Alief ISD Board of Trustees approves starting teacher salary of $60,000 and $2,000 supplement for all employees
Alief Independent School District Board of Trustees approved a starting salary of $60,000, a $2,000 supplement for returning employees and a $500 step increase for teacher paygrade positions during Monday’s board meeting.
1 of 3 suspects caught crawling from underneath vehicle during catalytic converter theft in East Downtown Houston, deputies say
A suspect was caught red-handed by a Harris County deputy in the middle of stealing a catalytic converter in East Downtown Houston, according to Harris County Pct. 4 deputies.
Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers, NBC News reports
From a secluded spot in her high school library, a 17-year-old girl spoke softly into her cellphone, worried that someone might overhear her say the things she’d hidden from her parents for years. They don’t know she’s queer, the student told a reporter, and given their past comments about homosexuality’s being a sin, she’s long feared they would learn her secret if they saw what she reads in the library.
Portable generators poison thousands of people a year. The U.S. has failed to force safety changes.
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Illinois — a major feeder to the Gulf of Mexico dead zone — falls behind federal goal to reduce phosphorus and nitrogen flowing into its waterways
While sewage plants have reduced contributions to waterways through permits, addressing pollution from farms largely depends on voluntary efforts.chicagotribune.com
🔒FULL INTERVIEW: HISD’s Millard House II goes 1-on-1 with KPRC 2′s Zach Lashway about his first 100 days as superintendent
Recently, Houston Independent School District’s leader Millard House II passed his first 100 days as superintendent. KPRC 2 Zach Lashway sat down with House for a thorough interview reflecting on those 100 days.
Advocacy group speaks out after they say viral video shows student ‘savagely beaten’ in HISD campus cafeteria
An advocacy group held a news conference Friday on behalf of a Sterling High School student who they say was “savagely beaten” in the campus cafeteria. The incident was captured in a video that went viral.
Learning about fitness can help provide direction when exercising
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Tennessee resumes most vaccine outreach to minors paused after GOP backlash
Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey said in a news conference that the state would restart its outreach recommending vaccines for children and teens, which includes offering the vaccine at events on school property as early as next week.washingtonpost.com
Federal prosecutors investigating Cook County land bank, deals involving former employee: records
Federal prosecutors last month subpoenaed the Cook County Land Bank Authority for records as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into the program, which was formed to promote economic development in blighted communities that’s also been the subject of controversy. The subpoena sent May 21 requested records involving the sale of 24 properties by the land bank as well as emails and other records relating to Mustafaa Saleh, the agency’s former senior asset manager, records released in response to a Tribune Freedom of Information Act request show.chicagotribune.com
Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020
Yes, there WAS good news coming out of 2020 The pandemic offered an opportunity for advances in science and technology to help see us through a troubling time. Correspondent David Pogue reminds us of some of the often-overshadowed bright spots of the past year.cbsnews.com
Open Carry Texas plans rally to teach Ector County Sheriff a lesson after several members arrested
ODESSA, Texas After six members of a Facebook group called Open Carry Texas were arrested for openly carrying weapons outside a bar, the group posted a video indicating the members would travel to Odessa to teach Ector County Sheriff Mike Griffis a lesson, the Midland Reporter-Telegram reported. Vice President David Amad said the group will organize a rally on June 6 according to a YouTube video posted on the Open Carry Texas channel. This guy needs a lesson, Amad said in his YouTube video. Griffis arrested the six members along with the bar owner and her employee. The arrests led to an extensive debate on social media and death threats directed at the Sheriff.
Think you know your military battle history? See your rank on this quiz
Even though every day is one to recognize those who have served our country, Memorial Day rightfully highlights the sacrifices military personnel have made for centuries. Its also a good opportunity to revisit interesting tidbits of past battles, some of which are in the quiz below. Think you can rank high when it comes to knowledge of past military battles? Then try your hand at our quiz.
These are the best nachos spots in Houston, as shared by KPRC 2 viewers
HOUSTON Nachos are one of the joys of living, but where can you get the best offering in the Houston area? KPRC 2 asked on social media and viewers answered with their recommendations and there were many. Where do you get the best nachos in the Houston area? Let us know and we'll put a list together of the best spots. Aguirres27727 Tomball Parkway, Tomball, TX 77375Alma Latina2203 N Shepherd Dr. Houston Texas 77008Taqueria ArandasMultiple locationsBodegas Taco Shop1200 Binz #160 Houston, TX 77004ChachosMultiple locationsCheddarsMultiple locationsChuysMultiple locationsEl JimadorMultiple locationsGoode Company Taqueria4902 Kirby DriveGriffs3416 Roseland St, Houston, TX 77006GringosMultiple locationsHarris County Smokehouse 19811 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77065Jaxs GrillMultiple locationsLas Ventanas Restaurant14555 Grisby Rd, Houston, TX 77079Luckys Pub Multiple locationsMolinas Cantina Multiple locationsNacho Nachos 1330 Broadway Street Pearland, TexasNinfas on Navigation2704 Navigation Blvd Houston, TX 77003PappasitosMultiple locationsRanchito6873 S. Gessner Houston, TX 77036Soulfood Vegan2901 Emancipation Ave Houston, TX 77004Taqueria Tepatitlan 4720 North Main St. Houston TX 77009Where would you add to our list?
Crane crashes down at high-rise hotel site in New Orleans
EMBED >More News Videos Louisiana Governor gives update on building collapse in New OrleansNEW ORLEANS, Louisiana -- One person is dead and three others are unaccounted for after a large portion of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans suddenly collapsed.News outlets report several construction workers had to run to safety Saturday as the hotel, which has been under construction for the last several months, came crashing down.It was not immediately clear what caused the collapse.Upper floors began to fall on top of each other before one side of the building fell to the ground below.WWL-TV aired and tweeted a viewer's dramatic video of the collapse.The hotel was scheduled to open in the spring.abc13.com
High water being reported on Houston-area roads
Heavy downpours and severe thunderstorms have brought flooding rains to parts of the Houston region. Here is a look at high water reports from across Southeast Texas. Houston TranStar reported high water in the following locations as of 3:20 p.m. Friday:45 NORTH Northbound After N MAIN ST Right Shoulder, Right Lane, Center LaneVerified at 3:48 PM todayIH-45 Southbound At SH 96/CALDER/BRITTANY BAY in Galveston County 3 Frontage Road Lanes Verified at 5:01 PM todayUS-90 ALTERNATE Westbound At FM 3155/Collins Rd in Fort Bend County All Mainlanes Verified at 5:11 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWY Exit RampVerified at 2:57 PM today ed at 3:48 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Northbound At SPENCER HWY Exit Ramp Verified at 2:57 PM todayEAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound At SH-225 Exit Ramp Verified at 3:56 PM todaySH-225 Eastbound At RICHEY ST All Mainlanes Verified at 4:33 PM todaySH-225 Westbound At RICHEY ST All Mainlanes Verified at 4:27 PM todayClick here to see the levels of creeks, streams and rivers in Harris County.
Florida man tied up wife's lover, cut off penis with scissors, deputies say
BELL, Florida -- Authorities say a Florida man held his wife's lover at gunpoint and cut off the man's penis before fleeing with the flailing appendage.News outlets report 49-year-old Alex Bonilla was arrested hours later on charges including aggravated assault.The Gilchrist County Sheriff's Office released a statement Tuesday that said Bonilla broke into his neighbor's home Sunday, tied the neighbor up and mutilated his genitals with scissors.Deputies say the victim told authorities that Bonilla then took the severed penis and fled across the street to his own house.Deputies say the motive still is under investigation, though an arrest report says Bonilla caught his wife and the victim having sex in May.The victim was hospitalized.abc13.com
Why did it take so long for Fathers Day to be created?
So, what on earth took so long for Fathers Day to be a recognized event in the United States? The federal government certainly was opposed to the official creation of Fathers Day for the longest time, despite numerous initial attempts to have a Fathers Day established. For decades, Congress rejected attempts to make Fathers Day an official holiday, but slowly, over that time, that sentiment changed as the role of fathers evolved. According to the National Retail Federation, roughly $15 billion was spent on Fathers Day in 2018. No doubt, Fathers Day has come a long way from its surprising decades of resistance.