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'This has to stop': Houston ICUs filling up after surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations

'This has to stop': Houston ICUs filling up after surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations

ByImageCaptionCloseAs the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations have climbed, Houston hospital ICUs have seen an increased influx in patients. According to Houston Methodist Hospital's ICU lead, Dr. Faisal Masul, ICU admissions have shot up in the last week.As the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations have climbed, Houston hospital ICUs have seen an increased influx in patients. According to Houston Methodist Hospital's ICU lead, Dr. Faisal Masul, ICU admissions'This has to stop': Houston ICUs filling up after surge in COVID-19 hospitalizationsBack to GalleryIn just this past week, Texas...

June 19, 2020
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Rice University will hold classes in outdoor tents, asks students to bring own chairs

Rice University will hold classes in outdoor tents, asks students to bring own chairs

ByImageCaptionCloseRice University plans to take some of its fall courses outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will build nine structures on its campus to help maintain social distancing guidelines, according to a university release.Rice University plans to take some of its fall courses outdoors amid the COVID-19 pandemic and will build nine structures on its campus to help maintain social distancing guidelines, according to a universityRice University will hold classes in outdoor tents, asks students to bring own chairsBack to GalleryYou might consider class held in massive circus tents...

July 15, 2020
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DHS had access to messages from Portland protesters, document shows

DHS had access to messages from Portland protesters, document shows

Shane Harris, The Washington PostA senior Department of Homeland Security official told a Senate committee earlier this month that the department had not collected, exploited or analyzed information from the electronic devices or accounts of protesters in Portland, Ore.But an internal DHS document obtained by The Washington Post shows the department did have access to protesters' electronic messages and that their conversations were written up in an "intelligence report" that was disseminated to federal law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, as well as state and local governments.In a...

August 1, 2020
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Pasadena crowned one of America's best under-the radar suburbs

Pasadena crowned one of America's best under-the radar suburbs

Once considered a sleepy but growing town just down the road from Houston, Pasadena has won a new distinction as one of America's best "under-the radar" suburbs for 2020. Note to proud residents of Pasadena: It's the only Texas suburb on the list.A new from Zillow and Yelp has placed Pasadena at No. 5 among America's top 10 under-the-radar suburbs, based on home buyers seeking urban amenities and housing affordability, as first reported byBEST PLACES TO RETIRE: "Increased opportunities to work remotely are pushing more Americans to rethink how and where they want to live," "But even if...

October 9, 2020
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Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO charged in deadly listeria case

Ex-Blue Bell Creameries CEO charged in deadly listeria case

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former president of Blue Bell Creameries has been charged with wire fraud for allegedly trying to cover up a 2015 listeria outbreak linked to the company's ice cream that killed three people in Kansas and sickened several others, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday.A federal grand jury in Austin returned a seven-count indictment Tuesday charging Paul Kruse with six counts of wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to a Justice Department statement.Health officials notified Blue Bell in February 2015 that two ice cream products from...

October 21, 2020
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Fox News eyes a future with no White House fandom

Fox News eyes a future with no White House fandom

Spend a couple hours with Fox News on a typical weeknight, and you may come to see the potential election of Joe Biden as a cataclysm in the making.Prime-time host Laura Ingraham recently warned her viewers of the "Bolsheviks and billionaires" she said were propelling his candidacy. Frequent contributor Dan Bongino called Biden's campaign "the biggest con job in presidential election history." Last week, Sean Hannity sent a camera crew to stake out Biden's house to demand answers about the alleged contents of his son's laptop. Even the network's senior political analyst, Brit Hume, has...

October 29, 2020
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The untold story of Biden's 2019 trip to Houston

The untold story of Biden's 2019 trip to Houston

It was a secret well-kept by a select few, including Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and President Joe Biden.On the night of Sept. 12, 2019, Biden and nine other presidential hopefuls wrapped up a Democrat primary debate at Houston's Texas Southern University. It was one of several debates before Biden became the eventual Democrat nominee and president.REACTIONS:As the candidates were escorted from debate hall, police officers were pursuing men who had allegedly threatened a priest in an armed robbery about a mile away.Officer Taylor Roccaforte was attempting to arrest one of the men when...

January 20, 2021
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San Antonio 5th grader cashes in his 2-year-old GameStop stocks

San Antonio 5th grader cashes in his 2-year-old GameStop stocks

When Jaydyn Carr unwrapped his GameStop shares his mom gifted him for Kwanzaa two years ago, neither mother nor son expected he'd eventually be in the middle of a stock surge.Stock talks this week are centering on small investors, but Jaydyn might be the smallest and youngest, at least in San Antonio. He became a GameStock shareholder on Dec. 30, 2019, when he was eight, long before Reddit users combined and skyrocketed the prices of the struggling gaming company's shares from single to triple digits, blindsiding Wall Street. The now 10-year-old fifth grader is reeling from the excitement...

January 28, 2021
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NASA helicopter to take a spin on harsh, cold Mars

NASA helicopter to take a spin on harsh, cold Mars

Scientists are going to attempt something in the next few weeks that no one has ever done. They're going to fly a helicopter on Mars.The robotic aircraft is named Ingenuity, and its core is about the size of a softball. For the past seven months, the device has been rocketing toward the Red Planet inside a rover called Perseverance. After traveling at nearly 25,000 miles per hour, they are scheduled to touch down on Martian soil Thursday. (Get updates at mars.nasa.gov/mars2020.)NASA has been exploring the surface of Mars with rovers for about 25 years, says Dave Lavery, a scientist and...

February 15, 2021
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H-E-B asks customers for help amid another national shortage

H-E-B asks customers for help amid another national shortage

ByImageCaptionCloseAn unforeseen consequence of COVID-19, the coronavirus shutdowns have halted the flow of coins through households, businesses and banks, the head of the Federal Reserve said in a June hearing before the House Financial Services Committee. He said the flow of coins has essentially stopped after the economic shutdowns earlier this year and now the U.S. is experiencing a shortage.An unforeseen consequence of COVID-19, the coronavirus shutdowns have halted the flow of coins through households, businesses and banks, the head of the Federal Reserve said in a June hearing before...

July 10, 2020
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