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.
November 30, 2009 11:01 pm
End of Hurricane Season Doesn't Mean End of Preparation
There is a collective sigh of relief as the 2009 hurricane season ends without a hurricane hitting the area. But officials have used the time to hone their response in the event one does strike in the future. Pat Hernandez has the story.
November 30, 2009 9:49 pm
Christmas Shoppers Off and Running
Economic analysts say so far, more shoppers are hitting the stores this holiday season than last year, and that includes Houston. But the news isn't all rosy. Bill Stamps explains why.
November 30, 2009 9:36 pm
Monday PM November 30th, 2009
Cyber Monday expected to boost holiday sales…Price comparison Web sites shut down for being paid by merchants for higher rankings…Treasury Department may fine mortgage companies slow on permanent loan modifications under $75 billion relief program…
November 30, 2009 9:11 pm
Texting for Charity
The Salvation Army is bringing its Red Kettle fundraising campaign into the 21st century.
You'll still see the bell ringers outside grocery stores and malls. But now your cell phone is the organization's latest fundraising tool. Laurie Johnson explains.
November 30, 2009 9:00 pm
The La Comida Food Drive Begins this Week
The city's largest annual effort to collect
food for those in need will be held this week.
The Houston Police Department's 24th
annual La Comida food drive runs from
Thursday through Sunday at 14 area
Fiesta Mart locations.
Rod Rice reports.
November 30, 2009 11:00 am
Higher Turnout Possible for Run-Off
Early voting starts today for the Harris County run-off election.
Several high profile races are on the ballot — which may drive even more voters to the polls than in the general election. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 30, 2009 5:38 am
To Light, or Not to Light
It's only been a few days since Thanksgiving and in some neighborhoods you'll already find Christmas lights glowing at night. In fact, some people put them up before Thanksgiving. Bill Stamps talked with Houstonians to find out just when is the right time to get festive.
November 30, 2009 5:03 am
Monday AM November 30th, 2009
The founding director of the Texas Center for Superconductivity at the University of Houston has returned full-time to UH, after serving eight years as president of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 30, 2009 4:15 am
All the World's a Stage
This holiday season, you may take your kids to see The Nutcracker, or A Christmas Carol, and think it's all just good fun. But research has shown that studying the arts gives kids focus, and gets them more interested in school. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how some local schools are integrating the arts.
November 27, 2009 10:00 am
Houston Football Legend Teaches Finance to Students
What's more important — your GPA or your credit score? This discussion happened at a Galveston high school as students took part in what's called "Financial Football." The guest was Hall of Famer and Houston legend Warren Moon. Bill Stamps has more.
November 27, 2009 12:17 am
KUHF Conversations: Recycled Homes
A tour of some unconventional homes will be held this weekend in Huntsville. The homes were built using materials salvaged from other home builders. It's the work of the Phoenix Commotion, an organization that builds homes mostly with leftover building supplies — put together by unskilled labor — to create another option for low-income housing. Dan Phillips is the founder of Phoenix Commotion, and he was in our studios a while back to talk about his efforts with David Pitman.
November 26, 2009 11:52 pm
Safe Shopping Begins with You
You might still be digesting your turkey as you begin your Christmas shopping. The Houston Police Department is working to make sure you are not attracting thieves. Pat Hernandez explains.
November 26, 2009 11:00 pm
Friday AM November 27th, 2009
The Commerce Department reports that consumer spending is rising, and that makes retailers hopeful. Many see black Friday as a defining moment, when they expect to go in the black from being in the red for the year. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 26, 2009 10:00 am
Other People's Junk Becomes Non-Profit Treasure
Across the nation people are using creative solutions to deal with their tighter budgets. Workers have lost jobs and non-profits have lost funding, but going green may be a step in the right direction. From the KUHF Newslab, Wendy Siegle reports.
November 26, 2009 5:00 am
Thursday AM November 26th, 2009
A coal-fired power plant near Houston is the second dirtiest plant in Texas for carbon dioxide pollution, according to a new analysis of government data by Environment Texas. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 25, 2009 10:07 pm
No One will be Turned Away
About 18-thousand people are expected at the annual Thanksgiving Superfeast later today outside Houston City Hall downtown. Organizers say the event is more than feeding the homeless and less fortunate. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 25, 2009 9:59 pm
Wednesday PM November 25th, 2009
Unemployment filings fall to lowest level in over a year…New home sales rise more than expected…Consumers, retailers brace for "Black Friday"…
November 25, 2009 9:33 pm
Dripping through the Cracks
Drive around Houston, and it can be hard to find any green ground around all that pavement. Blanketing the earth with concrete can cause problems, from storm-water runoff to heat capture. But the Houston Parks Board is finding one small way to break through the concrete-and reach the earth below. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
November 25, 2009 9:12 pm
More Texans are Traveling this Thanksgiving
The improving economy and stable gasoline
price have combined for a better climate for
travel this long Thanksgiving weekend.
Rod Rice reports the Triple-A Texas estimates
that more Texans will be traveling this holiday
compared to last year.
November 25, 2009 5:00 am
Wednesday AM November 25th, 2009
Although many gifts will be purchased online this holiday season, research suggests that most of the purchasing will be done outside the office. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 24, 2009 10:23 pm
Time and Patience for Thanksgiving Air Travel
Houston airports are busy this Thanksgiving holiday. About 1.4-million passengers are expected to fly out of Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports during the 13-day travel period. The Transportation Security Administration is working with local airport officials on making this time as stress-free as possible. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 24, 2009 9:55 pm
Tuesday PM November 24th, 2009
Procedural mistake prevents distribution of bonuses to retired state workers…Gross domestic product grows at 2.8 per cent pace; consumer confidence improves slightly…Continental and regional partner fined for overnight tarmac wait…
November 24, 2009 9:24 pm
Electric Space Vehicle to Hit Markets Next Year
Because of advances in electric transportation, the days of paying 3 to 4 dollars a gallon for gas may be numbered. Reliant Energy and a California automaker are showing off a new slick looking vehicle that's all electric and will be on the market next year. Bill Stamps tells us more.
November 24, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM November 24th, 2009
The seal FMTV Task Force joined political and business leaders in Houston to address an army decision to award a military vehicle contract to a competitor. Ed Mayberry reports how that could translate to an annual $1.8 billion loss for the region.