Concerns rise about health and safety of essential workers

It took days, and additional medical bills, for one fast-food worker to get a COVID-19 test. The results came back positive sometime later, thankfully for the general public, he stayed home during the wait. Many others may not.

Clear Lake couple stuck on Coral Princess cruise ship

Over 270 passengers are still waiting to disembark the Coral Princess cruise ship after it docked in Miami over the weekend. At least 12 onboard tested positive for COVID-19, and so far three of them have passed away.

How to meditate through COVID-19 fears

Stress is at an all-time high as people are losing jobs and income, facing new dynamics at home and not knowing how they will pay bills. So one way to bring peace into your home in the time of worry: meditation. Mark Ram, a 30-year meditation instructor with Brahma Kumaris ® Texas, says he’s been getting a lot of calls with people looking for ways to find calm, so he decided to give free classes online teaching how to meditate. Live online 30-minute training sessions will be held beginning Thursday, April 9 for 12 days at 7 p.m. nightly at

Small business assistance

The COVID-19 pandemic is hurting small businesses across the country. Billions of dollars from the $2 trillion stimulus package are dedicated to small business loans. There is also more help available.