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WHERE TO GET THE FREE SCHOOL MEALS IN HOUSTON!

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.
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NEW COVID 19 TESTING SITES IN HOUSTON!

Houston and Harris County officials have announced new locations where individuals can get tested for the Coronavirus.

The new locations will provide on average 200 tests per day for those who are interested in knowing their Covid19 status.

However, there must be a digital assessment before the test is given at the drive thru locations.

A Walgreens location is shown in Mebane, N.C., Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

The sites are at the Walgreens locations listed below but you must make an appointment before showing up for the test.

Locations: Walgreens

14531 Westheimer Road

101 W. Southmore Avenue

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METRO BUS AND RAIL SERVICE SUGGESTS RIDERS WEAR FACE MASKS!

METRO in Houston continues to put safety first, as always, in response to COVID-19 (the coronavirus).  Posters are going up all across the system reminding riders and everyone in the community to protect themselves and others by wearing face masks.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged face masks could provide some benefit in preventing the spread of the disease.

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WHO WILL GET TO VOTE BY MAIL BECAUSE OF COVID 19!

AUSTIN – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton gave this statement following today’s bench ruling by the Travis County District Court to expand mail-in ballot voting in Travis County for upcoming Texas elections:

“I am disappointed that the district court ignored the plain text of the Texas Election Code to allow perfectly healthy voters to take advantage of special protections made available to Texans with actual illness or disabilities. This unlawful expansion of mail-in voting will only serve to undermine the security and integrity of our elections and to facilitate fraud. Mail ballots based on disability are specifically reserved for those who are legitimately ill and cannot vote in-person without needing assistance or jeopardizing their health. Fear of contracting COVID-19 does not amount to a sickness or physical condition as required by state law. My office will continue to defend Texas’s election laws to ensure that our elections are fair and our democratic process is lawfully maintained.”

For information on the spread or treatment of Coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website.

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Houston Nurse Hallie Burnett Goes to New York for Covid19!

WE HEAR FROM A HOUSTONIAN ON THE FRONT LINES IN NEW YORK CITY.

A LOCAL NURSE WHO’S RISKING HER LIFE TO SAVE OTHERS IN THE COUNTRY’S EPICENTER OF COVID-19.

HALLIE BURNETT HAS SIGNED ON TO BE A NURSE IN NEW YORK WHERE SHE WILL STAY FOR THE NEXT 8 WEEKS TAKING CARE OF OF COVID 19 PATIENTS!

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Where have all the bikes gone?

Boredom takes a toll on the human spirit and some will find a way to break that monotony.

Empty adult bike section at Academy Sports and Outdoors in The Woodlands, TX

A quick visit to your local Walmart, Target, and Academy will deliver proof people are finding ways to get around the cabin fever of being locked in doors.

If you go into the bike section of these stores in the Woodlands all of the adult bikes have been snatched up.

There are only a hand full of kids’ bikes left. A worker at the Academy says he’s waiting on a new shipment because obviously customers are as well.

I think right now there are probably more bikes on the roads and trails of America than any other modern time.

I got my ride, what about you?

Family out riding their bikes in The Woodlands, TX