26 min ago

Who'd you want as your designated driver?

Who'd you want as your designated driver?

    These 52 celebrities don't drink alcohol
    Published 6:46 pm, Wednesday, August 16, 2017 While many people like to binge on cocktails during happy hours, there are those who have chosen to abstain from drinking alcohol all together. Among those who choose the sober life are many of our favorite celebrities.
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46 min ago

Which is your favorite?

Which is your favorite?

    You can rent these homes featured on HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'
    Y'all, the premiere of HGTV's final season of "Fixer Upper" airs Tuesday, Nov. 21, and it signals the beginning of the end. Chip and Joanna Gaines announced earlier this year they are ending their show to "catch their breath for a moment."
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Rockefellers Houston has a storied musical hi...

Rockefellers Houston has a storied musical history and its gearing up to make more noise on Washington.

    Rockefeller's is having a rockin' renaissance
    One of Houston's favorite rock clubs, Rockefeller's, is celebrating the one-year anniversary of its revival. For nearly two decades, it was a wedding and events venue, when there were only memories of Stevie Ray Vaughan and other artists making the walls of the old bank sweat like the outside of a Lone Star bottle.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The Galleria won't look like this on Black Fr...

The Galleria won't look like this on Black Friday:

    See what some of Houston's favorite malls looked like when they opened
    This weekend many Houstonians will no doubt find themselves at one of the many area malls and shopping centers on the hunt for holiday deals. It's the American way to while away the hours after Thanksgiving on a shopping binge just after an eating binge, right?
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Yeah, we are needing a break from work with s...

Yeah, we are needing a break from work with sandy beaches, too.

    The cheapest island vacations to travel to in 2018
    They've replaced egg nog with pina coladas. Instead of snow, they have sand. And while everyone is focused on the North Pole, their eyes are set on flying south. These are the people who've made a holiday tradition of escaping colder weather to spend time on the beach.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

She allegedly used a stun gun on a special ne...

She allegedly used a stun gun on a special needs child.

    Fourth suspect arrested in disturbing abuse, death of special needs teenager
    Last week, Montgomery police arrested a trio of suspects accused of drugging and shocking a 14-year-old special needs child for multiple weeks. On Tuesday, police arrested Keyonna Gunner, 22, the fourth suspect in the household where the drugging death of the special needs victim occurred.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

For those of us who don't already have out Bl...

For those of us who don't already have out Black Friday game plan down:

    The best Black Friday deals you need to know about in 2017
    With Black Friday a week away, it's time to narrow down your spending strategy in preparation for the biggest shopping day of the year. BestBlackFriday.com's Phil Dengler has broken down the best deals worth pursuing at Amazon, Best Buy, Kohl's, Macy's, and Walmart this year.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

You'll eat well at any of these Texas road st...

You'll eat well at any of these Texas road stops. What restaurants did we miss?

    Best places to eat on a Texas road trip (updated)
    as any Texan knows, that includes some requisite smoked meat and chicken-fried steak eating. Since we're a population of predominantly devout carnivores laying claim to about 268,820 square miles of land, there are many eateries to discover. Story continues below. Since we've gotten several new suggestions from avid Texas road trip travelers, we've added several new places above.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Regardless of what Texas A&M does against LSU...

Regardless of what Texas A&M does against LSU this week, the school plans to fire head football coach Kevin Sumlin.

    Texas A&M plans to fire Kevin Sumlin after LSU game
    Jimbo Fisher of Florida State will be prime candidate to replace him Updated 6:12 pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 COLLEGE STATION - Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin will be fired following the Aggies' regular-season finale at LSU on Saturday night, multiple people with knowledge of the situation said.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Oh-oh: "You can tell what type of person some...

Oh-oh: "You can tell what type of person someone is by their drink order in specific bars."

    Bartenders reveal what customers' drink orders say about them - and it doesn't look good for vodka drinkers
    Jacob Lund/Shutterstock Bartenders can tell a lot about a person based on their drink order. Several bartenders Business Insider interviewed said they looked down on people who order vodka. Here's what ordering vodka says about you, according to these bartenders.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The teen was among hundreds of fans seeking a...

The teen was among hundreds of fans seeking a glimpse:

    Teen will never forget getting Altuve's autograph
    For a few moments Monday evening, Sarah Saenz, 14, thought her hopes of meeting Houston Astros star Jose Altuve would be dashed as the line outside a Academy Sports & Outdoors in Katy dwindled. After all, it was already 6:35 p.m. - five minutes past the All-Star second baseman's scheduled hour-long appearance, and she had not nabbed his autograph.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The exhibit included a Safavid dynasty carpet...

The exhibit included a Safavid dynasty carpet – no word on its magical capabilities.

    A million-dollar gift and jeweler-sponsored lounge highlight biennial Art of the Islamic Worlds Gala
    It's not every day (or even every year) that the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston transforms into an exotic locale. Last Friday, on the Art of Islamic Worlds initiative's 10th anniversary, a dramatic scene unfolded before some 480 black-tie patrons, beginning in the Audrey Jones Beck Building.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Developers would be forced to build new homes...

Developers would be forced to build new homes up to 10 feet above current requirements.

    Harris County proposing dramatic overhaul of floodplain regulations
    Nearly three months after Hurricane Harvey, Harris County is proposing a dramatic overhaul of its floodplain regulations that could force developers to build new homes up to 10 feet above current requirements.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Save space and make your stuffing in a slow c...

Save space and make your stuffing in a slow cooker!

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Save space and make your stuffing in a slow cooker!
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4 hours ago

Houston’s worst chokepoint is about to be a c...

Houston’s worst chokepoint is about to be a construction zone for the next five or six years:

    Loop 610 at I-69 near Uptown headed for heavy reconstruction
    Houston's worst chokepoint is about to be a construction zone for the next five or six years, in the hopes that drivers eventually reap the rewards. Federal, state and local lawmakers gathered Monday on the HOV ramp overlooking the Loop 610 interchange with Interstate 69 near Uptown, to kick off reconstruction of the interchange.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

5 hours ago

The Pixar head apologizes "to anyone who has ...

The Pixar head apologizes "to anyone who has ever been on the receiving end of an unwanted hug or any other gesture they felt crossed the line..."

    Pixar Head John Lasseter Takes 'Six-Month Sabbatical,' Apologizes for 'Missteps'
    John Lasseter, the head of Disney's animation division, announced Tuesday that he would take a six-month sabbatical from Disney and the Pixar studio he has led for decades following reports of sexual misconduct. The Oscar-winning animator also apologized for what he called "missteps" in his interactions with staffers that he said made some "feel disrespected or uncomfortable."
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Mack will be one of the guests of honor in th...

Mack will be one of the guests of honor in the Turkey Day parade.

    Mattress Mack to be honored with his own float at the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade
    Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale will be honored with his own float at the H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade which will travel through downtown Houston early Thursday morning. Titled "Really will save you," instead of McIngvale's familiar "Really will save you money" tag line, the float will be a campy take on the furniture magnate's career in Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

When told that people are saying he will be f...

When told that people are saying he will be fired by Texas A&M, Kevin Sumlin replied: "I haven't heard that."

    Kevin Sumlin says he expects to remain Aggies coach next season
    Published 2:29 pm, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 COLLEGE STATION - Kevin Sumlin said he expects to be Texas A&M's coach next season. "Why wouldn't I?" he said in response to a question from the Chronicle about his future.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Yes, a wonderland. We said it.

Yes, a wonderland. We said it.

    Fort Worth's Whiskey Ranch is a sprawling 112-acre whiskey-tasting wonderland
    Firestone and Robertson Distilling Co., best known as the creators of TX Whiskey, is bringing a massive Whiskey Ranch to an area just five miles from downtown Fort Worth. This 112-acre facility occupies the footprint of the Glen Garden Country Club, a historic 18-hole golf course which hosted a slew of golfing legends over the years.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

When it comes to which pie to make, there is ...

When it comes to which pie to make, there is a clear favorite.

    These are America's most popular pies right now, according to new survey
    Thanksgiving traditions largely focus on food and when it comes to which pie to cook, there is a distinct favorite. Pumpkin pie is the favorite in America with 36 percent of surveyed participants naming it as their favorites, according to an annual survey conducted by the Delta Dental group.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The fire department is investigating what sta...

The fire department is investigating what started the fire:

    Black smoke from recycling plant blaze draws fire crews to Port of Houston
    A heavy plume of black smoke billowing from a recycling plant near the Port of Houston drew fire crews to the scene Tuesday afternoon. Nearly a dozen Houston Fire Department trucks and vehicles showed up just after 1 p.m. to fight the one-alarm blaze along Harrisburg.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

DEVELOPING STORY: Two men were shot during an...

DEVELOPING STORY: Two men were shot during an apparent robbery attempt outside a north Harris County apartment complex last night. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2zaMwrE (Video by OSV Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    DEVELOPING STORY: Two men were shot during an apparent robbery attempt outside a north Harris County apartment complex last night. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2zaMwrE (Video by OSV Video)
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8 hours ago

A company is creating "pop-up" buildings that...

A company is creating "pop-up" buildings that unfold within minutes.

    Why these new pop-up houses could help after devastating hurricanes
    From hurricanes to wildfires, 2017 has been marked by natural disasters all over the country. Ten Fold Engineering, a technology company from the United Kingdom, believes it may have an answer for the displaced victims created by these catastrophes.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

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

John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions LIVE!

    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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8 hours ago

Perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner:

Perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Perfect for after Thanksgiving dinner:
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8 hours ago

A Houston woman found a giant bee hive in her...

A Houston woman found a giant bee hive in her home during renovations following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

    Giant beehive found in walls of Houston home following Hurricane Harvey
    A Houston woman found a giant beehive in her home during rebuilding efforts following Hurricane Harvey.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

If you only had a few days to show someone ar...

If you only had a few days to show someone around Houston, where would you take them?

    Where to take out-of-town visitors to get the ultimate Houston experience this holiday season
    You've talked about work. You've talked about the Astros. You've discussed the craziness of Texas weather. After the big topics have been covered with your out-of-town guests this holiday season -- what now? These people will more than likely not be satisfied with just seeing your smiling face or the bottom of a wine glass for the duration of their visit.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several...

CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct.

    The Latest: CBS fires Charlie Rose after misconduct claims
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Latest on Charlie Rose (all times local): 12:33 p.m. CBS News has fired Charlie Rose after several women accused the veteran newsman of sexual misconduct. Rose has been one of three hosts of "CBS This Morning" since 2012 and is also a contributor to "60 Minutes."
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

As you make your Christmas list and check it ...

As you make your Christmas list and check it twice, here are some cool gift ideas that got their start on Shark Tank.

    Holiday gift ideas that got their start on 'Shark Tank'
    With Black Friday and Cyber Monday around the corner, many people are already beginning their holiday shopping. Business Insider filled out their own holiday list of creative gifts and the unique thing about these presents are that they made their major debut on "Shark Tank".
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"In today's climate of what's occurring throu...

"In today's climate of what's occurring throughout the world, it was time that Houston put another tool in their tool belt to combat any would-be violence."

    Expect to see Houston Police carrying AR-15s this holiday travel season
    Travelers at Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports will see police officers carrying AR-15s this holiday season. "In today's climate of what's occurring throughout the world, it was time that Houston put another tool in their tool belt to combat any would-be violence," said Capt. Glenn Yorek with Houston Police Department's airport division at Bush Intercontinental.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

He was caught after a software technician stu...

He was caught after a software technician stumbled across a trove of child porn:

    Texas man sentenced to 8 years for more than 2,600 images of child pornography
    A 33-year-old old Dallas-area man was sentenced Monday to eight years in federal prison after he was caught with more than 2,600 images and 800 videos of child pornography, according to the Department of Justice. William Sonak landed himself in legal hotwater in 2015 after he brought his laptop to a Houston-area Computer Hospital - and a technician stumbled across a trove of child porn.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Harris County is home to nine of the 20 ZIP c...

Harris County is home to nine of the 20 ZIP codes with the most FEMA applications:

    Top 20 ZIP codes for FEMA assistance applications highlight widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey
    While rebuilding efforts continue around the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey, a new analysis has pinned down the ZIP codes from which FEMA has received the most applications. At the top of the list was 77642 in Jefferson County's Port Arthur area with 13,654 applications, according to an analysis by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF).
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Harris County had nine of the top 20 cities.

Harris County had nine of the top 20 cities.

    Top 20 ZIP codes for FEMA assistance applications highlight widespread damage from Hurricane Harvey
    While rebuilding efforts continue around the Houston area following Hurricane Harvey, a new analysis has pinned down the ZIP codes from which FEMA has received the most applications. At the top of the list was 77642 in Jefferson County's Port Arthur area with 13,654 applications, according to an analysis by the Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF).
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

BREAKING: Houston offshore oil and gas compan...

BREAKING: Houston offshore oil and gas company Talos Energy said Tuesday it will acquire Louisiana-based Stone Energy in a nearly $2 billion merger.

    Houston's Talos Energy acquiring Stone Energy in nearly $2B merger
    Published 8:15 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Houston offshore oil and gas company Talos Energy said Tuesday it will acquire Louisiana-based Stone Energy in a nearly $2 billion merger. Private equity-backed Talos will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through the merger with the publicly traded Stone.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Houston offshore oil and gas company Talos En...

Houston offshore oil and gas company Talos Energy will acquire Louisiana-based Stone Energy in a nearly $2 billion merger.

    Houston's Talos Energy acquiring Stone Energy in nearly $2B merger
    Published 8:15 am, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Houston offshore oil and gas company Talos Energy said Tuesday it will acquire Louisiana-based Stone Energy in a nearly $2 billion merger. Private equity-backed Talos will go public on the New York Stock Exchange through the merger with the publicly traded Stone.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"I was within his grasp just one year before ...

"I was within his grasp just one year before he committed brutal murder in 1969."

    'Breaking Bad' actor Bryan Cranston recalls freaky run-in with Charles Manson
    One of TVs biggest monsters had a chance encounter with one of America's most notorious killers a short time before he and his family committed a series of murders. Following Charles Manson's death Sunday at age 83, "Breaking Bad" actor Bryan Cranston tweeted out his reaction to the news.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Investigators have new leads on how the borde...

Investigators have new leads on how the border patrol agent may have died:

    AP source: Authorities believe border agent may have fallen
    DALLAS (AP) - Investigators believe a border patrol agent who died in West Texas after suffering extensive injuries to his head and body may have fallen down a 14-foot (4-meter) culvert, and his partner, who radioed for help, has no memory of what happened, according to a U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

"Ma'am, is there something funny that was hap...

"Ma'am, is there something funny that was happening?"

    A dying vet needed CPR. Hidden video shows his nurse laughing instead.
    By the late winter of 2014, James Dempsey had served in a world war, raised children, buried a wife and seen the best of his health behind him. As he prepared for a stay at a nursing home on the outskirts of Atlanta, the 89-year-old began to feel nervous.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

He attempted to hire a confidential informant...

He attempted to hire a confidential informant to kill them both, records show.

    Texas man indicted in attempted murder-for-hire of ex-wife and police chief of tiny town
    A central Texas man is behind bars after allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his ex-wife and the chief of police of a small town. Troy Walker Neville, 45, of Lampasas, was indicted by a grand jury last week on two charges of capital murder while remuneration, court records show.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

More than 800 coal miners and power plant wor...

More than 800 coal miners and power plant workers were laid off:

    Texas coal plant layoffs and closures moving forward with state approval
    Texas' electric grid operator has approved the shutdown of two more coal-fired power plants, green-lighting the layoffs for more than 800 coal miners and power plant workers. In November, the state's largest power generator, Dallas-based Vistra Energy, announced plans to shutter three plants pending the approval of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Texas' grid overseer.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A 14-year-old boy led officers on a chase in ...

A 14-year-old boy led officers on a chase in a stolen car. Police recognized the vehicle, which was stolen two days ago:

    14-year-old in stolen car leads police on chase
    A 14-year-old boy led officers on a brief chase in a stolen car around 1 a.m. Tuesday, Houston Police said. Officers recognized the white Toyota driving on Westheimer Road near Beltway 8 as being stolen in a robbery from two days earlier.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Just days away!

Just days away!

    Kohl's Black Friday 2017 Doorbuster ad circular released (see all 64 pages)
    Kohl's Black Friday Doorbuster ad is the first circular leaked for the 2017 season.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"He bumped me into the car and I was kicking ...

"He bumped me into the car and I was kicking him in the chest. Now I realize the poor thing was just as scared as me."

    8-point buck tears up home in terrifying experience for Montgomery County woman
    It's a story so bizarre that when Katie Reed tells about her face-to-face encounter with an eight-point buck earlier this month, she has to follow up with photos to prove the horrifying three-hour ordeal was all too real. "I had one foot in my car.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The graphic video shocked Texans when it was ...

The graphic video shocked Texans when it was released in August.

    Texas man who beat, stomped victim unconscious for $35 sentenced
    Graphic security footage released by Lufkin police in August showed a 21-year-old beating, kicking and stomping a man unconscious for $35. The attacker, Andrea Franks-Vanzandt, recently agreed to a 20-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to the aggravated robbery seen in the video, as well as an unrelated felony charge, reports KTRE.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

If you forget a last-minute ingredient Thanks...

If you forget a last-minute ingredient Thanksgiving, all might not be lost.

    Is my grocery store open Thanksgiving?
    Grocers are open on Thanksgiving day, with abbreviated hours. Among them are Kroger, H-E-B, Randalls, Whole Foods Market, Fiesta, Food Town, Foodarama. Walmart is holding business hours as usual, while Target opens late in the day. Costco, Sam's Club and Trader Joe's are closed.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

If you help catch this suspect, you could rec...

If you help catch this suspect, you could receive $5,000.

    FBI searching for female bank robbery suspect in Memorial area
    The FBI and Crime Stoppers are searching for a woman who robbed a Memorial-area bank and got away with cash on Friday, Nov. 17. The woman went into the Chase Bank at 10243 Kempwood Drive about 11:30 a.m. and pretended to make a withdrawal, the FBI said in a press release.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

If it's wrong, we don't wanna be right.

If it's wrong, we don't wanna be right.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    If it's wrong, we don't wanna be right.
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16 hours ago

To get a plea deal and avoid a life sentence,...

To get a plea deal and avoid a life sentence, he admitted to slaying 4 people.

    Ex-Mexican Mafia general gets 20 years in prison
    A former general for the Texas Mexican Mafia has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, avoiding the likely life sentence he faced by cooperating with authorities. Raymond S. "Indio" Tellez rose through the ranks of the notorious gang, but later became a confidential informant for the San Antonio police and then the feds, Assistant U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

His next-of-kin have a week to claim his body...

His next-of-kin have a week to claim his body. If they don't the process gets interesting.

    What happens to Charles Manson's body?
    The next of kin of Charles Manson have until a week from Wednesday to claim the remains of the man who inspired a cult following to commit mass murder.
    http://www.chron.com

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