Vidor

With Orange County recently agreeing to tax abatements related to the program and numerous substandard structures identified by code enforcers having already been demolished, the city of Vidor is making excellent progress in its “Pride and Progress” initiative, reports City Manager Mike

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It took close to a year of hard work and determination, but with help from local businesses and his fellow scouts of Troop 220, newly promoted Eagle Scout Travis Leblanc of Vidor persevered and on Memorial Day 2016 was ready to dedicate his eternal flame project to the Lions Club Veterans Memorial Park “Fields of Freedom.”

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A teenage passenger of a car involved in an accident in Orange County on June 6 is recovering from injuries after the 16-year-old driver of the pickup truck in which she was riding reportedly turned illegally in front of an 18-wheeler causing the big rig to strike the vehicle. 

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Southeast Texans commemorated Memorial Day 2016 during numerous events throughout the area, celebrating fallen heroes who laid down their lives in service of the United States of America.

In Beaumont, Forest Lawn Funeral Home held its annual ceremony Monday, May 30, beginning in the chapel and continuing into the cemetery where ceremonial wreaths were placed at the veterans’ memorial wall in memory of the fallen and the missing.

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Police in Vidor arrested a man June 1 on 14 outstanding warrants from multiple jurisdictions after initially stopping him for a minor traffic violation, reports the Vidor Police Department. 

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An accident in Orange County involving a passenger truck and a motorcycle claimed the life of Vidor man May 30, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davis reports. 

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The Vidor Lions Club is having an evening service this year at the Vidor Lions Club Veterans Park “Fields of Freedom.”

There will be snacks and refreshments starting at 7 p.m.  At 8 p.m., Boy Scouts of American Troop 220 will dedicate the new eternal flame, followed by a candlelight vigil, and the playing of taps.

Weather permitting, a lovely release of sky lanterns will conclude the service.

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Cheniere Energy recently hosted a reception at Lamar Institute of Technology (LIT) to recognize candidates accepted into the Craft Development Program established by the company last year.

The Craft Development Program is a workforce development program tailored to produce highly skilled welders needed to support ongoing construction along the Gulf Coast. Utilizing partnerships with LIT and local school districts, the program consists of advanced welding training at the college and customized, advanced welder training at a Cheniere-sponsored training facility.

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Deputies arrested a Vidor man May 25 after finding methamphetamine subsequent to a shooting that occurred at his residence on May 22, Detective Janois Strause of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office reports.

Including an arrest made in January related to a separate drug bust, this is the second narcotics arrest involving methamphetamine at the same residence this year.

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Two teen drivers involved in a crash in Orange County were being treated at a local hospital after the collision off FM 105 north of Vidor May 24, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Stephanie Davies reported in a news release. 

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