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Shane Austin Cooper

Police in Orange are investigating a homicide in the city after discovering a local man deceased alongside the roadway, the Orange Police Department reports.

According to Capt. Robert Enmon, officers responded to the 600 block of North Street at 2:30 a.m. on March 24 in reference to a disturbance. When they arrived, they found 38-year-old Orange resident Shane Austin Cooper unresponsive lying next to the road.

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A one-vehicle crash on FM 1006 in Orange County claimed the life of a Bridge City man March 26, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reported in a news release. 

According to Trooper Davis, the crash occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. in front of the DuPont Plant, just one mile south of Orange. A 2000 Toyota passenger car was southbound on FM 1006 when the driver lost control of the vehicle and traveled off the roadway. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest off-road.


The Orange County Sheriff's Office reports it is currently investigating the death of a resident there who died after being struck with a beer bottle during an altercation.

Marcom Stagg (inset) was found guilty of aggravated robbery.

UPDATE: District Attorney Bob Wortham announced May 2, 2016, that Judge Larry Gist in the Drug Impact Court has sentenced Marcom Dwayne Stagg to 50 years in prison for his involvement in a home invasion back in M


Corey Gaddis has been named the new director of nursing at Calder Woods Senior Living, Executive Director Ben Mazzara announced Tuesday, March 1. She replaces Wanda Harrington, who stepped down after 11 years.

Gaddis began her career at Calder Woods in 2007 as an LVN in nursing.

“Through the years, she has advanced and been given more responsibilities as she demonstrated excellent nursing abilities and leadership skills,” Mazzara said.