December 20, 2008 8:30 am
Friday PM December 19th, 2008
Bush administration offers $17.4 billion in loans to auto industry…Most Houston board members and executives in KPMG survey see 18 months before economy starts to recover…Bankruptcy judge authorizes going-out-of-business liquidation sales for KB Toys…
December 20, 2008 12:09 am
Probe Finds Fatal Flaws in Ship's Repair
The coast guard releases a report on the sailboat racing
accident that claimed the life of a Texas A&M University sailor.
Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 19, 2008 11:51 pm
Kids Health Insurance Applications Lost After Ike
Lost paperwork is at least partly to blame for the potential loss of kids Medicaid coverage for more than 72-thousand Texas children. The Health and Human Services Commission says it lost thousands of applications in September and
October, during and after Ike. Now, many of those low income kids could lose their coverage at the end of the year. Jack Williams reports.
December 19, 2008 6:59 pm
Memorial-Hermann Salutes EMS Groups
Emergency Medical Service organizations in the Houston area have been recognized and honored for the way they do their jobs. The honor comes
from the Memorial-Hermann Hospital system, as Jim Bell reports.
December 18, 2008 11:16 pm
Friday AM November 19th, 2008
State regulators have approved Centerpoint energy's new "smart" electric meters. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 18, 2008 11:02 pm
Celebratory Gunfire Will Not be Tolerated
The Houston Police Department will be out on the streets to ensure citizens enjoy their Christmas and New Year's holiday. Chief Harold Hurt says those who have other ideas will be dealt with. Pat Hernandez has more.
December 18, 2008 10:42 pm
Fewer Texans Plan Holiday Travel
A year long trend continues this holiday season:
there will be fewer Christmas holiday travelers.
Rod Rice reports that holiday travel has been
down for the entire year.
December 18, 2008 10:37 pm
Thursday PM December 18th, 2008
Jobless claims drop, but remain near 26-year high…Federal regulators adopt new rules for credit card industry…Houston drops female business owners from minority subcontracting goals…
December 18, 2008 10:33 pm
Hope In the Search For Ovarian Cancer Treatment
New research on two key enzymes associated with ovarian cancer survival rates could help change the way the cancer is treated. As Jack Williams reports, the presence of two proteins, named Drosha and Dicer, usually meant patients lived much longer with ovarian cancer.
December 18, 2008 9:01 pm
Galveston Beach Renourishment Underway
A major effort to rebuild and renourish the beach in front of the
Galveston Seawall is getting underway today. Jim Bell has more.
December 17, 2008 11:47 pm
Clinic that Houston Janitors Can Afford
Houston janitors walked off their jobs to protest low wages and benefits. It lead to a health clinic for the union representing the workers. It is a partnership between Baylor College of Medicine and a major healthcare provider. Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 17, 2008 11:40 pm
Thursday AM December 18th, 2008
A new survey by oursourcing firm Tri-Net finds small businesses are still focused on retaining and recruiting top talent, despite the economy. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 17, 2008 11:11 pm
Mayor White Talks about Senate Plans
Mayor Bill White spoke publicly for the first time today about his plans to run for the U.S Senate seat by the soon to be vacated Kay Bailey Hutchinson. White first made his announcement yesterday afternoon on the internet. Bill Stamps has more.
December 17, 2008 10:49 pm
Wednesday PM December 17th, 2008
OPEC to cut 2.2 million barrels a day to stem crude prices…Trade deficit falls as export boom helps offset oil imports…Houston home sales drop 33.7 per cent compared to last November…
December 17, 2008 7:29 pm
HISD Expands Web Based Early Math Program
If you want kids to do well in mathematics in high school
you've got to give them a solid background in
Houston schools are getting 1.2-million dollars toward that
goal from the ExxonMobil Foundation.
Rod Rice reports.
December 17, 2008 7:24 pm
Texas Civil War Monuments
Officials with the Texas Historical Commission are in a small town in Kentucky
today, to dedicate a monument to Texas troops who fought and died there, during
a battle in the first year of the Civil War. Jim Bell has that story.
December 17, 2008 5:00 am
Wednesday AM December 17th, 2008
The number of those flying somewhere for the holidays is expected to be nine per cent less than last year, according to the Air Transport Association of America. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 16, 2008 10:28 pm
Tuesday PM December 16th, 2008
Fed cuts reduces federal funds rate to a range of zero to 0.25 per cent…OPEC says world oil demand will fall in 2009, dragged down by the global economic meltdown…Fuel spending accounted for 36.1 of summer operating expenses at big U.S. airlines…
December 16, 2008 10:06 pm
Mayor Announces Run For Senate
Houston Mayor Bill White has officially announced his run for
U.S Senate. He made the announcement via the internet.
The three-term mayor will likely face former Texas
Comptroller John Sharp in the Democratic primary.
December 16, 2008 9:57 pm
Houston Docs Drawing Roadmap For Bioartificial Heart
It may sound far-fetched, but some of the world's foremost heart experts and researchers think it might be possible someday to grow an actual bio-artificial heart. They're in Houston this week creating a roadmap they hope will lead to the use of stem cells to make a biological heart to replace one that's damaged or diseased.
December 16, 2008 9:52 pm
No Decorations; Blame It on the Economy
The sluggish economy is being blamed for all sorts of things these days. Some even say there are fewer Christmas decorations going up because of it. Bill Stamps hit the streets to find out of that's true.
December 16, 2008 9:00 pm
Energy Prices Down, Food Prices Up
The national Consumer Price Index dropped a
dramatic 1.7-percent in November.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will release a
complete report on the Greater Houston area's
CPI next month.
Today it released some findings for November
as Rod Rice reports.
December 16, 2008 5:00 am
Tuesday AM December 16th, 2008
The 2008 Houston Business Expo is set for the Hyatt Regency downtown today. Ed Mayberry reports.
December 15, 2008 11:01 pm
Houston's Mayor Has Higher Political Calling
Bill White is supposed to make it official. The popular Houston Mayor is to announce he will seek the U.S. Senate seat held by Kay Bailey Hutchison. Pundits and party faithful think his chances are good. Pat Hernandez has the story.
December 15, 2008 10:29 pm
Monday PM December 15th, 2008
Big three bailout discussions continue…CDX Gas files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy…Shoppers continue their frugal ways this holiday season, despite a decent Black Friday spending surge…
December 15, 2008 9:32 pm
Run-off Time for Senate District 17
Just when you thought the long election season over there's one more race to decide. Voters in Senate District 17 cast ballots tomorrow to choose a winner in a run-off between Democrat Chris Bell and Republican Joan Huffman.
December 15, 2008 9:06 pm
Legislature Puts Ike Response Under Microscope
A legislative committee will hold two more public hearings this week, in its investigation of how well, or how badly, public agencies did their jobs before, during and after Hurricane Ike. Jim Bell reports.
December 15, 2008 8:56 pm
Suspect Found in 17-year-old Murder
In August of 19-92 an elderly east side woman was murdered. Rod Rice reports there were no suspects until police re-opened the investigation a few months ago.
December 15, 2008 12:00 am
It's Christmas Bird Count Day in Matagorda County
Today is a big day in Matagorda County. It's the area's annual Christmas Bird Count Day. Rod Rice recently spent time on the waters along Matagorda Bay in an area ideally suited for migrating birds.
December 14, 2008 11:00 pm
Monday AM December 15th, 2008
Business and education leaders collaborated on ways to drive Houston's economy, in the face of the recession and possible job losses. Ed Mayberry reports.