26: Once you are committed, you are dogged, determined and persevering. Personally, you are warm and affectionate to others. People often turn to you for advice because you are practical as well as caring. You also might have shared your knowledge with others. Next year expect promotions, awards, kudos and recognition.washingtonpost.com
It’s Elton John’s birthday and he’s got rare music for fans
Elton John performs at Mt Smart Stadium on February 16, 2020 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Dave Simpson/WireImage)NEW YORK – Elton John is celebrating his 74th birthday on Thursday — and he’s sending fans a very rare present. The other songs are: “Holiday Inn,” “Keep It a Mystery,” “Smokestack Children,” “Two of a Kind” and “Conquer the Sun.”“Scarecrow” marks the first time Elton put his music to Taupin’s lyrics. “‘Scarecrow’ will always have a very special place in my heart, and I know that Bernie feels the same way too. The six songs will be added to the digital version of the collection “Elton: Jewel Box,” which was first released in November and contains more than 100 rare songs spanning 1965 to 2019.
Texas zoo pays tribute to Betty White on her 99th birthday
FILE - Actress Betty White poses for a portrait in Los Angeles on June 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)SAN ANTONIO – The original “Golden Girl” Betty White is honored with a special tribute at a Texas zoo on her 99th birthdayThe San Antonio Zoo took to social media to pay tribute to White, thanking her for being “a friend to animals and zoos”, with a photo of three elephants, also called their “Golden Girls,” KSAT reported. “From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!! From our Golden Girls and all of us at San Antonio Zoo to the OG Golden Girl Betty White, HAPPY 99th BIRTHDAY!!! One more thing Betty White: whenever it’s safe to travel, you always have an open invitation to pay our ducks a visit!
Vanessa Guillen remembered on what would have been her 21st birthday
HOUSTON – Many remembered Vanessa Guillen on the day of what would’ve been her 21st birthday. Houston ISD declared Wednesday “Vanessa Guillen Day.”The district released a video when her loved ones returned to Chavez High School, where she graduated. They were able to give her a special day just for her on her birthday,” said Yovanna. She was young and I’m just finding out today it was her 21st birthday. She also celebrated her 21st birthday this month.
One Good Thing: Harris County Pct. 4 deputies celebrate boy’s 8th birthday during parade
HOUSTON – Take a look at how Precinct 4 constable deputies made one Houston boy’s birthday a memorable one. Precinct 4 deputies Derousse and Marroquin attended a very special parade for Trace, who just celebrated his 8th birthday. the department shared videos wishing him a Happy Birthday. As you can see, Trace was all smiles. If you see good news happen in your neighborhood, please share it with KPRC 2.
Houston community invited to celebrate Korean War Veteran’s 89th birthday with parade
HOUSTON – A Houston veteran is celebrating a special milestone on Saturday and the community is invited. is turning 89 years old on Aug. 8 and everyone is on the invitation list for his socially distanced birthday parade. The 88-year-old served in the U.S. Army for 22 years, is Purple Heart recipient and Korean War veteran. When he was released 33 months later, Houston welcomed him home with a parade on August 10, 1953, two days after his birthday. So it’s fitting Houstonians will parade down the streets for him once more on his 89th birthday on August 8.
5 fun and creative ways to celebrate a birthday without leaving the house
HOUSTON – You guys know what a GOLDEN BIRTHDAY is, right? It’s when the age you’re turning lands on the same number as your birth date. For instance, if you’re birthday is March 4th, your golden birthday would be when you turned 4 on the 4th. Today is Lauren Kelly’s boyfriend Gabriel’s golden birthday! Make a homemade birthday card.
One Good Thing: Michigan man pranked for 2nd year in a row on his birthday
Muskegon, MI (WNEM) – A guy in Michigan celebrated his birthday over the weekend with texts and phone calls from hundreds of people. Greg Johnson, Pranked on Birthday: "I knew something was coming, 100%, but I was not expecting this cause he got me a couple days earlier," said birthday boy Greg Johnson. Greg, the owner of a fairly new car, was surprised to get a call from his dealership last week. When Greg picked up his car, the hood, the rear window, and both sides were covered in pictures. Happy 33rd birthday, Greg.
Honoring the late-musician Israel Kamakawiwoʻole on his birthday
Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole died in 1997, but not before giving the world an amazing gift. His unique medley of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” is as iconic as it is beautiful. While it’s just one song from his 20+ year music career, it’s the one that’s most-recognizable. IZ enjoyed some mainstream success late in his career, but it was after his death that “Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World” skyrocketed in popularity. Google did a “doodle” in his honor of what would have been his 61st birthday.
Morning Motivation: Birthday parade for 93-year-old veteran, online shopping to support local shops and FREE Starbucks
Celebrating with the whole neighborhoodErica Walsh told KPRC 2 her Houston neighborhood held a parade for Dick Chaltry on Tuesday. Walsh wrote, “We wanted to help celebrate him in a very special way. Supporting local business after Spring Nutcracker Market canceledThough the Houston Ballet’s Spring Spectacular was canceled for this year, there’s plenty of local Texas vendors you can support online – without battling crowds. VOTE VOTE!!! What quarantine silver linings are you finding?
100-year-old Houston veteran has 1 wish for his birthday
He said he would like to receive 100 birthday cards. He said he is a proud Army veteran and served in World War II. He turns 100 years old on Jan. 19. According to Broussard’s daughter, the birthday wish has been fulfilled. Send birthday cards to:Joseph BroussardRichard A. Anderson Texas State Veterans Home14041 Cottingham StreetHouston, TX 77048