December 10, 2013 6:27 am
Feds Investigate School District For Alleged Discrimination Of Ticketing African American Students
Increasingly, police are getting involved in school discipline, writing tickets that can land students in court. In Texas, that practice has led to a pushback from parents, and in one school district near Houston, attention from the federal government.
December 9, 2013 4:48 pm
Dos And Don'ts For Office Holiday Parties
The workplace holiday party is upon us. Such events sometime result in cringe-inducing stories of morning-after regret. One expert tells us that it's just as easy to leave a good impression for the boss as it is a bad one.
December 9, 2013 4:32 pm
Pumps, Pipes, Valves and Nozzles: Houston Engineers Gather For Annual Cross-Industry Tech Swap
Experts from Houston's three major industries — energy, medicine and NASA — gathered today at Houston Methodist Hospital to swap ideas about technology. The popular conference, called Pumps & Pipes, is now in its seventh year.
December 9, 2013 3:08 pm
Bad Weather In Other Parts Of The Country Affects Flights Out Of Houston
Travelers headed to the airports here in Houston are advised to check on the status of their flights, as icy weather hits many parts of the U.S.
December 9, 2013 11:14 am
Sysco To Merge With US Foods In Deal Worth $8.2 Billion
Houston-based Sysco Corporation has announced a merger with rival food distributor US Foods, in a deal worth roughly $8.2 billion.
December 9, 2013 10:57 am
Mock Trials Give Houston High School Students Opportunity To Practice Law
This week, students from two Houston high schools are getting an inside look into our legal system. And not just a look, they’re active participants in it.
December 9, 2013 5:50 am
Students Lend Their Voice To Change At North Forest
Earlier this year the Texas Education Commissioner took the dramatic and rare step to close down an entire school district here in the Houston area. It was driven by years of poor academics and financial problems. So this year North Forest schools and students became part of the Houston Independent School District.
December 9, 2013 5:00 am
Public Comment Sought On BP-Funded Restoration Projects
Public comment is invited next month on proposed restoration projects in the gulf. The Deepwater Horizon oil spill natural resource damage assessment trustees have released a draft plan that provides about $18.4 million for restoration projects in Texas.
December 8, 2013 6:00 am
Texas Supreme Court To Mull Underground Trespassing
The Texas Supreme Court will hear arguments next month in a case that pits two interests that are dear to many Texans against each other: oil and gas resources versus private property rights. The justices will consider a broad question: Just how far below the earth’s surface do property lines extend?
December 7, 2013 6:00 am
Governor's Race Draws Spotlight On Red Light Cameras
Three candidates for Texas governor have taken different positions on red light cameras, a controversial traffic enforcement tool employed by dozens of Texas cities.
December 6, 2013 5:35 pm
Metro's Newest Light Rail Line Is Ready To Roll
The countdown is on for the opening of Metro's newest light rail line. That's the extension of the Red Line, which will take riders through historic northside neighborhoods, from the University of Houston-Downtown to the Northline Transit Center.
December 6, 2013 4:33 pm
Houston Texans Start The Search For A New Head Coach
The Houston Texans are searching for a new head coach after owner Bob McNair announced Friday the firing of Gary Kubiak. After the team's 11th straight loss last night, some fans say it should have happened long ago.
December 6, 2013 3:50 pm
Blowing Up The Dome This Weekend? Only Kind Of
Parts of the Houston Astrodome will come crashing down this weekend as work continues around the iconic structure.
December 6, 2013 11:30 am
Breaking News: The Houston Texans Fire Gary Kubiak
Friday morning in a press conference, Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair said, "We felt that a change was needed at the head coach position and Gary Kubiak is no longer the head coach." Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will serve as the interim head coach.
December 6, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Juliana Ashley On Job Hunting Through The Holidays
December is a month when job seekers will put their search on hold. But it’s also a time when many companies are ramping up hiring for the New Year. Juliana Ashley is a career counselor with Houston-based nonprofit Job Search 101. She joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
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December 10, 2013 6:31 am
LISTEN: President Obama Delivers A Eulogy For Nelson Mandela
Obama said Mandela was the "last great liberator of the 20th century."
December 10, 2013 6:29 am
For Veterans, 'Bad Paper' Is A Catch-22 For Treatment
Reed Holway served in Iraq, where he developed PTSD. His symptoms worsened back in the U.S. He got in trouble and ultimately received a bad-conduct discharge. Now Holway is stuck: He can't get medical care from the VA for the disorder that he says caused him to get kicked out of the Army in the first place.
December 10, 2013 6:29 am
Women Still Largely Absent From Corporate Boards
New research on Fortune 500 companies found that women hold only about 17 percent of the seats on boards of directors, and they have an even smaller percentage of senior executive positions.
December 10, 2013 6:29 am
BP Argues Companies Are Unfairly Cashing In On 2010 Spill
BP is challenging hundreds of millions of dollars in claims that were filed after the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, saying some have no connection to the spill. But legal experts say the claims don't have to be spill-related and BP is relying on a friendly court to limit how much it will pay.
December 10, 2013 6:24 am
Live Blog: Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service In South Africa
With a mix of joyful, mournful and soulful music tens of thousands of South Africans and dozens of world leaders gathered in a huge soccer stadium to celebrate the country's emancipator. Nelson Mandela was remembered as an "incomparable force of leadership."
December 10, 2013 6:21 am
French Court Sentences Executive For Selling Faulty Breast Implants
Poly Implant Prothese was once among the world's leaders in supplying implants. But after its product was found to have a high rupture rate, a public health scare followed. Its founder has been ordered to serve a jail term over fraud charges.
December 10, 2013 6:15 am
Honoring Mandela, In Gestures Large And Small
South Africans paused Tuesday to bid farewell to the country's first black president, but there was nothing somber about it. They sang and shouted and ululated, with some making themselves hoarse even before a memorial service at the country's biggest stadium.
December 10, 2013 3:53 am
WATCH: A Live Feed Of Nelson Mandela's Memorial Service
Watch a live stream of SABC's live coverage of Nelson Mandela's memorial service in Johannesburg. SABC is South Africa's public broadcaster.
December 9, 2013 7:57 pm
Israel, Jordan, Palestinians Strike Water-Sharing Deal
Under the agreement, Jordan would build a desalination plant and a pipeline would be built from the Gulf of Aqaba to the Dead Sea.
December 9, 2013 6:56 pm
Congress Renews Ban On X-Ray-Evading Plastic Guns
But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.
December 9, 2013 5:45 pm
Ethics Panel Hands Down Holiday Gift Rules — In Rhyme
With stern and often complex limits on accepting gifts, the House Ethics Committee sends out a guidance memo each holiday season. This year's version has seven pages of Capitol Hill holiday gift rules — and one page of advice in the form of a poem.
December 9, 2013 5:09 pm
Senate GOP Could Taste Sweet Revenge In Supreme Court Case
If the Obama administration winds up losing a Supreme Court case challenging President Obama's recess appointments, the Senate back story could make the win especially gratifying for Republicans.
December 9, 2013 5:02 pm
18 LA Sheriff's Deputies Indicted In Sweeping Jail Probe
Federal prosecutors have charged current and former deputies with unjustified beatings of inmates, unjustified detentions and obstruction of justice.
December 9, 2013 4:04 pm
U.S. Veteran Freed From N. Korea Says 'Confession' Was Coerced
Merrill Newman says his interest in the Korean War may have been misinterpreted by authorities.
December 9, 2013 3:20 pm
Newtown Calls For 'Acts Of Kindness' On Shooting Anniversary
Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
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