Voters will notice Proposition 6 on their Nov. 5 Joint Election ballots and will have the option of voting “Yes” or “No.”

If approved by voters statewide, Proposition 6 would create a State Water Implementation Fund using $2 billion from Texas’ rainy-day account. The money would be made available for projects identified in the state’s water plan, which is administered by the Texas Water Development Board with input from local leaders in each region of the state.

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Melissa Ringhardt (right) and John “Johnny” Allen Read

A tragic accident in Vidor has resulted in the arrest of a 19-year-old, the death of a 5-year-old boy and the devastation of a family reeling from loss.

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Jeremy James Wimberly and Jessica Diane Smith

Deputies had to call out the dogs to locate two suspects who fled after narcotics investigators with the Orange County Sheriff's Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Orangefield, according to a news release from OCSO.

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Carter

In his first attempt, Calvin Carter placed fourth with artwork he created for the 2013 U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service’s federal duck stamp contest. Carter’s work was narrowly edged out of the top three spots by one point. His work will be included in a traveling show to promote wildlife conservation. The contest is the largest wildlife art competition in the United States and this year drew 202 entries.

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Adams

A guardian angel as well as grit and determination must have been with Staff Sgt. Lucian Adams of Port Arthur on Oct. 28, 1944. During an operation to reopen the allied supply line to the isolated third battalion in Nazi-occupied France, Adams, a soldier in the 30th Infantry Divi­sion of the U.S. Army, defied the odds in the face of death near St.

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