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Texas Reopening: Gov. Abbott lays out his plan


May 2, 2020

The number of COVID-19 recoveries in Texas will soon exceed the number of total cases in the state, according Gov. Greg Abbott during a press conference on reopening Texas. During a briefing on Monday, Abbott said COVID-19 in Texas “has been on the decline in the past 17 days.” He said Texas has the third most recoveries from COVID-19 in …

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Texas chain of hair salons says it may defy governor’s order


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Texas chain of salons might defy the governor’s order and reopen for business. Tune Up The Manly Salon operates 47 locations across the Lone Star State with 600 employees. The owners said they want to be back in business. They’re confident they can maintain safe practices and social distancing while cutting hair. “We’re going through …

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H-E-B employee leaves heartfelt message in customer’s bag


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — “Better days are on the way!” Carol Elbaz and her husband have stayed away from grocery stores for nearly a month because of the COVID-19 pandemic. So, when they decided to try curbside delivery at H-E-B in Houston, Texas, they thought it would be quick and easy. But Carol never expected to find a surprise in her …

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Essential items provided to Houstonians at Lakewood church giveaway


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Nearly two hundred people who either lost their job or have been struggling to make ends meet received some much-needed assistance thanks to Lakewood Church. Lydia Rios said she has been out of work since March, all while being a single mother of four boys, two of whom have disabilities. It hasn’t been easy for Rios, …

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Three Brothers Bakery’s Mitzvah Fund gives back to community


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — As we’ve previously reported, Three Brothers Bakery has been through a lot over the last decade. They’ve endured multiple natural disasters and, more recently, they saw a sharp decline in business due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “We call ourselves the king and queen of disasters,” says Janice Jucker, who co-owns Three Brothers with her husband, Bobby. …

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Hot weekend, but two cool fronts visit Houston next week


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s going to feel a little more like summer in the days ahead, but Chief Meteorologist Travis Herzog says we’ve got two cool fronts on the way before Mother’s Day. A heat ridge building over Texas will push our highs into the low 90s Sunday through Wednesday. Some old record highs from 1890 and 1906 will …

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Enjoy the Houston Symphony at home with new ‘Living Room’ series


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — This week the Houston Symphony will launch a new “Living Room Series”, four hour-long livestream recitals from the homes of the symphony’s world-class musicians. Each performance will feature a different musician, and many will be joined by members of their family. Houston Symphony Executive Director and CEO John Mangum said, “Since we can’t perform live in …

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Ex-boyfriend charged with murdering daughter of Harris County deputy


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The man accused of shooting a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy daughter to death in north Houston has been arrested. Corey Lewis, 33, was found more than 1,100 miles away in Forsyth County, North Carolina. He’s being charged with murder. gt. Michael Casso with Houston Police Department’s homicide unit said a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy was checking …

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Houston Police helicopter crashes, 2 officers hurt


May 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston police helicopter crashed into a building at a Greenspoint apartment complex early Saturday morning, injuring two officers. It happened just before 2 a.m. in the 17000 block of Imperial Valley near Benmar. Video captured from the ground shows the aircraft begin to spin out of control just before impact.   he aircraft appeared to …

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