September 24, 2009 10:28 pm
New Apartments for Special Clientele
There's a new apartment complex going up in Houston's Fifth Ward Denver Harbor area. When it's completed the 166 unit facility will look just like any other new apartment building in Houston. And that's how the developers want it, because as Bill Stamps reports, this place isn't for everyone.
September 24, 2009 9:38 pm
Houston Commissions State's Largest Solar Project
The City of Houston plans to partner with NRG Texas to build the state's largest solar farm. The 40-million dollar project will go online next year and provide energy exclusively for city buildings. Laurie Johnson has more.
September 24, 2009 8:41 pm
Thursday PM September 24th, 2009
CSB Imperial Sugar ignored dangers of explosive dust at Georgia refinery…Houston selects NRG Energy to develop solar project…Houston janitors march in advance of contract negotiations…
September 24, 2009 8:35 pm
Galveston Housing Authority Begins to Rebuild After Ike
The Galveston Housing Authority lost almost 600 homes during Hurricane Ike. Rod Rice reports that today — work began to replace them.
September 24, 2009 8:00 am
Thursday AM September 24th, 2009
Speakers at an O'Connor & Associates luncheon are optimistic about the industrial market in the coming months. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 23, 2009 10:42 pm
Music Opens a New Horizon
A new music group has formed in Houston, but you're not going to hear them at the Verizon Center or Jones Hall. The Energy City New Horizons Music Group is part of a national movement that is bringing players back to their musical roots. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
September 23, 2009 9:57 pm
Firefighter Travels for Cancer Awareness
A California firefighter who is three time cancer survivor is traveling across the country to raise awareness about cancer. Rod Rice reports the stop in Houston is return visit for Lorenzo Abundiz.
September 23, 2009 9:48 pm
Heights Arson Investigation Continues
It's still unclear if another Heights fire this week is related to the series of arson cases in the area.
But considering at least eleven fires have been intentionally set so far — the Houston councilmember who represents the district says residents need to be more vigilant than ever. Laurie Johnson reports.
September 23, 2009 9:21 pm
Wednesday PM September 23rd, 2009
OSHA safety improvements deadline arrives for BP Texas City plant…Venezuela considers suing ConocoPhillips over PDVSA refinery option…Industrial market posed for recovery…
September 23, 2009 8:39 pm
Fairmont Parkway No Longer a Tollway Consideration
The idea to expand the Fairmont Parkway into a toll road is dead.
People who live along the route in southeast Harris County have made it abundantly clear they're against turning the Parkway into a toll road. And the county commissioner who represents that area announced today that such a project will not happen.
David Pitman reports.
September 23, 2009 8:00 am
Tuesday AM September 23rd, 2009
Some card issuers have been adjusting credit card agreements in preparation for reforms that take effect in February. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 22, 2009 11:11 pm
EPA To Require Greenhouse Gas Emission Data
For the first time, starting next year, the nation's biggest greenhouse gas emitters will be required to collect data on their emissions and report them to the Environmental Protection Agency. It's the first step toward what could be new regulations and a better understanding of where most of the pollution is coming from. Jack Williams reports.
September 22, 2009 10:53 pm
Houston Business Takes on GM
When General Motors filed for bankruptcy, it announced it would close 40 percent of its dealerships.
Knapp Chevrolet on the western edge of downtown is one of those dealerships facing closure.
Laurie Johnson has more.
September 22, 2009 10:36 pm
Operation Predator Snares Lake Jackson Man
A Lake Jackson man gets 76 months in federal prison for attempting to leave the country to have sex with a minor.
Rod Rice reports that 47-year-old Patrick Cochran will also have lifetime supervision after he's served his sentence.
September 22, 2009 9:37 pm
Heavy Rain Brings Change in Season
The change in season results in a short but heavy downpour. It caught some motorists off-guard, resulting in brief flooding and numerous mishaps on the roadways. The weather is expected to remain unstable until the weekend. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 22, 2009 9:15 pm
Tuesday PM September 22nd, 2009
Government index finds home prices rising slightly…Governor Perry speaks out against proposed cap and trade legislation…Screen rights bought for UK stage production of “Enron”…
September 22, 2009 9:06 pm
Cornyn Weighs-In on Heath Care Debate
Debate over the latest Senate health care proposal has finally begun and Senator John Cornyn and other Republicans are
laying-out their concerns. From Washington, Sara Sciammacco has more on some of the changes Cornyn wants.
September 22, 2009 8:00 am
Tuesday AM September 22nd, 2009
The worst of the economic downturn is over, according to the third quarter U.S. Regional Watch from BBVA Compass. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 21, 2009 11:36 pm
Sharing the Tracks with Commuter Rail
Experts project the growth of the metropolitan Houston area to increase rapidly in the next few decades — and with that comes the increased need for mobility. Serious talks have been ongoing about using some existing freight rail lines for commuter service. Pat Hernandez says many are optimistic that will soon become a reality.
September 21, 2009 9:59 pm
Monday PM September 21st, 2009
Dell acquiring Perot Systems in $3.9 billion deal…Conference Board's index of leading indicators rises again slightly…Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship announces most promising energy and clean technology companies…
September 21, 2009 9:48 pm
Swine Flu Vaccine Acts a lot like Seasonal Flu Vaccine
With the first shipments of the H1N1 vaccine due to begin arriving here in a couple of weeks, local health officials say they have some early feedback on how young people are responding to it. Jack Williams reports.
September 21, 2009 9:24 pm
The City of Houston will soon authorize lease agreements to pay for radio tower space across the region. The 20 to 30 year leases are part of the city's overall radio communications upgrade. Laurie Johnson reports.
September 21, 2009 8:40 pm
Crazy Ants May Be Spreading
Experts at the LSU Agriculture Center are concerned that
a troublesome ant first discovered in Texas may be
making its way to Louisiana.
Rod Rice reports on the spread of the Raspberry
September 21, 2009 9:00 am
Rough Streets In Houston Raise Questions About Maintenance
There's been a lot of talk about the new roads and toll-ways that are being built around Houston. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle investigates the underreported condition of the city's existing streets.
September 21, 2009 8:00 am
Monday AM September 21st, 2009
"Workplace safety week" has come and gone, but one construction firm finds that increased safety awareness is important year-round. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 21, 2009 4:23 am
Buffalo Bayou Boat Tours
Buffalo Bayou passes through central Houston
almost completely unnoticed. Few of those who pass near it or over it know that if Buffalo Bayou didn't exist, neither would Houston. It was once the life blood of the city and though these days it's mostly empty west of the ship
channel it is still full of Houston's history.
September 18, 2009 11:22 pm
Old Building Needs to be Demolished
Houston police say a one hundred year old building downtown needs to come down. The backside of the vacant structure is crumbling and that's creating a safety hazard. Officials say they hope demolition will take place in a week — once a contractor is found. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 18, 2009 10:12 pm
Challenges in the Senate
Between the healthcare debate — the national debt and economy and issues like cap and trade and the war in Afghanistan — there's a lot of focus on the U.S. government and its policy decisions. Senator John Cornyn is in Houston today and says there is more bipartisan work being done in Washington than many might imagine. Laurie Johnson has more.
September 18, 2009 9:24 pm
Friday PM September 18th, 2009
Texas unemployment rate hits eight per cent; Houston hits 8.4 per cent…Job fair set for tomorrow at George R. Brown Convention Center…Justice Department investigating former Interior Secretary Gale Norton over lucrative oil leases to Royal Dutch Shell…
September 18, 2009 9:19 pm
Jobless Rate Up in Texas, but Outlook is Better
The unemployment rate in Texas has made another slight uptick. But the state is still in much better shape than the nation as a whole, and one economist believes the worst of the job losses could soon be over. David Pitman reports.