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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Ben Doyle Vaughn III

A 45-year-old Vidor, Texas man has been sentenced to prison for federal drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, Acting U.S. Attorney Brit Featherston announced June 13.

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Beaumont police have a woman in custody for several aggravated robberies they say are linked to the murder of Kera Teel and her unborn daughter, Kyndal.

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Police in Beaumont are searching for the driver of a truck they believe could lead to answers in the unsolved capital murder of Kera Teel and her daughter Kyndal, reports Beaumont Police Department Officer Haley Morrow. 

According to Morrow, a white truck was recorded by the police dash cam of an officer responding to the June 6 shooting at 6155 Sienna Trails in the Sienna Trails Apartments. 

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The Vidor Police Department (VPD) launched its 2017 Click it or Ticket enforcement campaign on Monday, May 22, Chief Rod Carroll reports, and drivers beware! Fasten your seatbelts or be prepared to pay the consequences - like the citations you'll receive if fail to adhere to safety standards and follow the law.

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Police in Vidor arrested a woman May 12 for possession of a controlled substance after reportedly finding three liquid-filled syringes believed to contain methamphetmine, a tablet of suspected ecstasy and other drugs during a traffic stop, according to Vidor Police Department Officer Matthew Custer. 

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Sgt. Lee Brading with Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll

The city of Vidor and the Vidor Police Department honored the heroic actions of Sgt. Lee Brading during a Life-Saving Award Ceremony at City Hall on May 3. Brading literally breathed life back into an unresponsive infant at a Vidor residence March 15, performing CPR on the baby twice during the encounter, reports Police Chief Rod Carroll.

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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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