April 21, 2010 10:04 pm
More for Water in Houston
Houston residents will soon be paying more for turning on the tap. City Council voted to raise water and sewer rates by nearly 30-percent for an average household. The vote was not unanimous, but Mayor Annise Parker is confident the action will withstand any legal action that may result. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 21, 2010 9:30 pm
Safety Expert Says Training Probably Saved Lives
As investigators begin their work at the offshore drilling rig that exploded and caught fire late Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico, several rig operation and safety experts say frequent training probably saved lives. Jack Williams reports.
April 21, 2010 9:14 pm
Rescue Operations Continue at Transocean Rig in Gulf
A company official says there was no sign of trouble before an oil drilling platform exploded off the Louisiana coast. The rig was under contract to BP and is owned by Transocean, and the company's David Rainey says search and rescue operations continue.
April 21, 2010 10:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Rice's Stephen Klineberg on the 2010 Houston Area Survey
People in Houston are more worried about the economy, and more skeptical of government intervention. They also appear to be in favor of leniency for minor drug offenses. And while their minds haven't changed much on abortion, there's been a significant shift in their views on gay rights. Those are just some of the results of the 2010 Houston Area Survey. In the second of two conversations about the survey, KUHF's David Pitman talks with Rice University Sociology Professor Stephen Klineberg about some of the specific findings.
April 21, 2010 6:18 am
Wednesday AM April 21st, 2010
The Gas Shales Summit will be held in Houston this year, after having been staged in Fort Worth for the past eight years. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 20, 2010 10:28 pm
Leaders Speak Out Against Pay Day Lenders
State Representative Sylvester Turner says he’ll propose a new law that will outlaw or change the way payday lenders currently do business. Turner and other community leaders spoke at a meeting this afternoon at the United Way building. Bill Stamps has more.
April 20, 2010 10:27 pm
Wall Pays Tribute
A Greenway Plaza food court is filled with people — not because they were hungry. They were on hand for the unveiling of the Wall of Heroes. It recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of veterans and current military members. Pat Hernandez was on hand for the dedication.
April 20, 2010 9:16 pm
Tuesday PM April 20th, 2010
Kohl’s receives Texas Enterprise Funding for new San Antonio operations center…Legal fees hearing set for R. Allen Stanford…More details emerge on death at Port Arthur Motiva refinery…
April 20, 2010 8:32 pm
Discovery Lands; Atlantis Moves to Launch Pad
Shuttle Discovery made its next to last landing as NASA officials prepare for the last handful of shuttle missions. Atlantis moves to the launch pad for its final trip in May. Laurie Johnson reports.
April 20, 2010 10:12 am
KUHF Conversations: METRO Chair Gilbert Garcia
The brand-new chair of Houston's Metropolitan Transit Authority sits down with David Pitman to talk about light rail, the future of METRO President Frank Wilson, and the path to restoring public trust in the transit agency.
April 20, 2010 9:55 am
KUHF Conversations: Rice University's Stephen Klineberg
Rice University Sociology professor Stephen Klineberg talks with David Pitman about the Houston Area Survey. The 29th annual survey of demographic trends and opinions on a wide variety of topics is coming out on Wednesday. Klineberg and Pitman discuss the history of the survey, and its role in understanding what's going with the people who live in Houston.
April 20, 2010 6:02 am
Tuesday AM April 20th, 2010
A new course at Rice University examines the running of the small family business. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 19, 2010 10:43 pm
Appliance Rebate Program Underway
This past weekend marked the first time people with rebates for energy efficient appliances were able to use them. Bill Stamps stopped by a local home improvement store to see how sales are going.
April 19, 2010 9:50 pm
Monday PM April 19th, 2010
Contract worker dies in Port Arthur Motiva Enterprises refinery mishap…Governor Perry critical of Obama’s omission of JSC in NASA speech…Airlines seek EU compensation for delays from volcanic ash…
April 19, 2010 9:36 pm
One House at a Time
Some Houston police officers trade their uniforms for work clothes. They're spending this week repairing the southeast Houston home of an elderly resident. The effort is possible through a non-profit organization that provides home repair services for older low-income residents. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 19, 2010 9:16 pm
Visit to a Sikh Temple
Off of HWY 290, near Fairbanks North Houston, down what looks like a country road, you'll find a large building that belongs in northern India. Melisa Galvez visited the community that’s quietly thrived there for almost forty years. It's the third story in the KUHF NewsLab series, "Exploring Houston" where we journey through the neighborhoods that make up our city.
April 19, 2010 9:12 am
Census 2010: What Happens Next?
Phase one of the U.S. Census is over — which means if you didn't mail your form in last week you can expect a knock on the door from a Census taker some time soon. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 19, 2010 7:44 am
Pink Ribbon Ladies at it Again
Buying a house and finding a cure for cancer aren't things you'd normally think have anything in common, but in northwest Houston there's a multi-million dollar home for sale. And whoever buys it will be doing a lot for cancer research. Bill Stamps explains.
April 19, 2010 6:00 am
Monday AM April 19th, 2010
A new Houston-based company called cMoney allows consumers to send money or pay for goods through cell phones and text messaging. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 16, 2010 10:10 pm
MS 150 Could Ride in the Rain
Around 13-thousand cyclists are expected to hit the road to Austin tomorrow morning as part of the 26th annual BP MS 150 bike ride. But as Jack Williams reports, Mother Nature could complicate things for the riders.
April 16, 2010 9:54 pm
Friday PM April 16th, 2010
President extends long-term unemployment benefits; Texas unemployment rate remains at 8.2 percent…One-month delay granted in Enron-related retrial of former Merrill Lynch executive…Energy-efficient appliances rebate program purchases begin…
April 16, 2010 9:03 pm
San Jacinto Battle Bones Found in Pennsylvania
Even though more than 600 Mexicans lost their lives at the Battle of San Jacinto historians have found almost no bones at the battle ground. The Mexican dead were left on the field and decomposed over time and at some point bones were collected and buried in an unmarked location. Rod Rice reports that last year some skulls from the battle were located in Pennsylvania.
April 16, 2010 9:41 am
Bauer Business Focus: Roberta Skebo
The University of Houston Small Business Development Center works with entrepreneurs trying to start or expand a business. The Center's Roberta Skebo is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus" with Ed Mayberry.
April 16, 2010 6:12 am
Friday AM April 16th, 2010
A 4.5 million grant from Microsoft last year is helping the Houston Public Library provide technology access and skills to the underserved. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 16, 2010 5:17 am
Singing Birds May Lead to Cures
A University of Houston professor says the genes of a small bird called a Zebra Finch could one day provide the key to cures for things such as autism, learning disabilities and speech impairment. Bill Stamps explains.
April 15, 2010 9:44 pm
President's NASA Speech Disappoints Local Politicians
The local reaction to the President's NASA speech is mostly negative and critical of his plan to delay the production of a space transportation vehicle. Houston lawmakers are unified in their response — with both Democrats and Republicans saying the President's making the wrong decision. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 15, 2010 9:15 pm
Thursday PM April 15th, 2010
Apache buying Mariner Energy in $2.7 billion deal…Housing market index rises as buyers race to qualify for tax incentives due to expire soon…Rumors of Continental/United merger talks causes shares of both to rise…
April 15, 2010 8:15 pm
Obama Addresses NASA On His Revisions
President Obama says the U.S. space program is not a luxury, but a necessity for the nation. The President this afternoon visited the launch pads where U.S. space voyages begin and tried to reassure workers that America's space adventures will continue—despite the coming end of space shuttle flights.
April 15, 2010 9:35 am
After Health Reform, Harris County Will Still Need Charity Care Clinics
The new health care law could help an estimated 4.5 million uninsured people get affordable coverage in Texas, which according to the census has the highest rate of uninsured residents in the country. But the new law doesn’t mean that free clinics and charity care for the uninsured will disappear. To find out why, KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel sat down with Karen Love, executive director of the Harris County Healthcare Alliance.
April 15, 2010 6:38 am
Thursday AM April 15th, 2010
A respected University of Houston economist says unlike late last year, he now believes the economic recovery is real, but that Houston is no longer immune to downturns like it had been in the past. Jack Williams reports.