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(Top row, from left) Council Member Gary Herrera, Council Member Ted David Slaug

The Vidor City Council voted April 13 to change an existing ordinance to reduce instances of solicitation in the city, making it safer and easier for citizens to do business there without being harassed, said Vidor Mayor Robert Viator.

Viator said an initiative to combat the growing number of solicitors, often referred to as “panhandlers,” started in 2012 after city leaders noticed the increase in people asking for money while standing near roadway intersections.

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NASA has selected a science mission that will measure emissions from the interstellar medium, which is the cosmic material found between stars. This data will help scientists determine the life cycle of interstellar gas in our Milky Way galaxy, witness the formation and destruction of star-forming clouds, and understand the dynamics and gas flow in the vicinity of the center of our galaxy.

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Noah Frillou

The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office issued four warrants April 13 for four Orange County men alleged to have been involved in a brawl at Crystal Beach on March 18 during Spring Break.

Daletredricc Devon Wolfford, 21; Deionte Lajuan Thompson, 20; Morris Joseph, 18; and Rufus Willis-James Joseph, 18, of Orange are being charged with the second-degree felony of aggravated assault on Noah Frillou, 18, of Orangefield, who suffered major injuries to his face, resulting in a need for facial surgery.

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The Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation Board has made a statement regarding a substantial theft from the nonprofit last year, purportedly by former festival executive director Wanda Hollier, as previously reported in The Examiner.

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The Texas Senate took a pivotal step toward improving the quality of care in Texas nursing facilities on April 19 by unanimously approvingSenate Bill 932, which seeks to hold nursing home operators accountable for harming residents.

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On Wednesday, April 19, Representative Brian Babin of the US Congress, visited Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School to congratulate Trey (Ronald) Guillory, who has been appointed to the Air Force Academy and Mack Patterson, an Orangefield senior who has won a West Point appointment, LCM CISD spokesperson Sherry Combs said in a release.

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On April 19 at about 1 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a two vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 73 and County Line Road in Chambers County. This crash occurred about 1-2 miles west of Highway 124.

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Habitat for Humanity of Jefferson County will work alongside Lowe’s volunteers and all-female construction crews for Habitat for Humanity’s 10th annual National Women Build Week, May 2-6. Habitat’s National Women Build Week invites women to help make a difference and devote at least one day to help build decent and affordable housing in their local communities.

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The Community Coalition lunch featuring special guest speaker Josh Dorrell of Galveston Urban Ministries will be held at 11 a.m. on May 1, at Cathedral Church, located at 2350 Eastex Freeway.

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Come ready to sweat, and to “Set the Floor on Fiah” with us from noon to 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 30 at the Event Centre, located at 700 Crockett Street in Beaumont.

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