1 hour ago

He hasn't been lifting weights.

He hasn't been lifting weights.

    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

1 hour ago

Hurricane Harvey can't keep this family down....

Hurricane Harvey can't keep this family down.

    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

2 hours ago

Cute animals overload.

Cute animals overload.

    The world's funniest and cutest animal photos from 2017
    A pair of bears wrestling in the night, a hare with a mouth full of grass, and a sea turtle smacking a fish in the face were just some of the finalists for the 2017 Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards. The awards, which were partially sponsored by the Born Free Foundation, features stunning animal photographs from places like Thailand, Belgium, and Canada.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Scenes from Houston's art/music fest Day for ...

Scenes from Houston's art/music fest Day for Night. FIRST THOUGHTS ON THIS YEAR'S #DFN: http://bit.ly/2AJqvAY (Photos: Julian Bajsel/Roger Ho/Chad Wadsworth/Ismael Quintanilla)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Scenes from Houston's art/music fest Day for Night. FIRST THOUGHTS ON THIS YEAR'S #DFN: http://bit.ly/2AJqvAY (Photos: Julian Bajsel/Roger Ho/Chad Wadsworth/Ismael Quintanilla)
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2 hours ago

"This is part of Americana History... just li...

"This is part of Americana History... just like everything else hung in our collection and buildings."

    Texas restaurant criticized for featuring blackface caricature on wall
    A restaurant in Texas is being called racist for using an offensive sign to decorate its wall. The controversial sign at Cook's Garage in Lubbock features a neon caricature of an African-American male with the words "Coon Chicken Inn" written inside its mouth.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Despite White House scandals and testy tweets...

Despite White House scandals and testy tweets from her husband, the First Lady made it through 2017 looking prim and polished. What's your favorite look?

    Ivanka and Melania Trump's top looks of 2017
    Published 2:25 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 This year was a roller coaster for the First Family. But despite White House scandals and testy tweets from her husband, the First Lady made it through 2017 looking prim and polished. During her first few months as First Lady, Melania's wardrobe appeared to be out of touch and too pretentious.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

There are beaming lasers, flashing strobes, i...

There are beaming lasers, flashing strobes, interactive projections and more.

    Day for Night 2017 art installations stunned, though favorites were clear
    From beaming lasers and flashing strobes to interactive projections, the art installations at Day for Night had something for all art lovers to connect with. The annual music and art festival kicked off on Friday, Dec. 14 at the Post Houston event space in downtown and within the first few hours, certain installations rose in popularity.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

A definite downside

A definite downside

    Burners beware: California pot sold Jan. 1 could be tainted
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - That legal weed you'll be able to buy in California on New Year's Day may not be as green as it seems. Any marijuana sold when recreational sales become legal Jan. 1 in the nation's most populous state will have been grown without regulatory controls that will eventually be in place.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

She went out to take her dogs for a walk and ...

She went out to take her dogs for a walk and didn't come back home.

    Two pit bulls maul their owner to death
    Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

If you're in a hurry to leave Houston, you mi...

If you're in a hurry to leave Houston, you might have to wait a bit longer than expected.

    Houston airports experiencing delays as Atlanta flights are halted
    William P. Hobby Airport is experiencing some delays as a power outage at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has disrupted incoming and outgoing flights. The Federal Aviation Administration implemented a "ground stop" for flights headed to the airport, meaning that flights headed to Atlanta are held on the ground at their departure airport.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Houston Astros star George Springer and child...

Houston Astros star George Springer and children from the Houston Children's Chorus joined megabus.com employees for Christmas carols for Hurricane Harvey victims.

    Astros' George Springer leads Christmas carols at Hurricane Harvey housing
    Astros star George Springer and children from the Houston Children's Chorus joined megabus.com employees for Christmas carols at The Residences on Emancipation on Tuesday. The Residences on Emancipation is a 295-bed temporary housing community in downtown that serves people who are still displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The force was not with Cruz during this Twitt...

The force was not with Cruz during this Twitter battle.

    Sen. Ted Cruz got in a Twitter battle with actor Mark Hamill and lost - badly
    On Sunday, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took to Twitter to use a "Star Wars" reference about net neutrality to actor Mark Hamill, but his explanation wasn't well received. "Luke, I know Hollywood can be confusing, but it was Vader who supported govt power over everything said & done on the Internet.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Police arrested a man after he was captured o...

Police arrested a man after he was captured on a security camera stealing a package in the Heights.

    Heights package thief arrested after a surveillance video caught him in the act
    Harris County Precinct 1 arrested a man this week after he was captured on a security camera stealing a package in the Heights. Jefferey Montgomery was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly stole packages in the Houston area over the last couple of weeks, according to the press release.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The worst of the worst this year:

The worst of the worst this year:

    12 Worst Movies of 2017, From 'The Emoji Movie' to 'Baywatch' (Photos)
    How great was 2017 for movies? Adam Sandler starred in a movie that made it to my Best List. How lousy was 2017 for movies? I had to cram a dozen titles into a 10 Worst roster. 10.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

It was like a parking lot out there

It was like a parking lot out there

    Three-car crash shuts down Southwest Freeway
    A three-car wreck tied up traffic Sunday afternoon on Southwest Freeway. Two vehicles flipped over after one went airborne during a 2:30 p.m. crash in the southbound lanes near the Chimney Rock exit, according to police. The collision shut down all lanes, turning the freeway into a parking lot behind the smoking vehicles.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

If you're going to have $4700 in stolen goods...

If you're going to have $4700 in stolen goods in your car maybe slow down a little bit.

    Woman arrested in hit-and-run, accused of stealing $4,700 of Michael Kors purses from Woodlands Mall
    A 26-year-old woman arrested for a hit-and-run is facing felony stolen property charges after authorities allegedly found $4,700 of stolen purses in the back of her car. The arrest came Friday after deputies responded to a hit-and-run crash at The Woodlands Mall, according to Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Here is a look at Houston commuters not payin...

Here is a look at Houston commuters not paying attention near the METRORail.

    Video montage: Cars and people run into Metro trains
    Houstonians deal with some of the worst traffic, construction and road rage across the nation but some commuters have no excuse when it comes to accidents with the METRORail. The video above was released Tuesday by METRO Houston, which is the region's public transportation system, showing that commuters need to be safe and alert along the METRORail line.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

He was just trying to do his grocery shopping...

He was just trying to do his grocery shopping

    Homeless woman charged with spitting on Houston police chief
    A Houston woman was arrested Saturday night for allegedly spitting on the Houston police chief, after he chased her down to arrest her for stealing. Chief Art Acevedo was shopping around 6:40 p.m. Saturday when a woman tried shoplifting at a Walgreens on Washington, according to Houston police.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Snoop Dogg was looking sharp at Tony Buzbee's...

Snoop Dogg was looking sharp at Tony Buzbee's private party in downtown Houston last night.

    Snoop Dogg wears J.J. Watt jersey at Tony Buzbee's private party
    High profile attorney Tony Buzbee threw a holiday party where the dress code was "rapper chic." Everyone who followed the dress code fit in just fine when it was revealed that Buzbee had paid for Snoop Dogg to perform at the party.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The James Turrell tunnel at the The Museum of...

The James Turrell tunnel at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston is our favorite place too!

    Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails and his wife take in the best of Houston
    Trent Reznor and his wife Mariqueen Maandig-Reznor took in the best that Houston has to offer while they were in town for Nine Inch Nails' set at Day for Night.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"It was insulting... Morale has been broken b...

"It was insulting... Morale has been broken because of it."

    'We feel like our system was hijacked': DEA agents say a huge opioid case ended in a whimper
    After two years of painstaking investigation, David Schiller and the rest of the Drug Enforcement Administration team he supervised were ready to move on the biggest opioid distribution case in U.S. history. The team, based out of the DEA's Denver field division, had been examining the operations of the nation's largest drug company, McKesson Corp.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

" This makes it significantly less awkward th...

" This makes it significantly less awkward that I've had a Pete Davidson tattoo for years." -- Hillary Clinton

    An SNL cast member got a Hillary Clinton tattoo on his leg. She says she's 'honored.'
    "Saturday Night Live" cast member Pete Davidson recently unveiled a new tattoo to his Instagram followers - and boy, was it a talker.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Even during a rough season, Houston Texans sh...

Even during a rough season, Houston Texans showed up in Jacksonville to cheer on their team.

    Texans fans gather at EverBank Field for game against Jaguars
    There were plenty of Texans faithful at EverBank Field in Jacksonville for Sunday's game against the Jaguars.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The woman died and her two daughters were sev...

The woman died and her two daughters were severely injured

    Colorado ski resort sued after fatal fall from chairlift
    DENVER (AP) - The family of a Texas woman who died after falling from a chairlift at a small Colorado ski resort as she was riding up with her two young daughters filed a wrongful death lawsuit Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

There were a lot of people in the parking lot...

There were a lot of people in the parking lot when it happened

11 hours ago

Las Vegas police released a "Star Wars" theme...

Las Vegas police released a "Star Wars" themed public service announcement featuring Chewbacca, Darth Vader and a two Jedis getting pulled over by the LVMPD.

    WATCH: Chewbacca almost gets arrested in Las Vegas
    Las Vegas police released a "Star Wars" themed public service announcement against distracted driving on their social media Wednesday and the interwebs went crazy. The video features Chewbacca, Darth Vader and a two Jedis getting pulled over by the Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Larry Hadfield.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Horrific case

Horrific case

    Two dogs mauled their owner to death during a walk in the woods, sheriff says
    Bethany Lynn Stephens had been gone for about a day since she left to walk her dogs. So her father went out to look for her at the area she frequented. There, authorities say, he found her two dogs, guarding what he first thought was an animal carcass.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The struggle is real.

The struggle is real.

    Fashion vs. rain at Day For Night
    It really didn't matter what you were wearing at Day For Night on Saturday - you were going to be cold, wet and miserable by the end. So, might as well go all out, right? At least that's the attitude taken by a few people in the Houston crowd.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

“We’re giving Americans the biggest, fattest ...

“We’re giving Americans the biggest, fattest tax cut ever... It might even make me a real billionaire."

    'SNL': Trump trims his 'haters and losers' Christmas tree
    Alec Baldwin returned to "SNL" as Donald Trump, just in time to issue a special Christmas message from the White House. With Cecily Strong's Melania Trump at his side, Baldwin's Trump wished the country a merry Christmas. "That's right, you can finally say that again, because the War on Christmas is over," Trump said.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

VIDEO: It was a year of highs and lows, of sp...

VIDEO: It was a year of highs and lows, of spectacle and disaster, of despair, followed by triumph. Decades from now, old-timers will recall 2017 as the year Houston faced its biggest challenge yet — and survived to tell the story. Here is a look back from the Houston Chronicle photographers who were there for all of it. http://bit.ly/2jYMA8m

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    VIDEO: It was a year of highs and lows, of spectacle and disaster, of despair, followed by triumph. Decades from now, old-timers will recall 2017 as the year Houston faced its biggest challenge yet -...
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12 hours ago

This is the first time the Islamic State has ...

This is the first time the Islamic State has claimed an attack on a church in this country.

    Suicide bombers attack church in Pakistan, killing 9
    QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) - Two suicide bombers struck a church in Pakistani on Sunday, killing nine people and wounding more than 50 others, authorities said, in the first attack on a church claimed by the country's Islamic State group affiliate.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Two searches, a few hours apart, resulted in ...

Two searches, a few hours apart, resulted in the men and women being pulled from the freezing temperatures

    44 immigrants found inside 2 refrigerated trailers in Texas
    FALFURRIAS, Texas (AP) - More than 40 immigrants smuggled inside two refrigerated truck trailers have been detained after the rigs were searched at a South Texas checkpoint. A U.S. Customs and Border Protection statement says 19 immigrants were located early Friday at the Falfurrias (fal-FYOO'-ree-uhs) checkpoint.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

He later died, but not before helping the pol...

He later died, but not before helping the police catch a suspect

    Man pulls up to hospital with gunshot wounds after drive-by shooting
    A man died overnight after showing up at a Heights-area hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, according to police. Just after 11 p.m., a bleeding man pulled up to the Memorial Hermann location on North Loop near Ella. He told police he'd been hit in a drive-by shooting, and gave a description of the suspect's vehicle.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

This icy shot was taken in January 1951.

This icy shot was taken in January 1951.

    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

13 hours ago

He ran into his parents' house and refused to...

He ran into his parents' house and refused to come out.

13 hours ago

The boozy festivities lead to a fight. Then a...

The boozy festivities lead to a fight. Then a gun went off.

    23-year-old shot to death during fight at NE Houston house party
    A 23-year-old was shot to death overnight after a fight at a house party near Lake Houston, according to police. Five men started arguing around 2:30 a.m. during boozy festivities in a home at Waterside View and Catherine Bay in Summerwood, Houston police said.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Would you make the trip to Pearland to see th...

Would you make the trip to Pearland to see these?

    Astros fan in Pearland celebrates World Series win with amazing Christmas display
    A Pearland guy joined a handful of other Houston-area residents who have dedicated their front lawn Christmas decorations to the Astros' epic World Series run. Clint Richardson is the current star of the Green Tea subdivision in west Pearland, turning his lawn into a celebration of all things Astros in 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

If you notice vehicles like this in your neig...

If you notice vehicles like this in your neighborhood, you should report it to police.

    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

16 hours ago

You can get one at any time of the day or nig...

You can get one at any time of the day or night.

    Hurts Donut launches in Katy on Wednesday
    One Katy shopping center is expecting overnight campers on Tuesday evening, as the cheeky doughnut chain Hurts Donut prepares to open its first Houston-area location at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The first 100 campers in line will be entered in a drawing to receive free doughnuts for a year, the Katy location posted on its Facebook page.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Police are trying to figure out why both were...

Police are trying to figure out why both were found dead, one in Missouri City and one in north Houston.

    Missouri City couple found dead days apart
    Police are trying to figure out what led to a woman and her boyfriend being found dead just days apart, according to local television reports and the Missouri City Police Department. The 29-year-old woman was found dead around 8:45 p.m. Monday, in the 4200 block of North Creekmont Drive, according to the Missouri City Police Department.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Too cute!!

Too cute!!

    Houston hospital creates adorable Santa-themed photo shoot for preemies
    Few things are more stressful for a parent than having their newborn baby in the Intensive Care Unit. Fortunately, Houston's Texas Children's Hospital is helping spread the holiday cheer. Working with First Memories Texas, a volunteer organization that helps comfort families with premature or critically-ill children, the hospital hosted Santa Claus in an adorable Christmas-themed photo shoot.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

See this year's roundup.

See this year's roundup.

    Teacher-student sex scandals of 2017 that made headlines in Texas
    It's hard to check the news without seeing yet another student-teacher sex scandal in Texas. Unfortunately, the phenomenon isn't just another media craze, it's an issue that has Texas education officials and legislators concerned.
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

This is why Houston rocks.

This is why Houston rocks.

    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

21 hours ago

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