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Thu
03
Mar

Hard fought local races result in close finishes

By George Garza
 
Thu
03
Mar
Wed
02
Mar

Primary elections results

 

Here is how you voted in Orange County in the Republican Primary

Election and in the Democratic Party Primary Election.

 

These are the final unofficial results of selected primary races as

reported by party chairpersons at 11:40 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2016

 

REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION

Orange County, Texas

March 1, 2015

 

FEDERAL

(Orange County vote only)

 

President

Mike Huckabee            46              0.30%

Marco Rubio          1,407                  9.15%     

Chris Christie               18              0.12%

John R. Kasich                 321            2.09%

Donald J. Trump                 5,135                  33.39%

Rand Paul                    45              0.29%

Elizabeth Gray           8                0.05%

Jeb Bush                      185            1.2%

Tue
01
Mar

County Economic Development Corp. signs new exec. director

By George Garza

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation has selected a new director to replace former director Bobby Fillyaw. The OCEDCorp board selected Jessica Hill, Vice President of the Greater Beaumont Chamber of Commerce’s Southeast Texas Economic Development Foundation (SETXEDF), over two other applicants to offer the position of Executive Director of the OCEDCorp.  

 

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Tue
01
Mar

Vidor cops look to catch drunk drivers during spring break

By George Garza

Although in Vidor spring break doesn’t start for another week, city police officers will be hunting for impaired drivers starting this Friday. 

 

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Tue
01
Mar

Local GOP leaders expect high turnout

By George Garza

Given the surge in early voting in the Orange County Republican Primary on the last three days of early voting, party leaders have made plans for a large turnout at the polls on Election Day. 

 

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Thu
25
Feb

VPD Officer is struck by car Cop is fortunate to only suffer minor injuries

By George Garza
 
A Vidor Police Department patrol officer was hit by a passing car as he was attempting to speak to the driver of another vehicle that he had stopped. Officer Matt Custer was assisting other Vidor Police Department officers who were blocking an obstruction in the roadway on Highway 12 on Tuesday evening when the accident occurred.
 
 
Thu
25
Feb

Vidor Vet center about to restart expansion project

By George Garza
 
The Veterans’ Advocates of America (VAA) in Vidor are about to get a shot in the arm with some help in completing their long stalled expansion project. The VAA is a non-profit organization in Vidor that has experience and expertise in helping veterans apply for and get their well deserve United State Department of Veterans Affairs veteran’s benefits. The VAA is operated in Vidor in a small office generously provided by the First United Pentecostal Church of Vidor.
 
Thu
25
Feb

OC Sheriff’s Office joins D.E.A. in meth investigation

By George Garza
 
Deputies of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division have been working with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Orange Police Department to root out an illegal methamphetamine distribution operation in Orange County. After five months of undercover and covert investigations, sheriff’s deputies joined, by D.E.A. agents and O.P.D. investigators arrested three people in Orange on federal drug distribution charges last week.
 
Thu
25
Feb

Traffic stop leads to meth bust in Mauriceville

By George Garza
 
Erratic driving and the driver’s unusual reactions to being stopped, led investigators to seizing more than forty grams of illegal methamphetamine and an arrest during a traffic stop on Highway 12 on Monday afternoon.
 
 

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