49 min ago

WATCH: These kids in the Cleveland area know ...

WATCH: These kids in the Cleveland area know how to appreciate a snow day. (Video: Scott Engle/Montgomery County Police Reporter) MORE PHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2DHgial

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: These kids in the Cleveland area know how to appreciate a snow day. (Video: Scott Engle/Montgomery County Police Reporter) MORE PHOTOS: http://bit.ly/2DHgial
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1 hour ago

Launched next door to another Pappas establis...

Launched next door to another Pappas establishment, this one delivers on all things smoked meat. See what our food critic thought of it.

    Review: Barbecue goes up, up, upscale at Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse in Webster
    Crab-and-smoked-brisket cakes sounded so preposterous, lurking at the tail end of the appetizers section of the menu at Pappas Delta Blues Smokehouse, that I knew I had to order them. Would they turn out to be surf-and-turf gone off the rails? Would I regret forking over $18.95 for three of them?
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1 hour ago

The Houston Astros have some questions to ans...

The Houston Astros have some questions to answer before they can star their "Back-to-Back Tour."

    Questions facing the Astros a month from spring training
    The Astros are four weeks away from their first workout for pitchers and catchers at spring training. There won't be a lot that has to be settled when the club reports to West Palm Beach, Florida. Only six players will be missing from last year's 25-man World Series roster, and the Astros found upgrades to fill in those missing pieces in the offseason.
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1 hour ago

The before and after time-lapse is stunning.

The before and after time-lapse is stunning.

    Time-lapse map shows how Texas helped get everyone sick
    Everybody in the U.S. seems to have come down with a nasty case of the flu, and Texas is partly to blame. The Center for Disease Control's influenza activity map shows how Lousiana and Mississipi are patient zero, quickly spreading the flu to other states in the south and eventually Texas.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The new owners have plans to redevelop a shut...

The new owners have plans to redevelop a shuttered Macy's into an outlet. Some experts say the struggling center still faces an uncertain future.

    West Oaks Mall's new owners bet on outlet shopping
    The new owners of West Oaks Mall plan to redevelop a shuttered Macy's into an outlet store as part of an effort to "bring life back to this area." But experts say the struggling center on the west side still faces an uncertain future in an era of changing consumer habits and declining interest in traditional malls.
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2 hours ago

Best part: It's opening very soon.

Best part: It's opening very soon.

    New upscale cigar lounge lights up in The Woodlands
    Cigar aficionados rejoice: there's a swank new haven for you to puff your primo stogies and sip fine spirits in a cushy lounge environment. Blend Bar with Davidoff Cigars, an upscale cigar and bourbon bar, is set to open on Jan. 20 at 1701 Lake Robbins Dr. in the Woodlands.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Drivers across the Houston area were getting ...

Drivers across the Houston area were getting brave on Wednesday morning, and for some, it did not end well.

    Fulshear driver's vehicle flips off road after passing icy bridge
    Fulshear police responded to a car flipped over due to icy conditions Wednesday morning.
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2 hours ago

Here's a look Montgomery County covered in wh...

Here's a look Montgomery County covered in white. For the latest: http://bit.ly/2DoHTzo

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Here's a look Montgomery County covered in white. For the latest: http://bit.ly/2DoHTzo
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3 hours ago

Employees still haven't received paychecks. ...

Employees still haven't received paychecks. Those "payroll obligations are now likely to be addressed by the bankruptcy court during the liquidation process."

    Parker School Uniforms files for bankruptcy
    Parker School Uniforms, an 87-year-old Houston company that closed unexpectedly during the first week of 2018, has filed for bankruptcy. Employees still haven't received paychecks originally scheduled to be deposited on Jan. 4. According to an email the company sent employees, those "payroll obligations are now likely to be addressed by the bankruptcy court during the liquidation process."
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

This could be impactful news for the Houston ...

This could be impactful news for the Houston Rockets: The San Antonio Spurs are sitting down their star indefinitely

    Spurs shutting down Kawhi Leonard indefinitely
    Updated 1:12 pm, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 NEW YORK -- Kawhi Leonard's season of starts and stops came to another grinding halt Wednesday, as the Spurs announced they will again shut down their injured All-Star forward for an "indefinite period." Leonard missed the first 27 games of the season battling tendinopathy in his right quadriceps.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Students reveal they're confident in their de...

Students reveal they're confident in their decisions, and comfortable with discussing them with their classmates. “We landed on virginity (as a topic) because it’s something that potentially applies to everyone."

    Rice students discuss virginity, decision to have sex in survey
    Rice University students are comfortable with their decision to - or not to - have sex, a student survey found. A student group conducting the survey analyzed nearly 700 responses to determine how Rice students understand the concept of virginity and how those understandings vary based on gender and sexual orientation.
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3 hours ago

Three men were arrested Wednesday in the exec...

Three men were arrested Wednesday in the execution-style slaying of a Spring couple last week. DETAILS:

    3 arrested in execution-style killing of Spring couple
    Three men were arrested Wednesday in the execution-style slaying of a Spring couple last week, according to officials. The suspects, all in their early 20s, are expected to be charged with capital murder.
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4 hours ago

Because of her dementia, the woman needed dai...

Because of her dementia, the woman needed daily care.

    Frigid temperatures may have caused death of Crosby woman with dementia, investigators say
    Harris County deputies believe frigid temperatures may be to blame in the death of an elderly woman with dementia, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday afternoon.
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4 hours ago

An $81 billion storm relief bill continues to...

An $81 billion storm relief bill continues to languish, with Republicans insisting on funding Trump's border wall and Democrats holding out for a deal to protect DACA beneficiaries.

    GOP plan to head off government shutdown leaves out Harvey disaster aid
    Republican lawmakers were hammering out a deal Wednesday to avert a weekend government shutdown, putting off for another month a contentious debate on immigration, but also setting aside a long-sought disaster aid package for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and other natural disasters.
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5 hours ago

Students already missed one to three weeks of...

Students already missed one to three weeks of school due to Harvey. School districts are now determining whether students will need to make-up those days this school year.

    Houston ISD, other districts say classes will resume Thursday after weather-related closures
    After about 50 greater Houston-area school districts closed Tuesday and Wednesday due to icy conditions, some have announced they will reopen with normal schedules on Thursday, Jan. 18.
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5 hours ago

At 73, the former auto mechanic is currently ...

At 73, the former auto mechanic is currently the oldest prisoner on Texas death row.

    Supreme Court turns down Houston cop killer's appeal
    A Houston man convicted of killing a police officer nearly three decades ago lost out Tuesday in the Supreme Court. The nation's highest court without comment turned down an appeal from Carl Buntion, a 13-time felon who gunned down a Houston motorcycle officer in 1990.
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5 hours ago

One beloved Houston restaurant had to be temp...

One beloved Houston restaurant had to be temporarily shut down because of roaches.

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
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6 hours ago

No word if he found the rebel base during the...

No word if he found the rebel base during the dog walk.

    Houston man walks his dog through the cold and ice dressed as a Stormtrooper from Hoth
    It's so cold in Houston that it can feel like living on Hoth, the planet where the rebel alliance battled the empire in "The Empire Strikes Back." For Brandon Crismon, the dangerously icy conditions were reason enough to wear his Hoth Stormtrooper ensemble while walking his dog in Houston this week.
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6 hours ago

This week on Building Houston and Beyond, you...

This week on Building Houston and Beyond, you're invited to Vintage Oaks for beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. Centrally located between San Antonio and Austin, homesites range from 1 to 14 acres, plus this community features tons of amenities for the whole family to enjoy. Learn more here: http://bit.ly/2ERboXZ (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This week on Building Houston and Beyond, you're invited to Vintage Oaks for beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country. Centrally located between San Antonio and Austin, homesites range from 1 to 14...
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6 hours ago

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office confi...

The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office confirmed that a mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early this morning near Huffman. http://bit.ly/2rhcr1p

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Harris County Fire Marshal's Office confirmed that a mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early this morning near Huffman. http://bit.ly/2rhcr1p
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6 hours ago

The Google app has become an overnight viral ...

The Google app has become an overnight viral sensation.

    Here's why Texans can't use Google's viral art selfie feature
    If Google's incredibly popular art selfies app were a high school house party, Texas would be one of those few uninvited kids standing in the street jealously gazing in.
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7 hours ago

Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeas...

Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeast Houston and slightly warmer on the southwest side, according to the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas. LATEST ON CURRENT ROAD CONDITIONS: http://bit.ly/2DeQyRO

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Tonight's forecast: A hard freeze in northeast Houston and slightly warmer on the southwest side, according to the US National Weather Service Houston-Galveston Texas. LATEST ON CURRENT ROAD...
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7 hours ago

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

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

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

Candles for cheap!

Candles for cheap!

    Yankee Candle shop in Rice Village burning out rather than fading away
    A popular candle store is leaving Houston's Rice Village after another busy holiday season. A Yankee Candle rep told Chron.com Tuesday that it is closing its shop in Rice Village at the end of the month. RELATED: Video: Texas mom claims she was burnt blowing out a candle This is the only Houston-area location said to be closing.
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7 hours ago

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

"When states require gun dealers to take responsible steps to prevent their stores from being burglarized -- by properly securing not only their stores, but the firearms themselves -- they eliminate the risk of thieves taking off with weapons." The latest in our ongoing gun-theft investigation:

    Feds: Gun store burglaries continue to rise
    Burglaries of gun stores last year rose for the fifth year in a row, as federal firearm officials continue to warn store owners of the need to increase security at their businesses.
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7 hours ago

How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us ...

How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us some more of your best photos and videos! http://bit.ly/2DriAwY

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    How did you manage in the ice storm? Send us some more of your best photos and videos! http://bit.ly/2DriAwY
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7 hours ago

Texas has set a new record for winter power d...

Texas has set a new record for winter power demand in the wake of a record-breaking cold snap that gripped the state last night.

    Texas shatters record for winter power demand
    Texas has set a new record for winter power demand in the wake of a record-breaking cold snap that gripped the state on Tuesday night, according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, which oversees 90 percent of the state's grid.
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8 hours ago

Both Houston airports are still seeing cancel...

Both Houston airports are still seeing cancellations and delays. "It's giving yourself time, being careful on the roads. The first step in your trip is getting to the airport safely."

    Houston airports continue to see cancellations, delays from icy conditions
    Bush Intercontinental and Hobby airports continue to see cancellations and delays Wednesday morning, prompting officials to tell travelers to check their flight status before getting on icy roads and heading to the airport. "It's giving yourself time, being careful on the roads," said Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

U.S. immigration officials have begun prepari...

U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people:

    Feds planning massive Northern California immigration sweep to strike against sanctuary laws
    U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and...

Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and residents aren't holding back on creating hilarious memes to describe the city's reaction. Check out more clever memes and reactions here: http://bit.ly/2De3uas Meme courtesy of Montgomery County Sheriff's Office

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Day two of wintry, icy weather in Houston and residents aren't holding back on creating hilarious memes to describe the city's reaction. Check out more clever memes and reactions here:...
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9 hours ago

9 hours ago

As if we needed another reason to love Buc-ee...

As if we needed another reason to love Buc-ee's.

    Study confirms what every Texan already knows: Buc-ee's is no. 1 when it comes to gas stations
    A study confirmed what Texans already know: Buc-ee's is the no. 1 gas station in America. On Tuesday, GasBuddy listed the Texas favorite as the top gas station brand in America, ranked by customers. RECORD SETTING: Buc-ee's in Katy recognized for its car wash by Guinness World Records "With 33 U.S.
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9 hours ago

A pickup truck appears to have crashed over a...

A pickup truck appears to have crashed over an HOV median on the Gulf Freeway this morning.

    Roads, bridges still icy southeast of Houston
    A pickup truck appears to have crashed over an HOV median on the Gulf Freeway at Monroe on Wednesday morning.
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9 hours ago

"When you have the ice and you have an intoxi...

"When you have the ice and you have an intoxicated suspect, it's extremely dangerous."

    Suspected drunken driver crashes into police SUVs blocking icy highway
    A suspected drunken driver crashed into Houston police SUVs that were parked on the North Loop early Wednesday directing traffic off the highway onto the service road. The four officers inside the two SUVs were not injured, according to police, but DWI charges are pending for the driver.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing...

One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing control of his vehicle on the ice, then being struck by a second vehicle.

    Houston police report first possible ice-related fatality on the roads
    Updated 8:11 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 One man died on the Gulf Freeway after losing control of his vehicle on the ice, then being struck by a second vehicle, Houston police said. It's the first fatality on icy roads that police believe may be a direct result of the hazardous conditions.The crashes happened just before 8 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag dominated Twitter y...

The #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag dominated Twitter yesterday, as the winter storm blasted through southeast Texas.

    San Antonio 'wins the Internet' with hilarious #AyDiosFrio18 tweets
    Tuesday's winter storm sent some people to jam-packed H-E-Bs, others scurrying around their kitchen to find a spatula to scrape ice off their cars and it motivated another bunch to head to Twitter, where the #AyDiosFrio18 hashtag was taking over timelines across the city.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to ...

TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to travel, to stay off the roads until conditions improve. MORE DRIVING TIPS: http://bit.ly/2EOVgpX

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    TxDOT is encouraging those who don't need to travel, to stay off the roads until conditions improve. MORE DRIVING TIPS: http://bit.ly/2EOVgpX
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10 hours ago

The fire broke out early this morning:

The fire broke out early this morning:

    Mother, 2 children dead in Houston-area mobile home fire
    Updated 8:15 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed. The fire engulfed a mobile home on Cherry Laurel Street near Huffman about 4 a.m.
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10 hours ago

The three children were ages 10, 12 and 15, a...

The three children were ages 10, 12 and 15, and their mother was in her 30s.

    Mother, 2 children dead in Houston-area mobile home fire
    Updated 8:15 am, Wednesday, January 17, 2018 A mother and her two children have died in a mobile home fire early Wednesday morning in northeast Harris County, Sheriff Ed Gonzalez confirmed. The fire engulfed a mobile home on Cherry Laurel Street near Huffman about 4 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

There are closures along U.S. 59 northbound a...

There are closures along U.S. 59 northbound at Spur 527 and State Highway 288, I-10 East from San Jacinto to I-45, among several others:

    Storm over, but roads "treacherous"
    Roads remained perilous and in some places vehicles even remained stranded for hours early Wednesday morning as conditions overnight didn't improve despite the winter storm passing.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Police began searching for the 21-year-old at...

Police began searching for the 21-year-old athlete when he didn't show up for practice. They found him dead in his apartment.

    Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski dead in apparent suicide
    Pullman police: Note, rifle found at scene Updated 11:23 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Washington State University quarterback Tyler Hilinski was found dead in his apartment Tuesday afternoon, in what police said appeared to be a suicide. Police visited Hilinski's apartment about 4:30 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Have an appointment in the med center today? ...

Have an appointment in the med center today? You'll want to call ahead heading over:

    Some Houston hospitals delay certain procedures until after noon
    Hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and around greater Houston remained operational Tuesday, but many sent home some non-essential employees and scaled back on elective procedures and clinic appointments.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Metro is expected to get back on the road som...

Metro is expected to get back on the road sometime later today. Its services were discontinued Tuesday afternoon due to icy conditions. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2DcuA1D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Metro is expected to get back on the road sometime later today. Its services were discontinued Tuesday afternoon due to icy conditions. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2DcuA1D
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11 hours ago

Interstate 45 was plagued Tuesday as a severe...

Interstate 45 was plagued Tuesday as a severe ice storm blew through Southeast Texas:

    Gulf Freeway shut down for fatal crash in Houston
    Houston police are investigating a fatal crash on the Gulf Freeway at Dixie Farm Road. The crash was reported around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday night in the northbound lanes. Police have been on the scene since then investigating the crash and confirmed on Twitter that it's fatal.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Another spot for a power lunch near the Galle...

Another spot for a power lunch near the Galleria:

    Café Annie launches The Prime Room
    If you ascribe to the "good things come in small packages" axiom, then you might get a big kick out of The Prime Room. The intimate, 36-seat dining cove nestled in an under-utilized space on the ground floor of Café Annie, is open for business with a tribute menu based on chef Robert Del Grande's favorite special occasion dishes.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Low temperatures in Houston will lead to a sp...

Low temperatures in Houston will lead to a spike in electricity usage, officials say.

    Texas winter storm gives way to possible 'high load' of energy usage
    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas is bracing for a possible "high load" of electricity usage Wednesday morning as Houstonians and other Texans wake up to bitter temperatures.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Lawmakers held a hearing on the possibility o...

Lawmakers held a hearing on the possibility of a new "Water Resources Development Act," prompted by Harvey.

    Congress eyes legislation that could boost Houston flood control efforts
    Congress is eyeing a big piece of legislation that could be the basis of new flood control projects in and around Houston. Lawmakers held a hearing last week on the possibility of a new "Water Resources Development Act," or WRDA, for short.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The Trump administration hopes to bypass the...

The Trump administration hopes to bypass the 9th circuit altogether in its bid to phase out DACA in March. What do you think?

    Trump administration to ask Supreme Court to intervene on DACA
    WASHINGTON - The Justice Department on Tuesday said it would take the "rare step" of asking the Supreme Court to overturn a judge's ruling and allow the Trump administration to dismantle a program that provides work permits to undocumented immigrants raised in the United States.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-t...

An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-to-table restaurant Haven a decade ago will get new use as law office and mediation center. And there will be plenty of room for wine.

    Former Haven restaurant serves law firm with Upper Kirby office space
    An Upper Kirby property built to house farm-to-table restaurant Haven a decade ago will get new use as a law office and a mediation center. A local investor has purchased the 5,350-square-foot building at 2502 Algerian Way, said Chris Dray of NewQuest Properties. The location, near U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

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