March 7, 2011 5:24 am
After Years of Neglect, Historic Cemetery Looking Better
Hidden along a bend in White Oak Bayou just south of I-10 near downtown is a hidden piece of Houston history. For the past 136 years, Olivewood Cemetery has seen the city grow up around it, and for many of those years, has been neglected. But as Jack Williams reports, things are now starting to turn around at Houston's most historic African-American burial ground.
January 24, 2011 6:42 am
Firefighter Pension Chief Says City Should Slow Down
The Houston Firefighter's Pension says the city needs to take a deep breath as it looks for ways to pay for increasing pension benefit contributions that could peak in a few years. As Jack Williams reports, pension officials say the situation is not as bleak as the city might have you believe.
January 20, 2011 8:36 pm
Husband Says Houston Right Fit for Giffords
We're learning more about what went into the decision to move Arizona State Representative Gabrielle Giffords to a rehabilitation hospital in the Texas Medical Center. As Jack Williams reports, her husband, Mark Kelly, says Houston is the best place for Giffords and her family.
January 19, 2011 9:10 pm
Giffords To Rehabilitate In Houston
The family of Arizona State Representative Gabrielle Giffords now confirms she'll be transferred to a rehabilitation center in the Texas Medical Center later this week. Jack Williams reports.
January 18, 2011 8:47 pm
Home Sales Down Again, But Outlook is Good
Homes sales were down again in Houston last month, but the situation is getting better heading into 2011. As Jack Williams reports, sales gained momentum over the holidays at the end of a rough 2010.
January 10, 2011 10:23 pm
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January 10, 2011 8:40 pm
Analysts Say High Gas Prices Could Slow Recovery
As gas prices continue their steady march toward three dollars a gallon here in Houston, some analysts say those increases could threaten an already fragile economic recovery. As Jack Williams reports, it's a good news-bad news scenario for Houston, a city with an economy that depends on healthy oil and gas companies.
December 28, 2010 9:33 pm
Old 1910 Courthouse Restoration Near Completion
It's now 100 years old and will soon look pretty much like it did when it first opened a century ago. A project to restore the old 1910 Harris County courthouse to its former glory is almost complete. As Jack Williams reports — it's a rare renovation that's going back in time.
December 21, 2010 10:59 am
Texas Could Be Big Winner With Census
Texas could be one of the biggest winners when new census numbers are released later this morning. As Jack Williams reports, Houston will likely add another house seat and along with up to three others across the state.
December 17, 2010 9:49 pm
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December 17, 2010 6:06 am
HISD Could Consider Closing Dozens of School
The Houston School District floats an idea that could mean the closure of dozens of campuses that don't have enough students. As Jack Williams reports, although only a vague option right now, the move could save HISD millions of dollars.
December 14, 2010 8:59 pm
Local Gun Store Says It Cooperated with Feds
The attorney for a local gun store chain says his client cooperated with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms in an investigation and is now feeling the heat over guns that ended up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. As Jack Williams reports, at issue are so-called "straw purchases" and whether the store was told to sell the guns as part of a larger sting.
December 6, 2010 9:04 am
Museums in the Dome? Local Man Says Yes
An ambitious plan to turn the vacant Houston Astrodome into a museum complex doesn't have much traction yet, but the man behind the idea says he hopes that will change soon. As Jack Williams reports, the hardest part might be convincing Harris County.
November 8, 2010 10:00 pm
Commissioner Elect Says He's Ready to Prove Himself
A week after his unexpected victory over Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia, Jack Morman is still having a hard time finding the words to describe the win. It's been decades since an incumbent commissioner has lost, but as Jack Williams reports, Morman's upset is even more remarkable. With no political experience, no name recognition and very little money spent on his campaign, Morman rode a wave of anti-Democrat sentiment on Election Day.
November 5, 2010 9:59 pm
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November 3, 2010 5:29 am
Drainage Fund Proposition Barely Wins Voter Approval
After lagging in some pre-election polls, proposition one, which establishes a dedicated fund for drainage and street improvements, squeaked by last night, winning a virtual dead heat with just over 50-percent of the vote. KUHF's Jack Williams reports.
October 14, 2010 10:34 pm
Two Houston Neighborhoods Have Plans to Get Better
Two historic Houston neighborhoods are ready to launch aggressive campaigns to revitalize their communities. As Jack Williams reports, the blueprints for the future of Houston's Northside and Independence Heights neighborhoods are ambitious, with an eye on collaboration and smart growth.
October 12, 2010 10:16 pm
Perry Says Texas Is Fine; White Says Not So Fast
Just three weeks before Election Day, Governor Rick Perry used his state of the state address today here in Houston to paint a rosy picture of Texas. The governor admitted there are challenges ahead, but says Texas is ready to face them.
October 12, 2010 10:00 am
Continental Building Downtown Could Have Open Space Soon
As the merged United Airlines moves into new headquarters space in downtown Chicago this week, the old Continental headquarters building in downtown Houston faces an uncertain future. But as Jack Williams reports, the airline will still have a presence downtown for at least a few more years.
October 11, 2010 4:08 am
New Graffiti Clean-Up Contract Will Cover Entire City
A success story in the city's East End neighborhood is set to spread across Houston. After ten years of wiping-out unsightly and illegal graffiti, crews from the East End Management District will soon fight tagging on all city property. Jack Williams reports.
October 5, 2010 8:22 pm
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The government rescue last month of three of the biggest lenders to U.S. credit unions won't change anything for Houston customers. That word from the National Credit Union Administration as it tries to shore-up confidence in credit union deposits nationwide. Jack Williams reports.
September 30, 2010 8:46 pm
Local Space Contractor Set for Big Layoffs
Job layoffs at a major space shuttle contractor first announced this summer take effect today, the first real sign of the end of the shuttle program here in Houston. Jack Williams reports.
September 29, 2010 8:56 pm
Program That Tracks Illegals with Criminal Records In Place
Immigration officials say a system that notifies them if convicted criminal aliens are arrested in Texas is now in place across the entire state. Jack Williams reports.
September 28, 2010 10:06 pm
House Vote Could Stabilize NASA's Future
With time running out before a mid-term recess, a compromise deal that could save thousands of jobs at NASA and re-direct the space agency's future is on the table on Capitol Hill tomorrow. As Jack Williams reports, the House is set to approve a senate bill that would mean small victories for both the president and supporters of NASA's manned space program.
September 27, 2010 8:16 pm
Southwest-AirTran Deal Could Be Good For Houston
A leading travel expert says Southwest Airline's acquisition of AirTran Airways means good things for Houston travelers, who will now have many more options when they fly. Jack Williams reports.
September 13, 2010 9:00 am
New NASA Research Tool Could Predict Hurricane Storm Surge
NASA says a new research tool that flies high above big storms could eventually help forecasters make more accurate predictions on hurricane intensity and where dangerous storm surge could wash inland. As Jack Williams reports, "HIRAD" got its first real test a week and a half ago.
September 2, 2010 10:00 am
Research Shows Decrease In Immigrants Living in U.S.
An independent review of illegal immigration trends shows the number of undocumented immigrants in the U.S. has dropped for the first time in 20 years. Jack Williams reports.
August 23, 2010 9:10 pm
HISD Leaders Say It's A No Excuses Year
Tens of thousands of school kids are back in class this week, the start of what Houston school district officials are calling a "no excuses" year. Superintendent Terry Grier is spending some time at campuses across the city, including Milby High School in southeast Houston. Jack Williams reports.
August 16, 2010 10:00 am
Grassroots Effort To Keep Walmart Out of The Heights Grows
Walmart officials could have more information this week about a plan to build a SuperCenter near the West End neighborhood in the Heights. Residents there have been hard at work organizing against the plans over the past several weeks, an effort that now has thousands of supporters. Jack Williams reports.
July 20, 2010 10:00 am
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A Houston military veteran will receive a complete financial makeover this summer as part of a nationwide program aimed at financial responsibility. Jack Williams reports.