December 10, 2012 10:01 am
Warning About Holiday Charity Scams
Lots of people like to donate to charities this time of year, but consumer advocates warn there are some individuals who want to take advantage of that goodwill. They say you need to ask questions if someone calls asking for a donation, even if they sound legitimate.
December 6, 2012 3:35 pm
Unique Program Helps Students With Neurological Differences
A group of students dealing with autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries, and other challenges are learning how to make their way in the business world.
December 4, 2012 3:56 pm
METRO Chief Looks At Future Of Houston Transit
METRO's CEO told members of the Greater Houston Partnership the transit organization is much improved over what it was a few years ago. The occasion was the annual "State of METRO" address.
December 3, 2012 1:43 pm
Galveston Emergency Management Official Discusses Hurricane Sandy Recovery
Galveston County's Emergency Management Coordinator will be in Washington Tuesday to testify before a House committee looking into FEMA's response to Hurricane Sandy in New York and New Jersey.
November 30, 2012 10:00 am
Metro Opens its New I-45 North HOT Lanes, and the Washburn Tunnel Gets Improved Security Cameras
Metro is opening the latest in a series of HOT lanes, designed to provide a faster ride for freeway commuters willing to pay a toll. And some drivers in east Harris County will have to find another route this weekend as the Washburn Tunnel closes for work.
November 29, 2012 4:05 pm
Holidays Bring Risk Of Home Fires
Houston officials say the holidays bring a high risk of fire, and they're warning everyone to be careful as they decorate and warm their homes.
November 28, 2012 2:54 pm
Experts Have Tips On Preventing Fog-Related Accidents
DPS is still investigating last week's massive pile-up on foggy I-10 near Beaumont. Troopers say close to 100 vehicles were involved in 14 separate crashes in the eastbound lanes. Two people were killed and dozens other hurt. But there are things drivers can do to protect themselves as fog becomes more of a hazard during the winter months.
November 27, 2012 4:03 pm
Houston METRO Offers New Option For Getting Around
METRO has now opened new HOT lanes on I-45 North, allowing single drivers to use the HOV lanes for a fee during peak periods. It's part of a plan to get traffic off the freeway main lanes by giving drivers more options.
November 26, 2012 3:10 pm
Washburn Tunnel Will Be Closed Over The Next Two Weekend
Drivers in east Harris County are advised that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed over the next two weekends while crews install new incident management cameras.
November 20, 2012 3:25 pm
Great-Grandmother Of Elias Castillo Discusses Tata Case
A Houston day care owner convicted of felony murder now faces decades in prison after a fire that left four children dead. Gail Delaughter was in the courtroom for the verdict.
November 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Jury Deliberates In Sentencing Jessica Tata
A Houston jury is still deciding the punishment for a daycare operator convicted of murder after a fatal fire. Gail Delaughter is at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse downtown.
November 13, 2012 1:27 pm
Jessica Tata Found Guilty In Deadly Day Care Fire
A Houston jury is now hearing punishment evidence in the trial of a woman found guilty of felony murder, after a fire at her home day care last year that left four toddlers dead.
November 12, 2012 9:27 am
Jury Deliberates In Jessica Tata Case
The jury is now deliberating in the case of a Houston daycare operator accused of felony murder after a fire that left 4 toddlers dead last year. From the Harris County courthouse, Gail Delaughter reports.
November 10, 2012 12:11 am
Route 88.7 Blog: Texas Looks At Passenger Rail To Get Off Highways
TxDOT is studying whether a new passenger rail line would cut down on heavy traffic in one of the state's busiest corridors.
November 8, 2012 4:30 am
New Houston Study Looks At Bus And Bike Commuting
METRO and the Houston-Galveston Area Council have launched a study on how to make it easier to get around by combining bus and bike travel. They're looking for bike and transit riders for a focus group.
November 6, 2012 9:56 pm
Harris County's Next DA: Republican Mike Anderson
Republican Mike Anderson is the projected winner of the Harris County District Attorney's race.
November 5, 2012 3:48 pm
Congresswoman Tells Harris County Voters Not To Be Intimidated
Houston congresswoman says Harris County residents need to speak up if they feel they're being kept from voting.
November 5, 2012 11:39 am
TxDOT Studies Possibility Of New Passenger Rail Service
TxDOT is launching a two-year study on whether passenger rail service would help cut down on traffic on some of the state's most congested freeways. The study will look at the possibility of a new passenger line between South Texas and Oklahoma City. State transportation officials will also consider how to pay for it.
November 1, 2012 4:05 pm
Houston High School Students Appeal To Voters To Approve Bond Issue
Students are rallying support for a $1.9 billion dollar bond issue that would rebuild and renovate 28 Houston high schools.
October 31, 2012 4:14 pm
Preview Of Harris County Attorney's Race
The Harris County Attorney hopes to hang on to his job as he faces a challenge from a former state lawmaker.
October 30, 2012 4:32 pm
Preview Of Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Race
Following the defeat of incubant Tax Assessor-Collector Don Sumners in the Republican primary, Harris County voters will now elect a new person for the job. A longtime district courts staffer is now vying for the post against a Houston city councilman.
October 29, 2012 5:05 pm
Preview Of The Harris County District Attorney's Race
A KUHF-KHOU poll shows a close race for Harris County District Attorney. Results show Republican Mike Anderson leading Democrat Lloyd Oliver 41 to 36 percent. Nineteen percent say they're still undecided. The election pits a longtime defense attorney against a career prosecutor and judge.
October 25, 2012 3:55 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Houston Airport System Gives a Lift to Aspiring Aviators, While International Traffic Soars
Houston launches a new program for teens interested in aviation careers, and the city sees a boost in the number of international flights.
October 24, 2012 4:00 pm
Houston Sponsors New Aviation Program For Teens
Houston's airport system is launching a new effort to get young people interested in aviation careers.
October 22, 2012 5:12 pm
Houston Drivers Advised Of Overnight Road Work
Drivers are advised of overnight road work on the North Loop near U.S. 290.
October 19, 2012 12:20 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Update On Houston's Latest Loop, and New Amenities for Rail Riders
Plans Move Ahead for the Grand Parkway, and a New Fleet of Light Rail Cars Starts Arriving in Houston.
October 19, 2012 9:00 am
Part Of The Katy Freeway Will Be Closed This Weekend
TxDOT is advising drivers that a portion of the Katy Freeway will be closed for construction this weekend.
October 16, 2012 4:36 pm
Plans Move Ahead For Ambitious Houston-Area Freeway Project
Construction is set to begin next spring on the latest segment of the Grand Parkway, a multi-year project to build a 170-mile loop around the Greater Houston area.
October 15, 2012 4:59 pm
New Light Rail Car Joins Metro's Fleet
The first of nineteen new light rail cars will soon go into service on the Main Street line. Metro says the new cars will help the system accommodate more riders, and also new features.
October 15, 2012 10:59 am
Route 88.7 Blog: Plans, Grants, and Automobiles
News and updates on plans for I-45 North, non-traditional transportation grants, and a warning for heights drivers.