March 25, 2010 11:14 pm
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March 25, 2010 10:28 pm
Local officials hope a barrage of visits to Washington DC will convince Congress to save NASA's human spaceflight program. Last week Houston mayor Annise Parker lobbied Congress. This week — Harris County Commissioner Sylvia Garcia and members of the Bay Area Economic Partnership followed up with more Congressional meetings. Laurie Johnson reports.
March 25, 2010 10:07 pm
Several Texas Democrats in Congress have called on Attorney General Greg Abbott to suspend his lawsuit over the new health care law. They say the lawsuit could prevent 6 million Texans from getting health insurance. Peter Granitz reports from Washington.
March 25, 2010 9:09 pm
After years in the planning, the Harris County Houston Sports Authority has voted to be a part of an effort to build a stadium for the Houston Dynamo soccer team. The municipal stadium would be shared by the city and county. The tentative agreement calls for the Dynamo to put up 60-million of the 80-million dollar cost, and the city and county to chip in the remaining 20-million. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 25, 2010 8:20 pm
The unemployment rate in Texas is holding steady — even though January's job gains were wiped out by last month's job losses. Details from David Pitman.
March 25, 2010 9:22 am
With spring and summer just around the corner many people will be buying new outdoor recreation equipment like tents. But before you throw out your old one, listen to this. Bill Stamps reports how it could benefit the people of Haiti.
March 25, 2010 6:55 am
Spring Shoulder Season bargains are appearing on travel web sites. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 24, 2010 11:15 pm
New home sales fall to lowest level on records dating to 1963…Former Continental employees on trial in Paris stemming from 2000 Concorde crash…Postal Service starts effort to discontinue Saturday delivery…
March 24, 2010 10:08 pm
The economy is forcing some school districts around the country to lay off teachers. They could wind up here In Houston. The HISD is heading west this week in search of instructors. Pat Hernandez tells us the district will offer incentives for teachers skilled in three areas.
March 24, 2010 9:31 pm
Houston's plan to sell the former Compaq Center to Lakewood Church hit a snag. Councilmembers delayed the deal because they think the city could get more money for the property. Laurie Johnson reports.
March 24, 2010 8:39 pm
The National Urban League's State of Black America Report finds that chronic unemployment has created a jobs crisis in urban neighborhoods. Rod Rice reports that the head of the League's local affiliate agrees with the findings.
March 24, 2010 9:55 am
With spring coming, you might want to take a bike ride around Houston. Now Google maps can help you with that. NewsLab reporter Melissa Galvez commuted to work by bike to see how it works.
March 24, 2010 8:46 am
According to the latest BBVA Compass Regional Watch Economic Report, strong growth in Asia will lead the global economic recovery. But the report says the United States will out-perform Europe and Japan, as Ed Mayberry reports.
March 24, 2010 6:37 am
Houston Police Detectives say they're still looking for solid leads in the shooting death of a 3-year-old girl over the weekend. Jack Williams has an update.
March 23, 2010 11:08 pm
Harris County and the City of Houston have agreed in principle on a stadium for the Houston Dynamo soccer team. The facility would be located east of downtown on land the city bought two years ago. Pat Hernandez has the story.
March 23, 2010 10:06 pm
More homeowners who live near Galveston Bay could join a lawsuit against the Port of Houston authority. Two homeowners filed suit this week, saying the round-the-clock activity at the Bayport container and cruise ship terminal is making it impossible to find any peace and quiet on their property. David Pitman reports.
March 23, 2010 10:00 pm
Existing home sales fall for third straight month…Report factors transportation costs into housing affordability for "drive ‘til you qualify" zones…Local officials push for more stringent maritime fuel standards at London meeting…
March 23, 2010 9:29 pm
Houston's historic Alabama Theatre could soon undergo renovations. As Laurie Johnson reports — Weingarten Realty is considering a plan to gut the interior and lease the space as a big box retail store.
March 23, 2010 9:15 pm
It's been five years since the Indian Ocean Tsunami. The Senior Director of the American Red Cross Tsunami Recovery Program managed more than 80 people across 10 countries to help the region recover. As Rod Rice reports, Gerald Anderson says there are some things all disaster have in common.
March 23, 2010 9:14 am
Many commuters across the nation turn to park and ride systems to get them to the office. Here in Houston, Park and Ride has been a viable alternative to the inevitable morning gridlock, especially for people living in the outer suburbs. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports on this public transit service that has some users wanting more.
March 23, 2010 7:56 am
The British Consulate in Houston co-hosted a workshop on energy efficiency to improve financial performance while reducing a company's carbon footprint. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 22, 2010 11:11 pm
Texas attorney general to legally challenge health care bill…Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo sets attendance record…Capital Metrorail begins passenger service connecting Leander and downtown Austin…
March 22, 2010 11:07 pm
Health care reform legislation that was passed by the Texas is one of 38 states threatening to challenge Congress's health care legislation. As Laurie Johnson reports — several state attorney generals say the federal healthcare overhaul is unconstitutional.
March 22, 2010 10:22 pm
U.S. House of Representatives insures 32-million Americans who lack coverage. It achieves the dream of every Democratic President since Franklin Roosevelt. But two Houston area lawmakers have very differing views on the historic measure. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 22, 2010 10:01 pm
There's no rest for crews at Reliant Park. The rodeo ended last night and workers immediately had to begin preparing for the NCAA men's Sweet Sixteen Regional Basketball Finals. Bill Stamps has more.
March 22, 2010 9:53 pm
One part of the health care overhaul package that has received little attention is a measure that would also dramatically change the federal student loan program. The bill is designed to save tens of billions of taxpayer dollars by essentially cutting out the middlemen. David Pitman has more.
March 22, 2010 7:50 am
Technology under development through Rice University could eliminate the need for checkout lines at the grocery store. As Laurie Johnson reports — Rice's nanotube research is part of an international effort to change the way retail stores track and sell inventory.
March 22, 2010 6:40 am
A survey shows that 75 percent of high-net-worth individuals will not be cutting back on their charitable spending, in spite of the economy. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 22, 2010 6:05 am
Charter schools have grown in popularity in recent years as parents look for ways to improve their child's educational experience. But just how much of a difference can a school make? A University of Houston professor researched the issue and has some interesting findings. Bill Stamps has more.
March 20, 2010 1:23 am
Gasoline prices rise with increase in demand, use of spring and summer blends…Houston delegation express support for NASA's Constellation program…Blockbuster vows to bounce back from debt load…