November 26, 2012 3:17 pm
Houston Region Leading The Way On Diesel School Bus Upgrades
The Houston region is leading the way in Texas when it comes to replacing and retro-fitting school buses that burn diesel fuel. That's the word from the Environmental Defense Fund in a new report that calls for more improvement statewide.
November 26, 2012 3:10 pm
Washburn Tunnel Will Be Closed Over The Next Two Weekend
Drivers in east Harris County are advised that the Washburn Tunnel will be closed over the next two weekends while crews install new incident management cameras.
November 26, 2012 2:04 pm
'Giving Tuesday' Provides Alternative To Holiday Spending
Hundreds of corporate and nonprofit groups are banding together to designate the Tuesday after Thanksgiving as a day of giving back. They're calling it "Giving Tuesday" and hope it will gain the same kind of momentum as Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
November 26, 2012 4:33 am
Former Houston DJ Gleans Business Tips From Rock 'n' Roll
Businesses can use some of the same tools that make household names out of rock stars to launch their own visions. That includes everything from finding the right partners to creating the perfect business plan.
November 26, 2012 4:00 am
First Total Energy USA Conference Begins Tuesday
The inaugural Total Energy USA trade show kicks off tomorrow at the George R. Brown Convention Center.
November 25, 2012 5:00 am
MFAH War Exhibit Touches Veteran
The latest exhibit to open at the Museum of Fine Arts isn't your average photography display. Powerful images chronicle the life cycle of war from recruitment to remembrance. It's an exhibit that's likely to touch many people who have been impacted by war, most notably veteran's like Tom Mitchell.
November 23, 2012 2:58 pm
UH School Of Music Starts New Artist Residency
The University of Houston's Moores school of Music has started a new jazz artist residency that aims to bring renowned musicians to Houston.
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 23, 2012 5:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Steve Koch
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest day of the year for retailers. But this year, many retailers kicked off their Black Friday sales on Thursday night. Steve Koch teaches marketing at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus.
November 23, 2012 4:00 am
Texas Ranked 16th Most-Expensive State For Drivers
Nearly 44 million people are expected to be on the roads this holiday weekend, according to AAA. Andrew Schneider looks at how much of a bite that means for Texas wallets compared to the rest of the country.
November 22, 2012 6:29 pm
Massive Pileup Shuts I-10 In Texas; 2 Dead
BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Two people are dead and dozens are injured after an estimated 100-vehicle pileup that forced the closure of Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.
November 22, 2012 2:57 pm
'Dead Man Walking' Author Says Opinion About Death Penalty Is Mostly Unreflected
She is the figurehead of the anti-death penalty movement in the United States. Sister Helen Prejean, the author of "Dead Man Walking," was recently in Houston to meet with local capital punishment opponents. Florian Martin spoke with Prejean about the state of the death penalty in America and especially Houston.
November 22, 2012 10:13 am
Black Friday Is Now Black Thursday?
Black Friday is starting so early this year, it's later this evening. It's competition to get early shoppers that's driving the early start times. It's also a time many employees might otherwise spend with family. Is that fair or is it the nature of the retail beast?
November 22, 2012 4:00 am
This Year, Black Friday Begins Thursday Night
The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the biggest sales day of the year. But this year, several top retailers are looking to get a jump on Black Friday crowds.
November 21, 2012 4:58 pm
Responsible Turkey Frying For Thanksgiving
When it comes to turkey fryer fires Texas is the number one state with 19 reported fires in the last five years. Not surprisingly a vat of hot oil and an open flame can prove to be quite a lethal combination. So lethal that fryer fires result in over 15 million dollars in property damage annually nationwide. So if you must, how do you fry a turkey safely?
November 21, 2012 3:12 pm
Houston Adds 1,000 Apartments For The Homeless
Houston will soon have an additional 1,000 apartment units for homeless individuals and families.
November 21, 2012 2:02 pm
More People Are Working On Thanksgiving
About 1 in 6 workers will be spending Thanksgiving Day at work, according to a recent survey. And more and more retailers are deciding to open store doors then too.
November 21, 2012 12:21 pm
Houston Vies For Bloomberg's $5 Million To Help Create 'One Bin For All'
As a city we recycle about 14% of our waste. A new "Total Reuse: One Bin for All" idea hopes to move that way past the national average of 27% with some help from New York's Mayor Bloomberg and $5 million dollars.
November 21, 2012 9:40 am
West Houston Homeowners Demand Relief From Rush Hour Traffic
Residents of the Westwick neighborhood in West Houston have had issues with high speed traffic going through their streets to escape rush hour traffic. Now, they are appealing to the city and TxDOT to find a solution to the problem.
November 21, 2012 4:00 am
Houston Wins DOE Grant For Clean Fuel Infrastructure Project
The U.S. Energy Department has awarded $500,000 to the Houston-Galveston Area Council to develop the region's transportation infrastructure for alternative fuel vehicles.
November 20, 2012 4:39 pm
Texas Children's Hospital Operate On Baby With Rare Heart Defect
Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital have saved the life of a baby who was born with part of her heart outside her body. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel has the story of the extremely rare condition and how the Houston surgeons fixed it.
November 20, 2012 3:25 pm
Great-Grandmother Of Elias Castillo Discusses Tata Case
A Houston day care owner convicted of felony murder now faces decades in prison after a fire that left four children dead. Gail Delaughter was in the courtroom for the verdict.
November 20, 2012 2:49 pm
Giving Thanks For Black Friday
By now it has become routine for people to line up outside of stores to be the first to get all the deals on Black Friday. But how long is too long to wait in those lines? Some people are already camping out for the sales.
November 20, 2012 1:28 pm
Jessica Tata Sentenced To Eighty Years For The Death Of Elias Castillo
Jessica Tata, the Houston daycare operator charged in the murder of a child who died in a fire last year, has been sentenced to 80 years in prison.
November 20, 2012 9:58 am
Home Sales Skyrocket In October, While Inventory Plummets
The number of homes on the market in Houston dropped to the lowest level in over a decade last month. That's thanks to a surge in sales that lifted prices to their highest level ever for an October.
November 19, 2012 4:46 pm
Travel Tips For The Holidays
As the holiday travel week begins, the Houston airports are seeing an increase in travelers. More than 1.5 million passengers are expected to pass through George Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports over 13 days. To avoid delays and frustrations, travelers should follow some basic tips.
November 19, 2012 4:32 pm
UTMB Gets $2.6 Million In Federal Money For Med School Scholarships
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston has been awarded a $2.6 million grant to help disadvantaged students pay for medical school, and avoid huge debts. The problem of medical school debt is closely linked to the shortage of primary care doctors in Texas and nationally.
November 19, 2012 3:31 pm
Jury Deliberates In Sentencing Jessica Tata
A Houston jury is still deciding the punishment for a daycare operator convicted of murder after a fatal fire. Gail Delaughter is at the Harris County Criminal Courthouse downtown.
November 19, 2012 2:41 pm
Harris County Projects Over $4.6 Billion In Property Tax Revenues For 2012
Harris County has begun sending out property tax bills for the current year.
November 19, 2012 2:13 pm
Can Voters Get A Fair Trial In Victor Trevino Case?
One of Harris County’s most popular and well-known lawmen was indicted last week. So what are the challenges of getting a fair trial for both sides with such a high-profile defendant?