Vidor

Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens surveys the damage

Jefferson County Sheriff Democratic candidate Zena Stephens said she is thankful no one was hurt when a white man in a white SUV yelling racial slurs took aim at her campaign headquarters Monday evening, Feb. 29.

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A Vidor police officer directing traffic on Highway 12 who was injured after being struck by a vehicle at close to 9 p.m. on Feb. 23 is recovering, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD).

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A young woman and her 4-year-old nephew narrowly escaped a blaze that engulfed a pickup truck and a gas pump at the Valero gas station on Main Street in Vidor Feb. 15, reports the Orange County Fire Department.

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One man was arrested and investigators confiscated more than 80 gram of methamphetamine, seven firearms and a variety of drug paraphernalia during a narcotics raid at a Vidor residence on Jan. 29, reports the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

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In an effort to draw more people and more businesses to Vidor, the city is providing tax abatements in several reinvestment zones for new residential construction and for substantial home improvements totaling $15,000 or more. In addition to the tax abatements being offered to promote growth, city code enforcers are identifying and have identified several substandard residential buildings for potential demolition. 

The actions are part of the city’s “Pride and Progress” initiative.

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Steven Gary Upshaw

Police in Vidor arrested a resident there for making a false report of a crime Jan. 15. Steven Gary Upshaw, 53, of Vidor has been arrested multiple times in the city for various charges, primarily involving numerous harassing calls to the Vidor Police Department.

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Jimmy Livingston - obituary picture

A fatal New Year’s Day accident claimed the life of a Vidor man, reports the Vidor Police Department. James “Jimmy” Earl Livingston, 60, died in a car accident Jan. 1.

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Montana Ortega, Woogies manager; Montana’s daughter, Madelyn Ortega, 4; and Woog
A crawfish pistollete and The Swamp Thing

Woogies is not your average sandwich shop.

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Pierre Moise Patin

A Lake Charles man attempting to escape his vehicle after an auto accident fell off of the Neches River/Purple Heart Bridge to his death on Dec. 5, reports the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

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John Crew from the toll company (top) answers tough questions

The mayor of Vidor says he has “trust issues” with a private company attempting to garner local support for a 10-mile toll road between Vidor and Beaumont after the corporation altered its projections from $9

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