The state of Texas will get a black eye from some and heaps of praise from others regarding new laws that come into effect in a few days.
Switchblade knives? Theyâ€™ll be legal in Texas beginning Sept. 1.
Concealed Handgun Licenses? It will only take four hours of training â€” plus range time â€” to get a license now, not 10 as in the past.
Those are just two of many laws which go into effect the first day in September.
Hereâ€™s a look at just a few of them:
FORSAN â€” A new elementary school is about to go up in Forsan. Not surprisingly, so is district taxpayers' bills.
Forsan Independent School District officials are putting the final touches on a new budget that features employee pay raises, deficit spending and a notable spike in the tax rate.
When district voters approved a $23 million construction bond earlier this year, they also voted themselves a tax increase to pay for the improvements, and that process will begin when trustees formally approve the new budget and tax rate Tuesday.