Sunday afternoon thunderstorms leave downed trees in their wake in Vidor

 VIDOR — Storms passing through Southeast Texas Sunday afternoon left several trees down in Orange County.

Strong winds whipped through the area toppling trees and scattering branches in several parts of Vidor.

No injuries were reported when a tree fell on top of a home in the 200 block of East Courtland Street in Vidor a couple blocks south of Interstate 10.

Benches were scattered around the parking lot of Vidor Junior High School and several trees in nearby neighborhoods were also knocked down after the storm passed through.

12News Meteorologist Eric Brill says the storm was an isolated thunder storm that moved from Beaumont across the Neches and into Vidor.

TxDOT: Public meeting 8/7/18

The purpose of the public meeting is to gather public input on the proposed bridge replacement of the Old US Highway 90 at Baird's Bayou in Orange County, Texas.

The meeting will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.

Comments must be received on or before Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, to be a part of the official public meeting record.

The purpose of the project is to replace the existing bridge with a new bridge constructed to meet current standards.

The existing Old US-90 bridge consists of two 11-foot wide travel lanes (one in each direction), and no outside shoulders.

The proposed project would construct a new bridge with two 11-foot wide travel lanes (1 lane in each direction) and 4-foot wide outside shoulders.

All work will occur within the existing right of way (ROW). No additional ROW, permanent, or temporary easements are required; therefore, no displacements or relocations of residences and businesses will be necessary. 

The meeting will be held at Rose City, City Hall, August 7, 4:30 - 7:30pm

The Census Bureau is Hiring!

 The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring field representatives in your area and we're asking you to help us.

 The Census Bureau conducts more than 130 surveys every year. Our ability to conduct continuous surveys — other than the once-a-decade population count — depends on survey takers in the field and our Regional Offices are hiring these workers.

 Even though we are gearing up to hire workers for the 2020 Census, we still need field representatives for our other ongoing surveys. This is where you can help!

Benefits include flexible hours, meeting people and working outside of the office environment.

Field Representatives perform a variety of vital functions, such as updating address lists and maps; conducting interviews with residents in assigned areas; explaining the purpose of the census interview; and answering residents' questions. Hours of work for field positions will vary - some require employees to work during the day to see addresses on buildings, while others require interviewing the public usually in the evening and on weekends.

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial Vandalized

A Vietnam Veteran Memorial at Veteran Memorial Park in Vidor has been vandalized. The monument was pushed on its back, splitting it into two pieces. 

Vidor Police Department is investigating.

If you may have seen anything suspicious at the park from Wednesday night to Friday morning, please contact Vidor Police at 769-4561. 

Lions Club Seeks New Members

 Though Lions are well known for successful initiatives in vision health, Lions participate in many projects ranging from building a park, to beautifying a community, to providing victims of natural disasters with relief supplies. Citizens interested in activities and events are welcome. Anyone can become a Lion to help us serve our community. 

Our next meeting is August 28!  We will be glad to see you!! 

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