Get 2 Know Me
- Houston has been home since April 22, 1989. People say they’ve watched me their whole life, and if they’re under 30, that’s actually true!
- I’ve been with Kevin Gilliard since 1995 and married since 12/12/12 (we picked that date so I could remember it). We have a son, Morgan. We’re down to one pup now, Ocean, a white schnauzer.
- I wrote a book, Swabbed & Found, about my DNA journey to find my biological family. Meeting them was unforgettable. If you want more, read my book!
Attitude is everything.
A favorite quote from my mom, Pat Billingsley
Advice for aspiring journalists:
Don’t overthink your future because none of us knows how long it will last or where it will take us.
Simply follow your passion and be a person others can count on.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 • 7:42 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: 5 for 5 Early Starts!
ANDREA we hardly knew ye this week as our first storm of the 2019 Hurricane Season came and went! A subtropical storm (still counts) Andrea lasted less than 24 hours Monday to Tuesday but what is significant is that an early start can signal at least an average season if not above average. Average by the way, is 12 storms, 6 becoming hurricanes and 2 becoming Major Cat 3+ hurricanes. Or 12-6-2.
Friday, May 17, 2019 • 9:49 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: A Museum, A Moon, and a Model (or two)
Great fun speaking to a group of Lake Jackson realtors yesterday and thanks to them and Stewart Title for having me! I'll be in League City Monday, at HUB insurance Wednesday and on the West Side (at Flemings, yes!) on Thursday of next week!
Monday, May 13, 2019 • 5:49 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: When the Moon Hits Your Eye....
We got Jackie and Patrick married last Saturday night come hail or high water! The sun actually peeked out just in time after a wet day and nothing stopped a memorable and fabulous event. The photo above from left to right is Patrick, me, Kevin, Jackie and her dad, Steven. So, you might want an explanation of just where THIS came from:
Friday, May 10, 2019 • 6:03 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: A Mess, A Moon and A Marriage!
We've see the return of our May Mess this week, that's for sure, and part of the reason is the strong flow of Pacific moisture. I've talked about this before. We can thank, or not, El Nino. The latest is in and look at those orange colors in the Pacific---that's El Nino's warm waters!
Saturday, May 4, 2019 • 3:55 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: May the 4th be...British?
After last night's storms, the sun is back so May the 4th Be With You Star Wars Fans! Today marks the 40th year since that phrase came about which I'll explain in a moment. In the meantime, if you need to brush up on your Star Wars check out the Wookiepedia site!
Monday, April 29, 2019 • 5:38 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: Muddy Monday....
We all know of the 18-minute Battle of San Jacinto where Sam Houston's men captured Santa Anna. Pleading for his life, the Mexican General agreed to send his troops back to San Antonio and that retreat meant a journey across Wharton County between the San Bernard and East Bernard rivers....in spring....April showers.
Friday, April 26, 2019 • 6:51 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: Save the Trees, Please!
Happy Arbor Day! A celebration of our trees. Today is one I remember well growing up in the 60s although Earth Day came along in 1970 and sort of pushed Arbor Day to the back. As long as we're saving the Earth, we're saving the trees, right? Don't go out on that limb so fast!
Monday, April 22, 2019 • 9:42 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: Earth Day and a Frankiversary!
First, let's just get this out of the way: Young adults come up to me all the time and say "I've watched you my whole life!" and if they are thirty or under, they just might have. I began my weather career in 1982 and first appeared on Houston TV April 22, 1989. I've been weathercasting for the good folks of southeast Texas now for an even 30 years!
Friday, April 12, 2019 • 6:38 PM
Frank's Weather or Not: A Hole Lot of Nothing?
The first photographed Black Hole! Don't be fooled by the idea of a nothing hole -- it's just a place where there is so much packed into such a small space that the gravitational pull is so strong not even light can escape it!