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Explore God discussion group is meeting at Sertino’s Café near Parkdale Mall on Thursday nights at 7 p.m. through the end of this month into November.

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In an statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Sheriff Keith Merritt, the sheriff said he and his staff are saddened to announce the loss of a valuable member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tom Ray, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Oct. 23, of a possible heart attack.

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California leaf-nosed bat (Photo by J. Scott Altenbach)

Eight kids from across the country are proving that you don’t need to be an adult to help out bats. These kids are members of the “Bat Squad,” a group of young people who will be introduced to schools across North America in a four-part live webcast series to be launched online at BatWeek.org during the third annual Bat Week, held this year from Oct. 24-31.

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Armed with information from concerned citizens and a narcotics search warrant, officers with the Orange Police Department (OPD), Orange County Sheriff's Office, West Orange Police Department and Bridge City Police Department effectively dismantled an apparent counterfeit currency manufacturing operation and confiscated a large amount of methamphetamine at a residence in the 100 block of Amaryllis Street in Orange on Oct. 21, OPD Lt. Jason T.

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Sunday, Oct. 23, at 2:00p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of US 69 and FM 1003 in Hardin County.

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling southbound in the outside traffic lane on US 69. A Dodge passenger vehicle was traveling northbound on US 69. The driver of the Dodge made a left turn into the crossover, failed to yield and pulled out in front of the motorcycle. The motorcycle slammed into the passenger-side of the Dodge and was thrown from his bike.

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