April 25, 2012 5:31 pm
Why Ron Paul's Not Dropping Out Of GOP Race
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is coming to Houston this week. The Lake Jackson congressman is expanding his town hall tour, even as it becomes more and more evident that Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. A local political analyst says Paul has one reason for staying in the race through next month's Texas primary — influence.
April 25, 2012 11:25 am
Orphans of the Oil Fields: The Cost of Abandoned Wells
They are the orphans of the oil fields: wells that have been abandoned by their owners. There are thousands in Texas and some could be a danger to the environment. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling looks at how this legacy is also costing the state — and the industry — millions of dollars to clean-up.
April 25, 2012 10:00 am
Western Australia Beats Gulf to Claim Best Paid Oil & Gas Jobs
Houston-based Swift Worldwide Resources has released its first annual list of the ten highest-paying contract positions in the oil and gas industry.
April 25, 2012 12:14 am
Latest Plan To Save The Astrodome
Harris County Commissioners are presented with yet another plan for the Astrodome. The idea by a Houston architect involves reducing the height and volume of the dome.
April 24, 2012 8:54 pm
Dynamo & BBVA Score With Community
This week workers are putting the finishing touches on the new home of the Houston Dynamo. The $95 million BBVA Compass stadium sits just a few blocks from the Astros home, Minute Maid Park. The new stadium is a little different than the others because of how close it is to residential neighborhoods in the East End. Officials are taking extra steps to keep those neighbors happy.
April 24, 2012 7:39 pm
Update On First Arrest In Connection To BP Oil Spill
A Katy man has been arrested after the Justice Department filed the first criminal charges in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.
April 24, 2012 7:08 pm
The Job Prospects For College Grads In Houston
College graduates are facing one of the weakest job markets in more than a decade. A review of government data finds that, nationally, more than half of those who recently earned a bachelor's degree are either out of work, or underemployed.
April 24, 2012 4:14 pm
Comerica Index: Texas Economy Grew in February
Comerica Bank's Texas Economic Activity Index for February hit its highest level since October 2008.
April 24, 2012 11:25 am
KUHF Conversations: Stephen Klineberg On Houston's Attitude Toward Income Inequality and Government Help vs. Cutting The Deficit
One of the more notable findings of this year's Houston Area Survey is the significant increase in the percentage of people who agree with the suggestion that the government should help narrow the income gap between the rich and poor. But, at the same time, people are sharply divided between the need for government programs, and the need to reduce the federal debt. Rice University sociology professor and Kinder Institute for Urban Research Stephen Klineberg and KUHF's David Pitman continue their conversation on this year's survey results.
April 24, 2012 10:30 am
District Clerk Reports To Jury Service
The Harris County District Clerk is responsible for sending thousands of notices to appear for jury duty. Yesterday, Chris Daniel responded to his own summons, and talked about changes made to jury service.
April 24, 2012 9:52 am
Clock Ticking on $2B Sales Tax Refund for Oil Companies
A recent court ruling against the State Comptroller's office has opened the door to a multibillion dollar sales tax refund for oil and gas companies. But companies will need to act fast to have any chance of collecting.
April 23, 2012 10:14 pm
Mayor Parker Delivers For Meals On Wheels
Mayor Annise Parker spent her lunch hour hand-delivering hot meals in the Fifth Ward today, trying to draw attention to the problem of food insecurity among seniors.
April 23, 2012 9:40 pm
Houston's Best Schools Recognized
The Houston nonprofit group Children at Risk has released its annual list of top schools. Many of the schools named make the list every year, but there were some that were recognized for the first time.
April 23, 2012 9:14 pm
Houston Drivers Are Warned To Slow Down In Work Zones
It's National Work Zone Awareness Week, and Texas transportation officials are appealing to drivers to pay attention when they see workers on the highway. They say a plastic orange safety barrel is the only thing that stands between a work crew and an out-of-control vehicle.
April 23, 2012 8:19 pm
Weekend Brought A Rash Of Bank Robberies
There's been another bank robbery on Monday in Northeast Harris County after four robberies on Saturday. The Houston FBI says bank heists are up dramatically so far this year and authorities aren't sure why.
April 23, 2012 6:38 pm
Fewer Houstonians Striving To Own 'That House In The Suburbs'
The idea of having a house in the suburbs is rapidly losing its luster among folks in Houston. This year's Houston Area Survey finds a significant increase in the number of people who are sick and tired of burning up their precious money and time on the road.
April 23, 2012 5:43 pm
Update: Bond denied for Texas nurse accused in baby theft
A judge has denied bond for a nurse accused of fatally shooting a young mother to kidnap her newborn son.
April 23, 2012 3:24 pm
Houston Gas Prices Peak And Drop
Average retail gasoline prices in Houston fall more than .04¢ per gallon the past week, for an average $3.81 cents. This compares with the national average of $3.85 cents a gallon.
April 23, 2012 11:21 am
KUHF Conversations: Stephen Klineberg On Houston's Generational Attitude Shift
After three decades of conducting the Houston Area Survey, Rice University sociology professor Stephen Klineberg says there's been a permanent attitude shift on some of the most contentious social issues of our time. In the first of a two-part series of conversations on this year's findings of the Houston Area Survey, Klineberg talks with David Pitman about how some attitudes have changed, while others remain the same.
April 23, 2012 10:49 am
A Growing Wealth Of Craft Beer For Houston
You might have started seeing some peculiar names in the fridge of your local grocery store lately. Names like Rodeo Clown, Sympathy for the Lager, Blonde Bombshell and Hell Fighter. This is the new world of Houston’s craft beer scene something that is exploding right now.
April 23, 2012 10:28 am
Auto Auction Advice For The Non-dealer
For the last few months, new car sales have been on the rise. And that has led to more used cars coming onto the market. Despite the greater supply, used car prices are not coming down. That might tempt some used car shoppers to try to get a good deal at an auto auction. But for most people — auctions are not the answer.
April 23, 2012 9:45 am
Ernst & Young Forecasts $120 per Barrel Oil by Summer
Global oil supply may be outpacing demand, but Ernst & Young is projecting oil prices will remain high through June.
April 22, 2012 6:33 pm
A History Of The Texas Land Grab
In the final installment of a series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Mose Buchele of StateImpact Texas, in partnership with StateImpact Oklahoma, reports on what happens when laws favoring landowners come into conflict with pipeline companies granted the power to seize land.
April 22, 2012 2:14 pm
This Land Is Your Land, Now It's Our Land
In part three of a four-part series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Terrence Henry of StateImpact Texas, in partnership with StateImpact Oklahoma, reports on the fight over property rights, which has spurred some Texas landowners to take the company building the pipeline to court.
April 21, 2012 3:00 pm
Keystone XL Pipeline: Will Canadian Crude Make it Leak?
This is the second of a four-part collaborative series by StateImpact Texas and Oklahoma on the economic and environmental impact of the Keystone XL pipeline. It would run right through Texas and Oklahoma. Our StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling dissects for us one of its critics' biggest concerns: that the pipeline has a unique risk for rupturing.
April 21, 2012 2:19 pm
Cushing, Oklahoma: From Breakneck To Bottleneck
In part one of a four-part series on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, Logan Layden of StateImpact Oklahoma, in partnership with StateImpact Texas, reports from the tip of the pipeline’s southern leg, where tens of millions of barrels of oil are waiting to make their way to Texas refineries.
April 21, 2012 12:10 am
2 Years After BP's Big Spill
It's two years to the day since an explosion rocked the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico. For StateImpact Texas, Terrence Henry looks at lessons learned and how the Gulf Coast has recovered.
April 20, 2012 11:23 pm
This Year's iFest Salutes Argentina
Argentina gets the spotlight at the Houston International Festival, underway over the next two weekends in downtown Houston. Organizers use The event to entertain, educate and solidify business relationships with countries being honored.
April 20, 2012 10:43 pm
Houston Janitors Want a Fair Wage
Some of Houston's most profitable companies are being asked to share some of their success with the workers who clean their buildings. Janitors with the Service Employees International Union will start negotiations on a new deal next week as their current contract is set to expire next month.
April 20, 2012 9:22 pm
Houston Leads Texas Again in Year-over-Year Job Creation
For the second month in a row, the Greater Houston area led all other Texas metro areas in twelve-month job creation. That’s according to data just released by the Texas Workforce Commission.