Houston Matters

How Should the Law Treat Repeat Drunk Drivers?

Posted on · We’ve previously discussed on our program how pervasive drunk driving is in Harris County and ways in which law enforcement and courts are trying to crack down. But what do we do about repeat DWI offenders — those who, after initial interactions with law enforcement and the court system and despite whatever punishments are handed […]

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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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Marketing to Hispanics and Joe Leydon on Roger Ebert: Houston Matters for Friday, July 25, 2014

Posted on · According to the 2012 U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey, about 20 percent of Hispanics in Harris County are 16 to 31 years old. It’s a group of key importance to marketing agencies. On this edition of Houston Matters, we talk with Alex Lopez Negrete, CEO of Lopez Negrete Communications, a Houston-based Hispanic marketing agency about […]

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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 […]

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Drunk Driving, The Good the Bad and the Ugly, and The Full Menu: Houston Matters for Thursday, July 3, 2014

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 […]

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Crime, Oil Spill Update, ICE, & Kayaking Buffalo Bayou: Houston Matters for Wed., March 26, 2014

Posted on · When you’re the fourth largest city in the country, crime is an inevitable part of life. But what crimes? And how prevalent are they? Houston Police Department statistics offer a glimpse. In January of this year, HPD says there were more than 11,300 crimes reported across the city of Houston. More than half were thefts; nearly […]

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New technology to Stop DUI

Posted on · In the ongoing battle to stop intoxicated drivers Mothers Against Drunk Driving recently showcased some new technologies that are helping with the fight. Rod Rice reports that innovations to ignition interlock systems make them very difficult to fool.