December 10, 2013 5:01 pm
Houston Engineer Paralyzed From Swimming Accident Thanks Ben Taub With A Donation
A Houston oil executive, who underwent successful spinal-cord surgery after a diving accident that left him paralyzed, returned to Ben Taub Hospital to thank doctors and nurses for saving his life. His gratitude included a donation.
December 9, 2013 4:48 pm
Dos And Don'ts For Office Holiday Parties
The workplace holiday party is upon us. Such events sometime result in cringe-inducing stories of morning-after regret. One expert tells us that it's just as easy to leave a good impression for the boss as it is a bad one.
December 6, 2013 4:33 pm
Houston Texans Start The Search For A New Head Coach
The Houston Texans are searching for a new head coach after owner Bob McNair announced Friday the firing of Gary Kubiak. After the team's 11th straight loss last night, some fans say it should have happened long ago.
December 5, 2013 6:47 pm
How To Keep Safe During The Holidays
‘Tis the season to be careful with holiday decorations. The Houston Fire Department is out with its annual reminder about the potential dangers with Christmas trees, electricity, candles and any emergency that might keep us out the holiday spirit.
December 4, 2013 4:25 pm
Attorney Says Sharpstown High School Principal Will Be Vindicated
The Sharpstown High School principal, who was arrested last month and charged with failure to report sex abuse in his school, appeared in court. His attorney says the administrator will be vindicated.
December 3, 2013 4:47 pm
New Astrodome Proposal Claims To Have Financial Support
Voters may have rejected a plan to refurbish the Astrodome last month, but that hasn't stopped interest in saving the iconic structure. The latest proposal, the presenter claims to have financial backing.
December 2, 2013 4:54 pm
HPD's Annual Comida Food Drive Kicks Off This Holiday Season
Houston's largest effort to collect food for the needy this holiday season will be held this week. The Houston Police Department's annual Comida Food Drive runs from Thursday through Sunday at Fiesta food marts all over Houston.
November 28, 2013 4:00 pm
With The Rise In Armored Car Hold-Ups, Companies Take Pro-Active Stance
The FBI says there has been an increase in armored truck hold-ups in the Houston area this year. Some have even resulted in shots being fired. One armored car company is fighting back.
November 27, 2013 5:55 pm
Volunteers Prepare For Houston's Annual Thanksgiving Feast Estimated To Feed 20,000
Volunteers spent all day Wednesday, preparing for the annual Thanksgiving Day Big Super Feast in downtown Houston. The event will offer more than a traditional turkey dinner.
November 26, 2013 4:29 pm
Paul Bettencourt Makes It Official, Announces Run For Senate District 7
Former Harris County tax assessor-collector Paul Bettencourt says he wants to be the next state senator from District 7. That's the seat now held by state Sen. Dan Patrick, who is in the crowded field challenging Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
November 25, 2013 4:42 pm
$30 Million Dollar Project Aims To Improve Pedestrian Mobility Throughout Houston
There's progress today in an effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths in key parts of Houston. Six new projects will close significant gaps in two major paths inside the 610 Loop. The projects are being completed with both government grants and local dollars.
November 21, 2013 5:34 pm
How The Houston Ship Channel Security District Keeps Port Free From Economic Threats
It's about protecting the Houston Ship Channel from any threat. Infrastructure and equipment funded by the Houston Ship Channel Security District were on display at the annual meeting of stakeholders at the Houston Marriott South. The district funds layers of security protection to support law enforcement along the ship channel.
November 20, 2013 5:32 pm
Kennedy Acknowledged Latinos as an Important Voting Bloc
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his visit to Houston the day before the tragic event marked a milestone for hispanics. At a symposium hosted by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies, scholars say it was the beginning of latino politics.
November 18, 2013 4:38 pm
Former Prosecutor Makes District Attorney Candidacy Official
Kim Ogg, a former prosecutor, anti-gang investigator and crime prevention leader, made it official and announced she will run for Harris County District Attorney as a Democrat. One Houston political analyst says Ogg will face a formidable challenge in Republican Devon Anderson, who was named to fill the term of her late husband, Mike Anderson.
November 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Terry Garrison Reflects On His Time As Houston Fire Chief
Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison calls Houston a great city with a great fire department and Mayor Annise Parker, one of the best bosses he ever had. But he says family comes first, and is stepping down to help care for his ailing grandson in Arizona.
November 14, 2013 4:42 pm
Will Texans' Demand For Health Insurance Outweigh Obamacare's Problems?
Texas health advocacy groups are reacting to the news that only a tiny fraction of the millions of uninsured Texans signed up for new Obamacare plans last month. The advocates blame Republicans here for their hostile rhetoric and the faulty website. The advocates think the demand for insurance is so great that more people will eventually sign up.
November 13, 2013 4:44 pm
Why You Should Think Twice About Buying Drastically Reduced Items
Shoppers this holiday season are being warned that items being sold at enormous discounts might have been shoplifted by retail crime professionals and may be unsafe to use.
November 12, 2013 10:17 pm
County Officials Say Astrodome Demolition Not A Done Deal
A measure to refurbish the Houston Astrodome may have been defeated last week, but new developments could delay any plan to demolish the iconic structure.
November 8, 2013 4:52 pm
How Secure Is The Affordable Care Act Website?
There has been a lot of debate about whether the Healthcare.gov website is vulnerable to computer hackers, after it was formally launched last month. Some experts say consumers don't need to worry.
November 7, 2013 5:28 pm
City Of Houston Announces Annual Holiday Celebration
Inside City Hall was a yuletide celebration, as Mayor Annise Parker announced the details of the annual holiday celebration and tree lighting set for early next month.
November 6, 2013 4:58 pm
After Bond Measure Defeat, Astrodome's Fate Goes To Harris County Commissioners
Now that Harris County voters have voted down a plan to give the Astrodome a $217-million dollar face-lift, local preservationists are wondering what’s next for the iconic structure.
November 5, 2013 11:40 pm
Ben Hall Concedes, But The Journey Continues
Former city attorney Ben Hall fell short in his bid to unseat incumbent Mayor Annise Parker tonight. He told supporters that his journey is not over.
November 4, 2013 10:02 pm
Larry Dierker Recalls 1999 Collapse
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was kept at a hospital in the Texas Medical Center after collapsing on the field at halftime of the team's loss to Indianapolis Sunday night at Reliant Stadium. This is the second time a Houston head coach collapsed during a game.
November 1, 2013 3:52 pm
Cruz: Texans Want Jobs And Economic Growth Back
U.S. Senator Ted Cruz got a warm welcome from the Asian Chamber of Commerce today. He talked about what he calls his two passions: job creation and how the Affordable Care Act is killing jobs.
October 31, 2013 4:42 pm
Thousands Expected At Downtown Houston's Premier Quilt Festival
It is said to be the world's largest show of its kind. The 2013 International Quilt Festival is open through Sunday at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
October 30, 2013 4:55 pm
Federal Judge's Ruling On Abortion Bill Sparks Protests At Houston's Planned Parenthood
About three dozen people staged a protest outside the Planned Parenthood location in south Houston. They spoke out against a judge's ruling that declared part of the new Texas abortion law unconstitutional.
October 29, 2013 10:58 pm
Bum Phillips Remembered In A Moving Memorial Service
Hundreds turned out to remember former Houston Oilers coach Bum Phillips in a moving tribute at Lakewood Church.
October 29, 2013 5:01 pm
Tonight Is Houston's Memorial Service For Bum Phillips
Houston will pay tribute to Bum Phillips this evening. Former players, fans and others who loved the former Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints coach will bid farewell to the iconic coach at Lakewood Church.
October 28, 2013 5:30 am
PBS Documentary Highlights Successes And Failures Of Hispanic Students In America
Hispanics are the fastest growing segment of the American population. However, they continue to lag whites in a number of key higher education measures. The dropout crisis is explored in a 2-part documentary that airs tonight on PBS.
October 24, 2013 6:17 pm
Eight Convicted Serial Bank Robbers Sentenced
A group of convicted bank robbers were sentenced for their roles in the crime spree, one that resulted in the wounding of a Harris County Sheriff's deputy.