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Doctors urge people to get flu vaccine as coronavirus pandemic carries on


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Doctors say it’s even more important that people get the flu vaccine as COVID-19 continues to spread throughout communities. Health professionals say it could minimize your risk of dealing with both the flu and COVID-19 and help keep hospitals from becoming overwhelmed. “I know we all know the flu vaccine is not perfect, but it’s still …

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What we know so far about the long-term health effects of COVID-19


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — We’re continuing to learn more about COVID-19 and its lasting effects. While patients may no longer have the virus, the damage left behind can last for much longer. Missouri City Council Member Jeffrey L. Boney tested positive for COVID-19 in mid-March. “Ended up coughing up blood two days after that, and that’s how I ended up …

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West U parents protest online learning for 2020-21 school year


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston ISD has made the decision that students will return to school in the fall, but virtually. Some parents in West U aren’t happy about that decision. “Let’s try this out. Hopefully, this isn’t going to last very long. If things improve, there will be some opportunities for back to face-to-face learning. We’ll see how it …

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4-year-old injured after being hit by car in the Katy area


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A child has been transported to the hospital after deputies say he was struck by a vehicle in the Katy area. Harris County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a 4-year-old child being hit by a vehicle at 5751 Greenhouse Rd around 7:30 p.m. Deputies said the child was transported to the hospital by Life Flight …

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How Chinese Consulate closure may affect Houston designer


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The mother of a Houston designer, who has been held in China for almost eight years, waits to see how the closing of the Chinese Consulate in Houston might affect him. Mark Swidan was sentenced to death in April 2019 after he was found guilty of trafficking and manufacturing drugs. He had been detained since 2012. …

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How to build a hurricane preparedness kit


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Hurricane season is here, so the time is now to make sure your hurricane kit is fully stocked. A basic emergency supply kit includes the following items:   Water: One gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation Food: At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food Battery-powered …

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HISD looking for college student mentors to help teachers with online education


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Are you a current college student looking to earn extra money? Houston ISD and the non-profit iEducate are currently looking for mentors to work with elementary students this upcoming school year. The program has been ongoing for seven years and the district selects specific schools in need of the mentoring help. “This is a great opportunity …

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Today is our last quiet day before Tropical Depression 8 begins to impact SE Texas


July 23, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — All eyes on Tropical Depression 8 this morning, which is moving towards Texas and could strengthen to Tropical Storm Hanna before making landfall near Matagorda Bay. The National Hurricane Center has put the Texas coast from High Island to Port Mansfield under a Tropical Storm Watch. Regardless of development, we believe most of Southeast Texas will …

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