May 20, 2010 11:20 pm
Study Points to Possible Screening Test for Ovarian Cancer
Cancer of the ovaries is one of the deadliest cancers for women. It's usually diagnosed too late for treatment to work. But results announced today from a Houston-based study indicate that a screening test for ovarian cancer could be developed in the next five years. Carrie Feibel has more.
May 20, 2010 9:52 pm
Knowledge and Equipment Are A Lifesaver
There has been a decrease in the number of fatalities from boating accidents over the last couple of years. This weekend marks National Safe Boating week. Officials say life jackets and education are essential in keeping deaths from boating accidents down. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 20, 2010 9:50 pm
Thursday PM May 20th, 2010
BP installs live video feed of Gulf leak…Surge in new claims for unemployment benefits; Congress considers expansion of unemployment benefits…AAA predicts more Americans traveling over Memorial Day weekend, but spending less…
May 20, 2010 9:17 pm
Juvenile Crime drops in Harris County
Juvenile crime is down dramatically in Harris County. As Rod Rice reports it is due to a change in the way the county deals with young offenders. The advocacy group, Children at Risk, says authorities have shifted from a "do the crime, do the time" philosophy to one of community collaboration.
May 20, 2010 8:52 pm
Final Spacewalk for Atlantis Astronauts
NASA astronauts are resting today before the start of tomorrow's third and final space walk outside the International Space Station. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 20, 2010 5:12 am
Thursday AM May 20th, 2010
The Houston Apartment Association is looking at ways to adjust after a period of over-building. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 19, 2010 10:01 pm
Red Cross Trains Volunteers for Hurricane Season
With the hurricane season right around the corner the Red Cross is training volunteers how to run shelters. They hope the volunteers are never needed but officials say it's important they be ready just in case. Bill Stamps has more.
May 19, 2010 9:51 pm
UTMB: Inmate Care Won't Change Despite Layoffs
Layoffs within the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston's correctional care program won't change the quality of care offenders get. That according to officials at UTMB, who say 363 employees in the program will lose their jobs in July. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 19, 2010 9:37 pm
Using DNA to Eliminate Suspects
It's a crime that still haunts a Katy neighborhood more than two decades later. The body of a real estate agent was found in a bedroom of a model home where she had an office. Detectives with the Harris County Sheriff's Cold Case Squad hope DNA evidence will help them crack the case. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 19, 2010 8:52 pm
Analyst Puts BP Gulf Oil Spill Into Perspective
The debate continues over exactly how much oil is spewing from a ruptured well in the Gulf of Mexico. Some scientists who have reviewed video of the busted pipe say it could be somewhere around 50 to 70-thousand barrels a day, while BP has held fast to its official figure of 5-thousand barrels day. Either way, it's a lot of oil. And one researcher has come up with a 'different' way to quantify it. David Pitman reports.
May 19, 2010 8:46 pm
Wednesday PM May 19th, 2010
Monitoring the Gulf of Mexico oil slick: from Louisiana to Florida, and now discussions with Cuba…Consumer prices decline for first time in 13 months…Southwest Airlines says outlook for 2010 much better than a year ago, if fuel prices don’t spike…
May 19, 2010 9:50 am
KUHF Conversations: HISD's Angela Miller
The final round of public comment gets underway Wednesday in the political and academic battle over new history and social studies standards for K-12 students in Texas Public Schools. Conservatives on the State Board of Education have presented, and will likely approve, hundreds of changes to the cirricula to balance out what they see as a liberal slant to the current standards. To get an idea of how these changes would affect teachers and students, KUHF's David Pitman got in touch with Angela Miller. She manages the social studies cirricula for secondary students in the Houston Independent School District.
May 19, 2010 6:40 am
Wednesday AM May 19th, 2010
A documentary about the Niger Delta oil conflict is being screened in Houston next week. Ed Mayberry talked with the filmmaker about her award-winning film "Sweet Crude," which even cost her a few days in a Nigerian jail.
May 18, 2010 11:04 pm
Officials Say: Gulf Wildlife Could Suffer For Years From Oil Spill
The Deepwater Horizon spill is still leaking oil, but wildlife agencies are already mobilizing to measure and contain the damage to the gulf ecosystem. Only a few dozen oil-covered birds have been found so far, but experts say that more biological damage is inevitable, and the scope will be extensive. Carrie Feibel has more.
May 18, 2010 9:22 pm
Tuesday PM May 18th, 2010
BP siphoning tube bringing Gulf leak crude to surface at faster rate...Single-family home sales in Houston up for second consecutive month...University of Houston System Board of Regents approves $1.3 billion 2011 budget...
May 18, 2010 9:13 pm
Keeping the Space Program in the Area
Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia joins a group of Houston area residents on a trip to Washington. The group is comprised of NASA supporters hoping to stress to the importance of full funding for space programs. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 18, 2010 8:18 pm
Hutchison Still Not Sure About Financial Reform Vote
Republican Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison is still unsure about her vote on financial reform legislation despite being successful in pushing for major changes to the bill. Senate lawmakers may vote later today on whether to cut off debate and move on to final passage. Manuel Quinones reports from Washington.
May 18, 2010 6:12 am
Tuesday AM May 18th, 2010
One of the largest annual events for women business owners in Texas gets underway this week in Houston. The Women's Business Enterprise Alliance holds its supplier event on Thursday at Reliant Center. Ed Mayberry reports.
May 17, 2010 10:23 pm
Sheriff Forms Advisory Panel
Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia has put together a committee he hopes will ward off controversy when it comes to the deportation of jailed illegal immigrants. The sheriff says the advisory committee will make recommendations on how the program is run. Bill Stamps has more.
May 17, 2010 9:42 pm
Emergency Docs Fear ER Crowding Could Get Worse Under Health Reform
The national health reform law could help millions of uninsured Americans get health coverage. But critics say the law neglected to address the question of where all those newly insured Americans will go. A survey of emergency physicians released today shows they are nervous about ER'S becoming even more crowded than they already are. Carrie Feibel has more.
May 17, 2010 9:25 pm
BP Tries New Tactic to Plug Oil Well
BP officials plan to try a new method to stop the flow of oil from a leaking well in the Gulf of Mexico. The plan — known as top kill — could go into effect by the end of the week. Laurie Johnson has more.
May 17, 2010 8:49 pm
Governor Defends Rented Mansion
Governor Rick Perry is defending the amount of taxpayer money he has spent on a rental home while the governor's mansion is being renovated. But critics say Perry's campaign may have violated state disclosure laws because of how he has reported some of the spending. David Pitman reports.
May 17, 2010 8:46 pm
Monday PM May 17th, 2010
BP fashions tube to draw some leaking oil up into tanker…IRS outlines health care tax credit for small businesses…National Conference of State Legislatures finds cuts in children’s programs in current economy…
May 17, 2010 6:24 am
Monday AM May 17th, 2010
A Texas A&M oceanographer says the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could hit Texas beaches if currents change. Dr. Piers Chapman says the slick mainly threatens the upper Gulf Coast east of the Mississippi Delta, but winds and currents in the Gulf can change quickly.
May 17, 2010 4:17 am
How the Oil Spill Clean-up Works
While engineers try to come up with ways to cap the leaking oil well in the Gulf of Mexico — thousands of people are working on cleaning up the giant oil slick. Laurie Johnson explains the different attack methods used against the thick globs of crude oil.
May 17, 2010 2:46 am
The Woodlands Aims to Become Bike-Friendly Community
Across the nation, more and more people are swapping their cars for their bicycles. Still, the majority of workers continue to commute by car. In an effort to help wean drivers off their gas guzzlers, cyclists in the woodlands are taking action to encourage more members of their community to get on their bikes. In the latest installment of the KUHF NewsLab's "Exploring Houston" series, Wendy Siegle reports on this north Houston township's ambition to be recognized as a bicycle friendly community.
May 14, 2010 10:22 pm
BCM Opens Museum Honoring Heart Surgeon Dr. DeBakey
A museum and library honoring the life of pioneering heart surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey opened today at the Baylor College of Medicine. As David Pitman reports, the museum is the culmination of more than 25 years of discussion and planning to build a showcase for Dr. DeBakey's innovations.
May 14, 2010 9:51 pm
Attorney: Video Only Part Of The Problem
A Houston teacher who was fired after being videotaped beating a 13 year old student, has apologized for her actions. Her attorney says the incident that was caught on a cell phone camera is the "tip of the iceberg" of problems plaguing the alternative school. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 14, 2010 9:38 pm
Friday PM May 14th, 2010
BP continues effort to plug leak in Gulf of Mexico…Chevron cutting 570 jobs in Houston…Internal Revenue Service to host weekend nationwide Open House to help small businesses and individuals solve tax problems…
May 14, 2010 9:01 pm
Search Resumes For Missing Spring Teen
The search for a missing Spring girl continues this weekend two-and-a-half weeks
after Ali Lowitzer stepped off her school bus and disappeared. Laurie Johnson has the latest.