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Fort Bend Reports First COVID-19 Related Death

21 hours ago by Houston Press
Fort Bend County Health & Human Services has just announced the first COVID-19 related death in the county: a woman in her 70s with pre-existing medical conditions. Before she died, she was hospitalized briefly in a local hospital. She died late Wednesday, March 25 and her physicians agree that cornavirus...
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New Texas Rules for Travelers and Abortion, While Houston Comic Cons Decide to Sit Out 2020

1 day ago by Margaret Downing
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday that any travelers coming into Houston from New Orleans — where cases of the disease have boomed — will be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine along with travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. During that Thursday press conference, Abbott said that there...
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Openings and Closings: The Stayin' Alive Edition [UPDATED]

1 day ago by Lorretta Ruggiero
Every week, we list Houston's newest restaurants opening and the occasional shutter in the Openings and Closings. For now, we are focused on keeping Houston's existing restaurants open. There are a number of restaurants, bars and nightclubs that have suspended operations temporarily because of the coronavirus. When noted, please remember...
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Houston's 5 Best Weekend Food Bets: Curbside Pick-Up, Mini Bodegas and Take-and-Bake Meals

1 day ago by Brooke Viggiano
With the new "Stay home, work safe" measures in effect and bars and restaurants not being fully operational at the time being, we’re doing things a little differently this weekend, covering five fantastic to-go options from restaurants around town: Bernie's "Name Your Own Price" Bodega at Bernie’s Burger Bus Bernie's...
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Reviews For The Self-Quarantined:
Raiders Of The Lost Ark

1 day ago by Pete Vonder Haar
COVID-19 has already drastically altered our lives; forcing millions of Americans to remain home and practice "social distancing" to (hopefully) slow the spread of the disease. Movie theaters are also closing and the release dates of just about every major studio release has been pushed to the end of the...
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Kathy Valentine of the Go-Go's Reveals All She Ever Wanted

1 day ago by Bob Ruggiero
Note: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the book signing/meet and greet with Kathy Valentine scheduled for April 26 at Cactus Music has been postponed indefinitely. For Kathy Valentine, it was a Christmas gift that not only kept on giving, but in many ways came to define her life and music...
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Deshaun Watson is Tweeting Quite a Bit, And This Can't Be Good

1 day ago by Sean Pendergast
These are anxious times we are living in right now. I don't need to list all of the reasons or ripple effects as to why we are all so on edge. You know those. What we don't need right now is any sort of undue stress in our sporting lives...
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Houston Records Its First Coronavirus Death in the City on Day Two of Stay Home

2 days ago by Margaret Downing
On Day Two of the city's stay at home order, Houston's Health Department today recorded the first death in the city due to the coronavirus: a woman in her 60s who had underlying health conditions and who died at an area hosptial Speaking at the mayor's afternoon press conference, Dr. David...
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There's Never Been a Better Time For the Vulcan Salute

2 days ago by Mark Herman Reyes
As with all new habits, we've still got some fine-tuning to do. The handshake — an age-old custom designed to show the hand holds no weapon — is now verboten. It seems our hands are in fact weaponized with insidious, invisible little viruses that are hell-bent on demolishing humanity. We've...
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HISD Cancels its Food Distribution Starting Today

2 days ago by Margaret Downing
Houston ISD has announced it is cancelling its food distribution sites throughout the district starting today. Previously scheduled pickup availability will not be happening. HISD was operating the food giveaways for students and their families in partnership with the Houston Food Bank. In response to high demand after iit first...

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