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Cleaning robot at Texas Medical Center hotel helps fight off coronavirus


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Imagine walking into your hotel room and licking your television remote control. It sounds pretty disgusting and most likely will end in a trip to the doctor, right? The Westin in Houston’s Medical Center doesn’t advise people to do this, but they said if you really wanted to, you could. That’s because they believe their rooms …

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What we know about the 18 Houston-area coronavirus cases


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Here’s what we know so far about the 18 reported cases in the Houston area. A presumptive positive means a case that has been tested and determined positive, but has not yet been confirmed by the CDC. CASE DETAILS: Harris County (2 confirmed, 4 presumptive): Reported on March 12, the county said a man between the …

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Shoppers find long lines and empty shelves amid coronavirus outbreak


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise in the Houston area, shoppers have been seeing empty shelves at local grocery stores including H-E-B and Walmart. Here are some photos sent in by ABC13 viewers: H-E-B in Richmond on Circle Oak Parkway   Trader Joe’s on Shepherd Drive Staff said they were busy on Thursday …

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Man who felt sick claims he had trouble getting coronavirus test


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the number of coronavirus cases continue to rise across the country, many are wondering about the testing process. ABC13’s Mayra Moreno spoke with a man who took a test and walked her through the process. “My whole family is nervous at this point,” said Juan Herold. He said he returned from a trip to Idaho …

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1 dead after couple ambushed in their SE Houston driveway


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man died and a woman was critically wounded when they were shot in their driveway early Friday morning. It happened just before 2 a.m. in the 8700 block of Koala Drive in southeast Houston. The couple had just arrived home when someone with a gun was waiting for them, according to Houston police. The encounter …

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Bryan Ranch holds livestock show after rodeo cancellation


March 13, 2020

BRYAN, Texas (KTRK) — Heifer after heifer were rounded up and ready for show Thursday at the B.R. Ranch in Bryan. “Everybody here today is family to us,” ranch owner Brian Rogers said. When officials shut down the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo over COVID-19 concerns, the news spread quickly. “I started crying. It was like, my first reaction. This …

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Texas A&M, Rice University and others set to begin online classes amid COVID-19


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — FULL LIST: HERE’S THE COMPLETE LIST OF SCHOOL CLOSINGS ANNOUNCED TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY Classes are cancelled from March 16-20. Texas A&M will begin conducting online classes beginning March 23 until April 28. Campus community meetings and events are now restricted to less than 50 participants. Texas A&M University ✔@TAMU Coronavirus update: • Classes are cancelled from March …

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Here’s a list of what you can still do during Spring Break in the area


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Spring Break is right around the corner and for some parents, this means the kids will have tons of free time with the COVID-19 class cancellations. Here’s a list of Houston-area places you can still visit in the area:   The Houston Zoo   Pleasure Pier and Moody Gardens (Offering Spring Break discounts)   NASA Space …

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Humid start to Friday ahead of a weekend cool front


March 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Friday will start sticky with temps near 70. Fog is likely to develop, but it shouldn’t have a big impact on the morning commute. Patches of dense fog will be most likely near the upper Texas coastline. As the sun emerges during the afternoon, temperatures will once again climb into the 80s. Saturday will bring similar …

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Harris County Juvenile Justice Center closed to public after someone being tested for coronavirus: Sources


March 13, 2020

The Harris County Juvenile Justice Center is closed to the public after someone who was inside the facility is being tested for the novel coronavirus, sources tell ABC13. Test results are expected on Saturday. Only essential staff are expected to report to work, and they must enter the facility through the Caroline entrance. The department posted a message Thursday night on …

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