35 min ago

"... we saw these houses that weren't all kno...

"... we saw these houses that weren't all knocked over, but they were so soaked and filled with mud. It was eye opening in so many ways."

    'Ask This Old House' Houston visit airs Saturday
    Richard Trethewey and his "Ask This Old House" colleagues came to Houston in November and saw mud and mold, crumbling homes and a can-do spirit that's hard to replicate anywhere else. "We were glad to get down there and do that story. It's always so gripping," said Threthewey, the show's heating and plumbing expert.
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55 min ago

Did you know they're in Houston bayous?

Did you know they're in Houston bayous?

    Otters making a welcome return to Texas waterways
    Don Greene was sick and weak, dying of pancreatic cancer. But that late-winter morning four years ago, my long-time friend fairly vibrated and glowed with excitement, wonder and just plain joy. "You're not going to believe what we've seen on the bayou," gushed Greene.
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1 hour ago

These eye-popping homes are all in Houston me...

These eye-popping homes are all in Houston metropolis.

    These are Houston's most over-the-top, luxury homes for sale right now
    They say everything is bigger in Texas and these Houston-area homes are the proof in the pudding. The homes the Chron.com team highlights in the gallery above, all are more than 12,000 square feet and are located throughout the Houston metropolis.
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2 hours ago

Every day we stray further from God's light.

Every day we stray further from God's light.

    Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys
    NEW YORK (AP) - Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air.
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2 hours ago

Two men are accused of using forklifts to ste...

Two men are accused of using forklifts to steal an ATM at a Chase Bank on Interstate 45 and Airline Drive, in north Houston. http://bit.ly/2FiOA4G

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Two men are accused of using forklifts to steal an ATM at a Chase Bank on Interstate 45 and Airline Drive, in north Houston. http://bit.ly/2FiOA4G
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3 hours ago

Apparently, Texas is also known for vanity an...

Apparently, Texas is also known for vanity and jealousy, according to the study.

    Texas named the most lustful state in America, according to new Wallethub study
    On Wednesday, Wallethub announced America's Most Sinful States for 2018, and Texas ranked high on the annual list. Overall, Texas landed in the 4th position as most sinful, but the Lone Star State was named the most lustful in all of America.
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3 hours ago

Instead of sniffing your food, taking a bite ...

Instead of sniffing your food, taking a bite and hoping for the best, learn how to tell when food should be kept and when it should be thrown out.

    Left your food out and don't know if it's still good? Here's what to keep and what to toss.
    We've all been there, the next morning after a hazy night, staring at the pizza left out on the table. Is it still good? For some people, pizza for breakfast is always a good idea and leaving it out for a good 12 hours just adds to the flavor.
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4 hours ago

#Relatable 😂

#Relatable 😂

    22 signs you definitely married a Texan
    Just in case being from Texas isn't enough. Updated 3:52 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 Getting married is great. You get the chance to experience things together and learn more about each other. Marrying a Texan is better. A Texan spouse will have some qualities not found anywhere else simply because he or she was raised in the Lone Star State.
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4 hours ago

Have you seen any of these men?

Have you seen any of these men?

    Three Shipley's Do-nuts robberies in Houston captured on video
    The Houston Police Department is searching for the men responsible for robbing three different Shipley's Do-nuts over the past three months. Police believe that two of the robberies, which occurred at 12405 Westheimer on Dec. 17 and 6602 North Shepherd Dr. on Dec. 18, were carried out by the same group of men.
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4 hours ago

It's only February, but we've already lost th...

It's only February, but we've already lost these shows:

    All the TV shows that have been canceled in 2018
    Netflix It's early in the year, but the list of canceled TV shows is already piling up. Networks haven't announced many cancellations yet with the exception of ABC, which canceled freshman sitcom "The Mayor" and "Once Upon a Time" (which was once a ratings hit). On the streaming side, things are a bit different.
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5 hours ago

FINALLY. 🍔

FINALLY. 🍔

    Shake Shack in Rice Village opens Feb. 28.
    Houston's love affair with Shake Shack is about to enjoy a new wave of romance when the Rice Village burger joint opens Feb. 28 at 6205 Kirby. The new Shake Shack (the third in Houston behind the original in the Galleria and a kiosk at Minute Maid Park) also promises to employ some local flavor.
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5 hours ago

The Duck Dynasty star plans on moving to Aust...

The Duck Dynasty star plans on moving to Austin to launch 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.
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5 hours ago

The popular chain is making its Houston debut...

The popular chain is making its Houston debut:

    Fig & Olive restaurant to open at the Galleria in early March
    Fig & Olive, the first of four new restaurants planned for the former Saks Fifth Avenue space at the Galleria, is set to open in early March. The coastal Mediterranean restaurant, which specializes in French, Italian, Spanish and North African cuisine, plans to open behind the curved Philip Johnson-designed facade of the former Saks.
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6 hours ago

In case you missed this yesterday: You'll hav...

In case you missed this yesterday: You'll have to leave big purses and backpacks at home and pay up for concessions.

    Cinemark to ban large bags in theaters
    Cinemark is implementing a new bag policy beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Bags or packages larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches will not be allowed in the theater. The policy was adopted "in an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees," according to the company's website.
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6 hours ago

Worthing High School students battle Houston ...

Worthing High School students battle Houston Police officers on the dance floor during the first Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon, in Houston. Houston Police Department http://bit.ly/2EHFoFU

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Worthing High School students battle Houston Police officers on the dance floor during the first Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon, in Houston. Houston Police Department http://bit.ly/2EHFoFU
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7 hours ago

It hasn't been a month since the Parkland, Fl...

It hasn't been a month since the Parkland, Florida shooting, so some people are saying this councilman's move is insensitive.

    Controversy erupts online after Laredo councilman's parade appearance with heavy machine gun
    A local City Council member has been catching flack on social media after he rode in Saturday's Anheuser-Busch Washington's Birthday Parade with what looked like a loaded assault rifle attached to his car.
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7 hours ago

He's credited with saving at least 20 lives.

He's credited with saving at least 20 lives.

    15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while attempting to close and lock a classroom door last Wednesday.
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7 hours ago

She faces up to life in prison.

She faces up to life in prison.

    Texas woman admits to trafficking minors online
    A 24-year-old South Texas woman is facing up to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking minors online. Angela Marks, of Sweeny, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday after being implicated in the scheme in February 2017.
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8 hours ago

CoverGirl is making history with its newest m...

CoverGirl is making history with its newest model:

    Meet CoverGirl's first model with vitiligo, and she's from Texas
    CoverGirl is making history with its newest model, Amy Deanna. Deanna has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes the loss of melanin, a pigment which gives skin its color. She's the beauty brand's first model to have the condition. Deanna is part of the brand's new I Am What I Make Up campaign for the truBlend Foundation.
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8 hours ago

He's been a school principal for 16 years.

He's been a school principal for 16 years.

    Judson ISD principal arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, unlawful possession of weapon
    The principal of Judson Early College Academy was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunken driving and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to online jail records.
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8 hours ago

Here's a closer look at different marital ou...

Here's a closer look at different marital outcomes by each year of age, according to the most recent study:

    Here's when you're probably getting divorced
    Jason Merritt/Getty Images The Census Bureau tracks patterns in marital status by age among Americans. In recent years, older Americans are more likely to have been divorced, separated, or in a second or later marriage than in previous decades, while younger Americans are more likely to be never married or in a first marriage.
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9 hours ago

This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife ed...

This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife edition, take a look at a piece of history that is now completely revitalized. The River Oaks, an iconic residence, is bringing classic luxury to the 21st century. Small details like Poggenpohl cabinetry, Calacatta marble counters and world-class amenities are just a few of its perks. Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/2EIDRzw (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife edition, take a look at a piece of history that is now completely revitalized. The River Oaks, an iconic residence, is bringing classic luxury to the 21st...
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9 hours ago

A trial juror said she feels betrayed by the ...

A trial juror said she feels betrayed by the clemency push.

    'The only way people are safe is if he is dead': Juror in Fort Bend death row case speaks out
    "Oh no," she thought, "we are still at risk from this man." A woman who once helped dole out a death sentence for the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday was distraught to learn of the parole board's rare recommendation for clemency a day earlier.
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9 hours ago

The two-time Latin Grammy winner suffered ano...

The two-time Latin Grammy winner suffered another stroke after a Texas concert.

    San Antonio Tejano star Michael Salgado suffered another stroke after concert
    Michael Salgado, the San Antonio-based singer of Tejano hits like Cruz de Madera and Palomita Blanca, was hospitalized after suffering a stroke last weekend.
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9 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Houston Police Department have ...

PLEASE SHARE: Houston Police Department have released new surveillance footage of a violent April 2017 home invasion and shooting, in hopes a tipster will come forward to help solve this case. http://bit.ly/2Cd4E9t

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    PLEASE SHARE: Houston Police Department have released new surveillance footage of a violent April 2017 home invasion and shooting, in hopes a tipster will come forward to help solve this case....
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10 hours ago

He said he was fired by a leading crusader in...

He said he was fired by a leading crusader in the #MeToo movement after he refused to play spin the bottle with her in a hotel room four years ago.

    Man accuses lawmaker of firing him after he refused to play spin-the-bottle
    SACRAMENTO - A former legislative staffer said he was fired by Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a Democrat from Los Angeles County and leading crusader in the #MeToo movement, after he refused to play spin the bottle with her in a hotel room four years ago.
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10 hours ago

A ten-day Billy Graham Crusade was hosted by ...

A ten-day Billy Graham Crusade was hosted by the Houston Astrodome in 1965 that drew in 376,419 people.

    Billy Graham's crusades filled stadiums in Houston
    For decades, the Rev. Billy Graham led crusades in cities around the world, filling stadiums or convention centers for days or weeks at a time. Three of those were in Houston - in 1952, 1965 and 1981.
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10 hours ago

Ronny, a K-9 officer with the Houston Police ...

Ronny, a K-9 officer with the Houston Police Department, had to be euthanized after breaking his leg during a pursuit, this morning. http://bit.ly/2Hyd0rw

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Ronny, a K-9 officer with the Houston Police Department, had to be euthanized after breaking his leg during a pursuit, this morning. http://bit.ly/2Hyd0rw
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11 hours ago

"We will miss our good friend forever," Bush ...

"We will miss our good friend forever," Bush said in a statement.

    Former President George H.W. Bush shares memories of his friend Billy Graham
    Legendary evangelist Billy Graham died Wednesday at the age of 99, and former President George H.W. Bush shared fond memories of their friendship. The death of Graham marks the end of an era, as Graham was one of the most influential preachers in history.
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11 hours ago

Like adventure? Take a Ride in the new 2018 4...

Like adventure? Take a Ride in the new 2018 4Runner, which can hold up to 7 people, and learn how this vehicle is just for you. Fred Haas Toyota World put us in the driver seat for this VIP experience. Explore 4Runner inventory here: http://bit.ly/2Fj3OGQ (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Like adventure? Take a Ride in the new 2018 4Runner, which can hold up to 7 people, and learn how this vehicle is just for you. Fred Haas Toyota World put us in the driver seat for this VIP...
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11 hours ago

You might have unpaid wages you don't know ab...

You might have unpaid wages you don't know about. Here's how to check:

    Does the government have a back wage check for you?
    Every year or so I run my name through the unclaimed property data bank run by the Texas Comptroller. You never know when you might have forgotten to retrieve a utility deposit or neglected to close a bank account.
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11 hours ago

You might be surprised today:

You might be surprised today:

    Does the government have a back wage check for you?
    Every year or so I run my name through the unclaimed property data bank run by the Texas Comptroller. You never know when you might have forgotten to retrieve a utility deposit or neglected to close a bank account.
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11 hours ago

Is you car reliable? One make has consistentl...

Is you car reliable? One make has consistently topped the charts for 5 years in a row. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide. Explore Toyota inventory here: http://bit.ly/2EJ8etD (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Is you car reliable? One make has consistently topped the charts for 5 years in a row. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide. Explore Toyota inventory...
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11 hours ago

Allegations including sexual abuse, inappropr...

Allegations including sexual abuse, inappropriate touching and one employee being told she was soon 'going to get gang-banged'

    Mark Cuban 'embarrassed' by allegations of 'corrosive' Mavericks workplace culture
    Responding Tuesday to a Sports Illustrated story alleging a "corrosive" workplace culture within his NBA team, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said he was "embarrassed" and vowed to "fix" the "problem." The lengthy story recounted numerous alleged instances of sexual harassment and abuse, as well as apparent indifference to them, by staffers and highly placed executives with the team.
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12 hours ago

The project has been in the works for years w...

The project has been in the works for years with the goal being to create a clock that would keep accurate time for -- that’s right -- 10,000 years.

    Jeff Bezos' 10,000-year clock under construction
    Updated 10:36 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 While Seattle buckles under the explosive growth of its super-tenant, Amazon.com, the company's founder Jeff Bezos is pouring millions into building a 10,000-year clock inside a hollowed-out mountain in West Texas.
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12 hours ago

CLEAN RESTAURANTS: Not all places end up on o...

CLEAN RESTAURANTS: Not all places end up on our list of restaurant violations. Health inspectors handed out zero demerits at several local spots:

    Houston's cleanest restaurants of January include Whataburger and Kolache Factory
    Here's the list of cleanest Houston restaurants in January 2018.
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13 hours ago

"It's a hard thing to think that a tool that ...

"It's a hard thing to think that a tool that we were utilizing right here in our community has been taken from us," said Steve Horn, operations pastor. "We were utilizing (the trailer) to provide relief efforts for people affected by Harvey."

    First Baptist Humble says its disaster relief trailer was stolen from its church parking lot
    An Humble church continuing to help people still recovering from Hurricane Harvey is missing a trailer full of tools after it was stolen from the parking lot earlier this week, one of the church's leaders said Wednesday.
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13 hours ago

HOUSTON TRAFFIC: Lanes reopen after an accide...

HOUSTON TRAFFIC: Lanes reopen after an accident involving an 18-wheeler closed all main lanes on the East Freeway westbound at Monmouth Drive this morning. http://bit.ly/2GzGWm6 Were you stuck in this mess?

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    HOUSTON TRAFFIC: Lanes reopen after an accident involving an 18-wheeler closed all main lanes on the East Freeway westbound at Monmouth Drive this morning. http://bit.ly/2GzGWm6 Were you stuck in...
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13 hours ago

The trial for the failed Houston doctor accus...

The trial for the failed Houston doctor accused in an elaborate murder-for-hire plot is expected to begin next month.

    Preparations begin for trial of Leon Jacob in murder-for-hire case
    Prosecutors and the defense team for Leon Jacob - the failed Houston doctor accused in an elaborate murder-for-hire plot - are expected to meet Wednesday as preparations move forward to start trial in March. Jacob, 39, is scheduled to begin trial on March 19, just over a year after being arrested on two charges of solicitation of capital murder on March 10, 2017.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

BREAKING: Forrest Whitley, the 20-year-old fr...

BREAKING: Forrest Whitley, the 20-year-old from San Antonio, is ranked as the 10th-best prospect in all of baseball.

    Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for drug violation
    Updated 10:17 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Forrest Whitley, the 6-foot-7 powerful right-handed starter considered the franchise' best pitching prospect, has been suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. Whitley captured attention for being one of the few pitchers ever to vault to Class AA in his first full minor-league season.
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14 hours ago

Forrest Whitley, the 20-year-old from San Ant...

Forrest Whitley, the 20-year-old from San Antonio, is ranked as the 10th-best prospect in all of baseball. He was one phone call away from the major leagues.

    Astros' top prospect Forrest Whitley suspended for drug violation
    Updated 10:17 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - Forrest Whitley, the 6-foot-7 powerful right-handed starter considered the franchise' best pitching prospect, has been suspended 50 games for violating MLB's drug prevention and treatment program. Whitley captured attention for being one of the few pitchers ever to vault to Class AA in his first full minor-league season.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

He'll canvas an area in his dark, 4-door Toyo...

He'll canvas an area in his dark, 4-door Toyota Tundra and once he spots a victim, he'll get out of his car, expose himself and then flee.

    SAPD seeks tips on Stone Oak serial flasher involved in 15 cases of indecent exposure
    Updated 4:27 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Police are asking for the public's help identifying a serial flasher who has exposed himself at least 15 times in the Stone Oak neighborhood of San Antonio. Police said the suspect, described as a white man weighing about 250 pounds, has a modus operandi.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Starting numbers in the nation's first primar...

Starting numbers in the nation's first primaries this year jumped significantly over those in 2014.

    Thousands vote in Harris County as nation's first primary election kicks off
    The 3,800 in-person votes cast Tuesday by Democrats represents a 300 percent increase as compared to the first day of early voting in 2014, the last non-presidential-year primary, according to one expert.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Starting numbers in nation's first primaries ...

Starting numbers in nation's first primaries this year jumped significantly over those in 2014.

    Thousands vote in Harris County as nation's first primary election kicks off
    The 3,800 in-person votes cast Tuesday by Democrats represents a 300 percent increase as compared to the first day of early voting in 2014, the last non-presidential-year primary, according to one expert.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The interchange rebuild will make all the ram...

The interchange rebuild will make all the ramps between the two freeways in all directions two lanes, add shoulders and rebuild the main lanes of Loop 610 in both directions.

    Interchange work closing Westpark access to I-69 HOT lane
    Users of the Westpark entrance and exit ramps to the Interstate 69 HOT lane will need to find another route for a few years. As part of the large rebuild of the I-69 interchange with Loop 610, crews will close the entrances and exits along Westpark at 9 a.m. Friday.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Of all Lone Star cities, Houston had the most...

Of all Lone Star cities, Houston had the most homicides per 100,000 people with 11.7 in 2017.

    Biggest, most dangerous cities in Texas, according to FBI homicide data
    Six Texas cities had some of the most homicides in America in 2017, according to a new analysis. Of those Lone Star cities, Houston had the most homicides per 100,000 people with 11.7. In 2017, Houston recorded 269 homicides, according to an analysis of FBI crime data done by USA Today.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

An accident has closed all main lanes on the ...

An accident has closed all main lanes on the East Freeway westbound at Monmouth Drive:

    Accident closes East Freeway at Monmouth
    An accident has closed all main lanes on the East Freeway westbound at Monmouth Drive, according to Houston TranStar. The accident, which was reported before 4:30 a.m., involved an 18-wheeler loaded with auto parts, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

IAH is again welcoming Emirates' A380, a luxu...

IAH is again welcoming Emirates' A380, a luxury plane complete with lounge and shower spa. Take a look inside:

    Emirates brings behemoth A380 back to Houston
    Houston's recovering energy sector is prompting Emirates to resume flying its A380, complete with lounge and shower spa, from Bush Intercontinental Airport. The airline downsized to a Boeing 777-300ER in July 2016 as fewer energy employees flew between Houston and Dubai. But starting June 1, the three-class A380 will add more than 160 passengers per flight.
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