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01
May

County to receive block grant funds for septic replacement

Fri
01
May

Lane closures on South Main weekdays until June

Fri
01
May

Early vote in city election shows voter interest

It could be that voters are planning to be out of town on the weekend of May 9th, Election Day of the Vidor, Texas City Election. It is the same weekend as Mother’s Day, after all.  
 
Tue
28
Apr

Drizzle did not dampen Festival fun

A mostly gentle rainfall starting early on Saturday morning made things a little wet at the Conn Park Complex, the site of the 2015 Texas Bar-B-Q Festival, but it didn’t dampen the spirits of the Festival goers and participants. “It never came down hard, it just kept on sprinkling all morning” said one of the Bar- B-Q cook off team members at about noon on Saturday. The sun came out shortly after noon on Saturday and the Texas Bar-B-Q Festival saw the crowds return.

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Tue
28
Apr

Letters raise concerns

by George Garza

Recently letters sent to all customers of the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District about levels of a compound called “Trihalomethanes” in the district’s drinking water and a second letter about the District’s apparent failure to collect twenty water samples in the month of January to test for bacteria has cause many to wonder if it is safe to drink the water. Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 Manager Norman Blackman assures all of the District’s customers that the water is safe to drink or use in cooking and washing.

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Tue
28
Apr

Mail carrier runs Boston Marathon

A rural route U.S. Mail carrier who delivers mail around Vidor successfully completed all twenty-six point two miles of the 2015 Boston Marathon last week. Crystal Magee of Beaumont, who has worked out of the U.S. Post Office in Vidor for the past 17 years, braved the cold and rain to run the 119th running of the famous marathon from its start in Hopkinton, Massachusetts to the finish line on Boylston Street in front of the Boston Public Library with a time of 4:35:57.

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Tue
28
Apr

Thunderstorms bring power outages to Orange County

The line of dangerous thunderstorms moved through Orange County quickly on Monday morning. Those storms at dawn brought with them lightning, thunder, heavy rains for a while and some straight line wind gusts enough to do some damage to buildings and trees. There was at least one building that suffered roof damage on Connolly Road near Lake View and another resident on that street reported a pear tree split down the middle.

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Thu
23
Apr

Recall leaves empty shelves in stores, homes

“We are heartbroken about this situation and apologize to all of our loyal Blue Bell™ fans and customers,” said Blue Bell™ CEO and President Paul Kruse on Monday. “Our entire history has been about making the very best and highest quality ice cream, and we intend to fix this problem. We want enjoying our ice cream to be a source of joy and pleasure, never a cause for concern, so we are committed to getting this right.” So said the big boss of “The Little Creamery in Brenham”   efore issuing a total recall of all Blue Bell™ Ice Cream products from the shelves of stores  in twenty-four states. Mr. Kruse also urged all of the creamery’s customers to return any products they have in their home freezers to the place where they purchased the items for a full refund.

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Thu
23
Apr

B-B-Q, Music, and fun continues at Conn Park

Last night the 2015 Texas Bar-B-Q Festival sponsored by the Vidor Chamber of Commerce got underway with a ribbon cutting by Miss Vidor Texas, Kylie Layfield, and The Miss Vidor Texas Pageant royalty. As festival goers arrived at the Conn Park Complex they were

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Thu
23
Apr

Coastal Alliance partners meet on anniversary of BP catastrophe

Monday was the 5th anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon off shore production platform explosion, disaster and oil spill. To mark the anniversary, the recently formed Chenier Plain Alliance partners from two states met in southeast Texas to promote coastal restoration projects and regional projects for BP oil spill restoration funding. On Monday afternoon, Alliance partners from both Texas and Louisiana, visited Keith Lake, spoke before the Jefferson  County Commissioners’ Court and then visited the sites of two potential coastal restoration projects in Vidor before visiting Orange and the Sabine River Authority to promote the proposed Regional  Wastewater Treatment Facility that may eventually serve other parts of Orange County one day.

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