December 10, 2012 3:34 pm
Are Domestic Partner Benefits Legal In Texas?
This coming Thursday Pflugerville ISD will vote on a policy plan to provide health benefits for domestic partners. If the board of trustees approves the plan — Pflugerville could become the first school district in Texas to offer such benefits. But some groups say the policy violates the Texas Constitution.
December 10, 2012 3:10 pm
Texans Fans Gather For Monday Night Football
In one of the biggest games in franchise history, the 11-1 Texans are in Foxboro, Massachusetts tonight to take on the 9-3 New England Patriots. The playoff-bound Texans top the AFC South division while the Patriots lead the AFC East. Here at home, Houstonians are putting on facepaint and crazy costumes as they gather with their fellow fans for Monday Night Football.
December 10, 2012 3:02 pm
ERCOT Predicts Future Peak Demand Struggles
Future power projections for Texas have improved, according to the agency that oversees most of the state's power grid. ERCOT says new numbers on actual economic growth indicate the load on the system will not be as heavy as previously predicted.
December 10, 2012 11:12 am
Houston Sales Plunge In November
Houston economic activity continued its retreat in November, according to the latest survey of purchasing managers.
December 10, 2012 10:44 am
You Still Have Time To Prepare For The First Area-Wide Freeze Of The Season
After a weekend warm enough to run around in shorts, the first area-wide freeze of the season is coming to Houston tonight. But forecasters say it won't last long enough to be considered a hard freeze.
December 10, 2012 10:01 am
Warning About Holiday Charity Scams
Lots of people like to donate to charities this time of year, but consumer advocates warn there are some individuals who want to take advantage of that goodwill. They say you need to ask questions if someone calls asking for a donation, even if they sound legitimate.
December 10, 2012 5:30 am
Texas Wind Power Faces Future Of Fewer Tax Breaks
There's a good chance that some of the electricity you’re using in your home is generated by a windmill. The world's biggest "wind turbine project" is in west Texas. And the state is the national leader for wind power. But it's all come at a cost to taxpayers. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling looks at how that cost is now being challenged.
December 10, 2012 4:25 am
St. Joseph Cuts Ribbon This Morning On An Old Hospital Brought Back To Life
After nearly twenty years, the Houston Heights neighborhood has a fully-functioning hospital. Today is the grand opening of St. Joseph Medical Center in the Heights. It's on the site of one of the oldest hospitals in the city. But why the heights — and why now?
December 10, 2012 3:43 am
More Companies Find Reason To Celebrate In 2012
A survey of human resources executives finds that more firms are holding holiday parties this year than at any time since the start of the recession.
December 9, 2012 6:40 am
The Missing Link: Performance and Job Security
Imagine a government as accountable to voters for its performance as football coaches are to the ire of fans and
December 8, 2012 6:33 am
Lawmakers Could Restore Family Planning Funds
When state lawmakers passed a budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics. Now they are facing the policy implications, and a bipartisan coalition is considering ways to restore some or all of that financing.
December 7, 2012 4:01 pm
MD Anderson Strikes Deal With Drug Company With Up To $335 million
MD Anderson has struck a deal with GlaxoSmithKline to bring a new cancer treatment to market. To date, it's the largest financial partnership the cancer hospital has made with an outside pharmaceutical company.
December 7, 2012 3:33 pm
RecruitMilitary Helps Veterans With Employment
For veterans, the transition from the military to a civilian job can be difficult. Post-9/11 veterans face an especially high unemployment rate. Job fairs that are tailored to veterans can help.
December 7, 2012 3:21 pm
UH Robertson Stadium Demolition Starts Monday
Major demolition of Robertson Stadium on the UH campus will begin on Monday. The 70 year old structure is being torn down for a new state-of-the-art facility.
December 7, 2012 2:55 pm
Local Neurologist Says No-Kickoff Idea Might Be a Good One
The NFL says it will consider ways to make kick-offs less violent, including an idea that would wipe them out all-together. One local neurologist says reducing high impact plays would be a step in the right direction.
December 7, 2012 5:26 am
Bauer Business Focus: Steven Murray
Direct Energy, the largest retail electricity provider in North America, is moving its corporate headquarters from Toronto to Houston. Steven Murray heads the company’s residential service. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s Bauer Business Focus.
December 7, 2012 4:00 am
Fiscal Cliff Threatens Houston's Finances
Houston's could take a serious hit if the White House and Congress aren't able to work out a compromise to avoid the fiscal cliff.
December 6, 2012 4:02 pm
New American Community Survey Provides Data For Houston Metro Area
The U.S. Census Bureau has released its newest American Community Survey numbers. The annual survey for the first time includes data for specific ZIP codes. From the KUHF NewsLab, Florian Martin has more.
December 6, 2012 3:35 pm
Unique Program Helps Students With Neurological Differences
A group of students dealing with autism, learning disabilities, brain injuries, and other challenges are learning how to make their way in the business world.
December 6, 2012 3:15 pm
Coming 2013: New BP Facility To House Largest Commercial Research Supercomputer
Oil giant British Petroleum is building a new facility that will house the world's most powerful supercomputer at its North America office based in west Houston. It will go farther, faster and deeper in its search for oil and gas anywhere in the world.
December 6, 2012 2:42 pm
Former President Bush Remains Hospitalized, But Improving
Former President George H. W. Bush remains in Methodist hospital as he recovers from bronchitis.
December 6, 2012 10:14 am
As Disposal Wells Age, The Risk Of Stronger Quakes Grows
This week researchers presented new findings about the links between oil and gas operations and the increase in man-made earthquakes. Mose Buchele reports for StateImpact Texas.
December 6, 2012 4:00 am
Forum Buys Merrimac, Twelfth Acquisition In Two Years
Houston-based Forum Energy Technologies has acquired Merrimac Manufacturing of Plantersville for an undisclosed sum.
December 5, 2012 4:21 pm
Norwegian Cruise Line Formally Signs Contract With Port Of Houston
The Port of Houston has formally signed a contract with Norwegian Cruise Line to add the Bayport cruise terminal in Pasadena to the company's home ports starting in 2014. As Florian Martin reports from the KUHF NewsLab, Norwegian joins Princess Cruises to service the long-time vacant cruise terminal.
December 5, 2012 3:57 pm
Measure To Regulate Parking Along Washington Avenue Shelved One Week
A vote on that measure to test a paid parking district along the Washington corridor will wait another week. It was tagged to allow for even more public input.
December 5, 2012 3:05 pm
Two Astronauts To Spend Full Year In Orbit
Two astronauts, one American and one Russian, will spend a year in outer space on board the International Space Station. NASA scientists say they need to know more about how extended periods in orbit affect the human body, so they can plan for long-haul missions to Mars or other places.
December 5, 2012 1:54 pm
Galveston Coastline To Go Virtual Thanks To New Partnership
Galveston parks officials hope a new partnership will lead to a science-based strategy to help manage the sand on island beaches over the next few decades.
December 5, 2012 1:37 pm
Longtime Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore dies at 92
The Houston area has lost a bit of history this week with the death of Richmond Mayor Hilmar Moore. Moore led the small city in Fort Bend County for 63-years and leaves behind a rich legacy.
December 5, 2012 11:48 am
Disturbing Incident At Mosque In Cypress
A dead pig left outside a Muslim mosque in Cypress has worshipers wondering if they were the target of a hate crime. The pig appeared to have been place on a deck outside the place of worship and was found by members of mosque last night.
December 5, 2012 10:00 am
Upstream Building & Operating Costs Hit Record Highs
The cost of building and operating upstream oil and gas facilities climbed to all-time highs during the first nine months of the year.