Tue
03
Jul

Shirley Virginia McLain

McLain, 83, of Vidor, Texas went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Shirley was born on February 17, 1935 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Freddie and Ida Belle Norton. Shirley graduated from Vidor High School and then received training as a Radiology Technician; she would retire from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where she worked as a Radiology Technician for 39 years. Shirley was outgoing, caring, loving and selfsacrificing. She was a terrific mother, and a wonderful grandmother. She volunteered her time and energy at the United Christian Care Center in Vidor, and as a member of the Kitchen Team at 1st Baptist Church in Vidor. Shirley was a member of TOPS #TX345 of Vidor, and the Red Hat Society. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Freddie and Ida Belle Norton; her loving husband of 48 years, Lester McLain; and a brother, Doyle Norton.

Tue
03
Jul

Mildred Raye Gilbreath

Mildred R. Gilbreath 77 of Orangefield died Monday, June 25th, 2018 at her residence. A native of Kirbyville, TX, she was a longtime resident of Orangefield. Mildred was a charter member of Pecan Acres Baptist Church and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star chapter#914 in Vidor. She was also a member of the Daughters of the Nile and fund raised a lot for the Shriners Hospital for Children in Galveston. But she enjoyed being with her family more than anything else. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Pecan Acres Baptist Church in Vidor with burial to follow at Stephenson Cemetery in Vidor. Mildred is preceded in death by her parents A.J. and Tommie Stephenson and sister Yvonne DeRamus.

Tue
03
Jul

Cheryl Ann Frederick Eaves

Cheryl A. Frederick Eaves, 66, of Mauriceville died Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at Clairmont Nursing Home in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, she was a longtime resident of Mauriceville and was a LVN. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A memorial service will be announced at a later time. She is survived by her children and grandchildren: Jimmie Sisk of Pearland; Jessica of Mauriceville; Jeremie of Lumberton; Lindsey of Benton, IL; brother, Mike Frederick of Beaumont; sister, Tennie Allen of Port Neches; and 13 grandchildren.

 

 

Tue
26
Jun

Cops ‘n Kids Picnic resounding success

By George Garza

More than 2,000 children and their parents and adult sponsors attended the 23rd Annual Orange County Sheriff’s Office “Cops ‘n Kids Picnic” at Claiborne West Park the week before last. Almost every first responder agency from Orange County, and a few from beyond the county, set up booths, tables and stands to greet the kids and show them a really good time.

Thanks to generous donations of area businesses and civic organizations, the Sheriff’s Office has been able to sponsor the Cops ‘n Kids Picnic every year since 1995 in the relaxed setting of the scenic park where children of all ages can meet and speak one-on-one with a police officer

 

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Tue
26
Jun

Council meeting mostly routine, with few exceptions

By Randall Luker

Most of Thursday’s Vidor City Council meeting agenda relates to approving contracts or agreements for professional services with firms previously approved to work with the city on proposed Hurricane Harvey grant projects, either in grant writing or engineering services, but several agenda items fall outside those parameters.

Pirate Pride Park on East Bolivar could see further development if council members approve the submission of a Community Partner Playground Agreement with KaBOOM! for a community- built playground grant and it is awarded. Grants up to $15,000 are available to qualified applicants.

 

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Tue
26
Jun

Local grant funds at work

The City of Vidor is replacing culverts along Oakland Street in the Maplecrest Addition courtesy of a $10,000 grant from the Sabine River Authority to help local entities with drainage improvements following Hurricane Harvey. The culvert replacements on Oakland is in anticipation of the city rehabilitating the street using FEMA Harvey Recovery grant funding.

 

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Tue
26
Jun

Rotary Guest

Julie Reid from Nehemiah’s Vision was the guest speaker at Vidor Rotary Club on Monday, June 18. She is pictured with Sharon Grissom, incoming Vidor Rotary Club president.

 

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Tue
26
Jun

Ribbon Cutting

The Vidor Chamber of Commerce welcomed new member Lone Star Housingof Texas to the Vidor area with an official ribbon cutting. Located at 17261 IH-10, this business is already working at being an asset to our community through more than one outreach program. Be sure to give Russ Smith and his crew a call at 422-0210 for your manufactured home needs.

 

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Tue
26
Jun

Ryan “Frenchie

Ryan “Frenchie” Romero passed away from this life at the age of 98 on June 19,2018. He was born September 23, 1919 to Marie and Joseph Romero in New Iberia, La. He was a longtime resident of Vidor. Visitation will be Friday, June 22, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Turning Point Church. A celebration of Ryan’s life, given by Brother George Gau, will be Saturday, June 23, at 10:00am at Turning Point Church, 3600 North Main St., Vidor, Tx. He was married to Addie Eaves. They celebrated 76 years of marriage before her passing in 2015. Ryan was owner of Ryan Romero Excavating. He was a heavy equipment (dragline) operator for most of his life. He was well known as one of the best and worked all over the United States with his Bucyrus-Erie Dragline. With a 4th grade education, he could figure dirt work to perfection in his head. When he retired from excavating, he turned to gardening and barbequing. He loved raising vegetables for his family and friends.

Tue
26
Jun

Audrey Dean Rogers

Audrey Dean Rogers, 79, of Vidor, TX died Monday, June 18th, 2018 in Beaumont, TX. A native of Tyler, TX she was a longtime resident of Vidor and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Audrey liked to cook and listen to audio books, was an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast and very involved in raising her grandchildren. Visitation will be Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m.. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Audrey is survived by 3 daughters; Gina Irwin and her husband Donald of Vidor, Toni Anderson and her husband Marvin of Colville, WA and Angela Moore and her husband Jeff of Orange, TX, 3 grandchildren; Jennifer Camp, Janie Nace, and Jeffery Moore and one great-granddaughter Samantha Nace. Audrey was preceded in death by her husband; Paul Rogers, son; Paul Clifford Rogers, and her parents; Roger and Ida Williams.

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