December 7, 2009 9:03 pm
Feds Consider Transit Oversight That Could Affect Metro
The federal government is considering establishing
national oversight for transit systems across the country.
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation as recently informed Metro's President and CEO that a panel of 25 experts from across the country will soon be impaneled.
Rod Rice reports.
December 7, 2009 11:30 am
Locke Touts Public Safety Plan As Mayoral Runoff Approaches
As part of our coverage of the upcoming runoff election, KUHF's David Pitman is talking with the two candidates for mayor, and the two candidates for Houston City Controller. Today, David sits down with former City Attorney Gene Locke, who is facing Controller Annise Parker in the December 12th runoff.
December 7, 2009 11:00 am
Mayoral Candidates Square-Off in Last Debate
With less than a week until Election Day in the city of Houston's run-off races, the candidates for mayor squared-off one last time yesterday. The KUHF-11 News-Houston Chronicle Debate featured tough questions and one of the last chances for candidates Gene Locke and Annise Parker to make an impression on voters. Jack Williams reports.
December 7, 2009 10:00 am
Billboards for Islam
If you're driving north on I-45 near Little York, you can't miss the billboard: "Islam. Got Questions? Get Answers." Underneath there's a phone number to call. Usually billboards advertise a product, but the creators of this billboard say it's all about building understanding. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
December 7, 2009 2:05 am
Monday AM December 7th, 2009
The unemployment rate has fallen to ten per cent, although the jobless rate will continue to be a problem into next year. They expect a struggle for the economy to generate enough jobs for the 15.4 million people out of work. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 5, 2009 12:38 am
Let it Snow
Parts of Houston were transformed into a winter wonderland today as snow fell for most of the day in many areas. Some tried to avoid being out in the elements — while others enjoyed being outdoors. Bill Stamps has more.
December 5, 2009 12:23 am
One of the Strictest Smoking Bans May Happen in Galveston
One of the strictest smoking bans in the state is set to take effect in Galveston on January first. But there's already an effort to loosen up the law a bit. As David Pitman reports, Galveston might create a loophole that would make it okay for people to light up in 'one' particular business.
December 5, 2009 12:17 am
Friday PM December 4th, 2009
Unemployment rate drops back to ten per cent…Salary disputes lead to five Houston restaurants paying $334,000 to 154 current and former employees…Ecuador sues Chevron over liability for pollution in Amazon rainforest…
December 5, 2009 12:10 am
It’s Official: White Will Run For Gov
He's finally made it official.
December 4, 2009 9:33 pm
Houston's Earliest Snowfall
It's the earliest snow fall on record in Houston. Most of the city has seen steady snow all day — although much of it doesn't stick. But a lot Houstonians don't know how to drive in this weather. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 4, 2009 3:14 pm
Some Schools Close Amid Snow and Wintery Weather
As snow falls across the Houston area, some area schools have decided to call it a day. We bring you all of the details, courtesy of School-Alerts.com.
December 4, 2009 5:00 am
Friday AM December 4th, 2009
With newspaper ad revenue and circulation dropping, the business journals are telling their readers things are fine in the 40 markets where it appears. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 3, 2009 10:33 pm
Keeping Your Plants Warm
If the weatherman's correct, this evening Houstonians may get an early White Christmas: a little snow or sleet, and temperatures in the 20's. But what does this mean for the plants in your yard, which are used to more balmy weather? From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
December 3, 2009 10:05 pm
Ready to Make the Roadways Usable
The pleasant weather is a stark difference with what is forecast for Friday. The National Weather Service says it is expected to be frigid with rain and possibly snow, which will impact driving conditions. Houston's Department of Public Works and Engineering is ready to respond. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 3, 2009 9:23 pm
Carving Out Votes in Unlikely Places
Election Day for Houston's run-off is just over a week away. The battle between Annise Parker and
Gene Locke will be hard fought over the next few days — with each candidate working to eke out votes outside their group of core supporters. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 3, 2009 9:10 pm
Thursday PM December 3rd, 2009
Comcast deals for NBC Universal…President Obama prepares for White House job forum…Continental waives penalties for wintry weather flight changes…
December 3, 2009 8:32 pm
Galveston has Money for Ike Damaged Homes
Galveston's Disaster Recovery Housing Program
is ready to start helping homeowners repair or
rebuild homes damaged by Hurricane Ike.
Rod Rice reports the city has received 160-million
dollars from Austin that Texas got from the
December 3, 2009 5:00 am
Thursday AM December 3rd, 2009
Gulf Publishing is hosting an industry forecast forum this morning, with speakers looking at carbon policy, cap and trade, climate change and other issues facing Houston’s energy industry. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 2, 2009 11:10 pm
Counting Votes Before Election Day
The run-off for City Controller is underway with Councilmembers Ron Green and MJ Khan racing to the finish line. As Laurie Johnson reports — both men are relying largely on reputation and personal outreach to win the election.
December 2, 2009 10:37 pm
Taking Care of Young Hearts
Students at Fleming Middle School in northeast Houston are screened for underlying heart conditions. The program by Memorial Hermann Hospital and the University of Texas Medical School in Houston is designed to detect potential problems that could be fatal if undetected. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 2, 2009 10:02 pm
Plans in the Works for Houston Autoimmunity Center
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has announced plans for a new center focusing on research and treatment of diseases caused by immune system malfunction. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports.
December 2, 2009 9:01 pm
Wednesday PM December 2nd, 2009
Enron shareholders and investors eight-year lawsuit ends…CEO Space business trainers plan evening forum…Economic recovery gaining traction as shoppers spend more and factories bump up production…
December 2, 2009 8:46 pm
New Amnesty Program Aims to Save Lives of Underaged Drinkers
The state today came out with a new policy that's intended to help save the lives of underaged drinkers who get into trouble.
It's a form of "amnesty" that will let minors off the hook for underaged drinking if they, or someone in their group, have to seek medical attention.
David Pitman reports.
December 2, 2009 5:00 am
Wednesday AM December 2nd, 2009
The Greater Houston Partnership will host a World Bank Liaison Officer to help provide businesses with international funding opportunities for emerging markets. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 1, 2009 11:09 pm
Living Bridge Opens in Memorial Park
Pedestrians in Memorial Park no longer have to dodge speeding cars on Memorial Drive. The Living Bridge now connects the north and south sides of the park, high above the road. But supporters say the best part is that this bridge will soon seem to disappear. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
December 1, 2009 10:09 pm
Mistakes Lead to Review of Cases
The Houston Police Department says all violent crime cases the past six years will be reviewed. This after an audit of the department's Fingerprinting Comparison Unit found problems that could compromise prosecution. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 1, 2009 10:02 pm
Tuesday PM December 1st, 2009
Holiday sales forecast trimmed based on holiday buying compared to last year…El Paso Corporation fined for deadly 2006 Wyoming pipeline blast…Manufacturing activity grows for fourth straight month…
December 1, 2009 9:29 pm
Big House, Big Cause
Whether it's because of a sluggish economy or just burned out on giving — many people turn their heads when asked to give money. But one breast cancer foundation came up with a unique way to raise money. Their fifth Pink Ribbon House campaign is now underway. Bill Stamps has the story.
December 1, 2009 8:40 pm
Immigration Fraud Suspect Arrested
A woman suspected of stealing thousands
of dollars from Colombian nationals living
in the area has been arrested by the
Harris County authorities.
Rod Rice reports she preyed on the families
of people facing deportation.
December 1, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM December 1st, 2009
Some price comparison web sites are charged with running a "cash-for-ratings" scheme in which certain online retailers paid for higher rankings, while promising independent, reliable web site comparisons. Ed Mayberry reports.