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Mayor Parker Cuts the Ribbon At New Houston Recovery Center

Instead of incarcerating those who have had too much to drink in public, there is a place in which they can receive support and sober up.

03/07/2013

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City Of Houston Breaks Ground For New Center For Sobriety

The city’s annual cost to lease, maintain and staff the new center is estimated to be $1.5 million, compared to the $4-6 million currently being spent to process public intoxication cases at the city jail.

08/16/2012

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Houston To Open Up ‘Sobering Center’

People accused of being drunk in public in Houston will have an alternative to jail.

02/29/2012

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Country Singer Randy Travis Arrested For Public Intoxication

Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church.

02/06/2012

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