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By: Fox S.A. Staff
San Antonio has a serious graffiti problem so on Tuesday city leaders tried to come up with a solution.
Councilman David Medina and police Chief William McManus told a city committee there should be more engagement for youth to keep them from tagging.
Medina laid out a plan that includes a big push to have more mural artwork since buildings with murals are almost never tagged.
"It shows that our youth have this respect for other artists in the community," Medina said.
"I think that if we were to focus more on that within our city departments and encourage more of our youth to [participate] in these positive art projects it could really help."
The proposal was to a city committee.
The full city council must still consider it before anything changes.
Tuesday, March 19 2013, 05:12 PM CDT
Man faces arson charge after Houston fire
May 24, 2013 18:10 GMT
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston police have arrested a man on an arson charge in an apartment complex fire allegedly started by a thrown Molotov cocktail.
The Houston Fire Department says one firefighter suffered a minor hand injury in the blaze extinguished early Friday. Several units suffered heavy damage.
Investigators say 26-year-old Darrius Owens allegedly was in a dispute with another family member at the apartments. Authorities are trying to determine the reason for the argument.
City jail records show Owens was in custody Friday with no immediate details on bond or an attorney for him.
Further details weren't immediately released. Red Cross officials were assisting displaced residents.
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