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  • CW39 hosts Peeps taste test challenge with new flavors

    HOUSTON — It wouldn’t be Easter without iconic Peeps® in your basket. The candy connoisseurs at Just Born Quality Confections have been busy making a variety of Peeps® colors, flavors and shapes for every Peepsonality® in America. CW39 EyeOpener’s Maggie Flecknoe and NewsFix producer, Fallon taste tested 17 new flavors. And here’s some food for thought: Peeps®  are made at the ‘just born’ factory in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1953, it took 27 hours to make a Peep. Today, it takes six […]

  • Pump the brakes! Exclusive first look at the new McLaren featured at the Houston Auto Show

    HOUSTON, TX — There’s one ride that just rolled into the Houston Auto Show and our Maggie Flecknoe, from EyeOpener, had the exclusive first look. Pump the brakes, this hot ride may make you stop in your tracks! We’re talking about the new McLaren 720s. David Bohn, General Manager of McLaren Houston, shows us what makes this fine machine not only epic but shows that the impossible is possible when building a fine machine. The pretty lady is going to […]

  • Alief HS senior graduates early while getting treatment at MD Anderson, now final wish is to meet Beyonce

    HOUSTON — An Alief ISD high school senior is remarkable to say the least. She graduated early while battling a rare cancer. Ebony Banks is a senior at Alief Hastings High School and a member of the school’s color guard. However, she has spent most of her senior year at MD Anderson hospital. Banks is battling a rare stage four cancer. But, that hasn’t stopped her perseverance and desire to graduate. Last week, the district held a special graduation ceremony […]

  • Feeling lucky? Enter to win 50 McDonald’s Shamrock Shakes in honor of CW39’s 50th anniversary

    HOUSTON — Cheers to charity and CW39’s 50th anniversary! McDonald’s is shaking things up when it comes to McCafe beverages with four new seasonal flavors: Chocolate Shamrock Shake, Shamrock Chocolate Chip Frappe, Shamrock Mocha and Shamrock Hot Chocolate. Here’s the best part you don’t have to feel guilty treating yourself. While the Shamrock Shake has an impressive fan following, it also has a heart-warming legacy. Beginning in 1974, proceeds from the Shamrock Shake helped raise enough funds to open the […]

  • Go big or go home! Largest portable observation wheel is the biggest attraction at Houston rodeo

    HOUSTON — Go big or go home! And at the Houston rodeo everything truly is bigger and better. All you have to do is take a walk down the midway and see the Grande XL. It’s the world’s largest traveling observation wheel in the western hemisphere, and it’s making its Rodeo Houston debut. It wasn’t exactly easy to get it here. Owned by the midway provider Ray Cammack Shows, it was transported to Houston on 22 semi-trailers, erected with an […]

  • Got Milk? Maggie defends her title as Rodeo Houston’s Celeb Goat Milking Champ

    HOUSTON — Got Milk? On your mark, get set, tug! Our own, Maggie Flecknoe, was out at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, opening day. She joined her fellow media peeps for the Celebrity Goat Milking Competition. Let’s just say she milked with all of her might. Hoping to tug in another win and defend her title as Celebrity Goat Milking Champion. After winning her heat, Maggie then competed in a “milk off”. She left her competitors in the milk […]

  • Cheers! It’s National Margarita Day

    HOUSTON — Cheers! It’s National Margarita Day! In honor of this special day, our own Maggie Flecknoe, from EyeOpener, went to “Margarita Making Boot camp”. Rebecca Roses, with Gringo’s Mexican Kitchen, gave her the Margarita 101. Everything from how it should be served, to a secret ingredient. Sip and see how it’s done. And if you’d rather leave the margarita making to the pros register on Gringo’s website for $2 margaritas.

  • Severe weather rolls through Houston area on President’s Day

    HOUSTON — It was a wet, messy rush hour commute Monday morning as heavy storms moved throughout the Houston area. A Flash Flood Watch which was expected to remain in effect until 4 p.m. expired early as heavy rain moved out faster than expected. Light to moderate showers are expected throughout the remainder of the day. The heaviest rainfall happened between 6 and 9 a.m., and will start to taper off by lunchtime. There will be dry and sunny skies on […]

  • Hungry for love? Ladies pick their Valentines at The Rod Ryan Show’s “Mile of Meat”

    SW HOUSTON — Calling all the single ladies out there! Are you looking for love on this Valentine’s Day? Look no further than The Rod Ryan Show’s 12th Annual “Mile of Meat”. Maggie Flecknoe, from EyeOpener, broadcasted live as 20 eligible bachelors lined up along Richmond in front of The Pub Galleria. Each was wearing a number and holding a sign with their best pick-up line. There was a traffic jam as ladies rolled on by the “meat market” choosing […]