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Thu
18
Feb

Mayor of Pine Forest steps down

By George Garza

During a special meeting of the Pine Forest City Council on Tuesday of this week, Wesley Brown, Mayor Pro tem of the City of Pine Forest announced that Mayor Joey Peno had resigned his elected office of Mayor of the City. In each City Councilman’s packet was a copy of a letter of resignation signed by Joey Peno. 

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Two bridges on Hwy. 90 nearing completion

By George Garza

 Two road bridges on Old Highway 90 in Rose City should be open for traffic near the beginning of March, weather permitting. The Rose City City Council received a report from Mayor Pro tem Hernando Ramos during last Thursday’s meeting of the council oncerning the status of the reconstruction of the two bridges that span two drainage outfalls in the eastern side of the city. 

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Commissioners govern in Vidor City Hall

By George Garza

 Vidorians are used to watching government in action at the Vidor City Hall. Once every two weeks Vidor Mayor Robert Viator, Jr. and the six members of the Vidor City Council gather in the new city all to take care of the city’s business and govern the city.  

 

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Tue
16
Feb

Water district may join in city’s tax abatement program

By Randall Luker

Following Monday night’s presentation to the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 Board of Directors, city officials said they are pleased with the director’s reaction. “They were very receptive and supportive,” said Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst.  

 

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Tue
16
Feb

Your child’s school needs your help

By George Garza

Every year your children’s school and all of the campuses of the Vidor I.S.D. create a measurable set of goals for both campus improvements and district improvements to work towards in the coming school year. These goals become a part of the District Improvement Plan (DIP) and each Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) that is required by state law. 

 

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Tue
16
Feb

Early voting begins

Voters in the Texas Primaries arrive at 8:00 a.m. sharp as the early voting polling place at the Raymond Gould Community Center in Vidor opens its doors for early voting on Tuesday morning. Remember, early voting in both the Democratic Party Primary and the Republican Party Primary began yesterday and continues every day (except Sunday) through Friday, February 26. You can early vote from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. each day at the four early voting polling places in Orange County located at the Raymond Gould Community Center at 385 Claiborne St. in Vidor, the Mauriceville Volunteer Fire Department at 10691 N. Highway 62 in Mauriceville, the Bridge City Public Works Building at 220 Nitsche in Bridge City or at the Orange Public Library at 220 N. Fifth Street in Orange. 

 

Tue
16
Feb

Sheriff’s Deputies make biggest cocaine bust on Vidor freeway

By George Garza

It all started out as a simple freeway traffic stop carried out by Orange County Sheriff’s deputies on the I-10 freeway in Vidor and turned into the biggest cocaine seizure in Sheriff’s Office history.  

 

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Tue
16
Feb

Raging inferno at the gas pumps stops traffic

A gas pump and a pickup truck caught fire at the Valero Corner Store in the 1000 block of North Main on Monday afternoon. The resulting inferno spewed red and yellow flames twenty feet high and generated an intensely black plume of smoke that reduced visibility at a neighboring strip center. 

 

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Thu
11
Feb

I.R.S. warns of telephone tax scams during 2016 filing season

WASHINGTON — Aggressive and threatening phone calls by criminals impersonating IRS agents remain a major threat to taxpayers, headlining the annual “Dirty Dozen” list of tax scams for the 2016-filing season, the Internal Revenue Service announced this week. The IRS has seen a surge of these phone scams as scam artists threaten police arrest, deportation, license revocation and other penalty actions. The I.R.S. reminds taxpayers to guard against all sorts of con games that arise during any filing season.
 
Thu
11
Feb

Others may join city’s tax abatement

By Randall Luker
 
After meeting with representatives of both the Port District and Drainage District this week Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst and Mayor Robert Viator, Jr. reported directors of both entities were “very receptive” to the city’s overtures. “The port directors actually voted to participate,” said Viator. “They just need to check out the proper procedure.”
 

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