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$25,000 winning Texas lottery ticket sold at Spring convenience store

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — Someone in Spring just got $ 25,000 richer!

A winning ticket for Tuesday night’s Cash Five drawing was sold at a convenience store in Spring.

The ticket was sold at Fuel Zone #07, which is attached to the Chevron station located at 802 Louetta Road.

Check your ticket! The winner got all five numbers, which were 7 14 19 26 30.

The winning ticket must be claimed no later than 180 days after the draw date.

RELATED: Lottery winners aren’t the only ones who cash in

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Steam Summer sale date locked in but new Spring Sale is next

The latest reports suggest that Valve have at least two major Steam Sales planned for May and June.

The biggest will be the Steam Summer Sale, which will include discounts on hundreds of games.

The Summer Sale from Valve has become one of its most popular events and the good news is that we know exactly when it will be arriving.

We also know that another Steam Sale will be coming before the Summer event, with the final Spring Sale starting this week.

The Steam Spring Sale has been absent during recent years, having skipped 2019 and 2020 dates.

However, this year will see Valve host something called the Steam Open World Sale in its place.

According to Valve, The Steam Open World Sale is a multi-day event celebrating games featuring the popular open-world mechanic.

The sale will highlight many sub-genres and styles of open world games and while featuring live streams of participating Steam games.

The steam platform has invited all open-world games to join the event, meaning we don’t know exactly what titles will be included.

The Steam Open World Sale has a start date scheduled for May 27, with a launch time locked in for 6pm BST.

The Steam Open World Sale will end on May 31, making it a very short event in comparison to the Summer Sale.

WHEN IS THE STEAM SUMMER SALE?

The Steam Summer Sale is one of Valve’s biggest events of the year and has a release date set for June 24.

We know about these new dates due to leaked information, meaning they haven’t been announced yet by Valve.

However, as the company is never one to provide early news on such events, this sounds like the best guide we will have for the time being.

Other sales are expected to kick off before and after the big Summer Sale event, which usually lasts around two weeks.

The Steam Summer Sale 2020 kicked off in June around the 25th, making this year’s date look like a good shout.

Last year’s event was mainly focused on big discounts but it also contained ways of unlocking other items, with the official announcement confirming:

“Buy games, earn points, then make a quick stop at the all-new, here-to-stay Points Shop, where you’re sure to find the perfect souvenir for your summer adventures on Steam.

“The shop features dozens of new animated stickers and chat effects, profile backgrounds, mini-profile backgrounds, avatars, avatar frames, and more! Plus, discover hundreds of profile backgrounds and emoticons associated with your favourite games, now available in exchange for Steam Points.

“In celebration of Summer, claim your free animated stickers at our road trip destinations over the course of the next two weeks. Plus, save an additional $ 5 when you spend $ 30 during the sale, or the equivalent in your country.”

It’s unclear if the same stuff is being planned for the 2021 Steam Summer Sale, or if Valve is planning something different.

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Dungeon Defenders II Spring Cleaning Update Brings Big Changes to Etheria

Hey Everyone,

Recently we rebooted work on our free-to-play game, Dungeon Defenders II (DD2). We’re now committed to giving it a quality-of-life boost, with regular updates and additions based on feedback from our community. While Dungeon Defenders: Awakened continues to be the studio’s primary focus, we felt the franchise’s popular sequel could benefit from some much-deserved attention. To kick off DD2’s new era, we released the Spring Cleaning Update in April, which was packed full of all sorts of requested fixes, important quality-of-life additions, and balance changes. We’ll talk more about that in a bit, but first we want to spread the news on an exciting game update that was just released…

Dungeon Defenders II will now run at 60 FPS on Xbox Series X|S! You read that correctly. Defenders can now customize heroes, build towers, engage in combat, and so many other actions at 60 FPS. Thanks to Microsoft’s backwards compatibility, the FPS Boost feature will bring smoother and more immersive experiences to Etheria, allowing Defenders to focus more on the battle at hand.

Following a recent update from Xbox, another awesome change to DD2 was to the online multiplayer system. Now all Defenders can team up to defend Etheria together online for free! An Xbox Live Gold subscription is no longer needed to join online multiplayer sessions.

Last, but certainly not least, we recently brought what we’re calling the Spring Cleaning Update to DD2 at the beginning of April. This update includes new Daily Login Rewards from our dear Ol’ Peepers (featured in the pic below), new shards, a new pet, new bundles, and some much-needed meta changes!


Since the launch of DD2, Defenders have been asking for cost-saving options on purchases including multiple (or even all) heroes at once. Well, we were listening, and we have finally made that dream a reality! For a limited time, you can unlock all heroes (along with any additional hero we release in the future) for $ 30 USD. That’s 75% cheaper than if you bought all the heroes individually, and the savings only increase with every additional hero released! If you already own all the heroes, why not grab a fresh new look for your favorite defender? New skins will be a regular part of content updates moving forward.


We’ve had a blast revisiting DD2, and it’s clear the community has too. After receiving such a positive response, we’ve decided that DD2 will receive regular content updates moving forward. Etheria needs its defenders, and we want to make sure it’s a place worth defending, with lots of new skins, maps, and challenges to keep you coming back!  

We love to share teasers and reveals with our community on social media in the lead up to our big content announcements. So, make sure to follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch. There you’ll catch all of the upcoming news on Dungeon Defenders II, and our latest game release, Dungeon Defenders: Awakened (which will also see some big changes in the next few months). See you in Etheria!

Author: Brittani Sahm, Community Manager, Chromatic Games
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

Man shot on feeder road during possible road rage shooting in Spring, authorities say

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Deputies with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office are investigating whether a shooting on the North Freeway may have been sparked by road rage.

It happened on Thursday around 1:45 p.m. in the 25000 block of I-45 N in Spring.

Deputies said a man was shot while driving on the feeder road near Louetta Road. He was rushed to the hospital and is expected to fully recovery. Two others were in his bullet-riddled truck at the time of the shooting.

“It was shocking. I didn’t expect to get that phone call,” said Gabriela Ibarra, the victim’s co-worker.

Ibarra said she was driving just ahead of the victim. They were all heading to a job site when the shooting happened.

“He got hit in the lower abdomen,” she said. “I would recommend people be careful.”

Investigators said the suspect, who was described as a Hispanic man with “neatly trimmed facial hair” possibly wearing a baseball cap and a blue shirt, may be driving a tan Chevrolet truck with a white hood and a white tailgate.

Tammy Morris, who was an innocent bystander, told Eyewitness News her car was hit by gunfire.

“I heard a sound go off like it was a backfire, but after you hear about four or five ‘Pow! Pow! Pow!’ … it was more like gunfire,” she recalled. “Then I heard it hit my truck. Then the truck next to me sped off and went under the underpass of the freeway at Rayford and I pulled over immediately to check my truck and myself to see if anything had been shot. My truck had been shot a couple times by some stray bullets.”

The shooting is potentially the third road rage shooting just this week in the Houston area. On Monday, the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable’s Office responded to one near Humble. Houston police responded to a road rage shooting in north Houston that same day.

Anyone with information about Thursday’s shooting is urged to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800 and refer to case #21A297798.

You can also submit an anonymous tip to Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867).

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5 Stylish Pairs Of Wedges To Wear All Spring & Summer Long Like Reese Witherspoon

Author: Molly Bierce
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

Looking for a comfortable yet stylish shoe for summer 2021? Look no further – these 5 wedges are perfect for the warm weather ahead & are all inspired by Reese Witherspoon’s fabulous style.

Summertime is all about fun dresses, swimsuits, floppy hats, and, of course, shoes! Wedges are definitely a timeless staple to have in your summer wardrobe. They’re a “heel”, but without the common discomfort from a stiletto or strappy sandal. Celebrities are often spotted strutting in wedges during the summertime, especially A-list actress Reese Witherspoon. The incredible actress, 45, is known for her signature girly style that usually consists of sun dresses, skirts, and wedges. Pictured below, Reese was spotted out on a sunny day wearing a denim jacket over a basic t-shirt, a floral skirt, and a pair of navy blue wedges. Totally cute!

Reese Witherspoon wearing wedge sandals
Reese Witherspoon stepped out in the Los Angeles sunshine in August 2018 wearing a pair of navy wedge sandals, paired with a basic t-shirt and a denim jacket. She accessorized with a cool pair of Raybans and an orange tote bag.

If you need to up your shoe game this summer, we’ve got you covered! Shop any of these Reese-inspired summery wedges below to ensure fashionable and comfortable footwear this summer.

1. Lulu’s Nixie Tan Wedge Sandals

Since tan goes with everything, you need to grab a pair of these tan wedges from Lulu’s for the summer. These cork material, 4-inch wedges have vegan leather straps which crisscross, and a peep toe for a cute touch. The strap is secured around the ankle by a gold buckle, and the toe edge of the shoe even has a 1″ platform for additional height. Paired with your favorite sundress, you’ll look just like Reese for your next lunch date in the sun! $ 28, lulus.com

Lulu's tan wedges

2. Banana Republic Factory Espadrille Wedge Heel

Available in blush or black, these espadrille wedges by Banana Republic Factory are totally versatile. They have a woven exterior wedge, a comfortable thick ankle strap, and a peep toe. In black, these would pair great with a pencil skirt, work dress, or even something more formal, and in blush, they’d be a great addition to your favorite romper. Plus, reviews on these are overall positive! $ 54, bananarepublicfactory.com

Banana Republic factory wedges

3. Liyuandian Platform Espadrille Wedges

An Amazon Choice shoe, these navy blue platform espadrille wedges from Liyuandian look just like Reese’s! Made with 100% vegan materials, these come in navy, brown, black, and cheetah print so there’s something for everyone. They have a secure ankle strap with a bow knot design made of faux suede, and it can be tied as far up the calf as you’d like! Pair the navy color with a floral dress or skirt like Reese would, or maybe even try the leopard printed pair to wear with one of your favorite basic pieces for a summer party. 73% of customers give these wedges a 5-star rating, so you’ve got to check these out! $ 44, amazon.com

Navy espadrille sandals

4. Steve Madden URI Wedge Sandal

We’re a huge fan of clear accessories, and these wedges by Steve Madden have see-through detailing that’s totally stylish. These wedges have a built-on rope-covered wedge exterior that measures about 4.24″, and a clear slingback and double-banded straps making for a super chic look. Since these are clear and neutral, they would pair well with just anything. Upgrade a mini skirt, pair of shorts, or whatever with these trendy and sexy wedges. Plus, with a name like Steve Madden you just know they’re quality assured. $ 80, dsw.com

Steve Madden clear wedge

5. Chinese Laundry Mahalo Wedge Sandal

Of course, this wouldn’t be a footwear round-up without a bold, colorful favorite of ours! These 4.75″ printed wedges by Chinese Laundry are a gorgeous, vibrant addition to anyone’s closet, and they’re particularly perfect for summer or a tropical vacation. They’re available in a black & striped option as well, but we’re obsessed with this cognac brown and multi-colored striped style. The sole has a stunning and detailed braided trim, and there’s an adjustable ankle strap to keep your feet secure. These wedges give off a totally bohemian vibe, so paired with a flowy dress or even a ruffled swing dress you’ve got a playful outfit for any summer party. $ 60, macys.com

Chinese Laundry wedges

We’re confident that Reese Witherspoon, one of Hollywood’s wedge-wearing queens, would approve any of these 5 options! Whether you’re a sundress lover or are more of boyfriend jeans and a tank top kind of person, all of these fabulous wedges are bound to make a stylish statement this summer!

Anyone can go to the Texas Longhorns Orange-White spring game — here's what you need to know

Author: Andrew Schnitker
This post originally appeared on KXAN Austin

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas Longhorns will wrap up spring football practice at the Orange-White Game Saturday afternoon at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

This will be the first opportunity to catch the newest version of the Longhorns under new head coach Steve Sarkisian. The scrimmage, set for 1 p.m. Saturday, caps off the 15 spring practices allotted by the NCAA.

This will be the last day of organized team activities for the Longhorns until preseason practice for the 2021 season. There will be player-led workouts during the summer.

Admission for the Orange-White game is free, but there will be safety and distancing protocols in place for stadium seating, according to Texas Athletics.

Fans are expected to wear a face covering and maintain social distancing — even if they are already vaccinated from COVID-19.

Seating at the game

Texas Athletics says seating will first be available in the lower bowl on a first-come, first-served basis. Anyone sitting in Sections 3 though 6 should follow the orange stickers that have been placed on the backs of the seats to indicate available seats.

If all available lower bowl seats are filled, the north and east upper bowls will be opened up for additional capacity.

The gates will open at 12 p.m. You can enter the stadium through Gates 7, 8, 25, 27, 28, and 31.

Gameday experiences

Tailgating will not be allowed on campus before or after the game. The normal game day festivities prior to the COVID-19 pandemic — Bevo Boulevard, Smokey’s Midway and Longhorn City Limits — will also not happen Saturday.

The Frank Denius Family University of Texas Athletics Hall of Fame in the north end zone will also be closed.

UT says it is planning for full capacity at home games during the 2021 football season, and they expect all of the pregame experiences to return in September, as well.

UT wrote on its website: “We look forward to these amazing experiences returning in the fall.” 

The south end zone at Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium is still under construction, so the video board and audio system will not be working. That portion of the stadium is expected to be ready for the start of the 2021 season.

All bags larger than 4.5″ x 6.5″, including purses and diaper bags, must be clear plastic and no larger than 12″ x 6″ x 12″.

Parking

Free parking will be available for all fans at certain parking garages, including San Jacinto, Trinity, and East Campus Garages, on Saturday from 7 a.m. until midnight.

Fans may also park for free in Lots 37, 38, 39, and 40 just east of the LBJ Library, according to Texas Athletics.

UT says ADA parking will be available in Manor Garage on the east side of the stadium. To access ADA parking, please display your state issued ADA credentials at Red River St./Clyde Littlefield Dr. checkpoint. From there, you’ll be directed by gameday officials to Manor Garage. 

‘Good Trouble’ EP Breaks Down That Pregnancy Bombshell & That Epic Return In The Spring Finale

Author Avery Thompson
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

‘Good Trouble’ dropped major twists throughout its spring finale. HL spoke EXCLUSIVELY with ‘Good Trouble’s EP about that game-changing pregnancy, [Spoiler]’s return, and what’s ahead.

Get ready because big changes are ahead on Good Trouble. The April 21 spring finale featured Isabella’s return, and she revealed that she’s pregnant with Gael’s baby. Just as Davia moved on with someone else, Dennis showed back up at the Coterie. Malika made a decision about her relationships, and Mariana was forced to reveal her relationship with Evan.

HollywoodLife got EXCLUSIVE scoop from executive producer Joanna Johnson about what Isabella’s pregnancy means for Gael and Callie’s future. It’s a “huge buzzkill,” Joanna said. She also discussed the impact of Dennis’ return on Davia, Malika’s future with Isaac, the aftermath of Mariana’s confession, and more. Read our Q&A below:

Beau Mirchoff
Callie and Jamie in the spring finale. (Freeform)

Isabella’s pregnancy reveal was definitely unexpected. How is Gael going to be navigating this impending arrival? 
Joanna Johnson: I think these young people on our show, they’re all responsible and all have dreams. They’re all trying to make things happen, but they don’t have great responsibilities personally. They don’t really have to answer to anyone else but themselves at this point in their life, so what interests me about this as well is what happens if you suddenly have to grow up very quickly and start considering your life choices and possibly being a parent? How does that affect your dreams and every choice that you make? How do you deal with something that’s so unplanned with someone that you don’t even know? So I thought that was all stuff that was interesting to me.

This reveal also came at a time when Callie and Gael were on the precipice of possibly getting back together or figuring out what their relationship is going to be. When he told her that Isabella was pregnant, it felt like a nail in the coffin. There was that look between them where it seemed like they’re now ships passing in the night. Do you think all hope for them is lost? Is there a possibility that these two could find a way to make this work? 
Joanna Johnson: It’s interesting because it sounds so unreal at first. It’s like, okay, so you’re not involved with this girl, right? So it’s not like there’s that. I don’t think you realize necessarily at first how complicated it might be. I think that it’s a hard thing to hear, but it doesn’t have to be a deal-breaker. I think that’s something that they have to explore in the next season. Does this mean that we just push our feelings down, or is there a way to do this? I think that’s kind of how we leave them, but it’s a huge buzzkill. He was finally going to tell her how we felt about her, and she was ready. Callie’s journey this season has been a little bit of her wondering: did I make a mistake when I chose Jamie? Was Gael the one I should have chosen? So it’s certainly not what you want to hear when you go up there thinking that you were going to fall back in bed together. It’s a real buzzkill. But does it have to be the end? That’s a question, and I think it’s an interesting question. Can you still date somebody who’s going to have a baby with someone else?

When Callie was making out with Tony, she said that her heart was with someone else. That’s obviously a weighted statement there. Is she talking about Gael, Jamie, or both? There still unresolved feelings with Jamie, too.
Joanna Johnson:  I think she’s trying to get over Jamie. She’s trying to deny those feelings. As long as you deny something, it just is going to persist. When you’re a young person, it’s not like you’re smart enough to say I think I’ll wait six months to a year before I get in a relationship again so I can really get over this. You just jump into the next thing, or you go backward. There are definitely unresolved feelings for him that Callie’s going to have to deal with, especially now that they’re going to be trying a murder case on opposite sides. It’s like the universe keeps throwing them back together, especially in adversarial ways.

Callie has made some bad decisions before, but I’m really scared for her now. Does she understand fully what she’s getting into with Kathleen? It seems so ominous. 
Joanna Johnson: Callie is somebody who is not afraid of doing something controversial, even though I would say she also has a very strong moral sense. She’s created a bond with Kathleen, and I think that she trusts Kathleen on some level, even though she’s not sure how much she can trust her. Like Callie says to Jamie, I find it hard to believe that Kathleen would be involved in something like this, in the disappearance of a witness and potentially the murder of a witness. I think she’s definitely willing to hear Kathleen out, which is why I think she sits down. Kathleen’s persuasive. She’s an interesting character, and I loved having Constance Zimmer on the show this season. It’s just been such a treat, and she just really plays that character so well.

Davia
Davia was shocked to see Dennis return. (Freeform)

The moment that made my jaw hit the floor was when Dennis returned. He’s back and Davia’s moved on. Is Dennis going to fight for her? 
Joanna Johnson: Well, it certainly seems like he’s going to have to. I mean, she loves him. Obviously, they have a real history, but he hurt her quite a bit. It’s hard because she’s met this new guy who’s really nice. She likes him a lot, but she’s not in love with him. What’s she going to do here with him back is really the question, and is Dennis going to have to work for it? She certainly seemed upset to see him.

Malika and Isaac reached a turning point in their relationship. She was trying to figure out what she wants, and she does make a decision. She said goodbye to Dyonte and wanted to stay with Isaac. She doesn’t want to lose him. Is it going to be so simple for her to get back together with Isaac? 
Joanna Johnson: It’s tough because, as her friends told her, you can’t unring that bell. I mean, once you’ve said this to him, that you have these feelings for someone else, is he going to be able to get past that? She feels like she’s polyamorous, but she also is willing to be monogamous to keep her relationship with Isaac. She’s willing to do that, but she’s already told Isaac how she feels. She’s hoping this grand gesture will convince him.

Cierra Ramirez
Mariana in the ‘Good Trouble’ spring finale. (Freeform)

Mariana finally told the girls that she’s in a relationship with Evan. She revealed that she’s dating him after they say they want to sue him and Spekulate. How much will this reveal complicate things, not only for her relationship with Evan but her career?
Joanna Johnson: Right now, the girls can’t seem to sell their app idea. They don’t have much of a career, but the real betrayal is the friendship. How will the girls really react? I mean, will they understand? The friendship that these girls have created over all these seasons is deep, and I love their relationship and their friendship. This was what Mariana has been dreading, having to tell them that she has been seeing Evan. It’s just like, I’m so worried about what’s going to happen to them. They’re such a favorite dynamic, at least for me, on the show. I just love them. I worry, and I know what’s going to happen. Is this going to break them up? That would be a huge breakup and devastating.

What can you say about Alice’s arc going forward? 
Joanna Johnson: Alice’s arc has always been to find her voice and stand up for herself. That has never been something that’s easy for her to do. She finally sort of stood up and thought she was standing there for all these people who were going to have her back and go with her. It’s just a real betrayal for someone who’s had such a hard time speaking her truth to have the consequences really rough. She’s feeling really betrayed. Did she make a terrible mistake? Has she lost an opportunity to get exposure for her career by speaking up? It’s got to break your heart to see Alice, who’s had such a hard time speaking up, finally do that and have no support.

9 Comfortable & Stylish Wire-Free Bras Like Kendall Jenner’s

We’re moving more now that its spring & you’ll want the best wire-free bras that’ll move with you, just like how Kendall Jenner turns bras into an accessory!

The ushering-in of spring is, metaphorically speaking, a big release. We’re stripping off heavy layers to welcome the sun, which is also remaining in the sky longer now that our daily itineraries are no longer being held captive by a sunset that happens before five p.m. It’s only appropriate that your bra is just as freeing. That means it’s time to lose the stiff wire and check out the best wire-free bras inspired by the lingerie queen herself: Kendall Jenner.

Kendall Jenner
Kendall Jenner wore a wire-free mint green bra with spaghetti straps which she complements with Alo Yoga’s $ 78 7/8 High-Waist Airbrush Legging while leaving a pilates class in Los Angeles on March 28, 2021. She is also rocking a pair of Yeezy slides and SKIMS’ $ 8 Seamless Face Mask in the shade “clay.” [Shutterstock]

Kendall’s closet is the embodiment of LA fashion, which has an unsaid mantra that one shouldn’t try too hard to be cool. This attitude reflects in her lingerie choices, too. She has sported many wire-free bras that allow her to move and live in the moment, all while looking stylish while doing it, whether she’s doing a workout (hence the sporty green bralette above) or dancing at a festival (i.e. the sheer lace bralette she once wore to Coachella below).

Kendall Jenner wore a wire-free, black floral lace bralette to Coachella in 2016. We listed a similar bra below! [Instagram/@kendalljenner]

With COVID-19 vaccines becoming increasingly available and the promise of socialization on the horizon, it’s especially a perfect time to pick up a few wire-free bras. You want to be comfy (but cute) as you’re out enjoying the world again!

1. Alo Yoga’s Alosoft Gratitude Bra

For a near-replica of the sports bra Kendall wore to her recent pilates class, we suggest the Alosoft Gratitude Bra in the mint green shade of “honeydew.” This bra is proof that you don’t need to pick between support (which wire bras are associated with) and comfort. This bra will keep your ta ta’s in place as you do light cardiovascular activity, like a yoga session or walk down the street to grab a smoothie. Alo Yoga is especially famous for its super soft fabric, so it won’t feel like your bosom is suffocating underneath the secure bra — which, unfortunately, is an issue with many sports bras. Pair this with Alo Yoga’s High-Waist Alosoft Highlight Legging in the same “honeydew” color to complete the look. $ 54, aloyoga.com

aloyoga bra

2. Savage x Fenty’s Floral Lace Racerback Bralette 

To recreate Kendall’s 2016 Coachella look pictured above, we of course had to turn to the No. 1 carrier for the cutest lace lingerie pieces: Savage x Fenty. This bralette from Rihanna’s famous undergarments bra is worn like a halter top and even comes with adjustable elastic straps. It’s comfort and sex appeal, combined into one! This bra is also available in six other seductive colors: grey pearl, honey nude, pink rose quartz, unicorn lavender pink, deep periwinkle blue and navy blue. $ 40, savagexfenty.com

black lace floral bra

3. Warner’s Women’s Easy Does It No Bulge Wire-Free Bra

For our no-fuss shoppers who just want a bra to disappear underneath their white tee — no frills, no lace — this is the bra for you. This nude-toned bra won’t clash with your sheer tops and is designed with comfort in mind, being made of 94 percent nylon and six percent spandex. Plus, look how smooth the bra is: no bulging cups, wires or other details that would annoyingly poke through a shirt! $ 20, amazon.com 

nude wire-free bra

4. Bali Women’s Double Support Wirefree Bra

Going wire-free doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice sexiness, though. This bra’s white satin and dainty lace detailing — all topped off by a classic ribbon — will make you feel like you just slipped into The Bachelor‘s Fantasy Suite (or, your honeymoon suite). Don’t let the cute aesthetics fool you: this is a heavy-duty bra that accommodates sizes between 34B to 48DD. $ 15, amazon.com

satin wire-free bra

5. Hanes Women’s Cozy Bra

Think of this as the sweatpants version of a bra! If you’re looking for ULTIMATE comfort — meaning not even clasp hooks or spaghetti straps with a tendency to fall down your shoulders — this bra was designed for you. This bra is made of “cool comfort wicking” fabric and features a “Comfort Flex Fit” that contours to your natural body shape. It’s the perfect bra for a day of running errands, or for enjoying wine on a cozy night-in with your friends. $ 10, target.com

hanes wire-free bra

6. Just My Size Women’s Pure Comfort Lace Plus Size Bra

Not all wire-free bras are itty-bitty lace bralettes. Case in point: this plus-size bra from Just My Size, which has nearly 1,400 reviews on Amazon. The bra — which features a lovely floral embellishment along the front — runs in sizes X-Large to 1X. You won’t be dying to rip off your bra the moment you get home, since it’s made of 93 percent nylon and seven percent spandex. No stiff or itchy fabric here! $ 12, amazon.com

plus size wire-free bra

7. Bali Women’s Comfort Revolution Shaping Wirefree Bra

For a wire-free bra with the shape and support that a sports bra offers (but doesn’t feel like a boa constrictor across your bosom), we’re excited to show you this beloved bra on Amazon. This U-design bra made of 79 percent nylon, 16 percent polyester and five percent spandex fits like a glove and is kept in place with a hook and eye closure. This is a seriously comfortable bra, according to the many Amazon reviews (there were nearly 12,000 total).

“This is the first time I have used the word “comfortable” to describe a bra, AND it looks fine under a fitted top,” one customer wrote, and another shopper even called the bra “life changing” because it was the most “comfortable bra [they’ve] ever worn!” This bra comes in a wide range of sizes, too, from X-Small to 3X-Large. $ 27, amazon.com

black wireless bra

8. BRABIC Floral Lace Bra 

Think you have to choose between cute and comfortable when picking out bras? Well, you can have the best of both worlds. This bralette has NO wires and a LOT of lace, making it the perfect companion with a loose tank top that’ll allow you to show off this bra’s delicate floral mesh. This is ideal for cups A-C. $ 14, amazon.com 

wireless bra

9. 4 Pieces V Neck Bralettes

Wear these to the gym, under a sheer top, or with a pair of high-waisted baggy jeans. It’s always a good idea to have a set of neutral-toned bralettes in your wardrobe for an emergency layering situation (or just when you need to throw together a simple yet chic outfit). The straps on these wireless bras are adjustable, too, so you won’t have to deal with spaghetti straps falling down your shoulders. This is an amazing deal — you get four bras for under $ 30! $ 23, amazon.com 

wireless bras

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Jade Boren

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Spring Branch ISD teacher disciplined for using racist term in English class lesson plan

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Spring Branch ISD teacher has been placed on administrative leave and the district is apologizing for a slide she shared with a class on Monday that included a racist term.A picture of the slide, which was shared on social media, read, “How is the word ‘(expletive)’ complicated? How has it changed?” This was part of a “warm-up” activity in English class at Stratford High School in west Houston.

“Definitely, it wasn’t the right thing to do,” one student told ABC13.”She could have worded it differently,” another student said.

Stratford alumni Marcel McClinton told ABC13 he was shocked about the situation.

“My heart sank and my jaw dropped,” he said. “It makes me feel very embarrassed to have her as a teacher and to have graduated from Stratford High School. I feel as though Black and brown students in her classroom are not respected or valued and I know that personally, because I had her as a teacher for a whole year.”

McClinton said he felt the teacher, who is white and is not being identified, targeted him because he’s biracial. He said he complained about her but nothing happened.

In a statement, the school district said the teacher is on administrative leave given, “concerns with the professional judgment in her lesson planning and delivery.””Inappropriate and offensive language was used,” the statement read. “We deeply regret and apologize this incident occurred.”

McClinton said he wants the teacher’s contract to be terminated and others who knew about the lesson to be held accountable.

“I want to know who approved that lesson,” he said.

The teacher has worked for SBISD since 2007 and has been at Stratford since 2013, according to the district.

Read the full statement from Spring Branch ISD below:A Stratford High School teacher has been placed on administrative leave given concerns with the professional judgment in her lesson planning and delivery during a warm-up activity Monday.

Inappropriate and offensive language was used, which the Spring Branch Independent School District does not condone and will not accept.

We continue to investigate this incident and will take appropriate actions. We deeply regret and apologize this incident occurred.

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Clash of Clans update: Town Hall 14 news revealed ahead of Spring release date

The first major update of the year for Clash of Clans will include Town Hall 14, which will include additional Tower Defence, Hero, and Troop levels.

Developers Supercell has confirmed that Clash of Clans Town Hall Level 14 will be Jungle-themed, complete with ancient pictograms and hieroglyphs.

And while plenty of stuff is getting upgraded, SuperCell has also announced what new features are coming in the Spring patch.

This will include Starter Challenges, which will make progressing between early Town Halls less grindy.

A message from Supercell explains: “Starter Challenges are a new way for players between Town Hall 2-6 to speed up their progress through a variety of Challenges similar to the Silver/Gold Pass.

“These new Challenges are unlocked with each Town Hall level and completing each Challenge will provide more Challenges to complete.

“There are some deliciously tempting rewards that can be earned on the Starter Pass. From Rune of Gold to a Book of Building, the Starter Pass reward track has up to 5000 points for players to complete.

“Once a player upgrades to Town Hall 7, all unclaimed rewards are automatically collected. When claiming a resource reward if the player only has enough storage space for some of the reward they can now take whatever amount of the reward will fit and some gems. The amount of gems scales from a max 5 down to 1 based on what proportion of the resources were taken. E.g. if a player takes 20% of resources they will receive 4 gems (80% of 5).”

Other early game changes are being made to help Villages grow faster, with a series of reductions for various upgrade times and upgrade costs.

This will include the following upgrades:

Reduced Training Times

  • Ice Golem: 360 seconds → 300 seconds
  • Witch: 360 seconds → 240 seconds
  • Super Witch: 1200 seconds → 800 seconds

Wall cost reduction

  • Level 12 Wall: 3M Gold/Elixir → 2M Gold/Elixir
  • Level 13 Wall: 5M Gold/Elixir → 4M Gold/Elixir
Meanwhile, at the other end of the scale, here is what will be unlocking with Town Hall 14:

Upgrading to Town Hall 14 unlocks

  • 25x Wall pieces
  • 1x Air Bomb
  • 1x Seeking Air Mine
  • 1x Skeleton Trap
  • 1x Bomb
  • 1x Giant Bomb

New Defense/Building/Trap Levels

  • Level 12 Laboratory
  • Level 10 Clan Castle
  • Level 15 Gold Storage
  • Level 15 Elixir Storage
  • Level 9 Dark Elixir Storage
  • Level 20 Cannon
  • Level 13 Hidden Tesla
  • Level 9 Bomb Tower
  • Level 8 Inferno Tower
  • Level 5 Eagle Artillery
  • Level 3 Scattershot
  • Level 10 Bomb
  • Level 15 Wall
New Hero Levels

  • Barbarian King Level 80 → Iron Fist Level 16
  • Archer Queen Level 80 → Royal Cloak Level 16
  • Grand Warden Level 55 → Eternal Tome + Life Aura Level 11
  • Royal Champion Level 30 → Seeking Shield Level 6

We don’t know exactly when this new Clash of Clans update is going to be available to download but with this news being shared now, we could see something announced between April 12 and 14.

More news is being shared later today, which could mean a big launch reveal for Clash of Clans fans.