Lifestyle

Tue
08
Sep

Texas Renaissance Festival is hiring

HOUSTON — It’s that time of year again! The Texas Renaissance Festival is hiring for its upcoming 41st annual season. Organizers will hold the popular annual Job Faire on festival grounds in Todd Mission,
Tue
08
Sep

FFA Show Team

The Vidor FFA Show Team prospered at the Hardin Jefferson Labor Day Prospect Show this past Saturday. Amanda Sabins won Grand Champion American Breed, Ryan Reagor 2nd place, Caleb Smith first in class, Tyler Root seco nd in exotic class & Showmanship, Emileigh Singleton Champion English Breed, and Bailey Borque third in heifer class. Congratulations to these students.
 
Thu
03
Sep

Scottish Society meeting set for next Thursday

The Scottish Society of Southeast Texas will meet on Thursday, September 10, 2015 at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 1350 23rd. St. @ Gladys, Beaumont, TX. Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish which will be served at 6:30 p.m., followed by the program. The Back Porch Friends, Dulcimer Players will perform and discuss their music which was brought to America by Scottish and Irish immigrants. Much of this folk music has spread throughout the country from the Appalachian Mountain states where the mountain (lap) dulcimer was developed. The hammered dulcimer dates back to Biblical days.
 
Tue
01
Sep

Senior Expo set for Oct. 22

The 16th Southeast Texas Senior Celebration and Consumer Expo is set for Thursday, October 22, from 8:30am to 2:00pm at the Beaumont Civic Center. It’s an exciting day for adults of all ages. Admission is free! Parking is free! Live on the Cigna HealthSpring stage, don’t miss Britt Godwin’s Remember When Orchestra! If you like Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, and Tommy Dorsey, you’ll love this talented group of jazz and swing musicians!

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Tue
01
Sep

Vidor ISD to host Arts Afternoon September 18

By Sally Andrews

Football season will soon be in full swing, but there are other ways to be a Pirate, and celebrating the musical and artistic endeavors of our Vidor High students is one of those. On Friday, September 18, when there is no Pirate football game, Vidor ISD will feature the best of their young musicians and artists in Arts Afternoon, an event that has been held for the past several years.

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Thu
27
Aug

Summer Prospect Show Results

Congratulations to all of the Vidor FFA students that showed in  the Vidor FFA Booster Club Summer Prospect Show. Grand Champion Steer- Jenna Hoffman, TylerRoot-Steer Showmanship, Bailey Borque-  Heifer Showmanship, Caleb Smith -2nd Steer, Emileigh Singleton- Grand Champion Heifer, Bryce Arrant 2nd Heifer, Amanda Sabins- 3rd Steer, Lynn Cole- 2nd Steer.   

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Tue
25
Aug

Royalty chosen at Oakwood Manor Healthcare Center

“An Evening in Paris” was the theme for the annual queen and king pageant held Thursday, August 20 at Oakwood. There was fifteen lovely ladies and four gentlemen, all dressed  in formal attire, competed for the title of Ms. Oakwood Manor and Mr. Oakwood Manor, along with  the honor of representing  the home in the upcomingVidor Homecoming Parade  as well other local events throughout the year.

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Tue
25
Aug

Annual Backpack Giveaway

Grace Community Church in Vidor held their annual backpack give away this last Saturday and gave away over 125 backpacks filled with school supplies. The kids of the community had a blast picking out their own backpack, getting their face painted, making bracelets and more! Grace Community would like to thank everyone who helped sponsor this event.

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Tue
18
Aug

Simmons graduates Army basic

Army Pvt. Shawn M. Simmons has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises.

Tue
18
Aug

SOST kicks off season with “Latin Treasures” Sept. 19

BEAUMONT — The Symphony of Southeast Texas’ (SOST) amazing trip around the world takes off at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Julie Rogers Theatre with a trip to Latin America to uncover “Latin Treasures.” Guest artist, trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval brings his jazz enthusiasm and classical precision to get the rhythms going for this amazing journey. “We are kicking off the season with a festive evening of music from our Latin American neighbors,” said SOST Music Director Chelsea Tipton. “I have always been a fan of the great Cuban trumpet virtuoso Arturo Sandoval, first in the jazz realm and later discovered his extensive work playing classical concerti.”

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