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19
Apr

Child struck by hit and run driver

By George Garza

A two-year-old child, whose gender is being withheld by authorities, was hit by a car traveling in a manufactured home park in north Vidor on Friday. The condition of the toddler who was struck by a car is unknown. However, a Texas Department of Public Safety state trooper said that the child had a visible head contusion. According to TXDPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, the accident happened on Friday, April 15th at about 6:00 p.m. in the Denbow Mobile Home Park in the 200 block of F.M. 1131.

Tue
19
Apr

Linda Adams named Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum

By George Garza

The Board of Trustees of the Vidor I.S.D. voted to approve School Superintendent Dr. Jay Killgo appointment of a third Assistant Superintendent for the School District. Killgo named Pine Forest Elementary School Principal Linda “Bunny” Adams as the district’s new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum. Ms. Adams has an impressive resume in the public education curriculum arena. 

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Tue
19
Apr

Raindrops keep falling

During Monday’s deluge Orange Street, pictured at right, from the 300 to 1000 block became impassable to all but high standing vehicles. Here a pickup truck makes its way east near the 900 block of Orange St. Many streets near the Vidor High School campus were impassable during Monday’s rains. Here below a brave pickup-truck driver attempts to drive south on University Street near the former A.I.M. Center. 

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Tue
19
Apr

BBQ Fest opens Thursday through Sunday

By George Garza

The 35th Annual Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will open this weekend in Conn Park adjacent to the City of Vidor Swimming Pool. This year’s Festival promises to be great family fun for every member of your family. “Thursday at 5:00 p.m., we’ll have our grand opening and ribbon cutting near the front entrance,” said Derek Veazey, President of the Board of Directors of the Vidor Chamber of Commerce who puts on the Festival. 

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Thu
14
Apr

D.C. holiday extends Income Tax deadline

Generally, April 15 of each year is the due date for filing your federal individual income tax return if you are a calendar year filer whose tax year ends on December 31. According to Internal Revenue Service Guidelines, if the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, the due date is delayed until the next business day Well this year your I.R.S. Income Tax due date falls on holiday observed only in Washington, D.C., Emancipation Day.    
 
Thu
14
Apr

Vidor diabetes class date is wrong

By George Garza
 
In a published front page article printed in the April 13, 2016 Vidorian Shopper, entitled “Diabetes help comes to Vidor”, information about the Orange County Texas A&M Extension Office’s “Do Well, Be Well” with diabetes health education and support classes coming to Vidor next week listed the wrong date for the start of the classes. In the erroneous portion of the published article, the writer wrote, “These sessions of classes will be held every Wednesday, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. from Wednesday, April 25th through Wednesday, May 11th at the Raymond Gould Community Center at 385 Claiborne St. in Vidor,” said Ms. Foster.     
 
Thu
14
Apr

April sales tax allocations – what a difference a year makes

By Randall Luker
 
April’s sales tax allocations might make it appear eastern Orange County, Bridge City and Orange, suffered a precipitous sales decline compared to a year ago, but things are not always as they appear. While it is true both entities saw huge declines in April 2016 compared to April 2015, one time adjustments last year skewed the results and the April 2016 totals reflect a return to normal levels.   
 
Thu
14
Apr

Watch out for road construction!

By George Garza
 
You may have noticed that Texas Department of Transportation electronic marquee signs on the I-10 freeway flashing messages warning you to watch out for road construction workers working alongside traffic lanes in road construction areas. A Texas Department of Transportation worker was severely injured at a roadside work site and close calls like that are sparking a renewed push for drivers to pay attention when driving in TXDOT work zones.  
 
Tue
12
Apr

Diabetes help comes to Vidor

by George Garza
 
Did you know that it is estimated that 9.3% of the people in this country suffer from either diagnosed or undiagnosed diabetes? That equals 29.1 million adults and children and of those about 8.1 million don’t know that they have the disease. It is also estimated that more than 86 million Americans age 20 and older that have pre-diabetes, a condition where blood glucose levels are higher than normal and a condition that makes those people at a higher risk for contracting diabetes.

 

Tue
12
Apr

Warrant roundup clears hundreds of warrants, but thousands remain

While many individuals with arrest warrants took advantage of a brief amnesty period in late February and early March where they could come in and take care of warrants without being arrested in a subsequent warrant roundup, many more did not. According to Katrina Smith, Chief Clerk of the Vidor Municipal Court, at the beginning of the roundup period the city had 4, 871 active warrants (includes arrest warrants and capias pro fine warrants) totaling $1,659,251.07.

 

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