About KHOU 11KGUL-TV was the first television station to broadcast in the Houston market, and it initially carried secondary affiliations with CBS and the DuMont Television Network. The station was founded by Paul Taft of the Taft Broadcasting Co., and it was licensed to Galveston. Some of the original investors in the station included actor James Stewart and a group of other investors from Galveston. The station's studios were located at 2002 45th Street in Galveston. In the early years of its operation, KGUL-TV aired a mix of local programming and network shows, with a focus on CBS programming. It quickly gained a strong following among viewers in the Houston area, and it became a primary CBS affiliate in the 1960s. Today, KGUL-TV remains a popular source of news and entertainment for viewers in the Houston market, and it continues to be affiliated with CBS.
Over the years, KGUL-TV has undergone several changes in ownership and management. In the 1980s, the station was purchased by Century Development Corporation, and in the 1990s it began airing a Spanish language newscast. Today, KGUL-TV is owned by Nexstar Media Group, and it continues to provide high-quality programming to viewers in the Houston area.