Monthly Archives: April 2017

Texas Could Pardon Underage Drinking of Sex Assault Victims

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In a push to combat campus sexual assault, the Texas Legislature is moving to pardon victims from criminal charges for underage drinking. A bill passed unanimously Wednesday by the state Senate protects from prosecution victims of sexual assault who admit to underage drinking while they were being abused. Continue reading

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OPINION: Drinking alcohol to cope only makes stress worse

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If one chooses to consume enough alcohol in an effort to forget their troubles and stress, they might end up feeling worse the next day. You may be able to forget what caused your stress, but your brain and body will remember it still exists. In fact, alcohol may actually increase your stress. Continue reading

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Wyoming Coroner reports 14-year old teen died from alcohol poisoning

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April 13, 2017 — Fremont County, Wyo. – The death of 14-year-old Millani Watt of Arapahoe, Wyoming was ruled accidental by the Fremont County Coroner’s Office. She died at a home in Lander on Friday, March 17.   Fremont County Coroner Mark Stratmoen … Continue reading

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Embattled Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission director resigns amid investigation into perks

After fielding some tough questions last week by the House Committee on General Investigations and Ethics, Sherry Cook, the executive director of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, has resigned from her position. The move comes after the Texas Tribune reported that Cook along with other TABC top brass had been jet-setting around the country on taxpayer’s money to attend conferences largely funded by the alcohol industry. Continue reading

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Texas House Bill proposes change of some state alcohol violations from criminal to civil penalty

Texas House Bill 1999 proposes to reduce the penalty for a minor for purchasing, possessing or consuming alcohol from a misdemeanor to a civil infraction for the first and second violations. The third violation would remain a Class C misdemeanor … Continue reading

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Four Easy Ways Parents Can Prevent Underage Drinking

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Parents can make all the difference when it comes to preventing underage and dangerous drinking by their kids. Here are four things you can do: TALK, BE INVOLVED, BE A GOOD ROLE MODEL and DON’T BE AFRAID TO ASK FOR HELP. Continue reading

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