Students Protest Gun Violence Despite Closed SchoolsThousands of students across the country walked out of school this morning to protest gun violence. The nationwide movement comes exactly one month since a student walked into a Florida high school and gunned down 17 people.
Bus Carrying Texas Students Plunges Into Alabama RavineCBS 11 NewsA bus carrying Texas high school band members home from a spring break trip to Disney World plunged into a ravine before dawn Tuesday in Alabama, killing one person and injuring many others. An Alabama state trooper confirmed the person killed was the bus driver.
DISD Providing Free Meals During Spring BreakAlthough DISD is on spring break this week, staffers will provide activities and free, hot meals through Thursday at 25 schools around the district.

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Entrepreneur Opens Ice Cream Shop So He Can Hire Special Needs WorkersThere are no handouts at Howdy Homemade Ice Cream. This is not a charity. Employees are trained in everything.
Federal Report Says Texas Public Schools Have Not Been Giving Special Ed Students The Help They NeedLast year hundreds of parents told federal officials that Texas schools have failed to help thousands of student with disabilities.
The Ones For Texas: Party With A PurposeThis Christmas party in Garland is a chance to honor special needs children and adults. It started with 38 families a decade ago and a small party at a church building.


Spikes In Flu Deaths Continue In Texas & OklahomaSpikes In Flu Deaths Continue In Texas & Oklahoma
Bird Brain Study Could Help Child AutismUT-Southwestern is conducting a study on bird brains and how it can help them with children that have autism.
Teal Pumpkins Welcome Kids With Food AllergiesIf you see a teal pumpkin on Halloween night, it means that the home is handing out non-food treats. This is particularly important for children with food allergies.


Former Detective Gives Insight Into Austin Bomber’s Possible AgendaIt started with bombs in packages, but there is fear now that just simply walking anywhere could trip the next explosion in Austin.
Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring!Spring will have officially sprung by morning, grab a sweater to celebrate!
Recommendation By City Staff To Save Confederate War Memorial Upsets Some On Task ForceA recommendation by Dallas city staff to save the Confederate War Memorial in downtown Dallas has some people involved in the decision-making process upset.

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