Here's what's on tap.
Vanessa Guillen: Remember Her Name
April 22 marked one year since Houston native and Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen disappeared from Fort Hood. Her remains would be found 69 days later dismembered and burned.
Guillen, 20, was bludgeoned to death by Spc. Aaron Robinson, who killed himself on July 1 as police were trying to take him into custody.
Since her death, her story has inspired movements for change in the military and protections for service members from sexual assault and harassment.
As her family faced that heartbreaking anniversary this year, they opened up to ABC13's Steve Campion about her life.
Their interview is shared in the ABC13 Original "Vanessa Guillen: Remember Her Name." In the piece, which is just over an hour long, Steve also spoke to the leaders and search crews, who worked with her family to find Guillen, and later, to keep her memory live.
"Vanessa Guillen: Remember Her Name" is streaming now in the Binge This! collection.
ABC13's virtual job fair celebrates 1 year of getting Houstonians hired
With the COVID-19 pandemic creating a devastating effect on the economy and job market, ABC13 is dedicated to helping people who need to find gainful employment. Every Thursday at 11:30 a.m., reporter Nick Natario hosts a live virtual job fair in partnership with Workforce Solutions.
On April 22, the job fair hit its one year milestone. This past week, jobs featured ranged in pay from $10 an hour to $100,000 a year.
During the weekly live event, Workforce Solutions is on hand to give you resume help, to answer questions through our viewer hotline and to help you apply for jobs.
Often, the positions featured need to be filled immediately.
Set a reminder to tune in each week, and if you're looking for something to stream, check out Nick's Reporter Notebook and what jobs are recently available by going to our Job Fairs collection.
LEARNING NEW SKILLS: As we celebrate our one-year Who's Hiring virtual job fairs with @GulfCoastWFS, it's not only about jobs. We've featured programs. It sent several people to a pre-apprenticeship school. @abc13houston at 6pm, the success story and how they earn as they learn. pic.twitter.com/WgHrCeeqE9— Nick Natario (@NickABC13) April 23, 2021
And the award goes to....
It's Oscars weekend, so pull out your gown or tux and get ready for a good time!
The ceremony airs Sunday at 7 p.m. on ABC13, and while other shows have allowed winners to accept their awards over Zoom, this year, winners must accept in-person or via satellite.
That probably means fewer opportunities for pajamas, but you can dress up right along with the stars from home.
To get you ready for the show, we've curated a star-studded On the Red Carpet collection.
Take a spin through these titles, some of which are all about films nominated for an Academy Award.
- Houston's Shaftel Diamonds spills Oscar-worthy stories
- This Houston family are jewelers to the stars!
- 2021 Oscar nominations: Nominees in key categories
- The inside story of Hulu's new Billie Holiday movie
- 'You will die at 20' in the Oscars race
And feel free to practice your 'Thank you' speech. Don't worry, we won't pipe in any music to cut you off!
READ: An Oscars like no other: How this year's show will be different
Too soon to prepare for extreme weather? Not if you live on the Gulf Coast
Many in southeast Texas have experienced hurricanes, flooding, and now, a once-in-a-lifetime winter storm.
But that doesn't mean you should get comfortable because of the familiarity with certain extreme events.
In a town hall that streamed live on ABC13, ABC13's Travis Herzog and David Tillman invited three experts to explore the impacts of extreme weather on the Texas Gulf Coast.
The conversation couldn't happen a moment too soon because the time to prepare for extreme weather is right now, said NWS Houston warning coordination meteorologist Dan Reilly.
And with a prediction for yet another above average hurricane season, their advice couldn't be more relevant.
Swing through our Action 13 Town Halls collection to watch the conversation for advice and perspective on the unpredictable weather from voices you can trust.
Join @TravisABC13 and @TillmanWeather Thursday for our town hall Action 13: Extreme Weather.— Houston Weather (@abc13weather) April 20, 2021
Our panel includes: @DReillyWx of @NWSHouston, @TAMU's Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon and @RiceKinderInst's @SteveKlineberg
Submit your questions here: https://t.co/GnJlmt0F6B pic.twitter.com/xH1Huvx5kX
You think you know, but you have no idea
You see them every day and welcome them into your home, but do you really know the anchors and reporters at ABC13?
If you're a fan of trivia and fast facts, you'll want to spend some time in the Get to Know Us section.
Here, you'll find out why Mayra Moreno has a personal connection to The Terminator Arnold Schwarzenegger, Erik Barajas' bromance, Melanie Lawson's hidden talent that will make you LOL, and why Elita Loresca was the first person we had to bleep! Don't worry though. Unlike "A Christmas Story" character Ralphie, who had to wash his mouth out with soap for dropping quite the bomb, Elita did not have to get friendly with Dial soap for this segment.
Topping the collection is a Q & A with ABC13's new Race and Culture reporter Cory McGinnis. It's all streaming now.
More local news when you need it
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many people's schedules, meaning they are working from home or waking up later.
If you're one of those people who've had to shift a bit, we're still here for you.
We're still on the air at 4:30 a.m. for the early birds, but for those still thinking about changing out of their pajamas (or maybe getting settled into them because no one can see your whole outfit on a Zoom call!), we now have an extra hour of news starting at 7 a.m.
So grab your cup of coffee for conversation about what you need to know for your day and what you missed while you were sleeping.
Then in primetime, including on the weekends, check out another hour of updates and weather when Eyewitness News streams at 9 p.m.
You can also stream our newscasts on weekend mornings.
- The Top 10: These are the most-watched stories and videos from the week, in case you missed anything. Look for these after 5 p.m. on Friday.
- Top News: This is where you'll find the most current stories of the day, especially about the latest on COVID-19 and crime trends, particularly when it comes to keeping you and your family safe. Scroll through here multiple times each day.
- We know many sports fans in Texas love their "Friday Night Lights" and high school football, but we've got a way for you to see even more high school sports than what's on the gridiron. ABC13 has teamed up with Texan Live for games of the week. When we have a game coming up, we'll update the date, time, schools and opponents in this story, so you'll want to bookmark that. Then head over to the streaming apps to watch the game free!
- Stream 'No Layups' live on Thursdays and Sundays at 1 p.m. The podcast with ABC13's David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali goes there on a range of topics from sports to entertainment and pop culture. Guests change each week and have included big names like UFC fighter Michael Chandler, Astros star Lance McCullers Jr. and Reggaeton superstar Nicky Jam. Re-watch past episodes by going to ABC13 Originals and select the 'No Layups with David and Raheel' show.
Ok, I'm ready. How do I watch?
This is the easy part! We have a step-by-step guide to show you how to download the free ABC13 Houston apps for your Roku, Fire TV, Google TV or Apple TV. Follow this link to get started and get access to 24/7 live events, breaking news, weather and original programming, all free - no subscription or access codes needed.