July 27, 2010 1:05 am
Helping Asian Domestic Violence Victims
In some parts of the world, the chances of a man being prosecuted for domestic violence may be fifty-fifty or worse. So what happens when those families immigrate to the United States and bring their cultural norms or way of thinking with them. Bill Stamps talked with two women from a Houston non profit agency called Asians Against Domestic Abuse.
July 26, 2010 10:18 pm
Another Gulf Oil Spill Disaster?
Those portable trailers used in the wake of hurricane Katrina that were found to contain unhealthy levels of formaldehyde, have returned to the Gulf Coast. But instead of FEMA being responsible for the trailers' return, local agencies and private companies have been buying the units to house workers involved in the oil spill cleanup effort. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 26, 2010 9:26 pm
MFAH Eagle Collection
Some of the most noteworthy pieces of contemporary craft are on their way to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. As David Pitman reports, the MFAH today announced the acquisition of the "Eagle" collection.
July 26, 2010 8:58 pm
Monday PM July 26th, 2010
Change at the top appears imminent at BP...Lundberg survey finds gasoline prices rising slightly...Families of those who died from Concorde crash in Paris mark tenth anniversary...
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 20
Today is the twentieth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, OR ADA. From wheelchair ramps to sign language interpreters, the changes wrought by the ADA are everywhere. KUHF Health, Science and Technology Reporter Carrie Feibel has more.
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
Major Project to Reduce Flooding
After nearly two decades of construction, the widening and deepening of the final segment of Sims Bayou is underway. The project is designed to reduce flooding along the bayou in south central Houston and Harris County. Pat Hernandez takes a look at the project.
July 26, 2010 10:00 am
Monday AM July 26th, 2010
Even with the Commerce Department data indicating resumed growth, nearly two-thirds of Americans believe the economy has yet to hit bottom, according to a new survey. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 23, 2010 10:18 pm
Using Google to Warn of Flooding
The flood warning system that protects the Texas Medical Center gets an upgrade. Web-based maps have been added that allow users to be warned about impending floods that could impact the area around the Medical Center. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 23, 2010 9:54 pm
Friday PM July 23rd, 2010
Workers clear oil spill area as Tropical Storm Bonnie approaches...White House borrowing 41 cents of every dollar spent...Consumer Electronics Association ups its projections for sales to retailers...
July 23, 2010 9:45 pm
Smelly Flower Finally Stinks It Up
The corpse flower has finally bloomed, and the stink does not disappoint. The rare tropical plant opened early this morning at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, ending two weeks of botanical excitement across Houston. KUHF Health Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel went over for a sniff.
July 23, 2010 10:00 am
Friday AM July 23rd, 2010
The Texas Petro Index — a compilation of economic indicators for oil and gas — has increased for six consecutive months. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 23, 2010 10:00 am
Bauer Business Focus: Bruce Butler
Houston has several business incubators, such as Bio-Houston and the Houston Technology Center. The UT Health Science Center at Houston has a biotechnology commercialization center, which leases space to Texas-based startups. The Center's Bruce Butler joins Ed Mayberry on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus."
July 22, 2010 10:57 pm
Thursday PM July 22nd, 2010
Time out for BP oil spill effort because of approaching tropical depression...Continental Airlines quarterly profit points to recovery...Congress approves restoration of unemployment insurance for those out of work for six months or more...
July 22, 2010 10:45 pm
More Money for a Bus Ticket?
It's only been two years since Metro last raised its fares, but two years ago is also when the econony began to take a turn for the worse. Now Metro says another fare increase is a possibility. Bill Stamps has more.
July 22, 2010 10:08 pm
Houston Partners With The Electric Vehicle (EV) Project
The EV Project, one of the largest electric vehicle initiatives in the U.S., has come to Houston. Clean tech giant ECOtality runs the project and is partnering with the city in an effort to advance the creation of Houston's electric car infrastructure. Wendy Siegle reports.
July 22, 2010 9:42 pm
Crisis Calls Rise Dramatically
Houston's Crisis Center is seeing a startling increase in the number of suicide-related calls this year. The economy and job losses are among the top reasons people say they need help. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 22, 2010 9:35 pm
Business Travel, Star Alliance, Help Continental Post Impressive Q2 Profit
Continental Airlines says it's hoping to keep up the momentum from the first half of the year into the second half of 2010. As David Pitman reports, fewer flights and more passengers helped the Houston-based carrier to its best second-quarter performance in ten years.
July 22, 2010 10:00 am
Thursday AM July 22th, 2010
Being successful in the workplace requires a healthy sense of self-worth and self-confidence. A new book explains how women can achieve balance by identifying their unique gifts and talents. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 21, 2010 11:35 pm
House Space Plan Counters President's Vision
The House Science Committee marks up its version of a NASA funding bill on Thursday. It would counter many of President Obama's proposals for the United States Space Program. Local lawmakers hope the measure helps guarantee the Johnson Space Center will continue to play a significant role in space exploration. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 21, 2010 9:35 pm
Job Seeking Experts Offer Advice
We continue to hear how tough it is to find jobs in this economic climate. On the other hand, we are told Texas continues to fare better than other states. Today, Houston Community College held the first of several job training fests. Bill Stamps stopped by to see what people are saying about the Houston Job Market.
July 21, 2010 8:56 pm
Wednesday PM July 21th, 2010
Storms threaten well plugging efforts in Gulf...President Obama signs into law an overhaul of banking and Wall Street regulations...Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke tells Congress the economic outlook remains "unusually uncertain"...
July 21, 2010 8:53 pm
Texas Physicians Oppose New Healthcare Law
A new survey of Texas doctors shows an overwhelming majority of them are disappointed in the new federal healthcare reforms. The survey shows they're worried the new law won't lower costs or improve care. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 21, 2010 10:00 am
Wednesday AM July 21st, 2010
Economic sentiment among small business owners remains relatively flat, in spite of the government's stimulus efforts. Gulf Coast states are more pessimistic than the national average. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 20, 2010 11:40 pm
Pounds Fill Up
It is a trend happening at animal shelters here and across the country. They're receiving more dogs and cats due to the economy, and pet adoptions aren't keeping up. Pat Hernandez has more.
July 20, 2010 9:57 pm
Tuesday PM July 20th, 2010
Extension of unemployment benefits winds way through Congress...United and Continental pilots agree on main points of transition agreement...Apache buys BP assets in $7 billion deal...
July 20, 2010 9:53 pm
Perry Makes Stop in Houston
Governor Rick Perry was in Houston speaking to a group of retired firefighters. Perry didn't mention his reelection campaign during the speech but afterward touched on a number of issues, including his challenger Bill White. KUHF'S Bill Stamps has more.
July 20, 2010 9:25 pm
Historic Preservation Gets Some Teeth
The city wants public comments on proposed changes to its Historic Preservation Ordinance. The new ordinance would tighten up some restrictions for the kind of development that can be built in historic districts. It would also make it easier for neighborhoods to get a historic designation. Laurie Johnson reports.
July 20, 2010 9:18 pm
Galveston ISD Makes Some Students Come Earlier, Others Stay Later, for 2010-2011 School Year
The Galveston Independent School District is changing its schedule for the upcoming school year. As David Pitman reports, it's part of a new plan to make the bus system run more efficiently.
July 20, 2010 10:00 am
Tuesday AM July 20th, 2010
A Houston military veteran will receive a complete financial makeover this summer as part of a nationwide program aimed at financial responsibility. Jack Williams reports.
July 19, 2010 10:51 pm
D.A. Says City Needs Bigger DNA Lab
Harris County District Attorney Pat Lykos says the Houston Police Department's DNA Lab is unable to keep up with current demands. Lykos says there's such a backlog right now that a bigger temporary facility is needed in order to catch up. Bill Stamps has more.