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Former Astros organist treats residents at senior home to special show


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — How do you enjoy a concert while social distancing? From your balcony, of course! Residents of Village of Tanglewood lined up on balconies for a special performance. Those who were on ground level sat six feet apart. “It reminded me of stories that my mother told about during the war when there were shortages of things …

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Youth sports taking major hit amid COVID-19 pandemic


May 14, 2020

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost everything we do, including youth sports. Many of them have had to be put on hold due to guidelines and regulations. What’s next for sports is an answer that may be disappointing to many. Many people watched as Post Oak Little League team made it to the Little …

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13 Investigates: Houston approves $700k to fight GLO Harvey program takeover


May 14, 2020

UPDATE: On Wednesday, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston City Council approved spending up to $700,000 to fight the Texas General Land Office takeover of the city’s Harvey housing rehabilitation and rebuilding program. Despite helping just 80 homeowners since Harvey hit nearly three years ago, Mayor Turner said it is a necessary expense to “protect Houston homeowners,” and protect the …

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Houston now has more than 5,000 COVID-19 cases, mayor says


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The city of Houston’s total COVID-19 case count has officially surpassed the 5,000 mark, according to Mayor Sylvester Turner. On Wednesday, Turner announced 117 new cases, bringing the total to 5,030. He also announced three additional deaths.   Sylvester Turner ✔@SylvesterTurner The three new #COVID19 deaths reported today: • African American female/70s/ underlying health conditions/passed 4/26 …

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Houston rental assistance program enrollment suspended after 90 minutes


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It didn’t take long. After less than two hours, Houston’s rental assistance application process had to be suspended, according to the non-profit group BakerRipley. The group was responsible for $15 million in relief funds that were available to applicants beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The program is designed to help Houston tenants who have fallen behind …

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Family of woman who had COVID-19 now being treated for virus


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A health care worker who was on the front lines continues to recover after contracting COVID-19. After a month, she’s finally tested negative for the virus, but her recovery could last even longer. Iris Avila is a patient care assistant at St. Luke’s Hospital. Her family said she’s worked in the ER for 11 years and …

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Tilman Fertitta’s advice for future: “Tighten your bootstraps”


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As billionaire Tilman Fertitta promotes the reopening of the Golden Nugget in Lake Charles, he predicts a dismal economic outlook. “You better tighten your bootstraps because it’s not going to be a fun ride over the next couple of years,” Fertitta told ABC-13 in a wide-ranging interview Wednesday afternoon at his Houston headquarters. The restaurant and …

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Houston Zoo vets save baby elephant in emergency surgery 1 hour after birth


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Zoo veterinarians took a 326 pound Asian elephant into emergency surgery an hour after birth Tuesday morning. Twenty-nine-year-old Shanti gave birth to Nelson, and almost immediately staff members noticed he was hemorrhaging severely from his umbilicus. They later found that he tore a vessel in his umbilical cord during birth. A 30-minute procedure was …

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Scattered downpours Thursday, widespread storms this weekend


May 14, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Widely scattered downpours are possible Thursday and Friday ahead of a larger storm system this weekend. The weekend won’t be a complete washout, but widespread heavy storms are possible both Saturday and Sunday. Thursday will start off sticky with lows in the 70s. As temperatures climb into the 80s, widely scattered downpours will pop up over …

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