Mothers Against Drunk Driving

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2013

    Five Musicians You Probably Didn't Know Are Straight-Edge

    Here at Rocks Off we talk a lot about alcohol. We've celebrated the great drunken moments of rock stars and taken a look at those who sell their own brands of booze. There's a reason for that old sex, drugs, and rock and roll cliché. It doesn't apply universally. though. The straight-edge genre of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    Why Yes, There Will Be a 4th of July DWI Crackdown for Your Enjoyment (And Safety)

    You knew it was coming: Tomorrow morning TxDOT, DPS and MADD will hold a press conference announcing a big "No Refusal" crackdown surrounding the 4th of July. This year's campaign features Sean Carter, who suffered massive brain damage as a passenger in a car driven by someone over the legal limit. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2012

    MADD Says 85 Percent of Texas Parents Say Their Kids "Are Not Interested in Drinking"

    Texas parents are a deluded group, if a new survey for Mothers Against Drunk Driving is any indication. The survey says 85 percent of Texas parents feel their children "are not interested in drinking." At least some of those 85 percent have kids in high school, one would think. But apparently they ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Comment of the Day: An Impassioned Defense of Drinking

    We have some great commenters here on Hair Balls, and it's time we paid some damn attention to them. So we'll be highlighting a Comment of the Day each morning, from the previous day's work. Maybe two comments, even. This will all be determined by a highly rigorous scientific formula involving wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    HPD with New Anti-DWI Initiative: You've Been Warned

    HPDAnother anti-DWI crackdown is under way​Law enforcement agencies like the DA's office always like to tout new anti-DWI drives, usually tied to a holiday. The Houston Police Department got in on the game today, holding a press conference with MADD to let the public know they'll be cracking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    Summertime Blues: MADD And Cops Gather To Threaten Drunk Drivers

    Photo by John Nova LomaxHave props, will travel​In what is now a time-honored pre-Labor Day Weekend/dog days of summer ritual, police and members of several anti-drunk driving advocacy groups gathered yesterday to stress what they claim is a multitude of alternative modes of transport for nocturn ... More >>

  • News

    November 5, 2009

    Getting Off

    Attorney Tyler Flood says he wins 80 percent of his clients' DWI trials, even if they were 100 percent drunk as a skunk.

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2008

    MADD Reneges On Offer To Get Us Drunk

    We at the Houston Press are all about serving the public’s interest – especially when it involves consuming massive amounts of alcohol. Which is why we were excited and honored to be part of MADD’s “Wet Lab” demonstration; a partnership between MADD and the Houston Police Department. Sche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2007
  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Loony Zunes

    Universal Music helps Microsoft set a crappy precedent

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    HISD: A Good Call on the Westbury Tragedy

    There are myriad lessons from today's tragic shooting outside Westbury High School. One of them: Parents, when you see "Houston Independent School District" on your caller ID, you may want to check your voicemail. High schools have been calling parents and leaving automated messages for ages. But t ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2002

    Justice for Some

    Just who is a victim? After flexing its muscles to reform the justice system, the victims’ rights movement suffers growing pains over divisive issues.

  • News

    January 10, 2002

    Grassroots Campaign

    A Galveston D.A. candidate comes out for cannabis

  • Dining

    September 23, 1999


    Quantifying Happy Hour

  • News

    August 27, 1998
  • News

    January 23, 1997

    What Did He Do To Deserve This?

    Attorney John O'quinn says his big-business enemies are out to do him in. But the real source of his troubles may be closer to home.

  • Calendar

    December 22, 1994
  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Talk Radio Takes Aim at the Bad Guys

    Dan's the man behind a new anti-crime group

  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Rudy T Drives the Lane

    In Clutch City, nothing's too good for our champions

  • News

    July 21, 1994

    The Watchman of the Electronic Frontier

    As the cyber-future creeps toward Houston, one group stands guard: EFH