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Thu
12
Nov

Firefighters battle blaze on Dogwood

By George Garza

Orange County Emergency Services District #1 firefighters rushed to the scene of a structure fire in the 1100 block of Dogwood on Wednesday night. 

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Thu
12
Nov

They appreciate the thanks

By George Garza

Vidor area veterans and their families received a big “Thank You” from their neighbors in the community on Wednesday. Dozens of U.S. military veterans who fought in battles ranging from as recently in Afghanistan to those who fought in World War II attended the Vidor Lions Club Veterans’ Day in the Park Celebration at sunset in the “Fields of Freedom” Veterans’ Park on Veterans’ Day. 

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Thu
12
Nov

Leadership class selects Vidor Vets group for their project

Leadership Southeast Texas has announced the fifty-three members of their Class of 2016 area leaders on the Orange County Team #1, including Orange County Precinct #2 County Commissioner Barry Burton of Mauriceville. This group has been tasked with selecting a community service project in their area and the group has chosen to support the Veterans Advocates of America in Vidor as their class project. 

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Thu
12
Nov

OCWC&ID #1 works towards water fix

By George Garza

The Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 Board of Directors recently discussed whether to ask the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality for permission to use leftover wastewater treatment improvement bond money and leftover water well bond money to offset the costs of efforts to reduce trihalomethanes in the District water supply.  

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Tue
10
Nov

Vidor City Council to mull development plans and hear pitch for 105 Turnpike toll road

 By Randall Luker

During their regular meeting Thursday, Vidor City Council will consider offering incentives for development and also hear a plan for a proposed 10- mile toll road connecting IH- 10 near old 90 and FM 105 in north Beaumont. 

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Tue
10
Nov

You should go thank a veteran tonight

By George Garza

Some of them crawled through minefields fearing that sound of a mine being triggered near them. Others labored in the hot and sweaty bowels of naval vessels to insure that when the Captain ordered “Full speed ahead!” their oceangoing behemoth was ready to leap on the waves. And yet more worked all night to repair ailing aircraft engines so that their planes would be ready for that dawn mission.  

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Tue
10
Nov

Get “Blue Santa” applications in now

Parents and guardians of children who are between the ages of newborn and twelve years old and who are in need of help to provide Christmas gifts to those children have only five days left to apply for assistance from the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa “Toys for Tots” collection drive. 

 

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Tue
10
Nov

“A Candle For Remembering”

By George Garza

Today is Veterans’ Day, a national day of remembrance of all of the brave men and women who have taken up arms for our nation. The Vidor Middle School Choir and Pirate Council took time out of the busy day of studying and learning to teach the rest of the school about the living history of those veterans during a program held at the school yesterday. 

 

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Thu
05
Nov

All propositions in Constitutional Amendment Election pass

With about eleven percent of Texas registered voters going to the polls last Tuesday, all seven of the 2015 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election propositions passed with at least 66% support, overall. Proposition #1 to increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000 passed with 86% support statewide.

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Thu
05
Nov

Blue Santa application deadline approaches

By George Garza

Well, it is November already. And even though some Vidorian staffers are still in heavy holiday denial, it’s not too soon for the rest of us to think about the upcoming holiday season, In fact, during a recent visit to the Vidor Police Department, it was noted that a Christmas tree, complete with decorations, of a sort, is already being displayed in the public lobby of the Vidor Police Station.

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