Photos courtesy/Kenneth Bost

Rose City Marshal Kenneth Bost (inset) was able to find and retrieve this enclosed lowboy utility trailer that was stolen by fraud from a Rose City dealer and returned it to its rightful owner. Marshal Bost used good old-fashioned police work and bit of new-fashioned technology to find the stolen trailer.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Dogged determination and the relentless pursuit of justice were part of Rose City Marshal Kenneth Bost’s attitude when searching for a brand new utility trailer stolen by means of fraud in Rose City... + continue reading

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Please stay out of your car if you plan to drink beer and grill out this Fourth of July holiday. Don’t try to cross this bridge while you are impaired. Find a sober driver to get you home, or better yet, just stay where you are until you’ve slept off your alcohol buzz

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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Although the Independence Day falls on Thursday of next week, your Orange County Texas AgriLife Extension Office wants to remind Fourth of July celebrators that Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving this... + continue reading

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This fire at Rose City Baptist Church in August of 2016 is obviously not a false alarm. But persistent false fire alarms could delay fire department responses to fires like this. The OCESD#1 will be imposing fees for any false alarms beyond two in a calendar year.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 will soon start enforcing a fee structure for responding to automatic mechanical or electronic fire or emergency alarm system that sends an alert to... + continue reading

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In this resistance drill, a heavy carriage that features adjustable braking resistance is pushed across the old gym floor.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
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With a couple weeks of summer workouts and a few days of sports specific workouts thrown in to boot, Lady Pirates and Pirates both are working hard to gain strength and quickness.“We’ve had great... + continue reading

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All Acadian Ambulances serving the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 will be permitted as certified to meet state standards for on-board equipment and supplies. This a new requirement that each city in the fire district should adopt in their ambulance ordinances.

Thursday, June 20, 2019
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After holding a public hearing on proposed Ambulance Ordinance changes, the Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 voted on Tuesday night to submit their proposed... + continue reading

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06/26/2019
Last week the Orange County Commissioners’ Court finally made up its mind to apply for $4.042 million in TXGLO/HUD Residential Acquisition or Buyout Program funds that has been set aside for Orange County to acquire or buyout Hurricane Harvey damaged homes. The County Commissioners decided to apply for TXGLO/HUD funds for house acquisitions rather... + continue reading
06/20/2019
Today, Friday, June 21, is the day of the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere of our Planet Earth. That means that because of the planet’s tilt on its axis as it rotates around our sun, today is the day when the sun is above the horizon for the longest period of this year. Today the sunrise was at about 6:13 a.m. and the sunset will be at... + continue reading

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Orange County has opted to use federal money to acquire flood-damaged homes from low to moderate-income homeowners at their post storm appraisal value. County Commissioners might be able to acquire as many as thirty Harvey damaged homes.

06/20/2019
On Tuesday afternoon, the Orange County Commissioners’ Court finally received the answers to questions they had asked last week about the Texas Government Land Office (TXGLO) Hurricane Harvey Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) grant funds from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that the county has... + continue reading

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Coaches keep an eye on one young athlete as he is timed in one of several drills performed for VPIFA player evaluations Tuesday night at the junior high.

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These Peewee Division players lined up along a wall as they listened carefully to directions during player evaluations.

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There were lots of determined faces as the VPIFA evaluated Peewee and Flag Division players Tuesday evening. These two youths are being timed in a measured distance while others await their turn.

06/20/2019
they expected to field two teams in Peewee, Flag and Junior Divisions and one in the Senior Division.Twenty-six young ladies also signed up for cheer teams and will performing as well as competing against other area cheer teams in the league.as they ran a measured course while others competed against one another in foot races.  To read... + continue reading

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Oak Forest Elementary School will meet the wrecking ball starting next month. The Hurricane Harvey flood damaged school building will be razed down below its foundation in order to make room for a brand new Oak Forest Elementary School to be built on the same site.

06/19/2019
The first Vidor school building to be designed with no windows for air conditioning purposes will be coming down starting next month. Oak Forest Elementary School on Highway 12 will meet the wrecking ball possibly as early at Monday, July 1st when C & C Works, Inc. begins tearing down the Hurricane Harvey flood damaged building. On Monday... + continue reading
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Photo/Randall Luker

In this resistance drill, a heavy carriage that features adjustable braking resistance is pushed across the old gym floor.

06/26/2019
With a couple weeks of summer workouts and a few days of sports specific workouts thrown in to boot, Lady Pirates and Pirates both are working hard to gain strength and quickness.“We’ve had great... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Coaches keep an eye on one young athlete as he is timed in one of several drills performed for VPIFA player evaluations Tuesday night at the junior high.

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Photo/Randall Luker

These Peewee Division players lined up along a wall as they listened carefully to directions during player evaluations.

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Photo/Randall Luker

There were lots of determined faces as the VPIFA evaluated Peewee and Flag Division players Tuesday evening. These two youths are being timed in a measured distance while others await their turn.

20/06/19

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Lady Pirate Shalyn Bobbitt returns a ball at the net for the East team.

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Vidor’s Julian Sanford moves toward the serve in the East-West All-Star game Friday.

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Orangefield’s McKenzie Davis readies her serve during the East-West All-Star game Friday at East Chambers.

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LCM Lady Bear Ally White sets up a return for the East team in the East-West All-Star game the East won by a 3-1 margin.

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Vidor’s Reagan Castilaw sets the ball Friday in the Christus East-West All-Star game held in Winnie.

19/06/19

Photos on right: Varsity and junior varsity offensive and defensive football players split time between the Hot Box and old gym as they entered the second day of sport specific training under coaches’ supervision allowed by the UIL this year.

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06/20/2019
AUSTIN — Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, House Speaker Dennis Bonnen, R-Angleton, and 23 House and Senate members joined Gov. Greg Abbott in Houston on June 13 as he signed four disaster preparedness and... + continue reading

Fishing and Hunting Southeast Texas By Capt. Bill Watkins

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Ricky Ryan – Secondary Teacher of the Year

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Vicky Holland – Elementary Teacher of the Year

06/20/2019
During the last two weeks of school, administrators traveled to campuses and departments to recognize retirees, Teachers of the Year, Paraprofessionals of the Year and Departmental Employees of the... + continue reading
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Courtesy photos/Sally Andrews

13/06/19

Courtesy photo/Sally Andrews

Pine Forest Elementary’s Students of the Month for May were recently named. The students are, in no particular order: Liam Bivens, Gage Whisneant, Kaiden Smith, Hannah Cooley, Gavin Hyde, Devon Bingham, Brielle Steele, Langston Finley, Dax Gross, Elizabeth LeBert, Kaydence Snavely and Camden Tappe. Not shown is Jacoby Grass.

06/06/19