March 24, 2009 9:30 pm
Watch Your Sugar!
Imagine having to watch what you eat every meal. What if the wrong decision was the difference between life and death. Some 24-million people in the U.S. find themselves in a similar situation, because they are living with diabetes. Tuesday is National Diabetes Awareness Day. It's a disease you can live with, but as Bill Stamps reports the key is prevention.
March 23, 2009 11:00 am
Texas Leads the Nation in Identity Theft
The annual report by the Federal Trade Commission has Texas near the top when it comes to theft. But we're not talking about stealing cars or stereos. As Bill Stamps reports, this is much more personal and the problem is not as easy to resolve.
March 20, 2009 4:00 pm
We're Number Six! We're Number Six!
A national travel website has named Houston the sixth most affordable vacation spot in the country. The ranking is good news for the city's marketing department, which has been working hard to attract more tourists.
Bill Stamps has more.
March 18, 2009 10:12 pm
Saying Goodbye to Susana
The funeral for kidnapping and murder victim Susana de Jesus took place today at St. Luke’s Catholic Church. Bill Stamps was there and has this report.
March 17, 2009 10:41 pm
Who Wears the Boots?
With students out of school for spring break this week, many families are heading to the Houston Rodeo. There's a lot to see and do for people of all ages. Bill Stamps has a report on something you may not see very often.
March 16, 2009 10:15 pm
Learning During Spring Break
Young people of all ages are on spring break this week. Many college students head to popular beaches to let off some stress before hitting the books again. But what about the little ones? Where can they go? One of the most popular places is the museum.
Bill Stamps has more.
March 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Second Man Arrested in de Jesus Case
Throughout the investigation of the Susana de Jesus kidnapping, officers always believed at least two people were involved. Monday they arrested the main suspect Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean who told them where to find her body. Now, a second man is behind bars. Bill Stamps has the latest.
March 12, 2009 9:32 pm
Police Say Early Education Lowers Crime
HPD Chief Harold Hurtt and other law enforcement leaders are backing a bill in the Texas legislature that would give more money to school districts for preschool instruction. They say putting kids in the classroom early may save them from being in a jail cell later on.
Bill Stamps has more.
March 11, 2009 10:18 pm
Body Identified as de Jesus; Suspect in Custody
A body found near Reliant Stadium has been officially identified as kidnap victim Susana de Jesus. Investigators believe the de Jesus murder and a host of other crimes in Pearland may be the work of one man. That suspect was found hiding in a neighborhood shed Monday after a failed carjacking attempt. Bill Stamps has more.
March 10, 2009 9:42 pm
How Long Can a Woman Wait?
Statistics show more women are putting off marriage and babies in order to focus on education and careers. Stories about Hollywood celebrities having babies in their forties may make that decision even easier. In part two of our series on fertility, Bill Stamps tells us why many of these women may be in for a big surprise when they decide to start a family.
March 9, 2009 10:26 pm
Eight Babies? How is that Possible?
The news of a California woman giving birth to eight children at once has caused a national debate on the science of fertility treatment. While some are pointing fingers, others are worried about maintaining a woman or couples' right to choose the size of their family.
In part one of a series on fertility — Bill Stamps looks into the probability of having multiple births like quintuplets or octuplets.
March 6, 2009 10:30 pm
Shuttle to Blast off Wednesday Night
After several weeks of delays, NASA says Space Shuttle Discovery will take off next week. Bill Stamps reports — they had to do a little troubleshooting before they could settle on a date.
March 5, 2009 10:46 pm
Former First Lady Recovers In Houston Hospital
Former First Lady Barbara Bush remains in a Houston hospital recovering from Heart surgery. Both her doctor and husband George H.W. Bush spoke to the media today about the operation. Bill Stamps has the story.
March 4, 2009 10:42 pm
Bringing Galveston Residents Back Home
It's been nearly six months since Hurricane Ike and many Galveston residents still have no place to call home. They are scattered throughout southern Texas and city officials want to bring them home. Bill Stamps has the story.
March 3, 2009 10:38 pm
No Stimulus for Rodeo Vendors
The Houston Rodeo is officially underway. Each year, thousands of people to flock to Reliant Park for three weeks of food, music and of course, bull riding. But with the economy down this year, things may be different...or maybe not. Bill Stamps reports.
February 27, 2009 10:34 pm
Smoking Ban Having No Impact?
By now most Houstonians have probably gotten used to the ban on smoking in public places. But what impact is it having on business? A new study has some answers. Bill Stamps reports.
February 26, 2009 10:30 pm
Group Plans for Next Disaster
Governor Perry's Disaster Recovery Commission met today in League City. The group's goal is to identify solutions to problems caused by Hurricane Ike and to come up with recommendations on dealing with the next big disaster. Bill Stamps was at the meeting and has details.
February 25, 2009 10:24 pm
Murder Suspect Arrested
Investigators say it was a fingerprint that led them to the man they believe killed a Spring woman over the weekend. The suspect is in custody and is charged with capital murder. Bill Stamps has details.
February 24, 2009 9:57 pm
Another Group Tries to Save Dogs
In the past month we've done several reports on an area of Houston some call the 'corridor of cruelty'. It got the name because of the number of abandoned dogs in the area — some even used for dogfighting. A mobile spay and neuter unit recently spent the day there and invited reporter Bill Stamps inside.
February 20, 2009 11:23 pm
UH Coming Soon to Pearland
The city of Pearland has been in the news lately with the abduction of a woman at gunpoint. But while you normally don’t hear much about Pearland, it has quietly turned into one of the fastest growing cities in the state. And it will soon be the home of a University of Houston branch campus. Bill Stamps has details.
February 19, 2009 10:30 pm
Police Chief Talks About Officer Training
The mother of a Bellaire athlete shot by police questions whether police undergo enough training, especially psychological training to make sure they can handle themselves in stressful situations. Although that shooting wasn't a Houston case, HPD Chief Harold Hurtt addressed those concerns today. Bill Stamps has that story.
February 18, 2009 10:20 pm
Bellaire Shooting Victim Speaks Out
Tuesday night he was on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel". Today...a Bellaire athlete, who was shot by police in his own yard, talked to Houston media for the first time. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 17, 2009 9:53 pm
HISD Saavedra Gives State of Schools Address
The annual State of the Schools address had a bit more intrigue this time around. HISD superintendent Abe Saavedra is retiring. Which means this could be his final address. Bill Stamps has more.
February 13, 2009 8:58 pm
Court Back in Session
Court is back in session. A computer virus forced Houston Municipal Courts to shut down the past week but the problem seems to be fixed and business is back to normal. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 10, 2009 9:01 pm
Economists Say There's No Magic Wand
The Senate's approval of President Obama's stimulus package was a sure victory for the new administration, but is it a victory for the American people? Bill Stamps has that story.
February 9, 2009 10:30 pm
Houston Woman Cares for Abandoned and Abused Dogs
Two weeks ago we reported on an area in North Houston that's been nicknamed the corridor of cruelty. It got the name because many pet owners use the area to drop off dead dogs, or those they simply don’t want anymore.
One woman has made it her goal to take care or rescue as many of those dogs as she can. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 6, 2009 8:59 pm
Katrina Evacuees Now on Their Own
Three years after Hurricane Katrina and there are still people getting housing assistance here in Houston. But that comes to an end this month. Bill Stamps more.
February 5, 2009 10:06 pm
Job Fair Attracts Thousands
Although Houston is faring economically better than many cities throughout the country, there are still a lot of people here who are hurting. If there was any doubt, all you had to do was see the lines at a recent job fair. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 2, 2009 10:48 pm
Keeping the Power on Next Time
Since Hurricane Ike there has been many state, city and county meetings dealing with the storm. They've all dealt with different issues, but their purpose is to improve things when the next big one hits. Today's topic was electricity. Bill Stamps has more.
January 30, 2009 10:36 pm
HISD Principal Says Goodbye After Fifty Years
The school year doesn't officially end until May, but for one HISD employee today really was the last day of school. Billy Joe Johnson is retiring after fifty years with the district. Bill Stamps talked with her about her career that spanned five decades.