Household Hazardous Waste Collection 2017

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission is hosting a Household Hazardous
Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event, Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Vidor High School parking lot located at 500 Orange St. in Vidor.
During this free event, the SETRPC is collecting items that could cause damage to your
health or the environment if they are disposed of improperly. Some of the items
include paints, cleaners, antifreeze, car batteries, used oil, insecticides, swimming pool
chemicals, and many others. For a complete list of acceptable materials, contact Bob
Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 ext. 7520.
Scrap tires will also be collected during this event. There is no charge for a participant’s
first eight tires. There will be a $1.00 charge for each additional tire. Oversized tires
are not accepted.
This event will be publicized through news releases, flyers, and newspaper
advertisements in the Beaumont Enterprise and other area newspapers. Television
commercials will also be broadcast on KFDM, KBTV, KBMT, and Time Warner Cable.
The Household Hazardous Waste and Scrap Tire Collection Event is a program of the
South East Texas Regional Planning Commission and the Texas Commission on
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444
ext. 7520


Vidor Rotarians to Host Community-Wide Garage Sale

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New green bus 2017
Vidor Rotary Club will host their Spring Community-Wide Garage Sale on Saturday, April 8 from 8:00 until noon at Woods Plaza parking lot. Spaces rent for $10 each, and must be reserved by Thursday, April 6.  Spaces can be purchased at JKeen’s Florist, or from Sally Andrews at Vidor ISD Administration.

“The event is always great, and we have a good turnout,” says Vidor Rotary Club President Tim Andrews. “This time we have a really neat treat. We will have our brand new green bus out there for children and youth to come take a free book home.  We are very excited to have the community come out and see the new bus, which continues taking food and books to children around town.”

There will be food for sale, as well as books, crafts, and garage sale items.  The public is encouraged to come out and shop.  Patrons keep all of the proceeds from their booths.


East Tram Closed To Thru Traffic

East Tram is closed to through traffic immediately for the next week to ten days. 

Residents of Tram will still be allowed to come and go as needed, but other traffic should take an alternative route. 

We apologize for the inconvenience, and we thank everyone for their cooperation.


GOALS Annual Spelling Bee


April 21, 2017
Lamar State College Student Gym
11:30am - 1:30 pm

 GOALS is once again getting ready for our biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual spelling bee, and we are looking for participants!

  A spelling team is made up of 3 people, and the entry fee is a $350 donation. Anyone in the community may participate. If you aren't able to get a team together, we would appreciate any donation. Super-hero costumes are welcome. Prizes!

 GOALS was established 23 years a go to address the literacy needs in outr area. We have one-on-one basic tutoring in reading, GED preparation, and English as a second language, free of charge. The money raised from this even will go to purchase student materials, GED test scholarships, and operational expenses.

 If you have helped or entered in the past, WE APPRECIATE YOU!

 Please contact the GOALS office if you would be interested in having a teamor sponsoring one.

 Call 409-886-4311 or email rhonda@goals-setx.com

 We hope to see you there!

Would you like to know more about how Texas cities work?


The Texas Municipal League has updated  'How Cities Work' for 2017.

A collection of articles describing the important functions and vital services cities provide, 'How Cities Work' is a useful reference and educational tool for both city officials and citizens. 

A copy can be found at https://www.tml.org/p/