Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US
As President Joe Biden pushes House Republicans to pass needed aid for Ukraine, he wants voters to understand that nearly two-thirds would actually be going to U.S. factories, like a munitions plant set to open this summer in a gleaming new industrial park in suburban Dallas.
Texas passes 1 million mark for vaccine doses given
FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, a patient receives an influenza vaccine in Mesquite, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)AUSTIN, Texas – Texas has distributed more than 1 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Thursday, as the state ramps up mass vaccination efforts while hospitals grapple with record numbers of patients. State health records show 1,021,511 doses given with 132,396 people fully vaccinated. The governor has said the supply of vaccine remains limited but urged the federal government to ship more doses more quickly.
Over 9,800 hospitalized in Texas with COVID-19, more vaccines on way
(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)AUSTIN, Texas – The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Texas continues to increase, as more doses of the vaccine are expected this week for front-line health care workers and residents of long-term care facilities. The Texas Department of State Health Services reported Sunday that 9,856 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized across the state. This month Texas surpassed 9,000 hospitalized coronavirus patients for the first time since a deadly summer outbreak. Johns Hopkins is reporting over 25,700 COVID-19 related deaths in Texas, the second highest in the country overall. State health officials said Friday that Texas will receive 620,000 more doses of COVID-19 vaccines over the next week.
‘Flu is still out there’: Not a typical flu season, but cases have been reported in Bexar County
SAN ANTONIO – Usually, during this time of year, we are reporting many flu cases, but this year, like all of 2020, is different. Some factors for lower numbers than usual are people wearing face masks, social distancing, staying home when sick, and traveling less. But despite lower numbers, Espinoza does confirm there are cases in Bexar County and that the flu should still be taken seriously. “We still encourage individuals to take precautions.”Metro Health advises that people should stay diligent about taking precautions and should get their flu shot. Related:Don’t skip your flu shot during the pandemic
Fewer Black kids getting flu shots, worrying CDC officials
New government data suggests more Americans have been getting flu shots in 2020, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu/coronavirus double pandemic. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)NEW YORK – More Americans have been getting flu shots this year, apparently heeding the advice of health officials fearful of a flu and coronavirus double pandemic, public health officials said Wednesday. But the flu vaccination rate for Black children is down, fueling worries that Black Americans may be turning away from shots. “It's certainly a point of concern,” said Dr. Ram Koppaka of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which posted new flu vaccination data Wednesday. “We'll monitor this over the coming weeks very closely.”So far there's been little flu going around, CDC officials say.
Texas officer kills man suspected of hitting worker with car
MESQUITE, Texas – An off-duty police officer shot and killed a 30-year-old man who refused to stop after striking a highway construction worker with his vehicle in Dallas, authorities said. The Mesquite Police Department said off-duty officers from the East Texas cities of Jefferson and Seven Points were providing construction security in Dallas early Saturday when the construction worker was hit. When Mesquite officers arrived, the suspect had been shot and the off-duty officers who pursued him were providing first aid. Biggs said the construction worker had been in stable condition but forwarded questions about updates to Dallas police, who responded to the shooting. Dallas police Officer Tamika Dameron said Sunday that the department did not know the current condition of the construction worker.
Bernie Sanders to hold campaign rally in San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders will hold a campaign rally this weekend in San Antonio. Doors open at 5 p.m.San Antonio will be Sanders' second stop in Texas on Saturday. Sanders' visit comes on the heels of a rally last week in Mesquite, where more than 5,000 supporters showed up, according to his campaign. Vote 2020 Newsletter: Early voting in the Texas primary beginsSanders has pulled in the most money of any remaining Democratic candidate from residents of the San Antonio area, racking up about $154,000 since the beginning of 2019, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The campaign has recently opened five offices across the Lone Star State and launched a $5.5 million ad campaign across Texas and other Super Tuesday states.