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City cuts ribbon on Harvey-damaged apartments, and thousands more are coming


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Sweating on a hot Wednesday, but still smiling, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner cut the ribbon on the newly re-opened Bellfort Park apartments surrounded by some of the families who’ve moved back home. The 64-unit complex was damaged in Hurricane Harvey, and rebuilt with $3.5 million from the federal Harvey recovery program. While the city lost control …

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Man paralyzed by shooting sparks peace rally in Greenspoint


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Crowded around a Houston Police Department substation in Greenspoint, a group of people met under the hot July heat to shed light on the area’s reputation for violence. With passion and conviction, the group shouted “No more bloodshed! No more bloodshed!” It was a rallying cry from neighbors who are desperate to end gun violence in …

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HPD responding to reports of a shooting on the East Loop


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Police are responding to reports of a shooting on the East Loop. It happened just before 9 p.m. Wednesday on the East Loop, just south of Clinton Drive. When investigators arrived, police found a Toyota Camry in the left lane with its rear window shot out. The car also had at least one flat tire, according …

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Tens of thousands apply on 1st day of Harris County $1,500 relief program


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Days before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention eviction moratorium ends, a new relief program could put thousands of dollars in the hands of Harris County residents. HARRIS COUNTY RECOVERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM APPLICATION PROCESS BEGINS On Wednesday, July 28, Harris County opened the application process for its new recovery assistance program. It allows neighbors impacted by the …

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Astros make trade with team they are facing in middle of series


July 29, 2021

SEATTLE, Washington (KTRK) — Well, this is awkward. Facing the looming July 30 trade deadline to improve the roster ahead of the homestretch of the season, the Houston Astros on Wednesday did something that’s not necessarily unheard-of, but odd nonetheless. The Astros made a deal with their in-division rival, the Seattle Mariners, whom they were facing during a three-game series …

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ZZ Top bearded bassist Dusty Hill dies in his sleep at 72


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — ZZ Top bassist Dusty Hill, one of the Texas blues rock trio’s bearded figures, died at his Houston home, the band announced Wednesday. He was 72. In their Facebook post, guitarist Billy Gibbons and drummer Frank Beard said Hill died in his sleep. “We, along with legions of ZZ Top fans around the world, will miss …

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A few storms possible Thursday, better rain chances next week


July 29, 2021

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — A few thunderstorms could pop up Thursday afternoon, but there’s a slightly better chance you’ll get rain on Friday as a trough of low pressure blows in from the Gulf. Temperatures are starting off warm this morning, with most of the area in the upper 70s to low 80s. We’ll heat up into the mid 90s …

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