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Hayley Kinard, 5A 114 pound State Champion

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Two Lady Pirate powerlifters qualified to compete against many of the best athletes in Texas at the THSWPA State Meet in Waco last week. When the meet concluded, one had set two state records and the... + continue reading

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Auto Teacher AL Waits, senior Daryl Evans, CTE Director Penny Singleton

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Congratulations to the Vidor High School Career and Technical Education Students of the Month for February, Daryl Evans and Greyson Burroughs. Daryl is a hard worker and leader in his Automotive Tech... + continue reading

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The Allen family (left to right): Alistair, Adelyn, and Mom Amy, enjoying themselves at Pirate Pride park.

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Pirate Pride Park will be getting some TLC on Saturday, March 23 starting at 9 am. and volunteers are welcome to pitch in. Derrick Barber invites the public to join members of Eastgate United... + continue reading

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Nehemiah’s Vision, Vidor’s own charitable rebuild ministry, held a fundraising banquet last week at the Orange County Expo Center to raise money for this year’s Harvey home repair season getting ready to kick off soon. The charity raised more than $18,000 through ticket sales.

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Nehemiah’s Vision Rebuild Ministry of Vidor celebrated Tropical Storm Harvey storm victims and the volunteers who helped those victims at a fund-raising “Glorification Dinner” held at the Orange... + continue reading

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Orange Precinct #3 County Commissioner John Gothia of Bridge City (center), pictured here during a recess of the Commissioners’ Court meeting following Judge Dean Crook’s resignation, is currently acting as Orange County Judge Pro Tem. Gothia said that the succession process to name a new Orange County Judge might be complicated. Standing to Gothia’s left is Precinct #4 County Commissioner Robert Viator, Jr., while Precinct #2 County Commissioner Theresa Adams Beauchamp is seated at the Court bench to Gothia’s right.

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With the recent resignation of Orange County Judge Dean Crooks that should become effective this week, the path to appointing an interim County Judge might be fraught with hazard. According to... + continue reading

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03/20/2019
A forty-seven year-old man from Vidor was taken to a Beaumont hospital on Sunday evening during a medical emergency that he suffered while driving his vehicle at highspeed on a freeway in western Jefferson County. The nature of the medical emergency that Mark Lane suffered while driving his car has not been disclosed, nor is any information... + continue reading
03/14/2019
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a resolution asking the Texas Legislature to amend the Hotel Occupancy Tax law to allow the County to contribute $100,000 of County HOT tax collections towards an entertainment pavilion that will be built at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on the Sabine River.“Orange... + continue reading

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Orange County Judge Dean Crooks reads his letter of resignation from the Orange County Commissioners’ Court bench over which he presided for nearly one year. The Judge resigned in the face of a groundswell of public opposition that arose to his published stance on Orange County Economic Development questioning abatements and other property tax incentives.

03/14/2019
Orange County Judge Dean T. Crooks resigned from his elected position as County Judge at the beginning of the regularly scheduled Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting held on Wednesday morning, March 13, 2019. During the surprise announcement, Judge Crooks said that the effective date for his resignation would be on Tuesday, March 19, 2019... + continue reading

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Tad McKee, president of the Stark Foundation was the first of twenty speakers that spoke to the Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Wednesday. McKee spoke out in support of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.

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The Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom was packed with an overflow crowd of citizens, business and civic leaders to voice their opinions mostly about Orange County economic development on Wednesday.

03/14/2019
According to some observers, the large crowd packed into the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom on Wednesday morning for the regular meeting of the Commissioners’ Court came to that meeting to speak to the Court concerning their own opinions about offering tax incentives to attract new industry to the county. Others came to speak about the... + continue reading

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Competitors await their match at the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held Friday. Six area schools, plus Vidor, participated in the day long event.

03/14/2019
Busloads of competitors from six area schools plus parents and other fans descended on Vidor Friday to participate or watch the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held at the Vidor High School tennis courts.Schools participating included Anahuac, Bridge City, East Chambers, Little Cypress-Mauriceville, Orangefield and West-Orange Stark.In the... + continue reading
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Courtesy photo

Hayley Kinard, 5A 114 pound State Champion

03/20/2019
Two Lady Pirate powerlifters qualified to compete against many of the best athletes in Texas at the THSWPA State Meet in Waco last week. When the meet concluded, one had set two state records and the... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Competitors await their match at the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held Friday. Six area schools, plus Vidor, participated in the day long event.

14/03/19

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Cameron Lane and Heidi Huang warm up before matches begin at Friday’s Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament. The duo won the mixed doubles title in the finals that saw them defeat another Vidor team.

14/03/19

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Pirate second baseman Shane McKinley beat the throw to score a run for the Pirates in the district opener against the Nederland Bulldogs Tuesday.

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Vidor Pirate centerfielder Zach Seigrest watches for his chance to steal second base in Tuesday’s district opener against Nederland.

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Pirate catcher Mason Brown awaits the pitch Tuesday in Vidor’s district opener against Nederland.

14/03/19

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“OPERATION GREEN GRASS”---Mayor Tommy Rainbolt, left, is shown making the first purchase to kickoff the Vidor Lions Club project of Operation Green Grass Saturday in Woods Shopping Center. Club President Joe Wingerson is shown accepting $1 from Mayor Rainbolt for a bag of rich, barnyard fertilizer, being sold by the Lions as a fund raising project to benefit the club’s sight conservation program and to assist in its crippled children’s work. The sale will continue through the month of March. Orders for five or more bags will be accepted and delivered to anyone calling RO 9-4946.

03/14/2019
AUSTIN — With the filing of legislation that would give teachers an across-the-board pay increase, Texas lawmakers showed progress toward solving the complex issues of school finance and property tax... + continue reading

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Andrea Poole reads aloud to Savannah Sanford, inley Jorgensen, Macy Chilton and Kelly Poole. Poole will be starting a storytime March 31 at the Vidor Public Library, reading every other Wednesday morning to children not yet in school.

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Auto Teacher AL Waits, senior Daryl Evans, CTE Director Penny Singleton

03/20/2019
Congratulations to the Vidor High School Career and Technical Education Students of the Month for February, Daryl Evans and Greyson Burroughs. Daryl is a hard worker and leader in his Automotive Tech... + continue reading

Angie Eikenhorst surrounded by Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and District administrators.

06/03/19

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Kiwanis’ Treasurer Kristi Charrier and President Shane Johns present a check to Mauriceville Elementary librarian, Sommer Reynolds.

20/02/19

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Vidor High School student Mitchell Allen received the Best Advocate award at the Region V Mock Trial competition this past weekend.

06/02/19