Archive for the ‘PICTURES/VIDEO’ Category

First Playoffs For The Texans
January 9, 2012

La Porte Ladies: Playoff Party

Chef Joey and Sharon from Kroger

Father and Son,Texan Spirit!

Tailgating in the Yellow Lot: Texans Playoffs

"BEAT the Bengals!!"

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

2011 Operation: Stocking Stuffer
December 2, 2011

2011 Operation:Stocking Stuffer

All Houston Fire Stations Accepting Toys for Annual Toy Drive

Today, the Houston Fire Department and KPRC Local 2 kicked off the annual “Operation: Stocking Stuffer” Toy Drive.

Citizens may help bring the joy of the holidays to children by dropping off a new or gently used toy at any HFD Station, December 2 – 20.  A complete list of stations and addresses may be found by visiting :

Toys may also be dropped off at all Firehouse Sub locations and Los Cucos Restaurants.

Last year, more than 15 thousand toys were collected and given to several thousand families during the Outreach, Inc.  Give-away. This year, the give-away will be held on December 22, 2011, from 8:30 a.m. until all toys have been distributed. The giveaway will take place at the New Light Christian Center located at 7317 E. Houston Road, 77028 near Ley Road in northeast Houston.

Citizens should be aware that toys will be distributed on a first come-first serve basis so there is not a waiting list. Citizens may call 832.394.6632 for this information in English and Spanish.


I had a great time meeting everyone who stopped by today to make a donation! A special thanks to the guys/gals at Station 2 for all of your help, Los Cucos for the great tasting flautas and to Blue Bell, always a treat! Chief Garrison and Assistant Chief Campbell, thank you for your time and for being such great partners with us. May you all have a blessed holiday season!

Friday Football Frenzy: Week 3
September 29, 2011

Talk about fun!! Friday Football Frenzy was a blast at Cy Falls High School … they were great hosts! The kids had a great time showing me, “The Rollercoaster.” Hope you caught it live during the morning show because it looked neat in sync. Enjoy the photos below.

Experiencing the "Rollercoaster." How fun!!

"Rollercoaster" with The Mob

A few football players came in bright and early. Keep in mind, it’s a long day for these students. They arrived at school around 5:30am and then had to face the challenging team later that night for a football game. It really showed their effort and team spirit!

Uggg, my Heisman needs work.


Getting loud with the Cy Falls Band.

It can get very loud in a gym with 400 rowdy students and a rockin’ band…hearing is a challenge and usually I’m going hoarse by the end of the morning, too. LOL

Cy Falls Cheerleaders and Mascot in action.

It was an absolute pleasure meeting Cy Falls Principal, Becky Denton and Associate Principal, Liz Wood – both were very involved and well-liked by the students. Becky was super helpful in coordinating the shots with me throughout the morning. Thank goodness she mentioned the “Rollercoaster!” That was memorable. She also explained the reasoning behind #30 which is on the back of The Mob shirts (recent passing of a student)…which gave me a deeply touching story to share with our viewers. Passion was evident at Cy Falls, that’s for sure.

Jen and Principal, Becky Denton.

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 😀

What a Summer…
August 14, 2011

The drought has been in the news a lot lately, so I went to take a closer look for myself, at one of our lakes. Ok, sooo maybe it wasn’t only to investigate the water levels, but to enjoy Lake Conroe!

Holding on!

In the “Pier 1” picture, if you look hard enough, you can see how low the water levels are. I’d say a good 5 ft or so. It certainly seems like we should continue to practice our water conservation techniques for a while to come.

Lake Conroe (August 2011)

And as the summer winds down and we get back to our normal schedules…I will be, too. This weekend, was my last to fill-in for weekend mornings. I’m off until Wednesday (8/17), but will be looking for you after that.

Prepping for the morning show; August 14, 2011

America’s Got Talent: Barbara Padilla
August 12, 2011

It looks like it was meant to be! Stardom for Barbara Padilla.

You may recognize her from America’s Got Talent or from seeing her on Local 2. She’s got one inspirational story which starts with her amazing vocal talent and continues with her message of triumph. It all began in college when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph tissue. She was treated, but doctors thought she would never sing again because of the radiation’s damage to her vocal cords. Thankfully for her and for all of us, her incredible voice was untouched. Eleven years later she remains cancer free and…

The lovely and talented Soprano, Barbara Padilla and Jennifer.

After fighting cancer, maintaining hope and giving America’s Got Talent a shot…she’s excited to announce her upcoming album, Viviendo. (Spanish for “living” – so appropriate for her spirit.) She sings in four languages on the album: Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and English!

On a more personal note: For any of you who have lost a loved one in your life…take the time to listen to Barbara’s rendition of Andrea Bocelli’s, Time to Say Goodbye.  She sings it with such passion. I love this song so much!  It makes me think of my mom who passed away just 6 months ago.

Major Accident: I-45 at Airline
August 9, 2011

MAJOR TRAFFIC ALERT…A sight that we’ve never seen before; below is a Houston Transtar picture of a hydraulic bed that impacted an overhead freeway sign at I-45 North outbound at Airline around 5:30pm, Tuesday evening. Luckily, there have been no reported casualties.

For those of you who drive the North Frwy, traffic is heavily congested into downtown. Take 59 Eastex to avoid brake lights. Southbound traffic is just as bad, so consider the Hardy Toll Road or N. Shepherd Dr.

(As of 7pm) ** I-45 North Frwy will be shut down for next 8-9 hours in both directions as crews repair the overhead sign. We’ll update you in the morning on the freeway conditions.

45 North at Airline

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

Blank Speed Limit Sign??
April 19, 2011

VIEWER EMAIL: Good Morning Jennifer, I wanted to send this photo of a speed limit sign that one of my coworkers pass daily. We were trying to find out if you have any idea what this means and just how fast can I drive before I get a ticket?  Thanks, Thomas B.

North Loop around Ella

Location: IH 610 (North Loop) frontage roads between IH 45 and Ella
On our major reconstruction projects, we install blank signs near the end of the job when the roadway is opened to traffic and then do speed studies to determine the new speed limit.  In this case, we did not add lanes or change the highway so the signs will be posted with the same limit ( I believe 45 mph through most of the project) using stickers.
On the major projects we commonly have a couple of weeks transition time regarding the speed limits. We are getting close to completion on this project.
The sign photographed appears to have a bandit bumper sticker placed on it.    -TxDOT

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.