October 26, 2009 5:00 am
Young Woman Should Think Pink
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a good time to remind women over 40 about the importance of regular breast cancer screenings. Local organizations are hosting events all month long, from the Race for the Cure to the Breast Health Summit. One such organization wants to remind ALL women to think about their breast health-from their early twenties on. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
October 26, 2009 1:00 am
Monday AM October 26th, 2009
Strict new rules will soon take effect for lenders, including limits on when and how banks hike rates. It could be a time to take stock of your credit situation. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 26, 2009 12:00 am
Marathon Oil links to new Gulf of Mexico Discovery
A massive welding and spooling operation is underway in south Texas, as Marathon Oil lays new pipeline on the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 23, 2009 9:57 pm
Houston Moves Forward in World Cup Bid
The City of Houston and Harris County are one step closer in their bid to host the 2018 World Cup. Houston and Reliant Stadium have passed another round in the selection process and now goes forward competing against other U.S. cities and other countries. Bill Stamps has the latest.
October 23, 2009 9:35 pm
The Newest and Most Violent Drug Cartel in this Country
It was the largest single strike at Mexican drug operations in the United States. More than 300-people were arrested in raids in the Houston area and across the country. Authorities say the federal roundup was targeted at one cartel in particular. Pat Hernandez tells us why.
October 23, 2009 9:00 pm
Friday PM October 23rd, 2009
Schlumberger profits down, but says worst effects of economic slump may be over…home resales rise to highest level in more than two years…Houston hotels note declining occupancy rate…
October 23, 2009 6:00 am
Friday AM October 23rd, 2009
Several members of Congress have joined the House Natural Gas Caucus to promote the use of natural gas as a means of greater energy independence. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 22, 2009 10:28 pm
Pollution Control Partnership
It's about the air we breathe. An agreement is signed between the City of Houston and Harris County to catch pollution violators. Officials say the effort is expected to result in increased pollution control and Greater Protection of Public health. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 22, 2009 9:18 pm
Constable Suspends Taser Use
Now that a taser manufacturer has issued a warning to law enforcement, a Harris County constable is putting the weapons off limits until further notice. Bill Stamps has more.
October 22, 2009 8:54 pm
Thursday PM October 22nd, 2009
Gasoline prices 14 cents higher this week…House Financial Services Committee votes to speed up enactment of new credit card rules…Houston biotech firm LaserGen receiving award from Texas Emerging Technology Fund…
October 22, 2009 6:00 am
Thursday AM October 22nd, 2009
The Secretary of the Interior has announced additional oil-shale research development and demonstration leases in three states. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 21, 2009 10:57 pm
Report Analyzes Toxic Chemical Releases in Texas Waterways
A statewide environmental organization has released a report summarizing the discharge of cancer-causing chemicals into Texas' waterways. From the KUHF NewsLab, Wendy Siegle reports.
October 21, 2009 10:27 pm
Proposition 11 Could Add Teeth to Current Eminent Domain Laws
Private property rights could get a big boost in Texas if voters approve a proposition that would add teeth to the state's current eminent domain laws. Proposition 11 amends the state constitution to include rules that limit the government's ability to condemn private property and then turn it over to private developers. Jack Williams reports.
October 21, 2009 9:52 pm
Cheaper but Brighter
No, your eyes are not playing tricks on you. More than half of Houston's signaled traffic intersections have been retrofitted with LED lights. Mayor Bill White says the changeover is already paying off in significant savings for the city. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 21, 2009 9:21 pm
Wednesday PM October 21st, 2009
Coast Guard contains tanker collision oil spill in Gulf of Mexico near Galveston…BAE Systems files supplemental protest in battle to keep military vehicle contract…Federal Reserve official: companies shouldn't get so big they must be bailed out to prevent damage to financial system…
October 21, 2009 9:08 pm
Oil Spill Off Galveston Coast
An oil spill is under investigation about 40 miles off the coast of Galveston. Coast Guard officials say two ships collided around midnight — causing one to spill about 18-thousand gallons of oil. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 21, 2009 6:00 am
Wednesday AM October 21st, 2009
Corporate downsizing often results in personnel finding themselves promoted to managerial positions overnight. A new book looks at the next steps that newly-appointed mid-level management should take. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 20, 2009 10:55 pm
A Constitutional Right to the Beach?: Prop 9
There are 11 different propositions on the ballot this election season. Some, like Proposition 4, may look familiar; but a lot are pretty hard to understand. There is one, however, that should ring a bell with Texans: Proposition 9, which guarantees the public's right to use the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico. Most people probably think that is already the public's right. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez explains.
October 20, 2009 9:51 pm
Local Programs Aim to Keep Kids in School
Last month many HISD Administrators, including the new superintendent, hit the streets looking for students who had dropped out of school. It's become a cliché, but social service agencies believe staying in school really is the key to quality of life in adulthood. Bill Stamps reports on several programs that aim to do just that.
October 20, 2009 9:14 pm
New Technology & Personal Responsibility Help to Reduce Auto Theft
At an average of 42 per day, Houston has the highest number of auto thefts in Texas. Area law enforcement agencies are teaming up to reduce that number. Retailers of well known products were at the Houston Police Department to talk about technology that could prevent the theft of a vehicle. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 20, 2009 8:55 pm
Tuesday PM October 20th, 2009
Appeals court orders acquittals for former Enron broadband executive…Single-family home sales up 32 per cent compared to year ago, around time of Hurricane Ike…Construction of new homes edge up slightly in September…
October 20, 2009 7:00 am
Tuesday AM October 20th, 2009
Texas has fared better economically than most other regions during the recession. Governor Rick Perry told the Greater Houston Builders Association that's because of business-friendly regulations. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 19, 2009 10:38 pm
Decision Time for Voters
If you want to get an early jump on the November third election, now is the time to do it. Early voting is underway in the Houston area. Election officials anticipate turnout to be brisk as a new Houston mayor will dominate local activity at the polls. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 19, 2009 10:14 pm
Monday PM October 19th, 2009
NAFTA officials discuss Mexican truck issue…Texas governor tells builders state is faring better economically than rest of nation…Former Ken Lay defense attorney joins R. Allen Stanford defense team…
October 19, 2009 9:13 pm
Red Light Camera Violators Beware
Red light camera scofflaws may soon have a new penalty facing them. An agreement between Houston and Harris County could mean people who don't pay their red light camera tickets won't be able to renew their vehicle registration. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 19, 2009 9:02 pm
Fighting Domestic Violence
October is National Family Violence Awareness Month. In Texas alone, some 136 women were killed last year by their boyfriend or husband. The Houston Police Department recently held a forum to inform to give young women the information they need to better deal with this issue. Bill Stamps has more.
October 19, 2009 8:42 pm
DPS Realigns Services at the Gessner Office
The Department of Public Safety is eliminating some services at the Driver License Office on Gessner.
Rod Rice reports the changes are aimed at better service.
October 19, 2009 9:00 am
Tier One Status Could Have Big Economic Impact on Houston
A proposed constitutional amendment goes before voters on November 3rd to establish a fund to help emerging research universities achieve more prominence. Seven public universities in Texas — including the University of Houston — are vying for "Tier One" status. University of Houston System Board of Regents Chairman Welcome Wilson, Senior has been working to explain proposition four, and spoke with Ed Mayberry.
October 19, 2009 8:00 am
Warning for Teenagers to Buckle Up
This week is National Teen Driver Safety Week, and Texas law enforcement will be on the roads to remind teenagers to buckle up, no matter where they're riding in the car. Surveys by the Texas Department of Transportation show that young people aren't buckling up — a habit that could be deadly. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 19, 2009 5:31 am
Mayoral Campaigns Go Viral
Early voting for the Mayoral Election starts today. If you're still not sure who to vote for, you might want to check out who your friends have picked. At least, that's what the campaigns are hoping you'll do using Facebook, Twitter, and MySpace. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports on how the campaigns are using social networking.