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Tue
11
Aug

All outdoor burning prohibited

George Garza
Tue
11
Aug

Paint ballers playing dangerous “game”

George Garza
Thu
06
Aug

City issues ban on outdoor burning

George Garza
The City of Vidor will not be issuing any outdoor burn permits until further notice. According to the Vidor Chief of Police Dave Shows, the extreme heat of recent days has dried vegetation to the  point that it has become extremely combustible in all parts of the City. The Chief has declared the all previously issued city burn permits as null and void and ny burn permit holders should extinguish their fires or cancel their planned burns. All outdoor fires are prohibited within the city limit of Vidor, Texas until the citywide burn ban is lifted.
Thu
06
Aug

Local veterinarian marks 40th year helping animals

Forty years of paws, fur, barks and purrs are being celebrated in Vidor today as a local veterinarian is being recognized by her staff for her long career caring for beloved pets. Dena Rose McGowan graduated from the famed Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine some forty years ago this week. Since then the doctor has seen and cared for literally  thousands of dogs and cats and a few gerbils mice and hamsters as well.
Thu
06
Aug

Orange County joins in search for new hospital

By George Garza
While Orange County fully supports efforts by local organizations to encourage the Veterans’ Administration to consider acquiring the Baptist Orange Hospital facility as a new inpatient treatment facility for U.S. Military Veterans in our area, the County is also interested in seeing a new hospital for civilians open in the County. On Monday, the Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted to spend $14,280 to join a coalition of Orange County cities and organizations, including Vidor and Orange, in hiring a consulting group with the purpose of conducting a feasibility study on the possibility of building and funding a new inpatient hospital in Orange County. The consulting group is known as New Light Health Care and is based in Austin, Texas.
Tue
04
Aug

Vidor motorcyclist dies in Newton County crash

The Texas Department of Public Safety reports that a Vidor man died last Friday evening while he was operating his motorcycle in Newton County near Call, TX. Thirty-seven year-old Henry McIntyre, III of Vidor died at the scene of the crash on F.M. 1004. According to Texas DPS Trooper Stephanie Davis, the accident occurred on Farm to Market Road 1004 near its intersection with County Road 3098 at about 8:30 p.m. on July 31st. Davis reports that investigators believe that Mr. McIntyre was riding his motorcycle westbound on F.M. 1004. The troopers investigating the accident said that as Mr. McIntyre was negotiating a curve on the road he lost control of his motorcycle and was ejected from the vehicle in the resulting crash. The investigators told Trooper Davis that Mr.

Tue
04
Aug

Generosity fills the bus

By George Garza

The morning broke with promise on Saturday. The humidity was lower than usual and there was the barest hint of breeze coming in from the north. As the day went on, people of Vidor had their breakfast and started on weekend chores. A group of about forty students, teachers and volunteers gathered around two buses parked at the end of the Vidor Walmart parking lot as the temperature began  to climb.

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Thu
30
Jul

Feds agree on Neches flooding damage

By George Garza
 
After first denying that Orange County suffered the minimal reimbursable damages for public infrastructure and public expenses related to Neches River Flooding that has been going on since March, the Federal Emergency Management Agency revised their opinion and have agreed that Orange County is eligible for some reimbursements. According to Ryan Peabody, Orange County Emergency Management Coordinator, the County received word from the Texas Department of Emergency Management last week that the County’s revised estimate of public damage met the minimum dollar requirement that FEMA requires for reimbursement of government funds spent on the disaster.

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Thu
30
Jul

Animal Camp

Students in Vidor ISD Community Education’s Amazing Animals camp spent Monday morning learning about how animals communicate with each other. Texas Parks and Wildlife staff visited and presented several activities for the children.

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Thu
30
Jul

Congressman Babin - “Stop funding Planned Parenthood”

Orange County’s U.S. Representative, Brian Babin spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in Washington last week to express his outrage over the recent disclosures of Planned Parenthood’s deliberate efforts to harvest tissue from aborted fetuses. Babin called on Congress to immediately pass legislation he has cosponsored, the Defund Planned Parenthood Act (H.R. 3134), which prohibits taxpayer funds from going to Planned Parenthood while a full investigation is conducted into the organization’s activities.  

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