49 min ago

The Google app has become an overnight viral ...

The Google app has become an overnight viral sensation.

    Here's why Texans can't use Google's viral art selfie feature
    If Google's incredibly popular art selfies app were a high school house party, Texas would be one of those few uninvited kids standing in the street jealously gazing in.
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56 min ago

Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeas...

Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeast Houston and slightly warmer on the southwest side, according to the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas. LATEST ON CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS: http://bit.ly/2DeQyRO

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeast Houston and slightly warmer on the southwest side, according to the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas. LATEST ON CURRENT ROAD...
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1 hour 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 ... you pick the topic!

    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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1 hour ago

Candles for cheap!

Candles for cheap!

    Yankee Candle shop in Rice Village burning out rather than fading away
    A popular candle store is leaving Houston's Rice Village after another busy holiday season. A Yankee Candle rep told Chron.com Tuesday that it is closing its shop in Rice Village at the end of the month. RELATED: Video: Texas mom claims she was burnt blowing out a candle This is the only Houston-area location said to be closing.
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1 hour ago

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

"When states require gun dealers to take responsible steps to prevent their stores from being burglarized -- by properly securing not only their stores, but the firearms themselves -- they eliminate the risk of thieves taking off with weapons." The latest in our ongoing gun-theft investigation:

    Feds: Gun store burglaries continue to rise
    Burglaries of gun stores last year rose for the fifth year in a row, as federal firearm officials continue to warn store owners of the need to increase security at their businesses.
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1 hour ago

How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us ...

How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us some more of your best photos and videos! http://bit.ly/2DriAwY

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us some more of your best photos and videos! http://bit.ly/2DriAwY
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1 hour ago

Texas has set a new record for winter power d...

Texas has set a new record for winter power demand in the wake of a record-breaking cold snap that gripped the state last night.

    Texas shatters record for winter power demand
    Texas has set a new record for winter power demand in the wake of a record-breaking cold snap that gripped the state on Tuesday night, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees 90 percent of the state's grid.
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2 hours ago

Both Houston airports are still seeing cancel...

Both Houston airports are still seeing cancellations and delays. "It's giving yourself time, being careful on the roads. The first step in your trip is getting to the airport safely."

    Houston airports continue to see cancellations, delays from icy conditions
    Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports continue to see cancellations and delays Wednesday morning, prompting officials to tell travelers to check their flight status before getting on icy roads and heading to the airport. "It's giving yourself time, being careful on the roads," said Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley.
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2 hours ago

U.S. immigration officials have begun prepari...

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people:

    Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws
    U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.
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2 hours ago

Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and...

Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and residents aren't holding back on creating hilarious memes to describe the city's reaction. Check out more clever memes and reactions here: http://bit.ly/2De3uas Meme courtesy of Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and residents aren't holding back on creating hilarious memes to describe the city's reaction. Check out more clever memes and reactions here:...
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3 hours ago

As if we needed another reason to love Buc-ee...

As if we needed another reason to love Buc-ee's.

    Study confirms what every Texan already knows: Buc-ee's is no. 1 when it comes to gas stations
    A study confirmed what Texans already know: Buc-ee's is the no. 1 gas station in America. On Tuesday, GasBuddy listed the Texas favorite as the top gas station brand in America, ranked by customers. RECORD SETTING: Buc-ee's in Katy recognized for its car wash by Guinness World Records "With 33 U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A pickup truck appears to have crashed over a...

A pickup truck appears to have crashed over an HOV median on the Gulf Freeway this morning.

    Roads, bridges still icy southeast of Houston
    A pickup truck appears to have crashed over an HOV median on the Gulf Freeway at Monroe on Wednesday morning.
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3 hours ago

"When you have the ice and you have an intoxi...

"When you have the ice and you have an intoxicated suspect, it's extremely dangerous."

    Suspected drunken driver crashes into police SUVs blocking icy highway
    A suspected drunken driver crashed into Houston police SUVs that were parked on the North Loop early Wednesday directing traffic off the highway onto the service road. The four officers inside the two SUVs were not injured, according to police, but DWI charges are pending for the driver.
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3 hours ago

One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing...

One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing control of his vehicle on the ice, then being struck by a second vehicle.

    Houston police report first possible ice-related fatality on the roads
    Updated 8:11 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing control of his vehicle on the ice, then being struck by a second vehicle, Houston police said. It's the first fatality on icy roads that police believe may be a direct result of the hazardous conditions.The crashes happened just before 8 p.m.
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4 hours ago

The #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag dominated Twitter y...

The #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag dominated Twitter yesterday, as the winter storm blasted through southeast Texas.

    San Antonio 'wins the Internet' with hilarious #AyDiosFrio18 tweets
    Tuesday's winter storm sent some people to jam-packed H-E-Bs, others scurrying around their kitchen to find a spatula to scrape ice off their cars and it motivated another bunch to head to Twitter, where the #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag was taking over timelines across the city.
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4 hours ago

TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to ...

TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to travel, to stay off the roads until conditions improve. MORE DRIVING TIPS: http://bit.ly/2EOVgpX

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to travel, to stay off the roads until conditions improve. MORE DRIVING TIPS: http://bit.ly/2EOVgpX
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4 hours ago

The fire broke out early this morning:

The fire broke out early this morning:

    Mother, 2 children dead in Houston-area mobile home fire
    Updated 8:15 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed. The fire engulfed a mobile home on Cherry Laurel Street near Huffman about 4 a.m.
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4 hours ago

The three children were ages 10, 12 and 15, a...

The three children were ages 10, 12 and 15, and their mother was in her 30s.

    Mother, 2 children dead in Houston-area mobile home fire
    Updated 8:15 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed. The fire engulfed a mobile home on Cherry Laurel Street near Huffman about 4 a.m.
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4 hours ago

There are closures along U.S. 59 northbound a...

There are closures along U.S. 59 northbound at Spur 527 and State Highway 288, I-10 East from San Jacinto to I-45, among several others:

    Storm over, but roads "treacherous"
    Roads remained perilous and in some places vehicles even remained stranded for hours early Wednesday morning as conditions overnight didn't improve despite the winter storm passing.
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5 hours ago

Police began searching for the 21-year-old at...

Police began searching for the 21-year-old athlete when he didn't show up for practice. They found him dead in his apartment.

    Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dead in apparent suicide
    Pullman police: Note, rifle found at scene Updated 11:23 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment Tuesday afternoon, in what police said appeared to be a suicide. Police visited Hilinski's apartment about 4:30 p.m.
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5 hours ago

Have an appointment in the med center today? ...

Have an appointment in the med center today? You'll want to call ahead heading over:

    Some Houston hospitals delay certain procedures until after noon
    Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and around greater Houston remained operational Tuesday, but many sent home some non-essential employees and scaled back on elective procedures and clinic appointments.
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5 hours ago

Metro is expected to get back on the road som...

Metro is expected to get back on the road sometime later today. Its services were discontinued Tuesday afternoon due to icy conditions. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2DcuA1D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Metro is expected to get back on the road sometime later today. Its services were discontinued Tuesday afternoon due to icy conditions. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2DcuA1D
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5 hours ago

Interstate 45 was plagued Tuesday as a severe...

Interstate 45 was plagued Tuesday as a severe ice storm blew through Southeast Texas:

    Gulf Freeway shut down for fatal crash in Houston
    Houston police are investigating a fatal crash on the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road. The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night in the northbound lanes. Police have been on the scene since then investigating the crash and confirmed on Twitter that it's fatal.
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6 hours ago

Another spot for a power lunch near the Galle...

Another spot for a power lunch near the Galleria:

    Café Annie launches The Prime Room
    If you ascribe to the "good things come in small packages" axiom, then you might get a big kick out of The Prime Room. The intimate, 36-seat dining cove nestled in an under-utilized space on the ground floor of Café Annie, is open for business with a tribute menu based on chef Robert Del Grande's favorite special occasion dishes.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Low temperatures in Houston will lead to a sp...

Low temperatures in Houston will lead to a spike in electricity usage, officials say.

    Texas winter storm gives way to possible 'high load' of energy usage
    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is bracing for a possible "high load" of electricity usage Wednesday morning as Houstonians and other Texans wake up to bitter temperatures.
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7 hours ago

Lawmakers held a hearing on the possibility o...

Lawmakers held a hearing on the possibility of a new "Water Resources Development Act," prompted by Harvey.

    Congress eyes legislation that could boost Houston flood control efforts
    Congress is eyeing a big piece of legislation that could be the basis of new flood control projects in and around Houston. Lawmakers held a hearing last week on the possibility of a new "Water Resources Development Act," or WRDA, for short.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The Trump administration hopes to bypass the...

The Trump administration hopes to bypass the 9th circuit altogether in its bid to phase out DACA in March. What do you think?

    Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to intervene on DACA
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling and allow the Trump administration to dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants raised in the United States.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-t...

An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-to-table restaurant Haven a decade ago will get new use as law office and mediation center. And there will be plenty of room for wine.

    Former Haven restaurant serves law firm with Upper Kirby office space
    An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-to-table restaurant Haven a decade ago will get new use as a law office and a mediation center. A local investor has purchased the 5,350-square-foot building at 2502 Algerian Way, said Chris Dray of NewQuest Properties. The location, near U.S.
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8 hours ago

Bitcoin may be on the decline, but you can st...

Bitcoin may be on the decline, but you can still use yours to pay for private flights:

    Houston-based private jet company is accepting Bitcoin, Ethereum
    Houston-based TapJets, which allows customers to instantly book a private jet with their smartphone, is accepting payment in Bitcoin and Ethereum. The company began accepting Bitcoin in July 2017, and the number of flights booked using that cryptocurrency tripled month over month. The company announced Tuesday that it's now accepting Ethereum, another type of cryptocurrency.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The shoes will not be available for purchase ...

The shoes will not be available for purchase until Wednesday, but people have been lining up since Monday afternoon:

    People are lining up days early in San Francisco to get $225 Levi's Air Jordan sneakers
    Deck chairs and wads of blankets along Market Street usually signal a parade, but Monday evening's crowd was waiting for something different. They came for sneakers. Or, more accurately, they came for limited-edition Air Jordan IVs, designed in collaboration with San Francisco's own Levi's jeans brand and sewn with blue denim.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

WATCH: A pickup truck was on fire at Loop 610...

WATCH: A pickup truck was on fire at Loop 610 in Bellaire yesterday. For more on the story: http://bit.ly/2FMpv24

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: A pickup truck was on fire at Loop 610 in Bellaire yesterday. For more on the story: http://bit.ly/2FMpv24
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11 hours ago

A Pasadena man is now being held without bond...

A Pasadena man is now being held without bond on felony charges.

    Cops make meth and pot brownie arrest in La Porte drug-free zone
    A Pasadena man faces felony charges after he was allegedly caught with methamphetamine and pot brownies in a La Porte drug-free zone. The city has established 1,000-foot drug-free zones across the city around schools, day cares and parks, allowing for enhanced charges against suspects caught with narcotics. The Jan.
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11 hours ago

Houston police are investigating the drive-by...

Houston police are investigating the drive-by shooting of three teenagers on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Southeast Houston. http://bit.ly/2DD7B11 (METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston police are investigating the drive-by shooting of three teenagers on Martin Luther King Boulevard in Southeast Houston. http://bit.ly/2DD7B11 (METRO Video)
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12 hours ago

Patients and their families will have a place...

Patients and their families will have a place to call home near the medical center.

    Low-cost temporary apartments for cancer patients to break ground
    Halo House, a unique community of 33 low-cost, temporary apartments for patients with blood cancers and their families, will break ground near the Texas Medical Center later this month, officials said on Monday. The 42,520-square-foot complex of one- and two-bedroom furnished apartments is expected to open for patients in early 2019.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

A grand jury will review a fatal stabbing Sun...

A grand jury will review a fatal stabbing Sunday night at a Westchase apartment complex.

    Grand jury will consider Westchase fatal stabbing
    A grand jury will review a fatal stabbing Sunday night at a Westchase apartment complex. Houston police say a man's girlfriend stabbed him multiple times after he forced his way inside an apartment she refused to let him enter.
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13 hours ago

It comes just days after a similar mistake in...

It comes just days after a similar mistake in Hawaii.

    Japan's public broadcaster accidentally raised the alarm about a North Korea missile test
    Wong Maye-E/AP Japan's public broadcaster raised a false alarm about a North Korean missile test. It comes just days after a similar mistake in Hawaii. Japan has been preparing for an attack from North Korea. Japan's public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korea missile test.
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13 hours ago

Several Houston families were displaced:

Several Houston families were displaced:

    Fire displaces Denver Harbor families
    A fire damaged several homes at a building in the Denver Harbor neighborhood Monday night, displacing several families. No injuries were reported in the multi-unit building at Harbor and Amarillo when the fire broke out about 9:45 p.m. About 20 people who lived in the building were outside when firefighters arrived, said Kelly Baudat, a district chief with the Houston Fire Department.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Houstonians weren't ready for a snowstorm.

Houstonians weren't ready for a snowstorm.

    Map shows how Houston drivers are struggling to navigate icy roads
    If you need another reason to stay home tonight and drink hot chocolate, just take a peek at a live traffic map of Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Houston Police Department used the recently a...

Houston Police Department used the recently approved PIT maneuver to end a highway chase in northeast Houston. A spokesman said the driver was "dancing" and driving erratically. For more on the story: http://bit.ly/2DCv8z5

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Police Department used the recently approved PIT maneuver to end a highway chase in northeast Houston. A spokesman said the driver was "dancing" and driving erratically. For more on the...
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14 hours ago

And rock history was made!

And rock history was made!

    Today in 1971, ZZ Top releases its first album
    On this date in 1971, Houston blues-rock trio ZZ Top released their debut album simply titled "ZZ Top's First Album" on U.K. label, London Records.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

This Woodlands cosplay artist has 100 costume...

This Woodlands cosplay artist has 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.

    ART FEEL: Meet Woodlands copslay artist Miss Jenny Kelley
    An art maven's weekly fix of the local arts scene: what to see, what to hear, what to do, who to meet and musings about how art makes people feel-their ArtFeel. Meet Miss Jenny Kelley, a Woodlands cosplay artist with 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Houston's version of a winter wonderland caus...

Houston's version of a winter wonderland causes the streets to be frighteningly empty.

    Photos: Houston streets are eerily abandoned after freeze causes millions to stay home
    It isn't every day when you look at the roadways across Houston and you don't see more than a few cars. But as the city experienced a winter storm and roadways began to ice over thanks to freezing rain, the area was seemingly shut down on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018.
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15 hours ago

The former Fort Street Presbyterian Church wa...

The former Fort Street Presbyterian Church was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.

    Church-turned-house for sale in San Marcos has a holy past
    A church-turned-house is currently for sale in San Marcos, complete with vaulted ceilings and late-Gothic Revival architecture. The three-bedroom, two-story home was built in 1901, according to the Realtor.com listing, and is just blocks away from downtown San Marcos.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Ditch Hinge, Tinder, and Bumble for prominent...

Ditch Hinge, Tinder, and Bumble for prominent local athletes, scions, chefs, and socialites that you won't find online:

    Meet Houston's 33 most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes
    Ditch Hinge, Tinder, and Bumble for prominent local athletes, scions, chefs, and socialites that you won't find online Published 8:14 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Valentine's Day is coming up quick. If you're sick of swiping left or going back to your ex, don't fret.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

With nine full bathrooms, there would never b...

With nine full bathrooms, there would never be an argument over counter space.

    Palatial mansion for sale in Spring has 9 full bathrooms
    You could conceivably move yourself and eight roommates into this massive mansion for sale in Spring. And, with nine full and four half bathrooms, no one would ever be fighting over shower space. This Tuscan-villa-inspired estate sits on four acres in the Carlton Woods community, home to The Club at Carlton Woods and its Jack Nicklaus Signature golf course.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Settle down Houston.

Settle down Houston.

    In Oymyakon, Russia it's currently cold enough to shatter thermometers and freeze eyelashes
    Sorry Houston, but it's not as cold as it could be. That honor goes to Oymyakon, a Russian village in the Siberian region of Yakutia. It's named after the nearby Oymyakon River which translated means "unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter."
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The Miz was the star of the show:

The Miz was the star of the show:

    WWE stars take over San Antonio ahead of Monday Night Raw
    Published 4:05 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 WWE Monday Night RAW will take over the AT&T Center tonight, but before the stars take to the ring, they adventured around San Antonio. Star Roman Reigns was spotted at the Alamo Quarry Market Gold's Gym while Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews passed out flowers and tacos to a local TV station.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Some Texans had to improvise today:

Some Texans had to improvise today:

    When San Antonio residents don't own ice scrapers, they improvise
    San Antonians who braved icy roads this morning first had to figure out how to scrape the wintry precipitation off their windshields.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition.

Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition.

    Texas 18-wheeler makes brave attempt to climb icy hill. It doesn't go well.
    A Longview resident recently captured video that can only be described as "Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition." Kristy Boyd happened to be filming the moment an 18-wheeler tried climbing up an icy road and lost control. The video shows the 18-wheeler slowly slide back down the hill before crashing into a stoplight.
    http://www.chron.com

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