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Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Updated: House passes texting while driving ban

A bill that would make sending text messages while driving a crime — a measure that Gov. Rick Perry has vetoed in the past — is scheduled to be heard Wednesday on the House floor.

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

Lawmakers debate texting while driving ban

Lawmakers on Tuesday took their first crack at a bill designed to ban texting while driving, reviewing statistics suggesting that bans in other states have not reduced accidents and are difficult to enforce, and discussing ways to...

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Lawmakers renew push to ban texting while driving

At a legislative briefing Tuesday, relatives of men and women killed in accidents caused by texting while driving sat in committee chairs at a room in the Capitol. In front of each was a framed photograph of...