Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Ride METRO to the Rodeo
February 28, 2012


The Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo (HLSR) concert series kicks off tomorrow night and METRO has the “horsepower” to get you there. So, mount up and take a seat onboard METRO for a price that won’t break your wallet.

METRO is offering rodeo-goers three shuttle options to get to the show, Feb. 28 through March 18.

Tickets are available at the kiosks inside the listed Park & Ride locations.  Use your METRO Q® Fare Card to build toward your rider rewards of five free trips for every 50 paid rides.

Shuttle Hours to Reliant
Weekdays: 5:00 p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Last shuttle returning to Park & Ride
Monday – Thursday & Sunday: 1:00 a.m.
Friday and Saturday: 2:00 a.m.

MLK Day: Parades
January 16, 2012


Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on Texas at Crawford, proceeds west on Texas, south on Caroline, east on McKinney,  north on Austin, and concludes on Austin at Capitol.  Beginning no earlier than 9:00 a.m., staging on Texas between  Crawford and Hamilton, Hamilton between Texas and Capitol, Chenevert between Texas and Capitol, and Avenida de las Americas between Texas and Capitol.  Disbanding on Capitol between Austin and Hamilton.


Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on San Jacinto Street at Elgin Street, proceeds north on San Jacinto Street and concludes on San Jacinto Street at Webster Street.  Beginning no earlier than 9:00 a.m., staging on San Jacinto Street between Elgin Street and Holman Street and on Stuart Street, Francis Street and Holman Street between Fannin Street and Caroline Street.  Disbanding on San Jacinto Street between Webster Street and W. Gray Street, on Webster Street between Fannin Street and La Branch Street and on Caroline Street (east and west curb lanes) and Austin Street (east and west curb lanes) between Webster Street and McGowen Street.

Boat Show 2012
January 4, 2012

Hi Friends,

I’m going to be at Reliant Center and would love to meet you in person!

Friday, January 6th from 5-7pm

Friday Football Frenzy: Week 2
September 15, 2011

(Last Week, Sept 8th) I was once again called for duty to cover our wildly popular…Friday Football Frenzy! The game of the week was Klein vs. Kingwood. Klein defeated Kingwood, 34-13. Seems like an early wake-up call for our Frenzy didn’t shake Klein a bit. Way to go!

Klein cheerleaders, along with "Boomer the Bearkat..." and Jen!

Drum weighs about 45 lbs!

What is a football game without the music?!

Jen playing the cymbals.

By the way, a big thanks to The Booster Club for the care package I was sent home with. A shirt, hat, drinking glass, flashlight, pencil–ya know all of the goodies. What a treat. My favorite, the “arm sleeves” you see me wearing in this last picture. Keeping warm!

Stand leaders giving the Bearkat claw.

9-11 America Remembers
September 11, 2011

In honor of those families who lost loved ones at Ground Zero and The Pentagon;to those who had loved ones on Flights 11, 175, 77, and 93…America Remembers.

To our dedicated and courageous soldiers in the United States Armed Forces, to each police officer, firefighter and rescue workers who serve daily across the USA, thank you.


Friday Football Frenzy
September 8, 2011

Last Friday, Sept 2nd, I was assigned to cover our Friday Football Frenzy, “Game of the Week.” A sweet assignment!

While out at the schools, I get to meet a ton of the students, faculty and parents who help make the game nights…feel less like a game and more like an experience. Our goal is to highlight some of the unrecognized students who bring spirit and energy to the scene: the band, drill teams, stand leaders, cheerleaders, cheer/dance crews, mascots and more!

It was Kempner vs. Pearland…and goodness did Kempner ‘bring it’ in spirit for Local 2 that Friday morning! There had to have been 300 students by 6:30am. A big THANK YOU to all who helped make our Frenzy, memorable.

Jen and the Kempner HS Cougar Band

Cougar design painted by a former student.

Jen and the Kempner Cougar Brigade Dance Team

Some of the Kempner HS football players.

Black and White TV 😀

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:

Jen and Susan, KSBJ Sharathon 2011

Jen and Pam, KSBJ Sharathon 2011

Susan, Britt, Sara, Jennifer and Tamara

NGEN, Sharathon 2011

Summer Blood Drive 2011
June 24, 2011

You still have time to help. To read about locations click on the link below:

Owen and Jennifer talking to Khambrel about the drive that runs from June 23-26.

Hot pink wrap...proof that Owen Conflenti donated blood to help save lives.

What’s With ‘The-Do?’
June 17, 2011

You may have noticed a few weeks ago…when my hair was filled with curls. I woke up – thinking – “Wow, what am I going to do with all of this hair?” “Brush it out? Pin it back? Tie it up?” My options were limited as I rushed against the clock to get to work. I knew I was going to look a bit showy for a Friday morning, but knew you all would kindly pardon the change.

Friday, May 13th morning newscast

The evening before Friday’s newscast, I emceed an event for the Hispanic Bar Association of Houston (HisBA). Hence, the ringlets. (HisBA by the way…is a nonpartisan, nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the advancement of Hispanics in the legal profession and the advocacy of issues of concern to the Hispanic community at the local, state, and national level). The money raised went to help a well deserved group of students pay for some of their law expenses.

The special night, in honor of those being awarded, called for an up-do (See the coiffure below). A big thanks to my very talented friend and stylist, Lindsey Kern at Michaelyndon’s Salon. She worked her magic. I’m guessing that there were a good 40 pins in my hair and lots of spray for Houston’s humidity.

My thanks to all of the wonderful folks at HisBA, as well, it was an honor to be a part of their evening.

Jennifer and President, HisBA, Johnny Garza

Mr. and Mrs. Tom Forestier

Jennifer and the Honorable Alexandra Smoots-Hogan

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!

Festival of Lights 2010
November 14, 2010

(Nov 13th) It was the opening weekend for The Festival of Lights in Galveston. I enjoyed meeting everyone!

All meet-and-greet pictures have been posted on our website. Please see link below.


Dawn Campbell (PM Producer for KPRC) and Jennifer; picture taking in front of the Poinsettia Tree.

Jennifer and Brandon Martin (KPRC Photographer) at Moody Gardens.

Festival of Lights 2010
November 11, 2010

This year, please join me at the Poinsettia Tree for a picture on Saturday, November 13th (6-7pm). There’s nothing like a million lights to help kickoff the holiday season. See you there!

Veterans Day
November 11, 2010

A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. That is beyond honor.

My family has several who have served in various branches of our military. Quite a few of my friends have as well. I’m thankful for their service, sacrifices and commitment.


Mayor’s Anti-Gang Career Day
August 25, 2010

I moderated The Mayor’s Anti-Gang Career Day again this year. The program has been around for 3 years now and I really feel like the adults involved are doing good things for our youth headed in the wrong direction. The program’s main purpose is to provide delinquency prevention and gang intervention services for youth and families in Houston, Harris and surrounding counties.

This year, about 50 youth participants heard from panelists: including a professional athlete, a musician, graphic artist, fire fighter, police officer, youth service counselor and an elected official. The kids weren’t just “talked TO” … they were allowed to ask career questions and mingle afterward.

Picture blurred for privacy of individuals.

The event also featured vendors from area colleges and universities, businesses, the armed forces, and the Houston Fire Department.

“Each of our panelists has a unique story, so we encourage them to share the life experiences they faced – good or bad – that got them where they are today,” said Patricia Harrington, Director of the Mayor’s Anti-Gang Office.  “It reinforces to young people that any obstacle can be faced.”

Panelist answering questions.

Before I left, I asked the counselors why the kids join gangs and they said, “Because it’s the lifestyle they are raised in.” The kids admitted to me that they, “don’t have hope.” But, the people that you see in the picture above are trying to change that. They took time out of their busy schedules to show the kids firsthand, that there IS hope and that people DO care about them. I saw some of the same kids that I had seen in previous years and that worried me. One of the counselors told me that some enjoy coming back to this summer program though. It’s something positive, it gives them a sense of belonging and it keeps them out of trouble, I’m told. I was happy to hear.