Vidor

Paying tribute to the fallen heroes whose sacrifices paved the way for America’s freedom and who have given their lives to protect this nation and its citizens is important to Southeast Texans as evidenced by the many Memorial Day community celebrations across the area commemorating those brave souls.

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 The Vidor Police Department recently announced the donation of a ballistic vest for K-9 Officer Rocky, and thanked the organization that provided the protective gear, which was donated by Vested Interest in K-9s.

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Dunkin' is thanking veterans for their service by offering them a free sweet treat on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. 

According to the company, it is maintaining its long-standing tradition of honoring veterans and supporting U.S. troops. 

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A Vidor man has been arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter following a fatal June accident that claimed the life of a 72-year-old woman, reports Department of Public Safety (DPS) Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

According to Davis, 36-year-old Blake Travis Bowen was arrested the morning of Oct. 26 following the issuance of an indictment against him for intoxication manslaughter in Orange County.

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According to information from Chief Rod Carroll with the Vidor PD, on Oct. 11 at approximately 7:45 AM, the Vidor Police Department received a call of a major accident on the I-10 Service road near FM 1132. A passenger van was traveling eastbound on the I-10 service road near S. Lakeside. A City of Vidor sanitation truck was stopped in the outside lane picking up trash cans. The sun was obstructing the view of the eastbound drivers. The driver of the van saw the trash truck at the last moment and attempted to change lanes striking the sanitation truck in the rear.

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Vidor Police responded after an auto accident on I-10 near FM 1132 occurred the morning of Thursday, Oct. 11. 

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According to a statement issued on Wednesday, Oct. 3, by Vidor ISD, the school district has received approval to rebuild the Oak Forest Elementary school that was heavily damaged in Hurricane Harvey.

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The Vidor Indepedent School District and the Vidor Police Department are bringing "National Night Out" to Vidor on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Pirate Stadium on the High School grounds, located at 500 Orange St.

Attendees can enjoy free hot dogs and drinks and games on the field with police officers. The Vidor Rotary "Green Bus" will be giving away free books to kids of all ages, and emergency vehicles galore will be at the stadium for patrons to explore.

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A longtime Southeast Texas attorney was found dead inside her home on Labor Day, Sept. 3, reports Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll.

Karla Rogers, 64, of Vidor, was discovered deceased by her son, who came to check on her after a friend told him she had not been heard from in about two weeks. Upon opening the front door of the house, her son suspected she was deceased due to a distinct odor. He contacted police, who found that Rogers had been dead for days. The cause of death was unknown at the time of this report. 

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The Texas Department of Public Safety is requesting the public’s help identifying a woman who was struck and killed while trying to cross the interstate in the early morning hours of Aug. 30, reports Sgt. Stephanie Davis.

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