December 4, 2013 12:49 pm
Skating for People with Physical Disabilities
Men and women with physical disabilities are able to still enjoy hockey. The sled hockey program in Memorial City, Houston, welcomes men and women who are physically handicapped and still wanting to play for fun, or competitively.
November 5, 2013 2:20 pm
Houston Cinema Arts Festival Brings Film to the Forefront
The Houston Cinema Arts Festival begins a week of innovative film and media installations to promote the creative process and inspire the community. The festival will include Houston filmmakers along with internationally acclaimed actors, producers, and directors.
November 5, 2013 12:43 pm
41st Annual Jewish Book And Arts Fair Celebrates Literature And Culture
The Ann and Stephen Kaufman Jewish Book and Arts Fair rings in its 41st year with two weeks of literature, music and film. The Houston community is invited to join in this celebration of the arts.
October 24, 2013 1:00 pm
Craig Biggio and the Houston Astros Hosted the Annual Sunshine Kids Party
A Houston Astros legend and his wife hosted an annual party for young cancer patients at Minute Maid Park. The Event included batting practice, lunch and a meet-and-greet with the legendary ball player.
October 24, 2013 11:50 am
Houston Grand Opera Opens It's Season With Aida
Houston Grand Opera is preparing for a season of classic performances, modern interpretations, and international opera icons. Giussepe Verdi’s Aida opens the 2013-14 season.
October 23, 2013 10:47 am
Riding through challenges: Equine therapy, and much more for women with mental illnesses
A ranch near Sugar Land, Texas, uses therapy with horses to help young women struggling with mental illnesses. The program was developed in 2004 to assist women with depression, anxiety, personality dsiorders and continues to grow.
October 2, 2013 2:51 pm
The University of Houston's New University Center Houses 9/11 Artifact
The University of Houston's new university center will be home to a 9/11 historic artifact. One of the World Trade Center's beams recovered from "Ground Zero" will hold a place of honor in the UC's 9/11 memorial.
September 19, 2013 1:47 pm
Why Mexican Energy Reforms Could Greatly Affect Houston
Mexico's three major political parties are working on energy reform proposals and face skepticism from the Mexican public, international oil companies, and local Houston investors.
September 13, 2013 2:51 pm
Houston Author Jerry Hatchett Discusses His Latest Novel
Houstonian Jerry Hatchett speaks about his recently published techno-thriller ‘Seven Unholy Days’.
August 20, 2013 4:14 pm
A Rice Student Takes Action to Turn Teens Green on Her Campus
A new project aims to build awareness among college students about the importance of living a more eco-friendly lifestyle. A non-profit organization has launched Project Green Dorm on the Rice University campus.
August 16, 2013 3:25 pm
Texas Retailers Appeal To Gov. Perry
Texas Retailers Association and its members urge Governor Perry to veto the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
August 14, 2013 2:50 pm
New Farmers Markets Bring Healthy Produce to Unlikely Places
Harris Health System is addressing its patients' health struggles with a new initiative that brings low-cost produce to residents of food deserts across the county, albeit in unusual locations.
July 23, 2013 2:49 pm
Houston Partakes In The World's Largest Swimming Lesson
Houston recently participated in The World's Largest Swimming Lesson. It joined other cities around the globe to break a world record.
July 19, 2013 3:06 pm
Houstonians Marching For Justice Put Highway 288 At A Standstill
Hundreds of Houstonians united together at the Rodney F. Byrd Funeral Home in Third Ward to protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin trial. For more than 20 minutes, marchers protested on Highway 288 near the Southmore exit forced drivers to wait.
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 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.
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 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.
August 15, 2011 9:13 pm
Take Your Little To Work Day
A local organization steps in to help instill good work ethics to 40 middle-schoolers through sharing a workday with their adult mentors.
May 4, 2011 11:39 pm
Mercury Baroque and YES Prep West Joint Concert
Sixth and seventh grade students from Yes Prep West — a charter school here in Houston, had a rare chance to work and learn from Houston's Mercury Baroque, a group of internationally renowned musicians. For their finale, they are performing a free joint concert this Thursday, at the Wortham Theater. Michelle Choi had the opportunity to hear and speak with those involved.
January 10, 2011 10:58 pm
UH Geologists: Northwest 'Burbs Still Sinking
Parts of northwestern Harris County are sinking at an unusual rate. Geologists at the University of Houston published a study that found that some points in Jersey Village are subsiding by over two inches a year. Florian Martin took a closer look at the issue.
November 12, 2010 4:29 am
Churches Find New Ways to 'Clean Up' Halloween
While some Christian denominations observe All Saints Day on November 1st, not all of them are comfortable with how most people in this country celebrate the night before. This is because the custom of dressing up as ghosts and witches is seen by some as a pagan tradition celebrating death, incompatible with the Christian faith. Florian Martin spoke with Christians and a religious studies professor about the relationship between Halloween, All Saints Day and Christianity.
October 18, 2010 8:56 pm
Nonprofits Work Together In New Program
United Way of Greater Houston started its Thrive initiative in September 2008. The program bundles together different non-profit agencies to help low-income families with children become financially independent. Two years later, the organization presents its first results. Florian Martin has this report.
October 10, 2010 8:47 pm
Universal Breakfast Works Best In Classrooms
An increasing number of school districts in the greater Houston area are providing universal breakfasts for students. Although it is free for all kids regardless of family income, the majority of students opt not to take advantage of the complimentary meal. But this changes in schools that offer breakfast in the classroom. Florian Martin has more.
October 10, 2010 8:39 pm
Texas Hailed As New Oil Industry Factory Celebrates Its Groundbreaking
Manufacturing company Tapco-Enpro International hosted the groundbreaking ceremony for its new factory in the cedar crossing business park in Baytown. Guest speakers included Gov. Rick Perry and Baytown Mayor Steve Don Carlos among other elected officials. Florian Martin was there.
September 11, 2010 11:24 pm
Houston Police Chief: National Night Out Will Send Message to Criminals
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland on Thursday announced this year's National Night Out, a crime prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch. He talked about it after accepting a check over $12,500 for the police department from a national retail chain. Florian Martin has more.
September 1, 2010 11:45 pm
Mixed Opinions About Houston's Smoking Ban On Three-Year Anniversary
It has been three years since the smoking ban for public places in the city of Houston was implemented. The ordinance was meant to protect non-smokers and in particular employees working in bars and restaurants. Florian Martin spoke to people in Houston to find out what they think about the ban three years after taking effect.