Archive for April, 2009

100 Club: Helping Firefighters
April 21, 2009

The 100 Club was established in Houston, Texas in 1953. The organization began when 100 men, each contributing $100, wanted to help the families of Houston Police Officers who were killed in the line of duty. In October 2001, The 100 Club reached another milestone in its history by providing benefits to the dependents of Firefighters killed in the line of duty.

On Easter weekend, two Houston firefighters did not make it out of a burning home. The stories of Captain James Harlow and Firefighter Damien Hobbs can be found on a facebook page set up in their honor. Your donations of $99,500, collected on April 17th, went to help their families. KPRC was proud to team up with the 100 Club once again to make a difference. Our condolences go out to the Harlow and Hobbs’ families.

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The continued growth of The 100 Club is only possible through its members and donations made from the community. Your membership helps The 100 Club continue to support the Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters that protect you.

For more information go to : http://www.the100club.org/home.html

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KATY: Managed Lanes
April 20, 2009

Do you drive down the Katy Freeway alone? Do you sometimes sit in traffic wishing that you could use “those center lanes” to get around traffic delays? Well, you can NOW. All you need is a TxTag or an EZTag. You will have to pay a toll and those rates are allowed to change depending on the traffic conditions. You will see the current price posted on the message boards.

For more information head to: https://www.hctra.org/katymanagedlanes/how_it_works.html

KATY FRWY: IMPROVEMENT
April 16, 2009

GOOD NEWS FOR I-10 COMMUTERS: A WHOLE NEW WAY TO COMMUTE.

WELCOME TO THE NEW AND IMPROVED KATY FREEWAY.

Starting April 18, everything changes on I-10. The Katy Managed Lanes become fully operational between Downtown Houston and Katy to give you new commuting options, even when you’re driving solo.

HERE’S HOW IT WORKS.

Now there are four HOV lanes: two heading in and two heading out of town between Highway 6 and Loop 610 for commuters to use throughout the day. Single drivers are welcome to use the lanes any time. If you’re traveling solo during HOV hours, just remember to drive in the designated EZ TAG lane on the right as you approach a tolling plaza so your EZ TAG can be read.

MAKING HOV LANES WORK HARDER FOR EVERYONE.

This new concept puts underused HOV lanes to good use for everyone, offering more options and helping to ease traffic in the main lanes. And by managing the tolls, we’ll keep traffic moving.

AN EZ TAG IS THE EZ ANSWER.

As always, carpoolers and motorcycles ride free in both directions during HOV hours. For everyone else, and at all other times, an EZ TAG is required.

www.katymanagedlanes.org

Please email JREYNA@KPRC.COM if you have any questions that have not been answered on this blog about the Katy Frwy.

Jen Surprises Ryan @ 104 KRBE
April 11, 2009

Ryan…from The Roula and Ryan Morning Show on 104 KRBE had no idea Friday morning that I would be walking into the studio. All he knew is that it was his birthday and that there was a surprise. Roula did a nice job keeping the secret from him;not even indicating that “it” was a person.

I walked into the studio at 9:30am with this cake in my hands, smiling…as we all said, “Happy Birthday.” I’m just hoping that on Monday morning, they dont throw me under the buss. 🙂

Tune in, email me; let me know.

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Ryan and Jen posing with the cake. Thanks for the tasty slice of dessert, Ryan.

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Eric Rowe (KRBE producer), Roula, Jen and Ryan

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Jen “calling Ryan out” on all of his comments bashing my wardrobe. 🙂

 

104 KRBE website: http://www.krbe.com

Rodeo (CONT.)
April 10, 2009

A few days ago, I put a couple of Rodeo pictures up, but didnt have time to write anything. Here’s my continuation of that posting.

I had a great time at this year’s Rodeo! I went on 3 different nights and each day had its own special moment. As you have probably gathered from reading my blog in general…I love animals, so the the petting area (Reliant Park) had to be my favorite. I already posted pictures – where I am up close with all of the farm animals.

Here are pictures from another awesome day. I co-hosted The Salute To Our Troops celebration with Outlaw Dave. Wayne Newton, who has an incredible relationship with the USO (United Service Organizations) made an appearance, as you can see.  

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Jen, Wayne, Outlaw Dave

Trivia: The USO is not a part of the US Govt.; they rely on donations from individuals to support uniformed military personnel and their families.  

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 Keni Thomas (in picture above) performed for the crowd, has served in the US Army and is best known for his country music. Trivia: He was a consultant for the movie Black Hawk Down and a survivor. 

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There’s Wayne talking to my dad on my cell phone. Quick snap shot! What a great guy…everyone had great things to say about him.

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A week later Robin (who coordinated the entire Salute To Our Troops celebration) treated us to dinner. The eight in our party had a nice time. I tried to convince Dave to get on Facebook…I think he’s considering it. But, for now you can contact him on his website outlawnation.us.

And I can’t write about the Rodeo without mentioning the hottest segment of all!!! Mutton Bustin’. The video speaks for itself.

Rodeo Pictures
April 2, 2009

Yes…I am behind. Here are a couple of pictures from the Rodeo…I’ll be adding more pictures and a write up soon.

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Wayne Newton and Jen

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Robin Young-Ellis (Salute To Our Troops Coordinator) and Jen