Happy Holidays from Houston MediaSource
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Happy Holidays from Houston MediaSource

This holiday season we are grateful for all of the citizen producers and community partners who have become a part of the HMS family. As the new year draws closer, we reflect on the highlights from 2014 and give you a sneak peak at the new programs coming up during the winter season. For starters, you can watch HMS-TV this Saturday, November 15 at 11:15 a.m. for LIVE coverage of Around! a Parade on Wheels. The parade is presented by the Houston Arts Alliance as part of its Transported + Renewed festivities. We're excited to welcome back Joey Guerra as the host of our second live parade broadcast this year. Joey is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle, and he hosted our live broadcast of the Houston Pride Parade this Summer. Click the picture below for more information about the parade this Saturday.

A Look Back at 2014

2014 has been a year of many "firsts" for Houston MediaSource. Thanks to the addition of new mobile broadcast equipment, we have brought you some of Houston's most celebrated events LIVE straight to you via television, Live Stream, mobile devices. A highlight was the 2014 LGBT Houston Pride Parade. We thank Houston Pride and About Magazine for making this historical broadcast possible, and we give major props to the entire HMS staff for their hard work on this project.

Some of the most compelling content  came straight from our studio. The live series Conversations with the Candidates hosted by the League of Women Voters - Houston welcomed many candidates from the federal, state, and local elections. Houstonians were able to connect with their representatives and focus on the issues affecting their communities.

Staff Producer Mark Pirtle provided viewers with "front-row" access to various informational events held throughout the city in the program Today in Houston. Topics include a presentation by Harris County Judge Ed Emmett on the future of the Astrodome and a variety of discussions hosted by the Houston Property Rights Association.

The programs Community Focus and Public Affairs Public Access highlighted a variety of community issues ranging from public health to the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance or HERO act. Some of the non-profit and civic organizations featured on the shows include:

The Office of Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector Mike Sullivan

Salvation Army of Greater Houston

Consul General of Israel to the Southwest Embassy, Meir Shlomo

League of Women Voters - Houston

Literacy Advance of Houston

Catholic Charities 

East End Street Festival

Houston Arts Alliance

Check out the exciting program lineup on HMS Net Radio, available 24/7 on your mobile device, tablet, and desktop. Listen now

Attention Producers: We will have limited hours Sat. Nov. 15

Due to street closures near our building, HMS will open at 4 p.m. on Saturday, November 15th. We apologize for any inconvenience and advise that you adjust your facility and gear reservations accordingly.
The Winter Series Season offers a variety of exciting new programs and returning favorites. Here are some to look out for:
Latino Talk TV: Profiles leaders and trendsetters in the Latino community.

Space City Chronicles: Comedy skits and music performances are highlights in this off kilter live series.

Greenwatch: Covers a variety of political and social issues, and is one of our long-running live series programs.

A Walk To Remember: Showcases the history and future of the Black Heritage Society of Houston.

Reasonable Doubt: Houston attorneys discuss the latest news and issues in Houston’s criminal justice system.

The Rapp Show: Merges the worlds of professional sports and music, into a hip, live, hour-long package. 
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About Houston MediaSource

Established in 1987, Houston MediaSource is home to Houston’s public access television and radio, HMS-TV and HMS Net Radio. Houston MediaSource provides community members with the education and equipment they need to produce their own programs.  More information about becoming a community producer is available during a free orientation class held every Monday at 6 p.m. Additional information is available online at or by calling 713.524.7700 x112.