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Houston-area school districts’ fall 2020 plans


July 22, 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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TABC now allowing breweries to keep patios partially open for on-site customers


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Nearly one month after Gov. Abbott mandated bars close again in a move to soften the surge of coronavirus cases statewide, breweries across Texas may now partially open patios for service again. Last week, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission issued an option for temporary license modifications for breweries across the state. This means that breweries can …

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Educator recovering after hospitalized in Fort Bend County with COVID-19


July 22, 2020

FT. BEND COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) — The Gonzalez siblings may live states away, but they stay in close contact, so when one of them starting getting sick with COVID-19, the other was quick to notice it. As Tim and Rachel Gonzalez spoke on the phone, he noticed something wasn’t right with her and she had been feeling sick and things …

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Suspect shot by police during SE Houston chase


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A suspected reckless driver is reportedly in critical condition after exchanging gunfire with an officer during a chase in southeast Houston. Police say it all started when officers were trying to stop a reckless driver in the 3300 block of Old Spanish Trail, when it turned into a pursuit. During the pursuit, officers called out that …

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Boys lose both parents within 2 weeks of each other


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — When 14-year-old Isaiah Garcia stood over his mother’s body at her funeral earlier this month, he thought it was the hardest thing he would do. Two weeks later, his father died, too. “I didn’t get to say goodbye to my mom or my dad now, and that’s what hurt me the most right now,” Garcia told. …

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Experts say Houston did not see spike in COVID-19 cases from July 4 weekend


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Despite a surge of COVID-19 cases during July 4 weekend, doctors said the holiday didn’t cause any spikes. According to data from the Harris County Public Health website, the new surge of cases began the last half of June. With case numbers beginning to plateau, Dr. Prathit Kulkarni, Assistant Professor of Medicine Infectious Disease at Baylor College of …

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Documents burned on the grounds of the Chinese Consulate in Houston


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The U.S. has ordered China to close its consulate in Houston in what a Chinese official called an outrageous and unjustified move that will sabotage relations between the two countries. Foreign ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin condemned the action, which comes at a time of rising tensions between the world’s two largest economies. He warned of firm …

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Tropical Storm Claudette dumped more than 40 inches of rain in 1979


July 22, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Most people remember the biggest storms that have hit the greater Houston area, such as Harvey, Ike, Allison and Alicia. However, there was one storm that hit more than 40 years ago that didn’t even rank as a hurricane, and still brought a record-breaking deluge to our area. Tropical Storm Claudette dropped a mind-boggling 42 inches of …

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China says it will retaliate after US orders its Houston consulate to close


July 22, 2020

Beijing vowed to retaliate after it said the United States ordered its Houston consulate to be closed within 72 hours, calling it an “outrageous and unjustified move” and marking a serious escalation in the quickly deteriorating relationship between the U.S. and China. Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Wang Wenbin slammed the move as an “unprecedented escalation” during a daily press briefing …

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