What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law

Author: L. Jean Wallace
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 1477315632
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From reviews of earlier editions: “Young people get into legal trouble for two reasons: they do not know what the law is, and they do not stop to think about the consequences of their actions. This book would make a good text for a preparation for life class. . . . The book is written in plain language, unencumbered by a lot of legal citations, and with no expectation that the reader will have any working knowledge of the law.” —Texas Bar Journal “A book any parent should consider giving their child. . . . But before you do, take a look at it yourself. No matter the title, Wallace’s book . . . contains information everyone—not just 18-year-olds—should know.” —Austin American-Statesman What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is the only single-source guide for accurate, easy-to-understand information about most areas of civil law in Texas. L. Jean Wallace drew on years of experience as a students’ attorney at Texas Tech University to inform young adults about the areas of law that affect them most: driving and car ownership, pranks and crimes (including alcohol and drug offenses), personal relationships, employment and consumer concerns, and living on their own. She illustrated her points with true, sometimes humorous, stories of young adults’ encounters with the law. For this new edition, municipal judge Christopher F. Cypert has completely updated the book to reflect the current state of the law. He covers specific topics that are now mandated to be taught in schools, including the proper way to interact with peace officers during traffic stops and other in-person encounters, as well as internet-era misbehaviors such as sexting and cyberbullying. Like Wallace, Cypert has helped many young people navigate the sometimes confusing processes of the legal world, often loaning earlier editions of this book to young offenders in his court. Both authors’ real-world experience and legal expertise ensure that What Every Teen Should Know about Texas Law is indeed a complete and practical guide for assuming the responsibilities of adulthood—as well as a good refresher course for all legal-age Texans.

Children and the Law in Texas

Author: Ramona Freeman John
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292740518
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Can a girl get an abortion in Texas without her parent's consent? Are parents liable for damages when their teenager crashes the family car into a neighbor's Mercedes? What happens when grandparents help a noncustodial parent hide a child from the parent with legal custody? Ramona John tells it like it is in this non-lawyer's guide to all areas of Texas law affecting children. Using layman's language and a quick-reference, question-and-answer format, she offers expert advice about dealing with lawyers and judges and about using the law to protect and serve children. Texas parents, grandparents, teachers, and health care and social service providers will find this an authoritative guide to their legal rights and responsibilities regarding children.

Texas Monthly

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Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.

Tall Texas Teen Tales

Author: John Chas. Gibson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1496972368
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As a poor kid growing up, it was a challenge to have fun and not cost much, if anything. This book is specifically designed to let everybody know that fun doesn’t have a price tag on it if an imagination and a warped sense of humor is part of the equation. Anybody can have a ton of fun, and make lifelong memories without getting into too much trouble. O.K. some of these stories are stretched to the borders of reality, but.................so what? Put yourself in the 60’s and remember some of the stuff you pulled. As we go through the elementary school years, then junior high and high school, the fun gets more sophisticated. This will not be done though without having the “goofy and stupid” element ever present. If the warped sense of humor offends you in anyway, please accept this apology, and consider the source. The magic of the 1960’s along with a small West Texas group of kids is an experience. Please consider the times compared to today’s technology, and society. Back then, parents were to be loved, respected and feared, Nowadays, nobody knows the difference from beating a kid, and spanking a kid. What a shame. Also, there is a section about some of the cars back then. the 50’s and 60’s was the absolute pinnacle of power and beautiful design. Without the 60’s, the muscle cars of the 70’s would not have been born. Without the 60’s, our music of the 70’s and future decades would not have the roots to grow. Hippies, draft dodgers, moon walks, and the whole culture of youth changed drastically then. Teens came out of their controlled environment and grew in many directions. Some good, some not so good. many of the top performers were over-dosing on drugs. But, somehow, we made it through the 60’s no worse for the wear. On the lighter side of growing up, you can now enjoy this era. Either by reading about it first hand, or bringing your own memories and comparing them. Either way, it will be fun, a lot of fun. GET READY TO LAUGH!!!

Beyond Texas

Author: Ann DeFee
Publisher: Carina Press
ISBN: 1426897650
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There's no place like Texas. And there's no one like a Texan! Twinkie Sue Carmichael and her mother own the Clown Motel in Mirage, Texas, known for its mysterious desert lights. She's also the mayor. Like everyone else in these parts, Twinkie's worried about the goings-on at nearby Fort Huacha, an abandoned military facility, which has been taken over by a group of men calling themselves the Brothers. When Cole Thornton comes to Mirage—with his own questions about the Brothers—Twinkie's hormones go on high alert. So does her internal alarm. Is this great-looking guy really what he seems? Cole and Twinkie fall in love (or certainly lust!), surrounded by an eccentric cast of characters, from her cohort of girlfriends to her sheriff ex-husband. From Cole's high-powered family to his former partner. Not to mention his missing sister, a group of young pregnant women and a houseful of retired hookers. But as the Brothers and assorted other bad guys learn, you don't mess with Texans! 83,000 words

Louisa of Woods Crossing

Author: James Kaye
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469119978
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Louisa of Woods Crossing is about the Texas frontier just prior to the 1836 War of Texas Independence. The fourteen year-old heroine of the story lived during times of hardships and dangers including nightmarish depredations by hostile Indians inclined to barbarous acts. Nothing was more feared than raids on cabins and the terrifying abductions of teen-aged girls. The family homestead on the Lavaca River was that of the typical log cabin with fi elds, pastures, and the customary animals except for two red wolf watchdogs adopted as orphaned pups. The story is also an endearing one of close friendships with other pioneer girls.

The tobacco settlement

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on Health and the Environment
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160565199
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Tamed by a Texan

Author: Tanya Michaels
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459226429
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Grace Torres has a lot to lose. And the Texas Hill Country restaurateur isn't letting Ty Beckett steal her thunder. He may be the Lone Star State's most famous bachelor chef, but Grace has a family legacy to save. She'll do whatever it takes to keep her beloved restaurant afloat…even go head-to-head in a reality TV cook-off only one of them can win. Growing up dirt-poor just made Ty more determined to succeed. But he's facing some stiff competition. Grace may be the only female alive who sees past Ty's footloose facade and charming one-liners. She's also igniting more heat than a Mexican jalapeño. Walking away with first place could give Ty everything he ever wanted. It could also make him lose the one woman who's ever come close to taming this culinary cowboy!