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Supreme Court Will Hear Case From Deaf Teens Over Driver’s Ed Interpreters

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court late last month announced its agreed to hear a case brought by deaf teens against the Texas Education Agency. The plaintiffs allege the state has failed to establish accommodations for their disability in driver's education classes. The state says it’s not obligated to do so, as driver's ed is not a […]

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Does Houston Traffic Make it a Harder Place to Learn to Drive?

Posted on · We’ve discussed on this program some of the challenges associated with driving in Houston – the traffic, distracted drivers, rude drivers, stress-inducing highway merges, aging infrastructure and construction zones. Even the most seasoned driver can find it all a bit overwhelming, at times. So imagine what it’s like for a driver-to-be – or, better yet, […]

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Protective Orders, Road Project Funding, and Driver’s Ed: Houston Matters for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Posted on · Six members of a family in suburban Spring who were shot to death last week will be laid to rest today in a private ceremony. Katie and Stephen Stay, and their four youngest children died in the attack. The couple's 15-year-old daughter Cassidy survived, called police, and identified her uncle, Ronald Lee Haskell, as the […]