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Rep. Dade Phelan

On the first day of early filing of the 85th Legislative Session, state Rep. Dade Phelan filed his first bill, HB 289, which would provide an additional option for Child Protective Services (CPS) and judges to cut through the red tape of kinship placement in the state of Texas, according to a press release from Phelan’s office.

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It was standing room only Nov. 15 at a meeting of The Coalition Opposing the Vidor Loop 299 as area residents flocked to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 20691 Interstate 10 in Vidor to air their concerns about the proposed roadway.

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The Vidor City Council approved the demolition of a dangerous substandard structure on Dogwood Drive that has reportedly been being trespassed upon by homeless people living in the woods behind the decrepit house.

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An Orange man suffered serious head injuries after a high speed motorcycle crash Wednesday, Nov. 16, Sergeant Stephanie Davis of the Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release.

A one vehicle motorcycle crash on Hoo Hoo Road near Highway 62 in Orange County was reported on Nov. 16 at 8:40 p.m.

The Suzuki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Hoo Hoo Road when the motorcyclist entered a curve at a high rate of speed and lost control, skidding off the roadway. The motorcycle struck a concrete culvert and landed in a ditch.

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Pinehurst Police Chief Fred Hanauer is asking the community to come together in support of his friend Chuck Peet of Orange who is fighting colon cancer and other serious afflictions by donating to a GoFundMe account the chief has set up to assist Peet's family with medical expenses and other necessities. 

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Police in Port Arthur are investigating a violent altercation during which a woman reportedly slashed her common law husband across the face with a knife, reports the Port Arthur Police Department (PAPD) Sgt. Shawn Perron.

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Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) discovered more than two pounds of methamphetamine during an early morning traffic stop on Interstate 10 in Orange County on Nov. 16, reports DPS Sgt. Stephanie Davis. 

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Photo courtesy of Lamar University

Can you imagine what it would be like to spend Christmas in a turn-of-the-century oil boomtown? Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum, on the campus of Lamar University, will embrace the joy of the season with “Christmas in Boomtown,” an event will allow visitors to participate in ways many celebrated the season more than a century ago.

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Spindletop Center’s Military Veteran Peer Network (MVPN) of Southeast Texas will celebrate local veterans on Saturday, November 19, 2016 with a Car and Bike Show from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Center’s South Campus, 2750 S. 8th St.

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Vidor Police recovered a stolen motorcycle during a traffic stop on Thursday, Nov. 10 at 2:24 a.m.

Vidor Police officers were on patrol in the 1000 block of Old Highway 90 when they stopped a motorcycle displaying an expired Texas license plate. The officers ran a check with the Vidor dispatcher and found the motorcycle was listed as stolen through the Orange County Sheriff’s office.

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