Great excitement at University of Houston for the GOP debate

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HOUSTON, Texas - A great day for the University of Houston and the Bayou City.   But not so great for those looking for a parking spot.

"The parking lots and what not have been blocked off", said UH student Britney Armantrout.

The final GOP presidential debate before Super Tuesday is happening right here, and excitement is running high.

"This is the most amazing thing that happened at the University of Houston, whether you like the candidates or not", expressed UH college Republicans leader Matthew Wiltshire.

In a short while, Donald Trump, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, Ben Carson and John Kasich will take center stage at the Moores School of Music Opera House to show what they're made of.

"Everyone is going to have their eyes on UH and the candidates that are here", added Wiltshire.

Think about it: police all over the place, the secret service sniffing every piece of equipment and the media ready to spread the word worldwide.  It takes a village to get everything up and running.

"We've been laying in fiber and connectivity to bring phone lines and helping with the Google and CNN media room, and setting everything up to get connections to the outside world", described James Schexneider, IT manager at University of Houston.

The podiums are waiting.  One of these guys will be the Republican nominee… and who knows?  Perhaps the next president.

"Tonight's event is phenomenal for the University of Houston", Wiltshire concluded.

It's one of those days you feel proud to live in H-Town.