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Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Oct. 16 through Oct. 31: Vidor Jr. High School, 945 N. Tram Rd., Vidor – Score 100 Crystal Seafood, 1609 16th St., Orange – Need to

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

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Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Aug. 16 through Aug. 31: Kajun Seafood and Wing II, 1102 Park Ave., Orange – Need to date and cover all foods inside coolers/freezers, freezer door

Orange County Health/Restaurant Inspections

Orange County Health Inspector James Scales made the following inspections on area businesses from Aug. 1 through Aug. 15: Kids and Company, 4034 W. Park Ave., Orange, Score – 100 Bridge City Pizza, 2198 Texas Ave., Bridge City, Score- 100

Two from OC linked to Mexican drug cartel

U.S. Attorney John M. Bales announced today that 28 individuals have been arrested and charged with federal drug violations in the Eastern District of Texas. Two Orange County individuals, one from Jefferson and one from Chambers Counties were among the 35 defendants indicted

OC joins 100 Club

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The 100 Club of Southeast Texas is an organization that provides financial assistance and other support for the families of law enforcement officers, firefighters, and public emergency medical technicians who have fallen in the line of duty.

Cops and Kids pack Claiborne West Park


Children and parents gathered with Orange County deputies at Claiborne West Park Friday for the 16th annual Cops and Kids Picnic, featuring food and hands-on demonstrations.

County levels historic building


The Woodman of World Lodge was demolished Wednesday, June 23. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, it has taken about a year and a half to get permission to level the building.

BC boil water notice rescinded

The boil water notice that was issued on Tuesday afternoon for Bridge City has been rescinded as of 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Unwanted guests invading Texas beds

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“Sleep tight and don’t let the bed bugs bite.” Who knew this old bedtime saying would need to be taken literally in 2010 right here in Southeast Texas?

Obama: as long as it takes


President Barack Obama, in his first speech to the nation from the Oval Office, said stopping the worst environmental oil spill in U.S. history has tested the limits of human technology.

Man charged in Rose City death

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A Kountze man has been arrested on murder charges in the death of a Beaumont woman in Rose City. The body of Adell Ardoin, 26, of Beaumont, was discovered June 5 at the Rose City Sand Pit in a canal about two miles

Hoke finalist for Press Club award

Mike Hoke is the director of Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

Shangri La Managing Director Michael Hoke, this year’s lone Orange County finalist for the Press Club of Southeast Texas’ Newsmaker of the Year Award, was dubious of the phone call.

LifeShare to open Orange site

LifeShare Blood Centers will open a donation site in Orange to accommodate donors in the Orange County area. The site was donated by and is at St. Paul Episcopal Church, 1315 West Park Ave., with hours of operation Mondays and Wednesdays from 9

Pit bull attacks horse

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A Mauriceville woman was warned about dogs running at large after her female pit bull attacked a neighbor’s horse. She was also cited for not having a rabies vaccination certificate for the dog.

Solemn ceremony


The familiar train whistles of Orange were the only sounds during a moment of silence to honor those who have died for American freedom during Shangri La’s Memorial Day ceremony.

Sting nets prostitution arrests

Three Orange women face prostitution charges after Orange and Vidor police conducted a sting operation in the Orange city limits Tuesday.

According to Capt. Sparky Robinson with the Orange department, the operation was targeted toward street level prostitution during daytime hours.


Cocaine found during Bridge City traffic stop

Bridge City Police Officer Frank Carpenter discovered 22 pounds of cocaine in a traffic stop in Bridge City Sunday.Carpenter stopped a 2005 Dodge Pickup in the 700 block of Texas Avenue around 8:52 a.m. for an equipment violation.

OPD’s Arnold promoted to captain


Officer Robert W. Arnold, 34, of the Orange Police Department has been promoted to the rank of captain, Chief Sam Kittrell announced.

Woman charged after leaving infant in road

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Stephanie Carol Watkins, 23, was booked on multiple charges after leaving her 6-month-old son in the middle of a Vidor road Sunday. The child was bitten by mosquitos, but was otherwise unharmed.

Online or beyond the wire


Whether online or beyond the wire, Aaron Taylor of Vidor is a man on a mission. A corporal in the U.S Marine Corps, Taylor is serving with Company G of the 2nd Marines Special Operations Battalion out of Camp Lejeune, and is currently

Karasik named Student of the Month

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The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce congratulates Lindsey Karasik as May’s Student of the Month. Ms. Karasik attends Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School where she is on the “A” Honor Roll.