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on Friday, 19 December 2014.

no one delivers local news like your local newspaper, now online.The Vidorian newspaper has gone digital!  You can now access the latest news, classifieds, columns/opinions, sports, and much more via your computer or mobile device by clicking the following link: www.thevidorian.com.  


on Thursday, 04 December 2014.

road closed, construction barriers, detour signSome of you have no doubt noticed the on-going construction on Main St. between IH-10 and the railroad tracks. This construction is part of an improvement to the sanitary sewer system. The pipes that are being replaced are the original concrete pipes and some of them have reached their life expectancy. The contractor for the job, T Con Inc. is utilizing a method of “pipe bursting” to replace the lines without having to completely trench the roadway. As a result of this type of replacement, large holes must be dug into the existing sewer system every 60 to 80 feet. Because of this, traffic is slow moving and backed up in this area. Your patience and cautious driving in this construction area is appreciated by other drivers as well as the construction workers. Everyone needs to remember that being a courteous driver is contagious and most other drivers take note. If you do not have time to be delayed in this area for the next week or so, you should plan an alternate route to avoid the area. This improvement to the sewer system is a little inconvenient right now but it will be short lived. Please be a safe driver and have a good holiday season!

Dave L. Shows, Chief of Police


on Tuesday, 02 December 2014.

holiday shopping safety tips, safety first, family shoppingOut Shopping?

The holiday shopping season is in full swing and I would like to remind everyone of using common sense in your travels around the area. If you are planning a long day of shopping, take a friend or family member with you. Let others know you will be out shopping. Carry your cell phone and communicate with friends and family often. Do not carry large sums of cash with you unless absolutely needed as flashing cash can very easily make you a target of thieves. Try not to over burden yourself in the carrying of a lot of packages. This makes you easy prey for the “grab and run” type of theft. Make trips out to your vehicle and deposit the purchased gifts in the trunk if at all possible. If your vehicle does not have a trunk or anyplace to place packages completely out of sight, you are subject to having them stolen. Yes, your car is locked and all that, but the windows break easily. Thieves think nothing of breaking your windows to get a known payoff. Your personal security is mostly in your own hands. If you start to your car and see anything suspicious or troubling, GO BACK INTO THE STORE and call police and/or security. Tell them what you saw and ask for an escort to your vehicle. Be ready to leave with your keys in your hand. Do not unlock your car with the key fob until you are in sight of your car!

Just a few tips hoping to make everyone’s shopping experience a little safer!
Dave Shows, Chief of Police


on Friday, 14 November 2014.

Happy Thanksgiving
The City of Vidor sanitation department will pick up their normal routes on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th. With the exception of the sanitation department and police department, all other City of Vidor departments will be closed. Sanitation and Court payments may be placed in the appropriate drop box located in the back parking lot of the City Hall Municipal Building. On behalf of the City of Vidor, Mayor Kenneth Crawford wishes everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.


on Wednesday, 12 November 2014.

Vidor police department blue santa help us fill this thisVidor Police Department “Operation Blue Santa” is gearing up for Santa's arrival!

Applications have been taken.  Tags (as pictured above) will be at the below listed locations for citizens to be able to take one and buy a gift for a child.  On the back of the tag is the gift a child has told Santa they would like to get for Christmas.  Please help us fulfill the wish list for these children.
Walmart ~ Vidor Police Department Lobby ~ BBVA Compass Bank
Capital One Bank ~ CVS Pharmacy ~ DuGood Federal Credit Union
First Financial Bank ~ MidSouth Bank ~ Subway (300 N. Main St.)

The gifts can be dropped back off at the location the Tag was picked up from or bring them to the Police Department.  Just be sure to attach the tag to the unwrapped gift so we can get it to the right family. Of course, any gift purchased is appreciated and can be dropped off at the locations below.

Toy Drop Off Locations:  

Dollar General Stores  ~  Family Dollar Stores
1390 N Main                    115 W Bolivar
1752 Hwy 12                    3695 N Main
320 S Main
4080 N Main

Vidor Police Department Lobby  ~  Woogies  ~  Red Wagon Café  ~  Comtex

Toy distribution date is December 13, 2014, so if you get a tag please turn it in by Monday, December 8, 2014 so we will know what is left for Santa to do for the children.

Special Events that benefit Blue Santa:  

The family dollar strip center is having their annual Bolivar Street Bash on Saturday November 15, 2014.

Beall's department store will be holding their annual Christmas Sidewalk Bazar on December 5-6, 2014.  

For additional information or questions about the Blue Santa program please contact the Vidor Police Department at (409) 769-4561.

3rd annual blue santa show and shine in walmart parking lot on december 6, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.  contact Mark Steele at 409-769-4561 for more information.


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