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A 51-year-old Vidor, Texas woman has pleaded guilty to federal violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced Aug. 2.

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UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to August 12, 2017.

The Port Arthur Public Library's 2017 Summer Reading program will hold a celebration on Aug. 5 at the Port Arthur Yacht Club, located at 401 Pleasure Island Blvd.

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On August 1, at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle crash on FM 363 in Jasper County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred approximately two miles east of Kirbyville.

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The Elmo Willard Branch Library is sponsoring the annual Aspiring Artist Exhibit, which opens on August 1 and closes on August 29.

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On July 31 at 7:19 p.m., Port Arthur Police Officers were dispatched to the 1100 block of Sabine Avenue in response to a shooting.

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On Wednesday, August 2, at about 4:38 a.m., three black males and a white male drove a stolen Jefferson County Sheriff's Office blue Ford F-350, through the front of the Food Stop located at 1320 11th street, Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley said in a release.

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UPDATE: Capt. Crystal Holmes said on August 15 that Debra Killian has still not been found. 

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The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing Nederland woman.

Debra Killian was last seen walking off from her residence after having an argument on July 21 at about 2:30 p.m. She has not been seen since.

Her family told police that they were not alarmed at first since Killian has left for multiple days before and then returned.

Killian’s husband reported her missing July 24, 2017.

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Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst and Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll invite the public to join them from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. for coffee at Whataburger on Main Street in Vidor Aug. 4. According to Kunst, the pair will be meeting at the fast food establishment "semi-regularly," so, "If you can't make this one, perhaps we will see you next time." 

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At least one person was taken to a local hospital for treatment following a morning accident in Vidor Aug. 2 involving a pickup truck and a Little Debbie delivery truck. Vidor police directed traffic around the accident at Highway 12 and Tram Road, near the Interstate 10 West on-ramp. The fire department and Acadian ambulance also responded to the scene of the accident. 

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Vidor Mayor Robert Viator

Vidor Mayor Robert Viator has revealed he is running for Pct. 4 Commissioner in Orange County in 2018 against incumbent Jody Crump, who has already announced his candidacy. 

Viator said it is "time for change," and expressed concern that the current Commissioners Court is not accurately representing the citizens of Vidor and the surrounding area. 

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