July 13, 2010 11:38 pm
Bringing Business Leadership to the Classroom
While most kids are enjoying their summer vacation, some of their teachers are in school, learning to become principals. But the courses are not about assigning detention and choosing textbooks — they cover human capital, data analysis, and transformational change. From the KUHF Newslab, Melissa Galvez has more.
July 13, 2010 10:35 pm
Free A/C Units For the Needy
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee wants to use resources from the business community and the federal government to help Houstonians who may be suffering from the summer heat. While some programs help people pay their electricity bill, this program helps people who have no A/C to begin with. Bill Stamps has more.
July 13, 2010 10:20 pm
Tuesday PM July 13th, 2010
BP poised to test new cap over Gulf oil leak; idle oil rigs begin leaving Gulf for other work...World oil demand to rise next year despite drop in countries with efficiency savings and fuel substitution...Job openings drop in May and layoffs edge up...
July 13, 2010 10:00 pm
Still Crunching the Numbers
Harris County has been spared the worst of the economic downturn, but it is still affecting how one of the largest local governments in the country operates, including who it hires. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 13, 2010 9:01 pm
Fired Man Charged with Murder
A Fort Bend County man is charged with murder after the body of his former boss was found in Sugar Land. Detectives in Mississippi located the suspect and will soon extradite him back to Texas. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 13, 2010 9:00 pm
TxDOT, HGAC To Start New Houston-Area Traffic Survey
If you're out shopping or conducting other business over the next few months and someone randomly approaches you and starts asking questions about where you came from and how you got where you needed to be, don't be alarmed. It's just part of a new survey to help planners figure out where new roads should be built, and where existing roads should be upgraded. David Pitman has more.
July 13, 2010 10:00 am
Tuesday AM July 13th, 2010
Companies begin development of employees at the point of recruitment and orientation, but often spend time on talent development only at times of performance measurement. But there's a concept called "New Hire Onboarding," to help companies make the most out of its investment. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 12, 2010 10:06 pm
Move Over or Slow Down
If you're driving past a police officer on the side of the road with his lights flashing, Texas law states you must switch lanes or slow down. If you don't, you yourself could end up with a ticket. The law has been on the books for some time and is rarely enforced, but this week officers will be out issuing reminders to drivers. Bill Stamps has more.
July 12, 2010 9:50 pm
Monday PM July 12th, 2010
Obama's new deepwater drilling moratorium no longer based on water depth; British newspaper says Houston-based Apache Corporation looking at BP assets...Gasoline prices averages continue dropping...Consumer Reports notes iPhone 4's reception problems...
July 12, 2010 9:44 pm
Some Test Positive
Harris County Mosquito Control has been busy fielding calls about the pesky critters after the recent rains. Officials say they're keeping an eye out for mosquitoes that carry disease. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 12, 2010 9:30 pm
Salvation Army Christmas Comes Early
It doesn't look or feel anything like Christmas, but if you go downtown this week you might notice folks in Santa hats ringing bells for the Salvation Army. Laurie Johnson explains.
July 12, 2010 10:00 am
Monday AM July 12th, 2010
It turns out that many high-end positions aren't recession-proof. The down economy is partially to blame for some lawyers entertaining professions that they normally wouldn't. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 12, 2010 10:00 am
Where the Ashby High Rise Stands
Nearly three years after it all began, the Ashby High Rise is still under debate. The property developers are pursuing a lawsuit against the City of Houston to try to build the 23-story mixed use tower. Laurie Johnson has the story.
July 12, 2010 10:00 am
They Gauge More Than Rainfall
During last week's drenching rains here in the Houston area, local bayous, for the most part, stayed within their banks, with only the typical street flooding that comes with big storms. But as Pat Hernandez reports, a team of people was watching the rising water, just in case, thanks to a huge network of sensors that monitor flood levels.
July 10, 2010 4:25 am
A Special Brand of Humor and Love
Hundreds are on hand to remember Marty Ambrose. The former KUHF Traffic Anchor died last week from ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He was eulogized in a moving ceremony at the church he was an active member of. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 9, 2010 9:51 pm
Most Tarballs Hitting Texas NOT From Big Spill (So Far)
The Coast Guard says now they were mistaken, that new tests show most of the tar balls washing onto Texas beaches are not from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says that whatever the source, all the oil will be cleaned up. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 9, 2010 8:49 pm
ReNew Houston Campaign Meets Petition Drive Deadline
Houston is one step closer to a new way to pay for some badly-needed upgrades to its aging infrastructure. Organizers of a petition drive say they have turned in enough petition signatures to get a charter amendment on the fall ballot that, if approved, would set up a dedicated source of funding for streets and storm drains. David Pitman reports.
July 9, 2010 8:41 pm
Friday PM July 9th, 2010
Coast Guard says new containment cap and addition ship could contain BP oil spill as early as Monday; first relief well could be finished by end of month...Houston in the running for Toyota product quality field office...
July 9, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Vanessa Patrick
Research has been underway at the University of Houston into how emotions can play a role in shaping consumer choices. Marketing Professor Vanessa Patrick from the Bauer School of Business joins Ed Mayberry for this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
July 9, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM July 9th, 2010
The average gas price in Texas fell four cents in the past week, and by three cents nationally, according to AAA. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 8, 2010 11:06 pm
Stinky "corpse flower" makes Houston history
A rare tropical plant is starting to bloom, for the first time ever in Houston. The so-called "corpse flower," is unfurling in giant, stinky glory at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel takes us into the "little shop of horrors."
July 8, 2010 10:00 pm
Attorney General to Drivers: Your House Is Safe
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is targeting a car insurance ad that he says could scare Texans into buying coverage they don't need. Melissa Galvez has more.
July 8, 2010 9:43 pm
Street Flooding: Dangerous to Health and Pocketbook
When you're stuck on the road in heavy rain, most people just want to get home. But deciding to cross a flooded intersection could not only be dangerous for you, it could also cause thousands of dollars worth of damage to your car. Bill Stamps has more.
July 8, 2010 9:36 pm
Thursday PM July 8th, 2010
Storms could accelerate plans third containment vessel; containment well ahead of schedule...New claims for unemployment benefits drop sharply...Retailers report sluggish June sales and shoppers buying mostly deeply discounted items...
July 8, 2010 10:00 am
Cars and Phones, Part 3
Across the country, states are enacting laws to combat cell phone use while driving. 28 states have banned texting and 8 forbid even talking on a hand held device. Within Texas, a patchwork of laws covers the state, and not everyone thinks we need more. In the third of our series, Melissa Galvez looks cell phone policy in Texas.
July 8, 2010 5:51 am
Thursday AM July 8th, 2010
On average, Americans will switch jobs about ten times before they hit their forties. Changing jobs means tending to your investments and retirement accounts. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 7, 2010 10:56 pm
Pastors' Declaration on Border Security
They call it a crisis that cannot be ignored any longer. Local pastors call on the government to secure the national borders as the first part of any immigration reform strategy. They plan to send lawmakers a declaration urging them to take immediate steps to resolve the crisis. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 7, 2010 10:18 pm
Funnel Cloud Spotted Outside KUHF Newsroom
Due to the rainy weather today, several funnel clouds could be seen forming outside of the KUHF Newsroom. Our Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel was quick enough with the camera to capture some video.
July 7, 2010 9:44 pm
Rev. Jackson Attends Houston Rally
Civil rights leader Reverend Jessie Jackson was in Houston this afternoon speaking on behalf of mass transit workers. Jackson and union leaders are asking Congress to change the rules regarding how federal transportation dollars can be used. Bill Stamps explains.
July 7, 2010 9:30 pm
Houston's Drainage Problem: When It Rains, It Floods
As the Houston area braces for another round of storms and heavy rain this week, the City of Houston is looking at ways to improve drainage and reduce flooding. Laurie Johnson reports.