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Thu
11
Feb

I.R.S. warns of telephone tax scams during 2016 filing season

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2016-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced this week. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other penalty actions. The I.R.S. reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.
 
Thu
11
Feb

Others may join city’s tax abatement

By Randall Luker
 
After meeting with representatives of both the Port District and Drainage District this week Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst and Mayor Robert Viator, Jr. reported directors of both entities were “very receptive” to the city’s overtures. “The port directors actually voted to participate,” said Viator. “They just need to check out the proper procedure.”
 

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Thu
11
Feb

Primary early vote starts Tuesday

Political yard signs are proliferating in Vidor urging citizens to get out to vote for so and so in the upcoming primary elections. Those signs are everywhere and some street corners have so many signs, its tough to see to make your turn. Expect the sign battle to get more intense in the next three weeks as early voting begins and the March 1st primary election date draws ever closer.
 

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Thu
11
Feb

Woodard bids farewell

By Randall Luker
 
Ward 3 Vidor City Council member Jason Woodard bid a bittersweet farewell to fellow council members, citizens and city employees at his final Vidor City Council meeting Tuesday. Woodard had to give up his seat due to a relocation. Vidor Mayor Robert Viator heaped praise on Woodard as he thanked him for his service to the city.
 

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Thu
11
Feb

Sheriff’s Deputies honored by Feds for gang busting efforts

By George Garza
 
The awards were simply two certificates, each with a citation, official seals and two signatures. Those pieces of paper weren’t particularly pretty nor were they colorful or intricately designed. But when you looked closely at the bottom you can see the handwritten signature of Thomas E. Brandon, the head honcho of the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms from Washington, D.C. adorning both certificates.
 

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Tue
09
Feb

Building codes to get a do-over

An agenda item on Tuesday’s special called Vidor City Council meeting made it appear that the city is adopting a host of new building codes, but that is not the case, says Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst. “We are just going to discuss this Tuesday, but our attorney has gone back and looked at these and recommended we adopt all these by ordinance. These have already been approved by council action.”
Tue
09
Feb

It’s time to go vote, finally!

By George Garza
 
Tue
09
Feb

County governance visits Vidor next week

By George Garza
 
It’s too early to tell if any earth shattering issues vital to the citizens of Vidor will be on their agenda yet, but it appears that your Orange County Commissioners’ Court will be coming to Vidor next week to hold their weekly Court session.
 
Thu
04
Feb

Major drainage improvements to get underway

By Randall Luker
 
Thu
04
Feb

City sets houses for demolition

By Randall Luker
 

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