News

Fri
26
Dec

Karen Jo Vance retires as Orange County Clerk

By George Garza
 
In a surprise move, long time Orange County Clerk Karen Jo Vance has decided to forgo taking office for sixth term and will retire from her elected office as of December 28th.
 
Fri
26
Dec

City sees seven percent increase in sales tax revenue for ’14

Local shoppers boosted Vidor’s sales tax allocation more than seven percent higher than 2013 with December’s allocation up by more than 25 percent compared to December 2013.
 
Fri
26
Dec

TxDOT approves funding for construction on FM105 in Vidor

The planned overlay project will start at Old Hwy 90 and end at the Union Pacific Railroad on South Main.

In an ongoing effort to improve safety and relieve congestion, the Texas Transportation Commission approved nearly $300,000 Dec. 18 for an overlay project on FM105. APAC-Texas, Inc. was awarded the contract.
 
Fri
26
Dec

Enthusiastic Juggling

Former Women’s Professional Basketball League player Tanya Crevier recently visited with students at Pine Forest Elementary.
 
Fri
26
Dec

Water district seeks City’s help in finding grant

Heavy storm water runoff like this drain into leaky private property sewer lines and then causes a surge at the Water District’s new wastewater treatment plant. Although the new plant can handle the surge, the water district is looking for ways to further reduce that storm water inflow into its sanitary sewer collection system.

By George Garza

Wed
24
Dec

Aggie Day Activities

Wed
24
Dec

Twenty-eight years of public service is not easy to pack away

by George Garza
 
There were empty boxes on the floor and others half filled on a table and some chairs in the office. Some of the bookshelves in the office were already vacant while others still held awards and memorabilia from a lifetime of helping others. “There’s a lot of packing to do and I’ve been at it off and on for days,” said Orange County Judge Carl Thibodeaux as he sat at his desk for an interview before his retirement from public office.“You should see my conference room next door,” said the Judge its full of boxes ready to be moved.”

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Wed
24
Dec

Bounty hunters rob homeowners surreptitiously

by George Garza
 
It was like one of those elaborate schemes you might see on television shows like “Repo Man” or “Operation Repo” or “Airplane Repo”. Three people apparently conned their way into a Vidor home and then stole the homeowners’ car while distracting them. According to a Vidor Police Department report, the ruse and theft started early on Friday morning with a knock on the homeowner’s door at about 6:00 a.m. The homeowner who lives in far west Vidor, opened a door to find a man dressed mostly in black and wearing a black “Tactical” vest. The man told the homeowner that he was a bounty hunter in pursuit of a wanted person and that he had reason to believe the person he was seeking was in the homeowner’s back yard. He told the homeowner that he had rung his bell to ask for permission to enter the homeowners’ back yard.
Thu
18
Dec

Beaumont Police are seeking witnesses

by George Garza
 
Beaumont Police Department Sergeant Rob Flores of the department’s Police Community Relations Division reported on Wednesday that the preliminary autopsy report in the death of thirty-nine year-old Tammy Carraway of Vidor indicates that the cause of her death appears to be blunt force trauma to her head. When question about whether the pathologist had indicated if he had determined how Carraway suffered the trauma, Sergeant Flores said, “I only have information that cause of death was blunt force trauma.”

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Thu
18
Dec

Checking Santa’s Beard

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