The Austin Police Department says they are reviewing their policies after receiving backlash from the shooting of a dog by an officer over the weekend.
"This incident has drawn a lot of attention," said Assistant Police Chief David Carter, the department’s chief of staff. "We’ve received a lot of calls, a lot of emails, from people who are very concerned. And we are, too."
“Education and awareness are going to be our primary methods of enforcement. Our aim is that our student body and our staff and our faculty … will comply in a spirit of cooperation.”—Adrienne Howarth-Moore, director of human resource services for the University of Texas, on the announcement that the campus and its satellites have gone tobacco free.
“Texans want to be relevant. We’ve been passed by in the process before, and we’re tired of sitting on the sidelines.”—Weston Martinez, a member of the state Republican Party executive committee from San Antonio. Martinez, a Rick Santorum supporter, said the party’s executive committee will hold an emergency session to consider the changing the primary to a winner take all.
New census data show the Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos region ranked as the nation’s second fastest growing metro area between April 2010 and July 2011.
"It’s still about Austin," Ryan Robinson, the city’s demographer, said about the data. "It’s about the fact that when people move here, they’re wanting to move into the heart of the metropolitan region, and the reason they want to do that is I think the vibrancy, the quality of life, the overall culture."
A woman has been charged after police say she created a fake Facebook page for her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend that contained sexually explicit videos, according to court documents.
The woman who created the fake Facebook page was charged with online impersonation, which is considered a crime in Texas when someone creates a Web page or profile without consent and uses the persona to harm, defraud, threaten or intimidate someone.