The UT Police Department initiated their own internal review of University sexual assault cases after learning of a Texas Department of Public Safety audit reviewing Austin Police Department’s sexual assault cases.
UTPD uses the emergency notification system to send text messages to students during urgent situations to inform students of actions they should take. They also use email and social media to spread information after an incident.
With the United States likely to have one million fatalities from the opioid crisis by 2020, Attorney General Ken Paxton launched a campaign to educate Texans on the dangers of prescription painkillers.
Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, D-Austin, and Sen. Dawn Buckingham, R-Lakeway, introduced companion bills in the House and Senate that are designed to give craft brewers a privilege other alcohol distributors in Texas already have.