July 3, 2009 10:50 pm
No Cost to attend July 4th Celebration Downtown
Houston's annual July 4th celebration tomorrow at Eleanor Tinsley Park downtown salutes local military heroes and honors the 40th anniversary of NASA's Apollo-11 lunar landing. Officials anticipate an even bigger crowd because for the first time, the event is free. But because of the hot weather, patrons are advised to dress appropriately. Pat Hernandez has the story.
July 3, 2009 9:00 am
Friday AM July 3rd, 2009
Job cuts announced in June fell to a 15-month low, according to outplacement consultants Challenger, Gray and Christmas. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 2, 2009 10:16 pm
Is the Sun Killing Your Plants?
The Houston area has been experiencing drought conditions with temperatures in the triple digits. The combination of scorching sun and no rain has wreaked havoc on many plants and trees. Bill Stamps spoke with garden experts to see what you can do — if anything — to save your plants under these conditions.
July 2, 2009 9:49 pm
The Backyard Grill Isn't Just for Meat
The 4th of July holiday weekend will
no doubt includes a lot of backyard grilling.
The M.D. Anderson Cancer Center says
you can have a healthier holiday diet
without giving up the grill.
Rod Rice reports.
July 2, 2009 8:59 pm
Thursday PM July 2nd, 2009
Unemployment rate hits 26-year high of 9.5 per cent; job cuts easing…Exelon raises its offer to buy rival NRG Energy…Continental Airlines asks flight attendants to consider voluntary temporary leaves starting September 1st…
July 2, 2009 8:34 pm
School Board Gets a List of Possible Superintendent Candidates
With less than two months left to the start of the school year, the Houston Independent School District is in need of a new superintendent. Board members received a list of candidates last week. Now they've moved on to start whittling down that list. Laurie Johnson has more.
July 2, 2009 4:14 am
Caution Urged when Handling Fireworks
As is the tradition, bright and colorful fireworks displays will mark July 4th celebrations. Some families will gather at community parks or organized events to view professional fireworks shows. Others will choose to do it themselves with festivities in their neighborhoods or backyards. Authorities say those events will keep them on alert. Pat Hernandez has the story.
July 1, 2009 11:25 pm
Thursday AM July 2nd, 2009
Congressional Republicans from Texas reiterate their opposition to cap and trade legislation that passed the house last week. Ed Mayberry reports.
July 1, 2009 10:55 pm
Reward Increased For Convenience Store Murders
Police are asking for the public's help in solving the murder of a convenience store owner and one of his employees. Now a local business has stepped up to more than double the reward money. Bill Stamps has more.
July 1, 2009 9:32 pm
Wednesday PM July 1st, 2009
Stanford' former CFO reaches plea deal…Pending home sales rise for fourth straight month…Republican Congressmen from Texas blast Cap and Trade legislation…
July 1, 2009 9:20 pm
Houston VA Studies Traumatic Brain Injuries
The Houston VA Hospital has received a $5 million dollar grant to study
and develop treatment for traumatic brain injuries, especially in veterans
of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jim Bell reports.
July 1, 2009 9:02 pm
The Deadline Nears for SBA Disaster Loans
Residents and businesses affected by
the heavy rains and flooding the end of
April have only two weeks to apply for
a disaster loan from the Small Business
Rod Rice has more.
June 30, 2009 11:56 pm
Back to Work: Lawmakers Begin Special Session Today
State lawmakers are in Austin this morning, ready for the start of the special legislative session called by Governor Rick Perry. As Jack Williams reports, it could be a brief reunion at the State Capitol, with only three issues to consider.
June 30, 2009 11:47 pm
Wednesday AM July 1st, 2009
Nearly one in three financial executives say they will be taking fewer vacation days — or skipping vacations altogether — to navigate the current economic climate. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 30, 2009 11:13 pm
Healthcare Townhall in Houston
Three top Republican senators spent the day in Houston discussing the hot button topic of healthcare reform. A townhall meeting in the Texas Medical Center drew a couple hundred people from the medical community to weigh in on the subject. Laurie Johnson reports.
June 30, 2009 9:55 pm
Gang Members Arrested
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, working jointly with federal state and local law enforcement officers have arrested 116- street gang members and immigration violators, including some from Houston. The arrests were made as part of an ongoing initiative called operation community shield. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 30, 2009 9:15 pm
Tuesday PM June 30th, 2009
Houston district judge revokes bond for R. Allen Stanford…Houston unemployment hits 6.9 per cent…New plant expansion begins generating power at Cedar Bayou…
June 30, 2009 9:11 pm
A Call to Support Renewable Energy
Environmental advocates use a new report to urge state leaders to support renewable fuels. The report by Environment Texas says the price for our dependence on fossil fuels will cost the dearly over the next 20-years.
Rod Rice reports.
June 30, 2009 9:30 am
BP Agrees to Stop Illegal Emissions at Texas City Plant
Bp North America says it will reduce illegal emissions at its Texas City Plant after agreeing to a temporary injunction in an ongoing lawsuit filed by the Texas Attorney General's office. Jack Williams reports.
June 30, 2009 7:00 am
Tuesday AM June 30th, 2009
A survey finds that small businesses are not relying on the government for their success. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 30, 2009 3:28 am
Stanford Spends another Night in Jail
Texas billionaire investor R. Allen Stanford should find out later today whether he is released on bond, or remains jailed before the start of his trial. He's accused of bilking thousands of investors out of seven billion dollars. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 29, 2009 10:39 pm
Slain Houston Police Officer Remembered
Thousands packed a south Houston church today to say goodbye to a Houston police officer killed in the line of duty last week. Forty-two year old Henry Canales was killed while working an undercover operation. Bill Stamps has more on the emotional farewell.
June 29, 2009 9:43 pm
Making Stimulus Money Stretch
The stimulus money will fund a number of road projects in the region. But as contracts for those projects are filled, local officials are realizing there may be extra money. The Houston–Galveston Area Council is putting out a call for new projects to be funded if it all works out. Laurie Johnson reports.
June 29, 2009 9:39 pm
Monday PM June 29th, 2009
Houston judge delays decision on revoking bond for R. Allen Stanford…BP agrees to court order forcing end to what state calls “illegal emissions” at Texas City refinery…Justice Department opposing Continental's request for antitrust immunity to work with other carriers on international service…
June 29, 2009 9:25 pm
NCAA Lawsuit Settlement May Save Lives
The death of a Rice University football player has
ended in a settlement that could save the lives of
other young athletes.
Rod Rice reports.
June 29, 2009 8:58 pm
Famous Houston Actress Dies
Funeral arrangements are pending for Gale Storm, a Houston actress
and singer who became one of early television's biggest stars. Storm
died over the weekend at age 87. Jim Bell reports.
June 29, 2009 9:00 am
Health Reform Must Include Children
The debate in health reform includes some of the heaviest hitters: senior members of Congress, insurance company giants and Washington's top lobbyists. Now, add children to that mix, including one who received a lung transplant at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. She recently went to Washington to urge lawmakers to include children's health needs in health reform legislation. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 29, 2009 8:00 am
Going to School to Run a School
To become a school principal in Texas a person must have a master degree, two years teaching experience, complete a state assessment and attend a principal preparation program. Rod Rice reports that one such program in Houston is available to only a select few educators.
June 26, 2009 11:26 pm
Monday AM June 29th, 2009
Houston-based marathon oil and several partners say a project to reduce malaria deaths on an island off Equatorial Guinea has greatly reduced child deaths there. Jack Williams reports.
June 26, 2009 11:12 pm
Drink, Drive, Go to Jail
This weekend marks the beginning of what's known as a no refusal operation for drunk driving.
The start of summer and the July 4th weekend are prime times for people to push the limits on drinking and driving. But law enforcement officials will be out in full force to put a stop to intoxicated drivers. Laurie Johnson reports.