News

Wed
20
May

Vidor H.S. Commencement to allow 10 guests per grad

Vidor H.S. Commencement to allow 10 guests per grad

The Pirate Stadium bleachers on both home and visitor sides seats about 8,600 spectators. Twentyfive percent of that capacity works out to 2,150 spectators, which is a little less than the number of guests the Graduates of the VHS Class of 2020 can invite to their Graduation on May 29 th , 2020. Photo by George Garza

The Vidor High School Class of 2020 open-air Commencement Ceremonies at Pirate Stadium on May 29 th 2020 will have all the “Pomp and Circumstance” of previous commencement exercises held at the Montagne Center or the Beaumont Civic Center. According to Vidor I.S.D. Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Jay Killgo, the Mighty Pirate Band will play, there will be an opening processional and a closing recessional, and graduates will be called to the stage one at a time to receive a diploma case from a Vidor I.S.D. Trustee to the rousing cheers of up to ten family members or friends.

 

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

 

Wed
13
May

Dump truck sideswipes three motorcyclists

Three motorcyclists were injured on Saturday morning when a dump truck swerved into their lane.

According to Sergeant Stephanie Davis, of the Texas Department of Public Safety (TXDPS), the crash between the dump truck and the three motorcycles happened on an eastbound service road of I-10 near or in Rose City, TX. Sergeant Davis said that the TXDPS collision scene investigators have issued a preliminary collision investigation report.

“The preliminary DPS crash investigation report indicates that a group of motorcycles were traveling eastbound, in the outside traffic lane, on the service road of Interstate 10. A 2001 Peterbuilt dump truck was traveling eastbound, in the inside traffic lane, on the service road of Interstate 10. The dump truck changed lanes when unsafe, striking three of the motorcycles,” said Sgt. Davis.

 

 

Wed
13
May

United Way to hold food drive on Friday

United Way to hold food drive on Friday

A United Christian Care Center of Vidor volunteer loads food in the back seat of car for a family in need on Tuesday morning. The UCCC is running out of food and needs your donations. Photo by Goerge Garza

According to Maureen McAllister, President and CEO of the United Way of Orange County, five Orange County food pantries are running short of non-perishable commodities to provide for those in need. Those food pantries include, Bridge City/ Orangefield Ministerial Alliance; Mission Office, First Baptist Church Orange; Orange Christian Services; The Salvation Army of Orange; and the United Christian Care Center of Vidor. According to Ms. McAllister, the need for food among the Orange County community has been exacerbated because so many businesses are closed putting more people out of work.

Wed
13
May

VHS Commencement is on for May 29th at Pirate Stadium

It’s on! The decision has been made. Vidor High School Class of 2020 will hold its Commencement on Friday, May 29 th , 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at Pirate Stadium in Vidor. The A.I.M. Center High School will hold its Class of 2020 Commencement on Saturday evening, May 30, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. at Vidor Pirate Stadium.

“We chose that outdoor graduation ceremony option offered by the TEA after the Montagne Center at Lamar University cancelled all commencement ceremonies scheduled for that venue,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jay Killgo on Monday of this week. “We chose the 7:30 p.m. hour because the setting sun would be shining in much of the audience eyes at 7:00 p.m. Waiting until 7:30 p.m. should eliminate that situation.”

Wed
06
May

Governor says unemployment benefits can continue for some

Is your job starting up again with Texas Governor Gregg Abbott’s provisional reopening of certain Texas businesses effective May 1 st , 2020? Are they calling you from your former place of employment to ask you if you can come in to work? Are you having second thoughts about the safety of joining with a group of your fellow workers to put out a product or serve lots of customers after you have successfully protected yourself and your family from the Coronavirus by self-isolation?

Well, Governor Abbott has directed the Texas Workforce Commission to extend some unemployment benefits to certain recipients if they choose not to return to their jobs for certain specific reasons.

Wed
06
May

Ike Dike proposal nearing completion

Ike Dike proposal nearing completion

This map shows the latest proposed Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Project levee and storm wall alignment path in Orange County only. It is unclear if this proposed alignment is the final proposed storm protection structure path for Orange County.

The six southeast Texas coastal counties Sabine Pass to Galveston Bay Coastal Storm Risk Project, sometimes known as the “Ike Dike Project” is nearing the culmination of pre-project agreements between Orange County, the Orange County Drainage District, other Texas Counties and the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The so-called “Ike Dike Project”, a proposed system of dikes, levees and estuary crossing flood gates stretching along or near the Texas Gulf Coast from Orange, Texas on the Sabine River to Freeport, Texas in Brazoria County, has been much discussed, debated and considered since Hurricane Ike devastated and flooded almost all of Orange County and five other Texas coastal counties on September 13, 2008.

Wed
06
May

School District explores purchase of Capital One Bank building

School District explores purchase of Capital One Bank building

The now closed former Capital One Bank Building in the 1200 block of North Main Street is being considered by the Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees as a possible replacement for the current V.I.S.D. Administration Building in the 100 block of E. Bolivar. Photo by George Garza

During the March 12 th , 2020 Vidor I.S.D. School Board of Trustees meeting the Board voted to authorize the School District Administration to begin an exploration into the possibility of acquiring the former Capital One Bank building in the 1200 block of North Main Street for use as a future consolidated Vidor I.S.D. Administration Building.

For many years, Superintendents of Schools of the Vidor I.S.D. have examined possibilities of consolidating all Vidor I.S.D. Administrative operations into a single, functional location.

“You know it’s been a priority with me for years to improve our communication within the district’s administrative functions, our interaction with each other and our overall planning and working together,” said Dr. Killgo.

Wed
29
Apr

VISD to assess the last six-week grading period

Article Image Alt Text

Photo by George Garza The Vidor I.S.D. Temporary 5 th Grade Campus on the grounds of the Vidor High School sits empty right now, awaiting the return of 5 th Graders to its open hallways. But 5 th Grade students have not been idle in their absence from the classroom. There are assignments to be done and grades to be earned. Archive staff photo

The Vidorian

Under the original concept of the Vidor Independent School District “Flexible Education Program”, where students were sequestered in their homes following spring break, students were to attempt to remotely accomplish school lessons during the second-to-last six-week grading period of the 2019- 2020 educational school year. There were to be no zero grades given and incompletes would be followed up with catch-up assignments given when students returned to their classroom before the end of the semester.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
29
Apr

Churches find alternative worship venues

Article Image Alt Text

Photo by George Garza Brother Terry Wright, Pastor of First Baptist Church of Vidor stands high on a stepladder as he preaches to his congregation in their parked cars in the First Baptist Gymnasium parking lot. Brother Terry’s prayers, lessons and sermon were broadcast live by way of low power FM radio signals transmitted to every vehicle radio in the parking lot. Simultaneously, Brother Terry’s live video image and audio were narrowcast onto a live video stream on Facebook® through the Internet.

Article Image Alt Text

Photo by George Garza Worship Pastor Dale Prudhome, of Pine Forest Baptist Church stands on a scaffold in front of his congregation seated in their cars on the Church’s parking lot last Sunday as he preached a lesson of faith. The congregation could hear Rev. Prudhome on their vehicle FM radio.

The Vidorian

With social distancing and a maximum number of people gathering in one spot limited, Vidor’s Houses of Worship have faced extraordinary hardships in gathering their faithful for worship services, prayer vigils, funerals, marriages and baptisms. Some churches have taken to technology to “live stream” worship services from their sanctuaries to their congregations. Others have invited their parishioners to gather, in their cars, in church parking lots to listen to their pastors preach the Word of God through lowpower FM radio signals through their automobile radios.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
29
Apr

Governor says “Phase One” of “Open Texas” to begin on Friday, May 1 st

Texas Governor Greg Abbott announced recently a provisional reopening of certain Texas businesses effective May 1 st , 2020. We present the locally applicable portions of the Governor’s announcement below:

On Monday of this week, Governor Greg Abbott announced the first phase of the State of Texas’ ongoing plan to safely and strategically open Texas while minimizing the spread of COVID-19.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News