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DWI Enforcement and Jesus Moroles: Thursday’s Show (July 2, 2015)

Now through July 7, the Texas Department of Public Safety will have more state troopers on the Lone Star State’s roadways. The increased presence is designed, in part, to discourage or catch drunk drivers. Repeat DWI offenders can find themselves in Harris County’s SOBER Court (Save Ourselves By Education and Recovery). It’s one of a […]

Now through July 7, the Texas Department of Public Safety will have more state troopers on the Lone Star State’s roadways. The increased presence is designed, in part, to discourage or catch drunk drivers.

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 UglyOn 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.

(Image Courtesy: Kate Penn/York Daily Record)

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