49 min ago

The popular Vietnamese spot is moving south.....

The popular Vietnamese spot is moving south...

    Pho Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House expands to Pearland
    Pho Saigon Vietnamese Noodle House plans a new restaurant in Pearland. It will be the chain's fifth location in the Houston area. The restaurant has leased 3,168 square feet in the Kirby Commons shopping center, 11609 Broadway, according to NAI Partners. The chain was established in Midtown in 1998.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A young father who told his wife, "I will mak...

A young father who told his wife, "I will make a widow of you," will be sentenced in Houston today.

    ISIS supporter who plotted to bomb Houston area to be sentenced
    A young father who told his wife, "I will make a widow of you," in a phone call intercepted by federal authorities, will be sentenced Monday in Houston for planning to detonate a bomb in greater Houston in the name of ISIS.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The celebrity chef has huge plans in store fo...

The celebrity chef has huge plans in store for Houston's dining scene. He'll also be opening new restaurants in 2018. DETAILS:

    Chris Shepherd plans to replace Underbelly with a new steak restaurant
    Chef Chris Shepherd, winner of the prestigious James Beard Best Chef Southwest Award, has big changes in store for the new year. He's planning a brand-new steakhouse - Georgia James, named after his parents. But he will also cease operations at Underbelly, one of the city's most prominent restaurants, downsizing it and moving it a few blocks up to 1609 Westheimer, the former Poscol/Jimmy Chew's site.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A 22-year-old man has told police that his st...

A 22-year-old man has told police that his stepfather attacked him with a machete.

    San Antonio-area man, 22, attacked by stepdad with machete
    KIRBY, Texas (AP) - A 22-year-old man has told police in the San Antonio area that his stepfather attacked him with a machete. Police in Kirby, an enclave of San Antonio, say officers found the man on the driveway outside a home bleeding from cuts to his neck, face and hands and found his 39-year-old stepfather with a machete inside the garage at the home.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Two people are dead and three are injured aft...

Two people are dead and three are injured after a truck rolled over on I-45 North near West Road.

    Rollover crash on I-45 leaves 2 dead, 3 injured
    Published 6:00 am, Monday, December 18, 2017 Two people are dead and three are injured after a truck rolled over on I-45 North near West Road, the Harris County Sheriff's Office said. Investigators believe all five occupants of the truck were ejected when the truck have attempted several lane changes at an unsafe speed, causing it to roll over.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The victim left behind a 5-year-old son.

The victim left behind a 5-year-old son.

    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

2 hours ago

Which stars were the big winners and the forl...

Which stars were the big winners and the forlorn losers in housing this year?

    2017's Biggest Celebrity Real Estate Winners and Losers
    Which stars were the big winners and the forlorn losers in housing this year? We take a look back at 2017 in the realm of celebrity real estate. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 The law of gravity dictates that what goes up, must come down-but the vagaries of celebrity real estate don't always adhere to the letter of the law.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The crimes of 2017 have ranged from satanic k...

The crimes of 2017 have ranged from satanic killings to tragic drunk-driving deaths.

    The crimes that shocked Houston in 2017
    Houston experienced its fair share of shocking crimes this year, ranging from satanic killings to tragic drunk-driving deaths. While FBI crime data released earlier this year suggest murder rates are falling in Houston, the number of violent crime in the city rose from 2015 to 2016.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

She's not exactly new, but KPRC Local 2 Court...

She's not exactly new, but KPRC Local 2 Courtney Zavala made her big return this year.

    Houston TV's newest on-air hires for 2017
    Across the U.S., television news stations are hiring new talent to bolster their roster of reporters, anchors and meteorologists. Houston is no different. READ ALSO: Channel 11, 12 lost on-air talent at the start of the year So far, we've seen about 9 new entries to the TV market, most of them general assignment reporters and MMJs.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Hotel carpets have really evolved over the ye...

Hotel carpets have really evolved over the years.

    How a Texas dad got over half a million Instagram followers with just photos of hotel carpeting
    When photographer and corporate pilot Bill Young travels, he documents the carpets at the hotels in which he stays around the world. The 49-year-old's hotel travelogue began in Aug. 2015 with carpet from a Marriott in Cincinnati next to the airport.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The Texas rescue is now on the force in Kansa...

The Texas rescue is now on the force in Kansas and has already made his first drug bust:

    Kansas police officers' new co-worker is a pit bull
    STAFFORD, Kan. (AP) - Police in central Kansas have a new drug detective: a pit bull who was rescued by a Texas organization and trained for law enforcement work. Kano, a 55-pound (25-kilogram) puppy, completed his first drug bust Monday for the Stafford Police Department, the Wichita Eagle reported .
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Ten heroes were honored during the annual eve...

Ten heroes were honored during the annual event.

    What the celebrities wore to the 'CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute'
    CNN anchor Anderson Cooper and ABC's Kelly Ripa co-hosted the 11th annual awards.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Their encounter first started over a chat app...

Their encounter first started over a chat application where he allegedly sent photos and videos of himself to the child.

    Houston firefighter arrested for sexual assault of teen
    A Houston Fire Department employee was arrested Saturday for allegedly sexually assaulting a child, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. Brandon Ramirez initiated a conversation with the girl on a chat application and started sending sexually explicit photos and videos of himself to her.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"There's no pain or failure like going throug...

"There's no pain or failure like going through a divorce."

    Candid, unfiltered celebrity quotes about their divorces
    Published 5:04 pm, Tuesday, November 7, 2017 Celebrity divorces between power couples like Brad Pitt and Angeline Joile or Anna Faris and Chris Pratt can easily make it feel like love is dead and all hope is lost.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Take a look back at 2017 in the realm of cele...

Take a look back at 2017 in the realm of celebrity real estate:

    2017's Biggest Celebrity Real Estate Winners and Losers
    Which stars were the big winners and the forlorn losers in housing this year? We take a look back at 2017 in the realm of celebrity real estate. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 2:30 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 The law of gravity dictates that what goes up, must come down-but the vagaries of celebrity real estate don't always adhere to the letter of the law.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Solange said she felt right at home among the...

Solange said she felt right at home among the left-of-center acts that populated Day for Night.

    Funky divas: En Vogue, Solange slay at Day for Night
    Day for Night prides itself on repping for the outsider, the other, the weirdo. And this year's programming has done a good job of that. But there's nothing quite like the force of a massive pop hit. En Vogue proved that over and over again during a brisk, powerful set Sunday on the Green Stage.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours 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

11 hours 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

11 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

11 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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12 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

12 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

13 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

13 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

14 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

14 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

15 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

15 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

16 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

16 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

17 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

17 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

17 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

18 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

18 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

18 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

19 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

19 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

19 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

20 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

20 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

20 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

21 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

21 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

21 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

21 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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22 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

22 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

22 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

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