Feeding hungry Houstonians for Juneteenth

The Emancipation Park Conservancy teamed up with Lucille's 1913' to help feed Houstonians in traditional Juneteenth fashion. FOX 26's Denise Middleton gives us a look at the celebrations.

Saturday morning weather forecast

Saturday looks hot and humid, but there's only a 20% for any rain since the tropical low is heading well to the east of SE Texas. Sunday will bring a few showers as more humidity moves onshore and early into next week. Monday and Tuesday have the best chance for scattered showers, while the rest of the week will be hot and muggy.

Juneteenth is now a national holiday, but some say it isn’t enough

President Joe Biden signed legislation today that made Juneteenth a national holiday. The holiday marks the day the last American slaves, in Galveston, learned they were emancipated. But many in the Black community say a paid day off at work isn’t the meaningful change they want. Our panelists join The Factor to debate the backlash.

Galveston, birthplace of Juneteenth

It was on Galveston Island 155 years ago that General Order #3 enforcing the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud, letting the slaves of Texas know that they were now free. The Civil War had ended in May, and it was time for slave holders to let go. Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires shares the island's significance on this day.

New film released "Miss Juneteenth"

Hollywood is celebrating Juneteenth with the film “Miss Juneteenth.” Set in Texas the film also stars two actors from the Lone Star state and Backstage OL.com's Dave Morales spoke with both of them only for FOX.

Ashton Villa celebrations different this Juneteenth under COVID-19 restrictions

Doug Matthews, chairman of the Texas Emancipation Juneteenth Cultural and Historial Commission outlines the plans for the 2020 Juneteenth celebration. While the annual Ashton Villa breakfast has been cancelled more than 1,000 meals will be distributed to seniors on the island and a special memorial for Al Edwards will be held.

The Freedom Tree in Missouri City

.It is told that it was at this live oak tree in Missouri City where slaves on the Palmer plantation period that their lives had changed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation. Melissa Wilson shares the story of the Freedom Tree throughout the years.

The Freedom Tree in Missouri City

.It is told that it was at this live oak tree in Missouri City where slaves on the Palmer plantation period that their lives had changed as a result of the Emancipation Proclamation. Melissa Wilson shares the story of the Freedom Tree throughout the years.

Juneteenth started on Galveston Island

It was on Galveston Island 155 years ago that the Emancipation Proclamation was read aloud. Photojournalist Darlene Janik Faires share the island's significance on this day.