Hidalgo to Move Harris County Back to Highest COVID Threat Level

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday plans to return the county to the highest COVID-19 threat level and urge unvaccinated residents to stay home and avoid unnecessary contact with others, two officials said. She plans to make the announcement at a 1:00 p.m. news conference with Mayor Sylvester Turner The virus has significantly worsened…Continue…

Suspect in Shooting Death of Teen After Astros Game Surrenders

Houston police tracked the Buick LaCrosse from its sale to its fiery destruction, leading to the identification and arrest in the road rage death of a teen Astros fan. Gerald Williams was taken into custody Monday after surrendering downtown at the Houston Police Department headquarters. Williams was charged last week in the death of 17-year-old…Continue…

Delta Variant ‘Explodes’ into Bexar County, Now Accounts for Most COVID Cases

During a coronavirus pandemic briefing on Friday, July 23, Mayor Ron Nirenberg announced that hospitalizations in San Antonio are now at 418 — and more than 95 percent of those patients are unvaccinated. The positivity rate has also jumped from 11.2 percent to 13.8, with a 7-day average of new cases being 363. More than…Continue…

COVID Hospitalizations in Texas Hit 4,000 for First Time Since March

The number of lab-confirmed COVID hospitalizations in Texas broke 4,000 on Friday for the first time since March, a worrying sign of the pandemic’s quick resurgence since the Delta variant was discovered in the state. The milestone comes amid rising COVID cases and hospitalizations across the country, especially in states with below-average vaccination rates. Dr.…Continue…

Conroe ISD Won’t Keep COVID-Positive Students Home

Conroe Independent School District students are set to return to class on Aug. 11. But as students return, the strict COVID-19 mandates of last year will not, and the district won’t be able to mandate that students positive with COVID-19 stay home to isolate. The district laid out the main tenants of its Roadmap to…Continue…

A Fully-Vaccinated Houston Wedding Led to 6 Delta Variant Cases

A couple hosting an outdoor wedding outside Houston in April required full COVID-19 vaccination from all of their guests. It was an open-air event, with 92 people in attendance. Their happy day turned into a nightmare, though, after one attendee died, two others were hospitalized with severe illness and three others tested positive for the…Continue…

San Antonio’s Current COVID-19 Indicators ‘Concerning’ to Officials

Even though more people are being vaccinated, the COVID-19 Delta variants are continuing to spread. Don’t allow the increasing vaccinations along with the lower positivity rate for the virus be a reason to let your guard down. This recent COVID-19 data is a eye-opening example on how fast the positivity rate can rise. After months…Continue…

Teen Shot on Freeway while Coming Home from Astros Game

We often find ourselves living each day in routine rather than in the reality of uncertainty. Though it may be unlikely, it’s always best to be prepared for the unexpected. One of the most ideal ways to ensure you are prepared is to contact an estate planning attorney. Many think it’s not needed, but it…Continue…

Using an Affidavit of Heirship as Evidence of Ownership of Real Estate

It is common to see family members reach an informal agreement as to how to handle the estate when a family member dies. These informal agreements often lead to disputes and end up in probate litigation. This is especially true when it comes to real estate. Family members may put off dealing with real estate.…Continue…