August 21, 2012 4:07 pm
Harris County Begins Aerial Mosquito Spraying
Two more people have died of West Nile Virus in the Houston area. That brings the human death count up to three people — with more than a dozen infections. Harris County officials have ordered aerial spraying for mosquitoes in the west and northwest parts of the county.
August 21, 2012 12:58 pm
Home Sales Hit Highest Level In Nearly A Year
The Houston Association of Realtors says the local housing market enjoyed its fourteenth-straight month of sales growth in July.
August 21, 2012 4:56 am
Houston Building Permits Up $1 Billion From July 2011
City of Houston building permits came to $4.2 billion for the twelve months ending in July.
August 20, 2012 5:32 pm
Donor Milk Bank Expands At Texas Children's Hospital
Mothers and doctors call it "liquid gold." Human breast milk has been shown to be healthier for babies than formula, and can even save lives. Texas Children's Hospital now operates its own milk bank, drawing on donations from nursing mothers in the Houston region.
August 20, 2012 5:09 pm
Some Community Members Question HISD Bond Proposal
Community members will gather tonight to discuss the proposed bond package Put forth by the Houston Independent School District.
August 20, 2012 4:26 pm
Magic Johnson-backed Partnership Buys Houston Pavilions
A partnership backed by basketball legend Earvin "Magic" Johnson has bought the mixed-use Houston Pavilions complex downtown for an undisclosed sum.
August 20, 2012 4:25 pm
Parents And Teachers Appeal To Houston Voters To Approve School Bond Issue
Parents and school officials are working to rally support for a bond issue that would raise funds to revamp some of Houston's crumbling high schools. Officials say the improvements are desperately needed, but it remains to be seen if voters are willing to pay more taxes.
August 20, 2012 3:41 pm
Roger Clemens Makes A Comeback With The Sugar Land Skeeters
Former Astro great and Houston resident Roger Clemens is making a one-game comeback with the Sugar Land Skeeters this weekend. His trip to the mound comes two months after he scored another legal victory in the courtroom.
August 20, 2012 1:24 pm
Plane Headed To IAH Hits Air Pocket Causing Passenger Injuries
Several passengers were injured on a flight that experienced turbulence this afternoon, before landing at George Bush Intercontinental Airport around 3 p.m.
August 20, 2012 6:30 am
Texas To Investigate Health Risk Of Living Near Drilling Sites
Dramatic increases in the amount of oil and gas being produced in Texas has brought with it an increase in air pollution. That could be a threat to people living near well sites. But there's conflicting information about the threat — and whether it's already meant higher cancer rates in some places. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling begins our story in North Texas.
August 20, 2012 5:30 am
New Online "Ozone Map" Will Help Houston Residents Reduce Lung Exposure
A new local website launches today, one that will allow people to track Houston's most notorious air pollutant, ozone, down to the neighborhood level. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel explains that the online ozone map will work much like a weather map.
August 20, 2012 5:15 am
Chilean Firefighters Come To Houston To Hone Their Craft
Firefighters around the world share a common bond — helping others. So it isn't a far jump to see firefighters from Chile come to train with the Houston Fire Department.
August 20, 2012 4:00 am
Companies Receiving Health Insurance Rebates Must Share With Employees
A newly effective provision of the Affordable Care Act will require many employers to share group health insurance premium rebates with employees who contributed to the plans.
August 19, 2012 7:53 am
Coastal Cabins Are Paradise For Permit Holders
Through a nearly 40-year-old program run by the Texas General Land Office, several people hold permits to use cabins on remote, state-owned islands near the Intracoastal Waterway. Permit holders love the isolation — and the fishing.
August 18, 2012 7:47 am
State-Run Women's Health Program Faces Questions
As state officials prepare to take full control of the once federally funded Texas Women's Health Program on Nov. 1, they're running into a series of unexpected challenges, from rule changes to questions about funding.
August 17, 2012 4:40 pm
This Summer's Houston Rental Market: Higher Rents, More Demand
Summer's typically a busy time for apartment rentals in Houston. But some Houston Realtors say this is one of their busiest. Rents are higher and units aren't staying on the market for long.
August 17, 2012 4:17 pm
Metro Board Okays Ballot Language For November Funding Vote
A ballot measure that would continue a Metro program that shares a portion of its sales tax revenue with smaller area cities has been given the green light by the transit agency's board.
August 17, 2012 3:28 pm
UH Students Get New Immigration Resource
The federal government now grants some undocumented immigrants — who were brought here as children — permits to stay in the country for up to two years without fear of deportation. But it's a complicated process and some legal experts are reaching out to immigrants to help them navigate the system.
August 17, 2012 2:22 pm
BVA Is Looking For Volunteers For Next Week
Galveston is the destination of choice this year for the Blinded Veterans Association, an organization of blinded veterans that helps other blinded veterans. It's the association's 67th convention next week and they're looking for some eager volunteers from Houston, Galveston and surrounding areas.
August 17, 2012 10:42 am
Houston Employers Add 3,800 Jobs In July
Houston area employers added nearly 4,000 jobs in July, according to the Texas Workforce Commission.
August 17, 2012 6:25 am
Bauer Business Focus: Shane McLaughlin
Shane McLaughlin joined CenterPoint Energy after earning his MBA from the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business in 2009. McLaughlin joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss his work on CenterPoint's new TrueCost portal for comparing electric plans.
August 17, 2012 4:54 am
IBM To Acquire Texas Memory Systems
IBM announced plans to acquire Texas Memory Systems, a West Houston-based manufacturer of data storage systems.
August 16, 2012 5:06 pm
UH Regents Approve $85 Million To Begin Construction Of New Football Stadium
The University of Houston will proceed with plans to build a new football stadium by the 2014 season. The Board of Regents just approved an $85 million dollar financing plan that will allow construction to begin as soon as January.
August 16, 2012 4:18 pm
Alief Teacher Busted For 53 pounds Of Marijuana Possession
A Houston area teacher won't be getting ready for school in a couple of weeks. She was arrested and jailed in Louisiana after authorities found 53 pounds of marijuana in the trunk of her car.
August 16, 2012 3:59 pm
West Nile Virus Linked To Future Health Problems Even For Healthy Adults
As the Dallas area sprays for mosquitoes for the first time in decades, health officials here in the Houston area say we've seen a sharp increase in mosquito samples that have tested positive for West Nile Virus. One local doctor says the virus could cause big problems long after an infection.
August 16, 2012 3:14 pm
METRO Board Reconsiders How To Share Revenues
METRO's board will vote tomorrow on whether to accept a newly negotiated proposal about how to use its general mobility fund. Board members voted last week on a proposal that heavily favored the City of Houston — but Harris County and smaller municipalities were unhappy with that deal.
August 16, 2012 6:25 am
KUHF Conversations: NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos
What are the biggest complaints among NPR listeners these days? How do you determine whether a story is biased? And what's the difference between being fair, and being balanced in one's reporting? Those are just some of the questions NPR's Ombudsman, Edward Schumacher-Matos, faces every day. He recently sat down with KUHF Morning Edition Host David Pitman to talk about his job.
August 16, 2012 4:52 am
Aon Hewitt: Outlook For Salary Increases "Bleak"
A survey by human resources firm Aon Hewitt forecasts marginal salary gains next year, both in Houston and around the country.
August 15, 2012 5:05 pm
Students Tells About The Dangers Of Texting And Driving
Texting and driving don't mix. A young college student is lucky to be alive after being involved in a vehicle accident while texting. He joined a wireless provider in announcing a nationwide campaign to urge people to make a lifelong commitment never to text while driving.
August 15, 2012 4:27 pm
New Statewide Legal Helpline For Sexual Assault Victims
Every hour in Texas a person is raped. Currently that means over 1.4 million women and nearly 400,000 men have been sexually assaulted. About 82% of those rapes however are unreported. For that silent number of victims who are looking for confidential help there's a new legal line to call.