December 7, 2010 8:53 pm
Giving to Charities Online
It's the season of giving and for many that means more than just giving to family and loved ones. In a recent poll, more than 70 percent of Americans said they plan to give to charity this holiday season. As Bill Stamps reports all it takes to give these days is just a few clicks on the computer.
December 7, 2010 7:58 pm
Tuesday PM December 7th, 2010
Joint panel in Houston hears testimony from Halliburton about BP oil spill in Gulf...State leaders ask Texas agencies to find another 2.5 percent savings...Credit reporting agency expects fewer credit card delinquencies and late payments...
December 7, 2010 9:17 am
Tuesday AM December 7th, 2010
It's as simple as this: the more a company does for its employees, the more its employees do for the company, and its shareholders. Former Valero Energy CEO Bill Greehey, who now leads the Valero spin off NuStar Energy, tells Ed Mayberry that the corporate culture of giving back to the community includes financial giving, but also the giving of time.
December 6, 2010 11:08 pm
Death Penalty on Trial
The first day of an unusual hearing on the constitutionality of the death penalty in Texas got underway in a downtown Houston courtroom. Lawyers in a capital murder case hope to show how the death penalty creates a risk for innocent people. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 6, 2010 10:08 pm
M.D. Anderson's President Resigns, Goes Back to Research
The president of MD Anderson Cancer Center is leaving his executive office to go back into research. Doctor John Mendelsohn will step down once a new president is in place. He made the announcement to staff and faculty at MD Anderson today. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 6, 2010 9:35 pm
EPA's Legal Actions Net Almost 887 Million Across Five-State Region
The Environmental Protection Agency has released its end-of-year compliance and enforcement results. According to the agency, enforcement efforts in Texas during fiscal year 2010 will result in the reduction of almost fifteen million pounds of pollution. Wendy Siegle has more.
December 6, 2010 9:05 pm
Houston Gas Prices Up Sharply, Still Below National Average
The price of gasoline is on the rise in Houston. But it's unlikely we'll break the three-dollar-per-gallon mark by the end of the year. David Pitman has more.
December 6, 2010 8:09 pm
Monday PM December 6th, 2010
French court orders Continental Airlines to pay Air France 1.08 million Euro for July 2000 crash of Concorde jet...Actor George Clooney to adapt "Enron" stage play into movie...Average gasoline price up about four cents over past week...
December 6, 2010 9:04 am
Museums in the Dome? Local Man Says Yes
An ambitious plan to turn the vacant Houston Astrodome into a museum complex doesn't have much traction yet, but the man behind the idea says he hopes that will change soon. As Jack Williams reports, the hardest part might be convincing Harris County.
December 6, 2010 6:51 am
Monday AM December 4th, 2010
The British and Norwegian Consulates-General host a workshop this morning on carbon capture and storage. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 3, 2010 10:35 pm
Voluntary Furloughs for City Workers
City of Houston employees could take more time off during the holiday season, but without pay. Today Mayor Annise Parker announced a voluntary furlough program she hopes will boost the city's budget problems. Bill Stamps has more.
December 3, 2010 9:48 pm
Friday PM December 3rd, 2010
Unemployment rate climbs to 9.8 percent...Service sector expands for 11th straight month...BP challenges government estimates of how much oil flowed from Gulf well leak...
December 3, 2010 9:20 pm
Concern over Proposed Pipeline
Environmentalists deliver a petition signed by hundreds of concerned citizens to Houston Mayor Annise Parker today. It concerns a proposed pipeline that would transport some of the world's most toxic oil from Canada to Houston and its impact on the environment. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 3, 2010 9:04 pm
NASA Delays Launch Again
NASA delays the launch of Shuttle Discovery for another two months. The delay is the latest in a series of problems surrounding Discovery's final mission. NASA officials say they need to run more tests to make sure it's safe to fly after finding more cracks in the shuttle's exterior. Laurie Johnson has more.
December 3, 2010 8:48 pm
Medical Center Construction Prompts Weekend Closure of METRO Rail
Metro's light rail service will be down this weekend. The transit agency is parking the rail cars at eight o'clock tonight — through midnight Sunday to allow for work on an expansion project in the medical center.
David Pitman reports.
December 3, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Maria Quintero
The international scope of business in Houston requires the aid of translators, whether it's for contracts, packaging or marketing materials. Houston-based Translation Source is an eight-year-old company that helps companies communicate worldwide 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The company's Maria Quintero talks with Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
December 3, 2010 8:58 am
Friday AM December 3rd, 2010
People are stunned when they're fired or laid off. A new book stresses that it's as important to negotiate your exit from a company as it was to negotiate when you joined. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 2, 2010 10:13 pm
Green Light for Soccer Stadium
The Harris County-Houston Sports Authority and the Houston Dynamo finalize an agreement for the construction of a downtown soccer stadium that the team will lease. It will also be the home for the Texas Southern University football team and a new outdoor entertainment venue for Harris County. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 2, 2010 10:04 pm
Thursday PM December 2nd, 2010
Layoff trend points to slowly healing jobs market...Co-chair of presidential panel investigating Gulf oil spill says don't solely blame BP...Dutch insurer Aegon to 400-500 U.S. jobs, mainly in Dallas...
December 2, 2010 9:59 pm
HISD Begins 10-15m Computer Security Upgrade Following Confirmed Breach
The Houston Independent School District announced today that it will spend upwards of 15 million dollars over the next two years to improve security on its computer networks. As David Pitman reports, the upgrade comes after a month-long investigation confirmed a security breach that was first noticed in late October.
December 2, 2010 9:53 pm
Laura Recovery Center Desperate for Funds
A small Houston-area non-profit that helps people search for and find missing children is in need of help itself from the community. The Laura Recovery Center is on the verge of restructuring unless new sources of funding come in. Laurie Johnson has more.
December 2, 2010 9:09 pm
Holiday Shopping Off to Good Start
The Christmas shopping season appears to be off to a good start. Retail stores are reporting sales figures that have surpassed expectations. Bill Stamps has more.
December 2, 2010 9:38 am
Thursday AM December 2nd, 2010
A new list of countries ranked by low sulfur diesel limits has been released by Hart Energy Consulting. Sweden, Germany and Japan top the list. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 1, 2010 11:54 pm
Survey: Texas Drivers Feeling Less Safe on the Roads
Texans feel less safe on the roads than they did five years ago. That's according to a study released by the Texas Transportation Institute. Researchers asked drivers how they feel about traffic safety, and as Wendy Siegle reports, most say too much technology behind the wheel is getting in the way of safety.
December 1, 2010 10:33 pm
Wednesday PM December 1st, 2010
Extended unemployment benefits begin running out for millions...Obama administration not proposing new east coast oil drilling for at least seven years...Americans jumped on Cyber Monday deals, making it the busiest online shopping day ever...
December 1, 2010 9:59 pm
UH Professor Believes Mexico Needs U.S. Help
The arrest of another Mexican drug cartel leader over the weekend is evidence to some that Mexican authorities are making progress in their effort to stem the violence. But with as many as 6 drug related murders a day in some border cities — just how much of a difference do these arrests make? Bill Stamps tackles that question in this report.
December 1, 2010 9:38 pm
The Safest City in Texas
It is one of the fastest growing cities in Texas. Now, a study based on FBI crime statistics says Sugar Land is the safest city in Texas. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 1, 2010 9:02 pm
HPD Slashes Jobs and Overtime
The Houston Police Department continues to cut personnel and spending as revenue streams dwindle.
Houston Police Chief Charles McClelland says cadet classes — civilian positions and overtime pay are among the cuts. Laurie Johnson reports.
December 1, 2010 8:36 pm
Attorney Beats Teacher in HISD Trustee District VIII Runoff
The Houston Independent School District is getting another new trustee. Juliet Stipeche narrowly defeated Judith Cruz yesterday in a runoff election. Stipeche will finish out the term of Diana Davila, who left the district 8 seat in July. David Pitman has more.
December 1, 2010 9:16 am
Wednesday AM December 1st, 2010
The public relations firm Hill & Knowlton is merging with the Texas firm Public Strategies. The combined entities will have 83 offices and span 44 countries. Ed Mayberry reports.