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School Officials Mulling Over New Seat Belt Law

On Sept. 1, a new law will take effect, requiring school districts to ensure that all school buses are equipped with 3-point seat belts by 2018. This means that several local districts are eyeing their budgets to find ways to afford the purchase of new buses. In...

Bathroom Bill Dies in Special Session

This week, the Texas Legislature ended its special 30-day summer session without lawmakers passing the “bathroom bill”, a controversial measure that sought to bar transgender people from using the public restrooms associated with their gender identity. The bill, which...

Bathroom Bill highlights difficulties changing birth certificates

While debate on the Bathroom Bill continues, some transgender men and women, who fear for their safety, say they would consider updating the gender on their birth certificates to reflect the gender they identify with, but are finding the process to do so to be...