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Vicky Camarillo

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Reporting Texas
04/26/2018
'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
03/07/2019
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
03/05/2019
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.