Houston, Harris County, Texas discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts


Eighty <Speech_Male> eight seven in houston. <Speech_Male> I'm eddie robinson. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Just end the <Speech_Male> houston. Texans <Speech_Male> have closed their <Speech_Male> facility this morning <Speech_Male> after one of <Speech_Male> their players tested <Speech_Male> positive for covid nineteen. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> Espn reports <Speech_Male> texans announced <Speech_Male> that they were informed <Speech_Male> at the positive test <Speech_Male> last night. At <Speech_Male> all their operations <Speech_Male> today will be conducted. <Speech_Male> Virtually <Speech_Male> in a statement. <Speech_Male> The team says the player <Speech_Male> immediately self-isolated <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> and contact tracing <Speech_Male> has begun. <Speech_Male> The texans <Speech_Male> play the jaguars <Speech_Male> jacksonville on <Speech_Male> sunday. And <Speech_Male> there's been no official word <Speech_Male> yet on the status <Speech_Male> of that game. <Speech_Male> Meanwhile <Speech_Male> new cova nineteen <Speech_Male> cases in houston <Speech_Male> continued to <Speech_Male> rise but <Speech_Male> not had the steep <Speech_Male> pace seen <Speech_Male> during the surge <Speech_Male> the summer. <Speech_Male> The number <Speech_Male> of new cases confirmed <Speech_Male> each day has been <Speech_Male> rising for more <Speech_Male> than a month now. <Speech_Male> The texts medical center <Speech_Male> measures the virus spread <Speech_Male> as <Speech_Male> increasing <Speech_Male> at the same <Speech_Male> time. New hospitalizations <Speech_Male> from covid <Speech_Male> nineteen in huston have <Speech_Male> remained mostly flat <Speech_Male> in the long term. <Speech_Male> The story <Speech_Male> is different for the whole <Speech_Male> of texas <Speech_Male> hospitalizations <Speech_Male> and new cases <Speech_Male> across the state <Speech_Male> have increased <Speech_Male> drastically <Speech_Male> over the past month <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> been counties <Speech_Male> democratic county. Judge <Speech_Male> is blaming <Speech_Male> gerrymandering. <Speech_Male> For tuesday's <Speech_Male> mixed results. There <Speech_Male> are political <Speech_Male> reporter. Angie <Speech_Male> schneider tells us democrats <Speech_Male> thought that <Speech_Male> increase diversity <Speech_Male> in fort ben <Speech_Male> would give them <Speech_Male> the edge. Republicans <Speech_Male> prevailed in <Speech_Male> texas second <Speech_Male> congressional district <Speech_Male> with sheriff. <Speech_Male> Try nails beating <Speech_Male> sri preston. Carney <Speech_Male> despite <Speech_Male> called carney spending <Speech_Male> nearly three times <Speech_Male> more on his campaign. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> gop candidates <Speech_Male> also won three <Speech_Male> of the county state <Speech_Male> representative seats. <Speech_Male> County <Speech_Male> judge kp. <Speech_Male> George said it's no <Speech_Male> surprise. Given <Speech_Male> how those districts <SpeakerChange> were <Speech_Male> drawn <Silence> forty <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> more than five <Speech_Male> six percent <Speech_Male> to the democratic <Speech_Male> side <Speech_Male> even in tony eighteen <Speech_Male> also <Speech_Male> but These <Speech_Male> districts <Speech_Male> match <Speech_Male> is still <Speech_Male> didn't <Speech_Male> <hes> <SpeakerChange> flip <Speech_Male> Expected <Speech_Male> fort bend. <Speech_Male> County is one of the most <Speech_Male> ethnically diverse in <Speech_Male> the nation. And one <Speech_Male> of the fastest growing. <Speech_Male> George <Speech_Male> noted the democrats <Speech_Male> took three of the <Speech_Male> countywide contests <Speech_Male> where gerrymandering <Speech_Male> was not a factor. <Speech_Male> Those <Speech_Male> included the race for <Speech_Male> sheriff as well as for <Speech_Male> county attorney and <Speech_Male> tax assessor collector. <Speech_Male> <Speech_Male> I'm andrew <SpeakerChange> schneider <Speech_Male> in houston. Meanwhile <Speech_Male> voter turn <Speech_Male> out here. In harris county <Speech_Male> set an all time record <Speech_Male> this year immigration <Speech_Male> attorney gordon. <Speech_Male> Quan told townsquare <Speech_Male> yesterday that diverse <Speech_Male> <SpeakerChange> voter turnout <Speech_Male> was a major driving. <Speech_Male> Force have <Speech_Male> more elected <Speech_Male> officials of <Speech_Male> different ethnic groups <Speech_Male> than ever before <Speech_Male> we head engagement <Speech_Male> by the <Speech_Male> hispanic community <Speech_Male> that we've been begging <Speech_Male> to get involved with <Speech_Male> the african <Speech_Male> american community <Speech_Male> the fact that so <Speech_Male> many people voted. <Speech_Male> Everybody <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> wants to participate. <Speech_Male> Latino <Speech_Male> voter registration was <Speech_Male> up by more than thirty percent <Speech_Male> compared to last <Speech_Male> year. The harris county <Speech_Male> clerk's office says a majority <Speech_Male> of them voted <Speech_Male> before election <Speech_Male> day. <Speech_Male> A. bit mile <Speech_Male> not as <Speech_Male> chilly this morning <Speech_Male> but still pretty cool <Speech_Male> and comfortable <Speech_Male> with a few clouds. <Speech_Male> There's some patchy <Speech_Male> fog and areas <Speech_Male> but expect <Speech_Male> some sunshine <Speech_Male> to take full <Speech_Male> control this afternoon <Speech_Male> with warm <Speech_Male> temperatures close <Speech_Male> to around eighty <Speech_Male> degrees right now. <Speech_Male> Some clouds sixty <Speech_Male> four in the third <Speech_Male> ward sixty. Four near the <Speech_Male> galleria. <SpeakerChange> I'm eddie <Speech_Male> robinson and houston <Speech_Male> support for. Npr <Speech_Male> comes from <Speech_Male> npr stations. Other contributors include jones day in integrated partnership.

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