Vidor Middle School demolition to begin

The demolition of the flood damaged Vidor Middle School is scheduled to begin this week. The demolition contractor has already punched holes in exterior walls to remove utility equipment to be salvaged. Photo by George Garza

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Some of the long awaited FEMA disaster damage reimbursement funds, specifically, those funds approved for the demolition of the Tropical Storm Harvey flood damaged Vidor Middle School, have been... + continue reading
Free Coronavirus testing this Sunday

The Former Texas National Guard Armory Building on Meeks Drive in Orange just two blocks north of the I-10 Freeway will be the site of a free, no appointment necessary, mobile military COVID-19 testing unit deployment for Coronavirus testing this coming Sunday, Photo by George Garza

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
With the recent rise in active COVID-19 positive cases reporting in Orange County, the County has arranged for another round of free COVID-19 Coronavirus testing at the former Army National Guard... + continue reading
When to run and when to stay put
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
5
We watched as the sun rose out of the Louisiana marsh like a huge ball of fire. There were no clouds anywhere in the sky this past Friday morning so nothing was obstructing our view. It is amazing... + continue reading
Commissioners name Lane Mooney as Orange County Sheriff

After formally accepting a letter of resignation from Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt last week on Tuesday, the Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted to name presumptive Sheriff-elect Jimmy Lane Mooney of Vidor as the latest Orange County Sheriff effective July 1 st , 2020.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Posted by Anonymous
Reader's rate:
5
It was an odd circumstance last Tuesday at the Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting when the Court voted, not once, but twice, in two separate Commissioners’ Court agenda items, to accept the... + continue reading
Early vote now in primary runoff election

Early voting is happening this week and next at four polling places listed below. Polls will be closed Friday, July 3, 2020 through Sunday, July 5, 2020 for the Fourth of July Holiday. Polls open each day at 8:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. except for Tuesdays when polls stay open late until 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Posted by Anonymous
Reader's rate:
0
Early voting began on Monday of this week in the July 14, 2020 Texas Primaries Runoff Elections. Runoffs? Yes, runoffs. Every reader should remember the March 3, 2020 Orange County Republican Party... + continue reading

Latest News

07/08/2020
Attention all Rose City homeowners! Are you still trying to recover from Hurricane Harvey’s massive floodwaters? Is your recovery stalled because you had no flood insurance and you are doing it in bits and pieces as you able to afford it? Have you wished that you could sell your flood damaged home and move into another home in, perhaps, a less... + continue reading
07/01/2020
Since the Memorial Day holiday weekend, the number of documented Orange County citizens who have tested positive for the COVID-19 Coronavirus has jumped from about 12 active cases on May 28, 2020 to 79 active cases on June 23, 2020. That is an increase of 67 newly discovered active cases of Coronavirus in Orange County in the month of June or an... + continue reading

Home Page

More News

Article Image Alt Text
06/24/2020
  With newly discovered Coronavirus exposure cases on the rise in Orange County, now may be a good time to be tested for the Coronavirus to make sure you are COVID-19 free.  Since Memorial Day through June 17, 2020, thirty-three more Orange County residents have been found to have been exposed to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, through testing... + continue reading
OCESD#1 signs Allegiance Ambulance contract

Two Allegiance Mobile Health mobile intensive care unit ambulances, all decked out in Orange County Emergency Services District #1 emergency vehicle livery, sit ready, inside Fire Station #1 for Allegiance emergency medical response personnel to begin 9-1-1 ambulance service throughout the fire district in mid August. Allegiance will also be providing up to two more ambulances to serve the large district. Photo by George Garza

06/24/2020
The appointed Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 voted unanimously, with one commissioner absent, to sign a new contract with Allegiance Mobile Health to provide emergency and non-emergency ambulance services for the entire emergency services district starting on August 16, 2020.In April of 2020, the OCESD#1... + continue reading
Water District cedes CCN to Mauriceville MUD

-The map area outlined in red is currently in the CCN (Certificate of Convenience) of Vidor’s Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 that the Mauriceville Municipal Utilities District wants to annex from the Vidor water district. The green area on the map is currently either inside of the boundaries (the black line with dots) of the Vidor Water District or assigned by a state agency as the OCWC&ID#1’s “extraterritorial area” or CCN. The Blue area on the map has been assigned by a state agency as the Mauriceville MUD’s “extraterritorial area” or CCN.

06/24/2020
The Board of Directors of the Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #1 voted last week on Monday to cede a small portion of their Certificate of Convenience (CCN), to the Mauriceville Municipal Utilities District. A CCN is like an extra-territorial jurisdiction of a city outside of the City limit of a city. Only, in the case of a... + continue reading
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
31
 
 

Sports

When to run and when to stay put
07/08/2020
We watched as the sun rose out of the Louisiana marsh like a huge ball of fire. There were no clouds anywhere in the sky this past Friday morning so nothing was obstructing our view. It is amazing... + continue reading

Columns

Governor’s order mandates wearing of face masks in public
07/08/2020
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on July 2 issued an executive order to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus while keeping Texas as open as possible for business.With few exceptions, the order requires... + continue reading

Lifestyle

Looking Back 07/01/2010
07/01/2020
Ms. Anna Marie Burns gathers her pre-kindergarten students close to the black board to review a lesson they've learned in the V.I.S.D. Summer Camp.  To read more please log in or subscribe... + continue reading
Article Image Alt Text

Kay Pressley, a member of the Crafty Ladies Club of the Texas Extension Education Association in Rains County, shows some of the cloth face masks she made as part of Operation Face Mask. Photo courtesy of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service

08/04/20
VHS Cosmetology seniors Place 1st at Skills USA

Kelsey Connor

, VHS Cosmetology seniors Place 1st at Skills USA

Angela Pohlit

04/03/20