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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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Tue
13
Jun

Kera Laneigh Teel Kyndal Kyndal Jae Teel

Kera Laneigh Teel, 19, and her infant daughter, Kyndal Jae Teel, both of Beaumont, died Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Kera was born on March 10, 1998, in Beaumont, to Mindy Chambliss Morris and Justin Morris. Kyndal’s father is Andrew Teel. Kera’s survivors include her husband, Andrew Teel; daughter, Alaya Teel; parents, Mindy and Justin Morris of Vidor; grandparents, Charlene Chambliss, Randy Massey, and Mary and Tommy Brown, all of Vidor; great-grandparent, Bernice Goines of Vidor; brother, Britt Morris of Vidor; sister, Tarra Whisenant of Vidor; mother-in-law, Tammy Myers and her husband, Malcolm, of Silsbee; father-in-law, Mark Teel and his wife, Lisa, of Evadale; sistersin- law, Candis Blythe and her husband, Travis; Jenna Myers; and Heather Myers, all of Silsbee; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Charles E. Goines and Larry Lewis Teague.

Tue
13
Jun

Lyman Frugia, Jr

Lyman Frugia, Jr., 93, of Rose City, TX dies Sunday, June 11th, 2017 at The Gardens Hospice in Beaumont, TX. He was a lifetime resident of Rose City and a member of First United Methodist Church of Vidor, TX. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. He retired from the Pure Oil/ Unocal Refinery in May of 1985. His love of baseball led to his involvement in Vidor Little League, both building the little league field and as a manager and umpire for the first Little League baseball teams. He also served as councilman and as mayor of Rose City. After his retirement, he was able to spend time with his new-found hobby of wood-turning. Working with wood brought him many hours of enjoyment.

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