Fri
10
Mar

Charles Delma Wells

Charles Delma Wells, Jr., 66, was born on October 29, 1950 to Charles Delma Wells, Sr. and Virginia Carolene Wells, in Port Arthur, Texas. He departed this life on Sunday, March 5, 2017, at his home in the Lakeview area of Vidor, Texas. Charles was a loving brother and uncle who had many varied interests among which were studying history, reading and watching science fiction works and an avid interest in rocks and geology. Charles was extraordinarily intelligent with an extremely high I.Q. His knowledge of history was such that you could mention any date or era in history and he could give you a wealth of information and facts relating to any time period. Charles’s intellect was only surpassed by his great heart, generosity and kind nature. He would gladly give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it.

Tue
10
Jan

Come and welcome Chief Carroll

The Vidor Police Department is inviting the people it serves to come to the Vidor City Hall on Thursday afternoon to meet the new Police Chief, Rod Carroll.

 

The police department is sponsoring a welcoming reception for our new Chief in the City Council Chamber from 3:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 12th.

 

Chief Carroll officially took over the duties of Chief of Police of the Vidor Police Department on Monday, January 2, 2017.

 

Carroll comes to the police department with twenty-seven years of law enforcement experience. The new Chief was selected from a field of twenty cops who had applied to replace retiring Police Chief Dave Shows. Carroll comes to Vidor having served most recently as an assistant Chief Deputy in the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office.

 

 

Tue
10
Jan

Senior beauties named

Pirates Escapades will be held Saturday, January 28, 2017 in the Vidor High School Auditorium beginning at 7:00 pm. Tickets will go on sale in the Vidor High School Band Hall beginning Monday, January 23, 2017. Tickets will be sold from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm each school day that week. All seats are reserved. Pre-show tickets are $10 each and $12 at the door the night of the show (if there are any left). Senior beauty nominees for the upcoming Pirate Escapades are, top to bottom, Kristen Davis, Karen Hudson, Cierra Singleton, and Jenna Smith. More pictures inside this issue.

 

 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Vidor fugitive is wanted by Sheriff

The Orange County Sheriff Office is asking for help from the people of Vidor in locating a fugitive from justice whose last known residence is in Vidor. Manuel Martin Galaviz, Jr., age 25, of Vidor, TX is wanted for arrest on a felony motion to revoke probation charges filed in Orange County related to burglaries.

 

Galaviz is also a fugitive from justice in Jasper County where he is wanted for arrest on an aggravated assault charge.

 

Orange County Sheriff’s Detective Janois Strause Grizzaffi said that Mr. Galaviz is about five-foot, eleven-inches tall and weighs about 165 pounds. Galaviz has also been known to display facial hair.

 

 

 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Two die in freeway head-on

Two motorists, whose names had not been released by authorities, died in an unusual head-on collision on I-10 in Rose City.

 

Shortly after noon on Tuesday, according to the Beaumont District Office of the Texas Department of Public Safety, highway patrol troopers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 10, near Vidor, in Orange County. The crash occurred near mile marker 858 on the west side of the Rose City Drive overpass.

 

According to reports submitted by investigating troopers to Sgt. Stephanie Davis, an Isuzu flatbed truck was traveling westbound in the inside lane of Interstate 10.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Pirates lose heartbreaker to Port Neches-Groves

By Randall Luker

 

The final seconds were decisive in a heartbreaking 41-40 loss to district rivals Port Neches- Groves Friday.

 

The Vidor Pirate varsity basketball team had already defeated the Indians twice this season in the Bridge City and Nederland tournaments, but in their first district meeting, poor shooting from the free throw line cost the Pirates.

 

The game see-sawed with the Indians up 10-9 after the first period, the Pirates led 18-12 after the Indians could just put up two points in the second, but in the third period, the Indians came up big, outscoring the Pirates 19-11 to regain the lead at 31-29. The Pirates settled down and outscored the Indians 11- 10 in the fourth.

 

 

 

Top scorers for Vidor were Elizabeth Torres with 7 points and Nicole Sanders with 6 points.

 

 

 

Tue
10
Jan

Freshmen girls rolling in district basketball

By Randall Luker

 

Coming off a long holiday break, Vidor girls’ basketball is back in action. In last week’s games, varsity went 1-1, junior varsity went 0-2 and the freshmen went 2-0.

 

The Lady Pirates hosted the Livingston Lady Lions Tuesday.

 

Varsity Lost to Livingston 48 - 44

 

Top scorers for Vidor were Jessica Trahan with 13 points and Rylea Rutledge with 10 points.

 

With the loss, the varsity team record is: Season 12 - 9; District 1 - 3.

 

The JV Lady Pirates lost to Livingston 37 - 21.

 

Top scorers for Vidor were Elizabeth Torres with 7 points and Nicole Sanders with 6 points.

 

 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Lions Club Fireworks Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the Vidor Lions Club fireworks drawing held on New Years Eve. Winner of the 1st prize ($175 value) was Teresa Simmons, bottom left photo. Winner of the 2nd prize ($148 value) was Lisa Rogers, top photo, and Cliff Welch, bottom right photo, was the winner of the 3rd prize ($62 value). Each is shown with their very happy family members. The Vidor Lions Club wishes to thank everyone in the community who supported our fireworks stand during New Years. Look for the stand to be open again for Texas Independence Day and Memorial Day.

 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

CREATE! Workshop: Scenic Styles January 28

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create the large-scale backdrops in stage plays or how artists create intricate large-scale murals for ceilings and walls? Using theatrical techniques to create large works on fabric, learn how to take a small design and turn it into a larger-than-life piece of artwork. Bring your own image of nature or use one we provide.

 

 

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Tue
10
Jan

Joyce Layfield

Joyce Layfield, 79, died Friday, January 6th, 2017 at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX. She was a longtime resident of Vidor, TX who loved to spend quality time with her family and grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday, January 9, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with her funeral service to begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Restlawn Memorial Park. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Alford Layfield of Vidor; 2 sons, Larry Layfield of Vidor and Darrell Layfield and his wife Nikki also of Vidor; 4 granddaughters, Heather Layfield, Erica Layfield, Haley Ridley and her husband Adam, and Kylie Layfield; 6 great grandsons and 3 sisters; Linda McDowell of Vidor, Mary Rutledge of Longview, TX and Patricia Horn of Arkansas. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters.

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