September 4, 2012 5:27 pm
Seeking Out 'No Shows' Back To School
It begins with a phone call. Volunteers are reaching out to students who have not returned to school this year. The annual outreach effort by HISD ends with volunteers paying a visit to the homes of students to encourage them to graduate.
September 4, 2012 5:04 pm
Houston Social Media Leaders Look At The Developing Scene
Recently Social Media Breakfast celebrated its five year anniversary. In more than 40 cities across the world, users meet up to talk social media strategy.
September 4, 2012 4:49 pm
Commuters Asked For Input On Katy Freeway Managed Lanes
Researchers at Texas A&M are seeking information from commuters who use the managed lanes on the Katy Freeway. Results from an online survey will be used to plan similar freeway projects around the state.
September 4, 2012 4:21 pm
Mayor Parker Promotes Houston At DNC
Houston Mayor Annise Parker is at the Democratic National Convention this week. Parker says while she is an official delegate — she's there to promote Houston.
September 4, 2012 1:56 pm
Puppy Mill Bill In Effect
A handful of Texas laws took effect Saturday. They range from new guidelines for childcare facilities, to new guidelines for bakers who work from home. One of the new guidelines has to do with puppy mills.
September 4, 2012 5:04 am
Cybercrooks Target Houston Small Businesses
Cyber criminals cost American companies billions of dollars each year. But it's not just multinationals with deep pockets at risk.
September 3, 2012 6:33 pm
Doctors Fear 'Gag Rule' Under New State Program For Women's Health
Texas officials are putting together a new health program for low-income women to get reproductive services, one that will exclude Planned Parenthood. But as the politically-charged program takes shape, doctor's groups say the new rules interfere with their first amendment rights.
September 3, 2012 12:11 pm
Coffee With A Side of Mission: Nonprofit Aims To End Human Trafficking
The numbers that make Houston one of the major hubs for human trafficking continue to grow, as do the number of local organizations fighting against it. The latest nonprofit to join this battle has decided to spread the word in an unusual way, through the use of coffee.
September 3, 2012 5:30 am
Walking Gets Risky For Teens
A new 15-year report shows the number of pedestrian accidents for teens is going up. Anecdotal evidence suggests the cause could be cell phones.
September 3, 2012 5:15 am
Hearing The Words From Houston Alzheimer's Patients
More than 5 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s, an incurable disease. That number is projected to triple by the year 2050. In Texas alone, 340,000 people have Alzheimer’s. But what does it mean to live with it?
September 3, 2012 4:48 am
With End of Summer, Workplace Turnover Expected To Speed Up
Labor Day kicks off what is typically a more volatile employment environment.
September 2, 2012 7:59 am
Space-Tech Cameras May Help Spot Wildfires
In the year since wildfires destroyed thousands of homes across Central Texas, officials have looked for ways to reduce the threat of fires. They've since found one, in technology developed not for fighting fires but for exploring outer space.
September 1, 2012 8:03 am
George P. Bush Pushing GOP's Hispanic Outreach
George P. Bush, nephew and grandson of two former presidents, is stepping up his efforts to drive more Hispanics into the Texas Republican Party.
August 31, 2012 4:44 pm
Labor Day Patrols Stepped Up To Combat DUI
Once again, law enforcement agencies are warning Texans about stepped-up enforcement on the roads during the holiday weekend.
August 31, 2012 4:18 pm
Texans Fan Dies In Escalator Accident At Reliant Stadium
Officials at Reliant Stadium are checking out the facility's escalators after a Texans fan fell to his death during last night's pre-season game. The death appears to be a tragic accident.
August 31, 2012 3:32 pm
Mosquito Control: Infected Insects Could Be On Decline
Harris County Mosquito Control officials say the rate of mosquitoes infected with the West Nile virus is starting to slow. That trend is expected to continue into September as the season for the virus begins to taper off.
August 31, 2012 2:12 pm
Texas Teens Get Online "Reality Check"
As many young people head into their final year of high school or college, the Texas Workforce Commission is offering an online "reality check."
August 31, 2012 7:18 am
Hurricane Isaac Live Blog
August 31, 2012 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Peter Han
Google is famous for stocking its offices with everything from foosball tables to bowling lanes. The company sees a strong link between playing and innovation. Peter Han, president of Play.Fully.Creative, believes all companies can benefit by encouraging their employees to play. Han joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus.
August 31, 2012 5:07 am
Parents More Likely To Purchase Child's First Car
A new survey conducted by AutoTrader.com revealed a dramatic increase in recent years in the number of parents purchasing their child's first car.
August 30, 2012 11:56 pm
Thursday Republican Convention Chat
A live chat with NPR journalists and experts, the latest news and more on Thursday's Republican Convention chat.
August 30, 2012 6:20 pm
Concern Increases With The Growing Number Of West Nile Virus Cases
As two more people are diagnosed with West Nile virus in Harris County, Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee held an emergency preparedness briefing on options for responding and managing the spread of the potentially fatal disease.
August 30, 2012 5:09 pm
Texas, 36 States Reach $181 Million Settlement With Janssen Pharmaceuticals
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, along with attorneys general from 36 other states, announced a $181 million dollar settlement with Janssen Pharmaceuticals. The settlement follows a four-year investigation of unlawful and deceptive marketing of antipsychotic drugs.
August 30, 2012 4:58 pm
Houston Utility Lineman Ready To Return The Favor In Louisiana
Linemen from Houston's CenterPoint Energy are on the way to Louisiana this afternoon to help restore power to several million people. The help is similar to what Houston got after Ike in 2008.
August 30, 2012 3:46 pm
Federal Court Ruled Against Texas Voter ID Law
Texas Governor Rick Perry says we can chalk up another victory to fraud after a federal court struck down a voter id law passed by lawmakers last year. The next stop is the Supreme Court as Texas tries to push through a controversial new voting law.
August 30, 2012 2:38 pm
NASA Veteran Remembers Neil Armstrong And Apollo Era
Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, will be laid to rest today during a private funeral service in Ohio. The astronaut was 82 when he died last Saturday after cardiovascular procedures. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel visited the Johnson Space Center and spoke with a long-time NASA engineer who helped Armstrong train for the Apollo missions.
August 30, 2012 5:00 am
Daikin Buys Goodman Global For $3.7 Billion
Japan's Daikin Industries has announced plans to buy Houston-based Goodman Global Group for $3.7 billion.
August 29, 2012 11:58 pm
Wednesday Republican Convention Chat
A live chat with NPR journalists and experts, the latest news and more on Wednesday's Republican Convention chat.
August 29, 2012 6:30 pm
Houston Taking Action Against Human Trafficking
Houston is a major hub for human trafficking in the United States. That's why Houston Mayor Annise Parker has put together an advisory committee to come up with recommendations on how to deal with the problem.
August 29, 2012 5:07 pm
Local Utility Ready To Assist Those Affected By Isaac
As Tropical Storm Isaac continues to move inland, it's leaving high water and massive power outages in its wake. Power crews from here in Houston are ready to hit the road to help Louisiana and other states restore electricity to areas that have been battered by the big storm.