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Do pick up lines work? Video included

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The question came up, “Do pickup lines actually work?” To answer this, I went down to The Ginger Man in the Rice Village in Houston, Texas, and asked people what they thought.
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'Til death do us part – car payments Video included

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“Pick your payment and I’ll make it work,” says the salesperson at the car dealership when you find yourself in need of a new set of wheels. More>>

Sleeping in the nude may increase marital happiness Video included

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A recent survey published by Cotton USA reveals that 57 percent of married couples who sleep nude report being happy with their partner. Roughly half of all couples do sleep nude and approximately half of those are over the age of 55. More>>

How to reduce those food allergies

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The number of allergies is skyrocketing. Some reports show as many as one-in-five Americans is allergic to something, including different types of food. The important question is: Is there anyway to reduce this obnoxious and potentially life-changing problem? More>>

A surprising health boost Video included

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Doctors often say your "gut" is the gateway to health. If it's healthy, chances are you are healthy. That's why it's important to know about a condition called "leaky gut" that can cause all kinds of issues.
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How to help yourself or someone you love with food addiction Video included

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Obesity is an epidemic all over the world. It underlies illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Food addicts differ from people who overeat during holidays or special events. They differ because they have a relationship with food that is unhealthy.
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Addicted to the thrill of shopping Video included

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Has shopping become a pastime for you? Many people, especially women, may answer that question yes…so how do you know when shopping has become a serious addiction instead of just bonding with friends, finding a cute outfit or having “me time?” According to the compulsive buying scale, there are seven questions to ask yourself. More>>

Beware of five debt traps Video included

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Many of us dream of the day when we are finished making mortgage, student loan or car payments, but what are the common practices that keep us from being debt-free? Sometimes we overlook the traps that get us there, and keep us there.
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Loving a partner through an alcohol addiction Video included

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Life is stressful, and when you get married you may not know your partner’s history of family addictions. One of the problems that strike many marriages is when a partner becomes addicted. It doesn’t really matter what the addiction is, because what it does to the addicted person is pretty much the same destructive pattern.
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10 plants that even a ‘black thumb’ can grow

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Eddie Russell, manager and master gardener at Cornelius Nursery, shares ten plants that even the least-experienced gardener can cultivate in their yards or greenhouses. More>>

Houston Community College Southwest among PrintHouston 2014 sites Video included

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More than 25 museums, galleries, and institutions throughout southeast Texas, including Houston Community College Southwest, will take part in PrintHouston 2014, a showcase of notable print artists from the Gulf Coast area.
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Are you and your family addicted to media? Video included

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The University of Maryland has researched the dependency on different forms of mass media with college age students to find that media is the most common addiction in the United States. Their study subjects were college age, and they asked their subjects to disconnect for 24 hours from using any type of media. They also asked them to record their thoughts as they disconnected from internet, television, MP3 players and other electronics.
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Is Candy Crush Saga replacing real life? Video included

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If you have a smart phone of use Facebook, you probably have run across or played Candy Crush Saga as well as other popular games. Playing them is innocent and fun, but when you can’t stop playing them and you begin avoiding real life because you’d much rather spend time lining up candy in a row to score points, there’s a problem. Although that may sound funny, it’s very serious. More than 93 million people play more than 1 billion times a day according to the game’s maker, “King Digital Ente... More>>

Turn out the lights for better health Video included

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If you find a night light convenient or comforting, you may want to reconsider its worth. The American Medical Association has even warned that light at night reduces your production of melatonin, which is made during sleep. It's thought that melatonin may be a cancer suppressor, so researchers believe exposure to light at night, could cause cancer.
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How young adults can plan an exit strategy from living with parents Video included

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You promised yourself this would be temporary, but now six months has rolled into a year, and it’s tough to say goodbye; yet you know it’s time to go. Or maybe you’re that parent who’s ready for your adult child to make a move? Well, on this Independence Day, here are a few tips to help you plan your exit strategy. More>>

Feel Good Friday: Prom for a purpose Video included

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For thousands of students and parents it's prom season.  It comes with a steep price tag that only seems to get more expensive and more extravagant each year.But for Houston business woman Pamela Ellis, More>>

Dash camera video released involving Missouri City Cop who jumped off bridge Video included

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Dramatic dash camera video has been released of a Missouri City Officer who jumped off a 30-foot bridge to avoid a car.In the video you can see how Officer Kenneth Lewis backed away from the oncoming car just before jumping off the bridge. This was early Friday morning. Officer Lewis continues to recover at Memorial Hermann Hospital and is not expected to be released for another two weeks.From there the officer will face a lengthy rehabilitation.The woman driving the car that nearly hit the o... More>>

Armed robbery of NW Harris Co Family Dollar leads to SWAT standoff Video included

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Dramatic moments at closing time at a Family Dollar store in northwest Harris County Monday evening. Around 9:44 pm the manager of the Family Dollar, at 13711 Kuykendahl near Interstate 45, was attempting to lock the font doors when she was bull rushed by two male armed suspects.The suspects demanded money from the manager and a customer who was checking out. The customer was robbed of the items he just bought as well as his wallet and cell phone.At the same time two employees who were inside... More>>

Body found in burned out and abandoned SUV in southeast Houston

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What started as a vehicle fire in southeast Houston has turned into a homicide investigation. Houston Fire Department says they received a call about a burning SUV off 1000 Milby just after 4am on Monday.  After the fire was extinguished they found the remains of a charred body inside the vehicle.
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Healthworks: Austism school breaking barriers Video included

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April is Autism Awareness month. We want to introduce you to a local school that's breaking barriers of children with learning differences. It costs a fraction of the typical price, plus they're expanding to make room to help even more students. It's tucked in the middle of Old Town Spring. It's a small school where children are "able". They gear everything toward a positive note for children with learning differences, like autism, dyslexia, and ADD/ADHD.
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4 people shot at southwest Houston lounge

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Houston homicide investigators are on the scene of a deadly night club shooting in southwest Houston.One person was killed and three others were injured just after 3 AM Thursday morning.  It all happened at the Vibe lounge, located at the 93-hundred block of Richmond. 
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Video: Phantom fan Video included

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Was a ghost caught on camera at a soccer match in Bolivia?Watch the video above and decide for yourself.It shows what looks like a hunched over shadowy figure running through fans in a stadium. It even appears to run straight through a barrier.This video was shot last week during a television broadcast of the match and has gone viral.Give us your thoughts on the video in the comment section below. More>>

Must have vacation item: A cell phone?

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When your own vacation what's your must have item? If you live and work in the United States, it's your cell phone. A new survey by TripAdvisor.com found that 90% of Americans take their cell phones with them on vacation.  The survey found that people on vacation use those cell phones for business and pleasure. More>>

Kingwood robbery call uncovers a wad of cash, drugs and guns

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10 pounds of marijuana, tens of thousands of dollars in cash and guns are just part of what police responding to a robbery call found Thursday morning in Kingwood.Around 1 a.m. on Thursday, police received More>>

Blood Moon gets the attention of Houstonians

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It was a very late night or really early morning for thousands of Houstonians who bundled up to deal with the unseasonably cool temperatures to take advantage of a celestial event-a full lunar eclipse.The More>>

14 year old Katy student riding a bike to school hit Video included

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Texas Department of Public Safety investigators are on the scene after it was reported that a Fort Bend County Deputy Constable struck at 16 year old girl on a bike early Friday morning.The accident happened More>>

Reported psych patient steals ambulance and leads Houston police on chase

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A very bizarre scene on Houston streets Tuesday night that included a stolen Houston Fire Department Ambulance and ended with a police chase.It all started around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday evening when the Houston More>>

Penalty For Uninsured Could Be Higher Than First Thought Video included

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Monday is the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.  Political consultant Dallas Jones explains why the penalties for not signing up could be more than you thought. More>>

What Does Pregnancy Look Like? Video included

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The typical pregnancy experience is defined by fatigue, nausea and plenty of cravings, but a local woman is defying the odds and turning heads at the gym as she hopes to inspire others to get fit and stay fit.  More>>

Controversial New PainKiller Concerns Health Experts Video included

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Pressure is mounting on the FDA to take a second look at a powerful new painkiller.  Health experts and lawmakers are worried Zohydro could worsen prescription drug addiction.  Dr. Michael Sprintz from the Sprintz Center fills in Fox 26 viewers on the controversy. More>>

How To Save On Your Wedding Without Skimping Video included

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Shaun Gray from Gray & Associates Events gives Fox 26 viewers some tips for saving money on their wedding.  More>>

How to break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck Video included

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Living paycheck to paycheck is a vicious cycle that is all to familiar to middle class families. There just never seems to be enough money at the end of the month.According to FOX 26 contributor Lance Roberts from STA Wealth, you can break the cycle by simple stop living paycheck to paycheck.If that advice seems too easy, he warns in the beginning it's tough.But your first step is learning to save. The first bill you pay out of your paycheck every month needs to be yourself.Roberts says, if y... More>>

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  • Summer Gardening 101

    Summer Gardening 101

  • Eating fish can help prevent a stroke

    Eating fish can help prevent a stroke

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:00:50 GMT
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability, but doctors want you to know that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented! Cardiologist Dr. John Higgins, from U.T. Memorial Hermann and Harris Health, shares some ways to prevent this top killer.
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability, but doctors want you to know that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented! Cardiologist Dr. John Higgins, from U.T. Memorial Hermann and Harris Health, shares some ways to prevent this top killer.
  • Variety Of Tomatoes At Urban Harvest Tomato Fest

    Variety Of Tomatoes At Urban Harvest Tomato Fest

    Saturday, June 14 2014 10:28 AM EDT2014-06-14 14:28:43 GMT
    Urban Harvest's Tomato Fest is happening Saturday and Sunday. Farmers bring a variety of tomatoes to the market at 3000 Eastside. There will be cooking demonstrations as well. Libby Kennedy with Urban Harvest stopped by the Fox 26 studios to give us a preview and show viewers how to make sun dried tomatoes.
    Urban Harvest's Tomato Fest is happening Saturday and Sunday. Farmers bring a variety of tomatoes to the market at 3000 Eastside. There will be cooking demonstrations as well. Libby Kennedy with Urban Harvest stopped by the Fox 26 studios to give us a preview and show viewers how to make sun dried tomatoes.
  • Foster Fathers Are Unsung Heroes To Children

    Foster Fathers Are Unsung Heroes To Children

    Saturday, June 14 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-06-14 14:14:26 GMT
    Across the Houston area, there's a desperate need for more foster parents. On this father's day weekend we're celebrating one foster dad who is truly an unsung hero to his children. A few years ago Jack and Athena Moseley were thinking about what life would be like when they teenager son went off to college. Then, they felt a calling to add to their family. They committed to fostering Joe, Destiny and Daniella. Three siblings who were abused and neglected. Soon after, with their hands full bu...
    Across the Houston area, there's a desperate need for more foster parents. On this father's day weekend we're celebrating one foster dad who is truly an unsung hero to his children. A few years ago Jack and Athena Moseley were thinking about what life would be like when they teenager son went off to college. Then, they felt a calling to add to their family. They committed to fostering Joe, Destiny and Daniella. Three siblings who were abused and neglected. Soon after, with their hands full bu...
  • Tie Drive Benefits Harbor Light Center

    Tie Drive Benefits Harbor Light Center

    Saturday, June 14 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-06-14 13:54:06 GMT
    Getting a good paying job can be a challenge, especially if you don't have the right clothes. That's why MW Cleaners has been collecting ties this month for the Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center. Mike Nesbit, President of MW Cleaners, and Salvation Army's Sgt. Rodney Hinkle joined the Harbor Light Choir in the Fox 26 studios to talk about the effort. The Harbor Light Center provides help to men in Houston trying to overcome homelessness and addiction.
    Getting a good paying job can be a challenge, especially if you don't have the right clothes. That's why MW Cleaners has been collecting ties this month for the Salvation Army's Harbor Light Center. Mike Nesbit, President of MW Cleaners, and Salvation Army's Sgt. Rodney Hinkle joined the Harbor Light Choir in the Fox 26 studios to talk about the effort. The Harbor Light Center provides help to men in Houston trying to overcome homelessness and addiction.
  • Healthy And Refreshing Summer Recipes

    Healthy And Refreshing Summer Recipes

    Sunday, June 8 2014 10:50 AM EDT2014-06-08 14:50:44 GMT
    Chef Gwen Marzano from Garden of Life shows Fox 26 viewers several of her healthy and refreshing recipes to try this summer.Wonderful Watermelon Slushy: 3 ½ cups cubed watermelon, frozen2 ½ cups coconut water Juice of 1 limeServes: 2-3Preparation: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you reach a slushy consistency. Garnish with mint or a slice of watermelon and serve immediately. Colorful Black Bean Salad1 pound cooked Black Beans½ cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half½ cup yello...
    Chef Gwen Marzano from Garden of Life shows Fox 26 viewers several of her healthy and refreshing recipes to try this summer.Wonderful Watermelon Slushy: 3 ½ cups cubed watermelon, frozen2 ½ cups coconut water Juice of 1 limeServes: 2-3Preparation: Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until you reach a slushy consistency. Garnish with mint or a slice of watermelon and serve immediately. Colorful Black Bean Salad1 pound cooked Black Beans½ cup cherry tomatoes sliced in half½ cup yello...
  • Fox First Take: 24 inter Kim Raver & Tate Donovan

    Fox First Take: 24 (the series) Kim Raver & Tate Donovan

    Fox First Take: 24 (the series) Kim Raver & Tate Donovan

  • Baby Boomers On Mission To Find Fountain Of Youth

    Baby Boomers On Mission To Find Fountain Of Youth

    Sunday, June 1 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-06-01 14:34:51 GMT
    It sounds too good to be true. Get a great workout in a lot less time. It's a new fitness concept that's just landed in Houston and has baby boomers, especially, eager to see if it's the fountain of youth they're after.The Exercise Coach promotes 20 minute, twice a week workouts. That's it."Regular training appeals to 15% of the population. The number one barrier is time. In two, 20 minute workouts we're able to provide the right intensity for each muscle group," said Grant English, The Exerc...
    It sounds too good to be true. Get a great workout in a lot less time. It's a new fitness concept that's just landed in Houston and has baby boomers, especially, eager to see if it's the fountain of youth they're after.The Exercise Coach promotes 20 minute, twice a week workouts. That's it."Regular training appeals to 15% of the population. The number one barrier is time. In two, 20 minute workouts we're able to provide the right intensity for each muscle group," said Grant English, The Exerc...
  • Older Brothers In Need Of Adoptive Family

    Older Brothers In Need Of Adoptive Family

    Sunday, June 1 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-06-01 14:18:32 GMT
    Across the country there's an incredible need for more foster parents. This month, we're featuring two brothers who are in foster care and available for adoption right now. "Antoni and Christian are the perfect representation of the kids in care who need these homes. They are older children, teenagers, a sibling group and still very much in need of a family," said Atasha Kelley-Harris, Depelchin Children's Center. Antoni (known as Toni), boy 14 • Described as smart, willful and kind hearted ...
    Across the country there's an incredible need for more foster parents. This month, we're featuring two brothers who are in foster care and available for adoption right now. "Antoni and Christian are the perfect representation of the kids in care who need these homes. They are older children, teenagers, a sibling group and still very much in need of a family," said Atasha Kelley-Harris, Depelchin Children's Center. Antoni (known as Toni), boy 14 • Described as smart, willful and kind hearted ...
  • Style On A Budget to Help Get A Job

    Style On A Budget to Help Get A Job

    Sunday, June 1 2014 9:23 AM EDT2014-06-01 13:23:15 GMT
    Joel Quinones, owner of Q The Salon and Chau Nguyen from The Women's Home talk to Fox 26 viewers about their partnership to help women looking to get a job.
    Joel Quinones, owner of Q The Salon and Chau Nguyen from The Women's Home talk to Fox 26 viewers about their partnership to help women looking to get a job.
  • Wedding Trends for 2014

    Wedding Trends for 2014

  • Feel Good Friday-Pair Program

    Feel Good Friday-Pair Program

  • Reigns Food Truck Creates "Shiner Burger" In Time For Burger Month

    Reigns Food Truck Creates "Shiner Burger" In Time For Burger Month

    Sunday, May 18 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-05-18 13:54:38 GMT
    May is National Burger Month, and chef Lavar Robinson of Reigns Food Truck shows Fox 26 viewers how he builds the perfect burger.
    May is National Burger Month, and chef Lavar Robinson of Reigns Food Truck shows Fox 26 viewers how he builds the perfect burger.
  • Impact A Hero Weekend Benefits Wounded Veterans

    Impact A Hero Weekend Benefits Wounded Veterans

    Saturday, May 17 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-05-17 14:31:51 GMT
    The 10th annual Impact A Hero 5K run, walk and wheel event is taking place at NRG Park. Ashley Johnson reports there are more than 3,000 runners and 50 wounded vets and their families participating. The money raised helps provide emotional and financial support to our war heroes. For more information visit impactahero.com
    The 10th annual Impact A Hero 5K run, walk and wheel event is taking place at NRG Park. Ashley Johnson reports there are more than 3,000 runners and 50 wounded vets and their families participating. The money raised helps provide emotional and financial support to our war heroes. For more information visit impactahero.com
  • Try Before You Buy Toy Event Benefits Foster Kids

    Try Before You Buy Toy Event Benefits Foster Kids

    Saturday, May 17 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-05-17 14:15:01 GMT
    A try before you buy toy event is expected to draw hundreds of families this weekend. Julie Akiri created Toy Party USA. Kids can get hands on with the newest toys of the summer without having to buy them. Proceeds from the event will help pay for birthday gifts for foster children The event is Sunday May 18th.Where: Legends Sports Complex 602 Pruitt RoadWhen: 1-4PMTicket Prices: $5.00
    A try before you buy toy event is expected to draw hundreds of families this weekend. Julie Akiri created Toy Party USA. Kids can get hands on with the newest toys of the summer without having to buy them. Proceeds from the event will help pay for birthday gifts for foster children The event is Sunday May 18th.Where: Legends Sports Complex 602 Pruitt RoadWhen: 1-4PMTicket Prices: $5.00
  • UH Student Tries To Break World Record For A Cause

    UH Student Tries To Break World Record For A Cause

    Saturday, May 17 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-05-17 13:46:59 GMT
    A local student just wrapped up his junior year at the University of Houston but already has another challenge on his mind before summer starts. Known to be affordable and chill, disc golf has also become a serious sport. So much so that Cody Miller is chasing a world record this weekend."I'm attempting to break the world record for the most disc golf holes played in 24 hours. I have to play 1,620 holes in 24 hours," said Miller.Making it onto the disc golf scene has meant a lot to Cody but n...
    A local student just wrapped up his junior year at the University of Houston but already has another challenge on his mind before summer starts. Known to be affordable and chill, disc golf has also become a serious sport. So much so that Cody Miller is chasing a world record this weekend."I'm attempting to break the world record for the most disc golf holes played in 24 hours. I have to play 1,620 holes in 24 hours," said Miller.Making it onto the disc golf scene has meant a lot to Cody but n...
  • Easy Week Night Meals For Time Strapped Moms

    Easy Week Night Meals For Time Strapped Moms

    Sunday, May 11 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-05-11 14:47:42 GMT
    Joanie Zisk, the popular mom and chef behind zagleft.com shows Fox 26 viewers several easy weeknight meals to make when you're pressed for time.
    Joanie Zisk, the popular mom and chef behind zagleft.com shows Fox 26 viewers several easy weeknight meals to make when you're pressed for time.
  • Is Your Home Making You Sick?

    Is Your Home Making You Sick?

    Sunday, May 11 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-05-11 14:38:28 GMT
    Houston's air quality is among the worst in the nation, but what about the air inside your own home? Studies show it's often 200 times more toxic than the outside. That has Houstonians focused on a new kind of movement, homes as healers."People are sick in their homes, and they often don't know it," said Jeff Kaplan, founder of New Living, a green building and home store.Allergies or asthma have a new treatment option: a prescription for an organic mattress. "These are all notes from doctors ...
    Houston's air quality is among the worst in the nation, but what about the air inside your own home? Studies show it's often 200 times more toxic than the outside. That has Houstonians focused on a new kind of movement, homes as healers."People are sick in their homes, and they often don't know it," said Jeff Kaplan, founder of New Living, a green building and home store.Allergies or asthma have a new treatment option: a prescription for an organic mattress. "These are all notes from doctors ...
  • Make A Flower For Mom At Free Event

    Make A Flower For Mom At Free Event

    Sunday, May 11 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-05-11 14:06:32 GMT
    On this Mother's Day children can learn all about flowers at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market located at 3000 Richmond. Children will be able to make a flower to bring home to mom and get a seedling to plant in their home garden at the free event.
    On this Mother's Day children can learn all about flowers at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market located at 3000 Richmond. Children will be able to make a flower to bring home to mom and get a seedling to plant in their home garden at the free event.
  • Is Climate Change Report A Political Move?

    Is Climate Change Report A Political Move?

    Sunday, May 11 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-05-11 13:39:18 GMT
    This week The White House released an 800 page report on climate change. It claims we'll see a dramatic increase in extreme weather and that humans are to blame. The Round Up Sunday morning panel weighs in.
    This week The White House released an 800 page report on climate change. It claims we'll see a dramatic increase in extreme weather and that humans are to blame. The Round Up Sunday morning panel weighs in.
  • Girls On The Run Teaches Life Skills

    Girls On The Run Teaches Life Skills

    Saturday, May 3 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-05-03 15:34:59 GMT
    Sunday, hundreds of girls will lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement for a one of a kind 5K. It's called Girls On The Run, and the race is the culmination of a 12 week long program teaching inner city kids life skills.
    Sunday, hundreds of girls will lace up their running shoes and hit the pavement for a one of a kind 5K. It's called Girls On The Run, and the race is the culmination of a 12 week long program teaching inner city kids life skills.
  • Katy ISD Junior HS teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a student in a portable classroom

    Katy ISD Junior HS teacher arrested for inappropriate relationship with a student in a portable classroom

    Monday, April 28 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-04-28 16:26:12 GMT
    Early Monday morning parents of Katy Junior High are receiving a disturbing email concerning one of the teachers at the school. According to a release by Katy ISD, a social studies teacher was arrested on the campus on Sunday night by district police after they were found allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school.
    Early Monday morning parents of Katy Junior High are receiving a disturbing email concerning one of the teachers at the school. According to a release by Katy ISD, a social studies teacher was arrested on the campus on Sunday night by district police after they were found allegedly engaging in an inappropriate relationship with a student at the school.
  • Help needed finding a missing 65 year old Houston woman

    Help needed finding a missing 65 year old Houston woman

    Monday, April 28 2014 10:02 AM EDT2014-04-28 14:02:41 GMT
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    Houston police are asking for help in locating a missing 65 year old woman who was last seen Sunday in southwest Houston. Patsy McNeil, was last seen at Texas Community Care located in the 71-hundred block of Gessner near Bellaire around 10:30 AM. She was wearing a black dress and is said to be around 5'04" tall and weighs 130 lbs.
    Houston police are asking for help in locating a missing 65 year old woman who was last seen Sunday in southwest Houston. Patsy McNeil, was last seen at Texas Community Care located in the 71-hundred block of Gessner near Bellaire around 10:30 AM. She was wearing a black dress and is said to be around 5'04" tall and weighs 130 lbs.
  • Local Garden Manages to Thrive On Less

    Local Garden Manages to Thrive On Less

    Sunday, April 27 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-27 14:53:29 GMT
    A small community garden in northwest Harris County has big ideas for conserving water.Every drop of water is valuable at the Cypresswood Water Conservation Garden. Those tending the garden have managed to help it thrive on less. Everything in the garden, from the plants and trees to insects and birds is supported by rain and water collected on site. It's now the only sustainable water garden in all of Houston. "To be sustainable, we made the commitment that once the plants were established w...
    A small community garden in northwest Harris County has big ideas for conserving water.Every drop of water is valuable at the Cypresswood Water Conservation Garden. Those tending the garden have managed to help it thrive on less. Everything in the garden, from the plants and trees to insects and birds is supported by rain and water collected on site. It's now the only sustainable water garden in all of Houston. "To be sustainable, we made the commitment that once the plants were established w...
  • Know Your Child's Drowning Risk

    Know Your Child's Drowning Risk

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-04-26 15:29:27 GMT
    A free water safety challenge in Spring is designed to test your child's drowning risk. FINS swimming facility is hosting the event from 3-6PM. The community is invited to test their water safety skills for free with trained instructors. FINS is located at 7827 Spring Cypress Road.
    A free water safety challenge in Spring is designed to test your child's drowning risk. FINS swimming facility is hosting the event from 3-6PM. The community is invited to test their water safety skills for free with trained instructors. FINS is located at 7827 Spring Cypress Road.
  • Five Steps To A Successful Job Search After Graduation

    Five Steps To A Successful Job Search After Graduation

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-26 15:14:57 GMT
    The semester is winding down for many college students, and soon they'll be joining the job market. So how can you get hired in a crowded field? Jamie Belline is an assistant dean of Bauer College of Business at The University of Houston. She stopped by Fox 26 to share her five steps to a successful graduation job search.
    The semester is winding down for many college students, and soon they'll be joining the job market. So how can you get hired in a crowded field? Jamie Belline is an assistant dean of Bauer College of Business at The University of Houston. She stopped by Fox 26 to share her five steps to a successful graduation job search.
  • Houston Woman Loses 100 Pounds, Credits Social Media

    Houston Woman Loses 100 Pounds, Credits Social Media

    Saturday, April 26 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-26 15:03:31 GMT
    A Houston woman credits social media and her online fitness community with helping her shed more than 100 pounds. Iriel Franklin is an accountant and busy mom. Health wasn't always a priority. "About a year and a half ago I went to the doctor for a check up, and I was 300 pounds," said Franklin.That and the fact her father had just passed away from a stroke and heart failure motivated Franklin to start clean eating and exercising.She began posting pictures of her transformation on social medi...
    A Houston woman credits social media and her online fitness community with helping her shed more than 100 pounds. Iriel Franklin is an accountant and busy mom. Health wasn't always a priority. "About a year and a half ago I went to the doctor for a check up, and I was 300 pounds," said Franklin.That and the fact her father had just passed away from a stroke and heart failure motivated Franklin to start clean eating and exercising.She began posting pictures of her transformation on social medi...
  • Houston we have a problem: Allergies, today is forecast to be one of the worst in a long time

    Houston we have a problem: Allergies, today is forecast to be one of the worst in a long time

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:33:57 GMT
    Brace yourself Houston. Wednesday could be one of the worst days for allergy suffers so far this year.Take our colder and longer than average winter and add in our cooler temperatures to start spring. Then, figure in our weather pattern over the past week of consistent temperatures in the mid-80's and you have the perfect growing conditions for grasses, trees and weeds.
    Brace yourself Houston. Wednesday could be one of the worst days for allergy suffers so far this year.Take our colder and longer than average winter and add in our cooler temperatures to start spring. Then, figure in our weather pattern over the past week of consistent temperatures in the mid-80's and you have the perfect growing conditions for grasses, trees and weeds.
  • House plants that take the bad stuff out of your home

    House plants that take the bad stuff out of your home

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:06:26 GMT
    We bring in so many chemicals into our breathable airspace every day. Foliage from trees and bushes are natural air cleaners- which is why more trees are so beneficial from an air quality perspective. Scientific research has proven that certain house plants can remove volatiles, sealants and nitrogen species from the air in our homes.
    We bring in so many chemicals into our breathable airspace every day. Foliage from trees and bushes are natural air cleaners- which is why more trees are so beneficial from an air quality perspective. Scientific research has proven that certain house plants can remove volatiles, sealants and nitrogen species from the air in our homes.
  • Artist Paints 30 Dogs in 30 Days for Non Profit

    Artist Paints 30 Dogs in 30 Days for Non Profit

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:52 AM EDT2014-04-20 08:52:10 GMT
    Artist Leiann Klein is painting 30 dogs in 30 days during the month of April. Each morning she selects a new dog out of hundreds of pictures that have been sent in to paint. The paintings will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds benefiting the rescue organization Operation Pets Alive.
    Artist Leiann Klein is painting 30 dogs in 30 days during the month of April. Each morning she selects a new dog out of hundreds of pictures that have been sent in to paint. The paintings will be auctioned off with half of the proceeds benefiting the rescue organization Operation Pets Alive.
  • Double ACL Tears Part Of National Trend For Female Athletes

    Double ACL Tears Part Of National Trend For Female Athletes

    Sunday, April 13 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-13 15:02:37 GMT
    A warning for parents as spring and summer sports seasons heat up.  Doctors say there's more evidence than ever that boys and girls are participating on an uneven playing field when it comes to injuries. 
    A warning for parents as spring and summer sports seasons heat up.  Doctors say there's more evidence than ever that boys and girls are participating on an uneven playing field when it comes to injuries. 
  • MS 150 Cyclist Faces Extra Challenge

    MS 150 Cyclist Faces Extra Challenge

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:32:25 GMT
    This weekend 13,000 cyclists are riding in the 30th annual BP MS 150.  It started in Houston on Saturday and ends in Austin today. 
    This weekend 13,000 cyclists are riding in the 30th annual BP MS 150.  It started in Houston on Saturday and ends in Austin today.  They're riding to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's goal of creating a world free of MS. 
  • Sick Kids Visit Zoo Without Ever Leaving Hospital

    Sick Kids Visit Zoo Without Ever Leaving Hospital

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:21:52 GMT
    New technology is giving patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital the chance to visit the Houston Zoo several stories below the hospital without ever leaving their rooms.
    New technology is giving patients at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital the chance to visit the Houston Zoo several stories below the hospital without ever leaving their rooms.
  • Teenage Siblings Need Forever Home

    Teenage Siblings Need Forever Home

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:28:22 GMT
    Imagine growing up without a home, without parents.  That's the reality for thousands of teenagers in the Houston area stuck in the foster care system, desperate to find a forever family.
    Imagine growing up without a home, without parents.  That's the reality for thousands of teenagers in the Houston area stuck in the foster care system, desperate to find a forever family.
  • Four-Year-Old Houston Girl Hears Clearly For First Time

    Four-Year-Old Houston Girl Hears Clearly For First Time

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:32:28 GMT
    It's a moment that's been four years in the making.  A local girl with severe hearing loss clearly hears her mother's voice for the first time.  
    It's a moment that's been four years in the making.  A local girl with severe hearing loss clearly hears her mother's voice for the first time.  
  • Best and Worst Words To Put On Resume

    Best and Worst Words To Put On Resume

    Sunday, April 6 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-06 14:38:26 GMT
    The first step to getting your dream job often starts with a great resume, but there are several mistakes job seekers make on their resumes that stall their careers. 
    The first step to getting your dream job often starts with a great resume, but there are several mistakes job seekers make on their resumes that stall their careers.  Jamie Belline, Assistant Dean at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business shares the best and worst resume words.
  • Brightening Up Your Yard For Spring Helps Cancer Patients

    Brightening Up Your Yard For Spring Helps Cancer Patients

    Sunday, April 6 2014 9:50 AM EDT2014-04-06 13:50:35 GMT
    Child cancer patients are taking a break from their treatments to take part in a painting party.  Their paintings are being featured on The Round Top Collection's metal yard art. 
    Child cancer patients are taking a break from their treatments to take part in a painting party.  Their paintings are being featured on The Round Top Collection's metal yard art. 
  • Hard Work Pays Off: Five Students Surprised With Laptops

    Hard Work Pays Off: Five Students Surprised With Laptops

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-03-26 12:33:41 GMT
    When you look at the world, sometimes the need can be so overwhelming.  A local author is trying to close the gap between the haves and have nots one student, one laptop at a time.   
    When you look at the world, sometimes the need can be so overwhelming.  A local author is trying to close the gap between the haves and have nots one student, one laptop at a time.   
  • Man Riding Sports Bike Around The World For Charity

    Man Riding Sports Bike Around The World For Charity

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-03-23 14:39:10 GMT
    A man who's riding his sports bike around the world to raise awareness for five different charities makes a stop in Houston.  Bruce Smart tells Fox 26 viewers all about his adventure.
    A man who's riding his sports bike around the world to raise awareness for five different charities makes a stop in Houston.  Bruce Smart tells Fox 26 viewers all about his adventure.
  • Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack Provides Crawfish For Upcoming Festivals

    Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack Provides Crawfish For Upcoming Festivals

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-03-23 14:14:01 GMT
    The owners of Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack in Kemah stopped by the Fox 26 studios to tell viewers all about a couple of upcoming crawfish festivals.
    The owners of Crazy Alan's Swamp Shack in Kemah stopped by the Fox 26 studios to tell viewers all about a couple of upcoming crawfish festivals.
  • Houston's Lakewood Church heist; burglars take nearly 600k in donations

    Houston's Lakewood Church heist;burglars take nearly 600k in donations

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-03-11 18:03:30 GMT
    Houston Police investigators are looking for clues after it appears someone broke into a safe at Lakewood Church and walked away with nearly 6-hundred thousand dollars in donations.  Two hundred thousands
    Houston Police investigators are looking for clues after it appears someone broke into a safe at Lakewood Church and walked away with nearly 6-hundred thousand dollars in donations.  Two hundred thousands
  • Generation X has most financial stress

    Generation X has most financial stress

    Monday, March 10 2014 7:08 AM EDT2014-03-10 11:08:46 GMT
    How stressed are you about money?  Your stress level may be tied to your age.  According to a new report, people in Generation X (35 to 44) have the most financial worries.  FOX 26 Contributor Barbara
    How stressed are you about money?  Your stress level may be tied to your age.  According to a new report, people in Generation X (35 to 44) have the most financial worries.  FOX 26 Contributor Barbara
  • Spring Break Staycation Ideas in Houston

    Spring Break Staycation Ideas in Houston

    Monday, March 10 2014 5:06 AM EDT2014-03-10 09:06:17 GMT
    Bernadette Verzosa, editor of parentspost.com, stops by Fox 26 to talk about things to do in Houston during Spring Break.
    Bernadette Verzosa, editor of parentspost.com, stops by Fox 26 to talk about things to do in Houston during Spring Break.
  • Be A Child's Hero: Go Bald!

    Be A Child's Hero: Go Bald!

    Saturday, March 8 2014 1:46 PM EST2014-03-08 18:46:11 GMT
    The 8th annual St. Baldrick's head shaving event is Sunday, March 9th. Some of the participants stopped by Fox 26 to talking about raising money, shaving heads and funding childhood cancer research.
    The 8th annual St. Baldrick's head shaving event is Sunday, March 9th in The Woodlands. Some of the participants stopped by Fox 26 to talking about raising money, shaving heads and funding childhood cancer research.
  • How to stop living paycheck to paycheck

    How to stop living paycheck to paycheck

    Friday, March 7 2014 8:01 AM EST2014-03-07 13:01:53 GMT
    Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  A recent survey released by Bankrate.com shows 76% of Americans are.  Only one in four have enough money in their savings to cover at least six months of expenses. "It's
    Are you living paycheck to paycheck?  A recent survey released by Bankrate.com shows 76% of Americans are.  Only one in four have enough money in their savings to cover at least six months of expenses. "It's
  • 5 Signs You’ve Settled for a Broken Relationship

    5 Signs You’ve Settled for a Broken Relationship

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:36 AM EST2014-03-03 16:36:30 GMT
    Do you get up in the morning knowing you are in a relationship that isn't right for you? Your parents advise you to stick it out, and your friends remind you how difficult single life is, but still at
    Do you get up in the morning knowing you are in a relationship that isn't right for you? Your parents advise you to stick it out, and your friends remind you how difficult single life is, but still at
  • From Outstanding to Outlandish, Rodeo Carnival Food Always A Hit

    From Outstanding to Outlandish, Rodeo Carnival Food Always A Hit

    Sunday, March 2 2014 10:59 AM EST2014-03-02 15:59:11 GMT
    From the outlandish to the outstanding, many people go to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the food.
    From the outlandish to the outstanding, many people go to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for the food. The man who comes up with the crazy creations each year is Dominic Palmieri, otherwise known as The Midway Gourmet.   
  • Remodel Kitchen On A Budget

    Remodel Kitchen On A Budget

    Sunday, March 2 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-03-02 15:31:25 GMT
    The hot Houston housing market means remodelers are also seeing an uptick in business. Sally MacDonald takes a look at some of the kitchen projects that will give you the most bang for your buck.
    The hot Houston housing market means remodelers are also seeing an uptick in business. Sally MacDonald takes a look at some of the kitchen projects that will give you the most bang for your buck.
  • Black History Month: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

    Black History Month: Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 8:29 AM EST2014-02-11 13:29:17 GMT
    February is Black history month... but this history is important for all Americans.  The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a great way to learn more about American-Americans' contributions in our nation.
    February is Black history month... but this history is important for all Americans.  The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a great way to learn more about American-Americans' contributions in our nation.
  • New Treatment Option For Sleep Apnea In Houston

    New Treatment Option For Sleep Apnea In Houston

    Sunday, February 9 2014 10:42 AM EST2014-02-09 15:42:41 GMT
    Getting a full night's sleep is a real battle for millions of Americans because of sleep apnea, but it doesn't have to be. 
    Getting a full night's sleep is a real battle for millions of Americans because of sleep apnea, but it doesn't have to be.  Treatment options are evolving.  Dr. James Ludwick of West Houston E-N-T Sleep Center tells Fox 26 viewers about the new alternative to traditional C-PAP machines.
  • Valentine's Day Treats For Your Sweet

    Valentine's Day Treats For Your Sweet

    Sunday, February 9 2014 10:31 AM EST2014-02-09 15:31:57 GMT
    If you want to impress your loved ones with food this Valentine's Day, we have just the guy to help. 
    If you want to impress your loved ones with food this Valentine's Day, we have just the guy to help.  Pastry Chef Drew Rogers of Drew's Pastry Place stopped by the Fox 26 studios to show viewers how he makes his famous cannoli cupcakes.
  • Free Cooking Classes For Kids

    Free Cooking Classes For Kids

    Saturday, February 8 2014 11:08 AM EST2014-02-08 16:08:45 GMT

    There's a unique attraction at this weekend's Texas Home & Garden show at Reliant Park.   The Cook, Learn, Grow cooking school is offering free cooking classes to kids.

    There's a unique attraction at this weekend's Texas Home & Garden show at Reliant Park.   The Cook, Learn, Grow cooking school is offering free cooking classes to kids. The program's founder stopped by Fox 26 to talk about it.

  • Get Ready To File: Changing Tax Laws

    Get Ready To File: Changing Tax Laws

    Tax laws are forever changing - so keeping up with them can be challenging. 

    Tax laws are forever changing - so keeping up with them can be challenging.  CPA Bob Martin joined us to talk about some of the changes that could affect your 2013 tax return as well as some of the big changes that will impact next year's return.

  • Time To File: Changing Tax Laws

    Time To File: Changing Tax Laws

    Saturday, February 8 2014 10:58 AM EST2014-02-08 15:58:32 GMT

    Tax laws are forever changing - so keeping up with them can be challenging. 

    Tax laws are forever changing - so keeping up with them can be challenging.  CPA Bob Martin joined us to talk about some of the changes that could affect your 2013 tax return as well as some of the big changes that will impact next year's return.

  • Eat Free At New Restaurant, Donations to Local Non Profits

    Eat Free At New Restaurant, Donations to Local Non Profits

    Sunday, January 12 2014 10:13 AM EST2014-01-12 15:13:22 GMT
    Houstonians will soon have a new spot to go for breakfast or lunch.  Another Broken Egg Cafe opens next week off the Tomball Parkway. 
    Houstonians will soon have a new spot to go for breakfast or lunch.  Another Broken Egg Cafe opens next week off the Tomball Parkway.  You're invited to try it out at no charge with donations going toward some local non profits.
  • Detox With Real Food for New Year

    Detox With Real Food for New Year

    Sunday, January 12 2014 9:33 AM EST2014-01-12 14:33:55 GMT
    Cleansing for the new year doesn't have to mean avoiding real food.  Health coach Aimee Taylor is helping us make diet changes without just juicing.
    Cleansing for the new year doesn't have to mean avoiding real food.  Health coach Aimee Taylor is helping us make diet changes without just juicing.
  • 6 Things you must do now before you sell your home

    6 Things you must do now before you sell your home

    Thursday, January 9 2014 7:47 AM EST2014-01-09 12:47:26 GMT
    You've decided to sell your home and you want to make sure you get the most for it.  Well, there is a lot more you need to do than simply putting that "For Sale" sign up in the front yard.FOX 26 Contributor
    You've decided to sell your home and you want to make sure you get the most for it.  Well, there is a lot more you need to do than simply putting that "For Sale" sign up in the front yard.FOX 26 Contributor
  • Brown rice crispy treats

    Brown rice crispy treats

    Friday, December 13 2013 7:55 AM EST2013-12-13 12:55:02 GMT
    Brown Rice Crispy Treats Servings:  16 Ingredients 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup almond butter 2/3 cup brown rice syrup 1 t vanilla extract 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal ½ cup old-fashioned rolled
    Brown Rice Crispy Treats Servings:  16 Ingredients 1/3 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup almond butter 2/3 cup brown rice syrup 1 t vanilla extract 3 cups crispy brown rice cereal ½ cup old-fashioned rolled
  • How to cut the calories and fat from dessert but not the taste

    How to cut the calories and fat from dessert but not the taste

    Friday, December 13 2013 7:51 AM EST2013-12-13 12:51:49 GMT
    When it comes to eating out a favorite part for many comes at the end of the meal with dessert.  But what many people don't realize is those mouth watering treats come massive of calories and fat.  The
    When it comes to eating out a favorite part for many comes at the end of the meal with dessert.  But what many people don't realize is those mouth watering treats come massive of calories and fat.  The
  • 35th Annual Houston Italian Festival

    35th Annual Houston Italian Festival

    Sunday, October 6 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-10-06 14:17:13 GMT
    The 35th annual Houston Italian Festival is this Thursday through Sunday at the University of St. Thomas.  Tiziana Triolo from the Italian Cultural and Community Center stopped by to tell viewers what they can expect.
    The 35th annual Houston Italian Festival is this Thursday through Sunday at the University of St. Thomas.  Tiziana Triolo from the Italian Cultural and Community Center stopped by to tell viewers what they can expect.
  • Artificial Dyes A Tricky Treat

    Artificial Dyes A Tricky Treat

    Sunday, October 6 2013 9:51 AM EDT2013-10-06 13:51:18 GMT
    Try going a day without being exposed to artificial coloring.  Chances are you can't do it. 
    Try going a day without being exposed to artificial coloring.  Chances are you can't do it.  The food industry has been adding the colors for decades, and as we enter junk food season a local mom and consumer health advocate wants to warn you about the dangers.
  • Thousands in Houston Set To Race For a Cure

    Thousands in Houston Set To Race For a Cure

    Friday, October 4 2013 9:04 AM EDT2013-10-04 13:04:15 GMT
    About 30,000 runners will be hitting the streets of downtown Houston Saturday in the fight against breast cancer. 
    About 30,000 runners will be hitting the streets of downtown Houston Saturday in the fight against breast cancer.  The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is an annual tradition.  Opening ceremonies are at 7:45AM, with the run kicking off at 8. 
  • Open Enrollment In Marketplace Starts Tuesday

    Open Enrollment In Marketplace Starts Tuesday

    Sunday, September 29 2013 10:22 AM EDT2013-09-29 14:22:13 GMT
    On Tuesday, President Obama's sweeping health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, will begin open enrollment.
    On Tuesday, President Obama's sweeping health care reform, the Affordable Care Act, will begin open enrollment.
  • Galveston Island Wild Shrimp Festival

    Galveston Island Wild Shrimp Festival

    Thursday, September 26 2013 8:38 AM EDT2013-09-26 12:38:26 GMT
    The Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival includes a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-off with over 60 teams including local restaurants competing in the Professional Division.
    The Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival includes a Shrimp Gumbo Cook-off with over 60 teams including local restaurants competing in the Professional Division.
  • Horse Therapy Expands For Special Needs Kids

    Horse Therapy Expands For Special Needs Kids

    Saturday, September 21 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-09-21 14:53:52 GMT
    More and more doctors are putting their faith in horse therapy for special needs children.  It takes a huge commitment for local centers to meet the needs of a growing number of families. 
    More and more doctors are putting their faith in horse therapy for special needs children.  It takes a huge commitment for local centers to meet the needs of a growing number of families. 
  • Getting The Right Financial Aid Package

    Getting The Right Financial Aid Package

    Wednesday, September 18 2013 5:51 AM EDT2013-09-18 09:51:33 GMT
    First the good news, don't regard that eye-popping tally of frosh college costs your son or daughter just handed you as the last word.  In fact, a better analogy is that it's just the sticker price, the
    First the good news, don't regard that eye-popping tally of frosh college costs your son or daughter just handed you as the last word.  In fact, a better analogy is that it's just the sticker price, the
  • Willis Report: Users guide to education

    Willis Report: Users guide to education

    Wednesday, September 11 2013 8:05 AM EDT2013-09-11 12:05:49 GMT
    When everybody agrees on something, it's usually worth questioning conventional wisdom. And, so it is with the value of a college education. Over the years, parents have been told that a mere college
    When everybody agrees on something, it's usually worth questioning conventional wisdom. And, so it is with the value of a college education. Over the years, parents have been told that a mere college
  • Don’t buy that! How to stop impulse spending

    Don’t buy that! How to stop impulse spending

    Friday, September 6 2013 7:00 AM EDT2013-09-06 11:00:29 GMT
    We've all done it: walked into a store with a short shopping list and left with an armful of bags.    Impulse spending can wreak havoc on the best planned budget. A 2012 Shopper Engagement Study found
    We've all done it: walked into a store with a short shopping list and left with an armful of bags.    Impulse spending can wreak havoc on the best planned budget. A 2012 Shopper Engagement Study found
  • Your dog training questions answered

    Your dog training questions answered

    Monday, September 2 2013 12:27 PM EDT2013-09-02 16:27:14 GMT
    Our dog training expert  Michael Baugh, puts things in perspective with some viewer questions in this segment.  Dogs who bite, jump, and pull on leash.  It's time we stop focusing on what the dog is doing,
    Our dog training expert  Michael Baugh, puts things in perspective with some viewer questions in this segment.  Dogs who bite, jump, and pull on leash.  It's time we stop focusing on what the dog is doing,
  • Make Your Own Texans Gear

    Make Your Own Texans Gear

    Sunday, September 1 2013 11:22 AM EDT2013-09-01 15:22:15 GMT
    The Texans kick off the regular season September 9th.  We made a stop at Sew Design Studio in the Copperfield area to find out how you can make game day clothing yourself.   
    The Texans kick off the regular season September 9th.  We made a stop at Sew Design Studio in the Copperfield area to find out how you can make game day clothing yourself.    For Yolanda Stiger's tutorials visit her blog:  sewdesignstudio.blogspot.com
  • Local College Creates Training Center For Oil Jobs

    Local College Creates Training Center For Oil Jobs

    Sunday, September 1 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-09-01 14:03:30 GMT
    Houston Community College is working with drilling companies to create a new program that will train people to work on an increasing number of oil rigs that are in place or in development. 
    Houston Community College is working with drilling companies to create a new program that will train people to work on an increasing number of oil rigs that are in place or in development.  They expect they'll need to hire 24,000 employees in the coming years.
  • Back Stage Friday

    Back Stage Friday

  • Fix Hole In Drywall Yourself

    Fix Hole In Drywall Yourself

    Friday, August 30 2013 3:31 PM EDT2013-08-30 19:31:47 GMT
    Jim Dutton from the Texas Home Improvement Show on KTRH shows Fox 26 viewers how to fix a hole in the drywall themselves.
    Jim Dutton from the Texas Home Improvement Show on KTRH shows Fox 26 viewers how to fix a hole in the drywall themselves.
  • Natural Solutions Toward Better Skin

    Natural Solutions Toward Better Skin

    Friday, August 30 2013 3:25 PM EDT2013-08-30 19:25:13 GMT
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian with Naturally Nourished shows Fox 26 viewers several on the spot skin masks. Miller says what you put on your face is just as important as what you're putting on your plate.
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian with Naturally Nourished shows Fox 26 viewers several on the spot skin masks. Miller says what you put on your face is just as important as what you're putting on your plate.
  • Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas

    Healthy Back To School Lunch Ideas

    Sunday, August 25 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-08-25 14:06:38 GMT
    Gabrielle Welch with Welch Wellness shows Fox 26 viewers several healthy lunch options to pack for the kids this school year.
    Gabrielle Welch with Welch Wellness shows Fox 26 viewers several healthy lunch options to pack for the kids this school year.
  • Run Honors Fallen Soldiers, Raises Money

    Run Honors Fallen Soldiers, Raises Money

    Sunday, August 25 2013 9:57 AM EDT2013-08-25 13:57:09 GMT
    Every year, the Watermelon Run For the Fallen in Hempstead helps honor fallen heroes.  It's an opportunity for family and friends to come together and see they're not alone in their grief.  
    Every year, the Watermelon Run For the Fallen in Hempstead helps honor fallen heroes.  It's an opportunity for family and friends to come together and see they're not alone in their grief.  
  • Picking the Right Breakfast To Fuel Kids All Day

    Picking the Right Breakfast To Fuel Kids All Day

    Saturday, August 17 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-08-17 14:43:08 GMT
    From breakfast to bedtime what kids eat to fuel their bodies is important.  Chef Gwen Marzano from Garden of Life shows Fox 26 viewers breakfast options before the start of a new school year.
    From breakfast to bedtime what kids eat to fuel their bodies is important.  Chef Gwen Marzano from Garden of Life shows Fox 26 viewers breakfast options before the start of a new school year.
  • Lawyers Give Away Helmets To Prevent Brain Injuries

    Lawyers Give Away Helmets To Prevent Brain Injuries

    Saturday, August 17 2013 10:15 AM EDT2013-08-17 14:15:07 GMT
    A local law firm is fighting brain injuries by giving away free bicycle helmets.  The Sloan Bagley Hatcher and Perry firm is an ambassador of the Heads in Helmets program. 
    A local law firm is fighting brain injuries by giving away free bicycle helmets.  The Sloan Bagley Hatcher and Perry firm is an ambassador of the Heads in Helmets program.  They've already had one giveaway at a back to school event and are prepared to help fit more Houston children before the start of school.
  • Deals and Steals Before School Starts

    Deals and Steals Before School Starts

    Saturday, August 17 2013 9:58 AM EDT2013-08-17 13:58:38 GMT
    The blogger and journalist behind Houston On The Cheap tells Fox 26 viewers about some of the deals and steals to take advantage of in August.
    The blogger and journalist behind Houston On The Cheap tells Fox 26 viewers about some of the deals and steals to take advantage of in August.
  • A look inside the Hasan Trial

    A look inside the Hasan Trial

    Friday, August 16 2013 11:20 AM EDT2013-08-16 15:20:24 GMT
    South Texas College of Law professor Geoffrey Corn spent Thursday afternoon in the Ft. Hood courtroom where Major Nidal Hasan is on trial for the massacre of soldiers that took place on the Army post in
    South Texas College of Law professor Geoffrey Corn spent Thursday afternoon in the Ft. Hood courtroom where Major Nidal Hasan is on trial for the massacre of soldiers that took place on the Army post in
  • Foods To Beautify Your Skin

    Foods To Beautify Your Skin

    Sunday, August 11 2013 10:37 AM EDT2013-08-11 14:37:09 GMT
    Ali Miller, owner of Naturally Nourished, shows Fox 26 viewers several foods to help beautify the skin. 
    Ali Miller, owner of Naturally Nourished, shows Fox 26 viewers several foods to help beautify the skin. 
  • Plan Ahead To Save On Tax Free Weekend

    Plan Ahead To Save On Tax Free Weekend

    Saturday, August 10 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-08-10 14:40:38 GMT
    School supply lists seem to get longer and longer each year, but a little planning can help you see the savings.
    School supply lists seem to get longer and longer each year, but a little planning can help you see the savings.
  • Recreate Pricey Home Decor For Less

    Recreate Pricey Home Decor For Less

    Saturday, August 10 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-08-10 14:13:57 GMT
    AshLee Frazier from Love It Organized shows Fox 26 viewers how to recreate home decor found in popular high end stores for a whole lot less.
    AshLee Frazier from Love It Organized shows Fox 26 viewers how to recreate home decor found in popular high end stores for a whole lot less.
  • Breastfed Babies Have High IQs, Study Says

    Breastfed Babies Have High IQs, Study Says

    Sunday, August 4 2013 10:06 AM EDT2013-08-04 14:06:36 GMT
    A new study shows the longer and more exclusively an infant is breastfed, the higher the score on an IQ test several years later.  Now doctors in Houston are doing more and more to keep women from giving up so soon.
    A new study shows the longer and more exclusively an infant is breastfed, the higher the score on an IQ test several years later.  Now doctors in Houston are doing more and more to keep women from giving up so soon.
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream, Save Money

    Make Your Own Ice Cream, Save Money

    Sunday, August 4 2013 9:50 AM EDT2013-08-04 13:50:46 GMT
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources salon, is also a do it yourself expert.  She shows Fox 26 viewers her two favorite ways to make ice cream.  If you don't mind the effort, the savings can really add up.
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources salon, is also a do it yourself expert.  She shows Fox 26 viewers her two favorite ways to make ice cream.  If you don't mind the effort, the savings can really add up.
  • Houston International Jazz Fest Benefits Kids

    Houston International Jazz Fest Benefits Kids

    Sunday, August 4 2013 9:41 AM EDT2013-08-04 13:41:42 GMT
    The 23rd annual Houston International Jazz Festival is this weekend in downtown Houston.  Sally MacDonald gives us a preview.
    The 23rd annual Houston International Jazz Festival is this weekend in downtown Houston.  Sally MacDonald gives us a preview.
  • Ms. Wheelchair America Crowned In Houston

    Ms. Wheelchair America Crowned In Houston

    Saturday, July 27 2013 10:53 AM EDT2013-07-27 14:53:53 GMT
    The new Ms. Wheelchair America was crowned in downtown Houston on July 20th.  Washington state's Jennifer Adams will wear the crown for a year. 
    The new Ms. Wheelchair America was crowned in downtown Houston on July 20th.  Washington state's Jennifer Adams will wear the crown for a year.  She stopped by the Fox 26 studios to tell us about how she hopes to help and inspire others.
  • The Looks For Less

    The Looks For Less

    Saturday, July 27 2013 10:38 AM EDT2013-07-27 14:38:04 GMT
    Fashion expert Lita Styles shows Fox 26 viewers how to recreate three of the top looks inside your own home for less. 
    Fashion expert Lita Styles shows Fox 26 viewers how to recreate three of the top looks inside your own home for less. 
  • Mother Overcomes Odds, Gets Keys To New Home

    Mother Overcomes Odds, Gets Keys To New Home

    Saturday, July 27 2013 10:21 AM EDT2013-07-27 14:21:52 GMT
    Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is celebrating the completion of two new homes.  Volunteers worked for months to give families they never knew before a decent place to live.

     
    Habitat for Humanity Northwest Harris County is celebrating the completion of two new homes.  Volunteers worked for months to give families they never knew before a decent place to live.

     
  • ORWALL Big League Team Heads To World Series

    ORWALL Big League Team Heads To World Series

    Saturday, July 20 2013 12:07 PM EDT2013-07-20 16:07:53 GMT
    For the first time in 50 years a well known Houston area little league team has made it to the World Series!
    For the first time in 50 years a well known Houston area little league team has made it to the World Series! The Oak Ridge Woodlands Area Little League team, better known as ORWALL, heads to South Carolina next week to face some of the best players in the world.  Orwall's Big League team is made up of 15-18 year olds.  They're scheduled to play their first game Thursday.  Good luck!
  • Support Texas Farmers, Eat Local

    Support Texas Farmers, Eat Local

    Saturday, July 20 2013 11:26 AM EDT2013-07-20 15:26:35 GMT
    The Go Texan Restaurant Round Up runs from July 22-28. 
    The Go Texan Restaurant Round Up runs from July 22-28.  There are several participating restaurants throughout the Houston area that will be showcasing the best in local food.  Chef Jon Buchanan with Trevisio joined stopped by Fox 26 to tell us more.
  • 4 Legged Heroes Aim To Be Top Dog

    4 Legged Heroes Aim To Be Top Dog

    Saturday, July 13 2013 12:29 PM EDT2013-07-13 16:29:11 GMT
    They're available 24-7 for duty to keep our streets safe, but rarely do they get any recognition.  Now, the public can have a hand in helping them take the title of top dog. 
    They're available 24-7 for duty to keep our streets safe, but rarely do they get any recognition.  Now, the public can have a hand in helping them take the title of top dog. 
  • Summer Dates and Cologne Advice for Houston Men

    Summer Dates and Cologne Advice for Houston Men

    Saturday, July 13 2013 11:29 AM EDT2013-07-13 15:29:14 GMT
    We all know Houston summers are brutally hot, but that doesn't give a man an excuse to stay in the house and not romance his special lady. 
    We all know Houston summers are brutally hot, but that doesn't give a man an excuse to stay in the house and not romance his special lady.  Todd Smith is the CEO of Regal Media Group and a men's lifestyle expert.  He stopped by Fox 26 to share his favorite summer date ideas and tell men how to pick the right cologne.
  • Empanadas With The Marini Family

    Empanadas With The Marini Family

    Wednesday, July 10 2013 2:41 PM EDT2013-07-10 18:41:58 GMT
    The Original Marini's Empanada House has been a family business since 1971. Pelusa and Marcello Marini stopped by the Fox 26 kitchen to show us their famous empanadas and Argentine pastries. 
    The Original Marini's Empanada House has been a family business since 1971. Pelusa and Marcello Marini stopped by the Fox 26 kitchen to show us their famous empanadas and Argentine pastries. 
  • Feral Feline Retreat Gives Street Cats New Home

    Feral Feline Retreat Gives Street Cats New Home

    Sunday, July 7 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-07-07 14:11:58 GMT
    A Houston non profit is trying to put a dent in Houston's out of control feral cat population.  Sharon Smith opened the Feral Feline Retreat a year ago to give street cats a second chance. 
    A Houston non profit is trying to put a dent in Houston's out of control feral cat population.  Sharon Smith opened the Feral Feline Retreat a year ago to give street cats a second chance. 
  • The BBQ No Longer Just a Guy's Domain

    The BBQ No Longer Just a Guy's Domain

    Saturday, July 6 2013 10:20 AM EDT2013-07-06 14:20:31 GMT
    Health coach Aimee Taylor from Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness shows Fox 26 viewers how spending just a little time on the grill each week can give your family meals for a week.
    Health coach Aimee Taylor from Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness shows Fox 26 viewers how spending just a little time on the grill each week can give your family meals for a week.
  • Vine Vs. Instagram: What's the Difference?

    Vine Vs. Instagram: What's the Difference?

    Thursday, July 4 2013 10:38 AM EDT2013-07-04 14:38:42 GMT
    Gadget girl Ashley Small, president of Medley, Inc., stopped by the Fox 26 studios to talk about the difference between Vine and Instagram video.
    Gadget girl Ashley Small, president of Medley, Inc., stopped by the Fox 26 studios to talk about the difference between Vine and Instagram video.
  • Throw a 4th of July Party on a Budget

    Throw a 4th of July Party on a Budget

    Thursday, July 4 2013 10:29 AM EDT2013-07-04 14:29:33 GMT
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources Salon, shows Fox 26 viewers how to throw a patriotic party.
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources Salon, shows Fox 26 viewers how to throw a patriotic party.
  • 100 Club Faces Criticism Over Fundraising

    100 Club Faces Criticism Over Fundraising

    Sunday, June 30 2013 9:46 AM EDT2013-06-30 13:46:08 GMT
    The 100 Club is facing criticism over its fundraising practices. Family and friends of four firefighters killed in a deadly motel fire say the 100 Club used their image to raise thousands of dollars from the public. 
    The 100 Club is facing criticism over its fundraising practices. Family and friends of four firefighters killed in a deadly motel fire say the 100 Club used their image to raise thousands of dollars from the public.  The Sunday Front Page panel weighs in on the controversy.
  • Buffalo Sean Makes the Crepes

    Buffalo Sean Makes the Crepes

    Sunday, June 23 2013 9:36 AM EDT2013-06-23 13:36:00 GMT
    Buffalo Sean Carroll stopped by the Fox 26 studios to show viewers how he makes his famous crepes.  Find his street cart, Melange Creperie, on the corner of Westheimer St and Taft St. In front of Mango’s Cafe.
    Buffalo Sean Carroll stopped by the Fox 26 studios to show viewers how he makes his famous crepes.  Find his street cart, Melange Creperie, on the corner of Westheimer St and Taft St. In front of Mango’s Cafe.

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  • Adrenaline Rush on Water and Land

    Adrenaline Rush on Water and Land

    Saturday, June 22 2013 10:44 AM EDT2013-06-22 14:44:54 GMT
    It's known as the biggest pool party in Texas, and it's happening this weekend.  Get ready to feel the adrenaline rush of hundreds of the fastest and most expensive boats. 
    It's known as the biggest pool party in Texas, and it's happening this weekend.  Get ready to feel the adrenaline rush of hundreds of the fastest and most expensive boats.  Jola Dryden stopped by Fox 26 to tell viewers about the Texas Outlaw Challenge.
  • Fight The Bite: Control Mosquitoes At Home

    Fight The Bite: Control Mosquitoes At Home

    Saturday, June 22 2013 10:33 AM EDT2013-06-22 14:33:34 GMT
    With so much water and plenty of hiding spots, you'd think Buchanan's Native Plants in The Heights would be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.  Instead the staff set out on a mission to control them.
    With so much water and plenty of hiding spots, you'd think Buchanan's Native Plants in The Heights would be a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes.  Instead the staff set out on a mission to control them, and they've done it.
  • What's In Your Cart? Pre Teens Shop For 20 Min Meals

    What's In Your Cart? Pre Teens Shop For 20 Min Meals

    Saturday, June 22 2013 10:24 AM EDT2013-06-22 14:24:31 GMT
    How well do you know your way around a grocery store?  A Houston mom is making it her mission to teach others how to shop for healthy, 20 minute meals.  You may be surprised to see who is in her summer class.
    How well do you know your way around a grocery store?  A Houston mom is making it her mission to teach others how to shop for healthy, 20 minute meals.  You may be surprised to see who is in her summer class.
  • Free Gardening Event For Kids

    Free Gardening Event For Kids

    Sunday, June 16 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-06-16 14:12:30 GMT
    If you're trying to keep the kids off the electronics this summer and get them outdoors, Cornelius Nursery is offering a free kids' gardening class on the third Wednesday of each month.  
    If you're trying to keep the kids off the electronics this summer and get them outdoors, Cornelius Nursery is offering a free kids' gardening class on the third Wednesday of each month.  Kimberly Bird shares the details.  
  • Meet Houston's Biggest Energy Saver

    Meet Houston's Biggest Energy Saver

    Sunday, June 16 2013 10:03 AM EDT2013-06-16 14:03:45 GMT
    As our temperatures heat up, get ready to see your electricity bill rise, too.  Fox 26's Sally MacDonald introduces us to the woman known as Houston's biggest energy saver.  She shares her tips for cutting your bill. 
    As our temperatures heat up, get ready to see your electricity bill rise, too.  Fox 26's Sally MacDonald introduces us to the woman known as Houston's biggest energy saver.  She shares her tips for cutting your bill. 
  • Peruvian Italian Chef Makes Lamb Skewers

    Peruvian Italian Chef Makes Lamb Skewers

    Saturday, June 15 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-06-15 14:40:45 GMT
    Jose Duarte from Taranta in Boston stopped by Fox 26 June 8th to talk about the last night of Wine and Food Week in The Woodlands and show how to make his lamb skewers
    Jose Duarte from Taranta in Boston stopped by Fox 26 June 8th to talk about the last night of Wine and Food Week in The Woodlands and show how to make his lamb skewers
  • PTSD "How To Guide" For Families From Soldier

    PTSD "How To Guide" For Families From Soldier

    Saturday, June 15 2013 10:26 AM EDT2013-06-15 14:26:52 GMT
    Many of our military men and women are returning home with hidden wounds of war, and now one Army soldier has written a how to guide for families whose loved one might be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
    Many of our military men and women are returning home with hidden wounds of war, and now one Army soldier has written a how to guide for families whose loved one might be suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. 
  • Energy High School To Open In Houston

    Energy High School To Open In Houston

    Saturday, June 15 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-06-15 14:12:00 GMT
    When school starts back up in the Fall, there will be two new magnet schools in HISD.  There's a middle school that will focus on healthcare and a high school with a focus on energy. 
    When school starts back up in the Fall, there will be two new magnet schools in HISD.  There's a middle school that will focus on healthcare and a high school with a focus on energy.  The high school's Principal Lori Lambropoulous stopped by Fox 26 to tell viewers more about it and how to apply. 
  • Five Cancer Fighting Foods

    Five Cancer Fighting Foods

    Wednesday, June 12 2013 2:55 PM EDT2013-06-12 18:55:36 GMT
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian with Naturally Nourished, shows Fox 26 viewers five cancer fighting foods and how to combine them in one healthy snack.
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian with Naturally Nourished, shows Fox 26 viewers five cancer fighting foods and how to combine them in one healthy snack.
  • Your Legal Questions Answered

    Your Legal Questions Answered

  • Organize Your Car For Summer Road Trips

    Organize Your Car For Summer Road Trips

    Saturday, June 8 2013 10:38 AM EDT2013-06-08 14:38:19 GMT
    AshLee Frazier, owner of Love It Organized, shows Fox 26 viewers how to de clutter your car and pack for summer road trips. 
    AshLee Frazier, owner of Love It Organized, shows Fox 26 viewers how to de clutter your car and pack for summer road trips. 
  • Remodel Your Backyard For Summer

    Remodel Your Backyard For Summer

    Friday, June 7 2013 9:17 AM EDT2013-06-07 13:17:43 GMT
    John Gillette, Craftsmanship by John, shows Fox 26 viewers three simple changes to update your outdoor space.
    John Gillette, Craftsmanship by John, shows Fox 26 viewers three simple changes to update your outdoor space.
  • Summer In The City: Keep The Kids Entertained

    Summer In The City: Keep The Kids Entertained

    Friday, June 7 2013 9:06 AM EDT2013-06-07 13:06:32 GMT
    Bernadette Verzosa, founder of parentspost.com, shares five summer activities to do with the kids. 
    Bernadette Verzosa, founder of parentspost.com, shares five summer activities to do with the kids. 
  • Turn Pantry Staple Into Natural Skin Care Product

    Turn Pantry Staple Into Natural Skin Care Product

    Wednesday, May 29 2013 2:30 PM EDT2013-05-29 18:30:43 GMT
    You've heard of cooking with coconut oil, but did you know there are plenty of other uses for the popular pantry staple? 

     
    You've heard of cooking with coconut oil, but did you know there are plenty of other uses for the popular pantry staple? 

     
  • Save Money, Detail Your Car Like The Pros

    Save Money, Detail Your Car Like The Pros

    Sunday, May 26 2013 10:09 AM EDT2013-05-26 14:09:51 GMT
    It used to be you'd have to pay a pro lots of money to get your car detailed.  These days there are plenty of tools available for you to do it yourself on a budget. 
    It used to be you'd have to pay a pro lots of money to get your car detailed.  These days there are plenty of tools available for you to do it yourself on a budget.  Sally MacDonald spoke with the experts at ITW Global Brands in Houston.
  • Bay Area Veterans Memorial Dedicated

    Bay Area Veterans Memorial Dedicated

    Sunday, May 26 2013 10:04 AM EDT2013-05-26 14:04:04 GMT
    The Bay Area Veterans Memorial is finally complete in the town of Seabrook.
    The Bay Area Veterans Memorial is finally complete in the town of Seabrook. Jenny and Bruce Arunyon raised thousands of dollars over the past several years in a mission to honor hundreds of soldiers who've died from the bay area.
  • Drug Testing For Unemployment Benefits Approved

    Drug Testing For Unemployment Benefits Approved

    Sunday, May 26 2013 9:39 AM EDT2013-05-26 13:39:28 GMT
    Some unemployed Texans could soon be forced to undergo drug testing in order to receive benefits. 
    Some unemployed Texans could soon be forced to undergo drug testing in order to receive benefits.  State lawmakers gave final approval to a bill that clears the way for the screenings.  It's now waiting for Governor Perry's signature.
  • Tornado Renews Debate Over Disaster Aid

    Tornado Renews Debate Over Disaster Aid

    Sunday, May 26 2013 9:26 AM EDT2013-05-26 13:26:46 GMT
    Are politics at play when it comes to helping victims of a disaster?  
    Are politics at play when it comes to helping victims of a disaster?   New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is urging lawmakers to approve federal aid to tornado victims, even though Oklahoma's two GOP senators voted against bills to help the people of Christie's state after Superstorm Sandy.
  • 'MasterChef' season 3 winner to open restaurant in Houston

    'MasterChef' season 3 winner to open restaurant in Houston

  • Astros president Reid Ryan describes his plan for the team

    Astros president Reid Ryan describes his plan for the team

  • Italian Chefs To Host Interactive Four Course Dinner

    Italian Chefs To Host Interactive Four Course Dinner

    Sunday, May 19 2013 10:12 AM EDT2013-05-19 14:12:53 GMT
    Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca is hosting a four course interactive dinner Friday, May 24th with some of the proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank. 
    Ristorante Cavour at the Hotel Granduca is hosting a four course interactive dinner Friday, May 24th with some of the proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank. 
  • Adult GED Graduates Inspire Others Struggling To Finish School

    Adult GED Graduates Inspire Others Struggling To Finish School

    Saturday, May 18 2013 10:48 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:48:25 GMT
    Nearly 100 adult students who returned to school will graduate with their GED Saturday.  The Harris County Department of Education GED program proves it's never too late to learn.
    Nearly 100 adult students who returned to school will graduate with their GED Saturday.  The Harris County Department of Education GED program proves it's never too late to learn.
  • Run, Walk Or Wheel To Impact A Hero

    Run, Walk Or Wheel To Impact A Hero

    Saturday, May 18 2013 10:17 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:17:50 GMT
    Saturday is the 9th annual Impact A Hero Run, Walk and Wheel event at Reliant Park. Chairman Jim Hoelker and Houston Texans' player Chris Meyers spoke with Fox 26 weekend morning anchor Sally MacDonald. 
    Saturday is the 9th annual Impact A Hero Run, Walk and Wheel event at Reliant Park. Chairman Jim Hoelker and Houston Texans' player Chris Meyers spoke with Fox 26 weekend morning anchor Sally MacDonald. 
  • Push Ups For Country's Heroes

    Push Ups For Country's Heroes

    Saturday, May 18 2013 10:04 AM EDT2013-05-18 14:04:10 GMT
    What can you achieve in 90 seconds?  To mark Armed Forces Day, all across the country Americans will be taking the push up challenge hoping to raise money for our service members. 
    What can you achieve in 90 seconds?  To mark Armed Forces Day, all across the country Americans will be taking the push up challenge hoping to raise money for our service members. 
  • The Pizza Trap: Breaking Food Addiction

    The Pizza Trap: Breaking Food Addiction

    Sunday, May 12 2013 9:55 AM EDT2013-05-12 13:55:31 GMT
    Three generations of Houston women came to the Fox 26 studios this Mother's Day.  Gabrielle Welch is the author of the "The Pizza Trap" and the founder of Welch Wellness. 
    Three generations of Houston women came to the Fox 26 studios this Mother's Day.  Gabrielle Welch is the author of the "The Pizza Trap" and the founder of Welch Wellness.  She specializes in helping busy moms make smart choices for their families.
  • Benghazi: Cover Up or Witch Hunt?

    Benghazi: Cover Up or Witch Hunt?

    Sunday, May 12 2013 9:27 AM EDT2013-05-12 13:27:49 GMT
    Fox 26's Sunday "Front Page" panel weighs in on the investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks.
    Fox 26's Sunday "Front Page" panel weighs in on the investigation into the Benghazi terror attacks.
  • Psychotherapist Gives Relationship Challenge For Weekend

    Psychotherapist Gives Relationship Challenge For Weekend

    Saturday, May 11 2013 11:05 AM EDT2013-05-11 15:05:05 GMT
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini challenges viewers to take charge of their lives and stop blaming others. 
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini challenges viewers to take charge of their lives and stop blaming others. 
  • Learn to Swim Programs Focus On Safety First

    Learn to Swim Programs Focus On Safety First

    Saturday, May 11 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-11 14:54:42 GMT
    The statistic can't get repeated enough.  Drowning remains the second leading cause of accidental death among kids under 14.
    The statistic can't get repeated enough.  Drowning remains the second leading cause of accidental death among kids under 14.  As we get closer to Memorial Day, parents are scrambling to make sure their kids are water safe. 
  • Ayana Mack's final day on FOX 26 Morning News

    Ayana Mack's final day on FOX 26 Morning News

  • This Weekend's Relationship Challenge With Mary Jo Rapini

    This Weekend's Relationship Challenge With Mary Jo Rapini

    Sunday, May 5 2013 10:22 AM EDT2013-05-05 14:22:46 GMT
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini challenges couples and families to work on balance in this weekend's Saturday Session. 
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini challenges couples and families to work on balance in this weekend's Saturday Session. 
  • Home Bakers Fight To Sell Outside The Home

    Home Bakers Fight To Sell Outside The Home

    Sunday, May 5 2013 10:13 AM EDT2013-05-05 14:13:59 GMT
    Baking is a long standing tradition in many homes, but this is something that might surprise you.  Selling what you make outside the home is against state law. 
    Baking is a long standing tradition in many homes, but this is something that might surprise you.  Selling what you make outside the home is against state law.  Now some of Houston's smallest businesses are pushing for a menu of changes at the Capitol, causing critics to raise concerns about public health. 
  • Striking It Rich: Investors Find Success In Real Estate

    Striking It Rich: Investors Find Success In Real Estate

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:18 AM EDT2013-05-01 14:18:38 GMT
    Home values are on the rise and inventory is the lowest it has been in eight years.  With a combination like that, more and more young adults are figuring out how to strike it rich in real estate.   
    Home values are on the rise and inventory is the lowest it has been in eight years.  With a combination like that, more and more young adults are figuring out how to strike it rich in real estate.   
  • Re-Energize With a Spring Cleanse

    Re-Energize With a Spring Cleanse

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 10:02 AM EDT2013-05-01 14:02:48 GMT
    Aimee Taylor, owner of Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness, shows Fox 26 viewers a green smoothie to jump start your Spring cleanse.
    Aimee Taylor, owner of Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness, shows Fox 26 viewers a green smoothie to jump start your Spring cleanse.
  • Improve Your Car's Visibility Before Houston's Next Big Rain

    Improve Your Car's Visibility Before Houston's Next Big Rain

    Wednesday, May 1 2013 9:51 AM EDT2013-05-01 13:51:51 GMT
    Your car is probably your second biggest investment, and a little care can go a long way toward protecting it.  
    Your car is probably your second biggest investment, and a little care can go a long way toward protecting it.  Scientists at the local technology center of ITW Global Brands have designed formulas for about 200 car care products, including ones to improve your visibility on the road.
  • Urban Harvest Opens New Sunday Market

    Urban Harvest Opens New Sunday Market

    Sunday, April 28 2013 9:51 AM EDT2013-04-28 13:51:45 GMT
    Libby Kennedy, market manager at Urban Harvest, shows Fox 26 viewers a green smoothie and gift ideas for Mother's Day.  Urban Harvest now has a Sunday market on Eastside St. off of Richmond from noon to 4pm.
    Libby Kennedy, market manager at Urban Harvest, shows Fox 26 viewers a green smoothie and gift ideas for Mother's Day.  Urban Harvest now has a Sunday market on Eastside St. off of Richmond from noon to 4pm.
  • Mother's Day Brunch At Haven

    Mother's Day Brunch At Haven

    Sunday, April 28 2013 9:36 AM EDT2013-04-28 13:36:46 GMT
    Chef Randy Evans at Houston's Haven Restaurant shows Fox 26 viewers a couple of items on the menu for this year's Mother's Day brunch. 
    Chef Randy Evans at Houston's Haven Restaurant shows Fox 26 viewers a couple of items on the menu for this year's Mother's Day brunch. 
  • Low Cost, Homemade Mosquito Trap

    Low Cost, Homemade Mosquito Trap

    Sunday, April 21 2013 9:31 AM EDT2013-04-21 13:31:18 GMT
    Fed up with mosquitoes, realtor Chris Schilling came across an online image of a homemade trap.  It appears to be able to kill hundreds, if not thousands, of mosquitoes in a week's time.
    Fed up with mosquitoes, realtor Chris Schilling came across an online image of a homemade trap.  It appears to be able to kill hundreds, if not thousands, of mosquitoes in a week's time.
  • Taming Sugar Cravings With A Healthy Snack

    Taming Sugar Cravings With A Healthy Snack

    Saturday, April 20 2013 10:27 AM EDT2013-04-20 14:27:05 GMT
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian and natural foods consultant with Naturally Nourished talks to Fox 26 viewers about taming sugar cravings.
    Ali Miller, registered dietitian and natural foods consultant with Naturally Nourished talks to Fox 26 viewers about taming sugar cravings.
  • Saturday Sessions With Mary Jo

    Saturday Sessions With Mary Jo

    Saturday, April 20 2013 10:11 AM EDT2013-04-20 14:11:21 GMT
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini talks to Fox 26 viewers about ways to get your man to listen to you and offers a relationship challenge for the weekend. 
    Psychotherapist Mary Jo Rapini talks to Fox 26 viewers about ways to get your man to listen to you and offers a relationship challenge for the weekend. 
  • Saturday Sessions With Mary Jo Rapini

    Saturday Sessions With Mary Jo Rapini

    Saturday, April 13 2013 10:16 AM EDT2013-04-13 14:16:21 GMT
    Relationship counselor Mary Jo Rapini talks with Fox 26 viewers about the topic of loneliness on the weekends. 
    Relationship counselor Mary Jo Rapini talks with Fox 26 viewers about the topic of loneliness on the weekends. 
  • Grow Your Own Herbs, Put Them To Use Inside Your Home

    Grow Your Own Herbs, Put Them To Use Inside Your Home

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:36 AM EDT2013-04-10 13:36:31 GMT
    Thomas Andrews with Cornelius Nursery shows Fox 26 viewers the best herbs to grow in Houston and how to put them to use inside your home. 
    Thomas Andrews with Cornelius Nursery shows Fox 26 viewers the best herbs to grow in Houston and how to put them to use inside your home. 
  • Shell Eco Marathon Looks To Energy Future

    Shell Eco Marathon Looks To Energy Future

    Wednesday, April 10 2013 9:25 AM EDT2013-04-10 13:25:48 GMT
    Fox 26 Weekend Morning Anchor Sally MacDonald talks with global project manager Mark Singer about the Shell Eco Marathon. 
    Fox 26 Weekend Morning Anchor Sally MacDonald talks with global project manager Mark Singer about the Shell Eco Marathon. 
  • Must Have Spring Fashion Trends For Men

    Must Have Spring Fashion Trends For Men

    Saturday, April 6 2013 10:30 AM EDT2013-04-06 14:30:32 GMT
    Todd Smith, President of Regal Media Group, and our go to expert on men's fashion and health, shares his Spring fashion trends for men. 
    Todd Smith, President of Regal Media Group, and our go to expert on men's fashion and health, shares his Spring fashion trends for men. 
  • Is Sugar Sneaking Into Your "Health" Foods?

    Is Sugar Sneaking Into Your "Health" Foods?

    Saturday, April 6 2013 10:19 AM EDT2013-04-06 14:19:43 GMT
    Aimee Taylor, a local mom and health coach with Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness, shows Fox 26 viewers some popular foods with hidden sugar.
    Aimee Taylor, a local mom and health coach with Green Peas and Blueberries Whole Life Wellness, shows Fox 26 viewers some popular foods with hidden sugar.
  • Houston Drivers Race Lemons For Cash and Glory

    Houston Drivers Race Lemons For Cash and Glory

    Saturday, April 6 2013 10:10 AM EDT2013-04-06 14:10:44 GMT
    Auto racing teams spend thousands of dollars creating the most high tech cars.  We found a group of normal guys in Houston doing some real racing without going into serious debt. 
    Auto racing teams spend thousands of dollars creating the most high tech cars.  We found a group of normal guys in Houston doing some real racing without going into serious debt.  It's a race featuring cars that have been given a second chance.
  • What's Up With The Blue Trees?

    What's Up With The Blue Trees?

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 2:27 PM EDT2013-03-27 18:27:28 GMT
    People all around downtown Houston are asking, 'What's up with the blue trees?'  Zooming by on Memorial Drive you can't miss the cluster of crepe myrtles that just got a serious splash of color. 
    People all around downtown Houston are asking, 'What's up with the blue trees?'  Zooming by on Memorial Drive you can't miss the cluster of crepe myrtles that just got a serious splash of color.  Artist Konstantin Dimopoulous paints trees with a biologically safe pigmented water.  The color naturally degrades over time.
  • 'American Idol' contestants share the best advice from judges panel

    'American Idol' contestants share the best advice from judges panel

  • DIY Easter On A Budget

    DIY Easter On A Budget

    Wednesday, March 27 2013 9:11 AM EDT2013-03-27 13:11:51 GMT
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources Salon and a do it yourself guru, shows Fox 26 viewers three easy Easter projects that won't break the bank.
    Tamika Fletcher, owner of Natural Resources Salon and a do it yourself guru, shows Fox 26 viewers three easy Easter projects that won't break the bank.
  • Managing yours and Your Child’s Stress

    Managing yours and Your Child’s Stress

    Friday, February 7 2014 9:01 AM EST2014-02-07 14:01:43 GMT
    Managing yours and Your Child's Stress  Our kids are growing up fast and in a generation with electronics their parents never knew. Recent family statistics mention that on average 53 hours per week of
    Managing yours and Your Child's Stress  Our kids are growing up fast and in a generation with electronics their parents never knew. Recent family statistics mention that on average 53 hours per week of
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    How to reduce those food allergies

    Monday, July 14 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-07-14 20:28:55 GMT
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    The number of allergies is skyrocketing. Some reports show as many as one-in-five Americans is allergic to something, including different types of food. The important question is: Is there anyway to reduce this obnoxious and potentially life-changing problem?
    The number of allergies is skyrocketing. Some reports show as many as one-in-five Americans is allergic to something, including different types of food. The important question is: Is there anyway to reduce this obnoxious and potentially life-changing problem?
  • A surprising health boost

    A surprising health boost

    Monday, July 14 2014 2:56 PM EDT2014-07-14 18:56:08 GMT
    Doctors often say your "gut" is the gateway to health. If it's healthy, chances are you are healthy. That's why it's important to know about a condition called "leaky gut" that can cause all kinds of issues.
    Doctors often say your "gut" is the gateway to health. If it's healthy, chances are you are healthy. That's why it's important to know about a condition called "leaky gut" that can cause all kinds of issues.
  • Eating fish can help prevent a stroke

    Eating fish can help prevent a stroke

    Monday, July 7 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-07 19:00:50 GMT
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability, but doctors want you to know that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented! Cardiologist Dr. John Higgins, from U.T. Memorial Hermann and Harris Health, shares some ways to prevent this top killer.
    Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of adult disability, but doctors want you to know that 80 percent of strokes can be prevented! Cardiologist Dr. John Higgins, from U.T. Memorial Hermann and Harris Health, shares some ways to prevent this top killer.
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