Vidor Mayor Robert Viator

Vidor Mayor Robert Viator has revealed he is running for Pct. 4 Commissioner in Orange County in 2018 against incumbent Jody Crump, who has already announced his candidacy. 

Viator said it is "time for change," and expressed concern that the current Commissioners Court is not accurately representing the citizens of Vidor and the surrounding area. 

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On Monday, August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will be visible in the continental United States for the first time in almost 40 years, City of Beaumont spokesperson Rosanna Mojica said in a release.

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Dennis Williamson and Alyssa Lewis

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office’s Warrant Division, assisted by the U.S. Marshals, arrested several individuals with outstanding warrants over the past several days, Sheriff Henry Trochesset said in a release on Aug. 1.

A total of 23 people were arrested on felony warrants throughout the county. Deputies started each day, before sunrise, with a knock on someone’s door. One of the arrests resulted in additional charges being filed in addition to the felony warrant.

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Jacorry Green, Deondre Guillory Briggs and Stephen Michael Wilkerson

On Tuesday, August 1, at 1:18 a.m., Beaumont police officers were in the 500 block of Dowlen Road when they pulled into the Glen Oaks apartment complex at 520 Dowlen Road and observed several males pulling on the door handles of vehicles and checking to see if they were unlocked, Officer Haley Morrow said in a release.

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Britt Godwin

Food, fun and plenty of good music are scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 6, at the Thin Blue Line benefit concert at Courville’s from noon – 6 p.m. Enjoy the sounds of local musicians including Britt Godwin & Company, Scott McGill, Tim Burge & The Reckoning, Bill Brooks & Stone Cold, and Ray Ybarra & The Fabulous Hellcats. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.833tips.com. Price includes lunch, which will be served from noon – 2 p.m.

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