January 7, 2010 9:43 pm
New Study Suggests Capital Punishment is a Deterrent
Texas is set to carry out its first execution of 2010 this evening. Kenneth Mosley will be given a lethal injection for the 1997 murder of a suburban Dallas police officer during an attempted bank robbery.
Meanwhile, a new study suggests that capital punishment is actually a deterrent — at least in Texas. David Pitman reports.
January 7, 2010 9:38 pm
Flu Season Peaks Soon
The biggest push to get flu vaccines usually comes in the fall — but the biggest surge of flu outbreaks comes over the next few weeks. As Laurie Johnson reports — flu season is just now reaching its peak.
January 7, 2010 9:18 pm
Longhorn Fans Snatch up Gear
Tonight is as big as it gets for Longhorn fans. The University of Texas will play Alabama for college football's national championship. Even though the game is being played at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, local UT fans have been stocking up on anything with a UT logo. Bill Stamps has the story.
January 6, 2010 11:00 pm
Houston Preps for Hard Freeze
Practically unheard of low temperatures are forecast for the Houston area over the next couple of days.
Houston's new Mayor Annise Parker spent most of her first post city-council press conference addressing the city's plans for the hard freeze. Laurie Johnson reports.
January 6, 2010 10:13 pm
Wednesday PM January 6th, 2009
Retailers encouraged by modest sales gains…Consumer Electronics Show showcasing newest electronic gadgets…Number of workers claiming job discrimination surges to new highs…
January 6, 2010 10:06 pm
New Ozone Standard
A new air quality standard being proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency will limit ozone pollution. The proposed rule is being welcomed by environment groups, medical communities and lawmakers. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 6, 2010 9:12 pm
FEMA Buy-Out On Bolivar Includes 800 Homes
The federal government has agreed to pay the bulk of the bill to buy out nearly 800 homeowners on Bolivar Peninsula. The move ensures nobody will rebuild homes that in many cases were completely destroyed or heavily damaged during Hurricane Ike. Jack Williams reports.
January 6, 2010 8:54 pm
Time to Bring the Pets Inside
Animal experts are warning pet owners not to forget about their dogs and cats during this cold front. Bill Stamps talked with one of those experts and has this report on what people should do with their pets when the temperature drops.
January 6, 2010 5:00 am
Wednesday AM January 6th, 2009
A combination of shopping at discount and warehouse stores, watching sales and coupon consciousness can make a big difference in helping feed your family. Ed Mayberry talked with the author of "The Coupon Mom's Guide to Cutting Your Grocery Bills in Half."
January 5, 2010 10:32 pm
Hurricane Center Extends Lead Time for Big Storms
It's a tool that could help local emergency managers make faster decisions when tropical storms and hurricanes come our way. The National Hurricane Center is extending its lead time for those watches and warnings by 12 hours. Jack Williams explains.
January 5, 2010 10:27 pm
Is Your Anti-Freeze Prepared For Frigid Weather?
With temperatures expected to dip into the mid-to-low 20's by Friday morning, now is the time for drivers in Houston to make sure their cars are prepared to handle the frigid weather.
And, as David Pitman reports, just because the radiator "looks" full, that doesn't mean the anti-freeze in it is up to snuff.
January 5, 2010 9:43 pm
Houston's Animal Control Has New Boss
Mayor Anise Parker isn't the only one people will be watching closely as the new year gets underway. The City of Houston's Bureau of Animal Regulations and Care has a new leader as well. As Bill Stamps reports, the new manager takes over a troubled department with a history of turmoil.
January 5, 2010 9:24 pm
Tuesday PM January 5th, 2009
Buyers purchasing previously occupied homes falls sharply in November…Mixed sales results for automakers…Conference Board says job satisfaction at lowest level in 22 years…
January 5, 2010 8:57 pm
The Census Bureau is Looking for Thousands of Part Time Workers
The United States census will be conducted
this year, but before the counting begins the
U.S. Commerce department needs to hire people
to help with the count.
Rod Rice reports that one of the Houston areas
local offices opened today.
January 5, 2010 5:00 am
Tuesday AM January 5th, 2009
An index has been devised to measure the difficulty of finding employment in different major U.S. cities. Ed Mayberry reports
January 4, 2010 11:20 pm
Optimism Despite Challenges
Over a thousand people jammed the Wortham Theater downtown for the public inauguration of new Houston Mayor Annise Parker and other elected officials. In her speech, Parker outlined the challenges for Houston. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 4, 2010 9:55 pm
Helping the Homeless Brace for the Cold
The temperature is expected to dip down into the twenties tonight and the lows will remain in the twenties and thirties throughout the week. For many of us that just means turning up the heater, but for people on the streets, staying warm isn't that simple. Bill Stamps has the story.
January 4, 2010 9:35 pm
Monday PM January 4th, 2009
Airlines raise domestic fares with New Year…OSHA proposes $1.4 million penalties in July's CES Environmental Services explosion…2009 bankruptcy filings increase 32 per cent from previous year…
January 4, 2010 9:18 pm
New Bus Service for Eastern Harris County
Eastern Harris County residents have new bus service.
Harris County Transit Services used a 2.6 million dollar
grant to add two routes to an area that hasn't had much
mass transit since it opted out of Metro in the '80's.
Rod Rice reports.
January 4, 2010 11:00 am
Mayor Parker Says Budget, Infrastructure, and New Police Chief Are Top Priorities
A ceremonial inaguration will be held this morning for Houston's new mayor. Annise Parker officially took the oath of office over the weekend in a private ceremony. She chose to do it that way, because the mayor is required to take office by January 2nd. And by holding the public inaguration on a workday, Parker was able to avoid racking up a huge amount of overtime for all those city employees, such as the police, that need to be on hand during such an event. KUHF's David Pitman visited with Mayor Parker while she was cleaning out her controller's office a few days ago, and she told David that her top priority will be to make sure the city can continue to provide essential services with less money to go around.
January 4, 2010 3:53 am
Researchers at Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine say they're making progress in their efforts to turn nanoshells into versatile cancer killing tools. As Jack Williams reports, using the sub-microscopic shells as a platform, they're able to load-on a number of different cancer fighting tools for direct delivery to cancer cells.
January 4, 2010 2:33 am
Monday AM January 4th, 2009
Job losses began to level out as 2009 came to an end. That's encouraging to the former CEO of Corestaff Services, who now heads an early-stage biotechnology firm called Ameristem. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 4, 2010 2:19 am
Burn Fat With a Pill
At this time of year, many of us wish we could just pop a pill to get rid of the holiday pounds we've put on. A researcher at the University of Texas Health Science Center says someday, we can. Sort of. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on the complex future of the "exercise pill".
January 4, 2010 2:09 am
Friday PM January 1st, 2010
Tugboat captain and second mate relieved of duty after running aground near Exxon Valdez site…Biodiesel refining industry operating at 15 per cent capacity…Banks borrowing less from Federal Reserve…
January 4, 2010 2:06 am
Thursday PM December 31st, 2009
Unemployment claims drop…Retail gasoline prices rise…U.S. Attorney's Office will not prosecute Pilgrim's Pride for immigration violations…
January 1, 2010 8:00 pm
Houston recording industry produces regional and national hits
Houston has a recording studio industry which produces regional and national hits. Ed Mayberry visited Tierra Studios, which also acts as a music publisher and record label.
January 1, 2010 7:00 pm
This Old Green House — A Home From the '70's Shows It's Never Too Late To Go Green
When people hear the term "green" home, they usually think of something newly-built with the latest in renewable materials and efficient appliances.
But one home in suburban Houston that dates back to the Carter administration is proof that you don't "always" have to start from scratch to have a certified green home.
David Pitman reports.
December 31, 2009 8:00 pm
The A-Team Fights East End Graffiti
It's a problem that just won't go away. Graffiti. It's gotten so bad that Texas lawmakers recently changed the laws to impose stricter penalties on convicted taggers. In Houston's East End, businesses pay an extra tax that helps make sure tagger's so called artwork doesn't stay up very long. Bill Stamps explains.
December 31, 2009 7:00 pm
Discovering the Secrets in Old Cures
For 5,000 years, traditional Chinese medicine has relied on herbs and acupuncture to treat every type of illness. But these products aren't widespread in the U.S. — mostly because Western doctors don't really know how they work. Now, researchers at UT Health Science Center Houston are cracking open the ancient code. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
December 30, 2009 8:00 pm
U2 Church Final
Church and rock concerts don't usually mix. But on New Year's Eve a Houston church will host a communion service set to the music of U2. They call it U2-Charist and it's one of the many ways local churches are changing the way people think about worship. Laurie Johnson reports.