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Tue
17
Oct

Red Ribbon Week

Vidor Mayor Robert Viator, Jr presents Vidor ISD Curriculum Coordinator Heather Watson with the official city proclamation of Red Ribbon Week October 30-November 3, which coincides with Vidor’s Homecoming Week. All citizens are urged to wear and display red ribbons during the observance to help present a unified and visible commitment to promoting a drug free community.

 

 

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Thu
12
Oct

Deputies pursue man across Orange County

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has reported that its deputies, along with Vidor Police officers and Beaumont Police officer chased a man from Orange to Beaumont, because the man tried to evade a traffic stop.

According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office news release, on Tuesday, October 10, 2017, just before 1:00 p.m., deputies of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division observed a black, 2016, Ford F- 150 pickup truck traveling eastbound on Interstate 10 near Highway 62 in Orange.

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Thu
12
Oct

TxDOT now helping Orange County with debris removal

With hundreds of miles of state roads and highways affected by Hurricane Harvey during its meander along the Texas Gulf Coast, the state agency has a big job ahead of it in picking up storm debris stacked along its roads and highways. Because it is such a big job, TXDOT works crews and equipment from other TXDOT Districts have been challenged with the task of temporary work assignments in the TXDOT work districts that suffered the ravages of the storm.

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Thu
12
Oct

EDC Harvey damage business grant application now on-line

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has announced that their special Hurricane Harvey Small Business Disaster Recovery Grant applications are now available for any Orange County small business owner to download from the www.orangecountyedc.com/harvey-disaster-recovery/ website as of Wednesday, October 11, 2017. While it is important that local business owners download and complete the grant application, it is probably doubly important that the application be completed in its entirety, and that the application and all of the requested additional documentation be provide in person when you make your application in person on Monday, October 23rd at the Orange County Administrative Annex Building in Orange.

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Thu
12
Oct

Dale Rogers found dead, gunshot wound goes unnoticed

The Vidor Police Department is not commenting on the death of the husband of prominent Vidor attorney, Karla Rogers, in her office on Main Street.

Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll would only say that the department was conducting an ongoing death investigation into the death of Dale Rogers, age 65, of Vidor that occurred on Saturday, September 30, 2017.

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Tue
10
Oct

Vidor officer hurt in crash

By George Garza

An alleged drunk driver seriously injured a Vidor Police Department patrol sergeant working a traffic assignment during a late night collision on Interstate 10 on Friday morning. The officer was diagnosed with a spinal injury after he was taken by ambulance to Christus St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont.

 

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Tue
10
Oct

Damsels in distress

High heat and humidity took a toll on everyone both on and off the field Saturday with a number of athletes and halftime performers from both Vidor and Nederland exhibiting heat-related illness. Athletic trainers and first responders treated many at the scene. Over the weekend, VHS officials issued a statement saying “Vidor ISD will be taking steps to ensure that students are fully hydrated in the future. Student health is our top priority and we will strive to avoid any incidents like this. Additional water and careful attention will be taken with regard to performing in extremely hot situations like yesterday.

 

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Tue
10
Oct

The water is running again in Rose City

The City of Rose City has clean, but not drinkable, water running through its system and has invited residents to turn on their home water systems at the meter.

According to Rose City Water Plant Operator Janice Ratcliff, “We have succeeded! If you wish to turn your meter on, you may do so. Remember, we are still under a “Boil Water Notice”.

“Water leaks on your side of the meter are your responsibility. If you see leaks at the meter or anywhere on our lines, please call us with (the) address (of the leak). Please call Jan Ratcliff at 409-782-3927 or Angela Beenen at 409-550-1699.

 

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Thu
05
Oct

Vidor FEMA center moves to Expo Center

By George Garza

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Disaster Recovery Center that has been operating out of the former Vidor Municipal Courtroom in the Vidor Police Station on East Railroad Street has moved its operations to the Orange County Convention and Expo Center at 11475 F.M. 1442 just south of I-10 in the middle of Orange County.

Thu
05
Oct

Bicyclist dies after being struck on dark road

By George Garza

The Vidor Police Department said that a senior citizen riding his bicycle on South Main Street Tuesday night was struck and later died at the scene of the collision.

Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll has identified the bicyclist as sixty-five year-old Wesley Ray Hampshire of Kountze. Chief Carroll said that investigators learned that Mr. Hampshire, who is from Kountze, had recently been living with relatives in Vidor.

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