Orange

Update:

A 20-year-old Orange man was pronounced deceased after multiple vehicle crash occurred on Interstate 10 in Jefferson County near Gator Country Tuesday, Aug. 21.

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Photo courtesy of Shangri La Botanical Gardens

The Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will be reopening, after closing for more than a year due to Hurricane Harvey, Wednesday, Sept. 12.

Admission is free; however, due to the flooding from Harvey, the Outpost Tours will be under repair and therefore suspended until early 2019. 

The Shangri La Gardens consists of more than 250 acres in Orange that hosts the Hanging Garden, Pond of the Blue Moon, Sculpture Gardens and more.

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Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) investigators executing a search warrant seized about two pounds of hydroponic marijuana from a residence in the 5300 block of Old Highway 87 in Orange on Aug. 8, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator/Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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A local tree trimmer died from electrocution after he accidentally made contact with a live power line while cutting limbs at an Orange residence, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. J.P. Burns.

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A local tree trimmer died from electrocution after he accidentally made contact with a live power line while cutting limbs at an Orange residence, reports Orange Police Department (OPD) Capt. J.P. Burns.

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Police are investigating a shooting in Orange that injured one person but, according to the Orange Police Department (OPD), the victim does not wish to press charges and would not help identify the shooter. 

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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. 

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Police in Orange report a fatal accident May 18 claimed the life of an Orange County resident.

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) authorized more than $27.7 million in flood mitigation assistance grants, including $4,108,561 for elevation projects in Bevil Oaks. That’s more money than was devoted to any other single project.

The city of Orange will receive $244,696 for acquisition projects, and Hardin County will get $2,721,501.96 for acquisition projects.

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During a traffic stop May 5, Pinehurst police arrested an Orange resident after discovering drug paraphernalia and a large quantity of methamphetamine ineptly hidden in a latex glove tucked away inside Cheetos bag, reports Chief Fred Hanauer.

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