Author: Candice Mallory

Part II – Residents of Texas have several new laws effective as of September 1st

Residents of Texas have several new laws effective as of September 1st, 2017. From Uber regulations to workers comp changes, Here are few more laws you need to know. In case you missed it, here’s the link to part one of new laws in Texas! Children Left in Hot Cars House Bill 478, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, states that a person who, by force or otherwise, enters a motor vehicle for the purpose of removing a vulnerable individual (i.e., child) from the vehicle is immune from civil liability for damages resulting from that entry or...

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Residents of Texas have several new laws effective as of September 1st, 2017.

From Cyber-bullying to drones, it’s always superlative to be in the know when new laws come into to effect. Here are a few that may affect you! Reducing License To Carry Fees Senate Bill 16 effective on 9/1/17, drops the cost of a License to Carry from $140 to $40. It also waives the fee for Texas military and peace officers. Disallowing Parental Consent for Child Marriages Senate Bill 1705 effective on 9/1/17, removes the provision permitting parental consent to allow the marriage of a minor. Only a person under 16 or 17 years old to marry if they...

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New on the calendar and map for Texas

Texas added these commemorative dates and months to this year’s calendar, adding the fallen officer and fallen first responders to recognize their brave and ultimate sacrifice as well as those who have suffered at the hands of others due to sexual assault. Sexual Assault Awareness Month House Bill 822, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, officially designates April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in order to increase awareness and prevention of sexual assault. Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Day House Bill 3042, which will take effect on September 1st, 2017, officially designates July 7th as Fallen Law Enforcement...

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Banishing the Back to School Blues: Teacher Edition

From teachers to teachers: We would all like to think teachers are jumping in the excitement of a new school year. The truth is many teachers experience excitement along with anxiety and stress when getting prepared for back-to-school. There’s an incredible amount of preparation that goes into their summer such as lesson plans, new ideas, searching for ways to keep students on schedule and interested, organizing the classroom, where to put all those scissors, learning new strategies and school policies, making sure they have what they need (*** this includes reaching into their PERSONAL budget to purchase supplies for...

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Banishing the Back to School Blues

Holy Backpacks, Batman! It’s that time. Say it with me……. “ahhhh, FINALLY!” I love to see school let out, the sun sets a little later, kids are smiling and the weather is well… sticky. But let’s be honest, getting back to our normal routine is always nice. Elementary school is hard. Let’s face it. In the beginning, it’s all designer pencils, recess and spelling bees, but it ends with serious test scores, learning an instrument or making the team. Fashion trends and insecurities our youngsters deal with are unfortunately a huge part of school too. There are a few...

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