March 1, 2011 10:12 am
Rodeo Begins Another Run
For nearly 80-years, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been the center of western heritage. It is home to the world's largest livestock display and what some call the most spectacular rodeo. Anyone involved with the 3-week event will tell you there is nothing that compares to it. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 1, 2011 10:00 am
Texas Manufacturing Outlook
The outlook for Texas manufacturing is improving. Andrew Schneider has the story.
March 1, 2011 1:13 am
Houston Area Business Bankruptcies Leveling Off
Business bankruptcies in the Houston area appear to be easing. Andrew Schneider has the story.
February 28, 2011 10:58 pm
Police File Murder Charges Against Suspected Serial Killer
Houston police have a suspect in custody they think may be linked to at least five killings in the Inner Loop over the past year. Lucky Ward was arrested in November for the murder of a woman last September, for which he confessed.
February 28, 2011 10:39 pm
How to Choose a Daycare
The 22-year-old owner of Jackie's House Daycare facility is charged with reckless injury to a child. Last week a fire at the facility killed four children and injured three others. So how can parents know how to pick the right daycare? As Laurie Johnson reports — there are resources to guide you if you know where to look.
February 28, 2011 10:36 pm
A Show For Sports Fans
The George R Brown Convention Center is hosting a trade show this week many sports fans would love.
The CAMEX Trade show features just about anything you can imagine with university school colors and logos.
But with the economy the way it is — are people really spending money on such nonessentials? Bill Stamps takes a look.
February 28, 2011 9:32 pm
Shuttle Mission: First Spacewalk a Success
Two astronauts from space shuttle Discovery completed a spacewalk today. NASA said the two men spent more than six hours adding equipment to the outside of the International Space Station. KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
February 28, 2011 9:16 pm
Some Delinquent Business Taxes go to Collection April 2nd
Thousands of Harris County businesses will be getting delinquent tax notices this week. As Rod Rice reports — these notices are for business personal property taxes that were due January 31st.
February 28, 2011 8:44 pm
How the Cold Case Unit Operates
The Harris County Sheriff's Office recently arrested a woman in Tennessee for a murder that was committed twenty-four years ago. Bill Stamps tell us how the Cold Case Unit solves cases that have gone cold over the years.
February 28, 2011 4:58 pm
It May be Time for Comprehensive Tax Reform
Most of the talk about "taxes" these days is about "no new taxes", but two Rice University economics professors have issued a paper saying the time is right to think about comprehensive tax reform.
Rod Rice reports.
February 25, 2011 11:10 pm
Bikeway Funding Safe For Now
Cyclists in the Houston area won a small victory today: at its monthly meeting, the Transportation Policy Council decided to postpone a vote on a proposal that would put several bike and pedestrian-oriented projects on hold. As Wendy Siegle reports, the decision came after a number of people came out to oppose the proposal.
February 25, 2011 10:36 pm
It Begins With Breathing
It's the way you breathe that makes the difference. The largest gathering for yoga instructors and students takes place this weekend at the University of St. Thomas. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 25, 2011 10:02 pm
Secretary Monitors Development of Deepwater Oil Containment Systems
Two groups developing systems to contain and cap undersea oil wells were demonstrated to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in Houston today. The federal government says such systems need to be ready before new deepwater drilling permits can be issued.
February 25, 2011 9:51 pm
Day Care Fire Update
Four children remain hospitalized with burns suffered in yesterday's fire at a west Houston day care. Three other children died in the blaze. Today, investigators began the process of finding out what happened. Bill Stamps reports.
February 25, 2011 9:10 pm
Availability Helps Companies Re-earn Trust After Crisis
When companies face a public relations crisis, companies must respond by making a CEO or technical expert available, according to an annual "trust barometer." Ed Mayberry reports.
February 25, 2011 9:47 am
Bauer Business Focus: Skip Wagner
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo opens on Tuesday. Rodeo president and CEO Skip Wagner joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus."
February 25, 2011 8:27 am
METRO Plans to Add Nearly 20 Cars to Main Street Line
The Metropolitan Transit Authority has announced plans to add 19 more light rail cars to its fleet. METRO says the new cars will help serve more riders on the existing main street line. Wendy Siegle reports.
February 25, 2011 5:42 am
Outlook For Small Businesses
A national survey indicates small business confidence is on the rise for the first time in at least a year and a half. Andrew Schneider has the story on the outlook for Texas.
February 24, 2011 11:58 pm
HISD Considers All Options
The Houston School Board held a public workshop to discuss budget crisis facing every school district in Texas. With the state facing a projected 15-billion dollar shortfall, the HISD could lose as much as 200-million dollars as a result. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 24, 2011 9:29 pm
Deaths Reported at a Daycare Fire
Three deaths are reported and four injured at a daycare fire this afternoon in west Houston. A total of seven infants ranging from 18 months to three years old were transported to area hospitals — the two who died were pronounced dead at the hospitals. The blaze was at Jackie's Childcare — a house on crest park drive near Richmond and Eldridge.
February 24, 2011 8:09 pm
HPD Officer Injured in Drug Sting
A nationwide round-up of drug cartel suspects resulted in the shooting of a Houston police officer. The officer's injuries are not life-threatening and he's expected to make a complete recovery. Laurie Johnson reports.
February 24, 2011 7:38 pm
HISD Waits For the Fate Of Textbook Funding
Like every other school district in Texas, the HISD is waiting to see if lawmakers will somehow come up with money for new textbooks in the next budget. This week the Texas Senate and House revealed that neither chamber's "base" budget currently includes money for new instructional materials. As David Pitman reports, the HISD has a backup plan in case the cash doesn't show up.
February 23, 2011 11:10 pm
DNA Evidence Nails Two
Houston police arrest and charge two suspects in separate sexual assault cases. The two were successfully linked to the cases through testing of DNA evidence by the HPD Crime Lab. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 23, 2011 11:08 pm
EPA Announces New Air Pollution Standards for Industrial Boilers
The EPA has announced new air pollution standards for industrial boilers. The final rule is more business friendly than the version the agency proposed last spring, but local industries may still have reason for concern. Andrew Schneider reports.
February 23, 2011 10:25 pm
Centerpoint Reaches Millionth-Customer Smart Meter Milestone
Centerpoint Energy has installed its one millionth smart meter less than two years after beginning the program. As Ed Mayberry reports, the system is designed to give consumers more control over energy consumption, but also feed information that could improve electric reliability.
February 23, 2011 10:19 pm
Houston Challenges Census Numbers
The City of Houston is challenging the U.S. Census Bureau on the results of the city's population count. Houston Mayor Annise Parker says the federal government did not get an accurate count of citizens in unincorporated areas. Laurie Johnson reports.
February 23, 2011 9:59 pm
Policy Makers May Delay Funding For Some Bike/Pedestrian-oriented Projects
Local transportation policy makers may vote this Friday to stall money for bike and other alternative transit projects in the Greater Houston area. As Wendy Siegle reports — cyclists are gearing up to protest the proposal.
February 23, 2011 9:12 pm
Removal of Abandoned Crab Traps
Each year crabbing in state waters is closed for ten days. During that period any crab traps left in the water are considered litter and can be removed. As Rod Rice reports, with the crabbing hiatus ending this Sunday, area volunteers have been hard at work.
February 23, 2011 9:03 pm
Discovery Ready to Take Off For Final Space Voyage
After months of delays, space shuttle Discovery is set to lift off tomorrow Thursday afternoon (3:50 cst) from Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There are two more scheduled shuttle missions after this one, but it's the last trip into space for Discovery. KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
February 23, 2011 8:43 pm
Stranded Whale Fights for Survival
A 12-foot long pygmy sperm whale is fighting for its
life at a marine mammal rescue facility in Galveston.