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Girl Scouts of San Jacinto suspends 2020 cookie program


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you don’t see your favorite Girl Scouts troop selling cookies anymore, this is why. The Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council announced on Tuesday that the 2020 Cookie Program has been suspended to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. “All members must discontinue all public activity, including booths, walkabouts and lemonade stands effective immediately,” …

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NFL stunned as #FireOBrien trends after DeAndre Hopkins’ trade


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It wasn’t just fans who were stunned to hear about the blockbuster deal that sent now-former Texans star DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals on Monday. Some of Hopkins’ own teammates and NFL colleagues had their own strong reactions. That includes quarterback Deshaun Watson, who remained silent the day the news broke, but addressed it Tuesday in a …

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Toilet paper, steak delivered by restaurant to hospital


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — When you’re working long, stressful hours, and restaurants are closed, a food delivery can truly change your day. Steaks, sides and sanitizing wipes were dropped off at Memorial Hermann’s Memorial City emergency room. Houston strong has always been,” said Taste of Texas owner Nina Hines. “Now, we get to show the world how strong we are. …

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3,500 Halliburton employees in Houston furloughed due to difficult oil market


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Halliburton announced it is issuing a compulsory furlough to 3,500 employees at its North Belt facility in Houston. Beginning March 23, employees on the mandatory leave of absence will work one-week on, one-week off for up to 60 days. Employees will be paid for the weeks that they are on, but will not be paid for …

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Houston-area grocery stores offer special hours for senior shoppers


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston-area grocery stores are now offering special hours for shoppers over the age of 60. FOOD TOWN Lewis Food Town is opening the doors for shoppers over the age of 65 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. Food Town@YourFoodTown Senior Hours: 7 – 8 a.m. Effective March 17th we will open our doors from 7 – …

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39 coronavirus cases identified in Houston area


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The number of people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the greater Houston area has climbed to 39, including 1 death, according to health officials. The first death is also believed to be the first in Texas related to COVID-19. Health officials announced Monday, March 16, that a man in his 90s died Sunday evening …

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Kids will get taught, teachers will get paid, patience needed on timeline


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As schools across Texas continue delaying when students will return back to school this spring, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen said more than 1,000 superintendents are having to make difficult decisions. Some of the region’s largest districts, like Houston, Fort Bend, Cypress-Fairbanks, Katy and Galveston ISDs aren’t slated for students to return to class until April …

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HELP WANTED: This is who’s hiring in Houston


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We know it’s something many of you are asking: Who’s hiring in Houston? Whether you’re looking for part-time or full-time work, or a career change, we’re giving you a list of jobs every week. Amazon is hiring 100,000 additional workers to meet the demand. The company is looking to add extra full-time and part-time positions for …

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Afraid of getting sick? Don’t fall for a coronavirus con


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s an unprecedented public threat. COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus in other parts of the world, has hit the US. While many of us are worried about the potential for contracting the disease, it’s great news for scammers who are cashing in on our anxiety. Look out for fake cures, phony prevention measures, …

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Friday’s cold front could help wash away the oak pollen


March 18, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Warm, sticky weather will continue for the next two days, but a cold front arriving Friday could help cool us off and wash most of our oak pollen woes away. Temperatures Wednesday morning will again start around 70, well above the average low of 53. With the sunshine breaking through the clouds, you can expect another …

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