December 12, 2013 5:41 pm
Houston Area Officials: Funding Key For Future Of Transportation In Texas
Elected officials and representatives from agencies across Harris County came together today for the Greater Houston Partnership's "State of Transportation." The main concern among them is the state's growing infrastructure needs.
December 11, 2013 5:20 pm
To Find Pets A Home For The Holidays, BARC Offers Half-Off Adoptions
With two weeks until Christmas, the City of Houston's animal shelter is making an effort to find homes for its animals this weekend. But the shelter advises against giving away pets as Christmas gifts.
December 10, 2013 5:31 pm
Protesters In Houston Blame Mexican Government For Disappearance Of Thousands Of Its Citizens
Protesters gathered outside the Mexican Consulate in Houston today. They denounced the Mexican government for what they say is its involvement in the cases of thousands who have been killed or have disappeared in that country.
December 10, 2013 11:24 am
'Merry Christmas Bill' Aims To Put Christmas Back Into Schools
For a number of years now, there has been disagreement among some over the usage of "Merry Christmas" and "Happy Holidays." This year, the Texas legislature passed a bill that aims to eliminate some confusion in schools. But not everyone agrees with that approach.
December 9, 2013 10:57 am
Mock Trials Give Houston High School Students Opportunity To Practice Law
This week, students from two Houston high schools are getting an inside look into our legal system. And not just a look, they’re active participants in it.
December 5, 2013 6:08 pm
Fast Food Workers Continue Strike, Protest Outside Houston Burger Chains
On Thursday, fast food workers in cities throughout the country were striking for higher wages. Here in Houston, about 100 people protested outside Burger King and McDonald's.
December 4, 2013 4:54 pm
Why More People In Harris County Are Showing Up For Jury Duty
The percentage of citizens in Harris County who appear for jury duty has risen over the last two years. The district clerk attributes the surge to his office's public outreach campaign.
December 3, 2013 4:57 pm
Greater Houston Partnership Predicts Job Growth Back To Normal In 2014
The Greater Houston Partnership unveiled its Houston area jobs forecast for 2014. The numbers are expected to be lower than this year, but that doesn't mean bad news for the region.
December 2, 2013 5:37 pm
Harris County's Sober Court Tackles Not Just DWI But Alcoholism
Many celebrations and parties mark the holiday season every year. Unfortunately, that also means more people get behind the wheel drunk. Harris County's Sober Court aims to curb the number of drunk driving accidents, and help those with alcohol addiction.
November 28, 2013 3:00 pm
Why Small Businesses Are Looking Forward To This Saturday
Thanksgiving rings in the start of the holiday shopping season with large retailers offering great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. In the last few years, another special shopping day was added to the mix: Small Business Saturday. So how much of an impact has that day made?
November 27, 2013 6:41 pm
Captain Injured In Tragic Incident That Killed Four Firefighters Is Released From Hospital
It's been six months since a motel fire in southwest Houston killed four firefighters and injured 13. Today, the last firefighter was released from the hospital.
November 26, 2013 3:31 pm
Longfellow Elementary School Students Announce This Season's Most Popular Toys
The holiday shopping season is upon us. High time to decide what to get your children or grandchildren. To make things easier for parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, some Houston fifth graders have again conducted a survey among their peers.
November 25, 2013 4:50 pm
Fans Ask For Change As Houston Texans Lose Ninth Straight
The Houston Texans have just lost their ninth game in a row, and with a 2-9 record and five games left in the regular season, they are now one of the worst teams in the NFL. Some fans are ready for a personnel change.
November 22, 2013 5:42 pm
Astros Lawsuit Could Have Implications For Houston Sports Fans
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has filed a lawsuit alleging fraud in connection with his purchase of a share of Houston’s regional sports network. The outcome of the suit could have an impact on whether more fans will be able to watch Houston sports teams on television.
November 21, 2013 6:12 pm
What One Group Does To Solve Houston's Homeless Pet Problem
Houston has an overabundance of stray animals — many of whom are euthanized if no homes can be found for them. To solve that problem, a Houston-based organization is transporting homeless pets to places where there's high demand for them.
November 20, 2013 5:41 pm
Homeland Security Agencies Warn Holiday Shoppers of Counterfeit Products
As Thanksgiving is approaching, so is Black Friday – the day many Americans hunt for good deals. Authorities warn that if a deal seems too good to be true, it more than likely is.
November 19, 2013 4:50 pm
Houston Astros To Host Civil Rights Game
Major League Baseball has announced that the Houston Astros will host the 2014 Civil Rights Game for the first time. The event aims to promote diversity in baseball and beyond.
November 18, 2013 4:38 pm
Congresswoman Calls On Houston Community To Address Gun Violence
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Houston, is calling on law enforcement and the community to take steps to combat gun violence. It comes after a second recent house party in the Houston area ended in a fatal shooting.
November 15, 2013 3:53 pm
Phone Scam Has Relieved Fort Bend County Residents Of Thousands Of Dollars
Authorities are warning the public about a new telephone scam in Fort Bend County. It involves callers pretending to be law enforcement officers and threatening arrest.
November 14, 2013 4:12 pm
Future Theme Park Not Another AstroWorld
It’s been eight years since the AstroWorld amusement park closed. Soon, construction is slated to start on a new theme park 30 miles north of Houston. The new park is going to be quite different from AstroWorld.
November 14, 2013 10:57 am
Filipino Houstonians Help Typhoon Survivors Back In The Home Country
As typhoon survivors in the Philippines are scrambling to get back on their feet, Filipino Americans here in Houston are doing what they can to help. Some help with money, some even with their hands.
November 12, 2013 4:47 pm
DA: Initiative To Stop 'Crosby Puppy Massacres' Is Working
The Harris County District Attorney's Office has put more focus on animal cruelty after getting complaints about the so-called "Crosby Puppy Massacre" last year. Authorities announced today their initiative is working.
November 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Ted Cruz: Big Government Good For Big Business But Not The People
Ted Cruz was the speaker at the Greater Houston Partnership's "State of the Senate" luncheon for the first time. As you might expect, the controversial senator re-emphasized some of the issues he most cares about.
November 11, 2013 11:07 am
Houston Technology Center Seeks Talent At Johnson Space Center
The end of the Space Shuttle program is two years past. But many of those who lost their jobs because of it are still looking for something new. The Houston Technology Center last year opened a branch at the Johnson Space Center to lead prospective new entrepreneurs to success.
November 8, 2013 3:04 pm
Monday's Houston Veterans Day Parade To Honor, Help Out Vets
Monday is Veterans Day. Like every year, there will be a parade in downtown Houston to honor those who have served their country in the military. To address some of the needs of many veterans, there will also be a job and a health fair.
November 5, 2013 11:39 pm
Voters Approve Joint Processing Center By Razor-Thin Margin
Harris County's proposed joint inmate processing center got away with a narrow victory last night, passing by less than 500 votes.
November 4, 2013 5:07 pm
Christmas Is Coming Earlier But Americans Don't Like It
Halloween is only a few days past, but enter any mall in Houston and you're likely to see mistletoe and Christmas trees decking the halls. Many consumers aren't too happy about that.
November 1, 2013 3:32 pm
Today Is Dia De Los Muertos — And It's Not A 'Mexican Halloween'
It may be around the same time as Halloween and features skeletons and painted faces. But the Day of the Dead is not about scaring people. How do some places here in Houston celebrate Dia de los Muertos?
October 30, 2013 5:11 pm
What Does It Take To Scare Today's Youth?
For decades, Halloween has been the time for haunted houses and horror movies. But what was considered scary in the 1980s isn't necessarily frightening today. Is the idea of scariness changing?
October 29, 2013 6:12 pm
Nostalgic Houstonians Get Chance To Own Pieces Of Astrodome
The fate of the Astrodome is pending the Nov. 5 election but that of some of its contents will be decided this Saturday. Houstonians will be able to acquire pieces of what was once called the "Eighth Wonder of the World."