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27
Nov

Zapruder captured JFK shooting on film

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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.

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Wed
27
Nov

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

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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.

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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.

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Wed
20
Nov

Rose City discussing plans for new City Hall

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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.

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Wed
20
Nov

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Wed
13
Nov

Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

Voters approve 9 of 10 proposed constitutional amendments

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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.

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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

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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.

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Wed
30
Oct

Looking Back

10 years ago

October 29, 2009

An overheated air compressor is suspected of being the source of a fire that gutted a Nash St. house fire.

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Wed
23
Oct

Terrorism prevention programs across Texas to receive funding

Terrorism prevention programs across Texas to receive funding

District 8 Congressman Kevin Brady’s Orange District office (top photo) has reopened at its former location in the 400 block of Green St. in Orange after a year long closure due to Hurricane Ike storm surge damage. The Congressman was on hand to greet well-wishers at his Orange District Office grand reopening reception (bottom photo).

Terrorism prevention programs across Texas to receive funding

October 22, 2009

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Oct. 15 announced $61.2 million in Homeland Security Grant Program funding to support state and local efforts to prevent terrorism and prepare for threats that pose the greatest risk to the security of Texans.

The awards, released primarily to cities and counties across Texas, include 264 projects under the State Homeland Security Program and 136 projects through the Urban Area Security Initiative.

“As governor, my top priority is keeping our communities safe,” Abbott said in a news release. “These grants will ensure our communities have the resources they need to counter terrorism statewide and enhance security for all Texans. Our ongoing efforts to keep Texas safe would not be possible without our partnership with the federal government, and I thank them for their continued assistance.”

 

 

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