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Popular Houston restaurant delays opening


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — At Pappy’s Café on Houston’s west side they’ve been cleaning, wiping and spraying. “We’re getting things ready. We’re working it all out, getting everybody prepared, getting their minds in the right area to be comfortable with opening up,” said owner Paul Braden. He says they’ve decided to open up to the allowed 25 percent capacity slowly. …

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Federal judge allows Houston strip club to open as restaurant


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A federal judge approved a temporary restraining order against the city of Houston, which means a strip club can stay open as a restaurant. Club Onyx filed the suit today after being shut down last night, just hours after they opened under Gov. Abbott’s phase I plan. Mayor Turner issued a statement saying, “I am asking …

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Former Houston Astro waives 2 months of rent for his tenants


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Former Astros star Michael Bourn was honored Friday by the Harris County Commissioners Court after an act of good deed. The Nimitz High School alum recently decided to waive rent payments for nearly 70 tenants in apartment buildings he owns. The fees will be waived for the months of April and May. When asked why he …

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Condolences pour in for fallen Houston Police officer


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Moments after news broke that Houston Police Officer Jason Knox died after Saturday morning’s helicopter crash, condolences began to pour in for the entire department. Cy-Fair Fire Department@cyfairfd Our hearts are broken for the family of @houstonpolice Tactical Flight Officer Jason Knox. Officer Knox is survived by his wife, @cyfairfd Dispatcher, and their two beautiful children. …

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Witnesses describe HPD helicopter moments before crash


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Video captured from the ground shows a Houston Police helicopter spinning out of control before it crashed Saturday morning, killing one officer. “It was hovering over the apartment when we started recording,” one witness said. “Then it went in front of the apartment in our view, it started spinning and took a nosedive.” The aircraft was …

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Audio of dispatchers, officers on ground discussing HPD chopper crash


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One officer died following the crash of a Houston police helicopter at a Greenspoint apartment complex Saturday morning. The officer is survived by his wife and two young children. A second officer is in critical condition at the hospital. Here’s what dispatchers and officers on the ground were discussing during the chopper crash. 00:00- “Our CSU …

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Coronavirus cases, deaths and recoveries county-by-county around Houston


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Each day, we learn of new cases of COVID-19 in Texas. We have the latest updates on the number of the cases, deaths and recoveries for each county in the Houston area. HARRIS COUNTY FORT BEND COUNTY MONTGOMERY COUNTY GALVESTON COUNTY BRAZORIA COUNTY MATAGORDA COUNTY BRAZOS COUNTY GRIMES COUNTY WHARTON COUNTY WALLER COUNTY CHAMBERS COUNTY LIBERTY COUNTY …

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Harris Co. Judge Lina Hidalgo signs new stay-at-home order extending until May 20


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo signed a new stay-at-home order Saturday, just two days after the statewide stay-at-home order expired Thursday April 30. Hidalgo announced that non-essential Harris County businesses and others that were not reopened by Gov. Greg Abbott’s order are to remain closed through May 20. “We need to remain vigilant for a phased …

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HCC students & faculty adapting to virtual learning in creative ways


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Carolina Linares is staying busy. As a student at Houston Community College, she’s juggling classes and producing stories for the college system’s television station, HCCTV. You would hardly know that she’s 1,000 miles away. “I’m in Columbus, Indiana,” said Linares. “I had to travel to visit my sister for spring break and I got stuck here. …

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Helicopter crash leaves HPD officer dead, pilot injured


May 3, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One police officer has died and another was critically injured after a Houston Police Department helicopter crash early Saturday at a Greenspoint area apartment complex. It happened just before 2 a.m. in the 17000 block of Imperial Valley near Benmar in the Greenspoint area as the crew was responding to a report of bodies in a …

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