February 2, 2009 10:48 pm
Keeping the Power on Next Time
Since Hurricane Ike there has been many state, city and county meetings dealing with the storm. They've all dealt with different issues, but their purpose is to improve things when the next big one hits. Today's topic was electricity. Bill Stamps has more.
February 2, 2009 10:20 pm
Working without a Contract
Talks continue between negotiators representing thousands of refinery workers and oil company representatives. They're trying to hammer out a new national contract. The current agreement has been extended to keep the talks ongoing. Pat Hernandez has more.
February 2, 2009 9:43 pm
Tuesday AM February 3rd, 2009
Managers have no one to blame but themselves when top performers quit their jobs, according to a Robert Half International survey. Ed Mayberry reports.
February 2, 2009 9:19 pm
Monday PM February 2nd, 2009
Macy's to cut four per cent of workforce; Shriners Hospitals for Children in Galveston laying of 354 employees…Senate begins debate on President Obama's economic stimulus package…Houston retail occupancy rate down slightly…
February 2, 2009 8:50 pm
More Ike Relief for Galveston County
It's been more than four months since Hurricane Ike hit the region. Residents in Galveston County, who are still in recovery mode, are getting some extra help this week. County officials are holding a series of meetings to help people learn about grants and other disaster relief. Laurie Johnson has more.
February 2, 2009 7:00 am
Annise Parker Officially Announces Run for Mayor
Houston City Controller Annise Parker is expected to announce her official candidacy for mayor later this morning.
Laurie Johnson had the chance to sit down with Parker and talk about her campaign.
February 2, 2009 4:09 am
Despite Job Woes, Help Wanted in Houston
We've all heard about the recent economic woes, thousands of job losses in major corporations nearly every day. But there is still some good news, especially for job hunters here in Houston. Jack Williams reports.
January 30, 2009 11:30 pm
Park Will Be More People Friendly with Bridge
Ground is broken on a pedestrian and bicycle bridge at Memorial Park. It will give park visitors to the north and south sides of Memorial Drive access without the need to cross at street level. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 30, 2009 10:36 pm
HISD Principal Says Goodbye After Fifty Years
The school year doesn't officially end until May, but for one HISD employee today really was the last day of school. Billy Joe Johnson is retiring after fifty years with the district. Bill Stamps talked with her about her career that spanned five decades.
January 30, 2009 9:59 pm
Monday AM February 2nd, 2009
With cold and flu season here, an office team survey finds that more than four out of ten employees polled say they frequently show up to work while sick. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 30, 2009 9:47 pm
Friday PM January 30th, 2009
ExxonMobil reports record $45.2 billion 2008 profit…Union continues contract negotiations with Houston energy and chemical industry…Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples asks President Obama to help expand trade with Cuba…
January 30, 2009 8:36 pm
Push for Ike Housing Assistance
With the application deadline just one week away, the Houston Housing Authority is making one final push to get Hurricane Ike victims to apply for housing assistance. Jim Bell reports.
January 29, 2009 11:09 pm
Plight of Crime Victims No Longer Ignored
Crime victims have a friend in the new Harris County District Attorney. Pat Lykos promised in her campaign last year that the office will be champions for the victims of crime. Pat Hernandez tells us that the victims witness division has been renamed the victims' rights division.
January 29, 2009 10:30 pm
Friday AM January 30th, 2009
A productivity expert says companies now need to utilize interactive tools on the web to do business. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 29, 2009 10:12 pm
Can Working Out the Brain Make You a Super Athlete?
This Sunday the Arizona Cardinals will take on the Pittsburgh Steelers in Superbowl forty-three.
While most people don't have the elite skills it takes to be a professional football player, people who work with the human brain say there are things you can do to improve your game that have nothing to do with speed or strength. Bill Stamps has more.
January 29, 2009 8:55 pm
Thursday PM January 29th, 2009
New home sales at slowest monthly pace on record…Chase closing 36 Houston-area WaMu branches…Port of Houston enjoys ninth consecutive year of growth…
January 29, 2009 8:39 pm
Officers to Patrol Railroad Intersections
For some time Houston authorities have been using cameras at intersections to catch and deter people from running red lights. They now have a new plan to catch drivers who break the law at railroad crossings. Bill Stamps has more.
January 28, 2009 10:40 pm
Thursday AM January 29th, 2009
The Houston Technology Center hosted an event offering access to groups that can help emerging technology companies. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 28, 2009 10:26 pm
One Exemption Not Everyone Applies For
It's not too late to apply for a homestead exemption.
Even though it's fast and free, thousands of Harris County homeowners do not file for the exemption. It can be a costly mistake. Pat Hernandez has more.
January 28, 2009 10:14 pm
Wednesday PM January 28th, 2009
ConocoPhillips reports fourth-quarter loss but year-end profit…Former Enron officials settle with SEC…House defeat bill to postpone upcoming transition from analog to digital television broadcasting…
January 28, 2009 9:40 pm
Houston Develops 5,000-Acre Park
The city of Houston is about to develop a five-thousand acre park north of Lake Houston. As Laurie Johnson reports – this will be the largest park in the city system.
January 28, 2009 9:23 pm
HISD Teachers Get Record Bonuses
Houston school district officials credit higher student performance district-wide for the record-breaking bonuses going out to teachers and staff members today. Jim Bell reports.
January 27, 2009 11:12 pm
Public Defender Division Would Mean More Money
Harris County is the recipient of more money for indigent criminal defense services. The man who co-authored legislation that lead to the creation of the Texas taskforce on indigent defense says Harris County could see even more funding in the future. Pat Hernandez has the story.
January 27, 2009 11:00 pm
Wednesday AM January 28th, 2009
Texas RV parks are still drawing large numbers of winter visitors, despite fuel prices and economic concerns. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 27, 2009 9:37 pm
Tuesday PM January 27th, 2009
Governor Perry's State of the State addresses job creation funds and tax exemptions for small business…Cooper Industries, Baker Hughes plan job cuts…Greater Houston Partnership releases business construction statistics…
January 27, 2009 9:29 pm
State of the State: Strong, but Prudent
Governor Rick Perry gave his annual State of the State address to Texas lawmakers today. The governor focused on how Texas should prepare to weather the tough economy and be ready for future natural disasters. Laurie Johnson reports.
January 27, 2009 9:00 pm
Property Taxes Are Due By Monday
If you haven't paid your property taxes for 2008 the deadline to avoid extra charges is near. Rod Rice reports.
January 27, 2009 8:48 pm
State Parks and Wildlife Commissioner Dies
Funeral arrangements are pending today for State Parks and Wildlife Commissioner John Parker, who died Monday at his home in Lufkin. Jim Bell reports.
January 26, 2009 11:34 pm
Tuesday AM January 27th, 2009
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board is urging OSHA coverage for all public employees. Ed Mayberry reports.
January 26, 2009 10:45 pm
Age Old Debate to be Redefined
The teaching of evolution in Texas classrooms is being redefined. After fighting for nearly three years about how to teach children to read, the Texas Board of Education is taking on the science curriculum this summer. Pat Hernandez has the story.