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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...

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'Did everything wrong': 2 stand-up comedians test positive for COVID-19 after San Antonio shows

'Did everything wrong': 2 stand-up comedians test positive for COVID-19 after San Antonio shows

ByImageCaptionCloseComedian Bryan Callen tested positive for COVID-19 after performing in San Antonio.Comedian Bryan Callen tested positive for COVID-19 after performing in San Antonio.'Did everything wrong': 2 stand-up comedians test positive for COVID-19 after San Antonio showsBack to GalleryTwo stand-up comedians tested positive for COVID-19 after performing in San Antonio.Bryan Callen and Brendan Schaub announced their test results following June 25-27 shows at the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club."I tested positive pending for COVID-19 guys," Callen wrote , advising anyone who fist bumped or...

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'We're seeing the worst of the worst': Houston nurse describes dire situation in ICU surge

'We're seeing the worst of the worst': Houston nurse describes dire situation in ICU surge

ByImageCaptionClose"It's organized chaos, " Memorial Hermann ICU nurse, Jesse Cannizzo said. "I'm a trauma nurse. That's my background.  We're seeing rapid changes day-to-day."What's most disquieting for Cannizzo is that the intense influx of patients doesn't stop at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital."It's organized chaos, " Memorial Hermann ICU nurse, Jesse Cannizzo said. "I'm a trauma nurse. That's my background.  We're seeing rapid changes day-to-day."What's most disquieting for Cannizzo is that the'We're seeing the worst of the worst': Houston nurse describes dire situation in...

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COVID-19 challenges continue for The Woodlands Fire Department

COVID-19 challenges continue for The Woodlands Fire Department

ByImageCaptionCloseThe Woodlands Fire Chief Palmer Buck said Wednesday, July 8, 2020, that three firefighters who had tested positive for the coronavirus in June were still in quarantine and two new staff members recently tested positive and have now entered quarantine. In late June, eight staff were in quarantine but three had come back to work and another 10 were placed in quarantine. In this file image, Woodlands firefighters extinguish an Entergy Texas electrical transformer fire behind Los Cucos Mexican Cafe in The Village of Panther Creek on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2019, was quickly...

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Texas GOP convention in Houston is canceled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announces

Texas GOP convention in Houston is canceled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announces

Chron.com staffImageCaptionCloseHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner, shown here June 1, said he has requested the cancellation of Texas Republican Party’s convention contract with the city.Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, shown here June 1, said he has requested the cancellation of Texas Republican Party’s convention contract with the city.Texas GOP convention in Houston is canceled, Mayor Sylvester Turner announcesBack to GalleryHouston Mayor Sylvester Turner has instructed the Houston First Corporation to cancel the Texas Republican Party's convention slated to be held in person in Houston next...

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Neil Armstrong's former El Lago home lists at $375K, offers chance to own piece of NASA history

Neil Armstrong's former El Lago home lists at $375K, offers chance to own piece of NASA history

Now's your chance to own a piece of NASA history. The family home of Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the moon, is now on the market for $375,000.The Armstrong family lived in El Lago for most of the 1960's, during NASA's Apollo and Gemini missions, leading all the way up to 1971, when Neil retired and left NASA.The home is listed by the Loken Group, a team of real estate agents working out of Keller Williams Platinum Office. .View Comments

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Gunman opens fire in busy south Houston intersection, striking 4

Gunman opens fire in busy south Houston intersection, striking 4

ByImageCaptionCloseHouston police investigate a shooting that took place at the intersection of Holcombe Boulevard and the South Freeway on Sunday, July 5, 2020.Houston police investigate a shooting that took place at the intersection of Holcombe Boulevard and the South Freeway on Sunday, July 5, 2020.Gunman opens fire in busy south Houston intersection, striking 4Back to GalleryThree men and a woman were wounded when a gunman opened fire in a busy south Houston intersection Sunday night.The shooter and three men were involved in some kind of argument near Holcombe Boulevard and the South...

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Thousands of hotels facing foreclosure as pandemic persists

Thousands of hotels facing foreclosure as pandemic persists

ByImageCaptionCloseHotel patrons look out their windows after decorating them for the Hilton Houston Post Oak Balcony Decorating Contest. Since the novel coronavirus began spreading throughout Houston, occupancy rates have plummeted, causing hotels like the Hilton Houston Post Oak to ask for relief on their loans.Hotel patrons look out their windows after decorating them for the Hilton Houston Post Oak Balcony Decorating Contest. Since the novel coronavirus began spreading throughout Houston, occupancy rates haveThousands of hotels facing foreclosure as pandemic persistsBack to...

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Struggling small businesses may find relief soon thanks to new Harris County program

Struggling small businesses may find relief soon thanks to new Harris County program

ByImageCaptionClose"The impact of this crisis on small businesses has been devastating," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. "We can’t afford to lose a source of jobs, innovation and the enterprising spirit our region is known for.""The impact of this crisis on small businesses has been devastating," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. "We can’t afford to lose a source of jobs, innovation and the enterprising spirit our region isHarris County launches $30M grant program for small, local businessesBack to GallerySmall, local Houston businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic...

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‘We feel like we’re being targeted’: Katy bar owners suffer under governor’s shutdown order

‘We feel like we’re being targeted’: Katy bar owners suffer under governor’s shutdown order

ByImageCaptionCloseBattlehops Brewery in Katy offers craft beers, non-alcoholic beverages and most importantly, board games.Battlehops Brewery in Katy offers craft beers, non-alcoholic beverages and most importantly, board games.‘We feel like we’re being targeted’: Katy bar owners suffer under governor’s shutdown orderBack to GalleryCOVID-19 cases have reached a fever pitch following Gov. Greg Abbott’s process of reopening the state, causing the governor to backtrack on the reopening of several industries. Among these, bars have again been shuttered following a June 26 mandate from...

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The legend of the Astros' free beer 'Foamer Nights'

The legend of the Astros' free beer 'Foamer Nights'

ByImageCaptionCloseFans rush the Astrodome beer vendors during a 1974 "Foamer Night," in which fans are treated to free beer if an Astros player bashes a home run when the foamer light is illuminated.Fans rush the Astrodome beer vendors during a 1974 "Foamer Night," in which fans are treated to free beer if an Astros player bashes a home run when the foamer light is illuminated.The legend of the Astros' free beer 'Foamer Nights'Back to GalleryCliff Johnson played 15 seasons in the big leagues and six with the Astros without ever making an All-Star team or making the playoffs in...

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Houston store clerk ‘fortunate to be alive’ after killing would-be robber, police say

Houston store clerk ‘fortunate to be alive’ after killing would-be robber, police say

ByImageCaptionCloseHouston police investigate a deadly shooting in the 8000 block of Fulton on Monday, June 29, 2020.Houston police investigate a deadly shooting in the 8000 block of Fulton on Monday, June 29, 2020.Houston store clerk ‘fortunate to be alive’ after killing would-be robber, police sayBack to GalleryA would-be robber was shot dead after he opened fire inside a north Houston convenience store Monday night, police said.The 56-year-old man walked into the Super Qwik Food Store in the 8000 block of Fulton around 10 p.m., according to Houston Police Department detective Sgt. Joshua...

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'It's absolutely horrifying': Coronavirus expert warns of dire health crisis amid Texas surge

'It's absolutely horrifying': Coronavirus expert warns of dire health crisis amid Texas surge

ByImageCaptionCloseDr. Peter Hotez and his science partner, Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, in their vaccine lab at Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development - Baylor College of Medicine, in February 2020.Dr. Peter Hotez and his science partner, Dr. Maria Elena Bottazzi, in their vaccine lab at Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development - Baylor College of Medicine, in February 2020.'It's absolutely horrifying': Coronavirus expert warns of dire health crisis amid Texas surgeBack to GalleryHouston and Texas must take significant action before the weekend arrives to...

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Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

Democrats warn against overconfidence in fight against Trump

Bill Barrow, Associated PressImageCaptionCloseFILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are stepping up warnings to Democrats to avoid becoming complacent.FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden pauses while speaking during an event in Lancaster, Pa. Biden and his leading supporters are steppingDemocrats warn against overconfidence in fight against TrumpBack to...

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What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19

What they don’t tell you about surviving COVID-19

'Recovered' doesn't mean healthy againMike Moffitt, SFGATEA chest X-ray of a COVID-19 patient shows "consolidation," a radiological term refering to dense opacities obscuring lung vessels and bronchial walls. (File photo from the Zakarpattia Centre of Lung Diseases, Uzhhorod, western Ukraine,A chest X-ray of a COVID-19 patient shows "consolidation," a...Most people who catch the new coronavirus don’t experience severe symptoms, and some have no symptoms at all. COVID-19 saves its worst for relatively few.ICU nurse Sherie Antoinette has seen the serious cases first hand.The lucky ones — if...

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TMC leaders: COVID-19 surge is not eclipsing Houston hospital capacity

TMC leaders: COVID-19 surge is not eclipsing Houston hospital capacity

ByImageCaptionCloseDr. Tamara Simpson, left, and two nurses rush a covid patient to the Covid Unit at the Northeast Baptist Hospital Covid Unit, on Friday, April 24, 2020.Dr. Tamara Simpson, left, and two nurses rush a covid patient to the Covid Unit at the Northeast Baptist Hospital Covid Unit, on Friday, April 24, 2020.TMC leaders: COVID-19 surge is not eclipsing Houston hospital capacityBack to GalleryHealthcare CEOs of the Texas Medical Center said Thursday that a letter that was sent out to the community Wednesday regarding the hospital system's "increasingly stretched" ICU capacity...

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She was furloughed. So she became 'Lasagna Lady,' and made 1,200 pans of free lasagna for those in need.

She was furloughed. So she became 'Lasagna Lady,' and made 1,200 pans of free lasagna for those in need.

Cathy Free, The Washington PostImageCaptionCloseMichelle Brenner with a cooler full of cheese for making lasagna.Michelle Brenner with a cooler full of cheese for making lasagna.She was furloughed. So she became 'Lasagna Lady,' and made 1,200 pans of free lasagna for those in need.Back to GalleryAfter Michelle Brenner was furloughed from her job at a menswear store in Gig Harbor, Wash., because of the novel coronavirus pandemic, she turned to comfort-food therapy.Brenner, 45, made herself a huge pan of lasagna using her grandmother's recipe. Then, in a moment of pride after shopping for...

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Houston is ugly, and I've never felt more at home

Houston is ugly, and I've never felt more at home

ByImageCaptionCloseThe strip-mall sign outside Liberty High.The strip-mall sign outside Liberty High.Houston is ugly, and I've never felt more at homeBack to GalleryI’ve been a Texan long enough to confirm a few stereotypes about the Lone Star State.High school football is a big deal. We can’t drive on ice. And Houston is ugly.‘So, you’re from Houston?’:Disclaimer: I haven’t been a Houstonian for very long, and I’m no expert on architecture or city planning or anything like that.But Houston is a tangle of overlapping freeways that I have barely learned. Broad city roads are flanked by strip...

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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...

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Walk and camp where Texas dinosaurs once roamed at Dinosaur Valley State Park

Walk and camp where Texas dinosaurs once roamed at Dinosaur Valley State Park

Tucked off the beaten path in a small Texas town is a ,  where you can walk right in the tracks of rare, ancient dinosaurs along the .View Comments

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'Black Towns Matter' mural painted on street in Houston's Independence Heights

'Black Towns Matter' mural painted on street in Houston's Independence Heights

ByImageCaptionCloseLink Road in the Houston neighborhood of Independence Heights has "Black Towns Matter" painted on it in preparation for the community's Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19, 2020.Link Road in the Houston neighborhood of Independence Heights has "Black Towns Matter" painted on it in preparation for the community's Juneteenth celebration on Friday, June 19, 2020.'Black Towns Matter' mural painted on street in Houston's Independence HeightsBack to GalleryA "Black Towns Matter" mural has been painted on a street in , also known asThe large mural, which shows the message...

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Best Friends Animal Society, St. Arnold to hand out more than 19K pounds of free dog food

Best Friends Animal Society, St. Arnold to hand out more than 19K pounds of free dog food

ByImageCaptionClosePet owners can grab free dog food at the food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 19 at St. Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston. The event is first-come, first-served.Pet owners can grab free dog food at the food drive from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, June 19 at St. Arnold Brewing Company, 2000 Lyons Avenue, Houston. The event is first-come, first-served.Best Friends Animal Society, St. Arnold to hand out more than 19K pounds of free dog foodBack to GalleryMore than 19,000 pounds of free dog food will be handed out to Houston-area pet owners who have...

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Woodlands officials remain concerned about suicide rates

Woodlands officials remain concerned about suicide rates

ByImageCaptionCloseThe Woodlands Township Board of Directors is scheduled to , including updated statistics on suicides and attempted suicides in the township. A total of 31 suicides or attempted suicides have been reported in the township since Jan. 1, including 12 in the month of March. In The Woodlands, according to Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office statistics, there have been a total of 31 deaths by suicide or attempted suicides from Jan. 1 through May 31, 2020. Compared to 2019, there was a slight increase in both categories, with 26 total suicides or attempted suicidesThe Woodlands...

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Teen hanged himself on Spring elementary school property, police say

Teen hanged himself on Spring elementary school property, police say

ByImageCaptionCloseA black male teenager hung himself early Wednesday in what appears to be a suicide, HCSO says.A black male teenager hung himself early Wednesday in what appears to be a suicide, HCSO says.Photos from article: Teen allegedly hung himself on Spring elementary school propertyBack to GalleryA black male teenager hanged himself early Wednesday in what appears to be a suicide, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.Authorities said the teenager was found in a back corner on Ehrhardt Elementary School property. After reviewing surveillance footage, talking to neighbors...

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Man found dead in apparent suicide outside store in Shady Acres, police say

Man found dead in apparent suicide outside store in Shady Acres, police say

ByImageCaptionCloseA man was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday in the Heights, police said.A man was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday in the Heights, police said.Man found dead in apparent suicide outside store in Shady Acres, police sayBack to GalleryHouston police said they believe a Latino man found hanged early Monday was a likely suicide.After the man's body was discovered in the Shady Acres community, a Huffington Post freelance reporter mischaracterized the victim on Twitter as a black male and questioned official statements on the likely cause of death. The tweet was...

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