1 hour ago

So relatable.

So relatable.

    Slack went down and social media had a meltdown
    Updated 3:13 pm, Monday, May 21, 2018 When Slack goes down, the internet reacts as if anarchy is loosed upon the world. The internal messaging service went offline just after 12:30 p.m. PST on Monday - Slack cited "connectivity issues" on its status page - and was back online about 15 minutes later.
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1 hour ago

Teams jumped in for a wet and dirty day of mu...

Teams jumped in for a wet and dirty day of mud volleyball this weekend at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. For more: https://chrn.cl/2GCNgbL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Teams jumped in for a wet and dirty day of mud volleyball this weekend at the Pasadena Strawberry Festival. For more: https://chrn.cl/2GCNgbL
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2 hours ago

These photos are heart-melting.

These photos are heart-melting.

    Palace shares family portrait and other royal wedding photos
    LONDON (AP) - Kensington Palace has released three official wedding photographs taken of Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle shortly after their wedding. Alexi Lubomirski's images include a family portrait of the couple with Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles, Prince William and their spouses, as well as Markle's mother and the children who served as bridesmaids and page boys.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Fire drills have turned into active-shooter d...

Fire drills have turned into active-shooter drills.

    On heightened alert after Santa Fe, districts report gun incidents at three schools
    Three Houston-area schools were threatened with guns Monday morning, less than three days after a 17-year-old gunman opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 and wounding 13. A student at League City Intermediate in Clear Creek ISD, located less than 15 miles from Santa Fe High, brought an unloaded gun with him to school Monday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

"There's no way we're ever going to be able t...

"There's no way we're ever going to be able to heal from this."

    Moment of silence at Santa Fe High School honors memories of 10 victims
    A small handful of Santa Fe High School students stood in silence with members of the community and 16 comfort dogs on a cloudy Monday morning, surrounding 10 white crosses with red hearts displayed in front of the school honoring each of the victims of Friday's shooting.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Thousands mourn Sabika Sheikh who was an exch...

Thousands mourn Sabika Sheikh who was an exchange student killed in the Santa Fe shooting. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2s0FD9T

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thousands mourn Sabika Sheikh who was an exchange student killed in the Santa Fe shooting. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2s0FD9T
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4 hours ago

Not even feral hogs can mess with Texans.

Not even feral hogs can mess with Texans.

    Coldspring property owner strikes back against feral hogs
    Pork will be on the menu a lot in the coming weeks for Terry Holcomb of Coldspring following a successful hunt for feral hogs Friday night. Holcomb trapped 19 of the reported 40 feral hogs that have been digging up his lawn and tearing up fruit trees.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

From her interests, unique career path and in...

From her interests, unique career path and investing, she covers it all.

    Q&A: Houston sportscaster Lindsay McCormick gets down to business
    Houston sports broadcaster Lindsay McCormick is co-hosting Entrepreneur Elevator Pitch - a weekly online show where entrepreneurs have one high-pressured minute in an elevator to convince a panel of seasoned investors to let them into the boardroom. McCormick spoke with the Chronicle about how her interests, unique career path and investing.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

This academic year has been the deadliest, wi...

This academic year has been the deadliest, with 34 people having died in school shootings.

    Stats and charts show how violent this school year has been
    The Santa Fe High School shooting marks the 16th such shooting in 2018 and the 220th in the United States since the Columbine massacre in 1999. In the nearly 20 years since, shootings at K-12 schools have become an excruciatingly regular feature of American life.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

5 hours ago

Officials are demanding for action.

Officials are demanding for action.

    Fecal waste targeted in West Fork water quality improvement plan
    The project area spans the watershed for the West Fork between Lake Conroe and the confluence with Spring Creek, right above Lake Houston. It includes everything upstream of that confluence, including Lake Creek, which is the primary northern tributary to the West Fork.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

This Texas reporter helped rescue a dog from ...

This Texas reporter helped rescue a dog from a drainage ditch after Sunday's heavy storms. Here's the story: https://chrn.cl/2IXDOVL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This Texas reporter helped rescue a dog from a drainage ditch after Sunday's heavy storms. Here's the story: https://chrn.cl/2IXDOVL
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7 hours ago

This summer there's a different feel as he ar...

This summer there's a different feel as he arrives without his wife of 73 years.

    Bush at Maine summer home alone for first time in 73 years
    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - His home on the rocky coast is former President George H.W. Bush's happy place, chock full of sea-sprayed memories of boating, golfing, family and friends. But this summer there's a different feel as he arrives without his wife of 73 years.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"We help each other no matter what. Even duri...

"We help each other no matter what. Even during this tragedy, we were still there to help each other." Read more about the vigil: https://trib.al/GSu5NFh

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    "We help each other no matter what. Even during this tragedy, we were still there to help each other." Read more about the vigil: https://trib.al/GSu5NFh
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8 hours ago

Are you ready for $3-per-gallon gas?

Are you ready for $3-per-gallon gas?

    Fuel prices move toward $3 a gallon
    Published 7:18 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 The national average for fuel prices is at its highest point since 2014 and is inching toward $3 per gallon as crude oil costs rise. The busy summer driving season kicks off this Memorial Day weekend and with it brings spiking gasoline costs as already high fuel prices are bolstered by rising demand.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

BREAKING: Sign up for instant alerts by texti...

BREAKING: Sign up for instant alerts by texting CHRON to 77453.

    Katy elementary school closed after storm-related power outage
    Updated 9:09 am, Monday, May 21, 2018 Morton Ranch Elementary is closed this morning after overnight storms caused a power failure, Katy school district officials said. The storm severely damaged an electrical pole that provides power to the school, district officials said via Twitter. The school will be closed all day.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Three people suffered injuries and one is mis...

Three people suffered injuries and one is missing after an apartment fire destroyed multiple apartment units in Houston on Sunday. Read more: https://trib.al/hzp3AJh

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Three people suffered injuries and one is missing after an apartment fire destroyed multiple apartment units in Houston on Sunday. Read more: https://trib.al/hzp3AJh
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9 hours ago

Austin and San Antonio are more affordable th...

Austin and San Antonio are more affordable than Houston.

    Want cheap electricity? Move to San Antonio or Austin
    Consumers in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth and Corpus Christi were promised bargains on electricity when the Texas Legislature deregulated the electricity market. But 16 years later they're still paying more for electricity than their counterparts in cities Texas lawmakers exempted from deregulation such as Austin and San Antonio, according to the Texas Coalition for Affordable Power which analyzed federal electricity pricing data.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

It’s runoff week in Texas.

It’s runoff week in Texas.

    Texas primary runoffs are Tuesday. What's on the ballot in the Houston area?
    It's runoff week in Texas. While most candidates - Democrat and Republican - are focused on 2018's general election, a few local office-seekers still are trying to get on the November ballot. In primary races where no candidate won more than 50 percent of the vote, the race went to a runoff between the top two vote-getters.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Some stunned, while others failed.

Some stunned, while others failed.

    Taylor Swift, JLo and more take on the Billboard Music Awards: Best and worst dressed celebrities
    See photos of the winning looks and surprising flops
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Jordan Hicks was throwing 105 mph for the St....

Jordan Hicks was throwing 105 mph for the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday. Here's what he looked like when he was a high school star in Houston.

    Cardinals' phenom, Houston native Jordan Hicks hits 105 mph on radar gun
    St. Louis Cardinals hard-throwing rookie phenom Jordan Hicks got his start in Houston high schools. The 21-year-old righthander played at Klein Oak High School before transferring to Cypress Creek for his senior season.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Billy Cannon was one of the Houston OIlers' f...

Billy Cannon was one of the Houston OIlers' first stars.

    Former Oilers running back Billy Cannon dies at 80
    Former Oilers running back and LSU legend Billy Cannon, the first college star signed by the American Football League in its war with the National Football League, died Sunday at his home in St. Francisville, La. He was 80.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours 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

14 hours 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

15 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

15 hours ago

16 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

17 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

18 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

18 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

18 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

18 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

19 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

19 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

20 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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20 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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21 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

22 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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

28 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

29 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

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