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Where some COVID-19 patients visited in Houston area


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Houston-area continues to rise, many residents are becoming fearful of being contaminated while out in public. On Monday, Harris County officials ordered a mandatory shutdown of all bars and nightclubs to maintain social distancing. Restaurants have also been ordered to limit its services to drive-thru and delivery …

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What will the long term impact of COVID-19 be on Houston?


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Every year, the Kinder Institute releases its famous survey about life in Houston. The institute’s director, Dr. Stephen Klineberg, says this pandemic is a different kind of experience. “We’re used to storms and emergencies, we can rush to help each other. Here, the only way we help each other is by staying away from each other,” said …

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All Harris County bars and nightclubs ordered to shut down


March 17, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — All bars and nightclubs in Harris County, including those in the county’s unincorporated areas, have been ordered to shut down in order to maintain social distancing, Judge Lina Hidalgo announced on Monday. The closure order is set to begin Tuesday, March 17 at 8 a.m. and will last for 15 days until further notice. [Ads …

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Houston-area malls adjust store hours due to coronavirus


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With grocery stores adjusting their hours amid the coronavirus pandemic, some Houston-area malls have followed suit. Deerbrook Mall The mall posted an update on its website explaining that starting Monday, March 16, the following hours will go into effect. Monday – Saturday: Noon to 7 p.m. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It also said it’s canceling the …

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Matagorda Co. man in late 90s first patient passed away in Houston-area with COVID-19


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On Monday March 16, health officials announced the first Houston-area death related to COVID-19. The patient, a male in his late 90s, died Sunday evening at Matagorda Regional Medical Center with symptoms consistent with COVID-19, officials said. The patient was a resident of Matagorda County. Within the Houston area, 31 cases of coronavirus have been reported. …

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Irma’s Southwest gets $9,400 tip to help wait staff


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An anonymous Houstonian left a massive tip to help the staff at a local restaurant after the county announced a mandatory shutdown of bars and nightclubs. Hours after the announcement on Monday, the tipster stopped by Irma’s Southwest restaurant on Texas Avenue and left a whopping $9,400 tip. [Ads /] Written on the receipt, the tipster …

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Brazoria, Montgomery, Galveston County COVID-19 cases tied to same rodeo cook-off tent


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Four people who have tested positive for COVID-19 visited the same tent at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Barbecue Cookoff last month, according to organizers. Two cases from Brazoria County, one case of a Patton Village police officer in Montgomery County, and a case from Galveston County were people who visited the Latino Peace Officer’s …

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Man shot multiple times during argument with woman he met on dating site


March 17, 2020

A man is expected to survive after police say he was shot multiple times during an argument at an apartment in north Harris County. Police say it happened overnight in the 1300 block of Greens Parkway, where the victim was meeting a woman he met on a dating site. During their meet, an argument between them broke out between them …

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A stormy cold front could wash the oak pollen away


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Warm, sticky weather will continue for the work week ahead, but a cold front arriving later in the week could help cool us off and wash most of our oak pollen woes away. An increase in humidity levels will allow patchy dense sea fog to develop Tuesday morning. A Dense Fog Advisory has been issued for …

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Houston Texans trade wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for David Johnson


March 17, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Texans traded DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals Monday, sources told ESPN. In return, the Texans will get running back David Johnson, a second-round pick and a 2021 fourth-round pick. Johnson reacted to the trade on Twitter Monday afternoon expressing his excitement to join the Texans. David Johnson ✔@DavidJohnson31 LETS GO HOUSTON!!! See you …

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