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 26, 2013 3:33 pm
Major Flu Vaccine Plant Will Be Built At Texas A&M
GlaxoSmithKline will build a major biopharmaceutical plant at Texas A&M in Bryan-College Station. The partnership with the university system is part of a major federal grant to grow the nation’s biological defenses against natural threats like epidemics or bioterrorism.
March 26, 2013 3:13 pm
SCOTUS Declines To Hear Challenge To TX Open Meetings Law
The state's Open Meetings Act will not get a hearing at the U.S. Supreme Court. The court has decided not to review an appeals court ruling that upheld the law. This marks the end of a battle over whether elected officials can talk business outside of actual meetings.
March 26, 2013 12:03 pm
Transcript of Today's Supreme Court Hearing Regarding Same-Sex Marriage
March 26, 2013 11:15 am
Major Testing Bill To Hit Texas House Floor
Over the past year there has been a major debate over testing in schools. Parents and school boards have weighed in on the topic. Today state lawmakers will debate a key piece of legislation that could roll back testing in Texas.
March 26, 2013 5:07 am
Consumers Keep Spending Despite Payroll Tax Hike
It's been nearly three months since federal payroll taxes reverted to 2010 levels. But a new study finds most consumers are acting as if nothing has changed.
March 25, 2013 5:28 pm
Amendment Filed To Protect Beach Property Owners
Lawmakers will discuss a proposed constitutional amendment tomorrow that deals with the boundaries of public beaches. The measure is in response to a 2010 Texas Supreme Court ruling that stated that private property rights superseded the state's claim to the property as part of the open beaches act.
March 25, 2013 5:21 pm
Metro Wants To Make Trips Easier For Bike Riders
Metro's Strategic Planning Committee got an update on the "Bike and Ride" Access Study. Metro says it wants to make it easier for Houstonians to combine bike and bus travel.
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 25, 2013 1:43 pm
Managers Cautious But Upbeat About Texas Economy
A new survey of Texas business owners finds a large majority do not expect an economic downturn in 2013.
March 25, 2013 5:33 am
Could The Gay Marriage Cases At SCOTUS Affect Texas?
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments this week in two cases related to same-sex marriage. One case deals with Proposition 8 – the constitutional ban on gay marriage in California. The other tackles one part of the federal defense of marriage act.
March 25, 2013 5:19 am
Houston Railroad Museum Seeks A New Home
After being tucked away on the city's northeast side for over three decades, the Houston Railroad Museum has to look for a new home. The museum is weighing a couple of different options as it works to come up with the money to relocate some important pieces of local history.
March 25, 2013 4:59 am
Choking On Ethanol And High Gas Prices
The high price of gasoline is prompting calls for a fresh look at the nation's renewable fuel standards.
March 24, 2013 11:02 pm
Perry, Some Lawmakers Want State's Gold Back In Texas
Call it the Rick Perry gold rush: The governor wants to bring the state’s gold reserves back from a New York vault to Texas.
March 24, 2013 10:31 pm
State Insurance Regulator's Job Is On The Line
Eleanor Kitzman, the state's insurance commissioner, will be out of a job at the end of the session if she's not reappointed by Gov. Rick Perry and approved by the Texas Senate.
March 22, 2013 7:00 pm
Houston Students Build Race Car for NASCAR Driver
This weekend, hundreds of race car drivers will rev up their engines in Goliad, Texas, about 20 miles from Victoria, for the Texas Mile.
March 22, 2013 6:15 pm
Super Bowl Champion Ed Reed Joins Texans
The Houston Texans have bolstered their defense with the signing of Ed Reed. The all-pro safety was formerly with the Baltimore Ravens.
March 22, 2013 5:20 pm
Houston Zoo's Baby Giraffe Yao Has Life-Threatening Infection
A baby giraffe at the Houston zoo has a life-threatening bone infection. The zoo's newest giraffe has a small chance of survival.
March 22, 2013 4:50 pm
Should Chicano Studies Count as American History?
Texas state law requires every student at a public university to take two semesters of American history for their degree. But what counts as American history is stirring up controversy.
March 22, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Elizabeth Killinger
At 43, Elizabeth Killinger is one of the youngest people ever to lead Reliant Energy, as well as the company’s first female president. A graduate of the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business, Killinger was named to the post last October.
March 22, 2013 6:00 am
As Older Workers Delay Retirement, Younger Ones Pay a Price
A new survey suggests a growing number of older workers will push back their retirement due to economic concerns. That will mean fewer opportunities for those just entering the workforce.
March 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Study Finds Low Cost Alternative To Astrodome Demolition
During a tour of the iconic building, one of the people who could ultimately help decide its fate, argued that it's still got life left in it.
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 21, 2013 5:00 pm
Fort Bend Picks Superintendent Finalist
Fort Bend Independent School District has about 70,000 students, making it the seventh largest school district in Texas. This week the Fort Bend school board picked a lone finalist to lead the district as superintendent.
March 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Kinder Foundation Donates $1 Million to Feed Hungry Kids
The donation will provide weekend meals for kids who don't have enough to eat at home.
March 21, 2013 3:15 pm
Galveston's Bus System Looks to Attract New Riders
Galveston's bus system is working to get more riders as it faces a possble budget shortfall.Island Transit is asking for input on how to make the system more attractive to riders.
March 21, 2013 2:35 pm
Post-9/11 Veterans' Unemployment Rate Falls
A new government report says the unemployment rate for veterans who have served since the September 11 terrorist attacks dropped sharply in 2012.
March 21, 2013 12:30 pm
KUHF Conversations: Former Teacher Helps Trafficked Children Escape
Michael Brosowski, founder of the Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation, saves trafficked or homeless children, often one at a time.
March 21, 2013 10:40 am
Texas Gets Poor Grades for Roads
The American Society of Civil Engineers is out with a new report card, giving the nation's infrastructure a grade of "D-Plus." One of the categories they looked at was road maintenance, which didn't fare well here in Texas.
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.