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Mayor Turner asks public to be mindful as businesses reopen


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Mayor Sylvester Turner joined volunteers at a mask giveaway Sunday, as the city continues to cope with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. “As people move forward, please be mindful,” said Turner. “The virus is still in our city.” Turner’s appearance came after Gov. Greg Abbott announced the number of recoveries have exceeded the number of active cases …

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Mayor reports highest single-day COVID-19 death total in Houston


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On the first weekend of major businesses reopening in Houston, mayor Sylvester Turner said the city matched its highest single-day death total on Saturday. The mayor reported 115 new COVID-19 cases and five new deaths, which brought the death toll to 65, with nearly all of them involving an underlying health condition. “In this entire time …

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Dozens of vintage aircraft to fly over Houston on Friday


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The skies over Houston will include some rare birds on Friday. The Lone Star Flight Museum plans to fly nearly 30 rare and historic aircraft across the area to commemorate the end of World War II, according to a statement on the museum’s website. “The Fight to the Finish Flyover is an invitation for Houstonians to …

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Popular brunch spot in the Heights saw great turnout on 1st day of reopening


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Restaurants in Texas reopened for partial dine-in seating starting on Friday, and many local business owners were ready to get started. Owners of the popular brunch restaurant in the Heights, EggHaus, said they saw a good turnout on the first day. They expect numbers to grow. Previously, like many others, they were only doing take-out orders. …

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HPD ranked as one of largest air operation units in the U.S.


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Police Department has one of the largest police air operation units in the country. The department has at least eight MD-500 helicopters in their fleet. The model was selected by the department because of its safety. The helicopters are usually referred to as “Fox,” which responds to high-speed pursuits and SWAT scenes. The choppers …

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Man charged with DUI after driving wrong way in north Houston


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man is facing several charges after police said he drove the wrong way before being chased in north Houston. It started around midnight when someone called 911 about the man driving the wrong way on Calvacade near Des Chaumes. When police pulled him over, they said he looked to be intoxicated. Shortly after the stop, …

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Harris Co. wants you to report businesses violating order


May 4, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo is asking the public for help in reporting restaurants or businesses that may be violating Gov. Greg Abbott’s order. In a tweet Sunday, she wrote, “See a restaurant at full capacity? Businesses open that shouldn’t be? Help us save lives.”   Harris County Judge ✔@HarrisCoJudge See a restaurant at full …

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West U church holds in-person services for 1st time in weeks


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Churches and other places of worship who chose to close its doors due to COVID-19 concerns welcomed parishioners back to in-person services on Sunday for the first time in weeks. Under Gov. Greg Abbott’s orders, churches were considered “essential” and were always allowed to remain open. But it was not filled to capacity. The church followed …

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Dave Ward to return home from hospital today


May 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Dave Ward will return home from the hospital today, according to his personal Instagram account. “He cannot wait to get home to Laura,” his family wrote on Sunday. Dave was hospitalized with an infection, just weeks after his wife’s battle with double pneumonia believed to be related to COVID-19. Just as Dave asked for viewers then …

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