A staple at the parade isn't going to let a recent heart attack get in the way of attending. Richard Reyes, also known as Pancho Claus, just got out of the hospital.
He is a regular at the downtown parade, and some people worried his health problems might mean he wouldn't make it this year. But he says he's ready for the holiday season.
"I'm feeling just great," said Reyes. "I got out yesterday and I had a lot of supporters and well-wishers and just happy to be out of the hospital and feeling good and ready to celebrate Christmas."
His hospital stay decreased fundraising, so Taxi Fiesta has offered to pick up toys for his charity anywhere in Houston for free.