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Weekend Mass Shootings Dominate News Coverage

The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated

01:47 min | Last month

Weekend Mass Shootings Dominate News Coverage

"Killer in laguna Woods, you may not know about. Yesterday afternoon, a 60 year old Asian man, that's the only description I have from the Los Angeles Times, stood up in a luncheon honoring a former pastor at a Taiwanese Christian church in laguna Woods, which is not far from my old home in Orange County. They were welcoming back for a luncheon, Jerry Chen, excuse me, I want to get that Jerry Chandler's the fellow gave the quote the former pastor's name is here somewhere I can't find it, but Tom Kramer, who is the head of the presbytery of Los ranchos. Again, I used to be a member of this Presbyterian. Kramer did not know if the pastor was harmed in the shooting, a pastor clobbered the gunman as he tried to reload with a chair and a bunch of the so called older victims. They were all in their 60s. Those not shot tackle them in hog tied in, but it's a 60 year old Asian man is the killer there. In Harris county, Texas, the more traditional weekend shooting, two young men shooting at each other, wounding three and killing two at a Harris county flea market. At 1 p.m. on Sunday afternoon. So guns are everywhere, The Wall Street Journal, however, wrote about the particular evil of the buffalo shooting. There is a culture of white supremacy in the United States and people need to understand not large, but it definitely evil and it's dangerous because it attracts the unbalance like this 18 year old this was pure evil said Erie county sheriff Garcia in an app summary of the mass murder at a cyber market in Buffalo writes The Wall Street Journal. That appears to be racially motivated. The alleged shooter 18 year old Peyton gendron, the last time you'll hear his name on my show, is another young man possessed by inexplicable hatred.

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All 10 Astroworld Victims Died of ‘Compression Asphyxia,’ According to Medical Examiner

AP News Radio

00:36 sec | 7 months ago

All 10 Astroworld Victims Died of ‘Compression Asphyxia,’ According to Medical Examiner

"Medical medical examiners examiners say say compression compression is is fix fix your your cause cause the the deaths deaths of of ten ten people people at at the the Astor Astor world world music music festival festival in in Houston Houston last last month month I'm I'm marquees marquees are are a a letter letter with with the the latest latest the the crowd crowd surges surges Travis Travis Scott Scott performs performs at at the the Astor Astor world world music music festival festival created created a a crush crush so so tight tight it it cause cause suffocation suffocation according according to to medical medical examiners examiners with with the the Harris Harris County County institute institute of of forensic forensic sciences sciences in in Houston Houston they they determined determined the the ten ten people people who who died died ranging ranging in in age age from from nine nine to to twenty twenty seven seven were were packed packed so so tightly tightly they they could could not not brief brief one one man's man's death death was was also also attributed attributed to to cocaine cocaine methamphetamine methamphetamine and and ethanol ethanol Scott Scott has has said said he he was was unaware unaware of of the the doubts doubts until until after after his his performance performance was was over over medical medical examiners examiners say say compression compression asphyxia asphyxia caused caused the the deaths deaths of of ten ten people people at at the the Astor Astor world world music music festival festival in in Houston Houston last last month month I'm I'm marquees marquees are are a a letter letter with with the the latest latest the the crowd crowd surges surges Travis Travis Scott Scott performs performs at at the the Astor Astor world world music music festival festival created created a a crush crush so so tight tight it it cause cause suffocation suffocation according according to to medical medical examiners examiners with with the the Harris Harris County County institute institute of of forensic forensic sciences sciences in in Houston Houston they they

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Sheriff: 1 dead, 13 injured in shooting at vigil in Texas

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 7 months ago

Sheriff: 1 dead, 13 injured in shooting at vigil in Texas

"One one person person was was killed killed at at least least thirteen thirteen others others injured injured in in a a drive drive by by shooting shooting during during a a candlelight candlelight vigil vigil Sunday Sunday evening evening near near Houston Houston according according to to a a sheriff's sheriff's Harris Harris County County sheriff sheriff ed ed Gonzalez Gonzalez says says the the shooting shooting happened happened when when about about fifty fifty people people were were gathered gathered for for a a celebration celebration of of life life in in Baytown Baytown which which is is about about twenty twenty five five miles miles west west of of Houston Houston he he says says the the vehicle vehicle drove drove by by right right as as they they were were releasing releasing balloons balloons up up into into the the air air and and opened opened fire fire into into the the crowd crowd three three of of the the wounded wounded were were taken taken to to hospitals hospitals by by helicopter helicopter one one of of the the injured injured was was believed believed to to be be a a young young child child according according to to Gonzalez Gonzalez officers officers were were later later called called to to the the Medical Medical Center Center were were some some of of the the wounded wounded were were taken taken because because of of a a disturbance disturbance there there I'm I'm Julie Julie Walker Walker

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Houston officials pick internal review of Astroworld tragedy

AP News Radio

00:42 sec | 8 months ago

Houston officials pick internal review of Astroworld tragedy

"We're learning more about how the astroworld crowned crush investigation will be done there will not be an independent probe into the disastrous crowd surge that killed ten people and injured hundreds of others at Houston music festival earlier this month Houston area officials are going to do it themselves rejecting calls for an independent investigation into what happened instead officials have chosen the top elected official in the area to run the probe Harris County judge Lena hill Dogo was the one who proposed a third party program the first place instead now she will be working with other city and county entities to review the security and safety plans for the event that was headlined by rapper Travis Scott I'm Oscar wells Gabriel

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Travis Scott superfan traumatized by Astroworld Festival experience: 'I can't support Travis anymore'

AP News Radio

00:50 sec | 8 months ago

Travis Scott superfan traumatized by Astroworld Festival experience: 'I can't support Travis anymore'

"Calls for an independent review into the Travis Scott rap concert as Houston police continue to investigate how eight people ended up dead and hundreds more injured Houston police and fire were deeply involved in safety measures for the music festival now the city's police department is leading the criminal investigation were us surging crowd killed eight people as video on social media shows many at the concert trying to get the performance to stop the county's top elected official is calling for a separate independent review crowd safety experts say outsiders could help avoid conflicts Harris County which owns the venue is considering its own investigation meanwhile Travis Scott has offered to pay for the funerals we fun tickets and canceled his appearance at a Vegas concert I'm

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Crowd Surge Kills at Least 8 at Travis Scott's Astroworld Houston Concert

The Charlie Kirk Show

03:11 min | 8 months ago

Crowd Surge Kills at Least 8 at Travis Scott's Astroworld Houston Concert

"So for the last couple of months, we have to have these safety focused parents all about vaccinating their children and having them wear masks when they shower. What if I told you that in Harris county, Texas, it was far more dangerous to go to a rap concert this last weekend? Then getting COVID as a young person. That's a statistical fact. Remember, San Francisco is forcing the vaccine for kids 5 to 11, even though none of them died. Now, what parents allow their children to go to these sad excuses for public gatherings called concerts, I just don't understand it. I don't get it. I don't understand parenting in the modern era. But what happened this last weekend, you might not have heard was a Travis Scott concert. Now, I don't know much about Travis Scott. I think he's married to one of the Kardashians. Is that right? Or was or is or they're all like polyamorous, right? Who knows? I can't keep up with that. Nor do I attempt to. That's Alex Clark's job, right? Just since you have a whole show dedicated to that, like the Kardashian marriage tree. He's dating Kylie. Oh, yeah. What a great role model. And so this I'm gonna say this, I'm gonna get blowback from the media, but it's true. What I saw based on all images based on all video and footage was nothing short of demonic, this last weekend, I'm gonna get blown up by the media for saying that. It's just true. You look at what you saw of this guy Travis Scott performing at what's called astral world, he performed for 37 minutes after the event was called a mass casualty event. And if you don't believe me, I want you to look at cut 17, he continues to sing if you could call his former music singing, while someone appears to have a seizure. Play cut 17. So what happened in astral world we're still not sure either it's a mosh pit, someone was stabbing people with needles, right? We don't really know. The essence of it. But crowd control medical procedures, all these things were not followed. And one of the main takeaways should first be is could you imagine if Donald Trump at one of his maga rallies kept on speaking? When people started to get overwhelmed and started get piled on, high schoolers in college students among the dead at the ASTRO world festival, which is a tragedy obviously, but the first question should be, what parent allows their kid to go to a concert like this when you're childs in high school. 8 children are dead or 8 people are now dead. From different high schools and colleges in a local area, one came all the way from Ohio for this concert. Which I just can't understand the draw or the attraction of that. It's like, yeah, let's go to a concert next to a 100,000 people when everyone's doing drugs and you might

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:14 min | 10 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Safety is as the commissioners don't show up and we end up with This this this no new revenue situation so and that the revenue cap that pass it the state legislature means that texas can only change so much from year to year. It's a bit of a complicated thing. But basically you know because you set the base one year and you can only increase it. A certain percentage it. Whatever you do today is going to impact you down the line so Anyway i'm optimistic. We'll learn a good place but we need folks to speak up and supportive of the nurses are flood control district. A law enforcement offices You know an end to clarify commission. Today's meeting is a public hearing to hear what folks think about. The the tattoo proposed tax rate. The two point two percent tax cut and real folks to to say you know it's reasonable extremely reasonable A cut it is a responsible plan that covers the budget and the alternative would leave us in the whole forty minutes of the hospital district about ten million for the general fund and and and and also Cut for the flood control district. So so that's the hearing today. And then the voting where the commissioners may not show up Would be taking place in a few weeks. So so you can sign up to speed court today. Share your priorities And and anyway that's the happy to go into more detail but my understanding is that the vote over The proposal would be next week. Am i wrong with that. It depends on what happens day It depends on what happens today. But in theory it would be in the next in the next weeks We have these Questions for you via twitter from lex. What's the status of the lawsuit against texts dot over the north houston highway improvement project. This is the controversial forty-five widening project. And how do you plan on moving forward. After the texas transportation approval of texts ten year plan to fund it so the the forty five expansion as proposed particularly particularly segments. One and two. Which are the you know as you as you move a little bit. Farther north robbie's we still in the heart of houston harris county Extremely problematic in the sense that you know it's a massive project and it still is driving transportation policy From the eisenhower era you know wider and wider highways More and more cars. We know that that does not decrease congestion. In fact it increases it. We saw it with. I tend You know an expanded footprint that will bring schools Businesses within the sort of air pollution cloud of the highway that has been shown you know scientifically to increase asthma rates on on children of course environmental impact speaking of climate change and pollution. You know more and more cars not to not to mention the fact that if we continue a we continue with the transportation policy that fundamentally excludes meaningful substantive transit. We're gonna continue being behind other areas in the country and the world. So you know my position. Is we want a project. We need a better highway. There are challenges with the current highway. But we want it done right. And the communities that are going to be affected by our almost unanimous on we need a narrow footprint. We need transit And there there is a path forward so right now You know there still time to have discussions with tech start That is happening I am i am. I'm standing firm on you. Know there's no reason why The state needs to impose a certain design when there is a different design but is a win win for everybody and so that's where we need to land and and you know in the.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:19 min | 10 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"From harris county before your business. Hasn't then you will receive more points for the randomized. Drawing nicholas last week reminded us of the need for ongoing flood. Mitigation projects lauren rights. And asks if you can give an update on the concretizing of buffalo bayou lawrence's. There was some recent chatter about the army corps of engineers pushing through the project and a lot of resulting outcry. Is that going to happen Not sure i the latest on that. I will tell you that the flood control projects continue to top speed. There was a concern of you. Know the two and a half million dollar bond pass before. I was a county judge but it was presented sort of assuming that we were going to receive federal funding. That had not been committed on paper anywhere. It had a conversation Or certain money from the state the state had said sure you guys are gonna get this but they had signed anything And so then the state said never mind. That money's not coming so we have found a way to make up that gap with some transportation funding The state's gonna send does it. Looks like seven hundred fifty million dollars so we managed to get them to send so right. Now there should not be must something changes the concern about all the projects getting done. As far as the specific question of the of the concrete buffalo by i will have to refer this person to the office because i don't know the latest but we can circle back. Her mom would like to know. When the county will start efforts to create a climate plan and resiliency plan herman that is underway now. the the beginnings of it anyway so we established an office of sustainability within the county. The first we had that the reason that just as in the loan offices because it just touches every piece of what we do in the.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:00 min | 10 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Jails are another concern. The harris county deputies organization on monday announced a class action civil rights lawsuit targeting u The county commissioners sheriff gonzales and the county itself on behalf of deputies who staff the harris county jail and who say they are so understaffed that For example they are unable to get bathroom breaks. They're also frustrated by what they see as a growing rate of assaults on guards and drug abuse among inmates and according to one of their attorneys. You've knowingly underfunded the jail. What's your response to that are. Are there any plans to provide more funding for the harris county jail. Let me just because we just talked about bail. Let me let me take a step back for a minute on that topic. One of the things we did Twenty nineteen was misdemeanor bail reform. And that was because the the misdemeanor bell system in harris county was so Disparate so unjust that it was unconstitutional routinely. People who had money would walk out for crimes that are accusations. low level. obviously misdemeanors that others. Who didn't have money had to stay in jail for you. Know days weeks months And so that was done with the federal court. There's an independent monitor that has been studying the impacts of misdemeanor bail reform and has found that you know letting low level folks go back to their lives and comeback to trial works just fine. Recidivism has an increased because of it if anything it's gone down They just produce another report like last week..

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

04:53 min | 10 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Airport monday morning. According to police the man who shot them also dead. The harris county sheriff's office is investigating as his hpd's internal affairs division and the harris county as office. What more can you tell us. And what more would you like to say about this. Well it's it's a terrible tragedy. It we forget sometimes the types of sacrifices that our leaders in law enforcement make every day and their families. You know they go to work knowing that this may be a possibility that they're putting themselves in danger and And so it's important for us to to stop and remember that an honor that and so i am just heartbroken. I was when i heard the news. Yesterday i spoke with the mayor spoke with the Chief thinner and You know very much. I know all of us are pulling for sergeant vans who is in the hospital. It sounds like he's doing all right. And obviously you know. All the relevant agencies are investigating the details but It's it's a tragic situation it really is and and and the the The thing we can do really to honor these folks as remember just how much they put their lives at risk And and pray for them in their families. That's actually a a sentiment on the mind of one listener. Who emailed us with this question asking you why are judges not being held accountable for allowing criminals to be released on personal recognizance bonds over and over again so many continue to commit crimes. Police are putting their lives on the line to arrest them just to be released on bond any Response to that. Yeah i think you know. There's a challenge in terms of..

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"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

The Michael Berry Show

08:22 min | 10 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

"Let's start with a positive story. A world war two veteran. Frank grassberg back in two thousand nine received a letter from a nine year old little girl who thanked him for his service during the war. The letter touched him so much. He still carries it around with him at his nursing home. His bucket list was to meet that little girl who sent that letter and after years of searching he was finally able to do it now. She's all grown up serving in the national guard inside the vitality senior residences in strong's villa ohio ninety five year old frank. Grasp burger sits on a treasure literally sets in fact. Frank says other than his wife. Dolores almost nothing matters more to him than this note which he carries everywhere. I never be without it. Why didn't matter so much that you have it with you all the time because it's something that somebody thought of made that much when he has that letter with him he has a feeling of faith and trust and lobs to understand how a letter can do all that you. I need to know that. Frank is a world war two veteran and back in two thousand nine. A third grader wrote to thank him first service. If it wasn't for you we would never have freedom. I'm so happy. You made sacrifices your friend to sean priest to frank that simple thank you came to symbolize a life well-served. I'm taking the that that. I have a letter like this. He wanted to thank the author. We never could find her. He says before it closed my eyes. I i have to find her. I have to find her just about everyone who works here was well aware franks attachment to that letter and his decade-long desire to find the little girl who wrote it so the staff did some sleuthing and lo and behold this shawna is now twenty one. She vividly remembers writing the ladder as a school assignment. Because she's so admired people in uniform despite loud too so it was like an honor and honor that continued. When does shawn surprised. Brian in her national guard. Uniform on get so much you can imagine. The feeling i had one. She stood next. I just took my breath away. Really did i thought. Where's his heart pills on. This is it. This is the big one coming in. This is a really. Fortunately franks heart only swelled and may never return to its original size so this is the beginning of something Friendship family not friendship. There's love their deep down in the heart. She liked my third daughter humidity. Is it's tired with a lot of love and affection. And it's the same way who knew a simple thank. You could make life complete fox news. Local twenty six has done a wonderful job in a series. They call breaking bond where they have taken actual cases not the cold draft statistics but actual cases and shown you the results of what happens. When you let bad guys back out on the street and bad girls it turns out a houston woman with a murder charge. She allegedly stabbed her neighbor and dumped her body in the ditch released on fifty thousand dollars. Bond which means shown had to come up with five grand. Now she's been arrested for stabbing possible witness in that same murder case in our ongoing series breaking. We've been telling you how some judges release repeat violent offenders from jail by granting them multiple bonds and some of those offenders just commit more crimes now felisa washington is accused of doing while out on bond is sounds like something out of a movie last july. We told you how harris county criminal disaccord such chris. Morton repeatedly freed thirty eight years convicted felons geoffrey robertson from jail morton grant of the alleged serial burger total of fourteen bonds on twenty seven year old murder suspect. Felicia washington ended up in judge chris. Morton scored the. Da's office requested a one hundred thousand dollar bond but morten lowered to just fifty grand. She walked out of jail last december. What we did in court today was simply prove that this defendant was washington violated a number of her bond conditions from the murder. Washington is accused of murdering ramona jones. A mother of three last october understated. Jasmine jones's ramona's oldest daughter. I think doesn't all different types of ways you know. She was a grandmother daughter now. Washington is accused of stabbing a possible witness to the murder. This individual who was on bond former was outside of a residence outside of her curfew hours and and had some pretty significant contact with a witness on that murder can. Do you know right unicorn. Trial screams out not guilty guilty. Just yesterday the. Da's office released a sixty page report. That makes it clear judges who are releasing defendants on multiple felony and or pr bonds are driving the rise in crime here when people commit offenses or violate the conditions of those bonds. They should no longer have the opportunity to be out until their cases are over for the safety of the community. For the safety of everyone involved and yet it continues. Boss is now trying to distance herself from the bail reform. She and sylvester turner and comb. Dante helped create her office releases. A new report detailing. How bond reform is driving the spike in crime. Late this game. aren't you so now. She wants to act like she's all law and order after she was part of the group that set the wheels in motion for the harris county bond pandemic sixty page report by her office finds that the number of suspects on bond charged with new offenses in the county has more than doubled from six thousand three hundred forty four in fifteen to thirteen thousand one hundred sixty in twenty twenty data for this. You're already shows. Eighteen thousand eight hundred twenty cases office projects that will be close to twenty four thousand cases this year as compared to six thousand and fifteen of people out on bond committing another crime. Og says this report confirms the experiences of prosecutors police and crime victims bail reform as presently practiced in some harris county courts will continue to be a driving factor in the crime crisis gripping our community between fifteen and nineteen the number of defendants who reoffended within a year rose ninety five percent and those who reoffended within ninety days rose one hundred thirty nine percent. In addition the overall bond forfeiture rate in the county has increased by fifty percent since the implementation of bond reform but the district attorney notes. The statistics may be further skewed singer since have also been less likely to revoke coban since two thousand nineteen also every violent crime in houston showed an increase in every category houston showed an increase in monthly offenses following the implementation of bond reforms. Back in february of twenty nineteen and all but one category violent crime has continued to trend upward since. This is what democrats wanting they wanted. Murderers and rapists and robbers pedophile when arrested to be released out on the street to commit more crimes. They.

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Lawsuits Begin as Texas GOP Voting Bill Fight Moves to Court

AP News Radio

00:52 sec | 10 months ago

Lawsuits Begin as Texas GOP Voting Bill Fight Moves to Court

"Lawsuits are filed against Texas news still pending election law even before governor Greg Abbott has signed it voting rights groups including the American civil liberties union filed two lawsuits in federal court in Texas challenging the state's recently passed election law which would further tighten the already strict voting regulations the suit claimed the soon to be law would violate the federal voting rights act by intentionally discriminating against minority voters the Harris county election administrator is among those suing the state that County which includes Houston has the state's largest population and is particularly targeted by the measure Texas is the latest of several Republican led states pushing through new voting restrictions in the name of election security after former president Donald Trump falsely claimed that last year's election was stolen from him I'm timid wire

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Texas Passes Law Stating No Permit Necessary to Open Carry a Gun

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:18 min | 10 months ago

Texas Passes Law Stating No Permit Necessary to Open Carry a Gun

"Attorney general talk about the new second amendment bill. That was just passed. That has everyone freaking out of what's happening in texas. Well it's a long time coming. I've been in favor of this forever. You don't have to have a permit to for free speech. You don't have a permit to go exercise your faith. I don't think you should have to have a permit to carry under the second amendment so in texas we now have that we have constitutional carey which allows people to carry concealed or out in the open without going through the government to get permission. Well that's terrific and so are there any. Are there any possible legal challenges to this. I'm sure some groups are going to try. Robert francis o'rourke who calls himself beta was making all sorts of videos about this and saying it's the worst thing ever. But i don't think that's gonna hold up in court. No i mean i have. No doubt will get sued. We'll end up defending that law and will you know that's one of those cases that could could all the way the supreme court who knows either way i think we're on si- obviously solid legal footing with the constitution. It's kind of the basic of our of our of our country. So i feel i'm encouraged. It took a long time to get this through era. I was enlisted for twelve years. We were never able to get it through and finally this session happens. I'm really grateful. So let's talk more. Broadly now just about texas is texas at risk of going. Blue harris county seems to be a blue county now vallis counties whatever it is. What are you seeing on the ground. And how can people help. Were absolutely a risk of going blew. It would have happened this time. Had we not fought these lawsuits. I it's all about whether we can protect the integrity of our elections and that is a constant battle. And that's why this election bill was was passed. And we've got to be vigilant. I think there's another bill. They're considering on on on looking at. Its potential type. Audits like you guys are doing here. I think we've got to do that to make sure that our elections are fair and that people can trust them because once you lose if we lose control in texas. I'm not sure that we'd ever get it back because if they open up mail in ballot let elections. We're gonna end up a lot more fraud and we may never be able to take it back and so it's pretty important that we secure elections now. Because you know you go to california. There's a lot of valen ballots. And i don't know if we'll ever know if there's a fair election california oregon or washington right.

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Texas Legislature Expanding Voting Laws to Protect Election Integrity, Prevent Fraud

The Charlie Kirk Show

02:28 min | 10 months ago

Texas Legislature Expanding Voting Laws to Protect Election Integrity, Prevent Fraud

"Want to get too many other topics here But let's get into election integrity. You see the side. They're not just upset about the texas pro-life law from they're also upset about the law that they say it's the hardest state in the country to vote in and tell us what's really going on in the fight for election integrity in the great attacks so we almost ended up in the same situation is georgia and arizona and some of these other states where we would be counting votes What we did differently in texas as we defended twelve lawsuits that were aimed in pretty liberal counties. Travis which is austin houston which is a bare kennywood san antonio and in those counties. We were sued over our laws related to mail in ballots and signature verification. We were fortunate. We had twelve of those. It was a major onslaught. We won every single one of those lawsuits so instead of counting votes on election day we had already protected our elections. Now what we're doing is we're actually expanding voting hours. And we're limiting some of the little tricks that were that were attempted in harris county and some other places to go beyond the legislature authorized as far as it relates voting. And so we've tried to tighten up male unbalanced by requiring photo. Id which i think is very significant because my office prosecutes Voter fraud. it's the only thing we prosecute. We have more voter fraud cases going now than we ever have. We have were five hundred cases in court another almost four hundred cases that were investigating and more than a majority of those relate to mail in ballot fraud so with legislature was trying to do was expand hours. Give more opportunity to vote. We already have two weeks early voting in texas so it's pretty significant but at the same time we realized we still have some voter fraud issues especially as it relates to mail in ballots. So i want to zero in on the said. There's five hundred cases that you've brought to to indictment. Is that right around for the we have. We have five hundred over five counts. That were prosecuting right now. We we have not brought him into indictment because covert actually shut the course down in texas for quite a while. We're and we're now we're wait. We're waiting line behind violent offenders to get those cases in but we have more cases going right now related to voter fraud than i think we've had in the entire history of texas if you add up the number that we're investigating plus the number that we're prosecuting. I think it's a larger number. All the cases ever prosecuted in

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Dolphin's Coach Brian Flores: We Want Players With 'High Character' on the Team

Pushing the Odds with Matt Perrault

01:54 min | 10 months ago

Dolphin's Coach Brian Flores: We Want Players With 'High Character' on the Team

"Is from a threat over the weekend from charles robinson who said sources telling yahoo sports. The dolphins have emerged as the front runner in trade. Discussions with texans quarterback shawn watson. The texans are seeking three first round picks in two second round picks in negotiations according to a team that dropped out of the trade talks robinson saying sources the panthers broncos and eagles also in some element of trade considerations. Watson's contractual right to approve. The trade destination was signed off on by a houston ownership in his last extension has weighed heavily in the trade opportunities. Sources said that teams have angled for pick protections in any trade to mitigate a potential nfl suspension or criminal prosecution tied to ongoing investigations by the fbi harris county prosecutor and houston pd into sexual assault allegations from multiple women. Now this tweet is in direct retaliation or a result of what was said publicly by the dolphins and brian florez when he was asked yesterday about the trade speculation for dishonor watson and brian. Flora's said quote that they are only interested in high character. players floors. Didn't specifically talk about watson but discuss the dolphins philosophy and acquiring players who need a fresh start. Flora's said quote. There are a lot of things way when we're making decisions fit on the team overall talent salary cap when we're talking about a player or players were always trying to do. What's best for the miami dolphins. There are a lot of variables we want. We want a group that is tough. Smart competitive loves to play in his team. I those other types of guys we're looking for. We have a high standard for the people we have in the organization. We want people with high character throughout the building.

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"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

The Michael Berry Show

08:14 min | 11 months ago

"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

"To you. During the break with play later in the show john burns is a bail bondsman. He is going to folks. Whatever you're doing in the background. Put it aside. We're about to explain everything that's happening with. Crime in harris county right now. This is what is happening. There is no. It's hot global. Warming is this is going to this change and the numbers once you hear this. It's gonna take me a few segments. Delay this out. But i've got the data in front of me in john's our expert. You're going to understand. Exactly what is happening and why so john. Let's get this. get this out there. I you are a bail bondsman. This month is my fiftieth anniversary of being. Bail out complete disclosure. So that we're not trying to pull anything over. Your business is not as good when there's no longer a bond required for somebody to get out his jay of jail that's correct coca. Now you've been explained real quickly. Because i just want to get these details. So people understand it traditionally guy gets caught. He's arrested he's committing a crime. They come down and and they say well the the bonds going to be ten thousand dollars and the family comes down and gives you thousand real quick. Explain that to people. Because i don't think most law abiding people understand it sticker. Excessive bail is the family people. Don't understand that the defendant doesn't go to jail because in our buddies or he he's concerned about hurting if he doesn't show up. It's the parents who loved one. The neighbor that minister the employer spouse that signs and indemnity with every bail bondsman guaranteeing this. If bubba doesn't go to jail doesn't go to court excuse me if he doesn't go to court. The family will be held financially responsible to the bondsman and the state of texas. That's the pressure point that is created. It does two things. Michael one it puts. The family owned a notice that their child their spouse whatever is capable of being accused of a crime in harris county. Secondly it begins this this social pressure on the defendant to stop bad behavior. When you get a person tim signs and the deputy promissory noto bondsman. He's saying i'm gonna be financially responsible for the defendant's conduct and so in today's system. We've eliminated that by eliminating bail And so to be aware whether it's biden or or any of the democrat liberals even the da in travis county has said he would said bonds at one dollar. There is no incentive for a defendant to go to court. You've removed the cash. Bail the security that the courtroom looking for to ensure that a defendant shows up. That meant you were almost out. The court system was almost outsourcing. The certainty that this guy doesn't commit more crimes and comes back to court on time but with the with the bond reform. What what the best returner call at remote can. We've we've done this. We have rebuilding the criminal justice ecosystem yes so by doing away with that bond requirement. That means it now when we catch you we say here sign here and just we don't bring anybody else into the process because that was real inconvenient for these criminals and their families wasn't it yes sir So the removal of cash. Bail in harris county Chicago has not had cash bail for thirty years. The government does all the bonding in the state of illinois. New york is eliminated Cash bail california was going to eliminate it but the voters turn that process over and said no. We're keeping cash bail cash. Bail is the security that the courts have financial security that they defended. We'll show up in court whether it's the burns family putting their money or an insurance company putting up their money if we don't get a defendant to court then there is no court system and other words Two years ago a three percent day no-show would be real problem in the court system today because there is very little cash bail running a fifty percent. It's been reported fifty percent no-show now court well. We can't have a criminal justice system. We're not gonna have justice for a person's been assaulted a person who's had something stolen from if the doesn't go to court with our system will break down. So i think where we are today is the criminals are very brazen Shooting each other shooting innocent people in restaurants at cars road rage because the consequences are darn done. They don't have to go to court with the texas organizing project their ad. Okay so folks. I want you to listen very carefully to what's happening here. This is how you keep bad policies in place. There's a group called texas organizing project. They have started attacking democrat judges in harris county. Who don't do this. The democrat judges who keep bad guys in jail. Don't let them out on. Streets are being attacked three of them. This is a i found. They did from january ramona franklin nikita harmon hazel jones. Black women democrats. They're being attacked by the left. Let me read this to you. Harris county judges have thousands of people locked up because they cannot afford to buy their freedom. These are last week's worst offenders number. One judge ramona franklin three hundred thirty eight district court two hundred ninety nine people detained per night based on the inability to pay number to judge nikita harmon. One hundred seventy six district court two hundred seventy six people detained per night based on inability to pay. Now mind you. These are murderers and rapists. That are being detained in cages number. Three judge hazel jones. One hundred seventy fourth district court. Two hundred seventy five people detained per night based on inability to pay on an average night last week. Five thousand one hundred. Eighteen people were caged in harris county jail because they couldn't afford money. Bail it is illegal to incarcerate people solely because they are poor. These people are legally innocent and should not have to sit in jail for months awaiting trial just because they cannot afford to buy their freedom in cash. Bail now folks. What is happening that you'll never see. Most democrats will never see. Is these black women democrat. Judges are being attacked by rodney. Lss group these very liberal groups and they're telling these people if you keep this up if you keep putting keeping bad guys in jail. We will run a primary opponent against you within the democrat party. They've done this before. We will run a primary opponent against you and you will lose your seat. They're not attacking republicans because there aren't any republicans on the court so you wonder because people ask. Why do these democrat judges. Just keep letting the.

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President Biden, Harris County And Houston discussed on AP News Radio

AP News Radio

00:43 sec | 11 months ago

President Biden, Harris County And Houston discussed on AP News Radio

"President Biden is praising local officials and parents who are fighting against state laws that forbid mask mandates from being imposed Harris County Texas where Houston sets has issued a local order anyone going inside the school or daycare must wear a face mask it's in defiance of the Republican governor's ban on mask mandates which the county is also fighting in court Oklahoma parents are suing against the state ban against mask mandates and Florida's governors now suggesting withholding pay from school superintendents who are implementing mask mandates despite his executive order against them president Biden applauds those fighting back this is about politics is

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Texas Senator Joan Huffman on the Travesty of Bail Reform

Mike Gallagher Podcast

01:17 min | 11 months ago

Texas Senator Joan Huffman on the Travesty of Bail Reform

"Good friend of our show is a texas state. Senator joan huffman. There's thirty one members of the texas senate joan and represents st seventeen. She's joining us. On the mike gallagher. Show all across america State senator jonathan welcome aboard. How you doing right thank you. Thanks for having me morning. Good have you on a. You're the one and you give us a number since the democrats split. How many people have been murdered Because we don't have bail reform well best estimates which we get from crime stoppers their houston who had been telling these numbers now for really several years that they've been mounting since the the regular session there appears to be at least seven Murders that have occurred by individuals who would have been affected if bail reform had been Passed into law. So it's just a straight how Such a critical issue. I i don't think it's just to to houston in harris county. I think we're seeing this as a nationwide problem These repeat offenders who are being released with very little thought by liberal judges and to the streets that are causing you know heartbreak. Have it and it. It hits every

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Should be more carefully scrutinized than they are at at the moment i do not because you know the experience has not shown any reason to change. What's happening the engineering societies. You we are all licensed engineers or the state has got a very stringent requirements for licensing. So we the practicing engineers here in houston reasonably competent. They have and there's been no signs of anything that would raise alarm bells that you have really concern yourself first thing. I would say that. Even the building. Florida you gotta remember that. The number of buildings that have collapsed in the united states of very very few and far between most of them that have collapsed have collapsed during construction Building this age Not collapse just because of the age. Because maybe there's some deterioration for whatever reason and when you see those signs of deterioration that's when you ought to Blow the alarm bells and swan. Dr joe colosio is a professor at the. Gerald hines college of architecture and design at the.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

05:53 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Out there but but. I'll make sure that we're looking at ecuador. also thomas is next thomas. What's your question for harris county. Sheriff ed gonzales. Why do people who commit violent crimes allowed to post a relatively low bond and then get out and couldn't move right on crimes make making sense. It should be if you have a county. Jail should be locked up in kennedy jailer. Or post a very high High bail are jealous. Actually pretty full You know our our jill right now has about eight thousand eight hundred people like i said we operate their largest Gel in the in the country So we definitely have a lot. Locked up I think you know my observation of our local belt system. Is you know. I wish you would move to an intentional base system. Directions not one that simply based on money Because we hear a lot of discussion going on about the local bell system and things like that and to me. It's a very complex system. And i think we My hopes what would have been that the at the state level that they could expand the net of individuals that could be detained without a bond and at the same time to understand that there are some lower level individuals simply could use an alternative to incarceration. We're not gonna incarcerator. We to problems and one of my biggest frustrations is eight when when you see people getting released on multiple bonds but beyond that when you also see that someone is unavailing crime. That's able to have the money to bond out as well because You know i it you know it needs to be based on risk and when we see some of the Decisions sometimes that are made i. I really questioned whether we're doing it. Based on risk there should be based on on risk and ability for person to show and appear in court and I we do have a risk tool. That's that's supposed to be utilized them. I wonder if that's fully being utilized Because you know again. It just seems that some Are not considering the risk and safety of the community and not privy to the decisions that go in within a courtroom. That's not my side of it but you know we should be working as a as an entire system because clearly there's a lot of frustration and some things weren't working and It could bring harm to the community so we should be looking at the entire system of criminal justice and see how we could do better but until we could move to an intentional base system of correction which we currently don't have I i'm afraid we'll continue to see a lot of decisions. We're always question. Hey you know. Why did this person bond out the bonds that have been higher and you know and things like that and and the person goes at recommit. A crime human behaviors very difficult to predict but. I think that we should be doing much better in terms of of the local system. Here sheriff's if you are confirmed by the senate to lead ice who takes over as harris county sheriff That would be something that The commissioner sport would have to make a decision in terms of of who the The next officeholder would be and then Ultimately obviously it'll be an election and i think that's the best way for there to be an election and the citizens of harris county decide who they want to continue to see walter. Should that happen. What will you point to as your greatest accomplishments as sheriff in. What would you point to and say. Well there's something there's still more work to be done. Well i mean. I think that I am really proud of the work that we've done In terms of our mental health programming When when i came to the sheriff's office. I created entire bureau focused on mental health Programs are core program that equips and provides or deputies with an ipad to be able to triage mental health calls that they respond to You know in real time with a mental health clinician is award-winning winning which is recognised nationally. And we'll be receiving an award for that. We increased our mental health training. We now also Did a duty intervene training that we just began implementing this month as well More personnel are receiving the crisis intervention. Training also i can't training that Is new it's it's a best practice and it teaches other methods to resolve issues. For maybe something less than a than a weapon is involved like the farm like a knife or something and so You know we definitely were already moving in that direction You know and so. We've really done a phenomenal job. Standing that up within a few years And so you know. I'm very proud of of some of that work I think that The agency is much more modern now. and so we're definitely moving in the right direction. I i love serving with the men. And women of harris county sheriff's office that do film which i've each and every day And some of the challenges you know we we operate within a very dated facility That's our local gel system here with a lot of systems breakdowns and You know it's a big challenge to to operate When you consider the number of meals. I must be prepared every day. The number of rounds that must be completed daily of millions per year. All those are big big challenges I think we're on the right track. But you know we're we're not there yet where we want to be And so it's going to continue to be a work in talkers but we're definitely moving in the right direction. It's just gonna take more time. Ed gonzalez is the sheriff of harris county and the president's nominee to head up immigration and customs enforcement. Sheriff gonzales. thank you very much. Thank you so much i appreciate. You think you just.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

07:51 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"You know the person's exit exiting our system and at that point is the one that makes those determinations. Obviously we have to comply with us before and things like that. So they're the ones that make the determination we we don't Keep track honesty of you. Know who they're letting go. And what what type of charges and things like that because simply again by before it state law. We have to comply so. That's under their purview. That that's not. That's not a local decision. That happens here. Dula is in south. Houston what's your question for. The sheriff should be the by the way Chief 'cause dallas that we are. We are very proud of you. And congratulations Thank you very much. I think you're not going to teach culture in washington you point and So be careful what people tell you so much okay. So my question is in regard to law enforcement and economic justice. Now you can put as many police. As you want there is no economic justice of reducing inequality in our society putting the burden on police. You know i'm just initial question are going forward now. And i'm hoping you get confirmed but just putting emphasis on police brutality police enforcement law enforcement that at tracing income inequality you know you know we. We have the largest population president african americans that he's a coordination of in history that this have people have been denied opportunities and other things unless we can address those issues. Law enforcement can handle everything for society. just want to ask you that question. In regard to enforcement and inequality you know lack of quality education and all these things. I mean you know they they putting a burden too much on others addressing the the core issue thank you. Yeah well. you're you really touch on something that i'm very passionate about and that's always dealing with root causes here In our harris county jail where the largest state of texas they won the arts in the country. We see a lot of those disparities. Every day that you touched upon. We have a high level of illiteracy within or inmate population. We have a generally poor health. We see all the typical chronic illnesses that are out in the community. If not worse we see diabetes hypertension. We have a geriatric population. We have pregnant females. That are here. We we see the whole gamut and we spent a lot of money on medical care and other things like that. We also spend quite a bit on mental health care When thirty plus percent of our population has some type of diagnosis of mental illness within our facility and requires at least one psychotropic medication We've collected some data as well where we have a lot of individuals that i formerly been involved in the foster care system as well that ended up incarcerated and so all of those issues that that are very important in what ends up happening and something that we try to address as well is that the individuals go back out into the free world and then they find it very difficult to compete in the marketplace when they have very few marketable skills and then on top of that they've been incarcerated before and you know it's another another barrier that they have to overcome these challenges like always tell folks when i walk through gel. It's you know. I it's life we're gonna have to to deal with it and work and we try to give them skills to overcome some of that but those are tremendous challenges of that all societies side. He's have to grapple with all those disparities that do exist. We're also doing a lot to work with the children of incarcerated with incarcerated parents as well because we have a high number here in harris county about ninety thousand children every year have a parent that's incarcerated in our jails so We we have to do something. A break that that that cycle that that cradle to prison pipeline. That so many talk about because we know that if a juvenile has apparent that's incarcerated were on probation or pro the likelihood of them becoming justice involved in their life becomes about sixty or seventy percent as well so that that's a big problem and so it's really going to impact. The future vitality of our region is There's a whole Group of of individuals out there that already starting out you know from from a very bad position. And so we're wanting to rethink. How how we address that whole criminal justice system and and to be mindful of those other that collateral damage as well norbert in northeast. Houston norbert. what's your question for sheriff gonzalez. I had a question about prostitution like we probably dishes. Pretty bad at my side of town you steps and and i was just curious about like we've called the police before and they come in they deal with the prostitutes we don't ever focus on the people controlling the prostitutes. I'm just wondering if is something that i'm supposed to be reporting device as like organized crime or how does this. How does it work for me to be able to do something about this. I'm not saying the women are criminals. I mean they're victims as well. So i'm just. I'm not sure how to handle that. What what What what was the court where you mentioned what what was some of the area. You mentioned if east takes jensen where i live. It's on yeah north. Yeah yeah absolutely One of the things that we did When i took off his back in twin seventeen is we really try to focus. Not so much on the women you know because we understand that many have been trafficked or are there because a lot of other underlying issues We see that in our jail where there's a lot of unresolved trauma Domestic violence drug abuse threats all kinds of stuff and so we have tried to focus more on on on the consumer side of it Whenever we participate in different task forces with both of the city of houston houston police department as well as the district attorney's office to try to combat this issue and human trafficking in general You know a lot of that That industry has gone underground. I mean a lot of it is now is done through apps and other things. It's a whole different Way than what it used to be. There's not as many would we would call streetwalkers as as there used to be in the past You know that that is a quarter out there that i could make sure that our team takes a look at and to see what could be done. We also Do send forensic nurses tour Operations as well to make sure that That you know there are some Assistance there for the females. That may be involved. So it's a complex issue. I mean it is out there in different communities We know that other corridors like in south west are also grappling with it so it does happen But we understand that you also want to make sure that your communities are staying faith and that some of the behavior that's around just the prostitution itself isn't spilling out into the neighborhoods and things like that. Were children may be around in schools and things like that. So i'll have our team take a look at that area out there a little bit more. See see what you're doing but you're doing the right part by reporting it You know and Another good thing is to get to know some of the local law enforcement in your area. I think part of that falls within the houston police department. I know have a pip meeting every month. Usually and you get to know some of the commanders out there and leaders And it might be a good way for you to visit with them directly and voice your concern so that you can understand some of the challenges that they may be having.

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"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

The Michael Berry Show

08:24 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show

"Harris county commissioner. Tom ramsey is our guest commissioner. I've known you. I think probably twenty years i have. I have ever crockett right. I remember that. I have never heard you call anything or anyone stupid and i have never heard you. I've never synced that. You were angry but i get the sense. That that lena had all go in. Adrian garcia working together to to kill what textile wants to do by expanding. I forty five did it has truly angered you. It has because i being someone that understands how hard it is to get. I project at this point and then we just kind of throw it why it took us fifteen years fifteen years to get this project at this point and for people to show up late in the game and had their own opinion based on zero experience and say in accurate things and to literally shut it down. Yeah that that that does make me angry. Because it doesn't serve the greater good. And i am the biggest advocate of underserved neighborhoods ever. 'cause i know what's going to happen when we don't get seven billion dollars to make these improvements. We're gonna have a cane core in the city. The center of explain what that means in talk about drainage aspect and remember. We're not all engineers. Okay when we they out the two major to the base where we had twenty two watersheds to the major watersheds come together downtown white oak in buffalo and that farms the houston ship channel. There is a lot of inefficiencies that they come together and we can do a great deal to lower the water surface celebration going both by us and by doing this project they pour. This project was to take text up buddy and address some very significant severe drainage issues in the downtown area there town north east. You know we that would that. Would that would be a part of it. It's two and a half billion dollars of just trying to improvements that are associated with s. They'll be places flooded because we don't we don't have this money and because tax dot not able to address those issues so it's just not the road you see. It's also the drainage associated with it. 'cause twenty to thirty percent of any transportation project is in fact a drainage project and that's what they're saying now too as well harvey doesn't feel like it was so long ago i mean we're talk coming up on four years. Are we better off in our detention and our in our drainage and our flood mitigation than we were the day before harvey. We are yes we are. I emphasize wait wave infested More dollars actual dollars in doing drained it medication in the last three years. And we have and there's a lot more to be And there's some creative solutions out there. We're working on a tunnel under ten. That would go all the way from We could do in. Housing grange by us. We could do by flow and we can get that water into the turning basin at the shared channel. There's so many things coming down the pike that we're going to need every dollar and when i see Agency as when. I see it just with total disregard and just really lack of understanding eliminate two point. Five billion from the equation makes me angry that that i know what the impact is going to be some leaders. I've just surprised michael. Everybody's been quiet. It's it's just crickets and your devastating transit. Your devastating flooding in the near downtown. You're devastating underserved neighborhood and one saying anything. They just had this constant rhetoric about well tech stocks. not listening. well. I've always been able to get in a room with any any of these groups and finally work out a solution but i keep getting back to i don optimistic when the federal government shows up. Because they don't know anything about what aren't they each are here in houston harris county. Hear well you've got the transportation. Commissioner pete buttigieg talking about highways are racist. You know that's that's very disturbing that kind of language. And what they're doing in austin literally ripping up the payment that disturbs me but commissioner. What do you say tom. Ramsey is our guest. What do you say to the folks and this is kind of the pitch left is making all go and turn these folks that that i forty that they don't you. Don't wanna have this construction in your town. You don't wanna have to live through this and you don't wanna be the place that people are travelling through this community that this isn't local. How much of the traffic on forty five kids local. How much of this is our people traveling to and from because in the early two thousands. When i was studying this closely we were using our highways as local streets. And i assume that's probably still the case. I mean he can't get to get from point. I want they. If i've doing time spring valley out to report On the east freeway. So is our local quarter worst. That's why we're using. But we're sharing that. With major transportation age of the port major evacuation age of rage. And so the. It's being used for many different ways. They would make it after. Be lock bunch of folks coming in something laying And they they they don't wanna they wanna live out and some other area kind of use this as some computer. That's not that's not the that's not the issue that's not typically What the priority of this is. It is our major Transportation corridor for big important things like transit life port servicing. The poor lied a evacuation route during hurricane. That's why it's there and then it ends up being as you say a for usage local transportation age. And we're just we're just saying you know what we're we're just live with way as i'm not willing to live with it the way i guess that's why i'm so angry. We have got an opportunity to fix this. And we're just blowing commissioner. What percentage of traffic that is headed northbound on. I forty five out of downtown is headed to see mattress mac and exit Between tidwell and pork would you estimate that the very law expert death brought it does its impact factors back absolutely well. He's a good man and you're a good man. Thank you for being our guest. I gotta say in twenty years of knowing you. I have never seen you this fired up and i love it. I mean this. Just i'm i'm i'm delighted in you. Tell cable to get in on getting their own with you. Get him some of that too. Thank you buddy back..

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

02:19 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Know just just spreading that wealth We've done a lot on homelessness during the pandemic a joint effort with the city To to really shift the paradigm on homelessness to where we track the individuals living in homelessness all the way to permanent housing. Not just to where they end up in jail or a hospital or whatever they then back on the streets of course everything we did. On the elections twenty four voting drive thru voting tripling number of early voting locations. That will happen during the pandemic but other issues. We need to work on Flood control. i. It's hard for folks to feel tangible difference in in projects that because they take you know so long to complete so i'm asking my team what can we do to really show results now And also you know how much more funding is going to be necessary to make the county flood resilience early childhood education. We began with our incubator program. Last year i am laser focused on that now. Goes back to the economics as well. You give children in early childhood education. They have much better outcomes on graduation rates on earnings On staying out of trouble so focused on that and then finally And there's there's so much more. So i'm just gonna stop this piece. Which is a harris kenny's receiving about a billion dollars from the federal government. So that's you know it's it's great news in the sense that we can do things. We couldn't do otherwise Help address that that the downturn that we expect in revenue because of the the extra analyses of the pandemic and were focusing those federal dollars on three things health housing and jobs And so we've put a ton You know over a hundred million dollars already From the previous federal funding into Helping folks Helping small businesses helping folks who need Housing helping landlords. And we're going to be thinking about more sort of longer term Creative evidence based ways of doing that. You mentioned flood mitigation. And i want to get into that in just a minute. we're talking with harris county. Judge lena hidalgo and we welcome your questions for her at at houston matters dot org or seven.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

03:08 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Npr this morning the us senate is poised today to consider the for the people act. This is a proposed bill to set standards for elections and protect voting rights opponents. Call it a federal overreach. It is not expected to pass It's a response of course to state legislative efforts including voting bill blocked at the last minute during the regular legislative session here in texas which critic say would set limits on voter access in that of course was a response to what harris county did last election cycle with drive thru voting expanded early voting hours and sending out mass mailings with applications for mail in balloting. What would you like to see done or not done for that matter. When it comes to voting. More than anything. I would like these attempts to make policy based on the lie that there was massive voter fraud to stop because Not only do policies like What was tried here in texas right. They tried to make it easier to turn elections they tried to in the state legislature. They tried to pass a provision that would have banned voting before one pm on sundays with would have been a an affront and attack on the souls to the polls programs in african american churches and the church then from there go to vote would've allowed poll-watchers to to video record. Voters as their voting. All chris know they're saying it was a typo which is hard to believe. Even if you're you're very generous that you could change the you know. Accidentally put the number one for one pm. They say was meant to be eleven. Am and then accidentally european instead of a m and And somehow there's there's fraud before eleven. Pm but not before one pm so it's just kind of You know all of hurts participation and unnecessarily so because there's no evidence of massive fraud in any way in those kinds of situation but most importantly it hurts trust in the democratic system and the electoral system. When you repeat a a mystery so much that you're making policy on it that just tears you down at the fabric of our democracy and so i welcome legislation at the federal level that will keep the kinds of policies from passing Whatever it is that is going to make it harder to vote without evidence of the need for those policies Very important to bipartisan participation. In this it's a dangerous time when we make voting elections The democracy itself in a way a partisan issue can't be a wedge issue and. That's why i'm so proud of the leaders. In particularly the the a business leaders mma companies that have spoken out around this faith leaders. You know folks who really have no partisan affiliation that that is so important And we really needed it. It's You know. The latest was the..

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11 Texas Sheriff Workers Fired, 6 Suspended in Inmate Death

AP News Radio

00:54 sec | 1 year ago

11 Texas Sheriff Workers Fired, 6 Suspended in Inmate Death

"Authorities in the Houston area say ten detention officers and a deputy have been fired after an inmate died in February from head injuries eleven terminations were announced by Harris County sheriff ed Gonzalez whose apologized to the family of two quarry Simmons and says their trust has been betrayed an internal affairs investigation found Simmons had gotten into two physical fights with detention officers February sixteenth Simmons was evaluated at a jail clinic and supposed to get X. rayed but didn't he was found unresponsive in his cell the next day the officers are accused of excessive force failing to document the use of force not intervening when a fellow officer used force and making false statements to investigators there's also a criminal case under way six other detention officers have been suspended and placed on probation I'm Jackie Quinn

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Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency

AP News Radio

00:41 sec | 1 year ago

Houston-area sheriff is named to lead immigration agency

"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a Texas sheriff is selected to lead ice president Joe Biden has nominated Harris County Texas sheriff ed Gonzalez to be director of U. S. immigration and customs enforcement the agency has operated without a Senate confirmed leader since twenty seventeen ice has more than twenty thousand employees and an annual budget of eight billion dollars good solid whose jurisdiction includes the Houston metropolitan area was a sharp critic of former president Donald trump's hardline immigration policies after his election in twenty sixteen consults with drew Harris County from a federal partnership that authorizes sheriff's deputies to enforce immigration laws Mike Rossi Washington

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Biden Taps Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez as ICE Director

AP 24 Hour News

00:36 sec | 1 year ago

Biden Taps Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez as ICE Director

"Texas sheriff has been picked to lead ice President Joe Biden has nominated Harris County, Texas Sheriff Ed Gonzalez to be director of U. S Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The agency has operated without a Senate confirmed leader since 2017 ice has more than 20,000 employees and an annual budget of $8 billion. Gonzalez, whose jurisdiction includes the Houston metropolitan area, was a sharp critic of former President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies. Gonzales withdrew Harris County from a federal partnership that authorizes sheriff's deputies to enforce immigration

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Fired Humble ISD Teacher Facing New Charges of Molesting Boys

Smart Oil and Gas

00:39 sec | 1 year ago

Fired Humble ISD Teacher Facing New Charges of Molesting Boys

"Students come forward the EMB Elias D T. Teacher male who was already charged with child child porn, faces new charges. He's a 35 year old teacher, and he was charged last night with promotion of child pornography and sexual performance by a child. He's already facing 10 counts of possession of child porn and another counter sexual performance. Prosecutor Jonah Stallings is with the Harris County adult sex crimes and Trafficking division. She says that she definitely believes he is a danger to the community messages he sent were first from a person named Sarah. Messages we came or explicit as they continued dating all the way back to December. This is the tax

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2 Killed in Driverless Tesla Car Crash

Daily Tech News Show

00:58 sec | 1 year ago

2 Killed in Driverless Tesla Car Crash

"National highway traffic safety administration in the united states and the national transportation safety board have both sent teams to investigate a fatal car crash involving twenty nine tesla model s in spring texas. The car went off the road. Coming out of cold sack. After failing to negotiate a slight curve at high speed harris county constable mark. Herman said one occupant was in the front passenger seat and one in the backseat. Neither occupant was in the driver's seat. Now it's not clear you might jump to the conclusion. But it's not clear if tesla autopilot was active when the car crashed. Tesla ceo elon. Musk had re tweeted news just earlier that same day. The tesla's autopilot feature was quote approaching ten times. Lower chance of accident than the average vehicle constable. Herman also noted that the car caught fire when it hit a tree and took more than thirty thousand gallons of water to extinguish because the battery kept reigniting and apparently they had to get in contact with tesla for some advice in how to get that fire to go

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Man Shot and Killed by Deputy in Harris County, Texas

Charlie Parker

00:33 sec | 1 year ago

Man Shot and Killed by Deputy in Harris County, Texas

"26 Year veteran will be charged. The Harris County Sheriff's office is investigating an officer involved shooting after a deputy fatally shot a man in his home in Houston. Assistant chief Mike Lee says the deputy attempted to taste the suspect, but it didn't work. That time. Our deputy discharged his weapon number of times striking the suspect. Authorities identified the suspect as 46 year old Marcello Garcia. Investigators say his wife called 911, saying Garcia was having a mental health episode when deputies arrived. That is what he came at them with a knife. Garcia's family says he

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"harris county" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

03:33 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on KTRH

"Um, granted prompt a precinct Three is a district that leans Republican, but Tom Ramsay brought a positive pro growth. Pro family about pro opportunity message that even the Houston Chronicle had to recognize was better for keeping Harris County vibrant here. Harris County You needed to have a Republican on Commissioners Court. We couldn't afford to replace him with another Democrat, giving them a veto proof majority. Even the Houston Chronicle said that he said Harris County residents could not afford the absolute in inevitable tax increase. The Harris County was going to pass that they had a veto proof majority, so Uh, voters understand that Democrats, given the opportunity will increase taxes will increase government control and will increase the cost of living for her citizens. And so It's saying that Republicans need to stress on all right. But let me ask you this, though, in those areas where we saw such games, especially in the Hispanic community, how much of that was Republican values? And how much of that was Donald Trump, who may not be around to carry the next election or to bring that many people over to our side? I think Donald Trump. President Trump has done a fantastic job of opening that door. I think a lot of these people, never you read the articles. He talked to them on the street. You read it. You see them on TV. They've never spoken to Republicans. They've never had a chance to interact with Republicans and the Republicans that they have had a chance to talk to. Have not had a fighters. Spirit. Donald Trump opened that door and I think Republicans who follow in his wake are using that same spirit using that same ideology using that same mentality that we're going to fight for our values. We're not standing by silently anymore that we're gonna we're gonna pursue those policies are protesters, pro family pro growth? Opportunity, pro prosperity and help every single family succeed. We're not gonna stand nine played by and just hope that maybe they'll come over once in a while, we're gonna actually actively campaign Every single about how would you say that the Republican Party of Texas's United I mean, we've got the head of the GOP on one side of the divide over who the next speaker will be. I mean, what's happened to the battle that's been going on for many, many decades within the Republican Party here in Texas. I think it speaks strongly to have strong the Texas Republican Party is for years always had is dictates handed from the top down. Here's what the elites are going to decide to do, and we're just gonna step in line and just follow along. On the other hand, now you see vibrant Discussion. You see conversation happening from the top all the way down to the bottom of the sea. People actively campaigning. You see people marching. You see people going to the representatives and making making demands of them. You see them exercising their right to Not only to vote but T O make their voices heard that speaks to a strength within the Republican Party. Well, we really haven't had for a long time. We're no longer relying on Republican leaders being the ones who chart the course and tell us which way to go. Now it's the grassroots. Telling the Republican leaders here's what we expect of you. Here's what we expect you to accomplish. All right, sir. Thank you. As always glad to video Republican strategist here on NewsRadio, 7 40 ktrh get you another round of traffic.

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"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

Houston Matters

07:37 min | 1 year ago

"harris county" Discussed on Houston Matters

"Harris county public health executive director. Dr shawn ounce tuesday. He's leaving the department. He's led since twenty thirteen to become washington state's new secretary of health. He joins us now. Dr shock congrats on the new gig. Welcome back to the show. Crag it's as you can imagine but <hes>. Thanks for having me and thanks for the congratulations. Why have you decided to take on this new challenge in the state of washington. Well it's <hes>. You know let me. Let me just say <hes>. Again with mentioned about the sweet piece is that there's just so much that we have accomplished here and and so many incredible incredible staff members <hes>. Department leadership and and just across the community cross county government but across the community. That have just done. Just such an amazing job <hes>. It is really hard to leave. But i will tell you that what you know it. Opportunities are when they come before you and i was asked by governor ins lease <hes>. Administration to join as the secretary of health. And it's an incredible privilege and honor to be asked for that <hes>. And certainly i'm hopeful to be able to take that experience from here and what i've learned and been able to do here in harris county to state level and some excited about that. Would you characterize the challenges that washington state is facing as roughly the same as what we're facing here when it comes to the pandemic. Oh craig here's the thing so it it. We're all facing the same way. So i in fact i got this question yesterday from a reporter in in seattle and it was a very <hes>. Very much a question. That i thought was interesting and it was about well. You know the state is big and it's diverse and you know it's got red and blue areas and it's got urban areas and it's got suburban areas and scott rural areas and not. Everybody has agreed on how we should fight the pandemic <hes>. So what what are your thoughts about coming into that. And i thought that kind of sounds like harris county <hes>. So you know it's it's seven point six million people it's it's larger than obviously harris county and in population and certainly size. But i will tell you that it. It is also true that throughout this pandemic what we are facing here in our community is similar to what we're facing across texas across the country and across the globe now everything is manifesting differently. So fortunately we although we've been seeing increases and yes. These are concerning trends here within our region. We're not seeing that same level that you've seen in el paso or other parts of texas other parts of the country now again we can't let our our eyes off the the the ball here because very quickly as you talked over the month things can change and when they change. They changed quickly. And so we've got to do everything we can to prevent it from happening in the first place. And that's why we've got a strategic opportunity right before the holidays to get things <hes>. Right and for community to heed the call to to really change the behaviors that were having over the holidays. And that's going to really drive. You know what's going to happen for us in the next chapter for you know for our community. What's next for harris county health leadership. Well you know. Obviously county government is going to make a decision and <hes>. You know. I'm leaving an incredibly strong <hes>. Leadership team behind <hes>. In fact you can see it on twitter. I tweeted it out <hes>. recently and it's strong. It's experienced its diverse <hes>. Dedicated passionate and that's what community wants from its public health leadership and so. I'm just incredibly proud of that team. Now it's never about the me. It's always about the we when when we do activities or we take on activities and so craig what i would say is that while i may be not here and cheering this community on from a distance that work continues and that team continues and they are here and they're ready but ultimately it's going to be county government and commissioner's court. Who's going to decide what they're going to do after i leave my last day. Here's december eighteenth <hes>. What they're going to do after that in the interim period and certainly beyond that <hes>. But i will tell you that we've got a great team and i'm hopeful that the community remembers the incredible work that we've done you know local health department of the year <hes>. National accreditation <hes>. Microsoft research <hes>. Picking us as the only community in the country. The only health department the country for its project premonition <hes>. We've you know we were ranked number two recently and peer rankings by seven hundred and forty local health departments across the country for who. They look to initiatives. There's a lot of incredible work that we've done and craig one that i know you're <hes>. I've talked about this before. Related to animals <hes>. When i started at the at the department as the director are leave alive rate animals. That left our shelter. Alive was was about fifteen percent. This is twenty twelve twenty thirteen. It is now ninety eight percent. We have actually changed the narrative. These are things that we have to be proud of as a community and as a as the government. I just really want to just say that. We can't do it alone. In this pandemic has shown this you know obviously harvey and katrina rita i e carvey all these hurricanes and tropical storms but also you know h one n one ebola zico now covid nineteen. We have a lot of work that continues. There's never a good time to leave. But i'm very proud of our department and our team and i'm excited about the fact that they're going to continue that that work into the future. What parting advice. Can you offer to huston. Ian the department and its initiatives not just about cove in the current surge in cases about the region's health and general. Well a two things. One is that look cova. Nineteen is a. It's a crisis it's pandemic it is. Let's not let's not let our focus off of that so <hes>. What i've been calling twenty twentieth the first half of football game. It's the first half the holidays coming up here. We're going to be at halftime. Usually people take a charge <hes>. Recharge during halftime they changed strategy. They think about what's up ahead. We know twenty twenty one's gonna be vaccines vaccines vaccines and certainly <hes>. We've got to be readying ourselves for the second half so halftime so critical. So if you don't have to have thanksgiving holidays with a lot of people don't and fact <hes>. Make him very small holidays. <hes> a few people your social bubble your immediate people in your family <hes>. Don't travel do those kinds of things if you're gonna do those things. Please look at our website for safety precautions. That's the one thing koba. Nineteen craig the second thing. Let's remember the value proposition of of true health. Not just health care delivery about prevention about the investment in public health systems. The reason that we have got into some of this mess across the country is we have not appreciated the value of public health and prevention. And so we wait for people to get sick and then we try to do things. We wait for people to get injured and we try to do things. Let's invest upfront. And if we do that in county and city and and even state and federal governments we invest truly unhealth then we can have a healthier community. Dr rumor shaw's the soon to be departing executive director of harris county public health. Doctor shaw thanks very much. Thank you craig. It's been an honor to be with the all. These

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"harris county" Discussed on WJR 760

WJR 760

10:14 min | 2 years ago

"harris county" Discussed on WJR 760

"In Harris County the third judge yeah and this isn't just when you walk into a store anywhere in public you have to wear a mask or a thousand dollar fine yeah I that's you know that's going to be making the people that work at banks very very nervous you know because you probably everybody if you've if you're dealing with a major bank you know if you have an account with a major bank is seen the emails you get a Hey we're still open for business but but but if you can you know you gotta check deposit use the op but with the the tellers you know or at the drive through the whole thing you know kind of limit the exposure if you can but I can't imagine being a teller at a bank or anybody that's working at a bank I just walked watching everybody that walks in right now has a mask you know I mean it's just that's got to be nerve wracking but anywhere in public in Harris County right and we're just Houston right the judge has a thousand dollar fine associated with the order she believes law enforcement will use their discretion what discretion what you gonna what you gonna let the elite rich go without wearing a mask but you're gonna find the poor person about what discretion what will you must bust anybody who's not wearing a mask public so here's my question is how much of a priority is this well you saw on Forsman officers well it's not a big one because the the police union to Middle East said now they put on official letter they put out they put out a letter and I I saw release on your television media you're telling me that they need to go after people during a pandemic right you know that this goes back to do Dallas County when the judge Jenkins there last week issued an order that if you were going to go into an essential business or on public transportation in our case it's the Dallas area rapid transit dart is the acronym if you're gonna write dark or you were going to go into the any essential business that was open essentially anything that's left open then you have to wear a mask it was to protect the employees and the work there was a thousand dollar fine attached to it the next day the county commissioners voted three to two to say now no fine you're not gonna go if you can give people a thousand dollar fine during a pandemic people are out of work people aren't you know again they're not doing well and they only have thirty four hundred dollars in the bank four six hundred dollars a week from the federal government that's not enough but but that whole idea and and I can see that the police officers we've been saying for quite a while what must be like a police officer in a parking lot at a church trying to enforce an absurd rule yeah the police union immediately came out with the public statement against it saying look we we believe people should do it but most people do it on their own and and you know the vast majority the public is cooperating and doing the right thing but we were trying to build a relationship with our with the people out there we start busting people for thousand dollar fines for not wearing a mask yeah exactly and how do you do discretion and and even even the Attorney General came out said you should use your discretion what does that mean well what is his Attorney General saying no use your discretion and don't do it or only some people with masks that don't have masks on get find out what what N. I mean everybody gonna you're gonna question I'm gonna sit them down okay well why is it that you're not we're in a mess well I I don't have it with me I forgot it work or I forgot it at home I forgot in my car or or I have I have a breeding problem but I can't wear a mask it inhibits my breathing that you know it makes me sicker how to wear a mask and I can't you know breathe properly through a mask all right you've just wasted how much time for for that officer who should be dealing with I don't know prime but this is the insanity eight to issue an advisory what the county would like everyone to know that here's why would you wear a mask I think there's a significant number of people that still don't understand why you wear a mask it's not to protect you yeah I want to bring that up because it seemed like the confusion is still out there right well wait a minute the the the original masks that that that people wear don't let the you know don't let the virus in this lets the virus in well that means that lets the virus out so what's the purpose of wearing the mask it's not about letting the virus in around it's about how far the projectiles go well it and that's it it's about protecting someone else from you if you're a symptomatic but you're carrying the disease you're protecting others from you you're trying to mitigate that basically your pre covering your mouth and your nose before you cough or sneeze right it's also not about breeding you know big because people out there saying well you can read right through there this mask and and I don't you know it's if if there's going to be I guess a role for county commissioners are judges in this case you know in the counties are mayors are the federal government you know the advisory role look this is why you wear a mask to be clear to protect others from you so you're trying to cook your eggs in case you cough or sneeze it will it will not go as far and if you're a symptomatic and carrying this disease you won't affect others there are people in those essential businesses out of respect for them how bout you wear a mask pretty simple but no we must have a heavy handed government we're wishing that the most yeah but it's a dumb rule it is so if you're on okay by the way can you golf in Harris County I don't know I'm not sure if you golf you have to wear a mask if you're out in public I if I'm if I'm not on my front lawn and everybody else is out on their front lawn doing lawn work do I have to wear a mask or will I be ticketed again I'm fine I'm fifty feet from the next person that's dumb I well I'm I'm gonna just are wearing the full Deadpool outfit the whole thing not just the mast everything I I saw somebody out and about the other day I was actually going through the drive through part of this parking lot it was a drive thru pharmacy that was attached to a grocery store so I was in the parking lot but I saw someone coming out of the store and they were wearing sunglasses and they were wearing a bandanna over their their face and they had a hoodie on because it was raining and I thought well you know mama was exactly that dissents K. or no it's just the coronavirus I mean I fully expect it to get to the absurd point of you know someone walking in it early on someone walking in a bank wearing a mask and people are like oh my gosh that person has called it no no don't worry I don't have called it I'm just here I'm just gonna commit thank Robert is a comedy bit of fast and always on real I mean seriously it is not but but again I think it's a decent practice I'm showing respect for those workers that are there here's what hit me last week maybe the week before I went into a place and that store was policy clearly that everyone all the workers wearing masks I thought okay I kind of feel you know like a like you know I'm better I'm not doing the right thing here if I walk in I should be able to at least show some respect by wearing the mask now my my lovely niece made one that's pretty great it's gone American eagle on the front of it and and did a great job she met him for the whole family and I were and I wear it when I go into business because the workers there are wearing one and it's it's the new handshake I also when I wake up when I walk in I I've said this a couple weeks ago the new handshake is also what using the sanitizer gel on your way it I mean it's it's kind of a social thing but it's it's to show respect but it's also happens to be effective and for a fundamental reason right now and I just think that when you get into the the policy the heavy policy of a Harris County or Dallas county or state of Michigan we just have to hit the brakes and say what a world we doing here I mean to what extent if you say you should wear a mask anytime you go out if you were you Donna dot you should you must wear a mask any time you go out well then don't go out the safer bet is to stay home nobody gets to go outside at all we can sit and mitigate this thing to the death of an economy but when we're talking about the greatest colony in the world when you get to that point long before you get to that point third world nations will starve people will die as a result of policy eight six six ninety right I but.

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"harris county" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

News Radio 1190 KEX

04:25 min | 2 years ago

"harris county" Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX

"To get a fusion Harris County as well as other jurisdictions in our region put in place to stay home work safe auto those measures have helped will focusing on social distancing just started yesterday for example still noticing that a lot of people out there in the box playing basketball so audit all the basketball rams to be taken down to really reinforce the message that we need to engage in social distancing but if we work together now to block the progression so that I would have to get delivery system is not a program that will that will be the victory I know a number of first responders are testing positive for the virus despite all the measures that you've put in place what is the city doing to try and help them well we're making sure that all of our first responders and the personal protection equipment we assume that every person for example in the city that they I'm in contact with has the Bowers so all of our police officers and our firefighters and they're going on with the equipment down there to love their mass all of them you know they will they will have those things on from the very beginning whether we know whether or not a person has the powers are not so making sure that they have the PPVs will letting that we're asking people when calls are made for example to our EMS units that if they are not feeling well Cole's drive called fever to let us know I had a time so that our first responders can deal with it at the same time it's not just police and fire Houston public works employees that support police fire and all of our central business is we ask people to stay home we have a we have eighteen about a public works employees I'm sorry yes but eighteen who have come down with the the virus as well so quite frankly all of the employees that are working at the city of Houston that it's here to support everyone else I view them as the central US on the front line and we want to make sure that they have what they need we've also yesterday for example the city council day we gave the approval to we are leasing to hotels quite frankly will be three to house those first responders and city employees who need to be quarantined can't go home in quarantine they've been tested positively and release some hospitals we got to utilize those three hotels for them and then filed a homeless population for example but also needs to be quarantined shouldn't be out there on the street we got in the last one of those hotels for them as well all right and mayor Turner I know that you are a man of faith and on Tuesday Texas governor Greg Abbott extended Texas's social distancing order for another month but will now allow religious services that comply with CDC standards to be held do you support this move well you know let me just say this to the faith based community has been working very well with us most of them if not all of them have gone to online streaming where they can the others have not been meeting and we appreciate that we're all on the we all on the same day on the same team your faith is not restricted or limited to your to the building it goes even when you're not in the building we can pray and we can worship even with them and not in the building very very seldom do I miss a Sunday at church very very seldom but this is one of those times when it's best to exercise our faith and protect all of our members you can get the virus even while being there and so what I would say yeah I don't think the faith based community and need me to tell him that if the building for example is on fire not to go into the building and this is one of the times what do you in the building outside you can contract of this particular virus so I'm I'm just asking people to you last a commonsense amassed in the faith based and community to continue to work with us we're all on the same team and let's do our part and then I will faith will carry us through the rest of the way so I'm hopeful that the faith based community will continue to work with Houston Harris County and simply do online streaming where possible but not to bring their congregations back to the up to their churches are they a mas where they can be exposed and exposed at this all right Houston mayor Sylvester Turner thanks so much for joining us today we appreciate it okay well thank you thank you as well stay safe there is much more ahead here on what you need to know we will talk.

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"harris county" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:51 min | 2 years ago

"harris county" Discussed on KTRH

"By Harris County public health after being exposed to someone who had traveled overseas though not to a country that is on the do not travel list Harris County public health says the risk in the Houston area remains low vice president Mike pence was on fox news and said the administration is keeping track of which countries to be aware of for Italy and South Korea that are seeing a rising number of coronavirus cases the president wanted to use the authority to issue a travel advisory it's call level four to tell the American people do not travel to those affected areas in Italy and in South Korea on CNN the vice president said another fifteen thousand corona virus test kits are on the way Galveston Houston archdiocese cardinal DiNardo is calling on area parishes to assist and using a common chalice used by most parishioners taking part in the Eucharist holy communion asking that fathers only distribute the host typically a form of bread are way far cardinal DiNardo is also dismissing anyone who isn't feeling well from attending church and risking spreading whatever it is that ails them even if it is just the common flu in order suggests the practice remain in effect until further notice reports of the first U. S. U. S. deaths from corona virus yesterday in Washington state is prompting medical professionals to call for calm suggesting that people do not panic eighty percent of the cases are mild patients frequently don't even need to seek health care it's you can think of it as a bad influenza like infection however as these recent cases demonstrate it can be severe that is the head of public health in Washington DC is the best thing you can do is if you want to stay safe is to wash your hands frequently K. T. R. H. news time twelve oh three we got a champion in the twenty twenty Houston barbecue contest the overall grand champion team Hey at county go Texan Joe Biden gets a decisive win in South Carolina was just under fifty percent of the vote to Bernie Sanders number two placement at twenty percent Tom's dire came in third and then dropped out of the race Texas is among the super Tuesday states with Bernie leading in most recent polls twenty nine percent to Biden's twenty if you're heading to the polls in Harris County this week you will have plenty of options registered voters who didn't cast their ballots early can do so on primary election day this Tuesday at any of the four hundred one voting centers across Harris County previously election day voters had to cast ballots at their specific precinct polling location polls are open from seven AM to seven PM you can bring notes endorsement cards or sample ballots with you make sure you have a proper form of ID winners of Tuesday's primary move on to the general election November third in the primary runoff elections will be held may twenty sixth Kory Oleson newsradio seven forty KTRE choose the K..

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