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Thu
03
Dec

Expect night lane closure on I-10 Neches Bridge Travel Info Center at I-10 Sabine Bridge will also be closed

 by George Garza

Although we have wider lanes and more of them on our new section of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge, watching the cars in front and along side take much of most driver’s attention as they cross that new bridge. A lot of times when crossing the bridge we just don’t have an opportunity to glance over at the old bridge lanes to see how the destruction and reconstruction is going over there. 

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Thu
03
Dec

When tempatures dip this winter be fire safety conscious

 by George Garza

 With nighttime temperatures predicted to dip into the upper 30’s this weekend, it will be time for Vidorians to turn on heaters, furnaces and heat pumps to keep warm and toasty while in bed at night. And the use of those items can have the potential for a fire in your home. 

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Thu
03
Dec

Transportation meeting sees local interest

 by George Garza

 “These public meetings are mandated by statute, you have to have a public comments session, and I think that this is the fourth meeting they’ve held within the last week” said Orange County Precinct #4 Commissioner Jody Crump about a recent regional transportation Improvement Program meeting held at Vidor City Hall. 

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Tue
01
Dec

November sales tax allocations give cities big boost

Vidor and Orange , Orange County’s two largest cities, and Orange County itself all experienced hefty double digit increases in sales tax allocations in November while Orange County’s five smaller towns, Bridge City, Pine Forest, Pinehurst, Rose City and West Orange did not break out of the single digits with Pinehurst seemingly stuck in negative territory for most of this year.  

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Tue
01
Dec

Vidor I.S.D. refinances school bond for savings of $1.2 mil

By George Garza

The Vidor I.S.D. has recently realized a reduction in its bonded indebtedness of some $1,280,000. In October of this year Lewis Wilkes of Capital Financial Advisors presented to the Board of Trustees an option to refinance some of the School District’s outstanding tax bonds at a lower interest rate. 

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Tue
01
Dec

New squirrel spinners should reduce power outages

By George Garza

The Gray Squirrel is a common visitor to our yards here in southeast Texas. Its agility and skittishness has given it a second name, the cat squirrel. The gray is a tremendous climber and has the unusual ability to climb down a tree trunk headfirst. It does this by turning its feet so that the claws of its hind paws are backwards pointing, thereby being able to grip the climbing surface. 

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Tue
01
Dec

Blue Santa Toy cache is low, almost empty

By George Garza

Operation Blue Santa volunteers at the Vidor Police Department are sweating bullets today as they look at their stock of donated toys and Christmas gifts for Vidor’s children in need. 

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Wed
25
Nov

Grant may provide body cameras for police department

By Randall Luker
 
A federal grant may provide additional body cameras for up to 18 Vidor police officers. It is a growing trend across America for officers dealing with the public to wear body cameras that record their interactions with the public.
 
Wed
25
Nov

End the Streak

By George Garza
 
It sounds like an insurmountable peak to be climbed, a dream that can never be attained. And yet, the idea of an entire day passing, from midnight to midnight, with not one single person dying on any Texas roadway is certainly worth examining and working towards.
 
Wed
25
Nov

Nearly 200 families celebrated Thanksgiving with the help of generous Vidor area residents

By George Garza
 

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