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Famous Houston Actress Dies

Posted on · Funeral arrangements are pending for Gale Storm, a Houston actress and singer who became one of early television's biggest stars. Storm died over the weekend at age 87. Jim Bell reports.

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Free HIV Testing

Posted on · A group of local health agencies and community organizations will provide free HIV testing in Houston's Hispanic community tomorrow, as part of the annual National HIV Testing Day. Jim Bell reports.

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Property Tax Deadline Looms

Posted on · The Harris County Tax Office is issuing its "final warning" for about a hundred thousand delinquent taxpayers. Time is running out for them to pay their property taxes....or else. Jim Bell reports.

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Texas Voting Rights Ruling

Posted on · In an important decision, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a small central Texas water district can be exempted from a major provision of the Federal Voting Rights Act. Jim Bell reports.

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Conference on Minority Health

Posted on · M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will hold its annual conference on health care disparities next week. This work is part of a national effort to make health care available to more people who need it, as Jim Bell reports.

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Rice Gets Grant to Study Hurricane Impact

Posted on · Rice University is getting a one-and-a-quarter million dollar grant to study the full impact of hurricanes, and what governments and people should do to be ready the next time a hurricane hits. Jim Bell reports.

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The New Green Economy

Posted on · Nothing is all bad. Even climate change. There are some "up-sides" in the changes we will have to make to cope with the changing climate in the coming decades. A public forum will be held on this subject tonight, as Jim Bell reports.

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Digital TV Myths

Posted on · With the switch to digital television less than two days away, the Federal Communications Commission is going all out to dispel some of the myths surrounding the new technology. Jim Bell explains.

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SCOTUS Rules on Judges and Campaign Donations

Posted on · The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled elected judges must step aside from cases involving people who've made big donations to their campaigns. A former Texas Supreme Court judge says this won't have much impact in Texas, as Jim Bell reports.

Education News

Students Teaching Students

Posted on · A unique summer enrichment program begins tomorrow at two Houston schools. This program has college and high school students teaching middle school students, and motivating them to stay in school and go to college. Jim Bell reports.

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Galveston Hurricane Preparedness Meeting

Posted on · Galveston hosts its annual Hurricane Preparedness Town Hall Meeting tonight. Officials say the death and destruction Hurricane Ike left behind last year are proof of the need to be ready for a storm, if it comes. Jim Bell reports.

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CHIP Expansion Dies in Committee

Posted on · Childrens' advocates are decrying the legislature's failure to pass a bill that would have expanded the Children's Health Insurance Program. They say thousands of Texas children may have to go without health insurance, as Jim Bell reports.

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NASA Rents Rides on Soyuz

Posted on · The Russian Space Agency has signed a multi-million dollar contract with NASA to ferry astronauts to and from the International Space Station when the old Space Shuttle is retired. Jim Bell reports.