November 6, 2009 9:01 pm
Local Muslims Don't Expect Any Threats After Fort Hood
So far, there have been no reports of attacks against mosques or other Islamic organizations in the Houston area in retaliation for the Fort Hood shootings and local Muslims say they're working keep it that way.
David Pitman has that story.
November 6, 2009 10:00 am
Friday AM November 6th, 2009
Personal finance broadcaster Suze Orman from CNBC will talk about the economic climate and how best to weather the storm in an upcoming Houston appearance. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 5, 2009 11:08 pm
Recession Not Yet Behind Us
The Commerce Department reports an increase in the gross domestic product. Some economists hail it as a sign that the recession is over. But renowned University of Houston Economist Barton Smith says not so fast. He told business leaders at his Economic Forecast Symposium that the labor market, a key barometer of any recovery, has yet to rebound. Pat Hernandez has the story.
November 5, 2009 9:34 pm
Thursday PM November 5th, 2009
New unemployment claims fall, but higher unemployment rate expected from Labor Department...Gasoline prices stabilize...Chinese firm to buy two million tons of liquefied natural gas annually from ExxonMobil...
November 5, 2009 9:30 pm
METRO's Political Future Uncertain
With three new light rail lines already under construction and a fourth soon to break ground, METRO's chairman wants political leaders to restore full funding to the organization. As Laurie Johnson reports, Metro's physical presence in the region is growing, but that doesn't mean the money will follow.
November 5, 2009 9:00 pm
An HPD HISD Mentoring Program Expands
A Houston Police Department volunteer mentoring program has expanded in its second year at HISD.
November 5, 2009 11:00 am
METRO Chair Reflects On Challenges, Accomplishments As The End Of His Term Draws Near
The chairman of METRO today will deliver a "State of METRO" address. The Greater Houston Partnership is putting on the event, in which METRO Chair David Wolff will talk about the current status of light rail development, along with some of the logistical and political challenges facing the agency. Mr. Wolff sat down with KUHF's David Pitman to talk about those challenges. At the top of the list is the one-cent sales tax that came along with METRO's creation in the late 1970's.
November 5, 2009 6:00 am
Thursday AM November 5th, 2009
Health professionals from Blue Cross/Blue Shield and the Methodist Health System talked about health care reform issues at a recent roundtable in Houston. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 4, 2009 10:54 pm
Local Residents Concerned over Fate of Pavilion
A community pavilion in La Porte has been closed down since Ike and some residents want to see it back in operation. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports.
November 4, 2009 10:02 pm
Election Day Issues
Voter turnout for yesterday's election was predictably low with about 20 percent of registered Houstonians bothering to vote. Bill Stamps reports — a good number of people who did head to the polls found themselves at the wrong location.
November 4, 2009 9:46 pm
Flu Shot Supply being Replenished
Almost a week after Harris County reported it had run out of the swine flu vaccine, city of Houston clinics are running low on the injectable shots. While the supply is dwindling, another shipment is expected to arrive before the end of the week. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 4, 2009 9:24 pm
City Hall Shake-Up
Houston City Council will look a lot different in the next couple of months. At least five new councilmembers will sit around the table, along with a new mayor. Laurie Johnson reports.
November 4, 2009 8:55 pm
Shriners Reopens Today
Another institution in Galveston is getting back on its feet after Hurricane Ike.
Shriners Hospital for Children will offcially re-open today, more than a year after flooding forced the Shriners to send kids to other burn units.
David Pitman has the story.
November 4, 2009 8:51 pm
Wednesday PM November 4th, 2009
Federal Reserve keeps key interest rate at record low…Supply managers say service sector grew for second straight month…Retail sales show signs of rebound…
November 4, 2009 9:00 am
Wednesday AM November 4th, 2009
Cyber issues affecting government, business and individuals are discussed at Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 4, 2009 7:00 am
Race for Mayor Continues
Election Day is over but Annise Parker and Gene Locke aren't done campaigning. The two leading mayoral candidates will go head to head in a run-off election on December twelfth. Laurie Johnson reports on what's in store on the mayoral campaign trail.
November 4, 2009 6:36 am
Brown: Not a Speech I Wanted to Give
Architect and urban planner Peter Brown easily outspent his opponents in the race for mayor of Houston. But after the votes were counted last night, it was Brown who failed to make the run-off. He urged his supporters to stay involved in the process. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 4, 2009 5:17 am
Green and Khan in Controller Run-off
The race for city controller is another contest that will require a runoff. For most of the night it was Ron Green and Pam Holm in the lead. But by the end of the night, MJ Khan snuck his way into second place. Bill Stamps has more.
November 4, 2009 4:47 am
Locke Sets His Sight on Run-off
Former city attorney Gene Locke is gearing up for the run-off, saying he's going to stay focused on the issues. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 4, 2009 4:40 am
Top candidate in Houston Mayor Race credits strong grassroots support
There's going to be a runoff for Houston mayor, with city controller Annise Parker and former city attorney Gene Locke. Parker got nearly 31 percent of the vote, with Locke getting 25 percent. Gail Delaughter leads off our election coverage.
November 4, 2009 1:08 am
A Hands on Approach in Forming an Energy Policy
Policy debates in Washington are often influenced
by people with a specific agenda.
Policy makers are often people with no practical
experience in the debated field.
Rod Rice reports one man wanted to change that
dynamic as our leaders form an energy policy.
November 4, 2009 12:36 am
Tuesday PM November 3rd, 2009
Landry's board approves $1.2 billion acquisition by Tilman Fertitta…EPA says Houston's air may be improving…Texas cities get jury award in online hotel occupancy tax dispute…
November 3, 2009 5:00 am
Tuesday AM November 3rd, 2009
A new documentary is being shown at film festivals looking at America's reliance on oil, despite political promises from both sides of the aisle since the 1970s. Ed Mayberry reports.
November 2, 2009 11:09 pm
Controller hopefuls say they're ready for Election Day
The three candidates in line to be the City of Houston's next Controller say they're ready for today and hope voters do their part at the polls. As Jack Williams reports, the hopefuls, all current members of city council, say it's time to sit back and hope for the best.
November 2, 2009 11:00 pm
The Eve before the Political Storm
It's the day before the decision. All four candidates vying to be the next mayor of Houston feel confident of their chances of succeeding Bill White. They are also realists. They all know that no one will come out the clear winner. Next month, voters will more than likely decide between the top two finishers in the general election. Pat Hernandez has more.
November 2, 2009 9:46 pm
The good and not so good of credit card reform
Because of consumer complaints Washington
has reformed credit card laws.
The new rules take effect on February 10th.
Most are common sense reforms, according to
an area marketing professor.
But as Rod Rice reports, some can also have
November 2, 2009 9:34 pm
Mexicans Celebrate Dia De Los Muertos
Today marks the end of a 3-day celebration in Mexico.
Every year on October the 31st Americans celebrate Halloween. In Mexico and some parts of Latina America, they celebrate Dia de Los Muertos — Or Day of the Dead. But even though this holiday is celebrated one day after Halloween, its meanings and customs are completely different. Bill Stamps has more.
November 2, 2009 9:29 pm
Monday PM November 2nd, 2009
Former Enron broadband chief receives probation, home confinement…KBR ordered to cut its workforce in Iraq…Oil platform helicopter crash injures two workers…
November 2, 2009 6:00 am
What to Expect at the Polls
Election Day is tomorrow. Races for Houston mayor – city controller and a number of council positions are on the ballot. Voters will also decide the outcome of several statewide propositions. Laurie Johnson has more on what to expect at the polls.
November 2, 2009 5:00 am
Pharmacies Make Tamiflu Concoction
The recent wave of Swine Flu cases — particularly among children — has caused a big demand for Tamiflu. Here in Houston you can still get the medicine in capsule form, but the children's liquid version is pretty scarce. Bill Stamps reports on another option many people may not be aware of.