February 8, 2012 3:26 pm
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February 8, 2012 11:25 am
At first glance it looks like good news. Carbon emissions in the U.S. have been on the decline in recent years. Texas, the country's biggest CO2 polluter has started turning away from coal as a source of electricity. But that doesn’t mean the coal is staying in the ground. For the StateImpact Texas project, Mose Buchele reports on the growing export of U.S. coal and how it’s affecting one small Texas town.
February 8, 2012 10:00 am
R. Allen Stanford's defense team is continuing efforts to discredit James Davis, former chief financial officer for Stanford Financial Group. Davis is the star government witness against Stanford in the Houston financier's Ponzi scheme trial.
February 8, 2012 12:29 am
The lead attorney for R. Allen Stanford is continuing to cross-examine the government's star witness in the Houston financier's Ponzi scheme trial. James Davis, the former chief financial officer for Stanford's companies, is testifying against Stanford under a plea agreement.
February 7, 2012 9:37 pm
Houston looks like the landing spot for the NBA All-Star game next year. The league's commissioner and Houston Mayor Annise Parker are expected to make that announcement tomorrow at Toyota Center.
February 7, 2012 9:36 pm
The Department of State Health Services says it's now ready to start enforcing the sonogram law for abortion providers.
February 7, 2012 9:12 pm
The City of Houston is once again the top purchaser of green energy among local governments in the United States. Houston also ranks in the top ten renewable energy consumers in both the public and private sectors.
February 7, 2012 8:33 pm
Houston's East End is busy transforming itself into a more accessible and livable area. Hot on its heels is the Washington Avenue Corridor near downtown. Local planners hope to have a design in place by September and they want to hear what you think it should look like.
February 7, 2012 7:24 pm
February 7, 2012 10:01 am
James Davis is preparing to take the stand for a fourth day in the Ponzi scheme trial of Houston financier R. Allen Stanford. The former chief financial officer for Stanford Financial Group and Stanford International Bank is now undergoing cross-examination.
February 7, 2012 2:36 am
Tomorrow, Houston Mayor Annise Parker will get a report from a council created task force on how to tackle the rising pension obligations. Parker has a lot of juggling to do, as she tries to protect the city's credit rating and minimize cuts to city services and workers.
February 6, 2012 9:16 pm
Houston's East End is undergoing a transformation. The new Dynamo Stadium and Light Rail line are changing the way the neighborhood will function and the area's management district is changing the way the area looks.
February 6, 2012 8:58 pm
Governor Rick Perry is taking a slow and cautious step back into the spotlight. The governor will speak at a Republican fundraising dinner in Round Rock this evening. It's his first public appearance since he suspended his presidential campaign 2 1/2 weeks ago.
February 6, 2012 6:37 pm
James Davis is back on the witness stand for a third day in the Ponzi scheme trial of his ex-boss R. Allen Stanford. The former chief financial officer for Stanford's companies is testifying against Stanford under a plea agreement.
February 6, 2012 3:23 pm
February 6, 2012 11:26 am
We all know about the boom in oil and gas drilling. It's been great for the Texas economy. But it's coming at a price. A disturbing number of the people who do the dirty work are getting injured, or worse. Our StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling has been investigating this.
February 6, 2012 10:25 am
Thousands of people are processed through the City of Houston jail system every year for public intoxication. But the city is taking steps to divert those people away from jail cells to a sobering center where they could receive social services.
February 6, 2012 10:00 am
Back in 2008, Houston was recycling about 17 percent of its waste compared to 69 percent for New York. However things are turning around, thanks to a 5 year free pilot recycling program that involves large green bins.
February 6, 2012 8:26 am
The first charter flight to Cuba took off from Bush Intercontinental Airport last Thursday, carrying 80 passengers. Relaxed travel rules went into effect last year, and Houston is one of a handful of authorized departure cities to Havana.
February 5, 2012 1:14 pm
The new president of the University of Houston-Victoria on whether the institution will remain in the UH System, its plans to play a major role in the state's higher education landscape and its response to Texas' workforce needs.
February 4, 2012 1:57 pm
Unlike other Gulf states, Texas beaches did not get soaked with oil after the BP spill two years ago. Nonetheless, $100 million — and possibly far more, depending on the courts and Congress — is about to start flowing to Texas from BP for coastal restoration
February 4, 2012 12:30 am
There is a lot at stake in the delay in the final makeup of the redistricting lines in Texas. Besides fielding candidates, holding the conventions on the scheduled dates could be difficult at best.
February 3, 2012 8:48 pm
The Super Bowl on Sunday means one of the most active weekends of the year when it comes to sports gambling. It's also a potentially bad weekend for compulsive gamblers here in Houston who can't control how much they wager.
February 3, 2012 8:26 pm
This week, a national survey of home prices showed November sales prices were down in 19 of the 20 cities surveyed. The Case-Shiller index does not include Houston, where prices have remained relatively stable, compared to the cities in the survey. There are a number of reasons why Houston home prices don't reflect what's happening in much of the rest of the nation.
February 3, 2012 8:14 pm
The City of Galveston is building a $4 million water line that they hope will supply the island even during times of storms and natural disasters.
February 3, 2012 7:34 pm
More testimony was given today from the government's star witness in its case against R. Allen Stanford. Former CFO James Davis again painted a picture of the inner workings of Stanford Financial. Andrew Schneider has an update from the federal court downtown.
February 3, 2012 4:17 pm
Houston repair shop owners gathered at city hall to oppose an ordinance under consideration that would regulate the auto repair shop and collision shop industry. The city says it's meant to protect consumers. Repairers say the new rules would complicate operations.
February 3, 2012 3:24 pm
February 3, 2012 11:24 am
Alistair Burt is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the United Kingdom's Foreign and Commonwealth Office. His responsibilities include British policy on the Middle East and North Africa. Burt joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus to talk about British perspectives on the Arab Spring and energy security.
February 3, 2012 10:03 am
The government's star witness in the case against Houston financier R. Allen Stanford took the stand Thursday. James Davis was the chief financial officer for Stanford Financial Group.