There's nothing more exciting than the first day of school. Here in Amarillo that day has snuck up fast! Tuesday will be here before you know it and kids all around the area will be heading back to class. It's that last minute before the big day and sure enough there's supplies to get, clothes to double check.

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I'm having two firsts this year with my little ones, My Daughter is starting high school and my youngest Pre K, Funny enough it never seems like you're fully ready to watch them go into that door no matter how many times you have watched it. You want to make sure that you did everything you could to see them succeed and do their best.

There's a few things to keep in mind now that School is about to be back in session. School Zones are back and there's also kids on the roads again.

School Zones

School zone speed limit sign in front of trees
Garrett Aitken

Yep, There's a good chance that you might see an increase in police patrols in the areas around school zones. Slowing down isn't going to hurt you for a moment or two and if you don't the fines are pretty rough.

Don't Pass That Bus!

School bus in Duluth, MN
Nick Cooper - TSM Duluth

I don't know how many times I've seen this or reported on it in the past. But every year there's one car that runs through a stopped school bus with it's warning signs on nearly missing or sadly hitting a child. Not only is it a bad idea to pass, it's also illegal. unless you are on a divided road with a physical barrier, even then you still need to yield to crossing children

It's all about keeping safe, and just an extra look while driving could make all the difference.

The 806's Strange & Screwed Up Crimes Of 2021.....So Far

It's 2021 and folks are making up for staying indoors and following the law all throughout 2020. This isn't always a good thing, though. There have been quite a few odd, wacky, and outright grotesque crimes committed in the Texas Panhandle this year so far.

From Friona to Lubbock, there's plenty of bad behavior on display throughout the 806 in 2021.

Take a look at what these hellions have gotten themselves into:

7 Weird Texas Laws That Actually Exist

There are plenty of lists of 'crazy Texas laws' that you can find online. Unfortunately, a lot of those 'laws' don't actually exist, or they were appealed a long time ago. However, there are plenty of laws that do actually exist and seem pretty silly. Some of them are very self-explanatory, while others are oddly specific. These are a few weird Texas laws that actually exist.

TX Senate Bill 3 Passed: These Historical Subjects Would No Longer Be Teaching Requirements in TX Schools

Texans who disagree feel that removing these teaching standards are a step in the wrong direction and may lead away from educating our children about the diversity of American citizens and their histories.

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