Vidor

Vidor voters resoundingly rejected a $73.5 million school bond proposed to build a new high school at a new location in the city.

Approximately 60 percent of voters said “no” to the proposition, while about 40 percent marked their ballots in favor of the measure on May 6. The measure would have caused an annual increase in property taxes, 40 cents for every $100 not provided for by homestead exemptions. VISD estimates the average annual increase would be about $180.  

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Orange County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating a shooting in north Vidor that sent a local man to the hospital with a bullet wound to his cheek, reports Criminal Investigator Janois Strause Grizzaffi.  

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The Orange County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed the death of a toddler who drowned after falling into a small pond at a Vidor residence yesterday evening, May 5.

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On May 5 at about 9:30 a.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a two vehicle crash at the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County between Vidor and Pine Forest, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

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Loni Swearingen

Police arrested a Silsbee teen for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding crack cocaine and marijuana during a traffic stop on April 18.

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(Top row, from left) Council Member Gary Herrera, Council Member Ted David Slaug

The Vidor City Council voted April 13 to change an existing ordinance to reduce instances of solicitation in the city, making it safer and easier for citizens to do business there without being harassed, said Vidor Mayor Robert Viator.

Viator said an initiative to combat the growing number of solicitors, often referred to as “panhandlers,” started in 2012 after city leaders noticed the increase in people asking for money while standing near roadway intersections.

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Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll announced that until further notice East Tram Road will be closed from just past Walmart to North Tram Road until further notice, the Vidor Police Department posted in a Facebook post.

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A man who was arrested and found hanging in his jail cell at the Orange County Correctional Facility April 6 is recovering, reports Orange County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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Traffic along I-10 eastbound in Vidor near SH 12 is backed up due to a vehicle on fire, TxDOT Sarah Dupre said in a press release March 29 at 8:32 a.m. Expect delays.

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Police report that a woman suspected of robbing Capital One Bank in Orange on May 20, 2016, is in custody after allegedly robbing another bank in Louisiana, according to a news release from the Orange Police Department. 

Captain Robery Enmon reports that a lone white female suspect robbed the Orange bank, located at 3738 N. 16th St., in 2016. OPD and the FBI conducted an investigation, but no suspect was identified at that time.

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