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Blue Angels fly over Houston for COVID-19 frontline workers


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The friendly skies over Houston were even more impressive with the arrival of the Navy’s precision flight demonstration squadron.   The flyover route proceeded over the city of Houston, parts of Sugar Land, Katy, and Harris County and took the fleet toward Galveston County before heading out over the Gulf of Mexico. See the Blue Angels …

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Anxious about returning to work and COVID-19? Here’s what you need to know


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — spoke with employment attorney Michelle Bohreer, whose phone is ringing off the hook from employers and workers. Here are some of the most important questions from workers and employers: What do employers need to do to open safely? One of the main things employers needs to do now is make sure employees understand sanitation. Train them …

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Nextdoor, Walmart launch program that lets you help neighbors during pandemic


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Walmart and Nextdoor have teamed up to launch a new program called “Neighbors Helping Neighbors.” It’s designed to make it easier for you and your community to help one another during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, Nextdoor members can get help shopping for essential items at Walmart from a neighbor already planning a trip to their local …

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Traffic returning to Houston highways as businesses reopen


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you’ve hit the road recently as businesses reopen, you may have noticed people driving faster. It’s a problem across the country right now, and last week, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez tweeted a request for drivers to “respect the speed limit and drive attentively,” also saying that “traffic speeds seem to be out of control.” …

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YouTuber builds million dollar empire


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Christian Guzman has turned a huge social media presence into a business and a growing gym. At 27 years old, Guzman has turned Alphalete Gym in Stafford into one of the most coveted gyms in the country. He has millions of followers on social media. When Guzman attended Dulles High School he was 115 pounds. He …

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Some Houston-area restaurants struggling with opening at 25 percent capacity


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — About half of the restaurants in the Houston area reopened on May 1, according to executive director of the Great Houston Restaurant Association Melissa Stewart. Stewart said there are several factors business owners had to weigh before reopening their doors to customers, including how to restructure the inside of the restaurant to accommodate social distancing. “Not …

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1,000 employees laid off at Halliburton headquarters


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After already laying off thousands elsewhere over the last several weeks, as well as issuing furloughs locally, Houston-based Halliburton said it is letting go about 1,000 workers at its corporate headquarters. On Wednesday, the company confirmed to ABC13 it is issuing the layoffs “because of the unforeseeable, dramatic business downturn caused by the Coronavirus and unprecedented …

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Harris Co. inmate who tested positive for COVID-19 dies


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Harris County Jail inmate who tested positive for coronavirus has died, officials announced Wednesday. Doctors say the man was between the ages of 50 and 60, with serious underlying health issues. The sheriff’s office added the man had been in the hospital for several weeks before his death. He was booked into the jail on …

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$15 million Houston rent relief expected to help thousands


May 7, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston city council members approved Wednesday a $15 million relief program aimed at helping renters make their payments in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis. Just the day before, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced the program will use federal relief money to help Houstonians pay their rent. According city council agenda documents, Turner allotted $15 million in …

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