January 18, 2010 5:15 am
Students Thrill Again in MLK Speech Contest
Today Americans celebrate the birthday of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King wrote several books about the civil rights struggle, but he's perhaps best known for his speeches. The annual MLK Oratory Competition for young students was recently held in downtown Houston. Bill Stamps was there for what has become quite a showcase of young talent.
January 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Local Disease Expert Knows Haiti Well
As the international community scrambles to send aid to Haiti, a Houston doctor with experience working in Haiti says relief workers have their work cut out for them. Bill Stamps talked with Dr. Joseph McCormick and has this report.
January 13, 2010 10:11 pm
Universities Learn About Violence Prevention
In April of 2007, a mentally disturbed student walked onto the campus of Virginia Tech and went on a shooting rampage. By the time it was over, 33 students and faculty members were dead. Today, administrators from several universities took part in a special training session. Bill Stamps has more.
January 8, 2010 10:18 pm
Ike Damaged Fire Station Reopens
It's been more than a year since Hurricane Ike but there are still places that haven't fully recovered. Here in Houston one of the fire stations that suffered the most damage is just now getting back to normal. Today was their grand Re-opening ceremony. Bill Stamps was there.
January 7, 2010 9:18 pm
Longhorn Fans Snatch up Gear
Tonight is as big as it gets for Longhorn fans. The University of Texas will play Alabama for college football's national championship. Even though the game is being played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, local UT fans have been stocking up on anything with a UT logo. Bill Stamps has the story.
January 6, 2010 8:54 pm
Time to Bring the Pets Inside
Animal experts are warning pet owners not to forget about their dogs and cats during this cold front. Bill Stamps talked with one of those experts and has this report on what people should do with their pets when the temperature drops.
January 5, 2010 9:43 pm
Houston's Animal Control Has New Boss
Mayor Anise Parker isn't the only one people will be watching closely as the new year gets underway. The City of Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulations and Care has a new leader as well. As Bill Stamps reports, the new manager takes over a troubled department with a history of turmoil.
January 4, 2010 9:55 pm
Helping the Homeless Brace for the Cold
The temperature is expected to dip down into the twenties tonight and the lows will remain in the twenties and thirties throughout the week. For many of us that just means turning up the heater, but for people on the streets, staying warm isn't that simple. Bill Stamps has the story.
December 31, 2009 8:00 pm
The A-Team Fights East End Graffiti
It's a problem that just won't go away. Graffiti. It's gotten so bad that Texas lawmakers recently changed the laws to impose stricter penalties on convicted taggers. In Houston's East End, businesses pay an extra tax that helps make sure tagger's so called artwork doesn't stay up very long. Bill Stamps explains.
December 28, 2009 5:38 pm
Houston Cult Survivor Speaks Out
After spending her childhood in a well known cult, one Houston woman has a message. She says no matter what you're going through, you can overcome it and succeed in life. She had to do just that. Bill Stamps has the story.
December 23, 2009 10:17 pm
Time Running Out for Christmas Shoppers
Time is running out to get all your Christmas shopping done. Stores and malls are filling with people getting their final gifts and some who haven't even started looking. Bill Stamps caught up with some procrastinators who were at the Galleria.
December 22, 2009 10:07 pm
CPS Kids Get Best Gift of All
With just a few more days left till Christmas, children everywhere are getting anxious to see what Santa leaves under the tree. But some local children don't have to wait until Friday. Tuesday they received what some might call the greatest gift of all. Bill Stamps has the story.
December 21, 2009 9:02 pm
Houstonians Go Postal
One of the busiest places in town today was the post office. Most people were aware that if you wanted to get a package delivered by Christmas, it needed to be in the mail today. Bill Stamps has more.
December 14, 2009 10:21 pm
Texans Football Team Honors Top Volunteer
The Houston Texans won Sunday, ending a four game losing streak. The team announced another honor, the winner of its community quarterback award, which recognizes a community member for outstanding work as a volunteer. Bill Stamps has more on the award and winner.
December 11, 2009 10:39 pm
BARC Has New Boss
The agency in charge of Houston's stray dogs and cats has a new leader. The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control has gone through a lot of turmoil in recent years. But with today's announcement, they're hoping to put all of that in the past. Bill Stamps has more.
December 11, 2009 9:51 pm
Houston Small Businesses Optimistic about Future
Whether we're in a recession or climbing out of it depends on who you ask. But some Houstonians aren't putting their fate in the hands of the economy. They're taking matters into their own hands. Bill Stamps caught up with them at the Houston Business Expo.
December 9, 2009 9:43 pm
Need Hard to Find Medicine? No Problem
For some medical patients with really specific needs, there's an option available that even doctors themselves don't always realize. Pharmacies that make medicine from scratch allow pharmacists to put in or take out whatever the patient might need. Bill Stamps tells us how it works.
December 8, 2009 9:36 pm
HISD Students Top in Math
There's good news for the Houston Independent School District. Fourth and eight graders scored as well or better on a national math test than students in other larger urban districts. HISD's new superintendent made the announcement. Bill Stamps has more.
December 7, 2009 10:36 pm
Seniors Shaping Up
One of the most debated aspects of the new health care bill is how it will affect seniors. That's because seniors tend to take more drugs and visit the doctor more than any other age group. But here in Houston, the United Way sponsors a program that aims to keep older residents healthy by making them more active. Bill Stamps explains.
December 5, 2009 12:38 am
Let it Snow
Parts of Houston were transformed into a winter wonderland today as snow fell for most of the day in many areas. Some tried to avoid being out in the elements — while others enjoyed being outdoors. Bill Stamps has more.
December 1, 2009 9:29 pm
Big House, Big Cause
Whether it's because of a sluggish economy or just burned out on giving — many people turn their heads when asked to give money. But one breast cancer foundation came up with a unique way to raise money. Their fifth Pink Ribbon House campaign is now underway. Bill Stamps has the story.
November 30, 2009 9:49 pm
Christmas Shoppers Off and Running
Economic analysts say so far, more shoppers are hitting the stores this holiday season than last year, and that includes Houston. But the news isn't all rosy. Bill Stamps explains why.
November 30, 2009 5:38 am
To Light, or Not to Light
It's only been a few days since Thanksgiving and in some neighborhoods you'll already find Christmas lights glowing at night. In fact, some people put them up before Thanksgiving. Bill Stamps talked with Houstonians to find out just when is the right time to get festive.
November 27, 2009 10:00 am
Houston Football Legend Teaches Finance to Students
What's more important — your GPA or your credit score? This discussion happened at a Galveston high school as students took part in what's called "Financial Football." The guest was Hall of Famer and Houston legend Warren Moon. Bill Stamps has more.
November 24, 2009 9:24 pm
Electric Space Vehicle to Hit Markets Next Year
Because of advances in electric transportation, the days of paying 3 to 4 dollars a gallon for gas may be numbered. Reliant Energy and a California automaker are showing off a new slick looking vehicle that's all electric and will be on the market next year. Bill Stamps tells us more.
November 23, 2009 10:30 pm
Texans vs Titans
The tailgating is well underway at Reliant Stadium as the Texans get set to take on the Titans in tonight's Monday Night Football matchup.
The Texans still have a shot at making the playoffs and adding to the intrigue — they're taking on the team and owner that left Houston 12 years ago. Bill Stamps has more on the big game.
November 19, 2009 9:50 pm
Houstonians Tell Their Stories
Many Houstonians will have a chance to record their personal family stories this month as the traveling tour known as Story Corps comes to town. The non-profit organization records the stories of city leaders as well as average citizens. All will be archived in the Library of Congress. Some may be broadcast here on KUHF. Bill Stamps has more.
November 18, 2009 9:50 pm
County Says More Trees Mean Less Grass
Harris County will be planting nearly 40-thousand trees in the next five months. And while the added greenery should make those areas easier on the eyes, the county is hoping the trees will serve a different purpose. Bill Stamps explains.
November 13, 2009 9:22 pm
How Are Parents Doing?
Parents of school children have an idea how their kids are doing based on the grades they get on their report cards. But what about the adults? What kind of grades are they getting as parents? Authors Malcolm and Laura Gauld tackle that question in a new book titled The Biggest Job We'll Ever Have. Bill Stamps has more.
November 12, 2009 9:48 pm
Local Agencies Say More Adoptive Parents Needed
November is National Adoption Month in the U.S.. Here in the Houston area close to two-thousand children are in foster care in need of a home. A disproportionate amount of those children are minorities. Bill Stamps takes a look at the problem and what local agencies are doing about it.