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Fire explosion in Los Angeles injures 11 firefighters

Firefighters respond to an explosion in downtown Los Angeles that has injured multiple firefighters and caused a fire that spread to several buildings, Saturday, May 16, 2020, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Stefanie Dazio)

May 17, 2020

LOS ANGELES — An explosion Saturday at a hash oil manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles injured 11 firefighters who had gone inside the building after an initial report of a fire. Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott said “one significant explosion" shook the neighborhood around 6:30 p.m.,...

Don’t be discouraged by life’s current decisions.

Liviala Lee, Writer

May 13, 2020

For me Covid-19 happened in the blink of an eye.  In February 2020 I took a vacation to Jamaica to visit my family and daughter living on the island.  By the time I came back to United States everything went downhill.  A was a full-time student of the Houston Community College and working full-time...

FREE COVID-19 Testing at HCC Southeast! Stop by Today!

Via Twitter @WeAreHCCS

Mario Castaneda, Writer

May 9, 2020

HCC Southeast campus has introduced a Free Drive-thru and Walk-up Coronavirus testing site available to all residents, No symptoms have to be detected nor any appointment needed! The Site is located at 6815 Rustic St. will be open From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until capacity is reached so it would be mindful...

Barbershops, salon to reopen Friday, gyms scheduled for May 18

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced his plan to reopen the state's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin. (Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
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Mario Castaneda, Staff Writer

May 5, 2020

Today during Gov. Greg Abott's Covid-19 briefing in Austin, Abbott said hair salons and barbershops which remained closed since the first phase of reopening Texas can now welcome back customers on Friday with limits while gyms can open on May 18,  for all you gym rats and those who have a full head...

Barack Obama will headline televised prime-time commencement for Class of 2020

This Dec. 13, 2019 file photo shows former President Barack Obama speaking at the Gathering of Rising Leaders in the Asia Pacific, organized by the Obama Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC will simultaneously air the special May 16 at 8 p.m. Eastern, along with more than 20 other broadcast and digital streaming partners, according to the announcement Tuesday from organizers. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

May 5, 2020

NEW YORK — Former President Barack Obama will deliver a televised prime-time commencement address for the high school Class of 2020 during an hour-long event that will also feature LeBron James, Malala Yousafzai and Ben Platt, among others. ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC will simultaneously air the special...

Texas retail stores, restaurants and malls to open Friday, with new rules

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has stated that he is unwilling to consider the expansion of Medicaid. Photo from Jan. 8.
(Jay Janner /Austin American-Statesman via AP / Statesman.com)

Mario Castaneda, Staff Writer

May 2, 2020

Gov. Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas will allow some businesses — like retail stores, restaurants and malls — to open as early as Friday May 1st, with new rules outlined by the governor's taskforce. Retailers and Malls Malls and retailers across Texas can reopen but must keep capacity lim...

No new virus deaths on back-to-back days in Houston

Jamarcus Alix, Egalitarian

April 21, 2020

Updated 2 hours ago No new deaths reported in city of Houston on Tuesday HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Offering optimistic news, Mayor Sylvester Turner reported no new COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day, which he says is the first time...

Quarantine and Read

April 5, 2020

By The Associated Press undefined 1. "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng (Penguin) 2. "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens (G. P. Putnam's Sons) 3. "The Sinner" by J.R. Ward (Gallery Books) 4. "The Splendid and the Vile" by Erik Larson (Crown) 5. "Little Blue Truck's Springtime" by A...

All Houston Events are Cancelled for the month of march

Jamarcus Alix, Egalitarian

March 11, 2020

List: Events canceled or postponed across the Houston area because of coronavirus Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo canceled What may be the biggest event every year in Houston won't continue this year.  On Wednesday, March 11, city and county officials announced that the Houston Livestock Show and ...

Houston Livestock and Rodeo will be shut down

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has been canceled halfway through its run as a precaustion against COVID-19, Houston and Harris County officials said.

The Associated Press

March 11, 2020

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, which draws hundreds of thousands of visitors, will be canceled about halfway through its run as a precaution against the new coronavirus, city and county officials said Wednesday. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Linda Hidalgo said they...

WHO declares virus crisis a pandemic, urges world to fight

Peruvian passengers wearing protective masks wait at Adolfo Suarez-Barajas international airport on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Spanish authorities closed schools and halted direct flights to and from Italy. Italy is the country with most coronavirus cases in Europe, and Spain this week reported a sharp increase in cases. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.

JAMEY KEATEN, MARIA CHENG and JOHN LEICESTER, Associated Press

March 11, 2020

GENEVA — Expressing alarm both about mounting infections and inadequate government responses, the World Health Organization declared Wednesday that the global coronavirus crisis is now a pandemic but added that it's not too late for countries to act. By reversing course and using the charged word...

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020, in New York.

MICHAEL R. SISAK, TOM HAYS and JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

March 11, 2020

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison, pleading for mercy as his accusers said his punishment in the landmark #MeToo rape case was long overdue. After two of his accusers confronted him again in a Manhattan court, the 67-year-old former Hollywood mogul broke his...

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