Law enforcement will be looking today for additional information on Stephen Paddock’s motives in carrying out the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, returned to the U.S. this week and told FBI officials that she didn’t know he “was planning violence against anyone.”
Children brought by their parents as undocumented immigrants (Also known as Dreamers) have until the end of today to reapply for protection under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also called DACA. The Trump administration announced in September it would phase out the program. With the deadline approaching, over 150,000 DACA recipients whose protections will expire by or before March of next year, are eligible to reapply. But still about 100K have not done so. Renewal applications can be completed at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
ACL is offering refunds for anyone who does not feel comfortable coming to the festival following what happened in Vegas.
You can now text 911 in Central Texas on the four major cell providers. It’s intended for people in situations where a threat or poor reception makes it difficult for them to call. But they say calling should be your first choice. The only way to know a text reached a 911 call center is when the center texts back. Call centers don’t automatically receive a cellphone user’s location information when texting 9-1-1. Please add the location of the emergency and type of help needed.
Messages do not work if the sender texts using group messages, emojis, pictures or videos.
Text in English and in simple words—do not use abbreviations. Apps that text other app users or texting via social media do not support Text to 911. Once you have initiated a Text to 911 conversation, do not turn off your phone until the dispatcher tells you it is ok to do so.