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Beers and Bands: 8th Wonder Brewery hosts virtual concerts


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — 8th Wonder Brewery knows the importance of community. Their beer is sold in stores, but a large part of their business involves bringing people to their East Downtown brewery to hang out, have a few beers and enjoy live music. That in-person communal experience is currently on hold due to the COVID-19 outbreak, but 8th Wonder …

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2 firefighters injured in North Houston house fire, dozens of puppies rescued


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A pair of firefighters are recovering and at least a dozen puppies were pulled to safety after a house fire Thursday morning in Houston’s Greater Northside area. It happened in the 400 block of Melbourne St. some time after 11 a.m. A man was inside the home sleeping when the fire broke out, according to authorities …

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Astros’ Lance McCullers Jr. confident in his team and baseball in 2020


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Astros pitcher Lance McCullers Jr. knows the toughest part of the pandemic: “The people that are going through a lot of hardships,” he said. One of the most active athletes in the Houston community is Thursday’s guest on this week’s Q’DUp conversation brought to you by the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority. McCullers continues to …

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Officials say more money needed for rental assistance in Houston


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The fact that $15 million in rental assistance funds from the city of Houston was depleted in less than 90 minutes, “shows how desperate the situation is,” said Pastor Matthew Russell of Chapelwood United Methodist Church. He’s been working with local non-profits trying to help families stay in their apartments after jobs were lost during the …

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Experts say going virtual is helping people land new jobs


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Virtual job fairs may be the new way to find employment, according to experts. Xavier Allison is the newest face at Residential Recycling and Refuse of Texas. His journey to the company started on social media. Over the past few weeks, ABC13 has partnered with Workforce Solutions to host virtual job fairs. On Thursday, we held our third …

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Businesses now adding surcharges to cover COVID-19 costs


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As Texas continues to reopen, some businesses and restaurants are adding an extra line at the bottom of your receipt to help cover the cost of expenses. Rachel Gower, owner of the Upper Hand Salon, said reopening their doors took weeks of planning and cost the business thousands of dollars to get the equipment and supplies …

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More downpours Friday, Flash Flood Watch Saturday


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More scattered downpours could pop up Friday, but Saturday looks to be especially stormy here in southeast Texas. An organized area of low pressure will bring widespread heavy thunderstorms Saturday that could lead to street flooding. A Flash Flood Watch goes into effect at 4 am Saturday until 7 pm Saturday night. Widely scattered downpours will …

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Suspect dies after multiple shots fired in officer-involved shooting in SE Houston


May 15, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston police department provides updates on an officer-involved shooting at 3801 Noah Street near Scott Street in southeast Houston. Houston Police ✔@houstonpolice HPD commanders are en route to an officer involved shooting at Scott and Noah in Southeast Houston. The suspect has been transported to an area hospital. No officers are reported injured. A PIO …

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Houston Astros legend and All-Star Bob Watson dies at 74


May 15, 2020

Bob Watson, a two-time All-Star as a player who later became the first black general manager to win a World Series with the New York Yankees in 1996, has died. He was 74. The Houston Astros, for whom Watson played his first 14 major league seasons, announced the death Thursday night. Watson died from kidney disease, according to his son. …

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