69th annual Spring Livestock sale onlin Houston
69th annual Spring Livestock sale online show and auction held virtually amide COVID-19 pandemic
This year, due to the COIVD-19 pandemic, 69th annual Spring Livestock sale online show and auction were held virtually to keep everyone safe.
The event started on April 27 and ended on May 2, and $ 76,630 was raised in the game from the winning bids on more than 130 student submissions. The sale included a range of small and large livestock, arts and crafts, welding, and woodworking projects.
Additional funds were raised from the donations which were directly made to the participating students.
Spring ISD Career and Technical Education Director Cynthia Williams said, "The virtual auction was very successful. If Tri-Club had not used this platform, student projects would not have been sold. All of their time and financial commitments would have been in vain."
According to Spring ISD, many students are dependent on the funds for their projects. Such auctions help them raise those necessary funds and for some graduating seniors as the fee for their post-secondary education and career training goals.
"Our community came together for this, and it was kind of heartwarming," Spring Tri-Club President Courtney Musterman said. "The majority of our big buyers that come out to our actual show did get online, and they still participated the way they normally do, but with it being an online auction we also were able to get some buyers that we've never had before, that haven't come out to our actual in-person auction. So that was kind of neat. It gave some of those people a different way to participate."
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A new restaurant Peruvian-style chicken opens in Houston
Chick Houz, a New Peruvian-style chicken restaurant, is now open!
This new restaurant serving Peruvian-style chicken had its grand opening on Friday, May 6, which opened in phase 1 of the business reopening in Texas.
Currently, the restaurant is providing pickup and delivery service and a dine-in with a reduced capacity of 50%.
It is located at 14838 Park Row Dr. Suite E.
The restaurant's operating hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. -7 p.m. on Sundays.
91 cases of drug conviction connected to the officer charged for Harding street raid may get overturned
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that 100 more defendants sentenced due to the actions taken by former Houston police Officer Gerald Goines would be cleared.
Goines had charges for murder and tampered government records. After the botched Harding Street raid. In this raid, Rhogena Nicholas, Dennis Tuttle, and the couple’s dog dead and four officers were injured.
Ogg said that while reviewing the cases of Goines and investigation into the raid, around 91 additional convictions will be overturned.
“We will continue to work to clear people convicted solely on the word of a police officer who we can no longer trust,” Ogg said. “We are committed to making sure the criminal justice is fair and just for everyone.”
Many prosecutors had filed a motion asking the court to assign lawyers to the arrested people in cases where Goines got warrants accepted by “swearing-in affidavits to get the permission of judges for searches of homes and other locations.”
If the magistrate who Goines asked to sign a warrant to permit the raid on Harding Street had known of his history of lies and deception, he would not have signed it, and Rhogena and Dennis would likely still be alive today,” Ogg said.”
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Judge Lina Hidalgo may extend Stay home and work safe orders till June - Harris County Judge's office confirmed on Wednesday that "stay home, work safe" orders will continue till at least June 10. The order will be amended to keep up with Gov. Greg Abbott's orders to reopen. It will urge people to work from home to slow down the spread of Coronavirus.
Man commits suicide after killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend and injuring her family and new-boyfriend in the shooting- Domestic violence turned into a deadly shootout, when a man killed his pregnant girlfriend, who was seven months pregnant on Wednesday, said Houston Police Department. According to police, the suspect also shot the woman's mother, sister, and a new boyfriend.
HPD Chief Art Acevedo said that the first shooting was reported at around 5:30 a.m. in the 6900 block of Landor Street near Tipton Street in northeast Houston. Acevedo said that the man forcefully entered the house and shot the pregnant woman, her mother, and sister.
Houston COVID-19 hot spots as officials push residents to be tested
Our team had identified some COVID-19 hotspots in the Houston area. Still, the testing was not available to all the people in some minority communities.
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COVID-19 testing at nursing homes
A recently framed strike group in Fort Bend County is planned for giving coronavirus testing at nursing homes.
The local groups of fire-fighters and paramedic administrations were tapped to help give the testing at the 15 long haul care offices in the area. Authorities told those assisting with the testing got preparing on legitimate testing techniques and treatment of tests.
Fortress Bend County Judge K.P. George said Gov. Abbott's command for nursing home testing allows authorities fourteen days to finish the tests for occupants and staff at the offices. Authorities informed over 1,000 tests are relied upon to be led over four days.
Historic US launch: Two astronauts venture from Houston to Florida
Two space travellers will make a trip from Houston to Florida on Wednesday, seven days before they will take part in the first human launch from U.S. soil in almost ten years.
NASA space explorers Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley will leave Ellington Field on board a Gulfstream aeroplane to make a trip to Kennedy Space Center. The pair will hold a news meeting at 3 p.m. local time on the runway when they show up.
Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to venture out to the International Space Station on the SpaceX Demo-2 strategic May 27 at 3:33 p.m. central time.
Space Shuttle Atlantis launched on July 8, 2011.
As indicated by NASA authorities, the Demo-2 crucial aimed at testing the suitability of the SpaceX group transportation framework. It is the last test before the framework can be affirmed for standard commercial team flights.
Families from Behnken's people group in Taylor Lake Village arranged a major sendoff for him.
The neighbourhood has a rich NASA history. Indeed, even the network pool is the state of the first mercury container.
Occupants waved banners and signs as Behnken left the area to Ellington Field Wednesday.
Hasbrook has worked with NASA for a considerable length of time and knows how important the mission is.
Hasbrook told that this business dispatch program is extremely critical to us as a station and global network to turn their space travellers to carry more business to the station and more science to the station.
FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR DAVID DEWHURST'S GIRLFRIEND ASSAULTED HIM
Former lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst's girlfriend assaulted him and he is not going to file a report against her.
The seventy four-year-old has been treated for fractured ribs.
Leslie Carone, Forty, is convicted of injuring the elderly. She is now in the Harris County Prison.
David said he will not press any charges against her girlfriend.
Sources with law enforcement also told a local news channel on Wed the violence has been going on for many days.
Caron was allegedly angry with David, for not contacting a business associate, according to court documents on May Thirteen.
And, 04 days later, she hurled a pan at him and hit him in the forearm, reports say. She is convicted of biting & choking him.
As per reports shows David had chest pain on May nineteen, and went to a local hospital. Radiography has revealed that he has multiple broken ribs.
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Chicago police announces the public safety strategy for Memorial Day
Chicago Police and other officials announced they are preparing a public safety strategy for Memorial Day Weekend on Friday morning.
At 11 a.m., the Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and representatives from the Chicago Fire Department, Chicago Park District, and other agencies made this announcement in a press conference.
To increase the safety for people, Chicago police will increase the number of patrols from Friday. People will be able to see a more significant amount of uniform police officers in and around major transit hubs and thoroughfares.
When it comes to large events, the preparation has to be good, and all the aspects of safety should be considered forming a new operation team. For this, the city is launching a first-of-its-kind Summer Operations Center within the Emergency Operations Center at OEMC. According to officials, SOC will start on Friday, and for every weekend this summer, it will be staffed by representatives from different departments of the city such as the Park District, Chicago Transit Authority, Chicago Public Schools, Streets and Sanitation and more. This operation aims to reach the most vulnerable parts of the society, and departments and agencies will be able to monitor the city quickly and efficiently with this new center.
Where to find good quality meat and barbeque for Memorial Day
As the Memorial Day is approaching, it may be an official start to grilling and outdoor smoking for many, but due to COVID-19, many grocery stores are having limited stocks of commercial beef pork processors.
As most of the restaurants are closed, many farmers and butchers have enough products to sell.
You can either order online or go and pick up from the farms, and your purchase will support the local farmers and business owners, and there is even a guarantee for high quality.
Shelly Herman and Irv Cernauskas have been delivering local products purchased fresh from farms, which include organic produce, meat, and cheese for all the Chicagoland.
The Hofherr Meat Company, which is just a few miles away, has one of the best butcher shops in the North Shore region, which delivers all over the area. They buy their products from local farms like Catalpa Grove and Creekstone, usually trimming and breaking things down themselves depending on customer orders.
In the West loop area, Publican Quality Meats is butchering similarly.
"We are sourcing from small, family farms, and we are getting whole animals, and we are introducing our customers to less common cuts of meat," said Head Butcher Rob Levitt.
Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli plead guilty to college bribes scheme
American actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli were found guilty of paying $500,000 as a bribe to the University of Southern California for the admission of their two daughters under a college admissions bribery scheme. The judge had not confirmed that he would accept the plea deals with the prosecutor.
According to the plea deal offered by their attorney, Loughlin 55 will spend two months in prison, and Giannulli will serve for five months. But U.S. District Judge Nathaniel Gorton said on Friday that he would decide whether to accept the plea deal after further consideration of the pre sentencing report. ''
While the video conferencing, the couple was on different screens with their lawyers and made no other comments during the hearing other than the answers to the judge's questions.
Around a dozen wealthy parents, athletic coaches, and other parents were charged for bribery schemes last year. These parents paid hefty bribes to the elite universities to get their children admitted in these universities with bogus test scores or fake athletic credentials, authorities said.
Loughlin had agreed to pay a fine of $150,000 with community service for 100 hours, and Giannulli agreed to pay a fine of $250,000 and community service for 250 hours.
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Pdte. Maduro denuncia infección intencionada de migrantes venezolanos con Covid-19 desde Colombia - teleSUR TV
En Venezuela se reportan hasta el momento 1.121 casos, 475 hospitalizados, 357 en centros de diagnóstico integral, 17 en clínicas privadas, 262 recuperados y 10 fallecidos.
El presidente de Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, acusó este domingo a su par colombiano Iván Duque promover la infección intencional de migrantes venezolanos que regresan a su país para cambiar la curva de contagio que se había mantenido controlada en este territorio desde el inicio de la pandemia de Covid-19. LEA TAMBIÉN: Venezuela agradece a Irán envío de buques tanques en el marco del bloqueo de EE.UU. El mandatario venezolano, en una reunión ministerial televisada, alertó sobre el aumento de los casos de contagios importados, en especial provenientes de Colombia. Informó que el número de infectados en Venezuela aumentó a 1.121 casos de coronavirus para este 24 de mayo, de los cuales 75 por ciento son casos provenientes del exterior. Maduro resaltó que, de los 843 casos procedentes del extranjero, unos 433 proceden de Colombia, mientras que 95 vienen de Brasil, 49 de Perú, 36 de Ecuador, entre otros países. Este domingo la cifra de personas infectadas con coronavirus fue de 111, la más alta desde que se detectó el primero caso en Venezuela. De este número, 93 casos fueron importados o por contacto internacional, 73 de ellos, proveniente específicamente de Colombia. En tanto, 18 casos fueron de transmisión comunitaria. El mandatario venezolano alertó sobre un nuevo foco de contagio registrado en el Mercado Las Pulgas en el Zulia, estado fronterizo con Colombia. Sobre la situación sanitaria del país, Maduro expresó que existe la cantidad de camas necesarias para los pacientes que necesiten ingreso hospitalario como consecuencia de la Covid-19. Sin embargo, hizo un llamado al pueblo venezolano a cumplir con las medidas de seguridad e higiene necesarias para evitar el virus. Recalcó además que Venezuela ha realizado más de 804.000 pruebas diagnósticos para descartar la Covid-19 en el país, lo que convierte a la nación de América Latina con el mayor número de pruebas por millón de habitantes.