Mayor Pro Tem Sheryl Cole has spearheaded numerous projects since she was first elected to Austin City Council, but she said the moment that had the most impact on her political career came when she was PTA president of her sons’ elementary school.
Thursday afternoon, the LBJ Library and Presidential Museum announced the full schedule for the three-day Civil Rights Summit that will begin April 8. In addition to a keynote address from President Barack Obama and talks from three former presidents, the summit will feature nine panels with topics ranging from civil rights in sports to the role music plays in developing social consciousness. See the full schedule here.
Under current state law, police officers have three options once they arrest someone for public intoxication: They can release the person to a sober friend, transport him to the hospital or put him in jail.
Officials from Project Connect, a transportation project designed to reduce traffic congestion and improve transportation methods in Austin, defined and evaluated final alternative modes of transportation for the project and proposed 16 locations for stops — including three by the University — along urban rail or bus routes in an advisory meeting Friday.