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DPS increases enforcement for Thanksgiving Holiday

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) is encouraging drivers to make safety a top priority this holiday, as increased travel can present additional challenges for drivers.

LCM signing last Tuesday for local athletes

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Three Little Cypress- Mauriceville athletes signed on to play softball and golf with colleges on Tuesday, November 17. Lady Bears softball standouts, Madeline Stephenson signed with Blinn Junior College and Bailey Frenzel with Angelina Junior College. Jack Burke, current 22-4A State Golf Champion, has committed to Texas State University.

Governor Abbott, DSHS Announce COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan

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Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) today announced the guiding principles for Texas' COVID-19 vaccine allocation process, which will serve as a foundation for the state's initial distribution for COVID-19 vaccines expected as early as next month. These principles have been established by the Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel (EVAP), created by DSHS to make recommendations on vaccine allocation decisions, including identifying groups that should be vaccinated first to provide the most protection to vulnerable populations and critical state resources.

Blue or Merry Holiday Season?

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Now is the time to develop your plan for avoiding a blue holiday season and having a merry holiday season. I love Elvis' song Blue Christmas, but I don't want to have one. However, In the best of times holiday blues strike most people.

Safely Make Your Holidays Merry and Bright at a Texas State Park, THC Historic Site

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Although holiday celebrations look a little different this year, Texas State Parks and the Texas Historical Commission State Historic Sites are hosting more than 50 events across the state to help bring in some holiday cheer. Starting this Saturday, Nov. 21, 32 Texas State Parks and six State Historic Sites are presenting Thanksgiving and Christmas themed scavenger hunts, self-guided walks and virtual events.

Year old law solving decades old crimes

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Decades old crimes are being solved thanks to a year old law that allows DNA collection upon arrest for certain felony crimes in Texas. The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) said that House Bill (HB) 1399 assisted in the closure of more than 250 unsolved criminal investigations during its first year of implementation.

Kids For a Cause benefits Vidor PD’s Blue Santa

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Want to treat yourself while helping others at the same time? Take a short drive up FM 105 to Texla Road to the 3rd Annual Cocoa For a Cause benefitting the Vidor PD’s Blue Santa-Toys for Tots. What is Kids for a Cause? According to their Facebook page-It originally started as three best friends wanting to do good for others and has grown into the same three best friends with all of our other friends still wanting to do good! We love to serve & the joy that it brings us and those around us! This year marks the 3rd annual event held Saturday, December 5 from 1-3 p.m at 455 Texla Road.

From groundbreaking to ground work

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Much has happened since dignitaries from the Vidor ISD, federal government, and contractors broke ground for the new Oak Forest Elementary School the first week of October. A steady stream of construction equipment has removed all traces of the old school destroyed by Hurricane Harvey’s flooding in 2017.