May 19, 2008 12:00 pm
Monday AM May 19th, 2008
New graduates urged to assess corporate culture during job interviews…South Texas mayors and business leaders file suit to stop border fence construction…Higher prices for crops and livestock drive Texas agricultural production to new heights…
May 17, 2008 12:00 pm
Miss Metro Makes Rail Safety Interesting
As METRO prepares to expand light rail on Houston's
east side, it is also preparing area children for the construction
and eventual running of trains in their neighborhoods.
Rod Rice reports.
May 16, 2008 6:00 pm
Longtime Television News Anchor Remembered in Moving Tribute
Ron Stone Tribute Hundreds crowd a west side church to pay tribute to Ron Stone. The former channel 2 news anchor died Tuesday of prostate cancer. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 16, 2008 6:00 pm
Friday PM May 16th, 2008
Gasoline prices average $3.678 per gallon in statewide survey…Texas unemployment rate down to 3.9 percent…New apartments push home construction to biggest increase in more than two years…
May 16, 2008 5:30 pm
Senator Cornyn Pushes for ANWR Drilling
Concerned about rising oil and gas prices, area civic and business leaders gathered downtown for an energy summit. There they heard Senator John Cornyn give his take on the problem and what Congress is doing to solve it.
May 16, 2008 3:30 pm
HISD and Houston Library System Partner for Summer Reading
The Houston School District and the city's public library system are joining forces to keep local students from falling behind on their reading skills this summer. A program aimed at encouraging students to read at least five books this summer is a first-time partnership between HISD and the library system.
May 16, 2008 3:00 pm
Legislative Hearing on School Funding
A legislative committee held a hearing in Houston today in its search for solutions to the state's public school funding problems, and also, gather input on what should be done to improve funding for state-supported colleges and universities. Jim Bell reports.
May 16, 2008 12:00 am
Friday AM May 16th, 2008
Industrial output drops slightly; unemployment benefit applications increase slightly…Boeing outlines progress on International Space Station work…University of Houston approves tuition increase…
May 15, 2008 5:30 pm
The Challenges of Prevention Research
MD Anderson Cancer Center today accepted a 35 million dollar gift from the Dan Duncan family. It's the second largest gift in the institutions history. The money will establish the Duncan Institute for Cancer Prevention and Risk Assessment. Capella Tucker reports prevention research comes with it's own unique challenges.
May 15, 2008 4:30 pm
NASA Making Steady Progress in Lunar Program
With a scheduled launch date in 2015, Nasa says its making good progress in its efforts to design and build the next generation of manned spacecraft. The Orion Space Capsule will eventually go to the moon. Jack Williams has the latest update of progress in the constellation program.
May 15, 2008 4:00 pm
Thursday PM May 15th, 2008
National gasoline average hits $3.77; diesel reaches $4.45 per gallon…Congress sends farm bill to White House, despite veto threat…Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples to lead trade delegation to Cuba…
May 15, 2008 3:00 pm
Texas Children's Hospital Breaks Ground on New West Campus
Texas Children's Hospital breaks ground on its new campus in far west Houston. The first community children's hospital in the greater Houston area will be among the largest in the country. Pat Hernnadez has the story.
May 15, 2008 12:00 am
Thursday AM May 15th, 2008
Harnessing energy from ocean and tidal waves becomes more attractive…Bush disputes IMF claim that increased biofuel production is causing rising food prices…Smart car earns highest rating in front-end and side-impact testing by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety…
May 14, 2008 5:30 pm
Federal Candidate Forum Focuses on Education Here
Education is the focus of another Policy Lunch Series presented by Children at Risk. The event attracted candidates for federal office who face powerful incumbents. Pat Hernandez has more.
May 14, 2008 5:00 pm
HPD to Buy New Surveillance Equipment
It has been a good week for the Houston Police Department. Tuesday the Mayor announced there's more money for HPD in his new budget. Today the district attorney's office handed over a check as well. Bill Stamps tells us why.
May 14, 2008 4:30 pm
HPD's Beard Policy Under Scrutiny
The city of Houston is fighting a lawsuit over the Houston police department's long-standing policy against facial hair. Four officers filed the suit—saying the policy is discriminatory. Council memebers argued the point after they were asked to approve spending one hundred and fifty thousand dollars to defend the lawsuit. Laurie Johnson has more.
May 14, 2008 3:50 pm
Wednesday PM May 14th, 2008
Gas prices hit $3.75 average, and the end's not in sight…Houston IBM employees to be transferred as company moves positions to Argentina…RealtyTrac says more homeowners falling behind on mortgage payments…
May 14, 2008 3:30 pm
Protests Over Dynegy Coal Power Plans
Unhappy about the company's plan to build six new coal-fired power plants, protesters demonstrated outside Dynegy's annual shareholder meeting here in Houston yesterday. As Jack Williams reports, a coalition of environmental groups wants the company to reconsider coal.
May 14, 2008 3:00 pm
Historic Home for Rent
Historic Home For Rent The Galveston Historical Foundation wants to rent out one of its oldest and most historic homes. Really! It's what's known as a "museum house", and the foundation wants someone to live in it and be the resident "curator". Jim Bell reports.
May 14, 2008 12:00 am
Wednesday AM May 14th, 2008
Congress urges Bush to temporarily halt shipment of oil to Strategic Petroleum Reserve…Administaff: most small businesses on target or will grow at faster pace than projected this year…Air Transport Association predicts 1.3 percent drop in summer domestic air traffic…
May 13, 2008 11:00 pm
HPD Develops Mental Health Crisis Intervention Program
The Houston Police Department has a new program to respond to crisis calls. Some officers are paired with mental health experts in what's called the Crisis Intervention Response Team. Laurie Johnson has more.
May 13, 2008 4:30 pm
Mayor Unveils New Budget
Houston property owners will pay less in taxes for the fifth straight year under Mayor White's new budget. The Mayor announced the 2009 fiscal budget at a news conference this afternoon.
May 13, 2008 4:00 pm
Hurricane Seminar is Well Attended by Business and Industry
The 2008 hurricane season is just weeks away, and planning for the annual event is critical. A seminar for business and industry spotlighted regional response and recovery, as well as the need for the mutual sharing of information. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 13, 2008 3:50 pm
CityPass Saves Money For Families
With school almost out and summer right around the corner, the Houston Tourism Department has a new tool it hopes will boost tourism dollars. KUHF's Bill Stamp has more on the new CityPass.
May 13, 2008 3:30 pm
Saavedra: Keep Key Open
After considering several options, the head of the Houston
School District says he'll recommend additional improvements
to Key Middle School instead of closing the campus.
Superintendent Dr. Abe Saavedra says he'll ask the HISD
board tomorrow to keep the school open and approve
$3 million in renovations.
May 13, 2008 3:00 pm
Tuesday PM May 13th, 2008
HP purchasing EDS in multibillion dollar deal…Consumers continue cutting back on spending…National Association of Realtors says median home prices fell in two-thirds of cities surveyed...
May 13, 2008 12:00 am
Tuesday AM May 13th, 2008
Re-trials set for three former Enron broadband executives…"Flex in the City" conference to encourage flexible work schedules…Second annual Celebrate! Enterprise business festival gets underway…
May 12, 2008 4:30 pm
Campaign Launched to Help Older Houstonians Remain Active
May is Older Americans Month and Houston's senior citizens are the focus of an ambitious campaign to ensure they enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle. Pat Hernandez has the story.
May 12, 2008 4:00 pm
Lawmakers Consider Changes to School Accountability System
People across Texas are testifying to lawmakers about the state's public school accountability system. A legislative committee came to Houston to hear what people in this area suggest should be done to improve accountability standards. Laurie Johnson has more.
May 12, 2008 3:30 pm
Monday PM May 12th, 2008
Washington PUD getting $11.8 million from California utilities in Enron-related settlement…NatWest Three enter federal prison for Enron-related fraud…Energy Department says wind turbines will produce fifth of nation's electric needs within two decades…