March 9, 2010 10:40 pm
Judge Rescinds Death Penalty Ruling
A Houston judge who ruled the death penalty is unconstitutional has rescinded that ruling. His decision allows attorneys on both sides of a death penalty case to present briefings on the validity of capital punishment. Laurie Johnson reports.
March 9, 2010 10:35 pm
Harris County Budget: No Frills
It took some doing, but Harris County Commissioners approved a new budget that is less than the blueprint of last year. It also contains no property tax increase and no layoffs. But it does contain some painful budget decisions. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 9, 2010 9:57 pm
Missing Energy Exec's Body Found
Searchers in New Orleans have found the body of Houston energy executive Doug Schantz. The body was pulled from the Mississippi River earlier this morning. Bill Stamps has more.
March 9, 2010 9:25 pm
Tuesday PM March 9th, 2010
Body of missing Houston oil executive recovered from Mississippi River in New Orleans…Coast Guard and NTSB begin formal hearing into January tanker collision that led to oil spill…CERA Week brings energy executives, analysts to Houston…
March 9, 2010 9:02 pm
'Scareware' Targeting More Computer Users
Computer security experts say they're seeing more users fall victim to a scam that promises to fix whatever viruses might be on their computers, while giving criminals access to their personal information. David Pitman reports.
March 9, 2010 8:47 pm
Today HBA Holds Tax-A-Thon
If you've got a tax problem the Houston Bar Association is offering free legal help today. Rod Rice reports.
March 9, 2010 10:15 am
Tuesday AM March 9th, 2010
Hiring in the Houston area is expected to pick up at a healthy pace in the second quarter. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey expects a net employment outlook of 13 per cent, as Ed Mayberry reports.
March 8, 2010 10:53 pm
Still No Sign of Missing Energy Exec
The family of missing Houston energy executive Doug Schantz is making a plea to the public for help. Schantz went missing early Friday while on a business trip in New Orleans. Bill Stamps has the latest.
March 8, 2010 10:22 pm
Celebrity with a Cause
When country music superstar Tim McGraw makes a stop at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo tonight, fans will be happy to know that a portion of the proceeds from his tour stop will benefit SEARCH Homeless Services. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 8, 2010 9:41 pm
Energy Efficient, Low Cost Homes
Most people think that making their homes energy efficient is a luxury. So it may be surprising that some of the most energy efficient homes in Houston are in low income communities. Melissa Galvez has more.
March 8, 2010 9:27 pm
Monday PM March 8th, 2010
HISD resolves FCC dispute, unlocks technology funding…Texas faces $11 billion shortfall in next budget…Gasoline rises nearly ten cents over past two weeks…
March 8, 2010 9:35 am
Monday AM March 8th, 2010
A survey indicates small business owners believe stockpiling cash is the best strategy for surviving the current economic climate. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 8, 2010 5:20 am
Spring Break Alcohol Prevention
Harris County is one of the most populated counties in the United States. It also has more drunk driving deaths per capita than any other county. With spring break around the corner, Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Houston Police Department are launching an effort at area high schools to remind young people about the dangers of drinking and driving. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 8, 2010 5:09 am
HISD Launches Radio Station
By the summer, Houston will welcome a new radio station-launched by the Houston Independent School District. It’s the first of its kind in the country, and it won’t be available on your FM dial. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has more.
March 5, 2010 11:05 pm
Houston Doctors Try to Save Lives and Limbs in Small Rural Hospital in Haiti
While attention has shifted to the recent earthquake in Chile, thousands of Haitians are still struggling with untreated injuries. A team of 24 doctors and nurses from the Texas Medical Center spent this past week in the northern Haitian town of Milot. Carrie Feibel spoke to one doctor between surgeries.
March 5, 2010 10:55 pm
Friday PM March 5th, 2010
Unemployment holds at 9.7; Manpower expects renewed hiring in Houston during second quarter…AAA notes further rise in gasoline retail prices…Treasury to unveil new $100 design…
March 5, 2010 9:55 pm
Clean up Volunteers Needed
Organizers of the Great American Clean Up are hoping for thousands of volunteers tomorrow. They’ll be planting trees and picking up garbage at Wiess Park on Post Oak. Today they held a big campaign kickoff rally at Sam Houston Park. Bill Stamps has more.
March 5, 2010 9:11 pm
Expanding Veterinarians Treatment Options
Medicating a sick animal can be problematic. Giving a cat a pill can be a challenge, but as Rod Rice reports veterinarians can now offer pet owners more options thanks to compounding.
March 5, 2010 9:00 pm
Harris County Constables To Begin Warrant Round-Up
Harris County Constables have a message for people with outstanding traffic tickets, and other fines related to misdemeanors — pay up, or expect to be arrested. A warrant round-up is getting underway tomorrow, as David Pitman reports.
March 5, 2010 9:09 am
Bauer Business Focus: Janet Meade
Income Taxes are due in about six weeks. If you've electronically filed, chances are you've already received your tax refund, if you had one coming. The IRS hopes to have 80 percent of us filing online by 2013. In this week's Bauer Business Focus, Ed Mayberry talks with Janet Meade, an Associate Professor of Accountancy and Taxation at the University of Houston.
March 5, 2010 6:43 am
Friday AM March 5th, 2010
The Texas Workforce Commission says the state's unemployment rate held steady at 8.2 percent in January. But Houston's rate jumped to 8.8 per cent. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 4, 2010 10:37 pm
Kid Invasion at the Rodeo
It's day three of the Houston Livestock and Rodeo at Reliant Park. Country Music Star Kenny Chesney will take the stage in a few hours. Earlier today the Rodeo looked more like Disneyland…with all the kids roaming around. Bill Stamps stopped by and has this story.
March 4, 2010 9:22 pm
Illegal Dumping Plagues the East End
It's a big problem in the East End — illegal dumping. Houston police officers say they want to put a stop to it and are working with the East End Management District to tackle the mess head on. Wendy Siegle reports.
March 4, 2010 9:07 pm
Thursday PM March 4th, 2010
Layoffs easing nationwide…Houston’s unemployment rate rises; Texas rate holds steady…Capital One Bank’s economic outlook indicate consumers are seeing personal savings shrink…
March 4, 2010 8:58 pm
DPS Warns Teens To Avoid Mexican Border Towns During Spring Break
The Texas Department of Public Safety is, for the very first time, warning high school and college students to stay away from border towns in northern Mexico during spring break. The DPS says the recent spike in drug-and-gang-related violence has made those areas far too risky for a safe trip. David Pitman reports.
March 4, 2010 3:50 am
"Buckyball" Celebrates 25th Birthday, While Nanotechnology Flourishes
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the BuckyBall. The finding earned two Rice University chemists a Nobel Prize, and marked the emergence of nanotechnology — the ability to build and manipulate tiny bits of matter. "Nanotech" is hot in Houston, not only because of the discoveries made here, but because the research could have a huge impact on the energy and healthcare industries. Carrie Feibel reports.
March 3, 2010 11:28 pm
Thursday AM March 4th, 2010
Monthly job cuts fell last month to the lowest level since 2006. That's according to the latest report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 3, 2010 10:56 pm
Giving Bats a Home
Most people know that you can see bats emerge from the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin. But you might not know that 250,000 bats live under Houston's Waugh Drive Bridge. Despite these impressive numbers, bats across the city are in danger. But some boy scouts are ready to help. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez has the story.
March 3, 2010 9:39 pm
Plotting Strategy to Unseat the Incumbent
Democratic gubernatorial nominee Bill White says GOP opponent Rick Perry has honed his tactics of diverting attention from his own poor job performance as governor. The day after he beat six primary opponents to win the party's nomination, White told reporters in Houston that it's time for change in Austin. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 3, 2010 9:05 pm
Wednesday PM March 3rd, 2010
ISM says service sector experiencing fastest growth rate in more than two years…Credit card defaults surge to over 11 percent…Radisson launches $1.5 billion rebranding plan…