September 11, 2013 4:21 pm
Groups Get Ready To Find Uninsured In Houston And Enroll Them in Obamacare Plans
The federal government is pouring more than $10 million dollars into the state of Texas to get uninsured people to participate in the affordable care act, also called Obamacare. Look at where the money went and how the grassroots effort will play out across Houston.
September 11, 2013 3:05 pm
Parents Call for Resignations in Spring ISD in Wake of Fatal Stabbing
The Spring community is still trying to recover from the stabbing attack last week that left one teenager dead and three others injured. This week, the Spring Independent School District is holding meetings for parents.
September 11, 2013 2:18 pm
Is There A Military Solution To Syria? Former U.S. Ambassador Says No
As President Obama continues to try to convince Congress and the nation that a military strike against Syria is necessary — a former United States ambassador to Syria says military action won't solve the problems in that country.
September 11, 2013 6:00 am
Looking at Evacuation Plans Five Years After Ike
As Hurricane Ike bore down on the region five years ago this week, many local residents wrestled with the question of whether to stay or leave. Ike hit the region only three years after Hurricane Rita, when thousands of people found themselves stranded in gridlock on local roadways. In the second of a four-part series on the fifth anniversary of Ike, KUHF's Gail Delaughter talked to local officials about the lessons they learned on getting people out of harm's way.
September 11, 2013 5:00 am
Saved by the (Southwestern) Bell: Telephone Museum Reopens
It's been a year since Houston's Telephone Museum lost its home in the Heights. AT&T has moved much of the collection to the company's regional headquarters in Bellaire. The exhibit is now once again open to the public.
September 10, 2013 10:20 pm
Nonprofit's Recycling Program Seeks To Keep Thousands Of Mattresses Out Of Landfills
A new program by a local non-profit not only turns old mattresses into something useful, it also gives a second chance to those who've made mistakes in their lives. And, the program may soon be part of the city's waste management service.
September 10, 2013 10:14 pm
Texas Jurors to Receive a Pay Increase
Jury service is now worth your while again. Jurors here and across Texas are now being paid $40 dollars a day, a third more than they have been receiving. Officials hope the pay restoration will increase the incentive to come to jury service.
September 10, 2013 4:32 pm
New Study: Secondary Students Learn More Math with Teach for America
For more than two decades, Teach for America has placed teachers in Houston schools. They're typically young college graduates and stay in the classroom for two years. But critics question if the Teach for America members are actually prepared. A new study may help settle that question.
September 10, 2013 4:23 pm
Downtown Houston Parking Gets Easier
New parking signs are popping up in downtown Houston starting this week. The area is already peppered with thousands of signs — but the new signs are intended to make parking simpler and easier to find.
September 10, 2013 4:00 pm
How President Obama Can Answer An Important Constitutional Question With Tonight's Speech On Syria
President Obama will make his case for what to do about Syria this evening. The President could put on hold plans for a military strike, after Russia proposed to secure Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons. David Pitman talked with a local political expert who expects tonight's speech to answer the fundamental question of whether the President needs Congress to be on board with taking military action abroad.
September 10, 2013 6:00 am
Back to Bolivar Five Years After Ike
Five years ago this week, parts of the Bolivar Peninsula, a small sliver of land that separates the Gulf of Mexico from Galveston Bay, were under 15 feet of water. The storm surge from Hurricane Ike nearly wiped-out the entire area. In the first of a four part series on the fifth Anniversary of Ike, KUHF's Jack Williams returned to the peninsula to find out how things have changed there.
September 10, 2013 5:00 am
Monthly Car Sales Downshift In August, But Pace Still Blistering
Houston area auto sales dropped back in August. That's following the strongest July sales in a dozen years.
September 9, 2013 5:21 pm
First Federally-Funded Anti-Smoking Campaign Encouraged Quitting, Study Shows
A bold campaign by the federal government to advertise the dangers of smoking appears to have paid off. A study reveals that the three-month national advertising campaign led 200,000 smokers to quit immediately.
September 9, 2013 4:56 pm
Officer Wins Another Discrimination Suit Against HPD
A federal jury awards a Houston police officer $150,000 after finding department commanders retaliated against him after he filed a discrimination lawsuit. It is the second time a federal jury ruled in his favor. The officer's attorney says it's time the HPD changes its practices.
September 9, 2013 4:33 pm
Ben Hall Goes After Mayor Parker On Houston's Crime Rates
The November election is less than two months away and Ben Hall's campaign to unseat Mayor Annise Parker is starting to gear up. Today the former city attorney issued a five-point plan to address crime.
September 9, 2013 4:24 pm
TxDOT Wants To Curb High Drunk Driving Rate Among Young Hispanic Men
With Mexican Independence Day coming up next week, TxDOT wants to educate young Hispanic men about the dangers of drinking and driving.
September 9, 2013 4:03 pm
Texans Open Tonight In San Diego For 2013 Season
The Houston Texans open the 2013 NFL season tonight on the road in San Diego. This Texans team has its eyes set on the Super Bowl.
September 9, 2013 3:30 pm
After Stabbing, Only 60 Percent Of Students Attend First Day Back At Spring High School
It's been less than a week since a student was fatally stabbed at Spring High School. As classes resume this week, many students are anxious and nervous despite increased security measures.
September 9, 2013 3:07 pm
Mild August Eases Pressure On Texas Electricity Grid, Power Customers
Cooler-than-normal temperatures helped to relieve strain on the Texas electricity market in August.
September 9, 2013 10:54 am
What Does Nomophobia Have To Do With Your Smartphone?
A study suggests that more than half the population suffers from "nomophobia", or the fear of being without a mobile phone. But is it a real condition?
September 9, 2013 6:28 am
KUHF Conversations: HISD Superintendent Terry Grier On Apollo
This year, students in Houston who struggle the most will continue to get extra help. It's called the Apollo program. It's how the Houston Independent School District is trying to turn around failing schools. The program is not without its critics, who say it does more harm than good. Apollo is also expensive. It’s cost more than $50 million over the last several years. Recently, the Houston school board asked for an external review of the program. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier recently talked about Apollo with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee.
September 9, 2013 5:50 am
Many Questions And Doubts Remain About Next Phase Of 'Obamacare'
The final phase of the Affordable Care Act begins October first. That's when uninsured Texans can go online and start shopping for affordable health plans. But Governor Rick Perry opposes the law, so the state has done nothing to publicize the plans. But other officials are trying to spread the word.
September 9, 2013 5:00 am
Houston IT Hiring Gains Steam In Fourth Quarter
A new report indicates 3-out-of-every-4 chief information officers in Houston say they plan to hire in the fourth quarter.
September 8, 2013 6:00 am
Eagle Ford Shale Region Sees Benefits, Concerns
An oil & gas drilling rig is drilling a well for Pioneer Natural Resources in the Eagle Ford Shale formation near Yorktown.
September 7, 2013 6:00 am
Texas Military Forces Ask For AG Opinion On Benefits
UPDATED: The Texas Military Forces has asked Attorney General Greg Abbott how it should proceed with an apparent conflict between federal and state law over whether to extend veteran benefits to same-sex spouses.
September 6, 2013 8:33 pm
Mike Anderson's Legacy Could Be Defined By His Wisdom And Warmth
Nearly 2,000 people packed a downtown church to pay tribute to Harris County District Attorney Mike Anderson, who died last week after battling cancer.
September 6, 2013 5:34 pm
Growing Arts Scene Helping Houston Get Past 'Inferiority Complex'
Houston's arts community kicked off the fall arts season today. Throughout the year, representatives from the city's different arts groups have joined together to show Houston's cultural side to the world.
September 6, 2013 3:29 pm
Campaign For Early Education Tax Loses Legal Battle
The legal battle to put a tax for early education on the November ballot in Harris County has come to an end. A panel of Texas judges has denied a request to put the issue before voters.
September 6, 2013 3:10 pm
The NSA, Online Encryption, And You
The ongoing story of the National Security Agency's surveillance practices became even more intriguing this week with revelations that the NSA and its British counterpart cracked encryption codes — and have been doing so for years.
September 6, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Jason Ruth
Each year, the MBA program of the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business fields a four-member team to compete in the Google Online Marketing Challenge. This year’s team was named Best in the Americas, beating out 12,000 students from more than 80 countries. Team member Jason Ruth joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.