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"To London on the Gulf Coast windows dot com 24 hour traffic center. Another day of heated words likely for Thursday into Friday with triple digit high temperatures or close to it, and he did to seize above 105 for the next several base through the weekend thunderstorms few and far between for southeast Texas. Most of the storms have been south of Louisiana and out over the open waters of the Gulf. Overnight low tonight 80 97 on Thursday with the Heat index near 105 meteorologist Scott Lawrimore the weather Channel 85. Now partly cloudy skies at the Katie are H Top tax defenders. 24 hour Weather Center H news time. 10 01 Our Top story the city of Houston reporting another 12 deaths today related to cope in 19 But Mayor Sylvester Turner says it does look like the region has finally turned a corner from last month's Serge. A few weeks ago, we had over 2400 people in our hospitals. Today's numbers that number maybe around 12 to 1300. No longer in that phase two of the surge in terms of our hospital's it's all now within phase one. Those are good numbers. Turner credits the use of masks for bringing the numbers down to orange. The infection rate of about 14% is still too high. Meantime, Harris County Judge the Hidalgo says no Children should be in the classrooms. Yet this.
School districts struggle to teach online; quarantines grow
"Has all well over 500 cases of covert 19 The New York Times Inside Houston Methodist Hospital in July, or 60% of the covert patients are Latino rosary beads resting in the hand of a 30 year old Ivan Sanchez, who for weeks has been on a ventilator. Sorta markets Deadliest day yet 277 lives. Lost cases are declining in 23 states. But there's also concern about the potential for spread in schools across Cherokee County, Georgia, at least 925 students and staff or quarantine after 60 people tested positive masked required for teachers, but on Lee recommended for students. When schools reopened last week. Parents were hopeful so many of us were desperately wanting our kids to be face to face. I feel 100% safe in Texas debate over re opening classrooms Please go. Middle school teacher Rebecka Azure quitting at the school board meeting. I respectfully offer you my resignation for I need to take care of my I just didn't feel the district had adequate plans to keep both students and teachers safe. Across the country. Nearly 180,000 new covert cases reported in Children in just the last four weeks, an increase of 90% 6 year old Jadon Coulter of Philadelphia was severely sickened by that rare multi inflammatory syndrome. But breathing too of damage. Throw thes coming from his neck, his arms They came in the room every three minutes. And this was a lot. Jaden is now recovering. But he'll be going back to school online and I was right about coals for one of my childhood school banana second guessing like it. Maybe Virgil's not their big here in Texas. The emotional debate on whether to go back to school continues. Most districts will even go back online or in person a little bit late this year. After Labor Day. ABC is
Fresh "houston" from 1A
"Been closed for your kids? Do you feel prepared heading into this fall? I don't know. The digital divide definitely has not been filled. Math is a very It's a very sensitive subject, really take someone who has experience in and knows how to teach it in order to properly teach. It s so definitely this year. I'm expecting to make a lot of videos, but also videos that air specific first, you know, student needs every child. Has a question, You know a little bit different from the other so you can't be a one size fits all. It can't just be simply. Here's the video to learn this and that's it. It's I have to. We'll have to break down some of those concepts in different ways for specific students and and the way that they learn because every child learns in a different way. I also don't know We've been notified. Of course, we don't return to work till the 24th of what technology The students have been given. And I've talked to several of my former students and They have received no notification as Faras went to pick up technology if they will be trained for technology or what without look like, and they haven't gotten a lot of answers from campus leadership. So I'm hoping that When I return on the 24th that there will be some sort of plan that will be able to follow and kind of understand what the expectation is for teachers and students and parents, Because obviously, parents, you know will be assisting in their Children at home with with learning in terms of the district has given you what do you feel You still need? What do you feel? You've gotten enough off this point. Well, I actually don't have any technology from my district. I used my own personal laptop, my own Internet access and My own phone. I've found creative ways of being able to situate my phone so that I'm able to use it. Essentially as a document camera or to make videos of myself. I've purchased an extra Webcams so I can have two different screen so I can have two different views where the student can see me and and also see the work. Um so I feel like I'm not 100% sure of what I could, but I would need more until we actually have a plan on how we're supposed to deliver this instruction. Because sometimes you don't know what you need. You know, until you need it. If you're sitting across from the superintendent of H, I s d right now. The person who in some degree has has control over the checkbook. What would you say to them? Well, when I would say to her that I am extremely proud that she made the decision for us to go virtual. I think she made uncredible decision. I think she put the students and staff first. And I think that that's amazing. And I think that that others you know, Superintendent should should follow her lead. The other thing that I would like to ask her is you know what's the real plan because, unfortunately, like I said, our district is decentralized. And so that means that each campus leader can make Decisions at their own discretion. So Every campus is going to be running a little differently. So I would like to ask her this year. Since we're dealing with this pandemic and going virtual can we just have a universal way of learning virtually until we're able to return to class? And then those campus leaders can make their own personal discretion. All decisions for campus need. But at this point in time, you know we have parents of multiple Children in different schools. You know if you've got an elementary school doing one thing, learning this way at this time in the middle school, doing the same thing at the same time, How can the parent balance that so they just needs to be a lot of communication. You know, you know vertically like a cross like, how are we going to align together to make this work for a family who has multiple Children who made on Ly have one device And what does that look like for them? That's Christina Tarango. She's an elementary school math teacher in the Houston Independent School District. Christina Thank you, Thank you so much. This conversation was produced by James Morrison in collaboration with our one Day Across America Partner, Houston Public Media 20 Across America is funded in part by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting Thiss program comes to you from W. A. M u part of American University in Washington distributed by NPR..
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"She's a beautiful is a beautiful voice and she composes for in the digital realm as well for Mac book and Electric Element. So she was. A part of that particular commission and called the unraveling and I guess again, I wanted to actually jump back to counter for a second some of these videos that are being put out now. You and other members of the Houston ballet are performing and I'm curious if you prefer working on new works like this or standards in the ballet repertory, do you have a preference? I can't speak for my colleagues or for me personally I sort of fall right in the middle which is one of the reasons I. worked. So Long Houston Valley company where we try to focus just as much as we do on newer 'cause we do as Looking back at some of the historical. masterpieces. So you know, but that's where I applaud Apollo for all of bringing new works to the table into this community because that is so important to. The of the artists but the development of the field of the Music in general. So we have to you know as musicians as. As a community, we have to continue to push new work regardless of how successful each work is. Right. We have to take risks we have to take chance. So I'm always thrilled to be a part of that to get the make new work myself is Thrilling and Terrifying and exciting all those things you know it's I. I can't thank them enough for inviting some of US dancers. Who are currently out of work due to cove in nineteen of course, to be a part of this project it's really Grateful and we will post links to more information about this twenty by twenty twenty. Project at Houston Matters Dot Org Connor Walsh is a principal dancer with the Houston Ballet Dietrich is the artistic director for the Apollo Chamber Players Gentlemen. Thanks for talking with us. Thanks. So Much Craig people are GonNa be blown away by their artistry of these UCLA callings. Thank you. Thank you. And that'll do it for today's show the Houston. Matters. Team includes Michael Hagerty Joshua's in bread Ruiz's and Brenda Valdivia David Pitman's our technical director. Remember to join earning news for another Houston matter special edition today at three on news eight seven. I'm Craig Cohen Join US TOMORROW FROM WAR Houston Matters..
Fresh update on "houston" discussed on Mark Levin
"County Judge Lena Hidalgo says it's still too soon for students to return to the classroom. A ticking time bomb. That's what Judge Hidalgo says about students returning to in person learning. Today, she laid out a road map for reopening schools based on the county's color coded system. She knows However, that they're just guidelines despite the state, removing the authority of local official county health departments to close schools for in person instruction. We have a responsibility and apparent jab and governor Greg Abbott Hidalgo says. The county is at level one code red, which means no schools should be re opened until at least September 8th. If the number of cases continues to fall, students will be allowed gradually in groups to return to the classroom. Wyatt Goolsbee News ready of 7 40 used to mayor So, master Turner says the latest covert 19 numbers for our region show that wearing a mask is hoping to stop the spread of the virus they wear. The positivity rate is higher than 20%. But in the city of Houston, our positivity rate as off. I think today and is right around 14.3% which is trending in the right direction, but we need to be at 5% are below. Mayor also said hospitalizations Oven almost cut in half since the city saw spike in cases last month. He says hospitals have fallen back to a phase one level for treating covert 19 patients. Fort Bend County plans on heading out 100,000 ppd kids to residents and hopes of slowing down the spread of Corona virus. County Judge KP George says the kids will have surgical masks soap in hand sanitizer. First distribution is set for this Friday at the Fort Bend Fairgrounds and Rosenberg from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Public corruption unit under the Harris County D. A continues to investigate a collection of African artwork that's being stored at taxpayer's expense. The collection is in a shed located in Harris County Precinct one. That's Commissioner Rodney Ellis's district, he insists, though it's a misunderstanding involving just a few pieces of art, now 2018 commissioner's Court contract mentioned 14 pieces of art from a man with connections to Alice's family. But the shed now holds a collection of thousands of pieces of art. Ellis has since lawyered up, Nick, Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio 7 40 k t. R. H long time. Houston Cougars football coach. Bill Yeoman is dead Sports Talk seven nineties, Matt Thomas broke the news to listeners this afternoon. He invented an offense. There's just no other way to say it. He invented the veer version of the triple option and one of the sweetest men. I've ever been around in my entire life passing with the age of 92 human coach the coach from 1962 to 1986 winning 160 games for the U of H President Trump touting the economic recovery amid the Corona virus pandemic. We have the strongest economy.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"And well, everything was going along swimmingly until you know. But while the pandemic has caused the group to rethink the final pieces of its project a bit, you cannot stop momentum and the project is nearing completion here to tell us more is Apolo Chamber players Artistic Director, met Dietrich and Houston Ballet Principal Dancer Connor Walsh Matt Connor Walk into Houston Matters. Thanks so much Craig and great to be here with you. Yeah. Thank you by. Matt, how did this project COME TO BE? Well six years ago, we wanted to think big think boldly and put Apollo on the new music math in a way that was true to our multicultural mission and the incredible diversity. Of Houston I. WE'VE explored music from a myriad of cultures from all over the world from Vietnam Japan Crane, countries and cultures of Europe and Latin America and Cuba we went to Cuba and then right here in our backyard. African American spiritual than American Indian Traditional Music We started with very little money but you know with some resilience and some bold ideas we were able to get as close as we've come. Concluding problem this project in twenty in twenty twenty and we had we had no idea obviously that we would be hit with Kovic. And you say you got a very close how close were you? How far into this project? Through the night this already at the final commissions a scheduled for March in May of this year, the nineteenth and twentieth, and then a big festival of about a dozen concerts all around Houston called festival twenty by twenty twenty at many different venues that we're going to be free of charge and ending. Miller outdoor theatre on July second. Obviously, that hasn't happened. So we wanted to still figure out a way to in a innovatively finish this project in during this year as our our initial goal. So we decided to put together twenty standalone video episodes of part of a series we. Interviewed. All of the composers of the project and some guest artists and we recorded some new studio performances and we'll be pro premiering doing a digital mirror of the final two pieces as part of the series of the end and then on top of that you know we're so happy to have connor here help the Ucla you know we've done a lot of operations with. HOUSTON. Ballet Dancers in the past we're them with the premiere of CACTI and then also on match as part of another one of our commissions in two thousand, eighteen called Brazilian beats, and one of our favorite things to do is to connect music and dance..
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"And you know look there are lots of organizations trees for Houston, is one of them that really focuses on planting more trees throughout Houston. They've done a wonderful job of that. the the power lines. Oh, that's a that's a tough one You know we have a sister. Called scenic Texas and they work. You know they they work on you know advocating for that throughout the state that is a tough one I think we'd all like to see that happen but I'm look there are things that are happening to improve all the things that she that your your your listener has has touched upon that are happening. Now since about that's good news, it seems like these efforts fall into, you could almost divide them into two categories what to do with new spaces that are being developed to ensure that there's some consideration giving given to. How they look. And then what you do with old spaces that are either being redeveloped or are not, and there are limitations on what you can do. How much do you? How much energy are spending sort of navigating the old versus new spaces? You know we that that we have people ask fat of a lot and that's A. What's that saying? How do you eat an elephant? One Bite at a time you know that's that's a these things are very hard to tackle and city in our city So we we don't. We don't focus too much on on that We focus more again on this on first impressions, shared public spaces, educating the public and and and and and developers, and all the folks. State different stakeholders who would be building Houston to make sure that they're you know making thoughtful design decisions when they're building. So that's really what we've focused on. You know on Fort like unfortunately there's so many things to focus on in the city of Houston we you have to you have to pick a couple of spaces and and go there I wish we could focus on on all of these things..
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"Yeah I I think I think it does make it harder in Houston but you can you can see the you know the city has a great list on their website of projects that they're undertaking. You can go to the city of Houston website and search for that. and you can see where the projects are happening but but I do think it is more. It is harder to make some changes because of the our zoning laws and he has done in Yang unless you live in one of the neighborhoods that's pretty strict about what you're doing which I happen to live in one of those neighborhoods you know it it is. It's it's hard to tim to make an impact. Or the the major complaints that you stones tend to make when it comes to how pretty or not Houston is. Well the ones we hear almost are because we are we were considered a sign of experts and we really focus on again streets, sidewalks, crosswalks that shared public realm we hear mostly that. About seionage blight we hear a lot about unworkable sidewalks we hear you know ugly looking streets. and so again, that's what what are focused on is is improving not shared public realm. I. Mean I think we we all have you know tripped over are the you know the broken sidewalks are neighborhoods and you know been scared to cross the street you know at times in our neighborhood there's there's a lot of improvement to to be made there. You mentioned sign edge blight Mario Rights after spending weeks in the lush green jungles, of Mexico and landing at Intercontinental. Airport. Driving Down I forty five with the overabundance of unseemly billboards was rather jarring. About that. It is it is It is jarring will look we're we. We were constantly advocating for less billboards in Houston and We you know that was our that was our initial mission, and we are very hopeful with this air- airport corridor district that the the sign edge this it doesn't really impact the billboards it impacts the sign that will be built. You know with the businesses along those thoroughfares that it will be greatly cleaned up with the size and height restrictions, and also those thoroughfares will just look a lot prettier now that it's been deemed you know its own district. But it is it is jarring. Forget the first time I flew into Houston I moved here to be with my my husband never forget the first time I flew in and I'm like, you know thinking what have I done and then I got four neighborhood and I got to our neighborhood and I it's the you know one of the prettiest neighborhoods you could you could live in and so you know there's there's such a it is. It's jarring when you first come into the city and then you know there's so much beauty in inside Houston inside lots of the cities around. HOUSTON. But you just have to get there I appreciate it. When I first arrived in Houston it wasn't anything about the scenery what? Stuck with me was everywhere I went my God this blast of cold air everywhere inside. And I'll admit pretty much keep my that all the time now. Dean is in Spring Branch, and she offers ideas for how to make Houston Prettier. She mentioned four she says, shade trees, preferably natives, walkable neighborhoods. She says, a walkable neighborhood is usually a beautiful one. She says cultivate the unique character of neighborhoods and she says bury the power lines in admits that maybe that's a pipe dream. What of those are realistic options. Well I think those are great Let the city just passed a walkable neighborhood ordinance. which is very exciting and that means that the city of Houston we'll have a lot more focused on making our neighborhoods more walkable. That was a big a big win think for all of us in. HOUSTON..
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"Yes good morning. Thank you for taking my call. I have a question about zoning and how the industrial and retail space comes to border residential areas. case in point my neighborhood was at one point very nice and beautiful, and once a residential Sorry. A industrial and retail space opened up pretty much surrounding our community We saw just the overall aesthetic declined rapidly a lot about side traffic and also a lot of trash that brings along with it that litters the streets and the neighborhood any elaboration on what may be coming in the future as far as zoning, and maybe a little bit of history behind why we don't have as zoning laws and for places. Thanks for the call answer the question heather. Well Look. That must be extremely frustrating and I think I'm I'm no expert in zoning. I I I understand your frustration and that's the kind of the beautiful thing about Houston and sometimes the messy part of Houston Our recommendation is that you know when you WANNA, see scenic change in your neighborhood and when you're having these issues in your neighborhood that you make sure you know there's a way for US citizens to to to make these changes than to have our voices heard and to you know make sure that you're getting involved with your civic club. Your Neighborhood Associations pay attention to what's happening at City Hall and then make sure that you know when you. When these things are happening in your neighborhood that you're reaching out your city council member and really advocating for perceived change in your neighborhood and I'm sorry that that sounds so frustrating that that's happened but I'm I'm not zoning for and I don't I don't know what's happening with zoning in the near future but but again, our mission is that were you know we want to empower citizens to make scenic change in their own neighborhood than and there are definitely ways you can do that by by staying involved in your in your neighborhoods. I. Guess just sort of generally speaking though does are. Are Limited zoning laws traditional zoning. Other ways that we do you have neighborhoods that have specific requirements and things like that. But we don't have the kind of traditional zoning might see in some other cities. Does it make it a little bit harder to get some of these.
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"And basically, the goal with this new ordinance that that City Council and Mayor Turner passed and we're very grateful to them is that it will all of the thoroughfares leading in and out of the airports into downtown we'll be much more visually appealing and it does that through restricting the size and height of the new signs that will go in eventually removing abandoned and unused signs, and lastly will improve the general maintenance of this area so that there's less illegal dumping and much more beautification in terms of landscaping along these roads and it will all lead to a much better first impression of Houston. And we focus on first impression quite a bit at being accused in We were the group that led the effort to improve Broadway leading up to the airport. A significant change in civic pride and really transform that neighborhood as well. I'm it feels so much better. You know when you're driving a hobby our airport, and now we're focusing our efforts on another. What we call Gateway Corridor entrance into downtown off of the PS exit on I forty five You know that's a major thoroughfare into downtown and we're focusing our efforts on on that area right now working with the city of Houston Texas, dot and Ito. and somebody other things we do. We have a big. Piece we created a publication called the streetscape resource guide. which really is a it's it. It focuses on improving the scenic character of the shared public realm, which are streets, sidewalks, crosswalks, and bike lanes and it. The guide really helps stakeholders make much more thoughtful and better decisions when designing these spaces. but it can also be used by it can be a great tool for civic clubs and neighborhood associations know when they WANNA see scenic changes made in their own neighborhoods. This is Houston matters I'm Craig Cohen we're discussing how Houston looks what efforts exists make it maybe a bit prettier and what more might be done to improve the scenery. It's the mission of scenic Huston. My guest is its.
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"Here in the Houston area we have four of those seats CD to which is inside the loop going up to go up up towards Tom Ball and then over to Kingwood and a very gerrymandered district where Dan Crenshaw's dealing challenged by. Sima. Lodge. Of Oregon CD twenty two, which is primarily in county Troy nehls is the Republican Sri Carney is the democrat. Then we have a CD southern, which is. What the western part of Houston was he fletcher's the incumbent who defeated John Culbertson back in two thousand eighteen. She's being challenged by Wesley Hunt and finally in another gerrymandered district, which stretches from Hesse Harris. County all the way up to Travis County Michael McCall, the Republican incumbent news being by Democrat Siegel. So we've got a lot going on in congressional races and it really. The size of the Republican delegation in the US House. Will depend on how well the their candidates do here in Texas. There's no hope Republicans are going to take a majority in the US House. But how far away they get from majority will depend heavily on what occurs in the lone star state mark anything else you keeping tabs on these days in the world of politics. I, I mean just watching the evolution of the battle for the Texas House, which is something that will relate to control the US. House. During the next decade, if Democrats are able to have a net gain of nine seats in the Texas House, they'll have see that the redistricting table in two thousand, twenty one when the legislature meets and they'll be able. To prevent Republicans from engaging in extreme partisan gerrymander that could cost the Republican party up to say six seats in the US, house because Texas will be have thirty eight or thirty, nine up from thirty six during the next decade and so the fate of the GOP majority in the US House in many ways will pass through what occurs in. Texas. Twenty twenty elections. Mark Jones is political science fellow at Rice University's Baker. Institute for Public Policy Rene Cross is a senior director and researcher at the Hobby School of public. Affairs at the University of Houston and political science lecturer at UH. Mark Renee. Thanks very much. And just ahead should we make more of an effort to keep Houston bit prettier stay with us is, Houston matters continues..
Houston-based Texas Medical Center releases new metrics to track coronavirus spread, guide reopening decisions
"Mark now for cases of positive Cove in 19. The number of hospitalizations though down now, yesterday was 7500 now is down to 7216. That means it's declining. Yes, folks, the Texas Medical Center, starting up new covert 19 tracking metrics now That they say will give us all a better picture of things. They include the reproduction rate. We're not talking about what you normally thank the reproduction rate of the virus and the positivity rates at Texas Medical Center hospitals, the SEC and the A. C C. Say they're
"houston" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Good Morning. This is Houston matters. I'm Craig in coming up. We've heard from public and private school administrators and teachers about return to school plans. But how much has the pandemic impacted parents who home school their kids? We'll ask one also former vice president Joe, Biden and newly named running mate Senator Kamla Harris are preparing for their first joint appearance. This afternoon we'll discuss that and other developments in politics and will consider if there should be more of an effort to make Houston well, a little prettier I though we say. Good morning to news eighty seven Davis land here with some of what matters to Houston today cove nineteen and otherwise Good Morning Davis Good Morning. Craig. Gap Excuse me. Yeah. This morning we're seeing. A new set of measures out from the Texas Medical Center you know they've got this Hindi website chocked full of data on how covid nineteen is playing out in greater. Houston recently updated that with these three gauges they look like speedometers with a needle and a circle and they're color coded. So with these three gauges TMC hospitals are tracking the effective reproduction rate, the daily new case count and the positivity rate. I'll go through each of these one by one, the effective positivity rate that's the average number people infected by one person. It measures how effective things like mask wearing and social distancing have been if it's any higher than one, the spread. Of. The viruses accelerating if it's lower than one is slowing down yesterday, it was calculated to be zero point nine meaning the spread of the virus is slowing but only only slightly it's almost to that kind of just one to one rate The other two metrics are newly confirmed cases. That's the number of new cases, each day and the positivity rate. The rate of people testing positive for covid nineteen as far as new cases in the greater Houston area that was thirteen hundred cases yesterday in order for the virus to be under control the Medical Center says that needs to be less than two hundred cases a day. So we're a pretty long way off from that for the positivity rate, the Medical Center. was at ten point, five percent yesterday they say that needs to be below five percent before the virus is considered under control. So like we've been saying this week and last, there are some encouraging signs there but we are by no means out of the woods yet there's still a lot of progress to be made before the pandemic is brought under control here. Other news though we're learning that Hispanic owned businesses in Houston has been hit particularly hard by the economic effects of the pandemic the University of Houston Center.
Houston - Gov. Abbott praises residents in the Beaumont-Orange area for adhering to mask mandate
"Praising residents in the Beaumont Orange area after Adhering to his mask, mandate and other social distancing orders to help come what was once considered a cove in 19 hot hot spot, spot, Also, Also, through through the the use use of of Rome Rome disappear disappear as as well well as as several several treatments. treatments. Medical Medical leaders leaders in in the the region region have have been been able able to to reduce reduce the the length length of of stay stay and and hospitals hospitals as as well well as as To To reduce reduce the the number number of of people people who who otherwise otherwise would would have have lost lost their their life life because because of of covert covert 19 19 governor governor is is also also urging urging Texans Texans who who have have recovered recovered from from Cove Cove in in 19 19 to donate blood placement help fight the virus governor will give a similar talk in Victoria this afternoon.
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"Thomas Council member for district F in the city of Houston that includes neighborhoods on the West half of. HOUSTON. Just south of I ten from the Grand Parkway all the way just west of fifty nine council member. Thomas. Welcome back to the program. Morning thank you having me absolutely. Well, I have questions for the council member. Really this time is for you to ask your questions at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, seventy. You can email us at talk at Houston matters dot org reach out on twitter at Houston matters. Before that break just now we heard news eight seven. Jen. Rice reporting on the concept of a grace period for renters facing eviction like is in place in some other Texas cities Jen reported the mayors against it but you believe a majority of council members would be for it. I assume you included What would it take to convince the mayor?.
Houston - A coronavirus vaccine is on the horizon, thanks to a key discovery by University of Texas researchers
"By the University of Texas researchers may help lead to a vaccine for Corona virus, UT professor of molecular bio sciences, Jason McClellan tells a statesman. A member of his team discovered a genetic mutation It stabilizes or freezes a key protein of the corona virus. They had been working on the previously so in Chinese researchers shared the genetic sequence of covert 19. They mapped it and injected it with the mutation, making it essential for a vaccine Now, McClellan says, for the five leading vaccines or using a stabilising proteins, his lab designed Big Pharma and the federal government are spending billions to develop a vaccine. And that was Eric like him in our Austin bureau.
Who is Alex Cintrón, the Astros hitting coach who instigated brawl with the A's?
"Brawl in baseball yesterday. Ramona Reynaud went right after Alex Cintron, who is the head coach for the Houston Astros, And this whole thing was bizarre to Maine. We know that there is a beef between the athletics and the Astros. Mike Fires used to pitch for the Astros was on the on the athletic still is on Lorraine. Oh, gets hit twice in the Siri's that the 2nd 1 I didn't see the first of the 2nd 1 was not intentional. But he was walking to first base is so John boy pretty much tryingto figure out what was going on. And I guess Laredo was trying to tell the picture had to throw the ball. Cintron asked, get suspended from saying his name correctly, If now I apologize, but the bench the hitting coach has to get suspended, has to get a lengthy suspension. Because he is basically egging on Lorraine. Oh, who's at first base? And it was gutless. What the hitting coach did he goes? Oh, yeah. You come over here You come over here. The guys 41 years old, if this is not A 60 70 80 year old heading coach. This is not who is the Mets pitching coach? That's your Phil Regan. This's not him or or the late. Great Don Zimmer with Pedro Martinez, where you see potentially an older person get thrown to the ground. That was not this. This a 41 year old yellow Nazareno basically, Tom come over and fight him, and he did the ultimate Gutless move off. I'm going to tell you to come fight me. But the minute when you take a step forward three for my players are going to step in front of me. And then I'm going to become Mr Hold me back, bro. Type of guy. That's the worst person in a fight. Someone that instigates the fight and then doesn't throw the punch and doesn't actually fight when someone comes charging at you because of you just being ridiculous in the dugout. That guy doesn't get popped if Joe Kelly gets it with what it was an eight game suspension. If this is it, the heading coach here for the Astros doesn't get At least eight games, then that's ridiculous. Albay have no clue how to figure this out. They'll mess it up. Did you agree with that? Then we have a heading coach, basically telling Laredo to come over and fight him. Or Laureano. Excuse me. To come over and fight him. And then he lets what 34 of his players take care of it that was weak. Yeah, it's weak and it's like extra dumb when the league is begging you not to have a bench clearing altercations, and then you instigate won as a coach, not even a player for seemingly I don't even understand the reason. And it even begins. So, yeah, you would think he's going to be in big, big trouble, too. We
Athletics' Ramon Laureano charges Houston dugout, touching off brawl between A's and Astros
"Outfielder Ramon Laureano charged the Houston bench. After being hit by a pitch replace shows that Laureano was jawing with Astros hitting coach Alex Cintron before going full steam at the bench. Reports say Cintron may have made disparaging comments about Mariano's mother. And a teammate Matt Olsen said central provoked the confrontation of what we've heard is that some things were said that weren't right. Um, the someone told himto Come over to the dugout, so Use? Uh, definitely provokes a little bit.
Houston's Minute Maid Park opens as free COVID-19 testing site
"Well freak over 19 testing now available at Minute Maid Park, the state the city. The Astros organization, a minute maid park are all combining forces to provide up to 2000 free tests every day, seven days a week from eight in the morning until four in the afternoon. These air mouth swab tests, they're going to have a drive through lanes in addition to four walk up lanes. Hey, a Spanish speaking staff on site, But you do need an appointment. This is a state site, Texas Dark Curative inc dot com. Nicky Courtney NewsRadio, 7 40 that, Of course, we have all the info at dot com. Ifyou'd like Teo, get all that information? That's
Eviction crisis looms as COVID-19's next catastrophe
"For those out of work and now without protection from being evicted from their homes. These are tough times, CBS's Mark Strausman Eviction day near Houston for Lisa pre DEA and her daughter, and I know this isn't about an eviction crisis wounds Covitz next catastrophic ripple. As many as 40 million Rangers could be forced to move the jobless have lost a lifeline no more extra $600 a week from Washington. They lose their jobs and their not ableto work their ability to pay their bills. Clothes away pretty
DPS trooper charged after allegedly sexually assaulting woman; 2 hit-and-run drivers kill man in southwest Houston
"Junior pled not guilty when he went before a Harris County judge this morning on a charge of aggravated sexual assault. One can said it was consensual. He has been relieved of his duties and the Houston police are looking for two drivers who hit a young man on a scooter early this morning and then drove off. The victim died. Police they're still working on a description of the vehicles, but investigators believe one of the vehicles involved was a white Tow Tow truck. truck. And And if if you you
Coronavirus cancels trials, jury duty in Houston municipal courts through October 1
"And Houstonians air off jury duty, at least for a month. Houston municipal courts have extended the suspension of all jury trials through the end of September. Due to the Corona virus pandemic. The court does remain open for all other proceedings. Those who are defendants in a jury trial before the end of September must reschedule their case with the court. Anyone summoned for jury duty before the end of September does not need to show up or take any action. Jury trials are set to resume October 1st, of course, pending further developments.
Houston entrepreneur spent $1.6M in COVID-19 relief funds
"Year old Lee Price, the third of Houston received more than $1.6 million from the Small Business Associations Paycheck protection program and then went on a shopping spree for luxury items. Prosecutors say Price defrauded the program by applying for five different loans at five different banks in five different cities for non existent companies that had no employees. The University
Memorial Service Today for Fallen Houston Firefighter
"Firefighter Jerry Pacheco is being remembered in a memorial service at Houston First Baptist Church this hour. Pacheco is the second Houston firefighter to die of complications from Cove it, Houston Professional Firefighter Association president Marty Langton says Pacheco's son, Justin is also a firefighter. A very difficult time for the Houston firefighters. We ask the citizens of Houston, please take a moment about your heads. Pray for the magical family and for the Houston Fire Department family. Pacheco's mother tested positive this past week, so she's not able to attend her son's funeral. Instead, the procession is going to make a slight detour and drive by her house so she can see out the window.
Houston state senators propose standardized, state wide system to set bond for violent criminals
"Eastern state Senators Paul Betancourt, John Whitmire, one, a Republican and the other a Democrat, are now proposing a standardized statewide system that would set bond for violent criminal suspects based on the risk to the community to prevent repeat releases. Their proposal comes after a suspect who was shot and killed this week after pointing a gun at the Houston police officer had been released twice last month and then skipped his court court
U.S. toilet paper companies have been destroying world's largest intact forest for decades: Report
"For toilet paper is at an all time high. A record about was manufactured in February and March, stretching to more than 22,000 tons a day. A new report warns that decades of production's been destroying the world's largest intact forest right here in North America. The NRDC gave an F grade. Too many local toilet paper brands are Anna Warner takes a look. Houston Lifestyle Blogger Joy Green Green switch switch to to TP TP made made from from bamboo bamboo called called Riel Riel sold sold online, online, but but I I don't don't think think there's there's much much sacrifice sacrifice when when you you make make the the switch. switch. PNG PNG maker maker of of Sherman Sherman says says it's it's researching alternative fibers but in a letter to the N R D C last year, said recycled content results in a sub standard product. In the report and our D. C. Accuses PNG of green flushing misleading the public with green claims, But PNG says it's toilet paper is sourced from responsibly managed forests and for every tree we use. At least one is regrown. Matt
Houston - Man arrested for murder of Fort Hood soldier who was found dead on the side of the road
"It a 1,000,000 bucks for the suspect killing suspected killer of a Fort Hood soldier. Brandon Olivarez, accused of fatally shooting private first cast class Brandon Ross Cran in May, then torching the victim's Jeep Harker Heights. Police say Boulevard has told them that he was the middleman in the sale of a handgun. LeVar is now charged with murder. The price
Ohio gov. tests negative for COVID-19 hours after positive result
"Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has received conflicting results from to Corona virus screenings. DeWine tested negative for the disease Thursday, hours after a rapid test administered by the White House before his planned meeting with President Trump. Came back positive. Statehouse correspondent carrying Castle reports that the wine says he'll be tested once again. On Saturday, the 73 year old wine and lieutenant governor John Houston, were scheduled to greet Trump as he arrived for a fundraiser and a tour of a washing machine plant in northeast Ohio. Houston tested negative in a video press conference after his positive result. Wine said he had a headache, but that's it, But I get a lot of headaches throughout my life. So headache is not anything that unusual. So besides that, I feel well. He was tested again in Columbus, along with his wife and staff members. All came back negative. Wine who has asthma, has held his covert press conferences away from reporters to avoid contact with crowds. He issued a statewide mask mandate two weeks
Houston Astros pitcher Lance McCullers upset about Chase Field roof opening mid-game
"Fields. Red retractable roof is the subject of controversy after last night's Arizona Diamondbacks game. The Houston Astros are upset because the roof was opened up in the fourth inning before it was opened. The Astros were leading four to nothing. After it was opened. The D'backs erupted for nine runs in the fourth inning and went on on to to win win 14 14 to to 7. 7. Houston Houston pitcher pitcher at at Lance Lance McCullers McCullers complained complained that that fly fly balls balls that that were were routine routine catches catches with with the the roof roof closed, closed, flew flew out out of of the the park park when when the the roof roof was was opened. opened. Astros manager Dusty Baker said he'd seen it happen before the D'backs say both teams have been told before the game that the roof would open in the fourth inning.
Houston - Deadly Beirut Explosion Compared To Two Fertilizer Blasts That Together Killed Nearly 600 In West, Texas City
"Now the deadly explosion in Lebanon is bringing back some bad memories for residents of a couple of towns. Right here in Texas Carol. These Bailey Friday has that story. The explosion happened at a port warehouse where more than 2000 tons of ammonium nitrate was being stored. The same product has caused deadly explosions and Texas 17 years ago on a fertilizer plant in West another in 1947 on a ship in Texas City. That explosion killed 400
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"This is Houston matters on Craig Cohen on Friday governor. Greg Abbott reinforced the opinion of his attorney, General Ken Paxton that local school districts have the right to determine when and how their students returned to classrooms, and that local health officials can't keep them away to prevent spread of Cove Nineteen Harris. County. Judge Lena Hidalgo in Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner disagree to discuss the political implications of this and other recent developments in politics were joined now by brand rotting house co host of News Eighty Seven's party politics program and a professor of political science at the University of Houston and Nancy Sims a political analyst and lecturer in the University of Houston Political Science Department Nancy Brandon welcomed the program. Warning Craig Craig Good Morning. Nancy why don't we start with you? Why did authority over when how to return students to classrooms become? So political so fast? It's like everything code has become political. So this particular issue has been intensely political because people make vast general rules without taking into account local circumstances, and that has elevated the debate over win schools will open to a very political level. Brandon is that or is it just a question of each level of governance if you will love school districts, cities, counties, states that whatever one you represent you think should be the one to make decisions about things like this. It a little of I think Nancy's right that this is certainly political because the circumstances have developed that way and I think initially could have been quelled. But now that we're where we are, it's impossible to take the politics out of it. It's really impossible to Texas in the middle of this pandemic that requires there to be coordination among multiple levels of government and one of the things we try to. Stress to our students is that this is such a complicated way to run a government and in many ways inefficient. So once you throw the politics into it, it becomes a real mess. Nancy. What specifically motivated the governor to make that sort of reinforcing statement on Friday after the Attorney General's letter came out after the Texas Education Agency reversed its policy towards funding for schools that wanted to stay online only. After the city of Houston and Harris County..
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"To support storytelling conversations on Houston public media including Houston Matters that highlight everything that's going on in our community One story that really comes to mind for me that I get the honor to work on recently was meeting a mother who is pregnant and had covid nineteen was rushed into an emergency room intimated and woke up several weeks later to realize that her baby had been delivered. By C. Section and it would be several more weeks before she could even meet her newborn and the doctors at Houston Methodist and the music therapists came up with unique way to help her connect with her baby and help her baby connect with her, and that was to record her voice heartbeat and put it on a device to play for the baby in her crib as the baby's. took care of her. Until. They can be reunited and it was just a touching story about the of course, the very real. Challenges that people are facing the very real impact of covid nineteen but also how our healthcare providers and frontline medical workers in this community are helping meet the needs of so many people who were affected by it and just telling that story we got a chance to spend eight ten minutes talking to that person and telling her story about the impact of it in with the healthcare workers at work with her and just an honor to tell. That story into spend more time on it. Then maybe other outlets can do in this example of what we do here, every single day on the station and.
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"The Cup home this is the seventh year that the Houston Dash has been in the league first to make the playoffs it's. Not only a surprise I suppose. That you, you made it all the way to the championship, but it has to be really encouraging to you know. Get the sense that. This is a franchise. That's you know. taken another big step forward. Absolutely they care and you know there's huge strides made in the off season as we came in, and we're looking forward to to the amazing twenty twenty season as it was, but then everything kind of happened and Yeah the club been absolutely phenomenal and supporting us in every way possible and I think you know without them. Championship wouldn't have happened so yeah, it's been a crazy crazy year, but. We'll take it for for for Houston. Once the League was in the bubble. In Utah there was not a single positive test for covert nineteen. Do you think how your league handled? The return to play is the model that all other leagues should be following. Absolutely, it was, it was thought out well planned by the medical staff and doctors, and then I think a huge component of it is the players like to be able to to listen to the guidelines, the standards, and to make sure that we do stay in a bubble, and I think that's the hardest part is an athlete. It was it was tough to be basically two months. Nothing especially in Utah didn't even leave the hotel on. It's not easy circumstances, but I think that the model is definitely the standard. Back to the tournament. Why do you think you and the DASH had this success in this tournament this year? I think that we are definitely underdogs by my every standard. And, so just everything that happened this year. We've gone through a lot as a team. And we really rallied together and behind one another through everything with the black lives matter event and Cova. And it's been a lot, but I think because we were so good at leaning on each other as a team the helped us. In the tournament commend. It was it was easy, but we. We were so close and. Relied on each other and use each other to build each other up, and yeah, that was probably the key to our success, not saying that other teams were in the same situation, but we I think we had so much more playful improve. Sophie Schmidt as a midfielder with the Houston Dash Sophie again. Congratulations and.
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"Poor oversight lack of accountability and poor transparency when it comes to officer involved shootings. They also want the FBI. Justice Department to investigate what they allege is a history of deadly and excessive force within HP. Would you care to comment on that? That comes with the territory you know you. You can't make everyone happy It's when you look at how you can say. There's no accountability when I just said we've. We've had to let go hundred and sixty over hundred and sixty officers. You know they keep bringing up. Quantel who doesn't even live in Houston. My understanding lives in parallel, but it makes a lot of money out of Houston and the people of Houston and and the tragedies. disingenuous, even brought up. The six officer involved shootings is my understanding including one shooting that he got the witness and re she himself video. What the family and He clearly stated to the family and to everyone present in the room that it was justified as the the aggravated robbery carjacking suspect shot at police officers, and they ended up shooting back at him. Sadly he died, and so you know that comes with the territory, not the first time that people of asking to resign It won't be the last time, but I think my record as a reformer and you know when you've had votes, no confidence because you're too tough. According to unions including the Austin Police, association after I fired one. African American Young, man You know we can't with there's no magic formula to. Ensure on percent you know hundred percent success in terms of every contact out there but I can tell you that my record is well established as a reformer and It is what it is. I just continue to do everything I can to keep the city safe officers safe our officers professional and keep the relationship going in the right direction with our commute Houston police chief Vado elect National President Domingo Garcia. Thank you both very much. We're talking with us. Thank you? Thank you. Just ahead the ever blurrier lines between news and opinion and how to know which is which we talk with Houston Chronicle editor of Opinion Lisa Falkenberg is Houston. Matters continues..
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"A building access to the Internet particularly in our rural communities where you don't have internet at you. Don't have the the wiring and the capacity so it's part about the infrastructure bill and I think it's important today to make sure that that that every home has wifi because kids can't go to school, and you're expected to to learn from home. But many kids don't have laptops. Many kids don't have hot spots. Many families can't afford to why fight. So it's it's GONNA to be. Important for for a school districts to make sure that they can provide that and again through the cares act that we passed in Congress that we're waiting for the Senate to vote on. Part of that package is to provide. That assistance financial eight to the state to give to their school districts to make sure that all kids have access. To the Internet and they have the tablets that they need to learn from home I this pandemic. May Go into, September may go into the end of the year. Can expect kids to learn at home. We don't give them the capacity to do so. The tablet is replacing the books but we've got to make sure that they've got that Internet connection. So thank you for the question. It's really critical especially for Paresh on education. Let's go next Jimmy in west Houston Jimmy. What's your question? Off Task Work what Congress can do to help bring about free tuition and public colleges. Seven countries in Europe have free universities, and they come education where glading raise our educational level. Make people have better jobs and. Expire decisions. Calling for the question congresswoman. That's another one of those great questions and I real big believer in in public education, and it should be free and accessible to all and I think that it's time that we consider that also for the college level, particularly the community college, level and then later the four year degree I know that at least One community college here in Houston Houston area recently announced free to I in that was the Baytown Community College over the area and I think that we need to start looking at..
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"Fighting for the boat. Betty. What did Houston's suffragettes conclude was the most effective method to sway stones to their 'cause. I couldn't see what I think really affected the Texas. A suffrage is. Gaining support is what they did during World War wound. They pretty much set aside. All of their activists activism towards the suffrage. Movement and and they really really. When in raised millions of dollars here, in Houston Liberty Liberty Wounds. They just I. Think I think their participation in that changed some minds about the women they were sharing in all of this. They should be equal citizens in everything and I. Think in at least in Texas I think that had a lot to do with with the opposition may maybe coming over and saying seeing what they were doing and they. They, they did equality in citizenship because they were certainly participating in the war. Effort like that. It's interesting because it does sound like. Michelle that here in Houston, and across Texas, anyway that that you know based off of what Betty saying that there was. A certain degree of success in that first approach that you were talking about the idea of now the this was really about lobbying politically influencing lawmakers, establishing and building relationships with them to to convince them versus the more overt. Efforts to pick it. Hunger strikes things that nationwide it sounds like finally helped to. Convince or push this Across the finish line. Do you think that different approaches were effective in different ways across the country? Accurately and I think you know on a national level. They were effective in tandem.
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"Those? It is possible. This dog may need some anti anxiety medication as well at least temporarily and then once he seems a little bit calmer. Finding ways to redirect his attention and behavior to something that would be more soothing for him and not trigger the anxiety added. This is definitely going to require some intervention from that nearing. Mark is back the line from South Post Oak. Let's try again. Mark You with us. You Sir. Thank you so my as I was saying my wife and I. WE FOSTER KITTENS and last year we were able to take advantage of the various programs in Houston that offer free spay and neutering and back scenes or for pets this year since covid nineteen hit, all of those events have been canceled for the past three months or so and I was curious. If there's anything else that we can do to try and get our cats, our kittens ready for their forever. Homes spayed neutered and vaccine before we get them off. Sure, and that's GonNa be hard for several months. There was a ruling that no. Elective procedures be done. by the shelters were veternarian and things like that with the need to help conserve a. p. p. e. for hospitals. And what have you those? bans have been lifted so the various shelters veterinary clinics and things like that are returning to normal, but there is a lot of ketchup to be done so I would just keep checking in with whatever organization that you were using, and they're usually was barking. Get on the schedule with those otherwise, if you have that an area that you work with certainly talk to them about it but but I know bark does some at their own facility, and they also collaborate with other veterinarians in the community. So that's where I would go, but there's still a Lotta cats up being done a lot of Sei's neuters that got put off for that three month period, so it still may be a little bit more time before you can get your kitty taking care of. Thank you so much? Carol. Joseph's on the line from East Houston Joseph. What's your question I good morning? Morning I really like breed of dog. cold weather golf and I've been told though I feel a lot of them around recently. Been told Houston is not an appropriate climate of dolls, and they actually suffer here because I wanted to check on that before actually got. Cherif, Houston and certainly not the ideal environment where hot and humid in these her dog that much prefer colder weather. Environment. That being said that doesn't mean they cannot be happy here but it does take extra work on your part to keep them indoors in the air conditioning as much as possible Certainly, this is also a dog that likes to work so getting up early in the morning. you know at dawn before the temperatures get too hot, getting exercise in there or late in the evening. When it's also cooling off and really getting the work done when it's not the the high heat and humidity of the day. Things, that can be done indoors. Maybe agility, those kind of things where you can really work the dogs, and it's air conditioned can be of help, and then a big thing is making sure they say well groomed, so you actually don't want to shave their coats down too much but you want to brush them regularly said they don't have a really thick built up at their undercoat. They can get mad and then not allow air to circulate. Thank you very much. You're welcome. Thanks so much for the call and that's going to wrap it up for today. Dr Lori. Taylor is a veterinarian with the Marland animal. Clinic and clinical associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Texas am Dr Taylor thanks very much. Thank y'all have a good day.
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"With covid, nineteen cases and hospitalizations on the rise in the Houston area, and across the state, a new mask order for businesses takes effect today in Harris County I'm Craig Cohen! Today on Houston matters. We learned the latest on efforts to contain the corona virus from Harris. County Public Health Executive Director Dr Shaw also ahead. The latest developments in the energy. Industry Energy Watcher Lauren Steffi joins us to discuss what covid nineteen reduced demand and A. A glut of supply continued to do not just oil and gas that every sector in the energy industry. Then we'll feed your dog and cat care questions for veterinarian Dr Lori. Taylor she joins US every month to help you with the care and feeding of your four legged companions plus Pro Sports Leagues Try to get rolling. Jeff, Balki joins us with the latest on return to play Verts, these and other Houston matters. Follow this hours news. Good Morning. This is Houston matters I'm Craig. Cohen coming up with new mask order for businesses going into effect today and Corona virus cases up here and across the nation. We check in with Harris County public health. Dr Shaw also this hour. The latest developments in the Energy Industry Energy Watcher Lauren Steffi joins us, and we'll feed your dog and cat. Care Questions for veterinarian Dr Lori Teller Join our conversation this hour at talk. AT HOUSTON MATTERS DOT ORG or call us at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, thousand, eight, hundred seventy. First up though news eight seven Davis Land is here with the latest on Cova? IMPACT ON GREATER HOUSTON. Good Morning Davis Good Morning Craig Yeah. The weekend has not gone well in terms of corona virus cases. We're seeing a surge in people testing positive on Saturday. The Texas Medical Center reported the Houston area, nearing two eight thousand cases. We heard from Houston Methodist CEO Mark Boom this morning. He tells NPR. This is not a testing issue meaning we're not. Not simply testing more people and finding more cases, because of that the percentage of people testing positive is going up. More people are getting this virus in response. We've seen some bar shutdown. In recent days by state officials, you may have seen some of these images of packed bars and restaurants. Authorities say they weren't operating safely Harris. County is also mandating businesses to require. Require customers to where face coverings or those businesses can face a fine that starts today. you know we also keep track of the Texas medical. Centers Early Warning System for several weeks. Now we've seen most of those indicators labeled no concern in green taxed, but now many of those have ticked up to the orange level of moderate concern. We've seen several days of. Of Positive Average Kaethe grow case growth, and as it has been for a while now. The TMC is warning that ICU base capacity could soon be exceeded, you know, of course we've heard it hundreds of times now, but the basic advice remains the same where face covering wash your hands frequently use sanitizer in stay six feet away from people that you don't live with. All right, thank you very much Davis. Absolutely. That's at eight seven. Davis, as he mentioned that new mask order is in effect in Harris County and many other counties across Texas. Applying to all businesses as the surge of cases of covid nineteen continues to rise the largest single-day increase of cases statewide was Saturday Dr Shaw's the Executive Director of Harris County public. Health Doctor Shaw Good Morning. Hey, greg good morning. Thanks for having me again. I hope you're well I'm well. I hope you are as as well. Reinforcing what David Just said, this is not just about the number of cases. There's been a surge in hospitalizations across Texas over the last week. A record number of them on Friday according to the Texas Health and Human Services. Data, it would seem again. This is not just about doing more testing, right? I would agree this Obviously we do have increased testing, which is good, but this is a far beyond that we have both from the community standpoint increase cases in what we're discovering from our health department standpoint, and that's the county health department of City Health Department, and then, in addition to that as you on the top of the hour, mentioned related to the indicators in the healthcare system? System Texas Medical Center set track data is all indicating increased hospitalizations increase ICU admissions, and and we're also frankly seeing things that Harris health system as you also heard over the weekend Dr Poor, said the Co for Harris Health is also been very concerned about the safety net hospital, so all the indicators unfortunately are going in the wrong direction, and this is very concerning for all of us. Yeah you mentioned Harris Health, and we've had Dr Portion on recently in. Talking then about the fact that they're kind of consistently at capacity. But then we were hearing for the longest time from Texas. Medical Center or hospital, saying well. You know we're. We're fine. We're doing okay. We're I'm wondering if we're now closing in on that point. Where even they're saying. You know what actually we're really closing in on capacity here. Yeah. We're starting to remember I've said this before Craig. That this is not just about seeing Cova nineteen hospitalizations in isolation in has to be taken into the context of cove, nineteen plus background, saturation of heart, attacks and car, accidents and everything else. That's that's putting an individual, a patient in a bad whether at a general bad or in the ICU. All of that together is what's the saturation and particularly in the ICU where those resources are constrained even more so than the general beds. That's where the concern comes in a since this all began. We've been trying to establish trends and understanding. How covert? Works I it seemed many hospitalizations a few months ago were older people or those with some compromised immune systems due to pre existing health conditions. Is that still the case? Well we certainly still do have older individuals and those with underlying health conditions that are in hospitals, and also those who are testing positive so that that trend still there we certainly don't want to minimize the the real concern for those with potential for complications, but we are seeing in the hospital setting especially, but also in terms of the testing in the community that it looks like the age range is trending down word and again I think this is the reminder to everyone that this is not a particular zip code. This is not a particular sector. This is not a particular demographic, and certainly not a particular age that whether your child whether you're a senior whether you're a young adult throughout this, this is about all of us being at risk, we're not superhuman, and if we do not wear masks, we do not physically distance we do not. Do all those things for hand, hygiene and disinfection, and obviously getting tested, and certainly making sure that we stay home. If we're sick, we can contribute to this problem, and that's really the message that all of us should take from this I have to say just in in my neighborhood. I'm out in. Katie and I've seen sort of inconsistency in WHO's hearing and heating? Heating, that message and you go from one restaurant or bar to another one business to.