October 19, 2011 2:27 am
Voters Remain Skeptical About City's Drainage Fund
Nearly a year after the proposition was passed — Houstonians are still evenly split on the city's drainage fund. The KUHF-KHOU 11 News poll shows the same voters who opposed it before still aren't convinced the city needs a $125-million fund for streets and drainage.
October 18, 2011 10:32 pm
Officials Look For Public Input On Flood-Prone Bayou
Officials are seeking input from residents on how to alleviate flooding in areas of north Houston. They're launching a new study of Halls Bayou and what can be done to keep water out of homes. They also want to know if those flood control projects can lead to new recreational opportunities in an upcoming public meeting.
October 18, 2011 10:04 pm
City To Remove Thousands Of Dead Trees
Local crews are busy cutting up dead trees and hauling off debris to large processing areas, similar to the process after Hurricane Ike. But these trees died from the drought, not a hurricane.
October 18, 2011 9:06 pm
Push Back From Baseball On Chewing Tobacco Ban
The World Series begins tonight in St. Louis. And while most fans will be keeping their eye on the ball, health officials will be tracking something else: How often the camera catches players chewing or spitting tobacco juice.
October 18, 2011 7:42 pm
Home Sales Still Hot In Houston
Another good month for home sales in Houston as the local market continues to pull out of the real estate downturn that hit the city over the last couple of years.
October 18, 2011 5:31 am
Houston Voters Less Optimistic About City's Future
City of Houston voters are skeptical about the direction the city is heading and the overall performance of city leaders. According to a new KUHF-KHOU 11 News poll of registered voters — people are losing trust in local government.
October 18, 2011 4:19 am
Drooping Sept. Auto Sales Blindside Houston Dealers
Houston auto dealers suffered an unexpected drop in sales for September compared to August.
October 17, 2011 10:32 pm
Adding Art To The Protest
The Occupy Wall Street protest is a month old, and the Houston movement is taking an artistic approach to get the word out now.
October 17, 2011 9:44 pm
Students Attend Anti-Bullying Conference
Sponsored by the Houston Anti Defamation League, "No place for Hate" is the youth summit today at the George R. Brown Convention Center. One highlight from the summit, a play that deals with the lives of a bully and a young girl he picks on.
October 17, 2011 8:17 pm
Meyerland Forum On School Funding, Lawsuit
The HISD board is expected to vote this Thursday on whether to join the latest lawsuit over the way the state funds k-12 education. The suit, filed a week ago in Travis County, claims the state has created an "arbitrary, irrational, and inequitable" funding system. Hundreds of school districts around the state are expected to eventually become part of the lawsuit. A forum will be held this evening in Meyerland to explain to parents and others what it's all about.
October 17, 2011 7:24 pm
Kinder Morgan Buys El Paso For $21 Billion
Houston's Kinder Morgan is purchasing cross-town rival El Paso Corporation in a deal worth approximately $38 billion. The combination will create the largest pipeline company in North America.
October 17, 2011 3:38 pm
Baytown Residents Give Input On New Mobility Plan
Baytown is gathering public input from residents on improving Baytown's infrastructure to take advantage of future economic growth. They also want to make it easier for residents to travel across town and access local businesses. The city is hoping to tie together patchwork development that's been in place for decades.
October 16, 2011 10:05 am
Online Classes Booming, But With Red Flags
As the popularity of online learning grows, public schools are grappling with how to most effectively integrate it into their classrooms — and some in the education community worry about the increasing influence of for-profit companies.
October 15, 2011 5:05 am
Waste Management Partners With Recycle Rewards
Houston-based Waste Management is launching a new partnership, with the aim of expanding its stake in the field of recycling.
October 14, 2011 11:22 pm
In State Leadership Changes, Timing is Everything
The easiest way to win an election is to have the votes. The next easiest way is to change the rules of the election. Some political folks, inside and outside the Texas Senate, are looking at the rules.
October 14, 2011 10:12 pm
Houston Will Increase Water Withdrawals From Lake Conroe
The City of Houston began drawing water from Lake Conroe in August. Now city officials say they need to take even more water. The city is trying to max out its yearly water allotment before 2011 ends.
October 14, 2011 10:05 pm
Comerica Bank: 50% Chance of Double-Dip Recession By December 2012
Comerica Bank is saying the U.S. economy may be on the edge of tipping back into recession.
October 14, 2011 9:19 pm
Houstonians On The New iPhone
Apple's newest iPhone is now on sale. In Japan, some people began camping out as early as Tuesday to be one of the first to buy it. At one local retail store, the campout began after midnight.
October 14, 2011 8:22 pm
Houston Airports Contributed $27.6B To Region's Economy In 2010
The Houston Airport System has released its latest study of the economic impact of air travel on the city.
October 14, 2011 6:35 pm
Houston Air Show This Weekend
The annual wings over Houston Airshow gets underway this weekend at Ellington Airport.
October 14, 2011 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: UK Consul General Andrew Millar
The United Kingdom's Consulate General in Houston oversees British trade and investment interests in six states across the South and Southwest. Andrew Millar, who took up the post of Consul General in mid-August, is an economist and energy security expert. Millar joins Andrew Schneider on this week's Bauer Business Focus.
October 13, 2011 9:23 pm
Houston Amber Alerts Declining
You pass them on the highway — the black dynamic message signs used to broadcast Amber Alerts and traffic information. But not everyone is happy with the way they're used.
October 13, 2011 8:10 pm
Harris County Adds Chinese Language To Voting Materials
New data from the Census Bureau shows Harris County needs to add the Chinese language to its voting and election materials. The county's Chinese population grew by 24 percent in the past decade.
October 13, 2011 5:53 pm
Animal Killings In Aldine Leave Investigators, Family Puzzled
A beloved horse and two dogs are dead at a Northeast Houston home and their owners and the police want to know why. Authorities and the family have no idea why someone would kill the animals.
October 13, 2011 3:45 pm
UH Awarded $3.1 Million From DOE
The University of Houston has been awarded $3.1 million by the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a low-cost superconducting wire. The wire could be used to power future wind turbines.
October 13, 2011 6:56 am
70 Million BlackBerry Subscribers Loss Of Service, Not Good For RIM
BlackBerry subscribers in Houston are still reeling from outages thanks to a network switch failure. The disruptions could do serious damage to Canadian manufacturer Research in Motion.
October 12, 2011 9:37 pm
Free Internet Monitoring Software For Parents
For parents worried about internet predators, want to know what their kids are viewing and chatting about online, the Harris County District Attorney's office has a new software program that keeps track of computer activities.
October 12, 2011 9:20 pm
HPD Makes Progress In Handling Evidence
Houston Mayor Annise Parker and Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland are touting a new international certification for the police department. The independent audit shows certain sections of HPD meet the highest qualification standards.
October 12, 2011 8:54 pm
Protest Over Jobs Bill Leads To Arrests
Several arrests downtown this afternoon after protestors took the streets to demonstrate against what they call a lack of progress on President Obama's jobs bill.
October 12, 2011 4:47 pm
Headline: Analyst: Perry Needs Clear Message On Economic Policy
Governor Rick Perry says he'll roll out his economic plan on Friday after last night's GOP debate in New Hampshire. The presidential hopeful wasn't the focal point of the debate, and one local analyst says Perry needs to sharpen his message if he wants to be a factor moving forward.