31 Days, 31 Ways (2013)

Throughout August 2013, The Texas Tribune featured 31 ways Texans' lives would change come Sept. 1, the date many bills passed by the Legislature — including the budget — took effect.

 Gabriel Cristóver Pérez

Minors Can No Longer Use Tanning Salons

This year, Texas joined several other states that ban minors from tanning indoors. Previously, certain minors — those between 16 ½ and 18 — could tan with parental consent. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

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 Callie Richmond

Job-Training Program Adjusts Amid Cuts

A grant program that focuses on training students in fields like high-tech manufacturing and computer support is undergoing funding cuts as a result of legislation passed during this year’s regular session. This story is part of our 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

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 Brandon Thibodeaux

Boater Education Courses Target Invasive Species

One way that invasive aquatic species like the zebra mussel can spread across Texas waterways is via boats that aren't cleaned. New legislation requires boater education courses to address the importance of cleaning boats. This story is part of our monthlong 31 Days, 31 Ways series.

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