1 hour ago

As he was just walking up to his truck, it be...

As he was just walking up to his truck, it began moving. He did not have a passenger.

    Police trying to determine how man got pinned to wall by own vehicle
    Published 6:37 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 A man got pinned by his own vehicle against a wall near a Houston restaurant late Thursday night, but police still don't know how. Around 9 p.m., a man left Sam's Boat, a seafood restaurant on Richmond, and headed to his pickup truck, Houston police said.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

One of Houston's most bizarre murder cases is...

One of Houston's most bizarre murder cases is getting the TV treatment.

    Houston woman convicted of murdering her husband subject of 'Dateline' episode
    Sandra Melgar, a 57-year-old widow convicted of killing her husband, Jaime Melgar, in 2012, is the subject of a new "Dateline" episode airing Friday. In one of Houston's more bizarre cases in recent years, a jury found Sandra guilty in August 2017 of stabbing her husband to death, staging a home invasion, and tying herself up in a closet in her northwest Harris County home.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototyp...

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers:

    APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeb...

As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeback SZN hoodies today. Would you buy any of them:

    Johnny Manziel's Comeback SZN merch is here
    Updated 2:53 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeback SZN hoodies on Friday. In fact the Comeback SZN store went live at midnight and there is a lot more fans can buy besides those hoodies.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Do you think he should prevail?

Do you think he should prevail?

    As government shutdown looms, Al Green promises another Trump impeachment resolution
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Green said he will file new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday, citing Trump's "bigoted statements" and "onerous policies." It will be the Houston Democrat's third attempt.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Deputies confiscated more than 200 hydroponic...

Deputies confiscated more than 200 hydroponic marijuana plants, plus several large bags of marijuana.

    Deputies seize $300K of marijuana plants from Cypress grow house
    Updated 9:06 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Deputies seized roughly $300,000 worth of marijuana plants from a home in Cypress late Thursday night, the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office said. The Precinct 5 narcotics unit raided a grow house on the 8200 block of Polaris Point after conducting surveillance on the home for weeks, the constable's office said.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Investigators determined that city officials ...

Investigators determined that city officials in Matamoros, Marines, and state and federal police lied in their statements in an effort to cover up the 2014 killings.

    Mexico rights group blames marines, police for 2014 killings of Texas siblings
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A border mayor's paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government's National Human Rights Commission charged Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

It's not all good news:

It's not all good news:

    Warmer weather coming this weekend
    After a week of ice and freezing temperatures, the weekend weather should offer some relief.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Graphic details from a horrific dog attack on...

Graphic details from a horrific dog attack on an elderly person. (Warning: Graphic images.)

    Jurors hear chilling 911 call, see photos of San Antonio senior mauled by dog
    "Let go! Let go," cried the boy in a video shown in court Thursday as he used a stick to try and stop a 70-pound pit bull named "Bully" that dragged, chewed, broke and tore at an elderly San Antonio woman's arm until a police officer shot the dog to death.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

In another talk show appearance, he expressed...

In another talk show appearance, he expressed dislike for the term "African-Americans."

    'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks
    An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media. Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Jeanette Epps was pulled off the team and wil...

Jeanette Epps was pulled off the team and will not be a part of the June launch.

    NASA removes first African-American woman set to be on space station crew
    Jeanette Epps, who was celebrated a year ago as the first African-American crew member scheduled to go on the International Space Station, was pulled off the team and will not be a part of the June launch, according to a statement from NASA released late Thursday evening.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

One of Trump's top lawyers reportedly organiz...

One of Trump's top lawyers reportedly organized a company to transfer a $130,000 payment to the adult-film star "Stormy Daniels." The payment was delivered in October 2016, just before Trump won the US election.

    Top Trump lawyer reportedly went extraordinary lengths to quietly pay porn star 'Stormy Daniels' $130,000
    Stephanie Keith/Reuters Michael Cohen, a lawyer to President Donald Trump, allegedly organized a private, Delaware-based limited-liability company to transfer a $130,000 payment to an adult-film star who said she had a sexual encounter with Trump. The film star, known as "Stormy Daniels," had reportedly talked to several news outlets about her story, which includes lurid details about the alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Good news for Pearland residents:

Good news for Pearland residents:

    Pearland lifts boil-water notice
    Updated 6:37 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 The City of Pearland lifted its boil-water notice late Thursday night after providing state regulators proof that the water was safe to drink. Pearland residents west of State Highway 288 had been asked to boil their water since 7:45 Wednesday night after two of Pearland's water treatment facilities malfunctioned, causing water pressure to drop below state and federal regulations.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Here are the latest updates on this heartbrea...

Here are the latest updates on this heartbreaking story:

    Suspects in brutal murder of Spring couple held on no bond
    Updated 8:08 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018 The suspects in a brutal execution-style murder of a Spring couple were ordered detained on no bond during their bail hearings early Thursday. Prosecutors said during the hearing that one of the three suspects, 23-year-old Khari Kendrick, confessed to the murders and also implicated the two other men, 21-year-old Aakiel Kendrick and 20-year-old Erick Peralta.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Bedbugs are one of the most stubborn pests ar...

Bedbugs are one of the most stubborn pests around. And they're in more Houston places than you'd think. “They are not seasonal pests, and only need blood to survive.”

    Houston ranks in Top 20 for bedbug infestations
    Once again, Houston ranks in the Top 20 for bedbug infestations, according to Orkin pest control. It could be worse: Baltimore took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row and Dallas-Fort Worth rose to the Top 10 infested metro areas in 2018 for the first time.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

"These men act as if this is their business,"...

"These men act as if this is their business," a prosecutor said.

    A group of Texans flew to Boston to watch an NBA game. Then they went on a crime spree, police say.
    Prosecutors said a group of five Texas outlaws traveled to Boston in May to enjoy an NBA playoff game and conduct a two-day smash-and-grab crime spree throughout the city, reports the Boston Globe.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Yup.

Yup.

    Memes that sum up the job search process
    The Internet's meme magicians and comedians know looking for that next job can be an adventure. From that nerve-wracking start to having to figure out what to say in a cover letter, there are plenty of image macros that help summarize each step of the way.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Prosecutors filed charges of torture, child a...

Prosecutors filed charges of torture, child abuse, dependent adult abuse and false imprisonment. David Turpin was additionally charged with performing a lewd act on a child under age 14.

    Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The Houston native was under scrutiny, but ch...

The Houston native was under scrutiny, but charges were never filed.

    Denver Broncos' Emmanuel Sanders avoids felony charges in Houston
    A Harris County grand jury decided to not indict Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders on a felony charge, officials said Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Is it worth the risk?

Is it worth the risk?

    Tilman Fertitta says he may start accepting Bitcoin at restaurants
    Houston's billionaire mogul Tilman Fertitta may be joining the cryptocurrency craze. The star of CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer" reality show is mulling over the idea of accepting Bitcoin at his businesses, which include restaurants, casinos and other entertainment destinations. "We try to always be on the cutting edge," Fertitta told Time magazine.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

If you ever wondered what it would be like to...

If you ever wondered what it would be like to just pack your car and move.

    Photos: How a family of 5 lives in a van full-time
    Nathan Swartz and his family of five have been traveling full-time for eight years now. They started by living in a van, then moved to an airstream, and are now back in a van again.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Woah.

Woah.

    1 in 100 waves could reach 55 feet during high-surf warning at Bay Area beaches
    Whipped up by powerful storms in the east Pacific Ocean, big waves are rolling toward Northern California beaches, and a high-surf warning remains in effect through Friday at 4 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"When somebody is like, 'I got a Rolls Royce,...

"When somebody is like, 'I got a Rolls Royce, I be like 'Me too.' When somebody say they got a private jet, I say, 'Me too. I got two. Me too." 😂

    Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. confuses #MeToo movement with own wealth
    Retired boxer Floyd Mayweather's definition of the #MeToo movement appears to be confirmation of his own wealth. In a Q&A interview with Men's Health, the retired boxer confused the meaning of the movement - which prompts women to speak out against sexual harassment and assault - with his riches.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

It's the length of an average human being.

It's the length of an average human being.

    Sushi lover pulled a 5-foot tapeworm from intestine, Fresno doc says
    A Fresno man with a daily sushi habit had a 5 1/2-foot tapeworm lodged in his intestines. He pulled it out himself, wrapped it around a cardboard toilet paper tube and carried the creature into Fresno's Community Regional Medical Center.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

10 hours ago

He was detained when he and his girlfriend go...

He was detained when he and his girlfriend got lost on the way home from a holiday party. They ended up at a Customs and Border Protection checkpoint.

    UC Berkeley student released from ICE detention center
    After a single wrong turn led to nearly three weeks in Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention, Luis Mora is finally going back to school. Following a five-minute hearing Wednesday, an immigration judge ordered the UC Berkeley junior's release from custody on the minimum possible bond, $1,500, while his case is pending.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Warning: The details of this story may be dis...

Warning: The details of this story may be distressing for some. Reader discretion is advised.

    Mother pleads guilty in death of newborn found in bag
    NEW YORK (AP) - A young woman who was caught with her dead newborn baby in a bag at a store in Manhattan has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. Tiona Rodriguez was suspected of shoplifting when she was stopped by security at a Victoria's Secret in Herald Square in 2013.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Houston police caught two men breaking into S...

Houston police caught two men breaking into Sharpstown's El Zorro nightclub after a homeless man saw the break-in and used his cell phone to report the crime. http://bit.ly/2DuKE2e

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston police caught two men breaking into Sharpstown's El Zorro nightclub after a homeless man saw the break-in and used his cell phone to report the crime. http://bit.ly/2DuKE2e
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11 hours ago

"We believed it was important to allow the wo...

"We believed it was important to allow the women to express themselves in each photo. This way, the viewer gets to hear their voices...voices of humanity, love, courage and strength," one female officer said.

    Austin Police Association releases a calendar featuring the women of the Austin Police Department
    Female police officers in Austin are the featured talent in a new calendar released this week by the Austin Police Association. The "Warrior Women" charity calendars are going for $15 with proceeds applied toward Austin Cops for Charities.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

This eclectic spin on a mobile home is being ...

This eclectic spin on a mobile home is being seen around San Diego. Could the trend pick up in Houston?

    Tiny homes go mobile with Calif. designer's extravagant car-top creations
    Published 2:57 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 Tiny homes are cute, trendy and affordable, but you can't take them with you. Lance Peterson changed that. The San Diego-based designer builds tiny homes atop automobiles. "A lot of people have tiny homes, but they lack a mobile component; they're meant to be placed on a piece of property," Peterson told SFGATE.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Missing Woodlands man with dementia at center of Silver Alert
    Published 10:50 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Officials in The Woodlands are searching for a missing elderly man last seen Thursday afternoon and have issued a Silver Alert until he is found. Joseph John McCarthy, 78, left his home on Cassowary Lane in The Woodlands around 4:30 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Deputy accused of organizing jail attack on i...

Deputy accused of organizing jail attack on inmate.

    Alameda sheriff's deputy allegedly set up jail attack on inmate
    An Alameda County Sheriff's deputy suspected of playing a role in the attack of an inmate at the Santa Rita Jail was arrested Wednesday on suspicion felony assault, officials said. Joseph Bailey, 28, of Tracy was additionally booked on suspicion of assault under the cover of authority in connection with a fight between inmates that occurred Oct.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Police are looking for the burglars who got a...

Police are looking for the burglars who got away with the cash box of an ATM machine from a CVS in southeast Houston. For more on the story: http://bit.ly/2ERCvlq (METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police are looking for the burglars who got away with the cash box of an ATM machine from a CVS in southeast Houston. For more on the story: http://bit.ly/2ERCvlq (METRO Video)
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12 hours ago

He's known for his flashy lifestyle and viole...

He's known for his flashy lifestyle and violent dealings.

    Mexican cartel leader who allegedly flaunted lifestyle on social media pleads guilty in US court
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - The highest-ranking member of a Mexican cartel to ever surrender to U.S. authorities has pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges, acknowledging he orchestrated the shipments of thousands of pounds (kilograms) of methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin to the United States.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

How many of you would wear these?

How many of you would wear these?

    Paris Fashion Week gets extra basic with thigh-high UGGs
    Published 3:16 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 The major fashion events of 2018 kicked off with Paris Fashion Week Men's, where designers put their weirdest foot forward. On top of having models wear fishnets on their heads and odd fuzzy/puffy jeans, the "hottest" trend for 2018 is none other than thigh-high UGG boots.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Does it look too much like a Tacoma?

Does it look too much like a Tacoma?

    See what the new Ford Ranger will look like in 2019
    This week, the new 2019 Ford Ranger made its first appearance at the Detroit auto show. Going on sale spring of 2019, the small pickup truck is Ford's most recent foray into the market which is already teeming with midsize models like the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

🔥🔥🔥 Ouch!

🔥🔥🔥 Ouch!

    Kim Kardashian just hardcore burned Khloe's ex-husband, Lamar Odom on Twitter
    Published 3:55 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Someone call the burn unit because Kim Kardashian just publicly seared Khloe's ex-husband, Lamar Odom. According to a tweet by Mike Sington, Odom made an attempt to diss Khloe Kardashian by saying he knew his marriage with her was over "when she was on her second or third NBA player".
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

14 hours ago

The story of why it's being sold is so adorab...

The story of why it's being sold is so adorable.

    Waco home featured on Season 5 of 'Fixer Upper' is now for sale by owner
    Typically when homeowners apply for a remodel by "Fixer Upper" stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, they are planning on getting their dream, forever home. For Patti Baker, that's what she thought, too, but fate threw a wrench in her plans.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Disney boasts one of the most envious movie l...

Disney boasts one of the most envious movie lineups for 2018.

    These are the 10 Disney movies coming out in 2018
    A new year brings a new lineup of some of the most anticipated movies - and Disney boasts one of the most envious lineups for 2018. So far, the Mouse House is releasing 10 heavy-hitting films in 2018, including Avengers and Star Wars sequels.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"I had a customer who was so sloppy she start...

"I had a customer who was so sloppy she started talking to her reflection from the glass door entrance and insisted that the restroom was outside. She also ran through the restaurant trying to speak in Spanish."

    Houston bartenders tell us about their drunkest, sloppiest customers
    We've all had one of those nights. So have our bartenders. And now they're putting some of us on blast. Drunk Marines. Bathroom indiscrections. And lots of vomit. These are just a few of the things local mixologists have endured when customers have one too many.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Before Chip and Joanna Gaines made remodeling...

Before Chip and Joanna Gaines made remodeling homes look as simple as picking out bathroom tile, a Hollywood flick showed viewers that turning a house into a home isn't so easy.

    The sprawling mansion from an '80s Tom Hanks movie is now for sale
    Before Chip and Joanna Gaines made remodeling homes look as simple as picking out bathroom tile, a Hollywood flick showed viewers that turning a house into a home isn't so easy. Anyone who saw 1986's "The Money Pit" remembers the hell that the fictional mansion caused for stars Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Do you think this a good strategy as a parent...

Do you think this a good strategy as a parent?

    Mom charges 5-year-old daughter rent, her story goes viral on Facebook
    A mom's post about making her 5-year-old daughter pay rent has gone viral for her controversial decision. Essence Evans, a mother of one, took to Facebook Sunday to explain why she makes her young child pay $5 each week from her $7 per week allowance.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

According to the zoo, jaguars typically live ...

According to the zoo, jaguars typically live between 12 and 15 years.

    The Houston Zoo announces the death of its oldest jaguar
    On Thursday, the Houston Zoo announced the death of one of its oldest jaguars. Kan Balam was 20 years old, according to zoo staff. The great-grandfather had been ailing for some time before he was euthanized this morning. RELATED: Houston Zoo announces the birth of another new giraffe At 20 years of age he was the oldest jaguar on site.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

January has not been Houston's month.

January has not been Houston's month.

    Houston was under water a year ago today
    Over the past two years, Houston hasn't had the best luck with weather in January.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

BREAKING: He apologized and cleared up questi...

BREAKING: He apologized and cleared up questions about other victims before he died.

    Houston's 'Tourniquet Killer' slated to be first execution of 2018
    Houston serial killer Anthony Shore is scheduled to die Thursday night in what is expected to be the nation's first execution of 2018. The 55-year-old former wrecker driver who came to be known as the Tourniquet Killer was hit with the state's harshest punishment in 2004 for the rape and murder of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada, one in a series of brutal slayings that terrorized the Bayou City in the 1980s and 1990s.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Fluff Bake Bar is back to business as usual:

Fluff Bake Bar is back to business as usual:

    Fluff Bake Bar reopens Jan. 20
    After closing her shop for months due to water damage, pastry chef Rebecca Masson is ready to start anew at Fluff Bake Bar. The Midtown bakery at 314 Gray is set to reopen at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

"Not what you wanna see on vacation...."

"Not what you wanna see on vacation...."

    Astros' Josh Reddick was on vacation in Hawaii when that missile warning was sent
    Astros outfielder Josh Reddick was vacationing in Hawaii when he received the incorrect warning regarding an incoming ballistic missile.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Quite a few Houston residents ended 2017 with...

Quite a few Houston residents ended 2017 with a new home.

    How many - and for how much - homes in popular Houston areas are selling: HAR Index from Dec. 2017
    There were thousands of Houston-area residents that started the new year with a new home after closing on a house in December, according to data from the Houston Association of Realtors Rolling Average Report. AVERAGE HOMES: What Houston's average home list price buys you in town Overall, the Houston housing market registered largely positive measurements in December.
    http://www.chron.com

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