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Thu
18
Jun

The Vidor Public Library

 The Vidor Public Library Summer Reading Program was held June 17, 2015 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall. Special guests were Sargent Aleta Cappen with the Vidor Police Department, Fire Chief Brian Champaign and Assistant Fire Chief Robert Smith with Orange County Emergency Services District 1. Sargent Aleta Cappen read “Officer Buckle and Gloria” by Peggy Rathmann and Fire Chief Brian Champaign read “Curious George and the Firefighters” by Margret Rey. Assistant Fire Chief Robert Smith demonstrated how fire fighter’s put on their fire gear. Our next Summer Reading program is June 24, 2015 from 10am to 11am with guest Sean Ardoin from Young Audiences of Southeast Texas. For more information call the library at 409-769-7148.

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Tue
16
Jun

Riverside residents asked to move out

The Orange County Judge, Stephen Brint Carlton has issued advisory to all Orange County residents and property owners. That advisor is as follows; “This is an advisory from  Orange County Emergency Management to Orange County residents. We are expecting  heavy rain starting Monday night and early Tuesday morning.

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Tue
16
Jun

Double homicide alarms community

It is the topic of conversation throughout Vidor and west Orange County. Peopleare both grief stricken and shocked that something so horrible could happen in their community. Two of their valued neighbors were found violently murdered in a Maplecrest Addition tract home late on Thursday night.

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Tue
16
Jun

The 2015 Orange County

The 2015 Orange County Sheriff’s Office annual Cops ‘n Kids Picnic at Claiborne-West Park last Friday was an unqualified success with nearly 2,000 children attending. Clockwise from the upper left; a Silsbee day care center child aims the OCESD#1 fire hose at a prop with the help of a fire department Explorer; Vidor Police Explorers man the table at the Vidor P.D. booth at Cops ‘n Kids; area businesses provided knick-knacks and the like to the kids at the Cops ‘n Kids Picnic; this is only one small section of the Claiborne-West park that was nearly overrun with kids at the 2015 OCSO Cops ‘n Kids Picnic.

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Tue
16
Jun

Department of Transportation

Sometime in the very near future the Texas Department of Transportation will be moving the “Stop Line” for North Main Street traffic traveling southbound at the traffic light at Old Highway 90. The old stop line (top) on the downhill side of the tracks will be moved north, to the up hill side of the tracks. Traffic stopping for yellow and red lights will not cross the tracks, but will stop before crossing the track (photo on bottom). This change is scheduled for Wednesday, June 17th weather permitting.

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Tue
16
Jun

Dedicated Service

Connie Lobue, VISD administration custodian, received her jacket from Supt. Dr. Jay Killgo for thirty years of service to the school district.

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Mon
15
Jun

Riverside residents asked to move out

 

The Orange County Judge, Stephen Brint Carlton has issued advisory to all Orange County residents and property owners.

That advisory is as follows;

“This is an advisory from Orange County Emergency Management to Orange County residents.  We are expecting heavy rain starting Monday night and early Tuesday morning in the amount of 7 – 10 inches. 

“Rains are expected throughout the week.  Flooding is expected on Tuesday and into Wednesday throughout the county, with sustained flooding in the northwest Vidor area along the Neches River near the Four Oaks Ranch Road area. 

“Residents of the northwest Vidor area are advised to seek alternative accommodations before Tuesday night.  Residents of the affected area are also advised to secure food, water and any necessary medication in anticipation of limited access to their homes.”

 

Very Respectfully,
STEPHEN BRINT CARLTON
Orange County Judge

Thu
11
Jun

Retail sales cool for Spring in Orange County

Texas Comptrol - ler Glenn Hegar’s latest sales tax allocation to Orange County and its seven municipalities indicate retail sales were mixed with an even split between gains and losses. Even so, Orange County municipalities averaged slightly better than the state average 1.2 percent increase. Orange County’s nearly 17 percent decrease was substantially worse than the state average decrease of 3.4 percent compared to last June.   

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Thu
11
Jun

Babin named chair of U.S. House Space Subcommittee

The Congressman representing Orange County, U.S. Representative Brian Babin (TX-36) announced on Monday that he has been appointed by Science, Space, and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (TX-21) to serve as the Chairman of the Space Subcommittee.  

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Thu
11
Jun

Late night traffic stop yields illicit drugs

By George Garza

with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects carrying a quantity of methamphetamine early on Wednesday morning along side a roadway in Vidor. It was a little after 2:00 in the morning on June 10 when investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division were following a vehicle being driven by a person they suspected was involved with illegal drugs. When the deputies observed the minivan they were following violate the Texas Traffic Code several times while driving on the eastbound I-10 service road near the Gateway Travel Plaza in Rose City. 

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