Inside the Rehearsal Room of ‘American Mariachi’
Family, love, and tradition are at the core of a heartwarming play that hits the stage at the Alley Theatre. 'American Mariachi' opens September 22 and runs through October 22. In a time when women could not be mariachi's Luca and her cousin break the mold showing the power of music to celebrate, honor, and heal. Mel Camp takes us inside the rehearsal room of 'American Mariachi'.
Army Veteran Michael Tovar Injured his Back While Serving in the Military this Treatment Helped Him Find Relief
After injuring his back while serving in the military, Army Veteran Michael Tovar battled near debilitating pain. Then, with thanks to the team at AK Pain & Spine, he discovered a treatment that helped him get his life back.
Celebrating Our Big Game Coverage at an Epic Pep Rally at George Bush High School!
KPRC 2 Sports Director Randy McIlvoy and Houston Life's Melanie Camp give you the low down on what you need to know about KPRC 2's Big Game Coverage...with a little help from their friends at George Bush High School. Watch the pep rally and find out how to stream 150 High School games FREE this fall. Click2Houston.com/BGC is your home for High School Sports!
We Love Teachers! Watch Houston Life Surprise Deepwater Elementary School Teacher Mr. Barry Smith
WE LOVE TEACHERS! Houston Life and KPRC 2 are teaming up with our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union to honor amazing educators all over Houston. Watch us surprise Deepwater Elementary School Teacher, Mr. smith, in the school hallway while he was helping students back to school in the video above.
We Love Teachers! Watch Houston Life Surprise Tomball Memorial High School Teacher Ms. Canita Lee
WE LOVE TEACHERS! Houston Life and KPRC 2 are teaming up with our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union to honor amazing educators all over Houston. Watch us surprise Ms. Lee from Tomball Memorial High School as she is teaching a class in the video above.
We Love Teachers! Watch Houston Life Surprise Walnut Bend Elementary Teacher and Counselor Ms. Melodie Musgrove
WE LOVE TEACHERS! Houston Life and KPRC 2 are teaming up with our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union to honor amazing educators all over Houston. Watch us surprise Ms. Musgrove from Walnut Bend Elementary as she was setting up her new office the video above.
We Love Teachers! Watch Houston Life Surprise Hodges Bend Middle School ESL Teacher Dr. Butiko
All this week Houston Life and KPRC 2 are teaming up with our friends at Shell Federal Credit Union to honor amazing educators all over Houston. Watch the video above to see how surprised Hodges Bend Middle School ESL Teacher Dr. Butiko was when we burst into her classroom to thank her for her hard work!
Want to Be in the HGO’s Sound of Music? Learn About Auditions Here
Single tickets for all HGO productions are now on sale. It is going to be an amazing six-opera season including The Sound of Music. Learn about auditions and more. Houston Life's Melanie Camp spoke with Conductor Richard Bado at The Wortham Theatre Center.
Tired, Sore, and Swollen Legs? You Could have Vein Disease. Learn About How One Houston Woman Found Relief
Norma Lindquist thought the pain she felt in her legs after a day at work was a sign of getting old. However, after a visit to Reincke Vein Center in Sugar Land she learned her discomfort was caused by vein disease and there was a treatment that could provide relief.
The Lone Star College Registration Festival is Designed to Set Students Up for Success
College registration can be a really daunting process, which is why Lone Star College has come up with a way for students to kickstart their college career. The Lone Star College Registration Festival is designed to help students and their families navigate the registration process. Events include help with advising, financial aid assistance, campus tours, and more. This week long event will take place at all 8 Lone Star College Campuses Aug. 5 - Aug. 12.
Stop Your Back Pain and Get Your Life Back
There is a team in town who have made it their mission to turn off pain. No matter where you Hurt. “The first time that I came in, it was because of, I call it the psychotic nerve not the sciatic. I was taking 20 to 25 ibuprofen in a day. So it wouldn’t hurt. And I said, we got to do something,” said Allen Hadley. Allen found the interventional solutions for pain management available at AK Pain & Spine have made all the difference.
The Heights are Alive with the Sound of Music
You are never too young or too old to learn and instrument. Vivaldi Music Academy has been bringing the joy of music to peoples lives for a full decade now. With seven locations across the country, including six in Texas, their new location in The Heights is an exciting expansion that brings an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to learn an instrument.
New Local Autism Resources Helping Families Find Fun in Therapy
Anita Lomax is driven to help families who have a young child on the autism spectrum. As a Board Certified Behavior Analyst and Co-owner of Autism Therapy Services, Lomax is dedicating her new space in Missouri City to help open up the world to children with Autism.
Detecting Hidden Disease Inside Your Body with a Simple Scan
"At Advanced Body Scan, we have proven that early detection saves lives," said Advanced Body Scan founder Steve Marler. In over a decade of doing full body scans the clinic has discovered the early signs of two of the most deadly disease, heart disease and cancer in thousands of people. The earlier you detect disease the sooner you can start treatment. Houston Life's Melanie Camp went to Advanced Body Scan in Bellaire to find out more.
These Granny Basketball League Players Prove it is Never Too Late to Get in the Game
It is never to late to get in the game. Once a week, a group of local ladies from the Texas 2 Steps meet at Peet Junior High School in Conroe to train for games in the Granny Basketball League. Houston Life's Melanie Camp turned up to training to find out more.
SNEEK PEEK! Crashing Rehearsals at The Alley Theatre to Catch a First Listen to a Song from Cowboy Bob: An Infamous New Musical
Cowboy Bob: An Infamous New Musical runs March 3-26 at the Alley Theatre in Houston. Houston Life's Melanie Camp showed up to the Alley's rehearsal hall for a sneak peak and first listen.
This Simple Solution Can Transform Any Room in Your Home and it is Easier than any DIY Job
Transform any room in your home in just one day! The solution is as simple as changing up your flooring with 50 Floor. Use the promo code HOUSTON LIFE you will save even more with $100 off your order and 60% off all carpet, vinyl, hardwood, tile and laminate.
How a Simple Smile Can Change Your Life Melanie Camp Meets the Dentist Making Amazing Transformations
Ten years into his career, Dr. James Amaning knows firsthand how something as simple as fixing a smile can change a life. “It is such a rush for me when I hear my patients telling me their stories about their life changing experiences after have a new smile and ability to be able to do the things they always wanted to do,” Dr. Amaning told Houston Life correspondent Melanie Camp.
K9 Officer Nate Knocks Mel Camp Off Her Feet
The Houston Police Department are offering a $10,000 incentive to start your new career. Through June 30, 2024 current and future cadets are eligible for up to $10,000 in incentive pay. Houston Life's Melanie Camp headed out to HPD K9 HQ and met up with Office Nate, who might also be just as good an incentive to join the force.
More Than Meats the Pie! Sampling a Few Mouthfuls of Some Different Kinds of Pies Including an Aussie Staple, The Meat Pie
While any day is good when pies are involved on National Pie Day you have an excuse to eat all the pies and the Houston Life team did just that! From pecan to pizza to an Aussie Staple, the meat pie, Melanie Camp arranged a few samples for Lauren Kelly and Derrick Shore to dig into.
The XFL Season Opener is Feb 18 Why You Need to Be at the Game
The Houston Roughnecks play an awesome game of football and you can help the team bring it to their 2023 season opener on February 18 by helping to pack the stands. To get an idea of how much fun the first game of the season is going to be, Houston Life's Melanie Camp headed to University of Houston's TDECU Stadium to catch up with Houston Roughnecks Cornerback Alexander Myres and WR coach Payton Pardee. Fun fact, Pardee is the grandson of legendary Houston football coach Jack Pardee! Watch the video above.
Help this Local Group Deliver Meals to Houston Kids
KPRC 2 and Houston Life are partnering with Energy Transfer this month to highlight the local organization Kids Meals and their mission to make sure young kids in our communities have something to eat. It is basic but so important. Kids Meals delivers free healthy meals to children five and under, and they want your help to make Houston the first city to end childhood hunger.
Using Technology to Detect Disease Early and Help You Live a Longer, Healthier Life
One of the best things you can do for yourself and your loved ones is take a proactive stance with your health.Even if you feel okay, it is worth taking a closer look at what is going on inside your body and while this may sound very ‘future science,’ there is actually technology that can help you do this and it is completely pain free.Houston Life’s Melanie Camp went to Advanced Body Scan in Bellaire to chat with company founder, Steve Marler, to find out more.
The Affordable New Option for Power Outages
You know how it goes in Houston. It is sunny and warm one minute and cold and icy the next. Then, the lights go out. Well, what about all that food in the refrigerator or even worse, a life saving medical device that can’t run? What can you do to prepare your family or your home for a power outage?
Help the Author Who Wants to Donate Books to Children Battling Cancer
Author Liz Williams is a bone marrow transplant survivor and is using her book "The Junk-Bike Crew & Mattie's Match" to help kids understand what getting a bone marrow transplant is all about. Courtney and Derrick sat down to chat with Williams about her book and how she wants to donate books to children battling cancer.
DIY Holiday Centerpiece Using Flowers from Your Garden or Local Grocery Store
It seems everywhere you go right now, the world is decked out for the holidays. But, what about your home? Is it missing a little something special? Guided through the process by local floral pro, Ace Berry, Courtney and Derrick show you how to wow your friends with an amazing holiday centerpiece that you can make yourself!
Local Volunteers Deliver Sweet Dreams to Houston Kids
All children deserve a safe and comfortable place to lay their heads but so many in Houston do not even have their own bed. Sleep in Heavenly Peace is a group of local volunteers who are doing their bit to make sure no child sleeps on the floor in Houston.
‘Tis the Season for Zoo Lights at The Houston Zoo and Who Knows? You Might Even Spot a Giant Yeti
Houston Life's Melanie Camp spotted a Yeti at the Houston Zoo and you can too! Zoo Lights is on now through January 8 and the Yeti will be there hanging out for selfies. It is just one of the many Zoo Lights attractions.
The Free Education Opportunity this is Changing Lives Through the Power of Work
Goodwill maybe a great place to shop but did you know they also offer a number of free courses that help break down the barriers to employment. Houston Life's Melanie Camp has more on Goodwill Houston's EmployAbility program.
All Things Merry and Bright
The holiday season is here and a family favorite is checking out all of the holiday lights across the city. This year Reliant has two events they want you to see. Think Instagram worthy photos with all the twinkling lights and music your merry heart desires. Houston Life’s Melanie Camp headeddown I-45 South to the Houston Botanic Garden and Space Center Houston to check things out.
The Movement Driving a Brighter Future for Houston Neighbors
Comcast Texas is investing in Houston communities giving neighbors a chance to reach greater heights by accessing the many opportunities available in our digital world. Their Digital Navigators pilot program is providing a back to basic technology curriculum that aims to close the digital divide
Splashway! Where the Fun Lasts all Year Long
Splashway Water Park & Campground is a fun place to take the kids for a daytrip or weekend away. Houston Life's Melanie Camp spent the day checking out all the fun things to do. Splashway has exclusive deals for Houston Life viewers. Head to splashway.com/houstonlife.
There is a New Academy Sports + Outdoors in Meyerland and Houston Life is Giving You a Chance to Win a $1000 Gift Card
Houston Life's Melanie Camp takes us on a first look inside Academy Sports + Outdoors new store in Meyerland. For a chance to win a $1000 Academy Sports + Outdoors gift card head online to HoustonLife.TV
The Powell Brothers Perform their Single “Drive” on Houston Life and Chat About How Their Mom is a big fan of the show
Houston band the Powell Brothers visited the Houston Life set to chat with Melanie Camp and perform their new song, "Drive" ahead of playing Fan Fest at Minute Maid before the Astro's first game in the 2022 World Series
Don’t Let Your Day Job Get in the Way of Your Dream Career
Dreams are made of this… For over 30 years, The College of Healthcare Professions, or CHCP, has launched thousands of professional healthcare careers we sent Houston Life Correspondent out to take a look at the new, state-of-the-art, CHCP campus in North West Houston.
What is it Like to Sing the Anthem at Minute Maid Before an Astros Game
What is it like to sing the anthem to a stadium of people? Houston Life's Melanie Camp caught up with international vocalist and co-founder of Jazz Houston, Belinda Munro, moments after soundcheck to find out what is it like to sing the anthem at Minute Maid before an Astros Game.
Putting the BOO Into ArBOOretum for Spooky Family Fun This Weekend
‘Tis the season for extra oooooo’s at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center. ArBOOretum is back. Celebrate the 20th anniversary of Houston’s best fall festival with a number of fun activities that are fun for the whole family. Plus, there will be plenty of candy for all!
Peek inside the DeLorean Motor Company headquarters in Humble
The car made famous by the movie ‘Back to the Future’ is headed to the future with its first new model in 40 years. That is right, a new DeLorean has been announced and in anticipation of its arrival, Houston Life headed to Classic DeLorean in Humble to take a look at a bit of the company’s history.
Taking a Look at the Training the ABC Home & Commercial Services Team Do Ahead of the Holiday Light Rush
'Tis the season for getting ready for the holiday season. How is your holiday season pre-game looking? We sent Houston Life Correspondent Melanie Camp out to Cypress to see how the team at ABC Home & Commercial services get ready to help you decorate your home for the holidays.
A QWICK Staffing Solution Linking Freelance Hospitality Professionals with Available Restaurant Shifts
A big problem during and after the pandemic is staffing issues. Most stores and restaurants have "now hiring" signs in their window. Well, there is a ‘QWICK’ solution linking hospitality workers to available shifts, and it is a win-win for workers and businesses alike.