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Potential COVID exposure forces Astros to cancel Saturday workout


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — For the second time in a week. the Houston Astros are waiving off workouts due to COVID-19 concerns. General Manager James Click canceled Saturday’s plans as a precaution after a staff member reported potential exposure to someone who is COVID-19 positive. The infected person is not part of the Astros’ organization, the team said in a …

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Harris Co. opens COVID-19 testing sites early due to heat


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Potentially dangerous high temperatures forced health officials to adjust test site hours Saturday in Harris County. Sites in the Cy-Fair and Pasadena area opened at 6 a.m. and mobile sites moved up openings to 7:30 a.m. Mobile sites are expected to close at 2 p.m. The Cy-Fair and the San Jacinto sites are open until 1 …

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Coronavirus cases, deaths and recoveries county-by-county around Houston


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas — Each day, we learn of new cases of COVID-19 in Texas. We have the latest updates on the number of the cases, deaths and recoveries for each county in the Houston area. HARRIS COUNTY   FORT BEND COUNTY MONTGOMERY COUNTY GALVESTON COUNTY BRAZORIA COUNTY MATAGORDA COUNTY BRAZOS COUNTY GRIMES COUNTY WHARTON COUNTY WALLER COUNTY CHAMBERS COUNTY LIBERTY …

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Suspect wanted after shooting death of 2 women in Upper Kirby apartment


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A man believed to have shot and killed two women in an Upper Kirby apartment Friday is still on the run a day after the murders. It happened around 6 p.m. in the 3200 block of Norfolk Street.   Officers found the women had gunshot wounds when they searched the apartment complex for the source of …

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Community steps in to help street vendor who was robbed at gunpoint


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — For the last 10 years, Don Alex’ has pedaled his way around the Magnolia neighborhood near the East End to support his family. These last few months, aside from carrying his normal goodies, he’s been carrying a lot of fear. Last Sunday he said two young Hispanic men robbed and assaulted him. Don Alex said while …

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Heat Advisory in effect for Sunday


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A Heat Advisory has been extended into Sunday for all of Southeast Texas from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. Feels-like temperatures could rise above 110 degrees, so be sure to stay hydrated and limit your time outdoors during peak heating. Actual high temperatures will climb to the low 100s, and the muggy air in place will …

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Houston Black Restaurant week celebrates 5 years


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — The 5th annual Houston Black Restaurant week is taking place between July 10 and July 19. Dozens of Black-owned restaurants are participating this year, and participants will have a chance to grab deals or possibly win gift cards and cash prizes. Check out the video above to see how these restaurants are participating. Craft Burger – …

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Vigil and car ride held in the East End to honor Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen


July 12, 2020

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Friends, family and loved ones gathered in Houston’s historic East End to honor the life of Vanessa Guillen Saturday evening. A massive car ride was held on Saturday afternoon beginning at Foodarama and ending with a vigil at Taqueria del Sol. Motorcycles, lowriders, high show trucks and other vehicles were filled with elected officials and community …

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Texas shatters daily record with 10,351 new coronavirus cases


July 12, 2020

AUSTIN, Texas (KTRK) — A sobering Saturday in Houston comes as the city reported 1,524 new cases of COVID-19. In addition, the Houston Health Department reports nine additional deaths. So far, 268 Houstonians have died officially because of COVID-19. “We’re still headed in the wrong direction,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner during an afternoon food distribution event. “I strongly recommend that, …

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