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Prop. 2 Lawsuit, Campus Carry and a Texting Ban: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lawsuit alleging the wording on Proposition 2 (the recent ballot measure regarding term limits for elected city officials) was misleading, to students discussing how campus carry might affect the University of Houston, to Mayor Annise Parker saying she wants the City Council to consider a texting and driving ban: our rotating panel of “non-experts” comes together to […]

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Do Texting and Driving Bans Really Help Reduce Fatalities?

Posted on · After hours of sometimes heated debate Wednesday, the Texas House passed a bill that would ban texting while driving across the state of Texas. The bill allows police to pull over and fine motorists suspected of using a wireless device to read, write or send a text message while driving — unless the vehicle is […]

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Schlumberger’s Record Fine and Texting While Driving: Thursday’s show (March 26, 2015)

Posted on · Schlumberger, the world’s largest oilfield services company, whose domestic offices are based here in Greater Houston, has agreed to pay more than $232 million for violating U.S. sanctions in Iran and Sudan. The subsidiary Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Limited will also plead guilty to conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act or IEEPA. Other […]

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National Safety Council Chief Discusses Texting and Driving and Workplace Safety

Posted on · Houston Matters’ Maggie Martin talks with Deborah Hersman, President and CEO of the National Safety Council, who stopped by Houston recently. The non-profit safety advocate is focusing on efforts to encourage safe driving, as well as workplace safety. Hersman explains why Texas is of specific interest to the NSC.

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Could a Texting and Driving Ban Pass this Legislative Session?

Posted on · The start of the next legislative session in Austin is still a couple of months away, but state lawmakers are already beginning to file bills. Among them: State Representative Tom Craddick, who has once again filed a measure calling for a texting-while-driving ban. It’s similar to a bill passed in 2011, which Gov. Perry vetoed. In the […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Ending Prohibition in Tomball & Texting While Driving: The Good The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week. Some of it good. Some of it bad. Some of it downright ugly. Each Friday, when faced with intriguing developments in the week’s news, we turn to our rotating panel of “non-experts” to parse The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of it all. On today’s panel: The […]