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HELP COMING SOON for Houston area renters during the pandemic


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The city of Houston’s rental assistance program has been up and running for just 24 hours, and it’s already proving to be extremely popular. According to BakerRipley, the nonprofit running the program, more than 1,500 landlords have already signed up, representing more than 4,000 properties. Renters are eagerly awaiting their turn. “When I heard about it, …

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Woman struggling to find work still waiting after 5 weeks for unemployment benefits


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Kay Edwards-Montgomery has been trying to get her unemployment application approved for more than five weeks, but every time she calls the Texas Workforce Commission, all she gets is a busy signal. “It’s been very, very difficult, and I get it. I understand that they have tons of people who are in situations like myself,” Edward-Montgomery …

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Doctors urge testing, fear complacency as Texas lags nation


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas launched a website with more than 300 locations where residents can get COVID-19 tests. But, as more mobile testing units are set up to serve rural and other in-need communities, Texas is still not meeting the goals it set for itself when it comes to how many tests are conducted daily. “Is this complacency? Is this really …

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Kinkaid School student starts virtual babysitting service to help teachers


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — We all know teachers are overwhelmed while teaching and taking care of their own children at home. So, a 10th grade student at The Kinkaid School in the Memorial area came up with an idea to help. “It’s kind of the first time I’ve really put something together, which has definitely been an interesting experience,” said …

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ABC13 moms share what it’s like to be in quarantine with their kids


May 9, 2020

  HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — This Mother’s Day may feel a little different with the coronavirus pandemic going on, but mother’s are still being appreciated. Texas Children’s psychologist Dr. Marni Axelrad said moms in Houston are feeling more stressed than ever. “After Harvey was a really stressful time, but it didn’t go on forever, and there was more of an …

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Barbershops, hair and nail salons reopen in Texas


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Friday was a big day in the beauty world. Nail salons, tanning salons, hair salons and barbershops all got to reopen in Texas. In Missouri City, ladies couldn’t wait to get their mani’s and pedi’s. The line was out the door around 9 a.m. at Premier Nail Bar. “For us to be able to come here …

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Daycare options and safety during COVID-19


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As the state begins its phased-in approach to reopening businesses, schools remain closed leaving a gap in child supervision. Both the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Houston and the YMCA of Greater Houston said they are planning to provide their normal summer camps and programs, but they are still waiting for the all-clear from Gov. …

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Funeral services set for today for fallen HPD Officer Jason Knox


May 9, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Houston police officer remembered for his love of family, cars, and HPD will be laid to rest Saturday. Knox died last weekend when the helicopter he was in crashed near Greens Bayou. He and HPD helicopter pilot Chase Cormier were searching the bayou for a drowning victim when their helicopter went down. Funeral services for …

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