Please join the City of Vidor and Americans everywhere in celebrating 240 years of freedom!
Vidor lions club is inviting you to our Independence Day celebration! It will be July 2nd from noon until 5pm at the Field of Freedom Veterans Park (Gould Park).
There will be face painting, bouncy houses, water slides, clowns, and more. Wristbands are for purchase for $10 and are good for all day. You can also dunk the one and only Ray Ruggles (aka robo cop).
Please bring your friends and family and come enjoy a day of fun and celebrate with us. All proceeds will go to the vidor lions club. Hope to see you there!!
The city of Vidor has started a marketing campaign to attract more residents. The effort is a part of the city's "Pride and Progress initiative.
"We had never done a media campaign and we just thought it would be a good way to get the message out," says David Slaughter, a Vidor city councilman. Slaughter says the city is offering tax abatements and other incentives for people who want to move to the city and build homes.
The goal of the campaign is to make residents of the Golden Triangle consider moving to Vidor instead of other areas. "We want to be able to compete with these guys for new citizens and new residents to move in," says Slaughter.
Council members say they're discussing more ways to advertise the city.
Last month, the Washington Post released an interactive map and series of articles illustrating uneven recovery in housing markets across America. The data of home values from Black Knight Financial Services spans from 2004-2015, offering a glimpse of American households before, during and after the recession.
Texas as a whole shows an increase in home values "better than most" of the United States. Meanwhile, home values in the eastern part of the country rose an "average" over a decade, and clusters near Chicago, the upper East Coast, Florida and California have fared "worse than most."
The zip code 77707 shows the smallest increase in home values at 18 percent, which is less than the average for the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro yet about in the middle of the national average. Home values in Beaumont and Port Arthur generally have risen the least.
Areas in Hardin County, Mid-County and Orange County show bigger increases.
Home values in Lumberton, Groves, Nederland, Bridge City and parts of Orange have all risen at least 30 percent.
Many Texas cities' populations have exploded, but the population in the Beaumont-Port Arthur metro hasn't increased. Still, real estate markets have shown steady progress and income increased the fifth most in the U.S. in 2015.
Saturday (6/4) and Sunday (6/5) of this week will be regualr priced.
Monday (6/6) and Tuesday (6/7) - $1.00 swim to make up for inclement weather.
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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. Please join the City of Vidor, the Vidor Lions Club, and Americans everywhere in celebrating 239 years of freedom.
We welcome our new Mayor and new and returning Council Members and wish them much success serving the citizens of the City of Vidor in the forthcoming term.