52 min ago

A woman who lives near the shooting disputed ...

A woman who lives near the shooting disputed the federal agency's account of the events --- via The New York Times

    Border Patrol Agent Kills Woman Who Crossed Border Illegally in Texas, Authorities Say
    A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a woman who had crossed the border illegally near Laredo, Texas, on Wednesday after the officer came under attack, federal authorities said. The officer was searching for "illegal activity" in a culvert on a residential street in Rio Bravo, a border town about 7 miles south of Laredo, when a group of unauthorized immigrants started to hit him with "blunt objects," U.S.
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1 hour ago

This escalated quickly

This escalated quickly

    Why the NRA's spokesperson thinks Houston police are watching her
    National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch wants to know if Houston's finest are watching her. The absurd notion comes from a lengthy Twitter feud with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo that began earlier this week. Last Friday, the chief made national headlines when he spoke out after the Santa Fe shooting and inadvertently joined the gun reform debate.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Some areas of the Texas coast are experiencin...

Some areas of the Texas coast are experiencing "high" levels of fecal bacteria.

    Some Texas beaches reporting high levels of fecal bacteria ahead of Memorial Day
    Updated 11:47 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 If heading to the beach is in your plans for Memorial Day weekend, you can check to make sure it's not one reporting high levels of fecal bacteria. The Texas General Land Office constantly tests water samples from Texas beaches and updates the results on Texasbeachwatch.com weekly.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on deat...

The 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children.

    Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

BREAKING: Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss ...

BREAKING: Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors.

    Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out for Game 6 against Warriors
    Updated 11:34 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors with a strained right hamstring. Guard Eric Gordon, who led the Rockets in scoring twice in the series including Thursday when he scored 24 off the bench, is likely to start.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

"I paint... and I write books... which came a...

"I paint... and I write books... which came as a surprise to some people in New York who thought I couldn't read," Bush said during the Houston event.

    President George W. Bush gets candid at Holocaust Museum Houston's record $4.2 million dinner
    There hasn't been this much activity in downtown Houston since Super Bowl LI. Thursday night at the Toyota Center, the Rockets faced off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals - even Justin Timberlake, with in-house concerts on Wednesday and Friday - snagged a court-side seat to cheer-on the showdown.
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3 hours ago

Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurric...

Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurricane season and summer celebrations. Stay up to date with it all with a subscription to your local news outlet: https://chrn.cl/2knSW0Z

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurricane season and summer celebrations. Stay up to date with it all with a subscription to your local news outlet: https://chrn.cl/2knSW0Z
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3 hours ago

BREAKING: The vacationing grandparents of a H...

BREAKING: The vacationing grandparents of a Houston boy were convicted Friday of aiding in an international kidnapping in a widely publicized dispute over an 8-year-old boy taken by his mother to Brazil in 2013.

    Jury returns split verdict in international kidnapping case involving Houston boy
    The vacationing grandparents of a Houston boy were convicted Friday of aiding in an international kidnapping in a widely publicized dispute over an 8-year-old boy taken by his mother to Brazil in 2013. The same federal court jury, however, acquitted the couple - Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes - of related conspiracy charges.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corn...

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and for many Texans that means escaping to destinations across the border.

    Update: State Department warns of dangerous destinations in Mexico for Memorial Day weekend
    The U.S. Department of State is warning road trippers and jet setters visiting Mexico to exercise increased caution and avoid travel in certain places. All 31 states in Mexico currently have warnings in place, while five states are listed as "Do Not Travel" under the Mexico Travel Advisory.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

About 11 prisoners were on the bus during the...

About 11 prisoners were on the bus during the crash, according to reports.

    Bus carrying inmates involved in crash in downtown Houston
    A police bus carrying inmates was involved in a crash in downtown Houston Friday morning. The accident happened on Polk and Chartres around 3:30 a.m., according to local television reports. Police believe a driver in another car caused the crash after they turned illegally and drove the wrong way, KTRK reported.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize...

Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize your plans for this 3-day weekend, Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU have put together a list of things you could include to honor the brave men and women for their service to our country. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize your plans for this 3-day weekend, Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU have put together a list of things you could include to honor the brave...
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4 hours ago

The heat is on.

The heat is on.

    The hallmarks of a brutally hot Texas summer
    that summer temperatures have officially descended on Texas for the next few months we look at some of the hallmarks of the Lone Star State in the hottest months of the year.. [...] that summer temperatures have officially descended on Texas for the next few months we look at some of the hallmarks of the Lone Star State in the hottest months of the year.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

How bad is Chris Paul's injury?

How bad is Chris Paul's injury?

    Rockets' Chris Paul suffers apparent hamstring injury in Game 5
    Updated 8:42 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Rockets guard Chris Paul suffered an apparent hamstring injury with just under a minute left in the Rockets' 98-94 win over the Warriors on Thursday. "He will be evaluated tomorrow," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We'll be all right."
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer pla...

The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer plans to introduce "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community" workshops in June.

    Sephora hosts free makeup classes for Houston's transgender community
    Sephora will offer free makeup classes for transgender customers, who represent a growth market for retailers seeking to create a more diverse and inclusive brand. The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer plans to introduce "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community" workshops in June.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Texas gas station caught in online rage over ...

Texas gas station caught in online rage over American flag

    Texas gas station latest victim of 'shunned serviceman' online rage
    A South Texas gas station became the target of online vitriol known as "shunned servicemen" rage after a man took to Facebook and claimed it wouldn't fly the American flag due to fear of losing "foreigners' business."
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The wrongful death suit accuses the alleged g...

The wrongful death suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms.

    Family of teen killed in Santa Fe shooting seeks $1M in wrongful death suit
    The parents of a student killed last week during the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School are seeking $1 million in a wrongful death suit that accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms. According to the wrongful death suit, Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, the parents of junior Christopher Jake Stone, say that Dimitrios Pagourtzis' parents failed to properly secure their firearms from their son, allowing him unsupervised access.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents...

The suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms

    Family of teen killed in Santa Fe shooting seeks $1M in wrongful death suit
    The parents of a student killed last week during the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School are seeking $1 million in a wrongful death suit that accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms. According to the wrongful death suit, Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, the parents of junior Christopher Jake Stone, say that Dimitrios Pagourtzis' parents failed to properly secure their firearms from their son, allowing him unsupervised access.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Have these dog treats? Don’t feed them to you...

Have these dog treats? Don’t feed them to your pets

    Texas-based pet food company recalling dog treats due to potential high hormone levels
    A Texas-based pet food company is recalling treats that could cause weight loss and restlessness if pets consume them. Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, is recalling a limited amount of beef dog treats due to the possibly elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

One widely shared Instagram post said, "My ne...

One widely shared Instagram post said, "My new plan is to kill every American. I'm serious kill me now don't let me do it."

    UH police communication 'key' after flagged social media threat
    Communication within and outside of the University of Houston police department was "key" after multiple students flagged social media posts threatening violence earlier this year, an administrator said Thursday at the system's quarterly board meeting. The comments from Jim McShan, associate vice chancellor, come less than one week after a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School left 10 dead and 13 injured.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Nearly 18 years ago, he and six others pulled...

Nearly 18 years ago, he and six others pulled off the biggest prison break-out in Texas history.

    Convicted killer from infamous "Texas 7" prison escape gets execution date
    On December 13, 2000, seven desperate inmates pulled off the biggest prison break-out in Texas history. They busted into the prison armory, stole weapons and stormed out of the Connally Unit in a prison truck. After orchestrating two robberies in Houston, they headed up to the Dallas area.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The 26-year-old is charged with having an imp...

The 26-year-old is charged with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old male student

    Texas City teacher's aide accused of improper relationship with student
    A Texas City teacher's aide who allegedly had an intimate relationship with a student has been arrested, according to the Texas City Police Department report Crystal Nicole Alaniz, 26, of Texas City, is charged with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old male student while she was working at the Woodrow Wilson Alternative Learning School.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

THIS is the most ambitious crossover event in...

THIS is the most ambitious crossover event in history

    Alejandro Fernandez and Los Tigres del Norte announce Houston date
    The Latin icons are teaming up for a night of anthems.
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10 hours ago

The volcano has been erupting since early May...

The volcano has been erupting since early May

    The 20 most stunning photos of lava flow from Kilauea in Hawaii
    As the Kilauea volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii's Big Island, photographer's are capturing Mother Nature's artistry in the lava that's flowing through forests, bubbling up from cracks in the Earth, spewing from steaming vents and pouring into the ocean.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Believe it or not, he still got the shot.

Believe it or not, he still got the shot.

    NASA photographer's camera melts after rocket launch, but he still got amazing pics
    Veteran NASA photographer Bill Ingalls' camera was torched Tuesday at the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California-but he still got an awesome photo. Ingalls, who has been shooting launches since 1989, shared on Facebook that a small brushfire triggered by the launch melted the camera set up on a stand to chronicle the event.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the stre...

A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the streets of southeast Houston left one person dead and another injured.

    1 dead, 1 injured in related shootings in southeast Houston
    A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the streets of southeast Houston left one person dead and another injured Thursday night. Around 7:20 p.m., several people started exchanging gunfire in the 5100 block of Northridge Drive. One person was struck and hospitalized, said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

And gun-control advocates call the strategy a...

And gun-control advocates call the strategy a smoke screen

    After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list
    In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Authorities also seized $6,102 cash and seven...

Authorities also seized $6,102 cash and seventeen counterfeit 100-dollar bills.

    Drugs, real and fake cash seized in Fort Bend County raid
    Authorities seized drugs, more than $6,000 in cash and counterfeit bills during an early morning raid on a home in Weston Lakes, the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office said. Two suspects, Alec McCann, 23 and Kiera Harrison, 22, face multiple charges after they were arrested on May 22 at about 6:15 a.m.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Yea, you read that right. DEFENSE, was key in...

Yea, you read that right. DEFENSE, was key in Thursday's victory.

    Chris Paul, defense carry Rockets over Warriors, to 3-2 series lead
    Chris Paul shimmied in Stephen Curry's face and danced in James Harden's while the Toyota Center crowd sang to Kiss. But he was not celebrating as much as feeling the possibilities that made his legs bounce and the crowd roar.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

J.J. Watt and a denim-clad fan (okay, it's Ju...

J.J. Watt and a denim-clad fan (okay, it's Justin Timberlake) were courtside for Rockets-Warriors Game 5.

    Justin Timberlake, J.J. Watt among celebrities at Rockets game
    With Justin Timberlake in town for a pair of concerts, courtside seats at Toyota Center had a little exta star power Thursday night. And, of course, it helped that he was sitting with Houston's sports power couple: J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The Rockets lead the series 3-2 after Chris P...

The Rockets lead the series 3-2 after Chris Paul shimmied all over Golden State.

    Memes rejoice as Rockets win a wild Game 5
    Updated 11:20 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018 As your read this, the Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals. Just sit with that for a moment. Chris Paul might have made some kind of deal with a dark spirit that allowed him to show up Steph Curry and lead the Rockets to a 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

This offer lasts until July 4.

This offer lasts until July 4.

    SeaWorld offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families throughout the summer
    Published 11:08 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 Starting today and running through July 4, SeaWorld San Antonio is offering free admission for U.S. veterans, retirees and their families. The offer includes other SeaWorld parks across the country and properties like Busch Gardens locations in Tampa Bay and Williamsburg. Each U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Better watch what you say around Alexa.

Better watch what you say around Alexa.

    An Amazon Echo recorded a family's conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says
    A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago. "Unplug your Alexa devices right now," a voice on the other line said. "You're being hacked." Apparently, one of Amazon.com's Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller without the family's permission, according to KIRO 7, a news station covering Seattle and western Washington state that first reported the story.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Houston police arrested a man who led officer...

Houston police arrested a man who led officers on a chase through northwest Houston and rammed into a police car. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2sbFjp3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston police arrested a man who led officers on a chase through northwest Houston and rammed into a police car. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2sbFjp3
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16 hours ago

Well it's about time.

Well it's about time.

    The Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week
    A big addition is coming to the Astrodome complex next week.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta provided more t...

Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta provided more than 400 tickets to Santa Fe High School seniors as well as school administration and Santa Fe first responders.

    Rockets honor Santa Fe High School seniors at Game 5
    Before Thursday night's Game 5 of the Western Conference finals, a corner of the Toyota Center upper deck was filled teenagers. Some of them were wearing what is now the familiar green of their school, while others came decked out in Rockets gear.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

If the methane didn't seep through, it would ...

If the methane didn't seep through, it would cause underground explosions.

    Hawaii volcano generates blue flames from burning methane
    HONOLULU (AP) - Blue flames from burning methane are the latest natural phenomena being seen at the eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. Nighttime photos released Wednesday by the U.S. Geological Survey show the flames spouting from cracks in the pavement in the Leilani Estates neighborhood where the volcano has been gushing lava on the big island of Hawaii for the past three weeks.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"Our job is to bring the world to Houstonians...

"Our job is to bring the world to Houstonians"

    Peek inside the Houston Museum of Natural Science archives
    It's almost like hidden treasure that's not really hidden. Residents often walk by the nondescript gated building on the northern end of Montrose without knowing that it's filled with millions of ancient artifacts, expensive butterfly collections and creatures from all over the world.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Investigators are hoping a wris...

PLEASE SHARE: Investigators are hoping a wristband a man was wearing when he was found shot to death near Sheldon Lake State Park will help them find his killers. For more on the story: https://chrn.cl/2s3oJsi

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    PLEASE SHARE: Investigators are hoping a wristband a man was wearing when he was found shot to death near Sheldon Lake State Park will help them find his killers. For more on the story:...
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18 hours ago

Yikes...you do not want to make Lil B mad...

Yikes...you do not want to make Lil B mad...

    Lil B to Rockets' Chris Paul: Leave Draymond alone
    Bay Area rapper Lil B is known to Houston sports fans as the guy who supposedly put a curse on James Harden, and now he's sending out a warning shot to Chris Paul: Watch how you treat Draymond Green.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The manager of the Popeyes, said electrical w...

The manager of the Popeyes, said electrical workers were working in the attic shortly before the fire started.

    Customers, employees rush out of burning Popeyes in east Houston
    An attic fire at a Popeyes in east Houston forced customers and employees to rush out of the restaurant Thursday. Firefighters with the Houston Fire Department were called to the restaurant in the 7100 block of Lawndale Street around 4:15 p.m. When they arrived, smoke and fire were coming out of the roof of the building.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

As if there was ever any doubt.

As if there was ever any doubt.

    Rockets' James Harden, Cavs' LeBron James unanimous picks for All-NBA first team
    Rockets guard James Harden, one of three finalists for Most Valuable Player, was named on Thursday a unanimous first-team All-NBA selection for the second-consecutive season. Cavaliers forward LeBron James was also a unanimous selection, giving him an NBA record 12 first-team selections.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

All of Daryl Morey's moves as GM have the Roc...

All of Daryl Morey's moves as GM have the Rockets within two wins of a trip to the Finals.

    How this Rockets team was built piece-by-piece
    Only three players on the current Rockets roster came from the draft, and only one of those - Clint Capela - get meaningful playing time. The rest of the team is all comprised of Morey's trades and free agent signings.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The current owner is simply ready for a break...

The current owner is simply ready for a break and wants to move on.

    San Leon bar, grill and money-making fishing pier for sale
    In a town of about 5,000 residents, San Leon's 18th Street Pier Bar & Grill has 25,000 Facebook followers, and now all of that community love could be yours for the right price. The entire property is listed for sale at $1.9 million.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The suspect has allegedly walked around nude ...

The suspect has allegedly walked around nude inside a Club Monaco store in The Woodlands, a TJ Maxx store in Shenandoah and a Kirkland’s in Oak Ridge North--all within a 72-hour time period.

    Montgomery sheriff's officials seek help finding man exposing himself in stores
    Authorities are still searching for a man they say has been undressing and walking around nude inside numerous stores across Montgomery County. Montgomery sheriff's Lt.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Cruz said students suggested more metal detec...

Cruz said students suggested more metal detectors, more police officers, and arming teachers.

    Ted Cruz says injured Santa Fe students told him 'don't take our guns'
    Both Santa Fe and Parkland have roused the nation to seek answers in a decades-long crisis of mass shootings. But to the dismay of the media, Ted Cruz says, the victims of each school shooting don't agree on a solution.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Golden State's Steve Kerr met with the media ...

Golden State's Steve Kerr met with the media today. "You’ve got four or five of the best perimeter players on earth in one series." https://chrn.cl/2KTHWnd

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Golden State's Steve Kerr met with the media today. "You've got four or five of the best perimeter players on earth in one series." https://chrn.cl/2KTHWnd
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21 hours ago

Bookmark this for the next time you're headed...

Bookmark this for the next time you're headed out of town.

    Best places to board your pet in Houston according to Yelp
    Updated 5:52 pm, Tuesday, December 5, 2017 For any animal owner the ideal scenario is being able to travel with your pets, but often that is not the case, which means people have to go through the hassle of finding a good place to board them.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Temperatures will be on the cusp of 100 degre...

Temperatures will be on the cusp of 100 degrees on Sunday and Monday.

    Plan for a 'great,' hot weekend of Memorial Day tubing with these spots, outfitters
    No storms in the forecast means all the conditions are right for the perfect storm that is the slow-moving hoards of inner tubes, coolers, music and fun on area rivers as Memorial Day kicks off the beloved Texas tubing tradition.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

BREAKING: She has campaigned to close loophol...

BREAKING: She has campaigned to close loopholes in the state's broken property-tax system.

    Democrat gubernatorial candidate Valdez owes $12K in overdue property taxes
    Updated 2:59 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018 AUSTIN - Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez, who has campaigned to close loopholes in the state's broken property-tax system, owes more than $12,000 in overdue taxes on seven properties in two counties, official records showed Thursday.
    https://www.chron.com

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