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Fri., June 14, 2013, 11 a.m.

Christmas comes early in Texas

Republican Presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, gestures during news conference after a speech before a Virginia Republican fundraising event in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. ( (AP Photo/Steve Helber))
Republican Presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, gestures during news conference after a speech before a Virginia Republican fundraising event in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011. ( (AP Photo/Steve Helber))

It’s now even more legal to say “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools.

On Thursday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed what’s become known as the the “Merry Christmas bill” which states “a school district may educate students about the history of traditional winter celebrations, and allow students and district staff to offer traditional greetings regarding the celebrations, including ‘Merry Christmas,’ ‘Happy Hanukkah,’ and ‘happy holidays.”

Additionally, “a school district may display on school property scenes or symbols associated with traditional winter celebrations, including a menorah or a Christmas tree, if the display includes a scene or symbol of more than one religion or one religion and at least one secular scene or symbol. Read more. Politico.com


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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.