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Hop your way to these egg hunts around the Houston area this spring
HOUSTON – The weather is getting nicer, which is perfect for Easter egg hunts! These are the events hosting Easter egg hunts in the next two weekends:7 Acre Wood Easter Egg FestWhere: 4401 Frazier St., ConroeWhen: Saturday, April 3, 10 a.m. -3 p.m. Bay Area Raceway Easter Egg HuntWhere: Bay Area Raceway, 3825 Gulf Freeway, DickinsonWhen: Saturday, April 3, 12 p.m. 🐰🐣 We're inviting all the kids for a FREE Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 3rd! Moms & Dads, bring... Posted by Bay Area Raceway on Sunday, March 14, 2021Know of any Easter egg hunts happening in the Houston-area?
Feeling lucky? Wear your favorite green outfit at these 7 St. Patrick’s Day events in the Houston area
Several places in the area will be hosting St. Patrick’s Day events this Wednesday, from bars and breweries to parks and malls. The Annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck will feature live music from Ulla, Piper Jones and EJ & Frances. It’s definitely time for St. Patrick’s Day to return! Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with inspired dishes from Shepherd’s Pie to Irish Soda Bread and complete your meal with some Jameson Irish Whiskey. Posted by Warehouse 72 on Sunday, March 14, 2021What other events will you be attending during St. Patrick’s Day?
New welcome center in First Ward gives nod to Houston’s local art scene
HOUSTON – Houston’s art scene is about to get bigger this year. Arts District Houston in Winter Street Studios will open their welcome center this Saturday at 1 p.m., bringing large-scale public art inside and out as a way to support local artists impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, a news release said. The new welcome center is roughly 230 square feet and will feature artwork from a local artist every month, and the grand opening will coincide with Sawyer Yards’ Second Saturday event, where visitors have the chance to meet hundreds of local artists during open studio hours, socially-distanced. Arts District Houston will also serve as a directory for visitors with suggestions of places to do in the area, the release said. Business hours are from Wednesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Galveston’s new flag: See the 3 finalist designs
GALVESTON, Texas – Galveston City Council and the Galveston Cultural Arts Commission voted to send three potential flag designs for a final vote to occur later this month. Residents voted for the top three flag designs submitted by the Cultural Arts Commission, which ended Sunday. Flag choices D, F, and G were advanced to the final vote, according to the city. Residents are invited to help select the official City of Galveston flag by voting on their favorite designs at... Posted by City of Galveston, Texas - Government on Thursday, January 14, 2021All three flags were sent forward by the commission based on the five principals highlighted on the website, which include easy identification, relation to the island culture, and easy enough for a child to draw it. The final vote is set to happen during a workshop meeting on Feb. 25, the city said.
Every Illinois police officer would be required to wear a body camera by 2025 under bill awaiting Pritzker’s signature. But without penalties, will departments comply?
Police departments in some of Illinois’ biggest cities — Aurora, Naperville, Joliet and Rockford among them — have yet to implement body cameras, though officials in those cities are at various stages of evaluating their potential use. Under the proposed law, the state’s second- through fifth-largest cities and other municipalities and counties with more 100,000 residents would have until 2023 to equip all their officers.chicagotribune.com
The last Sears in the Houston area is closing permanently
HOUSTON – The Houston area will no longer have a Sears location after this weekend. A KPRC 2 viewer pointed out the Sears location at Macroplaza Mall in Pasadena, formerly known as Pasadena Town Square, is set to close this Sunday, with yellow “store closing” signs posted all over. By the start of 2021, fewer than 100 Sears and KMart stores remain in the U.S., Forbes reported. The Pasadena store is still listed on the Sears website with hours listed from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Sunday and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Only Sears Appliance Repair flagship stores remain in the Houston area, including ones on North Shepherd and Westheimer.
Holocaust Museum Houston to honor Holocaust Remembrance Day with free admission, virtual program
HOUSTON – In honor of the upcoming Holocaust Remembrance Day, Holocaust Museum Houston will offer free admission to visitors on Jan. 27. Interested Houstonians can register for the film screening can register here. The Holocaust Museum Houston is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. are closed Mondays except for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Memorial Day, and Labor Day. Admission information, including membership, can be found by clicking here. IF YOU GO:Holocaust Museum HoustonAddress: 5401 Caroline, HoustonAdmission: Free on Jan. 27, more info here.
Have you seen them? League City police need help finding two women who officers say stole $800 in fragrances
League City PD is looking for two women who stole $800 worth of fragrances in an Ulta Beauty store in League CityLEAGUE CITY, Texas – The League City Police Department needs your help to find two women who swiped 13 fragrances valued over $800 at a beauty store. Police are searching for two women who stole $800 worth of fragrances in an Ulta Beauty. (League City Police Department/Facebook)Police are searching for two women who stole $800 worth of fragrances in an Ulta Beauty. (League City Police Department/Facebook)Police are searching for two women who stole $800 worth of fragrances in an Ulta Beauty. (League City Police Department/Facebook)Police are searching for two women who stole $800 worth of fragrances in an Ulta Beauty.
Have you seen the new mini murals in Houston? They have an important phone number on them
HOUSTON – Four new “mini murals” have installed around Houston’s Northside area as part of a project to bring attention to human trafficking. You can find the murals on Airline Drive at Crosstimbers, Airline Drive at Cavalcade, Jensen Drive at Crosstimbers, and Moody Park. A mural in Houston's Northside has the number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline installed to bring awareness of the issue. January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month and January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. The day also celebrates #WearBlueDay, designed to educate the public to recognize the signs of human trafficking and how to respond to law enforcement.
Emirates to increase flights to and from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport next month
HOUSTON – Houston, are you ready to travel again? International airline Emirates will increase nonstop flights to and from Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport to four times a week starting next month, according to a news release. Travel destinations with Emirates include Dubai, Istanbul and Johannesburg. Please note that several countries require a negative PCR COVID-19 test prior to departure. For more information and to book, click here.
This Houston couple brings the spirit of Santa and Mrs. Claus to neighborhood kids
Jessica Kuhns with husband Robert dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus (left) hope to bring smiles to kids during this holiday season. While husband Robert was Santa, Jessica joined in becoming the “Mrs. Claus” beside him in hopes to bring smiles to children this year. “Parents aren’t going to want to take their kids to a crowded mall just to see Santa,” Kuhns told KPRC 2. Posted by Jessica Kuhns on Saturday, December 12, 2020“We told her we would be honored to be their Santa this year,” Jessica told KPRC 2.
Bellaire PD swears in newest kid officer currently battling leukemia
BELLAIRE, Texas – “Officer” Hunter Gossett has two things to fight: crime on Bellaire’s streets and cancer. His law enforcement dream came true Thursday thanks to Houston-nonprofit Stuff the Sleigh, bringing kids like him special holiday joy. Stuff the Sleigh worked with the Bellaire Police Department to bring Gossett a special “swear-in” ceremony to become a police officer for a day. Welcome our newest member, Officer Gossett to Bellaire Police Department! Fighting leukemia while he battles crime on... Posted by Bellaire Police Department on Thursday, December 10, 2020“Welcome our newest member, Officer Gossett to Bellaire Police Department!” the police department wrote on Facebook.
A Houston-area suburb is the second-most generous city of 2020, report says
HOUSTON – A report from GoFundMe ranked Spring, Texas, as the second-most generous city for supporting causes for 2020. In a news release from GoFundMe, the fundraising website released its annual giving report, which includes Spring and several other U.S. cities who have supported numerous causes and organizations. Several notable fundraisers included the GoFundMe for Spc. The report also included 2020 trends and a list of causes supported such as COVID-19 relief and hurricane relief. To read the full annual report, click here.
LIST: Check out where to see massive gingerbread houses across the Houston area this holiday season
HOUSTON – Be impressed -- the Houston area has an amazing amount of wonderful, massive gingerbread displays. We found several gingerbread house displays around the Houston area that are open to visitors. COVID couldn't ruin our annual gingerbread display! The HoustonianAddress: 111 North Post Oak, HoustonThe “Merry Mansions Gingerbread Display” is currently displayed on the lobby’s 30-foot fireplace inside the hotel. Have you seen other large, giant gingerbread displays?
Ask 2: What is the status of the Astrodome?
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: What is the status of the Astrodome? Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said in 2019 that she wants the county to focus on criminal justice reform and flood control. The status of the project remains in “demo” mode and no other updates have been posted at this time. To read more on Harris County’s plans to renovate the Astrodome, go here.
The Toasted Yolk to expand in the Houston-area with two new locations
HOUSTON – Two Houston-area cities will soon have a new spot to visit for breakfast, lunch, and boozy brunch cocktails. In a news release, The Toasted Yolk will be opening their 15th and 16th restaurants in League City and Bellaire after leases were signed for the two franchise locations. The Toasted Yolk in League City is located at 2535 Gulf Freeway near FM 646 and is set to open next month. The Bellaire location, at 5103 Bellaire Blvd is slated to open on March 2021.
Cinemark promises movie theater upgrades in Cypress with dine-in location
HOUSTON – Cinemark is joining the dine-in movie craze with the opening of a new location in Cypress. by Cinemark is said to “elevate the traditional movie experience” by offering moviegoers cooked-to-order items prepared in their full-service kitchen, and specialty cocktails. Menu items include a Bistro Burger, pizzas cooked in specialty Italian stone ovens, and classic concession items such as popcorn, hot dogs, and candy. According to a news release, Cinemark will follow strict safety and cleaning guidelines to ensure customer safety. Guidelines include mandatory mask wearing, staggered showtimes, and extensive cleaning in all auditoriums.
COVID-19 tests: These are the Harris County Public Health locations that don’t require insurance, citizenship or residence
HOUSTON – Harris County Public Health is in full force to make sure residents get tested for coronavirus. The Harris County Public Health is also urging residents to obtain their flu shot as soon as possible to avoid a possible spike, according to the release. Testing provided by Harris County Public Health does not require insurance, citizenship, or residence. Campbell Educational CenterAddress: 1865 Aldine Bender, FM 525, HoustonHours: Mon-Fri noon to 7 p.m., Sat. Sun., Nov. 15: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.Katy ParkAddress: 24927 Morton, KatyHours: Mon-Fri Noon - 7 p.m.
HFD’s kicks off its annual toy drive. Here’s what you need to know
HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department has kicked off its annual Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive on Friday, with changes to keep everyone safe and healthy. This year, due to the coronavirus pandemic, HFD will not be accepting toys at its fire stations and cannot accept bicycles, stuffed animals or used toys. Houstonians are encouraged to shop and donate toys online. The Toy Drive is only able to accept gender-neutral items that can be used by all different age groups, such as basketballs, headphones, board games and Amazon Kindle tablets, according to the website. Today, The Houston Fire Department Kicked-Off the Annual Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive!
Embrace the Christmas spirit by visiting Rudolph’s Light Show in Hockley
Take a trip to Hockley and get in the Christmas spirit with Rudolph. Rudolph’s Light Show is the first drive-thru Christmas light show in the Houston-area, bringing visitors through acres of holiday decor. Guests can slowly drive-through the 12-15 minute show while listening to Christmas tunes on their car radio. Rudolph’s Light Show is going on now until Jan. 3rd, Tickets are now on sale and will be redeemed digitally via a QR code. IF YOU GO:Rudolph’s Light ShowAddress: 19623 Bauer Road, Hockley, TX 77447Tickets: $30 online, $35 at the gate (per vehicle)
Katz’s Deli is bringing 24-hour, late-night eats to new Heights location
HOUSTON – Houston’s popular deli Katz’s has reportedly opened up a new location in the Heights area, along with a brand new look. Eater Houston reported this is the third location for Katz’s in the Houston-area, which includes The Woodlands and Westheimer. The deli restaurant, which opened on Sept. 15, will also bring in a new look that sets apart from the other locations,Customers can expect the same New York-style deli sandwiches, Kosher hot dogs and other popular items at the new Heights location, according to Eater Houston. Katz in the Heights expects to roll out their “Katz’s Never Kloses” slogan and will transition to 24-hour service starting Tuesday. It is located on 2200 North Shepherd.
Get your 'vampire chicken’: Korean fried eats coming to Houston’s Westheimer Road
HOUSTON – A “wildly popular” Korean-style fried chicken restaurant is making its way to Westheimer, Eater Houston reported. BB.Q Chicken, based in Austin, is famous for their spicy items such as Soy-Grilled Chicken, Spicy Spicy Vampire Chicken and Gangnam Style Wings. Other popular menu items include the “Cupbob” which is a bulgogi and short rib bibimbap (beef, rib and rice) bowl, according to their Facebook page. The new BB.Q Chicken location will replace the now-shuttered Texadelphia restaurant at 8383 Westheimer Suite 114, between Fondren and Hillcroft. The chain plans to open more than 55,000 locations across the globe, including the one on Westheimer, according to Eater Houston.
How to get free tickets to Walmart’s drive-in movie events in La Marque
LA MARQUE, Texas – Walmart is bringing the drive-in movie experience to La Marque, Texas and free tickets are still available. The Drive-In experience will take place Tuesday and Wednesday evening in front of the La Marque Walmart parking lot, located at 6410 I-45 Gulf Freeway. Admission is free you need to register on the Walmart Drive-In website. pic.twitter.com/VnuJcenN2h — Walmart (@Walmart) August 14, 2020The stop in Galveston County is part of Walmart’s 160-store tour across the country, bringing family-friendly movies and socially-distant fun for all ages. To register for Tuesday’s showing, click here.
Ask 2: Is it safe to bring my dog to a dog park?
As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: Is it safe to bring my dog to a dog park? Answer: According to the City of Houston Parks and Recreation Department website, all city dog parks are open unless otherwise stated by the individual park. Be sure to watch your dog as if you are watching children play at a playground. Before taking your pooch to a dog park, be sure that all yearly vaccines are current and screen them for any symptoms, according to VCA Animal Hospital.
Magnificent meatloaf: This is where Houstonians said the best is found in the Houston area
Craving for meatloaf and need to find a good restaurant? Turn to Houston for the best recommendations. We did, asking our Facebook and Instagram followers on our KPRC 2 social media pages what businesses they recommend for meatloaf, ranging from chain restaurants to local, small businesses. Heres where they recommend:Kenny & Ziggys (2327 Post Oak, 5172 Buffalo Speedway)Cleburne Cafeteria (3606 Bissonnet, Houston)Cracker Barrel (Multiple locations)The Cheesecake Factory (multiple locations)The Potatoe Patch (2020 FM 1960, Houston)Credeurs Cajun Kitchen (6915 Spencer Highway, Pasadena)Franks Americana Revival (3736 Westheimer, Houston)Katzs Deli (616 Westheimer, Houston)Barnabys Cafe (Multiple Locations)Mias Table (Multiple locations)Dennys (multiple locations)Golden Corral (Multiple locations)Angies Country Kitchen (11708 Hempstead, Houston)Liberty Kitchen (963 Bunker Hill, Houston)Boston Market (multiple locations)Hungrys (Multiple locations)The Union Kitchen (Multiple locations)Mosquito Cafe (628 14th Street, Galveston)Did we miss a place that serves meatloaf? Let us know in the comments below!
10 shops -- including one inside a Victorian home -- to visit the next time youre in Old Town Spring
SPRING, Texas Old Town Spring is an area with rich history and rustic shops. Founded by railroad makers who endured a harsh winter, travelers settled into Spring after it was named after Camp Spring in the mid-to-late 1800s. Heres some of the most popular worth-the-time shops to peruse on your next visit, courtesy of Old Town Spring Shopping. Address: 303 Main, SpringThe Spirit Quest Center provides quality rocks, gems, jewelry and other unique items inside their 100-year-old, two-story Victorian-style home. Posted by Blue Buffalo Mercantile on Tuesday, August 18, 2020Whats your favorite place to shop at Old Town Spring?
They are back! 4 African painted dogs make their return to the Houston Zoo
HOUSTON Four African painted dogs made their return to the Houston Zoo after a three-year absence. The Houston Zoo welcomed African painted dogs back to the Zoo after a three-yearabsence. The four male dogs moved to Houston from Binder Park Zoo near Battle Creek, MI. pic.twitter.com/MC5N8cZfD5 Houston Zoo (@houstonzoo) August 27, 2020The zoo said African painted dogs are currently one of the most endangered carnivores in Africa, with an estimated population of less than 5,000. The Houston Zoo wants to let visiting guests know that a portion of every admission ticket is donated to conservation efforts to protecting animals such as the African painted dog in the wild.
Sugar Land leads Texas in U.S. Census response rate: See the latest data
SUGAR LAND, Texas The City of Sugar Land in Fort Bend County is the top Texas city with the highest response rate, according to latest Census data. In a blog posted by the city Monday, Sugar Land has a 78.6% response rate for cities with populations over 100,000. The last Census response rate in 2010 was 85%, according to the city. In-person Census takers will visit unresponsive households, City of Sugar Land said in its blog. Those in Sugar Land who have not responded to the Census are being asked to complete it by the Sept. 30 deadline.
What you need to know about the massive kids consignment shop coming to Houston
HOUSTON Parents if its time to refresh your kids wardrobe, you should definitely check out Houstons largest consignment shop. Hosted by Just Between Friends in central Houston, the three-day event is coming next Thursday, Sept. 3, allowing families to sell clothing their kids no longer need, according to Houston on the Cheap. Those who want a sneak preview of the event can purchase a presale ticket on the Just Between Friends Eventbrite page. The event is also free Thursday-Saturday with free ticket from Eventbrite, otherwise, it is $2 at the door. IF YOU GO:Just Between Friends Consignment ShopThe Zone10371 Stella Link, HoustonHours: Wednesday, Sept. 2 (preview) - Times TBAThursday - 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.Friday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.Saturday (50% off sale): 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mmmm: Cool off at these soft-serve ice cream places recommended by Houstonians
HOUSTON – The weather in Houston is perfect for soft-serve ice cream. Our KPRC 2 Facebook followers have sent us recommendations for the best soft-serve ice cream, from small, local restaurants to big chains. Here’s what our followers recommend:Spanish Flowers Mexican Restaurant (multiple locations)Connie’s Frozen Custard (12545 Jones, Houston)Rita’s Italian Ice & Frozen Custard (multiple locations)Jimmy Changa’s (multiple locations)McDonald’s (multiple locations)Dairy Queen (multiple locations)Sonic Drive-In (multiple locations)Ikea (7810 Katy Freeway, Houston)Yes. Happy Soft Serve Ice Cream Day. Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Wednesday, August 19, 2020What is your favorite place to get soft serve ice cream?
Feeling nostalgic, Houston? This is what Greenspoint Mall looks like now
KPRC 2‘s Amy Davis took a stop at her old “stomping grounds,” Greenspoint Mall in north Houston, during a Facebook Live Wednesday. I saw someone post that they started demolition on Greenspoint Mall, so I drove over to see for myself. “I grew up at Greenspoint Mall! Stores such as Foot Locker, Journeys and GNC continue to operate inside the mall, however Premiere Theaters, the movie theater inside Greenspoint, remain closed. What are your best memories of Greenspoint Mall?
This is how to score free backpacks, school supplies for your kids in Missouri City
MISSOURI CITY, Texas Texas Rep. Ron Reynolds, along with Fort Bend County judge KP George is hosting a Back to School giveaway on Friday, providing supplies to students and their families as the school year begins. Residents can stop by at the Wells Fargo Building at 2440 Texas Parkway in Missouri City where volunteers will be giving away backpacks, haircut vouchers, PPE and grocery items to families in need via drive-thru distribution. I am excited that we can provide backpacks, school supplies, PPE and groceries to the families in our community that are going through particularly tough times and are in need, said Reynolds, Im going to continue to do everything in my power to assist our community during this public health crisis.The giveaway started at 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m.WHAT TO KNOW IF YOU GO:Missouri City Back 2 School Fest2440 Texas Parkway, Missouri City10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Mirchi Peri Peri will bring spicy flavors from South Africa to Sugar Land
SUGAR LAND, Texas Sugar Land foodies are in for a treat as a new restaurant plants their roots. Mirchi Peri Peri is a Halal-inspired restaurant with South African flair, bringing emphasis in the Mirchi, which means pepper. Featured menu items include Grilled Peri Peri Chicken, Falafel Rice Bowls, and Veggie Falafel Pitas. Mirchi Peri Peri also serves wings based on a scale of spiciness from kiddo to inferno.A grand opening date has not been set. Mirchi Peri Peri is located at 502 Westcott in Sugar Land.
Check out Houston celebrity designer Chloe Dao’s face mask collection
In the market for a new face mask? The Houston-native fashion designer and winner of “Project Runway Season 2″ has stepped up to design several versions of face masks, including one with a hidden straw hole called the “Safely Sip,” which allows you to safely sip your iced coffee while you’re out and about. The collection also features washable cotton face masks and Antibacterial Neoprene premium masks, with some that include a pocket where a filter can be added inside. Dao’s mask designs are made to allow you to feel stylish while feeling secure. To see the full collection of Dao’s face masks, click here.
Popular cajun-style restaurant closes its doors due to coronavirus after 11 years
HOUSTON Kingwood favorite Zacharys Cajun Cafe has decided to close its doors indefinitely due to financial issues related to the coronavirus pandemic. The popular Cajun-style restaurant, which opened in 2009 made the announcement via Facebook earlier this month. It was a good ride and thank you all for your support throughout the years, the restaurant said on Facebook. As some of you may have heard already, Zachary's Cajun Cafe is officially closed for business indefinitely due to... Posted by Zachary's Cajun Cafe on Thursday, July 2, 2020So very sorry to hear this. God Bless you and the family of wonderful staff, said Steven Hart, one of their followers in the comments.
Katy ISD launches new Smart Restart website, highlights reopening plan for students and staff
KATY, Texas Katy ISD unveiled their 2020-2021 school year reopening plan on a separate website for parents and students. The website, called Smart Restart, highlights important links for students who wish to return to school in person, and those who want to return online. It also includes resources for parents like safety protocols at all campuses and FAQ pages. The district unveiled two methods of learning: on-campus and virtual, also known as the Katy Virtual Academy. Parents and students who want to enroll in Katy Virtual Academy may do it between July 20 and August 5.
Willis Independent School District: What you need to know about the district’s 2020-2021 school year
Willis ISD is currently awaiting guidance from the state on how to reopen. The plan was unveiled to the Willis ISD community July 7, stating that all measures comply with the state and federal guidelines. Sanitization: Willis ISD will undergo deep cleaning and sanitization protocols daily in all school buildings, buses, and high-touch areas. Willis ISD Reopening Plans are now available. Read the full message here:https://t.co/BwVfOIC1PU — Willis ISD (@WillisSchools) July 10, 2020Do you have questions about Willis ISD’s plan?
La Porte Independent School District: What you need to know so far about the 2020-2021 school year
La Porte ISD is navigating their way through the coronavirus pandemic by introducing several measures for students as they start school this August. La Porte ISD also notified parents that any technology they were provided due to school closures, they should continue using during the 2020-2021 school year. Start dateAugust 18 (9th grade students), August 19 (Pre-K to 8th grade students, 10th-12th grade students)List of measures in placeVisitor restrictions: La Porte ISD will restrict access to visitors to campus during the 2020-2021 school year. Flexible methods of learning: District officials will provide alternative, flexible means of learning with the following: Distance learning, hybrid, and face-to-face. Measures not in place yetPartitionsClass size limitsSchedule changesFace masks/PPETemperature checksExtracurricular activitiesThe district has not evaluated any extracurricular activities or classes at this time.
Pasadena Independent School District: What you need to know so far about the 2020-2021 school year
Pasadena ISD students can expect to return to school on August 18 with some protocols in place. In a letter from Superintendent Dr. DeeAnn Powell on June 25, parents have options to choose between on-campus and distance learning as the coronavirus pandemic brings uncertainty for the future. The district has not released any details on other protocols. Start dateAugust 18List of measures in place:Flexible learning: Powell said virtual learning will be provided to parents who opted to keep their kids at home. Dear Pasadena Independent School District Families, I want to begin by thanking you for your continued trust in our... Posted by Pasadena Independent School District on Thursday, June 25, 2020
Pearland ISD: From school schedules to transportation, heres what to know about the 2020-21 school year
Pearland ISD is preparing for three scenarios as the school year approaches on-campus instruction, distance learning at home, and a hybrid of the two. Heres what to know for the upcoming school year:CalendarThe first day of school is scheduled for August 19, 2020. Measures underway or being consideredSchool schedulesGrades Pre-K 4: Meet for a half day on campus each day. 1,100 students) on how to make the high school every other day, full day schedule work with the ACC-instructor courses. Custodial servicesDuring normal school operations, most custodians perform their services after the school day ends.
Study: These are the best places for young professionals to live in the Houston area
According to a new study, the best places for young professionals in the Houston area to live cross numerous counties and go far beyond the loop. Niche, a site that researches neighborhoods, created a long list of the most recommended places for young professionals to live. To create the list, Niche used analytics and public data sources like the U.S. Census, to rank the areas. Factors like age, cost of living, access to restaurants and bars, all played a part. Grades are given based on how the places perform compared to the rest.
Big Texas Dance Hall & Saloon in Spring to permanently close their doors after 15 years due to COVID-19
SPRING, Texas Springs popular dance hall and saloon is closing its doors for good. In Facebook and Instagram posts Thursday, Big Texas Dance Hall and Saloon, located on Holtzwarth Road, announced that the closure was not only due to the coronavirus pandemic but also Gov. We want to thank all the people that have been a part of our journey over the past 15 years, the post said, We will miss you all.The dance hall opened their doors in 2005, bringing dance lessons and fun nights to local residents. Local bands also performed on weekend. What do you remember about this dance hall?
What are the most popular dog breeds in Houston? This new study by Rover ranks them.
HOUSTON – Houston loves their dogs, but have you wondered which breed tops all? Currently, Mixed breed dogs, Labrador Retrievers and Chihuahuas round up the top three in the nation. Miniature SchnauzerWith many high-rises and apartment buildings in the Houston area, it’s no surprise that the Miniature Schnauzer is the perfect dog for apartment life. Miniature Schnauzer (Free-Photos)2. If you are looking for a dog that’s easy to show tricks, Poms are just perfect for it.
Have you seen the Texas Rangers new stadium? Twitter is roasting it, comparing it to a warehouse
ARLINGTON, Texas The Texas Rangers unveiled their $1.2 billion baseball stadium on Thursday, but fans seemed less than impressed, CBS Sports reported. The proposed stadium, which the Rangers plan to play in this upcoming season, did not line up to the finished product. Elements were supposed to include glass windows, a brick enclosure and more greenery, according to an image fans shared on Twitter. See the reactions below:instagram vs. real life pic.twitter.com/juIVh34hAO nick pants (@stnap_kcin) June 24, 2020Everyone seems to love the Texas Rangers new stadium. pic.twitter.com/uaA9LrbtpT Dave Schilling (@dave_schilling) June 24, 2020The Rangers new stadium is a COSTCO with a retractable roof pic.twitter.com/KuO8SuzqKb Korked Bats (@korkedbats) June 24, 2020
How to get $2 deals at this Malaysian restaurant in Katy thats celebrating their second year in business
Phat Eatery, a Malaysian street food restaurant in Katy is celebrating their second anniversary in business with $2 specials. According to the restaurant, Roti Canai is their must-try Malaysian dish that consists of Indian flatbread and curry dip. Other popular foodPhat Eatery said other popular menu items include mango chicken, Malaysian chicken curry, basil beef, and CK Teow noodles. With made from scratch recipes, down to the tofu, Phat Eatery is constantly growing in popularity. In 2018, Good Taste named Phat Eatery as one of the top 12 restaurants in Houston.
Spring ISD graduates return to school to finish making prosthetics for pawless pup
Despite receiving their diplomas, two recent graduates from Spring ISD’s Carl Wunsche Sr. High School couldn’t leave their work unfinished. Engineering student Dawn Ford was responsible for building the prosthetic model, while veterinary science student Shianne Koch worked to make sure that any design would be comfortable and safe for Tootsie. The project came to an unexpected halt after spring break when the students were unable to return to school due to the coronavirus pandemic. According to Spring ISD, Tootsie’s right prosthetic requires some minor additional adjustment, but the left one fits well. At the fitting, the students took another set of measurements and said they intend to create the final prosthetics quickly.
A record number of HISD graduates received full scholarships to pursue certificates and associates degrees
A record number of 84 Houston Independent School District graduates have been awarded full scholarships from the Marvy Finger Family Foundation. The scholarships create the opportunity for each student to attend a two-year college to pursue Career and Technical Education (CTE) certificates or associates degrees. According HISD, scholarship recipients were required to pursue a career and technical program; on top of maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA, being involved in school activities, and displaying a financial need. Additionally, the foundation also provides mentoring and food scholarships in partnership with the Houston Food Bank that provides 60 pounds of food twice a month while the students are in college. The financial assistance the foundation is able to offer these students is instrumental in helping them build rewarding careers.
Houston had the most dog attacks of postal workers in the country in 2019
1 city in the country when it comes to the most dog attacks reported by mail carriers, the U.S. The Bayou City recorded 85 dog attacks in 2019 while Dallas, ranked No. Texas ranks second overall with a total of 491 dog attacks statewide. Nationwide, dog attacks fell to 5,280 in 2019, which is 200 lower than 2018 according to the release. “We are confident we can keep moving the trends of attacks downward, and ramping up overall awareness for everyone is the best way to do that.”USPS will be highlighting postal worker safety next week as part of National Dog Biting Awareness Week, which is June 14-20.
Friendswood ISD graduate, guest test positive for COVID-19 after graduation ceremony, officials say
FRIENDSWOOD, Texas – Friendswood Independent School District officials said they were notified Wednesday evening that a graduate and a guest who attended the June 5 graduation ceremony for Friendswood High School tested positive for COVID-19. The student and the guest were sitting in the yellow section of the stadium, district officials said in a message sent to parents and staff. District officials said both the student and the guest were not showing symptoms at the time of the graduation ceremony, and all individuals who came in contact with them have been notified. Friendswood ISD officials said the incubation period for those who may have been exposed ends on June 19. Students, staff and guests who were in attendance are strongly advised to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and monitor their health, district officials said.
Ask 2: How do you sign up for Vision Zero pledge, Houstons goal to end traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030?
As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: How do you sign up for Vision Zero pledge? Now more than ever, drivers should exercise safe driving habits while on their commute. Vision Zero Houston is the citys commitment to end traffic deaths and serious injuries on Houston streets by 2030. But I say, no loss of life is acceptable on our roadways, none, zero ...
SUPPORT LOCAL: How you can support these institutions in Sugar Land whose mission is to help the community
How you can support: Help eradicate adult illiteracy in Fort Bend by donating supplies, making an online donation, or volunteering as a tutor or office assistant when the center reopens. Box 17748Phone: (832) 819-2005The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is dedicated to helping preserve, collect and communicate the citys rich history. How you can support: Help them equip a student by making a monetary contribution. https://bit.ly/2wQZAXp Posted by Fort Bend Education Foundation on Friday, April 3, 2020Since 1998, SLCAF has worked to promote the cultural, performing and visual arts in Sugar Land and preserve, renovate, and restore the historic Sugar Land Auditorium, according to its website. How you can support: You can help their efforts by sponsoring an auditorium chair, volunteering or making a donation.
Bernies Burger Bus to permanently close its doors this Sunday
HOUSTON Beloved burger joint Bernies Burger Bus announced it will permanently shut its doors this Sunday. Turner also said razor-thin profit margins, food delivery fees and rising meat prices among other reasons for the closure. Turner said while it may not be Bernies Burger Bus, he plans on coming back to the local food scene after taking time off to rest, be with family and recalibrate. Youve helped support the lives of hundreds of Bernies Burger Bus team members. Im fortunate to have options, and no matter where I go, my remaining staff will be by my side.Bernies Burger Bus will be open Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.Sunday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. will be Bernies Burger Bus final day of service.
This Houston-area BBQ joint says it will cut profit to continue to serve customers during the meat shortage
HOUSTON The nationwide meat shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic is affecting local butcher shops and BBQ pits. Many of them had no choice but to increase prices on meat items. Before the shortage, brisket meat was purchased at around $2.60 a pound. How the restaurant is taking care of their customersThe restaurant raised brisket prices by $2. For combo plates, customers have the option to alleviate the cost by substituting another meat item to avoid the price hike.
SUPPORT LOCAL: How you can help these 5 long-running Galveston organizations that are trying to improve their community
How you can support: You can support this institution by donating pet food, making a monetary contribution, adopting or fostering a pet. Address: 6814 Broadway StreetPhone: (409) 740-1919Since 1987, the Galveston Bay Foundation has worked to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay through education, habitat restoration, water protection, land conservation, and advocacy. How you can support: Take action by reporting pollution, oil spills and injured wildlife or donating to help continue their efforts. Address: 2127 StrandPhone: (409) 763-2403Since 1954, GHF has been devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County through community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties. Address: 2228 Broadway StreetPhone: (409) 765-7834
Capture memories at these 11 Houston places that are perfect for graduation photos
HOUSTON The weather is warming up and thousands of high school and college graduates will be celebrating their milestone with forever photos. Whether you are taking them yourself or with a professional, keep these places in mind when getting your pictures done. Eleanor Tinsley Park/Buffalo BayouThis park located within Buffalo Bayou has great picture spots for graduates to take advantage of. Cullinan ParkOne of Sugar Lands popular parks marks the list of best parks to take pictures in the Houston area according to MommyNearest. Allens LandingThe birthplace of Houston is also a great spot to take pictures for graduates, located just outside the Downtown Houston skyline a couple blocks from UH-Downtown.
American cities put their own spin on New Year's ball drops
American cities put their own spin on New Year's ball drops As final preparations are underway for New York City's new year countdown, the glittery ball is not the only object that will fall from the sky at midnight. Jericka Duncan reports on what other cities are dropping.cbsnews.com