October 22, 2013 5:16 pm
Cornyn: UN Arms Trade Treaty Would Negatively Affect American Gun Owners
Fifty U.S. senators have signed a letter to President Barack Obama after Secretary of State John Kerry signed the U.N. Arms Trade Treaty last month. One of those senators is John Cornyn of Texas. Cornyn held a roundtable to discuss how the treaty would affect American gun owners if it was ratified.
October 22, 2013 4:37 pm
Metro Officials Point To Increased Ridership As A Sign Of Transit Agency's Success
Metro officials say the state of Houston's transit agency is strong, as it rolls out new light rail lines and works to increase ridership. But one of the biggest challenges that lies ahead is to find a new permanent leader.
October 22, 2013 3:26 pm
Performance-Based Funding Gets OK From Some University Presidents — With Caveats
University presidents from the Greater Houston region recently discussed issues they all face. One is if they should receive funding based on how well they educate students.
October 22, 2013 3:00 pm
Critical Mass Leaders Working To Make Ride Less Intrusive
The leaders of Houston's Critical Mass bicycle ride say they're working to make their event less intrusive to motorists who often get stuck waiting for hundreds of cyclists to pass.
October 22, 2013 5:00 am
Omani Trade Delegation Aims At Tighter Investment Links To Houston
Houston is preparing to host a high-level trade delegation tomorrow from Oman. It's the first stop of a three-city American tour, which will also take in Chicago and New York.
October 21, 2013 5:17 pm
New Houston Program Enlists Neighborhood Groups To Help Clean Up Overgrown Lots
The City of Houston has launched a new program designed to help neighborhoods plagued by overgrown and abandoned lots. Under that program, the city is lending a hand to neighborhood groups that want to do cleanup projects on their own.
October 21, 2013 5:04 pm
Phillips, Adams To Be Remembered Differently In Houston
Houston has lost two of the city's professional football icons over the past few days. On Friday, former Oiler coach Bum Phillips died and then today, former Oilers owner Bud Adams passed Away. One man who covered both of them says they'll be remembered for different things.
October 21, 2013 4:44 pm
Why The Shutdown Didn't Make Things Easier For Immigration Reform Advocates
Earlier this year immigration reform advocates celebrated the Senate's historic passage of a comprehensive immigration reform bill with a path to citizenship. It seems clear it wouldn't be as easy in the House of Representatives.
October 21, 2013 4:33 pm
Early Voting Begins, So Does Requiring Photo Identification
Early voting is underway for the November 5 elections. It is the first time voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls.
October 21, 2013 4:14 pm
Houston Mayor Annise Parker Promises More Street Improvements
Houston Mayor Annise Parker says Houstonians will soon see more street repairs and fewer potholes. The mayor spoke about several transportation issues on KUHF's Houston Matters today.
October 21, 2013 4:06 pm
Ultra Petroleum Takes $650M Stake In Utah's Uinta Basin
Ultra Petroleum is expanding its operations into Utah. The North Houston-based company announced it is purchasing a tract of oil-producing land for $650 million.
October 21, 2013 1:19 pm
Two Legendary Football Icons Die Days Apart
Houston fans have lost two of the city's football pioneers in just a matter of days. Former Oiler's Coach Bum Phillips Friday died at the age of 90. Today, former Oilers owner Bud Adams died at his home here in Houston, also at 90 years old.
October 21, 2013 12:26 pm
Tour Guide Shows Visitors Around Houston's Underground World
Eating at food courts and mingling with office workers may not seem like an interesting thing thing to do when you're visiting a new city, but lots of people do it when they come to Houston. Hundreds of people every year go on tours of the downtown tunnels, the bustling network beneath the streets that connects Houston's high-rise buildings.
October 21, 2013 5:30 am
OPEC Plus 40 — How Houston Changed, Then And Now
Forty years ago this month, the oil producing countries of the Middle East decided to cut oil exports in what became known as the OPEC oil embargo of 1973. It sent a shock around the world, forcing everyone to rethink how they acquire, and consume, energy. How did the embargo change Houston and how are the effects still felt today?
October 21, 2013 5:00 am
Longer Lifespans, Lower Retirement Savings, Squeeze Both Seniors And Caregivers
Assisted living is expected to see strong growth in the years ahead, as the baby boomers hit their seventies. But the demographic wave also poses a stark economic challenge to the industry.
October 18, 2013 4:35 pm
Navigation Blvd Esplanade Said To Preserve East End Culture While Looking To Future
Community leaders joined long time East Enders in the official ribbon-cutting of the Navigation Boulevard Esplanade. The 3 block stretch is an art-filled pedestrian space that many hope will become a new commercial and cultural hub for visitors to one of Houston's most vibrant neighborhoods.
October 18, 2013 4:04 pm
MD Anderson Announces Moon Shots Program's First Successes After One Year
It's been a year since the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center launched its Moon Shots Program — an ambitious effort to reduce the number of cancer deaths. The hospital now has an update on the program’s accomplishments after one year.
October 18, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Patricia Will on the Business of Assisted Living
As America's population ages, the demand for assisted living facilities is growing dramatically. Patricia Will is co-founder and president of Houston-based Belmont Village Senior Living. She joins Andrew Schneider on this week's installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
October 18, 2013 5:00 am
What The Government Shutdown Cost Houston
The federal shutdown is over, but it's likely to hurt economic growth for the fourth quarter. And Houston won't escape the damage.
October 17, 2013 5:50 pm
Supporters Of Prop. 6 More Worried About Ignorance Than Opposition
On Nov. 5, Houstonians will go to the polls. On the ballot will not only be candidates for mayor and city council, but also a statewide referendum that’s meant to address the state's water shortage. Support runs high among politicians of all colors — but supporters of Proposition 6 are afraid that not enough voters know about it.
October 17, 2013 5:42 pm
Dengue in Houston: What You Need To Know
Scientists have determined that dengue fever has popped up in the Houston area. Dengue is a dangerous tropical virus carried by mosquitoes. It's the first time it's been identified in a major U.S. city.
October 17, 2013 5:26 pm
Restaurant Business Picks Up After NASA Workers Return
Thousands of NASA workers are back on the job after lawmakers ended the partial government shutdown. While the furloughed workers will be getting back pay under the agreement, a union representative says it's possible that they may have to go through this again.
October 17, 2013 2:01 pm
Case Keenum To Start For The Texans This Sunday Against The Chiefs
The Houston Texans say former University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum will get the start under center Sunday against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Starter Matt Schaub was injured in last Sunday's loss against the Rams and won't play. Coach Kubiak says Keenum deserves a shot.
October 17, 2013 6:30 am
Why Fracking's Gusher Of Geothermal Energy Is Wasted
Across Texas, oil and gas companies have drilled thousands of new wells, bringing up millions of barrels of oil and vast quantities of natural gas. But something else has been shooting up to the surface: millions of gallons of water. Often times that water is very hot — which means it could be put to a very good use. But it's not. Here's why from StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling.
October 17, 2013 5:15 am
Mark Cuban, The Billionaire Mavericks Owner, Acquitted Of Insider Trading
A jury has cleared billionaire Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban of insider trading charges. The verdict came after just three hours of deliberation.
October 17, 2013 5:00 am
Local Auto Dealers Rack Up Strongest Quarter In A Dozen Years
Houston area car and truck sales powered ahead in September, even as sales stalled across much of the rest of the country.
October 16, 2013 5:05 pm
Effects Of Shutdown Leave Houston-Bound Refugees In Limbo
A deal to end the partial government shutdown may be closer than ever, but for many the damage has been done. One group suffering from the effects of the shutdown is refugees trying to settle in the United States. Many will be in limbo for weeks even after the shutdown is resolved.
October 16, 2013 4:30 pm
Why Houston Insiders Have An Eye On City Council District A
Early voting starts on Monday and all of Houston's City Council seats are on the ballot. But the council race that insiders have an eye on is in District A — on the near west side of town.
October 16, 2013 4:16 pm
Parker Supports Current Property Tax Rate, Hall Supports 2 Cent Decrease
Houston's property tax rate was front and center at Houston City Hall. Mayoral candidate Ben Hall has called for a 2 cent property tax reduction, while incumbent Annise Parker asked council to maintain the same tax rate as last year.
October 16, 2013 6:30 am
The Business Of Student Financial Aid: Feds Zero In On Abusive Practices
In the second of a two part series on the campus debit card industry, KUHF takes a closer look at the business practices in the sector — with a focus on its most significant player, Higher One.