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.
January 15, 2010 5:13 am
Republicans Clash in First Gubernatorial Debate
Texas election season is officially under way again. The republican candidates for governor are in full swing on the debate and campaign circuit. As Laurie Johnson reports — the first debate was an opportunity for the candidates to prove their conservative chops.
January 14, 2010 10:08 pm
Support for Haiti Grows
Houston's Haitian community come together to help their loved ones devastated by the earthquake in their country. They're at the multi-ethnic community center in southwest Houston, where Pat Hernandez tells us activity has been non-stop.
January 14, 2010 9:41 pm
Friday AM January 15th, 2009
The number of homes for sale in Houston has dropped again, following a nationwide trend of tighter inventory. Jack Williams reports.
January 14, 2010 8:45 pm
Medical Labs in a Bag?
After the devastating earthquake, the world's eyes are on Haiti. Some say the tragic event reemphasizes the country's need for stronger infrastructure — especially in the medical sector. A group from Rice University spent time in Haiti last year to test a compact medical tool they developed that can increase access to healthcare in Haiti and other developing countries. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports.
January 14, 2010 6:00 am
Thursday AM January 14th, 2009
A new report shows many companies held onto their leaders during the recession, with CEO turnover at its lowest level in five years. Jack Williams reports.
January 13, 2010 11:04 pm
Perry: Money is not Worth It
Governor Rick Perry says Texas will not be competing for up to 700-million dollars in federal stimulus money for education. He says the money is not worth it. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 13, 2010 10:11 pm
Universities Learn About Violence Prevention
In April of 2007, a mentally disturbed student walked onto the campus of Virginia Tech and went on a shooting rampage. By the time it was over, 33 students and faculty members were dead. Today, administrators from several universities took part in a special training session. Bill Stamps has more.
January 13, 2010 9:04 pm
Wednesday PM January 13th, 2010
Google to stop censoring search results and threatens to cease operations in China over hacking incidents…Airlines raise fuel surcharges on European travel…Texas Tech and Pantex to study research wind farm feasibility…
January 13, 2010 9:00 pm
Parker Targets METRO for Overhaul
Houston Mayor Annise Parker says she expects reports from her transition team by the end of next month. Parker wants to make decisions on how to improve city services. One of her main focus areas is METRO. Laurie Johnson reports.
January 13, 2010 6:00 am
Wednesday AM January 13th, 2009
A fitness center called "Nifty After 50" has moved into the Houston area, targeting aging baby boomers. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 12, 2010 10:41 pm
Convenience too Costly
A three year old program that enables motorists to use their EZ Tags to pay for airport parking is about to end. Officials say the service is losing money. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 12, 2010 9:58 pm
New Satellite System Tracks Flights Over Gulf
After 50 years of using an antiquated, patchwork system to keep track of aircraft operations in the Gulf of Mexico, the Federal Aviation Administration says a new satellite-based tracking system will improve both safety and efficiency for the hundreds of thousands of flights over the gulf. Jack Williams reports.
January 12, 2010 9:31 pm
Tuesday PM January 12th, 2009
Walmart to close ten underperforming Sam's Club stores, cutting 1.500 jobs…Gasoline prices rising to $3 per gallon territory…American Airlines back at bargaining table with flight attendants…
January 12, 2010 9:01 pm
Animal Group Says Houston Zoo Mistreats Elephants
An animal advocacy group is once again calling the Houston Zoo one of the ten worst in North America for elephants — accusing the zoo of inhumane and disrepectful treatment. But the zoo says the claims are not based in truth.
More from David Pitman.
January 12, 2010 6:30 am
Tuesday AM January 11th, 2009
Talking about money in any relationship can be a stressful scenario. A book discusses how to strip things down and have a conversation about financial goals with ease. Ed Mayberry reports.