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Houston-area COVID-19 cases rise to 151


March 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More new cases in the Houston area were announced over the weekend by health officials from several counties, including the first known cases in Liberty and Chambers Counties and a second case in Grimes County that’s related to the first one there. On Saturday officials confirmed that two additional Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies tested positive …

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Showers possible today as temperatures climb into the 80s


March 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Sunday temperatures are expected to warm back up with a chance of showers. Collin has rain chances across southeast Texas set at 60%, but nothing heavy is expected. A warm front is moving from the south to the north, which increases those chances. After the weekend, it will get even warmer as the spring weather pattern …

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Kenny Rogers remembered through the years in Houston


March 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — For Houston, the death of legendary singer Kenny Rogers may hit a little harder. He was born and raised here and returned home often through the years. He was born Kenneth Donald Rogers on Aug. 21, 1938 at St. Joseph’s Infirmary and was the fourth of eight children. He grew up in Houston’s Fourth Ward in …

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Widespread rain returns well into Sunday


March 22, 2020

After a quiet start to the weekend, the rain is back. Showers and thunderstorms will continue to spread northward across all of North Texas this evening into the overnight hours. No severe weather is expected, but lightning and some heavy rain will be possible. The rain will linger into Sunday with patchy areas of drizzle through the morning. Skies will …

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Texas was promised more coronavirus tests. These sick residents are still waiting — and may never get one


March 22, 2020

Jessica Toliver struggled to breathe Wednesday when she called a hospital asking about a coronavirus test. The nurse who answered was so troubled by the 37-year-old’s wheezing, she suggested that Toliver rush to the emergency room. Doctors at Baylor Scott & White took an X-ray of her chest — which came back clear — then sent the Grand Prairie resident home. But …

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The era of invincibility is over. It was an illusion all along


March 22, 2020

In the liturgical calendar, we are entering the fourth week of Lent. The Lenten season is the six weeks leading up until Easter. It begins on Ash Wednesday with a service where a priest spreads ashes on your forehead, saying the words, “You are dust, and to dust you shall return.” Thus commences a season of repentance and forgoing. The …

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The forgotten first responder in this crisis is the delivery driver


March 22, 2020

After 9/11, Americans in every state rallied around our first responders. Today, with the coronavirus pandemic threatening the health and well-being of Americans in every state, our brave first responders and the nearly 5.3 million hospital workers across the country are again on the front lines, risking infection to themselves and their families. But given the nature of this crisis, …

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