News

Tue
27
Mar

Burr resigns; Natalie Long is appointed

George Garza

It was a bittersweet moment on the Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees on Monday night when long time school board member Rollie Burr resigned from his position as School Board Trustee and the Board voted to appoint Natalie Long to fill his seat for the month and a half remaining on his term.

In fact, when Board President Michael Helms asked for a motion accepting Burr’s letter of resignation from the Board, several Board member were heard to say a loud “No!” But eventually, Mr. Burr, himself, made the motion, which was seconded by Trustee Carrie Vincent, and the Board voted six to zero with one abstention to accept Burr’s resignation from the Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees.

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Tue
27
Mar

Water district completes pipe replacement

George Garza

It took more than 27,000 feet of two-inch diameter and six-inch diameter polypropylene water pipe and nearly five miles of horizontal underground bores, but the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 has completed its $1.1 million castiron fresh water pipe replacement in Vidor’s near west end between I-10 and West Railroad street.

“The contractor has been putting the finishing touches on roadway asphalt replacement and will soon be repaving a section of S. Archie Street to complete the project,” said Water District Manager Norman Blackman.

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Tue
27
Mar

County continues its debris collection mission

Officials urge homeowners to call Debris Hotline

George Garza

Orange County renewed its contract with Ash Britt storm debris collection to continue to offer the service to the people of the county that need help with storm debris removal. This was despite the fact that most of the Hurricane Harvey eligible storm debris has already been collected and the contractor had been in the stage of winding down its operations.

Last week, Orange County Interim Emergency Management Coordinator Leon George announced that Ash Britt has two debris collection trucks working in all parts of Orange County collecting construction and demolition storm debris only.

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Thu
22
Mar

Orange County to join lawsuit against opioid manufacturers

By George Garza

 

On Tuesday Orange County Commissioners voted to approve a resolution to bring a lawsuit on behalf of Orange County, TX against various drug manufacturers, developers, suppliers and others of a class of pharmaceutical drugs commonly referred to as opioids. The Commissioners’ Court also voted to approve entering into an agreement for professional legal services by a special counsel to prosecute the suit.

 

Orange County assistant county attorney Denise Gremillion reminded the members of the court that during a closed-door executive session held on March 13th, she and the members of the court had discussed the pros and cons of joining in the lawsuit that is being pursued by other counties, cities and political subdivisions throughout the country in an effort to recover from the drug companies some of the costs associated with dealing with opioid abuse.

 

 

Thu
22
Mar

Vidor shopper arrested for leaving dog in parked car

By George Garza

 

A citizen was arrested for cruelty to animals this week after police received a complaint that a dog was locked inside a vehicle with its windows roll up, but not shut. The incident happened on Monday, March 19th at about 12:55 p.m. According to the National Weather Service in Lake Charles, LA the weather conditions at that time of day on Monday, March 19th was reported at the Jack Brooks Regional Airport as outside temperature at 83 degrees Fahrenheit under clear skies with the ambient temperature slowly rising.

 

When a Vidor Police officer arrived at the retail department store parking lot in the 3600 block of North Main Street, the officer found a pickup truck with a small tan and white dog sitting in the sun on a seat in the vehicle. The officer described the vehicle as having all doors locked and with the windows slightly open.

 

 

Tue
20
Mar

Long-term recovery group seeks volunteers

By George Garza

 

The Orange County Advisory Committees of the Tri-County Disaster Rebuild SETX Recovery Group is holding a Pep-Rally tomorrow at the Expo Center to drum up support and volunteers for the long-term Hurricane Harvey recovery group for our area. The Tri-County Disaster Rebuild SETX group is an organization that is forming to help Hurricane Harvey storm victims in their eventual recovery from the ravages of Hurricane Harvey.

 

 

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Tue
20
Mar

Don’t assume the FEMA DRC will stay open

By George Garza

 

Our readers should be reminded that the Federal Emergency Management Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Orange County Convention and Expo Building on F.M. 1442 won’t be open forever.

 

Although it is pure speculation to estimate when FEMA might decide to close our only DRC remaining in Orange County, it has been noted that the number of citizens walking in daily to utilize the services of the DRC at the Expo Center have been dwindling as of late.

 

Some of our readers might remember that the FEMA DRC located at the Vidor Police Department suddenly closed at the end of February because of dwindling walk-in traffic.

 

 

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Tue
20
Mar

MitigaTraffic violation results in meth bust

By George Garza

 

Orange County Sheriff’s Office detectives caught a suspected drug user during a routine traffic stop in Vidor on Wednesday afternoon. According to a Sheriff’s Office news release, Rhonda Kay Guidry was arrested for possession of controlled substance penalty group #1 and two counts of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group #3.

 

Sheriff Merritt’s office spokesperson Detective Janois Strause Grizzaffi said in a news release that on Wednesday March 14th, 2018 at approximately 3:32 p.m., investigators with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division were working their assigned duties within the City of Vidor when they spotted a Nissan passenger car traveling south on North Main Street near the intersection with Old Highway 90.

 

 

Thu
15
Mar

City offers free use of rolloff for residents until March 24

By Randall Luker

 

Vidor residents can dispose of trash and debris free of charge at the city’s rolloff dumpster site at 155 Watts St. behind the Vidor Police Department on Thursday, March 22 and Saturday, March 17 and 24 from 7a.m. until 3 p.m. The facility is closed from noon until 12:30 p.m.

 

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Thu
15
Mar

Ribbon cutting opens new Walmart Supercenter

By Randall Luker

 

Vidor Chamber of Commerce and Walmart representatives joined local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony early Wednesday to officially open the Vidor Walmart Supercenter. The new store, located at 1360 North Main, replaces a smaller, preexisting store adjacent to the new Supercenter and provides expanded services and offerings to the community.

The new store offers on-site services such as a pharmacy drive-thru and a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise as well as a deli section and bakery offering freshly baked bread, personalized cakes, single-serve items and more.

 

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