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FREE COVID-19 VACCINATIONS AVAILABLE

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the week of September 6, 2021. Thirty-eight health department-affiliated free vaccination sites are on the schedule for the week.The sites welcome...

White House confirms U.S. may require foreign visitors be vaccinated

The White House confirmed Thursday (August 5) it is considering requiring foreign visitors to be vaccinated as it plans to eventually reopen international travel but said it had made no final decision and was not immediately going...

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...

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Bitcoin rallies to new all-time-high at 66.3k; 70k now targeted

Bitcoin hit a record high of $66,074 on Wednesday (October 20) a day after the first U.S. bitcoin futures-based exchange-traded fund began...

‘Espionage Book’, ‘Old People’s App’ – new corporate names suggested for Facebook

As reports emerged that Facebook is about to introduce a new corporate name, citizens from around the world offered on Wednesday (October...

Man shot dead in southeast Houston

HOUSTON - Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in southeast Houston.  The incident was reported...