September 29, 2010 9:57 pm
2009 Census Data Show Poverty and Uninsured Numbers on the Rise
The recession may have technically ended last year, but that doesn't mean economic hardship among Texans ended along with it. According to 2009 data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, more Texans are living in poverty and without insurance than in 2008. Wendy Siegle reports.
September 29, 2010 9:51 pm
Wednesday PM September 29th, 2010
BP to set up new safety division; new CEO takes over this week...EPA conducts hearings on proposed coal ash regulations...Department of Energy commits $1 billion to recently retooled Futuregen clean-coal project...
September 29, 2010 9:13 pm
Students Talk With Astronauts In Space
Students at three Houston schools got a chance to speak with astronauts aboard the International Space Station today. The Houston schools were alma maters of astronaut Shannon Walker. Bill Stamps has more on today's big event.
September 29, 2010 8:56 pm
Program That Tracks Illegals with Criminal Records In Place
Immigration officials say a system that notifies them if convicted criminal aliens are arrested in Texas is now in place across the entire state. Jack Williams reports.
September 29, 2010 10:00 am
UH Chemist Tracking Alcohol Molecules Through The Brain
A University of Houston professor has nabbed a large federal grant to study how alcohol affects the brain. The research is basic biochemistry, but the idea is to someday learn enough to design a new drug for alcoholism. KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel has this story on the neuroscience of drinking.
September 29, 2010 8:22 am
Wednesday AM September 29th, 2010
Employees being able to connect to email from cell phones creates more entry points into the computing systems of a business. That requires some risk management and controls. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 28, 2010 10:37 pm
Holding the Line
Harris County Commissioners examine recommendations made by the budget officer to keep from increasing taxes. A hiring freeze could remain in place in order to maintain the status quo. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 28, 2010 10:34 pm
Tuesday PM September 28th, 2010
Federal judge blocks challenge to Continental merger with United Airlines...Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since February...Home prices rise for fourth straight month...
September 28, 2010 10:06 pm
House Vote Could Stabilize NASA's Future
With time running out before a mid-term recess, a compromise deal that could save thousands of jobs at NASA and re-direct the space agency's future is on the table on Capitol Hill tomorrow. As Jack Williams reports, the House is set to approve a senate bill that would mean small victories for both the president and supporters of NASA's manned space program.
September 28, 2010 10:01 pm
High-Dose Flu Vaccine Hits Market
A new flu vaccine for senior citizens is available for the first time. The injection is four times stronger
than the regular flu dose for the general population.
Laurie Johnson reports.
September 28, 2010 8:45 am
Tuesday AM September 28th, 2010
The Baker Institute is looking at the energy market consequences of an emerging carbon management policy. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 27, 2010 10:38 pm
UH Professor Hopes To Predict Flooding
The hurricane season is coming to a close soon but preparing for disasters is a year round job for some people. A University of Houston professor will spend the next two and a half years trying to create an online real time map that can tell emergency workers what streets are flooded. Bill Stamps has the story.
September 27, 2010 10:14 pm
Ike Still Has Victims
Two years after Hurricane Ike hit Galveston, many residents on the island are still struggling to recover. Housing officials in Galveston County are encouraging residents whose homes were battered by Ike to apply for federal rebuilding assistance. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 27, 2010 10:01 pm
Monday PM September 27th, 2010
Baker Institute hosts discussion on energy market consequences of potential greenhouse gas emissions regulations...Southwest Airlines buying AirTran...Vollmer PR merging with Edelman Public Relations...
September 27, 2010 9:14 pm
More Seats For Texas?
Texas may soon have a stronger voice in Washington through increased Congressional representation. That's according to a new report based on Census numbers. Manuel Quinones reports from Capitol Hill.
September 27, 2010 8:16 pm
Southwest-AirTran Deal Could Be Good For Houston
A leading travel expert says Southwest Airline's acquisition of AirTran Airways means good things for Houston travelers, who will now have many more options when they fly. Jack Williams reports.
September 27, 2010 6:07 am
More Teens Get Botox, But Why?
A recent survey finds Botox treatments for teenagers are on the rise. But, as David Pitman reports, that doesn't necessarily mean more teens are seeking injections to treat wrinkles they don't yet have.
September 27, 2010 6:06 am
Habitat for Humanity Unveils Solar House
Houstonians this weekend can get a look at a new home that's designed not only to save energy, but also to help a working family build a better financial future. Gail Delaughter reports.
September 27, 2010 6:00 am
Monday AM September 27th, 2010
The value of teamwork in the business world has long been appreciated. But a speaker at the American Society of Training and Development says his research shows teamwork produces immediate results in productivity, loyalty and bottom-line results. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 27, 2010 5:19 am
Grant To Serve Gulfton-Sharpstown Community
Houston's Baker-Ripley Neighborhood Center opens tomorrow in one of the city's poorest
neighborhoods. The Gulfton-Sharpstown area has four times the density of the inner loop — with immigrant communities from dozens of countries. Laurie Johnson reports.
September 24, 2010 10:21 pm
Friday PM September 24th, 2010
Sales of new homes has second-worst month on record...Factory order fall by largest amount this year, but still best showing in five months...Price of gasoline holds steady in Texas...
September 24, 2010 10:14 pm
Texas Has Done Well With Earmarks
Lawmakers often bring federal dollars to Texas through the controversial earmarking process. And a new study shows Texas has received billions of dollars over the past two decades. Manuel Quinones reports from Washington.
September 24, 2010 10:03 pm
Call To Immunize
Texans are seeing a wave of whooping cough cases spread across the state. While infants and children are typically the most vulnerable to this contagious disease, adolescents and adults are encouraged to be vaccinated to prevent the spread. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 24, 2010 9:01 pm
Metro To Make Cutbacks In Light Of Reduced Budget
Metro's proposed 2011 budget shows a drastic decrease from its 2010 spending plan. Despite the reduction, officials say fares won't increase and services will remain intact. But as Wendy Siegle reports, in order to operate on a scaled-down budget, the transit agency will have to make some cutbacks.
September 24, 2010 11:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Arthur Warga
The University of Houston College of Business Wolff Center this past week was named the number one entrepreneurship program in the country, beating out Harvard and MIT, to name a couple. UH Bauer began teaching entrepreneurship in 1991. Bauer College of Business Dean Arthur Warga joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
September 24, 2010 8:53 am
Friday AM September 24th, 2010
The fourth edition of an African-American business directory spotlights black-owned companies in the Houston area. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 23, 2010 10:29 pm
Initiative Goes Viral
Houston's gang activity is the subject of a new website. The FBI is teaming up with local law enforcement on the initiative to increase community awareness through education regarding the threat of criminal gang activity. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Cowboys Come To Houston
This weekend's football game at Reliant Stadium is one of the biggest of the season. Not because the Texans are undefeated, it's because they're playing the Dallas Cowboys. While many people still call the Cowboys America's team, the Texans are just trying to get some national respect. Bill Stamps talked with Houston fans to get their take on the big game.
September 23, 2010 9:28 pm
More Fencing and Warning Signs for Contaminated Area of San Jacinto River
More fencing and warning signs are slated to go up around a contaminated section of the San Jacinto River, according to the EPA. Congressman Gene Green made the request in a letter he sent to the agency last month. Wendy Siegle has more
September 23, 2010 8:51 pm
Thursday PM September 23rd, 2010
Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; keeping stores open...More health care overhaul provisions begin taking effect today...Warren Buffett says country "is still in a recession"...