February 22, 2010 11:32 pm
Port Benefits from Stimulus Package
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi gets briefed on the benefits of the economic stimulus package to the Houston Ship Channel. She conducted closed door roundtable session at the Port of Houston. It was attended by Houston Democratic lawmakers like Congressmen Al Green, Gene Green and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 22, 2010 11:27 pm
Race for the 18th District
With the March second primary just days away — there's a lot of attention focused on Texas's 18th Congressional District. It has long been held by Sheila Jackson Lee — but Houston councilmember Jarvis Johnson is a strong challenger who says it's time for a candidate who will take the position seriously.
Laurie Johnson reports.
February 22, 2010 11:03 pm
Evacuation Transportation Update
In the event of an emergency evacuation people with mobility issues may need assistance in getting to a safe location. Each year the City of Houston compiles a list of those who it will assist in getting out of harm's way. Rod Rice reports.
February 22, 2010 7:10 am
Pay Now, or Pay More Later
Got an outstanding traffic ticket? The eyes of Texas law enforcement will be upon you. More than 300 agencies are taking part in the "Great Texas Warrant Round Up." Notices are now being mailed to let offenders know that they could be arrested beginning the first weekend in March. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 22, 2010 6:29 am
Little Skaters with Big Dreams
When it comes to sports, the state of Texas is known as a football state. But during the Winter Olympics, its sports like ice skating and skiing that take center stage even in the Lone Star State. Bill stamps stopped by a local rink to report on a Houston family that hopes to go for the gold itself one day.
February 22, 2010 6:00 am
Monday AM February 22nd, 2010
Credit card holders are seeing changes in their monthly statements as the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure (CARD) Act takes effect. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 19, 2010 11:03 pm
HISD's State of the Schools
This afternoon, HISD Superintendant Terry Grier gave his first State of the Schools address. The focus of his message was very clear: people, people, people. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
February 19, 2010 9:44 pm
Friday PM February 19th, 2010
Consumer prices down, excluding food and energy…OSU study indicates economic performance of Oklahoma and Texas are linked through trade…Interest rates fall in bond market after consumer inflation n report…
February 19, 2010 9:32 pm
East Side Soccer Stadium Deal Could Be Gaining Traction
There is some progress to report in a potential deal that could mean a brand new stadium for the Houston Dynamo on the east side of downtown. Jack Williams has an update.
February 19, 2010 9:02 pm
Face-to-Face Counseling for At-Risk Homeowners
Homeowners who are in default on their mortgage or at risk of foreclosure have an opportunity to meet face-to-face with their mortgage company and with counselors at a homeowners preservation event tomorrow in Houston. Rod Rice reports.
February 19, 2010 6:20 am
Bauer Business Focus: Jamie Belinne
The slow economy has more people dusting off their resumes. For someone finding themselves unemployed later in life, it might have been quite a few years since the last round of job-hunting. In this week's "Bauer Business Focus," Ed Mayberry talks about job hunting skills with Jamie Belinne, Assistant Dean at the University of Houston's Rockwell Career Center.
February 19, 2010 6:08 am
Friday AM February 19th, 2010
States have accrued a large liability for public sector retirement benefits, according to a Pew Center report. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 19, 2010 4:38 am
Intentional Plane Crash Targeting IRS Office in Austin
The fire caused by a small plane crash into an IRS office building on Research Blvd. this morning has been contained. Two people in the building were injured. One has been taken to the Brooke Army Medical Center burn unit in San Antonio. The other person is being treated at University Medical Center, Brackenridge. One person remains missing. Mose Buchele was at the scene.
February 19, 2010 1:35 am
Some Think Cap and Trade Not Good for Texas
Texas could lose jobs and billions in economic activity in twenty years if a Cap & Trade energy bill passed by the House of Representatives last summer becomes law. That's according to new research released by a non-profit free-market research group. Texas Senator John Cornyn says the benefits of the measure won't be enough to make up for that loss. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 18, 2010 9:39 pm
Thursday PM February 18th, 2010
Burlington Northern Santa Fe derailment forces evacuation near Santa Fe…Halliburton moving 150 jobs from Oklahoma to Houston…House committee to probe whether hydraulic fracturing-type drilling is hazardous to human health…
February 18, 2010 9:27 pm
Primary Ballot Propositions
When primary voters go to the polls between now and march 2nd, Republicans and Democrats will see different ballots. But the difference is more than just candidate names. Melissa Galvez reports.
February 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Avoid Scams This Tax Season
According to the Internal Revenue Service as
many as 1.2 million Americans earn fees for
preparing tax returns.
Unfortunately some of them are running scams.
Rod Rice reports that the Texas Attorney General's
Office has some tips to avoid being a tax scam victim.
February 18, 2010 6:26 am
Thursday AM February 18th, 2010
Practical techniques for successful negotiations in the business world are offered in the book "Zen and the Art of Negotiation." Ed Mayberry reports.
February 18, 2010 3:49 am
Stroke Patients Are Newest Group to Benefit from Technology
Medical exams over the internet. The technology exists and it's common practice in Texas prisons and remote rural clinics. Now, top research hospitals in Houston are finding that telemedicine can help bring front-line treatments to far-away patients. From the KUHF health and science desk, Carrie Feibel reports.
February 17, 2010 11:13 pm
Police Labor Contract Expires Soon
The current labor contract between the Houston Police Officers Union and the City expires in June. Contract negotiations are often a messy battle — but the depressed economy may actually make it easier to come to terms. As Laurie Johnson reports — both sides are already in discussions on the future of the contract.
February 17, 2010 10:45 pm
Wednesday PM February 17th, 2010
Pasadena Fire Chief reports on Tuesday night chemical leak from Air Products and Chemicals plant…Federal Reserve predicts another two years of high unemployment…Motorists continue getting break at the pump…
February 17, 2010 10:07 pm
"Parka Bandits" Target Auto Parts Stores
They come to the auto parts store, but not to buy a part. Houston police say a pair of armed robbers has hit a dozen auto parts stores in north Houston since late December. The HPD needs your help in catching the robbers before someone gets hurt. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 17, 2010 9:43 pm
Environmentalists Criticize Perry's Challenge of EPA 'Endangerment' Finding
Governor Perry's move this week to take legal action against the EPA's greenhouse gas findings has drawn stark criticism from Houston environmental groups. Wendy Siegle has more.
February 17, 2010 9:02 pm
New Research Ranks Texas Counties by Health
A new report ranks the health of every county in
the United States.
Rod Rice reports that the study is by the Robert Wood
Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin.
February 16, 2010 11:49 pm
Wednesday AM February 17th, 2010
Student engineers at Rice University will take part in an engineer's week competition this afternoon, solving an engineering problem using common office supplies. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 16, 2010 11:30 pm
Primary Predictions in the Race For Governor
Early voting got underway today for the primary election in the governor's race. One local political scientist says it's easy to predict right now who'll grab the Democratic nomination. But the GOP race isn't so clear cut. David Pitman reports.
February 16, 2010 10:31 pm
Tuesday PM February 16th, 2010
Toyota planning production breaks at San Antonio plant…Pride International plans for settlement over alleged bribery…January home sales drop, even as upper-end property sales prosper…
February 16, 2010 10:30 pm
Regents Vote to Increase Tuition at UH System
University of Houston students will be paying a little more for an education. As expected, the Board of Regents voted to increase tuition. Pat Hernandez tells us the hike will affect campuses in the UH System.
February 16, 2010 9:44 pm
Brennan's Reopens After Ike
Just one day after the popular Vietnamese restaurant Mai's burned down — another
Houston institution shuttered by fire reopens. Brennan's of Houston — one of the city's landmark restaurants — opens tonight after Hurricane Ike closed its doors more than a year ago. Laurie Johnson reports.
February 16, 2010 9:43 pm
Craigslist Prankster Could Get Jail Time
When you want to buy a used car, get rid of an old couch, or even search for a roommate, one of the places you might turn to is Craigslist. But some are using the site to commit crimes, including a Houston woman arrested just last week. Bill Stamps has more on the case and a new law written just for internet crime.