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Memorial City’s Belong Kitchen gives adults with disabilities work opportunities

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-06-10 09:39:29

SUMMARY: Belong Kitchen in Memorial City is more than a quick dining spot; it provides employment and volunteer roles for people with developmental delays and disabilities. Started in 2021 by Kim Christopher for her daughter Ellie, who faced limited post-high school employment options, the venture began home-based before scaling up. The restaurant employs around 30 individuals supported by 75 volunteers, engaging them in tasks like customer checkout, dishwashing, and food prep. Employees like Christopher and Megan cherish the relationships and skills they develop. With overwhelming community support, Belong Kitchen aspires to expand. Visit their website at belongkitchenhtx.org for more information.

Belong Kitchen’s founder and director Kim Brown, along with employees Ellie, Sarah Beth, Christopher and Meagan share how the restaurant provides work opportunities for people with developmental delays and disabilities.

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Waves of Information – June 21, 2024

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www.youtube.com – – 2024-06-21 14:15:44

SUMMARY: This week's updates highlight key developments in . Residents can now sign up for the Ion Water app to monitor water usage, manage bills, and receive leak notifications through a secure smartphone interface. To register, visit www.water.com/signup or download the app from the App Store, with your water bill account on hand. New water meters have been installed in over 75% of homes.

Progress on the Sand Hill Crane Soccer Complex is significant, with completion expected by December 2023 and leagues starting in 2025. The Pelican Island Bridge has also been reopened after repairs restored its weight capacity to 80,000 lbs.

This week's Waves of Information gives insights on : the EyeOnWater application that is available to residents, progress on the Sandhill Crane Soccer Complex, and the Pelican Island Bridge. Stay up to date with the city by tuning in to Waves of Information!

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Storm Prep 101: Basic safety tips everyone should know before, during and after a storm

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-06-21 11:52:31

SUMMARY: Assistant Chief Michael Clemens from the Sciare Fire Department discusses crucial preparedness steps for families facing summer storms. He categorizes preparations into three stages: before, during, and after storms. Before a storm, stock up on essentials like water, non-perishable food, medications, and safety supplies such as plywood and flashlights. Make sure to print out emergency information and insurance policies. During a storm, stay in the innermost part of your home away from windows and glass. After the storm, assess damage cautiously and avoid unsafe structures. Emphasizing early preparation can significantly ease stress during power outages and emergencies.

Assistant Chief Michael Clements with the Cy-Fair Fire Department is breaking down the safety tips to help you prepare.

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Jocelyn Nungaray murder: 2 men charged face death penalty after alleged strangulation of young girl

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www.youtube.com – KPRC 2 Click2Houston – 2024-06-21 08:50:36

SUMMARY: Two men, Johan Jose Wrangle Martinez (21) and Franklin Jose Pena Ramos (26), accused of murdering 12-year-old Joselyn Nung, are scheduled for a court appearance. Joselyn's family plans a vigil in her memory tonight. Relle Turner reported exclusively on their arrest and joins live from the memorial site on Ranken Road. Both suspects are Venezuelan nationals in the Houston area for less than a month, prompting federal background investigations. Police allege the suspects encountered Joselyn after visiting a restaurant. Houston Mayor John Whitmire urges denial of bail. Ongoing court procedures will determine bond setting. Updates will be provided by KPRC2 .

Johan Jose Rangel Martinez, 26, and Franklin Jose Pena Ramos, 21, are both facing capital murder charges in connection to the murder of Jocelyn on June 17. They are expected to show up in court Friday morning.

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