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Days of Rain Cause Concern Over Safety of Houston Area Dams

As of Sunday morning, Montgomery county officials have declared a mandatory evacuation near the Louis Creek Reservoir. It underscores a problem talked about more in recent weeks. Just how safe are the aging dams in the Houston area?
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Rain could spell trouble for Conroe dam (Houston Chronicle)

Superintendent Addresses Grade Change Investigations in HISD Schools

The evolving grade changing controversies developing at Houston-ISD schools finally is addressed by School Superintendent Terry Grier. But is the problem new, or just a continuing one with new pressures and incentives impacting teachers and administrators?
(Video: KTRK 13 News)

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Texting While Driving Ban Continues to be Sought by Texas Families Turned Activists by Tragedy

The Texas legislature is considering passing yet another bill to outlaw texting while driving. Lobbied for, but then vetoed in past sessions by former Governor Perry, the forces rallying for the legislation this time around are considerable. Particularly as more and more families, like Houston’s own Berry family, join the ranks of those impacted by it.
(Video: Texas Tribune)

The need for a standardized state law may be underscored by the situation where different Houston area jurisdictions operate under different laws.
(Video: KTRK 13 News)

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Houston’s Berry family testifies in favor of texting ban (Houston Chronicle)