Two Senate lawmakers and the chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court are asking the state to look into the possible disparity of minority children being criminally ticketed for misbehaving in the classroom.
"An estimated 300,000 misdemeanor tickets are issued in our state’s schools each year," said Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson. "We are criminalizing our children for non-violent offenses."
Much like laws in the other states that ban restaurants and food eateries from using trans fats, Texas senators are now considering a similar measure in House Bill 1359.
"The bill prohibits the use of any trans fats above .5 grams, and it doesn’t have any enforcement provisions in it, but it does allow the food inspection department to provide some grading on the restaurants using or not using trans fats," said Sen. Jose Rodriguez, D-El Paso, who authored the bill.
Now that early voting is underway, San Antonians will see a barrage of candidate signs popping up like spring flowers at polling locations across the city.
In addition to the campaign signs at the Collins Garden Library on District 5’s North Park Street, campaign volunteers to some of the six candidates in the race to represent the city's near west side are welcoming people to the polls.
"Vote David Medina!" could be heard as one man shouted the words proudly in an effort to get the incumbent, David Medina, re-elected.
Construction begins today for the realignment of Market Street underneath IH-37, and as the city begins to make way for expansion of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, parts of Market Street need to be repositioned.
The first phase is a permanent closure of the contraflow lane from the northbound feeder road onto Commerce Street. The road will be converted into a pedestrian walkway and bike lanes.
The Texas Senate approved SB 1678, which was authored by Bob Deuell, R-Greenville, in response to misspending related to the addition of a Jumbotron at the American Airlines Center in Dallas and another at the Circuit of Americas facility in Austin.
Deuell said the fund, which is controlled by the Texas comptroller, needed a major overhaul.