November 15, 2005

Spirit of Texas Toy Drive more important than ever this year

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 21 and runs through December 20.

The drive will help make the holidays brighter for needy children, teenagers and elderly, this year in particular, with additional applications for help expected from Hurricane Katrina and Rita victims. New unwrapped gifts will be accepted at Casa Ol Restaurants, Keller Williams Realty locations, Randalls' grocery stores and Channel 11 studios, at 1945 Allen Parkway.

New this year, cash donations will be accepted online, by going to For more information about The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive or for a list of suggested gifts, go to The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive sponsors include Casa Ol Restaurants, Keller Williams Realty and Randalls.

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 7,600 employees and $1.5 billion in annual revenues, Belo operates in some of America's most dynamic markets in Texas, the Northwest, the Southwest, Rhode Island, and the Mid-Atlantic. Belo owns 19 television stations, six of which are in the 15 largest U.S. broadcast markets. The Company also 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). The Company also publishes specialty publications targeting young adults, affluent populations and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and al dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and the d, El D and La Prensa in Riverside. Belo operates more than 30 Web sites associated with its operating companies. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carey Hendrickson, vice president/Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, at 214-977-6626.