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And who can forget Kitirik?  When KTRK-TV channel 13 was just starting out in Houston, Texas, and needing a mascot, they came up with a black cat since they were the unlucky 13. Bunny Orsak answered an ad for the fledgling station in 1954.  A contest won by a viewer gave her the name by putting  "i's" between the station's call letters, KTRK.


Kitirick Channel 13 Houston TX 1960. I went on her show told her I wanted to be a cowgirl when I grow up.


A two-mile section of the Houston Ship Channel was closed in mid December after a fire erupted from a liquid fuel tanker. Houston’s KTRK ABC 13 …

from Houston Chronicle

5 facts on how Texas began

March 2 - Texas Independence Day :: The San Jacinto Monument on the Houston Ship Channel marks where Sam Houston defeated Mexico in 1836.


'Urban Cowboy: The Rise and Fall of Gilley's' premieres June 13 at 9/8c pm on the CMT channel. It's the story of the boom and bust of Gilley's -, a nightclub located just outside Houston in the oilfields of Pasadena, Texas.