The Texas House has a record number of LGBTQ representatives as lawmakers face scores of bills focused on gender and sexuality
The Texas Legislature has nine lawmakers who are openly LGBTQ, all Democrats. At the same time, some Republican lawmakers are pushing a slate of bills aimed at drag queens, transgender children and how sexuality is discussed in schools.
‘Most of the south is on fire’: COVID-19 Delta variant, community questions at center of event with Dr. Peter Hotez
KPRC 2 will livestream a community conversation event about COVID-19 with Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher, State Rep. Ann Johnson and Dr. Peter Hotez, expert on contagious diseases and vaccine development, on Tuesday at 5 p.m.
Local leaders, doctors concerned about ‘mask off’ party planned at Washington Avenue bar
HOUSTON – State and local leaders, along with health care workers, will gather Sunday to condemn and demand a “Mask Off” party at a local nightclub located on Washington Avenue be canceled. AdLocal leaders and health experts condemn a “Mask Off” party at a local nightclub located on Washington Avenue. Max Levy said he wouldn’t be attending but believed the nightclub had a right to do what they wanted. “I do believe it’s the personal businesses right to decide for themselves what dress code they want to enforce whether that’s a mask or no mask,” Levy said. He said he understands COVID fatigue is real but believes we have come too far not to be responsible.
‘Unacceptable’: State lawmakers address roll out of COVID-19 vaccine
HOUSTON – It doesn’t matter if you live in downtown Houston or really anywhere across the state of Texas, if you’re someone who is wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine, chances are you’re probably anxious to get it. Recently, hospitals in the medical center have been sending out invites to those who are eligible to receive the vaccine, making many feel very fortunate to have already received the vaccine. District 146 Rep. Shawn Thierry is one of many lawmakers pushing for their community clinics and physicians to get vaccines. Greg Abbott to look into investigating why it was being distributed in an unproportionate way, noticing many African-American and Latino communities are a part of this. Lawmakers said they are suggesting the state open up drive-thru vaccination sites, to make it more accessible to those who currently don’t have the ability to get it.