July 9, 2008 8:00 pm
Gas Prices Hit Charities Hard
Local charities are forced to curtail their services and with fewer volunteers as they cope with the rise in fuel prices. A local banking institution offers relief and challenges other corporations to step up to help. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 9, 2008 6:35 pm
Old Fire Station Gets New Life
Fire Station 27 in Houston's Denver Harbor neighborhood has new life thanks
to a unique project soon to be underway.
July 9, 2008 4:51 pm
First Graders Say 'Yeah' About Healthy Living
The Oliver Foundation wants kids to make healthy
choices for life. Rod Rice reports the
foundation's Teen Advisory Board delivered that
message to about 600 first graders today.
July 9, 2008 4:04 pm
Planning Houston's Future Online
If you're wondering how decisions are made for the city of Houston — you can now explore Houston's general plan online. As Laurie Johnson reports, the city launched a new website that aggregates the various plans and regulations.
July 9, 2008 3:00 am
Wednesday July 9th, 2008
One of the biggest changes in television history is about to take place. Television stations will cease broadcasting analog signals — converting completely to digital transmission. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 8, 2008 5:06 pm
New Health Care Advocacy Group Launches Campaign
Some grassroots organizations want to make sure health care is not lost in the national debate leading up to the presidential election. ACORN and unions are some of those participating in a 40 million dollar health care campaign. Capella Tucker reports.
July 8, 2008 4:38 pm
The Next Generation of Conservationists
During the summer many teens just want to hit the beach, or maybe take on summer job. But for the next few weeks some Houston teens will spend their vacation working on outdoor conservation projects. Laurie Johnson has the story.
July 8, 2008 3:58 pm
HPL Promotes Literacy With Summer Reading Program
The Houston Public Library has kicked off its annual Summer Reading Program, to give children and adults a constructive way to spend their time during their summer vacations. Jim Bell reports.
July 8, 2008 3:00 am
Tuesday July 8th, 2008
With gasoline prices in the four dollar range, commuting habits are changing. That's according to a Robert Half International survey. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 7, 2008 6:54 pm
New Program for Homeless Veterans
New hope for Houston military verterans down on their luck. The Michael E. DeBakey V.A Medical Center opens a new residence for homeless veterans. The program provides an opportunity for vets to return to indepedent community living. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 7, 2008 5:51 pm
Rent Check Crime Ring Busted
Three men are in jail for running an organized crime ring to steal rent checks and money orders.
The men would take the money orders out of apartment drop boxes and then wash and cash them. Laurie Johnson has more.
July 7, 2008 4:52 pm
Houston Grand Opera Gets Hearst Grant
People in charge at Houston Grand Opera say a $250 thousand dollar grant from the
William Randolph Hearst Foundation will be put to good uses, in HGO's public outreach
programs for students and teachers. Jim Bell reports.
July 7, 2008 4:20 pm
Fruitful Fourth For Galveston
It seems a lot of people decided to spend the holiday
weekend close to home.
Rod Rice reports that business was good on the island.
July 7, 2008 4:00 pm
Alvin Company Produces Hybrid Rice Seed For Gulf Coast Farmers
The Alvin-based hybrid rice seed company RiceTek recently invited farmers to a "field day" to showcase their latest varieties. Ed Mayberry has the report.
July 7, 2008 4:00 am
Higher Gas Prices Force Changes
A new poll shows a majority of Texans may not take a summer vacation this year because
gas is so expensive. A Political Science professor of note says that's just one of the changes
higher gas prices are forcing on all of us. Jim Bell has more.
July 7, 2008 12:33 am
Monday July 7th, 2008
According to the American Petroleum Institute, the United States needs a balanced energy policy that promotes conservation. The oil industry's national trade association is calling on Congress to expand access for domestic drilling. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 4, 2008 4:00 am
Friday July 4th, 2008
Unemployment numbers rise to highest level since March…Supply managers blame rising oil prices for sharp fall of new orders…Treasury Secretary expects continued slow economy…
July 4, 2008 3:00 am
“Average American” Poses One Question to Country’s Leaders
While most of us celebrate July fourth with a day off, eating hot dogs and celebrating with fireworks, one woman takes her patriotism a bit more seriously. She embarked on a journey seeking the answer to one question.
July 3, 2008 5:31 pm
WWII Veteran Recognized for Outstanding Service
It's been 63 years since WWII, but just this week one Houston Veteran was recognized for his combat service.
The 86-year-old vet flew more than 20 combat missions over Japan. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 3, 2008 4:58 pm
Refuse to Blow? Cops Say They’ll Draw Blood Instead
Intoxicated drivers who refuse to take breath tests or field sobriety tests this weekend could find themselves giving impromptu blood samples. Dubbed a "no-refusal weekend", law enforcement in Harris, Galveston, and Brazoria counties will use a variety of legal resources to prove their cases against drunk drivers. Jack Williams reports.
July 3, 2008 4:26 pm
Thursday PM July 3rd, 2008
French judge orders Continental Airlines to stand trial for Concorde crash…American Airlines faces further job cuts…Action Rags USA owner charged with hiring illegal immigrants…
July 3, 2008 4:00 pm
Area Teachers Head to Space Camp
Seven area teachers will find out what it's like
training to be an astronaut.
Rod Rice reports they are part of the Boeing
Educators to Space Camp Program.
July 3, 2008 4:00 am
Thursday AM July 3rd, 2008
Report says housing recession and record oil prices prompt increase in firings…President Bush blames Congress for stalling offshore oil drilling…Continental Airlines pilots align with United pilots…
July 2, 2008 5:06 pm
Wednesday PM July 2nd, 2008
Supreme Court denies request to stop BP’s criminal conduct plea agreement from 2005 Texas City explosion…American Airlines could cut 900 flight attendant jobs…World Petroleum Congress told renewable energy is only part of solution…
July 2, 2008 4:52 pm
Get More Sun
If you're an average American adult, or child, there's a good chance you're not getting enough vitamin D. Research shows fifty to sixty percent of Americans are vitamin D deficient. Laurie Johnson has more.
July 2, 2008 4:21 pm
Texas School Kids Fail Statewide Fitness Test
Texas kids are out of shape. And The older they get, the worse they become. That is according to the first statewide physical fitness test of public schoolchildren. Pat Hernandez tells us the findings are evidence that more physical exercise in schools is in order.
July 2, 2008 3:52 pm
New Ft. Bend/TMC Park & Ride
Fort Bend County moves to reduce highway congestion
and help residents facing high fuel costs.
Rod Rice reports the county will start running
Park-and-Ride routes to the Texas Medical Center.
July 2, 2008 4:00 am
Wednesday AM July 2nd, 2008
Poll indicates dramatic change in views on energy and environment…Automakers protest increased mileage requirements from government…Hackers broke into 7-Eleven ATMs, according to court filings…
July 1, 2008 6:39 pm
Houston Leads in Wind Energy Use
As of today, the city of Houston now uses wind energy for twenty-five percent of its energy consumption. That means the city is the largest municipal consumer of wind energy in the nation. Laurie Johnson has more.
July 1, 2008 5:47 pm
Fort Bend Growth Means New Zip Codes
The cities of Baytown, Richmond, and Sugar Land activate new zip codes. The U.S. Postal Service
says it ensures efficient mail delivery for nearly fifty-thousand residents and businesses. Pat Hernandez explains.