Find your perfect furry friend at Lost & Found’s Bark-N-Brunch
Houston Based Restaurant, Lost & Found is known for their indoor/ outdoor experience that consists of signature cuisine, drinks, and more. In March 2021, they launched an initiative that allowed their customers to dine in with their fur babies. Bark-N-Brunch allows guests to enjoy the vibes of the restaurant while their dogs enjoy pet-friendly activities, treats, and more.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, HPD’s Troy Finner among area officials launching programs designed to reduce crime
Judge Lina Hidalgo, Commissioner Rodney Ellis, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner and other public safety and health officials introduced two programs to reduce crime and improve community safety at an event on Monday.
In the return of Hyde Park’s 4th on 53rd celebration, families are just happy to be out
The annual parade was still on pause, but the park’s Fourth of July committee brought out carnival games, food trucks, art and music to bring an all-ages picnic to life after a year of social distancing.chicagotribune.com
Houston fans outraged after rapper Tekashi 69 refuses to take stage at concert
Sunday night at the Humble Civic Arena hundreds of fans packed inside hoping to see Tekashi 69. They waited, and waited, and waited. Then finally instead of the moment they’d all been waiting for, the lights were shut off and they were asked to leave.
Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce recognizes local businesses during Star Awards
The Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce held its Star Awards event, recognizing local achievement, at Dreamland on May 13. The event, which usually takes place every February, almost didn’t happen. In fact, it was canceled until members of the Chamber Board rallied together to put on the event for the community. [San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News San Marcos News, Sansanmarcosrecord.com
Florida’s DeSantis signs new voting restrictions into law, making the state the latest to add hurdles to the voting process
The Republican governor said the legislation is necessary to shore up public faith in elections. Critics said the restrictions on mail voting will make it harder for many Floridians to cast their ballots.washingtonpost.com
Kamp Houston organizes rodeo-themed event for the community
HOUSTON – Kamp Houston announced a rodeo-themed family-friendly weekend from Friday to Sunday kicking off March 26, 2021. The three-day event will feature rodeo-style food and drinks, carnival rides, bull riding, a petting zoo, BBQ cookoff and prizes, according to the organizers. The menu will feature a “Kamp Out” barbeque plate and seafood boil. The event will also feature local vendors selling merchandise and products. Guests are encouraged to take a rideshare option to get dropped off as parking is limited.
Kamp Houston to host rodeo-themed, family-friendly weekend
Kamp Houston is hosting a rodeo-themed family-friendly weekend from March 26 to March 28. HOUSTON – The rodeo must go on. A Houston restaurant and lounge, Kamp Houston, announced a rodeo-themed family-friendly weekend from Friday to Sunday. The menu will feature a “Kamp Out” barbeque plate and seafood boil. Kamp Houston is located at 6025 Westheimer Road in the Galleria area.
How much you need to invest each month to save $2 million by the time you turn 40
It can be hard to plan for an event that won't take place for decades. But when it comes to retirement, tucking money away early will lead to exponential growth in the future. If you want to save millions by the time you are 40, you'll need to put away a substantial amount of money as soon as you land your first job. Here's how much you will need to start investing every month to reach $2 million — broken down by your target age. More from Invest in You:How Walmart and other big companies are trying to recruit more teenage employeesAmericans are more in debt than ever and experts say 'money disorders' may be to blameHow much money do you need to retire?cnbc.com
Over 14 million Texans still don’t have safe drinking water in their homes
HOUSTON – More than 14 million Texans still do not have safe drinking water in their homes after a powerful winter storm burst pipes and knocked out power across the state this week. Toby Baker, executive director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, said the number of the state’s 7,000 public water systems affected by the winter storm has increased from Friday to 1,445, but the population affected by those water systems has dropped slightly to 14.3 million. He said about 156,000 homes have no water service at all, which is down from 352,000 reported Friday. Kidd said the state has also ordered 250,000 meals-ready-to-eat to be distributed with another 5 million meals on the way. Kidd said Texans can also help the state complete its damage assessment faster by completing an online form to report damage that their property has sustained.
American Heart Association taking annual ‘Heart Ball’ virtual this year
HOUSTON – February is National Heart Month, and the American Heart Association has a great way for Houstonians to get involved in their life-saving mission. Their annual (and very glamorous) ‘Heart Ball’ fundraising event is now set to be an exciting virtual experience this year, happening Thursday, February 11. Even though guests won’t be gathering all this year, they can dress up in ball gowns and tuxes - or cozy up in their loungewear and enjoy this signature event from the comfort of their own homes. His performance will deliver a message of hope, similar to that of his most recent performance at the 2021 Presidential Inauguration concert. Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with the Heart Ball chairs, Lisa and Jerry Simon about the big event.
Answers to the top 13 questions asked during our Ask 2 Town Hall on coronavirus vaccine
A panel of experts answers questions about the coronavirus vaccine during an Ask 2 Town Hall on Jan. 13, 2021. KPRC 2 is always working to get answers to your questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine. Imelda Garcia, associate commissioner of the Department of State Health Service and chair of the state’s Expert Vaccine Allocation Panel, explained. Dr. James McCarthy, of Memorial Hermann, said you should not get the COVID-19 vaccine while you are actively infected with the virus. Follow the latest coronavirus vaccine headlines and submit your questions about the vaccine at Click2Houston.com/vaccine.
Abbott says state moving to vaccinate Texans as quickly as possible
ARLINGTON, Texas – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday the state government is shifting priorities in an effort to get Texans vaccinated against the coronavirus as quickly as possible. Speaking at a mass-vaccination site in Arlington, Abbott said the state is moving from a smaller vaccination administration model to a hub model aimed at vaccinating thousands of people at larger sites. “It allows communities to have several locations capable of vaccinating thousands of people in a single day,” Abbott said. The governor said the state is also working to open sites aimed at administering the coronavirus antibody therapy to help people have shorter stays in a hospital.
Concordia University Chicago cuts 51 faculty and staff, closes 15 academic programs after ‘prioritization’ review
“It was a long and challenging process,” Dawn said during the event, which a Tribune reporter watched. “It involved people from a variety of areas across the institution. It involved a great deal of data. We actually had consultants come in and help us put together the data we would need in order to do a really thorough job of it.”chicagotribune.com
‘Sneakiest of viruses’: Officials urge vigilance as coronavirus vaccine arrives in Houston
HOUSTON – Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Monday that while the coronavirus vaccine has arrived in the city, people should remain vigilant to control the spread of the virus. He said an additional 745 cases were reported by the Houston Health Department on Monday, bringing the total number of cases in the city to 104,962. Dr. Lauren Hopkins, of the Houston Health Department, said the survey found that 13.5% of the people whose blood were tested for coronavirus antibodies were positive. Building confidence in the vaccinePersse said the technology used to create the coronavirus vaccine was originally developed 15 years ago when the SARS virus was prevalent. Turner encouraged hospitals who receive the vaccine to make the vaccination process transparent so that people can see the process.
AstroWorld Festival 2020 has been postponed, but Travis Scott says event will make a return in 2021
HOUSTON – With almost every event getting cancelled this year due to the pandemic, AstroWorld 2020 joins that list. However, Houston rapper Travis Scott, who brought his own AstroWorld festival to Houston’s NRG park since 2018 took to Twitter to announce the event will make a return in 2021. “See you next year at AstroWorld Fest 2021...can’t wait to turn the (expletive) up! Stay Safe!” the Twitter post read, captioned “THE PARTY NEVER ENDS.”This year’s event was supposed to take place Nov. 9, and the lineup has not been announced. Fans are encouraged to sign up for updates on the AstroWorld website.
Apple announces event for Nov. 10 where new Macs with Apple chips expected
Apple announced on Monday an event for Nov. 10 where it's expected to announce new Macs. The launch event will begin at 10 a.m. PT and will be livestreamed on Apple's website. Apple could launch a iMac desktop with a new design and laptops using Apple chips, according to a research note from TF Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo published earlier this year. Apple has held launch events in the two past months focusing on new Apple Watch and iPhone 12 models. In the quarter ending in June, Apple reported $9 billion in Mac sales, which was up 28% year-over-year.cnbc.com
Houstonians invited to participate in new Uptown lighting holiday video
HOUSTON – Uptown Houston is calling all Houstonians to participate in its new lighting holiday video this year. The annual lighting event will kick off the season on Facebook and other social media platforms on Thanksgiving. Participants are asked to complete the online form and upload photos and videos. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 4. Click here to participate.
Trump, Biden go at it -- from a distance -- in town halls
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden arrives to participate in a town hall with moderator ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. The presidential rivals took questions in different cities on different networks: Trump on NBC from Miami, Biden on ABC from Philadelphia. The town halls offered a different format for the two candidates to present themselves to voters, after the pair held a chaotic and combative first debate late last month. Trump was Trump. ReplaysYou can watch a replay of the two town halls below.
Local comedian Crystal Powell bringing the laughs to Houston for all-female comedy tour
HOUSTON – From small town Texas, to the bright lights of Hollywood, local comedian Crystal Powell has performed alongside some of the biggest names in comedy. Crystal grew up in Houston, splitting her time between here and LA. She got her start in comedy after losing her parents a young age, and then channeling her comedic talents to help herself (and others) heal. Crystal is currently on the all-female ‘Funny By Nature Comedy Tour,’ presented by Vivica A. Fox, which stops on Houston on Saturday, October 24th.
Coronavirus in Illinois updates: 2,630 new known COVID-19 cases and 42 additional deaths reported Wednesday as state surpasses six million total tests
On the day that President Donald Trump defiantly left the hospital where he was being treated for a coronavirus infection and returned to a White House that appears to be one of Washington’s most contagious hot spots, backers of the president in rural Pennsylvania showed no signs of questioning their own defiance of experts' advice on how to limit the virus’s spread.chicagotribune.com
Complaints fly after Park Ridge Republican organization’s event photos show unmasked attendees near one another
“I have been made aware of the event that was held at the Park Ridge Country Club yesterday morning,” he wrote. “This was not a city event, nor was city staff aware of the event until this morning. I have had a conversation with the city manager and have an email into the Park Ridge Country Club. Staff will be following up tomorrow morning to discuss what took place. I am as disappointed in the pictures of the event as those of you who have contacted me to share your anger.”chicagotribune.com
The Mayors Back 2 School Fest is going to look a little different this year. How to register or volunteer
HOUSTON With the coronavirus pandemic raging on, the Mayors Back 2 School Fest is going to look a little different this year. The event, which is being presented by Shell and is in partnership with the Houston Food Bank, is designed to help economically disadvantaged elementary school students and their families prepare for the school year. In a press conference earlier this week, Mayor Sylvester Turner said the event would be conducted as a drive-thru. While there is much uncertainty during this time, a critical need for assistance with basic school supplies, food, and personal protection equipment for students still remains, according to the website. Houstonians can register for the event and students will receive food, masks, backpacks and school supplies for free.
Hilton Americas Houston set to host its first big event since March
HOUSTON – The Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston is preparing for its first big event since the COVID-19 breakout in mid-March. The EventThe hotel is hosting an event for a group that’s having a dinner for 200 guests in one of its ballrooms. “We have taken every precaution -- from the kitchen to the dining room, making sure that our team members and our guests are safe,” said Jacques D’Rovencourt, the general manager of Hilton Americas. Precautions and safety measuresThe guests will be seated at the larger 72-inch banquet rounds, which will be spaced six feet apart. Hilton said it has consulted with medical experts at the Mayo Clinic and other industry experts to make sure Thursday night’s rollout is appropriate.
Ticketmaster, LiveNation backtrack, ease refund policy for postponed and rescheduled events
HOUSTON – Ticketmaster and its parent company LiveNation appear to be easing up and relaxing a stringent refund policy that stuck thousands of consumers with the cost of event tickets, even when the events were canceled on the originally scheduled date. We told you about Phyllis Bailey’s efforts to get a refund when the March concert she planned to attend was rescheduled for August. She wanted a refund instead, but Ticketmaster declined her request. Ticketmaster told her she wasn’t eligible for a refund because her tickets would “still be good” for the new show on March 24, 2022. For cancelled shows fans can choose to receive up to 150% of their ticket value as Concert Cash, and for rescheduled shows they will receive Concert Cash once they attend the new date.