Transportation

Historic Preservation Gets Some Teeth

Posted on · The city wants public comments on proposed changes to its Historic Preservation Ordinance. The new ordinance would tighten up some restrictions for the kind of development that can be built in historic districts. It would also make it easier for neighborhoods to get a historic designation. Laurie Johnson reports.

Transportation

Big Rig Truck Accidents Increasing in Houston

Posted on · If you're listening to this broadcast from you car as you head home from work, the last thing you want to hear is that there's a major accident on a freeway that affects your commute. And if it seems like that's happening in Houston more and more lately, it's not your imagination. Bill Stamps reports.

Transportation

Fired Man Charged with Murder

Posted on · A Fort Bend County man is charged with murder after the body of his former boss was found in Sugar Land. Detectives in Mississippi located the suspect and will soon extradite him back to Texas. Laurie Johnson reports.

Transportation

TxDOT, HGAC To Start New Houston-Area Traffic Survey

Posted on · If you're out shopping or conducting other business over the next few months and someone randomly approaches you and starts asking questions about where you came from and how you got where you needed to be, don't be alarmed. It's just part of a new survey to help planners figure out where new roads should be built, and where existing roads should be upgraded. David Pitman has more.

Transportation

Move Over or Slow Down

Posted on · If you're driving past a police officer on the side of the road with his lights flashing, Texas law states you must switch lanes or slow down. If you don't, you yourself could end up with a ticket. The law has been on the books for some time and is rarely enforced, but this week officers will be out issuing reminders to drivers. Bill Stamps has more.

Transportation

They Gauge More Than Rainfall

Posted on · During last week's drenching rains here in the Houston area, local bayous, for the most part, stayed within their banks, with only the typical street flooding that comes with big storms. But as Pat Hernandez reports, a team of people was watching the rising water, just in case, thanks to a huge network of sensors that monitor flood levels.

Transportation

Where the Ashby High Rise Stands

Posted on · Nearly three years after it all began, the Ashby High Rise is still under debate. The property developers are pursuing a lawsuit against the City of Houston to try to build the 23-story mixed use tower. Laurie Johnson has the story.

Transportation

ReNew Houston Campaign Meets Petition Drive Deadline

Posted on · Houston is one step closer to a new way to pay for some badly-needed upgrades to its aging infrastructure. Organizers of a petition drive say they have turned in enough petition signatures to get a charter amendment on the fall ballot that, if approved, would set up a dedicated source of funding for streets and storm drains. David Pitman reports.

Transportation

Rev. Jackson Attends Houston Rally

Posted on · Civil rights leader Reverend Jessie Jackson was in Houston this afternoon speaking on behalf of mass transit workers. Jackson and union leaders are asking Congress to change the rules regarding how federal transportation dollars can be used. Bill Stamps explains.

Transportation

Residents Say Goodbye to Houston Eyesore

Posted on · After years of legal wrangling, a run-down apartment complex in southeast Houston has been torn down. The building had been vacant for more than twenty years and was used for all types of illicit activities. Bill Stamps has more.

Transportation

Summer Travel Gets a Boost

Posted on · In a sign that people may feel more secure about the economy — there's a marked increase in the number of Texans who plan to travel for the July Fourth weekend. Laurie Johnson reports.