57 min ago

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died o...

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season.

    Harris County child dies of flu; first local case this season
    A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season, public health officials said Monday. The county provided no details about the death, citing confidentiality issues and respect for the privacy of the family.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The thirst is real.

The thirst is real.

    'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman shares revealing Rolling Stone cover, Twitter goes crazy
    "Black Panther" premiered over the weekend with record-setting results, bringing in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America, according to the Associated Press. While people are lining up to see the movie, just as many people are excited to see the cast outside of their movie role.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The couple who took in the Florida school sho...

The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting.

    The Latest: White House supports better background checks
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Houston's effort to close a longtime strip cl...

Houston's effort to close a longtime strip club has erupted into a federal court showdown. Is the city's ordinance for sexually oriented businesses an unconstitutional "commercial bribery scheme"?

    Longtime Houston strip club challenges city's rules on sexually oriented businesses
    Houston's effort to close a longtime strip club has erupted into a federal court showdown over whether the city's ordinance for sexually oriented businesses is an unconstitutional "commercial bribery scheme."
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Susan Mize is accused of working with two tee...

Susan Mize is accused of working with two teen boys to plan a carjacking on the vehicle she and her father were riding in.

    Teen girl, accomplice arrested in alleged staged carjacking near Rayford Road
    Two teens remain behind bars, accused of carjacking the female's father in an attempt to get money. Susan Marie Mize, 17, was arrested late Saturday night after two males including the 16-year-old male approached the vehicle with Mize and her father inside near Rayford Road and used a gun to gain access to the car, authorities stated.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

TVs, getaways and tablets are some of the pri...

TVs, getaways and tablets are some of the prizes set to be part of the Easter egg hunt.

    Houston-area Easter egg hunt features $9,000 worth of prizes for adults
    This Easter egg hunt isn't for the kids. Adults vying for getaways, televisions, laptops and more are hoping to win big at the third annual Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble, organized by Lake Jackson Parks and Recreation.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Look at all the Houston Astros who somehow wi...

Look at all the Houston Astros who somehow will make more money than Jose Altuve in 2018.

    A look at each Astros player's contract in 2018
    The defending World Series champions upgraded the payroll a bit in the offseason - although the burden lightened with the subraction of Carlos Beltran's $16 million contract - and still are one of the favorites to win it all again.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A Houston-based oil and gas producer says it ...

A Houston-based oil and gas producer says it went out of business because it refused to pay $40 million in bribes to former officials and business partners of Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled energy company.

    Houston energy company says PDVSA corruption forced company out of business
    Harvest Natural Resources, a Houston based oil and gas producer, says it went out of business because it refused to pay $40 million in bribes to former officials and business partners of Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Witnesses told police that they saw a white v...

Witnesses told police that they saw a white vehicle fleeing the scene after the shooting.

    Man shot, killed at Walmart parking lot near Hobby
    One man was fatally shot Sunday night while parked at a Walmart near Hobby Airport, according to local television reports. The man was found shot in his car at Rowlett and Almeda Genoa around 10:30 p.m., KTRK reported. He died at the hospital.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"We may all be fighting over gun control but ...

"We may all be fighting over gun control but I think we can all stand united against Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem."

    National Anthem takes a beating at the NBA All-Star Game; Twitter disavows Fergie
    https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/celebrities/article/National-Anthem-takes-a-beating-at-the-NBA-12623774.php
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Late last night, Trump shifted his focus to O...

Late last night, Trump shifted his focus to Oprah Winfrey, whose speech at the Golden Globes stirred talk of a potential 2020 Democratic presidential run.

    Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

In Houston there are 20 companies ranked amon...

In Houston there are 20 companies ranked among the best to work at this year:

    Best places to work in Houston in 2018, according to Glassdoor reviews
    Every year job search and ranking website Glassdoor ranks the best companies at which to work, according to user reviews. In Houston, we house nearly 20 companies that are listed in the top 100 places to work for 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

He's expected to be released before the new l...

He's expected to be released before the new league year begins March 14.

    Texans tell linebacker Brian Cushing they plan to release him
    Updated 7:13 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 The Texans have told inside linebacker Brian Cushing that he no longer figures into their defensive plans and will be released at some point before the new league year begins March 14. Cushing, 31, played nine seasons with the Texans and is the team's all-time-leading tackler with 664.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that ...

One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that will keep I-45 inbound closed through the early morning.

    Fatal motorcycle crash closes I-45 inbound at Parker
    One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that will keep I-45 inbound closed through the early morning. The wreck occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the North Freeway and Parker, according to local television reports. The motorcyclist and the driver of a pickup truck were racing on the freeway when they collided, Houston Police told KPRC.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

In honor of President's Day, we take a look b...

In honor of President's Day, we take a look back at how America's leaders looked in their younger years:

    Check out these young commander-in-chiefs this President's Weekend
    If you're more of a history buff than a love bug, ditch the romance and read up on the men who've held the most-regarded political position in the country, the President of the United States.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

See how the world's history was recorded thro...

See how the world's history was recorded through photos:

    World news photos: Gun violence, scandal and street party
    Published 1:08 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Can this be our nation's last school shooting? Outrage in Florida over the murder of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is building and the politicians in our nation's capital are having a tough time hiding from it.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Texas Children's Hospital doctors have succes...

Texas Children's Hospital doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2Bsc2fV

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Texas Children's Hospital doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2Bsc2fV
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7 hours ago

These movies have some pretty cringe-worthy a...

These movies have some pretty cringe-worthy and disappointing moments.

    The worst comedies of all time
    When a comedy is truly great, the mere thought of its best scenes can make your sides hurt. Children's movies were not included, and neither were any movies that are not classified strictly as "comedies" (e.g. dark comedies, romantic comedies).
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

She relisted her stunning Texas mansion. Take...

She relisted her stunning Texas mansion. Take a look around:

    Selena Gomez Puts Her $3M Texas Mansion Back on the Market
    Pop singer and North Texas native Selena Gomez has put her 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Worth on the market again, for $3 million. Luke Stangel, provided by Published 9:00 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018 Pop singer and North Texas native Selena Gomez has put her 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Worth on the market again, for $3 million.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Authorities say after crashing a truck into a...

Authorities say after crashing a truck into a tree, one f the suspects fled to the hospital's chapel.

    Authorities ID 2 suspects arrested after police chase that caused lockdown at Woodlands hospital
    Updated 4:46 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A pair of connected early morning police chases stemming from a vehicle theft on Saturday prompted CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital to go on lockdown, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The symptoms mimic those of mental illnesses ...

The symptoms mimic those of mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia

    A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain - and scientists are learning it's more common than they thought
    There's a blank year in 26-year-old Caroline Walsh's once-spotless memory. She's pieced parts together from stories her friends have told her and a collection of photos on Facebook. But she cannot remember the day it all began - when her father found her in the middle of a seizure, her body writhing on the floor.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

11 hours ago

This cow is "woke."

This cow is "woke."

    'Hero cow' evades trip to slaughterhouse, swims to her freedom on island, injures captor in process
    As of Feb. 16, the cow was on its third week of living alone on the island.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

It's time to check the label of your dog's fo...

It's time to check the label of your dog's food.

    Two dog food brands pull products off shelves due to contaminants
    Two dog food brands have had their canned food pulled from store shelves after a harmful drug was found inside.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competiti...

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competitive, but Kevin Hart's awkward pregame musical and Fergie's strange national anthem was very very *kisses fingers*

    Memes have fun with 2018 All-Star Game
    That 25-minute long, four act musical with Kevin Hart to open the All-Star Game was interesting but Fergie absolutely butchering the national anthem was something else entirely. Before the game even started (by the way it was super competitive and very *kisses fingers*) the memes were abundant.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates ha...

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates had confirmed cases of mumps.

    Possible mumps infections shut down visiting again in parts of two Texas prisons
    Another possible mumps outbreak shut down visitation this weekend for some parts of two Texas prisons. A stomach bug impacted visiting at another three facilities, though Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said it is a "relatively small number" of prisoners affected.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Corpus residents may live on former bomb fiel...

Corpus residents may live on former bomb field:

    Army Corps warns Corpus residents that ammunition from bomb testing site may be on their property
    Updated 4:52 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Hundreds of residents in Corpus Christi received letters this month warning them they lived on an old defense site and may find old bombs and ammunition, city officials confirmed Thursday. Corpus Christi residents living near a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) on Padre Island were warned of its existence by the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Funny or too far?

Funny or too far?

    Texas lawyer releases Olympics-themed commercial
    Fort Worth's Bryan " Law Hawk" Wilson has produced a new commercial that combines his love for the winter Olympics with weight lifting and his disdain for terrorists. Wilson, 31, produced the commercial Sunday in the parking lot of a closed Subway in Fort Worth along with his friends.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in t...

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in the Heights:

    Local Foods is now open in the Heights
    Restaurateurs Benjy Levit and Dylan Murray seem intent on matching the Houston Height's rapid pace when it comes to debuting new restaurants. The team just launched their fifth Local Foods location at 714 Yale Street on Friday, Feb. 16 at the thriving Heights Mercantile urban market.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

One victim was shot in the face and another w...

One victim was shot in the face and another was shot in the chest.

    Drive-by shooting injures three in Sunnyside park, gas station
    Three men were injured Sunday in an incident that started in Sunnyside Park and continued with shots fired at a Texaco station on Bellfort. About 7 p.m., Houston patrol officers got a report that multiple shots had been fired at Sunnyside Park in south Houston, said Lt.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Know anyone wanting to work for a good compan...

Know anyone wanting to work for a good company? Point them here:

    Best places to work in Houston in 2018, according to Glassdoor reviews
    Every year job search and ranking website Glassdoor ranks the best companies at which to work, according to user reviews. In Houston, we house nearly 20 companies that are listed in the top 100 places to work for 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Booze is big business.

Booze is big business.

    Houston businesses that sold the most drinks in 2017
    Houston's stadiums topped the list of businesses with the most beer, wine and liquor sales in 2017. At the very top was the Toyota Center, home to the Houston Rockets, with more than $11 million worth of spirits sold in 2017, according to a Chron.com analysis of mixed beverage receipts from the Texas comptroller's office.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"We may all be fighting over gun control but ...

"We may all be fighting over gun control but I think we can all stand united against Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem," wrote one Twitter user.

    National Anthem takes a beating at the NBA All-Star Game; Twitter disavows Fergie
    Published 7:56 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Someone call the ASPCA quick! And please, someone save those poor strangled ducks stuffed in a burlap sack that are apparently lodged in Fergie's throat. Just before tipoff at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game the pop star delivered one of the most unique renditions of the National Anthem, ever.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City'...

VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City's exclusive grand opening party. http://bit.ly/2Ctp8Xm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City's exclusive grand opening party. http://bit.ly/2Ctp8Xm
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15 hours ago

"I kind of feel bad for this lady. I don't kn...

"I kind of feel bad for this lady. I don't know her story, she doesn't know mine. It might have been a misunderstanding."

    She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral - now she feels bad
    The original video has more than 1.8 million views on Facebook alone, each one of them a hard lesson for Marissa Rundell. She filmed a woman who allegedly yelled at Rundell and her baby during boarding on a Feb.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Altuve? He hung out with Salt Bae:

Altuve? He hung out with Salt Bae:

    How the Astros spent their offseason according to Instagram
    The Astros may be World Series champions and big stars in this city, but that doesn't mean they don't like to take selfies and post photos on Instagram just like the rest of us.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sal...

It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sale again - but with a new look.

    Large Humble mansion gets modern face lift, listed again for $2.1 million
    It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sale again - but with a new look. Updated 3:54 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A home touted to be perfect for the athletically inclined with big bank accounts is back on the market with some modern upgrades.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

This move doesn't come as a surprise.

This move doesn't come as a surprise.

    Texans tell linebacker Brian Cushing they plan to release him
    Updated 7:13 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 The Texans have told inside linebacker Brian Cushing that he no longer figures into their defensive plans and will be released at some point before the new league year begins March 14. Cushing, 31, played nine seasons with the Texans and is the team's all-time-leading tackler with 664.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Record-setting

Record-setting

    'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend
    NEW YORK (AP) - A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Within a day, the post was shared more than 5...

Within a day, the post was shared more than 500 times.

    Texas man lists used dentures to Facebook sell group, the internet can't deal
    A Texas man's Facebook post is turning heads online because he is trying to sell a set of used dentures on the social media site. The extremely odd listing was posted Saturday afternoon and it says, " Yes, I will try to get actual size, so ...
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

If you can't wait for the rodeo, you could tr...

If you can't wait for the rodeo, you could try driving here

    J. Balvin's people can't stop dancing at the San Antonio rodeo
    Reggaeton star plays hit-filled set at AT&T Center
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

She still managed to be one of the best dress...

She still managed to be one of the best dressed at the event

    Blackout at the BAFTAs: The best and worst dressed celebrities
    Actresses decked out in black gowns and jumpsuits to stand in solidarity against sexual harassment and inequality.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

"The most prudent approach is to consider tha...

"The most prudent approach is to consider that CWD has the potential to infect humans."

    US health authorities say 'zombie deer disease' is spreading
    State officials in Minnesota say they are having a hard time fighting the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). A deer with the illness, also known as "zombie deer disease," was recently found in Mississippi. CWD, which is spread by misfolded proteins known as prions, hasn't been known to infect people.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

If you want to drive your car for a long time...

If you want to drive your car for a long time, here are some to consider

    The most reliable vehicles you should consider buying in 2018, according to J.D. Power
    Published 4:28 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus had the most vehicles in this year's J.D. Power dependability study. The study measured the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles over a 12 month period. Only 2015 models were studied. See the full list in the gallery above.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The alleged murder occurred on Friday.

The alleged murder occurred on Friday.

    Spring husband shot wife to death, police say
    A 32-year-old man is in custody after police said he shot and killed his wife in Spring on Friday, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Rafael Leos has been arrested on murder charges for the slaying of Jessica Leos, 28, at a home in the 2300 block of Kylie Court.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Some of these, like the swastika are obvious....

Some of these, like the swastika are obvious. Others require some explanation.

    Hate symbols you should know according to the Anti-Defamation League
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a hate crime as a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity."
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified

    Man shot in head during argument inside Clear Lake Shores IHOP
    A man is in custody after shooting another man in the head early Sunday following an argument inside a Clear Lake Shores IHOP. A dispute broke out between two couples in separate booths at the Marina Bay restaurant location just before 3:30 a.m., according to Clear Lake Shores police Chief Kenneth Cook.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

This could be a huge improvement for traveler...

This could be a huge improvement for travelers:

    IAH unveils speedier security lanes for fliers
    The Houston Airport System on Thursday formally unveiled a $3.9 million automated screening lane system designed to alleviate a major headache of airport travel. Travelers in Terminal D at Bush Intercontinental Airport are less likely to get stuck behind families or pokey passengers digging for that 3.4-ounce, liquid-containing bottle at the bottom of their carry-on luggage.
    https://www.chron.com

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