The News

Melissa Ringhardt (right) and John “Johnny” Allen Read

A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

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Jeremy James Wimberly and Jessica Diane Smith

Deputies had to call out the dogs to locate two suspects who fled after narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Orangefield, according to a news release from OCSO.

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After more than a year of allowing his facility to languish in disrepair, the owner of the Ridgewood Retirement Community on I-10 near 11th Street says he’s closing his doors, kicking his aging residents out and selling the decaying retirement home.

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Yet another former top employee of the Orange Housing Authority is stepping forward to say that their cooperation with a federal probe of the local housing agency has cost them their job.

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