February 21, 2012 3:18 pm
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February 21, 2012 11:25 am
Texas leads the nation in making and using electricity. Which also means Texas is a leader in the air pollution from all those power plants. But now, there may be a way to reduce some of that pollution by making it disappear — underground.
February 21, 2012 10:00 am
Washington is taking a tough line with Houston companies that trade with countries under U.S. sanctions. That's a change from previous years.
February 20, 2012 9:29 pm
Higher gasoline prices could soon impact consumers in the pocketbook to the point they'll have to decide how to live. One analyst thinks it will be here before the end of the year — maybe sooner.
February 20, 2012 9:05 pm
Some school books will soon be a thing of the past and change the way children are learning in the classroom.
February 20, 2012 7:44 pm
Houston drivers have a new option for getting around quicker on existing lanes. Metro is now allowing vehicles with one occupant to use the Gulf Freeway HOV lane and calling them HOT lanes.
February 20, 2012 6:22 pm
In the half month since abandoning his presidential campaign, Governor Rick Perry has been to his office just three times and stayed no longer than three hours each time, based on state calendars.
February 20, 2012 6:05 pm
Houston gasoline prices go up another 3.4¢ a gallon in the past week, for an average of $3.46 for a gallon of regular unleaded. The price is .05¢ lower than the national average.
February 20, 2012 10:03 am
After years of just one light rail line in Houston, three new routes are now under construction at the same time. It's a huge undertaking for Metro, but also a big sacrifice for the many small businesses along the new routes. Those construction headaches could eventually pay-off.
February 20, 2012 9:50 am
The National Weather Service recruits and trains spotters to report on hazardous weather conditions. Meteorologists use data from Doppler radar, satellite and surface weather stations, but these volunteers help fill in the gaps.
February 20, 2012 9:46 am
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is announcing a vast expansion of its job fair program for returning veterans and Houston could benefit.
February 19, 2012 1:00 pm
With redistricting fights pushing the primaries closer to summertime — and further from the possibility of giving the state’s Republican voters any say in who should be their presidential nominee — turnout could be even lower than normal.
February 18, 2012 1:00 pm
While the White House and Congress continue to hold their ground over the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, the Canadian company that wants to build it is still using its land seizure powers to get property easements for the ambitious project. And it's causing some hard feelings in a politically conservative patch of Texas.
February 17, 2012 11:07 pm
The NCAA and Major League Baseball come to Houston to host the 2012 urban invitational this weekend. The annual round-robin tournament is designed to bring exposure to some of the country's best baseball programs at historically black colleges and universities.
February 17, 2012 10:03 pm
Mayor Annise Parker is pushing hard for more transparency from the city's three pension funds. She says she would even file a lawsuit against the funds if they don't release information to help her balance the city budget.
February 17, 2012 8:48 pm
It's one of the most important documents in American history and it's on display for a short time at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Normally, The Emancipation Proclamation, signed by President Abraham Lincoln, is only available for public viewing once a year in Washington — which is why some are calling this a once in a lifetime chance.
February 17, 2012 7:48 pm
It's back to the drawing board for a study called charting buffalo that drew sharp criticism from some Houston residents. The study is a project of the Harris County Flood Control District to add detention basins to flood-prone areas along Buffalo
February 17, 2012 11:26 am
Swift Worldwide Resources is one of the leading staffing firms for the global oil and gas sector, with 21 offices across six continents. CEO Tobias Read recently moved Swift's global headquarters from London to Houston. Read joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to talk about the move and about the staffing challenges facing the industry.
February 17, 2012 10:23 am
Attorneys for R. Allen Stanford questioned several of the Houston financier's former employees yesterday. Not all the testimony was in their client's favor.
February 16, 2012 11:45 pm
Texas public school students will be taking a new state test this year. But there is some pressure for the Texas Education Commissioner to delay his order for a year. Parents are concerned because the new test scores will count toward the student's final grade.
February 16, 2012 10:23 pm
Nearly 1,000 16-year-old's die every year from fatal car crashes. In fact, at age 16 kids are five times more likely to be involved in a fatal crash than any other age group. One organization is working to lower that number by allowing parents to track their teens driving habits — but is this going one step too far?
February 16, 2012 9:04 pm
It now appears Texas won't have as much influence as some would like in selecting the Republican presidential nominee. The federal judge in the protracted battle over voting district maps says the state should 'not' expect to be able to hold its primary before late May. By then, the GOP may have pretty much figured out who will go up against President Obama in the fall.
February 16, 2012 8:24 pm
CenterPoint Energy will build a new facility in the East End of Houston to house its regional natural gas services.
February 16, 2012 8:21 pm
The defense in the R. Allen Stanford trial painted a picture of an absentee boss today. It's the first full day of the defense's arguments in the case that is now three weeks long. Andrew Schneider reports from the federal courthouse downtown.
February 16, 2012 7:44 pm
February 16, 2012 7:06 pm
The trial of R. Allen Stanford is running ahead of schedule, according to Judge David Hittner. Stanford's attorneys began examining witnesses yesterday, though they have yet to reveal whether the Houston financier will take the stand in his own defense.
February 16, 2012 11:25 am
A mainstay of the Menil Collection is about to close. For 15 years, the Byzantine Fresco Chapel has housed frescoes from the 13th century that were looted from a Greek Orthodox Church in Cyprus. KUHF's David Pitman stopped by the chapel to ask Menil director Josef Helfenstein why these frescoes meant so much to John and Dominique de Menil, and how he feels about the pieces going home.
February 16, 2012 10:33 am
The government has rested its case in the trial of Houston financier R. Allen Stanford. The case now shifts to the defense.
February 16, 2012 1:56 am
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the "State of the County" is far better than most governmental agencies. He told the crowd at the Hilton Americas that county leaders are committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of its residents.
February 15, 2012 9:55 pm
Mayor Annise Parker is proposing that the City of Houston spin off its crime lab into an independently run organization, similar to the Houston Parks Board or the Port Authority. The crime lab, which has a history of problems, is currently part of the police department. But it's still unclear what this would mean for a joint city-county crime lab.