Central Texas experts project formula shortage to last through summer, offer resources
With the local and nationwide formula shortage expected to last another two to four months, according to Dr. Steven Abrams, a pediatrics professor at The University of Texas at Austin, local experts are providing options for families.communityimpact.com
H-E-B commits $500,000 to Uvalde victims, offers other ways for Texans to provide support
On Wednesday, H-E-B announced that it would donate $500,000 to "aid our fellow Texans" and support people impacted by the recent Uvalde elementary school shooting and highlighted other ways to provide financial support.lmtonline.com
H-E-B to hand out 250,000 reusable bags on Earth Day
Beginning at 1 p.m. on April 22, customers who visit any H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s Smart Shop and Mi Tienda in Texas are eligible to receive a complimentary Earth Day bag made from recycled plastic bottles. Bags will be distributed while supplies last.
H-E-B changes hours, walk-in availability for vaccines
H-E-B announced changes Friday to its hours of walk-in availability as a means of improving wait times and making the vaccination process run more efficiently as demand for the COVID-19 vaccine continues to increase. “At a time when positive cases continue to rise, causing stress on hospital systems, the demand for COVID-19 vaccines at H-E-B pharmacies has significantly grown,” the news release read. “Recently, the number of COVID-19 vaccines administered from H-E-B Pharmacy locations each week has more than doubled. “This week, H-E-B pharmacies are on track to administer more than 75,000 COVID-19 shots. Children between the ages of 12 and 17 are only eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine.myrgv.com
Smells like Texas spirit: Beloved Texas grocer selling butter tortilla-scented candles
Texans’ cultish love for H-E-B is an unparalleled romance for the ages. Time after time, whether it be its response to a statewide disaster or merely the release of a quirky new Texas-inspired product, the Lone Star State’s beloved grocery chain has upheld it’s snappy slogan,”No Store Does More.” Now, H-E-B’s upped its game once again, unveiling a wacky product we never knew we needed but now can’t conceive of living without: A butter tortilla-scented candle.
In the Kitchen with H‑E‑B: Mouthwatering dishes for a Texas-sized appetite
H‑E‑B has taken us on a world tour with recipes from around the globe in celebration of the start of the Summer Olympics. Now we’re bringing it back home to the Lone Star State - which is where many of us will be watching Team USA (and the many Texans who made it to Tokyo) go for gold.
H‑E‑B Olympic Cooking Connection World Tour: Learn how to make delicious shrimp diabolo pasta
The Olympics are a celebration of countries and competition and while the battle for a spot on the medal stand will be intense, you can easily enjoy a taste of the different nations at the Games in your own home.
How to celebrate Independence Day in Kyle
With fewer COVID-19 restrictions in place compared to last year, the City of Kyle will celebrate the Fourth of July with a fireworks show Sunday night.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Going to San Antonio soon, H-E-B employees? The zoo is offering grocer’s employees free admission, discounts for guests
The San Antonio Zoo is celebrating the hard work of H-E-B employees with an opportunity to unwind after a wild year. As a part of its H-E-B Partners Appreciation Week, the zoo is offering H-E-B employees free admission from March 20-28. Additionally, each employee can receive 50% off standard admission for up to four guests on the day of their visit. To redeem the offer, the San Antonio Zoo requires current H-E-B employees to present a valid and current H-E-B ID. “H-E-B has also been a longtime supporter of San Antonio Zoo and by sponsoring our additional hand sanitizing stations through this pandemic has helped us to operate in the most safe way possible.”
H-E-B, Kroger to continue enforcing mask mandate for employees, despite Abbott’s order
Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that starting March 10, business capacity limits and the state’s mask mandate would be lifted. H-E-B and Kroger responded to Abbott’s executive order saying they will continue to require all employees to wear masks while encouraging customers to do the same. We encourage all customers visiting our stores to continue to wear a mask to protect themselves, those around them, and our associates. As an essential service provider during the pandemic, H-E-B is focused on the health and safety of our Partners and customers. Additionally, we will still require all our partners and vendors to wear masks while at work.”H-E-B has largely required customers to wear a mask in its stores since last summer.
This rich red bottle is said to hold a dark and mysterious secret which can change your destiny
Some of us have deep, dark secrets – and this week’s Houston Life Wine Club, poured by H-E-B has some secrets too! The winemaker says, “Just like wine, Tarot is always whispering to you. Sip a glass of wine along with Courtney and DerrickNext Wednesday, March 3rd will be our next virtual Wine Club tasting. We’ll feature the McBride Sister’s, ‘Black Girl Magic’ wine collection. “Black Girl Magic is more than a phrase.
H-E-B donates $1 million to Texas food banks to help those in need after winter storm
HOUSTON – H-E-B is going above and beyond to make sure Texans have food on their table by donating $1 million to food banks across Texas. According to a news release, working directly with food banks affiliated with Feeding Texas, H-E-B’s donation will support 18 food banks throughout the state. So far, the Texas grocery chain has donated 23 truckloads of food and $100,000 in Meal Simple meals to food banks, per the release. H-E-B also responded to the ongoing water crisis in Texas by partnering with Zen Water and Florida-based Publix, who each donated 10 truckloads of water to Texas food banks this week. All donations will support Texas food banks with Feeding Texas.
Thousands flock to food, water giveaways across Houston area
RICHMOND, Texas – Thousands showed up to community food and water giveaways in Rosenberg, Richmond and Missouri City Wednesday. Some waited for hours to make sure they would get some food and water. The need for food and water still so great for many Houston area families. They depend on these food giveaways and say this is saving lives. Boys and Girls Club will also host several more giveaways this week.
This Texas H-E-B allowed customers to pick out groceries for free during winter freeze
The H-E-B logo is seen at a store in Houston on March 16, 2020. AUSTIN, Texas – An Austin-area H-E-B lost power during the historic winter storm last week, allowing customers to leave the store without paying for groceries. A Facebook post from Tim Hennessy went viral nationwide, praising the Texas grocery chain for their generosity. Today, Deb and I went to our local grocery store called: H.E.B. Must be all hands on deck.”Reaching to the end of the checkout line, an H-E-B employee asked if Hennessy had any alcohol in their cart.
H-E-B adjusts store hours due to severe winter weather
New H-E-B in KerrvilleHOUSTON – With the winter storm events throughout Texas, H-E-B will temporarily reduce our store hours of operation at all H-E-B, Joe V’s Smart Shop, Mi Tienda and Central Market stores across the Greater Houston, the company announced Monday night. Here is the modified schedule:H-E-B – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Joe V’s Smart Shop – Wednesday as early as 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Mi Tienda – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.Central Market – Thursday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.Friday: TBD
Kroger reduces store hours ahead of major winter storm
Kroger announced plans to reduce operating hours at store locations across Texas as a major winter storm rolls toward the state. All 109 Kroger store locations in the Greater Houston Area and SW Louisiana will operate with amended hours:Sunday, February 14: All stores closing at 8pmMonday, February 15: All stores opening at 9amSan Antonio-based grocery chain H-E-B also reduced its hours in anticipation of severe winter weather. AdThe storm is bringing freezing rain and cold temperatures to many parts of Texas over the next several days. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or watches for most Texas counties. The Houston area was forecast to have its coldest temperatures in 30 years.
H-E-B named one of the top 10 best places to work in 2021
Beloved Texas grocer H-E-B was recently named Grocer of the Year by industry publication Grocery Dive and in another recent report it was ranked the nation’s second-best grocer. The San Antonio-based supermarket chain is No.10 on online job-search company Glassdoor’s 2021 list of the 100 Best Places to Work. AdGlassdoor’s 100 best places to work list features employers across a range of industries, including technology, health care, biotech and pharmaceuticals, retail, travel and tourism, consulting and finance. Several other Texas companies claimed spots on Glassdoor’s 100 Best Places to Work list, including Dallas-based Southwest Airlines (No. “A mission-driven culture, transparent leadership, and career opportunities are always hallmarks of Best Places to Work winners.
EDITORIAL: KPRC 2, Texas Southern University honor Black History Month
HOUSTON – KPRC 2 has partnered with Texas Southern University’s School of Communication to celebrate 28 days of Black history in Houston. There will also be stories in Houston Life that highlight Black history and Voices of Houston profiles that put a spotlight on important figures in the community. Special thanks go to the historically black university and the students, as well as H-E-B for their sponsorship.
This grocer knocked out H-E-B as 2020′s top grocer, report shows
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)HOUSTON – Climbing two spots, Amazon is the nation’s top grocery store, according to a recent report by Dunnhumby, a global consumer science company. The e-commerce giant beat out Texas-based H-E-B, who came in second, followed by Trader Joe’s in third. Amazon’s success is attributed to the company’s ability to be “best positioned for momentum during the pandemic and long-term success for the future,” per the report. The study credit Amazon’s ability to be safe and fast amid the COVID-19 pandemic as keys to growth and stability. “The distance between Amazon and the second-place retailer on COVID Momentum and safety is much wider than the distance between second place and the rest of the pack.”