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An ominous black plume of smoke emanating from the TPC Group chemical plant explosions and fire in Port Neches was clearly visible from North Main Street in Vidor on Wednesday afternoon. The smoke plume from the burning plant stayed mostly away from Vidor as the plant continued to burn for the next six days.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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A massive explosion in a processing unit at a Port Neches chemical plant was heard and felt in Vidor, nearly thirteen miles away from the location of the blast near the intersection of F.M. 366 and... + continue reading
One week remains in Blue Santa Toy Drive

Only ten days remain for you to give to Operation Blue Santa before the Vidor Police will distribute your donations to parents and guardians of Blue Santa kids.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Many readers of The Vidorian remembered the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa “Toys for Tots” Christmas Toy Collection Drive when they went shopping over the Thanksgiving holiday and... + continue reading
County hopes to upgrade playgrounds with grant

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This playground at Claiborne-West park is recommended for kids ages five through twelve. Orange County is hoping to purchase eight new pieces of playground equipment in this playground and two other toddler playgrounds in the park with a Texas Parks and Wildlife Grant that the county is applying for in 2020.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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The Orange County Commissioners Court wants to upgrade playground equipment in Claiborne-West Park and have authorized the Parks Director to make an application for a Texas Parks and Wildlife local... + continue reading
Vidor enrollment drops competitions to to 4A-DI levels
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
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Vidor coaches are excited at the prospect of dropping a classification from 5A to 4A in sports competition as it means the Pirates will go from being one of the smallest 5A schools to a large 4A.To... + continue reading
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A complete Thanksgiving feast, ready-to-prepare, is loaded in the hatchback of a Vidor citizen in need completely for free on Monday morning of this week. Brittany Lewis, shown here, loading a Thanksgiving Food Basket, was one of a number of United Christian Care Center of Vidor volunteers helping with the charitable donation. 168 families received a frozen turkey or hen and all of the traditional Thanksgiving meal food items.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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While we settle back for an afternoon of Thanksgiving Day football games with full stomach and perhaps a slice of pumpkin pie, there are some among us that are struggling just to put a nourishing... + continue reading

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12/04/2019
A twenty-six year-old man from Orange was struck and killed by car while he was trying to cross Highway 12 on foot near Mauriceville on Tuesday night of last week. The auto-pedestrian crash victim, Bo Riley of Orange, was pronounced deceased by Orange County Precinct #1 Justice of the Peace Hershel Stagner Jr. at the scene of the collision.To read... + continue reading
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As Blue Santa finishes up his Turkey day feast, he wants to remind all Vidorians to remember the young children of Vidor as they shop for gifts on Black Friday of this week. Blue Santa said, “As long as you are hunting for bargains this weekend, don’t forget “Operation Blue Santa as you shop.”

11/27/2019
The Holiday Season has come upon us so quickly this year. So many of us have so busy trying to recover from Tropical Storm Imelda, it’s like Thanksgiving has just snuck up on us, all of a sudden.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/  + continue reading
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Fishing in the Northwest wind

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11/27/2019
Fishing and Hunting Southeast TexasWhen I stepped out of my truck in front of the Causeway Bait and Tackle shop at the base of the Causeway Bridge, I could hear the sound of the dry dead leaves in the tall palm trees being whipped around by the wind.To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%... + continue reading
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TPWD’s Neighborhood Fishin’: Stocking lakes with winter trout

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TPWD’s Neighborhood Fishin’: Stocking lakes with winter trout

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11/27/2019
Neighborhood Fishin’ lakes offer families in major cities some of the best opportunities to catch rainbow trout this winter. Trout will also be stocked at more than 15 Texas State Parks throughout the state. Many state parks offer excellent fishing amenities such as fishing piers and shoreline access, cleaning stations, and equipment rentals for... + continue reading
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Sports

Vidor enrollment drops competitions to to 4A-DI levels
12/04/2019
Vidor coaches are excited at the prospect of dropping a classification from 5A to 4A in sports competition as it means the Pirates will go from being one of the smallest 5A schools to a large 4A.To... + continue reading
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Fishing in the Northwest wind

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TPWD’s Neighborhood Fishin’: Stocking lakes with winter trout

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TPWD’s Neighborhood Fishin’: Stocking lakes with winter trout

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Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds
12/04/2019
AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund.To... + continue reading
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Texas History

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After measuring carefully. crews from Gulf States Utilities unwind Christmas lights and garland down part of Main Street Thursday morning before stretching the strand across the street to another pole.

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Zapruder captured JFK shooting on film

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Vidor Rotary Club President Gayle Nagai presented Captain Aleta Cappen with a check for $500 from Vidor Rotary Club for the purchase of new toys for Blue Santa.

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Cpt. Rodney Johnson of the Vidor Police Department sits with gifts of toys for Blue Santa. The toys were donated by Vidor Rotary Club members.

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Vidor Rotary Club President Gayle Nagai presented a check for $1000 to Pastor David Barton of First United Methodist Church. The funds, provided by the Rotary Club of New Braunfels, will be utilized to repair the floors at FUMC damaged in Imelda. The church is widely used by the community for not only Rotary meetings, but Mothers Day Out, TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), Boy Scout Troop 220, Al Anon, and other organizations.

12/04/2019
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Rotary Club: Student of the Month

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Guest speaker on November 4 at Vidor Rotary Club was Cass Faycus of the Matityahu Ministries. Vidor Rotary Club meets two Mondays a month at noon at First United Methodist Church.

, Rotary Club: Student of the Month

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October Students of the Month were Danrui Zhao, Thomas Brown, Haley Nelson and Natalie Richards.

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Vidor Rotary Club September Students of the Month were Jordan Browning, Torey Woodside, Reese Bonin and not pictured, Javen Holden.

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Vidor Public Library: Story Time

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, Vidor Public Library: Story Time

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