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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.
 
 
Tue
23
Feb

Your vote counts

By George Garza 

This year, perhaps more than in previous election years, your vote in either the Texas Democratic Party Primary Election or the Texas Republican Primary Election, will speak loudly and emphatically.

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Tue
23
Feb

Only one of three Vidor council seats contested

There’s only one contested seat on Vidor City Council, but at least two new members will be sworn in following the May 7 Vidor municipal election. With candidate filing ending Friday, the Ward 3 seat recently vacated by Jason Woodard’s resignation is the only contested race with three candidates filing for the position.

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Tue
23
Feb

New FD truck sports U.S. Motto

By George Garza 

A new fire department apparatus that went into service last week sports the U.S. Motto “In God We Trust” along both sides of the truck. The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 took possession of a new fire engine red Ford F-150 Crew Cab pickup truck with a matching colored fiberglass cap over the bed last week.

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Thu
18
Feb

More than 2,000 early voters cast ballots

As early voting continues in Orange County in the March 1st Texas Primaries elections, those choosing to cast their ballots in early voting are making a strong showing at the four early voting polling places in Orange County.  

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Mayor of Pine Forest steps down

By George Garza

During a special meeting of the Pine Forest City Council on Tuesday of this week, Wesley Brown, Mayor Pro tem of the City of Pine Forest announced that Mayor Joey Peno had resigned his elected office of Mayor of the City. In each City Councilman’s packet was a copy of a letter of resignation signed by Joey Peno. 

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Two bridges on Hwy. 90 nearing completion

By George Garza

 Two road bridges on Old Highway 90 in Rose City should be open for traffic near the beginning of March, weather permitting. The Rose City City Council received a report from Mayor Pro tem Hernando Ramos during last Thursday’s meeting of the council oncerning the status of the reconstruction of the two bridges that span two drainage outfalls in the eastern side of the city. 

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Commissioners govern in Vidor City Hall

By George Garza

 Vidorians are used to watching government in action at the Vidor City Hall. Once every two weeks Vidor Mayor Robert Viator, Jr. and the six members of the Vidor City Council gather in the new city all to take care of the city’s business and govern the city.  

 

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