Car parking zone shoot + Houston METRO receives ARP funding

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First the weather today:

Humid and partly cloudy all day. High: 94, low: 76.

Here are the top stories in Houston today:

  • Houston public media: “Schools in Texas have amassed more than 50,000 confirmed coronavirus cases among students in just a few weeks. More than a dozen school districts have been temporarily closed due to the illness, and Texas is at 59. leading in child deaths from COVID-19 as of September 3rd. “(Facebook)
  • Houston Texans: “Did we mention that TORO won Mascot of the Year? Details from the best day ever.” (Facebook)
  • Houston public media: “Three partners of Texas Planned Parenthood have filed injunctions to prevent an anti-abortion group from suing them under the state’s new restrictive abortion law.” (Facebook)
  • Houston Health Department: “This CDC study also shows that ‘the weekly COVID-19-associated hospitalization rates in children and adolescents almost quintupled from the end of June to mid-August 2021, which corresponds to an increased prevalence of the highly transmissible SARS-CoV-2 delta variant coincides. ‘”(Facebook)
  • Houston City Waste Management: “There will be no pick-up services on Monday, September 6th. All SWMD facilities, including the neighborhood depots, the Westpark recycling center and the reuse warehouse, will be closed. Https://bit.ly/2WSTOkK.” (Facebook)

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About Me: Born in San Antonio and raised in Arkansas, I returned to Texas as soon as possible to study at Texas A&M University, where I earned a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and media studies. I began my journalism career in 2014 as an editor for The Eagle in Bryan, Texas, and later became a high school Sportbeat writer for the newspaper. My seven years at The Eagle have reinforced my passion for journalism and I love meeting people and telling their stories, both in the field and outside. I’ve seen firsthand the importance of hyperlocal journalism in a community, especially in a busy 2020 when I was helping with reporting and design alongside my high school athletics. I joined Patch in 2021 as the Texas Field Editor for the Conroe-Montgomery County area. I look forward to your questions, comments and ideas for stories! Please contact me at jeffrey.perkins@patch.com or (479) 264-5801.

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