August 12, 2010 10:32 pm
Thursday PM August 12th, 2010
Texas attorney general sues Obama administration over offshore drilling moratorium...Texas to resume accepting applications for Emerging Technology Fund...New applications for unemployment insurance rose last week to highest level in almost six months...
August 12, 2010 9:38 pm
Houston Federal Court Launches Program for First-Time Offenders
An innovative program at Houston Federal Court hopes to educate defendants about their rights and responsibilities. The goal of the program is to help first-time offenders stay out of trouble, and a recent study says it's helping change attitudes about the criminal justice system. KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.
August 12, 2010 10:00 am
Thursday AM August 12th, 2010
A personality program used to help clients more effectively manage their employees will now be taught to consultants. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 11, 2010 10:30 pm
Houston Councilmembers Consider Changing Their Terms
Houston Councilmembers took steps today to place city charter amendments dealing with city elections on the November ballot. The propositions will give voters a chance to make decisions about redistricting and term limits. Laurie Johnson reports.
August 11, 2010 10:21 pm
Seeking a Bigger Insurance Claim
Harris County Commissioners are racing against the clock to recover insurance money for Sylvan Beach Pavilion. It suffered extensive damage from Hurricane Ike. Commissioners agreed on an attorney to try and recover money to restore the iconic structure. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 11, 2010 9:46 pm
Statistics show Harris County is the worst in the nation when it comes to drunk driving deaths. That's one of the reasons the police and sheriff's departments are teaming up for big crackdown on drunk drivers. Bill Stamps tells us what they're planning to do.
August 11, 2010 9:17 pm
Wednesday PM August 11th, 2010
Crews suspend relief well drilling as bad weather approaches...Hot weather sets stage for electricity peak demand records...Continental's CEO calls for nation's air traffic control system to be modernized, to help reduce fuel costs and tarmac delays...
August 11, 2010 10:00 am
Wednesday AM August 11th, 2010
More than half those surveyed believe they would be more productive if they had a greater interest in the companies that employ them. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 10, 2010 10:42 pm
Non-oil Lawsuit Against BP Grows
The number of Texas City residents adding their names to a class-action lawsuit against BP continues to grow. The case has nothing to do with the recent oil spill. It stems from the release of toxic chemicals into the air over a 40 day period this spring. Bill Stamps has the story.
August 10, 2010 9:43 pm
Tuesday PM August 10th, 2010
Weather system threatens to delay work at BP deepwater well...Productivity decline may signal need for more hiring...Wholesale inventories edge up slightly...
August 10, 2010 9:31 pm
New Facility in North Houston Makes Recycling Easier
A new facility in North Houston will make it convenient for residents who want to get rid of household and construction debris. City officials also hope the new center will help cut down on a serious problem in the area — illegal dumping. KUHF's Gail Delaughter reports.
August 10, 2010 9:23 pm
HCC Introduces Textbook Rental Program
Houston Community College is joining the ranks of schools across the state offering students the option to 'rent' their textbooks. David Pitman reports.
August 10, 2010 10:00 am
Tuesday AM August 10th, 2010
A business travel convention and exposition is underway at the George R. Brown Convention Center through tomorrow. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 9, 2010 11:05 pm
There Will Be Change: Spill Expected to Alter Deepwater Drilling Operations in the Gulf
Now that we're no longer fixated on what arcane technique BP will use next to end the flow of oil into the gulf, attention is even more focused on the aftermath of the spill. But questions aren't just raised over the extent of the environmental damage. Many expect the disaster to have a transforming effect on the landscape of the oil industry as a whole. From the KUHF Newslab, Wendy Siegle reports.
August 9, 2010 10:42 pm
New Plan For Tracking Sex Offenders
Local authorities say keeping track of sex offenders in the area is about to get much easier, thanks to a new registry that will be used by both the city and county. Bill Stamps explains.
August 9, 2010 10:35 pm
Monday PM August 9th, 2010
BP resumes drilling relief well...Wave of people collecting social security benefits early contributing to trust shortfall...Gasoline prices on the rise after oil rally last week...
August 9, 2010 10:16 pm
A New Era in Flying
Continental Airlines calls it a new era in passenger comfort. The Houston-based carrier offers a sneak preview of what its new jet will look like from the inside. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is making headlines for its cabin environment and advanced aerodynamic design. Continental will be the first U.S. carrier to fly the 787 beginning next year. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 9, 2010 9:33 pm
President Obama Visits TX, Skips Houston, White Keeps Distance
President Obama is in Texas this afternoon. He started off in Austin with a fundraiser and a speech at UT to talk about what needs to be done to increase college graduation rates. He's now in Dallas, where he's holding another fundraiser. As David Pitman reports, the president's trip to Texas is also notable for where he's "not" stopping, and one politician he's "not" making an appearance with.
August 9, 2010 10:00 am
Houston's Birthplace: Restoring the International Coffee Building
On a hot — humid August day much like this one -- Houston was born 174 years ago. One of the city's early landmarks was the international coffee building -- and city planners want to make it a destination once again. Laurie Johnson reports.
August 9, 2010 10:00 am
Monday AM August 9th, 2010
Private employers have been adding workers, according to the Labor Department, but at a weak pace. One Houston-area republican congressman continues railing against democratic leadership for the lack of economic growth. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 9, 2010 10:00 am
School Drug and Alcohol Program is Working
It won't be long before Houston schools are back in session. And while most schools strive to teach kids the fundamentals of reading and writing, one local school aims to do much more. Bill Stamps tells us about a school where making the right choices is just as important as making good grades.
August 6, 2010 10:27 pm
All it takes is one
Researchers at the University of Houston host a hurricane conference that discusses an active season, coastal protection and rapid recovery. Harris county judge Ed Emmett attended the gathering and he said it doesn't matter how many hurricanes are predicted. All it takes is just one, and how we prepare and respond is what matters. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 6, 2010 10:09 pm
Some New College Students Will Need Extra Vaccine
Texas college students moving into dorms or other campus housing for the first time in a couple of weeks will have to prove they've gotten a vaccine to protect against meningitis. Laurie Johnson reports.
August 6, 2010 9:23 pm
Friday PM August 6th, 2010
BP moves forward with "bottom Kill" plans at site of Gulf oil spill; Response chief Doug Suttles moving back to old BP job in Houston... Jobless rate remains unchanged at 9.5 percent... Consumer borrowing falls for fifth straight month as households continue cutting back credit card use...
August 6, 2010 3:23 pm
Body Scanners to Bush Airport
Houston congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee tours Bush Intercontinental Airport with the new head of the Transportation Security Administration. She also announces that the airport will now be using new technology to screen passengers before they board. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 6, 2010 10:07 am
Friday AM August 6th, 2010
The "One Woman" National Business Conference is set for today and tomorrow at the Omni Houston Hotel. This annual event seeks to cultivate an inner confidence in women that produces results in business, as Ed Mayberry reports.
August 6, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Paul Lynch
The United States and the United Kingdom have always shared a special relationship. Hundreds of British ex-pats live and work in Houston, and many Houstonians live and work in the UK. The British consulate helps coordinate American and British investment in each other's countries. In this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with UK Consul-General Paul Lynch about British-American trade and investment ties.
August 5, 2010 10:48 pm
Forecasters to Gulf Coast: Brace Yourself, The Rains Are Coming
National forecasters have updated their hurricane outlook and say it's likely the Gulf Coast will see an increase in severe storms as we enter the peak of this year's hurricane season. Wendy Siegle reports.
August 5, 2010 10:40 pm
New Test Detects Elephant Herpes Virus
A new test helps veterinarians at the Houston Zoo detect the elephant herpes virus in its early stages. The zoo has lost six elephants to the disease and is working with Baylor College of Medicine to detect and treat the virus at its onset. Laurie Johnson reports.
August 5, 2010 10:32 pm
NASA Gears UP For Spacewalk
NASA says it needs an extra day to prepare for a an emergency space walk outside the International Space Station. Crews will try to repair a cooling module that basically runs the space station's air conditioning. Bill Stamps has more.