Vidor city councilman steps down

David Slaughter - top row, second from left

Vidor City Councilman for Ward VI David Slaughter is stepping down from the council in preparation of a move to Beaumont, the longtime councilman said in a letter to the city Dec. 15. Slaughter's last day will be Dec. 22.

On a Facebook post, Slaughter said he was selling his "little Vidor" and would miss the citizens he served for approximately 14 years as councilman of both Wards 3 and 6 at different times.

"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the great citizens of Vidor," Slaughter wrote in his resignation letter to city council. "I have enjoyed serving with you as well. The recent progress that has been made in our city has been encouraging and I look forward to seeing continued success in years to come.'

Vidor City Manager Muke Kunst said the council will consider replacing Slaughter at the next meeting, scheduled for Jan. 11, 2018.