Youth sports are something we've all participated in. Personally, I played soccer for a while as a young one before marching band came to take over. I remember the chaos of getting ready for games and being at the soccer fields all day sometimes.
While time-consuming, I remember the tough times when coaches were able to make me better in the game. That includes my dad, who was my soccer coach for a while too.
Unfortunately, coaches can sometimes get too much into the competition. One coach in Texas sadly forgot the true meaning of mentoring young players. That coach is Kenneth Wendt.
According to KHOU 11, Wendt was filmed bumping into the players of the opposing team that his team lost to. In the video, the opposing players are noted to say one coach was too rough on them during the after game handshake.
The coach of the opposing team, Victor Torres, was not happy with Wendt's actions, saying:
"They come in and they slap you hard on the hand. And you'll be like, 'hey, don't do that.' But an adult, you wouldn't expect it. I was upset. I was really upset."
An unnamed parent, in a comment to KHOU 11 defended Wendt, saying, “We have known the Wendt family for two years and Kenny has always been a great husband, father, and coach. He spends an extraordinary amount of time in coaching and helping kids and their families both on and off the field."
Wendt was removed as a coach, with the Harris County Constable Precinct 5 Office, whom he works for, investigating the situation.
Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books
Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.
Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.
Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.
6 Bizarre Town Names in Texas and the Stories Behind Them
There's no shortage of bizarre town names in Texas. Ding Dong, Kermit, Oatmeal, Reklaw, Pflugerville, and Zephyr: that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the oddest town monikers.
Have you ever wondered how on earth these names got on a city sign? Keep scrolling to see the history behind some of the weirdest town names in Texas.
10 Myths About Texas That Even Some Natives Believe
Everything's bigger in Texas, including the tall tales! Our state can seem pretty strange to people from far away, or even our immediate neighbors. There are several myths about Texas that range from quirky to fun and just plain ignorant and insulting, and even some people born and raised her believe 'em. Here are a few we can dispel today.
This Temple, Texas DoorDasher Helped an Elderly Woman Get Fresh Start
Shelby Moeller never imagined that an odd request while delivering for Door Dash would lead to a life-changing experience for him as well as an elderly woman who needed more than food.
He described his initial encounter on Facebook, thanking people who offered to help the 78-year-old woman he named 'Jane Doe' to protect her privacy. On March 20th, he was able to share some amazing news on Facebook.
"Many of you probably remember my post last week about door dashing and coming across an elderly woman in deplorable conditions. When I made the post, I was thinking that I just needed to raise awareness that our elderly right here in our community are often alone, forgotten, and in need of help. I never imagined that through my post, God was going to provide a small but mighty army of volunteers that would jump in and save Jane Doe."
Jane Doe had to be moved out of her apartment while biohazard disinfecting was done by Spotless Crime Clean. All furniture, carpet, and most of her possessions had to be thrown away. There was also no edible food, as everything in the kitchen was either expired or infested with insects.
Shelby was able to spend some time with the woman, who he described as his 'new adopted grandma'. He learned about her background, and how she had struggled throughout her entire life, being reduced to having nothing multiple times. She had developed some hoarding behaviors, and he believed that some of that was due to her fear of losing everything again.
Take a look at the before and after photos of the amazing transformation of her home that changed a Central Texas woman's life and helped her start over in a healthy environment.