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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court to hear Confederate license plates case

A battle over whether Texas license plates can bear an image of the Confederate flag will reach the U.S. Supreme Court Monday, when the state of Texas and a Confederate heritage group argue over the extent to which First Amendment freedoms protect offensive speech or images.

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

State board opts for compromise on Mexican-American studies

Instead of making Mexican-American studies an official high school course, the Texas State Board of Education settled on a tentative compromise that would leave the decision whether to offer it to school districts.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

NAACP meeting slated for Saturday

The Hill Country Chapter of the NAACP will have a meeting Saturday at the Mitchell Senter to elect officers for the local chapter. All are invited to attend.

Friday, December 11th, 2009

NAACP to reorganize Hill Country chapter

Residents are invited to a reorganization meeting of the Hill Country Chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Kyle to fight HBA appeal

The Kyle City Council will fight a legal appeal filed by the Home Builders Association (HBA) of Austin. A U.S. District Judge found in late March that city ordinances do not discriminate against minorities, contrary to a...

Friday, April 3rd, 2009

Kyle wins lawsuit brought by NAACP, homebuilders

City of Kyle officials can barely conceal their glee over a federal judge's ruling this week that minimum lot sizes and building standards for single-family homes adopted in 2003 do not discriminate against minorities.