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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 


The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) will start enforcement efforts across the state focusing specifically on violations of the state’s Move Over/Slow Down law. Periodic enforcement operations by DPS Troopers are planned throughout the year at various locations in Texas, with several operations planned in June. According to a press release, one of those operations will take place in the Beaumont District throughout the day on Wednesday, June 20. The Department of Transportation will be participating in a non-enforcement capacity. 


A 36-year-old Mt. Vernon, Texas man, Charles Maull II, has been sentenced to prison for federal tax violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Joseph D. Brown today. 

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Maull, pleaded guilty on Feb. 21 to six counts of willfully aiding in the preparation and filing of a false income tax return and was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Thad Heartfield.  Maull was also ordered to pay restitution of $674,730.68 to the Internal Revenue Service. 



SH 87 has since been reopened.

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A multi-vehicle crash occurred on SH 87 in Orange County near the Sabine River Authority offices the morning of Tuesday, June 19. 

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Sunday, June 17, 2018, Marilyn R. Berman Pollans of Bal Harbour, Florida, died. She was 82.

Born on May 14, 1936, she was the beloved wife of Albert Pollans and of the late Stanford W. Berman, devoted mother of Scott (Robyn) Berman, Marcy Berman and Brian (Marcia) Berman; beloved sister of the late Sandra Novick and Irene Levin; cherished grandmother of Hunter (Stephanie) Berman, Skyler Berman, Jacob (Genna) Berman, Rachel Berman and Danielle Berman.