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Texas Piñata Ban Under Review


Piñata (Photo: peasap/Flickr)

A piñata ban in nearly three dozen parks in Harris County, Texas has rankled Hispanic community leaders and activists.

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Six years ago, the county decided to ban a number of party favors from local parks, among them piñatas.

Officials said it was a litter issue but when new signs appeared recently, saying "no piñatas allowed," Hispanic community leaders complained of discrimination.

Now the county is reviewing the policy.

James Pinkerton is covering the story for the Houston Chronicle.