31 min ago

Who's been serving booze in Houston the longe...

Who's been serving booze in Houston the longest? These local spots have:

    The bars and restaurants in Houston with the oldest TABC liquor licenses
    Who has been serving booze in Houston the longest? That's what Chron.com asked the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) this week, in a quest to find out which locations in the Bayou City have been slinging drinks the longest.
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42 min ago

See Montrose and the Museum District dating b...

See Montrose and the Museum District dating back to the 1920s.

    What life was like along Montrose Boulevard in Houston 30-50 years ago
    From the Museum District north to Montrose, historical photos from the Houston Chronicle archive give us a glimpse of life in the area several decades ago. Art students lounge in Bell Park in the 1980s, the Allen Parkway gets new overpasses in the 1950s and church members celebrate a brand new children's playground in the 1960s.
    http://www.chron.com

51 min ago

Which are you sad to see go from the whole li...

Which are you sad to see go from the whole list?

    Final goodbye to TV shows canceled or concluded in 2017
    The year 2017 is quickly coming to an end which means it's time to look back at the television shows that will not see 2018.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Too cute!

Too cute!

    Major freak out occurs after Houston gender reveal party turns into marriage proposal
    A Houston woman had more than one surprise in store at her baby's gender reveal party. On Sunday, Karina Argueta and Leonardo Chevez got together to show friends and family the sex of their unborn child. Unbeknownst to Argueta, the party also doubled as a stage for Chevez' marriage proposal.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

There are astounding ocean views from almost ...

There are astounding ocean views from almost every room, even the garage.

    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett slashes $3 million off Sea Cliff mansion
    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett cut $3 million off the price of his oceanfront Sea Cliff mansion. The property at 308 Sea Cliff Avenue is now listed for $13 million. At 4,180 square feet, that's an ask of over $3,100 per square foot for the cliffside 1922 Neo-Classical four-bedroom.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Perfection is overrated, so let's lovingly ac...

Perfection is overrated, so let's lovingly accept these holiday glitches.

    Holiday expectations vs. reality
    With each new year comes the promise of holiday perfection. This time we promise ourselves that we'll find the perfect gifts for everyone, no one will be afraid to sit on Santa's lap, the family cards will look just the way we want, and no one will have to spend $200 at the post office for express tw0-day shipping.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

First look at the super-cool new East End res...

First look at the super-cool new East End restaurant Nancy's Hustle.

    First look: Nancy's Hustle in EaDo
    Houston foodies are hustling down to the EaDo district to check out what might be the year's most diverting and unexpected dining experience - a whip-smart restaurant with zero pretensions, plenty of panache, and food and drink from a group of highly experienced cool kids.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resor...

Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resort in Bandera County may be headed to foreclosure.

    Foreclosure may be looming for Bandera County's famed Flying L ranch
    Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resort in Bandera County may be headed to foreclosure. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig Gargotta in San Antonio on Monday signed an order allowing Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union to proceed with a foreclosure on 291 acres, representing the bulk of the guest ranch that opened 70 years ago.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Christmas came early at house Fertitta:

Christmas came early at house Fertitta:

    The Fertitta family's annual Santa's Elves Party turns into a white Christmas
    Christmas came early at house Fertitta. In addition to the Houston Rockets and Texas' first Mastro's Steakhouse, jolly old Saint Nick dropped a fresh batch of holiday snow (technically, freezing rain) on the 12th annual Santa's Elves bash. Seriously, how many Houston families score an NBA franchise, hotly-anticipated restaurant, and white Christmas party in the same season?
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

In case you don't feel like cooking ... or in...

In case you don't feel like cooking ... or in case you feel like drinking.

    Houston bars & restaurants open Christmas weekend 2017
    Updated 3:21 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 No matter how much we love our families, an entire weekend of togetherness calls for a getaway with friends. While most restaurants and several bars will be closed on Christmas Day, Chron.com managed to find some fun local spots that will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Where do you want to go in the new year?

Where do you want to go in the new year?

    For 2018 travel inspiration, check out Lonely Planet's best value destinations for the new year
    As the end of 2017 is fast approaching, the new promise of 2018 being a better year is looking brighter and brighter. While health and career goals are on some people's to-do lists, others' goals might be traveling more often to remote, beautiful places - while not breaking the bank, of course.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

3 hours ago

Yummm.

Yummm.

    Sweet Paris crêpe shop to open three more locations
    Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café plans to open three more Texas locations in the spring of 2018. The Houston-based restaurant, which opened in Rice Village five years ago, has other locations in CityCentre and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Sweet Paris Katy will open an 1,824-square-foot restaurant with patio seating in La Centerra at Cinco Ranch at the Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Police decided to use a K9 unit after the man...

Police decided to use a K9 unit after the man appeared nervous and allegedly told an officer inconsistent stories.

    Police: Man had 210 doses of heroin along with marijuana and methamphetamine
    Austin police say they found hundreds of doses of heroin along with marijuana and methamphetamine in a man's car after he drove recklessly across three lanes of traffic, causing other vehicles to apply their brakes. According to an arrest affidavit, Cory Patton, 24, had shaky legs and rapid speech after he was pulled over in north Austin on Dec 6.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Houston police are searching fo...

PLEASE SHARE: Houston police are searching for this "high-risk" sex offender.

    Houston man with history of child sexual indecency added to 'Most Wanted' list
    Police added a 49-year-old Houston man to Texas' list of most wanted sex offenders on Tuesday. The Texas Department of Public Safety said John Wayne Stoneham is a "high-risk" sex offender wanted for violating his parole and failing to comply with the state's sex offender registry.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Deerbrook Mall is about to get fried.

Deerbrook Mall is about to get fried.

    #GetFried specialty French fry restaurant opening first Houston location
    A fast food franchise has announced its first Houston location, and French fry fans are going to flip. #GetFried, which bills itself as America's first "specialty French-fry cafe," has announced the sale of its first Houston franchise.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

News from around the world in photos:

News from around the world in photos:

    World news photos: Naked dinner, strange toilets, protests and more
    Updated 11:01 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 In some of the lighter news of the week, a newly opened restaurant requires patrons to leave their coats, pants and inhibitions at the door ... 8,000 people participated in Glasgow's annual Santa dash ...
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Planning a photo shoot? Remember the 'golden ...

Planning a photo shoot? Remember the 'golden rule,' they say

    City to Broadacres: Photography must be allowed
    Signs prohibiting photography on the shady esplanades of Broadacres have come down, after the city of Houston confirmed that the popular place for photo shoots is in the public right-of-way. Last week, the Broadacres Homeowners Association, frustrated at what they felt was abuse of the neighborhood greenspace, posted signs making their well-tended esplanades off-limits for those wanting to use it as a backdrop for wedding, engagement, quinceanera or other photos.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Some reports state she "lived with his body p...

Some reports state she "lived with his body parts for six months."

    Police: Woman accused of shooting husband, dismembering body
    BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio woman shot her husband multiple times earlier this year and dismembered his body. Forty-nine-year-old Marcia Eubank has been charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Howard Eubank. Records don't show an attorney for her.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A Houston man was convicted in the 2015 shoot...

A Houston man was convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a 20-year-old Katy woman in a the parking lot of a CVS store.

    Houston man convicted in 2015 shooting death of Cinco Ranch High grad in CVS parking lot
    A Houston man charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a young Katy-area woman in a the parking lot of a Cinco Ranch CVS store was found guilty Monday afternoon, a spokesman for the Fort Bend County District Attorney's office.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

He mocked Trump on Facebook on his way to car...

He mocked Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack with a message about the nation's safety.

    After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'
    NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Some Houston Texans players hit an Academy st...

Some Houston Texans players hit an Academy store this morning and treated local kids to a $200 shopping spree.

    Texans rookies treat kids to Christmas shopping spree
    Texans rookies spread some holiday cheer when they treated 14 chldren from the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston to a shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Tuesday morning. Each child was given a $200 gift card, which they used to go around the store with Texans players to pick out what they wanted to for Christmas.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Believe it or not in December of 1959, Housto...

Believe it or not in December of 1959, Houstonians were happy to be stuck in traffic. Learn about Bayou City's first light display during this episode of #ForgottenDayHOU with Greenwood King Properties.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Believe it or not in December of 1959, Houstonians were happy to be stuck in traffic. Learn about Bayou City's first light display during this episode of #ForgottenDayHOU with Greenwood King Properties.
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7 hours ago

"Jingle bells, new paint smells, sheetrock al...

"Jingle bells, new paint smells, sheetrock all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a work truck every day- Hey!"

    Houston couple still rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey turns a ladder into a Christmas tree
    A couple in northwest Houston is not letting construction in their home following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey stop them from getting into the holiday spirit. Walt Stone, 60, and his wife Mica decided to dress up a Werner ladder like a Christmas tree, complete with lights, ornaments, and power tools.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A federal spokesman linked the vessel to the ...

A federal spokesman linked the vessel to the drug cartels.

    Narco sub filled with 3,800 pounds of cocaine intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard near Texas
    A vessel harboring 3,800 pounds of cocaine tied to drug cartels was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard near Texas on Nov. 13, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The drugs were found in a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel, which is a low-profile vessel designed to navigate lower in the water to avoid detection.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

'Tis the season for package thieves

'Tis the season for package thieves

    Constable: Houston thieves arrested minutes after stealing packages
    The Harris County Constable's Precinct 4 arrested a man and woman minutes after they allegedly stole packages from the front of a Houston home. John Robert Nalback, 33, and Beth Elaine Butzke, 35, were arrested Dec. 9 after they allegedly stole packages from a home on New Hampton Drive, the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said in a news release.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Do you agree?

Do you agree?

    'Last Jedi' more of the same, with a wicked lightsaber smackdown
    There's an ultra-cool light-saber fight scene in "The Last Jedi," the latest edition in the Disney marketing colossus known as "Star Wars," that might make even the more ambivalent moviegoers sit up and take notice.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

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

The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions LIVE right now. Get your questions in for the General!

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your @HoustonTexans questions right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below.
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9 hours ago

Among the surprises? Jordan Peele not being n...

Among the surprises? Jordan Peele not being nominated for his screenplay or direction for the hit movie "Get Out". What do you think of this year's nominees?

    No female directors, 'Big Sick' and other Globes surprises
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sweet romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and female directors were among the more surprising shut outs from the Golden Globe nominations Monday, which, as usual, includes many expected and worthy choices among some that are more peculiar.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

This morning marked the first time HPD used t...

This morning marked the first time HPD used the controversial 'PIT' method. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu Do you agree with the tactic? This is how it works:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This morning marked the first time HPD used the controversial 'PIT' method. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu Do you agree with the tactic? This is how it works:
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9 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: You could earn up to $5,000 for...

PLEASE SHARE: You could earn up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest or charges.

    Man accused of beating woman and injuring a child wanted by Houston police
    A man accused of hitting a woman and causing harm to his stepson after pushing him is considered a fugitive and wanted by Houston police and Crime Stoppers. According to a release, Eli Escamilla assaulted his wife and seven year-old stepson at their home in their 5800 block of N.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The Houston icon's support now reaches as far...

The Houston icon's support now reaches as far west as California:

    Houston's Mattress Mack ships beds to trainers who lost hundreds of horses in California wildfires
    Mattress Mack, an avid horse lover, has shipped more than 60 mattresses to horse trainers and workers in California's San Diego County where at least a dozen elite thoroughbred race horses have died due to the wildfires.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The pastor will soon take over a church in So...

The pastor will soon take over a church in South Carolina after five years in Houston.

    Lakewood Church associate pastor John Gray to make a move to South Carolina in 2018
    One of the most popular pastors at Lakewood Church will soon move to South Carolina to take the reins at a new church. After five years of work in Houston, Pastor John Gray announced his upcoming life change via an Instagram posting Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The Houston oil producer has agreed to buy th...

The Houston oil producer has agreed to buy thousands of acres for nearly $1 billion in the coveted Delaware Basin:

    Oasis Petroleum in $946 million deal for Delaware Basin land
    Oasis Petroleum has agreed to buy thousands of acres for nearly $1 billion in the coveted Delaware Basin in a cash and stock deal. The Houston oil producer said it would snap up 20,300 net acres in the West Texas oil patch from San Antonio explorer Forge Energy.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The shooting was deemed an apparent accident....

The shooting was deemed an apparent accident.

    Man shot at Cypress-area gun range
    A man was shot Tuesday morning at the Cypress-area Hot Wells Shooting Range. Just after 9 a.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the gun range in the 24800 block of Northwest Freeway for a shooting deemed an apparent accident.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

UPDATE: He died at an area hospital.

UPDATE: He died at an area hospital.

    Man shot at Cypress-area gun range
    A man was shot Tuesday morning at the Cypress-area Hot Wells Shooting Range. Just after 9 a.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the gun range in the 24800 block of Northwest Freeway for a shooting deemed an apparent accident.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The civic leader was an architect, urban plan...

The civic leader was an architect, urban planner and mayoral candidate.

    Peter Brown, former Houston councilman, dies at 81
    Former Houston city councilman, mayoral candidate and civic leader Peter Brown has died, his family said Tuesday. Brown, an architect and urban planner, was 81.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

She said they also have many friends who are ...

She said they also have many friends who are black.

    Moore's wife: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'
    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew."
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Have you seen this man? He was caught on tape...

Have you seen this man? He was caught on tape, in broad daylight, taking a package from a north Houston home.

    Houston thief caught on video struggling to steal heavy package from front of home
    A homeowner in North Houston captured a thief on video nearly falling down while trying to steal a package from her front porch Friday. The footage was captured at 3:12 p.m. in a north Houston subdivision, near George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the homeowner told Chron.com Monday night via Reddit and email.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

This the first time HPD uses the controversia...

This the first time HPD uses the controversial pursuit tactic, which involves nudging the rear corner of a vehicle, behind the back wheel, to stop the car. Do you think police should be using the 'PIT' method?

    Houston police stop fleeing suspect using new pursuit tactic
    Houston police saw an opportunity to use the department's new, controversial maneuver to end in-progress vehicular pursuits for the first time during early morning hours Tuesday, after a man led police on a chase all across Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Now you can fly like a highroller with just f...

Now you can fly like a highroller with just few taps in an app.

    Houston start-up wants to be the 'Uber for private jets'
    Sick of commercial travel? Have some money to burn? TapJets is here to help, if you would like to fly in style and without a hassle from the TSA. Imagine "Uber for private jets" and you get close to the idea for TapJets, according to CEO Eugene Kesselman.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Right now on the app, a flight from Aspen to ...

Right now on the app, a flight from Aspen to Houston (the day before Christmas Eve) for seven people would cost $910. Who would you invite on the private jet rental?

    Houston start-up wants to be the 'Uber for private jets'
    Sick of commercial travel? Have some money to burn? TapJets is here to help, if you would like to fly in style and without a hassle from the TSA. Imagine "Uber for private jets" and you get close to the idea for TapJets, according to CEO Eugene Kesselman.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The campaign ended after the boy's mom was ac...

The campaign ended after the boy's mom was accused of racist Facebook posts:

    Keaton Jones GoFundMe Drive Halted Over Concerns About Bullied Boy's Mom (Exclusive)
    The administrator of a GoFundMe drive that has collected nearly $60,000 for bullied child-turned-viral sensation Keaton Jones has halted the drive after Jones' mother, Kimberly Jones, was accused of racism. Joseph Lam, the 37-year-old New Jersey man who initiated the campaign, said he didn't know the family, but wanted to make sense of the situation and make sure everyone had Keaton's interests at heart.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Suspect Chaitanya Cherukuri was arrested and ...

Suspect Chaitanya Cherukuri was arrested and faces charges of burglary of a habitation, stalking and voyeurism.

    San Marcos woman holds alleged stalker at Taser-point after waking up to him in her apartment
    Updated 10:31 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 A San Marcos woman awoke to find a man crouched at the foot of her bed, then detained the man using a stun gun until police arrived, authorities said. Chaitanya Cherukuri, 24, was arrested and faces charges of burglary of a habitation, stalking and voyeurism.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The truck reportedly came speeding out of now...

The truck reportedly came speeding out of nowhere, T-boning the pickup. Some of the witnesses included fellow church-goers:

    Man killed in apparent drunk-driving accident while driving home from church
    Updated 8:11 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A Magnolia-area church goer is dead following a crash that may have been caused by a drunk driver, Montgomery County officials said. The Magnolia Fire Department responded to a major accident along Hardin Store Road near a railroad crossing around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Houston's cream of the crop:

Houston's cream of the crop:

    Houston's best elementary, middle and high schools for 2017
    Houston's public schools may study the same curriculum, but not all perform the same. Children at Risk, a nonprofit organization that studies Texas' public education system, recently released its annual rankings for the Lone Star State's best elementary, middle and high schools.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

See Montrose and the Museum District dating b...

See Montrose and the Museum District dating back to the 1920s.

    What life was like along Montrose Avenue in Houston 30-50 years ago
    From the Museum District north to Montrose, historical photos from the Houston Chronicle archive give us a glimpse of life in the area several decades ago. Art students lounge in Bell Park in the 1980s, the Allen Parkway gets new overpasses in the 1950s and church members celebrate a brand new children's playground in the 1960s.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A group of seven to ten masked men raided the...

A group of seven to ten masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine:

    Masked men carry ATM straight out of Houston hotel lobby
    Published 5:58 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A group of seven to ten masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine early Tuesday morning, Houston police said. The men entered the Marriott Hotel in the 1700 block of South Loop West about 2:30 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

If you report suspicious activity like this, ...

If you report suspicious activity like this, car dealers could get into trouble.

    Criminal charges follow 'curbstoning' car sales investigation in Harris County
    Investigators in Harris County have issued citations in several cases of "curbstoning," a form of fraud where vehicle dealers place cars on the side of the road for sale. The vehicles, which may appear to be owned by private sellers, can help dealers skirt local and state regulations on car sales, according to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
    http://www.chron.com

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