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.
October 3, 2008 6:22 pm
Houston Area Lawmakers Weigh In on the Bailout
Houston-area lawmakers played a big role in the House re-vote on a federal bail-out plan today. After voting against the package on Monday, Democrat Sheila Jackson-Lee changed that vote Friday. Sara Sciammacco has more from Washington.
October 3, 2008 5:17 pm
Race for Sheriff Focuses on Inmate Deaths and Contract Deputies
Two law enforcement veterans square off in a debate for Harris County Sheriff. The incumbent says programs he started should be completed. The challenger says it's time for change. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 3, 2008 4:17 pm
Friday PM October 3rd, 2008
President signs $700 billion financial rescue package…U.S. sees most job losses in five years…Wachovia agrees to be acquired by Wells Fargo, but Citigroup demands Wachovia abide by its earlier deal…
October 3, 2008 4:00 pm
Hold That Clean Air: EPA Extends Deadline
The Environmental Protection Agency's decision to extend Houston's clean-air deadline to 2019 isn't sitting well with some here who say the extension simply gives the region more time to do nothing.
October 3, 2008 3:36 pm
Bar Association Helps Ike Victims
The Houston Bar Association is stepping up its out-reach to help victims of Hurricane Ike who need legal assistance or advice on managing their recovery from the storm. Jim Bell reports.
October 2, 2008 5:28 pm
City Says Most Traffic Lights Are Working
In the wake of Hurricane Ike, Houston's traffic is getting better by the day. That's because more and more traffic lights that were damaged are coming back online. Still the situation was serious enough for the City Council to hold a special committee meeting on the matter. Bill Stamps was there.
October 2, 2008 4:43 pm
Houston Police Crime Lab Ready To Leave
The Houston Police Department's crime lab is ready to shed its tainted image and move on to helping solve cases. A world renowned DNA testing company has been hired to validate changes made in the crime lab. Pat Hernandez has more.
October 2, 2008 4:24 pm
Thursday PM October 2nd, 2008
One local economist says Houston is not escaping the nation's financial crisis, because it's getting harder to borrow money no matter where you go. He thinks the bailout bill Congress is debating isn't the "best" way out of the crisis, but it will help. Jim Bell has today's business report.
October 2, 2008 1:00 pm
Renewable Energy Could Help Change the Image of an Economic Recovery Package
Wednesday evening, both Texas Senators voted in favor of the massive economic recovery package. Elizabeth Wynne Johnson reports from Capitol Hill.
October 1, 2008 7:17 pm
Domestic Abusers Put on Notice
October 1, 2008 6:56 pm
Thursday AM October 2nd, 2008
Bankers are trying to get the word out about the difference between unregulated investment banks and regional community commercial banks. Ed Mayberry reports.
October 1, 2008 6:15 pm
Houston's Top Cop: We Were Ready for Ike
The Houston Police Chief says he was pleased at how the department responded after Hurricane Ike hit the area. Number crunchers are now tabulating the cost to provide protection to the area. Pat Hernandez has the story.
October 1, 2008 5:39 pm
Wednesday PM October 1st, 2008
HUD mortgage swap program gets underway…President Bush hopes for Senate passage this evening of $700 billion financial rescue plan...Centerpoint Energy restores power to about 98 per cent of 2.15 million customers with outages caused by Hurricane Ike…
October 1, 2008 5:17 pm
City Council Addresses Storm Issues
City officials say Houston's rainy day fund is coming in handy in the wake of the storm. That's one of many storm related topics discussed at this week's city council meeting. Bill Stamps has more.
October 1, 2008 12:42 pm
Ike and Historic Properties
The Texas Historical Commission is urging owners of historic properties to do their homework before they start repairing damage caused by Hurricane Ike. Jim Bell explains.
September 30, 2008 7:04 pm
Wednesday AM October 1st, 2008
The Texas Restaurant Association and Texas Retailers Association hosted a summit for businesses impacted by Hurricane Ike. Ed Mayberry reports.
September 30, 2008 6:06 pm
Non-Profit Development Center for Homeless Children Prepares Them for Kindergarten
More than one thousand classrooms across the state receive Texas School Ready! certification. It means that children are being prepared for kindergarten. Among the programs being certified is SEARCH's House of Tiny Treasures. Pat Hernandez paid a visit to the non-profit center for homeless children.
September 30, 2008 5:02 pm
Tuesday PM September 30th, 2008
President Bush continues push for financial rescue: concedes proposal is huge, but dwarfed by the trillion dollars lost in stock market plunge…Consumer confidence hovers near historic 16-year low, not yet fully reflecting recent financial turmoil…Entergy estimates Hurricanes Ike and Gustav cost $1 billion to $1.2 billion in repairs and lost revenue…
September 30, 2008 4:49 pm
Houstonians Unsure of Bailout
While Congress scrambles to come up with a new Wall Street bail out plan, Presidential Candidate Barrack Obama is urging Americans to support the effort. But if the nation's top economist can't agree on a solution, how is the average American supposed to know what's right?
Bill Stamps spoke with some average Houstonians about the matter.
September 30, 2008 3:44 pm
Houston Lawmakers Want More from Bailout
Congressional leaders are hard at work this week trying to scrounge up another dozen or so votes to pass the economic bailout package. Laurie Johnson spoke with two Houston Congressmen about what it would take to change their votes.