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Rapper Bun B hopes thousands march for George Floyd on Tuesday


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston rapper, activist, and local legend Bun B told ABC13 he hopes thousands turn out on Tuesday at the planned march for George Floyd. The entertainer traveled to Minneapolis last Friday to visit the spot where Floyd pleaded for help. “You get to the corner where George Floyd was killed, it’s just a lot of people …

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Stores already impacted by Houston protests taking precaution


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The family of George Floyd has called for calm and peace during a planned, large-scale march toward Houston City Hall tomorrow. But Monday, businesses in the area are taking precaution by boarding up windows and doors, hoping not to experience scenes similar to other major cities in recent days. Barbara Davis has lived in downtown Houston …

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George Floyd’s funeral set for next Tuesday in Houston


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — George Floyd’s funeral is set to take place in Houston next week as part of several events memorializing the native Houstonian across the country. During a news conference that revealed findings of an independent autopsy backed by his family, Floyd’s viewing is set in Houston for the following Monday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at …

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New mural painted in George Floyd’s honor in Third Ward


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A new mural is paying tribute to George Floyd in Houston’s Third Ward, where he grew up. Overnight, artist Donkeeboy, whose real name is Alex Roman, and his mother, Donkeemom, painted the colorful tribute, which features Floyd with angel wings. A halo above his head reads “forever breathing in our hearts.” The phrase is in reference to …

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Free, driverless prescription drug delivery coming to Houston with Nuro


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — The latest partnership from California-based Nuro, which has a fleet of driverless vehicles in Houston, means prescription drug delivery to certain parts of Houston. Rhode Island-based CVS Pharmacy will offer the delivery option for prescriptions and essentials for free beginning in June for three ZIP codes near a CVS location in Bellaire [5430 Bissonnet St.]. “We are …

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Dog park and tours return to Buffalo Bayou Park this week


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Buffalo Bayou Partnership reopened the Johnny Steele Dog Park on Monday as they begin reinstating amenities and tours at Buffalo Bayou Park. “Today is a big day for the park,” said Heather Hinzie of Buffalo Bayou Partnership. “We are reopening some of our visitor features.” The Water Works Visitor Center on Sabine St. will also reopen …

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Native American small businesses struggle through unequal COVID-19 impact


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Navajo woman with ties to the Houston area is determined to keep her small business afloat despite the devastation of the pandemic in her tribal community. “For so many years we have had no face or representation in the beauty industry,” said Ahsaki Chachere, the creator of Ah-shi Beauty. The makeup and skincare line was founded …

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Floyd Mayweather will pay for George Floyd’s funeral


June 2, 2020

Former boxing champion Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd’s funeral and memorial services, and the family has accepted the offer. Mayweather personally has been in touch with the family, according to Leonard Ellerbe, the CEO of Mayweather Promotions. He will handle costs for the funeral on June 9 in Houston, as well as other expenses. Floyd, a black man, …

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Here’s what to expect ahead of today’s march for George Floyd


June 2, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As many as 20,000 people are expected in downtown Houston Tuesday for a march honoring George Floyd, the Houston man who died in Minneapolis police custody. The march will start at 3 p.m. at Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney, and will move to City Hall for a rally. Organized by Houston entertainers Trae The Truth and BunB, …

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