October 25, 2008 12:00 am
Deer Hunting Season
This Saturday, November 1st, is a day hundreds of thousands of Texans live for. It's the first day of deer hunting season. Hunting wildlife is controversial, but as Jim Bell reports, proponents of hunting say it's vital to maintaining a stable wildlife population.
October 24, 2008 11:45 pm
Race for Harris County Judge Lives Up to Billing
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett has his hands full with David Mincberg, the man who wants to replace him. The Republican incumbent and Democratic challenger squared off in a televised debate. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 24, 2008 9:51 pm
Friday PM October 24th, 2008
OPEC to cut output by 1.5 million barrels a day as prices sag and demand weakens…Former Enron CEO Jeff Skilling transferred to Colorado prison…National Association of Realtors says sales of existing homes rose by largest amount in more than five years…
October 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Two Non Profits Unite to End Hunger
The Houston Food Bank and End Hunger Network are merging into one organization. The union means a greater capacity to serve the hungry in greater Houston and southeast Texas.
October 24, 2008 8:44 pm
Houston Area ACORN Speaks Out
The grass roots community group known as ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) has been under fire lately because of voter registration fraud, allegedly committed by some of its workers. Today Houston area ACORN members and local politicans gave their side of the story. Bill Stamps has reports.
October 23, 2008 10:29 pm
Politicians Address After Ike Concerns
Representatives from Congress, state and local officials all met at the George R. Brown Convention Center this morning to talk about relief efforts after Hurricane Ike. Bill Stamps has this report.
October 23, 2008 9:34 pm
Friday AM October 24th, 2008
With the fast pace of technology in the oil industry, an annual conference seeks to manage standards that the industry universally uses. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 23, 2008 9:00 pm
Thursday PM October 23rd, 2008
Greenspan says financial crisis will have “severe” effect on economy; crisis uncovered “flaw” in how free market system works…New claims for jobless benefits increase as companies cut jobs due to the slow economy…Sliding crude oil prices cause gasoline in Texas to drop about 30 cents this week…
October 23, 2008 8:33 pm
A New Generation Learns to Help Memorial Park
A day at the park is really a day at school for about
hundred students from Reagan High School. They were back at Memorial Park for the second phase
of a project to rid the underbrush of invasive plant species. Rod Rice reports.
October 22, 2008 10:38 pm
Surge in Early Voting Continues
Early voting numbers continue to be strong and Harris County Clerk Beverly Kaufman expects a new benchmark to be set when all is said and done. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 22, 2008 10:14 pm
Thursday AM October 23rd, 2008
The former governor of Florida sees the current economic climate as a period of dangerous transition, but full of enormous opportunities. Jeb Bush spoke to Comerica's annual Houston Business Forum, as Ed Mayberry reports.
October 22, 2008 9:54 pm
Wednesday PM October 22nd, 2008
International economic summit set in Washington for November 15th…Toyota to resume production at truck plant in San Antonio on November 10th…University of Houston’s C.T. Bauer College of Business convenes panel this evening to discuss the economic downturn…
October 22, 2008 9:47 pm
Getting Cell Phone Out of Prison
State Senator John Whitmire is vowing to crackdown on Texas prisons and the people who run them. Whitmire is leading the charge after receiving phone calls from a death row inmate who allegedly bribed a guard to smuggle in a phone. Bill Stamps has the latest.
October 22, 2008 9:23 pm
Council Delays Action
Houston councilmembers delayed most of the significant items on the council agenda this week. Red light camera penalties and public safety radio equipment were bumped back for votes at later dates. Laurie Johnson has more.
October 21, 2008 11:10 pm
Wednesday AM October 22nd, 2008
The arts organizations and audiences of Houston generate millions of dollars for the city. The Greater Houston Partnership plans an event showcasing how the local economy reaps the benefits of culture. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 21, 2008 11:00 pm
Battleship Texas Reunion
A group of men from all over the country held a reunion this past weekend, returning once again to the place that brings them all together — the Battleship Texas. These are men who served on the Texas during World War Two, and their numbers get smaller every year. Jim Bell reports.
October 21, 2008 10:34 pm
GOP Challenger Wants to Reclaim DeLay’s Old Seat
Re-election is no guarantee for incumbent lawmakers. In the congressional seat once held by Republican Tom Delay, Democrat Nick Lampson is fighting off a serious challenge from Pete Olson. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 21, 2008 9:51 pm
Tuesday PM October 21st, 2008
Houston homes sales fall 30.2 per cent in September…Hurricane Ike preliminary damages total $8.5 million in Harris County…AAA notes another three cents decline in gasoline costs…
October 21, 2008 9:31 pm
Initial Ike Damage assessment finished.
Harris County has completed its preliminary assessment of residential properties damaged by hurricane Ike. The number could effect how many families will get financial help from FEMA. Bill Stamps explains.
October 20, 2008 11:08 pm
Tuesday AM October 21st, 2008
The Texas Association of Builders is reminding those who are rebuilding or repairing their homes after Hurricane Ike to follow regulations to avoid future construction issues. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 20, 2008 10:46 pm
Monday PM October 20th, 2008
Circuit City may close 150 stores…White House open to idea of second economic stimulus package…Gasoline price averages fall more than a dime since Friday…
October 20, 2008 10:42 pm
Early Voting Sets Record Pace
Early voting began today in Texas and runs through October 31st. Local and state officials have predicted a heavy turnout. Rod Rice reports that beating long lines motivated a lot of people to cast their ballots at the first opportunity.
October 20, 2008 10:00 pm
Dressing For Success
This political season both Democrats and Republicans have talked a lot about change and helping those on the lower end of the ladder. Bill Stamps tells us about a business that’s been effectively helping the needy for years, and without a dime of taxpayer money.
October 20, 2008 8:59 pm
GRB Goes Green
Houston's Convention Center is going solar-powered.the pilot project will test the feasibility of using solar panels to power the city's largest buildings. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 20, 2008 5:01 am
Early Voting Numbers Expected to Rise
Early voting begins today in Texas and officials in Harris County predict an increase in ballots being cast before election day. One local expert says some voters might still find it difficult in making a decision that's right for them.
October 17, 2008 11:23 pm
Total Hurricane Destruction at Two State Parks
Hurricane Ike destroyed Galveston Island State Park. Texas Parks and Wildlife says it will likely be years before it reopens. Rod Rice reports.
October 17, 2008 10:43 pm
Monday AM October 20th, 2008
Former Enron Human Resources Executive Cindy Kay Olson has written her account of the fall of Enron. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 17, 2008 10:32 pm
Friday PM October 17th, 2008
Bush says taxpayers could benefit from economic measures...Reliant Energy asks PUC to allow creation of two new electric providers…Mervyns plans liquidation of remaining 149 stores…
October 17, 2008 10:15 pm
Sleeping with History
Before Hurricane Ike hit, some Houstonians made sure they secured their valuables. Some families have items that have been passed down for 50 or a hundred years.
Well some businesses had their own valuables to worry about. Things that have been around for perhaps millions of years. Bill Stamps tells us how area museum’s kept watch during Ike.
October 17, 2008 9:26 pm
Bush Signs Bill Authorizing Extra Shuttle Flight
President Bush has signed an authorization bill that will extend the life of the space shuttle by one flight, and speed development of the next generation of space ships that will take Americans back to the moon. Congress still has to approve funding for it though, as Jim Bell reports.