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Posts published in “Day: March 4, 2021

Governor lifts Mask mandate, opens businesses 100% against heavy criticism

GOVERNOR ABBOTT makes announcement at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon in Lubbock.

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott stirred up a major controversy Tuesday, by issuing an Executive Order (GA-34) lifting the mask mandate in Texas and increasing capacity of all businesses and facilities in the state to 100 percent. The Governor made the announcement at Montelongo’s Mexican Restaurant in Lubbock in an address to the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce.

The announcement immediately drew criticism from County and City governments, labor unions, and public health officials that have been attempting for over a year to reduce the number of illnesses and deaths caused by the COVID-19 virus. This highly contagious virus is spread through human contact, and masks and social distancing, and “lockdowns” are the major elements in the fight against the disease.

President Biden tours Houston Relief sites

TOUR of the Harris County Emergency Center included L to R, Mayor Turner, Governor Abbott, President Joe Biden, and HC Judge Lina Hidalgo, explaining the details of operation in the emergency center.

HOUSTON – President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden traveled to Houston last Friday, February 26 as Harris County slowly recovers from the winter storm and power and water outages.

The president was greeted at Ellington Airfield when he landed by a delegation including Mayor Turner, Governor Abbott, and Congresspersons Al Green and Sheila Jackson Lee. They met with Gov. Greg Abbott at the FEMA vaccine super-site at NRG around 5 p.m. Friday. This will be Biden’s last stop after touring several locations, including the Houston Food Bank and the Harris County Emergency Management Center.

Biden earlier surveyed damage and recovery efforts following the deadly winter storm.

Jacinto City and Methodist Hospital vaccinate residents

Jacinto City Police Chief Joe Ayala receives his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Sonja Jenkins, a Certified Medical Assistant Nurse Background, Methodist Administration,  L-R: Dr. Parry Lauzon, RN Natalie Billot, Project Specialist Erika Dawkins, Manager Xavier Escobar, Operations Manager Dustin Meuth & Vice President Jeff Carr.(CRMA) (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Jacinto City, TX. – On Friday, February 26, 2021, hundreds of area residents poured into Jacinto City’s Town Center to receive the life saving COVID-19 virus vaccine. Houston Methodist’s Hospital brought in a crackerjack team of skilled upper management personnel along with experienced nurses and volunteers who spent their day vaccinating those with appointments.

Methodist has gained a reputation for leading in medicine and Friday’s example proved why that’s true. Everyone from the entrance door keepers to the nurses and administrative staff were on-top-of-their-game.

Garcia and Moya team up to distribute food in Galena Park

Galena Park food drive organizers: L- R: Volunteer Quincy Harris, Congresswoman Garcia staff: District Director Claudia Ortega Hogue, Field Representative Kory Haywood, Deputy District Director Chris McCarthy, District Director of Special Projects Yuroba Harris, City Secretary Mayra Gonzales, Mayor Esmeralda Moya and Fire Chief Tom Ehlers. (Photo by Allan Jamail)

By Allan Jamail

Friday, February 26, 2021 at the Galena Park Alvin Baggett Community Center park pavilion, Team Sylvia of Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia’s office and Galena Park Mayor Moya’s Team organized and distributed over a two day period to thousands of area residents both food and water. Since both the COVID-19 virus pandemic and the recent historical Texas winter storm, organizers said its one of the city’s largest request for emergency food and water.