February 23, 2009 9:39 pm
Monday PM February 23rd, 2009
Feds consider option of government ownership of banks...French investment leader meets with Houston corporate leaders and government officials...National Association for Business Economics paints glum picture for this year...
February 23, 2009 8:34 pm
Off Loading a Grounded Tanker
The Coast Guard and others are working today to free a tanker that went aground off the Texas coast. Rod Rice reports.
February 23, 2009 2:55 am
Science and Video Games Collide
Rock music, hip hop and science aren't usually found together — especially in the classroom.
But one Rice University professor wants to change that by using video games like Guitar Hero and Dance Dance Revolution to teach science concepts to kids.
Laurie Johnson has the story.
February 20, 2009 11:23 pm
UH Coming Soon to Pearland
The city of Pearland has been in the news lately with the abduction of a woman at gunpoint. But while you normally don’t hear much about Pearland, it has quietly turned into one of the fastest growing cities in the state. And it will soon be the home of a University of Houston branch campus. Bill Stamps has details.
February 20, 2009 10:41 pm
Low Morale and Stress Get the Blame
Texas Senator John Cornyn visits a recruiting station from the U.S. Army Houston recruiting battalion. He wanted to meet with recruiters and hear about their experiences and any related concerns they might have. The visit comes after four Houston recruiters took their lives. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 20, 2009 10:22 pm
Monday AM February 23rd, 2009
There are some signs that can indicate you're targeted for a layoff, according to Robert Half International's OfficeTeam. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 20, 2009 10:16 pm
Friday PM February 20th, 2009
Authorities track investor funds entrusted to Stanford International Bank…Mayor Bill White attends U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C….Lee High School hosts first Alternative Energy Ideas Festival on Saturday…
February 20, 2009 9:47 pm
Free Legal Help This Weekend In San Leon
Free legal help is on the way for residents in San Leon in Galveston County this week. As Laurie Johnson reports, Hurricane Ike victims could use help negotiating through the legal red-tape created by the storm.
February 20, 2009 8:59 pm
Trees Move to Hermann Park
It's not often that we hear of people deciding to save trees rather than cut
them down, but that's what the Harris County Flood Control District is doing
with nearly a hundred trees along Brays Bayou. Jim Bell reports.
February 19, 2009 11:55 pm
Emmett Assesses State of County
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett delivers his state of the county address. It's his first since his election last November. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 19, 2009 10:57 pm
Friday AM February 20th, 2009
A former Google executive spoke in Houston last night about the future of social networking businesses. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 19, 2009 10:30 pm
Police Chief Talks About Officer Training
The mother of a Bellaire athlete shot by police questions whether police undergo enough training, especially psychological training to make sure they can handle themselves in stressful situations. Although that shooting wasn't a Houston case, HPD Chief Harold Hurtt addressed those concerns today. Bill Stamps has that story.
February 19, 2009 9:37 pm
A Crowded Mayoral Race Takes Off
It's election campaign season in Houston again.
Four people vying for the position of Houston mayor shared their ideas with members of the Urban
Land Institute in what will likely be the first of many forums and debates between now and November.
Laurie Johnson reports.
February 19, 2009 11:00 am
Thursday PM February 19th, 2009
Robert Stanford served civil legal papers in Virginia…BP agrees to almost $180 million pollution settlement…Enron story becomes play in Chichester, England, heading for London’s West End…
February 18, 2009 11:39 pm
Thursday AM February 19th, 2009
Microsoft has released a survey looking at the energy industry's use of collaboration technology. Ed Mayberry attended the Microsoft's sixth annual Global Energy Forum.
February 18, 2009 11:09 pm
Class Action Retaliation
A lawsuit is filed against a Houston-based investment firm that is charged with fraud by the securities and exchange commission. The suit is an effort to recover money from thousands of investors. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 18, 2009 10:51 pm
Wednesday PM February 18th, 2009
Caribbean and Latin American Stanford banks see run by depositors following SEC probe…Federal Reserve predicts economy will shrink and unemployment will rise…Houston Advanced Research Center creates collaborative research program promoting technology for low-impact oil and gas drilling…
February 18, 2009 10:20 pm
Bellaire Shooting Victim Speaks Out
Tuesday night he was on HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel". Today...a Bellaire athlete, who was shot by police in his own yard, talked to Houston media for the first time. Bill Stamps has the story.
February 18, 2009 10:09 pm
Houston Outgrows Its Government
The Houston City Council could grow by two members soon, but city officials want to delay redistricting until after the 2010 census.
As Laurie Johnson reports — although a lawsuit has been filed against the city for delaying on redistricting — councilmembers voted to hold off on drawing up new district lines.
February 18, 2009 9:18 pm
Shangri La Gardens Reopens
The popular Shangri La Botanical Gardens in Orange will reopen early next month, after finally repairing all the destruction caused by three hurricanes. Jim Bell reports.
February 17, 2009 10:55 pm
A Serious Kind of Trafficking
Human trafficking was relatively unknown just a few years ago. But it prompts a local non-profit to host a conference on this modern day form of slavery. Attendees listened to experts to find a better way to help victims and eliminate the problem. Pat Hernandez has the story.
February 17, 2009 10:24 pm
Wednesday AM February 18th, 2009
Text messaging is evolving into a content delivery system. Ed Mayberry reports that one entrepreneur thinks texting can be useful in the business world.
February 17, 2009 9:53 pm
HISD Saavedra Gives State of Schools Address
The annual State of the Schools address had a bit more intrigue this time around. HISD superintendent Abe Saavedra is retiring. Which means this could be his final address. Bill Stamps has more.
February 17, 2009 9:12 pm
Tuesday PM February 17th, 2009
SEC charges Stanford over high-interest rate CDs; Stanford’s Galleria offices closes doors as U.S. Marshalls guard computers and documents…Governor says Texas should be cautious about taking money from federal economic stimulus package…President Obama signs $787 billion bill…
February 17, 2009 8:19 pm
Food Bank Deals with Peanut Butter Recall
The peanut butter salmonella recall list seems to grow
longer each day. Removing peanut butter products from your pantry and shopping list is one thing, but as Rod Rice reports, it is quite another for a huge operation like the Houston Food Bank.
February 16, 2009 11:01 pm
Montessori Education in Houston
This week, President Obama will sign the much-anticipated new stimulus bill, which includes billions of dollars for education. For the group of Montessori educators who met in Houston this weekend, the changes may need to go deeper than dollars and cents. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
February 16, 2009 11:00 pm
Tuesday AM February 17th, 2009
A telemedicine health service provider has launched an offshore medical service to connect remote workers with live physicians. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 16, 2009 10:01 pm
The city of Houston Municipal Courts and the Houston Police will join neighboring agencies and participate in this year's Great Texas Warrant Roundup. Scofflaws are encouraged to resolve the matter and avoid being arrested at home, school or at work. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 16, 2009 9:35 pm
Monday PM February 16th, 2009
President Obama ready to sign $787 billion economic stimulus bill; automakers to submit restructuring plans…Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac suspend residential foreclosure sales of occupied homes through March 6th…Gasoline prices continue rise as crude oil prices drop…
February 16, 2009 8:59 pm
Stay Off, Stay Away, Stay Alive
Two weeks after an eleven-year-old girl was run over by a train in the Channelview area, safety officials are reaching out to the community to educate parents and children about the dangers of playing on train tracks. Laurie Johnson has more.