Around Vidor

  • 4NS Festival
  • Bird NS2
  • CHtree gallery
  • David House sm
  • Eyes NS3
  • NS1 tree
  • V memorial 3 -gallery
  • big buc -gallery
  • boat
  • clothes vidor shops 3 -gallery
  • david memorial 2
  • first baptist church sm
  • flagsmemorial
  • gumbo house food -gallery
  • high school -gallery
  • homecoming ffa float -gallery
  • memorial 2 -gallery
  • methodist church 2 sm
  • nick nacks vidor shops -gallery
  • nyp pizza - gallery
  • park memorial -gallery
  • pirates -gallery
  • vhs band -gallery
  • watertower
  • woogies -gallery
  • xmas classic cruise -gallery

Vidor Lions accepting names for engraving at “Fields of Freedom”

The Vidor Lions are currently accepting names for engraving on the military ledgers at the Vidor Lions Veteran’s Park “Fields of Freedom”.

The five large granite ledgers currently in the park include the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine branches of service. In addition the park has a granite ledger listing names of soldiers killed in action (KIA). The Army ledger is limited on the amount of space left for engraving. Once the current Army ledger is full additional application will not be accepted until which time another ledger can be erected.

Request for applications are available by contacting the Vidor Lions club through request at or by calling Joanne Ledger at (409)828-1322.

Use either contact above if you have any questions.

Applications can also be picked up at Goin Postal on Main Street and the Vidor Public Library on East Boliver Street.

Applications must be accompanied by proof of honorable discharge (i.e. form DD214). On KIA wall engraving proof required of KIA status. Forward the application along with $100 either in check or money order for engraving to Vidor Lions Club, 111 N. Main St. #130, Vidor, Texas. All funds go toward engraving or maintenance of the Veteran’s Park.

Even though the park is in Orange County soldiers listed on the granite ledger do not have to be from Vidor or Orange County.


Donations Enhance Pirate Pride Park

picture of pirate pride park in vidor, texas. shows monkey bars and merry go round

As the result of another successful annual plant sale on April 13, 2016, the Azalea Garden Club of Vidor donated $500 to the City of Vidor Parks Department for playground enhancement at Pirate Pride Park.

Pirate Pride Park is adjacent to the Vidor Public Library at 440 East Bolivar, and is enjoyed by people of all ages. Often parents bring their young children who enjoy the playing area as the adults get their exercise on the park’s ¼ mile asphalt walking track.

With the Azalea Club’s donation, the Park Department is continuing the upgrades to the playground area with a softer ground material called Kiddy Crush Mulch. This toxic-free, approved material is used in many area parks and playgrounds with a goal of increased safety.

Once again Pirate Pride Park is the recipient of the benevolence of numerous volunteers and local residents who are volunteering their time and donating money to make Vidor a better place of all of us.

If you are interested in donating to Pirate Pride Park, please contact Claude Taylor, Park supervisor, at 409-769-0212, extension 3, or by email at


Free Comic Book Day 2016

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Lyons Den in Vidor, Texas is one of thousands of comic book shops around the world celebrating the biggest day in the comic book industry and comic art form, Saturday, May 7th. On Free Comic Book Day, (AKA The first Saturday in May)  over 5.6 million comic books will be given away by participating stores worldwide, introducing as many people as possible to the wonders of comic books!


“Free Comic Book Day is a great event for the whole community. The variety of stories that are told in modern comics today ensure that readers of all ages — children, teens, and adults – can find something appropriate that will stir their imaginations,” said Kelly Lyons, owner of the Lyons Den.

Celebrating its fifteenth year, Free Comic Book Day has proven to be an annual success, introducing new readers to the wonders of comics the first Saturday of May, every year. “Even if you have never picked up a comic book, we want to welcome everyone into the Lyons Den on May 7th, because there are so many amazing things to discover through comics, and we can’t wait to share them.”

"This is our 4th year at the he Lyons Den celebrating Free Comic Book Day, offering the community a fun, family-oriented event where everyone can find a comic they will enjoy. We will be giving away about three thousand books. We at the Lyons Den want to spread the word that comics are perfect for today’s times," Lyons continued. "Recently comic books and graphic novels have been propelled to the front ranks of pop culture, many being adapted into movies. Comics are a fun and enduring form of entertainment for readers to dive into as imagination comes to life with the turn of every page. The firstSaturday of May has been and will continue being a big day in the comic book world.”

Regular updates, information about comic books, and a list of participating publishers and their free comics are all online at
Free Comic Book Day kicks off at 12:00 p.m. and runs until 5:00 p.m. at the Lyons Den located at 365 North Main in Vidor, Texas. Call 409-783-3393, visit our store website at or follow us on Facebook for more information.


Vidor ISD to Host Spring Arts Afternoon

Vidor ISD to Host Spring Arts Afternoon

Vidor Independent School District will host Arts Afternoon on Friday, April 29 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the VISD Administrative Annex, 200 S. Archie Street. The afternoon will feature some amazingly talented young people from Vidor High School and Vidor Junior High who will have artwork on display. According to Assistant Superintendent Johnny Ross, “We have had some fabulous art in the past....