Houston religious leaders stand in solidarity with Black pastors after attorney makes racist statement in Arbery’s killing trial
Pillars of the Houston community are now standing in solidarity with a group of Black pastors who are supporting the family of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old unarmed black man who was killed while jogging in Brunswick, Georgia.
WATCH LIVE: Mayor Sylvester Turner visits family COVID-19 vaccine clinic at GRB
Texas Children's Hospital has opened appointments for children ages 5 and up to receive Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine beginning Saturday, Nov. 6, pending emergency use authorization and final sign-offs from the FDA, CDC and State next week.
Amid new virus surge, Florida skeptics reconsider vaccines
In a rural stretch of northeastern Florida where barely half the people have gotten a coronavirus shot, Roger West had no problem telling others he was “adamantly anti-vaccination.” “I do not trust the Federal Government,” West wrote recently. West drove to the Winn Dixie supermarket and rolled up his sleeve for the first of two injections of the Moderna vaccine.news.yahoo.com
HCSO: Construction worker hit, killed by heavy machine in south Houston
A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon in south Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed on Twitter. HOUSTON – A construction worker was killed on the job Wednesday afternoon in south Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed on Twitter. The incident happened in the roadway after 3 p.m. near the 14800 block of Almeda, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies believe that one of the construction workers was working a heavy equipment machine when the machine struck the employee. The worker was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Test it Tuesday: Does this milk-frothing gadget for DIY fancy coffee drinks work?
HOUSTON – The best part of a cappuccino or latte is the foamy milk on top. On this Test it Tuesday, we tested the Zulay Kitchen Milk Boss that claims it can do the job for just $20. Does the Milk Boss frothing gadget work? So you’ll have to heat the milk before you froth it with the Milk Boss. The Milk Boss comes in more than two dozen colors and you can use it to make matcha or Bulletproof Coffee.
Color Me Mine paint studios in Cypress offering paint kits to-go
HOUSTON – Here’s a question for you parents: just HOW MANY art projects have your kids completed while staying at home these past few weeks? Parents have been getting very creative with art creations at home during the quarantine, but Color Me Mine paint studio in Cypress has ceramic paint kits to-go that you can pick up, or have delivered straight to your door. Color Me Mine’s kits can be completed in the comfort and safety of your home during the Covid event. They provide everything needed when a customer places an order, from paint, to paint brushes, to the ceramic item selected. Customers wanting to come in need to make an appointment online first cypress.colormemine.com.
Faith-based organizations switch gears to help underprivileged families this Christmas
HOUSTON – Angels of Light is a huge Christmastime ministry conducted by Houston’s Second Baptist Church for 31 years. Every year, several thousand underprivileged families, known as angels, are transported to the church’s six Houston-area campuses to receive clothes, food for holiday meals, and Christmas presents. So we’ve lined up with all the agencies, all the entities that are there all over Houston.”Second Baptist is an example of many churches and faith-based organizations forced to change how they reach families this holiday season. Executive director Dana Thomas said COVID-19 has radically affected and reduced the number of families they serve. They still want their kids to feel special just like everybody else.”To help support families in need this holiday season, reach out to Second Baptist Church at second.org and The FORGE for Families at forgeforfamiles.org.
Houston charities see increase in need and drop in donations and need help
HOUSTON – Lots of charities across the Houston area are really starting to feel the strain of the coronavirus pandemic. Many are seeing a huge increase in need but a decrease in donations, putting many charities in a really tough spot, especially this time of year. Whataburger and the Houston Texans raised more than $140,000 for the Houston Food Bank. Catholic Charities is seeing a drop in donations but a huge increase in need as well. Here are links with more information if you’re interested:- Houston Children Charity- Houston Food Bank- GCCSA Inc- Catholic CharitiesFor more charities in need click here.
Hispanic Heritage Month: Houston Latino rap artists making their mark in music industry
SOUTHEAST HOUSTON, Ingrando Park – Local rap artists are making their mark in the Houston rap scene by telling the struggles of the Hispanic community. They said Houston Latino rap artists are known all around the world for their unique beats, rhythm and flow. Rap artists Grimm, Shadow, Filero and Ikeman took a picture together, which later became their first album’s cover. Never did they imagine they would become pioneers for young Houston Latino rap artists. Smith hopes the world continues to learn about the Latino culture through the eyes of Houston area rap artists.
What you need to know about shopping for school supplies this year
Supplies you need for virtual learningSome schools are distributing virtual school supply lists and separate lists for when students go back to the classroom. Sales of traditional school supplies are down 12%. Will school supplies still be available when you need them? “We are not using community supplies anymore.”Don’t forget Texas’ Tax-Free weekendWith everything going on, you may have forgotten about Texas’ tax-free weekend. That is when school supplies and clothes and most items under $100 sold in stores and online are tax-free.
Car insurance company claws back COVID-19 refund after woman finds another insurer
HOUSTON – If you received a refund or a discount from your car insurance company, you may want to hold on to it. At least one company is making customers pay it back if they decide to leave for another insurer. We told you in April how a lot of insurance companies were refunding customers since roadways were virtually empty in march and April. Houstonian Kelsey Lok’s policy expired in July, but she got her refund in June as a $150 credit on her bill. In July, Lok found a better rate with a different insurance company.
Judge Hidalgo: Texas Medical Center change in ICU bed capacity reporting is alarming
The Texas Medical Center released In a statement Sunday, saying the following:Yesterday, the Texas Medical center posted an incomplete slide deck in order to allow time to fully develop a number of new slides. The new slides as well as a number of updated slides that were absent yesterday will be released later today. The TMC ICU beds are at 93% capacity with 31% of those identified as COVID-19 patients. What Judge Hidalgo is saying about thisHidalgo had some tough criticism of TMCs change in data reporting over the weekend. She says the recent change in numbers and projections when it comes to hospital ICU bed capacity is alarming and hard to understand for everyone.
Hundreds defy stay-at-home order to attend church while mayors office warns that violators may be cited after review
Callahan, the Urbana church pastor, who believes coronavirus is a real sickness, a real disease with real consequences, has yet to hold in-person services, instead hosting weekly Sunday services by video. He said he initially supported the coronavirus stay-at-home measures but said its time for them to end for places of worship. Callahan said he is waiting to see what the Illinois legislature may do when it meets again this week and is keeping an eye on lawsuits related to stay-at-home orders.chicagotribune.com
Rent. Student loans. Utility bills. How to get help if you can’t pay your bills
MortgagesHomeowners struggling to pay their mortgage should contact their loan servicer to discuss payment options. Some states are offering rent assistance, like Delaware, which offers up to $1,500 to residents struggling to pay rent or electric bills because of coronavirus. Student loansThose with federal student loans may not have to make payments through September 30, as the government is suspending payments and waiving interest on federal student loans for six months. The six-month suspension and interest waiver applies only to federally held loans, roughly 85% of federal student loans. That includes Direct federal loans, as well as PLUS loans that parents may have taken out on behalf of their children.
What one Houston area COVID-19 patient wants you to know
HOUSTON – As we keep hearing about more cases of coronavirus in our area, we are also keeping track of those who are recovering from the virus. I’m like, do people thinking I’m going to die? While many health officials are telling people coronavirus symptoms could appear flu-like. “I had 103 fever, aches and pains, I was not feeling very well at all,” Purvis said. “Letting people know where I’ve been, you know help somebody else in the community," LaNora said.
Lauren Kelly’s “Quarantine Chronicles” are way too relatable
HOUSTON – With an order out from our city officials to stay home for the time being, it seems like we’re all getting a touch of cabin fever. Sometimes you don’t change clothes all day. And sometimes, you just want to have a Cosmo at 10 a.m. in the morning! Not to make light of a very serious situation, but everyone deserves a lugs during these rough times. So watch this video from Lauren Kelly and her boyfriend Gabriel about how they’ve been spending some of their time at home.