It's been said the final goodbye is the hardest one to say. That notion will soon be put to the test as Dave Ward is about to officially sign off from the abc13 KTRK anchor desk for the last time a source has told me.
You heard it here first...Tuesday, May 2nd, Ward will appear on channel 13's 6pm newscast for the last time. He has been preparing his goodbyes to his loyal channel 13 viewers.
This goodbye was supposed to happen last December, but Ward was hospitalized just a week before his 13 goodbye.
After his recovery, Ward has certainly not slowed down. He has been making appearances around town for charities and of course being honored for his esteemed TV career.
In fact the day after he signs off from the KTRK newsdesk, Ward will be honored by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. His ceremony will take place in front of Houston City Hall (May 3, 11am). The public is welcome to show up and show support for their favorite news anchor.
And notice that I have never used the word "retire." That idea is not in Ward's mind. I've been following his Dave Ward's Houston Facebook page and can foresee a new chapter ahead for this TV free agent. I mean come one, after 50 years at KTRK, I think he has this TV thing figured out!
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