The News

The Vidor Police Department (VPD) is adding an officer to its ranks, and plans to sniff out a name soon for the new K-9 officer, Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

According to a news release, the newest addition to the VPD team is a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois. The K-9 unit is being trained for narcotics, tracking and handler protection, states the department, and is expected to start patrolling with Officer Ethan Mansfield in February 2018. 

"The K-9 is another tool that is being utilized to better protect our community," Carroll stated. 

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The Nederland Chamber of Commerce announced Monday, Dec. 4th that they are still "moving forward" with the city parade on Tuesday, Dec. 5 at 6 p.m.

Parade organizers said plans would be conformed Dec. 5 at noon through Facebook and social media.

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For the eighth year in a row, Beaumont Animal Care is participating in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program.

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One man died in a auto pedestrian accident in Port Arthur, city spokesperson LaRisa Carpenter said in a release.

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Entergy Texas encourages their customers to keep the holidays jolly by putting safety at the top of your to-do list, company spokesperson Kacee Kirschvink said in a release.

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