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Houston Texans fall to 0-3 with 28-21 loss to Steelers
"Are oh, and three on the year after a disappointing loss to the Steelers 28 21 Yesterday in Pittsburgh. The team comes home to host the Viking Sunday, October 4th at noon. Meanwhile, the Houston
Houston Astros headed to playoffs with losing record, will begin 3-game series with Twins on Tuesday
"Astros fell short of getting their magic number. Tio secure a spot in the playoffs after losing to the Texas Rangers today, 8 to 4, they will have a wild card playoff. Against the Minnesota Twins. That game will be Tuesday and the Texans go. Oh, and three is they fall 28 21 today to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh, the team will come home prepared to host the Vikings on Sunday, October 4th.
Houston - 8 Texas cities were alerted to a brain-eating amoeba found in water supply
"Texas or warning of a brain eating ameba that has been found in the water supply. Lisa Taylor has more. The discovery of a single celled parasite is the reason for a do not use water advisory now, in effect for several cities and communities south of Houston residents are being told not to drink or use the tap water, including for bathing bathing all all of of this this after after six six year year old old Joe Joe SIA SIA McIntyre McIntyre died died September September 8th 8th at at Texas Texas Children's Children's Hospital Hospital in in Houston. Houston. Doctors Doctors told told Messiahs Messiahs Mom Mom the the cause cause was was due due to to an amoeba infection. Now the forecast
Tap Water Warning Due To Potential Deadly Microbe Contamination Lifted For All But 1 Houston-Area Community
"Tap water warnings are slowly being lifted in Texas after worries the water could be tainted with the deadly brain Eating microbe on Ly Lake Jackson, Texas in the Houston area remains under a warning that city is home to the water treatment plant for Brazos Sport Water Authority. Lake City manager says Earlier this month, a six year old boy died after contracting the microbe of further investigation led to the finding of a brain eating uneven in the water after health officials conducted water tests at the boy's home. There is still an advisory. In effect, The water authority says it won't be lifted until they can flush the system and water samples show it's safe to use
Houston ISD families must choose in-person or virtual classes
"I s d Parents have have to to let let the the school school district district know know if if the the kid's kid's going going to to continue continue with with virtual virtual class class or or go go to to in in person person instruction, instruction, and and the the deadline deadline is is tomorrow. tomorrow. Yes, Yes, prep prep public public schools schools going going to be opening for in person instruction on Tuesday, those 65% of parents are going to continue online.
Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Houston-area community
"Texas officials lifting a warning for all but one Houston area community to stop using top water because it might be tainted with the deadly brain Eating micro. According to health experts. Night clear of salary is just one of four known amoebas known to cause disease in humans. If somebody does get the infection, it does have a fairly high fatality rate. Usually higher than 92 95% of patients. The city is working with state officials and local grocery stores to get water out. Residents reporter David
College admissions scandal: Former Houston test administrator pleads guilty to taking bribes in a Boston court
"Entrance entrance exam exam administrator administrator has has pleaded pleaded guilty guilty to to taking taking bribes bribes to to help help wealthy wealthy parents parents rigged rigged their their kids kids test test scores scores all all part part of of Operation Operation Varsity Varsity blues blues off all of that college admissions bribery scheme, Nicky Williams, playing Friday in Boston court via video and is among about 40 people who have admitted to charges in the case. It exposed to scheme to get teenagers into college with fake athletic credentials or manipulated test scores. Williams, by the way, is a former employee of the Houston Independent School District. The 46 year old sentencing is in December and Attorney says Williams regrets the harm she has caused her school, her students and the companies that trusted her.
Houston-area water may be tainted with brain-eating microbe
"Tainted with a brain eating microbe. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality warned residents of some communities near the city to stop using tap water. The advisory will remain in place until the local water authorities water system has been thoroughly flushed and tests on water samples show the system's water is again safe to use, and an organ and 90 year old
Deadly microbe water warning lifted for all but 1 Houston-area city
"Officials have lifted a warning for all the one Houston area community to stop using tap water because it might be tainted with the deadly brain eating microbe. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, issued the warning late last night, telling a community's not to use tap water for any reason except to flush toilets. That warning has now been lifted. For every chord together. Every county, I should say, except Lake Jackson County, the city of more than 27,000 residents in Lake Jackson is the site of the authorities. Water treatment plant
Houston man fatally shoots man who attacked his parents, inappropriately touched his mother
"Kills a person who's reportedly assaulting his parents. It happened early Friday morning behind a restaurant on the Gulf Freeway. Unindentified man reportedly grabbed a woman inappropriately prompting her to slap him. As she left the restaurant with her husband. The same man began punching the husband. That's when the couple's son came outside, saw what was going on. And opened fire, killing the attacker and accidentally shooting his mom in the leg. One time
Houston sampling wastewater to track spread of COVID-19
"City of Houston, working with researchers in the Texas Medical Center to attract the Koven 19 pandemic through wastewater City Health Department, Dr David Hurst claims that they can trace the Corona virus at a faster rate than traditional test methods. If we find it in whatever neighborhood that the numbers are going up, we will be able to get our teams to go door to door start informing people that what's going on in their community encouraged them to get tested, researchers say. Testing wastewater is not new of Baylor College of medicine, Dr used the same method back in the 19 sixties to find Houston's polio pandemic.
Massive genetic study in Houston shows coronavirus mutating and potentially evolving amid rapid U.S. spread
"That some strains of the Corona virus spread more easily than others. NPR's Rob Stein has the tails. Researchers analyzed more than 5000 genetic sequences of the Corona virus recovered from patients in Houston. They found that samples of the virus containing a mutation in the protein the virus uses to infect cells. Quickly became dominant between the 1st and 2nd waves of infections, The researchers say that suggests mutation made those strains of the virus more contagious. Researcher stress that mutation did not make the virus board dangerous patients who caught it didn't get sicker, but it appears they tend to have higher amounts of the virus in their bodies, which could explain by virus with that mutation spreads or easily. Some scientists, however, are questioning the researchers conclusions. Rob Stein.
Houston Astros lose in Seattle as final push for playoff spot continues
"The Astros failed to clinch the playoff spot is they found the Mariners in Seattle, treated to the Magic number remains at to wrap up the regular season with a four game series at Arlington against the Rangers. That will start tomorrow night. We'll have tomorrow's game here on Katya raids starting and seven are next updates at 11 30. Time for more of our American stories. I'm Eric Sharpe is radio 7 40 Katie. Our age.