July 19, 2011 10:02 pm
Congressman Green Pitches NASA Workers To Interior Department
The end of the Space Shuttle program means layoffs for thousands of local technicians, engineers and scientists. Houston's congressional delegation is proposing a way to keep many of those skilled workers from having to leave the region in search of new jobs. Andrew Schneider has more.
July 19, 2011 8:28 pm
Houston Home Sales Improve
Houston home sales are up slightly for the month of June. But that doesn't mean the housing market is on the upswing. Laurie Johnson has more.
July 19, 2011 6:15 am
An App For Your Car
Houston-based Jiffy Lube International is unveiling a new iPhone application that will make it easier for customers to care for their vehicles. Andrew Schneider has more.
July 19, 2011 2:31 am
Federal Stimulus Funds At Work
It is an investment in human capital. Houston Habitat for Humanity dedicates the first 11 of 17 homes in the historic Fifth Ward. They're being built with Houston's allocation of federal stimulus funds. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 18, 2011 10:39 pm
Atlantis Crew Gets Ready to Undock from ISS
Space Shuttle Atlantis astronauts are preparing to say goodbye to the International Space Station for the last time. As Ed Mayberry reports, Atlantis is set to undock early tomorrow morning.
July 18, 2011 9:45 pm
Promising New Surgery For Epileptic Patients
More than 3-million Americans are affected by epilepsy. In about 40-percent of epileptic cases, drugs are unsuccessful and surgery is an option. Doctors at Texas Children's Hospital have a new surgical technique that is simpler and less risky than a craniotomy. Bill Stamps reports.
July 18, 2011 8:48 pm
Harris County Seeks Port Security Grants
Harris County is seeking more federal dollars for security at the Port of Houston. As Laurie Johnson reports — Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia says the port is a potential terrorism target and security is critical for the region.
July 18, 2011 11:00 am
No End in Sight for United Continental — Pilots' Union Talks
Talks between United Continental and the union representing its pilots are approaching their first anniversary, with no end in sight. The two sides remain miles apart in disputes over wage levels, work schedules and job security. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider reports.
July 18, 2011 10:35 am
Does Washington D.C. Know Perry?
As Governor Rick Perry tests the political waters to gauge his popularity in some key early voting states, a number of GOP members on Capitol Hill still don't know much about him. Matt Laslo of station KERA in Dallas reports from Washington.
July 18, 2011 6:03 am
Is Political Uncertainty Hurting Houston Businesses?
The possibility of a default on the U.S. national debt is leading local companies to hold back on capital investment. Andrew Schneider reports.
July 15, 2011 9:54 pm
Atlantis Crew Soaking In Last Days In Space
As the last mission of space shuttle Atlantis and the shuttle program begins to wind down, the NASA astronauts on orbit are making memories along with their work to supply the International Space Station. Jack Williams reports.
July 15, 2011 9:29 pm
Save Texas Schools
With the dust settling on the 2011 legislative session, an effort has begun to restore education funding in 2013. It's lead by Save Texas Schools, a nonpartisan statewide volunteer coalition, whose goal is to educate lawmakers about the importance of maintaining funding for Texas public schools. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 15, 2011 9:03 pm
Congresswoman Says Closing North Forest ISD Raises Civil Right Issues
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson-Lee plans to fight the closing of the 7,600-student North Forest Independent District, which is being absorbed by the Houston Independent School District. The neighboring district has a long history of financial problems and poor academic scores, which the Texas Education Agency says has been the lowest in the state for three years.
July 15, 2011 8:50 pm
Houston Judge Grants Deportation Delay To Illegal Immigrant In Same-Sex Marriage
A Houston judge has delayed deportation proceedings for a Costa Rican man who's in a same-sex marriage with an American citizen. The judge wants both sides to work out a deal that could keep the Costa Rican from being kicked out of the country for overstaying his visa. As David Pitman reports, this immigration case is closely tied to the federal government's stance on gay marriage.
July 15, 2011 10:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Robert Claiborne
When his career in professional football ended, Robert Claiborne embarked on a career in sales. The former wide receiver recently joined with Houston oil-and-gas man George Dozier to open a franchise of kitchen exhaust cleaning firm HOODZ International in northwest Houston. Claiborne joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus."
July 15, 2011 6:58 am
Tour Kicks-Off In Houston To Promote Sustainable Infrastructure Development
The National League of Cities met in Houston to kick off its "Building Cities, Building Futures" tour to promote sustainable infrastructure development. Andrew Schneider reports.
July 14, 2011 11:19 pm
Vietnam Veteran Returns
It took 45 years, but the remains of a Vietnam War veteran has come home to Texas. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Eagan was shot down after completing a mission. His remains were recovered in 2009 and positively identified through DNA in February. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 14, 2011 10:07 pm
Atlantis Swapping Cargo With Space Station
NASA reports that the last shuttle mission is going quite well. Crew members are busy moving almost 10,000 pounds of supplies from Atlantis into the International Space Station. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel explains what they're bringing onboard.
July 14, 2011 9:31 pm
After Fatal Fire, HFD Preaching Smoke Alarms
This week's fatal house fire at a home in northeast Houston has fire officials again letting residents know how important functioning smoke alarms are. They're cheap or even free and can save lives, from Houston's lowest income neighborhoods all the way to River Oaks.
July 14, 2011 9:06 pm
ConocoPhillips To Split Into Two Separate Companies
Houston-based ConocoPhillips, the nation's third-largest oil company, says it will split into two separate firms. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider has the story.
July 14, 2011 8:10 pm
Clemens Retrial Is Likely
Roger Clemens got a surprise ending to his perjury trial after prosecutors introduced inadmissible evidence and the judge declared a mistrial. But one local law professor says the "Rocket" will likely end up in court again.
July 14, 2011 11:00 am
Group Says Perry Prayer Day Unconstitutional
A group that says it wants to protect the separation of church and state is suing to stop Governor Rick Perry from leading a day of prayer here in Houston next month. Jack Williams reports.
July 14, 2011 6:08 am
Mississippi AG Sues Feinberg
Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood has filed suit against BP oil spill fund administrator Kenneth Feinberg. Hood is seeking to force Feinberg to hand over documents related to claims filed by coastal residents. Andrew Schneider has more.
July 13, 2011 11:23 pm
City Seeks to Expand "Civility" Laws
Houston officials may soon add the east end of downtown to areas where the homeless population isn't allowed to loiter. As Laurie Johnson reports — the civility ordinance prohibits panhandling and sitting or sleeping on sidewalks.
July 13, 2011 11:01 pm
North Forest ISD To Fight District Closure
Officials in the North Forest Independent School District say they plan to fight an order from the Texas Education Agency to close down next July. The decision will affect 75-hundred students, who will likely be merged into the Houston Independent School District. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 13, 2011 9:36 pm
TEA Cuts 178 Employees As Part Of State Budget Cut
The Texas Education Agency is laying off 178 employees this week, as part of budget cuts ordered by the state legislature. As Ed Mayberry reports, the agency has to reduce its staff by almost a third.
July 13, 2011 9:19 pm
Environmentalists Want Three TX Coal Plants Shut Down
Last week, the EPA announced new rules that will force power plants to cut back on air pollution. But Texas environmentalists are continuing the fight. On Tuesday they singled out specific power plants by name, saying that three in northeast Texas are releasing dangerous levels of sulfur dioxide. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 13, 2011 9:10 pm
Who's Going To Run To Replace Retiring Rep. Paul?
Now that Representative Ron Paul has decided he won't seek re-election to Congress, the field is wide open for both Democrats and Republicans to replace him. The Lake Jackson Republican unexpectedly announced yesterday, over Twitter, that he wouldn't try for a 13th Congressional term. The 75-year-old says he'd rather focus on his presidential campaign. David Pitman talked to a local political analyst about who we should expect to see run for Paul's seat next year.
July 13, 2011 6:05 am
Clean Economy: We're Number Nine!
Houston is falling behind the national curve as a producer of jobs related to renewable energy and energy-efficient technology. Andrew Schneider has more.
July 12, 2011 10:46 pm
Harris County's Big Shuffle
New precinct boundaries in Harris County are unveiled at Commissioners Court. The proposed changes affect tens of thousands of residents, who would be represented by a different Harris County commissioner. Approval of the new lines will come after a series of public hearings. Pat Hernandez has more.