The late founder of Hawaiian Tropic built an empire off his tanning lotions. The beachfront mansion where he threw celebrity parties is on the market for $5.99 million — take a look inside.
Among the items the tanning-lotion tycoon kept in his living room was the garbage can in which he first mixed his suntan lotion formula.news.yahoo.com
WARM WELCOME: Crowd at basketball game greets new TXST head football coach
New Texas State head football coach G.J. Kinne took to the basketball court Sunday during the Bobcats’ men’s basketball game against Rice inside Strahan Arena.[San Marcos, TX] [Hays County news] News, Sports San Marcos News, San Marcos Record [Texas State]sanmarcosrecord.com
Houston Newsmakers: Abuse, neglect affecting Texas children -- What can we do?
IN THIS EPISODE: After several rough cases involving abuse and neglect in children--including here in Harris County, Host Khambrel Marshall sits down with Dr. Bob Sanborn, president and CEO of Children At Risk. He believes that much of the abuse and suffering in children can be reduced if the government stepped forward.
Postal worker holdup leads to muscle car theft ring arrests
Cloned key fobs, high-powered Hellcats and thieves daring police and risking arrest are part of a trend in which vehicles are being stolen from factory lots and dealer showrooms only to be later sold on the street for tens of thousands of dollars less than their worth.
Postal worker holdup leads to muscle car theft ring arrests
Thieves are using cloned key fobs to steal Dodge muscle cars and other high-powered vehicles directly from dealerships and even automakers in Michigan, then selling them for tens of thousands of dollars less than their value, according to authorities and court records. For one Ohio-based theft ring, it all came crashing down after a January holdup of a U.S. postal worker led authorities to connect several men to brazen car thefts in the Detroit area, long home to the country’s biggest automakers, including Dodge, which is now owned by international conglomerate Stellantis. Investigators then discovered that new Chargers, Challengers, Durangos and Ram pickups worth $50,000 to $100,000 were turning up in Ohio, Indianapolis and East Cost shipping ports after being sold on the street for $3,500 to $15,000, according to a criminal complaint.news.yahoo.com
Goodbye, brother: Unaccompanied Navy veteran laid to rest
MISSION — Navy Veteran Mark Joseph Griffin was laid to rest Wednesday morning surrounded by fellow veterans and members of the community. A burial ceremony was held for the unaccompanied veteran at the Rio Grande Valley State Veterans Cemetery where veterans from multiple branches of the military gathered to say goodbye to their brother in arms. “For us, it’s an honor and a privilege to be able to do this for the departed veteran. His unaccompanied burial follows a similar ceremony for U.S. Army Veteran Harold Joe Sincher last month. The support from other veterans is unlike anything else, according to U.S. Air Force Veteran Homer Gallegos, because they understand each other in a way that even family members do.myrgv.com
Unaccompanied veteran burial held in honor of local serviceman
Sincher, who was 92 years old, was honored with an unaccompanied veteran burial. In the seven years since the inception of the Unaccompanied Veterans Program, there have been 181 unaccompanied veteran burials at the four cemeteries. The Texas State Veterans Cemeteries Program oversees burial ceremonies for an average of 2,700 per year, nearly half of which are interred in Killeen. “Throughout the year we get several unaccompanied veterans, not many,” Mungia said. We don’t diminish anything.”The Veterans Land Board website, www.vlb.texas.go, offers a notification service for unaccompanied veteran burials.myrgv.com
Kylie Jenner’s ‘naked’ bikini bears striking resemblance to small Chicago-area retailer’s The TaTa Top
The Jean Paul Gaultier-designed bikini that depicts a nipple and worn by Kylie Jenner on Instagram is strikingly similar to suit made by The TaTa Top, says the Chicago-area small business's owner.chicagotribune.com
A Republican congressman who voted to impeach Trump and called him a 'would-be tyrant' says he might support the former president again 'if he apologized' for January 6
Facing a Trump-backed challenger, Rep. Tom Rice has the support of Paul Ryan, who said most Republicans "just didn't have the guts" to impeach Trump.news.yahoo.com
How Biden, cops and advocates forged deal on police and race
Jim Pasco, the executive director for the Fraternal Order of Police, was watching football on a Sunday afternoon when he got a call from Susan Rice, the top domestic policy adviser at the White House. Negotiations over an executive order to address racism and policing were in danger of breaking down after a draft was leaked that law enforcement groups believed was too harsh toward officers. Now Rice was looking to get things back on track.news.yahoo.com
Behind-the-scenes look: Rice University’s stunning new Opera Hall
Houston Life Reporter Lauren Kelly joins us live from Rice University’s brand new opera hall. She will show us what it takes to stage an opera performance. Kelly will show us the wigs and costumes, and she will get on stage with performers. The entire Houston community is invited April 9 for a tour, but you and your family can get a preview Thursday on Houston Life.
LGBTQ activists mark Transgender Day of Visibility with a rally honoring two Black Chicagoans who died in March
Evanston LGBTQ activist Elise Malary, whose body was found in Lake Michigan March 17, and Chicagoan Tatiana “Tee Tee” Whetstone, 33, who was found dead in a garbage bin March 18.chicagotribune.com
Book review of The Year that Broke America: An Immigration Crisis, a Terrorist Conspiracy, the Summer of Survivor, a Ridiculous Fake Billionaire, a Fight for Florida, and the 537 Votes That Changed Ev
The events of 2000, including the disputed election and the 9/11 hijackers' preparations, "broke" America, Andrew Rice argues.washingtonpost.com
Rice University, ex-piano instructor named in lawsuit alleging child sex abuse
A Houston woman has filed a sexual assault lawsuit against Rice University and a former piano instructor – who is serving time for indecency with another child – claiming years of abuse that began when she was just 10 years old.