5 things for Houstonians to know for Tuesday, June 9

Funeral service to be held for George Floyd
Funeral service to be held for George Floyd

Here are things you need to know for Tuesday, June 9:

1. Everything you need to know about George Floyd’s private funeral Tuesday

It will be a solemn day Tuesday as the world prepares to say their final goodbye to George Floyd in Houston. The Fort Bend Memorial Planning Center is organizing the funeral services for Houston-native George Floyd.

KPRC 2 will provide a special live stream of his funeral services beginning at 11 a.m.

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2. PHOTOS: See images from Monday’s public memorial in Houston for George Floyd

Hundreds are gathering to pay their respects on Monday to George Floyd at a final public viewing held at The Fountain of Praise Church in Houston.

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3. Treasure chest hidden in Rocky Mountains finally found

A bronze chest filled with gold, jewels, and other valuables worth more than $1 million and hidden a decade ago somewhere in the Rocky Mountain wilderness has been found, according to a famed art and antiquities collector who created the treasure hunt.

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4. Mosquitoes in Montgomery County test positive for West Nile virus

The first mosquito sample of the 2020 season has tested positive for West Nile virus in Montgomery County.

Precinct 3 Commissioner James Noack announced on Facebook that his mosquito abatement team identified the first West Nile virus-positive mosquito sample on June 5.

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5. Galveston officials are cracking down on those who litter at the beach

Over the weekend, Galveston officials started increasing efforts to punish those who litter on the island.

According to a release by the City of Galveston, there are now law enforcement officers on the Seawall who will enforce litter violations.

Littering is a Class C misdemeanor and carries a fine of up to $500.

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