Harris County commissioner calls for Judge Lina Hidalgo to have emergency powers revoked
Judge Lina Hidalgo was granted more authority under the state’s disaster declaration back at the state of the pandemic in 2020. Precinct 4 Commissioner Jack Cagle’s proposal to strip the judge of her emergency powers failed in a 3-2 vote Tuesday afternoon.
HISD principal helps clean school after custodial workers step away due to COVID-related issues
Administrators, teachers, and parents have all had to roll up their sleeves in a sense to wade through the pandemic and make sure kids were educated, but one Houston Independent School District principal gave a literal example just this week.
UT Health creates hotline for healthcare workers experiencing difficulty during COVID-19 pandemic
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers have been working tirelessly to stop the spread of the virus and help those who fall ill but it's leading to anxiety, depression, substance abuse and other issues.
Did you lose a loved one to COVID-19? This is your chance to share that person’s story with the world
Maybe it was when the pandemic first arrived in the United States, or perhaps it only happened in recent weeks or months. But if you lost a friend or family member to COVID-19, and you’d like to memorialize that person’s legacy, we invite you to share more.
Federal pandemic food benefit enters 2nd round in Texas: What families of kids with free, reduced school meals need to know
Texas Families Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission has received approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second round of federal Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.
Pandemic Pivot: Changing careers during a pandemic
But with millions of people laid off and out of work, changing careers may seem out of the question. Money and work-life balance –these are the top two reasons people change careers. Two big questions to ask yourself first—do you really want to change careers or do you not like working during a pandemic? If you still want to change careers, know why? On average, it takes four years to successfully change careers and regain your credibility at your job.
Stronger Houston: Bridging the unemployment gap for people of color
Black and Latina women are facing the highest unemployment rate among all women with 8.9 % and 8.5% respectively. The pandemic, Lane said, has only magnified those long-standing inequities. “So that means we’ve got to have better education, better opportunities for people of color,” said Judson Robinson, President & CEO of The Houston Area Urban League. The Turnaround Houston Initiative is set to take place online from Thursday, April 29th through Sunday, May 2nd. If you’re interested in looking for work and want information about jobs, call The Houston Area Urban League at 281-220-6012.