Cou­ple ar­gued a lot, one friend said


Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - Con­tin­ued from B Con­tact Melissa Taboada at 445-3620. Twit­ter: @melis­sa­taboada Con­tact Ben Wear at bwear@states­; 445-3698.


The Amer­i­canS­tates­man con­tacted Perkins’ fam­ily at their home in East Austin by phone Satur­day night.

How­ever, Perkins’ cousin de­clined to com­ment and said the fam­ily is ask­ing for pri­vacy.

Ac­cord­ing to KVUE, Perkins is the cousin of former Longhorns foot­ball player Ja­maal Charles’ wife.

Charles also plays for the Kansas City Chiefs.

The cou­ple in late Oc­to­ber at­tended a Chiefs Hal­loween event, pos­ing with their daugh­ter, dressed in an or­ange tutu and wear­ing a black bow.

But the pub­lic posts end there. It’s un­clear whether Perkins changed her Face­book pri­vacy set­tings, but Perkins’ last pub­lic ac­tiv­ity ap­pears to be Thurs­day, when she up­dated her pro­file pic­ture. She is look­ing di­rectly into the cam­era, smil­ing. trams might be vi­able for a spe­cific point-to-point trans­porta­tion need, such as per­haps go­ing across Lady Bird Lake from the Long Cen­ter for the Per­form­ing Arts to the emerg­ing Sea­holm district (although he wasn’t en­dors­ing that idea), but that gon­do­las don’t make sense as a way to move large groups of peo­ple longer dis­tances. There really isn’t such a sys­tem any­where in the world at this point.

“Who wants to be the test case for some com­pletely new tech­nol­ogy?” Spil­lar said.

Which brings us back to Venice and those boats, clearly a time-tested trans­porta­tion sys­tem and one that could be in­stalled at well un­der $100 mil­lion a mile. I mean, as long as we’re think­ing out­side the box.

Why not com­bine Old World ro­mance and com­mut­ing? I can see it now: Kiss your de­voted un­der the Pfluger Bridge, our very own Bridge of Sighs, and you’ll get not only eter­nal love, but also an ear­lier start to your work­day.

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