Q'ing-For-A-Cause Big Buc BBQ Bash

Qing Bash 2017

 The 2018 Big Buc BBQ Bash Cookoff will be held at The Vidor Pirate Intermediate Football Academy located at 2110 South Main Street, Vidor, Texas 77662. You do not have to be a member of the IBCA to enter. For official IBCA rules please visit the IBCA website at http://www.IBCABBQ.org. Water and electricity are not available. Please contact Derek Veazy at (409) 553-2070 if you have any questions. 


Chief Carroll's Back-To-School Safety Tips

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect.

 Whether it is the child’s first day of Kindergarten or the final year of their senior year, we as a community must be aware of the dangers to avoid a tragedy.

 Remember to safely share the roads with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists, and provide children with the necessary knowledge to stay safe at school. Do not be a distracted driver by talking on your cell phone or texting while attempting to drive. Be responsible and pay attention to the task at hand in order to give every child a safe school year.

  Safety Tips For Drivers
Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they - and the motorists around them - take proper safety precautions​.

  Heads Up, Phone Down!
  Bike Safety Tips
  Bus Safety Tips
Best Regards,

Rod Carroll
Chief of Police
Vidor Police Department
(409) 769-4561

Fields Of Freedom Veterans Park Accepting Applications

Vidor Lions Club – “Fields of Freedom” – Veterans Park is accepting applications through September 15, 2017 for veteran names to be engraved on the upright military granite stones at the Veteran's Park "Fields of Freedom"; cost is $100 per name.

Brick pavers from $75 - $100 can be personalized for military service recognition or for individuals, families, clubs or businesses.

Granite pavers (8"X12") costing $300 can be etched with pictures, logos, and history about your friend, family member, organization or business.

Forms for these projects are available at the Vidor Library, Goin Postal, and Memorial Funeral Home or by contacting Joanne Ledger at (409) 828-1322.

Fields of Freedom Veteran's Park is maintained by volunteers and fundraisers by the Vidor Lions Club. Your help with this project is appreciated.


HOT Grants 2017-2018

It is that time of year again for the Vidor City Council to consider applications for Hotel Occupancy Tax
(HOT) grants. Grants will be considered and awarded at a special-called meeting on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 7 pm at Vidor City Hall. For those applying for a HOT grant, applications must be turned in no later than 5 pm Friday, August 11th.

HOT grants are to promote the tourism and hotel industries in the City of Vidor.
For FY 2017-2018, the Council will restrict the amount of HOT funds given to any one organization at
a maximum amount of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.) Applications for a HOT grant can be picked up at
City Hall at 1395 North Main St., by emailing City Manager Mike Kunst at mkunst@cityofvidor.com, or by
clicking the link on the City’s website www.cityofvidor.com. Completed applications can be delivered or mailed to City Hall, or emailed to Mike Kunst.

Email Mike Kunst
If one mails an application, please ensure it is mailed in time to be received at City Hall by the deadline of August 11th.

Additionally, anyone who was awarded HOT funds in FY 2016-2017 must have their follow-up report
turned in before being considered for the coming year. Follow-up reports forms can be obtained by
contacting Mike Kunst.

Any questions or concerns regarding HOT fund grants should be directed to the City Manager, Mike
Kunst, either by email or telephone at 409-769- 5473, extension 140.

pdf HOT Fund Application 2017
document Follow Up Form for HOT Funds