Stories & News | Whataburger (hometown heroes)

2020
February
04,
2020
| 13:17 PM America/Chicago
Because of Scott Prince, students at Gulf Shores Middle School are racing to learn about STEM. Prince, who teaches advanced placement physical science and makerspace engineering at Gulf Shores Midd...
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February
04,
2020
| 08:33 AM America/Chicago
Everyone can sing, says Gulf Shores, Alabama, music teacher Gay James, and her mission is helping children find their voices. “First, you have to get them to buy in,” says James, who has coaxed...
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January
31,
2020
| 15:18 PM America/Chicago
Michael Wakeford intended to teach special education only for a year. He studied to be a history teacher and was planning to clock time until a history position opened up at his former high school...
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January
31,
2020
| 11:38 AM America/Chicago
Cara Bowerman had just learned to walk when she stepped into the classroom at Edmonton North High School on her first day as a teacher and a coach. Recovering from multiple fractures from an automo...
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January
27,
2020
| 12:37 PM America/Chicago
For 12 years, Star Yellowfish has made it her mission to connect Native American students in Oklahoma City Public Schools to their roots. It’s a complex mission that focuses on the future of about 3,0...
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January
27,
2020
| 09:04 AM America/Chicago
As a boy in El Reno, Oklahoma, Harvey Pratt sculpted toys from clay. His artistic abilities served him well, but he probably couldn’t have forecast how many people his talents would serve in comin...
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January
24,
2020
| 16:32 PM America/Chicago
It looked like Danielle James might not see her 26th birthday. In 2013, the registered nurse was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer and given six months to live despite having never smoked. ...
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January
23,
2020
| 13:33 PM America/Chicago
Students at Mountain Ridge High School are learning some real-life skills to prepare them for life outside the classroom. Things like technology, public speaking, business and finance are all part...
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January
21,
2020
| 13:38 PM America/Chicago
Marcus Fetch is leaving his mark — figuratively and literally — on his adopted hometown of Birmingham, Alabama. The Nebraska native rolled into Birmingham in 2012 while traveling the country an...
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January
16,
2020
| 13:26 PM America/Chicago
Together, Joe and Karen Eulate of Mesa, Arizona, have dedicated almost 60 years to the public schools in their hometown. And that's just one way they're making a difference. “We love anythin...
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January
09,
2020
| 11:42 AM America/Chicago
By now, more than 25 million people can attest to Ethan Mueller’s Whataburger feat: In about 20 minutes, the 16-year-old from Allen, Texas, pounded a 10-patty burger, surrounded by a sea of cheering f...
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January
02,
2020
| 14:56 PM America/Chicago
Being in a hospital room can be lonely — a reality 15-year-old Jacob Davis has experienced all too often. “Most of my life, I’ve spent time in hospitals,” says Davis, who has already undergone 27 oper...
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2019
December
26,
2019
| 12:28 PM America/Chicago
Game day is big for high school football coach Rashaun Woods and his players. So are all the days leading up to it. “You have to teach kids that if they love to play the game, they have to work...
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December
23,
2019
| 13:58 PM America/Chicago
When the Friday night lights flood the field at the high school in Gardendale, Alabama, one of the team’s most valuable players doesn’t take the gridiron. Instead, this unsung hero cheers from the ...
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December
19,
2019
| 10:51 AM America/Chicago
Hometown Hero: Timothy Alexander of Birmingham, Alabama “You don’t need it to be easy. You need it to be possible.” Timothy Alexander understands obstacles. And he has the passion and determ...
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December
12,
2019
| 13:46 PM America/Chicago
Guests who stop in the Whataburger on Schillinger Rd. in Mobile, Alabama, know they might just get dinner and a show. The mealtime entertainment? Ninety-year-old Aulden Sumrall, who comes in to pla...
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December
06,
2019
| 08:07 AM 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, B...
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December
05,
2019
| 10:06 AM 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 Journ...
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November
29,
2019
| 08:58 AM 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...
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November
26,
2019
| 13:12 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 Olymp...
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November
22,
2019
| 10:35 AM America/Chicago
How do you motivate a team to victory?   With Whataburger, of course.  ...
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November
08,
2019
| 08:34 AM America/Chicago
Community honors Sgt. William Lenard and family with a mortgage-free home. ...
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October
13,
2019
| 15:36 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...
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October
07,
2019
| 16:48 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 wat...
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October
07,
2019
| 09:36 AM 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...
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September
23,
2019
| 11:32 AM 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. Hi...
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September
12,
2019
| 15:23 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 ...
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August
20,
2019
| 13:14 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...
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August
16,
2019
| 09:41 AM 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 J...
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July
29,
2019
| 12:22 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 cl...
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