Around Vidor

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Independence Day 2016

picture of the declaration of independence laying on top of the american flagThis year marks the 240th anniversary of our nation’s founding. 
On Monday, July 4th, City of Vidor offices will be closed in observance of Independence Day. 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.

Please join the City of Vidor and Americans everywhere in celebrating 240 years of freedom!



Lions Club Independence Day Celebration

The flag of the united states of america

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!!


Public Medical Assistance

Legacy Community Development Corporation and Gulf Coast Health Center bring affordable health care to Vidor, TX and surrounding areas.

Vidor Kicking Off Marketing Campaign

By: Jessica Crawford
Courtesy :KFDM

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.

This is where home values have risen the most in Southeast Texas

By Elizabeth Robinson
Published 2:02 pm, Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Courtesy: Beaumont Enterprise

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."

Though at unequal rates, the value of homes in Southeast Texas are all increasing. 

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. 

Vidor and Kountze boast the biggest average increase in home values, with Vidor's 77662 zip code and Kountze's 77652 zip code each showing a 41 percent increase.

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.