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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.
 
Tue
27
Oct

It’s time again to go to the polls

The time has come for all Texans to make time to make some decision about the laws that govern them. After all, we are a nation that is governed “By the people,” and that means you and I have a say in the laws we must live by. 

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Tue
27
Oct

Making learning fun!

By George Garza

Besides being the month of Halloween and the month of Vidor High School’s Homecoming, October is also special because it is National Fire Prevention month. And every year in October, your local firefighters make a special effort all month long to bring the knowledge of fire safety to Vidor school children.

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Tue
27
Oct

Don’t toss that letter from Orange County

By George Garza

What with dozens of spam e-mails and several junk U.S. Postal Service letters and advertisement that we each receive daily, it’s become a common ritual for most folks to toss or delete junk snail mail and emails each day. In fact, some of those letters are actually important correspondence that require us to take some kind of action, either immediately or sometime in the future. 

Thu
22
Oct

County’s capital contingency fund down to 29%

By George Garza

Orange County’s available contingency funds for capital outlay have dropped another thirty-four percent.

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Thu
22
Oct

Street flooding could be possible on Sunday

By George Garza

The collision of a weather cold front pushing down from the Northwest and low-pressure trough in the Gulf of Mexico pushing north is predicted to make for a stormy and rainy weekend in Vidor and Orange County. Predictions for rainfall totals vary from the National Weather Service in Lake Charles thinking we have three to four inches of rain from today through Monday to KFDM-TV’s Meteorologist Greg Bostwick saying we could see three to five inches of rain just on Sunday. 

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Tue
20
Oct

Orange cyclist killed near Mauriceville

A bicyclist pedaling on the shoulder of Highway 12 was killed when his bicycle was struck from behind by a car on Sunday night. Thirty-eight year-old Raymond Lamar Ross of Orange was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson, Trooper Stephanie Davis, reports that the TXDPS received notification of an automobile/bicycle crash around 10:50 p.m. on Sunday night. Troopers were dispatched to Highway 12 west of Mauriceville near Woodland Drive to the scene of the fatality accident.

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Tue
20
Oct

ESD #1 regains control of ambulance service contract

By George Garza

The Cities of Vidor, Rose City and Pine Forest and all of the unincorporated areas within the boundaries of Orange County Emergency Services District #1 have regained management control over their ambulance service provider, Acadian Ambulance Services. Last Thursday, the Board of Commissioners of the Orange County Emergency Services District #1 approve the final version of its new three year contract with Acadian Ambulance Service of Texas.

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Tue
20
Oct

Sales off to a good start in 2016

Even though the calendar is still in 2015, since the first of this month, local governments are operating in their 2016 budget year and for most, the year is off to a great start and the local area is, for the most part, outperforming the state average. Vidor’s October sales tax allocation is $205,245, up a hefty 12-plus percent compared to last October. The monthly rebate also brings Vidor’s calendar year-to-date total to more than $2 million representing a 3.86 percent increase over the same time in 2014.

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