Judge overturns limits on medical and lawyer solicitations

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel has overturned a Texas law that bars medical professionals from contacting victims within 30 days of an accident and lawyers from contacting people within a month of getting arrested. Judge Yeakel ruled that the law was unconstitutional...

Austin city council says officers not blood collectors

Austin City Council members  approved a resolution last week saying it is their “clear will” that police officers not personally collect blood from people suspected of driving while intoxicated. During the meeting, police leaders told the council that they...

Drivers’ phone numbers to be cut off trash reports

In a blow to businesses that contact drivers after car wrecks, Texas’ law enforcement and transportation agencies have agreed to drop telephone numbers from crash reports. The Texas Transportation Commission is scheduled to consider the new reporting form at a...

1,200 DWI convictions in Harris County will be set aside

More than 1,200 driving while intoxicated convictions in Harris County are invalid after a contractor was convicted of faking inspections of alcohol breath testing devices, prosecutors said. Deetrice Wallace, a Department of Public Safety contractor, told...

Oversight of Dentists Lacks Bite

Becky Murphy’s boss Dr. Russell Boone was found stealing her health insurance number to buy painkillers for a year.  She reported him and was pretty upset that he was put on a probation and continued to practice even after he plead guilty to possession of a...

Traffic casualties a growing global plague

A vast majority of the world’s countries — 85 percent — lack adequate laws to address the growing problem of traffic deaths and injuries, according to the World Health Organization’s first report on road safety. Traffic injuries are the ninth-leading cause...
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