August 21, 2013 4:50 pm
HPD: How To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen
The top ten vehicles stolen in the U.S. in 2012 were all trucks and SUVs, according to one insurance group. But the Houston Police Department's Auto Theft division says it doesn't matter what kind of vehicle you drive, if you don't secure it properly, you might as well hand over the keys.
August 21, 2013 3:48 pm
Multi-Family Construction Gathers Steam, But Still Lags Population Growth
New apartment and condo construction in the Houston area continues to pick up, but it's still well short of demand.
August 21, 2013 3:43 pm
Houston Mayor Lowers Health Costs For City Employees
City of Houston employees will get a break on their healthcare premiums thanks to a deal between the mayor and the city's municipal employees' union.
August 21, 2013 10:45 am
As ExxonMobil Campus Rises, Home Sales in The Woodlands Boom
ExxonMobil employees won't be moving into the company's new campus south of The Woodlands till early next year. But they’re already driving up home sales in the region.
August 20, 2013 7:54 pm
NASA Introduces Eight New Astronauts Selected From Second-Highest Number Of Applications In History
NASA introduced its newest class of astronaut candidates at the Johnson Space Center today. The eight men and women were selected from the second-largest pool of astronaut applicants in NASA history.
August 20, 2013 4:19 pm
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Hispanics Don’t Beg Or Panhandle
Republican Senator Ted Cruz says he doesn’t think he has ever seen a Hispanic person out on the streets panhandling, because Hispanics view begging as “shameful.”
August 20, 2013 4:12 pm
Harris County Education Trustees Say They Will Seek Bids for Early Education Program
This morning leaders with the campaign for a new early education tax spent more than three hours discussing the proposal at the Harris County Board of Education.
August 20, 2013 3:25 pm
Restoring Hermann Park's Entrance To Its Original State
Groundbreaking was held to renovate the entrance to Hermann Park. Part of the revitalization plan will allow park visitors to go from Mecom Fountain to the Sam Houston Monument.
August 20, 2013 3:00 pm
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wants To Defund Obamacare As Part Of Federal Budget Battle
While the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services was visiting Houston to promote the affordable care act, Texas Senator Ted Cruz was also touring the Houston region — to attack the law.
August 20, 2013 1:45 pm
Monthly Home Sales Top 7,700, While Inventory Inches Up
Houston home sales hit a new record in July.
August 20, 2013 10:30 am
Greg Abbott Condemns Offensive Tweet That Got Him Negative National Attention
Texas Attorney General and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott has responded to criticism about his reply to a tweet insulting his possible Democratic opponent in the race for governor. Abbott says he simply didn’t read the tweet’s offensive part.
August 20, 2013 5:00 am
Travelers Study Finds Workers Comp Claims Spike In August
A new study by Travelers Insurance finds that August is the most dangerous month for Texas workers.
August 19, 2013 4:53 pm
Sebelius Visits With Houston Leaders And Touts Obamacare Benefits For Uninsured Young Adults
The U.S. Secretary for Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius, visited Houston today to promote Obamacare. She wants all uninsured Texans, but young adults especially, to sign up for health insurance under the law.
August 19, 2013 4:27 pm
30 Years Ago, Alicia Was Bad, But Ike Was Still Worse
It was 30 years ago this week that Hurricane Alicia took a bite out of the Houston-Galveston area. It was a costly storm that claimed 21 lives and caused several billion dollars in damage.
August 19, 2013 4:14 pm
UH Alum To Lead UH Board Of Regents
The University of Houston has a new chairman for its Board of Regents. Jarvis Hollingsworth is an alumnus of the UH Law Center and a partner in the Houston office of Bracewell and Giuliani.
August 19, 2013 3:36 pm
Texas Department Of State Health Services Confirms Multiple Cases Of Measles
State health officials are urging everyone to make sure they’re vaccinated against measles. Right now in Texas, there are nearly a dozen reported cases. One of those cases is in Harris County. The rest are in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
August 19, 2013 3:34 pm
Quiet In The Tropics Means Lower Gas Prices In Houston
Houston drivers are paying less for a gallon of gas this week, but analysts are still keeping an eye on events abroad that could drive up prices.
August 19, 2013 11:09 am
KUHF Conversations: Mandi Kimball With Children At Risk
Education was a major focus for state lawmakers in the past 83rd Legislative session. One group here in Houston, Children At Risk, worked on several issues. Mandi Kimball is the director of public policy and government affairs for the advocacy group. She talks with KUHF Education Reporter Laura Isensee about how this legislative session turned out.
August 19, 2013 10:53 am
Why Some Health Centers Hold Farmers Markets For Their Patients
Harris Health System is addressing its patients’ health struggles with a new initiative. It brings low-cost produce to residents of food deserts across the county.
August 19, 2013 6:00 am
Houston Goes Running With The Bulls
An unusual event is coming to the Houston area. It's called the Great Bull Run and it's styled after the running of the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.
August 19, 2013 5:00 am
Start-Up Activity Edges Upward As Banks Grow More Willing to Lend
The percentage of job seekers starting their own business rose by 33% over the first half of 2013. But start-up activity still remains low by historic measures.
August 18, 2013 6:00 am
Locals Chip In To Help Ease Trade At Texas Ports
Local governments are anticipating a new program aimed at reducing wait times at the nation's ports. Under the plan, local governments will request extra staffing at border crossings and reimburse the federal government for the services.
August 17, 2013 6:00 am
As Mental Health Concerns Grow, Veterans Help Veterans
The Military Veteran Peer Network's roughly 1,000 Texas veterans have overcome mental illness, or at least learned to manage it. Their mission now is to help other veterans, and the 83rd Legislature recognized the value of the volunteer network to the state’s growing veteran population.
August 16, 2013 5:44 pm
Cuban Dissident Visits Houston, Says Nothing Has Changed In Cuba
A Cuban dissidence leader visited Houston today to share developments in his group’s fight against the Castro regime with Cuban exiles here. It was part of a multi-city tour during his first trip to the United States.
August 16, 2013 4:34 pm
Cattle Rustlers Beware: There Is An App For That
Cattle rustlers and oil equipment thieves beware: there is an app for that. A Texas company produced a new high-tech tool that allows owners to protect their property with their cell.
August 16, 2013 4:30 pm
What Houston Demonstrators Want The Egyptian Consulate To Know
A rally underway in front of the Egyptian Consulate on Westheimer was staged this afternoon to protest the killing of civilians in Cairo. It's organized by the Houston chapter of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society, Houston office.
August 16, 2013 4:10 pm
Houston's Original Department Store Scheduled for Implosion
A scheduled implosion next month will destroy the building that used to house Houston’s first department store.
August 16, 2013 2:40 pm
Houston Trails Dallas, Leads Austin For Year-Over-Year Job Gains
The latest state employment numbers show the Houston area added nearly 98,000 jobs between July 2012 and July 2013.
August 16, 2013 2:11 pm
What The Gulf's Tropical Activity Could Develop Into
Monday Update: The tropical disturbance has dissipated.
August 16, 2013 6:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Jordan Miller On The Uses Of 3-D Printing In Biotechnology
3-D printers are revolutionizing industries ranging from metals manufacturing to aerospace. Jordan Miller, assistant professor of bioengineering at Rice University, is exploring how 3-D printing can be used in biotechnology — including for the manufacture of human organs. Miller joins Andrew Schneider on this week's installment of the Bauer Business Focus.