Jacob Rascon, Houston News

Jacob Rascon

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Past articles by Jacob:

American Dream elusive as ever for migrants crossing the US-Mexico border

The American Dream remains elusive for migrants attempting to cross the southern border. Here is what ABC13 anchors Art and Jacob Rascon saw while there. → Read More

Houston family searching for grandfather’s treasured U.S. Coast Guard jacket

Steve Schifani remembers the Cuban Missile Crisis like it was yesterday. → Read More

Houston woman may have contracted coronavirus nearly a month before the first confirmed case

An otherwise healthy Houston woman in her 30s who doctors said had pneumonia in February believes she actually had coronavirus. → Read More

After 9-week closure, Houston-area bar owners rejoice at prospect of reopening Friday

Thousands of bartenders in Texas rejoiced at Monday’s news that they would soon be able to return to work. Theresa Bernal, a bartender at Cozy Corner bar in Harris County for more than 20 years, was among them. → Read More

‘I made a call, and I just said goodbye’: The Woodlands COVID-19 survivor remembers nearly losing his life

Exactly one month after 59-year-old David Manger from The Woodlands was hospitalized with coronavirus, he was finally able to go home, recovering but not yet whole. → Read More

Houston ER nurse recovers from coronavirus, while husband is still fighting for his life

The Mangers never imagined they would be diagnosed with the coronavirus. Kellie Manger, a nurse at the Texas Medical Center, said she recovered quickly. → Read More

How do you know if you have ‘recovered’ from coronavirus? The CDC explains

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance to explain further what it means to recover from COVID-19. → Read More

Houstonians refuse to let city workers make sewage repair, citing coronavirus concerns

Residents in one Eastwood neighborhood have chained their fences and refuse to let city workers on the property to repair a wastewater line, citing coronavirus concerns. → Read More

Harris County Sheriff: ‘We cannot let a health pandemic become a child abuse pandemic!’

With children spending all their time at home, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez is urging adults to be more vigilant about the children around them and to keep an eye out for signs of abuse. → Read More

Tough decision for some small business owners in Texas: Pay sales tax or pay employees?

In Texas, sales tax collected by businesses is due to the state every month on the 20th. This month, some business owners must choose between paying that tax and paying their employees. → Read More

Pop-up drive-in theater a lifeline for families, restaurant in Spring

When the owners of Butler House in Spring transformed the parking lot next door into a drive-in movie theater, they had “no idea” if anyone would show up. → Read More

Houston rodeo bull riders lose income, world standings after historic cancellation

The stars of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are looking for work after the historic cancelation cost them paychecks, time and world standings. → Read More

Houston rodeo bull riders lose income, world standings after historic cancellation

The stars of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo are looking for work after the historic cancelation cost them paychecks, time and world standings. → Read More

Houston area restaurant owners say customers are swiping toilet paper, sanitizer

As fears about Coronavirus grow, the number of customers at some Houston area businesses are shrinking. But in some cases, so is the supply of hand sanitizers and even toilet paper. → Read More

Investigation underway at Houston-area preschool after death of 5-year-old girl

Investigators are looking into the death of a 5-year-old girl who stopped breathing while at Kleinbrook Community Preschool in northwest Harris County Wednesday evening. → Read More

HPD saves 85-year-old man who was robbed and threatened with his own cane, officials say

A man robbed and threatened an elderly man Monday with his own cane after posing as a Good Samaritan. → Read More

Hit-and-run suspect crashes into fire hydrant, climbs out of car window with toddler

Police are investigating a hit-and-run accident in the Montrose area that ended with the suspect climbing out of the window of his jeep with a toddler and trying to run away. → Read More

DPS Trooper fires gun at armed robbers in northwest Houston; search underway after suspects flee

A Department of Public Safety trooper fired his gun at three men who officials say were trying to rob an AT&T store in northwest Houston Wednesday afternoon. The gunshot did not strike any of the suspects and they fled the scene on foot, officials say. → Read More

TSU Board of Regents vote 6-1 to fire President Dr. Austin Lane; crowd reacts with outrage

There were angry outbursts from the crowd late Wednesday night as the Texas Southern University Board of Regents announced that they voted 6-1 to fire President Dr. Austin Lane. → Read More

LIVE: Body of fallen Liberty County deputy escorted home

A Liberty County Sheriff's Office deputy who was shot in the neck during a traffic stop last year has died from an apparent heart attack, officials said. → Read More