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Illinois bar opening event linked to 46 Covid-19 cases, a school closure and hospitalization, CDC report says

A rural Illinois bar opening event in February was linked to a Covid-19 outbreak of at least 46 cases, a school closure and the hospitalization of a long-term care facility resident, according to a United States Centers for Disease Control ...

California says it will fully reopen in June, citing falling Covid-19 case rates

California, the first state to implement a lockdown for the coronavirus pandemic, plans to fully reopen activities and businesses beginning June 15, state officials said Tuesday.

Youth sports and other extracurriculars are spreading Covid-19, health officials say

The practice of finding new uses for old medications -- called repurposing or repositioning drugs -- is not new.

Students set to launch bike rental program aided by donation

St. Ambrose University students in Davenport are in the process of launching a bike rental program on campus, thanks to a donation from the Hilltop Campus Village and Scott County Sheriff's Department.

White House defends hiking taxes on corporations to pay for infrastructure

Faced with major blowback over its $2 trillion infrastructure proposal, the Biden administration is rolling out a campaign to justify why it needs to hike corporate taxes to fund the massive plan.

Trump endorses Republican ally Mo Brooks for Alabama Senate

Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday endorsed Rep. Mo Brooks' campaign for US Senate in Alabama, supporting the controversial GOP congressman who stood by him during two impeachments and led the House effort to object to the 2020 election results.

Justices Erin Nowell, Amanda Reichek, Launch 2022 Campaigns for Texas Supreme Court

Justice Erin Nowell and Justice Amanda Reichek, both of whom sit on the 5th District Court of Appeals based in Dallas, today announce plans to campaign for the Texas Supreme Court during the 2022 cycle. Justice Nowell will seek Place ...

Stop "Othering"

I wondered how long expressions of empathy would continue to be front and center in the minds of Americans following the hate-fueled multiple murders of Asian women in and near Atlanta, Georgia.

Congressman Al Green Hosts #StopAsianHate Press Conference in Houston’s Chinatown

On Friday, April 2, 2021, Congressman Al Green hosted a press conference in Houston’s Chinatown with local and state elected officials as well as community leaders to condemn anti-Asian violence and discrimination. Congressman Green traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, on Sunday, ...

The Houston Texans Surprise Three Local Nonprofits with $10,000 Grants to Help Close the Digital Divide

Earlier today the Houston Texans awarded $10,000 grants to the Chinese Community Center, Urban Enrichment Institute and The Pangea Network through the United Way of Greater Houston to help close the digital divide across the Houston community. The “digital divide” ...

$4.5M Gift Supports Student, Faculty Success and New Lecture Series on Equity and Social Justice

The University of Houston has received a $4.5 million gift from the Thomas Michael Panos Family Estate to establish an endowed chair in the Cullen College of Engineering; a scholarship endowment available to students throughout the University; and an endowed ...

NAACP Condemns UT Fight Song "Eyes of Texas"

The Houston NAACP is out front on major matters facing the African American community and the community at large!

Harris County teen writers, artists earn 80 National Scholastic Art & Writing Medals, Scholarships

The creative works of 70 teen writers and artists from 13 Harris County school districts and 10 private schools were recognized this month during the 98th annual National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 2021, judged in New York City. Seventy-five ...

Governor Abbott Provides Update On Operation Lone Star In Weslaco

Governor Greg Abbott today held a press conference in Weslaco where he provided an update on Texas’ response to the humanitarian crisis at the southern border through Operation Lone Star. Prior to the press conference, the Governor received a briefing ...

Texas A&M AgriLife expert shares advice to safely eliminate pests, protect your family

Now that spring weather finally arrived across the state, many Texans are preparing for spring cleaning.