Orange County

Orange and Jefferson county sheriff's offices are conducting a death investigation after a body was discovered in the Neches River near the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge over the Neches River over the weekend.

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The Orange County Sheriff's Office is investigating the deaths of 15 cattle found shot in a private property area of Mansfield Ferry Road in Vidor. Sheriff Keith Merritt said his office was alerted to the incident Monday, April 15, at approximately 8:50 a.m. by a concerned citizen traveling by the scene of the crime. According to a press release from Sgt. Chad Hogan, the cattle were all female and included several calves.

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Officers with the Orange County Correctional Facility found a package containing synthetic marijuana hidden inside a prison transport van on Tuesday, April 9. According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the vehicle was parked at 205 South Border St. in Orange when correctional officers found the "green leafy substance."

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Three people were arrested in Orange County Tuesday, March 12 after a Crime Stoppers tip led sheriff’s deputies to discover approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine worth an estimated value of $5,500 at an apartment in Mauriceville.

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Orange County Pct. 4 Commissioner Jody Crump

County Judge Carl Thibodeaux expressed concern and dismay during the Orange County Commissioners Court meeting Monday, Feb.

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In an urgent news release, the Orange County Sheriff's Office is currently requesting help from the public in catching the culprits of multiple recent burglaries in Orange.

News Release from Sgt. Chad Hogan:

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office, along with several other agencies, are currently investigating some daytime residential burglaries in various neighborhoods throughout the County. Most of the burglaries have occurred during the workweek in the daytime hours.

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One man is in critical condition after a shooting in Vidor.

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Although removed from the media attention it once garnered, foreclosure rates in Texas, and the nation, are still at an alarming rate. One in 497 housing units in the United Stated received foreclosure notices in January 2011, according to data compiled by California-based Realty Trac, the leading provider of such information. Those numbers are down 17 percent from the year prior.

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Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux flexed his judicial muscle to order an emergency burn ban for all of Orange County on Monday, April 18. The ban will be in effect for seven days, and county commissioners will have an opportunity to keep the ban in effect during the entity's next scheduled meeting.

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At the first-ever meeting of Orange County leaders to decide on granting a “mass gathering” permit Tuesday, April 5, the group chose to allow the function to continue with the blessing of the court.

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