County denies use of courtroom for prayer event

Members of the Hood County Commissioners Court know they may not have a prayer of escaping controversy over their vote to keep religion out of the second-floor courtroom at the courthouse on the square.

In a 3-2 vote at their regular meeting Tuesday, court members voted against allowing a local group to use the courtroom next week to commemorate the annual National Day of Prayer. Organizers had asked for use of the courtroom from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.


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