Live like Darian: What if teen’s simple acts of kindness could change the world?
Darian Locklear will be remembered as many things: bright, warm, kind, athletic and beautiful. But she was shy, too. Or as her mother phrased it with a laugh, “just a little socially awkward.” Even as a teenager, Darian was uncomfortable doing things like ordering at a restaurant.
These engagement-style photos of elderly couples will make you smile, guaranteed
A London-based photographer specializes in engagement-style photos of elderly couples, and the results are simply stunning. But also when I started to volunteer for this beautiful charity in the UK (called) Contact The Elderly,” Setia said. That’s what I love capturing about them.”Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographySee? Setia told CTV that it’s really funny to see the elderly couples’ reactions, when she asks to shoot photos of them. Photo used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyPhoto used with permission from Sujata Setia: But Natural PhotographyAll photos copyright Sujata Setia/But Natural Photography[ READ NEXT: A woman posted online for a man needing a friend.
What to watch on Netflix with your kids: 7 fresh ideas
We asked around for some of the best parent-endorsed picks when it comes to Netflix offerings. So, not only are you providing good entertainment for your kids, but you’re instilling a love of classic rock, as well. Although this one isn’t new or new to Netflix, we were surprised just how many parents hadn’t seen this one yet. "Masha and the Bear""My kids think this is the funniest show ever," one father of three said. I’m not suggesting you plop your kids down in front of a screen all day -- or even every day.
Is Texas a state that is making racial progress? This is where a new study ranks the Lone Star State.
HOUSTON – The Lone Star State ranked as America’s second-highest state with the most racial progress, according to a new study by WalletHub -- a personal finance website. WalletHub’s study compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia to determine the most racially-integrated states and those that have achieved the most racial progress over time using four distinct key factors including employment and wealth, education, social and civic engagement, and health. Here are the country’s top 10 states with the most racial progress, according to the standings:Wyoming Texas Mississippi Georgia New Jersey New Mexico Florida North Carolina South Carolina IdahoDrag your mouse over the map below to see where each state ranked on the racial progress list. 4 in WalletHub’s list of most racially integrated states, behind Wyoming, Hawaii and New Mexico. WalletHub said that the harsh realities of racial segregation and discrimination are no longer as visible in America as they once were -- but they persist.
They’re engaged! Alex Bregman proposes to girlfriend during Colorado trip
HOUSTON – The off-season is often when Houston Astros players get engaged or hitched to their significant others. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman continued the tradition, getting engaged to now-fiancee, Reagan Howard on a family trip to Colorado. Instagram posts from Howard and Jessie Bregman, sister of the Astros star, show the smiling couple along with family members during a trip to Aspen. Reagan Howard shares her engagement with Astros player Alex Bregman via Instagram. Crane said Bregman was busy with personal stuff in Colorado that we’d all be reading about soon.
They can’t ‘Let It Go’: 'Haunted’ Elsa doll returns to Houston family after being thrown out multiple times
But not the doll at least.”On Christmas of 2013, a Houston-area girl was gifted an Elsa doll, and all was well -- until it wasn’t.
In December 2019, the family decided to get rid of the doll; however, Elsa wasn’t going to let this family go.
Despite throwing it out in the trash, the family found the doll inside of a bench in their living room, weeks later.
Today Aurélia says, ‘Mom, I saw the Elsa doll again in the backyard.’
Oscar Meyer searches for next Wienermobile drivers
Did you dream of driving the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile as a kid? Oscar Meyer is searching for its next set of Wienermobile drivers to hold a one-year position with the company, beginning June 2019. The Wienermobile became an iconic symbol for Oscar Meyer after debuting in 1936. "Hotdoggers,” drivers of one of six Wienermobiles, will travel coast to coast representing the company by doing media interviews, charity events and more along the way. Oscar Meyer wants individuals with a BA or BS in communications, PR and/or marketing degrees, but anyone can apply.
VIDEO: Kid plays rock-paper-scissors with Houston tarmac worker through plane window
HOUSTON – A family traveling from Houston witnessed the youngest sibling make fast friends with an airline employee at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Awaiting takeoff, 9-year-old Dominik Lulgjuraj who was sitting near the window initiated a game of rock-paper-scissors with the ramp agent Hugo Salazar outside of the plane. The employee tucked his florescent batons away in his pockets and started to play along with Dominik. They played about 10 rounds before, “(The employee) stopped, because he had to guide the plane again,” Dominik said. Dominik and Francina’s dad, KPRC 2 executive producer Steve Ljuljdjuraj also shared the video attached to this story on his Twitter account.
Ask 2: How do we know when the water wall by Galleria isn’t operating?
Question: “I have made several trips to see the water wall at the Williams Tower and each time the water was shut off. Is there any way to know when the Water Wall is operational and when it isn’t?”The water wall located on Post Oak Blvd. It’s understandable why one would want to know in advance whether or not the water was running, because when it isn’t, it’s definitely not an appealing background. Rules online state no one should visit the park outside of operating hours. Visitors can call (713) 850-8841 in advance, if they want to confirm the water wall is operating.
Distracted driver spotted playing trumpet behind the wheel
(KSL/NBC News) Out on the interstate, we all see drivers distracted behind the wheel with their phones, food, and personal grooming. Still, most of us have probably never seen anybody playing an instrument behind the wheel, until today. 13-year-old Brynlee Eggett and her older sister shot video of a man playing a trumpet while driving with their family on I-15 in Utah County. “It’s a very unsafe thing to be doing behind the wheel of a moving vehicle,” said Sgt. But, unless he’s speeding or committing another moving violation, he’s not breaking the Utah careless driving law.
KFC is selling a chicken-scented fire log to warm your drumsticks this holiday season
In a partnership with artificial fire log company Enviro-Log, Kentucky Fried Chicken is offering what's sure to be the hottest commodity of the season -- a hunk of flammable, chicken-scented bliss otherwise known as the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog. You don't even have to go flying out of the front door to get your hands on the bizarre, flaming mass. So, of course, they could not resist giving the people what they obviously want for a second year in a row. "Since selling out last year, we have received weekly calls from hopeful fans wanting to get their hands on the 11 Herbs & Spices Firelog," said Ross McRoy, president and founder of Enviro-Log. You may never have to leave the house this winter with this succulent duo!
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.
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 Fire Department accepting applications for new trainees
HOUSTON – The Houston Fire Department is accepting applications for new firefighter trainees, according to a department release. The release comes with Proposition B, the measure approved by voters last November to pay firefighters the same as police officers of the same or equivalent rank, on hold after a judge declared it unconstitutional in May. Houston city leaders and the Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association are in the midst of court-ordered mediation to resolve the impasse over Proposition B. The release lists requirements any new applicants must possess in order to qualify for a position.
Floatable wine glasses exist and we can all die happy now
Well, dear reader, let us introduce you to the floatable wine glass that is here to solve all your problems. The company the Beach Glass has perfected outdoor drinking with the reusable and sustainable floating wine glass. The best part about the wine glasses is that they also double as fantastic glasses while drinking on a beach or next to a bonfire. The supermarket Aldi sells their own version of floating wine glasses (plus a bunch of other summer essentials you'll want to check out) that are pretty inexpensive. Now go forth and get all the floatable wine glasses your heart desires.
10 non-kitchen items you'd never think to put in the dishwasher
There are numerous other non-kitchen items that can best be cleaned in a dishwasher, maybe making it the most valuable cleaning appliance of them all. But as long as that is done, plastic hairbrushes and combs can be cleaned easily in a dishwasher. Well, as long as they are plastic, steel or aluminum, a dishwasher does a great job of cleaning them. But things like shin guards, mouth guards and knee pads can all be cleaned beautifully in the top rack of a dishwasher. Are there any other non-kitchen items that we missed that can also be cleaned effectively in a dishwasher?
Do you look like your father or son? Share your photos for Father's Day
HOUSTON – Father's Day is here and we want to see your photos. Dads, do your sons look just like you? Sons, are you a dead ringer for your dad? Share your photos with us through the Second Street platform below. And Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!
Why some couples are getting a 'sleep divorce' -- could it work for you?
Have you ever heard the term "sleep divorce," or "sleep divorced"? It's when the two people in the marriage sleep separately from one another, and it could be for a variety of reasons. So in order to solve those issues, and believe it or not, ENHANCE the relationship or marriage, couples are deciding to sleep separately. If fact, some proponents say that getting better sleep by sleeping separately actually helps in that area, since a lack of sleep can lead to more frustration and anger directed at your partner. According to an article on kidspot.com/au, New York couples therapist Tamara Green said sleep divorces has saved the love lives of many couples.
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
Police called after little boy gets stuck in toy
FORT LEE, NJ – A 20-month-old boy got stuck in a square-shaped toy designed to hold different shaped blocks, not a child's body. Police in New Jersey were called to the home of little Luca Choe, when the child got wedged inside the small box for blocks. "It was a priceless expression on his face, He looked a little bit embarrassed about the situation," said Sgt. Rick Hernandez of the Fort Lee Police Department. The police officer, with permission from the mother, was able to break the toy and free the toddler.
Police dog just didn't care for snow boots
RAPID CITY, S.D. – It's December and that means the weather can be fierce, especially in South Dakota. That's why members of the Rapid City Police Department decided to buy new snow boots for one of its team members, a police dog. Officers can be heard encouraging Jary, who eventually seemed to get the hang of his paw wear. If you take them out into the elements, make sure they're properly bundled up.
Memes, GIFS poke fun at crazy Texas weather
SAN ANTONIO – With ice and rain forcing road and business closures across the city, the GIFS and memes mocking Texas weather were inevitable. Check out the tweets below for a little Texas weather humor:#AyDiosFrio18 Lol can't believe Texas is making this trending. pic.twitter.com/lSbWpvSBbe — Cami🖤💟👽🏳️ (@SepticGirl14J) January 16, 2018For all those who are planning to work tomorrow in Central and Southeast Texas, please drive slowly and safely. @TexasHumor pic.twitter.com/GneCrFk3sp — Tim Morrow 🐾 (@MananaZoo) January 16, 2018trying to decide if i should do this hw, Texas weather what’s the move? pic.twitter.com/Z04ilxg99K — Devonte from TSU (@TheCalebGuap) January 16, 2018Includes Fort Bend County - The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for southeast Texas in effect from 3 a.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday.
Dog freezes to death at rescue office door
DETROIT – Security cameras showed the moment a man dropped a dog off outside Detroit Dog Rescue's office before it was discovered frozen to death Tuesday morning. The man was seen walking across the street and dropping off the Pomeranian mix in a cage. The dog's toenails were overgrown and the animal had fleas that were frozen to its body. "Every part of this dog was frozen. We are just sending a reminder warning that it's too cold to leave your dog outside for any length of time," DDR Executive Director Kristina Rinaldi said.
A new reason to breastfeed your child
Breast milk is often called “liquid gold” for its health and nutritional benefits to infants. “It’s the most natural thing you can do for your child. It’s the healthiest choice you can make for the child and for the mom.” Foster told Ivanhoe. The stool samples showed that babies who were exclusively breast fed had fewer stomach aches and colic when they transitioned to solid foods than babies who were fed breast milk and formula. The microbiomes of exclusively breastfed babies tended to be less diverse and were dominated by a type of bacteria considered beneficial for digestion.