June 17, 2013 5:30 am
Why One Family Worries They Will Be Separated
As Congress hammers out the details of an immigration reform bill, many undocumented families are watching the news with some hope that a path to citizenship passes. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to one Houston-area family who are hoping that, but right now, they're living with the fear of what would happen if their family was separated.
May 10, 2013 4:07 pm
Sharpstown Students Make An Art Car With A Political Message
Saturday, 279 decorated vehicles will cruise along Allen Parkway in what organizers call the "largest celebration of art cars in the world." There's one entry from students at Sharpstown International School that looks like a giant white dove. Why? The answer is part whimsy, part statement.
April 1, 2013 10:31 am
Severe Drought Moves To Houston, Most Of The State In Drought Conditions
Latest reports from the U.S. Drought Monitor show most of Harris County in severe drought. How are the conditions and how do they compare to a couple years back?
March 13, 2013 3:56 pm
House Members Consider Immigration Reform
Members of the U.S. House are considering immigration reform. But what that'll include is yet to be seen.
March 13, 2013 6:30 am
KUHF Launches 'This Is Houston' Video Contest
KUHF launches video contest to describe and capture things quintessentially Houston.
March 8, 2013 6:00 pm
International Women's Day Marks Struggle and Progress
International Women's Day was this week. It's a day to celebrate the accomplishments of women world-wide. Also this week, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act.
February 25, 2013 8:23 am
Melted Guns Help Plant One Houston Tree
This weekend artists and community partners planted a tree in the Second Ward's Guadalupe Plaza Park. The planting of the tree is part of an international art project that aims to combat gun violence.
February 7, 2013 6:33 pm
Study Looks At Harris County's Asian And Pacific Islander Population
Rice University's Dr. Stephen Klineberg released a study looking at Harris County's Asian population.
January 29, 2013 9:32 am
Major Presbyterian Church Votes To Discuss Affiliation With Denomination
First Presbyterian Houston church members voted over the weekend to enter into a discussion about what the church's affiliation will be with its denomination. The church is one of the largest—if not largest—Presbyterian congregations in the country to enter into this process.
January 24, 2013 6:14 pm
Major Presbyterian Church May Consider Leaving Its Denomination
One of the largest Presbyterian churches in the country, located here in Houston, is voting this Sunday on whether or not to enter into a discussion of what its ultimate affiliation should be with its denomination — the Presbyterian Church USA. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad looked into why the church is considering such a move.
January 21, 2013 4:59 am
Mental Health Advocates Hope For More Funding This Session
Texas ranks near the bottom of states for per capita mental health funding. Some mental health advocates are hoping that more national talk of psychological issues will lead to greater funding this legislative session.
January 16, 2013 5:09 pm
State And Federal Government Consider Gun Measures
Earlier today, President Obama announced a broad set of policies that he hopes would help curb gun violence. In Texas, lawmakers are considering a host of gun measures.
December 31, 2012 12:30 pm
Unemployment Shrinks In 2012, But Hunger Grows
Even with the Houston economy improving, those serving people in need of food assistance say the demand for food aid has been increasing.
December 24, 2012 12:22 pm
Some Houstonians Adopt New Holiday Traditions This Year
Holidays are a time of being together and incorporating traditions that may have been passed on for generations. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to some Houstonians who are celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year.
December 14, 2012 4:42 pm
The Fate Of KCOH
The future of KCOH, which is billed as the oldest and largest African-American radio station in the south, is up in the air. Today the majority owner of the station announced that the programming will move to another part of the radio dial.
December 3, 2012 3:24 pm
Neighborhood Centers Reflects On The Success Of Certain Initiatives
Some leaders of community-based groups across the nation are looking at new ways to approach community building in poor neighborhoods, given the financial constraints of this economy. Houston-based Neighborhood Centers Inc. is one group that's a part of that conversation.
November 30, 2012 4:00 pm
Local Palestinian And Jews React To UN Decision
Today, Israel authorized the building of 3,000 settler homes in occupied Palestinian territories. The decision comes a day after the United Nations General Assembly upgraded Palestine to a "non-member state." KUHF's Shomial Ahmad went out to get local reaction to that vote.
November 23, 2012 12:57 pm
A 'Traditional' Thanksgiving Meal With Ethnic Dishes On The Side
In some ways, celebrating Thanksgiving is a story of assimilation into American culture. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to some immigrants and Americans from different ethnicities on how they've made the Thanksgiving meal unique for them.
November 21, 2012 2:02 pm
More People Are Working On Thanksgiving
About 1 in 6 workers will be spending Thanksgiving Day at work, according to a recent survey. And more and more retailers are deciding to open store doors then too.
November 12, 2012 4:20 am
Sweet And Big Parties: Indians In Houston Celebrate Diwali
The Indian holiday Diwali begins this week. It's commonly called the Festival of Lights and marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. How has the holiday's celebration in Houston grown through the years?
November 7, 2012 12:46 am
UH Students Watch Election Results Roll In
Hundreds of University of Houston students watched the election results come in last night. Many of them were first-time voters, and most of them were only watching the results of the presidential election.
November 2, 2012 5:37 pm
City Announces Settlement On Wrongful Conviction Case
Mayor Annise Parker announced today a $3 million dollar settlement with the city and George Rodriguez. He's the man that was wrongfully convicted in 1987 based on testimony from the city's crime lab.
October 31, 2012 6:30 am
Poll: Lower Confidence Among Black Voters On Certain Voting Matters
A new KUHF/KHOU poll shows that black voters aren't as confident as other voters that their vote will be counted accurately. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad went out to talk to African-American voters.
October 30, 2012 5:32 am
Poll Shows Most Houstonians Optimistic About City's Direction And Financial Future
Most Houstonians questioned in a new KUHF/KHOU poll are optimistic both about the direction the city's heading in and how their financial situation will fare in the next twelve months. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad went to an early voting location in southwest Houston to see what voters thought.
October 19, 2012 5:16 pm
Houston Chapter Raises Money For Children's Education In Pakistan
Today, doctors say the teenage Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban stood with some help. The teenager is an outspoken advocate for girls' education. And one group here in Houston is holding a benefit to raise money to for schools in Pakistan — schools that would educate girls like her.
October 12, 2012 5:28 pm
Rice Alum Brews New Beer To Honor The University's Centennial
This week Rice University is celebrating its centennial and there's a new Houston brew to immortalize the year the university opened.
October 8, 2012 6:00 am
Houston's Employment Rate Improving, But Still Problematic
Latest national unemployment numbers have dropped down to under 8 percent, almost a four-year low. The Texas job market has been doing much better than other states, but with an unemployment rate right at 7 percent, it's still not so good.
October 3, 2012 6:28 pm
Occupy Houston Port Case Back in Court
Lawyers on the Occupy Houston port case are back in court today. Details from the case so far have revealed undercover involvement by some Austin police officers.
September 27, 2012 5:21 pm
Young Undocumented Immigrants Apply For Temporary Work Permits
It's been around six weeks since the Obama administration started an application process for some young illegal immigrants to get temporary work permits. Latest numbers show more than 82,000 people have applied but that number is far fewer than the 1.7 million estimated to be eligible.
September 19, 2012 4:08 pm
Harris County District Attorney Candidates Debate Each Other
In one of the more high profile local races, candidates for Harris County District Attorney recently faced each other. Organizers of the event call it the first debate since Democratic candidate Lloyd Oliver fought off his party's attempt to remove him from the ballot.