George David Welch of Vidor turned himself in to authorities earlier this morning in Orange County, reports DPS.  Welch was wanted on a felony arrest warrant related to a fatal hit and run accident in Oct. 2014.

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A recent arrest in Vidor has once again raised concerns about heroin’s presence in Southeast Texas, and the U.S. Attorney says he worries the United States could see more of the dangerous drug coming across the Mexican border due to an increase in interest by cartels.

Murder victim Amber Guillory, suspect David Smith and his wife, Mayra

Amber Nicole Guillory was discovered floating in the water near Pleasure Island in December 2012.


A homeless Vidor man was arrested after an altercation at an apartment complex on Orange Street in Vidor on Jan. 2 in which the man allegedly attacked multiple victims while in possession of two hatchets and a knife, reports the Vidor Police Department.

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Sheriff's deputies report that a drunken night ringing in the New Year resulted in the death of a Vidor man over the holiday.

According to a report from the Orange County Sheriff's Office, on Jan. 1 at 3:06 a.m., they received an emergency call in reference to a possible home intruder in the 1500 block of Sawmill Road in Vidor. It was reported that when the homeowner located a lone intruder, the homeowner engaged the man with a handgun, fatally shooting him.

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Vidor police are investigating a single-car accident that left one dead on Dec. 27.

Fire damaged two units at Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 responded to a fire Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Waterfall Apartments in Vidor.

About 2:12 p.m., the department received a call of a fire at a duplex apartment on Luther Circle and was on the scene at 2:17 p.m. The fire was extinguished around 20 minutes later, said Orange County Emergency Services District No. 1 Fire Chief Bryant Champagne.


The City of Vidor continues its efforts to collect a decade's worth of outstanding fines owed to the city. This week, police are asking for assistance in locating the following persons owing more than $1000 in fines to the city:
1. Derrick Doran Cane, B/M, Age 50, 3 traffic warrants totaling $1,629.00
2. Patricia Diane Carlton, W/F, age 43, 1 traffic warrant totaling $1,020.00
3. Linda Chaison, W/F, age 43, 2 traffic warrant totaling $1,322.00
4. Cody Michael Chartin, W/M, age 29, 4 traffic warrants totaling $1,761.00