HOUSTON – A local artist created a beautiful painting of our beloved Radar the weather dog that will be displayed at the KPRC2 studios, and you'll have a chance to purchase a print version to help benefit the Houston Humane Society.
April Murphy is making sure the memory of Radar lives on through art.
When KPRC adopted a dog from the Houston Humane Society 12 years ago, the fluffy four-month-old wheaten terrier mix immediately developed a bond with many in our newsroom. It wasn't long before the pup dubbed Radar by our viewers quickly grew in popularity across the city.
He helped KPRC Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley do the weather and appeared at numerous public events over the years before going to live full-time with one of KPRC's senior news managers.
Sadly, Radar passed away in September.
The key purpose of KPRC's adoption of Radar was to encourage pet ownership and to help more shelter animals find forever homes.
Murphy was commissioned by KPRC to create a painting of Radar for our new building.
Murphy is also selling prints of her Radar painting and 25 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Houston Humane Society.
Click over to her website, aprilmurphy.com, to buy prints.