Archive for January, 2009

Super Bowl Sunday (Our Show)
January 26, 2009

This Sunday, Super Bowl Sunday, KPRC’s morning team will be hosting a special show from 6am-8am. Details coming soon.

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MLK Day: Community Art
January 25, 2009

I shot this story on MLK Day (2009) and was pleasantly surprised at the outcome of this mural. A local clinic in North Houston (Yale near Crosstimbers) agreed to let volunteers paint on the side of the brick building to honor Dr. King and newly sworn in, President Obama. People who wanted to answer President Obama’s “call to service” found this community event either online, in their church or by word of mouth. About 150 people showed up from around the city.  Here’s a link to my story that aired: http://www.click2houston.com/video/18515226/index.html

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TRIVIA: Did you know that Independence Heights (in North Houston) was the first city in Texas to be incorporated by African-Americans?

Photos taken by: Noel Freeman

Viewer’s Guide To The 2009 Inauguration
January 19, 2009

Inauguration Swearing-in Ceremony – BROADCAST LIVE AT 10:30 a.m. CST

NBC: A special edition of “Today” from Washington kicks off coverage at 4 a.m. (KNBC-TV Channel 4 will carry local coverage until 7 a.m.) Brian Williams, Tom Brokaw and Lester Holt lead a special report from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Williams will anchor an hourlong edition of “NBC Nightly News,” along with a live prime-time special at 10 p.m. with reports from the balls and special guests.

MSNBC: Twenty-one hours of coverage kick off at 3 a.m. with “Morning Joe” from a Capitol Hill restaurant. Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews, Rachel Maddow and Eugene Robinson take over at 7 a.m. Live reporting continues until midnight.

Univision: Coverage begins at 4 a.m. with “Despierta America.” Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas take over at 8 a.m., followed by live coverage of the parade and a special edition of the prime-time news magazine “Aqui y Ahora.”

Going to the Zoo on MLK Day?
January 19, 2009

It’s FREE to go to the Houston Zoo today, so that means traffic, traffic and more traffic. So read up…there are some things listed on the zoo’s website that you’ll want to know before you go.

http://www.houstonzoo.org/mlktraffic/

COUNTDOWN: Food Drive
January 17, 2009

COUNTDOWN For The Souper Bowl of Caring – 15 days until Sunday, February 1

You have 15 days left from today, to help make a difference and  fight hunger in the largest food drive in the history of Texas. You can either make a donation at your local grocery store, volunteer at that same grocery store or volunteer at the Houston Food Bank. They too, need help sorting through the food that is going into the facility. You can even make a monetary contribution by heading to this website. Here’s the link. http://www.souperbowl.org/

This video gives you an insight into who you could be helping. Everyone has a story and their own set of circumstances.