November 4, 2011 10:01 pm
Guarding Against Rogue Oil & Gas Traders
Betting heavily on European debt sealed the fate of derivatives broker MF Global. But the firm never completely recovered from a 2008 scandal involving a rogue trader. Rogue trading is as much a potential problem for oil and gas companies as for financial services firms.
November 4, 2011 9:15 pm
Two Presidential Hopefuls Face Off In Houston
Two presidential candidates will face off in a debate in the Woodlands tomorrow night. Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich will participate in the event sponsored by the Texas Tea Party Patriots group.
November 4, 2011 8:27 pm
Ever Considered A Magnet School For Your Child?
Houston Independent School District is asking parents to consider magnet schools. The district is having an open house tomorrow to inform parents about enrollment for next year.
November 4, 2011 7:58 pm
GHP Survey Finds Voters Support UH Tier One Goal, Say Houston Quality Of Life Better Than Most Of Country
Local voters are eager to see the University of Houston become a full-fledged tier one research university. They also believe that quality of life in the Houston region is better than most other parts of the country. Those are two of the key findings from the Greater Houston Partnership's voter insight survey.
November 4, 2011 9:56 am
Bauer Business Focus: Steven Gonzalez
NASA – Johnson Space Center and the Houston Technology Center will hold an all-day workshop next Thursday, offering entrepreneurship training to former NASA employees. It's part of a larger effort by both organizations to find jobs for workers laid off with the end of the Space Shuttle program. This week on the Bauer Business Focus, Andrew Schneider speaks with Steven González, the NASA Executive-on-Loan at the Houston Technology Center.
November 4, 2011 8:43 am
Daylight Saving Time: More Than Moving Back An Hour
This is the weekend to get back that hour of sleep you lost last spring. The Houston Fire Department uses this time to remind us to put a new battery in the smoke alarm. Also, take a look at the rationales for implementing daylight saving time.
November 3, 2011 10:23 pm
BP Settles Pollution Lawsuit With Texas
BP has agreed to pay the state of Texas $50 million for more than 70 incidents of air pollution. Texas Attorney General Gregg Abbott was in Houston to make the announcement.
November 3, 2011 9:48 pm
Barbara Bush's Family Literacy Legacy
Former First Lady Barbara Bush will hand off the leadership of her literacy foundation to two of her children. Mrs. Bush made the announcement at the U.S. adult literacy conference held in Houston.
November 3, 2011 8:36 pm
High Gas Prices Push Texans To Change Holiday Shopping Habits
Texas gas prices are falling, but they're still well above where they stood a year ago. Now there are signs that will affect Texans' holiday shopping.
November 3, 2011 5:29 pm
Houston's EnerVest Buys Out Encana's Stake in Barnett Shale
Natural gas producer Encana has reached an agreement to sell its entire position in the Barnett Shale Basin to partnerships managed by Houston-based EnerVest, Ltd.
November 3, 2011 10:59 am
KUHF Conversations: Rick Casey
Rick Casey recently bid farewell to his job as the metro columnist for the Houston Chronicle. He wrote three columns a week for eight years. Casey stopped by the KUHF Studios to reflect on his time in Houston. Morning Edition host David Pitman asked Casey where he got the ideas he needed to write all those columns.
November 2, 2011 10:27 pm
Father And Daughter Land In Federal Prison For Massive Medicare Fraud Scheme
A father and daughter from Houston have been sentenced to prison and must repay millions they received after defrauding the government health care system.
November 2, 2011 10:11 pm
Premature Birth Rates Still Too High
In the United States, 1 in 8 babies is born prematurely, or earlier than 37 weeks. That's a higher rate than most other developed nations. Unfortunately, Texas has an even bigger problem with pre-term births than most other states.
November 2, 2011 8:05 pm
Future Of Houston Charter Schools
Charter schools are growing in number and popularity in the Houston area. But there are still a lot of misconceptions about charter schools — even in the education community — which is why the Harris County Department of Education invited charter school leaders to a forum for the first time.
November 2, 2011 5:12 pm
Houstonians Living In High-Poverty Neighborhoods Doubled Between 2000 And 2010
A study by the Brookings Institution finds that the number of extremely poor neighborhoods in the U.S. has jumped since 2000. The report says that Houston has been particularly hard hit.
November 2, 2011 3:25 pm
Houston Nation's Second-Largest Job Creator
Greater Houston is reporting the second-largest year-over-year increase in non-farm employment among the nation's metropolitan areas. That's according to the latest monthly report of the U.S. Department of Labor.
November 2, 2011 5:00 am
Houston Apartment Rentals Rise On New Arrivals, Tight Home Loan Market
Houston apartment rentals ticked up in September compared to September 2010.
November 1, 2011 10:28 pm
Proposition 8: Access To Clean, Reliable Water Supply
Texans head to the polls next Tuesday to vote on a number of issues proposed by the legislature. Proposition 8, or the Texas Water Stewardship Amendment, will help ensure access to a clean, reliable water supply. It also provides tax incentives for certain landowners to conserve water.
November 1, 2011 9:28 pm
Navigating The Crowded Field Of City Candidates
Houston voters may have a lot of questions on Election Day if they don't do some homework. Many local races include a crowded field of candidates — unfamiliar names and two new council seats.
November 1, 2011 8:52 pm
Money For 290 Improvements Approved
State officials say money is on the way for much-needed improvements to Highway 290. But other major projects along the busy Northwest Freeway remain unfunded.
November 1, 2011 7:50 pm
Texans' Mario Williams Supports HPD With Large Donation
NFL players have been called greedy and overpaid by some, but this next story shows a different side. Texans All-Pro defensive end Mario Williams is donating 5 new squad cars to the Houston Police Department. Williams has a personal relationship with the department.
November 1, 2011 3:12 am
Oil & Gas Sector Set For Strong Finish To 2011
Ernst & Young's Houston office says the oil and gas industry is on track for a strong end to 2011, despite volatility in the broader market.
October 31, 2011 9:55 pm
Voting Centers Could Increase Turnout
New research from Rice University suggests central voting centers on Election Day could significantly increase turnout. The paper released in the Election Law Journal shows voters prefer a more convenient centralized voting system.
October 31, 2011 9:29 pm
This Year's Hurricane Season, A Recipe For Complacency?
Hurricane season isn't officially over until the end of November, but weather forecasters say it's basically done. And while our area didn’t see many tropical storms, forecasters say it was still a busy season.
October 31, 2011 8:51 pm
A Smoother Ride For North Freeway Commuters
Commuters along a segment of I-45 the North Freeway are noticing a smoother ride these days. TxDot engineers say a new three-layer resurfacing project is smoothing out bumps for drivers. They also say the new surface will help the road better withstand a high volume of truck traffic, and that means less repair work.
October 31, 2011 7:42 pm
Slow Early Voting Turnout Starting To Pick Up
With the election a week away now, early voting numbers are still lagging behind what they were for a similar election two years ago.
October 31, 2011 1:27 pm
The Haunting Of Market Square
A Halloween tour takes you through Main Street/Market Square Historic District. The buildings off Allen's Landing make up Houston's oldest and most-haunted business cluster.
October 31, 2011 11:11 am
NASA-JSC Contractors to Host E-Waste Recycling Drive
The Johnson Space Center Contractors Environmental Partnership will host an electronic waste recycling and document shredding event this Saturday at Space Center Houston.
October 31, 2011 8:10 am
UT Economists Doubt "Green" Jobs Economic Impact In Texas
The Obama administration is defending its push to fund "clean" or "green" industries, saying the economy is benefiting from thousands of new "green" jobs around the country. Critics have said the money could be better spent. Dave Fehling looked into the promise of "green" jobs here in the nation's energy capital.
October 29, 2011 3:50 am
KUHF Conversations: Don Berwick
The administrator of the nation's Medicare program talks about open enrollment and the future of Medicare.