16 min ago

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Rocke...

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Rockets' first championship. Do you remember where you were when H-Town became Clutch City? #TXSN

    Flashback: Rockets top Knicks for first NBA championship
    Almost a quarter-century. Hard to believe, but that's how long it's been since the Rockets won their first NBA championship. Today marks the 24th anniversary of the triumph over the Knicks in Game 7 of the 1994 Finals at The Summit.
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26 min ago

Two of the most influential anti-abortion gro...

Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. said their focus on abortion is so intense that they avoid wading into other issues.

    Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations
    Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

36 min ago

Ice Cube: "We've got to salute the single mot...

Ice Cube: "We've got to salute the single mothers, so I'm here to spread a little love"

    Photos from Ice Cube's visit to Houston as part of youth basketball initiative, Big3 opening game
    Actor, rapper, and writer Ice Cube visited Houston this week as part of his BIG3 half-court basketball league. But before sitting court side, Cube, whose legal name is O'Shea Jackson, met with single mothers at a city library in Acres Homes.
    https://www.chron.com

41 min ago

A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooti...

A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new boyfriend in the arm late Thursday in a Golfcrest apartment complex.

    Man accused in shooting of ex-wife's new boyfriend in SE Houston
    A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new boyfriend in the arm late Thursday in a Golfcrest apartment complex. The violence broke out just before midnight, when the suspect kicked in the front door of his ex-wife's second-story apartment near Golfcrest and the South Loop.
    https://www.chron.com

57 min ago

Where's your favorite TV meteorologist now?

Where's your favorite TV meteorologist now?

    These Houston TV weathercasters left, but where did they go?
    Nobody stays on the screen forever, but TV stations don't usually promote or say when one of their employees decides to walk away from the camera. Case in point, meteorologist Lisa Vaughn's abrupt departure from KRIV-TV. Vaughn hasn't said anything and neither is Channel 26 or its parent, Fox Television Stations.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

“We have to behave at home and stuff with our...

“We have to behave at home and stuff with our kids,” one grandmother said. “Not here.”

    Outings to Astros games keep Katy senior citizens young at heart
    On board the air-conditioned bus ambling east on Interstate 610 from The City of Katy Fussell Senior Center toward Minute Maid Park, more than 20 of the oldest and most passionate Astros fans turn their monthly bus trip into a septuagenarian summer camp adventure.
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1 hour ago

A Sealy man died when his car went up in flam...

A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire. https://chrn.cl/2yy9o8D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire. https://chrn.cl/2yy9o8D
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1 hour ago

Her attorneys claim that the Texans cheerlead...

Her attorneys claim that the Texans cheerleaders supervisor assaulted her by using duct tape to "physically (tape) down her sides under her uniform without her consent".

    Another former Texans cheerleader prepared to join lawsuit against team
    Another former Houston Texans cheerleader who says that cheer director Alto Gary applied duct tape to her stomach before a 2017 game is prepared to join one of two lawsuits filed against the team over payment and workplace issues, according to attorney Gloria Allred.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where t...

Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where to start? Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide, comparing two of their top sellers - the RAV4 and the 4Runner. Explore inventory here: http://bit.ly/2MP5sTT (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where to start? Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide, comparing two of their top sellers - the RAV4 and the 4Runner....
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1 hour ago

The Highway 59 bridge project is ahead of sch...

The Highway 59 bridge project is ahead of schedule...but there are going to be some closures this weekend.

    TxDOT targets June 30 for completion of repairs on Hwy. 59 bridge near Humble, Kingwood
    The Texas Department of Transportation said they are ahead of schedule for repairs on the Eastex southbound mainland bridge over the San Jacinto River in Kingwood and Humble. During Hurricane Harvey, the main channel of the San Jacinto River shifted, impacting the mainlanes bridge on Highway 59/69 and damaging the foundation of the bridge.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The beef should be discarded or returned to p...

The beef should be discarded or returned to place of purchase.

    Central Texas company recalls nearly 500 pounds of beef
    LOTT, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas company has recalled 489 pounds (221.81 kilograms) of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Texas Natural Meats of Lott produced the beef on Aug. 8, 2017. The problem was discovered Tuesday during routine sampling.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

    Rockets take De'Anthony Melton with No. 46 pick in draft
    Updated 10:49 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 The Rockets went bargain hunting with their draft pick in the middle of the second round and with the unusual circumstances of De'Anthony Melton's sophomore year at USC, they might have found one.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

A producer on the show says Barr agreed to th...

A producer on the show says Barr agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members when "Roseanne" was canceled last month.

    ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of such a series.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

He had some strong words for the person respo...

He had some strong words for the person responsible.

    Nazi graffiti artists 'need to be sucking in the stench of incarceration,' police chief says
    A top cop north of Houston has a strong suggestion for a vandal who painted swastikas and an "SS" symbol underneath a highway overpass. "They need to be sucking in the stench of incarceration," Patton Village Police Chief Shannon Sharp said on the police department's Facebook page Thursday night.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I...

The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I-10 westbound after Pederson during rush hour Friday morning.

    Sealy man dead in vehicle fire on I-10 west in Katy
    A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire, according to Sgt. Stephen Woodard of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I-10 westbound after Pederson during rush hour Friday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have...

Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have struck gold, scientifically speaking.

    Peer inside the discovery of the world's first 'manta ray nursery' off the Texas coast
    Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have struck gold, scientifically speaking. Scientists recently discovered the world's first known manta ray nursery, or habitat for juvenile manta rays. "The juvenile life stage for oceanic mantas has been a bit of a black box for us, since we're so rarely able to observe them," said marine biologist Joshua Stewart in a prepared statement.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The fleeing driver jumped out of his car at a...

The fleeing driver jumped out of his car at a grassy area and ran away through the woods

    Man on the run after police chase in SE Houston
    A man is on the run after an early morning police chase in southeast Houston. Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 8 authorities starting following a Chevy SUV along I-45 south around 2 a.m. until the driver lost control near Fuqua and veered off the road, authorities said.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

One of the robbers shot him in the leg with a...

One of the robbers shot him in the leg with a shotgun when he refused to give them a necklace

    Homeless man shot at NE Houston car wash
    A man believed to be homeless was shot in a robbery Thursday night at an abandoned car wash in northeast Houston, authorities said. Gunfire broke out after 10:30 p.m., when two men pulled up to the car wash on Hirsch and East Toliver.
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3 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states ...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states and now require the collection of sales taxes in online purchases. Here's what that means in Texas.

    How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers
    The U.S. Supreme Court's latest ruling regarding online sales taxes means you'll be paying more for most items sold online. Amazon already collects sales taxes in Texas on items it sells in states where they have a physical presence, including Houston. It does not always collect sales taxes on items sold by third party sellers on its site.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

This tool also lets you see water levels near...

This tool also lets you see water levels nearby in real time

    Houston areas that received the most rain this week
    The rains in Houston are supposed to let up Thursday, but the Harris County Flood Control District has an interactive tool to show you just how wet things got this week. The Harris County Flood Warning System allows you to type in your addresses and see water levels nearby in real time using 163 rainfall gages around the county.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The list was made by looking at the estimated...

The list was made by looking at the estimated cost of a three-day vacation for a family of four and an individual

    Two Texas cities named among the most affordable U.S. travel destinations
    Published 4:07 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Personal finance company, SmartAsset released a list for the most affordable travel destinations in the U.S., and two Texas cities made the cut.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

It will include raised medians and multiple o...

It will include raised medians and multiple overpasses.

    $100 million FM 1960 widening projects includes 3 overpasses in Atascocita
    A roadway expansion project to widen FM 1960 between Humble and Atascocita is progressing through the design process. According to TxDOT district design engineer, Jeanne Javadi, the project, which runs from FM 1960 Business in Humble to west of the McKay Bridge over lake Houston, is separated into a west and east segment.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

    Record number of Texans to travel for July 4 -- despite higher gas prices
    A record number of Texans are expected hit the roads and airports in the upcoming July 4 weekend as a strong economy helps drive travel up. AAA Texas reported Thursday that 3.4 million Texans will get in cars, airplanes, buses and trains between July 3 and July 8, a 5.7 percent increase over 2017 an the highest number since AAA started tracking the data 18 years ago.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Despite Texas' steadily growing Hispanic popu...

Despite Texas' steadily growing Hispanic population, non-Hispanic whites will remain the majority for at least the next 40 years.

    Hispanics in Texas slated to become majority population by 2022
    It's no secret that Texas has a large Hispanic population. Thanks to the integration of the culture we now have tacos, Tex-Mex and Selena, and as the population continues to grow the state will continue to adapt as we have in the past.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Vague wording in an initial contract has allo...

Vague wording in an initial contract has allowed the Dynamo/ Dash to effectively monopolize youth soccer in the area and heavily control the use of publicly-funded sports fields

    Soccer field access creates dispute in The Woodlands
    According to a memorandum of understanding adopted between The Woodlands Township and the Montgomery County Dynamo/ Dash Youth Soccer Club in 2010 and renewed in 2016, the Club is "permitted" certain rights over the community's multipurpose fields.
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8 hours ago

I guess even snakes can be snakes

I guess even snakes can be snakes

    Video: Bullsnake in West Texas uses mouth to imitate rattlesnake
    If you came across a 5-foot nonvenomous bullsnake, would you stop to enjoy it and possibly snap a video, or would you run? Some researchers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stopped for the video - and it was worth it.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The Trump administration made plans to house ...

The Trump administration made plans to house as many as 20,000 migrants on U.S. military bases, but officials gave differing accounts as to whether those beds would be for children or for entire families.

    Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"I am grateful to have played a small role in...

"I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny," he wrote in a June letter

    Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist and Political Analyst, Dies at 68
    Charles Krauthammer, a columnist for The Washington Post and Fox News commentator, died on Thursday after a losing battle with cancer, the Post reported. He was 68. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, long hailed as a leading voice in American conservatism, revealed in a letter earlier this month that he had just weeks to live after the return of a cancer he thought had been treated successfully.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking h...

Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.

    Domestic violence case involving SAPD officer passed to DA
    San Antonio police on Wednesday opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for review. Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée, Krista Cooper-Nurse, with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includ...

Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includes creative office space, plus contemporary arts and retail space.

    Historic Main&Co project debuts new downtown creative office space
    Downtown's historic Raphael and Dorrance buildings, collectively known as Main&Co, are renovated and ready for new office and retail tenants. Houston-based NewForm Real Estate announced completion of the five-story mixed-use redevelopment on the corner of Main and Commerce in northern downtown. Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includes creative office space, plus contemporary arts and retail space.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The 231-193 vote included “no” votes from 41 ...

The 231-193 vote included “no” votes from 41 Republicans, including both immigration moderates and hardliners.

    House rejects conservative GOP immigration proposal
    WASHINGTON - House Republicans struggled to round up enough votes Thursday to pass sweeping immigration legislation that would fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, address family separations on the border, and offer protections for young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, continuing an impasse that has vexed Congress for more than a decade.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

From T-Swizzle to the Prince of Darkness, the...

From T-Swizzle to the Prince of Darkness, there will be a concert for everyone.

    The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 (and a little beyond)
    The Houston concert calendar is filling up with big names for the rest of the year.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

"They're not using it as a pesticide . . . th...

"They're not using it as a pesticide . . . they're using it as a rodenticide to kill the animals that will come and eat the plants,"

    Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
    The 13 bald eagles were found lifeless on a Maryland farm more than two years ago, many with wings splayed, bodies intact, and talons clenched. Several were too young to have their species' distinctive white heads. And at least six, according to a federal lab report, had ingested a highly toxic pesticide that has been essentially banned from the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Some of the other businesses had their TABC c...

Some of the other businesses had their TABC citations restrained, which is when a company chooses to pass on the punishment to the specific employee responsible for selling alcohol to a minor.

    Houston businesses caught selling alcohol to minors since April
    Of all the Harris County businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) since April, a Chipotle restaurant faced the highest fine. The restaurant at 7457 Southwest Freeway was fined $7,200 after TABC found it in violation April 18, according to publicly available documents.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

They say they were beaten while handcuffed an...

They say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

    Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The ring is beautiful!

The ring is beautiful!

    Houston Astros OF Josh Reddick proposes to girlfriend Jett Elkins at Space Center Houston on off-day
    It was an off day for the Houston Astros but far from it for outfielder Josh Reddick who had a very special day at Space Center Houston. Reddick and his girlfriend Georgette 'Jett' Elkins spent Thursday at NASA in a series of photos the Astros star documented on Instagram.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Eva purchased the home from Tom Cruise in 201...

Eva purchased the home from Tom Cruise in 2015 for $11.5 million and listed it for $14 million in 2017.

    Texas native Eva Longoria slashes $3 million off Hollywood Hills mansion
    Texas native and new mom, Eva Longoria has drastically reduced the price of her Hollywood Hills hideaway months after listing the luxe, 2.75-acre property.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Prevention is a major key.

Prevention is a major key.

    Tips on avoiding mosquitoes this summer
    Mosquitoes, the itching and biting pests of summer, want their next meal to be you. But there are ways to combat them, according to county health officials, master naturalists and the CDC. Prevention is key in avoiding mosquitoes. "A mosquito's life-cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Many questions linger about the case.

Many questions linger about the case.

    What we know -- and don't know -- about the 'Little Jacob' case
    Authorities on Wednesday said they had pieced together what happened to a 4-year-old Houston boy whose body washed up on a Galveston beach last fall. But many questions linger about the so-called "Little Jacob" case, the name given to the investigation by police when the child's identity was not known.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Equipped with lake views and amenities for da...

Equipped with lake views and amenities for days, a Lakeside mansion has hit the market for $1.3 million

    Photos: Luxurious Laredo home with lake views hits the market for $1.3M
    If you're looking for your own border oasis, you may find solace near the water of Lake Casa Blanca in Laredo.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https:...

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https://trib.al/x8v16Pm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas. 471,253 likes · 82,208 talking about this. Houston's hub for news and conversation. Like us to...
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16 hours ago

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to...

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to national prominence after a 53 second cell phone video was published last year showing Thompson, who had pinned Hernandez face down on the sidewalk, holding his neck in a chokehold on the walkway outside a Denny’s in the Crosby area.

    Jurors deliberate Houston man's fate in choking trial
    A jury began deliberations in the murder trial of Terry Thompson late Thursday, after his defense attorney and state prosecutors gave them dramatically contrasting arguments about how and why he put a young Houston father in a chokehold that cause his strangulation death.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ...

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ahead but it's great to see him home."

    Watch: Santa Fe ISD officer receives hero's welcome after hospital release
    Police officers from League City and other departments gathered at the home of Santa Fe ISD Police Officer John Barnes, welcoming him after Barnes spent 33 days recovering at the hospital after he was shot in the line of duty in the Santa Fe High School mass shooting in May.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, ...

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy counties.

    Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for severe flooding across South Texas
    As of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Corpus Christi had received in just three days almost triple the rainfall it normally gets for the entire month of June, according to the National Weather Service.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

“It’s so important for people to know the hum...

“It’s so important for people to know the human spirit has so much to give. You get back so much when you give”

    Executive spurred to action after his house becomes a shelter for neighbors
    Dat Tran didn't know his Bellaire home had the highest elevation on the block until Hurricane Harvey hit. His was the only house that didn't flood. Tran's home was dry ground. In fact, a NBC news photo of a National Guardsman standing in Tran's front yard, surrounded by water, illustrated the widespread flooding for a world audience.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

    'Shame on you, Sid Miller:' Opponent rips Texas Ag Commissioner over controversial comments
    Sid Miller's Democratic challenger issued a scathing statement on Thursday after the sitting Texas Ag Commissioner compared the separation of migrant children to serving in the military. "It is ignorant to compare the families of America's service members to the unconscionable situation that vulnerable migrant children are being subjected to, and especially insulting from someone who chose to NOT serve his country in the armed forces," Kim Olson said in a statement.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Who wore it best?

Who wore it best?

    Astros' Evan Gattis, Brian McCann bobblehead sells out in minutes
    Each month, the Astros are releasing an exclusive Bobblehead of the Month, and they've already become a hot item. The Astros are ensuring the exclusivity of each bobblehead by making just 150 of each version. On Thursday, the Astros released the June version featuring lookalikes Evan Gattis and Brian McCann wearing matching sweaters and posted Stepbrothers style with Gattis playing the role of John C.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Lookin' good, Houston!

Lookin' good, Houston!

    Readers share their best photos for National Selfie Day
    If there were a photo type to define the millennial generation, the selfie is certainly it. It's not too late to celebrate this informal holiday, which was allegedly founded four years ago by Texas radio DJ Rick McNeely.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white v...

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.

    Katy Freeway HOV lanes blocked after car fire
    A car fire on the Katy Freeway's outbound HOV lane has some of the HOV lanes blocked, according to Houston TranStar cameras. Houston fire crews were called to the HOV lanes near Barker Cypress Road around 4:30 p.m. Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.
    https://www.chron.com

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