April 7, 2009 10:25 pm
Proposed Security Restrictions Could Make Private Jets Less Attractive
A controversial proposal by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration could change the way business jets and other larger, privately owned aircraft operate in Houston. It's called the large aircraft security program and would add a thick layer of security that hasn't been seen before in general, non-commercial aviation.
April 7, 2009 9:02 pm
Watch Out for Whooping Cranes
The drought in Texas has had a devastating effect on Whooping
Cranes wintering along the Gulf Coast.
The lack of rain has meant fewer blue crabs, the primary food
source for wintering whoopers.
Almost eight-percent of the flock has died and many may not be
healthy enough to make the spring migration to Canada.
Rod Rice report that Texas Parks and Wildlife is looking for help
in following the migrating flock.
April 7, 2009 8:48 pm
Are You Ready for Some Baseball?
The 2009 Baseball season is officially underway for the Houston Astros.
After more than five months without any baseball, most fans were pumped up and ready to get things started. As Bill Stamps reports, the Astros didn't exactly get off to the start everyone had hoped.
April 7, 2009 9:00 am
Tuesday AM April 7th, 2009
A Consumer Reports investigation finds that some health insurance is so riddled with loopholes, limits and exclusions that it doesn't adequately cover many common conditions. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 6, 2009 10:11 pm
Can AT&T and union Reach an Agreement?
AT&T and unions for its landline workers are working past a strike deadline trying to reach agreement on a new contract. Union contracts expired over the weekend, but the employees continued working under their old contracts.
April 6, 2009 9:35 pm
Bellaire Police Officer Indicted in Tolan Shooting
A Bellaire police officer will go to trial over a new year's eve shooting.
A Harris County grand jury indicted Sgt. Jeffrey cotton for shooting Bellaire resident Robert Tolan.
Cotton is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 6, 2009 9:15 pm
Monday PM April 6th, 2009
ExxonMobil plans no staff or investment cuts…Halliburton moving out of downtown Houston…Negotiations continue between AT&T and CWA…
April 6, 2009 11:00 am
Renewable Energy, Good For Homeowners, Good For Houston
A local energy entrepreneur is concerned that Houston could become Detroit and that energy costs could be the next "sub-prime" crisis. Rod Rice reports.
April 6, 2009 5:08 am
Proposed Health Insurance Labels Could Make Buying Easier
What if comparing health insurance policies was as easy as comparing soup can labels at the grocery store? A group of Texas doctors and at least two state lawmakers want to make that a reality, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. Jack Williams reports.
April 6, 2009 4:49 am
Monday AM April 6, 2009
Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger talked about the next thirty years of the Chinese-American relationship. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 3, 2009 10:16 pm
Uncle Sam Reimburses Houston for Caring for its own Citizens
The Federal Emergency Management Agency awards the city of Houston nearly 1.8-million dollars for work related to Hurricane Ike last September. Because expenses were for emergency protective measures, FEMA reimbursed the total cost. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 3, 2009 9:56 pm
Child Abuse Raid Still a Mystery a Year Later
A year ago today, Texas officials launched one of the largest child abuse investigations in American history. As Nathan Bernier reports, the custody battle is over, but questions over what to do next still linger.
April 3, 2009 9:23 pm
Invasion of the Crazy Ants
Houston is the epicenter for a growing danger to the entire state.
A foreign intruder camps out here, lurking in your back yard or inside your walls.
It's the Rasberry Crazy Ant — and it's considered one of the fastest-spreading natural threats this state has seen. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 3, 2009 8:54 pm
Friday PM April 3rd, 2009
Unemployment rate jumps to 8.5 per cent…ISM measure of services sector strength shrinks for sixth straight month…Hearst asks newspapers to cut costs 20 per cent this year…
April 3, 2009 8:48 pm
Spanish Tall Ship Visits Galveston
One of the largest and most famous tall sailing ships in the world is in
Galveston this weekend, for what officials are calling a goodwill visit with
an old friend. Jim Bell reports.
April 3, 2009 10:00 am
Friday AM April 3rd, 2009
A Greater Houston Partnership delegation plans to visit several European cities this summer to identify key trade and investment opportunities. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 2, 2009 10:24 pm
HISD Begins Search for New Leader
The Houston Independent School Board has hired a national firm to begin searching for a new superintendent. The firm has been instructed to find the best candidates in the country. Bill Stamps has more.
April 2, 2009 9:40 pm
Houston Still Waits Until Last Minute
It was close, but San Francisco bumps Houston as the top tax procrastinating city. The list is determined by the number of tax returns filed online to the number-one rated tax software company. It finds that filers no longer panic when doing their taxes because of the help that's available to them. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 2, 2009 9:27 pm
Thursday PM April 2nd, 2009
G-20 summit agrees to give $1 trillion to IMF and World Bank…State budget architects depending on steady revenue estimate…ConocoPhillips expects damage from lower oil and natural gas prices and worldwide marketing margins…
April 2, 2009 5:00 am
Thursday AM April 2nd, 2009
A Hispanic business luncheon offers opportunities to network with leading Houston corporations and emerging businesses. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 1, 2009 10:40 pm
Cyber Safety for Children's Sake
Attorney General Greg Abbott joins with the Texas Cable
Association to launch a statewide education campaign to protect Texas children from internet predators. The announcement comes on the heels of a series of arrests of convicted sexual offenders who used the internet in violation of their parole. Pat Hernandez has the story.
April 1, 2009 10:10 pm
UH Offers Free Online Masters Program
Math and science teachers could get a free ride through graduate school thanks to a new program at the University of Houston. iSMART program will fund masters degrees for 100 teachers. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 1, 2009 9:31 pm
Wednesday PM April 1st, 2009
Challenger, Gray & Christmas notes fewer planned job cut announcements last month…Scott & White Healthcare to merge with King's Daughters Hospital…Houston apartment market sees rising rental rates even as occupancy declines…
April 1, 2009 12:00 am
Wednesday AM April 1st, 2009
AOL's consumer advisor has been writing online articles about job searches and marketing yourself. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 31, 2009 10:55 pm
Ike Damaged Library Re-Opens
They got their library back. Six months after Hurricane Ike left it in ruins, students at Valley West Elementary in southwest Houston celebrate the grand opening of their library. The restoration was made possible with the help of a company that prides itself in helping the community. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 31, 2009 10:04 pm
WrestleMania Tackles Literacy in Houston
World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to Houston this weekend. The three day event could bring in millions and the city of Houston may be a big winner as well.
Bill Stamps explains.
March 31, 2009 8:55 pm
Tuesday PM March 31st, 2009
Obama arrives in London for G20 summit...New GM CEO warns of further layoffs…EPA says air around 62 schools in 22 states--including Texas--will be tested for contaminants…
March 31, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM March 31st, 2009
Four Rice University researchers have examined the economic, environmental and reliability aspects of expanding power systems. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 30, 2009 9:58 pm
Lessons Learned From Ike
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the county learned from Hurricane Ike and will be better prepared for the next big storm. Emmett was responding to a final report issued by an independent firm specializing in disasters. Bill Stamps has more.
March 30, 2009 9:01 pm
Computer Virus WARNING
Some internet security experts say it is no April Fool's joke. No one knows for sure what will happen on Wednesday when as many as 15 million computers infected by the Conficker Virus stand by for new instructions from the worm's creators. One expert says it's better to be safe than sorry. Pat Hernandez has more.