April 13, 2009 9:20 pm
The Top Ten Ranked High Schools
The advocacy group Children at Risk has
been ranking area high school for four years.
The High School Rankings Report is the
result of data from 131 public and
Rod Rice reports the number one school
made the top ten for the first time.
April 13, 2009 6:26 pm
Kelsey-Seybold Co-founder Helps Clinic Celebrate 60th Anniversary
When Dr. Mavis Kelsey returned to Texas in 1949, he brought with him lessons learned as a World War II flight surgeon and as a mayo clinic resident. Those experiences led to the founding of his own practice — Kelsey-Seybold Clinic. Kelsey-Seybold is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 13, 2009 6:20 pm
Monday AM April 13th, 2009
Lemonade Day returns on the first Sunday in May, and several events are paving the way. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 13, 2009 12:00 am
Down Economy Hurts Pre-School Programs
Here's another victim of the economic downturn. A national study predicts
pre-school programs will be hit hard in states struggling struggle to balance
their budgets in the middle of a recession. Texas is no exception, as Jim Bell
April 10, 2009 11:06 pm
As the population of Texas continues to grow — the availability of water decreases. The Texas Commission on Environmental quality is urging Texans to practice water conservation now before the problem worsens. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 10, 2009 10:01 pm
Webster Firm Works on Orion
After the space shuttle fleet is retired astronauts will
be carried into space aboard the Orion Crew
Development of Orion is taking place at 21 sites across
As Rod Rice reports, one of those locations is in Webster.
April 10, 2009 9:23 pm
Identifying Abused and Abducted Children
Identifying an abused or abducted child can be difficult if law officers don’t know what to look for, so the Texas Department of Public Safety is launching a new program it hopes will change that. Jim Bell explains.
April 10, 2009 9:23 pm
It's Almost Tax Time
Just a few more days until taxes are due. While many Americans wait until the last minute, some have already filed and have received a refund from the IRS. Bill Stamps has more.
April 10, 2009 8:00 am
Friday AM April 10th, 2009
A statewide association of independent oil and gas producers is promoting the use of natural gas as one way to solve environmental challenges. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 9, 2009 9:59 pm
It is What it is: Conversations about Iraq
A sort of traveling road show about the war in Iraq is in Houston this week. It's intended to start conversations about the war in communities across the nation. Laurie Johnson visited the installation at the University of Houston and has this report.
April 9, 2009 9:41 pm
Thursday PM April 9th, 2009
Texas sales tax revenue up two per cent, but below same month last year…LyondellBasell cutting jobs; Houston figures not announced…Shriners Hospitals considers closing a quarter of facilities…Oil and gas E&P in Texas continues fourth consecutive month of decline…
April 9, 2009 9:33 pm
New Electric Car Could Feed Power Grid
It's only a prototype, but a new electric vehicle could eventually help balance the electric grid.
It sounds far-fetched, but the so-called "V2G" vehicle has the capability of returning power to the grid once it has all the power it needs. Jack Williams reports.
April 9, 2009 8:59 pm
Thursday AM April 9th, 2009
The Dallas office of the Bureau of Labor Statistics has released a report on minimum wage workers in Texas. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 9, 2009 8:48 pm
Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins
The gulf coast weather is warming up and it's also the beginning of the sea turtle
nesting season. Wildlife experts say beach-goers can help the endangered turtles
best, by just leaving them alone. Jim Bell explains.
April 8, 2009 10:29 pm
Music Helps Parkinson's Patients
We all know that some music makes us want to get up and dance, while other pieces lull us to sleep. But we don’t know exactly how, or why. It turns out that scientists are researching this topic and using it to help Parkinson’s patients in surprising ways. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
April 8, 2009 9:55 pm
Wednesday PM April 8th, 2009
Pulte Homes combining with Centex to create nation’s largest homebuilding company…Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and School Land Board award three geothermal energy leases off Texas coast…Coast Guard establishing Liquified Gas Carrier National Center of Expertise in Port Arthur to regulate LNG carriers…
April 8, 2009 9:49 pm
Stimulus Money To Be Used for Houston Housing
The Houston Housing Authority is getting almost 8-million dollars in stimulus money to build more affordable housing units in the city. City officials say there was a shortage of subsidized housing and the stimulus money will help address that problem. Bill Stamps has more.
April 8, 2009 9:37 pm
Houston's Crime Rate: Numbers Versus Perception
Despite a startling eight shootings in one night this week, Houston officials say the crime rate is better
than it has been in nearly 20 years. Laurie Johnson reports.
April 8, 2009 9:00 am
Wednesday AM April 8th, 2009
The new American Heritage Dictionary of Business Terms defines over 6,000 words from the world of finance, real estate, accounting, insurance and international business. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 7, 2009 10:45 pm
Historic Cemetery Losing Fight Against Mother Nature
There's a struggle outside of downtown Houston to save a longtime landmark. As Bill Stamps reports, the Olivewood Cemetery dates back to the late 1800s and may be in jeopardy of being lost forever.
April 7, 2009 10:37 pm
Tuesday PM April 7th, 2009
Texas House committee approves $178 billion state budget…Federal economic stimulus showing up in fatter paychecks…Hydro Green Energy completes turbine installation in Minnesota…
April 7, 2009 10:25 pm
Proposed Security Restrictions Could Make Private Jets Less Attractive
A controversial proposal by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration could change the way business jets and other larger, privately owned aircraft operate in Houston. It's called the large aircraft security program and would add a thick layer of security that hasn't been seen before in general, non-commercial aviation.
April 7, 2009 9:02 pm
Watch Out for Whooping Cranes
The drought in Texas has had a devastating effect on Whooping
Cranes wintering along the Gulf Coast.
The lack of rain has meant fewer blue crabs, the primary food
source for wintering whoopers.
Almost eight-percent of the flock has died and many may not be
healthy enough to make the spring migration to Canada.
Rod Rice report that Texas Parks and Wildlife is looking for help
in following the migrating flock.
April 7, 2009 8:48 pm
Are You Ready for Some Baseball?
The 2009 Baseball season is officially underway for the Houston Astros.
After more than five months without any baseball, most fans were pumped up and ready to get things started. As Bill Stamps reports, the Astros didn’t exactly get off to the start everyone had hoped.
April 7, 2009 9:00 am
Tuesday AM April 7th, 2009
A Consumer Reports investigation finds that some health insurance is so riddled with loopholes, limits and exclusions that it doesn't adequately cover many common conditions. Ed Mayberry reports.
April 6, 2009 10:11 pm
Can AT&T and union Reach an Agreement?
AT&T and unions for its landline workers are working past a strike deadline trying to reach agreement on a new contract. Union contracts expired over the weekend, but the employees continued working under their old contracts.
April 6, 2009 9:35 pm
Bellaire Police Officer Indicted in Tolan Shooting
A Bellaire police officer will go to trial over a new year's eve shooting.
A Harris County grand jury indicted Sgt. Jeffrey cotton for shooting Bellaire resident Robert Tolan.
Cotton is charged with aggravated assault by a public servant. Laurie Johnson has more.
April 6, 2009 9:15 pm
Monday PM April 6th, 2009
ExxonMobil plans no staff or investment cuts…Halliburton moving out of downtown Houston…Negotiations continue between AT&T and CWA…
April 6, 2009 11:00 am
Renewable Energy, Good For Homeowners, Good For Houston
A local energy entrepreneur is concerned that Houston could become Detroit and that energy costs could be the next "sub-prime" crisis. Rod Rice reports.
April 6, 2009 5:08 am
Proposed Health Insurance Labels Could Make Buying Easier
What if comparing health insurance policies was as easy as comparing soup can labels at the grocery store? A group of Texas doctors and at least two state lawmakers want to make that a reality, but not everyone thinks it's a good idea. Jack Williams reports.