The Texas Lottery® joined lotteries across the country today for the official launch of MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB, the first multistate game to combine traditional lottery with the fun and entertainment of a national television game show.  The show will feature players selected from among ticket holders who have registered their tickets online.


Video of today’s MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB launch event in New York’s Times Square


The MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB game went on sale in Texas on Oct. 19. The game will spread the wealth among players by offering multiple $1 million prizes in conjunction with a top prize of up to $25 million. The unique design of the $5 game is expected to generate more millionaires than any other game in lottery history.



Players can win the Top Prize of up to $25 million inMONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES CLUB weekly drawings.Become one of the many, randomly-selected $1 million winners when another player wins the Top Prize in a weekly drawing.Register a ticket online where they will build MONOPOLY brand themed property sets to earn entries in a drawing for a chance to appear on the nationally televised game show, which will have more than $2.5 million in available prize money on each episode.



In early 2015, the “MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB” television series will welcome players from participating states to its studio audience in Las Vegas. Comedian and actor Billy Gardell (“Mike & Molly,” “You, Me and Dupree”) will host the show.  


Each MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB ticket will have a unique code that players can use to register online to collect monopolies for a chance to appear on the television game show. Thousands of players will win a five-day, four-night trip for two to Las Vegas to join the show’s studio audience. 

Contestants on the show will be selected at random to play a series of games with a MONOPOLY theme, each of which will offer cash and other prizes valued up to $100,000. A final round will offer one player on each episode a shot at $1 million. 


Drawings for the MONOPOLY MILLIONAIRES’ CLUB will occur every Friday evening at 10:15 p.m. Central



Register NOW before seats are gone:

Let’s Talk About It
Domestic Violence and Spanking: Are They Connected?

The Houston Association of Black Journalists and Rice University present “Conversations in the Round,” a panel discussion on domestic and family violence.

October 15, 2014 – On Thursday, October 23, 2014, the Houston Association of Black Journalists (HABJ) and Rice University will hold the first in a series of panel discussions titled “Conversations in the Round,” which will focus on top stories in the news. The panel will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Farnsworth Pavilion on the Rice University campus.

The panel, moderated by KPRC Local 2’s Keith Garvin, will discuss domestic violence and spanking in regard to recent events involving NFL players Ray Rice, Greg Hardy and Adrian Peterson. Confirmed panelists include Sonia Corrales, chief program officer with the Houston Area Women’s Center; Dr. Janice M. Beal, clinical psychologist with Beal Counseling Associates; Tabatha Conway, Child Protective Services; and Chester Pitts, sports analyst and an original Houston Texan.

Topics to be discussed include:

1. How should the media cover family violence issues?
2. Is spanking child abuse? Should all spanking be outlawed?
3. What effect have the recent cases involving NFL players had on the issues?
4. Should corporations discipline employees who are charged with domestic/family violence offenses?
5. Is there a double-standard when it comes to domestic violence?

“These issues have always been important in our community, but they have garnered more attention of late thanks to high-profile cases involving NFL players,” said HABJ president Jerome Solomon, a columnist with the Houston Chronicle. “This is an excellent opportunity to get experts together to discuss these pressing topics and hopefully make a difference.”

The panel discussion is FREE and open to the public.

To register go to:


Tuesday the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals restored the common-sense Texas voter ID law for this election. Even an Obama appointee on that Court agreed to stop the judicial activism we saw last week from another Obama-appointed federal judge who tried to change the rules for voting in the closing hours before this election.

But this fight may not be over. The plaintiffs, who have been supported by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, have now gone to the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Voter ID law. They will stop at nothing to create chaos and confusion.

We can’t let Democrats get away with their schemes to disrupt our electoral process. We need fair and honest elections, so everyone can have faith in the outcome.

How can you help us keep this election honest?

Prevention is the best medicine. We need poll watchers on election day to help ensure election integrity at precincts that will not have GOP election judges. Please consider spending a day contributing to a GOP victory in Harris County. You’ll be trained and given all the reference materials you need to be effective.

There are multiple trainings scheduled at the HCRP headquarters:

October 13, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 15, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 20, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 22, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 25, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
October 27, 7 – 9 p.m.
October 29, 7 – 9 p.m.
November 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Help stop Obama and the liberal Democrats from Wrecking Harris County!


The Houston Club building located at 811 Rusk is scheduled to be imploded on Sunday, Oct. 19, which will result in impacts to METRO service.

As crews prepare the area, the following METRO bus routes will be detoured starting Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.
3 Langley
3 W. Gray
37 El Sol
44 Acres Homes
56 Airline
78 Irvington
102 Bush IAH
108 Veterans Memorial
137 Northshore
209 Kuykendahl/Spring P&R
249 Bay Area/Fuqua/Monroe
259 Kingwood/Townsend/Eastex P&R
Additional routes will be detoured beginning on Sunday, Oct. 19, at the start of service. For a complete list of the routes impacted, click here.


There will be no rail service between the Downtown Transit Center and the Northline Transit Center on Sunday, Oct. 19, from the start of service until 5 p.m. Customers will be served by shuttle buses operating every 10 minutes during regular rail service hours.  Click here for information on the service interruption.

The Red Line will operate on a normal schedule between Fannin South and the Downtown Transit Center.

Please allow more time for your trip when using these service.  For more information, please call 713-635-4000.


Visitation to the Harris County jail located at 701 N. San Jacinto in downtown Houston has been canceled for today due to maintenance issues.

Visitation has been canceled at the 701 location only.

For more information on inmate visitation please visit the HCSO’s website: