Category Archives: Orange County News

LSC-O and DuPont SRW partner for workforce skills development

  Lamar State College – Orange has partnered with DuPont De Nemours and Co. Inc. to provide custom training for over 500 new and incumbent employees at the Sabine River Works location in Orange. The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) awarded

Boil water notice issued for Mauriceville residents

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Residents of Mauriceville, from Zavala Rd. to Stallion Rd., were issued a boil water advisory due to a water main break. It is advised residents boil water before consumption. When the notice is lifted, water system officials will notify residents

Pinehurst Doctor’s Office raid by PD and DEA

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As a result of an ongoing investigation by the Pinehurst Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), a search warrant was executed at the office of Dr. Philip Cantu located at 220 Strickland Drive in Pinehurst. Pinehurst Police Chief

Man shot in leg near Bridge City

Calvert, Jason Clark (1)

According to a report from Clint Hodgkinson, chief deputy with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. near the Bridge City area of Orange County around 3:40 p.m.,

Trooper struck by vehicle while working accident

A DPS trooper was injured Wednesday evening while working an accident on IH-10 near FM 1136. The trooper, Kim Ousman, was working an accident when another vehicle struck her patrol car. The patrol car then struck Ousman. She was conscious

BC woman killed in auto-pedestrian accident

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A Bridge City woman was struck and killed early Wednesday morning as she was walking on E. Roundbunch Rd. near Douglas St. Judge Derry Dunn identified the woman as 35 year old Natalie Chaisson. Dunn said the BCPD received a

Boat accident claims 10-year-old girl


The Orange County Sheriff’s Office received an emergency call in reference to a boating accident that occurred on the Sabine River around 6:20 p.m., Saturday. The accident was near the end of West Bluff Road in the north Orange area

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from June 16 and June 30: West Orange High School, 1400 Newton St., Score – 100 Vidor High School, 300 Orange St., Score – 100 Oak Forest

Woman held in fatal shooting

Parker, Amanda Lee

Monday evening, at approximately 10:06 pm, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 6900 block of Swisher St. in Mauriceville, in reference to a shooting. When deputies arrived, they found 42 year old Natalie Jeanne Little with a gunshot wound

Creaux’s Nest

HISTORICAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHTED This week marks the 238th year of our Independence. On July Fourth we celebrate throughout the United States. This year, the Fourth falls on a Friday making for a three-day holiday weekend. Celebrations throughout the country will

Still no arrest 12 years later


Dannarriah Finley would have been 17 on her birthday July 22, but her life was taken from her when she was just 4 years old. Orange still mourns the loss of a little girl who was taken from her home

Bridge City looks great for a middle-aged city


Preston “Red” Wood at his desk as Bridge City’s first mayor in 1970. The United States of America isn’t the only one celebrating a birthday in July. The city of Bridge City will be observing its anniversary when it came into

Gas leak repairs continue in Orangefield

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Workers repairing a natural gas leak in the Orangefield area are making good progress, and are in the process of removing the old rig, so they can have room to repair the blown out line. Work on the rig will

Gas leak calls for evacuations

Several homes in the Gulf Rd. and Scales Ln. areas had to be evacuated Wednesday due to a gas leak. Clint Hodgkinson, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said that the leak began about 8:45 am, at a well site

Remembering a sacrifice made in the line of duty

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Pictured is Captain Danny Gray who loved being a police officer Many recall when Captain Danny Gray was  killed during a jail break forty years ago this week. June 28, 1974 started out quiet in Orange, but the day had

CASA welcomes new executive director

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Advocate for Children, Inc., a CASA program serving six counties in the region and headquartered in a lovely building in Orange County is gearing up for an exciting year helping children that need it most. The members of the board of

The Eye Place holds ribbon cutting

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Eye Place, located at 1502 Strickland Drive Ste. 2. The Eye Place provides quality eye glasses at reasonable prices. They provide a variety of brands of

Special ad rates offered for 4th of July edition

The Record Newspapers will be offering advertising specials for the upcoming 4th of July special edition newspaper. Make sure to reserve your space, and place your ad now for this special edition event. Deadline will be at noon, June 30. Call

Traffic accident results in fatality

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Thursday, June 19, at 7:38 pm, officers with  the Orange Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of 10th St. and Green Ave., in reference to a major traffic accident. Upon arrival, officers located a 1999  Nissan passenger car, with

He’s a sole man-Merchant makes living from fixing shoes and boots

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Allen Nation, owner of Romano’s Shoe Shop in Orange, said his craft is halfway a craft and halfway an art. “It’s not rocket science, but there’s a method to do it. I’m not an artsy kind of guy, but the

Officers Reeves and Byrd named Employees of the Month

Bridge City Chamber Ambassador Dave Derosier, Officers Timothy Reeves and Jesse Byrd, Police Chief Paul Davis

Please join The Bridge City Chamber of Commerce in congratulating Officer Timothy Reeves and Officer Jesse Byrd on receiving the Chambers Employee of the Month Award.  Officers Reeves and Byrd were presented their awards by Dave Derosier at the June