February 1, 2010 10:37 pm
Congress Holds Hearing on Football Injuries
The House Judiciary Committee meet in Houston to hear testimony on something that's on everybody's mind this week — the sport of football. With host Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, the committee wants to know if changes need to be made to prevent injuries to the brain. Bill Stamps has more.
February 1, 2010 10:03 pm
Texas Lawmakers Say They'll Fight to Save Constellation Program
Lawmakers from Texas and local economic development leaders say they'll fight to save NASA's Constellation program in the wake of President Obama's proposed budget that ditches the space agency's back-to-the-moon plan. As Jack Williams reports, some say the new budget proposal could have a chilling effect around NASA's Clear Lake campus.
February 1, 2010 9:29 pm
Doctors Predict Third Wave of H1N1
The flu season has not been as severe as public health officials feared. However — the natural progression of the flu indicates a new wave of outbreaks could take place over the next few weeks. As Laurie Johnson reports — there is still a strong chance that H1N1 will spread again.
February 1, 2010 9:25 pm
Monday PM February 1st, 2010
President Obama's $3.83 trillion budget proposal could affect NASA, oil exploration…Manufacturing activity grows for sixth straight month…Toyota expects dealers to have gas pedal repair parts in hand this week…
February 1, 2010 8:52 pm
Former Astronaut Says Man Space Flight May Not be Dead
The White House is promising to fight any congressional efforts to save NASA's "Constellation" program. The Obama administration's budget plan out today calls for Constellation to be scrapped.
NASA has spent nine billion dollars over the last few years on Constellation. It's intended to replace the aging shuttle fleet, and eventually return astronauts to the moon.
But at least one expert in the space industry says it's too soon to write off the program, just yet — as David Pitman reports.
February 1, 2010 10:30 am
What's In Houston's Water?
Recently, a non profit called The Environmental Working Group released a study of drinking water quality across the nation. Out of the 100 largest cities, Houston ranked 95th on their list. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on what this means for the water coming out of your tap.
February 1, 2010 10:00 am
Can Houston Continue to Lower Air Emissions?
For years, Houston has struggled to meet the EPA limits on ozone and other air pollutants. Now, the Obama administration wants to tighten the ozone standard even more. It's holding three public hearings across the country — one will take place here in Houston, tomorrow. Carrie Feibel reports.
January 31, 2010 11:00 pm
Monday AM February 1st, 2010
With traditional means of equity and debt financing less readily available, Shariah-compliant funding is an alternative to traditional banking for multinational corporations. Ed Mayberry talked with the Lord Mayor of London, who says the UK is becoming a leading center for Islamic financing.
January 29, 2010 10:12 pm
Upstart Medina Out to Impress in Second Debate
Tonight, republican candidates for governor will square off for their second debate. Governor Rick Perry and Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison are still the headliners, but observers are trying to figure out how Debra Medina could affect the GOP nomination. Shelley Kofler has more on what's happened to Medina since the first debate two weeks ago.
January 29, 2010 10:05 pm
Friday PM January 29th, 2010
Commerce Department reports brisk 5.7 percent economic growth rate; wages and benefits post modest fourth-quarter gain…Toyota find fix for sticking accelerator pedals…Electronic waste recycling event set for Saturday at HCC Northline…
January 29, 2010 9:35 pm
Taking a Stand Around the World
Houston Congressman Ted Poe is sponsoring legislation that addresses the issues of violence against women throughout the world. He joined local leaders at the Houston area women's center to raise awareness about the issue. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 29, 2010 8:53 pm
Need To Find The Next Metro Bus Or Train? There's An App For That
A software developer has come out with an application that he hopes will get more people into the habit of riding Metro busses and light rail lines.
The "Ride Houston" iPhone app is designed to make it easier to find the right bus or train at the right time.
More from from David Pitman.
January 29, 2010 6:36 am
Friday AM January 29th, 2010
A Robert Half International survey reveals that almost half of workers say they plan to change careers, jobs or industries when the economy recovers. When leaving a job, there are rules for exiting like a pro. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 29, 2010 1:38 am
Bauer Business Focus: Arthur Warga Interview
Houston's business community is remarkably diversified, which has helped soften the blow of the recession. It's the home of major oil and gas corporations. There's the Medical Center and a world-class biotechnology community. The focus of the nation's space program is at NASA. And there's the Port of Houston, which funnels goods into the country from around the world. Dean Arthur Warga from the Bauer Business School at the University of Houston talks with Ed Mayberry, in the Bauer Business Focus.
January 28, 2010 10:16 pm
What Happened to Boxing?
This week more than 500 boxers are in Houston taking part in the 74th Annual Southeast Texas Golden Gloves Tournament. There was once a time when a good fight was more popular and more talked about than the Super Bowl. But those days are gone and there are a number of opinions as to why. Bill Stamps has the story.
January 28, 2010 10:10 pm
Thursday PM January 27th, 2010
Job market remains weak, according to last Labor Department figures…Senate approves $1.9 trillion debt increase…Power plants operators say their computer networks have been infiltrated…
January 28, 2010 9:48 pm
Getting the Count Right this Time
Ten minutes to answer ten questions that will last ten years. In March, the 2010 Census will arrive in mailboxes throughout the Houston area. Mayor Annise Parker is calling on the business and religious communities to do their part to help get everyone counted. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 28, 2010 8:59 pm
State Insurers Take a Big Hit from Ike
The numbers are in and it turns out that
Hurricane Ike has been a very costly
catastrophe when it comec to insurance
Rod Rice reports the data has been
collected by an insurance trade group.
January 28, 2010 8:54 pm
Texas Lawmakers Respond to State Of the Union Address
Texas Democrats say President Obama proposed good ideas for job creation in his State of the Union address. But Lone Star Republicans are greeting the President's remarks with skepticism. Manuel Quinones reports from Washington.
January 28, 2010 9:00 am
KUHF Conversations: Houston Auto Show Opens
The 28th annual Houston Auto Show is going on right now at Reliant Center. David Pitman caught up with Wyatt Wainright, the president of the Houston Automobile Dealer's Association to talk the economy is affecting the show, and peoples' buying habits.
January 28, 2010 1:24 am
Thursday AM January 28th, 2010
The Recovery Act includes expansion of green technologies, and that's benefiting the solar power industry. A New York firm is launching a solar installer franchise program in Houston and other Texas cities. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 27, 2010 11:52 pm
Changes on the Way for Juvenile Justice System
The Harris County Juvenile Detention Center is undergoing some changes because of a new report that highlights both the good and the bad in the system. Harris County Judge Ed Emmett talked about some of those changes today. Bill Stamps has details.
January 27, 2010 11:24 pm
Wednesday PM January 27th, 2010
Toyota recall limits dealership sales…Sales of new homes falls 7.6 percent…Air tests reveal two Texas natural gas sites with "extremely high" levels of cancer-causing benzene…
January 27, 2010 11:01 pm
Houston Expands Curbside Recycling
The City of Houston plans to use stimulus funds to expand its curb side recycling program. About 20, 000 homes will be added for recycling collection. Laurie Johnson reports.
January 27, 2010 10:19 pm
Money Reward for Helping Students Academically
There are a lot of smiling faces in the Houston Independent School District. More than 40-million dollars in performance bonuses were handed out to teachers and staff whose students made the biggest gain scholastically. Pat Hernandez has the story.
January 27, 2010 10:12 pm
Environmental Impact of Oil Spill
Clean up of the largest oil spill in Texas since 1994 continues near Port Arthur this morning. Crews are working to recover the 462,000 gallons of crude from the Sabine-Neches waterway. So far, most of the oil has been contained, but some has started to seep into sensitive eco-systems. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports on the spill's current impact on wildlife and local residents, and the measures being taken to curb environmental damage.
January 27, 2010 9:25 pm
Education Pioneers to Recruit and Train Education Leaders
A national network of education leaders and
entrepreneurs is launching an effort in
Houston to recruit and train 100 new
education leaders by 2012.
Rod Rice reports that Education Pioneers
is coming to Houston because of grants
from the Houston Endowment and the
Arnold Family Foundation.
January 27, 2010 10:00 am
Wednesday AM January 27th, 2010
The sharp contraction experienced by the Texas oil and gas economy is beginning to ease, according to the latest Texas Petro Index. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 26, 2010 11:10 pm
The State of NASA
The president may use his State of the Union address Wednesday night to announce his plan for the future of human space flight. Workers at Johnson Space Center in Houston are anxiously awaiting the decision. Megan Hughes has more from Washington
January 26, 2010 10:51 pm
Deadlock Over Red Light Camera Penalty
Houston police want to put the brakes on drivers who disregard the city's red light cameras. A grace period for violators ends this weekend. That means HPD has permission to put holds on drivers' vehicle registration renewals. But as Laurie Johnson reports — HPD can't really move forward with their plan.