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By: Christina Coleman
Cancer survivor Roland Vidaurri and his wife Patsy were physically evicted from their house today on Canavan Avenue on the city's southside.
A house payment was not made in nearly four years.
Roland says he was occupied with trying to survive the aggressive tumors that caused his back to collapse and his femur to break.
He was diagnosed with a bone marrow cancer on June 8th of last year, however he noticed severe pain in his back nearly four years ago. The back spasms caused him to stay in bed two to three weeks at a time.
He says that's when his family got behind in payments. Vidaurri ran a roofing business called Cowboy's Remodeling and Sheet Medal for more than a decade. However, the back pain made it difficult to work.
His wife, Patsy, has been trying to keep up with the bills along with his medical care.
A representative from Chase Bank says they have sent modification letters to the family in an effort to work with them on their house payments.
A judge denied their request to delay today's eviction.
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Tuesday, March 19 2013, 09:58 PM CDT
Senate passes budget, deal reached on education
May 25, 2013 22:08 GMT
By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Texas Senate has passed a budget, lawmakers have reached a deal on public education changes and Gov. Rick Perry will soon receive a bill requiring drug screening for unemployment benefits.
The Texas Legislature worked Saturday to wrap up regular business before the end of the 83rd Legislative session on Monday.
The Senate approved spending $94.6 billion in general revenue, an 8 percent increase in the two-year budget. That's less than the rate of population growth plus inflation.
The top education policy writers also announced an agreement to cut the number of standardized tests needed for high school graduation from 15 to five. They also changed curriculum standards.
The Legislature has also given final approval to a requirement some people must take a drug test for unemployment benefits.
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