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25
Mar

Vidor ISD trustees approve controversial health textbook rejected by other local schools

10 Years ago

March 25, 2010: Nineteen year-old Bo Walter Pillsbury of Vidor has plead guilty to charges of intoxication manslaughter and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in a Hardin County Court. The charges stem from a head-on collision on Hwy. 96 in front of the H.E.B. in Lumberton which resulted in the death of 25 year-old Michael Say Chapman of Silsbee.

15 Years Ago

March 24, 2005: Vidor Police Sergeant David Vandagriff was hospitalized after being hit by a vehicle at Interstate 10 and FM 1132 Wednesday night while directing traffic at an accident scene. The office received a cut on the scalp and some cracked ribs.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

Governor takes actions to slow down the deadly virus

Governor takes actions to slow down the deadly virus
Governor takes actions to slow down the deadly virus

AUSTIN — Texas is more invested every day in promoting increased and thorough hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and social distancing to reduce cases of the rapidly spreading novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

As of March 22, the cumulative count of patients testing positive in Texas increased to 334. The death count stood at five with 8,756 people having been tested, according to figures posted by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

As the work week began, Gov. Greg Abbott was still not ready to order all Texans to stay at home, as local authorities ordered in Dallas County. However, he issued four statewide executive orders in accordance with federal guidelines issued by President Trump and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

 

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Wed
18
Mar

Vidor ISD trustees approve controversial health textbook rejected by other local schools

10 Years ago

March 18, 2010: Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 Board of Director’s President Charles Pierce tendered his resignation from the board on Sunday. Pierce cited the reason for his resignation as a pending move away from the area.

A hot check and school truancy warrant round up conducted by the Orange County Precinct #4 Constable’s Office last week served 53 warrants on 14 individuals and resulted in six arrests.

15 Years Ago

March 17, 2005: Officer Lane Mooney and Rico will be leading the City of Vidor’s drug interdiction efforts. Rico was purchased with funds generated from the sale of vehicles seized after being used in drug trafficking.

 

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Wed
18
Mar

Governor issues statewide disaster declaration

Governor issues statewide disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on March 13 declared a state of disaster in all Texas counties and listed actions agencies are taking to contain and minimize the spread of COVID-19 novel coronavirus, a highly contagious flulike respiratory disease.

Abbott said agency actions would include:

— Provide immediate ability to move resources around the state, including resources obtained through the Strategic National Stockpile, an emergency supply of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies;

— Restrict visitations at nursing homes, state-supported living centers, hospitals, daycare facilities, prisons, jails and juvenile justice facilities while allowing limited exceptions for situations such as end-of-life visitations;

 

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Wed
11
Mar

Trump, Biden emerge as winners in Texas primaries

Trump, Biden emerge as winners in Texas primaries
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AUSTIN — Incumbent President Donald J. Trump, who received 94% of the vote in the Lone Star State’s Republican primary election, and former Vice President Joe Biden, who received 34.5 percent of the vote in the Democratic primary, were their parties’ top vote-getters on March 3, Super Tuesday.

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Wed
11
Mar

Vidorians confront Orange County Drainage District over flooding

10 years ago

March 11, 2010: Tuesday night, all of the members of both the Pine Forest City Council and Vidor City Council gathered around the table to discuss their shared extra territorial jurisdictions and came to a tentative agreement on where to divide that proposed territory.

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Wed
04
Mar

Governor gives an update on actions to combat coronavirus

Governor gives an update on actions to combat coronavirus
Governor gives an update on actions to combat coronavirus

AUSTIN — As the worldwide threat of novel coronavirus increased, state agencies already were working together to ensure the health and safety of all Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott said Feb. 27. After a briefing from state and federal health officials on coronavirus (COVID-19), Abbott provided an update on steps the state is taking. He said the Department of State Health Services has activated the State Medical Operations Center to serve as a touchpoint for any requests from local entities. The center also ensures consistent collection, tracking and reporting of public health activities and data.

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Wed
04
Mar

03/04/2010

03/04/2010

Both Democratic Party candidates for the Orange County Precinct 4 County Commissioner nomination were out campaigning early on Election Day.

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Wed
04
Mar

Ineligible member on the city commission delays first meeting

10 Years ago

March 4, 2010: Percy Flannigan won the Democratic nomination for Orange County Precinct 4 Commissioner and will face the Republican nominee Jody Crump in November.

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Wed
26
Feb

Vidor’s flood prone designation to be revisited by Corps

10 years ago
February 25, 2010: After less than desirable results on the first go-around, a second round of ads seeking a new Fire Chief is apparently producing the desired results with six applicants already sending in resumes.
After the failure of Well #6 , Directors of the OCWCID#1 held a workshop session to discuss the steps necessary to select a site and drill a new well to replace it.

20 years ago
February 24, 2000: Orange County Water Control and Improvement District #1 general manager Charlie Adams told water district directors that by eliminating the proposed Maplecrest wastewater treatment plant, the district would be able to provide sewer service to maplecrest residents within a year and save the district $200,000.

 

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