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Future of Medicine

Posted on · A renowned medical geneticist at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston says we’re on the cusp of a new era in medicine that includes vastly improved genome science and therapies that identify risks before the presence of disease. Here’s more from Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams. Dr. C. Thomas Caskey is the […]

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DeBakey Gold Medal

Posted on · Hundreds of colleagues and friends of Dr. Michael DeBakey were on hand at Baylor College of Medicine today as he was given the actual Senate bill that awarded him the Congressional Gold Medal. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell reports. The Congressional Gold Medal is this country’s highest civilian award, and DeBakey is getting it for […]

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Apartment Fire

Posted on · About 250 elderly people are homeless at the moment after fire damaged a low-income housing apartment building . As Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports, the residents are staying in hotels and various apartment units in other complexes until the city can find a permanent location for them. The Bellerive Apartments in Southwest Houston are […]

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Federal Lawsuit Could Halt Development on Galveston’s West End

Posted on · On the eve of an important City Council vote that could determine the future of Galveston Island’s West End, several preservationist groups have filed a federal lawsuit against the Army Corp of Engineers. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, the suit seeks to force the Corp to stop granting development permits until it knows […]

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Tuesday AM November 27th, 2007

Posted on · EPA holds hearing on refinery emission standards…KBR wins Canadian gasification unit contract…Sugar Land-based Imperial Sugar Company forms joint venture with Mexican sugar processor… The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing on its proposed rule for the National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants for Petroleum Refineries today at the Hartman Park Community Center on […]

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Tuesday PM November 27th, 2007

Posted on · Oscar Wyatt, Jr., sentenced for his role in UN Oil-for-Food scandal…Second judge recuses himself from BP case; BP pushes for judge to sign off on felony plea deal stemming from March 2005 Texas City refinery explosion…Houston business leaders participate in one-day business development mission to Mexico City… Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt, Jr., has been sentenced […]

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International High School

Posted on · A local high school with a distinctly international flavor is well into its inaugural year, an experiment of sorts that’s immersing students in curriculum useful in a global marketplace. Here’s more from Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams. Click to Listen It’s the first of its kind in the Houston School District, a new international high […]

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A Plan to Save a Rare Texas Bird

Posted on · The Texas and Louisiana gulf coast was once home to a million Attwater’s Prairie Chickens. Today the bird is on the verge of extinction with a population of about 100. Houston Public Radio’s Rod Rice reports that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has drafted a recovery plan for rare Texas native. Click to Listen […]

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Monday PM November 26th, 2007

Posted on · “Cyber Monday” follows post-Thanksgiving holidays sales…Lawyers who recovered $7.2 billion in settlements for Enron investors seek $700 million in fees…British newspaper says NatWest Three are nearing plea agreement in return for lighter sentence… The online holiday shopping season officially kicked off today. The Monday after Thanksgiving is tagged “Cyber Monday” by the National Retail Federation. […]

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La Comida Food Drive

Posted on · The Houston Police Department and more than 60 Houston area churches and civic organizations have launched the 22nd annual La Comida Food Drive, which gathers donations of food and other necessities for people in need. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell reports. The La Comida Food Drive collects and delivers food to needy families during the […]

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Investigators ID Baby Grace, Arrest Mom and Stepdad

Posted on · Authorities in Galveston say they have a long way to go in their investigation, but are “fairly confident” they’ve identified a girl found dead inside a storage box in West Galveston Bay last month. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, investigators say “Baby Grace” is most likely a 2-year-old girl from Spring and her […]

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EPA Meeting

Posted on · The Environmental Protection Agency is reviewing some standards that regulate petroleum refineries. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports officials are coming here to get input from communities living around the refineries. The Clean Air Act requires the EPA to regulate toxic air pollutants from large industrial facilities. This public hearing is reviewing one of the […]

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FEMA Relocation Reimbursement

Posted on · FEMA has made some changes in its program of reimbursing homesick Hurricane Katrina and Rita evacuees for the costs of moving back to Louisiana. More people are eligible for it. Houston Public Radio’s Jim Bell explains. Click to Listen FEMA announced the moving reimbursements program in September, and originally, they were available only to Katrina […]

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UH Researchers Say Sleep Hormone May Disrupt Night Memories

Posted on · A new study by a team of University of Houston researchers suggests a hormone that helps regulate sleep cycles in humans could actually hurt memory formation at night. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, the so-called “hormone of darkness”, melatonin appears to disrupt nighttime memories in zebrafish. Click to Listen The research was published […]

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Homeless Bus

Posted on · Transportation is often listed as a barrier for accessing social services. It’s the same with the homeless who may be trying to piece their lives back together. One organization decided to do something about that. So everyday, a bus makes the rounds in Houston taking the homeless to where they need to go. Houston Public […]