5 things for Houstonians to know for Friday, August 13

(*13*)Here are things to know for Friday, August 13:

1. Doctors say infants can face extreme issues or loss of life from COVID-19

(*13*)Doctors within the Houston space say COVID is now a illness that impacts kids.

(*13*)Dr. Michael Chang, a pediatric infectious illness specialist with UT well being, says of pediatric sufferers, youngsters and infants below one might be hit hardest by COVID-19.

(*13*)The metropolis of Houston and the health worker’s office mentioned there have been zero deaths of youngsters below 12. However, the health worker says there have been 5 inquest circumstances, which implies the loss of life certificates lists COVID-19 as the reason for loss of life, however there was no post-mortem finished by health workers.

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2. Texas warns Austin eating places that their liquor licenses might be revoked for requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations

(*13*)The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has warned two Austin eating places that they might lose their liquor licenses for requiring their clients to present proof of not less than a primary spherical of COVID-19 vaccinations earlier than they might be served.


(*13*)The two eating places, Launderette and Fresa’s, have been first alerted by the TABC on Wednesday that they have been in violation of Senate Bill 968, which handed throughout this year’s common legislative session.

(*13*)A spokesperson for the TABC informed The Texas Tribune in an e mail that neither of the eating places’ house owners have been conscious of the brand new regulation and that each instantly took steps to comply.

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3. Harris County recordsdata lawsuit in opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott’s masks ban

(*13*)The Harris County Attorney’s Office has filed a lawsuit Thursday in opposition to Gov. Greg Abbott’s govt order that bans native entities and college districts from requiring masks and vaccines.


(*13*)In a information launch, Harris County Attorney Christian Menefee mentioned: “Abbott has repeatedly misused his authority under Texas disaster laws. The current wave of the Delta variant presents a real and imminent threat to our most vulnerable populations, and local officials need to be able to respond to this crisis. The governor’s executive order acknowledges this crisis and then bans any meaningful action to address it.”

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4. Harris County Judge Hidalgo points well being order requiring masks in colleges, childcare facilities

(*13*)Judge Lina Hidalgo introduced Thursday a well being order requiring masks in colleges, non-religious non-public colleges and daycares in Harris County. This transfer is in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s ban on masks mandates, which has additionally led to a lawsuit from Harris County.


(*13*)“We have no choice,” she wrote on Twitter.

(*13*)She additionally famous the rise of pediatric COVID-19 circumstances as a cause for the rapid motion.

(*13*)(*5*) Hidalgo mentioned.

(*13*)Earlier this week, Hidalgo expressed assist for Houston ISD’s Superintendent Millard House II’s need to have a masks mandate for the district.

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5. People of shade make up 95% of Texas’ inhabitants development, and cities and suburbs are booming, 2020 census reveals

(*13*)Setting the stage for what is predicted to be a bruising battle over political illustration, the outcomes of the 2020 census launched Thursday confirmed that Texas’ explosive development over the previous decade was once more powered by individuals of shade.


(*13*)And it’s the state’s cities and suburbs which can be booming, with Texas dwelling to three of the nation’s 10 largest cities and 4 of the fastest-growing.

(*13*)Texas gained essentially the most residents of any state since 2010, and its Hispanic inhabitants is now practically as massive because the non-Hispanic white inhabitants, with simply half a proportion level separating them. Texas gained practically 11 Hispanic residents for each extra white resident since 2010.

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