Updated: E. Texas Cheerleaders Keep Banners, for Now

Updated, Oct. 18, 1:41 p.m.:

Cheerleaders at Kountze High School can keep displaying their banners inscribed with Bible verses on the field at football games until a trial set to begin June 24 resolves the issue, an East Texas district court judge ruled Thursday.

Judge Steven Thomas granted an injunction against the school district's rule prohibiting the banners after a morning hearing in Hardin County. The summer trial date means the game-time practice is safe for the rest of the school year — unless, of course, the parties involved reach a settlement agreement before then.

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