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Houston Keeps an Eye on Dean

Posted on · With Hurricane Dean now stalking the Gulf of Mexico, officials are keeping a close eye on the storm’s progress around the clock. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, county and city leaders say they’re ready if Dean comes our way. Still soggy from Tropical Storm Erin’s leftovers, Houston and Harris County are gearing-up for […]

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Criminal Documents Go High Tech

Posted on · It’s now easier for law enforcement agencies, local and federal, to gain access to criminal court documents in Harris County. Houston Public Radio’s Capella Tucker reports It used to take a phone call, but now hoping on-line will do. The Harris County District Clerk’s office is making criminal court documents available on the internet. “We […]

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Thursday AM August 16th, 2007

Posted on · BASF wins $170 million verdict against Lyondell Chemical…Chevron splits E&P into four divisions, with two headquartered in Houston…Houston’s light rail system wins federal funding… The German chemical giant BASF has won a $170 million verdict in a New Jersey court against one of its American suppliers. BASF had sued Houston-based Lyondell Chemical in a New […]

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Thursday PM August 16th, 2007

Posted on · Bush administration says ruling in favor of Enron shareholders would expose companies to billions in liabilities…Teppco Partners to pay $2.9 million fine for jet fuel discharge…ConocoPhillips to pay $97.5 million fine over royalty dispute… In a U.S. Supreme Court battle, shareholders trying to sue scheming companies appear to have the support of the Securities and […]

Going Green

Webster Building Installs Grass and Soil-Covered Roof for Energy Efficiency

Posted on · A medical office building in Webster is utilizing a grass and soil-covered roof for energy efficiency. Houston Public Radio Business Reporter Ed Mayberry visited the water-retaining green roof with the landscapers who installed the plants. The building at 251 Medical Center Boulevard was built with a green roof in mind, according to Bruce Gunderson with […]

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Wednesday AM August 15th, 2007

Posted on · Comcast officially launches high-speed Internet and phone service…Lawyer wants exclusion of document suggesting Houston oilman Oscar Wyatt, Jr., provided Iraq with information about when U.S. would invade…Wholesale inflation jumps sharply in July… Comcast has officially launched its high-speed Internet and phone service. It’s actually been a transition over the past few weeks, as Comcast continues […]

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Wednesday PM August 15th, 2007

Posted on · Houston home sales rebound; national figures still weak…Senator Dodd calls on Bush administration not to side with companies in Supreme Court case involving Enron…MMS says 15 Gulf of Mexico rigs currently drill in ultra-deepwater… Sales in the Houston real estate market rebounded from the previous two months of declining sales, according to the Houston Association […]

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KPFT Needs Help Finding Shooter

Posted on · A local listener-supported radio station is asking for a different kind of support. The Pacifica station KPFT wants the community to help identify a suspect who shot a bullet into their studio earlier this week. Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports. At about 1am on Monday morning, a bullet tore through the front window of […]

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Lucy Exhibit Takes Shape With Two Weeks Until Opening

Posted on · With just two weeks until the debut of the “Lucy” exhibit at the Houston Museum of Natural Science, crews are working around the clock to prepare a temporary home for the world-famous fossil. Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams has an update. The Lucy exhibit is one of the most high profile installations in the museum’s […]

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Tuesday AM August 14th, 2007

Posted on · Governor Perry to sign Houston Ship channel authorization…Business inventories, retail sales up rise slightly…Houston firm imports small refinery units to convert seed oils to biodiesel… Governor Rick Perry signs House Bill 3011 into law this morning at the Port of Houston Authority Executive Office Building. It authorizes the creation of the Houston Ship Channel Security […]

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Monday PM August 13th, 2007

Posted on · Gas prices continue dropping…Fort Worth-based investors group behind Northwest bid to purchase Midwest Airlines…El Paso security company cited for requiring workers to join union or pay dues to keep their jobs… Gas prices have been dropping, but at least one analyst says don’t expect it to continue. The latest Lundberg Survey says the average price […]

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Tuesday PM August 14th, 2007

Posted on · Enron Shareholders make last plea for support of effort to hold Enron banks accountable…Helicopter rescues workers from Diamond Offshore oil platform in North Sea…Governor Perry signs bill setting up Houston Ship Channel Security District… Former Enron shareholders have made one last plea to President Bush to support their efforts to hold the Enron banks accountable […]

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Grant Funding Set Aside for Math, Science and Technology Education

Posted on · A bill signed into law by President Bush makes grant funding available for bolstering education in math, science and technology. Houston Public Radio’s Ed Mayberry reports. The American Competes Act–which stands for Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education and Science–was co-sponsored by Senator John Cornyn of Texas. He says we can admit […]

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Lawmakers Create Port Security District

Posted on · Governor Rick Perry ceremonially signed a piece of legislation that creates a framework for security at the Port of Houston. The bill allows the local government and industry to set up a security district along the Houston Ship Channel. Houston Public Radio’s Laurie Johnson reports. The bill creates a security framework, called the Houston Ship […]

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Do You Copy That? HISD Gets New Police Radio System

Posted on · With the start of the new school year less than two weeks away, some Houston School District police officers will be armed with a better way to communicate. As Houston Public Radio’s Jack Williams reports, HISD now has a brand-new radio system that should put an end to troublesome dead spots that plagued the old […]