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Ohio, GOP defend limit on ballot drop boxes to 1 per county
"There's a legal fight over ballot boxes in the state of Ohio. Republican groups, including the Trump campaign are fighting in court to uphold a GOP election Chiefs directive in Ohio limiting Bella drop boxes and the key presidential battleground toe on Ly one per county. They claim a county judge overstepped his authority when he blocked the move. The Ohio Democratic Party and others have sued over the
Houston area prepares as storm surges forecast as Tropical Storm Beta heads to Texas
"Tropical storm beta is slowly moving towards the coast of Texas and Louisiana is expected to drench the region for the next several days. Forecasters no longer think it will strengthen into a hurricane. It will bring more rain, wind and storm surge in Texas. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry says he thinks they're ready. The good news is we took the precautions we thought necessary should something like this happen. So where's prepares? We would be if this had been the forecast, all along with the voluntary evacuations, the pre positioning of assets and the search and rescue assets available, so everything is exactly what we have done. With the worst case scenario.
Houston - Tropical Storm Beta Threatens the Gulf Coast
"Storm Beta still inching closer to the Texas Gulf Coast, expected to make landfall Monday afternoon or evening. The storm holding steady at 60 MPH sustained winds. And not expected to strengthen into a hurricane. Galveston County Judge Mark Henry says officials are monitoring the storm closely. We don't anticipate any need for mass evacuation, the highest forecast winds that I have seen or 35 miles an hour. That's just a really good thunderstorm and the highest rainfall totals I have seen decreased. The bolivar Peninsula is under a Ah Ah ah! An evacuation order that is voluntary. A voluntary evacuation order. That's what I was looking for. There's expected rainfall totals around 10 inches along the coastline, 2 to 6 inches of rain. Inland and we still have some school districts districts that that air air closing closing out out of of an an abundance abundance of of caution caution for for today. today. Angle Angle tonight, tonight, Esti Esti Brad's Brad's a a sport. sport. I I s s D. D. Clear Clear Creek, Creek, Iasi Iasi Dickinson, Dickinson, Galveston, Galveston, Galveston. Galveston. I am going to be closed Monday and Tuesday. Matagorda Santa Fe schools. Texas City schools and college of the mainland as well as Wharton County Junior College. All will be closed on Monday. We'll update you on that list As more information becomes available. Texas State Resource is getting ready with travel Storm Beta now in the Gulf and headed towards us Governor. Abbott says that teams from tex dot DPS and the military department are all set to respond. Should local areas needed to send a bill to
Record storm Beta forms in Gulf as officials in Galveston County, southeast of Houston, prepare
"Bracing for impact from Tropical Storm Beta as well as Brazoria, everybody along the the coastline, coastline, they're they're handing handing out out sandbags sandbags in in Corpus. Corpus. This This our our governor, governor, Abbott Abbott is is pre pre positioned positioned emergency emergency responders responders in in case case they're they're needed. needed. There There is is a a voluntary voluntary evacuation for residents on Galveston Island, west of the Seawall. And this morning, Galveston County Judge Mark Henry offers advice for those living on Bolivar Peninsula to voluntarily of Jack, you wait, Stay informed. Pay attention. Watch your station on Bolivar. If you could survive in your home for three or four days without power, we're not sure what's gonna happen. You're okay. You can stay. If it's uncomfortable, or you need some life support equipment, maybe go somewhere else. Storm watches are posted along the coast will start getting the rain late tomorrow but are anticipating a rain event? Monday and Tuesday. Hopefully that'll be passing by on Wednesday. We could see flash flooding south of I 10
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
Houston improves Coronavirus numbers
"To improve. The mayor's special turn today announced another 230 cases, along with nine new deaths. They go back to June 23rd there. Three there in July, and then you have several August and I believe there is only one coming in the month of September, mayor says says the the city city is is positively positively rate rate is is around around 6% 6% that's that's improving. improving. Officials Officials targeted targeted 5% 5% is is a a benchmark benchmark to to fully fully reopen reopen schools schools and and businesses businesses going going great. great. Grab Grab it it by by the the way way expected expected to give a statewide update on Corona virus. Tomorrow from Austin, Fort Bend County Judge KP
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.
Los Angeles megachurch banned from holding indoor services
"Fight over indoor Services continues a lawyer for a church in Sun Valley that's been holding indoor services says that church is going to appeal. The court order to stop it. Daily County to Grace Community Church to court for violating health orders that the church's lawyer says the judge should have given more consideration to the recent decline in the number of covert cases in the county judge said the ban on indoor services is legal because it doesn't prohibit all forms of worship since it still allows them to do it.
Dallas officials plead for caution ahead of Labor Day weekend
"Labor Day weekend brings groups of people together, but new covert 19 numbers out of Dallas County brings a word of caution. Carol these might Gould has that story. Dallas County Health officials are reporting 203 new confirmed cases of covert 19 and a Corona virus death Saturday. There are also 195 additional cases from the Texas Department of State Health Services reporting backlog. Meanwhile, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says three day weekends like Labor Day holiday of historically led to more infections as the county saw 10 days after Easter in 10 days after Memorial Day. Jenkins says A similar bump this weekend means it could be spring of 2021 before getting case numbers under control since the first covert 19 related death was reported on March 20th. Dallas County has averaged 5.5 deaths per day.
Suspect in Portland shooting killed by law enforcement
"And we're following the news of the death of the suspect in last week's deadly shooting in Portland, Oregon, Michael Forest right now is suspected of killing Eren Danielson. A member of the right wing group Patriot prayer last Saturday as racial justice protesters and pro trump protesters clashed last night right now was shot and killed as law enforcement officers attempted to arrest him. Near Olympia, Washington. They say they were forced to shoot after they say right now pulled out a firearm. Jonathan Levinson is a reporter with Oregon Public Broadcasting, and he's been following this story. Welcome, Jonathan. Hi. Thanks for having me. What else can you tell us about right now and briefly remind us how he encountered Aaron Danielson in Portland. Right now was a 48 professional snowboarder up until the George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, and the protest started in Portland. His social media was about snowboarding about nature, and then When the protest started here. There was this dramatic shift, and it appears that he had been attending the nightly protests downtown. The way he encountered Danielson. There was Trump Caravan last begin that came through Portland. Hundreds of vehicles waving trump flags and fin blue line flags. They all poured into downtown fights broke out between them and counter protesters. Some of the trump demonstrators were shooting people with bare maze and paintball guns from their trucks. A few times they drove their trucks through counter protesters on the Facebook page for the event attendees were encouraged to conceal carry And this came on the heels of free this week's rally that just evolved into really extraordinary violence, a lot of firearms and that crowd as well. So there was tension coming into this past weekend's protest and as it was winding down We know that right now encountered Aaron Danielson downtown. Words were exchanged and ultimately right now fired two shots. One struck Darius and in the chest and killed him right now, then ran away. We don't know the specifics, though. We don't know. You know what happened What the altercation was about or what? Specifically, you know, motivated the shooting. Portland Police obtained a warrant for his arrest yesterday. Explain what happened once they located him. Yeah, Yesterday, Mama County Judge issued the warrant. It wasn't Portland Police located him is just before 7 P.m. members of the Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, which is a bunch of different law enforcement agencies. We were waiting outside in apartment near Olympia, Washington, where they thought Reinhold staying right now was saying they confronted him as he was getting into a vehicle and that's when shooting began. The U. S marshals said that he had a gun and was threatening the lives of law enforcement. We have been able to confirm that we don't know if right now fired at them or what exactly transpired.
Judge bars Kanye West from appearing on Arizona’s ballot
"Sad news were planning to see Kanye West name on November's presidential ballot here in Arizona America County Judge issued ruling today barring him from appearing on the ballot. A reason because West is a registered Republican in Wyoming. His lawyers say his status in Wyoming is irrelevant to getting him on the Arizona ballot.
Dallas County Moves COVID-19 Risk Level Down To ‘Orange – Extreme Caution’
"Covert threat level for Dallas County has been lowered for the first time since May. We get details from K R l D saw Austin your Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins lowered the county's cova 19 risk level from red. Stay at home. Stay safe, too orange. Which is extreme caution to stay in orange and eventually moved to yellow. We all need to continue to follow public health recommendations for masking physical distancing. And hand hedging, he says. This also means certain ages of students are safe to go back to in person learning on school campuses, you could feel comfortable sending back your up to second grade students. And then making sure they have a lot of distance. You're 33 fives. You'll dio virtual learning for your over six grade students until such time as we can move the yellow, Jenkins says. We must still engage in safe practices over this Labour Day weekend. To avoid any Spike
Dallas Mayor Urges No Relaxation in COVID-19 Precautions as County Drops Risk Level
"Some positive news coming out of the county Judge Clay Jenkins announced they're lowering the risk level from red, which is the worst stayed home. Stay safe to orange, which is extreme caution. He says this weekend's Labor Day weekend You gotta be vigilant, Great job. On July 4th and wearing your mask and not going out to big stranger celebrations and big group celebrations. We didn't see that spike on July 4th. We've got tow have another holiday this weekend like late Labor Day has to be like July 4th Wass. He says county doctors suggest pre K through fifth graders cannot take part in in person learning on school campus. What they are recommending are strongly discouraging is is any of our students. Great six through 12. Jenkins says the health Department wants to see the county go from orange to green before they recommend in person learning for six through 12th graders.
Dallas County Moves COVID-19 Risk Level Down To ‘Orange – Extreme Caution’
"And there's a color coded scale in Dallas County measures the spread of Corona virus, and it's been dropped for the first time since May, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins lowered the county's cova 19 risk level from red. Stay at home. Stay safe, too orange. Which is extreme caution to stay in orange and eventually moved to yellow. We all need to continue to follow public health recommendations for masking physical distancing. And hand hedging, he says. This also means certain ages of students are safe to go back to in person learning on school campuses, you could feel comfortable sending back your up to second grade students. And then making sure they have a lot of distance. You're 33 fives. You'll dio virtual learning for your over sixth grade students until such time as we can move the yellow, Jenkins says. We must still engage in safe practices over this Labor Day weekend to avoid any
Judge won't release full report on handling Smollett case
"Cook County judge has refused to release the full report of the handling of the justice Millette investigation. The investigation was done by Cook County State's attorney Kim Foxx and then analyzed by former U. S Attorney Dan Webb, the judge ruled. The report did not meet the legal standards for revealing grand jury
Dallas County Reports 217 New Positive COVID-19 Cases
"County reporting 217 new cases yesterday 24 additional deaths. Those numbers they're up at county Judge Clay Jenkins says. Infection rates and hospitalizations are trending down. That's good news. Tarrant County 411 new cases with four new deaths. Dent County had 171 new cases Collin County, They haven't reported in a while and they came in with 23 new cases. Yesterday,
Dallas - North Texas Prepares To Take In Evacuees From Hurricane Laura
"Laura, Laura, expected expected to to make make landfall landfall tonight tonight or or early early tomorrow tomorrow in in North North Texas Texas is is helping helping evacuees evacuees from from the the Houston Houston and and Galveston Galveston areas areas by by opening opening at at least least 1000 1000 hotel hotel rooms rooms spread spread out out across across Dallas Dallas and and Fort Fort Worth. Worth. Here's Here's Dallas Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins things government aid. You sumbitch. They family for those who need it that will be hotel ribs free of charge. Jenkins says they aren't doing group shelters due to Cove. In 19 concerns, he says, all evacuees will be tested as they arrive. The
Hurricane Laura: Houston in "danger zone" of high winds
"Night and into Thursday, Callison County Judge Mark Henry updating his county's evacuation orders for the city of Lamarque. It is only a mandatory evacuation outside the levee Oring protection system. It is a voluntary evacuation inside the livery levy ring protection system way have a couple of new evacuation orders. Dickinson has issued a voluntary evacuation order. FEMA has issued a mandatory evacuation order. And League City has issued a voluntary evacuation order with emphasis on low lying areas. Those near Clear Creek and for anyone with medical conditions and mandatory evacuations continue for Galveston Island and Boulevard Peninsula. The last ferry will leave tonight at 11 30. Montgomery County
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Like they can spread it particularly those who are underage hand or I'm sorry overage ten. Years of age can spread it just as well as adults. So this is a concern when we talk about schools going back. When we talk about kids being immune how many cases have we actually seen of children? We have had about three, hundred, and thirty nine. Thousand cases reported in fact, they represent eight so that. About one out of eleven cases are in children. And, although are much less likely to be hospitalized for children who are hospitalized one out of three ends up in an ICU. So that's That's so it can be very severe in children. We have also found that in the month of July, we saw a big increase in the number of children who tested positive although part of that maybe that were testing children more with with schools, opening up and daycares and things like that We just didn't test them very much before, but clearly, children can be infected and Clearly, they can transmit the infection if they couldn't I mean, we don't know of another respiratory virus where children are are not a major factor in the spread of the disease. When we talk about children going back to school one of the big concerns I think is talking about parents, teachers, the people that are involved with these children. So the children may not get as sick, but they can spread There's a new report out looking at healthcare workers, people who also deal with people that have Kovin, what are we learning from that? Yeah. Well, we've seen a lot of disparities with this virus in how people are infected not that this is anything new. It's just really bringing to light that certain segments of our population are at higher risk of many health outcomes not just this, and there was a study that showed that healthcare workers of color were nearly twice as likely as whites to get infected. And some of that may be because they were also more likely to not have adequate protective gear. So maybe they didn't have enough or it was reused. So that's you know concerning to they were three times more likely than the general public to report a positive covert test, which makes sense I mean, certainly, healthcare workers are at risk. Yeah the racial disparity continues to plague this virus across the board but I think it's also there in in healthcare in general is that correct? Right, and this pandemic is just point pointing it out once again about these disparities. do you want to make sure that we haven't done this in a while on the show? So here's our chance to remind everyone is all of this news continues to evolve and develop. You still need to wear your masks you still need to social distance is still need to wash your hands and we're still going to be saying that as long as this virus is spreading out there I want everyone to understand that is the best defense we have as individuals and the community to keep those around a safe and I love the idea that if you don't wear a mask, that's what slows down the opening schools. That's what slows down the opening of entertainment venues, shopping of businesses of the economy you wear the mask we get there quicker. Am I am I stating it correctly Dr Teresi? You are absolutely correct but I would add to that physical distancing as well. Yes. Yes. I run through them. So often sometimes I leave some out and remember it's twenty seconds to wash your hands. Even I miss that point of it we talked about the good successes that have happened around and you look at areas that have suppressed the virus, and then it comes back one area that's really surprising and I'm kind of fascinated about the way they're handling it is new. Zealand. was heard such great stuff about New Zealand and they got to reopen their economy what's happening in in New Zealand now Can you know they they reopened you could go to the movies out to eat. It was basically life as it was beforehand But just this week there was there were four cases in a family reported and nobody really knows where this came from. But one possibility that's being investigated is, did it come in on frozen food? There have been reports and not in the food itself. But on the outside of the containers, we know that viruses you know anybody's including Corona Virus can last longer when frozen and there have been reports out of China about finding at least the RNA. So this isn't to say it's virus that can infect people, but they find the are in a on the outside of of froze frozen food that shift. So because the One of the parents in this family that got infected work at a place that imported frozen foods. There is concern about this. Now, I will say this is not to panic people that you can easily get corona virus from from well first of all, not from food at all and we're on, we're talking to outside the packaging, not the food inside but even then we're, we're, we're really not sure if that were happening, we would be seeing different epidemiology than we're seeing. So. Basically New Zealand who had had no cases for this period of time one hundred plus days has had their first case. Their reaction has been though to shut down the town. Correct. They went back down on locked on lockdown. Yeah. Because they do not want any cases to spread and that was because they had one case and they're taking it. So seriously because they wanna keep that low spread. Right and the way they can contact trace. They can keep an eye on it, and hopefully shortly, they'll be able to they'll contain it and then able to reopen that being the plan. Correct. Correct. Yeah and so they're they're they have draconian measures right now too. So that in the future they can go back to. The freedom that they had Beforehand well, we're going to take a break and give you a little freedom. We have judge Adele standing by we're GONNA take a quick break. When we come back, we'll have the judge with us and then we're done with the judge Dr Teresi will rejoin us and then it's time for all your questions seven, three, four, four, zero, eight, seven, zero, this issue semester special edition I'm already news we will be right..
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"But also in the show today yesterday Harris County released a roadmap to reopen schools. We had the H. ISD Acting Superintendent on the show yesterday reacting to it well today we're going to look at those guidelines with the help of Harris County Judge Lena, Hidalgo? Who'll join us in just a little bit to talk about what these orders mean, how how restrictive they are. how enforceable they are or what's really behind them. We'll find that all out from the judge in just a few minutes. But as I said, it's Thursdays and that's Dr Tracy and I'm thrilled to have her back with US Hello, Dr Tracy I happy Thursday happy Thursday. Well, this is what makes it even happier because then I get to spend the afternoon with you chatting and I want to let everyone know that this is the last time we have a Houston matter special edition Thursday with Dr Tracy because when we come back, we're going to be town square and so we're going to have Thursdays on town square with Dr Tracy so we're changing a little bit That's good. About, right That was waiting for a reaction. Was Pretty Quiet. Actually there's a there's a saying that nobody likes change except a wet baby so Well we're going to bring all the good of this show forward into the new show. So hopefully, folks will like that more than they like a wet navy. Anyway Dr Tracy is here with US epidemiologist from UT Health School of public health and we're GONNA have our phone lines open for questions and just a little bit at seven one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven, zero. But before we go to call, so I wanted to catch up a little bit on the news and I, remember last week talking with you about a potential vaccine that Chinese military was touting maybe the. Chinese government was speaking about it. We talked a little about it mentioned the Russian vaccine but a lot wasn't known at that point. I'm not sure how much is now now but boy, Oh, boy is it made it into the news this week. What can you tell us about these vaccines that I think a lot of people are curious how do they have that scenes? What's going on? Why don't we have them? What's really there? Well, we have vaccines. They just haven't been tested yet. and and the Russian vaccine. Vaccine. Trials, there's phase one which is just a few people making sure nobody drops dead face to is a few more people. Forty fifty something like that looking for side effects and maybe Seeing whether those people produce antibodies in response to the vaccine, and then the phase three trials are the big trials with thousands of people to see is the vaccine safe because if it's a rare side effect, you need to have a lot of people to have it show up and does it work so those people you you give placebo, you know sugar water to half of the people half of the people get the real vaccine nobody knows. Who got which, and then you monitor them to see who gets infected and if the vaccine works and the people who got vaccinated should have fewer infections and the people who got the placebo well, the Russian vaccine they have not done phase three trials yet they are skipping that that part of vaccine testing. So there's a lot of concern that the vaccine has not been adequately tested to make sure it's safe and to make sure it's it works. How. Does this differ from what the Chinese were up to? The Chinese we know less about but I the there just hasn't been enough time to do phase three testing on any of these vaccines it first of all I, honestly, I don't know I haven't seen for the Chinese or the Russian vaccine but for the ones that the other ones that were developing in the United States, and in Europe, the saw is you're gonNA need to have two doses of vaccine to get a good response and that's not unusual with vaccines So if you think about that, you know even if we started. Trials today and then went another four weeks. Got People got a second shot you. Then you start counting you know are there well, I mean, you can look for side effects during that month, but you look for protection after that. So they're there just hasn't been enough time for either vaccine to to really be tested, and that's the concern that you've seen around the world that this vaccine may not be safe. Now I will say we're not going to have this Russian vaccine in the united. States. So there's nothing for us be concerned about. Except for the Russian people who may get this vaccine. Though I look at and maybe I'm short-sighted on this but I kind of have the feeling through most of this that we are a global medical research team looking at this that all these different countries are looking and trying things but because of the level of crisis, this is causing that we're all kind of helping each other along am I wrong in thinking that way. That would be wonderful. But there's a lot of competition between countries as has we've seen and also whatever whichever pharmaceutical develops the vaccine. There's a lot of money to be made here if you're going to be vaccinating. Eight million eight billion people around the world now. You know I doubt that it will be just one vaccine but so so the pharmaceutical companies are also competing among themselves to be the first to get that licensed back seen out there. When we hear about the published results and we're always talking about you know pre publication or information coming out in medical journals are these not the vaccines were talking about that are being peer, reviewed and looked at and so the information is being shared or am I wrong again? No the the definitely the information, the results are being shared. Now, there's probably proprietary information about how the vaccine the specifics on how it is manufactured. But yes, for you know we don't have any phase three trials yet, but with the phase one and phase two that those data are being shared in the medical literature and being peer reviewed by other scientists to make sure that everything looks you know okay and no obvious things have been overlooked. So theoretically, the Russian vaccine if it did work could be out there and working and we wouldn't have access to it. Does that sound plausible? Yeah. That's certainly I mean. We're not GONNA have access to with it works or not. So should it work Yeah that We won't, have access to it. All right. Let's move on to something else. That's a lot of people's concern right now, we talk a lot about going back to school be talking with the judge in just a moment about that. But what are we seeing and learning about children with Covid? Are we we? We've had mixed messaging coming out everything from the top of the White House saying you know kids are basically immune to this or that it can't harm them. They're indestructible. What are we really learning from the research? we're learning that. We didn't know everything at first. You know big surprise right and you know we thought that children didn't get infected as often. it is true that they do not show. maybe eighty percent of of infections in children are asymptomatic. What we're discovering is that they do have a lot of virus in their nasal passages and it looks.
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Is USA matter special edition earning news with my guest Dr, Catherine Teresi epidemiologists from ut school of public health or taking your calls questions comments at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven zero before we get back to the phones. Question for you, Dr. we see about masks? Always we have been hearing. Wearing a mask protects other people, but I'm starting to hear the message also saying also protects us any new information on that. No I haven't seen anything in the last week. But it. You are correct that you know. We've always thought you mask the sick person and so in this case it would be people who are infected, and no, they are, and therefore they're out at the grocery store or whatever but we there have been some observational studies showing that wearing a mask does protect you. But there are a couple of caveats there are different types of masks they fit differently, and you have to wear them correctly. For example, it needs to cover your nose. You know you see people around with the mask under their nose. Well your nose as part of your respiratory system, and the virus can get in that way, and you can sneeze it out that way or breathe it out, so It's not. Not just wearing a mask? It's wearing a mask that wearing correctly and there was a paper published this week, looking at types of fabric again and showing that they they looked at different types of fabric, and they looked at the Indiana kind where you just take, you know being Danna and rapid around. They found that the BANDANNA had the least protection and if you had double layers of cotton. quilt batting inside that that filter. Particles out the best. Okay. We're going over to the phones. Cy Promised Mike is here. Mike what's your question? Like. Question is about the vaccines scoreboard. That's the new. York Times publishes, but before that I wanted.
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Hidalgo will be here with county update and suggestions on how to navigate the holiday weekend ahead of us, and then a little later in the show epidemiologist Dr Catherine Troisi from UT Health School of public health. We'll also be here to take your questions comments and calls the number seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven, zero against seven, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight seventy, but you know I want to start today with what we're referring to around. Here is my mass grants and I just want to say. Every day we come on here and we ask you to wear a mask and so I started wondering about what if we're wrong? What if the virus is not? What science tells us it is? What if the masks don't do all the good that the studies show us they can do what if somehow or other we're wrong. You put a cloth or piece of paper over your face. So if we're wrong. What have you really lost? But what if you? The anti-fat face mask? Wearers are the ones who are wrong. What if masks wearing protects you? Your friends, families and community has science tells us it does what if the virus is as lethal am damaging as the medical studies prove it is. What if the Anti Mask squares are the ones who are wrong well? If the pro mask wears wrong, the most you did was inconvenience yourself. But, if you, the Anti Mass squares are the ones who are wrong, people will die. Is that really a gamble you're willing to take. I. Ask you that as today we. The death toll in the US has passed a hundred and twenty eight thousand people. So there, you go. We know search tool for stopping the spreads. We know social distancing works, hand washing works staying at home testing and another point contact tracers, so we're wondering today. Have you been called by a contact tracer? Has Anyone reached out to you whether you've tested positive or just? Ben In close proximity to someone who has tested positive. If you have, give us a call, we'd love to hear your story, and even if you haven't, we'd love to hear your story again. The number seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven zero. Okay got all that off my chest. Let's welcome. Our first guest judge dog is back with us. Harris County Judge Hello Judge. Good afternoon good afternoon. Sorry, you caught me on a day with quite a rant about masks. I appreciate your your nose there. Thank you. I've got to ask you first and foremost you were self quarantine. Where are we at with that? How are you doing? You know still self quarantine, so the the the exposure happened. Last Monday. It'll be two weeks this coming, Monday some and self quarantine till then per CDC guidelines Fortunately the test has come back negative hope is that it is not a false negative i. feel great and I find myself in a situation that many other people are are in this well throughout our communities, more more and more positive, and most importantly more and more people fill our hospitals. I had a question today from someone about who should be getting tested right now, and it's not I, think a simple question as it sounds like because we're also hearing stories of still complications in getting tests, and then getting results so taking all of that together who are the people that should be going out getting tested at this point, and what's going on with testing in general at least from the county's point of view. At this point, we still have the capacity to test. WHOEVER NEEDS A test? We're not at a point where we're having to say only. If you have symptoms sample now, that may change if the request continue to go up, but for now we urge people to get tested they if they have a reason to be, they may have cove it and.
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We're talking with Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo fielding your questions. We go next to Mary and Cyprus Mary. What's your question? Do not here Mary. Let's try Adriana in Kingwood Adriana. What's your question for the judge? Won't good Montigny size? Let me tell you the feed that we are so lucky to stop you. judge valuable shown. Proudly County in this situation. Going my question I. Thought did not be. they have a loan that it means we signed the type the by We'd be getting the bank. That's have there they they in April. They said that that banks send me duty, title and. Then for us, you seem possible to go. Today! I'm old tax collector to change the title. He's from east. Impossible is closed. You go to the website and you cannot do it. You go through the phone, and they give you down and give you a different number. You call the number. I'm telling you. That is not the right time I. don't we don't know what to do week. Another a decision. We can these type of one name and I don't know. What do we go all the? I'll let like I call channels. You know that investigate asking the same question A. Subsidy that I don't know what do thank you. All right judges similar to question earlier. What do you do if you've got something? You need to update like a title for an RV or any other kind of vehicle, and you just can't get it done. Yeah and you know where our tax office should be open and available for those kinds of things I would advise. Eat Aligned mind with this case as well. If there's a way to collect her information, we can have our team. Follow up and make sure that she can address it in also circle back with the tax office and see if there's something going on, but certainly there should be ways for folks to if you can't do something as you normally would in person, there should be an alternative, so we'll check on that and thank you for your support. Okay, so again Adriana stay on the line, and our producer will take down your your contact information and we'll. We'll connect you up with the county. Let's go to Claudia in Willowbrook Claudia. What's your question? High I, I want to spank. Dog from the bottom of my heart. For taking some sensible accent, it was. My daughter is a doctor. Texas children's my son in law's E. R..
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"On the mask order after governor Abbot had initially blocked. Harris County's previous mask ordered. The county went some weeks without any mandate like that in place then last week, when bear county established a business mask order like the one that's now in effect in Harris County the governor said that was fine, and that it was always an option under his reopening plan. Did you know that and if so was reason why? This wasn't instituted any any sooner? I. Mean I I was happy to to find out about that from the governor, and from Bear County judge. So as soon as we learned that dot was a tool, we rushed to implement it, and and my approach has been. You know every tool in the toolbox. That's why we have our army of contact tracers folks going into nursing homes all the testing we can do. you know ability for first responders and others who have the virus and don't want to get their their family member sick to be able to quarantine somewhere else, and then also you know as soon as this became an option. We headed out within two days. So what was your impression up to that point that it was not an option. Right I mean I think that generally that was that was. Everybody sends. I don't think any of us were holding back. Because we you know we. We didn't want to use the tool that was at our disposal, and so for me. It's it's available, so let's go implemented and move on and get it done now. The clock is ticking, and we're running out of time, and someone asked me yesterday you know. Is it enough and? It may not be I. think it more likely than not if it's not enough rate of places when they've in us to and we've had just letting the curve. It wasn't simply you know wearing face covering, so it's something that we have got to do. And I'm so glad to have received positive response from the business community. That's very telling, and it's very important, but I really want to urge folks as we see those hospitalization numbers. Numbers climb that we've got to minimize contact and we should not be participating in inactivity that bring us in in a group setting with people that are not our family. Even you know sitting near folks that are not your family. It's just a very bad idea right now. If you're walking by folks shopping for something quickly, you know getting get out. That's fine, but other than that musk no mask. We need to be minimized contacts. We. Have folks waiting to chat with you? So why don't we dive into questions? We'll start with Carol in southeast Houston Carol. What's your question? We want to know with all the precautions that math and everything else. social as much as they can distance, when will we be able to go into a library and use their facilities? At what point do you feel, judge? That we can. As a public go to our public libraries here in Houston. Thank you for that question. Yeah, right now we're doing you know curbside pickup at the library and you know there is there. Is Wifi available from the library that folks who really need it? If they need to go, use it. It's available in the parking lot It does pain me that folks can't go inside and use the library and we're looking into that every day with the Public Health Department and the committee. We have at the county to look at re entry and. And continuity of operations, frankly right now as things are getting more and more difficult. I don't envision it being you know. Everything is headed in the wrong direction, and so let's open more things up. At least some part of the county I don't see it happening until we're on the other side of this spike and look someone who loves books in grew up going to libraries and I stand what a challenge this is! I also don't want to be in a position where. In the county that are contributing to to the spread of the virus, and are you know public health advisors just don't feel comfortable with that just yet, but certainly as soon as we can, we will make that available. All right thanks very much for that call. Let's go next to Liz in Cyprus Liz. What's your question? My question is at the tax office for commercial titles. I heard that you could do it on the computer. And someone said it was only for new club card. Do you know that? and. He had so I know that there are some very limited things that you can do from a computer, because for whatever reason you know I it. You have to see you. It's very narrow and I'm afraid. I don't know whether this is one of them so I will tell you. They're taking all the precautions for folks that do have to visit her. There are some folks for example that just do not have a computer. You know they they just. They absolutely cannot do it any other way. What we'll do is Craig is if you have this person's phone number. I can make sure that we get the answer. Answer to that specific question, but what I know is the vast majority of services they can be done the phone or online and do know there's a very very limited where you do have to come in and I'm just I. Don't want to give you the wrong information as to whether this is one of them I don't earn so but I. don't WanNa Miss Speak Okay Liz. WE'RE GONNA put you on hold and our producer Brenda Valdivia. We'll take down your your contact info and we can pass that along to to the county judge. Let's go next to Lewis in west Houston Louis. What's your question? Yes Oh. I'm wondering why the United States. We cannot provide healthcare at the local level as we provide schools, elise water sewer so on and so forth. Why don't we just provide healthcare? You know in in district similar to school district. You have any any Fox on that. Judge Vogel. He, you know this crisis has really exposed the challenges in our. System and we talk to our CEO the Harris Health System the public health system and You know they're really bearing the brunt of cases there icy are very much. You know near full, and and just on a normal day. That's almost where they are. So it's it's. It's it's difficult. We see the mortality rates being disparate Just the impact that this has on different communities. There's many reasons for that. You know one big reason why the healthcare system is underfunded is the the lack of Medicaid expansion in Texas you know those are millions and millions of dollars each year that we don't get in terms of just the structure of how healthcare is provided You know I think if we had additional dollars. Certainly, we'd be able to have more services more clinics. This kind of thing one thing to keep in mind those by the time people make it to the hospital. It's almost too late and so that's why we we've been focused in Harris. County already on sort of health more broadly, not just healthcare investing in healthy food initiative like farmers, markets, and in investing in understanding the. The disparity mental health environmental issues made a historic investment on on environmental monitoring and going after bad actors in that sense, because ultimately that's what contributes to these health outcomes, so we've definitely have a long way to go. Unfortunately whether you look upstream issues or whether you look at the actual healthcare issues it does come down to an underinvestment and part of it is made it. Medicaid and part of it is just a lack of emphasis. From the highest levels of government on public health and on healthcare, This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We're talking with Harris. County Judge.
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"county judge" Discussed on KLBJ 590AM
"County judge to be careful making executive decisions during this disaster I realize were under emergency conditions and and the judge has the right to sign off on stuff but maybe we need each week nine o'clock Friday mornings to really look at now what's on the edge what's on the horizon this is a lot of money we're going yeah it's a lot of money to go over three point five million yeah and it listen I'm not trying to defend anybody here but you know the the Williamson County judge she he was acting on the information we had at the time everybody's best and and and I'm in a month ago two months ago there was a lot of data out there from the federal government should the World Health Organization that was real scared a lot of people what they were talking about two point two million deaths at one point so you got to prepare for that now the question is maybe at some point you know those contracts should have been modified or canceled that sort of thing here here's more from KXAN on the story Val says he was using multiple models from the university of Texas and other sources to gauge what would be needed perhaps we were prepared and I just that was the decision made at the time now that decision makers have a little bit of breathing room and they're hoping to settle any miscommunication and not to spend the full three point five million dollars right away everybody was in a hurry trying to decide what to do and it's complicated the problem is that we do have our the issue is that we have a process in the bottom of us together and decide this decision makers Caitlyn Carman KXAN news you couple this story with the horribly poor decision the judge made recently recently yeah when he got to a sheriff's deputy to drive him up to Gerald again all our fighters uniforms we could go to his grandson's birthday clearly bad judgment that judgment will it be violated the law that he imposed I mean you're supposed to have a shelter in place to stay away from large groups the stay away stay home order and then he went out and violated himself that's a that was a mismanagement of funds for sure I'm not gonna look it over preparing first for selling that no nothing new nothing about and all the older learning no but this is a black guy for him I mean this is two things in in just a matter of days they said to you know respond to one question well you know this is probably a bad competitive this is not a a a at an accurate just a comparison but the I do compare it to remember when the first year we had F. one here and the way that everybody over prepared for that restaurant stocked up on their food they stocked up on sterile door stocked up on hotel stocked up in in all these traffic provisions that were made and re directing traffic turns out so much of it was not needed at all now again completely different deal sure that way it's it's an example of over preparing for something that we had never done before and that's the same thing here there's going to be a lot of examples after we look back that people will have over prepared into because we did not know what was coming up absolutely yeah so I don't knock him for that it didn't next time you know they might look back on this and realize that our after we're through all this you know that will look back and go wow that was kind of a big over reaction well the thing that that is controversial and I agree with you you know the overreacting understand lot of people did we did everybody did but the thing that's good is these other commissioners so now pushing back and saying Hey let's back off on that's that's a good checks and balances yeah but the the issue is is the judge would not do this on his own without consulting with those commissioners and they were upset when they found out about Saturday to be kept in the loop that's that's that's a management issue that's that's key yeah absolutely that's you're listening to the best of Todd and Donna on newsradio kale BJ this is the best of the tada don show but join us live at five thirty news radio que L. B. J. today plenty of clouds around with a brief shower or two hi today seventy four for tonight turning out mostly cloudy low tonight fifty six from the weather center I'm Brian may at spectrum business.
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"To you county judge orders deputies to arrest a mother who is having an epileptic seizure I'm Carole mackenzie authorities are searching for a group of young men they see fit I don't see a man believed to be homeless in Rittenhouse square after he was jailed because he couldn't pay court costs hi my seventy Sixers host in the San Antonio Spurs leading sixty three fifty seven third quarter action good evening I'm Steve a fair sky forty two in Philadelphia headed down the thirty three and our top story at nine thirty one the mother was handcuffed and arrested a Montgomery County courtroom this week while she was having an epileptic seizure according to a witness the deputies appeared to think she was faking it it's a story you heard first on a wide W. news ready are cal mackenzie takes us into the port in a Montgomery County courtroom on Tuesday a mother who has a documented seizure disorder collapsed and was arrested during a custody proceeding before judge Wendy dem check alloy this woman was in the courtroom is as the judge was made aware that the mom was having a full blown seizure he said okay and then she proceeded to rule that based on contempt of court that she's fighting that she's under arrest immediately at which time all the deputies in the court room swarmed us independent sources have confirmed her account to K. Y. W. news radio the witness says the deputies cough the mother while she was unresponsive and in her seat and warmed her and put handcuffs on her as she is in her seat and then raised her to her feet which you can't do when someone having a seizure they can't support themselves and and she just crumbled to the ground it's a concrete floor and I heard the one deputy say oh come on stop messing around the witness does not recall hearing the deputies read the mother her right she also says that the seizure would have made it impossible for the mother to understand or to respond in any way she says the judge left the courtroom in the deputies moved in to make the arrest the mother was taken to the hospital by ambulance treated in the ER and kept overnight before being taken to jail Wednesday afternoon the sheriff's department declined to comment another judge done check alloy or the president judge have responded to repeated requests for comment Carol mackenzie K. Y. W. news radio a teen in south Los Angeles is arrested for having a list of intended shooting victims more on Matt after traffic and weather on the two sponsored by window nation for all your window needs an unbeatable offers visit window name let's check in with them thank you Steve let's go to Jersey this time around forty two south bend near forty one woman of construction popping up in about a half an hour to get the right and center lanes blocked as well the on ramp from forty one is going to be shut down through the overnight hours to this plan accordingly if you travel for to south bend in that area no problems thirteen seventy in cherry hill all quiet on one thirty now to the bridges see no delays Ben Franklin Betsy Ross what women and no upcoming openings for the to Coney Paul Meyer so anybody into a from Jersey it's a good time to do so now we do have westbound construction on the school call right at glad when this is going to pop up about ten o'clock now we had an earlier work pattern and we hear from pen that it was not gonna be block on in both directions on the school could express way city after Belmont they're scrapping that patter and just going to go with the west bound and glad when coming up at ten PM still have some slow traffic on city Avenue between the school and ballet have not seen too much of a delay just some a a vine building in that area thankfully no access to report and street road between old Lincoln highway and Kingston way construction blocks both directions in the left lane the cable W. twenty four hour traffic center I'm.
"county judge" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"County judge has ordered the, the biggest stories on the south coast from the dill ups sim newsroom. Here's Taylor cormier this, he's still UBS news. The five dogs that fatally mauled a fourteen year old Rehoboth boy will be put down the herald news reports that the Dighton board of selectmen unanimously voted last night to euthanize the dog's fourteen year old Ryan Hazel was found dead at twenty four seventy seven maple swamp road and dyke. Non may night after being attacked by five dogs Hazel was looking after twenty dogs at the property owned by dog trainers. Scott done more done. More was away in Boston at the time it has been cooperating with police Hazel regularly looked after the dogs for done. More. A Massachusetts man has been sentenced up to fourteen years in prison for luring a sixteen year old girl to another town on the premise of attending a party and forcing. Her to perform sexual acts the enterprise reports that Plymouth superior court jury convicted Twenty-seven-year-old Keith, grace of Chelsea of human trafficking rape kidnapping and other charges Tuesday. Prosecutors say he was among three people who in January twenty seventeen schemed to bring the girl from Fitchburg to Brockton where she was held against her will a twenty three year old woman was sentenced last year for her role in transporting the girl and helping force her to perform sexual acts for money. And a Massachusetts man has pleaded guilty to tax fraud as part of a scheme in which he bought millions of dollars worth of winning state lottery. Tickets at a discount. Prosecutors say eighty year old Clarence Jones bought the tickets to help winners avoid taxes Jones, submitted the tickets to the lottery as if they were his collecting the full winnings. He reported the winnings, but offset them with purported gambling losses and claimed he was a professional gambler. Authorities say that from twenty eleven for 2017 Jones cashed thousands of tickets, totaling ten point eight million dollars. He also pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns WB, SM sports. The Bruins enjoy more downtime before the start of the Stanley Cup final. They host the blues in game one on Monday. Boston swept Carolina in the east finals, and has won seven straight overall Saint Louis beat San Jose in six games in the west is evening..
"county judge" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"And and this will be done the same. But you have to engineer the entire scope of you think maybe thirty six on thinking prompt thinking, probably at least thirty six million. So where would that money come from? Well, there in lies the biggest question of a mall. Now Jimmy must supposed to give money to the expo center. Must supposed to give it to Woodrow. Will you? You're not you're not going to give money to the expo center. Again, let's reiterate not one trying to get some private money out there. Now roads roads will will probably by necessity of force us to go back to the to the people of Lubbock county and say, look, here's our plan. And and I do think I think the people of Lubbock county are really good if they know that you've got a plan that you are going to work the plan, and it's going to be long term to meet the needs of Lubbock county for the next again twenty five thirty years that we're just not going to put bandaids on roads. Like we've done. We've we've just and you know, you drive down any of our county roads that have had a lot of traffic. I tell you where I live. I live in the county. I I don't live in the city of Lubbock. I in fact, I'm the first county judge in almost one hundred years to actually live outside of the city limits of loving, and so I'll I'll. Tell you county roads are very important to me because that's where I live. I live on a county road. And so I wanna make sure that our county roads are well taken care of. But I also know that roads are a vital to our economy. They are farmers. Gotta get their goods in and out of these fields. Our roads are vital to our to our education because we we've gotta get our kids to and from schools, and you know, every time we've got a bad weather day. You know, the school system comes out and says, I we're going to start late but buses can only run on the pavement, you know, things like that. So I I've got to make sure that our roads are are in good shape. Because it's it's it goes directly to our economic development. It goes to our education. It goes to. Our safety our sheriff's department, our EMS units, if they can't get to you know, you call nine one one and our in our EMS can't get to you. Because the roads in disrepair, you're going to die. And so I would definitely wanna make sure that our roads are in good shape, simply because of the public safety aspect of it. So an an, and I do think the people of Lubbock county will see it that way. They'll see that this this is this touches all of us. And it's very important for us in this county to make sure that are we are you talked about Cooper being the third fastest growing district in Texas. Lubbock county is is a high growth county as well. I think a dozen people a day. Well, we're looking at the census numbers we took the census in two thousand we're gonna take another one here in twenty twenty. And it's likely that our population has increased twenty five. Percent from from twenty two thousand two twenty twenty twenty five percent. We've got twenty five percent more people coming in and moving to end win. They're moving to Lubbock county. A many of them are moving out into our rural areas are are small towns like I and and shallow water booming. So is this in accredit, Chris with this question is this the precursor to a big roads bond package that you're gonna look at the target areas. Based on the work that the county is done in a master plan included with Cooper to put together a package for boaters to consider in the next year. Again, I if we do, and and that'll that's not just up to me, but the entire Commissioner's court. If we do it will be comprehensive..
"county judge" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"We wanna build. Okay. We're gonna go to break. But as we go to break, you take your drink. And then I want you to take us out to break, invoice. The red raiders Curtis parish Lubbock county. Judge Curtis parish. You're listening to other side of Texas J Leeson's. Pass complete to Curtis parish for a red Rada first down. Uptake? Be back supplement. Gringo makes me think of this issue. I just wanna take sixty seconds here to in this toll curb Baldy, lots of people are looking at their leases in they got leases from rigor dykes, and they don't know what to some of the I've talked to somebody yesterday bad, then number any advice judge on where do they just call the DA's? What did they do? Let's see I I'll I'll need to kind of walk this delicately. It's I I'm in a position right now as as county judge that it would not be prudent for me to speak on this. Okay. But I'll say the these issues are going to be ongoing. And if you do have an issue, please con- you can contact the the bankruptcy court. And I would I would suggest you go there because this is this is going to be a long time to solve. Yeah. I think I think we're looking at probably the next at least two and a half years before they'll be able to kind of unravel all this. And then try to make some people whole I don't think anybody as an individual will ever be whole because of this. But we'll see what happens, but this is going to affect Lubbock in its economy for for a while. Good question. Eric let's move over to what BJ and others are talking about. And that's roads in Lubbock county is in I got I'm gonna speak from two different camps here. The roads in a lot of roads people complain about our in south Lubbock far south loving, we call. That's that's what people might call. It Lynn county. Well, that's where our high growth has been. And of course, you know, we're we're talking about the if you look at from school district. It's Cooper school district friendship school district those are high growth soldiers, and there's a lot of housing that's being built on. Then you've got some discrepancy from inside lupin outside the loop. I think what I hear inside the loop is where was the impact study on all these two lane roads that should be five lane roads. Even people live in central Lubbock whenever they go out far. South are amazed at these tiny two lane roads with potholes d three feet into the shoulder. But at the same time, you know, there's this, you know, we kind of have like a farmer ethic in west Texas, a lot of times of well, you decided to move there. And you knew with the roads look like that's number. One and Woodrow road comes up number one there. I wanted to get into the particulars. But on the whole where was the impact study whenever all this growth was underway. And where is a master plan in has anything changed since you've come to the hill. When I was elected, of course, finally elected after the runoff in may. And I knew that I would be the next Lubbock county judge because I was unopposed on the November ballot started meeting with with the folks in Lubbock county kinda see where we're at..
"county judge" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"You. Must build it. Correct. Don't know how much money you have. That's right. Cannot use general revenue, but here's another ultimatum. In april. We're going to have the ABC rodeo in April twenty nineteen is something going to be in place by April twenty twenty. I doubt it. I mean, if we're talking a an expo center like like we're dreaming about. I mean, we're the win take two plus years or maybe even longer to build so maybe ABC rodeo twenty twenty two twenty three well, A J. I do want to be very realistic here. We're not building the facility strictly for the ABC rodeo, we can't I mean, you can't put a, you know, forty million dollars into saving this one rodeo this has to be multi use it has to be it has to be suitable for Lubbock needs for the next forty fifty years. And so its size it scope its use is not just for one rodeo one week a year. It's that's one of its purposes, and what it should be one of its hundreds of purple there. You're not just speaking to me. You're speaking to a lot of people who hey, look, we're going to ABC rodeo them. We're going to implode. The Coliseum in the assumption. There is something will be in place thereafter. And you're saying that's not real. There will be something in place thereafter. I just I cannot tell you. I can't tell you timeframe that that will be built. Yeah. So you're just working with the blink cabinets right now that exactly right. Undisclosed number an unknown number from the controller yet. We have some guesses, but I can't move until I get that certified from the contra. So it is just ale. I said it during during the campaign in aborted for it. But I said look what you see a rendering 's renderings of somebody's raining. Yeah. That's right. It was a dream. And and we and I want to as county judge make those dreams come true. And because this half to this is what Lubbock county needs. And so please hear me very carefully. I want to build a facility that will suit Lubbock county's needs for the next forty fifty years, and it and it needs to be a crown jewel. It needs. To be a place where then we can go out and market that and pull in some some events that we've never been able to bring hot taxes tuten to ultimately increase. That's right. Our hotel. We're building hotels in Lubbock like crazy. I mean, just look at the the hotel building Boone that's going on. And so we need to fill those up, and if we can build a facility that will draw in visitors from all over and come to our community, the stay at our hotels, eat at our, restaurants, etc. Shop at our shops than we have done something. Very wonderful. We've done some economic development for this community, and we have fulfilled. The mandate of the voter to say, we want something good..
"county judge" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"Then chances are a lot of the rest of your body's in good shape to you you still on for this text football gig. Yes, sir. I I love it. I've been tell people your official title, I the PA announcer for Texas Tech football. So we go to tech games. I'm the voice that you hear on the loudspeaker. So I've been doing that for well. We just finished the season my nineteenth season of doing red raider football. When I started cliff Kingsbury was the quarterback. That's how and so got to watch span I've taken them all the way through and I'll tell you. I'm excited about coach wells. Next question. Yeah. Very excited. He is a very dynamic. You know, the thing about a head coach of a major program. Like like, Texas Tech is you're you're almost like the face the voice, you're the salesman, you know, four the football program. And I think Kirby hocutt has hired a great great salesman. I, you know, I remember listening to his, you know, kind of his inaugural press conference. It was over. I was ready to run through a brick wall. I mean, the guy is dynamic, and I think he's going to he's going to do some great things here at Texas Tech really looking forward to it size, boots dollar. Western wear got him. When I was more impressed with office behind him of it looked super tech something lonesome dove, a barn lonesome. He's he I think he's he's fully. Western course, he's he's Oklahoma bread. So we're going to have to deal with that domesticate that a little bit a little bit. We'll have to have to kind of get rid of the beer on the. Concourse you excited about that. Judge basketball's where we're gonna kick off episode beer. I'm apathetic if that's what TEK wants to do. They you know, is all they follow the rules and follow the law. I don't have a problem. But as as the county judge this has been my stance, not as a county judge. But I'm just reading into what yours might be until me if you disagree. But for my vantage point, it keeps people inside from going out and chugging six eight ounces at Jim.
"county judge" Discussed on Other Side of Texas
"But you are also you have a docket of probate guardianship and mental health cases that all come to your court. And so I've been spending quite a bit of time just in the last couple of days just working on the judicial matters of this court taking care of those issues as well. So it is a it's a bifurcated job it. It's part administrative and part judicial, and so it's it's it's quite interesting to kind of bounce from from one issue to the other going to one meeting running to this administrative part and then turning around and doing as mental health hearings, and and and guardianship hearings and probate hearings all within sometimes the same our. So it's a it's a great job. And I'm so looking forward to really get into it and get my hands dirty into it and serving the people up counting. This is. So your day four right now. Work on New Year's day. Well, no sworn in. Well, we got sworn in on New Year's day. And what a great event that was it was we had a little over two hundred people show up to the courthouse on on New Year's day myself was sworn in we had two new commissioners that were sworn in. We had several of our district court judges, and our and our an account court law. Judges were all sworn in many of those were of course, reelected as some were elected. We had two new Justice of the pieces that does justices of the peace that were elected brand new. And so it's a it was a great great day and to be able to do that publicly in front of friends family. Our co workers fellow judges the people of Lubbock county and to be able to do that as a very very special ceremony. And again like we had over two hundred folks up there in the Commissioner's courtroom. There on the fifth floor, and it was it was quite a deal. Now, we did a little bit that day took care just a little bit of business. But that next morning Wednesday morning that we had a commissioners court meeting. And so we we started going right at ten o'clock that morning with the Commissioner's court meeting and we've been blowing and going ever since. And we do have Curtis perished Lubbock county judge with us. We have questioned stacked up about the expo centers. Sir about roads. And we're gonna talk about bow ties. But whenever come back from the break gonna get the judge to talk to us a little bit about scenario picked out some random scenarios for you. Don't even have to do with Lubbock county. We just wanna get your take just some common man problems. I mean much to look into your judge. I've barbecue issues. No more about like pain pain, back friends, and no K. There's some good ones trapped in a haunted house. What would you do? Curtis parish with his stick right with us about ninety seconds from now, I have my phone with me your phone. Yeah. If I'm trapped in a haunted how well we can talk about that scenario right here. Quickey break be right back on other side of Texas. Roth that Bill. Aw. Some. All the stars up in the sky. By the Daggs..
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"That's the way that you can get into the program as we roll along here with the judge on the Good Friday here. So here's what I wanna do. I wanna talk about some issues. And get you to talk from your judge chair about it. And also wouldn't talk about the job. And then we've got some some judge scenarios for you that we're going to give see now judges judgment on. But first of all I was talking to folks on the way back from Amarillo, and I literally like just walked in ten minutes ago. But on the phone with folks in still confused about what your job is. Because county judge in Texas has a lot of variation in not just in Texas, but even from county to county in Texas, depending on which county you're in and how that county operate in some cases, you're the superintendent that's right in in some of the smaller counties, I think under three thousand you're the superintendent of the school system in that county and the county judge and the judge, but it all goes under county judge. That's exactly. Right. But you are in a larger county here. I think folks are I say urban county. Well, you know, say that reticently, but yet let me tell you the the terminology. I've been using and fill free to adopt it if you want to we are an urban city Lubbock, the the city of Lubbock, it is a urban city. We are if you take away the suburbs of of Dallas and Houston, we are the ninth largest city in Texas. Plus, we are the eighteenth largest county in Texas. So we're not quite eaten in that top ten area as far as county goes. So we're we're still very much a rural county. We are we we are still rule west, Texas. So we're we're not quite urban. We're not quite rule were Ruben. And so we're Aruban coun- Ruben, so please feel free to use that term. Well, I always say that Lubbock is. The the deception in Lubbock is that their cattle category gates round the city that will keep the bad from the surrounding from coming in. Also keeps the good from within Lubbock. It keeps the good going out. There is no cattle guard gate. So I would think as account it's it's affirming to me from somebody who focuses from a rural vantage point is. I'll look at state politics to hear the county judge of Lubbock say, you know, Ruben because you do have to be interested in what your cohorts other county. Judge officials Manley's are dealing with. But because you could very easily be dealing with saying things while we have urban issues in the city of Lubbock. Plus, you know, of course, we have a large. Tier one power five conference university right here in Lubbock. And so you know that and that brings the the city issues into into focus as well. We are we are a very large city. But we also, you know, not only do we have a large city, but we have some great rule communities. You know, even you know, shallow water and Slayton an idol new and new deal Abernathy hill that up there. But I threw in the new deal. That's that was that was for my kin, folks. Okay, about you're just taking the dig Abernathy while I sometimes do go ahead. Just 'cause now, but we've got some incredibly great rule communities within our urban. You know geographic area. So the county judge represents all of that. And that and that's really a beautiful part of this job. It's it's it's to be able to look at the whole county in our county. Commissioners are the managers of this kind of the four county commissioners that we have that that that are working within their precincts. And they manage this county and the county judge has that unique opportunity to kind of do what I think some people call that the thirty thousand foot view to be able to see the whole county the needs of all of us here in Lubbock county. And so it it's very unique role. And that's the administrative part, and that's not even counting because we're Lubbock county. And the way we do things in the way things are set up in Lubbock county. It's also the majority of the job is judicial as well. And so it it is that by majority. Yeah. The majority of the job is judicial you are you are the administrative head of Lubbock county..
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