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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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Thu
23
Apr

Election Day draws near

Saturday, May 9, 2015 is the state authorized uniform election date for cities and school districts.  n the west side of Orange County, that means terms of office for certain positions on the City Councils of the City of Vidor, The City of Rose City and the City of Pine Forest city councils and on the school board of trustees of the Vidor Independent School District are coming to an end and elections must be held to determine who will hold those positions after May 9th. In the City of Vidor, the term of office for the office of Mayor and the terms of office for the offices of Councilperson-Ward One, Councilperson- Ward Four and Councilperson- Ward Six are coming to an end. Of those four positions up for election this year only two are contested races on the May 9th ballot, the race for Mayor of Vidor and  the race for the Vidor City Council- Ward Four position.

 

Tue
21
Apr

Council will consider lower speed limits, tax exemptions

Tue
21
Apr

Ribbon Cutting

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce welcomed Mooney Boys Jiu-Jitsu with a ribbon cutting on April 15th. Lane Mooney and son Marshall have been in business for two years in Vidor. Both they and their students are award winners and well respected in this competitive, highly skilled sport. Mooney Boys Jiu-Jitsu offers classes for ages 6 years and up and also offer a women’s self defense class. They are located at 3200 North Main Street.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Vidor ISD to build new A.I.M. Center building

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