Texas Tough: These women are making headlines in Tokyo
Simone Biles will compete. That’s the word from Japan regarding the elite gymnast from Spring. After withdrawing from several Olympic events due to a condition dubbed the ‘twisties’, a resilient Biles appears to be ready to compete on the balance beam. All-around champ Sunisa Lee is also in the beam line-up very early Tuesday morning.
Suni Lee looks to shine again, Houston women ready to compete in other events
Before we look to what’s on the Olympic line-up on this Saturday night in Houston, let’s fast forward to early tomorrow morning. Expect to wake up to a lot of spoilers if you sleep through the next gymnastics events in Tokyo.
Simone Manuel swims tonight, other Texans medal contenders this weekend
One of the Texans who became legendary at the 2016 Olympics is vying to prove she’s still at the top of her game TONIGHT! Sugar Land’s own Simone Manuel is swimming to secure a spot in the finals of the 50m free. While she was a late add to a bronze medal winning relay team, the 50m is how she punched her individual ticket to the Tokyo Games.
Why Gold Medalist Lydia Jacoby is MY hero!
The entry below is a portion of a daily blog being updated by KPRC 2′s team in Tokyo as they cover the Olympic Games and athletes with Texas connections. You’ll find all of their posts here: BLOG: KPRC 2′s team in Tokyo brings you their experiences at the Games
Will we see Simone Biles compete again in Tokyo? That’s the biggest question of the Games
The biggest shock of the Olympic Games remains Simone Biles leaving the team competition. This morning, we learned she would not compete in the individual All-Around events taking place Thursday in Tokyo either.
Swimming, gymnastics, and softball: Huge moments to watch at the Tokyo Games
Since it’s blazing hot in Houston, might we suggest staying inside tonight and watching what promises to be another exciting night at the Tokyo Olympics. Or if you don’t mind the heat, you can head down to Discovery Green for the largest Olympics Watch Party in Houston. Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley is there tonight and tomorrow. Other members of the KPRC 2 and Houston Life teams will be there throughout the week!
Here is what you need to know before buying a day pass to a luxury hotel or resort pool
Houstonians have even more options to vacation in our own city by purchasing day passes at resort hotels. But with our unpredictable weather, you need to know what could happen if the day you planned some fun in the sun is a washout. You’ve probably seen the ads on social media for ResortPass. The service lets you pay to spend the day and use the amenities at luxury hotels for as little as $30 a day. But one family found canceling a convoluted and confusing process.
No pool? No problem. Now you can rent one
There's nothing like diving into a cool swimming pool on a scorching hot summer day. Enter Swimply, the brainchild of 23-year-old entrepreneur Bunim Laskin, a website and app that matches swimmers with available swimming pools. "Owning a pool can be expensive, enjoying one doesn't have to be," said Laskin, Founder and CEO of Swimply, in a press release. Pool party planningThe process of finding a pool is simple; whether there's a pool available and nearby requires a little forbearance and flexibility. Pool rental averages $45 per hour, and depending on the pool, there are additional amenities available for an upcharge, like firepits, a sauna or even a tennis court.
Are public pools safe during the COVID-19 pandemic?
HOUSTON – Since the weather has been warm and beaches have opened, people have questioned the safety of swimming during the coronavirus pandemic. Public swimming pools fall under the governor’s plan to reopen businesses starting Friday if they operate at 25% capacity. Are pools safe? Plus, they said at the pool, proper operation and maintenance, including disinfection with chlorine, should inactivate the virus in the water. Can heat kill the virus?