20 min ago

CONGRATS, JJ Watt!!

CONGRATS, JJ Watt!!

    Texans DE J.J. Watt makes Time 100 most influential list
    Updated 8:15 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named as one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world. Watt was honored for his Hurricane Harvey relief effort in the Houston area and southeast Texas. He raised more than $37 million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
    https://www.chron.com

38 min ago

As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shoo...

As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shook the basketball world Wednesday night, NBA players and fans took to social media to share their condolences and heartache.

    NBA players, fans react to the death of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin
    Updated 7:34 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shook the basketball world Wednesday night, NBA players and fans took to social media to share their condolences and heartache.
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56 min ago

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthous...

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal a ATM this morning, making it the third burglary at a courthouse this week.

    Burglars target ATM in Baytown courthouse
    Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal a ATM Thursday morning, making it the third attempted burglary at a courthouse this week, according to television reports. The burglars smashed through a glass door at the Harris County Courthouse Precinct 3, on 701 Baker in Baytown, Metro Video reported.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, whic...

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.

    Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump said his administration would "ban" bump stocks, which he said "turn legal weapons into illegal machines."
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A freight train struck two empty cars that we...

A freight train struck two empty cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue this morning.

    Train hits two empty cars on tracks in Washington Avenue area
    A freight train struck two empty cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue Thursday morning. How the cars got on the railroad tracks is mostly unclear, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Around 4 a.m., a Union Pacific engineer called Houston police about the accident, north of Washington near Shepherd.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The waterpark and surrounding property are fa...

The waterpark and surrounding property are facing foreclosure May 1 if a buyer cannot be found before then.

    Schlitterbahn's Corpus park has two weeks to find buyer or face foreclosure
    Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resorts co-owner Jeffrey Henry's recent indictment on second-degree murder charges has negatively affected efforts to sell its park and hotel on North Padre Island, a representative for a bankruptcy trustee said Tuesday. The waterpark and surrounding property are facing foreclosure May 1 if a buyer cannot be found before then.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling ...

Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling them they were fired:

    Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling them they were fired (SHLD)
    Getty/Scott Olson Sears is closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores. Most of the stores will close by April. The upcoming round of closures will leave the company with fewer than 940 stores, down from 3,510 six years ago. Kmart has been among the hardest hit by recent closures in the retail industry.
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3 hours ago

Maybe he just had a really bad cough?

Maybe he just had a really bad cough?

    Houston man found with 252 bottles of 'Purple Drank' ingredient promethazine, police say
    A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting more than 250 bottles of promethazine syrup, the main ingredient in the drug "Purple Drank." A Mobile County sheriff's deputy pulled over Dannon Vashon Jamison, of Houston, on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this week for a traffic violation.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle added 4 ...

Do you know a Hero of Harvey? Share their story and read the stories of others at https://www.chron.com/harveyhero.


5 hours ago

One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ra...

One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ranking captains is being allowed to retire with benefits following an investigation into a domestic disturbance that involved the officer and his wife.

    Sheriff's captain to retire following domestic disturbance investigation
    One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ranking captains is being allowed to retire with benefits following an investigation into a domestic disturbance that involved the officer and his wife at their Conroe home in August. According to Conroe attorney Steve Jackson, Capt. Bryan Carlisle submitted his resignation to retire following the investigation.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

He was found guilty on all counts.

He was found guilty on all counts.

    Bexar jury takes just 2 hours to find man guilty in abuse case involving kids tied up like dogs
    A Bexar County jury took about two hours Wednesday to find a man guilty in a horrific child abuse case involving two children who were bound by their ankles and wrists and tied like animals in the backyard of a Northeast Bexar County home in 2016.
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7 hours ago

The racist remark did not go unanswered.

The racist remark did not go unanswered.

    Alex Jones Blasted for Telling Unhappy African-Americans to 'Go to Africa' (Video)
    Alex Jones revived a centuries-old racial taunt Wednesday, telling African-Americans that if they aren't happy in the United States, they should go to Africa. "Again, if America is so bad - the whole thing is - why don't you go to Africa," said Jones.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The transformation is stunning.

The transformation is stunning.

    Unrecognizable Antonio Banderas bristles with intensity as Picasso
    The Spanish actor fully embraces role of iconic artist in the Nat Geo series "Genius."
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott h...

Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott had great seats for tonight's Houston Rockets game.

    Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott sit courtside at Rockets playoff game
    It's not unusual to see Travis Scott sitting courtside at a Rockets game. The rapper grew up in Missouri City and even was a Rockets ball boy as a teenager. On Wednesday, he brought along girlfriend Kylie Jenner to up the star factor at Toyota Center.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The Houston Rockets rolled over the Timberwol...

The Houston Rockets rolled over the Timberwolves to take control of their first round playoff series.

    Rockets go Green, blast Timberwolves for 2-0 series lead
    The Green light that Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni gives his gunners is not really named after one guy. He just made it seem that way.
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10 hours ago

The writer of the Sports Illustrated story th...

The writer of the Sports Illustrated story that correctly predicted the Houston Astros' destiny has a new book coming out about the team.

    New book Astroball will detail Astros' rise to title
    Moneyball was a big hit as a book 15 years ago and just as big a hit as a Brad Pitt-led movie eight years later. Now, we'll have Astroball. Ben Reiter, the same Sports Illustrated writer who wrote the 2014 story predicting the Astros would be the 2017 World Series champions, has a new book coming out - Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at ...

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at the plate. Clear Springs baserunner Tyler Hendrickson tries to score a run past Friendswood catcher Payton Ditta on April 17. DETAILS AND PHOTOS: https://bit.ly/2qI53tc

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at the plate. Clear Springs baserunner Tyler Hendrickson tries to score a run past Friendswood catcher Payton Ditta on April 17. DETAILS AND PHOTOS:...
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11 hours ago

As the old saying goes, "I wasn't born in Tex...

As the old saying goes, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!"

    When and why did the Bush family move to Texas?
    As the world mourns former first lady Barbara Bush, we look at why and how the family ended up in Texas so long ago. The history of the Bush family in Texas, a state so intertwined with their shared legacy and pedigree to this very day, dates back to World War II.
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11 hours ago

One man died in an early morning crash near G...

One man died in an early morning crash near George Bush Intercontinental Airport that left his car upright, rooted in the ground. https://bit.ly/2vpNeUs

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    One man died in an early morning crash near George Bush Intercontinental Airport that left his car upright, rooted in the ground. https://bit.ly/2vpNeUs
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11 hours ago

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

    Texas red snapper season extended to 82 days, longest since 2007
    After more than two decades of seeing opportunities to catch and retain red snapper from federally controlled waters of the Gulf of Mexico increasingly restricted even as the popular reef fishes' once-struggling population soared, Texas' long-suffering offshore recreational anglers this week saw that pendulum swing slightly but significantly the other direction.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. ...

Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. Known as the "Bicycle House," it was featured in the Season 1 finale, titled "The Fifth Street Story."

    'Fixer Upper' Classic From Season 1 Is Listed in Waco for $350K
    Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. Known as the "Bicycle House," it was featured in the Season 1 finale, titled "The Fifth Street Story." provided by Published 2:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2018 Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market!
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Spurs in mourning after death of Popovich's wife
    SAN ANTONIO - Erin Popovich, the wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, died Wednesday, the Spurs announced in a statement. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor for all of us."
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The words "barn" and "elegant" don't seem lik...

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.

    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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13 hours ago

LOOK AT THIS LITTLE HOGLET!

LOOK AT THIS LITTLE HOGLET!

    Houston Zoo shows off brand new red river hoglet born on site
    On Wednesday the Houston Zoo shared photos and video of a tiny red river hoglet born at one of its most popular habitats. The hoglet was born April 9 to first-time mom Vidalia.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV...

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million.

    Michelle Pfeiffer lists wonderful Woodside estate for $29.5M
    Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million. provided by Published 9:00 am, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million, according to W magazine.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Tex-Mex, pizza, Chinese food: Remembering the...

Tex-Mex, pizza, Chinese food: Remembering the foodie Barbara Bush:

    From Ninfa's to The Palm, Barbara Bush the 'foodie' savored Houston's dining scene
    There is ample evidence to suggest that Barbara Bush was a foodie even before the term for the modern gourmand was coined. "She appreciated good food and she would go to lengths to get what she wanted to eat," said Phyllis Mandola, daughter of the Houston restaurateur "Mama" Ninfa Laurenzo and wife of Tony Mandola of Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

14 hours ago

14 hours ago

Creative builders are ushering in a fleet of ...

Creative builders are ushering in a fleet of iceberg homes, with hulking spaces concealed beneath the surface.

    Space-hungry Bay Area homeowners are hiding entire 'iceberg homes' underground
    Take a stroll down the 100 block of sleepy, residential Kellogg Avenue in Old Palo Alto and you'll see what appears to be a smattering of modest bungalows, their lawns peaceful with playing children and fallen leaves. But there's something deeper to Kellogg Avenue-much deeper.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

He was a long way from Houston.

He was a long way from Houston.

    Houston man found with 252 bottles of 'Purple Drank' ingredient promethazine, police say
    A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting more than 250 bottles of promethazine syrup, the main ingredient in the drug "Purple Drank." A Mobile County sheriff's deputy pulled over Dannon Vashon Jamison, of Houston, on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this week for a traffic violation.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

He denied allegations of lewd behavior in an ...

He denied allegations of lewd behavior in an Uber.

    Marin man represents himself in rape case, says he's innocent because accuser is '300 pounds'
    Updated 12:57 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 A Marin County man on trial for rape said Thursday he could not have committed the crime because he's "a good-looking guy" and the alleged victim is "300 pounds," local media reported.
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15 hours ago

Moving.

Moving.

    Gripping photo of Wheeler County volunteer firefighters gains attention on social media
    A gripping photo of two volunteer firefighters resting as smoke and smog surround them is gaining interest on social media. Mark Marshall, a volunteer firefighter for Wheeler County, captured the photo of his fellow firemen, Braden Moore and Marcus Rose, resting as they were fighting a fire in neighboring Gray County.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A new Texas vacation rental property is openi...

A new Texas vacation rental property is opening their doors soon and they are bringing the glamping trend to the Hill Country.

    Peek inside a Texas retreat where you basically stay in a private park
    A new Texas vacation rental property is opening their doors soon and they are bringing the glamping trend to the Hill Country.
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16 hours ago

Be prepared to see a lot of more the scaly an...

Be prepared to see a lot of more the scaly animals out and about as the weather warms up.

    Police, parks and wildlife relocate aggressive alligator in Atascocita
    Warm weather means more alligator sightings in South Texas. On Monday, the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4 tweeted a photo of Texas Parks and Wildlife workers securing what it called an aggressive alligator. The reptile was picked up in the 17300 block of West Lake Houston in Atascocita.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on ...

A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of people including calls for help during robberies and homicides will spend 10 days in jail.

    Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of callers sentenced to 18 months probation
    A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of people including calls for help during robberies and homicides will spend 10 days in jail and 18 months on probation. Harris County jurors on Wednesday found Crenshanda Williams, 44, guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Who will you nominate?

Who will you nominate?

    We're looking for Houston's top fitness trainers, instructors
    Summer's coming and that beach-body won't magically get in shape from the sofa. Sometimes it takes a village, and great fitness trainers and instructors, to get in shape. Each year, I compile a list of some of Houston's favorite fitness pros.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Texas is full of parks for a good stargazing ...

Texas is full of parks for a good stargazing session, especially during International Dark Sky Week.

    The best places in Texas to stargaze during Dark Sky Week
    Published 3:22 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Texas is full of parks if you're in need of good stargazing session, especially during International Dark Sky Week. The week, which lasts through April 21, according to the event's website, was created to call attention to light pollution and its effects by a high school student in 2003.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

He is the first person in the world to receiv...

He is the first person in the world to receive a second face transplant, something that's led media to refer to him as the "man with three faces."

    Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant
    LONDON (AP) - In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient - who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010, when Hamon was in his mid-30s.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

She didn't mince words in a series of tweets ...

She didn't mince words in a series of tweets posted an hours after the former first lady's passing.

    Fresno State professor calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' stirs online backlash
    A Fresno State English professor didn't mince words in a series of tweets she posted an hour after the passing of the former first lady Barbara Bush. Randa Jarrar said Bush was smart and generous but also called her an "amazing racist" who raised a "war criminal."
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Ronnie Lee Hackett, Jr., pleaded guilty to ca...

Ronnie Lee Hackett, Jr., pleaded guilty to causing multiple traumatic injuries to the 3-month-old baby.

    Houston man who killed infant son sentenced to 35 years in prison
    A Houston man who killed his 3-month-old son in March 2017 has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Ronnie Lee Hackett, Jr., 23, pleaded guilty to injury to a child causing serious bodily injury or death, officials with the Montgomery County District Attorney's office said Wednesday.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Have you seen these people?

Have you seen these people?

    Harris County Sheriff's Office desperate to find these, other missing persons
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office is doing what it can to help reunite or bring closure to families with missing loved ones, including hosting an annual event where families can meet with various agencies in hopes of advancing their cases or bringing their family members back home.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    29 Navasota students taken to hospital after two buses involved in accident
    Nearly 30 Navasota students were taken to an area hospital after two school buses were involved in an accident with a dump truck in northwest Houston, according to school officials and the Houston Fire Department. Fire officials said the 29 students were transported in stable condition. The students, who are from John C.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Barbara Bush reportedly had COPD. Here's what...

Barbara Bush reportedly had COPD. Here's what that means:

    Barbara Bush may have suffered from a chronic lung disease called COPD - a doctor explains
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Frank Sciurba, University of Pittsburgh (THE CONVERSATION) Former First Lady Barbara Bush died on April 17, 2018, two days after spokespeople said that she had decided not to seek additional medical treatment.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Next month's Comicpalooza is shaping up to be...

Next month's Comicpalooza is shaping up to be a good one.

    'Spider-Man' actor Tom Holland coming to Houston's Comicpalooza
    Actor Tom Holland debuted as the teenage web-slinger in 2016 to wide acclaim from Marvel movie fans.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

🤢

🤢

    Roaches on the wall leaves Houston restaurant in trouble with health inspectors
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 11-18)
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Bruno Sammartino was the most popular wrestle...

Bruno Sammartino was the most popular wrestler in the world in the 1960s, then kept up his popularity as a broadcaster in the 1980s.

    Pro wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino dead at 82
    Professional wrestling legend Bruno Sammartino is dead at the age of 82, the WWE announced Wednesday. Sammartino, whose nickname was "The Living Legend," had been suffering from health issues for the past several months.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

The N-word was typed in all capital letters o...

The N-word was typed in all capital letters on a receipt belonging to a UNT student.

    University of North Texas student-cook fired for racist message on receipt
    A student cook at the University of North Texas has been fired after he typed a racial obscenity on a customer's receipt. The N-word was typed in all capital letters on a receipt belonging to university student @ChelseaMonAmour after eating at the school's Krispy Krunchy Chicken on Tuesday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

21 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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21 hours ago

Here is a look at the memorial outside the ga...

Here is a look at the memorial outside the gated community where former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday, in Houston. https://bit.ly/2Hvx2pr

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Here is a look at the memorial outside the gated community where former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday, in Houston. https://bit.ly/2Hvx2pr
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22 hours ago

In a statement following Bush's death Tuesday...

In a statement following Bush's death Tuesday, Melania Trump praised her 92-year-old predecessor for putting her "family and country above all else."

    The Latest: Gorbachev recalls Barbara Bush as warm, astute
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Latest on former first lady Barbara Bush, who has died at age 92 (all times local): 10:11 a.m. Former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, whose last years in office overlapped the Bush presidency, is remembering Barbara Bush as warm and astute.
    https://www.chron.com

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