April 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Why MADD Is Talking Less About The 'Driving' Part Of 'Underage Drinking And Driving'
Proms and graduations are coming up, increasing the probability of underage drinking. In an effort to make teens aware of the dangers of alcohol, Mothers Against Drunk Driving is calling on parents to take up the conversation with their kids.
April 17, 2013 4:50 pm
What Houston Immigration Reform Advocates Say About Bipartisan Senate Bill
The group of senators called the "Gang of Eight" has filed a bill to reform the country's immigration system. Here in Houston, home of large numbers of Latino immigrants, immigration reform advocates reacted to the proposal Wednesday.
April 16, 2013 5:06 pm
How Flame Retardant Chemicals End Up In Your Body
Researchers are finding increasing levels of a flame retardant in the environment and in people. A Texas-based scientist has published several studies on the harmful effects of the chemical.
April 16, 2013 5:50 am
Poll Shows 87 Percent Of Undocumented Latino Immigrants Want To Be U.S. Citizens
A new poll shows how deeply rooted most undocumented immigrants are in this country. The poll comes as the so-called "Gang of Eight" in the Senate is getting closer to presenting a bipartisan proposal for immigration reform.
April 15, 2013 1:53 pm
Artists Design First Houston Folk Art Park
Houston’s own Orange Show Center for Visionary Arts is getting a new neighbor. Smither Park is Houston's first folk art park, and it is something the whole community can contribute to.
April 12, 2013 4:44 pm
Houston Bike To Work Day Brings Out Regular, Occasional And Non-Bicycle Commuters
Today is Bike to Work Day in Houston and dozens of cyclists joined Mayor Annise Parker in riding to city hall from different locations across the inner loop. The annual day aims to encourage more Houstonians to think about the possibility of bicycle-commuting.
April 9, 2013 8:38 pm
14 Wounded During Lone Star College Stabbing
A stabbing at the Lone Star College campus in Cy-Fair left 14 wounded today. The suspect, a student at the community college, is identified as Dylan Andrew Quick. He is charged with 3 counts of aggravated assault.
April 8, 2013 8:00 pm
Student Sit-In Ends After UH President Commits More Money For Teaching Assistants
A four-day sit-in at the office of University of Houston Chancellor Renu Khator ended today after English teaching fellows had protested their wages that they say have been unchanged for 20 years.
April 5, 2013 1:30 pm
What you missed at Frontier Fiesta 2013
This past weekend, University of Houston hosted its annual Frontier Fiesta. Frontier City has changed locations and has brought back some old traditions as well as some new.
April 5, 2013 11:10 am
Students Compete For Best Gas Mileage With Home-Built Cars
Every year around this time, the streets around Discovery Green turn into a race track and the George R. Brown Convention Center into a giant pit stop. As part of the Shell Eco Marathon, hundreds of student-built cars compete for the highest gas mileage.
April 4, 2013 10:45 am
Why More Bicycle Rental Stations Could Improve Houston's Bike Friendliness
Houston’s bike share program has added 18 new stations to the three initial locations that were set up last year. The expansion is another step in the city’s efforts to make Houston a bicycle city.
March 29, 2013 4:35 pm
Houston Church Performs Same-Sex Covenant Rite
While same-sex marriages aren’t legal in the state of Texas, some churches are deciding to move forward. St. Stephen's Episcopal Church performed the first same-sex union ceremony in the city of Houston.
March 28, 2013 10:13 am
Rice Sociologist: Improving Quality Of Life Crucial For Houston's Economic Future
Houston has long been a great place to find a job, but it doesn't have the best reputation for quality of life. As the proportion of oil-related jobs continues to give way to other types of employment, beautification and downtown development become essential to secure the city's economic future. That's according to one sociologist, who says Houston needs to change in order to attract new talent.
March 27, 2013 11:33 am
Houston Ranks High For Organized Retail Crime in US
The National Retail Federation ranked Houston among the top ten cities for organized retail crime. The economic impact extends far beyond the manufacturing and retail industry by adding extra cost for the consumer and a loss in taxes by the states.
March 26, 2013 4:44 pm
Royce White's Openness With Mental Illness Is Blessing To Some, Curse To Others
The mental illness of pro basketball player Royce White has been much discussed since he was drafted by the Houston Rockets last year. White was initially assigned to a minor league team but has continued to stir the conversation about his mental health here in Houston, most recently for leaving that team.
March 25, 2013 4:26 pm
Bayou City Art Festival Draws Connoisseurs To Memorial Park
This past weekend was the Bayou City Art Festival at Memorial Park. It was the 42nd year for the twice yearly festival, which attracts artists from all over the country and beyond. The event is characteristic for Houston's art culture.
March 22, 2013 12:00 pm
Intercity Buses Could Lead To Tourism Boost
A study from the Texas Transportation Institute says as airports and highways grow more crowded, the state needs to find more efficient ways of transportation. One solution could be express intercity buses that operate similar to passenger trains.
March 21, 2013 5:45 pm
Injured Officer's Gratitude Unwavering 20 Years Later
Those who have lived in Houston for at least 20 years will remember what happened this week in 1993. The story of a Houston police officer who was shot several times at a police station made national news. Today, former officer Danny Vaughan is still on the road to recovery.
March 20, 2013 7:00 pm
Rise Of Religiously Unaffiliated Mirrored In Harris County
More and more Americans are not affiliated with a religious denomination. That is true not only nationwide but also here in Houston.
March 18, 2013 4:13 pm
Green Pollen Ring In Houston Allergy Season
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, many cars were covered in green this weekend. But for many Houstonians that's not a reason to celebrate.
March 16, 2013 11:53 am
More To Irish Culture Than Just St. Patrick's Day
This St. Patrick's Day, many will no doubt indulge in the festivities that go along with it. But some Irish Americans are hoping people will take the time to reflect on other aspects of Irish culture.
March 15, 2013 5:22 pm
Today Medical Students Are Matched With Residency Programs
Today was Match Day for fourth-year medical students all over the country including here in Houston. That means students found out where they will complete their residencies.
March 15, 2013 4:30 pm
New UH Student Club Wants Guns On Campus
A new club at the University of Houston is available for students who are advocates of being able to carry concealed weapons on campus.
March 14, 2013 4:44 pm
Iranian Brothers' Street Art Makes Them Political Refugees
Two street artists from Iran are on a tour exhibiting their art. Today they are in Houston at a gallery in the East End. Their choice of art brought them political asylum in the U.S.
March 13, 2013 5:40 pm
New Pope Francis The Right Choice To Many Here In Houston
The news of the election of the new pope affects many here in the Houston area, home to many Catholics. After the announcement, representatives of the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston pledged their support for the new pope.
March 12, 2013 4:10 pm
Former Texan Donates 5 Police Cars — Again
For the second time in less than two years, one former Houston Texan has made a major donation to the Houston Police Department. The defensive end's goodwill stems from a love for law enforcement.
March 11, 2013 5:27 pm
Quantity Is Key When Following Mediterranean Diet In Houston
A recent study reinforced what many already know: Mediterranean food is good for you. That should be good news for health-conscious Houstonians, since Houston has an abundance of different ethnic cuisines. But does Mediterranean food here have the same health benefits as the food in Mediterranean countries?
March 8, 2013 4:30 pm
Last Year Saw High Job Growth In Texas, Houston
Texas created almost 311,000 jobs from January 2012 to January this year. Houston also got a good boost in job numbers.
March 8, 2013 3:30 pm
Driving Demand for Personal Protection
Every year, thousands of Harris County residents apply for concealed handgun licenses or CHLs, with more and more applications being filed since the Newtown shooting three months ago.
March 8, 2013 10:30 am
Venezuelan Expats Weigh In On Chavez's Death
The controversial leader's death affects many here in the Houston area, where a high number of Venezuelan expatriates and immigrants live.