6 min ago

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26 min ago

Another major retailer with Houston stores is...

Another major retailer with Houston stores is in trouble:

    Toys R Us is reportedly closing another 200 stores and laying off more workers
    AP Toys R Us is reportedly planning to close another 200 stores, as well as lay off a "significant portion" of corporate workers. The toy retailer already announced plans to close roughly 182 stores across the US. Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in September, after struggling to compete with budget retailers like Walmart and e-commerce giants like Amazon.
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42 min ago

“Again, please be assured that we take any an...

“Again, please be assured that we take any and all threats very seriously, and even those remarks made as a ‘joke’ will be investigated and prosecuted accordingly."

    Police investigating rumors of shooting threat at La Porte High School
    La Porte Independent School District is investigating a social media rumor regarding threats of a shooting at the high school Friday. The district has no indication that the threats are credible, but additional police officers and administrators will be at La Porte High School today, the district said in a statement.
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56 min ago

Check out the story to see if your model is a...

Check out the story to see if your model is affected.

    Instant Pot warns customers of overheated, melting pots
    Instant Pot is asking customers to check their unit's serial numbers after a certain product started to melt due to overheating. The product in question is the company's popular Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker. Customers are able to check if their unit is compromised by looking at the batch code, found on the underside of the product.
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1 hour ago

The armed, on-duty sheriff who failed to conf...

The armed, on-duty sheriff who failed to confront the gunman has resigned. "I am devastated. Sick to my stomach. He never went in."

    'Heartbreaking,' 'infuriating': Military veterans weigh in on the deputy who resigned over his actions in the Parkland school shooting
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images An internal review by a local sheriff's office indicated that Scot Peterson, the resource officer on duty during the Parkland shooting, failed to confront the gunman. Peterson is believed to have remained outside of the building while the shooting unfolded on Frbruary 14. Some people have criticized Peterson's conduct.
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1 hour ago

After he murdered his mother and brother for ...

After he murdered his mother and brother for a $1 million inheritance, his father still fought to save Bart from execution. Gov. Abbott granted clemency just minutes before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m.

    Gov. Greg Abbott commutes death sentence minutes before Bart Whitaker's scheduled execution
    In an unexpected last-minute decision, Gov. Greg Abbott granted clemency to the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday, just minutes before he was to be strapped into the gurney in Huntsville. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker was sent to death row for targeting his own family in a 2003 murder-for-hire plot aimed at landing a hefty $1 million inheritance.
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2 hours ago

Subpar test scores or GPAs don't mean average...

Subpar test scores or GPAs don't mean average students can't get into elite universities.

    Texas universities named among the top A-plus schools for B students
    Published 4:50 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Finding a good college can be tough, especially for good students who don't have stellar test scores or GPAs. When it comes to top-tier schools, it seems like all hope is lost for students who weren't in the top percentile of their high school class, showed subpar Sat or ACT scores, or had average GPAs.
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2 hours ago

Get a unique perspective of the challenges on...

Get a unique perspective of the challenges on the border.

    Photos show intense border patrol work in Texas
    Intense photos taken from high up above the Rio Grande River give a unique look into the work by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
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3 hours ago

"I don't understand why I could still go in a...

"I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war."

    Florida shooting survivor implores Trump to pass stricter gun laws: 'Let's never let this happen again. Please. Please.'
    Screenshot/MSNBC Parkland high school student Sam Zeif, who survived last week's mass shooting, delivered an impassioned plea for stricter gun control during a White House listening session on Wednesday. "I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war," he said.
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3 hours ago

How do you feel about our teachers packing he...

How do you feel about our teachers packing heat around our kids?

    Trump equivocates on arming teachers - Ted Cruz does not
    WASHINGTON - Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz seconded President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that schools would be safer if at least some teachers were armed. "It makes perfect sense that if teachers want to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, that it will only make schools safer," Cruz told a friendly audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the National Harbor in suburban Maryland.
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3 hours ago

University of Texas at Austin police recovere...

University of Texas at Austin police recovered two abandoned guns in two days this week from women's bathrooms.

    Students for Concealed Carry: Guns left in UT-Austin bathrooms 'anomaly'
    Students for Concealed Carry urged license-to-carry holders to "be mindful" of their firearms' location and condition at all times after University of Texas at Austin police recovered two abandoned guns in two days this week from women's bathrooms. "This type of incident most commonly occurs when a license holder is new to concealed carry or frequently changes his or her manner of carry in order to accommodate different styles of clothing," Quinn Cox, Southwest Regional Director of the group, said in a statement early Thursday.
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4 hours ago

Is 12 too young for a felony charge?

Is 12 too young for a felony charge?

    Girl, 12, charged with felony over social media threat
    A preteen in Iowa is facing a felony charge for allegedly threatening to shoot up a middle school Thursday. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa - which is just across the Mississippi River from Omaha, Nebraska - said a female student, 12, was charged with Class D felony threat of terrorism, which carries a possible one-year sentence upon conviction.
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5 hours ago

Lol.

Lol.

    Ted Cruz Clowned for Saying Pop Culture's Biggest Idiot, Homer Simpson, Is a Republican
    On Thursday, Republican senator Ted Cruz tried to insult his political opponents by comparing them to Lisa Simpson, and Republicans to Homer Simpson. But the dis fell flat when his targets agreed with him completely.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Yikes.

Yikes.

    German figure skater slammed for performing to 'Schindler's List' score
    German figure skater Nicole Schott came under fire Thursday night after using the score to "Schindler's List" for her free skate performance. A number of Twitter users blasted Schott for being insensitive with her music choice. "NO ONE SHOULD BE SKATING TO SCHINDLER'S LIST!!!!!!!" USA Today Sports columnist Nancy Armour tweeted.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Would you eat this?

Would you eat this?

    Olive Garden's newest menu item, the Meatball Pizza Bowl, is startling
    Published 1:59 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Olive Garden's newest menu addition might be aiming to be the Turducken of Italian food. The exceptionally dense Meatball Pizza Bowl, as it's accurately called, is filled with mozzarella cheese and topped with tomato sauce and meat.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-playing "Americ...

Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-playing "America's Got Talent" winner, opens the show.

    Imagine Dragons is bringing the thunder, again, to the Houston area
    The band's Evolve Tour was here in November and is coming back again.
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7 hours ago

😱

😱

    Gucci models walk the runway - with replica severed heads of themselves
    A short list of things typically seen at Milan Fashion Week: celebrities, glamorous outfits and impeccably coifed models. So the replica severed heads were a surprise. During Gucci's unveiling of its fall and winter collection on Wednesday, at least two models - one male, one female - walked the runway carrying eerily realistic replicas of their own heads.
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7 hours ago

🙄

🙄

    Millennials think adulting is hard, so they tweet about it.
    Some hope that adults would just start adulting silently. Updated 8:39 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Millennials made adulting a thing, but does anyone care? For the last few years, Millennials have had a bad rap for doing things that amuse only millennials... like tweeting about vapid accomplishments and then hashtagging it with the word, adulting.
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8 hours ago

Come and drink it.

Come and drink it.

    Lone Star Beer is honoring Texas history with millions of 'Come and Take It' cans
    One of Texas' favorite beer brands is honoring Texas history this season with unique packaging on cans and cases of beer. Lone Star has released special "Come and Take It" Independence Day cans in all Texas markets ahead of Texas Independence Day on March 2.
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8 hours ago

Some shows are still at risk of cancellation ...

Some shows are still at risk of cancellation however

    NBC renews two popular shows
    NBC renews "Superstore" and "America's Got Talent ."
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9 hours ago

A judge in Mexico ruled that this week's arre...

A judge in Mexico ruled that this week's arrest of an alleged top drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal.

    Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A judge in Mexico ruled Wednesday that this week's arrest of an alleged top drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal. The Federal Judiciary Council said in a statement that prosecutors had sought to have the Feb.
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9 hours ago

Houstonians, take note. This is what they're ...

Houstonians, take note. This is what they're wearing at other rodeos this year.

    Top fashion trends at the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
    Nothing says rodeo like cowboy hats, Wranglers and Ropers, but locals have taken western wear to the next level for the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
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10 hours ago

A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged t...

A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged this morning in what appears to be an attempted smash and grab, Houston police said. http://bit.ly/2EJkK8s

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged this morning in what appears to be an attempted smash and grab, Houston police said. http://bit.ly/2EJkK8s
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10 hours ago

These photos show the wealthy city in an enti...

These photos show the wealthy city in an entirely new way.

    Incredible drone photos of Dubai show the city from a new perspective
    Since humans aren't able to fly without help, drone photography gives us the opportunity to see the world through a bird's-eye point of view. Photographer and drone pilot Bachir Elie Moukarzel captures incredible drone photos from that bird's-eye view, but hovers straight above landmarks throughout the city of Dubai to capture the extreme details of the wealthy city's details with his Phantom 4 Pro drone.
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11 hours ago

Officials are asking for help identifying the...

Officials are asking for help identifying the young teen.

    Texas police search for information on notorious serial killer's mystery victim
    Published 12:47 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Notorious Texas serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, confessed to killing up to 3,000 people but was only convicted of 11 homicides. Among the 11 convicted deaths was that of an unidentified girl between the ages of 13 - 17, allegedly from Durham, North Carolina.
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11 hours ago

Few things are better than these.

Few things are better than these.

    20 Things people from Texas love to love
    Updated 3:46 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 It's no surprise that Texans love their state. And as everyone knows, there's a whole lot to love about The Lone Star State. With the start of rodeo season and warmer weather, there are plenty of things for natives to appreciate.
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12 hours ago

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said the...

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision of clemency. Here, the family is reacting. (Video by Keri Blakinger/ Houston Chronicle) Read more: http://bit.ly/2GCANp6

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision...
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12 hours ago

Some of these are actually surprising.

Some of these are actually surprising.

    Celebrity couples that got married in secret
    Updated 10:01 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Many celebrities try to keep their personal lives private, but some go the extra mile when it comes to protecting their special days. After Amy Schumer's surprise wedding shocked the internet, other celebrities who tied the knot in private began to rise to the surface.
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12 hours ago

If you are looking for a place to two step, l...

If you are looking for a place to two step, look no further than these classic Texas bars.

    The most iconic Texas bars you need to visit
    If you are looking for a place to bend your elbow this evening, look no further than these classic Texas bars. Bars like Gruene Hall in Gruene and Austin's Texas Chili Parlor embody the saloon and dance hall motifs. Click through the gallery above to find some under-the-radar, small-town watering holes mixed in with citified, ever-popular, ever-crowded hot spots.
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13 hours ago

Some cars depreciate in value faster than oth...

Some cars depreciate in value faster than others.

    The 9 cars you shouldn't buy used, and 8 cars you should absolutely buy used
    The conventional wisdom for car buyers is to skip the dealership's new vehicles and instead opt for lightly used models. That way you avoid the painful depreciation hit (11 percent of the car's price on average) that kicks in the minute you drive your shiny new wheels off the lot.
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13 hours ago

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it ha...

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it had better be good.

    The $175,000 Mercedes S63 AMG Convertible Is Cushy But Cutthroat
    (Bloomberg) -- The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Cabriolet is the fastest, plushest yachtlike four-seater drop-top you can get for the money. And at $179,500 it's a lot of money, so it had better be good.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a...

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a diverse menu. Check out the dishes:

    Fig & Olive menu romances France, Spain, Italy
    The view will be Galleria traffic not the glam beaches of the Cote d'Azur, but that doesn't lessen the excitement (too much) for the arrival of Fig & Olive. The New York-based restaurant with branches in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., is set to open March 2018 in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space at the Galleria.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We wa...

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We want to feature y'all in a roundup of how Houston looked while donning their Lone-Star pride apparel. Send your images to photos@chron.com or message them to us here on Facebook.


14 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg fired following allegations of sexual misconduct
    The KIPP charter school network fired co-founder Mike Feinberg on Thursday following three allegations of sexual misconduct, ending its association with a Houston pillar who helped build KIPP into a regional and national powerhouse. KIPP leaders said an independent investigation found "credible evidence" related to allegations of misconduct involving one former student and two former employees.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

This father-daughter team posted a video paro...

This father-daughter team posted a video parody to Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" to sell her cookies. http://bit.ly/2EZanAE

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This father-daughter team posted a video parody to Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" to sell her cookies. http://bit.ly/2EZanAE
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14 hours ago

What even is the future? 😮

What even is the future? 😮

    Edible electronics are here thanks to researchers at Rice University
    Published 12:27 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Researchers at Rice University have done the seemingly impossible. They have taken graphene - a super thin, strong and conductive line of carbon - and made it edible creating what could be an entirely new class of edible electronics, according to an article on the Rice website.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

BREAKING: A judge has granted clemency

BREAKING: A judge has granted clemency

    Governor commutes death sentence minutes before Sugar Land man's scheduled execution
    HUNTSVILLE - In an unexpected last-minute decision, Gov. Greg Abbott granted clemency to the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday, just minutes before he was to be strapped to the gurney in Huntsville. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker was sent to death row for targeting his own family in a 2003 murder-for-hire plot aimed at landing a hefty $1 million inheritance.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

A new River Oaks shop makes the eclair a dinn...

A new River Oaks shop makes the eclair a dinner item...

    First look: Café Poêtes in Montrose
    Move over, macaron, there's a new French pastry ready to seize the culinary spotlight. But to call the éclair, an oblong pastry made with choux dough, new is somewhat misleading. Let's just say that Houston's new Café Poêtes is thinking about the traditional cream-filled and icing-topped bundles in exciting new ways.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

It doesn't get more Texas than this.

It doesn't get more Texas than this.

    Women order Whataburger on horseback
    Two women made headlines in Corpus Christi this week when they went through a Whataburger drive-through in a truly Texan way -- on horseback.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The World War II veteran can be seen gasping ...

The World War II veteran can be seen gasping for air.

    Georgia nurses indicted on murder, neglect charges
    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia grand jury has indicted two nurses and an aide in the death of an elderly patient. Former licensed nurse practitioners Loyce Pickquet Agyeman, of Snellville, faces a charge of felony murder and neglect to an elder person and Wanda Nuckles, of Buford, is charged with depriving an elder person of essential services.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at th...

Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at the Lunar New Year festival in Houston. Here's a prediction of what's ahead for The Year of the Dog. http://bit.ly/2FlnU3a

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at the Lunar New Year festival in Houston. Here's a prediction of what's ahead for The Year of the Dog. http://bit.ly/2FlnU3a
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16 hours ago

The home’s original owner was a military vet ...

The home’s original owner was a military vet with strategic expertise who spent thousands of hours crafting the ideal home for a hard-core prepper.

    Ultimate 'doomsday' cabin in Alaska listed for $159K
    If you're in the market for a cabin in the woods, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better property than this fully stocked home Luke Stangel, provided by Published 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 If you're in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better property than Kevin Cross ' lakefront home in the Alaskan bush.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The former Marine reservist is on death row f...

The former Marine reservist is on death row for the slaying of a pregnant prostitute who was raped and brutally beaten before her body was found stuffed into a suitcase. He said the medical examiner may not have actually done the autopsy.

    'Suitcase Killer' asks for stay citing lawsuit, $230,000 settlement against medical examiner
    A Texas man scheduled to die next month is asking for a stay, claiming the medical examiner may not have actually done the autopsy after the 2005 murder that sent "Suitcase Killer" Rosendo Rodriguez to death row. The claim stems from a 2015 lawsuit that settled for more than $200,000 just before a judge signed off on an execution date.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Saving the history of the island, one house a...

Saving the history of the island, one house at a time.

    Galveston-based reality show a la 'Fixer Upper' returning for another season on the island
    Some people in the know have called HGTV's home improvement show "Saving Galveston" the "Fixer Upper" of Galveston's oldest and most charming homes. Ashley and Michael Cordray own a real estate and renovation company on the island, bringing some of the historic island's properties back from certain death to live again.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"I still hunt with my son but an AK-47 and an...

"I still hunt with my son but an AK-47 and an AR-15 is not for hunting, it's for killing."

    Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles and other restrictions. Rubio faced angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall meeting Wednesday in Florida.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

How many of us could remember our PIN backwar...

How many of us could remember our PIN backwards, let alone with someone pointing a gun or a knife?

    Debunked: The myth that putting your PIN code in reverse into an ATM will alert police for help
    Entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will not automatically send an alarm to local police. Every few years the myth makes the rounds after a rash of armed ATM hold-ups rattle the community. It's even popped up on internet myth-busting site Snopes and in 2015, financial website WalletHub outlined how the myth took off.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating tea...

All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team died.

    A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    On a chilly Valentine's Day evening, the 16-year-old newly crowned "queen of United States figure skating" boarded a flight in New York with the rest of the team, headed for the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague. The day before, Laurence Owen had graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, under the tagline "America's most exciting girl skater."
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The Houstonian who founded Houston Summer Fes...

The Houstonian who founded Houston Summer Fest and Day For Night is setting his sights on barbecue, pairing the state's signature food with its music.

    Robert Earl Keen, Morris Day, Dawes to play new BBQ fest
    Having successfully branded a winter festival that combines music and art, Free Press Houston is now turning its attention to spring, with an event that combines music and food. The inaugural Great Texas Barbecue Fest will take place April 21- and and 22 at Sam Houston Park downtown.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

A Pasadena high school freshman has returned ...

A Pasadena high school freshman has returned to her home campus after her lawyer and family said school officials attempted to "criminalize" her after she exhibited symptoms of a medical issue they failed to recognize. http://bit.ly/2oqGi2D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Pasadena high school freshman has returned to her home campus after her lawyer and family said school officials attempted to "criminalize" her after she exhibited symptoms of a medical issue they...
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