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Carl Lewis reflects on Olympic glory and his love for Houston


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Carl Lewis almost didn’t make it to the University of Houston. Lewis said legendary Cougars track coach Tom Tellez “didn’t really try to recruit” him and just started coaching him. The rest is NCAA and Olympic history. The 9-time Olympic gold medalist is Thursday’s guest on this week’s episode of Q’D UP brought you by the Harris …

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SciArt Exchange inspires thousands to learn about space through the arts


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — A NASA neuroscientist has created a non-profit that’s helping children and adults across the world learn about space through art, music and poetry. Dr. Jancy McPhee is the visionary behind SciArt Exchange, which has engaged thousands of artists from across the world. The non-profit is currently holding a ‘Design Your Habitat‘ challenge, which encourages artists to …

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Texas Children’s Hospital treating several children with inflammatory illness linked to COVID-19


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas Children’s Hospital confirmed doctors are treating patients suffering from a new phenomenon called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in children, known as MIS-C. The CDC has officially linked MIS-C to COVID-19. According to their website, it can be serious, even deadly, but doctors said this disease is still rare. “MIS-C appears to be an overwhelming immune response …

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How you can help get a computer into the hands of a student in need


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Communities In Schools is partnering with Comp-U-Dopt to give thousands of students in need a computer to be able to do their school work online. Currently, through its Power Up program, the district has distributed 60,000 laptops with thousands more on the way. However, it still leaves 50,000 students without the technology and the district does …

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Mayor Turner speaks on death of Houston native George Floyd


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “This one just shocks our senses so. It’s just beyond anything we’ve ever witnessed. I mean, it’s like a slow motion strangulation,” said Sen. John Whitmire. “Whether Mr. Floyd was from this city or not, every city in every state in this country has been impacted by the loss of life, and the way Mr. Floyd …

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Cactus Music gets creative to attract customers amid COVID-19 pandemic


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Cactus Music has been in Houston for 45 years, but they’ve never seen anything like the coronavirus outbreak. “We’ve managed to withstand some pretty harsh circumstances,” said owner Quinn Bishop. “We’ve survived tropical storms, floods and hurricanes, but this is really going to test retail.” Cactus has been offering curbside and to-go services since they closed …

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Temperatures climb through the weekend


May 29, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It’s a dry and mild start across SE Texas this morning, most locations around Houston are seeing morning lows around 70 degrees. A weak front sliding through today won’t do much to break the afternoon heat, but it will lower humidity levels through the weekend, helping to make the upcoming 90 degree temperatures a bit more …

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