March 11, 2009 9:28 pm
Bigger Containers to Recycle With
The city of Houston unveils a new automated recycling pilot program. Residents in eight neighborhoods will use bigger containers to collect recyclables that will be separated and shipped for market reuse.
Pat Hernandez has more.
March 10, 2009 10:59 pm
Wednesday AM March 11th, 2009
Houston tops the list for corporate location and expansion, according to Site Selection magazine. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 10, 2009 9:42 pm
How Long Can a Woman Wait?
Statistics show more women are putting off marriage and babies in order to focus on education and careers. Stories about Hollywood celebrities having babies in their forties may make that decision even easier. In part two of our series on fertility, Bill Stamps tells us why many of these women may be in for a big surprise when they decide to start a family.
March 10, 2009 9:42 pm
Researchers Applaud Obama's New Stem Cell Policy
On Monday, President Obama issued an executive order overturning the Bush Administration's strict regulations regarding embryonic stem cell research. Under the Bush policy, federal money could only be used to study a limited number of embryonic stem cell lines. Under the new regulations, thousands more lines will be available for research. This will open doors for enthusiastic researchers-but some critics remain. From the KUHF NewsLab, Melissa Galvez reports.
March 10, 2009 9:34 pm
Days of Free Roads Behind Us
Another step in the Grand Parkway project is approved.
Harris County Commissioners vote to authorize spending
nearly 10-million dollars on the segment that will connect
Interstate-10 to Highway 290. Pat Hernandez has the story.
March 10, 2009 9:10 pm
Tuesday PM March 10th, 2009
UTMB to rebuild in Galveston, if legislature provides funds…Dow Chemical reaches deal in Rohm & Haas buyout…Businesses slash inventories at wholesale level for fifth straight month…
March 10, 2009 9:00 pm
San Antonio Archdiocese Names Abusive Priests
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Antonio says it believes three
of its priests sexually abused a young boy more than 25 years ago. Jim
March 9, 2009 11:03 pm
Citizens Urge Harris County to Study Grand Parkway Tolls
Harris County Commissioners are scheduled to vote on two projects involving the Grand Parkway. One involves nearly 10-million dollars in engineering design contracts, and the other for a traffic and revenue study. Opponents say yes to the study, but no to the engineering contracts. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 9, 2009 10:26 pm
Eight Babies? How is that Possible?
The news of a California woman giving birth to eight children at once has caused a national debate on the science of fertility treatment. While some are pointing fingers, others are worried about maintaining a woman or couples' right to choose the size of their family.
In part one of a series on fertility — Bill Stamps looks into the probability of having multiple births like quintuplets or octuplets.
March 9, 2009 9:15 pm
Locke Banks on Experience for Mayoral Edge
Even though Election Day is months away, the mayoral race is already in full swing.
Four candidates are doing their utmost to earn the attention and respect of voters.
Laurie Johnson has this profile of mayoral candidate Gene Locke.
March 9, 2009 8:55 pm
Tuesday AM March 10th, 2009
A recent report looks at the need for testing and regulation of the rapidly developing field of nanotechnology. One of the authors of that report discussed the issue at the Baker Institute, as Ed Mayberry reports.
March 9, 2009 8:36 pm
Monday PM March 9th, 2009
Merck buying Schering-Plough in $41 billion deal…Circuit City closes final stores…Owner of Fort Worth Star-Telegram to eliminate 15 per cent of work force…Texas lawmakers want to prevent electric providers from owning more than 20 per cent of generation in smaller markets, and to let local governments enter into low-rate electricity deals…
March 9, 2009 8:22 pm
Spring Break: Serving Rather than Sunning
You may think it would be a hard sell to get college
students to spend spring break working in the 5th ward,
but you would be wrong.
Rod Rice reports.
March 9, 2009 6:00 am
Tanker Hits Lost Oil Rig
The Coast Guard thinks it has found what caused an oil tanker to spring a leak out in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. The tanker MIGHT have hit a sunken oil rig. Jim Bell reports.
March 9, 2009 4:34 am
An Effort to Insure More Children
Texas leads the nation in the number of uninsured children.
The effect impacts health insurance premiums and shifts the costs to local hospitals and taxpayers. It was the topic of a discussion between business leaders and lawmakers hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 6, 2009 10:35 pm
HISD and The Port of Houston Form a Maritime Academy
The recent news about jobs is usually the loss of them.
At the Port of Houston the news is about the need
Rod Rice reports — that's the main reason behind the
port's collaboration with the Houston school district
to begin The Port of Houston Maritime Academy
at Stephen F. Austin High School.
March 6, 2009 10:30 pm
Shuttle to Blast off Wednesday Night
After several weeks of delays, NASA says Space Shuttle Discovery will take off next week. Bill Stamps reports — they had to do a little troubleshooting before they could settle on a date.
March 6, 2009 10:21 pm
Young High Schoolers Throw a Real Senior Prom
Despite rising unemployment numbers and falling stock prices, the news out of this week hasn't been all bad. In Houston, a group of high schoolers got together to throw a big bash-for just the people who know what a depression really feels like. From the KUHF NewLab, Melissa Galvez reports on this week's "Senior Prom."
March 6, 2009 9:45 pm
Monday AM March 9th, 2009
With help on the way for some homeowners facing foreclosure, the Texas Attorney General's office says it could also be prime time for scam artists looking to make a quick buck. Jack Williams reports.
March 6, 2009 8:42 pm
Lawmakers From Texas Still Like Pork
Republicans and Democrats are both pledging to put the federal government on a diet to cut the deficit. But when it comes to pork, they have the same big appetite. This year's first budget bill in
Congress comes with 85-hundred home state projects, also
known as pork-barrel spending. As Sara Sciammacco reports from
Washington, Texas lawmakers proudly stand by their earmarks.
March 5, 2009 10:46 pm
Former First Lady Recovers In Houston Hospital
Former First Lady Barbara Bush remains in a Houston hospital recovering from Heart surgery. Both her doctor and husband George H.W. Bush spoke to the media today about the operation. Bill Stamps has the story.
March 5, 2009 10:38 pm
Farmers and Ranchers Need Our Help
Nearly six months after Hurricane Ike hit southeast Texas, farmers and ranchers affected by the storm are still trying to recover. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd staples says millions of dollars will be needed just to rebuild more than 17-hundred miles of fencing. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 5, 2009 9:28 pm
FEMA Extends Proof Of Loss Deadline
FEMA has extended an important deadline for Texas homeowners who sustained flood damage during Hurricane Ike. Laurie Johnson has an update.
March 5, 2009 9:16 pm
Friday AM March 6th, 2009
New jobless numbers from the Texas Workforce Commission show Houston and the entire state are starting to feel the effects of the national recession. Jack Williams reports.
March 5, 2009 8:54 pm
In San Antonio, preparations are underway for tomorrow's 173rd anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo. The event is getting an assist from a British pop singer who says the Alamo is "his passion." Jim Bell reports.
March 5, 2009 2:41 am
Rail Contract Means Better Transit, Jobs for Houston
Metro moves forward with its ambitious light rail plan. In a unanimous vote, the transit board approved a contract for four rail lines that will cost almost 1.5-billion dollars. But it will create 60-thousand jobs. Pat Hernandez has more.
March 4, 2009 11:33 pm
Thursday AM March 5th, 2009
Representatives of New York-based directory assistance firm kgb are in Houston to introduce their service. They're visiting high traffic areas, local events, sports arenas, concert venues and bars and night spots. Ed Mayberry reports.
March 4, 2009 10:42 pm
Bringing Galveston Residents Back Home
It's been nearly six months since Hurricane Ike and many Galveston residents still have no place to call home. They are scattered throughout southern Texas and city officials want to bring them home. Bill Stamps has the story.
March 4, 2009 10:10 pm
Spending Transportation Dollars
About 150-million dollars is on its way to the Houston region for transportation projects.
It's a result of the federal stimulus package and represents a fraction of the 2.25 billion dollars Texas will receive overall for transit.
As Laurie Johnson reports — there are
already some disputes about how the money should be used.
March 4, 2009 9:50 pm
Cornyn Not So Sure About Obama's Commerce Pick
Support for former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk is eroding in Congress
as his tax problems emerge. Kirk is President Barack Obama's
nominee to be the U.S. Trade Representative, a position that requires
Senate confirmation. Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.