July 31, 2012 6:25 am
Texas PUC Waits For Power Companies That Dare Raise Prices
Starting tomorrow, the state-regulated maximum price for wholesale electricity takes a big jump. The "peak price" as it's called can be hit on very hot days when demand for power surges. But as StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found, there's controversy over whether those higher costs can be passed on to consumers.
July 31, 2012 5:23 am
Bottleneck In US Pipeline Network Driving Up Cost Of Crude Imports
A new report on the oil and gas sector by professional services firm Ernst & Young shows the U.S. pipeline network is increasingly out of sync with crude supplies.
July 30, 2012 5:19 pm
Congressmembers Discuss Texas Voting Law
This election season, both parties are gearing up for a big fight both locally and nationally. Here in Houston, Democrats held a congressional hearing on voting rights and what they feel is an effort to suppress the vote.
July 30, 2012 4:54 pm
Metro Opens New HOT Lane For Southwest Houston Commuters
Solo drivers willing to pay a toll now have access to the Southwest Freeway HOV lane. Officials have opened Metro's newest HOT lane, which gives commuters a new way to avoid freeway slowdowns.
July 30, 2012 4:13 pm
Meningitis Vaccine Costs Rise For Texas College Students
Most college students in Texas must get the meningitis vaccine before enrolling in classes. But what many of them may not know is the cost of that vaccine is much higher than last year.
July 30, 2012 3:58 pm
Judge To Rule On County Lawsuit Over Electoral Boundaries
One Harris County official calls the problem a real mess. The federal court hearing will determine whether a lawsuit filed by the Harris County Department of Education over two may primary races will proceed. The hearing involves outdated boundaries used in a recent election.
July 30, 2012 3:54 pm
Phone Bank And Ad Wars Heat Up On Final Full Day Before GOP Senate Runoff Election
The two GOP candidates in the race for the Senate nomination are keeping a fairly low profile on the last full day of the campaign — ahead of tomorrow's runoff election. But the phone banks and the ad wars will stay busy from now through tomorrow evening.
July 30, 2012 12:46 pm
Campaign Finance Investigation Gives Texas Low Score
The Texas primary season finally comes to an end tomorrow with runoff elections in a handful of races. And as always – money played a large role in deciding the winners. Money that flows through a system that get low marks from the State Integrity Investigation. The study looked at several aspects of state government across the country – giving each a grade on how well state law prevents corruption.
July 30, 2012 5:30 am
Local Organization Helps Ivy League Dreams Come True
The dream of an Ivy League or top-tier college education might seem out of reach for some low-income, high-performing students here in Houston, but one fledgling, volunteer-based organization is helping make some of those dreams come true. One man and a group of volunteers are building what they hope will be a way for many more top students to head off to elite schools.
July 30, 2012 5:13 am
City Of Houston Releases Shooting Survival Video
In the wake of last week's shootings in Colorado, the City of Houston has released a six minute video instructing the public how to survive a similar mass shooting event.
July 30, 2012 4:52 am
Approval Of Keystone XL's Southern Leg Will Aid Gulf Coast Refiners
Federal approval of the Keystone XL pipeline's southern leg will be a boon to local refineries.
July 29, 2012 8:33 am
Shakespeare Goes Texan
It's Houston vs. Galveston, so get ready to sport your t-shirts, hats, and flags — at the Shakespeare festival? The Houston Shakespeare festival kicks off this week at Miller Outdoor Theater, and the directors have found a way to make our Texas audience feel right at home.
July 29, 2012 7:28 am
State Tackles Concerns In Medicaid Dental System
State officials, dentists and other providers met Friday on how to treat orthodontic transfer patients, why some corporate clinics are allowed to use gift cards and pizza to lure new patients and other technicalities related to the transition to Medicaid managed care.
July 28, 2012 10:26 am
Severe Midwest Drought Affecting US Food Prices
The Agriculture Department is projecting an increase in food prices due to the drought that's affecting farmers across the country. That has some restaurant owners wondering whether to raise prices for consumers or to eat the cost themselves.
July 28, 2012 7:56 am
Dewhurst Drops Restraint Over Stints in Air Force, CIA
In the final weeks of the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst has turned to his time in the military and the CIA to draw a contrast between himself and former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz.
July 27, 2012 5:05 pm
UTMB Shedding 51 Positions, Adjusting To State And Federal Cuts
The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston is laying off 51 people but says the long-term plan is to grow the workforce.
July 27, 2012 3:57 pm
VIDEO: Girls Lift To Win At The Junior Olympic Games In Houston
Three teenage girls lift some heavy weights, and work towards breaking some records in their age group. The girls are part of the Cross Trainers team, based near Beaumont.
July 27, 2012 3:56 pm
Construction A Go For Southern Leg Of Keystone XL
TransCanada Corporation announced it has received the last of three key permits needed from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to build the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline.
July 27, 2012 1:04 pm
How Ted Cruz Won Tea Party Support, And Dewhurst Didn't
Some of the Tea Party's biggest names will be in the Woodlands this evening. Sarah Palin and Senator Jim DeMint are the headliners for a rally to support Ted Cruz. The former solicitor general faces Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst in Tuesday's runoff election for the GOP Senate nomination.
July 27, 2012 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bryant Price
With primary runoffs next week and the Republican Convention just a month away, Houston airwaves are already crammed with political ads. Bryant Price is president and CEO of Agama Advertising. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to discuss what the campaign season means for his industry and for Houston business.
July 27, 2012 4:56 am
IHS Study Finds Eagle Ford Drilling Results Superior To Bakken
A new study by economic research firm IHS finds the Eagle Ford Shale play in South Texas rivals the Bakken Shale as a contender for best tight oil play in the U.S.
July 26, 2012 6:44 pm
Metro Is Closer To Crafting Ballot Referendum
Metro board members submit various proposals on how to best use the agency's tax revenues. The ideas will now be studied and one will end up on the November ballot as a referendum.
July 26, 2012 6:33 pm
Civil Rights Group Sets Up Shop In Houston
A civil rights organization has opened a permanent office in Houston. This will be the fifth location for the nonprofit known as the Texas Civil Rights Project.
July 26, 2012 5:20 pm
Junior Olympics At The George R. Brown Convention Center
Today, we go to the George R. Brown Convention Center to see some kids with big dreams. Thousands of young athletes are representing themselves in the AAU Junior Olympics here in Houston.
July 26, 2012 4:35 pm
Waste Management Announces 700 Layoffs
Houston-based Waste Management announced it would lay off roughly 700 employees as part of an effort to restructure the company and cut costs.
July 26, 2012 1:36 pm
NASA Introduces Next ISS Astronauts
A replacement crew of astronauts for the International Space Station launch from Russia in October. A Soyuz Rocket will take the six for expeditions 33 and 34. They include Oleg Novitskiy, who's flying to ISS for the first time.
July 26, 2012 11:33 am
Integration Costs Hurting United Continental Earnings
The parent company of United Airlines said its second-quarter net income dropped 37% as it continued to hit obstacles in its integration of Continental.
July 26, 2012 6:25 am
KUHF Conversations: Former Educator Grady Yarbrough
Tuesday July 31st is the Texas primary runoff for both Democrats and Republicans vying for the vacated seat of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. KUHF's David Pitman spoke with former educator Grady Yarbrough on his views.
July 26, 2012 5:07 am
Parks Dept. Seeks Corporate Partners To Help Plug Revenue Gap
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is seeking official corporate partnerships for the first time as the agency continues to struggle with the effects of budget cuts, droughts, and wildfires.
July 25, 2012 5:24 pm
The Next Best Thing To The Olympics ... Junior Olympics
It's not the Olympics taking place in London, but for thousands of young athletes from all over the country, it's the next best thing. They're in town for the 2012 Junior Olympic Games.