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Turner also stated that he would be vaccinated for COVID-19 once it becomes available, and he urged all Houstonians to do so as well. We have created a list of over 400 towns, cities, counties, and states where it is illegal for young people to be outside of their homes at certain times of the day. Is there a curfew tonight? So we would be able to provide that data when requested. according to the Harris County Public Health Department. "Historically, they had not separated. Texas reports 62,338 cases and 1,648 deaths. "I continue to look at all of the numbers in their totality, not just individually," Turner told reporters. One concern with the juvenile curfew, she said, is that data in other cities shows juvenile curfew citations are issued disproportionately to Latino and African-American youth. BROWNSVILLE, Texas (KVEO) – A Texas county judge said Friday that anyone who does not obey a new curfew aimed at preventing cases of coronavirus could … In Austin, Mayor Steve Adler said a curfew is a possibility, but he doesn't believe they will use it anytime soon. Over the weekend, the city of Houston crossed a dark milestone, surpassing 100,000 COVID-19 confirmed cases, according to the Harris County Public Health Department. Houston police can ticket teens under the age of 17 for being out at certain times of day without an adult. A Texas trauma surgeon is doing her part outside of the hospital to keep people informed about COVID-19. Texas reported 1,332 more cases of the new coronavirus Saturday, bringing the total number of known cases to 62,338. Get Houston's weather and area codes, time zone and DST. We have data from Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio specifically, and in every single place we saw very disproportionate enforcement against communities of color," Merfish said. Could Houston be placed under a curfew order? According to the numbers provided by the Texas Medical Center, hospitalizations remain down compared to their all-time high in July/August. Houston’s curfew was first enacted in 1991. Houston mayor imposes curfew to prevent potential looting - ABC … Author: KVUE News staff Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner discussed about the possibility of a Houston curfew to stop the spread of the COVID-19 cases at a Monday press conference. Houston Public Media is supported with your gifts to the Houston Public Media Foundation and is licensed to the University of Houston, Houston police can ticket teens under the age of 17 for being out at certain times of day without an adult. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner didn't mince words when he discussed the possibility of a Houston curfew to stop the spread of the COVID-19 cases at a Monday press conference. "No data I have seen on the curfew from Houston has white and Latinx broken out,” she said. 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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike in Houston, Mayor Turner said that the city's legal department has already taken steps to prepare for the possibility of curfew as a last resort. Saying the city doesn’t want a repeat of the vandalism spree that swept HOUSTON - New numbers released Monday by the Texas Medical Center show an increase in the amount of people hospitalized with COVID-19.. San Antonio City Council voted in 2018 to keep their curfew, but, it by removing the misdemeanor charge. Brett Merfish, director of youth justice at Texas Appleseed, has worked with cities across the state on revising their juvenile curfew ordinances. Texas Mayor Issues Curfew In Response To COVID-19 Surge – … "We don't just have a race," Acevedo said. Houston could see curfews like other Texas cities in order to … But criminal justice advocates said they find more harm than good comes from enforcement of "status offenses," which infer guilt based on the status of who one is. Award-winning journalist and former producer for ABC News. But Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said the department already collects information about ethnicity when issuing the citations. Dallas voted this year to renew their juvenile curfew, but reduce the penalty from up to $500 to up to $50. Dallas voted this year to. The curfew will begin at 7 p.m. and end at 6 a.m. for the next several days, officials said. That's two different categories that we can capture and we have been capturing.". "I want to make sure that we aren't overpolicing black and brown children," Castex-Tatum said. Houston’s curfew was first enacted in 1991. This map will tell you Christopher Zara 6/2/2020. Restaurants have to close to indoor and outdoor dining during the curfew, which ends tomorrow morning. Houston’s curfew was first enacted in 1991. There's now a curfew in Houston amid ... the immediate imposition of a nighttime curfew as the city tries to head off looting in the wake of epic flooding in Texas. Alison Medley is a digital reporter for But when we don't have the statistics broken down specifically by race or we have two races joined together, it makes it more difficult to have a healthy conversation with people that may see it otherwise.". Currently, that curfew is enforced during daytime hours on school days, but after City Council voted Wednesday to change the policy, minors will only get a citation for being out after 11 p.m. on weekdays and after midnight on the weekend. Cities across Texas have been rethinking their juvenile curfew ordinances. HPD issued 137 juvenile curfew citations in 2018. VACCINES IN TEXAS:  Take first FDA-approved vaccine offered, COVID-19 expert says, "I'm asking that we do everything we can do to blunt the trajectory," Turner said. At-Large Councilmember Mike Knox, a former Houston police officer, opposed the decision to end the daytime hours curfew. Even though school is out, there is still a juvenile curfew in the City of Houston. Get highlights, trending news and behind-the-scenes insights from Houston Public Media delivered to your inbox each week. According to Mayor Turner, he's instructed HPD to change the way they collect that data. "Or if he does engage the child in a conversation, the child can tell him, ‘Go take a hike, buddy. Violators can face a fine of up to $1,000. "Simply being out at a certain time is probably indicative of other issues, and by sending the kid into the criminal justice system, we're not really addressing those issues.". "What we have sought to do again is to strike a pretty good balance.". The curfew is set between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. for the next four weeks. I don't have to talk to you.'". This list does NOT include emergency curfews, areas where curfews apply to everyone, or … Juveniles cannot remain, walk, run, drive or ride about in or upon any public place in the city between the hours of 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 a.m. (midnight) to 6 a.m. Friday and Saturday. The fast-casual spot is now open at Central Square Midtown at 2100 Travis St. POLICE Department Juveniles Curfew Ordinance. "There have been a number of people who have come before us in two public hearings who wanted us to totally decriminalize across the board," Turner said. "We still have some concerns, but we see the changes to the ordinance as a step in the right direction," Merfish said about the changes Houston City Council made. Whether or not they report that information is another matter. Houston curfew called 'nuclear option' by Mayor Turner as COVID-19 cases rise, Yi-Chin Lee, Houston Chronicle / Staff photographer. "That information will be provided going forward as requested," Turner told Castex-Tatum. Houston isn't the only Texas city making changes to the juvenile curfew ordinance. Ultimately, Merfish said, there's one thing everybody involved in the discussion agrees on — kids shouldn't be on the street late at night. There is a curfew in effect this weekend in San Antonio and Baxer counties, residents forbidden from gathering outside from a0pm to 5 am unless they are commuting for work. Turner says that if health officials wants curfews implemented here, he’ll put them in place. in the city went to Latino and African-American youth in 2017 and 2018, advocates said. "For right now, we're not at that point for me to pull the trigger," Turner stated at the news conference. Fill out the form below to subscribe our new daily editorial newsletter from the HPM Newsroom. "The latest positivity rate is 8.8 percent. The penalty will also be lowered from $500 to $50. Throughout the weekend, protesters marched in Austin, Dallas, Merfish said that data hasn’t been accessible to the public. Explore Houston's sunrise and sunset, moonrise and moonset. "If I have statistics that say that's not the case, that helps me in my conversations. I plan to be vaccinated when the #COVIDvaccine becomes available and I encourage other #Houstonians to do the same.