August 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Biden: "No Doubt" on Syria's Involvement in Chemical Warfare
The White House says President Barack Obama hasn't decided on how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But Vice President Joe Biden bluntly told the American Legion National Convention in Houston that there is "no doubt" who was responsible.
August 27, 2013 5:31 pm
Special Committee To Advocate For Astrodome Renovation Plan
In a little over two months, voters in Harris County will decide the fate of the Astrodome. In the meantime, a special committee will be formed to advocate for a plan to turn the dome into a convention center and exhibition space.
August 27, 2013 5:05 pm
Nine Candidates File To Run For Houston Mayor
With about two months until the Houston city elections, we now have a clearer picture who wants to run City Hall. Nine candidates have officially filed to run, but only a couple of them have familiar names.
August 27, 2013 3:39 pm
Transportation Officials Look At Growing Traffic Congestion In Galveston County
As the population continues to grow south of Houston, local transportation planners are looking at ways to ease traffic on a couple of busy roadways. There's a public meeting Thursday night to discuss those plans.
August 27, 2013 3:20 pm
Lawsuit Follows Judge Emmett's Decision Against Putting Education Proposal on November Ballot
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced that he will not put an item on the November election ballot that would have called for a tax increase to support early childhood education. The decision was immediately followed by the filing of a lawsuit.
August 26, 2013 4:42 pm
American Legion National Convention Comes to Houston
The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization, is holding its annual convention this week in downtown Houston. Vice President Joe Biden will address the convention, and issues will be discussed, from veteran treatment programs to cuts in defense through sequestration.
August 26, 2013 4:12 pm
As Kids Go Back To School, Texans Are Asked To Share The Road
Traffic changes dramatically when kids go back to school, and TxDOT is appealing to Houstonians to be aware of road conditions that weren't there just a few days ago.
August 26, 2013 3:24 pm
In North Forest, "Back to School" Means Brand New School District
Every new school year brings changes. But this year, families and teachers North Forest are starting an entirely new chapter.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
KUHF Conversations: HISD Superintendent Terry Grier
Today is the first day of school for the Houston Independent School District. More than two hundred thousand students are going back to class. The new year brings new programs – and some new challenges – for the state's largest school district. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier talks about those with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Ellis Island on the Gulf: Remembering the Galveston Movement
Between 1907 and 1914, 10,000 Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire landed at the Port of Galveston, bound for cities all over the West.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Rising Relocation Rate Bodes Well for Labor-Starved Oil Patch
The percentage of managers and executives relocating for new jobs in the first half of 2013 was double that of the same period in 2012.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Teachers Power Up Laptops for New School Year
This week students are heading back to class in Houston. And this year the Houston Independent School District is launching one of its biggest experiments yet.
August 25, 2013 6:00 am
Crowded Race for Comptroller Taking Shape
Four Republicans are vying to replace outgoing state Comptroller Susan Combs, and at least one Democrat may join the race soon, too.
August 24, 2013 6:00 am
In Absence of TRBs, Universities Delaying Improvements
Following yet another legislative session without tuition revenue bonds since the last round was authorized in 2006, many universities — especially smaller, regional ones — are delaying their projects.
August 23, 2013 5:33 pm
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to Be Transported to Space Center Houston Early Next Year
Officials today announced details about the relocation of the shuttle carrier aircraft that will be part of a permanent exhibit at Space Center Houston.
August 23, 2013 5:00 pm
College Kids Survey: Money Tops Their List of Major Concerns
As school gets ready to start next week, a national survey finds students entering college say money tops their list of major concerns. The survey found the recent recession has given students a financial wake-up call and that they are in turn taking an active roll in managing the costs of college life.
August 23, 2013 4:55 pm
More Obamacare Benefits for Women Coming in 2014
Women's health services in Texas have been squeezed in recent years, with funding for women's clinics cut, and dozens of them closing. But now advocates say Texas women can find hope in the Affordable Care Act.
August 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Harris County Sheriff's Office Solves 18th Cold Case Since 2009
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has solved another cold case, this one almost two decades old. It's the agency's 18th case since reestablishing its cold case unit four years ago.
August 23, 2013 4:07 pm
Texas Still in Severe Drought
As the two year anniversary of the wildfire that devastated Bastrop State Park approaches — officials warn that a persistent drought continues to leave Texas vulnerable.
August 23, 2013 8:46 am
NASA Studies Effects of Air Pollution on Climate With Research Planes at Ellington Field
NASA has started an airborne science campaign to get a better understanding of what affects the composition of the atmosphere and the climate. The project is using specially equipped research planes.
August 23, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Linda Donovan On The Cost of Adults Moving Back In With Parents
The weak economy is leading many young adults to move back in with their parents while looking for work. That can take a toll on the parents' finances. Linda Donovan is senior vice president for wealth management at Morgan Stanley's office in the Galleria. She joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
August 23, 2013 5:00 am
Houston Is Drawing More Conventions, But Still Trails Dallas
A new ranking of the leading U.S. destinations for conventions puts Houston in the top 20 for the first time.
August 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Houston Fire Department: Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives
It's estimated that 30 percent of all residential fires that the Houston Fire Department responds to have either no smoke detector or no working smoke detector. The City of Houston continues its partnership with the Home Depot and Kidde, a smoke detector maker, to increase public awareness about fire and carbon monoxide safety.
August 22, 2013 4:26 pm
Justice Department Goes After Texas Voting Laws Again
The Justice Department says it's suing Texas to block the state's new voter ID law and will also try to stop the state's attempt to draw new voting maps.
August 22, 2013 4:19 pm
Houston Campaign Season Opens With Aggressive Mayoral Race
It may not feel like campaign season just yet — but the Houston Mayor's race is already getting heated. The two main candidates aren't pulling any punches as they try to prove themselves to voters.
August 22, 2013 4:00 pm
Syrians in Houston Want Action, After Reports of Chemical Attacks Outside Damascus
Syrian activists in Houston say it's time for the U.S. to take action. They're urging lawmakers and the Obama Administration to come out with a stronger response to the alleged chemical attacks on civilians in and around Damascus.
August 22, 2013 6:30 am
Researching Dirty Air's Effect On Health: Are Some Texans Immune?
Maybe nowhere else is the battle over clean air fought harder than in Texas. The state has tried to block federal air pollution laws saying they stifle economic growth. But just last week, the U.S. Department of Justice filed another law suit to force power plants in northeast Texas to reduce toxic air emissions. We thought it might be a good time to look at the root of why any this matters. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has the basics on what air pollution can do to people.
August 22, 2013 5:00 am
API Chief Seeks Union Help To Close Gap In Oil & Gas Workforce
American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard met with Houston union officials Wednesday. The main topic of discussion was how labor and management can work together to meet the demand for new oil and gas workers.
August 21, 2013 6:00 pm
Houston Housing Project Aims to Get Homeless Veterans Back on Track
Officials gathered today for a ceremony celebrating a new affordable housing community for veterans. The project aims to help low-income vets to get back on their feet.
August 21, 2013 5:18 pm
State: Houston Charter School Spent Millions On Questionable Items, Like Cruises
This month the Texas Education Agency finished an investigation into a charter school here in Houston. The final report finds the charter school spent millions of dollars on questionable items like cruises and spa services.