March 26, 2013 4:44 pm
Royce White's Openness With Mental Illness Is Blessing To Some, Curse To Others
The mental illness of pro basketball player Royce White has been much discussed since he was drafted by the Houston Rockets last year. White was initially assigned to a minor league team but has continued to stir the conversation about his mental health here in Houston, most recently for leaving that team.
March 25, 2013 4:26 pm
Bayou City Art Festival Draws Connoisseurs To Memorial Park
This past weekend was the Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park. It was the 42nd year for the twice yearly festival, which attracts artists from all over the country and beyond. The event is characteristic for Houston's art culture.
March 21, 2013 5:45 pm
Injured Officer's Gratitude Unwavering 20 Years Later
Those who have lived in Houston for at least 20 years will remember what happened this week in 1993. The story of a Houston police officer who was shot several times at a police station made national news. Today, former officer Danny Vaughan is still on the road to recovery.
March 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Rise Of Religiously Unaffiliated Mirrored In Harris County
More and more Americans are not affiliated with a religious denomination. That is true not only nationwide but also here in Houston.
March 18, 2013 4:13 pm
Green Pollen Ring In Houston Allergy Season
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, many cars were covered in green this weekend. But for many Houstonians that's not a reason to celebrate.
March 15, 2013 5:22 pm
Today Medical Students Are Matched With Residency Programs
Today was Match Day for fourth-year medical students all over the country including here in Houston. That means students found out where they will complete their residencies.
March 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Iranian Brothers' Street Art Makes Them Political Refugees
Two street artists from Iran are on a tour exhibiting their art. Today they are in Houston at a gallery in the East End. Their choice of art brought them political asylum in the U.S.
March 13, 2013 5:40 pm
New Pope Francis The Right Choice To Many Here In Houston
The news of the election of the new pope affects many here in the Houston area, home to many Catholics. After the announcement, representatives of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston pledged their support for the new pope.
March 12, 2013 4:10 pm
Former Texan Donates 5 Police Cars — Again
For the second time in less than two years, one former Houston Texan has made a major donation to the Houston Police Department. The defensive end's goodwill stems from a love for law enforcement.
March 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Quantity Is Key When Following Mediterranean Diet In Houston
A recent study reinforced what many already know: Mediterranean food is good for you. That should be good news for health-conscious Houstonians, since Houston has an abundance of different ethnic cuisines. But does Mediterranean food here have the same health benefits as the food in Mediterranean countries?
March 8, 2013 4:30 pm
Last Year Saw High Job Growth In Texas, Houston
Texas created almost 311,000 jobs from January 2012 to January this year. Houston also got a good boost in job numbers.
March 8, 2013 10:30 am
Venezuelan Expats Weigh In On Chavez's Death
The controversial leader's death affects many here in the Houston area, where a high number of Venezuelan expatriates and immigrants live.
March 6, 2013 11:26 am
Van Tour To Brothels Aims To Raise Awareness
In a city where human trafficking and prostitution are prevalent, several organizations have made it their mission to expose these illegal activities and help their victims. One group organized a tour with the goal to raise awareness about prostitution in Houston.
March 1, 2013 3:30 pm
Study Finds High Rate Of Severe Harm To Patients Due To Misdiagnosis
A study published this week suggests that thousands of primary care diagnoses are missed each year. The six authors, four of which are based in Houston, say most misdiagnoses result in severe harm to patients.
February 27, 2013 3:00 pm
City Hall Farmers Market Caters To Downtown Working Population
It's almost spring time and that means fresh produce for downtown as the City Hall Farmers Market opens. After the market at Discovery Green shut down about a year and a half ago, the city hall market has been downtown's only place for fresh fruit and vegetables.
February 25, 2013 3:24 pm
Metro Reopens Main Street Bridge
Houston Metro has reached another milestone for its light rail expansion project. Today the Main Street bridge by the University of Houston-Downtown was reopened for traffic.
February 22, 2013 5:10 pm
Houston Rodeo's Barbecue Contest Attracts More Than Just Invited Guests
While most people probably think of cattle and country stars when they think about the Houston Rodeo, quite a number of visitors come for a different reason: barbecue. Attendance for the three-day World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest has risen every year.
February 21, 2013 4:53 pm
Will Rick Scott's Reversal On Medicaid Expansion Influence Perry?
After Florida Governor Rick Scott has reversed his decision of not supporting a Medicaid expansion in his state as part of the Affordable Care Act, some wonder if Texas Governor Rick Perry will eventually change his resistance to the expansion here.
February 20, 2013 3:11 pm
Sen. Cornyn Announces Bill To Target Human Trafficking
Sen. John Cornyn was in Houston today to announce a new bill to combat human trafficking. Cornyn made the announcement after learning about a Houston court for victims of human trafficking.
February 19, 2013 6:16 pm
City Kicks Off 81st Houston Rodeo, Announces 'Go Texan Day'
It's that time of year again: The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo begins next Monday. Today, Houston Mayor Annise Parker and rodeo officials kicked off the annual event in front of City Hall.
February 18, 2013 2:59 pm
New Virus Found In Middle East Travelers Poses Questions For Health Experts
A new virus has infected at least 12 people worldwide. What most of those infected have in common is that they lived or traveled to the Middle East — a common destination for some Houstonians. But so far, little is known about the virus.
February 15, 2013 4:16 pm
Great Texas Warrant Round-Up Targets Those With Unpaid Tickets
Law enforcement agencies throughout Texas are getting ready for their annual "Great Texas Warrant Round-Up." Starting on March 2, officers will actively seek and arrest those with outstanding warrants.
February 14, 2013 3:38 pm
Basketball Legends Give Out Books, Financial Tips To Houston Students
With the All-Star Game in Houston this weekend, the focus of the NBA is on Clutch City these days. Today the league's initiative "NBA Cares" centered on two Houston elementary schools. The event was all about reading, fitness — and banking.
February 13, 2013 3:07 pm
NBA All-Star Game Puts Houston In Spotlight
This weekend is NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston. That means international exposure and an influx of visitors to the city. The impact can already be felt.
February 12, 2013 3:34 pm
Nonprofits Take Aim At Schools To Tackle Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is an ever-growing concern in the United States and even more so in Houston. One way to tackle the problem is to get students moving in the classroom.
February 11, 2013 9:32 am
Houston METRO Conductor Beautifies City's Walls
A ride on Houston's METRORail can be an artistic experience. Many METRO passengers wouldn't guess it — but they may be driven by a Houston artist whose paintings can be found all over the city.
February 6, 2013 4:22 pm
Postal Service To Drop Saturday Mail Delivery
The U.S. Postal Service has announced that it will cancel Saturday mail deliveries starting in the summer. The change is expected to save the Postal Service $2 billion each year. Houston post offices will benefit as well.
February 5, 2013 3:40 pm
Houston's Asian Population Ready To Celebrate New Year
As the Chinese year of the dragon comes to an end, Houston's Asian community is getting ready for a host of celebrations for the Lunar New Year.
February 4, 2013 4:07 pm
Houston Taxi Drivers Prepare For NBA All-Star Weekend
The NBA All-Star Game is less than a week away and thousands of visitors are expected to come to Houston for the event. To make sure fans get a warm welcome, the greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau is educating those who are often a tourist’s first point of contact: taxi drivers.
February 1, 2013 4:28 pm
HISD To Provide Laptops For Most Students
Houston students may soon get laptops for in-class and at-home use. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier outlined that plan at the "State of the Schools" address Friday.