October 8, 2009 8:49 pm
Houston Woman is First Hispanic Female Texas Supreme Court Justice
Governor Rick Perry has appointed a Houston woman to the Texas Supreme Court. Eva Guzman is the first Hispanic female to serve on the state's highest court. The governor made the announcement at Guzman's alma mater Austin High School in the East End. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 8, 2009 8:00 am
Thursday AM October 8th, 2009
Property managers in Houston never really have days without things to do — even in a slow economy. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 7, 2009 10:57 pm
Montrose, One of the Country's Best
The American Planning Association has named the Montrose one of America's 10 great neighborhoods. Mayor Pro-tem Sue Lovell says the honor brings more credibility to the central Houston community. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 7, 2009 10:07 pm
Plans For Trans-Texas Corridor Quietly Die
After years of debate and opposition, the Texas Department of Transportation has officially ended plans for a statewide network of toll roads and rail lines. Jack Williams reports.
October 7, 2009 9:48 pm
Wednesday PM October 7th, 2009
Consumers continue to reduce borrowing…Property managers preserve value by maintaining assets during slow economy…Airlines add surcharges for holiday travel…
October 7, 2009 9:16 pm
The Future of SafeClear
More than 300-thousand vehicles have been towed under the Safe-Clear program since its inception in 2005. The program's contracts are up for renewal to the tune of eight point seven million dollars.
City council supports the program — but delayed voting on its renewal. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 7, 2009 8:25 pm
Feds To Meet Thursday On Clean Air Guidelines
A local environmental group will be part of a meeting Thursday. The EPA is leading to lay the groundwork for bringing the state's air pollution rules into compliance with the federal Clean Air Act.
David Pitman has more.
October 7, 2009 8:00 am
Wednesday AM October 7th, 2009
The value of social media like Facebook, twitter and YouTube are being discussed at today's annual PR Day in Houston. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 6, 2009 10:06 pm
Texans Tackle Tough Foe
The Houston Texans didn't get much of a challenge from the Raider's on Sunday. The game was a blowout before halftime. Today, the team's rookies got what might have been a tougher challenge — taking on a bunch of 3rd graders. Bill Stamps has the story.
October 6, 2009 9:51 pm
High School Renovation a Boost to Neighborhood
They're calling it the rebirth of Worthing. Houston School Board President Lawrence Marshall unveiled preliminary plans for renovation and a new classroom wing for Worthing High School in southeast Houston. Marshall says the 24 million dollar project will help to reinvigorate the community. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 6, 2009 9:34 pm
Tuesday PM October 6th, 2009
Holiday sales decline predicted…Public Citizen sues Texas regulators to force consideration of global warming when approving new coal-fired power plants…TXDOT declares Trans-Texas Corridor dead…
October 6, 2009 9:10 pm
Should Children Get Swine Flu Vaccines?
The swine flu vaccine is slowly making its way into area clinics and hospitals. Healthcare workers are among the first to receive the vaccine. But children will soon be able to get it as well — as they are one of the more vulnerable populations. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 6, 2009 8:29 pm
A Night Out Against Crime
The weather doesn't seem to be cooperating with
National Night Out.
It was moved from August to October to avoid
Even though today's forecast is unseasonably warm
and humid, a lot of activities are planned in
neighborhoods across the area.
Rod Rice reports.
October 6, 2009 8:00 am
Tuesday AM October 6th, 2009
Sealy-based BAE Systems is appealing the U.S. Army decision to go with a Wisconsin contractor for military vehicles. Some 3,000 jobs in Sealy ride on the success of that appeal. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 5, 2009 10:53 pm
The Right Opportunity between U.S. and Pakistan
Pakistan's Foreign Minister delivers his assessment of his country's relations with the United States. He told a packed audience at Rice University's Baker Institute that the advent of democracy in Pakistan creates the right opportunity for improved relations. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 5, 2009 10:41 pm
Flu Shot: Needle or Spray?
Swine Flu vaccines are available this week. Most people will have the option of being vaccinated with a shot or with a nasal spray. But how do you know which is best for you? Bill Stamps went to the city health department for answers.
October 5, 2009 9:52 pm
Monday PM October 5th, 2009
Supreme Court supports Anadarko Petroleum in royalty ruling…AccuFleet International to lay off 87 workers…Venezuela’s state oil company takes control of ConocoPhillips’ stake in Chevron joint natural gas venture…
October 5, 2009 9:43 pm
A Houston woman today was sentenced to 30 days in jail — ten years probation and a ten thousand dollar fine for causing a fatal accident while talking on her cell phone. The dangers of talking and texting while driving are at the center of a National Campaign by Triple A to urge people to drive distraction-free. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 5, 2009 9:11 pm
Harris County Opens Applications For Ike Repair Funds
Harris County Homeowners who still struggling to repair or rebuild their homes after Hurricane Ike are about to get another lifeline.
Tuesday, the county will begin accepting applications for federal grants that are expected to help hundreds of families put back together what the storm tore apart.
David Pitman has more.
October 5, 2009 8:39 pm
Physician's Group Promotes Single Payer in Houston
The health care debate in Washington centers
on reforming insurance and whether or not a
public option should be part of the plan.
But as Rod Rice reports one national group of
heath care professionals says the best solution
is a Medicare-for-all system.
October 5, 2009 4:05 am
Homelessness Worsens in Houston
Houston has seen a dramatic increase in demand for social services and homeless shelters. The recession and Hurricane Ike have brought a whole new group of people into the homeless system.
But for the first time – large amounts of money are available for homelessness prevention. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 5, 2009 2:22 am
Checking for Skin Cancer
When it comes to skin cancer, melanoma isn't the most prevalent, but it is one of the most dangerous. Eight out of every ten skin cancer deaths comes from melanoma. Experts say now that summer is over, it's especially important for people to pay attention to their skin. Bill Stamps explains why.
October 5, 2009 12:00 am
Monday AM October 5th, 2009
Advertisements for the Houston Astros are on eight buses in the Humble Independent School District. Funds generated by the ads go to the district's general operating fund which pays teacher salaries — among other things. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 2, 2009 10:59 pm
Old Prison is Transformed
Houston's Museum of Natural Science has opened its extension in Sugarland. An old prison is now home to dinosaurs on display and traveling exhibits that might have been too big for the location in Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 2, 2009 9:14 pm
UH is feeling the Love
For some time, the University of Houston has been seeking national recognition for tier one status. These days there's a buzz on campus and the University is getting some desired recognition — but this time — it's for football. As Bill Stamps reports, it's the Cougar's football team that has everyone all excited.
October 2, 2009 8:29 pm
Law Professor Says Gay Divorce Case is Likely DOA
The Texas attorney general vows to fight a ruling from a Dallas judge that says the state's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage violates the "federal" constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law.
The case centers on two men who were married in Massachusetts, and are now trying to get a divorce in Texas — which doesn't recognize gay marriages performed in other states.
As David Pitman reports, one local expert in constitutional law doesn't believe this particular battle will lead to any changes on the state or national level.
October 2, 2009 8:11 pm
Friday PM October 2nd, 2009
Unemployment rate rises to 9.8 per cent nationwide…Foreclosure prevention seminar set for this weekend…Overall investment dips for clean technology sector…
October 2, 2009 8:00 am
Friday AM October 2nd, 2009
The TexanPlus HMO staged a health fair for seniors at Reliant Center. The day-long event included a Wii bowling championship as a spotlight on physical fitness. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 1, 2009 10:58 pm
Seeking a Better Count of Hispanics
A group of prominent Houston Latinos kicked off a campaign urging people to fill out the 2010 census forms. It is an effort to counter fears that any information collected could lead to deportation of illegal residents. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 1, 2009 9:37 pm
Thursday PM October 1st, 2009
Jobless benefit figures indicate still-weak job market…Retail gasoline prices drop six cents in past week…West Texas wind farm--billed as the world’s largest—is up and running…