June 24, 2013 4:23 pm
What The Houston Zoo Is Doing To Help Local Sea Turtles Survive
It's nesting time for sea turtles on beaches along the Texas Gulf Coast. To ensure that the endangered animals are able to get through this period unharmed, the Houston Zoo is helping out with the care of those that need human assistance.
June 24, 2013 3:20 pm
UT President: Court Ruling On Affirmative Action Will Have No Impact On Admissions
The president of the University of Texas says a Supreme Court ruling on affirmative action will have no impact on the school's admissions policies.
June 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Supreme Court To Hear Case On Cross State Air Pollution Rule
The Supreme Court will consider reinstating a federal regulation intended to reduce power plant pollution that contributes to unhealthy air in neighboring states. Texas was one of several states that sued to block the rule, which was issued in 2011 and scheduled to take effect last year.
June 24, 2013 1:44 pm
Supreme Court Sends Texas Affirmative Actions Case Back To Lower Court
A local constitutional law expert says today’s Supreme Court ruling on the use of affirmative action in University of Texas admissions seems to suggest that a full trial will be needed to determine whether affirmative action lives or dies.
June 24, 2013 6:00 am
Pride Celebration Bringing Thousands Into The Montrose
The LGBT Pride Celebration is bringing thousands of people into the Montrose this week. Several festivals of that size are held in that area each year, and the crowds bring some frustration, but also money and attention to Montrose.
June 24, 2013 5:45 am
What The New Charter School Bill Could Mean For Texas
Thanks to a new law, the number of charter school operators in Texas is going to grow from 215 to more than 300. That expansion could include more charter schools from outside Texas.
June 24, 2013 5:00 am
Full Recovery From Recession's Job Losses Unlikely Before Late 2014
A new survey of human resources executives suggests it could be at least another year before the unemployment rate falls to pre-recession levels.
June 23, 2013 7:11 am
Medical Board: Funding Will Help Identify "Pill Mills"
A recent state audit revealed lapses in the Texas Medical Board's oversight of pain management clinics. The agency says new funding from legislators will allow increased monitoring to curb the proliferation of "pill mills."
June 22, 2013 7:18 am
House Committee Quietly Approves Anti-Abortion Bills
After abruptly ending hours of public testimony that went into the wee hours of Friday morning, the House State Affairs committee reconvened on Friday and quietly approved House Bill 60, and its companion, Senate Bill 5 — omnibus abortion restriction legislation.
June 21, 2013 5:34 pm
Four Cancers In 30 Years: This Man's A Survivor
Getting diagnosed with cancer is an experience no-one wants to have. One Huntsville professor had to go through it four times — not counting numerous recurrences.
June 21, 2013 5:17 pm
Houston Increases Renewable Energy Footprint
The City of Houston increases its renewable energy consumption to 50-percent. A two year agreement with Reliant Energy will account for half of its electricity demand.
June 21, 2013 4:35 pm
Ex-Enron CEO Jeff Skilling’s Sentence Cut to 14 Years
Jeffrey Skilling was re-sentenced at Houston's federal courthouse this afternoon. The former Enron CEO was given a new sentence of fourteen years in prison.
June 21, 2013 4:03 pm
Fallen Texas Firefighters Honored This Weekend
Firefighters from across the state will gather in The Woodlands this weekend for a memorial service honoring all the firefighters who died in the line of duty over the past year.
June 21, 2013 3:04 pm
Once A Month 'Boneyard Bash' Raises Money For Nonprofits Helping Dogs
"Boneyard Bash" happens every 3rd Thursday of the month at Boneyard Dog Park and Drinkery, it is located on 8150 Washington Ave. Houston TX 77007. They raise money for a local nonprofit dog rescue and adoption organizations. For June, Lucky Dog Rescue will be benefiting from the dog party.
June 21, 2013 1:36 pm
TxDOT Sets Next Public Hearing On Connector Lanes From 288 To Medical Center
A quicker way to get from the South Freeway to the Texas Medical Center is taking shape. TxDOT is preparing to show off its latest proposal for direct connector lanes.
June 21, 2013 6:30 am
Bauer Business Focus: API President Jack Gerard on Oil and Gasoline Prices
U.S. crude oil reserves are close to 400 million barrels and rising, and refineries are operating at nearly full capacity. So why is the price of gasoline still so high? Joining Andrew Schneider on this week’s installment of the Bauer Business Focus is Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute.
June 21, 2013 5:00 am
Mexico To Debate Easing Ban On Foreign Investment In Energy Sector
Mexico’s government is expected to unveil sweeping reforms of its energy sector later this summer. The legislation could open the country’s oil and gas resources to U.S. investors for the first time in more than seventy years.
June 20, 2013 5:03 pm
What Do You Think About The Astrodome Proposed Plan?
Residents weigh in on the plan to save the Astrodome and possibly spend as much as $194 million dollars to turn the iconic landmark into a state-of-the-art conference and exposition center. One historian says to do anything less would not be right.
June 20, 2013 4:37 pm
Flash Fire Leaves Four Electrical Workers Injured, One In Critical Condition
A fire at a downtown high rise injured several electrical workers this morning. The cause of the flash fire has not yet been determined.
June 20, 2013 4:30 pm
Houston Biologist: Put Your Veggies 'On the Clock' For Better Nutrition
Compared to animals, plants don't get enough respect. That’s according to Rice University biologist Janet Braam. Her new research shows that common vegetables are even more responsive than previously believed, even after they've been harvested and shipped to the store.
June 20, 2013 2:53 pm
Houston City Council Approves New Budget
Houston City Council has approved a budget for fiscal 2014.
June 20, 2013 11:01 am
EPL Moves To HQ To Houston
EPL Oil and Gas is relocating its corporate headquarters to Houston from New Orleans.
June 20, 2013 10:32 am
Senators Write Kerry About Missing Journalists
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. senators from New Hampshire and Texas are asking the State Department to step up efforts to find two freelance journalists missing in Syria.
June 20, 2013 10:15 am
Astrodome To Be Saved And Re-purposed Pending Commissioner's Decision
As expected, the Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation recommended renovation of the Astrodome with public funds. The iconic landmark would be turned into a state-of-the-art conference and exposition center.
June 19, 2013 5:19 pm
Campaign Hopes To Retrain And Increase Railroad Safety
Union Pacific Railroad announced a billboard campaign to increase rail safety. The site took place at a crossing in Northeast Houston, where last year, two collisions occurred.
June 19, 2013 5:09 pm
Houstonians Weigh In On Supreme Court Case Fisher v. UT
Within a week, the U.S. Supreme Court could rule on a high profile case about race and college admissions. It's Fisher versus the University of Texas at Austin. A white student believed she was denied admissions in 2008 because non-white students got extra consideration.
June 19, 2013 4:59 pm
Committed To Your Car? Consider Ditching It For A Day Or Two
Is there anything different you can do to save time and money on your commute? Houston transportation groups want you to consider that question for National Dump the Pump Day.
June 19, 2013 3:43 pm
New Strategy To Get Men To The Doctor: Free Haircuts And Food
Compared to women, men are notoriously bad about visiting the doctor and getting preventive check-ups and tests. When it comes to young men, and when you’re talking about testing for sexually-transmitted diseases, the discomfort and taboos only intensify.
June 19, 2013 3:34 pm
The Fate Of The Astrodome Blog
The Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation unveils its plan for the Astrodome. It will now be included with other proposals to be considered by Harris County Commissioners next week.
June 19, 2013 1:18 pm
Texas Lawmakers Decide Tanning Beds Are Not Right For Kids
Texas has become the fifth state to ban the use of tanning beds by people under the age of 18.