33 min ago

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – E...

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply: https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check Out New Zealand's Version of Austin - Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply: https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest
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53 min ago

A customer is credited with saving lives afte...

A customer is credited with saving lives after wresting the gunman's weapon away.

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the assailant's weapon away.
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1 hour ago

BREAKING: Have you seen these kids?

BREAKING: Have you seen these kids?

    2 teens from Houston area escape from Texas juvenile prison
    Authorities are on the hunt for a pair of teens who escaped from a juvenile prison between Austin and Houston on Saturday night. Two 16-year-old boys from the Houston area slipped out of the Giddings State School around 9 p.m., according to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
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1 hour ago

Bad news for some of your favorite shows

Bad news for some of your favorite shows

    CBS sitcom appears to be running out of prayers
    CBS sidelines "Living Biblically" for reruns
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1 hour ago

It is surely one of the county’s more bizarre...

It is surely one of the county’s more bizarre criminal cases in recent memory.

    Ex-county employee gets 50 years in $1.25 million fajita theft
    An ex-employee of the Cameron County juvenile detention center was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for pilfering more than $1.2 million worth of fajitas. Gilberto Escamilla, 53, pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant in the 107th state District Courtroom in Brownsville in what is surely one of the county's more bizarre criminal cases in recent memory.
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1 hour ago

You may have Houston pride, but how well do y...

You may have Houston pride, but how well do you actually know the lay of the land in the Bayou City?

    Think you know Houston? Put your geography skills to the test with our quiz
    You may have Houston pride, but how well do you actually know the lay of the land in the Bayou City? 360 Chicago said it surveyed people in Houston and nine other cities across the nation about the geography of where they live. Houstonians were given a grade of C-.
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2 hours ago

It was a flight from hell.

It was a flight from hell.

    Plane passenger allegedly threw coffee at people, 'jumped on' air marshal's back
    A Delta Airlines passenger allegedly threw coffee at her fellow passengers and assaulted a federal air marshal during a flight from London to Salt Lake City. According to documents filed in a US district court Friday, 45-year-old Sarah Maria Beach was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges after she reportedly jumped on the back of an air marshal and "placed her hands on his head, neck, and jawline."
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2 hours ago

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    Roaches on the wall leaves Houston restaurant in trouble with health inspectors
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 11-18)
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3 hours ago

The Galveston-born boxer is in the news again...

The Galveston-born boxer is in the news again after President Obama refused to issue him a pardon

    Sylvester Stallone Prompts Trump to Consider Jack Johnson Pardon
    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is considering a full, posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of racially tinged federal morals charges more than a century ago. "Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson," Trump said Saturday on Twitter.
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3 hours ago

The blast was so massive that it leveled or d...

The blast was so massive that it leveled or damaged more than 1,000 surrounding buildings, shattered windows in Houston 40 miles away, and in Denver, over 900 miles away, a seismograph registered the explosion as if it were an earthquake.

    See historic, rare footage of the aftermath of the deadly 1947 explosion in Texas City
    The Texas Department of Public Safety still counts it as the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history.
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4 hours ago

"The only thing we know is that it was a fell...

"The only thing we know is that it was a fellow airman, which has made it all the harder to bear because they were like his brothers."

    Family seeks answers in Air Force stabbing death of Montgomery High grad in Guam
    More than a week after her son, Private First Class Bradley Hale, was laid to rest, Charla Hale continues to search for answers. A 2015 graduate of Montgomery High School, Bradley enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2016 and was assigned to Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana.
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4 hours ago

Which is your favorite?

Which is your favorite?

    Houston's dog-friendly bars & restaurants to visit
    Houstonians know that when cooler temps roll around, it's time to seek out the closest patio and take advantage of the city's short-lived pleasant temperatures. Who better to invite for dinner and drinks than your dog? Although there are still several Houston restaurants that won't invite pets onto their patios, plenty have officially been granted the city's permission to do so.
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5 hours ago

A woman was shot to death in south Houston on...

A woman was shot to death in south Houston on her way back from buying dinner at the store.

    Woman shot to death in south Houston on way back from buying dinner at the store
    A woman was killed Saturday night when she was attacked by a stranger in south Houston on her way home from buying dinner. The woman was returning from the store around 10:30 p.m. when a man approached her outside the Reed Parque Townhomes in the 2500 block of Reed.
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5 hours ago

They're collecting votes from the public unti...

They're collecting votes from the public until April 23 at 5 p.m.

    33 local women compete for Houston Texans cheerleader spots
    There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018. Finalists from Pearland, Cypress, Santa Fe and other parts of town are among 55 women currently collecting votes from the public online, before the final cheer roster is determined.
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6 hours ago

You can make gourmet dinner for your friends ...

You can make gourmet dinner for your friends in 90 seconds.

    Upper Kirby home is barn on the outside, slick on the inside
    The words "barn" and "elegant" don't seem like they go together, but a $1.8 million home for sale in Upper Kirby makes a convincing case for this combo. This tall, sleek building on a corner lot stands out among the other traditional properties on the street.
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7 hours ago

The guy who shot this video said it's the big...

The guy who shot this video said it's the biggest he's ever seen.

    "Biggest alligator I've seen in my neighborhood," says man who recorded massive reptile in Pearland
    Even though it's the largest alligator he's ever seen in his neighborhood, Pearland resident Bradley Durrett almost didn't see it. Durrett told Chron.com that he was driving along Country Club Drive in the Green Tee Terrace neighborhood late Saturday night when he spotted the huge reptile in his peripheral vision.
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8 hours ago

The Koch family took in three complete strang...

The Koch family took in three complete strangers who needed their help when Hurricane Harvey left them without a safe place to stay.

    Heroes of Hurricane Harvey
    Get the latest news and information on Hurricane Harvey.
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9 hours ago

The Summit and the Magnolia Hotel are just a ...

The Summit and the Magnolia Hotel are just a few of Houston's historic buildings to get a new lease on life.

    The history behind Houston's oldest buildings
    Houston's historic Maxwell House plant on the East End will change ownership yet again. The buildings current owner, Atlantic Coffee Solutions, is going out of business and selling the building, which was erected in 1913 by Ford as a Model T assembly plant.
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10 hours ago

Cosby, 80, is charged with three counts of ag...

Cosby, 80, is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He says his sexual encounter with Constand was consensual.

    Defense says schedules show Cosby wasn't around for assault
    NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Jurors got a look Friday at Bill Cosby's travel records as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he is accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.
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11 hours ago

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has f...

Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has found a new focus: real estate.

    Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Relists Texas Vacation Home With Price Cut
    Rex Tillerson doesn't need a vacation spot? The Texas native and his wife recently re-listed their vacation property in Horseshoe Bay with a price cut. provided by Published 9:00 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has found a new focus: real estate.
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12 hours ago

The Obamas have been renovating up a storm in...

The Obamas have been renovating up a storm in their Washington, D.C., home, and their latest add-on stands out for the area.

    The Obamas add an unusual amenity to their home
    The Obamas have been renovating up a storm in their Washington, D.C., home, and their latest add-on stands out for the area: an in-ground swimming pool provided by Published 2:45 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018
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13 hours ago

What do you think of this controversial measu...

What do you think of this controversial measure?

    Mom: Preschool's ban of the term 'best friend' is silly
    GEORGETOWN, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts family is looking for a new preschool for their 4-year-old daughter because her current school has barred use of the term "best friend." Christine Hartwell says her daughter, Julia, appeared sad recently when she came home from the Pentucket Workshop Preschool in Georgetown.
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14 hours ago

A Pearland man was charged with trying to hir...

A Pearland man was charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill a woman he once dated, along with her new boyfriend and parents. https://bit.ly/2HftVD0

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Pearland man was charged with trying to hire a hitman to kill a woman he once dated, along with her new boyfriend and parents. https://bit.ly/2HftVD0
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15 hours ago

Before the gunfire, he had been hanging out w...

Before the gunfire, he had been hanging out with some other men nearby when some sort of dispute broke out.

    Man shot in face after dispute in NW Harris County
    A man was shot in the face during a Friday night altercation in northwest Harris County, according to authorities. Deputies with the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to a shooting call near Thomasville and Rockville around 10 p.m. and found the wounded man.
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16 hours ago

Experiences last a lifetime.

Experiences last a lifetime.

    How to spend $1 million in Houston in one day on just experiences
    Imagine having $1 million to spend over 24 hours in Houston, but nothing can be kept or owned when the day is done. It would be quite like the 1985 film "Brewster's Millions" where Richard Pryor is a minor league ballplayer who has to spend $30 million in 30 days to inherit $300 million.
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17 hours ago

A Twitter post for National Siblings Day on A...

A Twitter post for National Siblings Day on April 10 clarified the mystery. Ken, by the way, also has a surname.

    Barbie has a last name - and people are beyond shocked
    Ekaterina_Minaeva / Shutterstock The Barbie Twitter account has revealed that the doll's last name is Roberts. She was apparently named Barbara Millicent Roberts when she was invented in 1959. However, like many famous people, she became known only by one name. Ken's full name is apparently Ken Carson.
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18 hours ago

They may not look like much, but these places...

They may not look like much, but these places are definitely worth trying.

    Houston's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants to try
    Published 5:01 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2018 Houston is full of small mom-and-pop shops that (though they may not look like much) are often the best places to go for some amazing food. People who go to these hole-in-the-wall spots can tell you they don't go for the aesthetic of the location, but rather the authenticity of the food.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The fleeing driver led police along Beltway 8...

The fleeing driver led police along Beltway 8 before giving up after completely shredding his tires.

    Wanted man leads Houston police on chase along Beltway 8, Katy Freeway
    A wanted man previously accused of assaulting police was arrested early Saturday after leading officers on a chase around Beltway 8. The pursuit began around 1:45 a.m. after Houston police officers ran the plates on a car in the 12900 block of Bellaire and realized the vehicle was listed as stolen and the driver was wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer in Fort Bend County.
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20 hours ago

He collapsed in the dugout during the sixth i...

He collapsed in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday night's game.

    White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered brain hemorrhage during Astros game
    Updated 5:01 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 CHICAGO - Tests revealed White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm when he collapsed in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday evening's game against the Astros.
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20 hours ago

Exiles in Miami say he would be a figurehead ...

Exiles in Miami say he would be a figurehead for continued Castro dominance.

    First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president
    HAVANA (AP) - Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Zuri was 34 years old.

Zuri was 34 years old.

    Houston Zoo mourns death of silverback gorilla Zuri
    Zuri, a 34-year-old silverback gorilla who suffered from a heart condition, has died, Houston Zoo officials said. The nearly 400 pound, easy-going Western lowland gorilla was head of the family troop and father of 10. He could be seen most most afternoons in the habitat with Holli, Binti and Angel.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12...

A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12 of taking a weapon from an officer following an intense scene with law enforcement officials captured on body cam video. For the full video and story: https://bit.ly/2HhC1Ll

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12 of taking a weapon from an officer following an intense scene with law enforcement officials captured on body cam video. For the full video and story:...
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23 hours ago

"Made sure she has a jacket so she doesn't vi...

"Made sure she has a jacket so she doesn't violate the Senate floor dress code requiring blazers. Not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies but I think we're ready."

    Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound. The tightly wrapped 10-day-old baby, brought to the well of the chamber by her mother, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, became the first newborn to appear there, just one day after the Senate approved a new rule permitting it.
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24 hours ago

This is so sweet.

This is so sweet.

    George H.W. Bush wears socks with books in touching tribute to late wife, Barbara Bush
    About 1,500 friends and family honored and remembered the life of former first lady, Barbara Bush with an emotional funeral service at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

Scientists say the "Kraken attack" may be ove...

Scientists say the "Kraken attack" may be over prime den property amid a shipwreck

    Two octopuses were caught battling thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico - and it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
    NOAA Okeanos Explorer Scientists encountered an octopus battle under an unidentified shipwreck almost 6,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The scene, which the scientists dubbed "Kraken Attack," looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

"Mrs. Bush raised a family, endured the loss ...

"Mrs. Bush raised a family, endured the loss of a daughter to leukemia and kept everyone and everything together." - Jon Meacham

    Four presidents among the 1,500 expected in Houston to honor Barbara Bush
    Updated 11:01 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Three former U.S. presidents were joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service Saturday in Houston. Some 1,500 friends and family members were invited to the service at the Bushes' longtime place of worship, St.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Three former presidents are joining former Pr...

Three former presidents are joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service in Houston.

    Four presidents among the 1,500 expected in Houston to honor Barbara Bush
    Updated 11:01 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Three former U.S. presidents were joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service Saturday in Houston. Some 1,500 friends and family members were invited to the service at the Bushes' longtime place of worship, St.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Nice!

Nice!

    Eerie photos show San Antonio's abandoned Lone Star Brewery 22 years after closing
    While Lone Star Brewery has sat vacant for more than two decades, it remains an iconic part of the Alamo City- so much so, that amateur artists have taken to spraying graffiti on its insides, new photos have revealed.
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29 hours ago

Little by little they are coming back.

Little by little they are coming back.

    Months after Harvey, see how the bat colony is faring at the Waugh bridge
    For years fluttering, flying black creatures of the night were stars every dusk under the bridge they called home. Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats would emerge from their rest under the bridge in search of food to the delight of dozens and dozens of onlookers. Hurricane Harvey changed all that.
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30 hours ago

Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend S...

Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham will deliver eulogies for the former first lady at a private funeral Saturday in Houston. https://bit.ly/2HioKOz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham will deliver eulogies for the former first lady at a private funeral Saturday in Houston. https://bit.ly/2HioKOz
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31 hours ago

Naturally, two trucks land on the top of the ...

Naturally, two trucks land on the top of the list.

    These are the best-selling vehicles in America so far in 2018, according to data
    Buying the best car for you can be difficult, but sometimes knowing what everyone else is buying can help you get started. After the first three months of 2018 passed, analysts at autoNXT compiled a report on the best-selling vehicles so far in 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

32 hours ago

"Please accept our deepest apologies,"

"Please accept our deepest apologies,"

    Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded. "Please accept our deepest apologies," Chairman Gary Kelly wrote in a letter dated April 18, a day after the accident.
    https://www.chron.com

33 hours ago

Disgusting.

Disgusting.

    Teen Vogue Reporter: 'I Was Groped 22 Times' at Coachella While Covering Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment was rampant at this year's first Coachella weekend, Teen Vogue's Vera Papisova reported. "This year's Coachella experience was also full of moments I never saw on Instagram: being repeatedly violated by strangers," Papisova wrote in her report for the magazine.
    https://www.chron.com

34 hours ago

Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of ...

Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president.

    AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years
    Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families. She also shared a distinction with one of its first. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president.
    https://www.chron.com

35 hours ago

"This woman dedicated her life to educating c...

"This woman dedicated her life to educating children."

    About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing
    HOUSTON (AP) - His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.
    https://www.chron.com

36 hours ago

Beto O’Rourke got more than 1,000 of his fait...

Beto O’Rourke got more than 1,000 of his faithful supporters to cheer the name “Donald J. Trump.”

    Beto O'Rourke turns to...Trump?
    On a college campus, at a meeting hall packed with legions of liberal Democrats whipped up into a frenzy about calls for universal health care and an end to college debt, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke got more than 1,000 of his faithful supporters to cheer the name "Donald J.
    https://www.chron.com

37 hours ago

As many as 50 inmates participated in the str...

As many as 50 inmates participated in the strike at one point.

    Huntsville prison hunger strike 'essentially' over, officials say
    Ten days after it began, the hunger strike at a Huntsville prison is "essentially" over, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Though Wynne Unit prisoners reported that as many as 50 inmates participated in the strike at one point, only one was still refusing food as of Friday morning, prison spokesman Jeremy Desel confirmed.
    https://www.chron.com

38 hours ago

Police are searching for a doorbell bandit wh...

Police are searching for a doorbell bandit who has been recorded targeting homes in parts of southwest Houston and northwest Harris County. https://bit.ly/2vwpY7h

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police are searching for a doorbell bandit who has been recorded targeting homes in parts of southwest Houston and northwest Harris County. https://bit.ly/2vwpY7h
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39 hours ago

The Border Patrol agent accused of killing hi...

The Border Patrol agent accused of killing his alleged lover and her infant child appeared in court for the first time Thursday.

    District attorney says Laredo Border Patrol agent is a flight risk in double homicide case
    The Border Patrol agent accused of killing his alleged lover and her infant child appeared in court for the first time Thursday, asking the judge to set a bond and seeking his release for lack of probable cause.
    https://www.chron.com

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