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University of St. Thomas will provide laptops for all new freshmen


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — The University of St. Thomas announced it will provide all incoming freshmen a laptop device to ensure they can access virtual learning opportunities this fall. “As the University continues to respond to the challenges of the COVID pandemic, it has become clear that many students have found it challenging to work from home,” said James M. Monaghan, …

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MKT Distillery’s new signature item is saving lives in the community


July 21, 2020

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — A distiller in Katy delayed producing a signature liquor when the pandemic hit to create a new recipe to help save lives. MKT Distillery CEO, Nick Jessett is busy working on a new item. He just never guessed it would be this. “We’re going to do it as long as there’s a need,” Jessett said. A …

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Aldine ISD principal inspires students with 160-lb weight loss


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, TX — Gerald Schattle weighed 397 pounds at his heaviest. The Aldine ISD principal played football growing up, but slowly gained weight as he got married and had a family. The Aldine Education Center principal lost 80 pounds with diet and exercise and then started running. His goal was to finish a marathon, and trained by running through the …

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METRO offers discounted rides for students returning to classroom


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Not only does METRO help riders get to work, it also helps thousands of students get to school. METRO is offering a discounted Student Q Fare Card to students in kindergarten through 12th grade, as well as those in college, as they head back to the classroom this school year. This gives students the ability to ride any …

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Houston-area school districts’ fall 2020 plans


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As August approaches, school districts across the state are releasing their plans for back-to-school amid the coronavirus pandemic. After most schools closed this past spring when COVID-19 first began to spread in Texas, the question arose whether students would be back on campus come fall. While some districts are reopening campuses, others are sticking to online …

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Harris County deputy charged with sexually assaulting woman in March


July 21, 2020

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — A Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy will be relieved of duty after being charged with sexually assaulting a woman. Kenneth Reed, 45, was charged with sexual assault after an investigation took place following a complaint by a woman who reported a uniformed deputy assaulted her with his hands.   It happened on March 18 in …

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H-Town Spotlight: Comprehensive Dental Group of Houston


July 21, 2020

Our city is full of exciting people, places and businesses! H-Town Spotlight is a fun and informative segment that showcases all that Houston has to offer! On July 21, we highlighted the Comprehensive Dental Group of Houston. This company specializes in creating the perfect smile for you through total or partial dental reconstruction!

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1 killed in crash on Southwest Freeway near 610 Loop


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — All lanes of the Southwest Freeway southbound before Newcastle are back open after a deadly crash. Authorities say one person was killed. Though the roads were wet, it’s not clear at this time if that was a factor in the crash. Get real-time traffic data from Houston’s roads and avoid traffic delays. Want to be the …

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High water locations reported on Houston-area roads


July 21, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Keep an eye on high water locations on Houston area roads and other trouble spots for drivers. IH-45 GULF Northbound At IH-610 SOUTH LOOP Left Shoulder,Left Lane Verified at 7:30 AM today IH-69 Eastex Freeway Southbound At HOPPER RD Right Shoulder,Right Lane,Center Lane Verified at 7:47 AM today Remember, if you come across high water, don’t …

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Here’s how you can land a job in the Katy and Fulshear area this week


July 21, 2020

If you’re looking for a job in the Katy and Fulshear communities, virtual job fair is offering nearly 200 positions. If you drive around the area, you might see the ‘Now Hiring’ signs outside several businesses. It’s no surprise to experts that these growing communities are offering jobs. “You’ve got I-10,” Workforce Solutions spokesperson Michelle Castrow explained. “You’ve got 99. …

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