January 22, 2010 9:29 pm
Friday PM January 22nd, 2010
American Airlines to furlough 175 pilots; Continental pilots ready for new contract after fourth-quarter profit…Zachry Construction wins over contract dispute with Port of Houston Authority…Union membership continues decline…
January 22, 2010 9:04 pm
A Race They Could Have Won
Political pundits are still analyzing the stinging defeat of Martha Coakley in the Massachusetts senatorial race. The big question waiting to be answered is what happens to the health care bill? Pat Hernandez has more.
January 22, 2010 8:43 pm
Volunteers Needed to Help Count the Homeless
The federal government determines the amount
of money it will spend on the homeless on the
size of the homeless population.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban
Development requires a count to take place
within the last ten days of January.
Rod Rice reports that tonight will be the first
of two consecutive Friday night counts.
January 22, 2010 8:17 pm
HCSO Announces Employees' Bill of Rights
The Harris County Sheriff's Office today announced its first-ever employee "Bill of Rights."
The office says the purpose is to make sure employees get fair and consistent treatment if they're ever brought up on complaint charges. But the employees' union says the measure falls short, as David Pitman reports.
January 22, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM January 22nd, 2009
Continental Airlines suffered a loss of $282 million last year. But lower fuel costs and higher passenger traffic led to a fourth quarter profit for the Houston-based air carrier, as Ed Mayberry reports.
January 21, 2010 9:18 pm
Civil War Soldier Comes Back to Life
At the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston, a Civil War era soldier is about to come to life. A new exhibit will let visitors see forensic science at work-and bring them face to face with a man who died over one hundred and forty years ago. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
January 21, 2010 9:11 pm
Thursday PM January 21st, 2010
Labor Department reports jump in first-time claims for unemployment aid…Houston’s office leasing market continues suffering from downsizing and consolidation…Texas gasoline prices finally slipping…
January 21, 2010 8:54 pm
Environmental Group Says Government Should Do More For the Electric Car
A state environmental group says the day is fast approaching when electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will be a viable option for more drivers to help reduce air pollution and the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
Environment Texas came to Houston today to share details of a new report it commissioned on electric cars.
Advocates hope the findings will lead to policy changes in Texas and the rest of the nation to encourage more people to make the switch.
David Pitman has more.
January 20, 2010 11:31 pm
Thursday AM January 21st, 2009
Funds for repairing or rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Ike are available for low- and moderate-income residents of Galveston County. The program is funded through block grants earmarked to speed recovery from presidentially-declared disasters, as Ed Mayberry reports.
January 20, 2010 11:02 pm
Councilmembers Irate Over Delayed HFD Report
This week's shake up at the Houston Fire Department has city council members calling for a speedy resolution to an ongoing internal investigation. The city's Office of Inspector General is supposed to generate a report on racial and sexual harassment issues in the fire department. Council members say that report is long overdue. Laurie Johnson has more.
January 20, 2010 10:37 pm
School Districts May Still Apply for Federal Funding
It might not be the end of the federal grant money for education that was recently turned down by Texas Governor Rick Perry. President Barack Obama announced this week that he will let individual school districts apply for that money. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Cornyn: Brown Win Proves Voters Are Angry
Senate Republicans spent much of the day touting their take on Tuesday’s Republican victory in Massachusetts. Senator John Cornyn sees a new opportunity to bring change to Congress — Texas-style. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports from Washington.
January 20, 2010 9:38 pm
Wednesday PM January 20th, 2010
UN issues cautious economic forecast for 2010…House passes expedited tax write-off bill for Haiti earthquake relief donations…Chase to open center to help struggling homeowners with loan modifications…
January 20, 2010 9:11 pm
Fort Hood Probe Gets Silent Treatment
The House Armed Services Committee today heard a preliminary report on the shootings at Fort Hood last year. Panelists suggested that there were lapses in information before the incident, but didn't share many specifics. Peter Granitz reports from the Capitol.
January 20, 2010 8:52 pm
New Poll Shows Perry Leads; White in Hunt
A new poll says shows that if the general election for Governor were held today Democrat Bill White would lose to Republicans Kay Bailey Hutchison and Rick Perry.
But White believes he can overtake a GOP rival, and some Republicans will help him do it. Shelley Kofler reports.
January 19, 2010 11:32 pm
Another Chief Search for New Mayor
Three weeks after she became mayor, Annise Parker is looking for a Houston Fire Chief. Phil Boriskie announced his resignation yesterday and will return to the firehouse. Mayor Parker says the search for his replacement will not be rushed. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 19, 2010 10:13 pm
Wednesday AM January 20th, 2009
Ser-jobs for progress and Houston Community College are in the process of recruiting candidates for green jobs training. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 19, 2010 9:20 pm
Texas, the Worst in the Nation
A top government official recently told state lawmakers the state of Texas is the worst when it comes to issuing food stamps. Locally, the non profit group Children at Risk is trying to raise awareness of the problem. They say children in our state are going hungry every day. Bill Stamps has more.
January 19, 2010 9:03 pm
Tuesday PM January 19th, 2010
Chevron plans unspecified job cuts…Houston realtors look to better 2010…End seen for two-year advertising slump…
January 19, 2010 8:54 pm
Tuesday AM January 19th, 2009
The Texas Africa Business Summit will bring representatives from over a dozen countries to Houston next month. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 19, 2010 8:48 pm
Houston's Response to Haiti
It has been one week since the worst earthquake in two hundred years hit Haiti. The Houston Red Cross says the disaster response will not be over any time soon and donations are still needed. Laurie Johnson reports.
January 18, 2010 9:28 pm
Monday PM January 18th, 2010
Continental Airlines frequent flyer miles benefit Haitian relief…Cold weather damage to citrus crops assessed…Annual pay increases for college and university presidents tempered by recession…
January 18, 2010 9:02 pm
One Girl's Story Changes the Law
Parents are used to vaccinating children for childhood diseases — but what about when it's time to go to college? Texas law now requires a vaccination for college students living in on-campus housing.
Laurie Johnson reports.
January 18, 2010 8:56 pm
Collection Complaints Increase Fifteen Percent
We've heard a number of economists say the worst of the recession appears to be behind us. But with unemployment in Texas above 8 percent, there are still a lot of people who continue to have trouble paying their bills and that's lead to increases in both complaints and lawsuits in Houston against debt collection agencies who turn to abusive and illegal practices to get people to pay up.
David Pitman has more.
January 18, 2010 11:00 am
Park Program Gets Kids Moving
It seems like running around and getting sweaty is what being a kid is all about. But a lot of kids aren't getting enough physical exercise these days. Almost half of Houston's fourth graders are considered overweight or obese. So HISD is instituting a new program to get kids moving. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
January 18, 2010 5:15 am
Students Thrill Again in MLK Speech Contest
Today Americans celebrate the birthday of the late civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. King wrote several books about the civil rights struggle, but he's perhaps best known for his speeches. The annual MLK Oratory Competition for young students was recently held in downtown Houston. Bill Stamps was there for what has become quite a showcase of young talent.
January 15, 2010 10:38 pm
Same Course, Different Reason for Running
Sunday's Chevron Houston Marathon is the largest annual single day sports event here, with a record field of more than 26-thousand participants. An elite field of professional runners will be way ahead of the majority. But for many, the reason for taking on the course will come from the heart. Pat Hernandez profiles some of them.
January 15, 2010 9:27 pm
Monday AM January 18th, 2009
The Texas Securities Commissioner blames federal regulators for failing to prevent the nation’s financial crisis in 2008. She testified Thursday on Capitol Hill today about ways to improve the system. Sara Sciammacco reports from Washington.
January 15, 2010 9:11 pm
Local Disease Expert Knows Haiti Well
As the international community scrambles to send aid to Haiti, a Houston doctor with experience working in Haiti says relief workers have their work cut out for them. Bill Stamps talked with Dr. Joseph McCormick and has this report.
January 15, 2010 9:05 pm
KUHF Conversations: Perspectives on the Gubernatorial Debate
The Republican candidates for Texas governor talked taxes, states rights, and even drug policy in their first debate last night. Incumbent governor Rick Perry faced off against long time Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and GOP activist Debra Medina at the debate in Dallas. KUHF's Melissa Galvez watched the proceedings with Paul Brace, professor of political science at Rice University and Nancy Sims, political blogger, to get their take on how the candidates handled themselves.