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.

Wed
21
Nov

Carl James LeBoeuf

Carl James LeBoeuf of Conroe formerly of Vidor was called to his heavenly home on November 16, 2018 with his loving wife by his side.

He was born September 24, 1941 in Port Arthur,TX to Wallace and Rosita LeBoeuf.

He graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1960. He proudly served in the US Air Force from 1961-1964. And retired from Goodyear Tire and Rubber in 2002 after 34 yrs of service. Carl also served on Vidor City Council for several years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, extensive traveling, the Astros and the Texans, and his precious grandchildren.

Wed
21
Nov

Lester Burdette Keller

Lester Burdette Keller, 67 of Vidor died Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Vidor.

A native of Culbertson, MT, he lived in Vidor for the past five years.

Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of VIdor.

He is survived by his sons, Matthew Keller of Kentucky, Luke Keller and Chaz Keller both of Montana; daughters, Christena Trousil of Spicewood, and Ginny Woodhouse of Montana; a sister, three brothers and 13 grandchildren.



 

Wed
21
Nov

Girls take 4th place at basketball tournament

The varsity Lady Pirate basketball team made it to the semi-final round Saturday before being knocked out of the Nederland Lady Bulldog basketball tournament over the weekend.

Beginning play Thursday, the Lady Pirates defeated the Starks, Louisiana Lady Panther team 50-31 before being defeated by the Santa Fe Lady Indians 52-32.

Leading the Lady Pirates in the Starks win were Chriseline Quirante with 14 points and Americus Guerrero-Evans with 11 points. Macy Lear had 7 rebounds in the game.

 

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