Lifestyle

Tue
04
Apr

Story Time

The Vidor Public Library held Story Time on Thursday, March 30, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “It’s Spring Time” by Elizabeth Bennett.” Special guest Lamar student Tyler Mackey read “Wake Me in Spring” by James Preller to the 9:30 class. Tyler is studying to get his degree in electrical engineering and will be furthering his career as a physician. The children made picket fence door hangers for the craft.

 

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Tue
04
Apr

Cowboys, flappers and mesmerizing music

ORANGE — Bring the entire family to enjoy a full day of events at Stark Cultural Venues on Saturday, April 8. Saddle up for Western Family Day at the Stark Museum of Art. Join us for free fun with arts & crafts, face painting, living statues, music, gallery scavenger hunt, photo ops, a special performance by the LCM 5th grade choir and more.

Next, head across the street to The W.H. Stark House to explore 1920s fashion, history, economy and culture through family activities at 1920s Day. While you’re there, go on a full House tour and see the brand new exhibit, The World War I Home Front: Orange Goes Over the Top and learn about how the Stark Family and the Orange community supported the war effort.

 

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Tue
04
Apr

FFA Food Teams

Congratulations to the Vidor FFA Food Challenge Team and the Food Product ID Teams. Each team won first out of the schools in Orange County at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo this past week.

Food Challenge Team, top photo, Miah Cascio (11th), Emileigh Singleton (11th), Tyler Root (11th), Lauren Nunez (9th), and Cheyenne Whisenant (11th). Senior Product ID Team, left photo above, left to right, Shae Fisher (9th), Cheyenne Whisenant (11th), Miah Cascio (11th), and Cierra Singleton (12th). Junior Team, right photo above, left to right, Jaylyn Kohn (5th Vidor Middle School), Abby Whisenant (3rd Oak Forest), Shealyn Bean (4th Oak Forest), and Travis Kessell (6th Middle School).

 

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Thu
30
Mar

PF Flag Boys

Pine Forest Flag Boys for the last 6 weeks: (L-R) Braden Norton, Camden Young, Hunter McCoy, Damian Martin, and Tracyn Brady.

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Thu
30
Mar

Vidor ISD recognizes Pierce, LaPray as Employees of the Month

By Sally Andrews

When it comes to do their jobs, there are two Vidor ISD employees who not only do their own jobs well, but they do someone else’s well, too! Those ladies are Kerri Pierce and Deedra LaPray. Pierce is the Vidor ISD ELA curriculum coordinator, and LaPray is the Vidor High School librarian. Both are former English teachers and this semester, in addition to their own jobs, they filled in to teach English. For most of the semester, both of these ladies have done their own job in a half day, while teaching English for the other half. They were recognized at the Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, March 27 as Vidor ISD Employees of the Month for their roles as team players who really care for the students.

Vidor Junior High School’s Employee of the Month was Katie Williams, who serves as a Technology Applications Teacher and Brig sponsor.

Tue
28
Mar

VISD students, parents to participate in statewide reading program kicked off by Cowboys Coach

By Sally Andrews Coordinator of Community Relations

 

On Monday, April 3, students at four schools in Vidor ISD will join students and their families across the state in kicking off a celebration of literacy called Texas Reads One Book. Students at Vidor Elementary, Oak Forest Elementary, Pine Forest Elementary and Vidor Middle School will simultaneously watch a videotaped reading of the first chapter of The Lemonade War by Dallas Cowboys Head Coach Jason Garrett.

 

For the third straight year, Coach Garrett will launch the statewide Texas Reads One Book program. Then students and their families will read and discuss the book at home together for a three-week period.

 

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Tue
28
Mar

Greater Tuna returns to the Lutcher Theater

ORANGE — Greater Tuna returns to Orange for one performance only at the Lutcher Theater, Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Greater Tuna is a hilarious and irreverent comedy about Texas’ third smallest town, where the Lion’s club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies. The eclectic band of Tuna citizens – men, women, children, and animals alike – are portrayed by ONLY 3 performers, making this satire on life in rural America both crazy and delightful. Tickets ranging from $35-$45 are available at Lutcher.org or by calling the Lutcher Theater Box Office at 409.886.5535.

 

Called “a good ol’ down-home laugh-outloud fest,” by DC Metro Theater Arts, Greater Tuna has enjoyed worldwide success, including long-running engagements both on and Off- Broadway, at the White House in Washington, D.C, on Late Night with David Letter-man, and as an HBO special. 3 Actors, 20 Characters, 20 million laughs!

 

Tue
21
Mar

VISD Community Education to host adult field trips

By Sally Andrews

 

If you’re looking for a great way to spend the day and learn something, look no further. Vidor ISD Community Education will host two adult field trips this Spring. You will ride in safety and have the schedule worked out for you. All you have to do is buy your ticket and climb aboard!

First of all, you will join the Community Education team for a great day at the Houston Maritime Museum and the Health Museum, as well as a good lunch and some fun and fellowship. This will take place on Friday, April 28.

The John P McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science features You, the Exhibit, where you can age yourself as much as thirty years and see how you will look.

 

 

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Tue
21
Mar

Original 1892 Gladys City map donated to LU

A piece of history came home this week when Kit Herrington of Corsicana delivered an original map of Gladys City as envisioned by entrepreneur Pattillo Higgins to Lamar University, home of the Spindletop-Gladys City Boomtown Museum. 

The map, printed in 1892, was used by Higgins to sell lots that helped finance the first drilling effort at Spindletop Hill. That effort, and several subsequent efforts, failed. While Higgins’ vision as presented in the map was never realized, he is credited with recognizing the potential for oil and starting the process that changed history on January 10, 1901 when the Lucas Gusher came in.

Thu
16
Mar

LCM Finalists

The campus finals of the Stark Contest in Reading and Declamation were held at Little Cypress- Mauriceville High School on Sunday, February 26, with seniors Connor Alexander and Kaylee Pattillo claiming first places in Declamation and Reading, respectively.

To go with the title, first place finishers receive a $2,000 scholarship from the Stark Foundation. Second place winners receive a $1,500 scholarship. Those were Jordan Alexander for Declamation and Eli Ridout for Reading, both sophomores. Other finalists competing in Declamation were Jackson Baeza, Elizabeth Johns, and Sydney Smith.

Interpretive Reading finalists were Spencer Johns, Alora Jones, and Caitlyn Sulak. Contest alternates, Ashley Knight and Reagan Hambrick, emceed the contest and Principal Todd Loupe presented the awards. The LCM High School National Honor Society hosted refreshments. Campus winners will compete for the County winners on Sunday, April 23, 2017, at 2:oo p.m. at the Lutcher Theater.

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