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Texas lawmaker proposes ‘age-appropriate’ book bill

Texas lawmaker proposes ‘age-appropriate’ book bill

There are still two months before the 88th Texas legislative session starts in early 2023. Still, Texas Republicans’ pre-filing records show banning more books in public schools and deciding what students can read in a classroom will be a top priority for the...

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

A Conversation With Mihaela Plesa

Despite volunteering, protesting, and voting, after former President Donald Trump was elected in 2016, first-generation Romanian-American Mihaela Plesa said something told her it wasn’t enough.  So as one does, she dropped everything to be as civically engaged as...

The Toughest First Day Of School

The Toughest First Day Of School

In Uvalde, Texas, kids are returning to the classroom after their summer break. But this is anything but an ordinary first day of school. Today is the first day of school after the tragic shooting on May 24 at Robb Elementary School, where nineteen students and two...

A Conversation With Elva Curl

A Conversation With Elva Curl

The Signal recently spoke with Elva Curl, who is running for House District 112 in North Texas. Curl has worked for the City of Dallas in the City Manager’s Office, Public Works and Transportation, and the Department of Aviation. This interview has been edited for...