Orange County, TX

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Medical Complex Step Closer

The City of Orange took another step closer on Tuesday to making the way for a new medical complex in Orange County. The City Council approved two measures at its meeting to pave the way for the Eagle Point Parkway to be completed which would provide access to the proposed medical center.
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Orange County, TXBeaumont Enterprise

OCSO promotes detective to Criminal Investigations Division Sgt.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Office detective has been promoted. In a Tuesday Facebook post, OCSO congratulated Detective Sam Carpenter on his promotion to the Criminal Investigations Division Sergeant. “Sgt. Carpenter has over 15 years in law enforcement and has 5 years as an investigator. Sgt. Carpenter is also an instructor...
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Colorado man in custody after hours-long pursuit across Southeast Texas

TYLER, Texas — A Colorado man wanted for a parole violation is now in police custody in Orange County after eluding police in Southeast Texas for three-and-a-half-hours. It started on Tuesday around 10:30 a.m. when the Tyler County Sheriff’s Office was notified that deputies with the Hardin County Sheriff’s Officer were chasing a BMW car on Highway 69, according to a news release from the Tyler County Sheriff's Office..
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Orange County, TXBeaumont Enterprise

OCSO to host 'Cops 'N Kids' picnic

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office will host the 25th annual Cops ‘N Kids picnic soon. The picnic will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 16 at Claiborne West Park. The event will feature rides, games, a visit with area emergency services, refreshments, hotdogs, chips, drinks, watermelon and more.
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FEMA finalizing new floodplain map

Cutline: A panel of the new Orange County floodplain map shows the area of Pinehurst and West Orange. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging Orange County residents to examine new flood maps that become effective Dec. 16, 2021. To access the Orange County preliminary maps, go to this web...
Orange, TXOrange Leader

What Made Orange Great: “THE COVE” was Orange’s unique neighborhood

Rivers have a way of changing land and by doing so they change history. The Sabine River downstream of Orange makes a sweeping curve between the mouth of Adams Bayou and Cow Bayou. This area was once a large cove deep enough for ships to anchor. A large mound of shell, called a “midden” once stood near the mouth of Adams Bayou. This was evidence that the first inhabitants of the area were the Attakapa-Ishak tribe. The midden was made from the shells of the shellfish that made up a large part of the diet of the Attakapa.
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County Receives $1M Grant

The Commissioners Court got some great news Tuesday. Jennifer Haney with the Orange County Social Services Department applied for a Center for Disease Control grant. She shared the good news the county has been approved for the $1 million grant to expand the county’s health work force. Commissioners also reviewed...
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FEMA: Orange County, Texas, Flood Maps Finalized

FEMA says new flood maps for Orange County, Texas, have been finalized and become effective Dec. 16, 2021. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low-to-moderate- or high-risk flood zone. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will be working with the community on updating each floodplain ordinance and adopting these new flood maps.
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Vehicle Thefts Reported

Orange police had an unusually high amount of vehicle thefts reported Friday through Sunday. Four different incidences of missing vehicles were reported, plus an officer arrested a man in a car stolen from DeRidder, Louisiana. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said the thefts do not appear to be related and some...
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Orange County flood maps become final December 16

ORANGE COUNTY — New flood maps become effective Dec. 16, 2021, for Orange County, Texas. Residents are encouraged to examine the maps to determine if they are in a low-to-moderate- or high-risk flood zone. During the next six months, a FEMA compliance specialist will be working with your community on updating each floodplain ordinance and adopting these new flood maps.
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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

In 2016, Donald Trump ran on a platform to do away with the Affordable Care Act promising “On day one we will repeal and replace ObamaCare with something better.” The Trump administration did neither. Four years went by and when Trump ran for re-election he still didn’t have a health care plan. Instead they appealed to the Supreme Court that ruled republican states and the U.S. Justice Department didn’t have standing to bring the suit in the first place. The conservative court ruled 7-2. ObamaCare has become deeply entrenched throughout public life covering more than 30 million Americans. Virtually everyone benefits from one or more of the programs. Trump spent four years clogging up all three branches of government trying to eliminate ObamaCare. So why did Trump try to eliminate a law that helped citizens in such a deeply personal way? Trump and the republican politics of health care are the policies of cruel indifference. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and 17 other Republican states and the Justice Department filed the Supreme Court case. The case was among the most consequential the Court has considered this term. It follows more than a decade of bitter, partisan dispute over a law that expanded coverage to millions of Americans. Former President Obama in a statement said, “That the decision reaffirmed the notion that the Affordable Care Act is here to stay.” When the bill was passed and became law, Obama had said the law was structured in such a way that it would never be done away with. At the time Vice-President Biden made his famous quote to Obama that was caught on a hot microphone, praising the law with a swear word. After the Court ruling, now president Joe Biden statement read, “With millions of people relying on the Affordable Care Act for coverage it remains as ever a BFD.” My thinking is that ObamaCare is no longer about former President Obama, it has reached into the lives and financial security of households throughout the country. Before long, most citizens will have no idea whose name sake signature law is what’s protecting them. I believe we will not be hearing any more about ObamaCare. It is now, and ever, “The law of the land.”*****I have to move on. Come along, I promise it won’t do you no harm.
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OC Sheriff’s Calls June 14-20

Disturbance, 12:16 p.m. June 14, 6000 block of Queens Court in Bridge City. Assault occurred, 12:56 a.m. June 15, 300 block of Greathouse Road in Vidor. Burglary of a building, 6:55 a.m. June 15, 400 block of Boone Road in Vidor. Theft, 10:04 a.m. June 15, 24000 block of Interstate...
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Lions Carnival ready to hit stride

It was kinda like getting back on the bike. There were a hitch or two observed in the first week of the first non-delayed Lions Club Charity Carnival in a handful of years but that didn't spoil the fun. "Everybody out there was pleased," event co-chairman Pam Honeycutt said of...

Orange County sales tax receipts still rising

County Treasurer Christy Khoury banked $516,000 in sales tax receipts for the county from the month of April. That ½ of a cent sales and use tax rebate from the state of Texas is 7% higher than the figure from a year ago. According to the state comptroller’s website, Orange...
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Simar Steps Into Vice President Role For WOCCISD School Board

Gina Simar took over as Vice President in a vote during the WOCCISD Board of Trustees meeting on May 24th . Simar is a lifelong resident of Orange County and a 1981 graduate of West Orange-Stark. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and later graduated with a Master’s degree in Education. Ms.Simar retired from Lamar State College-Orange last year after twenty-eight years of service. While at LSCO, she held many titles, the last one being Dean of Health, Technology, and Workforce. Simar explains, “I love seeing people learn and grow as individuals. As a retiree, I continue to make a difference by teaching part-time. I also work part-time at Focused Care of Orange as a weekend supervisor. I enjoy the elderly and all the great nurses who work there. I believe that education is tied to the vitality of our community. West Orange Cove CISD is a major part of our community. Investing in the youth will mean a vibrant future for Orange.” Gina Simar says that giving back to the community has always been important to her, and she is active in several local organizations. These currently include United Way, Greater Orange Area Chamber Ambassador, Lions Club, Krewe Cest Bon, and LSCO adjunct representative on the faculty senate. After August 2021, Ms. Gina Simar will be known as Mrs. Gina Yeaman! Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!
Orange County, TXOrange Leader

Community Briefs 6.23.21

Price Funeral Home is hosting a Community Block Party from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 10 at 1209 Sixth Street in Orange. Teens Making a Difference is hosting a Back to School Bash Let’s Glow Crazy from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31 at Riverfront Boardwalk & Pavilion located at 601 Division in Orange. There will be school supply giveaway as well as live music food, door prizes and more activities. Wear bright colors! For more information, contact Nia Lewis at 409-920-1636.
Tyler County, TXOrange Leader

Pursuit begins in Orange, ends in Tyler County

On Tuesday, June 22, at approximately 10:30 a.m. Tyler County Sheriff’s Office was advised Hardin County Deputies were in pursuit of a BMW passenger car on State Hwy. 69. While enroute, deputies learned the pursuit originated in the City of Orange, traveling through Jefferson and Hardin Counties and ended ion a private road just inside Tyler County.
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Orange County Sheriff’s Office Beat 6.7-6.13.21

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the following calls from June 7 -June 13, 2021:. Welfare concern at the intersection of State Hwy. 62 and Foxtrot in Orange. Burglary at the 16000 block of Farm to Market 1442 in Orange. Burglary at the 3500 block of Old Peveto Road...
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Game Warden Field Notes

An Orange County Game Warden was traveling along the Tony Housman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) when he observed a vehicle driving along the right-of-way in the construction zone that appeared to have a shotgun on the dashboard. The warden was able to exit the interstate at the state line and make his way back along the right-of-way to investigate.