August 21, 2008 5:44 pm
Top Truckers Compete in Houston
Nearly 400 professional truck drivers from all over the country are in Houston. They're competing in the annual Truck Driving Championship. Pat Hernandez tells us the "Super Bowl of Safety" is sponsored by the American Trucking Association.
August 21, 2008 5:05 pm
Thursday PM August 21st, 2008
Freeport LNG seeks to re-export liquified natural gas during slow U.S. demand…Former El Paso Corporation natural gas traders given prison sentences…U.S. Postal Service offering early retirement to offset $1.5 billion in losses…
August 21, 2008 4:48 pm
Lawmakers Want More Money for Financial Aid Program
With college tuition continually rising, state lawmakers have a dilemma. They want to provide more financial aid for the middle class, but doing so could mean less aid for low income and minority families trying to put their kids through college. Bill Stamps has more.
August 21, 2008 4:00 pm
HBU Students Cleanup Galveston
About 700 students from Houston Baptist University are going to spend Saturday in
Galveston, but they won't be doing what college students usually do there. This group
will be working--doing a lot of fix-up and clean-up stuff. Jim Bell reports.
August 21, 2008 4:00 am
Thursday AM August 21st, 2008
A new website has been launched to provide access to patent documents. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 20, 2008 6:07 pm
TPW Commission Holds Annual Public Hearing in Houston
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission breaks out of its comfort zone in Austin and holds its annual public hearing at the Houston Zoo. The chairman says "on the road" is one way to be more transparent and responsive. Pat Hernandez has the story.
August 20, 2008 5:46 pm
Wednesday PM August 20th, 2008
CSB investigates June 11th Goodyear plant explosion…Revenue projection for state's new business tax lowered by another $1.5 billion…HAR says upper-end market contributes to all-time high median home price; overall sales fall 11th consecutive month…
August 20, 2008 5:37 pm
University Plans Name Change
The University of Houston Downtown could soon have a new name. It seems many people mistakenly think the institution is a branch campus. School officials believe new name would reduce the confusion. Bill Stamps has more.
August 20, 2008 4:39 pm
Houston Launches Free Wi-Fi
After months of unsuccessful attempts — Houston has has a number of free wireless internet sites operating downtown. Laurie Johnson has more.
August 20, 2008 4:00 am
Wednesday AM August 20th, 2008
A trade mission to Libra was granted a face-to-face meeting with Libyan leader Muammar Ghaddafi. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 19, 2008 5:57 pm
Harris County Tries to Diffuse Confusion
The Katy Freeway Expansion Project is scheduled for completion in mid to late October. More public meetings are scheduled to explain what the new features will mean to commuters. Pat Hernandez tells us more.
August 19, 2008 5:13 pm
Transportation Secretary Touts Mobility Funding Overhaul
Houston would have more of a say on how money is spent for local transit projects under a proposed overhaul of the federal transportation funding system.
August 19, 2008 4:31 pm
Tuesday PM August 19th, 2008
Wholesale inflation surges at fastest pace in 27 years…Home construction falls to lowest level in more than 17 years…Allstate and State Farm raising insurance rates…
August 19, 2008 4:24 pm
Power Companies Announce Summer Programs
One week after accusing electricity providers of disconnecting power to the poor and elderly, a Houston politician is now praising their efforts. Bill Stamps tells us why.
August 19, 2008 4:06 pm
Houston Improves Health Insurance for Kids
An effort to enroll every eligible child in a health insurance program has reached a milestone. More than thirty-thousand children in Harris County were added to the Children's Health Insurance Program over the past year. Laurie Johnson has more.
August 19, 2008 4:00 am
Tuesday AM 19th August 2008
Texas ranks twenty-second in a state-by-state report of real-time internet connection speeds. Ed Mayberry reports.
August 18, 2008 5:40 pm
Energy Panel Gives Bleak Prognosis
It's a debate that just won't go away. How do we solve America's energy crisis? Some of the top minds in the energy field met in Houston today to give their assessment of the situation. Bill Stamps has more.
August 18, 2008 5:04 pm
Products That Help Parents Remember Kids Left Inside Vehicles
The unfortunate deaths involving children being left inside a vehicle here result in more calls to a Texas company that makes products which may prevent such tragedies. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 18, 2008 4:36 pm
Monday PM August 18th, 2008
Houston partnership to build $1.8 billion oil terminal off coast of Freeport…Tropical Storm Fay not impacting offshore oil structures…Brinker International selling majority stake in Romano's Macaroni Grill…
August 18, 2008 4:29 pm
Texas Launches Blue Alert Network
Texas has a new program to help apprehend people who have injured or killed law enforcement officers. The Blue Alert Network will use emails, highway message signs and media outlets to notify the public when a suspect is at large. Laurie Johnson reports.
August 18, 2008 3:56 pm
Red Cross Adds AED Training to CPR Training
As they have for years now, the Houston Chapter of the Red Cross and the Methodist
Hospital are co-sponsoring the annual mass CPR training event. This year, something
new has been added to the training. Jim Bell reports.
August 18, 2008 6:00 am
Houston is an international city with multiple languages. Just about every day those languages show up in Houston hospitals in patients needing treatment. Getting proper medical care depends on accurate information from patients. Capella Tucker reports on how one hospital is making sure the lines of communication stay open.
August 18, 2008 5:00 am
Houston Hollywood? Dome Could Be a Studio
With the Astrodome sitting empty and slowly falling apart, backers of a plan to turn it into a giant film and television studio say the Houston icon would make a perfect sound stage. They also say it would boost the state's lagging film industry, which has taken a nose-dive over the past decade or so. Jack Williams reports.
August 15, 2008 5:28 pm
I Can't Believe He's Gone
Condolences are pouring in from all over the world for Doctor Ralph Feigin who died Thursday of lung cancer. Colleagues remember the man who put Houston on the map as the center of pediatric care. Pat Hernandez has more.
August 15, 2008 4:53 pm
New Flood Control Project Includes Existing Park
After two-and-a-half years of work and tons of moved dirt,
Keith Wiess Park on Houston's northeast side is now
officially both a flood control facility and a recreation spot.
August 15, 2008 4:29 pm
Friday PM August 15th, 2008
Texas unemployment creeps up in Texas…Industrial out put rises slightly in July…Republic Services rebuffs Waste Management's takeover attempt for second time…
August 15, 2008 4:13 pm
Big Crowds Expected for Tax-Free Weekend
Christmas is still months away, but it may look and feel like the holiday at local stores and retail outlets this weekend. That's because large crowds of shoppers are expected to take advantage of the tax-free holiday. Bill Stamps hit the stores for this report.
August 15, 2008 3:09 pm
HISD Board Wants to Improve Students' Diets
The Houston School Board has voted to test a program that will promote
better nutrition and fitness for HISD middle school students. Jim Bell reports.
August 15, 2008 4:00 am
Friday AM August 15th, 2008
Back-to-school sales tax holiday begins today…Consumer price index rises eight-tenths per cent…As home prices fall, borrowers take advantage of discounts; foreclosures grow by eight per cent in one month…
August 14, 2008 7:06 pm
Houston Pediatrician Dr. Ralph Feigin Has Died
Renowned Texas Medical Center Pediatrician Dr. Ralph Feigin has died today after a battle with lung cancer. Jack Williams has more.