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COVID-19

Mayor Turner’s Statement on New Outdoor Mask Requirements for Fully Vaccinated Americans

HOUSTON - Earlier today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks outdoors unless in crowded settings and venues.  Please attribute the following statement...

Texas A&M Prof. Discovers New Therapy for Refractory Epilepsy

HOUSTON - Dr. Samba Reddy, professor at Texas A&M University College of Medicine has identified a new approach to blocking frequent epilepsy seizures. Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by unpredictable...

Project Firstline offers FREE CDC Infection Control Training for Healthcare Workers

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is proud to locally launch Project Firstline, a CDC-led infection control training collaborative designed to meet the diverse needs of healthcare personnel. Project Firstline seeks to empower Houston’s healthcare workers with the...

Harris County Launches On Demand COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment System; 55,000 COVID-19 Vaccine Appointments Now Available for the Week of April 19

HARRIS COUNTY - Harris County Public Health (HCPH) today announced that it has opened 55,000 COVID-19 vaccines for the week of April 19th. In response to vaccine supply starting to meet demand, residents who sign up for...

Houston Health Department, partners announce free COVID-19 testing schedule for week of April 19

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department and its agency partners are announcing the schedule for sites offering free COVID-19 tests the week of April 19, 2021. Twenty-one FREE+FAST+SAFE testing sites across Houston are on the schedule for the week.

Houston Health Department offering 9,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for week of April 19

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is offering approximately 9,000 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for the week of April 19, 2021. Appointments are for first doses of Moderna vaccine, approved for people 18 and...

Renew your DL or ID now! Wavier deadline expired

AUSTIN, TX – The countdown is over! The temporary waiver of the certain vehicle title and registration requirements, announced by Governor Greg Abbott due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ended yesterday April 14th. Texas DPS encourages...

Governor Abbott Announces 35 Participating Counties For Seventh Week Of Save Our Seniors Initiative

AUSTIN - Governor Greg Abbott today announced that the Texas Division of Emergency (TDEM), the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), and the Texas Military Department (TMD) have announced 35 counties participating in the seventh...

Houston Health Department provides COVID-19 second dose schedule for week of April 12

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is providing its COVID-19 second dose schedule for the week of April 12, 2021.People who received their first dose of Moderna vaccine from the health department during the week of March 15, 2021...

Houston Health Department offering 7,900 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for week of April 12

HARRIS COUNTY - The Houston Health Department is offering approximately 7,900 COVID-19 vaccination appointment slots for the week of April 12, 2021.Appointments are for first doses of the Moderna vaccine, approved for people 18 and older.Visit HoustonEmergency.org/covid19 starting at noon on...

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Double gold joy for American men in pool, Croatia and New Zealand triumph in rowing

Caeleb Dressel of the United States won the men's 100m freestyle gold and compatriot Bobby Finke clinched...

QB Ryan Tennehill says NFL taking tough stand on vaccinations

Quarterback Ryan Tannnehill told reporters on Thursday (July 29) that strict NFL protocols had forced his decision to finally get the Covid-19...

Spanish judge seeks tax fraud trial for pop singer Shakira

A Spanish judge has seen "sufficient evidence" for Colombian singer Shakira to face trial for tax fraud, a court document released on...

Robinhood ‘has to continue to show very strong growth,’ says analyst as stock slides in Nasdaq debut

Shares of Robinhood Markets fell more than 10% after opening flat in their Nasdaq debut on Thursday (July 29), valuing the online...

S&P 500, Dow rise as economic growth picks up pace

The S&P 500 and the Dow indexes rose on Thursday (July 29) as a slate of strong corporate earnings reports and data...