June 16, 2009 10:40 pm
The 99K House Looks More Expensive
Houston Mayor Bill White helps cut the ribbon to a new house in the fifth ward. But this isn't just any house. It's unique because it is an affordable, sustainable dwelling. The award winning design showcases amenities specially suited for the hot and humid Gulf Coast climate. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 16, 2009 10:23 pm
Med Center Vet to Fill Pediatrics Posts at BCM and Texas Children's
A Texas Medical Center veteran has been tapped to fill
the shoes of legendary pediatrics pioneer Dr. Ralph
June 16, 2009 9:58 pm
Gonzalez Makes Plans for District H
After going months without direct representation, Houston Council District H has a councilmember-elect. Ed Gonzalez will be sworn into the seat on June 24th. Laurie Johnson sat down with him to get his thoughts and plans for the district.
June 16, 2009 8:57 pm
Texas Aims to Catch Uninsured Drivers
Four state agencies have been working together
to reduce the number of uninsured drivers in Texas.
Rod Rice reports they have created a database
June 16, 2009 8:35 pm
Wednesday AM June 17th, 2009
There's more encouraging news for Houston's housing market. Home prices remain steady and the number of houses sold is slowly getting better, although that total is still way down compared to 2008. Jack Williams reports.
June 15, 2009 10:17 pm
It's Time to Pay Up
The Houston Police Department and Municipal Courts announce a tried and proven measure to clear up the back log of outstanding traffic warrants...with an arrest. A warrant sweep is now underway in neighborhoods and businesses throughout the city. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 15, 2009 10:03 pm
HISD Superintendent Leaves August 31
HISD Superintendent Abe Saavedra will resign on August 31st. Months back he announced his plans to retire by the spring of 2010, but school board officials now say he'll vacate the position near the start of this school year. They hope to have a new superintendent in place by that time. Laurie Johnson reports.
June 15, 2009 9:44 pm
Digital Switch Still Causing Problems for Some Viewers
All television broadcast outlets in the U.S. switched from analog to digital this past Friday. For most people the switch went unnoticed. But for those with older television sets, who failed to get a converter box, were unable to get a signal. Three days later, some are still unable to watch their favorite shows. Bill Stamps has more.
June 15, 2009 9:29 pm
Tuesday AM June 16th, 2009
Giant solar panels are being installed on the roof of the George R. Brown Convention Center this week, part of a green roof vision for the GRB and other buildings in downtown Houston. Jack Williams reports.
June 15, 2009 9:00 pm
Memorial Service Held at Holocaust Museum
On Sunday, the Holocaust Museum Houston held a memorial service for Officer Stephen Johns, who was killed last week at the US Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. At the same time, community leaders reminded Houstonians about the importance of confronting hatred and prejudice everywhere. Melissa Galvez reports.
June 15, 2009 10:00 am
Can Taking From College Funds Serve as a Lesson?
A survey commissioned by the nation's largest direct bank shows an increasing number of parents are tapping into their children's college savings funds. Laurie Johnson has more.
June 15, 2009 9:00 am
Houston Followers Mark Themselves With 666
It's hard to go anywhere these days without seeing someone with a tattoo. What you don't expect to see is someone with the numbers 666 engraved on their body. There's a world wide religious group that believes in honoring their leader with 666. They believe Miami resident Jose Louis Dejesus is really Jesus Christ. Bill stamps attended one of their recent 666 engraving services.
June 12, 2009 11:34 pm
Texas Fires First Salvo at GM Bankruptcy Plan
Texas attorney general Greg Abbott has filed an objection to the General Motors bankruptcy reorganization plan. Under the plan still to be approved, GM is insisting that current dealers sign a new agreement if they want to be part of the new GM operation. Abbott claims it violates the free market rights of dealers established under Texas law. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 12, 2009 10:51 pm
Professor Goes Under Cover for Rare Look at Hate Groups
The shooting at the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. has left many Americans wondering what kind of person could commit such a crime. A University of Houston-Victoria professor knows first-hand, after getting a rare glimpse into life with a hate group. Gail Delaughter reports.
June 12, 2009 9:32 pm
Monday AM June 15th, 2009
Reliant Energy has its business continuity plan in place, in case of a hurricane this summer. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 12, 2009 9:14 pm
Neighbors Rebuild Ike-damaged Fences
Even as a new hurricane season begins damage
from last season can still be found in the area.
Rod Rice reports that in Pasadena volunteers are
helping those in need rebuild their Ike-damaged
June 11, 2009 11:20 pm
Friday AM June 12th, 2009
A construction management company is hosting a seminar today about the new "LEED for healthcare" energy efficiency rating system for buildings. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 11, 2009 10:47 pm
Digital Switch May Not Mean Disposal
On the eve of the transition to digital television, Houston
residents are being told not to trash their TVs. The digital switch could result in a wave of electronic waste to area landfills. Local lawmakers joined environmental advocates to encourage consumers to help protect the environment.Pat Hernandez has more.
June 11, 2009 10:02 pm
New Athletic Director has High Hopes for UH Athletes
The University of Houston has introduced its new athletic director. Mack Rhoades takes over for Dave Maggart, who retired last month after seven years with the university. Rhodes comes from the University of Akron, where he presided over the construction of a new 54-million dollar stadium. He's also credited with improving graduation rates for student athletes, and he says he hopes to do the same thing in Houston.
June 11, 2009 9:46 pm
Thursday PM June 11th, 2009
Amtech warehouse in Houston ship channel burns…Jobless benefit requests drop for third time in past four weeks…Nearly 2.2 million households unprepared for shutdown of analog TV signals on Friday…
June 11, 2009 9:43 pm
District H Council Run-off set for Saturday
The open seat on Houston city council will be decided this weekend.
Voters in District H have a chance to choose between run-off candidates Ed Gonzales and Maverick Welsh.
Laurie Johnson has more on what the two men say they each bring to the district's constituents.
June 11, 2009 9:20 pm
After the Storm CO Can Kill
The potential for harm from severe weather can
last even after the storm passes.
Rod Rice reports that the Federal Emergency
Management Agency says too many people
die from carbon monoxide poisoning from the
improper use of generators.
June 10, 2009 11:24 pm
Thursday AM June 11th, 2009
There are definite steps you can take to increase your car's fuel efficiency in warmer weather. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 10, 2009 10:48 pm
Tweaking of Proposed City Budget Begins
Houston City Council presents amendments to the proposed 2010 operating budget. It is a 4-billion dollar spending blueprint that keeps the property tax rate and spending the same. Council members presented a "wish list" of projects they believe should be included. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 10, 2009 10:17 pm
Hospital Unveils New Ambulance For Children
For children who need to get to the emergency room right away, Children's Memorial Hermann says it has the next best thing. It's a special ambulance fitted with equipment you'd find in most intensive care units. Bill Stamps has more.
June 10, 2009 9:30 pm
Digital TV Myths
With the switch to digital television less than two days away, the Federal
Communications Commission is going all out to dispel some of the myths
surrounding the new technology. Jim Bell explains.
June 10, 2009 8:56 pm
Wednesday PM June 10th, 2009
Trade deficit edges up; budget deficit soars to record $189.7 billion…Fiat assumes ownership of most of Chrysler's assets…Governor Perry voices concern about impact of proposed cap and trade legislation on Texas economy…
June 10, 2009 8:46 pm
Houston Ship Channel Security District
A first of its kind public/private partnership
advances security along the ship channel.
Harris County Commissioners have approved the
creation of the Houston Ship Channel
Rod Rice reports similar efforts have failed in other areas.
June 9, 2009 11:51 pm
Wednesday AM June 10th, 2009
Customers are now able to go online and do a Google search for exactly what they want. That's changed the way salespeople should operate, according to a new book. Ed Mayberry reports.
June 9, 2009 11:14 pm
How Many Words Are There?
On June 10, 2009, at 10:22am Greenwich time, the English language will hit 1 million words. Or so says the Global Language Monitor, a media analytics company. But there are plenty of people who disagree. From the KUHF NewsLab, a little musing on modernity and the nature of words. Melissa Galvez reports.