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Thu
05
Mar

Protect yourself from scams, arm yourself with knowledge

by George Garza

“He knew how to push all of my buttons,” said James Brown of James Brown’s Gumbo House and Grill on Main Street in Vidor. “He knew to threaten me with my electricity being cutoff at noon because noon is my busiest time of day. He knew that I had three meters with red tags on them. He knew a lot about me, about my business and about Entergy. He was very smooth and very persistent.” Mr . B r own wa s recounting an attempt by a telephone scammer to bilk him out of $3,000 last month. Fortunately James Brown saw through the scam before his employees fell for the ruse.

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Thu
05
Mar

Two Steps, One Sticker leads to confusion

by George Garza

Public Safety Beaumont District Office has been flooded with telephone calls since Monday when the State’s new “Two Steps, One Sticker” vehicle inspection sticker transition program went into effect. DPS Safety Education Trooper Stephanie Davis said that motorists whose state vehicle inspections are due in March of this year are going to state inspection stations to find that the inspector does not affix a new state inspection sticker on their windshields. Instead the inspector hands the motorist a piece of paper, the Vehicle Inspection Report, and tells the motorist to keep it some place safe, preferably in their vehicle.

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Thu
05
Mar

Commissioners getting jump on 2016 finances

by George Garza

In recent years, when an Orange County department head sees that he or she is scheduled to appear before the Commissioners’ Court at a County Budget workshop meeting, the agenda notice is received with some trepidation and maybe even a little fear. The Court traditionally holds its budget workshops in August and September when they are working to trim the proposed budget to fit the anticipated income of the County. Often times this means that Department heads are asked to reconsider or even cut their budget requests. It can be a time of stress for department managers who are facing new budget mandates, increased costs and obsolete equipment.

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Tue
03
Mar

Commissioners move meeting to Vidor

by George Garza
 
Vidor will be the seat of county power for one afternoon this week. The Orange County Commissioners Court is coming to Vidor on Thursday afternoon to hold one of their weekly meetings. Tomorrow afternoon at 2:00 p.m., the Court will assemble at the Vidor City Hall in the City Council Chamber and convene a special meeting of the Court here in the west side of the County. It is unknown if the Court has ever held one of its regular meetings in any place other than the county seat of Orange County before. The County Judge and at least one County Commissioners believe that this is a historic first for the governmental body.

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Tue
03
Mar

2015 Festival Royalty

Reigning over the 2015 Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be Miss Vidor 2015 Kylie Layfield and King Archie Junior Davidson. Other pageant winners are pictured on page three.

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Tue
03
Mar

Constable asking for help finding wanted fugitives

Orange County Precinct #4 Constable Weldon Peveto is asking for our reader’s help to find the following persons who each have at least one outstanding warrant issued by the Orange County Precinct #4 Justice of the Peace Court. Peveto said that there are hundreds of persons who are wanted for arrest on outstanding arrest warrants issued out of the Pct. #4 J.P. Court. However, he asks for the public’s help in locating the following individuals.

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Tue
03
Mar

Outstanding warrant? Pay up by Friday or go to jail on Saturday

by George Garza

The four Orange County Constables announced on Monday morning that citizens of the County that have outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants have until close of business on Friday, March 6th to make arrangements to take care of those warrants or face going to jail on Saturday, March 7th Orange County Constables Weldon Peveto, Chris Humble, David Cagle and Mark Philpott are participating in the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup in their efforts to clear up the backlog of outstanding warrant cases issued through the Orange County Justice of the Peace Courts.

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Mon
02
Mar

Constable asking for help finding fugitives

 

Orange County Precinct #4 Constable Weldon Peveto is asking for our reader’s help to find the following persons who each have at least one outstanding warrant issued by the Orange County Precinct #4 Justice of the Peace Court.

Peveto said that there are hundreds of persons who are wanted for arrest on outstanding arrest warrants issued out of the Pct. #4 J.P. Court.  However, he asks for the public’s help in locating the following individuals.

If you know where Constable Peveto can find one of the persons listed below you can call the Orange County Precinct #4 Constable’s Office at (409) 769-0513.

If you are one of the persons listed below, you can avoid being arrested by going to the Orange County Precinct #4 Justice of the Peace Court office at 190 Camp Street in Vidor and paying your fine.

David Hoosier

Tori Murrah

Susan Oliver

Candy Rubero

Tabitha Witt

Leslie Woodrome

Derin Wright 

Mon
02
Mar

Outstanding warrant? Pay up by Friday or go to jail Saturday

Warrant Roundup

Orange County Constables warn that if you have an outstanding J.P. Court misdemeanor warrant, you have until Friday, March 6th, to take care of the fine on that warrant or face going to jail.

 

The four Orange County Constables announced on Monday morning that citizens of the County that have outstanding misdemeanor arrest warrants have until close of business on Friday, March 6th to make arrangements to take care of those warrants or face going to jail on Saturday, March 7th.

Orange County Constables Weldon Peveto, Chris Humble, David Cagle and Mark Philpott are participating in the 2015 Great Texas Warrant Roundup in their efforts to clear up the backlog of outstanding warrant cases issued through the Orange County Justice of the Peace Courts.

Thu
26
Feb

Commissioners pick Toyota HR veteran as new personnel director

by George Garza

After interviewing four well-qualified candidates, the Orange County Commissioners Court selected Minnie Hightower of Oxford, Mississippi to be named as the next Orange County Director of Personnel. During Monday’s regular session of the Orange County Commissioners Court, County Judge Stephen Brint Carlton announced that earlier on Monday, the Court had met in a closed door executive session to interview in person the four candidates that the court had narrowed down from a field of sixteen applicants.

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