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Thu
05
Nov

All propositions in Constitutional Amendment Election pass

With about eleven percent of Texas registered voters going to the polls last Tuesday, all seven of the 2015 Texas Constitutional Amendment Election propositions passed with at least 66% support, overall. Proposition #1 to increase the amount of the residence homestead exemption from ad valorem taxation for public school purposes from $15,000 to $25,000 passed with 86% support statewide.

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Thu
05
Nov

Blue Santa application deadline approaches

By George Garza

Well, it is November already. And even though some Vidorian staffers are still in heavy holiday denial, it’s not too soon for the rest of us to think about the upcoming holiday season, In fact, during a recent visit to the Vidor Police Department, it was noted that a Christmas tree, complete with decorations, of a sort, is already being displayed in the public lobby of the Vidor Police Station.

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Thu
05
Nov

Calling all military veterans, families!

By George Garza

The Lions Club of Vidor will be holding a celebration of all U.S. military veterans, next Wednesday, Veterans’ Day, November 11, 2015 at the Vidor Lions Veterans Park, “Fields of Freedom”. The celebration will be complete with speeches, music, flags, and a ceremony. The only thing missing is for all area military veterans to come by and see what our community has done to recognize and honor them.

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Tue
03
Nov

Man shot and killed east of Vidor

By George Garza

A man was shot and killed at a residence just outside of the Vidor city limit east of F.M. 1132 and Old Highway 90 East, last Thursday night. Orange County Sheriff’s deputies report that they found forty-eight year-old Steven Coutee of Vidor dead in a driveway in the 400 block of Florence Street, which runs off  Stanley Dr.

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Tue
03
Nov

Sand, bags available at Vidor’s Gould Park

By George Garza

The Neches River continues to rise south of its confluence with the Pine Island Bayou. The runoff from very heavy rains this past weekend in Hardin County continues to make its way to the Pine Island Bayou and then into the Neches River, which is swelling out of its banks. 

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Tue
03
Nov

Sheriff patrols in jeopardy?

By George Garza

The reliability of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office aging law enforcement fleet was a subject of a discussion during last week’s Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting.

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Mon
02
Nov

Runoff from weekend rains may flood northwest Vidor

Sandbags are available, now 

 

Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator, Ryan Peabody reported on Monday morning that the U.S. Weather Service is predicting that northwest Orange County and the Vidor area should be experiencing some flooding in the next couple of days. 

The Emergency Management Coordinator said that the weather service indicated that imminent flooding would be a result of the runoff from the heavy rains that occurred north of Orange County this past weekend.

Thu
29
Oct

Rose City will have all water shut off on Tuesday

By George Garza
 
All City of Rose City water department customers will see an interruption in their fresh water supply on Tuesday, November 3rd as the city will shut down the entire water system for several hours to reroute a water main on Old Highway 90. According to city officials, this planned utility interruption was originally projected to affect only customers between Mockingbird Drive and the Vidor city limit, but the plan has now been changed to affect every water customer in Rose City.
 
Thu
29
Oct

SOST journey continues to Europe for “Best of Beethoven”

The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) continues its amazing trip around the world at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Julie Rogers Theatre as they jet away to Europe for the “Best of Beethoven” and a delightfully entertaining evening of music.
 
Thu
29
Oct

Developers propose privately built toll road through Vidor

By George Garza
 
Scott Young with Strategic and Project Development presented Orange County Commissioners’ Court with a proposal for a new toll road to be called “The 105 Tollway” to be built from the intersection of U.S. 69, 96 & 287 North (East-Tex Freeway) and State Highway 105 (Sour Lake Highway) in Beaumont, Jefferson County across the Neches River with a new four lane bridge and through Vidor to connect with Interstate 10, east of Highway 12, in Orange County, a distance of about ten miles.
 

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