News

Thu
26
Oct

“Lights Out” for “Trunk or Treat”

Thanks to a number of Vidor High School student organizations, Halloween evening this year will include special “Trunk or Treat” event at the Vidor High School Pirate Stadium.

According to Vidor I.S.D. spokesperson, Sally Andrews, the annual Homecoming “Lights Out Practice” for the Mighty Pirate Marching Band will be followed by a “Trunk or Treat” sponsored by a number of the High School’s clubs and organizations”. Andrews said that the community is invited to come watch the “Lights-Out Practice” and then stay for the “Trunk or Treat” that follows.

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

Thu
26
Oct

Jeepers offer Halloween fun Saturday

By George Garza

The Bottoms Up Jeepers of Southeast Texas are inviting parents and kids of all ages to attend their “2nd Annual Jeep or Treat” at Conn Park next to the Vidor City Pool on Saturday night from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. The jeep enthusiasts promise fun, food entertainment and lots of candy for trick or treaters at the park, and all for the price of a can of food.

According to Lorelei Jackson of the Bottoms Up Jeepers, the club is working closely with the “Fishers of Men” backpack ministry at Turning Point Church in an effort to help refill their pantry.

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

Thu
26
Oct

Sheriff returns to torn up office

By George Garza

Although Hurricane Harvey did flood homes and businesses in all parts of Orange County, those floodwaters did not inundate the main Orange County campus on Border Street in Orange. However, several buildings did suffer from driving rain damage when their windows and roofs leaked. Among the casualties are the Orange County Sheriff’s Office and the Orange County Courthouse.

The Courthouse building in Orange is currently closed due to damage from wind driven rain. But recently, Orange County Sheriff Keith Merritt has moved back into his torn up office across the parking lot from the Courthouse.

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

Tue
24
Oct

Two schools reveal their skeletons

Remediation means clean down to the studs

By George Garza

The process of tearing out the damaged insides of the flooded Oak Forest Elementary and the flooded Vidor Middle School is a tremendous job that requires patience and thoroughness. A recent tour of both facilities shows that some parts of those facilities required tearing down to the bare skeleton of those sections of the buildings.

It is amazing to look straight through six classroom and across two hallways and see nothing but metal wall studs, with no walls. Only light fixtures, metal doorways without doors and air conditioning ducting remain. Even the floor tiles and ceiling tiles are gone at the Oak Forest Elementary School.

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

Tue
24
Oct

Old Highway 90 to close for bridge replacement

The Texas Department of Transportation Beaumont District announced this week that the Anderson Gully Bridge on Old Highway 90 near Lynwood Street will be replaced with a new three box culvert bridge next month. According to Sarah Dupre, spokesperson for the Beaumont District Office, the replacement of this bridge is part of the Department’s ongoing bridge modernization program.

“Every bridge has a finite lifespan and it was time to replace this bridge,” said Mr. Dupre.

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

Tue
24
Oct

Commissioners discuss debris collection with AshBritt

By George Garza

The Orange County Commissioners’ Court held a workshop session last week to discuss the status of storm debris pickup with the County’s contractor, AshBritt, last week. Orange County has long had a contract with AshBritt Environmental to provide disaster response and recovery services following natural disasters when the county has determined they are needed. Most notably, that contract was last activated following Hurricane Ike in September of 2008.

Orange County pays Ash- Britt for storm debris removal and disposal per cubic yard of trash. The County, in turn, receives reimbursement from the federal government, i.e. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA, for a large portion of each cubic yard of storm debris that is picked up and properly disposed of in accordance with FEMA regulations.

Tue
24
Oct

Early voting begins in Constitution Amendment Election

By George Garza

Every November in odd numbered years, the voters of Texas are presented with a ballot initiative to approve or disapprove proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution. These every other year elections coincide with the biennial sessions of the Texas Legislatures that always precede these Constitutional Amendment Elections.

Early voting in this year’s Constitutional Amendment Election began on Monday of this week and will continue each weekday of this week and next. Election day is on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

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

Thu
19
Oct

Pine Forest examines City Hall options

By George Garza

 

During a first time ever-outdoor city council meeting the City of Pine Forest City Council began discussions about exploring the city’s options for replacing their flood damaged City Hall. Because the City’s building at the end of Nagel Street is not habitable, Councilmembers were forced to convene their regular October City Council meeting on the parking lot of the mold filled City Hall.

 

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

Thu
19
Oct

A portable Oak Forest Elementary taking shape

By George Garza The Vidorian

 

Hopefully by sometime in November, the students, teachers and staff of the far flung Oak Forest Elementary School may be ready to get back together in their new temporary building campus. Twenty-two portable two-classroom buildings have arrived and are being set up in a space between the Vidor Elementary School Campus and the Vidor High School Campus that used to be occupied by the Combs Building and the former Aim Center High School building.

 

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

Thu
19
Oct

FEMA and SBA extend deadline to file for assistance

 Although The Vidorian Newspapers have repeatedly published information about the drop dead deadline for victims of Hurricane Harvey to apply for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Assistance and for Small Business Administration (SBA) being next Monday, October 24, 2017, the federal agencies involved announced just yesterday,

 

Thursday, October 19th, that the deadline for Harvey victims to file has been extended to Friday, November 24, 2017. This means that if you haven’t signed up with FEMA to apply for housing assistance or disaster assistance, you can still do so

 

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

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - News