November 9, 2012 5:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Steven Craig
President Obama and Congress have less than two months to reach a compromise on deficit reduction. If they can't, steep across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts will take effect automatically on January 1. Steven Craig teaches public sector economics at the University of Houston. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to discuss the fiscal cliff.
November 9, 2012 4:00 am
Mayor Parker Leads Houston Trade Mission To Mideast
Mayor Annise Parker is on her way to the Middle East for an eight-day trade mission.
November 8, 2012 5:00 pm
Knowing CPR, A Matter Of Life And Death
The Houston Fire Department reminds us that learning CPR can save a life, especially a family member. Donald Willis is thankful to be alive because of the quick actions of his son and wife, and to members of Fire Station 49 in West Houston.
November 8, 2012 4:25 pm
Texas Planned Parenthood Wins Temporary Court Reprieve To Stay In Women's Health Program
Planned Parenthood won a temporary court injunction today that will allow it to remain in the Women's Health Program. The organization is trying to prevent state officials from kicking it out of the government program, which provides gynecological exams and birth control to low-income women.
November 8, 2012 3:23 pm
Helping Our Heroes: Free Legal Advice For Vets
It's called defending America's defenders, pro-bono lawyers and legal clinics that assist veteran's with issues like bankruptcy, claiming VA benefits or custody battles. In our continuing veteran series Helping our Heroes and with just a few days till Veteran's Day, we take a look at these clinics.
November 8, 2012 2:48 pm
Testimony Wraps In Day Care Fire Trial
Testimony has wrapped up in the trial of a Houston woman charged with murder after a deadly fire at her home day care.
November 8, 2012 4:30 am
New Houston Study Looks At Bus And Bike Commuting
METRO and the Houston-Galveston Area Council have launched a study on how to make it easier to get around by combining bus and bike travel. They're looking for bike and transit riders for a focus group.
November 8, 2012 4:00 am
TransCanada Still Hopeful On Obama Greenlight Of Keystone XL
TransCanada remains optimistic that a re-elected President Obama will approve construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline during his second term.
November 8, 2012 12:54 am
After The Election: A Consumer's Guide To The Health Law
The law contains a number of provisions that are changing the rules of health care for consumers.
November 7, 2012 3:55 pm
Superintendent And Principals Discuss Passage Of HISD Bond Proposal
At his monthly meeting with school principals, HISD Superintendent Terry Grier discussed the next step after voters approved the $1.9 billion dollar bond proposal. The money will be used to rebuild or renovate 38 schools across the district.
November 7, 2012 3:30 pm
What Cruz's Senate Victory Means For Texas, The Senate, And The Tea Party
Most of the U.S House and Senate candidates who lined up with the Tea Party did not win their races last night. Two notable exceptions were Michele Bachmann in Minnesota — and Ted Cruz here in Texas. So what does Cruz's victory means for the state, the Senate, and for the Tea Party.
November 7, 2012 3:20 pm
Sullivan Cautiously Claims Victory In County Tax Office Race
After a nail-biter of an election night, Houston City Councilman Mike Sullivan says he's cautiously declaring victory in the race to be Harris County's next tax assessor-collector.
November 7, 2012 2:39 pm
Houston Mayor Celebrates Passage Of $410 Million Bonds
Now that houston voters have authorized the city to take out more than $400 million dollars in bonds for various improvements — Houston Mayor Annise Parker says she's ready to get to work on various city-wide improvements to parks — libraries — public safety and affordable housing.
November 7, 2012 2:21 pm
Alvarado Expected To Formally Announce Run for Gallegos' Senate Seat
State Representative and former Houston City Councilwoman Carol Alvarado is expected to formally announce next week that she'll run for the state Senate seat left open after the death of Mario Gallegos.
November 7, 2012 4:00 am
Unemployment Drove Spike In US Suicide Rates
A report published on the website of British medical journal The Lancet shows the U.S. suicide rate quadrupled during the first few years of the recession.
November 7, 2012 12:58 am
Tea Party Darling Ted Cruz Is New US Senator
Tea Party-backed Republican Ted Cruz has won the race for Texas' open U.S. Senate seat. He beat former Democratic state Representative Paul Sadler to succeed retiring Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison.
November 7, 2012 12:46 am
UH Students Watch Election Results Roll In
Hundreds of University of Houston students watched the election results come in last night. Many of them were first-time voters, and most of them were only watching the results of the presidential election.
November 7, 2012 12:20 am
METRO Bond Passes
A referendum on whether METRO should continue to share its transit tax revenues passed by almost a 4 to 1 margin. The agency will continue to divert revenue to Harris County, Houston and other municipalities, which can then use the money for roads and bridges.
November 6, 2012 11:16 pm
HISD Gets $1.9 Billion Bond Approved
The city has been flooded by signs, billboards and TV ads asking for a "yes" vote on the Houston Independent School District's bond proposal. Yesterday voters approved that bond and now HISD will receive 1.9 billion dollars to improve 38 schools.
November 6, 2012 9:56 pm
Harris County's Next DA: Republican Mike Anderson
Republican Mike Anderson is the projected winner of the Harris County District Attorney's race.
November 6, 2012 3:29 pm
Galveston County Polling Locations To Remain Open Until 8:45 PM
Galveston voters have a couple extra hours to cast their ballots this evening. State District Judge John Ellisor ordered that polling locations stay open until 8:54 p.m. because of a problem with voting machines this morning. Galveston County Clerk Dwight Sullivan says machines weren't calibrated early enough this morning.
November 6, 2012 2:12 pm
Election Day 2012 Blog
November 6, 2012 5:32 am
Texas Legislature May Target Overweight Trucks
It's Election Day and one issue sure to confront the lawmakers you send to Austin: How to pay for the billions of dollars in road damage from heavy trucks. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling with the story on why the wear and tear is getting worse.
November 6, 2012 3:56 am
DHS Lifts Restrictions On Shipping Oil Products To Northeast
Northeastern states continue to reel under gasoline shortages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The Homeland Security Department is hoping to ease the problem by lifting restrictions on shipping petroleum products between U.S. ports.
November 5, 2012 3:48 pm
Congresswoman Tells Harris County Voters Not To Be Intimidated
Houston congresswoman says Harris County residents need to speak up if they feel they're being kept from voting.
November 5, 2012 3:37 pm
Tomorrow Voters To Decide On Texas' Largest Bond Proposal
Houston voters will head to the polls tomorrow to make the final decision on HISD's nearly 1.9 billion dollar bond proposal. It would help the district rebuild or renovate dozens of schools.
November 5, 2012 2:49 pm
METRO Referendum Could Confuse Voters
One of the closest local races on the ballot tomorrow isn't between two candidates. It's the METRO referendum — which asks voters to decide whether the transit agency should reauthorize a revenue-sharing plan with area municipalities.
November 5, 2012 11:39 am
TxDOT Studies Possibility Of New Passenger Rail Service
TxDOT is launching a two-year study on whether passenger rail service would help cut down on traffic on some of the state's most congested freeways. The study will look at the possibility of a new passenger line between South Texas and Oklahoma City. State transportation officials will also consider how to pay for it.
November 5, 2012 11:29 am
Early Voting Popularity Rises With New Record In Harris County
Early voting set a new record in Harris County. More than three-quarters-of-a-million voters cast ballots either in person or by mail by Friday night's deadline. It appears the increasing popularity of early voting is here to stay.
November 5, 2012 7:33 am
What Does It Mean To Be An Independent Voter In Texas?
Independent voters outnumber those who call themselves Democrats or Republicans. But what, exactly, is an independent voter? And what sort of influence, if any, do independents really have in Texas?