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"lena hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"That. I'm told that the three democrats on harris county commissioners court has spent over fifty million dollars five zero on political operatives campaign related things things that are obviously related to their own reelection. This is an insane amount of money. Whoever the republican is who runs for county judge and wins the republican nomination to face them is going to be confronting a war chest. Like you wouldn't believe and it will not have been money that they raised themselves or they'll have that it will have been money that they took from you the taxpayer because they're brazen about this now. I mean this is in broad daylight. Come and get us. They know the fbi is not going to bother him. Because it's the biden administration. You got to hispanics one black in harris county in twenty twenty one. They're gonna run amok. Nobody's going to stop them. Because how bad would it look. You got three minorities running harris county. Who cares theirself dealing. Who cares what they're up to. Who cares if they are transferring your tax dollars to their consultants and then using that money to go out and build their campaign without going too deep in the weeds. I'm gonna tell you that. Elections many people think that elections are won lost based on. How well you govern what. Your vision is many elections especially today are won and lost in the trenches that most people will never see that is the data side of the campaign and i am embarrassed to say that harris county. Republican party in the last decade fell way behind the party. I'm told i don't. I'm not close to the way it used to. But i'm told there are some consultants that got rich and did nothing in. What do we have to show for it. We lost every election. We lost the district. Attorney's this didn't have to happen. Kim hog didn't have to be rda. We could had a republican sheriff. We could had republican county judge. We could have republican district courts. We we didn't we didn't have to have a judges that would put magistrates. That would let murderers back out on the street. We didn't have to do that. That's on us. That's on our republican party for not doing their job these. The democrats started in eight with obama and hats off to them. Don't underestimate your opponent. They are so much better at the digital side than we are. We've got some old guys who think they're real smart and they show a couple of the they show a pitch deck to some investors and they go see we just a number but they're not any good. The left figured out early. Bring in big tech. Obama was being advised on his campaign and eighty on his campaign in eight by facebook. Which at the time was cutting edge mccain know facebook was i mean in fairness mccain was as out of it is. Joe biden was let. Let's not deny that. Obama brought them in two thousand ten and twelve. When twitter was picking up obama was able to go in and communicate in ways that the republicans didn't even know existed. There were troves of data. Where do you live. What is your view of this issue that issue if you're a grainy weenie and you're yelling at people that they're not agreeing wayne a. You're a democrat voter. We gotta get you out. They targeted people like that to his credit. Trump doesn't even do email for two reasons. He doesn't want to a trail because he's been in business. You get sued. But also because he's not he's not a guy himself but unlike the republican politicians trump understood you hire the best technology helps you win elections and he ran a great digital campaign in sixteen and that was a part of why he he won. They went in and figured out how to get. People owned a little bake shop and lincoln nebraska and hadn't voted in ten years. But we're likely to vote for him based on issues based on postings to to vote the democrats to their credit have hired the best people to come in and crunch these numbers in run this data and it is a data driven operation these days. We're out there going. Let's have a rally on saturday and everybody will bring a flag okay. We'll have the politicians come speak in the same group of people come out there with the same bumper stickers and they wave the flag and the politicians go. We're gonna win are yeah and then they go home and they wonder. Why do we swept every time because you just had fifty eight people show up at a rally on saturday that you spent all this effort on and while you were doing that the democrats just targeted five hundred. Eighty people where they are to get them to vote. We don't do role to the polls we just count on our voters to get to the polls you know what the black churches do. They have some big event on sunday during election. Season during early voting. They'll have a big event. Sheila jackson-lee will come over and speak might be free food. Whatever and then they roll to the polls and then they give each voter to pasture a walk along the line and give each voter a pony. Sheep vote this. These are our candidates but that's in a nonpartisan election. I know 'cause i've been in one. But in partisan elections they just tell them. vote democrat. what do we do our pastor. Say no we don't we don't want to preach from the pulpit. We might lose our tax. Id might lose your tax id. You're losing your country conservative churches. The pastors won't preach the won't speak about politics and the pulpit because they'll lose their tax. Eddie i gotta give the black churches credit. The candidates are terrible for the black community but at least they play to win and they do and they do. We lose they win but we do so graciously. We do so with such integrity. Such ethics so honorable honorable losers such honorable losers..
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"I do hug and kiss people casually women and men. I have done it all my life in my mind. I'd never crossed the line with anyone. Cry or your city. Both of my bulls are still here. St- no more rabbis or sexual harassment. I'm sorry i am. There is All all thanks to claim that he is just crazy enough to write and record such nonsense. The truth is andrew cuomo was being investigated by state and federal authorities for a decade. Even the obama administration admonished him for calling and trying to get federal investigators off of him for bribes. He was taken on the tapani bridge redo. The guy was such a crony politician. Such a self dealing corrupt bastards. Just like his father by the way. They wanted his dad to run. Eighty eight couldn't because it was under federal investigation. He didn't want people to know he didn't wanna be exposed for the fact that that he was under investigation for ties to the mafia. His dad was as corrupt as he was. He stuffed all those people with covert into nursing homes and killed the elderly residents and the left still faded him. They gave him an emmy after that. They bought his book. They call themselves cuomo sexual if he doesn't harass eleven democrat women. Most of whom worked for him. He's going to be the governing would have probably been the president and that's a fact and it's going on in our community it's going on right here in harris county. Let's go back to miss felicity pereira. So she was the analytics director for hillary clinton's campaign presidential campaign in sixteen the director of data for the democrat national committee for years. She was the deputy campaign manager for adrian garcia one of the three democrat commissioners who's handing her eleven million dollars of your money. She's also worked with every town for gun safety and the community justice action fund. If those words jumbled together don't give you a chill. They should a group that publishes a policy guidebook on how to reduce gun violence without policing communities another client international law firm perkins koi. You may some of you may remember perkins koi. That's the law firm. Paid for the steele dossier. Yeah remember the steele dossier. They told us was a british spy. They had trump dead to rights. Even christopher steele eventually under oath had to admit it was all made up to try to smear trump perkins. Coy was also found by fifth. Circuit court of appeals panel on a texas straight ticket voting lawsuit in twenty twenty the point of all this is that the harris county commissioners court three out of five commissioners that are democrats to county judge in two of the remaining four have now handed eleven million dollars and this contract renewable for up to three more years to campaign on taxpayer dollars to go door to door. This is the democrat wet dream. This is what they fantasize about eleven million dollars to collect data to crunch the numbers and then to pay operatives to go out door to door and make sure it's correct. They're.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"To do nothing. Maybe they'll meet once every two weeks and talk. Politics has some danishes and coffee and laughing. Giggling how rich they're getting off you. The taxpayer to run campaign research in the name of vaccine out. You try to explain how a still after. Aw you will see.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Gis. It has become credit for this story. Goes to holly hanson. Who does a podcast in runs. A site called the texan news. Headland harris county paying democrat. Strategist ten point. Nine million dollars to conduct vaccine outreach. Now it's eleven million dollars to go into democrat communities. These are minority ethnic communities and do quote targeted vaccine outreach. Whether dirty little secret is blacks are not getting the vaccine. In fact dr drew posted the other day. I don't know if this is true or not. But he said that the national estimate is twenty six to twenty eight percent. Blacks are not getting the vaccine. And that's a great opportunity for democrats to say. Hey it's because they're poor and black so what we need to do is we need to pay our democrat operative. The person's gonna run our campaign to go into these neighborhoods. Knock on the door. First of all does roscoe. Smith still live here yet. Is he married to dolores smith. Yep how many kids do. Y'all have notice you didn't vote in the last election. Well your vote matters. Let's go ahead and make sure that you registration and every let's make sure we get all of. It's set up right here. Let's make sure that you're eligible and ready to vote in this next one. That's what your vaccine outreach is gonna do. That's exactly what your vaccine outreaches gonna do. And they communities with lower vaccine. Participation rates are going to be minority communities. So these are going to be your first generation mexican americans you first generation central americans. We're gonna make sure that all those people that came here while we're here talking about your vaccine elevate strategies. Llc that's getting eleven million dollars over the next year they're going to make sure that you're registered to vote and that you know. Lena loves you. And rodney loves you and adrian loves. Yo it's going to be good and you're doing it in broad daylight using eleven million dollars of county money now. Will there be more poured into this. You better believe because we will determine that the need was far greater the woman who heads this group is felicity pareo. You won't believe this. What a coincidence. But we're just handed eleven million dollars to felicity parade to go into democrat strong holes. Oh sorry low vaccination low vaccination communities and campaign for the reelection of of the. I mean do vaccine outreach. You will not believe the odds of this. But felicity pereira was previously the deputy campaign manager for adrian garcia the same county commissioner when he ran for mayor haw what are the chances and then i mean what a incredible coincidence she was the analytics director for hillary clinton's presidential campaign in two thousand sixteen and she was the director of data for the democrat national committee. I several years my goodness alive. So you mean. She's the woman that the democrats us to target household by household. Who lives there. Do they vote. Hoda vote for if they go into this community and they go to john white in john white shows up with a shotgun here. We're from the government. We're here to help get the hell out. I hate you bastards. All you democrats ruining everything you just mark that down with a code x four two or whatever else what does x four two x four. Two means he doesn't want the vaccine and he's really cranky. Check back next year after the election. But what experts. Who really means is. Don't stop that guy. He's a republican. Voter you leave him lay. Because you can't win him over so we don't go back to him. We don't try to make sure registered we don't we don't because what you do now. Is you take this data. You handed over to the campaign. She'll probably be running the campaign so what she's doing is she's doing. The grass roots work to build their databases. So that the komen. Dante and rodney and adrian can all get reelected and the government is paying for it. Eleven million dollars worth well now. The eleven millions not all going to go to vaccine research. The eleven may go to felicity pereira and this way. She doesn't charge them as much to run their campaigns. 'cause she's getting paid in the off years. Oh but guess what else she'll be able to do should be able to go out and grab all the best political consultants and bring them in. Eleven million bucks is plenty. She might give initial might get four of them. Two hundred fifty thousand just right off the top.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
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"lena hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts
"Their historically underserved neighborhoods are in desperate need of updates. We are here fighting for equity based on their promises to and we voted them in and we voted for the bond and we're still flooding. She and other members of the northeast action collective testified to county commissioners asking them to reallocate the flood. Bond money to make sure. Underfunded watersheds aren't last in line for repairs. I'm jen rice. In houston harris. County commissioners have approved a new position county administrator. Judge lena hidalgo says right now. There's no clear cut way to track progress and show their work to communities because their staff is already pulled in so many directions. She says to studies twenty years apart have shown the county needs reorganization to address these issues. The county administrator would oversee and would be supported by several deputy county administrators to manage the departments in the specific areas. They would work with each of us all of us together to set goals for the department head although says they will also give regular updates to the public. Commissioner jack cagle argued against the plan saying it would create more bureaucracy but in the end commissioners approved the new position along party lines showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon with highs today around ninety. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include indeed with instant match..
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Blasting Houston Leaders Over Opposition To New Voting Bills
"On today's panel houston chronicle editor of opinion. Lisa falkenberg vivian. Ho health economist at rice university and baylor college of medicine and marcus davis the breakfast club restaurant and host of fish grits and politics. Lisa vivian marcus. Welcome to houston matters. Craig thank you panel. Texas lieutenant governor. Dan patrick had some choice. Things to say. Tuesday about the houston area's leaders and voting procedures in the last election cycle patrick speaking at the state capital criticized harris county for twenty four hour drive thru voting and mass mailing absentee ballot applications to eligible county residents all efforts last november to improve voting access during the pandemic. And all of which would be outlawed if senate bill seven passes this session. Patrick noted harris county does not make policy and create law for the rest of the state. He was responding to a monday. Press conference here in houston in which leaders including mayor turner and harris county judge. Lena hidalgo criticized espy seven arguing. It would discourage minority voter participation. turner called the bill. Jim crow two point. Oh echoing criticism of similar legislation in georgia. Patrick called that characterization race baiting the rhetoric is strong from state and local leaders. Over sb seven and voting procedures. Is this good bad or ugly. Lisa falkenberg from the perspective of journalists. It's good because strong rhetoric makes great headlines right from a from a perspective of texan. Just a texan. Who wants my government work. you know. it's bad it's ugly. You did this. This whole argument is just ridiculous because during the presidential election no one at the aftermath. Nobody was screaming. Oh texas has all this fraud always went you know. We need a recount in texas. No everybody was perfectly fine with the way the election ran but afterward things are so bad that we need to have all this reform. Texas is already the hardest state of the union to cast a ballot in. We have no need for more restrictions
Houston's Harris County to remain at Red COVID-19 threat level
"Cohen Cohen numbers numbers continue continue to to plummet plummet here here was was County County Judge Judge Lena Lena Hidalgo Hidalgo says says the the numbers numbers here here aren't aren't good good enough enough for for her her to to lower lower the the 10 10 month month old old code code Red Red threat threat level. level. We We just just got got through reviewing them again, and the experts tell me there is not a scientific reason to review them. So I would love and I'm sure I would get a ratings boost as the governor. You know, bragged when he made his announcement to say, Let's open everything. This is over. Good news. Everybody loves to deliver good news, but unfortunately my job is to protect the community. Hidalgo has had Harris County and Code Red since last June, despite used fluctuations in the county's covered number. Since then,
Gov. Abbott in Houston to discuss election integrity legislation
"Governor Greg Abbott in Houston today to promote legislative efforts on the election, integrity in the Lone Star State. What we look for and what we've seen in the past eyes that election fraud takes place. I have no doubt that it took place here. In the state of Texas. Abbott has named election integrity as an emergency item for the current legislative session, including keeping election officials from abusing mail ballots and drive through voting. The governor also called out Harris County in particular for abusing state laws that allow limited drive through and mail and voting. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo responded to short time later. Saying Abbott and Republicans want to suppress the vote. These kinds of attempts to confuse to intimidate to suppress are a continuation of policies we've seen in this state since reconstruction. Local Republicans to take exception to
Here’s how to register for a coronavirus vaccine waitlist in the Houston area
"The state health department says people between the ages of fifty and sixty five have been elevated into what they're calling group onc- of the state's distribution plan harris county. Judge lena hidalgo is encouraging qualifying. People to sign up on the county's waitlist page at ready harris dot. Org remember election is randomized. It's not first come first serve but we're getting through those vaccines and of course we're going to keep pushing the state and the federal partners to send us more vaccines. Judge hidalgo says just under ten percent of harris county residents have been vaccinated and the goal is at least seventy percent. That's one reason why top medical leaders in houston say. It's too early to tell if enough people have been vaccinated to significantly stem the spread of covid nineteen
Houston Judge Lina Hidalgo says "it's too soon to remove state-wide mask mandate"
"Harris Harris County County Judge Judge Lena Lena Hidalgo Hidalgo says says it's it's too too soon soon to to remove remove the the statewide statewide mask mask mandate. mandate. And And she's she's urging urging Houstonians Houstonians to to continue continue practicing practicing covert covert safety safety protocols protocols to send a message to all the businesses in our county that are doing the right thing by continuing to require mass by Limiting capacity. I want to say to them. Thank you. We see you. We appreciate you. We know you've been there from the beginning leading supporting our population. Judge Hidalgo says the region's positivity rate is a 12% is rollout of the covert vaccine continues.
Abbott Ends Texas Mask Mandate, Says Businesses Can Fully Reopen
"About the pandemic, many states are moving to relax covert restrictions in Texas. That will mean an end to the mask mandate people. And businesses don't need to state telling them how to operate. The governor Greg Abbott's decision is worrying to some, like Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo. Yes, there is a light at the end of the tunnel when it comes to this virus, but we're not quite there yet. Quite the opposite. And doctors like David Calendar are weighing in is Decision goes against the recommendations of the CDC. Leading epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists around the country. CBS News has
Texas becomes biggest US state to lift COVID-19 mask mandate
"Telling them how to operate. Texas Governor Abbott has made his state the largest in the nation to lift its mask mandate. But while many Texans welcome that news that may force businesses to make some tough choices, like restaurant owner Martin Thompson were put into Ah, conundrum here. In the restaurant industry has a business because a lot of people still want people to wear him. A lot of people don't want to wear him and doctors on the front lines of the pandemic like Stephen Love in Dallas to remove the mask mandate. While we still don't have herd immunity is very disheartening to us. And Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo says With so many Texans not yet vaccinated, it's not the time. This is not the time to give up. This is not the time to Promote more infections to promote more hospitalizations to promote more deaths for the sake of
Houston-area leaders react to governor’s lifting of capacity limits, mask mandate
"Texas governor Greg Abbott says progress in the Lone Star state they'd made against covert 19 is allowing him to scrap the statewide mask mandate and allow businesses to fully re open March the 10th. It is now time Open, Texas 100%. Leaders, some at least in Texas or not happy. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo wants the governor there to keep the mask mandate in place. Abba defended his decision, saying more and more people every day are getting
FEMA COVID-19 vaccination site to open at Houston's NRG Park
"Mega site opens Wednesday it in our JI Park here is county Judge Lena Hidalgo says there's no need to pre register if you've already signed up for the vaccine locally. Center will vaccinate people using the city of Houston Weightless and the Harris County wait list that we've already had online. The site is designed to serve 6000 people per day, seven days a week for three weeks before transitioning to second doses for three weeks, a total of 142,000 individuals are expected to be fully vaccinated. The city of
Power Returns for Many Texans, but Low Pressure Water Crisis Escalates
"Focus on the ongoing effects from that deadly winter storm that hit several states a few days ago. Earlier today, President Biden approved a major disaster declaration for Texas, which was hit especially hard. The move frees up federal funding to help rebuild and recover from the storm. Throughout the state. Freezing temperatures and extreme weather had a devastating effect on infrastructure, especially the water supply affecting millions of people. Here's Florian Martin of Houston public media with the latest on that volunteers handed out thousands of bottles of water at a distribution side in San Antonio. It's has been challenging because we have five people. Michael Williams came here from the small town of Bernie just outside San Antonio. He says he and his family have been without running water. Since Monday. Our community has in Bernie has really banded together so Challenging, but we can get through it. After days without electricity. The vast majority of Texans have had their power of historic, according to the state's grid manager. Temperatures air back to above freezing in most of the state, But clean water could remain an issue through the rest of the weekend and beyond. The problem is low water pressure. We've seen a task aid of effects. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo is the chief executive for the county that includes Houston. The power outages affected the generator. Is that keep the pressure going, and the pipes that have birth have also been a problem for the leading to the loss of water pressure When the pressure sinks below a certain level, Texas cities are required to issue boiled water notices because the water could become contaminated. Notices are in effect in large cities like Houston, Austin and San Antonio. This week, many people ran their faucets and a constant trickle something plumber's advice to keep pipes from freezing. Well, it's a catch. 22 John Ingram is a plumber in Houston. Yes, it does take away water, and we are in a crisis as far as water pressure and keeping Pressure up across the tent city. However, at the same time, that's really the only option you have and maintaining water in your home. Thanks to all those burst pipes. Demand for plumbers now far exceeds supply. One Houston church has reached out to partners across the country to get volunteer plumbers to Texas. Chris See is the pastor at a classy, a Houston He says they usually try to organize emergency help like this for home repairs after tropical storms and hurricanes this time, we need a little bit more skilled labor mucking houses a lot easier than plumbing repairs on burst pipes, but Just following in that vein. We know that's what we need. C says the response has been slow as other states have also had issues with the weather and people are has attend to travel during the pandemic. He's confident they'll get a team of volunteers together for the community's most in need. The church is paying for travel, food and accommodation. For most Texans. The nightmare will probably be over next week. But many others will have to deal with the storm's aftermath. For awhile longer. We went outside in our neighbors have kind of been checking on each other, and it was the same for everyone. Rachel thinking lives in Austin, where large areas they're still without water. We're just trying to do that their minimum right now, basically January in Flushing toilets, we can't really do much beyond them. She's Says they've even had to collect snow from outside to melt in the tub for NPR news. I'm Florian Martin in Houston.
Houston's Harris County has reported at least 10 hypothermia deaths due to extreme winter weather
"Now starting to get a better sense of the death toll after this week, more than 20 deaths have been reported due to the winter storms and Harris County. Specifically, Judge Lena Hidalgo has confirmed 10 hypothermia deaths and more than 200 cases of carbon monoxide poisoning this week.
More than 99 percent of Houston has had power restored
"Nearly all of sooner points customers in houston have their power back this morning. According to the company's online tracker ninety nine point eight percent had their lights on at this hour. Harris county judge. Lena hidalgo set in a video tweet thursday for those. That still don't have power. It's because of infrastructure issues not power generation problems so power lines that were impacted by the weather. They've assured me that they have crews working round the clock to get those power lines back up. Texas governor greg. Abbott tweeted late yesterday. There was there. Were no more residential power outages remaining in the entire state due to a lack of power generation if any residents does not have power. It's because of either downed power lines or the power company has to manually reconnect. The governor is asking all texans to contact their local power provider. If you currently don't have power
Deadly Winter Storm Creates Havoc Across the U.S
"Harris County, Texas, home to Houston. The power outages caused by unusually cold weather have upended life. This is no longer just an emergency. It's it's clear that it is a disaster. County Judge Lena Hidalgo, No power means no heat for many, along with no water to the North and Arlington a little bit of frustration with how Underprepared. We were already say the weather is crippled Utility grids Governor Greg Abbott ordered an investigation into the entity that oversees power grids in the state. This weather also
City of Houston issues boil water notice
"White house. Press secretary jen psaki. So the federal government is stepping up efforts to help millions in texas. Who were hit hard. By this week's winter storm fema has supplied generators to texas and is preparing to move diesel onto the state to ensure the continued availability of backup power. Which of course is a major issue on the ground to key critical infrastructure including communications hospitals and water nearly three and a half million. Us customers were without electricity on wednesday. Most of them in texas carol haddock is director of houston public works. She told reporters telling you that you need to boil your water when you may not have power right now is a is a very Harsh message to be delivered and so if you do have those periods of time when you have power for a little while please take that opportunity to boil the water while you have power it will ask want to spend boiled. It's good texas governor greg. Abbott is calling for an investigation of the electric reliability council of texas which runs the state's power grid and harris county texas judge. Lena hidalgo said the weather alone does not explain this kind of breakdown on the grid. We've been hit hard by nature this week but we can't deny that some of this is a manmade disaster as well and the five million residents of this county and really this region the state will deserve answers. Nationwide more than two dozen people have died as plunging temperatures pounded nearly the entire country this
Houston winter storm: Hospitals working to conserve water as most vulnerable remain top of mind
"Electricity and water disaster gets worse. Water is going out of two hospitals in Austin. They say they're distributing bottles and jugs of water for patients and employees to drink and wash their hands and water runs the boilers, so the hospitals are also losing heat. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo says it's no longer an emergency. It's a disaster. I have a community where about half of our residents so about 2.5 million people have been without power for several days, at least three nights at this point a now they have no water, either. Texas governor Greg Abbott every source of power. The state of Texas has access to Has been compromised because of the ultra cold temperature or because of equipment failures.
Millions without power in Texas
"Lack power in Texas, despite the bitter cold is very miserable in this cold without heat, Lena Hidalgo's the Harris County judge, she cannot say when the power might come back. Texas operates its own grid, and it's proving unequal to the task. ABBA leans out of power and water.
Houston bars refuses to close under new executive order
"Area bar and restaurant owners are refusing to close or reduced capacity under Governor Greg Abbotts Rollback plan due to a high percentage of covert hospitalizations here is county Judge Lena Hidalgo says they can expect a visit from local authorities but admits she can't get to everyone are Marshall works on enforcement in the unincorporated ER is of Harris County, alongside the sheriff, the different cities, police departments and force and the enforcement varying levels and we don't we're not able to control to what extent each individual city does their job. That from our TV partner channel to the Texas Department of State Health Services sent letters to county judges in nine counties, including Harris, Fort Bend, Montgomery, telling them that the coronavirus hospitalizations have been higher than 15% for seven straight days.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo taking aim at ST Leadership, particularly we're talking the governor Greg Abbott. Because of what she says are the rising cove in 19 numbers. We need the state to step in and lead or get out of the way and let us lead. Remember the state and not had dog. Oh, has the power to shut down this county. She's sounding the alarm because of positivity rate, she says. Now at 8.2% here And, she says, we could be on track to see the kind of surgery had over the summer wants you to cancel your Thanksgiving gatherings here in Harris County, even if they're small now, remember, she's had cover for all this because of the Harris County top public health official doctor Umair Shah. He's the one who's been delegating all these numbers and giving her the backing for this. He's now leaving the county. Did you know he's been named? Get this His secretary of health for the state of Washington. He's leaving his county position here on December 18th Keep that in mind. Think about it. Lena Hadda go saying it's not a matter of if, but when more lockdowns happen. Here's ktrh is Jeff Biggs live with how that would impact your lives? Your money, your jobs Overall, we call it the economy. Now, With Joe Biden set, the mainstream media claims Coben 19 is out of control, at least according to the mainstream media and the only way to deal with it. Another 4 to 6 week locked down It's going to be more restrictions. It's gonna be unfortunate, but to be real. The question is how quickly coming get as many businesses that have not adapted as possible to minimize the impact on the economy. That's what I'm looking at. That's Professor Hank Lewis from Lone Star College, who adds, unfortunately There is a real domino effect one person or businesses spendings equal somebody else's paycheck. Total spending is the major life blood of our economy when there's a slowdown in consumer spending from businesses. Less money to businesses less money to employees. Yeah, it's a lose lose for everybody may sound good on paper, especially to those that won't lose anything but devastating for the majority. You know, it's just unconscionable what they're doing to the American people in their lust for political power. Thanks a lot, Jeff. It's 5 35. Now the city of 5 34 Sorry. City of New Orleans. Get this there is succumbing to it. You're not gonna have parades of Mardi Gras next year. Autograph. 2021 is not canceled. It is gonna look different. Yeah, well, take the parade's out of Mardi Gras and what you got left are the elite with their crews having their private parties in great big warehouses indoors. As the city spokesman boated Well, they'll try to re imagine Mardi Gras They say. When do we hear that? You know, re imagine the Alamo The last time there were no parades of Mardi Gras was in 1979. There was a police strike. Then and they had to shut it down. Went 75 76. I'll bet you did. Did you get any? That's where I was. That's when I was young and stupid. He had a big old collection of beads all but I had a good time. But man. Wow, that's something else. I can't imagine a Mardi Gras without the parades. It's now 5 35 Analysis of the Heroes Act by open the books. It shows that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, guess what she did. The ones that the Senate has rightfully resisted passing. She sneaked a minimum of $350 million into the relief package. This was just for the 50 reaches zip codes in the count in the country. We're talking about little local governments, her buddies her friends. Her neighborhoods were not drama at the billions that she slipped in for states theatrical annual income in these areas. It ranges from $262,988 almost $263,000. 2 $525,000. That's the average range of incomes where she sending coded relief. Don't you know they needed him? Well, I don't have it yet. It's 5 36 State of Georgia now wanna look at why a Democrat County on Election night stop counting ballots because of so called flooding. Sent the Republican poll watchers home and then they resumed the count. Why did that happen? Also in Georgia, their secretary of state says that Senator Lindsey Graham pressured him. Throw out legal ballots. Graham. Well, he went on Katie riches. Sean Hannity on, Fox said No, That's not true. But I'm begging Georgia to do is make sure that it's somebody. Bo's bonded by mail. You have a bipartisan process to verify the signature. We don't just leave it up to one person in the election office. Yeah. In Michigan, the Republicans reverse themselves in Wayne County. They went ahead and voted to certify election results There. It took place as the video stream of the vote went down. And with Republican canvassers being called racist. They played the race card, and they got scared and they backed down President Trump. He's fired Christopher Krebs as a cyber security official who called the election the most secure in history. Not It is now 5 37 President Trump. He's ordered the Pentagon to pull 2500 U. S troops from Afghanistan and Iraq by mid January, Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller says this is not The national security risk that Democrats want you to think it is. This is consistent with our established plans and strategic objectives. Supported by the American people. And does not equate to a change in U. S policy or objectives. Yeah, And while Democrats freak out about this, they can't overlook that tweet from then Price, Vice President Joe Biden back in 2012 and it said Quote VP vice president on Afghanistan We will leave in 2014. That's what he said. Fivethirtyeight is our time. This year's GOP election success in Texas Well, we're told, it's gonna have lasting effects. Is that a good thing? Democrats push to flip the Texas House failed, and that means Republicans will again control the redistricting process in next year's legislature. When it comes to redistricting. Everyone knows that every 10 years, it.
Houston Sends Emergency Text Alert To 4.7M Residents Requesting They Cancel Holiday Gatherings During COVID-19 Surge
"On tuesday. Show harris county judge. Lena hidalgo reiterated the seriousness of this latest surge of covid nineteen cases later tuesday to reinforce at the county released an emergency broadcast alert urging residents to stay home wear masks and cancelled gatherings that last part is not welcome news for folks whose job it is to promote and encourage such gatherings or those who rely on such events convention and visitors bureau officials owners of major convention and performance venues nationwide hotels. You name it. There are all sorts of industries that have had to radically rethink what they do how they do it and what they can or cannot plan for and promote communities. What exactly can such folks do in houston amid a pandemic leading to record setting numbers of infections by the day. Let's ask houston first acting president and ceo. Michael heckman michael. Welcome to houston matters. Good morning it's great to be here. Thank you for joining us. You took on this role at houston. I back in august. Though you've been with the local government corporation that manages city owned buildings properties and parking for a number of years in other roles how has the pandemic impacted the work. Houston i is doing. And we'll be doing in the coming months well it it was This year's been a lot of change for a lot of people pretty much. Everybody and many many industries maybe none more than the travel live events and tourism business Once march hit we had to really really React in a different way Than what our plans. Our plans completely got thrown out the window. We were looking for a record year for tourism for twenty twenty or conventions. We had a great convention calendar In once it became clear over time that that wasn't gonna happen. We had to shift immediately to You know we pulled our domestic and international advertising. We shifted to community support. We shifted to things like stations To be able to put people eventually back in in hotels But the impacts for the hospitality community and anyone in the live event. Business has been Extreme houston i operates. The george brown convention center avenida houston jones hall worthy miller outdoor theatre among other venues. While many if not all those venues very much this at the moment and haven't been able to for a number of months. Can some events conventions meetings concerts. Would you be scheduled at least several months out. Maybe if not a year or more from now well we're looking at at. I'll get to the performance. Venue in a moment but You know we're looking at next year Currently and what are our best View of it is today and talking to all of our convention. Clients is We're seeing shift from q one and q two two major conventions that have moved back into q. Three possibly q four. We're not seeing as many outhouse cancellations which is good news. I think that the vaccine news. is Is the light at the end of the tunnel will see how it's ultimately distributed and brought to scale Hopefully that will be over the first six months of twenty twenty one But but some green shoots as we see them as you know for example Offshore technology conference otc move from may back to august and we'll see some additional shifts of some major conventions that will move back into into q three and q four so after july. first we have seen No cancellations related to covid On our calendar so the second half of the year could be A busy convention year. In the meantime what can and is being done through the george r brown convention center these days. I think if you look at some of these small safe events that were able to do For for example the symphony in jones hall Outdoor programming again. That's that's physically distanced. That safe safeties number one priority for for any of our attendees for any guests for travelers for that matter. You know that's why. We've rolled out the the houston clean initiative in partnership with many of the sports events and venues And hospitality sector Whether that be restaurants or hotels is houston clean Is a promise to ease or anyone that may travel is. There's there's a minimum amount of Protocols that each one that takes this pledge we'll put into place so as we develop this level of confidence with with attendees travelers. Hopefully we'll be able to to be able to get That visitor economy in the hospitality economy be able to be restarted. But there are some events that you're you're able to do where we're going to be Hosting events down here at the the avenida friday night there will be The alley theatre will have their Their tree lighting Down here The ice at discovery green there are events small in nature that you're able to do At this period of time but safety is the number one
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"Judge Lena Hidalgo said county lawyers are considering legal action Texas just one of five states, not allowing widespread male and voting This year. To the hospital chain. Universal Health Services says computer systems at all 250 of its U. S facilities were hit by a malware attack last weekend, and it's not yet recovered. Doctors and nurses that affected hospitals and clinics have had to resort to paper records amid chaotic conditions with lab work slowed. The HSE is electronic medical record systems weren't impacted. The company would comment on reports that it was hit. By Ransomware and the government's road safety agency says traffic deaths fell for the third straight year in 2019. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the downward trend continues this year, with people driving fewer miles due to the pandemic. And traffic deaths fell by 2% last year. The decrease coming even though vehicle miles traveled increased by nearly 1% that lowered the fatality rate to 1.1 per 100 million miles traveled the lowest since 2014 For behind the scenes Look at America's first news head on over to a FN now dot com You can always reach out to me any time on Twitter or Facebook of Matt Ray talk that used the hashtag fn. And of course, that I follow the show on Twitter, too. At America's first news used the hashtag F and we are just getting started on this Friday morning. It is the second day of October. Can you believe it? Halloween Not too far away. What are your plans for Halloween this year? By the way, are you doing safe trick or treating? Maybe going to AA trucker Treat at a church. How are you? Celebrating? Let me know you can weigh in on a social media across the board. I met Matt Ray talk. Use the hashtag FF. Now let's hear from one of our sponsors. With so many.
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"NewsRadio, 7 40 Katie are headlines sponsored by partners and building Democrats usually support vaccine. But if it's a trump vaccines, a different story. We'll have more on that. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo isn't willing to lower her covert threat level just yet, and Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is going virtual because of covert. Macy says there will be a 75% reduction in participants and no parade route. More on these stories of Katie r h dot com. Our next news update at the bottom of the hour. I'm Dennis Spellman. Pasadena, a living clearly reliable troh traffic and weather. Next on the 10. It is the 22 now here on Houston's Morning news, one of the big stories, of course, over the course of since last Friday. Here's the shooting out in Los Angeles County. Of a couple of sheriff's deputies. Basically, an attempted execution is what it wass there, Sheriff Alex will await Villanueva. Was on Sean Hannity's program last night, updating the conditions of those deputies near as I can tell, it's the same this morning. And also just kind of talking about the anti police rhetoric. That continues unabated across our country. There is still in intensive care and Unfortunately, it's going to take awhile to heavy of rehabilitation, the recovery process and to gain full control of their extremities, and we're just going to continue praying for them. We're going to support them, and hopefully they'll be able to make that complete recovery. I don't support any politician. Any elected leader any. Anyone who was an influencer. In society has an obligation to maintain law and order into support, Law and order. And, uh I've heard some things from elected leaders, particularly the local level. This just astonishing. And they're just fanning the flames, Foreign gas on a fire and they're not bring people together. They're further dividing people, and it's reprehensible. And, uh, this's Ah, I won't say this is the outcome of that. However, they're contributing to the narrative. If they're always going to be that one person in the crowd is going to take him at face value, and they're going to they're decided. Take independent action on that so People need to be responsible because words have consequences. And this is a prime example of that Well in come November. We have choices to make. About who our elected officials are going to be and what our future is going to look like, and I cannot remember course anybody will tell you that they've never seen such a huge divide. We've been saying this for years and somehow keeps getting worse and moors. Greg got filled by the weight got serious for a few minutes. Yesterday afternoon, talking about the police shooting. And the way the media Has been against the cops. If this were any other type of victim, not police. This would be the time that the media would talk about climate. We've created a climate of hate and intolerance where horrible attacks against this group are possible. It's a climate where certain people are hunted because of who they are. It's a climate That fosters oppression. But the victims are police. So you don't hear that, even if it's true, Instead, you get in embarrassment of crickets from the media. And, of course, those protesters at the hospital jeering the victim's class acts all And, of course, Biden calling for gun control. But after his campaign championed, paying bail of a would be cop killer and other violent scum, maybe he should sit this one out. What I'd like to hear Democrats bravely saying, Hey, you know what Demonizing cops leads nowhere Good or anchors bravely saying this is what happens when you read to find violence as protests. First you point a laser. Then you throw a Molotov and then you kill And here's the bottom line, and this gets back to the election. I was just talking about Two very, very different approaches. As a relates to these deputies being shot. Here's what Joe Biden tweeted over the weekend. Weapons of war have no place in our communities. We need to ban assault weapons and high capacity magazines. In other words, it's the guns that killed the deputy's not the animal pointing the weapon. I guess. The president tweeted if they die fast trial death penalty for the killer. Only way to stop this. Those are two very, very different opinions. Of what the problem is 5 26 down time to take a look at your money. 40. Donahoe's ready to Philip since we get ready for another Wall Street open..
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"We've also learned that the victim had stopped his truck. In order to help a transgender female who was being attacked not to the ground by the same mob. Then he got jerked out of his truck. What a mess. It's now 606. Well, we got online school underway in most places. We've got some schools trying to bring kids back to the classroom. There is a school district rebellion underway here in Harris County. We guess 10 school district, saying they need to reopen to in person instruction, despite with the county Judge Lena Hidalgo in her health department have set up as criteria. They say it's not attainable. I won't be able to have in class learning for the foreseeable future. If they follow what Code red laid out by Lena had done well, at least they realize they don't have to follow with Lena. Hilda. Go once we get a lot of kids, a lot of schools trying to go back into classroom immediately. We got some still coming. We've got Katie, for instance, online. You know, this week? A lot of schools were starting online. H I s t. They're not even considering going back to no surprise there. No. Well, after cutting through red tape. We've got Hft, the Houston Fire Department Captain Tom Serious E. He's in I C U with Cove it at Memorial Hermann in the Woodlands. He's being treated now with a drug tested by Houston Methodist is known as R. F L 100. He's in critical condition, but he got special exemption for The treatment under the law that was passed under Trump called the right to try. Reports say the new stimulus proposal from Republicans in the Senate will contain an extra $300 a week and unemployment benefits until December. 27th also more money.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"County Judge Lena Hidalgo says it's still too soon for students to return to the classroom. A ticking time bomb. That's what Judge Hidalgo says about students returning to in person learning. Today, she laid out a road map for reopening schools based on the county's color coded system. She knows However, that they're just guidelines despite the state, removing the authority of local official county health departments to close schools for in person instruction. We have a responsibility and apparent jab and governor Greg Abbott Hidalgo says. The county is at level one code red, which means no schools should be re opened until at least September 8th. If the number of cases continues to fall, students will be allowed gradually in groups to return to the classroom. Wyatt Goolsbee News ready of 7 40 used to mayor So, master Turner says the latest covert 19 numbers for our region show that wearing a mask is hoping to stop the spread of the virus they wear. The positivity rate is higher than 20%. But in the city of Houston, our positivity rate as off. I think today and is right around 14.3% which is trending in the right direction, but we need to be at 5% are below. Mayor also said hospitalizations Oven almost cut in half since the city saw spike in cases last month. He says hospitals have fallen back to a phase one level for treating covert 19 patients. Fort Bend County plans on heading out 100,000 ppd kids to residents and hopes of slowing down the spread of Corona virus. County Judge KP George says the kids will have surgical masks soap in hand sanitizer. First distribution is set for this Friday at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds and Rosenberg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public corruption unit under the Harris County D. A continues to investigate a collection of African artwork that's being stored at taxpayer's expense. The collection is in a shed located in Harris County Precinct one. That's Commissioner Rodney Ellis's district, he insists, though it's a misunderstanding involving just a few pieces of art, now 2018 commissioner's Court contract mentioned 14 pieces of art from a man with connections to Alice's family. But the shed now holds a collection of thousands of pieces of art. Ellis has since lawyered up, Nick, Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio 7 40 k t. R. H long time. Houston Cougars football coach. Bill Yeoman is dead Sports Talk seven nineties, Matt Thomas broke the news to listeners this afternoon. He invented an offense. There's just no other way to say it. He invented the veer version of the triple option and one of the sweetest men. I've ever been around in my entire life passing with the age of 92 human coach the coach from 1962 to 1986 winning 160 games for the U of H President Trump touting the economic recovery amid the Corona virus pandemic. We have the strongest economy.
"lena hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"County Judge Lena Hidalgo says it's still too soon for students to return to the classroom. A ticking time bomb. That's what Judge Hidalgo says about students returning to in person learning. Today, she laid out a road map for reopening schools based on the county's color coded system. She knew However, that they're just guidelines despite the state, removing the authority of local official county health departments to close schools for in person instruction. We have a responsibility and apparent jab and governor Greg Abbott Hidalgo says. The county is at level one code red, which means no schools should be re opened until at least September 8th. If the number of cases continues to fall, students will be allowed gradually in groups to return to the classroom. Wyatt Goolsbee News ready of 7 40 h used to mayor So, Master Turner says the latest covert 19 numbers for our region show that wearing a mask is helping to stop the spread of the virus they wear. The positivity rate is higher than 20%. But in the city of Houston, our positivity rate as off. I think today and is right around 14.3% which is trending in the right direction, but we need to be at 5% are below. Mayor also said hospitalizations Oven almost cut in half since the city saw spike in cases last month. He says hospitals have fallen back to a phase one level for treating covert 19 patients. Fort Bend County plans on handing out 100,000 peope Eee kids to residents and hopes of slowing down the spread of Corona virus. County Judge KP George says the kids will have surgical masks soap in hand sanitizer. First distribution is set for this Friday at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds and Rosenberg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public corruption unit under the Harris County D. A continues to investigate a collection of African artwork that's being stored at taxpayer's expense. The collection is in a shed located in Harris County Precinct one. That's Commissioner Rodney Ellis is district, he insists, though it's a misunderstanding involving just a few pieces of art, now 2018 commissioner's Court contract mentioned 14 pieces of art from a man with connections to Alice's family. But the shed now holds a collection of thousands of pieces of art. Ellis Hisense lawyered up, Nick, Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio, 7 40 Katie are each long time Houston Cougars football coach Bill Yeoman is dead Sports Talk seven nineties, Matt Thomas broke the news to listeners this afternoon. He invented an offense. There's just no other way to say it. He invented the veer version of the triple option and one of the sweetest men. I've ever been around in my entire life passing with the age of 92 human coach the coach from 1962 to 1986 winning 160 games for the U of H President Trump touting the economic recovery amid the Corona virus pandemic. We have the strongest economy.
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"Hot Today, 89 95 around the Valley 93 in Sacramento. Hotter temperatures tomorrow. High's 92 to 98. Sacramento's high on Wednesday could get up to 96 I'm day Freeman on sweetie. From NPR. And you are. I'm Jeremy Hobson. I'm Peter rode out. This is here and now, New questions are emerging today after the federal government revealed Mohr information. About which companies benefited from the $600 billion paycheck protection program. People close to the president, another powerful politicians got some of those loans will have more on that soon. But First Cove in 19 continues to surge in parts of the country. Texas is one hot spot. The number of people hospitalized in that state has doubled in the last two weeks in Houston, officials say hospitals are one or two weeks away from being totally overwhelmed. Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo joins us Now She is the chief executive for the county, which includes Houston, and which has by far the most covert cases in the steak. Welcome. Thank you so much for having me, Jeremy. Well, and we've been reading about hospitals close to reaching capacity more than 80% full, not just running out of beds but running out of healthy staff as well. They've been tightening the criteria for who gets Admitted which, of course, can be dangerous for the patients who have to be sent home Now you have said people should not wait to take drastic action. There should be another stay at home order. Now. Is anyone listening to you? Yes, I know. We had a stay home order. Initially back in March and folks work together incredibly well, the community came together We flatten the curb and before we had a chance. For the curve to come down on the other side, 10 20% of peak as they did in other communities and other nations. The state opened up when they did that They took away my authority to institute those kinds of orders. And so now all I can do is recommend. I've put the community on our level one Threat alert and the recommendation under that threat level is to stay home. Now. The sense we have folks are to some extent listening, but obviously not to the degree that they would if this was in order, this was a requirement. So that's why I've been advocating with the governor for that authority of for him to do that within. You know, Harris County well, and the governor did change his mind on masks, and he has now said that you have to wear a mask in Texas and counties where there's a certain number of cases, but what has, he said? You about the idea of another stay at home order. It's an ongoing conversation. We've been in contact throughout. This whole process early on when he first re opened, folks said, is too fast what he thinks. My sense was always It seems to me it's to class. But we don't know for sure. Let's try and make it work. And right now, you know, the months have gone by and what we've seen is that the communities that re opened later are the ones that aren't seeing the second resurgence. And if we just Keep going the past we're going eventually. We're gonna have to institute something of a stay home order and we put folks in the worst position economically, if we don't have a sustainable co existing relationship with the virus. A lot of people would point to the fact that the number of deaths in Harris County is just around for 100 relatively low, considering the number of cases just by comparison, New York City has had more than 18,000 deaths from Cove in 19 1st of all. Are you worried you're going to get two numbers like that? And secondly, are the economic effects of a shutdown. In some ways more devastating than the deaths at least that you're seeing so far. This is such an uncertain buyers were all learning so you can never discount you know whether we would get to that kind of a death rate. Of course. Right now it is relatively low. The issue is, though, and you mentioned at the top of the show is when your you goes from being 15% cove it 40 50% Cove it you're having to turn people away who probably shouldn't be turned away. I mean, if you if you end up a nice to you, you want the best treatment possible, and there could come a point in which We can't sustain the strokes the heart attacks on dialysis, pregnant women who need to give birth, so it's not assisting of a long term strategy. What is this thing of a long term strategy is to bring the curve down. Have that pain of course of the shutdown, but then reopens more sustainably. And for the longer term, that's what we have to keep in line. But I do think it's important also to take a step back and think about what we're doing here. What we're saying is that it's okay for hospitals to be stretched thin doctors, nurses and for people to fill those hospital bed, a reputable damage to those spokes. And just not the way we should be thinking about human life. The Texas GOP convention is coming to Houston next week. That's 6000 people Do you or the mayor have the power to stop that? If things keep getting worse right now, we've tried to figure out if there's authority that I have To stop the convention. The issue is that all indoor gatherings are allowed. And so right now, I don't have the authority to shut down these indoor gallons of any kind. And I don't think it should be taking place. This is I don't think any other gathering should be taking place. I can't speak for the city, Of course, but presumably, you know they're under the same Issues, which is the parameters that were given. Does it surprise you that you're in this situation now? Five months after the Corona virus really started to take hold in the US You know, it's it's unfortunate it it really is because on the one hand it is a new disease. That's something we're all learning about. On the other hand, it's not such a mystery. What curves Bread. And so it's hard for me to watch other communities. Other states. Other countries that really have been able to bring that low down. Make tracing. Testing successful tow, open slowly and be able to react quickly. Shut back down if things aren't looking good. And we don't have that and I know we can have it. And so that's why I'm saying. We have evidence of how we can make this successful. So let's do that. Let's stop the wishful thinking. We tried it once already, and it didn't work. So it's time to move on. Be proactive and get in front of this virus. That is Judge Lena Hidalgo of Harris County, Texas. That's the Houston area. Judge Hidalgo. Thank you so much for joining us. Thank you. We're getting new information on exactly who received federal money that was meant to help small businesses avoid layoffs in the pandemic, according to new data from the small Business Administration, a number of companies with connections to the president. And powerful politicians from both parties got loans from the Paycheck protection program. And now there are ethical questions. NPR congressional reporter Claudia Great Solace is here and Claudia Let's start with people or companies close to the president who got the loans. Sure..
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"The thunderstorms in spots early tonight. So it's gonna be partly cloudy for most of the night down to 67. Tomorrow. Mostly sunny, A Nice day High 76 downtown to 82 inland tomorrow night, mostly clear down to 64 Tuesday looks like times of sun and clouds high of 75 Wednesday Partly cloudy, warm and humid with a shower or thunderstorm on and off right now it's 81 Or rather, it's going to be up to 81 on Wednesday. Right now, it's 75 in Boston at 6 15 This's W. B C news radio 10 30 where the news watch never stops. Good evening. I'm Madison Rogers. Here are the five things you need to know what, 6 15 Latest Cove Anonymous from Massachusetts, 136 new cases and 11 new deaths. President Trump's campaign announces Hill host Our rally in New Hampshire on the 11th Governor, Baker says or said earlier last week that phase three of reopening will begin tomorrow. A teenager in Ipswich in critical condition after a boating accident. And, of course, the Fourth of July holiday weekend looking very different this year, CBS News update hospitals and at least two Texas counties are at full capacity, with county judges urging residents to shelter in place, Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo told ABC is this week what she feels has led to the surgeon cases the state re.
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"San Antonio and in Houston where the city tonight is urging residents to stay home. If at all possible with a heavy rain this expected. Harris County judge Lena Hidalgo says people shouldn't risk going out on flooded streets. Don't drive into high water Lino that it looks like there's no deep water and you driving and you find out the hard way that it was that it was bears investor Turner says to pay attention to where those barricades or place a case of blocking these low passage areas. Do not do not drive around. Those barricades Turner says police fire emergency management or expecting serious flooding in the Houston area was storms possible over the next forty eight hours. We'll continue to keep you updated on our weather throughout the evening again that flash flood warning continuing just north of San Antonio far northern versions of beer county as well as KOMAL and kindle is really from birdie northeast Kenya. Lake near wimberly the area under the flash flood warning. Now as far as the heavy rain that pushed through there earlier, it's well to the north now with the heaviest rain stretching from really from the Fredericks. Berg area to marble falls to round rock and in back to the west of San Antonio and south west of San Antonio, heavy storms as well all the way from Medina south to east of crystal city to the west of Dili north of big wells, those storms or heavy as well and pushing to the north and then south of San Antonio, south of the Pleasanton area. Very heavy rain indicated there the not at severe limits, but possibility of some small hail east of San Antonio, the strongest storms right now that to the north of Yorktown Gonzales and Easter north of Hallett's Ville that is an area with severe thunderstorm warnings right now keep it here. We'll keep you advised throughout the evening. Breaking news on the hour on the half and anytime W O A.
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