February 27, 2012 6:19 pm
HISD Online Survey Asks Whether Consolidating Schedules Is A Good Idea
The Houston Independent School District is asking parents and students what they think about a potential change to the schedule. The district has posted an online survey to find out if consolidating start and end times makes sense, or if it would be too disruptive.
February 27, 2012 5:15 pm
The Domino Effect Of Gas Prices
Average retail gasoline prices in Houston have risen more than 7¢ a gallon in the past week, for an average of $3.53 for regular unleaded. This compares with the national average of $3.64.
February 27, 2012 2:54 pm
New Option For Mentally Incompetent Stuck In Legal Limbo
A state judge says Texas must do something about some of the mentally ill inmates languishing in county jails. The inmates in question are so sick they can't go to trial until they are stable enough to understand the judicial process. In Harris County, officials will open a new psychiatric unit this week to treat those patients.
February 27, 2012 11:30 am
Why Are Gas Prices So High? Speculating About Oil Speculation
If you've filled up lately, we don't need to tell you gas prices are up. But how much of it can be blamed on oil speculators — those big investors who've been accused of manipulating the price of oil just to make a profit? Our StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been looking into what the government is trying to do about them.
February 27, 2012 10:00 am
Knowing The Value Of Water
Despite a wet winter, Texas is far from being drought-free. In fact, water waste is a huge issue with leaking and broken pipes, or excessive watering. One environmental attorney thinks we'd be better off if we had more of a conservation mind set.
February 27, 2012 8:43 am
Houston Included In Program To Help Future Home Buyers
Houston will be one of the first cities to be part of a new program that will help first time and other home buyers who have had a hard time purchasing homes in the tight credit market.
February 26, 2012 12:05 pm
Tech and UH Qualify for Tier-One Prize Money
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in a recent letter, announced that Texas Tech University and the University of Houston are the first institutions eligible for money from the state's tier-one award fund.
February 25, 2012 1:02 pm
Perry Surgeon Has Been Critic of Texas Health Policies
The doctor performing Gov. Rick Perry's clavicle surgery on Friday happens to be the president of the Texas Medical Association — and a vocal critic of some of the governor's women's health policies.
February 24, 2012 10:21 pm
Trail Riders Make Their Way To Houston
Traffic was slow on several streets north of downtown today. But it wasn't the usual congestion, it was all the horses and buggies coming into town as part of the annual Livestock and Rodeo Trail Rides.
February 24, 2012 9:34 pm
BARC Hopes Lower Prices Will Increase Adoptions
There's no more room at the city's animal shelter and BARC officials hope a cut in adoption prices this weekend will help alleviate the overcrowding.
February 24, 2012 9:16 pm
Landowners Win Water
A decade-long case settles the question of whether Texas landowners own the groundwater under their property.
February 24, 2012 7:21 pm
Stanford Could Take The Stand Next Week
The trial of former Houston financier R. Allen Stanford is close to wrapping up for the week. Today, the judge in the case set the groundwork for the possibility of Stanford taking the stand in his own defense next week. Andrew Schneider reports from the federal courthouse downtown.
February 24, 2012 6:45 pm
Grace Period Ending For Outstanding Warrants
The clock is ticking on outstanding warrants here in the Houston area as local law enforcement agencies gear-up for the "Great Texas Warrant Round-Up" starting tomorrow.
February 24, 2012 5:28 pm
Judge Denies Motion For Mistrial Over Cross-Examination Of Witness
The judge in the trial of former Texas financier R. Allen Stanford has denied a motion for a mistrial in the case. Andrew Schneider has the latest from the Federal Courthouse downtown.
February 24, 2012 4:28 pm
Texas Argues Birth Control Mandate Violates First Amendment Rights
Texas is joining other states in the legal challenge to an Obama administration birth control mandate.
February 24, 2012 3:04 pm
R. Allen Stanford Trial, 2/24/2012
February 24, 2012 11:25 am
Bauer Business Focus: Leonard Cherry
Houston-based Cherry was founded 60 years ago as a house-moving company. Over the years, it's become one of the nation's leading demolition companies, as well as a pioneer in the recycling of construction waste. Second-generation CEO Leonard Cherry joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus.
February 24, 2012 9:18 am
Defense Expert Witness: No Fraud in Stanford Int'l Bank's Annual Reports
The defense team for R. Allen Stanford continued examining expert witnesses on Thursday. The Houston financier's Ponzi scheme trial is now in its second month.
February 24, 2012 3:33 am
Two Fuel Tanks Continue To Burn In Texas City
After an explosion near the Port of Galveston, two fuel tanks are burning.
February 23, 2012 10:40 pm
BBQ Cook Off Starts Rodeo Season
It's the unofficial start of the rodeo season. Over 400 cooking teams have pulled out their culinary tools to compete in the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's Bar-B-Que Contest.
February 23, 2012 9:51 pm
Afternoon Stanford Trial Update
More defense testimony today from auditors in the trial of former Texas financier R. Allen Stanford. Andrew Schneider has an update from the federal courthouse downtown.
February 23, 2012 9:26 pm
HISD Dedicates New Frost Elementary
HISD dedicates the new Frost Elementary campus a magnet school with the theme of space and science.
February 23, 2012 8:53 pm
Redistricting: Are You Really Registered to Vote?
The fight over Texas redistricting is holding up more than just the primary election. It's also the reason voters haven't received their voter registration cards in the mail.
February 23, 2012 8:35 pm
Drought Monitor: Houston Doing Better
More good news here in the Houston area when it comes to drought recovery. The U.S. Drought Monitor map now shows only 13 percent of Texas in "exceptional" drought, down from 20 percent just last week.
February 23, 2012 5:33 pm
Midday Stanford Trial Update
Defense's examination of CPA Morris Hollander resumes in the R. Allen Stanford trial. Andrew Schneider reports from the Houston federal courthouse.
February 23, 2012 4:58 pm
Republican Senate Candidates Debate On Gay Rights
Six of the ten Texas Republican Senate candidates took part in a debate in Dallas last night. The conversation included exchanges over gay rights.
February 23, 2012 3:23 pm
R. Allen Stanford Trial, 2/23/2012
February 23, 2012 3:22 pm
More Texas Children Living In High Poverty Areas
The number of kids living in high poverty areas has jumped over the past decade. Texas had the 4th highest increase among the 50 states.
February 23, 2012 9:58 am
Stanford's Cold Cuts Trial Short For Second Day In A Row
The trial of Houston financier R. Allen Stanford adjourned early for the second day in a row.
February 22, 2012 10:24 pm
Workers Put Seats In New Soccer Stadium
The Houston Dynamo is coming off a spectacular season that saw the team play in the MLS Cup — the league's equivalent of the Super Bowl. This year there's even more excitement as the team will be playing in a new $95 million stadium.