June 14, 2011 9:35 pm
Juarez Fights Drug Cartels with Youth Orchestra
A new youth orchestra in the Mexican border city of Juarez made it's debut this week. From the Changing America Desk, Monica Ortiz Uribe reports the orchestra is part of an effort to steer the next generation away from violence.
June 14, 2011 9:04 pm
Houston Police Union Supports 'Sanctuary Cities' Bill
The Houston Police Officers' Union is hoping the so-called "sanctuary cities" bill becomes law. The measure passed a state Senate committee yesterday. It would ban any prohibition on officers asking the immigration status of persons they detain. As David Pitman reports, the police union's position on the bill is the exact opposite of Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland.
June 14, 2011 9:03 pm
Texans Worried About Education
A non-partisan poll of Texas voters shows the issue people are most concerned about in this state is education. Laurie Johnson has more.
June 14, 2011 6:10 am
What Survey 'Outlooks' for Houston Employment
Workforce staffing company Manpower is releasing its employment outlook survey for the third quarter this morning. Andrew Schneider breaks out the survey results for Houston.
June 13, 2011 11:00 pm
Battle Over Coal-Fired Plant in Matagorda County Continues
A battle over water rights continues in Matagorda County. A proposed coal plant would take more than eight billion gallons of fresh water every year from the lower Colorado River. But environmentalists say there just isn't enough water to support the plan. KUHF Health Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
June 13, 2011 10:06 pm
ID Theft: Big in Houston
Identity theft is one of the fastest growing crimes in the U.S., and Houston is the number one spot for this crime to occur in Texas. One local bank company is teaming up with the Houston Police Department and Crime Stoppers to educate people on how to keep from becoming a victim. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 13, 2011 9:49 pm
Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life
We take you to new froniters of heart research. The search for the perfect artifical heart. It's a heart that has no heatbeat.
This story aired on NPR's Morning Edition.
June 13, 2011 9:24 pm
Councilmember Jones Speaks About the OIG Report
City Councilmember Jolanda Jones has spoken out for the first time since an Office of the Inspector General report found her to have violated several city ordinances. Among them, the improper use of city resources. Bill Stamps has more.
June 13, 2011 8:48 pm
Helping Senior Citizens Prepare for Hurricanes
The elderly and homebound are often the most susceptible during times of natural disasters. That's why Galveston County is trying new ways to get hurricane information into the hands of senior citizens. Laurie Johnson reports.
June 13, 2011 10:06 am
Brazilian Blowout Hair Straightener, Friend or Foe?
Brazilian Blowout is a hair-straightening product used in a growing number of Houston salons. But experts say chemicals in the product may cause cancer. Brazilian Blowout has been pulled off the shelves in Australia, Canada and some European countries, but it's still being used right here in Texas. KUHF NewsLabs Edel Howlin finds out why.
June 13, 2011 6:33 am
A key measure of Houston economic performance has reached pre-recession levels. Andrew Schneider has the story.
June 13, 2011 3:37 am
The Business of Death
Houston is widely known as a leader in the field of health care. But when there's nothing more doctors can do for a patient, that's when another business sector Houston leads comes into play. From the KUHF Business Desk, Andrew Schneider reports on what's increasingly being referred to as the death care industry.
June 10, 2011 9:34 pm
Trying to Dispel 'Islamaphobia'
A campaign is launched in Houston, designed to ease the growing anti-Muslim sentiment here and abroad. The message of peace and unity is the theme of billboards seen all over the city. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 10, 2011 8:59 pm
Water for the Homeless
With temperatures hovering around 100, one local group is reaching out to the homeless with water. Bill Stamps has more.
June 10, 2011 8:34 pm
State AGs vs NLRB
A group of sixteen state attorneys general are challenging a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board that would block Boeing from opening a new assembly line in South Carolina. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider has more.
June 10, 2011 11:14 am
Bauer Business Focus: Ryan Soroka
Ryan Soroka just graduated from the University of Houston with a dual master’s degree — one from the Bauer College of Business, the other from the Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management. Soroka is already making a splash on the Houston business scene. He joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s “Bauer Business Focus” to talk about his ventures in the food and beverage industry.
June 10, 2011 6:58 am
Port Authority Trade is Up
The Commerce Department is reporting that record-breaking exports in April narrowed the U.S. trade deficit to its lowest level in four months. Andrew Schneider takes the trade pulse from the Port of Houston.
June 9, 2011 11:17 pm
A Little Water Goes a Long Way
The extreme drought that has gripped a majority of Texas is expected to drag on. It poses a risk for trees, including native species such as live oak and hackberry. Experts say a little water on trees is better than no water. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 9, 2011 10:32 pm
Environmental Groups Challenge Shell Drilling Plan
Environmental groups are asking a federal appeals court in Atlanta to throw out a government decision to approve a Shell exploration plan for the Gulf of Mexico. The plan involves five proposed wells under more than seven thousand feet of water. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider reports.
June 9, 2011 9:58 pm
Astrodome vs the Birthplace of Johnny Cash
The Houston Astrodome is a finalist for a National Trust for Historic Preservation award. Twenty five thousand dollars will be given to the site that gets the most votes online. Bill Stamps talked with the people behind the Houston effort.
June 9, 2011 11:30 am
KUHF Conversations: Former HC Judge Robert Eckels
Ten years ago today, on a Saturday morning, the surprising and massive destruction of Tropical Storm Allison became all too real. More than 70-thousand homes were flooded. More than 70-thousand vehicles were underwater. And Allison claimed 22 lives. The storm had passed through the area a few days prior, but almost no one knew it was looping back toward Houston to dump 35 inches of rain, most of it over ten hours. Then Harris County Judge Robert Eckels talked with Rod Rice about the worst tropical storm in U.S. history.
June 9, 2011 9:25 am
If Uncle Sam Defaults...
Less than two months remain before the U.S. either raises its federal debt ceiling or starts to default. Andrew Schneider looks at what even a brief default would mean to Houston.
June 8, 2011 11:38 pm
Better Off Ten Years After Tropical Storm Allison
Ten years ago, days of rain from Tropical Storm Allison caught up with Houston. Saturated grounds could not take any more water. It would become Houston's biggest flood event. Ten years later, Allison's mark has lead to changes in Harris County's system of draining bayous from rain water. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 8, 2011 10:56 pm
Texas Children's and Baylor Lure Vaccine Team to Houston
Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital have persuaded a renowned expert in tropical diseases to move his vaccine development laboratory from Washington D.C. to Houston. Kuhf Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
June 8, 2011 10:32 pm
Bringing Down the Numbers: Drunk Driving in Harris County
Harris County leads the nation in DWI related fatalities according to Houston police. About 53 percent of Houston’s fatal accidents last year were related to drunk driving.
June 8, 2011 10:22 pm
Mayor Admits Drainage Fee Estimates Were Wrong
It turns out some Houstonians will have to pay more for drainage fees than they were led to believe from supporters of Proposition One. This mistake was the topic of a heated debate at today's City Council meeting. Bill Stamps reports.
June 8, 2011 9:57 pm
Authorities Investigate Liberty County Hoax
Authorities converged on a rural Liberty County home Tuesday after getting a phone tip that the bodies of a number of children were buried on the property. It turned out the tip was false. Now investigators are trying to find the woman who made that call. They also want to know where she got her information. Gail Delaughter reports.
June 8, 2011 9:52 pm
Judge Says Suit Against ExxonMobil Over Baytown Pollution May Proceed
A lawsuit accusing ExxonMobil of violating the clean air act at its Baytown refinery is moving closer to trial. A federal judge has denied Exxon's request to throw out the lawsuit by two environmental groups. As David Pitman reports, Exxon claimed, among other things, that the groups don't have the legal standing to sue the oil giant.
June 8, 2011 10:03 am
KUHF Conversations: Robert Stott
This week marks the tenth anniversary of Tropical Storm Allison, one of the most devastating flood events in Houston's history. One of the hardest hit areas was the Texas Medical Center. No patients died, but lab animals were lost, along with hundreds of millions of dollars of equipment. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel sat down with a medical center executive to find out what's been done since then to keep the hospitals safe.
June 8, 2011 6:11 am
Try Before You Buy
More and more employers are finding they need to hire in order to grow, but many are still reluctant to invest in new workers on a permanent basis. The new mantra is, "Try before you buy." Andrew Schneider has more.