New Laws

Beginning September 1, 2017:


  • It is an offense for an operator to use a portable wireless communication device:

To read, write, or send an electronic message while operating a motor vehicle unless the vehicle is stopped. (Section 545.4251, Transportation Code)

  • Persons under 18 years of age may not operate a motor vehicle while using a wireless communication device, except in case of emergency.  This covers more than just electronic messaging. (Section 545.424, Transportation Code)


  • A person commits an offense if the person operates a passenger vehicle, transports a child who is younger than eight years of age, unless the child is taller than four feet, nine inches, and does not keep the child secured during the operation of the vehicle in a child passenger safety seat system according to the instructions of the manufacturer of the safety seat system. (Section 545.412, Transportation Code)
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My name is Becky Balboa, and I am proud to serve as White Oak Middle School Principal. My husband, Tommy, and I live in White Oak with our two children, Madison and Connor. They keep us busy with their extracurricular activities. Education: Graduated from Pine Tree High School in 1993. Received BA in Elementary Education from SFA in 1998. Received Masters in Educational Leadership from SFA in 2004. Career: 18 years experience in education: kindergarten teacher, assistant principal, Head Start Director, principal. I look forward to working with you and your child. Please check back often White Oak Middle School news.

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