52 min ago

"That was extreme, to pull my clothes down, i...

"That was extreme, to pull my clothes down, in front of people. People were watching - you didn't see people walking around?"

    Harris County settles lawsuit with woman in roadside cavity search
    Harris County paid out almost $200,000 to a Houston woman who was subjected to a controversial roadside cavity search in 2015, according to federal court records. The payment comes after Charnesia Corley filed a federal lawsuit against Harris County, contending her constitutional rights were violated during the late-night search.
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1 hour ago

Do you think it was okay for the president to...

Do you think it was okay for the president to ask that?

    President asked whom FBI head voted for in 2016
    WASHINGTON - Shortly after President Donald Trump fired his FBI director in May, he summoned to the Oval Office the bureau's acting director for a get-to-know-you meeting. The two men exchanged pleasantries, but before long, Trump, according to several current and former U.S.
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1 hour ago

"Turn out the lights... the party's over."

"Turn out the lights... the party's over."

    Shock jock Don Imus to retire from his morning show in March
    NEW YORK (AP) - Don Imus, the cantankerous radio host whose career was temporarily derailed when he made racist and sexist remarks, is retiring from his morning show. WABC-AM says Imus' last morning drive time show on New York-based station will be March 29. On Twitter, the show announced : "Turn out the lights...
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2 hours ago

She also opened up about her struggles with g...

She also opened up about her struggles with getting pregnant.

    Tammy Duckworth set to become first senator to give birth while in office
    Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., is pregnant with her second child and is set to be the first ever senator to give birth while in office. Duckworth broke the news to Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times, telling the political columnist that she is six months along and, just six weeks shy of turning 50, that she felt "great" about motherhood and the demanding role of being a senator.
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2 hours ago

After hitting him, the driver stepped out of ...

After hitting him, the driver stepped out of his car, took a look at the victim and told him he was OK. The driver then got back into his car and took off.

    Driver allegedly tells pedestrian he's OK after hitting him, flees
    Published 6:18 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A driver got out of his car and told the pedestrian he had just hit that he was OK before fleeing the scene, police said. Police said the pedestrian was trying to cross the 5100 block of Rigsby Avenue around 11:30 p.m.
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3 hours ago

Have you wondered what it would be like to li...

Have you wondered what it would be like to live in a tiny house?

    Is tiny living working? Bay Area residents share challenges of micro homes and bus life
    Editor's note: This story is the first installment in an SFGATE series that features Bay Area residents living in unconventional ways. If you'd like to share your story, answer some questions here. You may be featured in a future article. The statistics about the cost of living in San Francisco are astounding.
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3 hours ago

Yikes.

Yikes.

    SAPD terminates, for a second time, a detective who allegedly botched 130 cases
    A San Antonio police detective who was effectively fired for allegedly botching over 130 sexual assault and family violence cases was fired a second time, according to city records. On Jan. 8, Detective Kenneth Valdez received a second indefinite suspension, which is tantamount to firing, in addition to the suspension he received on Nov.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Which nominees were you most surprised by?

Which nominees were you most surprised by?

    Oscars 2018: 8 Biggest Snubs and Surprises, From Tom Hanks to Denzel Washington (Photos)
    Every year at the Academy Awards, there are inevitably certain nominees that raise eyebrows in surprise and glaring omissions that furrow those eyebrows in anger. 2018 was no different. Here are some of this year's snubs and surprises. SURPRISE: Denzel Washington for "Roman J.
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4 hours ago

Would you want to read 'dictator lit?'

Would you want to read 'dictator lit?'

    Saddam Hussein wrote a romantic novel you can actually buy on Amazon
    via Wikimedia In 2000, Saddam Hussein published an allegorical romance novel called "Zabiba and the King." Not much is known about production of the book, but you can buy an English translation on Amazon. It gives a glimpse into Saddam's ideology, but isn't exactly heralded for its artistic merit.
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5 hours ago

Sure they did.

Sure they did.

    NYT shoplifted from Amazon Go - for journalism
    Sneaking an item off the shelf at the new cashier-less store isn't easy Updated 4:07 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 On Monday morning another Amazon building will make a big splash in downtown Seattle, but this time the bananas won't be free.
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5 hours ago

The club claims to have a long list of celebr...

The club claims to have a long list of celebrity members.

    Hollywood's elite $75,000-a-year sex club that claims to have celebrity members is embroiled in scandal after evicting one of its own
    Warner Bros. The first member of the elite sex club Snctm, Phuong Tran, was barred for life and accused of bullying the founder's 12-year-old daughter on Instagram, the club said in a statement obtained by MailOnline. Known as "Bunnyman," Tran has been a vocal critic of the club, which hosts exclusive sex parties and offers several expensive membership tiers.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

As always, there were some surprises and snub...

As always, there were some surprises and snubs in the Oscar nominations.

    Oscar surprises: Horror and a superhero earn love from the Academy
    As always, there were some surprises and snubs in the Oscar nominations. The Academy's acknowledgment of horror films and a surprise nod for a superhero movie, while Tom Hanks was shut out of the nominations, was among the surprises.
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6 hours ago

Cruiserweight champion and face of "205 Live"...

Cruiserweight champion and face of "205 Live" won't be a part of tonight's "Raw 25".

    Enzo Amore Suspended by WWE Following Sexual Assault Accusation
    Enzo Amore has been suspended by WWE as the Phoenix Police Department investigates a 2017 accusation of sexual assault. A woman on Twitter said Amore (real name Eric Arndt) raped her at a hotel in Phoenix last year. "WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving sexual harassment or sexual assault," a WWE spokesperson told TheWrap.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Two people were hospitalized after a road rag...

Two people were hospitalized after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. http://bit.ly/2n5k3P9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Two people were hospitalized after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. http://bit.ly/2n5k3P9
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7 hours ago

A family and their baby escaped from their bu...

A family and their baby escaped from their burning north Houston home earlier today. The family told officials the fire started in the attic. http://bit.ly/2rAfCkM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A family and their baby escaped from their burning north Houston home earlier today. The family told officials the fire started in the attic. http://bit.ly/2rAfCkM
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8 hours ago

When fans come to see Jack White later this y...

When fans come to see Jack White later this year at Revention Music Center they will have to lock up their phones in a special pouch. Should more artists make fans put their phones away and enjoy the show?

    Jack White wants you to lock up your cell phone when he comes to Houston
    When former White Stripes member Jack White comes to Houston later this year for two nights, he's asking for a phone-free concert experience. White is playing two nights, April 30 and May 1, at downtown Houston's Revention Music Center. RELATED: The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 On Monday, the venue posted a message about the policy during White's shows.
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8 hours ago

Many come with grand, dramatic architecture a...

Many come with grand, dramatic architecture and steeples making it hard to forget they were churches and synagogues at one time.

    Former churches for sale: These holy properties can be yours
    A recent Realtor.com article showed off just how many churches are for sale across the country, including Texas. Last week, the site showed off a similar address in San Marcos where the former Fort Street Presbyterian Church had been converted into law offices.
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8 hours ago

A study shows that decluttering and storage a...

A study shows that decluttering and storage are key to remodeling projects.

    Kitchen trends: Style going more contemporary
    We just couldn't stand our kitchens, so we did something about it. That about sums up the reasons for most of the kitchen remodeling jobs in the past year, according to a new Houzz survey.Some 41 percent of homeowners said they just couldn't stand their old kitchens when asked way they started a remodeling project.
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9 hours ago

Sadly the new Ford Ranger won't be there.

Sadly the new Ford Ranger won't be there.

    Ford bringing some killer cars to the Houston Auto Show
    The Ford Motor Company is bringing a handful of new models to the Houston Auto Show this week for fans of the motor brand to get up close and personal with them. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, inspired by the anniversary of the classic Steve McQueen movie of the same name, will roll into Houston's NRG Center.
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9 hours ago

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

    One of America's favorite toys turns 61 today
    America's most throwable toy, the Frisbee, turns 61 years old today. Wham-O, the toy company behind Slip 'N Slide, Silly String and Hacky Sack, released the Frisbee on Jan. 23, 1957. Originally, the Frisbee was a tin pie dish created in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871, according to History.com.
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9 hours ago

This home looks like a small village:

This home looks like a small village:

    Massive $85M SoCal Estate Is Unlike Any Mansion on the Market
    Located in the hills of Westlake Village, just northwest of L.A., and covering over 33 acres, this massive mansion features a range of awesome amenities. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 5:30 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 While Hollywood movers and shakers are known for lavish mansions priced in the multi-millions, the veritable village that movie producer and tech titan Thomas Tull recently put on the market for $85 million is beyond compare.
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9 hours ago

Before there were express lanes and self-chec...

Before there were express lanes and self-checkout.

    Vintage photos: Peek into what Texas' grocery stores, diners used to look like
    Before Whole Foods, Wal-Mart and H-E-B, Texas' grocery stores looked quite a bit different from the mega-chains we all know now. Based on vintage photos from Getty Images and Houston Chronicle archives, Texas' grocery stores varied from well-organized, shelved general stores to sidewalk markets and street carts with select products.
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10 hours ago

Many seem to think it was a sweet gesture, bu...

Many seem to think it was a sweet gesture, but would you like someone tracking you down this way?

    Internet identifies waitress for Texas A&M quarterback after he asks them to find her
    Twitter is notorious for finding people when users ask for help, and Twitter users have done it again. Texas A&M quarterback Nicholas Starkel asked his nearly 12,000 followers to ask for help in finding a waitress in College Station. DATABLE: Meets Houston's 33 most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes "I need some help Aggieland!
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10 hours ago

How would you react to something like this?

How would you react to something like this?

    Fake cops rob Texas City apartment complex
    Published 2:53 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Texas City police are investigating a robbery where two men posed as police officers to try and gain access into victims' apartments. Shortly before 2 a.m.
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10 hours ago

"We're hoping by the end of this year we'll c...

"We're hoping by the end of this year we'll convert part of this facility over to an assembly area and we'll be assembling initially 22 cars a year."

    DeLorean Motor Company poised to produce its 'Back to the Future' car in Houston this year
    The DeLorean Motor Company hopes to start production on its iconic time travelling vehicle from "Back to the Future" in Houston before the end of the year. This announcement was made by Stephen Wynne, CEO of DeLorean, in a video produced by KPRC2 Monday.
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11 hours ago

The snubs and the surprises:

The snubs and the surprises:

    Oscar surprises: Horror and a superhero earn love from the Academy
    As always, there were some surprises and snubs in the Oscar nominations. The Academy's acknowledgment of horror films and a surprise nod for a superhero movie, while Tom Hanks was shut out of the nominations, was among the surprises.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

RIP Big Mama

RIP Big Mama

    Deceased family chicken honored with loving obituary in College Station
    This week, the mourning family of a beloved chicken in the College Station area was honored with a loving obituary in The Eagle, the town's newspaper. Big Mama, as she came to be known, was rescued by a family after they learned that she was due to be put down after her Houston owners could no longer keep her.
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11 hours ago

A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical c...

A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical condition after his home became engulfed in flames, killing his animals. http://bit.ly/2Dx7lne (Kirk Sides)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical condition after his home became engulfed in flames, killing his animals. http://bit.ly/2Dx7lne (Kirk Sides)
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12 hours ago

Two days only!

Two days only!

    Sandwich King's food truck pulls into Houston
    Food Network star Jeff Mauro, co-host of "The Kitchen," will roll his new sandwich truck promotion into Houston later this week for two days of sandwich ideas and wine pairings for the Super Bowl. A collaboration with Yellow Tail, the Australia wine giant, the Yellow Tail Food Truck Tailgate Tour will stop in Houston Jan.
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12 hours ago

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be f...

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be forced to miss more than half of their minor league seasons.

    Astros' Jon Singleton, Dean Deetz suspended after failed drug tests
    Astros minor leaguers Jon Singleton and Dean Deetz were both hit with lengthy suspensions after another failed drug test Tuesday. Deetz, a righthanded reliever who was added to the Astros' 40-man roster this offseason, received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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12 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Remains found in wall of Heights home identified as those of Mary Cerruti, missing homeowner
    Ending a mystery that drew nationwide attention, the Harris County medical examiner has identified the remains found last March in the wall of a Heights bungalow as those of Mary Cerruti, the missing woman who had owned the home years before.
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12 hours ago

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the i...

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm
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13 hours ago

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

    HPD: 18-wheeler falls from Eastex Freeway onto East Freeway
    Published 4:20 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 An 18-wheeler fell from the Eastex Freeway onto the East Freeway Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department. The wreck has forced the shut-down of an eastbound shoulder and left lane of the East Freeway, according to Houston Transtar.
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13 hours ago

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent...

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt
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13 hours ago

What do you make of the advertisement that in...

What do you make of the advertisement that includes the hashtag #PleaseStand?

    AMVETS claim NFL rejected Super Bowl ad because it says 'please stand'
    A veterans group is crying foul after they said the NFL is refusing to run their advertisement in a program to be handed out at the Super Bowl. The advertisement features two soldiers, an American flag and the hashtag #PleaseStand.
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14 hours ago

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked windo...

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9.

    Man with dollar sign tattoo over his eye wanted for burglary, domestic violence
    A 34-year-old Cincinnati man with a giant dollar sign tattooed on his face is wanted by police on aggravated burglary and domestic violence charges. Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9, according to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Crime Stoppers.
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14 hours ago

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the h...

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the hospital, she began vomiting non-stop.

    Texas five-year-old receives nearly 40 doses of anti-venom for snake bite
    A five-year-old Texas girl is recovering from a traumatic snake bite she received last Sunday. Emily Rose Oehler was playing at Longhorn Cavern State Park roughly 60 miles northwest of Austin when a diamondback rattlesnake struck her on the ankle, according to KXAN.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

As the population increases and the demand fo...

As the population increases and the demand for plastics remains high, pollution will be in the Gulf of Mexico a long, long time.

    How plastic pollution is hurting the Gulf of Mexico
    For years, scientists have reported on the extent of plastic pollution in far-off places of the world. But a new effort is revealing just how extensive "plastic soup" is in the Gulf of Mexico.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

15 hours ago

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hot...

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hotel and smelled marijuana.

    Marilyn Manson band member arrested downtown on pot possession charge day before show at Aztec
    A band member for Marilyn Manson was arrested in downtown San Antonio on a marijuana charge the night before a show at the Aztec Theatre, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of ...

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of Houston culture:

    Houston's Mini-Mural Street Art Program is Expanding
    Houston's mini-mural program continues to turn heads, commissioning area artists to transform traffic control boxes into colorful reminders of the city's culture. (Street art for real, on the streets.) The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs announced Monday that its selection panel has added 45 artists to the roster of painters, after reviewing 551 open-call submissions.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Store managers earn an average yearly salary ...

Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year.

    In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience
    In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Five workers are presumed dead, including one...

Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan. "At this time we have moved from a rescue mission to a recovery mission."

    Five declared dead in Oklahoma rig explosion
    Updated 11:15 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan, after an explosion ripped through a drilling rig in Oklahoma, triggering the nation's deadliest oil and gas incident in several years. The drilling rig is owned by Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy, which employed three of the deceased.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegation...

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegations, police said.

    Pearland child care worker charged with indecency with a minor
    A child care worker at the Goddard School in Pearland has been charged with indecency with a child after investigators say he gave hugs and inappropriately touched a student late last year.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

How do you feel about schools named after Con...

How do you feel about schools named after Confederate members?

    Texas school votes to change name of school named after Confederate general
    A Texas school named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee is looking to minimize it's association with the southern army that lost the Civil War. Robert E. Lee Elementary School is being renamed Lee Elementary School after a 4-3 vote from the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday, according to Amarillo.com.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

This could be a big blow to our local economy...

This could be a big blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A blow to our local economy:

A blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

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

The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions LIVE. Get your questions in for the General!

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below.
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17 hours ago

"The women of this country these days need so...

"The women of this country these days need some icons. If they think I'm one, I'm happy about that."

    Naomi Parker Fraley, who posed for iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' portrait in Alameda, dead at 96
    Updated 10:19 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 Naomi Parker Fraley, the real "Rosie the Riveter," died Saturday, the New York Times reports. Though Fraley's name remained obscure for most of her 96 years, her likeness became an iconic symbol during World War II.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ...

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ignoring stop signs? These are some of the signs police look for with drunk drivers:

    New report calls for lowering BAC levels from .08 to .05, getting stricter on alcohol laws
    Updated 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A study released last week from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for the lowering of the blood alcohol concentration level from .08 to .05.
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