March 2, 2012 6:17 am
Brazilian Blowout Admits Product Contains Carcinogen
The safety of the hair straightening product Brazilian Blowout has been fairly controversial. Many organizations have been claiming for some time that it contains dangerously high levels of a known carcinogen. And now it seems Brazilian blowout has been forced to admit that's true.
February 29, 2012 9:53 pm
Safe House Hopes To Reduce Trafficking Problem In Houston
Houston is one of the country's largest hubs for human trafficking, with the average victim just 12 years old. While a 2010 state law prevents children under 14 from being charged with prostitution, a legal gap remains for kids between 14 and 17. This gap means that after being picked up by police, many teens are left with nowhere to go next. A new safe house in Houston is hoping to be that next step.
February 22, 2012 4:25 pm
The Heart Of Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo
The country's biggest rodeo kicks off this week at Reliant Stadium. An event that began in 1932 as a small livestock show has now become a huge farming and country music extravaganza. Something which takes a lot of organization is done by only 95 paid staff and nearly 26,000 volunteers.
February 16, 2012 10:23 pm
A New Way To Watch Your Teen In Their Car, Good Parenting Or Overprotecting?
Nearly 1,000 16-year-old's die every year from fatal car crashes. In fact, at age 16 kids are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than any other age group. One organization is working to lower that number by allowing parents to track their teens driving habits — but is this going one step too far?
February 14, 2012 10:03 pm
More AP Courses In HISD Helps Lead Students Toward College
Houston Independent School District announced today that students are excelling in their pre-college SATs and advanced placement courses. The numbers have tripled for students taking these courses and many are getting top grades.
February 13, 2012 10:00 am
Houston Fast Becoming A Hot Spot For Helping VAs
Over 22,000 war veterans call Houston home, the second largest vet population in the United States. And the largest number of post 9/11 vets. So as local soldiers return in their droves from Iraq and Afghanistan, Houston veterans' programs are making sure their sometimes difficult re-entry into civilian life goes as smoothly as possible.
February 7, 2012 8:33 pm
What to do with Washington Avenue? You decide.
Houston's East End is busy transforming itself into a more accessible and livable area. Hot on its heels is the Washington Avenue Corridor near downtown. Local planners hope to have a design in place by September and they want to hear what you think it should look like.
February 6, 2012 10:00 am
Recycling Program Sizes Up City For Larger Bins
Back in 2008, Houston was recycling about 17 percent of its waste compared to 69 percent for New York. However things are turning around, thanks to a 5 year free pilot recycling program that involves large green bins.
February 1, 2012 8:05 pm
HISD Gets A Positive Bump For Breakfast Program
The Houston Independent School District has a reason to celebrate this week. A new report on school breakfast programs ranks HISD high.
January 31, 2012 11:03 pm
Exhibit Showcases Ten Years of What Will Shape Houston
The face of Houston as a city is ever changing. Houston once as a port town, a space center, and now more increasingly home to the petroleum and medical industry. An exhibit at Houston's American Institute of Architecture is trying to predict where we go next.
January 27, 2012 8:52 pm
A Helping Tax Hand For The Ex-Pat
It's that time of year that we all love to hate, filing tax returns. Laws change every year and even if you're an American citizen it can seem complicated. If you've just moved to Houston from another country you're probably completely lost.
January 19, 2012 9:30 pm
GOP Primary Fallout: What's Next as Perry Returns to Texas?
Governor Rick Perry bowed out of the GOP Primary Race before voting in South Carolina even began. Edel Howlin spoke to local pundits about what’s next for our Governor James Richard 'Rick' Perry.
January 18, 2012 9:22 pm
Oldest School Gets a Good Old Boost
A school in Houston's' Fourth Ward near downtown has been given a new lease of life, and officials hope an influx of students will follow.
January 16, 2012 10:13 pm
Mobile Munchies Making A Mark
The food truck phenomenon has taken hold in cities like Los Angeles and Austin with people regularly chasing down their favorite eatery via social media. Now Houston is really beginning to muscle in on the action.
January 10, 2012 10:20 pm
Drivers Pay The Price After Downpour
In Houston, when it not only rains but it pours, someone has to pay the price. Worst hit though was the lowly trusty automobile.
August 31, 2011 10:48 pm
Texas Highways Get A Little Pep In Their Step
Traveling Texas roads at nighttime might get you home a little bit faster. The state has been behind the times when it comes to speed limits, but that's all about to change as of today.
August 30, 2011 9:35 pm
Houston Is On The Way to Becoming A More Walkable Urban Destination
A common complaint in Houston is not being able to walk to anywhere worth walking to. As local organizations start the early stages of development for Washington Avenue, this may be about to change.
August 29, 2011 10:05 pm
Not So Safe Cosmetics Law Brings About Revamp
You've heard the horror stories of formaldehyde in hair products and even baby shampoos. Now a new cosmetics law proposed by some members of Congress may change all of that. It may affect local businesses too, but in a good way.
August 29, 2011 9:29 pm
Rail Not Moving At Light Speeds For Some
METRO has stepped up the pace on its North and East End light rail lines these last few months. As today's board meeting showed for many business owners in these areas it's not fast enough. Find out what METRO is doing to please disgruntled locals.
August 26, 2011 9:02 pm
Grand Parkway Hits Another Segment E Road Block
The Grand Parkway is in the headlines for all the wrong reasons — again! This time it's because there’s a lawsuit filed against Segment E only weeks after a permit was issued giving this segment the go ahead.
August 25, 2011 8:35 pm
Study Shows Kids Walking To School Works
Houston traffic can be tough at the best of times. With kids are back to school, there are a lot more traffic jams. One local college may just have a solution to keep everyone moving.
August 22, 2011 7:19 am
Hot Houston Roads Littered with Dangerous Debris
2011 may go on record as the hottest summer Houston has ever seen. August is already on par to break record temperatures set in the 1980's. But that's not the only thing that's breaking around the city. You may have seen one or two of these on your commute today.
August 19, 2011 5:30 pm
Missouri City Finally Gets Second Park and Ride
Today Missouri City finally gets its second park and ride facility. The service doesn't officially start until Monday but it's a welcome addition to the area.
August 19, 2011 11:02 am
Houston Lacking In Transit For No Car Households
While local transit authorities focus on making Houston more commuter friendly. A recent survey shows they're not doing enough.
August 11, 2011 9:09 pm
Hospital Radio Station Brings Out The Kid In Everyone
The school year is almost upon us again. But for some families with sick children, school is not on the agenda. The hospital room becomes their classroom. To help parents and kids through this time one local hospital has a radio station. From the KUHF NewsLab Edel Howlin went to see just how much difference a little music can make.
August 10, 2011 10:09 pm
Concrete Pours On Rail For First Time In Ten Years On Houston's Southeast Side
METRO shuts one door on the North Line and opens another in Houston’s Southeast End.
August 2, 2011 9:01 pm
'Wave' Goodbye to METRO's Airport Shuttle
METRO's airport direct shuttle has struggled to make a profit since its inception in 2008 and its set to shutdown later this month. Reducing their fee from $15 dollars to $4.50 earlier this year didn't help.
July 28, 2011 9:34 pm
METRO CEO Suspended for Accessing "Adult" Websites
There was an unexpected announcement at this morning's METRO board meeting. It was something that has thrown the leadership of the city's transit authority into question.
July 27, 2011 11:10 pm
Perry Still Unsure about Role in Houston Prayer Rally
Texas Governor Rick Perry says he's still not sure what his role will be in a prayer rally at Reliant Stadium next month.
July 27, 2011 4:32 am
Houston's East End Good News Is It's Going Under
Transit development is usually welcome in a city that has been slow to adopt rail service, but never was it more welcomed than in Houston's East End. The city and METRO have finally agreed that part of the East End Light Rail will go under.