November 25, 2013 4:42 pm
$30 Million Dollar Project Aims To Improve Pedestrian Mobility Throughout Houston
There's progress today in an effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths in key parts of Houston. Six new projects will close significant gaps in two major paths inside the 610 Loop. The projects are being completed with both government grants and local dollars.
November 25, 2013 3:39 pm
Houston Homeless Services In Critical Response To Cold Weather
As temperatures dip below freezing this week, Houston's homeless are at high risk if they are unprepared for the cold weather.
November 25, 2013 5:44 am
Experts Say Test Scores Raise Red Flag In HISD Cheating Investigation
The Houston Independent School District recently announced that outside investigators are examining possible cheating on high stakes tests at two elementary schools. The investigation is ongoing. But experts say recent test scores indicate some red flags.
November 25, 2013 5:30 am
Could The Economy Recover Faster And Stronger If Obama Were More Like Reagan?
On a recent trip to Houston, Senator Ted Cruz said if President Obama had acted more like President Regan, the economic recovery would have been quicker, and produced millions more jobs. But how well does that claim stand up to scrutiny?
November 25, 2013 5:00 am
As Xbox One Hits Shelves, Microsoft Ponders Sale Of Gaming Console Division
Microsoft's Xbox One launched just after midnight on Friday, following hard on the heels of Sony's PlayStation Four. But Microsoft may not be in the gaming console business much longer.
November 24, 2013 6:00 am
Court May Clarify Rule On Impairment, Death Penalty
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in the case of a Florida death row inmate — who claims he does not have the mental capacity to face execution — could provide more guidance to states like Texas.
November 23, 2013 6:00 am
Water Recycling Minimal But Growing On Texas Oilfields
As the drought continues across Texas, more oil and gas companies are considering the long-term benefits of water recycling, and state officials are trying to make the transition easier.
November 22, 2013 5:42 pm
Astros Lawsuit Could Have Implications For Houston Sports Fans
Houston Astros owner Jim Crane has filed a lawsuit alleging fraud in connection with his purchase of a share of Houston’s regional sports network. The outcome of the suit could have an impact on whether more fans will be able to watch Houston sports teams on television.
November 22, 2013 4:29 pm
Life Magazine Photographer Recalls Photographing JFK, Before and After the Assassination
On this 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — a former Life magazine photographer who lives in Houston recalls chronicling the events that changed the nation.
November 22, 2013 3:51 pm
DA: We Will Arrest People Who Don't Report Sexual Abuse Of A Child
The Harris County District Attorney's office says it's serious about prosecuting people who know about suspected sexual abuse but don't report it to authorities. The strong words today come after the arrest of a high school principal in Sharpstown for not contacting authorities after learning about alleged abuse involving a teacher and students.
November 22, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: John Beddow On The Future Of Print Journalism
American City Business Journals is the third-largest employer of business journalists in the country and the parent company of the Houston Business Journal. Like all print media, the company is struggling to adjust to a rapidly changing media landscape. John Beddow is publisher of the Houston Business Journal. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the “Bauer Business Focus.”
November 22, 2013 5:00 am
Taking A Break From Job Hunting For The Holidays? Employers Aren't
Job seekers often put their search on hold during the holiday season. Those that do may be missing out on their best chance to start the New Year employed.
November 21, 2013 6:12 pm
What One Group Does To Solve Houston's Homeless Pet Problem
Houston has an overabundance of stray animals — many of whom are euthanized if no homes can be found for them. To solve that problem, a Houston-based organization is transporting homeless pets to places where there's high demand for them.
November 21, 2013 5:34 pm
How The Houston Ship Channel Security District Keeps Port Free From Economic Threats
It's about protecting the Houston Ship Channel from any threat. Infrastructure and equipment funded by the Houston Ship Channel Security District were on display at the annual meeting of stakeholders at the Houston Marriott South. The district funds layers of security protection to support law enforcement along the ship channel.
November 21, 2013 5:22 pm
Analysis Of 'Cancelled' Plans Under Health Law Shows Who Exactly Affected
Reports about insurance companies withdrawing health policies that don't comply with the Affordable Care Act have aroused passions on both sides of the political aisle. A new analysis tries to put that phenomenon in perspective.
November 21, 2013 4:57 pm
Metro Says Getting More People To Ride The Bus Is Its Top Goal
Metro board members have taken a crucial first step in the transit agency's efforts to "re-imagine" Houston's bus system. It's all part of an effort to boost sagging ridership by providing quicker service.
November 21, 2013 4:33 pm
The Thanksgiving Effect On Texas Gasoline Price
Next week's Thanksgiving holiday is already being felt at the gas pump. But people who plan to travel by car or truck will pay less for gasoline than they did last year.
November 21, 2013 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Jeff Greenfield Discusses Novel 'If Kennedy Lived'
In his 2011 book, Then Everything Changed, Jeff Greenfield explored how American history might have changed had John F. Kennedy died before becoming president, or if his brother Robert had survived assassination. Greenfield’s latest book explores a different outcome to JFK’s trip to Dallas. KUHF’s Andrew Schneider speaks with Greenfield about his new book, If Kennedy Lived.
November 21, 2013 5:00 am
JFK's Final Visit to Houston Came 50 Years Ago Today
It was fifty years ago today that President John F. Kennedy was in the middle of a short swing through Texas as he tried to shore-up support in a state where voters weren't so sure about re-electing him in 1964. Kennedy's brief visit to Houston on Thursday, November 21, 1963, was the last full day of his life.
November 21, 2013 5:00 am
Total Energy USA Doubles Number of Exhibitors in Second Year
The second annual Total Energy USA Conference wraps up today at the George R. Brown Convention Center downtown.
November 20, 2013 5:41 pm
Homeland Security Agencies Warn Holiday Shoppers of Counterfeit Products
As Thanksgiving is approaching, so is Black Friday – the day many Americans hunt for good deals. Authorities warn that if a deal seems too good to be true, it more than likely is.
November 20, 2013 5:32 pm
Kennedy Acknowledged Latinos as an Important Voting Bloc
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his visit to Houston the day before the tragic event marked a milestone for hispanics. At a symposium hosted by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies, scholars say it was the beginning of latino politics.
November 20, 2013 4:47 pm
Texas Board of Education Revisits Debate Over Algebra II
As we've reported earlier this week, the State Board of Education is weighing what courses will count toward high school graduation. Today they heard different opinions when it comes to high school math.
November 20, 2013 4:35 pm
Concerned Residents Give Mixed Reviews To North Freeway Improvement Plans
TxDOT is now gathering input on what should be done about one of the area's most crowded roadways. Officials say they need to take action soon to deal with increasing congestion on the North Freeway.
November 20, 2013 4:23 pm
City of Houston Extends Insurance Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses of Employees
Two weeks after winning re-election to her final term, Houston Mayor Annise Parker has extended City of Houston benefits to the same-sex spouses of city employees.
November 20, 2013 5:00 am
Strong October Sales Cut Housing Inventory
Single-family home sales in Houston hit a six-month low in October. But the region showed strong activity for the month, generally one of the slowest in the year for the real estate market.
November 19, 2013 5:53 pm
Judge Dismisses Claims Against HISD, Trustee Marshall In Bribery Lawsuit
A long-term lawsuit alleging bribery and a kickback scheme has come to a close for the Houston Independent School District and a longtime trustee.
November 19, 2013 4:50 pm
Houston Astros To Host Civil Rights Game
Major League Baseball has announced that the Houston Astros will host the 2014 Civil Rights Game for the first time. The event aims to promote diversity in baseball and beyond.
November 19, 2013 4:30 pm
Where Do Mexican American Classes Fit In With Texas' New High School Graduation Plan?
As we reported earlier, the State Board of Education is trying to figure out the details for the new high school graduation requirements. One group here in Houston says more cultural classes need to be added to the list of options.
November 19, 2013 3:59 pm
Houston Could Become First Texas City To Punish Wage Theft
Houston is poised to become the first city in Texas to pass sanctions against employers who commit wage theft. Councilmembers will vote on an ordinance tomorrow that would prohibit the city from doing business with companies that withhold or otherwise steal wages from workers.