Stories & News | Whataburger (heroes)

2019
December
06,
2019
| 03:07 PM America/Chicago
Earlier this summer, Robyn Brake was jet-skiing on Lake Ray Hubbard in Rockwall when she saw smoke. It was coming from a nearby boat, which almost immediately burst into flames. Seconds later, Brake, a mom of four, heard people calling for help...
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December
05,
2019
| 05:06 PM America/Chicago
At 17, Rachel Kamata is no stranger to big public art projects. As a member of Blue Star Contemporary’s MOSAIC Student Artist Program, she was part of the crew that created “The Legacy of Our Journey,” an epic mural for the Historic Outdoor Museum...
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November
29,
2019
| 03:58 PM America/Chicago
When Family Members at the Whataburger in Burleson, Texas, learned Jo Wright — their “work mom” — needed help around her house, they rolled up their sleeves and got busy. Hair pulled back and tools in hand, a half-dozen Whataburger Family Members ...
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November
26,
2019
| 08:12 PM America/Chicago
Like almost any kid, 12-year-old Phoenix Garner lists her top three activities as school, dancing and “chillin’.” But the Yukon, Oklahoma, student has a passion for supporting the Special Olympics — and a goal to be an educator. Inspired in...
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November
22,
2019
| 05:35 PM America/Chicago
How do you motivate a team to victory?   With Whataburger, of course.  ...
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November
11,
2019
| 05:00 PM America/Chicago
We’re proud that men and women who have served our country are now part of the Whataburger family! Check out a few of their stories below and join us in thanking our veterans for their service and sacrifice this month – and always.   6.3.6 ...
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November
08,
2019
| 03:34 PM America/Chicago
Community honors Sgt. William Lenard and family with a mortgage-free home. ...
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October
13,
2019
| 10:36 PM America/Chicago
Whataburger is proud to partner with Children’s of Alabama -- and you can help. Donate just $1 at any participating Whataburger, and score a coupon for a free Whataburger with purchase of medium fries and a 32-oz. drink. Support your community tod...
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October
07,
2019
| 11:48 PM America/Chicago
One year after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, we are revisiting the stories of the heroes who are still working to make a difference in their hometowns.  U.S. Army Veteran Bill Blair was watching football one Saturday when he saw something ...
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October
07,
2019
| 04:36 PM America/Chicago
One year after the devastation of Hurricane Michael, we are revisiting the stories of the heroes who are still working to make a difference in their hometowns.  What began out of desperation in the days after Hurricane Michael has become a mission...
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September
23,
2019
| 06:32 PM America/Chicago
 This year, the Friday night lights shine especially bright for Jacob Munoz. As he fought for his life earlier this year, the 17-year-old focused on three things: Family. Faith. And Football. His goal? Beat leukemia so he could suit up for his ...
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September
12,
2019
| 10:23 PM America/Chicago
Local Lafayette, Louisiana, news anchor Al Hebert had to do a double-take when he checked his rearview mirror at a red light—only to see Whataburger manager Dexter Ledet get out of the car behind him and run toward Hebert’s window.     Heber...
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August
20,
2019
| 08:14 PM America/Chicago
Bath? Check. Brushed teeth? Check. Pajamas on? Check. On Tuesday nights, bedtime is a cinch for Homer Drive Elementary School students in Beaumont, Texas. They know that at 7:30 p.m. sharp, they can tune in via Facebook Live to watch their prin...
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August
16,
2019
| 04:41 PM America/Chicago
When little things pile up into one big ball of stress for college students, Tiffannie Jones wants them to have an arsenal of little things to help them relax. Jones, a Houstonian who founded the Just College Students Project, sends care packages ...
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August
05,
2019
| 04:54 PM America/Chicago
On Aug. 8, 1950, Whataburger started with a single roadside stand in Corpus Christi, Texas. Now, 69 years later, with more than 830 restaurants in 10 states, we’re proud to celebrate our birthday with the community. ...
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July
29,
2019
| 07:22 PM America/Chicago
Shannon Wrights, who is legally blind, had a passion for dance from an early age. Now, she shares that passion at her studio, Aspiring Attitudes, where the thrum of upbeat music and the rhythmic clack of tap shoes sets the mood. It’s the sound ...
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July
25,
2019
| 06:24 PM America/Chicago
For New Braunfels, Texas, resident Dottie Laster, flowers, horses and good food represent freedom. She makes a point of appreciating them. Laster is a longtime advocate for victims of human trafficking, and through her work she’s seen horrendo...
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July
23,
2019
| 10:50 PM America/Chicago
When Jimmy Dorrell sees a need in his neighborhood, he gets busy. Dorrell is president of Mission Waco, a nonprofit that operates everything from an economic center and health clinics to a children’s theater program and a grocery store in his Nort...
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June
28,
2019
| 03:55 PM America/Chicago
When Leonardo Charles, a Desert Storm veteran from San Antonio, Texas, purchased his family home through the VA, he had a dream: the garage would become his very own man cave. He set up a TV. He brought in a recliner. He hung up some mementoes. ...
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June
26,
2019
| 09:20 AM America/Chicago
Kristin Finan believes hope trumps fear, and she wants to plant seeds of hope with children entering the foster care system in Central Texas. ...
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June
21,
2019
| 03:25 PM America/Chicago
As parents of terminally ill children struggle through their darkest days, Jeanne Busby works to shine light and show hope. Busby helps to coordinate fundraising efforts at Just Keep Smiling, a Birmingham, Alabama, nonprofit that provides financia...
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June
17,
2019
| 04:55 PM America/Chicago
Mr. Finley is a gentleman, a refined soul who loves his routines and the companionship of others. He also loves his stuffed toys, which he gathers around him when he naps. Mr. Finley is a miniature poodle. This isn’t any ordinary dog. The seven...
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June
10,
2019
| 07:10 PM America/Chicago
Fifth-grade teacher Amber Galvan is doing just that. Galvan – inspired by Whataburger’s challenge to teach social and emotional skills – created a one-of-a-kind lesson plan for her students at Specht Elementary in the Comal Independent School Dist...
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May
28,
2019
| 05:15 PM America/Chicago
Empathy runs deep for Emari Hunn “I had a less-than great childhood, often left to fend for myself from abuse, neglect and hunger,” Hunn says. “I even experienced a brief homelessness when our apartment caught fire in Japan.” The difficult past...
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May
28,
2019
| 04:11 PM America/Chicago
A lot of men laugh when Jim Keegan tells them he had breast cancer. He tells them it’s no joke. Breast cancer affects one in 833 men, according to the American Cancer Society. And while the odds are far greater for women to have the disease, men s...
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May
28,
2019
| 04:10 PM America/Chicago
Volunteering started early for Brookie Brown. While other 6-year-olds focused on scooters and soccer practice, Brown spent her free time volunteering with her mother to help raise awareness about breast cancer. In the 12 years since, Brown has...
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May
23,
2019
| 04:05 PM America/Chicago
For eight decades and counting, Bill Brantley has had a thing for bicycles. The passion began on his sixth birthday, when his father gave him a big, new bike. Now 87, Brantley has pedaled many a mile on two wheels. Along the way, he learned to mak...
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May
16,
2019
| 04:59 PM America/Chicago
‘I ask myself every morning how I can be a light’ ...
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May
13,
2019
| 09:45 PM America/Chicago
From her first breath, Sydney Darling had a medical team. “I was born with two kidneys, but one had cysts,” she says. The team at Arkansas Children’s Hospital diagnosed and treated her “when no one else knew what was wrong with me,” she says. ...
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May
01,
2019
| 06:30 AM America/Chicago
Embroidery projects create distractions and beauty during difficult times. ...
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