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"houston city" Discussed on WGN Radio
"And John had mentioned Sterling silicon was on the road with them every episode. He was there in the field. I said, clearly he didn't have a map. Yeah, the first one in Garth Mississippi, they're lost. That's all the risk to it. It was still a great show. Don't get me wrong, but it used to dry at least one buzz was on it. But it used to just drive me crazy that it was not even remotely close to route 66. When it was, it was almost that it was inadvertent. All right, Johnny and Austin, welcome to WGN radio. Hey Raleigh, it's good to talk to you. Well, likewise, how do you feel? Good. Excellent. Excellent. I want you to do me a favor and email me your phone number and call you the minute I get off the air. Okay, great. Any time. I'll do it. I feel I feel terrible that I haven't gotten back in touch with you and I want to. No, no, no, hurry, no problem. You were talking about route 66. And it was a summer of 1963 that the crew came to Houston to do an episode there called the episode is called cage around Maria. Okay. And it was filmed at the Houston police department substation that they had just opened and they also had another location they filmed this episode. It was terrible. At the Houston zoo, and my dad at that time was a Houston city councilman same name as me. And somehow he got a speaking part, a small part. And that episode in about three minutes into that episode called a cage around Maria. Yeah. My dad appears as a desk sergeant and a Houston police officers uniform. I'm going to definitely watch this. Yeah, and it's interesting. He did pretty good. He has a speaking part and they've taken a lady in custody. I think she was founded the zoo trying to jump off into the bear cage or something. It was really lame. Maria cardenas was the zoo. Yes. My dad says, they asked her name and he says to sign in or something, he said, yes, her name is pardon us, Maria cardenas. And that was his big line. In the show. I'm definitely going to watch this. Now, it's an interesting episode, of course, I think this is after buzz is long gone, sadly. But it wasn't one that Sterling silliphant wrote or produced. And I don't even know that he was there. It aired on the ides of March of 1963. Oh, really? Yes, yes. Huh? Yeah. Well, yeah, we were there actually when they recorded it. You know, my dad enjoyed a little bit of fame and he did also like an audience. So her family was there to watch all this. I remember it like it was yesterday. Yeah, a guy named George Sherman was the producer and Jesse Sandler was the writer. While he was poorly written, but I thought it was weird because if you look at the episode guide, it's all for the writing, Sterling silicon Sterling silicon, and then there's this one episode Jesse Sandler and either a couple others like Joel Carpenter wrote one, but for the most part, it was all Sterling silicon, but not that episode. Well, it was really, really not really a good episode at all, but he used to get royalties off of that. That's one time. Yeah, that's great. I know because I believe the thing still runs, probably, on one of the other things, but my dad did back in the 50s. I might have told you this before, but Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie and some big jazz artists came to the Houston city auditorium and the early 50s. Wow. And there was a Houston Texas was way behind the times and those years. And the police did some kind of goofy, stupid sting operation. And backstage, allegedly, Dizzy Gillespie and some of these artists were out doing a dice or something. And anyway, so during the concert, the HPD is employees rated that concert. Oh no. And took Ella Fitzgerald and Disney Gillespie and some of these other artists to jail. Now, at that time, my dad was known as he had a position. It was before he was city councilman. I can't remember off the top of my head what it was. It's not coming to me. Houston public position. God, it's just not coming to me. But anyway, it was close to city council of anyway. He'd found out about this that night and went down to the police headquarters and got elephants Gerald released. And if you look on a search engine and put Ella Fitzgerald, Johnny going to there's a big story about it about, I think it's a something the headline is like on jazz and integration and useful. The night Ella Fitzgerald was jailed for singing to an integrated audience in Texas. And in my dad is pictured with her. It was great. It was fun. It was on the front page of two Houston newspapers back in the, I'm guessing it was 54, 55. And that picture is a matter of fact. I just bought a copy of it off of because it's copyright. Right. I bought a copy just a couple of weeks ago. Finally, to have one off of is that called superstar. Yes, yes, I've seen that picture there. Yes. I bought that picture saw what happened. Yeah, for personal use because then it's only 25 bucks. Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, exactly. That was a big deal. My father was so outraged that this happened. He was head of what was called the corporation court. That's what it was. And I don't know what that position even entailed. He was head of the corporation court city of Houston. And he went down there and his picture right next to hell and he looks really angry. And there's some other, there's a booking officer there. It's behind the desk, right in her name down I suppose. And then there's my dad and some other guy. I don't know if he was the arresting officer or what the heck he was. But anyway, it's a classic photo. Yeah, yeah
"houston city" Discussed on The Tony Kornheiser Show
"And you're looking at it and you just go. I'm talking about people who have made a living in the league. You they look at it live time. Just go what the hell is that. What are they doing now. This is not some games. Tony this is virtually every game but because of the injuries to brooklyn and trae young not playing three the last really the last three games in the series we milwaukee a team that two years ago might have been a favorite to win but lost sits around in the conference finals again. We don't know how they got. This is the most fantastic little note about the playoff series. That i have is this. You michael ray will bond can sleep in your own bed and watch every single game. Emt's leap in chicago and commuter walkie right has said. Has anybody ever been able to do this before. Sleep in your own bed every game and go. I've clearly not been able to do it. I'm very excited about it The thing i hate the most posted. We're not really post pandemic. But during the thing i hate the most is. I've resume travel. 'cause we always travel those off to do that is packing. I hate that in the best of times. I really hate it. Now we're all trying to get revved back up to to do what we have done for decades. A lot of and packing the travel is a you know how i love travel. You know how travel is traveling. I know how is arduous is stressful. It has never been like this for me in the forty years forty one years. I've been doing this stuff. I hate and this is so great that i can just you know games one and two or tuesday and thursday here and i'll get on a plane with a backpack and fly to chicago and the games are such tony. Get one game on sunday. I might drive the milwaukee and there are people may have would be to get like a like a yukon. 'cause i you know i'm not gonna disparage milwaukee is be like milwaukee and as some of the mid west say you know we can dispirited walkie those detroit chicago. You need an apples and wherever but other people can't And but the people you know are saying wait a minute. I'm flying to chicago are you. Are you driving like yeah the you can also take a train. Right isn't a train about an hour and a half on our ten. It's at least it's five. oh eight. that's how familiar. I am with the train scheduled to from chicago to milwaukee on weekdays. So i'm i'm yeah me. How excited about this being able to be in chicago and here. It's it's a you know it's a fun thing that chicago's dot participating. But you know small midwestern cities. I find that kinda cool that milwaukee's participating in no matter what i think of this edition of the bucks and i'm phoenix is definitely you know her her. Even shaq's it's cool to have two small market teams colo- shaquille feeding is the fifth biggest city in america. Is it really so. Yeah wow. I didn't know that truck philly houston. Maybe six philly. Houston i know houston is big. I know houston is bigger than poor thing. She's just forty. Houston's gonna catch chicago at some point in terms of you know houston city with no zoning whatsoever right it'd be that'd be third but then you've got you've got phillies four. I'm so you got philly. Five and phoenix arizona. Six so listening to this. Who think that they. You know what's a small place out west. Well yeah was bigger to washington. Dc is bigger than the nation's capital. Oh it's much. I'll no question about that. Washington probably twelve or thirteen or something like that so let us get. Let's get to chris paul for a second the you boy and you working with chris paul and that's all fine crispell of all the people who are going to play in this final. His story is the best source. There's no other story because onto compo- he's a kid. He got a lot of years left booker a kid. There's no particular veteran out there where you say always been dying to get in this position except for chris. Paul who's been now on his third team in three years and is the only significant addition to phoenix and deserves to me an incredible amount of credit for molding this team in getting this team to the finals. He's had a bad history in the playoffs of either being bad or being hurt. He's never been this far before and if he were to win. I mean i would i would just. I don't know that it makes them a better player. I think he's a very good player. But i think that a guy like that could say okay. This is this is it. I one. I've done everything i've ever wanted to do right. Yeah yeah yes yes i. He's got a very good player. Chris great for a long time. He's he's on that list of people who've not wanna championship who have been great for very long time. One of the people will be cheering for him. The hardest and i hope to get him to actually be in the arena because he defines to a large degree basketball in. This town is charles barkley. Yup mama charles. Charles dot to the final like twenty nine and he won the mvp. That year chris has not gotten there until he's thirty five and so Crispy great player. He's won a great point guards. And and when you watch the last two years and you'd have remarked on this over and over the last two years. He's just he's taken two teams the into the playoffs in one series. And you go. How in the hell is that possible. He's nps qualitatively improved teams just by his presence. He has no he. He is tough. Everybody knows devon you. You'd probably say now. Devon booker is the best player on that team and he's had twenty seven and a half points two years ago this year. It was like twenty five. He's down in scoring this year. Which is good. But chris possibles important player if i two three years ago and when james harden was the best player on a houston team. That probably should've won. It's chris. paul stays healthy Chris policy most important player on that team. So you can say that about booker. and you know what tony. I'm not in in three years. Maybe it's eighty. I don't know. I mean eight and eight minutes coming to a place. Now you just go my god. This guy can do everything in the traditional way of big man doesn't but it's still chris. Paul and i said the booker. What is this. like 'cause he he's he's legendarily. Tough on people and booker with a ride smile. Says it ain't for everybody that's right. I mean it's the guy who scores twenty one more time. Twenty seven points a game. This is a kid who has a seventy point game to his credit. You ask him what's it like. They have to deal with chris. Polity it eight for everybody. Well it is for devon book. Devon booker is now gone for so with the games even booker's had in the playoffs..
"houston city" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Do remember this. It's really stupid. Alright? Didn't wasn't there somebody on the show that did something racist a long time ago, And then he said, Well, that shouldn't matter anymore or something like that, so he didn't actually do the racist thing. But he didn't criticize the person that did the racist thing for the for the racism. I think that was enough to have him removed. I think that's what it was. He was explained to me, then how it is that Hunter Biden isn't a news story today or Paula Deen for that matter. Well, Paula Deen did she use the actual inward back? What? 40 years ago when everybody was throwing it around, and then they cancel her. How many people have done something slightly racist or extremely racist and had their lives and careers ruined, But Hunter. Biden isn't a news story. They have him on tape is saying the N word multiple times. The Chris Harris and thing is actually even more ridiculous than what I do. Remember it being quite ridiculous. Do you remember what an antebellum party is? Yes, in antebellum party is an old South. It's something where people usually college kids get dressed up. Like they're in the antebellum South. The guys where Confederate uniforms the women dresses, Southern belles, and that in itself is racist. Usually it's a sorority or fraternity thing. Kappa Alpha, I think, does it right? One of the women on the show Rachel Kirk Connell. I couldn't sure couldn't tell you anything about Rachel. Yeah, attended an old South party. Which became part of the storyline on the show. In February of this year, fans discovered this became very angry that she attended an old South Party in 2018 is all it took. Now I'm going to give one just to the listeners in Houston real quick. If that's offensive. Why is Abby Cayman still on the city Council? We we who we have a raging left wing Houston City Council member. Named Abby Common Pretty blonde lady, Right? Okay. Okay. Abby came and attended old South parties. What? And when she was running for office. Some people from black lives matter found out about that what they did. The Houston Chronicle neglected to report on it because Abby Common was their friend. They neglect to report about Hunter Biden, now the mainstream media national news. Nothing about Hunter. No, don't worry about it. Yeah, And that's something. Imagine that the rules don't make any sense. Just test that, though, to see if that's true kidding. I want you to throw around the N word for the next 10 minutes or so. And we'll just see if anything happens. Okay? I'll do it right now. Mingeon Engine engine engine. Oh, is that not the word that you were talking about? I don't think it's the one like okay. I found the photo of Abby. There's Abby at an old South party. Oh, dear. Oh, boy. Look at all those white people do in southern white. Stuff, not a single black person at the whole party. You dozens of people there. Well, that's because you can't see the kitchen. Help. Uh, what's that? Okay, Okay. We We got to do the birthdays. And there's happy right there in a pretty yellow dress looks lovely in that night. Yeah. Must have been in the springtime Must have been here are celebrity birthday list includes Natalie. Portman. She's now 40. Do you remember the show about the killer? I forget. He's some kind of an assassin or something. When she was about 12, I guess that was her first big acting role. She was like, 12, year old and now 40. You remember her from four movies? Probably. Or Star wars? Of course. Okay. Yeah. Alright. Teddy Bruschi. I'm told he is a linebacker. I'm told that is a football player is a sport that people he was part of the New England Patriots sounds familiar. I've never been to New England, but he's 48. Never been old England. No, actually, Yes, I have. Johnny Depp is 58. Michael J. Fox's 60. Dick Vital the old college basketball announcer and quite the horn dog. When it comes to college cheerleaders, which we saw we met him. He's 82. Donald Duck is 87. That's why it's Donald Duck tape and Jackie Mason. The old school Jewish comedian is mighty years old. No longer with us. Jackie Wilson, the soul singing legend, um, bunch of good songs back in the day. This is sad. He had a heart attack during a concert. 1975 on stage heart attack. He went into a coma where he lived in that coma for nearly nine years, And then he died, And then he finished. The concert never came out of the home, And then he came back out on stage. It would be great if he was like, Hey, I didn't finish the set. No, that's the last thing he remembered. We'll give everybody a refund. I feel bad about that. Also, it's Les Paul's birthday. The guy with the guitar and they overdubbing of Locals. Yeah, kind of a cool kind of a cool thing that he did. Yeah, very impressive thing. Yeah, Very cool. And today on the state of history, Donald brought to you by Oh, That's right. You have a sponsor. Brought to you by Parfitt. Have a sponsor. Yeah. You have a sponsor to Mr Kenneth. You know, part Fab USA is saving the oil and gas industry here in America. The least you could do is show him some love. Since you live in this country. I always do. Do you not love America? Do you not love cold beer and rock and roll turns out now? A good portion of the country doesn't think you're American Flags on on your trucks is a good thing. It's not patriotic. It's threatening is what it is. We'll get to that. We'll talk about that in a little bit. Donald Duck made his debut this day in history 87 years ago. He didn't wear pants. He still doesn't wear pants. But when he gets out of the shower for some reason, he wraps a towel around himself. That's a good point. People don't get it. I never thought about that. You just blew my mind Secretary in 48 years ago. Today it was 1973 Triple Crown won the Belmont, which is the last of the Triple Crown and the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years. At that point, Ah, let's see all today is the day Richard Pryor suffered third degree burns over most of his body freebasing cocaine. Because, dammit that Coke will not free base itself. Some people forgot that happened to Richard Pryor. You knew Michael Jackson got his hair caught on fire, right? Wasn't an NFC committing a Pepsi commercial, right? Yeah, That's why I don't drink Pepsi. Is that why? Because it will make your hair light on fire and you raped kids, And then you don't drink Coke because, well, they accused you of being too white Be less white, they said today is the day that Adam West, the one true Batman and fell And lost his battle with leukemia. It was four years ago, and he was 88. Okay, Very.
"houston city" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Good morning. I like to talk about the upcoming agenda. Item number two about renaming the west of three parts or lorraine jerry nature preserve Lorraine was a an incredible person who helped organize and actually acquire. the city. Acquired the park for about nine million dollars in two thousand seven after she passed away. The neighborhood got together and a proposal to each part to rename the park after her and the city council vote tomorrow and Some point. I really wanna make is that. It's not just west limit. Three park lane cherry was really the mental and getting Raising funds for jc far remodeled. There and she also worked with the city and houston parks armed from trail head on bryce on what i so. This woman has the nominal history of helping the naples. The in general industry districts and i just wanted to make sure that the council member knew that and i appreciate it the floor in the coming up tomorrow all right. Thanks very much for the call. Councilmember go ahead but thank you for those comments and thank you for Being able to put forth such a rich legacy that she is brought to the city of houston. I think are extremely necessary for the city to always highlight the efforts and dedication few stones and have done so much work To make our city better. And so i'm looking forward to supporting that item tomorrow councilmember. We we last spoke with you just after the deadly winter freeze and the massive power failures. Or what did you think about. What lawmakers in austin did and did not do about that in this legislative session that just passed. It didn't seem as if there was much conversation about The necessary improvements that needed to happen at the state level. Beyond you know a couple of weeks after the freeze and so. I was disheartened Not to hear More of a substantial plan from the state level all what are going to be the nest as steps to improve the grid. What contingency plans are we gonna put in place to have. This never happened again. What type of legislation will be there. as a deterrent What what conversations are happening between our our legislatures and the commission and it just seems as if things went back to business as usual and that we did not Take it seriously enough to Make that a huge party for the rest of the session. So i really are. It's the legislatures at the at the state level to Not just kick. That can down the road because we need improved infrastructure We saw what happened when we have a lack of investment and the grid and we do not wanna have devastation like we experienced. That ever happen again. Do you see that as a priority beyond just the potential for another future freeze but for for all severe weather conditions all emergencies just generally for sure. Yeah i think it's it's a lesson learned. And i think whenever we've faced crisis or natural disaster especially in the houston area we should learn from it and we should find a way to Improve and be better prepared even on the city on a city level. You know we have to be prepared. For unforeseen circumstances we have to prepare for every situation that may occur Especially you know as it pertains emergencies and You know when you do not take things seriously or you just continue to kick the can down the road and we find ourselves in the same position that we were before the good thing about the city juiston though it seems as if every time we do face some type of crisis or natural disaster We get more prepared and more smarter about you. Know how to Train our staff the equipment and personnel deaths necessary to handle it so that we don't see ourselves in the same predicament again. I hate to take his back to the budget. But just in light of the fact that it was passed last week and it did include a lot of items for recurring spending coming from this one time injection of federal funds. And you've used the phrase kick. The can down the road a couple of times kind of feel like i gotta bring it up and say what steps can you and the rest of council take now and over the next year or two to prepare for that moment. When you're going to want to say no we've got to fully fund core services and the response is we don't have enough money even for that. Don't think i don't think you're gonna have an answer to say. We don't have enough money for that them. The you have to prioritize with the money that you have so if you know that you have to prioritize core services money have of course services has to go there i. You don't compromise that money for other department okay so we should have the necessary. Money for core services the question becomes. What do you do with the risk right. And does that mean that. There has to be some changes. There have to mean that there has to be Different implementation of different processes procedures to make the city more efficient. Maybe we have to have more inner local agreements with county for duplicate services. So you have to be creative in your approach but to say that we won't have the money. I don't agree with that. Is this how much money we have left for everything outside of just the court departments. Is there any existing program right. Now that the city of houston has that you would point to and you'd say look if we had to do without. That's probably the first thing i would cut. Well i would look at it to where i don't you know from aerial view. I can't give you a A a specific answer on that. But what i think. The city must do is have a a total department wise audit on each department specifically form. What happens after these arpad dollars ones out. What is the plan going for with the dollars that we know that will be there with a projection was sales taxes and property taxes. And see okay. How much money would be left over. If we were to fully fund the four core service department and out of that house that we prioritise the of the money and what cuts or changes will be needed to make sure that we have a structurally balanced budget at the end of the day. Houston city council member. Ever pollard represents district jay and south west houston councilmember pollard. Thanks so much for talking with us. Thank you so much for having just ahead. What really happened. The alamo and why some not entirely accurate myths about persist houston chronicle columnist co authors new book. It's called forget the alamo. We talk with them. Is houston matters. Continues.
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"Made awkwardness its own kind of funny. It is Wednesday, May 19th singer Sam Smith is 29 years old today. The news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm Janine Herbs the houses that to vote today on a proposal to create a bipartisan commission to investigate the deadly January 6th attack on the U. S. Capitol. But as NPR's child, Snyder reports top Republicans are resisting. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy has come out in opposition to the proposal, and former President Donald Trump is urging Republicans to reject it. The full House is set to vote on the proposal. After one approval in the House Rules Committee along a party line vote. The proposal would set up an independent commission to investigate the attack. Similar to the panel that examine the 9 11 attacks. The proposal is expected to pass the house, but it may have a tougher time in the Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer is promising to bring it up for a vote. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says Republicans are willing to listen to arguments about why such a commission is needed, but that he is pushing the pause button. Royal Snyder NPR news because officials say at least six Palestinians were killed in Israeli airstrikes overnight as fighting enters its 10th Day in Gaza. At least 219 Palestinians have been killed in Israel. At least 12 people have been killed by Palestinian rocket fire, and Israeli military official says Israel is preparing for more days of fighting. As NPR's Daniel Estrin reports from Tel Aviv. A senior Israeli military officials spoke to reporters, including NPR, on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive matters related to the fighting. He said Israel had killed senior Gaza militants crippled its rocket launching capabilities and destroyed roughly 1/5 of an underground tunnel network. Israel says Hamas built in Gaza, The officials said the aim was to deter Hamas from firing rockets deep into Israel and to take the opportunity to hit it. Infrastructure Hamas had built up since their last war in 2014. The Israeli official would not discuss ceasefire demands, but said Israel has quote assessing whether the achievements are enough to bring a message to Hamas. Daniel Estrin. NPR news Tell Aviv Tonight. Ford unveils its new F 1 50 pickup and all electric truck they're calling the Lightning. NPR's Camilla Domina ski has more. The auto industry is betting huge quantities of money on a transition away from gas and diesel vehicles toward electric ones. Governments are promoting the shift because moving away from gas and diesel cars is a critical part of any plan to tackle climate change. Investors are on board because of the example of Tesla's runaway success Right now, Battery powered cars make up less than 3% of U. S sales. But they're also haven't been a ton of options. So the pivotal question is as more electric vehicles come on the market. Will drivers want to buy them? The F 1. 50 is America's most popular vehicle, so the fact that this truck is getting an electric version is getting a lot of attention. Camilla Domino SKI NPR news U. S futures contracts of trading lower at this hour. The NASDAQ Futures are down 1.5% our futures down 8/10 of a percent. This is NPR. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Houston schools will no longer be able to require masks after June. 4th Governor Greg Abbott has issued an order banning school district statewide from requiring face coverings and government reporter Andrew Schneider says public schools and universities are moving quickly to comply. Houston eyes do. You should've brief public statement saying that it intends to comply with the governor's order and is awaiting further guidance from the Texas Education Agency. Spring branch eyes appears prepared to move more quickly. It issued a statement saying its board of trustees will meet next Monday. They're expected to take action on a resolution making masks optional As of May, 25th. Likewise, the University of Houston is issued a statement saying masks would no longer be required on campus. However, the university continues to encourage the wearing of face coverings, particularly for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. I'm Andrew Schneider in Houston. Houstonians are debating the future of the police department as the city maps out next year's budget. As news 88 sevens Jen Rice tells us the new chief and some community members want to move in opposite directions. Mayor Sylvester Turner's plan boosts the police budget by around $30 million and ads around 200 officers. Violent crime has increased over the past year with murders up around 40%. HPD chief Troy Fenner says Houston needs more cops on the streets. You have to be practical and look at your cities. We need more police and we don't need much more funding. But Brandon Mac elite organizer with black lives matter, Houston was one of a dozen people who called in to ask for cuts. I am urging the members of the Houston City Council to not increase the budget for Houston Police Department Into instead allocate funds for other areas such a neighborhood, Houston Health Department libraries and used them family services. We do not need more police police reform advocates say boosting community resource is does more to fight crime and reduce violence than adding more police. I'm generous in Houston. Hundreds of pro Palestinian demonstrators gathered outside the consulate general of Israel in Houston last night. As violence continues in some parts of the Middle East. Some are. Taha was in the occupied West Bank in 2018 when violence erupted. To cycle The.
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"From NPR news. I'm Janine Herbs. Some members of the board that oversees the U. S. Capitol Police will testify before Congress today on their role tied to the January six insurrection. And here's Claudia glee Solace reports. The entire board hasn't appeared before. Lawmakers since 1945. Republicans on the House Administration committee called for the hearing in the wake of concerns over the board's role overseeing Capitol police. The board's voting members are comprised of the House and Senate sergeant at Arms and the architect of the Capitol. But Senate sergeant at arms carrying Gibson will not appear in person before the committee. That means the board streak of not testifying together before Congress since 1945 remains in place. However, how Sergeant at arms. William Walker, who was sworn into his role last month after serving as the head of the D C National Guard, will appear before the panel along with the architect of the Capitol, J. Brett Blanton. Claudia Chrysalis. NPR NEWS Washington New York attorney. A state attorney general's office says its investigation of the Trump Organization is expanding NPR's child. Snyder reports. The investigation is now considering potential financial crimes. A spokesman for New York attorney General Leticia James issued a statement saying her offices expanding what had been a civil investigation. It is now pursuing criminal violations, along with the Manhattan district attorney, James is offices it has notified the Trump Organization. The former president has previously said James's investigation is politically motivated. NPR's Giles Snyder reporting the law enforcement officer who's fatally shot a black man in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, won't face charges or lose their jobs as well. Michael's from member station W. N. C reports. The local district attorney says the killing of Andrew Brown Jr was justified. Passports. A county sheriff says deputies were attempting to serve search and arrest warrants when they closely surrounded Brown's car and told him to put his hands up. District Attorney Andrew Womble claims Brown then began to use the car as a deadly weapon. When he tried to get away. He had two choices he could comply. He could try to flee. When he tried to flee. He put their lives in danger. Marble said he did not know if any deputies were injured. He shared about 45 seconds of body camera footage, but would not show more video or provide a copy of the investigation. Attorneys for the Brown family are demanding the release of both for NPR News. I'm will Michael's in Elizabeth City in India, the country's biggest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute. Says it won't be able to export vaccines until the end of the year. Countries that have already placed orders and paid or angry, but India says it needs the vaccines for his own citizens. The number of new Corona virus infections is falling, but the country said a new daily record for deaths at 4521 This is NPR Live from news 87 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. Houston schools will no longer be able to require masks after June. 4th Governor Greg Abbott has issued an order banning school district statewide from requiring face coverings and government reporter Andrew Schneider says public schools and universities are moving quickly to comply. Houston eyes do. You should've brief public statement saying that it intends to comply with the governor's order and is awaiting further guidance from the Texas Education Agency. Spring branch Eyes D appears prepared to move more quickly. It issued a statement saying its board of trustees will meet next Monday. They're expected to take action on a resolution making masks optional As of May, 25th. Likewise, the University of Houston has issued a statement saying masks would no longer be required on campus. However, the university continues to encourage the wearing of face coverings, particularly for individuals who are not fully vaccinated. I'm Andrew Schneider in Houston. Houstonians are debating the future of the police department as the city maps out next year's budget. As news 88 sevens Jen Rice tells us the new chief and some community members want to move in opposite directions. Mayor Sylvester Turner's plan boosts the police budget by around $30 million and ads around 200 officers. Violent crime has increased over the past year with murders up around 40%. HPD chief Troy Fenner says Houston needs more cops on the streets. You have to be practical and look at your cities. We need more police and we don't need much more funding. But Brandon Mac elite organizer with black lives matter, Houston was one of a dozen people who called in to ask for cuts. I am urging the members of the Houston City Council to not increase the budget for Houston Police Department Into instead allocate funds for other areas such a neighborhood, Houston Health Department libraries and used them family services. We do not need more police police reform advocates say boosting community resource is does more to fight crime and reduce violence than adding more police. I'm generous in Houston. Harris County has lowered the cove in 19 threat level in our region, Judge Lena Hidalgo says, because of the number of people getting vaccinated, combined with decreasing covert hospitalizations. The threat is moving from red to orange. I'm confident. I really trust that.
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"Closer ties between the government and private companies to prevent hacks. I'm Noel King, and I'm Rachel Martin. Also, the CDC says. 12 to 15 year olds can start getting vaccinated. A new poll shows that Americans value public health, but they don't often trust public health officials giving recommendations also how the conflict in the Middle East looks through the eyes of two parents. One Israeli one Palestinian It is Thursday. May 13th Stephen Colbert is 57 years old. Today news is next. Line from NPR News. I'm Corbett Coleman. Violence between the Israelis and Palestinians continues. Officials in Gaza say at least 83 people have been killed, including 17 Children. Israel says its military offensive is in response to rockets fired from Gaza that have killed at least seven people in Israel, including a child, NPR's Ruth Sherlock reports. The violence is being closely watched by Arab countries that recently entered diplomatic agreements with Israel. The United Arab Emirates has criticized Israel but in much more muted tones than other countries. Last year, the U. S signed a deal that normalized its relations with Israel, Morocco, but rain and Sudan followed theory Mint was made without the Palestinians. Yuri tried to make it seem more palatable for its citizens by claiming it's rations with Israel would help Palestinians. But this week's escalation of violence shows this hasn't been the case and makes the US seem unable or unwilling to influence Israel in this regard. So this is a sensitive time for the Yuri Some Emirati is a criticizing their government. But experts say those voices for now and not so loud as to force the euro and other countries who made deals with Israel to change their relationship with Sherlock NPR NEWS Beirut The Biden administration is expanding exceptions in its migration policy to allow the most vulnerable migrants to cross the southern U. S border. Most of them turned back under a public health order imposed during the pandemic. But NPR's Joel Rose reports the administration will now consider admitting people in dire need, such as families with young Children and transgender people living in dangerous conditions. The Biden administration continues to say You know, the border is not open. Remember, they have kept this trump era of public health order in place. The majority of migrants, and they don't want to encourage more migration. They have repeatedly urged central Americans not to make the dangerous trek north. But the White House is also under a lot of pressure from immigrant rights groups, who say the administration should be doing more to establish a more humane immigration system that Biden promised. During the campaign. NPR's Joel Rose reporting Environmental Protection Agency has relaunched its main climate change. Web page NPR's Rebecca Herscher reports updates to the page were suspended under the Trump administration. The EPA collects climate change information from across the federal government that includes data about whether sea level rise and drought as well as information about the health effects of a hotter earth. Announcing the relaunch, EPA administrator Michael Regan said it's important for the government to provide reliable climate information. Climate change is happening now, and it's affecting the health and safety of communities all across the country. The newly relaunched website also includes information about the relationship between racial disparities and climate change. People of color in the US are disproportionately impacted by heat waves, Floods, melting sea ice and other effects of climate change. Rebecca Herscher NPR news You're listening to NPR news. Live from news 88 7 in Houston. I'm Kyra Buckley. The average age of covert 19 patients and Texas Medical Center. Hospitals continues to drop. He was 88 sevens. Matt Harrop tells us why that's worrying a pair of hospital executives. According to TMC data, there are still about 100 new patients a day seeking treatment for covert 19. Bill McCann is the CEO of the Texas Medical Center. He says 60% of them are under the age of 60. The myth that this is an old person's disease is just dead wrong. We're seeing people in their thirties and forties. No preexisting conditions in our hospitals. Dr. James McCarthy is the chief physician executive at Memorial Hermann Health System. He says the average age of a covert patient and their intensive care units has dropped about a decade from January to now, a major driver of infection is in the kind of 35 to 45 year olds. They're the ones who've been moving around the most, so there's just more of them that are proportionately that are infected. Now there are just under 200 patients being treated for covert 19 in Texas Medical Center. ICUs currently Both executives say getting more people vaccinated will drive that number down. I met Harold in Houston and Houston area Youth Ages. 12 to 15 can start getting the Fizer vaccine at Energy Park today. More on youth vaccinations in Texas coming up in statewide news at 7 30. Meanwhile, we're watching how Houston plans to spend more than 600 Million in federal relief funds, Jen Rice tells US Houston City Council voted unanimously to give the mayor oversight over the American Rescue Plan Act funding. About half of the money will plug this year's budget gaps. Mayor Sylvester Turner said. Some of the rest will go to long term transformational projects and two police reform. Turner reassured Council members They'll still have a chance to weigh in on how the money is spent. All of those items will be coming back through the council. So you all can discuss it debated vote on it and all about Just the day before. Lacey Wolf, president of the Texas Gulf Coast Area Labor Federation, asked the mayor and council to form a community task force to oversee the money creative process that includes stakeholders. Ultimately, all council members voted for the mayor's proposal. I'm generous in Houston. The pandemic saw an increase in bike fatalities in Texas. Tex. Dot says Fatal Bike crashes.
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"Security guard outside of a homeless shelter in East village were ordered to stand trial. Suspected gang members Floyd Garrett and Johnny Hill were ordered to stand trial in the murder of Ernest Buchanan. Back in 2019. Prosecutors say the murder was committed to benefit and promote the gang that both men are allegedly a part of India is still struggling. Meanwhile, the FDA says visors Corona virus vaccine is safe to give to kids between 12 and 15, the agency says. The expanse One of the emergency years. Authorization is a critical step in battling covered, 19 Commissioner Janet Woodcock says vaccinating younger people will let us get back to normal. Meantime, the World Health Organization classifies the Corona virus variant scene first in India as a global health risk. Maria van Kirk off the Wh Ose technical lead for covert 19 reclassified the highly contagious triple Newton covert variant spreading in India as a variant of concern, she said. Preliminary studies show the variance spread more easily than the original virus. And there is some evidence that may be able to evade vaccines of variant can be labeled as such. If it's more contagious, more deadly and more resistant to current vaccines and treatments. President Biden meeting with a bipartisan group of governors to talk about how to get more people vaccinated. Ah, man in Houston is under arrest, charged with having a pet tiger. That escaped Matthew Cedar off reporting from Houston. A tiger loose Sunday in a neighborhood and off duty deputy raising his gun at the Big cat, but never shooting police. Victor Hugo Cuevas is the man taking the tiger inside. Before leaving home. The 26 year old was out on bond for an unrelated murder charge. In December, the U. S House passed the so called Tiger King bill if signed in the law. It would ban private ownership of tigers, lions, cheetahs and Cougars right now owning a tiger with in Houston City limits is a misdemeanor. Um seems like a good idea. Maybe Do you not have a cheetah as a pet? I mean, I'm just throwing it out there. Kogo. I have cat If they were too much bigger, I'd be dead coming up this evening at six. It's right now. With Lou Look at the day's top stories featuring information opinion, your phone calls Lewis joining us live to talk about a story that's caught his eye free beer tickets to sporting event. $100 savings bond. Just some incentives being offered to the hard nose. Yeah, Ladan again Warning. So we are now getting to the point where 50% of Americans are fully vaccinated, and the government is trying to figure out a way to at least take a shot at enticing what? They're calling the hard nose. Now we all know hard nose, these air people in our fit. Friends and family people in our circle that we know that are saying No, I'm not going to get the vaccine, And that's that. Well, maybe a little bit of an incentive. Yeah. In New Jersey. They're offering free beer in New York. Free tickets to Yankee Games. $100 Savings Bond in West Virginia and just cold, hard cash in the state of Maryland 100 bucks..
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"Gun at the Big cat, but never shooting police. Victor Hugo Cuevas is the man taking the tiger inside. Before leaving home. The 26 year old was out on bond for an unrelated murder charge. In December, the U. S House passed the so called Tiger King bill if signed into law. Would ban private ownership of tigers, Lions, Cheetahs and Cougars Right now owning a tiger with in Houston City limits is a misdemeanor. Matthew C. Dropped, reporting the inspector general of the Capitol police explaining what went wrong during January's riot. Michael Bolton told the House hearing there was a lack of communication and guidance before the Capitol attack. He cited issues due to increased threats over the last five years. Family of seven, is among the victims in Gaza after airstrikes from Israel. Palestinian militants are accused of launching more than 200 rockets. Amid weeks of violence in Jerusalem. The death toll is up to 24, including nine Children. More than 30 in the hospital. The trainer of the Kentucky Derby winning horse is facing scrutiny after a positive drug test. Trainer Bob Baffert is insisting he has no idea how Medina spirit tested positive for the drug Beta methods own didn't treat him or with that. We don't even use that The first sample did show the drug in Medina Spirit system if the second sample also comes back positive. Horses. Kentucky Derby win would be taken away. Bedford, who has had other horses test positive, says he's going to conduct his own investigation. We're gonna investigate who touched the horse who was near him. C. Futterman CBS News The Lightning will have to go through their in state rivals to advance to the Stanley Cup. In the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Florida Panthers beat Tampa Bay four to nothing. Last night in sunrise, the loss in lost lakhs the Lightning in his three seed in the central division. That means the two seed Panthers will have home ice. Their first round playoff series against the bolt. It's 7 35 and news radio. W F L A. Whether it's next place like a cowboy, please in the town.
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"In Galveston, It's 81 degrees and Houston 89. It's ktrh Top Tax Defenders 24 Hour Weather Center. Times Now. 501 our top story. A murder suspect out on bond is now wanted in connection with the Tiger spotted prowling the West Houston neighborhood. Houston Police commander Ron Borsa says 28 year old Victor Cuevas was last seen driving an SUV but didn't release any more information. It's a white Jeep Cherokee as a paper plate. That's all I have on right now. And obviously, if you see a Cherokee with a big tiger in it be good to call us. Cuevas could now face a misdemeanor because it's illegal for tigers to be kept within Houston City limits. The tiger would go to a sanctuary if Cuevas allows it. Federal Authority. Federal investigators believe it. Tesla's owner started in the driver's seat before a deadly crash and spring authorities released their preliminary report of last month's crash, saying security footage shows the owner getting into the car's driver seat here is county Precinct for Constable Mark Herrmann had claimed no one was in the driver's seat of time. But Tesla officials have said there is no evidence suggesting autopilot. Was being used. The crash left Dr William Varner and Everett Talbot dead. The FDA says fighters. Corona virus vaccine can be given to adolescents 12 through 15 years old, the agency says the emergency use authorization expansion is a key step in fighting covert. 19 Commissioner Janet Woodcock says vaccinating younger people will allow the U. S to return to normalcy. To dose vaccine has been available for people over 16 years old since December. After Friday's dismal jobs report, President Biden warned. If you're on unemployment benefits, you must take a job if offered or risk losing those benefits, some of argued Americans don't want to go back to work because they earn more just sitting at home. Ktrh news Time 502 on Wall Street. A selloff in text here sent stocks lower to start the week. Now, with a check of today's numbers at the closing bell. Here's Ktrh Money, Man Patch in Brought to you by Diem Auto li si dot com Good evening. Why its stock Supposing today Broadly Lower the Dow industrials finishing the day down by 34 points. Closing a 7 34,042 s and P 500 down 44 points Right at 1%. The NASDAQ hit the hardest down 350 points 2.5% on the day oil up just two cents $64.97 a barrel gold. By $6.30 an ounce $1838 After the close, Occidental Petroleum reporting their quarterly results Occidental shares they are little changed in after hours trading with the check of your money something Office of Heritage Acid Advisors I'm patch in produce radio 7 40. Hey, Trh, Houston Astros general manager James Click told Sports Talk 7 90. The team is relaxing its covert protocols. Now that 85% of the staff is vaccinated, he says. Players will no longer have to wear masks in the dugout or where tracking devices for contact tracing. Who's on demanded key trh dot com Up next The Michael Berry Show. I'm Wyatt Goolsbee for news radio 7 40 Ktrh went on the air at eight o'clock this morning, central time. We do two shows a day. I do a three hour morning showing it to our evening show. That's what you're hearing now..
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"88 degrees and Houston up to 89 Ktrh Top tax defenders. 24 hour Weather Center. The Times Now four Oh, one. Our top story. A murder suspect is wanted in connection with the Tiger spotted prowling the West Houston neighborhood. Houston Police Commander Ron Borsa says the man and his girlfriend were leasing a home in the memorial area when the tiger was spotted yesterday crossing the street. The case has speaking up for Boone County was November 2020 just pretty recent. He's out on bond for that currently bores the believes it's possible. The owner raised the tiger as a cub, but warned it's dangerous because you never know when it could turn on you. The owner could face a misdemeanor because it's illegal for tigers to be kept within Houston City limits. An investigation is underway into a deadly car crash in Houston involving a Tesla authorities say the car was equipped with autopilot technology. But that's unlikely the cause as originally thought. A test with a similar car found that auto steer feature was not available on that part of the road. The feds say there is footage from the owner's home security camera that shows him entering the car's driver seat and the passenger entering the passenger seat. Both were found dead when the Tesla hit a tree and burst into flames about 500 ft from the owner's home in spring. Former President Donald Trump is endorsing Texas Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick for reelection, Trump says Patrick always does what's best for Texas and America while praising his stances on taxes and border security, the two Republicans have a long history with Patrick Serving is trumps state chairman in 2016 and 2020. Patrick is planning to run for a third term in office in 2022. The FBI is confirming Darkseid ransomware caused the devastating cyber attack that took a major oil pipeline off line, the bureau said. The Russian group's actions affected the colonial pipeline networks, The company said today it hopes to be fully up and running by the week's end. The pipeline carries about 2.5 million barrels per day of gasoline, jet fuel and other petroleum products from the Gulf Coast. The East Coast. Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for the 2016 to 2019 explorers. The automaker says the roof rail covers should become loose or completely detached while driving, creating a safety hazard for other motorists. No accidents or injuries have been reported so far on owners will begin to receive notices the week of June. The 28th Ktrh his time for Oh, three Wall Street is starting the weekend. The red as there's a pretty bad day for tech stocks. Now with the check of your money, Here's ktrh Money, Man Passion brought to you by diem auto leasing dot com. Well, yes,.
Expert weighs in on new COVID-19 variants now emerging in Houston
"Nineteen variants are showing up more frequently in the city's wastewater which the department husband testing since the end of twenty twenty. Dr jill weatherhead at the baylor college of medicine says the new johnson and johnson vaccine will help in the against them to keep people healthy and to keep them out of hospitals and to prevent deaths. And and this vaccine has shown to do that even in the presence of these new variants of the four variants confirmed in houston city. Health officials say the uk variant is most prevalent which health experts say. Could the most contagious. Tens of thousands
Houston city council member weighs in on the possibility of lawsuits against ERCOT
"Cleanup and assessment of damage wrought by last week's freeze power outages and water infrastructure issues continues across the houston area. Plumbers will be busy for a while. Some folks will have repairs to do. Others are still awaiting the ability to have access to clean drinking water particularly those in unincorporated areas of town still others are just trying to get back to at least our new pandemic infused normal that includes efforts towards vaccination. It's in that context. We welcome back houston city council member edward pollard from district j. in southwest houston which includes the neighborhoods of gulf sharpstone. Braise wooden belair. Anything you'd like to know about that district or houston city politics and government or anything. I was just discussing is welcome at seven one. Three four four zero eighty eight seventy or talk at houston matters dot org councilmember pollard. Welcome back to houston matters. Good morning good morning. Thank you for having me. How'd you fair this past week. Well it was definitely a challenging week. We went without power for three days. my home had no structural damage. But my parents My mother's home. She had a busted pipe. They can't do the ceiling. Water got in the house and then in my father's house the same thing happened. A busted pipe and water in the house has the currently move out and live in a hotel for now And so we've been dealing with Really trying to Not only get my family Back to where. They need to be focused on a lot of the families. Within district j who had similar circumstances what assistance or guidance can you offer any city residents dealing with cleanup lingering plumbing issues leaks struggling to find the plumber waiting on insurance estimates. Any anything you can offer on that front. We just have to be diligent yet to understand that everyone is calling the insurance companies plumbers and contractors at the same time. And so there's extremely long waits. And i know it gets frustrated So you just have to really just stay diligent Being courteous and understand that help is on the way. Our office has been able to assist residents within district. Jay and trying to direct them to Different resources and so. There's anyone living in the district j community. You can always reach out to our office at district. Jay houston t. x dot up and we'll do what we can't listen to this. I don't know if you caught the discussion just before you came on but we were talking about how Some efforts to sue urquhot could end up potentially a waste of time as though it's a nonprofit it's one established by state government. The texas supreme court needs decide if it has sovereign immunity aside from being on houston city council you own a civil litigation law firm pollard. Legal group if someone came to you seeking to sue urquhot or the state or centerpoint or anyone else over what happened last week. What would be your advice. I would definitely look into it Because right now based on pending litigation at the supreme court level. I i do believe that there will be some opportunities to push forward With a tort suit against urkel other entities. Just because there's going to be a question of whether or not they knew or should have known of what was going to May happen and so because of that There may be a window open for those who Needs to pursue claims based on the damages to their home or or to their persons. And so i would definitely look into the facts of each case and see if there's something there because i do think that there will be a window open for individuals to file claims.
Houston backs affordable housing tax credits
"Housing developers are lining up for tens of millions of dollars in state tax credits. That could create more affordable housing here in houston as jen. Rice tells us city council is set to approve a list of projects today. Every year the state of texas awards tax credits for housing projects that will provide affordable options for the community houston area developments are expected to get incentives worth one hundred and fifty million dollars over the next ten years on the agenda. Houston city council could recommend asleep. Twenty-six projects to the state. Eight of them are high priority projects across the city in seven different council districts. The city's scoring system prioritizes projects in low poverty areas with highly rated schools transportation nearby texas will announce the final projects in july. I'm generous in houston.
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"Of honor, trust or profit. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer struck a deal with House Democrats and former President Trump's lawyers that includes debate and a vote today on the constitutionality of the trial. Each side will then have 16 hours apiece this week to make their cases before potential witnesses could be asked to appear. Trump is not expected to provide testimony under oath. Well, most of the U. S of seeing a big decline in Corona virus hospitalizations. The covert tracking projects as hospitalizations have dropped by 10%, or more and 40 states just over 80,000 Americans were in the hospital because of the virus as a Monday That represents a drop of about 21,000 and just 10 days. Local leaders, meantime, say the area's covert 19 trends are moving in the right direction where daily cases and hospitalizations continuing to drop. We're doing well, continue your part. Continue to mask up practice, physical, distancing and proper hygiene. Let's get through this together, Do it for yourself, do it for your family and do it. For San Antonio. The positivity rate is now at 9.7%. The area's overall covert 19 risk is now considered moderate. Meantime, Governor Greg Abbott says the state is working with FEMA to create vaccination Super sides. I can administer up to 6000 additional cove in 19 vaccines per day for two months. First sides will likely open in the cities of Houston and Dallas. The mayor Nierenberg says. San Antonio should be considered, he says. Not only do we have the capacity to administer vaccines on a large scale, we have some of the highest covert mortality rates and have a vulnerable population that needs to be vaccinated. The annual mass weddings on the Bear County courthouse steps on Valentine's Day have been called off this year. But the county plans to offer a modified version of the traditional free wedding ceremonies for Valentine's Day. The county clerk will perform free wedding ceremonies this Friday on the courthouse steps every half hour from 9 A.m. to 5 P.m.. No more than two couples will be married at a time. Officials in South Texas near the border are expressing concerns over the Biden immigration policy of catch and release, authorities say catch and release the Obama policy that allows illegal immigrants with Children to be caught processed and quickly paroled into the U. S. Is back in full swing, and officials in McAllen, Texas, were reportedly so concerned about how many illegal immigrants were being released. The city was sent 10,000 covert tests so migrants could at least be tested. Those who test positive are quarantined and Then released into the U. S. But Texas state Senator Juan Chewy, Hinojosa says other Texas cities are releasing migrants who have not been tested, adding, quoting here. Obviously, that's very alarming to all of us in that they're coming from Central America and through Mexico to be released into the United States without being tested for covert is really unconscionable catch and release was discontinued by the Trump administration but brought back by the Biden administration. Houston City officials are announcing a plan of action to combat the rise of violent crime in the city and a press conference month Monday, the mayor and the Houston police chief said there have been 44 murders and Houston so far in 2021 5 of the victims were teenagers. The mayor says the city will redirect police funds to homicide detectives and increased police presence and parts of town identified as hot spots. Well, there's a renewed push to legalize sports gambling in Texas. The NFL season may be done for now. But the next time the Cowboys take the field, there's a chance you could place a bet on them, thanks to bills filed in the state Legislature, but they face opposition from the powerful Texas Baptist Convention. Rob Color, says There's a reason they fail every year style gambling and Yeah, But this year, there's a new coalition of pro sports teams, which are lobbying for sports betting. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban tells me that it's crazy. We sent Texans to neighboring states to go to the casino. Michael board NewsRadio 1200 W. Away are we still don't know how many people tuned in Sunday to watch Super Bowl 55 for the first time in the game's history ratings for the CBS broadcast were delayed because of processing issues with Nielsen's data. The number should be out sometime this morning. W o AI news time 7 37 traffic and weather together in a minute, But first a check of your money and the world of business and Corey is live at the Bloomberg News desk. It's an hour away from the opening Bell charity stocks could give bag some of the games we've seen over the past few days. Dow futures of Down.
Houston city officials announce plans to combat rise of violent crime
"The rise of violent crime in the city and a press conference Monday. Mayor Sylvester Turner and Houston police chief Art Acevedo said there have been 44 murders and Houston so far this year and five of the victims were teenagers. Turner said the city will redirect police funds to homicide detectives and increased police presence in parts of town. Identified by crime data as hot spots. Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush is
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"The president of the committee to unleash Prosperity. He wrote an article that I thought was pretty timely. It's for the American Spectator. It's linked in our block it Michael Berry show dot com Cove ID. And the illusion of control. Ordering the virus around doesn't work makes fools of politicians and harms all involved. Then again. Never about solving the problem. It was about control. So you note in your piece, I'll read a line. China's communist regime, the world's most fervent believers in control, claimed their lockdown measures worked, and for some reason Country after country proceeded to disregard a century of evidence and knowledge of infectious diseases to follow their lead. It's almost as if America's government exercised more control over our lives in a Lurch toward Chinese control oriented, commanded control government as a result of the very virus that originated in their country. Yes. Interesting. Um, For some reason, um For some reason, China said. We did this like and it was great. It worked and the whole rest of the world more or less jumped to follow them to copy them. Very few exceptions. Obviously, Sweden, Belarus some of the other Nordic countries, but basically everyone else said Oh, we were gonna do what they did and do these, You know, sort of draconian, heavy handed lockdown. Not quite. Welding door shot like they did in China, but pretty much everything else you can think of. And you know, we did it. We with no evidence that this would be effective or would be certainly more effective than the alternative of traditional just public health advice. And we've paid an enormous price for that, not just in terms of lost freedom and economic damage, but I think it's prolonged the pandemic itself. It's been wildly ineffective as a Z A, You know as a public health measure. Your note in the opening sentence of this peace, human beings, and especially our politicians have a need to feel in control. We are a nation With a new addiction to anxiety. Medicines, for instance, were in nation of people who feel anxiety, which is usually rooted in a lack of control. The inability to control when we're going to die, what's going to happen what people are going to do? And is that this isn't this control oriented response to the virus, just giving a lot of people what they're asking for, even if it's not what's good for him. Well, I think that For some people, Uh, The idea that we know how to stop a virus, and it's these various measures and restrictions is comforting in the sense that Don't confront the fact that you know you can't fire On. So you know, they say all well, if only people would would follow these guidelines or what have you and we know what to do. And I suppose some people drive comfort from that, although I think more people long ago have been discomforted by it because Uh, you know, we're hearing the same sort of platitudes repeated over and over. There's no evidence that it has any effect and we've Suffered a lot of consequences from that. And so you know, I think it's comforting for politicians in our public health officials to act like they have the answers, and I think there's some segment of the public that enjoys it. But I know an awful lot of people who do not. Served on Houston City Council for six years in many times, when the mayor who had terrible ideas would bring forth a plan that would raise taxes, increased regulations kill business drive people out. If you opposed this plan, the response was always well. We have to do something and isn't this really just an example of Trump didn't do anything. We're doing something because something's always better than nothing unless it's not. Well, I think that's the, um That's kind of a question. You know, It is a good day to have a do something. If they do something is Massively costly in terms of loss, freedom and economic impact and has no notable public health benefit. And I think that's where we've been with. So many of these interventions is just that need to do something has caused awful lot of farm and you know, sometimes it would be nice. If our public officials would have the humility to say, you know, this is a bad situation, but we can't we can't do much about And by the way, you know, that was months ago. Now we're in a much, much better situation, because now we have not. Not only do we have the vaccine, but we have treatment. Now that really work with the antibody infusion drips. Like the Regeneron, one that the president got in the Eli Lilly one. These are now available in all 50 states. And, um, they reduce hospitalization risk 70% and everybody above the age of 65 qualified for them. A lot of people under 65. They're medically vulnerable, qualify as well. So you know, instead of Doing these press conferences every day where the public health people say, How dare you go to a restaurant? How dare you have friends over at your house and all this sort of lecturing people. I wish they would spend that time making very clear to people that we have a highly effective treatment now and to seek it out. If you do test positive, and you're in a risk category, because I almost never See them even mention it. Most people have no idea that we now have a highly effective treatment available you posted on January 21st. Where can you get the life saving.
"houston city" Discussed on KTRH
"He started coaching the girl when she was just 16 years old. She started to see progression in her workouts. The two of them became physically and mentally closer. As time went on, he ingratiated himself with her family. They all became close. He related that he could help her get or could get her a scholarship. That from our TV partner channel to Thompson was being held on a $400,000 bond at last check the term equities being thrown around a lot these days, even when it comes to the covert vaccine roll out here in Houston City Health director Steven Williams argues that what we're doing here is much different than the model being challenged up in Dallas. Dallas model. Essentially, it was exclusive to those it comes. We don't want to do that. We want to keep the mass vaccination sites because we want the vaccinators many people as possible. We don't want to wait till the third or fourth quarter to ensure the communities of color have access to vaccines. City health officials today announced another 1000 positive cases and six additional deaths, however. They say the covert hospitalization and positivity rates have leveled off and are beginning to trending downward. Governor Greg Abbott State of the State address tonight and just about an hour from now will focus on his priorities for the current legislative session and to make sure Texans air updated on the response to the virus. Abbott says Texans should celebrate the state's exceptionalism and understand the Lone Star State is a leader for America. 80 yards news time. 603 time to check in on Wall Street where we had very positive day Now here's Max gains at S T a wealth management a day of solid gains for stocks as the Dow closed at 30,000 to 11.
"houston city" Discussed on KTRH
"Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo prayed for healing and talked about moving forward with the inauguration. Houston City Hall is lit up in a yellow light and honor of those who died. Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission announces it has suspended the liquor permits of three popular Houston clubs following covert violations. The tea ABC says its inspectors found the clubs to be in violation of state requirements to prevent the spread of the virus over the weekend That includes the club Spire, which had to shut down this weekend after the fire marshal was called in do too crowded capacity. To catch a predator sexting in Northwest Harris County leads to the arrest of six men Precinct for Constable Mark Herman says each thought they were setting up sex dates with underage girls and boys, But we're actually speaking to undercover officers online. They're basically looking for an easy mark. And in this case, they thought they were gonna have sex with a minor. And, you know, thank the man upstairs that that there was law enforcement. They're standing between these predators and our kids. The suspects were arrested once they arrived at the location set up by local police. Foul play is now believed to be involved in the death of a Houston instagram influencer here is county medical examiner says someone strangled Alexa Sharkey last November before leaving her naked body lying on the West Houston road. No charges have been filed in the 26 year old's death. Friends have said Since her death, Sharkey was afraid for her life but did not reveal any more information. And finally tonight, former Houston Astro and Baseball Hall of Famer Don Sutton is dead. His son announced on social media that sudden passed away overnight at the age of 75, longtime Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher who won more than 300 games sudden also pitched for the Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland Athletics and the Los Angeles Angels. News on demand a key trh dot com Our next update at 7 30. I'm Wyatt Goolsbee for news radio 7 40 ktrh. My.
"houston city" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"To the Browns. No, no, but they've turned the ball over a bunch of times tonight. You turn the ball over. Mess with the bull. You get the horns, man. All right, Let's go to let's go to Cleveland and talk to Stuart. Stuart, you're up. On CBS Sports Radio store. You're in Cleveland, and you're calling me right now with the Browns are up. 28 Nothing. I'm honored. No, I'm on it. And I appreciate you taking my call. This is the Bronx cannot let their foot off the gas. This is, um I'm just I'm beside myself washing this game. I'm ecstatic. And, uh, Don't have a lot of words to express. Ah, hard feel right now and they can't let their foot off the gas and I appreciate you taking my call, but Yeah, man. I don't know. I just like you said we've been Stuart Stuart. You sound Stuart. You sound like you've been partying already. Like they're moved on to the divisional round already, Man, you sound You sound like you're beside yourself. They've run 12 plays and they're up 28 nothing right now. It's crazy, right? I mean, a man. Things turned around. There's a lot of football love to play. But, man, I'm just I'm beside myself. I don't have a song. Don't have the point that I wanted to make tonight. I can't even the compressed but thank you for taking my call for sure. Brother Stuart. I love that. That's a that's a pure sports talk radio call right there, Right in the middle of a really important sporting event that your teams in You pick up the phone to call me of all people. I've been hard on Cleveland over the last couple of years. I was the one national Media member. Say national media. Maybe I got a national show on the network four hours a week. I'm more of a local media member in Houston who happens have a national show. Not really a national media member. But I am the one person like outside of Cleveland. I know that was I was adamant that Freddie Kitchens is not the guy. I'm telling you. In point, Cleveland People hated that and they hated me. And they would call this show and they'd be so angry and it turns out Freddie. It took a lot of shots of you guys. I say tonight I'm very happy for how this is going. But I warn you, I warn you Somebody who roots for a team that coughed up a 24 nothing lead by halftime. Of a game last year in the playoffs. That just like Stuart said, Or maybe slurred. Keep your foot on the gas pedal. 855 people. That's um It's amazing. You 855 to 1 to four CBS. They've run 12 plays. There are 28 nothing not granted, they gained 100 26 yards in those 12 plays, they're averaging nearly 11 yards of play. But wow! Turnover margin. Three Nothing two fumbles, two picks. And is washed. This is how the Steelers go out this season. There's going to meet need to be some, there already may need to be some serious conversations about been robbed this burger. Let's go to Larry. Larry's right here, my backyard in Houston and let's get Larry and Larry. What's going on, Man. Happy Sunday evening to you, my friend. You know, son. I appreciate you letting me get in, man just watching a little football, said Cleveland doing anything but, you know, I'm calling you about this. Sean watching in the Houston Texas, man, look here. Back in 1996. We watched him all his rollout of Houston with them. Mayflower truck headed to Memphis, Tennessee, right and as a long time native Houstonian man for 10 years Have to just become a stand of football. Just, you know, going with the Titans, or maybe the same? Never the Cowboys and you know I hate them fools, but, um And so we just had. We were like nomads were without football in H town, man. So when Bob McNair came back through man with them Texas back in 2000 and two men, it was one of the most exciting things and all our lives man here in Houston, because we have something that belongs to us again. Now. Here we are 2021. We're watching his son become the jackass out of lead. This. Where would Cal McNair has done to the Houston Texas brand in the last 72 hours is a travesty. We haven't figured out where we haven't got to the bottom of exactly why he's allowed some dude that was a chaplain. Dictate to him. What should go on in that locker room after the travesty That was Bill O'Brien, We got rid of Bill O'Brien because the culture over there was that he was a He was a mean spirited. No one liked him over there. He was somebody that was alright, always honoree, And the fact was that he was the biggest damn loser in the city of Houston. So Karen McMann decides that he's going to go back to that same wail and try to drink some more than old Nast as New England water and he just wants us all the take it If all the reports are indicating that the Texas had Omar Khan on a list, and they had Louis Riddick on their list, and then all of a sudden, Jack Easter Bunny brought his ass back to Cal again, they make out do what he wanted him to do. That's a long time season ticket holder. I hope tell McNair have about his bad a day for the rest of his life if he could possibly have because he's doing something alienated, stand base that has supported him for over 20 almost 20 years. And now he's just gonna just shove somebody down. I thought that we don't want And then he made come back here and get a brief the craft coach like Josh McDaniels are some other Bill. Bella, check disciple. That ain't won nothing or trying to ram that Patricia down my throat again. Now, dog, I can tell you as somebody that loves his money. I will not spend another dime on them. Sore ass Texas they trade discern watching and take that quarterback from us because we waited 15 years against somebody after surviving David Carr and this jackass is over there talking about trading one of the top five quarterbacks into me. You convinced me with that calf And if you're over there, river hoping your mom is sitting there with you. She might want to shake your ass and shake some sense into you and get back is to be asked out our locker room, son. I'm sorry for the rent, but I'm so pissed off that camera man in Texas. I don't know I can't even see straight but our holiday anyway. All right. Christine. Appreciate you, Larry. This and for those of you are wondering that is that's this end of the dish on Watson. Conundrum. That's the Houston end of things while the rest of the league lines up and waits like a bunch of jackals outside the gates of the Houston city limits, waiting to get their greasy palms onto Shawn Watson, and I don't blame you. I would, too. He's great. That's the anger that's happening in the city of Houston over this to Shawn Watson Stories a huge huge story to Shawn Watson, dissatisfied with the Texans may or may not be asking for a trade. At the very least, he's making life very difficult..
Tarsha Jackson Wins Long-Delayed Houston City Council Runoff Election
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Houston City Council approves additional round of COVID-19 relief funds for residents during pandemic
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Houston: Register Today For A Virtual Town Hall On Surviving The Holidays During The Pandemic
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Houston City Council increases property tax bills despite lower rate
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City council slightly raises Houston property tax rate
"Houston City Council voted this morning to effectively raise property taxes with four members opposed. In favor opposed. Kuba. Travis. That impact? Yes. No, I'm burning now. Voting them. Okay, uh, past 13 for passage. Although the actual tax rate was slightly lowered property value appraisals have risen more than 4%, meaning the average property owner will pay about $42 more under the new rate.
Houston City Council members propose HPD policy changes in letter to Mayor Turner amid calls for police reform
"Turner, responding to five Houston City Council members who are suggesting police reforms they claim will rebuild trust between civilians and officers. Those reforms include a four year college degree requirement for all new hires, hires, mandatory mandatory community community engagement engagement in in minority minority neighborhoods neighborhoods for for all all officers officers and and random random psychological psychological exams. exams. Do Do we we are are all all taking taking this this matter matter very very seriously? seriously? Um Um And it's important for us to work with all of the stakeholders of managing stakeholders involved, but to do it in such a way that will be constructive. For the city as a whole. They're Turner appointed his own task force to look into possible police reforms. Their recommendations are due by the end of September.
Demonstrators gather at City Hall in Houston for police appreciation rally
"Support the police rally rally took took place place outside outside Houston Houston city city hall hall this this evening evening with with a a crowd crowd estimated estimated in in the the hundreds hundreds on on hand hand all all wearing wearing blue blue long long those those who who spoke spoke this this woman woman who who says says she she spent spent eleven eleven years years as as a a cop cop really when I I think there's a group of black lives matter protesters gathered across the street from the rally counter protest leading to some heated discussions and exchanges between the two
City council members call for reallocation of some Houston Police Department funding
"All protest outside of a Houston city hall Wednesday calling for leaders to de fund the police department there's a veterinarian issued the executive order against police using chokeholds this man says it's too late for that storm Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis that this all calls have been made you can't keep it in the thicket of orders or something that's not working this is the path of five people this is the set people up and I'm not here for Houston city council looking at possibly redirecting twelve million dollars for enhanced police training and other reforms the police union meantime says the bears executive order is not needed because HPD bad the chokehold forty years ago
Calls to defund Houston Police Department
"Protests outside Houston city hall this morning calling for leaders to de fund the police department they're Turner's issued an executive order against police using choke holds but this man says too late for that tell us Floyd was murdered in Minneapolis that this all calls have been made you can't keep it in the back of the waters on something that's not working this is the path of five people this is the set people up and I'm not here for Houston city council was looking at possibly redirecting twelve million dollars for enhanced police training and other reforms the police union meantime says the mayor's executive order is not needed because HUD ban chokeholds forty years ago and they say it's possible choke holds of never been permitted
George Floyd march in downtown Houston, San Antonio
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Houston's city park pools and splash pads to stay closed, mayor says
"Our top story used in city parks will be open this Memorial Day weekend but mayor Sylvester Turner says other summertime traditions remain closed because of the health crisis this year I have asked parks and recreation director Steve right to keep the swimming pool was closed for now as we evaluate the progression of this virus and look at the data the city also will not open twenty seven splash pad pads located in some of our city parks at this time mayor says it's impossible to enforce social distancing at public pools meantime the city will place monitors at city parks remind
Houston police helicopter pilot involved in deadly crash recovering in hospital
"Houston police helicopter pilot chase Cormier faces a long road to recovery his wife Brooke told KPRC nine fifties Ken Webster her husband has internal injuries on top of a broken back in that severed nerves to his feet every day is taking it day by day and where to find each year with that only time can tell if it will ever be able to walk again you know like what right now is definitely gonna be in a wheelchair probably for a couple of years during your career says the worst part is not being able to visit him in person because of the social distancing orders at all by himself I'm going for all by myself that is what it is to do pity party cry and I want to see about address of rather hit and be at the best facility in the world chase Cormier and his partner Jason Knox crashed while patrolling a possible homicide scene knocks the son of Houston city councilman Mike Knox died in that crash
Houston to increase testing and contact tracing, mayor says
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Houston - Let Freedom Ring Rally' protesters speak out against Harris County mask order
"Against Harris County County judge judge leader leader had had all all those those mandatory mandatory face face mask mask order order drew drew hundreds hundreds of of protestors protestors to to downtown downtown Houston Houston today today organizers organizers have have filed filed a a lawsuit lawsuit to to stop stop the the order order from from taking taking effect effect Monday Monday but the assistant county attorney argues judge Dogo is well within their rights to issue its interim partner in this transition and ask people to cover their mouths dialogues required contribution during the nineteen eighteen yeah they were constantly on them their constitutional that's from a TV partner channel to several county judges around Houston are area I have chosen to urge your encourage face mask rather than penalize violators with a thousand dollar fine for Houston city council members sent letter to judge your doggo today calling the mascot or unnecessary and immoral and demanding she rescinded the letter signed by council member Michael coup bosh Mike Knox Greg Travis and Amy pack