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UPDATE, Nov. 9, 8:14 a.m. — Police have identified three suspects they believe may have murdered 61-year-old Vidor resident Eric Stansbury on Oct.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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In an statement from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office (OCSO) and Sheriff Keith Merritt, the sheriff said he and his staff are saddened to announce the loss of a valuable member of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Captain Tom Ray, 46, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Oct. 23, of a possible heart attack.

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The city of Vidor invites members of the public to stop by the Vidor Public Library to take a quick photo and “put the ‘I’ in Vidor.”

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Approximately 30 people representing a variety of organizations and interests, all united in their opposition to a proposed 105 Toll Road, met in Beaumont on Sept. 14 to discuss the current status of the project and form a plan of action to block the road’s construction.

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A Vidor Police Department Street Crimes narcotics investigation in the 1200 block of Fourth St. led to the arrest of four people the night of Sunday, Sept 11, according to the department.

Officers entered with the homeowner’s consent and discovered synthetic marijuana, a water pipe, marijuana roaches, pipes and a homemade smoking bong.

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Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis reports a two-vehicle crash in Newton County Sept. 6 injured a Vidor man and a 10-year-old boy.

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The City of Vidor is accepting applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax (HOT) grants for fiscal year 2016-17, and the Sept. 7 deadline for eligible businesses to apply is fast approaching.

According to Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst, HOT grants are basically meant to put “heads into beds” at local hotels.

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Police in Vidor arrested two apparently intoxicated women following a car crash on Aug. 10, reports the Vidor Police Department (VPD), but not before one of them allegedly assaulted an officer. 

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Two pools of mosquitoes on Beaumont's north end tested positive for West Nile Virus.

The first pool was collected on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at Carnegie Avenue and Tyler Street. A second pool was collected at Cable Avenue near I-10, reports Kevin Sexton, director of Jefferson County Mosquito Control District. They have been confirmed positive by the Texas Department of Health in Austin.

"This is not unexpected with the hot and dry weather we had for the last month. Because of the recent heavy rains throughout the area it is probably less of a threat now," Sexton said.

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