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Thu
04
Jun

Unintended archaeological discovery fuels speculation

Thu
04
Jun

Hurricane season arrives Prepare now for possible disaster and evacuation

Tue
02
Jun

County clarifies stance on militia

On Monday the Orange County Commissioners’ Court took up again a resolution presented    the Court by the Golden Triangle Militia that the County “recognizes and supports the volunteer  fforts and coordination of the Golden Triangle Militia in Orange County, Texas, and, if called upon by the County, welcome the offer of support to the Emergency Management planning of Orange County, Texas.” On the previous Monday, the Court voted to table the matter until the Commissioners could receive further information about who are the members of the Golden Triangle Militia and how they qualify to become a member of that group. When the Court met this week, the militia resolution was number one on their agenda.  
Tue
02
Jun

AIM High School grads accept diplomas

The A.I.M. Center High School Commencement Ceremony was  ammed packed with parents,  uardians, relatives and friends of the forty-nine Seniors of the Classof 2015 who graduated last Thursday  ight. The Vidor High School Auditorium was filled to standing room only as the young men and women came marching down the aisles to mount the stage. “These students have every right to be proud and happy that they  ave succeeded in the accomplishment that we are celebrating tonight,” said A.I.M. Center High School Principal Roxanne Manuel. “They have come back here tonight to walk across the stage not just for themselves, as they should, but also for their families, their friends and anyone who helped them achieve this accomplishment  

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Tue
02
Jun

VHS Class of 2015 is phenomenal

Besides graduating more seniors on the road to college  han any other recent graduating  lass, the Vidor High School Class of 2015 won the highest number of post secondary scholarships in recent history.“The number of scholarships this class has received is more than any other scholarship number that any other class has received, as I understand it,” said Vidor High School Principal Travis Maines about the Class of 2015. “They are a phenomenal group of young people who have talents across many areas of excellence. These student are going to go off to work in many fields and there is no doubt in my mind they are going to impact their communities in a great way.” The Vidor High School Class of 2015 proudly walked across the stage of the Montagne Center at Lamar University in Beaumont on Friday night to receive their high school diplomas.    
Thu
28
May

Champion powerlifter Mikayla Kohn to be honored by city

Vidor City Council will honor multiyear state and national champion powerlifter  ikayla Kohn with a proclamation tonight recognizing her amazing athletic accomplishments. ohn, a 2015 VHS  raduate, has won three Texas state championships in two different weight classes along with two national Amateur Athletic Union championships and five AAU gold medals since she began lifting her freshman year at Vidor High School. Spotted by VHS Powerlifting Coach Rodney Burks as she played third base in softball as a freshman, Burks recognized her potential, strong work ethic and convinced her to try out for the powerlifting team.      

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Thu
28
May

Winds, rain and lights-out create hectic morning

High winds, driving rains and random power outages created havoc for Vidorians on Wednesday  orning. A second night ofheavy rain storms, accompanied by high winds, affected Vidor area schools, businesses, parents and  orkers. The driving rain and winds knocked out power to the Vidor High School, AIM Center, Vidor Elementary and the VISD Transportation Department before 6:00 a.m. prompting school officials to delay the start of school    

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Thu
28
May

Three Vidor businesses faced seizure

Three small retail businesses in Vidor and two in Orange were visited by Deputies of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office lastweek and served with delinquent tax warrants. Employees on duty at the time that deputies arrived scrambled to locate their employers to tell them that the Sheriff was there to seize their property for back taxes. According to Steve Byrd, an attorney with the law firm of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, L.L.P., the law firm hired to collect delinquent property taxes in Orange County, the Sheriff’s Deputies served the warrants last  week after the businesses refused to pay backtaxes totaling some  $30,000   

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Tue
26
May

Commencement moves

There are some changes planned for this year’s Vidor High School Class of 2015 Commencement Ceremony that should benefit everyone this year. This year the high school graduation will be moved from theBeaumont Civic Center to the Lamar University Montagne Center. The day and time for the ceremony has also changed from Saturday afternoon to Friday evening, May 29th at 7:00 p.m.

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Tue
26
May

Main Street repaving scheduled to begin soon

“The Good Lord willin’ and the crick don’ rise!” or so goes the familiar phrase but it is appropriate when talking about the repaving of temporary sewer line work pavement patches on Main Street. According to Jeff Scoggins, one of the consulting engineersfor the Orange Water Control and Improvement District #1, the contractor has scheduled next Monday, June 1st as the day his crews will start replacing the temporary pavement patches with new concrete and asphalt permanent pavement on North Main Street, weather permitting. 

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