Tag: Houston

Official: 19 dead due to virus at Texas nursing home

MISSOURI CITY, Texas (AP) — Nineteen people at a Texas nursing home have died due to the coronavirus and 24 employees have been infected,...

Houston to enforce masks with fines; Texas deaths top 7,000

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's mayor on Monday instructed police to begin issuing $250 fines for flouting statewide mask orders in hopes that August will...

Texas passes 4,000 deaths, but Houston sees rates steady

By PAUL J. WEBER Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas surpassed 4,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic Monday but officials in Houston, one of...

Army, New York giving Houston a helping hand during pandemic

By NOMAAN MERCHANT and JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Teams of doctors and nurses from New York and the U.S. Army have...

Americans are bewildered by patchwork of social-distancing rules

By Kristen V Brown Bloomberg News As states report record numbers of new COVID-19 cases, Americans are left confused about how to handle daily life. The...

Texas city, county leaders want authority to implement local stay-at-home orders

By Cassandra Pollock and Juan Pablo Garnham, Texas Tribune As Texas grapples with soaring coronavirus cases and hospitalizations, local elected officials in some of the...

Tracking coronavirus cases proves difficult amid new surge

By TAMMY WEBBER, BRADY McCOMBS and JOHN MONE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Health departments around the U.S. that are using contact tracers to contain...

Some states break virus records as US caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states...

Texas man whose son was killed by police wants videos

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas man whose son was shot and killed by Houston police in April is calling for law enforcement officials to...

Houston to remove Confederate statues from city parks

HOUSTON (AP) — Two statues that pay tribute to the Confederacy will be removed from Houston city parks, Mayor Sylvester Turner announced Thursday. The statue...

`He is going to change the world’: Funeral held for Floyd

By JUAN A. LOZANO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and ADAM GELLER Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — George Floyd was fondly remembered Tuesday as "Big Floyd" — a...

Gov. Abbott pays respects at service for Floyd

HOUSTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has paid his respects with hundreds of people mourning the death of George Floyd at a church...

Floyd family members join 60,000 protesters at Houston rally

By JUAN A. LOZANO and JAMIE STENGLE Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — The family of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis police custody...

Woman, boy, 5, drown in Houston home of ex-Dodger Crawford

HOUSTON (AP) — A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers player Carl Crawford's Houston home,...

Houston officials use poop to track the spread of COVID-19

By JASPER SCHERER Houston Chronicle HOUSTON (AP) — City health officials and Rice University scientists have begun testing Houston wastewater samples for COVID-19, a process...

Leaders balance optimism with threat of second virus wave

By FRANK JORDANS and NOMAAN MERCHANT Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Trump administration officials spoke optimistically about a relatively quick rebound from the coronavirus Sunday...

Coronavirus and downturn slam America’s oil patch

By Molly Hennessy-Fiske Los Angeles Times HOUSTON — In the days and weeks before coronavirus cases began spiking in Texas, Chris Williams had already sensed...

Experts: Business has reopened in Texas, but economy won’t be back soon

By Mitchell Ferman and Anna Novak, Texas Tribune HOUSTON — The Texas economy has been protected unlike elsewhere in the country during some of the...