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Wrong turn leads to arrest

The Orange Leader A GPS direction landed woman's car on railroad tracks. A woman from Houston using her GPS to navigate to a location, said it gave her a turn that landed her vehicle down the railroad tracks. According to the woman, she was navigating to a location, at approximately 7 a.m. on Saturd

ORANGE LEADER - 2017-12-18 18:09:08

Missing Orange county 13-year-old reported safe

Krista Chandler Published 11:20 am, Saturday, December 16, 2017 A missing 13-year-old girl from Orange is reportedly safe. Beaumont police said Akiyah Ward, who left West Orange Middle School without permission Dec. 12, was brought to the station by her father late Friday night. Police in Beaumont,


Orange police searching for 13 year old runaway

Orange Police are asking for help in finding a runaway, the department said in a release. Akiyah Heaven Ward, 13, was reported to have left West Orange Middle School without permission on Dec. 12, and her whereabouts are still unknown at this time, police said. The Orange Police Department has recei


Local flood victims still struggling to put roof over their heads

Ruby Robinson carries her insurance documents everywhere she goes, keeping the company's denial letter in her purse in case she needs it at a moment's notice. The letter, which says she did not qualify for any money from the damage done by Tropical Storm Harvey to her Nome home, is all she has to sh

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-12-18 14:49:12

How to watch the state championship football games

Fox Sports Southwest will live broadcast every high school football state championship game this week, including Newton and West Orange-Stark. Newton's state title game against Gunter (Thursday, 7 p.m.) will be on Fox Sports Southwest Plus. West Orange-Stark's game against Texarkana Pleasant Grove (

BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE - 2017-12-18 18:35:52


PRESS RELEASE - Sulphur, LA - On December 12th, 2017 at approximately 9:54 P.M., Cpl. Joshua Maddox with the Combined Anti-Drug Task Force (C.A.T.) conducted a traffic stop on a 2016 Dodge passenger car eastbound on Interstate 10 near mile marker 18 (Sulphur, LA) upon observing the driver fail to ma


Do you know where to vote on Tuesday?

The last chance to vote in the Hospital District election is on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Here is a list of all the polling places to know where one is to cast their vote: 2017 Hospital District (ED) The last chance to vote in the Hospital District election is on Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. Here is a list


Appraisal District asking for assistance with appraisals

Orange County Appraisal District is sending out letters to property owners in an effort to make accurate appraisals of homes this year due to the number of residents suffering damages due to Hurricane Harvey. Chief Appraiser Michael Cedars, according to the letter, said the district is aware that ma


Cool job: Decatur native brings winter wonderland to life

SMOOTH SLIDING - Cody Cobb is responsible for making sure the snow slide at the Gaylord Texan runs smoothly during the winter months. Messenger photo by Richard Greene Most Texans can only dream of a white Christmas and hills with fresh powder to sled down and play in. Each Christmas season, it's De

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

Decatur Trustees to receive report

After the uproar caused by the December 2016 preliminary letter grade accountability ratings, Texas legislators revised the system during the spring session. Monday night, Decatur School Board members will get an update on the revisions from Superintendent Judi Whitis. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. a

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

Wise County Person of the Year 2017

For the second year, the Wise County Messenger will name a Person of the Year. The nominees, as chosen by the newsroom staff, include community activist Bryson Boyd, retired educator Kim Dunlap, Boyd ISD coach Oscar Hernandez, Bridgeport city councilman Kevin Lopez and local Live Thankfully founder

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

County sales tax revenue grows

Sales tax receipts for Wise County grew by 11.69 percent in October from the same month in 2016, according to this week's report from the state comptroller. Wise County brought in $313,011.81 for the month as compared to $280,242.88 in 2016. With two months left in the year to still report, receipts

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

Alfred "Al" C. Pittman

Alfred "Al" C. Pittman December 5, 1943 - December 13, 2017 ALVORD- Alfred "Al" C. Pittman, 74, went to be with our Lord on Dec. 13, 2017 in Alvord, TX. The family received friends 6-8 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Hawkins Funeral Home in Decatur. A funeral service is at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 16 at Hopewell Bapt


Man arrested after motorcycle pursuit

A motorcycle operator led police on a high speed chase through Wise County late Monday, at least until he ran out of gas. Bridgeport Police Chief Steve Stanford said his office received a call at 11:12 p.m. Monday about a suspicious person on a motorcycle at McDonald's. When officers arrived a few m

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

White joins Precinct 3 constable race

Tony White of Rhome is the fourth - and final - candidate to file in the Precinct 3 constable race. Tony White White filed just before the deadline Monday to run as a Republican in the March 6 primary election. He'll face Cary Mellema, Charles Applewhite and Terry Terry. There is no Democratic oppo

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

Former police chief found not guilty

After a three-day trial in which many prominent Rhome citizens took the stand, a jury found former Rhome police chief Brandon Davis not guilty of two counts of official oppression. Brandon Davis Davis was accused of unlawfully removing two citizens, Kenny Crenshaw and Ramah Burns, from a Rhome City

WCMESSENGER.COM - 2017-12-16 23:59:59

"First Day Hike" at Logoly State Park highlights pond and Crane's Fly Trail

Logoly State Park will host a First Day Hike from 10-11 a.m. Sunday, January 1. People will be able to start the new year with a hike around the Logoly Pond. The Crane's Fly Trail is 3/4-mile long and rated as moderate, so good walking shoes are a must. This is a guided hike led by park staff that w


Magnolia students responsible for handicapped-accessible equipment at East Side Park

Magnolia High School junior, Shermar Easter, with friends Madelyn Mitchell and Kayleigh Sneed, recently saw their community service project come to completion as a new handicapped accessible swing set was installed at East Side Park. Easter saw the need for the special equipment during his freshman

MAGNOLIAREPORTER.COM - 2017-12-18 08:23:00

Police Department encourages drivers to be sober this holiday season

The holiday season is in full swing, and so is a DWI/DUI enforcement mobilization to help ensure that everyone celebrates safely. The El Dorado Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies around the nation in warning drivers to "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over." Increased patrols began on D


In the churches, 12-16-17

New Life Deliverance and Worship Center: "Christmas on the South End" and appreciation honoring Sharon E. Modica along with cantata and concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, Highway 167 South, Junction City Highway, El Dorado. Musicians and singers from Union County; Claiborne, Lin