October 29, 2012 5:05 pm
Preview Of The Harris County District Attorney's Race
A KUHF-KHOU poll shows a close race for Harris County District Attorney. Results show Republican Mike Anderson leading Democrat Lloyd Oliver 41 to 36 percent. Nineteen percent say they're still undecided. The election pits a longtime defense attorney against a career prosecutor and judge.
October 29, 2012 3:50 pm
NYC Storm Planners In Houston During Ike
As Hurricane Sandy begins slamming the northeast, emergency planners in New York City are using some of the things they learned here in the Houston area during Hurricane Ike four years ago.
October 29, 2012 3:29 pm
Things To Know About Binge Drinking
Eleven Rice University students were hospitalized over the weekend for alcohol poisoning. Binge drinking among college students is still a widespread problem.
October 29, 2012 11:31 am
Houston Feels Sandy's Wrath — Through Flight Cancellations
Hurricane Sandy has forced the cancellation of thousands of flights in the northeast. And that's had a ripple effect here in Houston.
October 29, 2012 10:28 am
Harris County Sheriff Faces Republican Challenger This Election
Adrian Garcia wants to return as Harris County sheriff, but the incumbent Democrat is being challenged by Republican Louis Guthrie. Take a look at both candidates vying for the top law enforcement office in the county.
October 29, 2012 6:30 am
Texas Voters Say 'Obamacare' Influencing Their Vote
With Election Day looming, voters say the economy and budget deficit are still their top priorities. But health care is not far behind. In many polls, voters rate the Affordable Care Act — otherwise known as "Obamacare" — as the fourth most important issue in the presidential race.
October 29, 2012 4:46 am
As Economy Improves, Retailers Plan To Boost Seasonal Hiring
Retailers are anticipating a healthy holiday season as consumer confidence ticks up.
October 28, 2012 7:50 am
Reorganization Yields Early Rewards for Texas Senators
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst upset the normal order of things when he announced his committee leaders four months early. But he did the senators a political favor in the process.
October 28, 2012 6:27 am
Texas Regulators Double Cap for Electricity Prices
Wholesale electricity prices on the Texas power grid will be allowed to go twice as high as is currently possible, following a vote Thursday by the Texas Public Utility Commission. What this move means for Texans' electric bills is unclear.
October 27, 2012 10:30 am
Dog Rescue Group Go Barklistic Over Specially Designed Dog Homes
The Houston Pavilions in Downtown will be alive with the sound of barking this weekend. It's the fourth annual Houston Barkitecture tour where there will be dog houses that might turn the head of even the most pampered pooch.
October 27, 2012 8:30 am
Zombies Walk Houston Streets For Charity
You've no doubt heard of zombies bringing about the end of the world, but what about zombies who raise money for charity? This weekend, just a few days before Halloween, you may see a horde of them walking around downtown Houston doing just that.
October 26, 2012 5:09 pm
Houston Festival Shows Girls How To Reach For The Stars
It's about inspiring young girls to shoot for the stars. The annual Sally Ride Science Festival lands in Houston tomorrow at Rice University. The event brings together hundreds of middle school students for a festive day of science and socializing.
October 26, 2012 4:46 pm
Governor Perry Wants More Stem Cell Research In Texas
Governor Rick Perry is urging the expansion of stem cell research in Texas. The governor invited a stem cell summit to Houston to discuss regenerative medicine.
October 26, 2012 4:00 pm
What Does It Take To Be A Poll Watcher?
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says if international election observers get too close to the polls on Election Day, they could end up in jail. So just what are the qualifications to be a poll watcher?
October 26, 2012 2:13 pm
Houston Forecaster Says Sandy Could Be Another Perfect Storm
Hurricane forecasters here in Houston are keeping a close eye on sandy as that storm heads toward landfall along the East Coast. Sandy could turn into a replay of "the perfect storm" that hit the northeast exactly 21 years ago.
October 26, 2012 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Alan Lish
Halloween marks the deadline for CougarPitch, an elevator pitch competition open to students, faculty, and staff at the University of Houston. Joining Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to discuss the competition is Alan Lish of the Wolff Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Houston’s Bauer College of Business.
October 26, 2012 5:00 am
Greater Houston Public School Debt Hits $6.4 Billion
The Texas Comptroller's Office says the state's outstanding public school debt reached nearly $64 billion in fiscal year 2011.
October 25, 2012 5:12 pm
HISD's Bond Proposal Receives More Endorsement
HISD's 1.9 billion dollar bond proposal got more support from African American elected officials, and alumni and parents of one of the high schools scheduled for replacement.
October 25, 2012 4:49 pm
Galveston Seawall Tourists To Pay For The Pleasure Of Parking Next Year
Paid parking is coming to Galveston's Seawall. A popular tourist spot that had not previously charged a cent and it's not your average old-fashioned parking meter either.
October 25, 2012 3:55 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Houston Airport System Gives a Lift to Aspiring Aviators, While International Traffic Soars
Houston launches a new program for teens interested in aviation careers, and the city sees a boost in the number of international flights.
October 25, 2012 3:07 pm
The Future Of Mario Gallegos' Senate Seat
The passing of State Senator Mario Gallegos leaves a lot of questions about who will represent Senate District 6 in the future. Gallegos is expected to win re-election because it's too late to remove his name from the ballot
October 25, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Joins PIN And Asks Sources If Texas Is Part Of The South
KUHF News just became a member of the Public Insight Network. Listeners and community members can become a part of the network, and share what they know about timely issues. Reporters will reach out to sources with short questionnaires when they're working on a story. The first story for the Public Insight Network was whether or not Texas was part of the South.
October 25, 2012 5:00 am
Houston Ranks Fifth In US As Gateway For International Air Traffic
A new study finds international air travel into and out of the US has more than doubled over the past two decades. Houston is one of the top beneficiaries of the trend.
October 24, 2012 4:23 pm
Local Organizations Fund New Parenting Classes
In Harris County alone, 800,000 parents have kids under 18, but less than 2 percent of them take parenting classes. Now more than 50 local organizations are putting money and resources into increasing that number to help parents when they need it the most.
October 24, 2012 4:00 pm
Houston Sponsors New Aviation Program For Teens
Houston's airport system is launching a new effort to get young people interested in aviation careers.
October 24, 2012 5:00 am
Midsize Companies Power Texas Job Creation
Midsize companies — firms with annual revenues of $10 million to $1 billion dollars — are now adding jobs at almost double the national average. Texas is one of the leading beneficiaries of that trend.
October 23, 2012 4:29 pm
Astros Owner Leads Reinvestment Program For City Youth Ballparks
The Houston Astros and the City of Houston team up to build or refurbish youth baseball and softball fields in disadvantaged neighborhoods throughout the city.
October 23, 2012 3:52 pm
Using Houston Model To Combat Human Trafficking
According to the State Department's ambassador on human trafficking, Houston is leading the nation in initiatives to combat the problem. The Ambassador is in Houston to spread the word, but also to discuss what more needs to be done.
October 23, 2012 5:00 am
Cheap Natural Gas Liquids Fueling Petrochemical Plant Expansion
Prices for natural gas liquids have dropped sharply this year amid growing supplies. But there's a silver lining for Houston.
October 22, 2012 7:30 pm
Election 2012: Third And Final Presidential Debate Blog