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Texas Clipper to Become Artificial Reef

Posted on The original Texas Clipper — the ship that trained thousands of future sea-farers at the Texas A&M Maritime Academy in Galveston — has reached the end of the line, but she’s not going to the scrap heap. They’re going to sink her in the Gulf of Mexico where she’ll become an artificial reef and a […]

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Public Reefing in Texas Waters

Posted on The State of Texas moves to allow private citizens to build artificial reefs in near shore waters. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopted the new rules to so there is a framework to govern public reefing in Texas waters. Houston Public Radio’s Rod Rice reports. Click to Listen Parks and Wildlife is already building […]

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Monday PM November 13th, 2006

Posted on PMI continues reaching record highs…ThromboVision receives Michael E. DeBakey, M.D., Life Science Award…International survey of nanotechnology industry finds nanoparticles may pose environmental and health risks for workers… The Purchasing Managers Index has reached 62.2, the highest index recorded in the past six months and one point higher than the six-month average of 61.2, according to […]

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TSA Travel Rules

Posted on In anticipation of the busy holiday season travel crowds, the Transportation Security Administration is attempting to educate travelers about the restrictions on liquid products. As Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports, the TSA is having difficulty getting the correct information to passengers. Click to Listen TSA officials regularly confiscate hundreds of liquid items from passengers’ […]

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HPD Red Light Cameras

Posted on The Houston Police Department announced the second set of Red Light Cameras are on line. That makes a total of 20 cameras that monitor intersections for red light runners. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft has more on how affective the cameras have been. Click to Listen The first ten cameras went live back in early […]

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Centro de Informacion Medica

Posted on It is not always easy for Mexicans living in Houston to know all of their health care options. Too many go to Emergency Rooms as a first choice. Until now, there has been no place to get comprehensive information about health care options, programs and services in the area. Houston Public Radio’s Rod Rice reports […]

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Airline Pensions

Posted on When Congress meets for a lame-duck session next week, lawmakers aren’t expected to accomplish much. But one of the few legislative items they might tackle could benefit two major airlines based in Texas: Houston’s Continental and American, headquartered in Dallas. Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill. Click to Listen When Congress approved a pension overhaul […]

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HISD Taxes and Tutoring

Posted on The Houston School Board has voted to reduce the school district tax rate,and spend $236 million dollars to repair ageing schools. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell explains how they plan to do that. Click to Listen The board first cut the tax rate 14 cents to $1.48 per hundred of assessed value, as mandated by […]

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Friday AM November 10th, 2006

Posted on Out-of-court settlement reached between BP and woman whose parents died in March 2005 Texas City refinery explosion…New claims for unemployment benefits fall…National Retail Federation urges caution when shopping online for Christmas gifts… Financial terms will remain confidential in the settlement between BP and a woman whose parents died in last year’s deadly explosion at the […]

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Friday PM November 10th, 2006

Posted on Genentech purchasing Houston-based Tanox…Andy Fastow to serve his six year term in Louisiana…Exxon Mobil Chemical plans expansion of rubber-making operations in Baytown… Genentech is buying Houston-based Tanox in a $919 million deal. Tanox joined forces with Genentech in 1996 to develop an asthma drug called Xolair, and is developing another drug based on recent advances […]

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Biggio Stays An Astro, Signs New Contract

Posted on Longtime Houston Astro Craig Biggio hopes to finish his career here after signing a one-year contract with the team for next season, his 20th in the big leagues. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, the club’s all-time hits leader hopes to close-in on a major milestone in 2007. Click to Listen Biggio started with […]

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Whooping Cough

Posted on Whooping Cough, a bacterial infection, is making a comeback. The number of cases and hospitalizations are on the rise. As Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports, for the first time the Department of Health and Human Services is offering a booster immunization to adolescents in an attempt to curb the spread of the illness. Click […]

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Thursday AM November 9th, 2007

Posted on China records record trade surplus…International Business Wales opens Houston office…Save-a-Lot “edited-assortment” grocery store opens first Houston outlet… From the U.S. perspective, it is the other side of the trade imbalance story. China says its trade surplus notched a record monthly high in October as exports soared and import growth fell amid government efforts to cool […]

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Thursday PM November 9th, 2006

Posted on Woman whose parents died in deadly BP Texas City refinery explosion settles out of court…United Steelworkers Union and Goodyear Tire & Rubber to resume bargaining… Financial terms will remain confidential in the settlement between BP and a woman whose parents died in last year’s deadly explosion at the BP Texas City refinery. But Eva Rowe […]

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Texas Woman’s University Opens New Houston Campus

Posted on Texas Woman’s University is opening a new Houston campus. The Institute of Health Sciences-Houston will allow the university to double enrollment in their nursing and healthcare programs. Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports. Click to Listen Texas Woman’s University has been in Houston for 40 years, but the new facility which opened this week gives […]