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Tue
03
Nov

Sand, bags available at Vidor’s Gould Park

By George Garza

The Neches River continues to rise south of its confluence with the Pine Island Bayou. The runoff from very heavy rains this past weekend in Hardin County continues to make its way to the Pine Island Bayou and then into the Neches River, which is swelling out of its banks. 

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Tue
03
Nov

Sheriff patrols in jeopardy?

By George Garza

The reliability of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office aging law enforcement fleet was a subject of a discussion during last week’s Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting.

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Mon
02
Nov

Runoff from weekend rains may flood northwest Vidor

Sandbags are available, now 

 

Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator, Ryan Peabody reported on Monday morning that the U.S. Weather Service is predicting that northwest Orange County and the Vidor area should be experiencing some flooding in the next couple of days. 

The Emergency Management Coordinator said that the weather service indicated that imminent flooding would be a result of the runoff from the heavy rains that occurred north of Orange County this past weekend.

Thu
29
Oct

Rose City will have all water shut off on Tuesday

By George Garza
 
All City of Rose City water department customers will see an interruption in their fresh water supply on Tuesday, November 3rd as the city will shut down the entire water system for several hours to reroute a water main on Old Highway 90. According to city officials, this planned utility interruption was originally projected to affect only customers between Mockingbird Drive and the Vidor city limit, but the plan has now been changed to affect every water customer in Rose City.
 
Thu
29
Oct

SOST journey continues to Europe for “Best of Beethoven”

The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) continues its amazing trip around the world at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Julie Rogers Theatre as they jet away to Europe for the “Best of Beethoven” and a delightfully entertaining evening of music.
 
Thu
29
Oct

Developers propose privately built toll road through Vidor

By George Garza
 
Scott Young with Strategic and Project Development presented Orange County Commissioners’ Court with a proposal for a new toll road to be called “The 105 Tollway” to be built from the intersection of U.S. 69, 96 & 287 North (East-Tex Freeway) and State Highway 105 (Sour Lake Highway) in Beaumont, Jefferson County across the Neches River with a new four lane bridge and through Vidor to connect with Interstate 10, east of Highway 12, in Orange County, a distance of about ten miles.
 
Tue
27
Oct

It’s time again to go to the polls

The time has come for all Texans to make time to make some decision about the laws that govern them. After all, we are a nation that is governed “By the people,” and that means you and I have a say in the laws we must live by. 

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Tue
27
Oct

Making learning fun!

By George Garza

Besides being the month of Halloween and the month of Vidor High School’s Homecoming, October is also special because it is National Fire Prevention month. And every year in October, your local firefighters make a special effort all month long to bring the knowledge of fire safety to Vidor school children.

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Tue
27
Oct

Don’t toss that letter from Orange County

By George Garza

What with dozens of spam e-mails and several junk U.S. Postal Service letters and advertisement that we each receive daily, it’s become a common ritual for most folks to toss or delete junk snail mail and emails each day. In fact, some of those letters are actually important correspondence that require us to take some kind of action, either immediately or sometime in the future. 

Thu
22
Oct

County’s capital contingency fund down to 29%

By George Garza

Orange County’s available contingency funds for capital outlay have dropped another thirty-four percent.

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