August 10, 2012 4:51 pm
Janitors Set To Vote On Contract
After being on strike for exactly one month, Houston janitors will vote on a new contract tomorrow and could be back to work by Monday. Some of them were back on the street today, protesting against one contractor that still hasn't agreed to the new deal.
August 9, 2012 4:45 pm
HPD Officer Not Indicted For Christmas Day Shooting
The family of a man shot and killed by an HPD officer on Christmas day say changes need to be made to the way officer involved shootings are investigated. A grand jury recently declined to indict the officer.
August 7, 2012 5:16 pm
IBM To Provide Free Help For Houston
Houston is one of a handful of cities in the U.S. picked by IBM to take part in it's smarter cities project. That means for the next three weeks, five IBM specialists will be in town to help the city find better ways to provide services using the internet.
August 6, 2012 5:08 pm
Family Of Victim Files Suit Against Strip Club
The family of a Conroe teen killed by a drunk driver last year has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the strip club that served the driver that night. The family's attorney says Rick's Cabaret served Erasmo Ramirez drinks until he ran out of money and was kicked out of the club. Bill Stamps has more.
August 2, 2012 4:41 pm
Junior Olympic Gymnasts Compete In Houston
The United States women's gymnastics team took home the gold medal in London just a few nights ago. Here in Houston where the Junior Olympics are taking place, there are some little ones who have their sights set on the gold as well.
August 1, 2012 4:52 pm
Chick-fil-A Day Creates Long Lines In Houston
You might have noticed getting a bite to eat at a local Chick-fil-A today was a lot harder than usual because of Chick-fil-A Day. There were extremely large lines as people showed support for the franchise's president who publicly opposed same sex marriage.
August 1, 2012 3:23 pm
Live From Chick-fil-A
Today is Chick-fil-A day. A backlash against the company erupted after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy publicly opposed same sex marriage. Today, many of those who support Cathy's views have been called on to show that support with a chicken sandwich. Bill Stamps stopped by one franchise in Houston to see how the day is going.
July 31, 2012 3:10 pm
Harris County Lunch Program Growing Rapidly
You could call this program Christmas in July. It is a free summer lunch program put on by the Harris County Hospital District.
July 30, 2012 5:19 pm
Congressmembers Discuss Texas Voting Law
This election season, both parties are gearing up for a big fight both locally and nationally. Here in Houston, Democrats held a congressional hearing on voting rights and what they feel is an effort to suppress the vote.
July 30, 2012 5:13 am
City Of Houston Releases Shooting Survival Video
In the wake of last week's shootings in Colorado, the City of Houston has released a six minute video instructing the public how to survive a similar mass shooting event.
July 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Junior Olympics At The George R. Brown Convention Center
Today, we go to the George R. Brown Convention Center to see some kids with big dreams. Thousands of young athletes are representing themselves in the AAU Junior Olympics here in Houston.
July 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Helping Houston Seniors Prepare For Disaster
The Interfaith Ministries "Meals on Wheels" program is the main source of food for thousands of Houston seniors each day. But what if a major storm or hurricane hits, delivery could be impossible and some seniors could go hungry.
July 23, 2012 4:28 pm
FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug
Today the FDA approved the drug Truvada to be used for the prevention of HIV. At first glance this appears to be a milestone, but those who work with HIV and AIDS patients aren't exactly celebrating.
July 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Local Sheriff Says Citizens Can Help Prevent Tragedies
Local law enforcement is aware that similar acts of violence — like the the deadly shootings which took place in Aurora, Colorado — can just as easily take place here in Houston. Local law enforcers say prevention is the key. But how?
July 19, 2012 5:26 pm
Rockets Introduce Lin To Houston Media
The Rockets introduced their newest acquisition this afternoon. The team signed guard Jeremy Lin earlier this week after his former team the New York Knicks decided not to match Houston's $25 million dollar offer.
July 18, 2012 4:56 pm
State Math Teachers Converge In Houston
A conference for Texas math teachers is being held this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center. We've been hearing the warning bells on how American students are falling behind in math and science and how that could impact the country down the road.
July 17, 2012 4:33 pm
Linsanity Coming To Houston?
We should know by tomorrow whether or not the Rockets will have one of the most exciting players from last season on their squad. The Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin a $25 million contract that the Knicks have until midnight tonight to match.
July 16, 2012 4:37 pm
HISD Touts Graduation And Declining Dropout Record
The Houston Independent School District is celebrating new figures that show both the drop out rate and the graduation rate of its students is not only improving, but is progressing better and faster than most urban districts in the country.
June 29, 2012 9:34 pm
Are The High Ozone Levels For Houston Area Worrisome?
You may not be aware, but the Houston Galveston area has had some very high ozone levels lately. If you're in good health, there's probably nothing to worry about. But for high risk groups, the level of ozone can impact you.
June 28, 2012 10:20 pm
Beating The Heat When There's No AC
The City of Houston is once again offering people without air conditioning a way to beat the heat. A number of multi-service centers have been designated as official cooling centers.
June 27, 2012 11:27 pm
Rodriquez's Sentence May Impact Future Stand Your Ground Cases
Raul Rodriquez said Texas' "stand your ground" law gave him the right to use deadly force two years ago when he shot and killed his neighbor. The jury didn't agree and convicted Rodriquez of murder two weeks ago. KUHF's Bill Stamps was in the courtroom as Rodriquez learned how much time he'll spend behind bars for his crime.
June 25, 2012 10:20 pm
Latest Sentencing Phase Of Raul Rodriquez Continues
After a two week break, jurors are back in court today in the sentencing phase of a man convicted of shooting his neighbor in 2010. It's a case that some observers say is testing the state's "Stand Your Ground" law. Bill Stamps has the latest from the criminal courthouse downtown.
June 25, 2012 10:00 am
Child Advocate Program Seeks More African Americans
Casa, the Spanish name for house, also is the name of a program that connects volunteer advocates with children in the foster care system. In the state of Texas and the Greater Houston area, there's a tremendous need for more African American CASA's, and the people who run the program are asking community members to step up.
June 21, 2012 9:41 pm
No Swimming Or Hiking At This Summer Camp, But There's Liquid Nitrogen
After spending the school year learning academic subjects such as science and math, a group of local middle school students are having a blast at summer camp, learning aboutscience and math.
June 20, 2012 9:24 pm
Astro Fans Rate New Owner
We're about three months into the baseball season and the Astros find themselves in second to last place in their division. Ten and a half games behind the first place Reds. This is the team's first year under new owner Jim Crane, so what do fans think of the job he's doing so far?
June 19, 2012 9:16 pm
Historic Emancipation Park Will Get Big Makeover
Plans are in the works to give one of Houston's most historical parks a $33 million makeover. Located on Dowling Street in the Third Ward, Emancipation Park was purchased by freed slaves back in 1872. It was later donated to the city. The park has deteriorated over the years, but the city hopes to return this piece of Houston history to its former glory.
June 18, 2012 9:37 pm
Eighty-Year-Old Woman Says Thanks To Paramedics
A Houston woman is grateful to be alive today, thanks to emergency medical technicians. Eighty-year-old Ann Horton suffered a heart attack last year and was resuscitated by paramedics. Now that she's doing better, Horton and her husband stopped by the fire department to thank those responsible.
June 15, 2012 10:29 pm
Some Locals Applaud Obama's New Immigration Policy
Today's move by President Obama to loosen immigration rules for younger illegal immigrants stands to impact perhaps tens of thousands of people here in the Houston area.
June 14, 2012 11:20 pm
Neighbors Testify As The Sentencing Phase Of Raul Rodriquez Continues
Testimony continues today in the sentencing phase of Raul Rodriquez. Wednesday a jury convicted Rodriquez of killing his neighbor back in 2010. Rodriquez claimed self defense and using the Castle Doctrine.
June 13, 2012 10:06 pm
Galveston Breaks Ground On New Water Treatment Facility
Four years ago, Hurricane Ike caused devastation in the Galveston area. It was the damage to the waste water treatment plant, however, that ultimately caused the mayor to close the island. Now, a new hurricane-proof facility is being built.