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Sharon Odegar told commissioners they’re being pressured into a decision before

In spite of resolutions passed by both the city of Vidor and the city of Orange opposing county funding of Texas Department of Transportation roadways, on Oct. 11, Orange County Commissioners unanimously approved taking a step toward a proposed 299 Loop project.

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At approximately 6:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a multiple vehicle crash on FM 105 in Orange County.

The crash occurred near Old Spanish Trail. A 1996 Ford pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1999 Chevrolet Corvette. A 2002 Honda motorcycle was traveling northbound on FM 105. The driver of the Chevrolet passed the Ford when unsafe and collided with the motorcycle.


The Beaumont Police Department is presenting free personal safety seminars for citizens.

BPD plans to cover situational awareness, walking and running safety, home and apartment safety, and identity theft and internet safety.

Chaz York (top) and Chase Welch

UPDATED 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, 2016: Sgt. Cody Guedry with BPD says that many of the details from witness statements regarding this incident are false. According to Guedry, Officer Welch was not involved in the preceding confrontations and not in either of the altercating groups. In addition, he said reports that the victim was shot in the back were false.

Dan Maher, executive director of the Southeast Texas Food Bank, and Donald Stagg

The Southeast Texas Food Bank received donations from Entergy and the 4H Club on Saturday, Oct. 8.