Vicky Camarillo

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Reporting Texas
'In a Small Town Like This,' Prom Draws East Texas LGBT Students

Kai Martin wasn't much of a dancer. The high school senior had never been to prom or even homecoming. But on a recent night in April, Martin, who is agender and pansexual and prefers gender-neutral pronouns, was looking forward to holding hands with their significant other, Brianna Bryant, without fear.

The Texas Observer
Republicans Push Back Against Making Election Day a Texas Holiday

Confederate Heroes Day, honoring the likes of Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee, has been a state holiday in Texas since 1973. But during a House Committee on State Affairs hearing on Wednesday, two Republican lawmakers chafed at a proposal to give Election Day the same status.

The Texas Observer
Third Time's The Charm? Marijuana Decriminalization Gets Another Chance in Texas

Police chiefs from Plano, North Richland Hills and Grand Prairie told a Texas House committee on Monday that marijuana is a dangerous gateway drug that leads to violent crime. In the same hearing, David Sloane, a 60-year-old criminal defense attorney from Fort Worth, said it was with shame that he'd arrested people for marijuana possession during his tenure as a law enforcement officer decades ago.