Archive for December, 2010

Co-Anchoring Morning Show
December 23, 2010

I’ve been on vacation this week, but look forward to returning tomorrow (Christmas Eve) to bring you the news. I’ll be co-anchoring the morning show with Iain Page from 5AM-7AM and then doing the midday show at 11AM with Joel Eisenbaum. (12/24/10)

We are off Christmas morning and then I’ll see you again Sunday (12/26/10) morning 6AM-8AM. 

From The Reyna Family and from The KPRC Bunch…here’s to wishing you and your family the healthiest and happiest Christmas, Holiday Season and New Year!


New Diamond Lanes to be Built on US 290
December 13, 2010

“Addition of diamond lanes will result in travel time savings for motorists.”

HOUSTON – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) took bids this week to construct a diamond lane on US 290 from Eldridge Parkway to Skinner Road.

The project includes restriping the east- and westbound lanes of US 290 from Eldridge Parkway to Skinner Road to provide improved access for multi-passenger vehicles entering and exiting the barrier separated high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lane.  A 700-foot section of the US 290 eastbound mainlane pavement will be widened to accommodate the proper travel lane width due to an existing overhead sign structure.

After completion, the diamond lanes will operate 24 hours a day/7 days a week and will be open to motorists carrying 2 or more passengers.  The diamond lane will facilitate the flow of traffic to and from the US 290 HOV lane during peak periods.

The contract bid for this project is $514,000 and will be funded by METRO.  Construction will begin in approximately 60-90 days and take 60 days to complete.  The new diamond lane is estimated to be open to the public June 2011.

“When complete, the diamond lanes will connect METRO’s Cypress Park & Ride to our barrier separated HOV network, cutting as much as 20 minutes off the travel time along this six-mile section of the corridor,” said George Greanias, Pres. and CEO of METRO.

#1 Killer of Young People
December 12, 2010

Harris County Judge Ed Emmett proclaims December 5-11 “Teens in the Driver Seat Week”

HOUSTON – More than 400 Texas teens die every year in traffic crashes, by far the number one killer of young people. A recent survey found that Cypress Falls students are more likely to engage in risky driving habits than other Texas teens, prompting the school to launch Teens in the Driver Seat (TDS), the nation’s first peer-to-peer safety program for young drivers.

“Most young drivers don’t know that they’re 10 times more likely to die in a crash than people in other age groups,” says Program creator Russell Henk of TTI.

PARENTS: Please take a moment to read the numbers provided from a survey taken in our area. It’s a quick and easy read for all parents, not just those with children attending Cypress Falls.    Cypress Falls driving survey charts1

Need Your Driving Record…Now?
December 3, 2010

Driver records now available instantly online

Texas drivers can now order their driving records online and print them out immediately instead of waiting to have the record mailed to them.

Previously, drivers could order their driver record online but had to wait to receive their record via the U.S. Postal Service.

 Now, drivers can place their order using a credit card and their actual driver license, and then print out their record, which is available in a certified version suitable for submitting to a court for permission to take defensive driving. All Texas drivers, including commercial driver license holders, are eligible to use the online Driver Record System. To request a record, drivers must provide authentication information from their Texas driver license or ID and the last four digits of their social security number. Orders also require a credit card and access to a working printer.

I’ll See You at the Toy Drive!
December 1, 2010

KPRC Local 2 and the Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive is in Full Gear! Please donate new and unwrapped toys to KPRC Local 2 on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. I’ll be your host from 6AM-NOON…I look forward to meeting you at OUR STATION; 8181 SOUTHWEST FRWY (59 Southwest Frwy at Beechnut). Note: The drive doesn’t end until 6PM.

You can donate to any Houston Fire Department Station starting Friday, December 3rd to Friday, December 17th.

Shooting the Operation Stocking Stuffer promo.

A team effort...Chief Terry Garrison and Houston Firefighters.

Station 68

KPRC and HFD supporting one another for a great cause!