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Thu
24
May

Ceremony set for Vidor Veteran’s Memorial Monday

By Randall Luker

 

Beginning at 11 a.m. Monday, a brief ceremony to honor and remember service members that gave the ultimate sacrifice will be held at the Vidor Lion’s Veteran’s Park Fields of Freedom.

 

Vidor City Manager Mike Kunst will host the ceremony and provide opening remarks, followed with a musical tribute by Scott Desormeaux.

 

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Thu
24
May

Tropical disturbance moves into the Gulf

National Hurricane Center weather forecasters are now reporting that a tropical disturbance that is approaching the southern Gulf of Mexico has a high probability of developing into a tropical depression by this weekend. Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami, Florida are predicting that this disturbance has an 80% chance of developing into a tropical depression once it crosses the Yucatan Peninsula and moves into the southern Gulf of Mexico.

 

One Hurricane Center meteorologist, Dennis Feltgen indicated that if the low-pressure system does develop into a tropical storm, it would become the first tropical depression of the 2018 Atlantic Ocean Tropical Storm Season and would be named “Alberto”.

 

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Tue
22
May

Two killed in frontage road crash

A good Samaritan who had stopped to offer a tow for a disabled vehicle and a child who was a passenger in that disabled vehicle were both killed when a third vehicle slammed into the rear of the broke down car.

 

On Monday afternoon at approximately 3:45 p.m., Highway Patrol Troopers with Texas Department of Public Safety were summoned to the scene of a multiple vehicle crash on the eastbound I-10 service road near F.M. 1135, east of Vidor.

 

 

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Tue
22
May

Seminoles show Vidor Pride

By Randall Luker

 

For some, wearing your feelings on your sleeve has negative connotations, meaning someone is overly sensitive, but for the Golden Triangle Seminoles football team, it is a matter of pride, and a way of saying ‘Thank You’. Golden Triangle Seminoles owner Wilford Scypion, Jr. said the Vidor community had been so supportive of the team, when new uniforms were ordered, the team wanted to show their appreciation for the community’s support and had the City of Vidor logo imprinted on the sleeve of the jersey.

 

 

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Tue
22
May

Iowa kids gift Vidor with food

By George Garza

 

Early one morning last week, an eighteenwheeled truck pulled into the rear parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Vidor and a middle school principal climbed down out of the truck’s passenger door. Nathan Lane is the Principal of Mount Pleasant, Middle School in Iowa and he was delivering a huge gift from his 400- plus middle school students of a truck filled with 146,000 non-perishable meals for the people of Vidor and Southeast Texas and he delivered those meals to the United Christian Care Center of Vidor.

 

 

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Tue
22
May

Pine Forest Council takes oaths

The City of Pine Forest recently renewed the Oaths of Office for Place 1 Councilperson Katie Fox (left), Place 4 Councilperson Mike Lea (center) and Place 3 Councilperson Kevin Singleton (right). All three councilpersons ran unopposed for their respective seats and were declared winners by a proclamation of the Pine Forest City Council prior to that city council election being cancelled.

 

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Thu
17
May

New Council sworn and seated

By Randall Luker

 

Newly elected and re-elected Vidor City Council members were seated Thursday during a regular council meeting at city hall. With Ward 3 incumbent and Ward 5 incumbent running unopposed, Ward 2 incumbent Angela Jordan was re-elected to her position over opponent Matt Ortego. Each will serve for another two-year term.

 

Political newcomer Jane Hill was elected to the Ward 6 seat, a one year unexpired term resulting from former Ward 6 councilmember Ted David Slaughter’s move from the city. Hill defeated another political newcomer, Kimberly Powell Steibig, to win the position.

 

 

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Tue
15
May

County backs Pine Forest drainage project

George Garza
The Vidorian

On Tuesday of last week the Orange County Commissioners Court passed a resolution backing the City of Pine Forest supporting a plan for a flood control project that could affect thousand of properties in western Orange County. Orange County Judge, Dean Crooks, did not read the proclamation of the resolution into the record of the Commissioners’ Court meeting. However, the Vidorian was able to secure a copy of the Court’s resolution from the City of Pine Forest.

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Tue
15
May

United in fighting cancer

Sanders and Revia with members of Shinedown in Corpus Christi.

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Tue
15
May

Vidor man travels to Corpus to help fight childhood cancer

Randall Luker
The Vidorian

A childhood cancer survivor from Vidor travelled to Corpus Christi recently to inspire and help others that are fighting the disease. Jake Sanders, 35, of Vidor was born with a malignant germ cell tumor.

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