1 hour ago

Some of these don't look "average."

Some of these don't look "average."

    Houston's average home list price is roughly $290,000. This is what that buys in town
    Houston home sales hit some record highs last year despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Single-family home sales rose throughout the metro area when compared to the year before, especially among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

His cause of death hasn't been announced but ...

His cause of death hasn't been announced but it was well-known he was struggling with liver and kidney failure

    Fredo Santana, Chicago-Based Rapper, Dies at 27
    Fredo Santana, the Chicago rapper who emerged with his cousin Chief Keef, has died at the age of 27, according to media reports. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but the rapper (born Derrick Coleman) posted on Instagram last October that he had been hospitalized with kidney and liver failure.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat i...

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat infestation. And those aren't the worst health inspectors saw at local restaurants last week.

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even...

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even worse.

    Houston ISD proposes drastic changes to school funding, magnet programs
    Houston ISD officials said Saturday the district will need to cut about $200 million from its 2018-19 budget to bring spending in line with an increasingly gloomy financial outlook. In an equally momentous move, Houston ISD officials also proposed far-reaching changes to how the district operates its magnet and school choice systems, some of the boldest moves to date by second-year Superintendent Richard Carranza.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas ne...

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas neighborhood? Its city officials are asking locals to submit their old photos.

    Alamo Heights preserving city's history in digital vintage photo archive
    Officials are in search of any old photos, maps or memorabilia "that can take someone back in time" for an online archive, said Jennifer Reyna, city secretary. The idea is that once the vintage keepsakes are published online, anyone can look at them and see how Alamo Heights has changed through the years, she said.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The judge told him she would have given more ...

The judge told him she would have given more time if she could have.

    Tech reporter guilty of rape scheme gets nearly 3 years
    Defying the prosecutors' recommendation, a King County Superior Court judge gave a Seattle-based tech reporter who pleaded guilty to raping several women the top of the sentencing range allowed by the state.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bow...

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bowl this year?

    Here are the betting odds Vegas gave teams for the past 20 Super Bowls
    Football fans will be eager to watch the games this weekend as the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough to battle the Patriots while the Philadelphia Eagles head to Minnesota for a spot at the Super Bowl against the Vikings.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"It's my expert medical opinion that the pres...

"It's my expert medical opinion that the president's got a rockin' bod with a perfect amount of cushion for the pushin'," Beck Bennett's Dr. Jackson.

    'SNL' mocks President Trump's medical exam
    Aidy Bryant kicked off this week's "SNL" in character as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presenting the briefing on the results of Donald Trump's physical. Or, more specifically, the discussion of "how not fat the president is." Bryant brought out Beck Bennett as physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson, who seemed overly preoccupied with how physically attractive Trump is.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Rest in peace

Rest in peace

    Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, dies
    LONDON (AP) - Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday. Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "magnificent bass player."
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Quicker than a Texas history course:

Quicker than a Texas history course:

    Movies you need to see to understand Texas
    Texas is a big state with a lot of history, but you can't always read a book to fully understand the Texas psyche.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared t...

More on this breaking story

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and...

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and original settlers are all buried here.

    Tamina community hopes to save submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery
    Beneath ice, mud and at least a foot of water, the headstones of former slaves, Native Americans, veterans, law enforcement officials and original settlers of the Tamina community peeked through the surface of the now-submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery Saturday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

He needs medication for an acute condition.

He needs medication for an acute condition.

    Houston man reported missing more than a week after last seen buying tires
    A Houston man has been reported missing more than a week after he disappeared, according to Texas EquuSearch. Gregory Jones Sr. was last seen Jan. 12, when he bought tires for his car and left for his mother's home in Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

These expensive homes include history and fam...

These expensive homes include history and famous former owners in the list price:

    River Oaks homes built for iconic Houstonians
    Houston's poshest enclave, River Oaks, has an impressive collection of on-the-market properties being marketed to One Percenters.. Houston's poshest enclave, River Oaks, has an impressive collection of on-the-market properties being marketed to One Percenters. What makes this summer's market distinct, however, is the number of properties with impressive back-stories, many of which were built for some of the city's most prominent historic figures.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

UPDATE: The boy has been found.

UPDATE: The boy has been found.

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Police are desperately searching for this lit...

Police are desperately searching for this little boy

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The white tigers will be joining 77 other cat...

The white tigers will be joining 77 other cats like these below

    North Texas sanctuary gets 2 white tigers housed illegally
    WYLIE, Texas (AP) - Two white tigers housed illegally have been seized and placed in the care of a North Texas exotic animal sanctuary. Officials at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie say Texas state wildlife officials contacted the sanctuary about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) northeast of Dallas after finding the tigers at an undisclosed location.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Photos of the couple's amazing wedding have s...

Photos of the couple's amazing wedding have surfaced on instagram.

    Astros outfielder George Springer marries Charlise Castro
    After helping the Astros win their first World Series, outfielder George Springer took the next big step in his life: he married personal trainer Charlise Castro on Saturday. Photos of the couple's ceremony surfaced on a California wedding planner's Instagram. The photos show the beautiful couple walked down a white-flower covered aisle.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal...

A fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students.

    Officials: 5th grader mistakenly gave pot candy in school
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officials at an Albuquerque charter school say a fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports the Albuquerque School of Excellence student handed out the pot edibles last week before teachers noticed her acting strangely.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Here's your chance to try a local favorite

Here's your chance to try a local favorite

    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.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

She managed to make it to a pizza place after...

She managed to make it to a pizza place after she was shot

    Woman shot in chest outside Houston nightclub
    A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston early Sunday, according to police. A dispute turned to gunfire around 3 a.m. in a parking lot across from the hotspot at Richmond and Unity.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

"Our expectations and values are clear. We wa...

"Our expectations and values are clear. We want to make sure our (football) program is winning but absolutely to the best ethical standards."

    UH president Renu Khator makes first comments after hiring of former Baylor assistants
    Updated 9:41 am, Sunday, January 21, 2018 University of Houston president Renu Khator said Saturday she was comfortable with the findings of an external investigation to sign-off on the hiring of two ex-Baylor football assistants. Khator said the university "did our job" by conducting a thorough investigation before coach Major Applewhite added Kendal Briles and Randy Clements to his coaching staff on Jan.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Despite being shot multiple times the victim ...

Despite being shot multiple times the victim is in stable condition

9 hours ago

Saw and torches failed to obstruct some of th...

Saw and torches failed to obstruct some of the $500,00 wall prototypes.

    APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Which bad habits annoy you the most when you'...

Which bad habits annoy you the most when you're on the road?

    Texas traffic rules you're probably not following
    When it comes to road rules, it seems some people just make their own. When it comes to road rules, it seems some people just make their own. In an effort to help through social media, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office recently posted the following on Facebook: The post also provides a handy diagram for visual learners.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Jenny Kelley has 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs ...

Jenny Kelley has 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.

    ART FEEL: Meet Woodlands copslay artist Miss Jenny Kelley
    An art maven's weekly fix of the local arts scene: what to see, what to hear, what to do, who to meet and musings about how art makes people feel-their ArtFeel. Meet Miss Jenny Kelley, a Woodlands cosplay artist with 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

A store employee took action, throwing what a...

A store employee took action, throwing what appears to be a gold bowl at one of the suspects.

    2 sought in $2M jewelry theft from Sugar Land store
    Police are looking for two men who stole jewelry valued at $2 million from a Sugar Land store. The men are seen on surveillance video Sugar Land police released on Thursday from the Jan. 10 heist at Hutton's Jewelry & Gifts.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

These schools may be among the best in Americ...

These schools may be among the best in America.

    Five Houston-area schools nominated for prestigious national award
    Five bayou city schools are worthy of being considered some of the best in the nation, according to state education officials. On Wednesday, the Texas Education Agency nominated 26 schools to compete in the running for the national Blue Ribbon honor, an award that recognizes schools for their exemplary progress and student achievement.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Yup, these masterpieces exist.

Yup, these masterpieces exist.

    Houston's most unique and crazy food trucks
    It seems like a new food truck pops up in Houston every week, with each one more wild than the last. The mobile eateries range from weird burgers to the fusion of two different cuisines.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Everything's bigger in Tex– achoo!

Everything's bigger in Tex– achoo!

    Time-lapse map shows how Texas helped get everyone sick
    Everybody in the U.S. seems to have come down with a nasty case of the flu, and Texas is partly to blame. The Center for Disease Control's influenza activity map shows how Lousiana and Mississipi are patient zero, quickly spreading the flu to other states in the south and eventually Texas.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

See the schools that are shaping Houston's br...

See the schools that are shaping Houston's brightest generation.

    Houston's top 20 high schools
    Ask any teacher: strong fundamentals are the building block to a successful college student. That's why a solid early education is just as important, if not more than schooling received later on in life. Children at Risk, a nonprofit organization that studies Texas' public education system, recently released its annual rankings for the Lone Star State's best high schools.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Let's hope we never see this for any city in ...

Let's hope we never see this for any city in the world.

    What a nuclear bomb falling on Houston and other cities would look like
    There's no better time to be reminded of the threat posed by humanity's most dangerous weapon than 2018. Last week, Donald Trump kicked off the new year by declaring on Twitter that his nuclear "button" is "much bigger & more powerful" than Kim Jung Un's.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

A life sentence was handed down to Angela Rut...

A life sentence was handed down to Angela Ruth Mallone, after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two other offenses in neighboring counties. http://bit.ly/2Bf8VUS

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A life sentence was handed down to Angela Ruth Mallone, after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two other offenses in neighboring counties....
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19 hours ago

These are the most uncomfortable looking men ...

These are the most uncomfortable looking men we saw at the fashion show.

    Men's fashion week debuts animal masks and other ridiculous items on the runway
    You have to see these weird and bizarre outfits Published 2:02 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 Paris Fashion Week Men's Spring is here again. This time though, fashion designers really have us scratching our heads more than we normally would.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Female police officers in Austin are the feat...

Female police officers in Austin are the featured talent in a new calendar released this week by the Austin Police Association.

    Austin Police Association releases a calendar featuring the women of the Austin Police Department
    Female police officers in Austin are the featured talent in a new calendar released this week by the Austin Police Association. The "Warrior Women" charity calendars are going for $15 with proceeds applied toward Austin Cops for Charities.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

These coogs left Houston, but the coog never ...

These coogs left Houston, but the coog never left them.

    University of Houston coogs you've seen in movies, sports
    School is back in session at the University of Houston, and that means a new crop of upcoming graduates will soon go on to spread their wings. No doubt, many of them will enter the public eye, especially considering the number of Coogs currently learning -- last year, some 45,000 students enrolled with UH.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

    Titans hire Mike Vrabel as head coach
    Updated 8:26 pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 The speedy ascension of Mike Vrabel in the coaching ranks took another major upward turn Saturday when he was named the Tennessee Titans' new head coach. Vrabel was the Texans defensive coordinator for one season before being hired by the Titans.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Are you ready to move? You might want to cons...

Are you ready to move? You might want to consider this advice first.

    What to do, and not do, if you're selling a home
    Whether trading up or sizing down, existing homeowners can make their real estate offerings draw greater interest by following some tips from the experts. A Realtor.com survey of home buyer preferences in spring 2017 zeroed in on key priorities. A majority (53%) are interested in single-family homes, with ranch-style properties topping the list.
    http://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

The future is weird.

The future is weird.

    Lifelike robots made in Hong Kong meant to win over humans
    HONG KONG - David Hanson envisions a future in which AI-powered robots evolve to become "super-intelligent genius machines" that might help solve some of mankind's most challenging problems. If only it were as simple as that.
    http://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

The No. 1 show took the lead by an amazing pe...

The No. 1 show took the lead by an amazing percentage. Can't argue with those numbers.

    Rotten Tomatoes ranks this fall's TV lineup
    Purveyors of critical analysis for nearly everything on the big and little screens, Rotten Tomatoes has released the results of fall 2017 TV shows. Among the many categories covered, Rotten Tomatoes asked survey participants to vote on their favorite show currently airing on TV or streaming services.
    http://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

"The Cheeto must go."

"The Cheeto must go."

    Unique, creative, funny signs seen at Women's Marches across the globe
    Updated 4:11 pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 Across the globe, hundreds of thousands of people are marching for women's rights on what is the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration. These people came together in protest against his past statements on women and to celebrate women's rights around the world.
    http://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

❤️❤️❤️

❤️❤️❤️

    Interracial celebrity couples you should know
    Published 7:43 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 Much has been written about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry since they announced their engagement on Nov. 27, 2017. The couple is already breaking the royal family status quo by Markle being previously divorced, and an American marrying into the British Royal family.
    http://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

Road trip! 🚗🚗

Road trip! 🚗🚗

    These are the 20 best places to visit in Texas
    Published 3:47 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 Imagine sipping on a glass of Texas-made wine and enjoying the night sky in peace, or exploring historic battlegrounds, or even visiting a ranch dedicated to Cadillacs buried in the sand. Texas is a huge place with a lot to offer, from typical touristy activities or events to places that are unique to the state.
    http://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

His doctor thought he may have had bipolar di...

His doctor thought he may have had bipolar disorder but told police that the gunman refused to discuss the possibility.

    Vegas gunman studied SWAT tactics, music site before attack
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Las Vegas gunman meticulously planned the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, researching SWAT tactics, renting other hotel rooms overlooking outdoor concerts and investigating potential targets in at least four cities, authorities said Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Our world champs looked rather dapper.

Our world champs looked rather dapper.

    MLB players, Hall of Famers take the field for the Astros Foundation's 2018 Diamond Dreams Gala
    The weather never quite cooperates for the Astros Foundation's annual Diamond Dreams Gala -though it never makes a difference. Neither rain, nor chilly temperatures could deter the sold-out crowd from packing into Minute Maid Park late Friday afternoon.
    http://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

"Costco has been one of the least digitally f...

"Costco has been one of the least digitally forward companies out there. This segment has had its head in the sand when it comes to competing with Amazon."

    Will millennials kill Costco and Sam's Club?
    There's a Costco to one side of Gwendolyn Hammer's house and a Sam's Club to the other. But when the 28-year-old needs 12-packs of paper towels, or 36 rolls of toilet paper, she heads online instead. Once a month she uses her smartphone to place a bulk order on Boxed.com, a website founded five years ago as a millennial-friendly alternative to warehouse wholesalers.
    http://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Which store have you come across that has the...

Which store have you come across that has the punniest name?

    The punniest business names in Houston and East Texas
    Houston and East Texas is home to countless businesses, each of them with names aimed at drawing in customers. While some go for functionality, some business owners elect to be clever, using puns in a name. For example, "Best Little Hair House in Texas," named after the musical featuring Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds, "Best Little Whore House in Texas."
    http://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

What's your no. 2 favorite gas station?

What's your no. 2 favorite gas station?

    Study confirms what every Texan already knows: Buc-ee's is no. 1 when it comes to gas stations
    A study confirmed what Texans already know: Buc-ee's is the no. 1 gas station in America. On Tuesday, GasBuddy listed the Texas favorite as the top gas station brand in America, ranked by customers. RECORD SETTING: Buc-ee's in Katy recognized for its car wash by Guinness World Records "With 33 U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

Houston Police are searching for a man who th...

Houston Police are searching for a man who they say stopped an altercation between an alleged pimp and a woman he was trafficking.

    Alleged pimp dies after confrontation with good Samaritan, woman
    A man authorities say beat and threatened a woman he trafficked from Wisconsin died early Saturday morning after a confrontation with a good Samaritan offering to help the woman escape her alleged captor. Houston police said at about 2:30 a.m. they responded to a report of dead man in road of the 14500 block of Hempstead Road near Jersey Village.
    http://www.chron.com

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