July 27, 2010 10:43 pm
Seniors Get Hurricane Help
Forecasters are expecting an extra busy hurricane season this year. If a hurricane does hit and people are without power, some Houston seniors will still have food; thanks to one local business and non profit group. Bill Stamps has the story.
July 27, 2010 1:05 am
Helping Asian Domestic Violence Victims
In some parts of the world, the chances of a man being prosecuted for domestic violence may be fifty-fifty or worse. So what happens when those families immigrate to the United States and bring their cultural norms or way of thinking with them. Bill Stamps talked with two women from a Houston non profit agency called Asians Against Domestic Abuse.
July 22, 2010 10:45 pm
More Money for a Bus Ticket?
It's only been two years since Metro last raised its fares, but two years ago is also when the econony began to take a turn for the worse. Now Metro says another fare increase is a possibility. Bill Stamps has more.
July 21, 2010 9:35 pm
Job Seeking Experts Offer Advice
We continue to hear how tough it is to find jobs in this economic climate. On the other hand, we are told Texas continues to fare better than other states. Today, Houston Community College held the first of several job training fests. Bill Stamps stopped by to see what people are saying about the Houston Job Market.
July 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Perry Makes Stop in Houston
Governor Rick Perry was in Houston speaking to a group of retired firefighters. Perry didn't mention his reelection campaign during the speech but afterward touched on a number of issues, including his challenger Bill White. KUHF'S Bill Stamps has more.
July 19, 2010 10:51 pm
D.A. Says City Needs Bigger DNA Lab
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos says the Houston Police Department's DNA Lab is unable to keep up with current demands. Lykos says there's such a backlog right now that a bigger temporary facility is needed in order to catch up. Bill Stamps has more.
July 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Big Rig Truck Accidents Increasing in Houston
If you're listening to this broadcast from you car as you head home from work, the last thing you want to hear is that there's a major accident on a freeway that affects your commute. And if it seems like that's happening in Houston more and more lately, it's not your imagination. Bill Stamps reports.
July 15, 2010 9:19 pm
Senate Committee Outlines Future For NASA
A Senate subcommittee has passed a bill that allows NASA to do a lot of the things it was planning on before the Obama administration put them to a halt earlier this year. Plans to go to the moon are still out, but as Bill Stamps reports, a lot of the equipment needed to get there could still be built.
July 14, 2010 10:27 pm
Tech Fund Out of Money
State money set aside to help new tech businesses get off the ground has apparently run out. The Emerging Technology Fund is supposed to help new companies that are in the business of developing new technologies. But as Bill Stamps reports, some businesses will have to put their plans on hold.
July 13, 2010 10:35 pm
Free A/C Units For the Needy
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee wants to use resources from the business community and the federal government to help Houstonians who may be suffering from the summer heat. While some programs help people pay their electricity bill, this program helps people who have no A/C to begin with. Bill Stamps has more.
July 12, 2010 10:06 pm
Move Over or Slow Down
If you're driving past a police officer on the side of the road with his lights flashing, Texas law states you must switch lanes or slow down. If you don't, you yourself could end up with a ticket. The law has been on the books for some time and is rarely enforced, but this week officers will be out issuing reminders to drivers. Bill Stamps has more.
July 8, 2010 9:43 pm
Street Flooding: Dangerous to Health and Pocketbook
When you're stuck on the road in heavy rain, most people just want to get home. But deciding to cross a flooded intersection could not only be dangerous for you, it could also cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your car. Bill Stamps has more.
July 7, 2010 9:44 pm
Rev. Jackson Attends Houston Rally
Civil rights leader Reverend Jessie Jackson was in Houston this afternoon speaking on behalf of mass transit workers. Jackson and union leaders are asking Congress to change the rules regarding how federal transportation dollars can be used. Bill Stamps explains.
July 6, 2010 9:42 pm
Residents Say Goodbye to Houston Eyesore
After years of legal wrangling, a run-down apartment complex in southeast Houston has been torn down. The building had been vacant for more than twenty years and was used for all types of illicit activities. Bill Stamps has more.
July 1, 2010 10:46 pm
Final Shuttle Dates Pushed Back
The final flight of the space shuttle program has been pushed back a few months. While the program will still end next year, the extra time could give some workers more time to find other jobs. Bill Stamps has more.
June 30, 2010 9:21 pm
Newborn Left at Apartment Front Door
Authorities are still looking for the mother of a baby found on the doorsteps of the Preserve at Colony Lakes
Apartments early yesterday morning in Stafford, Fort Bend County. Bill Stamps has more.
June 29, 2010 10:50 pm
World Cup Could Come to Houston
Bill Stamps reports on what it will take for the most watched sporting event in the world to come to Houston.
June 25, 2010 9:49 pm
HISD Hiring for Apollo 20
A few weeks ago, we told you about the Houston Independent School District's new plan to improve its worst schools. They're calling it Apollo 20 because it'll eventually involve twenty schools. One of the backbones of the program is the intensive tutoring students will get. As of today, the district is officially hiring tutors for the program. Bill Stamps has details.
June 24, 2010 10:07 pm
The Future of Galveston
Nearly two years after Hurricane Ike, Galveston residents say not much has changed on the island. It's not just a matter of waiting for federal money to come in, there's also plenty of debate about what to do with the money. Does the city rebuild to its original state or go in a new direction? Bill Stamps has more.
June 23, 2010 10:23 pm
Grand Jury Indicts Four Officers
The Harris County grand jury has indicted four former Houston police officers on charges related to the arrest of a burglary suspect earlier this year. The incident was caught on the surveillance tape of a nearby storage facility. Bill Stamps has more.
June 21, 2010 10:05 pm
"I Left My Baby In The Car"
Today in Houston temperatures reached 97 degrees outside. Now imagine being in the car with the windows rolled up, no air conditioning and no way to get out. Tragically, that's what happens each year when a child or baby is forgotten in the car. Bill Stamps has more on this problem that doesn't appear to be going away.
June 15, 2010 10:27 pm
Greener Pastures For UH Sports?
The decision from the University of Texas to stay in the Big 12 Athletic Conference means the conference will stay intact. With Nebraska and Colorado leaving the Big 12, only 10 schools remain. Some believe the University of Houston should do all it can to show it should be in the Big 12. Bill Stamps has more.
June 14, 2010 8:02 am
A Class in Oil Coated Bird Washing
A Houston nonprofit agency is hoping to get a very important call soon. The Wildlife Rehabilitation Center wants to head to Louisiana to help clean animals coated with oil. In the meantime, they plan to hold a special class for volunteers who'd like to help. Bill Stamps has the story.
June 11, 2010 11:28 pm
Let the Games Begin!
It is the start of the Houston Street Olympics, an event that involves inner city kids who may not otherwise have much to do in the summertime. Bill Stamps has more.
June 10, 2010 11:16 pm
U.S. Drug Smuggling Investigation Deals Blow to Cartels
Top U.S. officials say they've dealt a serious blow to Mexican drug cartels with a two-year operation called project deliverance. It involved agents with the DEA, IRS and Immigration and Customs. Bill Stamps has more.
June 8, 2010 10:09 pm
Houston Teachers Look to Externships for Help
A group of Houston area teachers took a field trip to the Museum of Natural Science today. What's unique about that is they didn't take any students. The teachers are taking park in a summer externship program that seeks to make students more aware of jobs and careers by making their teachers more aware. Bill Stamps has more.
June 7, 2010 10:30 pm
HISD's Apollo Mission
Remember the problems with the Apollo 13 space mission? The Houston Independent School District has its own set of problems with low performing schools, so they're calling the mission to fix those problems Apollo 20. Bill Stamps has more.
June 4, 2010 10:23 pm
Residents Want Apartments Torn Down
A group of residents and business leaders in Northwest Houston are upset about a run down apartment complex that's been sitting vacant for more than two years now. They say the city promised to do something about it but so far has done nothing. Bill Stamps reports.
June 3, 2010 10:58 pm
Businesses Feeling Impact of Astros Losses
Going into today's game against Washington, the Astros had won just 19 of 54 games and find themselves in last place in the National League Central Division. So what impact is this futility having on businesses near the stadium that depend on baseball fans? Bill Stamps went to Minute Maid Park to find out.
June 2, 2010 10:43 pm
Professors Research Drug Abuse Among Hispanics
This week professors from some of the top universities in the country are meeting at the University of Houston to discuss drug abuse in the Hispanic community. Their goal is to learn about new issues and approaches to the problem. Bill Stamps has more.