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Most COVID-19 patients are young and warmer weather is not helping, experts say


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With businesses slowly reopening and people venturing outside of their homes during the summer months, experts are warning COVID-19 should still be something to take precautions against. spoke with Houston health experts, Dr. David Persse and Dr. Umair Shah, about the latest effects of reopening businesses and warmer weather on the coronavirus. “Hospitalization numbers are going …

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Judges recommend KIPP founder should keep teaching license


June 13, 2020

Ousted KIPP charter school network co-founder Mike Feinberg should keep his teaching license, two Texas administrative law judges recommended Wednesday, after a two-day hearing earlier this year in which a former student accused Feinberg of sexual assault more than 20 years ago. The recommendation marks the latest development in a saga that began in February 2018, when Feinberg was fired by KIPP. The judges’ ruling …

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UH shuts down voluntary workouts after 6 student-athletes test positive for COVID-19


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The University of Houston is suspending all voluntary workouts after six student-athlete tested positive for COVID-19. Bob Slovak ✔@BobSlovak13 UH has suspending all voluntary workouts for student-athletes, out of an abundance of caution. 6 symptomatic UH student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19.. The impacted students have been placed in isolation and contact tracing procedures have been initiated. …

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Restaurant owners facing challenges when enforcing social distancing


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas restaurants and bars are now allowed to operated at 75 percent capacity under Phase 3 of Gov. Greg Abbott’s reopening plan. While may restaurants say they’re ready to expand, finding the space to do it safely has become a challenge. “We reconfigured the dining room. I noticed most tables that were coming in here were …

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Driver surrenders on NASA Bypass after Clear Lake chase


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A police chase has ended after a dark-colored pickup truck on the Gulf Freeway refused to pull over. Officials say that the chase began in Galveston County at about 6:30 p.m. Friday before the driver began traveling up the Gulf Freeway. The black pickup truck was down to the rims on a couple of wheels were …

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Hot and dry weather will remain as we head into the weekend


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — It was a hot but beautiful end to the work week. Sunny skies will continue into the weekend along with the heat. Luckily the humidity in Southeast Texas will remain low this weekend which means we’ll be dealing with a dry heat. So instead of it feeling hot and sticky outside, it’ll just feel hot! Enjoy …

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This beloved sports bar in downtown is shutting down for good


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — One of Houston’s most beloved sports bars is closing its doors for good after 14 years, according to its owner. Lucky’s Pub will be shutting down its popular downtown location, along with Lucky’s Lodge on Rusk Street, citing struggles related to the COVID-19 pandemic. “You could be whoever you wanted to be, and they accepted you …

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HPD officer relieved of duty after publishing ‘social media post with racial overtones’


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The Houston Police Department says one of its employees has been relieved of duty after posting what’s being described as a “social media post with racial overtones.” According to a tweet posted on the department’s Twitter account on Friday, an internal affairs investigation is underway.   Houston Police ✔@houstonpolice We are aware of a social media …

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UT-Austin football players demand school rename buildings named after racist figures


June 13, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas — Athletes at the University of Texas at Austin are refusing to participate in recruiting incoming players or show up at donor-related events if university and athletics officials fail to respond to a list of demands geared toward supporting black students, according to a statement released on Twitter on Friday. Brennan Eagles, a sophomore wide receiver for UT-Austin, posted the …

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Houston increases police budget as Dallas, Austin officials consider decreases


June 13, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As nationwide calls for defunding law enforcement grow in the wake of historic protests against police brutality, Houston officials increased their spending on police Wednesday. But Dallas and Austin officials appear supportive of pulling money from their police department budgets and reallocating that money toward community investments. The Houston City Council increased its police budget Wednesday from $945 …

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