News

Thu
10
Sep

County rebuilds 3.6 miles of Vidor area roads

by George Garza
 
Thu
10
Sep

Court denies Kelvin Lee Roy’s Appeal

by George Garza
 
The Court of Appeals for the 9th Judicial District of Texas has denied a motion by an attorney representing convicted murderer Kelvin Lee Roy asking the court to appeal Roy’s conviction of Murder by the 163rd District Court in Orange in May of 2014.
Wed
09
Sep

Eastbound lane switch on I-10 bridge this Friday

 

Tue
08
Sep

Fire Commissioners agree on Acadian contract wording

By George Garza
 
Tue
08
Sep

Now is the time to plan your trip …

By George Garza
 
Tue
08
Sep

Local cops and students honor fallen deputy

By George Garza
 
Thu
03
Sep

City to try new approach for residential development

By Randall Luker
 
Hoping to spur new residential development and in some cases, redevelopment, the City of Vidor will try a new approach with economic incentives for builders. While specifics have not been completely ironed out, a general plan has evolved and funds have been budgeted to implement the plans.
 
Thu
03
Sep

Water District will continue its efforts to reduce trihalomethanes

By George Garza
 
The Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 is continuing in their efforts to reduce the levels of trihalomethanes found in the District’s fresh water supply. They have hired a registered sanitarian and chemist, Anthony Bennett, to consult with the district personnel researching the problem. The water district has discovered that recent efforts to move water from water wells to your water tap quicker in order to reduce the amount of time that the trihalomethane chemical compounds have to form has indeed reduced their levels. However, those reductions have not brought the measurements of the trihalomethane compounds down below the EPA allowable levels.
 
Thu
03
Sep

New state laws touch many aspects of life

They only work for six months out of every twenty-four and it seems like they never get to the items we hope that they would address, but in actuality our Texas Legislature does a lot of stuff each biennium. This year the 84th Texas Legislature convened in January and adjourned on the first day of June. During that time the two houses of the Texas Legislature considered and acted upon some 1,204 pieces of legislation and resolutions many of which have already become or will become state laws.
 
Tue
01
Sep

Hungry for funding, many seek piece of HOT tax pie

By Randall Luker

Hoping to bring overnight visitors to Vidor and promote our town, a myriad of groups will pitch their ideas to Vidor City Council this Thursday hoping to secure funding from the city’s HOT tax fund. The Hotel Occupancy Tax is imposed on the rental of a room or space in a hotel costing $15 or more each day. In Vidor, the hotel occupancy tax rate is about 7 percent of the cost of a room according to Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst. Locally, Vidor City Council has adopted some guidelines used in awarding the funds available in addition to the state-mandated uses.

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