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Thu
26
Mar

County is losing money on culvert installations

Here comes an opportunity for you to have a say in a policy of  Orange County government that will be up for review in a future public hearing. The Orange County Commissioners’ Court has decided that it will hold a public hearing in the near future to determine if the county should change its culvert policy to increase the cost to citizens for installation of driveway culverts. The Court will also take public comment on whether the County Road and Bridge department should eliminate providing culvert installation on commercial projects during that public hearing.

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Tue
24
Mar

City to consider resolution opposing cap on property tax increases

Vidor City Council will consider a relatively short agenda when they meet this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Vidor City Hall, 1395 North Main.

 

Tue
24
Mar

Fishing tourney draws record crowds despite rain

By George Garza
 
Tue
24
Mar

Sunday’s Bass Master

In this photo provided by the Bassmaster.com web site, pro angler Chris Lane of Guntersville, Alabama makes a cast during Sunday’s competition at the Bassmaster Elite Series Sabine River Tournament.

 

Tue
24
Mar

New ESD Commissioner takes office

By George Garza
 
Thu
19
Mar

Downtown entrance ramp closing

by George Garza

The Texas Department of Transportation announced on Wednesday that the downtown Beaumont eastbound freeway entrance ramp at the foot of the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge would be closed to all traffic due to bridge construction. The TXDOT news release indicated that this downtown entrance ramp closure would last until the new bridge reconstruction alongside of the current bridge is completed and the new freeway traffic lanes are opened. Currently drivers from downtown Beaumont use Pine Street and Pearl Street to access the Eastbound I-10 freeway heading to Vidor and Orange County over what remains of the old Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

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Thu
19
Mar

Vidor WWII vet awarded French Legion of Honour

by George Garza

A retired Gulf Oil refinery worker who fought in Europe during World War II was recently awarded the French Legion of Honour Medal by the grateful people of France. Ninety-four year-old Robert L. Jackson of Vidor traveled to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio last November where a minister with the government of France presented him and nine other WWII veterans with the special medal for their excellent military conduct in their efforts to liberate France from the Nazi German occupation during that war. As he stood on the Fort Sam Houston Parade Ground in front of the famous Brook Army Medical Center to receive his medal, Mr. Jackson said that his thoughts turned to the many fellow warriors who were shot down over the skies of Europe never to be seen again.

Tue
17
Mar

Fire destroys area home

By George Garza
 
A manufactured home in North Vidor was severely damaged in a fire last Thursday morning. Fortunately, the homeowner was away from the structure at the time of the blaze and the flames endangered no one else.

 

Tue
17
Mar

Workshop set for local job seekers

Are you looking for a job or want a different one? Would you like free help and advice? The cities of Vidor, Pine Forest and Rose City, in conjunction with the Texas Workforce Commission, have scheduled a workshop to help in your search.
Tue
17
Mar

Babin breakfast meet and greet draws a crowd

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