1 hour ago

"I am lucky to have my hand."

"I am lucky to have my hand."

    Houston model and Instagram celebrity attacked by shark
    A trip to the Bahamas for one Houston model and Instagram celebrity turned into nightmare after she decided to swim with some nurse sharks. Katarina Zarutskie, 19, an international business and nursing student at the University of Miami, was on vacation in June with her boyfriend and family when they stumbled upon a beautiful pool of water.
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1 hour ago

From the Houston Chronicle: A DNA test reveal...

From the Houston Chronicle: A DNA test revealed some deep family secrets.

    How I learned a decades-old family secret that rocked my world
    The mystery began - or, perhaps, more rightly began to end - with a phone call in early 2017. My son, Brian McGrath, 38, of McKinney, had a revelation and a question. The revelation was that he had been doing some family research on the genealogy website Ancestry.com.
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2 hours ago

It's ok to laugh.

It's ok to laugh.

    Texas police department showcases their best bloopers caught on camera
    A police department is Northeast Texas poked fun at some of its officers in a new video featuring a montage of their slip-ups. The video from the Carrollton Texas Police Department was posted on YouTube Tuesday and features dash cam footage of an officer fighting off a bug, tripping on the pavement during a traffic stop, and running into a glass wall.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Do you remember the first thing you ate at Wh...

Do you remember the first thing you ate at Whataburger? https://chrn.cl/2LbW3Ic (Photo by Hollis Johnson | Business Insider)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Do you remember the first thing you ate at Whataburger? https://chrn.cl/2LbW3Ic (Photo by Hollis Johnson | Business Insider)
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3 hours ago

This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and ru...

This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and runs out with a toolkit. Too bad he can't find his car. Full story: https://chrn.cl/2NfPvWz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and runs out with a toolkit. Too bad he can't find his car. Full story: https://chrn.cl/2NfPvWz
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3 hours ago

This insanely cool street art is coming to to...

This insanely cool street art is coming to to Houston. And the best part...its free. https://chrn.cl/2upS5lH (Photo Courtesy of Nuit Blanche Houston)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This insanely cool street art is coming to to Houston. And the best part...its free. https://chrn.cl/2upS5lH (Photo Courtesy of Nuit Blanche Houston)
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4 hours ago

Probably too expensive.

Probably too expensive.

    Contemporary home for sale in Upper Kirby stuns with pool, modern finishes
    A sleek 4,386 square foot property in Upper Kirby is on sale for $1.6 million and perfect for the Houston car enthusiast. The contemporary home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a three car garage, according to Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty agent Ashton Martini.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The tiny skoolie runs on solar power, has a l...

The tiny skoolie runs on solar power, has a living room, dining area, office, guest bed, bedroom and storage.

    Couple explains how they turned a school bus into the perfect vehicle to tour the United States
    The bus, dubbed Vicaribus, has been all over the United States in the past three months and is just the cutest skoolie I've seen.
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5 hours ago

That's a pretty nice payday.

That's a pretty nice payday.

    John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included his dad.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

uthorities are investigating an officer-invol...

uthorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday at an Alvin church in the 2100 block of West Lang Street.

    Officer involved in shooting at Alvin church
    Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday at an Alvin church, according to media reports. A police officer shot a man about 5 p.m. at Alvin Missionary Baptist Church in the 2100 block of West Lang Street, according to KHOU .
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5 hours ago

Be sure to set your DVR!

Be sure to set your DVR!

    Kingwood resident to appear on Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters" next month
    It was no surprise to Kingwood resident Sloan Rinaldi that landing her Texas Q barbecue sauce in every H-E-B in Texas in 2016 would jump start her grill master journey. Now, the whole world will get a taste of Texas Q on Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters," which debuts July 31.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

He is expected to face drunk driving charges,...

He is expected to face drunk driving charges, but authorities said he could also be charged with failure to stop and render aid. And, if an investigation finds that he ran the light, he could be hit with an intoxication manslaughter charge.

    Driver allegedly runs over man, drunkenly returns to scene to turn self in
    A Houston man is expected to face charges after he allegedly ran over a pedestrian Saturday night, then came back to turn himself in. Tirone Curtis was headed east in his SUV in the 15000 block of West around 9 p.m. when he hit a man walking in the crosswalk, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Previews for the upcoming season's hit series...

Previews for the upcoming season's hit series "Insecure," "The Deuce" and "Ballers" were shown to fans at the event.

    HBO launches 'Mixtapes and Roller Skates' in Houston
    Premium cable network HBO hosted the first stop of its "Mixtapes And Roller Skates" summer event series Saturday at Funplex, 13700 Beechnut Street, in Houston. Previews for the upcoming season's hit series "Insecure," "The Deuce" and "Ballers" were shown to fans at the event.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He...

This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He helped France win the World Cup on Sunday. What were you doing at 19? (Photo by Martin Meissner | Associated Press)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He helped France win the World Cup on Sunday. What were you doing at 19? (Photo by Martin Meissner | Associated Press)
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7 hours ago

🐊 + 🐕 = A bad time at Lake Houston.

🐊 + 🐕 = A bad time at Lake Houston.

    Gator tries to eat pet at Lake Houston park
    Park patrons may soon see alligator warning signs at East End Park on the banks of Lake Houston. Kingwood Service Association officials say alligator sightings are not entirely uncommon for areas bordering Lake Houston waterways and have been reported many times over the years.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

This was Verlander's first time facing his fo...

This was Verlander's first time facing his former team since being traded to Houston last year.

    Tigers rough up Justin Verlander in Astros' loss
    John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Verlander (9-5) allowed a season-high six runs on six hits, striking out 12, as he lost his third straight decision.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A teenage robbery suspect was shot by police ...

A teenage robbery suspect was shot by police Sunday morning after sticking up a gardener as he worked in a Northline yard.

    Robbery suspect shot by police in north Houston
    A suspect was hit in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in north Houston, according to police. No officers were wounded, and Houston police initially declined to say whether the suspect was wounded or killed in the shooting just after 8 a.m. in the 700 block of Doverside.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organize...

The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organizers are recruiting homes and homeowners for the next lineup.

    Weird Homes Tour recruiting homes for 2018 tour
    Winking hippos, a C3PO-like metallic mannequin, outlandish art and over-the-top murals have all won over judges at the annual Weird Homes Tour. The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organizers are recruiting homes and homeowners for the next lineup.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Zsa Zsa — with her floppy tongue, crooked tee...

Zsa Zsa — with her floppy tongue, crooked teeth and pink manicure — won the annual contest on June 23

    World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title
    ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told NBC's "Today " that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had passed away when he got up in the morning.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

This is so sad

This is so sad

    High school basketball star from San Antonio area died after falling asleep at the wheel
    Luis Gonzales grew up taking care of his mother, assisting her when she was bedridden while he was still young. Now, his mother is preparing to bury him. The 19-year-old from Poth, about 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, fell asleep while driving early Thursday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

'Fixer Upper' has ended, but Magnolia Realty ...

'Fixer Upper' has ended, but Magnolia Realty is still going strong for Joanna and Chip Gaines. See inside their latest project, the rehab of the historic Midland Hotel in Central Texas.

    Chip and Joanna Gaines' Latest Listing Has 14 Bedrooms, and You Won't Believe Why
    Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest listing caught out eye because it has-count 'em!-14 bedrooms. Wanna wager a guess why? provided by Chip and Joanna Gaines seem to have some kind of magical ability to turn anything they touch to gold-whether it's a hit TV show, a home decor line at Target, or a vacation rental side biz that stays booked all year long.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading ...

An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading into the north side of the La Porte Municipal Airport just before 10 a.m. when it went down about 300 yards from the end of the runway.

    2 dead after plane crash near La Porte neighborhood
    Two people were killed after a small plane crashed Sunday morning near a La Porte neighborhood. An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading into the north side of the La Porte Municipal Airport just before 10 a.m. when it went down about 300 yards from the end of the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide t...

Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide their children when they show an entrepreneurial streak. In his upcoming book "Kid Start-Up," Cuban said parents can help their children by coming up with an action plan for their business idea.

    Mark Cuban explains the steps any parent should take when their child has an idea for a business - whether you think it's good or not
    "Shark Tank"/ABC Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide their children when they show an entrepreneurial streak. In his upcoming book "Kid Start-Up," Cuban said parents can help their children by coming up with an action plan for their business idea.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

See what it looks like inside the Honey Badge...

See what it looks like inside the Honey Badger's former hideout.

    Headed for Houston, All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu selling Arizona mansion for $1.4M
    After being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu-aka "Honey Badger"-is selling his suburban mansion near Phoenix for $1.4M.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The guy in charge tells us what it's like in ...

The guy in charge tells us what it's like in this Q&A.

    Villager Q & A: Fred Everson, controller Emerald Lake nude resort
    Montgomery County is home to many cool places, sites and events, but in one corner of the county about 20 minutes from the heart of The Woodlands is a little known resort where visitors shed their clothes and enjoy the Southeast Texas sun and warm temperatures au naturel-Emerald Lake Naturist Resort and RV Park.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Lauren Biggers reeled in the shark from the b...

Lauren Biggers reeled in the shark from the beach while her husband was out fishing 10 miles off the coast.

    Conroe woman lands big catch while on vacation at Surfside Beach
    A Conroe woman's unexpected catch - a shark - while vacationing at Surfside Beach has become a viral video sensation across the nation. To celebrate her husband's 30th birthday, Lauren Biggers along with friends and family rented a house along Surfside Beach at the beginning of July.
    https://www.yourconroenews.com

14 hours ago

The preservation idea proved to be "a complet...

The preservation idea proved to be "a complete disaster"

    8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the capital to a new national park, the government said Friday, calling the toll "unprecedented" in more than a decade of such transfers.
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15 hours ago

It's got homes for your friends, entertainmen...

It's got homes for your friends, entertainment, a garden and bass fishing. What more could you possibly need?

    Start your own little village at this Angleton ranch for sale
    The right person could conceivably produce many of the things they'd need to survive on this massive ranch for sale in Angleton, and have fun while doing so. The 74-acre property, listed at almost $1.6 million, consists of two tracts that may be purchased together or separately - 36 acres off County Road 32, and a secluded estate in back, where a main home and two guest houses sit on 38 acres.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Discovery Green and other venues are ready to...

Discovery Green and other venues are ready to host fans

    Where to watch Sunday's World Cup finale in Houston
    Soccer fans will gather at bars, barbecues and backyard gatherings around Houston on Sunday morning to watch the World Cup finale as 2-to-1 favorite France battles first-ever finalist Croatia for the coveted prize. Enthusiasts and Johnny-come-latelies may also join the merriment at the FIFA World Cup Watch Party at Discovery Green, where soccer clinics will be offered.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Take a peek inside Honey Badger's former lair...

Take a peek inside Honey Badger's former lair.

    Headed for Houston, All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu selling Arizona mansion for $1.4M
    After being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu-aka "Honey Badger"-is selling his suburban mansion near Phoenix for $1.4M.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Be careful and watch out for cyclists!

Be careful and watch out for cyclists!

    Houston among the most dangerous cities for cyclists, study finds
    A new study shows there's still work to do when it comes to making Houston a more bike-friendly city. Your Local Security, a security business blog, recently named Houston among the top 10 most dangerous cities for cyclists. The study placed Houston at number six in the U.S., the only Texas city to make it to the top 10 most dangerous.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

On HoustonChronicle.com:

On HoustonChronicle.com:

    City of Baytown sues cancer-stricken firefighter to avoid paying insurance claims
    A firefighter battling cancer is being sued by the City of Baytown in order to deny paying him insurance coverage for his treatment over the last 18 months. Patrick Mahoney, a battalion chief for the Baytown Fire Department, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in December 2016, forcing him to have half of his thyroid removed and undergo continued treatment, including thyroid hormone supplements and regular blood work.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

18 hours ago

The video is disturbing.

The video is disturbing.

    El Paso cop pulls gun on group of children, arrests cameraman
    An El Paso police officer is being investigated after video showing him threatening a group of children with a gun went viral. Filmed on Thursday, the video shows the El Paso Police Department cop detaining one child while yelling at others to get back.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Further down the Democratic ballot, however, ...

Further down the Democratic ballot, however, things aren't as rosy.

    Beto O'Rourke is out-raising Ted Cruz. Other Texas Democrats? Not so much.
    Texas Congressman and Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke is sitting pretty. Further down the Democratic ballot, however, things aren't so rosy.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The Kickstarter goal has already been reached...

The Kickstarter goal has already been reached.

    Fed up with wild districts, Texas siblings create gerrymandering board game
    A trio of Austin siblings are launching a board game to educate others, especially lawmakers, about gerrymandering. Josh, 17, and his 23-year-old twin siblings Louis and Rebecca Lafair grew up in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the Lone Star State.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Texas is leading the nation in colleges targe...

Texas is leading the nation in colleges targeted by this dangerous hate group.

    Things to know about white nationalists, the hate group targeting Texas colleges
    A disturbing report by a Jewish civil rights group found that the number of incidents of white supremacist propaganda on college campuses rose by 77 percent over the past nine months. Leading the nation is Texas with 67 incidents since September 2016, according to the Anti-Defamation League report.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

"When I close my eyes, I see the oxygen masks...

"When I close my eyes, I see the oxygen masks dangling in front of me."

    Vaping co-pilot causes passenger plane to drop 20,000 feet, deploy oxygen masks
    A co-pilot on an Air China flight from Hong Kong to Dalian caused the plane to drop 19,600 feet due to a mishap while vaping, Chinese officials say. On Friday, officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China told reporters that the co-pilot attempted to disable air-recycling fans in order to prevent passengers from detecting the vapor.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

If you have this for your pet, you want to st...

If you have this for your pet, you want to stop using it immediately.

    Recall: 2 dogs suffocate after using IKEA water dispenser
    IKEA has issued a worldwide recall after two dogs died from using a pet water dispenser sold at the store. Both dogs died from suffocation after getting their heads stuck in the Lurvig water dispenser, an item that was featured in their pet furniture and accessories line released in 2017.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

Follow the rules y'all.

Follow the rules y'all.

    The cans and cannots of the New Braunfels can ban
    Picture a family floating down the Comal River in New Braunfels in 2016. Equipped with enough sunscreen and snacks to last them the whole three-hour float, they are ready for a day of tubing and family bonding. They have a large Styrofoam cooler, which is placed in a tube tied to Mom's float.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

It's hard to believe that it's paint.

It's hard to believe that it's paint.

    PHOTOS: World Bodypainting Festival gets creative, naked in Austria
    The 21st annual World Bodypainting Festival kicked off in Austria this week, which means a ton of people are getting naked, sort of. Hundreds of artists are descending on Klagenfurt, the capital of Corinthia, the southernmost state in Austria, to use bodies of all shapes and sizes as canvasses for their brilliant, eccentric creations.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Deputy shot man who showed up to pool party with AK-47
    The man arrived at the party on Reeveston Road with an AK-47, looking for his wife, authorities said. Minutes later, the fraught scene in north Harris County ended when two sheriff's deputies confronted the man and shot him. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said they received their first call at around 5:45 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

A judge this week sentenced the 63-year-old w...

A judge this week sentenced the 63-year-old woman to nine years for manslaughter.

    She found her father's child porn images of herself, then killed him - and kept it secret for 12 years
    Barbara Coombes, 51, had just been gardening in her father's backyard, on a street of red-brick terrace homes in their quiet suburb near Manchester, England, when she went inside and spotted a box on the dining room table. Sifting through the box, she was repulsed by what she saw: A trove of pornographic photos - of children.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Driving to her sister's home in Southern Cali...

Driving to her sister's home in Southern California, she swerved to avoid an animal in the road and plunged off a 200-foot cliff.

    Sister of motorist found on Big Sur beach: 'It's not going to be an easy recovery'
    Angela Hernandez sat injured and dazed for seven days on a small craggy beach at the bottom of a cliff along Central California's picturesque coastline, surviving on water from her wrecked Jeep's radiator, anxiously hoping someone would find her.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

Which building in Texas would you have nomina...

Which building in Texas would you have nominated as the best "architectural masterpiece"?

    Texans name Houston's Bank of America Center the state's most beautiful building
    Houstonians know Houston is awesome, but it seems the rest of Texas would agree. According to Business Insider, when they asked readers to name the favorite "architectural masterpiece" in their state, Texans decided the heart of the Bayou City was the place to be.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

The pool closed indefinitely earlier this yea...

The pool closed indefinitely earlier this year due to a hazardous "structural failure."

    Texas distillery teams up with Truluck's Seafood to help save Balmorhea State Park
    Balmorhea State Park, one of Texas' most popular oasis was closed indefinitely in May due to a potentially hazardous "structural failure" in the concrete apron installed to help stabilize the walls of the pool from erosion.
    https://www.chron.com

31 hours ago

A Williamson County Sheriffs Office sheriff r...

A Williamson County Sheriffs Office sheriff recently saved a turtle from the middle of the road. For the full story: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Williamson-County-Sheriff-Chody-turtle-13073734.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Williamson County Sheriffs Office sheriff recently saved a turtle from the middle of the road. For the full story:...
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32 hours ago

Of course there was a Mary Poppins reference ...

Of course there was a Mary Poppins reference ...

    AP PHOTOS: Humor, irreverence in UK anti-Trump signs
    LONDON (AP) - "Super Callous Fragile Racist Sexist Nazi POTUS": That slogan, referencing a song from "Mary Poppins," is just one of the many humorous and creative signs seen at the huge rallies protesting President Donald Trump's visit to Britain.
    https://www.chron.com

35 hours ago

Who got the information from Russian hackers?...

Who got the information from Russian hackers?

    6 questions from the indictment of 12 Russians for hacking
    One thing is very clear from Friday's indictment of 12 Russian spies: The Justice Department believes the Russian government hacked Democrats' emails during the election to try to hurt Hillary Clinton's chances of winning. But the indictment left some tantalizing questions unanswered about who may have had contact with the Russian hackers and why.
    https://www.chron.com

36 hours ago

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    Houston restaurants that received health citations from July 2 through July 9
    Gnats, roaches, and beef thawed in a container in the mop sink are just some of the disturbing things found by health investigators at Houston restaurants from July 2 through July 9. During health inspections, inspectors distribute violations that carry a weight between 1 and 25, increasing in severity.
    https://www.chron.com

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