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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 […]

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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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Why Won’t Houston Let This Man Walk?

Posted on · David Dorantes is upset that he can’t walk around Houston. Dorantes is an entertainment reporter for the Spanish-language newspaper La Voz de Houston, and recently he wrote an article for the Houston Chronicle on this very topic. He tells us why he thinks it’s important to get out of your car. MORE: I Want to Walk. […]

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Thanksgiving Travel and Cooking: Houston Matters for Monday, November 24, 2014

Posted on · Whether you celebrate Thanksgiving at home or plan to hit the road this week to visit family or friends, we have you covered on today’s Houston Matters: We discuss the rules of the road, developments at Houston’s airports, and Houston chefs will offer advice for preparing Thanksgiving dinner. AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans […]

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TEA Commissioner, Commuting Alone, and Asian Migration: Houston Matters for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Posted on · For the last two years, Michael Williams has served as the Commissioner of Education, heading up the Texas Education Agency. The TEA oversees public education for more than five million pre-K through high school students in Texas public and charter schools. The TEA also supports the State Board of Education in the development of statewide curriculum, […]

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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 […]

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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 weeks saw […]