Judge denies request to throw out country music icon’s handwritten will

A McLennan County judge will not dismiss the 2003 handwritten will of Texas music legend Billy Joe Shaver, which purportedly leaves his estate to his nephew. The nephew of another country music legend, Willie Nelson, originally made the request to throw out the will. Tommy Witherspoon of KWTX reports the following: The ruling by County…

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Relief on Irrevocable Trust from Harris County Probate Court Affirmed

An irrevocable trust is a legal arrangement where the creator (settlor) of the trust transfers assets to another person or entity (trustee), while retaining the right to receive income generated by the trust and/or take possession of the trust property at a later date. If you are considering setting up an irrevocable trust, here’s a…

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Pfizer: Vaccine Safe for Children

Parents of elementary school students in the Houston area felt welcome relief on Monday when Pfizer announced its vaccine is safe and effective for the 5- to 11-year-old age group. The findings represent a key step toward inoculating a younger population that so far is unprotected from the virus. Right now, only children 12 and…

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What Does the FDA’s Full Approval of the Pfizer Vaccine Mean?

The FDA announced on Monday the full approval of the Pfizer vaccine for those 16 and older. That means the vaccine has now undergone extensive review over a substantial period of time —more than six months —to ensure long-term safety, said Dr. Prathit Kulkarni, with infectious diseases at Baylor College of Medicine. A fully approved…

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Only 27 ICU Beds Left in Houston’s Trauma Service Area

More than 10,000 Texans are hospitalized for COVID-19, according to data released by the Texas Department of State Health Services Tuesday afternoon. According to Tuesday’s report, 10,041 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state of Texas on Monday, the highest rate since Feb. 4, as the delta variant continues to dominate new COVID-19 infections.…

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Hidalgo to Move Harris County Back to Highest COVID Threat Level

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Thursday plans to return the county to the highest COVID-19 threat level and urge unvaccinated residents to stay home and avoid unnecessary contact with others, two officials said. She plans to make the announcement at a 1:00 p.m. news conference with Mayor Sylvester Turner The virus has significantly worsened…

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Suspect in Shooting Death of Teen After Astros Game Surrenders

Houston police tracked the Buick LaCrosse from its sale to its fiery destruction, leading to the identification and arrest in the road rage death of a teen Astros fan. Gerald Williams was taken into custody Monday after surrendering downtown at the Houston Police Department headquarters. Williams was charged last week in the death of 17-year-old…

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