March 11, 2013 4:30 am
Promising Baylor Research Reduces Bad Cholesterol
A lot of us are taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, and they seem to be working. According to a Harvard health blog, bad cholesterol rates among Americans 45 or older have been getting lower. But that doesn't mean these drugs are for everyone.
February 4, 2013 4:30 am
Texas Senate Bill Supports Rehab Instead Of Imprisonment For Drug Possession
As Texas legislators grapple with funding the state for the next two years, there is an effort to change how the state deals with those people convicted of possession of illegal drugs. The Texas Criminal Justice Coalition claims that its approach would save a lot of money and have a better outcome.
January 25, 2013 2:06 pm
After Months Of Repair, Elissa Heads Back To Galveston Pier 22
The official tall ship of Texas is headed back home to Galveston this weekend after four months of repairs. The "Elissa" should soon look almost as good as new.
December 31, 2012 4:00 am
Texas Environment 2012: A Year In Review
As 2012 draws to a close the big environmental story in Texas was another year of drought. The extended dry weather took a toll on our environment and the state's economy.
December 21, 2012 12:00 pm
Be Prepared For Your Flight This Holiday Season
Today is expected to be the 2nd busiest day for travel at Bush Intercontinental Airport and tomorrow will most likely be the busiest day of the year at Hobby Airport. The Houston Airport System has information that can help get your trip off to a less stressful start.
November 19, 2012 10:48 am
Thanksgiving Travel Expected To Increase This Year
A lot of us have travel plans this week as we gather with family and friends for Thanksgiving. AAA expects a slight increase in the number of people traveling at least 50-miles between Wednesday and Sunday.
November 19, 2012 4:22 am
Houston College Celebrates 150th Civil War Anniversary With Reenactment
A 35-mile forced march by Union soldiers in 1863 came to life recently in The Woodlands. A symbolic reenactment at Lone Star College-Montgomery involved about 300 students and their broomsticks.
October 30, 2012 6:28 am
KUHF Conversations: Justin Cronin
Rice University professor and bestselling author Justin Cronin's novel "The Twelve" was released two weeks ago. He will be at Murder by the Book tonight at 6:30 and he recently sat down with Rod Rice here in our studios.
October 22, 2012 5:40 am
The Efforts Of Beautifying Woodland Park And Bayou
A large section of Houston's second oldest park had been forgotten and lost for decades. Many people didn't even know it existed. But that's all changed when five undaunted neighbors became the "Friends of Woodland Park."
August 28, 2012 2:23 pm
Texas Delegation Has Problems With GOP Convention Rule
Political conventions are designed to be unifying affairs, but the Texas delegation at the Republican National Convention in Tampa is not happy about rules for future conventions.
January 2, 2012 9:56 pm
New Law Provides Tax Break to Disabled Vets Spouses
A new law that took effect with the start of the new year means the surviving spouses of totally disabled veterans will get some much-needed tax relief.
September 7, 2011 8:34 pm
Perry Goes National
Governor Rick Perry gets the first chance to appear before a national audience tonight. The Republicans vying for the GOP's presidential nomination will be on the same stage for a debate. Rice political scientist Mark Jones has written about Perry and has an assessment about tonight debate.
September 2, 2011 6:49 pm
Latest Vaccination Data "Very Reassuring"
New data about vaccination rates finds the number of immunized children has been increasing across the country and in the Houston area. More on the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
June 9, 2011 11:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Former HC Judge Robert Eckels
Ten years ago today, on a Saturday morning, the surprising and massive destruction of Tropical Storm Allison became all too real. More than 70-thousand homes were flooded. More than 70-thousand vehicles were underwater. And Allison claimed 22 lives. The storm had passed through the area a few days prior, but almost no one knew it was looping back toward Houston to dump 35 inches of rain, most of it over ten hours. Then Harris County Judge Robert Eckels talked with Rod Rice about the worst tropical storm in U.S. history.
May 9, 2011 9:50 am
Look Twice for Motorcycles
You may have noticed billboards and electronic highway signs recently that remind you to share the road and to look twice for motorcycles. As Rod Rice reports — the reason for the signs is that when a motorcycle and another vehicle collide, it is most often the driver of the other vehicle who is at fault.
May 5, 2011 8:23 pm
Too Many Texans Pay Twice for the Same Education
Remedial education-courses designed for college students on basic skills that they did not master in high school, costs Texas hundreds of millions of dollars according to a study by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Rod Rice reports.
May 3, 2011 8:12 pm
The EPA Battle of the Buildings Begins
Teams from 245 buildings around the country, including two in Houston, will compete to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rod Rice reports.
April 27, 2011 8:44 pm
CDC Says Unvaccinated Children are at Risk
Cases of whooping cough and measles are on the rise. That has prompted the Centers for Disease Control to remind parents that getting children vaccinated on time is a key component to keeping them healthy. Rod Rice reports.
April 25, 2011 9:12 pm
Galveston Water Emergency
Work is underway this afternoon to repair the broken Galveston waterline that triggered a water emergency over the weekend. A City of Galveston spokeswoman says the line should be repaired in 24-to-48 hours. Rod Rice reports.
April 22, 2011 9:06 pm
Celebrate Earth Day Saturday at Discovery Green
Air Alliance Houston is holding its 3rd annual Earth Day celebration at Discovery Green tomorrow.
April 21, 2011 9:04 pm
Closing Schools and Shifting Students at HISD
In a cost cutting measure, the Houston Independent School District has offered a plan to close four small elementary schools and redraw some attendance zones. Rod Rice reports.
April 19, 2011 11:19 pm
Unlikely Groups Oppose Radioactive Dump
A dump for radioactive waste in Texas has forged an unlikely partnership. Environmental groups and a Tea Party Organization are joining forces to oppose expansion of the planned dump. Rod Rice reports.
April 18, 2011 9:13 pm
Propane Tank Protection During Wildfire Season
With wildfires in or threatening all but two Texas counties, the safety of propane tanks takes on new importance. Rod Rice reports that the state agency in charge of propane safety says it's a good idea to know what to do before a fast moving wildfire threatens your property.
April 15, 2011 9:07 pm
27th Annual BP MS 150 is Here
Tomorrow about 13-hundred bicyclists will take part in the 27th annual BP MS 150, the annual fund raising ride from Houston to Austin. The ride has become a favorite for riders from near and far. Rod Rice reports.
April 6, 2011 8:43 pm
2011 Hurricane Forecast From Colorado State University Updated
We're less than two months away from the start of hurricane season and professors at Colorado State University have updated their 2011 forecast. Rod Rice reports.
April 4, 2011 8:19 pm
METRO Makes Game Day Changes in TMC
As you head home from work, college basketball
fans will be heading to Reliant Stadium for the
NCAA Championship game.
Rod Rice reports that METRO says it will add
service to handle both.
March 31, 2011 9:13 pm
Groups Band Together to Ban Baseball Tobacco
It's major league baseball's opening day and around the country teams will again be part of a great American tradition.
Not all of baseball's traditions, though, are
thought to be good.
As Rod Rice reports there's a concerted
effort to ban tobacco use by players,
managers, coaches and staff.
March 30, 2011 8:29 pm
Deadline for Voter Registration Approaches
There are about five dozen Harris County entities that will select leaders during the May 14th uniform election. The Tax Assessor-Collector and Voter Registrar remind you the deadline for registering to vote is only two weeks away. Rod Rice reports.
March 29, 2011 9:04 pm
Keep Houston Beautiful Cleanup Underway
The "Great American Cleanup" is moving towards "Keep Houston Beautiful" day. The kick-off event is Friday at Allen's Landing but efforts to spruce up the city are already underway and will continue through the end of May. Rod Rice reports.
March 28, 2011 5:38 am
Girls Camp Promotes Fire Service Careers
Nationally just under 5% of fire fighters are women,
but they make up only 2.7% of the Houston Fire Department.
As Rod Rice reports — a couple years ago, a group of
HFD women decided to be proactive in letting
young women know there is a place for them in
the fire service.