22
Dec
2016

Burn Permits

Posted by Katrina Smith
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Beginning January 1, 2017, anyone in the City of Vidor seeking a burn permit will need to go to Orange County Emergency Services District #1, located at 2351 Highway 12, Vidor. Restrictions for burning inside the city remain the same, but the location for issuing the required permit will change. 

The following items, while not an exhaustive list, shall not be burned: household solid waste, tires, petroleum products, putrescible waste, hazardous waste, construction or demolition waste, garbage or municipal solid waste, treated wood, furniture, carpet, electrical wire, appliances, diseased animal carcasses, or any other item thought by the federal, state, or local government to be a public nuisance or hazard.

For more information regarding the issuance of burn permits in the City of Vidor, feel free to call the City of Vidor at 409-769-0150, or Orange County Emergency Services District #1 at 409-769-8294.
 
15
Dec
2016

Holiday Closures

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City of Vidor offices, with the exception of the police and sanitation departments, will be closed on Friday, December 23, 2016 in observance of Christmas Eve and Monday, December 26, 2016 in observance of Christmas Day.  The sanitation department will run its regular routes so customers are advised to have their containers set out for pick-up by 6:00 a.m.  The roll-off dumpsters will be closed on Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 2016. 

City of Vidor offices, with the exception of the police and sanitation departments, will also be closed on Monday, January 2, 2017 in observance of 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.  The roll-off dumpsters will be closed on New Year's Eve, Saturday, December 31, 2016.

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!
 
 
23
Dec
2015

Happy New Year 2016

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Happy New Year 2016 in bold gold lettering with gold fireworks and star.With the exception of the police and sanitation departments, all City of Vidor offices will be closed on New Years Day, Friday, January 1, 2016. 

Trash pick up will run as scheduled on Friday, January 1, 2016. Customers are advised to have their containers set out for pick up by 6:00 a.m. 


Sanitation and Court payments may be placed in the appropriate drop box in the rear parking lot of the Municipal Building, or paid online at www.vidorpayments.com

On behalf of the City of Vidor, we wish everyone a safe and happy New Year!
 
 
11
Dec
2015

Merry Christmas

Posted by Katrina Smith
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The words Merry Christmas in white light on a black backgroud with an abstract Christmas tree in multi colored Christmas lights.In observance of the Christmas Holiday, with the exception of the police and sanitation departments, City of Vidor offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Thursday, December 24th. The sanitation department will run its regular route on December 24th, so customers are advised to have their containers set out for pick-up by 6:00 a.m.

City offices, with the exception of the police department, will also be closed on Christmas Day, December 25th. There will be no trash pick up on December 25th. The Friday routes will be picked up along with the regular Saturday routes on December 26th. Again, customers with service on these days are advised to have their containers 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 lot of the Municipal Building, or paid online at www.vidorpayments.com.

On behalf of the City of Vidor, Mayor Robert Viator, Jr. wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!
03
Dec
2015

Blue Santa Show & Shine

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Vidor police badge with blue santa claus hatIt's that time of year again! The Blue Santa Show & Shine is being held in the Vidor Walmart parking lot on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.  

Come support the Vidor Police Department Blue Santa Program and donate a toy to your favorite decorated vehicle.  You can also help by decorating your vehicle in a friendly Christmas theme and collecting toys on your vehicle!  There will also be a contest for the best decorated vehicle.  1st, 2nd, and 3rd place trophies will be awarded by a panel of Judges based on vehicle decorations. A People's Choice trophy will also be awarded to the one vehicle that receives the most donated toys!

If you would like to enter your vehicle please contact Detective Mark Steele at (409) 769-4561.
Thank you for your support!
03
Dec
2015

Vidor Classic Christmas Cruise

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vidor Classic Christmas Cruise on Saturday, December 12th from 2pm to 8pm. Food, Vendors, Cruise, Street Dance. Live music from NaNaSha. Tree Lighting at 6:30 p.m.  located at Capital one bank, 1255 N. Main St., Vidor, TX.
19
Dec
2014

Local Newspaper Now Online

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no one delivers local news like your local newspaper, now online.The Vidorian newspaper has gone digital!  You can now access the latest news, classifieds, columns/opinions, sports, and much more via your computer or mobile device by clicking the following link: www.thevidorian.com.  
19
Dec
2014

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

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City of Vidor Holiday Closings

In observance of the Christmas holiday, City of Vidor offices will be closed on Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24th and Christmas, Thursday, December 25th.  Also, city offices will be closed on New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1st. 

Please note the Sanitation department will run its regular route on Wednesday, December 24th.  There will be no pick up on Thursday, December 25th or on Thursday, January 1st.  The Thursday routes will be picked up along with the regular Friday routes on Friday, December 26th and Friday, January 2nd. Customers with service on these days are advised to have their containers set out for pick up by 6 am Friday.

On behalf of the City of Vidor, Mayor Kenneth Crawford wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and a safe and prosperous New Year!
 
04
Dec
2014

MAIN STREET CONSTRUCTION

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road closed, construction barriers, detour signSome of you have no doubt noticed the on-going construction on Main St. between IH-10 and the railroad tracks. This construction is part of an improvement to the sanitary sewer system. The pipes that are being replaced are the original concrete pipes and some of them have reached their life expectancy. The contractor for the job, T Con Inc. is utilizing a method of “pipe bursting” to replace the lines without having to completely trench the roadway. As a result of this type of replacement, large holes must be dug into the existing sewer system every 60 to 80 feet. Because of this, traffic is slow moving and backed up in this area. Your patience and cautious driving in this construction area is appreciated by other drivers as well as the construction workers. Everyone needs to remember that being a courteous driver is contagious and most other drivers take note. If you do not have time to be delayed in this area for the next week or so, you should plan an alternate route to avoid the area. This improvement to the sewer system is a little inconvenient right now but it will be short lived. Please be a safe driver and have a good holiday season!

Dave L. Shows, Chief of Police
02
Dec
2014

SHOP SAFELY!

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holiday shopping safety tips, safety first, family shoppingOut Shopping?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and I would like to remind everyone of using common sense in your travels around the area. If you are planning a long day of shopping, take a friend or family member with you. Let others know you will be out shopping. Carry your cell phone and communicate with friends and family often. Do not carry large sums of cash with you unless absolutely needed as flashing cash can very easily make you a target of thieves. Try not to over burden yourself in the carrying of a lot of packages. This makes you easy prey for the “grab and run” type of theft. Make trips out to your vehicle and deposit the purchased gifts in the trunk if at all possible. If your vehicle does not have a trunk or anyplace to place packages completely out of sight, you are subject to having them stolen. Yes, your car is locked and all that, but the windows break easily. Thieves think nothing of breaking your windows to get a known payoff. Your personal security is mostly in your own hands. If you start to your car and see anything suspicious or troubling, GO BACK INTO THE STORE and call police and/or security. Tell them what you saw and ask for an escort to your vehicle. Be ready to leave with your keys in your hand. Do not unlock your car with the key fob until you are in sight of your car!

Just a few tips hoping to make everyone’s shopping experience a little safer!
Dave Shows, Chief of Police