51 min ago

Solange is still on the schedule to perform S...

Solange is still on the schedule to perform Sunday but some were miffed that she's now nowhere to be found on Friday's schedule

    Day For Night loses Solange on Friday, Wolfgang Voigt, Sky Ferreira
    Day for Night kicks off this afternoon - but there are already a few hiccups. At least a quartet of acts have disappeared from the schedule. They include Friday's "Soul Cleansing," a performance by Solange and her artist collaborative Saint Heron and German electronic musician Wolfgang Voigt, who performs as GAS.
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1 hour ago

This week: Gross storage methods, sewage and ...

This week: Gross storage methods, sewage and slimy ice, at longstanding Houston restaurants and buzzy new spots.

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Dec. 5- Dec. 12)
    Shipley Donuts, Pub Fiction, and Ritual in trouble with health inspectors this week Published 10:20 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 This week, gross storage methods, sewage and slimy ice land Houston restaurants on our weekly violations report. At Shipley Donuts (3726 Scott) inspectors found sliced deli ham stored in direct contact with the refrigerator shelves.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Do you think Harvey was an "equal-opportunity...

Do you think Harvey was an "equal-opportunity storm?"

    Was Harvey an 'equal-opportunity storm?' Hardly, says new report
    The lengthy barrage by Hurricane Harvey spared few residents along the Texas coast, but it was far from an equal-opportunity storm, according to a new analysis. Three months after Harvey, poor and minority communities are still struggling to rebuild from a storm that disproportionately affected them, and which worsened chronic issues related to inequality, according to a report released last week by the Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The Astros on Friday continued to add to thei...

The Astros on Friday continued to add to their bullpen. Think the team is making the right moves?

    Astros agree to terms with free agent reliever Hector Rendon
    Updated 10:43 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 The Astros added more depth to their bullpen Friday by agreeing to terms on a two-year deal with righthander Hector Rondon, sources confirmed to the Chronicle. Rondon, 29, was recently non-tendered by the Chicago Cubs after a season in which he had a 4.24 ERA in 57 1/3 innings.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Mitchell is one of seven Houston Independent ...

Mitchell is one of seven Houston Independent School District campuses displaced by Harvey.

    Harvey-displaced HISD campuses receive $4.7 million gift
    Aramco Services is giving $4.7 million to the HISD Foundation to provide technology, tutoring and other resources for students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The money will provide portable tools, such as iPads, that will enhance education even after Braeburn Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Kolter Elementary and Scarborough High rebuild; Robinson Elementary and Hilliard reopen, and Liberty High transfers to a new space.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The 63-year-old man reportedly kidnapped his ...

The 63-year-old man reportedly kidnapped his stepdaughter and held her captive for 19 years in Mexico while fathering her nine children.

    Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years, fathered her 9 children, feds say
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Kano, who was rescued from a Texas agency, al...

Kano, who was rescued from a Texas agency, already made his first drug bust!

    Kansas police officers' new co-worker is a pit bull
    STAFFORD, Kan. (AP) - Police in central Kansas have a new drug detective: a pit bull who was rescued by a Texas organization and trained for law enforcement work. Kano, a 55-pound (25-kilogram) puppy, completed his first drug bust Monday for the Stafford Police Department, the Wichita Eagle reported .
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

AIM will not BRB. AOL Instant Messenger is of...

AIM will not BRB. AOL Instant Messenger is officially gone as of today. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2j5dz0Z Tag one of your former chat friends:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    AIM will not BRB. AOL Instant Messenger is officially gone as of today. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2j5dz0Z Tag one of your former chat friends:
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3 hours ago

Moments from distant places were included in ...

Moments from distant places were included in the galleries, but others hit close to home.

    National Geographic's Best of 2017 photography includes Hurricane Harvey, Barack Obama and more
    National Geographic Magazine released their annual Best of 2017 photography that captured dozens of moments from around the world throughout the year.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

"It’s a black woman civil war.”

"It’s a black woman civil war.”

    Omarosa Rips 'Petty' Robin Roberts for 'Bye Felicia' Diss: 'It's a Black Woman Civil War'
    That didn't take long at all. On Thursday morning, Robin Roberts threw a dig at Omarosa Manigault, after the latter appeared on "Good Morning America" to talk about her exit from President Trump's White House. And just a few hours later the former "Apprentice" contestant shared a cutting response.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

"They had a choice to choose whether they wer...

"They had a choice to choose whether they were going to protect these young girls or leave these young girls out there vulnerable, and they chose to do the latter."

    Magnolia school board backs volleyball coach amid grievance, allegations of player abuse
    MAGNOLIA - The Magnolia ISD school board has denied a Level III parent/student grievance appeal regarding a formal complaint levied against first-year Magnolia High School volleyball coach Ashley Farris, The complaint and subsequent appeal was brought forth by Andrew and Mary Glover, representing their daughter Alex, a junior who left the volleyball program during this past season because of what her parents described as "physical, mental and emotional abuse" by Farris.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"I hope Ajit Pai drops his comically oversize...

"I hope Ajit Pai drops his comically oversized Reeses mug and it breaks"

    Internet fumes at FCC Chairman's cartoonishly large coffee mug during Net Neutrality repeal
    On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal Net Neutrality, an Obama-era regulation that guaranteed equal access to the internet. The controversial move has pushed FCC chairman Ajit Pai into the spotlight, so much so that social media hate has spilled onto Pai's cartoonishly over-sized "Reeses" coffee mug, which he occasionally sipped from during the widely-criticized reversal.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Last week Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon 's old ...

Last week Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon 's old home was listed right next door to Mattress Mack's former house. Take a look around here: http://bit.ly/2AK38v6

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Last week Hakeem "The Dream" Olajuwon 's old home was listed right next door to Mattress Mack's former house. Take a look around here: http://bit.ly/2AK38v6
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4 hours ago

A Houston bounty hunter and his girlfriend ar...

A Houston bounty hunter and his girlfriend are expected in federal court in Houston today. They're accused of running an international sex trafficking ring.

    Local bounty hunter facing detention hearing
    A Houston bounty hunter who billed himself as the Htown Hunter and his girlfriend are expected in federal court in Houston Friday to see whether they'll remain in custody pending trial on charges they ran an international sex trafficking ring. Luis De Jesus Rodriguez, 26, and Helen Leon Mesa, 28, are scheduled for a detention hearing before U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

He sold $35,000 worth of fish to Houston-area...

He sold $35,000 worth of fish to Houston-area restaurants.

    Freeport fisherman to be sentenced for catching red snapper without commercial license
    A Freeport man is set to be sentenced Friday in Houston federal court for lying to federal agents about a massive and unauthorized red snapper haul last March. Jamal Marshall, 36, who was only licensed for recreational fishing, pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 for lying to federal agents about hundreds of fish he'd brought in.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The new studio will have the flexibility to o...

The new studio will have the flexibility to open on to the plaza, enabling reporters to directly engage with the public and be at the center of major events happening in downtown Houston. Be on your best behavior, Houston.

    KHOU plans first satellite studio of its kind along downtown's Avenida Houston
    Starting in March 2018 a Houston news institution will begin broadcasting from one of the most popular spots in downtown. On Wednesday, the Houston First Corporation and KHOU-TV announced a partnership that will bring a satellite network studio into downtown Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

One suspect fled on stolen bike, others on fo...

One suspect fled on stolen bike, others on foot.

    Group breaks into Honda dealership using stolen truck, police say
    A group of thieves used a stolen truck to break into a north Houston Honda dealership early Friday morning, police said. Officers responded to a tow truck driver's call about a burglary in progress at the dealership off Interstate 45 near Midland Drive around 4 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Houston transit officials moved to use a slic...

Houston transit officials moved to use a slice of a downtown bus depot for a homeless shelter:

    Homeless shelter plan in Metro facility takes step forward
    Houston transit officials moved forward Thursday with a proposal to use a slice of a downtown bus depot for a homeless shelter, leaving much of the contentious debate for city council members. Residents and business owners close to the proposed site along McKee and Buffalo Bayou vehemently opposed the plan in comments to the Metropolitan Transit Authority board.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Housing costs have shot up, forcing about a t...

Housing costs have shot up, forcing about a third of adults in Houston to live with a roommate or parent. Would you live with a parent if your rent or mortgage got too high?

    Zillow: Houstonians are doubling up as rent costs rise
    About a third of adults are living with a roommate or parent in Houston, mirroring the trend for the U.S. as housing costs have shot up, a new Zillow report showed. "As rents have outpaced incomes, living alone is no longer an option for many working-aged adults," Zillow senior economist Aaron Terrazas said in an announcement.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Do you think this is offensive?

Do you think this is offensive?

    Texas restaurant criticized for featuring blackface caricature on wall
    A restaurant in Texas is being called racist for using an offensive sign to decorate its wall. The controversial sign at Cook's Garage in Lubbock features a neon caricature of an African-American male with the words "Coon Chicken Inn" written inside its mouth.
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6 hours ago

"We did not put this sign up to be derogatory...

"We did not put this sign up to be derogatory, racist or to offend anyone"

    Texas restaurant criticized for featuring blackface caricature on wall
    A restaurant in Texas is being called racist for using an offensive sign to decorate its wall. The controversial sign at Cook's Garage in Lubbock features a neon caricature of an African-American male with the words "Coon Chicken Inn" written inside its mouth.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

He left a note next to her body.

He left a note next to her body.

    Police: Suspect left note after strangling girlfriend
    SAN ANTONIO - A man accused of strangling his girlfriend and leaving a note next to her body was arrested Thursday. San Antonio Police Department spokesman Sgt. Michelle Ramos said Paulo Gonzalez Chavez, 40, faces a murder charge in the death of Idalia Celedon Becerra, 29. Police found Becerra dead at 2:55 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The bovine figured out how to push open the g...

The bovine figured out how to push open the gate — despite its beefed up latch system.

    Holy cow! Wandering bovine returned to Philly nativity scene
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A cow in Philadelphia apparently wanted to be away from the manger, as it escaped twice Thursday morning from a church's live nativity scene. Stormy, a 7-year-old brown and white Hereford, was back munching hay at Old First Reformed Church of Christ by 7:15 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

No matter what happens... they're always impe...

No matter what happens... they're always impeccably dressed.

    Ivanka and Melania Trump's top looks of 2017
    Published 2:25 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 This year was a roller coaster for the First Family. But despite White House scandals and testy tweets from her husband, the First Lady made it through 2017 looking prim and polished. During her first few months as First Lady, Melania's wardrobe appeared to be out of touch and too pretentious.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"The Ruger should have never been placed in K...

"The Ruger should have never been placed in Kelley's hands in Texas."

    Sutherland Springs family sues outdoors store where church shooter purchased gun
    Published 3:56 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 A family that lost three members in the Sutherland Springs massacre has filed a lawsuit against the store where the shooter purchased weapons, according to documents obtained by mySA.com.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"Cold-stun season actually runs through Febru...

"Cold-stun season actually runs through February so this is at the forefront."

    Cold weather stuns endangered sea turtle population in the Gulf of Mexico
    While southern Texas residents enjoyed a rare winter wonderland last weekend, the spate of cold weather has had an adverse affect on the local endangered sea turtle population. The NOAA Fisheries laboratory in Galveston picked up 18 cold-stunned green sea turtles last weekend in Christmas Bay, following a precipitous water temperature drop that accompanied a cold front and brought snow to the region.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Harvey has displaced eight Houston Independen...

Harvey has displaced eight Houston Independent School District campuses.

    Harvey-displaced HISD campuses receive $4.7 million gift
    Aramco Services is giving $4.7 million to the HISD Foundation to provide technology, tutoring and other resources for students displaced by Hurricane Harvey. The money will provide portable tools, such as iPads, that will enhance education even after Braeburn Elementary, Mitchell Elementary, Kolter Elementary and Scarborough High rebuild; Robinson Elementary and Hilliard reopen, and Liberty High transfers to a new space.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

He included the rest of his kids in one photo...

He included the rest of his kids in one photo.

    Barron Trump excluded from official Trump Christmas portrait
    Updated 4:14 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 People are asking what happened to Barron Trump after a couple of Christmas photos of the President were shared on Twitter. The GOP shared a tweet on Dec. 11 where people could sign the First Family's Christmas card.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"And if changes aren't made by the Department...

"And if changes aren't made by the Department of Criminal Justice, this will happen again."

    Texas prison teacher says inmate raped her at understaffed unit
    A Texas prison teacher tearfully called on Gov. Greg Abbott to charge the inmate she says raped her at an understaffed lock-up north of Huntsville. Nicole Truelove plans to file a lawsuit against the state over the Nov.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Deputies were at the scene of a vehicle subme...

Deputies were at the scene of a vehicle submerged in water in west Harris County, searching for the driver of a truck that flipped off a bridge into South Mayde Lawrence Creeks Sr.. http://bit.ly/2AIR0dI (METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Deputies were at the scene of a vehicle submerged in water in west Harris County, searching for the driver of a truck that flipped off a bridge into South Mayde Lawrence Creeks Sr.....
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12 hours ago

Deputies are investigating a daring high-noon...

Deputies are investigating a daring high-noon robbery in The Woodlands where the assailant used an unconventional get-away technique.

    Scooter-riding bank robber on loose in The Woodlands
    Updated 1:03 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 Deputies are investigating a daring high-noon robbery in The Woodlands where the assailant used an unconventional get-away technique. Law enforcement with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to the BBVA Compass Bank on Research Forest Drive near Gosling Road around noon Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Gorgeous!

Gorgeous!

    Secret chalet retreat in the shadow of Mount Baker asks $995K
    Just look at the view through those windows Published 3:04 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 The weather outside is frightful, but this home in Deming is more than delightful. RELATED: HGTV's 2018 Dream Home is in Gig Harbor This custom-built home is in the shadow of Mount Baker and sits on 40 acres.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Take a trip to another decade and be home by ...

Take a trip to another decade and be home by 2 a.m.

    Themed bars around the Houston area
    Houston is full of trendy, sophisticated bars with craft cocktails, but sometimes it's fun to immerse yourself in a kitschy or old-school theme instead. You can throw on some cowboy boots and a blingy belt and line dance your way to Spring, Stafford or Conroe for some country-style partying.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Three other HISD campuses remain closed – Hil...

Three other HISD campuses remain closed – Hilliard and Robinson elementary schools and Liberty High School.

    HISD signs off on razing and rebuilding 4 Harvey-damaged schools
    Updated 10:28 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 Houston ISD trustees on Thursday approved a $126-million plan to demolish and rebuild four aging elementary schools that were flooded during Hurricane Harvey, a proposal that will keep students out of their home campuses until at least 2020.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

This light display is not far from Houston an...

This light display is not far from Houston and is open to the public.

    Wright family wins ABC's 'Great Christmas Light Fight'
    It was nearly killing them, but the Wright family of Dayton had a secret. They couldn't share it or risk violating a contract and costing themselves thousands of dollars.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Ahead of the band's appearance at Day for Nig...

Ahead of the band's appearance at Day for Night this weekend we look back at the time the band played Numbers Nightclub in Montrose in 1995.

    When Nine Inch Nails played Numbers in 1995 "the whole floor was a pit"
    "The whole floor was a pit," says Chris Baccaro of an epic concert by Nine Inch Nails at the tiny Numbers nightclub in Montrose on Nov. 4, 1995. Now 44 years old, the service manager at an area Ford dealership speaks about the show in mythic terms, like many Houstonians who found themselves covered in the sweat of others that night.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

From "Deal or No Deal" to royal, she's had qu...

From "Deal or No Deal" to royal, she's had quite the transformation.

    From simple to elegant: Meghan Markle's style transformation through the years
    Published 7:45 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Before Meghan Markle was an actress on "Suits," or about to become part of the royal family, she was a model with a casual style. However, as the years have passed, Markle has traded in her "Deal or No Deal" briefcase and skimpy dresses for a more sophisticated, refined look.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Take a look at what the new version of J.J. W...

Take a look at what the new version of J.J. Watt's Reebok signature shoe looks like and also how he is sending some of those shoes to the troops.

    J.J. Watt dropping new Reebok shoes, sending some to troops
    At midnight Wednesday night, Texans star J.J. Watt and Reebok will release a new version of his signature shoe. As Watt was teasing to the sneaker release on social media Wednesday, he got a request from a United States soldier deployed in Afghanistan.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Hong Kong's hippest street food can now be sa...

Hong Kong's hippest street food can now be sampled in Houston:

    Hong Kong food trend lands in Houston's Chinatown
    Houston's wealth of diverse foods is about to reach a bubble-popping new level with recently opened Bubble Egg at 918 Bellaire Blvd., which features gai daan zai, colloquially dubbed "bubble waffles." Houston food writer Mai Pham reports that the new shop debuted in Chinatown's Welcome Shopping Center just last week.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Dinner and a movie is a classic, but it can g...

Dinner and a movie is a classic, but it can get pretty mundane if that's the routine.

    Creative date ideas in Houston for playful, competitive couples
    Let's be honest, dinner and a movie is traditional and often boring for date night. So instead of the usual, think out of the box and get playful with your partner.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The opulent home has luxury details including...

The opulent home has luxury details including a separate five-car garage and marble floors.

    Look into Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale's former Houston home
    Last week, the former home of Rockets legend Hakeem 'The Dream' Olajuwon went up for sale and it's right next to the former home of Houston businessman and humanitarian Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

As we march into 2018 (yikes) it's time to ta...

As we march into 2018 (yikes) it's time to take a look back at what the city of Houston looked like three decades ago.

    What did Houston look like in 1988?
    The Astrodome lost a big piece of its appeal, the city was constantly evolving, and one of its own became the President of the United States.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

"We had to lift the house off of them."

"We had to lift the house off of them."

    Two men fatally crushed while attempting to raise Hurricane Harvey-damaged home
    Two men were killed Thursday morning when a Hurricane Harvey-flooded house they were trying to raise collapsed on them in northeast Houston. The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Olana Drive, said Al Sterkx, spokesman for Harris County Emergency Services District 10, which responded to an entrapment call along with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and other officials.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

See before-and-after photos of the recent ren...

See before-and-after photos of the recent renovation done to Dennis Quaid's new home.

    Actor Dennis Quaid buys $3.9M home after it underwent dramatic face-lift
    Even for face-lift-friendly Hollywood, Dennis Quaid's new home has had quite a transformation. He paid $3.9 million for this renovated SoCal house. Becky Bracken, provided by Published 9:00 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Even for face-lift-friendly Hollywood, Dennis Quaid's new home has had quite a transformation.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"You have to sign a waiver of non-responsibil...

"You have to sign a waiver of non-responsibility to get in there."

    Price cut on fire-ravaged Bernal Heights cottage: Is $699,000 a deal for a tear-down?
    A 600-square-foot, fire-gutted cottage in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood was listed for $799,000 in October and didn't sell. Will 121 Gates now go with a lower price of $699,000? When SFGATE talked with listing agent Jim Laufenberg of Coldwell Banker back in October, he didn't sugarcoat the property.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"Aren't you also tired of all the pathetic 'm...

"Aren't you also tired of all the pathetic 'me too' victim claims? If every woman is a 'victim', so is every man."

    Texas official out after post disparaging 'pathetic' women
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A top aide to Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday after reports surfaced of him disparaging the stories of sexually harassed women as "pathetic" on Facebook. Paxton spokesman Mark Rylander said views expressed by associate deputy attorney general Andrew Leonie on social media "do not reflect our values."
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Those looking to get a peek into Hotel Emma -...

Those looking to get a peek into Hotel Emma -- without paying for an actual room -- can now take a tour twice a week.

    Hotel Emma is offering tours to the public
    Those looking to get a peek into Hotel Emma -- without paying for an actual room -- can take a tour twice a week.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Two men were killed when a Hurricane Harvey-f...

Two men were killed when a Hurricane Harvey-flooded house they were trying to raise collapsed on them in northeast Houston.

    Two men fatally crushed while attempting to raise Hurricane Harvey-damaged home
    Two men were killed Thursday morning when a Hurricane Harvey-flooded house they were trying to raise collapsed on them in northeast Houston. The house fell a little after 11 a.m. in the 5400 block of Olana Drive, said Al Sterkx, spokesman for Harris County Emergency Services District 10, which responded to an entrapment call along with the Harris County Sheriff's Office and other officials.
    http://www.chron.com

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