27 min 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.
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1 hour 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.
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1 hour 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.
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2 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.
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2 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."
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3 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

4 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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4 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.
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4 hours ago

Pedestrian killed after hit by car on Katy Freeway

Just before midnight on Saturday, the woman - who police did not immediately identify - was walking on Katy Freeway near Heights, according to authorities. It's not clear whether she was just walking along the edge of the freeway or trying to cross it.

    Pedestrian killed after hit by car on Katy Freeway
    A woman walking along the freeway died overnight after she was hit by a car. Just before midnight on Saturday, the woman - who police did not immediately identify - was walking on Katy Freeway near Heights, according to authorities. It's not clear whether she was just walking along the edge of the freeway or trying to cross it.
    https://www.chron.com

4 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.
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5 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.
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5 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.
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6 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.
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7 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.
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8 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.
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9 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.
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10 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.
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11 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.
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12 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.
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13 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.
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14 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.
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14 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.
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15 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

16 hours ago

😮

😮

    Models, actresses try out revealing gowns at the Cannes Film Festival
    See what the celebrities wore to the Cannes Film Festival.
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17 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."
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18 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

19 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.
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20 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.
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20 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.
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21 hours ago

Students and mourners gather after the Santa ...

Students and mourners gather after the Santa Fe shooting yesterday. https://bit.ly/2rS2zsC

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Students and mourners gather after the Santa Fe shooting yesterday. https://bit.ly/2rS2zsC
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21 hours ago

🤣

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    Trump welcomes wife home in tweet that misspells her name
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Melania Trump returned to the White House in "high spirits" on Saturday following a weeklong hospitalization for kidney treatment, a lengthy stay that raised questions about whether the first lady's condition may have been more complicated than first revealed.
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22 hours ago

"We are as shocked and confused as anyone els...

"We are as shocked and confused as anyone else by these events that occurred" while offering prayers and condolences to the victims.

    The Latest: Family: Attack 'incompatible' with boy they know
    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the mass shooting at a Texas high school (all times local): 4 p.m. The family of the 17-year-old student who opened fire on his Texas high school, killing 10 people and wounding 13 others, says what happened "seems incompatible with the boy we love."
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

"It's like a nightmare."

"It's like a nightmare."

    Father of Pakistani victim in Texas school shooting grieves
    KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - Abdul Aziz Sheikh sits on the ground floor of his Karachi home surrounded by mourning friends, relatives and local politicians that have come to give their condolences. Composed, he fights back tears. On the floor above, his wife is still in shock. The friends around her wail in grief.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

23 hours ago

The man's wife said the whole thing was a "mi...

The man's wife said the whole thing was a "misunderstanding"

    Plane passenger allegedly punches pregnant woman, service dog
    A 59-year-old man allegedly punched a pregnant woman, who is also deaf, and her service dog during a Frontier Airlines flight from Colorado Springs to Orlando on Thursday. The Orlando Police Department told the Orlando Sentinel that Timothy Manley was traveling with his family and was seated near a deaf couple with a service dog.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

In case you missed it:

In case you missed it:

    The best royal wedding photos: Meghan Markle, Prince Harry and other celebrities in attendance
    See what celebrities Oprah Winfrey, Idris Elba, Elton John, George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, James Corden and David and Victoria Beckham wore to the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Thank you New York Daily News for being hones...

Thank you New York Daily News for being honest.

    NY Daily News: 'More students or teachers killed by guns than active-duty military deaths'
    In response to the Santa Fe High School shooting Friday, Saturday's New York Daily News -- a tabloid famous for its cover headlines -- posted one of its most powerful ever. Against a background resembling black marble, stark white sans-serif type declared: With yesterday's Texas massacre, there have now been more students or teachers killed by guns in U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

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    Houston restaurant inspection citations for the week of May (8-16)
    Roaches and flies found in kitchens land restaurants in hot water Updated 9:57 pm, Tuesday, May 15, 2018 This week, bugs and other gross infractions leave several Houston restaurants in trouble. At a Chinese restaurant, inspectors found German Cockroaches in all life stages.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

“Obviously this is a tough situation,” the la...

“Obviously this is a tough situation,” the lawyer said. “He’s in difficult circumstances. He’s behaving consistently with that.”

    Accused Santa Fe High shooter cooperating with authorities, says lawyer
    The lawyer for the 17-year-old student charged with deadliest school shooting in Texas in 50 years said Saturday that his client is speaking an cooperating with authorities.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

They were so very young.

They were so very young.

    Here's what we know about the Santa Fe victims so far
    A day after a mass shooting rocked the small Galveston County city of Santa Fe, the small community is just starting to grapple with the grief after a teenage gunman massacred 10 of his classmates and teachers, and wounded 10 others.
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25 hours ago

Some day, he’ll even be eligible for parole.

Some day, he’ll even be eligible for parole.

    The accused Santa Fe shooter will never get the death penalty. Here's why.
    The high school junior accused of gunning down 10 students and teachers at a Santa Fe school is facing a capital murder charge - but he'll never face the death penalty, even in Texas. Some day, he'll even be eligible for parole.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

The Santa Fe High School baseball team decide...

The Santa Fe High School baseball team decided to play its playoff game at 7 p.m. tonight despite yesterday's tragic school shooting. You can watch the game live at Texan Live and at the link below.

    Texan Live will have free broadcast of Santa Fe baseball game day after school shooting
    Santa Fe High School baseball players decided as a team they should continue with ther playoff series against Kingwood Park on Saturday night in the wake of the shooting on their campus Friday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

BREAKING

BREAKING

    17 injured in fire, explosion at Pasadena chemical plant
    Seventeen workers were injured Saturday morning when a fiery explosion rocked a Pasadena chemical plant, officials said. The city's Office of Emergency Management reported a level 3 incident around 11 a.m. at Kuraray America Eval on Bay Area Boulevard in the southern Harris County city.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Police and other emergency personnel respond ...

Police and other emergency personnel respond to the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. https://bit.ly/2kab91U Note: This audio has been edited for time and content.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police and other emergency personnel respond to the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School. https://bit.ly/2kab91U Note: This audio has been edited for time and content.
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27 hours ago

We have some good news to share with you abou...

We have some good news to share with you about his recovery.

    John Barnes, officer shot confronting Santa Fe shooter, stable, showing "good signs"
    For 23 years, John Barnes worked for the Houston Police Department, patroling the streets of city's southwest side, and later hunting rapists and pedophiles. But his most dangerous day came four months into his new job as a school police officer in Santa Fe, when gunman opened fire in the town's high school, killing ten and critically injuring Barnes.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

"I'm so, so tired. So are my colleagues, whos...

"I'm so, so tired. So are my colleagues, whose faces as I passed them in the hallway today ranged from puffy to livid to indifferent."

    I'm tired of writing about school shootings [Commentary]
    I'm tired of writing this essay. The one about bullet-ridden babies in American schools. I've been doing the calculations in my head: I wrote one after Sandy Hook Elementary, I wrote one on the five-year anniversary of Sandy Hook and I wrote one after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

28 hours ago

Being a dog on Instagram can be very profitab...

Being a dog on Instagram can be very profitable.

    Wanna turn your dog into an Instagram star? Read this story.
    Pretty much right after I adopted my elderly shih tzu kid Prince from the Houston Humane Society, people told me he should be an Instagram-famous dog. His kind eyes, relaxed stoner demeanor, babe-magnet underbite and small limp with his front right leg make him almost overqualified. Quite simply, he's got a double-tap friendly look.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

"Tears of anguish, frustration and anger are ...

"Tears of anguish, frustration and anger are the appropriate response. And once the tears dry, the response must continue to be grim determination."

    Now it's happened here [Editorial]
    It was just a matter of time, wasn't it? A matter of time before the mass-shooting scourge paid its lethal visit to the Houston area. On a balmy Friday morning, Santa Fe High School students walked into their handsome red-brick building on Highway 6, no doubt thinking about end-of-year finals and post-graduation plans, not to mention weekend plans.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

29 hours ago

"May Allah bless her soul and may she RIP."

"May Allah bless her soul and may she RIP."

    Sub with 'lust for life,' Pakistani girl among Texas victims
    SANTA FE, Texas (AP) - A substitute teacher who relatives say had a "lust for life" and a foreign exchange student from Pakistan are among the first confirmed victims of Friday's mass shooting at a Texas high school. Among those injured include a school resource officer and a sophomore baseball player.
    https://www.chron.com

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