Vidor Man Killed In Fred


At approximately 6:45a.m. Nov. 6, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on FM 92 in Tyler County.  The crash occurred in front of the post office in Fred, Texas.   Preliminary reports indicate that a 2009 Toyota passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on FM 92.  The driver of ...

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Constitutional Election Day Tuesday


Orange County had almost 1,000 people vote early for Tuesday’s state constitutional amendments election. Early voting ended Friday. The county had 344 people going to the four sites to cast ballots during the 10 days of early voting. Another 634 people sent mail-in ballots and two votes came from out of the country for a ...

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County Hires Valenciano As New EMC


Effective Monday, November 6, Orange County has a new Emergency Management Coordinator.  County Judge Brint Carlton has appointed a former county employee Ralph Valenciano as the new head of the Emergency Management Department. Carlton indicated Valenciano worked for Orange County several years ago in Emergency Management before moving into the private sector.  He has a ...

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Some Courthouse Offices Reopen This Week

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The Orange County Courthouse will reopen to the public beginning the week of November 6.  During a workshop Friday afternoon, the Commissioners Court discussed with elected officials and department heads which offices could begin moving back into the Courthouse which has been closed since Tropical Storm Harvey hit on August 29.  The MIS Department will ...

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Car Part Lead To Arrest


A vehicle grille left behind where a 71-year-old woman was struck and killed led Vidor police to an arrest for the hit-and-run on Thursday. Detective James Blankenship said he found the grille and tracked it to an older modern Saturn Vue. Vidor investigtors then looked for that model with a missing grille. They found one ...

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OPD Looking For Surveillance Assistance


Orange police are asking people in the Lindenwood subdivision to check their security cameras for help in identifying a man who attempted to kidnap a 9-year-old boy Wednesday afternoon. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the boy was playing outside his house on Browning Street about 2:20 p.m. when a man in a brown car pulled ...

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Mother Arrested For Taking Children


Three missing Alabama children who were found in Orange County Thursday had been taken more than 600 miles from home by their mother, the Marshall County sheriff said. A traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County led to the recovery of Katelyn Marie Kitchens, Timothy Gene “Trace” Kitchens and Darren Marcus Cribbs, who were ...

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Hit and Run Driver Arrested


  On Thursday, November 2, 2017 the Vidor Police Department arrested Kevin McClure, age 49, of Orange County. McClure is charged with Failure to Stop and Render Aid with Serious Bodily Injury or Death, a Second Degree felony punishable by 2 to 20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. McClure is presently incarcerated ...

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Wreck Takes Down Utility Pole


No one was injured Wednesday morning when a pickup truck hydroplaned on 16th Street in Orange and hit a utility pole. Orange police report the Entergy pole broke in half and part of it fell on the hood of the truck. Two other vehicles were slightly damaged. The accident was at 10:40 a.m. in the ...

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County Creates Two Positions, EMC Position Now Open


The Commissioners Court approved Tuesday restructuring the Emergency Management Department.  Two new positions were created under the Emergency Management Department and two offices were separated from it. The current Emergency Management Coordinator Missy Pillsbury (right) was put in charge of two offices that she has overseen while she was the Emergency Management Coordinator and before ...

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