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Tue
10
May

North Vidor woman indicted for hit and run

By George Garza
 
Tue
10
May

Wrong-way driver killed on freeway

Tue
10
May

Local Option wins in Pine Forest

By George Garza
 
Thu
05
May

City council approves property tax exemptions

By Randall Luker

Vidor City Council approved property tax exemptions for 2016 Thursday and opted to leave them unchanged from the prior year. Residential homestead exemption will remain at 20 percent. Additional exemptions for qualified homesteads are $15,000.

 

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Thu
05
May

Orange County receives sewer tie-in grant

By George Garza

Orange County has received a Texas Community Development Block Grant of $275,000 for on-site sewage facilities and sewer tie-in assistance for low-to-moderate income families who reside in unincorporated areas of the County. The grant’s administrator is working with the Orange County Environmental Health and Code Compliance department to develop an application process for homeowners who qualify to apply for these grants. According to Joel Ardoin, Director of the Orange County Health and Code Compliance Department, this grant money is designated to help low to moderate income homeowners replace noncompliant on-site septic systems or to tie-in noncompliant homes to existing municipal sewerage treatment systems.

 

Thu
05
May

Vidor I.S.D. hires architect to plan cafeteria expansion

By George Garza

The Board of Trustees of the Vidor Independent School District voted to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to sign a contract with Architectural Alliance Inc., of Beaumont, TX to begin preparing design plans for an expansion to the Vidor High School Cafeteria. The Board did not vote to approve a building project to expand the cafeteria. Nor did the School Board agree to go out for contractor bids for any building project. It simply voted to engage an architect to draw up a set of plans for an expansion so that cost estimates for a possible expansion project could be determined.

 

Tue
03
May

OC Seniors to rally next Tuesday

By George Garza

 

Seniors, it’s time again to get your rally for good health in Orange County. For some fortyseven years your Orange County AgriLife Extension office and its Committee on Ageing has been presenting the Orange County Senior Rally  Day event annually. Often times, in the past, the Senior Rally Day has been held in Orange, but this year its moving closer to Vidor and the seniors of west Orange County by being held in the Grand Ballroom of the Orange County Convention and Expo Center on F.M. 1442 near the closed landfill.        

 

Tue
03
May

Go vote this Saturday

By George Garza

 

The citizens of Vidor and Pine Forest who are registered voters have an opportunity to have a say in how their cities work this week. On Saturday, May 7th, both the City of Vidor and the City of  Pine Forest will hold city elections to decide who will lead both cities into the future. Now the right to vote is arguably the most important right granted to all U.S. citizens over  the age of 18. It is a right that defines our state and nation as a democracy. But it is a right that we sometimes take for granted.      

 

Tue
03
May

Vidor boy electrocuted by utility pole guy wire

By George Garza

 

A nine-year old Vidor child survived a what could have been a tragic situation when he came in contact with a broken electric utility  pole guy wire that was charged with electricity last week. According to Assistant Fire  Chief Robert Smith, the child was resuscitated by a bystander after he was knocked unconscious by  the electrocution.    

 

Tue
03
May

Is flooding a problem for your house or neighborhood?

By George Garza

 

Emergency Management Coordinator, Sergeant Aleta Cappen of the Vidor Police Department, is asking for the public’s help in updating the Orange County and  Regional Miti The City of Vidor gation Action Plan (MAP). According to Sgt. Cappen, the city has been able to successfully secure  funding for flood mitigation projects such as the Schoolhouse Ditch Improvement Project, based on information submitted to the federal government in the current  Mitigation Action Plan. She says the more private citizens who participate in a simple survey, the more it helps to cover the concerns  important to the citizens and the better the plan becomes.  

 

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