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Monday PM March 16th, 2009

Posted on · UTMB rehires more than 500; hundreds more to be re-hired...Baker Hughes cuts 1,500 positions, with more possible...Texas farmers and ranchers suffering $1 billion in losses because of drought...

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UTMB Rehiring After Layoffs

Posted on · The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston is rehiring many of the people it laid off last year after Hurricane Ike. Jim Bell reports.

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AT&T Tests Disaster Recovery Response Operations

Posted on · AT&T recently conducted a network disaster recovery exercise in Houston. The drill sharpens skills in restoring and maintaining communications after hurricanes or other service disruptions. Ed Mayberry reports.

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Belle Shipwreck Needs Support

Posted on · Here's another result of high oil prices you wouldn't expect. A certain oil-based chemical costs so much it's threatening efforts to preserve the wreck of a ship that changed the course of history more than 300 years ago. Jim Bell explains.

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Friday PM March 13th, 2009

Posted on · Texas comptroller reports sluggish sales tax revenue...OPEC considers production cuts this weekend...Texas agriculture officials say ranchers have already lost nearly $1 billion because of ongoing drought...

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HPD: No Warnings, Excuses or Exemptions

Posted on · Houston Police Chief Harold Hurtt unveils the next phase of his comprehensive traffic safety campaign. It will target aggressive drivers and motorists who do not keep their children buckled up. Pat Hernandez has the story.

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Lessons From Hurricane Rita

Posted on · Exactly six months after Hurricane Ike hit the upper Texas coast, a new reportindicates people in this area didn't learn any lessons from the traffic nightmareHurricane Rita caused in 2005. Jim Bell reports.

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Second Man Arrested in de Jesus Case

Posted on · Throughout the investigation of the Susana de Jesus kidnapping, officers always believed at least two people were involved. Monday they arrested the main suspect Nicholas-Michael Edwin Jean who told them where to find her body. Now, a second man is behind bars. Bill Stamps has the latest.

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Governor Criticized for Rejecting Stimulus

Posted on · More than a half billion dollars in federal stimulus money that would expand state unemployment benefits won't be coming to Texas. Governor Rick Perry says it would increase the tax burden on businesses to expand the program. Pat Hernandez has more.

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Police Say Early Education Lowers Crime

Posted on · HPD Chief Harold Hurtt and other law enforcement leaders are backing a bill in the Texas legislature that would give more money to school districts for preschool instruction. They say putting kids in the classroom early may save them from being in a jail cell later on. Bill Stamps has more.

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Friday AM March 13th, 2009

Posted on · The FDA is collaborating with Houston medical groups to develop processes to mitigate risks associated with nano-engineered medical products. Ed Mayberry reports.

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Thursday PM March 12th, 2009

Posted on · Federal judge approves BP's $50 million plea deal...Governor Perry rejects portion of $17 billion in stimulus funds...Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk endorsed by Senate committee as U.S. trade representative...

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FEMA Ends a Housing Program

Posted on · The FEMA program that houses some 26-hundred Texans in hotels ends tomorrow.Rod Rice reports that the program closing will not come as a surprise to those getting assistance.