26 min ago

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OPENING STATEMENTS begin in the death penalty trial of Jordanian immigrant accused in a pair of “honor killings” that shocked Houston. https://chrn.cl/2trvV1J

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    OPENING STATEMENTS begin in the death penalty trial of Jordanian immigrant accused in a pair of "honor killings" that shocked Houston. https://chrn.cl/2trvV1J
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41 min ago

The park features include a wave pool, lazy r...

The park features include a wave pool, lazy river, kids slides and an interactive play structure with more than 300 water play elements.

    Big Rivers Waterpark grand opening postponed until July
    Big Rivers Waterpark & Gator Bayou Adventure Park will open in July due to recent inclement weather, according to a Big Rivers Waterpark Facebook post. "Due to recent inclement weather patterns and projections from the National Weather Service, it is with regret that we have decided to reschedule the Grand Opening date for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park into July," the Facebook post said.
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1 hour ago

HPD officials are investigating a scene where...

HPD officials are investigating a scene where a man and woman are dead in Greenspoint after neighbors reported arguing followed by several gunshots. https://chrn.cl/2yFkclh

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    HPD officials are investigating a scene where a man and woman are dead in Greenspoint after neighbors reported arguing followed by several gunshots. https://chrn.cl/2yFkclh
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2 hours ago

Highs this week are supposed to be in the low...

Highs this week are supposed to be in the low 90s, how will you stay cool? Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU know where Houstonians went throughout the '50s and '60s to beat the heat. Here's a hint... this famous hotel pool had its own synchronized swimming team. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Highs this week are supposed to be in the low 90s, how will you stay cool? Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU know where Houstonians went throughout the '50s and '60s to beat the heat....
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2 hours ago

The decision ends a years-long dispute betwee...

The decision ends a years-long dispute between company and county residents and leaders.

    Company ends legal efforts to build landfill in Waller County
    A Georgia company is ending its long legal fight to build a 250-acre landfall in Waller County, a victory for activists and local leaders who have opposed the plans on environmental grounds. Green Group Holdings LLC said its remaining judicial appeals have been dismissed and it has withdrawn any other requests for approval related to the proposal, according to a news release issued Monday by the company.
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2 hours ago

The family is from the Houston area:

The family is from the Houston area:

    Police: 2 dead, 1 hurt in small plane crash in Detroit
    DETROIT (AP) - Authorities say two people have died and a third was injured when a small plane crashed in Detroit while heading to the city's municipal airport. Detroit police Capt. Mark Thornton told reporters the single-engine plane en route to Coleman A. Young International Airport apparently struck a power line and tree Sunday night.
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3 hours ago

The officer fatally shot the man during a tra...

The officer fatally shot the man during a traffic stop early this morning:

    Man dead in officer-involved shooting in Galveston
    A Galveston police officer fatally shot a man during a traffic stop early Monday, officials said. The man was shot around 3 a.m. after police stopped him in the 5300 block of Avenue L, said Capt. Joshua Schirard, of the Galveston Police Department. The officer discharged a weapon, striking the man, Schirard said.
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3 hours ago

Houstonians: How was your childhood?

Houstonians: How was your childhood?

    Did Houston deserve to be ranked second worst city in Texas to raise a kid?
    A recent Wallethub report looked at the best cities in Texas to raise a family, ranking 117 cities in the Lone Star State for their kid-friendliness. Surprisingly by Wallethub's standards the city of Houston ranked 116th, second to last to San Benito in the Rio Grande Valley.
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4 hours ago

When he flipped, the vehicle landed on top of...

When he flipped, the vehicle landed on top of the man, trapping him.

    Man flown to hospital after ATV crash in Crosby
    A man is in serious condition after he crashed an ATV in Crosby Sunday night, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The wreck happened on Adlong School Road near Highway 90, around 11:15 p.m. The man was driving his ATV southbound on Adlong School Road when he swerved off the road and crashed into a brick mailbox, causing him to flip over, authorities said.
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4 hours ago

Not surprisingly, the owner has already had h...

Not surprisingly, the owner has already had hundreds of phone calls and texts from people interested in the house.

    Texas woman lists her home for just $1, gets a lot of attention
    The maxim when looking to buy a house is "location, location, location." But if you're a real estate agent looking to sell a house what's most important is getting "attention, attention, attention." Houston real estate agent Wes Stoyanov certainly has the city's attention after his client came to him with the idea of putting her completely remodeled west Houston home on the market for just $1.
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5 hours ago

The Hispanic population in Texas has increase...

The Hispanic population in Texas has increased from 9.7 million in 2010 to 11.1 million in 2017 while the white population increased by about 458,000 people. That may mean you should brush up on your Spanish:

    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.
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6 hours ago

The woman's car has been connected to a June ...

The woman's car has been connected to a June 20 incident at a Chinatown diner.

    Body of decomposed woman found face-down in west Houston garage, police say
    The "badly decomposed" body of a woman was found in the garage of a west Houston home Friday night, the Houston Police Department said. A red, 2003 Buick LaSabre that belonged to the woman, meanwhile, has been connected to a June 20 "dine and dash" at a Denny's near Chinatown, investigators said.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Will the latest installment of the blockbuste...

Will the latest installment of the blockbuster film series have the same effect?

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

Cute overload.

Cute overload.

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

The bizarre incident last month involving his...

The bizarre incident last month involving his bicycle, his wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's truck.

    Arrest affidavit: Husband attacks wife, her boyfriend and boyfriend's truck
    Updated 10:10 pm, Saturday, June 23, 2018 A man was arrested Friday night on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for a bizarre incident last month involving his bicycle, his wife, her boyfriend and the boyfriend's truck, according to an arrest affidavit.
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8 hours ago

The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to mor...

The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to more than 150 for sex trade-related crimes in 2018.

    Houston police arrested more than three dozen suspects on sex trade-related crimes in May
    The Houston Police Department has released mugshots for 39 men charged with allegedly soliciting a prostitute in May. The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to more than 150 for sex trade-related crimes in 2018.
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8 hours ago

Could it have been ... pirates?

Could it have been ... pirates?

    $65,000 missing bronze statue found in Corpus Christi Bay
    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - A bronze statue worth about $65,000 and reported missing Friday from a Corpus Christi waterfront sculpture has been found in the water about 100 yards from where it had been displayed.
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9 hours ago

Get your drink on.

Get your drink on.

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

A resident who found him suspicious, even tho...

A resident who found him suspicious, even though he was in full uniform with his fire truck parked nearby.

    Black firefighter on inspection duty in Oakland hills gets videotaped, reported to police
    A black firefighter conducting city-mandated inspections around homes in the Oakland hills was reported to police and, on a separate occasion, questioned and videotaped by a resident who found him suspicious, even though he was in full uniform with his fire truck parked nearby.
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10 hours ago

What's your favorite Pi Pizza?

What's your favorite Pi Pizza?

    Houston's Pi Pizza named among Food Network's best pizzerias in the country
    A Houston pizza joint has earned a spot on the Food Network's " The Best Pizzas in America's Biggest Cities" list. Pi Pizza, at 181 Heights Blvd., was included on the list for thinking "beyond just Italian-American classics."
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10 hours ago

The secret's out:

The secret's out:

    Best-kept secrets of Houston's suburbs
    If you're making a trek to the outskirts of town, it's the perfect opportunity to try a local favorite. We asked readers across the Houston area to share the best-kept secrets of their neighborhoods.
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11 hours ago

Which are you most excited about?

Which are you most excited about?

    New on Netflix, HBO, Amazon and Hulu July 2018
    https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/entertainment/article/New-on-Netflix-HBO-Amazon-and-Hulu-July-2018-13014930.php
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11 hours ago

What do you think of his reasoning?

What do you think of his reasoning?

    David Lynch thinks Donald Trump 'could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history'
    Never shy of saying something eye-raising, "Twin Peaks" creator David Lynch thinks Donald Trump could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history. No, really. "He could go down as one of the greatest presidents in history because he has disrupted the thing so much," Lynch said of the political establishment in a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

"I've made myself a hate magnet."

"I've made myself a hate magnet."

    Roseanne Barr Cries, 'I'm Just So Sorry That I Was So Unclear and Stupid'
    Roseanne Barr spoke out about losing her ABC show in a phone interview posted Sunday with Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, saying that she "made herself a hate magnet" with the racially charged tweet that led to her self-titled show's cancellation.
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13 hours ago

DEATH PENALTY TRIAL BEGINNING: Authorities sa...

DEATH PENALTY TRIAL BEGINNING: Authorities said both slayings were driven by the anger of Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, a conservative Muslim, over his daughter Nesreen’s decision to marry a Christian man from Houston.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    DEATH PENALTY TRIAL BEGINNING: Authorities said both slayings were driven by the anger of Ali Mahwood-Awad Irsan, a conservative Muslim, over his daughter Nesreen's decision to marry a Christian man...
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13 hours ago

13 hours ago

NOOOOO!!!!

NOOOOO!!!!

    Moving bumps on woman's face turn out to be migrating worm
    The bump first appeared underneath her left eye - a teeny nodule just below the tear duct. Five days later, one bump became three, this time above the eyelid. Then, in twice as much time, the roving bulges migrated to her upper lip. It burned and itched, but no other symptoms presented themselves.
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14 hours ago

A Chipotle restaurant was fined the most duri...

A Chipotle restaurant was fined the most during this time frame.

    Houston businesses caught selling alcohol to minors since April
    Houston businesses caught selling alcohol to minors since April
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14 hours ago

Wait until you see the backyard.

Wait until you see the backyard.

    Stunning, New Orleans-like Woodlands mansion listed at $3.2 million
    With a back courtyard that looks like something out of the French Quarter, this Woodlands mansion for sale can easily make its owners forget they're in the heart of suburbia.
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15 hours ago

Dozens gathered outside a downtown Houston wa...

Dozens gathered outside a downtown Houston warehouse where the federal government plans to hold children who have crossed into the United States illegally.

    Protests continue as Trump administration moves to reunite separated families
    Kristen Ruiz has never thought of herself as an activist. But one night last week, as the stay-at-home mother of three rocked her 17-month-old to sleep, she was overcome with sadness and anger at the thought of the government taking her children from her.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Are you surprised?

Are you surprised?

    Houston listed among cities with the most cheaters - again
    Updated 6:58 pm, Sunday, June 24, 2018 Houston came in at No. 8 in the country for cities with the most cheating spouses per capita according to a recent report - and it wasn't the first time the city has received this kind of recognition.
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15 hours ago

Alix Tichelman said she met the millionaire e...

Alix Tichelman said she met the millionaire exec on his yacht, injected him with heroin, and panicked when he lost consciousness.

    Alix Tichelman reveals her story after Google executive's death
    Alix Tichelman, nicknamed by national media as the "Call Girl Killer" and "Harbor Hooker" of Santa Cruz, is finally telling her side of the story. In a series of interviews with KSBW this week, Tichelman relived the day that she met a Google executive on his yacht in the Santa Cruz harbor, injected him with heroin, and panicked when he lost consciousness.
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16 hours ago

Get ready, fans in Clear Lake.

Get ready, fans in Clear Lake.

    Hubcap Grill's new Seabrook location edges closer to opening
    There is good news for Bay Area diners who have a hankering for decadent, greasy cheeseburgers with exotic toppings like peanut butter and Cheetos. Hubcap Grill, Ricky Craig's beloved burger chain, is getting ready to open its newest location in the area along NASA Parkway in Seabrook.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

16 hours ago

In this photo, "Cowboy George" Rodriguez show...

In this photo, "Cowboy George" Rodriguez shows off his 1972 Chevy long bed, with Old Glory on the radio antenna.

    Old photos paint a picture of Houston's greater East End
    Houston's East End district is home to some of our favorite things. Here, you'll find Houston classics like the original Ninfa's and El Tiempo Cantina, plus new hot spots, such as former Astros player Hunter Pence's gamer cafe Coral Sword.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

You don't have to live in the country to see ...

You don't have to live in the country to see a coyote. But, living in certain parts of a neighborhood does increase your chances.

    Coyote caught looking for snack of garbage in Pearland neighborhood
    Pearland residents are taking measures to keep pets and people safe after a coyote was caught on camera investigating some trash bags in the Dixie Woods subdivision on Tuesday. The coyote was seen by Leigh Ann Moreno, who posted a Nextdoor warning to neighbors about the animal and shared a video with Chron.com.
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17 hours ago

WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she was intoxicate...

WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she was intoxicated when she crashed her car on the southbound side of Interstate 45 in Houston near the Pierce Elevated at West Dallas. DETAILS: https://trib.al/KDCC28a

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she was intoxicated when she crashed her car on the southbound side of Interstate 45 in Houston near the Pierce Elevated at West Dallas. DETAILS: https://trib.al/KDCC28a
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17 hours ago

WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she had been drink...

WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she had been drinking when she drove the wrong way and crashed her car on the southbound side of I-45 in Houston near the Pierce Elevated at West Dallas. DETAILS: https://trib.al/KDCC28a

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WRONG-WAY DRIVER: She said she was intoxicated when she crashed her car on the southbound side of Interstate 45 in Houston near the Pierce Elevated at West Dallas. DETAILS: https://trib.al/KDCC28a
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17 hours ago

Keep this in mind when grabbing lunch this we...

Keep this in mind when grabbing lunch this week...

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

It vanished sometime before the fourth inning...

It vanished sometime before the fourth inning of the Astros' tilt against the Royals today. See the before and after:

    Astros' Alex Bregman shaves his mustache mid-game
    Alex Bregman's mustache, which had been growing in notoriety over the last several games, vanished sometime before the fourth inning of the Astros' tilt against the Royals on Sunday. Bregman was sporting his stubble during his at-bat in the second inning, but his whiskers had been whisked away when he came to bat in the fourth inning.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Trump advocated depriving undocumented immigr...

Trump advocated depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights: He said that people who cross the border into the United States illegally must immediately be deported without trial.

    Trump advocates depriving undocumented immigrants of due-process rights
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump on Sunday explicitly advocated depriving undocumented immigrants of their due-process rights, arguing that people who cross the border into the United States illegally must immediately be deported without trial - and sowing more confusion among Republicans ahead of a planned immigration vote this week.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

GO 'STROS!!!: Jose Altuve climbs the Houston ...

GO 'STROS!!!: Jose Altuve climbs the Houston Astros' all-time leaderboards for hits and runs!

    Jose Altuve climbs Astros' all-time leaderboards for hits, runs
    Updated 2:48 pm, Sunday, June 24, 2018 Jose Altuve's two-run single in the first inning of Sunday's series finale against the Royals - and the run he scored on Yuli Gurriel's grand slam - vaulted him up two franchise leaderboards. Altuve's single was the 1,358th hit of his Astros career, moving him ahead of Terry Puhl for seventh all-time.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Trump's former deputy campaign manager told D...

Trump's former deputy campaign manager told Democratic strategist Joel Payne he was "out of his cotton-picking mind."

    'You're out of your cotton-picking mind': A Fox News guest explains hate speech to a black man
    "Fox and Friends" organized a spirited discussion about left-wing language on Sunday that opened with a clip of an MSNBC personality comparing Trump voters to Nazis. "THE LEFT'S RACIST RANTS CONTINUE," read the caption that accompanied the clip, and Fox News host Ed Henry introduced the two debaters.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

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19 hours ago

The woman told investigators she thought she ...

The woman told investigators she thought she was safe, until she began to notice alarming symptoms.

    Houston man who infected ex-girlfriend with HIV sentenced to 30 years in prison
    A Houston man who knowingly infected his ex-girlfriend with HIV after telling her he had no sexually transmitted diseases has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a Wednedsay plea deal. Karim Zakikhani, 34, admitted he had sex with his former girlfriend, even when he knew he had HIV, identified in Harris County court documents as a deadly weapon.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"Now, thanks to God, I can plan out my own sc...

"Now, thanks to God, I can plan out my own schedule and my errands and my daughters' errands."

    Saudi women in driver's seat as longstanding ban is lifted
    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi women steered their way through busy city streets on Sunday, driving to work, running errands and relishing a new era in which they are allowed to drive and no longer need to rely on men to move around.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The competition was "ruff" ...

The competition was "ruff" ...

    Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title
    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG: The competition was "ruf...

WORLD'S UGLIEST DOG: The competition was "ruff" ...

    Zsa Zsa, the English bulldog, wins World's Ugliest Dog title
    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. Zsa Zsa won the title Saturday night at the Sonoma-Marin Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma. The dog's owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, will receive $1,500 for Zsa Zsa's win.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Activists say they will protest outside the c...

Activists say they will protest outside the courthouse Monday afternoon.

    Protest planned after mistrial in Houston choking trial
    The day after a deadlocked jury sparked a mistrial in a high-profile Harris County murder case, activists announced plans for a Monday afternoon protest outside the courthouse. Terry Thompson, the husband of a former sheriff's deputy, was charged with murder after he was accused of killing 24-year-old John Hernandez when he put the man in a chokehold outside a Denny's in Crosby.
    https://www.chron.com

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