38 min ago

A man police said they believe caused the de...

A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested.

    Driver charged in Christmas Day racing deaths
    Updated 9:04 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested, the Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Monday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

42 min ago

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer S...

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others.

    Kendrick Lamar returning to Houston
    Kendrick Lamar announced dates for his TDE: The Championship Tour, which will include a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others. They'll play the Pavilion on May 19.
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59 min ago

The Texas native was the first meteorologist ...

The Texas native was the first meteorologist for ABC's "Good Morning America" program.

    Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.
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1 hour ago

The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m...

The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m. opening will win free doughnuts for a year.

    Krispy Kreme to open in Pearland
    Krispy Kreme will open in Pearland Town Center early Tuesday. The shop represents the chain's fifth area location since returning to the Houston market in late 2015 after a nine-year absence. The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m. opening will win free doughnuts for a year.
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2 hours ago

"We are providing 3 pairs of Big Game tickets...

"We are providing 3 pairs of Big Game tickets, including airfare and hotel, for Texans who gave back in a big way during Hurricane Harvey and 1 pair of tickets to a first responder who went above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Harvey."

    Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale is giving away Super Bowl tickets, because he's Mattress Mack
    It's 2018 and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale is starting the new year off with generosity - of course, he's Mattress Mack. The Gallery Furniture store owner announced over the weekend that his business is partnering with iHeartMedia to send a few Texans to the Super Bowl on Feb.
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2 hours ago

A confrontation between an estranged couple e...

A confrontation between an estranged couple ended tragically:

    Manhunt ends with self-inflicted gunshot after mother of 3 shot dead, child abducted
    Updated 8:12 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:30 p.m.: Local media is reporting the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Richard Jose Concepcion has died from his wounds. Sheriff's office officials did not return phone calls Sunday night.
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2 hours ago

"We have yet to reach an agreement on a path ...

"We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides." What do you think the compromise should be?

    Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
    WASHINGTON - The government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts Sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said shortly after 9 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Good news this morning:

Good news this morning:

    Kidnapped kids found safe in Chinatown area
    Updated 6:20 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 Three young children were found early Monday after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight, Houston police said. About 2 a.m., the black Honda CR-V was stolen from a Shell gas station at Beechnut and Beltway 8 when a mother left the car running to go inside to pay for gas, said Houston Police Department Lt.
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3 hours ago

She thought she was sharing candy, but it was...

She thought she was sharing candy, but it was special candy.

    Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with marijuana
    A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently been laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain, and were being used by the student's parents as medical marijuana.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The store of the future opens today:

The store of the future opens today:

    Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines
    The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle - letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The store of the future opens today

The store of the future opens today

    Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines
    The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle - letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Any information given can lead up to a $5,000...

Any information given can lead up to a $5,000 reward.

    Crime Stoppers offers reward for information about fatal shooting
    Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that helps authorities locate and arrest a man considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the fatal shooting late Saturday of a man in Kendleton.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Update: He's been arrested.

Update: He's been arrested.

    Crime Stoppers offers reward for information about fatal shooting
    Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that helps authorities locate and arrest a man considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the fatal shooting late Saturday of a man in Kendleton.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

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    According to Business Insider, the ugliest buildings in Texas are in San Antonio
    Bland, ugly buildings here in San Antonio? Noooooo.
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5 hours ago

The effects of the shutdown over the weekend ...

The effects of the shutdown over the weekend were relatively limited - so far.

    Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
    WASHINGTON - The government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts Sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said shortly after 9 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

His business made him a billionaire, but it a...

His business made him a billionaire, but it also made him a lot of enemies

    Billionaire couple from Toronto were murdered by multiple people, private investigators believe
    Private investigators believe a prominent billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people two days before their bodies were discovered, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday, citing a source "with direct knowledge of the parallel probe" into the deaths of Honey and Barry Sherman.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tigh...

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tight end Ben Watson are also nominated.

    Texans' J.J. Watt a finalist for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
    Published 3:51 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 For his philanthropic efforts to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has been named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Watt helped raise $37 million through an online fundraising initiative he launched.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole g...

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole golf course, a dog kennel, a chapel, an art gallery, and a private airport.

    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million Texas ranch ranks as one of the world's most expensive homes for sale
    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million property in Texas' panhandle is one of the world's most expensive estates for sale in the world.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The film was designed, said the director, to ...

The film was designed, said the director, to be constructed from “television news footage without a single true statement in it.”

    'Our New President' Brings Huge Dose of Fake News to Sundance
    One day after Donald Trump handed out his Fake News Awards, the Sundance Film Festival kicked off with a film that genuinely sets a new standard for falsehoods - because director Maxim Pozdorovkin's documentary is based on the Russian propaganda generated during the presidential election that put Trump in power.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Are you interested in learning new ways to su...

Are you interested in learning new ways to support your community work? Do you want to meet other community leaders around Houston and practice new leadership skills? Then you should attend this Leading Together workshop on Thursday, Jan. 25th from 5:30 - 8 pm. RSVP by calling 713-597-6844. Dinner will be provided!

    GO Neighborhoods Northside Houston
    Are you interested in learning new ways to support your community work? Do you want to meet other community leaders around Houston and practice new leadership skills? Then you should attend this...
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10 hours ago

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred ...

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred truck for urban dwellers looking for something rugged, but sleek enough for city streets.

    See what the new Ford Ranger will look like in 2019
    Updated 1:42 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 This week, the new 2019 Ford Ranger made its first appearance at the Detroit auto show. Going on sale spring of 2019, the small pickup truck is Ford's most recent foray into the market which is already teeming with midsize models like the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The world ain't hatin now

The world ain't hatin now

    Houston rapper Chamillionaire speaks out on viral email offering help to family of deported man
    Houston rapper Chamillionaire wants to help the family of a man -a father of two - who was just deported after spending 30 years living in the U.S. Chamillionaire was specifically moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, 39, who was profiled by the Detroit Free Press' Niraj Warikoo Monday.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Does anyone have any predictions on who is go...

Does anyone have any predictions on who is going to win Super Bowl LII?

    Memes celebrate Patriots, Eagles' huge wins
    Today we were reminded to never count Tom Brady out and that Nick Foles is an honest-to-goodness gunslinger. The stage is now set: the Eagles and the Patriots will square off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Naturally, Halle Berry was among the dozens o...

Naturally, Halle Berry was among the dozens of celebs that slayed the red carpet.

    Celebrities at the 2018 SAG Awards: The best and worst red carpet looks
    See which celebrities were named the best and worst dressed at the 2018 SAG Awards.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

For the people who have never been on the wro...

For the people who have never been on the wrong side of the law, all they have to go on are works of fiction or documentaries to understand what it's like on the inside.

    Get a look at the most notorious prisons in American history
    They've been the subject of books, movies, songs, and TV shows. Prisons are where the condemned do hard time or live out their last days on death row. Pop-culture has made stars of prisons around the country like San Quentin, Folsom, Attica, and most-famously, Alcatraz Island.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Did one of your photos make the cut?

Did one of your photos make the cut?

    The best ice storm photos shared by Houston readers on social media
    Houstonians have shared photos of their pets, cars, and homes coated in ice on social media Tuesday.
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13 hours ago

Students at Texas A&M University went viral o...

Students at Texas A&M University went viral on Twitter after posting a video of them pushing a colleague on the ice of a frozen pool. http://bit.ly/2EXoQJM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Students at Texas A&M University went viral on Twitter after posting a video of them pushing a colleague on the ice of a frozen pool. http://bit.ly/2EXoQJM
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13 hours ago

"I had no gray hair 15 years ago."

"I had no gray hair 15 years ago."

    Before-and-after photos show how dramatically presidents have aged while in office
    AP As President Barack Obama reflected on his time in office, he had a way of acknowledging his waning time in the position: A joke about his graying hair. "Right now, we are waging war under authorities provided by Congress over 15 years ago - 15 years ago," he said during a speech reflecting on his administration's counterterrorism strategy.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Hotel Alessandra Houston was slated to open l...

Hotel Alessandra Houston was slated to open last year, but the wait was worth it.

    Take a look into Hotel Alessandra's newly-completed Presidential Suite
    Originally slated to debut just before Houston's Super Bowl in 2017, Hotel Alessandra's Presidential Suite is now completed and will soon start booking high-rolling visitors.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

At what age do you let your child have a soci...

At what age do you let your child have a social media account?

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media
    Anyone remember Ping - Apple's "music-oriented social network," the hot new thing back in 2010? No, we're not surprised if you don't. It flopped - hard - and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since then.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Tickets go on sale soon.

Tickets go on sale soon.

    Journey, Def Leppard coming to Houston
    Journey and Def Leppard are teaming up for a summer tour that will stop at Houston's Toyota Center on Sept. 1. Promotional materials for the tour were a little over the top: "Promising to be the Tour of the Year ..." Journey guitarist Neal Schon was more measured: "So many hits."
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

BluePearl Veterinary Partners (Spring, TX) sh...

Ice fishing has never been so difficult.

    Meowingtons
    When you crave that fresh sushi 👀
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15 hours ago

Clarkson also said, "I'm a well-rounded indiv...

Clarkson also said, "I'm a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it's fine."

    Kelly Clarkson says she's "not above' spanking her children
    Musician and mother-of-two Kelly Clarkson revealed in a recent interview that she disciplines her daughter with spankings. During an interview posted on Radio.com, the 35-year-old Fort Worth-native said, "I'm not above a spanking, which people aren't necessarily into. And I don't mean, like, hitting her hard; I just mean a spanking.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of ...

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first production Chevrolet truck, so General Motors is looking to make a big splash in the market.

    Chevy fans will get to the see new 2019 Silverado at the Houston Auto Show
    Chevy fans, listen up. The 2019 Chevy Silverado will make its first ever appearance in Houston at the upcoming Houston Auto Show, starting Jan. 24 at NRG Center. RELATED: Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first production Chevrolet truck, so General Motors is looking to make a big splash in the market.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Are you ready for another one Houston?

Are you ready for another one Houston?

    Cold front's on the way: In Houston, winds shift late Sunday
    After a warm, wet afternoon, a cold front will move through the Houston area late Sunday, making way for a cooler, dryer Monday. Sunday's rains will continue into the evening, said National Weather Service forecaster Mikki Hathaway. Expect isolated thunderstorms and gusting winds later Sunday evening.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Though Pickens, a famous fitness buff who onc...

Though Pickens, a famous fitness buff who once challenged President Barack Obama to an exercise competition, is still involved in his business affairs, his retirement ends a larger-than-life career.

    T. Boone Pickens, a Texas-size businessman, calls it quits
    Late last year, T. Boone Pickens was back at it, drilling for oil. On his 65,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle, an expanse full of wildflowers and rolling hills, Pickens, 89, had erected a $6 million rig and started pumping fracking fluid into the earth.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Jaguars couldn't hold against the defending c...

Jaguars couldn't hold against the defending champions.

    Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl with win over Jaguars
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl with a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Some of these don't look "average."

Some of these don't look "average."

    Houston's average home list price is roughly $290,000. This is what that buys in town
    Houston home sales hit some record highs last year despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Single-family home sales rose throughout the metro area when compared to the year before, especially among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

His cause of death hasn't been announced but ...

His cause of death hasn't been announced but it was well-known he was struggling with liver and kidney failure

    Fredo Santana, Chicago-Based Rapper, Dies at 27
    Fredo Santana, the Chicago rapper who emerged with his cousin Chief Keef, has died at the age of 27, according to media reports. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but the rapper (born Derrick Coleman) posted on Instagram last October that he had been hospitalized with kidney and liver failure.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat i...

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat infestation. And those aren't the worst health inspectors saw at local restaurants last week.

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even...

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even worse.

    Houston ISD proposes drastic changes to school funding, magnet programs
    Houston ISD officials said Saturday the district will need to cut about $200 million from its 2018-19 budget to bring spending in line with an increasingly gloomy financial outlook. In an equally momentous move, Houston ISD officials also proposed far-reaching changes to how the district operates its magnet and school choice systems, some of the boldest moves to date by second-year Superintendent Richard Carranza.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas ne...

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas neighborhood? Its city officials are asking locals to submit their old photos.

    Alamo Heights preserving city's history in digital vintage photo archive
    Officials are in search of any old photos, maps or memorabilia "that can take someone back in time" for an online archive, said Jennifer Reyna, city secretary. The idea is that once the vintage keepsakes are published online, anyone can look at them and see how Alamo Heights has changed through the years, she said.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The judge told him she would have given more ...

The judge told him she would have given more time if she could have.

    Tech reporter guilty of rape scheme gets nearly 3 years
    Defying the prosecutors' recommendation, a King County Superior Court judge gave a Seattle-based tech reporter who pleaded guilty to raping several women the top of the sentencing range allowed by the state.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bow...

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bowl this year?

    Here are the betting odds Vegas gave teams for the past 20 Super Bowls
    Football fans will be eager to watch the games this weekend as the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough to battle the Patriots while the Philadelphia Eagles head to Minnesota for a spot at the Super Bowl against the Vikings.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"It's my expert medical opinion that the pres...

"It's my expert medical opinion that the president's got a rockin' bod with a perfect amount of cushion for the pushin'," Beck Bennett's Dr. Jackson.

    'SNL' mocks President Trump's medical exam
    Aidy Bryant kicked off this week's "SNL" in character as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presenting the briefing on the results of Donald Trump's physical. Or, more specifically, the discussion of "how not fat the president is." Bryant brought out Beck Bennett as physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson, who seemed overly preoccupied with how physically attractive Trump is.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Rest in peace

Rest in peace

    Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, dies
    LONDON (AP) - Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday. Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "magnificent bass player."
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Quicker than a Texas history course:

Quicker than a Texas history course:

    Movies you need to see to understand Texas
    Texas is a big state with a lot of history, but you can't always read a book to fully understand the Texas psyche.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

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

More on this breaking story

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and...

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and original settlers are all buried here.

    Tamina community hopes to save submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery
    Beneath ice, mud and at least a foot of water, the headstones of former slaves, Native Americans, veterans, law enforcement officials and original settlers of the Tamina community peeked through the surface of the now-submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery Saturday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

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