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Putting the Ten Commandments in classrooms (May 2, 2023)

Posted on · On Tuesday's show: A bill passed by the Texas Senate would require the Ten Commandments be displayed in public school classrooms. Another would let school boards adopt prayer or religious study periods. We discuss what’s motivating these bills and how courts might interpret them.

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Galveston Tour Takes Visitors to Sacred Places

Posted on · The Galveston Historical Foundation is hosting its Sacred Places Tour on Saturday. They'll highlight several churches of different faiths to talk about their architecture and history in Galveston. The tour will benefit the foundation's ongoing restoration of St. Joseph's Church. It's the oldest wooden church building in Galveston, and the Historical Foundation says it's the […]

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Houston Matters for Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Posted on · Earlier this year we looked at a lawsuit brought against a high school 90 minutes northeast of Houston. Kountze I-S-D was sued by its very own cheerleaders who were displaying religious messages on their banners during football games. A Hardin County Judge Steven Thomas ruled it was ok for the cheerleaders to continue with their […]

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Freedom of Expression? Using Religious Messages During Public School Games

Posted on · Kountze, Texas is 90 minutes northeast of Houston. The town of just over two thousand people has been at the center of a court case over the last year that pits first Amendment arguments against each other. It all started with the cheerleading squad at Kountze Independent School District. They decided to make and display […]