KPRC 2 Investigates: The gaps in school safety and what educators need to close them
After eight students and two teachers were murdered at Santa Fe high school in 2018, state legislators passed more than a dozen laws. None of those laws prevented Uvalde and pressure is mounting for lawmakers to address lingering gaps in school security.
Girl power! Teenage girls train to be firefighters
You’ve heard about baseball camps, computer camps, and arts & crafts. For the first time ever, this week, Harris County firefighters are hosting an all-girls firefighter and EMS camp. Harris County ESD No. 48 Fire-EMS (HCESD48) hosted what they call, “Camp Spark.” The camp is free. Houston Life’s newest reporter Melanie Camp trained with the girls on Wednesday. You can watch more as soon as video of the experience can be processed.
Day 2 of secure school training with mock exercises underway at Stallworth Stadium
Keeping our schools safe is the priority at a two-day workshop where school communities will learn how to safely reunite students and parents during crisis situations. The training is happening at Stallworth Stadium, which is part of Goose Creek ISD.
PAW-some ways the whole family can have fun celebrating National Puppy Day
HOUSTON – National Puppy Day is a paw-some way for all dog parents to celebrate the unconditional love that puppies bring into this world. It’s also a day that helps to promote puppy adoptions. In honor of the holiday, we asked our friends at Believe in DOG Training in The Heights for some fun ideas on how to get involved with our pups for the special day. Watch as Lauren Kelly and ‘BID’ owner Stephanie Bennett have an Easter Egg Hunt with a few furry friends, that also helps with enrichment and nose work activity.
Watch Tex learn new tricks with Stephanie Bennett from Believe In Dog Training
Since Tex is one of the smartest dogs we know, we wanted to test his knowledge by trying to teach him two new tricks. Stephanie Bennett, owner of Believe in Dog Training, (and Texs favorite person btw!) Another suggestion: break down trick training exercises into small steps. Dogs learn more quickly and with less confusion when exercises are broken down into small steps. Always end the training session with success and while your dog still wants more, and practice, repetition, and patience are key.