Taking Human Traffickers To Court

Posted on · The Harris County Attorney's office and a local nonprofit are teaming up against local human trafficking operations. According to the Justice Department, 1 out of every 4 victims is brought through Harris County before being sent to other parts of the country. The County says shutting down the operations isn't easy, so they're hoping to use another tool — lawsuits.


TSA Testing New Security Kiosk In Houston

Posted on · The TSA is looking into making another change at security check points — all in the name of safety and security. Houston is one of only three cities where a new passenger identification kiosk is being tested.


Gender Wage Gap, Myth or Real?

Posted on · Republicans have blocked a vote on a bill which calls for equal pay in the workplace, saying it would make things tougher on businesses in a struggling economy. Among other things, the bill would require employers to prove any differences in pay are for reasons other than gender.


Should You Get Flood Insurance?

Posted on · When you think about preparing for hurricane season, one of the first things that comes to mind is probably a pack of emergency supplies. But the folks with Harris County Flood Control say, there's something just as important that some people don't think about.


Former Homeless Man With Great Voice In Houston

Posted on · Last year, homeless man Ted Williams became an overnight sensation after a You Tube video of him and his remarkable voice was viewed by millions of people. Ted Williams has written a book about his journey and was recently in Houston to tell his story.


Experts Say No Excuse for Child Drownings This Summer

Posted on · With summer almost here and school letting out, more families will be looking for ways to cool off. Unfortunately some family outings end in tragedy as 70 or more children drown in Texas each year. The YMCA and the Houston Fire Department want to prevent these tragedies and are reaching out to parents.


Why Mental Health Agencies Are Playing An Active Role In Sobering Center

Posted on · Last week the Houston City Council approved a plan that will change how the police department deals with public intoxication. Currently violators are arrested and taken to jail. The new plan calls for the construction of a "sobering center" where individuals will be taken instead. Many of those taken to the center could have mental health issues to go along with substance abuse problems.


Foster And Adoption Families Needed

Posted on · If you've ever thought about being a foster parent or possibly adopting a child, local agencies say there's no better time than now. There are more than 7,000 children in the Houston area foster system and almost 2,000 of those are waiting to be adopted.