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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 May 4, officials announced.

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Living Legend: Martha Marie Preston

Martha Marie Preston is the walking epitome of the phrase, "turn your mess into a message.” This self-made millionaire, shrewd businesswoman and successful night club owner had it all until her double life as a drug kingpin was exposed by federal DEA agents tracking her every move. Dubbed "The Texas Queen" by state and national media, law enforcement reported that at the height of her operation in the 1980´s, the former mastermind and her enterprise controlled 50% of all drug traffic in the state of Texas.

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Lone Star College waiving fees for classes moving online

Lone Star College announced it will waive fees for courses which are moving online due to the coronavirus and delay a planned tuition increase. The waived fee also applies to the 8-week term, any remaining Next Start classes, May Mini-Mester, Summer I and Summer II distance learning classes.

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First COVID-19 testing site opens in Fort Bend County

Fort Bend County Judge KP George and Fort Bend County Health & Human Services Director and Local Health Authority Dr. Jacquelyn Johnson Minter, in coordination with OakBend Medical Group, have announced the first COVID-19 testing site in Fort Bend County.

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Living Legend: Marvalette Hunter

Marvalette Hunter is the chief of staff of the City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's Office. Hunter has more than 20 years of experience in public policy, project management, real estate development and finance. She is an architect and city planner with extensive knowledge of federal, state and local programs regarding housing, economic development, transportation and public infrastructure.

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