The Wright Response - April 17, 2014

Near the end of March County Commissioners voted to discontinue to practice of using chemical mowing. Residents complained, many contacted News 3 to air their story. Sometimes when we go, we just don’t pay good attention. Such was the case with a report we aired.

B-B wrote in:

“The 20-some residents who participated in the filming/documentation
of chemical mowing on Barnwood Dr. are less than pleased with the
final report. The written article spelled the name of the street
correctly, but not the video. It was a real hack job and almost had
no resemblance of the information provided to your reporter. I don't know who gets into the process of editing, time limitations, etc., but we will think twice about having KBTX cover a neighborhood issue again.
Attention to detail is sometimes an issue. This situation was addressed, the story re-edited with the right information, and we indeed did a follow-up which WAS right on point. Our thanks for sending us a note like this.

There are times when our on-air reporters and weather people get hung up using a certain phrase. Heck – we likely all do that in life, but this constructive comment came in:

“Good morning, my husband and I have been married for 29 years and we have been kbtx supporters for a long time. Having said that, please stop one of your meteorologists from using "downright" to describe every weather situation. This is so annoying and with all of the adjectives available to describe our wonderful Texas weather, you should be able to find a better choice of words to use each segment. I miss the professionalism from previous meteorologists.”

I do thank “L-T” for the comments, and we will share this. Funny to me, in my files, I still have complaints about some previous meteorologists including – Roger Barry now with Texas Cable News in Dallas, Rodney Harris with CBS Atlanta, Travis Herzog with KTRK Houston – and the list goes on. Fortunately, we have a staff of meteorologists, the next generation of talent in much larger markets –if they choose to pursue that. The meteorologist you refer to will be pleased to hear the feedback.

Anytime there is a change in personnel, it’s like losing a member of the family. So it is with this note:

“I watch KBTX every morning and have not seen Barbara (at first I thought she might be on vacation) but I look at your website and noticed she was not listed. Can you tell me where she went? I always just loved her personality and wit. She was my favorite. Thank you for the information.”

Barbara left to spend more time with her boys who are growing up too fast, as all our kids are or did. We support her decision, and you will continue to see her fill in on newscasts from time to time. She was hear a very long time, and remains part of the KBTX family.

Be in touch anytime – your opinion always counts, and you have a voice – with KBTX News 3.

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