Nov. 11: Homeless youth, election aftermath

By Khambrel Marshall - Meteorologist, 'Newsmakers' Host

HOUSTON - Executives to sleep outside overnight  to call attention to homeless youth! For the  first 17 years of his life, Greg Hernandez lived in eight foster or group homes. He had been a ward of the state and seemed destined for a dead end. Then in 1989 he found the Covenant House of Texas. Today he is a Senior Vice President at the Bank of Texas.

Greg Hernandez is just one of the success stories coming from the Covenant House of Texas and its mission of saving youth from Houston streets.  Hear more from Greg in this week's Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall and about the unique way the Covenant House is calling attention to the plight of homeless youth by asking executives to sleep outside one night. 

Covenant House Texas

Candlelight Vigil and Rally

Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 at 7 p.m. 

1111 Lovett Blvd.

Houston, TX  77006

Also joining Khambrel is Ronda Robinson, the Executive Director and CEO and Davin, a 19-year-old currently staying at Coventry House of Texas who says God directed him to Covenant House in his darkest hour. It is must-see Sunday morning TV.

Also this week, Mitt Romney's critical mistake even before his nomination by the Republican party.  That analysis from our political science experts, Dr. Franklin Jones, Chair of the Texas Southern political science department and Dr. Jeremy Bailey, professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. They have a very unique perspective on how President Obama was able to win re-election with the unemployment rate at 7.9 percent and on the critical Romney miscue.

There's a new District Attorney in Harris County and Mike Anderson says he is ready to roll up his sleeves and put the DA's office back on solid ground. Anderson joins Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia as they bask in their recent election wins and no prepare to work together to make Harris County safer.

Tune in for a diverse and informative half hour of  Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall Sunday at 10 a.m., right after Meet the Press with David Gregory.

More Information: 

  • Ronda Robinson,Exec. Dir/CEO Covenant House , 713-523-2231,
  • Greg Hernandez, Sr. VP Bank of Texas/Covenant House Board Member, 713-523-2231     
  • Mike Anderson, Harris County District Attorney-Elect, 281-310-1201,
  • Adrian Garcia, Harris County Sheriff, 713-221-6000,
  • Jeremy Bailey, Ph.D. Political Science-University of Houston, 713-743-2255,
  • Franklin Jones, Ph.D., Chair, Texas Southern Political Science, 713-313-7011,

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