We Love Teachers! Watch Houston Life Surprise Ball High School Bilingual Math Teacher Ms. Leanne Woods
All this week Houston Life and KPRC 2 are teaming up with our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union to honor amazing educators all over Houston. Houston Life along with some of our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union and a team of Ms. Wood’s co-worker hid out in the High School teacher’s classroom to surprise her as part of a week-long celebration of teachers on KPRC 2. Watch the video above to see how the surprise went down!
‘We have to protect our clientele’: Some Houston employers strongly encouraging staff to get COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – With all adults in Texas now able to sign up for the COVID vaccine, many employers are coming up with plans to encourage their employees to get vaccinated. We are 22,000-square-feet and it’s just we have to protect everybody.”For now, at the Rice Village salon, it’s not a mandate for employees to get the vaccine, but they are strongly encouraging it. We have to protect our clientele and we have to protect our business. AdWe’ve checked with several local businesses and most, for now, said they are strongly encouraging their employees to get vaccinated, but not requiring it at this time. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner’s office said the Mayor is doing the same thing; encouraging municipal employees to get the vaccine, but not requiring it.
WATCH: The Making of a Habitat Home
KPRC 2 proudly partnered with Houston Habitat for Humanity in 2020 marking the seventh consecutive year weve helped build a home for a deserving local family. This years home belongs to Adriane Marks, a mother of two who lost nearly everything during Hurricane Harvey. About Houston Habitat for HumanityHouston Habitat for Humanity homes are not handouts. To learn more about eligibility and requirements, Houston Habitat has an event schedule online that includes upcoming information sessions. Another way to support Houston Habitat for Humanity is donating furniture and construction supplies to a Habitat ReStore location.
Helping Hammers: Dedication ceremony to be held for Habitat home KPRC 2 helped build for local family Wednesday
HOUSTON For months, KPRC 2 and Habitat for Humanity have worked to build a home for a local family in need as part of a station tradition that has spanned seven years in a row. A dedication ceremony will be held for the home that volunteers started building in January, Wednesday in northeast Houston. KPRC 2s build partners will give a recorded message for the family, which will be played on a monitor onsite. Learn more about KPRC 2s 7th Annual Habitat for Humanity Build and meet the family who will live in the home here. If youd like to learn more about Houston Habitat and how you can help, go to HoustonHabitat.org.
Celebrate National Pizza Week with the perfect pizza toss at Antonio’s Flying Pizza
HOUSTON – As a child, I remember walking into Antonio’s Flying Pizza for dinner with my family, and eagerly waiting to see someone toss a high flying piece of pizza dough in the air and catching it like a pro. So for National Pizza Week, we thought it’d be fun to bring our viewers along to check out one of our local favorites. Antonio’s Flying Pizza has been serving Houston fresh Italian favorites for 49 years. Antonio’s was one of the first restaurants in Houston to introduce the flying pizza show for entertainment, and they even shared a few secrets with us on the perfect toss. The Rosa family hopes to continue the tradition of exceptional, classic, heart-warming dishes for many years to come.
How Middle East crisis impacts us all
HOUSTON – Joe Barnes knows the Middle East. He said the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani makes finding peace in the Middle East Region more elusive. Wade Morehead, the Executive Director of the Houston Marathon Committee, is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. One family will have that opportunity in the coming months as a result of the Houston Habitat for Humanity home frame that began last week in the KPRC-TV parking lot. Allison Hay, the CEO of Houston Habitat for Humanity, is a guest on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall.
Judge raises bond to $150K for man accused of spilling mercury
HOUSTON – The man accused of spilling mercury in four separate locations in west Houston and Spring appeared in court Wednesday morning. In court Wednesday, a judge raised Melder’s bond to $150,000 for three charges, including burglary and unlawful disposal of hazardous material. In an exclusive interview with KPRC 2, Melder said he found the mercury at an abandoned lab, and he only knew what it was because it was labeled. “I sold it, but only made 40 bucks off of it.”According to Melder, he admitted to accidentally spilling the mercury on the same day he sold it. For more on the spills and what people can do if they may have been exposed to mercury, go to our previous KPRC 2 report.