Video: Good food and love inspire Thai restaurant owner

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By Jenna West Thai restaurant owner Mr. Tee fills his patrons with full bellies and a cozy love. His affection for toys, which began at age 12, inspire his colorful restaurant design. But his desire to spread joy to everyone who steps into Cozy Noodles and Rice is what drives him everyday. Photo at top. […]

Video: Iranian baker’s job opportunities rise in Chicago

By Jenna West As a woman in Iran, Ghazal Tahmasebi’s job opportunities were limited. After moving to America, her dreams of being a professional baker are finally coming true. In this short documentary, we spent two mornings with Ghazal learning about making croissants and how timing is everything. Baker Ghazal Tahmasebi dusts powdered sugar on […]

Belichick already worried about next season


By Jenna West Reporting from Houston Less than 24 hours after winning his fifth Super Bowl victory, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick already feels behind for the 2017 season. When asked at the MVP trophy presentation in Houston Monday about stopping to enjoy the moment, Belichick said he needs to look ahead. “We’re […]

Super Bowl Pop-Up Boutique Plays Up Local Brands


By Jenna West Reporting from Houston Super Bowl week showcases local fashion at pop-up boutique Launch. Houston designers displayed their unique looks and shared the inspiration behind them. [vimeo 202667756] Shoppers look at local brands at Houston pop-up boutique Launch. (Jenna West/MEDILL)

Paws For A Cause: Puppy Bowl Brings Smiles To Houston

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By Jenna West Reporting from Houston Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl airs on television tomorrow, but Super Bowl LI fans got close up to some furry football stars in Houston. Partnering with the Houston Humane Society and Citizens for Animal Protection, the Puppy Bowl Experience’s goal is to promote puppy adoption. [vimeo 202591368] One little […]

Skyhawks Hoping Funds Keep Rolling In


By Jenna West They gather each Wednesday and Friday night at the Jesse White Community Center, sounds of basketballs dribbling across the court, laughter and coaches calling plays filling the gymnasium. And in the background, the ever-present hum of wheels turning. In their third year in existence, the Chicago Skyhawks dream of one day making […]