Pat Hernandez is a general assignments reporter who joined the KUHF news staff in February of 2008. A native Texan, Pat was born in San Antonio and has called the Houston-area home for over three decades. A licensed broadcaster for over 30 years, Pat has seen and done it all, from disc jockey and technician, to mentor, breaking news reporter and talk show host. Pat's career has spanned six presidential administrations, over five different Houston mayors, and stories that ranged from shocking to heartwarming.
Pat is the proud father of Seth, who joined the Army two weeks after 9/11. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including The Army Achievement Medal and Army Commendation Medal. Seth is the father of Pat's beautiful granddaughter.
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December 5, 2013 6:47 pm
How To Keep Safe During The Holidays
‘Tis the season to be careful with holiday decorations. The Houston Fire Department is out with its annual reminder about the potential dangers with Christmas trees, electricity, candles and any emergency that might keep us out the holiday spirit.
December 4, 2013 4:25 pm
Attorney Says Sharpstown High School Principal Will Be Vindicated
The Sharpstown High School principal, who was arrested last month and charged with failure to report sex abuse in his school, appeared in court. His attorney says the administrator will be vindicated.
December 3, 2013 4:47 pm
New Astrodome Proposal Claims To Have Financial Support
Voters may have rejected a plan to refurbish the Astrodome last month, but that hasn't stopped interest in saving the iconic structure. The latest proposal, the presenter claims to have financial backing.
December 2, 2013 4:54 pm
HPD's Annual Comida Food Drive Kicks Off This Holiday Season
Houston's largest effort to collect food for the needy this holiday season will be held this week. The Houston Police Department's annual Comida Food Drive runs from Thursday through Sunday at Fiesta food marts all over Houston.
November 28, 2013 4:00 pm
With The Rise In Armored Car Hold-Ups, Companies Take Pro-Active Stance
The FBI says there has been an increase in armored truck hold-ups in the Houston area this year. Some have even resulted in shots being fired. One armored car company is fighting back.
November 27, 2013 5:55 pm
Volunteers Prepare For Houston's Annual Thanksgiving Feast Estimated To Feed 20,000
Volunteers spent all day Wednesday, preparing for the annual Thanksgiving Day Big Super Feast in downtown Houston. The event will offer more than a traditional turkey dinner.
November 26, 2013 4:29 pm
Paul Bettencourt Makes It Official, Announces Run For Senate District 7
Former Harris County tax assessor-collector Paul Bettencourt says he wants to be the next state senator from District 7. That's the seat now held by state Sen. Dan Patrick, who is in the crowded field challenging Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.
November 25, 2013 4:42 pm
$30 Million Dollar Project Aims To Improve Pedestrian Mobility Throughout Houston
There's progress today in an effort to improve bicycle and pedestrian paths in key parts of Houston. Six new projects will close significant gaps in two major paths inside the 610 Loop. The projects are being completed with both government grants and local dollars.
November 21, 2013 5:34 pm
How The Houston Ship Channel Security District Keeps Port Free From Economic Threats
It's about protecting the Houston Ship Channel from any threat. Infrastructure and equipment funded by the Houston Ship Channel Security District were on display at the annual meeting of stakeholders at the Houston Marriott South. The district funds layers of security protection to support law enforcement along the ship channel.
November 20, 2013 5:32 pm
Kennedy Acknowledged Latinos as an Important Voting Bloc
As the nation commemorates the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, his visit to Houston the day before the tragic event marked a milestone for hispanics. At a symposium hosted by the UH Center for Mexican American Studies, scholars say it was the beginning of latino politics.
November 18, 2013 4:38 pm
Former Prosecutor Makes District Attorney Candidacy Official
Kim Ogg, a former prosecutor, anti-gang investigator and crime prevention leader, made it official and announced she will run for Harris County District Attorney as a Democrat. One Houston political analyst says Ogg will face a formidable challenge in Republican Devon Anderson, who was named to fill the term of her late husband, Mike Anderson.
November 15, 2013 5:02 pm
Terry Garrison Reflects On His Time As Houston Fire Chief
Houston Fire Chief Terry Garrison calls Houston a great city with a great fire department and Mayor Annise Parker, one of the best bosses he ever had. But he says family comes first, and is stepping down to help care for his ailing grandson in Arizona.
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