Posted on · A new report by a state agency says Texans are paying a little less for electricity. But when we dug into the data, we found big differences depending on where you live.
Posted on · A consulting firm surveys oil executives and finds they think the downturn in Houston’s oil & gas industry could last for many more months.
Posted on · The controversy over “fracking” could be moving off-shore. But the drilling industry says the government’s own analysis found little harm.
Posted on · The croaking of the Houston toad is virtually never heard in its namesake: none of the toads live in the wild in Houston. And efforts to help them live in other areas have run up against drought, wild fires and bulldozers. But there’s a new effort to help the little toad survive.
Posted on · The groups are meeting with people concerned about oil drilling near the shores of Lake Houston.
Posted on · It’s one more impact the lower price of oil is having on the energy industry: the demand to drill in the Gulf of Mexico has dropped as well.
Posted on · Fewer oil wells are being drilled these days in Texas but the work hasn’t stopped. In fact, one new permit would allow drilling in a place that’s raising concern: a spot very close to Lake Houston, one of the city’s major sources for drinking water.
Posted on · Hurricane Ike hit us here on the Texas coast eight years ago next week. The disaster taught emergency agencies what it takes to clean-up and restore the Houston region. News 88.7 went with them for an aerial tour.
Posted on · There’s growing concern over thousands of “abandoned” oil & gas wells. Some are near Houston and worry homeowners who use well-water.
Posted on · What sounds like a nightmare for prosecutors is unfolding at the Harris County District Attorney’s office. Evidence for hundreds of criminal cases has apparently been destroyed.
Posted on · Air pollution from oil & gas drilling is making asthma worse in Texas cities including Houston. That’s according to some environmental groups. Not so says the oil & gas industry.
Posted on · There is new urgency to fix a safety problem affecting oil and gas drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico. The problem is bolts that break.
Posted on · Galveston Island is trying a new way to make its beaches bigger.
Posted on · If you’re just out of college and finding it tough to land that first job, here’s something to consider. But a warning: it involves Texas and chainsaws.
Posted on · A couple hundred jobs could eventually be eliminated as an industry is coming to an end in a small town north of Houston.