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‘Presumptive positive case’ of COVID-19 found in Fort Bend County, officials say


March 5, 2020

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A presumptive positive case of COVID-19 has been found in Fort Bend County, according to county health officials. The county said the man, who is in his 70s, recently traveled abroad and is currently hospitalized and stable. READ ALSO: Tackling Houston-area coronavirus myths Do Houston hospitals test for COVID-19? Is SXSW cancelled? Should you …

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2020 Astros giveaways include replica rings and throwback jerseys


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Astros have officially revealed the first of the upcoming season’s giveaways for fans who make it to games at Minute Maid Park in 2020. The team offered a partial list of its fan promotions, choosing to reveal its full schedule of giveaways on a month-to-month basis. Here are the Astros 2020 giveaways, so far: …

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What Houston-area school districts, health departments are doing about coronavirus


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — While health officials continue waiting on the test results of a man who is presumed to have coronavirus, here’s what some school districts, health departments and hospitals say they are doing to keep everyone healthy. Fort Bend County officials said the man, who is in his 70s, recently traveled abroad and is currently hospitalized and stable. …

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Why Wednesdays are perfect days to visit Houston rodeo


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Money savers, this one is for you! You can enjoy the Houston rodeo on a budget every Wednesday for free family fun formally known as ‘Value Wednesday.’ READ ALSO: 3 tips you may not have thought of when buying tickets Seniors ages 60 and over and children 12-years-old and under can get into NRG Park for …

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RodeoHouston hosts first-ever sensory-friendly carnival experience


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show announced its first-ever sensory-friendly carnival experience March 5. The experience will be held from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in selected areas of the Rodeo carnival for those with sensory processing differences. Officials say there will be minimal lights and sounds permitted in certain areas of The Junction and the …

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Clear Creek ISD teacher charged with sexually assaulting 2 students


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A former Clear Creek ISD teacher is charged with sexually assaulting two students, ages 13 and 14, while she was their math teacher. Samantha McFerrin, 29, faces two felony charges: aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and sexual assault of a child, ages 14-17. Court records show the assaults happened while she was a …

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Man’s body found in backseat of burning car in north Houston


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston police are investigating after a body was found in the backseat of a burning car in north Houston. Officials say the car was spotted burning in the 4600 block of Werner near Walthall. After fire crews managed to put out the fire, they found a man’s body inside. Police are still working to confirm if …

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Sunny and mild Thursday


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Now that the cold front has passed, the threat of big storms is over. We’re in for a string of amazing, sunny days with low humidity through Saturday. We can expect cool mornings in the 40s and pleasant afternoons in the 70s, but there are no threats of a freeze. In fact, it might be the …

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Cruise ship abruptly changes routes amid COVID-19 concerns


March 5, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston couple is among the passengers on board Carnival’s Freedom ship that has headed to a new destination. The cruise line abruptly changed its ports of call away from its original destination in the Caribbean amid COVID-19 concerns. RELATED: Cruise liner out of Galveston changes course over COVID-19 Carnival told ABC13 the countries scheduled are …

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Gunman at large after killing ex-girlfriend at her job in Tarrant County, authorities say


March 5, 2020

Authorities are looking for a man they say killed his ex-girlfriend Tuesday in Tarrant County not long after the couple had broken up. Michael Sherrod Walker Jr.(Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department) According to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department, Michael Sherrod Walker Jr. and Atiyeh Chatmon, both 23, ended their relationship over the weekend. Then on Tuesday, a phone call between the …

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