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Wed
25
Mar

Vidor Schools start Flexible Education Program

Vidor Schools start Flexible Education Program

The Vidor Independent School District has begun their Flexible Education Program where students will continue to learn their daily lessons at home, away from their teacher and their classrooms. Teachers, Principals, and VISD staff have been working hard during their spring break to come up with a plan to continue their students’ education after all schools were closed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott.

According to Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo, last week, the school district began surveying students’ families just to try to get a feel for how wide and deep Internet penetration is in their student’s homes.

Wed
18
Mar

VISD Students to learn at home rather than classroom

In light of the countywide disaster order issued by Orange County Judge John Gothia, the Vidor Independent School District is cancelling all classes for the next two weeks and will organize a flexible education program where kids will be able to learn at home rather than the classroom.

Wed
18
Mar

Judge declares Orange County a disaster zone

Judge declares Orange County a disaster zone

Orange County Judge Gothia

On Tuesday morning, Orange County Judge John Gothia issued a county-wide disaster declaration in light of the ongoing threat of the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. The Disaster Declaration is in effect for seven days unless continued or renewed by a vote of the entire Orange County Commissioners’ Court. The Disaster Declaration also invokes the Orange County Emergency Operations Plan and also vests Judge Gothia with all of the emergency and statutory powers allowed by state law to any County Judge during a declared emergency.

Using those powers the Judge issued an Emergency Order declaring, among other things, a county-wide curfew for all persons under age 18 for twenty-four hours a day during the duration of the order, an order banning all gatherings of more that 50 people, a set of price controls limiting the cost of certain good to the costs charged on March 12, 2020.

 

 

Wed
18
Mar

Vidorian moves into her new home

Vidorian moves into her new home

Mrs. Bobby Block (seated) accepts the keys to her brand new house from Tim Slagel of Harvest Call Ministries whose volunteers demolished her old home and built her new home complete with furnishings. Photo by George Garza

Vidorian moves into her new home

Volunteers from Harvest Call Ministries of Indiana totally demolished and hauled off a Harvey flood damaged home in the 2700 block of Carabelle, off F.M. 1131 in north Vidor and built in its place this brand new two-bedroom/one bath home for Mrs. Bobby Block who moved in last Friday. Photo by George Garza

A Lakeview area Vidor woman is sleeping in a brand new bed inside of her brand new home, tonight. Ms. Bobby Block accepted the keys to her brand new two bedroom home last week on Friday from representatives of Harvest Call, IConnect Outreach and Orange County Disaster Rebuild as her friends and family gathered around her to help welcome her into her new home.

“Her home was a complete loss,” said Michelle Tubbleville, Director of Orange County Disaster rebuild. “She didn’t have any water and her septic system was destroyed. The water was waist deep in her house and she has been without a home of her own for more than two years. She had no means of trying to rebuild. She had no financial resources and, as we all know FEMA grants are not going to make you whole.”

Mon
16
Mar

Vidor ISD tells students to stay home

VIDOR ISD tells students to stay home following Spring Break. The Vidor ISD issued the following statement Monday evening advising students to not return to classes following Spring Break due to the coronavirus threat. 

Wed
11
Mar

Orange County Primaries attract 31% of voters

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Jimmy Lane Mooney won the Orange County Republican Party Primary election nomination to have his name placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot as their nominee for Orange County Sheriff.

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John Gothia won the Orange County Republican Party Primary election nomination to have his name placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot as their nominee for Orange County Judge.

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Kirk Roccaforte won the Orange County Republican Party Primary election nomination to have his name placed on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot as their nominee for Orange County Precinct #3 County Commissioner. Photo courtesy Facebook.com

The two Orange County primary elections drew about 16,503 voters to the polls in both the 2020 Orange County Democratic Party Primary Election and the 2020 Orange County Republican Party Primary Elections. As expected, incumbent President Donald J. Trump took the vast majority of Orange County Republican voters winning the local nomination with 95.87% of the total local GOP Primary vote.

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Wed
11
Mar

United ensus 020

Sometime between tomorrow (March 12, 2020) and next week on Friday (March 20, 2020), you should receive in your home residence U.S. Postal Service mail box, an invitation to participate in 2020 U.S. Census. In the letter you receive from the Census Bureau, you should find instructions on how to participate in the 2020 U.S. Census on-line, by telephone or by U.S. Postal Service mail.

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Wed
11
Mar

Cities and schools 2nd elections

The filing for a place on all May 2, 2020 city council, school boards and districts’ elections is complete and a number of area governmental agencies are preparing to or already have cancelled that election because all filed candidates are unopposed.

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Wed
04
Mar

Unofficial local Orange County primary results

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Orange County Republicans await primary election results at their party headquarters in Orange on Tuesday night.

Here are the results of the contested races in the local Orange County Republican Party Primary Election held on March 3, 2020.  Below you will find the unofficial count of votes for candidates in five local Orange County GOP Party races that were contested in the Republican Primary Election.  The total vote numbers for each candidate are unofficial and subject to potential change when the election is canvassed later this month.  Barring any changes in the vote count, those candidates who won their primary race will become their party’s nominee to have his or her name placed on the November 3rd, 2020 General Election Ballot

 

Wed
04
Mar

More than 9,000 voters cast early ballots this election

More than 9,000 voters cast early ballots this election

A voter arrives at the joint Voter Precincts 19/34 polling place shortly after the polls opened on Election Day. A polling place worker greeted this voter as she prepared to cast her ballot in the 2020 Orange County Primary Election. Photo by George Garza

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This young couple arrives at the Pine Forest Baptist Church Gymnasium on Texas Primary Election Day to mark their ballot with their choice of candidates for nomination. Early morning turnout at Precinct 17 was sparse but steady. Photo by George Garza

Although the results of yesterday’s Texas 2020 Republican Primary and the Texas 2020 Democratic Primary had not yet been collected and tabulated when this article was being printed on Tuesday, it appears that there was a lot of voter interest in at least one of those two primary elections this year.

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