Police are searching for the suspect or suspects who vandalized a church in Orange, spraypainting the church building and a vehicle at a nearby residence with symbols often associated with Satanism, including an upside-down cross and "666."

According to the Orange Police Department (OPD), patrol officers responded to a report of criminal mischief on May 31 and determined one or more suspects spraypainted offensive symbols at St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W. Cherry in Orange, and on the vehicle located on Ninth Street sometime between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. that day. 

Allison Nathan Getz posted a photo of the graffiti on Facebook

No one knows when the graffiti was painted on the Riverfront Park bridge, but the newspaper reporter who discovered “stupid f------g Jews” in spray paint on the morning of Feb. 6 called Allison Nathan Getz, saying he would not leave the bridge until the hateful words were removed.

Getz said that she contacted city manager Kyle Hayes, who met her at Riverfront Park to inspect the damage.

Robert Sloan photos

Last weekend Rayburn Country, just north of Jasper, was at its very finest with plenty of sunshine, morning temperatures in the upper 40s and afternoon highs in the 70s. For many folks, it was a prime opportunity for a round of golf. For others it was a perfect day for bass and crappie fishing on big Sam Rayburn Lake.