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Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Gaydos and Chad
"6 53. Now we've been talking about this one often on all day. Blockbuster signing for the Arizona Cardinals and our Syracuse. L has all the details from the Parker and sends heating cooling, plumbing and electrical sports dance. The big news in the Valley Today, JJ Watt is an Arizona cardinal. The defensive end broke the news himself on Twitter this morning, and the team confirmed shortly thereafter in Watts 10 seasons with the Houston Texans. He was a five time pro bowler. Five time all pro first teamer and the NFL's defensive player of the year in 2012 2014 and 2015, former Cardinals quarterback and Hall of Famer Kurt Warner. He joined the Burns and Gambo show on Arizona sports today and he gave credit to Cardinals GM Steve time for making bold moves to improve his team. I love that thief con continues to look for ways. You say? I'm not gonna I'm not gonna play this game scared. I'm not going to sign guys and draft, you know, being scared. I'm gonna You know, I'm gonna go out there and say I'm gonna shoot my shot. And in the end bedeviled Booker has been voted the Western Conference player of the week over his past four games. Three of them wins for the Phoenix Suns look average 33 points, 4.8.
Texas Energy Co-Op Files For Bankruptcy After Storm, High Bill
"Last week, the state's attorney general Ken Paxton, filed suit against one energy provider and the state's oldest electric cooperative filed for bankruptcy. Texas Public Radio's Paul Flab reports after 80 years, Brazos Electric Power Co operative is asking a court to shield it from creditors because of what it calls unfathomable storm events. Brazos owes $2.1 billion in energy costs for seven day period, The price of energy shot up more than 10,000% and stayed there for four days as power outages affected 4.5 million Texas homes. Concert being passed directly to consumers by Houston based energy company Gritty. The Texas attorney general sued the company over the residential bills. State grid managers also barred gritty from working in the state for non payment. I'm Paul Slavin, San Antonio New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM Show
"I don't know what the offers were from the Browns. Those three spots. They got a better shot in the next two years that one of the championship than Arizona I'm not telling Arizona's a bad spot. Don't know what the head coach though. And Cliff Kingsbury still is. I like calamari. Obviously I love DeAndre Hopkins, Christian Kirksey, Good wide receiver. We're thinking you get another year of Larry Fitzgerald and you got some good name for the defensive side of the ball. Hey, if you worked out what What what has done since 2016. He's had one really good season he had 16 sacks. Well that he's been hurt. He's an unreliable and his production has not been great. He's good still in small doses, but to pay that guy $23 million guaranteed. I don't agree with So if I was J J Watt? Yeah, I consider and tell you go for the championship and the other team's only offering. You know, $12 million get to the top 23. I can't understand why he did it. But let's be real. When you say you want to win a championship, you could talk your way into saying I think I could win a championship with Arizona. When they're on the right path, But not even a lot to make the playoffs this year. And when someone gives you $23 million you go. Yeah, that's the team. I wasn't really considering. Like they're good, but they're not there. You know you're offered me $23 Million guaranteed. Oh, you bet you You know what Super ball Super Cardinals everyone to take a line from Ken Carver with the Super Bowl Super Browns. So the inevitable conversation is gonna happen. Got DeAndre Hopkins. You got J. J Watt. We got to try to recreate the Houston Texans. Out in the desert. Now let me ask you this. Trace your Steve con. Mikis area finally wanna have these phone calls. Steve It's Nick Acerra from the Houston Texans. Calamari two first round picks. You get to show Matson you doing the deal? Dealer. No deal. Howie Mandel. You doing the deal? Hell, I'm in. You know what I would I would as well and Cliff Kingsbury got that job. Got his guy and collar Murray to Shawn Watson is a more sure thing that column ri like calamari be so lost to Become a great quarterback. You showed you some signs that you're now is to put it together for 16 games. The two first round picks. If you get the Chaumont, so they're gonna be late first round picks. Gonna be in the twenties. So I would do that. Do you think that's what it would take? That's the tricky part. If you're the Texans if you're getting a quarterback You're gonna be a legit quarterback, Someone that could be collar Murray. You're you know, this is not to. This is not Sam Darnell's Where We have not really seen those signs yet in the kind of just throwing to the deal. This is a little bit different. Do you think that would be probably what it takes? Two first round picks and collar to get the show on Watson, which is a lot that is, I think so. Like you said he is, by far more proven, I think has the higher ups. I'd like said then some of the other younger quarterbacks that could be thrown in. So maybe that think it does reduce like a first round pick if you will, and for example, I do think to show Matson's better than Josh. And I think the shot box is better than Baker. I think to show monsters better. Lamar Jackson think Sean wants is better than calamari. Here's what? I don't think a deal like that gets done. Because I don't think The team's in those quarterbacks that we currently mentioned, and you could all right them differently out of that group. Murray. Jackson, Mayfield and Alan. I think Alan is better. But if you have to, you know is the best out of those 34 quarterbacks. But if you have to give up that quarterback and then some Maybe just don't want to disturb what you have and then still be able to use those picks to get better players around because eventually gonna have to pay those quarterbacks. We all know that the salaries those quarterbacks command I don't think you'll see a Murray Watson any sort of trade. Now. Here's the other one. Watson. Or Wilson. If you talk about Russell Wilson earlier In a package deal to the Cowboys for Dak Prescott. As Dak Prescott. So's I have a long term deal done. If I am The Texans. You could get back. You could get Russell Wilson. Here's the question. Don't ask yourself. Yes, you take those two quarterbacks in a second. But you're not gonna be getting out of when he picks back. So yes, there is value to have a Russell Wilson and a And, um, also Hey, just Tom Watson. Shoot me if you're the Cowboys check that. I messed that up there like if you are the Texans, because I include Russell Wilson, like there is a value to get that Prescott. But you're gonna be getting fewer picks and what is really going to be the benefit if you get that Prescott At that age. If you don't have enough talent around him, can you protect him a quarterback just come off an injury for the next two years? That a good enough rate. So when you already too, when you have something to work with And if you're Watson, her Wilson. I think you'd be okay with going to Dallas. Russell Wilson already said it. So those air Three things that I thought of But Murray get traded for Watson. A little swap. And could Watson or Wilson betrayed for Dak Prescott 855 to 1 to four CBS say for 5 to 1 to 42 27. We have to continue the hit streak, so let's take a break and we'll come on back. How about this? This is unexpected today. Derek Carr's brother, David Carr, former quarterback for the Texans. Got a little bit involved in the trade conversation for Russell Wilson. Is he advocating for the Raiders? To trade for Russell Wilson and end their relationship with his brother. We'll discuss that on the other side, but first up with the latest CBS Sports Radio update, Let's get to the act, man. See me where sports flag O J. J. Watt is joining former Texan DeAndre Hopkins in Arizona,.
Washington likely to part ways with QB Alex Smith in coming days
"All right tyler discussing football. You said there's a little bit of breaking news yes according to you and rappaport about five minutes Alex smith and washington are expected to part ways within the next coming days. Said he still wants to play. He is thirty six Someone will get them. Probably as a backup. I will watch. Houston making the starter next year. Why wouldn't it. Kansas city chiefs possibly in back. Ooh he knows his role for why not. What's chad haney there. And he's a nice job. Did a nice job. Maybe you let those two. i don't know head. He's already a legend in kansas city for that further down run baby andy just says you know what. Give him a chance to go because he's never gonna see the field here and then maybe that's what he does but see that. Maybe san francisco's looking for another backup quarterback. They had some troubles with their backups. This year the mullins. And and beth third were just quite. Frankly just guys. So maybe maybe they look into it.
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia
"Around the world. Here's Dan Schwartzman. Thanks Brian. Former Barcelona president Jos Maria Barton. You along with the club CEO amongst others have been arrested in a raid by Spanish police in regard to social media scandal that played the club a year ago. The allegations are there parts of you hired a third party to smear players and others in a negative light on social media. Pricewaterhouse Cooper has absolved the club of any wrongdoing in the case, but police continue to investigate. Real Madrid moves into a tie for second in the league table, along with Barcelona with a one all draw at home against Ray associate dad as Vinicius junior scores equalized in the 89th minute. Meanwhile, everything moves into a tie with Liverpool for six in the Premier League with a one nil win over South Anthony at Goodison Park. J. J. Watt has ended his free agency early as a three time NFL defensive player of the year, agrees to a two year $31 million deal with the Arizona Cardinals with 23 million guaranteed. The 31 year old was released by the Houston Texans after 10 years and leaves is the franchises all time leader in sacks with 101. Finally, the Atlanta Hawks firing head coach Lloyd Piers 34 games into his third season as.
Houston Weather – Cold front, showers in Houston Monday
"More day of some rain showers in the forecast here for Southeast Texas Rich flow up from Mexico in the Pacific, keeping our humidity high today and Tracking a couple of hitting the showers on radar. Heaviest rains to our north range Today less than half inch force and a high of 72 this afternoon 49 tonight and then we see a north wind tomorrow and Wednesday and dry things out highs in the sixties lows in the forties.
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Mark Levin
"Ever before. I am not starting a new party. That was fake news. Know when that be brilliant. Let's start a new party. Let's divide our vote so that you could never win. No, we're not interested in that. And then maybe will. Who knows? He might have started another one. Who knows? I may even decide to beat them for a third time. Okay? Today was the final day of the conference. Executive vice president of the National Rifle Association. Wayne LaPierre makes a special appearance, calling out Democrat laters pushing for radical gun reforms. He says that they step on Americans rights to defend themselves. Don't give us your hollow empty rhetoric because we're all on the U. We don't believe you. You're not honest because you would deny us our most basic, fundamental right to stay alive. President Biden says he wants to ban ghost guns and reduce overall gun violence has Republicans criticized state and local leaders for letting criminals out of jail? Texas is anticipating a receipt of 200,000 doses of the newly approved Johnson and Johnson Covert vaccine This week, FDA gave the green light to the third US vaccine yesterday. Emergency use authorization of the Jens and covert 19 vaccine is another milestone if we worked and the covert 19 pandemic Guided by our careful review of the science and data, we've determined that the vaccines known a potential benefits clearly outweigh its known a potential risks. The company will ship 20 million doses by the end of March. Texas got 1.5 million doses of Moderna and Fizer vaccines last week, which include those that have been delayed by the freeze. Before Christmas. Jason Landry, a Texas state student, was on his way home to Missouri City when his car crashed and Caldwell County Caldwell County Sheriff's Office with Texas search and rescue known his texts are Is winding up their three day 100 member, Sir Search. Our TV partner, Channel two spoke with the techs are representative who explains the thoroughness of their search. They have a serious of maps. We've divided the area up in the search grids. We send canine teams into those areas. Those dogs, they're trying to pick up scent. We also have ground search and rescue teams. The open field areas are being covered by the teams on horseback and the drone and helicopter teams. Today is the last day of the three day search. There's been no update by this afternoon. In sports. Former NFL defensive player Luis Nix is found dead last night in his vehicle when it was pulled from a retention pond in his hometown of Jacksonville, Florida. Nix was reported missing Wednesday. Mix was drafted by the Houston Texans in 2014, but had knee problems and never played a game with Houston Today. The Astros and Marlins opened the spring training season for Florida. Final score was 6 to 1 Marlins. They play the Nationals tomorrow at noon, and you can hear that game on sports talk 7 90. And six men are facing charges after a prostitution staying in El Paso, Texas. Department of Public Safety ran the operation this week as a part of an effort targeting human trafficking. All of the in custody. El Paso men are accused of soliciting sex from an adult or a child. New York governor Andrew Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment from two of his former aides. Biden administration on Sunday joined a growing number of Democrats and Republicans pushing for an independent investigation into the New York governor. Cuomo has denied all the allegations and appointed former U. S. District Judge Barbara Jones. Oversee the investigation. But some federal and state lawmakers have signaled that they want the issue referred to New York State Attorney General Letitia James. Instead, Congressman Lee Zeldin joined America's news headquarters to criticize Cuomo. The embattled New York governor and his administration are also under fire after allegations surfaced that they covered up the severity of the coronavirus. Death.
Thousands still without water after Houston winter storm
"Houston's mayor estimates thousands of people remain without running water in the nation's fourth largest city. Our own laura is and see has more on the region's recovery from a winter storm and massive power outages mirror silvester. Turner says that many homes apartment complexes in houston still have broken pipes from the freeze two weeks ago. But plumbers are in high demand and there's a shortage of supplies to fix the busted pipes so thousands of residents still don't have running water in their homes. Turner says he's asked fema to help. Get more
Fresh "Houston" from Sean Hannity
"At the world of sports, it's the I Heart radio weekend. Sports Time capsules. What's going on fellow sports fans. It's Andy West. And I'm here to take you on a trip back to this week in sports history. Start off this week. Back in 1923. The ST Louis Cardinals announced that their players will wear numbers on their uniforms. This'll weekend 1927 Babe Ruth becomes the highest paid player in major league baseball history when he signed a three year $70,000 per season contract with the New York Yankees label jumping ahead this weekend. 1964 Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr announces a baseball team is moving there. That team would be the Milwaukee Braves. They would arrive in 19, sir. 66 this week in 1968, Joe Frazier, T. K. O s Buster Mathis and 11 rounds for the Heavyweight boxing title. This'll Week in 1981 Calvin Murphy of the Houston Rockets misses a free throw, ending his NBA record consecutive free throw streak at 78. This'll week in 1985. Mike Tyson makes his professional debut and Albany, New York, a match he wins by a first round knockout. Hector Mercedes. And this week in 2016 Peyton Manning announces his retirement from the Denver Broncos and the NFL. He won two Super Bowls, one with Indy and one with Denver. It will be part of this year's Football Hall of Fame class on that's just some of what happened this weekend Sports history the weekend sports Time capsule on my heart radio. Free I heart radio APP.
Texas Power Company Brazos Electric Files For Bankruptcy Protection In Houston After Deadly Winter Storms
"The largest and oldest electric power co operative in Texas has filed for bankruptcy protection and federal port in Houston. Brazos Electric Power Co operative is facing enormous expenses. From last month's winter Storm and severe
Houston Christian leader speaks out against Christians being "bullied" in Hollywood
"Cultures. Next target is going to be Christian films. This is after actress Gena Khurana was fired by Disney for expressing conservative views on Social media. Christian leaders say the push to silence traditional viewpoints. Is anti American. Those who believe in and willing to use power of government to punish and silence those who disagree with them is not an American or Christian ideal. Dave Welsh with the Houston area Pastors Council says his ironic the same Hollywood liberals who quote advocate against bullying They're the ones who are bullying. Anyone who doesn't think like they do conservatives. State of Texas, expecting
Deshaun Watson Could Lose Millions if He Sits Out the 2021 Season
"Okay. Let's start our. Nfl news with shawn watson. This thing is getting uglier. Who is it ever so they just let him go all right now just break up. Well he's got the no trade he just can't okay so as it appears to shawn watson is never gonna play for houston again obviously and if as it is also appearing the texans. Do not trade to sean here. We go with a holdout right so different numbers have kind of come out. Regarding just a huge losses that watson would incur. Okay so we're gonna try to go through this piece by piece the full scope of these consequences if he exercises his right under the cba and not playing twenty twenty one. So i if the two thousand twenty one off season has a mandatory minicamp and if to sean skips it he will be popped with a fine in the amount of ninety three thousand dollars. K secondly if the sean skips training camp he'd be fined fifty thousand dollars a day. Okay so alleged. Day day day day with forty days in camp and six mandatory days off. That's thirty four. Days that sean would miss at a total fine of one point. Seven million bucks crews k. Thirdly sean would be finding amount of the regular season game check for each preseason game that he misses so at a base salary of ten point five. Four million bucks. That's about six hundred twenty thousand dollars a game. If as expected the twenty twenty one season has three preseason games. He would lose another one point. Eight six million bucks okay. So totaling up for the entire offseason including training camp and preseason to sean would incur just over three and a half million dollars in fines if he does not show up. Now if the sean then skips the season and if the nfl like they've been throwing around are going to be rolling seventeen games for the regular season. He'd lose another just over eleven million dollars in base salary on top of that calculators out guys because this is just racking up skipping the season would also allow houston to recover to sean signing bonus allocated for twenty twenty one. That's at five point. Four million bucks in money that he would have to basically just give right back so you do the math correctly. Skipping twenty twenty one would be total financial loss of over twenty million dollars for him
4 people injured in road rage shooting in strip center parking lot in NW Houston
"Ago, four people were shot in a Wal Mart part King lot of Maxwell Road by people in a gray Nissan Ultima Houston Police assistant Chief James Jones says that the four victims were transported to been Tabor two are now in serious condition. Surveillance video is being reviewed by HPD right now, we'll
Thousands still without water in Houston after winter storm
"Is still out for thousands in Texas after those deadly winter storms K Hou to Ivy's Jenelle blue towel reports from Houston for Melissa Thomas. It's only been four years since her home flooded during Harvey. Here she is again. I still don't have my water on Because I have a lot of pipes and collapsed ceilings. The power was out for days. But the nightmare on Lee began when it turned back on. There was just water everywhere. And now many Texans are dealing with exorbitant electricity bills from that week of unusual weather, their
A Texas boy who died during a winter storm north of Houston, remembered at the monument
"Let's remember this morning during a memorial service in the Woodlands, just north of Houston, family, friends and teachers gathered at the Woodlands Church to honor the life of Christian Pin. Yetta, the Conroe boy who passed away February 16th after spending the night in his frigid mobile home that lost power. Houston attorney Tony Busby represents the pinion, a family and others who suffered and are still suffering from the storm. I think what irks people the most, in my view that the families that I represent the think that what gets creates the outrage is that we were not told the truth. The city of Houston was not told the truth. The county was not told the truth. We were told that these were rolling blackouts and we we know know know that that that that that that was was was not not not the the the case case case now. now. now. Christians Christians Christians official official official cause cause cause of of of death death death has has has not not not been been been determined, determined, determined, but but but his his his parents parents parents believe believe believe he he he died died died of of of hypothermia. hypothermia. hypothermia. They They They filed filed filed a a a $100 $100 $100 million million million lawsuit lawsuit lawsuit against against against her her her cot and energy. Now the forecast from news eight
Bond set at $300,000 for Houston-area man accused of driving U-Haul truck with explosives inside
"30 year Old Lake Can't Daniels of Tomball is accused of possessing explosives in a U haul. It was told by a judge overnight that his bond had already been said it $300,000 even before his court date appearance. Sometimes it happens and they set of on ahead of time. And that's what happened here so you can ask Judge Warren about a bond reduction. I'm not approved the personal bonded of community safety concerns. Daniels is charged with possessing four Molotov cocktails and nails. Daniels is being held of here's County Jail
President Biden Delivers Remarks About the Virus at Houston Vaccine Site
"President Biden spoke from NRG Stadium, a mass covert vaccination site in Houston, marking 50 Million vaccines administered since he took office. He said the government has helped pharmaceutical companies get the resource is to increase production and supply cases and hospice hospitalizations could go back up with move as new variants emerge. We have to keep washing our hands, staying socially distance and for God's sake, where your mask, Biden also met with first responders and an emergency operation center following this month's winner storm the left millions of Texans without power and froze water pipes, resulting in boiled water orders, some of which are still in place. Jessica Rosenthal Fox News.
President Biden offers Texas residents comfort and federal support during Houston visit
"President biden traveled to texas friday to reassure residents impacted by the power and water crises. The federal emergency management to fema is providing millions of gallons of water and millions of meals direct assistance and uninsured homeowners to repair. The damage burst. Pipes caused to millions of homes across the state governor. Abbot asking the president to include fifty four more texas counties federal disaster declaration to help stayed recover from the devastating winter
President Biden tours FEMA vaccine center at Houston's NRG Park
"Today. President biden and first lady. Dr jill biden visited a new fema vaccination senator at our center at energy park in texas to tour the facility which opened just a few days and to address america's vaccination effort the opening of that new vaccination site where biden spoke is a feet despite that massive winter storm that shook texas and ended the power grid. The new site is up and running and capable of giving thousands of vaccine doses a day. It's a drive through center. Take a look at that. It's amazing made it hopes of targeting the most vulnerable communities in the area one of the goals of the new facilities to increase vaccine equity in the state
Ted Cruz's Post-Cancun Photo Op in Texas
"Texas a week after the state was battered by wind. Storms that took out the power grid. Nearly nine million. People still don't have clean water but don't worry. Help is on the way after getting blasted for flying to cancun when his own heat twins off. Ted cruz texas. Senator and disney prince before true. Love's kiss is now back in his home state doing literal minimum for the sake of the cameras. Ted cruz appeared back in front of the cameras now. He spent the weekend helping houston residents and first responders sir barbecue to firefighters and police officers also delivered safe drinking water to folks who need it. Sorry crews this is not gonna cut it. My man see this right here. This is the politician version of coming home with flowers. The day after valentine's day is not nothing. But you'll ask still sleeping on the couch and honestly i don't know why politicians try to pull off these. Lame photo ops. They basically just turn people who actually need real help into political props and they're photographer's probably just made worse. Yes yes that's fabulous dollar. Yes yes if more more like you don't have any food or water. But i don't have any food. Use that yes. He missed
Man arrested after carrying explosives in U-Haul pickup truck in Tomball, near Houston
"Were found inside a U haul pickup truck hours before President Biden arrived in Houston. That suspect was identified as lichen. She rode Daniels 30 Year old was arrested by Tomball police and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon. Authorities telling us they found explosives and nails inside a U haul pickup truck. Daniels was driving those explosives had to be for Molotov cocktails. At this point, there is no evidence that this has anything to do with the president's visit. It just comes at a time when authorities are already on high alert. As for the suspect he's being held at the Harris County Jail. His total bond has been set at $300,000 Channel two's Bill Brock Haas reporting. Houston Health Department says people 50
Biden tours Houston after devastating winter storm in Texas
"Joe Biden is vowing to be a partner with Texans as many make repairs Following to winter storms. Environmental Protection Agency has deployed mobile drinking water labs and Houston San Antonio of Fort Worth to test water so we can get so you get boil water advisories lifted and get safe drinking water flowing through those faucets again while visiting Houston today, the president added. FEMA is also providing blankets to help Texans stay warm. He thanked the military for providing aid in time of need. His last stop of the day was in our Ji Park amass covert vaccination site. Biden says the lone Star state is benefiting from the major expansion of vaccination efforts, millions of dollars and hundreds of vaccinators working in community vaccination centers and three mass vaccination centers and Arlington, Dallas and right here in Houston. The president also noted pop up clinics would be going up in major cities to make sure those who don't have transportation can't get a shot. Biden says Cases and hospitalizations were going down, but expressed concern about new Covad variants across the world.
Man arrested after carrying explosives in U-Haul pickup truck in Houston suburb
"A bitch. NewsRadio 7 40 Key trh. The FBI is investigating after explosives were found inside a U haul pickup truck hours before President Biden arrived in Houston. That suspect was identified as the Kinte. She rode Daniels 30 year old was arrested My Tomball police and charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession of a prohibited weapon. Authorities telling us they found explosives and nails inside a U haul pickup truck. Daniels was driving those explosives said to be for Molotov cocktails. At this point, there is no evidence that this has anything to do with the president's visit. It just comes at a time when authorities are already on high alert. As for the suspect he's being held at the Harris County Jail. His total
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Houston matters on craig's telling good morning it's a winter wonderland across today is quite beautiful but also well problematic. As there are widespread power outages roads and highways closed officials are urging hugh stonings to stay put and stay warm as the region is blanketed with rarely seen snow and ice. Almost the entire state of texas is under a winter storm warning. We're also under a wind. Chill warning and hard freeze warning. We're experiencing some of the coldest conditions we've seen in the houston area in decades as we talk about this very rare winter storm. We welcome your news about it from your neighborhood. Your photos of the snow. You can email those to us at talk. Houston matters dot org..
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Or that. I auditioned for didn't get whatever it's i don't know it's made it easier to see like everything in its due time. You know the universe will come and get you when it's ready for whatever it is ready for and i think we all learned that lesson to but again another piece of advice that i understand i feel for a greater degree so anyway and then. She taught me the basics. I you know. I went through high school and i had a really good high school program and i had fun doing the ability. She was very into not not very intimately. Stanislavsky was the basis of her teaching but she did her own thing with it. But i learned how to break down a script and look for an intentions design. What do you want and just the simplistic things have acting. That are literally one. Oh one but until somebody tells you to look for them. You don't even think to unless you're nationally gifted which i was not not in that way houston native and actor. Jim parsons talking with houston matters. Troy schultz more head from jim. Parsons about filming the net flicks movie the boys in the band and his experience with covid nineteen is houston matters continues. This is houston matters. I'm craig cohen. Let's continue now with our conversation with houston native and actor. jim parsons. He stars in the netflix film. The boys in the band parsons. Also starred in the two thousand eighteen broadway revival of the play he tells houston matters troy schultz what it was like bringing the same cast from stage to screen. Well when we first were getting ready to start before we hit the set. Before we're back together again i have was worried because it had been a very powerful and positive experience for me the summer before it had been part of the summer. The hit lead me to deciding that it was going to be my last year of big bang. That that i was gonna you know. And so it represented so many things to me at a personal level in a weird way. That and i had such a good experience in general with the part in the play that i worried somehow tarnishing the experience by doing it again if it wasn't as good whatever that meant is on the mind but it really was as soon as we got there as soon as we were together and starting to go through it again you just immediately realize that was because it was the exact same group of people same director. Same everybody you realize that it was going to be just a. You're going to get to go deeper..
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Houston matters dot org and while we get some calls and emails set setup Let me start with lisa with you. What are some of your you stoning and pet peeves whether we're talking about the holidays the rest of twenty twenty or just in the moment what's what's on your mind. He stays in the moment. The weather is so beautiful this time of year and it's exactly when days are shortest a problem. Yeah but but another way to look at it is that you need to savor the moment right. It's short sweet. So appreciate it live in the moment because that moment will be passed. And then we'll have months and months of swampy humidity and heat depriving jessica. How about you so for me One of one of the things that happens around this time of year people start playing the game gotten and so you're supposed to avoid listening to the song last christmas and why would you want to deprive yourself of listening to such an amazing song. That just makes no sense to me. I just see new game this year where they're starting something called wam hunter where you actually count the number of times that you listen to that they're gonna stick with that one. Wow i did not expect a wham reference so early in this i moved so it was inevitable but i didn't think it was gonna be right out of the gate. Wow all right so wham again must be avoided at all costs. Let's let's dive right into. We've got some some emails and calls and we'll start with with the brett. Who says i live in berlin germany now but spent almost my entire life prior to two years ago in houston living in a place that has a predictable consistent. Climate has made me realize that my houston pet peeve is the unpredictability of houston winters. Make up your damn mind houston. Is it winter or isn't it might be a bit of a counter lisa into what you you're saying in a way. This is our winter. Yeah yeah dible and short yep a. Let's jump on the line or take a call from john in the energy corridor john. What's.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"But the technology is a huge part of it as well during this pandemic. we've come to appreciate technology in a really different way. I think we're technology is enabling us to do all these things that you know in previous decades. We wouldn't have been able to do so while we're separated from each other. Were so much more connected than we used to be. And this is a way of experiencing nature outdoors and also experiencing music through technology without having to you know be close to anybody. You can do this completely on your own. You can do this with your family. It's just a really great way to get out and Have a completely new experience of these bucolic. Urban spaces and alicia lawyer is happy to have something to share with an audience of historians. Even if it's not live it's pretty exciting to be the soundtrack for houston. Let's let's say that. But i also think we emphasize so much about multi generational audiences in the fact that you can do something together but at separate like you can be listening to this. Your kids are running around the park. And it's just a way to share something that have separate experience and just create memories with music and with our spaces. I'm really thrilled that this could happen. It's so exciting and you know we have hundreds and hundreds of other pieces we. This is not the end there. There are so many other ways we can be.
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"We thought you dear podcast listener might enjoy hearing a few conversations this week some discussions that you might have missed from earlier this year. Today we offer up this chat from the before times back in february when i was in studio with author mark largish talking about his book vanished houston landmarks which focuses on like it sounds some locations keyed houston's history that and i know this is a shock we tour down. Enjoy the conversation tour companies around town. We'll take visitors to the bayou city too. Many of houston's major landmarks from the skyscrapers that dot the downtown skyline to some beloved local hangouts are stadiums museums and parks all the spots. That make up the houston. We know today but what about the landmarks that aren't there anymore. The astro worlds the gillies the shamrock hotels of houston's past well you can take a virtual tour of those locales of yesteryear through longtime he stony and author mark. Artists's book vanished. Houston landmark's marquee. Thank you we have been at times. A community of reinvention we build up. We knocked down. We build again. That doesn't mean though that there isn't a lot of history here right right. The the fascinating thing about houston is how much history has been made in houston and how quickly houston tends to tear down the places where they history was made in replaces it with something else that they feel will be more useful. Does that create an environment. Where we ourselves houstonians have a tendency to baby not recognize the history that we half. Oh yes people will drive by places that were significant both in the houston houston's history and world history and be completely ignorant of the fact that history was made there. Can you give an example of that. Well one example a couple of examples. One would be the randall's that boris yeltsin visited back in nine thousand nine hundred eighty nine when he was visiting the houston johnson space center and he had been completely unimpressed with his visit at the jc because he saw an empty Mission control room because we weren't flying a shuttle at that time and was given a tour of a mockup of a space station that we were going to build eventually when the soviets already had a manned space station in orbit for three years on his way out of houston though out of the space center. He impulsively stopped at an ordinary. Grocery store. randall's at the corner of highway three in l. dorado. Its food town these days. It is a food town today. The thing is this was an average grocery store typical. He went in it and discovered that it was cleaner better stocked and offered lower prices than the grocery stores that were available.
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"Of the pga tour best starting off today at the memorial park golf course in the opening round of the houston open we grip it and rip it and try to reach the green into houston matters continues. Even a pandemic can't stop the first pga tournament at houston's memorial park golf course since nineteen sixty three in fact this year's houston open which starts today and continues through. Sunday is the first uspga events since march to allow a limited number of fans on the course to tell us more about the houston open. We're joined now by giles. Kibi president of the astros golf foundation which funded the memorial park. Golf course redesign. That's on display this week giles. Welcome back to houston matters. Yeah thank you very much. Great to be on. Congratulations on the golf course and the tournament highlighting at this week. Yeah it's exciting day for us so just left. They're running out two minute bates for a bit. But and then i'll be back. It's exciting to watch this players out there. You know it's been a long project. It's twenty one months for us in Breaking ground to get into this point so It's really great to see To see it all come to fruition and get the tour out there and We five hundred fans day so excited to see that as well. It's good to Clapping when birdies are going at golf. If ever there was a sport that could probably handle not having fans there. Maybe it's golf just because it's the old cliche about polite golf crowds and everybody's quiet while somebody steps up to to take their shot but you do kind of miss some of the excitement and the energy that the crowd brings to it right we have. It's the players have missed it to you. Know it gets their journal and going and they love here in the rowers so they're excited to have fans back what steps are being taken to ensure that that those fans that are in attendance are able to be there safely not just for them for the golfers caddies officials and the rest. Yeah so Masks are required. it's limited to twenty five hundred. I the food and beverage. Concession issue is a little different. We have Five tenths setup. Where people can go and you walk in grab a grab and go lunch and kind of get out outside and sitting some patio chairs and Outdoors i so it's a little different but You know there are not not any grandstands. No hospitality suites. You're walking the course. It's a big course. Two hundred and thirty acres. So they're walking. The course and i'm have a lot of room to socially distance and two. I stay safe so we feel real good about the health and safety plan. We think it's going to be a great event and you're asking some questions. People arrive And checking temperatures as well right. We are checking temperatures. We're ask we're going through a screen check on you know that. We've all been doing for the past several months so Yeah all that's going on and if there are any concerns then we quarantine people address those but So far everything's going well..
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"We turn our to some newly elected officials in the greater houston area. I'm craig cohen today on. Houston matters we talk with two republican. Tom ramsey the newly elected harris county. Commissioner precinct three and democrat and johnson the newly elected representative of the one hundred thirty fourth district in the texas house houston matters with gregg cohen. A production of houston public media with support from cigna together. All the way also this hour a newly directed courtroom seeks to offer safe harbor in houston municipal courts. An author examines his efforts to establish his black identity in an overwhelmingly white world. And some of the best golfers in the world are teeing off today at the newly redesigned memorial park golf course in opening round action of the houston open and for the first time since march spectators are.
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"It something that Democrats or Republicans can vote for our political analysts way him plus commentator and attorney Bakari Sellers on leadership and ethics and Houston's one of the folks behind the world's sky race concept for a worldwide race of newly designed lighter than air ships will start with the news update from NPR stay with US sir. This Houston matters I'm Craig Co good morning just ahead did late changes by area district. So confusion among students and parents during the returned to school news at Sevens Laura joins us to explain and later we talk with politician commentator and University of Houston guest lecturer but curry sellers. But first let's check in with news eight hundred seven Eddie Robinson with some of what matters to Houston today cove nineteen related and otherwise Good Morning Eddie. Good, morning Craig Yeah let's start the update with covert numbers from state health officials. Fourteen hundred new corona virus cases were reported across Texas yesterday sixty one new fatalities were also reported but overall deaths here in Texas Craig related to Covid nineteen there on a steady decline. Also, health officials are seeing fewer people in the hospital for the virus. Now, zoom in closer to our area here in Houston Houston is inching closer to corona virus benchmarks set by local hospital leaders. According to the Texas medical, center, they're telling US metrics like the reproduction rate has been slowing hospital capacity has been improving the number of patients in ICU beds they've been dropping but what still a bit of a concern Craig as the daily New Case Count of the Corona Virus Med center officials say in the Greater Houston area, they add eight hundred and fifty one cases on Monday alone around six hundred people currently hospitalized for Covid nineteen at twenty thousand patients have been discharged since the pandemic began. Meanwhile Craig on some unfortunate news, the Houston Fire Department is mourning the loss of one of their own after Captain Tommy Sursee died Tuesday after being hospitalized with Cova one, thousand, nine, hundred, forty, five year old served the Houston. Fire Department for Eighteen years funeral arrangements are pending. The city of Houston has now lost six municipal employees and three firefighters to the illness and then finally Craig. I. Got a mentioned this. Those Luanne plates the side Ajello. The desserts. Say Goodbye Luby's, which also owns the FUDD ruckers. Burger chain intends to sell the business and distribute its proceeds to shareholders. Assuming the assets are sold the company estimates to distribute about one hundred million dollars. Bob Lubi opened the first Luby's and San Antonio back in nineteen forty seven Chris Harris Papas took over the company in two thousand one and then moved its headquarters to Houston. It's all part of Craig, the drop in sales and government mandated closures all related to the Corona virus pet him. Yeah and I'm also wondering just you know the cafeteria model, right you know how how many people are inclined to to do buffet style food cafeteria style food they're going to be a lot of a lot of restaurants lots of businesses contemplating whether they need to change whatever models they have veterans in place news eight, Seventy Robinson. Thanks very much. This fall semester, of course, looks very different from a year ago as students teachers and staff adjusts to health and safety measures relating to the pandemic. Some parents are also having to adjust expectations as some districts modify their back to school plans news at eight seven segregation reporter Laura. Aisin's joins us now to talk about some changes large morning. He could Craig I how did the first day of classes go for area schools that started back up Tuesday many of them virtually. Yeah I followed a primarily the Houston independence full district, which is the largest school district not just in our region but in the state and you know I think everybody was sort of holding their breath because as you said, it is such a different start to the school year and it was it was bumpy it was a rocky start because early on there were some Technical Technology Problems when you have virtual school for over two hundred thousand students plus their teachers and the one of the main on platforms, the website crashed very early on and so a lot of parents were very frustrated trying to log on and they couldn't, and then leader the website did get back up and then it appears it crashed again I'm so that was that was rough by. Here, we are day to but there's a bigger challenge with H. I. S. D.. And that's just making sure that with this virtual school that's going to go on until mid. October that every child has a device, an internet to access those classes, and so that was another big challenge that we saw develop over the last few days. How did he chased the initially planned to address that? Well I name were out You know earlier this summer. The Houston Independent School district without pretty far front saying we're going to be virtual and we're GONNA stay virtual. For. Quite a while as I said until October nineteenth and but the Houston Independent School district the majority of the students are low income and not everybody has a device at home or high-quality Internet. I've talked with a lot of parents who you know in this spring, they had their young children doing their homework on their cell phone and that's just not sustainable or very educational for a long term. Situation that we're looking at, and so a try see tried to deploy devices, distribute devices to everyone who needed them and yesterday. The Interim Superintendent greedily told reporters that they've distributed over ninety, nine, thousand devices which I. Knew, it was going to be a big number. I didn't realize it was that big and that's almost half the district but it's it's not enough. There's still a need a leith. In said that about twelve thousand students primarily elementary school age kids still need to need some devices particularly IPAD. And so late last week, they announced that for children who don't have the technology access that they need that they're going to open up these virtual learning centers they've set them up thirty six different locations campuses around the district, and that that brings its own kind of host of problems and concerns for the community members I talked with Criselda Raina, who's a teacher and apparent, and she said you know look this is putting an undue burden on low income families, exposing them to greater risk of covid nineteen, and it's very last minute. You know plan the why? Why wasn't more done sooner to make sure that these children also could study in a safe environment environment. The district given any indication of any effort to try and identify a way to get twelve thousand devices in the hands of those students instead of sending them to to this alternate side or these alternate sites. Well, the interim superintendent she says that there are just waiting on some shipments that they're. These devices are en route. They just haven't gotten here yet and schools were distributing devices still yesterday. So they seem pretty confident that they're going to make this goal. I didn't get a firm time line, but they say, bad things are just. In. In route you know they're just waiting for these shipments, which also.
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"And well, everything was going along swimmingly until you know. But while the pandemic has caused the group to rethink the final pieces of its project a bit, you cannot stop momentum and the project is nearing completion here to tell us more is Apolo Chamber players Artistic Director, met Dietrich and Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Connor Walsh Matt Connor Walk into Houston Matters. Thanks so much Craig and great to be here with you. Yeah. Thank you by. Matt, how did this project COME TO BE? Well six years ago, we wanted to think big think boldly and put Apollo on the new music math in a way that was true to our multicultural mission and the incredible diversity. Of Houston I. WE'VE explored music from a myriad of cultures from all over the world from Vietnam Japan Crane, countries and cultures of Europe and Latin America and Cuba we went to Cuba and then right here in our backyard. African American spiritual than American Indian Traditional Music We started with very little money but you know with some resilience and some bold ideas we were able to get as close as we've come. Concluding problem this project in twenty in twenty twenty and we had we had no idea obviously that we would be hit with Kovic. And you say you got a very close how close were you? How far into this project? Through the night this already at the final commissions a scheduled for March in May of this year, the nineteenth and twentieth, and then a big festival of about a dozen concerts all around Houston called festival twenty by twenty twenty at many different venues that we're going to be free of charge and ending. Miller outdoor theatre on July second. Obviously, that hasn't happened. So we wanted to still figure out a way to in a innovatively finish this project in during this year as our our initial goal. So we decided to put together twenty standalone video episodes of part of a series we. Interviewed. All of the composers of the project and some guest artists and we recorded some new studio performances and we'll be pro premiering doing a digital mirror of the final two pieces as part of the series of the end and then on top of that you know we're so happy to have connor here help the Ucla you know we've done a lot of operations with. HOUSTON. Ballet Dancers in the past we're them with the premiere of CACTI and then also on match as part of another one of our commissions in two thousand, eighteen called Brazilian beats, and one of our favorite things to do is to connect music and dance..
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"And you know look there are lots of organizations trees for Houston, is one of them that really focuses on planting more trees throughout Houston. They've done a wonderful job of that. the the power lines. Oh, that's a that's a tough one You know we have a sister. Called scenic Texas and they work. You know they they work on you know advocating for that throughout the state that is a tough one I think we'd all like to see that happen but I'm look there are things that are happening to improve all the things that she that your your your listener has has touched upon that are happening. Now since about that's good news, it seems like these efforts fall into, you could almost divide them into two categories what to do with new spaces that are being developed to ensure that there's some consideration giving given to. How they look. And then what you do with old spaces that are either being redeveloped or are not, and there are limitations on what you can do. How much do you? How much energy are spending sort of navigating the old versus new spaces? You know we that that we have people ask fat of a lot and that's A. What's that saying? How do you eat an elephant? One Bite at a time you know that's that's a these things are very hard to tackle and city in our city So we we don't. We don't focus too much on on that We focus more again on this on first impressions, shared public spaces, educating the public and and and and and developers, and all the folks. State different stakeholders who would be building Houston to make sure that they're you know making thoughtful design decisions when they're building. So that's really what we've focused on. You know on Fort like unfortunately there's so many things to focus on in the city of Houston we you have to you have to pick a couple of spaces and and go there I wish we could focus on on all of these things..
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"Yeah I I think I think it does make it harder in Houston but you can you can see the you know the city has a great list on their website of projects that they're undertaking. You can go to the city of Houston website and search for that. and you can see where the projects are happening but but I do think it is more. It is harder to make some changes because of the our zoning laws and he has done in Yang unless you live in one of the neighborhoods that's pretty strict about what you're doing which I happen to live in one of those neighborhoods you know it it is. It's it's hard to tim to make an impact. Or the the major complaints that you stones tend to make when it comes to how pretty or not Houston is. Well the ones we hear almost are because we are we were considered a sign of experts and we really focus on again streets, sidewalks, crosswalks that shared public realm we hear mostly that. About seionage blight we hear a lot about unworkable sidewalks we hear you know ugly looking streets. and so again, that's what what are focused on is is improving not shared public realm. I. Mean I think we we all have you know tripped over are the you know the broken sidewalks are neighborhoods and you know been scared to cross the street you know at times in our neighborhood there's there's a lot of improvement to to be made there. You mentioned sign edge blight Mario Rights after spending weeks in the lush green jungles, of Mexico and landing at Intercontinental. Airport. Driving Down I forty five with the overabundance of unseemly billboards was rather jarring. About that. It is it is It is jarring will look we're we. We were constantly advocating for less billboards in Houston and We you know that was our that was our initial mission, and we are very hopeful with this air- airport corridor district that the the sign edge this it doesn't really impact the billboards it impacts the sign that will be built. You know with the businesses along those thoroughfares that it will be greatly cleaned up with the size and height restrictions, and also those thoroughfares will just look a lot prettier now that it's been deemed you know its own district. But it is it is jarring. Forget the first time I flew into Houston I moved here to be with my my husband never forget the first time I flew in and I'm like, you know thinking what have I done and then I got four neighborhood and I got to our neighborhood and I it's the you know one of the prettiest neighborhoods you could you could live in and so you know there's there's such a it is. It's jarring when you first come into the city and then you know there's so much beauty in inside Houston inside lots of the cities around. HOUSTON. But you just have to get there I appreciate it. When I first arrived in Houston it wasn't anything about the scenery what? Stuck with me was everywhere I went my God this blast of cold air everywhere inside. And I'll admit pretty much keep my that all the time now. Dean is in Spring Branch, and she offers ideas for how to make Houston Prettier. She mentioned four she says, shade trees, preferably natives, walkable neighborhoods. She says, a walkable neighborhood is usually a beautiful one. She says cultivate the unique character of neighborhoods and she says bury the power lines in admits that maybe that's a pipe dream. What of those are realistic options. Well I think those are great Let the city just passed a walkable neighborhood ordinance. which is very exciting and that means that the city of Houston we'll have a lot more focused on making our neighborhoods more walkable. That was a big a big win think for all of us in. HOUSTON..
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"Yes good morning. Thank you for taking my call. I have a question about zoning and how the industrial and retail space comes to border residential areas. case in point my neighborhood was at one point very nice and beautiful, and once a residential Sorry. A industrial and retail space opened up pretty much surrounding our community We saw just the overall aesthetic declined rapidly a lot about side traffic and also a lot of trash that brings along with it that litters the streets and the neighborhood any elaboration on what may be coming in the future as far as zoning, and maybe a little bit of history behind why we don't have as zoning laws and for places. Thanks for the call answer the question heather. Well Look. That must be extremely frustrating and I think I'm I'm no expert in zoning. I I I understand your frustration and that's the kind of the beautiful thing about Houston and sometimes the messy part of Houston Our recommendation is that you know when you WANNA, see scenic change in your neighborhood and when you're having these issues in your neighborhood that you make sure you know there's a way for US citizens to to to make these changes than to have our voices heard and to you know make sure that you're getting involved with your civic club. Your Neighborhood Associations pay attention to what's happening at City Hall and then make sure that you know when you. When these things are happening in your neighborhood that you're reaching out your city council member and really advocating for perceived change in your neighborhood and I'm sorry that that sounds so frustrating that that's happened but I'm I'm not zoning for and I don't I don't know what's happening with zoning in the near future but but again, our mission is that were you know we want to empower citizens to make scenic change in their own neighborhood than and there are definitely ways you can do that by by staying involved in your in your neighborhoods. I. Guess just sort of generally speaking though does are. Are Limited zoning laws traditional zoning. Other ways that we do you have neighborhoods that have specific requirements and things like that. But we don't have the kind of traditional zoning might see in some other cities. Does it make it a little bit harder to get some of these.
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"Here in the Houston area we have four of those seats CD to which is inside the loop going up to go up up towards Tom Ball and then over to Kingwood and a very gerrymandered district where Dan Crenshaw's dealing challenged by. Sima. Lodge. Of Oregon CD twenty two, which is primarily in county Troy nehls is the Republican Sri Carney is the democrat. Then we have a CD southern, which is. What the western part of Houston was he fletcher's the incumbent who defeated John Culbertson back in two thousand eighteen. She's being challenged by Wesley Hunt and finally in another gerrymandered district, which stretches from Hesse Harris. County all the way up to Travis County Michael McCall, the Republican incumbent news being by Democrat Siegel. So we've got a lot going on in congressional races and it really. The size of the Republican delegation in the US House. Will depend on how well the their candidates do here in Texas. There's no hope Republicans are going to take a majority in the US House. But how far away they get from majority will depend heavily on what occurs in the lone star state mark anything else you keeping tabs on these days in the world of politics. I, I mean just watching the evolution of the battle for the Texas House, which is something that will relate to control the US. House. During the next decade, if Democrats are able to have a net gain of nine seats in the Texas House, they'll have see that the redistricting table in two thousand, twenty one when the legislature meets and they'll be able. To prevent Republicans from engaging in extreme partisan gerrymander that could cost the Republican party up to say six seats in the US, house because Texas will be have thirty eight or thirty, nine up from thirty six during the next decade and so the fate of the GOP majority in the US House in many ways will pass through what occurs in. Texas. Twenty twenty elections. Mark Jones is political science fellow at Rice University's Baker. Institute for Public Policy Rene Cross is a senior director and researcher at the Hobby School of public. Affairs at the University of Houston and political science lecturer at UH. Mark Renee. Thanks very much. And just ahead should we make more of an effort to keep Houston bit prettier stay with us is, Houston matters continues..
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"Good Morning. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig in coming up. We've heard from public and private school administrators and teachers about return to school plans. But how much has the pandemic impacted parents who home school their kids? We'll ask one also former vice president Joe, Biden and newly named running mate Senator Kamla Harris are preparing for their first joint appearance. This afternoon we'll discuss that and other developments in politics and will consider if there should be more of an effort to make Houston well, a little prettier I though we say. Good morning to news eighty seven Davis land here with some of what matters to Houston today cove nineteen and otherwise Good Morning Davis Good Morning. Craig. Gap Excuse me. Yeah. This morning we're seeing. A new set of measures out from the Texas Medical Center you know they've got this Hindi website chocked full of data on how covid nineteen is playing out in greater. Houston recently updated that with these three gauges they look like speedometers with a needle and a circle and they're color coded. So with these three gauges TMC hospitals are tracking the effective reproduction rate, the daily new case count and the positivity rate. I'll go through each of these one by one, the effective positivity rate that's the average number people infected by one person. It measures how effective things like mask wearing and social distancing have been if it's any higher than one, the spread. Of. The viruses accelerating if it's lower than one is slowing down yesterday, it was calculated to be zero point nine meaning the spread of the virus is slowing but only only slightly it's almost to that kind of just one to one rate The other two metrics are newly confirmed cases. That's the number of new cases, each day and the positivity rate. The rate of people testing positive for covid nineteen as far as new cases in the greater Houston area that was thirteen hundred cases yesterday in order for the virus to be under control the Medical Center says that needs to be less than two hundred cases a day. So we're a pretty long way off from that for the positivity rate, the Medical Center. was at ten point, five percent yesterday they say that needs to be below five percent before the virus is considered under control. So like we've been saying this week and last, there are some encouraging signs there but we are by no means out of the woods yet there's still a lot of progress to be made before the pandemic is brought under control here. Other news though we're learning that Hispanic owned businesses in Houston has been hit particularly hard by the economic effects of the pandemic the University of Houston Center.
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"This is Houston matters on Craig Cohen on Friday governor. Greg Abbott reinforced the opinion of his attorney, General Ken Paxton that local school districts have the right to determine when and how their students returned to classrooms, and that local health officials can't keep them away to prevent spread of Cove Nineteen Harris. County. Judge Lena Hidalgo in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner disagree to discuss the political implications of this and other recent developments in politics were joined now by brand rotting house co host of News Eighty Seven's party politics program and a professor of political science at the University of Houston and Nancy Sims a political analyst and lecturer in the University of Houston Political Science Department Nancy Brandon welcomed the program. Warning Craig Craig Good Morning. Nancy why don't we start with you? Why did authority over when how to return students to classrooms become? So political so fast? It's like everything code has become political. So this particular issue has been intensely political because people make vast general rules without taking into account local circumstances, and that has elevated the debate over win schools will open to a very political level. Brandon is that or is it just a question of each level of governance if you will love school districts, cities, counties, states that whatever one you represent you think should be the one to make decisions about things like this. It a little of I think Nancy's right that this is certainly political because the circumstances have developed that way and I think initially could have been quelled. But now that we're where we are, it's impossible to take the politics out of it. It's really impossible to Texas in the middle of this pandemic that requires there to be coordination among multiple levels of government and one of the things we try to. Stress to our students is that this is such a complicated way to run a government and in many ways inefficient. So once you throw the politics into it, it becomes a real mess. Nancy. What specifically motivated the governor to make that sort of reinforcing statement on Friday after the Attorney General's letter came out after the Texas Education Agency reversed its policy towards funding for schools that wanted to stay online only. After the city of Houston and Harris County..
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"Fighting for the boat. Betty. What did Houston's suffragettes conclude was the most effective method to sway stones to their 'cause. I couldn't see what I think really affected the Texas. A suffrage is. Gaining support is what they did during World War wound. They pretty much set aside. All of their activists activism towards the suffrage. Movement and and they really really. When in raised millions of dollars here, in Houston Liberty Liberty Wounds. They just I. Think I think their participation in that changed some minds about the women they were sharing in all of this. They should be equal citizens in everything and I. Think in at least in Texas I think that had a lot to do with with the opposition may maybe coming over and saying seeing what they were doing and they. They, they did equality in citizenship because they were certainly participating in the war. Effort like that. It's interesting because it does sound like. Michelle that here in Houston, and across Texas, anyway that that you know based off of what Betty saying that there was. A certain degree of success in that first approach that you were talking about the idea of now the this was really about lobbying politically influencing lawmakers, establishing and building relationships with them to to convince them versus the more overt. Efforts to pick it. Hunger strikes things that nationwide it sounds like finally helped to. Convince or push this Across the finish line. Do you think that different approaches were effective in different ways across the country? Accurately and I think you know on a national level. They were effective in tandem.