New Jersey women's hockey team hoping to spread mental health awareness
The parents of Stanford women's soccer goalie Katie Meyer are speaking out after their daughter's death by suicide. The Meyers hope their message breaks the stigma and raises awareness about athletes' mental health, and some local teams are helping to spread that message; CBS2's Thalia Perez reports.news.yahoo.com
Abbott takes early vote in Cameron County
Greg Abbott has taken the early vote in the Republican Party primary election in Cameron County. Unofficial early votes show Abbott received 82.65% of the vote or 5,273 votes. The State Senator District 27 race has Adam Hinojosa receiving 45.33% of the vote or 2,551 votes. In the State Representative District 37 race, Janie Lopez received 70.29% of the vote or 2,666 votes while George Rivera received 1,127 votes or 29.71% of the vote. 4 race has Charles “Chuck” Vieh receiving 64.16% of the early vote or 1,278 votes while Oscar Guerra received 35.84% of the vote or 714 votes.myrgv.com
Georgia audit to trigger hand recount of presidential vote
ATLANTA – Georgia election officials have announced an audit of presidential election results that will trigger a full hand recount. President-elect Joe Biden leads President Donald Trump by about 14,000 votes out of nearly 5 million votes counted in the state. For the hand recount, election officers will work with the paper ballots in batches, dividing them into piles for each candidate. After results from the hand recount are certified, the losing campaign can then request another recount, which will be performed by machine, Raffensperger said. There is no mandatory recount law in Georgia, but state law provides that option to a trailing candidate if the margin is less than 0.5 percentage points.
$1M offer: Texas’ Dan Patrick urging people to come forward if they have voter fraud to report
HOUSTON – Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said he supports President Donald Trump’s efforts to identify voter fraud -- and is now offering up to $1 million to encourage and reward people to come forward if they have any instances of voter fraud to report. Those who give information to local law enforcement that leads to an arrest and conviction will get at least $25,000, according to the Patrick’s office. President @realDonaldTrump’s @POTUS pursuit of voter fraud is not only essential to determine the outcome of this election, it is essential to maintain our democracy and restore faith in future elections. Here’s my statement: https://t.co/7pUPJWsd3M#txlege — Dan Patrick (@DanPatrick) November 10, 2020Go here for more information.
TV-radio listings: Nov. 8
Biopic depicting the life of Houston's DJ Screw debuts this month The Houston Cinema Arts Festival will host two events to honor the legendary DJ. Reports: Rockets' Russell Westbrook wants to be traded There are reports of Russell Westbrook wanting to move on from James Harden and the Rockets.chron.com
These celebrities are proudly showing off their ‘I Voted’ stickers
Celebrities -- they’re just like us. Well, not really, but they definitely vote, and they definitely post selfies on Election Day with their “I Voted” sticker. Here are a few celebs who have let social media know they are exercising their constitutional right to have their voice heard. Laura DernSnoop DoggJessica AlbaNatalie PortmanJennifer LopezCharlize TheronBlake Lively and Ryan ReynoldsDemi LovatoDrew BarrymoreLizzoMariah CareyKerry WashingtonAshlee Simpson RossReese WitherspoonHalle BerryNick JonasSelena GomezBrittany SnowJimmy FallonJoe Jonas
Texas Republicans, Democrats make last push to get voters to polls
HOUSTON – It’s a tale of two parties and a last-minute push to get voters out to the polls. It was set the direction of our country for years to come we need to get out and vote,” Rep. Sylvia Garcia said. On Sunday, President Donald Trump supporters put on a big display with a parade that stretched across the 610 Loop. While they impede traffic and ruin Texans' Sunday’s, the Joe Biden campaign and theTexas Democratic Party are calling and texting undecided voters, canvassing, and meeting voters where they are. “The polls early this morning came out and showed that some of the swing states New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania.
7 free things you can score now and upcoming days
Free workout classes from Orangetheory FitnessThis upcoming Sunday, Nov. 1, Orangetheory Fitness is offering a free one-hour Daylight Savings workout. Free day of childcareKindercare Learning Centers are offering parents a free day of childcare. The car rental company will give one free day to customers who reserve a car for two days. It is giving its customers a chance to score a free Whopper if you visit a competitor’s restaurant location that has been shut down. West and confirm your location through the Burger King app you’ll receive a coupon for a free Whopper.
MTV, Houston Rockets roll out the red carpet for first-ever Vote Early Day in Houston
HOUSTON – The Harris County Clerk’s Office partnered up with the Houston Rockets and MTV for the inaugural Vote Early Day at the Toyota Center on Saturday. Over 800,000 Harris County voters have gone to the polls. We still have a week left of early voting," Turner said. The last day for early voting in Texas is Friday, October 30. Election Day is November 3.
Fort Bend County resolves early voting issues, county judge says
MISSOURI CITY, Texas – Early voting was going smoother in Fort Bend County Wednesday, a day after issues caused major delays. Fort Bend County residents headed to the polls for the second day of early voting and people were pleased. County Judge KP George said the wrong date was in the system and he has ordered a full investigation. George also extended voting hours until 7 p.m. through Saturday this week. KPRC2 received complaints about the voting location at Hightower High School saying the elderly were forced to walk up high stairs to vote.
Lyft to offer free rides to NRG to drop off mail-in ballots
HOUSTON – Ridesharing service Lyft is teaming up with the ‘More Than A Vote' Coalition to offer free rides to NRG to drop off mail-in ballots in response to Gov. In a tweet posted Oct. 6, Lyft riders in Harris County can get a free ride to NRG Arena using promo code HOUVOTE on their Lyft app to drop off their ballot. “Harris County, we see you, we got you,” The coalition said in the tweet. In Harris County, home to 2.4 million voters, Texas shut down 11 of 12 ballot drop off locations. Get a free @Lyft (up to $15) in Harris County to drop off your ballot at NRG Arena using code HOUVOTE.
Drive-thru voting: Here’s where, when you can vote from your car in Harris County for November General Election
HOUSTON – Harris County will host 10 drive-thru polling locations for the November election. All locations will be open during Early Voting, starting on Oct. 13, and also on Election Day, Nov. 3. Those who are interested in drive-thru voting will be greeted by a standing poll worker and will hand you sanitizer, mask, and a device to cast your vote. Multiple people will be allowed to vote in one car during drive-thru voting. A YouTube video distributed by the Harris County Clerk’s Office demonstrates how drive-thru voting will work at a Harris County drive-thru polling place.
'We didn’t really hear the issues’: Houstonians have mixed reactions after Trump and Biden’s first debate
HOUSTON – Many in Houston said they were left scratching their heads after watching the fiery and tumultuous exchanges during the first presidential debate. “It wasn’t a good showing for America,” said Chad Thompson. Houstonians said that the topics on healthcare, the economy and COVID-19 got lost in the scuffle and President Trump and Democratic Challenger Joe Biden both fell flat. “We didn’t really hear the issues and I don’t think it really helped people who are undecided to make a good decision,” said Thompson. Voters like Chasity Herbert said that they need more clarity from both candidates on their chiding for the country.
With campus senate approval, the belted kingfisher continues hopeful dive toward becoming the University of Illinois’ new mascot
The 105-to-2 vote, though merely advisory, was a step forward in the long-standing effort to create a mascot for the university that would take the place of Chief Illiniwek, retired by the university in 2007 after the NCAA determined the American Indian-themed image to be “hostile and abusive” (advocates for the Chief reject the charge of racism and refer to him as a “symbol,” not a mascot).chicagotribune.com
Find your nearest Harris County polling location right here
Harris County has more than 350 voting sites across the city of Houston. Find your nearest polling location:1. Click here to open the map of polling locations in Harris CountyMap of polling locations in Harris County (Harris County)2. Click ‘Election Day”Enter an address and click "Election Day" to find your nearest Harris County voting location. Click the icon of your political partyClick the icon of your political party to find your nearest Harris County polling location.
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout
Egypt extends presidential vote due to low turnout The outcome of Egypt's presidential election has been known from the start, with Abdul Fattah al-Sisi expected to win a landslide victory. But the big surprise is that there are no lines at polling stations, a development one opposition leader says is revealing. Clarissa Ward reports.cbsnews.com