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Annual Houston ‘Super Feast’ Offers Thanksgiving To Go To Prevent COVID-19 Spread
"Of of course, course, its its annual annual super super fees fees to to feed feed families families during during the the Thanksgiving Thanksgiving holiday holiday this this year, year, things things a a little little different different because because of of the the coronavirus coronavirus situation. situation. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, of course on hand to give out bags of food and says it's not a permanent solution. The need won't stop after the day, but at least people are getting today will last them anywhere between 5 to 7 Days, which is good. And then hopefully hopefully, things will start to wait. We'll start to improve our TV partner channel to talk to some of the people who are grateful for the next couple of meals, all suffering help one another, and that's a good thing right now. I have a minute with me off the city needs everybody needs this. Officials say more families are in need of help this year because of the financial hardships brought on by the shutdowns. Reacting to covert 19, even the Corona virus pandemic couldn't
Fresh update on "mayor sylvester turner" discussed on Michael Berry
"2020 election. Rather have tried to make our election system less secure. The president's going to continue to fight for that. We'll also saying it's important to turn out and vote while also perfect perfecting the system. Kayleigh Mcenany, the press secretary for Trump on Fox earlier this morning. The president also reportedly has said behind the scenes he's going to run again in 2024. Election fraud is one problem social media censorship. Another Facebook is now controlling what you see in terms of news and what you can post, Brian pressured with PJ Media told Houston's morning news. This is how it works. The nutrient you see, will be in effect curated by an algorithm that favors the mainstream media over alternative voices. And this is despite the fact that as we enter the mainstream media gets many things wrong and suppressive stories it doesn't like and suppress the stories that are just favorable to Democrats. That sensor Ship expected to grope under Joe Biden. The Houston positivity rate for covert 19 is dropping from 8.8 to 8.4%. But Mayor Sylvester Turner says he's worried about a post Thanksgiving surge. A lot of people travel this week and a lot of people had people who travel to their homes. Let me encourage both groups in the next few days to get tested Turner, adding. He's considering a curfew like we've seen in other parts of the country, saying that bars aren't following occupancy limits. Claiming the city gets 100 complaints a day about it. Speiser now Madonna drugmaker applying for FDA approval for its covert 19 vaccine. HHS Secretary Alex Days are telling Fox once it's approved, it'll take just days to get you protected. We're gonna have maybe 40 million doses of vaccine by the end of this year and then keep producing of these different vaccines and keep producing over the course of months. So we want to make sure those first vaccines the first weeks go to those most vulnerable. The FDA will decide on the vaccines by the middle of the month, and Gerald Green is making his return to the Houston Rockets, according to reports. He's getting a one year non guaranteed deal on the Rockets, by the way, will open up training camp Today..
Super Feast feeds more than 20,000 people in Houston on Thanksgiving
"Stone held its annual super feast to feed families during the Thanksgiving holiday. But this year's different because coronavirus Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was on hand to give out baskets of food and said it's not a permanent solution that does help. The need won't stop after the day. But at least people are getting today will last him anywhere between 5 to 7 days, which is good and then hopefully hopefully, things will start to win, who will start to improve? Officials say more families are in need of help this year because of the financial hardships brought on by shutdowns, Reacting to covert 19 in national News this
Fresh update on "mayor sylvester turner" discussed on Charlie Parker
"19 cases by advising residents to refrain from gathering indoors with anyone outside of their household. Assistant director Dr Anita Curie in explains why the more people you are around indoors, the greater the risk of covert 19. Respiratory respiratory droplets that spread covered 19 occasionally traveled beyond 9 FT. Metro Health officials are also discouraging indoor dining with those outside of your household in his asking restaurants, toe only provide outdoor and take out services. This comes as the covert 19 risk level in the city is being raised to the high case counts. Mayor Ron Nirenberg says the risk level is now in the yellow or worsening zone in the seven day case averages a specific point of concern or seven day moving average. Now is 832 for context daily. Average was approximately 200 at the start of the month, so it is increased steadily as this transmission is increased. Health officials say the effects of Thanksgiving on the city's covert data will not be seen for another couple of weeks. Just like what San Antonio officials did over the Thanksgiving holiday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says a curfew may be on the table in the city. If coronavirus case numbers increase, as expected, the last result that we have this local officials, at least within my arsenal. Is to impose a curfew that will just shut it down at a certain time don't want to do it. The Houston Fire Department has responded to more than 20,000 reports of overcrowding at businesses since the pandemic started. Garland Aya's de administrators in Dallas County are filling in as substitute teachers during the pandemic. More than half of the district's usual subs are avoiding the classroom, many of them because they're in high risk categories. Principles and assistant principals are now filling in the gaps with the race to develop and distribute is safe and effective. Covert vaccine well underway. Advisers to the CDC are said to me today to decide who will get that vaccine. First. Arkansas State health director Dr Jose Romero is a member of that panel. He outlined some of his biggest concerns when it comes to widespread distribution of any vaccine. I think our biggest challenge is going to be reaching those urban constituents that need the vaccine, Rural health care centers Rural hospital. Meanwhile, the FDA isn't wasting time on a second covert vaccine. A meeting is now scheduled for December. 17th to discuss modernize request on Monday for emergency approval That's exactly one week after the agency is set to.
Kinder study finds Houston's citizen police review board deeply flawed
"A new study says houston's police oversight board is one of the least effective among the state's largest cities flooring and martin says a report presents a dismal view of police oversight in houston researchers at rice. University's kinder- institute looked at police oversight in houston dallas fort worth austin and san antonio. They found that houston's nine-year-old independent police oversight board is the only one that consists of unpaid volunteers. Only steve sherman is to reports co author. They effectively work under a gag order. They really can't talk publicly about the work they do. In the cases that they review. And they're really just looking at completed internal affairs investigations and he says unlike houston other cities oversight board. Don't just look at the use of force incidents but they also do policy research and make recommendations and things like hiring and community outreach which the police departments usually follow after the death of george floyd in may mayor sylvester turner created a task force in part to the city's police oversight board.
Houston Mayor announces Holiday Spectacular
"Mask. That was the message today from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, who was probing this year's mayor's holiday. Spectacular. This is my favorite. Ham of the year. Even with a pandemic, And while the holidays maybe a bit different this season, there's always a reason to celebrate and be and be thankful. Holiday spectacular event will be virtual this year. Even Santa Claus made an appearance in today's announcement via Zoom, of
Houston Mayor Urges Houstonians to Forgo Holiday Gatherings, Parade Canceled
"Mayor Sylvester Turner wants people to avoid Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations due to the recent uptick locally and coronavirus. He also wants people to wear masks when they're around others. This is the vaccine that I'd know exists that works. Okay? And you all you all have seen me around a lot of people and I've been very fortunate blessed but quite frankly, if I'm in a situation where I feel uncomfortable, I not only have one mass on, you know, I'll have a couple of them on You're, Turner says those who do end up involved in larger gathering are asked to quarantine for the next 14 days. Right now, the positivity rate in Houston is 7.9%.
‘Moving in the wrong direction’: Coronavirus positivity rate increases in Houston, mayor says
"Mayor Sylvester Turner says the city's Corona virus positivity rate appears to be moving in the wrong direction, Turner said yesterday. The rate is now back up to 6.5% after having dropped the target a goal of 5% early this month. Two weeks ago, the mayor set the goal of reaching a 2.5% positivity raid by the middle of November. Turner says Houston isn't canceling Halloween, but he encouraged residents to find a safer alternative to trick or treating.
Halloween not canceled in Houston but the mayor is asking you to make some changes
"Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is afraid the city's covert rate is headed back up. So he's encouraging residents to maintain covert protocols this Halloween weekend. The city is not. We're not canceling Halloween, but we are encouraging people to forgo traditional trick or treating and Halloween gatherings this year in favor of safer alternatives. The mayor suggested one way trick or treating where you set out prepackaged goody bags of candy that families could pick up without knocking on doors.
Houston Mayor delivers State of the City address virtually
"Our time Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner with his state of the city address yesterday, stating the obvious. Covic. He says, is what hurt our economy. The city's revenue stream has been affected with the loss in sales tax and of the revenue of over $107 million Didn't say a whole lot about the continued shutdown. Put the group Houston first, he says in charge of finding additional revenue, Sir sources. Ah huh? That's
Houston Mayor's Task Force on Police Reform makes 104 recommendations
"Of of course course on on police police reform reform here here in in Houston Houston right right now now with with the the mayor. mayor. But But what what about about bail bail reform reform here? here? We've We've got got crime crime stoppers stoppers now now telling telling us us That's 60. People have been killed in the Houston area since 2018 by defendants who were out of jail on multiple felony or PR bonds. In the meantime, Mayor Sylvester Turner's task force on policing reform making over 100 recommendations. They say it will improve the Houston Police Department. It focuses on six areas, including community policing, independent oversight. And crisis intervention there 45 persons who placed their eyes on where we are represented these recommendations, and now we're going to sit down along with council members and others and see why did they make this recommendation? And now what can we do to move these things forward? Houston's police union so far, not commenting on these suggestions
Houston Police Join Harris County’s Cite-and-Release Program
"The Houston Police Department says it will continue a series of reforms three and a half months after George Floyd was laid to rest our own matt. Howard tells us mayor. Sylvester Turner has signed another executive order aimed at keeping low level criminals out of jail Turner issued his first reform order at Floyd's funeral that ban the use of chokehold by HPD's officers requiring alternative de escalation tactics. When making an arrest, Mondays order will allow HPD's to a citation for some nonviolent offenders instead of arresting them HPD's chief Vega. This is not a matter of getting soft on crime. It's a matter of getting smart on crime. We will actually be monitoring this very clearly we we prepare. A month reports. So the community can see how the program impacts the City Day in and day out the Harris County sheriff's Office. Implemented this program earlier this year, it will only apply to certain Class A and B misdemeanor offenders mayor Turner says three thousand people wouldn't have gone to jail last year had the program been in place I met Harold in Houston. The mayor says Moore reform announcements are expected this week
Tropical Storm Beta slams Texas with heavy rains, flooding
"Beta has now a tropical depression still has the power to make life miserable. Dangerous for people in South Eastern Texas storms dumping rain continuously in the Houston area, flooding a possibility there and Galveston Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's his flash flood warnings will be in effects rest of the day. We've gotten a considerable amount of rain. And it's going to continue throughout the rest of the day and into the night made it made landfall last nights on the coast of south of Houston and Corpus Christi. Storms expected to drop 5 to 8 inches of rain along the coast 2 to 5 inches inland By tomorrow,
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KIRO Radio 97.3 FM
"On the hour your home for original reporting on Tom Foodie in Washington. As Democrats organized to fight President Trump plans to announce his choice to replace the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court this week. He has said it will be a woman. The GOP Senate leadership plans to move quickly, but Alaska's Lisa Murkowski became the second Republican senator to formally opposed Taking up a nomination this close to the election. The president responded by tweeting. No thanks Tow an announcement about a Murkowski appearance later this month in Alaska correspondent Nancy Quarters from Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren and a Sunday night vigil outside the court, Mitch McConnell and his henchman Believe that they can ram through. A Supreme Court justice. Only 45 days. From the election. Now to Southern California, northeast of Los Angeles. 100,000 Acres. The numbers are stunning. As firefighters continue to battle one of the largest wildfires in L. A county history. We are here in Palyama, one of the Antelope Valley communities where the fire ran through here, burning everything it could leaving behind a still steaming landscape of ash that goes really forest faras. We can see KCBS TV is Laurie Perez. Other wildfires are burning throughout the West and Pacific Northwest. Texas and Louisiana coast are facing yet another tropical storm, This one named Beta Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner 6 to 10 inches in Woodley in the city of Houston along the coast. They're saying it could be as much as 20 inches. A new body cam. Video policy for New York State Office of Attorney general will now be proactively releasing video footage.
Houston mayor disagrees with decision to reopen Texas businesses at 75% capacity
"Of of the the Corona Corona virus. virus. They They include include office office buildings, buildings, restaurants, restaurants, retail retail outlets, outlets, and and Jim's, Jim's, which which can can expand to 75% capacity next week. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner thinks the governor is moving too quickly. That is a little bit more aggressive, then I would then I would prefer Ah announce in the next round of re openings this wall here's County Judge Lena Hidalgo said she likes the fact the governor is using a numbers based system for reopening. Texas nursing homes will be allowed to fully reopened for visitation
Why Houston's Harris County judge says she’s not yet ready to lower COVID-19 threat level
"Harris County Judge Lena Had Algo wants to says she wants to lower the threat level, but she's not ready to do it yet. The covert 19 threat level she hasn't it red. She is not ready yet and yet ready to lower toe Orange because of an 8.1 positivity rate, Despite Improving numbers elsewhere, the other indicator that we have for going toe orange is having the percentage of the I C U that is coded positive being below 15%. And we crossed that just today, Hidalgo spoke with our TV partner Channel to the city's positivity rate is 6.1% Mayor Sylvester Turner says he's more worried about reports of crowded bars, even though the positivity rate overall is down.
Houston's Covid-19 infection rate continues to improve, despite crowded bar reopenings
"Rate for covert 19 continues to improve Mayor Sylvester Turner making the announcement yesterday last week it was 6.6% and then before was higher than that. Not necessarily as doctor first say, focusing on that number 6.1%. But as you can see, we're still in a downward spiral, which is good. The goal, of course, is to get us to 5% and below. Mayor, however, continues to receive reports of crowded bars and taverns, which have slowly reopened. According to new state guidelines. He's urging buyers and their patrons to continue social distancing measures. Well on the
Mayor Turner's emotional speech on Houston PD's decision to fire four officers over fatal shooting
"Ancient city Mayor Sylvester Turner, standing by his police chief's decision to fire four officers who shot and killed a suicidal man back in April. Body Cam Video shows the officers using nonlethal force for 15 minutes before 27 year old Nicholas Chavez got ahold of a Taser and pointed it at them. The mayor says this, the four officers fired more than 20 times at a wounded man. Every person in our city has value and his employees whether they are or whether they are vulnerable, whether they're in substance of these crisis are facing mildew. Health issues, everyone every life. Is important. The officers are appealing their terminations used to Police Officers Association has called the firings unjustified.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner reminds residents not to 'misbehave' this Labor Day weekend
"Mayor Sylvester Turner urging residents to maintain covert 19 protocols This long holiday weekend, saying he doesn't want to see a spike in cases in the next couple of weeks. To reminded to people not to misbehave not to change their behavior over the extended Labor Day weekend is important to remember. The virus didn't take off because this is an extended weekend holiday.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KTRH
"Mayor Sylvester Turner still mad and Texas governor would not let him impose Corona virus restrictions on the city. Over the summer, the state took total control and took the local government's out of the equation. We were not able to utilize any the tools that were you last before, and then what we saw 30 days later in June. Is that the numbers started to go up. Turner seemingly blaming the governor for the summer spike in Houston cases despite the fact that the mayor let a massive rally with thousands of people downtown in early June to honor George Floyd, the family of a Fort Hood soldier from Houston, who was murdered is glad the post commander has been re aside, especially Vanessa. GM family says the decision to give Major General Scott eh Flynn the reduced role at Fort Hood is a step in the right direction, but they still want Mohr done. He noted. Sexual harassment, assault and retaliation are issues The military needs to address is a whole GM was killed in April after being abducted from a Fort Hood parking lot, her body found in early July, Texas and and President Michael K. Yang planning to step down by next May. Young, telling Maggie's yesterday that he's been looking at retirement for over a year because he's ready to look at non senior academic leadership roles. He plans to stay in Aggie land and take over the Institute for religious Liberties and international Affairs at the Bush school each news time is coming up on 103 federal agents looking into where violent protest in major cities air coming from and if they're receiving financial backing, Fox's David spun as details. Fox.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says Hurricane Laura is a "dangerous storm" as the city prepares for its arrival
"U S evacuation of the pandemic hundreds of thousands half a million along the Texas and Louisiana coast, getting out ahead of Hurricane Laura's arrival late tonight or early tomorrow in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, the tracking of this storm. Has been someone unpredictable. But what is consistent is that this is a dangerous this is a dangerous storm it could make landfall is a major Category three hurricane
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KTRH
"Better put together in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico expected to achieve Cat three status before it makes landfall Wednesday night, Thursday morning near the Texas Louisiana border early Thursday morning, and we could see some hurricane force gusts here in Houston. It's a large storm physically and looks like it continues to move quickly to the northwest. Very tropical Tonight at 80 degrees, increasing rain chances tomorrow 90 degrees with tropical storm warnings for Houston all the way north of Trinity. Urologists. Scott Lawrimore, the weather Channel 90. Now partly cloudy of the H top tax defenders. 24 hour Weather Center six. So to our top story parts of Southeast Houston and Harris County or round or a voluntary evacuation order, with Hurricane Laura still tracking tour that's being passed. Mayor Sylvester Turner says Residents need to take it seriously. This storm is scheduled to hit land somewhere around midnight on Wednesday. And so you haven't between now and then to really fine tune your preparations. High winds pose the biggest threat to the greater Heaston area, with powder out power outages possible on Thursday even into Friday, meantime, Galveston Mayor Pro TEM Craig Brown urging residents there toe leave the island while they can We have two residents that are not evacuating. That they understand that we may not be able to get emergency services to the next 48 hours. Now we're just gonna watch him way and see what happens with this hurricane. He says the city of Galveston will keep the water and electricity on as long as it can, but high winds and storms which could change those plans Thursday into Friday, there are many local school and college closures due to the storm, as well as Emergency orders and evacuations. We've got a full list of h dot com six. So three now time to check your money. Here's Max Gains at S T A wealth management. Yesterday was a great day for the Dow. Not so much today, the Dow dropping 60 points. Closing a 28,000 to 48. The SNP finished 4 3043 again of 12. The NASDAQ composite close 4 11,066 advancing 86 points to more fresh highs for both indices. Right at the closing bell goal was that 9 1034 50 down $4.70 West Texas area crewed up 72 cents to 43 34 barrel to download a copy of our free weekly report. Please visit our website at S t a wealth dot com Astros took Game one of their double header with the Angels by final of 6 to 3. Game two. Coming up in a few minutes on sports talk, 7 90 will join the action at seven. Here on Katie are H. Now more of Michael Barry Show I'm Cory Olsen on NewsRadio, 7 48 e R H lock and load. Michael very show is on the air. Coming up this hour. We're going to talk to former Lieutenant Colonel. Allen West, who's now the State Party chairman in Texas. We're going to talk to Todd Starnes, formerly of Fox News, the Todd Storm's show, and one of my favorite people is a great storyteller. I've never asked him if he's a Paul Hari fan, but he has to be because he tells like micro, he tells stories. I guess we all do. We've all been influence were all derivative of Paul Harvey. We'll talk to those two on DH. That'll be fun. First. We're going to take some more phone calls. Get your perspective on what you saw last night 713 to 125874. And here's your homework. Do your part..
Tropical Storm Laura threatens the U.S. Gulf Coast
"The National Hurricane Center says what was Tropical Storm Marco is breaking up off the Louisiana coast. The tropical storm. Laura has entered the Gulf of Mexico. Forecasters predict it will become a major hurricane by tomorrow. Houston is in the cone, where Laura may make landfall used in Mayor Sylvester Turner says City residents were prepared for Marco and will be for Laura. We find ourselves here again. You know, but the good news is that way. Our battle tested And so we are ready to deal with this situation as well. Tropical Storm Laura killed at least 11 people in the Dominican Republic and in Haiti. A tropical storm also caused damage and extensive flooding in
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"Media group. Pays this hour from townhall dot com. Patrick Boss Rotavirus continues to hold a grip. Across the U. S. The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported Friday. An increase of 1077 Corona virus cases and six deaths over 24 hours, Arkansas reported 22 more deaths from Cove in 19, its largest single day increase at the University of Wyoming, where the fall semester begins Monday, Officials reported 46 active cases of Corona virus, including two students living in dorms. Syracuse University suspended 23 students identified that a large on campus gathering Wednesday night. I'm Mike Rossia, also at townhall dot com, while President Trump promised to partially restore $400 a week to 300 federal unemployment aid after a bigger bet that expired Department said states must make the other 25% share So far. Only three states Montana, West Virginia, Kentucky vindicated they'll chip in the additional $100 for jobless aid. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says there will be stormy weather next week. And people should be prepared each While the system is different, you never quite know until it happens, and so tracks remain uncertain. I want to remind everyone to be weather alert and to be prepared tropical storms. Lauren Marco could make landfall early next week. California wildfires were devastating to stay. Governor Gavin Newsom says a helicopter pilot on the water dropping mission was the fifth fatality of the recent burst of wildfires in the state. Talk about heroic commission out there, even in smoking conditions, which are very dangerous in terms of fire suppression. Air support was out there, nonetheless, near Fresno on Dhe suffer the consequence of an accident in that helicopter and lost his life. Over 12,000 firefighters are battling blazes in California. This is townhall dot com..
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Mayor Sylvester Turner, who canceled the in Person convention due to the pandemic. Texas Democrats were quick to pounce, saying if they can't run the convention, it's no wonder they're terrible at running this state in Austin, Chris Fox News Radio, 10 80 K. R L D Arlington. The school district wants officials in Austin to give a local school districts across the state more freedom when it comes to online classes this fall. Governor Greg Abbott has said the Texas Education Agency does plan to give school district's more flexibility about their start dates for in person instruction. But officials in the Arlington I SD say they are still concerned that state funding will be linked to on campus attendance for part of the fall semester. They want that attendance requirement waved entirely and they want a guarantee that they could move to in person instruction on Lee when it's warranted by local conditions. The Arlington honesty is also calling on the state to suspend its school district in campus accountability ratings for the entire school year. Steven Pickering NEWS Radio 10 80 k. R. L D. The race is on to find a vaccine for the Corona virus, and one of the cars in the race is in North Texas, and researchers need volunteers to be a part of a vaccine trial. NBC FIVES Maria Guerrero has that story. Essential workers in particular are needed for this vaccine trial, those likely to be exposed to Cove in 19 at work. Benchmark medical research firm is launching clinical research trials in Fort Worth and is in need of adult participants. Frontline workers in regular contact with the public and likely to be exposed to the virus, those in the medical field construction workers, teachers, retail workers and delivery drivers. Clinical trials are conducted under FDA guidelines. Assessing the safety and effectiveness of each vaccine. A researcher at Baylor, Scott and White, who is not affiliated with this trial, spoke with us about vaccine trials in general, he says. Researchers don't know if something works or not until it's tested. So fighting people willing to go through a research base is key for any study without Thie altruism of citizens that want to help themselves, their family members and the good of society. We would never be able to get the research done so critically relying on them. Benchmark research is also searching for participants over 65 those with chronic health conditions. That's intensifies Maria Good little, We mentioned the numbers every day. The number of new cases new deaths across North Texas Dallas County, for instance, has already topped 500 Corona virus deaths since the pandemic started Charlie's LP, Phillips says those big numbers might be around for a while, as the number of new cases remains over 1000 daily. You can also expect the number of dance to grow in the days ahead. Dallas Dr Paul Peppy who leaves a worldwide network of emergency service, doctors says there is a 10 day the two week leg between those new cases and the number of those who will die from them. We will see an increasing number of cases of death, possibly still The next little while even if we get out of control because they always glad behind the onset of symptoms. If there is a plus, Papi says the hospitals are getting better at treating victims and the number otherwise would be higher. If those new skills were not being applied LP Phillips News Radio 10 80 year old 9 15 at K rld, traffic and weather together on the eights.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner says his medical advisors called gathering of more than 6000 delegates, a clear and present danger. Mayor Turner work with Houston First, the operator of the George R. Brown Convention Center to get the in person convention canceled, he said. When the Texas GOP refused to do it themselves. He stepped in. We closed down. Houston last actual in the rodeo, and this convention is no greater are better. And so the answer, Wass. If you're not going to do it, I'm not going to abdicate my row as the mayor of this city to protect the health, safety and welfare of every single person in the Republican Party of Texas has said they would weigh their legal options. Their backup plan would be in online convention in Austin, Chris Fox News Radio 10 80 k. R. L D now joined by Mark Jones, political science professor. Rice University Mark, Thanks for the time. My pleasure. How quickly did this turn Political with one side, saying that this is just something that the Democratic Party has done because it's a Democratic mayor. Well in our things. Sylvester Turner probably did both his part of the city of Houston, as well as the Republican Party a favor since the optics of holding a five or 6000 person convention in the city with escalating Copan 19 infection rate was was bad for the Republicans as we move towards November, So I think really Governor Abbott and Republicans who want to win in November. Did Oh, Sylvester Turner that a gratitude. Are we hearing that they're going to try to make this virtual or what's the next step now? Well, now they're our only real option is a virtual convention, which will be very similar to what the Democrats did, and it's relatively easy to get done what they need to be done with just tickly and bureaucratically via an online convention. The downside Republicans will have is that they have a relatively short time frame. To put that virtual convention together, So they're going to have to work hard over the next week to get the logistics in place so that they'll have a functioning virtual convention, although hopefully from a logistics perspective, they at least were considering this is a possible plan B. I was just going to ask. How do they put together a virtual convention? Because when you think about conventions you See a lot of faces. I guess they would all have to be in attendance on one big zoo meeting with hundreds or thousands of people. Well, you can have you can have different types of participants in a zoom can scale up. Are down to allow enough people to participate, either watching things more where it's more like a streaming video and then for smaller groups that can actually have participation with a moderator in control, So it's very feasible. The Democrat saw the Democrats do it last month, and it went off without a hitch. So do you think this sets a president for any other conventions? Now, as we are seeing the pandemic continue. I mean, they're saying That That is the reason why it's being canceled right? Because the pandemic continue. So were there any other conventions right now that we know of on the radar? No, I mean there was one down in San Antonio, the high school. Ah, there are high school coaches that was going to occur, But that was cancelled. And the reality is no one wants to be holding large conventions in the midst of a pandemic is a bad idea. And the Republican Party actually made a mistake when they are released. The leadership did when they voted to continue to hold it a few weeks ago by I think it was a 40 to 1 20 votes. There was really no good grounds to hold it other than two per symbolic reasons and the nature of the pandemic and the reality. They also didn't know. Most of the attendees would have been in the high risk category made it sound public policies. Sound has health policy to cancel it, Mark. Thanks my pleasure. That's Mark Jones from Rice University. 5 15 here at news Radio, 10 80 k R L D the Skeeters are back. There's one more problem thanks 2020 The weather in North Texas. Khun Change.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KTRH
"Mayor Sylvester Turner says we can expect dramatic jumps in the number of reported cases from time to time because the way the lab report results used to medical chief Dr David purses numbers may seem kind of wonky the federal government for example with the testing sites is engaged in the national large commercial labs and they're taking priority which means some of the other labs in the community are looking at very long delays in getting their answers back up to as much as two weeks in some cases he says lab labs report to the city or county every week or ten days causing dramatic spikes city of Houston reports eighty one new cases of covered nineteen bringing its total to four hundred fifty eight with four deaths Harris County health reporting eighty six to cover nineteen cases as of Wednesday in the unincorporated part of the county for a total of three hundred eighty nine cases the county also reporting seventy four recovered cases up from thirteen a day ago Galveston county reports twelve new code nineteen cases for a total of a hundred eighteen but also five new recoveries for a total of twenty six recoveries reported and cover categorizing its first death related to covert nineteen two men passed away who were residents of the conservatory at Alden bridge as the senior living community under a shelter in place order due to at least a dozen code nineteen cases one of the men was in his nineties the other in his eighties but every county meanwhile confirming seventy new cases of covert nineteen for a total of one hundred ten cases in that Callie but there is some good news the county's first Casey Patton village police officer reported a month ago who had been in critical condition for weeks has now been upgraded to fair condition the number of covered nineteen cases in Houston is is is expected to peak in several weeks that's according to mayor Sylvester Turner I was on a conference call on yesterday with Dr Peter Hotez who is a leading academic knowledge is at Baylor and what he indicated he's is that he felt that the peak for this for the state of Texas the peak in his view would come somewhere around may the second Turner said the city is leasing two hotels according to city workers and first responders and working with the county on the third the city also opened a second testing said yesterday that'll double its daily testing capacity KTRE since time is now one oh three president trump at the White House daily coronavirus briefing yesterday saying that everyone needs to hang tough for a little while and we'll get through it all difficult days are ahead for our nation we're going to have a couple of weeks of starting pretty much now but especially a few days from now that are going to be horrific but even in the most challenging of times Americans do not despair we do not give in to fear we pull together we persevere and we overcome and we win the president adding the greatest weapon we have against the virus is the spirit and the will of the American people many are being extra careful when it comes to food safety during the corona virus outbreak according to Dr donda Shafter a food safety microbiologist at Rutgers University wiping down your groceries that you bring home from the market is not necessary I'm not recommending that people white things down before they bring them into the house the chance that was coronavirus on them to begin with is very very low Dr Schaffner says you don't have to go crazy disinfecting food and food packages just follow good safety practices and some people like to watch their food with so but cold water is really all you need our next updates of one thirty breaking information as it happens now it's time for another hour.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"No way your cars and if you do that so we did see a lot of cards sold out other side of the road or for that matter they would just park them and leave them there in the middle of the road the situation is not much better in the Houston area were bush intercontinental airport the second busiest in Texas is closed and is not expected to re open until tomorrow afternoon more than a thousand people have been rescued or a. accu waited in Houston mayor Sylvester Turner I want to encourage everyone just to stay where you are and allow this system to clear the area and for some who thought they Dodge the ultimate bullet with Harvey two years ago Amalda has turned out to be worse never flooded before and and we had a lot worse rain and that's and it's never been this bad then there are those who rebuilt after Harvey only to have their hearts broken again by Imelda Denise Bruce ardor husband live across from a wildlife preserve in Jefferson County Broussard told the Houston Chronicle they looked out into their flooded front yard today and spotted a six foot alligator looking back at them Broussard says she's not leaving the house until she knows that Gator is gone Chris summer news radio ten eighty KRLD scary things come out during that is scary well governor Abbott today issued a disaster declaration for thirteen counties in southeast Texas including the greater Houston area and Beaumont Port Arthur traffic on the tollway starting to build up there's a crash will have an update for you coming up with the traffic and weather together on the aids in three minutes. when you need information I listen to it anytime I know I can always. dependable when you need local news balanced coverage and fair reporting you tell us what.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"A missing four year old girl, mayor Sylvester Turner noted that it's too early to say if the remains of the child found in Arkansas, those of malaria Davis, do know that the remains are someone's child, we know forensic examinations have to make that final determination. The remains of child were found in Arkansas on Friday after police, acted on information from the stepfather of missing. Malaysia Davis HPD's executive assistant chief Troy Fenner says in -ticipant, it's murder charges will be filed in the case, but that decision will have to wait until the right time in the investigation. You're listening to the latest from NBC News Radio. The Los Angeles police union is calling for more professional sanitation, as an officer recovers from typhoid fever, Robert Harris on the Los Angeles police protective league met with the police chief and established. Feeling that I got when I left that meeting was they do wanna put into place, some ongoing systemic protocols so that we don't have to go through this again. He says the chief is agreeing to more aggressive cleaning procedures the Los Angeles Police Department central division station is being cited by state. Inspectors for unsanitary conditions. There isn't a definitive link between the officers, typhoid fever, and the homeless population, but officers have recently come down with various infectious. Diseases, several officers who work with this cop are also fighting on this is but there's no determination, if they also have typhoid fever, Connecticut. Police are reclassifying a search for a missing woman into a homicide investigation after finding blood inside her home. Fifty year old Jennifer Farber Delos vanished last Friday after dropping her children off at school. The mother of five Chevy suburban was found abandoned at an air by park firefighters battling twenty five hundred acre white wing fire. Now have. About ten percent, contained the blaze broke out yesterday, about seven miles east of Whitman and grew rapidly. Tiffany, Davila of the Zona department of forestry and fire. Management says crews were helped by cooler weather overnight, but things could get more complicated as temperatures heat up hamburgers, obviously, decrease the moisture in the fuels and kind of destroy them on the active kindling. So that's why we saw this by your take off so quickly yesterday and grow as much as it did within those few hours, the scripts national spelling bee has eight co champions for the first time the judges say they through the dictionary, the champions, but they ran out of words that could possibly challenge. Such great spellers each will take home, a check a fifty thousand dollars deem you to NBC News Radio. Have you ever wondered how the smartest marketers cut through the noise? I'm Bob hitmen chairman and CEO of iheartmedia and on my new show. Math and magic. I'm sitting down with the day's most gifted disruptors.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KTRH
"One. Our top story. The ball is now a mayor Sylvester Turner's after a Harris County judge today rejected the city's request to block the firefighter unions prop be from taking effect. The mayor's office argued initiative will cost upwards of one hundred million dollars and resultant hundreds of layoffs fire union president mardi linked in calls that a scare tactic. Put for data analysis research efficiency studies in order to address from our perspective what the priorities should be. Or what we believe as taxpayers as people that nine one one and expect a service should know that they're getting Houston's police. Union responded to the ruling with a statement saying it could result in hundreds of officers being laid off fort bend county. Judge has ordered ninety five sets of remains discovered during a school construction project earlier this year to stay in place, while both sides workout an agreement. Archaeologists believe the remains or possibly slaves and advocates Raskin for DNA testing to help identify them. It's very likely that there are descendancy simply takes time to do the DNA testing the genealogical record examination and for members of the community to become more aware that these remains have been discovered for been dynasty wants the remains taken to a secure cemetery in the city saying the construction delay is costing the district one hundred seventy thousand dollars a month. President Trump today launched the Pentagon's new space. Command an effort to better organize an advanced the military's vast operations in space that could cost as much as eight hundred million dollars over the next five years speaking at the Kennedy Space Center, vice President Mike Pence said a new era of American national security and space is beginning. The US space command will integrate space capabilities across. All branches of the military. It will develop the space doctrine tactics. Techniques and procedures that will enable our warfighters to defend our nation in this new era disorder separate from the president's much-touted goal of creating a space force as an independent armed services branch. But is considered a first step in that direction? On Capitol Hill still no deal on a potential plan to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the week after democratic leaders rejected the latest border funding proposal. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell says he'll consult with the White House sent a path forward. I think that Senator Shelby not made. What was a reasonable offer net? Offer included a billion dollar discretionary fund for the president's immigration policy. Something democratic leader Chuck Schumer says is unacceptable. We Democrats have made to reasonable offers that could earn overwhelming bipartisan support in both the house and Senate. Both leaders, however, suggest a short-term spending Bill does remain an option without any other deal on Capitol Hill, Jared Halpern, Fox News KTAR h news time four oh. Four time to check your money. Here's KTAR h money, man. Patch brought to you.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"Eighty one degrees at two three i'm bread veteran newsradio ten eighty krld a main was struck and killed by a tractor trailer early saturday morning while trying to cross the northbound lanes of state highway three sixty owing to police say it happened around three fifteen am the man was walking in the center lane near avenue j when he was struck the driver the semi called the police nor remained at the scene the anna not identified man died at the scene drain dusty for the second time in two weeks african dust will be blowing into north texas here's what care all these nikki haley had to say round two of the saharan dust will be rolling in today and lingering through the first half of the week according to the weather channel the cross global dusting happens one time to time especially in the summer now the good news is there isn't any health hazards linked to the dust it will pretty much just make disguise hazy and it will irritate allergy suffers but one benefit is that it can possibly prevent hurricanes tropical storms from developing nikki haley newsradio ten eighty krld houston mayor sylvester turner is leading a south african south american trade and investment mission with stops in peru chile and argentina the trip which last through friday includes turner and members of the greater houston partnership houston is home to nearly seventeen thousand people of peruvian chilean and argentinian descent turner estimates that trade relations between houston and those three countries are valued an average at nine billion dollars annually the mayor and his group are also planning to promote tourism in houston david rural newsradio ten eighty krld charges have been dismissed against a woman in the two thousand sixteen shooting deaths of her parents in odessa after brother pleaded guilty to the killings grace mcdonald was released friday after prosecutors senate insufficient evidence james gregory.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO
"The sky in conjure up the spirit of seventy six two it is an awesome awesome thing he said a barricade is more than a country it's an idea he added that the country was founded on the idea for a society based on natural rights liberty freedom free enterprise and selfdetermination it's our turn to the barrel starting on friday that's what a heat wave descends on southern california but heat advisories warnings are in effect right now for much of the midwest and portions of the northeast is a days long heat wave continues cbs's vicki batiste caught up with some new yorkers trying to beat the heat many city stretching from the midwest to the northeast are experiencing temperatures in the nineties with the humidity making it feel like one hundred degrees or more in some places friends julie wasserman and laurent wiseman aren't letting the heat gets them down culture here that everyone's like so high and you're just like all in it together and like sweating on this way and like i don't know you just embrace it new york city we love it the excessive heat is expected to weaken in the east in time for the weekend as the system moves west nikki batiste cbs news new york a massive sprang fire raging in southern colorado's just continuing to grow public information officer christine saltzman says it's now burned one hundred and forty seven square miles spring fire is now up at ninety four thousand ninety three acres and we have five percent containment five percents of the perimeter feel like it is secure in that fire cannot move past that bare ground area the spreading fire began last week out of the third largest wildfire in the state's history thousands of residents forced to leave their homes and businesses so far one hundred homes have been lost bazaga fourth of july in houston heavy rains submerged some roads flooded by us and caused at least one sinkhole mayor sylvester turner says the amount of rain they got caught a little off guard when you expect in two to three inches day and in some cases you end up getting eight inches speaks voice sat between nine eleven we were getting like three to four inches an hour because of that flooding the city had to change protocols for the houston's annual freedom over texas event asking residents to watch the fireworks display from home and not go to the park with fireworks show is supposed to take place california woman who took her brain dead child out of the state to seek treatment is planning to sue a local hospital nyla wakefield said it was all worth it when a northern california hospital declared her thirteen year old daughter brain dead after complications from tonsil surgery in two thousand thirteen when field refused to accept her death took the girl to new jersey there she found the state which accommodates religions which don't recognize brain death she quit a job she sold her home i left her family and gave up everything to care for her daughter who died last week and we'll be buried in hayward now she says she wants the district advocate from california as part of the malpractice lawsuit against the hospital where her daughter was having that surgery four or five in hawthorne have had some problems they've had some problems on so somare check on the latest.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on WBBM Newsradio
"The cubs past the dodgers in the tenth inning two two one splitting it all day doubleheader cleveland sends the white sox to their six loss in a row six three more forty five futures are up nine points going up to seventy two today in chicago cbs news update there's a new report very young immigrant children under the age of four are being separated from their parents and housed in three tender age shelters in south texas the associated press says the administration has leased space to set up a fourth in houston mayor sylvester turner now comes a time when americans when you stony ins when texans have to say to those higher than ourselves this is wrong this is wrong president trump has met with republicans in the house considering rival immigration reform bills he's told them he is one hundred percent behind both of them florida republican carlos corbala judging from how this one i have some optimism that this could actually get done it will be difficult this is an uphill battle still because again immigration is an issue that scares a lot of people cbs news update i'm deborah rodriguez wbz news time five thirty two to call the police officer robert realm oh is expected to be back on the witness stand for most of the day and the wrongful death suit filed by the family of quin tonioli greer state attorneys called rail motoo the stand so he faced hostile questioning from the beginning real gave one or two word answers contradicted himself several times and said he could not recall certain details for instance he said he did not speak with his partner after the shootings even though he told attorneys last year he did so several times and he admitted he left his baton in the car that night his attorney is joel brodsky starting backwards he's being cross examined which usually comes after your give your testimony than your cross examined by the other side we almost said his police academy de escalation training was utterly a joke but said he never sought additional training elsewhere bob roberts newsradio on what i'll five point nine fm and politics their latest round of dueling tv commercials republican governor bruce rounder and his democratic challenger jay pritzker get personal and slam each other over taxes around our campaigns new ad resurrects our.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Check to houston mayor sylvester turner cash it today turner wanted the state to take money from its rainy day funded to help pay for damage but abbott says that would have wiped out the ten billion dollar fund is not just sit of houston that has nays congress has approved billions for recovery along the texas coast an avid says he'll call a special session of the state legislature if houston needs more i'm alan scaia at least two people including a police officer are killed by roadside bombs in afghanistan's western herat province an afghan government spokesman says another officer wanted one a police vehicle triggered the explosion in a separate incident of civilian motorcycle hit a roadside bomb killing one civilian and wounding another emission donned district iraq's military preparing to take control of the international borders of the northern kurdish region preparations part of the central government stepped up efforts to isolate the kurds following their vote on independence earlier this week iraqi troops now in turkey and iran are expected to start enforcing control over the border crossings out of the kurdish region starting today the mayor of dr seuss's hometown firing back at a massachusetts school librarian of called the authors books racist and cliche in rejecting a donation of them from allowing a trump springfield mayor dom sanoh saying the comments of cambridge public schools liberian liz phipps sirrel where political correctness at its worst dr sousse born and raised in springfield israel neighbors the guys will never lose going to get with me but i promise you one thing we at.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on KOMO
"Texas in the heart of the rio grande valley in southern texas ninety seven degrees fourteen at boetie state park california this is america in the morning 16 after the hour i'm john trout in texas harvey has entered politics alan sky a reports the cat four storm that hit houston has left the town's mayor pointing to the state of texas to pay for the cleanup bill governor greg abbott says texas is already provided one hundred million dollars for debris pick up in houston terms i support it to fiscal responsibility as opposed to financial what houston mayor sylvester turner wants texas the tap into its billion rainy day fund to help with the cleanup without that money turner says the city would have to increase it's property tax rate turner says houston will likely have to pay two hundred fifty million dollars for debris pick up and overtime for first responders he says the property tax increase would cost the average homeowner in houston forty eight dollars but abbott says he'll pay any invoice the city sends and it raises i concerned that the mayor seems to be using this as hostage to raise taxes win in reality the city of houston a sitting on hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars texas sanam chancellor john sharp leads the governor's commission to rebuild texas understand the need for speed we feel however for our neighbours or condoned the coast that are certainly mirrored debris pearls and flown over there's a whole chievo people churn third is first is with us wicket he says he's working to secure federal funding so cities and counties can recover no judge no murderer dozen hair lonzo phone number his shoulders disturbed yesterday that's where we're approach every single thing that we do abbott says texas may use it's rainy day fonda but that would not happen until the next legislative session in austin in 2019 alan scaia dallas eighteen after in sports the cubs were unable to clinch the nl central in the car nmls eight seven win against chicago the brewers held off the reds sevens six to stay one and a half games behind the rockies for the second nl wildcard.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on WINS 1010
"Of the texas gulf coast and louis easy and i will get its fair share of rain to as tropical storm harvey moves on let's get more now from accu weather and meteorologist dave samuel center of harvey is now out over the gulf of mexico mexico over 80degree water and could pick up a little bit of strength as it heads back towards the end it will be moving in tomorrow overtly zana texas border area but it will continue to the rain across southeast texas in the rate is still heavy across houston extreme rainfall occurring now southeast of houston cheever's county or to the neighbouring county off seeing up upwards of six seven inches just in the last two hour so very nasty stuff out there we'll see another six or twelve inches of rain across the houston in metro so flooding conditions just being exacerbated on top of what's already a cataclysmic disaster any that's really what it is i will see the refinery taper off down there by thursday morning and giving those folks some time to catch their breath back to you the red cross says seventeen thousand people are seeking shelter in houston that includes nine nine thousand at the main convention center which was a quipped to handle about five thousand mayor sylvester turner is asking fema for more food clothing and shelter assistance but he says no one will be turned away lease be on notice the situation still remains dynamic and we'll be with the dynamic throughout the editor at the next 24 hours president trump is in corpus christi looking at the damage their here's correspondent jim ryan a few supporters of the president or holding signs and flags outside of firehouse where the first couple of his meeting with disaster planners and emergency responders who've been living the reality of harvey for the last five days texas governor greg abbott met the president on the tarmac he says he supports the white house plan not to visit disaster sites personally for fear of disrupting search and rescue war recovery efforts in a series of radio interviews today vicepresident pence said the trump administration will be.
"mayor sylvester turner" Discussed on Environment: NPR
"Uh but the best slow thing was for people to um uh to uh hunker down and then be prepared again not labour the point put we are hearing from houston residents through various means and some people are telling us that they felt that they receive mixed messages on how to prepare the governor abbot appear to call appear to call for an evacuation on friday and you yourself said in a press conference that moving out the this many millions of people would have been a nightmare did you feel that the cut a different message should have been delivered is there anything that you wish you could do over no not at all i mean we've county judge uh and i worked very closely together the local officials who all on the same page uh better try to move uh six point five million people uh uh two or three days before this hurricane was scheduled to land would have put more people in danger and then where where do you send them when noone knew new direction and wish the hurricane was going to take and so you can't ask six point five million people to get on the road uh and send them wear sent him to san antonio san antonio received a lot of race in boston austin received a lotta right and then um what do you do when you ask them to leave and they are no longer in the city and the county where you can meet their needs their someplace else.