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Tue
06
Mar

City to talk goals, priorities

By Randall Luker

Vidor City Council will hold a workshop session during their regular city council meeting this Thursday to discuss what direction the city will take in 2018 and beyond.

Following the workshop, the regular meeting will be reconvened and possible action may be taken on the results of the workshop session.

 

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Thu
01
Mar

New U.S. Attorney sworn-in

Joseph D. Brown has taken the oath of office to become the 35th United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Brown was nominated by President Donald Trump on Nov. 2, 2017 and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Feb. 15, 2018. He took the oath of office on Monday, from U.S. District Judge A m o s Mazzant in Sherman, TX.

“It is a tremendous honor and privilege to join the United States Attorney’s Office,” said U.S. Attorney Brown. “I appreciate the President’s confidence and I look forward to making a difference in East Texas. Prosecution and law enforcement are in my blood, and helping to keep our communities safe is important work that I really love.”

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Thu
01
Mar

Sex offender residence restriction map now available

By Randall Luker

The map indicating where registered sex offenders may not reside in the city is now available at the Vidor Police Department.

At the start of 2018, registered sex offenders in Vidor were placed under face tougher residence restrictions following Vidor City Council’s approval of changes to the city’s sex offender ordinance.

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Thu
01
Mar

100-ton crane almost tips over on freeway

By George Garza

Bad judgment was cited as a factor in this Interstate 10 incident that closed the westbound lanes of the freeway for three hours last Saturday. Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll said that the 105-ton vehicle came very close to tipping over on its side and rolling over into the ditch between the freeway main lanes and the westbound service road east of Vidor.

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Thu
01
Mar

Long time VISD Trustee to step down

Only two entities have contested races in May

By George Garza

The filing period ended on Friday, two weeks ago, for most of the local elections to be held on May 5, 2018. Almost all cities, school district’s board of trustee, and special district boards of directors or commissioners have elected terms of offices that end in May of 2018. Since these elected offices are not generally associated with political party affiliations, candidates do not have to seek their party’s nomination, so they don’t have to run in a primary election. In fact, candidates can nominate themselves. One long time local office holder whose current term of office is ending in May is Vidor I.S.D. Trustee Rollie Burr. Burr has decided not to seek a ninth term as a school board trustee on the Vidor I.S.D. Board of Trustees.

Tue
27
Feb

Last week for early voting

By George Garza

 

Every other year in our great nation, its citizens are given the opportunity to exercise their God given right to voice their opinion on how we are governed, when we go to the polls to vote. On Tuesday, March 6th, next Tuesday, we each have the opportunity to speak out again on how we are governed and how we pay for that government. Now it’s true, that no one is actually elected to any governmental office in next Tuesday’s political party primaries. But, we have a chance to determine which politicians will be on the ballot when we DO vote for who is going to govern us in November’s General Electio

 

 

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Tue
27
Feb

Student removed from school for making verbal threat

By George Garza

 

On Friday, February 23, 2018 a Vidor High School student was removed from Vidor High School and detained by authorities for using threatening language while speaking out in a classroom. As soon as the Vidor I.S.D. Police Department and the V.I.S.D. Administration investigated the incident and a preliminary report was made to the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jay Killgo, the District’s Superintendent, issued the following statement to parents and patrons of the School District

 

 

 

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Tue
27
Feb

Powerlifters take third at Regionals

The Lady Pirate Powerlifters competed in Regional competition last week and claimed third place. Showing off their medals and team trophy are, (l to r), Hayley Kinnard, Jenna Hoffman, Mallory Becks and Hope Pridgen

 

 

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Tue
27
Feb

Escapades winners named

Pirates Escapades winners left to right Freshman McKinley LaPray, Senior Cassidy Bailey, Overall School Beauty Britlyn Sanders, Sophomore Alden Revia, and Junior Kelsie Droptini

 

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Thu
22
Feb

Auditor gives city top marks

By Randall Luker

 

Vidor is in great financial shape, according to BrooksWatson and Co. of Houston. The independent auditor reported to Vidor City Council earlier this month and said it rated Vidor at “the highest level we can give.” The city undergoes an independent audit annually as is required by Texas law. Auditing firms are selected through a bidding process and firms are usually changed biannually

 

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