Thu
06
Jul

Revel Thomas Brown Sr.

Revel T. Brown Sr., 87 of Vidor died Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 at his residence. A native of Gist, Kentucky, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Revel was a member of the Assembly of God in Mauriceville and was a member of the Carpenters Local Union #2007. He served his country in the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force during WWII and Korean War. Revel was an avid golfer and motorcyclist. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Saturday, July 1, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Revel is preceded in death by his parents William and Willena Brown, sons Revel Jr. and James Brown.

Thu
06
Jul

Betty Owers-Miller

Betty Owers-Miller, 67, died Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 in Beaumont, TX. Born in Beaumont she was a longtime resident of Sour Lake, TX who enjoyed reading, playing cards, traveling and working in the yard. Betty worked for the United States Postal Service in Human Resources and retired in 2009. She was also a former member of the Beaumont Woman’s Club. Visitation will be Saturday, July 8, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with a Memorial service beginning at 10:00 a.m.. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Betty is survived by 4 sisters; Louise Fulton and her husband James of Rose City, TX, Johnnie Sue Smith of Liberty, TX, Nelda Bass and her husband Jeff of Vidor, TX and Marion Owers also of Rose City, TX, along with numerous nieces and nephews. Betty was preceded in death by her parents; Leland and Daley Owers and 1 sister; Frances Stains.

Thu
06
Jul

Brandi Sanford-Blanchard

Brandi Sanford-Blanchard, 41, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Northeast Baptist Hospital in San Antonio. She was a native of Beaumont, a longtime resident of Vidor, and had lived in San Antonio for the last five years. Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. She is survived by her daughter, Emma White of Yreka, CA; parents, Charles and Deborah Sanford of Beaumont; sister; Tanya Lafley of Vidor, and her companion, Bill Gates of San Antonio.

Thu
06
Jul

Elisa Dominguez Canizales

Elisa Dominguez Canizales, 79, of Nederland, died Sunday, July 2, 2017 at Altus Hospice Center in Beaumont. She was a native of San Ignacio, and lived most of her life in the area. She worked at Texaco Research for a number of years, then worked and retired from the State of Texas as an administrative assistant with the Medical Transportation Division after 15 years of service. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10:30 Wednesday, July 5, 2017 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Port Arthur. Burial followed in Memory Gardens in Nederland. She is survived by her husband, Joe H. Canizales of Nederland, her two daughters, Elizabeth Batchelor of Vidor, Aran Rapsch of Salt Lake City, UT; five step children, Joe Canizales, Johnnie Canizales, Sandra Perez, Bebe Thomas and Steve Canizales; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her four sisters, Lide J.

Tue
13
Jun

Delinquent taxpayers risk bad publicity

By George Garza

The Austin Law firm that Orange County has engaged to collect its back taxes has Hºdecided to try first to shame Orange County taxpayers in to paying what they owe. According to a news release from Steve Bird of Linebarger, Goggan, Blair & Sampson, L.L.P., Attorneys at Law;

“The delinquent tax law firm hired by the local taxing entities announced today that they have begun the process of preparing a partial list of the delinquent taxpayers for purposes of publishing in the local media.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Sewer line grant meeting to take place next Tuesday

By George Garza

Some Vidorian Shopper readers may recall that two weeks ago, in a front page article, it was announced that the Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #1 (OCWC&ID#1) in a partnership with the City of Vidor will soon be taking applications for community development block grant funds to fix the house-to-street, privately owned sewer lines of Vidor residents who qualify as low to moderate income families.

 

On Monday of this week the OCWC&ID#1 announced that it would hold two public meetings concerning these available grant funds for any citizen who may or may not qualify for the grants to be held on one day next week.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Kids meet cops, deputies and firefighters at picnic

By George Garza

It was estimated that more than two-thousand children, ages from infants to teens attended the 22nd Annual Orange County Sheriff’s

 

‘Cops ‘n Kids Picnic’ at Claiborne-West Park last Friday. Parents and grandparents with baby carriages, day-care centers with Pre-K through 12 year-olds, Bible and church day camps with children of many ages, all made their way to the big pavilion at the park to mingle and interact with first responders from numerous police, fire and other first responding agencies.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Ladies Recognized

Evelyn Baker received the Lady Pirate Leadership Award (voted on by coaches) and Mallory Chilton received All Around Lady Pirate Athlete (decided by points) at the VHS Athletic Awards Banquet. These girls are outstanding athletes as well as great people. They are truly role models for the younger girls. Evelyn will go on to continue her softball career in college. Mallory is a sophomore who will continue to lead the program.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Summer Reading Camp

Kids in the Vidor ISD/Vidor Rotary Club summer reading camp studied insects during their first week. They made bugs to wear on their heads. The students are participating in the Vidor Public Library’s summer reading program, and will all achieve a goal of reading twenty books.

 

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Tue
13
Jun

Kiwanis Club of Orange awards scholarships

The Kiwanis Club of Orange recently presented two $1,000 scholarships to students from local high schools. The QB Culpepper Leadership Award was given to Bailey Noah, a graduate of Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School. Bailey will study telecommunications at Texas A & M University. Jared Dupree, a West Orange-Stark graduate, received the Ben Culpepper Leadership Award. He will attend the University of Texas-Austin, where he plans to study health and society.

The Leadership Awards are given in memory of QB and Ben Culpepper, father and son who have been involved in education, as well as the Kiwanis Club for years. QB was a founding member of the Orange Kiwanis and served as superintendent of the Mauriceville school district from 1931-1940.

 

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