How much does it cost for an out-of-state student to attend the University of Texas at Austin?
It depends on your major, and if you’re an undergraduate or graduate (or if you’re seeking a law or medical degree). The Cockrell School of Engineering charges $18,546 per semester, for example, while the McCombs School of Business costs $19,635 per semester. This is for undergrads. Non-resident graduate students incur less cost per semester for fewer hours, the Cockrell School will cost you $9,015 per semester for 9 hours as a non-resident.You can calculate your per-semester tuition cost for 12 unit hours here.
I'm looking to relocate to Texas, preferably Dallas or Houston area. How do I find a job or how do I look for one while being out of state?
What kind of work are you looking for? The big employer here? Energy companies. Any experience working with oil or gas or pipelines, drafting, engineering, welding?Medicine is big. Our medical center is one of the best in the world.We are a big foodie city, with a dazzling array of restaurants, grocery stores and wine and beer establishments. We have Rice, UH, St. Thomas, Houston Baptist and Texas Southern. We have several Medical schools and several law schools.Living is cheap here. You can buy a house between 100K-200k that would cost you ten times that in California. It's one of the most affordable cities in the country to live in.Be forewarned. Public transportation sucks, don't come without a car.
How long does it take for a driving record in Texas to update out-of-state violations?
Once upon a time, I got a speeding ticket in Des Moines, Iowa at 4AM on a 15 September . The officer was very nice and professional and we chatted briefly about the weather, she wrote me a ticket and I was in my way.I promptly forgot the whole thing .Since I had stuck the ticket in my windshield visor and forgotten the whole thing, I failed to plea or appear by 25 September before the appropriate magistrate. Surprise- the Des Moines court clerk notified the Texas DPS of my failure to appear, and on 3 October I received a “"nasty-gram” from Texas DPS suggesting I needed to contact that court clerk in Iowa or my license would be suspended .That was quite a reminder- My response-”yessir, yessir, three bags full , sir.”I called the Clerk, made my apology for threatening the driving safety of the citizens of Des Moines and the dignity of her boss’ court, got yelled at and paid the fine.Based on my recent experience, I’d say Texas will found out in 18–20 days.I hope this helps.
What forms do I need to fill out to sue a police officer for civil rights violations? Where do I collect these forms, which court do I submit them to, and how do I actually submit those forms? If relevant, the state is Virginia.
What is relevant, is that you need a lawyer to do this successfully. Civil rights is an area of law that for practical purposes cannot be understood without training. The police officer will have several experts defending if you sue. Unless you have a lawyer you will be out of luck. If you post details on line, the LEO's lawyers will be able to use this for their purpose. You need a lawyer who knows civil rights in your jurisdiction.Don't try this by yourself.Get a lawyer. Most of the time initial consultations are free.
How would you feel about a civilian police 'representative' coming out to an auto accident for a report, etc., instead of a police officer (in order to free up police for other types of calls)?
We would occasionally get people who would insist that a sworn deputy sheriff be dispatched to their traffic collision after a CSO (non sworn “community service officer”) showed up instead. If they really really insisted, we’d do it, but they’d often be waiting an extra hour or more for a deputy to be free from calls that only deputies could do. CSOs could only write non-injury collisions that didn’t involve a crime such as drunk driving. Injury or fatal collisions required a deputy.Anyway, some CSOs frankly get more experience writing the “PDOs” (Property Damage Only) than deputies since they do so many more of them. It’s one of their “bread and butter” calls. There’s really not much to these reports anyway. You fill in a bunch of boxes with the information called for…drivers name, license number, insurance company name and policy number etc. Some stuff is a little trickier. For example, if you don’t know what time somebody ran into your parked car, the time is “2500” hours for reporting purposes on the report. Otherwise,it doesn’t really take a sworn officer to do this. The narrative is mostly just the statements (summarized) of the involved parties, e.g. “Party two said that while stopped at the red light, he felt a jolt as Party one rear ended his vehicle”. Then maybe a “Party one said he has no idea why his car rear ended party two, and didn’t want to discuss this collision with me”. It’s really up to the insurance companies to figure out (usually after interviewing the involved parties on a taped line) who is financially responsible for the collision. CSOs are just as capable as deputies when it comes to writing these types of reports (some better than others of course, just as some deputies are more experienced than others).
How severely will the Communist Government of China punish the Yicai reporter, Liang Xiangyi, for her eye-roll to a fellow-reporter's state scripted question to the Communist Parliament, March 2018?
As per my understanding of the Chinese Communist Party, Liang Xiangyi would be fired by her employer at the worst and be given the punishment of demerit recording at the best.It is an open secret that the lady in red (Zhang Huijun) is a shill, she asked question on behalf of American Multimedia Television which most Chinese people would consider as a serious American medium. The lady in blue (Liang Xiangyi) rolled her eyes because she seemed to feel bored and hold the windbag next to her in contempt. In the eyes of the Communist mandarins, Liang’s behavior is politically incorrect (不讲政治).Given that Xi Jinping is such an intolerant paramount leader, I tend to think that this lady will lose her job.
I have to take the Texas Success Initiative Assessment (TSI) for the college I am going to. However, I'm out-of-state. How do I find a test proctor so I can take it?
Start by contacting your college. If it is really an issue, and it may not be, they will have dealt with it before and can advise you.