Spooktacular! See photos of Houstonians' stunning Halloween décor
HOUSTON – The coronavirus pandemic is not stopping Houstonians from decorating for the holidays, including Halloween. Our KPRC 2 Facebook followers shared pictures of their spooky decorations from their home, some say it’s a way to bring joy to a horrible year. Facebook follower Tammy Williams shared this image of a Halloween-themed Christmas tree with an inflatable dragon. She said she has her up since August because she “needed much joy in the family this year." Pamela Torma decorated the outside of her home with a combination of fall and Halloween décor.
This is how Houstonians are celebrating the first day of fall
HOUSTON – Fall is here, Houston! Despite that Houston is still dealing with the effects of Tropical Storm Beta, at least there is one thing to look forward to as we enter a brand new season. From TV shows to the cool weather and even birthdays, here’s what some of our Houstonians on our KPRC 2 Facebook page are looking forward to on the first day of fall. Here’s what they said:“rainFALL for sure lol.. and my 40th birthday!” - Anne Cablitas Simsuangco“Everything, it is my favorite season. Cooler temps, leaves changing colors, nice wind, just want to spend every day outside (at a state park preferably).” - Elvisa Imamovic“Its time for boots and over sized sweaters!
Gladys Knight vs. Patti Labelle: What social media is saying about Sunday night’s ‘beautiful’ night on ‘Verzuz’
Sunday night’s episode of “Verzuz” brought back timeless memories and a bit of “Black girl magic” to the audience. The webcast quickly gathered a lot of talk on social media, especially to those “longtime” fans who followed both legends since their prime. Here’s what some social media users are saying about Sunday night’s “Verzuz” battle:Still on a high from last night’s @verzuzonline celebration! -Patti LaBelle #verzuz — Alexander Hardy (@chrisalexander_) September 14, 2020Also, the evolution of #Verzuz has been my favorite story arc of the 2020 season of Earth. — Leticia (@leticia_creates) September 14, 2020I missed Gladys & Patti last night 😔Who won?
Labor Day planning: This is what Houston said theyre doing in 2020
It will also be a hot weekend according to the weather forecast, so air-conditioning and swimming pool will be our best friend. Our KPRC 2 Facebook followers shared their Labor Day plans with us, which varies from staying safe at home to driving with family. Heres what they said:Chilling at home, too hot outside and we have to stay safe!! Perfect Labor Day for me. - Evan GalvanSame as it was for Memorial day and 4th of July. Staying healthy and maybe smoke some ribs. - Janice Green Roupe RougeauWhat do you plan to do for Labor Day weekend?
Video shows white woman spewing racial slurs at Asian postal worker during meltdown
A video is circulating on social media of a white woman spewing racist slurs toward an Asian employee at a Los Altos post office. The woman, seemingly having a meltdown and frustrated at the postal worker, was heard by customers saying the racist vitriol to the worker and then a second time before the woman left. A Twitter page called “Karens Going Wild by Pavel Paulinich” decided to post the video in hopes someone can identify the woman. Why are they referring to the woman as “Karen”? A “Karen” is a term used to generally describe an entitled white woman who uses her white privilege to make irritating demands, such as frequently requesting to “speak to the manager.”Watch the video below:
This is how Texans reacted to Gov. Abbott’s statewide mask mandate
Greg Abbott issued an executive order Thursday mandating face coverings statewide, bringing reactions from all over Texas. Some Texans took to social media to express their reactions towards the breaking news, while others responded to Gov. (@dremilyportermd) July 3, 2020the fact that ADULTS are literally throwing temper tantrums over wearing a mask is sad and the stupidest thing ever. #MaskUpTexas — -wear a mask- (@ash1eyyg) July 2, 2020That's great that Abbott finally got the hint and issued the order. — james (@jdleonard2000) July 2, 2020@GregAbbott_TXPlease retract your wrongful and illegal mask mandate here in Texas.
These are the insect spray products you recommended to help buzz off mosquitoes, other insects
Bugs are a major part of Houston summers and people usually have a preferred bug spray on hand. Im glad I dont have to spray smelly, sticky stuff on me anymore. Gotta evacuate the house when I spray though. - Ally SellersHot Shot Flying Insect spray (Home Depot)Home defense... Just moved to a new place need to spray this weekend. - Kenia MarrenoOrtho Home Defense Spray (Ortho)Bug barrier, in the blue spray bottle. I usually combine it with baits. - Marcel WormsleyRaid Max Bug Barrier Spray (Amazon)Several other followers recommend Avon Skin So Soft Bug Spray for a brief outing. Avon Skin So Soft Repellent (Avon)What is your go-to for bug spray?
Houstonians say these 11 places serve the best chocolate eclairs in the area
HOUSTON – Chocolate eclairs, a delectable sweet originated in France is popular among Houstonians. The oblong-shaped pastry was first invented in the 1860s and made their way to the U.S. and Canada soon after. In honor of National Chocolate Eclair Day, we asked our KPRC 2 Facebook and Instagram followers which places serve the best chocolate eclairs in Houston. Here’s what they recommended:Ooh La La Dessert Boutique (Multiple locations)Shipley’s Do-Nuts (Multiple locations)Three Brothers Bakery (Multiple locations)Kenny and Ziggy’s Delicatessen (2327 Post Oak, Houston)Moeller’s (4201 Bellaire, Houston)House of Pies (Multiple locations)La Madeleine French Cafe & Bakery (Multiple locations)Croissant-Brioche (2435 Rice, Houston)French Gourmet Bakery (2250 Westheimer, Houston)Phoenicia Greek Market (Multiple locations)H-E-B Central Market (3815 Westheimer, Houston)Did we miss any recommendations? Let us know in the comments below and we will add them to the list!
HEARTWARMING: Father’s Day gifts Houston dads won’t ever forget
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and everyone wants to give their dad a memorable gift, but are you stumped? Here are some sweet, heartwarming gifts Houstonians have given or received on Father’s Day. People say, ‘Good job!’ Job? His first breath took mine away!” - Facebook follower Preston LohmannWhat's the best gift you've ever given or received for Father's Day? Posted by KPRC2 / Click2Houston on Monday, June 15, 2020Do you remember what the best gift you’ve received on Father’s Day?
These are the places Houstonians plan to visit or have visited during the summer
Our KPRC 2 followers on Facebook and Instagram shared their summer plans with us and how they plan to do it safely. Surprisingly, according to Key, it was a little empty when she visited on Memorial Day weekend. Several Instagram followers pointed out the main image we shared on our account, which was Big Bend National Park. Looks beautiful! said Instagram follower dgvtx82. What are your summer plans?
Houstonians say these 5 places and chefs make the best devils food cake
HOUSTON In honor of National Devils Food Cake Day on Tuesday, we asked our social media followers where they find the best devils food cake in Houston. Heres what they recommended:Fluff Bake BarAddress: 1701 15th Street, HoustonWebsite: fluffbakebar.comMany of our Instagram followers praised Fluff Bake Bars Veruca Salt cake, which is a devils food cake topped with salted caramel buttercream and pretzel pieces, named after one of the characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.***SOLD OUT. *** WE MADE A FEW CAKES... 6 Veruca salt available ONLINE for pick up tomorrow. AshleyCakesAddress: 2032 TC Jester, HoustonWebsite: ashleycakeshouston.comRecommended by KPRC 2 Instagram follower @smpiccolo, AshleyCakes is located in the Heights and serves several chocolatey versions of cakes, including Devils Food. Chef MandersInstagram: chef_perezamandaSeveral KPRC 2 Instagram followers praised Chef Manders for her cakes, including @jessicaleal1995, who gives her three thumbs up.
Heres what Texans are saying now that summer camps, daycares, and youth programs will be open
Summer camps, youth camps and little league programs can begin May 31. In-person summer school can begin June 1The news on summer camps, childcare and summer school have prompted both positive and negative reactions from Texans on social media. Heres what they had to say:Texas allowing summer camps and childcare to be open is wild. Summer camps and Vacation Bible Schools back open. DSK (@dscamardo) May 18, 2020Texas: lets close schools to prevent the spread of covid-19Also Texas: lets have summer camps for kids!
These items are hard to find at local grocery stores, according to Houstonians
HOUSTON – Toilet paper, hand sanitizer and Clorox wipes. These are some of the most off-the-shelf items people are demanding to purchase amid the coronavirus pandemic. But some of these items and others are becoming hard to find at grocery stores nationwide. Even ordering these items online have been impossible, too. We asked our KPRC Channel 2 Facebook followers what items are the most difficult to find at grocery stores in the Houston area.
This is how Houstonians and Texans are reacting to Gov. Greg Abbott’s announcement on reopening Texas
so, the class of 2020 in texas will not be having our graduation because school has been postponed for the rest of the year. so long as i get my diploma i'll be okay. this'll be a story for folks for years to come. i want that diploma. I WANT THAT DIPLOMA.
GALLERY: Houstonians dusted off their photo albums and shared these great prom photos from the past
Check out some of the images below:Judy Bryan shares a prom picture of her youngest daughter a few years back. (Judy Bryan/Facebook)Facebook follower Judy Bryan shares a prom picture of her youngest daughter from a few years back. (Jansen Hicks/Facebook)Jansen Hicks’s daughter fixed her prom picture to replace her date with a photo of her father. Here’s a prom picture from 1968! Gerard Jerry Roddy Resseque says he’s still married to his wife, who was also his prom date.
Ask 2: Why does Texas still have a liquor blue law?
Question: Why does Texas still have a liquor blue law? In 1985, when 43 states repealed blue laws, Texas and six other states didn't; Texas kept laws which prohibited the sale of two things: cars and liquor. Currently, there are 28 states which emplace some variation of blue laws. Also in Texas, liquor stores are closed on Sunday but products can still be purchased at restaurants, bars, grocery stores, etc, after noon. On the bright side, if you urgently needed new pots and pans or a washing machine, blue laws are no longer stopping you from buying them on a Sunday.
Ask 2: Why do gas stations sell single-servings of alcoholic beverages on ice at the register?
HOUSTON – As part of KPRC's Ask 2, we've invited you to ask us questions about Houston that you've wondered about, and we will try to hunt down the answer for you. Question: "Why are gas stations down here allowed to sell single serve alcohol, beer etc right by register on ice?" There is not a law prohibiting the sale of alcoholic beverages on ice, regardless if it's at gas station, liquor, convenience or grocery store. Additionally, retailers who sell alcohol are trained (and expected) to decline sales which could endanger public safety, such as selling alcohol to a person who is already intoxicated." If you want to Ask 2 about all things Houston, you can send us your question as well, and we will try to find you the answer.
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?
6 Texas destinations where you can experience this year’s fall foliage
Houstonians often feel like we are lacking a fall compared to those in the north and the Midwest, and while this is definitely still true with our higher temperatures, there are a few Texas destinations you can visit to see the autumn leaves firsthand.
Houston brunches: Most recommended brunch spots throughout Houston area
HOUSTON – We asked KPRC viewers for their favorite Houston brunch spots, and they answered. According to KPRC viewers:B&B Butchers & Restaurant 1814 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007B.B. Lemon Multiple locationsBenjy’s 2424 Dunstan, Houston, TX 77005Black Walnut Cafe Multiple locationsCadillac Bar 1802 Shepherd, Houston, TX 77007Cheesecake Factory Multiple locationsChurrasco's Multiple locationsEggcelence Cafe Multiple locationsFederal Grill 510 Shepherd Dr., Houston, TX 77007First Watch Multiple locationsHungry’s Multiple locationsMaggiano’s Little Italy Multiple locationsPhil and Derek’s 1701 Webster Street, E2, Houston, TX 77003“Phil and Derek's on Webster. Best brunch in Houston and with excellent music.” - Leveek JohnicanRed Oak Cafe Multiple locationsSnooze: an AM Eatery Multiple locationsTapesters Grill 4520 Beechnut St. Houston, TX 77096“Small place, good food!” - Leticia GuerreroThe Egg & I 10603 W Sam Houston Parkway North, Ste. R-1, Houston, TX 77064The Rustic 1836 Polk St. Houston, TX 77003 “I’ve heard The Rustic has a great brunch.” - Kate CookThe Toasted Yolk Multiple locations“Toasted Yolk is fantastic.
List of Houstons 45 missing children: See their faces, bring them home
Published: May 15, 2019, 10:01 am Updated: May 25, 2020, 12:00 pmHOUSTON As of this writing, 45 children are missing from the city of Houston. The details of the cases listed on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are not listed on its website. See photos of some of the missing children whose pictures appear on the NCMEC website. Full Screen 1 / 45 Missing Since May 21, 2020, Missing From Houston, TX, Age Now: 14The information about the missing children were provided by the NCMEC. To read more about the missing children whose photos are not featured, go to the NCMEC website.
This is where KPRC viewers suggest the best bagels are baked in Houston
HOUSTON – Bagels are a beloved breakfast staple, but where can you find Houston’s best? That’s the question we put to KPRC viewers, and they answered. Here are the places KPRC viewers mentioned repeatedly in our social media posts asking for recommendations. Where do you get the best bagels in the #Houston area? Katy, TX 77450 Kingwood Bagel & Sandwich, 2855 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Humble, TX 77339 Golden Bagels & Coffee, 3119 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007 Three Brothers Bakery, 4036 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston TX 77025 Jersey Bagels, Fir Woods Lane Cypress, Texas 77429 The Hot Bagel Shop, 2015 S Shepherd Dr #900, Houston, TX 77019