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  • 9 hours Here’s how Houston ranks on a list of the best places to retire in 2020 Click2houston
    U.S. News in October unveiled its annual list of the best places to retire. In order to determine its ranking of the best places to retire, U.S. News analyzed 150 metro areas across the country. Houston came in at 22 out of 150, outranking the other Texas cities listed except Dallas-Fort Worth, which was ranked the 17th best place to retire. The best places to retire, according to U.S. News Sarasota, FL Fort Myers, FL Port St. Lucie, FL Naples, FL Lancaster, PA Ocala, FL Ann Arbor, MI Asheville, NC Miami, FL Melbourne, FL Myrtle Beach, SC Nashville, ... more
  • 12 hours Quarantine-O-Ween: 5 ways to celebrate the spooky season from the safety of your car Click2houston
    Searching for some socially distanced scares this spooky season? Halloween looks a little different this year as drive-in horror film screenings, haunted car washes and other car-based events and attractions crop up in the Houston area amid the pandemic. Virus-wary trick-or-treaters can score some good, socially distanced scares from the safety of their own vehicles when they visit these area Halloween attractions. Sawyer Yards Drive-in The Drive-In at Sawyer Yards has a lineup jam-packed with Halloween film favorites like Hocus Pocus, Clue, Gremlins and Friday the 13th. When: Through Nov. 1 Where: 2301 Summer St, Houston, TX 77007 Price: ... more
  • 16 hours Searching for socially distanced scares? This haunted car wash in Katy delivers clean and creepy fun Click2houston
    In honor of the spooky season, Quick Quack Car Wash in Katy, will add some frightening features to its traditional drive-through car cleaning service. The Quick Quack location will hold its second annual Haunted Car Wash Wednesday, October 28th through Friday, October 30th, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. At the Haunted Car Wash, virus-wary trick-or-treaters can score some good, socially distanced scares from the safety of their own vehicles, which, we might add, are sure to get a good scrub in the process. This is what we call a win-win scenario. A trip through this tunnel of terrors ... more
  • 16 hours HPD: 1 dead, another in critical condition following violent crash in southeast Houston Click2houston
    One person was killed and another was severely injured in a violent crash in southeast Houston, according to the Houston Police Department. The crash happened around 3:22 a.m. Saturday in the 13800 block of the Gulf Freeway. Investigators said a red sedan was driving on the freeway at a high rate of speed. The driver exited at Scarsdale Boulevard, lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a tree. Witnesses said the red sedan had been weaving in and out of traffic prior to the crash. One of the occupants was pronounced dead at the scene. The other occupant, ... more
  • 16 hours Go on a sound scavenger hunt at Buffalo Bayou Park Click2houston
    This article first appeared on jillbjarvis.com. Click here to view the article in its original format. All along Buffalo Bayou there are 40 stations where you can scan a code and play ROCO music on your phone. It’s a musical scavenger hunt! You can explore forty stops along the trails of Buffalo Bayou, with ROCO providing the soundtrack to its landmarks and public art. Buffalo Bayou Park musical scavenger hunt Just scan the QR code and you’ll be taken to a page corresponding to each landmark or art piece, with a paired music selection from ROCO’s fifteen years of ... more
  • 17 hours Houston police officers climb onto roof to rescue resident from burning apartment building Click2houston
    Flames ripped through a building at an apartment complex in southwest Houston early Saturday morning. Around 12:12 a.m. Houston police officers initiated a traffic stop. As the flagged vehicle pulled into a nearby apartment complex, located in the 8800 block of S Braeswood Blvd, officers observed heavy fire coming from an apartment unit in one of the buildings. The officers sprung into action, working to evacuate residents. Two officers got onto the roof of the building and entered an apartment unit through a balcony to help a resident trapped by the fire. Officers successfully evacuated the residents inside the ... more
  • 1 day Intoxicated driver sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing woman in crash in The Woodlands Click2houston
    A man received a 20-year prison sentence after driving his vehicle while intoxicated and causing a crash that killed a woman in The Woodlands. Terry Gilbert Lafon, 36, was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid, which resulted in the woman’s death on May 19, 2019, prosecutors said. Prosecutors said when Lafon was driving on Lake Woodlands, he ran a red light at the intersection of Pinecroft and crashed into Teresa Mcardle’s vehicle. After the crash, prosecutors said Lafon ran from the crash scene but was followed by a witness, who also called 911 ... more
  • 1 day Man shot in face during road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown, HPD says Click2houston
    A man was hospitalized after he was shot in the face during a road rage incident on Highway 59 near Midtown Friday, according to Houston police. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers said the road rage incident lasted about 10 minutes with both drivers using their vehicles as weapons to hit each other. “The one driver thought the vehicle was going to hit him again. So he pulled his weapon and discharged his firearm and shot and hit another motorist,” said HPD commander Caroleta Johnson The driver ... more
  • 1 day Funeral details for fallen HPD Sgt. Harold Preston announced Click2houston
    The funeral arrangements for Houston Police Department Sgt. Harold Preston has been released Friday. The funeral begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at Grace Community Church in southeast Houston. The church is at 14505 Gulf Fwy between Dixie Road and Beltway 8. The viewing is from 8 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Fiancee of fallen HPD Sgt. Harold Preston: ‘He can’t take away my memories’ On Saturday, Oct. 31, the department will motorcade with the family through the city of Houston so Houstonians can say a final goodbye to their fallen hero. Preston was killed in the line of duty while ... more
  • 1 day Here’s what to do if you think someone is a victim of domestic violence Click2houston
    Domestic violence is on the rise nationally and both our local police and hospitals are noticing the surge. This week, officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call, where Sgt. Harold Preston lost his life. “We know what happens all too often in these domestic violence situations when a woman has had enough and that abusive husband ends up committing murder,” Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said. “We’re just grateful that this sacrifice is not in vain and that that family is going to be safe.” This is at least the third time since July that Texas ... more
  • 1 day Deputy accidentally shot at Brazoria County gun range, officials say Click2houston
    A Brazoria County deputy was accidentally shot Friday at a gun range used by the Sheriff’s Office for training, officials said. According to Brazoria County officials, the deputy is a firearms instructor and he was shot in the stomach when a round accidentally discharged from another deputy’s weapon. Officials said the deputy suffered a deep flesh wound and was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, officials said. The identity of the injured deputy was not immediately released. ... more
  • 1 day Family honors teenage son who died suddenly Click2houston
    After the sudden death of her teenage son in 2019, one Cypress-area woman made it her mission to make sure other parents are aware of the silent killer that took her son’s life. Moms from around the country are doing a virtual walk to honor their children and bring awareness to the condition known as Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Damani Gibson was a bright light to his family and friends. His light was dimmed in March 2019 when, at just 17 years old, he died from Sudden Cardiac Arrest. “I get outside and I see him in the car and ... more
  • 1 day A guide to eating outdoors in the Houston area: 12 patios perfect for socially distanced dining Click2houston
    We love good food at Good Taste, but his year, maybe more than others, we’re loving a good patio. We’re guessing you feel the same way. Here are some of out favorite Houston-area patios perfect for socially distanced dining. Listed in alphabetical order: Anthonie’s Another stunning patio is in scenic Simonton – we love Anthonie’s Market grill for all kinds of reasons.  The food is delicious and the views can’t be beat, especially at sunset. 9108 Farm to Market 1489, Simonton, TX 77476, (281) 533-9134 B&B Butchers If you want to enjoy a gorgeous night overlooking the dramatic Houston ... more
  • 1 day Texas is the second ‘most hated’ state in America, according to analysis Click2houston
    Haters are going to hate. On the list of the top ten most hated states in America, Texas ranked second, preceding California and following New Jersey, which came in first. According to Fox News, the analysis carried out by lifestyle website Best Life considered many factors to determine its ranking, including 2018 U.S. Census Bureau statistics revealing population increases or decreases within each state and a 2014 Gallup Poll that asked each state’s residents whether they believed theirs was the best place to live. The analysis also pulled data from an Instagram survey by chart-maker Matt Shirley, who recently ... more
  • 1 day Body of HPD Sgt. Preston escorted to funeral home Click2houston
    The body of a slain Houston police sergeant was escorted Friday to a funeral home. Sgt. Harold Preston was shot and killed Tuesday after responding to a domestic disturbance. Elmer Manzano is accused of firing the fatal shots. He is also accused of wounding his own 14-year-old son and Houston police Officer Courtney Weller during the shooting. Police have not yet announced funeral arrangements for Preston. Manzano is being held in jail on both state and federal charges. You can watch a replay of the procession in the video player below. ... more
  • 1 day Over 10,000 pills containing Fentanyl seized during traffic stop in Fort Bend County Click2houston
    Fort Bend County authorities have taken a man into custody after they said they found thousands of pills containing Fentanyl hidden in his vehicle. Part of the Fort Bend County Narcotics Task Force conducted a traffic stop Friday on Highway 59 in Beasly. During that stop, authorities said they found “five containers of what was made to appear as 10,000+ Xanax tablets.” Fort Bend County officials found 10,000 tablets of Fentanyl hidden in a vehicle. The containers were found hidden within “natural voids” of the vehicle, authorities said. Upon further investigation, authorities were able to determine that the tablets ... more
  • 2 days 1 hospitalized after road rage shooting on highway near Midtown Click2houston
    One person has been hospitalized after a road rage shooting on a highway near Midtown. The incident happened around 9:30 a.m. at the Highway 59 exit ramp to Highway 288 South, police said. Officers with the Houston Police Department told KPRC 2 reporter Bill Barajas that the shooting happened during a road rage incident and one person was hit in the upper chest area. That person was rushed to Ben Taub Hospital, police said. They did not specify the victim’s condition. Police said the suspected shooter and one other person were taken into custody. The truck the suspected shooter ... more
  • 2 days 5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, Oct. 23 Click2houston
    Here are things to know for Friday, Oct. 23: 1. Wife of man accused in death of HPD sergeant says officers saved her, her son’s life attorney says Sgt. Harold Preston, who gave more than 40 years of his life to the Houston Police Department, was shot and killed in the line of duty. Elmer Manzano is accused of pulling the trigger. He is now facing several charges, including capital murder against a peace officer, attempted capital murder against a peace officer and aggravated assault. Manzano’s wife, Santos Mejia, says Preston and officer Courtney Waller saved her life. She says if it ... more
  • 2 days ONLY ON 2: US attorney discusses federal charges filed in Manzano case Click2houston
    Ryan Patrick, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Texas, spoke to KPRC 2 on Thursday about the federal charges his office brought against Elmer Manzano, the man accused of killing a Houston police sergeant and wounding another officer. “We brought two federal charges -- one for being a felon in possession of a firearm and for being an alien in possession of a firearm,” Patrick said. Manzano, a 51-year old convicted felon, is accused of shooting and killing Houston police Sgt. Harold Preston on Tuesday morning. Manzano is also an undocumented immigrant. Federal charging documents show that as ... more
  • 2 days Thief targets Katy nonprofit that helps kids by stealing exhaust emission device from 4 buses Click2houston
    The Arc of Katy, a nonprofit that specializes in providing opportunities to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is now asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for cutting and stealing the catalytic converters out of four of their buses. “I think you can still drive it but it’s an emissions issue there not going to pass inspection without the converters,” said Fred Shafer, president of The Arc of Katy. The Catalytic Converter is an exhaust emission control device that reduces toxic gases. Shafer said they believe were cut out from under the buses sometime over ... more
  • 2 days Stronger Houston: Working to recruit more minorities for vaccine trials Click2houston
    A couple of big-name frontrunners in the race for a coronavirus vaccine, Moderna and Pfizer, began part of their experimental trial here in Houston. They wanted to recruit in the area because it was a hotspot for the virus and the diversity of the city. However, it’s clear there isn’t the minority participation the drugmakers need to get a vaccine approved. Meet vaccine participant Chris Owor “I’m from the hood," Owor said. "They call it the slums.” Owor grew up in Alief. He said he probably would have dropped out of school if it weren’t for basketball. “I ... more
  • 2 days Texas Supreme Court allows drive-thru voting in Harris County to proceed Click2houston
    The Texas Supreme Court ruled Thursday that drive-thru voting can proceed in Harris County. The court denied a request by Republicans for an emergency motion aimed at stopping people from casting their ballots from their vehicles. Justice John Phillip Devine delivered a dissent. Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins said in a statement posted on Twitter that he is happy with the result and he hopes this means that drive-thru voting will be available to Harris County voters in the future. Statement from @CGHollins:"Once again, the law is on our side. The Court's decision to uphold the legality of ... more
  • 2 days Former Montgomery County doctor sentenced to 7 years in federal prison for $5M healthcare fraud Click2houston
    A former Montgomery County doctor was sentenced to serve seven years in prison for his role in fraudulently billing health care programs for at least $5 million. Rezik Saqer, 66, had pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud on July 2, 2019. The investigation began in September 2015 when one of Saqer’s patients drove while impaired on a prescription medication wrongly given to him, according to prosecutors. The patient struck and killed a family on Highway 105 in Conroe as they headed home from church, prosecutors said. The family of four, including a 6-year-old ... more
  • 2 days H-E-B awarding all full-time, part-time employees with $500 bonuses Click2houston
    H-E-B employees are being awarded for their hard work yet again. According to KSAT, KPRC’s sister station, H-E-B is awarding all of its partners with $500 bonuses as a thank you for facing “each obstacle with grace, compassion, strength, and resilience” in 2020. The Texas-based company notified KSAT regarding the bonuses on Wednesday and said all full-time and part-time H-E-B employees will receive the bonus via direct deposit on Friday. Additionally, partners will receive a thank you card, a pair of socks with the H-E-B logo and a shirt from one of its brands: H-E-B, Central Market, Joe V’s, ... more
  • 2 days Turner delivers State of the City address Click2houston
    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is delivering his annual State of the City address. Editor’s note: This stream has ended and this story will be updated. ... more
  • 3 days 10-buck ballet: Houston Ballet to host drive-in performances this season Click2houston
    The Houston Ballet is back. As a part of the Frame x Frame Film Fest, the Houston Ballet will hold drive-in performances at its Center for Dance parking lot. The experience affords fans the opportunity to safely experience dance in a socially-distanced setting. Frame x Frame Film Fest at the Houston Ballet Drive-In is a month-long event taking place Thursdays through Sundays beginning Thursday, Nov. 5. The festival will show different performances each night ranging from “Singin' In The Rain” to “White Christmas.” Tickets are $10 per vehicle and must be purchased in advance online. ... more
  • 3 days 5 things for Houstonians to know for Thursday, Oct. 22 Click2houston
    Here are things to know for Thursday, Oct. 22: 1. Francis becomes 1st pope to endorse same-sex civil unions Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments for a documentary that premiered Wednesday, sparking cheers from gay Catholics and demands for clarification from conservatives, given the Vatican’s official teaching on the issue. “Homosexual people have the right to be in a family. They are children of God,” Francis said. “You can’t kick someone out of a family, nor make their life miserable for this. What we have to have is a civil union law; ... more
  • 3 days La Marque homicide suspect shot by deputy outside Harris County Walmart, officials say Click2houston
    A man wanted in connection with a homicide in La Marque was shot by a deputy Wednesday outside a Walmart in north Harris County, officials said. The shooting was reported just before 8 p.m. in the parking lot of the Walmart at the intersection of North Freeway and West Road. According to Harris County Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland, deputies were monitoring the store after receiving information from La Marque police about the location of a man wanted in connection with a homicide that happened there earlier in the day. Gilliland said that deputies saw the man walk out of ... more
  • 3 days HISD to reopen schools that were briefly closed because of reported coronavirus cases Click2houston
    Houston Independent School District announced Wednesday that all schools are reopening and resuming face-to-face instruction on Thursday, following the temporary closure on Tuesday. The shutdown was due to confirmed positive or presumed positive COVID-19 cases. The district said the affected schools have been deep cleaned and disinfected. “Now that we have returned to face-to-face instruction, I wanted to provide you with an update about closure and cleaning procedures that are being implemented when we receive a report of a positive or presumptive positive case of COVID-19 on one of our campuses,” said HISD Interim Superintendent Grenita Lathan in a ... more
  • 3 days JJ Watt on trade rumors: My goal is still to bring a championship to Houston Click2houston
    As an NFL deadline looms, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt downplayed rumors Wednesday of his being traded. It was an article in The Athletic that started the buzz of Watt’s possible departure via a trade to the New Orleans Saints. Watt told reporters that he is still focused on the goal he has had since he joined the Texans in 2011. RELATED READ: JJ Watt among Texans that could be traded as NFL deadline looms “My goal since I got here was to bring a championship to the city of Houston,” Watt said. “That remains my goal until ... more
  • 3 days Acevedo, Ogg defend police, DA’s office in handling of previous Manzano incidents Click2houston
    Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday that his officers and prosecutors did the best they could during previous run-ins with the man now accused of killing one officer and wounding another. Officers encountered Elmer Manzano during previous calls to the home of Manzano’s estranged wife. According to a police report about a Sunday disturbance call at the home, Manzano’s estranged wife told officers that he had a gun and a silver badge. Officers searched Manzano and found bullets but no weapon, according to the report. Manzano told officers that he has a gun but it’s stored in a ... more
  • 3 days Quinnipiac poll: Trump, Biden tied in Texas Click2houston
    President Donald Trump’s lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in Texas has vanished in a new poll by Quinnipiac University. The poll published Wednesday found that Trump and Biden are tied at 47% among likely voters. That dead heat is a big change from the five-point lead Trump held over Biden when likely voters were polled in September. According to the poll, 48% of people who plan to vote at an early-voting location support Biden, while 46% support Trump. Of those who will vote on Election Day, 62% support Trump and 32% support Biden. Of those who are ... more
  • 3 days Mother, boyfriend sentenced to decades in prison for abuse, starvation of 12-year-old son Click2houston
    Angela Cassidy and her Boyfriend, Troy hall, were found guilty of injury to a child and sentenced to decades in prison for their involvement in the abuse and starvation of her 12-year old son. “This case just shows us there is evil in this world,” said Shanna Redwine, chief of the special victim’s division at the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. Redwine said the abuse and starvation took place over a 2-year span. The 12-year old was put in a diaper and strangled and beaten, prosecutors said. “He was locked in a room in a trailer, restraints were used ... more
  • 3 days Acevedo: Slain HPD sergeant appears to have returned fire, wounded suspect Click2houston
    The man accused in a shooting that killed one Houston police officer and wounded another appears to have been hit by gunfire returned from the officer who died, officials said Wednesday. Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said it appears that the gunshot wound Elmer Manzano suffered during Tuesday’s shooting was from gunfire returned by HPD Sgt. Harold Preston, who died after being shot by Manzano. Acevedo said it also appears Preston, who Manzano had pointed a gun at, was reaching for his pistol and attempting to back out of the apartment when Manzano opened fire. He said Preston was ... more
  • 3 days Date set for Houston City Council District B runoff over a year after the original election Click2houston
    A date for the runoff in the race for Houston City Council District B seat has been set, more than a year after the original election. Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins announced Wednesday that the deciding contest between Cynthia Bailey and Tarsha Jackson will be held Dec. 12. Jackson finished first in the 2019 general election but did not garner enough of the vote to avoid a runoff with Bailey, the second-place finisher. RELATED READS: Convicted felon vying for city council seat cuts interview short when asked about application answer | Felon running for Houston City Council says she ... more
  • 3 days Ask 2: If I reside and am registered to vote in Harris County, can I vote in another county? Click2houston
    At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: If I reside and am registered to vote in Harris County, can I vote in another county? Answer: According to VoteTexas.Gov, registered and eligible voters may vote at any early voting location located in the county of residence. To find polling places in your county, log in on to the Texas Electionet Administration System online then click “11/03/2020--2020 NOVEMBER 3RD GENERAL ELECTION” on the right under the Upcoming Elections window. By doing ... more
  • 4 days 5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, Oct. 21 Click2houston
    Here are things to know for Wednesday, Oct. 21: 1. 41-year veteran HPD Officer Sgt. Harold Preston dies in shooting near NRG, officials say Houston authorities said veteran Houston Police Officer Sgt. Harold Preston has died after a shooting near NRG Tuesday morning. Preston was a 41-year veteran of the force. He was struck multiple times, according to Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo. His death was disclosed during an update at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Read more. 2. 3 local rappers killed, another man injured in shooting at club in Midtown Houston, police say Three men were killed and another ... more
  • 4 days 3 killed, another injured in shooting at club in Midtown Houston, police say Click2houston
    Three men were killed and another was injured in a shooting Tuesday night at a night club in Midtown, according to police. The shooting happened at 9:43 p.m. inside DD Sky Club, located at 2217 Chenevert Street. Police said the gunman fled the scene. The cause of the shooting is unknown. This is a developing story. ... more
  • 4 days Elmer Manzano: What we know about the man accused of killing 1 HPD officer, wounding another Click2houston
    KPRC 2 Investigates has learned the name of the suspect accused of killing one Houston police officer and wounding another is 51-year-old Elmer Manzano. According to state criminal records, Manzano was charged in 2002 with felony evading of police. Manzano pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 120 days in jail. Manzano did not serve his sentence in state prison which is normally the case, according to defense attorney Shelby Burns. How Manzano may have had a firearm, considering his past, is a key question for investigators, Burns says. “There is a very narrow exception in Texas that allows ... more
  • 4 days Man accused of sexually abusing at least 5 children in Montgomery County arrested in Oregon Click2houston
    A man who is accused of sexually abusing children in Montgomery County was arrested in Oregon last month. Montgomery County deputies said they received information on Sept. 2 indicating William Harris, 37, was sexually abusing a child and producing child pornography. Deputies said they learned that Harris was trying to flee the state and asked the FBI and U.S. Marshals to help apprehend him. Harris was found and arrested in Eugene, Oregon, and extradited to Texas on Sept. 24, deputies said. Deputies said they know of at least five victims between the ages of 8 and 11 years old, ... more
  • 4 days Who was HPD Sgt. Harold Preston? Click2houston
    Tuesday was a very emotional day for the families of two Houston Police Department officers and their colleagues who gathered to show their support. Sgt. Harold Lloyd Preston, a 41-year veteran of the force, was shot to death after responding to a disturbance call Tuesday morning. Officer Courtney Waller was wounded by gunfire and is expected to survive. READ: 41-year veteran HPD Officer Sgt. Harold Preston dies in shooting near NRG, officials say “This is no doubt a very heartbreaking and difficult day for our officers," Houston police Chief Art Acevedo said. "There was a moment when everyone got ... more
  • 4 days Rosenberg native turns chairs on ‘The Voice’ Click2houston
    NBC’s “The Voice” returned this week for more rounds of blind auditions, and Rosenberg, Texas native John Holiday surprised audiences with his powerful rendition of “Misty” by Ella Fitzgerald.    During his performance, three of the coaches spun around their chairs and seemed surprised to see John standing before them. “They didn’t know what to think. This guy is singing in a soprano range,” said Holiday. His vocal range, which is sometimes compared to a female contralto or mezzo soprano, is known as a countertenor, or contra tenor.    This ability to hit such high notes is something John has ... more
  • 4 days The Luhnow Interview: The day after Click2houston
    Following KPRC 2’s special report, “The Luhnow Interview,” the sports world has been discussing former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow’s comments to KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson. Luhnow denied his knowledge and involvement in anything related to cheating. “I didn’t know we were cheating,” said Luhnow. “I had no idea. I wasn’t involved. Major League Baseball’s report stated that I didn’t know anything about the trashcan-banging scheme. They stated I might have known something about the video-decoding scheme and not paid it much attention. But there was really no credible evidence of that claim. I didn’t know. I didn’t know ... more
  • 4 days Spc. Vanessa Guillen’s death ruled ‘in the line of duty’ Click2houston
    The death of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillen has been ruled “in the line of duty” after a military investigation into the case, according to a statement issued by the Army on Tuesday. The ruling entitles Guillen’s family to compensation to help with expenses, a funeral with full military honors, life insurance and final pay and allowances. RELATED READ: Timeline of the Guillen case Guillen, 20, of Houston, disappeared April 22 from the parking lot of her regimental engineer squadron headquarters at Fort Hood. Her remains were found more than two months later near the Leon River in Bell County. ... more
  • 4 days Frozen in time: See inside this mid-century home in West University Place listed for nearly $650K Click2houston
    On this virtual fancy home tour, we’re taking you inside a Houston abode from the late 1950s that just landed on the market. Appearing to be frozen in time, 3134 Plumb Street is a traditional-style residence that sits on a .14-acre corner lot at West University Place. RELATED: Neighborhood guide: Everything you need to know about West University Place Built in 1957, the single-family home features three bedrooms, two baths, and a little over 2,000 square feet of living space. Key characteristics from that time include pastel pink-tiled restrooms and Formica kitchen countertops. Notable architecture features include beamed ceilings ... more
  • 4 days Ask 2: After voting, what parts of my voting record is the public able to see? Click2houston
    At KPRC 2, we’re dedicated to keeping Houstonians informed. As part of our new Ask 2 series, the newsroom will answer your questions about all things Houston. Question: After voting, what parts of my voting record is the public able to see? Answer: By law, who you voted for remains private, however, other data like voter registration records are publicly available online, according to FindLaw — an online database that offers free legal information and tools. In Harris County, a person’s voter registration record can be found on the county’s tax office website. Records, available for informational purposes only, ... more
  • 4 days Documents: Charges not pursued after incidents involving man accused of killing HPD sergeant Click2houston
    Charges were not pursued against “Elbert Manzano” after a pair of incidents that preceded Tuesday’s shooting that killed one officer and wounded another, according to documents obtained by KPRC 2 Investigates from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and the Houston Police Department. According to an intake disposition report from an incident on Monday, the prosecutors were examining the offense as a “terrorisric threat,” which is how it was written in the report. In the notes section, it reads, “OFFICER DOES NOT BELIEVE THAT AN OFFENSE OCCURRED AFTER TALKING WITH ALL OF THE PARTIES.” The DA’s office also confirmed ... more
  • 4 days Matthew McConaughey to headline Houston-based virtual book signing Click2houston
    Texas native and Academy award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey will be the featured special guest at a virtual book signing hosted by iWRITE Literacy Organization, a Houston-based non-profit whose mission is to build student confidence through writing. The 11th annual celebration will recognize 100 newly published authors and illustrators, including McConaughey who recently published “Greenlights," his first memoir. Attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy readings from the Editor’s Choice Recipients, view presentations from newly published youth and take part in a by kids for kids author panel. The space-themed event strives to motivate the youth to chase their out-of-this-world ... more
  • 4 days Check out these 8 stunning sculptures in Houston Heights before they’re gone Click2houston
    With a mission to create an outdoor public exhibition, TRUE NORTH, a Heights Boulevard sculpture project, collaborated with notable Texas artists to construct eight sculptures in the Houston Heights community. The project including sculptures representative of regional works of contemporary art is located alongside the esplanade’s jogging trails. The eight sculpture exhibit features unique works including a carbon sink, dodecahedron, wind vane and weather station and more. View this post on Instagram ... more
  • 4 days TABC: Liquor licenses yanked from well-known Houston bars over coronavirus protocol violations Click2houston
    The liquor licenses at four Houston bars have been suspended after the establishments failed to follow the state’s coronavirus safety rules, according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission. State officials said Tuesday that the licenses for Lux Lounge, The Standard, Spire and Sol Billares have been suspended for 30 days as part of a weeklong effort to enforce the state’s COVID-19 health and safety protocols. A bar in Fort Worth and another in Dallas were also on the list of establishments where licenses had been suspended. “These violations represent a very small number of the more than 20,000 licensed ... more
  • 5 days PHOTOS: Sky 2 gives a bird’s eye view of scene where 2 HPD officers were shot Click2houston
    Dozens of officers and SWAT were called out the scene after two officers were shot in southwest Houston. The shooting happened around 8 a.m. Tuesday and authorities responded to an apartment building in the 2600 block of Holly Hall near El Rio. Images from sky 2 show a U-Haul truck, officers and the SWAT team all around the apartment complex. Two HPD officers were shot Tuesday. Police responded to an apartment complex in south Houston. Two HPD officers were shot Tuesday. Police responded to an apartment complex in south Houston. Two HPD officers were shot Tuesday. Police responded to ... more
  • 5 days 5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, Oct. 20 Click2houston
    Here are things to know for Tuesday, Oct. 20: 1. World struggles as confirmed COVID-19 cases pass 40 million The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, but experts say that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the true impact of the pandemic that has upended life and work around the world. The milestone was hit Monday morning, according to Johns Hopkins University, which collates reports from around the world. The actual worldwide tally of COVID-19 cases is likely to be far higher, as testing has been uneven or ... more
  • 5 days How social media is reacting to the Jeff Luhnow interview Click2houston
    KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson got an exclusive one-on-one interview with former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. It’s his first sit-down with a reporter since the team’s cheating scandal that got him fired. Luhnow admitted that cheating happened, but said he had no knowledge of it. He said he felt like he was a scapegoat. You can watch a replay of our special report here and the full, 37-minute interview here. There’s been plenty of reaction on social media to the Luhnow interview. Here are some of them. WARNING: Some of these posts contain language that some might find objectionable. ... more
  • 5 days HISD students return to in-person learning since pandemic began Click2houston
    Houston ISD students returned for in-person learning Monday for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. “I’m very excited, he’s very excited,” said one mother at Young Elementary School. “They’re taking a lot of safety measures, so I don’t feel like I have anything to worry about.” Students and parents noticed changes even before walking inside school. “I’m a little nervous, but I’m excited for them. They need to be back in the school environment,” said parent Kerria Lair. Staff members will check the students' temperatures at designated entrances. Teachers and staff are required to self-screening and ... more
  • 5 days 5 big takeaways from the Jeff Luhnow Interview Click2houston
    Former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow spoke exclusively with KPRC 2 to share his side of the Astros cheating scandal. It was the first time he’s did a sit-down interview about the incident since being fired. Luhnow has claimed from the beginning that he didn’t know the Astros were cheating. Here are the biggest takeaways from the interview and Luhnow’s responses. KPRC 2 sits down with former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow for an in-depth discussion about the team's cheating scandal and his future.1. Luhnow was able to gather evidence he says supports his claim “After the investigation was ... more
  • 5 days UH examines early voting data to see who’s voting where, which party is voting most so far Click2houston
    The University of Houston is taking a deep dive into Harris County’s record-setting early voting turnout numbers that made history and headlines around the nation. The Center for Mexican American Studies and the UH Election Lab tracked data from the first five days of early voting in Harris County. “We use data from the County Clerk’s office to look to see where people are voting number one, where the hotspots are, but also number two, look at trends with respect to partisanship and ethnicity and race, so we can get a really good picture of where Houstonians and where ... more
  • 5 days Timeline: How did the Astros sign-stealing scandal unfold? Where does the team stand today? Click2houston
    The Houston Astros have been under fire since the controversial sign-stealing scheme came to light. Now, former general manager Jeff Luhnow is telling his side of the story. Let’s take a look at how the scandal unfolded, and where the Astros stand today: Dec. 11, 2019: MLB investigation on Astros widens Major League Baseball interviewed almost 60 people and obtained about 76,000 electronic messages pertaining to allegations that the Astros broke the rules by using a television camera to steal signs. It’s actually pretty elaborate, read more here. Jan. 7, 10:54 a.m.: MLB decision on Astros punishment said ... more
  • 5 days Who is former Astros GM Jeff Luhnow? Click2houston
    Ever since he was hired as the general manager for the Houston Astros in 2011, Jeff Luhnow has had a profound impact on the organization’s success, highlighted by the team’s 2017 World Series title. But that title has come under fire – and Luhnow, along with manager A.J. Hinch, were fired earlier this year after Major League Baseball issued one-season suspensions for each of them, for their roles in a sign-stealing scandal. Luhnow is ready to tell his side of the story. He sat down with KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson to discuss the situation, in an interview ... more
  • 5 days SOCIAL FEED: KPRC 2’s Vanessa Richardson tweets about exclusive interview with Jeff Luhnow Click2houston
    Follow tweets from KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson about her exclusive interview with former Astros General Manager Jeff Luhnow. You can watch the full special report tonight at 6:30 on KPRC 2 and at Click2Houston.com. You can see all of our coverage of the Jeff Luhnow interview here. ... more
  • 5 days LIVE CHAT: The Luhnow interview Click2houston
    You can chat live with KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson about her exclusive interview with Jeff Luhnow after Monday’s special report in the window below. In the app? Click here to access the live chat. ... more
  • 5 days Man found shot and dumped in a creek: This is what investigators know so far Click2houston
    Authorities are working to learn more information after the body of a man was found in a southwest Houston creek. Police said officers discovered the man’s body around 1:30 p.m. Sunday at a creek near Beechnut Street and Corporate Drive. The body had gunshot wounds and police said they were informed that the victim had been shot and dumped in the creek. Authorities believe the victim was in his 30s. His identity has not yet been confirmed. Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 713-222-(TIPS) 8477. ... more
  • 5 days KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson explains how the Jeff Luhnow interview took shape Click2houston
    I’ll start by stating the obvious: the Houston Astros scandal rocked the MLB. Actually, it really rocked the entire world of sports. It was a top story on national newscasts. Even folks who didn’t like sports became interested in the intricate details of how the Astros had pulled this off. It sparked a conversation that went so much deeper than baseball. People discussed how they were telling their young, baseball-loving kids about cheating. Can you still root for the Astros? Is their championship and franchise forever tainted? The man at the center of many of those discussions was Jeff ... more
  • 6 days 5 things for Houstonians to know for Monday, Oct. 19 Click2houston
    Here are things to know for Monday, Oct. 19: 1. FDA extends pregnancy warning for common pain relievers Pregnant women should avoid a group of common pain relievers including Advil and Aleve for the last four months of pregnancy, federal health officials said Thursday, expanding the warning from three months. The Food and Drug Administration said the fever-and-pain-reducing drugs can cause a rare but serious complication that can harm the fetus. They can lead to kidney problems in the fetus that can result in low levels of amniotic fluid that fills the womb. Read more. 2. Two key Texas ... more
  • 6 days Woman shot in the head after ex-boyfriend reportedly targets vehicle in Cypress Click2houston
    A woman in her 20s was shot in the head Sunday afternoon after a possible domestic dispute in Cypress, officials said. While they previously reported that the incident was related to road rage, officials said the woman and her current boyfriend were driving in a truck when an ex-boyfriend began shooting. The woman was hit, but it is unclear who was driving the vehicle at the time or who was the target. Investigators said the couple drove to an HCA Houston ER clinic near the Northwest Freeway and Fry Road, which was five minutes away from where the shooting ... more
  • 6 days Airbnb is blocking 1-night bookings on this upcoming holiday Click2houston
    To reduce the chance of parties amid the pandemic, Airbnb is banning one-night reservations over Halloween weekend across the country and in Canada. The restriction prohibits customers from booking an entire home on Friday, October 30 or Saturday, October 31. Airbnb will cancel and reimburse the guests for previously booked reservations that fall within the ban. The home-sharing platform also plans to fully pay for the guest reimbursements, which means hosts who have confirmed bookings canceled will still receive payment. “This action is designed to help protect our hosts and the communities they live in,” Airbnb said ... more
  • 6 days Motorcyclist killed after reportedly racing vehicle on Gulf Freeway, officials say Click2houston
    A motorcyclist that may have been racing on the Gulf Freeway was killed on Sunday afternoon, officials said. Authorities said the man crashed and fell off of an interchange. The crash happened on the northbound ramp of the Gulf Freeway that connects to Interstate 610 East. The rider may have been racing a silver Chrysler 300 when he crashed and fell onto the feeder below, officials said. Officials said the crash is not considered a hit-and-run since there was never any contact between the motorcycle and the other car. Houston fire and police departments responded to the ... more
  • 6 days SOCIAL: Despite the loss, here are 5 plays that made Texans fans hopeful Click2houston
    Within the final minutes of the fourth quarter, the Tennessee Titans marched down the field, scored and pushed the game into overtime. Then, the Titans finished the Houston Texans with a touchdown in overtime. The Texans fell the Titans, 42-36, Sunday afternoon. Houston was only seconds away from securing their second win of the season. Despite the fact, Texan fans had much to cheer about during the matchup. Here are five plays that made fans hopeful: 1. Brandley Roby grabs Texans’ first interception of season Texans-Titans is a rollercoaster.First interception of the Texans season. Bradley ... more
  • 6 days Historic Texas ship the Elissa to celebrate 143rd birthday with dockside party Click2houston
    The Official Tall Ship of Texas, the Elissa is celebrating its 143rd trip around the sun. The Galveston Historical Foundation is commemorating the occasion with a seaport celebration on Saturday, Oct. 24. The socially-distanced event is limiting attendance to 75 people. Guests must purchase a ticket to attend. Tickets run $75 per person. Celebratory cake, complimentary beer, dockside music, and a special gift are included with the ticket purchase. All guests are required to wear a mask except when eating or drinking. Multiple handwashing stations will be provided and guests are asked to remain 6 feet or more from ... more
  • 6 days TOMORROW AT 6:30: Jeff Luhnow, Astros GM fired amid cheating scandal, tells his side of the story Click2houston
    Jeff Luhnow is ready to tell his side of the story. The Houston Astros general manager who was fired after the team’s cheating during the 2017 season came to light sat down with KPRC 2′s Vanessa Richardson to discuss the sign-stealing scandal. Below are some short previews of the interview. You can see Vanessa’s full report during our half-hour special Monday at 6:30 p.m. on KPRC 2. You’ll also be able to stream the special using the KPRC 2 app at Click2Houston.com. If you have the app installed, we’ll send an alert to your phone when the special begins. ... more
  • 6 days Q&A: A conversation with Lauren Kirchner of Spring Creek Growers, a fourth-generation farm in Magnolia Click2houston
    Lauren Kirchner of Spring Creek Growers talked with KPRC 2 about what its like working at her family’s fourth-generation farm in Magnolia. Kirchner works as the outfit’s Director of Sales & Marketing but she’s worked just about every position there is as the farm. Q: For those that aren’t familiar with Spring Creek Growers, could you share the farm’s history? A: We have two sides of service. One side is the Christmas tree farm. We’ve been doing that for 27 years. That’s in the northwest Houston area. That’s how people know us. I’ve been planting christmas trees since ... more
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