June 20, 2012 8:40 pm
Houston Boat Show Could Be An Economic Indicator
With last summer's drought and a still recovering economy, organizers at Houston's summer boat show hope things are a bit different this year. Vendors say a lot of things to get people to buy luxury items like boats this weekend.
June 19, 2012 10:38 pm
Legal Minds Examine Winners And Losers In Clemens Trial
Now that Roger Clemens has been found not guilty of lying to Congress, the analysis of the trial and the aftermath has been non-stop and whose reputation suffered the most— Clemens? The federal government? A couple of legal minds answer that question.
June 18, 2012 10:38 pm
Recurring Theme From Water Symposium: Doing More With Less
As Houston and many parts of Texas recover from the severe drought that began two years ago, water experts say conservation is the easiest way to ensure the state has enough water for future growth.
June 15, 2012 9:34 pm
One Nonprofit's Mission Provides Water For Homeless
As extreme summer temperatures set in the area, one nonprofit is providing over 300,000 bottles of water for Houston's homeless.
June 14, 2012 10:23 pm
New Coalition Hopes To Reduce Jail Population
They're calling it an historic coalition. Amid growing public safety concerns, leading clergy, community leaders and area law enforcement announce the creation of an organization in an effort to promote justice and order in Harris County.
June 14, 2012 2:46 am
Summer Crash Course In Science With Houston Symphony
Students spending their summer learning about science got a rare opportunity to play instruments with the Houston Symphony. Musicians are getting used to performing outdoors as they prepare for the summer symphony season at Miller Outdoor Theater.
June 12, 2012 10:36 pm
Big Port of Houston Vote Is Delayed
Jim Fonteno Jr. remains on the Port of Houston Authority Commission. His future was to be decided by Harris County Commissioners, but that vote has been delayed.
June 12, 2012 1:31 am
Helping Kids Stay Active This Summer Vacation
With school out for the summer, parents want to make sure their children are safe, supervised and active in mind, body and spirit. One organization helps kids avoid the summer slide.
June 11, 2012 10:15 am
Suspended Voters Can Still Cast Ballot
Many view voter registration systems in the country as an area that needs to be improved. Federal law requires states keep up-to-date voter records.
June 8, 2012 10:32 pm
Texas Democrats Look For Momentum At Convention
Democrats are in Houston for the Texas Democratic Party State Convention . They're charged with electing a new leader and plotting a course to win more elections in the republican dominated state.
June 6, 2012 10:01 pm
Internship At Nonprofit Could Equal A Career Path
Summer is the time of year some nonprofits struggle to find reliable help. College students involved in an exclusive internship program are filling that need.
June 5, 2012 4:12 pm
Photo Exhibit Shows History Of Harris County Sheriff's Department
Every picture tells a story, and a new photo exhibit commemorates 175 years of the Harris County Sheriff's office.
May 31, 2012 10:23 pm
Congressman Green Sees Progress On Gulf Offshore Energy Tour
Two years after the nation's worst oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, drilling activity has not yet caught up with activity prior to the disaster. But one Houston lawmaker says he's encouraged with the progress toward restoring the Gulf economy.
May 31, 2012 3:12 pm
Cornyn's Bill Wants To Eliminate Rape Kit Backlog
It's a nationwide problem. Hundreds of thousands of rape-kits sit in limbo because local police don't have the proper resources to process them. It's been a problem here in Houston too, with thousands of the kits sitting on shelves in police evidence storage rooms. Legislation introduced by Texas Senator John Cornyn is designed to dramatically reduce that backlog.
May 30, 2012 3:33 pm
Primary Night At The Cruz Campaign Headquarters In Houston
Houston attorney and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz will face Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst in a runoff for the Republican race to replace retiring U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.
May 29, 2012 10:23 am
Getting Red Cross Volunteers 'Ready When The Times Comes'
The start of the 2012 hurricane season is days away and the Red Cross has been busy training hundreds of volunteers. These volunteers are critical for Red Cross to be "ready when the times comes."
May 25, 2012 11:19 am
Houston Congressman: 'One Race Jury Trial In The Chad Holley Case, Shocks The Conscious'
Houston area lawmakers angry about the acquittal of a former Houston police officer in the alleged beating of a black burglary suspect, say they'll work to change how juries are chosen in the future. The lawmakers want the Justice Department to investigate why an all-white jury decided the fate of a white defendant in a case involving a black suspect.
May 24, 2012 10:44 pm
Texas Lawmakers Warns Against Defunct Voter ID Law
As early voting ends, one Houston lawmaker claims the Texas Voter ID Law might be keeping voters away from the polls. The measure, which was ruled invalid by the Justice Department, would have required a voter to present a valid photo ID before casting a ballot.
May 24, 2012 7:37 pm
Consultant Makes Recommendations for Astrodome
Consultants have recommended a plan to turn the Astrodome into a multi-prupose facility that could host sporting events and exhibitions, while preserving the iconic structure. That's part of a multi-million dollar vision for Reliant Park.
May 22, 2012 11:19 pm
Feasibility Study On Astrodome's Future Coming Soon
A feasibility study on the future of the vacant Houston Astrodome has been completed. It will now be presented to the board of directors of the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation tomorrow. The study will eventually be forwarded to Harris County Commissioners.
May 18, 2012 11:24 pm
Protesters Arrested At DA's Office For Criminal Trespass
Several protesters were arrested for criminal trespass at the Harris County District Attorney's office. They were angry at the acquittal of a former Houston police officer in the beating of a teenage burglary suspect.
May 17, 2012 10:26 pm
New Effort To Fight Gang Activity
Houston's proximity to the border is one reason gang activity is increasing. A new weapon was announced with the creation of an anti-gang tactical operations center that will serve areas around the city.
May 16, 2012 9:33 pm
Tensions Boil Outside Courtroom Following Former HPD Officer Blomberg's Verdict
A fired Houston cop is found not guilty in the case that involved the beating of a teen suspect that was caught on videotape.
May 15, 2012 10:39 pm
Proposed Houstons City Budget: No Frills But No Cuts
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has unveiled her budget for the next fiscal year. The $4.5 billion proposal does not include a tax increase, layoffs or service cuts.
May 14, 2012 11:53 pm
New Emergency Alert System Using Billboards To Inform Citizens
Storm warnings and other emergencies are about to go high tech. A new system using electronic advertising billboards positioned in four counties was unveiled at Houston TranStar.
May 14, 2012 4:00 am
Galveston Celebrates National Women's Health Week With A Conference
It's a day of personal nourishment and empowerment. More than a thousand women will flock to Moody Gardens later this week for an annual conference. What began as a function to highlight advances in women's health issues is now one of the most important events on the island.
May 10, 2012 9:18 pm
HPD: Illegal To Leave Kids In Cars, No Exceptions, No Excuses
With warmer weather on the way, the dangers of death increase when a child is left unattended in a vehicle. Area retailers join the Houston Police Department to remind the community that it is not only careless, but against the law.
May 9, 2012 9:51 pm
Texas Insurance Commissioner: Insurance Fraud Not A Victimless Crime
The Harris County District Attorney's office has launched a new initiative to cut down on fraudulent insurance payouts. Last year, insurance fraud cases totaled nearly $24 million in Texas alone.
May 8, 2012 10:35 pm
The International Terminal Battle Continues At City Hall
The fireworks over whether to allow Southwest Airlines to offer international flights out of Hobby Airport began at Houston City Hall. That plan is opposed by United Airlines, which has its own international terminal at Bush Airport. Community meetings will give the public a chance to weigh in on the proposal.
May 7, 2012 10:11 pm
Gov. Perry Touts Economic Vision Not Everyone Can See
Texas Governor Rick Perry came to Clear Lake to tell businesses leaders about his plan to protect taxpayers and promote economic growth in the state.