November 10, 2006

Channel 11 Spirit of Texas Toy Drive Set to Begin

HOUSTON -- KHOU-TV Channel 11 and the Salvation Army are teaming-up for The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive. The month-long effort begins November 20th and runs through December 20th.

The annual drive will help make the holidays brighter for needy children throughout the area. New, unwrapped toys will be accepted at Randalls, Casa Ol Restaurants, Keller Williams Realty locations and Channel 11 at 1945 Allen Parkway.

The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive is Houston's largest toy drive which began in 2001. Last year, the drive generated more than 21,000 gifts for area families. Those needing assistance may apply through the Salvation Army by calling (713) 752-0677 or logging on to

For more information about The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive and a list of suggested gifts go to The Spirit of Texas Toy Drive sponsors include Casa Ol Restaurants, Keller Williams Realty, Randalls and Channel 11 Caring for our Community in the Spirit of Texas.

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 7,400 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 and the fast-growing Hispanic market, including Quick and Al Dia in Dallas/Fort Worth, and 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.