If you’re wondering who the new guy is on FOX 26 news – guess no longer. He is Chris Stipes. He’s a former reporter who called Austin home for 2 years at KXAN. He will now serve as a reporter at KRIV. Stipes came to Houston with a background in sports but knows everything about news. By the way, he’s also the husband of KTRK anchor Elissa Rivas. Thanks for dropping by the Insite Chris!
I was told this at the COMTO event on Friday by George Smalley of Metro – He’s pictured (L) with Metro President Frank WIlson (R). But I guess the Houston Chronicle and BlogHouston.net beat me to the story. Here’s an excerpt from Bloghouston and the Chronicle!
The Metropolitan Transit Authority is hoping for heavy traffic — to its blog.
The agency plans to unveil a Web site before the end of the year to communicate directly with the public and has hired a full-time blogger, former Houston Chronicle reporter Mary Sit.
“Communication is something we’re always striving to improve on,” said Raequel Roberts, spokeswoman for Metro. “A free-ranging dialogue is important, and we’re hoping that we can establish this through a blog site.”
Roberts said Sit just started developing the blog, so it’s unclear what features it will include.
THEY’RE GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT THE INSITE!
The Insite has a new street team that will be getting the word out about the site. If you see them make sure you stop and get more information about the Insite. The first new members are Kalele ‘The Party King’ Thumbutu and Don ‘N-Tech’ Williams. Make sure you stop by their booth at various events if you see them out and about and get more information. They may even have a t-shirt or Insite cap for you! Now the big question is do you want to join the Insite street team?
(NOTE: TORREY ‘T-DUB’ WALKER AND BERNADETTE ‘POWERHOUSE’ BROWN WERE PROMOTED TO EXECUTIVE POSITIONS AT THE INSITE AFTER LEAVING THE STREET TEAM)
Julie ‘The Socialite’ Grayum shares some of the pictures she took last weekend in Austin on her trip to see the Rolling Stones. Julie is pictured with her brother Richard Grayum in the photo along with his wife. Way to go Julie. Make those $1500 tickets work for you at the event. And it’s my understanding you guys were like only a handful of people who had seats. Rock on!
Borris Miles held a fundraiser for the state representative seat he’s seeking and his birthday party at The Corinthian Friday night. The political newcomer had lots of heavy hitters in attendance at his swanky event at the downtown locale. On the list: Gubernatorial candidate Chris Bell, Carl ‘The New Hammer’ Davis, Kathy Griffin, Funky Larry Jones, DJ Hi-C, The Miles Family, Senator John Whittmire, Attorney Hillary Green, and the guy in the coffin aka ‘Pork Chop’ as well as a long list of others!