Orange County

Spartanburg, South Carolina County deputies arrested Curtis Nathaniel Bullman, 43, on a fugitive warrant Monday, June 3 related to an aggravated sexual assault charge in Texas, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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The Texas Transportation Commission approved approximately $400,000 for improvements to the Orange County Airport at a May meeting.

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Orange County Commissioners have unanimously approved a resolution to nominate International Paper as a double jumbo enterprise project and entered into a contract with iDocket.com for the company to provide public, fee-based access to records of the district and county clerk offices.

Jonathan Ferguson with Ryan LLC, a consulting firm assisting International Paper with the double jumbo enterprise project, approached the podium at the Commissioners Court meeting Monday, May 20, to explain the request for nomination.

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The man whose body was discovered on the Orange County side of the Neches River on May 5 has been identified as Desmond Gerard O’Hara of Beaumont, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. O’Hara, 35-year-old black male, was reported missing by his family to Beaumont Police Department on Feb. 16, 2013.

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Ferguson

At their meeting Tuesday, May 9, the Orange City Council swore in two new members who are taking over the council seats for Districts 2 and 4.

Tommy Ferguson unseated District 2 incumbent Cullin Smith with the final vote tally standing at 353 to 224. Mary McKenna overtook incumbent Annette Pernell in a close race, winning by four votes with a tally of 148 to 144. At-large Councilman Bill Mello ran unopposed and joined the two newcomers at the swearing in Tuesday. A total of 882 ballots were cast.

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Thibodeaux

At their special court session scheduled Monday, May 6, commissioners approved a resolution appointing County Judge Carl Thibodeaux as the Orange County representative and negotiator with the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District Inc.

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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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