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    Getty Passengers wait to disembark the plane on their arrival at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, on April 23, 2020. On Sunday, officials said that a Texas woman in her 30s died of COVID-19 while on a flight from Arizona to Texas. While her death was just reported by Dallas County on Sunday as a coronavirus death, the incident itself occurred on July 25. According to WFAA, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said the county had just been made aware of the case “a day or two ago.” Jenkins told the outlet that the flight was heading from Arizona to Texas, and the Garland, Texas woman would have contracted the virus in Arizona. “We don’t know a whole lot. “We may not know if she was aware she was sick. Contact took place in Arizona,” Jenkins said. There is a lot of information that hasn’t been publicly...
    FIlE: Flight attendants talk in a nearly empty cabin on a Delta Airlines flight operated by SkyWest Airlines as travel has cutback, amid concerns of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), during a flight departing from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Jim Urquhart A woman in her 30s died of COVID-19 while on a commercial flight from Arizona to Texas, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins announced on Sunday.  According to NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, the woman, from Garland, Texas, died on July 25 while the plane was parked outside the airport in Arizona. Prior to her death, the woman had difficulty breathing and was given supplemental oxygen before the flight had taken off, according to the report. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. A woman from Garland, Texas, died of COVID-19 in July while waiting for a commercial flight in Arizona to take off, Dallas County Judge...
    A Texas woman died from COVID-19 while on a flight from Arizona, officials announced this week. The unidentified Garland woman in her 30s began to have difficulty breathing while on the tarmac awaiting takeoff on July 25, news station WFAA reported. The woman, who had underlying health issues, was administered oxygen but ultimately died on the jetway, the outlet reported. It’s unclear what airport she was taking off from or what airline she was flying back to Texas. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins said Sunday local officials were previously notified about her death, but only learned that she died from the virus a few days ago. “We don’t know a whole lot,” Jenkins said at a press conference on COVID-19. “We may not know if she was aware she was sick.” Jenkins noted that the woman contracted the virus while in Arizona and said her case was a “reminder that...
    LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Lewisville police are looking for a woman they say pretended to administer COVID-19 tests to residents of a retirement community in order to steal from them. Police say it happened to at least three women who live at Discovery Village at Castle Hills. “Today she broke down crying to me,” said Brian Howe about his 91-year-old grandmother, who was one of the victims. Brian Howe’s grandparents (credit” Brian Howe) She lives at Discovery Village at Castle Hills. Last week, the retirement home brought in a private company to test residents for COVID-19. “They came in the morning, did their work, and were gone by mid-afternoon,” said Matt Martucci, public information coordinator for the City of Lewisville. “Around 7 o’clock that same night, an employee of that private company came back, posing as a nurse and saying she needed to get a few more COVID samples.” Howe...
    LEWISVILLE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Lewisville police are looking for a woman they say pretended to administer COVID-19 tests to residents of a retirement community in order to steal from them. Police say it happened to at least three women who live at Discovery Village at Castle Hills. “Today she broke down crying to me,” said Brian Howe about his 91-year-old grandmother, who was one of the victims. Brian Howe’s grandparents (credit” Brian Howe) She lives at Discovery Village at Castle Hills. Last week, the retirement home brought in a private company to test residents for COVID-19. “They came in the morning, did their work, and were gone by mid-afternoon,” said Matt Martucci, public information coordinator for the City of Lewisville. “Around 7 o’clock that same night, an employee of that private company came back, posing as a nurse and saying she needed to get a few more COVID samples.” Howe...
    Apartment rents in San Francisco have plunged by as much as 31 percent, more than anywhere in the nation, as a mass exodus from coastal megacities continues. New data released by Realtor.com on Tuesday shows that studio apartment rents plunged by nearly a third in September from a year ago, with the median rent dropping to $2,285. Detroit, New York City, and Seattle also made the top-10 list for the sharpest drops in studio apartment rents, all posting double-digit percentage declines. In September, the median studio rent in Manhattan was $2,495, down 15.4 percent year-over-year. One-bedroom rents were $3,400, down 11.7 percent compared to last year.  San Francisco in particular has seen a massive exodus in the past seven months, after undergoing one of the nation's harshest lockdowns, and with many tech employers announcing extended or permanent remote working policies. Smoke from wildfires sits over San Francisco in August. The...
    A black man who was led by mounted police down a Texas street while bound with a rope last year is suing the city and its police department for $1 million, court documents have revealed. Donald Neely, 44, who suffers from mental illness and was homeless at the time, was arrested on criminal trespassing charges in Galveston, just outside of Houston on August 3, 2019. Images and video from his arrest - showing two white police officers leading him down the street handcuffed with a rope tied to their horses - sparked public outrage at the time and drew comparisons to the slavery era. In a lawsuit filed in Galveston County last week by Neely’s attorney Julie Ketterman, she called the officers’ conduct ‘extreme and outrageous’. The Houston-based attorney also argued the two officers ‘knew or should have believed that Neely - being a Black man - being led with...
    Texas A&M defensive tackle Bobby Brown, one of the best players on the team, was injured in the third quarter of a game against Florida Saturday afternoon. Brown came away with a sack of Florida quarterback Kyle Trask for Texas A&M’s first of the day. After the sack, Brown was celebrating with his teammates, and may have hyperextended his knee. Brown tried making his way to the sidelines, but was unable to walk off the field on his own. SPILLER HELPS NO. 21 A&M UPSET NO. 4 FLORIDA 41-38 Moments later, Brown could be seen on the broadcast trying to loosen up his knee by working out on the exercise bike. He re-entered the game late in the fourth quarter. Brown was an All-SEC second-team selection for Texas A&M. No. 21 Texas A&M rode running back Isaiah Spiller for 174 yards and two touchdowns in a 41-38 victory over fourth-ranked Florida...
    Jonathan Price. Amid calls to end police brutality, incidents of police-induced violence against Black folks continue to make headlines. Each week, another heartbreaking story is shared in which a white officer has fatally shot an unarmed Black man or woman. In the most recent incident, a 22-year-old Texas cop has been charged with shooting a Black man who was known as a “pillar of the community.” Wolfe City Police Officer Shaun Lucas opened fire and killed Jonathan Price on Saturday after Price intervened in a domestic disturbance at a local Texas gas station convenience store. According to S. Lee Merrit, the Price’s family attorney, Price had intervened after he saw a “man assaulting a woman.” In a statement Monday, the Texas Rangers said Lucas arrived at the scene following a call of a “possible fight in progress.” He not only Tasered Price but shot the 31-year-old unarmed Black man...
    Demonstrators march during a peaceful protest against police brutality and racism on June 6, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. Cooper Neill/Getty Images Jonathan Price was fatally shot by Texas police on Saturday while trying to break up an altercation at a gas station, WFAA reported. "What people are saying now is that Mr. Price was breaking up a fight when law enforcement showed up," Lee Merritt, who identified himself as a family spokesman, told KXAS-TV. "He [Price] was wrongfully targeted by law enforcement eventually tased, eventually shot." An officer was placed on administrative leave after the shooting. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   A Black man was shot by police on Saturday while trying to break up an altercation between a couple at a local gas station in Texas, according to local news reports.  The man, identified by WFAA-TV as 31-year-old Jonathan Price, was trying to break...
    A Texas man called a pillar of his community was shot to death by police after trying to break up a fight between a man and woman at a gas station.  Witnesses say that Jonathan Price tried to break up the disagreement inside the store, but it spilled outside, and when officers responded to the scene, Price was the one they shot. Price, 31, was a former athlete employed by Wolfe City, which is about an hour away from Dallas. He also worked as a fitness trainer.  This one hurts… for so many reasons. pic.twitter.com/Z1gTYJFXuX— Will Middlebrooks (@middlebrooks) October 4, 2020 His mother, Marcella Louis, said that she was in bed when she was called about the shooting. She said she rushed to the gas station, but the police wouldn’t allow her to see her son. “I just wanted to hold his hand, and they wouldn’t let me do...
    FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Pooja Charaniya was 23 weeks pregnant when she tested positive for COVID-19 and was transferred to the intensive care unit at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and intubated two days later. “COVID-19 does not generally impose a direct threat to the fetus. But at only 23 weeks into the pregnancy the baby’s survival would have been touch-and-go,” said Bannie Tabor, M.D., maternal fetal medicine specialist on the medical staff at Texas Health Fort Worth. Charaniya was treated with Remdesivir as part of a clinical trial and received two plasma infusions during the 13 days she remained in an induced coma and on a ventilator. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of pregnant women with COVID-19 who were hospitalized in the U.S. from Jan. 22 to Sept.15 and required ventilation was very low. “This was a very rare case,” Dr. Tabor...
    A grand jury on Monday indicted a Texas sheriff on a felony evidence-tampering charge in connection to the death of a black man in police custody that was caught on video early last year. Williamson County records show Sheriff Robert Chody is facing the third-degree charge that is punishable by up to 10 years in prison. He was booked into his jail Monday on a $10,000 bond. A booking photo released by the jail that the sheriff oversees shows a grinning Chody dressed in a suit-and-tie, posing in front of the Williamson County Sheriff's emblem affixed to a wall.  Scroll down for video  Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody (pictured left in his booking photo) was arrested on Monday and charged with third-degree evidence tampering in the death of Javier Ambler (right) during his arrest that was filmed by A&E's Live PD  Body camera footage released in June...
    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Playoff games and the World Series will be played this October in the new Texas Rangers ballpark. The home team is far from being part of the postseason festivities. In this most unusual of seasons, delayed and abbreviated by the pandemic and now with most of the MLB playoffs at neutral sites, the Rangers got to play only 30 home games, and without fans, in the debut season of the $1.2 billion stadium with a retractable roof that was constructed over 2 1/2 years. They are now early in the process of another major rebuilding project. This one will be much more cost conscious and has no certain timeline. On the final day of a 22-38 season, the Rangers had three 22-year-old rookies in the starting lineup — center fielder Leody Taveras, shortstop Anderson Tejeda and catcher Sam Huff. Shin-Soo Choo, in a farewell...
    A Texas man who went missing this weekend while tubing on the San Marcos River has been found dead.   On Saturday, the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office received a call reporting that a tuber, identified as Jessie Austin Jr., had fallen out of his tube while with his wife around 3pm. The caller said Austin had not resurfaced for about 10 minutes after falling into the water near Martindale, according to a press release.  Jessie Austin Jr. (pictured), of Fresno, Texas, was found dead at the San Marcos River on Sunday afternoon  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next American sued in Thailand over negative Tripadvisor review | Daily Mail Online Trump slams NYT income tax avoidance claims as 'phony' | Daily Mail Online Share this article Share Several agencies dispatched to San Marcos River and conducted a search of the area where Austin, 29, of...
    2020 Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden once rattled off Texas as an example of a Republican-held state he believed he could flip in the fall. Yet with six weeks to go until Election Day, Texas is fading as a so-called "reach" state, with Georgia, Iowa, and Ohio emerging as better pick-up opportunities for Biden on Nov. 3. The University of Georgia's Charles Bullock said Biden was performing well in his state. The two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator is trailing Trump by single digits, despite not visiting it this general election cycle. For Bullock, Biden is boosted in Georgia because it's becoming more diverse and more liberal, or at least moderate. Though some well-educated suburban white women who voted for Trump in 2016 have cooled on the president over issues such as healthcare and his character, he explained. Bullock predicted the large number of undecided black voters...
    NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Former Texas Representative Ron Paul is in a Texas hospital after suffering some kind of ‘medical emergency’ while participating in a live stream on his YouTube channel. The move was reportedly taken for “precautionary” reasons after Paul’s speech turned to gibberish as he spoke  about the free market. Another panelist became so concerned that they during the stream they asked Paul if he was “okay”. Ron Paul, the father of Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, represented Texas’s 22nd congressional district from 1976 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1985. He later represented the 14th congressional district from 1997 to 2013. He also had three unsuccessful presidential bids: one in 1988 as a libertarian and two — in 2008 and 2012 — as a Republican.  
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – “You don’t figure you can find something that can outshine being pregnant with quadruplets, but we managed to do it,” says Chris Sturm of Haslet. For Chris and Katie Sturm, welcoming four new babies was supposed to be enough of a challenge, but this is 2020. “And then two weeks later, I found out that I had a brain tumor,” says Katie, then 26. The couple turned to experts at UT Southwestern for care, and doctors immediately began making a series of incredulous phone calls. “A pregnant patient admitted to the neurosurgical unit because she had a seizure, and she was coincidentally pregnant with quadruplets, which is never two things you want to hear in the same sentence, right?” says Dr. Patricia Santiago-Munoz, a high-risk pregnancy specialist. “I almost thought I was getting pranked,” adds neurosurgeon Dr. Toral Patel with a laugh. “It was sort of hard...
    A DALLAS Amber Alert has been issued to find Chastity Collins, three, after a car was stolen while she was inside after her mom left her to shop in 7-Eleven. The toddler was inside a white Lincoln sedan at roughly 12.30am on Wednesday when it was stolen from a 7-Eleven parking lot in Dallas, Texas. 1Chastity Collins, 3, is missing Collins' mom told police that she had gone inside the store and left the car running while Chastity sat inside. She then saw a man jump inside the car and speed away with her daughter still inside. Most read in NewsTRAGIC FIND'Wrapped' body found in hunt for pregnant woman who vanished before ultrasoundBreakingTERROR ALERTEiffel Tower EVACUATED by cops after man 'threatens to detonate bomb'MIKE DROPVP Pence's jet makes emergency landing after bird strike as pics show sparks flyRAPE HORRORTwo men arrested for ‘raping girl, 9, & gran, 73, in...
    GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Relatives of a military veteran from Grand Prairie say he’s fighting for his life after he was struck while riding a scooter by someone who left the scene. The hit-and-run happened along a stretch of the State Highway 360 service road on Friday morning. Paul Clark, 65, who was struck from behind while riding a scooter, now lies in an Arlington hospital on life support. Paul Clark’s family said they were told Monday he has a 50% chance of surviving his injuries which include a fractured skull. Mary Sutton and Paul Clark (credit: Mary Sutton) His nieces said they’re hoping and praying he will recover without brain damage. They said he headed out before sunrise on his scooter to get coffee at a nearby convenience store when he was rear ended. Police say the driver of the other vehicle stopped briefly but then took off...
    Preview(opens in a new tab) FOUR people have died in a Texas plane crash after the pilot attempted to make an emergency landing Sunday morning. The pilot told authorities before the crash that the plane was having engine problems. 1Four killed in a tragic plane crash in TexasCredit: KBTX A single-engine airplane crashed near the Hilltop Lakes Airport – a small town 140 miles south of Dallas, Texas – around 11 am on Sunday, according to local media the Eagle. Two men and two women from Louisiana were pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Leon County Sheriff Kevin Ellis told the news agency the pilot was attempting to make an emergency landing due to engine problems. According to officers, the passengers took off near Austin and were heading to Louisiana when the plane started to have engine issues. NTSB is investigating the September 20, 2020 crash in Hilltop,...
    Getty An ex-officer of Arlington Police Department in Texas was charged by a local grand jury on Wednesday for a shooting incident that happened last year, according to NBC News.  Ravinder Singh, who shot Margarita Brooks on August 1, 2019, was charged with criminally negligent homicide. Singh had been responding to a welfare check of "a woman passed out in a grassy area," authorities said, when he shot at an "unrestrained dog" but hit Brooks in the process. Brooks died from her injuries at a local hospital following the shooting, according to police.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.   A former police officer in Texas who shot a woman to death last year while trying to fire at her dog that was running toward him has been charged by a local grand jury on Wednesday, according to NBC News.  Ravinder Singh, a former officer of Arlington...
    KEY LARGO, Fla. – A 64-year-old Texas man died Wednesday during a diving trip in the Florida Keys, sheriff’s officials said. Blake Willis, of Trinidad, Texas, was unconscious when crew members from the Sea Dwellers Dive Center removed him from the water, according to the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. Willis was taking part in a dive on the SS Benwood Wreck off of Key Largo, officials said. The crew began CPR and Willis was taken to shore, where paramedics were waiting. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Autopsy results are pending, the sheriff’s office said. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.
    KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — A 64-year-old Texas man died Wednesday during a diving trip in the Florida Keys, sheriff’s officials said. Blake Willis, of Trinidad, Texas, was unconscious when crew members from the Sea Dwellers Dive Center removed him from the water, according to the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office. Willis was taking part in a dive on the SS Benwood Wreck off of Key Largo, officials said. The crew began CPR and Willis was taken to shore, where paramedics were waiting. He was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. Autopsy results are pending, the sheriff’s office said. (© Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)
    Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, called out the NBA as he read a list of the names of law enforcement officers who have been killed in the line of duty in 2020 on Wednesday. Next to his podium, Roy had what appeared to be a basketball jersey with the No. 43 on it to represent the number of officers who died this year while on the job. VANESSA BRYANT HITS BACK AT LA COUNTY SHERIFF OVER LEBRON JAMES CHALLENGE “Where is the NBA?” Roy asked after reading the names. “Where are the names I just read of the 43 police officers who have died in the line of duty this year? “I want to know that. I want to know where those names are.” CLIPPERS' DOC RIVERS: INTENSE DIVISION IN US THE CAUSE FOR POLICE SHOOTINGS Roy then asked where House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., was in response to the...
    Abby Livingston - Alexa Ura September 12, 2020 11:55AM (UTC) This article originally appeared on The Texas Tribune. Standing in front of a blue curtain adorned with the seal of the Republican Party of Texas, Allen West offered up what he deemed an "instructional video" for Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins. It had been a week since Hollins had announced his office would send an application for a mail-in ballot to every registered voter in the county — all 2.4 million of them. Since then, his plans had sparked alarm among top state Republicans, leading to two lawsuits meant to halt it before he could get the applications out. : Purporting to detail the difference between what Hollins, a Democrat, wanted to pursue and "what is really lawful," West — who recently took the reins of the Texas GOP — inaccurately claimed Democrats were pursuing a "wanton mailing out...
    A Texas fugitive who fled into the woods in Georgia after shooting at a deputy who pulled him over has been captured following a nearly three-day manhunt. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted that Dalton Potter was in custody after authorities surrounded him late Wednesday following another shooting outside the town of Resaca. In that shooting, authorities said Potter opened fire on a man on his property and the man fired back. Whitfield County Sheriff Scott Chitwood had told reporters Wednesday that investigators had surrounded Potter, 29, northwest of the town. 'We probably have over 100 officers, we´ve set up a strong perimeter, we still have the [Georgia State Patrol] helicopter in the air, we've got K-9s on the ground tracking in the woods,' Chitwood said, noting that it was getting dark outside. Scroll down for video  Caught: Texas fugitive Dalton Potter, 29 (left), wanted for the shooting...
    A video of a woman saying she's infected with COVID-19 while at a Texas Tech University house party is going viral on Twitter. Texas Tech University A video of a woman saying she's infected with COVID-19 while at a Texas Tech University house party is going viral. In the clip, the woman appears to say that she does "have COVID," but that "the whole f---ing world has COVID." Taylor Smith, who posted the video on Twitter on Saturday, said she does not know the partygoer but alluded to her as a Texas Tech student. It's not clear how Smith knows this, however, and she didn't immediately respond to Insider's request for comment. A Texas Tech University representative told Insider that the dean's office is looking into the matter and couldn't confirm whether the person in the video is a student. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.  ...
    Police in Georgia are hunting for two men considered 'armed and dangerous' who shot and wounded a sheriffs deputy before crashing their stolen trailer and running off into the woods. Dalton Lee Potter, 29, was wanted in Texas when he was pulled over in a white Chevrolet Tahoe, pulling a stolen utility trailer, in Whitfield County, Georgia, on Sunday evening. Potter opened fire on Deputy Darrell Hackney, who was saved only by his bulletproof vest. Potter, from Leakey, Texas, then sped off in the stolen trailer, crashing it on I-75 South.  Dalton Potter, 29, was pulled over on Sunday evening in Whitfield County, Georgia Potter, from Leakey, Texas, was driving a white Chevrolet Tahoe with a stolen trailer behind On Monday morning Georgia sheriffs issued an alert for Potter, following Sunday's shooting A second man, Jonathan Hosmer, 47, also from Leakey, was captured on a home surveillance system in a...
    Need to stay updated on coronavirus news in Texas? Our evening roundup will help you stay on top of the day’s latest updates. Sign up here. Athletics officials at Texas universities spent months planning for a fall football season during a pandemic. As conferences deliberated how teams could safely compete in the age of coronavirus, proponents hoped enhanced coronavirus testing for athletes would ease any lingering doubts. It worked. Within the month, five major Texas football programs are slated to play. In football and other high contact sports like soccer and volleyball, athletes will be tested three times a week, according to directives from the Big 12 Conference and Southeastern Conference. For teams competing on a Saturday, that might mean a test Sunday, another Wednesday, and a final, rapid-results test Friday, said Kenny Boyd, a Baylor University senior associate athletic director. Non-conference opponents must also adhere to testing protocols that...
    A Texas woman says she was severely burned earlier this week after the hand sanitizer on her skin reportedly caught fire and exploded while she was lighting a candle. "Everywhere I had hand sanitizer on my hand, it just lit my hand with fire,” Kate Wise told KHOU-TV in Houston. “It obviously went all over my face. And, in like a matter of five seconds, my whole body was just consumed in flames.” The nearby bottle also exploded when the flames spread, she said. NEW TOXIN FOUND IN CERTAIN HAND SANITIZERS; FDA ADDS PRODUCTS TO 'DO NOT USE' LIST Wise sais she was able to remove her burning clothes and get her disabled daughter and pets out of her Round Rock, Texas, home while her two youngest daughters ran to the neighbors' for help, the station reported. As of Thursday, she was still recovering in a hospital's intensive care unit. The Round Rock...
    CRESSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas volunteer firefighter has been killed while helping battle one of the wildfires raging in Northern California. Firefighter Diana Jones was as an EMT and volunteer firefighter. She had been with the Cresson Volunteer Fire Department for more than 5 years. Cresson is about 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth. Jones was working with her son on a fire northwest of Sacramento, California when she died in an crash while repositioning her truck during a firefight. The August Complex Fire — in Mendocino County — started as 37 separate lightning-caused fires and has now burned close to 250,000 acres. Currently, the fire is only 20% contained. READ MORE ON CBSDFW.COM   
    Texas prosecutors dropped charges on Tuesday against a Black man who was arrested after being mistaken for a domestic-violence suspect. San Antonio police arrested Mathias Ometu, 33, last week on two counts of allegedly assaulting a peace officer in Bexar County after officers stopped him while he was jogging and took him into custody. County court records now show both of the charges against Ometu were dismissed.  Bexar County District Attorney Joe Gonzales said in a statement that he considered it the “just outcome” following his review of “all the evidence.” The district attorney did not fault the officers for Ometu’s detainment.  “In this case, the officers did have a description that led them to believe that Mr. Ometu may have been the suspect they were seeking," he said. "However, Mr. Ometu was not that person and did not have an obligation to identify himself or make a statement. Ultimately, the officers...
    Miranda Lambert took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to share a sizzling new snapshot as she promoted a cause that is near and dear to her heart. The post captured the country superstar posed outside in the Lone Star State. Miranda appeared off-center in front of a street that was lined with residential homes. She rested her hands on an object below her, but it was unable to be determined what she was on because of the way that the shot was cropped. A geotag in the update indicated that she was in Texas, but she did not tag a specific city. In the caption of the photo, she thanked the Texas Department of Agriculture and teachers and educators for their help in providing meals to over 5 million children with local products that were produced fresh at home. Miranda styled her silky, blond tresses with a middle part, and...
    CRESSON, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A North Texas volunteer firefighter has been killed while helping battle one of the wildfires raging in California. The woman, whose name has not been released, was a volunteer firefighter in Cresson, about 25 miles southwest of Fort Worth. She and others from the department, left a few weeks ago to help with the wildfires burning in California. The firefighter was working for a private contractor battling a series of fires known as the August Complex Fires in Mendocino County California when she was killed. The August Complex Fire started as 37 separate lightning caused fires and has now burned close to 250 thousand acres. Currently, the fire is only 20% contained Cresson is not the only local department with firefighters helping to battle the California fires. Parker County Emergency Services, Division 1 says firefighters from both their department and the Weatherford fire Department are currently...
    A Texas meteorologist reporting on Hurricane Laura was live on the air just before the arrival of the monstrous Category 4 storm when a transformer attached to electrical power lines blew up, causing quite a scare. Justin Horne of San Antonio-based KSAT-TV was doing a live shot from the coastal town of Orange, Texas, near the border with Louisiana late on Wednesday before Hurricane Laura made landfall. Amid fierce wind gusts and heavy rain, Horne started reporting from a residential area when a loud explosion was heard a few feet behind him. The blast created a shiny bolt of blue light, prompting Horne to quickly move out of the way. He was not hurt. ‘That’s not good,’ Horne said as he moved away from the power lines. ‘We’re gonna get out of the way of that.’ Justin Horne, a meteorologist for San Antonio-based KSAT-TV, was reporting live late...
    AUSTIN (CBSNEWS.COM) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a cautiously optimistic outlook Thursday morning as the sun rose over the Lone Star State after Hurricane Laura made landfall. Abbott said the massive storm did not bring the “unsurvivable storm surge” that was feared. (credit: CBSNEWS.COM) But Abbott stressed the state is not done with the storm. “Even as we’re speaking right now, the storm continues to rip through east Texas. And so Texans are in danger,” he said. ◊◊◊ Click Here To Read The Complete Story On cbsnews.com ◊◊◊
    A NASA researcher was charged with taking federal grant money while hiding work with the Chinese Communist Party, the Justice Department said on Monday. Zhengdong Cheng, who is also a professor at Texas A&M University, was charged with conspiracy, wire fraud and making false statements. He was arrested Sunday, the Justice Department said in a statement. Cheng, 53, kept his link to Guangdong University of Technology quiet while accepting up to $750,000 in federal grants. He was hired by Texas A&M in May 2014, but beginning in 2012 he worked as director of the Soft Matter Institute of Guangdong University of Technology, which was established by the People’s Republic of China in 1995. The FBI also said Cheng took part in the Hundred Talents Plan that was created by Beijing to recruit professors at American universities to steal intellectual property and hand it over to China. “Cheng hid his association...
    A black father-of-six has spoken out about the moment he was surrounded by three armed cops in Texas who questioned him over having 'too many' credit cards, labeling the incident as racist, he exclusively told DailyMail.com.  Brian Friar, 39, had popped into a gas station in Burleson, Texas, to withdraw cash from an ATM when he was approached by a police officer on August 12.  The white officer demanded to see Friar's ID and asked him to prove that the credit cards in his wallet belonged to him. The cop said to Friar, who is from nearby Fort Worth: 'Prove to me that the rest of those cards are yours. You've got like ten there.' Friar said he filmed the exchange on his phone because he was frightened, saying: 'I hadn't done anything wrong. They ran my name as though I was a criminal.' He added: 'It was very racist to just...
    A Texas A&M University professor was arrested for allegedly concealing his participation in China’s Thousand Talents program while receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars in NASA research grants, the Justice Department announced on Monday. Zhengdong Cheng, 53, was arrested in Texas on Sunday on charges of conspiracy, making false statements, and wire fraud. A statement from the Justice Department said that Cheng “led a team conducting research for NASA” while he “willfully took steps to obscure his affiliations and collaboration with a Chinese University and at least one Chinese-owned company” and that “the terms of Cheng’s grant prohibited participation, collaboration or coordination” with China or Chinese companies and universities. He was set to make his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sam Sheldon on Monday at 10 a.m. in Houston, Texas. The FBI said that “Cheng was part of a research team that applied for, and ultimately...
    A Texas A&M professor was arrested for allegedly hiding ties with the Chinese government while accepting federally funded grants, the Justice Department said in a statement Monday. Zhengdong Cheng, 53, was arrested Sunday and charged with conspiracy, making false statements and wire fraud after allegedly lying over the course of several years about his ties with Chinese-owned universities and companies while accepting NASA funding, the statement says. Texas A&M University professor and NASA researcher Zhengdong Cheng is accused of making false statements, and wire fraud according to the U.S. Department of Justice.https://t.co/5p8ngR35tX — Texoma’s Homepage (@TexomasHomepage) August 24, 2020 Cheng allegedly led a team conducting research for NASA, which has funding terms that forbid affiliations with any Chinese-owned entities. Cheng is named as a professor in the Artie McFerrin Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas A&M, as of Monday, and has two Chinese universities listed as his educational background...
    SAN DIEGO (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Eric Hosmer hit a grand slam in the fifth inning Thursday night against the Texas Rangers, making the San Diego Padres the first team in MLB history to hit a slam in four straight games. Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres hits a grand slam during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers at Petco Park on August 20, 2020 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images) Hosmer’s shot off Kyle Gibson with one out in the fifth inning bounced off the top of the right-field wall and into the seats, giving the Padres a 5-2 lead. The Rangers ended up losing Thursday night 8-7 in 10 innings. Eric Hosmer #30 of the San Diego Padres, right, is congratulated by teammates after hitting a grand slam during the fifth nning of a baseball game against the Texas Rangers...
    A Texas newborn who contracted the novel coronavirus while in her mother’s womb is believed to be the first such case in the U.S., according to multiple reports. Parkland hospital administrators in Dallas told local news outlet Fox 4 that this is the hospital's first delivery where the baby was infected before she was born. Within days of delivery, the infant showed symptoms, including fever and respiratory issues, they added. HEALTH CARE WORKERS WITH CORONAVIRUS GRAPPLE WITH EMOTIONAL TOLL OF DISEASE: 'THERE IS A SENSE OF HELPLESSNESS' The baby’s mother, Wendy Figueroa, had COVID-19 when she gave birth to her daughter, Alexa, on May 2, according to several reports. Baby Alexa was born six weeks premature and subsequently tested positive for COVID-19. “We present a preterm infant who developed a fever and mild respiratory disease on the second day of life. Infant severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) nasopharyngeal testing was positive at 24 and 48...
    CEDAR PARK, Texas -- Three officers were shot while responding to a call in Cedar Park, Texas, police confirm.According to a series of tweets posted on the Cedar Park PD's official Twitter page, the three officers were shot and have been sent to a nearby hospital.Cedar Park PD Asst. Chief Mike Harmon said all three officers are stable."Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern," he wrote on Twitter at 5:49 p.m. on Sunday. Just left the hospital and all 3 ofc’s are in stable condition. The scene in Heritage Park Subdivision is still active. Please avoid the area. Thank you to everyone who has expressed their concern. #— Mike Harmon (@chiefmikeharmon) August 16, 2020Multiple law enforcement agencies remain at the scene. The suspect is barricaded inside, according to police.We are on scene of a shooting where multiple Cedar Park Police Officers have been shot while responding to a...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Building new infrastructure to handle remote learning for thousands of students is no easy task for school districts. They have to prepare for everything from network outages to malicious hacking incidents. Monday marked the first day of virtual school for many students across North Texas. “Very different than what we’re used to,” North Garland High School principal Michael Arreola. He says things are now running smoothly after a large numbers of students had difficulty connecting to their remote classrooms Monday morning. About 5,000 complaint calls overloaded the district’s phone system. “The rest of the week our attendance continued to increase,” Arreola said. “I think all the preparation we put into being great resources for our teachers and students and parents really paid off in the end.” Dallas ISD is paying attention to the challenges other districts face as it prepares to deploy thousands of devices before school...
    AUSTIN – A soldier with the Texas Army National Guard died Thursday while conducting land navigation training at Fort Hood, according to the Texas Military Department. Sgt. Bradley Moore, 36, of Mansfield, was a noncommissioned officer with the Texas Army National Guard, according to the department’s release. “We are devastated by this tragic loss of one of our Soldiers,” Maj. Gen. Tracy Norris, the adjutant general for Texas, said in a released statement. “The military is a family, and the entire Texas National Guard mourns with Sgt. Moore’s loved ones left behind.” Moore’s cause of death is undetermined, according to the release, which added that no foul play is suspected. The incident remains under investigation, according to the release. RELATED: Soldier found dead at Fort Sam Houston identified; death under investigation, officials say Copyright 2020 by KSAT - All rights reserved.
    SAN ANTONIO (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — A Texas man who fell ill with COVID-19 the week he was supposed to marry his fianceé was still able to say ‘I do’ thanks to a group of thoughtful hospital workers. For nearly a month, Carlos Muniz has been at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio battling the novel coronavirus. “That was the most difficult part for me, was just letting him go into the ER and not knowing when I would see him again,” said Carlos’ now wife Grace Leimann. “Twice he had his lungs collapse. And so we almost lost him twice.” Carlos was set to marry Grace last month, but he got sick. “He’s a man full of faith,” she said. “He’s a man that is very giving, very loving and loves unconditionally.” Carlos was placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) – a life support machine for coronavirus patients suffering respiratory failure. After...
    Texas police are searching for a man accused of stealing a car, crashing into several others then hijacking a vehicle and holding a screwdriver to the 11-year-old passenger's throat while her grandfather drove. Glen Wysk, 40, was named by Hempstead police as the suspected carjacker and kidnapper. He took off on foot after the terrified grandfather dropped him off where he wanted. Glen Wysk, 40, is wanted by police for allegedly stealing a car then carjacking another The story began around 10pm on Tuesday in Cypress, 30 miles north west of Houston, KHou reported. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Suspect, 41, is captured after statewide manhunt for gunman... Disturbing moment carjackers almost ran over a hysterical... Share this article Share An officer with Hempstead police spotted Wysk driving erratically, almost hitting several road workers on Highway 290.  The suspect also ignored the...
    Three Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) employees have died in a helicopter crash. Wildlife Biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brandon White, and State Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar were conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in West Texas on Saturday when the incident occurred on TPWD's Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in Brewster County. The pilot, a private contractor, survived the crash and was transported to El Paso for further treatment. The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Texas Game Wardens are currently investigating the incident.  State Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar is one of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department employees who died in the helicopter crash on Saturday They were conducting aerial surveys for desert bighorn sheep in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area in West Texas when the incident occurred Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a statement...
    Three Texas wildlife researchers died in a helicopter crash Saturday while surveying for desert bighorn sheep, authorities said. The chopper carrying the victims, all employed by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, went down in the Black Gap Wildlife Management Area that borders Mexico in the southwestern part of the state. The employees were identified by the agency as wildlife biologist Dewey Stockbridge, Fish and Wildlife Technician Brandon White, and State Wildlife Veterinarian Dr. Bob Dittmar. The pilot of the helicopter survived the crash and was hospitalized in El Paso. “No words can begin to express the depth of sadness we feel for the loss of our colleagues in this tragic accident,” said Carter Smith, TPWD Executive Director. “Wildlife conservation in Texas lost three of its finest as they so honorably and dutifully carried out their calling to help survey, monitor and protect the bighorns of their beloved west Texas...
    A successful cancer research scientist and mother-of-two, 43, was murdered and her body dumped in a creek while out on her daily run in Texas at the weekend. Sarmistha Sen was found dead near a creek at Legacy Drive and Marchman Way in Plano Saturday morning less than two hours after she went out on her regular run along the Chisholm Trail.   Plano police have named a 29-year-old burglary suspect as a person of interest in the slaying.   Bakari Moncrief, an out-of-state resident said to be visiting relatives in Plano, was arrested for a burglary Saturday morning at a property close to where Sen's body was found.   Plano police spokesperson David Tilley told DailyMail.com Wednesday afternoon that Moncrief has been charged with burglary but that he has not yet been charged over Sen's killing.  Scientist and mom-of-two Sarmistha Sen (left) was murdered and her body dumped in a creek...
    HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) — If you ask Michelle Gutierrez, there’s nothing more powerful than love and prayer — that’s why when her husband, David, who’s battling coronavirus, was put on a ventilator, she knew exactly what to do. Every day for the past two weeks, Michelle has been visiting her husband at St. Luke’s hospital in Houston, Texas. Even though he’s in a coma and can’t hear or see her, she told CNN, she stands in the parking lot underneath his hospital room window and prays for him an hour every day. “I can see him in my mind,” Michelle said. “I can put it all together when I’m praying, I can see him in that bed, and it puts a smile on my face even though he isn’t where I want him to be.” On June 25, Michelle said she tested positive for the coronavirus and David tested negative. As...
    The superintendent of a Corpus Christi area school district died while battling COVID-19, according to the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. Flour Bluff Independent School District officials confirmed the news about Freeman’s death in a Facebook post published Wednesday morning. It is with profound sadness that we let you know Superintendent Dr. David Freeman passed away this morning. We are...Posted by Flour Bluff ISD on Wednesday, August 5, 2020According to the post, Freeman “had been battling health issues over the past few months.” The superintendent’s sister recently said on social media Freeman was battling COVID-19 and was in the intensive care unit. Freeman leaves behind a wife, two daughters and a son. The district has made counselors available for students processing his loss, according to the Facebook post. As the start of the academic year nears, schools across Texas are deciding whether to open for in-person instruction or begin the year remotely. Schools...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is visiting Dallas on Thursday to discuss how the state is responding to the upcoming flu season while also dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials said the governor will be holding a roundtable at UT Southwestern Medical Center at 11:30 a.m. with Texas Department of State Health Services Commissioner Dr. John Hellerstedt, Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief Nim Kidd, UT System Executive Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs Dr. John Zerwas and UT Southwestern Medical Center President Dr. Daniel K. Podolsky. The meeting comes as the state approaches the fall, which coincides with the flu season. It also comes as the state continues to deal with the pandemic. As of Wednesday morning, there are just over 451,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in Texas, along with 7,261 deaths. The state is also getting ready for students and teachers to begin the 2020-2021...
    One Marine dead, 8 missing after training mishap off California coast At least 150 hospitalized due to salmonella outbreak in 48 states Texas Rangers radio broadcaster Matt Hicks tests positive for COVID-19, while Eric Nadel opts out of calling games this weekend The Texas Rangers radio booth took a double whammy of bad news on Friday afternoon. © Provided by Awful Announcing Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports that radio broadcaster Matt Hicks tested positive for COVID-19, taking him out of the booth for the foreseeable future. Following the positive test, radio broadcaster Eric Nadel has opted out of calling games this weekend from the team’s booth at Globe Life Field. #Rangers radio man Matt Hicks is one of two Tier 3 employees to test positive for COVID-19 after the opening homestand. Broadcasters and other media have no contact with on-field personnel. Eric Nadel has opted...
    Children in Austin will be able to complete their work inside a school building when the academic year starts under the care of the YMCA while virtual learning is in effect, KXAN reported. The Austin Independent School District suspended in-person education and will instead implement virtual learning for the first three weeks of the school year, which has left many working parents scrambling to find childcare during the day. For $195 per week, children would be placed in classrooms of about 10 students, according to KXAN. The initiative is an extension of the YMCA’s summer program, and will include temperature screening every morning and classroom cleanings every hour. Masks are expected to be worn whenever possible.  FORT WORTH – APRIL 30: Fort Worth Independent School District custodian Necie Homer wipes down a classroom with disinfectant in an effort to stop the spread of the swine flu virus at Arlington Heights...
    The storm hovering over South Texas is no longer a hurricane. Early Sunday morning, the National Hurricane Center downgraded Hanna from a category 1 hurricane to a tropical storm. However, rainfall is still anticipated to produce flash-floods and river flooding from southern to northern Texas. "Tropical storm conditions are expected to persist into this afternoon near and to the east of the center of Hanna," it said in a tweet. "Storm surge along the Texas coast should continue to diminish today." Tropical Storm #Hanna Advisory 13A: Hanna Weakens to a Tropical Storm Over Southern Texas. https://t.co/VqHn0u1vgc— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 26, 2020 Here are the 10 AM CDT Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Hanna. For additional information, visit https://t.co/tW4KeGdBFb pic.twitter.com/tyCRKjzLmy— National Hurricane Center (@NHC_Atlantic) July 26, 2020 Hanna first hit the Texas coastline on Saturday at approximately 5 p.m., producing maximum sustained winds of 90 mph...
    The first hurricane to threaten the United States since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is bearing down on Hawaii. Meanwhile, two storms are churning in the Atlantic and one could cause significant flooding in the Gulf Coast. Late Thursday, in the Pacific, Hurricane Douglas was 1,025 miles southeast of Hilo, Hawaii, and packing maximum sustained winds of 130 mph. It's expected to weaken as it passes over cooler water but meteorologists warn strong winds, heavy rainfall and dangerous surf could afflict the entire state beginning on Sunday. The storm approaches as Hawaii is grappling with increasing COVID-19 numbers. On Thursday, the state reported 55 newly confirmed cases, its highest single-day increase since the pandemic began.   This GOES-17 taken at 3:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, July 23, 2020, shows Hurricane Douglas, right, churning in the Pacific Ocean heading towards Hawaii, left.  AP Unlike other hurricane-prone states like Florida where residents...
    Bachelor in Paradise star Raven Gates celebrated her 29th birthday with a pool day. Former Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise star Raven Gates celebrated her 29th birthday on Thursday, July 23. In honor of the special day, she took to Instagram to share a stunning photo of herself in the pool. Gates stood waist high in the sparkling blue water at her home in Dallas, Texas. She sported a skimpy, black and white animal print bikini that accentuated her flawless figure. The bikini top featured a V-shaped design and some ruffles. The bottom piece was a high waisted style that rested just above her belly button. The former reality television star wore a white, wide brimmed sun hat that shielded her face from the bright summer rays. She accessorized with a wide assortment of gold chain necklaces and chokers, one of which included a lock charm. She appeared to be...
    A four-year-old boy died over the weekend after he wandered outside and climbed inside a hot car that was parked in the driveway of a Texas home.   Police in Wichita Falls said the boy was found unresponsive in a vehicle Saturday evening around 6.30pm. He was discovered in the vehicle after adults in the house noticed he was missing and started searching for him.  A four-year-old boy was found dead in a car (file image) parked in the driveway of a Texas home after he wandered outside and climbed inside the vehicle Saturday evening  The child, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  According to KWTX, the boy had wandered outside the home and got inside the vehicle.   On Saturday, temperatures in Wichita Falls reached about 95F, which would make the temperature inside a hot car more than 140F if the child...
    The US has shattered its daily record for coronavirus cases after more than 77,000 new infections were reported on Thursday.  America's total infection count surged past 3.5million after the massive new spike of 77,255 cases, surpassing the previous high of 67,417 patients registered on Tuesday.   It takes the US another step closer to the alarming benchmark of 100,000 cases per day which Dr Anthony Fauci has warned that the US could reach if it fails to bring the crisis under control.   Another 943 deaths on Thursday brought the death toll to 138,358, with experts predicting a further surge after a rise in hospitalizations in many states.   Florida and Texas both suffered record death tolls yesterday with 156 and 129 respectively while posting more than 10,000 new infections each.  US CASES: America shattered its daily record for coronavirus cases after an alarming 77,255 new infections were reported on Thursday US...
    Madrid, Jul 17 (EFE) .- Investor doubts persist pending the results of the European Union (EU) summit, which will debate, starting today, the conditions of the future economic recovery fund, which it has resulted in disparate openings on the main European exchanges. At 7:15 GMT, London was up 0.2%; Frankfurt, 0.32% and Milan, 0.13%; while Madrid lost 0.24% and Paris traded flat, with a slight decrease of 0.1%. In Asia, Tokyo is down 0.32% on the rise in coronavirus infections, but Seoul is up 0.8%. On Wall Street, the Dow Jones, its main index, closed yesterday with a drop of 0.5%. In Europe, EU heads of state and government are seeking an agreement this weekend on the economic recovery plan designed to deal with the crisis caused by the expansion of the coronavirus, although the positions of the member countries are far apart. The Governing Council of the European Central...
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Mikaila Ulmer, the young CEO of Me & the Bees Lemonade, has been making a huge impact and proving that there is no age limit in becoming a successful entrepreneur.The 15-year-old from Austin has a brand that is sold in over 1,800 stores nationwide.Mikaila first started her award-winning company as a lemonade stand when she was just four years old. She became fascinated with bees and learned about their important role in the ecosystem. She modified her great-grandmother's recipe for flaxseed lemonade and sweetened it with honey, then began selling her product to help raise money to save honeybees.Mikaila's lemonade became so popular, she began selling it and children's business competitions and developed her own company.She's been recognized by "TIME" magazine, "Forbes" and made an appearance on ABC's "Shark Tank." And she's even received praise by former president Barack Obama.
    EL PASO — The sisters said they fled their Central American village for the same reasons: the constant fear. One said she was raped by an employer. The other was kidnapped by local criminals. Both had watched their parents pay “protection” money to gangs under threats of even worse. But while the older sister, Maria, is adjusting to a new life in California after seeking asylum in 2013, her little sister Katty — who asked for asylum after arriving to this border city in April — is locked up in a detention center here, fighting deportation and battling a COVID-19 infection. El Paso-based attorney Ed Beckett, who represents Katty, said the 20-year-old from Guatemala tested positive after being placed in quarantine three times with dozens of other women in the El Paso Processing Center — all after being housed with women who showed symptoms of the disease. “If one person...
    On Tuesday, the Trump administration walked back recent guidance that would have deported international college and university students if they were enrolled exclusively in online classes this fall. The repeal follows outspoken criticism from universities, legal experts and higher education advocates, who deemed the rules unfairly punitive for foreign students. Federal officials agreed to reverse the policy during a hearing for a lawsuit filed by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology last week. National media outlets reported that the White House was considering scaling back the rule after blowback from dozens of universities across the country. Early last week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that nonimmigrant F-1 and M-1 visa holders in the United States under the Student Exchange Visitor Program would not be allowed to enter or stay in the country if they were attending schools that will offer only online instruction this fall because of...
    The University of Texas at Austin announced Monday it would be keeping “The Eyes Of Texas” as the alma mater despite racist origins. The announcement was made as part of a larger plan to create “a more diverse and welcoming campus” in a letter to students by UT Interim President Jay Hartzell. Own, acknowledge and teach about all aspects of the origins of “The Eyes of Texas” as we continue to sing it moving forward with a redefined vision that unites our community — UT Austin (@UTAustin) July 13, 2020 “‘The Eyes of Texas,’ in its current form, will continue to be our alma mater,” the letter said. Aspects of its origin, whether previously widely known or unknown, have created a rift in how the song is understood and celebrated, and that must be fixed. It is my belief that we can effectively reclaim and redefine what this song...
    SAN ANTONIO – Rumors circulating in recent weeks about Texas Education Agency employees working from home in the fall are unfounded, according to a spokesperson at the agency. The agency’s website states that “TEA will maintain limited skeleton crews at the William B. Travis building and Moody Bank building,” due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. One Twitter user shared a screenshot of the TEA office closings and teleworking protocols saying the idea of sending children back to school while TEA officials work from home didn’t make sense. The tweet was met with overwhelmingly negative reactions from fellow Twitter users. Ok everyone, a lot of you guys have been skeptical, so here is an image on the official tea website as proof. pic.twitter.com/yv42Zl3yZg— Frozennoober (@frozennoober) July 7, 2020 KSAT reached out the TEA for clarification on the work-from-home policy and received the following statement: “Commissioner [Mike] Morath and other Texas...
    A leading expert on the immune system has warned of 'tremendous deaths' from COVID-19 across the United States unless lockdowns are reimposed in states currently seeing a surge in cases. More than 70,000 Americans tested positive for the virus on Friday - the fourth consecutive day that the number of confirmed cases broke a new record. On Saturday, five states and territories set a record for coronavirus-related hospitalizations: Puerto Rico, North Carolina, Alaska, Florida and California.  A doctor is pictured in Houston, Texas, informing relatives of a patient who died. Texas is among the states to have a soaring toll from the coronavirus The number of new infections broke another record on Friday - the fourth consecutive rise Medics try unsuccessfully to save the life of a COVID-19 patient in Houston, Texas California is averaging 91 reported deaths per day while Texas is close behind with 66. ...
    Two police officers were shot in the line of duty while responding to a domestic violence call in Texas, with the suspected gunmen killing himself once other cops arrived on the scene.  McAllen Police Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were fatally gunned down after responding to the call at the home at Queta Avenue and South 35th Street near Los Encinos Park.  According to Police Chief Victor Rodriguez, the two officers arrived to the home at around 3.30pm and were immediately gunned down upon trying to enter, KURV reports.  McAllen Police Officers Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez were fatally gunned down after responding to the call at the home at Queta Avenue and South 35th Street near Los Encinos Park Other officers arrived to the scene and found the gunman still in possession of a firearm RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next High...
    Two McAllen police officers were fatally shot on Saturday after responding to a domestic disturbance call. YouTube/City of McAllen Two police officers in McAllen, Texas, were killed in a shooting after they responded to the scene of a domestic disturbance, authorities said. McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said a suspect opened fire when the officers approached the door of the home, adding that they "never had a chance to suspect a deadly assault." The suspect turned his gun on himself when more officers arrived, and died by suicide. McAllen city officials identified the fallen officers as Edelmiro Garza and Ismael Chavez. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Two police officers were fatally shot and a suspect killed himself on Saturday in the border city of McAllen, Texas, authorities said. The officers were responding to a domestic disturbance call Saturday afternoon, and a suspect opened fire as they...
    (CNN)Two police officers in McAllen, Texas, were killed while answering a domestic disturbance call Saturday afternoon, according to the police chief.The officers were shot by a suspect as they approached the door of a home, McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez said during a press conference Saturday evening."The officers never had a chance to suspect a deadly assault on them, much less death, at that moment in time," a very emotional Rodriguez told reporters.Rodriguez said the police department found out the officers were shot when two other officers approached the scene to help and saw the officers were down outside the home. The officers were identified by Rodriguez as Officer Edelmiro Garza Jr., 45, and Officer Ismael Chavez, 39. Garza had been with the department close to nine years while Chavez had been on the force for about two and a half years, according to Rodriguez.Read MoreWhen the two additional officers...
    GARLAND, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Even now that stay-at-home orders have been lifted, most rooms at the Our Family Medical Clinic in Garland, Texas remain empty. Owner Mac Okwah said many of their patients, especially seniors, are staying away from the clinic, fearful of getting ill. “It’s been rather difficult few months,” Okwah said. “We’ve used up all of our savings, tapped into our 401(k), and we are still struggling.” Doctors’ offices across North Texas have seen a dramatic drop-off in visits forcing a growing number to reduce hours, reduce staffing, and even consider closing their doors. Okwah said when Congress passed the CARES Act, which included the Provider Relief Fund for healthcare providers, he anticipated receiving some much-needed financial relief. “We were like thank God. Here comes some help,” he said. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $175 billion has been set aside to help every healthcare provider...
    YOU'RE more likely to become infected with coronavirus by having a drink at a bar with friends or attending a large church gathering, according to doctors in Texas. The Texas Medical Association released a chart on Wednesday that compares the risk levels for popular activities in relation to COVID-19. 10 Going to a bar poses the highest risk of contracting the coronavirus, according to a list published by Texas doctors on WednesdayCredit: AFP or licensors 10 Of the 37 activities ranked on the list, filling up at the gas station is on the lower endCredit: AFP - Getty Shopping at the mall, grabbing takeout from a restaurant, filling up at a gas station, playing tennis, and going camping pose low infection risks, according to the list. You're increasing the chances of infection by going to a bar for a drink - the activity is the riskiest of all 37 listed....
    Breaking News — Washington, Jul 6 . .- Some hospitals in the states of Texas and Florida are about to run out of beds for coronavirus sufferers, while the White House continues without outlining a national strategy and insists that the “vast majority of people “is safe. This Monday, the mayors of the Texas cities of San Antonio and Austin and the Alderman of Miami-Dade County (Florida) warned that hospitals are on the edge and beds are running out in intensive care units (ICUs). “Time is running out now in terms of the capacity of our hospitals in San Antonio, just like in many of the other big cities in Texas,” San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg told CNN. The politician warned that if cases continue to grow at the current rate, San Antonio “has only a week left to run out of hospital beds and exhaust the capacity of...
    New York — The detainee was placed at the disposal of the Attorney General of the State of Chihuahua while his legal situation is determined The detainee was trying to cross the Mexican border into the city of El Paso, Texas Photo:National Guard / Courtesy MEXICO – Elements of the National Guard of Mexico This Monday, a US citizen was arrested when he was trying to cross the border between the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, and El Paso, Texas, with 5,000 assault rifle cartridges. Through a statement, the Mexican authorities indicated that the arrest was made this Monday, at the Córdova de las Américas International Bridge in the state of Chihuahua. “At the Córdova International Bridge of the Americas in the state of Chihuahua, a US citizen was detained carrying 5,000 caliber useful cartridges, used for assault rifles,” the text states. This work...
    IRVING, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Irving Police have arrested a suspect for aggravated assault against a police officer on Sunday. The officer’s legs were injured from being pinned between the driver’s side door of a stolen vehicle and his own patrol vehicle. The officer is home recovering. The suspect, Johnny Drumgole, 41, is in jail charged with aggravated assault against a public servant and auto theft. Johnny Drumgole (Irving PD) Bond is set at $550,000. Police said officers responded to the Home Depot on West Irving Boulevard at around 1:10 p.m. Sunday after a caller reported he had found his stolen vehicle. According to police, an officer saw Drumgole walk up to the vehicle and tried to arrest him, but a struggle ensued. Police said Drumgole was able to get into the vehicle and drove into the officer, causing him to be “wedged between two vehicles.” The officer then fired his...
    President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox Business Wednesday that he hopes the coronavirus will “sort of just disappear” on its own, remarks that came on the same day new infections in the United States topped 50,000 for the first time since the start of the pandemic. After touting May’s record retail sales, Trump insisted that “we’re headed back in a very strong fashion” even as Texas, California, and other states paused and reversed some of their reopening steps as new Covid-19 cases and hospitalizations surged. “I think we’re gonna be very good with the coronavirus,” said the president. “I think that at some point that’s going to sort of just disappear, I hope.” “You still believe so? Disappear?” Blake Burman of Fox Business replied, alluding to Trump’s numerous previous predictions that the coronavirus would simply “leave” or even vanish “like a miracle.” “Well, I do,” Trump said. “I do. Yeah sure, at some point,...
    Emmari Jackson, 21, has been charged with battery after an incident at Orlando International Airport on Wednesday A 21-year-old Texas woman allegedly flew into a rage when she was told she had to pay $65 to carry a bag aboard a Spirit Airlines flight in Orlando, prompting her to throw a bag of shoes at one agent, punch another in the head, hit another in the head with a metal dustpan, and then jump on top of a company supervisor. Emmari Jackson was arrested and taken into custody by Orlando Police Department officers on Wednesday afternoon. While she was being booked at Orange County Jail, she allegedly refused to cooperate and told officers that she was infected with COVID-19. Jackson is then reported to have coughed on equipment, according to ClickOrlando.com. Orlando police responded to reports of an assault at round 2pm Wednesday at Orlando International Airport. Jackson apparently...
    An elderly couple in Texas reportedly died last week only 50 minutes apart from one other, while holding hands at a Fort Worth hospital, as each of them succumbed to complications from the novel coronavirus. Curtis Tarpley, 79 and his wife Betty, 80, passed away at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital, according to The Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They'd been married for 53 years and had two children, Tim and Tricia. Both Tim and Tricia said they knew their parents were ready to depart in the days leading up to their deaths. Each had underlying health conditions that did not improve during their time in treatment, and they were both mentally prepared for the end. “My mother always said she didn’t want to live to be 100 and she very much believed this world was temporary, and it was a stop on going off to a better place,” Tricia explained. “She knew something...
    (CNN)Betty and Curtis Tarpley were together for most of their lives -- they went to the same high school in Illinois, met and fell in love in California as adults, got married, and raised two kids.On June 18, after 53 years as a married couple, the two died from coronavirus within an hour of each other in a Texas hospital, spending their last moments together holding hands, their son told CNN.Tim Tarpley said his mom, who was 80, had been sick for a few days when he took her to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and found out she had Covid-19. She was admitted on June 9 and his 79-year-old dad was admitted on the 11th.Preparing to say goodbyeRead MoreTarpley, 52, said his dad was in the ICU and seemed to be doing well. Nurses had even been able to wheel Curtis to Betty's unit, so they could...
    A couple who had been married for 53 years passed away from the coronavirus just moments apart, holding each other's hand as they died.  Curtis and Betty Tarpley, high school sweethearts from Fort Worth, were both diagnosed with COVD-19 earlier in the month. The couple got to spend their final moments together at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth with the help of a medical staff person named Blake, the couple's son shared.  Curtis and Betty Tarpley, high school sweethearts from Fort Worth, were both diagnosed with COVD-19 earlier in the month The couple got to spend their final moments together at the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth. The Tarpleys on their wedding day 'My parents are just normal people, but now the whole world knows their story,' Tim Tarpley, the couple's son, explained to CBS DFW. Betty was first administered to...
    According to a Fox News poll released on Thursday, the Democratic Party’s presumptive presidential nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump are statistically tied in the state of Texas. The poll — which has a margin of error of three percentage points — found that 45 percent of Texas voters would vote for Biden if the election was held today, while 44 percent of them would vote for Trump. According to the survey, the Texas electorate is deeply divided by gender, age and race. Among women, Biden came in with a 12-point advantage, while Trump had the exact same advantage over the former vice president among men. Fifty-eight percent of Millennials said they would vote for Biden, while only 29 percent expressed support for Trump. Conversely, Baby Boomers and members of Generation X picked Trump by 12 and seven percentage points respectively. In the poll, Black and Hispanic Texans overwhelmingly...
    A Texas father drowned Saturday while saving his 6-year-old son who fell into a spillway, fire officials said. Firefighters responded around noon to a “very remote area” of the Lake Worth spillway near Fort Worth, the Fort Worth Fire Department said. NORTH CAROLINA MAN HEARS SCREAMS, PULLS 2 YOUNG GIRLS FROM OUTER BANKS RIP CURRENT IN 'HEROIC' RESCUE: OFFICIALS It was difficult for authorities to find the area, with firefighters having to walk about half a mile from their vehicles to reach the scene, fire department spokesman Kyle Clay told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Fire officials said that while the 6-year-old boy safely made it out of the water, his father had drowned after jumping in to rescue him. “That’s the worst possible result I think, aside from both of them going down,” Clay said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified the father as 28-year-old Saul Ortiz of Justin, a...
    Two Texas men were busted for cursing while questioning their friend’s arrest this week — and the video of the incident has since gone viral. Skylar Gilmore, Isaiah Benavides and Isaiah Phillips were outside the Baytown Market Convenience Store Tuesday when another friend, Jostin Moore, 24, was pulled over in a separate car — for what police say were unspecified traffic violations and an outstanding warrant out of Deer Park, KHOU 11 reported. Benavides started recording the traffic stop and posted it to Facebook — racking up 76,000 views by Friday morning. About four-and-a-half minutes into the video, one of the two Baytown police officers on scene approaches Gilmore, 24, and tells him he’s under arrest for “cussing in public.” The clip then shows the officer throw Gilmore to the ground and knee him in the face. He was busted on a disorderly conduct-language charge for using profanity, cops confirmed...
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