Vidor

Drivers in Vidor braved water over roadways to get to their destinations Friday, July 18, 2014.

Water covered the service road near the Interstate 10 onramp leading westbound into downtown Vidor, but the road was being utilized by drivers, traveling at very low speeds, at 11:05 a.m.

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Sondra Reed

Former Vidor Independent School District teacher Sondra Reed now faces criminal prosecution for engaging in what prosecutors say was an improper relationship between the educator and a student.

The indictment was filed June 25 in the 128th District Court, and Orange County District Attorney John Kimbrough signed off that the case is ready for trial on June 26.

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A burglary suspect evaded deputies during a high-speed chase on Monday, June 9, that ended in what appeared to investigators to be a rollover wreck in a stolen SUV.

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A shooting in Orange County on Saturday, June 7, started with a disagreement and ended in the death of one Vidor resident, deputies report.

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Police arrested a 22-year-old Vidor resident on May 31 after finding a small amount of methamphetamine hidden in the man's sock, officers report.

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Phillips

Vidor High School freshman Sierra Leigh-Anne “Si-Si” Phillips died Nov. 11, 2013, when she was struck and killed as she was walking across the Purple Heart Memorial Bridge in Beaumont. Now, months later, her family is still struggling to pay the youth’s funeral expenses and is hoping to create a scholarship in honor of their lost loved one.

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Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested one man for methamphetamine possession while investigating a suspicious vehicle parked on Four Oaks Ranch Road in Vidor on Sunday, March 23 at approximately 2 a.m., Chief Deputy Clint Hodgkinson reports.

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Chad and Sondra Reed (Facebook photo)

Two former Vidor Independent School District teachers, a husband and wife first on paid administrative leave and now facing termination amid allegations of sexual misconduct and providing alcohol to minors, are preparing for upcoming appeal hearings with the Texas Education Agency. 

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UPDATE: The concerned citizens of Vidor are offering a $5000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the two men who robbed Cindy's Bridal Shop and assaulted Johnnie Andrus and her assistant Kari Milligan.

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Two women working at a bridal shop in Vidor were assaulted Wednesday evening, March 12, at about 5:49 p.m. when two men entered the business, attacked the women and stole jewelry before one of the women was able to escape and call for help.

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