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Citizens Protect and Preserve Historic Houston

Posted on · Protecting and preserving Houston’s rich history is the focus of a new effort organized by local citizens. As Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft reports, the project was the brainchild of Houston Mayor Bill White and with his full support and some city funding, this project is off and running. For many years, there have been […]

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Recommendations from the Mayor’s task force on Houston History

Posted on · The following recommendations are the result of many hours of research and study by sixty-five citizens serving on five committees over the past six months. The first four recommendations are of a general nature; the ones that follow were compiled by the individual committees. 1. We recommend that a History Center be established in the […]

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Galveston Causeway

Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation is about half-way through with its four year, $136 million expansion of the Galveston Causeway and on Sunday morning at 8:00 am, all traffic-in both directions-will be halted for about a half an hour. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft explains. Norm Wiggington of TXDOT says the contractors will be demolishing […]

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Cost of a DWI

Posted on · If you’re thinking about drinking and driving this holiday weekend, you might reconsider. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft reports, the Texas Department of Transportation has completed a survey that shows the real cost of a first time DWI offense. Aside from the genuine safety concerns, there are some attention getting hard costs associated with a […]

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The Art of Listening

Posted on · Students at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston are trained in many disciplines designed to further medical knowledge. A recent addition is a unique class that’s as much about art as it is science. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft has more on the class called “The Art of Listening.” A hospital is filled […]

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Enron Jury Explains Verdict

Posted on · After 15 weeks of testimony in the fraud and conspiracy trial of Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling, the 8 woman-4 man jury reached a unanimous decision on the sixth day of deliberation. Lay was found guilty on all six of the charges against him and Skilling was found guilty on 19 of the 28 charges […]

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Geldof Honored at Holocaust Museum

Posted on · The Holocaust Museum Houston is having its annual award banquet this weekend and this year’s honoree is musician and humanitarian, Bob Geldof. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft reports. Each year, the Holocaust Museum Houston recognizes an individual for their humanitarian efforts. Previous recipients include filmmaker Stephen Spielberg, former U. S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, […]

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Tom DeLay Puts The Hammer Down

Posted on · Congressman Tom DeLay has chosen to end his tenure as U. S. Representative for the 22nd District. This announcement comes amidst a tumultuous time for the lawmaker. In recent months, DeLay has been embroiled in a lobbying scandal investigation and named in lawsuits charging DeLay with violation of the State’s election law. DeLay broke his […]

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Louisiana Absentee Voting

Posted on · If you’re a Louisiana resident living in the Houston area and you want to vote in the next Louisiana Election, the deadline to register for absentee voting is tomorrow, March 22. The process is easy – one-page on-line form or toll-free telephone call. The form for Request for Absentee Ballot may be faxed, mailed or […]

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Special Needs Registry

Posted on · The City of Houston is in the process of creating a registry of special needs individual who would need help during a major evacuation. Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft has more in this report. Local emergency officials have discussed this idea for some time, but last summer’s experience in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina reminded […]

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“Texas Main Street” Program Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Posted on · The Texas Historical Commission is celebrating the 25th anniversary of a unique program called “Texas Main Street”. As Houston Public Radio’s Paul Pendergraft reports, the effort is designed to help communities revitalize their downtowns that may be in disrepair. In the 25 years of the program, the Texas Historical Commission has worked with more than […]

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BCM Researching Use of Non-Traditional Acupuncture

Posted on · Baylor College of Medicine is researching the use of what many might consider unconventional treatment for everyday diseases. The study, conducted jointly with Baylor and the National Institutes of Health will focus on the effects of acupuncture on patients suffering knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Traditional acupuncture is done by inserting needles into the skin […]

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Astronauts Pay Tribute to Columbia Crew

Posted on · The astronauts aboard the space shuttle Discovery and the International Space Station paid tribute to the Columbia astronauts who died two and a half years ago. The tributes were simple and personal, with each astronaut taking only a moment to share their thoughts, one by one paying tribute to those who’d gone before. Here’s a […]

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See Kinky Run

Posted on · The Texas Governor’s race is likely to get really interesting and even entertaining if Kinky Friedman does what he wants to do. The Texas musician and best-selling author says he wants to be the next Governor. The so-called “Kinkster” recently sat down with KUHF News Director Paul Pendergraft to discuss his unlikely adventure. As you […]

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Researchers at Rice University Fight Cancer with Nano Technology

Posted on · Researchers at Rice University have produced what some believe are “promising” results in the battle against cancer. Jennifer West is an Associate Professor in the Department of Bio-Engineering at Rice University and the Nano-Technology they’re working on has received a good bit of attention because of its initial success in battling cancerous tumors in laboratory […]