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10 HISD seniors surprised with $5,000 scholarships for college


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Independent School District Interim Superintendent, Dr. Grenita Lathan, is surprising 10 high school seniors at their homes with this year’s Superintendent Scholars Award. Usually, the surprise takes place at the school, but because of COVID-19, things looked a little different this year. “We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to let them know we’re proud …

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France says doctors can no longer treat COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine


May 28, 2020

PARIS: Doctors can no longer treat COVID-19 patients with hydroxychloroquine, a controversial and potentially harmful drug nonetheless being promoted by US President Donald Trump, the French government said Wednesday. The move came after two French advisory bodies and the World Health Organization (WHO) warned this week that the drug, a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, had been shown to …

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2 children injured when car crashes into day care in NW Harris County


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Two children and one adult were injured when a car crashed into a day care in northwest Harris County on Wednesday. According to Constable Al Rosen’s office, the driver of the car fled the scene but was arrested. The crash happened at the Inwood Preparatory child care in the 8000 block of Antoine Drive. The car …

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Houston Zoo’s site crashes on first day of ticket sales


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Zoo tried to reopen its ticketing service Wednesday, but the site crashed. Houston Zoo officials said their site received 10,000 ticket requests a minute. “We know you love us, but we didn’t know you loved us THIS much. We were getting 10,000 ticket requests per minute, and our overwhelmed ticketing system couldn’t take it. …

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“It’s disgusting” says JJ Watt on video of George Floyd’s death


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “I’ve seen the video and I think it’s disgusting. To me it doesn’t make any sense.” That’s how Texans star JJ Watt started today as he tried to come to terms with the video that so much of the world has seen. Watt is obviously having a difficult time making sense of police in Minneapolis pinning …

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High water locations reported on Houston-area roads


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Keep an eye on high water locations on Houston area roads and other trouble spots for drivers. IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound Before CAVALCADE ST, left lane and center lane, at 5:04 PM today EAST SAM HOUSTON TOLLWAY Southbound at SPENCER HWY, exit ramp, at 5:15 PM today Remember, if you come across high water, don’t attempt …

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Missing the Hermann Park mini train? Now you can catch a virtual ride for free


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — You can now take a leisurely ride on the Hermann Park mini train without leaving your home. The Hermann Park Conservancy posted the train ride, in its entirety, on YouTube. The Hermann Park train has been delighting riders of all ages for more than 60 years. The 15-minute ride takes you around several landmarks, including the …

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Houston nurses share experience going to New York to help battle COVID-19


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Nurses are on the frontlines in the battle against COVID-19, and when called to help, one of the two local nurses who traveled to New York City to help at the height of the outbreak caught the virus. “It’s so quiet in the hospital. The first two weeks all I hear was intubation, codes here, respiratory …

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Harris County Pct. 1 Constable Alan Rosen tests positive for COVID-19


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Harris County Precinct One Constable Alan Rosen has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his social media accounts. Rosen said he had a slight fever May 18, and decided to get tested for coronavirus. Rosen immediately began to self-quarantine, and hopes to have another COVID-19 test on Thursday and get cleared. “I appreciate everybody being so …

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Fugitive accused of killing teen found in Mexico by Harris Co. investigators


May 28, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A fugitive accused of murdering a teenager in 1998 was working in a tattoo shop in Mexico when Harris County investigators found him, officials said. After a month-long extradition process, Jesus Serna, 50, was brought back to Harris County on Wednesday to face charges. He stepped off a plane at Bush Intercontinental Airport and was greeted …

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