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09
Aug

New Freshman

Incoming VHS freshman Blaine Holcombe and his mother Nicole were at the high school on Tuesday to register for classes. Blaine joins a large group of incoming freshmen eager to begin their high school careers.

 

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09
Aug

Band Practice

Band practice at VHS is off to a great staff, with new Director of Fine Arts Kara Phillips at the helm, assisted by Dennis Rowe and new assistant director and Vidor grad Carol Woodall.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Harvey-affected campuses receive special evaluations

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the Texas Education Agency announced Aug. 1.

Based on data reported to the agency during the past school year, the affected districts and charters encompass some 1,188 eligible campuses.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Hero packed lifetime of adventure into 27 years

By Bartee Haile

While Texans mourned the Aug. 14, 1840 passing of Henry Wax Karnes, none could deny that the red-headed Tennessean had squeezed a lifetime of adventure into his 27 years.

Arriving just in time to join the fight for Lone Star independence, Karnes served with daring and distinction as a scout and cavalry captain. Usually in the company of Deaf Smith, he flirted with death by slipping behind enemy lines to gather intelligence essential to the rebels’ ultimate success.

 

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Thu
09
Aug

Alan Melvin

Alan Melvin, 65, of Vidor, TX died Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at Oakwood Manor Nursing home. A native of of Freeport, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Alan retired from the City of Vidor after 22 years as a Maintenance Supervisor. He enjoyed fishing, watching western movies and going to the lake. He also enjoyed attending dog shows and raising and showing his champion German Shepherds. Visitation was Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held Monday, August 6, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with interment following at Restlawn Memorial Park.

Thu
09
Aug

Morris Gary “MG” Jacks Jr.

Morris Gary “MG” Jacks Jr., 63, of Vidor, TX died Wednesday, August 1st, 2018 at home. A native of Beaumont, TX he was a longtime resident of Vidor who worked for many years as a machinist and was also an inventor. MG also served in the U.S. Navy Air during the Viet Nam war. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, making gears and reading his Bible. Visitation will be Saturday, August 4, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services will be Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home with interment to follow at Williamson Cemetery.

Thu
09
Aug

R J Ladner

RJ Ladner, 71, of Buna, TX, passed away on Thursday, August 2nd, 2018. Rudy was born on September 25th, 1946 in Bay St. Louis, MS, to His parents Mrylin J. Mauffray and Ona Mae Mauffray who have both preceded him in death. RJ arrived in Buna, Tx 26 years ago by way of Long Beach, Mississippi. He was an avid fisher, hunter, gardener. RJ was a,” good ol’ corn fed country boy who had zero filter.” He never met a stranger and if He did, He would happily give them the shirt off his back. Every job needs a supervisor and RJ was keen on self-appointing himself for that position. One of his most enjoyable hobbies was race cars, having past experience working on them and racing them fueled his love for them. RJ had a down to earth nature and was an all-around good guy. If you knew RJ, it was apparent that he was always ready to cut up and if you were spending any time with Him, you should always be ready to eat whether you want to or not.

Thu
09
Aug

Price “Toby” Day, Jr.

Price “Toby” Day, Jr., 82, of Beaumont, TX died Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 at The Clairmont Beaumont. A native of Beaumont he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Price enjoyed listening to music and singing, water skiing, boating and spending time with his family. He loved his 2 dogs; Prissy and Chico. Visitation will be Monday, August 6, 2018 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Restlawn Memorial Park. Price is survived by his loving wife of 64 years Glenda Day, 1 son; Wesley Day of Beaumont, 1 daughter; Stacy Barnes and her husband Todd of Beaumont, 1 granddaughter; Ashlyn Barnes, 1 sister; Sandra Wiley, and 1 brotherin- law; Wayne Crawford and his wife Pat of Vidor. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Beatrice Crawford of Vidor and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Thu
09
Aug

Dora “Lynn” Johnson

Dora “Lynn” Johnson, 60 of Newton, Texas, passed away July 26th at her residence. She was born in Beaumont, Texas to the late Lloyd and Norma Hyatt. Lynn loved her many animals. Her beloved pet “Mimi” died with her. Cremation arrangements are pending. There will be a celebration of her life, August 11, 2018, Saturday, from 11-1 at Central Baptist Church, 1100 Old Hwy 90 E, Vidor, Texas. Lynn was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Kole of Vidor, Lloyd Hyatt of Corpus Christi, TX and her grandmother Freida Choate of Vidor. Lynn is survived by her sons Willie Linder of Port Neches, Greg Dobslaw of Montana and a daughter Angie Karas of Wisconsin and by her sister Cathy Humberson and brother Bobby Hyatt and her loving friend Mike Linder. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews and many friends. God bless Lynn and all her family.

Thu
02
Aug

Old 90 Bridge at Baird’s Bayou public meeting set

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will hold an open house public meeting to discuss the proposed bridge replacement of the Old US Highway 90 bridge at Baird’s Bayou, near Rose City, in Orange County, Texas. The meeting will be conducted in an open house format so the public can come and go at their convenience. No formal presentation will be provided. Staff will be available to answer questions. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Rose City City Hall, located at 370 Rose City Drive.

 

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