Vidor Christmas Cruise to be bigger and better
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce is promising this year's Main Street Market and Classic Christmas Cruise will be bigger and better than ever before.
Charlotte Ragan, a member of the Vidor Chamber's Board of Directors said there will be more activities, more prizes, and more vendors, as well as the Cruise's traditional fare of classic cars, Christmas Tree lighting, music, entertainment and Santa.
"The Cruise, which is happening on Saturday, December 8th, will be the 18th Annual Vidor Chamber of Commerce Classic Christmas Cruise," Ragan said. "And this year we will be adding some features. First of all, for all of our Cruisers, we're adding some prize categories so that means First through Fifth Place trophies. And they are going to be some gorgeous trophies. So Cruisers, make plans to be there. The Cruiser entry fee is two non-perishable food items or one new toy of $10 or more value to be donated to Operation Blue Santa or a $10 donation. All Cruiser entry fees will be donated to charity."
Ragan said during this year's Cruise from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Woods Plaza Event Center at 185 North Main Street, there would be musical entertainment provided by various choirs starting at 4 p.m., with the sounds of "Louisiana Cajun Express" following the choirs. And, of course, the traditional Vidor Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony will happen sometime after dark. And Santa will be there!
The Director also said that there will be four food vendors at the Cruise this year including bar-b-cue, gumbo, and pork-a-bobs. There will also be a number of retail and craft vendors set up at the Cruise so that you might find that special Christmas gift for a loved one.
"We're hoping more vendors decide to participate by setting up a table at the cruise," said Ragan. "In fact, we have a sponsor that will cover half of the vendor fee of $50 to sell their wares at the cruise. So for $25, you could set up a table and a tarp, (bring your own tables and tarps, please) and we have electricity for you. We will also have room inside the Woods Plaza Event Center for a few vendors. For more information, you can call the Chamber office at 409-658-8888 or send a message to us on our Facebook page at www. facebook.com/Vidor-chamberofcommerce/.
Vendors will find a vendors entry form on the Vidor Chamber of Commerce Internet website at www.vidorcoc.com/ events. Vendors can also pay their entry fee at the PayPal link on another page of the Chamber's website www.vidorcoc. com/joinus. Remember the vendor fee is only $25 and not the $50 listed on the form."
Be sure to be at the 18th Annual Vidor Chamber of Commerce Christmas Cruise from 2 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the Woods Event Center parking lot, 185 N. Main Street in Vidor on Saturday, December 8.
City of Vidor seeks residents in need of Housing Assistance Program
The City of Vidor is trying to identify, contact, and possibly assist those homeowners who have been affected by Harvey and still need some assistance. There are a variety of programs available through a variety of funding sources, so it can get confusing and be very frustrating for those involved.
"Until we identify who needs assistance, we cannot yet pair them up with the best program to fit their needs," Mike Kunst, city manager, said in a press release. "Regardless of the homeowner's situation, we are asking anyone who needs help or may need help in the future, to contact the City so we put them on a list. We need a list of properties, owners, and contact information. If you have a neighbor who may need assistance, or know of a vacant property, please contact us either by the phone number or email address found below."
The city of Vidor will hold public meetings at 2:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on December 4, 2018, at Vidor City Hall, 1395 North Main Street, Vidor, Texas regarding the submission of an application to the Texas General Land Office for a Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG-DR) grant. The purpose of this meeting is to inform citizens of the CDBG-DR funding available to the City for housing assistance and acquisition/buyout and allow citizens an opportunity to provide comments for the development of the City's proposed plan for implementing the CDBG-DR program.
A quick checklist of items you will need to complete the application process can be found here
"Harvey recovery is a long-term effort, and we must continue to work together in helping those who need assistance," Kunst said.
The City encourages citizens to participate in the development of this CDBG-DR application and to make their views known at these meetings.
Citizens unable to attend these meetings may submit their views and proposals to Mike Kunst, City Manager, at 1395 North Main Street, Vidor, Texas 77662.
Contact Mike Kunst
2018 Chamber Classic Christmas Cruise & Main Street Market
2018 Chamber Classic Christmas Cruise & Main Street Market
Woods Plaza Event Center
08 December 2018
The Vidor Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend this free family event. Come stroll through the lines of beautiful cars on your way to see what the vendors have in store for you all the while listening to the great live entertainment! 2-9 @ the Woods Plaza Event Center December 8th
SETRPC - Whole Community Invitation
A Community Briefing on the SETRPC Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack (CCTA) Grant
Year One Accomplishments
Year Two ObjectivesOVERVIEW: In July 2017 the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) was one of five Texas entities awarded a 3-year grant from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Preparedness (CCTA) in the amount of $1,076,336.
SETRPC partnered with two DHS Centers of Excellence – the University of Houston, who is providing primary grant related support for the project, and the University of Maryland (START), who is conducting research and providing a micro portal site for SETRPC.Great strides in SouthEast Texas Complex Coordinated Terrorist Attack Preparedness have been made in the last year with many more to come in Year 2. The briefing will provide a high- level overview of where we have been and where we are going. There will also be a segment on individual preparedness for citizens and the public is invited to attend.
WHAT: Whole Community CCTA Briefing
WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
WHERE: Orange County Convention and Expo Center
11475 FM 1442
Orange, Texas 77630