Orange County

Entergy Storm Ready

News release from Entergy Texas from March 14:

Last week’s rains have become this week’s floods and personnel with Entergy Texas, Inc. are hard at work to ensure evacuees and other Southeast Texans will have safe and reliable power as the event unfolds.

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Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) investigators are still trying to sort out the details of a shooting that occurred Thursday, March 10, and say an arrest could be forthcoming. 

According to a news release from OCSO, deputies responded to 911 call in reference to a shooting at a trailer park in the 12000 block of Highway 62 North at 4:51 p.m. The caller told dispatch that a male subject had been shot and another man was still in the area with a shotgun.

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The City of Pinehurst Police, Fire, Water and Street Departments are going door to door making contact with businesses and residents that they expect to be affected by rising flood waters, Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III said in a news release Monday morning, March 14.

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Traffic alert from the Texas Department of Transportation:

BEAUMONT – Alternating lane closures on US 69 northbound at Lucas with traffic possibly detoured to the frontage road Sunday night, March 6, 8 p.m.-5 a.m. Crews will be moving concrete traffic barrier.

ORANGE – The inside, westbound lane of Interstate 10 in Orange from Simmons Drive to Highway 87 will be closed nightly Saturday-Monday night, March 5-7, 7 p.m.-6 a.m. to work on the Highway 87 overpass.

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Samantha Thomas

Narcotics investigators arrested a young Buna woman Feb. 22 after allegedly discovering more than 40 grams of methamphetamine in her possession.

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Audine Rathbun

On Fridays at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor, hungry hordes line up for hot food and fellowship, but those serving the famished folk face a problem. Southeast Texas Food Bank agency relations specialist Audine Rathbun told county commissioners Feb. 16 the facility is inadequate to serve the multitude and needs an upgrade.

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Gary Martin, Laurie Revis Martin and Britni Martin

Orange County Sheriff's deputies, Orange Police officers and DEA agents arrested three people for methamphetamine distribution after executing a search warrant Feb. 18, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO).

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A young woman and her 4-year-old nephew narrowly escaped a blaze that engulfed a pickup truck and a gas pump at the Valero gas station on Main Street in Vidor Feb. 15, reports the Orange County Fire Department.

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Two investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office have been recognized by the United States Department of Justice for their outstanding efforts toward preventing and ending organized crime and for pursuing affiliates of the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas, a deadly white supremacist organization.

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One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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