Lamar Institute of Technology named 'Best Community College in Texas' for 2018

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The Lamar Institute Of Technology

Lamar Institute of Technology recently has been named “The Best Community College in Texas” for 2018, and is ranked 26th in the U.S., according to the national educational ranking website Niche.com.

This website produces comprehensive rankings, report cards and profiles for K-12 schools and colleges throughout the U.S. Rankings reflect the entire college experience, from freshman year to life after college. Niche also provides in-depth profiles and assesses colleges to produce annual grade reports for each school.

The website also ranks schools annually based on public data culled from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and over 30 million college reviews and survey responses. Schools are judged on quality of academic programs, admissions, affordability and student life.

Dr. Lonnie L. Howard, college president, said, “I am delighted that we have been named the best two-year college in Texas for 2018. With a 92.8 percent job placement rate, as well as average first-year starting salaries for process operating graduates of over $77,000, this demonstrates not only is LIT helping to expand the middle class, but providing real opportunities to participate in the American Dream!”

LIT received 4 out of 5 stars in its national ranking. Statistics obtained from the DOE represent the most recent data available, from 2015-2017, according to Niche.

For this ranking, the website included post-secondary institutions where most degrees awarded are 2 years or fewer. The same methodology is used to produce the Overall Niche Grade for each ranked school, as well as additional community colleges.


Happy New Year!

City of Vidor offices will be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year's Day.

The Sanitation Department will run its normal Monday route. Anyone desiring to make a payment to either the Sanitation Department or Municipal Court may use the appropriate drop box located in the rear parking lot of the City Hall Municipal Building.


Final Stages of Debris Collection Begins


Orange County is entering the final stages of storm generated debris collection, with a projected completion date of January 14, 2018.

Household hazardous waste and E-waste collection will begin this week. Call the debris hotline for assistance if you have been unable to place all storm generated debris on the right of way.

• Projected completion date of January 14, 2018
• Private Property Completion date of December 21, 2017
• Orange County landfill Citizen drop off open through January 14, 2018 Monday – Saturday 8A - 5P

Orange County debris hotline is open Monday – Friday 8A - 5P.

For all debris related questions and information, please call 409-745-9809.


City Offices Closed For Christmas Holidays

City of Vidor offices, with the exception of the police department, will be closed on Monday, December 25, 2017 and Tuesday, December 26, 2017 in observance of the Christmas holiday. 

The sanitation department will NOT run its route on Monday, December 25th, but rather both the normal Monday and Tuesday routes will be picked-up on Tuesday, December 26th.  Monday and Tuesday customers are advised to have their containers set out for pick-up by 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning.

City of Vidor offices, except for the police and sanitation departments, will also be closed on Monday, January 1, 2018 for New Year's Day.  The sanitation department will run its regular route so be sure to have your container set out for pick-up by 6:00 a.m.  Sanitation and Court payments may be placed in the appropriate drop box located in the rear parking area of the City Hall Municipal Building or paid online at www.vidorpayments.com.

The City of Vidor wishes everyone a safe and joyous holiday season!


Semi-Pro Football Toys-for-Tots / Winter Classic


945 N. Tram Road
Vidor, Texas
December 16, 2017

Buy local (in Vidor: Wal-Mart, Dollar General, Family Dollar, and Dollar Tree) to support families without gifts for Christmas.

All money raised will go to purchasing more gifts. Bring a gift to get into both of the games for FREE! 

After all toys are collected, The Golden Triangle Seminoles will team up with Vidor high school football players to pass them out within the City of Vidor.

Upcoming Events

22 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Council Meeting 

01 12:00am - 11:59pm Easter Sunday

13 12:00am - 11:59pm Mother's Day
28 12:00am - 11:59pm Memorial Day

17 12:00am - 11:59pm Father's Day