The News

The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:

1. Raymond Dale Jordan, W/M, Age 56, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,133.00

2. Michael Allen Johnson, W/M, age 34, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,033.00

3. Courtney Lynn Johnson, W/F, age 28, 3 traffic warrant totaling $1,108.00


Update: Melissa Ringhardt, the babysitter on duty at the time of 5-year-old Vidor resident John “Johnny” Read’s accidental shooting death in October 2013, was located and arrested by deputies of the Pope County Sheriff’s Department in Russellville, Arkansas on Oct. 2, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced on Oct.


Update: Road reopened as of 4:12 p.m. 10/10/14.


Traffic alert from TxDOT:

SH 105 in West Hardin County has been closed in both directions in front of West Hardin High School after an 18-wheeler overturned and spilled drilling mud on the roadway. Clean up crews are in route and officials estimate the highway will remain closed at least 3 hours.


The season of Thanksgiving and good will is fast approaching and volunteers from Entergy Texas, Inc. are gearing up to ensure families served by the Southeast Texas Food Bank will have what they need to celebrate and enjoy the holidays.