This week I made the Houston Chronicle twice as part of my day job.
City official says goal is to open Kendall Library in fall of 2009
$9.1 million set aside in District G CIP budget to help fund project
— December 6, 2007
“We are very enthusiastic about the possibilities for the additional space,” said Sandra Fernandez, the Houston Public Library’s public relations manager.
“We are looking forward to providing more materials, programs and better service to our customers.”
Fernandez said the new library will be about three times the size of the existing 9,600-square-foot facility.
I should clarify that this isn’t 100% accurate. I told the journalist that the new library would be “considerably larger” than the current one, which is 9,600 square feet. She inferred the rest from info she got from another source. This is inaccurate because I don’t have confirmation on the size of the new building. Based on what she reported from her other interview, the info seems correct.
So she wrote what she thought was correct info, but attributed it to me… sort of.
Copper thieves shelve library activities for day
Wiring repairs complete, building to reopen today
— December 3, 2007
“Well, without any light, we cannot operate,” said Houston Public Library spokeswoman Sandra Fernandez.
The copper theft made news far and wide. All in all, it was a busy week.