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


March 26, 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 your …

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This is what Houston looked like on first day of stay at home order


March 26, 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. We’ve taken a look around the city using SkyEye and SkyDrone 13, and found a ghost town. Empty streets and parking lots could be seen at normally busy locations. Gyms and movie theaters have …

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It feels like May, but a front is coming to cool Houston off


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s official: Houston hit 90-degrees Wednesday afternoon for the first time in 2020. Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says that’s the average high for May 31! This early appearance of May’s weather will continue until a cool front arrives Saturday. Another round of low clouds will develop overnight as the atmosphere cools off into the upper 60s. …

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Wife of quarantined firefighter pans city, asks citizens for help


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Eight Houston firefighters are being quarantined as of Tuesday after becoming high risk of contracting coronavirus after coming in contact with a patient who tested positive last week. symp Five of the firefighters are spending the two-week quarantine in a Houston hotel because it is not safe for them at home. The wife of one of …

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Alvin ISD provides meals and school supplies for families


March 26, 2020

ALVIN, TX (KTRK) — Schools may be closed in Alvin, but families are still picking up meals at Alvin ISD schools. “I tell them every time I come, ‘thank you,’ because without them, you know, a lot of kids wouldn’t survive,” explained LaToya Dale, who came with her family. Alvin ISD workers have given out 6,120 breakfasts and 10,819 lunches …

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President Trump declares major disaster in Texas due to coronavirus


March 26, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — President Donald Trump has declared a major disaster in Texas due to coronavirus, according to Gov. Greg Abbott. “GREAT NEWS,” Abbott tweeted as word of the declaration reached Austin. “This will expand the resources available to Texas & speed our ability to robustly respond to #coronavirus.” Greg Abbott ✔@GregAbbott_TX GREAT NEWS. President Trump just granted a Major …

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Houston’s Nutcracker Market goes virtual after being canceled during pandemic


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Shoppers, you may want to get your credit cards ready! The Houston Ballet Spring Nutcracker Market is now virtual. Originally, the Houston Ballet canceled the Nutcracker Market due to growing concerns surrounding the coronavirus. Now, shoppers will be able to participate in an online market that will feature 85 of the original 160 merchants who were …

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Houston-area poised to cross 400 coronavirus cases


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A staggering amount of new COVID-19 cases on March 25 pushed the Houston-area past the 300-case barrier There have now been 371 cases identified over the past several weeks. In addition, Harris County crossed 100 cases. Here is a breakdown of where the cases are. TOTAL CASES: 375 CASES BY AREA Houston: 66 cases Harris County: …

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How to celebrate Astros opening day from home


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Happy Astros opening day! Well, at least what should have been their opening day. The season opener was delayed for at least two weeks earlier this month due to the coronavirus pandemic. READ MORE: MLB suspends spring training games and delays opening day The Houston team posted an inspirational video on their Twitter, reminding fans to stay …

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Dillards to close all stores after visit from Fire Marshal


March 26, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Hours after ABC13 visited an open Dillards store, the company has said it will comply with the Harris County stay home order and close all of its stores. Local stores had stayed open even though it did not fall under any of the essentials exemption categories. Fire Marshal inspectors spent more than two hours at the …

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