Holiday stops Celtics' last 2 plays, Bucks take 3-2 lead
Bobby Portis made a putback off Giannis Antetokounmpo’s missed free throw with 15 seconds left, Jrue Holiday snuffed Marcus Smart on Boston’s final two possessions and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Celtics 110-107 on Wednesday night to take a 3-2 series lead.
KPRC 2 Investigates: Holiday return headaches, third-party shipping issues
If you are returning something you got over the holidays - it might not be as easy as in the past specially if it's a larger item. A record number of people shopped online this holiday season. That combined with the pandemic and shipping supply issues means the holiday returns season is shaping up to be a challenge. KPRC 2 Investigates is looking into third party shipping issues.
Here are some pet-giving do’s and don’ts this holiday season
Dogs can make you healthier, happier, and even keep you safe. Two out of every three American homes have a pet. That number significantly increased during the pandemic. And now that Christmas is around the corner, there may be another rush to add a fluffy or fido to the family. But there are a few things you should think about before gifting a pet this season.
Click2Win: Houston Botanic Garden Lightscape Family 4-Pack
The internationally acclaimed Lightscape has premiered at the Houston Botanic Garden this holiday season and we have your chance to win tickets to experience the one-of-a-kind installation. Two lucky winners will be selected weekly to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets.
Toy safety: This is what parents need to look out for when shopping for Christmas gifts this year
Houston parents are starting to feel the struggle when it comes to buying their kids’ favorite toys this holiday season, and one report says many counterfeit or recalled toys have already made it to their shopping carts.
Purim celebrations threaten fresh virus outbreak in Israel
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish girls wear costumes to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Purim in Jerusalem, Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. The Jewish holiday of Purim commemorates the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the biblical Book of Esther. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)JERUSALEM – Mass gatherings took place in Jerusalem on Sunday as Israelis celebrated the Jewish holiday of Purim in violation of coronavirus restrictions. Authorities had been concerned about a repeat of last year, when Purim celebrations helped fuel an initial wave of the coronavirus in the earliest days of the global pandemic. Purim marks the victory of Jews over a tyrant in ancient Persia and is celebrated with costumes, drinking and parties.
Revealing the unknown Billie Holiday
Revealing the unknown Billie Holiday Billie Holiday turned a lifetime of pain into immortal lyrics, with a voice that still haunts decades after her death. Her life is now the subject of a new film, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday," about the government's persecution of the jazz singer. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with singer-songwriter Andra Day (who adapted Holiday's nickname "Lady Day" as her own), and with director Lee Daniels, about the emotional roller-coaster of bringing Holiday's tormented life to the screen.cbsnews.com
These 15 Houston restaurants are serving up end-of-year menu specials for New Year’s Eve
HOUSTON – Ready to kiss 2020 goodbye? Celebrate with the best meals you’ve had this year by dining at one of these Houston-area restaurants on New Year’s Eve. From New American and French to Japanese and Mexican cuisines, these restaurants will be open on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day to celebrate the departure of 2020 and the arrival of 2021. This list includes information from both OpenTable and 365 Things To Do In Houston. #Lodgestyle Posted by Rainbow Lodge on Monday, December 28, 2020Address: 2200 Post Oak, HoustonAddress: 3755 Richmond, HoustonAddress: 13616 Memorial, HoustonAddress: 807 Taft, HoustonAddress: 309 Gray, HoustonAddress: Multiple locationsDo you know of other restaurants bringing New Years Eve specials?
Rooftop Cinema Club’s new ‘Drive-In At EADO’ now open
HOUSTON – Rooftop Cinema Club just recently moved to their new home in EADO, and now you can safely watch your favorite holiday movies from the comfort of your car! ‘The Drive-In At EADO’ previously occupied by Space City Shows, and now RCC keeping the fun going by showing holiday movie classics like Elf, Home Alone, A Madea Christmas, The Nightmare Before Christmas, National Lampoon’s, and more all month long. All this month they have soft-open-pricing, while they continue to prepare the venue for next month’s grand opening. Plus, Community Screenings continue every Sunday for $5 for the second screening of the night. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with Eric Herrera from Rooftop Cinema Club about all the fun at the new drive-in!
Create your own holiday chocolate board with these easy tips from Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV
Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares some fun ways to create your own chocolate boards at home. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares some seasonal chocolate boards for a holiday spread. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV shares some seasonal chocolate boards for a holiday spread. Tanji Patton of Goodtaste TV features a holiday gift box from a local chocolate company. (valid only on December 12, 2020)Here’s a great gift idea for the hot chocolate fans - Hugo’s Hot Chocolate Gift Set Up.
VIDEO: Santa and Mrs. Claus almost made it to the naughty list after being pulled over by police for broken taillight
A couple dressed as Santa and Mrs. Claus were pulled over by Freeport PD Officer Willard in bodycam footageFREEPORT, Texas – Santa and Mrs. Claus’ jolly joyride on their “convertible sleigh” caught the attention of a police officer in Freeport, Texas. In a video from Freeport PD’s Facebook page, Officer Willard pulled over the “convertible sleigh” and greeted them with a “Ho Ho Ho.”Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus get stopped in their convertible sleigh for having a taillight out. Officer Willard is so excited to see the big red guy, he let's them go with a warning! 🎅🏼 Posted by Freeport Police Department - Texas on Friday, December 11, 2020The convertible they were riding on had a broken taillight, according to Officer Willard. “You can’t fit too many presents in it, though,” Officer Willard told Santa and Mrs. Claus, pointing out the convertible’s trunk.
PetSuites gift certificates and services are the perfect holiday gift for your pets
The advertiser paid a fee to promote this sponsored article and may have influenced or authored the content. HOUSTON – PetSuites Spring Klein recently opened its doors, and the team is excited to offer 20+ years of exceptional boarding and daycare services to the Spring community and surrounding areas. The holiday season is here, and PetSuites wants to encourage the community to consider gift certificates that cover pet services, including boarding, grooming, daycare and training. If you’re a Pet Parent, consider treating your pet to daycare and boarding while you’re busy planning this holiday. To view all PetSuites Spring Klein services, visit Klein.PetSuitesOfAmerica.com.
‘HOU-Ville’ puts H-Town spin on Dr. Seuss’ iconic ‘Whoville’ at new holiday exhibit downtown
HOUSTON – ‘HOU-Ville’ is putting it’s H-Town spin on Dr. Seuss’ iconic ‘Whoville’ in a brand-new exhibit Downtown this holiday season! This fun seasonal experience is a real-life *Houston version* of “Whoville,” where kids and adults are transported to a life-size whimsical holiday city. The holiday experience is open through December 23rd, where you will find installations, gingerbread houses, giant gifts, shops, Santa Claus, and much more. Proceeds from food and merch sales will go towards buying toys to be given back to the Houston community. For the best way to enter and park, they suggest using 511 Rusk St., which will take you right to their entrance.
Best Virtual Bets: Korean Film, Islamic Art, and Dickens Two Ways
Photo by John CarrithersWhat happens when you’re trying to stage A Christmas Carol and realize you have no Scrooge or Tiny Tim? The Islamic Arts Festival moves from its usual home in Spring to cyberspace this year when the Islamic Arts Society opens the seventh annual edition on Saturday, December 5. In Manual Cinema’s Christmas Carol , a woman stuck at home during lockdown attempts to put on her late husband's Christmas Carol puppet show for her family over Zoom. Register for the free virtual event here, and be sure to get your requests ready, because the pair will be accepting them in real time. DACAMERA’s virtual series with the Menil Collection will continue on Tuesday, December 8, at 7 p.m. with Cy Twombly and Music.houstonpress.com
7 tips to help you avoid being scammed while doing your holiday shopping online
Even though they look a little different, many people are starting to get their holiday shopping done. The FBI put out a list of tips that could help protect you from online scammers as you shop. Make sure the website is reputable before shopping or providing info like your credit card number. Be wary of social media posts (some posing as holiday promotions or contests) offering discounts, deals or free gifts cards/vouchers. Keep a close eye on your credit and bank statements to make sure no fraudulent charges are being made.
Racist letter targets Black Santa
(KARK/NBC News) – An Arkansas man’s response to a racist letter he received after installing a Black Santa inflatable in his yard is going viral. Chris Kennedy’s excitement for the holidays is mirrored in his North Little Rock front yard. I want kids to smile.”What puts a smile on many people’s face is an 8-foot-tall Black Santa that can’t be missed. Then on Monday, Kennedy received a letter he called racist, in which someone posing as “Santa” asked him to remove his Black Santa“Please remove your [racial slur] Santa. You should not try to deceive children into believing that I am a [racial slur] the letter states.
VIDEOS & PHOTOS: This what Galveston has looked like over Memorial Day weekend
Galveston officials prepared themselves for a busy beach weekend, anticipating many Houstonians to travel to the gulf coast for Memorial Day festivities. According to Galveston Island Beach Patrol Chief Peter Davis, the beach isnt as crowded as it has been in past years, Galveston County Daily News reports. Thank you all for your patience as our crews are working very hard for you during this busy Holiday weekend. pic.twitter.com/cqAotxs8Ds Alejandra Del Carmen Garza (@Alejand02080910) May 24, 2020Memorial day weekend - Galveston, Texas pic.twitter.com/YHvbzg4aZ7 Doug Hand (@DougHand8) May 23, 2020Went to the beach in Galveston today. mikk1of3 (@mikk1of3) May 24, 2020Keeping people off the beach in Galveston really helped Mother Nature pic.twitter.com/mlmHPXQhhb Jesse (@jessecastle) May 24, 2020
11/1: Russian passenger jet broke apart midflight over Egypt; Holiday shoppers expected to spend more money this year
Russia held a day of mourning today to commemorate the 224 victims who died when an airplane broke apart in midflight over Egypt; today marks the start of the holiday shopping season and the national retail federation predicts that shoppers will spend up to 3.7 percent more than they did last yearcbsnews.com
Musician carries on Billie Holiday's legacy
Billie Holiday would have turned 100 on Tuesday, prompting recognition from across the music world. Kenny Burrell, who played with Holiday, is among those helping to spread Holiday's legacy to a new generation of musicians. John Blackstone reports.cbsnews.com
Where to find last minute holiday deals
Where to find last minute holiday deals Time is running out, but there are still some sales and deals to help you finish your holiday shopping. Trae Bodge, Senior Editor at RetailMeNot.com, joined CBSN with tips on how to survive the last-minute shopping madness.cbsnews.com
12/19: Obama on Sony Pictures' "mistake"; Holiday sting operation story goes viral
12/19: Obama on Sony Pictures' "mistake"; Holiday sting operation story goes viral The FBI confirmed today that the communist North Korea government was behind the hack attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment. President Obama said today that the U.S. would respond while claiming that Sony made a "mistake" in pulling the film; and, Steve Hartman's story on a Secret Santa's act of kindness in Kansas City, Mo. has become an online sensation. Hartman revisits a story that has touched the hearts of millions.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: Women's retailers closing; Holiday parties declining
MoneyWatch: Women's retailers closing; Holiday parties declining Jewelry brand Lia Sophia announced that it is going out of business, and Delia's plans to file for bankruptcy. Also, 88 percent of companies will have a holiday party this year, down from 96 percent in 2013. Lauren Lyster reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
MoneyWatch: OPEC will not cut production; Holiday shopping season begins
MoneyWatch: OPEC will not cut production; Holiday shopping season begins OPEC ministers decided not to cut production and they will keep pumping out 30 million barrels of oil a day causing oil prices to plunge to another four-year low. Also, advice on how to get the best deals this Black Friday. Jill Wagner reports on the day's top MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever
Too soon for Santa? Holiday deals being offered earlier than ever Summer is not over until next week, but it is already beginning to look a lot like Christmas in retail stores around the country. "Adweek" executive editor Tony Case joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss what is behind the early holiday push.cbsnews.com