April 5, 2010 10:47 pm
Astros Fans Thinking Big
A new season and a new manager have many Astros fans excited about the new season. Thousands of fans showed up early at Minute Maid Park today for the team's home opener against the Giants. Bill Stamps has their thoughts on the upcoming season.
April 5, 2010 10:35 pm
Doctors Urge Congress to Increase Medicare Pay
Health care reform is now law, but doctors remain unhappy and are still lobbying the federal government. Today the Texas Medical Association held seven press conferences across the state, including one at Houston's Park Plaza Hospital. The doctors say the new law fails to fix a major problem in Medicare payments. Health, science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
April 5, 2010 9:51 pm
Monday PM April 5th, 2010
Improved demand at services businesses boost expectations for economy…Previously occupied home sales rise sharply in February…Apple sells more than 300,000 iPads on first day of sales on Saturday…
April 5, 2010 9:37 pm
Recession Hits Property Values
Harris County homeowners should receive their property appraisals in the mail this week. Many of them will be shocked by the numbers — which show tax values have dropped about four percent since last year. Laurie Johnson reports.
April 5, 2010 9:29 pm
An Exclusive Club of Survivors
After more than 30-years as an officer, acting Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland is on hand to congratulate several officers who moved up the department ranks in a formal ceremony at the training academy. Two officers were also inducted into an exclusive club of survivors. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 5, 2010 8:59 pm
Last Time's a Charm
The first time turned out to be the charm for the Space Shuttle Discovery. The first launch attempt this morning went off without a hitch. Rod Rice reports that as the Shuttle Program comes to an end NASA is experiencing fewer glitches than in the past.
April 5, 2010 8:50 pm
Early Voting Begins For Primary Runoff
Early voting is underway for the April 13th runoff election to settle the races that weren't decided in the March 2nd primary. David Pitman has more.
April 5, 2010 6:51 am
Wildflower Season is Here
Temperatures are rising and winter is behind us, a sure indicator that wildflower season is here. It's time to head out and enjoy the annual natural beauty of Texas. Rod Rice reports.
April 5, 2010 6:08 am
Government Pitches in to Pay for Flood Control
The Harris County Flood Control District has been busy widening several miles of brays bayou and shoring up its banks to reduce flooding. The district had been footing the bill until last week, but now an agreement has been signed that allows the federal government to reimburse Harris County. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 5, 2010 4:56 am
The East End: Mystical Yerberias
All around the East End neighborhood of Houston, you'll notice stores with an enigmatic name: Yerberia. Familiar in Mexican communities, Yerberias offer remedies for health, personal—even legal problems.
It's the first of the KUHF NewsLab's series, "Exploring Houston" where we journey through the neighborhoods that make up our city.
April 3, 2010 6:40 am
Monday AM April 5th, 2010
Auto dealers in Houston are optimistic about the rest of the year after last week's encouraging sales numbers for the first part of 2010. Jack Williams reports.
April 2, 2010 10:56 pm
Friday PM April 2nd, 2010
April 2, 2010 10:35 pm
Incentive to Recycle
Houston expands its automated recycling program to an additional 54-thousand households this week. As Laurie Johnson reports — residents who participated in the first five months of the automated program doubled the amount they recycle.
April 2, 2010 9:55 pm
Apple's much anticipated iPAD goes on sale tomorrow. Bill Stamps stopped by the Galleria to see if we can expect the same long lines of eager buyers for the iPAD as in previous Apple sales.
April 2, 2010 9:27 pm
Easter Egg Safety
Coloring Easter eggs is a fun activity for the kids this time of year, but parents are left wondering what to do with all those hard-boiled eggs. Gail Delaughter talked to a food science expert about how to keep your Easter egg hunt safe.
April 2, 2010 8:59 pm
Shuttle Countdown Begins, Fog Could Delay Monday's Launch
The countdown is under for the next launch of Space Shuttle Discovery. NASA says, so far, there's been no mechanical or other technical issue to get in the way of Monday morning's scheduled liftoff from Cape Canaveral. But the weather 'could' force another brief delay. David Pitman has more.
April 2, 2010 9:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Michael Ahearne
Universities are working harder to help students hit the ground running when they enter the working world. Companies like their new hires to start at sales jobs, to better understand customer needs. Michael Ahearne from the University of Houston sales excellence institute is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
April 1, 2010 10:56 pm
Cash for Clunker-Dishwashers
No, it's not an April Fools joke. The federal government will give Texas residents up to 1600 dollars to switch out their old appliances for new, energy efficient models. But there are a couple of hoops to jump through. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
April 1, 2010 10:09 pm
National Census Day
Today is National Census Day. It's supposed to be the last day to get your forms in, although you can still put it in the mail. Today volunteers with the Houston Housing Authority went door to door to spread the word. Bill Stamps has more.
April 1, 2010 9:42 pm
Thursday PM April 1st, 2010
Jack Williams reports on what the Shell Houston Open does for the city.
April 1, 2010 8:49 pm
Expert: One TX Gay Divorce Case Likely Won't Affect The Other
A judge in Austin says the state attorney general can 'not' intervene in a same-sex divorce case in Travis County. A Houston constitutional law expert believes the ruling, which lets the divorce stand, probably won't have much bearing on 'another' same-sex divorce case scheduled to be heard in a state appeals court later this month. David Pitman has more.
April 1, 2010 8:35 pm
KUHF Conversations: Census Day
Today is Census Day — the day the government urges everyone to mail in their Census forms, to help out with the every-ten-year head count mandated by the Constitution.
So far, about 54% of the nation's households have returned their Census forms by mail. But Texas is lagging behind — at 46%, and Houston is even further behind at 40%.
KUHF's David Pitman reached deputy U.S. Census Director Thomas Mesenbourg, and asked him why the mailback rate for the Census forms is so low.
April 1, 2010 6:13 am
Thursday AM April 1st, 2010
A producer at CNBC with access to some of the top business minds in the country has written a book based on interviews with people like Steve Forbes, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 31, 2010 9:48 pm
Wednesday PM March 31st, 2010
Baker Hughes and BJ Services shareholders approve merger…Shell Chemical installing petroleum refinery pollution reduction equipment…Lyondell Chemical agrees to pay $162 million to settle environmental claims…
March 31, 2010 9:16 pm
Mayor Names McClelland as Police Chief
Houston has a new police chief. Mayor Annise Parker named acting Chief Charles McClelland as her pick to lead the Houston Police Department. Laurie Johnson has more.
March 31, 2010 8:59 pm
Hutchison Says She's Staying
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she'll finish out the remainder of her term. During her campaign for governor, Hutchison said she would resign in order to focus on beating Rick Perry. She's apparently had a change of heart. Bill Stamps explores some of the possible reasons.
March 31, 2010 8:44 pm
Barbara Bush Released From the Hospital
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is out of the hospital. She was released this morning, after four days of undergoing tests. And, as David Pitman reports, doctors think they've figured out what was ailing her.
March 31, 2010 9:48 am
Cord Blood Decision Difficult for Parents-to-be
Having a baby is complicated enough. But these days a pregnant mom must also decide whether to save the blood from her baby's umbilical cord. The blood contains medically useful stem cells that would otherwise be thrown away. Parents must make a biological gamble whether to keep the blood for their family, or try to donate it. KUHF Health, Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel reports.
March 31, 2010 7:23 am
Hispanic Activists Cry Foul Over New EPA Rules
Hispanic activists are crying foul at the Obama Administration over its new greenhouse gas emission rules likely to go into effect next year. They say the rules — which would tax fossil fuels and impose new fees on Texas businesses — could further devastate the state's poorest minority communities. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
March 31, 2010 6:26 am
Wednesday AM March 31st, 2010
A Small Business Employment Index indicates that small businesses are hiring once again. Ed Mayberry reports.