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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Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) deputies arrested two Vidor men on multiple warrants and then reportedly found methamphetamine in their vehicle after a traffic stop July 16.

Criminal Investigator and Public Information Office Janois Strause Grizzaffi reports detectives working along Interstate 10 near Concord in Vidor observed a white 2002 Ford F250 change lanes without first signaling its intent. The vehicle was then observed to travel in and out of its lane of traffic on several occasions. A traffic stop was initiated as the truck exited Interstate 10 at Highway 1442.

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Thomas Charles Jones (top) and Ashley Faye Alexander

Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office arrested two Vidor residents during a warrant arrest/meth bust June 15, reports Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi. 

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Deputies with the Orange County Sheriff's Office (OCSO) raided a Vidor game room June 4 after receiving numerous complaints from area citizens sick of the gambling den, reports OCSO Criminal Investigator and Public Information Officer Janois Strause Grizzaffi.

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A multi-vehicle crash on FM 105 in Orange County claimed the life of Vivian Townsend Markle, 72, of Vidor, on Sunday, June 3. 

A Department of Public Safety press release reported that a 1996 Honda was traveling northbound on FM 105, while a 2008 Ford SUV was traveling southbound on FM 105.  As the driver of the Honda entered a curve, he traveled into the southbound lane and collided head-on with the Ford.

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Megan Gail Freeman, 56, of Vidor | Facebook.com photo

At approximately 5:45 a.m. Monday, May 28, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers received a report of an auto-pedestrian crash near the intersection of FM 105 and West Circle Road in Vidor.

Initial reports indicate that a 2015 Ford pickup truck was traveling northbound on FM 105.  A pedestrian was walking in the middle of the roadway and walked into the path of the Ford.

The pedestrian, Megan Gail Freeman, 56, of Vidor, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Joy Dubose-Simonton.

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With assistance from Walmart loss prevention staff and two good Samaritans, a Vidor police officer sidetracked a robbery suspect fleeing the superstore following an alleged theft, but not before he sustained some sensitive injuries during a short foot chase.

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An auto-pedestrian accident in on Main Street in Vidor sent a 59-year-old woman to a local hospital in critical condition, Vidor Police Department (VPD) Chief Rod Carroll reports. 

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A pickup truck and 18-wheeler were involved in a crash near the intersection of FM 105 and FM 1132 in Orange County Monday, May 14.

Sergeant Stephanie Davis of Texas Department of Public Safety reported that a 2004 Chevrolet pickup truck was traveling southbound on FM 105 followed by a 1997 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer. As the driver of the Chevrolet pickup truck began to stop for a traffic light, his vehicle was rear-ended by the 18-wheeler. 

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Photo by Kyle Cooper

An 18-wheeler carrying a non-toxic catalyst flipped over on Sarver Street in Vidor while attempting to find an alternate route to avoid traffic backed up due to a overturned vehicle on I-10 W near Purple Heart Memorial Bridge.

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