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Nov. 4 Evening Newscast

Clinics across Texas have begun administering the pediatric version of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Across Texas this week, some places have already started offering Pfizer’s pediatric COVID-19 vaccine to 5- to 11-year-olds. There are also COVID-19 vaccine clinics now open for kids in cities like Dallas, Houston, Lubbock, and Amarillo. The pediatric shot received its final authorization for kids 5 to 11 on Tuesday. Texas is set to receive 1.3 million doses, and about 2.9 million children are now eligible statewide.
  • State representative Matt Krause wants to know whether Texas schools have specific books on campus about race and sexuality. The Fort Worth Republican sent a letter to school districts across Texas last week, asking about 800 different titles. But Krause said this week he can't discuss whether schools will face any consequences if they do have the books. It's not clear whether school districts are required to respond to the request. Some have said they won't.
Mark Haslett has served at KETR since 2013. Since then, the station's news operation has enjoyed an increase in listener engagement and audience metrics, as well recognition in the Texas AP Broadcasters awards.