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Should Texas End its Vehicle Inspection Requirement?

Posted on · Should Texas end its vehicle inspection requirement? State Sen. Don Huffines has authored and introduced SB 1588, which would end the mandatory annual vehicle safety inspection — checking the lights, the brakes, the horn and so forth. To him, it's a waste of taxpayer money and not necessarily about safety. The Texas State Inspection Association […]

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Red Light Cameras and Ending Vehicle Inspections: Friday’s Show (March 31, 2017)

Posted on · Once again this session, state lawmakers are considering the pros and cons of limiting or banning red light cameras statewide. The Senate Transportation Committee heard testimony on the idea on March 6, 2017. Some municipalities have limited their use, or eliminated them for enforcement. Houston disconnected red light cameras years ago, but Sugar Land has […]

Good, Bad and Ugly

Mayoral Candidates, One Sticker and Snapchat Confessions: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of Houston News

Posted on · From a lack of female candidates in Houston’s mayoral race, to problems with the roll-out of the state’s “One Sticker” vehicle registration/inspection program, to going to confession via Snapchat: we discuss The Good, The Bad and The Ugly of this week’s Houston news. This week’s panel of non-experts is comprised of: Lorís Simón from Literal: […]

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Texas Vehicles Will Soon Have One Sticker to Rule Them All

Posted on · Beginning March 1, Texas will begin eliminating vehicle inspection stickers that are on the windshields of cars and trucks across the state. Instead of having two separate stickers — the inspection sticker and the registration sticker — there will just be one — the registration sticker. However, drivers will still have to get their vehicles […]