Five stories that have North Texas talking: TCU reports most alcohol violations among Texas schools; meet the candidates for Dallas Police Chief; Tarrant County’s getting its first cat cafe; and more.
Texas Christian University reports more disciplinary actions against students for liquor law violations than any other Texas school, according to a new study. In fact, the Fort Worth campus ranks third in the country among schools for the most reported liquor law violations.
The study from ProjectKnow compares the number of drug- and alcohol-related arrests and disciplinary actions reported on wet campuses and dry campuses. The study describes wet campuses as places that “permit consuming alcohol and are subject to individual campus rules on alcohol use." Dry campuses are “where the consumption of alcohol on school property is wholly prohibited, regardless of whether individuals are of legal drinking age.”
The sample was limited to nonprofit, four-year schools with at least 10,000 enrolled students. The study used 2015 data from the federal Office of Postsecondary Education.
TCU was the only Texas school on the list of schools reporting the most liquor law violations. No Texas schools were among the top 10 with the most reported drug law violations.
In a statement to The Dallas Morning News, TCU said it strives to be as "transparent as possible, and we abide by stringent reporting standards."
TCU is considered a wet campus in the study. According to its student handbook, students can’t drink on campus, but they can in their rooms or apartments with a maximum of six guests — all of legal drinking age. [ProjectKnow]
- Eight candidates — half from North Texas and half from across the country — are interviewing next month to lead the Dallas Police Department. [KERA News]
- Houston’s joining a handful of Texas cities in a legal fight against the state’s new immigration enforcement law. Fort Worth, however, isn’t following suit. [The Texas Tribune, KERA News]
- A new documentary on the coal industry’s role screens tonight at Alamo Drafthouse. The Big Screen team talked with two Dallasites featured in the film, “From the Ashes.” [Art&Seek]
- Plans for Casual Cat Cafe in Richland Hills are in the works, and people are purrrty excited about it. [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]