Orange County

Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a young woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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An Orange resident running for chair of the Orange County Republican Party was arrested at a polling facility Feb. 18 after he reportedly assaulted a poll worker with whom he was arguing, Vidor Police report.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies are investigating a possible kidnapping in Orange after a passerby saw a woman who appeared to have been assaulted and who was bound with rope near the edge of the roadway in the 7100 block of Bessie Heights in Orangefield at approximately 4:30 a.m. on Feb. 17.

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Deputies in Orange County arrested two men and recovered methamphetamine, synthetic marijuana and numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop on FM 105 in Orangefield near Orangefield Elementary School at a little after 1 p.m. on Feb. 13, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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Press release from U.S. Attorney's Office:

A 34-year-old Vidor man was sentenced today for his role in a March 2011 murder committed in as part of the SWS criminal enterprise in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.

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Neighbors who reside on Ford Lane in Orange County flocked to a public hearing Monday, Oct. 21, to express their concerns about and opposition to changing the speed limit on their street from 10 mph to 20 mph. The proposed change was on the agenda and up for vote at the Oct.

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Jeremy James Wimberly and Jessica Diane Smith

Deputies had to call out the dogs to locate two suspects who fled after narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Orangefield, according to a news release from OCSO.

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Neighbors who reside on Ford Lane in Orange County flocked to a public hearing at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 21, to express their concerns about and opposition to changing the speed limit on their street from 10 mph. to 20 mph. The proposed change was on the agenda and up for vote at the Oct. 21 Orange County Commissioners Court meeting following the hearing, and seven Ford Lane residents told commissioners at the public hearing that they absolutely do not want the speed limit raised on the short, dead-end road with several other neighbors also in attendance.

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According to the Texas Department of Transportation, FM 105 between the limits of FM1135 and FM1442 will be reduced from two lanes to one lane of traffic with flaggers at each end. The traffic closure is from Friday, Aug. 23 through Monday, Aug. 26, and then Tuesday, Aug. 27, from 7 a.m. until 5 p.m. for road work.

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