May 11, 2010 9:54 pm
Houston Facility is Planned Parenthood's Newest And Biggest
Just off the Gulf Freeway, near the University of Houston, there's a business that's been open just a week, but has had protestors outside the door since day one. That's because it's Planned Parenthood's newest and biggest clinic. Yesterday it opened its doors to patients for the first time and not everyone was happy about it. Bill Stamps has more.
May 11, 2010 9:14 pm
Taking the Census Safely
U.S. Census officials are responding to fearful residents in Houston after a man was killed and his family was beaten and robbed by someone posing as a census worker. As Laurie Johnson reports — there are things to look for and ways to verify that the person knocking at your door does work for the census.
May 11, 2010 9:10 pm
Tuesday PM May 11th, 2010
Congress probes Deepwater Horizon explosion…New hiring rises to highest level in more than a year…Home prices rise in nearly 60 percent of U.S. cities in first quarter…
May 11, 2010 8:35 pm
Agreeing to Disagree
Harris County's AAA bond rating is the subject of conversation at Commissioner's Court. While everyone agreed that the designation was good, one commissioner didn't agree with County Judge Ed Emmett comments on how much lawyers make in the sale of bonds. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 11, 2010 9:26 am
Battle Over Coal-Fired Plant Heats Up In Matagorda County
In 2007, clean-air activists declared victory when a Dallas company agreed not to build eight coal-burning power plants in Texas. But the so-called "Texas coal wars" are not over. Thirteen new coal-fired plants are currently under construction or seeking permits or financing. One would be located in Matagorda County, just 60 miles southwest of Houston. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel reports on the ongoing fight.
May 10, 2010 11:58 pm
Tuesday AM May 11th, 2010
The historic discovery of the nation's largest natural gas field is the focus of a new documentary. Filmmaker Greg Kallenberg says "Haynesville: the nation's hunt for an energy future" humanizes the effect of the energy boom by following three lives caught up in the fervor.
May 10, 2010 10:49 pm
Oil Spill Effect on Seafood
BP scrambles to try and cap a massive undersea oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico. It's believed that oil from the Deepwater Horizon rig that exploded and sank a mile down, is rushing up from the seabed at a rate of 5-thousand barrels a day. Officials are hoping to minimize the damage to beaches, fish, mammals and fisheries. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 10, 2010 10:41 pm
Monday PM May 10th, 2010
BP continues exploring options for capping leaking Gulf oil spill…Retail gasoline prices jump seven cents in past two weeks…Rate of late mortgage payments drops for first time since 2006…
May 10, 2010 9:55 pm
Spring 16-Year-Old Missing For Two Weeks
Volunteer searchers are taking a break after looking for a missing Spring High School student for two weeks now. Ali Lowitzer disappeared after getting off the school bus. Bill Stamps has more.
May 10, 2010 9:40 pm
Cornyn Weighs In On Kagan Nomination
Texas Senator John Cornyn says he doubts Elena Kagan has enough courtroom experience to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Still, the Republican, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, says he's looking forward to learning more about Kagan and promises to do everything he can to make sure her confirmation hearing is civilized and dignified. David Pitman reports.
May 10, 2010 8:53 pm
BP President Calls Clean-Up Unprecedented
BP continues to scramble to clean up the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The head of BP says they're doing everything they can to stop the oil spill and repair the damage. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 10, 2010 7:16 am
TXDOT Says Contraflow Lanes Are Ready for Hurricane Season
The 2010 hurricane season officially starts three weeks from tomorrow. The Texas Department of Transportation recently completed its annual drill of practicing for evacuations. That includes the "possible" use of special hurricane "contra-flow" lanes, which, as David Pitman reports, could be called into action on certain freeways when evacuation traffic reaches the breaking point.
May 10, 2010 6:45 am
French Trade Minister Promotes Houston Business Connections
France is paving the way for more French businesses to operate in Texas, as well as for American businesses to invest in France. The French Minister of Foreign Trade visited Houston to promote commerce. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 10, 2010 4:51 am
Woodland Heights Wants to Keep Charm
Walking down the tree lined streets of Woodland Heights feels like stepping back in time-to an era when horse drawn carriages brought milk in bottles before tea time. A group of residents wants to preserve this character through historic designation. Like in many similar communities, it highlights the tension between historic charm and individual rights.
Melissa Galvez travels to Woodland Heights in the latest in the KUHF NewsLab series, "Exploring Houston."
May 10, 2010 4:17 am
Monday AM May 10th, 2010
The congressional hearings have begun into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Attorney generals from affected states want BP to make the claims process quick and easy. But determining compensation could take some time. Rice University economics professor Ken Medlock says the economic fallout is going to be wide-ranging.
May 7, 2010 9:58 pm
Census Jobs Available
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says the government will hire 10,000 workers in Houston to knock on doors of people who didn't fill out the census. Bill Stamps reports — you have to take a test this weekend in order to be considered.
May 7, 2010 9:31 pm
Friday AM May 7th, 2010
Concrete-and-steel dome being dropped over Gulf of Mexico leak…Job creation ramps up, but jobless rate rises to 9.9 percent…Consumer Reports lifts “don't buy” recommendation for 2010 Lexus GX 460 luxury SUV…
May 7, 2010 8:47 pm
Brown Saving the Environment
Texas Governor Rick Perry says incentives, not mandates, encourage innovation in business and technology. He made his comments in Stafford southwest of Houston, at the roll-out of UPS' expanded fleet of hybrid electric vehicles. They are the first to be introduced in Texas. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 7, 2010 8:18 am
Bauer Business Focus: Walter Ulrich
The Houston Technology Center has helped over a thousand entrepreneurs start up their companies, helping them raise over a billion dollars in funding. On this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks with HTC's Walter Ulrich about this non-profit business incubator.
May 6, 2010 11:13 pm
Friday AM May 7th, 2010
Engineers have been working around the clock to come up with solutions to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Solutions range from the concrete-and-steel dome to capture the oil to chemical dispersants to burning surface oil and using booms and skimmers. Civil and environmental engineering professor Satish Nagarajaiah with Rice University says it's been interesting to see all this brain power work on a solution.
May 6, 2010 9:50 pm
Environmentalist Call For End to Offshore Drilling
In the wake of the Gulf Coast oil spill, many are calling for a moratorium on off shore drilling. You can add the Sierra Club to that list. Today, the Houston chapter held a protest outside the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Center. Bill Stamps has more.
May 6, 2010 9:22 pm
METRO Poised for Management Shake-up
METRO's president Frank Wilson is likely to resign tomorrow afternoon during a METRO board meeting.
If that happens — board members will be charged with naming an interim leader. Laurie Johnson has the story.
May 6, 2010 9:20 pm
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May 6, 2010 9:07 pm
Texas Lawmakers Speaking-Up about Border Violence
The increased drug violence in Mexico and its impact on this side of the border is the subject of increased attention from lawmakers in Washington. Manuel Quinones reports from Capitol Hill.
May 6, 2010 8:51 pm
Immigration and the Church
While people across the country debate Arizona's recent immigration law, a coalition of local religious groups has been quietly talking about the issue since early January. Prospects for federal immigration reform are uncertain, but they intend to keep pushing—even if means working until next year or beyond. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
May 6, 2010 6:10 am
Thursday AM May 5, 2010
Interest rates have been very low for several months. But that's not necessarily a good thing for certain groups, like retirees. Retirement planning assumes a future rate of return on savings, based on current conditions. Jim Behrmann with First Houston Capital says there are several options.
May 5, 2010 10:00 pm
Lawyers Rush to Gulf Coast
Lawyers from around the country set their sights on the Gulf of Mexico as the massive oil spill cleanup continues. They're filing lawsuits seeking damages that officials say could easily surpass the hundreds of millions awarded in the Exxon Valdez disaster. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 5, 2010 9:19 pm
Cornyn: Oil Spill Similar to NASA Problems
There's good news from the Gulf as crews have reportedly capped one of three sources that continues to leak thousands of gallons of oil each day. Senator John Cornyn says there are lessons to be learned from the tragedy and America needs to move forward. Bill Stamps reports.
May 5, 2010 8:50 pm
Council Questions Police Brutality
Two highly publicized allegations of abuse in the Houston Police Department prompt some city councilmembers to call for a Citizen Review of HPD. But Mayor Annise Parker says no one should jump to conclusions about the department and instead wait for the results of an ongoing investigation. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 5, 2010 8:44 pm
Wednesday PM May 5th, 2010
BP caps one of three leaks in Gulf; other mitigation methods underway, including chemical dispersants and containment dome…Congress gears up for hearings on rig explosion and oil leak…Some surviving workers suing BP and Transocean…