United offering COVID-19 testing for passengers at Bush Airport
HOUSTON – United passengers can now get tested for coronavirus at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The airline partnered with Xpress Spa to open the testing clinic in Terminal E.Passengers can choose from a rapid test with results available in 15 minutes or a PCR test with results in two to three days. If a passenger tests positive, the airline will work to rebook the passenger on a different flight. United and Xpress Spa opened a similar clinic at JFK Airport. Passengers can get more information about the clinic at United’s app, website or at the airline’s Travel Ready center at the airport.
Beep boop beep: Check out the new robots that are helping travelers at Bush Airport
HOUSTON – Officials at George Bush Intercontinental Airport on Monday unveiled new autonomous robots that are patrolling the Terminal C parking garage. The robots’ role will be to interact with customers and assist them with vehicle issues such as dead batteries, flat tires and lockouts. “So he’s going to patrol around, looking for anomalies or looking for people to help,” said Stacy Stephens, of Knightscope Corporation, the makers of the robot. “So, if you’ve got somebody who maybe has lost their car, came back from a long trip, don’t remember where they parked, there’s a two-way intercom feature that connects them directly with their safety folks so they can actually see where the car is.”The Knightscope K5 Autonomous Data Machine is patrolling 1 to 3 miles per hour in the terminal garage for 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of a pilot program, according to a statement from airport officials.
Cold front late this weekend will bring in fall fantastic weather for next week
Houston – After a record-breaking Thursday, temperatures hit 85 degrees at Bush Airport, unseasonably warm weather continues. FridayOur cool mornings and warmer than average afternoons will continue through the weekend. Missing Fall weather? Not to worry it is on the way for next week! A cold front on Sunday will usher in chilly mornings and mild afternoons.
Sunshine is in control! Drier air, cooler temps stick around through the weekend
It was much cooler further to the north near Bush Airport, where temperatures dropped to 69 degrees, which is four degrees cooler than the normal low temperature for June 13. It was even cooler in areas north of the airport, which saw temperatures in the low to mid-60s. The cooler temperatures are thanks to the dry air that is in place throughout the region. That means well get back our typical Houston humidity by the end of the week, with slight rain chances next weekend. Hot and mostly dry next ten days (KPRC)With only very slight shower chances the next few days, enjoy the relatively dry conditions.
VIDEO: Kid plays rock-paper-scissors with Houston tarmac worker through plane window
HOUSTON – A family traveling from Houston witnessed the youngest sibling make fast friends with an airline employee at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Awaiting takeoff, 9-year-old Dominik Lulgjuraj who was sitting near the window initiated a game of rock-paper-scissors with the ramp agent Hugo Salazar outside of the plane. The employee tucked his florescent batons away in his pockets and started to play along with Dominik. They played about 10 rounds before, “(The employee) stopped, because he had to guide the plane again,” Dominik said. Dominik and Francina’s dad, KPRC 2 executive producer Steve Ljuljdjuraj also shared the video attached to this story on his Twitter account.
Several Eastex Freeway lanes closed near Bush Airport for lost load
Several Eastex Freeway lanes closed near Bush Airport for lost loadHouston police have several southbound lanes of U.S. 59 shut down at Green Road for a lost load on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Houston police have several southbound lanes of U.S. 59 shut down at Green Road for a lost load on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Photo: Houston TranStar Photo: Houston TranStar Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Several Eastex Freeway lanes closed near Bush Airport for lost load 1 / 1 Back to GalleryA lost load of dirt has two lanes of the Eastex Freeway closed Tuesday afternoon. A city of Houston public works truck apparently lost a load of dirt in the southbound main lanes of U.S. 59 at Greens Road around noon, according to Houston police. Police and crews from the Texas Department of Transportation have at least two lanes blocked as they work to clear the roadway.chron.com
METRO ready to start projects after voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition A
Voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved Proposition A, which allows METRO to borrow $3.5 billion over 20 years to complete 40 projects. The money voters approved Tuesday night, however, is only half of what is needed to finish all 40 projects METRO included in its plan. "We are going to try to hold their feet to the fire and make them accountable for what they do," said Bill Frazer of Responsible Houston. The group campaigned against Proposition A, saying METRO had overpromised and underdelivered in past bond elections. Responsible Houston, meanwhile, has also pushed for increased spending on drainage of public roads to avoid the flooding that Houston experienced during Hurricane Harvey and other storms.