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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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Thu
02
Jul

Holiday closures include cities, county

Today is the day we celebrate the Declaration of Independence of our thirteen American Colonies from the rule and authority of King George III of England. It is the day fifty-six delegates from those thirteen colonies met as the Continental Congress in a room that would become know as Independence Hall inside of the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia to ratify and sign the Declaration. On July 4th, in 1776, bells were rung, guns fired into the air and some firecrackers were set off in the town of Philadelphia when it was nnounced by town criers that the  Second Continental Congress had ratified the Declaration.

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Thu
02
Jul

VISD to auction used equipment

By George Garza

Do you need a wood computer desk or its matching credenza for your workshop? How about a metal filing cabinet to store your household’s old records in your garage? These are but a few of the items that the Vidor I.S.D. is offering for sale by auction to the highest bidder next week.

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Tue
30
Jun

Cops looking for drunks and fireworks on the Fourth

Vidorians, be forewarned that law enforcement of all types will be out in force this Fourth of July weekend and they will be strictly enforcing laws concerning driving while impaired and discharging fireworks within city limits.
 
Tue
30
Jun

“Fields of Freedom” Veterans’ Park to be rededicated on 4th of July

Tue
30
Jun

Elected officials rail at U.S. Supreme Court ruling on marriage

Even before the United States Supreme Court issued its ruling last Friday on same gender marriage, Texas elected officials were fighting back with statements about state’s rights and legislation  rotecting the rights of religious convictions.
 
Thu
25
Jun

Efforts to have VA take over Orange Hospital revealed

At least three Orange County organizations including one group in Vidor are beginning the process of working towards having a Veterans’ Administration inpatient medical facility open in Orange County. This week, the City of Orange represented by Orange City Manager Shawn Oubre, approached the Orange County Commissioners’ Court asking the commissioners to pass a resolution in support of and asking for the establishment of a VA Hospital here in the county, possibly in the unused portions of the Baptist Orange Hospital.

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Thu
25
Jun

VISD assessment scores mixed

Most of your kids’ assessment scores are in and the pictures they paint for the Vidor Independent School District are a swirl of contradictions. “I’m disappointed in how we performed this year, I just am. There is no sense in sugar coating it,” said Vidor I.S.D. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo.

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Thu
25
Jun

Summer fun

With temperatures in the mid to high 90’s many area residents are looking for ways to enjoy the summer and stay cool. Fishing seems to be high on the list of fun, but cooler, activities. Alyssa Luker shows off a redfish she caught on a recent fishing trip with Captain Bill Watkins and her dad.

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Tue
23
Jun

Late night eastbound lane closure on bridge

George Garza
Vidorians with business or pleasure in Beaumont tonight and tomorrow night should be aware that the traffic on the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge crossing the Neches River between Beaumont and Rose City will be squeezed down to one lane after 9:00 p.m., weather permitting. According to Texas of Department of Transportation Beaumont District Office spokesperson Sarah Dupre, the I-10 eastbound, outside lane from Dr. Martin Luther King Junior Parkway to the Old Highway 90 exit ramp will be closed tonight through Thursday night, June 22-25, from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. to hang bridge beams.

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