January 13, 2012 11:13 pm
Women Running Wild
The Texans may be in Baltimore Sunday but the eyes of the sports world will still be on Houston this weekend. Saturday, the top runners in the country will compete in the U.S Olympic Marathon Trials. Sunday, hundreds more will run in the annual Houston Marathon. Bill Stamps was at the George R. Brown Convention Center and tells us women runners appear to outnumber the men.
January 13, 2012 10:55 pm
County Moves Quickly to Replace Indicted Constable
Harris County Commissioners held an emergency meeting Friday to appoint a new constable in Precinct One. The previous constable and two of his underlings were indicted Thursday on federal corruption charges. As Carrie Feibel reports, the Commissioners appointed Ken Berry, a former major with the Sheriff's Office.
January 13, 2012 9:30 pm
Boat Show Features Environmentally-Friendly Watercraft
Lots of folks are headed to Reliant Park this weekend for the final days of the Houston Boat Show. Along with checking out new designs and high-tech features, visitors will also see boats that are much more environmentally friendly.
January 13, 2012 8:17 pm
Justice Dept. Settles Case Against Ex-Stanford Attorney
A former Securities and Exchange Commission attorney has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle charges that he violated federal conflict of interest standards by providing representation for disgraced Houston financier R. Allen Stanford.
January 13, 2012 8:12 pm
Missing Toddler Found Strapped Inside Stolen Jeep
The missing toddler, Evan Lamar Miller, was found safe Friday morning in the back of a strip center in the 8200 block of West Bellfort. Houston Police say he was still strapped inside the stolen Jeep.
January 13, 2012 6:41 pm
Tea Party Groups Hold Their Own Straw Poll At Minute Maid Park
It may not get the attention of the presidential straw poll in Iowa, but there is a straw poll happening right here in Houston this weekend. The "Saddle Up Straw Poll" is welcoming tea party members to Minute Maid Park today and tomorrow, so they can make their preferences known for the 2012 election.
January 13, 2012 11:25 am
Bauer Business Focus: Craig Pirrong
The Greek sovereign debt crisis is now well into its third year. Since it began, fears of default have infected Ireland, Portugal, Spain and Italy. Joining Andrew Schneider for this week's Bauer Business Focus to discuss the outlook for Europe is Craig Pirrong, professor of finance at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business.
January 13, 2012 1:28 am
Indictments Leveled Against Longtime Lawman
Now that longtime Harris County Precinct 1 Constable Jack Abercia has pleaded not guilty to a variety of federal corruption charges, his attorney says he's just now starting to find out what the federal prosecution alleges.
January 12, 2012 10:01 pm
Texans Fever Spreading
There's a virus going around Houston that appears to be quite contagious — "Texans fever." One of the symptoms is the urge to go out and by t-shirts and hats that say "Playoffs" or "Division Champions."
January 12, 2012 9:12 pm
Local Processor Says Oyster Season May Not Be Over
The Texas Parks and Wildlife division may be calling this year's oyster season dead, but one longtime oyster processor along Galveston Bay says he's not so sure about that.
January 12, 2012 8:17 pm
Houston Gasoline Prices Could Top $4/gal
Gasoline prices are up again in Texas — an average of seven cents per gallon. But today's statewide price may seem cheap compared to what we could be paying later this year. Houstonians may see record-breaking gasoline prices this summer.
January 12, 2012 7:51 pm
Border Coalition Wants Billions More To Secure Border Against Drug Cartels
Leaders of cities along the Texas border says for all the money the U.S. has spent on border protection, the results have been mixed, at best. Border town mayors are calling on Congress to spend billions more, and hire thousands of additional officers, to help stop the flow of illegal immigrants, weapons, and drugs.
January 12, 2012 6:34 pm
Shell Oil Address Safety Concerns For Offshore Alaska Drilling
Shell Oil president Marvin Odum says the company may begin drilling off the coast Alaska as early as this summer. That's raising questions about Shell's ability to respond to a spill in Arctic waters.
January 12, 2012 4:03 pm
Veteran Harris County Constable Arrested on Federal Charges
A longtime local lawman has been arrested today along with two of his top assistants after indictments were unsealed accusing the trio of bribery.
January 12, 2012 11:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Chevron Houston Marathon Executive Director Wade Morehead
The Chevron-Houston Marathon is the city's single-largest sporting event, attracting tens of thousands of runners from around the world. KUHF's David Pitman recently sat down with the marathon's executive director, Wade Morehead, to talk about the logistics of pulling off the race, what the running of the Olympic marathon trials on Saturday means for Houston's reputation as a running city, and what's the time to beat on Sunday.
January 12, 2012 9:28 am
Budget Cuts Leave IRS Overwhelmed
A government watchdog says the Internal Revenue Service can't keep up with surging tax cheating and isn't sufficiently collecting revenue or helping taxpayers.
January 12, 2012 2:13 am
Next Crew Gets Ready For Flight To Space Station
The shuttle program may be over, but astronauts continue to fly back and forth to the International Space Station. The next crew going up includes one American and two Russians; they will launch from Russia in March. In their final public appearance at the Johnson Space Center, the astronauts talked about the six months they'll spend in space.
January 11, 2012 10:35 pm
Officials Mark Completion Of Will Clayton Parkway Project
Harris County Commissioner Jack Cagle joined Metro CEO George Greanias and the Mayor of Humble, Don McMannes, to officially mark the completion of improvements to Will Clayton Parkway. It relieves traffic congestion on the way to Bush Intercontinental Airport.
January 11, 2012 9:49 pm
Olympic Hopefuls Come To Houston
This Saturday Houston will host the U.S. Marathon Olympic trials for the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.
January 11, 2012 9:08 pm
Houston Leads U.S. Cities As Tech Job Creator
Recruiting firm CyberCoders is publishing its first annual Top 10 Cities for Tech list. The list shows Houston added more technology jobs in 2011 than any other U.S. city.
January 11, 2012 8:46 pm
Houston Lifts Water Restrictions
Now that January is here and your lawn is probably dead anyway — the City of Houston has lifted its mandatory water conservation measures.
January 11, 2012 8:14 pm
No More Hidden Fees
The cheap fares that some airlines advertise — $29 to here or $59 to there — may look more expensive later this month. The government is forcing airlines to be more upfront about what your flight will really cost.
January 11, 2012 7:09 pm
Ten Angleton Students Arrested In Drug Investigation
Ten students at Angleton High School in Brazoria County have been arrested today on drug charges.
January 11, 2012 5:15 pm
North Forest Student Alleges Bullying, No Records Support Claim
The North Forest School District says it has no reports on file of bullying from the mother of a student charged with shooting another student at North Forest High School yesterday.
January 11, 2012 4:40 pm
Lawmakers Concerned Over Power Generation With Continued Drought
With nearly 70% of the state still under severe to extreme drought, the concern is power plants outages and scarring away businesses. A Texas lawmaker is calling for a contingency plan and a grid management system.
January 11, 2012 9:44 am
Houston Economy Cooled In December
The latest survey of Houston purchasing managers shows economic activity slowed in December.
January 11, 2012 6:53 am
UH Survey Shows First Increase In Texas Lottery Players In 10 Years
More people are playing Texas Lotto games. But they're spending less on them. Lottery players are also more likely to be married men who earn decent incomes and own their homes.
January 10, 2012 11:56 pm
Push Made To Build State Of The Art Crime Lab
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos is urging Commissioners Court to fast-track construction of a state-of-the-art regional crime lab. The facility would provide independent, high-quality forensic testing for area law enforcement agencies.
January 10, 2012 10:20 pm
Drivers Pay The Price After Downpour
In Houston, when it not only rains but it pours, someone has to pay the price. Worst hit though was the lowly trusty automobile.
January 10, 2012 9:47 pm
Many Cars Damaged Or Lost In Flooding
After yesterday’s flash flooding, some Houstonians spent today retrieving, fixing or cleaning up water-damaged vehicles.