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From Texas Standard:

Editor’s note: Some of the stories in this post may be disturbing to young readers.

Camp Brave Heart sits just outside of Wimberley, near the Blanco River. It looks just like any other American summer camp. But here the swimming, bonfires and camp songs are secondary to the main mission.

All Brave Heart’s campers have experienced the recent loss of a loved one.

 


On Friday Texas and 12 other states asked a federal judge to block the Obama administration’s order to school districts to allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

The Obama administration order followed a Justice Department lawsuit against North Carolina which passed a law requiring people in the state to use only the public bathroom that matched their gender at birth.

Texas has 150 million acres of upland habitats – nearly 200 thousand miles of creeks, rivers and streams – over a thousand public lakes and reservoirs – four million acres of bays and estuaries – 18 national wildlife refuges and 100 plus state and national parks. So there’s a lot of opportunities to experience the great outdoors in Texas – but where to begin?

The book “Explore Texas – a nature travel guide” breaks the state down into zones and lays out the top destinations with tips on how to get there and make the most out of your trip.

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A demonym describes the inhabitants of a place. With so many cities and counties in Texas, it's hard to keep track of who is what from where. Word scholar W.F. Strong has a helpful list to keep you on track.


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Texas' campus carry law has been in effect for a little over a week now and after months of research and planning, schools across the state are now implementing the law. But the dust hasn't completely settled – a court battle could change the way the law is applied.

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