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Tue
12
May

EDC courts another fishing tournament

It’s rare when a new economic development project becomes public before the contracts  are signed and commitments  made in Orange County.  But the cat was let partially out of the bag this week, when the  Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted to authorize the Orange County Economic Development Corporation to  spend up to $40,000 in county hotel/motel tax funds in their 
efforts to attract a new money maker to our area. During the regularly scheduledmeeting of the Orange  County Commissioners’ Court on Monday there was an item on their meeting agenda that  required the public and press to leave the courtroom so that the court could meet behind closed doors in an executive session.

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Tue
12
May

Vidor letter carriers carry more than mail

The fifteen United State Postal Service letter carriers  that deliver mail  in Vidor and west Orange County had their arms and their  trucks full last Saturday. The Vidor mailmen and women found that the citizens of Vidor had generously left bags  of food on their porches and by their  mailboxes to donate to the Letter Carriers Mother’s Day Food  Drive.

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Tue
12
May

Department of H omeland Security

Orange County is making an application with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a grant that would  pay for three q uarters of the cost of erecting a new free standing public safety communications radio tower in Vidor similar to this tower at O CE SD # 1 Fire Station # 1. The  proposed radio tower would be nearly twice as tall and would provide for better two-way radio communications  between emergency dispatcher and their police, fire and ambulance users.

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Tue
12
May

Viator wins Mayor’s race

The people have spoken and by a significant majority they have indicated that  they want a change in the  administration of the City of Vidor  Robert Viator, Jr. tookon incumbent Vidor Mayor  Ken Crawford and won in last Saturday’s City of  Vidor Election. Out of the total of 450 citizens of  Vidor who cast ballots in the Mayor’s race, sixty-six percent of those voted for  Mr. Viator while thirty-four percent voted for Mayor Crawford.

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Thu
07
May

Tomorrow is Election Day

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 9, 2015 is Election Day in the State of Texas, Orange County and in Vidor Texas for school districts, cities and municipalities. In west Orange County only the City of Vidor is holding an election. There were no contested aces in Pine Forest, Rose City or the Vidor Independent School District elections so those elections have been cancelled in the interest of saving taxpayer dollars.

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Thu
07
May

Fire shuts down freeway

The TX-DPS says that at about 3:20 p.m. on Thursday, a tractor trailer rig traveling westbound on I-10 apparently struck the cushion barrier at the exit ramp for the Boomtown U.S.A. Resort and caught fire. The vehicle stopped along the outside lane barricade wall and burned to the ground. The driver was able to extricate himself safely. No other details about any other vehicle involved were available at press time. Westbound traffic was not allowed to pass the fire scene.

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Thu
07
May

UCCC opens one Saturday a month

In an effort to make their important services available to more people in the Vidor area the United Christian Care Center of Vidor will open their doors on one Saturday each month starting on Saturday, May 16th from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. for pickup of food or selection of clothing. “We’re an agency for the Southeast Texas Food Bank and they asked us if we could extend ourhours,” said Glen Ledger, President of the Board of Directors of the United Christian Care Center.

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Thu
07
May

Works, not words, are the true proof of love

I never played with baby dolls. Instead, I clipped and then paraded grown-up paper dolls through the varied scenes of the last motion picture I had managed to see, or book I had read. With a mirror and twigs, I created an oasis where the dolls awaited a handsome sheik, or I rummaged the rag bag for bits of velvet or satin for a dramatic radiance.

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Tue
05
May

Two men survive OC plane crash

George Garza
A pilot and his passenger were both critically injured when their single engine airplane crashed in field about a half mile northeast of the Orange County Airport on Saturday morning.
 
Tue
05
May

District 22-5A Champions

The 2014-2015 Lady Pirate softball District Champions, left to right, are Baylee Brannon, Darby Reed, Monica Courville, Taylor Frederick, Clarissa Hagler, Raven Britt, Whitney Howerton, Kaleigh Desormeaux, Keeli Milligan, Kalli Edwards, Evelyn Baker, McKenzie Andrus, Asha Howard, and Kynzie Medina. Support our team as they advance in playoffs. The next game will be played against Fort Bend Ridge Point at North Shore High School in the Houston area.
 

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