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Thu
15
Feb

Business Bash to identify ways to promote Vidor business community

By Randall Luker

Seeking ways to promote Vidor and its many diversified businesses, the City of Vidor is hosting the Big Buc Business Bash next Tuesday at the Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 20691 IH10.

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Tue
13
Feb

Incumbents file for reelection

By Randall Luker

Incumbent Vidor City Council members wasted no time as all three incumbents filed for reelection on the first day of filing for the May 5 municipal election. As of noon Friday, no one has yet filed for the uncxpired one year term for the Ward 6 seat.

Incumbents that have filed are: Angela Jordan (Ward 2) – age 51, homemaker; Misty Songe (Ward 3) – age 35, sales manager; and Garry Herrera (Ward 5) - age 56, process operator.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

“Rocky the Pirate” on-duty

By George Garza

After thousands of submissions by Vidor school children, Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll and his staff reviewed all of the names submitted to bestow on the Vidor Police Department’s new K-9 officer and selected the name “Rocky the Pirate”.

According to Chief Carroll this name was selected following a request to keep the dog’s temporary name of “Rocky”, with which he was dubbed soon after acquisition and in the spirit of so many names offered by Vidor children.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

Market Basket to replace Mauriceville store

By George Garza

A local business that has suffered some losses during the floods of Hurricane Harvey will be building a new store in Orange County to replace their retail establishment in Mauriceville that was damaged by floodwater. Market Basket® of Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana will be building a new store in Mauriceville that will be larger than the one it will replace.

And the company, will be getting an incentive from Orange County to help them expand in the form of annually reducing property tax rebate for three years.

 

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Thu
08
Feb

Pine Forest considers enacting ordinances

By George Garza

 

Of the many losses suffered by the citizens of the City of Pine Forest in the floods of Hurricane Harvey was that city’s City Hall and all of its contents. Among the many records lost to the floodwaters were all of the documents and records stored in the flooded City Hall building. Those included paper records of all of the city’s municipal ordinances.

 

Last Monday, the Pine Forest City Council gathered in a workshop session to review and discuss the city’s ordinances and policies. Since it was a workshop session only, no formal votes was taken concerning reenacting any ordinances or city policies during this week’s meeting.

 

 

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Thu
08
Feb

County GOP gathers in Vidor

By George Garza

 

Orange County Republicans gathered at the Vidor Elementary School Cafeteria on Tuesday night to meet their party’s candidates for nomination in the upcoming March 6, 2018 Texas Republican Party Primary Election. There was much glad-handing and animated conversations as more than 100 of the party faithful gathered to meet their primary’s candidates for nomination.

 

The Orange County Republican Party Chairperson, David Covey, gaveled the meeting to order shortly after 6:00 p.m. and the main event, a discussion of views of the candidates for nomination to be the party’s nominees for Orange County Judge and Orange County Precinct #4 County Commissioner positions on the November ballot began in earnest.

 

 

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Tue
06
Feb

Wexford Park stung by wave of auto burglaries

“…most all of the vehicles that were burglarized were unlocked.”

George Garza
The Vidorian

The Orange County Sheriff’s Office reported on Thursday that their office was deluged with reports of automobile burglaries that occurred overnight on Wednesday night and through the early morning hours on Thursday.

According to Orange County Sheriff’s Office Detective Janois Grizzaffi, six auto/burglary reports were taken in the Orangefield area, specifically around Bobcat Trails and in the Paul Wood addition, on Thursday. One caller reported one of their vehicles burglarized and their other vehicle was stolen.

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Tue
06
Feb

Commissioners O.K. some repairs to Gould Community Center

George Garza
The Vidorian

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court has authorized some repairs to the flood damaged Raymond Gould Community Center building in Raymond Gould Park on Claiborne Street in Vidor. The Court authorized insurance claim money to be spent to begin phase one of repairs to the Community Center building in Vidor in order to make it, at least, usable for Early Voting that is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, February 20th.

According to Orange County Precinct #2 Commissioner Barry Burton, the Court was asking the “Buy Board” contractor to go in and repair the building’s electrical system, put in wall insulation and at least hang and tape drywall so that the Center can be used for Early Voting starting three week from today.

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Tue
06
Feb

Vidor Council to get update on Schoolhouse Ditch progress

George Garza
The Vidorian

Vidor City Council will meet Thursday at 7 to hear and possibly act on a number of items including calling for elections in May that will decide a majority of council seats.

Three positions will be up for grabs in the regular election on May 5, plus a special election will be held at the same time to fill the unexpired term for Ward 6. The term is for one year.

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Tue
06
Feb

Jefferson Energy presents checks to County

George Garza
The Vidorian

Mark Viator of Jefferson Energy Companies, presented some $2.26 million in checks to Orange County last week in property taxes and money in lieu of taxes for their terminal complex at the Port of Beaumont, Orange County facility located near Vidor.

Viator told the members of Commissioners’ Court that Jefferson Energy has been investing millions of dollars in their terminal facilities near Rose City since 2012 and that their first foray at the Port of Beaumont on the Orange County side of the Neches River was for $46 million on their Lydol transfer system.

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