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Tue
19
Dec

Hospital District proposition fails 83.5% to 16.5%

The unofficial vote totals in Tuesday’s Orange County Hospital District Election indicate that the proposition failed with 6,342 voters (83.5%), voting AGAINST the issue while 1,253 voters (16.5%) cast their ballots FOR creating a hospital district in Orange County. These uncanvassed results were reported by the Orange County Elections Administrator at about 9:02 p.m

Tue
19
Dec

Holiday dinners provided to 140 families

By George Garza

A chicken or turkey and most of the ingredients to create a Christmas dinner were distributed to more than 100 Vidor families in need this week. On Monday morning, volunteers with the United Christian Care Center of Vidor were at the loading dock of the Center as about 140 UCCC clients, who had previously signed up for the Christmas Dinner, drove through to pick up their Christmas meal boxes.

Tue
19
Dec

Sanchez to be VISD Police Chief

By George Garza

A face familiar to many Vidorians will be taking over the reigns of the Vidor I.S.D. Police Department starting with the New Year. A twenty-three year veteran of law enforcement, Mike Sanchez, has been selected by the Vidor I.S.D. Board of Trustees to be offered the position of Chief of Police of the Vidor Independent School District Police Department. The Board voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of School Superintendent Dr. Jay Killgo during the regularly scheduled December Board of Trustees meeting on Monday night.

Mike Sanchez is currently a Lieutenant with the City of Vidor Police Department where he has served the city for seventeen and a half years. Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll and Vidor City Manager Mike Kuntz were both in the audience at the school board meeting to support him and congratulate him.

Tue
19
Dec

City approves changes to “eight liner” ordinance

The Vidor City Council recently approved changes to the city’s ordinance regulating redemption amusement machines popularly known as eight liners. Some of the major changes in the ordinance regulate the hours of operation, where the machines may be located and who is responsible for the operation of the machines or game rooms where they are located.

After the changes go into effect January 31, hours of operation will be 8am until 11pm Sunday through Thursday and 8am until 12pm Friday and Saturday.

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Tue
19
Dec

Storm debris collection completion date set

By George Garza

Orange County is entering final stages of storm generated debris collection with a projected completion date of January 14, 2018. Household hazardous waste and E-waste collection will begin this week. Citizens can call the debris hotline at 409-745-9809 for assistance if they have been unable to place all storm generated debris on the right of way. The projected completion date for storm related debris pick up is January 14, 2018. The projected completion date for private property right of entry storm debris collection is December 21, 2017. The Orange County Citizen Collection Station at the closed Orange County Landfill on F.M. 1442 will maintain daily operations, on Mondays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for household storm debris drop off until January 21, 2017.

Thu
14
Dec

Firefighters remember a tough year

 By George Garza The Vidorian

 

Vidor firefighters and their families gathered for a meal, fellowship, honors and fun last week.

 

The Orange County Emergency Services District #1 held their first annual Christmas Party and Banquet at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall on Friday night. Along with all of the ESD’s firefighters in attendance were spouses, children and friends of the fire district.

 

Among the special guests were Orange County Precinct #4 Commissioner Jody Crump and Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll. Also in attendance were the five members of the OCESD#1 Board of Commissioners, Wyatt Boyett, Nelda Nash, Gene Domec, Jim Morrison and Gary Biehslich.

 

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Thu
14
Dec

Please go vote next Tuesday

The arguments have been made and the issues for and against forming an Orange County Hospital District have been laid out for those who wish to know. Now is the time to make your decision and go vote.

It does absolutely no good to have made up your mind whether you are for creating a hospital district or have decided that you don’t want to support such an entity if you don’t vote! Going to the polls next week on Tuesday is vital, no matter which side you are favoring. If you don’t vote, your voice will not be heard

 

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Thu
14
Dec

Vidor cops add K-9 officer to police force

 By George Garza The Vidorian

 

The Vidor Police Department is very proud to announce that a new member to the police force has been selected. Last week, Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll announced that the Department would be adding a trained K-9 police dog to its arsenal of crime fighting tools.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Operation Blue Santa Wins!

Vidor Police thanks the community for their generosity

By George Garza

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of you and your neighbors, every one of the more than 200 children signed up for the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots should wake up on Christmas morning to find a new toy under their family’s Christmas Tree or Christmas Bush or Christmas Wreath or wherever their family can find to put out their Christmas presents.

According to Vidor Police Sergeant Aleta Cappen, the people of this community came through at nearly the last moment and gave from their hearts to insure that every child on Blue Santa’s list had at least one Christmas wish fulfilled.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles will be giving back to the community in a big way Saturday by hosting the Winter Classic featuring four semi-pro football teams in two games benefitting Vidor kids by providing toys to elementary aged children. The Seminoles and VHS football players will distribute the toys the Friday before Christmas at Vidor elementary schools. Pictured, l to r, are Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews, Seminoles linebacker Ashland Wilson and Seminoles owner Wilford Scypion, Jr.

 

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