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Past articles by Gina:

One of Houston's top doctor says 'we're behind' in efforts to contain monkeypox outbreak

"If we allow the numbers to continue to accelerate, like any other illness, eventually, it will spill over into vulnerable groups," Dr. Peter Hotez said. → Read More

Texas lawmakers to hold ERCOT under microscope for winter grid disaster

While the state's energy council board was paid lavishly, leaders told ABC13 that ERCOT's failure cost Texans wages, their homes and in some cases, their lives. → Read More

What happens if you drink water, but you didn't boil it?

A boil water advisory can be issued under a number of circumstances from natural disasters. So, what are the health risks associated with not boiling your water? We took this question straight to Houston-area Dr. Christine Le with Kelsey-Seybold. → Read More

ABC13 town hall to explore COVID-19's effects on students of color

ABC13, Houston's news leader, is bringing together school officials and education advocates for a town hall Thursday, Feb. 11 (7-8 p.m. CST), exploring the potential consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on a generation of Black and Hispanic students. → Read More

Houston-area school districts search for ways to help students who failed 1 or more classes

Some local school districts are seeing more than 100% increase in the number of students who got at least one "F" in the first grading period. → Read More

Former Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins reveals his next move

Former Harris County Clerk Chris Hollins and his family discussed his plans for the future, his family's history of service, and the challenges to voter reform he went to court to defend. → Read More

Twin volleyball stars choose HBCU over Power 5 university

Twin volleyball stars Bria and Cimone Woodard have decided to go to Howard University after they decommitted from Texas A&M. → Read More

Americans often waited days or weeks for presidential outcome, UH history professor says

The wait for a president-elect may be annoying, but a University of Houston history professor reminds us this is not unprecedented in our nation's history. → Read More

How to get mortgage relief if you recently lost your job

Mortgage payment assistance is available for you if you can't pay your bills due to being laid off or furloughed. → Read More

How to background check your online dates for free

While some find happily ever after online, others encounter dangerous situations they might have prevented with a free background check. → Read More

Legacy charter school in Spring prepares student athletes for careers in sports

An ex-NFL star and his wife are the brains behind Spring's new Legacy: The School of Sport Sciences. → Read More

How Hurricane Harvey increased Houston's homeless population

A new Coalition for the Homeless report shows 18% of homeless people found living on the streets or in Houston shelters were never homeless before. → Read More

'Condom snorting' trend could make your teen sick

The social media phenomenon known as 'condom snorting' is so risky, the contraceptive could actually cause severe illness and possible death. → Read More

Harris Co. commissioners to vote on $105 million Astrodome renovation

Tuesday the Harris County Commissioners court will make the final call on a project that would reconfigure the Astrodome to add 1400 parking spaces. The plan involves raising the the ground level up to floors, which would create a parking garage. Funding → Read More

Convict turned comedian, Ali Siddiq working to put Houston on the comedy map

An open-mic night veteran is working to put Houston on the comedy map. → Read More

Astros/Dodgers bet, we'll drink to that!

The competitive bets on the World Series winner is expanding beyond elected officials to businesses in Los Angeles in Houston. The JW Marriott chain is the latest to make a friendly wager on the games. The Marriott in downtown Houston is going to have to → Read More

Friendswood posts Harvey debris updates on Facebook

The City of Friendswood is using social media to keep its community plugged in on debris pick-up. They are using their Facebook page to show photos of how many loads they've picked up and how many trucks are operating on their streets. They are also using → Read More

Can you help? Several Pasadena ISD bands in need of instruments after Harvey

Imagine this: football with no halftime band performance! That could be the case for several Pasadena i-s-d schools right now after Harvey destroyed hundreds of instruments. → Read More

Houston high on list for robocalls: How you can block them

While robocalls seem impossible to stop these days, there are some things you can do to block them. → Read More