1 hour ago

Thousands turned out for Saturday's Pride cel...

Thousands turned out for Saturday's Pride celebration downtown, many basking in what they said is a growing acceptance of LGBTQ lifestyles.

    Houston shows its Pride at downtown celebration
    Festivities kicked off at noon for the Houston Pride Festival, a free event that is expected to draw more than 700,000 to downtown. The festival will be held at McKinney at Smith streets. The 40th annual parade begins at 8 p.m. Houston's first Pride Parade was held in June 1978 along Westheimer.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

When their neighborhood began flooding, Dat T...

When their neighborhood began flooding, Dat Tran and his family opened their home to six neighboring families, including a newborn, and seven dogs. See more heroic Harvey stories like Jessica's at the link below.

    Heroes of Hurricane Harvey
    Get the latest news and information on Hurricane Harvey.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Meanwhile, the soccer club has asked parents ...

Meanwhile, the soccer club has asked parents to defend its use of the fields at a Wednesday meeting.

    Soccer field access creates dispute in The Woodlands
    According to a memorandum of understanding adopted between The Woodlands Township and the Montgomery County Dynamo/ Dash Youth Soccer Club in 2010 and renewed in 2016, the Club is "permitted" certain rights over the community's multipurpose fields.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

But before the relief, there must first be th...

But before the relief, there must first be the pain of construction.

    $100 million FM 1960 widening projects includes 3 overpasses in Atascocita
    A roadway expansion project to widen FM 1960 between Humble and Atascocita is progressing through the design process. According to TxDOT district design engineer, Jeanne Javadi, the project, which runs from FM 1960 Business in Humble to west of the McKay Bridge over lake Houston, is separated into a west and east segment.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"This is a crime that does not discriminate. ...

"This is a crime that does not discriminate. These suspects look like you and me; it can affect anyone."

    Online child sex-crime investigation nets 60 arrests
    Following a three month long operation, a former Houston Police Department Sergeant, a former Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy and former Dayton ISD teacher who were among 60 arrested across the Houston region for various internet crimes against children.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Outrageous.

Outrageous.

    Minimum wage can't afford you a zero-bedroom home in Texas
    Texas politicians often boast about the state's cheap real estate, but not much thought is given as to who can actually afford it. On Wednesday, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released new figures on the gap between renters' wages and the cost of rental housing in the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Cheap drinks and food. What more could you as...

Cheap drinks and food. What more could you ask for?

    Best Happy Hour spots in Houston to get your food and drink on
    Eating or drinking out can get pretty pricey if one isn't careful.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

See what life is like for the children.

See what life is like for the children.

    What life inside migrant internment camps looks like
    Roughly two weeks after Senator Jeff Merkley attempted to tour an immigration interment center for children in Brownsville, Americans are starting to get a better idea of what life looks like for separated family members. Thanks to public outrage, the Trump administration has released handout photos that give an approximate idea of conditions inside the facilities.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

"Insulting from someone who chose to NOT serv...

"Insulting from someone who chose to NOT serve his country in the armed forces."

    'Shame on you, Sid Miller:' Opponent rips Texas Ag Commissioner over controversial comments
    Sid Miller's Democratic challenger issued a scathing statement on Thursday after the sitting Texas Ag Commissioner compared the separation of migrant children to serving in the military. "It is ignorant to compare the families of America's service members to the unconscionable situation that vulnerable migrant children are being subjected to, and especially insulting from someone who chose to NOT serve his country in the armed forces," Kim Olson said in a statement.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

😲

😲

    Man finds rattlesnake under hood while trying to start car
    HANCOCK, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine - the rattle of a venomous timber rattlesnake.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"Just Googled you and it said you were a mout...

"Just Googled you and it said you were a mouthpiece for the Trump administration. Go f--- yourself."

    Young Trump staffers are complaining they can't date in DC because everyone hates them
    Andrew Harnik/AP Young Trump administration staffers are having a hard time dating in Washington, one of the most Democratic cities in the country. Even after leaving their administration jobs, former staffers are finding themselves on something of a social blacklist. One match on an online dating app told an administration official, "Thanks but no thanks.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

See how they celebrated the first official we...

See how they celebrated the first official week of summer.

    Photos: Laredoans party during the first official week of summer
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

See the latest updates:

See the latest updates:

    The Latest: Congressman says kids at center get good care
    MCALLEN, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Kansas Rep. Roger Marshall is returning from a visit to the Texas border saying that several hundred immigrant children detained in a center there are getting good care.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

It's pronounced 'Umble!'

It's pronounced 'Umble!'

    How to pronounce Texas' most mispronounced cities, towns on your summer road trips
    https://www.mysanantonio.com/lifestyle/travel-outdoors/article/How-to-pronounce-Texas-most-mispronounced-13020003.php
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

He tried to paint the stories of families sep...

He tried to paint the stories of families separated at the border as "phony stories of sadness and grief."

    Trump tries to change focus of border debate
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump tried to cast doubt Friday on wrenching tales of migrant children separated from their families at the border, dismissing "phony stories of sadness and grief" while asserting the real victims of the nation's immigration crisis are Americans killed by those who cross the border unlawfully.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Whether it's drinking your favorite beer whil...

Whether it's drinking your favorite beer while enjoying a fishing trip with friends or making a late-night Whataburger run, we know what we like.

    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.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The 'Find My Phone' app would completely have...

The 'Find My Phone' app would completely have negated the plot of 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off.'

    10 movie plots that would be destroyed by today's technology
    A finely made movie is of its time. Nothing happens that couldn't have actually occurred when the movie supposedly takes place. The members of The Breakfast Club, for example, can't spend detention on their mobile phones.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Thanks to the integration of the culture we n...

Thanks to the integration of the culture we now have tacos, Tex-Mex and Selena, and as the population continues to grow the state will continue to adapt as we have in the past.

    Hispanics in Texas slated to become majority population by 2022
    It's no secret that Texas has a large Hispanic population. Thanks to the integration of the culture we now have tacos, Tex-Mex and Selena, and as the population continues to grow the state will continue to adapt as we have in the past.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Check your pantries, folks.

Check your pantries, folks.

    Unbalance in yeast leads H-E-B to issue withdrawal of some bread products
    Updated 3:43 pm, Saturday, June 23, 2018 After discovering an odor among some of its bread products, H-E-B issued a withdrawal of those products, according to a company statement Saturday afternoon. None of the withdrawn products present a health risk, according to H-E-B.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

#BREAKING: #Mistrial What do you think?

#BREAKING: #Mistrial What do you think?

    Mistrial declared in Houston diner choking case
    Jurors Saturday deadlocked while deliberating the guilt of Terry Thompson, resulting in state District Judge Kelli Johnson declaring a mistrial after more than 26 hours of deliberations over three days. Because the jury could not decide, the prosecution will have to determine if and when they will re-try Thompson.
    https://m.chron.com

16 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Mistrial declared in Houston diner choking case
    Jurors Saturday deadlocked while deliberating the guilt of Terry Thompson, resulting in state District Judge Kelli Johnson declaring a mistrial after more than 26 hours of deliberations over three days. Because the jury could not decide, the prosecution will have to determine if and when they will re-try Thompson.
    https://m.chron.com

16 hours ago

With her new baby boy finally here, the actre...

With her new baby boy finally here, the actress must be eager to sell the beautiful European-style estate.

    Texas native Eva Longoria slashes $3 million off Hollywood Hills mansion
    Texas native and new mom, Eva Longoria has drastically reduced the price of her Hollywood Hills hideaway months after listing the luxe, 2.75-acre property.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Do you think what WikiLeaks did was ethical o...

Do you think what WikiLeaks did was ethical or right?

    WikiLeaks publishes identities and information about ICE employees amid intensifying anger
    WikiLeaks on Thursday published a database identifying more than 9,000 supposed current and former U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement employees, saying it is important for "increasing accountability." The database contains the employees' publicly available personal information and job history scraped from LinkedIn, including deportation officers, IT workers, human resource interns and legal assistants, among others.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The notoriously hard-to-get-into Texas hotel ...

The notoriously hard-to-get-into Texas hotel renovated more than 35 rooms along with the exterior.

    Famous Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park renovated and open for reservations
    Published 1:03 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The notoriously hard-to-get-into Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park is officially accepting reservations after finally completing months of expensive renovations.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

This may or may not be good for bargain hunte...

This may or may not be good for bargain hunters.

    You don't need a membership to shop at Costco online - but there's a catch
    You don't need to be a Costco member to shop online. However, there's a catch - non-members have to pay a 5% surcharge on most online items, and some Costco online prices are up to 20% higher than the prices offered in-store. There are other ways to shop at Costco without being a member.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Pack up the family, it's road trip time.

Pack up the family, it's road trip time.

    Two Texas cities named among the most affordable U.S. travel destinations
    Published 4:07 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Personal finance company, SmartAsset released a list for the most affordable travel destinations in the U.S., and two Texas cities made the cut.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

“We are not going to allow a shortage to mate...

“We are not going to allow a shortage to materialize to the point where markets will be squeezed and consumers will be hurt"

    OPEC, after bolstering prices, considers ramping up oil production
    VIENNA - Major oil-producing countries agreed Friday to jointly raise exports, a decision that has driven considerable division among them but could temper criticism from President Donald Trump. Officials from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, as well as other major producers like Russia, were set to increase their total output by around 1 percent of the global oil supply.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

"Don't bother reporting them just use a firin...

"Don't bother reporting them just use a firing squad."

    Texas Tech University condemns 'Frat Chat' which mentioned shooting immigrants for 'sport'
    Published 2:27 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 Texas Tech University has issued a statement condemning a "Frat Chat" filled with racist comments after the conversation, which included suggestions to shoot immigrants for "sport," was made public Thursday.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

All the new movies and shows you can watch ne...

All the new movies and shows you can watch next month.

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

20 hours ago

What do you think about this?

What do you think about this?

    Sanders says she was told to leave Virginia restaurant
    WASHINGTON (AP) - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Saturday she was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump, becoming the latest administration official to experience a brusque reception in a public setting.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Congratulations to the happy family!

Congratulations to the happy family!

    HGTV's Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child
    WACO, Texas (AP) - HGTV's Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child - a boy. The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, "The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!" The stars of the TV show "Fixer Upper" have two daughters and two others sons.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

The cause of death is unknown.

The cause of death is unknown.

    Vinnie Paul, Co-Founder of Metal Band Pantera, Dies at 54
    Vinnie Paul, the legendary drummer and co-founder of Texas metal band Pantera, has died at the age of 54. The cause of death has not been made public as of this writing. Billboard first reported the news, later confirmed on Pantera's official Facebook page.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

So far, the jury has deliberated for over 20 ...

So far, the jury has deliberated for over 20 hours over a span of 3 days.

    Jurors in choking trial aren't barred from working on Sabbath
    Jurors Saturday continued deliberating the fate of Terry Thompson who is on trial for murder in the choking death of a young father during a late-night altercation at a Crosby highway diner. The jury has deliberated more than 20 hours over three days and may have to work Sunday, according to experts.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

If anyone has information, you're asked to ca...

If anyone has information, you're asked to call the cops.

    Police: 17-year-old shooting victim may have been lured outside by phone call
    A 17-year-old was fatally shot outside of his Brookhaven-area apartment Friday night, Houston Police said. The victim may have received a phone call to come outside just before he was shot, police said. Police were called to the Bellfort Pines Apartment Homes at 8300 Canyon St., around 9:15 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Administrators are scrambling to fix the proj...

Administrators are scrambling to fix the projected $30 million hole in the upcoming budget.

    Klein ISD could freeze hiring, postpone school opening to close budget gap
    Klein ISD trustees will consider a hiring freeze, kick in less for employee benefits, postpone the opening of its newest elementary school and trim administrators' salaries as part of an effort to close a $30 million budget gap.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

<3

<3

    'Game of Thrones' co-stars Kit Harington, Rose Leslie wed
    LONDON (AP) - Former "Game of Thrones" co-stars Kit Harington and Rose Leslie married Saturday with a church service and a celebration at the bride's ancestral castle in Scotland. The couple and guests arrived for the afternoon service at Rayne Church, close to the 900-year-old Wardhill Castle in northeast Scotland, which is owned by Leslie's family.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

None of these stories is legit, even though t...

None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media.

    NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week
    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

Their reactions when they finally realize wha...

Their reactions when they finally realize what's inside = PRICELESS. ❤️😂

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Their reactions when they finally realize what's inside = PRICELESS. ❤️😂
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25 hours ago

Happy Pride, Houston!

Happy Pride, Houston!

    Rainbow on the Green gets Pride weekend off to a dancing start
    Friday night, Discovery Green became Disco-ball Green. Dance anthems ruled the night during the ninth annual Rainbow on the Green, a family-friendly LGBT celebration held in conjunction with Houston's Pride festivities. The night was headlined by Deborah Cox, whose powerful voice has fronted 13 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Dance Club Songs chart.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Yum!

Yum!

    2018 Houston BBQ Throwdown set for Sept. 16
    Who is the most creative pitmaster in barbecueland? You'll find out at the 4th annual Houston BBQ Throwdown, a competition for smoked meat practitioners to create Houston's next great barbecue dish. The event, sponsored by the Houston Barbecue Festival and Saint Arnold Brewing Company, will be held Sunday, Sept.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

Plan your work excuses now. We're going with ...

Plan your work excuses now. We're going with "flat tire" this time.

    Minute Maid Park bringing back movie day with a screening of 'The Sandlot' next week
    The timeless children's baseball movie is coming back to Minute Maid Park next week for an afternoon screening.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

But there's a catch.

But there's a catch.

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

28 hours ago

Cube: "We've got to salute the single mothers...

Cube: "We've got to salute the single mothers, so I'm here to spread a little love"

    Photos from Ice Cube's visit to Houston as part of youth basketball initiative, Big3 opening game
    Actor, rapper, and writer Ice Cube visited Houston this week as part of his BIG3 half-court basketball league. But before sitting court side, Cube, whose legal name is O'Shea Jackson, met with single mothers at a city library in Acres Homes.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

28 hours ago

Pi Pizza HTX is known for unique pizzas and s...

Pi Pizza HTX is known for unique pizzas and strong drinks.

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

29 hours ago

Furry little guys!

Furry little guys!

    Yes, there are tarantulas in the Houston area but they probably don't want to hurt you
    This week a family in a neighborhood in Missouri City discovered a gang of tarantulas in their backyard, leading locals to get the creeps in short order. On Thursday KTRK-TV spoke with residents that found three Texas brown tarantulas behind their home, leading some of the community to fret over the furry, fearsome-looking spiders with bad PR.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

Cool story, govt.

Cool story, govt.

    Want Houston to fix your street, park or library? Harvey may delay the job
    The full impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston's capital spending plans is coming into focus as city officials propose their annual five-year projects plan. It is difficult to track incremental delays and schedule shifts among the 500 airport, utility, streets, drainage, police, fire, health, library, parks and other projects in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, but it is hard to miss the weight being given to the storm.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

Epps was to be first black crew member.

Epps was to be first black crew member.

    Jeanette Epps doesn't know why NASA booted her from International Space Station flight
    Jeanette Epps still does not know why she was booted in January from this month's International Space Station flight, where she would have made history as the first black crew member. But she thinks it was a decision made by someone at NASA, not their Russian partners, she told reporter Megan Gannon on Friday at the Tech Open Air Festival.
    https://www.chron.com

31 hours ago

Here comes traffic.

Here comes traffic.

    Houston among 3 finalists to host 2020 Democratic National Convention
    Houston is one of three cities still in the running to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention after party officials cut the list of potential sites in half. Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked off Wednesday's regular city council meeting with the announcement, noting that Milwaukee, Denver and the Miami area were the other remaining finalists.
    https://www.chron.com

32 hours ago

The committee’s plan,presented this month, pr...

The committee’s plan,presented this month, proposes adding a high school, two junior highs and two elementary schools and replacing three existing elementary buildings.

    Alvin ISD considers $480 million plan for growth which includes five new campuses and replacements of others.
    Faced with skyrocketing growth, Alvin ISD trustees are considering a committee's recommendation to build multiple campuses, including another high school, within 10 years and to cover the cost through a Nov. 6 bond election for almost $480.5 million.
    https://www.chron.com

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