Vidor To Host A National Checkers Tournament June 1-2


Vidor, Texas is hosting a National Checkers Tournament!

The Second Annual District 8 and Texas State Championship Checkers Tournament will be held in Vidor on June 1-2, 2018 at The Holiday Inn Express. The Vidor Tournament is recognized as one of the National Tournaments in America.

  • Total Prizes - $2500
  • First Prize - $750
  • Adult Tournament Registration - $40
  • Novice Division Registration - FREE
  • Children and Youth Division Registration - FREE
  •  All ages are welcome, children encouraged!
  • Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on Friday June 1st
  • Friday Afternoon Lunch for Contestants
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 The tournament will be a 3-move ballot opening tournament for the ACF Sanctioned Tournament. The winner will be the District 8 Champion, which is a five state area of Texas, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Kansas. The Texas resident that wins will be recognized as the Texas State Checkers Champion.

The Amateur Championship will be a Go-As-You-Please.

Contact Watson Franks at or call at 409-201-2543 to register in advance. Director Watson Franks is a resident of Vidor and also a competitor at National Checkers Tournament.

Good luck to all of the contestants!! 


Hurricane Harvey Round 1 Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds
Related to Infrastructure and Buy-Outs/Acquisition

Notice is hereby given that the South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) is seeking input in order to determine community needs as it prepares to develop a Method of Distribution for $5,024,215,000 in Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Funds. The first meeting to obtain comments will be held as follows:

First Public Hearing - Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at Lamar University in the Galloway Business Building, Landes Auditorium, 4400 S. MLK Parkway, Beaumont, Texas, 77705.
The purpose will be to obtain community input regarding infrastructure and buy-out/acquisition needs in the Southeast Texas region to help develop a Method of Distribution (MOD) of funds.

Subsequent meetings related to the MOD will follow and be announced as time and date are determined.

The SETRPC will provide for reasonable accommodation for persons attending SETRPC functions. Requests from persons needing special accommodations should be received by SETRPC staff 24 hours prior to the function. Public hearings will be conducted in English. Requests for language interpreters or other special communication needs should be made at least 48 hours prior to a function. Please call (409) 899-8444, ext. 7516 for any accommodation needs.

Written comments may be submitted by hand-delivery, mail, fax or email by 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 31, 2018 to: Shanna Burke, South East Texas Regional Planning Commission, 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas, 77703; fax - (409) 347-0138; email -

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Memorial Day 2018

City of Vidor offices will be closed Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

The Sanitation Department will run its normal Monday route. Please have cans out by 6:00 a.m.

Anyone desiring to make a payment to either the Sanitation Department or the Municipal Court may use the appropriate drop box located in the rear parking lot of City Hall Municipal Building or go online to

The City of Vidor wishes everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.

City Pool Open Memorial Weekend

The Vidor City Pool will be open to the public from 12 noon- 7pm through Memorial Weekend on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. The pool will charge regular price for this weekend at $5 per swimmer. Memberships will be available as well as being able to pay and reserve parties and swim lessons. *FYI: Cash Only. 

2018 Vidor City Council

Left To Right, Back Row : Council Member Jane Hill, Council Member Gary Herrera, Council Member Kelly Carder, Council Member Angela Jordan

Left To Right, Front Row : Council Member Keith Buesing, Mayor Robert Viator, Council Member Misty Songe