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Best Local TV News Houston 2006 - KHOU/Channel 11

Readers' Choice: KTRK/Channel 13
KHOU is like the New York Yankees of old: sleek, classy and unbeatable. When other stations in town grabbed ratings with crime-heavy shtick and eye-scalding graphics, the team at Channel 11 just kept on putting out solid, information-filled newscasts that didn't ignore City Hall for the sake of a fire in an abandoned warehouse. Viewers soon flocked their way. The station racks up national honors with ease, this year earning two national Edward R. Murrow Awards for reports on cancer rates among firefighters and schools that hadn't had a fire code inspection in decades. The field reporters are solid and leave the melodramatic breathlessness to their competitors. Any viewer wanting to get a sense of the city, and of anything important going on in it, should tune in to 11.
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Kenneth
Kenneth

I just watched your segment on Bolivar. Investigate how much money the state spent on burying hay to save Bolivar beach and congress houses about 5 to 8 years ago. Hay sold by the prison system was sold, never left prison proberty, bought back at more than twice the purchase price, used prison equipment amd labor to bury in bolivar beach to save a congressmans home.

Wanda June
Wanda June

There was a nationwide contest held by Safeway brand milk, Lucerne, to have art students design and paint a life-size cow. (See Lucerne cow contest on internet.) This is the second annual contest. This year 3 students from Texas are among the 30 finalists. One of them goes to Clements High School in Sugar Land. Her cow was on display at a local Randalls, but has now been returned to the school. I don't know how long it will be there. There is a $20,000 prize for the school with the winning cow. This is a "cow parade" size cow, and Grace's is very good. It deserves a look by your crew.

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