Thu
05
Jul

Charles Dexter Watson

Charles Dexter Watson, 82, of Vidor died Thursday June 28, 2018 at Vidor Health and Rehab. He was born on August 21, 1935 in Liberty, Texas and was a lifelong resident of Vidor. He retired as Machinist Safety Engineer of Bayer Polysar, in Orange, Texas. His other careers consisted of police officer, firefighter, and emergency medical technician. He was a member at Central Baptist Church in Vidor, Texas. His favorite hobbies were fishing and controlling RC airplanes. Charles was married to Victoria Watson for 63 years and had three children, Charles Robert Watson and his wife Camelia Kay Petitt from Tomball, Texas, Victoria Lynn Watson Parker and her husband Jerry Allen Parker from Vidor, Texas, and Edward Lee Watson and his wife Carla Watson from Vidor, Texas. He had ten grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Sunday, July 1, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor.

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05
Jul

Bobbie Jane Williams

Jane Williams 81 of Vidor died Friday, June 29th, 2018 at her residence. A native of Garrison, Texas, she was raised in Orange, Texas, and was a longtime resident of Vidor. Jane was a member of First United Methodist Church in Vidor. She was an active member of the church acting as a past youth director and Sunday school teacher, she also helped with the shoebox ministries and was a member of the quilting club. Jane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She loved sports and was a LSU and Texas Ranger fan. When she was younger she enjoyed camping and fishing. Jane was well traveled. She was an avid reader and great homemaker. The past couple of years she has adored her cat Snowflake. Visitation will begin at 1:00 pm and the funeral service at 2:00 pm Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor with burial to follow at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Jane is survived by her husband of 62 years Bobby Williams of Vidor, TX, daughter Pamela J.

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05
Jul

Shirley Virginia McLain

Shirley Virginia McLain, 83, of Vidor, Texas went home to be with her Lord & Savior on Saturday, June 30, 2018. Shirley was born on February 17, 1935 in Nacogdoches, Texas to Freddie and Ida Belle Norton. Shirley graduated from Vidor High School and then received training as a Radiology Technician; she would retire from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital where she worked as a Radiology Technician for 39 years. Shirley was outgoing, caring, loving and selfsacrificing. She was a terrific mother, and a wonderful grandmother. She volunteered her time and energy at the United Christian Care Center in Vidor, and as a member of the Kitchen Team at 1st Baptist Church in Vidor. Shirley was a member of TOPS #TX345 of Vidor, and the Red Hat Society. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her. Shirley is preceded in death by her parents, Freddie and Ida Belle Norton; her loving husband of 48 years, Lester McLain; and a brother, Doyle Norton.

Thu
05
Jul

Dorothy Ann Powell

Dorothy Ann LeMare Powell, 85, of Premont died Sunday, July 1, 2018 at her home. She was a native of Beaumont. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00 A.M. at First Baptist Church in Premont. Burial immediately followed at Premont Cemetery. She is survived by daughters, Deanne Shaw and Donita Powell of Premont; sons, Terry Powell of Orange and Todd Powell of Abilene; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Barbara Stratton of Beaumont; and brother, Billy LeMare of Vidor.

 

 

Tue
03
Jul

Drainage workshops connects victims with agencies

BY George Garza

Orange County Commissioners’ Court held two public workshops recently for the purpose of holding discussions regarding the improvement of drainage in Orange County, the identification of problem areas, and possible partnership or coordination with other agencies including, but not limited to, the Orange County Drainage District, municipalities and TXDOT.

Orange County Judge Dean Crooks call the non-voting workshop meetings so that the public could query various government entities about their drainage issues with the hope of getting possible answers concerning workable solutions to those issues.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

Planning, Zoning Commission seat still vacant

By Randall Luker

No one has volunteered for the final seat on the six-person Vidor Planning and Zoning Commission although Vidor City Council has been actively seeking applicants for at least the past six weeks.

Mayor Robert Viator asked council members to submit qualified candidates’ names in mid-June when three seats were open, but only two were filled, leaving a single vacancy for a one year unexpired term.

 

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Tue
03
Jul

Entergy donates fans to Vidor seniors

By George Garza

The United Christian Care Center of Vidor recently received a generous donation of thirty box fans to be distributed amongst its over age 65 clients and disabled clients as needed. Entergy Texas was the wonderful donor who offered the floor fans for Vidorians who, for various reasons don’t have or cannot use air conditioning.

The Entergy Texas annual box fan donation program is called the “Beat the Heat” Fan Drive, and this year 1,300 fans are being distributed and delivered to a number of locations throughout the electric utility’s thirty- one Southeast Texas county service area.

 

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03
Jul

2018 Vidor Pirate football season tickets go on sale Monday

By Randall Luker

Vidor football season ticket holders may purchase their tickets for the 2018 season beginning Monday, July 9 at the Vidor High School gym beginning at 8 a.m.

“We’re gearing up for another exciting season of high school football,” noted Lori Mathews, VISD Athletic Secretary, as she announced the sale dates. “This year there will be six home games so season tickets will be $30 a seat.”

 

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03
Jul

Volleyball Tournament

These Vidor Junior high girls placed 2nd in a summer league tournament at LCM high school on June 28th. They are: Brandee Guidry, Jaden Lee, Emma Davis, Carlie Jordan, Faith Berg, Naomi Collier, and Breanna Schafer.

 

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03
Jul

Summer Reading

The Vidor Public Library held Summer Reading on Wednesday, July 27, 2018 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church Parish Hall. Professional Storyteller Dru Woods, pictured at left, with Young Audiences of Southeast Texas was the featured guest. She entertained the audience with stories, songs, audience participation, and puppets. The next program will be Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

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