August 28, 2013 4:41 pm
Houston Insurance Agents Brace For Obamacare
The Affordable Care Act will require millions of uninsured Texans to obtain health coverage in 2014. Ostensibly, they’ll be able to shop for plans on-line, starting October first. But traditional insurance agents have their doubts it will work so smoothly.
August 28, 2013 3:13 pm
Local Officials Concerned Over TxDOT Money-Saving Proposal
The Texas Transportation Commission meets Thursday to discuss a money-saving proposal that would give control of some state roadways to city and county governments. Local officials are asking questions.
August 28, 2013 2:46 pm
Houston Snags $6 Million In Bike Trail Grants
Four of Houston's hike and bike trails will be completed in the coming year thanks to a grant from an unlikely source — the Texas Department of Transportation.
August 28, 2013 2:23 pm
How Young Houstonians View The March On Washington
Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington 50 years ago changed America and changed the lives of many. But how do young African Americans today view that event?
August 28, 2013 11:50 am
Houston VA/BCM Study Confirms Ketamine's Effectiveness In Treating Depression
Before it became a recreational drug on the club scene, ketamine was, and still is, a common anesthetic. Now, a follow-up study on the drug here in Houston shows that it could be a lifeline for depression patients who haven't responded well to other treatments.
August 28, 2013 10:51 am
Can Teaching 90,000 Students Online Make Colleges Better?
This week not just elementary and high school students, but also college students head back to class. This year universities in Houston are expanding their role in one of the hottest topics in higher education. KUHF Education Reporter Laura has more as part of our special back to school coverage.
August 28, 2013 5:00 am
Texas Set to Enact Tougher Trade Secrets Protections on Sept. 1
While Texas leads the nation in many areas of business and economic development, it's comparatively weak when it comes to protecting trade secrets. That's about to change.
August 27, 2013 6:00 pm
Biden: "No Doubt" on Syria's Involvement in Chemical Warfare
The White House says President Barack Obama hasn't decided on how to respond to the use of chemical weapons in Syria. But Vice President Joe Biden bluntly told the American Legion National Convention in Houston that there is "no doubt" who was responsible.
August 27, 2013 5:31 pm
Special Committee To Advocate For Astrodome Renovation Plan
In a little over two months, voters in Harris County will decide the fate of the Astrodome. In the meantime, a special committee will be formed to advocate for a plan to turn the dome into a convention center and exhibition space.
August 27, 2013 5:05 pm
Nine Candidates File To Run For Houston Mayor
With about two months until the Houston city elections, we now have a clearer picture who wants to run City Hall. Nine candidates have officially filed to run, but only a couple of them have familiar names.
August 27, 2013 3:39 pm
Transportation Officials Look At Growing Traffic Congestion In Galveston County
As the population continues to grow south of Houston, local transportation planners are looking at ways to ease traffic on a couple of busy roadways. There's a public meeting Thursday night to discuss those plans.
August 27, 2013 3:20 pm
Lawsuit Follows Judge Emmett's Decision Against Putting Education Proposal on November Ballot
Harris County Judge Ed Emmett announced that he will not put an item on the November election ballot that would have called for a tax increase to support early childhood education. The decision was immediately followed by the filing of a lawsuit.
August 26, 2013 4:42 pm
American Legion National Convention Comes to Houston
The American Legion, the nation's largest veterans organization, is holding its annual convention this week in downtown Houston. Vice President Joe Biden will address the convention, and issues will be discussed, from veteran treatment programs to cuts in defense through sequestration.
August 26, 2013 4:12 pm
As Kids Go Back To School, Texans Are Asked To Share The Road
Traffic changes dramatically when kids go back to school, and TxDOT is appealing to Houstonians to be aware of road conditions that weren't there just a few days ago.
August 26, 2013 3:24 pm
In North Forest, "Back to School" Means Brand New School District
Every new school year brings changes. But this year, families and teachers North Forest are starting an entirely new chapter.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Teachers Power Up Laptops for New School Year
This week students are heading back to class in Houston. And this year the Houston Independent School District is launching one of its biggest experiments yet.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Ellis Island on the Gulf: Remembering the Galveston Movement
Between 1907 and 1914, 10,000 Jewish immigrants from the Russian Empire landed at the Port of Galveston, bound for cities all over the West.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
KUHF Conversations: HISD Superintendent Terry Grier
Today is the first day of school for the Houston Independent School District. More than two hundred thousand students are going back to class. The new year brings new programs – and some new challenges – for the state's largest school district. HISD Superintendent Terry Grier talks about those with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee.
August 26, 2013 5:00 am
Rising Relocation Rate Bodes Well for Labor-Starved Oil Patch
The percentage of managers and executives relocating for new jobs in the first half of 2013 was double that of the same period in 2012.
August 25, 2013 6:00 am
Crowded Race for Comptroller Taking Shape
Four Republicans are vying to replace outgoing state Comptroller Susan Combs, and at least one Democrat may join the race soon, too.
August 24, 2013 6:00 am
In Absence of TRBs, Universities Delaying Improvements
Following yet another legislative session without tuition revenue bonds since the last round was authorized in 2006, many universities — especially smaller, regional ones — are delaying their projects.
August 23, 2013 5:33 pm
Shuttle Carrier Aircraft to Be Transported to Space Center Houston Early Next Year
Officials today announced details about the relocation of the shuttle carrier aircraft that will be part of a permanent exhibit at Space Center Houston.
August 23, 2013 5:00 pm
College Kids Survey: Money Tops Their List of Major Concerns
As school gets ready to start next week, a national survey finds students entering college say money tops their list of major concerns. The survey found the recent recession has given students a financial wake-up call and that they are in turn taking an active roll in managing the costs of college life.
August 23, 2013 4:55 pm
More Obamacare Benefits for Women Coming in 2014
Women's health services in Texas have been squeezed in recent years, with funding for women's clinics cut, and dozens of them closing. But now advocates say Texas women can find hope in the Affordable Care Act.
August 23, 2013 4:14 pm
Harris County Sheriff's Office Solves 18th Cold Case Since 2009
The Harris County Sheriff's Office has solved another cold case, this one almost two decades old. It's the agency's 18th case since reestablishing its cold case unit four years ago.
August 23, 2013 4:07 pm
Texas Still in Severe Drought
As the two year anniversary of the wildfire that devastated Bastrop State Park approaches — officials warn that a persistent drought continues to leave Texas vulnerable.
August 23, 2013 8:46 am
NASA Studies Effects of Air Pollution on Climate With Research Planes at Ellington Field
NASA has started an airborne science campaign to get a better understanding of what affects the composition of the atmosphere and the climate. The project is using specially equipped research planes.
August 23, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: Linda Donovan On The Cost of Adults Moving Back In With Parents
The weak economy is leading many young adults to move back in with their parents while looking for work. That can take a toll on the parents' finances. Linda Donovan is senior vice president for wealth management at Morgan Stanley's office in the Galleria. She joins Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus.
August 23, 2013 5:00 am
Houston Is Drawing More Conventions, But Still Trails Dallas
A new ranking of the leading U.S. destinations for conventions puts Houston in the top 20 for the first time.
August 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Houston Fire Department: Working Smoke Detectors Save Lives
It's estimated that 30 percent of all residential fires that the Houston Fire Department responds to have either no smoke detector or no working smoke detector. The City of Houston continues its partnership with the Home Depot and Kidde, a smoke detector maker, to increase public awareness about fire and carbon monoxide safety.