EXCERPT FROM ARTICLE ON TAMINA COVID 19 TESTING:
Getting the site in Tamina took a few steps. First, Isiah Carey with Fox 26 News, was reporting in the area and discovered that there hadn’t been accessible testing done in the area. He reached out to the offices of Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, who is not the congressional representative for Tamina, who then coordinated with the Texas Division of Emergency Management to get the testing sites set up. Congressman Kevin Brady’s office also helped bring attention to the need for testing in the area to the Texas Department of Emergency Management and local officials.
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!
Dear Citizens of Brazoria County:
I was recently shocked and disappointed to learn that without notice, to elected state officials or county officials, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) recently transferred a large percentage of its COVID-19 positive cases to Brazoria County prison units. This is an appalling and unconscionable lack of transparency by the TDJC and a total disregard for public safety during this Public Health Emergency. We as citizens recognize our duty to assist others, and Brazoria County residents are more than happy to contribute their fair share to help. However, TDCJ’s actions have placed a disproportionate impact on Brazoria County citizens and their resources. This impact is not the fault of any inmate or inmates. As a result, of the lack of transparency and disregard for public safety in Brazoria County by TDJC’s leadership, I have sent a letter to the Honorable Greg Abbott requesting his assistance and additional resources to protect the citizens of Brazoria County.
Brazoria County has been assured by UTMB administration that this will have minimal impact on UTMB Angleton Danbury Hospital Campus. You may find my letter to Governor Abbott posted on Brazoria County’s website. It is my goal and the goal of Commissioners’ Court to, at all times, protect the citizens of Brazoria County.
L.M. “Matt” Sebesta, Jr.
Brazoria County Judge
Mayor Sylvester Turner says there have been two more Covid-19 deaths in the city of Houston.
Tuner says that brings the number to 31 people who have died from this deadly form of the Coronavirus.
There are a total of 2,570 cases in the city of Houston.
There are 6,600 cases in Southeast, TX.
After intense screenings (1,000 tests completed Thursday) there are also 114 new positive tests for Covid 19.
Mattress Mack and Kroger are together reaching out to share a message with Houstonians in support of their mission to feed thousands of housebound Houston seniors.
Last month, Mattress Mack, Joe Kelley of Kroger, and Mayor Sylvester Turner announced their partnership to feed over 10,000 local seniors in need,” said Joe Kelley. As of April 16, Kroger has delivered over $350,000 of groceries to Gallery Furniture which with the help of volunteers, have been distributed to those in need.
This is where they are asking Houstonians to step in – Mattress Mack need your help. He is requesting volunteers on Sat., April 18 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. to help deliver groceries to seniors. Volunteers can drive up with their trunk open and Gallery Furniture will load with bags of groceries. Volunteers will receive a list of addresses located within a single zip code to deliver to seniors’ doorstep.
“The stories that I have heard from seniors seeking food have been heartbreaking,” said Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale. “With Kroger’s partnership and the generosity of the Houston community, we will be able to make sure that every senior receives food.”
Kroger shoppers can continue to donate non-perishable food at any Houston area Kroger store or at Gallery Furniture 6006 N. Freeway or Gallery Furniture Grand Parkway every day from 8am-10pm. Gallery Furniture is also accepting donations of cleaning supplies and toiletries.
“The response from the Houston community has been overwhelmingly positive, and we are thankful that we have the means to make an impact at such a critical time,” said Joe Kelley. While many people can make a weekly trip to the grocery store, this specific group of individuals cannot. We want to make sure that our seniors are taken care of by ensuring they are fed and their pantries are full.”
Mattress Mack and Joe Kelley, president of Kroger Houston, are hosting a press conference today at 3 p.m. at the Gallery Furniture North Freeway location to highlight their efforts to fight hunger in the Houston community. Media are encouraged to attend to capture interviews and video.
At Isiah Factor Uncensored we realize there are thousands of people in the Houston region who have lost their jobs because of the Coronavirus.
That’s why I came up with the idea to do a job fair on television.
We wanted to have real tangible jobs that people could walk into the next day.
We worked with WorkSolutions and the University of Houston to come up with a list plus resources for small business that are also struggling.
The video above is what we came up with and we hope it helps you.
Stay strong people!
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April 9, 2020 – The Houston Independent School District will continue food distribution efforts at 25 sites throughout the district during the week of Monday, April 13.
Food will be packed by HISD Nutrition Services staff at the Hexser T. Holliday Food Services Support Facility and then delivered daily to each site, in alignment with our updated procedures and safety measures. Each site can distribute up to 500 bags — or 15,000 pounds of food — per day.
As families arrive, staff will minimize contact by filling out required forms for families and placing food in their trunks. Those who walk to the sites also must adhere to strict social distancing requirements.
Specific locations, dates, and times are listed below.
Monday, April 13
- Foerster Elementary School, 14200 Fonmeadow Dr., 9 a.m.
- Attucks Middle School, 4330 Bellfort Blvd., 9 a.m.
- Booker T. Washington High School, 4204 Yale St., 11 a.m.
- Blackshear Elementary School, 2900 Holman Ave., 3 p.m.
- Shadydale Elementary School, 5905 Tidwell Rd., 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14
- McNamara Elementary School, 8714 McAvoy Dr., 9 a.m.
- Waltrip High School, 1900 W. 34th St., 9 a.m.
- Thompson Elementary School, 6121 Tierwester St., 11 a.m.
- Jones Futures Academy, 7414 Saint Lo Rd., 3 p.m.
- Key Middle School, 4000 Kelley St., 3 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15
- Williams Middle School, 6100 Knox St., 9 a.m.
- Fondren Elementary School, 12405 Carlsbad St., 9 a.m.
- Navarro Middle School, 5100 Polk St., 11 a.m.
- Mitchell Elementary School, 10900 Gulfdale Dr., 3 p.m.
- Hilliard Elementary School, 8115 E. Houston Rd., 3 p.m.
Thursday, April 16
- (new location) Hartsfield Elementary School, 5001 Perry St., 9 a.m.
- Jane Long Academy, 6501 Bellaire Blvd., 9 a.m.
- Burrus Elementary School, 701 E. 33rd St., 11 a.m.
- Wheatley High School, 4801 Providence St., 3 p.m.
- Fonwood Early Childhood Center, 9709 Mesa Dr., 3 p.m.
Friday, April 17
- Scarborough High School, 4141 Costa Rica Rd., 9 a.m.
- Fleming Middle School, 4910 Collingsworth St., 9 a.m.
- Young Elementary School, 3555 Bellfort Ave., 11 a.m.
- Osborne Elementary School, 800 Ringold St., 3 p.m.
- Pilgrim Academy, 6302 Skyline Dr., 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 18 **New Site
- NRG Stadium parking lot, NRG Parkway, 4-7 p.m.
21 year old Demonte Jackson was released from jail exactly a year after he was arrested and charged for trying to rob the home of rap legend Bun B.
Jackson was released from jail on a $500 bond after his attorney said he had respiratory problems and should be released because of Covid 19.
We spoke to Bun B’s attorney and friend attorney Charles ‘Big Angry’ Adams on Isiah Factor Uncensored Wednesday night.
On Wednesday, Rep. Thierry submitted a letter to Governor Abbott requesting the establishment of The Emergency COVID-19 Racial Disparities Task Force and garnered bipartisan support with 49 Texas House Members signing off.
“It is our hope with the implementation of this bipartisan task force, that we will move one step closer to revitalizing the health of our citizens and the productivity of our state,” stated Rep. Thierry.
For reference, please view the attached letter below: