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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:31 min | 2 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Your <Speech_Female> live from news <Speech_Female> eight seven in. <Speech_Female> Houston i'm cairo. <Speech_Female> Buckley <Speech_Female> former florida <Speech_Female> congressman <Speech_Female> allen. West is <Speech_Female> challenging. Greg <Speech_Female> abbott for the republican <Speech_Female> nomination <Speech_Female> to be the next governor <Speech_Female> of texas. <Speech_Female> It comes <Speech_Female> after west. <Speech_Female> Spent a combative <Speech_Female> year using <Speech_Female> his job as <Speech_Female> chairman of the texas. <Speech_Female> Gop <Speech_Female> to antagonize <Speech_Female> leaders of his own party <Speech_Female> west <Speech_Female> won a us house. <Speech_Female> Seed in florida in twenty <Speech_Female> ten during the <Speech_Female> tea party wave <Speech_Female> and quickly became <Speech_Female> a concert conservative. <Speech_Female> Lightning rod <Speech_Female> but he served <Speech_Female> only one term <Speech_Female> after failing to <Silence> win reelection. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> Almost two million <Speech_Female> harris county residents <Speech_Female> are now fully <Speech_Female> vaccinated against <Speech_Female> cove in nineteen <Speech_Female> news. Eighty <Speech_Female> eight sevens matt. Harrop <Speech_Female> has <SpeakerChange> the latest <Speech_Male> numbers. <Speech_Male> One point nine <Speech_Male> million harris county <Speech_Male> residents are fully vaccinated <Speech_Male> according to state <Speech_Male> data. That's about <Speech_Male> fifty one percent <Speech_Male> of the eligible <Speech_Male> population and <Speech_Male> forty two percent <Speech_Male> of the county's total <Speech_Male> population. <Speech_Male> Roughly two point three <Speech_Male> million harris <Speech_Male> county residents are <Speech_Male> at least partially <Speech_Male> vaccinated against <Speech_Male> cova though that <Speech_Male> sixty percent of the <Speech_Male> eligible population <Speech_Male> and almost fifty <Speech_Male> percent of all harris county <Speech_Male> now. These <Speech_Male> numbers are slightly above <Speech_Male> the statewide <Speech_Male> average cove. Nineteen <Speech_Male> vaccination <Speech_Male> rate forty eight <Speech_Male> percent of all. <Speech_Male> Texans have gotten <Speech_Male> at least one dose of <Speech_Male> the vaccine <Speech_Male> texas still trails <Speech_Male> the national average <Speech_Male> though <SpeakerChange> i met <Speech_Female> hair of in houston <Speech_Female> more than three thousand <Speech_Female> passengers <Speech_Female> have departed from <Speech_Female> galveston's port <Speech_Female> on the carnival <Speech_Female> vista cruise ship. <Speech_Female> It's officially <Speech_Female> the first cruise to <Speech_Female> embark from the us <Speech_Female> this year according <Speech_Female> to port authority <Speech_Female> galveston <Speech_Female> port director. Roger <Speech_Female> rees says it's been <Speech_Female> sixteen months <Speech_Female> since the last <Speech_Female> crew set sail <Speech_Female> due to pandemic <Speech_Male> related. Closures <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Music_Male> <Speech_Music_Male> are all. Is <Speech_Male> you know we lost <Speech_Male> forty four million dollars. <Speech_Male> That was how <Speech_Male> much we would have made <Speech_Male> at week. <Speech_Music_Male> Cruise on the ships <Speech_Music_Male> that were scheduled to come <Speech_Music_Male> out of here. The whole industry <Speech_Music_Male> needs <Speech_Male> it. The whole industry <Speech_Male> just <Speech_Male> needs to get back <Speech_Female> in <SpeakerChange> business <Speech_Female> you know. The <Speech_Female> carnival vista set <Speech_Female> sail saturday <Speech_Female> on the ships <Speech_Music_Male> that were scheduled to come <Speech_Music_Male> out of here. The whole industry <Speech_Music_Male> needs <Speech_Male> it. The whole industry <Speech_Male> just <Speech_Male> needs to get back <Speech_Female> in <SpeakerChange> business <Speech_Female> you know. The <Speech_Female> carnival vista set <Speech_Female> sail saturday <Speech_Female> even as a handful <Speech_Female> of passengers <Speech_Female> and crew members <Speech_Female> on other newly <Speech_Female> embarked cruises <Speech_Female> have tested positive <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> for kovic <Speech_Female> nineteen <Speech_Female> right. <Speech_Female> Now it's partly cloudy <Speech_Female> and eighty six degrees. <Speech_Female> I'm <Speech_Female> kiro buckley and <Speech_Female> you're listening to news. <Speech_Male> Eighty <SpeakerChange> eight seven <Speech_Male> support <Speech_Male> for. Npr <Speech_Male> comes from npr <Speech_Male> stations. <Speech_Male> Other contributors include the robert wood johnson foundation. Supporting those working.

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:34 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Their historically underserved neighborhoods are in desperate need of updates. We are here fighting for equity based on their promises to and we voted them in and we voted for the bond and we're still flooding. She and other members of the northeast action collective testified to county commissioners asking them to reallocate the flood. Bond money to make sure. Underfunded watersheds aren't last in line for repairs. I'm jen rice. In houston harris. County commissioners have approved a new position county administrator. Judge lena hidalgo says right now. There's no clear cut way to track progress and show their work to communities because their staff is already pulled in so many directions. She says to studies twenty years apart have shown the county needs reorganization to address these issues. The county administrator would oversee and would be supported by several deputy county administrators to manage the departments in the specific areas. They would work with each of us all of us together to set goals for the department head although says they will also give regular updates to the public. Commissioner jack cagle argued against the plan saying it would create more bureaucracy but in the end commissioners approved the new position along party lines showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon with highs today around ninety. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include indeed with instant match..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:34 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Their historically underserved neighborhoods are in desperate need of updates. We are here fighting for equity based on their promises to and we voted them in and we voted for the bond and we're still flooding. She and other members of the northeast action collective testified to county commissioners asking them to reallocate the flood. Bond money to make sure. Underfunded watersheds aren't last in line for repairs. I'm jen rice. In houston harris. County commissioners have approved a new position county administrator. Judge lena hidalgo says right now. There's no clear cut way to track progress and show their work to communities because their staff is already pulled in so many directions. She says to studies twenty years apart have shown the county needs reorganization to address these issues. The county administrator would oversee and would be supported by several deputy county administrators to manage the departments in the specific areas. They would work with each of us all of us together to set goals for the department head although says they will also give regular updates to the public. Commissioner jack cagle argued against the plan saying it would create more bureaucracy but in the end commissioners approved the new position along party lines showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon with highs today around ninety. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include indeed with instant match..

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:19 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Days <Speech_Female> live <Speech_Female> from news <Speech_Female> eight seven in. Houston <Speech_Female> i'm kyra. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> We're learning that. A group <Speech_Female> of democratic <Speech_Female> lawmakers <Speech_Female> and the texas <Speech_Female> afl cio <Speech_Female> are asking <Speech_Female> the texas <Speech_Female> supreme court <Speech_Female> to reject <Speech_Female> the governor's veto <Speech_Female> the legislature's <Speech_Female> budget <Speech_Female> government reporter. <Speech_Female> Andrew schneider <Speech_Female> is here live <Speech_Female> to tell us <SpeakerChange> more. <Speech_Male> Hi andrew <Speech_Male> i cairo. <Speech_Male> House democrats <Speech_Male> in the afl cio <Speech_Male> are arguing. <Speech_Male> The governor's <Speech_Male> moves unconstitutional. <Speech_Male> Because <Speech_Male> it basically <Speech_Male> let some cancel out of <Speech_Male> coequal branch of <Speech_Male> government. <Speech_Male> The texas constitution <Speech_Male> guarantees <Speech_Male> of lawmakers <Speech_Male> are paid their six <Speech_Male> hundred dollars a month <Speech_Male> plus <Speech_Male> two hundred twenty one dollars <Speech_Male> per day whenever the <Speech_Male> legends in session. <Speech_Male> That means <Speech_Male> the only ones affected <Speech_Male> by the veto. <Speech_Male> The full-time government <Speech_Male> employees who support <Speech_Male> the legislature <Speech_Male> ranging <Speech_Male> from office staff. <Speech_Male> Who actually do all <Speech_Male> the paperwork for bills <Speech_Male> to grounds <Speech_Male> crew and cafeteria <Speech_Male> workers. <Speech_Male> The way things are <Speech_Male> going now unless <Speech_Male> the funding is restored <Speech_Male> either by the court <Speech_Male> or in a special <Speech_Male> session. The <Speech_Male> legislature will cease <Speech_Male> to function on september. <Speech_Male> First <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> back to you. Kyra <Speech_Female> andrew. <Speech_Female> Thank you so much <Speech_Female> vice <Speech_Female> president. Kamala <Speech_Female> harris in el <Speech_Female> paso today <Speech_Female> as part of the biden <Speech_Female> administration's <Speech_Female> effort to address <Speech_Female> the root causes <Speech_Female> of migration <Speech_Female> from central america <Speech_Female> to the united states. <Speech_Female> Harris <Speech_Female> spoke with reporters <Speech_Female> right after landing <Speech_Female> in the west texas <Speech_Female> city. She <Speech_Female> said most people <Speech_Female> do not <Speech_Female> want to <SpeakerChange> leave their <Speech_Female> homes <Speech_Music_Female> when they do <Speech_Music_Female> it is usually because <Speech_Music_Female> either their slain <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Music_Female> <Speech_Music_Female> cannot take <Speech_Music_Female> care of the simple <Speech_Music_Female> and basically <Laughter> their family <SpeakerChange> by saying <Speech_Female> where they are. <Speech_Female> The vice <Speech_Female> president has been <Speech_Female> criticized for <Speech_Female> not visiting <Speech_Female> the border sooner <Speech_Female> by members of both <Speech_Female> parties. <Speech_Female> Well <Speech_Female> she will tour <Speech_Female> customs and border <Speech_Female> patrol processing <Speech_Female> center and meet <Speech_Female> with local <Speech_Female> kits <Speech_Female> mostly sunny <Speech_Female> skies today although <Speech_Female> there is a chance <Speech_Female> of showers <Speech_Female> and thunderstorms this <Speech_Female> afternoon. Otherwise <Speech_Female> highs in <Speech_Female> the low to mid ninety <Speech_Female> s tonight <Speech_Female> partly cloudy with <Speech_Female> lows around eighty <Speech_Female> and then more <Speech_Female> of the same over <Speech_Female> the weekend with <Speech_Female> highs back in the <Speech_Female> ninety s. <Speech_Female> I'm kiro buckley. <Speech_Male> News <SpeakerChange> eighty <Speech_Male> eight seven <Speech_Male> support for. Npr <Speech_Male> comes from <Speech_Male> npr stations. <Speech_Male> Other contributors include uma a cloud based phone service for small.

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:38 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Live <Speech_Female> from news eight <Speech_Female> seven in. Houston <Speech_Female> i'm kyra buckley. <Speech_Female> More <Speech_Female> than a dozen houston <Speech_Female> area prisoners. <Speech_Female> Who were <Speech_Female> eligible for <Speech_Female> parole died <Speech_Female> in prison while <Speech_Female> waiting to be released. <Speech_Female> Houston public <Speech_Female> media intern. <Speech_Female> Sarah hutchinson <Speech_Female> tells us these <Speech_Female> deaths come <Speech_Female> following advocates <Speech_Female> unsuccessful <Speech_Female> calls for <Speech_Female> prison reductions <Speech_Female> during <SpeakerChange> the pandemic <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> in the pandemic alone <Speech_Female> nine people <Speech_Female> convicted in harris <Speech_Female> county and later <Speech_Female> approved for <Speech_Female> release died in <Speech_Female> custody. <Speech_Female> At least two of those <Speech_Music_Female> deaths were related <Speech_Music_Female> to covid nineteen. <Speech_Female> The data <Speech_Female> comes from report <Speech_Female> out of ut austin <Speech_Female> which identified <Speech_Female> a total of sixty <Speech_Female> eight people <Speech_Female> out texas prisons <Speech_Female> and jails who <Speech_Female> died over the past two <Speech_Female> years <SpeakerChange> while awaiting <Speech_Female> release sarah <Speech_Female> hutchinson reporting <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> drainage systems <Speech_Female> and harris <Speech_Female> county that are still <Speech_Female> damaged <Speech_Female> from hurricane. Harvey <Speech_Female> might <Speech_Female> be repaired soon <Speech_Female> and news. <Speech_Female> Eight sevens matt <Speech_Female> harrop tells us <Speech_Female> how the federal <SpeakerChange> government <Silence> could help <Speech_Male> large <Speech_Male> amounts of sand <Speech_Male> and sediment were deposited <Speech_Male> along the banks <Speech_Male> and within the channels <Speech_Male> of the barker reservoir <Speech_Male> thanks to harvey <Speech_Male> and the buildup <Speech_Male> is still <Speech_Male> there. The harris <Speech_Male> county flood control. <Speech_Male> District has been awarded <Speech_Male> just under ten <Speech_Male> million dollars <Speech_Male> by fema <Speech_Male> to help make repairs <Speech_Male> to nearby by <Speech_Male> using creek's <Speech_Male> getting them back <Speech_Male> to pre harvey conditions. <Speech_Male> A <Speech_Male> congressional staffer <Speech_Male> tells us construction <Speech_Male> could start <Speech_Male> as early. As next <Speech_Male> year and ultimately <Speech_Male> could <SpeakerChange> take several <Speech_Male> years to complete <Speech_Male> matt hair <Speech_Female> reporting. <Speech_Female> meanwhile <Speech_Female> starting on. September <Speech_Female> first houstonians. <Speech_Female> We'll see their water <Speech_Female> bills. Go up city <Speech_Female> council approved <Speech_Female> the increase to pay <Speech_Female> for maintenance and upgrades <Speech_Female> to the water <Speech_Female> and sewer systems. <Speech_Female> An average <Speech_Female> single family <Speech_Female> home will pay <Speech_Female> about four dollars <Speech_Female> more <SpeakerChange> per month. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> A member of the houston <Speech_Female> dash will be playing <Speech_Female> for the us. National <Speech_Female> women's soccer <Speech_Female> team at the tokyo <Speech_Female> olympics <Speech_Female> dash midfielder. <Speech_Female> Christie <Speech_Female> mucus made the cut <Speech_Female> and so did her <Speech_Female> sister a pro <Speech_Female> player on north carolina's <Speech_Female> team. <Speech_Female> The us has <Speech_Female> won. Four olympic <Speech_Female> gold medals in <Speech_Female> women's soccer <Speech_Female> more than any <Speech_Female> other country <Speech_Female> mostly <Speech_Female> sunny skies today <Speech_Female> chance of afternoon <Speech_Female> thunderstorms and showers <Speech_Female> with highs <Speech_Female> going up to the <Speech_Female> mid ninety s. I'm <Speech_Female> kiro buckley. <Silence> News mucus made the cut <Speech_Female> and so did her <Speech_Female> sister a pro <Speech_Female> player on north carolina's <Speech_Female> team. <Speech_Female> The us has <Speech_Female> won. Four olympic <Speech_Female> gold medals in <Speech_Female> women's soccer <Speech_Female> more than any <Speech_Female> other country <Speech_Female> mostly <Speech_Female> sunny skies today <Speech_Female> chance of afternoon <Speech_Female> thunderstorms and showers <Speech_Female> with highs <Speech_Female> going up to the <Speech_Female> mid ninety s. 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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:19 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"We are live from eight seven in. Houston i'm kyra buckley. A south texas prison is moving inmates out to other lockups to make room for undocumented. Immigrants as news eighty eight seven flory and martin reports. Part of the governor's operation lone star. Dolph briscoe unit located roughly between san antonio and laredo. This week started relocating inmates to other prisons in the state. That's according to the texas department of criminal justice a td cj spokesperson told us the briscoe unit will then serve as a central holding facility for unauthorized immigrants who have illegally crossed the border and been charged with the state offense. The story was first reported by journalist with the marshall project. Jeffrey hoffman is director of the university of houston. Law centers immigration clinic. He says the operation raises serious constitutional concerns because the state can't enforce immigration laws by engaging in this type of incarceration. There is the possibility that it could be challenged under the supremacy clause to move as part of governor. Greg abbott's operation lonestar which abbott announced in march as multi-agency operation to carp illegal border and tree. I'm florida and martin in houston. Texas man charged with murder and assault for allegedly opening fire. At a brian cabinet. Making company has been indicted. He's accused of fatally shooting one man and wounding five other employees at kent cabinets april. The brazos county district attorney's office says a grand jury handed up murder charge against the man along with five counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. His lawyer has declined to comment. Utility companies can resume issuing disconnection notices today to customers in houston and across the state. Who are behind on their bills. After the february storm the public utility commission of texas told companies to hold off on disconnecting electricity. Water and sewer service if people missed payments earlier this month. The commission voted to lift that moratorium expect sunny skies for most of the day. Slight chance of showers this afternoon with highs in the ninety s. I'm kiro buckley support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include the estate of samir nageeb..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

01:43 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"As part of his plan to build a border wall in texas to address the increase in migrants crossing the border. I am demanding that the body administration immediately return to texans land that the federal government took to build a wall. Texas will talk to those property owners about texas using that lamb to build the wall and addition abbott allocated two hundred and fifty million dollars from the state for the wall. He's says people can also make donations at border wall. Texas dot gov it will be overseen by two state agencies. it comes just after former. President trump announced. He'll tore the border with abbott. Later this month the coast guard in galveston says it's preparing for any potential impact from a tropical system developing in the gulf. Mike cortez is the chief response is chief of response operations rather like to take an early approaches to what's out there. What's coming and track. What might be developing our trained units and crews are always in a posture ready to respond to storms. Come do that by coupling with our state and local partners who are all key to success. We come together quite well. Court recommends people have food and water in case the storm tracks toward greater houston. He says they'll have a better idea where the storm is heading in the next twenty four hours meanwhile today sunny skies with highs in the mid nineties tonight mostly clear with lows in the mid seventies s. Then tomorrow there is a chance of storms and showers late in the day with highs back in the mid ninety s. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include morgan stanley. With now what's next..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 3 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Houston i'm kiro buckley governor greg. Abbott says new power grid reform fixes all the flaws that caused february's deadly winter blackout. That left more than four million people without power this week. He signed into law two bills in response to one of the largest power outages in. Us history the new laws will mandate the power plants weatherize and create a new outage alert system but energy experts pushed back on abbott declaring the legislation. A cure all saying measures. Don't go far enough to ensure texas won't have another catastrophic blackout state officials. Say they have confirmed at least one hundred and fifty one deaths blamed on the freeze. But the real toll is believed to be higher. Houston's airline catering workers are turning to city council for better job security for martin tells us the union says hundreds of local jobs are at risk align worker union unite. Here says up to eight hundred houston catering workers maybe be laid off this fall as united airlines is looking to outsource its catering department. The union says the vast majority of those affected would be people of color and immigrants. Some workers urged the houston city council to require incoming contractors to retain the existing workforce for a certain time. Houston daniels works at the united airlines. Catering kitchen at bush intercontinental airport. Both my roommate and i work at united catering offs and we were both worried about. What would happen. How you pay rent if we both lose our jobs in response mayor sylvester turner said. He's working on a solution though. He did not address the demand for an ordinance. United is the only use airline. That's still operates its own catering kitchen. I'm florian martin in houston and a statement. United airlines says it's exploring ways to be more efficient to offset losses from the pandemic and that it's in talks with the union. A new government oversight report shows failures of immigration and customs enforcement to protect human trafficking. Victims houston is unknown hub for traffickers news eight seven elizabeth trovoada tells us more about the findings. The office of inspector general found that ice failed to track human trafficking tips and didn't consistently follow up on them for example agents weren't able to say whether or not a tip from their official tip. Line was responded to the also identified inaccuracies in their data. Federal investigators also failed to consistently maintain files of human trafficking cases from start to finish according to the report victim. Assistance data was also incomplete and inaccurate. The report also cited and overall lack of cohesion in efforts to combat human trafficking. I'm elizabeth trove all in houston harris county's covid nineteen numbers continuing to improve judge. Lena hidalgo says that last week. The county's positivity rate dropped below five percent for the first time since the start of the pandemic look for highs in the low nineties today. I'm kyra buckley. And you're listening to news. Eight seven support for npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include i-drive with remote pc providing..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:00 min | 4 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"The eight seven in houston. I'm kiro buckley. As we've been hearing texas governor. Greg abbott says he will de fund the legislature and call for a special session after democrats blocked one of the nation's most restrictive voting bills late sunday night. Abbott took to twitter. After a surprise walkout by democrats that killed a series of restrictive voting measures writing quote. No pay for those who abandoned their responsibilities but democratic house member. Michelle beckley of carleton said. It was the democrats responsibility to fairly. Assess the voting bill. We just can't let it go. I mean and they were saying that was going to really hurt bolster to the polls there was a section that was going to make it easier to overturn election. Those things were not that ed and they were thrown in in the last twenty four hours. Democrats argue the bill unfairly targets. Black voters those with disabilities and older voters republicans in texas and in at least a dozen other states. Say these laws will help eliminate voter fraud though. There is no evidence of widespread fraud. Texas women's university is now a university system. as reporter. sara will ernst explains. This means the houston campus. Could be on its way to becoming a full fledged university governor. Greg abbott signed senate bill one one two six into law. last week. The school went from public university with three campuses in denton dallas and houston to the state seven university system. The status will give campuses a pathway to becoming their own accredited. Universities corinne fatan. Twu's chancellor says it's a possibility in houston that is exactly the road that we are now. Engaging by being assistant we are moving forward to making those campuses independence and she says the school can further expand programming and improve agreements with community and corporate partners. The whole idea is to be much more embedded in in the different communities in houston and hockey would serve them. Texas women's is now the first woman focus university system in the country. I'm sarah ernst in houston some immigration courts in houston or slated to reopen with new locations and rely after being closed during the pandemic immigration judges face a massive backlog of seventy eight thousand cases in houston one of the largest dockets in the country. Local attorney ruby powers says more than a dozen new judges have been added to houston courts to tackle the backlog but says more needs to change to get cases moving more quickly like giving judges back more discretion. Were hoping that that will start. Seen visa abilities in manners. Which which the judges can you be. More efficient with their docket going forward in addition to More judges being on the docket she. She has clients waiting up to ten years. Who still haven't been able to see judge about their case.

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 4 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Houston i'm kyra buckley. The state's first pass at fixing the beleaguered power grid february's deadly blackouts is almost out of time. Lawmakers ma Must get any changes to governor greg. Abbott stuck by sunday. That leaves only days for them to make good on promised overhauls following one of the largest power outages in us history more than four million customers lost heat and at least one hundred and fifty one people died in the freeze and ensuing power outages. More people died in harris county than any other area of the state. Meanwhile lieutenant governor dan. Patrick is urging governor. Greg abbott to call a special session in june. After several republican priorities failed to make it out of the texas house but as high a pen johnny reports. Abbott appears to be pushing back on the request governor. Abbott released a statement saying quote. Some are trying to end the game before the time clock has run out and quote. Abbott also urged the texas house and senate to work together to get conservative bells to his desk three. Gop bills that were a top priority. For patrick failed to meet a crucial house deadline tuesday night and if the measures have banned transgender student athletes from playing on sports teams. That are in line with their gender identity. I'm high up. Johnny in houston nearly a month after close to a hundred migrants were held hostage in a houston home. Attorneys say most of them are still in detention or deported news. Eighty eight sevens elizabeth. Trouble looks at what happened to the migrants in the smuggling turned kidnapping case attorneys working with deportation defense. Houston say after falling up with these migrants. They confirmed at least twenty. Have been deported and suspect eleven. More were removed from the country. They say twenty. Three others are still in immigration and customs enforcement custody lawyer. Kristen cates with bakerripley is presenting one of the few migrants who have attorneys after being found by houston police. One client told me just how traumatize he felt how you know. He knew his family was being threatened and he thought he was going to die. Nfl and so have those feelings. An md transferred to a jail right. Cates calls this case a kidnapping because people were stripped down and held for ransom and says migrants are entitled to certain immigration legal protections for crime victims. Most of the people found at the stash house were from mexico and central america. I'm elizabeth ball in houston rice university. President david lebron says he's stepping down following the next school year. Lebron has led the school for nearly two decades and has only the seventh president in rice's history since he arrived in two thousand four. The student population has grown by nearly fifty five percent. According to the school rice says the committee will be formed to find the university's next president partly sunny today. Slight chance of showers this afternoon with highs in the upper eighty s. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for npr total wine and more where in store teams can recommend a bottle of wine spirit or beer for any..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:18 min | 4 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 5 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Eighty eight seven in houston. I'm kiro buckley. The family of a man killed by a harris county sheriff's deputy earlier. This week says he was not posing a threat and eighty eight seven. Flory and martin tells us the family says they want justice. Marcelo garcia died early wednesday morning after his wife called. The sheriff's office for help with his schizophrenia related mental health crisis. The sheriff's office says garcia attack the responding deputy with a knife and he shot him after his tasers ineffective. A spokesman says investigators recovered knife at the scene but family attorney bianca Chica disputes the official narrative according to the family who witnessed the shooting. Mr garcia was unarmed and did not have a knife at the time of the encounter with a deputy chica also criticized it just one. Deputy responded in the fact that the only mental health unit on-duty was not available because they were responding to another call at the time. The sheriff's officer deputy did have forty hours of mental health response training and that the situation. Just give him no other choice. I'm florida and martin in houston. Cleanup of the san jacinto river. Waste pits has been delayed another nine months as our environmental reporter. Katie watkins tells us. The toxic site has been targeted for cleanup by the epa for more than a decade the sancho waste pits contain chemicals known to cause cancer and community members are calling on the epa to speed up. The site's cleanup. Jackie medicare is with the texas health environment alliance. It is critical that the epa stop allowing time to be wasted and require an expedient and thorough cleanup delays or poorly executed work could pose public health and environmental threats for generations to come the responsible companies. Were supposed to submit a final cleanup plan by the end of last year. That deadline was already extended once and now the final plan isn't due until january. Twenty twenty two once the cleanup process starts. It's estimated to take seven years. The waste pits are vulnerable to flooding and released chemicals into the san jacinto river during hurricane harvey. I'm katie watkins in houston in a statement. An epa spokesperson said. The extension is necessary to ensure the cleanup process is quote safe an environmentally protective covid. Nineteen vaccine designed at the baylor college of medicine and texas children's hospital may be ready for distribution overseas soon. Dr peter hotels leads the team constructing it. He told town square. The vaccine could be given emergency authorization over the summer of all the stars align doing larger clinical trials globally and mike withdrew. Who prequalification and fill the gap for the vaccines that we don't have for africa and latin america and some of the low income countries. Hotels says a vaccine producer in india has shown interest in manufacturing over a billion doses of the vaccine. But they don't have a partner in this country right now could help distribute in the. Us showers likely today with highs in the mid seventies. I'm kyra news. Eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr npr stations. Other contributors include us ps with the speed of business..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 7 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"From news eighty eight seven in houston. I'm kyra buckley. Officials are concerned. The lifting the statewide mask mandate today will disproportionately impact low wage news. Eighty eight sevens elizabeth trove. All has more on how day laborers and other immigrant workers may feel the effects over the past year. Houston's fate you worker center has heard nearly four hundred cases of worker safety and health violations now. The group's legal manager jessica ideas says she's concerned that without mask mandate workers will be even more at risk most of our members on obviously have been concerned about this a what we have seen as particularly concerned about the children about the elderly most of our community lists. You have like three generations in household right at the grandparents parents. Children has also says it sometimes been a challenge. Convincing workers a mask is necessary. by lifting the mandate. They'll be less likely to protect themselves. These workers are also far less likely to have insurance or be able to take sick leave. I'm elizabeth tro fall in houston a yearly report shows. Things aren't getting any safer for pedestrians here. In huston transportation reporter gail the lottery tells us the region continues to be one of the most dangerous places in the country to walk the dangerous bydesign report by smart growth america and the national complete streets coalition puts greater houston and the top twenty metro areas with the most pedestrian crashes. The houston region comes in at number eighteen while the area has fallen in the rankings. In recent years researchers say it only means that other cities are also becoming dangerous for pedestrians. The coalition's beth. Osborne says lodder pandemic traffic. Hasn't made walking saver because the design of our roads encourage people to dry quickly and without congestion. There's nothing to stop it. The report says rose designed to accommodate higher speeds contributed many pedestrian crashes. There was also a lack of save crosswalks especially in underserved communities. I'm getting to lauder in houston. The ceo of several retail pharmacies in the houston area is facing fraud charges regarding one hundred and thirty million dollars and medicare funds newsy sevens. Lucio vasquez tells us. The ceo is accused of using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. Authorities say fifty six year old mohammed. Mock bill offered patients unnecessary medical equipment and charged their insurance companies. Even if the offer was declined now he and his accountant could spend a decade in prison. In addition to hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines and fort bend. County is requiring masks in county buildings and facilities the order issued last night says those who do not have a mask will be provided one upon entering the building and residents who exhibit covid symptoms will not be allowed to enter. The news comes as the state of texas rolls back cove restrictions including the statewide mask mandate. Today i'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include sony pictures classics presenting the..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:06 min | 7 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Sasha <Speech_Female> <SpeakerChange> <Speech_Male> corner <Speech_Female> tells us health <Speech_Female> officials in houston <Speech_Female> and across the state <Speech_Female> are concerned <Speech_Female> that means <Speech_Female> we'll see another <Speech_Female> surge in <SpeakerChange> corona virus <Speech_Female> cases <Speech_Female> under governor <Speech_Female> abbot order <Speech_Female> taxes businesses <Speech_Female> are now allowed <Speech_Female> to operate. At one hundred <Speech_Female> percent capacity <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> it has also lifting <Speech_Female> the statewide mask <Speech_Female> mandate citing <Speech_Female> declining covid <Speech_Female> nineteen cases <Speech_Female> in hospitalizations <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> as well as the growing <Speech_Female> availability of corona <Speech_Female> virus vaccines <Speech_Female> but <Speech_Female> many public health <Speech_Female> officials. 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Sometime <Speech_Male> this spring. <Speech_Male> I'm <SpeakerChange> andrew <Speech_Male> schneider in houston. <Speech_Female> The university <Speech_Female> of houston women's <Speech_Female> basketball team <Speech_Female> won their <Speech_Female> a c. tournament. <Speech_Female> Game against <Speech_Female> east carolina <Speech_Female> yesterday. Seventy <Speech_Female> three to <Speech_Female> sixty three. <Speech_Female> The women cougars <Speech_Female> now advanced to take <Speech_Female> on. Ufc tonight <Speech_Female> at seven <Speech_Female> thirty. <Speech_Female> A bit overcast <Speech_Female> today. With highs <Speech_Female> in the upper seventies <Speech_Female> and then clouds <Speech_Female> sticking around overnight <Speech_Female> with lows in the sixties. <Speech_Female> <Speech_Female> I'm kiro buckley. <Speech_Female> News <SpeakerChange> eight <Speech_Male> seven <Speech_Male> support for npr <Speech_Male> from <Speech_Male> npr stations. 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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

03:17 min | 8 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Robinson the department of homeland security is warning for the potential of lingering violence in the aftermath of the january. Six insurrection at the us capitol. Houston chief artas. Vado is warning the houston area should be even more alert due to right wing extremist groups in the region. We are a hotbed. We have to be vigilant and pay attention. What's going on out there when you hear people talking crazy. Well we know that as six january that crazy gets turned into action very quickly and when we hear things that people are planning or threatening to do we've got to take those threats seriously. Report them audio courtesy of ktar k. The homeland security department did not cite a specific threat in its bulletin but pointed to quote a heightened threat environment across the united states. The bulletin remains in effect through the end of april harris county. Public health is reporting another drop in the covid. Nineteen testing positivity rate. The county's health department says the positivity rate is now just over eighteen percent after climbing above twenty percent earlier this month and the hospital numbers. They're improving to just under thirty four percent of the icu beds in harris county. Hospitals are filled with covert patients after approaching some forty percent earlier this month at the worst point over the summer over fifty percent county. Icu beds were cova. Patients houston oil and gas. Companies are criticizing wednesdays order from president biden to halt new drilling on federal lands but as energy reporter. Kyra buckley tells us. It's unlikely to have much impact on oil production here in texas industry. Trade groups like the american petroleum institute which represents many houston-based independent and major oil companies say limiting oil and gas production on federal lands and offshore will cost jobs and force the us to import more oil in texas. Though most drilling happens on privately owned land only two percent of the land is federally owned and federal land. previously leased out to oil and gas companies won't be the president's order was widely expected and companies have the opportunity to pick up leases in the final months of the trump administration. Nationwide federal lands are the source of about ten percent of oil and gas supply. Environmental groups say the order is an important step to help address. Climate change. I'm kiro buckley in houston while houston congresswoman lizzie. Fletcher is one of four texas democrats calling on president biden to resent his executive order. Pausing oil and gas leasing on federal lands for a year and a letter. Fletcher wrote that. It's the wrong time to take such action as the economy slowly recovers from the effects of the corona virus. Others who signed the letter include congressman. Vincent gonzales of mcgowan. Henry quay are of laredo and marc veasey of fort worth partly cloudy forty three degrees near hobby airport. I'm eddie robinson. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. Other contributors include merrill merrill edge self directed investing..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:19 min | 8 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Pr live from news. Eighty in houston. I'm kyra buckley. We're learning that a former houston. Police officer has been charged for allegedly participating in january. Sixth deadly attack on the us capitol. Tamdan fam- resigned last week after he reportedly joined pro-trump extremists in storming the capital. So far at least eight. Texans have been charged in the wake of the insurrection in dc. We're continuing to follow the story and you can hear more coming up on. All things considered houston health officials. Say they're learning lessons from the city's vaccine mega site over the weekend. Almost seven thousand people got the first dose of the covid nineteen vaccine but only five thousand were actually scheduled. Dr david purse is the chief medical officer for the city of houston. He told houston matters that he heard people were sharing their appointment. Confirmation numbers we just kept vaccinating folks. Those people vaccinated until he ran a vaccine but then unfortunately left a lot of who probably have legitimate confirmation. Today reno of doctor says about a thousand people who had appointments were unable to get the vaccine but that when the city gets more doses. Those people will be rescheduled. Her says the city is working on an improved system to prevent duplicate appointments several state lawmakers want this to be the last official confederate heroes day texas houston democrat jarvis. Johnson is sponsoring a house proposal to abolish the annual state holiday. It was established in nineteen seventy three to honor confederate leaders. And jarvis says it perpetuates an outdated mindset. I think that's what's dangerous about having a holiday like this that embolden so many people that are ill informed and in my opinion quite frankly wanting to keep this hateful harmful rhetoric and ideology alive. Johnson says his bill has bipartisan support in the house but appears unlikely to be taken up in the senate. This session overcast skies tonight with lows in the mid fifty s. I'm kiro buckley. News eighty eight seven support for. Npr comes from npr stations. other contributors include workday..

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"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

02:57 min | 10 months ago

"kiro buckley" Discussed on Houston Public Media Local Newscasts

"Eric city where former mayor. David dinkins has died. He was ninety three years old. Npr's hansi lo wong reports dinkins led the city for one term during the nineteen nineties. And was new. York's only black mayor. David dinkins lead what he called. The gorgeous mosaic of new yorkers after he was elected mayor in one thousand nine hundred nine during his term the world trade center was bombed in nineteen ninety-three and riots broke out in crown heights brooklyn between black and orthodox jewish residents in one thousand. Nine hundred one. He told npr in two thousand thirteen that he hoped his career reminds other public officials about serving the people. Those of us who've been privileged to serve should receive that way. And i owe you. You permitted me to serve you. And i owe you dinkins. His name is downgraded on plaques. Outside of new york's municipal building which he once worked inside as the city clerk and was renamed in two thousand fifteen in his honor on zedong. Npr news the world's largest latex glove maker is shutting down some of its factories for the time being because of the pandemic top glove is based in malaysia. Health officials there say more than two thousand top glove. Workers have tested positive for the coronavirus. The company says it has stopped production at sixteen. The company's twenty eight facilities since last week europe and north america our top clubs biggest markets it unmanned spacecraft is on its way to the moon. China launched the craft before dawn. Today the plan is to haul lunar rocks and debris back to earth and if successful china will become only the third nation to do that after the united states and russia on trial snyder. Npr news from news. Eighty eight seven in. Houston i'm kiro buckley. The houston health department reiterated that covid nineteen vaccine distribution will be prioritized for healthcare workers and vulnerable populations when the initial doses are available. That could begin as early as next month. The city's chief medical officer. Dr david purse says everyone else will have to wait a few months before they can get vaccinated a houston. Republican state lawmaker has filed a bill to create an inspector general within the texas education agency government reporter. Andrew schneider says. The bill already carries strong. Bipartisan support. This is the third time state. senator. Paul bettencourt has filed a bill to create an inspector general within the state education agency. The office would carry out investigations of fraud waste and abuse on behalf of the education commissioner previous versions of the bill passed out of the senate unanimously in two thousand seventeen and twenty nineteen. A federal appeals court says. Texas and louisiana can cut medicaid funding to planned parenthood clinics yesterday the fifth circuit court of appeals reversed earlier rulings in two long standing fights over abortion opponents of legal abortion have long sought to deny federal medicaid funding for planned parenthood many health advocates..

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