June 24, 2010 9:02 pm
Tote Bags to Prevent Vehicular Theft
Motorists who leave valuables in their vehicle invite an opportunity for theft. Prevention could be as easy as putting them in a tote bag. That is the basis of the "watch your car" campaign being launched by the Harris County Sheriff's Department. Pat Hernandez tells us more.
June 24, 2010 4:20 pm
Budget Wins Approval
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and members of city council spent a whole day in the budget discussion that resulted in passage of the 4.1-billion dollar spending blueprint. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 24, 2010 6:47 am
Thursday AM June 24th, 2010
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar still wants a moratorium on drilling new oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico until known whether it can be done safely in deepwater. Senator John Cornyn of Texas says the ban was too broad. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 23, 2010 10:23 pm
Grand Jury Indicts Four Officers
The Harris County grand jury has indicted four former Houston police officers on charges related to the arrest of a burglary suspect earlier this year. The incident was caught on the surveillance tape of a nearby storage facility. Bill Stamps has more.
June 23, 2010 9:07 pm
Wednesday PM June 23rd, 2010
BP removes containment cap because of rising gas through vent used to prevent ice-like crystals; New order imposing deepwater drilling moratorium expected…Sales of new homes sinks 33 percent to lowest level on record…International Energy Agency forecasts world oil demand to grow by 1.4 percent annually through 2015…
June 23, 2010 9:01 pm
Bipartisan Effort to Save Manned Spaceflight
A coalition of lawmakers is asking the President for a compromise on the future of human spaceflight.
As Laurie Johnson reports — the bipartisan group sent a letter to the administration outlining strategies to save NASA's Constellation Program.
June 23, 2010 6:49 am
Wednesday AM June 23rd, 2010
The British Consul-General stationed in Houston says the new coalition government is compelled to put together an emergency budget to tackle the country's record debts. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 22, 2010 9:48 pm
No Stranger To BP
The head of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board says his agency's familiarity with BP shouldn't affect its investigation into the cause of the Gulf well explosion that killed 11 workers and started what has been an unprecedented oil spill. Pat Hernandez reports.
June 22, 2010 9:00 pm
Tuesday PM June 22nd, 2010
Federal judge blocks six-month deepwater offshore drilling moratorium…Sales of previously occupied homes drops 2.2 percent…Southwest Airlines launches 72-hour sale to celebrate 39th year in business…
June 22, 2010 8:49 pm
New Poll Shows Tie in TX Gov. Race
A new poll finds voters in Texas are evenly split between the two candidates for governor. The results also show more independent voters are leaning toward former Houston mayor and Democrat Bill White — while incumbent Republican Governor Rick Perry is facing lower job approval numbers. David Pitman has more.
June 22, 2010 8:44 pm
Houston Charities Among the Best in Nation
Houston ranks second in the nation for the financial health of charities. As Laurie Johnson reports — the city's largest non-profits were compared to those in 29 other metropolitan areas and beat out all but one city.
June 22, 2010 6:34 am
Tuesday AM June 22nd, 2010
A new Pew report reveals that a state's implementation of broadband technology can impact its economic growth, affecting jobs, education, public safety and health care. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 21, 2010 10:05 pm
"I Left My Baby In The Car"
Today in Houston temperatures reached 97 degrees outside. Now imagine being in the car with the windows rolled up, no air conditioning and no way to get out. Tragically, that's what happens each year when a child or baby is forgotten in the car. Bill Stamps has more on this problem that doesn't appear to be going away.
June 21, 2010 9:40 pm
Less Money for Roads in the Future
Houston commuters may have to put up with crowded highways and bumpy roads just a little bit longer. Regional transportation planners are looking at less money for road projects in the coming years. But the public can add their opinion on what's important-and what's not. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
June 21, 2010 9:26 pm
Baylor Med School Picks New Leader
Baylor College of Medicine has chosen a new president and CEO today. The medical school picked a renowned kidney researcher from New York City. Carrie Feibel has more.
June 21, 2010 9:23 pm
Monday PM June 21st, 2010
Oil service firms ask judge to overturn deepwater drilling moratorium; MMS renamed Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement…Governor Rick Perry says China trade mission to yield investments in Houston and Corpus Christi…Senator John Glenn calls for extension of shuttle missions…
June 21, 2010 9:09 am
TXGOP Platform Calls For Tougher Penalties Against Civil Employees Who Allow Same-Sex Marriages
The Texas Republican Party recently put the finishing touches on its platform for 2010. The platform includes calls for tougher enforcement against illegal immigration, a ban on red light cameras, and the repeal of the state lottery. But one part of the platform also wants lawmakers to create stronger criminal charges for something that's already banned under the state constitution. David Pitman reports.
June 21, 2010 6:47 am
Monday AM June 21st, 2010
Vacation plans are being altered by the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The economy is also helping shape holiday plans. But the senior editor at TravelZoo says there good travel deals are out there. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 21, 2010 2:58 am
New BARC Chief Says City Shelter is Changing
It's been six months since David Atencio first stepped through the doors at Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulation and Care, known as BARC, a beleaguered agency that had gone through several leaders and developed a bad reputation over the past few years. The new general manager says it's his dream job and that real change is taking place at BARC. Jack Williams reports.
June 18, 2010 10:30 pm
Saving Texas History
It is the last of its kind. The Battleship Texas is a veteran of both world wars. It's docked in its entire splendor at the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site. Last week, a rag and a back-up pump kept the iconic vessel from sinking in its mooring. Officials say the incident underscores the importance of repairing the Texas soon. Pat Hernandez paid a visit and has this report.
June 18, 2010 9:43 pm
Friday PM June 18th, 2010
Oil spill claims process examined; BP CEO relieved of day-to-day responsibility for managing Gulf spill…Texas unemployment rate remains at 8.3 percent for second month in a row…
June 18, 2010 9:10 pm
City's Bilingual Pay Might Go Away
A proposed amendment to the city budget could save taxpayers more than a million dollars a year.
One councilmember says it's time for Houston to eliminate its monthly stipend for bilingual employees.
Laurie Johnson reports.
June 18, 2010 9:51 am
Bauer Business Focus: Alan Lish
A professor at the University of Houston involved in business incubation has himself created more than a dozen companies since 1981. His start-ups range from computer retailing to publishing to internet marketing and social networking. Ed Mayberry talks with serial entrepreneur Alan Lish on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
June 18, 2010 6:02 am
Friday AM June 17th, 2010
The State Department tonight holds a hearing for public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the proposed Keystone Tar Sands Pipeline. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 17, 2010 10:41 pm
100 Year-Old Houstonians Have A Party
The aging population is booming. And that includes the oldest of the old, Americans who have reached their 100th birthday. The U.S. Census estimates there are more than 90,000 of these co-called centenarians. This morning, Clarewood House Retirement Community threw a party for centenarians who live in the Houston area. Carrie Feibel stopped by.
June 17, 2010 10:10 pm
Destroying the American Dream
17 people in Texas, including some in the Houston area, are charged with mortgage fraud as part of a nationwide crackdown by the Justice Department. Federal investigators have made nearly 500 arrests since March. It is the largest collective enforcement effort aimed at confronting the problem of mortgage fraud. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 17, 2010 9:15 pm
Thursday PM June 17th, 2010
Relief well drilling ahead of schedule; BP COE testifies before Congress...Consumer price index drops slightly; Conference Board's leading economic indicators rise slightly...Oasis Petroleum raises $588 million in year’s largest initial public offering...
June 17, 2010 9:02 pm
The Fight for Free e-Filing
Harris County is poised to take on the state for the right to file court documents electronically for free.
As Laurie Johnson reports -- the Harris County District Clerk's Office wants the state to change its rules for e-filing.
June 17, 2010 9:02 am
New "Morning After" Pill Can Work For Five Days
Plan B, also known as "the morning after" pill could be facing some serious competition. A new contraceptive drug — already available in Europe — has been shown to prevent pregnancy up to five days after unprotected sex. Houston women participated in the clinical trials, and FDA officials will review the results today in Washington, D.C. KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
June 17, 2010 6:01 am
Thursday AM June 17th, 2010
With images of the oil spill fresh in mind, vacationers have been canceling plans to visit beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Some hotels and resorts in Florida are offering full refunds on reservations if a beach is closed by the oil spill. Ed Mayberry reports.