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How to Prevent Drunk Driving in Houston and Help Those With DUIs Recover

Posted on · 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 […]

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Changes Afoot For Texas Liquor Laws?

Posted on · Walmart is suing Texas for the right to sell hard liquor. Soon after the lawsuit was filed in federal court, a coalition of businesses formed to push laws to allow publicly traded corporations to own and operate liquor stores. A couple of state legislators have also filed bills that would repeal parts of the alcohol […]

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Alcohol and Gun Sales, Free Airport Wi-Fi, and Anatomically Correct Sculptures: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · This week: gun rights groups and gun control groups agreed on something — that the TABC should not allow alcohol to be sold at some venues where gun sales take place, both Houston airports now have free Wi-Fi, ground was broken at the new SpaceX spaceport in Brownsville, and some folks are upset saying the […]

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Looking for Creative Ways to Curb Drunk Driving

Posted on · Many Texans will travel and party on Independence Day Friday, and through the weekend. So, naturally, law enforcement will also be active, stepping up efforts to crack down on drunk driving. Officials here in Harris County — where we routinely lead the nation in fatal accidents involving intoxicated drivers, and just in the last two […]

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The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: Priest Incorporates Alcohol into Devotion

Posted on · You may not have heard of Episcopalian priest Father William “Bill” Miller, but he grew up close to The Heights, in Garden Oaks. Recently he released his second book, “The Beer Drinker’s Guide to God: The Whole and Holy Truth About Lager, Loving, and Living.” For a priest to choose a topic like God and […]

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What’s Really Going on Inside the Brain of an Addict?

Posted on · The recent death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has once again raised the specter of addiction. It’s a topic often discussed, but not always well understood. More and more, medical professionals are recognizing addiction as a medical condition. They explain how drugs and alcohol can affect the chemistry in our brains, and how some of […]