22 min ago

Show your Rockets pride.

Show your Rockets pride.

    Houston bakery pays tribute to Houston Rockets star James Harden with hilarious donut
    A Houston pastry shop and diner is showing its love for the Houston Rockets with a James Harden-inspired donut that has the internet in stitches. The maple iced flavored donut with chocolate icing for a beard was created by Peña's Donuts & Diner at 10555 Pearland Pkwy and debuted Saturday, co-owner Aldo Salazar, 37, told Chron.com Monday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

This story is almost too outlandish to believ...

This story is almost too outlandish to believe.

    Dallas-area man arrested after allegedly posing as high school freshmen for months
    A 25-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly posed as a homeless high school freshmen for months. Sidney Gilstrap-Portley was charged with tampering with government records after he allegedly posed as a homeless Hurricane Harvey evacuee to enroll in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD), spokeswoman Robyn Harris told Chron.com Wednesday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

8-feet, 4-inches, weighing 264 pounds and wit...

8-feet, 4-inches, weighing 264 pounds and with a 44-inch girth

    'Gar-gantuan' fish pulled from the Trinity River in Liberty County
    When Lance Stephens of Tarkington starts telling stories now about the fish he has caught, people listen. He has the photographic proof to show he reeled in an alligator gar measuring 8-feet, 4-inches, weighing 264 pounds and with a 44-inch girth on April 28 in the Trinity River in Liberty County.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Big house costs big dollars.

Big house costs big dollars.

    This $13 million Texas mansion has a theater, a library, and a 65-foot pool
    Boasting a whopping 18,000 square feet of livable space, a movie theater, and a giant swimming pool, this palatial Mediterranean estate in Dallas is fit for a James Bond movie. This property at 9006 Douglas Ave.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

This puts the total number of sex trade-relat...

This puts the total number of sex trade-related arrests made by HPD this year at more than 150.

    Houston Police Department made 34 sex trade arrests in April
    The men and women were arrested on suspicion of either compelling prostitution (pimps) or solicitation of prostitution (johns), HPD stated in a news release.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Some high salaries at this institution of hig...

Some high salaries at this institution of higher education.

    Highest-paid University of Houston employees
    The three highest-paid employees at the University of Houston are two coaches and Chancellor Renu Khator. Khator, who has been with the university for more than a decade, earns $717,941 per year, according to data obtained and published by the Texas Tribune on Jan. 8.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Let's all agree to never talk about this game...

Let's all agree to never talk about this game ever again, okay? ...But first, let's laugh at some memes.

    Memes go in on Rockets after embarrassing Game 3 loss
    Can we all just agree to never talk about Sunday night ever again? If we could never have to acknowledge that the Houston Rockets got absolutely waxed by the Golden State Warriors, 126-85, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals that would be great.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The Houston Astros won the series over the Cl...

The Houston Astros won the series over the Cleveland Indians with a big win Sunday night.

    Brian McCann's home run helps secure Astros win over Indians
    Published 9:58 pm, Sunday, May 20, 2018 Consecutive two-out walks in the seventh inning afforded the Indians their first man in scoring position and only threat of Lance McCullers' magnificent evening. Melky Cabrera loomed for a third look. McCullers' pitch count creeped near 95. The third time through the order is perilous and fatigue was imminent.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Let's just agree to never speak of this game ...

Let's just agree to never speak of this game ever again, okay?

    Memes go in on Rockets after embarrassing Game 3 loss
    Can we all just agree to never talk about Sunday night ever again? If we could never have to acknowledge that the Houston Rockets got absolutely waxed by the Golden State Warriors, 126-85, in Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals that would be great.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The Warriors put it all together back at home...

The Warriors put it all together back at home, and now the Houston Rockets will try to even things up again in Game 4 Tuesday night.

    Stephen Curry heats up, Warriors rout Rockets in Game 3
    As much as the Rockets had to expect the full blast of the Warriors, as much as they might have thought they had seen it, the Warriors went from in command to mercilessly pounding the Rockets, 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead and demonstrate that in two games in Houston and the three meetings of the regular season, the Rockets had not seen the full might of the reigning champions.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The Dave Matthews Band's hearts were with the...

The Dave Matthews Band's hearts were with the Santa Fe community on Friday night at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

    The Dave Matthews Band returned to the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion stage on Friday night
    Check out the slideshow above for pictures of the band and the fans who came out to see them on Friday night... After two years off the road the Virginia-based Dave Matthews Band returned to The Woodlands to kickoff its latest summer tour.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Houston FUN! Minefaire is a two-day event ded...

Houston FUN! Minefaire is a two-day event dedicated to the game Minecraft featuring YouTube superstars, interactive games, stage shows and more. https://bit.ly/2k68WV8

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston FUN! Minefaire is a two-day event dedicated to the game Minecraft featuring YouTube superstars, interactive games, stage shows and more. https://bit.ly/2k68WV8
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7 hours ago

Santa Fe High School was on lockdown Friday m...

Santa Fe High School was on lockdown Friday morning with an active shooter situation, a man who appeared to be open-carrying a handgun near the school while holding an American flag was there to "make America great again." https://bit.ly/2KDT07R

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Santa Fe High School was on lockdown Friday morning with an active shooter situation, a man who appeared to be open-carrying a handgun near the school while holding an American flag was there to...
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8 hours ago

"It's too early to say whether WHO's handling...

"It's too early to say whether WHO's handling of this crisis means all of the right changes have been made ... but it does feel significantly different to 2014."

    After fumbling Ebola in 2014, Congo is key test for UN
    LONDON (AP) - Nearly four years after the World Health Organization was accused of bungling its response to the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, the U.N. agency appears to be moving swiftly to contain a flare-up in Congo, in what some experts see as a critical test of its credibility.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"That disgusts me, and that means she has no ...

"That disgusts me, and that means she has no remorse for what she did at all and I hope that judge sees that picture and says the same thing."

    DUI suspect smiles for mug shot hours after crash that left a woman dead
    Angenette Welk's dark hair falls neatly onto her shoulders in the mug shot, her wide grin bearing teeth more vivid than the white stripes of her jail uniform. At that moment and less than four miles away from the jail in Marion County, Florida, doctors rushed to save the life of Sandra Clarkson, a victim in what authorities have alleged was a drunken-driving collision on May 10 around noon.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Thunderstorms have formed over parts of Harri...

Thunderstorms have formed over parts of Harris and Montgomery counties, leading the National Weather Service to issue a flood advisory this evening.

    Flash flood warning issued for parts of Harris, Montgomery, Waller counties
    A flash flood warning is in effect until 9:15 p.m. for northwestern Harris County, southwestern Montgomery County and northeastern Waller County. The National Weather Service in League City said flash flooding is already occurring and to expect street flooding in the three areas for which the warning was issued.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The pope can accept the resignations, reject ...

The pope can accept the resignations, reject them or delay a decision, and the bishops remain in place until he acts.

    Chile's bishops resign en masse over sex abuse cover-up
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - In the biggest shake-up yet in the Catholic Church's long-running sex abuse scandal, every active Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"It's not in our culture to walk away from a ...

"It's not in our culture to walk away from a mission when it hasn't been fully accomplished, but we follow orders."

    Corps leaving Puerto Rico with hurricane recovery unfinished
    YABUCOA, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Army Corps of Engineers is ending its work to rebuild Puerto Rico's electric grid, despite residents' fears that the island's government won't be able to restore power on its own to more than 16,000 people who remain blacked out eight months after Hurricane Maria.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Santa Fe High School's baseball team opted to...

Santa Fe High School's baseball team opted to play a playoff game a day after the school shooting, and it provided relief for a town in need of a distraction.

    The emotional scene at Santa Fe's baseball game a day after shooting
    Santa Fe High School's baseball season came to an end Saturday night with a 7-0 loss to Kingwood Park at Jim Keith Field in Deer Park, but that wasn't the story. Santa Fe opted to play their playoff game a day after 10 people were fatally shot and another 13 wounded in a shooting at its school Friday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The Houston Rockets have been getting all kin...

The Houston Rockets have been getting all kinds of support from other athletes around town, both on social media and in Toyota Center seats.

    Houston pro athletes who show support for Rockets
    There's something about the Houston sports scene that brings the athletes from different sports together to cheer for each other. With the Rockets in the Western Conference Finals, they're the team everyone is getting behind. On the rare occasion the Astros get an off day when the Rockets are in town, it's not unusual to see several Astros courtside at Toyota Center.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Law enforcement officials are now saying some...

Law enforcement officials are now saying some of the explosives found at Santa Fe High School were functional, despite earlier reports indicating they were not

    Authorities: Explosives in Santa Fe shooting were functional
    Experts have determined at least some of the explosives found in connection with a mass shooting that killed 10 people at Santa Fe High School Friday were functional, police said. This contradicts a previous statement by Galveston County Magistrate Mark Henry that the bomb materials were non-operational.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

This tradition is messier than the famous str...

This tradition is messier than the famous strawberry shortcake.

    Teams make splash at Strawberry Festival mud volleyball tournament
    Published 3:53 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 Teams from Pasadena and surrounding communities jumped in for a wet and dirty day of mud volleyball Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center fair grounds. Each team plays at least two, best two out of three game matches to 11 points and must be won by two points.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

A home fit for a Bond villain.

A home fit for a Bond villain.

    This $13 million Texas mansion has a theater, a library, and a 65-foot pool
    Boasting a whopping 18,000 square feet of livable space, a movie theater, and a giant swimming pool, this palatial Mediterranean estate in Dallas is fit for a James Bond movie. This property at 9006 Douglas Ave.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The Houston Astros analyst got into some hot ...

The Houston Astros analyst got into some hot water when he made a comment about slavery during Saturday's game.

    AT&T SportsNet Southwest analyst Preston Wilson apologizes for 'slavery' comment during Astros game
    Published 9:25 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 AT&T SportsNet Southwest baseball analyst Preston Wilson apologized Saturday afternoon for a comment during the telecast of the Indians-Astros game in which he mentioned slavery while discussing difficult pitches to hit. Wilson's comment came during the first inning after Jose Altuve was called out on strikes against Indians pitcher Corey Kluber.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A yearlong study is expected to give township...

A yearlong study is expected to give township officials an answer.

    Yearlong incorporation study kicks off in The Woodlands
    The Woodlands Township leaders may decide by early next year whether to recommend that voters consider turning the community into a city, according to township board Chairman Gordy Bunch. Bunch wrote in an email that the two consulting groups are helping township officials outline the timeline of the incorporation study, but as of now, officials believe the study should be completed by the first quarter of 2019.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

He also called out the alleged shooter's pare...

He also called out the alleged shooter's parents - who legally owned the weapons - for failing to secure the guns.

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blames video games, advocates arming teachers after Santa Fe shooting
    "We cannot sit back and say it's the gun; it's us as a nation," Dan Patrick told host George Stephanopoulos. "But George, we take the guns out of society -- if you or anyone else thinks that that makes us safer, then -- then -- then I'm sad to say that you're mistaken."
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A state official said said five staff members...

A state official said said five staff members, including one suspected of sexual abuse, have been fired.

    Montgomery County officials raid Willis care facility following allegation of physical, sexual abuse
    Montgomery County law officials raided a residential treatment facility for girls in Willis on Wednesday, after recording 90 complaints including allegations of physical and sexual abuse of residents by staff, authorities said. A search warrant alleged that some girls in the residential facility had been injured during restraint, and others were hog tied by staff members in the private facility.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Santa Fe's baseball season ends on an emotion...

Santa Fe's baseball season ends on an emotional day. Read the story here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/highschool/article/Santa-Fe-s-season-ends-on-emotional-day-12928773.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Santa Fe's baseball season ends on an emotional day. Read the story here: https://www.houstonchronicle.com/sports/highschool/article/Santa-Fe-s-season-ends-on-emotional-day-12928773.php
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18 hours ago

Not every subdivision has committees of neigh...

Not every subdivision has committees of neighbors policing the appearance of your home.

    Houston-area neighborhoods with no HOA
    The Houston area has a love-hate relationship with homeowner's associations. On the one hand, an HOA provides an easy way to make sure you don't wind up with a junk yard next door. But some homeowners would rather put their trust in neighbors to maintain curb appeal than receive threatening letters about grass height and roof color.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

We all know Kendrick Lamar is a champion. But...

We all know Kendrick Lamar is a champion. But he's reminding us, anyway.

    Kendrick Lamar, SZA are champions onstage at The Woodlands
    We all know Kendrick Lamar is a champion. But he's reminding us, anyway. The hip-hop superstar led the charge Saturday at the Woodlands Pavilion as part of the Championship Tour. The collective of Top Dawg Entertainment acts also included SZA, ScHoolboy Q and Jay Rock, with little lag time between sets.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The pickup hit a brick mail box, flew into a ...

The pickup hit a brick mail box, flew into a roadside ditch and hit a concrete culvert so hard it flipped end over end.

    Driver killed in dramatic rollover wreck in Houston
    A man was killed in an overnight crash in Houston, according to authorities. A driver speeding westbound on Hamblen lost control of his pickup truck around 2 a.m. for unknown reasons. He knocked down a brick mail box and flew into a roadside ditch, slamming into a concrete culvert so hard that the pickup flipped end over end and landed upside down.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

News of the death comes just weeks after a pa...

News of the death comes just weeks after a pair of teenage felons escaped from a TJJD facility between Austin and Houston, only to be captured less than a day later.

    16-year-old inmate dies at Texas youth prison
    A 16-year-old boy held at a juvenile lock-up died overnight at a youth prison in south Texas, officials said Saturday. It's not clear what caused the death and the Texas Juvenile Justice Department did not immediately identify the Nueces County teen.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"At this moment, we want nothing more than to...

"At this moment, we want nothing more than to hug and cry with the parents who lost their children yesterday. We know they are being cared for by close friends and relatives, but like so many Texans, we want to do more for them."

    Andrew White calls for special session on school safety
    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew White called Saturday for Gov. Greg Abbott to call a special session of the legislature to immediately redeploy hundreds of millions of dollars in state border security funding to amp up security at Texas schools.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

One study of college students found 91 percen...

One study of college students found 91 percent of men and only 39 percent of women always or usually orgasm.

    The orgasm gap: Picking up where the sexual revolution left off
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Laurie Mintz, University of Florida (THE CONVERSATION) At the core of the 1960s sexual revolution was "female sexual empowerment." It fell short of this goal.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Bless their hearts

Bless their hearts

    6 young squirrels rescued from ordeal of tangled tails
    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Six young squirrels whose tails were stuck together by tree sap are recovering after a Nebraska wildlife expert untangled them. A Nebraska Humane Society worker rescued the squirrels from a pine tree in Omaha last week.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

The details are chilling

The details are chilling

    Gunman blasted through door, lingered for about 30 minutes
    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The suspect in the Texas school shooting began his attack by firing a shotgun through an art classroom door, shattering a glass pane and sending panicked students to the entryway to block him from getting inside, witnesses said.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Each of the witnesses had a concealed handgun...

Each of the witnesses had a concealed handgun license

    Windcrest police arrest man accused of killing woman at San Antonio school parking lot
    A suspect was arrested Saturday afternoon just hours after police say he killed a woman by running over her several times at a Northeast Side elementary school parking lot, prompting two bystanders to open fire on the man's vehicle. San Antonio Police Department Sgt.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

They were just out on a morning bike ride

They were just out on a morning bike ride

    1 dead, 1 injured in cougar attack in Washington state
    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) - One man was killed and another seriously injured when they encountered a cougar Saturday while mountain biking in Washington state, officials said. Authorities said the two men were on a morning bike ride in the foothills near North Bend when the attack occurred.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

"I know some have strong feelings about gun r...

"I know some have strong feelings about gun rights but I want you to know I’ve hit rock bottom and I am not interested in your views as it pertains to this issue."

    Houston police chief sounds off on gun control and mass shootings in the wake of the Santa Fe High School massacre
    AP Photo/David J. Phillip Art Acevedo, the chief of police at the Houston Police Department, sounded off on gun rights and mass shootings on Friday night, after a deadly school shooting tore apart another community in Santa Fe, Texas. "Today I spent the day dealing with another mass shooting of children and a responding police officer who is clinging to life.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

The suspect told police she was distracted af...

The suspect told police she was distracted after dropping her cellphone before she smashed into the vehicle

    DUI suspect smiles for mug shot hours after crash that left a woman dead
    Angenette Welk's dark hair falls neatly onto her shoulders in the mug shot, her wide grin bearing teeth more vivid than the white stripes of her jail uniform. At that moment and less than four miles away from the jail in Marion County, Florida, doctors rushed to save the life of Sandra Clarkson, a victim in what authorities have alleged was a drunken-driving collision on May 10 around noon.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Audiology has been a passion of hers since sh...

Audiology has been a passion of hers since she was an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University.

    Houston Texans cheerleader earns her doctorate degree in audiology
    More than nine years and 1,600 observation hours later, Natalie of the Houston Texans cheerleading team has earned her doctorate degree. Natalie, who is a Houston-area native, earned her degree from Lamar University this past weekend. Audiology has been a passion of hers since she was an undergraduate student at Texas A&M University.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

LeBron and the Cavs weren't messing around in...

LeBron and the Cavs weren't messing around in Game 3

    Memes have fun with Cavaliers' blowout win in Game 3
    After giving up the first two games of the Eastern Conference Finals to the Boston Cletics, things looked pretty bleak for the Cleveland Cavaliers. But, back on their home court, Lebron James and the Cavaliers looked like a completely different team in a blowout 116-86 win over Boston.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

Looks like fun

Looks like fun

    Teams make splash at Strawberry Festival mud volleyball tournament
    Published 3:53 pm, Saturday, May 19, 2018 Teams from Pasadena and surrounding communities jumped in for a wet and dirty day of mud volleyball Saturday at the Pasadena Convention Center fair grounds. Each team plays at least two, best two out of three game matches to 11 points and must be won by two points.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

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    Models, actresses try out revealing gowns at the Cannes Film Festival
    See what the celebrities wore to the Cannes Film Festival.
    https://www.chron.com

31 hours ago

"As I answer the phone, she is whispering and...

"As I answer the phone, she is whispering and I can barely understand her... Then I hear her whisper...mom, they are shooting up the school, I'm hiding in a closet. I love you mom.

    Texas school shooting: Harrowing story details one Santa Fe student's escape
    Late at night, after a day of terror came to a close and a Santa Fe High School student finally slept, her mother sat down and wrote a painfully detailed account of May 18, 2018. Deedra Van Ness entitled the Facebook note "The longest day of my life."
    https://www.chron.com

32 hours ago

"He is a quiet boy," his priest said. "You wo...

"He is a quiet boy," his priest said. "You would never think he would do anything like this."

    In deadly school shooting, a confession but no clear motive
    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The mother of one of the 10 people killed at a Texas high school said her daughter recently rejected the romantic advances of the 17-year-old charged in the shootings, a possible motive for the violent tragedy. Sadie Rodriguez said her daughter, Shana Fisher, had made clear that she was not interested in Dimitrios Pagourtzis.
    https://www.chron.com

33 hours ago

He's set up a living trust with a clause that...

He's set up a living trust with a clause that would reward his children if they married a white person.

    Dallas County candidate admits plan to reward his children who marry white, straight Christians
    The estranged brother of a former judge running for county commissioner contacted the Dallas Morning News earlier this week with a bold assertion: That the candidate, Vickers 'Vic' Cunningham, was a lifelong racist. Cunningham, a former criminal district judge, largely denied his brother's accusations.
    https://www.chron.com

34 hours ago

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    California's only sea is dying and now threatening children
    The Salton Sea is steadily disappearing, and the communities near it are literally being left in the dust. California's largest body of water - located in Imperial County near the Mexico-U.S. border - has been sinking for years and dust clouds containing heavy metals, agricultural chemicals and fine particulates connected to asthma and other diseases are harming young people in that area.
    https://www.chron.com

34 hours ago

Three women survived but are in critical cond...

Three women survived but are in critical condition

    The Latest: Cuba official: 110 dead in crash, recorder found
    HAVANA (AP) - The Latest on the crash in Cuba of a passenger jet with 113 people on board (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Cuba's transportation minister says 110 people were killed in Friday's plane crash near Havana.
    https://www.chron.com

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