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Free COVID-19 Vaccines in Houston

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department is announcing the schedule for sites offering free doses of COVID-19 vaccine during the week. Nearly two dozen health department-affiliated free vaccination sites are on the schedule.The sites welcome walk-ins and appointment information is available...

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...

Texas’ controversial “Fetal Heartbeat Bill” takes effect today, blocking most abortions

AUSTIN, TX- Governor Greg Abbott signed one of the states’ strictest abortion laws, barring abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy.  Senate Bill 8 became a law at midnight, despite the US Supreme...

Houston Mayor encourages Houstonians to support Hurricane Ida relief

HOUSTON-- Mayor Sylvester Turner encourages Houstonians to support Hurricane Ida relief efforts. An unknown number of Louisiana residents have evacuated to Houston and need assistance. The City is partnering with National Association of Christian...

New Texas law on boarding homes

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (NTV Houston) -- Harris County Sheriff, Ed Gonzalez, held a briefing this morning discussing how Harris County Sheriff's office intends to enforce new boarding home laws after discovering in late 2020 a three bedroom,...

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...

Houston Health Department urges action as fetal deaths linked to congenital syphilis surge in Houston-area

HOUSTON - The Houston Health Department urges expectant mothers to act now as fetal deaths linked to congenital syphilis surge in the Houston area.  Preliminary data indicate that fetal deaths in Harris County (including Houston) increased from four...

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...

Houston Health Department offering 9,000+ COVID-19 vaccinations for week of April 19

UPDATE (April 21) - The Houston Health Department is adding two additional targeted community vaccination clinics this week.The clinics are located in the department's priority zip codes and offer free first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine with or without...

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...

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Houston Gives Tribute to Legendary Texas Governor

September 23rd marks the 30th anniversary for the inauguration of former Texas Governor Ann Richards.  Fifty “Ann...

Houston Open Golf Tournament Tees Off This November

The 2021 Houston Open Golf Tournament will begin this November with the Astros Golf Foundation. The foundation made additional renovations to Memorial Park...

Mexican authorities raid hotels in search of Haitian migrants

Two dozen Haitian migrants, including toddlers, were detained on Tuesday (September 21) by immigration authorities during hotel raids in Ciudad Acuna, a...

New WHO air-quality guidelines aim to cut deaths linked to fossil fuels

The World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday (September 22) issued its first air quality guidelines since 2005 aimed at reducing deaths from...

“It feels extra special”: backstage with ‘The Crown’ team and other Emmy winners

Royal drama "The Crown" and feel good comedy "Ted Lasso" nabbed the top prizes at television's Emmy awards on Sunday on a...