November 11, 2013 4:53 pm
Why Prop Six Could Mean More Water Investments
Now that Texas voters have approved Proposition 6, which allows the state to borrow from its rainy day fund to finance water infrastructure projects, they may have also given a boost to water infrastructure investors. Experts say betting on water projects could be a wise move.
October 3, 2013 3:12 pm
Here's Why Tropical Storm Karen Won't Affect Houston
Tropical Storm Karen is still hundreds of miles from the Gulf Coast, but it could turn into a hurricane within a day. At this point, Houston probably won't see any effects from the storm.
September 19, 2013 1:31 pm
Car Seat Trouble? Help Is On The Way This Weekend
If you're not sure how to set-up your child's car or booster seat in your vehicle, experts will be on hand this weekend to help. A free event in the Galleria area this weekend will take the mystery out of installing children's car seats.
September 3, 2013 4:13 pm
Top Assistant DA Will Fill Mike Anderson's Role For Now
As prosecutors and employees at the Harris County District Attorney's office mourn the loss of their leader, Mike Anderson, the woman who has stepped-in to fill the DA's job for now is no stranger to the justice system.
August 19, 2013 4:27 pm
30 Years Ago, Alicia Was Bad, But Ike Was Still Worse
It was 30 years ago this week that Hurricane Alicia took a bite out of the Houston-Galveston area. It was a costly storm that claimed 21 lives and caused several billion dollars in damage.
July 24, 2013 4:29 pm
Why Dorian Is A Storm Houston Should Watch
Tropical Storm Dorian is still far out in the Eastern Atlantic, but hurricane forecasters here in Houston say the next few days will determine if it will turn into a threat to the Gulf.
June 7, 2013 3:58 pm
Redistricting Process Not As Easy As Lawmakers Thought
As state lawmakers in Austin continue to work on new voting maps, there's a sense that this process is much different than the redistricting effort in 2011. Lawmakers are much more hands-on this time, but they're also not very happy.
May 23, 2013 4:09 pm
Future Of The Dome Finally Has Some Direction
Now that we know Houston will host the Super Bowl in 2017, there's another big mystery right next door, the fate of the empty astrodome. There's a much clearer process to determine that now than there was a year ago.
May 22, 2013 3:34 pm
Why Don't We See Big Tornadoes In Houston?
As towns in Oklahoma and North Texas begin the recovery process after several massive tornadoes, you might be wondering why Houston typically avoids those kinds of storms. It's actually pretty simple.
May 15, 2013 3:40 pm
Here's Why Parking Signs Are Coming Down In Houston
You'll probably see a lot fewer parking signs in downtown Houston in about a year. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Downtown Management District say they'll get rid of a confusing mish-mash of signs and replace them with more streamlined, simplified parking signage.
May 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Woman's Center Says It'll Be Fine Without Astros Support
A local women's center says it's confident it will find more funding after the Houston Astros ended a 23-year fundraising partnership earlier this year.
May 10, 2013 5:09 pm
Heavy Rains Don't Mean Drought Threat Is Gone
This week's heavy rains in the Houston area don't mean Southeast Texas is in the clear when it comes to the threat of drought. That's the word from experts who monitor the drought that's affected Texas for several years now.
May 9, 2013 5:17 pm
Houston, We Have A New Area Code
For the first time in more than 14 years, Houston is getting a new area code. The Public Utility Commission of Texas says growth here means we're running out of available phone numbers.
May 8, 2013 4:12 pm
Judge: Religious Banners At Texas High School Okay
A judge in Southeast Texas has ruled that cheerleaders in a tiny town about 85 miles northeast of Houston can display banners with bible verses at football games. The decision ends a court battle that started last year.
May 3, 2013 12:26 pm
Why Home Buyers In Houston Shouldn't Ask For Good Deals
With the summer home buying and selling season just around the corner, Houston continues to be a seller's market, and that's not likely to change anytime soon. Local real estate experts say there are some rules buyers need to remember.
May 2, 2013 5:30 pm
Health Department Knocks On Doors In Low Income Houston Neighborhood
Teams from the City of Houston's Health Department are spending the next couple of days in a low-income neighborhood on the city's southwest side. They're part of a unique effort to spread the word about health services that some residents don't even know about.
April 12, 2013 4:00 pm
As Investigation Continues, Dylan Quick Is Held Without Bail
As authorities sort out why a college student stabbed 14 students at Lone Star College in Cy-Fair earlier this week, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says that incident and one earlier this year at another Lone Star campus shouldn't taint the school.
February 27, 2013 2:28 pm
Allergy Season Arrives Early To Houston
Recent changes in the weather and more windy days than usual have helped allergy season kick-off a bit early in Houston. There's a reason why you may have itchy eyes and a runny nose.