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Memorial Hermann staff dances and plays games to keep spirits up


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — During difficult times, it’s tough to remain positive. The doctors and nurses at Memorial Hermann Hospital are going the extra mile to not only keep a smile on their patients’ faces, but to also help each other remain stress-free amid the coronavirus outbreak. In the video above, nurses are seen dancing to music as they screen …

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Surreal images in Houston during the COVID-19 outbreak


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Officials have asked everyone to stay home unless it’s absolutely necessary amid the coronavirus outbreak, and it looks like Houstonians are complying. SkyEye took a look around the city, and found a ghost town. Empty streets and parking lots could be seen at normally busy locations. Gyms and movie theaters have been asked to shut down …

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Houston-area couple spreads Halloween cheer in March amid coronavirus pandemic


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman is spreading Halloween cheer a little early this year as she’s bringing trick-or-treating to children who have been stuck at home amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Strickler family decided to decorate their front yard with pumpkins and said they think right now is the perfect time to scare up some fun. Her mask and …

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Parker Elementary students bring music to the streets


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — What’s an elementary music class to do in the age of social distancing? If you’re the kids at Parker Elementary in Southwest Houston, you bring the music outdoors. “I realized parents were having a hard time getting kids to practice,” said Lisa Vosdoganes, a music teacher at the school. “So I said, ‘let’s do a virtual …

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Free educational resources for kids stuck at home during COVID-19


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than half a million children are out of Houston-area classrooms, but there are some things parents can do to help their kids continue to learn during the coronavirus crisis. Tips on learning from home:   Prepare a space designated for learning that’s away from televisions and video games   Set goals on what you want …

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Man Runs with American Flag to Honor Veterans


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — If you swung by Houston’s Memorial Park, you might’ve seen a man running with the American Flag. Michael Murphy often runs with Old Glory during packed community races in honor of veterans. He’s part of TEAM RWB. https://www.teamrwb.org/ The crisis over COVID-19 canceled all big events. Murphy said he wasn’t going to let social isolation stop him …

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Harris County to increase Coronavirus testing


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced that the area has finally received the materials from the federal government to increase coronavirus testing capabilities community-wide. Hidalgo announced there is an online tool you can access if you are experiencing symptoms, and you can use that tool to help determine if you need COVID-19 testing. The self-assessment website lists the …

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New cases bringing Houston-area coronavirus total to 199


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County officials revealed that half of the county’s more than 50 coronavirus cases were the result of community-spread. Despite this, the county said 11 COVID-19 patients have recovered. Meanwhile, with three new cases in Harris County, and additional patients in Montgomery, Galveston, Brazoria and Matagorda counties, the Houston-area inched closer to 200 coronavirus cases. As …

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COVID-19 Texas: Galveston issues ‘stay-at-home’ order


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Here is how each county in the Houston area is handling the operation of restaurants, bars, and nightclubs: Harris County 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 for 15 days. The closures began on March 17. County Judge Lina …

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Houston could hit 90-degrees a month ahead of schedule


March 24, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — May’s weather is about to make an early appearance in late March. High temperatures will push close to 90-degrees Wednesday through Friday this week. Tuesday will start in record warm territory with lows only in the low 70s. Houston’s record for the warmest low temp on March 24 is 70 set back in 2009. A strong …

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