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Thu
14
Jan

Chamber sets annual banquet date

New information from the Vidor Chamber of Commerce indicates that its Sixty-First Annual Membership Banquet, to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016, will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall at 6100 North Main Street. An invitation to the annual affair sets 6:30 p.m. as the time that the reception for the affair begins, with dinner being served at 7:00 p.m.

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Thu
14
Jan

Warships off Texas coast

Sabine Pass, probably best known today as a departure point for offshore oil rigs, offshore fishing and Sea Rim State Park, has a rich history. It is the site of numerous Civil War battles and the only instance of the US Navy being repulsed in an amphibious landing by Commander Dick Dowling and his men. But other battles, perhaps not as heralded, also took place there and played an important part in Texas history and in the history of the Union and Confederacy.

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Thu
14
Jan

Firefighters take time to honor their own

By George Garza

The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 consists of a “family” of forty-eight dedicated individuals whose single goal is the protection and safekeeping of all of the citizens of the District. Every year the firefighting family of Vidor and western Orange County puts on their good uniforms and gathers together with their families and friends for feasting and fellowship and honors. 

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Thu
14
Jan

Slower November sales reflected in January 2016 tax allocations

By Randall Luker

Neither Black Friday nor Cyber Monday seemed to spur a burst of spending on Christmas gift items locally as most cities in Orange County received smaller sales tax allocations from the state this month. This month’s allocations are based on sales made in November by businesses that report tax monthly.

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Tue
12
Jan

Filing period for City/School Board elections approaches

By George Garza

With Mr. Trump and Mr. Cruz fighting to get out the voters in the Iowa Caucuses and Deputy Mooney and Constable Peveto working hard to get the best placement of yard signs right here in Vidor, it’s hard to imagine that there will be other elections this year besides the two political party Primary Elections in March. 

 

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Tue
12
Jan

Vidor targets substandard structures

By Randall Luker

Fix it or forget it might describe the choices available to owners of substandard structures in Vidor. As part of the city’s Pride and Progress program, renewed efforts to clean up the appearance of Vidor neighborhoods, dozens of rundown, neglected or abandoned structures have been identified throughout the city and owners will be getting notices to bring the property up to standard, or, if it is not feasible to repair, to demolish and remove it or face fines and the possibility the city could condemn it and place a lien on the property after the city has it cleaned up. 

 

Tue
12
Jan

Learn to eat healthy in Vidor this weekend

By George Garza

This weekend the Southeast Texas Food Bank will expand their program targeted towards those with special nutrition needs into Vidor.   

 

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Tue
12
Jan

School Board extends Superintendent’s contract

By George Garza

After more than two hours of behind closed doors’ interviews and evaluation, the Board of Trustees voted to extend the employment contract of Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo for another year on Monday night. 

 

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Thu
07
Jan

Public hearing on reinvestment zones set

by Randall Luker
 
Thu
07
Jan

Bring your guns to county offices

by George Garza
 

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