August 19, 2011 9:30 pm
Optimizing Health And Productivity
The Healthcare Reform Act that is set to take effect in three years is making Houston companies and organizations assess their system of insuring their employees without impacting the bottom line. It is also the challenge of insurers.
August 19, 2011 9:30 pm
Houston Jobless Rate Down, But Still Mixed News
It was a mixed bag last month for employment in Houston. The latest numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission show a slight dip in unemployment, but more job losses in Houston.
August 19, 2011 9:05 pm
City Says Mandatory Water Conservation Appears To Be Working
It's been a few days since Houston implemented mandatory water restrictions and the city says so far, so good as it looks for ways to relieve a stressed distribution system.
August 19, 2011 5:30 pm
Missouri City Finally Gets Second Park and Ride
Today Missouri City finally gets its second park and ride facility. The service doesn't officially start until Monday but it's a welcome addition to the area.
August 19, 2011 11:02 am
Houston Lacking In Transit For No Car Households
While local transit authorities focus on making Houston more commuter friendly. A recent survey shows they're not doing enough.
August 19, 2011 6:00 am
Petroleum Wholesale, Sun Development Charged with Defrauding Customers at the Pump
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has charged The Woodlands-based Petroleum Wholesale and Sun Development with fraud for unlawfully diluting gasoline.
August 18, 2011 11:34 pm
Vendor Says City Bound By Contract
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is defending her decision to ask City Council to decide whether to turn the city's red light cameras off for good. But the camera vendor says Houston must abide by the contract it signed a few years ago, or pay up. A resolution could come after the parties meet over the weekend for mediation.
August 18, 2011 9:33 pm
Polluter To Pay $3 Million And Closes The Door On Business
Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan announced today that a three-year-long lawsuit against a major polluter has ended with the firm closing down and agreeing to pay over $3 million in penalties and attorney's fees.
August 18, 2011 9:31 pm
Red Light Camera Opponent Says They Should Stay On For Now
One of the leaders in the campaign against red light cameras in Houston says he's afraid a well-intentioned city council amendment to take the cameras down immediately could actually backfire on the city.
August 18, 2011 9:28 pm
City Workers Protest Layoffs
At least seventeen city inspectors are being laid off by the City of Houston as Mayor Parker continues to try and balance the city's budget. Today the union that represents those workers rallied and voiced their opposition to the cuts.
August 18, 2011 8:51 pm
Tax Holiday Expected to Boost Retailers
This weekend Texas shoppers will hit the stores for the annual sales tax holiday which is underway now through Sunday. The state comptroller estimates consumers will save 62-million dollars in sales tax over the course of the weekend.
August 18, 2011 2:31 am
Kids With Skin Problems Are Safe From Scrutiny At Camp Dermadillo
When it comes to summer camp, it seems there’s one for practically every type of kid. Camps for athletes, for glee clubbers, and even camps for the science nerds. But when it comes to children who are sick, the camp often chooses them. That's the case at Camp Dermadillo, where children with chronic skin diseases spend a week together, safe from the sun or the stares of strangers. The children gather at Camp For All, a retreat facility near Brenham. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel stopped by for a visit.
August 18, 2011 2:15 am
How Texas Ranks In The Fashion World
The Global Language Monitor has unveiled its top fifty global fashion capitals of the year. For the first time, the list showcases two Texas cities.
August 18, 2011 12:17 am
Where Did All that Hurricane Money Go?
The three year anniversary of Hurricane Ike is right around the corner. Local agencies say because of Ike, they received more than 30-million dollars in federal government recovery funds. Some say the entire process is a model for the rest of the country.
August 17, 2011 11:42 pm
Getting Ready For Back To School
The start of school for thousands of students in Houston is less than a week away. Parents are being reminded that their children should be ready mentally and physically for the big first day.
August 17, 2011 10:10 pm
Local Colleges Use Peers to Show Freshmen the Ropes When It Comes to Alcohol
It's the time of year when new students flood college campuses; unfortunately, so does alcohol. Binge drinking is widely seen as a rite of passage for most undergraduates. This is why two Houston universities are making sure that if incoming freshman decide to drink, they do it responsibly. From the KUHF NewsLab Edel Howlin has more.
August 17, 2011 9:28 pm
Mayor Hopes Water Restrictions Work
Houston Mayor Annise Parker hopes the city's latest mandatory water restrictions cause residents to rethink how they use what's turning into a more scarce resource.
August 17, 2011 8:43 pm
Red Light Cameras Still In Limbo
The debate over red light cameras in the city of Houston is delayed for another week. Houston Councilmembers were supposed to vote on the issue today — but a procedural maneuver put a stop to discussion on the matter.
August 17, 2011 8:24 pm
Losses Incurred From Drought In The Billions
Texas agriculture officials say estimated crop and livestock losses from the blistering drought have reached $5.2 billion, passing the previous record of $4.1 billion set in 2006.
August 17, 2011 6:03 am
The Drought Translates Into Selling The Herd
Costs continue to mount for livestock producers as the state's record drought devastates cattle herds. That's leading some agricultural experts to call for extreme measures.
August 16, 2011 11:05 pm
The West Nile Virus Is Back In Harris County
Harris County will begin aerial spraying tomorrow night for mosquitoes, specifically to kill mosquitoes carrying the West Nile virus. A larger number of infected mosquitoes have been found this year than in the past.
August 16, 2011 10:45 pm
New Car Awarded To Non-Profit
The Laura Recovery Center gets the keys to a new car from an auto maker's philanthropic program. These new wheels could help make a greater impact on the community.
August 16, 2011 9:49 pm
Houston Could Nix Red Light Cameras...Again
Despite the outcry over red light cameras and the possibility they'll be turned off for good — most people actually pay the fine for running a red. There are fewer scofflaws when it comes to red light cameras than you might think.
August 16, 2011 9:33 pm
ERCOT Arranges For More Power To Ease Strain On Grid
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has contracted with two power plant owners to activate four mothballed units for emergency use. That's worth another 400 megawatts.
August 16, 2011 9:10 pm
Homes Sales Up Again In Houston
Good news for Houston's housing market — another jump in home sales last month. The positive July doesn't mean the market is completely healthy again.
August 16, 2011 8:57 pm
Flight Museum In Pursuit Of Higher Ground
The Houston City Council tomorrow is expected to decide whether to approve an agreement that would move the Lone Star Flight Museum from Galveston to Ellington International Airport. Museum officials say there's no way to keep the collection of vintage planes and memorabilia in Galveston and protect it from another big hurricane.
August 16, 2011 11:00 am
Restored And Rededicated Harris County Courthouse
One of downtown Houston's most historic buildings will be re-dedicated next week. The 1910 Harris County Courthouse will reopen as the new home of the first and 14th state courts of appeals. The building was restored with the help of a state program that provides grants to restore the state's historic county courthouses.
August 16, 2011 6:35 am
Teen Employment In Houston
Houston teens who managed to land jobs this summer are preparing to return to school next week. Teen employment was up this summer compared to summer of last year, but remained very weak by historic standards.
August 15, 2011 10:12 pm
Early Start For Apollo Schools
A handful of schools in the Houston Independent School District said goodbye to summer. Today was the first day of instruction for schools that are part of the Apollo 20 program, designed to improve academics at struggling campuses.
August 15, 2011 9:57 pm
Texans Host First Preseason Game
The 2011 NFL pre-season officially kicks off tonight as the Texans host the Jets on Monday Night Football. Take a look behind the scenes at Reliant Stadium and see what it takes to put on an NFL game.