Have a better week!
Daily Bible Verse:
“You are the world’s light–a city on a hill, glowing in the night for all to see. Don’t hide your light! Let it shine for all; let your good deeds glow for all to see, so that they will praise your heavenly Father.”
Matthew 5:14-16 TLB (The Living Bible)
It’s day 26 of the partial American government shutdown. IRS has recalled 46,000 furloughed workers to process refunds, but no audits. The IRS workers will not be paid, national news media report.
Furloughed federal workers are turning to non-profits and charitable acts of kindness for food and help to provide for their families.
The shutdown has closed the security checkpoint at Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas since Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Travelers also are feeling the impact with longer waits at TSA security checkpoints. Due to a shortage of TSA workers calling in sick or taking time to look for a second job, the federal government shutdown has affected airports across the country, including Houston, Miami and Atlanta Hartsfield. Airline travelers are advised to arrive 2-3 hours early before their flights and go through TSA security at another terminal. Check with your airport. The shutdown also has furloughed air traffic controllers.
Federally-funded museums, national parks, immigration courts, except for emergency deportation. and other federal agencies remain closed. The partial government shutdown affects more than 800,000 federal workers, including U.S. Coast Guard, TSA, IT workers, criminal investigators, mechanics, cooks, NASA employees and others who were layed off or working without pay. Furloughed NASA employees in Houston area rallied at Johnson Space Center to end the shutdown on Tuesday while some remained on the job without pay for the International Space Station.
Despite the federal government shutdown, Space Center Houston and its 400 exhibits will remain open.
USA Today reports Congress and the President still being paid during partial government shutdown. However, a few of the new people elected to Congress have requested to withhold their federal paychecks.
USA Today reports the President has donated his federal paycheck to different federal programs.
Category Archives: Harris County News
Surveillance Photo: Harris County Sheriff Office The Harris County Sheriff’s Office is searching for the person or people who shot at the Muslim American Society Katy Center Mosque. The mosque is located at 1800 Baker Road in west Harris County. … Continue reading
Updated January 15, 2019 A second driver in a deadly chase that killed 45-year-old Silvia Zavala on New Year’s Day has been indicted by a Harris County Grand Jury. Christopher Lopez, 45, faces charges of manslaughter, failure to stop and … Continue reading
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Larry D. Woodruffe Photo courtesy: Harris County Sheriff’s Office A second man has been charged with capital murder in the shooting death of 7-year-old Jazmine Barnes in Houston, Texas. Today the Harris County Sheriff’s Office homicide investigators filed a capital murder … Continue reading
Photos: Harris County Sheriff’s Office Updated 11:55 p.m., January 7, 2019 Harris County District Clerk Criminal records show a second suspect in jail on drug charges. We are not identifying this person or anyone else arrested until charges are filed … Continue reading
Photos and Suspect Sketch: Harris County Sheriff’s Office Updated January 3, 2019 Late this afternoon, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez and the Sheriff’s Office released a composite sketch of the shooter. They also released … Continue reading
Posted December 24, 2018 Soundbite: Houston Fire Department Assistant Fire Chief Ruy Lozano Updated December 28, 2018 Residents at Country Club Village Apartments woke up to smoke and flames this Christmas Eve. The 2-alarm fire happened at the apartment complex at 7018 … Continue reading