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Full Show: Hearing On Ft. Bend Graves, And Rules For Holiday Driving (Nov. 19, 2018)

Posted on · On Monday's Houston Matters: The fate of nearly 100 historic graves in Ft. Bend County may be decided today. We learn about efforts to soften the noise from sonic booms off the Texas coast. We discuss the rules of the road for holiday travel. We hear from former Obama speechwriter David Litt. And Jeff Balke updates us on Houston sports.

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Addressing Houston’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on · Driving around Greater Houston can be challenging, due in no small part to our seemingly ever-increasing traffic, and — let’s face it — some less-than-stellar driving habits some of our neighbors exhibit. But in some cases accidents might be — at least in part — about the design of the roads themselves. There are some particularly […]

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Rules of the Road: Surviving 4th of July Traffic in Houston

Posted on · According to AAA,  the upcoming three-day Independence Day weekend will see the highest Fourth of July traffic volume on record. Some 43 million Americans are expected to take to the roads. Of course, we want all Houstonians to be safe while traveling this weekend. In that spirit, we welcome your questions for Trooper Richard Standifer from […]

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Examining the Triggers That Lead to Distracted Driving

Posted on · Amid ongoing concern over the proliferation of texting while driving, researchers from the University of Houston and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute set out to determine how absent-mindedness and stress impact driving and learned along the way that — while texting is far more distracting than talking on the phone — there are cognitive, emotional and sensory […]