In this archive photo from October of 2017 a contract worker from a storm damage remediation company uses a hydraulic lift to get up into the Vidor Middle School Cafeteria to check for mold above the ceiling. In the foreground you can see the flood damaged lockers and pillars and walls of the school.

Friday, February 22, 2019
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During last Monday night’s Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees meeting, the Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations, David Croak offered the public a summary review of the School... + continue reading

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Camp Noah, a Christian based after school camp designed to help children recover from natural disasters, is coming to Vidor during the first week of March. Through the Rebuild Texas Fund, Orange... + continue reading

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Pirate first baseman Dylan Van Metre stretches for the ball as a LCM Bear is held on base.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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It was a breezy, damp, and chilly evening as the 2019 baseball season kicked off Monday night in Vidor with the varsity Vidor Pirates hosting the LCM Bears. Cory Kizer started off on the mound for... + continue reading

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Three Vidor Pirate basketball players were named to the 2019 District 21-5A All-District basketball team recently. From left to right. Hunter Messina received honorable mention honors, Gage Galloway was named to the 2nd Team All-District and Gavin Jarrell was named to the 1st team All-District.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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Three Vidor Pirates have been named to the District 21-5A All-District basketball team according to Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith.Senior Gavin Jarrell, a 6-1 shooting guard/ point guard... + continue reading

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Kiwanis’ Treasurer Kristi Charrier and President Shane Johns present a check to Mauriceville Elementary librarian, Sommer Reynolds.

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On Monday, February 11, representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Orange donated a check the Mauriceville Elementary School’s library. The funds will help the librarian provide books to as many children... + continue reading

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02/20/2019
The Texas Government Land Office (TXGLO) Disaster Recovery Program will be offering Orange County homeowners reimbursement for up to $50,000 in out-ofpocket expenses to repair their Hurricane Harvey damaged homes. To be eligible for the Homeowner Reimbursement Program, the home must be the owner’s primary residence and eligible repairs must have... + continue reading
02/20/2019
By George GarzaCandidates waiting until the end of the filing period for the May 4th, 2019 city and school board elections have changed the makeup of the political landscape for incumbents in at least one city race and two school board races. The deadline to file in the May 4th election was last Friday, February 15th, 2019 at close of... + continue reading

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02/14/2019
District 21-5A All-District selections in girls basketball were announced this week and for the first time, four Lady Pirates were named to the elite group.Vidor Girls Basketball Head Coach Shad Smith proudly announced that of the 4 superlative awards offered by the district: MVP, Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and... + continue reading

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District 21 State Representative Dade Phelan, seen here in 2015, carrying his then three-month-old son, Luke, to a gathering in Mauriceville, wants to update the Texas Medical Transportation Program for Texas Medicaid patients to offer ride sharing services.

02/14/2019
Our Texas state representative in Austin wants to modernize the way Texas Health and Human Services (THHS) provides rides to Texas Medicaid patients to get to their doctor, clinic, hospital or drug store. Our legislator, District 11 Texas State Representative Dade Phelan, who represents all of Orange County and much of Jefferson County, thinks the... + continue reading

Will you pay cash or will you get a refund from the IRS this year? Entergy Texas is offering you an employee volunteer IRS certified tax preparer to fill out your IRS Form 1040 this year for free. These volunteers love to find deductions you missed.

02/14/2019
Did you know that your electric utility company Entergy Texas, is working with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program of the IRS to provide free IRS Income Tax preparation services every Saturday from now until April 6th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in Beaumont.Now your electric company is calling this program Entergy’s Super Tax Day... + continue reading
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Three Vidor Pirate basketball players were named to the 2019 District 21-5A All-District basketball team recently. From left to right. Hunter Messina received honorable mention honors, Gage Galloway was named to the 2nd Team All-District and Gavin Jarrell was named to the 1st team All-District.

02/20/2019
Three Vidor Pirates have been named to the District 21-5A All-District basketball team according to Vidor Head Boys Basketball Coach Nate Smith.Senior Gavin Jarrell, a 6-1 shooting guard/ point guard... + continue reading

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Pirate first baseman Dylan Van Metre stretches for the ball as a LCM Bear is held on base.

20/02/19

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Devvon Creel leaps for two in his final game as a Vidor Pirate Tuesday in Pirate Gym. Creel accounted for 19 points and a steal in the Pirates’ 71-41 win over Dayton.

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VHS Senior Gavin Jarrell led the Pirates in scoring Tuesday with 24 points. Jarrell also had three rebounds and two steals in the Pirates’ win over the Dayton Broncos.

14/02/19

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Macy, Madison, Mallory, Maryn and Merideth Chilton took overall honors in the talent competition at the Pirates Escapades.

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02/14/2019
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott named as his emergency priorities education reform, teacher pay, school safety, property tax reform, mental health services and disaster response in his Feb. 5 “State of the... + continue reading

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Kiwanis’ Treasurer Kristi Charrier and President Shane Johns present a check to Mauriceville Elementary librarian, Sommer Reynolds.

02/20/2019
On Monday, February 11, representatives of the Kiwanis Club of Orange donated a check the Mauriceville Elementary School’s library. The funds will help the librarian provide books to as many children... + continue reading

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Vidor High School student Mitchell Allen received the Best Advocate award at the Region V Mock Trial competition this past weekend.

06/02/19

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The January birthday / attendance cupcake winner at Vidor Elementary is Jordan Verde.

06/02/19

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