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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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Full Show: Rules Of The Road, And Theater Director Peter Sellars (Dec. 15, 2017)

Posted on · On Friday's Houston Matters: We learn about a family forced to leave their neighborhood after Harvey. Then, as many Houstonians prepare to hit the roads for the holidays, members of local law enforcement remind us how to be safe and courteous on Houston roadways. Plus, we discuss The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of the week's news. And Ernie Manouse chats with theater and opera director Peter Sellars.

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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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Honking All the Way: How to Survive Houston Holiday Traffic

Posted on · As Houstonians hit the road this week to travel in and out of town, visiting family and friends over holidays, this seems like an excellent time to be reminded of some of the rules of the road on Houston’s highways and byways. It’s an especially good time to freshen up on what to do and what not to […]

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The Year in Transportation: Monday’s Show (December 21, 2015)

Posted on · From METRO’s new bus routes, to new light rail lines opening, to the Houston Bike Plan, steps were taken in 2015 to improve transportation in Greater Houston. But getting around town still has its challenges for all Houstonians, whether they drive, take public transportation, use paid ride services, ride bikes or walk. (Never mind the […]

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How to Survive Texas’ Busiest Holiday Travel Season Since 2007

Posted on · AAA Texas anticipates some 3.6 million Texans will travel 50 miles or more Wednesday through Sunday. About 3.3 million of them will be on the road; 235 thousand Texans will fly. It’s the largest number of Lone Star state travelers since 2007 and five percent more than just last Thanksgiving. First, we discuss what’s new at […]

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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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Houston Matters for Fri., Nov. 15, 2013

Posted on · As Houstonians hit the road in a couple weeks to travel in and out of town, visiting family and friends over Thanksgiving, this seems like an excellent time to be reminded of some of the rules of the road on Houston’s highways and byways. It’s an especially good time to freshen up on what to do and […]

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The Real Rules of Houston Roads

Posted on · Beginning Sept. 1, the “Move Over/Slow Down” law on Texas roads will apply to TxDOT crews, as well as police, emergency responders and tow trucks. In essence, the law states that if you see any of these folks along the side of the road, you need to move over or slow down. It’s one of […]