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Thu
26
Feb

Many local races remain uncontested, filing ends Friday

Many May 9 local elections may be cancelled due to uncontested races or no candidates at all. The Vidor municipal election has become the most contested election locally with incumbents facing a challenge in two of four open seats on the Vidor City Council. The filing period for candidates in both city and school trustee elections ends this Friday at 5 p.m. The Vidor municipal election features open seats in Wards One, Four, and Six on the city council as well as the mayor position.

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Tue
24
Feb

ESD Board to pursue repeal of SB 1265

George Garza
Tue
24
Feb

Longtime employee honored as he “retires” from city

Nowadays, it seems unusual for anyone to spend four years with the same employer, much less four decades, but that’s exactly what George Andrus dedicated to the City of Vidor. “I think he has got everbody beat,” said Claude Taylor, Street 
Tue
24
Feb

Congressman Babin visits Neches River terminal

George Garza
Thu
19
Feb

CTE Senior welders to get a great offer

by George Garza
 
Some Vidor High School seniors enrolled in Career Technology Education Welding may have the opportunity of a lifetime when they successfully graduate this coming May. According to Penny Singleton, Cheniere Energy and Bechtel Construction will be offering tuition reimbursements and other incentives to Vidor High School CTE Welding grads that enroll in a special compressed advanced welding training class at Lamar Institute of Technology after they graduate.

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Thu
19
Feb

Donna Myers celebrates 40 years with water district

Donna Myers, administrative assistant at the Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 does not usually have to attend Water District Board of Directors meetings as part of her job. However, she has so much expertise in many aspects of the operations of the District that she is sometimes called upon to substitute for one of her bosses during the Board meetings. Last Monday, District Office Manager Karen Sampson informed Donna that an unexpected family emergency was going to prohibit her from attending the regularly scheduled Board of Directors meeting that evening. Sampson asked Donna Myers to stay late to take the minutes of the meeting for her.

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Thu
19
Feb

Longtime employee honored as he “retires” from city

Nowadays, it seems unusual for anyone to spend four years with the same employer, much less four decades, but that’s exactly what George Andrus dedicated to the City of Vidor. “I think he has got everbody beat,” said Claude Taylor, Street and Drainage Department Supervisor. “He has a lot of knowledge about the city and is a wealth of information.”

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Thu
19
Feb

Perfect Sunday weather brought many outdoors to enjoy

On a short trip over to Orangefield Sunday I noted a number of people working in their yards. The bright sunshine and slightly warmer weather likely brought them out. I’ve been told that the true signal of spring, the “putting out” of hickory and pecan trees, has not occurred. For added emphasis, I noted that it had thundered three times in February and this was sure to bring frost or a cold snap in April.

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Wed
18
Feb

Former Vidor councilman files

Wed
18
Feb

Mock Trial Team Takes Third

Sally Andrews

On February 7th the Vidor High School CTE - Mock Trial Team competed in the 36th Annual Jefferson County High School Mock Trial Competition. The team took third place.

 

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