Vidor

Due to the recent rain Orange County is offering free sandbags at three locations. The first location is at 10375 N. Hwy 87 in Orange, the second is at 2505 W. Roundbunch (FM 1442) in Bridge City and the third is at 345 Claiborne St. in Vidor. Those picking up sandbags are asked to bring their own shovel.

Orange County Sherriff’s Office encourages citizens to monitor lake, river and flood stage levels at www.setxasrain.org. 

Finally OCSO asked for citizen’s to be safe and “Turn around and don’t drown.”

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A single-vehicle crash in Jasper County ended in the death of the driver Friday, Dec. 21. 

According to a press release from the Department of Public Safety, DPS troopers responded to a single-vehicle crash on FM 1131, near CR 873, in Jasper County. The crash occurred just South of FM 105.

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 The Vidor Police Department recently announced the donation of a ballistic vest for K-9 Officer Rocky, and thanked the organization that provided the protective gear, which was donated by Vested Interest in K-9s.

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Dunkin' is thanking veterans for their service by offering them a free sweet treat on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

According to the company, it is maintaining its long-standing tradition of honoring veterans and supporting U.S. troops. 

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A Vidor man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following a fatal June accident that claimed the life of a 72-year-old woman, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, 36-year-old Blake Travis Bowen was arrested the morning of Oct. 26 following the issuance of an indictment against him for intoxication manslaughter in Orange County.

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According to information from Chief Rod Carroll with the Vidor PD, on Oct. 11 at approximately 7:45 AM, the Vidor Police Department received a call of a major accident on the I-10 Service road near FM 1132. A passenger van was traveling eastbound on the I-10 service road near S. Lakeside. A City of Vidor sanitation truck was stopped in the outside lane picking up trash cans. The sun was obstructing the view of the eastbound drivers. The driver of the van saw the trash truck at the last moment and attempted to change lanes striking the sanitation truck in the rear.

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Vidor Police responded after an auto accident on I-10 near FM 1132 occurred the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11. 

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According to a statement issued on Wednesday, Oct. 3, by Vidor ISD, the school district has received approval to rebuild the Oak Forest Elementary school that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Harvey.

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The Vidor Indepedent School District and the Vidor Police Department are bringing "National Night Out" to Vidor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pirate Stadium on the High School grounds, located at 500 Orange St.

Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs and drinks and games on the field with police officers. The Vidor Rotary "Green Bus" will be giving away free books to kids of all ages, and emergency vehicles galore will be at the stadium for patrons to explore.

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A longtime Southeast Texas attorney was found dead inside her home on Labor Day, Sept. 3, reports Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll.

Karla Rogers, 64, of Vidor, was discovered deceased by her son, who came to check on her after a friend told him she had not been heard from in about two weeks. Upon opening the front door of the house, her son suspected she was deceased due to a distinct odor. He contacted police, who found that Rogers had been dead for days. The cause of death was unknown at the time of this report. 

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