40 min ago

Serving 18-year sentence, Darren Berg disappe...

Serving 18-year sentence, Darren Berg disappeared from a California prison:

    Seattle crook behind $120M Ponzi scheme missing from prison
    Frederick Darren Berg, the biggest fraud in Washington state history, disappeared Wednesday from a California federal prison, where he was serving an 18-year prison term imposed in 2012. Berg stole about $120 million from investors through a Ponzi scheme that enabled him to live a life of luxury.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

This hotel suite is larger than the average h...

This hotel suite is larger than the average home size in Houston.

    Peek into Houston's biggest hotel suite in town at the Hotel Sorella CityCentre
    In Texas it's said everything is bigger, and in Houston's luxury hotel markets, the biggest room of them all has been found. The Hotel Sorella CityCentre in west Houston boasts the largest luxury hotel suite - Room 1204 - at more than 3,000 square feet, which is larger than the average home size in Houston in 2016.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A witness told police Swann put his wife in a...

A witness told police Swann put his wife in a headlock and shoved her in back into the car. She then beat on the window and screamed for help.

    WWE's Rich Swann Suspended After Arrest on Battery and Kidnapping Charges (Update)
    Update: WWE wrestler Rich Swann has been suspended following his arrest in Florida, where he is charged with battery and the kidnapping or false imprisonment of his wife, Vannarah Riggs, better known under her ring name, Su Yung. Per the Gainesville arrest report, Swann was critiquing Yung's performance from her Saturday show while the couple was in the car together.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

John McClain is answering your questions after the Houston Texans' loss to the San Francisco 49ers today at NRG Staidum.

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your questions about today's Texans-49ers game right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below.
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2 hours ago

The video clearly shows him walk by her, then...

The video clearly shows him walk by her, then return to kick her in the face, before moving on. He never even stops playing.

    Queens of the Stone Age Frontman Kicks Photographer in Face at KROQ Concert (Video)
    UPDATE 2:00 PM PT: Updated to include statement from Josh Homme Photographer Chelsea Lauren has posted a video on Instagram of her being kicked in the face by Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme during the band's set at KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Where to find the best comfort dish in Texas:...

Where to find the best comfort dish in Texas:

    20 spots to get delicious chicken-fried steak around Texas
    While you savor the long holiday weekend, consider indulging in one of Texas' most celebrated dishes: chicken-fried steak.. While you savor the long holiday weekend, consider indulging in one of Texas' most celebrated dishes: chicken-fried steak. From Laredo to Lubbock and over to Houston, dishes range in size and style, as some are served on top of gravy or even covered in green chili.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The Houston Texans suffered more injuries and...

The Houston Texans suffered more injuries and lost another game.

    49ers send Texans to sixth loss in past seven games
    Updated 4:08 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2017 Backup quarterback T. J. Yates rifled touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins on the first two series of his third tour of duty as a Texan after replacing the concussed Tom Savage late in the second quarter, but he cooled off thereafter and San Francisco 49ers escaped NRG Stadium with a 26-16 victory Sunday afternoon.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Tequila!

Tequila!

    Locals warm up with tequila during the 6th annual Houston Margarita Festival
    After a gloomy, cold week, tequila-lovers were excited to get outside and enjoy some sunshine during the Houston Margarita Festival on Saturday. While the chill in the air remained, the sun was out and ticket holders were ready to day drink during the 6th annual fest at the Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Hakeem Olajuwon is at the Houston Texans game...

Hakeem Olajuwon is at the Houston Texans game, and took the time to talk about how impressed he is with the Houston Rockets.

    Hakeem Olajuwon honored before Texans game
    Houston Rockets legend Hakeem Olajuwon - wearing a red Houston Texans jersey emblazoned with his famed No. 34 and his name on the back - was introduced before Sunday's game against the 49ers as the Texans' homefield advantage captain.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Simone Biles practiced this week to make sure...

Simone Biles practiced this week to make sure she was ready to be a Houston Texans cheerleader for a day Sunday.

    Simone Biles appears as guest Texans cheerleader
    When Simone Biles was a guest of the Houston Texans at a game two years ago, she took a picture with the Texans' cheerleading squad and tweeted: "In my next life I'll be an NFL cheerleader." She didn't have to wait nearly that long.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

With just one more home game left after today...

With just one more home game left after today, Houston Texans fans showed their support for the home team.

    Texans fans at NRG Stadium for the 49ers game
    Texans fans have just two home games left to cheer on the home team, and they took advantage Sunday when the 49ers came to NRG Stadium. Although temperatures had been chilly in Houston, it warmed up to the high-50s before Sunday's game which made for ideal conditions for tailgating.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

T.J. Yates replaced Tom Savage at quarterback...

T.J. Yates replaced Tom Savage at quarterback and promptly led the Houston Texans to a touchdown.

    Texans' T.J. Yates into game, Tom Savage being evaluated
    Published 1:27 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2017 Texans starting quarterback Tom Savage went to the locker room to be evaluated for an injury and was replaced by backup T.J. Yates. Savage got checked out by doctors under the tent on the sideline and Yates began warming up.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

And you can even drink on the bus!

And you can even drink on the bus!

    Houston Wave offers holiday lights tours again this year
    For eight years, the Houston jitney service has offered Houstonians tours of the best holiday lights the city has to offer.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Three San Francisco 49ers players took a knee...

Three San Francisco 49ers players took a knee during the national anthem before Sunday's game against the Houston Texans.

    49ers players kneel during national anthem before Texans game
    San Francisco 49ers players Eric Reid, Marquise Goodwin and Eli Harold took a knee during the national anthem before their game against the Houston Texans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Reid and Harold have been kneeling during the anthem since last season when they joined then-teammate Colin Kaepernick's social justice movement.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Whataburger everything!

Whataburger everything!

    Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers' night with Whataburger themed display
    To the residents of this house decorated with Whataburger-themed lights: We salute you. This may be the most Texan display we see all season. Decorating Christmas trees with a Whataburger theme is a recent trend. People snag the number tents and find ways to display them all year round.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers’ night with Whataburger themed display

Shooter at large after northeast Houston slaying

    Lights in the Heights brightens partygoers' night with Whataburger themed display
    To the residents of this house decorated with Whataburger-themed lights: We salute you. This may be the most Texan display we see all season. Decorating Christmas trees with a Whataburger theme is a recent trend. People snag the number tents and find ways to display them all year round.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Do you need help with a White Elephant gift?

Do you need help with a White Elephant gift?

    Best White Elephant gifts under $20
    It's inevitable that you will be invited to a holiday party this season and chances are it might be a "White Elephant gift exchange." White Elephant is a gift exchange where each person brings a wrapped gift. The gifts are placed together and party-goers pick a gift by turns.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

University of Houston's defensive tackle Ed O...

University of Houston's defensive tackle Ed Oliver won the Outland Trophy this week. Here he is talkign about next year. http://bit.ly/2yPr2Tw (Joseph Duarte)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    University of Houston's defensive tackle Ed Oliver won the Outland Trophy this week. Here he is talkign about next year. http://bit.ly/2yPr2Tw (Joseph Duarte)
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7 hours ago

Send your cutest crying Santa shots to photos...

Send your cutest crying Santa shots to photos@chron.com.

    Adorable photos of children screaming and crying with Santa
    Normally a parent would never force their terrified, screaming child into the arms of a complete stranger and start snapping photos. Just think of how that would appear if we did it with just random people at the grocery store or the park.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Aggies' Zaycoven Henderson arrested on multiple charges
    Two men pointed a gun at several people at Campus Village Apartments in College Station, according to the report, around 2:30 a.m. Sunday. Police found the two trying to leave the apartments and later found marijuana and also the rifle in nearby woods, according to the station.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

He was pretty mad after the guy rear ended hi...

He was pretty mad after the guy rear ended him

    Man arrested after allegedly punching suspected drunk driver
    A man was arrested early Sunday after he allegedly punched a suspected drunk driver who sparked a rollover wreck on East Freeway. Just after midnight, a possibly intoxicated driver in a white Chevy was speeding along Interstate 10 near Crockett when he slammed into the back end a red car in front of him, causing both vehicles to spin out, authorities said.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

For the second time reports of a shooter have...

For the second time reports of a shooter have turned out to be false

    Shots fired in Baybrook Mall parking garage
    Gunfire drew police to Baybrook Mall in the Friendswood area Saturday night, just a week after an active shooter scare forced an evacuation of the Memorial City Mall. Houston police rushed to the shopping center off Interstate 45 around 10 p.m. in response to reports of a shooting.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

How has your neighborhood changed over the ye...

How has your neighborhood changed over the years? Tell us in the comments!

    See photos of Spring Branch in the 1950s through the 1980s
    Spring Branch is one of those suburbs that is practically the big city to suburbanites who live farther out, in places like Pearland or The Woodlands. Now a district of the City of Houston, the area surrounded by Interstate 10, Loop 610, Beltway 8 and Hempstead Road was settled by German farmers in the 1800s .
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8 hours ago

This is what drinking, driving and speed will...

This is what drinking, driving and speed will do

    1 dead after driver with 'obvious signs of intoxication' sparks dramatic crash near downtown
    A man was killed Sunday morning after a speeding driver showing "obvious signs of intoxication" ran a red light near downtown, sparking a wreck that left two people in the hospital and car parts strewn across the road. A 29-year-old man in a gold Ford Fusion was headed westbound on Washington and turning onto Houston around 2:40 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

😂

😂

    'SNL': James Franco and Kenan Thompson get fired for sexual harassment
    An early sketch in this week's episode of "SNL" say Beck Bennett as the representative of a corporation who's been tasked with announcing that a piar of employees have been fired for sexual harassment: host James Franco, who plays the CFO of the company, and cast member Kenan Thompson, who plays the old man who works at the front desk and makes comically exaggerated remarks about the appearance of women who walk through the office lobby.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

They're being charged with aggravated robbery...

They're being charged with aggravated robbery

    2 accused make-up thieves in Spring arrested after allegedly pepper-spraying 73-year-old
    Two suspected make-up thieves accused of pepper-spraying a 73-year-old man are behind bars on aggravated robbery charges. Joshlyn Robinson, 19, and 20-year-old Mariah Le Ann Inman were both collared Friday for the Nov. 22 Walmart thefts and spray attacks.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

A man known only as "Juan" is on the run

A man known only as "Juan" is on the run

    Shooter at large after northeast Houston slaying
    A shooter is on the run after a Saturday night slaying in northeast Houston. "He is back there, I got tired of him messing with me," the suspected gunman shouted as he fled the scene near Rouse and Lyons, authorities said.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

There's plenty of room for hiking, horseback ...

There's plenty of room for hiking, horseback riding, relaxing poolside or stargazing.

    Lucky Shamrock Ranch comes with its own observatory, 220 acres
    Houston's millionaire stargazers have the opportunity to purchase the perfect country retreat for exploring the night sky. The Lucky Shamrock Ranch in Washington, Texas, is listed at $5.95 million and comes with its own observatory and more than 220 acres to make sure the area stays dark enough to enjoy it.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The two had to be separated by police.

The two had to be separated by police.

    Former mayor, current council member have confrontation at Shenandoah town hall meeting
    Discussions on safety measures at a park for toddlers don't normally elicit potentially violent confrontations, but that's what happened at a town hall meeting in Shenandoah Tuesday, Dec. 5, when the small city's former mayor and a current city council member had to be separated by police.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Almost all of the suspects from a 2016 operat...

Almost all of the suspects from a 2016 operation have been either indicted or convicted on child porn or attempted child sex assault charges.

    6 new indictments, 11 convictions from 2016 child sex sting in Montgomery County
    Six of 36 men arrested in a December child sex crime sting were indicted Thursday on felony charges Thursday. Raymond Ybarra, 41, Alfonso Ruiz, 27, Sadam Castellanos-Reyes, 23, and Kyle Storie, 31, face second-degree felony online solicitation of a minor charges Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Should we feel bad for laughing so hard?

Should we feel bad for laughing so hard?

    Hilarious photos show people having a worse day than you
    Updated 5:41 pm, Saturday, December 9, 2017 We all have days that seem so terrible that nothing could be worse, but it is in those moments where it's important to take a step back and remember that internet fails are a thing.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The dog got stuck after chasing a cat into th...

The dog got stuck after chasing a cat into the hole.

    Firefighters help rescue dog from tunnel dug by tortoise
    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) - A dog wouldn't come out after chasing a cat into a tunnel dug by a giant tortoise in the back yard of a home in a Phoenix suburb, so homeowner Toby Passmore called for help.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

They date back about 3,500 years.

They date back about 3,500 years.

    Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor
    LUXOR, Egypt (AP) - Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its ailing tourism sector.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

She didn't even know the sign was there.

She didn't even know the sign was there.

    Police: Woman drove with transit sign sticking out of car
    SOUTH HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Police in New Jersey say a woman was drunk when she continued driving with a mass transit sign sticking out of the roof of her car. The 52-year-old was pulled over Saturday on Route 46 in South Hackensack when police noticed something odd.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

17 hours ago

Do you agree?

Do you agree?

    Veterinarians seek permission to research pot meds for pets
    BEND, Ore. (AP) - Dr. Byron Maas surveys a supply of marijuana products for dogs that lines a shelf in his veterinary clinic. They're selling well. "The 'Up and Moving' is for joints and for pain," he explains. "The 'Calm and Quiet' is for real anxious dogs, to take away that anxiety."
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

That price might be low even according to Hou...

That price might be low even according to Houston's market prices, but for the San Francisco area it's a definite steal:

    $99,000 Bay Area listing was the most popular MLS property in the country this week
    A listing for a San Francisco Bay Area bungalow with a shockingly low starting bid of $99,000 was this week's most popular home on realtor.com. Claudine Zap, provided by Published 5:00 am, Friday, December 8, 2017 A San Francisco Bay Area bungalow up for auction with a starting bid of $99,000-yes, you read that figure correctly-was this week's most popular home on realtor.com®.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Both Army and Navy wore some pretty awesome u...

Both Army and Navy wore some pretty awesome uniforms during today's game.

    Check out Army's awesome all-white uniforms
    Both Army and Navy are wearing some pretty awesome uniforms during today's showdown, but the Black Knights' all-white get up is far superior. It's snowing in Philadelphia and in their uniforms, meant to honor the 10th Mountain Division, Army is virtually invisible.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

"I'm from Texas. I like to eat carbs."

"I'm from Texas. I like to eat carbs."

    Here's what celebrities have to say about Texas
    Any Texan has a lot to say about the Lone Star State. From the usual bragging we do to constantly having to tell foreigners we don't ride horses to work, our home state is usually at the center of conversation.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

This comes just a week after an active shoote...

This comes just a week after an active shooter scare forced an evacuation of the Memorial City Mall.

    Shots fired in Baybrook Mall parking garage
    Gunfire drew police to Baybrook Mall in the Friendswood area Saturday night, just a week after an active shooter scare forced an evacuation of the Memorial City Mall. Houston police rushed to the shopping center off Interstate 45 around 10 p.m. in response to reports of a shooting.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

This come just a week after an active shooter...

This come just a week after an active shooter scare forced an evacuation of the Memorial City Mall.

    Shots fired in Baybrook Mall parking garage
    Gunfire drew police to Baybrook Mall in the Friendswood area Saturday night, just a week after an active shooter scare forced an evacuation of the Memorial City Mall. Houston police rushed to the shopping center off Interstate 45 around 10 p.m. in response to reports of a shooting.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The kitten suffered a broken leg:

The kitten suffered a broken leg:

    Police investigating video of boy throwing cat onto street
    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say an animal cruelty investigation is underway after a 16-year-old boy was seen on video throwing a cat onto the street. KABC-TV reports the Ontario Police Department launched an investigation into the incident that eventually led them to identify a teen boy believed to be responsible for the abuse of the kitten.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

In case you're looking for some inspiration.

In case you're looking for some inspiration.

    60 Best home decorating ideas of all time
    Decorating or redecorating a home can be a huge feat, especially if you don't know where to start.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The museum cafe is the first local expansion ...

The museum cafe is the first local expansion of the Pondicheri brand.

    First look: Pondi, a new museum café at Asia Society Texas Center
    Anita Jaisinghani's exploration of Indian street food just got a cultural, even artistic, advancement. The Asia Society Texas Center has tapped the owner of Pondicheri to open a museum café, named Pondi, in the Yoshio Taniguchi-designed center at 1370 Southmore in the city's Museum District.It is the first local expansion of the Pondicheri brand (Jaisinghani opened a branch of her Indian restaurant in New York's NoMad neighborhood last year).
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Let's be honest, we've all had a pet with at ...

Let's be honest, we've all had a pet with at least one of these names.

    Dog names that perfectly define what it mean to be from Texas
    We've all had at least one pet with one of the names Updated 2:06 pm, Saturday, November 5, 2016 Almost anyone knows that Texans loves Texas. So much so, that even our pet names reflect our undying dedication to the Lone Star State.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Stop whatever you're doing, because this is i...

Stop whatever you're doing, because this is infinitely more important.

    Kid nails Michael Jackson song at Clippers game
    During Saturday's Wizards-Clippers game, LA had a young man show off his musical knowledge in a game of "Finish the Lyrics." Normally, it's someones dad or drunk cousin or whatever and the performance is pretty bad, but not this time.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

We have some bad news if you liked Kate Winsl...

We have some bad news if you liked Kate Winslet in "Titanic."

    Celebrities who admittedly hated their iconic roles
    Published 4:50 pm, Friday, November 3, 2017 To fans, Miley Cyrus will always be Hannah Montana, Adam Brody will always be Seth Cohen from "The O.C.," and Robert Pattinson will always be a vampire. However, for an actor taking on various characters, looks and motivations for different parts, sometimes it be hard to break away from the roles that defined the.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

He relocated to Austin to start a food truck

He relocated to Austin to start a food truck

    "Duck Dynasty" star, Jep Robertson lists his 1.5 acre Louisiana home
    Updated 3:21 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Jep Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" has officially listed his 1.5 acre Louisiana home. The property, located in West Monroe on what is affectionately known as "Robertson Row," has six bedrooms, five full baths and has been seen on the show multiple times.
    http://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Consider these before you pack for your holid...

Consider these before you pack for your holiday trip.

    You can pack your whole cake and eat it too, (other TSA rules you should know for a holiday flight)
    Updated 4:19 pm, Saturday, November 4, 2017 Did you know you an pack a whole cake or pie into your carry on? In fact, you can pack the whole electric mixer if you so choose. TSA guidelines are ever changing and it an be hard to keep up with what people can and can't travel with.
    http://www.chron.com

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