Happy Friday, everyone! We've made it through another work week, and we hope you have some rest and relaxation ahead of you:
Here's some of what we are working on for you in the newsroom today:
Five days after an engine fire turned their vacations into a nightmare, the passengers aboard the Carnival Triumph are back on dry land. Our Taylor Hemness and photographer Phillip Stauts are in Galveston today, talking with passengers about the experience. He'll join us this afternoon with their stories.
Also at 4, a real love story: A soldier stationed in Kuwait proved yesterday in a very special way that love knows no bounds. Though he's thousands of miles from his girlfriend who's in S.C., he came up with a way to pop the question. And you've got to see her response!
At 5, an East Texas boy is painting his town with history. 17-year-old Robert Morrison has put the final touches on his mural. Our Maegan Prejean tells you more about the artwork that was painted in time for Black History Month.
And at 6, we'll tell you the incredible story of a helicopter pilot staying with a small plane pilot in the air when the plane's landing gear wouldn't work. The helicopter flew around the plane, coaching and trying to help the helicopter pilot get safely on the ground. We spoke with both pilots today, and we'll share the emotional interviews with you this evening.
What should you expect for weekend weather? Rain? Sleet? Sun? Texas weather changes so rapidly; it's a good thing Chief Meteorologist Mark Scirto is here to fill you in on the forecast. Don't miss it!
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We'll see you soon!