December 16, 2009 10:02 pm
METRO Chair Pledges Cooperation
The political fall-out continues as Houston prepares for a new mayoral administration. Rumors were circulating that METRO chairman David Wolff submitted his resignation. Wolff says that's not true — but he does plan to resign in the next couple months. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 16, 2009 9:54 pm
Wednesday PM December 16th, 2009
Royal Dutch Shell to slash jobs, including here in Houston…Federal Reserve holds interest rates at record low…New home construction rebounds…
December 16, 2009 9:39 pm
Students Crowd Toyota Center in Dream Tour '09
Earlier this week, thousands of screaming kids were inspired at a concert in downtown Houston. But they weren't there to hear music. They were there for math and science in the final stop of the "dream tour" presented by a former NASA astronaut. Pat Hernandez has more:
December 16, 2009 8:43 pm
Feds Give Key Approval to METRO’s University Line
There are many steps in the process of
getting federal funds for transit systems
across the country.
METRO has just received a significant
notice from the Federal Transit
Rod Rice reports that FTA has approved
moving forward on the next step of light
rail in Houston.
December 16, 2009 5:00 am
Wednesday AM December 16th, 2009
After fluctuations in 2008, gasoline prices settled back down in 2009. Ed Mayberry talked with an energy fellow with Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy about what's in store for 2010.
December 15, 2009 10:33 pm
Tax Assessor, Mayor Tangle Over Fee Agreement
Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Leo Vasquez says it's time the City of Houston to pay its fair share of the cost of collecting local taxes. It's an issue that's testing the patience of both Vasquez and Houston Mayor Bill White. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 15, 2009 9:45 pm
Tuesday PM December 15th, 2009
Supreme Court to hear Skilling’s appeal of Enron conviction…Job losses continue damping demand for homes…Continental employees to vote on Teamsters association…
December 15, 2009 9:44 pm
Texas Lawmakers Applaud Military Contract Review
Texas lawmakers are celebrating a decision by government
investigators that could help keep thousands of jobs in Sealy. The Army now has to reconsider its decision on a $3 billion dollar Army truck contract. Megan Hughes reports from Washington.
December 15, 2009 9:22 pm
Mayor-Elect: Top Cop on Thin Ice
Big changes are coming to the Houston Police Department if Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker has her way. Since the election on Saturday, Parker has made it clear she plans to change how HPD does business, including getting rid of Police Chief Harold Hurtt in a move she says is necessary. Jack Williams reports.
December 15, 2009 8:40 pm
Oyster Reef Restoration in Galveston Bay
Under water damage caused by Hurricane Ike
is being addressed in the waters near San Leon.
Rod Rice reports that Texas Parks and Wildlife
has received 50-thousand dollars to continue
oyster reef restoration.
December 15, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM December 15th, 2009
There are many forces that can interfere with success in starting a small business. Some entrepreneurs who've made mistakes have written about them so that others may avoid making those same mistakes. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 14, 2009 10:21 pm
Texans Football Team Honors Top Volunteer
The Houston Texans won Sunday, ending a four game losing streak. The team announced another honor, the winner of its community quarterback award, which recognizes a community member for outstanding work as a volunteer. Bill Stamps has more on the award and winner.
December 14, 2009 9:40 pm
Monday PM December 14th, 2009
GAO overturns Army’s decision to move FMTV combat truck production from Sealy plant…Exxon Mobil acquires XTO Energy in $31 billion stock deal…Greater Houston Partnership presents regional economic outlook this evening…
December 14, 2009 9:27 pm
Whitmire: Culture at Texas Prisons Needs to Change
The Texas Prison where a convicted sex offender escaped is the subject of an independent security review. Houston state Senator John Whitmire, the chairman of the criminal justice committee says there must be zero tolerance in how inmates are treated in the Texas prison system. Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 14, 2009 9:01 pm
Harris County Brings Restitution Online
Crime victims who may be eligible for restitution can now search online for their claims.
The Harris County District Attorney's Office says the online database lists about one and a half million dollars in restitution money for victims. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 14, 2009 4:38 am
Mayor-Elect Parker Ready for a Challenge
After nearly a year on the campaign trail, Houston Mayor-elect Annise Parker says she'll take the next few days to assemble a transition team as she prepares to move into the mayor's office. As Jack Williams reports, Parker says her number one priority will be to figure out how to provide basic city services and the same or less money.
December 14, 2009 4:03 am
The Annual Christmas Bird Count Begins Today
The Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count begins today. Volunteer birders have 24 hours in specific areas known as "count circles" to identify and count as many birds as possible. Rod Rice reports.
December 13, 2009 11:00 pm
Monday AM December 14th, 2009
The Rice Alliance venture capital forums, which bring entrepreneurs together with capital investors, continue to help springboard new companies. That can help with local employment, as Ed Mayberry reports.
December 13, 2009 6:06 pm
December 13, 2009 6:53 am
Election ’09 Wrap-Up
December 11, 2009 11:00 pm
Election Day Information
Tomorrow is Election Day for Houston's run-off races — including Houston mayor and controller along with several council positions. Registered voters have from 7 AM to 7 PM to cast a ballot. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 11, 2009 10:39 pm
BARC Has New Boss
The agency in charge of Houston's stray dogs and cats has a new leader. The Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control has gone through a lot of turmoil in recent years. But with today's announcement, they're hoping to put all of that in the past. Bill Stamps has more.
December 11, 2009 10:10 pm
Friday PM December 11th, 2009
Retail sales rise more than expected…Shell wins rights in Iraqi oil field…Sales tax collections plummets across Texas in October…
December 11, 2009 10:00 pm
UH Students Role Play
What if an asteroid slammed into the Earth-who would you trust to provide aid? It turns out that a group of students from the University of Houston may be well suited for that task. As President Obama prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan, these students are preparing to lead. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
December 11, 2009 9:51 pm
Houston Small Businesses Optimistic about Future
Whether we're in a recession or climbing out of it depends on who you ask. But some Houstonians aren't putting their fate in the hands of the economy. They're taking matters into their own hands. Bill Stamps caught up with them at the Houston Business Expo.
December 11, 2009 9:27 pm
New Website To Help Houstonians Make Sense Of The Flu
The Houston Department of Health and Human Services this week launched a new website to keep people up to date on the latest information on the flu — both the seasonal and H1N1 varieties.
As David Pitman reports, the site is tailored to meet the specific needs of the local community.
December 11, 2009 5:00 am
Friday AM Decemeber 11th, 2009
A web site called thegiftionary.com suggests appropriate gifts for the holiday season. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 10, 2009 10:38 pm
Parker Takes Long Lead
Mayoral candidate Annise Parker has pulled ahead with a strong lead over her opponent Gene Locke. According to a KUHF-11 news survey Parker has a 13-point lead going into the election. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 10, 2009 9:40 pm
Thursday PM December 10th, 2009
Jobless figures rise after five straight weeks of falling…Senators from Texas put pressure on Army over BAE Systems contract…Retail gasoline prices hold steady across Texas this week at $2.50 a gallon…
December 10, 2009 9:03 pm
Ironic Twist to Solving Crime
Crime Stoppers of Houston gets a huge check to help solve crime. The funds come from the Harris County Sheriff's Department, from assets seized in the arrest of criminals. Pat Hernandez has the story.