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Tue
12
Jun

OCWC&ID Directors swear-in

Recently, three Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 Directors, whose terms of elected office ended in May, were sworn-in for new three-year terms of office.

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Tue
12
Jun

Herrington named VJHS Principal

George Garza
The Vidorian

Vidor Middle School Assistant Principal Aaron Herrington has been named as Principal of Vidor Junior High School.

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Thu
07
Jun

Schoolhouse Ditch at E. Courtland crossing upgrade

Workers with local firm MK Constructors are busy preparing to install larger concrete box culverts at the Schoolhouse Ditch crossing on East Courtland. The firm will also install larger culverts at all roads crossing Schoolhouse Ditch south to Orange Street, which will be upgraded under another project

 

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Thu
07
Jun

Babin visits Vidor to check hurricane recovery

Congressman Brian Babin made stops in Vidor, Mauriceville and Orange County last Friday during a tour he made of his Congressional District last week. While he was here, the Congressman made a particular effort to check on the Hurricane Harvey recovery effort and the help being offered to flood victims by Nehemiah’s Vision of Vidor. Brother Terry Wright, Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Vidor met with the Congressman and escorted him on a tour of several locations in Vidor and Mauriceville.

 

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Tue
05
Jun

Vidor police have a hand in large cash seizure

The Vidor Police Department was part of a large cash seizure last week on Wednesday. More than a half a million dollars, in what police are calling “drug money”, was confiscated during a traffic stop in Beaumont after the vehicle was tracked going through Vidor.

 

According to a news release issued by Police Chief Rod Carroll of the Vidor Police Department, last Wednesday drug enforcement agents of the Beaumont office of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) were conducting a surveillance investigation in search of an 18-wheeled truck/tractor believed to be carrying a large amount of drug money to the Texas Mexico border.

 

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Tue
05
Jun

VHS Class of 2018 graduates

By George Garza

 

More than 270 seniors of the “unsinkable” Vidor High School Class of 2018 donned their caps and gowns and walked across the stage of the Lamar University’s Montagne Center to receive their diplomas last Friday. The Class of 2018 survived unbelievable adversity to excel and successfully complete their graduation requirements.

 

Tue
05
Jun

A.I.M. Center graduates 78 seniors

By George Garza

 

The nave of the Turning Point Church, north of Vidor, was full to overflowing as parents, relatives and friends of the A.I.M. Center High School Class of 2018 gathered to watch and cheer as their loved ones cross the sanctuary stage to receive their High School Diplomas last Thursday night. Seventy-eight A.I.M. Center students graduated this year with fifty-one of them donning caps and gowns to participate in the A.I.M. Center Commencement Ceremony last week.

 

 

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Thu
31
May

Good Samaritans rescue two from fire

George Garza
The Vidorian

Two Vidor I.S.D. maintenance workers rushed into a burning home to rescue two people at a residence near Vidor Elementary School on Wednesday. According to Orange County Emergency Services District #1 Assistant Fire Chief Robert Smith, the two fire victims, a twenty-five yearold handicapped man and his elderly father, were treated for smoke inhalation and are recovering from their ordeal.

Chief Smith said that the OCESD#1 dispatcher received a 9-1-1 call from one of the Vidor I.S.D. maintenance workers reporting smoke coming from a home across the street from the Vidor I.S.D. Maintenance Center in the 100 block of University Street near Old Highway 90 East. Smith said that before firefighters could arrive, two other maintenance workers rushed across the street to the burning home to see if anyone was in the smoke filled structure.

Thu
31
May

FEMA transition shelter assistance extended to June 30

The FEMA Austin, TX Joint Field Office has announced that eligible Hurricane Harvey survivors receiving Transitional Shelter Assistance (TSA) may receive an extension to stay in hotels until June 30, with check-out on July 1, as they continue working toward a permanent housing solution. This is the seventh and final extension of the temporary sheltering program.

Key dates to remember of the TSA program are May 31st, which is the last day of eligibility under current extension period; June 30th, which is the end of approved extension period; and July 1st, which is the final check-out of the TSA program.

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Thu
31
May

City Council to seek $3.9 million in mitigation grants to alleviate flooding

Randall Luker
The Vidorian

Vidor City Council has approved several engineering firms for proposed projects for which the city hopes to receive FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant funding. If the city is awarded the grants, they will be used for drainage improvement projects intended to mitigate flooding as was seen during Hurricane Harvey.

Council members also approved grant writer/administrators for GLO-funded Community Development Block Grants for infrastructure repairs.

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