Newsmakers Extra: Awareness of payday loans trappings

Dress for Success-Houston and the League of Women Voters Houston team up with the city of Houston for a free public education and awareness event about the failures in the financial services markets and the trappings of payday loans.

Houston Newsmakers August 17: Baker Institute experts weighs in on Middle East

Also featured: Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles on what it takes to make it in entertainment.

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Houston Newsmakers: August 10

Houston Newsmakers with guest host Andy Cerota.

Houston Newsmakers August 3: The future and history of the Astrodome

Also discussed: Backpacks for 75,000; The Kinsey Collection of African-American treasures.

Newsmakers Extra: Kinsey collection celebrates African-American art

Bernard and Shirley Kinsey speak on their art-inspired mission.

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Houston Newsmakers August 3: The future and history of the Astrodome

Also discussed: Backpacks for 75,000; The Kinsey Collection of African-American treasures.

Houston Newsmakers July 27: Border crisis solutions; Liftoff Houston

Discussing the facts about the immigration crisis at the border.

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Houston Newsmakers July 27: Border crisis solutions; Liftoff Houston

Questions remain about ongoing border crisis and its affect on Texas politics.

Houston Newsmakers July 20: Free mammograms available

Also discussed: Helping children and fighting youth obesity.

Houston Newsmakers July 13: Emmett speaks on Astrodome

Harris County judge Ed Emmett also discusses growth challenges in the county and help for the mentally ill.

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Houston Newsmakers July 13, 2014: Emmett speaks on Astrodome, other issues

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett  and Richard Franke from the Junior Achievement of Southeast Texas. Khambrel Marshall hosts.

Houston Newsmakers July 6

Houston Newsmakers: July 6, 2014

 Immigration crisis hits Texa, Supreme Court decisions and Texas cultural heritage.

Houston Newsmakers July 6: Immigration crisis hits Texas

Also discussed: Supreme Court decisions and Texas cultural heritage.

Houston Newsmakers June 29: HPD Chief says lying, lazy officers must go

Also discussed: Budget issues, officer shortages and continued issues with the HPD crime lab.

Houston Newsmakers June 22: Women at greater risk of theft during summer; Kubosh against Houston budget

Also, learn how the summer months are the deadliest time of year for teenagers.

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Houston Newsmakers June 15: Red Cross ready for hurricane season

Steve Vetrano is the CEO of the Texas Gulf Coast Region of the American Red Cross. He said the Red Cross is ready for this hurricane season and they try to prepare for all emergencies the same way and depend on volunteers to get the job done.

Newsmakers June 1: Hurricane season starts; major changes at METRO

Also: Group seeks to find employment for armed service veterans.

Houston Newsmakers June 1: Start of hurricane season

Bill Read speaks on hurricane season; METRO considers re-design of bus system.

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MLB's Beacon Award luncheon held, celebrates honorees

As baseball greats Henry Aaron and Frank Robinson stepped onto the stage, Major League Baseball's Beacon Award luncheon took on an elevated level of significance. They were two of the several Hall of Famers in attendance to pay tribute to those who have made significant contributions to the cause…

Houston Newsmakers May 25, 2014

Houston Newsmakers May 25, 2014

Newsmakers May 25: Houston's proposed Equal Rights Ordinance

Only 8 percent of Americans say they know a transgendered person. That fact is likely what is behind much of the controversy surrounding sections of Houston's proposed Equal Rights Ordinance.

Newsmakers May 18: Houston divided over Equal Rights Ordinance

Mayor Annise Parker is proposing an Equal Rights Ordinance for the city of Houston that is running into major opposition. Why? Find out on 'Houston Newsmakers.'

May 4 Newsmakers: Lawsuits, community protests & fight against illiteracy

The evaluation of teachers in Houston ISD is fair and should be based on how well a teachers' students perform. That was the response of Dr. Terry Grier, Superintendent of HISD, to a lawsuit filed by teachers saying the HISD methodology is grossly flawed. It is one of many areas covered in this…

April 27 Newsmakers: Congresswoman Jackson Lee & Comptroller Susan Combs

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and Texas Comptroller Susan Combs were guests on this week's "Houston Newsmakers" with Khambrel Marshall.

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Apr. 13 Newsmakers: CPS, Crime Stoppers going after child sbusers

Both organizations are passionate in their appeal to viewers to say something if they see something during the month of April, which is Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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Houston Newsmakers April 13, 2014

Houston Newsmakers April 13, 2014

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Mar. 30 Newsmakers: Astros plan to erase worst record ever

This week on 'Houston Newsmakers:' Houston Astros President Reid Ryan says this year will be better. Ryan, in his first full season as president of the Astros, says everything about the team is headed in the right direction.

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Houston Newsmakers March 30, 2014

Houston Newsmakers March 30, 2014

Mar. 23 Newsmakers: Decades-long battle leads to MLK monument unveiling

Thirty years ago, the City of Houston approved a monument to Martin Luther King Jr. That monument will finally be unveiled April 4-6 in MacGregor Park. Ovide Duncantell was a driving force to help make it happen and talks about it on this week's 'Newsmakers.'

Houston Newsmakers March 23, 2014

Houston Newsmakers March 23, 2014

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Houston Newsmakers March 16, 2014

Houston Newsmakers March 16, 2014

Mar. 9 Newsmakers: Primaries set stage for political showdowns

Mark Jones, Ph.D. Chair of the Political Science Department at Rice University is a guest on this week's 'Houston Newsmakers' with Khambrel Marshall and says it will be tough for incumbent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst to recover from challenger Dan Patrick's strong primary showing.

Houston Newsmakers March 9, 2014

Houston Newsmakers March 9, 2014

Mar. 2 Newsmakers: Mayor Parker on HFD issues, same-sex marriage law

Mayor Annise Parker has sued the Houston Firefighter Department Pension board. On this week's 'Houston Newsmakers' with Khambrel Marshall, she says there are no regrets and that she needed to take that action, not to be able to see personal information of the firefighters, but to be able to budget.

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Mayor Annise Parker has sued the Houston Firefighter Department Pension board. On this week's 'Houston Newsmakers' with Khambrel Marshall, she says there are no regrets and that she needed to take that action, not to be able to see personal information of the firefighters, but to be able to budget.

Newsmakers Extra: Mayor Parker extended interview

Mayor Annise Parker spoke about a wide range of issues in an extended interview with Khambrel Marshall on 'Houston Newsmakers.'

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Feb. 23: Houston tension over HFD pension and overtime

The city of Houston is underfunded by two and a half billion dollars in its pension obligations. Mayor Parker has sued the Houston Fire Department Pension Board 'to get them to the negotiating table,' she said.

Feb. 16: Gearing up for early voting for March primaries

This week, preparing for early voting for the March primaries with both sides of the political divide.

Houston Newsmakers Feb. 16, 2014

Houston Newsmakers Feb. 16, 2014

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How long until Houston area deals with mosquitoes again?

Mosquito traps are out, and with the warming temps, how long will it be before the Houston area has to deal with those pesky mosquito critters?

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Feb. 9: The artistic expressions of people with disabilities

You will never look at a person with disabilities the same way ever again.

Jan. 26: Man exonerated after 12 years on death row files grievance

Anthony Graves spent more than 18 years in prison with 12 of them on death row before a court overturned his conviction and set him free. Now he is filing a first of its kind grievance against the former prosecutor who helped put him behind bars.

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Jan. 19: Newsmakers tackles domestic violence issue

An important episode of “Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall” airs Sunday morning at 10am about the problem of domestic violence in our community.

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Houston Newsmakers Jan. 12, 2014

Jan. 12: GOP says Mayor Parker using illegal tactics for same sex benefits

"We knew the Mayor's act was clearly illegal and a violation of Texas Law" -- That was the opening salvo from Jared Woodfill, the Chair of the Harris County Republican Party as he talked about the decision of Mayor Annise Parker to extend benefits to the same sex partners of City of Houston…

Jan. 5: New City Council members ready to make immediate impact

There are six new Council Members starting two year terms and five of them stop by for this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.

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Dec. 22: Property taxes, major blood shortage and the world of sports

This week on Houston Newsmakers, we talk property tax, a major blood shortage, and sports.

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Houston Newsmakers Dec. 22, 2013

Houston Newsmakers Dec. 22, 2013

Congressional Gold Medal honoring Japanese Americans to go on display

The Congressional Gold Medal, which honors the bravery and sacrifice of the thousands of Japanese American soldiers who fought in WWII, will be on display at the Holocaust Museum Houston.

Houston Newsmakers Dec.15, 2013

Houston Newsmakers Dec.15, 2013

First METRO light rail expansion in 10 years to open

Metro is celebrating the opening of its first light rail segment since it opened in January 2004. The North Line segment will open Saturday December 21st and Metro's Chairman and Interim President and CEO are guests on this weeks' Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.

Houston Newsmakers Dec. 8, 2013

Houston Newsmakers Dec. 8, 2013

Dec. 8: Video of controversial Rice University arrest may lead to new state law

State Senator John Whitmire says he will pursue legislation that will make Rice University police subject to the same oversight as other University police departments.

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Dec. 1: Did candidate hide his race to win election?

This week's guests: Dave Wilson, HCC Trustee-Elect, who won by shielding his race from the predominately district where he won;  Brian Greene, President, CEO of the Houston Food Bank, and  Dr. Charlene Flash, Infectious Disease Specialist talking about World AIDS Day and the specific issues being…

Nov. 10: Congressman Culberson says government shutdown was last resort

Congressman John Culberson, Republican U.S. Representative from the 7th Congressional District, wades into a number of issues and is not shy about taking bold stands on any of them.

Houston Newsmakers: Nov. 10, 2013

Houston Newsmakers: Nov. 10, 2013

Super Typhoon Haiyan leaves destruction, death in its wake

Super Typhoon Haiyan barreled through the Central Philippines on Friday, leaving destruction and death in its wake.

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally comes to Galveston

Local 2's Khambrel Marshall reports from the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally in Galveston.

Nov. 3: New voter ID law for Election Day

With election day right around the corner, voters throughout Texas have new rules to follow. Harris County Clerk Stan Stanart stops by Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall to talk about what you need to know.

Oct. 27: Changes in choice at HISD; Houston Sustainability Report

Big Changes at HISD as several Magnet programs are being shut down at year's end. Dave Wheat, Assistant Superintendent School Choice is a guest on this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.

Houston Newsmakers: Oct. 20, 2013

A recent FBI raid on several alleged brothels highlights the fact that Houston is the number one route for the human trafficking trade in the United States.

Make a (lemonade) Stand campaign

Oct. 5, 2013: St. Luke's Hospital is asking people to create a lemonade stand to raise awareness for breast cancer. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Houston Newsmakers: Oct. 6, 2013

In this highly politicized environment, the challenge is monumental in finding the truth about the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act.

Oct. 6: NO Spin Zone for Affordable Care Act

In this highly politicized environment, the challenge is monumental in finding the truth about the pros and cons of the Affordable Care Act.

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Sept. 22: County infrastructure one of the biggest challenges

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the county's infrastructure is one of several areas of concern for the future.

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Sept. 22: County infrastructure one of the biggest challenges

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett says the county's infrastructure is one of several areas of concern for the future.

Dangerous downpours possible

Sept. 20, 2013: Meteorologist Khambrel Marshall is tracking the rain that's moving into the Houston area.

Ike 5 years later: What lessons have we learned?

What lessons have been learned since Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast five years ago?

Ike 5 years later: What lessons have we learned?

What lessons have been learned since Hurricane Ike hit the Gulf Coast five years ago?

Sept. 1: 50th anniversary of March on Washington

This week's “Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall” originates from Washington D.C.

50th Anniversary of the march

August 28, 2013: President Barack Obama challenges new generations Wednesday to seize the cause of racial equality and honor the 'glorious patriots' who marched a half century ago. Khambrel Marshall reports.

50th anniversary of March on Washington

August 28, 2013: A major celebration is underway in our nation's capital for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Khambrel Marshall reports.

March on Washington 50th anniversary

August 27, 2013: Local 2's Khambrel Marshall is in Washington, D.C. for the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

Preparations for Wednesday's Anniversary

August 27, 2013: How the nation's capitol is getting ready for three presidents and thousands of others to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Khambrel Marshall reports.

March on Washington

August 27, 2013: Wednesday will mark 50 years since the historic march on Washington and Martin Luther King's I Have a Dream speech. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Aug. 25: Voter ID law, HISD heads back to school

Congressman Al Green and HISD Superintendent Terry Grier join Khambrel Marshall on "Newsmakers."

Aug. 18: How much tax will you pay to help early childhood education?

The group Citizens for School Readiness is proposing a cent tax increase per $100 of home value in Harris County.

WATCH Local 2's Hurricane Survival Guide special

Watch the 2013 KPRC Hurricane Survival Guide special.

What's next after Zimmerman trial protests?

Protests and demonstrations continued on a smaller scale in the weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict. What is the purpose and what happens next?

July 28: Trayvon Martin, George Zimmerman protests. What next?

Protests and demonstrations continued on a smaller scale in the weeks since the George Zimmerman verdict. What is the purpose and what happens next?

Seawall paid parking begins Saturday

July 26, 2013: If you’re heading out to Galveston, be aware that paid parking begins Saturday. Khambrel Marshall reports.

July 21: State senators debate successes, failures of current session

State Senator Patrick and Senator Rodney Ellis discussed the good and the not so good from this year's legislative session so far.

Early to Rise Campaign proposes tax increase for early education

Research shows that the first years of life are the most important when it comes to the foundation of education for any child. The question becomes how to best pay for it.

Increasing taxes and childhood education

July 19, 2013: A Harris County group is in the process of gathering 78,000 signatures to make sure money is available to fund early childhood education in the greater Houston area. Khambrel Marshall reports.

July 14: What's next for Texas after Rick Perry?

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced that he will not seek re-election in 2014. What is his next move?

July 7: Rep. Jackson Lee joins 'Newsmakers'

“The Supreme Court got it wrong,” said Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee.

June 30: Supreme Court decisions affect Texas

It was a very busy week at the Supreme Court resulting in many decisions that will have direct and indirect impacts on the state of Texas.

June 23: What's next for the Houston Astrodome?

A plan for the Houston Astrodome is ready for Harris County Commissioners to decide.

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Houston high school works to change image

Now, instead of widespread gang activity, Furr High is an example of how to turn bad to good.

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Grand re-opening at Galveston's East Beach

Galveston’s East Beach is reopening just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

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Newsmakers: May 19

May 19, 2013: Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. 

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Storm leaves damage across Trinity

People living in Trinity County are cleaning up after severe weather hit the area Thursday.

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Security stepped up at Houston International Festival

Security is always a concern at big events, but law enforcement presence is being beefed up at a popular festival after the bombings in Boston.

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Shell Eco-Marathon challenges inventors

An innovative competition pushes future scientists and engineers to travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.

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Shell Eco-Marathon challenges inventors

April 5, 2013: An innovative competition pushes future scientists and engineers to travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Are you sniffling? Pollen season starts early

March 11, 2013: Trees are blooming and producing pollen as spring prematurely takes effect, causing many Houstonians to sneeze, sniffle and cough earlier than normal. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Spring break crowds bring money for Houston area

It's spring break, which means there are a lot more children and parents in parts of the Houston area than normal.

Spring break crowds bring money for Houston area

March 11, 2013: It's spring break, which means there are a lot more children and parents in parts of the Houston area than normal. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Are you sniffling? Pollen season starts early

Trees are blooming and producing pollen as spring prematurely takes effect, causing many Houstonians to sneeze, sniffle and cough earlier than normal.

Sequester Showdown

How will spending cuts affect Houston?

March 1, 2013: Hours before $85 billion in forced spending cuts kick in, there is almost no hope of a last-minute deal in Washington. Khambrel Marshall reports.

Sequester Showdown

How will spending cuts effect Houston?

Hours before $85 billion in forced spending cuts kick in, there is almost no hope of a last-minute deal in Washington.

Richmond Avenue says goodbye to 70-foot saxophone

Richmond Avenue said goodbye to a 70-foot saxophone that's made its home there for the past 20 years.

Richmond Avenue says goodbye to 70-foot saxophone

Feb. 28, 2013: Richmond Avenue said goodbye to a 70-foot saxophone that's made its home there for the past 20 years. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Rodeo BBQ cookoff full of tradition

Feb. 22, 2013: The Championship Rodeo Cookoff is underway as thousands of people pack Reliant Park carrying in some of Texas's finest barbecue. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Water main leak floods street

A water main leak in east Houston causes street flooding that forced at least one business to close.

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What can you do if your flight is canceled?

Feb. 8, 2013: Thousands of flights have been canceled because of the blizzard in the northeast. What are your rights if your flight is axed? Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Man says off-duty officer attacked him

A businessman claims he was attacked by an off-duty Houston police officer and he wants a federal investigation into the matter.

Controlled burn helps officials fight fires better

Fire officials in La Marque said they hope intentionally setting a grass fire will help them gain some valuable knowledge.

Authorities: Shooters target protected hawks

Officials said they're seeing a disturbing trend of shooters targeting and shooting protected wild hawks.

Houston named #7 place in world to visit

The New York Times gives Houston a big honor, declaring it one of the best places in the world to visit.

Runners gearing up for Houston Marathon

As the Chevron Houston Marathon draws near, runners are getting ready for what promises to be an exciting race.

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Snowball Express brings holiday cheer

A very special flight leaves George Bush Intercontinental Airport, hoping to bring some holiday cheer to children and families who've dealt with a life-changing loss.

Thanksgiving Super Feast

Thousands volunteer at Thanksgiving Super Feast

For the first time in many years, the two biggest public Thanksgiving feasts are joining together under one roof at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Bluetooth helps airport monitor security line times

The security line at the airport always seems so long. Why couldn't you know that ahead of time? Now you can!

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Exhibition showcases war photos

A first-of-its-kind photography exhibition opens on Veteran's Day at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

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Oct. 14: Architect of Houston Texans, breast cancer awareness

The Houston Texans are breaking franchise records. How have they made it to this point? One main reason? The efforts of Executive Vice President and General Manager Rick Smith.

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Teen cleared in wreck that killed firefighter

A Jamaica Beach firefighter died in a collision on the Galveston seawall. Galveston police arrested and charged a 17-year-old with intoxication manslaughter and told some media, including KPRC Local 2, that he failed a blood-alcohol test, but that wasn't true.

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Oprah's Lifeclass comes to Houston

When you say the name "Oprah," people just seem to show up! That was the case in Houston Friday as thousands were on hand at the Hobby Center for Oprah Winfrey's latest life class.

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Sept. 23: Presidential politics Texas style, presumed dead voters, HCC bond

It was an interesting past week in presidential politics as Gov. Mitt Romney seemed to run into several bumps on the road to the White House. Or did he?

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State to restore Harris County funding after dead voter error

Harris County Voter Registrar Don Sumners say that it was an error to mail more than 9,000 letters to purge presumed dead voters from the rolls prior to the November election.

Galveston thrives 4 years after Hurricane Ike

Four years after Hurricane Ike slammed the gulf coast, Galveston officials say the island is doing better than it ever has.

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Kay Bailey Hutchison looks forward to life after politics

As the Republican Party looks to the future, one of its long-serving senators from Texas is looking forward to life outside of politics.

Kay Bailey Hutchison

Kay Bailey Hutchison looks forward to life after politics

Sept. 1, 2012: As the Republican Party looks to the future, one of its long-serving senators from Texas is looking forward to life outside of politics. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Isaac maintains strength, New Orleans in middle of 'cone of uncertainty'

Tropical Storm Isaac continues its WNW movement at 14 miles per hour with sustained winds of 65 mph Sunday night.

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Isaac makes for tricky forecast

As Tropical Storm Isaac makes its way into the Gulf of Mexico, forecasters are having a difficult time of predicting where it will hit land.

Schools tackle West Nile concerns

Area schools take extra safety precautions as death toll rises.

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Fort Bend County fights mosquitoes

Fort Bend County officials are taking necessary precautions to prevent West Nile.

Houston Newsmakers

Aug. 19: Back to school challenges for students, parents

As Houston-area schools prepare to open once again for the fall, the largest school district in the state has plenty to do.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters hands out school supplies

The end of summer is near, which means students are getting ready to head back to school. Thanks to Big Brother Big Sisters and local businesses, hundreds of students will return to the classroom with brand new school supplies.

Got mosquitoes? Bats will help get rid of them

Do you have thousands of mosquitoes in your yard? You might want to invite bats to come over for a meal.

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Bats may solve your mosquito problem!

July 6, 2012: Do you have thousands of mosquitoes in your yard? You might want to invite bats to come over for a meal

Houston Newsmakers

July 1: Affordable Care Act upheld as constitutional

When the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care act as constitutional this past week, what wheels did that decision set in motion for Texans and specifically those of us in Southeast Texas? Khambrel Marshall hosts.

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July 4 weekend packed with outdoor activities

June 29, 2012: There are lots of fun activities for families the weekend before July 4. Everyone should be careful with the heat and rain expected. Khambrel Marshall reports.

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June 24: Immigration Policy

June 24, 2012: This week, Newsmakers discusses the president's immigration policy and the impact it may have on southeast Texas.

Houston Newsmakers

June 17: What's the truth about our economy?

President Obama said last week that his administration has created 4.3 million jobs in 27 months and more than 800,000 this year alone. Is that truth or political spin?  Political experts join host Khambrel Marshall this week to look into the details about our economy WITHOUT political spin.

Houston Newsmakers

June 17: What's the truth about our economy?

President Obama said last week that his administration has created 4.3 million jobs in 27 months and more than 800,000 this year alone. Is that truth or political spin?  Political experts joined host Khambrel Marshall this week to look into the details about our economy WITHOUT political spin.

Home Safety Prep Show held

June 2, 2012: The Home Safety Prep Show was held on Saturday Khambrel Marshall reports.

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Lessons learned from Ike

June 1, 2012: The damage Hurricane Ike did to the Bolivar Peninsula reminds us of the power of storms and why we should be prepared. Khambrel Marshall has more on lessons learned during Ike.

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June 3: Mosquitoes invade Southeast Texas

June 3, 2012: What's that buzzing sound around your ear? Mostly likely, it's one of the millions of mosquitoes invading Southeast Texas!  Khambrel Marshall hosts.

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