June 12, 2009 10:51 pm
Professor Goes Under Cover for Rare Look at Hate Groups
The shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. has left many Americans wondering what kind of person could commit such a crime. A University of Houston-Victoria professor knows first-hand, after getting a rare glimpse into life with a hate group. Gail Delaughter reports.
June 12, 2009 9:32 pm
Monday AM June 15th, 2009
Reliant Energy has its business continuity plan in place, in case of a hurricane this summer. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 12, 2009 9:14 pm
Neighbors Rebuild Ike-damaged Fences
Even as a new hurricane season begins damage
from last season can still be found in the area.
Rod Rice reports that in Pasadena volunteers are
helping those in need rebuild their Ike-damaged
June 11, 2009 11:20 pm
Friday AM June 12th, 2009
A construction management company is hosting a seminar today about the new "LEED for healthcare" energy efficiency rating system for buildings. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 11, 2009 10:47 pm
Digital Switch May Not Mean Disposal
On the eve of the transition to digital television, Houston
residents are being told not to trash their TVs. The digital switch could result in a wave of electronic waste to area landfills. Local lawmakers joined environmental advocates to encourage consumers to help protect the environment.Pat Hernandez has more.
June 11, 2009 10:02 pm
New Athletic Director has High Hopes for UH Athletes
The University of Houston has introduced its new athletic director. Mack Rhoades takes over for Dave Maggart, who retired last month after seven years with the university. Rhodes comes from the University of Akron, where he presided over the construction of a new 54-million dollar stadium. He's also credited with improving graduation rates for student athletes, and he says he hopes to do the same thing in Houston.
June 11, 2009 9:46 pm
Thursday PM June 11th, 2009
Amtech warehouse in Houston ship channel burns…Jobless benefit requests drop for third time in past four weeks…Nearly 2.2 million households unprepared for shutdown of analog TV signals on Friday…
June 11, 2009 9:43 pm
District H Council Run-off set for Saturday
The open seat on Houston city council will be decided this weekend.
Voters in District H have a chance to choose between run-off candidates Ed Gonzales and Maverick Welsh.
Laurie Johnson has more on what the two men say they each bring to the district's constituents.
June 11, 2009 9:20 pm
After the Storm CO Can Kill
The potential for harm from severe weather can
last even after the storm passes.
Rod Rice reports that the Federal Emergency
Management Agency says too many people
die from carbon monoxide poisoning from the
improper use of generators.
June 10, 2009 11:24 pm
Thursday AM June 11th, 2009
There are definite steps you can take to increase your car's fuel efficiency in warmer weather. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 10, 2009 10:48 pm
Tweaking of Proposed City Budget Begins
Houston City Council presents amendments to the proposed 2010 operating budget. It is a 4-billion dollar spending blueprint that keeps the property tax rate and spending the same. Council members presented a "wish list" of projects they believe should be included. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Hospital Unveils New Ambulance For Children
For children who need to get to the emergency room right away, Children's Memorial Hermann says it has the next best thing. It's a special ambulance fitted with equipment you'd find in most intensive care units. Bill Stamps has more.
June 10, 2009 9:30 pm
Digital TV Myths
With the switch to digital television less than two days away, the Federal
Communications Commission is going all out to dispel some of the myths
surrounding the new technology. Jim Bell explains.
June 10, 2009 8:56 pm
Wednesday PM June 10th, 2009
Trade deficit edges up; budget deficit soars to record $189.7 billion…Fiat assumes ownership of most of Chrysler’s assets…Governor Perry voices concern about impact of proposed cap and trade legislation on Texas economy…
June 10, 2009 8:46 pm
Houston Ship Channel Security District
A first of its kind public/private partnership
advances security along the ship channel.
Harris County Commissioners have approved the
creation of the Houston Ship Channel
Rod Rice reports similar efforts have failed in other areas.
June 9, 2009 11:51 pm
Wednesday AM June 10th, 2009
Customers are now able to go online and do a Google search for exactly what they want. That's changed the way salespeople should operate, according to a new book. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 9, 2009 11:14 pm
How Many Words Are There?
On June 10, 2009, at 10:22am Greenwich time, the English language will hit 1 million words. Or so says the Global Language Monitor, a media analytics company. But there are plenty of people who disagree. From the KUHF NewsLab, a little musing on modernity and the nature of words. Melissa Galvez reports.
June 9, 2009 10:32 pm
Report Critical of County Lockup
Harris County Commissioners discuss a U.S. Department of Justice report that detailed problems in the Harris County Jail. The report included an alarming number of inmate deaths due to poor medical care. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 9, 2009 9:21 pm
Tuesday PM June 9th, 2009
Royal Dutch Shell settles lawsuit over Nigerian executions…Manpower notes little change in anticipated staffing levels…Cooper Industries board approves moving domicile to Ireland from Bermuda…
June 9, 2009 9:00 pm
Shuttle Crew Prepares for Saturday Launch
The crew of the Space Shuttle Endeavour has arrived in Florida to get ready for Saturday morning's scheduled launch to the International Space Station.
Jim Bell reports.
June 9, 2009 12:32 am
Tuesday AM June 9th, 2009
Computer power costs are the largest single contributing factor of overall it energy costs, according to Hewlett-Packard. HP has launched its "power to change" campaign, encouraging consumers to simply turn off their computers at the end of each day. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 8, 2009 11:53 pm
Hit, But Not Like Everyone Else
The people responsible for building most homes in Houston expect the housing market here will improve.
They gathered downtown yesterday for the Greater Houston Builder's Association mid–year forecast. Bill Stamps has more.
June 8, 2009 10:53 pm
SCOTUS Rules on Judges and Campaign Donations
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled elected judges must step aside from cases
involving people who've made big donations to their campaigns. A former Texas
Supreme Court judge says this won't have much impact in Texas, as Jim Bell reports.
June 8, 2009 10:37 pm
Monday PM June 8th, 2009
President Obama promises more than 600,000 jobs through his $787 billion stimulus plan…International Air Transport Association says industry will lose $9 billion this year…Top HISD students learn fundamentals at Rice Summer Business Institute…
June 8, 2009 9:49 pm
Houston's Big Airport Turns 40
It was forty years ago this week that Houston Intercontinental Airport, as it was known back then, opened its terminals and runways for the first time. The big airport in far north Harris County has grown a lot since then, but the people who were there four decades ago say they still remember that day well. Jack Williams reports.
June 8, 2009 8:57 pm
Teacher Externships to Make Class Work Relevant
More than 200 area teachers will spend this week
at 68 area businesses.
The idea is for teachers to make connections with
the world of work and take them back to
Rod Rice reports they're taking part in the
7th annual Teacher Externship Week.
June 8, 2009 9:00 am
Students Teaching Students
A unique summer enrichment program begins tomorrow at two Houston schools.
This program has college and high school students teaching middle school students,
and motivating them to stay in school and go to college. Jim Bell reports.
June 7, 2009 9:55 pm
Reliant Energy summer electric disconnect moratorium takes up where failed House Bill 1604 left off...
Reliant Energy has announced a summer program to help customers with electricity bill payments. The initiative drew the support of a state lawmaker who tried to get the legislature to create a statewide program. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 7, 2009 9:40 pm
Monday AM June 8th, 2009
Most board members and executives surveyed at a recent roundtable discussion in Houston believe the economy has "bottomed out," or will by the end of the year. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 5, 2009 10:21 pm
Should Lawmaker Be Able To Rebuild Beach Home?
To build, or not to build? The Texas Open Beach Act says you can't build a house too close to the beach. It wasn't a huge problem until Hurricane Ike destroyed many homes and now some people want to rebuild and the law says they can't. Bill Stamps reports.