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Banning cell phones in Texas schools?

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-08 07:00:43

SUMMARY: In Texas, the topic of banning cell phones in schools has sparked debate. Multiple districts are considering or have implemented bans, prompting student protests and discussions among lawmakers. State Representative Ellen Troxclair advocates for cell phone bans to address mental , citing that phones distract students and expose them to inappropriate content. She suggests state support, including possible funding, to help districts enforce these bans. While supporters emphasize improved educational outcomes, critics, including parents concerned about safety during emergencies, argue against a blanket policy. The debate touches on broader educational and legislative issues, highlighting differing perspectives on student technology use.

Several school districts across Texas have experimented with banning cell phones in the classroom. Texas State Rep. Ellen Troxclair says it's an issue that the legislature should consider taking up.

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Police chase ends in shootout in Midlothian, suspect injured

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-12 06:43:28

SUMMARY: An early morning police chase ended with a crash and a shootout in Midlothian. The incident began in Dalworthington Gardens near Arlington, where the suspect hit a squad car. Following the crash, the suspect fired at officers, who then returned fire, critically injuring the suspect. The event occurred near an apartment complex on Ridgeway Drive, close to Highway 67. It is unclear if anyone else was hurt, and the reason officers were initially following the suspect remains unknown. More details are awaited from Midian and Dalworthington Gardens police, which will be updated on fox4news.com.

An early morning police chase ended with a crash and a shootout between the suspect and police. The chase began in Dalworthington Gardens, near Arlington, shortly before 3 a.m.

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Woman’s death in sweltering heat at living facility has son calling for changes to protocol

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-07-11 22:47:27

SUMMARY: Tonight at 10:00, a local man demands changes to protocols at The Terraces, an independent living facility in Kingwood, after his 93-year-old mother, Barbara Sturgis, died in extreme heat conditions. The power outage caused by Hurricane Barrel raised concerns about Frontier Management's handling of the situation. Jonathan Sturgis criticized the lack of communication and delay in evacuations. Another resident, Bob Burgess, highlighted frustrations with power provider CenterPoint. Despite an assessment, power hasn't been restored. Frontier Management promised to address the communication and evacuation concerns, but no updates have been received. Reporting from Kingwood, Devin Clark, KPRC2 .

93-year-old woman's death amid sweltering heat at independent living facility has son calling for changes to protocol

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Here & Now: The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority

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www.youtube.com – FOX 4 Dallas-Fort Worth – 2024-07-11 22:24:49

SUMMARY: The North Texas Behavioral Authority (NTBHA) has received a $1.25 million state grant to create a Youth Crisis Outreach Team (YCOT), a pilot program aimed at addressing youth mental health crises. The team will consist of six specialized staff who will work in six counties, responding to crises involving children and adolescents. The YCOT, an extension of the existing Mobile Crisis Outreach Team (MCOT), will provide trauma-informed care and support to families in various settings, including homes, schools, and juvenile justice facilities. The program aims to reduce law enforcement interventions and emergency room visits by offering targeted, in-home care for up to 90 days. For more information, the NTBHA crisis hotline is 866-260-8000 and their website is NTBHA.org.

A new program will create a youth crisis outreach team to help North Texas children. The North Texas Behavioral Health Authority just received a more than $1 million grant. FOX 4's Shaun Rabb has more on how it will work in this week's Here & Now.

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