55 min ago

Do you think Thanksgiving has become a nation...

Do you think Thanksgiving has become a national shopping day?

    Houston-area employees speak up about having Thanksgiving Day off
    As the bombardment of flashy Black Friday advertisements seems to increase every year, it is difficult to remember a time before Thanksgiving became a national shopping day. According to History.com, the retail industry transformed the Friday after Thanksgiving into a shopping event in the 1980s.
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1 hour ago

REI is skipping out on the chaos, but plenty ...

REI is skipping out on the chaos, but plenty of other retailers aren't.

    REI only major retailer to be closed Thanksgiving, Black Friday
    See the stores that will be open. Published 12:20 pm, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 While other stores and their employees prep for the most chaotic shopping day of the year, recreation and outdoor retailer Recreational Equipment Inc, (REI) will close its doors for the third year in a row.
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1 hour ago

Police say he walked up from a nearby bayou.

Police say he walked up from a nearby bayou.

    Shooter at large after opening fire on backyard BBQ in SW Houston
    A suspected shooter is on the loose after opening fire on a backyard BBQ in southwest Houston, according to authorities. A group of people were finishing up a backyard cookout just after midnight near Dalmatian and Bathurst when a suspect walked up from the nearby bayou and opened fire.
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1 hour ago

"Maybe it's perfect in its self-containment, ...

"Maybe it's perfect in its self-containment, a holiday limited to a day rather than a season."

    Getting tangled up in the Thanksgiving culture
    What's your favorite Thanksgiving song? Don't have one? That's what I thought. Let's be clear, I'm not judging you. I don't have one either. I Googled "best Thanksgiving songs" just to make sure I wasn't missing an obvious classic or, worse, a vibrant subgenre of holiday song.
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2 hours ago

Warning: The details in this story may be too...

Warning: The details in this story may be too graphic for some. Reader discretion is advised.

    Police: MS-13 members in Maryland stab man more than 100 times and decapitate him
    As many as 10 members of the MS-13 street gang lured a man into a park in Wheaton, Maryland, spoke with one another over walkie-talkies as he arrived, stabbed him more than 100 times, decapitated him and then cut out his heart, according to police documents made public Wednesday in Montgomery County District Court.
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2 hours ago

He was charged with sexually assaulting at le...

He was charged with sexually assaulting at least 125 girls.

    Olympic gymnastics ex-doctor pleads guilty to sex charges
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) - A former sports doctor accused of molesting at least 125 girls and young women while he worked for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison.
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2 hours ago

Here's the escape plan you need tonight:

Here's the escape plan you need tonight:

    Houston bars open on Thanksgiving Day 2017
    No matter how much you love your family, Thanksgiving sometimes calls for an evening escape plan. Thankfully, several Houston bars are offering locals some respite from all the table talk by staying open well past the dessert course.
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3 hours ago

Eventually, the suspect got out of the car tr...

Eventually, the suspect got out of the car tried to run.

    Stolen vehicle sparks early morning police chase
    One man was arrested after a stolen vehicle sparked a Thursday morning police chase in northwest Houston. A patrol officer just before 4 a.m. spotted a vehicle with plates that came up as stolen, according to Houston police. When the driver refused to pull over and instead sped off, the officer followed in pursuit.
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3 hours ago

If you could only choose one ...

If you could only choose one ...

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    If you could only choose one ...
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3 hours ago

Your guide for a no-cleanup meal today:

Your guide for a no-cleanup meal today:

    Houston restaurants open on Thanksgiving Day 2017
    For those opting to eat out and skip the post-Thanksgiving meal cleanup on Thursday, Nov. 23, get ready to choose between plenty of local restaurants open for dine-in meals. Among the spots is a Tex-Mex favorite near the Heights, a classic French outpost -- as well as its downtown counterpart -- and a Cajun-infused classic and many other choices.
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4 hours ago

No. 5: You only make one turkey? That's hilar...

No. 5: You only make one turkey? That's hilarious.

    You're doing Thanksgiving wrong, according to Anthony Bourdain
    If there's one meal at which family drama is on full display, it's Thanksgiving. Expectations and emotions run high, and there are a lot of moving parts to cause friction. Even Anthony Bourdain, who is seemingly immune to the criticism of others, feels the pressure to pull off the most anticipated meal of the year.
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5 hours ago

Here's what you might see if you're flying ou...

Here's what you might see if you're flying out today:

    Expect to see Houston Police carrying AR-15s this holiday travel season
    Travelers at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports will see police officers carrying AR-15s this holiday season. "In today's climate of what's occurring throughout the world, it was time that Houston put another tool in their tool belt to combat any would-be violence," said Capt. Glenn Yorek with Houston Police Department's airport division at Bush Intercontinental.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The dinner was organized by Kids Lives Matter...

The dinner was organized by Kids Lives Matter.

    Several hundred, including flood victims, line up for early Thanksgiving dinner
    Carol Traylor held a Styrofoam box and a spoon, ready to scoop out a serving of hot turkey. "Do you want dark meat or white meat?" "Dark," 18-year-old Tyrese Eldridge said quickly. Then he reconsidered. "Can I have both?"
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6 hours ago

6 hours ago

Plan ahead if you're traveling downtown:

Plan ahead if you're traveling downtown:

    Thanksgiving Day parade kicks off Thursday. Here's the route.
    Houston's 68th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade starts at 9 a.m. Thursday and weaves through downtown. "Grey's Anatomy" actress and Houston native Chandra Wilson will serve as the Grand Marshal. The parade will close some streets. Here's a map of the route so you can plan ahead if you're traveling downtown.
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7 hours ago

Republicans are worried a "blue wave" of Demo...

Republicans are worried a "blue wave" of Democratic voters angry with the Trump administration could crash into the 2018 election:

    Texas Republicans fret over possible anti-Trump 'blue wave' in '18
    AUSTIN - Republicans are beginning to worry that a "blue wave" of Democratic voters angry with the Trump administration could crash into the 2018 election, even in the deep red state of Texas. Gov. Greg Abbott's top campaign adviser and Lt. Gov.
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7 hours ago

As Houston continues to grow, expect to see b...

As Houston continues to grow, expect to see bigger and bigger high-rise buildings.

    Houston's skyline is going to look a little different
    Watch out, Midtown. One of the biggest buildings in Houston is coming to your neighborhood in the next few years. Emporis, a company that researches construction projects and buildings across the country, reports a new building called The Midtown is slated to be completed in the neighborhood by 2019.
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8 hours ago

Going commando is not as effective as wearing...

Going commando is not as effective as wearing camouflage, as one hunter discovered.

    Naked hunter settles citations after bodycam footage shows him going commando
    Going commando is not as effective as wearing camouflage, one hunter discovered. According to a Texas Parks and Wildlife release, an Upshur County man was arrested by a game warden while he was hunting in the nude along a state highway. "Obviously, the man did not have a hunting license on him," the release states.
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9 hours ago

We forget where we parked all the time. But 2...

We forget where we parked all the time. But 20 years?

    Car is found 20 years after man forgot where he parked it
    At some point or another, almost everyone has has the aggravating experience of parking their car and then forgetting exactly where they parked it. But an unidentified 76-year-old man in Germany may have set a new record for foggy recall.
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10 hours ago

The magazine is getting attention again for i...

The magazine is getting attention again for its new photo spread.

    Playboy casts Molly Constable, a plus-sized model, for new photo shoot
    Playboy is stepping out of its comfort zone by featuring Molly Constable, a plus-sized model. The men's magazine teased Constable's photo shoot with photographer Heather Hazzan on Instagram with the caption, "@mollyconstable revisits her roots in the beautiful upstate New York countryside.
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11 hours ago

It was hot.

It was hot.

    Pitbull, Enrique Iglesias rock Laredo Energy Arena with high-energy show
    Laredoans head out to the Laredo Energy Arena for the Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull concert on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017.
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11 hours ago

The men reportedly thought they were meeting ...

The men reportedly thought they were meeting up with underaged teenage girls.

    Paxton: Men arrested after sending sexual messages to authorities posing as underage girls
    Three Central Texas men accused of sending sexually explicit messages and traveling to meet undercover authorities posing as underage girls have been arrested. Samuel David Kelley, 21, of Georgetown, Shane Michael Perry, 27, of Georgetown and Joshua Logan Dean, 28, of Austin have all been arrested and are each charged with one count of online solicitation of a minor.
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12 hours ago

"My face and his face were 10 inches apart."

"My face and his face were 10 inches apart."

    8-point buck tears up home in terrifying experience for Montgomery County woman
    It's a story so bizarre that when Katie Reed tells about her face-to-face encounter with an eight-point buck earlier this month, she has to follow up with photos to prove the horrifying three-hour ordeal was all too real. "I had one foot in my car.
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12 hours ago

Five arcade game collectors in Spring have br...

Five arcade game collectors in Spring have brought their vast stockpile together to create an ever-rotating display of fun from the '70s, '80s and '90s.

    Spring arcade has all the games you played as a kid
    Five arcade game collectors in Spring have brought their vast stockpile together to create an ever-rotating display of fun from the '70s, '80s and '90s. At The Game Preserve, 473 Sawdust Road, monthly members get free, unlimited play in more than 6,500 square feet of arcades, pinball machines, Skee Ball and more.
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13 hours ago

"I didn't publicly share my experiences as we...

"I didn't publicly share my experiences as well as many other things because for years we were conditioned to stay silent."

    Olympian Gabby Douglas says she, too, was sexually abused by gymnastics team doctor
    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas on Tuesday added her name to the list of athletes who allege they were sexually abused by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar. The 21-year-old gymnast posted the accusation in a lengthy message on Instagram.
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13 hours ago

The tattoos revealed affiliations to one of t...

The tattoos revealed affiliations to one of the deadliest gangs in Texas.

    Tattoos on 3 men picked up by Border Patrol give away alleged gang ties
    Updated 1:12 pm, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Three international gang members were apprehended by Border Patrol agents earlier this week in three separate incidents, according to a news release from the agency. Agents in Weslaco encountered a Salvadoran national as he allegedly tried to cross the border into the country near Pharr.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A northwest Houston home caught fire after of...

A northwest Houston home caught fire after officials said a cell phone charger ignited the bed. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2hJJbJ5 (Video by METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A northwest Houston home caught fire after officials said a cell phone charger ignited the bed. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2hJJbJ5 (Video by METRO Video)
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14 hours ago

We know the holidays can get busy, but really...

We know the holidays can get busy, but really?

    Texas veterinarian mailed a dog's head to test for rabies. It's still missing.
    An East Texas veterinarian said the dog head she sent through the mail never arrived at its destination, KLTV reports. The veterinary clinic in Sulphur Springs, Texas, a small town east of Dallas, mailed the head to an Austin lab months ago to test for rabies.
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14 hours ago

Detectives determined that the child, a twin,...

Detectives determined that the child, a twin, has been sexually assaulted and then strangled to death with a cord:

    Army medic charged with raping 9-month-old daughter and strangling her to death
    A 22-year-old Alabama man has been charged with rape and murder after police discovered his 9-month-old daughter dead Tuesday. Christopher Conway, of Grand Bay, was arrested by the Clarksville Police Department in Tennessee after emergency medical professionals responded to his home, al.com reported. The infant, who was a twin, was pronounced dead at 9 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

WATCH: Before Mattress Mack is a part of the ...

WATCH: Before Mattress Mack is a part of the H-E-B Thanksgiving parade on Thursday morning check out this vintage collection of Gallery Furniture commercials going back to the ‘80s. http://bit.ly/2jOV1G2

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: Before Mattress Mack is a part of the H-E-B Thanksgiving parade on Thursday morning check out this vintage collection of Gallery Furniture commercials going back to the '80s. http://bit.ly/2jOV1G2
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15 hours ago

In case you missed it, you can cram for your ...

In case you missed it, you can cram for your Black Friday shopping.

    Target releases their 2017 Black Friday Doorbuster ad circular
    On Monday, Target released their 2017 Black Friday Doorbuster ad circular and its 36 pages are packed with a lot of different deals for shoppers. The ad, first leaked by BestBlackFriday.com, says the retailer's doors open for the first round of Black Friday deals on Thanksgiving night at 6 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The Houston-Galveston area has seen major upt...

The Houston-Galveston area has seen major uptick in car crashes. Here's why.

    New report shows why most people crash in Houston-area
    Drivers on the road near Bayou City may want to buckle up. A new report by the Houston-Galveston Area Council found that the number of car crashes in the region skyrocketed by more than 40 percent in the past five years.
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16 hours ago

Being hungry at 1 a.m. doesn't mean you have ...

Being hungry at 1 a.m. doesn't mean you have to resort to a drive-thru window.

    Hungry at midnight or later? These Houston restaurants are open late
    One of the great things about living in Houston is just because you're hungry at midnight doesn't mean you have to resort to food from a drive-thru window. While Whataburger is one of the favorite go-tos at the hours after midnight (who else is obsessed with the Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit?), it isn't the only option Houstonians have during late-night food runs.
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16 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle created ...

Pie lovers, which of these can you not live without on Thanksgiving?

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16 hours ago

Of course it has a sport court that overlooks...

Of course it has a sport court that overlooks the pool:

    Houston Rockets' forward Trevor Ariza lists California mansion for $3.5 million
    Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza is selling his luxe home in Tarzana for $3.5 million. The 8,600-square-foot home has five bedrooms and eight baths. Claudine Zap, provided by Published 9:00 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza is selling his high-scoring home in Tarzana, Calif., for $3.5 million.
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17 hours ago

Pass these around after the turkey and stuffi...

Pass these around after the turkey and stuffing is gone:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Pass these around after the turkey and stuffing is gone:
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17 hours ago

Ann Turner Cook was four months old when her ...

Ann Turner Cook was four months old when her neighbor, Dorothy Hope Smith, submitted an unfinished charcoal portrait of the baby for a Gerber contest.

    The Gerber baby is now 91: See what she looks like today
    Updated 5:52 pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 The original Gerber baby, whose likeness has graced the company's products for nine decades, celebrated her 91st birthday on Monday. Ann Turner Cook was four months old when her neighbor, Dorothy Hope Smith, submitted an unfinished charcoal portrait of the baby for a Gerber contest.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Police reported that a man used a firearm to ...

Police reported that a man used a firearm to carjack a mother and her daughter in northwest Houston before crashing the stolen vehicle a few hundred feet away. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2zY0iBc (Video by METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police reported that a man used a firearm to carjack a mother and her daughter in northwest Houston before crashing the stolen vehicle a few hundred feet away. For the full story:...
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18 hours ago

The insurer anticipates paying $1.3 billion i...

The insurer anticipates paying $1.3 billion in claims for Hurricane Harvey alone.

    Insurer of last resort has sufficient funding for Harvey claims, future storm seasons
    The Texas Windstorm Insurance Association, insurer of last resort for coastal residents at risk of wind and hail damage, is confident that it has sufficient funding to cover losses from Hurricane Harvey. TWIA has received 73,060 claims from Hurricane Harvy and anticipates paying about $1.13 billion for those losses.
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19 hours ago

54 years ago today, JFK was assassinated.

54 years ago today, JFK was assassinated.

    Rare photos show the hours leading up to and following the assassination of JFK
    "All of us have lived through seven days that none of us will ever forget," newly sworn-in President Lyndon B. Johnson told Americans on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1963. A week earlier, John F. Kennedy had been shot and killed in Dallas while campaigning. While Nov.
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19 hours ago

The light show was part of the third annual H...

The light show was part of the third annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/houston-be-someone-light-show-display-HUE-12377348.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The light show was part of the third annual Houston Urban Experience (HUE) Mural Festival. http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/houston-be-someone-light-show-display-HUE-12377348.php
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19 hours ago

So. Easy. But they look so fancy.

So. Easy. But they look so fancy.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    So. Easy. But they look so fancy.
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20 hours ago

Here's how how ads shaped the rituals of Than...

Here's how how ads shaped the rituals of Thanksgiving:

    Why turkey, cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie? Marketing.
    I have always been intrigued by Thanksgiving - the traditions, the meal, the idea of a holiday that is simply about being thankful. For my family, Thanksgiving is all about the food. Some foods, like turkey and mashed potatoes, may be familiar. But there are a few twists.
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20 hours ago

The way an astronaut at the International Spa...

The way an astronaut at the International Space Station showing prepares a Thanksgiving meal will either make you jealous, disgusted, or both. http://www.chron.com/news/science-environment/article/space-station-astronauts-thanksgiving-dinner-video-12377128.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The way an astronaut at the International Space Station showing prepares a Thanksgiving meal will either make you jealous, disgusted, or both....
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20 hours ago

It's being called “the largest pre-Thanksgivi...

It's being called “the largest pre-Thanksgiving Day increase since 2007.”

    GasBuddy projects Thanksgiving gas prices will be highest since 2014
    Americans traveling to see family and friends for Thanksgiving will spend roughly $800 million more for gas this year after prices soared in recent months. Travelers will be paying their highest prices in three years to fill their tanks this week, according to gas price tracker GasBuddy. The average U.S.
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21 hours ago

The Texas Renaissance Festival is recommendin...

The Texas Renaissance Festival is recommending some alternate routes for their final weekend.

    Warning: Using GPS to get to Ren Fest will lead you to traffic hell this weekend
    Published 1:26 pm, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 The Texas Renaissance Festival will be hosting its final three-day Celtic Christmas weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Nov 24, 25 and 26. However, before jumping in your car, cuing up the GPS and making the drive out to the Tomball/Magnolia area to experience some holiday cheer, you should take some time to recalculate your route.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

More details are coming in about the sexual a...

More details are coming in about the sexual assault scandal at a Texas school district:

    Teacher, athletic staff knew of alleged assaults at La Vernia ISD but did nothing, lawsuit says
    Updated 12:30 pm, Wednesday, November 22, 2017 One of the accusers in the La Vernia High School sexual assault scandal has filed a new lawsuit against the school district that again claims school officials knew of the alleged assaults and didn't report them.
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21 hours ago

She doesn't owe anyone a hug, they say.

She doesn't owe anyone a hug, they say.

    Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people during the holidays
    It's how parents often encourage children to show they're grateful and appreciative. When a child unwraps a Christmas gift: "Hug your uncle and say 'thank you.'" When a relative arrives for holiday dinner: "Give your cousin a big hug!"
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22 hours ago

He gave his last $20 to help her. She paid hi...

He gave his last $20 to help her. She paid him back with more than $39,000:

    Woman raises money for homeless man who helped her
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man when she ran out of gas in Philadelphia is raising money to help him. Kate McClure was heading to Philadelphia to visit a friend last month when she ran out of gas on Interstate 95.
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