Brandon Walker, KPRC 2 Houston

Brandon Walker

KPRC 2 Houston

Houston, TX, United States

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Past articles by Brandon:

Community gathers to grieve death of George Floyd in Houston

The mask on Vernon Spivey’s face could not conceal the tears that filled his eyes. → Read More

Houston family remembers fallen heroes, including Jason Knox who died in HPD helicopter crash

The mailbox across the street from Arthur and Linda Craig proved the thread that strung people together during Memorial Day weekend. → Read More

59 residents, 17 staff test positive for coronavirus at Pearland nursing home

A senior living facility in Brazoria County has seen its number of confirmed cases of staff and residents infected with the coronavirus spike in recent weeks to 76, county officials confirmed Tuesday. → Read More

Hundreds of parents, students plan surprise birthday parade for big-hearted crossing guard

A crossing guard in Sugar Land stops traffic, especially on birthdays. → Read More

Fort Bend County Judge makes pitch to Elon Musk, Tesla to set up shop in county

State and local leaders made a pitch to bring Tesla to Texas Monday, after the company’s CEO Elon Musk threatened to move headquarters from California to Texas or Nevada, in protest of the stay-home orders that have kept the carmaker’s factory shuttered. → Read More

Wrongfully convicted man seeking to have his drug case overturned. Harris County DA supports him

James Harris said he regrets his absence at his children's high school graduation. → Read More

High school principal released from hospital after fight with coronavirus

A high school principal received a hero’s welcome Tuesday from staff and students who cheered him on as he was released from TIRR Memorial Hermann, following a 51-day stint for coronavirus treatment. → Read More

‘Just loved serving his country’: Marine with Houston ties remembered after dying of coronavirus

Staff Sgt. Mendoza survived war. His assignments took him to Afghanistan in the months following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He braved multiple tours of Iraq. However, it wasn’t the battlefield that lay claim to his life. Mendoza fell victim to COVID-19. → Read More

LIST: Churches, place of worship in Houston layout plans for first weekend after Texas reopens Friday

Phase 1 of Governor Greg Abbott’s plan to reopen Texas begins Friday. Part of it expands occupancy for places of worship, allowing many to reopen their doors for service so long as they adhere to social distancing and sanitary guidelines. → Read More

City increases testing efforts in underserved communities

The fight against COVID-19 in the Houston area has focused on increasing testing sites, especially in underserved communities where testing has been slim. → Read More

NAACP Houston condemns city council member over Rosa Parks reference

The Houston branch of the NAACP condemned comments made by a Houston city councilor, which compared the violation of social distancing orders to civil rights icon Rosa Parks. → Read More

Restaurant plans to reopen dine-in services Friday, despite Harris County stay-at-home orders

While the poster boards taped to the front windows of the restaurant thanked customers for their support during the coronavirus pandemic, beginning Friday, new posters will outline measures to keep diners safe. → Read More

These Houston-area malls are offering retail-to-go starting Friday. How it will work

Houston-area malls are preparing for some of their retailers to reopen Friday, as stores statewide navigate “retail-to-go,” as outlined by Governor Greg Abbott in an executive order announced last week. → Read More

Houston couple faces eviction notice amid coronavirus pandemic

For Keyon Dixon, the springtime usually means the bookings are plentiful. → Read More

Several grants aim to help Houston artists who’ve lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic

Houston’s arts community has been sidelined by the coronavirus. Box offices, galleries, and other performance venues have been shuttered citywide, leaving thousands of local artists without jobs. There’s a push to help, however, and it’s being led by those who are front-and-center in the industry. → Read More

Need for food skyrockets as Houstonians reel under coronavirus crisis shockwaves

The line of vehicles wrapped around Blackshear Elementary School in historic Third Ward Monday resembled the dismissal rush. Houston Independent School District Police directed traffic — a steady stream of moms and dads in the hundreds. However, school has been shut for a month because of the coronavirus. → Read More

Members of Harris County Sheriff’s Office hold prayer vigil for sick colleague

Members of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office held a prayer vigil Wednesday for one of their own who is currently battling the COVID-19. → Read More

Katy Chinatown restaurateur helping struggling small restaurants

Perched at the bar, Chef Alex Au-Yeung worked on his menu. Any other Tuesday afternoon, he’d be busy helping kitchen staff. The coronavirus changed that. Instead, Chef’s view of empty seats and bare tables tells the story of where things stand. → Read More

After a man couldn’t be with his wife during chemo due to coronavirus, he found a way to support her anyway

Albert Conner made sure he was on-time. He’s not much for a show, but he knew he needed to be there to support his favorite one-woman-team. → Read More

Texas couple ties the knot on Zoom during coronavirus pandemic

The coronavirus has impacted nearly every aspect of our daily lives, even on what’s supposed to be one of the most special days of your life → Read More