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Wed
06
Jan

2015 was memorable for some

by George Garza 

As we start the New Year, it is always a time to consider and remember the year that just ended. Here are some of the stories that come to the mind when considering 2015. 2015 was the year when the Orange County Republican Party succeeded in sweeping all of the seats of the Orange County Commissioners Court. Republicans Stephen Brint Carlton and Barry Burton took office as the Orange County Judge and the Precinct #2 County Commissioner to join Republicans John Banken, David Dubose and Jody Crump who was sworn in for his second term and David Dubose on the Commissioners’ Court on the first of January.

 

Wed
06
Jan

Open carry arrives without fanfare

by George Garza 

“Today is January 4th,” said Vidor Police Chief Dave Shows on Monday. “It’s been four days now since the Open Carry law has gone into effect and I’ve not seen a single person openly carrying a handgun in Vidor, yet. Now it may happen more when the weather is warm, but so far, the warning of some that everybody would be openly carrying a gun are unfounded.”

 

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Wed
06
Jan

City eyes continued progress in 2016

by Randall Luker 

With the start of a new year, the City of Vidor is continuing to make strides with citywide improvements to infrastructure and developing new programs to promote new growth and pride in our city. In the past year, major drainage improvements include the completion of Phase One of the Schoolhouse Ditch Project which involves the replacement of undersize road crossings at several locations on the south end of Waterway.

 

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Wed
06
Jan

Woman airlifted to hospital following early morning accident

by George Garza 

A young woman was injured in an off-road ATV accident in woods of North Vidor early on Sunday morning. The details of this accident are not yet available as the Orange County Sheriff’s deputies have not interviewed all of the witnesses and written a report of this accident.

 

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Wed
30
Dec

Sheriff is concerned about suspicious van reports

by George Garza
 
Wed
30
Dec

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. 
 
 

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