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Vidor Chamber Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Gaming at the ORC

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The Vidor Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting for Gaming at the ORC on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. Gaming at the ORC is located at 325 Moore Drive in Vidor.

Gaming at the ORC is a 1000-square-foot game room with your favorite PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Oculus Quest VR games. They sponsor a Friday Night Fun from 6-10 PM every Friday for open play. No reservations are needed, and parents play for free and are welcome to stay but not required. It’s the perfect hangout spot for your elementary-aged gamer. The cost is $5 for single-player and  $10 for multiplayer (2-5 gamers).

For more info, call (409) 790-4182  or visit their Facebook page.

Help Shangri La Celebrate 15 Years

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Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center is celebrating its 15th Birthday on Saturday, March 11, 2023.

During the day, make a plan to enjoy the gardens, soak up some sun and take home a free plant, which is available for the first 150 visitors.

Nestled within 252 acres in the heart of Orange, Texas, Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers visitors a place with a mission to improve and enrich the quality of life in Southeast Texas.

Experience the combination of a botanical gardens and an eco-friendly nature center featuring more than 300 plant species, outpost tours along Adams Bayou, seasonal nesting birds seen from their state-of-the-art bird blind and heronry, and up-close encounters with nature during classes, camps, lectures, educational programs and much more for all ages.

Admission is free of charge. The gardens are open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m

WhiteWater Express Car Wash Coming to Orange

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The City of Orange has announced that BCS Capital Group, based out of Houston, has proposed a new project in the City of Orange.

WhiteWater Express Car Wash will be constructed at 16th Street and Interstate 10 near Chick-fil-A and Starbucks.

Each WhiteWater Express Car Wash location provides the highest quality car wash services, with professional staff to tend to your every need! Large or small, you can receive an express car wash with high-intensity tri-foam polish, wheel cleaning, rain repellant, tire shine, flash dry, and more, plus always FREE Vacuums. WhiteWater Express locations use half the amount of water than the industry standard. At only 25-30 gallons per car, their car washes consume 70% less than car washes in the market. Each car wash uses soft water, as well as eco-friendly and phosphate-free detergents. All water is treated and disposed of per state and local laws.

After spending 30 years operating express car washes, WhiteWater Express Car Wash knows they have perfected the ultimate express car wash experience! Their modern facilities use the most innovative car wash equipment and professional landscaping to make a positive impact in their community.

Vidor Chamber Hosts Ribbon-Cutting for Gubers

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The Vidor Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on February 14, 2023, for Gubers, a family-owned restaurant delivery service.

Gubers was started by Jesse Valdez in February 2016 in North Carolina. He came to Texas on vacation in August 2016. Jesse was immediately attracted to the community and the surrounding areas and saw the need for a delivery service. He sold his business in North Carolina and moved to Texas, officially opening Gubers in August 2016. By January 2017, he had expanded to Orange County.

In July 2019, Haley Parker became partners in Gubers and began learning the day-to-day operations. After three years in SETX, Jesse decided to return to North Carolina and sold the business to Haley. In October of 2019, they took full ownership of Gubers and brought in her stepmom, Becky Parker as Manager/Owner. Haley and Becky continue to work diligently to provide outstanding service to both new and existing customers and take Gubers to the next level.

Gubers has partnered with over 200 restaurants in Southeast Texas to which they deliver in a 20-mile radius, all outlined on their website. Their delivery and convenience fees are completely transparent, starting at a $5 flat fee for any restaurant within 5 miles of the delivery location.

Their hours of operation are as follows:

  • Open 7 days a week from 10:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Open til 9:00 pm Fridays & Saturdays
  • Breakfast hours are Monday – Friday from 8:30 am – 10:30 am and Saturday & Sunday from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

For more information, download their app, visit their website  or their Facebook page.

Vidor Chamber of Commerce Hosts Grand Opening of Maricle Insurance Agency

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The Vidor Chamber of Commerce hosted the grand opening of Miracle Insurance Agency, located at 980 N Main St. Ste C in Vidor.

Owned by Cody and Skiley Maricle, they represent Farmers Insurance and provide coverage for auto, home, life, commercial, specialty, flood, boat ATV, and motorcycles.

Their office hours are:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

For more info, call them at (409) 769-0248, visit their Facebook page, or check out their website,

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