June 3, 2011 9:53 pm
Houston Rockets Name New Head Coach
The Houston Rockets have officially announced their new head coach. The Rockets have missed the playoffs the past two seasons, but hall of famer Kevin McHale says he sees a lot of potential and is anxious to get back into competition. Gail Delaughter reports.
May 30, 2011 8:49 pm
Nature Trail Developed for Visually Impaired
The visually impaired will soon have a new way to experience Houston's natural environment. Crews at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center are wrapping up work on the Palmetto Multisensory Trail. The trail gives visitors with limited or no eyesight the chance to learn about nature in a hands-on way. Gail Delaughter reports.
May 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Citizens Asked to Report Copper Thefts
Following an attempted theft at a Houston park, officials are asking citizens to be on guard against copper thieves. Gail Delaughter reports.
May 23, 2011 7:18 am
HISD Summer Programs
As the regular school year draws to a close, many Houston students are now preparing for summer school. HISD is offering classes on most of its campuses. Those programs are for students who are falling behind in their classes, as well as kids seeking academic enrichment. Gail Delaughter has details.
May 16, 2011 11:43 pm
Houston Astros are Getting a New Owner
The Houston Astros are one step closer to having new ownership, as longtime owner Drayton McLane announces he's selling the team in a deal worth 680 million dollars. The sale comes as the Astros find themselves at the bottom of the standings — but as Gail Delaughter reports — the team's new owner promises better days ahead.
April 29, 2011 10:00 am
iFest Takes Visitors Along the Silk Road
Big crowds are expected in downtown Houston this weekend for the International Festival. "iFest" features music, food, and crafts from all over the world along with cultural exhibits and activities for kids. As Gail Delaughter reports, the annual event is also trying out a different theme.
April 25, 2011 3:38 am
Parents Face Penalties for Teen Drinking
It's time for proms, graduations, and parties as the school year draws to a close. That has many parents wondering how to handle the issue of underage drinking. While some parents may allow teens to drink in their home, legal experts say that could lead to serious penalties both civil and criminal. Gail Delaughter reports.
April 21, 2011 9:05 am
New Historical Park Celebrates the Lone Star Flag
A new historical park opens in Montgomery County on Texas Independence Day. The Lone Star monument and historical park has flags from the Texas Revolution along with a sculpture honoring those who fought. As Gail Delaughter reports — Conroe city officials hope the park will become a major attraction for Texas history buffs.
April 13, 2011 8:36 pm
Income Tax Preparers Face New E-Filing Requirements
Tax preparation firms are busy with only days to go before the tax filing deadline. This year they're facing new rules as the IRS mandates a switch to electronic filing. Gail Delaughter reports.
April 5, 2011 9:44 pm
Houston's Only Frank Lloyd Wright House is for Sale
A local architectural landmark is now for sale. Thaxton House is the only residence in the Houston area designed by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Thaxton House went through many changes over the years that significantly altered its distinctive look. But as Gail Delaughter reports — it now looks much as it did when it was first built in a Houston suburb.
March 21, 2011 3:40 am
County Agents Change With The Times
The county agricultural agents of the Texas A&M extension service have been a longtime fixture in rural areas, but they're now playing an active role in cities.
As the extension service prepares to move into its second century, county agents are gearing their programs toward the needs of urban areas. They're teaching people how to live healthy, manage their money, and take better care of the environment. Gail Delaughter reports.
March 17, 2011 9:05 pm
Houston Honors its Irish Heritage
Houston is honoring its Irish heritage this St Patrick's Day. As Gail Delaughter reports, Irish-Americans have played a big role in the city's development.
March 4, 2011 9:23 pm
Researchers 'Think Small' at UH Lab
The University of Houston hopes to create more public-private partnerships through a state-of-the-art facility that develops new technology on a very small scale. Gail Delaughter has more.
February 18, 2011 10:09 pm
Volunteer Lawyers Offer Help to Veterans
The Houston Bar Association is reaching out to veterans. Local attorneys are providing services free-of-charge to vets who are struggling to get benefits, along with those hoping to resolve family law issues. Gail Delaughter has details.
February 17, 2011 9:03 pm
Changes Promised at Hogg Middle School
A new principal vows to turn things around at Hogg Middle School. As Gail Delaughter reports, administrators are responding to complaints from parents who say Hogg isn't up to the same standards as other schools in the Heights.
February 7, 2011 6:27 am
Texans Get Stronger Warnings about Wildfires
The red flag warnings issued during the Texas wildfire season could take on new urgency as forecasters learn to pinpoint weather conditions that lead to dangerous wildfire outbreaks.
As Gail Delaughter reports, some people will get the same strong warnings as they get before a major hurricane. If you don't evacuate, your life could be in serious danger.
February 2, 2011 9:15 am
High-Tech Challenges Confront Egypt
The Egyptian people are trying to finding creative ways to communicate as authorities shut down the internet to silence anti-government protesters. They using dial-up modems, fax machines, and ham radios to get their message out to the world. A Houston professor who closely watches Egyptian politics says the country embraced internet technology early on, but it wasn't about creating a more democratic society. Gail Delaughter reports.
January 17, 2011 5:49 am
Houston Preschoolers Learn Dr. King's Lessons
Schools all over Houston have been holding special activities to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and his legacy of tolerance and nonviolence. But how do you teach those lessons to younger students? Gail Delaughter visited an HISD early learning center that's named after King.
January 3, 2011 8:33 pm
Houston's Rothko Chapel Celebrates Anniversary
One of the most well-known spots in Houston's museum district is marking a milestone. The Rothko Chapel is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, as it provides visitors from all over the world with a quiet place for spiritual reflection and artistic appreciation. The story from Gail Delaughter.
December 27, 2010 10:34 am
Employees Faced With Ethical Dilemmas in This Economy
In a tight jobs market some employees may find themselves in a tough ethical situation, as they consider reporting suspected workplace violations. Workers may be afraid to say anything because they're afraid of getting fired. But legal avenues are available to people who suspect wrongdoing — as Gail Delaughter reports.
December 20, 2010 6:07 am
Study Ties Status to Leadership Characteristics
A new Rice University study focuses on leadership, and whether the way people perceive their leaders affects their willingness to contribute to the common good. As Gail Delaughter reports, it's all about status.
November 22, 2010 7:36 am
Putting Students on the Path To Language Success
A Houston teacher honored for her work in educating bilingual students says building strong language skills is only part of her job. Gail Delaughter reports.
November 8, 2010 6:22 am
School Launches New Three-Year Degree
Some Texas university students can get their degrees a little quicker under a new program designed to save them thousands of dollars in tuition and expenses. The state could also save money, as KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.
November 3, 2010 4:50 am
Harris County Judge Wins Another Term
Harris County's top elected official easily wins another term. KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.
October 25, 2010 6:54 am
Halloween Isn't Just for Kids Anymore
While kids are anticipating this weekend's Halloween treats, moms and dads are also getting in on the action. Gail Delaughter visited a local costume shop that's outfitting grownups for frights and fun.
October 12, 2010 8:57 pm
Houston Organization Helps Settle Disputes
A local organization dedicated to settling disputes is celebrating an anniversary. As Gail Delaughter reports — the group's goal is to save both time and money for people considering lawsuits.
October 8, 2010 8:48 pm
HISD Seeks Input On Magnet Schools
HISD is looking for input from parents on how to improve its popular magnet programs. Gail Delaughter reports.
October 7, 2010 8:40 pm
Officials Streamline Operations at Houston Municipal Courts
Under a new city ordinance Houston Municipal Courts is combining departments — a move officials hope will save time and money. Gail Delaughter reports.
September 27, 2010 6:06 am
Habitat for Humanity Unveils Solar House
Houstonians this weekend can get a look at a new home that's designed not only to save energy, but also to help a working family build a better financial future. Gail Delaughter reports.
September 15, 2010 9:59 pm
Officials Stress Importance of Jury Service
It's jury appreciation week in Harris County, as officials work to educate the public on the importance of showing up for jury service. As Gail Delaughter reports — the county hopes to make the process easier for the thousands of prospective jurors called every week.