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Thu
09
Jul

Even if the livin’ is easy, summertime can have its problems

“Summertime, summertime, when the livin’ is easy …” are words to an old song. Dress is casual, no school to rush off to for most 5 to 18 year olds, and others are experiencing their anticipated vacation.
Yet midst all the outdoor fun enjoyed this summer, there is a downside.
 
Thu
09
Jul

Texas Game Wardens wrap up alligator attack investigation

AUSTIN – Texas game wardens have completed their investigation into an alligator attack that resulted in the death of Tommie Woodard, 28, of St. Louis, Missouri. Investigators concluded that the unprecedented circumstances of the case, believed to be the first fatal alligator attack in Texas on record, warrant no further action.
 
Thu
09
Jul

Box fans to be donated to UCCC

George Garza
Thu
09
Jul

Easement issues over Schoolhouse Ditch leads to eminent domain discussion

Tue
07
Jul

Food Handlers class set for July 23

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Office County Extension Agent Fallon Foster will be offering a 3 hr Food Handlers class which is Texas Department of State Health Services accredited food handlers
program.
 
Tue
07
Jul

Vets, families approve of monuments

Nearly 100 veterans and their families attended a special Fourth of July re-dedication of the Vidor Lions Club Veterans’ Park on Saturday.  With pomp and ceremony those veterans welcomed the
Tue
07
Jul

VISD Board Trustee resigns

A long time Vidor Independent School District Trustee is giving up his beloved alma mater to move with his job to Saudi Arabia and work on the other side of the world.
 
Tue
07
Jul

Late night swimmer attacked by alligator

A twenty-eight year-old man from Orange died in a late night encounter with nature on Friday morning. Orange County Precinct #4 Justice of the Peace Rodney Price reports that Tommie
Thu
02
Jul

Pine Forest agrees to franchise commercial garbage pickup service

By George Garza
The City of Pine Forest has entered into a contract with Progressive Waste Solutions to provide exclusive commercial garbage collection in the City. During their June City Council eeting the Pine Forest  City Council hear a proposal from Sherry Smucker-McVee of Progressive Waste Solutions to provide commercial and roll-off garbage collection for the city. Currently, Pine Forest already had an exclusive contract with Progressive Waste Solutions for a residential garbage pickup franchise.

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Thu
02
Jul

Suspects in Mauriceville trailer theft caught in Vidor

An alert employee and Orange County Sheriff deputies managed to corral two men trying to make off with a stolen trailer and generator in Vidor this week. According to Orange County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson the incident began around 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday when an employee of the Mauriceville Utility District spotted a truck pulling a trailer and generator that belonged to the district. Hodgkinson said the employee called the Sheriff’s dispatcher to report that he was following the truck pulling the trailer that was apparently stolen from a MUD well site on F.M. 2802 near Mauriceville.

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