4 min ago

John Lovett is accused of entering another co...

John Lovett is accused of entering another county official's office and using her timestamp.

    San Jacinto County judge arrested after indictment on burglary, other charges
    Coldspring residents near the courthouse square Monday afternoon were surprised to see San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers leading County Judge John Lovett out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Lovett was arrested at around 12:23 p.m. after charges stemming from a July 2017 incident went before the grand jury and Lovett was indicted.
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24 min ago

The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a H...

The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a Houston bride and groom during their wedding by making an appearance during the couple's reception. https://bit.ly/2qSvMDm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Houston Astros mascot Orbit surprised a Houston bride and groom during their wedding by making an appearance during the couple's reception. https://bit.ly/2qSvMDm
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25 min ago

BREAKING: Thoughts and prayers for the family...

BREAKING: Thoughts and prayers for the family

    Elder George Bush hospitalized with blood infection, responding to treatment
    Former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital on Sunday morning after developing an infection that had spread to his blood, his spokesman said Monday evening.
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44 min ago

It's NOT a tumor!

It's NOT a tumor!

    Dog thought to have cancer gets operation; turns out she just loves teddy bears too much
    Published 8:50 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 A St. Bernard dog in England was at first believed to have cancer, but instead gave veterinarians a shock when something else was discovered during surgery: four half-eaten teddy bears.
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1 hour ago

A team of wild hogs were captured on video ru...

A team of wild hogs were captured on video running around in a Spring neighborhood. https://bit.ly/2vBHoiZ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A team of wild hogs were captured on video running around in a Spring neighborhood. https://bit.ly/2vBHoiZ
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1 hour ago

The incident was believed to be unprecedented...

The incident was believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city.

    Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded. According to a police report, the afternoon shooting happened in front of a hotel in the heart of Cancun's resort-studded strip.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

High school students wait in silence before w...

High school students wait in silence before walking after the presentation during the Houston Youth Walkout, last Friday. The students walked from Carnagie Vanguard High School in Montrose to Houston City Hall. https://bit.ly/2JcDI98

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    High school students wait in silence before walking after the presentation during the Houston Youth Walkout, last Friday. The students walked from Carnagie Vanguard High School in Montrose to Houston...
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1 hour ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    San Jacinto County judge arrested after indictment on burglary, other charges
    Coldspring residents near the courthouse square Monday afternoon were surprised to see San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers leading County Judge John Lovett out of the courthouse in handcuffs. Lovett was arrested at around 12:23 p.m. after charges stemming from a July 2017 incident went before the grand jury and Lovett was indicted.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Awesome:

Awesome:

    Selena's brother gives shout-out to Fiesta reveler with hat honoring Queen of Tejano
    One San Antonian combined the beloved icon and the city's favorite annual event for one decked out Fiesta hat. Selena's brother A.B. Quintanilla took to Twitter at the start of Fiesta to marvel at a Fiesta hat featuring his famous sister.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The rumors of Yeti severing ties with the NRA...

The rumors of Yeti severing ties with the NRA started on Saturday, when lobbyist Marion Hammer wrote a letter claiming Yeti was no longer going to be a vendor for organization.

    Yeti Coolers says it's not cutting ties with NRA, calls NRA-ILA statement 'inaccurate'
    Austin-based Yeti has come under fire from the National Rifle Association after a lobbyist for the pro-gun organization claims the outdoor company dropped the NRA without a reason. Yeti clarified on Monday that they've never dropped the NRA. Instead, Yeti said it was eliminating "a group of outdated discounting programs" and called the NRA's statement was "inaccurate."
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

A bomb squad had to be called.

A bomb squad had to be called.

    World War II mortar found in TX home forces evacuation
    Dallas-area police are taking no chances with a World War II mortar discovered in the home of a Rowlett resident. Police said they evacuated homes and shut down a turnpike near the residence while officers dealt with the explosive device, NBC 5 reported.
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3 hours ago

Gov. Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner and ...

Gov. Greg Abbott, Mayor Sylvester Turner and officials from the Texas Medical Center are expected to announce new details about TMC3, a collaborative medical research campus slated for 30 acres between Brays Bayou and Old Spanish Trail.

    Governor, Turner, TMC officials to announce new project
    A sweeping medical research campus being planned for 30 acres of Texas Medical Center land will establish Houston as an international hub for biomedical innovations and bring together four of the city's powerhouse research institutions, officials said Monday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

She pushes the dogs away from the car as they...

She pushes the dogs away from the car as they try to stay with her. Then, with a final shove to get the last dog out, she closes the door on the startled animals and the driver speeds away.

    Video of woman abandoning dogs draws outrage
    Updated 8:06 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 A woman taped as she abandoned four dogs in a rural Southwest side neighborhood has contacted Animal Care Services after the video went viral and drew outrage from viewers around the world.
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3 hours ago

How many games do you think the Houston Texan...

How many games do you think the Houston Texans will win this season? Las Vegas sportsbooks already are making their best estimates.

    Las Vegas' projected win totals for Texans, rest of NFL
    The favorite offseason pastime for NFL fans - aside from scouring mock drafts - is analyzing their team's schedule as they wait for training camp to get started. They go down the schedule: Win. Loss. Win. Win. Loss. Or if you're a delusional Cowboys fan, it goes more like: Win.
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4 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    Police: Waffle House suspect arrested near his apartment
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The suspect in an attack that killed four people at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee was arrested Monday not far from his apartment, police said. Authorities had mounted a massive manhunt for 29-year-old Travis Reinking, after the Sunday morning attacks, in which a gunman clad only in a jacket used an AR-15 rifle to kill four and injure others.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Tickets go on sale soon:

Tickets go on sale soon:

    J Balvin brings Vibras to Sugar Land
    The worldwide phenomenon is releasing a new album and going on tour.
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4 hours ago

Authorities said his victims were as young as...

Authorities said his victims were as young as 6 years old. At least one of his trips was arranged by the mother of one of the young victims.

    Man who went on sex trips gets 330 years for child porn
    FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - A Florida man has been sentenced to 330 years in prison on child pornography charges after authorities say he took sex tourism trips to the Philippines and made and posted videos of sexual encounters he had with young children.
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5 hours ago

The viral artwork was made for Rice Universi...

The viral artwork was made for Rice University's Bashor Lab in by German artist Lennart:

    Artist turns Houston skyline into beautiful vintage video game-inspired scene
    The connection between synthetic biology research and pixel artwork has finally been found here in Houston. This combination, which both require the meticulous study of small objects, was made thanks to Ronan O'Connell, a Rice University doctorate student working in the Bioengineering Department's Bashor Lab.
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5 hours ago

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over ...

Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention.

    The Yellowstone supervolcano is a disaster waiting to happen
    Yellowstone National Park sits squarely over a giant, active volcano. This requires attention. Yellowstone has been a national park since 1872, but it was only in the 1960s that scientists realized the scale of the volcano - it's 44 miles across - and not until the 1980s did they grasp that this thing is fully alive and still threatens to erupt catastrophically.
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6 hours ago

Can't unsee this photo as a work of art now.

Can't unsee this photo as a work of art now.

    James Harden becomes a Renaissance-era painting, thanks to Twitter
    Rockets star James Harden and the Minnesota Timberwolves crowd are being likened to a painting from the Renaissance after someone on Twitter made the connection. And, after seeing all of the reactions on social media, it's hard to disagree.
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6 hours ago

Recognize him?

Recognize him?

    What Houston Rockets players looked like as kids
    With just 25 games left in the regular season, the Rockets are the best team in the NBA. No matter what anyone tells you about the mighty Golden State Warriors. Numbers don't lie, and the Rockets have a half-game edge over the Warriors in the standings, and also own the tiebreaker.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

This will be a HUGE party for Houston.

This will be a HUGE party for Houston.

    Chris Young, The Mavericks, 'Cupid Shuffle' top Freedom Over Texas July 4th lineup
    The city's annual Fourth of July celebration will include country music. And a very familiar dance.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The parent company of TXU Energy is cutting 3...

The parent company of TXU Energy is cutting 308 jobs just two day after it completed its merger with Dynegy.

    Vistra cuts some 300 Houston jobs after Dynegy merger
    Texas power company Vistra Energy Corp., the parent company of TXU Energy, is cutting 308 jobs just two day after it completed its merger with Dynegy.
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7 hours ago

A young woman married her birth father and ha...

A young woman married her birth father and had a baby with him. After she decided to leave him, she lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.

    A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder
    DOVER, N.Y. (AP) - What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly. A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Take a look at the special program for the fu...

Take a look at the special program for the funeral:

    See what former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral program looked like
    More than 1,500 people attended former first lady Barbara Bush's funeral on Saturday in Houston, with past presidents, first ladies, and current first lady Melania Trump all in attendance along with countless friends and family members. Attendees were given a special program for the funeral as they entered St.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

New details are emerging about the shooting s...

New details are emerging about the shooting suspect:

    The Waffle House shooting suspect was arrested near the White House in 2017, had 4 guns confiscated then returned to him
    Metro Nashville Police Department via Associated Press The suspect in the weekend Waffle House shooting was arrested last year by the Secret Service. Travis Reinking, 29, is accused of killing four people and injuring two at a restaurant in Nashville, Tennessee, early Sunday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

They were determined to be from Guatemala, Me...

They were determined to be from Guatemala, Mexico and Honduras.

    56 illegal immigrants found in south Laredo stash house
    Border Patrol agents along with the Laredo Police Department responded Thursday to a request for assistance from Homeland Security Investigations regarding suspicious activity at a residence on San Luis Street. A total of 56 undocumented immigrants, including men, women and children, were found inside the residence.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Ford F-250s are especially in danger of losin...

Ford F-250s are especially in danger of losing an important component to thieves.

    Truck tailgates being stolen around Houston area, Shenandoah police say
    Police in the Houston area have seen an increase in the theft of pickup truck tailgates recently, the Shenandoah Police Department said in a news release. "Trends show that suspects are targeting tailgates with built-in backup camera systems, with the Ford F-250 being at the top of the list," police said.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid o...

Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid off the most people so far this year, eight were in Harris County.

    These Texas businesses have laid off the most employees so far this year
    Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid off the most people so far this year, eight were in Harris County. One of the eight employers that has yet to report its layoffs to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is Atlantic Coffee Solutions, which is expected to cut 279 workers in June.
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9 hours ago

How weird would it be to see ANOTHER Biggio b...

How weird would it be to see ANOTHER Biggio batting against the Astros one day? (Via the The New York Times.)

    Cavan Biggio, son of Craig Biggio, one of a trio of sons of MLB players tearing up the minors
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Craig Breslow is 37 years old, with a dozen years of experience as a left-handed reliever in the major leagues. He is pitching now for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, just getting to know his teammates.
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9 hours ago

How weird would it be to see a Biggio batting...

How weird would it be to see a Biggio batting against the Astros one day? (Via the The New York Times.)

    Cavan Biggio, son of Craig Biggio, one of a trio of sons of MLB players tearing up the minors
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Craig Breslow is 37 years old, with a dozen years of experience as a left-handed reliever in the major leagues. He is pitching now for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, just getting to know his teammates.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

At one point, an officer can be heard saying,...

At one point, an officer can be heard saying, "I don't see nobody, which I don't imagine I would." Neither officer exited the vehicle at any point while the body cameras were recording.

    Police responding to dying student's 911 call stayed in their patrol car, body cam videos show
    Officers responding to a 911 call from a high school student trapped and dying in his minivan stayed in their patrol car after arriving on campus, according to body camera videos released by Cincinnati police Friday. The video comes a week and a half after the death of sophomore Kyle Plush.
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10 hours ago

It's a BOY:

It's a BOY:

    The Latest: UK leader congratulates royals on birth of son
    LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local): 1:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered "warmest congratulations" to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their new son. May says that "I wish them great happiness for the future."
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Police are searching for the gunman. He had a...

Police are searching for the gunman. He had a medium-build and was wearing a Michael Jordan jersey and jeans.

    HPD: Off-duty Fort Bend deputies exchange gunfire with club patrons
    Houston police are searching for a man who exchanged gunfire with off-duty Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies outside of a nightclub Monday morning. The shooting happened after midnight Sunday in the 3300 block of Raleigh, near South Freeway and Old Spanish Trail.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The court said this law “violates rights of t...

The court said this law “violates rights of too many third parties by restricting more speech than the Constitution permits.” Do you agree?

    Texas' 'revenge porn' law struck down by state appeals court
    AUSTIN - A Texas appeals court struck down the state's "revenge porn" law Wednesday, ruling the 2015 statute making it illegal to share intimate images the subject had reason to expect would remain private is overbroad and violates too many third parties' free speech rights.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The Houston company will have a combined 7 mi...

The Houston company will have a combined 7 million customers, including CenterPoint's 2.4 million in the local area.

    Centerpoint to buy Midwest utility for $6 billion
    CenterPoint Energy plans to buy Indiana utility Vectren Corp. for $6 billion, expanding its electric power and natural gas operations into Indiana and Ohio, it said Monday. The Houston power company's deal to purchase Vectren's outstanding shares for $72 a piece will increase the value of CenterPoint's assets to $29 billion as it operates regulated utilities across eight states and other energy businesses in 40 states.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

A mother was arrested last night after she tr...

A mother was arrested last night after she tried to set her car on fire while inside with her three young daughters in southwest Houston.

    Woman arrested after setting car on fire with 3 children inside, police say
    A mother was arrested Sunday night after she tried to set her car on fire while inside with her three young daughters, Houston police said. The woman tried to ignite her car in the 4300 block of West Orem, in central southwest Houston, police said. The children, who are 9, 11 and 13, were unharmed.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

He called it a "selfish" act to avoid being k...

He called it a "selfish" act to avoid being killed.

    Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me." Police are calling James Shaw Jr.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Yes, an apple can be considered contraband, a...

Yes, an apple can be considered contraband, apparently.

    A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs - it cost her $500
    An apple one day did not keep customs away, a Colorado woman has learned. Crystal Tadlock was given an apple sealed in a wrapper on her Delta flight from Paris on Wednesday. She was not hungry at the time and figured it would be a good snack for her second leg back to Denver, she told FOX 31 in Denver.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Some former supporters are now saying they ar...

Some former supporters are now saying they aren't looking that far ahead in the future.

    Opinion: It's becoming clear that Trump won't run in 2020
    It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump descended his faux-gold escalator to announce an improbable run for president, and Republican politicians seem just as baffled by the reality TV star's future as they were the day he first launched this publicity stunt gone wildly wrong.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Oh, Florida...

Oh, Florida...

    Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida
    LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation. Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the ce...

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the celebs partied at Coachella.

    Back for more: Celebs return to Coachella for weekend 2
    For two weekends in April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival attracts thousands who are willing to endure triple-digit temperatures for the chance to see dozens of their favorite artists perform live.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Vacation, anyone?

Vacation, anyone?

    Peek inside a Texas retreat where you basically stay in a private park
    A new Texas vacation rental property is opening their doors soon and they are bringing the glamping trend to the Hill Country.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

She has won an Emmy and placed in the top 10 ...

She has won an Emmy and placed in the top 10 of the Miss America 2010 pageant.

    Former Miss Nebraska, Emmy-winner joins Houston's KPRC-TV
    Houston's KPRC 2 has just hired former Miss Nebraska 2009 Brittany Jeffers.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

This isn't the first time he's aligned with t...

This isn't the first time he's aligned with the right.

    Kanye West's embrace of a black Trump supporter not well-received
    Hip-hop artist Kanye West was criticized by the left for his support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race. But anyone who thought that would lead him to walk away from conservative ideas found out recently that he instead may be doubling down.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Get smart

Get smart

    Get prepared for the SAT with these sample test questions
    The real reason for April showers are all the tears high school students around the country are shedding as they register for their SAT exams this month. The exam, which remains a crucial part in the college application process, will be administered May 5, according to CollegeBoard.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

She is charged with intoxication manslaughter...

She is charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

    After crash that killed 3-year-old, Houston woman charged with intoxication manslaughter
    A Houston woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a multiple-car crash Saturday that killed a 3-year-old boy. Lakendra Nicholson, 35, is being held in Harris County Jail on three charges, according to court records: intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Short summary: This episode left everyone eve...

Short summary: This episode left everyone even more confused.

    HBO's 'Westworld' returns for second season, social media reacts with incredible memes
    Fans of HBO's "Westworld" waited more than 16 months for the second season and many were left more confused by the end of the premiere on Sunday. Favorite characters, including Bernard, Dolores, and Maeve, returned and fans were thrilled to see their faces again.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

For those wondering, no she wasn't paid to gi...

For those wondering, no she wasn't paid to give her skincare products a shout out online.

    Houston fitness blogger shares before, after photos of her remarkable skincare transformation
    A Houston fitness blogger made international news after she bravely shared her skincare regimen with more than 62,000 followers on Instagram. Kerigan Pike, 21, was born and raised in the Houston area, but when she was growing up, her teenage acne took a toll on her self-confidence.
    https://www.chron.com

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