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Voter ID, Construction Trends, and Distracted Driving: Thursday’s show (June 2, 2016)

Posted on · Judges for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard oral arguments last week (May 24, 2016) over a challenge to the state's voter ID law. Plaintiffs allege the requirement violates section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, by making it more difficult — specifically for African Americans and Latinos — to cast […]

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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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Texting While Driving, Pet Care, and Sports Monday: Houston Matters for Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

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. […]

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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 […]

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Klineberg on Houston’s Hispanics and Comedian W. Kamau Bell: Houston Matters for Friday, November 7, 2014

Posted on · Dr. Stephen Klineberg, Rice Sociology Professor and founding director of Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research, unveils a new report today titled "Shared Prospects: Hispanics and the Future of Houston." The report examines the educational and economic experiences of different Hispanic communities in and around Houston, and explores the implications for their future, and […]

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Houston Matters for Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

Posted on · In the latest KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll, more than 88 percent of respondents said the state of Texas should pass a law banning texting while driving. And no wonder – texting and other activities on smart phones are becoming more and more a part of our lives. Houstonians text, e-mail and IM during meetings, […]