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United Christian Care Center

on Monday, 23 March 2015.

The primary mission of the United Christian Care Center of Vidor is to assist low-income families in the Vidor area by providing free food and clothing to qualified individuals once a month. The Christian Care Center is an all volunteer organization that is supported by donations from local churches, individuals, and grants. In addition to providing food and clothing, the Center has served as a distribution point for the Entergy fan program. This program provided fans for low-income elderly and disabled individuals.

If funds are available, the Care Center also provides school supplies at the beginning of the school year for 100 students and distributes holiday baskets to 300 families. A representative from the Southeast Texas Food Bank comes to the Care Center at least once a month to assist people in applying for food stamps.

The Christian Care Center is currently open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and is located at 293 Wilson Street. To request assistance, please bring a photo ID and current utility bill showing residence in the Vidor area. 

For additional information, please call the Christian Care Center at (409) 769-2861 or e-mail the Center at .


Commissioners' Court

on Friday, 27 February 2015.

The Orange County Commissioners Court meeting will be held in the Vidor City Hall Municipal Building on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet our county Judge and Commissioners.  Please share this notice with your friends, family, and neighbors, and encourage them to attend.  Agenda 12 is Citizens Comments so if you want to address the Court, this is your opportunity to do so. Please note that during citizen comments, you are limited to three minutes, and the Court is prohibited from interacting with you.  

Let's show the rest of the county just how wonderful a community Vidor is, and by Vidor, I mean everyone inside or outside the City of Vidor city limits.  Hope to see you there!

Texas Independence Day

on Tuesday, 24 February 2015.

In observance of Texas Independence Day, City of Vidor offices will be closed Monday, March 02, 2015. The Sanitation Department will run its normal Monday route.  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.


on Tuesday, 27 January 2015.

It’s election time again in the City of Vidor.  This year voters will cast their ballots for the positions of Mayor and Council members of Wards One, Four, and Six. Anyone interested in running for any of these positions can begin applying on January 28, 2015The last day to apply is February 27, 2015 by 5 pm. Election Day is May 9, 2015.

According to the Vidor City Charter, “Each member of the City Council (including the Mayor) shall be a resident of the City of Vidor, shall be a qualified voter of the State of Texas, shall have been such a resident of the City of Vidor for a period of not less than one (1) year immediately preceding his/her election and shall not be indebted to the City of Vidor.” Furthermore, a Council member must live in the ward he or she represents. 

Interested and eligible candidates may pick up an election packet at City Hall from City Secretary Vicki Watson.  For additional information or questions, one can contact Ms. Watson or City Manager Mike Kunst at (409) 769-5473. Her extension is 141, and his is 140. A boundary map of the wards may be found HEREor stop by City Hall to view the map.

If you are not registered to vote, you can REGISTER ONLINE now!

Friends of the Vidor Public Library

on Wednesday, 21 January 2015.

The Friends of the Vidor Public Library is a volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization dedicated and committed to provide support to the Vidor Public Library. The Purpose of the organization is to create public interest in the Vidor Public Library; promote growth, development, and greatest possible use of the Library; and to assist with appropriate fund raising and encourage gifts, endowments, and bequests for the Library.

One of the primary projects for the Friends is the Book and White Elephant Sale held each spring and fall. Funds raised from these sales are used for proje
cts to benefit the library such as building improvements or children's and adult programs. 

Membership is open to all individuals and organizations interested in the Library. Meetings of the Friends of the Vidor Public Library shall be held the second Tuesday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the Mellie Nagai Community Room at the Vidor Public Library.

If you are interested in joining the Friends of the Vidor Public Library, please call the Library at (409) 769-7148 or e-mail the Friends at .

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