New Texas maternal mortality report shows disparities persist
The Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Review Committee report, delayed by more than three months, estimates that up to 90% of the deaths may have been preventable. Severe complications from pregnancy and childbirth also increased significantly.
Busted pipes, water damage, hotel bills: As power flickers on, costs loom for storm-weary Texans
Our power remained out for 4 days (no rolling blackouts ) Wrapped the pipes, but when power came back on (for 1 hour) the pipes completely burst. Water damage. “Get plumbers lined up,” he said, “and work with your insurance company in advance.”AdMillions of Texans remain under boil-water notices. With his building’s management offsite because of the icy conditions, Reimers’ not sure when his unit will be dried, though he heard emergency maintenance workers were starting to go through to check for water damage Thursday. Her water pipes had frozen.
‘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.
Residents, state legislators join to fight planned strip club in Third Ward
HOUSTON – All along the Old Spanish Trail corridor and throughout its surrounding neighborhoods, red and white signs in medians and in yards read “No Strip Club on OST.”Signs of a growing community movement against a proposed strip club called Da Fox Trap. Garvin is worried about what a strip club would do to the pricing and value of the homes he’s trying to sell. Miles said he later found out the club would be operated by the same family that once owned Foxxy’s, a southwest Houston strip club that neighbors in Westbury successfully shut down after years of crime generated from the club. Straight legit sports bar,” Rico said. This is something we’re not going to allow in our community as a strip club or a sports bar,” Miles said.