38 min ago

So bad.

So bad.

    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

1 hour ago

It's one of the most expensive in the whole c...

It's one of the most expensive in the whole country

    This is the most expensive street to work on in Houston
    Downtown Houston's Main Street boasts some of the most expensive office real estate in the country, according to a new report. The 1½-mile-long street ranks No. 21 on JLL's national list of streets with the highest office rents.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

He was on the job when he was arrested.

He was on the job when he was arrested.

    Pearland police officer charged with DWI on the job
    A 16-year veteran of the Pearland Police Department was charged Saturday with driving while intoxicated, according to the department. Officer Michael Gebert "was in uniform and driving a department patrol vehicle at the time of the incident," the department reported. As a result of the incident, the department as opened an internal affairs investigation.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

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    Expecting dad stages own pregnancy photo shoot, shows belly
    PEABODY, Mass. (AP) - An expecting father in Massachusetts has shown off his paternal glow with a pregnancy photo shoot. Peabody (PEE'-buh-dee) resident Nick Roberts surprised his pregnant girlfriend with the photos at their gender reveal party in June before their son Logan was born.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

It's just so cute

It's just so cute

    The Millennials' tent: This vintage trailer is making a comeback for campers
    Amid the Bay Area's collection of eclectic rental outfits - treehouses, mushroom domes, hobbit huts and more - teardrop trailers are relatively scarce. The micro-camping trailer, which was popular between the 1930s and the mid-1960s, has been reemerging over the past few years.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

He used a stolen phone to take the incriminat...

He used a stolen phone to take the incriminating video.

    Criminal accidentally reveals face after posting a video to the 'cloud' with a stolen phone
    Published 2:58 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017 Police are looking for three males in connection to a robbery that occurred around 9:20 p.m. on Dec. 12. Two or more people were walking to the movies near the 3800 block of Weslayan when they were approached by three unknown males.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

BREAKING: Set times have been rescheduled to ...

BREAKING: Set times have been rescheduled to account for the early closing times. Check the link for the new set times

    Day for Night heads into Saturday with Cardi B, Nine Inch Nails and the threat of rain
    UPDATE: Day for Night has cancelled all outdoor music after 10 p.m. Festival organizers announced on Twitter that after carefully monitoring the weather the outdoor Red and Green stages will shut down at 10 p.m. All artists will perform but set times have been rescheduled.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

But the head of the organization was at the W...

But the head of the organization was at the White House that day.

    No, Trump did not host the NRA on the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre
    Published 1:25 pm, Saturday, December 16, 2017 An article published on Friday claiming president Trump hosted the NRA on the fifth anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre has caused some controversy and distaste towards the White House.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

We're so proud!

We're so proud!

    Former Houston area high school stars in bowl games
    There are 39 bowl games plus a national championship to think about and across all 78 teams there is an incredible number of players from The Lone Star State. And if you want to take it one step further, there are a ton of former Houston area high school players participating in these games.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

His supporters look for evidence of 'voter fr...

His supporters look for evidence of 'voter fraud'

    White House urges Roy Moore to concede, as supporters look for evidence of 'voter fraud'
    Two days after losing Alabama's special Senate election, Republican nominee Roy Moore has yet to concede the race to Democrat Doug Jones - even after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that he should. "I think the president's position is pretty clear in his outreach to Doug Jones directly," Sanders said at Thursday's briefing with reporters.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Some of them are making a comeback

Some of them are making a comeback

    These Baby Names Rocked the 1950s
    Known as the baby boom era, the 1950s marked the rise of suburbia, the popularity of poodle skirts and the birth of rock 'n' roll. Using 2015 data from the Social Security Administration, the data team computed the average annual frequency of names for all decades, creating an inter-decade average.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The country sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire...

The country sits on the "Pacific Ring of Fire" and has frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

    Earthquake hits Indonesia's Java island, deaths reported
    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - A strong earthquake shook the Indonesian capital Thursday and other cities on the country's most populous island of Java, killing an unknown number of people amid reports of collapsed buildings. Authorities issued a tsunami warning for parts of Java's coastline after the quake struck just before midnight Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"Knowing that the man who physically took 22 ...

"Knowing that the man who physically took 22 years from me, leaving me with a lifetime of painful challenges, has been captured makes today one of the most pivotal times of my life."

    Feds: Oklahoma man kept stepdaughter captive for 19 years, fathered her 9 children
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A federal grand jury in Oklahoma has indicted a 63-year-old man accused of kidnapping his stepdaughter and holding her captive for 19 years in Mexico and elsewhere while fathering her nine children.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A letter to Paul Ryan: "Your daughter, Elizab...

A letter to Paul Ryan: "Your daughter, Elizabeth, "Liza" for short, will be 18 in three short years. And Liza could work anywhere in D.C., except the White House."

    What about the 16 women who have accused Trump?
    Dear Speaker Ryan, You sat down with Steve Inskeep from NPR in early December to discuss the tax bill and other things, and you came to the topic of sexual harassment. You said you have a 15-year old daughter. I have two daughters. You said, "I want my daughter to grow up in a country ...
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

7 hours ago

He announced his decision to withdraw after t...

He announced his decision to withdraw after the deadline had passed. Texas GOP is NOT happy about it.

    Texas GOP sues to keep Farenthold off 2018 ballot
    The Republican Party of Texas sued the secretary of state Friday to keep U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold off the 2018 ballot after the congressman accused of sexual harassment said he will not seek reelection. Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, announced his intent to retire two days after the state's Tuesday deadline to withdraw from the general election primary, creating a potential headache for GOP leaders.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Our art writer's tip for enjoying Day for Nig...

Our art writer's tip for enjoying Day for Night: Just wander around. You might stumble into something awesome

    Day for Night's festival opening: A 'daze' for night
    The light shows of the Day for Night festival are best explored, not planned. You might stumble into something awesome. At least that's how it seemed during the disorganized preview on Friday of what might be a stellar lineup of immersive light and sound experiences on Saturday and Sunday.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

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    Houston Restaurant Violations (Dec. 5- Dec. 12)
    Shipley Donuts, Pub Fiction, and Ritual in trouble with health inspectors this week Published 10:20 pm, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 This week, gross storage methods, sewage and slimy ice land Houston restaurants on our weekly violations report. At Shipley Donuts (3726 Scott) inspectors found sliced deli ham stored in direct contact with the refrigerator shelves.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

BREAKING: He got to her first on snapchat

BREAKING: He got to her first on snapchat

    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

8 hours ago

"I didn't know what to do. I acted my age. I ...

"I didn't know what to do. I acted my age. I was 16. I thought, 'Eewww, yuck,'"

    Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16
    ROME (AP) - A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was her fault.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"Most critics out there didn't think it could...

"Most critics out there didn't think it could happen. ... And now we're on the doorstep of something truly historic."

    Huge tax bill heads for passage as GOP senators fall in line
    WASHINGTON (AP) - After weeks of quarrels, qualms and then eleventh-hour horse-trading, Republicans revealed the details of their huge national tax rewrite late Friday - along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval to give President Donald Trump the Christmas legislative triumph he's been aching for.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Chief Art Acevedo also apologized for his dep...

Chief Art Acevedo also apologized for his department's lack of sensitivity

    Houston mayor and police chief speak at vigil of slain transgender woman
    A vigil was held at Houston City Hall on Friday for Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old transgender woman found shot to death Wednesday morning near Sunnyside in southeast Houston. Attending the vigil were members of the Houston LGBTQ community as well as Mayor Sylvester Turner and Police Chief Art Acevedo, who were both filmed speaking at the event.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Just in time for the holidays, you can stash ...

Just in time for the holidays, you can stash your relatives at this distinctive Houston property.

    One of the most talked-about homes in Houston's Third Ward begins a new life as a boutique hotel
    After years of renovations and sweat, a home in Houston's Third Ward has opened up for business as an overnight rental.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

If Twitter's reaction to the apology wasn't s...

If Twitter's reaction to the apology wasn't so funny we might have cried.

    In same statement Mario Batali apologizes for 'past behavior,' suggests cinnamon roll recipe
    Updated 9:13 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 Celebrity chef Mario Batali issued an apology Friday amid allegations that he touched several women inappropriately. The same statement came with a postscript - a recipe for "holiday-inspired" pizza dough cinnamon rolls. The gooey confections are a "fan favorite," he said.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

After seven years a big break in this case

After seven years a big break in this case

    Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Authorities say the ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in his death more than seven years ago. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged in the death of her ex-husband, a Memphis native who played for five teams over 13 seasons as a forward and center in the NBA.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

After bashing the FBI he called for the death...

After bashing the FBI he called for the death penalty for cop shooters

    Trump assails FBI leadership, touts loyalty to police
    QUANTICO, Va. (AP) - Taking aim at the credibility of the FBI, President Donald Trump unleashed a blistering attack on the bureau's leadership even as he praised state and local police officers as a bulwark against rising violence and crime.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

30 years that exploding scoreboard was still ...

30 years that exploding scoreboard was still inside the Astrodome.

    What did Houston look like in 1988?
    The Astrodome lost a big piece of its appeal, the city was constantly evolving, and one of its own became the President of the United States.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

It's expected to open by Memorial Day weekend...

It's expected to open by Memorial Day weekend.

    New Texas theme park Grand Texas breaks ground on water park
    Progress continues on the Grand Texas Theme Park with the Dec. 14 groundbreaking of the Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park. Grand Texas is an entertainment, dining and shopping development that is currently under construction in New Caney, Texas, on SH 242 off of US 59.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

While Walmart staff wanted to press charges o...

While Walmart staff wanted to press charges on the suspect the officer declined, saying that he didn't believe it was appropriate.

    Texas man steals from Walmart, police let him go because he was hungry
    The holiday spirit must be afoot in Kaufman, Texas. According to the Star-Telegram a Kaufman Police Department officer is under investigation for letting an alleged Walmart shoplifter off with a warning for swiping a turkey leg and a bottle of Gatorade last Wednesday.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Day for Night continues this weekend with set...

Day for Night continues this weekend with sets from Nine Inch Nails, Thom Yorke, Cardi B, Justice and more.

    Day for Night kicks off with Laurie Anderson, Chelsea Manning, Earl Sweatshirt
    Day for Night got off to an early start Friday with a series of talks featuring pop-culture flashpoints. FridaySummit at Post HTX in downtown Houston featured an array of speakers, including Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier who spent time in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks; visual artist and musician Laurie Anderson; Nadya Tolokonnikova of Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot; and Los Angeles artist Lauren McCarthy.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

A former Facebook executive says social media...

A former Facebook executive says social media are destroying society. (DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2yERdsz) Do you agree or disagree with him?

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A former Facebook executive says social media are destroying society. (DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2yERdsz) Do you agree or disagree with him?
    https://www.facebook.com

12 hours ago

The studio is going to open in March.

The studio is going to open in March.

    KHOU plans first satellite studio of its kind along downtown's Avenida Houston
    Starting in March 2018 a Houston news institution will begin broadcasting from one of the most popular spots in downtown. On Wednesday, the Houston First Corporation and KHOU-TV announced a partnership that will bring a satellite network studio into downtown Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Enrollment for 2018 health insurance through ...

Enrollment for 2018 health insurance through the ACA will be extended for Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey:

    Harvey victims get extra time to sign up for Obamacare
    Enrollment for 2018 health insurance through the Affordable Care Act ends Friday for most people nationwide but Texans affected by Hurricane Harvey will get two extra weeks to sign up. People in Houston as well as wide swaths of storm-affected areas in Texas will be able to enroll for exchange plans through Dec.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Hope springs eternal in the Houston barbecue ...

Hope springs eternal in the Houston barbecue scene...

    Houston BBQ favorite Pappa Charlies closes to retool, possibly relocate
    One of Houston's favorite barbecue joints is closing its downtown location but there is still hope for hungry, carnivorous Houstonians. Pappa Charlies owner Wes Jurena told Chron.com on Wednesday that his 2012 Rusk spot is closed effective immediately. RELATED: Pappa Charlies opens EaDo barbecue joint today (SEPT.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Find out which games will be worth your time ...

Find out which games will be worth your time and which ones you can skip.

    Ranking every bowl game from least to most watchable
    Updated 12:19 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 The college football bowl season kicks off this weekend with six games on Saturday. There are 39 bowl games plus a national championship, so figuring out which games are worth your time is imperative. We've taken every single bowl game and ranked them from the least to the most watchable.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A playwright says the actor exposed himself t...

A playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16 years old.

    Playwright alleges misconduct by Hoffman when she was 16
    ROME (AP) - A playwright who says Dustin Hoffman exposed himself to her and had her massage his feet in a hotel room when she was 16 said Friday that she spent years in guilty silence and took pains to not dress suggestively in professional contexts because she assumed the incident was her fault.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Police say the man is a member of the MS-13 s...

Police say the man is a member of the MS-13 street gang.

    Man sentenced to 40 years in prison after ramming truck into Conroe police officer
    A man accused of driving a truck into a Conroe police Christmas 2015 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. Maycol Douglas Lagos-Valladares was convicted of the first-degree felony offense of aggravated assault of a public servant. He was sentenced on Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The most festive Chick-fil-A of the season, w...

The most festive Chick-fil-A of the season, without a doubt.

    This Chick-fil-A got into the Christmas spirit with its dazzling lights and decorations
    This Chick-fil-A got into the Christmas spirit with its dazzling lights and decorations
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Turns out, you don't have to leave Earth to s...

Turns out, you don't have to leave Earth to see Tatooine.

    Want to visit 'A galaxy far, far away?' Here are the Star Wars filming locations you can visit
    The latest Star Wars film hits theaters Friday and fans all over the world can't wait to see where the storied franchise takes its characters. The last film, 2015's "The Force Awakens," ended with Rey finding the long lost Luke Skywalker on a remote world.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The couple had a stunning wedding in Tuscany ...

The couple had a stunning wedding in Tuscany and began sharing photos from the event on their social media accounts on Dec. 11, 2017.

    Model Kate Upton and ace pitcher Justin Verlander share wedding photos on social media
    The couple had a stunning wedding in Tuscany and began sharing photos from the event on their social media accounts on Dec. 11, 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

$1 is better than no dollars.

$1 is better than no dollars.

    Jeopardy contestant wins with $1
    One Jeopardy contestant learned the value of a dollar after he emerged victorious on Tuesday - with just $1. Naval officer Manny Abell of Lacey, Washington bet $999 of his $1,000 on the final Jeopardy question, "What country bordered the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf?"
    http://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Hotel carpet is weird, dude.

Hotel carpet is weird, dude.

    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

20 hours ago

This is what you deserve if you're stealing p...

This is what you deserve if you're stealing packages off porches.

    Mom punks thief with dirty diapers in package left on porch
    A thief got a foul surprise when he found dirty diapers in a package left on Angie Boliek's porch. Boliek told Chron.com that she decided to leave her son's soiled diaper as bait for an unknown thief in early December after a package of his Christmas pajamas were stolen from her porch.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

She failed to yield right-of-way, police say:...

She failed to yield right-of-way, police say:

    Elderly woman dies from injuries two days after being hit by Cadillac
    An 82-year-old woman who was hit by a car earlier this week died from her injuries Thursday, Houston Police said. Police said the victim, who has not been identified, failed to yield the right-of-way while walking near Bellaire Boulevard and Synott Road on Dec. 12. She was hit by a Cadillac sedan, police said.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Police said he was making a scene so the news...

Police said he was making a scene so the news could report about him and "his story could be documented for history."

    Police: Man admits to smoking methamphetamine, screams about 'the lizard people' during arrest
    Police said a man who admitted to snorting "methamphetamine to lose weight" was screaming about "the lizard people" while he was being arrested. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department said an unidentified man in a white Jeep Cherokee had stopped on the road in Parkland, Washington.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

He and his wife wore uniforms with fake badge...

He and his wife wore uniforms with fake badges and represented themselves as "constitutional marshals."

    Report: Central Texas man creates fraudulent court order against deputies, tries to enforce it
    Published 3:07 pm, Thursday, December 14, 2017 A three-year dispute between a Central Texas man and a sheriff's office - which reportedly involved him counterfeiting a court order against deputies and police officers - came to an end Thursday morning after he was sentenced to seven years in prison.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

The home just took a big price cut.

The home just took a big price cut.

    Take a look inside running back Adrian Peterson's Woodlands mansion
    Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian Peterson has dropped the price of his massive 10,500-square-foot custom-built Woodlands mansion once again. The price of the home, which boasts seven bedrooms, 13 bathrooms, and nine acres, has tumbled 37 percent in price, from $8.5 million in June 2016 to $5.3 million this month.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

"This is the biggest milestone to date that w...

"This is the biggest milestone to date that we've crossed so far."

    Houston-Dallas bullet train clears hurdle with environmental impact statement
    The long-awaited Texas "bullet train" cleared an important hurdle Friday when the Federal Rail Administration released a draft environmental impact statement identifying a preferred route between Dallas and Houston as well as potential passenger station locations.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Revention Music Center was packed for last ni...

Revention Music Center was packed for last night's RapCaviar Live:

    Spotify presents RapCaviar Live at Houston's Revention Music Center
    "Are you having a good time?!" asked co-headliner and Toronto native Tory Lanez during his performance last night at Revention Music Center, where global streaming music service Spotify hosted their Houston edition of RapCaviar Live for a sold-out crowd of about 3,000 fans.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Seven individuals were arrested after a prost...

Seven individuals were arrested after a prostitution bust.

    Louisiana woman allegedly kicked, insulted officers after prostitution bust
    Baton Rouge police arrested six women and a man on Tuesday after conducting a prostitution sting through backpage.com, local media reports. All six women were charged with prostitution except for Kenisha Harris, 27, who was charged with resisting an officer, battery of a police officer and pandering, according to WAFB.
    http://www.chron.com

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