Posted on · Thousands of homes and businesses in Galveston lost their water today because of an electrical fire at one of Galveston's water pump stations. City officials blame the fire on damage caused by Hurricane Ike, almost a year ago. Jim Bell explains.
Posted on · The quiet hurricane season has the experts at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicting fewer hurricanes than they were expecting before the season started. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · The Coast Guard will investigate a fire and explosion on a natural gas rig in the Gulf of Mexico not far from Galveston. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · The University of Houston has a new and unique Master's Degree program school officials say will go a long way toward preparing the next generation of space science professionals. Jim Bell explains.
Posted on · The retired Battleship Texas will finally get the makeover it's needed for years. The state now has the money, and work that will save the old battle wagon for future generations will be completed over the next three to four years. Jim Bell has an update.
Posted on · Investigators in Bryan are digging through the smoldering rubble of a chemical plant, after a huge fire forced thousands of people out of their homes yesterday and overnight. Things are back to normal in Bryan today, as Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · People sentenced to death in Texas will soon get better legal representation for their appeals. A Public Defender's office has been created just for them, as Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · Thousands of Texans who got sub-prime mortgages from Countrywide Mortgage are now eligible for restitution and other assistance, under a settlement with the Texas Attorney General. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is almost out of options, in its search for a way to correct the botched sinking of a WWII era ship in the Gulf of Mexico last year. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · On this 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, we look back at a time when space travel was not as routine as it seems to be today. It was a time of adventurers making history by going where no one had gone before. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · Walter Cronkite — "the Dean of American Journalism" — has died at the age of 92. Cronkite started his career in Houston, and during his long career in television, he earned the title of "Most Trusted Man in the World." Jim Bell has more.
Posted on · After surviving Hurricane Ike last summer, the tall ship "Elissa" is getting ready to begin training a fresh crop of volunteer crewmembers at the Texas Seaport Museum in Galveston this weekend. Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · Texas and more than two dozen other states are asking the federal government for permission to jam cell phones inside state prisons. Jim Bell explains why.
Posted on · The Harris County Housing Authority has announced plans to develop a master planned community for military veterans. It will be the first development of its kind anywhere in the country, as Jim Bell reports.
Posted on · The Houston VA Hospital has received a $5 million dollar grant to study and develop treatment for traumatic brain injuries, especially in veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Jim Bell reports.