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Thu
15
Mar

Last transaction symbolizes years of service

By George Garza

 

There was a lot of nostalgia, some tears, but mostly excitement for the future as the old Vidor Wal- Mart store closed its doors for the last time on

Tuesday afternoon. The Vidorian Newspapers were given a very rare opportunity to bring their press camera inside of a domain that is strictly off limits to the news media when we were invited to photograph the “Last Transaction” ceremony at register #1 inside the front of the old Vidor Wal-Mart store.

 

“There will be no press statements or official comments” said an assistant store manager. “We will pass on your questions to Corporate if you have them.”

 

 

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Tue
13
Mar

Voters turn down incumbents

Before the final vote was scanned by the vote counting machine in Orange, it became obvious to poll watchers that Orange County voters were rejecting some elected officials that currently sit on the Orange County Commissioners’ Court in favor of new nominees for the GOP ballot next fall. As the early vote tally was announced, it became obvious that, with about sixty percent of the votes counted, County Judge Brint Carlton and Precinct #4 Commissioner Jody Crump were lagging behind while Precinct #2 Commissioner Barry Burton was battling for every vote being counted. By the end of the night, the truth was revealed when Orange County voters rejected nomination of their current Commissioners’ Court members whose terms end this year and nominated, instead, newcomers to county government.

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Tue
13
Mar

Crooks beats Carlton

When Dean Crooks drove into the Orange County Elections Administration building parking lot on Primary Election night, he was all smiles. The Republican candidate for nomination to be
on November’s General Election ballot as the party’s candidate for Orange County Judge shook supporter’s hands and fielded cell phone calls as he waited for the final vote announcement. And when the tally sheet was handed out, he immediately grabbed his phone to give out the good news to friends and supporters. He had beaten incumbent Orange County Judge Brint Carlton for a spot on November’s ballot.

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Tue
13
Mar

Viator wins

Mayor Robert Viator looked ready and able to continue his job as Mayor of Vidor on the day following his election to the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtas Precinct # 4 County Commissioner. Despite the late night victory celebration Viator was sharply dressed and alert and smiling as he attended a business celebration as part of his duty as Mayor of Vidor. But despite the fact he was there to help cut a ribbon, Viator was constantly congratulated and gladhanded as he spoke to various citizens and supporters in the store crowd.

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Tue
13
Mar

Beauchamp “squeaks” by Burton

Friends and supporters overwhelmed Theresa Adams Beauchamp after her slim victory to win the Orange County Republican Party nomination for Precinct #2 County Commissioner on Tuesday night. Ms. Beauchamp said that her friends kept her busywith congratulations into the early morning hours on Wednesday.

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Tue
13
Mar

Local grocer offers on-line shopping

By George Garza

Brookshire Brothers grocery store is now offering its customers a shop on-line service that they are calling “Brookshire Brothers Anywhere” in its Vidor Store. As of last week you can go on-line with an interactive application to shop at the store and set up your grocery list and then come to the store and pick up your purchases curbside after someone else has gathered your shopping list together, and all for a reasonable fee of just $4.99. The Vidor Brookshire Brothers store is only the second of its 120 stores to offer the convenient curbside pickup service.

And to celebrate the inauguration of the new service, the Brookshire Brothers brass staged an elaborate kick-off party complete with brass band, cheerleaders, speeches and free refreshments in the Vidor store last Wednesday.

Thu
08
Mar

Voters reject three incumbents

Orange County voters decided they want new faces on the Orange County Commissioners Court. During this week’s Orange County Republican Party Primary Election, the voter chose not to nominate, Orange County Judge Brint Carlton, Orange County Precinct #2 Commissioner Barry Burton and Orange County Precinct #4 Commissioner Jody Crump to be their candidates for reelection next fall. Voter turnout was light in the primaries with fewer voters casting ballots than did in the last non-presidential primary election.

One of the Republican challengers won their nomination by only four votes, while another Republican challenger won his nomination by a wide seventy percent majority.

 

 

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Thu
08
Mar

Million dollar lotto ticket sold in Vidor

The Texas Lottery Commission is reporting on March 6, 2018 that a Mega Millions® winning lottery ticket was sold recently at a convenience store in Vidor with a large prize attached to it. The 5 of 5 ticket without the Mega Ball is worth $1 million. The Commission reports that the ticket was sold at the On Your Way convenience store located at 3030 Highway 12.

 

 

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Thu
08
Mar

Sales climb across county as recovery continues

Sales tax numbers are up across the board in Orange County as Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts continue to be reflected in sales of vehicles, household goods, building supplies, clothing and other items needed to repair or replace items lost in the storm.

 

Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar sent cities, counties, transit systems and special purpose taxing districts $670.9 million in local sales tax allocations for March, 8.3 percent more than in March 2017. These allocations are based on sales made in January by businesses that report tax monthly.

 

 

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Tue
06
Mar

Crooks, Viator and Beauchamp win GOP nominations

Photo of Robert Viator campaigning on Election Day

Robert Viator, Jr. was out early on Primary Election Day in front of the voter precinct #34 polling place at the Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church on Tuesday morning.

Here are the unofficial vote tallies in the 2018 Orange County Republican Primary Election, contested races only.

ORANGE COUNTY JUDGE

Dean T. Crooks                   2,626 early votes - 58.34%     4,315 votes (final) - 57.31%

Brint Carlton                        1,606 early votes - 35.68%     2,755 votes (final) - 36.59%

Kenneth (Ken) Luce                 269 early votes – 5.98%           459 votes (final) - 6.1%

ORANGE COUNTY TREASURER

Christy Khoury                     3,261 early votes - 77.55%      5,387 votes (final) - 76.68%

David W. Smith                        944 early votes - 22.45%      1,638 votes (final) - 23.32%

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. #2

Theresa Adams Beauchamp    600 early votes - 49.88%     1,038 votes (final) - 50.10%

Barry M. Burton                      603 early votes - 50.12%      1,034 votes (final) - 49.90%

ORANGE COUNTY COMMISSIONER, PCT. #4

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