1 hour ago

Officials are asking for help identifying the...

Officials are asking for help identifying the young teen.

    Texas police search for information on notorious serial killer's mystery victim
    Published 12:47 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Notorious Texas serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, confessed to killing up to 3,000 people but was only convicted of 11 homicides. Among the 11 convicted deaths was that of an unidentified girl between the ages of 13 - 17, allegedly from Durham, North Carolina.
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1 hour ago

Few things are better than these.

Few things are better than these.

    20 Things people from Texas love to love
    Updated 3:46 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 It's no surprise that Texans love their state. And as everyone knows, there's a whole lot to love about The Lone Star State. With the start of rodeo season and warmer weather, there are plenty of things for natives to appreciate.
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1 hour ago

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said the...

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision of clemency. Here, the family is reacting. (Video by Keri Blakinger/ Houston Chronicle) Read more: http://bit.ly/2GCANp6

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision...
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2 hours ago

Some of these are actually surprising.

Some of these are actually surprising.

    Celebrity couples that got married in secret
    Updated 10:01 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Many celebrities try to keep their personal lives private, but some go the extra mile when it comes to protecting their special days. After Amy Schumer's surprise wedding shocked the internet, other celebrities who tied the knot in private began to rise to the surface.
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2 hours ago

If you are looking for a place to two step, l...

If you are looking for a place to two step, look no further than these classic Texas bars.

    The most iconic Texas bars you need to visit
    If you are looking for a place to bend your elbow this evening, look no further than these classic Texas bars. Bars like Gruene Hall in Gruene and Austin's Texas Chili Parlor embody the saloon and dance hall motifs. Click through the gallery above to find some under-the-radar, small-town watering holes mixed in with citified, ever-popular, ever-crowded hot spots.
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2 hours ago

Some cars depreciate in value faster than oth...

Some cars depreciate in value faster than others.

    The 9 cars you shouldn't buy used, and 8 cars you should absolutely buy used
    The conventional wisdom for car buyers is to skip the dealership's new vehicles and instead opt for lightly used models. That way you avoid the painful depreciation hit (11 percent of the car's price on average) that kicks in the minute you drive your shiny new wheels off the lot.
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3 hours ago

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it ha...

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it had better be good.

    The $175,000 Mercedes S63 AMG Convertible Is Cushy But Cutthroat
    (Bloomberg) -- The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Cabriolet is the fastest, plushest yachtlike four-seater drop-top you can get for the money. And at $179,500 it's a lot of money, so it had better be good.
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3 hours ago

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a...

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a diverse menu. Check out the dishes:

    Fig & Olive menu romances France, Spain, Italy
    The view will be Galleria traffic not the glam beaches of the Cote d'Azur, but that doesn't lessen the excitement (too much) for the arrival of Fig & Olive. The New York-based restaurant with branches in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., is set to open March 2018 in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space at the Galleria.
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3 hours ago

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We wa...

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We want to feature y'all in a roundup of how Houston looked while donning their Lone-Star pride apparel. Send your images to photos@chron.com or message them to us here on Facebook.


3 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    KIPP co-founder Mike Feinberg fired following allegations of sexual misconduct
    The KIPP charter school network fired co-founder Mike Feinberg on Thursday following three allegations of sexual misconduct, ending its association with a Houston pillar who helped build KIPP into a regional and national powerhouse. KIPP leaders said an independent investigation found "credible evidence" related to allegations of misconduct involving one former student and two former employees.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

This father-daughter team posted a video paro...

This father-daughter team posted a video parody to Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" to sell her cookies. http://bit.ly/2EZanAE

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This father-daughter team posted a video parody to Childish Gambino's "Stay Woke" to sell her cookies. http://bit.ly/2EZanAE
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4 hours ago

What even is the future? 😮

What even is the future? 😮

    Edible electronics are here thanks to researchers at Rice University
    Published 12:27 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Researchers at Rice University have done the seemingly impossible. They have taken graphene - a super thin, strong and conductive line of carbon - and made it edible creating what could be an entirely new class of edible electronics, according to an article on the Rice website.
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4 hours ago

BREAKING: A judge has granted clemency

BREAKING: A judge has granted clemency

    Governor commutes death sentence minutes before Sugar Land man's scheduled execution
    HUNTSVILLE - In an unexpected last-minute decision, Gov. Greg Abbott granted clemency to the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday, just minutes before he was to be strapped to the gurney in Huntsville. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker was sent to death row for targeting his own family in a 2003 murder-for-hire plot aimed at landing a hefty $1 million inheritance.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

A new River Oaks shop makes the eclair a dinn...

A new River Oaks shop makes the eclair a dinner item...

    First look: Café Poêtes in Montrose
    Move over, macaron, there's a new French pastry ready to seize the culinary spotlight. But to call the éclair, an oblong pastry made with choux dough, new is somewhat misleading. Let's just say that Houston's new Café Poêtes is thinking about the traditional cream-filled and icing-topped bundles in exciting new ways.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

It doesn't get more Texas than this.

It doesn't get more Texas than this.

    Women order Whataburger on horseback
    Two women made headlines in Corpus Christi this week when they went through a Whataburger drive-through in a truly Texan way -- on horseback.
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5 hours ago

The World War II veteran can be seen gasping ...

The World War II veteran can be seen gasping for air.

    Georgia nurses indicted on murder, neglect charges
    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia grand jury has indicted two nurses and an aide in the death of an elderly patient. Former licensed nurse practitioners Loyce Pickquet Agyeman, of Snellville, faces a charge of felony murder and neglect to an elder person and Wanda Nuckles, of Buford, is charged with depriving an elder person of essential services.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at th...

Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at the Lunar New Year festival in Houston. Here's a prediction of what's ahead for The Year of the Dog. http://bit.ly/2FlnU3a

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Families celebrated the Year of the Dog at the Lunar New Year festival in Houston. Here's a prediction of what's ahead for The Year of the Dog. http://bit.ly/2FlnU3a
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6 hours ago

The home’s original owner was a military vet ...

The home’s original owner was a military vet with strategic expertise who spent thousands of hours crafting the ideal home for a hard-core prepper.

    Ultimate 'doomsday' cabin in Alaska listed for $159K
    If you're in the market for a cabin in the woods, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better property than this fully stocked home Luke Stangel, provided by Published 2:00 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 If you're in the market for the perfect doomsday cabin in the woods, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better property than Kevin Cross ' lakefront home in the Alaskan bush.
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6 hours ago

The former Marine reservist is on death row f...

The former Marine reservist is on death row for the slaying of a pregnant prostitute who was raped and brutally beaten before her body was found stuffed into a suitcase. He said the medical examiner may not have actually done the autopsy.

    'Suitcase Killer' asks for stay citing lawsuit, $230,000 settlement against medical examiner
    A Texas man scheduled to die next month is asking for a stay, claiming the medical examiner may not have actually done the autopsy after the 2005 murder that sent "Suitcase Killer" Rosendo Rodriguez to death row. The claim stems from a 2015 lawsuit that settled for more than $200,000 just before a judge signed off on an execution date.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Saving the history of the island, one house a...

Saving the history of the island, one house at a time.

    Galveston-based reality show a la 'Fixer Upper' returning for another season on the island
    Some people in the know have called HGTV's home improvement show "Saving Galveston" the "Fixer Upper" of Galveston's oldest and most charming homes. Ashley and Michael Cordray own a real estate and renovation company on the island, bringing some of the historic island's properties back from certain death to live again.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"I still hunt with my son but an AK-47 and an...

"I still hunt with my son but an AK-47 and an AR-15 is not for hunting, it's for killing."

    Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles
    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) - On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles and other restrictions. Rubio faced angry students, teachers and parents demanding stronger gun-control measures at a town hall meeting Wednesday in Florida.
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7 hours ago

How many of us could remember our PIN backwar...

How many of us could remember our PIN backwards, let alone with someone pointing a gun or a knife?

    Debunked: The myth that putting your PIN code in reverse into an ATM will alert police for help
    Entering your PIN in reverse at any ATM will not automatically send an alarm to local police. Every few years the myth makes the rounds after a rash of armed ATM hold-ups rattle the community. It's even popped up on internet myth-busting site Snopes and in 2015, financial website WalletHub outlined how the myth took off.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating tea...

All 18 members of the U.S. figure skating team died.

    A terrible plane crash once devastated US figure skating - and it still shapes it today
    On a chilly Valentine's Day evening, the 16-year-old newly crowned "queen of United States figure skating" boarded a flight in New York with the rest of the team, headed for the 1961 World Figure Skating Championships in Prague. The day before, Laurence Owen had graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, under the tagline "America's most exciting girl skater."
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8 hours ago

The Houstonian who founded Houston Summer Fes...

The Houstonian who founded Houston Summer Fest and Day For Night is setting his sights on barbecue, pairing the state's signature food with its music.

    Robert Earl Keen, Morris Day, Dawes to play new BBQ fest
    Having successfully branded a winter festival that combines music and art, Free Press Houston is now turning its attention to spring, with an event that combines music and food. The inaugural Great Texas Barbecue Fest will take place April 21- and and 22 at Sam Houston Park downtown.
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8 hours ago

A Pasadena high school freshman has returned ...

A Pasadena high school freshman has returned to her home campus after her lawyer and family said school officials attempted to "criminalize" her after she exhibited symptoms of a medical issue they failed to recognize. http://bit.ly/2oqGi2D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Pasadena high school freshman has returned to her home campus after her lawyer and family said school officials attempted to "criminalize" her after she exhibited symptoms of a medical issue they...
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9 hours ago

Middle class Americans earned between $39,560...

Middle class Americans earned between $39,560 and $118,080 in 2016. Yet Silicon Valley residents earning $400,000 consider themselves to be middle class.

    Silicon Valley is so expensive that people who make $400,000 think they're middle-class - here's what the middle class actually is in the 25 largest US cities
    The middle class is defined by the US government in terms of income. Middle class Americans earned between $39,560 and $118,080 in 2016, according to Pew, but middle class income ranges vary at the state and city levels. Some Silicon Valley residents earning $400,000 consider themselves to be middle class, even though they're far from it.
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9 hours ago

Do you recognize him? Here are all the Houst...

Do you recognize him? Here are all the Houston Rockets before they became NBA stars:

    What Houston Rockets players looked like as kids
    With just 25 games left in the regular season, the Rockets are the best team in the NBA. No matter what anyone tells you about the mighty Golden State Warriors. Numbers don't lie, and the Rockets have a half-game edge over the Warriors in the standings, and also own the tiebreaker.
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9 hours ago

“This is the kind of senseless violence that ...

“This is the kind of senseless violence that troubles so many people within our community,” Assistant District Attorney Dave Brucker said in a statement.

    Convicted killer of veteran Houston rapper Mr. 3-2 sentenced to 30 years in prison
    Back in late 2016, Houston rap scene veteran Mr. 3-2 (real name: Christopher Barriere) was gunned down in the prime of his artistic life. On Wednesday, in a Houston courtroom, his killer was sentenced to a lengthy prison stint for that murder.
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10 hours ago

An internal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers fore...

An internal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers forecast predicted that the storm would fill Houston's Barker Reservoir to record levels, flooding neighborhoods on the reservoir's western border.

    Record reservoir flood predictions kept secret before Hurricane Harvey hit Houston
    A day before Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast last August, an internal U.S. Army Corps of Engineers forecast predicted that the storm would fill Houston's Barker Reservoir to record levels, flooding neighborhoods on the reservoir's western border for two weeks or more, government records show.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The House voted down the motion 36 to 71 with...

The House voted down the motion 36 to 71 within three minutes as survivors of the shooting watched from the gallery of the Capitol.

    Florida House refuses to debate guns, but declares porn dangerous
    The Florida House of Representatives was in session on Tuesday considering several issues. These included a motion to consider a bill banning the sale of assault weapons in the aftermath of the mass shooting that killed 17 people last week at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, and a resolution declaring pornography a public health risk.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"At first I didn't want to believe it. The cl...

"At first I didn't want to believe it. The closer I got, the better I could see her pink collar on her, the bright pink collar and name tag, and we just lost it."

    Montgomery County man offers $5,000 reward to find and convict his dog's killer
    A Montgomery County man is offering $5,000 to anyone with information leading to a conviction of the person responsible for killing his beloved dog Beaux. Cass Coroiescu's dog Beaux went missing and was found shot and killed in Conroe near his home Feb. 11.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

This week on Building Houston, explore award-...

This week on Building Houston, explore award-winning homes and neighborhoods all from one builder, Gehan Homes. From Harper's Preserve in Conroe, to Lago Mar in Texas City, you're able to personalize your home all while experiencing superior customer service. Sign up to learn more here: http://bit.ly/2ojZK1T (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This week on Building Houston, explore award-winning homes and neighborhoods all from one builder, Gehan Homes. From Harper's Preserve in Conroe, to Lago Mar in Texas City, you're able to personalize...
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11 hours ago

BREAKING: The verdict is in for one of the s...

BREAKING: The verdict is in for one of the state's most high-profile and sensational trials. It involved allegations of an extramarital affair and investor money spent on drugs and prostitutes.

    Texas state Sen. Uresti, co-defendant Cain found guilty on all charges in criminal fraud trial
    State Sen. Carlos Uresti was indicted by a federal grand jury last year on 11 felonies in connection with his role at FourWinds Logistics, a now-defunct San Antonio company that bought and sold sand used in fracking for oil production. Prosecutors alleged FourWinds was a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors.
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11 hours ago

The verdict is in for one of the state's mos...

The verdict is in for one of the state's most high-profile and sensational trials. It involved allegations of an extramarital affair and investor money spent on drugs and prostitutes.

    Texas state Sen. Uresti, co-defendant Cain found guilty on all charges in criminal fraud trial
    State Sen. Carlos Uresti was indicted by a federal grand jury last year on 11 felonies in connection with his role at FourWinds Logistics, a now-defunct San Antonio company that bought and sold sand used in fracking for oil production. Prosecutors alleged FourWinds was a Ponzi scheme that defrauded investors.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Police are searching for men caught on video ...

Police are searching for men caught on video robbing three different Shipley's Donuts since December. http://bit.ly/2sLq21x

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police are searching for men caught on video robbing three different Shipley's Donuts since December. http://bit.ly/2sLq21x
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11 hours ago

BREAKING: A Houston school is under a shelter...

BREAKING: A Houston school is under a shelter in place after administrators heard of a threat posted on social media.

    C.E. King High School under shelter in place after social media threat
    C.E. King High School in northeast Harris County is under a shelter in place after administrators heard of a threat posted on social media. The school is doing a compliance check, and law enforcement is at the school to investigate, according to a Sheldon Independent School District Facebook post.
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12 hours ago

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla and...

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla and The Original Ninfa's on Navigation!

    Ninfa's on Navigation's Alex Padilla advances to final round of chef competition on 'The Chew'
    Alex Padilla, executive chef of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, has advanced to the final round of a national cooking competition on "The Chew." In the first round of "The Best Chef on the Block" contest, Padilla faced chefs Marcel Cotit of Los Angeles and Young Cho of Seattle and rose victorious after cooking his Fajita Burger made with outside skirt steak, grilled onions, poblano peppers, avocado, chipotle mayo, and Oaxaca cheese.
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12 hours ago

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla.

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla.

    Ninfa's on Navigation's Alex Padilla advances to final round of chef competition on 'The Chew'
    Alex Padilla, executive chef of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, has advanced to the final round of a national cooking competition on "The Chew." In the first round of "The Best Chef on the Block" contest, Padilla faced chefs Marcel Cotit of Los Angeles and Young Cho of Seattle and rose victorious after cooking his Fajita Burger made with outside skirt steak, grilled onions, poblano peppers, avocado, chipotle mayo, and Oaxaca cheese.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

It happened again: Chicken Nugget, Sonny and...

It happened again: Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances.

    Three pet horse killings leave two little girls devastated in Liberty County
    Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances. Two little girls lost their pets, Chicken Nugget and Sonny, on Nov. 8 and Dec.
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12 hours ago

Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all thre...

Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances.

    Three pet horse killings leave two little girls devastated in Liberty County
    Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances. Two little girls lost their pets, Chicken Nugget and Sonny, on Nov. 8 and Dec.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

"We catch people of all walks of life. It's m...

"We catch people of all walks of life. It's mind boggling," McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

    Nearly 50 suspects charged in McLennan County Sheriff's Office prostitution sting
    The sting was part of a national effort to arrest more suspects linked to prostitution.
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13 hours ago

Police arrested a Tomball High School student...

Police arrested a Tomball High School student for a social media post that threatened a mass shooting at school.

    Tomball student arrested after social media post threatening school-shooting
    Police arrested a Tomball High School student Wednesday for a social media post that threatened a mass shooting at school. Corbin Pacheco, 17, is out on a $5,000 bond Thursday after he was charged with threatening to exhibit or use a firearm at school, a misdemeanor.
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13 hours ago

Happy Margarita Day, Houston! Taco Cabana is ...

Happy Margarita Day, Houston! Taco Cabana is marking the occasion with $3 margaritas and $2 off quesadillas all day.

    Taco Cabana is celebrating National Margarita Day with all-day happy hour
    Updated 8:40 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 How does 24 hours of happy sound? That's what Taco Cabana is offering on Thursday for National Margarita Day. The chain's usual 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour special with $3 margaritas will last all day.
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13 hours ago

Behind the scenes at the Houston Astros pose ...

Behind the scenes at the Houston Astros pose for the camera:

    The Astros were serving looks on picture day
    Remember when you were a kid and your parents would make you get all dressed up for picture day? For many, the end product was a collection of awkward photos of you green-screened over various backgrounds.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Deputies launched "Operation Ice Storm" using...

Deputies launched "Operation Ice Storm" using undercover officers to identify methamphetamine dealers in the Central Texas rather than street-level users. The investigation revealed the dealers were peddling black-tar heroin along with meth. Deputies also discovered that several suspects were affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2GBn5mm


14 hours ago

A second area child died from flu-related cau...

A second area child died from flu-related causes earlier this month. The latest fatality brings Texas' pediatric death toll to seven.

    Second child in Houston dies from flu-related causes
    A second area child has died from flu-related causes, the Houston health department reported Wednesday. Health officials said a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 with pre-existing health conditions died in early February. They released no other details. The announcement follows by two days the Harris County health department's announcement of a girl's death this month.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

After a verbal altercation, the customer stab...

After a verbal altercation, the customer stabbed the shop employee.

    Galveston tire shop customer stabs employee in the neck
    Galveston police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a tire shop employee in the neck Monday. The suspect was a customer at A&A Tire Shop in the 5700 block of Stewart Road, Capt. Joshua Schirard of the Galveston Police Department said in a press release.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

While Trump listened to the survivors and the...

While Trump listened to the survivors and their parents' calls for stricter gun control, the president held a notecard apparently containing talking points. "I hear you," read bullet point No. 5.

    Trump holds notecard with apparent reminder to say 'I hear you' in meeting with shooting survivors
    Updated 6:11 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Survivors of the Parkland shooting that saw 17 people killed last week met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to plead for greater protections of American schoolchildren from gun violence. While Trump listened to the survivors and their parents' calls for stricter gun control, the president held a notecard apparently containing talking points and social niceties.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Some government jobs pay $65,000 with generou...

Some government jobs pay $65,000 with generous benefits. See what each Texas state agency pays:

    What the largest state agencies pay employees in Texas
    Job hunting can be difficult, and in order to stretch your job-searching net as far as possible, be sure you don't forget state jobs. With a state as large as Texas, there are thousands of job opportunities available for seekers to pursue.
    https://www.chron.com

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