October 28, 2008 10:43 pm
Katy Freeway Commuters Finally Get Relief
The Katy Freeway Reconstruction Project, the largest in state history, is completed in record time. The 2.8-billion dollar project involves a 20-mile segment of the freeway from the West Loop to the Fort Bend County line in Katy. Pat Hernandez tells us the completion was marked with a ceremony that drew the governor.
October 27, 2008 11:20 pm
Fatal Fire Results in Prison Time
A Houston woman pleaded guilty to intentionally starting a 2007 fire at a mid-rise office building she worked at that killed three people. She apologized to the victims' families before she received her punishment. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 24, 2008 11:45 pm
Race for Harris County Judge Lives Up to Billing
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has his hands full with David Mincberg, the man who wants to replace him. The Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger squared off in a televised debate. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Two Non Profits Unite to End Hunger
The Houston Food Bank and End Hunger Network are merging into one organization. The union means a greater capacity to serve the hungry in greater Houston and southeast Texas.
October 22, 2008 10:38 pm
Surge in Early Voting Continues
Early voting numbers continue to be strong and Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman expects a new benchmark to be set when all is said and done. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 21, 2008 10:34 pm
GOP Challenger Wants to Reclaim DeLay's Old Seat
Re-election is no guarantee for incumbent lawmakers. In the congressional seat once held by Republican Tom Delay, Democrat Nick Lampson is fighting off a serious challenge from Pete Olson. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 20, 2008 5:01 am
Early Voting Numbers Expected to Rise
Early voting begins today in Texas and officials in Harris County predict an increase in ballots being cast before election day. One local expert says some voters might still find it difficult in making a decision that's right for them.
October 14, 2008 11:25 pm
NASA 50th Part Four
Twenty years after Russia put the first man into space, a new type of vehicle was ready for lift-off at Kennedy Space Center. Pat Hernandez says the re-usable shuttle fleet was designed for a hundred trips into space — in part four of our series on NASA's 50th Anniversary.
October 13, 2008 10:26 pm
Deadly Helicopter Crash in Montgomery County
A pilot and a television photographer died when their news helicopter crashed on its way to cover a story in Montgomery County north of Houston. Pat Hernandez has the latest.
October 9, 2008 11:38 pm
Rice Students Learn How Vulnerable Electronic Voting Really Is
With the presidential election is just weeks away, Rice University computer science students are given the chance to rig a voting machine in the classroom. The result may surprise you. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 8, 2008 6:55 pm
"Tent City" Home for Many Storm Victims in Galveston
Galveston's recovery from Hurricane Ike continues at a slow but deliberate pace. Nearly a thousand people displaced by the storm live in a "tent city" run by the Red Cross. Pat Hernandez paid a visit to the island city shelter.
October 7, 2008 6:25 pm
Constables Could Head Contract Deputy Program
Harris County Commissioners Court authorizes further study on a proposal that would transfer patrol contracts to the eight constables' offices. Pat Hernandez says the shift should eventually boost the ranks of the Sheriff's Department.
October 6, 2008 5:43 pm
Hurricane Ike Prepares Neighborhoods for National Night Out
National Night Out marks a milestone in citizen crime prevention. The annual event gets a boost thanks to Hurricane Ike. Pat Hernandez tells us the storm brought neighborhoods closer.
October 3, 2008 5:17 pm
Race for Sheriff Focuses on Inmate Deaths and Contract Deputies
Two law enforcement veterans square off in a debate for Harris County Sheriff. The incumbent says programs he started should be completed. The challenger says it's time for change. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 2, 2008 4:43 pm
Houston Police Crime Lab Ready To Leave
The Houston Police Department's crime lab is ready to shed its tainted image and move on to helping solve cases. A world renowned DNA testing company has been hired to validate changes made in the crime lab. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 1, 2008 7:17 pm
Domestic Abusers Put on Notice
October 1, 2008 6:15 pm
Houston's Top Cop: We Were Ready for Ike
The Houston Police Chief says he was pleased at how the department responded after Hurricane Ike hit the area. Number crunchers are now tabulating the cost to provide protection to the area. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 30, 2008 6:06 pm
Non-Profit Development Center for Homeless Children Prepares Them for Kindergarten
More than one thousand classrooms across the state receive Texas School Ready! certification. It means that children are being prepared for kindergarten. Among the programs being certified is SEARCH's House of Tiny Treasures. Pat Hernandez paid a visit to the non-profit center for homeless children.
September 29, 2008 9:24 pm
HISD Headmaster's Future in Question
Supporters rally around Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Abelardo Saavedra as the school board decides whether his performance warrants renewal of his contract. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 26, 2008 6:09 pm
Meyerland area Neighborhood Fed Up with No Power
Residents in one southwest side neighborhood are sick of having no electricity that they took to the streets in protest. But some of their neighbors thought the demonstration would do little to hasten their recovery. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 25, 2008 6:19 pm
Helping Kids Recover From The Storm
Of the many victims of Hurricane Ike, thousands of children are affected because their normal routine has been disrupted. Community organizations band together to help them recover. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 24, 2008 6:38 pm
Island Residents Return to Horrible Smell
Residents of Galveston Island are allowed to return more than a week after fleeing Hurricane Ike. For many, it was their first time to see the damage done. Pat Hernandez caught up with some of them.
September 23, 2008 8:27 pm
Harris County Studies Controversial Public Defenders Plan
A proposal is being considered that would establish a public defender's office in Harris County. The idea is being opposed by attorneys who say the current system works just fine. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 22, 2008 2:00 am
Christian Aid Group Provides More than Emergency Relief to Ike Victims
Faith based relief organizations deployed response groups to storm affected areas in the wake of Hurricane Ike. The groups provide something more than just immediate relief. Pat Hernandez explains.
September 18, 2008 7:03 pm
National Hurricane Boss Comes Home to See Ike Devastation
National Hurricane Center Director Bill Read completed an evaluation of Ike's impact along the U.S. coastline. He says there were similarities with a deadly storm over a hundred years ago. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 17, 2008 8:21 pm
Lawmakers Angry at Slow Power Restoration in East End
Help keeps pouring in from all over the country to help restore power to areas knocked out by Hurricane Ike. Some east side lawmakers called Centerpoint Energy to the mat for not responding to the needs of Magnolia Park. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 16, 2008 8:53 pm
Hurricane Ike's Devastation Does Not Deter Island Residents
Galveston residents are given permission to assess damage to their property on the island. Cleanup is a daunting task but optimism runs high. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 16, 2008 1:00 am
FEMA POD Sites Distribute Much-Needed Supplies
One of the bigger FEMA POD (Point Of Distribution) locations is the Bay Area Community Center in Clear Lake City. Pat Hernandez visited the location and witnessed the Effort to help the many victims of Hurricane Ike
September 10, 2008 7:30 pm
Coastal Residents Prepare for Wind and Rain from Ike
As the path of Hurricane Ike comes to focus, Brazoria County officials order a mandatory evacuation of the county. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 9, 2008 6:17 pm
East Harris County With a lot to Lose Should a Storm Hit
Regardless of where Hurricane Ike winds up, Harris County's east end is vulnerable to a storm of any kind. Pat Hernandez tells us Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia is making sure everyone is prepared for anything.