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John Silovsky named new Wildlife Division Director

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John Silovsky has been selected as the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) Wildlife Division Director. Silovsky began his career with TPWD in 2014 and served as the District Leader for the Post Oak Savannah Wildlife District before being promoted to the Wildlife Division’s Deputy Director position in 2019. He has been serving as the acting director of the division since July 2020.

Vidor ISD to host Veteran's Day Program in Stadium

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Social distancing has changed many things, but honoring our veterans and showing them the gratitude they deserve will always be important. In that light, Vidor Independent School District will hold an outdoor Veterans Day program on Wednesday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. in Pirate Stadium. The veterans will be socially distanced, sitting on the football field, and all visitors are asked to wear masks.

Overwhelming support for Trump in Orange County

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Orange County voters set a new voting record with 36,058, or 66 percent of eligible voters participating in the November 3 general election, Of those, 29,170, or more than 80 percent of voters, cast their ballot for the reelection of President Donald Trump. Democrat candidate former vice-president Joe Biden received 6,374 votes, or 17.6 percent of the total.

Rotary Club Chili Dinner Night

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Lauren Gilbert and Stephanie McReynolds of State Farm Insurance picked up chili from Vidor Rotary Club at their annual chili dinner, held on Tuesday, November 3. The event was held to support the many fine programs of Vidor Rotary, including their Green Bus Read and Feed program, flag placement, scholarships, and a host of others.

Sheriff's Report

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Burglary of Habitation On Monday, October 26, 2020 at 11:35 A.M. Deputy Mojica with the Orange County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the 4500 block of Townsend Street, Vidor, Orange County, Texas in reference to a burglary of a habitation.

Restaurant Report

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The Orange County Environmental Health and Code Compliance Department is charged with ensuring the health and safety of the public by inspecting food service establishments throughout the county for compliance with state health and safety regulations. An inspector with the Department conducts random, no notice health inspections of food service establishments throughout the county and publishes the following edited report of his or her findings. Find the Health and Code Compliance Department on Facebook at www.facebook.com/orangecohealth. The office will not be posting scores -- only pictures with establishments that made a perfect score that day. There will also be food recalls, safe food handling information, building codes, floodplain information, on-site sewer information and nuisance information.

Texas Mutual donates $50K to Orange County Disaster Rebuild

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Texas Mutual Insurance Company, the state’s leading provider of workers’ compensation insurance, today announced a donation of $50,000 to the Orange County Disaster Rebuild, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families rebuild and recover after disasters. This donation is intended to support recovery throughout Orange County following Hurricanes Laura and Delta.

Orange County early voting hits 60 percent

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Orange County voters turned out in droves to take advantage of the three-week long extended early voting for the November 3 General Election with more than 30,000 ballots cast out of 54,443 eligible voters for the election.

Blue Santa donation

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The Vidor Police Department’s annual Blue Santa program that helps provide toys for less fortunate local children is in full swing with donation boxes set up at many local businesses an in the lobby of the Vidor Police Department. Officers gathered in the lobby recently to acknowledge a generous gift by a special young lady. Officers said, “on behalf of the Vidor Police Department, we want to give a big thank you to Taylor Rye for her generous Blue Santa toy donation.”