Tiffany found out a couple weeks ago that her best friend Cindy secretly has been messing around with her boyfriend, Brad. Tiffany broke up with him and told her Cindy they were no longer friends. Tiffany is finally starting to get past the drama. She’s super excited school is out and summer is beginning. It’s been really hot in San Marcos lately and she feels it would be fun to float the river. She calls her sorority sisters and other friends to see who’s down to float. Taylor, Karen, and Desiree say they are down to meet. Karen and Tiffany offer to bring the drinks and red solo cups for everyone. Desiree is the only friend that is not 21 yet and so to avoid getting in trouble she decides to just drink coke.
All four of the ladies meet at the river, mix their drinks and get into their tubes. The girls and especially Tiffany are having a great time! Tiffany has had about 4 cups of rum and Cokes right before the unbelievable happens. Her backstabbing-boyfriend-stealing-ex-best friend was a little in front of her floating on the river with her old-scum-bag-ex-boyfriend. Karen and Taylor remember that Cindy can’t swim and so they advise Tiffany to “accidentally” try and tip their tube for giggles. Although Tiffany thinks that might be a bad idea, the liquid confidence kicks in and she decides to go through with it.
When they get closer to Cindy and Brad’s tube Tiffany kicks the tube with her foot. Cindy gets scared and falls off the side of the tube. Brad jumps in to save her from drowning. Cindy sees who is to cause for this near death incident and gets out the water to call the police. When Tiffany and her friends get to the end of the river they are met by the police. The police write a citation for public intoxication to Tiffany, Karen, and Taylor. Desiree wasn’t drinking, but she was still within arm’s length of alcohol. Therefore the cops gave her a citation for Minor in Possession of Alcohol.
The Texas law says that public intoxication is when a person is in a public place while intoxicated to such a degree that he or she may be a danger to themselves or others. In San Marcos, for first offenders public intoxication is a Class C Misdemeanor and a fine up to $125.00. In San Marcos, if charged with a MIP, which is also a Class C Misdemeanor, a person could be subjected to 8-12 hours of community service, required to take an alcohol awareness class and a fine of $400.00.
Lessoned Learned: Watch the amount of alcohol you and your friends drink, especially in public! Always be able to make responsible and educated decisions when drinking alcohol in order to ensure that everyone’s life, including your own is safe. Lastly, if you’re under 21 avoid surroundings that could, make it appear that you’re breaking the law. Enjoy your summer and stay out of the courthouse!
June 14, 2012
Created by Intern, Ashley Brown
Kyle and his girlfriend Brandy have a tumultuous relationship. They routinely breakup, leave mean voicemails to each other, and then get back together. After their most recent break-up, Kyle and Brandy keep up their normal routine and leave each other Facebook messages outlining how each is the scum of the earth.
After getting some good advice from a friend, Brandy decides not to continue her unhealthy relationship with Kyle and disables her Facebook account. When Kyle sees Brandy is no longer on Facebook, he decides to create a Facebook page where Brandy’s friends can see the REAL her. Kyle uses excerpts from Brandy’s emails to him to make Brandy’s new Facebook page. He also uses a picture of Brandy partially dressed and making an obscene gesture as the profile picture.
Maggie and her roommate Karen used to be good friends, but their relationship has deteriorated since becoming roommates. Maggie has dealt with Karen’s big mouth for months, but finally decides to move out after a nasty fight over a comment Karen says about Maggie’s boyfriend.
After Maggie is done moving out her stuff, she spots Karen’s phone left on the kitchen table. Seeing a chance to get back at her roommate, Maggie updates Karen’s status to, “I hate my ugly/evil/a-hole/abusive self so I’m removing it from the earth, unless the cops stop me first” and leaves the apartment.
According to recent changes in Texas law, both Kyle’s and Maggie’s online impersonations are third degree felonies punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and/or up to a fine of $10,000. A person is guilty of online impersonation if they use the name or persona of another person to create a webpage or post/send a message without consent and to intentionally harm, defraud, intimidate, or threaten any person.
Lesson Learned: Don’t use the internet to get back at the two-faced hypocrites, jerks, and bullies in your life! It isn’t worth opening the door for a conviction that could affect you for the rest of your life! Instead, redirect your aggression towards a punching bag and get fit!
April 17, 2012
Created by Intern, Christeen Milmo