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Pakistani Truck Artist pays Homage to George Floyd


June 11, 2020

“This artwork not only pays reverence to George Floyd but it pays a tribute to everyone fighting inequality and injustice”, said the Pakistani Truck Artist Haider Ali as he painted a mural of Floyd on the wall of his house in Karachi, Pakistan. The portrait of George Floyd is painted in the traditional Pakistani truck art style. Alongside are slogans …

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Body found during search for missing teen in San Jacinto River


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Deputies believe a body recovered Wednesday afternoon in the San Jacinto River is the teen who was reported missing earlier in the day. According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, its Marine Unit began a search in the river near the 18000 block of Riverside Street in the northeast part of the county. The sheriff’s office …

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Alief ISD senior who was hit by cafeteria worker in crash graduates


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Nearly 1,000 students graduated from Hastings High School on Wednesday. The students wore masks and sat six-feet apart, but they were excited and hopeful. No one was more ready to walk across the stage than Anthony Velazquez. His walk was slower than most because he had a slight limp. “When I was in the hospital, I …

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Houston worship leader’s musical tribute to George Floyd goes viral


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, TX (KTRK) — George Powell, a gospel singer and worship leader at Fallbrook Church in Northwest Harris County, recently caught himself singing “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke. That led to an epihany. “The first line of Sam Cooke’s version is ‘I was born by the river,'” said Powell. “That made me question – where was George …

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New figures show how hard COVID-19 pandemic hit the Houston area


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — New figures show how hard the COVID-19 pandemic hit Houston area communities. This week, Workforce Solutions unveiled unemployment rates for the area. While the Gulf Coast region’s unemployment rate was about 14 percent, some cities experienced much higher numbers. Will Ivey knows the impact of the pandemic. His southwest Houston apartment looks empty after he had …

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Mayor Turner bans choke holds and neck restraints


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — On Wednesday Mayor Sylvester Tuner finally signed an executive order, he said is the beginning of more to come. “People across the country and in the Houston area community have called for policing reform,” said the mayor Executive Order 1-67 addressing the following in part: When it comes to response to resistance, officers shall only use …

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Houston musical acts rock out at new Minute Maid Park drive-in music festival


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — If necessity is the mother of invention, an ambitious plan to bring a drive-in music festival to the Minute Maid Park parking lot fits the bill. Metamorphosis is a new multiple stage, multi-act festival set for Saturday, June 13 between 7 and 11 p.m. It will draw on multi-channel headphone technology made popular by silent disco events …

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Here’s how long you’ll get to enjoy this lower humidity


June 11, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — If you enjoyed the lovely weather Wednesday morning, you’re going to LOVE the weather Thursday morning. Dry air continues to filter into southeast Texas on a northerly breeze, which will push low temperatures down into the 60s almost everywhere Thursday morning. Temperatures will still manage to climb into the 90s Thursday afternoon, but this is a …

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