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COVID-19 pandemic leaves international adoptions in limbo


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — International adoptions are much more complicated during the global COVID-19 pandemic. A Texas family said they fear their daughter might be stuck in an orphanage as COVID-19 and tense relations between China and the United States define 2020. Ginny and Trent Henderson have five children, including three adopted ones. Their daughter Piper remains in China as …

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Iconic cafeteria chain Luby’s is selling its restaurants and assets


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Luby’s cafeteria chain, famous for its Lu Ann platter and comfort food, is selling its restaurants and assets. Luby’s, which started in San Antonio in 1947 announced that it is selling off all its assets and will distribute the net proceeds to stockholders after payments of debt. A press release from the company said that …

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George Floyd March: Who were those protesters on horseback?


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — Many of us won’t forget the image of protesters riding through downtown Houston on horseback during a march to honor George Floyd and his family. But who are these trail riders? And what do they have to say? “We’re not here for the cheering. We’re here to show Floyd that we’re really here for you and …

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Dry, hot weather ahead as we keep eye on Tropical Storm Cristobal


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The latest track on Tropical Storm Cristobal shows the cone edging into the upper Texas coastal area late this weekend. The storm should stay over Mexico through Thursday or Friday then move north through the Gulf this weekend. The track into and beyond this weekend is still somewhat uncertain, but a Texas track is not out …

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Texans still struggling to file for unemployment benefits during pandemic


June 4, 2020

GALVESTON, Texas (KTRK) — Although the Texas Workforce Commission said it’s receiving less calls, the need for unemployment is still great. The agency announced this week that it triggered state extended benefits for people who are about to lose their funds. The measure will allow for an additional 13 weeks of unemployment, but not everyone is able to get through. …

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New mural painted for George Floyd at The Breakfast Klub highlights need for change


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As many communities honor George Floyd, a new mural has been painted right here in Houston. Public artist Reginald C. Adams and his team began creating the piece honoring Floyd at The Breakfast Klub in Midtown on Wednesday. The mural features Floyd, the American flag, protesters and the heart-wrenching last words he cried, “I can’t breathe.” Adams said …

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Wrong-way driver killed in 4-vehicle crash on Katy Freeway feeder road


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A wrong-way driver was killed in a four-vehicle crash along the Katy Freeway feeder Wednesday night, Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputies said. It happened between Mason Road and the Grand Parkway around 7:50 p.m. Deputies said a silver Acura TL was driving eastbound in westbound lanes on the feeder road. That’s when the Acura hit a …

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How you can support black-owned businesses in Houston


June 4, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — “How can I help?” It’s a sentiment humans are sharing during a time of uncertainty. As Black Lives Matter protests continue in response to incidents of police brutality and the killing of George Floyd, black communities seek justice from those in power and asking authorities to listen.They are also asking for tangible action from the cities …

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