Orange

Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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As of Monday, Sept. 25, the American Red Cross has invested more than $100 million in Texas alone in the aftermath of Tropical Storm/Hurricane Harvey, with roughly $12 million of those dollars going directly to aid residents of the Golden Triangle, according to Red Cross Regional Communications Manager Ekland Durousseau.

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On Sept. 15 at about 1:45 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a two vehicle crash on I-10 in Orange County. The crash occurred near the Texas-Louisiana state line.

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Photo courtesy of The Salvation Army

Distributing food and water in three locations in the Golden Triangle, The Salvation Army served more than 1,800 families Tuesday, Sept. 5. This is in addition to the more than 5,000 meals served through its mobile kitchens working throughout the Golden Triangle.

With additional supplies scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning, a second day of distribution is scheduled for the afternoon. Starting at 1 p.m., The Salvation Army will provide boxes of food pre-packed to feed a family for several days, as well as cases of bottled water.

Distribution locations:

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Police are investigating the homicide of a 74-year-old Orange resident who was found stabbed and mortally wounded at the Alexander Homes Apartments at 2049 Fourth St. on Aug. 18 at 8:22 p.m.

According to a news release from the Orange Police Department, officers responded to the apartment complex after dispatch received a call reporting a stabbing victim at the location. They arrived at the scene minutes after the initial call, at 8:26 p.m., and located the elderly resident with apparent stab wounds lying in the grass at the complex.  

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Police in Orange are investigating an aggravated assault following a disturbance Aug. 18 that left a one man with a bleeding chest wound. 

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Photo by Eleanor Skelton

Several local groups gathered in the summer twilight outside Orange City Hall on Sunday, Aug. 13.

Shelby Smith, who kickstarted the Golden Triangle Indivisible group with the women’s march back in January, explained that the candlelight service commemorated “those who have died at the hands of racism” and also demanded justice for victims of hate after the events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where counterprotesters clashed with white nationalists and other right-wing groups Saturday, Aug. 12.

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From “Kinky Boots to Cinderella slippers” the upcoming Lutcher Theater season presents 13 incredible and diverse events, including eight Broadway shows, an unprecedented musical act, contemporary dance, a spectacular holiday family event and the ever-popular fall outdoor concert event, Symphony at Shangri La featuring the Symphony of Southeast Texas.

Season tickets are on sale now, and individual show tickets can be purchased Friday, Aug. 11, at www.lutcher.org, the Lutcher box office or by calling (409) 886-5535.

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Walter Nunez

Police in Orange arrested an apparently irate, intoxicated man July 15 on an enhanced family violence charge and retaliation charges, reportedly following an altercation between the suspect and his girlfriend that ended with injuries, his arrest and a threat to come back in three days to beat her again.

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James “Jimmy” Scales

Bridge City Municipal Judge James “Jimmy” Scales, 65, died July 8, 2017, when his riding lawnmower rolled over on him as he was mowing a ditch in Bridge City.

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