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Houston-area recovery fund set up in midst of COVID-19 crisis


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With 135 coronavirus cases in Harris County and counting, Judge Lina Hidalgo announced Thursday a new recovery fund aimed at helping those most impacted economically by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Greater Houston COVID-19 Recovery Fund has been established with the United Way of Greater Houston and the Greater Houston Community Foundation. “In the Greater Houston area, many households …

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COVID-19 tests: What to know about private and public testing


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, more people are being tested. Harris County and the city of Houston have three free testing sites, but there are also private testing sites. READ ALSO: Harris County to increase Coronavirus testing Some area hospitals and clinics are able to test for the virus and most health insurance companies …

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ABC13 anchor Chauncy Glover tests positive for coronavirus


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The coronavirus pandemic is impacting everyone in some way, even us at ABC13. On Thursday, March 26, ABC13 anchor Chauncy Glover posted a message to viewers on Facebook telling them he tested positive for COVID-19.   “For days I anchored the news telling viewers about coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. I talked about new cases and …

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Astros icon Jimmy Wynn known as the “Toy Cannon” passes away


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Astros icon and Houston legend Jimmy Wynn has passed away. Wynn, nicknamed the “Toy Cannon” for his incredible power, died at the age of 78. He was known for his massive home runs inside the Astrodome in the 60s. Pooja Lodhia ✔@PoojaOnTV Former @astros player Jimmy Wynn has died at 78 years old. I will always …

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


March 27, 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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Houston-area surpasses 400 coronavirus cases


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston-area has surpassed 400 COVID-19 cases. There have now been 459 cases identified over the past several weeks. In addition, Harris County has already crossed 100 cases, the first reporting county or city to have patients in the triple-digits. Elsewhere, officials in Washington County identified their first case. Here is a breakdown of where the …

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1st COVID-19 death in City of Houston involved recent traveler


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A woman in her 60s who recently traveled became the City of Houston’s first COVID-19 death, officials announced Thursday. According to the Houston Health Department, the woman had several underlying health conditions. She died at a hospital on Tuesday, March 24. On Thursday, the city received confirmation that her death was a COVID-19 case. Houston-area surpasses …

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Families unable to mourn due to COVID-19 restrictions on funerals


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — COVID-19 has changed our lives, rituals, and routines, and is now impacting the way families honor their loved ones who have recently passed away. The local and state disaster declarations dictate that no more than 10 people can gather in public, which limits the size of funeral, memorial and even graveside services. “It compounds the loss …

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Chief Acevedo speaks on COVID-19, releasing inmates, and protecting officers


March 27, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is wary about a sweeping order that could release jail inmates in an effort to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. In a wide-ranging interview outside HPD’s headquarters, Acevedo showed ABC13 the department’s COVID-19 protection kit and gave an update about the number of officers stricken with the virus. “We just …

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