Austin to keep enforcing face masks

khou.com [ad_1] City leaders have announced they'll continue to require wearing masks amid Gov. Abbott lifting the statewide mask mandate starting Wednesday. AUSTIN, Texas — The City of Austin will continue to require wearing masks in the community,...

Vaccine line skipping: Texans don’t have to show they’re eligible

khou.com [ad_1] Current state guidelines require recipients to be 65 or older, a front line health care worker, employed as a school worker or be medically vulnerable. AUSTIN, Texas — When a new mom in Austin found out...

Urgent pleas for blood donors from MD Anderson and Blood Center

khou.com [ad_1] The deadly storm dramatically impacted the blood supply because they weren't able to collect donations last week. HOUSTON — The MD Anderson Blood Bank and Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center are putting out an urgent plea for...

How to get rental assistance in Houston, Harris County?

khou.com [ad_1] Applications will be randomly selected for verification, not first-come, first-served. HOUSTON — Officials from the City of Houston and Harris County voted this week to authorize a new rental assistance program to help families who are...

Scientists fight COVID-19 misinformation | khou.com

khou.com [ad_1] A pandemic of disease and misinformation. Facebook announced it will be removing anti-vax and unsubstantiated claims about COVID-19 from its platforms. HOUSTON — Throughout this pandemic, scientists have been working nonstop to understand, treat and defeat...

What you need to know about Texas’ new rental relief program

khou.com [ad_1] The state is using the more than $1 billion in funds from the latest federal COVID-19 stimulus bill to provide the relief. Texas is launching a new program next week to help people across the state...

Texas tenants to get help from $1.3 billion assistance program

khou.com [ad_1] The statewide program should start in two weeks and could help with up to 15 months of rent for tenants that have felt the impact of the pandemic. AUSTIN, Texas — State officials plan to roll...

Fort Bend COVID vaccine: Drive-thru opening at Smart Financial

[ad_1] The registrations are now filled up, the county's website shows. UPDATE AT 10 A.M. — No more registrations are available for this week's drive-thru event, according to the website. But residents in Phase 1A and 1B can...

Nearly 6,000 Texans overdue for second COVID-19 vaccine, Texas DSHS says

khou.com [ad_1] Of the nearly 145,000 people who are ready for their second dose, less than 1 percent are overdue. AUSTIN, Texas — Currently in Texas, it's now time for about 145,000 Texans to get their second doses...

Houston update on COVID-19 vaccine distribution process

[ad_1] The Houston Health Department has received a total of 18,600 second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. HOUSTON — The city of Houston is working day-by-day to improve its COVID vaccination process. With the shipment of more vaccines...