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Understanding Spring Seasonal Allergies, prevention, treatments

HOUSTON - It's allergy season, so if it seems like everyone and their mom are getting sick, you know why.  During the Spring time in Houston, certain plants bloom, and with many people moving to the city, it's almost unavoidable to get sick. MORE: The difference between COVID-19 symptoms and seasonal allergiesBut before you freak out, allergy experts, like CVS MinuteClinic practitioner Erin Vierus, are stressing the importance of recognizing the signs, treating them adequately, and doing what you can to prevent them. "We've had a particularly bad sick season with so many different viruses circulating right now," Vierus explained.

"So one of the main things I always talk to my patients about is, ‘do you have a fever?’ Right off the bat, if you feel like you're getting those chills and body aches right away, typically, that's not allergies." Allergy season is underway and is expected to last for several months. Here are some tips for avoiding allergy triggers indoors."Allergies usually come quickly or a little bit more gradually, but it's usually more of an itchy kind of watery experience versus like a painful sore throat and painful sinus pressure," she added. Compared to most cities, Houston's allergy season is pretty severe, Vierus noted. "In Houston, we have plants that bloom year-round," she said.

"So this year, particularly right now we have our ragweed, oak, Mulberry, those kinds of things." PREVIOUS COVERAGE: Houstonians bracing for severe allergy season, experts weigh in on how to distinguish from COVID-19 symptomsFor many of the newer Houston residents, and therefore, not used to the plant and its effects, a lot of this may come as a surprise. However, Vierus explains we can keep track of what is blooming through

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Edwin Díaz - Jose Altuve hit-by-pitch in World Baseball Classic, leaves game with thumb fracture - - New York - Usa - Spain - Puerto Rico - city Houston - state Colorado - Venezuela - Dominican Republic
Jose Altuve hit-by-pitch in World Baseball Classic, leaves game with thumb fracture
MIAMI - Jose Altuve left Venezuela’s 9-7 quarterfinal loss to the United States on Saturday night with a possible broken right thumb after getting hit by a pitch in another injury setback at the World Baseball Classic.The Houston Astros second baseman, an eight-time All-Star and the 2017 American League MVP, fell to the field after he was struck by the 95.9 mph sinker from Colorado reliever Daniel Bard in the fifth inning. He grimaced as he walked off with an athletic trainer, and Altuve was replaced by Luis Rengifo."The Astros will provide an update tomorrow after further evaluation," the club said in a statement.A Houston athletic trainer was concerned Altuve’s thumb was broken but had not received a scan to confirm a break, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press speaking on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced a diagnosis.Altuve’s injury occurred three days after New York Mets All-Star closer Edwin Díaz sustained a season-ending knee injury during the postgame celebration of Puerto Rico’s 5-2 win over the Dominican Republic.MORE ASTROS NEWSAltuve did not answer questions from media after the game, saying only in Spanish: "All is good.""It didn’t look good," said Venezuela manager Omar López, the Astros first base coach.
Uvalde High School wins first home football game of the season - - state New Jersey - state Texas - city This - city Houston - city Indianapolis - county Uvalde
Uvalde High School wins first home football game of the season
UVALDE, Texas - A packed crowd turned out Friday night to show their Coyote pride as Uvalde High School played its home opener against Eagle Pass Winn, winning 34-28.Fans filled the stadium to support the Coyotes, a brief celebration amid the pain following the May 24 mass shooting at Robb Elementary School that killed 19 children and two teachers. "This town has been through a lot of heartache and pain," Roland Ramirez, head athletic trainer for the Houston Texans and a 1997 Uvalde High School alum, said to KSAT. Ramirez told KSAT he understands what it means to be "Uvalde strong." "One heartbeat and one community, and they are all here for one another and know each other, support each other, and that’s what this town is all about," he said.The Coyotes are now 2-0 this season, having won their season opener against Carrizo Springs.Uvalde High School also recently received new jerseys, pants, cleats, socks, gloves and other gear provided by Nike thanks to the Texans, who also paid for the team dinner Thursday night. Head Coach Lovie Smith, linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill, linebacker Christian Kirksey, and Ramirez went to Uvalde to support the high school football team.The Texans will also be debuting a "Uvalde strong" decal on their helmets at their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts on Sept.
Texas State student puts life on pause to adopt baby he found abandoned in trash pile in Haiti - - state Texas - city Houston - Haiti
Texas State student puts life on pause to adopt baby he found abandoned in trash pile in Haiti
SAN MARCOS, Texas - A Texas State student from Haiti is making headlines after his mission to adopt a baby he found in the trash back home went viral. Jimmy Amisial, 27, attended Texas State University as a communications major. In 2017, he went home to Haiti to visit family for the new year. MORE FINDING FAMILIESThat's where he found now-4-year-old Emilio Angel Jeremiah, just four months old at the time, abandoned in a pile of trash. "You could see him crying, and he had no clothes on, and he had fire ants crawling all over him," Amisial explained. He says because of Haitian superstitions a group of people surrounding the baby were too afraid to rescue him. "No one wanted to touch the baby because they thought the baby was cursed, they were like it's New Year's Eve, the devil is trying to get us," said Amisial. MORE HOUSTON-AREA NEWSHowever, Amisial, who often volunteers at orphanages, in Haiti said he didn't hesitate to pick the baby up and take him home. Haitian officers and a judge came to his family home, and they asked Amisial, just 22 years old and a college student, if he wanted to become the baby's legal guardian."Even though I didn't know how I was going to take care of him I took a leap of faith by saying yes," Amisial said. Since taking on the responsibility, Amisial has struggled financially.
27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old Missouri City girl he met online - - state Missouri - city Houston
27-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting 11-year-old Missouri City girl he met online
HOUSTON - New details are emerging regarding an accused predator that allegedly took an 11-year-old girl from her Missouri City home.27-year-old Jose Paniagua is now charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14. RELATED: Six men charged with solicitation of minors in Houston-areaAccording to court records, he bound the 11-year-old's hands and forced himself on her several times after first meeting the little girl online earlier this month. "So for the parents watching out there, if your kid is 13-years-old or younger, no social media whatsoever," says Tech Expert Juan Guevara Torres. That’s the recommendation from tech professionals like Torres, because it was in the chatting app Discord where the 11-year-old victim is said to have met accused sexual predator, 27-year-old Jose Paniagua, who is actually on probation in a different county for online solicitation of a minor. MORE CRIME AND PUBLIC SAFETYAccording to court records, the 11-year-old first thought she was talking and meeting up with a 13-year-old boy. Those court documents say on July 9 at Paniagua’s Houston apartment the 11-year-old was forced to have intercourse multiple times and her hands were bound with a leather belt. A sexual assault nurse quoted in court documents say markings were left on the child's wrists. Also, according to those legal records, Paniagua told police he picked up the 11-year-old and took her to his apartment several times beginning July 3, after meeting the 11-year-old online and Paniagua told investigators he first thought the little girl was a 22-year-old woman."When you’re 13 and below, you are very trusting, and you’re developing a lot of the street smarts.