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Orange County AgriLife is growing itself

by George Garza
 
Wed
30
Dec

Orange County commissioners fail to decide on guns in county facilities

by George Garza
 
No, it wasn’t a split vote or a divisive issue argued in public in the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom. It was a lack of a quorum that caused the Court to fail to make a decision on carrying guns in Orange County facilities this week.
 
Wed
30
Dec

Kerr Aboard USS Ronald Reagan

Aviation Machinist’s Mate Airman Apprentice Joshua Kerr, from Lumberton, applies a coat of grease remover to an engine rail in the jet shop of the U.S. Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76). Ronald Reagan provides a combat-ready force that protects and defends the collective maritime interests of its allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.
 
Wed
30
Dec

Our man in Washington reports on his first year in Congress

Tue
29
Dec

Public hearing set for Vidor’s proposed tax abatement zones

The public will get a chance to comment on the city’s five proposed tax abatement zones next month when the City of Vidor conducts a public hearing on Thursday, January 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. at Vidor City Hall, 1395 North Main Street. The five proposed reinvestment zones encompass most of the city and are for tax abatement purposes and will only be for qualifying new residential construction and/or improvements on existing residential construction. 
 
 
Tue
29
Dec

Family of four suffers fire loss on day after Christmas

By George Garza
 
A family of four lost their home and belongings in a house fire on the day after Christmas in north Vidor. One member of the family was taken to by ambulance to a local hospital when he suffered smoke inhalation injuries after he attempted to reenter the burning residence to retrieve family belongings. The extent of the man’s injuries is unknown. 
 
Tue
29
Dec

Entergy reminds us that cool temps can mean higher bills

By George Garza
 
With cooler temperatures finally arriving in Vidor, our electric utility company is reminding us that there are thing we can do to keep our electric bills down as we try to keep warm in our houses this season. 
 
Tue
29
Dec

Today is the day to Plan While You Can

By George Garza
 
Whether you are still enjoying time off at home with your family between Christmas and New Year’s or you are at work today, looking forward to a second extended weekend now is the time to complete your plan for Thursday night’s celebration. Today, Wednesday, December 29th, is the day you should be finalizing your plan to get home safely after a night of partying and ringing in the New Year.  
 
Wed
23
Dec

Fire Department switching to gasoline powered utility truck

by George Garza

The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 will be acquiring a new gasoline powered pickup truck in January to replace the diesel-powered dually Utility #1 truck that has a blown turbocharger. The cost of replacing the blown turbo would have been in excess of $4,000. Given the age and maintenance history of the four-wheel drive vehicle, the Fire Chief decided to look for a cheaper alternative.

 

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Wed
23
Dec

Water district gets the okay for surplus fund projects

by George Garza

The Board of Directors of the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 have been waiting for word from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on the status of surplus funds left unspent from a 2010 $14 million Fresh Water Improvement Project bond issue. As previously reported, the Board had voted in March of this year to apply to the TCEQ to spend some $4.1 million in anticipated surplus 2010 Fresh Water Improvement Project Bond Issue funds on projects needed by district’s customers that are beyond the scope of the original bond issue.

 

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