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Ten Toes Down

One phrase that never gets old throughout the city of Houston is, “Ten Toes Down.” Now I know some of you all are not familiar with it and others are reading this saying, “I have used that ever since I was a kid.” The phrase literally means that no matter what a person goes through, they will always have both feet planted on the ground ready to take on any adversity that may come their way. I am almost certain that the Houston Texans have uttered that sentence more than once this year and probably will make it a rally cry heading into the final weeks of the 2020 NFL season.

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African American churches team up with health department, researchers in response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis is now affecting everyone, but research shows Black Americans are disproportionately affected negatively.

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Dunkin's new Sugarplum Macchiato drink went viral. That was the plan

'Tis the season to go viral, as Dunkin' is discovering with its new eye-catching drink: the Sugarplum Macchiato.

Another 712,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week

Another 712,000 Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to the Labor Department, as the job market recovery continues to slow.

Nurse uses chalk drawings to inspire co-workers

For Angela Meiergerd, a registered nurse at Methodist Fremont Health, fighting on the frontlines against the COVID-19 pandemic has taken its toll.

The day I woke up to find my industry had vanished

What if you woke up one day and discovered that your industry had just disappeared? The industry you had spent years learning, loving, building and becoming respected within just ... gone?

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Austin mayor apologizes after he told residents to stay at home while vacationing in Mexico

Mayor Steve Adler of Austin, Texas, said in a video posted on YouTube Wednesday that he regrets traveling to Mexico in early November as he was urging people to be cautious about the spread of Covid-19.

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Connecticut Restaurant Associations starts ‘Save CT Restaurants’ campaign

More than 600 Connecticut restaurants have closed during the pandemic.

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Virtual vacation: Amazing photos from a strange year for travel

It's been a year like no other. As we began 2020, travelers had more freedom of movement than at any time in history. Air traffic had been rising for decades.

Curious koala sneaks into Australian home and climbs Christmas tree

Picture a Christmas tree and you'll probably think of baubles, tinsel and fairy lights, but one Australian woman came home to find an unusual adornment: A koala.

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