Around Vidor

  • 4NS Festival
  • Bird NS2
  • CHtree gallery
  • David House sm
  • Eyes NS3
  • NS1 tree
  • V memorial 3 -gallery
  • big buc -gallery
  • boat
  • clothes vidor shops 3 -gallery
  • david memorial 2
  • first baptist church sm
  • flagsmemorial
  • gumbo house food -gallery
  • high school -gallery
  • homecoming ffa float -gallery
  • memorial 2 -gallery
  • methodist church 2 sm
  • nick nacks vidor shops -gallery
  • nyp pizza - gallery
  • park memorial -gallery
  • pirates -gallery
  • vhs band -gallery
  • watertower
  • woogies -gallery
  • xmas classic cruise -gallery

Labor Day 2016

celebrate labor day in red on blue background with workers In observance of Labor Day, City offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016. The Sanitation Department will run its normal Monday route. To ensure pick-up, cans must be out by 6:00 a.m. 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.  Have a safe and relaxing holiday!

School Bus Safety Reminder

A chart describing examples of when a driver must stop for a school bus.A reminder from Officer Matt Custer on when you MUST stop for a school bus.

School starts on Monday, our children will be excited to ride the Big Yellow Bus! Please watch out for them.

First time Pre-K and Kindergarden parents we hope your day is not too stressfull. All you other parents try to contain your excitement in front of the children as you send or drop them off at school.

We hope everyone has a great start to the new school year!


OCEDC Debuts New Website and Strategic Planning Survey

The Orange County Economic Development Corporation is hoping to create an impactful, informative and interactive online experience with its updated website.

The site address remains the same,, but includes new features such as Business Resources, Infrastructure and Small Business Financing pages. Videos and graphics add to the experience of the site, further delivering information in a visual way.

“Having a robust website is an important tool in business recruitment,” said Jessica Hill, Executive Director of the Orange County Economic Development Corporation.

“The more information we can make available to prospects, existing businesses and residents, the more opportunities we will have.” In addition, the OCEDC is hoping the new site will drive participation in its strategic planning survey. Business owners and residents will be able to participate in the economic development corporation’s planning process by completing the online surveys found on the site’s homepage. Survey responses will be analyzed in aggregate in order to update the three to five year strategic plan.
“The surveys give the community a voice and provide citizens and business owners an opportunity to offer input as we develop a strategy for growth and development in Orange County,” says Hill. “I encourage everyone in Orange County to participate.”
The online surveys will be available through the end of October. In addition to the surveys, the Orange County Economic Development Corporation will host several focus groups to target specific initiatives. The date and location of the focus groups will be posted when scheduled.

For More information, contact...

Jessica Hill, Executive Director
123 S. 6th Street, Orange Texas 77630
409.883.7770 | 409.540.9338


Vidor ISD Open Enrollment

Vidor Independent School District is now accepting applications for Open Enrollment for the 2016-2017 school year.  Click Here for details, requirements, and the application to begin the process of enrolling your child in the school district that is Second to None!



About five years ago, Vidor Rotary Club acquired a small bus that was being taken out of use in Vidor ISD.  The bus was stripped of student seats and it's wheelchair lift, painted a cheery green, and outfitted with shelves donated by Taylor Made Custom Cabinets.  With generous donations of books for kids aging from birth to eighteen, the bus was ready to roll.  It began with one monthly visit to Waterfall Apartments, where dinner was prepared for children and books were checked out from the green bus.
Since then, Rotary has greatly expanded the services of the little green bus. In the summertime, the bus makes a trip out every Wednesday atnoon, visiting four apartment complexes to take sack lunches and books to children and youth.   During the school year, the green bus will visit the same four places once each month to take a sack meal and of course, books.  In addition, you can find the green bus out many other times during the year.  The Rotarians take the bus to the Vidor Public Library's Summer Reading program finale, where books are awarded to each child who completes the library's summer reading goals. This year, more than a hundred kids got free books from Vidor Rotary Club on the bus. 
The bus also gives out free books at Vacation Bible Schools and at each of two community-wide garage sales the Rotary Club hosts each year, and visited Skatetown's summer program to award books this summer.  It participates in the Homecoming parade supporting our Pirates, and can be found at many other community events including the recent Lions Club Fourth of July bash at the community center park.  In addition, Vidor Rotary Club joined forces with Young Audiences of Southeast Texas and Vidor ISD to offer a free summer reading camp the past two years.  The children who participate in the camp receive two free books each week.  "We want to encourage kids of all ages to read," says Vidor Rotary Club President Tim Andrews. "We also realize that many of them don't have enough to eat sometimes, and we try to help with that as well."  Vidor Rotary Club is proud to keep that green bus rollin' rollin' rollin'!