April 16, 2013 6:30 am
Bill Would Stop Private Lawyers Who Help Counties Sue Polluters
Sometimes, private lawyers can receive millions of dollars when they win big lawsuits that are filed on behalf of the government. Later this morning in Austin, a legislative committee is set to consider putting a stop to some of those "contingency fee" arrangements. But some county governments, who use those arrangements to sue companies for polluting the environment, say banning them would have a devastating effect.
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 16, 2013 5:00 am
Midday Job Fair Seeks Resumes And Smiling Faces
Jobseekers can speak directly with recruiters from several companies this morning at a career fair.
April 15, 2013 5:33 pm
HISD Technology Officer: District Wants Graduates To Be 'Good Digital Citizens'
This morning it was reported how the Klein Independent School District first prepares teachers before every high school student gets a laptop to use in class and take home. The Houston Independent School District is working on a similar plan.
April 15, 2013 5:17 pm
Southern California School Has An Idea For The Astrodome
After striking out on local ideas over the past decade on how to use the empty Houston Astrodome, the people who operate the eighth wonder of the world may be taking an idea from an unlikely source in California this week.
April 15, 2013 5:07 pm
As Population Grows, Sugar Land Looks For New Ways To Bike And Walk
Sugar Land wants input from residents on how to make it easier to walk and bike around the city. Officials are finalizing a master plan and there's a public meeting tonight to gather input.
April 15, 2013 4:46 pm
United Airlines Celebrates New And Improved Terminal At IAH
At four times larger than the previous facility, United Airlines' new terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport certainly qualifies as a Texas-size terminal.
April 15, 2013 4:32 pm
What You Need to Know About the Measles Case In Harris County
Harris County is still investigating a rare case of measles in a young boy. Although the boy appears to have contracted the virus overseas, health officials are still taking the case very seriously.
April 15, 2013 4:12 pm
Elderly Woman Charged In Murder For Hire Plot Against Montgomery County Prosecutors
An 84-year-old woman is accused of trying to hire a hitman to kill a Montgomery County Assistant District Attorney and injure Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon.
April 15, 2013 2:28 pm
Breaking News: Boston Marathon Explosion Coverage
April 15, 2013 11:31 am
Houston Students Celebrate Latino Culture Through Mariachi Music
Students in Patrick Henry Middle School in Northeast Houston can learn traditional Mexican music as part of their curriculum. The style of music is called Mariachi. It's full of energy and conflicting emotions — and it's giving the school's predominately Latino students a way to explore their roots.
April 15, 2013 6:30 am
What Texans Need To Know (And Do!) About Obamacare's 'Individual Mandate'
April 15, 2013 6:30 am
Interview With Local Healthcare Leader Ron Cookston About Obamacare's 'Individual Mandate'
The health reform law known as Obamacare goes fully into effect next year. Americans without health insurance will have to obtain some kind of policy, and many Texans will turn to online marketplaces to shop for them. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel sat down with Ron Cookston. He directs Gateway to Care, a local coalition that is getting ready to launch a massive outreach campaign to the uninsured.
April 15, 2013 5:30 am
What Did Klein School District Spend $100 Million On?
Houston School Superintendent Terry Grier wants every student from third grade on up to have a laptop. The program could start in high schools in Houston next fall. But in some suburban schools, take-home tablets are already the norm, like in the Klein Independent School District in Northwest Houston.
April 15, 2013 5:28 am
Survey: 14 Percent Of Texas Businesses Targeted By Fraud
A survey finds that one in seven Texas businesses have experienced incidents of attempted financial fraud in the past two years.
April 14, 2013 6:55 am
House to Feds: Pressure Mexico to Release Water
The Texas House on Thursday voted to formally ask the U.S. State Department to apply pressure on the Mexican government to release water owed to Texas under the terms of a treaty signed in 1944.
April 13, 2013 7:46 am
Senate Passes Unemployment Drug-Testing Bill
Under a bill by Sen. Tommy Williams, R-The Woodlands, applicants for unemployment benefits could be subject to drug testing if their responses to a questionnaire raise red flags.
April 12, 2013 5:37 pm
What Does The Future In Space Look Like? Experts Discuss At Rice University
Noted space scientists from around the country gathered at Rice University to discuss the impact of space exploration and what the future holds.
April 12, 2013 5:18 pm
How To Make Houston's Streets Safe For Everyone
What if you could safely walk or bike on any street in Houston? That's the idea behind a new initiative called Houston Complete Streets.
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 12, 2013 4:00 pm
As Investigation Continues, Dylan Quick Is Held Without Bail
As authorities sort out why a college student stabbed 14 students at Lone Star College in Cy-Fair earlier this week, Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says that incident and one earlier this year at another Lone Star campus shouldn't taint the school.
April 12, 2013 1:23 pm
Oh, The Places You Can See Wildflowers In Houston
Springtime in Texas brings colorful bursts of wildflowes to roadsides around the state, with many families planning driving trips to enjoy the bluebonnets and other annual blooms. But if you're not able to hit the road to the Hill Country and other popular spots, there are lots of places to view impressive wildflower displays here in Houston.
April 12, 2013 12:21 pm
Parents, Teachers Deliver 1,600 Signatures Against Testing To Houston School Board
At the HISD board meeting Thursday night, parents, students and teachers asked the district to stop relying so much on standardized tests.
April 12, 2013 10:43 am
New Magnet Schools For Medicine And Energy To Open In Houston
Two new magnets will open next school year in HISD. They will capitalize on two of the city's biggest industries: energy and medicine. But the plan is creating some concern.
April 12, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Michael Shannon
Michael Shannon is a former Navy SEAL and the founder of three small businesses. He's also a senior at the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. He joins Andrew Schneider on the Bauer Business Focus to discuss Wolffest, the center's annual business plan competition.
April 12, 2013 4:55 am
Vietnam Ambassador Says Houston Would Benefit From Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement
Ambassadors from countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement are hoping to expand the number of participants.
April 11, 2013 9:17 pm
A Plan To Connect Downtown To The Galleria And Back Without A Car
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has announced a plan to focus on Memorial Park as a kind of green connector between the Galleria area and downtown. The plan is meant to serve as yet another step toward improving quality of life in Houston.
April 11, 2013 5:32 pm
Will You Get A Health Insurance Subsidy From Obamacare? 2.6 million Texans Are Eligible
The health reform law known as "Obamacare" goes fully into effect at the end of this year. At that time, almost 2.6 million Texans will start receiving assistance from the law — in the form of help paying for health insurance.
April 11, 2013 5:15 pm
Student Filmmaker Tells Personal Story Of A Friend Killed By A Drunk Driver
Houston audiences this week will get a look at a powerful documentary about the dangers of driving drunk and the impact it has on families. It's the work of a student filmmaker who wanted to tell the story of a longtime friend who died in a Harris County drunk driving accident two years ago.
April 11, 2013 5:11 pm
Off-Duty Officer Thwarts Galleria Jewelry Store Robbery
One suspect was wounded by an off-duty police officer and another is at large after an attempted robbery of Nazar's jewelry store in the Galleria area today at noon.