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Touching photos show families visiting senior homes amid COVID-19 isolations


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The deadly Coronavirus outbreak has cut off visitors to senior living facilities, but it doesn’t mean residents aren’t seeing familiar faces. Joyce Herrmann and her son, Ricky, spent time with their 91-year-old loved one from outside her nursing room window. “It was a relief, and it was a relief to see the people in there who …

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Where some COVID-19 patients visited in Houston area


March 19, 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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Alcohol delivery service now available at restaurants


March 19, 2020

TEXAS (KTRK) — On Wednesday, Governor Greg Abbott issued a waiver allowing restaurants to deliver alcoholic beverages with food purchases. The governor also directed the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to waive certain provisions to allow manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers of alcoholic beverages to repurchase or sell back unopened products. The waivers are in response to the financial hardship caused …

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Impact of coronavirus on southeast Texas


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a major impact across the world but also in cities across southeast Texas. Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for Texas and since, many local community leaders have made changes when it comes to public events and gatherings. There are confirmed cases in eight Houston area counties, including …

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How the Westbrooks tackle boredom and social distancing


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It turns out, local celebrities are just like you! NBA Rockets star Russell Westbrook and his wife, Nina, are going back to the basics when trying to tackle the inevitable boredom your children may be feeling as the nation tries to maintain social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak. “We are just trying to keep the kids …

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List of canceled events and closures in Houston-area amid coronavirus concerns


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Amid the concerns about social distancing amid the coronavirus outbreak, a number of Houston-area events and activities have been canceled or postponed. FULL LIST: SCHOOL CLOSINGS ANNOUNCED Bayport and Barbours Cut terminals An ILA worker who recently worked at both terminals tested positive for coronavirus, officials announced on Wednesday, March 18. Out of an abundance of …

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Free Houston-area drive-thru coronavirus testing starts Thursday


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Those who may be experiencing symptoms of coronavirus can soon be tested for free. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, Chair of the Congressional Coronavirus Task Force, said free testing will begin Thursday, March 19. She’s expected to hold a press conference around 10 a.m. urging residents to take advantage of the free testing. The free-of-charge testing will …

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Four juveniles drive stolen vehicle into bayou after armed robbery, police


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Four juveniles are in custody after an armed carjacking ended in the bayou in Houston’s east end, police say. Houston Police were alerted that a couple was robbed at gunpoint around 1:30 a.m. on Bedford near Pineview. While in route to the call, police saw a car that matched the description of the stolen vehicle. Houston …

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Spring starts warm, stormy cold front arrives Friday


March 19, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Thursday is going to be another unusually warm and sticky March day, but a cold front arriving Friday could help cool us off and wash most of our oak pollen woes away. Temperatures will start in the low 70s Thursday morning, which is 20 degrees above average. A strong breeze will kick in during the day, …

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