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Houston Residents Urged To Prepare for Freezing, Bitter Cold on the Way
"News time one No. One in our top story, City, county and state leaders urging Houstonians to prepare for bitter cold temperatures and possibly icy road starting next week. Their semester. Turner's is all department heads are keeping a close eye on the cold front that's moving through even when it comes to our testing and vaccine distribution. There may be some temporary delays for Monday and Tuesday because of the weather, So there are number of things that we're taking A look at how will effect for example, out I'll do activities. Solid waste pick up basic services, the forecast calling for rain and freezing temperatures
Houston Health Department giving vaccines to high-risk and low-income people at HOPE Clinic
"The houston health department allocated five hundred doses of the covert nineteen vaccine at the hope clinic in a leaf this weekend in partnership with the vietnamese doctors association. This part of the city's new effort to target vulnerable populations by hosting vaccination sites at community clinics across houston mayor. Turner says that the clinic vaccinated many vietnamese houstonians with medical conditions. But the site wasn't exclusive to this group. Whatever site that. We hope that we have instead of houston. It's not just exclusive. It's just more convenient to people in in those this week. The city plans to partner with a federally qualified. Health center in northeast houston which will be announced later in the week
Houston saw 33% less traffic in 2020 than in 2019
"Better last year due to the pandemic. Houston saw one third less traffic on the roadways in 2020 compared to 2019, according to Rice University's Kindle Institute. Research finds the traffic congestion level in Houston fell from 24% to 16%, meaning Houstonians gained almost two full days worth of travel time. Compare with a typical year. Texas State lawmaker filing legislation that would put
"houstonians" Discussed on Up First
"Are donald trump's last full day as president and the last full day that he can use the powers of the presidency. We expect last minute pardons from the white house. Who might trump choose. I'm steve inskeep with noel king. And this is up. I from npr news. The senate returns to work today for the first time. Since the attack on the capital january six lawmakers will consider five. Joe biden's cabinet nominees prioritizing those national security who's in consideration and in guatemala security forces. Fired tear gas at hundred migrants trying to cross demolished southern border. It did not deter them there now traveling toward mexico. Why did they leave home. Despite the danger stick with us we got the news. You need to start your day support for this. Npr podcast and the following message. Come from better help online counseling by licensed professional counselors specializing in isolation depression stress and anxiety visit better health dot com slash up first to learn more and get ten percent off your first month support also comes from. Npr sponsor salesforce dedicated to helping growing businesses connected their teams share information and automate processes all in a single app learn more at salesforce dot com slash. Smb we haven't heard much from president trump in his last few days in office. He's had less to say since twitter. Cut him off and he hasn't appeared in public since taking a trip to the border wall. One week ago the president has had some meetings including one with a pillow salesman who according to news reports brought by one last proposal for a coup. The departing president also released the seventeen. Seventy six report arguing his administration's view of the greatness of american history. And he's been making last minute. Personnel and policy changes to leave joe biden's incoming administration. We do not get now. All the president might use this his final full day in office. He still has the power of the pardon but we do know that congress has a lot of work to do on this day. Yes it does in with us now to talk some of it through. Npr's national political correspondent mara liasson. Npr congressional correspondent. Susan davis good morning to you both. Good morning sue. Let's start in the senate because they sure have a lot to get done in the first days of the biden administration. What what is first on their agenda well. Today starts the confirmation process for biden administration nominees. there's going to be five hearings happening on capitol hill today for loyd austin at defense. Tony blinken at st gabriel. Hanes as director of national intelligence alejandro may orcas at homeland security and janet yellen at treasury. The focus with these early hearings is obviously tasked with the national security and economic team. I would say these are all nominees probably expected to get through the senate pretty easily senate. Republicans haven't raised many concerns about them and most of them have already been through a confirmation process for other government jobs. The senate still in a bit of political limbo noel. It hasn't formalized its incoming democratic majority yet. Democrats hope that there are three. New senators are going to be sworn in on inauguration day and that would officially seal the fifty fifty majority the first order of business is what's called an organizing resolution. They need to work out the terms of their new majority that includes things like how many seats each party gets on their committees. And of course there's a pending senate impeachment trial against outgoing president donald trump. That's likely to start in the coming days. And mara do we have any sense of what president trump might be getting up to in the next twenty four hours. No he's very quiet. He doesn't have his twitter feed. But of course he's still has the bully pulpit. If you wanted to talk to america he could summon a whole bunch of cameras at a moment's notice but he has been quiet. We are waiting to see. What kind of final pardons he offers. There could be a lot of them. All presidents do these last minute pardons many of them have been controversial. In the past some presidents give pardons to their friends and associates but no one has used the presidential pardon in this manner as much as donald trump trump will also be the first president since andrew johnson not to go to the inauguration of his successor. We're told to leave the white house tomorrow morning. He'll have a departure ceremony of some sort of joint base andrews than health fly to florida and land there before. Joe biden is sworn in after that We don't know what he's going to do. He has a very ardent base of followers loyalists. All through the republican party apparatus the rnc in the state parties and he'll have a super pac where he can fund his activities so like trump likes to say we will see what happened. We will see what happens in the meantime. Joe biden is coming to washington today. And i mean you live in the city. What is he going to encounter here. Well first of all he couldn't take his beloved amtrak remember he as a senator used to commute by amtrak back and forth from delaware and that's because of security concerns not only is downtown washington an armed camp because of the violent insurrection. The capital he's also going to have a relatively depopulated inauguration celebration because of the pandemic and his inauguration marks the first time in american history without a peaceful transfer of power from one administration to the next to that point. I mean biden ran on uniting the country but it will be right there in his line of sight when he sees those many many national guard troops. That that's not gonna be that easy. That's right of the many challenges and crises biden is facing one of the biggest ones is the fact that so many people do not accept his election. The latest npr merit pbs. Poll showed that sixty. Five percent of americans believe he was legitimately elected but seventy percent of republicans. Don't even though the election wasn't close. They believe the falsehood that somehow trump won and had the election stolen from him. So that means that this idea. That biden ran on of restoring the soul of america. A lot of people thought that was kinda corny when he announced he said he ran be caused. Donald trump praised white supremacists after charlottesville. That's more important than ever and biden's aides say the way he's gonna try to heal the divisions and unite. The country is by being honest and transparent and using the government to help ordinary people first and foremost as he puts it managing the hell out of the pandemic getting a vaccine program up and running. Okay so sue. In the meantime one of the big we will seize. is the impeachment trial where senators will serve as jurors. Do we know when that's going to happen. Well a senate trial is triggered. Once house formerly notifies the senate that someone has been impeached and then the senate has to go into a trial. They don't have a choice speaker. Nancy pelosi is essentially holding off on sending those until incoming senate majority leader. Chuck schumer's ready for them. We're expecting that to happen in days. Not weeks but we don't have a certain timetable yet. You know democrats want to try and find some agreements with republicans. How this trial is going to go. they're hoping to be able to split the schedule to try to do things like confirm those nominees in the morning before the senate impeachment. Trial has to begin at one o'clock every day. It has to go six days a week until the verdict is reach. And they're going to need some bipartisan. Buying for this to go smoothly. Keep in mind. The president i and featuring trial ran about three weeks. I haven't talked to anyone who expects it to go much longer than that. Okay and then on the timing of the first one hundred days. What does chuck schumer plan to do with the legislative agenda. Well the first order of business is biden's one point nine trillion dollar coronavirus relief bill and democrat. See this as a big in early test for this fifty fifty senate over whether they're going to be able to get any buy in from republicans to move legislation over the next two years or if it's just gonna be hard party line vote the whole time and then mara what you. Joe biden's first hundred days. Look like he's going to start with flurry of executive orders. All presidents do that often many of them undo the executive orders of their predecessors but he also hasn't pledged to deliver a hundred million vaccine doses in one hundred days his aides or confident. They can both manufacturer and administer those doses. So there's a lot of things that he plans to do on his own. But as sue said he needs congressional by if he's going to pass legislation for his rescue act and also he's planning to send up his immigration plan which includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants to congress on day one as for impeachment biden's aides say they're determined to keep it at arm's length focus on the pandemic leave impeachment to congress npr national political correspondent mara liasson and congressional correspondent. Davis thank you both welcome. You're welcome.
"houstonians" Discussed on The Sports Comedy Show
"So we're going to start off with drew. Brees as i mentioned the word is coming out. The he's gonna hang it up now. There's no guarantee that he's hanging up our like to see. I don't like to see decisions being made right after. A team exits the playoff losses. In many times. Do that's in my view. I cau- reaction. They're all just acting to a loss. I don't like to see coaches get fired or personnel. Change the very next day i in this case. It's the biggest scenario drew. Brees is one of the greats. He definitely will make the hall of fame in the definitely stamped his his marquee name. Or or a franchise player on the saints but it looks like he may be hanging it up after twenty years so great great year career. But the story here. Let's talk about the game was was back and four in. I'm gonna put the theme out because trump on the speak to most of these and it was the game plan and this is why you're listening to this show because you hear things for me on my monday morning quarterback you're not gonna catch from the big boys on the big networks and so i'm gonna play. I'm gonna apply the game plan from what i saw on these weekday. Deeds indo again. You're not gonna hear this new orbit here so the game plan for tom brady was do what he normally does. Throw the long ball. And he's got so many weapons as we all know and at some point something spits. He kept going glock. It didn't happen. Sure you stay. Stay the path and the long came in. He finally got the big long reception for a touchdown on the second in the second half the interesting product was the saints. They did not go that direction. Normally same stupid. They've year all the talent to go play. Long ball go head to head with anybody. It's the saints. The saints will go head to head with any team on ball but for whatever reason drew brees did not go that route his He kept going for the short five and ten yard receptions which in some cases work but he didn't give his channel his team the chance for the big play in a case and it hit them and They had a couple of bad breaks. This is a very close game. Tampa bay did finally turn wait till the fourth quarter and unfortunately drew brees had one or two interceptions in the couple of turnovers in. That was really the difference. It was the turnovers in this game. That was the difference interesting enough. Tom brady did not have any Interceptions that that was the big one drew. Brees have three. And i believe one or two who led to a touchdown the only touchdown they got the big play they did do was from genesis. Winston was detract. Play so my question to drill and to the states. And i put it to you there in talk radio land. Why did they not go that route and continue with the long bond. Continue with the big play by the time they did. It was late in the fourth quarter too little too late and everything through anyways. I think the game plan zone was the difference here again. Close game but tom brady kept the course and kept going downfield. He finally connected he spreading around. You know cameron break. Came up with a couple of catches. Chris goodwin here a couple of big ones. He finally got. Scotty miller into the mets gronk. Finally got one bit. But the point is is tom brady spreading around and went deep in. That was the difference. He kept the course on plus here. Was the only other bomber on this game from the saint. Standpoint was the fact that it was just out in kamera It was a one man running show with which was kind of a bummer latavius. Murray was out so it was a one dimensional running game for camera in also backup. Quarterback was out as well tastes hill and he also brings some running plays to the game. So they're really game be hampered my question again is why did you not aired out. Why didn't you throw the long ball. Look down a little bit more than what you it doesn't make sense now. If you're running backs were there in. You wanted to go that route. Okay you did. You put a hell of a load on chimera. He did end up with eighty five yards. The wasn't able to break anything big. And i think the game plan was and i think the price on the other side of the ball touched up on this For the bucks. Ronald jones was back to all of a got jones and for net in the backfield. Which gave tom brady. Incredible running game not to mention when he's gonna do with the throwing game.
‘Glitch’ causes some with appointments to be turned away from Houston's Minute Maid Park vaccine megasite
"A glitch in the system left many Houstonians with appointments for coded vaccines at minute Maid yesterday, very frustrated when they were turned away, Mayor Sylvester Turner says. The city is doing the best they can with what they have want to get their vaccine shot. They want to get it now. Hundreds of thousands want to get it now, but we simply don't have the means to get everyone those vaccines. That's right now, so we had One very best we can, Turner says The city is working to expand the number of locations where shots are going to be available to say yesterday added Ch I ST Lukes and Herman Memorial at Memorial City as hubs in
City of Houston Vaccinates about 5,000 People at Minute Maid Park
"Of of Houstonians Houstonians got got in in line line and and we're we're vaccinated vaccinated yesterday. yesterday. At At minute minute Maid Maid Park, Park, Houston Houston Mayor Mayor Sylvester Sylvester Turner Turner was was there there to to talk talk about about it. it. Today, Today, the city's health department will be vaccine ng 5000 people. We've already done more than 2200. Yesterday. We open the slots up 2600 additional slots based on what we got Mid week and 16 minutes. Those 2600 flights were gone. Set up for the clinic was orchestrated to serve the most people efficiently.
Police presence will be beefed up in Houston area leading up to inauguration
"The houston police department will be increasing. Its presence across the city ahead of the presidential inauguration in response to last week's insurrection at the capitol police chief art also vado says the region is a hotbed for militias and hate groups and urges houstonians to report any potential threats. If you hear any threat against the our city ours our our county. Our state or nation. Please reported oscillator at that. There are currently no specific threats in the houston area at this time
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Seven and i gave staff tours in statuary hall so watch me vents. Yesterday was i- surreal at the very least But it's what i wanted to say. Is that the problem we face when we feel. We've support a philosophy or something like that or a theory or anything like that. We have to accept the fact that it if we believe in how we have to support all the way to the end so inasmuch yesterday was horrifying. I am proud of democracy because it's going to being pushed to its end you know. President trump was foreseen by a situation very similar in the federals papers. The the framers understood what human nature. What and where it can go. And so the fact that they picked up you know picked up right where they left off with a process. I think is a huge huge compliment not just to the democratic party but also the republican party in general just as politicians and especially with the comments. I think he was a german. A little at the end of the last hour talking about not demonizing People are trump supporters. And that's something. I struggle with particularly because my father-in-law's a beam at trump supporter. But he is a person who is a american who has his own thoughts and not everybody. It was standing on those steps of the capitol building. Not everybody was breaking windows this summer. We're all obligated to listen and support democracy in all its pretty and ugly forms. And you know yesterday was one of those eric. Thanks very much for the call. We appreciate your thoughts. Marc i want to turn to you with a question. We have via email from doug. He says my understanding. Is that vice president pence not president trump ordered the national guard to dc. Ask by. What authority is pence able to act as commander-in-chief I don't believe Order the national guard to dc the the The national guard the mayor of dc called. Nash the national guard with the approval of the department of defense. But i don't believe that vice president pence was the one who called it. He may have requested that But that's different from ordering okay. I was wondering because i had heard As i think Our email or did media reports indicating that the vice president did request it. And the keep to keep you requested it. He did not. He doesn't have the authority to order. Certainly has because he was running the preceding he certainly has the authorities. We're going to request it. I think that's one thing that apparent from yesterday is that the capitol police were caught off guard and they weren't prepared for the level of violence and the level of the tax That they endured on you know. I think it's the other hand it would probably would have been reasonable for. The capitol. police not expect a sitting president to encourage his supporters to break down the capital doors and storm the building.
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Mark jones. Why trump is going to continue to be a force to be reckoned with within the republican party. But i think less after yesterday for many republicans who had up into this point supported. The president backed him. Yesterday was the limit that is a president encouraging his supporters at unum on instigating to break into the capital in such a way i think has cost the president quite a bit of support among prickly among republican officeholders. He's still going to be a force that they're going to have to reckon with within the party. But i think is as a political forces support is going to dwindle somewhat. The republicans also will have the advantage over the next two years that they'll be able to have the democratic party to help unify them in the sense that they're being out of the white house. How in the minority in the house and the senate. They can be pure opposition for us. And we've always found it's always easier just as easier for democrats to bring their despair wings together in opposition to donald trump will see the same thing with republicans now. Trump is still going to be a difficult problem for the party as in move towards the future but less so now that he's out of office. Let's take a call. We have michael on the line from sugarland michael. What are your thoughts today. Hi thanks for taking my call. And i hope everyone safe and i think well i love doing research. I i love learning about things. I've been researching the electoral college and even the certification process With the election of eighteen hundred. Thomas jefferson and john adams each seventy six Down election And also the passing of the electoral counting at eighty seven. Ten years after the election in seventy six so my question is With thing thanks. It happened yesterday. Regardless of political opinion or overall opinion about event that happened yesterday. It's my understanding that today or yesterday will forever change how the average american interact with how you're involved with the process of voting for president and how they understand the electoral college. I think it's really gonna read the gaff between when someone says. Oh the electoral college. What is that right or would do they really do or who would even her. My electors I think it's really starts to close the gap in allow for more people to start understanding. How the electoral process happens. Who all the electorate. I think it's really gonna change everything from this point on regardless of what political opinion is And even in some cases regardless of the events that happened yesterday the electoral college. I don't think we'll ever be staying in terms of the understanding of the american people. So just i. I was born in your thoughts on. That might be all thanks for the call and for the the question. Her automo- thoughts. Well i think you know the electoral college and how we elect our president is obviously unique It's the only country in the world in which we engage these phenomena and obviously is due to historical reasons of how the electoral college came about Indeed i mean we have seen this election significant turn out We have seen the new generation that he completely new generation that he's seen cooperating with the american political system. Who very very different ways. From which i you and mark worrying corporated was social media and obviously the advantages and disadvantages of social media but also we have new ways of you know. New voters are been integrated into the voter rolls. So that's gonna have very important placations..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Org as we continue now with horon cortina associate professor of political science at the university of houston and associate director of the center for mexican american studies. He also co hosts news eighty seven party politics program and marc jones is with us too. He's a political science fellow at the baker institute for public policy at rice university. Automo- mark good morning. Welcome good morning craig. I'm gonna. I'm going to ask the two of you to respond to a couple of comments that have come in and then we're going to take some calls. I christine says after trump was defeated. Many of us thought. Finally he's gone but that is not going to be the case. He is still the leader of the republican party and the party gives him the power to act how he wants. There must be someone in the republican party that stands up and challenges him before the party is completely destroyed and its fundamental. Values are lost jeff and dickinson says what happened is a stab in the back to the nation. Trump fuelled the flame these last two months. Supporters made it a bonfire. Yesterday that will smother in the near future. What are your thoughts as you hear. Those comments Well i think that on the one hand we. Witnessing a internal v alignment within the republican. Party mr robbery Just said right now you know there is a majority of people that are completely they sought. It's five we. The wave of the republican party has been you know governing when it wings elections and needs to matter that started. Let's remembering thousand with the tea party movement so he took continuation to one of the authors of Being completely completely set aside an an an and not having the needs the ones that preference of these individuals saudi feis through the normal making process. I'm then on the other hand. It's also a matter of how the democrat party has you know reacted to these Pretty low situation in terms of again how we have governed so. I starting january twentieth. With congress way the transparency we're gonna see and for The new administration to try to get people together but that people together. He's going to be something that the democrats will have to surge their power In terms of implementing the policies died the platform seen to be indicating.
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Restraint and not demonizing the other side and saying something's wrong with them Because if we try to do that that we're not going to get anywhere. So i would just simply say the cornyn and ted cruz. What they did was perfectly legal. They are entitled to their opinions. They represented constituencies And so i'm okay with what they both did. How much of what ever divide seeing within the republican party Starting to happen here. Or i guess has been happening for a while. How much of that is in your mind. Any different from what we see in that party and the democratic party through different eras different times. There's always some division between generally more moderate wing and generally a more hard line wing or however you wanna whatever terminology you want to use. Is this different. I guess is what i'm asking. I do think it is different in many ways. And i definitely trump has been a Unusual phenomenon unlike anything we've seen and He has served as a way to really kind of crystallize a lot of the The satisfaction with republicans that has been You know there for quite some time. A lot of republicans are a large majority of them. I felt for quite some time. That their voices not being heard. And just that's the way they feel and they look at the media the way the news is covered and they feel that it's completely always stacked against them that there's never that they're boy. Pugh viewpoint expressed And then when they do elect republicans oftentimes they. They simply say one thing. They never do what they said they were going to do. In terms of supporting the idea that got him into office. This frustration is what brought us trump in the first place So you know my my advice to a lot of folks whether they support trump or not is you know we can spend all the time talking about trump but the question is to really understand why support is so strong and it's support is strong. We we have to acknowledge that. So the reason is Unless you want to dismiss after country the first thing to do is to pay attention to what are those concerns and is there something to them regardless of who. They voted for Because if we don't do that then we're going to just stay where we are. I don't think that the answer what's happened yesterday. The esscalation You know. I heard some of your guests earlier making some points about impeachment. I just don't think that what would that serve all that would do was inflamed passions even more So i think again. This is an event. that's a very important to. She's taken seriously. But i would ask everyone to. Are you saying things that are really seeking to demonize the other side even further or are you trying to get us to where we can try to. Actually you know rebuild some sort of mutual trust in this country because i do think that been broken. What do you think the next four years may have in store for the gop in texas and across the nation. As as we start to see a divergence may be in approach quite a bit of it obviously still connected to president trump soon to be former president trump..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"This is houston matters. Craig cohen the events wednesday at the capitol among other things reinforced a rift in the republican party between those loyal to president trump at all costs who have aggressively sought to overturn the election despite no evidence of widespread voter fraud and those who believe the party's best way. Forward was simply to accept the clear presidential election defeat and move forward. The ladder ultimately prevailed overnight. When president-elect biden and vice president-elect harris's victory was once and for all certified while we saw the violent actions of pro trump extremists an inside the capital wednesday really. This division could be seen in less extreme terms simply through the words and actions of the two republican senators from texas. Ted cruz john. Cornyn senator cruz objected to the arizona results before the mob set end. Senator cornyn did not object to any state's results. There are other examples and as we continue our discussion about what transpired wednesday at the capital. We're gonna talk a bit now about the future of the gop in texas and weather. We're likely to see more signs of such division. What's motivating it joining us. Now is marco roberts chairman of the log cabin republicans of texas marco. Welcome to the program. Thank you very much creek as we chat. We welcome your thoughts at seven one. Three four four zero eight hundred seventy or talk at houston matters. Dot org i marco your general reactions to it to what transpired wednesday well certainly It was very very Disturbing a sad spectacle to see what happened yesterday And it's unfortunate. Because i do think it will provide fodder for a lot of folks to further inflame passions which already high in this country So i i think it's such a big issue because on so many things that I i i don't want to do much. Just accept to address specific questions other than to say that. I'm just starting to see this I do think that To see that the congress resumed its duties as they should and that order was restored But i do think that there's a time that ought to provoke some soul searching for the country but for everyone. I think that it's a mistake to think that this is so searching moment for just some folks. I think we all have to to really look at where we are and what happened yesterday to be taking as a as a warning sign This is not to excuse that behavior but it's simply too to notice as you would with a family member or something's going wrong and you see some You know antisocial behavior occurring That you ought to respond to that and not simply dismiss or or treated as Just enough itself without re trying to figure out why that's happening But no. It's it's tragic and I think that what we do now as leaders You know congress leaders in congress with what what they do It's going to be very important so so spoke to my reaction. Let's talk a bit about this seeming split in the gop between those that are loyal to president trump under any circumstances including sadly what we saw take place at the capital wednesday that the most that being the most extreme case and those and the rest of the party as i said before the mob acted yesterday. Senator cruz objected to the arizona. Election results. senator cornyn did not last week. Senator cornyn voted to overturn the president's veto of the annual defense spending bill. Senator cruz voted to sustain now. Obviously senators are not always gonna agree or disagree on a variety of things..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"And it's very very dangerous moment. You've called this dangerous moment a couple of times. And obviously what occurred yesterday lays that bear President trump did finally this morning. Say that there would be an orderly transition. I guess that's about as close as he may ever get to. Using the word concede what based off of that do you think. Do you think that will have any effect in tampa down anything that might happen in the next couple of weeks through inauguration day i certainly hope so and i think what we've seen Especially over the last nine months but over the last four years is how much leadership matters how much what our leaders say and do influences people and so i hope that that will influence people in a positive way but he has said a lot of things that have influenced our discourse and our democracy in a negative way and we have got to do the work of getting back to a place Where we see each other as neighbors and its fellow americans and we see that i And we value and cherish this democracy that that we have built and preserved and protected And that has to be our priority. So i'm certainly hopeful. I think that we need to be optimistic but we also have to be realistic. That this You know sometimes Once you started a fire You know i. It's hard to put out And there's a lot of anger and there's a lot of misinformation there's a lot of vitriol In our political discourse that is i know spilling over into our relationships and into our lives and so on on the other side. I'm very glad that we've finished the work of the certification of the election results. Because i know we have a commitment for President-elect biden and vice president harris to do that work of bringing people together of getting to a place where we can hear each other where we can work with each other where we can address the very real challenges. Starting with the corona earth pandemic that has affected all of our live all of our communities. That's ravaging the country right now and certainly At home in houston we have got to deal with very real problem and at the same time we have got to repair the fabric of our society that allows us to do that in a way that i think we tried to do last night which was get back to the house school where we debate where we discussed and where we ultimately make decisions By by rule of law not rule of the mob and it was important to us to go back last night. It was important to us to show that the rule of law would prevail. But it is. It is a dangerous time. And i think that those who have instigated and in both Encouraged people to violence and to To taking Violent acts against the government and against the people and the people house We cannot overlook that in the moment and just simply You know hope to report..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Into the chamber ultimately they locked all the doors and Proceeded to defend the chamber as we heard people banging on the doors of course because all the doors were closed. It was always clear where the noise was coming from But they were banging on the doors. The main central georgia chamber People probably seen pictures of it by now by the one where the the president enters for the state of the union and other purposes It's barricaded And people banging on on all the doors so they evacuated the house floor first and then they evacuated. There's about who are in the gallery a little bit later when he was sure. That the third floor where we were sitting Had been secured talking with your fellow congressmen. Al green who says that he will Onto impeachment proceedings. That are being introduced. Possibly today. and some of your colleagues do want to see the president impeach- again in these final days of his term. Because they believe he stoked. This and i'm curious what you might do if such articles are introduced. Well of course. I would need to look at Exactly what What would what would be introduced to think through. There are a lot of suggestions right now. about various actions that could and should be taken and quite candidly. I was on the floor as covers green until about four o'clock in the morning Making sure that we certified the electoral college. So a lot of people are talking about a lot of different ideas I think the most important thing is that we secure our democracy that we secure not merely the capitol building Which was the focus yesterday. But i do think this is a dangerous moment And we have two weeks until the inauguration of the new president and vice president As we certified yesterday. And so. I think we do need to cognizant of the remaining risks Based on what we saw yesterday. And certainly i do agree that the president Not just his rhetoric sort of indirectly but he he instigated a crowd that was protesting And instructed them to march of the people's house You know the the house of representatives or senate the congress of the united states. It's the people's house and we are sent there. I'm sent from houston and people from across the country. Four hundred and thirty five members of congress as well as delegates to represent the people And it was an assault on the people as an insult and our democracy. It was an assault on our democratic system and it was at the urging of the president of the united states and we have to take that incredibly seriously There's been a lot of focus on the danger in the capitol building itself. The other buildings were also threatened and evacuated. That was one of the things we know as we were on the house floor i was getting notifications that my office building was being evacuated. We heard that the republican national committee and the Democratic national committee buildings were evacuated because there were bomb threats You know the things that unfolded yesterday. wh- are hopefully Over because they were done in connection with the electoral college but certainly the safety and security of americans and of our american democratic system has to be our first priority..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"I though what happened and where we go from here and we start with university of houston political analysts nancy sims and beth seamus good morning to you both nancy. I just your general reaction to all that went down wednesday at the. Us capitol not just the violence but then how the joint session played out from there. I will tell you crags that. I was actually watching the discussion when the flip to the rioters and i was. I was somewhat stunned. I just like right. go back. i'm going to see the you know the space speeches. Like a complete political geek and When they flipped to the rioters i was i was my job was on the ground and what i couldn't understand is where were the police. And why were they not stopping these people and just watching them surge to the capital with something. I've never experienced an all my years of politics. And i've seen some some ugly marches and some protests and you know many difficult experiences but nothing like that i just was the best. Seamus your general reactions to what happened yesterday very similar. I just kept thinking. How did they get that. How did they even get that close. How did they get it. I was just yeah in awe of watching you know and and of you know trips. I've taken to dc in the security and and just again how how close they were able to get especially when we've seen the response when other protests have been in the area You know they knew this was coming is just unbelievable to me that they were even allowed to get that close that they were able to get in nancy sims word. I just wanted to say. That's the key or beth is allowed. It seemed as this i was i was watching this stream flowing. In capitol police officer just standing there watching them as they walked through statuary hall. It was just standing dancy. Congress reconvened ultimately did its job certifying certifying. The electoral college vote after the violence. It appears a number of republicans had a change of heart about their plans to object to some of the election results. And i want to talk a little bit about that. But actually if i can ask both of you to stand by. We have congressman al green on the line congress. Quarrying good morning. Well good morning to you and the other persons who are with you this morning as well as you're listening audience it's an honor to be on your program..
"houstonians" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Congress certified president-elect biden's victory overnight hours after a mob of pro-trump extremists stormed the us capital. I'm craig today on. Houston matters how what happened. May impact where we go from here in. Us politics we'll talk with political analysts from the university of houston and rice university. We'll also discuss growing rift at the heart of it. All between extremist trump's supporters and the rest of the gop will ask mark roberts chairman of the log cabin republicans of texas to weigh in on what it means for the future of his party. Nationwide and here in texas. Where are republican. us senators. John cornyn and ted cruz have approached the weeks since the election quite differently. Along the way we welcome your thoughts about what happened wednesday. And how you think we can move forward. Share your thoughts at talk at houston matters dot org or seven one. Three four zero eight seventy. We'll start with news update from npr news. Eighty eight seven. Stay with us. This is houston matters. I'm craig co and good morning congress. Certified president-elect biden's victory overnight hours after a mob of pro-trump extremists stormed the us capital. The tried to upend the usual peaceful transfer of power by staging the violent selection. These officials say four people died including one in a fatal shooting inside the capitol more than a dozen police officers were injured. Back here in texas out of caution. The state department of public safety closed the state capital and surrounding grounds. In austin wednesday today houston area are planning a demonstration. Downtown against the violence in washington condemnation of the violence was widespread but not unanimous the texas. gop removed. It sergeant at arms. Walter westover series of facebook posts in which he expressed support for the extremists actions. Later in the hour. We'll talk about a growing rift at the heart of all of this between far-right trump supporters. In the rest of the gop will ask mark roberts chairman of the log cabin republicans of texas to weigh in on what it means for the future of party. Nationwide and here in texas. Where are republican. us senators. John cornyn and ted cruz have spoken and acted quite differently since election day. We also your thoughts about what happened wednesday and how you think we can move forward in. Us politics join our conversation. This hour at seven one three four four zero eight seventy or talk at.
The number of Houstonians infected with COVID-19 could be 4 times higher, city says
"Houston health department estimates that roughly two hundred fifty thousand stones were infected with covid nineteen through september. That's over thirteen percent of the city. Dr lauren hopkins tested nearly seven hundred houstonians and randomly selected communities to see if they had developed antibodies. that's an indicator. Someone has had the virus. In the pass. High positivity rate areas had more people with antibodies than lower rate areas. More women than men had antibodies the prevalence of covid nineteen. Antibodies was higher among younger people. Hopkins estimates that the actual amount of houston's had covert nineteen is four times. The number of reported positive tests the houston health department says just over. Ten percent of people seeking test in greater houston are now testing positive
"houstonians" Discussed on Consider This from NPR
"Just listen to how things have been lately for covid. Icu nurse anthony looney. I can't remember the last time. I worked shift and didn't put a body in a body bag. Looney is a travel nurse. He's based in kentucky but his most recent assignment has been in north dakota where he spent the week of thanksgiving in a hotel room. And we know that because he kept an audio diary for us. So i'm pretty exhausted of work Four twelve in a row and have today off. And i'll be going back for three. More before i get another day off looney has been working at stanford medical center in fargo. It's the only level one trauma center in the state which is largely rural so patients. Come from all over to my understanding. They've had to open up a couple of different units. That didn't even exist before To fit these patients into their hospital in north dakota like a lot of places. The biggest problem isn't space. It's a lack of staff. A safe cova icu. Unit looney says has a patient to nurse ratio of two to one. And that's because we need to be watching these people's in taken output in their electrolytes in their labs and replacing their lives and doing just normal stuff that nurses do But if you add on third patient then things get a more unsafe and if you tack on a fourth patient it becomes even more unsafe and every day more patients are being admitted to hospitals. That cannot make the math work there. Only so many travel nurses like anthony looney to go around and he's been working sixty hours a week. Spending what little time he gets off work alone in his hotel room ordering takeout on dash really beat From working so much. I miss my home. I miss my co workers. Our really close to down in kentucky and My dogs appear with me. She's keeping me sane and I'm going to log off. You're probably take another not consider this in many rural areas with smaller. Healthcare systems aren't enough people to take care of the case. Load an every day. The number of hospitalized patients goes up. i'm audie cornish. it's monday december seventh raider. Baritone day. Thurston says this democracy experiment requires more than just voting. This is incumbent on all of us it takes to it. Takes two to make a thing. Go right to knock it out of sight and both parties national level discourse both sides have to still remain committed how to be a good citizen. That's on the ted radio hour from. Npr consider this from npr when the first wave of the pandemic hit the us. The spring hospitals did not have the same problems they do now. In fact in most of the country hospitals were actually seeing fewer patients normal and nurses like laura williams were able to help out where they were needed. Most sara's working mainly six or seven days a week. But i felt very invigorated. Williams helped launch field hospital in new york city. It was really known where we were always in full and every patient who was admitted with covid positive back then. The pandemic was a patchwork. Some areas were hit really hard and had to fly in healthcare workers. Some areas weren't and had healthcare workers to spare but things are really different. Now cases are at record highs everywhere. Hospitalizations are rising everywhere. Hospital capacity is almost exclusively about staffing physical space physical beds not the issue. That's dr lisa. Percy with the tennessee department of health in tennessee. Like a lot of places. Ers are being pushed to the limit. Here's dr jessica. Rosen an emergency physician at saint. Thomas health in nashville. We have been frequently on diversion. Meaning that we don't take transfers from other hospitals and we try to send ambulances to other hospitals Because we have no beds. Available jessica rosen and the other healthcare workers you just heard spoke to reporter blake farmer. He's been covering the pandemic for npr from nashville the process of shuffling patients around until they get to a hospital with capacity. That's easier near cities with big hospital. Networks healthcare providers clinics primary care dachshund rural areas. Do not always have that luxury summer. The only option for hundreds of miles an infection. That set in over. The thanksgiving holiday will soon send even more people to the hospital. So things are about to get harder for nurses like tessa johnson. I am a registered nurse. I currently serve as an executive director in a long term care facility in dickinson north dakota which is a very rural area Intestinal says rural. She means rural is north dakota's rural in general Where i live. It's on the western side of the state's population is about seventeen thousand. So that's north dakota about nine hundred miles. Southwest in utah role for me is. Eight thousand is donell pendergrast. I am a women's health nurse practitioner and own and operate eastern utah. Women's health in price. Utah in the small towns where they live healthcare workers tessa and donell struggle with a lot of the same challenges that exist in more populated areas. But they have far fewer resources to get by with and almost no one to pass the buck to tessa. Donell and i spoke over zoom last week about their unique challenges to start. Donell told me a lot of people who come into her. Utah clinic with symptoms of covid. Nineteen are convinced. They don't have it. There are always calling. And saying i know. It's just a sinus infection. Or i've had this before and to really convince somebody that they need to get a cova test has been interesting during this time. People don't want to even entertain the idea that it could be covid. Meaning how do they reply. All i know. It's not co ed and i'm like how do you know it's not covid. Oh i just know it's not cova. There's no way. I can have it tessa. Can you just nodding at that. what are you hearing. Because you're at a long term care facility. So how would you be hearing that same. I've heard that same thing for a couple of different reasons might have a staff member who called off with a sore throat and she did go to the clinic and she told me. I think it's just strep. I refuse the cova tests. And i said why would you do that. And she just said. I don't know i just don't wanna take another one and i also have a the nurse practitioner. Who's very best friend. And she works in even more rural area north dakota about sixty miles north of here. Tiny little oilfield community and she's point blank told me i will not get tested unless i am mandated by my employer for a couple of reasons. Am i don't wanna quarantine and be. I don't wanna take my pto. And she's a nurse practitioner. Who very much understands the disease. But i think. I really think that's part of the issue. Sometimes is people are scared to be off work. When has it felt like a struggle. I i know that there was a surge in north dakota of covid Does that mean you are dealing with sick. People trying to refer them to hospitals like what does that.
Houston City Council approves additional round of COVID-19 relief funds for residents during pandemic
"The city of houston is expanding. Its latest round of emergency relief funding to help more people in need city council just approved thirty million dollars in direct assistance that can be spent on any expenses like childcare transportation and utilities not just rent houston mayor sylvester turner would allow people to use it based on their needs. So we're not putting a lotta strings on it saying the people you know your situation better than we do. until now. most of the city's relief. Money was only available to renters whose landlords chose to participate but with this direct assistance. Houstonians will be able to get help without their landlords residents could be eligible for to twelve hundred dollars. The money comes from the city's allocation of federal cares act funding which must be spent by the end of the
"houstonians" Discussed on Equity
"Hey everybody alex. And you're listening to equity monday for november thirtieth twenty twenty equity. Monday is your startups. Tech markets in venture capital primer for the week and. We have a small programming note. Our own henry. Pick our executive producer. Here on equity told me it's pronounced primer not primer. I called bs on that and google. That and he's right primer. Is the first coat of paint you put on the house. For example in a primer is an overview or a guide to a subject. So my bad. I've been saying that wrong. For about sixty eight thousand episodes anyways welcomed your venture capital primer for the week. Today is cyber monday quote holiday so fo that it makes amazon's prime day week festival. Whatever seem authentic regardless. Expect the internet today to be chock full of annoyances but the news isn't all bad shares of oetzi shot higher on friday after data focus. Report said that it could excel during the black friday cyber monday period. Perhaps your local ecommerce startup is also having a good weekend regardless. There's lots to talk about so let's get in there. Let's get busy and let's go turn into the weekend. The biggest news out in startup land was not a big round or a surprise deal or even a new ipo filing instead. It was a death. The loss of zappa's founder. Tony she that came unexpectedly. When the entrepreneur and author and management theorists was just forty. Six twitter lit up with tributes and pain after his passing. And i can't possibly do tributes full justice but for lasting notes in the symphony of grieving that i read over the weekend was that tony was immensely kind and giving and warm and fell out of everyone regardless of whether they were rich or powerful and in tech. That's rare perhaps can be a little bit more kindness week moving along. The uk is banning quote installation of five g equipment from china's way technologies by the end of next september bloomberg reports bringing another chapter in a long saga between the uk and china. The move is also a blow for china's telecom and tech sectors and in somewhat related news. Australia is livid china this morning due to a doctored tweet that could further complicate trade tensions between the two nations. That have not been doing well lately so really not a great morning. As far as china is concerned adding to it tech in asia reports that chinese visas are switching up their deals to focus on things to rising tensions with india tech which also recently reported that india had banned into their forty three chinese apps. Writing six days ago. That quote there doesn't appear to be any chinese app left in the top. Five hundred apps used in india to get all politics you this morning. But given that cross-border venture capital dollar flows are a key way that we can track which countries tech sectors are blowing up. All this news matters india for example saw quick rebounding q. Three twenty twenty. vce activity from pandemic led lows. Set in q one and q two and a lot of that. Money came from other countries. China's own bc recovery has been slightly more muted though awesome material according to a recent kpmg report but you can see where venture capitalists are looking based on where the dollars are flowing and india's doing well indonesia apparently to china a little bit behind. That's probably due to politics. Something to think about and on the subject of venture capital activity. Let's talk about a few neat round this morning. Yeah aside from the fact that i have four funding rounds to write up in the next three days which is my bad. We could be entering a somewhat traditional holiday slowdown in new venture financing announcements things. Look just a little slim's martin. As i went trawling to the latest. Not that that's a bad thing. Though there were a few rounds and a new fund that i do want to talk about but as we raise towards the end of the year expect news to slowly. Lighten as we get closer to mid december and then after that we should all take two weeks off because god damn twenty twenty all right. So what do we have. Well thanks to. Techcrunch is steve. Oh here we have news on a very interesting. European fintech round primer. I think it is actually private this case a uk fintech that wants to help merchants consolidate their payments stock and easily support. New payment methods in the future has raised fourteen million pounds in a series a financing the event that was led by excel and according to steve. Accel was quite proactive in pursuing primer. Which means that the company was probably doing very very well given might also that primarily had announced a three point eight million pound round earlier this year in may. So what does privacy do. Here's steve quote the thinking. Is that larger merchants especially those that operate in more than one geography have to support an array of payment methods which brings with it significant technical overhead a poor user experience and a lack of transparency primer now described as a quote low code platform carries out a lot of heavy lifting on behalf of merchants and while remain steadfastly. Payment method agnostic. That's honestly pretty cool. I love choice for vendors. I love low code. I love fintech. Uk's great all right primer and tech which reported very early this morning that kinda which we described as a quote mandarin language app specifically targeting chinese consumers outside of china has raised seventy million dollars. Now this money is going to continue. Its global expansion in delivering kind of like food from chinese restaurants and asian grocery stores to the larger chinese diaspora. That's according to our own ingrid lunden now. Pastor should be familiar to you. They announced a twenty million dollar round this february and i'm pretty sure they come up on the show. Now of course growing food delivery business in two thousand twenty is a bit like fallen off a bike while drunk. it's very easy. And it's not incredibly impressive but still seventy million dollars is no joke. And hungary panic cannot pursue larger vision. More rapidly so keep an eye on them finally london-based first minute capital. And i mean it's all one word by the way the lower case m. kind of strange they put together one hundred eleven million dollars for its second stage fund. Good i love seeing early focused. Vc firms and i love seeing fun twos that are bigger than fund ones and that is the case in this case and our own reporting a lot of the money backing first. Minute comes from founders. Which gives it a somewhat unique lp base and for our deeper dive slash. Riff we are short on time. So i've gone on too long about a host of other things so we're going to end today with a quick reminder that we are heading into a blizzard of news names like c. three airbnb affirm doordash roadblocks and others are going public soon. And we're going to be up to our eyeballs in gross margins in revenue multiples and other kinds of jetsam. And it's going to be writing a lot about it so tune in if that is your jam but if not don't worry equity will keep bringing you start up news fret not closing if you have traveled last week. Please get a covid test and to everyone. Please take care stay safe. Stay home if you can. you know. it's going to be a rough rough next couple of months. Follow the show at equity on twitter. If you'd like or myself on twitter. I go by alex. This was equity money for thirty s. twenty twenty toxic..
Black Friday shopping begins in Houston amid COVID-19 pandemic and stormy weather
"The the pandemic pandemic in in stormy stormy weather weather or or not not keeping keeping some some Houstonians Houstonians from from cashing cashing in in on on Black Black Friday Friday sales sales today. today. Every Every year. year. We We do do this. this. It's It's like like almost almost like like a a tradition tradition coming coming to to Memorial Memorial City City Mall Mall and, and, you you know, know, doing doing every every black black Friday. Friday. I'm I'm sure sure we'll we'll still still run run into into some some people people but but still still trying trying to to avoid avoid as many people as we can, with covert and everything that from our TV partner Channel too many retailers have spread out black Friday deals over a couple of weeks in an effort to reduce large crowds.
"houstonians" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Ivan. All podcast awesome stuff with ron. Baker member played at wichita state played the nba. Gregg marshall the wichita state coach got fired. He was there during some of these alleged incidents. You wanna download that. Then i got another one dropping tomorrow. Frank martin from south carolina. Incredible stuff all ball in the heard podcast network Yeah we kind of got ahead of ourselves because of cove in quarantine and not being able to celebrate things but the truth is this that wall holiday lights. It felt like went up earlier than they ever had before. You know it as soon as as soon as halloween was over. I saw people putting up day decorations. The truth is black. Friday black friday is the first name which you can officially say abbey days or merry christmas so when you walk around today and you see somebody you haven't seen him in a while ago. Hey merry christmas. You'll know that gottlieb said it i. It's a good reminder. And just see no. I am jewish. And it's totally okay to wish me a merry christmas and for me to issue america. Christmas does it mean that now doesn't mean anything in terms of it's just a really nice thing to say to somebody. Don't take it as any other way or a leap happy hannukah. Okay thank you anyway. Merry christmas you. it's a merry christmas to To us because the sunday games couldn't be any worse than thursday games. Those were those. Were not too great games. And can we pump the brakes a little bit just a little bit. Let's pump the brakes on the shawn. Watson could be in the mvp discussion. No no no he. Couldn't i understand that fifteen touchdowns known sanctions last. Four games. granted that they played in a in terrible weather in cleveland and they lost to the browns. The wins for the houston texans. This year what does shawn watson who is widely viewed as a superstar. Quarterback are as follows. The jags the jags the patriots. The lions that's it. That's who they beating this year so i forgive me if i don't go. Oh my gosh. This is the greatest thing. The lions stink. They don't apparently don't really want to compete for matt patricia. The down several dudes especially on the offense loud kenny golladay and without Swift is their new running back like was it really a fair fight. The lines we're gonna line shouldn't take away from the fact that romeo cornell's done a nice job of keeping this team going and getting them to the finish line. But that was a game of too bad teams and one To really good quarterbacks one better than the other. I'm not saying that he's bad. But the all mvp thing when you're winning games that don't matter against teams. That would rather lose than win. I cannot take you seriously grand landscape of the nfl. But what. I do want to get the dallas cowboys you know. Many people could point to dak prescott injury as the straw that broke the camel's back. That was the moment where the cowboy season. Officially officially collapsed. But the truth is the downfall of the cowboys. We saw yesterday clear as day. It was with ezekiel elliott. Who's what in sports we call a jag. No i'm not talking about The investigative unit in military no. A- jag is just a guy just guys a. Zeke elliott now. Can we point out that there. Without tyrant smith there without little collins. And now zack. Martin goes down with injury. They may be without him. The best one of the best guards the best garden football. Yeah that that stinks. No one is going to run the football or throw the football well behind depleted offensive line. Carson wentz has depleted offensive line when they return. they're just old and has Has young inexperienced backup wide receivers. He's not playing well but very much a factor ver- very much part of it is the fact that he doesn't have the time doesn't have the confidence to know who to throw the football too. So i just. I look at this thing and i'm i'm i'm i was trying to factor in and wonder when it all went wrong and i realized at the time i was right and i got a little confirmation by yesterday. Was anybody blown away by. Zeke elliott no well. He just doesn't seem to have the same explosiveness. First part of it is the makeup of their team. They always had a tremendous offensive line. That always allowed for a push and gave him the space to get going and he responded in kind but the bigger part is this. Do just okay right. It happens with running backs when they get used a bunch. They're not as good as they used to be. And let's not compare them to. Adrian peterson whose he had been like a fine wine. I mean he's been suspended. He's had injuries. He's thirty five years old. He's still find a way and he's he's kind of a one trick pony right. He's not a pass pro guy per se. He doesn't catch it out of the backfield. Adrian peterson can still find a way to get yards but adrian peterson was also. He's a freak of nature. He's the guy who came back from seal and was the mvp the next year again freak of nature most running backs are like ezekiel elliott. And that's when it all went. Wrong for jerry. Zeke held out and instead of taking a breath and he talked about his backup. People thought that was a slap in the face. He was kind of reason. When he said. Zeke zeke who after preseason game and think about this last year before the season began zeke. Held out now. The cowboys had zeke contract and could very easily just driven the hard bargain but jerry. Jerry does gave in really gave it i. He signed jalen smith to a contract. Way too big. Because y joe jalen smith is loyal jonsman a great story but great stories. Don't big contracts great contracts make. It shouldn't take away from jalen smith coming back from drop foot to become a starting linebacker in the nfl. But dude. that doesn't mean you walk into the office one day and go. I need somebody to sign just to prove that. I still wanna pay people. Just don't wanna pay zeke. As much as i. i gotta pay zeke. And then he went. Back zeke right. It's exactly what happened. So in sequential order had zeke nut cut the line zig cut the line. They could have worked out in the mari deal they probably would have worked out adak deal they then would have gotten jalen smith under reasonable contract and then in last offseason worked their way. Around to giving zeke a new contract just not at the level that he thinks his commencement or maybe not because christian. Mccaffrey got a huge deal. But the numbers were bad. The timing was bad it was way too early and more than anything it screwed up the entire order of things and now now the cowboys were only better off going forward on fourth down twice and not getting it but losing yesterday look around. Yes they have injuries. That's fair to point out. It's it's totally fair to go. Hey what our team built upon tremendous offensive line dak prescott some big players on defense run the football big name players on offense and then you know but when you're built around offensive line and any. Nfl guy will tell you that offensive line is not nearly what it used to be. Especially with the retirement of of travis. Federick men with tyrant smith aging in having some injuries like. It's not what it used to be. It's still very good if healthy.
Houston Mayor Urges Houstonians to Forgo Holiday Gatherings, Parade Canceled
"Mayor Sylvester Turner wants people to avoid Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations due to the recent uptick locally and coronavirus. He also wants people to wear masks when they're around others. This is the vaccine that I'd know exists that works. Okay? And you all you all have seen me around a lot of people and I've been very fortunate blessed but quite frankly, if I'm in a situation where I feel uncomfortable, I not only have one mass on, you know, I'll have a couple of them on You're, Turner says those who do end up involved in larger gathering are asked to quarantine for the next 14 days. Right now, the positivity rate in Houston is 7.9%.
Beta's Rainfall Soaks Houston
"Tropical depression Beta are slowly making its way inland. What's left of post Tropical depression beta still spreading heavy rain over parts, the lower Mississippi Valley. Some of that tropical moisture will also move into the deep south and southern appellations were several inches of rain could cause flooding beta cause moderate or major coastal flooding and Galveston with a 4. FT storm surge in some areas. The heaviest rain was in southern parts of the Houston Metro with rainfall totals of over 14 inches. One, Houstonian said the floodwaters were creating a mess mess they they think think is is backed backed up up and and there's there's no no training. training. No No trouble trouble with with the the drainage. drainage. They've They've tried tried to to do do a a little little here here and and there, there, but but Nothing Nothing seems seems to to be be when when you you flush flush the the toilet. toilet. It's coming up in the battle over 100. High water rescues were needed Tuesday morning in southern Harris County. Some homes have been flooded a CZ well. Streets, cars and buildings were flooded in parts of coastal Texas, including Rockport, Corpus Christi, Galveston and the Boulevard Peninsula, and Cameron County officials have since opened beach access after they were closed as a precautionary measure. San
Coronavirus cancels trials, jury duty in Houston municipal courts through October 1
"And Houstonians air off jury duty, at least for a month. Houston municipal courts have extended the suspension of all jury trials through the end of September. Due to the Corona virus pandemic. The court does remain open for all other proceedings. Those who are defendants in a jury trial before the end of September must reschedule their case with the court. Anyone summoned for jury duty before the end of September does not need to show up or take any action. Jury trials are set to resume October 1st, of course, pending further developments.
Residents warned about scorching heat in Houston region
"Heat across southeast Texas this weekend Heat indexes in Houston could reach 110 degrees in the next few days, prompting the Houston Fire Department to issue new warnings there, asking everyone to avoid any strenuous outdoor work or exercise during midday or afternoon hours. Firefighters also asked Houstonians to look before you lock meaning to check to make sure you don't leave small Children or pets inside locked cars for any amount of time. Anyone who sees a child or pet unattended in a car should call 911 and stay until help arrives. Cory Olson,
Houston officials cancel Texas GOP's convention
"Story. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner makes it official saying Next week's Texas GOP convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center is cancelled. Mayor earlier sight of a letter from the city's public health director, claiming such a gathering would be a clear and present danger to Houstonians due to covert 19. These are some very serious times and the public safety of the people attending the convention of the employees there family members of people in the city of Houston. Public health concerns are first and foremost Paramount. Texas GOP Chair James Dickey spoke with KPRC nine fifties Ken Webster Jr this afternoon. In fact, election activity of a picture if you will, a Republican mayor trying to shut down voting in the Democrat part of town or Republican mayor, shutting down a Democrat convention. That's exactly what we've got here. State Republican Party says they're now discussing legal
Abbott suspends elective surgeries in Houston, 3 other Texas counties over fears of COVID-19 hospitalizations surge
"Texas hit a new record in cases in CBS's Janet channeling and says the governor should in the brakes on re opening the state governor Greg Abbott fans elective surgery today and for the most populated counties base for more corona virus patients as new cases hit five thousand nine hundred and ninety six in Texas all time high doctors say they can handle the hospitalizations for now the time is now as Houstonians to band together and act like the candy Houstonians that we are in do all of the right things mass gatherings in Houston are now limited to no more than ten apple we closed seven stores in the area restaurants like preggo are scaling back to take out only
Houston Hospitals Ready For COVID Surge, CEOs Say
"From the four largest hospital systems in Houston say they are ready to handle handle the the surgeon surgeon Corona Corona virus virus patients. patients. If If it it comes comes to to that that the the heads heads of of Houston Houston Methodist Methodist Memorial Memorial Hermann Hermann ST ST Luke's Luke's Health Health and and Texas Texas Children's Children's Hospital Hospital or or reassuring reassuring Houstonians. Houstonians. After After a a recent recent surge surge and and local local covert covert 19 19 cases. cases. The The Texas Texas Medical Medical Center Center says says 97% 97% of of area area beds beds are are occupied. occupied. But But Dr Dr Mark Mark boom boom with with Houston Houston Methodist Methodist says that number doesn't tell the whole story. We're concerned that there is a level of alarm in the community that is unwarranted right now, because we do have the capacity to care for many more patients and have lots of fluidity and ability to hospital officials are asking you to do everything you can to help flatten the curve again. This comes as the Texas governor issues an executive order suspending elective surgeries and hospitals in Harris County.
The Spirit of Confederacy statue has officially been removed from Sam Houston Park
"Down one to go the city of Houston website remove the spirit of the confederacy statue from Sam Houston park it had stood there for more than a century a statue of Richard Dowling will be removed today Houstonians have mixed feelings about the mayor's decision to turn around and he was a military hero I just as soon stay there in fact the way some well today their dad not I don't own a damn and I would not see you know more more lives in the United I like that they spoke with our TV partners channel to the spirit of the confederacy will be moved to the Houston museum of African American culture where it will be on display to help educate visitors about the history of racism in America but president of the Houston and double ACP opposes that decision
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reports 115 new coronavirus cases; 2 more deaths
"Is to measure Mister Turner reports one hundred fifteen new cases of covert nineteen within the city limits that's along with two more deaths the total deaths include a Hispanic woman in her nineties with underlying health conditions and African American man in his seventies with underlying health conditions a total of eighteen Houstonians have died due to the complications from corona virus
"houstonians" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"The Senate has the sole responsibility for the trial and we have a responsibility to have a fair trial we need to hear from those who have the direct information about the president's call with president Ukraine about the the holding up of a presidential meeting about holding up of aid those witnesses need to be heard in the United States Senate Maryland Democrat Ben Cardin in the a I mean it's just we need a trial in the Senate well guess what Ben can't even get a trial in the Senate until Nancy Pelosi turned over the articles when each is when exactly no one knows one Nancy ever turn over the articles of impeachment the question right now I laid out what I believe was behind Nancy Pelosi is very specific motivation to go along with impeachment when she did she lost control of her party lost control for caucus in the house she was no longer the power player the squad in the hardest left elements on her side they were the ones dominating the conversation dominating media's attention and so Nancy in an effort to consolidate power goes along with it now here we are the impeachment we've been sold a bill of goods that we had to rush through this thing we it had to happen quickly because we've got the whole Donald Trump accountable he's a threat to this country so what we do we impeach the president and that everybody goes on recess in Nancy Pelosi maybe she gets right maybe at some point she gets around to turning over the articles that the Senate so they can actually have the trial he needs you can't make this stuff up it's fascinating but again Nancy policy is a lot of things but she's not the dumb wanted Brian might infer Markel then and talk about the premise in going all the way back to February second twenty eighteen happen do of guest hosts for Marco then that evening talked about what ended up being the premise of the impeachment inquiry the issue with Donald Trump is what he actually has been doing in what he represents he is an existential threat to corrupt Washington officials we talked about this one when the identifying people they were acting in their own interest inside of our government rather than representing the interests the American people well guess what they set up a plan right all laid out starting within well you could say the steel dossier but we know what went even further back than that you take a look at the insurance policy the part that was hatched out between struck in page but then you do take a look what happened with Christopher steel in the dossier the first thing you've got to know about this conspiracy the greatest conspiracy ever carried out in American history because again you take a look at Benedict Arnold as one man you take a look at Nixon time a few people when you're talking about what was carried out here against Donald Trump your talking about numerous officials at the highest levels of intelligence at the justice department and the state department that doesn't just happen imagine for a moment coming up with a conspiracy to create a fraudulent dossier in to funnel it through televised accord for surveillance and to come up with the entire trump Russia collision narrative imagine how comfortable you have to be with corrupt Washington officials across numerous government agencies to even be able to have that conversation could you imagine because all it would take is one person in that process one person in the chain at the state department at the justice department and the intelligence agencies one person who goes holy cow this is really wrong and your toast but they knew they knew the various different corrupt officials in all these agencies that they could create and carry out this part with and so that is the real premise of the impeachment of president trump what he represents to Allen to eliminating the corrupt elements in this government has one stuff truly hits the fan and when John burns report comes out when that impaneled grand jury that is there for criminal indictments once they end up becoming the forefront conversation the last thing you're going to be worried about is the impeachment of president trump it.
"houstonians" Discussed on KTRH
"Back to spending money to bring events to the city in order to be world class there's a group of Houstonians who are so worried that they live in a city and I'll tell you how this happens they live in Houston they make some money when they make the money it's never billionaires people who make a few million dollars and they go on a trip and they're at Paris there at the George song there's been in real estate houses of dollars a night on their hotel room there live in large and they feel like nobody back in Houston will would would stay it's too classy place and we have record we have reservations at the finest restaurants were staying at the finest hotels and everybody back in Houston is stupid and so and look at us and so they go to a dinner and the next table here's them speaking in a we are from states where are you from we're from Houston okay we have a cousin that lives down there well where are ya from we live in your we love to live in New York he's so great to live in New York and they feel embarrassed of Houston you think I'm kidding but I know these people I've been around I've seen in no amount of money that they make will make them feel better about themselves they feel insecure about used so what they do is they come home and they they decide you know what we need we need a fixed rail mass transit system like they have in other cities I quite active quite act quite add you know what else we need we need big public performances yes like in the Roman days we need big performances that the whole country will come to like the world's fair yeah yeah I or or do to Super Bowl or at least the all star game yeah yeah we we need big things like that that people can talk about from the chronicle quote Houston's shot and hosting America's first world's fair since nineteen eighty four is on the line as Congress rushes to pass the spending package before the end of the year to keep the government open the effort to lure a world expo as the massive international gatherings or gatherings are now known to Houston in twenty thirty got a big assist this year as the house moved to free up funding for the US to post a pavilion at the twenty twenty world expo in Dubai all we're gonna have a pavilion okay we gotta get the mayor and Sheila Jackson Lee and and some business pretty born car dealers and some maybe some famous people some Olympians and stuff we'll bring him all over there will go higher yeah we're from Houston were Houston now you'll keep Houston in your heart for twenty thirty we would like to host it we're going to put it together we're gonna hold and then one of them's wife it's always one of them's wife they put her in charge in she's dripping in jewels and she throws a big party and at that party she says I know we all thank yous is a bad quarter ms skidoo us wall that flows every time it sprinkles I know you all think that I know you take our roads are all busted up pop bottles were the kids get lost in the craters I know you all think that our our financial records are bad okay I got that I know you all think that two years later we took all that money from Harvey and we don't know where it went but we didn't help anybody I know you don't think that but I would show no that's expensive wine you're drinking but I'm paying the bill tonight and we want to have the world expo in Houston we won't charge come more show dollar good.
"houstonians" Discussed on KTRH
"Man who stalked and harassed high profile houstonians like philanthropist. Caroline, farm and former U of H football coach, Kevin Sunlen. Investigators say sixty one year old Robin choose well, targeted those with money and the river oaks and tanglewood areas in members of local country clubs that by putting it out there that we've identified a person who's responsible for sending these letters that we will get a response from some other individuals in Houston police h is well sent threatening letters to his victims and showed up at funerals and other events President Trump still reluctant to declare an emergency on the southern border. The president telling state local and community leaders that he will hold off in declaring a national emergency in order to secure border wall funding, saying congress should provide the money and acknowledging that such a declaration. Would be immediately challenged. I'll be sued. It'll be brought to the ninth circuit. And maybe even though the wording is unambiguous just like with the travel ban. It'll be appealed to the ninth circuit. And we'll probably lose their to Republican lawmakers are divided over whether the president should declare a national emergency at the White House, Jon decker, Fox News. It's flu season in federal health. Officials say plenty of people are getting sick new data from the US centers for disease control, say upwards of seven million Americans have been sick with flu this season, thus far with three and a half million of them going to the doctor for treatment. Further nearly eighty five thousand people have needed hospitalization due to flu illness. This is the first year the CDC has made public their estimate of how bad flu is part way through the season CDC recommends flu vaccine to prevent illness and anti viral medications. Should you get sick Eban Brown? Fox News San Antonio man under arrest for the death of his baby. Chris Davila is being held on over a million dollars bond after admitting to police he caused king Jay Davila to die. And then he tried to cover it up. San Antonio police. This cheap. William McManus says the claim is baby was kidnapped last week never made any sense. And he finally confessed last night and use the term unraveling thread.