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  • Class Acts: Briana Uchendu uses award-winning film to teach understanding

    RICHMOND, Texas –  Travis High School senior Briana Uchendu credits her love for Pixar films as the inspiration behind her becoming a studio artist and digital animator. “Even though it looks difficult to do, I want to get into digital animation to further enhance my storytelling, put my art with digital,” Uchendu said. In early March, Uchendu’s creativity was rewarded as her short film “Goop” won the UIL Best Young Filmmaker-Computer/Digital Animation award. “It felt really unreal. I’m a pretty […]

  • Super Bowl of Fishing lands in Houston with Bassmaster Classic

    HOUSTON– If you consider yourself a fishing fanatic, then we have good news for you! The world championship of bass fishing will be held in Houston for the first time in the event’s 47-year history. The announcement was made during a press conference at Houston’s Minute Maid Park that the 2017 GEICO Bassmaster Classic will be presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods on Mar. 24-26 at Lake Conroe. The world’s best bass anglers will begin their competition on the 21,000-acre impoundment […]

  • National Ag Day finds perfect home at Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

    HOUSTON — There’s no better place to celebrate National Ag Day than the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With Tuesday marking the day to honor agriculture in America, youth exhibitors showed off their steers, families went to the petting zoo and many people saw baby animals born at the rodeo’s birthing center. Allyson Tjoelker is the executive director of agriculture competitions and exhibits at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “It’s really the perfect opportunity to see what agriculture is all […]

  • Class Acts: Raising chickens helps Becca Fontenot carry on family tradition

    HOUSTON – Being a part of Madison High School’s Future Farmers of America Organization is a family tradition for Becca Fontenot. “My mom, aunt and uncle all did it at Madison and it’s something I want to continue on doing,” Fontenot said. “I love it.” The junior started raising chickens her freshman year and showed participated at this year’s Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “It takes a lot of responsibility and a lot of effort but It’s something I like […]

  • Former NCAA Tournament hero joins Rice Basketball staff

    HOUSTON – Former VCU basketball star, Joey Rodriguez is playing a very different role than he did six years ago. “I’m in charge of getting all the film and helping the assistant coaches out with scouts,” Rodriguez said. As the video coordinator for the Rice men’s basketball team Rodriguez also helps by mentoring the players. Back in 2011, Rodriguez had a large role in getting Virginia Commonwealth University to the Final Four. “We didn’t even think we were gonna get […]

  • March Madness could cost employers more than $2 billion this year

    HOUSTON – March Madness is officially underway and that means millions of Americans are filling out brackets for the NCAA Basketball Tournament. While 68 teams go for the title, the real losers seem to be employers. Chicago based outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. estimates $2.1 billion could potentially be lost due to decreased workplace productivity during the tournament. This decreased productivity can be employees researching teams, making their bracket picks, watching games while at work, skipping out to […]

  • North Houston family lays down foundation for new life following fire, thanks to local donations

    HOUSTON – In one of the toughest months of their lives, members of the Thompson family had reason to be joyful on Sunday.  In late February, Shawanna and Daniel Thompson’s apartment home caught fire. Luckily they, along with their two children, were able to escape without injury. “Even though it takes a lot of time to replace things, you can’t replace people,” Shawanna Thompson said. On Sunday, the family received a huge gift from a pair of Houston companies. Your […]

  • Class Acts: Angel Rodriguez gets “car-mania,” finds love with automotive technology

    HOUSTON – Angel Rodriguez is living a life he never really dreamed of. “I never thought I’d be studying in the United States. I never thought I’d be working on cars,” Rodriguez said. “It never came through my mind as a little kid. I never thought I could build a car from scratch, it’s really amazing.” A senior at Elsik High School, Rodriguez will be competing as the team leader in the Shell Eco-Marathon,. The auto-tech group known as “Elsik […]

  • UH Hofheinz Pavilion set to receive $60 million renovation

    HOUSTON – The University of Houston men’s basketball team closed out Hofheinz Pavilion on a winning note. The division I NCAA team played their final home game inside the on-campus arena defeating East Carolina 73-51. The stadium first opened in December 1969 and became famous in the ’80s during the Cougars “Phi Slama Jama” teams. UH System Board of Regents Chairman Tilman Fertitta and his family donated $20 million for the renovation of the Pavillion. The arena will now undergo a […]