24 min ago

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts tod...

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts today (April 25). *grabs popcorn* 🍿

    'The Handmaid's Tale' comes back to Hulu for second season
    Hulu's first major original hit show, "The Handmaid's Tale" is gearing up to debut its second season on Wednesday, April 25.
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44 min ago

One man was injured and another arrested afte...

One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9
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55 min ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    1 injured in west Houston shooting
    At least one person was shot at the apartment complex Wednesday evening in west Houston, police said. Houston police were called to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Gray Falls Drive, near the intersection of Westheimer Road and Kirkwood Road, around 8:45 p.m.
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1 hour ago

Online dating tips to start using now...

Online dating tips to start using now...

    Stop texting the eggplant emoji
    Sending that first message in an online dating back-and-forth can be rough. In fact, a new survey, released this week by dating platform Plenty of Fish found that the stakes feel so high, 20 percent of singles enlist a friend to draft an introduction.
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1 hour ago

JD don't play.

JD don't play.

    Jack Daniel's sues Houston and Dallas-based spirits companies for infringement
    A Houston-based spirits company and its Dallas partners are being sued by the Jack Daniel's brand for allegedly lifting its trademarks for an "inferior" product. Jack Daniel's filed the infringement suit April 20 in a U.S. District Court in California against both Dallas' Dynasty Spirits and Houston's Gulf Coast Distillers.
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1 hour ago

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 ...

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018.

    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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2 hours ago

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

    Houston's own Renee Zellweger celebrates her 49 birthday
    Published 2:52 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Katy-native and girl-next-door icon Renee Zellweger turned 49 years old on Wednesday, April 25. Before becoming Bridget Jones, the Texas actress was widely known as Dorothy Boyd from the 1996 film, "Jerry Maguire."
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2 hours 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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2 hours ago

More than 180 years and 6,000 miles of paved ...

More than 180 years and 6,000 miles of paved asphalt later, Houston's streets have amassed an impressive history since the city was founded in 1836.

    How Houston's most iconic and often traveled streets got their names
    Operas, "Gone With The Wind," and space are just some of the topics that have inspired many street names in Houston.
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3 hours ago

The lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The...

The lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The Post Oak hotel is the new spot uptown to live out champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

    First look: Bloom & Bee at The Post Oak
    There will never be a day where it's not spring at Bloom & Bee. The spirit of the season is in constant cultivation at the lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The Post Oak hotel, a new spot uptown to live out champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Yes, Bloom & Bee has plenty of bubbles to go with $290 an ounce beads.
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3 hours ago

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

    Revamped ShareLunker program a big success
    Most of the million-plus Texas anglers who primarily target largemouth bass, the nation's most popular sport fish, will brag that their state is home to the most abundant, diverse and high-quality bass fisheries in the country. Early results from the 2018 ShareLunker program give those anglers and the Texas fisheries managers who oversee those fisheries ammunition to support that claim.
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3 hours ago

Check out this incredible renovation of this ...

Check out this incredible renovation of this Houston home. https://bit.ly/2HsHbjr

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check out this incredible renovation of this Houston home. https://bit.ly/2HsHbjr
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3 hours ago

The statue disappeared from a storage room at...

The statue disappeared from a storage room at UT back in 1919.

    The story behind a lost statue honoring victims of Galveston's deadly 1900 hurricane
    A statue honoring victims of Galveston's deadly 1900 hurricane has been missing for nearly 100 years and the search is on to learn its whereabouts. Florentine sculptor Pompeo Coppini created "Victims of the Galveston Flood" that same year, in honor of the thousands who died in Galveston when that monstrous storm came ashore.
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4 hours ago

New excerpts from the NFL meeting between pla...

New excerpts from the NFL meeting between players and owners show more statements from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair about player protests.

    Texans owner Bob McNair urged players to stop kneeling, offered to work together
    Updated 1:46 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 During a meeting between NFL owners, players and executives in October, Texans owner Bob McNair urged owners and players to build unified stance on the controversial national anthem issue. McNair, a frequent target for criticism for a series of remarks, reportedly told the players that they should encourage their colleagues to stop kneeling during the national anthem.
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4 hours ago

Tacos, cheesesteaks, barbecue and pizza - wha...

Tacos, cheesesteaks, barbecue and pizza - what's your favorite?

    Try these Heights restaurants that will make your mouth water
    The Heights has you covered for date night, brunch, work lunches and quick dinners, and if you live and work in the area, you can ride your bike to all of these things.
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4 hours ago

You might have seen some of these guys playin...

You might have seen some of these guys playing at your local high school football stadium, and now they'll be selected in this week's NFL Draft.

    Former Houston high school stars in the 2018 NFL Draft
    The NFL Draft isn't loaded with local Houston talent at the top of the draft. In fact, we'll probably go through the entire first round with just one area guy - SMU receiver Courtland Sutton, who starred at Brenham High School - getting selected.
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5 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Child struck by school bus near Baytown
    A 10-year-old boy was struck by a Goose Creek CISD school bus Wednesday afternoon, district officials confirmed. The boy ran in front of the school bus around 4:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Squire Drive and was struck, according to GSCID Director of Communications Beth Dombrowa.
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5 hours ago

All for a good cause. Make your Thursday dini...

All for a good cause. Make your Thursday dining plans now.

    Dining Out for Life set for April 26
    Forty Houston restaurants are participating in this year's Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for AIDS Foundation Houston on April 26. On that day the restaurants have pledged to donate a percentage of sales to the foundation which provides services to nearly 6,000 men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
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5 hours ago

He was transported directly from jail to the ...

He was transported directly from jail to the 76ers game.

    Meek Mill gets out on bond, parties with Kevin Hart, 76ers during playoff game
    On Tuesday, rapper Meek Mill was released from Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility and he didn't hesitate to have fun while out of jail on bond. After his release, the 30-year-old, whose real name is Robert Williams, issued a statement on Instagram thanking his family and public advocates - who included Philadelphia Mayor Jum Kenney, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rapper Jay-Z.
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5 hours ago

Jose Altuve cracked up laughing when his Hous...

Jose Altuve cracked up laughing when his Houston Astros teammates pranked him after he hit his first home run of the season today.

    Astros' Jose Altuve gets joking silent treatment after HR
    It took him 102 at-bats, but Jose Altuve finally hit his first home run of the 2018 season. Then, his teammate shunned him. Jokingly, of course. When Altuve blasted Nick Tropeano's slider over the left-field wall in the sixth inning, he pointed towards the Astros dugout as he trotted up the first-base line.
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6 hours ago

Being hospitalized didn't stop him from showi...

Being hospitalized didn't stop him from showing the city some appreciation.

    George H.W. Bush thanks Houstonians for their support on Twitter
    George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized with a blood infection since the day after Barbara Bush's funeral, but that didn't stop him from showing the city some appreciation.
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6 hours ago

RIP

RIP

    'Stalwart' police horse dead after 15 years with Houston Police Department
    A veteran Houston police horse who witnessed two Super Bowls and countless interactions with the public died earlier this week, authorities said. Janie - a 19-year-old Belgian mare - suffered from an inflamed intestine and died Sunday, surrounded by her current and former police officer handlers.
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6 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle with Mar...

When you think of Montrose, do you think of country music? David Keck, co-owner of Goodnight Charlie’s, explains why he loves Montrose and why it makes the perfect spot for Houston’s newest honky tonk. #MTSIR #MyPerfectHouseton

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    When you think of Montrose, do you think of country music? David Keck, co-owner of Goodnight Charlie's, explains why he loves Montrose and why it makes the perfect spot for Houston's newest honky...
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6 hours ago

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and ...

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season in the Houston Astros' win today.

    Justin Verlander shines in Astros' win over Angels
    Published 3:59 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Justin Verlander undertook a meticulous spring training, focusing on the minute and mundane. There was a priority on detail, not satisfied with ensuring his right arm and overall conditioning. Starting seasons strong hasn't been his forray. Until now.
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6 hours ago

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstell...

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstellar Plasma Sounds," "Lightning on Jupiter," and "Ultra Cold Liquid Helium."

    Have you heard NASA's eerie soundtrack of space sounds?
    Published 7:45 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Six months ago NASA released a soundtrack of space sounds, but it seemed like hardly anyone noticed. According to the Soundcloud page, scientists were able to convert captured radio emissions to creepy sound waves.
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7 hours ago

It took two people to replace Lindsey Bucking...

It took two people to replace Lindsey Buckingham.

    Classic-rockers Fleetwood Mac coming back to Houston without a longtime member
    Longtime member Lindsay Buckingham left the group earlier this year.
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7 hours ago

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from it...

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu
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7 hours ago

The shooter remains at large and a police hel...

The shooter remains at large and a police helicopter is searching the area around the crime scene.

    Police: Teen fatally shoots 18-year-old girlfriend before killing himself in San Antonio
    Updated 11:46 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A 19-year-old man shot and killed his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend at a Southeast Side apartment complex Wednesday morning before killing himself in the woods behind the buildings, police said. Police have not identified the victim or shooter but said they ended a romantic relationship about a week ago.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over contro...

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations

    Houston ISD nixes partnership plans, risking school closures or state takeover
    Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations, the district's administration announced Wednesday, a decision that puts HISD at risk of forced campus closures or a state takeover of its locally elected school board.
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8 hours ago

The affected person is off campus, in stable ...

The affected person is off campus, in stable condition and will not return to the school "until no longer infectious."

    Case of tuberculosis confirmed at Texas high school
    Updated 12:39 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 San Antonio Metropolitan Health District officials confirmed on Wednesday a case of tuberculosis at Brandeis High School in San Antonio. According to Metro Health, one individual contracted the infection, which typically affects the lungs.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four g...

PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four gunmen who they said robbed a family at gunpoint inside of their east Harris County home in February. https://bit.ly/2I4f9w5

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four gunmen who they said robbed a family at gunpoint inside of their east Harris County home in February. https://bit.ly/2I4f9w5
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8 hours ago

#BREAKING: Bush has been moved into a regular...

#BREAKING: Bush has been moved into a regular patient room, where he's expected to continue his recover for several more days.

    Former President George H.W. Bush moved out of intensive care at Houston hospital
    Former President H.W. Bush has been transferred out of intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital, according to a statement. Family spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Wednesday that Bush, 93, has been transferred into a regular patient room, where he's expected to continue his recover for several more days.
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9 hours ago

Get instant Houston breaking news alerts sent...

Get instant Houston breaking news alerts sent directly to your phone by texting CHRON to 77453.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Get instant Houston breaking news alerts sent directly to your phone by texting CHRON to 77453.
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9 hours ago

WHOOP!

WHOOP!

    The traditions, secrets and myths of Texas A&M University
    It's the stories behind everything on campus that makes the culture so intriguing to those on the outside. If a couple walks under that tree over there, they'll be together forever. If a student puts a penny on this statue over here, it's good luck.
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9 hours ago

Authorities have released the name of the 25-...

Authorities have released the name of the 25-year-old woman:

    Victim identified after woman's body found at Clear Lake Park
    Officials have identified a woman whose body was found at Clear Lake Park on Tuesday as 25-year-old Ashley George. The Harris County Sheriff's Office lists the case as a murder in a press release posted Wednesday morning. At about 4:15 a.m.
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10 hours ago

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unan...

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unanimously and without discussion, approved a developer’s plan to build hundreds of homes in a west Houston flood plain:

    City Council unanimously backs plan to build homes in floodplain
    Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unanimously and without discussion, approved a developer's plan to build hundreds of homes in a west Houston flood plain Wednesday. The vote will let the developers create a municipal utility district to issue bonds to pay for roads, water, sewer and drainage infrastructure on the former Pine Crest Golf Course, where homebuilder Meritage Homes and land developer MetroNational plan to build some 800 homes.
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10 hours ago

An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure...

An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure would make Bubba Gump proud! @Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU dish out details on the 50th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Do you know how this shrimping business tradition started? (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure would make Bubba Gump proud! @Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU dish out details on the 50th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Do you know how...
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10 hours ago

#BREAKING: City council must still approve th...

#BREAKING: City council must still approve the largest greenspace gift in Houston's history:

    Memorial Park restoration gets a $70 million boost
    Super-philanthropists Nancy and Rich Kinder, who have already donated $106 million to various greenspace projects across Houston in the last decade, have offered the Memorial Park Conservancy a $70 million grant, the largest single parks gift in the city's history.
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10 hours ago

"It's not too hot, not too cold, all you need...

"It's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket."

    It's April 25, which means it's the 'perfect date'
    'All you need is a light jacket' on April 25, aka perfect weather day Published 8:07 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 It was a moment most people who watched the 2000 film, "Miss Congeniality" wouldn't soon forget, and a date that would go down in Hollywood history forever.
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11 hours ago

Five people, including four members of the le...

Five people, including four members of the leadership team, have now left the sheriff's office.

    Two more of sheriff's top brass resign
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Ken Culbreath and Capt. Kevin Ray both resigned Wednesday morning, marking the third and fourth members of Sheriff Rand Henderson's leadership team to depart within the past two months. Henderson confirmed the unrelated resignations to The Courier noting he has submitted information to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office regarding both men but would not elaborate.
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11 hours ago

You don't have to leave the Lone Star State t...

You don't have to leave the Lone Star State to get a little taste of Hollywood.

    Dreaming of Hollywood? Visit these former movie sets in Texas
    If you want to experience the terror of the "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," you may want to travel to Kingsland, Texas, where Leatherface's house now sits. Although it's no longer occupied by a family of cannibals that prey upon weary road travelers, "The Chainsaw House" is now known as Grand Central Cafe, where movie fans can visit and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public...

Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public space at the heart of Houston’s Theater District, may finally become a true people magnet courtesy of the second face-lift in its 51-year history.

    Jones Plaza to be redesigned as a 'game changer' for downtown Houston
    Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public space at the heart of Houston's Theater District, may finally become a true people magnet courtesy of the second face-lift in its 51-year history.
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12 hours ago

"I love him, but he's got to wake up from whe...

"I love him, but he's got to wake up from wherever he's at right now."

    Reports: Houston father turns in his 18-year-old son after he 'brags about' breaking into 250 cars
    A Houston father decided to turn in his 18-year-old son after he confessed to breaking into hundreds of cars in the Austin area, where the son lives. In mid-April, Theodis Daniel spoke with his son, Cristian Daniel, over FaceTime and during the call, the 18-year-old told his father of his alleged crimes.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar, who spar...

Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar, who sparked controversy after criticizing the late Barbara Bush on Twitter, will likely keep her job.

    Fresno state professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' will keep her job
    A statement released Tuesday by Fresno State President Joseph Castro stated that while Jarrar's comments were "insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university," she didn't violate CSU or university policies and "was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account."
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

They are in critical condition, as is the Hom...

They are in critical condition, as is the Home Depot employee who also was shot.

    Gunman wounds 2 Dallas police officers, store employee
    DALLAS (AP) - A man who shot and critically wounded two Dallas police officers and hurt an employee at a home improvement store led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase before he was captured in a late-night arrest.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The salary is different by department around ...

The salary is different by department around the Houston area:

    How much new police officers make in the Houston area
    How much money would it take for you to join the force? Records obtained by Chron.com show that almost every law enforcement agency in Harris County is hiring. Some agencies even offer to pay for civilians to learn how to become a police officer, making the deal sound even sweeter.
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13 hours ago

The salary is different by police department ...

The salary is different by police department around the Houston area:

    How much new police officers make in the Houston area
    How much money would it take for you to join the force? Records obtained by Chron.com show that almost every law enforcement agency in Harris County is hiring. Some agencies even offer to pay for civilians to learn how to become a police officer, making the deal sound even sweeter.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Michael Gene Jones, 18, is also accused in th...

Michael Gene Jones, 18, is also accused in the aggravated robbery of a deputy at a Porter gas station.

    Monday chase suspect also charged in 2016 attack on MoCo deputy
    A chase stretching two counties ended in northeast Houston on Monday night. The chase started at a Walmart store in Conroe, where police were called out to a reported theft. When they arrived, the suspect identified as Michael Gene Jones, 18, of Houston, allegedly hopped in a vehicle and sped away, Conroe police said.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Surveillance camera footage showed the thieve...

Surveillance camera footage showed the thieves placing the ATM in a large box truck and driving off.

    Forklift used to pry ATM from foundation
    Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a Memorial-area bank early Wednesday. Police responded to an alarm around 3:30 a.m. at the Houston Highway Credit Union in the 8100 block of Washington, north of the Katy Freeway, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department.
    https://www.chron.com

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