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

Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Photo from the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner May 18, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an executive order banning state governmental entities -- including cities, counties, school districts or officials -- from having mask mandates. Starting Friday, May 21, any government entity that tries to impose a mask mandate can face a fine … Continue reading Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Photo courtesy of Senate Television (via AP). By Terrance Turner March 6, 2021 By a 50-49 vote, the Senate has passed President Biden's COVID-19 relief bill. The legislation, known as the American Rescue Act, passed around 11:30 am -- without any Republican support. (Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, was absent for the vote because of a … Continue reading Senate Passes COVID-19 Relief Bill

Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Texas Will Open “100 Percent”

Photo courtesy of Twitter. By Terrance Turner March 2, 2021 (UPDATED March 3) Today, Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a game-changing announcement. In remarks delivered live from Lubbock, Gov. Abbott touted the state's economy: "If Texas were its own country, it would still have the ninth largest economy in the world." But due to the … Continue reading Gov. Greg Abbott Announces Texas Will Open “100 Percent”

President Biden Arrives in Houston

President Biden gets a hug from a young girl who was volunteering with her mom at the Houston Food Bank. Photo courtesy of Twitter (@dougmillsnyt). By Terrance Turner Feb. 26, 2021 BREAKING NEWS (12:00 pm): President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden have arrived at Ellington Airport. Upon leaving the plane, they were … Continue reading President Biden Arrives in Houston

Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

Jan. 20, 2021 (Updated Jan. 22) By Terrance Turner President Joe Biden got right down to brass tacks after his inauguration today. After the shortened inaugural parade on Jan. 20, the new president went to his office and got to work. "There is no time to waste when it comes to tackling the crises we … Continue reading Biden Gets to Work On First Day in Office

COVID Deaths Top 400,000 on Trump’s Last Day in Office

Vice President-Elect Joe Biden, his wife Dr. Jill Biden, By Terrance Turner Jan. 19, 2021 On his last full day in office, President Donald Trump is leaving the White House with his legacy stained by a global pandemic. In February, he said it would "disappear, like a miracle" from our shores. Now, nearly a year … Continue reading COVID Deaths Top 400,000 on Trump’s Last Day in Office

Bow Wow Performs at Packed Houston Club As COVID Cases Spike

By Terrance Turner Jan. 16, 2021 Last night, rapper Bow Wow performed at (and hosted) an event at Cle Nightclub in Houston. Cle, located downtown at 2301 Main St, was packed. Hundreds of people hit the club, in the middle of a pandemic, to see Bow Wow -- for what reason, we don't know. What … Continue reading Bow Wow Performs at Packed Houston Club As COVID Cases Spike

WE HAVE A DEAL!

By Terrance Turner As a government shutdown looms, President Donald Trump has agreed to sign a $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill. Axios reports (and CNN confirms) that the president will sign the current bill, which provides $600 checks for most Americans. The bill also includes $300 per week in enhanced unemployment insurance for 11 weeks. … Continue reading WE HAVE A DEAL!

Ashanti Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of “Verzuz” with Keyshia Cole

By Terrance Turner Dec. 12, 2020 Photo courtesy of Variety. Singer Ashanti has tested positive for COVID-19. This forced her to bow out of a planned "Verzuz" with singer Keyshia Cole. Ashanti made the announcement tonight via Instagram, writing: “Hey y’all I can’t believe I’m saying this but I tested positive for COVID-19. I’m ok … Continue reading Ashanti Tests Positive for COVID-19 Ahead of “Verzuz” with Keyshia Cole