Back to School – School Zone Laws

Many area schools are back in session. School zones in Texas have special speed limits and traffic laws that must be obeyed during certain times of the day or if an indicator light is flashing yellow. School zones are clearly marked by both the speed limits and active times. Watch for children and extra traffic. There may be  special speed limits and traffic laws that apply near school zones during mornings and afternoons. Cell phone usage is prohibited by state laws when driving through an active school zone. Exempt from this law, are vehicles that are stopped, drivers using hands free devices, or making a call to emergency services such as police, medical, fire or other first responders.

From the Texas Department of Transportation

More than a million children and teens depend on buses to get them safely to and from the more than 9,000 Texas schools every day. They also depend on motorists to know the law and drive safely around school buses.

Texas School Bus Law

  • Stop for flashing red lights on a school bus, regardless of which direction you’re headed.
  • Continue your trip once the bus has moved, the flashing lights stop flashing or the bus driver signals it’s okay to pass.
  • Violations can lead to a $1,000 fine.

Safety Tips for Motorists

  • Obey the posted speed limit.
  • Fines double in school zones.
  • Keep an eye on children gathered at bus stops.
  • Watch for children who might dart across the street to catch the bus.

Tips for Students

Respect your school bus driver and follow these rules:

  • Stand far back when you are waiting for the bus.
  • Sit still so the driver can pay attention to the road.
  • Look both ways if you have to cross the street after getting off the bus, or wait for the driver to signal it’s safe to cross the street.

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5 days ago

Front Desk USA

Here are some great tips from AAANo matter how reliable a vehicle is, breakdowns while driving are always a possibility. What to do if your car breaks down: AAA.com/Breakdown ... See MoreSee Less

Here are some great tips from AAA

4 weeks ago

Front Desk USA

Our Tomball, TX area map enjoys a lot of festivals all year long. Discover Tomball, TX at www.frontdeskusa.com/tx-tomballWishing you & your family a wonderful New Year.

May this be your best year ever!

#TomballWelcomesYou #Tomball
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Our Tomball, TX area map enjoys a lot of festivals all year long. Discover Tomball, TX at www.frontdeskusa.com/tx-tomball

1 month ago

Front Desk USA

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Happy Holidays from the Front Desk USA family.

News from some of our markets

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2 weeks ago

Front Desk USA of Katy

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON

1 month ago

Front Desk USA of Katy

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2 weeks ago

Front Desk USA of Beaumont/Port Arthur

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON

4 months ago

Front Desk USA of Beaumont/Port Arthur

Doing a great job keeping everyone safe and moving! Thanks TxDOT.Crews in @TxDOTHouston continue to work around the clock, hoping to have the I-10 San Jacinto Bridge open to two-way traffic by Wednesday morning rush hour. The bridge has been closed since barges struck it last week. www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/media-center/local-news/houston/020-2019.html ... See MoreSee Less

Doing a great job keeping everyone safe and moving! Thanks TxDOT.
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It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON
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2 weeks ago

Front Desk USA Rosenberg/Richmond

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTONNOW ON SALE: Tickets for our 2020 RODEOHOUSTON concerts are now on sale! Get yours here: smarturl.it/RH20FB_Tickets ... See MoreSee Less

It is that time of year! Visitors, now is the time to schedule your next trip to Houston. RODEOHOUSTON

1 month ago

Front Desk USA Rosenberg/Richmond

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3 months ago

Front Desk USA of Minneapolis

It's time to LAUGH!📅UP NEXT at @HouseOfComedyMN in @mallofamerica - from @AGT #AGT 🇺🇸 it's #TouretteSyndromeComic @SamuelJComroe - SOON - @alicomedy #ModernFamily - @chrisdcomedy #ComedyCentraal & @LizaTreyger #JustForLaughs - ℹ& 🎟HERE: ecs.page.link/dYVbp #DrinkDineLaugh #MSPComedy #MSP ... See MoreSee Less

Its time to LAUGH!

Travel and technology

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1 day ago

Marriott Hotels

Come explore Ontario's elegant allure. #LetYourMindTravel / Photo by: Lichipan at Toronto Marriott Markham ... See MoreSee Less

Come explore Ontarios elegant allure. #LetYourMindTravel / Photo by: Lichipan at Toronto Marriott Markham

Comment on Facebook

I'm going to file a lawsuit for harassment if I get one more robocall today two of these a day 7 days a week is too much and when I asked the guy to remove me from the listing told me to go f*** myself we'll see who gets f*****

Stop the robo calls...

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6 days ago

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

What’s more energizing, the coffee or the view? Get your fill of both in the heart of Jumeirah Beach on Dubai’s golden mile.

📸IG: niinaasi
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What’s more energizing, the coffee or the view? Get your fill of both in the heart of Jumeirah Beach on Dubai’s golden mile. 

📸IG: niinaasi

Comment on Facebook

Our favorite hotel 🏨

We only use Hilton properties! Always nice always clean, plus get to pick our room a day in advance.

The coffee, what it's sitting on and the other stuff and building's soo ruin the beauty of the view on or off levelsevendigital-69!

Where is this place

Sorry, but the view does't appeal to me. Looks so lonely, and the cup is half full, but I like the ceramic coffee cup. At least, I think it is ceramic.

Stunning views!

Love that big circle hehehe and Water Colors!!

Happy memories!

That’s the best!!! I been there it’s beautiful.. ENJOY NINA JAN 👍🙏🙋‍♀️

How does Hilton support the LGBT 🏳️‍🌈 guests that stay in Dubai?

Beautiful scenery

It's beautiful 😍

The view!

beautiful pictures

Beautiful

Beautiful..

Nice Brother

The view!!

I am a Hilton Girl!

Love this

Looks like fun to me

This is Vegas without the fun.

Someday!

Nice👍👍

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2 weeks ago

IHG Rewards Club

Take a dip in the pool, gaze up at the palms, and be transported to paradise. The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is the ultimate destination for a sun-drenched getaway on the coast of Thailand. ... See MoreSee Less

Take a dip in the pool, gaze up at the palms, and be transported to paradise. The Holiday Inn Resort Phuket is the ultimate destination for a sun-drenched getaway on the coast of Thailand.

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Good evening, I was a guest at the holiday inn express in Huntsville Tx, I had a terrible stay. First was the condition of the room: wallpaper coming off the wall, a wall half painted, food on the floor and in the bathroom was either mold or rust on shower nob. was told by desk that they were sorry, nothing else. Then I had an issue with parking, because I guess Tesla pays to have parking spots for their own customers to charge their cars, fine but why have the parking spots at the door entrance why not the back of the hotel away from a door instead make a hotel guest park in a different parking lot and walk a distance because if you park in Tesla parking you will get towed, this is what I was told by desk staff. Then on final day went to get breakfast food almost all gone and eggs dried out. Hostess wasnt even paying attention to food and breakfast was still an hour left, when I let her know she put out 4 more pieces of bacon but no eggs. Worst breakfast, then went to desk to just let them know also and desk clerk had someone at the desk chatting and the person just moved to the side so I could talk instead of walking away. I'm not having a conversation with the desk clerk with someone else at the counter being nosey. During peak time desk clerk should not have visitors interrupting customers. Found that to be very unprofessional. I contacted guest complaints and was told hotel would contact me hasn't yet and it's been now 24+ since I've made my complaint. I am now at the point I would rather just not speak to the hotel since they clearly don't want to call. I am attaching pictures for reference. Thank you Amy Walters

So nice and peaceful! Chase IHG Free night certificate can be used here!!!

Good luck trying to book your Chase Free Night earned with your IHG Rewards Club Mastercard! I have been trying for 3 days to make a NYC reservation and they have technical issues. Discussing this with non native English speaking representatives is very aggravating!

IHG is the WORST! They care nothing about their customers. Avoid these hotels at all costs!

Totally frud..

After 15yrs of staying here, IHG has stripped me of my 823,017 points because I did not check in on time(yet they took my money). Beware of their worst in class points system. Marriott has kept my points active and I haven't stayed there in 12 years!

IHG Points never expire, I have almost 1 million points. I've stayed at this property before. How can they take away your points? I have even had IHG transfer over 100,000 point to my Delta skymiles account. Their were many ways to enjoy and use your point with a little reseach.

Very disappointed with IHG Rewards. I called to make a reservation and they offered me to buy more points so my reservation will costs me only $500 and I accepted, but they told me that I need to call the bank because it was a problem with my credit card. So, I called the bank and they said it wasn't any problem with it, and they apologized for the inconvenience. So, I called back IHG to finish the thansaction but in 5 minutes the rate went up to $1,000.00. That is ridicules for 3 nights. It will be cheaper to don't use the rewards program. This is a real froud. This is not the first time we have some issues with IHG. So be careful up there if you are trying to get this credit card to earn points. 😥😥

The points doesn't expand for a year, but what they are good for when you can't use them..🤣🤣🤣

Thieves.

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Happy National Plan for Vacation day! #PlanForVacation and make 2020 your year to #seetheusa. 🚙 Book your vacation with Best Western and save on travel: bit.ly/2mBACB3 ... See MoreSee Less

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Poor customer service. Best Western Hotels & Resorts sleep in poop and they give u a small discount

This was on my sheets from previous guest Best Western Hotels & Resorts

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1 day ago

Choice Hotels

Introducing Everhome Suites™ by Choice Hotels®. This new hotel brand will be a totally fresh take on extended stay hotels. Built for the longer-staying guest, Everhome Suites™ offers the comfort and convenience of home, so visitors can build on their success. Read the full press release here: ch.social/618615M0w ... See MoreSee Less

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Choice... nope. Worthless customer service.

Choice Hotels are excellent.

I’m in Steve Kleinknecht Clinic location ASAP

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Media, marketing, publishing and sales

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12 hours ago

Jeffrey Gitomer

Need help? Consider a mentor.

Mentors play a major role in the life of an entrepreneur or a salesperson trying to succeed.

What is a mentor anyway?

💥 Mentors are role models of the type of person you want to become.

💥 Someone you admire for the amount of wealth they’ve gained, or who rose to be the best in their field.

💥 A person you respect who can give you wisdom and guidance without prejudice.

💥 Someone who inspires you to greater achievement.

💥 Someone who provides a guiding light with words that stick with you over the years.

How can mentors help you?

💥 With the value of their experience and the wisdom gained from their success and failure.

💥 With practical advice that often flies in the face of the emotional frenzy of the present moment.

💥 With ideas and concepts that go beyond your present vision.

The truth is... I owe more to my mentors than can be expressed in writing.

They know it too – I’ve told them.

More important, I’ve shown them by adopting their wisdom, philosophies, and putting their advice into action.

I'm at a point in my career where I'm ready to “give back," and I'm ready to return the favor to the world.

That's why I've set up a 4-month sales mastery intensive with a 2 day, in-person kickoff in my private residence.

The catch?

I'm only accepting 10 people.

There are 6 spots left, and I personally vet the applications we receive.

Interested in refining your client attraction sales strategies & breaking through the mental barriers that are constantly holding you back?

Then apply here: bit.ly/2O7531r
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Need help? Consider a mentor.

Mentors play a major role in the life of an entrepreneur or a salesperson trying to succeed.

What is a mentor anyway? 

💥 Mentors are role models of the type of person you want to become. 

💥 Someone you admire for the amount of wealth they’ve gained, or who rose to be the best in their field. 

💥 A person you respect who can give you wisdom and guidance without prejudice. 

💥 Someone who inspires you to greater achievement. 

💥 Someone who provides a guiding light with words that stick with you over the years.

How can mentors help you? 

💥 With the value of their experience and the wisdom gained from their success and failure. 

💥 With practical advice that often flies in the face of the emotional frenzy of the present moment. 

💥 With ideas and concepts that go beyond your present vision.

The truth is... I owe more to my mentors than can be expressed in writing. 

They know it too – I’ve told them. 

More important, I’ve shown them by adopting their wisdom, philosophies, and putting their advice into action.

Im at a point in my career where Im ready to “give back, and Im ready to return the favor to the world.

Thats why Ive set up a 4-month sales mastery intensive with a 2 day, in-person kickoff in my private residence.

The catch?

Im only accepting 10 people.

There are 6 spots left, and I personally vet the applications we receive.

Interested in refining your client attraction sales strategies & breaking through the mental barriers that are constantly holding you back?

Then apply here: https://bit.ly/2O7531r

16 hours ago

Jeffrey Gitomer

So... are you burned out, or just hating it?

I just read an article about someone's totally bogus opinion of "job burnout," and it made me realize that some people actually think they are "burned out."

A quick search on amazon revealed 580 books about this so called "job burnout."

Yikes!

Why do people claim that they're burned out?

It's a self inflicted thought-wound based on taking inappropriate action, the false feeling of being overwhelmed, stressed out, having a negative work atmosphere, not loving your job, not believing in what you do, and having a boss that's somewhere between a jackass and an idiot.

I'm not saying that burnout and stress are not real.

I'm saying that it's often self-imposed.

Burnout manifests itself in your daily talk... until it's embedded in your psyche.

Not good.

Being or feeling burned out or stressed out is not a problem; it's a symptom.

"WHY" you feel this way is the heart of the situation.

DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT IT.

Relief begins when you identify the "cause" and create your own answers.

Change your thought pattern from burned out to ON FIRE 🔥
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So... are you burned out, or just hating it?

I just read an article about someones totally bogus opinion of job burnout, and it made me realize that some people actually think they are burned out.

A quick search on amazon revealed 580 books about this so called job burnout.

Yikes!

Why do people claim that theyre burned out?

Its a self inflicted thought-wound based on taking inappropriate action, the false feeling of being overwhelmed, stressed out, having a negative work atmosphere, not loving your job, not believing in what you do, and having a boss thats somewhere between a jackass and an idiot.

Im not saying that burnout and stress are not real.

Im saying that its often self-imposed.

Burnout manifests itself in your daily talk... until its embedded in your psyche.

Not good.

Being or feeling burned out or stressed out is not a problem; its a symptom.

WHY you feel this way is the heart of the situation.

DO SOMETHING POSITIVE ABOUT IT.

Relief begins when you identify the cause and create your own answers.

Change your thought pattern from burned out to ON FIRE 🔥

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Needed this, especially this morning! Thank you! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

I changed my thought pattern by quitting and going full time on my side gig. Scary but I LOVE IT.

True. So easy to do too. We need to be diligent and watchful. Plus everything easier since Doug Pederson came to Philly. We have to change our minds instead of slays looking to change more difficult things. Thanks

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