May 27, 2011 9:46 pm
MFAH Moves Forward with Expansion Plans
The Museum of Fine Arts Houston has plans to add a new building and parking garage to its museum district campus. The museum has requested design proposals from three international architecture firms for a site that would add another 200-thousand square feet to its footprint. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 27, 2011 9:20 pm
Increase in Memorial Day Travel
The price of gasoline apparently won't keep Texans from taking to the road this Memorial Day weekend. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 27, 2011 8:44 pm
Citizens Asked to Report Copper Thefts
Following an attempted theft at a Houston park, officials are asking citizens to be on guard against copper thieves. Gail Delaughter reports.
May 27, 2011 11:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: John Simons
Comicpalooza opens today at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The comic and pop culture convention features big name guests from film and television, including Battlestar Galactica's Edward James Olmos. Comicpalooza founder and chairman John Simons joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s "Bauer Business Focus."
May 27, 2011 6:55 am
Despite Google's California Investment, Texas Still Wind Leader
There's word this week that Google is investing 55-million dollars in a California wind farm. It's the internet giant's first foray into renewable energy. Despite the investment, Texas is still the far and away leader in wind energy. Jack Williams reports.
May 26, 2011 10:58 pm
Gas Prices on the decline
More good news when it comes to gasoline prices in Houston. Triple A says it's costing quite a bit less to fill up this week again. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 26, 2011 9:52 pm
Survey Shows Houston's Public Transit Gaps
Public transit has always been tough in Houston. For those who work in downtown, freeways are about the only option to get there from home, no matter where you live in the city. Now a recent survey proves just how bad Houston is for the regular commuter. From the KUHF NewsLab, Edel Howlin has the story.
May 26, 2011 9:52 pm
HISD Releases Preliminary TAKS Results
The Houston Independent School District releases student scores in the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills. Preliminary data shows some improvements made and some disappointments. District Superintendant Dr. Terry Grier says progress will continue. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 26, 2011 8:38 pm
Troopers Prepare for High Traffic Weekend
With more Texans expected to hit the roadways over the Memorial Day weekend, The Texas Department of Public Safety says it will have every state trooper available patrolling the highways. Rod Rice reports.
May 26, 2011 6:08 am
Drought Monitor Website Numbers "Hits" in the Millions
Losses from the drought in Texas are estimated at $1.5 billion over the past six months. The price tag continues to climb for farmers and ranchers. The online drought monitor paints pictures of the drought for governments and the public, as Ed Mayberry reports.
May 25, 2011 10:25 pm
It Could Happen
A violent storm system that has rumbled through the nation's mid-section spawned numerous destructive tornadoes. But it's rare for violent twisters hit the Houston area and weather experts say there is a reason for that. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 25, 2011 10:15 pm
Middle School Students Learn More Than Baseball at Minute Maid
Students from two Houston middle schools took a field trip to Minute Maid Park today. They watched the game between the Dodgers and Astros, but the trip was about much more than sports. It was about improving their lives. Bill Stamps explains.
May 25, 2011 8:51 pm
Local Organization Applauds New Law Against Human Trafficking
Houston organizations that help victims of human trafficking are celebrating new state legislation signed into law today that includes tougher penalties for convicted traffickers. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 24, 2011 10:49 pm
Port Authority Tables Vote
The Port of Houston Authority delays a vote on the future of its chief executive officer. It will come after investigations are completed by both the Harris County DA's office and the county attorney. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 24, 2011 10:22 pm
NASA Will Build On 'Orion' Research to get Crews Deeper into Space
NASA says it will continue work to build a deep-space ship that could carry astronauts to an asteroid and beyond. The announcement today could mean good employment news for Lockheed Martin workers in the Houston region. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
May 24, 2011 10:20 pm
Tilman Fertitta assumes ownership of Trump Casino in Atlantic City
The Trump Marina Hotel Casino in Atlantic City now belongs to Houston-based Landry's. Landry's owner Tilman Fertitta is rebranding the casino as the Golden Nugget Atlantic City, and as Ed Mayberry reports, stands ready to pump $150 million into its renovation.
May 24, 2011 9:24 pm
Why Houston Didn't Get a Shuttle
The announcement that Houston would not be the final home of one of the four space shuttle vehicles shocked some and angered others in Houston. Some people accused the White House of playing politics. NASA Administrator Charles Bolden says not so. Bill Stamps spoke with Bolden who happens to live part time in Houston.
May 24, 2011 9:01 pm
Activists React to Sanctuary City Legislation
A "sanctuary cities" bill that had been thought dead has now been resurrected in the Texas Legislature. The bill would give law enforcement officers the authority to check immigration status of anyone they detain. But as Laurie Johnson reports — civil rights activists call the legislation an outrage against freedom.
May 24, 2011 6:33 am
Regional Economic Forecast Today
In KUHF Business News, The University of Houston's Institute for Regional Forecasting is holding its annual spring symposium today at the Hyatt Regency downtown. KUHF business reporter Andrew Schneider provides a curtain raiser.
May 23, 2011 11:13 pm
Texas Plans to Illegalize Synthetic Stimulants known as "Bath Salts"
The Texas Legislature has passed a bill to illegalize synthetic drugs that are said to mimic cocaine. Legislators say you can buy the white powder by asking for "bath salts" at stores that sell pipes and other drug paraphernalia. The bill is awaiting Governor Rick Perry's signature. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel decided to find out more about the drug and its dangers.
May 23, 2011 10:33 pm
Teens Texting while Driving
Texting is one of the most dangerous distractions facing young drivers today. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott says teens risk serious injury or even death with a distraction lasting just a few seconds. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 23, 2011 10:19 pm
Nonprofit Takes Aim at Graduation Rate
Tens of thousands of Houston area 12th graders are just days away from graduation. Unfortunately, too many won't be walking down that aisle. Bill Stamps talked with one group that's aiming to change that.
May 23, 2011 8:34 pm
Bush Airport Gets $1 Billion Makeover
Bush Intercontinental Airport is about to get a one-billion-dollar make over. The Airport's Terminal B is the target of a massive renovation led by United Airlines. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 23, 2011 10:00 am
It's Seat Belt Enforcement Season. Who Still Doesn't Wear Them?
Whenever you're driving or riding in a car or truck, police can ticket you for not wearing a seatbelt — even if you're doing nothing else wrong. Starting today, officers crack down on seat belt scofflaws for the next two weeks. David Pitman looked into whether these enforcement campaigns actually work, and what kind of driver still refuses to buckle up.
May 23, 2011 7:55 am
How to Avoid Moving-Related Fraud
May marks the start of the busiest moving seasons for Texans. It's also the time when consumers are most vulnerable to moving-related fraud. Now Austin and the trucking industry are working to crack down on so-called rogue movers. Andrew Schneider reports.
May 23, 2011 7:18 am
HISD Summer Programs
As the regular school year draws to a close, many Houston students are now preparing for summer school. HISD is offering classes on most of its campuses. Those programs are for students who are falling behind in their classes, as well as kids seeking academic enrichment. Gail Delaughter has details.
May 20, 2011 10:57 pm
Students Remember Fallen Astronauts
Eight years ago, the space shuttle Columbia broke apart as it descended back to earth. Today, students at Hartman Middle School near Hobby Airport honor the fallen astronauts with a permanent memorial. Bill Stamps has more.
May 20, 2011 10:13 pm
Artistry on Wheels
This weekend Houston celebrates the art car as an art form. The 24th rendition of the Art Car Parade makes its way through downtown Sunday. The international phenomenon draws upwards of 300-thousand people from around the world. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 20, 2011 8:42 pm
Texas Unemployment Rate Improves
Texas and Houston unemployment numbers continue to improve. The Texas Workforce Commission released data for April showing the number of jobless people in the state dropped to eight percent. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 20, 2011 10:31 am
Bauer Business Focus: James Evans
The University of Houston's Hurricane Business Recovery Center is holding a free, half-day seminar for small business owners next Thursday, May 26, at the Hilton Galveston Island Resort. James Evans, the center's director, joins Andrew Schneider on this week's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about what steps business owners should take to prepare for hurricane season.