June 11, 2008 4:56 pm
Council Stalls Light Rail Plan
Metro's plans to move forward with light rail are delayed for at least one week. Houston Council Members threw up the road block today — saying they need more answers from Metro about the light rail agreement. Laurie Johnson reports.
June 11, 2008 4:20 pm
Continental Pilots Picket in Downtown Houston
Continental pilots picketed in downtown Houston to remind Continental management of annual concessions they've made. This comes at a time of industry uncertainty, as Ed Mayberry reports.
June 11, 2008 4:01 pm
HISD Opens District Doors
The Houston School Board is expected to vote this week to start allowing children who live outside the district to attend HISD schools without paying tuition. Jim Bell reports.
June 11, 2008 4:00 am
Wednesday AM June 11th, 2008
Houston ranks first in manufacturing jobs…Fourth retail electric provider shifts customers to providers of last resort…Continental pilots rally to remind management of concessions taken last year…
June 10, 2008 6:59 pm
Hispanic Leaders Angry At Decision to Cut Funding for Job Program
Funding for a long time non-profit program that helps minorities with job skills training and employment is apparently being cut. Local Hispanic leaders are upset that the decision comes at a time when services are needed the most. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 10, 2008 6:22 pm
County Judge Promises Commuter Rail
Commuter rail could be coming to Houston sooner rather than later. It's an idea that has been talked about for decades. But Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the talk needs to turn to action. He wants to open two commuter rail lines within three years. Laurie Johnson has the story.
June 10, 2008 5:34 pm
Texas Lawmakers Think E-Verify System a Bad Idea
The Bush Administration is requiring all federal contractors to use an electronic database to weed-out illegal immigrant employees. But some Texas Congress members think the system is a bad idea. Jodi Breisler reports from Capitol Hill.
June 10, 2008 4:29 pm
Tuesday PM June 10th, 2008
National gasoline average hits $4.04 per gallon…One of three Merrill Lynch executives convicted in Enron sham sale asks for investigations into alleged prosecutorial misconduct…Several airlines roll back weekend fare increase…
June 10, 2008 4:17 pm
Helping Kids Whose Parents Are In Prison
An after school program for children whose
parents are in prison will ask the HISD
board to extend its contract Thursday afternoon.
Rod Rice reports that U.S. Dream Academy has
been working within HISD for a year and has
been in Houston since 2002.
June 10, 2008 3:43 pm
Yao Launches Charity, Will Help Quake Victims
Houston Rockets center Yao Ming has launched a foundation to help
rebuild schools in earthquake-ravaged China and he's donated
$2 million to get the process started.
June 9, 2008 11:14 pm
Investigating Arson at Governor's Mansion
The arson investigation continues today in downtown Austin at the Governor's Mansion. Federal and state officials are trying to figure out who might have started yesterday's four-alarm fire that ripped through the historical building. Erika Aguilar has more.
June 9, 2008 11:05 pm
Tuesday AM June 10th, 2008
Teachers job shadow to learn about things relevant to workplace…Energy secretary meets in Japan with energy chiefs from group of eight industrialized nations…Executive order requires federal contractors to ensure employees are legal…
June 9, 2008 7:15 pm
Democrats Discuss Future of Texas Two-Step
Texas Democrats ended their State Convention united behind Barak Obama. But they remained divided about the caucus process that gave him a majority of Texas delegates. Shelley Kofler reports from Austin.
June 9, 2008 6:43 pm
Healthcare Providers Prepare for Hurricane Season
The city, county and the Texas Medical Center teamed up to host a healthcare hurricane preparedness workshop. It is an effort to ensure that the medical community is prepared. Pat Hernandez has more.
June 9, 2008 5:47 pm
Monday PM June 9th, 2008
Four dollar gasoline arrives in new national average…Saudi Arabia calls for oil price discussion…Pending home sales rise to highest level since October…
June 9, 2008 5:23 pm
Houston Committing to Solar Energy
Houston is one of the U.S. Department of Energy's
"Solar American Cities". Mayor Bill White is eager to
expand the use of alternative power and so far two
buildings are generating some of their power
from the sun.
Rod Rice reports.
June 9, 2008 3:54 pm
U.S., Mexico Crack Down on Weapons Smuggling
The U.S. and Mexico are launching an initiative to stop the illegal smuggling of weapons across the border. It's attack on the increasingly violent drug cartels that operate in both countries. Laurie Johnson has more
June 9, 2008 6:00 am
Greater Houston Partnership Pushes For Renewed Immigration Reform Dialogue
One of the more pressing U.S. economic challenges is fixing the nation's inefficient immigration laws, according to a panel at a recent Greater Houston Partnership Event. See a revival of the stalled debate in Congress, as we hear in this report from Ed Mayberry.
June 9, 2008 3:00 am
Monday AM June 9th, 2008
Rice study looks at rapid CEO turnover…GAO says government could lose $53 billion in energy royalties over next 25 years…Wall Street continues scaling back borrowing from Federal Reserve's emergency lending program…
June 6, 2008 5:52 am
Homeland Security Boss Helps Kick Off New Emergency Preparedness Campaign
U.S. Department of Hoemland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is in Houston to help unveil a regional disater preparedness. Campaign to increase awareness and encourage residents in the Houston-Galveston region to prepare for any disaster. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 6, 2008 4:54 am
Friday PM June 6th, 2008
AAA shows Houston's gasoline average is up about two cents from last week…Unemployment rate sees biggest monthly increase since 1986…Federal Reserve approves Bank of America purchase of Countrywide Financial…
June 6, 2008 4:35 am
Bringing Tuition Regulation Back
College tuition is expected to be a topic of conversation in the next legislative session. A group of democratic lawmakers say they want to once again regulate tuition. Capella Tucker reports.
June 6, 2008 4:00 am
Friday AM June 6th, 2008
Unemployment figures improve…Home foreclosures and late payments set records…Ford plans workforce cut; GM says high gasoline prices are not the end of the SUV…
June 6, 2008 3:53 am
Medical Community Highlights Postpartum Depression
Postpartum depression is the most common complication for women after giving birth. And there are still significant gaps in medical and psychiatric care for women with the illness. Laurie Johnson has more.
June 5, 2008 9:12 am
Thursday PM June 5th, 2008
Continental Airlines to cut 3,000 jobs, reduce capacity…Congress discusses opening more resources for energy production…E-tricity customers switched to other providers…
June 5, 2008 9:12 am
Thursday AM June 5th, 2008
South Dakota voters approve first U.S. refinery in more than 30 years…United Airlines laying off 1,100; grounding less fuel-efficient planes…Administaff survey notes planned business expansions despite current economy…
June 5, 2008 6:16 am
Continental to Cut Jobs…Capacity
Soaring fuel prices claim another casualty in the airline industry. Houston-based Continental Airlines says it's reducing its work force capacity. Analysts say the move signals a discipline for the industry in order to survive. Pat Hernandez has the story.
June 5, 2008 5:00 am
HISD Free Summer Meals
The Houston School District is kicking off its annual free summer meals program today. Children of all ages and their families can all eat breakfast and lunch at more than 250 schools around the district. Jim Bell reports.
June 5, 2008 4:33 am
Honoring the Memory of James Byrd, Jr.
This week marks the ten year anniversary of the death of James Byrd Jr. The nation was shocked when three white men chained Byrd to the back of a pick-up truck and dragged him for miles because he was black. Byrd's family continues to use his memory to rally people against hate crimes. Laurie Johnson has more.
June 4, 2008 7:06 pm
Open to All: Seawall to Get ADA Access
For the first time, people with disabilities will be able to access
the beaches in front of the Galveston seawall.