Tue
15
Nov

“You owe them everything…”

By George Garza

 

The Vidor Junior High School National Junior Honor Society outshone themselves with this year’s Vidor Junior High School Veteran’s Day Program by bringing in a speaker who connected with all of the young people. Former Vidor I.S.D. Police Department Officer Jeff Courts moved the young teens to a spontaneous standing ovation after giving his keynote speech about veterans.

 

Officer Courts now a patrol officer with the Vidor Police Department did double duty during the program by donning his bonnet, kilt and sporran, blowing his bagpipes and marching alone into the gymnasium playing a stirring rendition of “Amazing Grace”.

 

Tue
15
Nov

Local option for Pine Forest annexation passes

By George Garza

When the City of Pine Forest voted 32 to 19 last May to approve the local option of legalizing the sale of beer, wine and alcohol within the city limits of that community, that approval did not apply to any other extraterritorial property adjacent to the city’s limits that might be annexed in the future.

 

 

Tue
15
Nov

OC Sheriff release names of suspects in highway abduction/murder

Last Wednesday, The Vidorian Shopper published a front-page news article about a sixty-one year Vidor man, Eric Stansbury, whom law enforcement investigators believe may have been either accosted or abducted along the freeway in Vidor at or before dawn on November 1st. Mr. Stansbury was later found dead, shot to death, in his own pick-up truck, in a vacant lot in Abbeville, Louisiana.

 

Tue
15
Nov

Pirates’ playoff hopes come

By Randall Luker

 

The 2016 Vidor Pirates season came to an end Thursday in Baytown as the Pirates fell to the Crosby Cougars 33-24.

In the first quarter, an explosive two play opening drive that saw Crosby’s QB Emmanuel Netherly score on a 53 yard TD run with 18 seconds gone was answered with a 7 play, 80 yard drive capped by QB Maverick Quirante’s 29 TD yard run with 7:46 on the clock. The two point conversion put the Pirates up 8-7 for their only lead of the evening.

 

Tue
15
Nov

Cheer Clinic

These girls participated in the VHS Cheerleader Cheer Clinic on October 29th. The girls were also invited to show what they had learned during the first quarter of the Pirate football game against Port Arthur Memorial on November 4th. The funds raised from the clinic will be used towards the upcoming leadership/cheerleading clinic that six of the junior cheerleaders have been invited to attend at the University of Hawaii this summer.

 

Tue
15
Nov

All Region Choir

Vidor High School students who were named to All Region choir and participated in the recent concert are: Mitchell Allen, Jaimee Cameron, Mallory Chilton, Seth Durham, Javier Espinoza, Jamie Forsythe, Shane Helms, Chance Kelly, Hannah Morris, Madaline Moyer McClendon, Morgan Roberts, Jenna Scholl, Meighan Shouse, Lexi Stevenson, Alton Teinert, and Cameron Teinert. Director is Mr. Bryan Brassard.Vidor High School students who were named to All Region choir and participated in the recent concert are: Mitchell Allen, Jaimee Cameron, Mallory Chilton, Seth Durham, Javier Espinoza, Jamie Forsythe, Shane Helms, Chance Kelly, Hannah Morris, Madaline Moyer McClendon, Morgan Roberts, Jenna Scholl, Meighan Shouse, Lexi Stevenson, Alton Teinert, and Cameron Teinert. Director is Mr. Bryan Brassard.

 

Tue
15
Nov

Mentor Moment: Meet Pirate Pal Gracie Quave

By Sally Andrews 

Gracie Quave chose to be a Pirate Pal, mentoring a fourth grader at Pine Forest Elementary, because she hopes to help a child succeed. She says, “I believe we have a responsibility to give back, and the best way to do that is by volunteering.” She goes on to say that, “This program only asks for thirty minutes a week. Statistics tell us that a child’s ability is impaired in learning in other subjects if their reading is impaired, so I consider this a worthwhile investment of my time.”

 

Tue
12
Jul

First reading of revised ordinance Thursday

By Randall Luker
 
Tue
12
Jul

New scoreboard goes up

In the top left photo, contract sign company workers begin the lift of the bottom half of the new scoreboard at Pirate Stadium recently. The 8,000 pound scoreboard arrived in two seven foot by forty-eight foot sections.
 
 
Tue
12
Jul

TOPS Awards

TOPS held awards night last Tuesday, July 5th. Ms TOPSI was June Rozzell and Ms KOPSI was Janis Linderman. TOPS is a non profit organization that meets Monday nights at First United Methodist Church.
 
 

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