A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Milam, Robertson, Lee, and Leon Counties from 12am to 12pm THURSDAY. After a strong afternoon cold front, brisk north winds -- 20-25mph -- will continue to drop temperature to / just above a freeze tonight. A rain chance could turn into a scattered, wintry mix between 6am and 10am Thursday. Little-to-no accumulation is expected -- however, caution is urged driving on bridges and overpasses.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Merry Christmas, bah humbug? Not in Texas.
Same goes for you, Mr. Grinch.
Just in time for the holidays, a Texas lawmaker is making extra sure everyone remembers wishing someone "Merry Christmas" is now protected by law in public schools around the state.
Houston Republican Rep. Dwayne Bohac, his 8-year-old son and Santa Claus held a state Capitol press conference Monday.
They promoted Bohac's new, bipartisan law removing legal risks from exchanging holiday greetings in the classroom. It also protects holiday symbols such as a menorah or nativity scene.
Bohac said it will stop "ridiculous" past lawsuits against schools in the name of excessive political correctness.
The law also says schools are constitutionally barred from favoring one religious celebration over another. But, of course, it's named in honor of Christmas.
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