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 6, 2013 4:52 am
College Costs Increase As Family Incomes And Savings Remain Flat
The average student debt load from college continues to rise, with average debts close to $30,000.
December 5, 2013 5:00 am
Conference Discusses Ways To Reverse Downward Trend Of Global Investment In US
A two-day conference on reinvesting in American manufacturing continues today at the Omni Hotel.
December 3, 2013 5:00 am
Second Fast-Food Walkout Set For Thursday
Another fast-food strike is set for this Thursday. Restaurant workers in about 100 cities — including Houston — plan a job walk-out. This builds on a campaign calling attention to the difficulties of living on the minimum wage.
November 11, 2013 5:38 am
UH, UT And Texas A&M Collaborate In Investigating Offshore Safety Issues
The University of Houston is part of a group that will manage the Ocean Energy Safety Institute, which will provide the energy industry and regulators with reliable knowledge about critical safety issues. Texas A&M and the University of Texas at Austin are also collaborating.
November 8, 2013 3:46 pm
Former Hand Surgeon Michael Brown Dies In Miami
Former Houston hand surgeon Michael Brown died this morning in a Miami hospital, after being taken off life support. Brown had been unresponsive since suffering an apparent heart attack at his Miami home on October 24th.
October 31, 2013 11:46 am
Bayous and Creeks Remain in Banks ... So Far
All bayous and creeks remain within their banks, according to Jeff Lindner with the Harris County Flood Control District.
October 8, 2013 1:33 pm
Houston Mayoral Debate Set For This Evening
The Houston mayoral election is set for November 5th, with Mayor Annise Parker seeking a third, and final, two-year term. She will face her challengers this evening in a broadcast debate.
October 7, 2013 1:13 pm
Last Day To Register To Vote For 2013 Election
Today is the deadline for registering to vote. If you have plans to cast a ballot for mayor or help decide the future of the Astrodome, make sure you have your registration card updated with the address that's listed on your photo I.D.
October 7, 2013 5:30 am
Baylor Genome Study Pinpoints Health Risks
Volunteers who signed up as "controls" in a genetics sequencing program knew there was some likelihood of discovering scary information about their health. Those volunteers accepted the risk analysis, and are acting on it.
September 30, 2013 2:24 pm
Metro Solicits Public Input For Transit Redesign
Metro is soliciting input from the public as it redesigns it's transit network. As the agency rethinks priorities, the idea is to get feedback from those who actually use the system.
September 27, 2013 2:36 pm
Groups File Suit To Stop Texas Bill On Abortion Restrictions
More than a dozen women's health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos before it was approved.
September 26, 2013 2:16 pm
Billboard Campaign Reminds Voters Of Photo ID Requirement
Harris County is ramping up its awareness campaign, reminding voters that a photo I.D. will be required in the upcoming election. That includes a billboard campaign outlining the types of I.D.s that work.
September 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Cruz Marathon Ends; The Debate About Effectiveness Begins
The marathon speech by Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't block Obamacare funding because a key procedural vote on the issue was already scheduled. But the Texas Republican says he wasn't elected to stay quiet.
September 6, 2013 5:00 am
United Airlines Recalls Remaining Furloughed Pilots
Furloughed United Airlines pilots are receiving good news this week — about 600 pilots are being recalled from furlough to address the airline's future staffing needs.
September 5, 2013 5:00 am
Survey Spotlights Nationwide Construction Labor Shortage
Nearly three-fourths of construction firms nationwide say they're having trouble finding qualified craft workers, and labor shortages could get worse.
September 4, 2013 11:49 am
One Dead; Three Injured And Three Detained After Stabbing At Spring High School
A 17-year-old high school student has died and three others have been injured in an early-morning altercation at Spring High School, north of Houston.
September 4, 2013 5:00 am
Grant Helps UH Pharmacy Students Help Homeless
University of Houston pharmacy students and faculty volunteers have received recognition — and funding — for their work to assist the homeless in Houston with health care.
September 2, 2013 5:00 am
How Drive-In Theaters Can Thrive: Go Digital
Drive-in theaters are facing their latest challenge: the digital era. Film studios are phasing out 35mm film prints, so theaters have to invest in digital projection equipment or turn out the lights.
July 29, 2013 5:30 am
National Study Of Houston Teens Finds 26% Text Every Time They Drive
A new study finds that 27 percent of Houston teenagers say they read a text or email every time they drive. About one in five Houston teens have extended conversations via text message while driving.
July 10, 2013 11:23 am
Texas House Passes Abortion Bill; Sends to Senate Committee
The Texas House has passed House Bill 2, creating new abortion restrictions. It happened just after 11 this morning, as Speaker of the House Joe Strauss took the vote.
June 24, 2013 6:00 am
Pride Celebration Bringing Thousands Into The Montrose
The LGBT Pride Celebration is bringing thousands of people into the Montrose this week. Several festivals of that size are held in that area each year, and the crowds bring some frustration, but also money and attention to Montrose.
June 17, 2013 4:24 pm
Supreme Court: Silence May Be Used Against You
The U.S. Supreme Court says prosecutors can use a person's silence against them in court if it comes before he's told of his right to remain silent or before an arrest.
June 14, 2013 2:54 pm
Spraying For West Nile Mosquitoes Set For 77346
Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services has confirmed that a mosquito sample from Northeast Harris County zip code 77346 has tested positive for West Nile Virus.
June 12, 2013 3:47 pm
FEMA Denies Funding To West Explosion Victims
The Federal Emergency Management Agency is still refusing to provide money to help rebuild the small Texas town where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous homes and schools, and killed 15 people.
June 12, 2013 2:34 pm
Did Houston Really Have A 29% Drop In Homeless Population?
Houston has seen a 29 percent drop in the homeless population since 2011, according to the Coalition for the Homeless of Houston and Harris County.
May 29, 2013 6:04 pm
State Comptroller Not Running In 2014; Other Candidates Surface
Susan Combs says she's not seeking any elected office after finishing her current term as state comptroller.
May 24, 2013 10:49 am
AAA Texas: Memorial Day Weekend Travel Busier Than Last Year
AAA Texas says the state's highways will be busier this Memorial Day weekend compared to last year.
May 22, 2013 12:58 pm
Memorial Day Weekend Gasoline Prices Up Two Cents
With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, AAA Texas says gasoline prices are up a couple pennies per gallon in the state.
May 21, 2013 11:49 am
Centerpoint Energy Sending Personnel To Oklahoma To Help Restore Utilities
Some 11,000 linemen helped Houston recover from the effects of Hurricane Ike. And Centerpoint Energy is helping Oklahoma recover from the effects of that devastating tornado.