A lot of outcry on the Internet, including a Change.org petition, suggests that ticketing people for giving money to those in need might not be a PR victory.
Open carry supporters in Texas have been very active in making their fellow citizens aware of their right to carry long-arm rifles in public—and they took their message to San Antonio Police over the weekend.
The story of Buddy the dog, a six-year-old golden retriever in San Antonio, could have big implications for Texas' controversial "severe bodily injury" laws that allow local animal control departments to euthanize people's pets.
The legal status of "disruptive" transportation apps like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar is in question. But as federal judges weigh in on the rules that keep them from operating at full capacity in Texas, the bigger question is whether or not these services meet a legitimate need.
Uber, Lyft, Sidecar, and the rest of the quasi-legal services that allow everyday drivers to get paid for giving rides to strangers took a big step in Houston last week—and Dallas might be next.