Vidorian photo/George Garza

Tad McKee, president of the Stark Foundation was the first of twenty speakers that spoke to the Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting on Wednesday. McKee spoke out in support of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.

,

Vidorian photo/George Garza

The Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom was packed with an overflow crowd of citizens, business and civic leaders to voice their opinions mostly about Orange County economic development on Wednesday.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
According to some observers, the large crowd packed into the Orange County Commissioners’ Courtroom on Wednesday morning for the regular meeting of the Commissioners’ Court came to that meeting to... + continue reading

Vidorian photo/George Garza

Orange County Judge Dean Crooks reads his letter of resignation from the Orange County Commissioners’ Court bench over which he presided for nearly one year. The Judge resigned in the face of a groundswell of public opposition that arose to his published stance on Orange County Economic Development questioning abatements and other property tax incentives.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Orange County Judge Dean T. Crooks resigned from his elected position as County Judge at the beginning of the regularly scheduled Orange County Commissioners’ Court meeting held on Wednesday morning... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Pirate second baseman Shane McKinley beat the throw to score a run for the Pirates in the district opener against the Nederland Bulldogs Tuesday.

,

Vidor Pirate centerfielder Zach Seigrest watches for his chance to steal second base in Tuesday’s district opener against Nederland.

,

Pirate catcher Mason Brown awaits the pitch Tuesday in Vidor’s district opener against Nederland.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
The Vidor Pirates hosted the Nederland Bulldogs Tuesday in baseball’s district opener. A big first inning that saw Nederland score four runs was the difference in the game as the Pirates fell to the... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Cameron Lane and Heidi Huang warm up before matches begin at Friday’s Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament. The duo won the mixed doubles title in the finals that saw them defeat another Vidor team.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Heidi Huang and Cameron Lane won the mixed doubles title at the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held March 8. The pair defeated teams from West Orange (6-4, 7-5) and Bridge City (7-5, 6-3), to... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Competitors await their match at the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held Friday. Six area schools, plus Vidor, participated in the day long event.

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Posted by Edgar
Reader's rate:
0
Busloads of competitors from six area schools plus parents and other fans descended on Vidor Friday to participate or watch the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held at the Vidor High School... + continue reading

Latest News

03/14/2019
The Orange County Commissioners’ Court voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve a resolution asking the Texas Legislature to amend the Hotel Occupancy Tax law to allow the County to contribute $100,000 of County HOT tax collections towards an entertainment pavilion that will be built at the City of Orange Boat Ramp on the Sabine River.“Orange... + continue reading
03/13/2019
The Texas law that allows Texas counties, municipalities and school districts to offer local property tax incentive options to attract economic development is set to expire on September 1, 2019. This so-called “Tax abatement” option of the Texas Tax Code is the enabling legislation that allows local Texas governing entities the legal option to... + continue reading

Home Page

More News

Photo/Randall Luker

Lady Pirate pitcher Bailee Rowe hit the top or the right field fence and drove in two runs to end the game against eh Lady Titans Monday. Rowe also threw a no-hitter.

03/13/2019
Vidor Lady Pirate softball had a busy week of games in spite of Spring Break with a game against Nederland Friday, Port Arthur Memorial Monday and Barbers Hill on Tuesday.The Lady Pirates played Nederland Friday in an away game that saw the Lady Bulldogs win 7-0.Ashlee Malagarie gave up seven runs on eight hits and struck out two.To read more... + continue reading
, ,

Photos courtesy/Facebook.com/pg/Vidor-Police-Department

The Vidor Police Department is asking for your help to identify the above pictured individual who was involved in multiple attempted burglaries recently. If you have any information you are asked to contact the Vidor Police Department at (409) 769-4561 or Crime Stoppers at (409) 833-8477.

03/13/2019
The Vidor Police Department is searching for an individual that they would like to interview in connection with several incidents that happened in Vidor recently. According to Vidor Police Chief Rod Carroll, the man’s name is Jacob Hopson, he is 18 or 19 years-old and he appears to have gone into hiding because no one has seen or heard from him in... + continue reading

Photo courtesy/www.TXDPS.org

03/13/2019
The Texas Department of Public Safety says that keeping our schools safe is the responsibility of all Texans, not just law enforcement, faculty and school staff. The TXDPS also says that it takes the eyes and ears of many people being vigilant to unusual or suspicious activities to stem the rising tide of threats and potential terrorist activities... + continue reading
S M T W T F S
 
 
 
1
 
2
 
3
 
4
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9
 
10
 
11
 
12
 
13
 
14
 
15
 
16
 
17
 
18
 
19
 
20
 
21
 
22
 
23
 
24
 
25
 
26
 
27
 
28
 
29
 
30
 
 
 

Sports

Photo/Randall Luker

Competitors await their match at the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held Friday. Six area schools, plus Vidor, participated in the day long event.

03/14/2019
Busloads of competitors from six area schools plus parents and other fans descended on Vidor Friday to participate or watch the Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament held at the Vidor High School... + continue reading

Photo/Randall Luker

Cameron Lane and Heidi Huang warm up before matches begin at Friday’s Vidor Invitational Tennis Tournament. The duo won the mixed doubles title in the finals that saw them defeat another Vidor team.

14/03/19

Photo/Randall Luker

Pirate second baseman Shane McKinley beat the throw to score a run for the Pirates in the district opener against the Nederland Bulldogs Tuesday.

,

Vidor Pirate centerfielder Zach Seigrest watches for his chance to steal second base in Tuesday’s district opener against Nederland.

,

Pirate catcher Mason Brown awaits the pitch Tuesday in Vidor’s district opener against Nederland.

14/03/19

Photo/Randall Luker

Mallory Chilton scored Vidor’s goal in regulation time Friday against the Lady Eagles.

,

Photo/Randall Luker

Kelsi Droptini assisted in Vidor’s regulation goal with a pass to Mallory Chilton.

,

Photo/Randall Luker

Maryn Chilton, shown here battling a Lady Eagle for possession, scored the winning goal for the Lady Pirates in overtime, preserving Vidor’s second spot in district.

13/03/19

Columns

,

Vidorian file photo

“OPERATION GREEN GRASS”---Mayor Tommy Rainbolt, left, is shown making the first purchase to kickoff the Vidor Lions Club project of Operation Green Grass Saturday in Woods Shopping Center. Club President Joe Wingerson is shown accepting $1 from Mayor Rainbolt for a bag of rich, barnyard fertilizer, being sold by the Lions as a fund raising project to benefit the club’s sight conservation program and to assist in its crippled children’s work. The sale will continue through the month of March. Orders for five or more bags will be accepted and delivered to anyone calling RO 9-4946.

03/14/2019
AUSTIN — With the filing of legislation that would give teachers an across-the-board pay increase, Texas lawmakers showed progress toward solving the complex issues of school finance and property tax... + continue reading

Vidorian file photo

Andrea Poole reads aloud to Savannah Sanford, inley Jorgensen, Macy Chilton and Kelly Poole. Poole will be starting a storytime March 31 at the Vidor Public Library, reading every other Wednesday morning to children not yet in school.

,
07/03/19 - 0 comment(s)

Lifestyle

Angie Eikenhorst surrounded by Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors and District administrators.

03/06/2019
The Greater Orange Area Chamber of Commerce visited Little Cypress-Mauriceville to recognize the Chamber’s Student and Employee of the Month on Tuesday, February 26.Nyah Patel was elected as the... + continue reading

Courtesy photo/Sherry Combs

Kiwanis’ Treasurer Kristi Charrier and President Shane Johns present a check to Mauriceville Elementary librarian, Sommer Reynolds.

20/02/19

Courtesy photo/Sally Andrews

Vidor High School student Mitchell Allen received the Best Advocate award at the Region V Mock Trial competition this past weekend.

06/02/19

Courtesy photo/Sally Andrews

The January birthday / attendance cupcake winner at Vidor Elementary is Jordan Verde.

06/02/19