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Texas Education Agency wants school districts to extend 2020-2021 school year


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Texas Education Agency wants school districts to consider extending their 2020-2021 school year. In an announcement on Tuesday, the TEA is recommending three options: move to a year-long model, add 30 days to a traditional 180-day calendar, or spread the school year out with intermittent breaks. The recommendation comes amid growing uncertainty during the COVID-19 …

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How a “pie in the face” could help the non-profit Camp for All


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Camp For All, a non-profit that gives camp experiences children and adults of all abilities and illnesses, is raising money with a memorable new marketing campaign. It’s called the “Pie in the Face Challenge” and organizers are hoping it will help them make up for more than a million dollar budget deficit this year. Camp grounds …

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Texas families in need to receive $285 per child for food


May 13, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — On Tuesday, Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission will provide more than $1 billion in food benefits through the federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) program to families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or discounted school meals due to COVID-19-related school closures. P-EBT will provide a …

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More businesses turning to thermal imaging technology as Texas reopens


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As Texas businesses slowly begin to reopen, many owners are moving in the direction of thermal monitoring in the fight against COVID-19. At Beautique Day Spa & Salon in Rice Village, no one steps past a table without a temperature check and sanitation. “We can only do the best that we can do,” said the owner. …

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Joel Cowley departing as RodeoHouston president/CEO


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — After seven years at the helm of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, President and CEO Joel Cowley is leaving. Dr. Chris Boleman, who has served as the rodeo’s chief mission officer, has been promoted to take over the top role. “I am incredibly thankful to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Executive Committee for the opportunity to serve …

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13 Investigates: Texas schools to track ‘uncontactable’ students


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — School attendance requirements have been waived in Texas, but the state is still asking districts to keep track of students they have not heard from since COVID-19 prompted online learning. “School district leadership, including the superintendent, should be aware of the absolute number and percentage of students that are considered uncontactable,” according to guidance for schools …

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Few showers today, more to come this week


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Rain chances will dwindle through the morning Wednesday as the remnants of a thunderstorm complex push into the Gulf and fizzle out. Less rain Wednesday afternoon as drier air blows in ahead of another disturbance that will bring a chance of widespread storms on Thursday. We should see a reduction in the storms on Friday. Chances …

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10-month-old’s father killed in gunfight in north Harris County


May 13, 2020

Authorities are investigating a shooting where a woman and her brother are being called witnesses after the father of her 10-month-old was shot and killed. Harris County deputies responded to the report of a shooting at an apartment complex in the 5300 block of Aeropark near Crosswinds around 9 p.m. Tuesday. When they arrived, deputies said they found a man …

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Houston man accused of sexually abusing a child more than a year ago


May 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A 55-year-old man is wanted after authorities say he sexually abused a child more than a year ago. Fugitive Jesus Arzola is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child. According to authorities, Arzola abused the child on Tuesday, January 18, 2019 in the 6000 block of West Sunforest Drive. Officials describe Arzola as a Hispanic …

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