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Perry Goes National

Posted on · Governor Rick Perry gets the first chance to appear before a national audience tonight. The Republicans vying for the GOP's presidential nomination will be on the same stage for a debate. Rice political scientist Mark Jones has written about Perry and has an assessment about tonight debate.

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Latest Vaccination Data “Very Reassuring”

Posted on · New data about vaccination rates finds the number of immunized children has been increasing across the country and in the Houston area. More on the latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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KUHF Conversations: Former HC Judge Robert Eckels

Posted on · Ten years ago today, on a Saturday morning, the surprising and massive destruction of Tropical Storm Allison became all too real. More than 70-thousand homes were flooded. More than 70-thousand vehicles were underwater. And Allison claimed 22 lives. The storm had passed through the area a few days prior, but almost no one knew it was looping back toward Houston to dump 35 inches of rain, most of it over ten hours. Then Harris County Judge Robert Eckels talked with Rod Rice about the worst tropical storm in U.S. history.

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Look Twice for Motorcycles

Posted on · You may have noticed billboards and electronic highway signs recently that remind you to share the road and to look twice for motorcycles. As Rod Rice reports — the reason for the signs is that when a motorcycle and another vehicle collide, it is most often the driver of the other vehicle who is at fault.

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Too Many Texans Pay Twice for the Same Education

Posted on · Remedial education-courses designed for college students on basic skills that they did not master in high school, costs Texas hundreds of millions of dollars according to a study by the Alliance for Excellent Education. Rod Rice reports.

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The EPA Battle of the Buildings Begins

Posted on · Teams from 245 buildings around the country, including two in Houston, will compete to save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Rod Rice reports.

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CDC Says Unvaccinated Children are at Risk

Posted on · Cases of whooping cough and measles are on the rise. That has prompted the Centers for Disease Control to remind parents that getting children vaccinated on time is a key component to keeping them healthy. Rod Rice reports.

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Galveston Water Emergency

Posted on · Work is underway this afternoon to repair the broken Galveston waterline that triggered a water emergency over the weekend. A City of Galveston spokeswoman says the line should be repaired in 24-to-48 hours. Rod Rice reports.

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Unlikely Groups Oppose Radioactive Dump

Posted on · A dump for radioactive waste in Texas has forged an unlikely partnership. Environmental groups and a Tea Party Organization are joining forces to oppose expansion of the planned dump. Rod Rice reports.

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Propane Tank Protection During Wildfire Season

Posted on · With wildfires in or threatening all but two Texas counties, the safety of propane tanks takes on new importance. Rod Rice reports that the state agency in charge of propane safety says it's a good idea to know what to do before a fast moving wildfire threatens your property.

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27th Annual BP MS 150 is Here

Posted on · Tomorrow about 13-hundred bicyclists will take part in the 27th annual BP MS 150, the annual fund raising ride from Houston to Austin. The ride has become a favorite for riders from near and far. Rod Rice reports.