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Outbound North Fwy at Airtex blocked by major crash


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Northbound lanes of I-45 North Freeway at Airtex are blocked Thursday afternoon after multiple vehicles were involved in a wreck. SkyEye captured at least five vehicles involved in the crash, including one being pinned against a wall by a big rig. It’s not immediately known if anyone was killed or injured. TxDOT said at least one …

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Stinging caterpillar season has arrived in Texas


May 8, 2020

TEXAS (KTRK) — As the weather warms up and people begin spending time outdoors, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts are warning Texans about stinging caterpillars. “Spring foliage has brought on an abundance of caterpillars, a few of whom carry irritating or even venomous hairs,” said Janet Hurley, AgriLife Extension integrated pest management for schools statewide specialist in Dallas. “We …

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Man accused of 3 murders committed in 45 minutes


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man accused of murdering three people in southwest Houston in less than an hour has been caught. Joshua Kelsey, 35, was taken into custody around 4 a.m. after a short chase in a Kia stolen from one of the crime scenes. ABC13 was there as Kelsey was arrested on the Southwest Freeway at Brazos River …

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Job search requirements could be restored as Texas reopens


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houstonians who are currently on unemployment could soon have to fulfill a job search requirement to continue getting benefits. Andre Porter is one of the many Houstonians who lost their job during the pandemic and has tried to collect unemployment, but can’t reach anyone on the phone. “I’m behind on a lot of bills,” Porter said. …

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Future of retail to include major shifts due to pandemic


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all the routines of life, and some of those changes will influence the future. Retail has been hit hard by the shutdown, causing restrictions to the number of customers and requiring constant attention to sanitizing at those stores that have reopened. Houston malls have been impacted as well. The Houston Galleria …

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Houston company testing drug to protect against COVID-19


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston-based company was just given the green light to begin trial studies on a drug that could help protect against and treat coronavirus. The FDA recently approved Pulmotect to start a pair of phase two studies with their inhalant drug, PUL-042. The company created PUL-042 about five years ago with the mission to protect the …

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


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — The Houston Symphony is launching 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 Jones Hall, …

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Houston Moms Blog shares unique ideas for Teacher Appreciation Week


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Moms Blog shared some thoughtful ways to celebrate teachers this year. Use social media Post a photo or video message from your kids or even have them share a memory of their time with their teacher. Treats and Sweets You can also treat your teacher to lunch or some sweet treats. Coordinate a time to have a …

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Houston Texans face killer 2020 schedule


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Who’s ready for some football? The Houston Texans have officially released their 2020 regular season schedule. The Texans start at Kansas City on Sept. 10, which marks the first time in franchise history opening the season on Thursday Night Football. They’ll also play the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day. Houston’s home opener will be in Week …

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Here’s when Friday’s cool front could bring us storms


May 8, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A cool front arriving Friday afternoon could bring another round of showers and thunderstorms to Houston. It will feel a lot different Friday morning as muggy Gulf air builds in ahead of the front. Instead of sunrise temps near 60, you can expect temps in the lower 70s. The cool front will reach Houston between 1 …

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