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Latest Survey says Houston Transit Lacking for Elderly

Posted on · Houston has done it again! We've come in near the top of another list for bad transit. This time it's for people 65 and older living in communities with poor or no public transit. That age group is part of the baby boom generation, so this is a problem that will continue to grow. From the KUHF NewsLab Edel Howlin finds out just how bad that problem is.

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Houston Pet Organization Saves the Day

Posted on · In the current economic climate most Houstonians are just thankful to be employed. For those who can't work because they're either sick or elderly any expense can seem too high. Having a pet can certainly add to those financial woes. But what if that pet is your whole world and you can't bear to be parted from it? Edel Howlin from the KUHF Newslab says there's an organization for that.

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Infertility Story of Hope for Future Parents

Posted on · As July 4th gets closer, families are excitedly making plans for the weekend. But for some couples holidays can be a tough time. These are the couples who've decided it's time to have a baby and they do everything right but it doesn't work. For many, infertility is not just a word, it can mean the end of ever having children or the beginning of a long road of treatment. As Edel Howlin from the KUHF Newslab reports either way, this is never an easy journey.

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Early Morning Metro Fatality

Posted on · A fatal accident this morning on 288 southbound near MacGregor left a Metro bus driver dead and a lot of questions unanswered. Edel Howlin has the story.

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Instant Transit at Your Finger Tips

Posted on · When it comes to getting directions it's often as easy as putting the address into Google maps and following the route. Many people use their cell phones for this reason. But what if you could use your phone and Google to get real-time transit data in your local area? This is the latest proposal from the internet giant. From the KUHF NewsLab, Edel Howlin finds out whether we'll be seeing it in Houston.

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Summer Reading Keeps Kids a Step Ahead

Posted on · With some long hot months ahead, parents may have a tough job keeping the kids cool and busy this summer. One of the best ways to make everyone happy can be to encourage reading. From the KUHF NewsLab Edel Howlin found out just how important this can be.

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HISD Celebrate Latest Figures

Posted on · As Texas schools continue to get hit by budget cuts, Houston Independent School District may enjoy a bit of a reprieve with its latest graduation and dropout figures. Edel Howlin reports on the numbers.

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Hydrogen Cars May be a Step Closer

Posted on · Now that gas prices are finally stabilizing alternative fuel ideas may return to the back burner. But here in Houston that kind of research never stops. One Rice professor may even be a step closer to a solution. From the KUHF Newslab Edel Howlin has the story.

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Brazilian Blowout Hair Straightener, Friend or Foe?

Posted on · Brazilian Blowout is a hair-straightening product used in a growing number of Houston salons. But experts say chemicals in the product may cause cancer. Brazilian Blowout has been pulled off the shelves in Australia, Canada and some European countries, but it's still being used right here in Texas. KUHF NewsLabs Edel Howlin finds out why.

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Air Travel Tips

Posted on · As the kids finish school and summer has hit Houston with record temperatures this year, for some it's time for a vacation. If you're a fair weather traveler or you're travelling as a family, it can be pretty stressful. From the KUHF NewsLab — Edel Howlin has some tips to ease that stress.

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Uncorking Loophole in this Law

Posted on · U.S. Prohibition started in the 1920's and lasted 13 years. In Texas, it went on for 23 years. And in Houston it's still in place in an area known as The Heights near downtown. But some of that is about to change with an art event this weekend. From the KUHF NewsLab Edel Howlin has the story

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Survey Shows Houston’s Public Transit Gaps

Posted on · Public transit has always been tough in Houston. For those who work in downtown, freeways are about the only option to get there from home, no matter where you live in the city. Now a recent survey proves just how bad Houston is for the regular commuter. From the KUHF NewsLab, Edel Howlin has the story.