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Is There a Clear Separation Between Church and State in Texas?

Posted on · The high school football season is underway in the Kountze Independent School District. As the players take the field, cheerleaders root them on…using banners with religious messages on them. Last spring, a Texas District Court judge barred the Kountze Independent School District (about 90 minutes north east of Houston) from banning such religious displays on […]

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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 […]