July 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Helping Houston Seniors Prepare For Disaster
The Interfaith Ministries "Meals on Wheels" program is the main source of food for thousands of Houston seniors each day. But what if a major storm or hurricane hits, delivery could be impossible and some seniors could go hungry.
July 24, 2012 5:06 pm
Commissioners Court Wants To Keep Metro Funding In Place
Harris County Commissioners Court has passed a resolution calling on Metro to continue its General Mobility Plan, which provides a portion of sales tax revenues to local municipalities for transportation needs. Commissioners say funding levels need to stay as they are, so people in the outlying areas will get something in return for their tax dollars.
July 24, 2012 4:40 pm
Construction Slows In June, But Remains Strong
Houston construction activity slowed in June, but building permit values for the year to date remain higher than for the same period in 2011.
July 24, 2012 3:19 pm
Bush Intercontinental Gets New Speedy PreCheck Lane
Bush Intercontinental Airport has added its name to the growing list of airports with the new TSA's "precheck" program. For regular fliers it means shoes stay on, laptops remain in the bag and a speedy pass through security.
July 24, 2012 6:30 am
'Like Working In A Refinery': Fracking's New Chemical Hazards For Workers
Thousands of oil-field workers in Texas may be at risk from what they're breathing at drilling sites. Here's what StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling found in south Texas, one of the busiest places in the nation for oil and gas production.
July 24, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Former Solicitor General Ted Cruz
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 Solicitor General Ted Cruz on his views.
July 24, 2012 5:00 am
Interior Dept. Announces Oil & Gas Lease Sale For Western Gulf
The Department of the Interior will offer more than twenty million acres off the Texas coast for oil and gas exploration in a lease sale. It will be the first offshore sale under the Obama administration's new five-year leasing program for the Outer Continental Shelf.
July 23, 2012 7:53 pm
Sally Ride, First U.S. Woman In Space, Dies At 61
Sally Ride, the first female astronaut in the U.S. space program, has died from pancreatic cancer. She was 61.
July 23, 2012 5:23 pm
Lucas's Eagle Ford Holdings May Hold Quadruple The Oil Previously Thought
Houston-based Lucas Energy announced an internal review has revealed its properties in the Eagle Ford shale may hold nearly four times as much potential oil as believed.
July 23, 2012 4:46 pm
First Time Federal Hate Crime Law Used In Houston Conviction
Under the federal hate crime law, three men are convicted for the brutal beating of a black man at a downtown Houston bus stop. They are the first in Houston to be tried under the law.
July 23, 2012 4:28 pm
FDA Approves HIV Prevention Drug
Today the FDA approved the drug Truvada to be used for the prevention of HIV. At first glance this appears to be a milestone, but those who work with HIV and AIDS patients aren't exactly celebrating.
July 23, 2012 3:18 pm
Penn State Alumna Says NCAA Sanctions Premature
In the wake of this morning's unprecedented sanctions against Penn State University's football program — Houston-area alums are regrouping in support of their alma mater.
July 23, 2012 2:19 pm
NRG, GenOn Announce Merger
Reliant parent NRG Energy and Houston-based GenOn Energy have officially announced a merger to create the largest competitive power generation company in the U.S.
July 23, 2012 10:42 am
Halliburton Reports Flat Second Quarter
Halliburton says net income was flat in the second quarter as an increase in international drilling was balanced by a slowdown in North America.
July 23, 2012 10:14 am
Fuel Efficiency Low-Interest Loans For Truckers
Truck drivers who operate out of the Port of Houston are getting help in upgrading to cleaner vehicles. Along with improving Houston's air, the program is also helping transportation companies do business more efficiently.
July 23, 2012 6:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst
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 Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst on his views.
July 23, 2012 5:24 am
"Early Voting" For Run-Off Starts Today
Early voting for next Tuesday's run-off elections is underway this morning, with the high profile Senate race the marquee contest on both the Democratic and Republican ballots. Here's what you need to know about voting early.
July 23, 2012 5:00 am
The Check's in the Mail? Not for Much Longer.
Just over seven months remain before the Treasury Department phases out the use of checks for Social Security payments. Those still getting a monthly check have until March 1 to choose an option for electronic payment.
July 22, 2012 5:51 pm
Houston Observes Ramadan
Houston is three days into Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting. It's an important event for a city whose Muslim population is double the national average. But what is Ramadan and how is Houston observing it?
July 22, 2012 7:01 am
Video: Houston's Annise Parker on The Colbert Report
In case you missed it, Houston Mayor Annise Parker stopped by Comedy Central's The Colbert Report on Wednesday night to talk about the secret to the city's strong economy.
July 21, 2012 7:43 am
Roller Derby Is Hot In Houston
Roller derby is a 77-year old amateur sport that has been through several boom and bust cycles. It's been booming ever since a rebirth in Austin in 2000. And now it's being played by over 135 all-female leagues. Houston alone has six teams.
July 20, 2012 5:46 pm
Harris County Education Officials File Lawsuit Over Botched Election
The Harris County Department of Education has learned that the election it held on May 29 has been botched. The department has now filed suit to have the results thrown out.
July 20, 2012 5:26 pm
Hobby Airport Ramp Repaired Early And Under Budget
Renovations to the departures-entrance ramp at Hobby Airport are completed. They were finished under budget and in less time than anticipated. The renovations are a small part of a multi-million dollar modernization of Hobby.
July 20, 2012 4:35 pm
Local Sheriff Says Citizens Can Help Prevent Tragedies
Local law enforcement is aware that similar acts of violence — like the the deadly shootings which took place in Aurora, Colorado — can just as easily take place here in Houston. Local law enforcers say prevention is the key. But how?
July 20, 2012 3:29 pm
Texas Slow To Review Health Insurance Rate Hikes
To make insurance more affordable, the federal health law requires every state to conduct a special review whenever a health insurer wants to raise premiums more than 10 percent. The Texas insurance department hasn't completed a reviews of any of the nine qualifying rate increases. So the companies' rate increases have taken effect.
July 20, 2012 3:27 pm
Sugar Land Looking To Increase Police Cameras, Reaction Mixed
Sugar Land may soon have more cameras on its roads. These cameras will be used to read license plates in hopes to combat crimes.
July 20, 2012 1:33 pm
Houston Unemployment Rises To 7.5%
The latest statistics from the Texas Workforce Commission show a bump up in Houston’s jobless numbers in June.
July 20, 2012 12:50 pm
Part Of Highway I-10 Shuts Down For Weekend
Houston drivers need to brace for a major freeway shutdown this weekend.
July 20, 2012 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Diane Schenke
The East End is on the verge of one of the biggest commercial and housing booms in its history. Diane Schenke is president of the Greater East End Management District. She joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to discuss the outlook for the neighborhood.
July 20, 2012 4:55 am
AG Abbott Announces $14M Restitution Fund for US Fidelis Victims
A federal bankruptcy court has ordered the creation of a $14 million restitution fund for fraud victims of auto service contract marketer US Fidelis.