Tue
06
Jun

Billy Ross Ricks Sr.

Billy Ross Ricks Sr., 84, of Vidor died Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 at his residence. A native of Grand Cane, Louisiana, he was a longtime resident of Vidor. Billy served his country in the US Army for 20 years and served in the Korean War and the Vietnam conflict. He was a truck driver for 13 + years after he had retired from the military. Visitation began at 6:00 pm Sunday, June 4, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home of Vidor. Funeral services were held at 2:00 pm Monday, June 5, 2017 at Memorial Funeral Home with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. Billy was preceded in death by his wife Shizuko “Sue” Ricks, daughter Shirley Ricks, brothers Bobby, Jackie and Walker Ricks, sisters Mozelle Weghorst and Carnelle Head. He is survived by his sons Billy Ricks Jr.

Tue
06
Jun

Delores Ann Smith

Delores Ann Smith, 83 of Vidor, passed away Friday June 2, 2017. She was born March 27, 1934 in Nederland, Texas to the late Mr. Joseph Ovey Guidry and Mrs. Marie Ada East Guidry. She made her home in Vidor with her husband and family, working as a self-employed caregiver during her life. She was a feisty woman who loved the Houston Astros and Dallas Cowboys. Delores loved to fish and work in her garden. Spending time with her grandchildren made her very happy. Her excellent cooking skills are a treasured memory for all her loved ones. She is preceded in death by her husband, James R Smith; sons, Gary Smith, Michael Smith, Randy Smith and Clint Smith; brothers, J.C Guidry, Dalton Guidry, Donald Guidry, Roland Guidry, and Olen Maxell.

Tue
06
Jun

WILLIAM HAMILTON TINLIN, III

WILLIAM “Bill ” Hamilton Tinlin, III, 58, of Albuquerque, NM, died Tuesday, May 23, 2017. Funeral services were held at Riverside Funeral Home, Albuquerque, NM, Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. Survivors include his mother, Marie K. Tinlin; his wife, Sandra Tinlin; sons, Jared Daniel Tinlin and Jason Robert Tinlin; daughter, Jenny Hatcher; and son, William Hamilton Tinlin IV. He is also survived by his brother Kyle Tinlin.

Tue
06
Jun

Mary Eleanor Steward

Mary E. Steward, 78, of Vidor died Friday, June 2, 2017 at Altus Gardens Hospice Facility in Beaumont. A native of Beaumont, she was a longtime resident of Vidor and Beaumont. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 5, 2017 at Eastgate United Pentecostal Church with burial following at Restlawn Memorial Park in Vidor. She is survived by her husband, Fred Steward Sr. of Vidor, daughters Cindy Venter of Hamshire, Carol Steward of Vidor, Melissa Tappe of Vidor, and four grandchildren.

Tue
30
May

Class of 2017 moves to its future

By George Garza

 

Several thousand Vidorians turned out at Beaumont’s Lamar University Montagne Center on Saturday morning to watch their loved ones’ matriculate into adulthood. Parents, grandparents, relatives and friends looked on proudly as 262 members of the Vidor High School Class of 2017 marched together, for the last time, onto the floor of the Montagne arena for their high school commencement ceremony as the Vidor High School Band performed “Pomp and Circumstance”.

 

Tue
30
May

Texas Bar-B-Q Festival is this weekend

The 37th annual 2017 Texas Bar-B-Q Festival will be held at Conn Park on Friday, June 2nd from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, on Saturday June 3rd from 10:00 a.m. until midnight and on Sunday, June 4th from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Conn Park in Vidor at 166 South Street.

 

This year’s Texas Bar-B-Q Festival promises fun, food and entertainment for families of all sizes and ages. For a mere $10 per person (ages 13 and above), you can park for free and enjoy great musical entertainment like Travis Matte and the Kingpins or New Orleans band Bag of Donuts. $5.00 a day is the cost for five years-old through twelve years-old. And everyone under age five gets in free.

 

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Tue
30
May

You may qualify for money to fix your sewer line

By George Garza

 

The Orange County Water Control & Improvement District #1 in a partnership with the City of Vidor will soon be taking applications for grant funds to fix the house-tostreet, privately owned sewer lines of Vidor residents who qualify as low to moderate income families. OCWC&ID#1 General Manager, Norman Blackman said that the City of Vidor in partnership with the water district has been awarded a community development block grant that should allow the Water District to arrange to have a contractor replace some 110 privately owned sewer lines that run from homes in central Vidor to the new sewer mains running in front those houses. However, stipulations of the grant funding require that sewer line repair projects only be awarded to residents that meet the low to moderate income requirements of this State of Texas grant fund

 

Tue
30
May

Graduate Awards

Salutatorian Cierra Singleton received her plaque from Mr. Travis Maines

 

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Tue
30
May

National Checkers Tournament this weekend

The ACF District 8 & Texas State Championship Checkers Tournament will be held in Vidor, TX on June 2-3, 2017 at the Lakewood Community Center. This is recognized by the American Checker Federation as one of the major National Tournaments in America.

 

The top placing player of the tournament that resides in District 8 will be the District 8 Champion which is a five state area of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. The Texas resident that places highest in the tournament will be recognized as the Texas State Checkers Champion.

 

 

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Tue
30
May

Library Amnesty

Vidor Public Library patrons will have an entire month to check under the bed, behind the television, DVD or CD player or any other place long forgotten or misplaced overdue items checked out from the library and return them without penalty during the library’s June amnesty. According to librarian Colette Turner,

“ Library patrons who have overdue materials, library books, DVD’s, and CD’s, no matter how long they have been checked out, may return them with all fees and fines waved for each item.” Turner said the no fee-no fine amnesty period is only good during the month of June and that the items must still be in good condition.

 

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