Texas is re-opening, but should we all run to the mall and go the movies? Check out the phased approach in this week’s Defender. This week’s edition is filled with COVID-19 resources. Look inside for help paying the bills, checking the status of your stimulus check, qualifying for the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, staying connected through Xfinity, and picking up a few DIY beauty tips.

In sports this week, we have your local NFL Draft take including a list of Houston-area players selected to this year’s draft.

Dancing, teaching virtual COVID-19 aerobics and step classes, and living her best life has been the routine lately of Gretchen Jèan featured this week in Fit & Fine. Enjoy her simple approach to physical, mental and spiritual strength amid the coronavirus pandemic this Friday online.

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