Talking of cultural gaps (which I suppose we were), the Houston TV station in question has a marvellous tagline:
Houston…as it happens.
To a Texan this will, I can only hope, sound urgent, pacey, up to the minute.
I hear it in the British idiom, where “as it happens” is still used in the sense of “as it goes”, “perchance”. To me, “Houston…as it happens” sounds about as casual as is possible.
I like that very, very much.