The Paisano

Editorial: Ban on texting a step in the right direction for safer roads

April 30, 2013

With a vote of 98-47, the Texas House of Representatives recently passed a bill banning texting while driving. Should the bill become law, it would make Texas the 40th state in the U.S. to pass legislation outlawing texting and driving.Gov. Rick Perry has threatened to veto the legislation, claiming,...

Texas driving laws heading for change

April 30, 2013

On April 17, the Texas House of Representatives voted to approve a preliminary ban on texting and driving in the state, which is among the 11 states that do not have such a ban, according to the House Research Organization. The bill would criminalize the typing and reading of text messages with a $100 ma...