October 4, 2013 4:49 pm
Why Healthcare Professionals Worry Uninsured Are Creating A Healthcare Crisis
The number of uninsured people in Harris County was the topic of discussion among healthcare professionals at a conference at the University of Houston. The consensus among attendees was that everybody needs to work together to address the problem.
October 4, 2013 4:22 pm
Vaccination Outreach Suffers Under Government Shutdown
One of the casualties of the partial government shutdown is flu vaccine outreach in underserved Houston communities. With flu season around the corner, one immunization organization is concerned the message will be lost, which could cause big health problems.
October 4, 2013 2:16 pm
City Pushes Ahead With Obamacare Rollout, Despite Bumps In The Road
It's been three days since the federal government launched Healthcare.gov, a new website where uninsured people can shop for subsidized health plans. But the website has been so overwhelmed that it's virtually frozen. Still, that hasn't stopped the enthusiasm — or activities — of health advocates who are spreading the word around Houston.
October 4, 2013 12:54 pm
Event Offers Parents Tips On Applying To Magnets, Other School Options
There are more than 100 choices when it comes to magnet school programs in the Houston Independent School District. It can be an exhausting maze of information. Parents can get tips on school choice this weekend.
October 4, 2013 10:30 am
Davis Highlights Education As She Begins Governor's Campaign
Today, on her first full day as a candidate for governor, State Senator Wendy Davis is making her case to business leaders at the Fort Worth Rotary Club. Advisors say it's important for the Democratic contender to combat the "liberal" label opponents want to pin on her.
October 4, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bill Gilmer On The Shutdown And The Debt Ceiling
This week, KUHF has been reporting on the local effects of the federal government shutdown. Bill Gilmer heads the Institute of Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. He joins Andrew Schneider on the Bauer Business Focus to discuss the shutdown — as well as the potential effects of a default on the national debt.
October 4, 2013 5:00 am
Chevron Phillips Chemical To Begin $6 Billion In Local Construction In 2014
Chevron Phillips' board of directors has approved $6 billion worth of upgrades to the company's Baytown and Old Ocean plants.
October 3, 2013 3:53 pm
Houston Council Committees Don't Always Post Public Notices Online
In this internet age — is it time for local government municipalities to update their policies and post all meeting and agenda notices online? The City of Houston is in compliance with state laws — but isn't doing all it could to keep up with technology.
October 3, 2013 3:50 pm
Indy Cars Mark Return Of Grand Prix In Houston
Indy cars from all over the world will take over Reliant Park this weekend as the Grand Prix returns to Houston.
October 3, 2013 3:12 pm
Here's Why Tropical Storm Karen Won't Affect Houston
Tropical Storm Karen is still hundreds of miles from the Gulf Coast, but it could turn into a hurricane within a day. At this point, Houston probably won't see any effects from the storm.
October 3, 2013 2:23 pm
Twitterverse Reports: Shots Fired Around Capitol Hill
Earlier this afternoon, the U.S. Capitol has been put on a security lockdown amid reports reports of gunshots. One police officer has been injured.
October 3, 2013 1:25 pm
City Of Dickinson Looks To Fix Pedestrian Problems
Dickinson city officials say a lack of sidewalks is making it difficult for some people to take advantage of the city's bus routes. They've now unveiled a new master plan designed to fix the problem. There's a public meeting tonight where residents can get a look at the plan.
October 3, 2013 4:46 am
Shutdown Pares Interior Dept's Work On Offshore Drilling To Essential Functions
Offshore oil and natural gas companies are expressing concern about the effects of a prolonged government shutdown.
October 2, 2013 4:52 pm
Why Americans Are Driving Less And What Smartphones Have To Do With It
A new study finds the use of new technology is responsible for a decrease in driving among Americans — including Texans. The emergence of bike sharing programs, like Houston’s B-Cycle, adds to that trend as well.
October 2, 2013 3:57 pm
Day Two Of Government Shutdown And The Blame Game Continues
Congressional leaders are called to the White House on the second day of a partial government shutdown that has furloughed hundreds of thousands of works. Some Houston area Republican lawmakers question whether Democrats are ready to deal.
October 2, 2013 3:50 pm
Federal Shutdown May Affect Grant Money For Houston
The federal government shutdown is already having an effect inside Houston's City Hall. City department heads are assessing whether federal funding for several local grants may be in jeopardy.
October 2, 2013 3:42 pm
President Khator Says UH Needs To Improve Graduation Rates
It's become a new tradition at the University of Houston for the president to deliver an annual address. Today UH President Renu Khator gave an update on the university's successes — and ways to improve.
October 2, 2013 3:30 pm
TxDOT Goes After Toll Road Scofflaws By Threatening To Make Their Names Public
TxDOT is trying something new in an effort to get toll violators to pay up. The agency is owed millions of dollars in unpaid tolls, and it's now going public with the names of the most serious violators.
October 2, 2013 1:03 pm
How Many Houston-Area People Are Uninsured? Get the Facts for Harris and 12 Other Counties
In our area, using data from the U.S. Census Bureau and estimates of the number of people that will potentially be impacted, the following table includes the estimated number of people in our Region by County:
October 1, 2013 5:37 pm
Despite Delays, Houstonians Optimistic About New Obamacare Website
Today was a historic day in healthcare, the first day uninsured people could sign up for new health plans under the Affordable Care Act. At least, in theory. Houstonians were confronted by a slow and overburdened federal website. Still, Obamacare supporters say a few technical hiccups won’t stop the enrollment effort.
October 1, 2013 5:13 pm
Who Gets The Blame For Government Shutdown?
One political science professor says the government shutdown has made his instruction interesting.
October 1, 2013 4:54 pm
Schools Could See Direct, Indirect Impact From Shutdown
Classes in Greater Houston are still in session. But experts say even a short term government shutdown could impact schools.
October 1, 2013 4:44 pm
Employees Of Johnson Space Center Frustrated Over Government Shutdown
Many federal employees here in Houston stayed home today because of the government shutdown, and that includes the Johnson Space Center, where a handful of workers are keeping an eye on essential operations.
October 1, 2013 4:04 pm
New Texas Poll Shows Support For Water Infrastructure Funding
A new poll of Texas voters suggests the state's proposed water fund is likely to succeed on the November ballot. The Texas Lyceum has new poll numbers coming out this week on a variety of voter-related issues.
October 1, 2013 12:07 pm
Lawrence Goodwyn — Historian, Journalist, and Civil Rights Activist — Dies at 85
Lawrence Goodwyn was one of the most influential historians of the last forty years. But before moving to academia, he was a journalist and civil rights activist in Texas. Andrew Schneider has this remembrance of Goodwyn, who died over the weekend at the age of 85.
October 1, 2013 5:00 am
Speaker Straus: Houston Could Make Or Break Water Funding Referendum
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus headlined the Greater Houston Partnership's State of Water event Monday. The event was devoted to raising awareness about a referendum on funding for the State Water Plan.
September 30, 2013 5:09 pm
Texas Gets Federal Waiver On No Child Left Behind
For more than a decade, schools in Texas and across the country have had to follow the federal law known as "No Child Left Behind." Schools had to make enough progress every year. Otherwise they would be labeled failing This year, that's changing in Texas.
September 30, 2013 4:26 pm
Are Houston Fans Too Harsh On The Texans?
Jersey burnings, anti-Texans banners over the freeway: The Houston Texans are getting a lot of flak after giving up a comfortable lead on Sunday and dropping to 2-2 this season. Are Houston sports fans too harsh?
September 30, 2013 4:01 pm
Coming Soon: International Flights To Originate From Hobby Airport
Southwest Airlines and the City of Houston have broken ground on a brand new international terminal as part of a project that won't cost the city a dime. The new Hobby Airport facility should be ready for business in a couple of years.
September 30, 2013 3:27 pm
Federal Official: Houston is Ready for Tuesday's Obamacare Launch
The city of Houston is bracing for the launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace tomorrow. The marketplace is essentially a website where the uninsured can shop for health plans, and it's a key part of the Affordable Care Act.