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Tue
15
May

County backs Pine Forest drainage project

George Garza
The Vidorian

On Tuesday of last week the Orange County Commissioners Court passed a resolution backing the City of Pine Forest supporting a plan for a flood control project that could affect thousand of properties in western Orange County. Orange County Judge, Dean Crooks, did not read the proclamation of the resolution into the record of the Commissioners’ Court meeting. However, the Vidorian was able to secure a copy of the Court’s resolution from the City of Pine Forest.

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Tue
15
May

United in fighting cancer

Sanders and Revia with members of Shinedown in Corpus Christi.

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Tue
15
May

Vidor man travels to Corpus to help fight childhood cancer

Randall Luker
The Vidorian

A childhood cancer survivor from Vidor travelled to Corpus Christi recently to inspire and help others that are fighting the disease. Jake Sanders, 35, of Vidor was born with a malignant germ cell tumor.

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Tue
15
May

Early voting in primary runoff begins

George Garza
The Vidorian

The Orange County Democratic Party is holding a Texas Democratic Party Primary Election Runoff on May 22, 2018 and early voting in that runoff election began this week.

In the March 6, 2018 Democratic Primary Election, a total of nine candidates were on the ballot, running for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be their candidate for Governor of Texas. Lupe Valdefz, the former Dallas County Sheriff and Andrew White of Houston, son of 1980’s Democratic Governor Mark White, won the top two positions in the race with 42.89% and 27.37% of the primary vote, respectively.

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Tue
15
May

Woman suffers serious injuries in Sunday crash

A woman from Vidor went to the hospital with serious injuries after she was thrown from a hotrod during a crash on Sunday afternoon.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Stephanie Davis, TXDPS Highway Patrol troopers were summoned to the scene of a two-vehicle collision on F.M. 1131 between Lakeview Cutoff Road and Four Oaks Ranch Road near Claire Street at about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 13, 2018.

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Tue
15
May

Pedestrian is in critical condition

A fifty-nine year-old Vidor woman is in critical condition in a Beaumont Hospital after being hit by a vehicle on Main Street on Monday night.

According to City of Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, Connie Bozeman, age 59 of Vidor, was rushed to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital at around 9:20 p.m. on Monday, May 14, 2018 after being involved in a vehicle collision with a pedestrian. Ms. Bozeman was the pedestrian in this instance. First responders reported that Ms. Bozeman appeared to have a life threatening injuries as they were preparing her for transport.

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Thu
10
May

Residents escape dangerous fire

By  George Garza

 

The owner of a home that escaped the ravages of Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters and her daughter narrowly escaped a different type of disaster to befall their home. The pair was fortunate to have noticed that flames were filling the home’s attached carport and they were able to evacuate the burning structure safely, with their pets, on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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Thu
10
May

Don’t wait: buy flood insurance today

The Atlantic Ocean Basin Hurricane season begins June 1st, which means homeowners and renters need to buy a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policy today to be prepared for a possible disaster in June. The reason they give to buy early is that an NFIP flood insurance policy generally takes effect 30 days after purchase.

 

That means if a category four hurricane were to whirl up and head for Sabine Pass sometime in June, your home wouldn’t be covered against flood damage until the thirty-first day after you paid your first premium.

 

That’s why it’s important to purchase flood insurance now, even if your home hasn’t been repaired yet. FEMA reminds house owners that standard homeowners’ and renters’ insurance policies do not typically cover flood damage.

 

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Thu
10
May

Bulk carrier overturns in neighborhood

By George Garza

 

 

A large tractor trailer pulling a dry goods bulk carrier trailer flipped on its side in a Vidor neighborhood of south of Old Highway 90 on Wednesday morning. The large steel tank of the trailer was full of a non-hazardous powdered catalyst and remained intact through the rollover. No product or materials, other than a few gallons of diesel exhaust fluid, was spilled during the lurch of the paired vehicles.

 

According to a City of Vidor Police Department report, the 18 wheeled tractor trailer truck was southbound o n Sa r g e n t St r e e t between Old Highway 90 East and Orange Street using the detour around the bridge construction on Old 90, when the driver decided to use Sarver Street to shorten his drive back to Old Highway 90.

 

 

Tue
08
May

Small turnout in City/Port elections

George Garza

A very tiny turnout of registered voters in Vidor and Orange County went to the polls to cast their ballots for city councilpersons and port commissioners on Saturday. Only fifty City of Vidor registered voters actually showed up to vote at the Junior High School for Vidor City Council members on Saturday. Countywide, just over four percent of registered voters marked a ballot with their choice for Port Commissioners.

From the beginning of early voting on Monday, April 23 through Election Day on May 5, about 278 voters cast ballots in four races in the City of Vidor Election. With such a small number of votes, a close race was inevitable.

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