Texas water park chemical leak blamed on filtration system
SPRING, Texas (AP) — A Texas water park says a chemical exposure that sent dozens of people to hospitals was caused by "improper installation" of a water filtration system.Six Flags officials said Wednesday that a third-party service company improperly installed the system at Hurricane Harbor Splashtown, causing pool-sanitizing chemicals to be released in an outdoor kiddie pool area on July 17.myrgv.com
Greyhound Orchestra students receive Division 1 Superior Rating
San Benito High School Greyhound Orchestra students earned a Division 1 Superior Rating during the University Interscholastic League (UIL) Region 28 Music Program Contest that was held at the San Benito Veterans Memorial Academy in the Spring.myrgv.com
Houston-area Six Flags Splashtown closed after dozens treated following chemical spill, officials say
Dozens of people visiting Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Splashtown in the Houston area were treated following a chemical leak, according to Spring Fire Department. The waterpark is now closed until further notice.
Recipe of the month: Peach Cobbler
By Elegy Garcia SAN ANTONIO- Spring has sprung, and it also brings us sweet fruit! April 13, 2021, is National Peach Cobbler Day which calls for a recipe that is warm yet light for this sunny season. For this recipe, you will need: ½ cup Self-rising flour ½ cup Milk ½ cup White Sugar 2 tablespoon Brown Sugar 2 tablespoons Butter ½ stick Butter for…lakefrontollu.com
Balcones Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey gets VIP treatment from new independent bottler
click to enlarge Photo courtesy of Lost LanternBalcones Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey is part of Spring release from new independent bottler. Balcones Distilling’s Straight Bourbon Whiskey has been recognized as such an exemplary spirit that a new craft-whiskey bottler is releasing a special edition of it this spring. The pair's mission is to seek out unique and exciting whiskies from across the country and release them as limited edition-single casks and blends.Balcones Distilling produces its Straight Bourbon Whiskey with 100% Texas-grown roasted blue corn — an unusual mash bill for bourbon. The spirit is then aged for two years in a 60-gallon new American oak cask in the Texas heat which, according to the bottler’s tasting notes, renders flavors reminiscent of charred, buttery corn on the cob dipped in maple syrup.The Texas bourbon is one of three rapidly emerging regional styles that Vermont-based Lost Lantern is “shining a light on” via its release schedule. Its spring release consists of five new single casks: three Southwest single malts from Whiskey Del Bac in Arizona, one Northeastern rye from New York Distilling Co. and Balcones' Texas bourbon.Interested whiskey-philes can purchase the special cask of Balcones Texas Straight Bourbon Whiskey from the Lost Lantern website starting April 12.sacurrent.com
Spring sweets from scratch
Chef Dario Arellano gives step-by-step instructions in the video above on how to make fruit filled tarts from scratch and decorate bunny cookies for some Easter-themed fun. Chef Dario runs his own bakery, Dario’s Bakery, inside The Study Space, near UTSA. For more information on Dario’s Bakery or to place an order, click here.
How to make your herbs last all spring
SAN ANTONIO – These planting tips are the root of a successful spring garden. Whether you were born with a “green thumb” or not you can easily grow herbs with help from Uprooted Gardens. Co-founder Liz Campanella explains the proper way to plant and care for herbs like oregano, thyme and parsley so that you can grow and regrow them all season long. For more information on Uprooted Gardens, click here. To see how these herbs can be turned into a butter, click the link below.
How to make a herb butter
Ivy Campanella with Uprooted Gardens offers some sage advice on harvesting the fresh spring herbs you have just planted. If you pull from the correct parts of herbs like oregano, thyme and parsley they will regrow and last a long time. Ivy, also, shares a recipe, in the video above, for turning your herbs into a seasoned butter to use with your meals this spring. Uprooted Gardens began with the idea that everyone can grow something edible somewhere. For more information on Uprooted Gardens, click here.
You can get a free tree at Roosevelt Park on Saturday
SAN ANTONIO – You can get a free tree at Roosevelt Park on Saturday, thanks to the San Antonio River Foundation and the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department. Both organizations will be hosting a drive-thru native tree giveaway Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be 200 free, one-gallon trees available, according to officials. Each vehicle will be limited to one tree while supplies last. Those who take part in the drive-thru will need to stay in their vehicles and wear a mask when speaking to event staff, according to the river authority.
Trending spring colors & makeup looks with San Antonio-based cosmetic brand
SAN ANTONIO – It’s not just about gray and yellow in 2021. Spring is the season for color, so it’s the perfect time to add a few new shades to your makeup routine. ELSEWEAR Cosmetics, a San Antonio-based makeup brand, shows us what’s trending for spring makeup looks in the video above. According to company founder Millie Monreal, it’s beginning to look a lot like the ‘90s. Wing eyeliner and fun, uplifting colors are what to watch for in spring.
5 parks around San Antonio to visit this spring
San Antonio – Spring is here and it is time to get outside, but you don’t have to go far to enjoy the great outdoors. These 5 San Antonio area parks are great spots to enjoy the weather before the summer heat arrives. Brackenridge Park - The park is home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden Theater, the San Antonio Zoo, Lambert Beach and Tony “Skipper” Martinez ball fields. Hemisfair Park - Hemisfair is a community with residences, local businesses and three public parks in the heart of San Antonio. To learn more about these parks as well as other parks to visit around the city, head to the San Antonio Parks & Recreation website.
Texas death toll from February storm, outages surpasses 100
Four deaths were reported in Bexar County, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services’ website. The number could continue to rise as officials link more deaths to the storm that knocked out power to more than 4 million customers in Texas. Many homes went without power or drinkable water for days after subfreezing temperatures, failing power plants and record demand for heat pushed Texas’ electric grid to the breaking point. Texas officials earlier this month put the initial tally of deaths at 57 but warned it would increase. AdThe disaster has launched a congressional investigation and led to the ouster of the head of the state’s embattled electric grid, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas.
Up your spring camping game with seasonal essentials
SAN ANTONIO – You’ve booked your spring camping trip, so what kind of gear do you need? Good Sports Outdoor Outfitters, a locally-owned San Antonio business, shares essential spring camping gear. Jordan Lauterstein, general manager and buyer for the store, said Good Sports specializes in lightweight and packable gear for campers, which is great for spring campouts. Watch the video above for his seasonal recommendations. The local business has two locations in San Antonio: its main store at I-10 and De Zavala Rd.
Local business shares how to arrange spring flowers with bud vases
SAN ANTONIO – Smaller spring flower arrangements look great on your breakfast table or side tables. Bloom + Stem shares tips in the video above. It’s usually a small, narrow vase designed to hold a single flower or small bouquet, usually young flowers and buds in the early spring. Follow Bloom + Stem on Instagram and send a direct message to book her services. More from Bloom + Stem:
Spring cleaning: Organize your kids’ drawers with 1 simple strategy
Sort & Order owner and Operator Jennifer Singleterry shares how to organize your children’s dresser drawers with one easy plan. It’s easier to get rid of things you don’t need and organize what’s left if you start with an empty dresser. Clothes will be easier for your kids to find if you don’t stack them on top of each other. Instead, tri-fold or file-fold each article of clothing so you can create a clothes filing system. You can book Singleterry to organize your home on the Sort & Order website.
New space for photo, video shoots opening up at the Pearl
Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers. Pearl Studio, a 9,000-square-foot space with enough room for lifestyle and business content creation, is now available for people and businesses, officials announced this week. “We are thrilled to debut Pearl Studio, which will generate multi-use seasonal narrative content for Pearl, its tenants, partners, and third-party clients,” Elizabeth Fauerso, the Pearl’s chief marketing officer, said in a news release. Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers. (Courtesy, Pearl)Pearl Studio is open for businesses, individuals, photographers and videographers.
Ways to look chic on the cheap
SAN ANTONIO – Lifestyle expert Yesenia De Avila helps you freshen up your style for spring. She shows off the latest trends from virtual Fashion Week, the colors of the year, as well as accessories and prints that are sure to brighten your mood! The best part? She shows you ways to mimic expensive looks by swapping in budget-friendly options. Watch the video above for a style session and click here for more information on Yesenia De Avila.
8 popular Irish herbs that grow in SA
SAN ANTONIO – Springtime is the season for planting herbs. Did you know several herbs that are popular in Ireland actually grow in San Antonio? For those of us getting into the Irish spirit this week, Ireland native and storyteller Jane McDaniel, president of the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, shares eight popular Irish herbs that grow in the Alamo City. Another popular Irish herb is caraway. For more information about the Irish Cultural Society of San Antonio, click here.
Ways to dodge daylight saving drowsiness
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Forty percent of countries worldwide use daylight saving to make better use of daylight and to conserve energy. The United States started using daylight saving time in 1966, but to no surprise, Americans want the ritual to stop. Whether you are for it or against it, there’s no doubt daylight saving time impacts us all. If you’re wondering if any states don’t follow daylight saving time, there are currently two: Arizona and Hawaii. Source:https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/01/us/daylight-saving-time-how-it-started-trnd/index.htmlhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/time-changes-large-majority-americans-dislike-twice-year-time-changes-ap-norc-poll-shows/Adhttps://www.nbcnews.com/know-your-value/feature/daylight-saving-time-4-surprising-health-effects-falling-back-ncna929546https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/11/03/663155917/ready-for-the-time-change-here-are-tips-to-stay-healthy-during-dark-days-aheadhttps://www.almanac.com/5-tips-help-your-body-adjust-time-changehttps://health.clevelandclinic.org/daylight-savings-time-change-4-tips-to-help-your-body-adjust/Adhttps://www.conemaugh.org/health-information/wellness-information/daylight-saving-time-tips-to-help-your-body-adjusthttps://www.pennmedicine.org/updates/blogs/health-and-wellness/2020/march/how-to-survive-daylight-saving-timehttps://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/coping-with-time-changes https://www.healthline.com/health-news/what-you-can-do-before-daylight-saving-time-to-help-your-body-adjust#How-parents-can-motivate-teens https://www.sleepfoundation.org/circadian-rhythm/daylight-saving-timeAdContributor(s) to this news report include: Addlyn Teague, Producer; Robert Walko, Videographer; Robert Walko, Editor.
Texas State Parks expand capacity, remove group limits in time for spring, summer camping
SAN ANTONIO – The Texas Parks and Wildlife on Wednesday said state parks will return to normal capacity in time for spring and summer camping seasons. Texas State Parks “have begun a strategic and thoughtful process of expanding capacity statewide” as Gov. “We’re excited to welcome more visitors to our parks,” Rodney Franklin, director of Texas State Parks, said in a news release. “We want Texans to know that the safety of our visitors and our park staff is our top priority as we increase visitor capacity. Texas State parks closed at the beginning of April 2020 as the state began shutting down due to the first wave of coronavirus cases.
San Antonio-area Texas Tulips location 'will remain closed' this spring
Getty ImagesAfter only one season in the San Antonio area, Texas-Tulips is no more. It's unclear if the area's "u-pick" flower farm, which is a Spring social media sensation, withered away permanently or will return at a later time. Texas-Tulips is active online, promoting the original, Dallas location, but there is no mention of the La Vernia field, which was about 45 minutes from San Antonio.mysanantonio.com
Tulip season is in bloom at farm north of San Antonio
Marble Falls, TEXAS – Let the days of cold snowy weather be gone and bring in the much warmer temperatures of spring. What better way to enjoy that warmer weather than heading to Sweet Berry Farm in Marble Falls to check out their tulips. According to Sweet Berry Farm’s Facebook page, their tulip season began Thursday. Sweet Berry Farm is also gearing up for strawberry season and guests can soon go pick strawberries. The farm is open Thursday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m.
6 tips to revamp your patio space for spring
Valerie Reynolds, of Chica Verde, gives us tips to “spring-up” your outdoor space and patio. “You must have a bar cart, for sure,” Reynolds said. AdBoho chic spring patio upgrade from Chica Verde. (Chica Verde 2021)4. Spruce up your spring patio with small pieces, like glass planters and watering cans.
Painting with a Twist open for socially distant spring break sessions
Paint hydrangeas at Painting with a Twist! Painting with a Twist at Artisan’s Alley conducts short classes for people of all painting experience. If you’re not feeling up to venturing out just yet, Painting with a Twist offers at-home kits for couples, too. “Everything you need to make your own painting at home.”Painting with a Twist at Artisan’s Alley is accepting appointments. Visit the website for more information, and watch the video above to see Mike get a tutorial while Fiona works on the “twist.”
H-E-B will require workers to wear masks, can only ask customers to do the same
Ruth Flavelle wears a mask and gloves as she enters an H-E-B grocery after waiting in line with more than 150 people Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Spring, Texas. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Though Texas’ mask mandate will soon be lifted, H-E-B will urge its customers to continue wearing masks until more Texans are vaccinated. Until those numbers improve, H-E-B will require workers to continue wearing their masks and asked customers to help keep them safe by wearing their masks too. “As an essential service provider during the pandemic, H-E-B is focused on the health and safety of our Partners and customers. The governor also said Texans now know how to prevent the spread of the virus, making the state mandates unnecessary.
CVS to administer COVID-19 vaccines at Texas pharmacies, including San Antonio area
(AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)SAN ANTONIO – CVS Health will soon begin to administer COVID-19 vaccines at pharmacies across Texas, including San Antonio, according to a news release from the national chain. Initially, the pharmacy had planned on starting Feb. 11, but delayed a day to ensure supply. As of Feb. 24, the locations administering the vaccine in the San Antonio area include one San Antonio location, one in Schertz , one in New Braunfels and one in Canyon Lake. AdAppointments will be available to book online at CVS.com or through the CVS app starting Feb. 11. Supply is limited in the state, according to the news release, and CVS has secured 38,000 total doses for Texas pharmacies.
UPDATE: 6-year-old boy possibly taken by suspect with ‘violent tendencies’ found safe
Authorities in Harris County are searching for Preston Fears, 6, (left), and Brandon Spears, 37. Update: Authorities have discontinued an AMBER Alert for 6-year-old Preston Fears, who disappeared in the Houston area late Monday. Original: An AMBER Alert has been issued for a 6-year-old boy who was possibly abducted by a man with warrants and “violent tendencies,” according to authorities in Harris County. The Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office on Tuesday morning said the boy, Preston Fears, disappeared Monday night in the Houston area. Anyone with information about the missing boy or the suspect is asked to call the Harris County Precinct 4 Constable’s Office at 281-376-3472.
Silver Alert discontinued for 86-year-old man in Spring
SPRING, Texas – Update:A Silver Alert issued for an 86-year-old man in Spring, Texas has been discontinued. Original:The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 86-year-old man in Spring, Texas. A Missing Senior Alert was issued for Leo Henry Morovich, who was last seen at 1 a.m., Saturday, in the 17500 block of Methill Drive. The sheriff’s office said Morovich’s disappearance poses a threat to his own health and safety. If you have any information regarding this missing senior citizen, contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-755-7427.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise to move headquarters to Texas
SPRING, Texas – Tech giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise said it is moving its global headquarters to the Houston area from California, where the company's roots go back to the founding of Silicon Valley decades ago. Hewlett Packard Enterprise was created in 2015 when the computer hardware pioneer Hewlett-Packard Inc. broke into two parts after years of struggling to keep up with industry trends, such as consumers’ shift away from personal computers. The split left one new company, HPE, concentrated on the business of selling data center hardware and business software, while another new company, HP Inc., kept the legacy PC and printer operations. HP Inc. is still headquartered in Palo Alto, California, and remains the bigger of the two companies in terms of revenue. “We are incredibly committed to Silicon Valley,” he said.
Newly altered spring schedule adds to student concerns – The Rattler
Graphic by Ivan BrionesDIDIER CADENA – STAFF WRITERAs this fall semester begins to come to a close, St. Mary’s has started to send out some information about adjustments to this upcoming spring semester. The spring semester is set to begin on Jan. 20, a week later than the original start date of Jan. 13. The next and more controversial announcement to come out of this email is the declaration that spring break will be canceled this spring semester. Many feel that this will not be beneficial to campus safety and that makes students worry for themselves and their fellow students on campus. However, precautions will remain uncertain until the continuation of Oyster Bake is determined.stmurattlernews.com
Silver Alert issued for missing 76-year-old woman in Harris County
SPRING, Texas – The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 76-year-old woman. Joann Johnson Jones was last seen at 5 a.m., Sunday, in the 16700 block of Mandeville Court in Spring, Texas. She was driving a silver 2017 Nissan Rogue with a Texas plate that reads, “MXH8830.”Authorities say she has been diagnosed with a cognitive impairment and her disappearance could pose a credible threat to her own health and safety. Jones is described as being 5′6″ with white hair, brown eyes and she was last seen wearing a nightgown. If you have any information regarding Jones' whereabouts, contact the Harris County Sheriff’s Office at 713-755-7427.
KSAT Kids: Be a meteorologist from home!
It is because of the Earth’s tilt that we have seasons like spring, fall, summer and winter. Thursday marks the vernal equinox, which mean Spring begins tonight! Check out the video above to learn more. Related Content:KSAT Kids: Be a meteorologist from home! This Day in Weather History: March 19thScholastic is offering free online courses so your kids can keep learning while schools are closed
Here's why H-E-B decided not to have seniors-only shopping hours during pandemic
Here's why H-E-B decided not to have seniors-only shopping hours during pandemicRuth Flavelle wears a mask and gloves as she enters an H-E-B grocery after waiting in line with more than 150 people Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Spring, Texas. Grocery stores across the country have started to reserve special hours for older, at-risk Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. less Ruth Flavelle wears a mask and gloves as she enters an H-E-B grocery after waiting in line with more than 150 people Tuesday, March 17, 2020, in Spring, Texas. Grocery stores across the country have started to ... more Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Photo: David J. Phillip, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Here's why H-E-B decided not to have seniors-only shopping hours during pandemic 1 / 4 Back to GalleryGrocery stores across the country have started to reserve special hours for older, at-risk Americans during the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: Dollar General to offer seniors-only shopping time to fight spread of coronavirusThe company noted it is focused on promoting social distancing and delivering products through curbside and home delivery.mysanantonio.com
What to know for Spring break
SAN ANTONIO- Spring break is a time that most college students look forward to every Spring semester. Spring break is a week vacation typically happens the week after midterms that give students time off to relax before finals. Human trafficking during spring break is one of the events traffickers look for victims. “I enjoy staying home and just chilling.”When traveling this Spring break, keep in mind these helpful tips. If you want to read more about how to stay safe this Spring break, you can continue reading with this article.lakefrontollu.com
A question about rape was included on a ninth-grade biology homework assignment at a Texas high school
SPRING, TEXAS – A Texas school district is taking "corrective action" after a question about rape was included on a ninth-grade biology homework assignment. About 90 students at Klein Collins High School in Spring, Texas, about 30 minutes outside of Houston, got an "inappropriate homework question" on an assignment from one of their teachers, Klein Independent School District spokeswoman Rachel Trotter told CNN. The question asked students to solve the following, according to CNN affiliate, KPRC:"Suzy was assaulted in an alley and is a victim of rape. "The assignment is not part of the District's approved curriculum and is by no means representative of the District's instructional philosophy," Trotter said. A parent and a social media post brought the homework question to the district's attention, Trotter said.
Texas man accused of killing grandmother, great-grandmother
On Sunday sheriff's office deputies responding to a call found the body of an unidentified woman stuffed into a large plastic tote behind a shed at an abandoned church in Spring. Spencer said that in an effort to determine if the body was related to the missing persons case, detectives talked to Ramos at the home he'd shared with the two women since moving there from Philadelphia over the summer.chicagotribune.com
Husband remembers 71-year-old wife who died in San Antonio plane crash
HOUSTON – Days after a small plane crash killed three people near San Antonio, KPRC 2 learned more about the third victim — 71-year-old Maureen Garrow of Spring, Texas. Garrow was an avid private pilot and flight instructor whose passion was to teach, according to her loved ones. On Sunday, Garrow was with 38-year-old Austin businessman Robert Tyson Womble, believed to be in the pilot’s seat, and his company intern, 22-year-old Eric Naranjo, when the plane went down in San Antonio. Third victim identified in deadly San Antonio plane crashOn the day of the wreck, Maureen’s husband Ronald told KPRC 2 his wife left for Hooks Memorial Airport to lead a training. Officials said the plane was on its way to Boerne from Hooks but made a brief stop in Sugar Land Regional Airport before attempting an unsuccessful emergency stop at the San Antonio International Airport.
14-year-old double amputee pursues his dreams on the football field
At 6, he told his mom he wanted to play football. But Hodge wanted to call the plays in his life, and with three football-playing brothers encouraging him, he decided to be a quarterback. "I have bad days, I mean everybody does. It's not about the bad days. It's about how you recover from the bad days," Hodge said.cbsnews.com
Weather radars show dragonfly swarms moving south
The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia, tweeted radar imagery on Monday that showed strange, cloud-like masses over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. (CNN) - Hordes of dragonflies are showing up on weather radar and making things interesting for weather forecasters in the eastern United States. It's not their fault -- the flying insects are just heading south to escape the coming cold weather. The National Weather Service office in Wakefield, Virginia, tweeted radar imagery on Monday that showed strange, cloud-like masses over parts of Virginia and North Carolina. Mike Dutter, the science and operations officer for the Wakefield office, said weather radar is sensitive enough to detect tiny droplets of rain, so it's not unusual for it to also pick up dust, flocks of birds or insects.
Daddy Yankees Protg Brytiago Becomes First Reggaetonero to Walk in NYFW Runway Show
Puerto Rican artist Brytiago -- whose real name is Bryan Santiago -- became the first male reggaetonero to walk a NYFW runway. "When urban music is in style," Brytiago wrote on Instagram in Spanish alongside photos of the show, adding "@andyhilfiger @artistixfashion This is @nyfw Day 1 #Artistix #Artmeetfashion #artistixnyfw." Steven Ferdman/Getty ImagesSteven Ferdman/Getty ImagesBackstage, the "Aprend A Amar" crooner also posed with Andy and Tommy Hilfiger. Get more Latinx news on ET MS, ETonline's new section featuring the latest celeb, film, TV, music and style news. NYFW Spring 2020: Dates, Schedule, Featured Designers and MoreNew York Fashion Week Spring 2020: The Best Dressed Celebrities
Smart phone makers to include kill switch in 2015
Smart phone makers to include kill switch in 2015 Spring has sprung and so has home construction, expect a kill switch to come with smart phones after July 2015, and Ford is rolling out a limited editing Mustang GT to honor the car's 50th anniversary. Jill Wagner has these stories and more MoneyWatch headlines.cbsnews.com