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"lina hidalgo" Discussed on In Fact with Chelsea Clinton
"Or enraging. I'm on the board of Emily's list. Emily's list is we believe in helping women run for office who are pro choice democratic women. And trying to recruit women in the before times, Chelsea, I like to say, was really hard. There was always a litany list of why they couldn't run. And so in 2016 to give you an example, 600 women collectively sent an email saying that they were interested in running for office at Emily's list. And Emily's list is a huge organization. After the election of the former president, the twice impeached, over 42,000 women contacted Emily's list within 17 months saying that they wanted to run for office. And we see a bench now of incredibly talented women. It wasn't by chance that for the first time in Congress in 2018, a 126 women filled the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives. It's because we were able to field candidates. Lina hidalgo at 27 years old. She is one of someone to watch in Texas. We see Jessica Cincinnati also in Texas. We saw presenta Durant who had run. We see a whole group of young women from the different type of fortitude of saying the only way we change our country is I become involved. And that shyness has dissipated and that is what gives me hope. Claiming space and then using their platforms to help actually advance opportunity and equity. Well, you certainly inspire many people as well. And I count myself among them, and I am incredibly thankful for your time today. This was fun. Thanks so much, Chelsea. You can learn more.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Federal government agrees they have filed a civil rights lawsuit They have Supported our lawsuit that the current designed violates environmental requirements from the environmental protection agency and So you know. The fight is far from over judge. You have to go She is the chief executive of harris. County judge lena dog. Oh thank you very much for the time we appreciate it. Thank you and just ahead. Governor abbot signs and other law dressing. How racism is taught in texas schools. What an area history teacher told us. After the first such law was adopted this spring is houston matters continues. this is houston matters. I'm craig cohen on friday governor. Greg abbott signed a second bill into law designed to keep certain concepts about race from being taught in public school classrooms. Like a previous bill passed in may ostensibly seeks to eliminate the teaching of critical race theory and academic framework that explores how laws and policies. Reinforce systemic racism teachers across texas have repeatedly insisted it's not part of their curriculum but that hasn't slowed texas. Gop efforts to set such limits the new law which takes effect december second calls for educators to teach slavery in america as a deviation from american principles to not require learning about the new york times sixteen nineteen project which places slavery and black-americans contributions at the center of america's national narrative to notch show political bias in discussing such controversial topics and to prohibit students from receiving credit for any lobbying or involvement in political campaigns. It also requires at least one teacher and one campus administrator to undergo civics training. The law builds on previous bill passed during the regular legislative session. First bill passed. Spoke in june with melva williamson a longtime ap history teacher now teaching social studies at h..
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"They're actually going to pay more. You will vote on whether to approve. A proposed rate changes you commissioners next week. But but what do you anticipate the you'll hear about today. I think the best way to think about taxes in the tax rates to talk about the budget and the budget we said at the beginning of the year it was passed unanimously. And it's a great blueprint for where we need to be It ensures investments in public health in public safety infrastructure like flood control and the tax rate that the administrator has proposed in order to make sure we can cover all of this actually cut property taxes by two point two percent and Yes values have gone up. Our sense is overall You know the average taxpayer. It's it's a complicated sort of massive. But texas should stay the same or go down Not necessarily go up for the average person or or the vast majority of people. So you know. And it's a two point two percent tax cut I will say also excuse me before. Two thousand nineteen texas always were. Were seeing the same There hadn't been cuts in the past three years. We've been in office It you know three years in a row. There's been these tax cuts two years or on. This would be the third one you know. It's about supporting the budget. Which passed unanimously. If they mentioned and i support that that two point two percent tax cut proposal There is always a chin. That's where we're going to be considering today. There's a chance that the two republican members of commissioner's court will not show up to court because they have said as much that they're they're considering not showing up and if they don't show up It would be devastating. May basically means that we would go to what is called the no new revenue rate that is set by statute again. You the state very much intruding on local decision. They set a revenue cap for us. There isn't a revenue cap for the state even though they also collect taxes and but you know it they've set one for us and so If if if for members are not at court you end up with what is functionally a slashing of For example thirty six million dollar cut to the harris health system of forty million dollars if you compare it to what what what what. The county administration administrators proposing. That would mean cutting cutting funding for around two hundred plus nurses over her doctors. Almost six thousand patients We would reduce even eliminate services from public health to public..
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"From harris county before your business. Hasn't then you will receive more points for the randomized. Drawing nicholas last week reminded us of the need for ongoing flood. Mitigation projects lauren rights. And asks if you can give an update on the concretizing of buffalo bayou lawrence's. There was some recent chatter about the army corps of engineers pushing through the project and a lot of resulting outcry. Is that going to happen Not sure i the latest on that. I will tell you that the flood control projects continue to top speed. There was a concern of you. Know the two and a half million dollar bond pass before. I was a county judge but it was presented sort of assuming that we were going to receive federal funding. That had not been committed on paper anywhere. It had a conversation Or certain money from the state the state had said sure you guys are gonna get this but they had signed anything And so then the state said never mind. That money's not coming so we have found a way to make up that gap with some transportation funding The state's gonna send does it. Looks like seven hundred fifty million dollars so we managed to get them to send so right. Now there should not be must something changes the concern about all the projects getting done. As far as the specific question of the of the concrete buffalo by i will have to refer this person to the office because i don't know the latest but we can circle back. Her mom would like to know. When the county will start efforts to create a climate plan and resiliency plan herman that is underway now. the the beginnings of it anyway so we established an office of sustainability within the county. The first we had that the reason that just as in the loan offices because it just touches every piece of what we do in the.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Let's talk a little bit about Cova response we received an email from julie who identifies herself as a frontline worker. Who had the option to get the vaccine and chose wisely and she says i understand needing a cash incentive for holdouts for vaccines but she says it creates a memory for the future that you don't do the right thing and then you get rewarded. She asks what about those who did do the right thing. Where's our reward. The message she says is those who care. don't matter yeah crystal. Thank you for for your work as a friendly working to to the person to ask the question and i get that a lot i share that feeling of. Hey i was responsible. I did my part As a member of this community gum vaccine early lie. Don't i get one hundred dollars and to you. I say to all all the people who are in that situation you know. That's a big. Thank you because you stepped up. And all the deaths we've had All the heartache. We've had Since the vaccine became so widely available that everyone by now ought to ought to be fully vaccinated You know they're they're they're they're especially tragic because they they could have been avoided and you know ninety nine point nine percent cases But you can be sure that many deaths and many hospitalizations were avoided because of the people that got the vaccine. And so i think that should provide some solace the fact that you put yourself in a situation to be healthier to not be You know pretty much b. unlikely or it'd be impossible for you to to die pretty much Statistically speaking from the virus of very very very low likelihood of being hospitalized. You know that in of itself is worth more than one hundred dollars to. The point of the precedent. Well does this mean that every time you know. We need People to evacuate during a hurricane or gonna give them a hundred dollars You know it's it's not a new framework. Your health insurance gives you a discount for.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on WCPT 820
"The judge Lina Hidalgo, warned residents can avoid being out on the road spend the day at home. A lot of schools are canceled pretty much. All schools are canceled. A lot of offices are closed. Authorities deployed high water rescue vehicles throughout Houston. The storms have been moving so slowly, it's expected to dump several inches of rain over parts of Texas and southern Louisiana. This includes areas already hit hard within the past year or so by hurricanes Ida and Laura. I'm Rita Foley, Secretary of State, Antony Blinken is telling a Senate committee. No one would have predicted Afghan forces would have fallen to the Taliban so fast. Idaho Republican Jim Risch says no one is buying the spin that the evacuation from Afghanistan went well. And I can tell you that the temperature of the American people It is not there with you, and that I'm not talking from a partisan basis is this goes both ways. You know, there's not enough lipstick in the world put on this pig to make it look any different. The foreign minister in Afghanistan's new Taliban run Cabinet says the government remains committed to its promises not to allow militants to use its territory to attack others. Four Former Minneapolis police officers charged with violating George Floyd civil rights pleaded not guilty to the federal charges against them before include Derrick Shaaban, who is serving a 22.5 year sentence for murder in Floyd's death. It's decision day in California voters are deciding if Governor Gavin Newsom stays or goes. Boston is on the cusp of narrowing its field of mayoral hopefuls for the first time to to people of color, possibly both women. This is a P news Some of Broadway's biggest shows reopened tonight. My name is Alexander Hamilton Hamilton, creator and star tweeted out with my dog. This morning, a kind neighbor walked by and whispered Happy opening night, Lin Manuel Miranda went on in his tweet to say it's real, so grateful. Happy Opening Night Broadway abruptly shut down in March because of the pandemic. Chicago.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
"It's all a massive distraction from inflation. And Afghanistan. I'll explain exactly why he's going to fail at this on the Ben Ferguson podcast. Download it right now. Travel the Storm Nicholas slowly moving northeastward through southeast Texas today. All the range should stay well. East of us Partly cloudy Hot Today Low nineties for the light North, greased 71 Tonight makes the clouds and sunshine and load even mid nineties. Wednesday Thursday Meteorologist Ken Bone from the Weather Channel and San Antonio. Sufficient weather station news radio 1200 w O A I G skies 74 degrees 902 at NewsRadio 200. W O A I. Hurricane Nicholas is now a tropical storm as it continues to drench Texas. It did become a hurricane for a while, is it rained down on the Texas coast more than 465,000 customers in Texas? Are without power this morning and damage like overturned gas station awnings are being blamed on the winds. Nicholas will hug the Gulf Coast all the way back to the New Orleans area where residents haven't fixed their roofs. Yet from Ida concerned about these rings coming Then we were about the hurricane Adjust left. Some spots in southern Louisiana could see 20 inches of rain or the latest on Nicholas. Keep it right here. Here's Kelly. Judge Lina Hidalgo says a resolution strongly opposing the state's new abortion law will be presented for a vote in Harris County Commissioners court. The law bans women from ending their pregnancy after six weeks or one of fetal heartbeat is detected and makes no exceptions for rape for incest. Hidalgo, says Harris County governments hands may be legally tired because of weight of the way the abortion law was drafted, but that doesn't mean we.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on WTOP
"10 40 do we really need booster shots to fight Covid, an international group of scientists as the average person does not need a covid booster just yet. It's an opinion published in the medical journal Lancet that highlights the intense scientific divide over the question. Two of those scientists are top U. S vaccine regulators. They're raising questions about whether White House plans for booster doses are getting ahead of the government's own experts. Political health reporter Sarah Uh, our mole who focuses on Covid 19 was with wt. GOP just last hour. Their case that they're making is that yes, they're going to be breakthroughs. That does happen, But we are turning us into something that's not as deadly. That's not going to overwhelm hospitals. And if someone gets a breakthrough case will be sick for a few days. But it's better than you know, obviously being unvaccinated, so the argument is being made that not that we don't need boosters at some point, especially if there's going to be an evolution in the coronavirus and especially if people are going to remain Unvaccinated. Those evolutions are going to happen. They're saying we don't have a deal. Now to say Let's let's roll this out to the broad population group analyzed the long list of worldwide studies and concluded the shots still work well, despite the extra contagious Delta variant Harris County, Texas. Judge Lina Hidalgo says she and other county leaders are standing against the New Texas abortion law. Hidalgo is calling for other county leaders to do the same in joining her and supporting the Biden administrations lawsuit against the state. She says the law is another way for the government to police. Women encourages people to spy on women who are seeking an abortion to stock them to chase after them so they can collect. The $10,000 Under the law. Anybody can file suit.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Have to take every threat seriously, be ready to act and that's what we're doing tonight. So let's hope for a good night. I and my team will be here overnight. Monitoring the situation being greater respond and I cannot tell you how much it helps us for you all to have gotten off the road. And let's hope this process without too many major impacts. But we do have to say vigilant, which particularly focused to the south into the east because this tropical storm is serious and is coming through our region. In Spanish very briefly grasses. Those studies central in Casa is that Kenya Yankee studying on well, possibly Mm. Visa rules unison. Graphical e es lo mas importante billion average support for Susie Gorilla Colorism. McCain's Yes, and adjust our holidays them and Francia. For for questioning Consistency A s acquittal. Stream is going in the regular teachers is capable and most disconcerting. Quanta Olive, the other like Julia, there's Dale informants that target Tormented family as the cost of the project and our men pulled the U. S. Several Canal Harris It's so argument has no teachers, Mr Kendall. I kept anything last year must must be starting to sort of Low through whiskey. I won't call project is almost building practice industries Bs, especialmente yes, if their conduct In traumas and north, they must look Syrian quadrant stays muscle, lowest may not impact us. Bit of looking record that is Kim Seon System, a tropical pasando por cereal in Syria, Napoleon most implemented all the permanent Szaroleta. It's almost like Economista, Economista people complete peripherals Casino is given my formation lost the end of this particular the Viento is stunned myself to anticipate initial mint. Sustaining that trend. According to me, a sport or a condo in quantum just so significant repent, in fact, electricity that loose chigga it can be in our fullest. Corn Rama's normally forties playing case, I promise cardigan and two step peripheral possible leader. In quantum system of security, Central Parisian ist animals. The colorism in Quincy, they told people to our handle is standing contact with an industry for me. They are not least of responded offensive lost very close. The risk of loss be equal. They sent some preparation. Sleep yet yesterday most CenterPoint Communist back East problem electricity sustaining mills that our salaries least called here. Yes, I know you practiced in quantum. Canada's recommendations. They stop target again. MP chain noise or fuera esta casa, You gotta stand up exports of or under the stars. See stuff up off our conduced, Especialmente. Something appears they are Uncle Mystery in the U. S. Sustaining as you have persistence, Wa area for forward permanent ska and Soga Solomonyan electoral can with the union in the standard significant Are you and your sisters so familiar? How does that benefit but can impact the system Lutely Americans Real 6 11 lose Visitors Center point going contrary link and they're ready. Harris poll reports their presence. And this is Sally. Noticias practice in Latvia's and ready Harris Punta Ambiance to link up with the trends. Start condition is the lesbians until the salad Eco Museum casinos to those ministers analysis tropical and sell goes area It's almost definitely commented projectionist. Positive story started a little chip. Keep us And then this morning released those terrorists and their kids. Plus Ian Bradesco Tambien US collaboration started last be a student test, which will take any questions. No, thank you. This was a news conference with Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo. All these obstacles to change and we need a set of tools that tackle all of them, not just that momentary motivation if we want to change daily decisions. But what about situations where a behavior doesn't have to be repeated like enrolling in a retirement savings program? We teamed up with several.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Has been Mac has been. Mac is like the the mayor of town at this point folks in louisiana. Like mayors county judges and sheriffs for he says oh by the way he says we need Anybody willing to drive. Twenty-six-foot trucks to affected areas in louisiana thursday morning. That was last night. So call my cell phone and hook them up. We'll hook them up with a truck. Need single or pairs as each truck has to people drivers to bear the load about a twenty dollars to about a twenty hour round trip. So if you can drive and will drive I it's volunteer. But here's max cell phone number two eight one eight four four nineteen sixty three two eight one eight four four nineteen sixty three. These folks are not going to have power in a lot of other things for a very very long time. My brother needed. What did he need yesterday. was it fuel. He's working a security job in hammond louisiana and he said he had to drive forty. Five minutes wasn't an oil change. It was something on his car on his truck and he said i had to drive forty five minutes.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on The Michael Berry Show
"Good day and thanks for calling the federal emergency management agency. My name is chris. And i'm with the freemen national flood insurance policy department. My house who's recently damaged because of tropical storm. I'm sorry to hear that. But don't worry. I'm from the government and i'm here to help heard soon now that my home is jamie to begin the process of replacing my property. Well if you have a fema flood insurance policy it's pretty simple. Send someone over to your home to assess the damage. We survey the property. Compare your home to the value of other homes in the neighborhood. And then we send four fema coffins over to your house for you and your family femur. Oh yeah fema coffins. They're pretty much our main thing. Now they are. that's crazy. yeah we hear that all the time katrina coffee train of fame. Coffee training came loose hurricane. Hurricane was even coffee coping coffee which is jordan shop tells wrote last night. The biden regime is going to enforce more mandates to make it seem they are doing something to combat a virus northeast. Respiratory season is around the corner. And there's no avoiding it. The plan will fail to stop a virus but they will attempt to make tyranny a mainstay. I got An email yesterday. I told you. Give you the information. And i completely forgot from a fellow named christian english chris and he owns a pharmacy in conroe. Was i'm not talking to my. Could you not hear me well. says i own a pharmacy in conroe. We have ivermectin in our pharmacy. We will gladly philip and mail it to patients who have a legitimate prescription from their doctor on a side note. I grew up in in needling. You go golden triangle. Born and raised. He let's see it's called would forest pharmacy in its four oh four river point at reminder. You can't just show up and get your prescription. There has to be a doctor's it's it's a prescribed drug just like everything else will just like any other prescribed. You can't just show up and bite over the counter. He says the medication comes in three milligram. Doses and many docs prescribing twenty milligrams on average. We have ordered the product in bulk. Order form powder so we can compound it to any dose. The doctor believes will be an effective dose per patient and the phone number. There is eight three two two nine seven. Oh one seven. The reason i give that out is that if your pharmacy. I know that some of the Walgreens or cvs or both. I can't recall. I get a lot of emails. And i don't always it's not important. I remember this detail but some of the big pharmacies The big corporate national pharmacies are refusing to fill ivermectin and some are saying that they're out now. I don't know if the saying that they're out is because they just don't want fill them or not but those folks are in conroe eight three two two nine seven. Oh one seven also if you have some shoes you want to get rid of ramon random story But i call steve kelly. I dunno last week. He is the owner of houston shoe. Hospital they are our newest show sponsor. And i said are we doing. We've been bragging on on the air and he said your listeners. Are the absolute best people. Ever our employees are saying michael berry show listeners. They are the kindest they're the nicest which always makes me very happy well for six straight years. The houston hospital has during the month of september. Accepted your shoes so you have a pair of shoes that don't fit anymore you have You are a widow. Your husband passed. And you'll know what to do with his shoes weren't it. Didn't just wanna throw them in the trash. For whatever reason you have extra shoes houston shoe hospital. We'll take them and delighted to know well in six years. They've raised over two hundred fifty thousand shoes but this year they have decided to do it for camp. Hope so if you have a pair of boots dress shoes ladies shoes now. We don't to my knowledge. We don't have any cross dressers at camp hope but whatever shoes are not used by can't hope are going to be given away so they will be. None of the shoes are going to waste. There are nine locations of houston shoe hospital. You can go to houston hospital dot com and find them. That is now. Through september thirtieth. I will tell you when we did our suit drive. I can't remember the number i wanted to. I wanted five hundred. And then i got crazy dot. Well let's see if we can do a thousand. It ended up being over seven thousand by the time it was all in. I think it over eight thousand and it was so many suits that we have every size imaginable. And we're able even able to give away due to storage concern or storage constraints. We were able to give away to some other veteran organizations. Who wanted him so that when our graduates graduate the program six months in and they go out for a job interview for instance or they have a wedding funeral special occasion They are able to go in there. Pull off the rack. Some really nice suits blazers slacks. You name it russell. Gordy at gordon sons in I guess that's midtown montross sent over. It's a real high end. A hunting fishing Outdoor apparel place and he sent over. I don't know couple hundred top of the line. Sports coats that were fifteen hundred up. Everyone up never been worn. He said i'm gonna clear that out and make some space and bring in some new product and did so do i houston hospital You can drop off your shoes. Now through september thirtieth and thanks to our boys fire district hookers dot com. They will be delivering think next week. Some fire disc cookers for camp hope and setting those up and so the guys will 'cause there's a lot it's like a fire station is a lotta eaten. It goes on you. Got a bunch of grown men around. There is a lot of eaten going on. By the way i will mention any pharmacy. You email in to me through the website. Michael berry show dot com. I will mention any pharmacy. That is filling ivermectin prescriptions. Because i know some folks have had a lot of difficulty doing that so you just let me know and we will get on that one other thing. Mac.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts
"Hey you can still get one hundred dollars if you have. It received the kovic nineteen vaccine yet in harris county. The deadline for the incentive program has been extended through september fifteenth county officials. Say there's been a drastic increase in demand harris county public health saying they've provided over thirty four thousand first doses. Since offering a cash incentive almost seventy two percent of the eligible population has now gotten at least one shot in a tweet yesterday. harris county. judge. Lena hidalgo also said more than six hundred. Additional nurses are arriving. In harris county to combat the ongoing staffing shortages caused by vid at area hospitals more than three hundred people working for the city of houston have the virus right now. According to the mayor's office as jen rice tells us that's as employees currently aren't allowed to work from home half of those three hundred twenty. Four cases are police and fire the other half are municipal workers like folks who work for city council or the public works department. The city had a telecommuting policy earlier in the pandemic but it's no longer in effect according to the mayor's office that's because they're providing essential services for the public they're required to wear face masks and socially distant jen rice reporting today carrying a handgun without a license is officially legal in texas. It's one of six hundred sixty six new laws that go into effect across the state as florian martin reports surveys show. The majority of texans opposed the idea but it remains unclear what its long-term effects will be previously carrying a gun in public was legal only for those who obtained a handgun license by taking a course on gun safety and loss and demonstrating basic shooting proficiency. Pulse shown around. Sixty percent of texans oppose permanent this kerry and gun safety advocates fear. It will lead to more shootings. Ryan randa a criminologist at sam houston state university. Found that more guns per person lead to more weapon discharges and casualties. I would suspect that any increase in people freely carrying firearms would be to the increases in associated difficulties with firearms in public. Randa says while we can't know for certain if the new law will lead to more people carrying he expects the number to rise at least for a little. While i'm flooring and martin in houston or more on all the new texas laws you can go to houston public media dot org and our city's largest food insecurity group is still putting together disaster boxes for people in louisiana but the houston foodbanks chief operating officer matt tomb says despite having enough supplies. There aren't enough people to keep the demands at the moment. We need volunteers We currently are building a. It's possible as many disaster boxes and disaster palaces began We're afraid won't be able to keep up with what the demand from louisiana. So we would love to have more volunteers in our building. And we'd love to build as many Disaster promises we can't we can get them out to the folks need and if you would like to volunteer you can go to houston food bank dot org to sign up for available shifts. I met hair of news. Eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include the corporation for public broadcast..
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"Time 11 Oh, one, our top story. The clock is ticking in Afghanistan and all eyes are on the commander in chief, which is seven days left before President Biden's August 31st deadline. Officials say the U. S military would have to start pulling out of Kabul beginning Friday to meet it. The Taliban say the deadline will not be extended. A decision from the White House could come as soon as today. There are nearly 6000 U. S troops at the Kabul airport, along with dozens of aircraft, including Apache gunships. This is evacuation flights have ramped up significantly, The White House says over 20,000 people were evacuated over the past 24 hours over 60,000 total since the evacuation began. At the Pentagon, Lucas Tomlinson, Fox News and as if the border crisis couldn't get any worse than the report shows that he 245 mile stretch of the border near Del Rio is now being guarded by just 12 agents. Mark Krikorian with the Center for Immigration Studies told Houston's Morning news. This is more bad news for the Biden administration. With this administration. Incompetence is their middle name. The border is in a very real sense. Ceasing to exist. The question is what political consequence is there? I mean, the administration figures they can get away with this because who's going to stop them and more than 10,000 Afghan refugees have already been authorized to come to Fort Bliss on top of the border crisis, and that border crisis resulting in more death and illegal immigrant died in a fall from a levee wall, the Texas border The woman from Honduras died last weekend. Border Patrol agents from McAllen spotted her along with a group of migrants at the 20 FT High Levee wall by the Rio Grande in Hidalgo, Another migrant woman also fell, but suffered minor injuries. Despite a lot of the fearmongering you've been hearing in the media. Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo admitted today that Oklahoma hospitals have plenty of beds. They're short on nurses. That's why we are proposing funding requesting.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on KPRC 950 AM
"Here. It's good to be with you guys. Uh, demand for fireworks is higher this year. I'm not really sure why, but Even worse, though, is that the prices are so high that you will have to surgically reattach your fingers. Isn't that crazy? Both of those things very expensive right now reattaching your fingers more expensive than ever. And, of course, the cost of fireworks. You know where they sell the best fireworks. Out in the country, small towns on the side of the freeway rural small town folks, generally not wealthy people, right. That isn't to say that there isn't money out in the country. Just like in the city. The rural parts of good old USA have the combination of poor and rich people. But I was thinking about small town living earlier today. A lot of people are fleeing from big cities, thanks to the pandemic in the 16 19 critical race theory riots that erupted all over the country last year. There's a lot of small towns in between Houston and Dallas, and they don't all necessarily of rich folks living in them. In fact, many are kind of poor, depending on where you are right. Poor is a subjective statement. But for some reason, affluent liberals like Joe Biden Mayor Pete Booty jig and let's not forget old. Uh well, that's not. It's not forget about Lina Hidalgo. As a matter of fact, they want to build more railroads, particularly high speed railroads. They want to do so using things like eminent domain laws. I want you to think about that while I talk to my next guest here. This is actually not a news story about the rural people in small towns. But in some ways it is because right now, here in Houston, there's a controversy over whether or not I 45 could be expanded. Here's far left Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo explaining why it just got this expansion to I 45 a major freeway on the north side of Houston, which is used for evacuating hurricanes will not be expanding the message from the bank administration to text that is very clear. You can't bulldoze your way to a massive infrastructure project without community input without considering smarter transportation options. And you can't bulldoze your way through the Civil Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act. The logic is that expanding the freeway with disproportionately affect poor people. Um, persons of colour and poor people are a little of both, and they live in the city in low income neighborhoods. There's similar controversy happening all over the country right now since Biden took office Mayor Pete talked about this earlier this year. The federal government doesn't want states in big cities to build freeways so here to help me explain exactly what is going on how this started. Why it's happening. Holly Hanson, a good friend of mine, one of the good journalists out there from the Texan News, Holly, Good afternoon. Did I explain this right? I'm sure. I probably left some details that there's so many details, but you did a great job of introducing it. It's you know, it's an interesting issue. This this plan to work on Interstate 45. It's called the The Interstate 45 expansion project. It's been in the works for 15 years. So there's been folks involved in planning it and taking a look at you know what are the best ways to handle the situation for all this time? But once the Harris County Commissioners court changed hands, and Lina Hidalgo was elected in 2018, and then you have Adrian Garcia and Rodney Ellis, also representing on that That body. They came out in opposition to this plan. Uh, they say that it would displace too many, uh, low income community. They also are very much against expanding the highways. Lina Hidalgo has said that you know more lanes equal more congestion. So they actually filed a lawsuit back in March to stop the expansion. And they Yeah. How could I'm Sorry. I'm sorry. I feel like my ears are playing tricks on me. It sounds like you just sad Lina Hidalgo things if we add more lanes to the freeway. There's going to be more traffic on the freeway. Wouldn't the opposite. Be true? Uh, well, I like to do is recite her quote, she said wider highways just mean more congestion and say what they've advocated for is an alternate plan, and they've been going back and forth with the text off and the $7 billion program. Trying to get them to revise the plan so that there won't be any expansion of length, in fact, and we'll get into this. But Commissioner Ramsey said they're advocating for a plan that would reduce lane in in some ways, and, uh they asked the federal government to get involved and that actually has happened now. So you have your federal highway. Uh, administration has now sent a letter to text dot telling them. Basically, they have to halt the program. And it's so stupid. I'm sorry could continue. Well, let me tell you one other thing. It was interesting. I some of your listeners may know that County Commissioner Tom Ramsey was almost Michael Barry this morning, and he had some great information about this program that again. It's been in the works for 15 years. It's a $7 billion project. But within that project, there's about $2.5 billion. It were designated for drainage programs. So we've been talking a lot about flood mitigation and drainage. Here in Harris County voters approved $2.5 billion bond in 2018. And there was another 2.5 billion wrapped into this program that would have addressed some of those flooding issues down in Houston, where you've got what is that white oak by you and Buffalo Bayou. They intersect their huge problem, but that was wrapped into this. This program. Right. And that makes sense. Okay, so we all know we don't want racist freeways. Obviously, nobody wants to have a racist road. Of course. Of course. Absolutely. But considering that this freeway we're talking about is on the north side of Houston. Right? Well, it's technically on both sides, but It's running north and south, which means if you needed to evacuate from Houston, the biggest city in the south, the biggest city in Texas, hurricane prone city correct me if I'm wrong, but we need I 45 to evacuate the city. Do hurricanes know that roads are racist? And are they sympathetic to that? Well, that is one of the arguments that we've heard from. You know, the proponents of this project is that part of the reason they need this expansion, and this road has not been expanded in 30 years. So it's it's not kept up with the growth in the region. But a huge purpose for that highway is evacuation in the path of a hurricane or tropical storm, and it doesn't just affect Houstonians. It's all of the communities that are south southeast and somewhat southwest of Houston. So you know we've seen some issues in the past where there was some evacuation in the Operation for hurricane and a lot of congestion coming through the city. And this was designed to help mitigate that problem. Uh huh. So again, you know racist roads very important. We stopped the racist freeways but the same people who want to stop building racist free rate ways. Also right now, at this exact specific moment, want the infrastructure bill to pass? It's hard for me to ignore the fact that just yesterday I think a pedestrian bridge in Washington D. C.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on KTRH
"Of all Texans are vaccinated. We're going to the places where the numbers need to get better. But wait is Houston in trouble. Just one month ago, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who was with Biden at the ballpark, lowered the threat level to yellow. Our hospitalizations are cases are percentage covid positive continued to trend. In the right direction. And neither Hidalgo north of Houston mayor have said otherwise making some locals wonder whether the first lady stop was more show than substance. Why Goolsbee, NewsRadio? 7 40 ktrh. Meantime, on covid the left in mainstream media. They're trying to scare you to death again. This time about the delta variant. The delta variant is Covid's most serious threat. The most dangerous strained so far. Not only is it more transmissible, but there is some concern that it actually may lead to more severe illness. Serious threat yet numbers so tell a different story than what you're hearing from your news sources. Here's Ktrh is close Saunders. They didn't look at the numbers, but a group of doctors did from overseas due notice. But as this very and took over completely over a couple of months effectively, nothing happened. The real world impact or hospitalizations, and this is clear as day. Remember, it was in Europe before it got here. Mainstream media is not telling you that the covid powerbrokers like Dr Fauci, she Using Delta to push vaccines. There is no doubt about it that the way you stop this Delta very in is to get vaccinated. We are trying to make getting vaccinated as easy as possible. The push being called.
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"I wish i could speak those languages fluently. And trust me. If i did i would. I would You know. Repeat my remarks in other languages I speak spanish after the press conference. Because it's the one that i can speak. I am very sensitive to the language diversity in our count so we work very very hard to make sure that materials are available in differently which just our media campaign for vaccines for example available in chinese vietnamese Arabic several other languages from the very beginning of the pandemic when we were i was just Insistent that i didn't just want the various languages online we needed the various languages spoken by phone. So as you call the harris county public health line you can speak to folks who do speak. These languages We have five or six And we provide materials for all of the announcements that we make We provide materials to to the the various Media outlets that that do present in in the very language as well as providing materials and other languages so absolutely conscious of it. And we do that we can. Of course i personally. I'm not able to. Because i i don't have those skills but We do work very very hard to get the message out in all communities and all various major languages. Let's try to work one more call. We have george on the line from houston. George what's your question. I just wanted to know if she's going to do anything towards Getting the astrodome torn down. Which is what the people of houston voted to do and her predecessor. He didn't do that. He changed it. He went and said no. We're not gonna turn down there home. Even though the people voted that they should so is she gonna do something towards giving the people with voted for all right. Thanks for the call in for the question judge. Thank you for that question so the history. The that we're talking about is There was there was a a ballot. Measure that said Do you want to invest However many millions of dollars in in the astrum and this happened several years ago or no and it wasn't clear whether no men tear it down or weather no meant simply. don't put that amount of funding into it. of course the the collars recollection. The majority of the voters voted no voted now and And so after that happened. The commission scored. At the time. I wasn't here that point Spill invested one hundred and five million dollars into the astrodome. When i got in i win and Visited the astrodome. Know what will a hundred and five million dollars guinness and it turned out it would be once you invest all that funding her and five. You know enormous amount how you can build a school with that You could you wouldn't end up with Finishes for the walls. You wouldn't have had air conditioning. It wouldn't have been a finished building. So what does taken one of them not to have a finish building. And of course voters had voted no and the design had not been run by the community. So so here's the Where we are. It's got a historical designation so it can be turned down. It is an important piece of history which i respect is not a priority for hundreds of millions of dollars at this point and so the astrodome conservancy have really taken up the mantle they are asking. The community rightly so..
"lina hidalgo" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Npr this morning the us senate is poised today to consider the for the people act. This is a proposed bill to set standards for elections and protect voting rights opponents. Call it a federal overreach. It is not expected to pass It's a response of course to state legislative efforts including voting bill blocked at the last minute during the regular legislative session here in texas which critic say would set limits on voter access in that of course was a response to what harris county did last election cycle with drive thru voting expanded early voting hours and sending out mass mailings with applications for mail in balloting. What would you like to see done or not done for that matter. When it comes to voting. More than anything. I would like these attempts to make policy based on the lie that there was massive voter fraud to stop because Not only do policies like What was tried here in texas right. They tried to make it easier to turn elections they tried to in the state legislature. They tried to pass a provision that would have banned voting before one pm on sundays with would have been a an affront and attack on the souls to the polls programs in african american churches and the church then from there go to vote would've allowed poll-watchers to to video record. Voters as their voting. All chris know they're saying it was a typo which is hard to believe. Even if you're you're very generous that you could change the you know. Accidentally put the number one for one pm. They say was meant to be eleven. Am and then accidentally european instead of a m and And somehow there's there's fraud before eleven. Pm but not before one pm so it's just kind of You know all of hurts participation and unnecessarily so because there's no evidence of massive fraud in any way in those kinds of situation but most importantly it hurts trust in the democratic system and the electoral system. When you repeat a a mystery so much that you're making policy on it that just tears you down at the fabric of our democracy and so i welcome legislation at the federal level that will keep the kinds of policies from passing Whatever it is that is going to make it harder to vote without evidence of the need for those policies Very important to bipartisan participation. In this it's a dangerous time when we make voting elections The democracy itself in a way a partisan issue can't be a wedge issue and. That's why i'm so proud of the leaders. In particularly the the a business leaders mma companies that have spoken out around this faith leaders. You know folks who really have no partisan affiliation that that is so important And we really needed it. It's You know. The latest was the..
Judge Lina Hidalgo to businesses still enforcing COVID-19 restrictions in Houston area: "Thank you."
"The mask mandate as of yesterday, And as you'd expect, Aris County Judge Lena had dog Oh complained about it, saying it's too soon to remove it and that we should all mask up everywhere all the time. I want to send a message to all the businesses in our county that are doing the right thing by continuing to refire Mass by Limiting capacity. I want to say to them, Thank you. We see you. We appreciate you, she says the region's positivity rate remains and 12%.
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.
Judge Lina Hidalgo responds to new COVID variant in Houston's Harris County
"Strain of covert that first popped up in the UK Willis. Now here in Harris County, and Judge Lena Hadda, go sounding the alarm. There's no evidence That on its own, it is more lethal. And the sense right now is that it will respond to the current vaccine.
Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo calls for pullback on reopening as Covid-19 cases increase in Houston
"Oh, her annual state of the county address yesterday was a virtual fireside chat with HIV President Scott McClellan, who asked about another possible coronavirus lockdown when you look at areas that were smarter and aggressive And brought down the virus. They're not doing economically any worse than we are. But they have saved thousands of lives and avoided thousands and thousands of hospitalizations and illnesses. A dog. Oh, blame much of the cove. It's spread in Texas on Governor Abbotts reopening plan. I'll. Judge Joe Biden says he'll lock
Houston - Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo says anything less than stay-home order is a ‘gamble on our own people’
"Lena Lena Hadda. Hadda. Go Go says says she she is is pushing pushing Texasgovernor Texasgovernor Greg Greg Abbott. Abbott. Give Give her her the the power power to to make make you you stay stay at at home. home. The The only only thing thing we we know know works works is a state home order and anything short of that is a gamble on our own people. Hadda go talking while self isolating because a staffer exposed her to Cove in 19 and she is getting support from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who also put three Houston bars on his wall of change for being open when they were supposed to be closed for the governor's order. Ah, The governor allegedly has turned down a similar request for the power from the Dallas County judge, So we'll see how he really reacts to these requests from Houston in Harris County. H.
Houston - Hidalgo Raises Harris County COVID-19 Threat Level to the Max
"Top top story story amid amid the the recent recent spike spike in in corona corona virus virus cases cases here's here's county county judge judge Linux Linux Dogo Dogo is is increasing increasing the the code code that that nineteen nineteen threat threat level level to to read read or or severe severe the the Harris Harris County County judges judges urging urging residents residents to to stay home and leave only for vital needs like food and medicine Lina Hidalgo has raised the threat level to the highest here which means outbreaks or worsening today we find ourselves careening toward a catastrophic and and unsustainable unsustainable situation situation our our current current hospitalization hospitalization rate rate is is on on pace pace to to overwhelm overwhelm the the hospital hospital in in the the near near future future Hidalgo says today's warning is an advisory meaning it's an unenforceable recommendation she's asking residents to wear face masks into practice social distancing she has implemented a ban on all gatherings of one hundred or more in unincorporated parts of Harris County
Harris County mask order issued for Houston businesses, customers
"Starting Monday everybody in Harris County over the age of ten that is at a business or is working with people in the business is going to be required to wear a mask or there's a one thousand dollar fine this is a result of the order by Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo
Judge in Harris County, Houston extends stay-at-home order to June 10
"Here in Harris County stay home until June tenth that's the order expected from Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo today extending the previous order I don't want there to be any loading this is hard because we're done we also wanted to extend the order so that our local health authorities and local law enforcement and the public at large knows our workers county stands with this
Houston Judge Hidalgo signs new stay-home, work-safe order for businesses not permitted to reopen by Abbott
"In Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo issued an executive order mandating that business is not covered by governor Abbott's executive order have to remain closed through may twentieth of this includes Jim's barbers bowling alleys and bars now among others on Twitter hotel go today says that she is asking people in accounting to report businesses that are not following the order
Houston - Hidalgo appoints czar to oversee Harris County’s emergence from coronavirus pandemic
"Harris county's covert nineteen recoveries are says plans to work with a wide variety of local stakeholders to get the region back up and running again excluding from the private sector philanthropy faith based organizations nonprofits and local governments state Rep Armando Wally was appointed to recoveries are by fellow Democrat and Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo who acknowledge the local curve appears to be flattening though she warned it could spike up again if we're sorry if we re opened to much of the economy too soon
Houston - Harris County Judge Hidalgo announces Walgreens COVID-19 testing sites
"Is going to judge Lina Hidalgo announces two new drive thru Abbott labs rapid corona virus testing sites beginning on Friday to Walgreens locations will begin offering drive through testing for up to two hundred people per day they'll be open nine to five seven days a week and Walgreens has provided dedicated space for this to happen safely the Walgreens at highway six and west timer in west Houston and one oh one south more in Pasadena you have to be pre screened and you can do that it ready Harris dot org or at the Walgreens website test take fifteen minutes but it'll take twenty four hours to get results because of national reporting requirements Abbott labs says it'll have four million test by the end of the month shipping starts today
Houston - Harris County judge says she will sign order to release about 1K inmates from county jail amid coronavirus crisis
"Harris County judge Lina Hidalgo announcing plans to release one thousand nonviolent offenders in the Harris County jail to reduce this risk she says is spreading corona virus police union not happy about
Houston - Hidalgo to order ‘stay-at-home,’ not ‘shelter-in-place,’ for Harris County on Tuesday morning
"County judge Lina Hidalgo in Houston mayor Sylvester Turner have called a news conference for later this morning where they are expected to announce whether the city and county will be placed under a shelter in place order similar to the ones already issued in Dallas San Antonio and Waco Waco and likely coming to Austin to allied to yesterday's news conference mayor Turner announced a large donation of medical supplies to the city from Houston's Asian chamber of commerce donations we are accepting today includes ten thousand mass Fordham gallons of sanitizers eight hundred and twenty five grams two hundred and seventy goggles five hundred facial shields two hundred and fifty covers thirty six hundred Bucks as for the latest local numbers Galveston county has at least one new case unincorporated Harris County has three new cases but one of them already listed as recovered Montgomery County has three new cases with a total of nineteen however this has they have a hundred women a seventy negative test results and in the city of Houston yesterday they reported just one new case of covert nineteen while two of the city's previous cases have now said to be recovered