39 min ago

The legislation will make Canada only the sec...

The legislation will make Canada only the second country in the world to make pot legal across the country.

    Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
    TORONTO (AP) - Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
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1 hour ago

The grand opening is set for July 4.

The grand opening is set for July 4.

    Henderson & Kane General Store opens in Old Sixth Ward
    For years John and Veronica Avila have shared a soft spot for Houston's old Sixth Ward. They admired the feel of the neighborhood with its Victorian homes, brick streets, and charming character tucked just off the Washington Corridor. Today, they have channeled that passion into a business in the heart of the Sixth Ward.
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1 hour ago

Once he was confronted by the employee, Lawre...

Once he was confronted by the employee, Lawrence was definitely...😎 shook

    Dunkin' Donuts employee attacked, detains suspect until deputies arrive
    A Klein-area Dunkin' Donuts employee detained a burglary suspect while being attacked with a crowbar until deputies arrived to make an arrest on Tuesday, authorities said. The employee arrived to work at 6127 FM 2920 in the early morning hours and found damage to the front door.
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2 hours ago

The famous Texas hotel renovated more than 35...

The famous Texas hotel renovated more than 35 rooms along with the exterior, which included replastering the historic and standard rooms, installing new HVAC systems, new roofing, and repainting the lodge's exterior.

    Famous Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park renovated and open for reservations
    Published 1:03 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The notoriously hard-to-get-into Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park is officially accepting reservations after finally completing months of expensive renovations.
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2 hours ago

This year, Texas' four biggest cities made th...

This year, Texas' four biggest cities made the grade

    Texas metros win big on 'America's best cities' ranking
    Texans are in luck. Residents living in any of the state's major cities are residing in some of the best big cities in America. This year, Texas' four biggest cities landed on the annual list of "America's best large cities," a ranking by municipal research site Best Cities.
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3 hours ago

Jarred Vanderbilt likely will be the 47th for...

Jarred Vanderbilt likely will be the 47th former Houston area high school star taken in the NBA Draft. Here's the complete list.

    All-time Houston area players taken in the NBA Draft
    Jarred Vanderbilt should add to the Houston high school basketball legacy of a local player being selected in the NBA Draft.
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3 hours ago

The post he shared read, "There are currently...

The post he shared read, "There are currently 765,000 children separated from their active-duty military parents."

    Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller compares separating migrant children to serving in military
    Texas' Agriculture Commissioner believes forcibly splitting apart migrant families can be compared to how families are separated when parents are serving in the military. On Wednesday, Republican incumbent and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller shared a post that read, "There are currently 765,000 children separated from their active-duty military parents."
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4 hours ago

They will be required to employ off-duty poli...

They will be required to employ off-duty police officers and keep a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.

    Bombshells sports bar allowed to sell alcohol in settlement requiring close monitoring
    Harris County prosecutors announced a settlement Wednesday that allows Bombshells a popular Gulf Freeway sports bar, to begin serving alcohol if it employs off-duty police officers and keeps a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.
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4 hours ago

The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries ma...

The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days.

    CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home
    CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other items, like allergy medicines, vitamins or household products. The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days.
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5 hours ago

I don't know...that seems like a lot to spend...

I don't know...that seems like a lot to spend on sneakers

    Rockets' P.J. Tucker estimates he spent $200,000 on sneakers last season
    The Rockets' P.J. Tucker is probably the biggest sneakerhead in the NBA, which is a league full of sneakerheads. In an interview with Complex that was published Tuesday, Tucker estimated that he spent "probably close to ($200,000)" on shoes in the past year.
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5 hours ago

5,664-square-feet French stucco residence fea...

5,664-square-feet French stucco residence features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a swimming pool with outdoor seating and cooking areas.

    Stunning French stucco mansion for sale in Houston for millions
    A decadent 5,664-square-feet French stucco residence in Houston's Stablewood community has hit the market. The home at 8731 Crescent Gate Lane is on the market for $2.45 million. It features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a swimming pool with outdoor seating and cooking areas.
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5 hours ago

The Astros look poised to add to their collec...

The Astros look poised to add to their collection of hardware from the 2017 season.

    Astros nominated for several ESPY Awards
    Published 2:48 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 One game and two players will join the entire Astros' 2017 team in contention for numerous ESPY Awards next month. The 2017 World Series champion Astros are among seven teams nominated for Best Team, ESPN revealed Wednesday morning, along with recognition for Jose Altuve and George Springer.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

In just five days, 250,000 contributors have ...

In just five days, 250,000 contributors have donated

    Facebook campaign to reunite immigrant kids in Texas with parents raises over $10 million
    A campaign to reunite immigrant children with their parents in Texas after being separated by President Donald Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has become the largest ever single fundraising effort using the Facebook platform, surpassing the $10 million mark in just five days.
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6 hours ago

The PBS 'Nova' special ponders if the season ...

The PBS 'Nova' special ponders if the season of Harvey, Irma and Maria is the new normal

    'Rise of the Superstorms' looks back at Hurricane Harvey and the devastating 2017 summer
    If it's June, that means it's hurricane season and time to prepare for the next storm. PBS is assisting in this effort with an upcoming installment of its science series, "Nova." The episode, "Rise of the Superstorms," airing on KUHT/8 at 8 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The sweet baby weighs a whopping 345 pounds:

The sweet baby weighs a whopping 345 pounds:

    Houston Zoo's newest baby elephant is pretty adorable
    The Houston Zoo's newest little baby isn't so little -- she's about 345 pounds, actually. Tilly, a newborn Asian elephant, took her first steps to greet the public on Tuesday. The 2-day-old elephant was followed closely by her 35-year-old mother, Tess.
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7 hours ago

Maybe our laughs sound better on record?

Maybe our laughs sound better on record?

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will record his next Netflix special in Houston
    Comedians have a long history of recording their best comedy sets in the Bayou City and Gabriel Iglesias is poised to be the next one. Later this year, the actor and comic will tape his next Netflix special in Houston at the Toyota Center.
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7 hours ago

HOLD UP-- for just $100 anyone can just have ...

HOLD UP-- for just $100 anyone can just have their own dino egg?!?!?

    'Jurassic World' is a boon for one Texas business selling massive dinosaur ornaments
    Dinosaurs have become a big part of Frazier's Ornamental & Architectural Concret e in more ways than one. Since the 1950s, Frazier's has sold architectural concrete and decorative ornaments. The business moved to the corner of U.S. 290 and Texas 6 in Hempstead in 2000 and made its dinosaur ornaments a prominent fixture.
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7 hours ago

"I Fear No Man And I Feel No Pain!" - Big Van...

"I Fear No Man And I Feel No Pain!" - Big Van Vader

    Former professional wrestling star Vader dead at 63
    Former professional wrestling star Vader died at age 63 Monday night. Vader's son posted on Twitter about his father's death Wednesday morning: "Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress.
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7 hours ago

Where do you stand on The Wave?

Where do you stand on The Wave?

    Houston Astros superfans debate merits of The Wave at Minute Maid Park
    Imagine the perfect night out at Minute Maid Park. The boys in orange and blue are whooping up on a team, maybe the one from Arlington, and slugger Carlos Correa is up to bat with the bases loaded. All is right in the world off of Texas Avenue.
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8 hours ago

Recently, she was the forensic artist respons...

Recently, she was the forensic artist responsible for rendering the likeness of "Little Jacob"

    Sketch artist's work has helped solve 1,200-plus cases
    Lois Gibson was a Kansas girl trying to suss out her dreams in Los Angeles as a model and dancer in 1970 when she was attacked and left for dead. That's what led to the unconventional way she decided to become a forensic artist.
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8 hours ago

BBQ & Beer & Bluebell & [Whata]Burger &

BBQ & Beer & Bluebell & [Whata]Burger &

    20 Things people from Texas love to love
    Updated 5:00 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 It's no surprise that Texans love their state. And as everyone knows, there's a whole lot to love about The Lone Star State. With the start of rodeo season and warmer weather, there are plenty of things for natives to appreciate.
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9 hours ago

Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate #...

Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay Thursday, June 21, we're collecting your most-Houston selfies. That can be anything from you rolling down the hill at the Miller or watching a Astros game at Minute Maid Park. Send 'em here.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay Thursday, June 21, we're collecting your most-Houston selfies. That can be anything from you rolling down the hill at the Miller or...
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9 hours ago

Fort Bend ISD trustees and district staff hea...

Fort Bend ISD trustees and district staff headed to a school board meeting and were confronted by dozens of upset parents protesting. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2M62J7G

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Fort Bend ISD trustees and district staff headed to a school board meeting and were confronted by dozens of upset parents protesting. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2M62J7G
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10 hours ago

Would you rather live in a one-bedroom downto...

Would you rather live in a one-bedroom downtown or have four bedrooms in the suburbs?

    This is what $2,000 rents in central Houston versus the suburbs
    After the oil crash in 2015, average rent slowly started to go down across the Houston metropolitan area, but now the city's rent is starting to rise again - slowly.
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10 hours ago

It reads: "Liberals, please continue on I-40 ...

It reads: "Liberals, please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS."

    Billboard tells liberals to keep driving until they've left Texas
    A Texas billboard near Vega on I-40 has a message for those politically inclined to the left. "Liberals, please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE OF TEXAS," it reads. Kyle Mcallie of Fritch posted a picture of the sign on Facebook where it quickly went viral and was shared nearly 15,000 times by Wednesday.
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11 hours ago

The CEOs of both airlines said that the admin...

The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration's recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values.

    2 airlines ask US not to put migrant children on flights
    DALLAS (AP) - American Airlines and United Airlines say they have asked the Trump administration not to put migrant children who have been separated from their parents on their flights. The CEOs of both airlines said that the administration's recent immigration policy of separating migrant families conflicts with their values.
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11 hours ago

"I'll be doing something that's somewhat pree...

"I'll be doing something that's somewhat preemptive and ultimately will be matched by legislation, I'm sure."

    Trump reverses course, says he will put an end to family separations on border
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump abruptly reversed course Wednesday, saying he would sign an executive order ending family separations at the U.S.-Mexico border after a public uproar over his administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy.
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11 hours ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office SWAT t...

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office SWAT team responded to a possible hostage situation at a residence in The Woodlands and one male was arrested on the charge of assault family violence. https://chrn.cl/2yrOKH4

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office SWAT team responded to a possible hostage situation at a residence in The Woodlands and one male was arrested on the charge of assault family violence....
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11 hours ago

No lines!

No lines!

    Amazon will now deliver beer and wine almost immediately in Houston
    Amazon will now deliver beer and wine to your door in Houston within two-hours. Amazon's Prime Now service includes delivery of Michelob Ultra, Corona Extra and Josh Cellars and local flavors like Karbach and St. Arnolds To order, residents can enter their ZIP code, and add items to their cart from local stores and restaurants using Prime Now.
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12 hours ago

The Houston Astros' 2018 season is nearly hal...

The Houston Astros' 2018 season is nearly half over, but there's still time to snag some of the freebies handed out at home games.

    The Astros are giving away World Series replica rings and more at Minute Maid Park
    The Houston Astros' 2018 season is nearly half over, but there's still time to snag some of the freebies handed out at home games. On Wednesday night, the Astros will give fans another chance to get their hands on a replica World Series ring.
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12 hours ago

Prosecutors are expected to finish presenting...

Prosecutors are expected to finish presenting their murder case today:

    Prosecution expected to rest in Denny's murder trial
    Prosecutors are expected to finish presenting their murder case Wednesday in the choking death of a Houston father who was placed in a chokehold outside a Crosby-area restaurant. Terry Thompson, the 42 year-old husband of a former Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, is on trial for the May 2017 strangulation death of John Hernandez, 24.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The new pup is named Rocket, after Rocket Rac...

The new pup is named Rocket, after Rocket Raccoon in the Marvel movie and comic books.

    Astros' Carlos Correa, Daniella Rodriguez add puppy to family
    The Astros' Carlos Correa and his fiancee Daniella Rodriguez added a puppy to their family and Rodriguez posted a photo to Instagram of the couple with their adorable dogs Tuesday.
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13 hours ago

Trump says he'll be signing something "in a l...

Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little while" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border.

    The Latest: Trump to sign 'something' on migrant children
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and immigration (all times local): 12 p.m. President Donald Trump says he'll be signing something "in a little while" to address the spike in the number of migrant children being separated from their families at the border.
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13 hours ago

Cuteness abounds! The Houston Zoo’s baby elep...

Cuteness abounds! The Houston Zoo’s baby elephant, Tilly, took her first steps outside, with mom, Tess. Read more here: https://chrn.cl/2yrJ2VN

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Cuteness abounds! The Houston Zoo's baby elephant, Tilly, took her first steps outside, with mom, Tess. Read more here: https://chrn.cl/2yrJ2VN
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13 hours ago

Who would you pick?

Who would you pick?

    Tom Brady, LeBron James Lead 2018 ESPYS Nominations
    Tom Brady and the New England Patriots may have come up short in Super Bowl LII but the 40-year-old quarterback's historic season still earned him three nominations for the 2018 ESPYS, including for Best Male Athlete, Best NFL Player and Best Record-Breaking Performance.
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14 hours ago

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The aniMeals on Wheels program provides homebound seniors with limited resources the food they need to care for their four-legged family members. Click to learn how you can help today.

    Hands of Houston - Martha Turner Sotheby's
    Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty believes in shaping a stronger community, so each of us is committed to giving back through Houston's charitable organizations.
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14 hours ago

He is due to make $23.8 million this season, ...

He is due to make $23.8 million this season, the final year of his contract.

    Source: Hornets agree to trade former Rocket Dwight Howard to Nets
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says the Charlotte Hornets have agreed to trade eight-time All-Star center Dwight Howard to the Brooklyn Nets for center Timofey Mozgov and two future second-round draft picks.
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14 hours ago

Is this going to change who you root for?

Is this going to change who you root for?

    New pro football league to announce San Antonio as franchise for 2019 inaugural season
    Updated 10:46 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Ignoring the city's long history of failed pro football franchises, the fledgling Alliance of American Football will announce Thursday that San Antonio will be its eighth and final member.
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15 hours ago

Police are searching for four masked men who ...

Police are searching for four masked men who are on the run after firing shots at a hotel security guard while stealing an ATM in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2tpcSEy

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police are searching for four masked men who are on the run after firing shots at a hotel security guard while stealing an ATM in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2tpcSEy
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15 hours ago

This week's Houston restaurant violations are...

This week's Houston restaurant violations are here. "Observed one live roach crawl behind refrigerator..."

    Houston restaurant inspection citations for the week of June 12-19
    Inspectors condemn variety of foods from several kitchens Updated 10:29 pm, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Several Houston restaurants were told their food wasn't safe for humans. At a Chinese fast food restaurant, six pounds of raw shrimp was condemned because it had been held at improper temperature overnight.
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15 hours ago

#BREAKING: The toddler found dead on Galvesto...

#BREAKING: The toddler found dead on Galveston beach, known as "Little Jacob," has been identified as a Houston boy. His mother and her girlfriend have been arrested. DETAILS: https://trib.al/hddTOsk

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    BREAKING: The toddler found dead on Galveston beach, known as "Little Jacob," has been identified as a Houston boy. His mother and her girlfriend have been arrested. DETAILS: https://trib.al/hddTOsk
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16 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: A Houston smoke shop is trying ...

PLEASE SHARE: A Houston smoke shop is trying to identify a man captured on security camera footage crawling on the floor to steal a cash drawer. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2K926wy

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    PLEASE SHARE: A Houston smoke shop is trying to identify a man captured on security camera footage crawling on the floor to steal a cash drawer. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2K926wy
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16 hours ago

Canadians will have to wait a couple of month...

Canadians will have to wait a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

    Canada is now the second nation in the world to legalize marijuana
    TORONTO (AP) - Canada's Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government's bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.
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16 hours ago

So far, 11,423 migrant children are currently...

So far, 11,423 migrant children are currently in custody:

    What life inside migrant internment camps looks like
    Roughly two weeks after Senator Jeff Merkley attempted to tour an immigration interment center for children in Brownsville, Americans are starting to get a better idea of what life looks like for separated family members. Thanks to public outrage, the Trump administration has released handout photos that give an approximate idea of conditions inside the facilities.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Preservationists fear the estate, developed j...

Preservationists fear the estate, developed just before the Great Depression, could become the latest historic Houston property to vanish.

    Fears mount as rumors spread that Kirby Mansion close to sold
    The future of the Kirby Mansion, a 1920s English-style manor on the cusp of downtown, is in peril as a buyer seeks to purchase the historic property, according to people familiar with the sale.
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17 hours ago

While many Republicans have remained relative...

While many Republicans have remained relatively quiet, others have voiced their displeasure:

    How Republicans have reacted to Trump's policy of separating migrant families
    On Monday, the United Nations Human Rights office doubled down on condemning the Trump administration's policy of separating migrant families, calling the practice abusive, cruel and unconscionable. As the ongoing humanitarian crisis demands attention, the reactions by America's ruling party has splintered in the face of growing outrage.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

MORE RAIN TODAY: A flash-flood watch is in ef...

MORE RAIN TODAY: A flash-flood watch is in effect for parts of the Houston area. DETAILS: https://trib.al/3Qr3lv5

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas. 470,476 likes · 56,750 talking about this. Houston's hub for news and conversation. Like us to...
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18 hours ago

A press conference schedule for today is expe...

A press conference schedule for today is expected to reveal the latest developments in this sad case:

    Galveston police to reveal major developments in 'Little Jacob' case
    Galveston police are expected to unveil a major development in the case of an unidentified boy whose body washed up along a beach in 2017. The boy - a 3- to 5-year-old known simply as "Little Jacob" - was found Oct. 20, 2017.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

More closures are expected later this summer:...

More closures are expected later this summer:

    Repair closures planned for Washburn Tunnel
    The Washburn Tunnel, a route used by up to 20,000 vehicles daily, will close for maintenance and repairs from 8 p.m. Thursday, June 21 to 4 a.m. Friday, June 22 for the first phase of work that will lead to two more closures this summer.
    https://www.chron.com

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