43 min ago

In case you're going away for the long weeken...

In case you're going away for the long weekend.

    Tips for keeping your home safe while you're on vacation
    The last thing you want to do when you get home from vacation is come face-to-face with the stress and reality that while you were away your home was broken into, but according to SafeGuardTheWorld.com, the highest percentage of burglaries happen during the summer months.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

They may not be as big as the Alamo, but thes...

They may not be as big as the Alamo, but these places are definitely worth visiting.

    22 historic sites in Texas that will fill you with Lone Star pride
    Published 6:07 pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Texas is rich with historical background, and part of the pride of being from the Lone Star State is getting to visit the exact spots where moments helped shape America.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Dorothea Lange became one of the most iconic ...

Dorothea Lange became one of the most iconic photographers during the Great Depression for her strong, compelling photos of migrant families and homeless farmers.

    Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange's summers in the Texas Dust bowl
    Born in 1895, Dorothea Lange became one of the most iconic photographers during the Great Depression for her strong, compelling photos of migrant families and homeless farmers.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The watch party raised $100,000 for the Santa...

The watch party raised $100,000 for the Santa Fe Memorial Fund.

    Rockets sell out Game 6 watch party at Toyota Center to benefit Santa Fe Memorial Fund
    Updated 4:50 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2018 The Rockets sold out all 10,000 tickets to a Toyota Center watch party for Game 6 on Saturday. The watch party raised $100,000 for the Santa Fe Memorial Fund.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Cindy Crawford's daughter is now following in...

Cindy Crawford's daughter is now following in her footsteps almost 30 years later.

    Then & Now: '80s sexiest pinups, heartthrobs and crushes we still can't get enough of
    You can say a lot about the 1980s - our hair was crazy, our clothes were terrible and our music was generally pretty laughable - but there's one thing you'be gotta give the era of Reagan credit for.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Sue and Lester Smith will serve as co-chairs ...

Sue and Lester Smith will serve as co-chairs of the 2019 Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation, Houston's most celebrated fashion and philanthropic affair, benefiting the March of Dimes. https://chrn.cl/2GM6mfG

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Sue and Lester Smith will serve as co-chairs of the 2019 Houston Chronicle Best Dressed Luncheon and Neiman Marcus Fashion Presentation, Houston's most celebrated fashion and philanthropic affair,...
    http://www.facebook.com

4 hours ago

Relax. Your chicken wings are safe.

Relax. Your chicken wings are safe.

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out. Here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: American Restaurant Granted Permission to Sell Dog Meat!
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"Red-nosed teenagers in tired black dresses f...

"Red-nosed teenagers in tired black dresses file into their seats. They pause and go through the motions they've learned well this week: Offer a hand. A hug. Whisper 'I'm so sorry,' and try not to cry harder than the person you're consoling."

    Santa Fe victim Shana Fisher laid to rest in emotional funeral
    Hundreds of friends and family members trickled into the large hall at Abundant Life Christian Center in La Marque Saturday morning to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of 16-year-old Shana Lorraine Fisher, as the words of the country song "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry fill the room: "If I die young, bury me in satin.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

See how often she commissioned Clint Harp to ...

See how often she commissioned Clint Harp to build a table, a buyer's average all-in budget, and more

    Fun 'Fixer Upper' Stats, Like: Joanna Gaines Used Shiplap in 39 Percent of HGTV Houses (Exclusive)
    HGTV's "Fixer Upper" may be over, but TheWrap exclusively has a whole new way to view the popular Chip and Joanna Gaines home renovation series. Our friends at Homes.com watched all 67 episodes of the entire series for us, coming up with some very cool stats.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

A century ago, American troops saw a land rav...

A century ago, American troops saw a land ravaged by trench warfare and chemical weapons.

    AP PHOTOS: Then and now: France's World War I battle-scape
    PARIS (AP) - U.S. troops fighting in France in World War I found a landscape ravaged by trench warfare and chemical weapons, churches gutted by bombs and used as makeshift hospitals, and villages turned into military prisons.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Take a closer look at the NRA playbook in the...

Take a closer look at the NRA playbook in the wake of Santa Fe.

    After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list
    In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

"He was a one-of-a-kind combination of techni...

"He was a one-of-a-kind combination of technical achievement as an astronaut and artistic achievement as a painter."

    Astronaut Alan Bean dies in Houston at 86
    Updated 2:14 pm, Saturday, May 26, 2018 Astronaut Alan Bean, the fourth person to walk on the moon, died Saturday at Houston Methodist Hospital. He was 86. He recently became sick while traveling in Indiana, according to a statement from his family. Friends and family said they will remember Bean as an accomplished artist and astronaut.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Rockets fans can watch tonight's Game 6 toget...

Rockets fans can watch tonight's Game 6 together at Toyota Center, and the proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund.

    Rockets to host Game 6 viewing party benefiting Santa Fe
    The Rockets will have a Game 6 viewing party at Toyota Center on Saturday night with all proceeds from the night going to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund. Game 6 of the Western Conference finals between the Rockets and Warriors starts at 8 p.m. Doors at Toyota Center will open at 7 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

See how much money Texans are losing year to ...

See how much money Texans are losing year to year.

    Cheating workers out of wages is easier than ever
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Elizabeth C. Tippett, University of Oregon (THE CONVERSATION) Jara Neal Willis, a nurse at a hospital in Texas, usually clocked in a few minutes before the start of her shift and stayed late whenever her patients needed help.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A routine call quickly turns into a crash and...

A routine call quickly turns into a crash and multiple shots fired.

    HPD officer shoots driver who tried to run over woman, authorities say
    Officers were dispatched just before midnight to a gas station at 9421 Cullen Blvd. for a trespassing call. While interviewing a woman there, a man "appeared to intentionally" hit her and a patrol car, Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner said.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Investigators later learned that the victim w...

Investigators later learned that the victim was 57-year-old Rocky Lee - and that it may not have been a break-in.

    Cop arrested in death of brother, a Harris County sheriff's deputy
    Updated 11:54 am, Saturday, May 26, 2018 A Stagecoach Police Department officer was arrested Saturday in the fatal shooting of his brother, a Harris County sheriff's deputy, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Former UH coach Kevin Sumlin spoke about his ...

Former UH coach Kevin Sumlin spoke about his return to the campus in September for the first time since leaving in 2011. ‘Coming back will be interesting. They say time heals all wounds. We’ll see. I don’t think time has healed that wound.’ https://chrn.cl/2s87vJn

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Former UH coach Kevin Sumlin spoke about his return to the campus in September for the first time since leaving in 2011. 'Coming back will be interesting. They say time heals all wounds. We'll see....
    http://www.facebook.com

10 hours ago

Congrats Colorado!

Congrats Colorado!

    Shipley Do-Nuts expands to Colorado
    Houston-based Shipley Do-Nuts will expand to Colorado with the opening of its first store in June. The store, scheduled to open at 5400 S. Parker Road in Aurora, will be run by franchisees Bryan Kopp and Julie Kopp. The Kopps are developing their second location in 2019.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

J.T. was captured on video leaving the hospit...

J.T. was captured on video leaving the hospital Friday afternoon.

    Justin Timberlake visits Santa Fe shooting victims at Clear Lake Regional
    After hanging out with J.J. Watt at the Houston Rockets' Thursday night game, Justin Timberlake took a trip to Webster on Friday, to visit victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center. Timberlake's visit was caught on camera in the afternoon by bystanders who filmed him walking out and getting into a waiting vehicle.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Be the ball.

Be the ball.

    The making of 'Caddyshack' and a new comedy culture
    When the Bill Murray-Chevy Chase comedy "Caddyshack" opened during the summer of 1980, it was popular and made a solid profit, but the movie was overshadowed by the bigger hits that season, including "The Blues Brothers," "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Urban Cowboy."
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

It's time to make a change.

It's time to make a change.

    Galveston condos: What it costs to own a small piece of the island
    There are those who pay for a hotel room each time they want to take a Galveston vacation, and there are those who make Galveston their second home. Some Galveston condos come with great perks, like resort-style pools and on-site restaurants, and others are fully furnished on move-in day.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

It was a rehearsal for Harvey.

It was a rehearsal for Harvey.

    Remembering Memorial Day 2015's costly, deadly flooding
    Looking back it was a dress rehearsal of sorts for what would come a few years later.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

No word from the police department yet if any...

No word from the police department yet if anyone has turned in rival drug dealers.

    Rowlett Police Department to drug dealers: Eliminate your competitors by reporting them
    A north Texas police department is asking drug dealers to turn in rival competitors who are stealing potential clients from them. The Rowlett Police Department told drug dealers on Twitter Friday that they are always striving to improve community relations, even if the two camps don't always see eye to eye.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The woman claims guards "would walk by and te...

The woman claims guards "would walk by and tell me they wouldn't do nothing for me until I had that baby in that cell," according to a news station.

    A woman gave birth in a Texas jail cell. She claims guards did nothing to help her
    A woman who gave birth in a north Texas jail said guards refused to help her through her delivery. Shaye Bear gave birth to her son Cashh in an Ellis County Jail cell in Waxahachie on Thursday. "I delivered a 1-pound, 2-ounce baby in that single cell screaming for hours, begging them to come and help me," Bear told news station WFAA-TV.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"Our job is to be good students. Your job is ...

"Our job is to be good students. Your job is too keep us safe. You have failed at your job," the letter to the governor reads.

    Letter to Gov. Abbott: 'Why is our safety less important than the check you get from the NRA?'
    A gun violence advocacy group asked Gov. Greg Abbott what he was going to do to stop mass shootings in Texas in a full-page advertisement that ran in Tuesday's Houston Chronicle. "Our job is to be good students. Your job is too keep us safe.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The gas station had a flag installed on Wedne...

The gas station had a flag installed on Wednesday, after spending all of May explaining to people that the flag pole had been damaged.

    Texas gas station latest victim of 'shunned serviceman' online rage
    A South Texas gas station became the target of online vitriol known as "shunned servicemen" rage after a man took to Facebook and claimed it wouldn't fly the American flag due to fear of losing "foreigners' business."
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

"Everybody is with Tomi Lahren," Trump tweete...

"Everybody is with Tomi Lahren," Trump tweeted after her public skirmish.

    Trump comes to the aid of Tomi Lahren after she had a drink thrown at her
    Controversial conservative starlet Tomi Lahren is once again making headlines, this time for getting a drink and obscenities hurled at her while having brunch. The incident caused enough controversy for President Donald Trump and comedienne Kathy Griffin to come to her defense.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Calling all Whataburglars! You know who you a...

Calling all Whataburglars! You know who you are. https://chrn.cl/2J1d4DT

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Calling all Whataburglars! You know who you are. https://chrn.cl/2J1d4DT
    http://www.facebook.com

21 hours ago

Most of Lange's photographs from her time in ...

Most of Lange's photographs from her time in Texas were taken to show tenant farmers who had become day laborers and not being guaranteed a next day's work.

    Iconic photographer Dorothea Lange's summers in the Texas Dust bowl
    Born in 1895, Dorothea Lange became one of the most iconic photographers during the Great Depression for her strong, compelling photos of migrant families and homeless farmers.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

This weird plan is coming to the United State...

This weird plan is coming to the United States

    Facebook wants your naked pics to 'proactively' fight revenge porn
    Facebook wants you to send nudes - for a good reason. The social network announced on Tuesday it is testing a new initiative to fight "revenge porn," in which it will allow its users to "proactively" upload scandalous pictures so it can block them from being posted.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

"Falkenberg is a master of her craft, blendin...

"Falkenberg is a master of her craft, blending deep reporting with a strong, original voice as she calls out injustice in our community and in our state, and thoughtfully outlines her views for change."

    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg taking helm of Chronicle editorial page
    Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Lisa Falkenberg has been appointed vice president and editor of opinion for the Houston Chronicle, Publisher John McKeon and Executive Editor Nancy Barnes announced Friday. Falkenberg, who will take over opinion for online and print on June 4, succeeds Jeff Cohen, who retired earlier this year.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Officer-involved shooting reported near Magnolia
    Authorities in near Magnolia are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday night. The shooting happened in the 14300 block of Stagecoach Road, about 9 miles south of Magnolia. Authorities with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting but did not release details immediately, including if there were any injuries.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Beto O'Rourke is ruffling some big feathers.

Beto O'Rourke is ruffling some big feathers.

    In a tight race, billionaire Koch brothers take aim at Beto O'Rourke
    Beto O'Rourke is ruffling some big feathers. The El Paso congressman and Democratic candidate for Texas Senator recently caught the attention of one of the nation's most influential right-wing organizations. Americans for Prosperity, the political arm of the billionaire Koch brothers, announced Thursday a six-figure ad campaign targetting lawmakers who voted for a $1.3 trillion spending package earlier this year.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

AstroWorld was still open and there was no ca...

AstroWorld was still open and there was no caller-ID so prank calls could fill a whole evening.

    How Houston's '80s, '90s kids spent their summer vacations
    Back then, AstroWorld was still open, we didn't have helicopter parents tracking us with GPS monitors, there were no smart phones to stare into, and technology hadn't totally destroyed our imaginations. Heck, if we wanted to know where are friends were we just looked for the tangled mess of bicycles in someone's front yard.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

The Austin man aims to swim eight hours each ...

The Austin man aims to swim eight hours each day, covering 40 miles of choppy waters, and then spending his nights recuperating on the sailboat. He'll try to consume 8,000 calories each day.

    Six months. 5,500 miles. One ocean. Ben Lecomte wants to be first to swim across Pacific.
    Ben Lecomte, a 50-year old Frenchman turned Texan, will slip into the water Sunday off the coast of Choshi, Japan, and start swimming. If all goes as planned, he won't set foot on land for six months.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Randalls is closing its Cypress supermarket, ...

Randalls is closing its Cypress supermarket, a victim of Houston's competitive grocery market.

    Randalls supermarket in Cypress to close
    Randalls is closing its Cypress supermarket, a victim of Houston's competitive grocery market. The Houston-based grocer sold the 67,334-square-foot store earlier this year to Williamsburg Acquisitions LLC, a Delaware-incorporated shell company. Financial terms were not disclosed. CBRE Houston, a commercial real estate firm, brokered the deal.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Dozens of new restaurants have opened this ye...

Dozens of new restaurants have opened this year, offering Houston foodies a dazzling array of choices.

    Houston's top new restaurants to try in 2018
    Anyone who thinks the Houston restaurant dining scene is dying down hasn't been out eating. Dozens of new restaurants have opened this year, offering Houston foodies a dazzling array of choices. Everything from fried chicken and barbecue to upscale seafood and steaks to charming cafés and Italian trattorias.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

"Last night 'Pennywise' rejected the gator's ...

"Last night 'Pennywise' rejected the gator's advances which allowed us to capture and safely have him relocated to an alligator farm in El Campo," police said.

    Fulshear police catch 6-foot gator dubbed 'Flewellen Terror' that kept escaping down drain
    A gator that has evaded Fulshear police by escaping down a neighborhood storm drain has finally been captured and relocated, the police department posted on Facebook.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

From Texas-shaped cornbread to chicken fried ...

From Texas-shaped cornbread to chicken fried steak so big it hangs over the plate, here are some spots to check out.

    These are the most 'Texas' restaurants in the Lone Star State
    Updated 6:32 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 These are the places where the employees don't give you odd looks if you request an extra side of country gravy. And whether it's the size of the entree or the size of the selection, everything is, well, bigger. They're the most "Texas" restaurants in the state.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

SeaWorld is offering FREE ADMISSION this summ...

SeaWorld is offering FREE ADMISSION this summer.

    SeaWorld offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families throughout the summer
    Published 11:08 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 Starting today and running through July 4, SeaWorld San Antonio is offering free admission for U.S. veterans, retirees and their families. The offer includes other SeaWorld parks across the country and properties like Busch Gardens locations in Tampa Bay and Williamsburg. Each U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of de...

Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of decapitating his mother hit the market this month, even before the case made it to trial.

    Murderabilia for sale from Houston man accused of decapitating mother
    Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of decapitating his mother hit the market this month, even before the case made it to trial. Kyriakos Savvas Georghiou was charged with murder and aggravated assault in October, following a fatal knife attack that left his mother dead and his father wounded.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Officer-involved shooting reported near Magnolia
    Authorities in near Magnolia are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday night. The shooting happened in the 14300 block of Stagecoach Road, about 9 miles south of Magnolia. Authorities with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting but did not release details immediately, including if there were any injuries.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

Rockets fans can watch Saturday night's Game ...

Rockets fans can watch Saturday night's Game 6 at Toyota Center, and the proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund.

    Rockets to host Game 6 viewing party benefiting Santa Fe
    The Rockets will have a Game 6 viewing party at Toyota Center on Saturday night with all proceeds from the night going to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund. Game 6 of the Western Conference finals between the Rockets and Warriors starts at 8 p.m. Doors at Toyota Center will open at 7 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who d...

Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who dreamed of enlisting in the Army and died trying to save his Santa Fe High School classmates from gunfire, was honored as a hero and laid to rest Friday with military honors.

    Santa Fe victim Christian Riley Garcia remembered as hero, 'great kid'
    Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who dreamed of enlisting in the Army and died trying to save his Santa Fe High School classmates from gunfire, was honored as a hero and laid to rest Friday with military honors. A service that drew hundreds to Crosby Church was filled with nods to Riley's patriotism, love of God and devotion to family.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

No jinxes, please.

No jinxes, please.

    Academy Sports makes plans to open late to sell Houston Rockets Western Conference Finals gear
    No jinxes please.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

"... When you have children in their natural ...

"... When you have children in their natural environment, it causes you to think about those victims a little more personally...it was shocking."

    Medical Examiner describes horrific aftermath of Santa Fe shooting
    Erin Barnhart, Chief Medical Examiner in Galveston County, has been in her profession for eight years but despite dealing with her fair share car wrecks, drug overdoses, and other tragedies, nothing could prepare her for what she witnessed inside of Santa Fe High School.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

I-10 traffic was backed up a bit, but not for...

I-10 traffic was backed up a bit, but not for the usual reasons ...

    A lost load of butchered pig heads made Houston traffic a little worse this week
    A lost load of butchered pig heads made the usual commute along I-10 extra fun on Thursday afternoon for travelers along the busy stretch of interstate. One Houstonian, Victoria Childs, was able to safely snap a photo of the bloody scene near the Campbell Road exit. It quickly became the talk of Houston Reddit.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

More than 500 high-water rescues were conduct...

More than 500 high-water rescues were conducted.

    Remembering Memorial Day 2015's costly, deadly flooding
    Looking back it was a dress rehearsal of sorts for what would come a few years later.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

Check your route if you're heading to the pop...

Check your route if you're heading to the popular lake for Memorial Day.

    Canyon Lake Dam access road closed for public safety reasons
    Updated 11:08 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 The service road across the Canyon Lake Dam, known as the Vereda Real Scenic Walk, is currently closed for public safety reasons, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The road was closed on May 21, and it is unclear when it will reopen.
    https://www.chron.com

About

EveryBlock collects 18 types of news in Houston — including articles, real estate listings, meetups and conversations neighbors are having — and organizes it by location. Here is all the recent news and discussion near 1901-2001 W. 11th St.

Upcoming events

Sat

View full calendar →

Thousands of neighbors connect and get their news via EveryBlock, including:

April Santellana endlesslarry Michele Totah sally blaha Dylan Barth Traci Linkous Christopher K&N Sales Denise Ehrlich Janice Evans-Davis

You're 60 seconds from creating an account and joining them…

or
Enter your email address