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School administrators, lawmakers, school safety experts and law enforcement, including Galveston County District Attorney Jack Roady, will attend roundtable discussions this week in Austin to discuss gun safety and school and community preparedness.

High school seniors of many different Santa Fe church communities went forward with a previously-planned baccalaurete ceremony Sunday night in spite of a tragic shooting at the school Friday that killed eight students and two teachers.

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Possible reforms would be up for discussion, officials said. But leaders also offered some hotly-debated proposals, like arming teachers in schools.

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The shooting in the Santa Fe High School Friday happened in a nation where people have "fallen away from God," a Santa Fe Arcadia First Baptist Church Pastor Jerl Watkins said to a packed worship hall.

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Hi Charlotte,

Sure, in this link you'll find some of the proposed revisions, as well as the planning and other groups recommendations/comments on the rules. I think it's the most readable version of the proposed changes. The city compiled it to cross reference with the Chamber of Comme…

Good question, Melody. I'm not sure on whether new garage apartments would be permitted. There's a proposal out there regarding additional "dwelling units" as I think they're called in the zoning rules, but I don't know the details well enough to say right now. I'll find out and ge…

Should also add for clarity: the new proposal prohibiting duplexes in historic districts does not include any sort of special variance to allow a duplex under certain conditions. It is an outright ban.

Hi all,

I'm the reporter who wrote this story and just wanted to clarify something that I think I didn't spell out well enough in the article.

Per the zoning department:

In the 2015 zoning changes, new multi-family units were prohibited in historic districts (at that time…

Hi Bill,

The test was received Sept. 6, the blood work was taken shortly after the crash.

Best, Marissa

Thanks, Jose'. I had the wrong figure. I will get it corrected. We regret the error.

-Marissa

Hi Gary,

Marissa here from The Daily News. I've put these questions out to our local lawmakers. I don't have a response yet, but we will get something in the paper ASAP.

As always, thanks for reading. Best,
Marissa

Hi Gary and Mark, Marissa here from The Daily News. On Friday, I asked our local lawmakers (who supported this law) to weigh in on whether people affected by Hurricane Harvey should be forced to adhere to this requirement in order to receive relief funds. I don't have responses yet, but we w…

Hi Gary and Mark,

Marissa here from The Daily News. On Friday, I asked our local lawmakers (who supported this law) to weigh in on whether people affected by Hurricane Harvey should be forced to adhere to this requirement in order to receive relief funds. I don't have responses yet, bu…

Hi David,

I'm Marissa Barnett, the reporter on this story. I've requested the list of the approved projects and will do an update as soon as I have that information. It's my understanding the list of projects has been narrowed down in the last few months so I did not want to include sp…