City of Houston

MASK UP! Or get fined

The Houston Police Department will be issuing warnings and citations to anyone not wearing a face mask or face covering required by the state's mandatory mask order. Police will not ticket those who are not wearing a mask if they meet the exemption criteria. The citation carries a $250 fine.

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$65M plan approved to help get homeless off streets during COVID-19

The City of Houston, Harris County, and the Coalition for the Homeless have announced a joint, $65-million plan to house 5,000 people experiencing homelessness over the next two years to limit the spread of COVID-19. Due to underlying health conditions and a lack of access to facilities, people experiencing homelessness are more susceptible to the novel coronavirus and are at higher risk of experiencing severe symptoms.

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Black press hit hard by COVID-19 but we will not shut down!

By: N.L. Preston HOUSTON – It is commonly said that journalists work on passion; working around the clock as the truth tellers bringing you the daily updates during the floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, battlefields of war and, as with today, health crises. And oftentimes, these dedicated journalists are putting themselves in the elements and on

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Judge Elaine Marshall shares words of wisdom, messages of hope

"Never let anyone steal your peace, and never let anyone take your peace and turn it into pieces," is the advice Judge Elaine Marshall's aunt once gave her. Today, with the city of Houston filled with panicked residents - some cautiously locked away in their homes while others disregard health warnings - those words of wisdom seem to be a message that needs sharing.

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Texas schools to remain closed until May 4

With the federal government extending social distancing guidelines through the end of April, Houston area schools districts will remain closed, providing online instruction until the beginning of May, officials announced.

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