Columns/Opinions

Wed
04
Dec

Texas survived state-splitting schemes

Article Image Alt Text

Texas History

By Bartee Haile

When the Reconstruction constitutional convention reconvened on Dec. 4, 1868, Radical Republicans sharpened their knives in eager anticipation of carving up Texas like a Christmas turkey.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
04
Dec

Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

Hegar transfers excess revenue into rainy day, highway funds

AUSTIN — Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar on Nov. 25 announced the transfer of $3.33 billion into the State Highway Fund and into the Economic Stabilization Fund, commonly known as the Rainy Day Fund.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
27
Nov

Zapruder captured JFK shooting on film

Article Image Alt Text

Zapruder captured JFK shooting on film

Texas History

Life magazine in its Nov. 29, 1963 issue published the first shocking pictures of the Kennedy assassination with frames from a home movie shot by a Dallas dressmaker.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
27
Nov

State’s chief election officer works to head off election misinformation

Article Image Alt Text

Vidorian Archive Photo
After measuring carefully. crews from Gulf States Utilities unwind Christmas lights and garland down part of Main Street Thursday morning before stretching the strand across the street to another pole.

Article Image Alt Text

11/30/1989

AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs announced ahead of the 2020 primary and general elections that her office will join fellow members of the National Association of Secretaries of State in #TrustedInfo2020, a social media-based education effort to prevent misinformation.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
20
Nov

Rose City discussing plans for new City Hall

Article Image Alt Text

Vidorian Archive Photo
Ceremonies were held Sunday at noon for the new $80,000 educational building to be built by the First Baptist Church, behind its present educational structure. Shown holding the shovel is the church pastor, Rev. Sherrod. Notice rope attached to shovel is being pulled by those present to represent joint effort in the project.

10 years ago

November 19, 2009: In a plea deal that will allow him to avoid the death penalty, 43-year old Martin Fox pled guilty to a capital murder charge and was sentenced to life in prison without parole for the June 2009 shooting death of his estranged wife Candy Renee Fox and her friend, Christina Marie Adams.

20 years ago

November 18, 1999: Rob Madding, principal of Vidor High School was recognized by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals as Region V Principal of the Year.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
20
Nov

Federal funds to assist county in buying out flood-prone properties

Article Image Alt Text

Vidorian Archive Photo
The City of Rose city is currently operating out of the portable building in the background of this photo. The damaged City Hall building is seen on the right in this photo taken last October. You can see the Hurricane Ike damaged contents of the building stacked outside waiting for disposal.

Article Image Alt Text

11/19/1974

AUSTIN — Land Commissioner George P. Bush on Nov. 14 announced the Texas General Land Office’s approval of $21,155,575 in Hurricane Harvey funds for Fort Bend County to conduct a buyout program.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
13
Nov

Orange County voters pick Mondale over Reagan, Vidor school kids don’t

5 years ago

November 12, 2014: Vidor veterans were honored on campuses throughout the Vidor ISD this week with programs recognizing their sacrifices for our country.

Orange County voters turned out in far higher numbers than they did in mid-term elections of 2010, with almost 44 percent of registered Orange County voters casting a ballot.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
13
Nov

Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

Vidorian Archive Photo
U.S. Military veteran Gerald Block who served proudly in the United States Navy raise his right hand in a formal salute as the National Anthem was played by the Vidor Junior High School Band during the Junior High’s annual Veterans’ Day Program presented by the Junior National Honor Society.

Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

AUSTIN — Voters rejected only one of 10 proposed amendments to the Texas Constitution in the statewide election held Nov. 5.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Wed
06
Nov

Voters to decide on proposed amendments to state constitution

Voters to decide on proposed amendments to state constitution

AUSTIN — The state’s 10-day early voting period ran from Oct. 21 to Nov. 1 with Election Day on Nov. 5.

On the ballot are 10 proposed constitutional amendments, special elections and local political subdivision elections, including those for mayor, city council, school board, municipal utility districts and other local entities.

Secretary of State Ruth Hughs, the state’s chief election officer, encouraged all eligible voters to fulfill their civic duty by voting. During the early voting period, Hughs said, “It is critical that all eligible Texans have the opportunity to help shape the direction of the Lone Star State.”

For more information on voting in Texas and a list of the proposed constitutional amendments, visit www.votetexas.gov.

Feds set hemp rules

Wed
30
Oct

Governor issues disaster declaration for storm-stricken counties

Governor issues disaster declaration for storm-stricken counties

Vidorian file photo

Six year-old Eden Hanks (l.) and four year-old Marissa Majors (r.) can’t wait for the 2009 Homecoming parade to start as they wait on Main Street last Friday.

Governor issues disaster declaration for storm-stricken counties

October 30, 2019

AUSTIN — After severe weather struck north and east Texas on Oct. 20, Gov. Greg Abbott issued a disaster declaration naming a list of counties in that region.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://etypeservices.com/Vidor%20VidorianID532/

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions