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Thu
11
Jun

Retail sales cool for Spring in Orange County

Texas Comptrol - ler Glenn Hegar’s latest sales tax allocation to Orange County and its seven municipalities indicate retail sales were mixed with an even split between gains and losses. Even so, Orange County municipalities averaged slightly better than the state average 1.2 percent increase. Orange County’s nearly 17 percent decrease was substantially worse than the state average decrease of 3.4 percent compared to last June.   

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Thu
11
Jun

Babin named chair of U.S. House Space Subcommittee

The Congressman representing Orange County, U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) announced on Monday that he has been appointed by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) to serve as the Chairman of the Space Subcommittee.  

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Thu
11
Jun

Late night traffic stop yields illicit drugs

By George Garza

with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects carrying a quantity of methamphetamine early on Wednesday morning along side a roadway in Vidor. It was a little after 2:00 in the morning on June 10 when investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were following a vehicle being driven by a person they suspected was involved with illegal drugs. When the deputies observed the minivan they were following violate the Texas Traffic Code several times while driving on the eastbound I-10 service road near the Gateway Travel Plaza in Rose City. 

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Tue
09
Jun

The Invaders to be honored on Vidor’s ‘Walk of Fame’

A mainstay of the Southeast Texas music  scene during the 1960’s was a Vidor rock and roll group known as The Invaders. The band played many venues in and around Vidor including a regular gig in town that lasted nearly two years.
Tue
09
Jun

ESD gets new Commissioner

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court has voted to appoint Vidor businessman Gene Domec as a Fire Commissioner on the Board of Commissioners for the Orange County Emergency Services
Tue
09
Jun

Vidor Schools to offer free meals in June

Thu
04
Jun

Six cars crash on freeway

by George Garza
Thu
04
Jun

Unintended archaeological discovery fuels speculation

Thu
04
Jun

Hurricane season arrives Prepare now for possible disaster and evacuation

Tue
02
Jun

County clarifies stance on militia

On Monday the Orange County Commissioners’ Court took up again a resolution presented    the Court by the Golden Triangle Militia that the County “recognizes and supports the volunteer  fforts and coordination of the Golden Triangle Militia in Orange County, Texas, and, if called upon by the County, welcome the offer of support to the Emergency Management planning of Orange County, Texas.” On the previous Monday, the Court voted to table the matter until the Commissioners could receive further information about who are the members of the Golden Triangle Militia and how they qualify to become a member of that group. When the Court met this week, the militia resolution was number one on their agenda.  

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