May 20, 2013 4:10 pm
State Sen. Dan Patrick: 'The Era Of CSCOPE Lesson Plans Has Come To An End'
Over the last seven years, more than 800 school districts in Texas have turned to an online system for help with lesson plans. The program is called CSCOPE and was developed by the state. But its lesson plans have been controversial and subject to debate in the Texas Legislature. Now those lessons are over.
May 20, 2013 3:48 pm
Super Day In Houston? NFL Owners Set To Decide On 2017 Big Game
Tomorrow is a big day for Houston's Super Bowl prospects as NFL owners meet in Boston to vote on host cities for the 2016 and 2017 games. Houston's bid for Super Bowl 51 looks quite a bit different than it did when Houston hosted the big game in 2004.
May 20, 2013 12:53 pm
Big Buses Are Returning To Houston Streets
Metro hopes new, larger buses will help increase ridership in Houston.
May 20, 2013 6:34 am
Knowing Your Neighbor When Deadly Chemicals Are Next Door
When chemical fertilizer stored at a farm supply depot in the town of West exploded last month, it raised all sorts of questions about safety. Homes and a school that were within a quarter mile of the facility were heavily damaged. But it doesn't take a catastrophic explosion to put a community at risk — especially when chemicals are in the form of a gas.
May 20, 2013 6:01 am
Why Texas Makes Kindergarteners Take Standardized Tests
High stakes testing is a hot button issue in public education. State lawmakers are poised to scale back tests in high school. But some parents are worried about tests for younger kids — as young as kindergarten.
May 20, 2013 5:30 am
Friends Of The American Latino Museum Hold First Town Hall In Houston
The friends of the American Latino Museum chose Houston as the site of their first informational town hall. Over a hundred people gathered at Rice University to talk about the proposed plan to build a museum on the National Mall devoted to Latino history and culture. Brenda Salinas spoke to representatives from the group about the status of the project.
May 20, 2013 4:36 am
Jobs Outlook Improves For All But Youngest Vets
As Memorial Day 2013 approaches, the job market for post-9/11 veterans is showing unusual strength. But unemployment remains stubbornly high for the youngest veterans.
May 19, 2013 7:33 am
Texans Seek Bipartisanship in a Sharply Divided D.C.
U.S. Reps. Kevin Brady and Pete Gallego are from different political parties, but they are united in trying to bring a little bipartisanship to the Texas delegation. They have scheduled a breakfast next week to discuss ways to forge a common agenda for the state.
May 18, 2013 7:37 am
Infrastructure Constraints Loom as Texas Grows
Texas' drought and water-supply problems have captured headlines. But with the state's rapid population growth projected to continue, other infrastructure problems also loom, including clogged roads and a strained power grid.
May 17, 2013 5:38 pm
Another Ryan Joins The Houston Astros
The Houston Astros introduce Reid Ryan as president of business operations. He is the son of hall-of-fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.
May 17, 2013 4:13 pm
What's Inside The New Manual For Psychiatry?
Psychiatry will reach a historic milestone tomorrow, with the national release of a new diagnostic manual. It’s the most important book in the field of mental health, determining what types of mental illnesses get diagnosed and perhaps more importantly, whether and how insurance will reimburse for treatment of mental illness.
May 17, 2013 11:50 am
High School Students Compete In International Science Fair
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair is today in Phoenix, Arizona, hosting more than 1,600 high school students from around the world. There are participants from the Houston area.
May 17, 2013 11:41 am
Would You Pay A Toll to Get To The Beach Quicker?
Starting this weekend, beachgoers can use the Gulf Freeway HOV lane on their trip to Galveston. The lane is also open to single drivers willing to pay a toll.
May 17, 2013 10:54 am
What Sparked The Explosion In West Undetermined
State and federal officials investigating the explosion at West Fertilizer say the cause is undetermined. Fifteen died and much of a 37-block area was demolished.
May 17, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Comicpalooza Chairman John Simons
Comicpalooza returns to the George R. Brown Convention Center next weekend. This year’s guests include Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: The Next Generation and the X-Men films and Avery Brooks of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Comicpalooza chairman John Simons joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
May 17, 2013 4:32 am
New Apartment Construction Still Chasing Demand
The Houston Apartment Association held its annual conference and expo at Reliant Center on Thursday.
May 16, 2013 5:35 pm
Why The Sequester Could Be Bad For Johnson Space Center Employees
NASA's top executive says Houston's Johnson Space Center plays a critical role in the NASA budget proposed by President Barack Obama last month. During a visit to JSC on Thursday, NASA Administrator Charles Bolden also expressed concern about the effects the sequester could have on the space agency's goals and employment at the space center.
May 16, 2013 5:01 pm
Harris County Sues Houston Motel Known For Prostitution
A Houston motel nationally known for prostitution activity is the subject of a new lawsuit. Harris County alleges the motel is a criminal nuisance to the neighborhood.
May 16, 2013 4:51 pm
Rice University To Launch New Institute For Religious Tolerance
A Houston couple is giving Rice University nearly $30 milion dollars to start a new institute. It will work to promote religious tolerance.
May 16, 2013 3:57 pm
As Memorial Day Nears, Gas Prices Rise
As Memorial Day approaches, retail gasoline prices in Texas have risen a bit.
May 16, 2013 3:21 pm
Study Gives New Reasons Why Recess Helps Kids In School
Think back on recess in school and maybe you remember playing kickball or swinging on monkey bars. Besides fun and games, a new study shows recess can help students in other ways.
May 16, 2013 10:55 am
Blog: Tornados Move Through North Texas; Reported Deaths
May 16, 2013 6:30 am
Winding Down the War, Part IV: Six Deaths In Qalat
On April 6th, the provincial reconstruction team based in Qalat, Afghanistan suffered a devastating loss. Six team members were killed during a failed attempt to assassinate the governor of Zabul Province. KUHF's Andrew Schneider was the first reporter to meet with the team after the attack.
May 16, 2013 4:37 am
GHP Seeks To Head Off Labor Crunch
The Greater Houston Partnership has announced a new effort head off potential shortages of skilled labor that could limit the region's economic growth.
May 15, 2013 10:22 pm
Officials: 'Multiple fatalities' In Texas Tornado
GRANBURY, Texas (AP) — Officials report a tornado caused "multiple fatalities" as it tore through two neighborhoods of a North Texas town.
May 15, 2013 5:06 pm
Texas Sees Drop In Construction-Related Fatalities
Thousands of workers took time out from their jobs for an annual event designed to make things safer on construction sites. Safety briefings were held as a trade organization unveiled new figures showing a big drop in the number of workers killed or hurt on the job in Texas.
May 15, 2013 4:46 pm
The HMNS Soon-To-Be Open Ancient Egypt Exhibit Gets A New Addition
The Houston Museum of Natural Science has welcomed the newest addition to the hall of ancient Egypt. It's a giant sarcophagus, or coffin that served as the final resting place for a priest.
May 15, 2013 4:26 pm
Local Pastor Takes Lead In Effort To Educate Black Churches On HIV Awareness
As black America continues to make up a disproportionate part of new HIV infections, the NAACP has been trying to recruit church leaders to raise awareness of the issue. Here in the Houston area, one pastor has taken the lead on spreading the word.
May 15, 2013 3:52 pm
Houston Places More Chronically Homeless Into Permanent Housing
Houston leaders are working to get the city's more than 2,000 chronically homeless citizens into permanent housing.
May 15, 2013 3:40 pm
Here's Why Parking Signs Are Coming Down In Houston
You'll probably see a lot fewer parking signs in downtown Houston in about a year. Houston Mayor Annise Parker and the Downtown Management District say they'll get rid of a confusing mish-mash of signs and replace them with more streamlined, simplified parking signage.