October 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Headline: Analyst: Perry Needs Clear Message On Economic Policy
Governor Rick Perry says he'll roll out his economic plan on Friday after last night's GOP debate in New Hampshire. The presidential hopeful wasn't the focal point of the debate, and one local analyst says Perry needs to sharpen his message if he wants to be a factor moving forward.
October 12, 2011 6:49 am
Rep. Brady: Trade Agreements Will Boost Houston Jobs
The free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama are scheduled for a vote in the House of Representatives today.
October 11, 2011 10:36 pm
Houston Historical Damaged By Flames
There's a building in Houston's Midtown that's more than twice as old as the Astrodome and like the Dome, it also has historical significance. Earlier this week, flames erupted in the old wooden structure, causing significant damage and bringing back bad memories for the members of First Evangelical Lutheran Church. But the clean-up has already started as the congregation looks to the future.
October 11, 2011 10:07 pm
Reliant Puts Historic Sixth Ward Block on the Smart Grid
Mayor Annise Parker and TV home improvement expert Bob Vila were among the dignitaries present as Reliant unveiled the latest phase of its smart grid technology rollout. It's retrofitted a block in Houston's historic Sixth Ward as part of what it calls Reliant Innovation Avenue.
October 11, 2011 9:38 pm
Water Main Breaks Aren't Over
More money is needed to address the problem of broken water mains in the City of Houston. The drought caused thousands of breaks this summer and the Public Works Department is still trying to catch up.
October 11, 2011 8:45 pm
HISD To Decide On School Funding Litigation This Week
The Houston School District will decide this week whether to join a growing coalition of school districts suing the state to restore education funding.
October 11, 2011 7:47 pm
Metro Bus Drivers Protest For Better Contract
Metro bus drivers say they're underpaid and overworked and want a better contract than what the transit agency is offering. They're protesting today outside Metro headquarters downtown.
October 11, 2011 4:33 am
Drop in Houston Inventories Points To Near-Term Production Growth
The latest Houston Purchasing Managers Index shows a drop in inventories for September. That presents a mixed outlook for production.
October 10, 2011 10:39 pm
Texans Lose Star Player For Season
After a promising start, the rest of the Houston Texans' season suddenly looks a bit more cloudy. That due in part to losing Sunday to a team they should have beaten and also in the game losing one of their top players to a season ending injury.
October 10, 2011 10:03 pm
Harm May Outweigh Benefits Of Blood Screen For Prostate Cancer
After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men. Now a federal panel is recommending that doctors stop using the so-called PSA blood test to screen for this cancer.
October 10, 2011 9:00 pm
GOP Debate Perry's Chance To Regain Ground
As debate season continues — Republican presidential candidates are preparing o face off in New Hampshire tomorrow night. Tuesday's match-up is critical for Texas Governor Rick Perry.
October 10, 2011 8:33 pm
Houston Sees Big Drop In Amount Of Water Pumped
There's been a significant drop in the amount of water the City of Houston is pumping to its customers. But the specific reason, or reasons, for the reduction in water use isn't exactly clear.
October 10, 2011 7:34 pm
Get Around Downtown Houston Free!
Starting next year, people will have a new way to get around downtown Houston for free.
October 10, 2011 2:32 pm
New Vaccine Approach To Drug Abuse
A local doctor who treats addicted veterans has received a large federal grant to develop a vaccine for methamphetamine addiction. The research builds on his work developing a vaccine for cocaine. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more on this new approach to drug abuse.
October 10, 2011 2:18 pm
Simple Protection From Scams
According to the Justice Department, a theft occurs every five seconds from loss of identity to online crime. It takes just a few seconds for a scam to occur and one expert says your best protections are two simple weapons: knowledge and awareness.
October 9, 2011 4:02 pm
Can Texas Make It Rain?
Speculation that the drought gripping the state could last through 2020 has scientists in Texas looking to so-called weather modification, which, as Matt Largey of
October 8, 2011 9:19 am
Perry Reenergized by Fundraising But Debates Loom
Gov. Rick Perry's campaign is reenergized by fundraising numbers that seem to assure a two-man race with Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. But Perry has a dark cloud on the horizon: two high-stakes presidential debates.
October 8, 2011 8:47 am
The Business of Being a University Chancellor
Why do Texas colleges hire former lawmakers to run the show? It's because the key trait for a new chancellor is the ability to attract money, both from donors and from the Legislature.
October 8, 2011 4:40 am
The Downside Of Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street is now well into its fourth week. The protest has sparked parallel demonstrations from Atlanta to Seattle. Andrew Schneider looks at the potential economic costs of the protestors' demands.
October 7, 2011 10:03 pm
Texas Doctors Oppose Medicare Cuts
New cuts to Medicare funding are under consideration by the federal government. Unless congress rewrites the formula for the Medicare program — doctors will lose nearly 30 percent of their funding for Medicare patients. Texas doctors are urging Congress to fix the problem.
October 7, 2011 9:26 pm
NPR News Special Remembering Steve Jobs
Computer visionary Steve Jobs died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer on Wednesday at the age of 56. The co-founder and longtime Apple CEO leaves behind an indelible imprint on modern society. In this
October 7, 2011 8:34 pm
Are You Depressed?
Statistics show nearly 1 in 10 adults suffer from severe depression. The condition can be biological or caused by life circumstances. But doctors say depression needs to be treated, or it can lead to other problems.
October 7, 2011 5:21 am
Kirk Returns To Home Turf To Stump For President's Jobs Bill
U.S. Trade Representative and former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is in Texas today to promote President Obama's jobs bill.
October 6, 2011 10:20 pm
Volunteer Lawyers Reach Out To Veterans
A popular legal assistance program for veterans is being expanded. The Houston Bar Association is teaming with volunteer lawyers to hold free veterans legal clinics around Southeast Texas. The clinics will offer advice on veteran's benefits, as well as assistance with family law and estate matters.
October 6, 2011 9:49 pm
Bauer Business Focus: Carroll Robinson
The Houston Citizens Chamber of Commerce is the city's oldest African-American civic organization. In the words of its chairman, former Houston City Councilman Carroll Robinson, "Since 1935, HCCC has been working for fairness, inclusion and shared prosperity in the economic life of Houston." Robinson joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to discuss the chamber and its mission.
October 6, 2011 9:04 pm
Local Professor Remembers Steve Jobs
Throughout the entire world, people are talking about the death of Apple c0-founder Steve Jobs. A computer technology professor at Rice met Jobs three decades ago, before Apple became what it is today.
October 6, 2011 8:40 pm
Study Shows Healthcare Coverage Decline For Houston Children
An eight-year study conducted by Texas Children's Hospital shows health coverage for children in the Houston Area has dropped significantly as a result of the recession. More kids are getting insurance through state and federal programs.
October 6, 2011 7:04 pm
HISD Chief To Meet For Community Conversations
The first of six planned town hall meetings this month with Houston School District Superintendent Dr. Terry Grier takes place this evening.
October 6, 2011 9:51 am
Occupy Wall Street Spin-offs In Houston And Other Texas Cities
Hundreds of protesters march in Houston and other Texas cities to join the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations, demanding an end to what some are calling corruption in politics and business.
October 6, 2011 8:49 am
As Big Banks Hike Fees, Community Banks Gain Customers
Customers of the country's largest banks are expressing outrage over new fees on debit cards and checking accounts. That anger is translating to new business for community banks.