5 things for Houstonians to know for Wednesday, Sept. 23

An elevated Buffalo Bayou is seen in downtown Houston during Tropical Storm beta on Sept. 22, 2020.
An elevated Buffalo Bayou is seen in downtown Houston during Tropical Storm beta on Sept. 22, 2020. (KPRC)

Here are things you need to know for Wednesday, Sept. 23:

1. Ted Cruz blocked Senate resolution to honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg, citing a ‘partisan’ amendment

A ceremonial resolution honoring the life of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg failed in the Senate Tuesday, after U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz objected to language his Democratic counterparts added noting her dying wish that a successor not be chosen until after the presidential inauguration early next year.

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2. Dozens of elderly residents rescued from unlicensed group home in southeast Harris County

Harris County Precinct 7 deputy constables forced their way into an unlicensed group home in southeast Harris County and found more than three dozen elderly residents, most with medical conditions, crammed into a four-bedroom house with only one working toilet.

On Monday afternoon, a woman living in New York called the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and said she’d received a phone call from her 62-year-old brother, who has a mental illness, saying that he was being held against his will and feard for his life as a resident at the home.

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