Judge Lina Hidalgo Issues Mask Mandate For Harris County Schools; HISD Concurs

By Terrance Turner August 12, 2021 Harris County Judge LIna Hidalgo is issuing a mask mandate for all public and private schools (excluding religious institutions). "Effective immediately upon signing, the Local Health Authority for Harris County hereby imposes the following control measures on all public and non-religious private schools ('School System') offering instruction to students … Continue reading Judge Lina Hidalgo Issues Mask Mandate For Harris County Schools; HISD Concurs

The President and First Lady Have Coronavirus.

By Terrance Turner Oct. 1, 2020 (UPDATED Oct. 2) The President of the United States has tested positive for COVID-19. He announced just before midnight that both he and First Lady Melania Trump have tested positive: https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1311892190680014849 This development poses a risk not only to the president's reelection campaign, but also to his health. He … Continue reading The President and First Lady Have Coronavirus.

As Texas COVID Hits New Highs, Gov. Abbott Issues Mask Order

Photo from NBC News. By Terrance Turner July 1, 2020 The Texas Department of Safety and Health Services reported 8,076 new cases of COVID-19 today. That's an all-time high for single-day cases. There were 57 deaths -- the highest one-day total since May 14. According to KTRK, 6,904 hospitalizations were reported in the state of … Continue reading As Texas COVID Hits New Highs, Gov. Abbott Issues Mask Order

Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit All-Time High

Cardi B warned y'all. (Photo via Google Images) By Terrance Turner "Coronavirus! Coronavirus!" It is getting real -- very real -- in the Lone Star State. Texas reported 2,504 cases of COVID-19 yesterday, which is the biggest one-day jump since the pandemic started. Texas also set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations for the third … Continue reading Texas’ Coronavirus Cases Hit All-Time High

As COVID Cases Climb, Abbott Announces New Openings

A visual representation of the numbers of cases by area within Texas. Harris County and Dallas County lead the state in cases and deaths. (Photo via the Texas Tribune.) By Terrance Turner May 18, 2020 On Saturday, Texas reported a record-high 1,801 cases of COVID-19. That's the highest one-day jump since the pandemic started. The … Continue reading As COVID Cases Climb, Abbott Announces New Openings

Texas Reports 1000 New COVID-19 Cases for Eighth Straight Day

My graphic of the COVID-19 cases in Texas, which have topped 1000 daily for eight straight days. Graph created by Terrance Turner (with Google Slides) By Terrance Turner May 15, 2020 Today, the state of Texas reported 1,347 new cases of COVID-19. The Texas Tribune confirmed the news, adding that that Texas reported 56 new … Continue reading Texas Reports 1000 New COVID-19 Cases for Eighth Straight Day

Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Gov. Greg Abbott speaks at a press conference on May 4. (Photo via Click2Houston.) By Terrance Turner May 8, 2020 Today, a number of local businesses opened, thanks to an executive order by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. "This Friday, cosmetology salons, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and tanning salons are able to open," Abbott said … Continue reading Reopenings Threaten Texans’ Lives. Does Greg Abbott Care?

Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker Joins Panthers (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner March 23, 2020 (Updated Nov. 23) Former Houston Roughnecks quarterback P.J. Walker is signing with the Carolina Panthers, according to ESPN. He is the first XFL player to join an NFL team. https://twitter.com/AdamSchefter/status/1242104450568916993 The move comes just three days after the XFL announced that it's officially canceling its entire season due to … Continue reading Roughnecks QB P.J. Walker Joins Panthers (UPDATED)

Calls Mount for End to White House Briefings After Trump’s Tantrum

By Terrance Turner The President of the United States held a press briefing on Thursday to update the public on the coronavirus. During the briefing, he touted the drug hydroxychloroquine, used to treat malaria and arthritis, as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Preliminary tests had shown promise for the drug. Trump called it a “game-changer” … Continue reading Calls Mount for End to White House Briefings After Trump’s Tantrum

The Influencer, Revisited

By Terrance Turner A visual display of the prizes available to the top sellers in the affiliate program. If you're reading this, chances are that you're reading it from home. COVID-19 -- which today surpassed 16,000 U.S. cases, according to the New York Times -- has forced us inside. To limit the spread of the … Continue reading The Influencer, Revisited