September 23, 2010 10:29 pm
Initiative Goes Viral
Houston's gang activity is the subject of a new website. The FBI is teaming up with local law enforcement on the initiative to increase community awareness through education regarding the threat of criminal gang activity. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 23, 2010 10:06 pm
Cowboys Come To Houston
This weekend's football game at Reliant Stadium is one of the biggest of the season. Not because the Texans are undefeated, it's because they're playing the Dallas Cowboys. While many people still call the Cowboys America's team, the Texans are just trying to get some national respect. Bill Stamps talked with Houston fans to get their take on the big game.
September 23, 2010 9:28 pm
More Fencing and Warning Signs for Contaminated Area of San Jacinto River
More fencing and warning signs are slated to go up around a contaminated section of the San Jacinto River, according to the EPA. Congressman Gene Green made the request in a letter he sent to the agency last month. Wendy Siegle has more
September 23, 2010 8:51 pm
Thursday PM September 23rd, 2010
Blockbuster files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy; keeping stores open...More health care overhaul provisions begin taking effect today...Warren Buffett says country "is still in a recession"...
September 23, 2010 8:28 am
Thursday AM 23rd, 2010
The University of Houston hosts a daylong symposium on the environmental, energy and regulatory implications of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill today. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 22, 2010 11:04 pm
One Step Closer
Plans to bring a new Walmart to the Heights moves forward. Houston City Council approves an agreement that will reimburse the developer of the controversial project for making improvements to the area. Pat Hernandez has more.
September 22, 2010 10:13 pm
Too Much Technology?
What happens when company computers fail? 16.5 million Chase Bank customers were affected when they were unable access the company's online banking system for three days last week. Bill Stamps looks into our dependence on technology and how it can affect us when things go wrong.
September 22, 2010 10:00 pm
Wednesday PM September 22nd, 2010
Experts discuss health effects of BP oil spill...Hurricane-battered school districts battered seek funding for higher insurance premiums...Texas ranks third nationally in Hispanic-owned businesses...
September 22, 2010 8:56 pm
Site Selected for Minor League Stadium
Sugar Land's minor league baseball stadium has a future home. Councilmembers approved building the
40-million dollar stadium on a tract of land at the northeast corner of Highway 6 and Highway 90 alternate. Laurie Johnson reports.
September 22, 2010 6:58 am
Wednesday AM September 22nd, 2010
Consumer and travel groups are petitioning the Department of Transportation this week to require airlines to disclose fees in advance through every ticketing channel. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 22, 2010 4:01 am
Council Vote Means Improvements To Walmart Site
Houston City Council is to vote this morning on an agreement for infrastructure changes in the Heights neighborhood where a Walmart supercenter is to be built. During the public session yesterday, Mayor Annise Parker and council heard opinions concerning the project. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 21, 2010 10:09 pm
Hospital District Aiming at Outpatient Market
The Harris County Hospital District will break ground on two new buildings next month. The new outpatient clinics are part of an ongoing, $365 million expansion of the taxpayer-funded public health system. As KUHF's Health Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel learned, it's also about making the Hospital District more appealing to patients with insurance.
September 21, 2010 9:10 pm
Tuesday PM September 21st, 2010
Apartments and condos drive improved home construction numbers...BP joins ExxonMobil, Chevron, ConocoPhillips and Shell to improve spill response...Global airline industry rebounding faster than expected this year; faces slowdown next year...
September 21, 2010 6:48 am
Tuesday AM September 20th, 2010
Most companies are relatively ill-equipped to deal with a government investigation, but there are certain things corporations can do, from a planning standpoint, according to an expert from Protiviti. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 20, 2010 10:32 pm
Voting Booths Arrive
The first truck of voting equipment loaned to Harris County has arrived. A number of neighboring counties are pitching in to help after a fire destroyed all of Harris County's voting machines. Bill Stamps has more.
September 20, 2010 10:03 pm
Monday PM September 20th, 2010
BP Gulf of Mexico well officially declared dead...Academic economists officially declare recession over...EPA announces program to help Texas petrochemical companies fix air permits declared illegal under Clean Air Act...
September 20, 2010 8:47 pm
Cracking Down on Organized Retail Crime
Officials announce a crackdown on organized retail crime. Texas retailers say they lose almost 3-billion dollars a year due to the systematic theft. Consumers are hit in the pocketbook because stores try to recoup their losses by raising prices. Pat Hernandez has the story.
September 20, 2010 8:43 pm
Metro Meetings Go Live On the Web
With the damning findings of a federal investigation set to delay Metro's light rail plans for at least a year, now more than ever the transit agency wants to distance itself from the old metro. The new Metro board has vowed to provide greater transparency, and to signify the shift it's now streaming every board meeting live on the web for public consumption. Wendy Siegle has more.
September 20, 2010 5:00 pm
Monday AM September 20th, 2010
Incorporating social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter can be crucial for companies wanting to stay relevant and expand their consumer base. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 20, 2010 10:00 am
TCEQ In The Hot Seat
In Texas, state government agencies must justify their existence every 12 years. It's called "sunset review" and allows legislators and citizens to discuss whether an agency should be reformed or even abolished. This year, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is in the hot seat. Houston residents met recently with the TCEQ's executive director, and KUHF health science and technology reporter Carrie Feibel listened in.
September 20, 2010 6:48 am
Eating Out To End Childhood Hunger
Nearly 17-million children in America face hunger. That's almost one out of every four kids growing up today who worry where their next meal will come from. The great American dine out returns this week, an annual event that unites restaurants with consumers here and across the country to end childhood hunger. Pat Hernandez tells us more.
September 17, 2010 10:25 pm
Third Ward Community Meeting
How to improve the communities of third ward is the question Mayor Annise Parker and Councilwoman Wanda Adams will be discussing at a community meeting tomorrow. Bill Stamps has a preview.
September 17, 2010 10:04 pm
Friday PM September 17th, 2010
Continental and United shareholders approve merger...EPA investigating benzene release at BP's Texas City refinery...Texas unemployment rate raises to 8.3 percent...
September 17, 2010 10:01 pm
Attorney Says Top County Financial Official Innocent
The attorney for a top Harris County financial official charged with felony fraud and theft says his client hasn't done anything wrong. Pat Hernandez reports.
September 17, 2010 9:20 pm
University Of Houston Has New Parking Solution
If you've ever driven to the University of Houston campus during the day you've probably noticed how difficult it is to find a place to park. Now there is another option. Bill Stamps tell us what it is.
September 17, 2010 8:48 pm
HISD Board Votes in Favor of Stricter Ethics Policies
The Houston Independent School District Board has voted to strengthen the district's conflict of interest and financial ethics policies. The tighter rules will apply to all HISD employees, regardless of their position. Wendy Siegle has more.
September 17, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Art Chavez
The Houston architectural firm Page Southerland Page has been working in the Middle East, India and China, as well as in Africa. The firm's Art Chavez joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus" to talk about development in South Africa, where he attended a recent forum on opportunities throughout Africa.
September 17, 2010 9:03 am
Friday AM September 17th, 2010
The beta version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 is now available as a free download. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 16, 2010 11:02 pm
City Challenges Office Buildings to Go Green
The city is asking building owners and their tenants to become more sustainable in its first annual green office challenge. As Wendy Siegle reports, the year-long initiative calls on businesses to reduce their energy consumption, water use, and waste generation.
September 16, 2010 11:01 pm
County Clerk: Good Things Came From This Experience
The Houston Fire Department says the cause of the multi-alarm fire that destroyed Harris County's election machines has not been determined yet. Meanwhile, County Clerk Beverly Kaufman says she's working to guarantee the November elections will go on without a hitch. As Pat Hernandez tells us, Kaufman's confidence is a reflection of the job she has done the past sixteen years.