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Wed
24
Apr

Vidor motorcyclist crashes north of Burkeville

A one-vehicle motorcycle crash in northern Newton County last Friday has sent a Vidor man to the hospital with serious injuries.

There are few details about the crash but Texas Department of Public Safety highway patrol troopers are still investigating the cause of the one vehicle upset.

According to Sgt. Stephanie Davis of the Beaumont District Office of the TXDPS a motorcyclist apparently lost control of his two-wheeled vehicle and was thrown from his motorcycle, resulting in serious injuries to the cyclist.

On Friday morning, April 19th, at about 11:45 a.m., TXDPS Highway Patrol troopers received a report that motor vehicle crash had just occurred on Highway 87, about three miles south of that road’s intersection with Recreation Road 255, near the community of Mayfield. The report included information that the crash involved a motorcycle and its operator.

Wed
24
Apr

Six more portables for VMS

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As the Vidor I.S.D. continues to wait for the wheels of the federal bureaucracy turn and finally make a decision on FEMA reimbursements for the flood damaged Vidor Middle School, important educational needs are not presently being met by these temporary buildings set up at the Vidor High School and the Vidor Junior High School. The Vidor I.S.D School Board has decided to add three more portables to each temporary school site to meet those needs.

The Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees approved leasing six more portable buildings for the temporary Vidor Middle School to be installed, three portables per temporary school site.

When Vidor Middle School was inundated with floodwaters during Tropical Storm Harvey, the students from that school were split by grades and assigned to attend classes at the Vidor Junior High School campus and at the Vidor High School campus immediately following the storm. This resulted in tremendous overcrowding situations at both of those temporary VMS locations. It became obvious that one solution to that overcrowding situation was to install portable buildings.

Wed
24
Apr

Emergency Services District board evaluates ambulance providers

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The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 met last Tuesday night and voted to take no action on an agenda item calling for a possible change in emergency ambulance providers. Your appointed Board of Commissioners from left to right are Commissioner Gene Domec, Commissioner Jim Morrison, Hubert Oxford, OCESD#1 attorney, Commissioner Nelda Nash, Commissioner and board president Wyatt Boyett and Commissioner Gary Biehslich.

In last Wednesday’s The Vidorian Shopper, in a front page article entitled “Emergency Services District Board to consider firing Acadian”, this newspaper reported that the fire commissioners might be firing its ambulance provider, Acadian Ambulance Service, during a scheduled meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 that was being held last week on Tuesday night. That article was based upon a letter sent to the City of Vidor from the OCESD#1 Fire Chief Robert Smith revealing to the City Administration the Fire District’s discussion and possible action to change the ambulance provider for the Vidor Fire District. That letter was printed in entirety within last week’s Shopper article.

Wed
24
Apr

Voting time has arrived in Vidor

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This is what your new

Express Vote

voting machine will look like when you go to the election polling place this week or next week. It’s easy enough to vote with. Simply put your ballot card in the slot on the bottom right front side of the voting machine and then follow the prompts on the touchscreen. Be sure to look at your ballot carefully after the machine gives it back to you before you put your completed ballot in the Ballot Box.

It’s that time again in Vidor, it’s time when everyone should carefully consider the candidates running for office, exercise your civic duty and express yourself by voting in the May 4, 2019 Municipal and School District elections. Early voting in the May 4th Municipal Election and the May 4th School Board Election began on Monday of this week, April 22nd and continues through the rest of this week and into next week through Tuesday, April 30th.

In this election all of our readers who reside west of the Cow Bayou will either be electing two school board trustees and some of those will be voting to elect mayors and city council members of two cities whose terms are ending on May 4th.

Thu
18
Apr

Early Voting in City & School Board elections begins Monday, April 22

Early voting in the May 4, 2019 Municipal and School Board elections begins on Monday, April 22, 2019 at the Raymond Gould Community Center for all Vidor area registered voters. On the ballot for the Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustee Election are the following candidates. V.I.S.D. Trustee Position 3 David Camp (I) V.I.S.D. Trustee Position 4 Paul Davis Gina VanDevender (I) V.I.S.D. Trustee Position 5 Mike Marion (I) V.I.S.D. Trustee Position 6 Ernest Bayard Rollie Burr

 

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Thu
18
Apr

Fire District Board continues to evaluate ambulance service

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The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District met in their regular monthly meeting this week on Tuesday. From left to right, Commissioner Gene Domec, Commissioner Jim Morrison, Hubert Oxford, OCESD#1 attorney, Commissioner Nelda Nash, Commissioner and board president Wyatt Boyett and Commissioner Gary Biehslich.

The president of the Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District tabled an agenda item to consider for discussion and possible action a change of Emergency Ambulance provider during Tuesday night’s Board meeting.

ESD#1 Commissioner Wyatt Boyett, as presiding officer of the Board told board members, “The board is going through a process right now where we are evaluating the situation concerning the ambulance provider. We are not through with that process. Until we are, I want to entertain a motion that we postpone this agenda item to a later date.”

The Board of Commissioner’s then voted to postpone the item to a later date.

 

 

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Thu
18
Apr

Crash kills Houston man near Rose City

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Emergency responders closed both westbound and eastbound lanes of I-10 on Wednesday afternoon as they worked to tend to the injured and clean up the mess cause by a collision between a pickup truck and an overturned dump truck, that caught fire.

A horrific two-vehicle collision and subsequent fire on westbound I-10 has taken the life of one man and extensively injured another man on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Sergeant Stephanie Davis of the Beaumont District office of the Texas Department of Public Safety, fifty-eight year-old Tony Alvarez of Houston, was taken to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital where he died from injuries suffered in the crash. Forty-three year-old Leon David May II of Port Arthur was transported by air ambulance to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston with extensive injuries and burns. On Thursday morning, Sgt. Davis reported that Mr. May remains hospitalized in Galveston.

The preliminary investigation by TXDPS troopers into the cause of the collision has raised questions that Mr. May’s dump truck may have suffered a tire blowout at the time of the collision, which happened shortly before 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

 

 

Wed
17
Apr

Pine Forest asks for citizens’ opinion on infrastructure repairs

George Garza

The Vidorian

The City of Pine Forest voted last Thursday to post their application form that designates four Hurricane Harvey Recovery infrastructure improvement projects that the City is proposing to use CDBG-DR funds for on the City’s Internet web site for public review.

According to Melinda Smith, of Traylor & Associates, the city’s grant administrator, the City of Pine Forest has been allocated some $2 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery (CDBGDR) funds that will be administered through the Texas Government Land Office (TXGLO) for infrastructure repair and buyout and acquisition. The portion of that grant that the city is asking its citizens to review and comment on is the portion for city infrastructure repairs and improvements only.

 

 

Wed
17
Apr

Destiny Jagneaux wins top honors at VHS Welding competition

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Vidor High School Senior and CTE welding student Destiny Jagneaux won 1st Place and a $4,100 scholarship in the first annual Vidor High School Area CTE Welding Competition, last Friday. Destiny beat out nearly fifty competitors from nine regional high schools to win. Pictured from left to right: Garrett Smith-VHS Welding Instructor, Andre Horne-Judge-IWA, Destiny Jagneaux, Jeremy Pavlich-prize contributor.

The only female contestant at a regional welding competition held at Vidor High School last week has won first place, beating out nearly fifty of her male competitors.

“I’m still in shock, said Ms. Jagneaux, a Vidor High School Senior in her second year of welding instruction shortly after winning first place. We asked her if she felt she had done her best work before the winners were announced.

“Not exactly,” said Ms. Jagneaux. “I’ve never been the most confident person, but I was pretty proud of what I did today after I had finished. I would have been happy with any place.”

 

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Vidor ESD #1 Board to consider firing Acadian Ambulance

The Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 will be discussing the status of Acadian Ambulance Service in its role as the sole provider of ambulance service for the emergency services district on Tuesday night of this week. During that discussion, the Board of Commissioners might decide to offer the role of sole provider of ambulance services for the entire emergency services district to another provider.

The Board of Commissioners, who will be meeting in their regular monthly Board meeting at about the same time that this edition of The Vidorian Shopper is being printed, have not indicated why they are considering firing Acadian and hiring another ambulance provider.

 

 

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