May 7, 2009 11:02 pm
Mutombo Visits Houston Middle School
The season may be over for the Houston Rockets center, Dikembe Mutombo, but he's trying to make the future a little brighter for local school children. Mutombo visits a local middle school to talk to kids about the importance physical activity and early screening for heart problems. Bill Stamps was there and tells us how the students reacted to the Rockets superstar.
May 7, 2009 9:34 pm
HISD Superintendent Search
The Houston School Board will hold another public meeting tonight in its ongoing search for a new school superintendent. Jim Bell reports.
May 7, 2009 12:10 am
Thursday AM May 7th, 2009
Houston-based MD Anderson Cancer Center will open a new cancer care facility in the Phoenix area, part of a slow expansion of its brand planned over the next decade. Jack Williams reports.
May 6, 2009 10:54 pm
The Death of Newspapers
Depending on who you ask, the American daily newspaper is either dying a slow death or bleeding uncontrollably. Band-aids —
in the form of cut-backs — have slowed the bleeding in some cases, but few in the industry are optimistic about the future. Bill Stamps looks into this decline.
May 6, 2009 10:28 pm
Stimulus Creates Summer Jobs for Youth
About 14-million dollars of stimulus money will create summer jobs for youth in the Texas Gulf Coast area. The jobs will be spread around the region among different employers. More than 600 positions will be created in the City of Houston. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 6, 2009 10:13 pm
Federal Housing Assistance for Hurricane Victims to Run Out
Nearly four years after hurricanes Katrina and Rita Hit Louisiana and Texas, families affected by the two storms are still getting federal assistance. But the U.S. department of Housing and Urban Development says displaced families have until the end of August to find alternative housing. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 6, 2009 9:52 pm
Business Tax Stimulus Clash
In Austin, the Texas House has given initial approval to a bill that would exempt about forty-thousand small businesses from paying the state's business tax. Eliminating this tax has been a priority for just about every lawmaker this session. Ben Philpott reports from Austin.
May 5, 2009 11:37 pm
Wednesday AM May 6th, 2009
The Offshore Technology Conference is in its third day at Reliant center, with more than 70-thousand attendees representing more than 100 companies and organizations. Jack Williams reports.
May 5, 2009 11:22 pm
Tough Times Ahead Says Houston Economics Professor
Meteorologists say the forecast for Houston this week is hot and dry. The longterm economic forecast isn't much different. The University of Houston's noted economics professor Dr Barton Smith gave his bi-annual address today. Smith says Houstonians should prepare for rough times. Bill Stamps has more.
May 5, 2009 9:56 pm
Changing Houston Term Limits
Houstonians could see a proposition on the November 2010 ballot to change the city's term limits.
Right now the mayor and council members can be elected for up to three two-year terms.
But a bill moving through the state Legislature could change that. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 5, 2009 9:17 pm
County Commissioners Compile Federal Wish List
After a spirited debate, Harris County Commissioners come up with a list of items that will be funded by 7-million dollars in federal stimulus cash. The agreement comes before the application deadline. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 5, 2009 8:55 pm
Tuesday AM May 5th, 2009
This is the 40th anniversary of the offshore technology conference. OTC has seen growth in international attendance and in the number of international companies represented in the exhibition. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 4, 2009 11:43 pm
Rain or Not, Mosquito Monitoring Done Year Round
The recent heavy rains have no doubt resulted in the appearance of mosquitoes. Regardless of the weather, it's the time of year when the Harris County Mosquito Control District begins setting traps to test them for St. Louis Encephalitis and West Nile Virus. It is a year-round effort to keep them in check. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 4, 2009 10:18 pm
Losing Weeks of Learning
The end of the school year isn't here yet, but thousands of children remain out of the classroom because of the swine flu risks on their campuses. And that means they either get shortchanged on teaching this year or get stuck in school into the summer.
Laurie Johnson has more.
May 4, 2009 9:50 pm
Moratorium on Power Disconnects
TXU Energy has declared another moratorium on disconnects for some
of its customers who can't pay their electric bills during the hot summer
months. Jim Bell reports.
May 4, 2009 9:19 pm
Monday PM May 4th, 2009
Offshore Technology Conference gets underway at Reliant Center...Pending U.S. home sales rose from February to March…Pentagon's top auditor criticizes KBR performance on $31.7 billion combat support contract…
May 4, 2009 8:52 pm
Umbilical Cords Get a New Life
If a patient gets leukemia, a bone marrow transplant used to be the only solution-and a good donor match can be hard to find. But doctors at MD Anderson Cancer Center are saving lives using body parts that would normally be thrown away. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
May 4, 2009 7:41 am
TCH Protecting Children for Thirty Years
Every 10-seconds a child is reported as abused or neglected in the United States, and every day four children die as a result of abuse. A program at Texas Children's Hospital celebrates 30-years of evaluating kids who may have been abused or neglected. The program is a vital link in the detection and prevention of child abuse. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 4, 2009 5:00 am
A Business Plan Competition Like No Other
Houston has been the site of many types of competitions over the years,
but few if any can claim to be unique. Rod Rice reports on a competition
that is the only one of its kind in the country and perhaps the world.
May 4, 2009 4:22 am
Monday AM May 4th, 2009
Almost two-thirds of oil and gas executives surveyed by KPMG's global energy institute say that energy independence will not be attainable until at least 2030. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 1, 2009 11:38 pm
Swine Flu Coverage: Too Much or Not Enough?
For most of this week, the Swine Flu has dominated both the national and local media. Is it getting too much attention or is all the coverage justified? At a news conference today, Houston Congressman Al Green said one thing he doesn't want is for people to panic. Bill Stamps has more.
May 1, 2009 9:50 pm
Swine Flu Clinics
The number of people showing up at health clinics is steadily increasing as more and more cases of swine flu are reported, but most of the people with symptoms don't have the flu. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 1, 2009 9:43 pm
Friday PM May 1st, 2009
Reliant Energy closes sale of its retail power business to NRG Energy...Continental Airlines cuts back on Mexico flights because of H-1-N-1 virus outbreak...Asian-American College and Career Day set for Saturday morning at Sharpstown High School...
May 1, 2009 9:38 pm
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Reopens
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands is finally reopening this weekend, after spending eight months and nearly ten million dollars repairing damage caused by Hurricane Ike. Jim Bell reports.
May 1, 2009 1:18 am
Friday AM May 1st, 2009
Bankruptcy doesn't mean Chrysler is shutting down. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 1, 2009 12:54 am
Judge Sets Houston Man Set Free After 22 Years in Prison
In 1987, Gary Richard of Houston was sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping and rape. A recent review of the case showed the Houston Police Department's lab analysis was faulty. As a result, Richard was set free today until prosecutors decide if they'll retry the case. Bill Stamps the story.
April 30, 2009 9:23 pm
Thursday PM April 30th, 2009
Chrysler’s bankruptcy will temporarily halt vehicle production…Continental reports dwindling passenger load to Mexico in wake of swine flu outbreaks…GHP Chairman Jeff Moseley details Partnership’s position on comprehensive immigration reform at Washington hearing…
April 30, 2009 9:11 pm
Thursday AM April 29th, 2009
Texas remains the nation's leader in wind power projects. The American Wind Energy Association says continuing this pace of investment and job creation depends on adoption of the national renewable energy standard. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 30, 2009 8:59 pm
Municipal Court Amnesty
The City of Houston Municipal Court will conduct another of its periodic
"amnesty" periods for two weeks starting tomorrow. It's a chance for people
to clear up their "unfinished business" with the city's traffic courts. Jim Bell reports.
April 30, 2009 8:23 pm
Swine Flu Hits HISD
The Houston Independent School District has closed three schools after one confirmed case and two suspected cases of swine flu were reported on the campuses. Harvard and Lyons Elementary and Hamilton Middle school are closed until further notice on the recommendation of the City of Houston Health Department. Laurie Johnson reports.