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
October 22, 2012 5:12 pm
Houston Drivers Advised Of Overnight Road Work
Drivers are advised of overnight road work on the North Loop near U.S. 290.
October 22, 2012 4:29 pm
Touching Farewell To Late Houston Senator Mario Gallegos
It was standing room only as hundreds filled a downtown Church to pay their respects and say goodbye to State Senator Mario Gallegos. The longtime Texas lawmaker died last week from liver disease.
October 22, 2012 4:06 pm
Broad Foundation Prize Could Come to Houston
HISD is a finalist for the broad prize — an award for overall performance and improvements in urban school districts.
October 22, 2012 6:30 am
Will Texas Taxes Pay For Damaged Counties In Eagle Ford?
When it comes to why the Texas economy is doing better than most, you can thank some of the rural counties south of San Antonio. That's where an enormous amount of oil is now being produced. It means new jobs and more tax revenue. But it's all happening very quickly.
October 22, 2012 5:40 am
The Efforts Of Beautifying Woodland Park And Bayou
A large section of Houston's second oldest park had been forgotten and lost for decades. Many people didn't even know it existed. But that's all changed when five undaunted neighbors became the "Friends of Woodland Park."
October 22, 2012 5:20 am
Early Voting Begins Today
If you've made your decision on the race for president, you can cast your ballot as early as today. Early voting begins this morning.
October 22, 2012 5:00 am
Houston Earns A 'C' For Home Affordability
A new study ranks Houston 11th out of the 25 largest U.S. metro areas in terms of home affordability.
October 21, 2012 7:00 am
At Budget Meetings, Policy Decisions Few Voters Notice
A couple of key "process" decisions — adopting an official prediction of how much the economy and population will grow, and deciding how big a patch to put on the current state budget — could limit state spending for the next two years.
October 20, 2012 7:00 am
What Happens to Gallegos' Senate Seat?
State Sen. Mario Gallegos, D-Houston, died Tuesday, but his name will still appear on the November ballot. What happens to his seat — and how soon his district will have representation in the Senate — is in the hands of Gov. Rick Perry.
October 19, 2012 5:36 pm
Harris County Treasurer Adds More Opposition To HISD Bond Proposal
Days after initial opposition to HISD's nearly $2 billion bond proposal, Harris County Treasurer Orlando Sanchez says he will not support the measure.
October 19, 2012 5:16 pm
Houston Chapter Raises Money For Children's Education In Pakistan
Today, doctors say the teenage Pakistani girl shot by the Taliban stood with some help. The teenager is an outspoken advocate for girls' education. And one group here in Houston is holding a benefit to raise money to for schools in Pakistan — schools that would educate girls like her.
October 19, 2012 3:44 pm
Helping Our Heroes: Local Veteran Organization Needs Your Vote
As we near election day, one local veteran organization is also looking for your vote. "Rebuilding Together Houston" is a group that repairs veteran's homes is in a tight four way race for $25,000 dollars.
October 19, 2012 3:24 pm
Houston Unemployment Drops To 6.3%
September brought a surge in job growth for the Houston area, as well as solid gains at the state level.
October 19, 2012 12:20 pm
Route 88.7 Blog: Update On Houston's Latest Loop, and New Amenities for Rail Riders
Plans Move Ahead for the Grand Parkway, and a New Fleet of Light Rail Cars Starts Arriving in Houston.
October 19, 2012 9:00 am
Part Of The Katy Freeway Will Be Closed This Weekend
TxDOT is advising drivers that a portion of the Katy Freeway will be closed for construction this weekend.
October 19, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: US Senate Candidate Ted Cruz (R)
In the second of a two-part series of conversations with the candidates for U.S. Senate, Republican Ted Cruz explains to Morning Edition host David Pitman his ideas to reduce federal spending and the size of government — and whether Cruz sees President Obama as more of an opponent than the other candidate in the Senate race, Democrat Paul Sadler.
October 19, 2012 5:00 am
Energy Deals Power Mild Increase In Texas M&A Activity
Texas merger and acquisition activity for the first three quarters of 2012 rose 5% compared to the same period last year.
October 18, 2012 4:49 pm
Crime Stoppers Enlists The Community To Fight Crime
Crime Stoppers of Houston hopes to take a bigger bite out of crime through a new fundraising initiative that will enlisting more community support.
October 18, 2012 4:30 pm
ADL Reacts To Ruling Over Kountze Cheerleaders Bible Banners
A judge says an East Texas school district policy, barring cheerleaders from quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school football games, appears to violate their free speech rights.
October 18, 2012 2:57 pm
Memorial Plans For Houston Senator Mario Gallegos Set
Services are now set for Houston state Senator Mario Gallegos Jr., who died earlier this week after a battle with liver disease. The longtime lawmaker will be remembered in Austin and here in Houston.
October 18, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: US Senate Candidate Paul Sadler (D)
We're talking with the two men who hope to be the next U.S. Senator from Texas. Democrat Paul Sadler served in the Texas House of Representatives. He's hoping to pull off a come-from-behind win against Republican Ted Cruz. In this conversation, Sadler explains to Morning Edition Host David Pitman how he's trying to win over the 26 percent of voters who say they haven't thought enough about the race to pick a candidate.
October 18, 2012 5:04 am
Stanford CFO Davis To Testify Against Lopez And Kuhrt
The trial of Stanford Financial Group executives Gilbert Lopez and Mark Kuhrt is now underway here in Houston. The two are accused of aiding and abetting R. Allen Stanford's $7 billion Ponzi scheme.
October 17, 2012 9:15 pm
Drought Leads To Change In Tree Canopies
There is a bumper crop of nuts falling from trees here in the Houston area this fall. Experts say it's a combination of the trees' natural cycle and to stress from the drought. They also say while trees learn to adapt, the canopy's composition will change.
October 17, 2012 3:58 pm
Texas Attorney General Intervenes On Behalf Of Kountze Cheerleaders
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says the state will help a group of cheerleaders fighting for the right to display religious verses at high school football games. A judge in Hardin County, about 90 miles northeast of Houston, will hold a hearing on the issue later today.
October 17, 2012 3:41 pm
Houston Could Host 2017 Super Bowl
After yesterday's announcement that Houston is in the running for the 2017 Super Bowl, Mayor Annise Parker says the city will put in an aggressive bid to get the game.
October 17, 2012 3:11 pm
'As Goes Janesville' Documents The Real Life Stories Of Laid Off GM Employees
The Julia Ideson Public Library downtown will be the venue tonight for the screening of As Goes Janesville. A documentary about the Wisconsin town right after General Motors closed its doors there. Director Brad Lichtenstein will be there for a Q&A tonight.
October 17, 2012 1:35 pm
Day One Of Stanford Execs Trial
The trial of Stanford Financial Group executives Gilbert Lopez and Mark Kuhrt is now underway. The two are accused of aiding and abetting R. Allen Stanford's seven-billion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Andrew Schneider reports from Houston's Federal Courthouse.