Justice Not Found for Sexual Assault Survivors in Austin

Justice Not Found for Sexual Assault Survivors in Austin

According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), “nearly 1 in 5 women and 1 in 38 men have experienced completed or attempted rape in their lifetimes”. A study conducted in 2015 by the Institute on Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault and the...
New Texas State Law Bans Minors from Purchasing Cough Medicine

New Texas State Law Bans Minors from Purchasing Cough Medicine

A bill recently signed into law by Texas Governor Greg Abbott outlaws Texas residents younger than 18 years of age from purchasing over-the-counter medication containing dextromethorphan, a cough suppressant that can commonly be used to get high when taken in large...
Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Red Light Cameras

Texas Governor Signs Law Banning Red Light Cameras

House Bill 1631 that would ban the use of red light camera system has officially been signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott this month. This law bans red light cameras across the entire state of Texas, and would phase the cameras out of existence immediately in cities...
Marijuana Concentrates in Texas: What’s the Consequence?

Marijuana Concentrates in Texas: What’s the Consequence?

While the attitude surrounding marijuana in the last 10 to 20 years has changed dramatically from the social connotations and implications of the past, it still isn’t as widely accepted as it may seem. In most states marijuana is still illegal, save the few medical...
Austin Crime Levels Dropped Last Month

Austin Crime Levels Dropped Last Month

According to Hoodline, Austin crime levels dropped significantly in the month of April as opposed to March. Hoodline reports that the total number of incidents fell from 8,693 incidents in March to 7,856 incidents in April, nearly a 10 percent drop in over-all crime....
Personal Injury: What Happens Next?

Personal Injury: What Happens Next?

It’s true, accidents happen. One second you’re driving to work on the highway, running errands at the local grocery store, or spending time with family and friends on vacation, and the next you might find yourself suffering from a personal injury that causes you...
Texas Ban on Brass Knuckles and “Kitty Keychains” Could be Lifted

Texas Ban on Brass Knuckles and “Kitty Keychains” Could be Lifted

House Bill 446, filed by Representative Joe Moody, would change the current laws surrounding the possession of brass knuckles and self-defense key chains that are both currently prohibited by Texas law. According to the Dallas News, the previous Texas law bans “any...
Texas Raising Legal Age for Smoking and Vaping

Texas Raising Legal Age for Smoking and Vaping

Senate Bill 21, has found its way through both the Senate and the House, and as of May 21st, 2019 has been officially passed. This bill will raise the minimum legal sale age for any and all tobacco products, including vaping products and electronic cigarettes, from 18...
Texas House Deliberates Expanding Felon Voting Eligibility & Rights

Texas House Deliberates Expanding Felon Voting Eligibility & Rights

According to the Austin-American Statesman, Texas Democratic state representatives are pushing to give voting rights back to felons who are under observation or on parole. House Bill 1419, if it became law, would be the first update to Texas’ election code regarding...