October 10, 2008 11:32 pm
NASA 50th Part One
NASA is 50 years old this month. The act of Congress that created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration went into effect on October 1st of 1958. In part one of KUHF's special series on the NASA anniversary, Jim Bell looks back at the events that led to the beginning of what we now call "The Space Age".
October 10, 2008 11:14 pm
Med Students, Teachers Making Switch To Digital Journals
If you walk into the Houston Academy of Medicine -Texas Medical Center Library today, you'll see a big open space right near the entrance. It's the clearest sign of a major shift in how medical students, doctors and researchers both access and disseminate information. Jack Williams explains.
October 10, 2008 10:39 pm
Monday AM October 13th, 2008
An EPA report shows improved environmental performance by manufacturing industries. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 10, 2008 10:29 pm
Friday PM October 10th, 2008
President Bush tries to reassure Americans about credit crisis…Gasoline prices continue dropping at the pump…Boeing stages weekend recruitment event…
October 10, 2008 10:13 pm
First Ike, now this.
As the stock market continues to dive, many are wondering just how bad it's going to get. Many Houstonians still haven't recovered from Hurricane Ike. Now they’re having to worry about another disaster. Bill Stamps has more.
October 10, 2008 9:13 pm
Insurance Costs too High? Tell Someone.
If you think you pay too much for home owners insurance
a Texas advocacy group wants to know what you've done
about it. Rod Rice reports on the effort by Texas Watch to change the way insurance is regulated in the state.
October 9, 2008 11:38 pm
Rice Students Learn How Vulnerable Electronic Voting Really Is
With the presidential election is just weeks away, Rice University computer science students are given the chance to rig a voting machine in the classroom. The result may surprise you. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 9, 2008 10:54 pm
Thursday PM October 9th, 2008
Gas prices have taken another hit in Texas and across the nation.
This is Sarah Schimmer from Triple A Texas.
October 9, 2008 10:32 pm
Weakening Economy Could Mean Lower Prices
For those who tend to see the glass half full instead of half empty. There could be could be some good news as a result of the financial mess the country finds itself in. Bill Stamps explains.
October 9, 2008 9:25 pm
Critics: Security Trumps Safety for New Driver License Rules
If you are not a U.S. citizen you'll need to prove you're in the country legally to get a Texas Driver License.
The new rules went into effect the first of the month. Rod Rice reports that critics think Texas roads will now
be less safe.
October 9, 2008 9:09 pm
Debris Pickups Outside the City
FEMA and Harris County officials say they are stepping up the pace in picking up Hurricane debris in the county's unincorporated areas. Hundreds of trash trucks have already picked up a phenomenal amount of debris, as Jim Bell reports.
October 8, 2008 11:55 pm
Thursday AM October 9th, 2008
The Galveston Island Convention Center on the Seawall sustained just minor water damage from Hurricane Ike. In fact, the center hosted a ballroom event this past weekend. Ed mayberry reports.
October 8, 2008 6:55 pm
"Tent City" Home for Many Storm Victims in Galveston
Galveston's recovery from Hurricane Ike continues at a slow but deliberate pace. Nearly a thousand people displaced by the storm live in a "tent city" run by the Red Cross. Pat Hernandez paid a visit to the island city shelter.
October 8, 2008 5:26 pm
Wednesday PM October 8th, 2008
Pending home sales rise 7.4 per cent…Federal Reserve cuts key rate by half-point to 1.5 per cent in move coordinated with other major central banks…Retailers report weak sales figures for September as financial meltdown forces shoppers to cut back further…
October 8, 2008 5:16 pm
City Council Goes after Roof Repair Scam Artists
Houston is the place to be these days for contractors who specialize in roof repair. But many scam artists are in town as well hoping to take advantage of unknowing homeowners. Bill Stamps tells us what the city plans to do about it.
October 8, 2008 1:00 pm
Pilot Walks-Away From SW Houston Plane Crash
A dramatic rush-hour plane crash just off the Southwest Freeway
earlier today left the pilot shaken but unhurt. The twin-engine
plane made an emergency landing in a field south of 59 near
Bissonnet just before 7 am and then burst into flames.
October 7, 2008 6:25 pm
Constables Could Head Contract Deputy Program
Harris County Commissioners Court authorizes further study on a proposal that would transfer patrol contracts to the eight constables' offices. Pat Hernandez says the shift should eventually boost the ranks of the Sheriff's Department.
October 7, 2008 5:59 pm
Wednesday AM October 8th, 2008
An economic indicator for the executive employment market has declined. As Ed Mayberry reports, that likely indicates lowered job growth expectations.
October 7, 2008 5:14 pm
Civil Court Filings Go High Tech
The age of high tech has finally made it to ALL the district and civil courts in Harris County. Attorneys can now file all their court documents on-line. Jim Bell explains.
October 7, 2008 4:47 pm
Tuesday PM October 7th, 2008
District Judge considering BP plea agreement…Federal Reserve chairman says outlook for economic growth has worsened…Consumer borrowing falls for first time in more than a decade…
October 7, 2008 4:38 pm
Animal Advocates and Animal Control Agree
Animal euthanasia is nearly always a controversial subject.
Today — Houston Councilmembers are discussing the issue. That's because a group of animal advocates wants Houston to become a "no kill" city. Laurie Johnson has more.
October 7, 2008 4:00 pm
Find an Orphan Drum? Call 800-671-6022
Among the many things dislocated by Hurricane Ike are potentially hazardouse materials. The Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t want anyone taking any chances with what it calls “orphan drums”. Rod Rice reports.
October 6, 2008 5:43 pm
Hurricane Ike Prepares Neighborhoods for National Night Out
National Night Out marks a milestone in citizen crime prevention. The annual event gets a boost thanks to Hurricane Ike. Pat Hernandez tells us the storm brought neighborhoods closer.
October 6, 2008 5:29 pm
Tuesday AM October 7th, 2008
President Bush says the $700 billion rescue package to save the teetering U.S. economy will take some time to work. One Texas economist says there are several ways we'll know if the plan is working. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 6, 2008 5:07 pm
Monday PM October 6th, 2008
Reliant Energy considers “strategic alternatives,” including possible buyer…Citigroup seeks damages against Wachovia and Wells Fargo for interfering with its planned takeover of Wachovia…National Association for Business Economics: 69 per cent of economists believe recession has already begun, or will this year…
October 6, 2008 4:52 pm
Big Mortgage Company Agrees to Help Texas Homeowners
The Texas Attorney General's office and mortgage lender
Countrywide Financial Corporation have agreed on a
settlement that should help some homeowners avoid foreclosure.
October 6, 2008 4:07 pm
Houston is going green. Over the next three years — one million trees will be added to the city's landscape. Laurie Johnson reports.
October 5, 2008 9:44 pm
Last Day to Register
Whether you’re for Barack Obama, John McCain, or undecided — today is the last day to register to vote for next month's election. Bill Stamps reports on how registration is going.
October 5, 2008 9:14 pm
Monday AM October 6th, 2008
The 700-billion-dollar government bailout of the financial industry now has the signature of President Bush. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 5, 2008 2:00 pm
For Hurricane Losses, IRS Could Help
Residents affected by Hurricane Ike may have more avenues to recoup their losses than they think. There's insurance, FEMA and there's your IRS Income tax return. Laurie Johnson explains.