January 28, 2013 3:27 pm
Report Examines The Effects Of Texas Public Education Cuts
Texas lawmakers are hearing how public schools are coping with the $5.4 billion dollar state budget cut during the last legislative session. Comprehensive information on how the cuts affected school districts and the impact on students was lacking — until now.
January 24, 2013 6:48 pm
Voters Head To The Polls In A Special Election That May End In A Runoff
There are only 31 state Senate seats in Texas, and one in the Houston area is up for grabs on Saturday. Voters will cast ballots in a special election to fill the seat of state Senator Mario Gallegos, who died last year. KUHF’s Pat Hernandez talked to the three leading candidates in the race to become the next state Senator, District 6.
January 22, 2013 8:11 pm
Argument Results In Lone Star College Shooting; Three Are Shot
Classes resume this morning at Lone Star College in North Harris County. But the investigation continues into a shooting yesterday that left three people injured.
January 21, 2013 4:22 pm
Houston Honors Dr. Martin Luther King With Two Parades
Houstonians honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, JR with two parades. Thousands lined the streets around Minute Maid Park downtown for the original celebration marking the birthday of the civil rights leader.
January 18, 2013 6:04 pm
Survey Being Taken On Downtown Retail Shopping Needs And Habits
It's a simple survey, but an organization that promotes Downtown Houston business hopes 20 questions will help them pinpoint how to attract more retailers to the area. The move comes after the loss later this year of a longtime downtown department store.
January 18, 2013 9:21 am
Sen. Cornyn And Cruz Hear How Texas Counties Opt Out Of Social Security
Experts say social security faces the real threat of going broke because of longer life expectancy, a large Baby Boomer population entering retirement age and inflation. Texas Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz heard an alternative to the government's plan that's been successful for over 30 years.
January 16, 2013 3:57 pm
Ten Year Old Cold Case Solved With Help Of DNA
Cherita Thurman was found tied and badly beaten in her north Houston apartment ten years ago. Now, Harris County authorities have announced another cold case murder has been solved.
January 15, 2013 4:18 pm
After Military Suicides Hit Record High In 2012, Houston VA Promotes Prevention
Pentagon figures show suicides in the military rose to a new record last year, even as the war in the Middle East winds down. While the services recognize the stress associated with returning soldiers, the Houston VA Hospital is working to counter this chronic problem.
January 14, 2013 5:19 pm
Flu Epidemic Affecting the Majority of the Country
The flu season has arrived early and with a vengeance, as the epidemic is said to be active in all but three states nationwide. Houston area health clinics have been busy vaccinating people and assisted living facilities are making sure their clients are not exposed to the virus.
January 11, 2013 4:39 pm
Weather A Big Concern For Runners Competing In The Houston Marathon
The annual Chevron Houston Marathon will take place on Sunday, with some of the world's best runners lining up. The big question on the minds of everybody is the weather.
January 10, 2013 2:53 pm
Suspect Uriel Landeros Arrested Yesterday; Meanwhile Damaged Picasso Painting Still Being Repaired
The attorney representing the man charged with vandalizing a Picasso painting at the Menil last summer could find it difficult to defend him when he returns to Houston, possibly tomorrow. It seems the suspect has already confessed to the crime.
January 9, 2013 4:15 pm
Texas Republican Leaders Chart The Course For The Legislative Session
Texas Governor Rick Perry says a booming economy and a state revenue windfall should allow lawmakers to cut taxes. He joined lt. Governor David Dewhurst and House Speaker Joe Strauss in laying out their plans for the new legislative session that is getting underway this week.
January 8, 2013 4:30 pm
Janiece Longoria Is First Woman To Chair The Houston Port Authority
The Port of Houston Authority has a new leader. Former Port Commissioner Janiece Longoria is the first woman named to the post.
January 7, 2013 4:12 pm
Comptroller Combs Estimates State Revenue Is Up
The 83rd Texas legislature gets underway this morning, and it sounds like lawmakers will have quite a bit more money to work with than they did in the last session. The state's top accountant, Susan Combs, says revenues are up, which likely means a healthy budget surplus.
January 7, 2013 4:00 am
Legislative Issues Could Last Longer Than Regular Session
Texas lawmakers get ready to meet in Austin tomorrow for the start of the 83rd legislative session. They'll be tackling some highly contested issues. Lawmakers anticipate they'll be at the state capitol longer than they'd like.
January 3, 2013 4:37 pm
Macy's To Relocate To Remain In Downtown Houston
The new year marks a change in downtown department store shopping, as Macy's announced it will close its doors in early spring. It is one of six stores the Cincinnati-based retailer will close this year. While Macy's shops for a new downtown location, preservationists are disappointed the structure will be demolished.
January 2, 2013 4:13 pm
Houston Legislators Comment On Fiscal Cliff Bill
Not every GOP lawmaker was happy about the "fiscal cliff" compromise, including a Sugar Land Republican who thought it was a bad deal. Meanwhile, a local Democrat says the deal had to get done. But what will the legislation mean down the road?
December 31, 2012 3:30 pm
What Happens To The Family When A Service Member Is Deployed?
Military deployment can have a profound effect on families, especially children. Researchers want to examine how they have coped, and with the goal of providing help to those finding it hard to adjust.
December 26, 2012 1:18 pm
Texas Moves To 40th Place In 2012 America's Health Rankings
There is good and bad news for Texas in the annual study done by America's Health Rankings.
December 21, 2012 3:43 pm
Houston Firefighters Show That Christmas Is For Giving
Many families who couldn't afford to buy toys for their children found a reason to celebrate. They were able to pick up toys at an annual event hosted by the Houston Fire Department.
December 20, 2012 3:57 pm
Fireworks Go On Sale With No Restrictions
Recent rains in the area have saturated the ground enough that there is no ban on certain types of aerial fireworks, which are all now on sale. Operators anticipate brisk sales for Christmas and New Year's.
December 19, 2012 3:39 pm
Lawmakers Suggest Education Reform Measures For Schools In Texas
Texas lawmakers unveiled a package of education reforms that includes an effort to help some public school students attend private schools. The announcement was made inside a Catholic elementary school in Austin.
December 18, 2012 4:16 pm
Col. Kennedy's Appointment To Port Commission Unanimous
In a unanimous vote, Harris County Commissioners appointed retired Army Colonel John D. Kennedy to the Port of Houston Authority Commission to fill the vacancy left by Elyse Lanier.
December 17, 2012 3:30 pm
HISD Reflects After Connecticut School Shooting And Plans Forward
As teachers and parents here in Houston struggle with how to talk to their children about the school shooting tragedy last week, the state's largest district says its safety plans are always being reviewed. The Houston Independent School District says it practices its crisis plan on a nearly weekly basis.
December 14, 2012 3:33 pm
Parker: Houston Gets Largest Donation Of Produce In The World
Just in time for Christmas, produce growers, distributors, shippers and retailers combine their resources to make the largest donation ever of fresh produce for hunger relief in Houston.
December 13, 2012 3:19 pm
National Recognition For The Way Kelsey-Seybold Treats Patients
A Houston based medical group is the first in the country to get a coveted seal of approval, from a group that's trying to change the focus of health care across the nation. Kelsey-Seybold Clinic is now an accredited accountable care organization", part of a pledge to focus on patient care, not profits.
December 12, 2012 9:19 pm
Nonprofit Uses Bikes To Encourage Literacy In Low Income Schools
Volunteers have been busy all week assembling bicycles for thousands of school children who learn to read. It's part of a local nonprofit's mission to provide free bikes and helmets to children from low-income communities who earned them by doing well in school.
December 11, 2012 5:05 pm
How Should Houston Control Runaway Pensions?
Firefighter pensions were the topic of discussion by members of Houston City Council's budget and Fiscal Affairs committee. It wants local control over how the pension is managed.
December 10, 2012 4:22 pm
Protesters Want Congressman Olson To Support Tax Cuts For Middle Class
As the pressure to solve the fiscal cliff builds, Republican Congressman Pete Olson's Sugar Land office was the scene of a protest. The protesters want Olson to commit to extend the middle-class tax cuts.
December 7, 2012 3:21 pm
UH Robertson Stadium Demolition Starts Monday
Major demolition of Robertson Stadium on the UH campus will begin on Monday. The 70 year old structure is being torn down for a new state-of-the-art facility.