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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.


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City Council Approves New Houston Sobering Center

Houston City Council approved Mayor Annise Parker’s innovative plan to create a public/private partnership to operate the Houston Sobering Center.


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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.