Monthly Archives: March 2013

Bill would require DNA testing before death penalty trials

DNA testing has played a crucial role in exonerating some notable Texas defendants, such as Michael Morton, who was freed in 2011 after 25 years in prison after another man was linked to items at the crime scene. Though Morton’s … Continue reading

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Funding loss threatens Isle bus service

More than four years after Hurricane Ike slammed into Galveston, tearing down homes and damaging the citys historic trolley system, the ensuing population loss threatens to diminish bus service for island residents.Because of Ike displacements, Galveston slipped below 50,000 in … Continue reading

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Women, largely by design, enjoy shorter commutes, data suggest

Census researchers also found that 10 percent of women can make it to work in 10 minutes, compared to 7.2 percent of men. “We’re all wanting to be closer to our kids,” said Melissa Bayne, organizer of the Meyerland Mothers … Continue reading

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Houston area among tops in U.S. for inter-county commuting

Nationally, the Census Bureau reported 8.1 percent of commuters travel an hour or more each way to work. Harris County fared slightly better, with 7.6 percent of commutes taking an hour or more. Workers in neighboring counties had longer commutes; … Continue reading

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Changing parking rules won’t help when drivers cross the line

Every Houston driver has stories of parking spots lost to luckier motorists, poor parking jobs that take up two spaces and signs that thwarted a tantalizingly close spot. Houston’s first tweak of its parking ordinance in more than 20 years, … Continue reading

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Houston shortchanged by Amtrak service, study suggests

Houston lacks timely, convenient passenger train service to other cities because it is served by one of Amtrak’s least productive long-haul routes, according to a study released Friday. The Sunset Limited, the Amtrak route connecting Los Angeles to New Orleans, … Continue reading

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