Wed
26
Dec

Organizations reach out to replace LCE classroom libraries

LCM Administrators and representatives from Lifetouch, TEPSA and Scholastics Books pose prior to the books being handed over to the school.

Staff and students at Little Cypress Elementary in Orange received an exciting gift recently from three organizations that have worked together to provide classroom libraries to the school, which was devastated by the flood from Hurricane Harvey.

Lifetouch, the leading provider of school and family photography, teamed up with the Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisors Association (TEPSA) and Scholastic Book Fairs to donate 1,090 new books to Little Cypress Elementary. The books will be used to help rebuild the school’s classroom libraries, which were destroyed by Hurricane Harvey last year.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

Special Reading

VISD photo/Sally Andrews

Vidor Elementary Principal Mr. Jeff Leger read The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs and Illustrated by Nancy Munger to the Pre-Kindergarten students at the school. He also decorated a Christmas tree ornament with them.

Vidor Elementary Principal Mr. Jeff Leger read The Pine Tree Parable by Liz Curtis Higgs and Illustrated by Nancy Munger to the Pre-Kindergarten students at the school. He also decorated a Christmas tree ornament with them.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

Jackey Ray Asher

Jackey Ray Asher, 77, of Vidor, TX died December 18th, 2018 at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home. A native of Bourne, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor who enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching western movies. He was also an avid Dallas Cowboy fan. Jackey worked with the Lumberton ISD in the maintenance department for many years. Visitation will be Thursday, December 20, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Friday, December 21, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Antioch Cemetery in Buna, TX. Jackey is survived by 3 brothers; Earl Asher and his wife Patrica of Lumberton, TX, Robert Asher and his wife Barbara of Vidor, and Alfred Meyka of Vidor. He is also survived by 1 sister; Bobbie LeDoux of Vidor along with numerous nieces and nephews. Jackey was preceded in death by his wife Brenda Asher and his parents Clarence Asher and Louise Wilkins.

Wed
26
Dec

Guest Speaker

VISD photo/Sally Andrews

Mrs. Arica Benson from Vista College in Beaumont was a guest speaker in the Health Science classes at VHS. Mrs. Benson spoke to the students about the different program degrees they offer, financial aid and scholarships, and how to create a budget based on the amount of net income the students make. Pictured are Vista College Rep Arica Benson and senior Health Science students.

Mrs. Arica Benson from Vista College in Beaumont was a guest speaker in the Health Science classes at VHS. Mrs. Benson spoke to the students about the different program degrees they offer, financial aid and scholarships, and how to create a budget based on the amount of net income the students make. Pictured are Vista College Rep Arica Benson and senior Health Science students.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

Shoplifter makes her charge worse

A shoplifter from Beaumont, who got caught with the goods, managed to makes things worse for herself when she struck out at those trying to stop her.

Twenty-four year old Stormie Lee Hernandez, of Beaumont, is now facing a second-degree felony charge rather than the class “B” misdemeanor theft charge she would have faced if she had just kept her cool.

According to a Vidor Police Department report, on Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at approximately 6:36 p.m., the Vidor Police Department received a call from the Walmart Super Store in the 1300 Block of N. Main Street reporting a theft in progress. The caller told the police dispatcher that two women were inside the store shoplifting.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

Harvey’s devastation inspires Vidor homebuilder

Vidorian/Randall Luker

This new home on Slaughter Street incorporated numerous industrial building techniques in its construction to avoid several pitfalls common to the area. Drilled piers elevated the home to avoid flooding and cracked foundations, closed cell foam insulation protects the subfloor and saves energy and a HardiBoard exterior, treated lumber and waterproof flooring protects from moisture.

Industrial innovations

After Hurricane Harvey, in the midst of flooded homes, piles of sheetrock, lumber and all sorts of waterlogged household detritus stacked along streets and roadways, local builder John Noddin had a vision; and an inspiration—to design and build affordable homes that can withstand almost anything Mother Nature dishes out.

Drawing on his years of experience working in in industrial settings and offshore, Noddin decided to incorporate tried and true industrial engineering features into residential homebuilding techniques.

“Seeing all that, I thought why not design a home that didn’t flood,” he said.

He began by specifying materials that would be as waterproof as possible, and then elevating the home to avoid flooding in the first place.

 

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Wed
26
Dec

VISD likely to become District of Innovation

Recently the Vidor I.S.D. School District of Innovation Committee met several times to discuss possible potential Texas Education Code policy changes that the school district might adopt if our school district were to become a TEA District of Innovation.

Over the course of three meetings the Committee discussed the pros and cons of adapting Texas Education Code regulations to the benefit of Vidor I.S.D. students and teachers. Two weeks ago the Committee met for the last time and voted to present their new Vidor I.S.D. District of Innovation plan to the Vidor I.S.D. Board of Trustees for their approval or rejection on January 21st 2019.

What is a School District of Innovation and how does it affect the children, teachers and patrons of the Vidor I.S.D.?

 

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Wed
21
Nov

Jimmie Carrol McManus

Carrol McManus, 62 was born Santa Rosa, California to James and Mary Jenkins on July 4, 1956. She passed away November 13, 2018 at Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas in Beaumont. A lifelong resident of Vidor, she was formerly employed by Wal-Mart. Carrol was known and loved by many people and touched their lives in many special ways. Survivors include Charles Estes of Vidor, TX, step-children Tammy Chapman and Frank Estes of Vidor, TX, and Theresa Catano and her husband Jose of Mauriceville, TX, 6 grandchildren Kristen Catano of Austin, TX, J.R. Mancil II of West Monroe, LA, Joseph Catano of Beaumont, TX, Daniel, Ray and Blaine Estes of Vidor, TX, 7 greatgrandchildren J.R. Mancil III, Jolynn Lopez, Presley Homin, Jody Mancil II, Alaina, Kohen and Easton Estes, and her loving dog Boo. Carrol was preceded in death by her parents James and Mary Jenkins, husband James Rusty McManus, son Robert Douglas Stokes, and daughter Sandra Renee` Williamson.

Wed
21
Nov

Lewis Dean Oldbury

Dean Oldbury, 89 of Vidor died Thursday, November 15th, 2018 at his residence in Vidor. A native of Aline, OK, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Dean was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Vidor. He was a painter with International Union of Painters local #130. Dean enjoyed working in his shop, barbecuing and gardening.

Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services was held at 10:00 am Monday, November 19, 2018 at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Vidor with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor.

Wed
21
Nov

Ginger Loftin

Ginger Loftin, 76, of Vidor, TX died Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont, TX. A native of Tampa, FL she was a longtime resident of Vidor. Some of the things she enjoyed doing was listening to music, loved dancing, going fishing and mowing her grass.

Visitation will be Friday, November 23, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with her funeral service at 12:00 p.m.

Ginger is survived by 3 daughters; Pam Loftin of Vidor, Cindy Anderson also of Vidor, and Bobbie Patin of Lumberton, TX, 1 grandson; Brad Anderson and 1 granddaughter; Kelby Loftin. Ginger was preceded in death by 1 son; Johnny Loftin and 1 grandson; Garrett Patin. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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