September 29, 2013 6:00 am
Researchers: Texas Not Ready For Next Hurricane
Five years after Hurricane Ike slammed into the Texas Gulf Coast, researchers suggest the region may actually be more vulnerable to future storms than it was before, as its population and industry continue to grow without new safeguards.
September 27, 2013 5:26 pm
This Weekend Discovery Green Belongs To The Dogs
Discovery Green has gone to the dogs this weekend — wet dogs. The premier canine aquatics competition, returns for its 6th year at Discovery Green, as dogs of all shapes and sizes compete in events that includes a running leap into a 40-foot long pool.
September 27, 2013 4:56 pm
Grand Jury Returns Rare Indictment Over Officer-Involved Shooting In Conroe
A Montgomery County grand jury has indicted a Conroe police officer for allegedly killing a teenage shoplifting suspect and giving false statements about the event. Indictments of officers involved in shootings are extremely rare in Montgomery County
September 27, 2013 4:41 pm
MD Anderson Expands To New Jersey
MD Anderson has finalized plans to expand to New Jersey, where it will compete for cancers patients in the South Jersey and the Philadelphia area. The cancer center will partner with Cooper University Hospital.
September 27, 2013 3:17 pm
Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall Accuses Mayor Parker Of Graft, Corruption
Former city attorney Ben Hall is bringing strong accusations against Mayor Annise Parker as he seeks to unseat her in the Houston mayoral election. Hall calls Parker a corrupt mayor who trades city contracts for campaign contributions.
September 27, 2013 2:36 pm
Groups File Suit To Stop Texas Bill On Abortion Restrictions
More than a dozen women's health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos before it was approved.
September 27, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bonnie Dunbar On Spaceflight And STEM Education
Former NASA astronaut Bonnie Dunbar is a veteran of five shuttle missions, logging over fifty days in space. She's now heading an effort at the University of Houston to promote education in science, technology, engineering, and math — or STEM fields. Dunbar joins Andrew Schneider on this week's installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
September 27, 2013 6:00 am
KUHF-KHOU Poll Shows Widespread Support For Texting While Driving Ban
Distracted driving causes more than 3,000 deaths annually in the United States. The KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll asked likely voters whether they would support a ban on texting while driving.
September 27, 2013 5:00 am
Canada's PM Harper Weighs In On Keystone XL Fight
Canada's prime minister says he "won't take no for an answer" if the Obama Administration rejects the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would carry oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Texas Gulf Coast.
September 26, 2013 3:47 pm
HPD Briefs Houston Agencies On New Boarding Home Ordinance
Members of the HPD Mental Health Division met with other Houston area agencies today to brief them on its new investigative team. The team will enforce the city’s new boarding home ordinance.
September 26, 2013 3:40 pm
Harris County's Public Hospitals and Clinics Will Help In Obamacare Enrollment Effort
All across Houston, local health groups are gearing up for Tuesday. That's when uninsured Texans can start enrolling in new insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act. One of the biggest players is Harris Health, the county's publicly funded health system.
September 26, 2013 2:16 pm
Billboard Campaign Reminds Voters Of Photo ID Requirement
Harris County is ramping up its awareness campaign, reminding voters that a photo I.D. will be required in the upcoming election. That includes a billboard campaign outlining the types of I.D.s that work.
September 26, 2013 6:00 am
KUHF-KHOU Election Poll Finds Almost Half of Voters Would Have Supported Early Education Tax
This summer education advocates and business leaders tried to put an early education tax on the ballot in November. Their effort failed. But numbers from the KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll show almost half of likely voters would have supported it.
September 26, 2013 5:00 am
Bill Gates Buys Four Seasons Houston
Bill Gates is taking a major stake in Houston's downtown. The Microsoft founder and multi-billionaire is buying the Four Seasons Hotel Houston for an undisclosed sum.
September 25, 2013 4:55 pm
Average Prices for New Obamacare Health Plans Revealed
The insurance marketplaces that are a key part of Obamacare don't go on-line until Tuesday. But the federal government gave the public a sneak peek of what the insurance plans could actually cost. The average premiums in Texas are slightly less than in other states, but that doesn't mean uninsured people will actually enroll.
September 25, 2013 4:34 pm
Houston School District Wins Broad Prize For Second Time
The Houston Independent School District has won one of the top education awards in the country. It's called the Broad Prize.
September 25, 2013 4:04 pm
Tomball Project Breaks Ground, Hopes To Relieve Congestion
Traffic congestion is a way of life in Houston and the outer regions. In an effort to keep up with the growth in the Tomball area, ground was broken for the Tomball Tollway Project.
September 25, 2013 3:36 pm
Houston Beats The Odds For Scenic City Designation
Houston is the first and only major metropolitan city in the state to get a certification from the group Scenic Texas.
September 25, 2013 1:04 pm
Cruz Marathon Ends; The Debate About Effectiveness Begins
The marathon speech by Sen. Ted Cruz doesn't block Obamacare funding because a key procedural vote on the issue was already scheduled. But the Texas Republican says he wasn't elected to stay quiet.
September 25, 2013 6:30 am
The Father Of Environmental Justice Sees Danger In How Texas Regulates
Texas is leading the nation in creating jobs. One factor is the big growth in the oil and gas industry. But as more wells are drilled and more crude is processed, there are worries about pollution and its effect on communities. Just who benefits and who loses? Here's StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling with more on what's called "environmental justice."
September 25, 2013 6:00 am
KUHF-KHOU 11 News Survey Finds Voters Support Inmate Processing Center
It's all in the name. Harris County is asking voters to approve a bond issue this fall to build a joint inmate processing center with the City of Houston. According to early numbers from the new KUHF-KHOU 11 News poll, regardless of crime, voters are showing support for this measure.
September 25, 2013 5:00 am
UK Seeks Texas Support For Transatlantic Trade Deal
The United States and the European Union are gearing up for the second round of talks on a transatlantic free trade agreement.
September 24, 2013 4:42 pm
Runoff Election Day Remains Saturday, May Be Moved To Tuesday Later
A Houston City Council committee today recommended keeping the city’s run-off election day on a Saturday. But committee members remained open for the possibility of changing it to a Tuesday in the future.
September 24, 2013 4:38 pm
Elections Officials: There Are Many Ways To Get Photo ID
Local and state elections officials are in Houston spreading the word about new photo ID requirements in the upcoming election. Voters have a number of options when it comes to getting a valid photo ID that will allow them to cast their ballots in November.
September 24, 2013 3:59 pm
Harris County Deputies To Get Long Awaited Pay Raises
Harris County constables and sheriff's deputies will get a pay raise after years without any increase.
September 24, 2013 1:38 pm
UH Geoscientists Focus Their Attention On An Active Fault In Pakistan
Today's deadly earthquake in southwestern Pakistan happened along a branch of a fault that will be getting a lot of attention here in Houston. A geoscientist at the University of Houston has won a nearly half-million dollar grant to better understand the largest fault of its kind in Central Asia.
September 24, 2013 1:25 pm
Hurricane Season Over? Expert Says Pretty Much
Officially, there are still more than two months left in the Atlantic hurricane season, but one local weather expert says we're pretty much out of danger here in the Houston area.
September 24, 2013 5:30 am
KUHF-KHOU Election Poll Shows Voters Unimpressed With Mayoral Race
Houstonians are more optimistic about the direction the city is headed but they don't give all the credit to Houston Mayor Annise Parker. Numbers from the new KUHF-KHOU 11 News Election Poll show Parker's approval rating is good — but not many people say they'll vote for her in the upcoming election.
September 24, 2013 5:00 am
Holiday Hiring Expected To Slip For First Time Since 2008
Retailers are gearing up for their busiest three months of the year. Early indications are that stores will be hiring fewer workers this holiday season than in 2012.
September 23, 2013 4:36 pm
UH Hopes New Smart Trash Compactors Will Save Money, Environment
The University of Houston is using a new system to reduce its carbon footprint. Its new solar-powered trash cans not only compress waste, they also send a signal when they need to be emptied.