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Thu
08
Sep

Family Day returns to the Stark Museum of Art and it’s free for all!

By Ed Esterling
 
AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Aug. 23 announced the Texas Education Agency will fine the company that delivers and administers STAAR® — the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness — with $5.7 million in liquidated damages. Morath also directed the company, Austin-based Educational Testing Services, to invest $15 million for a total of $20.7 million. The $20.7 million, according to the TEA, “addresses various logistical issues encountered by students and school systems during statewide STAAR administration in the 2015-2016 school year.”
 
Tue
06
Sep

National Night Out

Vidor ISD Coordinator of Community Relations Sally Andrews and Sgt. Aleta Cappen of the Vidor Police Department are planning National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4 in Pirate stadium in Vidor. The event, designed to create closer relationships between police and community, will feature games for kids, free books from Vidor Rotary’s green bus, and a wealth of information for families.   

 

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Tue
06
Sep

Story Time

The Vidor Public Library held the first story time for the school year 2016-2017 on Thursday, September 01, 2016. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “Owly” by Mike Thaler and Owly had the audience thinking about the sky, the stars, the waves, and the ocean. 

 

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Thu
01
Sep

Saturday Adventure Series offers nature-related fun

ORANGE — Saturday Adventure Series classes are designed for families to experience the natural world together. Bring the whole family for naturerelated fun including hands-on opportunities, interesting experiences, and interactive games. Classes last for one hour, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., and are included with general admission. Stark Cultural Members Free. Attendees should meet at Shangri La Garden’s Admissions window. 
 
 
Thu
01
Sep

Bayoulands Photographs, Art Faculty at the Dishman

The Dishman Art Museum on the campus of Lamar University will host two exhibitions: the Art Faculty Show; and “Bayoulands:” Photographs by Jason Miller. The annual Art Faculty Show highlights paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, sculptures, ceramics and graphic designs created by members of the art department faculty. The show will be on display through Sept. 16.  
 
 
Tue
30
Aug

National Night Out

Vidor ISD Coordinator of Community Relations Sally Andrews and Sgt. Aleta Cappen of the Vidor Police Department are planning National Night Out on Tuesday, October 4 in Pirate stadium in Vidor. The event, designed to create closer relationships between police and community, will feature games for kids, free books from Vidor Rotary’s green bus, and a wealth of information for families. Included will be booths with entities offering services to area residents, such as the United Christian Care Center, Acadian Ambulance, Legacy Community Health, Family Services, Shriners, many local sheriff and police groups, and others.  

 

Tue
30
Aug

OF Donates

Oak Forest Elementary School in Vidor collected items for flood victims in Zachary, Louisiana during their first week back at school. Mrs. Erin Taylor, a teacher at the school, approached principal James McDowell about helping out. Mrs. Taylor’s daughter, Brittany McKeown, lives in Zachary and although her immediate family was unharmed, she knows many other family members and friends who had great losses. In spite of the fact that students’ families had just spent money on school supplies and new school clothing, they reached a little deeper, donating household goods, diapers, cleaners, and clothing for the Zachary residents whose losses were so heavy. A loaded truck departed from Oak Forest Elementary on Saturday morning with the donations, and the Oak Forest students learned one of the most valuable lessons of all as they began a new school year: Help Others. 

 

Thu
25
Aug

Pet of the Week

Meet Stell, a female black and tan Chihuahua. She is very friendly, loves everybody and is about 1 1/2 years old. To adopt Stella, contact Vidor Animal Control at 769-8718 or come by the shelter on Watts Street between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.   

 

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Thu
25
Aug

100th Birthday

Margaret Harvey celebrated her 100th birthday at Vidor Health and Rehab with Compassion Hospice employees, Elaine Stephen, Jean Stevenson, and Michelle.  

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Symphony of Southeast Texas announces 64th season

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