Repeat DWI offenders can find themselves in Harris County’s SOBER Court (Save Ourselves By Education and Recovery). It’s one of a handful of specialty courts in Greater Houston. On this edition of Houston Matters, we discuss the impact of specialty courts, and then we talk with a SOBER court judge and a clinical psychologist tasked with helping those who cycle through it. Then we talk with representatives of the Houston Police Department and the Harris County’s Sheriff’s office, and a Harris County district attorney, about plans in place to address drunk driving over the coming holiday weekend.
Also this hour: A lot can happen in a week. Some good. Some bad. Some ugly. We revisit developments in the week’s news with our rotating panel of “non-experts” in a Thursday edition of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. On this week’s panel: The Houston Chronicle’s Kyrie O’Connor, Russ Capper from The Business Makers Radio Show and The Energy Makers Show, and Texas Leftist blogger Wayne Ashley.
Plus: Houston Matters’ Paige Phelps remembers Gulf Coast artist Jesus Moroles, a prominent sculptor who created the Houston Police Officers Memorial. He died last month.
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