Memorial Day Tribute 5/29

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The 2017 Memorial Day Tribute will be held at Vidor Veteran's Park. Everyone is welcome.

Lantern release (weather permitting), guest speaker, music and refreshments to follow ceremony. Bring lawn chairs if you like.

Monday, May 29 at 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Vidor Lions Veteran's Park
750 E. Freeway Vidor, TX


Congratulation 2017 Seniors!

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2017 VHS Seniors!


Vidorian Publisher Inducted into Hall of Honor

Adair Luker, Publisher of The Vidorian Newspapers, was inducted into the Gulf Coast Press Association Hall of Honor at the association’s annual meeting in Galveston. Making the presentation was Alving Holley, publisher of the Polk County Enterprise
Adair Luker,  Publisher of The Vidorian Newspapers, The Vidor Vidorian and The Vidorian Shopper, was inducted into the Texas Gulf Coast Press Association Hall of Honor at the association’s annual meeting held last week in Galveston. She served as president of the Gulf Coast Press Association 1970-71.

 Born October 27, 1922, in Elkhart, Texas,  Luker began her career in the newspaper industry at the tender age of 17 when she went to work for her father-in-law, A.H. Luker in Grapeland late in the year 1940.
 She enrolled in Sam Houston State College in Huntsville immediately after graduation from Elkhart High School. Following a year and a summer in college, she became the bride of Merle Luker whose father was owner of the Grapeland Messenger. Merle was serving in the Navy and deployed to the South Pacific, leaving his young bride with his family.

      She had a quick course in the basic operation of a weekly newspaper. With only “on-the-job” training, she began selling ads, proofing copy, and setting copy on a Lintotype. The change from hot lead to offset printing was welcome when Orange County Publishing Company converted to the modern method of printing.

 The Lukers came to Vidor on March 1, 1959 when the newspaper plant was still in Bridge City, In April, all of the equipment was moved from Bridge City to 120 North Main, Vidor, with only an office remaining in Bridge City.

  In March of 1961, the corporation launched another publication, The Vidorian Shopper, and discontinued the publication of the Bi-City Banner in Bridge City.

 Luker said she now has some plaques on her office walls from local clubs and organizations, making her proudly feel a welcome part of the community. These plaques include Outstanding Citizen Award and Outstanding Lifetime Achievements.

 Other distinguished journalists from the Texas Gulf Coast region inducted into the association’s Hall of Honor Saturday included Chad Ferguson (who covers Fayette County along with Colorado and Austin Counties at the Columbus-based Banner-Press newspaper), and editor Greg Peak of the Polk County Enterprise.

Memorial Day 2017

memorial day calender 2017City offices will be closed on Monday, May 29, 2017, in observance of Memorial Day, to honor those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice so that we may be free.

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. 


Rotarians Relocate Monday Meetings

rotary club smallVidor Rotary Club has long met at Capital One Bank on Mondays at noon. But with the upcoming closing of the bank, the Rotarians rolled up their sleeves and moved their show across town to First United Methodist Church, where they now meet on Mondays at noon inside the church building.They have also rented a room in the Katie Pittman Activity Center to store the hundreds of books they have accumulated for their green bus Read and Feed program, which this summer will feed children eighteen and under Monday through Thursday beginning on June 5 and ending July 13. At that time, the Rotarians will resume their once-weekly summer book and lunch delivery.

The club is collaborating with Vidor ISD on summer feeding, and as always, will maintain their Flags on Main Street and Flags in the Park programs, hold their annual chili dinner on election day in November, award scholarships to graduating Vidor High School seniors, and host community-wide garage sales.  Vidor Rotary is a service club under the umbrella of Rotary International.

Sally Andrews
Coordinator of Community Relations
Vidor Independent School District
120 E Bolivar
Vidor, TX 77662

Upcoming Events

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

08 7:00pm - 9:00pm City Council Meeting 
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