July 30, 2012 12:46 pm
Campaign Finance Investigation Gives Texas Low Score
The Texas primary season finally comes to an end tomorrow with runoff elections in a handful of races. And as always – money played a large role in deciding the winners. Money that flows through a system that get low marks from the State Integrity Investigation. The study looked at several aspects of state government across the country – giving each a grade on how well state law prevents corruption.
July 30, 2012 5:30 am
Local Organization Helps Ivy League Dreams Come True
The dream of an Ivy League or top-tier college education might seem out of reach for some low-income, high-performing students here in Houston, but one fledgling, volunteer-based organization is helping make some of those dreams come true. One man and a group of volunteers are building what they hope will be a way for many more top students to head off to elite schools.
July 30, 2012 5:13 am
City Of Houston Releases Shooting Survival Video
In the wake of last week's shootings in Colorado, the City of Houston has released a six minute video instructing the public how to survive a similar mass shooting event.
July 30, 2012 4:52 am
Approval Of Keystone XL's Southern Leg Will Aid Gulf Coast Refiners
Federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern leg will be a boon to local refineries.
July 29, 2012 8:33 am
Shakespeare Goes Texan
It's Houston vs. Galveston, so get ready to sport your t-shirts, hats, and flags — at the Shakespeare festival? The Houston Shakespeare festival kicks off this week at Miller Outdoor Theater, and the directors have found a way to make our Texas audience feel right at home.
July 29, 2012 7:28 am
State Tackles Concerns In Medicaid Dental System
State officials, dentists and other providers met Friday on how to treat orthodontic transfer patients, why some corporate clinics are allowed to use gift cards and pizza to lure new patients and other technicalities related to the transition to Medicaid managed care.
July 28, 2012 10:26 am
Severe Midwest Drought Affecting US Food Prices
The Agriculture Department is projecting an increase in food prices due to the drought that's affecting farmers across the country. That has some restaurant owners wondering whether to raise prices for consumers or to eat the cost themselves.
July 28, 2012 7:56 am
Dewhurst Drops Restraint Over Stints in Air Force, CIA
In the final weeks of the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has turned to his time in the military and the CIA to draw a contrast between himself and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.
July 27, 2012 5:05 pm
UTMB Shedding 51 Positions, Adjusting To State And Federal Cuts
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is laying off 51 people but says the long-term plan is to grow the workforce.
July 27, 2012 3:57 pm
VIDEO: Girls Lift To Win At The Junior Olympic Games In Houston
Three teenage girls lift some heavy weights, and work towards breaking some records in their age group. The girls are part of the Cross Trainers team, based near Beaumont.
July 27, 2012 3:56 pm
Construction A Go For Southern Leg Of Keystone XL
TransCanada Corporation announced it has received the last of three key permits needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.
July 27, 2012 1:04 pm
How Ted Cruz Won Tea Party Support, And Dewhurst Didn't
Some of the Tea Party's biggest names will be in the Woodlands this evening. Sarah Palin and Senator Jim DeMint are the headliners for a rally to support Ted Cruz. The former solicitor general faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff election for the GOP Senate nomination.
July 27, 2012 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bryant Price
With primary runoffs next week and the Republican Convention just a month away, Houston airwaves are already crammed with political ads. Bryant Price is president and CEO of Agama Advertising. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss what the campaign season means for his industry and for Houston business.
July 27, 2012 4:56 am
IHS Study Finds Eagle Ford Drilling Results Superior To Bakken
A new study by economic research firm IHS finds the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas rivals the Bakken Shale as a contender for best tight oil play in the U.S.
July 26, 2012 6:44 pm
Metro Is Closer To Crafting Ballot Referendum
Metro board members submit various proposals on how to best use the agency's tax revenues. The ideas will now be studied and one will end up on the November ballot as a referendum.
July 26, 2012 6:33 pm
Civil Rights Group Sets Up Shop In Houston
A civil rights organization has opened a permanent office in Houston. This will be the fifth location for the nonprofit known as the Texas Civil Rights Project.
July 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Junior Olympics At The George R. Brown Convention Center
Today, we go to the George R. Brown Convention Center to see some kids with big dreams. Thousands of young athletes are representing themselves in the AAU Junior Olympics here in Houston.
July 26, 2012 4:35 pm
Waste Management Announces 700 Layoffs
Houston-based Waste Management announced it would lay off roughly 700 employees as part of an effort to restructure the company and cut costs.
July 26, 2012 1:36 pm
NASA Introduces Next ISS Astronauts
A replacement crew of astronauts for the International Space Station launch from Russia in October. A Soyuz Rocket will take the six for expeditions 33 and 34. They include Oleg Novitskiy, who's flying to ISS for the first time.
July 26, 2012 11:33 am
Integration Costs Hurting United Continental Earnings
The parent company of United Airlines said its second-quarter net income dropped 37% as it continued to hit obstacles in its integration of Continental.
July 26, 2012 6:25 am
KUHF Conversations: Former Educator Grady Yarbrough
Tuesday July 31st is the Texas primary runoff for both Democrats and Republicans vying for the vacated seat of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KUHF's David Pitman spoke with former educator Grady Yarbrough on his views.
July 26, 2012 5:07 am
Parks Dept. Seeks Corporate Partners To Help Plug Revenue Gap
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking official corporate partnerships for the first time as the agency continues to struggle with the effects of budget cuts, droughts, and wildfires.
July 25, 2012 5:24 pm
The Next Best Thing To The Olympics ... Junior Olympics
It's not the Olympics taking place in London, but for thousands of young athletes from all over the country, it's the next best thing. They're in town for the 2012 Junior Olympic Games.
July 25, 2012 4:57 pm
If You're An AmeriCorps' Member, Harris County's DOE Wants You!
If you ever thought about working with kids and are a member of Americorps, a program that serves the community, then you might want to check out the Harris County Department of Education. Right now, they're looking for enthusiastic and energetic people to work in their after school programs.
July 25, 2012 4:48 pm
Metro Considers How Tax Revenues Should Be Used In The Future
Metro's board meets tomorrow to discuss the future of its General Mobility Program. The program shares sales tax revenues with local communities for transportation projects, but some leaders say more money needs to go toward Houston transit.
July 25, 2012 4:05 pm
Texas Ranks Low in Study of Children's Well-Being
A national report that measures the well-being of children ranks Texas 44th in the country. The report tallies how well Texas kids are doing in areas like health coverage and teen births. The lone star state is not shining too brightly when it comes to child welfare.
July 25, 2012 3:26 pm
Environment Texas Call For Legislature To Stop Water Wasters
While the state deals with a lingering drought a leading Texas environment group is calling on the state legislature to change the way the state deals with water.
July 25, 2012 11:26 am
ConocoPhillips Earnings Fall With Spinoff Of Refining Business
Houston-based ConocoPhillips says net income fell 33% in the second quarter, as oil prices fell and it shed its refining and pipelines business.
July 25, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Former East Texas State Representative Paul Sadler
Tuesday July 31st is the Texas primary runoff for both Democrats and Republicans vying for the vacated seat of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KUHF's David Pitman spoke with former East Texas state Representative Paul Sadler on his views.
July 25, 2012 5:00 am
Texas Economy Grows In May
The Texas economy continued to grow in May, according to Comerica Bank’s latest monthly index.