Members of the Texas Legislature are trying for the fourth time to ban texting while driving in the state. State Rep. Tom Craddick, R-Midland, filed House Bill 62 in November. State Sen. Judith Zaffirini, D-San Antonio, filed an identical bill, known as Senate Bill 31, in the Senate.
ASTANA, Kazakhstan — Talks between the Syrian government and representatives of rebel factions got off to a rocky start Monday after their first face-to-face meeting in Kazakhstan that marked a major shift in the war’s dynamics and confirmed Russia’s role as regional heavyweight.
Plenty of heartfelt applause and laughter showered over newly sworn county officials during a brief ceremony New Year’s Day attended by family and friends.