April 19, 2012 10:43 pm
HPD needs help in catching serial robber
Houston Police Detectives are on the hunt for a man believed responsible for at least a dozen robberies at check-cashing businesses and insurance offices the past two years. Authorities say the suspect likes to hit businesses where young women are working. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 19, 2012 10:30 pm
MADD and Underage Drinking
Mothers Against Drunk Driving in Texas hopes Houston parents will take a few moments this weekend to talk to their teens about underage drinking. Laurie Johnson explains.
April 19, 2012 10:00 pm
Dow to Build New Ethylene Plant in Freeport
Dow Chemical has announced the construction of a new ethylene production facility at its plant in Freeport.
April 19, 2012 9:40 pm
New Fuel Efficiency Standards Could Mean Big Savings for Texas Drivers
Even though Texas drivers are paying more at the pump, a new survey says they can save lots of money in the future under new fuel efficiency standards.
April 19, 2012 9:30 pm
HISD To Make More Cuts
HISD has a new budget proposal on the table and it doesn't include changing school hours as had been previously discussed.
April 19, 2012 11:08 am
Job Prospects for New College Grads Looking Up
In KUHF Business News, the prospects for entry-level job candidates are improving along with the economy. But while this year's crop of college graduates should fare slightly better than last year's, they’ll still face stiff competition. Andrew Schneider has this morning's business report.
April 19, 2012 10:07 am
A new report suggests there's a real correlation between zoning laws and the access to a high quality public school education.
April 18, 2012 10:45 pm
EPA to regulate air pollution from gas drilling
The Environmental Protection Agency announced new rules to control air pollution from natural gas wells, including wells that have been fracked. KUHF Health and Science reporter Carrie Feibel has the details.
April 18, 2012 10:30 pm
Discovery Green Turns Four
A few years ago no one knew for sure if a park in downtown Houston would work, but as Discovery Green celebrates its four year anniversary this month, just about everyone agrees it has been a resounding success. Bill Stamps looks at what the park has meant to the rest of downtown.
April 18, 2012 9:33 pm
Still waiting on a decision to expand Hobby Airport
Despite getting a recommendation from the City Aviation Director, Mayor Annise Parker says a decision will not be rushed on whether to expand Hobby Airport and allow Southwest Airlines to begin international flights. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 18, 2012 10:00 am
Cheniere Energy to Build US' Largest LNG Export Terminal
In KUHF Business News, Houston-based Cheniere Energy has received government approval to build a facility that will make it the first large-scale natural gas exporter in the US. Andrew Schneider has this morning's business report.
April 17, 2012 10:27 pm
Pink Slime disclosure could have long term effect on beef industry
The social media hysteria centered on so-called "pink slime" led to its removal almost entirely from the marketplace. A renowned beef expert says it could affect the price of beef and how the population is fed. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 17, 2012 9:30 pm
Houston Home Sales Up 8% Over Past Year
The Houston real estate sales rose for a tenth consecutive month in March, with homes selling quickly enough to keep housing inventory at its lowest level in more than three years.
April 17, 2012 9:30 pm
HISD: Some Vocational Classes Cut, Others Improved
Twenty years ago, when high school students needed to call their parents from school, they had to go to a pay phone. So many things have changed over the years. Now, even vocational classes like home economics or auto shop have changed. Some classes are being improved while others are being eliminated all together.
April 17, 2012 10:00 am
Oil & Gas Wages Climb 3% in 2011
In KUHF Business News, average wages for oil and gas professionals rose 3% in 2011 compared to 2010. That's according to a study by Houston-based industry research firm Rigzone. Andrew Schneider has this morning's business report.
April 16, 2012 10:34 pm
Legacy of Bush Sr to Live On
Houston Christian High School honored former president George HW Bush and wife Barbara Bush by naming a new campus center for them. Pat Hernandez has more.
April 16, 2012 10:25 pm
Gas prices are down slightly in Houston but analysts say it remains to be seen where they'll go next. Gail Delaughter reports.
April 16, 2012 10:10 pm
Supreme Court Denies Skilling Appeal
The Supreme Court has rejected another appeal from Jeffrey Skilling, the ex-CEO of disgraced Houston energy giant Enron. Andrew Schneider has more.
April 16, 2012 10:00 pm
KUHF Conversations: Representative Gene Green
Gene Green's Congressional District takes in industrial engines that drive much of the Houston economy, from oil refineries to the Port of Houston. Congressman Green spent the last two weeks meeting with constituents.
April 16, 2012 9:26 pm
Officials Call Anti-Drug Smuggling Operation a Major Success
Harris County Sherriff Adrian Garcia says an operation aimed at cutting off local drug smuggling routes has resulted in 100 arrests and the confiscation of drugs and weapons. Garcia says the operation will make drug smugglers think twice about how and where they try to move drugs throughout the county. Bill Stamps has more.
April 16, 2012 11:00 am
Stopping Child Abuse Before it Starts
April is National Child Abuse Prevention month — but how do you prevent child abuse from happening? One local agency has a simple suggestion to address the issue before it ever develops.
April 16, 2012 10:20 am
Local Program Making A Difference With Children
The United Way is celebrating the 10th anniversary of a program it believes is changing lives. The Bright Beginnings early education program focuses on providing the right learning environment for infants to children five years of age. Some experts in the field believe the program should be a model for others to emulate.
April 16, 2012 9:28 am
Preparations for All-Energy Tradeshow Ahead of Schedule
Work is moving ahead on the first annual Total Energy USA tradeshow. The trade conference here in Houston will feature all aspects of the energy industry, from petrochemicals to renewable energy.
April 15, 2012 12:46 pm
Report: Youths Wield Control At State's Largest Lockup
A report from the independent ombudsman's office raises concerns about a small group of youths who purchase control of weaker youths using drugs, cigarettes and money at the Giddings State School. Texas Juvenile Justice Department Administrators say the take the report seriously and taking action.
April 14, 2012 12:37 pm
Medical Board Adopts Controversial Stem Cell Rules
The Texas Medical Board has approved controversial new rules on the adult stem cells, sparking worries that Texans could pay tens of thousands of dollars for injections that have not yet been proven safe or effective.
April 13, 2012 10:00 pm
Private Donations To Fund Reforesting Of Memorial Park
Mayor Annise Parker joined the Houston Parks director and numerous park boards to announce a plan to rebuild memorial park, after the drought killed thousands of trees and altered the canopy.
April 13, 2012 9:43 pm
There Will Never Be Another Hurricane Irene
A hurricane that slammed the Eastern Seaboard last year has joined 75 other big storm names that have now been retired. There will never be another Hurricane Irene.
April 13, 2012 9:04 pm
Road Closures This Weekend On Houston Highways
Drivers headed downtown this weekend will have to make plans to get around a major freeway closure.
April 13, 2012 8:30 pm
New Natural Gas Pipeline Will Link Denver to Texas Panhandle
Three energy companies have announced plans to build a pipeline that would transport natural gas from Colorado to the Texas Panhandle.
April 13, 2012 11:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Janet Meade
Next Tuesday, April 17, is the deadline for filing federal tax returns. Janet Meade teaches accountancy and taxation at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business. She joins Andrew Schneider for this week's Bauer Business Focus to talk about changes to tax reporting, as well as the prospects for tax reform.