November 18, 2004

KHOU-TV prepares to launch The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive

Houston, TX -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 and the Salvation Army are teaming-up for The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive. The toy drive begins on November 25, Thanksgiving day, and runs through December 20.

The drive will help make the holidays brighter for needy children, teenagers and the elderly. New, unwrapped gifts will be accepted at Casa Ole Restaurants, select Keller Williams locations, Northwest and Almeda Malls and Channel 11 studios, at 1945 Allen Parkway.

Cash donations may be mailed to the Salvation Army at 1500 Austin, Houston TX 77002. For more information or a list of suggested gifts go to The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive sponsors include Casa Ole Restaurants, Keller Williams and Northwest and Almeda Malls.

KHOU-TV is part of Belo Corp., one of the nation's largest media companies with a diversified group of market-leading television, newspaper, cable and interactive media assets. A Fortune 1000 company with approximately 7,600 employees and $1.4 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates media franchises in some of America's most dynamic markets and regions, including Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations (six in the top 15 markets); owns or operates seven cable news channels; and manages one television station through a local marketing agreement. Belo's daily newspapers are The Dallas Morning News, The Providence Journal, The Press-Enterprise (Riverside, CA) and the Denton Record-Chronicle (Denton, TX). Belo operates more than 30 Web sites, several interactive alliances and a broad range of Internet-based products. Additional information, including earnings releases and corporate communications, is available online at For more information contact Wendy Burkeen, APR, 713-521-4312.