Rodeo Houston Parade Gallops Into Downtown
February 27, 2011

The 73rd annual Houston Rodeo Parade drew thousands of  people to downtown Houston Saturday to watch riders on horseback, clowns, floats and marching bands.

Country music singer Clay Walker served as the parade’s grand  marshal. 

Other familiar faces included: County Judge Ed Emmett and  wife Gwen, Houston’s fire and police chiefs and other elected officials.

KPRC Local 2 anchor Dominque Sachse, Sports Director Randy McIlvoy, Reporter Carl Willis and I rode in a chuckwagon along the parade route.

Time For A Station Break
January 12, 2010

Members of the KPRC Channel 2 family took a well deserved break from the news on Saturday night to focus on knocking over some pins.

General Manager Larry Blackerby, News Director Rick McFarland and News Anchor Dominique Sachsa led several Local 2  co-workers during a bowling marathon.

Whether we bowled a strike or a gutter ball, it was a fun team building experience, complete with funny moments: we watched Investigative Reporter Amy Davis and learned that she has a pretty hilarious armswing. And, who knew that Dominique is a really good bowler?

The Houston International Festival
April 17, 2009

young Irish Dancers

young Irish Dancers

It’s that time of  year again when downtown Houston is being transformed into a  fun place to check out the annual I-Fest, or International Festival. 

I-fest is scheduled for the weekends of April 18-19 and April 25-26. You can learn more about the entertainment lineup by going to

This year, the event will spotlight the country of  Ireland, and organizers are busying creating what they call an “Irish Countryside.”


On Thursday night, 2 on the Beat had the fun opportunity to attend the Mayor’s International Festival Gala, along with anchor Dominique Sachse (who also served as emcee)  producer Tracy Hatfield, Photographer Tyrina Gleinser, News Director Rick Mcfarland and General Manager Larry Blackerby and his wife Brenda. 

Channel 2 is a proud media sponsor of  I-fest. 

Dominque, Tracy and Ty recently spent ten days in Ireland and produced some amazing stories about the people, food and culture.


Some of that Irish flavor was on display at the gala, which was attended by  dignitaries including Mayor Bill White, County Judge Ed Emmett and his wife Gwen, Sheriff  and Mrs. Adrian Garcia, city councilwoman Melissa Noriega and her husband former State Rep. Rick Noriega and Joanne King Herring. ifest-004ifest-003ifest