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ABC13 gets answers to your 2021 hurricane season questions

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — With the start of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season fast approaching, ABC13 is getting answers to your questions as our region prepares for a potentially stormy summer.

Eyewitness News hosted a one-hour town hall Tuesday night, urging residents to stay weather aware and prepare for possible impacts now through Nov. 30.

ABC13 chief forecaster David Tillman and meteorologist Kevin Roth gathered leaders and experts to help answer your questions about these threats and how to prepare.

NOAA predicts we could see as many as 13 to 20 named storms, six to 10 of which could become hurricanes with winds of 74 mph or higher.

Three to five major hurricanes are predicted as likely, reaching categories 3, 4 or 5 with winds of 111 mph or higher.

NOAA says there is a 60% chance of another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season in 2021, but experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen last year.

Watch a recap of the event, live newscasts and in-depth reporting from ABC13 on your favorite streaming devices, like Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and Google TV. Just search “ABC13 Houston.”

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Author: David Tillman

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ABC13 partners with nearly 25 restaurants for in-person job fair with on-the-spot hiring

KATY, Texas (KTRK) — In a month, boosted unemployment benefits end in Texas, which is why ABC13 has multiple ways for you to land a job today.Tony’s Tex-Mex is hosting an in-person job fair. From 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., nearly 25 restaurants will be in the parking lot conducting interviews and doing on the spot hiring.

RELATED: Petition seeks to restore Texas’ $ 300-a-week jobless benefitYou can also land a job from the comfort of your house with ABC13’s virtual job fair. For more than a year, we’ve partnered with Workforce Solutions to help hundreds land jobs during the pandemic.

To participate, look for the livestream on our website and streaming apps. There are more than 2,000 jobs, with some paying $ 32 an hour.

During the virtual event, you can also call the ABC13 viewer hotline and receive free help from a Workforce Solutions recruiter. The number is (832) 849-0480.

To preview the jobs in the virtual event, go to the Workforce Solutions website, and look for the “as seen on ABC13” section.

Restaurants across the Katy and Houston area are coming together because they’ve struggled to find workers during the pandemic. With COVID-19 numbers improving, and more people getting vaccinated, business has returned.Now, restaurants need employees. Tony’s Tex-Mex, located at 17790 Katy Freeway, is calling the event, “Working Together, Not Competing.”

Here is a list of the restaurants that’ll be at the in-person job fair:

  • Taco Bueno
  • Denny’s
  • Palace Social
  • Applebee’s
  • Adrian Street Mexican Food
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • Vida Mariscos
  • Tony’s Tex-Mex
  • Brio
  • Ambriza
  • MOD Pizza
  • Rudy’s
  • First Watch
  • Salata
  • Willie’s Grill Icehouse
  • Top Golf
  • Torchy’s Tacos
  • Panera Bread
  • Orleans Seafood
  • Cracker Barrel
  • Pinchy’s Tacos
  • Chipotle

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Author: Nick Natario

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ABC13 Exclusive: Rep. Dan Crenshaw talks emergency eye surgery and recovery ahead

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw is on the road to recovery and is optimistic about his sight returning to normal after emergency surgery for a detached retina.Eyewitness News spoke exclusively with the representative on Wednesday via Skype, who said he hopes to be back in action soon.

“I never had a good eye,” he told ABC13 via from his Houston home. “Everybody sees me in public and thinks, ‘Well, he’s got one eye. At least he’s got one eye.’ Well, that’s never really been true. I’ve always had extensive damage to my one eye, and that scar tissue had built up in my eye from the damage over the years and eventually caused it to detach.”READ MORE: Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw recovering from emergency eye surgery

The second-term Republican congressman, who represents Texas’ second district, lost his right eye during a bomb explosion Afghanistan while serving with the Navy SEALs in 2012. His left eye requires specific contacts or severe glasses.

Crenshaw has no natural lens and likens his vision to someone with a cataract. But weeks ago, it got worse.

“The left half of my vision was closing in,” Crenshaw explained. “The retina was peeling off. It’s like a poster on your wall peeling off. Luckily, it didn’t fall off. If it had fallen off, I would have gone blind immediately.”

He credits his doctors at the Houston VA hospital for an outstanding job. For seven days, he was forced to sit face down and couldn’t travel for six weeks.

Crenshaw won’t risk the increased pressure in the gas bubble inserted to help the retina.”The retina looks like it’s in a good place,” he said. “So, I am optimistic that I’ll get back to my sense of normal. Again, that’s very different than your sense of normal, but my sense of normal is what I’m hoping for. ”

Crenshaw is also a best-selling author. In his book, Fortitude, he spoke about resilience and self-reliance, personal responsibility and having a positive attitude.

“It was terrifying, but it can always be worse,” he said. “That’s what perspective is. America needs a lot more of that these days. It could always be worse, and you always deal with it better. That’s an important reminder when going through tough times.”He said that’s what he takes from this experience. The congressman hopes to be on the road again by the end of May, but his office never shut down. They continue to the people’s business, and he can participate remotely in much of the daily Capitol Hill work, for now.

To watch Rep. Crenshaw’s full interview, watch it now on ABC13 using your favorite streaming devices, like Roku, FireTV, AppleTV and GoogleTV. Just search “ABC13 Houston.”

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Author: Tom Abrahams

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ABC13 to host town hall exploring hate crimes against Asian Americans

Author: Miya Shay

This post originally appeared on ABC13 RSS Feed

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — As concern grows nationally amid rising violence against our Asian American and Pacific Islander community, experts say data from Houston recording these hate crimes could be skewed.

ABC13, Houston’s news leader, is hosting a one-hour town hall Wednesday (7-8 p.m. CDT), highlighting how acts of violence, discrimination and microaggressions against the AAPI community have unfolded across southeast Texas.

Eyewitness News reporter Miya Shay is gathering a panel of law enforcement and community leaders, and getting answers to your questions about this important issue.

Panelists for Wednesday’s town hall include:

  • Bobby Singh, Sikh community activist
  • David Shin, Korean community activist
  • Rogene Calvert, OCA Houston board member and community activist
  • Houston Police Department and FBI representatives

Viewers are urged to submit their questions for Wednesday’s town hall here:
(On mobile? You can open our form by tapping here.)

Stop AAPI Hate, a nonprofit organization which advocates on behalf of Asian crime victims, reports out of nearly 4,000 hate incidents in the U.S. since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 100 happened in Texas.

In the aftermath of the Atlanta spa shooting that killed eight people on March 16, HPD said the department had “not seen an increase in hate crimes toward the Asian community.”

Experts, however, believe Houston and other cities could be underreporting crimes against the AAPI community, where some segments of the population are less likely to report hate incidents, according to AAPI Data, a California-based policy and research nonprofit.

About 5.3% of Texans identify as Asian, while 7% of Houstonians are in the AAPI community, according to the U.S. Census.

The virtual town hall will stream exclusively on ABC13.com and ABC13’s apps for your smartphone, Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, and Google TV devices. Just search “ABC13 Houston.”

Editor’s note: Video above is from a previously published story.

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Watch ABC13 and Texan Live's Game of the Week

Don’t miss ABC13 & Texan Live’s[1] Game of the Week series!On Tuesday, April 13, get ready for a battle on the diamond as the Tomball Cougars clash with the Tompkins Falcons. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

Download our free streaming app to your Roku, Fire Stick, Apple TV or Android TV[2] to watch the games.

We’ll play the games live right here in this story and on our iPhone and Android apps[3].

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