Politics

How Much Is Enough When It Comes To Spending On Border Security In Texas?

Posted on · Leaders in Texas are convinced the federal government isn’t doing enough to secure the U.S.-Mexico Border. They have approved spending nearly $1 billion over the next two years to aid the effort. But money may not solve the problem.

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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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Report: DPS Reporting on Race and Traffic Stops is Flawed

Posted on · Black drivers stopped by the Texas Department of Public Safety are more likely to be searched than white drivers. And white drivers are more likely to be released with a warning. That’s according to an analysis of DPS data on its traffic stops from 2003 to 2014. The Austin American-Statesman reported late last month (Nov. […]

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Sandra Bland’s Sister Discusses Lawsuit; Law Enforcement Expert Weighs In

Posted on · On Tuesday, the family of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety, a state trooper, two jailers and the Waller County Jail in connection with Bland’s death while in jail custody following her July 10 arrest. Bland’s family say they still haven’t received enough answers about her death and autopsy. […]

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Sandra Bland Lawsuit and The Full Menu: Wednesday’s Show (Aug. 5, 2015)

Posted on · On Tuesday, the family of Sandra Bland filed a federal lawsuit against the Texas Department of Public Safety, a state trooper, two jailers and the Waller County Jail in connection with Bland’s death while in jail custody following her July 10 arrest. Bland’s family say they still haven’t received enough answers about her death and autopsy. […]

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Handling Road Rage in Houston Traffic

Posted on · We’ve probably all had an experience like this in Houston traffic: another driver takes issue with something you’ve done – or they think you’ve done behind the wheel – and they can’t seem to let it go with a just simple honk of the horn. Maybe they pull up alongside you screaming – like what […]

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METRO Light Rail Safety and Road Rage: Tuesday’s Show (Aug. 4, 2015)

Posted on · In June, METRO investigated 17 accidents involving its light rail lines. The accidents involved cars, pedestrians and a bike. Two pedestrians were killed. Those 17 incidents were the most crashes in any month since the agency began rail service in 2004. And while a one-month spike is probably a classic definition of a small sample […]

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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 […]