Bill Russell dies at 88. The 5-time MVP led the Boston Celtics to 11 NBA titles in 13 seasons.
Bill Russell, the NBA great who anchored the Boston Celtics dynasty, became the first Black head coach in any major U.S. sport and marched for civil rights with Martin Luther King Jr., died Sunday. He was 88.chicagotribune.com
When Can a Marriage Be Saved?
Knowing when to end a long-term relationship starts with knowing why things aren’t working. In many marriages, validating your partner’s preferences and needs—as inconsequential as they may be to you—may indicate whether a relationship is capable of change.theatlantic.com
KPRC 2 Investigates: Woman hit with toll road fines for vehicle sold years ago
The only thing more annoying than getting bills in the mail is getting a bill that you don’t owe. A Texas City woman contacted KPRC 2 Investigates team after she received toll road fines for a vehicle she doesn’t even own.
Bill & Giuliana Rancic’s big announcement
Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on Houston Life, we check in with celebrity couple Bill and Giuliana Rancic. They’ve been married for nearly 15 years. The couple’s life has been chronicled on television ranging from winning the first season of The Apprentice and a daytime Emmy Award. But we’ve also had a front row seat to their struggles like Giuliana fighting breast cancer and their struggles starting a family. What’s next for the duo? They have a big announcement. We’ll hear it, Thursday at 3:00 p.m. on KPRC 2.
“I Write for Katie”: How Katie Ives Climbs Mountains at ‘Alpinist’
A revered figure in modern climbing literature, Ives is known for her intense work ethic and for encouraging writers who weren’t always invited to the club. In her first book, she explores how the physical and fantastical aspects of big peaks have, for centuries, inspired human dreams.outsideonline.com
Here are 3 ways to save in the Summer Sale Wars
The popular Amazon Prime day has led to stores like Target and Walmart creating their own days of deals and specials, leading to an all-out sales war. There are a few things to know before the sales kick off later this week. We are going to help you prepare so you can save the most money and how to earn an extra $10 Amazon Prime credit.
How a faulty smart thermostat caused huge electric bills for one customer
HOUSTON – Smart appliances and thermostats are supposed to help users save money because you can adjust and control devices even when you’re not at home. But one Houston woman says her smart thermostat cost her thousands of dollars in sky-high electric bills. What happened“I would never have dreamed that it was my thermostat,” Nichole Medrano told consumer expert Amy Davis. When Medrano moved into her apartment 3 years ago, she hired Vivint Security to install cameras, a smart doorbell and a smart thermostat. A Reliant representative told us the thermostat was communicating with the furnace and turning it on every 15 minutes.
Clashes in English city of Bristol leave 20 police injured
A vandalised police van on fire outside Bridewell Police Station, in Bristol, England, Sunday March 21, 2021, as people took part in a protest demonstrating against the Police and Crime Bill. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)LONDON – A protest in the English city of Bristol against new policing legislation turned into violent clashes that left at least 20 officers injured — two of them seriously — widespread damage to a police station and police vehicles torched, police said Monday. Seven people were arrested during the protest, which started Sunday afternoon and ran through to the early hours of Monday morning. The violence, which also saw several police vehicles damaged, was branded as “unacceptable” by Britain's interior minister, Priti Patel. Under the terms of the legislation, which covers England and Wales, police will be handed new powers to tackle demonstrations.
What you should do if you get a big water bill as a result of the freeze
HOUSTON – Water leaks from broken pipes during the state’s big freeze caused big bills for thousands of City of Houston customers. If you have already received a big bill for water usage during the time of the freeze, Houston Public Works Department says you should pay on the due date, but don’t pay the abnormally high amount. You should pay the amount on your previous water bill that was more in line with your normal usage. When you receive your April bill, Houston Public Works says you will notice an adjustment. Public Works says its software will flag accounts with abnormally high usage over the week of the big freeze.
Effort to put Tubman on $20 bill restarted under Biden
With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nations seventh president, on the $20 bill. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)WASHINGTON – With a change of administrations, it looks like Harriet Tubman is once again headed to the front of the $20 bill. Obama administration Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had selected Tubman to replace Andrew Jackson, the nation's seventh president, on the $20 bill. Under the schedule Mnuchin announced in May 2019, the redesigned $20 bill would not have come out until 2028 with final designs for the bill not announced until 2026.
President Trump says Attorney General William Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas
WASHINGTON – Attorney General William Barr, one of President Donald Trump’s staunchest allies, is resigning amid lingering tension with the president over the president’s baseless claims of election fraud and the investigation into President-elect Joe Biden’s son. Barr went Monday to the White House, where Trump said the attorney general submitted his letter of resignation. Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, whom he labeled “an outstanding person,” will become Acting Attorney General. Barr, who was serving in his second stint as attorney general, sought to paint himself as an independent leader who would not bow to political pressure. But Democrats have repeatedly accused Barr of acting more like the president’s personal attorney than the attorney general, and Barr had proved to be a largely reliable Trump ally and defender of presidential power.
Trump says Barr resigning, will leave before Christmas
FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2020, file photo, Attorney General William Barr speaks during a roundtable discussion on Operation Legend in St. Louis. Barr went Monday to the White House, where Trump said the attorney general submitted his letter of resignation. Trump said Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen, whom he labeled “an outstanding person,” will become acting attorney general. But Democrats have repeatedly accused Barr of acting more like the president’s personal attorney than the attorney general, and Barr had proved to be a largely reliable Trump ally and defender of presidential power. Trump was also said to blame Barr for comments from FBI Director Chris Wray on election fraud and mail-in voting that didn’t jibe with the president’s alarmist rhetoric.
Texans’ head coach, GM Bill O’Brien fired
Houston Texans' head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien has been fired. Team owner Cal McNair announced the decision Monday and thanked O’Brien for his work with the team. O’Brien speaks after firing:WATCH LIVE: Bill O'Brien speaks after firing from Texans Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Monday, October 5, 2020SOME TOP QUOTES FROM HIS EXIT PRESSER:On being fired:“I respected the decision. Romeo Crennel will serve as our interim head coach for the remainder of the 2020 season. pic.twitter.com/5JbZylPTbp — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) October 5, 2020This is a developing story.
#IamVanessaGuillen Act to be introduced Wednesday in Washington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The family of Vanessa Guillén is still working to keep her name alive in an effort to seek justice for her death and claims of sexual harassment while serving in the U.S. Army. The official introduction of the #IamVanessaGuillen bill will take place Wednesday at noon with the Guillén family and Attorney Khawam on The House Triangle, U.S. Capitol in D.C. The family hopes Congress, the Senate, and President Trump show support for the bill, which aims to protect those who are suffering sexual harassment happening in the armed forces and while holding the aggressors accountable for their actions. “The bill responds to resounding calls for change by revolutionizing the military’s response to missing service members and reports of sexual harassment-assault by making sexual harassment a crime within the Uniform Code of Military Justice and moving prosecution decisions of sexual assault and sexual harassment cases out of the chain of command,” a caption for the official Find Vanessa Guillen Instagram page said. “We have to protect our protectors, those soldiers are giving their life to serve the nation and to protect us.”
Party on, dudes!: This is where to watch Bill & Ted: Face the Music in Houston
The long-awaited third installment to the Bill & Ted franchise is finally here. Since their last adventure, Bill & Teds Bogus Journey, the two best friends Bill (played by Alex Winter) and Ted (played by Keanu Reeves) are now middle-aged men raising daughters, realizing that they have yet to fulfill their rock n roll destiny. But, according to a visitor from the future, they need to come up with one to save life on Earth, according to IMDb. Check the list below to see where in Houston you can watch Bill & Ted: Face the Music whether in theaters or via streaming at home. Movie theatersStreaming servicesMany streaming services have made the movie available, including packages where you can relive the first two movies, Bill & Teds Excellent Adventure and Bill & Teds Bogus Journey before jumping into Face the Music.
Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter Are Back in First 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' Trailer
The excellent adventure continues as Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves return for Bill & Ted Face the Music -- and the stakes have never been higher. As revealed in the first teaser trailer, Bill (Winter) and Ted (Reeves) are still best friends all these years later and still set on uniting mankind. "Bill, we've spent our whole life trying to write the song that will unite the world," Reeves' Ted says in the preview. Bill & Ted Face the Music is in theaters Aug. 21. Orion PicturesRELATED CONTENT:Watch Keanu Reeves & Alex Winter's Message to Grads at 'Bill & Ted' HSKeanu Reeves Makes an Epic Cameo in New 'SpongeBob' Movie TrailerKeanu Reeves' 'Matrix 4' and 'John Wick 4' Are Scheduled to Release on the Same Day
Share your fondest memories of Bill Balleza
HOUSTON – Following an esteemed 49-year career, KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza has announced that he will retire from the station in January 2020. In honor of Balleza’s retirement, we are sharing your favorite memories of longtime KPRC 2 anchor Bill Balleza. Share your photos hereHave you taken a photo of Bill or with him at a community event in Houston? You can upload it right here. Share your memories herePost a sentence or two explaining how you will remember Bill’s legacy or share a goodbye message to him.