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Operation Blue Santa Wins!

Vidor Police thanks the community for their generosity

By George Garza

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of you and your neighbors, every one of the more than 200 children signed up for the Vidor Police Department’s Operation Blue Santa - Toys for Tots should wake up on Christmas morning to find a new toy under their family’s Christmas Tree or Christmas Bush or Christmas Wreath or wherever their family can find to put out their Christmas presents.

According to Vidor Police Sergeant Aleta Cappen, the people of this community came through at nearly the last moment and gave from their hearts to insure that every child on Blue Santa’s list had at least one Christmas wish fulfilled.

 

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Vidor’s own GT Seminoles

Vidor’s own GT Seminoles will be giving back to the community in a big way Saturday by hosting the Winter Classic featuring four semi-pro football teams in two games benefitting Vidor kids by providing toys to elementary aged children. The Seminoles and VHS football players will distribute the toys the Friday before Christmas at Vidor elementary schools. Pictured, l to r, are Vidor Head Coach Jeff Mathews, Seminoles linebacker Ashland Wilson and Seminoles owner Wilford Scypion, Jr.

 

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Saturday football double header to benefit Vidor kids

By Randall Luker

Help bring a smile to a child’s face while supporting Vidor’s own semi-pro football team Saturday as the Golden Triangle Seminoles host the Toys for Tots Winter Classic at the Vidor Junior High Stadium December 16. All proceeds will benefit Vidor school children who may not otherwise receive a gift this holiday season.

The excitement kicks off at 3 p.m. with the Houston Shuttle taking on the Louisiana Bayou Hurricanes and at 7 p.m., the Texas Red Raiders will challenge the GT Seminoles.

 

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Next Tuesday is Hospital District Election Day

Voter Precinct locations listed here

Whether or not the registered voters agree with petitioners that our county needs a hospital district will be decided next week on Tuesday December 19th, 2017. On that day voters of Orange County will decide to either vote for or against the creation of the Orange County Hospital District and the levy of annual property taxes for hospital purposes at a rate not to exceed $0.18 cents on each $100 valuation of all taxable property in the district.

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Story Time

The Vidor Public Library held story time on Thursday, December 07, 2017. Program Coordinator Megan Ridlespurge read “Snowmen at Night” by Caralyn Buehner to the audience. A delightful wintertime tale offers amusing details about the secret life of snowmen and where they go at night. The children made snowmen paper plates for the craft.

 

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Friday brought a snowy surprise to Vidor

The bronze sculpture “Gratitude” by Colorado artist and sculptor Scott Steerman, is the centerpiece of the Vidor Lions Club Veterans Park and it was covered with an inch or more of snow on Friday morning.

 

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Lady Pirates claim Silver Bracket title at Orangefield tourney

The Lady Pirates basketball varsity team won the silver bracket championship of the Bill Tennison Orangefield Memorial Tournament.

In tournament play, the Lady Pirates had losses to West Orange Stark 35–32 and Hardin Jefferson 78-36, beat PNG’s JV 55-18, lost to Evadale 48-45, beat Nederland 24 - 17 and finished by beating West Orange Stark 45-33.

 

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Seminoles player spotlight – Ashland Wilson

By Randall Luker

Linebacker Ashland Wilson is a 2011 graduate of Port Arthur Memorial High School and defensive standout for the GT Seminoles, Vidor’s semi-pro football team. Following his high school career, Wilson said he had several Division 1 college offers, even a scholarship, but he says he made some bad life choices and eventually went to college and played college ball in Tyler before money for school ran out.

He played for another semi-pro team but grew dissatisfied with the seeming lack of interest in the players. Having played against Scypion and the Seminoles, he had heard good things about how the players were more than players, how Scypion took a genuine interest in their welfare on and off the field and how he mentored the young men playing for him. A few conversations later, and Wilson was donning a Seminoles uniform and striking fear in opponents from his linebacker position.

 

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Robert Lester Smith

Robert Lester Smith, 69, of Mauriceville, TX died Tuesday, December 5th, 2017 at his home. He was a native of Houston, TX who enjoyed cooking, watching college football, and spending time with his family. Robert was known as being the life of the party and always had a story to tell. He is survived by his son; Shannon Smith and his wife Kim of Beaumont, TX, 2 grandsons; Zach and Max Smith, and lifelong partner; Vicki Smith. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Lawrence McMellon and Jean Grace-Cox. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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Helen Christine Jones Chandler

October 26th, 1918 - December 9th, 2017

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