September 22, 2008 5:25 pm
One Week Later Shelters Still Busy
In the wake of Hurricane Ike there are still more than seven thousand Texans living in Red Cross shelters. At one point that number was over forty-thousand. These are people whose homes are still without power, or worse. They have no home to go to. Bill Stamps visited a shelter in Northwest Houston and has this report.
September 19, 2008 4:48 pm
UH Cleans up After Ike
While trash pickup has resumed in Houston and most outlying areas, officials say it could be months before the piles and piles of debris are picked up from city streets. That is not the case at the University of Houston. Bill Stamps tells us the University is wasting no time cleaning up the campus.
September 18, 2008 5:43 pm
Galveston Woman Says Enough!
Although police say there have been few incidents of looting there's always that possibility, especially in Galveston where many homeowners were evacuated. But one woman is putting potential looters on notice. Bill Stamps has her story.
September 17, 2008 5:21 pm
No Power, No Complaint
For many Houstonians, this is now their fifth day without power. While some are getting frustrated, Bill Stamps found one man who’s taking it all in stride.
September 16, 2008 7:08 pm
Volunteers Aid National Guard At Points of Distribution
FEMA supplies are being distributed to those in need at points throughout the city by volunteers and the National Guard. Bill Stamps stopped by a POD location at the Fountain of Hope Church to talk with voulnteers.
September 10, 2008 4:43 pm
Galveston Residents Keep Eye on Storm
City officials are concerned high tides from Hurricane Ike could cause street flooding and make it hard to provide city services. Bill Stamps has more.
September 9, 2008 7:01 pm
Houston Honors its Olympians
For two weeks they gave their all in a quest for the gold. Tuesday Olympic athletes from Houston were honored at city hall. Bill Stamps has the story
September 8, 2008 4:54 pm
Congressmen Say Energy Should be Top Priority
After a five week break Congress headed back to work today. While it's not on the agenda, the issue everyone is talking about is energy—specifically oil—and whether House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will allow a vote on the Energy Bill that allows new offshore drilling. Bill Stamps tells how Houston-area lawmakers weigh in on the issue.
September 8, 2008 2:00 am
HISD Opens Petroleum Academies at Three High Schools
Those who follow the energy industry say not enough students in the United States are going into that field after graduation. This shortage has prompted the Houston Independent School District to launch three new petroleum academies at local high schools. Bill Stamps has details.
September 5, 2008 4:53 pm
Despite Cancer, Patients Still Dance
Imagine a large group of people moving their arms and shaking their hips to the beat. But it's not a disco. And these aren't people looking for a date. They're cancer patients just looking to make life better. Bill Stamps has the story.
September 4, 2008 5:47 pm
Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Treatment
Researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center are puzzled over their newest findings. They've found that fewer black women with breast cancer undergo radiation treatment than whites. Bill Stamps has details.
September 3, 2008 5:17 pm
Hurricane Shelter Stays Open
Hurricane Gustav has come and gone. And while many residents of Louisiana have returned home, some are still here in Texas, living in shelters until receiving official word that it's okay to go back. Bill Stamps has more.
September 2, 2008 5:08 pm
HPD Cracks Down On Violent Crime
This fall the Houston Police Department plans to flood high crime areas with lots of officers in an effort to crackdown on violent crime. By focusing on a few troublesome districts, police believe they can lower crime in the entire city. Bill Stamps has more.
August 27, 2008 6:24 pm
DA Writes More Checks to Law Enforcement
The holiday season is still a few months away but summertime has been the season of giving for one Houston official. District Attorney Ken Magidson handed out two more large checks Wednesday. Bill Stamps followed the money trail.
August 26, 2008 5:02 pm
New Technology Could Save Lives At Intersections
Everyone knows to pull over to the right for emergency vehicles. But some fire trucks are capable of controlling signal lights before they ever reach the intersection. Harris County is now in the process of installing a new GPS system that should make emergency traffic even safer. Bill Stamps tells us how it works.
August 25, 2008 6:19 pm
Attorney General Settles With Houston Manufacturing Company
A Houston-based chemical manufacturer has agreed to pay more than seven million dollars in penalties for violating environmental laws. Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott announced the settlement today. Bill Stamps has details.
August 22, 2008 5:51 pm
Judge Dismisses Metro Lawsuit
A State Judge has given Metro the green light to go ahead with plans to construct light rail along Richmond Avenue. Bill Stamps reports how the judge has dismissed a lawsuit that could have brought the project to a screeching halt.
August 21, 2008 4:48 pm
Lawmakers Want More Money for Financial Aid Program
With college tuition continually rising, state lawmakers have a dilemma. They want to provide more financial aid for the middle class, but doing so could mean less aid for low income and minority families trying to put their kids through college. Bill Stamps has more.
August 20, 2008 5:37 pm
University Plans Name Change
The University of Houston Downtown could soon have a new name. It seems many people mistakenly think the institution is a branch campus. School officials believe new name would reduce the confusion. Bill Stamps has more.
August 19, 2008 4:24 pm
Power Companies Announce Summer Programs
One week after accusing electricity providers of disconnecting power to the poor and elderly, a Houston politician is now praising their efforts. Bill Stamps tells us why.
August 18, 2008 5:40 pm
Energy Panel Gives Bleak Prognosis
It's a debate that just won't go away. How do we solve America's energy crisis? Some of the top minds in the energy field met in Houston today to give their assessment of the situation. Bill Stamps has more.
August 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Big Crowds Expected for Tax-Free Weekend
Christmas is still months away, but it may look and feel like the holiday at local stores and retail outlets this weekend. That's because large crowds of shoppers are expected to take advantage of the tax-free holiday. Bill Stamps hit the stores for this report.
August 14, 2008 4:50 pm
New ID Card Needed for Port Workers
It's been nearly seven years since the terrorist attacks on 911. And there have been no reported incidents of terrorism on American soil since. Still the government continues to tighten up areas it feels could be targets, including the Port of Houston. Bill Stamps has more.
August 13, 2008 4:54 pm
Comets For Sale Again
The Houston Comets Basketball team has eight games remaining on this season's schedule. They could also be the final games ever for the Houston franchise. The teams is officially up for sale, and there's not much time to find a new owner. Bill Stamps has more.
August 12, 2008 5:50 pm
Residents Ask City to Tear Down Vacant Building
Angry residents and business owners from northwest Houston packed the Houston City Council meeting this afternoon. They're trying to pressure the council to tear down some run down building they say are ruining the neighborhood. Bill Stamps has more.
August 11, 2008 6:11 pm
High Electric Rates Impacting the Poor and Elderly
High gas prices aren't the only thing hurting many Houston residents this summer. One state lawmaker says soaring electric rates are having a devastating impact on the poor and elderly. Many are finding themselves with no way to stay cool. Bill Stamps has more.
August 11, 2008 6:00 am
To Drill, or Not To Drill?
Democrats and Republicans continue to spar over what's the best way to bring down gas prices, and reduce our dependency in foreign oil. An issue is whether to drill for oil in parts of the country that are currently off limits, or look for other renewable sources of fuel. Bill Stamps has both sides of this debate.
August 7, 2008 5:00 pm
EPA Says No To Governor Perry
As part of last year's energy bill, the Environmental Protection Agency wants nine-billion gallons of ethanol blended with gasoline in the next year. Texas Governor Rick Perry asked the EPA if it could cut that number in half, saying demand for ethanol is hurting some farmers and driving up food prices. Today the EPA gave its answer. Bill Stamps reports.
August 6, 2008 5:45 pm
Bad Schools Hurting Development in North Houston
A Houston City Councilman says he's fed up. Council Member Jarvis Johnson — whose district runs through northeast Houston — says there's lot of land waiting to be developed. But it's not happening. Bill Stamps tells us why.
August 5, 2008 5:57 pm
Tropical Dud or Too Much Storm Hype?
Tropical Storm Edouard didn't live up to its name, but did make for an interesting day for some Houston residents. Bill Stamps brings more storm coverage.