October 5, 2009 2:22 am
Checking for Skin Cancer
When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma isn't the most prevalent, but it is one of the most dangerous. Eight out of every ten skin cancer deaths comes from melanoma. Experts say now that summer is over, it's especially important for people to pay attention to their skin. Bill Stamps explains why.
October 2, 2009 9:14 pm
UH is feeling the Love
For some time, the University of Houston has been seeking national recognition for tier one status. These days there's a buzz on campus and the University is getting some desired recognition — but this time — it's for football. As Bill Stamps reports, it's the Cougar's football team that has everyone all excited.
September 28, 2009 11:05 pm
Phone Company Wants To Prevent School Dropouts
AT&T is giving 2-million dollars to the United Way to help fund programs that specifically deal with parents of school children in hopes of keeping kids in school. Bill Stamps has this report.
September 25, 2009 8:46 pm
Suspects Arrested In Home Invasion Robberies
Residents of Northwest Houston can breathe a little easier this evening. More than a dozen home invasion robberies have occurred there in the past week, but the Harris County Sheriff's Department believes it has caught the people responsible. Bill Stamps has more.
September 24, 2009 10:28 pm
New Apartments for Special Clientele
There's a new apartment complex going up in Houston's Fifth Ward Denver Harbor area. When it's completed the 166 unit facility will look just like any other new apartment building in Houston. And that's how the developers want it, because as Bill Stamps reports, this place isn't for everyone.
September 16, 2009 10:17 pm
Parties, Term Papers and Elections
The November election will be here before you know it and the last day to register is October 5th. One group that traditionally doesn't vote in large numbers is students. The University of Houston is taking steps to change that. Bill Stamps has more.
September 15, 2009 11:33 pm
Homeless Get Surprise Gift
It's estimated there are between ten and twelve thousand homeless people living in Houston. Many of the agencies to help the homeless believe a good number of those living on the streets don't take advantage of the services. Bill Stamps followed one local agency as they headed out to the streets to pass out clothing.
September 14, 2009 11:04 pm
Galveston Beaches to Get a Face-lift
Galveston's beautiful coastline has deteriorated — Hurricane Ike is partially to blame. Most of the erosion has being going on for years. Now, the government is writing the city a big check to help restore the area. Bill Stamps has more.
September 11, 2009 9:28 pm
HISD's New Boss Lays Out Goals
It's the first day on the job for HISD's new superintendent. Terry Grier spent the day visiting schools and getting to know some of the people he'll be working with at HISD. Bill Stamps has more.
September 10, 2009 10:10 pm
Galveston, One Year After Ike
This weekend marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike. One year ago the storm blew through Southeast Texas causing billions of dollars worth of damage. One of the areas hit hardest was Galveston. Bill Stamps talked with Galveston residents who are still putting their lives back together one year later.
September 7, 2009 6:00 am
Generators Sales High Thanks to Ike
The one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike is just a week away. Since the storm, Houstonians have made many changes in hopes of preventing a repeat of last year's disaster. One example is the sale of generators. As Bill Stamps reports, going a few days, or weeks, without power caused some people to say "never again".
September 3, 2009 11:28 pm
Mayoral Candidates Square off at Forum
In a few months, Houston voters will elect a new mayor. Today, the candidates took part in a downtown forum with the Women Professionals in Government. Bill Stamps was there and has this report.
September 3, 2009 12:02 am
More Barking about BARC
Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control Department(BARC) continues to be one of the most talked about subjects among local leaders and observers. Today, Houston City Council was supposed to vote on a contract extension for Interim Chief Gerry Fusco. Bill Stamps reports — that vote never happened.
September 1, 2009 9:53 pm
Children Injured by Four Wheelers
A local hospital is urging families to be extra careful when it comes to children and the use of All Terrain Vehicles, or ATV's. They’ve seen a number of serious accidents this summer and as Bill Stamps reports — doctors believe most of them were preventable.
September 1, 2009 12:07 am
Homework Without Books?
Tomorrow a new law goes into affect that could revolutionize the way students in Texas do their homework. Bill Stamps introduces us to digital textbooks and how they can also save school districts millions.
August 26, 2009 10:26 pm
Being Your Own Boss
During the time of layoffs and slow job growth, some people are looking to become entrepreneurs and go into business for themselves. But one group lags when it comes to business ownership — the African-American community. Bill Stamps looks into this problem and how things are slowly changing.
August 25, 2009 10:08 pm
Cool Globes Come to Houston
In a little more than a month, Houston's Discovery Green will be invaded by dozens and dozens of giant artistic globes. The purpose — to call attention to global warming. Bill Stamps has the story.
August 24, 2009 11:03 pm
New Immunization Requirements for School
Starting this school year, students must now show proof of three vaccine shots before they can enter the seventh grade. Bill Stamps has more.
August 21, 2009 10:08 pm
Pasadena Police Officer Killed
A Pasadena police officer is dead this evening. Police say twenty-nine year old Jesse Hamilton was responding to a domestic disturbance early this morning when shots were fired. Bill Stamps has more.
August 20, 2009 10:17 pm
No Cash for Clunkers?
The government's popular Cash for Clunkers program is just about running out of gas. The U.S. Department of Transportation says the program will officially end on Monday. In the meantime, many dealers have already stepped on the brakes, fearing they won't get paid. Bill Stamps has more.
August 19, 2009 10:36 pm
Another Houston Chemical Plant Accused of Polluting
In June, Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott filed a lawsuit against British Petroleum Products, for what he called the worst act of polluting he'd ever seen. Now, Chevron Phillips Chemical finds itself at the other end of a lawsuit as well. The action claims Chevron's Cedar Bayou plant of violating the clean air act. Bill Stamps has more.
August 18, 2009 10:06 pm
Can I Bring My Gun?
Recently, a man brought a rifle to one of the health care reform protest in Arizona, but was not arrested. It's perfectly legal to carry that type of weapon in Arizona. Bill Stamps did some digging and got some answers about Texas gun laws.
August 17, 2009 5:44 am
Local Moms Get Help from Peers
They say being a mom is one of the hardest jobs there is. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is an organization that tries to make things easier for both mothers and children. Some of the women spoke with Bill Stamps at one of their recent meetings.
August 14, 2009 10:57 pm
Keeping Kids Safe During the School Year
The start of school is just a few weeks away. As parents and children gear up, local authorities say they need to think about more than just clothes and backpacks. Bill Stamps reports on school safety.
August 14, 2009 12:50 am
Doctors Question Jackson Lee on Healthcare Bill
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee held another townhall meeting on health care . She's been getting a lot of criticism for talking on her cell phone during her first meeting. Bill Stamps reports — how things went today at St. Joseph Hospital.
August 12, 2009 11:08 pm
Crisis at the Dog Pound
One of the biggest controversies in Houston City government may also be one of the least publicized. It's over the handling of BARC, the city’s animal control agency. Bill Stamps reports — the group is under its third leader this year and his job won't be permanent.
August 11, 2009 11:07 pm
Charges filed in 1992 Murder Case
In July of 1992, four people were shot and killed during a home invasion robbery in south Houston. Now seventeen years later, police have charged three people with the murders. As Bill Stamps reports — one of the murder victims was the younger brother of local activist Quanell X.
August 5, 2009 10:32 pm
Early Christmas Gift for TSU
Texas Southern University has been given a big gift from the Obama Administration. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee made the announcement this afternoon. Bill Stamps has more.
August 4, 2009 10:15 pm
New Teachers Prepare for Challenges of Teaching
This week HISD is holding training for its newest teachers, helping them prepare for everything they'll face down the road. Bill Stamps talked with some of their rookies about the challenges they'll face and why they decided to go into teaching.
August 3, 2009 10:32 pm
No More Cash for Clunkers?
When Congress spent billions of dollars bailing out the automobile industry, there weren't a lot of people rushing to dealerships to buy new cars. But ever since Congress offered more than four-thousand dollars for old clunkers, business has been great...so great the program ran out of money. Bill Stamps reports on the future of the "Cash for Clunkers" program.