July 21, 2010 8:56 pm
Wednesday PM July 21th, 2010
Storms threaten well plugging efforts in Gulf...President Obama signs into law an overhaul of banking and Wall Street regulations...Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain"...
July 21, 2010 8:53 pm
Texas Physicians Oppose New Healthcare Law
A new survey of Texas doctors shows an overwhelming majority of them are disappointed in the new federal healthcare reforms. The survey shows they're worried the new law won't lower costs or improve care. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 21, 2010 10:00 am
Wednesday AM July 21st, 2010
Economic sentiment among small business owners remains relatively flat, in spite of the government's stimulus efforts. Gulf Coast states are more pessimistic than the national average. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 20, 2010 11:40 pm
Pounds Fill Up
It is a trend happening at animal shelters here and across the country. They're receiving more dogs and cats due to the economy, and pet adoptions aren't keeping up. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 20, 2010 9:57 pm
Tuesday PM July 20th, 2010
Extension of unemployment benefits winds way through Congress...United and Continental pilots agree on main points of transition agreement...Apache buys BP assets in $7 billion deal...
July 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Perry Makes Stop in Houston
Governor Rick Perry was in Houston speaking to a group of retired firefighters. Perry didn't mention his reelection campaign during the speech but afterward touched on a number of issues, including his challenger Bill White. KUHF'S Bill Stamps has more.
July 20, 2010 9:25 pm
Historic Preservation Gets Some Teeth
The city wants public comments on proposed changes to its Historic Preservation Ordinance. The new ordinance would tighten up some restrictions for the kind of development that can be built in historic districts. It would also make it easier for neighborhoods to get a historic designation. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 20, 2010 9:18 pm
Galveston ISD Makes Some Students Come Earlier, Others Stay Later, for 2010-2011 School Year
The Galveston Independent School District is changing its schedule for the upcoming school year. As David Pitman reports, it's part of a new plan to make the bus system run more efficiently.
July 20, 2010 10:00 am
Tuesday AM July 20th, 2010
A Houston military veteran will receive a complete financial makeover this summer as part of a nationwide program aimed at financial responsibility. Jack Williams reports.
July 19, 2010 10:51 pm
D.A. Says City Needs Bigger DNA Lab
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos says the Houston Police Department's DNA Lab is unable to keep up with current demands. Lykos says there's such a backlog right now that a bigger temporary facility is needed in order to catch up. Bill Stamps has more.
July 19, 2010 10:36 pm
Government Says BP Can Keep Well Shut, For Now
The oil leak in the gulf has been shut off — for now. But Coast Guard officials warn they could order BP to open up the temporary cap if danger signs escalate. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 19, 2010 10:30 pm
Anti-Terror Training Platform
The newest training tool of the Houston Police Department is a big old jet airliner. The HPD unveils a decommissioned Boeing 737 that will be used to train law enforcement in tactical response to airport emergencies. It comes to houston at no cost to taxpayers. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 19, 2010 9:31 pm
Monday PM July 19th, 2010
Marathon Oil begins production on a new deep-water well...Homebuilders confidence in the markets sags to a new low...Halliburton reports large, second-quarter profits...A compensation fund administrator urges against going to court.
July 19, 2010 10:00 am
New Cold Case Office Tries to Solve Nearly 600 Murders
Hundreds of local murder cases that have gone cold over the past four decades are getting another look thanks to a newly-formed cold case section in the Harris County District Attorney's Office. As Jack Williams reports, one investigator and his boss are sifting through piles of old case files, looking for leads and fugitives who have gotten away with murder.
July 19, 2010 10:00 am
Monday AM July 19th, 2010
Facebook accounts detailing your daily life and personal history...pictures stored on Flickr...e-mail accounts with personal and business mail...what happens to your online accounts when you die? Ed Mayberry reports.
July 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Big Rig Truck Accidents Increasing in Houston
If you're listening to this broadcast from you car as you head home from work, the last thing you want to hear is that there's a major accident on a freeway that affects your commute. And if it seems like that's happening in Houston more and more lately, it's not your imagination. Bill Stamps reports.
July 16, 2010 9:36 pm
Saving the Gulf: Economy and Ecology
Conservationists say more than just cleaning up the oil spill will have to be done to protect the Gulf of Mexico. A new report issued by the Nature Conservancy calls for restoring the gulf's fragile ecosystem in order to preserve the region's economy. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 16, 2010 9:22 pm
Grounded No More
The U.S. Coast Guard says a grounded ship near the Houston Ship Channel has been refloated with no damage to the vessel and no impact to the environment. Pat Hernandez has the story.
July 16, 2010 9:15 pm
Friday PM July 16th, 2010
The U.S. Department of Justice seeks more information into the potential merger of RRI Energy and Mirant Corporation...Houston American Energy is set to begin trading publicly on the NYSE...BP is filling claims caused by the oil spill in the Gulf...Computer maker Dell is settling charges with the SEC.
July 16, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM July 16th, 2010
Even as women become the majority of university graduates, companies still struggle with adapting policies and management to gender balance in the workplace. An author offers solutions in the book How Women Mean Business. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 16, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Rob Andrews
One indicator of the health of the employment picture is how well the executive search business is doing. Expansion often starts at the top. On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Rob Andrews with "Allen Austin Global Executive Search" talks with Ed Mayberry about the "retained executive search" business.
July 15, 2010 9:59 pm
High Hopes for Shrimp Season
It's never been easy being a shrimper, but the competition for gulf seafood is about to heat up. The Gulf of Mexico shrimp season for both state and federal waters opens 30 minutes after sunset today, and this year because of the oil spill, the stakes could be even higher. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 15, 2010 9:19 pm
Senate Committee Outlines Future For NASA
A Senate subcommittee has passed a bill that allows NASA to do a lot of the things it was planning on before the Obama administration put them to a halt earlier this year. Plans to go to the moon are still out, but as Bill Stamps reports, a lot of the equipment needed to get there could still be built.
July 15, 2010 9:09 pm
No More Free Parking In Downtown Galveston
Parking meters are making a comeback in Downtown Galveston. Crews this week begain installing new pay stations. As David Pitman reports, this is the first metered parking Galveston has had since Hurricane Ike knocked out the old system almost two years ago.
July 15, 2010 8:51 pm
Thursday PM July 15th, 2010
More corporations than BP could be held liable for Gulf oil spill...New applications for unemployment benefits fall sharply...More than one million American households likely to lose homes to foreclosure this year, according to report...
July 15, 2010 5:33 pm
"Corpse Flower" animates crowds
A rare Sumatran plant at the Houston Museum of Natural Science has been drawing major crowds since last week. The so-called "corpse flower" needs to open before its signature rotting-flesh smell can be fully experienced, but the visitors are flocking through anyway. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 15, 2010 10:00 am
Thursday AM July 15th, 2010
The completion of construction on San Felipe has transformed that busy street into a more free-flowing and scenic drive. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 14, 2010 11:43 pm
Second Chance Incentive
Businesses that help high school drop-outs finish their education could benefit under a proposal from Texas Governor Rick Perry. He spells it out at a business in Northwest Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 14, 2010 10:27 pm
Tech Fund Out of Money
State money set aside to help new tech businesses get off the ground has apparently run out. The Emerging Technology Fund is supposed to help new companies that are in the business of developing new technologies. But as Bill Stamps reports, some businesses will have to put their plans on hold.
July 14, 2010 9:39 pm
Unemployment Benefits Vote Could Come Next Week
After four failed tries, the U.S. Senate is expected to take another crack at passing an unemployment benefits package next week. It's a vote that could affect 100,000 out-of-work Texans. Laurie Johnson reports.