Mike McGuff is back from the sick bed. It's been a horrible few days, but things are turning around! You know I'm sick if there are no posts here or to social media.
In one of my feverish dreams, I went to Johnathan Winter's house for a party. In his upstairs, which was way too large for the size of the house, there was a hallway full of paintings. Some of them were kid painted watercolors of Marvin Zindler. And standing there looking at them was Marvin Zindler himself. KTRK abc 13 anchor Gina Gaston poked her head in, took a photo of Zinder, then left. You know I have writing about Houston media for too long when this happens.
So back on topic, I posted a photo or two on Twitter and Facebook about this past weekend's TXU Houston media turkey calling contest.
There you found out the Houston Chronicle/NewsFix's Craig Hlavaty knocked Grego from his roost and took the crown for biggest media turkey 2014!
I am happy to report I came in second - which counts for something since I only cover the media, but am not really apart of it anymore. Thanks YouTube for the calling help. I also used a quick prop (my wife's sock) to make myself even more of a gobbler. You can see how in the photos below.
The event promotes the upcoming TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot, which helps Neighborhood Centers, Inc. deliver services to thousands of Houston-area children and seniors.
Hlavaty will get a tree planted in his honor thanks to TXU.
Here are the other fine members of the media that got their turkey strut on:
Ron Trevino - KHOU-TV (CBS)
Doug Miller - KHOU-TV (CBS)
Craig Hlavaty - Houston Chronicle
Todd Freed - KUBE-TV
Grego - NewsFix/CW39
Brien Straw - SportsRadio 610 KILT
Caitilin Espinosa - Fox 26 KRIV
Houston media personalities get their gobble on in the third annual TXU Energy Media Turkey Calling Contest. They may look and sound goofy, but the event raises awareness and encourages registration for Thanksgiving morning’s TXU Energy Houston Turkey Trot, which benefits Neighborhood Centers, Inc. Register at txu.com/turkeytrot. @MikeMcGuff @craighlavaty @khou11 @myfoxhouston @houstonchron