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Off-duty officer working construction site clipped by car


March 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — An off-duty officer, working to stop traffic at a construction zone, was hit by a car and fell into an area the road crew was working on. The officer appeared to be in his own vehicle with the flashing lights on, positioned to block traffic, along White Wing Road at Memorial Drive in west Houston. As …

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


March 20, 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 Lone Star College Graduation Ceremonies Lone Star College has announced its plan to cancel all spring 2020 graduation ceremonies, which were scheduled to take place May 6-9. “This was …

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Seventh grader collects food for classmates in need amid school closures


March 20, 2020

A seventh grader in Conroe ISD is proof that you can make a big difference at any age. Although school is out, Matthew Reel is still hard at work. “I’m collecting food for families that are in need because of the coronavirus,” said Matthew, a student at Cox Intermediate. “I hope to get enough food to last about three weeks, …

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Where some COVID-19 patients visited in Houston area


March 20, 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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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott tests negative for coronavirus


March 20, 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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Clear Lake volunteer group ‘MomKind’ looking to help local families


March 20, 2020

When you’re cooped up at home, it helps to have a community that keeps you laughing, even if it is a virtual community. “Really, even under the best of circumstances, it can be really isolating to be home with kids,” explained mother Maite Sample. Sample and her three kids are part of a group called MomKind. It’s a group of …

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7 people recover from coronavirus in Houston-area, officials say


March 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On Thursday, seven people recovered from COVID-19, according to health officials. Harris County Officials reported that two women and a man recovered from the virus, and shortly after, Fort Bend County Officials reported four people recovering in their county. An elderly man who tested positive for COVID-19 has died, becoming the first death in Harris County. …

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Stormy cold front blows into Houston Friday


March 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A cold front arriving Friday will help cool us off and wash most of our oak pollen woes away. Strong jet stream winds overhead could bring showers and a few thunderstorms as we head toward sunrise. The actual cold front won’t reach Houston until Friday afternoon, which will increase the rain chance again. No severe weather …

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1st non-private testing site to open for first responders, healthcare providers


March 20, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The first non-private testing site in Houston will be open starting Friday, with first responders and healthcare providers getting first priority. In a press conference, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Butler Stadium, located at 13755 S. Main, will be the site. The city will open more sites and test more people as more supplies are delivered. …

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Comp-U-Dopt looks to arm kids with free computers amid COVID-19 outbreak


March 20, 2020

All week long we’ve been telling you ways to use your computer or phone to access educational sites and apps for your kids while they’re out of school due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But, in many instances that’s easier said than done. And that’s where Comp-U-Dopt steps in. “One-in-five students at home don’t have access to a computer in the …

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