Archive for July, 2011

Fight Your Parking Ticket…Online
July 22, 2011

Avoid the hassle of going downtown

to contest a parking ticket. Now, you’ve got 7 days from the date of “citation issuance” to chime in – ONLINE. Here’s the link:

http://www.houstontx.gov/parking/index.htm

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High In The Sky
July 20, 2011

Around 6:30am this morning we spotted an unauthorized person on top of a 150 ft electrical tower at the Hardy Toll Road and Parker. By 7:50am, he had touched ground.  All ended without incident. Traffic was heavy in the morning, delaying southbound commuters by about 15 minutes. This could have affected your power as well, as Centerpoint Energy had to turn off power in the area.

July 20th, Hardy Toll Road near Parker

Traffic delays with emergency crews on scene.

A positive outcome.

Construction Alert: Dixie Farm Rd.
July 19, 2011

IH 45 SOUTH TRAFFIC SWITCH AT DIXIE FARM RD.
“Part of IH 45 South Proposition 12 Expansion Project”

Beginning, Tuesday, July 19, 2011 at 5 a.m. contractors will close the IH 45 South southbound frontage road at Dixie Farm Rd. (FM 1959). This closure will last 6 months.  Traffic will detour to the west access roads to the intersection of Dixie Farm Rd.  Traffic can either turn left on FM 1959, right onto Dixie Farm Rd. or continue through the intersection back to the IH 45 South southbound frontage road.

This closure is part of a Proposition 12 funded project that will widen IH 45 from six lanes to ten lanes from just south of Beltway 8 to El Dorado Blvd.  An additional frontage lane will also be added on each side.  The Dixie Farm Rd. Bridge will also be torn down and reconstructed at street level.

This project is scheduled for completion in 2015.

KPRC Shuffle: Fill-in Fun
July 15, 2011

I’ve been hearing from a lot of you. Just wanted to say thank you for your notes.

Been having a great time with Mary, Hasti and Mariza while filling in for Courtney Z., who is on maternity leave. As you know its been a busy year for babies at Local 2. http://www.click2houston.com/slideshow/slideshows/26775222/detail.html Hence the shift in anchors on the air. So right now, I’m working weekday mornings (Monday through Wednesday) reporting traffic. Then on Saturday and Sunday mornings, you can catch me anchoring the news, 6-8AM. It looks like that will continue until the end of July.  My last weekend to fill-in is August 13th and 14th. See you then.

Mary Lee and Jennifer, weekend mornings.

Hasti, reporting live in the field.

Mariza, bringing you the news as it happens.

In addition to talking about the local and national headlines, we have fun guests on, all of the time on the weekend morning show. Here are some snapshots from an experiment that we did with Mentos and Coca-Cola; making a mess of the studio.

Henry (Children's Museum) and Jennifer

Mixing Mentos with Coca-Cola

Thank You, Meadows Place!
July 10, 2011

I had the honor this Fourth of July to act as Parade Marshal for The City of Meadows Place. Where’s that, you ask? It’s in Fort Bend County located near US  59 and Kirkwood…a very small city with only about 5,000 people. I ended up finding out that if you drive past a third stop sign – you’ve left town. 🙂

For years now they’ve been holding July 4th parades. I spotted red, white and blue everywhere; from the mailboxes…to the roof tops and many places in between. Residents lined the streets, waving ‘hello.’ Some sat on their lawn chairs, while others hung out under shaded tents. BBQ pits were going, water balloons were flying…overall families were enjoying their holiday.

A big thank you to our military men and women and their families, as well. I appreciate your sacrifices.

Ready to go celebrate...

Mayor, Charles Jessup and Jennifer

Military Apache AH-64A helicopter lands.

Sharathon Success!
July 1, 2011

As many of you already know, I report traffic on 89.3 KSBJ in addition to Local 2.  Every year, a very special event comes around whereby listeners and generous donors help to meet the station’s financial goals. This three-day fund-raising event is called Sharathon which I’ve been a part of – ever since I started with the team back in 2008. The goals ensure the continuation of the ministry and all that it offers for the next year. Great news…goals were met, so a huge thanks to those who helped guarantee that lives would be positively affected. To donate anytime throughout the year: http://www.ksbj.org/features_details.php?Id=462&Title=sharathon-ends

Jen and Susan, KSBJ Sharathon 2011

Jen and Pam, KSBJ Sharathon 2011

Susan, Britt, Sara, Jennifer and Tamara

NGEN, Sharathon 2011