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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.

 

Tue
05
Dec

Christmas Cruise to be at Woods Plaza

By George Garza

 

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce Annual Classic Christmas Cruise will feature many classic cars and trucks cruisin’ down Main Street of Vidor this coming Saturday evening at Wood’s Plaza Event Center and parking lot in the 100 block of North Main Street. According to Vidor Chamber of Commerce President Jeanette Winfrey, this year’s Classic Christmas Cruise promises to be special with the event moved to a new location and the street being blocked off for the a cruise parade.

 

“This is Vidor’s tradition and is special for our community each year,” said Ms. Winfrey. “Santa will be there along with “Louisiana Express” providing the classic tunes and the Chamber’s Christmas Tree will be there decorated and ready for the master switch to be thrown to light the tree around 6:00 p.m.”

 

 

Fri
01
Dec

Mauriceville teen found safe

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Missing Mauriceville teen, Heaven Ray Cox, age 15, has been found safe and unharmed in Louisiana. She was staying at the home of friend she knows there. Heaven returned to Mauriceville on Thursday night.

A fifteen year-old teenage girl who has been missing from her Mauriceville home since Sunday has been found safe in Louisiana.

On Thursday, Heaven Ray Cox was found at a residence in Louisiana, safe and unharmed.

According to an Orange County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, “After following several leads and speaking with numerous individuals, Orange County Sheriff’s Office investigators located Heaven Cox at a residence in Louisiana.  Heaven was unharmed and has been reunited with her family this evening.”

Sheriff’s detective Janois Strause Grizzaffi went on to say, “Preliminary reports (indicate) that Heaven left her residence last Saturday on her own accord, but we will continue to speak to all persons involved.  We have not ruled out pending criminal charges.”


Thu
30
Nov

Missing teen left mom a note

By George Garza

 

A Mauriceville teenage girl is missing and the Orange County Sheriff needs your help to locate her.

 

According to Detective Janois Strause Grizzaffi, Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigator, on Sunday, November 26th at approximately 3:00 p.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 4000 block of Lemonville Lane in the Mauriceville area regarding a runaway (or missing teen). Tammy Cox reported that her (fifteen year-old) daughter, Heaven Ray Cox, had apparently run away.

 

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Thu
30
Nov

EDC helps local businesses with recovery from Harvey

By George Garza

 

Your Orange County Economic Development Corporation has successfully reallocated some funds to help forty local businesses in their Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts. Using funds intended for land acquisition to be used to attract new businesses, the Orange County Commissioners Court authorized the Orange County EDC to reallocate some $150,000.00 of the $525,000 total annual County dues to be used for small business grants for already existing businesses in Orange County that were impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

 

The Orange County EDC Board of Directors voted to provide an additional $50,000 in funds from its budget to make a grand total of $200,000 for the disaster recovery grant program.

 

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Thu
30
Nov

Time is running short to make your Blue Santa donations

Only eight days remain before Vidor cops sort and distribute your generous new toy donations to “Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots” Christmas Toy Collection Drive. If you haven’t had time to take your new toy donation to one of the nine Blue Santa Donation boxes located at local businesses in our area, now is the time to make that extra effort to do so. It could be that you have been way to busy with your own Hurricane Harvey recovery situations to even shop for Christmas Gifts this year. That is understandable and perhaps a cash donation might be a reasonable alternative.

 

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Tue
28
Nov

Blue Santa needs toys for infants, 10-12 year olds

As we get down to the last week and a half of the Vidor Police Department “Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots” Christmas toy collection drive, volunteers at the police station are noticing that the toy donations for both boys and girls ages ten through twelve and their infant through two years-old toy donations are running a bit behind what they expect will be needed. As of today, Wednesday, November 29th, there are only ten days before the big Blue Santa toy distribution to families in need.

 

That leaves only a week and a half for those of us not in need to do our share to help our men and women in blue help those who are struggling

 

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Tue
28
Nov

Thursday is last day to apply with FEMA

People that have been indecisive about whether or not to apply for federal assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) have to make up their minds today, or tomorrow at the very latest. The final registration deadline to apply for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency is on Thursday, November 30th.

 

Tue
28
Nov

Debris pickup on private property now possible

By George Garza

 

Even though the storm debris pickup contractor for Orange County is in the process of making their last pass of public roads to scoop up your Harvey mess, there is some hope, now, for landlocked homeowners whose property has no or insufficient public road frontage to allow for county contractor pickup.

 

Orange County announced last week on Wednesday that storm generated debris located on private roads, gated communities and inaccessible residential private property may be eligible for county storm debris contractor removal.

 

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Thu
23
Nov

Many are gifted with a holiday meal

By George Garza

There was nothing but smiling faces as those who had previously registered with the United Christian Care Center of Vidor to receive a Thanksgiving Meal Gift Basket, lined up to receive those donations.

Although Tuesday’s line up was plagued by fog and drizzle, Monday was all blue skies and sunshine as the volunteers continued to smile and offer each client a gift box complete with all of the ingredients to craft a fine Thanksgiving dinner for a family of four or six, including a frozen bird.

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