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Thu
02
Jul

VISD to auction used equipment

By George Garza

Do you need a wood computer desk or its matching credenza for your workshop? How about a metal filing cabinet to store your household’s old records in your garage? These are but a few of the items that the Vidor I.S.D. is offering for sale by auction to the highest bidder next week.

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Tue
30
Jun

Cops looking for drunks and fireworks on the Fourth

Vidorians, be forewarned that law enforcement of all types will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend and they will be strictly enforcing laws concerning driving while impaired and discharging fireworks within city limits.
 
Tue
30
Jun

“Fields of Freedom” Veterans’ Park to be rededicated on 4th of July

Tue
30
Jun

Elected officials rail at U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage

Even before the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling last Friday on same gender marriage, Texas elected officials were fighting back with statements about state’s rights and legislation  rotecting the rights of religious convictions.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Efforts to have VA take over Orange Hospital revealed

At least three Orange County organizations including one group in Vidor are beginning the process of working towards having a Veterans’ Administration inpatient medical facility open in Orange County. This week, the City of Orange represented by Orange City Manager Shawn Oubre, approached the Orange County Commissioners’ Court asking the commissioners to pass a resolution in support of and asking for the establishment of a VA Hospital here in the county, possibly in the unused portions of the Baptist Orange Hospital.

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Thu
25
Jun

VISD assessment scores mixed

Most of your kids’ assessment scores are in and the pictures they paint for the Vidor Independent School District are a swirl of contradictions. “I’m disappointed in how we performed this year, I just am. There is no sense in sugar coating it,” said Vidor I.S.D. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo.

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Thu
25
Jun

Summer fun

With temperatures in the mid to high 90’s many area residents are looking for ways to enjoy the summer and stay cool. Fishing seems to be high on the list of fun, but cooler, activities. Alyssa Luker shows off a redfish she caught on a recent fishing trip with Captain Bill Watkins and her dad.

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Tue
23
Jun

Late night eastbound lane closure on bridge

George Garza
Vidorians with business or pleasure in Beaumont tonight and tomorrow night should be aware that the traffic on the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge crossing the Neches River between Beaumont and Rose City will be squeezed down to one lane after 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. According to Texas of Department of Transportation Beaumont District Office spokesperson Sarah Dupre, the I-10 eastbound, outside lane from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Parkway to the Old Highway 90 exit ramp will be closed tonight through Thursday night, June 22-25, from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. to hang bridge beams.

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Tue
23
Jun

Truck missing from murder scene is found

George Garza
The Vidor Police Department announced on Tuesday that the 2006 Chevrolet double cab pickup truck that was missing from the scene of a brutal double homicide on Timberlane Street in Maplecrest since June 14th has been found. According to the police news release, the Vidor Police Department wishes to thank the public for being vigilant in the search for the pick-up truck missing from the homicide scene in the 300 block of Timberlane. The news release also says that the truck has been recovered and is being processed for evidence that might be present. The three sentence news release ends with the sentence, “This investigation continues to progress.”

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Tue
23
Jun

Pine Forest Council takes oath of office

Members of the City of Pine Forest City Council are sworn in last week during a special city council meeting. City Attorney Rodney Price (left) administers the oath of office to (from left to right) Place 1 Councilperson Brian Elliott, Place 3 Councilperson Jason Dunwoody and Mayor Joey Peno. Dunwoody and Peno were incumbent candidates for office while Mr. Elliott was running for the first time. Since none of the candidates had any opponent, the election was cancelled and the candidates were acclaimed as winners.

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