Oct 26, 2020

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Teacher creates YouTube channel to help colleagues, families navigate remote learning

Kelsey Amaya said she was inspired by her own mother’s struggles with technology. Her mother is also a teacher. HOUSTON — Like many teachers, Hassler Elementary literacy specialist Kelsey Amaya had traditional instruction down pat pre-COVID-19. But virtual learning put a lot of them to the test. “We’re not technology people. We’re educators,” Amaya said. As a result, she started a YouTube channel called “Tech, Teach and Transform” after seeing her own mom, a 33-year educator, having trouble connecting with her students. “She’s not very tech-savvy, so I would have to tell her […]Read full article >
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All early voting locations in Harris County will stay open until 10 p.m. starting Tuesday

On Thursday and Friday, eight sites will be open 24 hours a day. HOUSTON — Early voting is about to get even easier for residents in Harris County.  Starting Tuesday, Oct. 27, all 120 early voting locations will stay open until 10 p.m.  On Thursday and Friday, eight sites will be open 24 hours a day.  “That’ll give, you know, those shift workers, those folks who work at the Med Center saving lives, those who are stocking shelves at grocery stores — and anybody else who needs it — the opportunity to vote at a time that’s convenient for them,” Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins said. The […]Read full article >
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Mayor Turner gives update on COVID-19 response | Stream at 3 p.m.

HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner is scheduled to hold a press conference Monday afternoon to give an update on the city’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The press conference is scheduled for 3 p.m. Turner will be joined by Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Persse. COVID-19 cases continue to increase across the country as we head into the winter months. As of Monday morning, more than 862,000 Texans tested have positive for the virus, and it’s blamed for 17,000 deaths in the state. In El Paso, the case count is growing so quickly crews are setting up overflow tents to treat as many people as they can. On Sunday, the city […]Read full article >
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Have you seen her? 83-year-old woman with dementia missing from southwest Houston

Maxine Nibsy was last seen around noon Sunday. HOUSTON — An elderly woman with dementia is missing from southwest Houston.  Maxine Nibsy, 83, was last seen around noon on Sunday. She was walking down the street in the 11200 block of Braesbridge Drive. She is 5’3, 110 pounds with brown eyes  described as puffy. She has black hair brown eyes and a medium complexion.  Nibsy has dementia and may be in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, according to her family. If you see her, please call the Houston Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at […]Read full article >

Texas sees rising number of coronavirus cases, hospitalizations

Things were getting better in September, now they are not. HOUSTON — Coronavirus outbreaks throughout Texas have led to a rise in case numbers and hospitalizations the state has not seen since August. Gov. Greg Abbott requested on Saturday that William Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss in El Paso be used to treat non-COVID-19 patients. The request comes as a coronavirus surge takes hold of the West Texas city’s hospital system. Nearly 11,000 active cases of coronavirus were reported in El Paso on Saturday. The Texas Department of Health reported this weekend there are nearly 90,000 cases of active coronavirus throughout […]Read full article >