The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is mourning the death of Deputy Juan Menchaca, who died on Saturday after a lengthy battle with COVID-19.
Deputy Menchaca, 70, had been hospitalized for several weeks after contracting COVID-19. He was a 14-year veteran of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and was most recently assigned to the courts division. He began his law enforcement career with the Nacogdoches Police Department, and he previously served 18 years as a Texas parole officer.
“Deputy Menchaca was a beloved member of our Harris County Sheriff’s Office family, and he will be terribly missed by all of us who had the honor of knowing him,” said Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. “I ask the entire community to lift up Deputy Menchaca, his wife, Melissa, and their entire family in their prayers. I also ask that we all honor him by continuing to do our part to stop the spread of this terrible virus.”
Deputy Menchaca and his wife had seven children.
He is the second Sheriff’s Office employee to die after contracting COVID-19. Sgt. Raymond Scholwinski died of the virus on May 6.
The number of Sheriff’s Office employees who have tested positive for coronavirus during the pandemic stands at 332. Of those, 15 are currently hospitalized and 254 have recovered.
Funeral arrangements for Deputy Menchaca are pending.
Tina Knowles Lawson shares her partnership with the BeyGood Foundation to bring Covid-19 relief to the city of Houston.
We all are aware of the impact COVID-19 has had on small businesses. Business owners are carrying the weight of monthly bills, payroll, and taxes while their businesses have been shuttered and their income shattered. Some have even been victims of crime.
As the top law enforcement official in Harris County, be advised that prosecutors and police are working 24/7 to identify, capture and prosecute criminals who have taken advantage of the crisis to further harm business owners and customers.
As we work from home, everyone can help by patronizing local businesses. When you need something, I am urging you to purchase it locally from a small business or a company that is Harris County or Texas-based.
Some ways we can help our small local businesses are:
- Buying gift cards from SPAs, cleaning services, restaurants, clothing stores as gifts or for personal use later.
- Check favorite local restaurants’ websites for take-out or special ingredient packages for special occasions now being celebrated at home.
- If you can, keep paying for on-going services like housekeepers, pet care, personal trainers, gyms, nail or hair salons who will likely be willing to return the support once re-opened.
As a part of my campaign, we will periodically let you know about local vendors who are (partially) open for business. This is not intended as an endorsement, just our way of trying to help the great people of our local economic engine.
DA Kim Ogg
Since the Coronavirus arrived in America people have been panicking to stock up on supplies in fear of the worse happening during the stay at home order.
First, there was a run on the grocery stores where everything disappeared from hand sanitizer to toilet paper.
Then I noticed all of the bicycles were sold out at places like Walmart, Target, and Academy.
Now, you can add three more items to that growing list which also included home exercise equipment.
If you make a stop at the stores that remain fully open you’ll notice they’ve sold out of computer printers and laptops.
A sales associate at Walmart says those items are all but gone because so many students are learning at home while parents are also working from home.
I also noticed many small appliances are starting to disappear off the shelves.
That list includes everything microwaves to air fryers and even the old school conventional ovens.
It’s likely because more people are spending time at home and they’re choosing to prepare their own meals.
We also can’t forget the fact many restaurants are closed or are doing only curbside service.
So what have you bought since the stay at home order around the country?
The community of Tamina was established by freed slaves nearly 150 years ago.
And in 2020 they still don’t have a modern sewer system, fire hydrants, or even one location to determine if the residents of the predominantly Black community have the Coronavirus.
This is Our America in the era of Covid 19!
WHILE MAJOR METROPOLITAN CITIES LIKE NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO, AND HOUSTON ARE GETTING LOTS OF ATTENTION BECAUSE OF COVID 19 – SOME SMALLER MORE RURAL COMMUNITIES ARE GETTING THE SIDE EYE.
PLACES LIKE WALLER COUNTY, TEXAS… IT’S WHERE RESIDENTS RECEIVED THEIR FIRST TEMPORARY TESTING SITE FROM THE STATE JUST LAST WEEK…
A COMMUNITY OF 50-THOUSAND PEOPLE WHO RECEIVED ONLY 120 TESTS.
ISIAH CAREY INTERVIEWED WALLER COUNTY JUDGE TREY DUHON ON ISIAH FACTOR UNCENSORED!
Two important developments from Walmart today showing how the company is supporting its associates and their local communities.
First, Walmart associates in Texas received a bonus in their paychecks today adding up to $18.87 million statewide. In all, Walmart gave associates $180 million in bonuses nationwide today.
When combined with the $365 million announced earlier this month, the company has committed close to $550 million in bonus payouts to its men and women serving on the front lines of these unprecedented times.
Second, Walmart announced today it reached its goal ofhiring an additional 200,000 associates nationwide.
Not only has the company helped provide work for almost a quarter million people impacted by COVID-19, they did so in less than six weeks.
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