May 5, 2010 8:44 pm
Wednesday PM May 5th, 2010
BP caps one of three leaks in Gulf; other mitigation methods underway, including chemical dispersants and containment dome…Congress gears up for hearings on rig explosion and oil leak…Some surviving workers suing BP and Transocean…
May 5, 2010 4:39 am
Getting Intelligent on Transportation
Cars that talk to each other, buses that see in the snow, and cameras that help move accidents-these are just some of the ideas being discussed at the Intelligent Transportation Society Annual Conference in Houston this week. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how technology helps us move.
May 4, 2010 11:11 pm
A Gulf Coast Company Shows the Latest in Offshore Living
A Louisiana company exhibiting at this week's Offshore Technology Conference is bringing the comforts of home to offshore workers. But as Gail Delaughter reports, having a safe place to live is a top priority.
May 4, 2010 10:33 pm
Lawmaker Not Convinced
Houston Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee says she's not convinced the proposed merger between Continental and United Airlines will benefit the American people. She's written to the Attorney General and the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to review the agreement. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 4, 2010 10:17 pm
Tuesday PM May 4th, 2010
May 4, 2010 9:27 pm
Are Houstonians on Terror Alert?
Authorities are crediting the people of New York for helping foil that attempted car bombing. But what if something like that were to happen here? How aware and alert are Houston residents of potential terrorist situations? Bill Stamps looked into that question.
May 4, 2010 8:46 pm
Harris County Prepares for Hurricane Season 2010
Harris County is getting ready for the 2010 hurricane season, which officially begins in about four weeks. Today, the county Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, along with several local, state, and federal partner agencies, began a three-day exercise to make sure everyone knows exactly what to do if a catastrophic storm comes ashore. Officials are taking the lessons they learned from Hurricane Ike to focus on some weak spots that could use improvement, as David Pitman reports.
May 4, 2010 6:52 am
A Team-Based Approach For ALS Patients
When it comes to medical acronyms, few are more frightening than ALS. ALS is short for amyotrophic (ay-my-uh-trof-ik) lateral sclerosis. Also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, ALS is a fatal nerve disease that slowly paralyzes the entire body. There is no cure, and no one knows the cause. But the ALS clinic at Methodist Hospital is hardly a place of somber despair. KUHF Health, Science and Technology reporter Carrie Feibel visited and has this report.
May 4, 2010 6:19 am
BP Says Work to Contain Leaks Is Progressing
BP officials hope for better weather today as they continue their efforts to plug three oil leaks at a blown-out wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico. Jack Williams has an update.
May 3, 2010 11:46 pm
Tuesday AM May 4th, 2010
Executives from all over the world are getting a look at the latest developments in energy technology as they gather here in Houston. Gail Delaughter reports.
May 3, 2010 10:31 pm
City Leaders Talk About Merger
It remains to be seen how many jobs Houston will be lost as a result of the big United-Continental merger. But what everyone does agree on is that Houston will now be the hub for the largest airline in the world. Bill Stamps reports — city leaders say there's plenty of reason for optimism.
May 3, 2010 10:14 pm
Airline Merger: We All Gotta Ride it Out
Now that United Airlines agreed to merge with Houston based Continental Airlines to create the world's largest carrier, reaction in Houston to the proposed deal is mixed. Area lawmakers are concerned what impact it will have on Houston's economy. Continental employees hope they still have a job, and airline passengers wonder if ticket prices will change. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 3, 2010 9:50 pm
City Controller Identifies Payroll Glitch
As the city faces a 100-million dollar shortfall next year — auditors are looking for every opportunity to trim the budget. Correcting one small blip in the city's payroll system could save almost three quarters of a million dollars a year. Laurie Johnson reports.
May 3, 2010 9:38 pm
Monday PM May 3rd, 2010
May 3, 2010 8:58 pm
Lawmakers Push To Make Buffalo Bayou, Ship Channel Heritage Areas
Buffalo Bayou could become a National Heritage Area. But they don't come with some of the land-use restrictions that are often part of historical sites.
U.S. representative Gene Green announced today that he, along with Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, are introducing a bill that would designate buffalo bayou as the first National Heritage site in Texas.
David Pitman explains what that means for the bayou, and the port.
May 3, 2010 9:36 am
Flower Garden Banks; The Gulf's Only Marine Sanctuary
There is a unique protected natural area about 150 miles from downtown Houston and while you can visit and explore the area, the odds are you haven't. As Rod Rice reports unless you are a scuba diver the area is hard to get to.
May 3, 2010 6:33 am
Monday AM May 3rd, 2010
The job market for Americans 55 and older has never tougher, according to Challenger, Gray & Christmas, but there's a measurable demand for experienced workers. In fact, an analysis shows that those 55 and older represent the only segment of the population to experience net employment gains over the past year, according to John Challenger.
May 3, 2010 3:21 am
Harris County Secures Highest Rating Possible
Harris County is a good investment. That's according to Moody's Investor Services, one of the nation's top bond-rating agencies. It raised Harris County's bond rating to triple-a. That's the highest possible rating offered by the agency. Pat Hernandez tells us what that means for Harris County.
April 30, 2010 10:44 pm
Students Sign Academic Letters of Intent
Today was senior signing day for a number of high school students. They announced which colleges they'll be attending and signed a letter of intent, but unlike most signing ceremonies, this one had nothing to do with sports. Bill Stamps has the story.
April 30, 2010 10:28 pm
DPS Moves Conceal And Carry Applications To The Web
The state wants to cut down on the time it takes for people to get their concealed handgun permits. Starting tomorrow, the Department of Public Safety will begin accepting requests online, as David Pitman reports.
April 30, 2010 10:12 pm
Friday PM April 30th, 2010
Southern coastal state brace for oil to wash ashore…Baker Hughes to double its drill bit manufacturing capacity…Comic book retailers nationwide to hold ninth annual Free Comic Book Day on Saturday…
April 30, 2010 9:19 pm
Gulf Coast Lawmakers Mixed on Suspending Drilling
As oil keeps spewing into the Gulf of Mexico — area lawmakers on both
sides of the offshore drilling debate are arguing over what should be done.
Manuel Quinones reports from Washington.
April 30, 2010 9:15 pm
Texas Amps Up Driver Ed Requirements
This weekend the rules for driver education courses in Texas will change. Teens and adults taking the course must complete an additional 20 hours of behind the wheel training. As Laurie Johnson reports — the new guidelines are meant to improve safety and reduce accidents.
April 30, 2010 9:17 am
Bauer Business Focus: Dr. Rosalind Wyatt
The phrase "sustainable business" sounds environmental. But it also refers to "buying local" and the development of community partnerships. Dr. Rosalind Wyatt is our guest on this morning's "Bauer Business Focus," talking with Ed Mayberry about the economic benefits of sustainable development.
April 30, 2010 6:02 am
Friday AM April 30th, 2010
An Austin entrepreneur says just getting a new job — after being without one — should not be your only focus. The former IT executive says it's important to consider how to get ahead once you land the job. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 29, 2010 10:36 pm
Continental-United Merger May Be Necessary
Continental Airlines is considering merging with United Airlines to form a more profitable company. Since Continental is based in Houston, many are worried about the impact such a deal would have on the city. Bill Stamps reports — neither company may have many options.
April 29, 2010 10:03 pm
Response to Arizona Immigration Law
The new Arizona law cracking down on illegal immigration has sparked an uproar from the oldest Hispanic organization in the United States. LULAC, the League of United Latin American Citizens, announced an economic boycott of the State of Arizona until the law is repealed or declared unconstitutional. Pat Hernandez has the story.
April 29, 2010 9:41 pm
Thursday PM April 29th, 2010
Gulf of Mexico oil leak threatens coastline; Texas could see tar balls in a few weeks...President sends three cabinet members to oversee effort...Congress focuses energy prices and policy in spill's aftermath...
April 29, 2010 8:59 pm
New Facility Increases the Space and Ranking of Food Bank
The Houston Food Bank is one big step closer to becoming the largest food bank in the nation.
Today, the bank formally announced it has bought a warehouse that will eventually allow twice as much food to make its way to the hungry across southeast Texas.
David Pitman has more.
April 29, 2010 6:57 am
Thursday AM April 29th, 2010
The millennial generation numbers about 76 million strong in today's workforce, working alongside baby boomers and gen-Xers. How are they fitting in? Ed Mayberry reports.