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Thu
15
Oct

Rep. Phelan opens Mauriceville office

By George Garza

District 21 State of Texas Representative Dade Phelan who represents all of Orange County including Vidor, Pine Forest and Rose City, has open up a District Office in Mauriceville. The Texas Legislator who was elected in November of 2014 has moved into the offices formerly occupied by State Representative Ron Lewis and State Representative Mike Hamilton across from the Market Basket in Mauriceville.  

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Tue
13
Oct

DPS look for fatal hit and run witnesses

By George Garza
The Texas Department of Public Safety is looking to the public to help them solve a tragic crime that happened on the I-10 freeway eastbound in Orange last week. According to TXDPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, at approximately 12:40 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2015, there was an autopedestrian collision in the eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10 near mile marker 877 in Orange County.
 
Tue
13
Oct

Royals, kids, DeLoreans dominate parade

Despite magnificent gowns draped over fancy convertibles and hundreds of children waving from floats, the 2015 Vidor High School Homecoming Parade seemed to be dominated by DeLorean Time Machines both in depictions and by at least two real machines driving down Main Street last Friday.  

 

Tue
13
Oct

TASA documents mammoth find in East Texas

By Randall Luker
A weekend outing in East Texas will long be remembered by theCasey Roby family as they made an unexpected discovery while exploring along a creek bank. According to Bruce Lockett, Director of Texas Archaeological Study Association(TASA), the Roby family recently came across some rather large bones that were obviously very old while they explored along a creek bank. 
Thu
08
Oct

Fugitive Mexican general given a hero’s welcome

By Bartee Haile
 

On Oct. 7, 1911, Gen. Bernardo Reyes stepped off the train at the San Antonio station to a hero’s welcome as hundreds cheered the arrival of the former presidential candidate turned shadowy conspirator. 

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Thu
08
Oct

‘Everything old is new,’ popular notion, newest trend

By Adair Luker

There always seems to be a lot of catch phrases going around. One of the current ones is “Everything old is new.” I like that. 

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Thu
08
Oct

Louisiana man dies in freeway crash

A young man from Louisiana lost his life in I-10 freeway crash that has investigators puzzled. According to a Texas Department of Public Safety news release, twenty-three year-old Jordan Pinchon from Carencro, Louisiana died in a single car collision with a roadside sign In Orange on Wednesday afternoon.

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Thu
08
Oct

“Stamp” Out Breast Cancer

By George Garza

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and postal service workers of the United States Postal Service Vidor Substation are asking everyone to help “Stamp Out Breast Cancer” by buying the postal service’s Breast Cancer Research Semipostal Stamp on sale now at the Vidor Post Office.

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Tue
06
Oct

OCEDC down but not out

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation has lost the majority of its backing but the organization evidently continues to  function, at least until December. Last week the Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted to direct the Orange County Auditor to continue to authorize continued disbursement of reimbursed payments that the County makes to the EDC’s Director and staff.

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Tue
06
Oct

Parade to be dedicated to Linda Campbell

By George Garza

This week’s 2015 Vidor High School Homecoming Parade will be dedicated to long time parade organizer and coordinator Linda Campbell. Mrs. Campbell has been involved in the Vidor Schools ever since the late 1960’s when she volunteered as a “room mother” at the Pine Forest Elementary School. Around 1974 she was asked to assist in the preparations for the Homecoming Parade and ever since she has been essential to the success of the Parade. 

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