Posted on · Military suicides are increasing as soldiers spend more time in combat zones. Concerns over this trend — and what can be done about it — lead the agenda at a special conference in San Antonio this week. Reporter Terry Gildea has more from San Antonio.
Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board released its final report on a fatal coach bus fire during the evacuation of Hurricane Rita. The NTSB cited poor maintenance as the ultimate cause of the accident. From Washington, Terry Gildea reports. Twenty-three residents of a Bellaire, Texas nursing home perished the in the September 2005 bus fire. NTSB […]
Posted on · Congressman-Elect Nick Lampson has spent time Washington preparing to take the over 22nd District’s seat in the US House. Instead of attending seminars with the rest of his freshmen colleagues, Lampson spent time catching up with his former colleagues. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports. On a gray Washington morning, the freshmen members-elect of the […]
Posted on · The National Transportation Safety Board continues taking testimony today in Washington, in its investigation of the bus fire that killed 23 Houston area nursing home patients near Dallas last September. The NTSB hopes to find out why commercial buses don’t have equipment and facilities for passengers with special needs, and consider making such accommodations mandatory. […]
Posted on · The U.S. Senate passed a bill that would open up a large portion of the Gulf of Mexico to new drilling leases for oil and natural gas. Supporters say they hope the legislation will expand the nation’s energy supply and provide some relief at the gas pump. Texas Republican Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison and John […]
Posted on · Oil and Gas companies in the Houston area are warning consumers of a potential spike in gas prices. But this time they’re not blaming the increase on a natural disaster. They claim the fault lies with a new law passed by Congress. From Capitol Hill, Terry Gildea reports. Inside the Energy Policy Act is a […]
Posted on · Federal agencies continue to struggle in the fight against drug trafficking. But law enforcement officials recently told Congress that an Intelligence Center in El Paso is helping agents better police the Mexico border. Officials from several law enforcement agencies told Congress the biggest obstacle to fighting drug trafficking is the lack of intelligence sharing. But […]