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Wed
13
Dec

Operation Blue Santa Wins!

Vidor Police thanks the community for their generosity

By George Garza

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of you and your neighbors, every one of the more than 200 children signed up for the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots should wake up on Christmas morning to find a new toy under their family’s Christmas Tree or Christmas Bush or Christmas Wreath or wherever their family can find to put out their Christmas presents.

According to Vidor Police Sergeant Aleta Cappen, the people of this community came through at nearly the last moment and gave from their hearts to insure that every child on Blue Santa’s list had at least one Christmas wish fulfilled.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles will be giving back to the community in a big way Saturday by hosting the Winter Classic featuring four semi-pro football teams in two games benefitting Vidor kids by providing toys to elementary aged children. The Seminoles and VHS football players will distribute the toys the Friday before Christmas at Vidor elementary schools. Pictured, l to r, are Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews, Seminoles linebacker Ashland Wilson and Seminoles owner Wilford Scypion, Jr.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Saturday football double header to benefit Vidor kids

By Randall Luker

Help bring a smile to a child’s face while supporting Vidor’s own semi-pro football team Saturday as the Golden Triangle Seminoles host the Toys for Tots Winter Classic at the Vidor Junior High Stadium December 16. All proceeds will benefit Vidor school children who may not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season.

The excitement kicks off at 3 p.m. with the Houston Shuttle taking on the Louisiana Bayou Hurricanes and at 7 p.m., the Texas Red Raiders will challenge the GT Seminoles.

 

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Wed
13
Dec

Next Tuesday is Hospital District Election Day

Voter Precinct locations listed here

Whether or not the registered voters agree with petitioners that our county needs a hospital district will be decided next week on Tuesday December 19th, 2017. On that day voters of Orange County will decide to either vote for or against the creation of the Orange County Hospital District and the levy of annual property taxes for hospital purposes at a rate not to exceed $0.18 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.

Thu
07
Dec

Cold, rain does not keep voters awa

Rain and chilly weather failed to dampen the early voter turnout in the December 19th Orange County Hospital District Special Election this week.

While not as many people showed up at the four early vote polling locations on Wednesday of this week compared to the extended hours Tuesday early vote turnout, Wednesday’s early vote total was still higher than the Monday in-person early vote turnout. 

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Thu
07
Dec

County offers storm debris hotline number

Don’t mix new debris with storm debris

By George Garza

As Orange County and its Hurricane Harvey storm debris collection contractor Ash- Britt nears the end of the FEMA reimbursable storm debris collection throughout the County, there are residences throughout the county where actual qualified storm debris remains stacked near public roads.

According to the four County Commissioners who sit on the Orange County Commissioners’ Court, each of them have received complaints from constituents that when storm debris was picked up, not all of the piles were hauled away.

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Thu
07
Dec

Ongoing Vidor area roadwork

The replacement of the Anderson Gully bridge on Old Highway 90 is progressing well in spite of recent inclement weather and motorists have not been too inconvenienced by the detour.

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Thu
07
Dec

Orange County waives temp housing restriction

By George Garza

The Orange County Commissioners Court voted to waive restrictions on placing FEMA temporary housing in a special flood hazard area for up to eighteen months.

Although, the socalled “FEMA Trailers” are a very rare commodity in Orange County, the Texas General Land Office has placed a very few of the temporary housing units in our county.

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Tue
05
Dec

LSC-Orange and KOGT-FM sponsor hospital district town hall

Lamar State College-Orange and radio station KOGT are joining forces this week and last to sponsor town hall meetings on the impending ballot referendum to create an Orange County Hospital District that will be on your election ballot for the December 19 Special Election.

 

There were two meetings held at the new Cypress Center of the LSC-O campus in Orange. One was held last Thursday night and the other held last night. Information in this report comes specifically from the Thursday night meeting. LSC-O President Dr. Michael Shahan opened the meeting welcoming the crowd of about 200 citizens to his campus for the Town Hall meeting. Shahan introduced the speakers, Orange County Judge Stephen Brint Carlton, Orange business owner and hospital district petition organizer Ross Smith and Mauriceville resident David Covey.

 

 

Tue
05
Dec

Early voting on hospital issue continues

Early voting in the Orange County special December 19 election to decide if citizens wish to create an Orange County Hospital District began this week on Monday. Of course the ballots cast are secret until the election is completed. But some poll watchers claim that they can see a voter trend by just watching where voters are going to the polls.

 

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