October 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Tour Guide Shows Visitors Around Houston's Underground World
Eating at food courts and mingling with office workers may not seem like an interesting thing thing to do when you're visiting a new city, but lots of people do it when they come to Houston. Hundreds of people every year go on tours of the downtown tunnels, the bustling network beneath the streets that connects Houston's high-rise buildings.
August 28, 2013 10:51 am
Can Teaching 90,000 Students Online Make Colleges Better?
This week not just elementary and high school students, but also college students head back to class. This year universities in Houston are expanding their role in one of the hottest topics in higher education. KUHF Education Reporter Laura has more as part of our special back to school coverage.
July 29, 2013 6:30 am
Retailers Banking On Early Sales-Tax Holiday to Boost Back-to-School Sales
Houston students still have nearly a month of summer vacation to go, but back-to-school sales are already well underway.
June 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Houstonians Weigh In On Supreme Court Case Fisher v. UT
Within a week, the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on a high profile case about race and college admissions. It's Fisher versus the University of Texas at Austin. A white student believed she was denied admissions in 2008 because non-white students got extra consideration.
June 17, 2013 5:30 am
Why One Family Worries They Will Be Separated
As Congress hammers out the details of an immigration reform bill, many undocumented families are watching the news with some hope that a path to citizenship passes. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to one Houston-area family who are hoping that, but right now, they're living with the fear of what would happen if their family was separated.
May 28, 2013 3:56 pm
How More Schools Are Turning To Security Guards For Safety
Schools across Texas have been updating their security plans since the tragic shooting last year at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. Schools in the Houston region have different approaches.
March 13, 2013 6:30 am
KUHF Launches 'This Is Houston' Video Contest
KUHF launches video contest to describe and capture things quintessentially Houston.
January 28, 2013 9:30 am
New Apartment Construction Brings No Relief On Rents
The rent for a typical urban apartment in Houston is now rising between 5% to 10% a year. That's roughly two to four times the national average. KUHF Business News Reporter Andrew Schneider looks at why it's getting so tough to find an affordable apartment.
January 16, 2013 5:09 pm
State And Federal Government Consider Gun Measures
Earlier today, President Obama announced a broad set of policies that he hopes would help curb gun violence. In Texas, lawmakers are considering a host of gun measures.
December 24, 2012 12:22 pm
Some Houstonians Adopt New Holiday Traditions This Year
Holidays are a time of being together and incorporating traditions that may have been passed on for generations. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to some Houstonians who are celebrating the holidays a bit differently this year.
December 24, 2012 3:54 am
The Question Of The Day: Real Or Artificial Tree?
Christmas time means millions of Americans have a tree in their home. What differs is the type of tree they are displaying — real or artificial. Proponents of either tree can be strong believers in their choice.
November 23, 2012 12:57 pm
A 'Traditional' Thanksgiving Meal With Ethnic Dishes On The Side
In some ways, celebrating Thanksgiving is a story of assimilation into American culture. KUHF's Shomial Ahmad talked to some immigrants and Americans from different ethnicities on how they've made the Thanksgiving meal unique for them.
November 13, 2012 4:33 pm
How's Texting While Driving Ban Working Locally?
As we head toward the next legislative session, one bill on the agenda might look very familiar. It's the texting while driving law that was passed, but then vetoed by Governor Rick Perry last session. However the law has been implemented on the local level in certain cities and with mixed results.
November 12, 2012 4:40 am
How Early Voting Changes Elections
With more and more people choosing to vote early instead of on Election Day — it raises Some philosophical questions about how we vote. Do people who vote early have the same set of facts as those who vote on Election Day? And will the boost to early voting change the way politicians campaign for votes?
November 12, 2012 4:20 am
Sweet And Big Parties: Indians In Houston Celebrate Diwali
The Indian holiday Diwali begins this week. It's commonly called the Festival of Lights and marks the beginning of the Hindu New Year. How has the holiday's celebration in Houston grown through the years?
November 5, 2012 7:33 am
What Does It Mean To Be An Independent Voter In Texas?
Independent voters outnumber those who call themselves Democrats or Republicans. But what, exactly, is an independent voter? And what sort of influence, if any, do independents really have in Texas?
October 29, 2012 6:30 am
Texas Voters Say 'Obamacare' Influencing Their Vote
With Election Day looming, voters say the economy and budget deficit are still their top priorities. But health care is not far behind. In many polls, voters rate the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as "Obamacare" — as the fourth most important issue in the presidential race.
October 25, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Joins PIN And Asks Sources If Texas Is Part Of The South
KUHF News just became a member of the Public Insight Network. Listeners and community members can become a part of the network, and share what they know about timely issues. Reporters will reach out to sources with short questionnaires when they're working on a story. The first story for the Public Insight Network was whether or not Texas was part of the South.