April 16, 2013 5:24 pm
Are Houston Streets Safe? 'Walkability Audit' To Determine Sidewalk Safety
Freeways have allowed exponential growth in Houston. But one group continues to push urban planners to make areas like the Museum District more walkable. AARP conducted a recent survey and found that big improvements could still be made.
April 15, 2013 4:46 pm
United Airlines Celebrates New And Improved Terminal At IAH
At four times larger than the previous facility, United Airlines' new terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport certainly qualifies as a Texas-size terminal.
April 12, 2013 5:37 pm
What Does The Future In Space Look Like? Experts Discuss At Rice University
Noted space scientists from around the country gathered at Rice University to discuss the impact of space exploration and what the future holds.
April 11, 2013 4:17 pm
HPD: Bomb Hoax Is A Serious Offense, A Terroristic Threat
There was another campus security scare today after two bomb threats emptied the University of St. Thomas campus in the Montrose area. The threats appear to be a hoax, and authorities aren't happy about it.
April 10, 2013 4:55 pm
According To The Accused, Mass Stabbing Was Premeditated
Harris County Sheriff's Department investigators are compiling information on the man accused in Tuesday's stabbing spree on the campus of Lone Star College Cy-Fair campus which left 14 people injured. Twenty-year-old Dylan Andrew Quick told them he had been planning the attack for some time.
April 8, 2013 5:03 pm
Houston Home Values In Key Areas On The Rise, But Overall Flat
Harris County property tax appraisals are either in the mail or already in the mailbox for most Houston-area homeowners. While most home values haven't gone up much this year, some have and it's mostly because of the area's robust real estate market. The housing demand in certain parts of the city is driving home prices up.
April 5, 2013 5:02 pm
Nonprofit Invests Millions In Affordable Housing For Seniors
It's about providing affordable housing for seniors on fixed incomes. A national nonprofit has pumped millions of dollars into an apartment complex facing foreclosure on the city's northwest side.
April 2, 2013 5:23 pm
8,000 Catholic Educators Convene In Houston For The First Time
Cardinal Dinardo welcomes 8,000 Catholic educators to Houston. It's the largest private education association gathering in the country.
April 1, 2013 3:54 pm
Kaufman County Murders Lead To Extra Security For Houston-Area Prosecutors
Law enforcement is beefing up security for prosecutors in Texas following the weekend killings of the Kaufman County district attorney and his wife. Their deaths came two months after an assistant district attorney was gunned down in a parking lot near his courthouse office.
April 1, 2013 5:30 am
Houston City Council Candidates Line Up For At-Large Position 3
Houston's municipal elections are eight months away and candidates are out campaigning. One political analyst says it's not too early to get the word out, especially in some races where the field is getting crowded.
March 29, 2013 4:45 pm
Governor Turns To TXDOT To Fund Air Traffic Control For 13 Airports
The Federal Aviation Administration has slashed funding for 149 control towers across the country, due to sequestration. TXDOT will step in to keep control towers open at 13 small airports, including Sugar Land Regional, when those facilities lose federal funding next month.
March 27, 2013 5:32 pm
Digging Through Public Trash Cans Could Become Legal Soon
A portion of a rummaging ordinance could be revised after a homeless veteran was ticketed for going through a trash can at a city park earlier this month, trying to find something to eat.
March 26, 2013 5:38 pm
Decisions, Decisions ... What To Do About The Houston Astrodome?
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the future of the Houston Astrodome will be initially decided by county commissioners, and if that involves money, then residents would have to approve it in a referendum.
March 25, 2013 5:28 pm
Amendment Filed To Protect Beach Property Owners
Lawmakers will discuss a proposed constitutional amendment tomorrow that deals with the boundaries of public beaches. The measure is in response to a 2010 Texas Supreme Court ruling that stated that private property rights superseded the state's claim to the property as part of the open beaches act.
March 22, 2013 6:15 pm
Super Bowl Champion Ed Reed Joins Texans
The Houston Texans have bolstered their defense with the signing of Ed Reed. The all-pro safety was formerly with the Baltimore Ravens.
March 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Study Finds Low Cost Alternative To Astrodome Demolition
During a tour of the iconic building, one of the people who could ultimately help decide its fate, argued that it's still got life left in it.
March 20, 2013 6:10 pm
Former TX Governor Asks DA to Reconsider Death Row Case
Former Texas governor Mark White has joined supporters of a Houston man on death row who contend the inmate's sentence was racially biased. He's calling on District Attorney Mike Anderson to allow a new fair sentencing hearing for the prisoner.
March 19, 2013 6:45 pm
Doctors Issue Updated Guideline For Concussions
It's estimated that more than a million athletes experience a concussion each year in the unted states. The American Academy of Neurology has released new guidelines for treating athletes with a concussion.
March 18, 2013 5:03 pm
Another Record Breaking Year At The Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo
It's officially over now, but the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo shattered records for attendance, and officials say that means more money for youth and education.
March 18, 2013 5:33 am
Houston Helps In Sending Humanitarian Relief To Syria
The ongoing violence in Syria has displaced nearly 4 million residents, forcing them out of their homes to an uncertain future. The United States is helping with humanitarian relief that's coming from all over the world.
March 14, 2013 5:17 pm
Experts Say Even A Little Alcohol Can Impair Driving
The spring months — March through May — mark the most dangerous season on Texas roadways for alcohol-related traffic accidents. That's why the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists that even "buzzed" driving is drunk driving.
March 13, 2013 5:14 pm
What Does It Take To Be A Houston Firefighter?
Some 1200 men and women hoping to become a Houston Fire fighter took the first step with the civil service exam. A top score will enable them to move on to the next phase, to eventually fill some 300 openings in the department.
March 12, 2013 4:55 pm
Harris County Seeks Proposals For Joint Inmate Processing Center
Harris County Commissioners Court approved a study for the design of a proposed law enforcement joint city-county inmate processing center that's been on the board for years.
March 11, 2013 5:42 pm
Texas Tops The List For Most Uninsured State Again
When it comes to people without health insurance, Texas tops the list for the fifth year in a row. Some are quick to pin that record on the number of undocumented immigrants living within the state borders.
March 1, 2013 4:01 pm
Houston Crime Prevention Month Focuses On Robbery Prevention, Gun And Child Safety
It's all about keeping Houston safe. The Houston Police Department launched the annual "March on Crime" initiative today. During the month of March, police officers will be reaching out to businesses and communities about crime prevention.
February 28, 2013 3:55 pm
Police Watch For Drunk Drivers Leaving Big Events In March
Area law enforcement agencies have a simple message to anyone who decides to get behind the wheel while intoxicated: Drink, Drive, Go to Jail. It's an extra effort to make sure rodeo revelers get home safely.
February 27, 2013 4:39 pm
High Court To Consider Landmark Civil Rights Law
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments this week on the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act. Justices appeared to be split on whether to uphold a key provision of the landmark civil rights law.
February 26, 2013 3:58 pm
Harris County Commissioners Agree On A New Budget
In a unanimous vote, Harris County Commissioners Court approved a new budget for the next fiscal year that begins in March.
February 25, 2013 4:37 pm
Judge Ed Emmett Delivers State Of Harris County Address
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett delivers another favorable report on the state of the county. In his annual address to government and business leaders, he says maintaining that success depends on how they plan for the future.
February 21, 2013 5:07 pm
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo set to begin
From the trail rides, the Bar-B-Que Cook-Off, and Go Texan Day, it's rodeo time in Houston. Pat Hernandez has a look at the tradition that begins on Monday and goes back 81 years.