36 min 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?
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46 min 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

1 hour 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

1 hour 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.
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2 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

2 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

3 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.
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4 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
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5 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

6 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 hours ago

A friendly holiday season reminder

A friendly holiday season reminder

    9 reasons you should never drink Fireball
    Oh, Fireball. What an embarrassment to alcohol. The cheap and syrupy cinnamon mixture was made for newbie drinkers and Solo cup college parties and that's as far as it should have made it in the booze scene. Yet somehow it remains a popular order at bars nationwide.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Police have yet to release cause of death or ...

Police have yet to release cause of death or identify the drugs found at the scene.

    Texas pastor found dead in hotel room with drugs
    Published 4:30 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 A Dallas pastor known for his miraculous "laying on of hands" ability was found dead about noon Wednesday, Dec. 13, at a Star Motel. According to The Christian Post, bishop Darick Favors, 42, had checked in to the motel on Monday and was expected to check out on Wednesday.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Harris County Precinct 5 deputies were watchi...

Harris County Precinct 5 deputies were watching the woman's home after they said the suspect, who has not been identified, threatened to kill her earlier this week. http://bit.ly/2kyM7cn (OnScene.TV)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Harris County Precinct 5 deputies were watching the woman's home after they said the suspect, who has not been identified, threatened to kill her earlier this week. http://bit.ly/2kyM7cn (OnScene.TV)
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12 hours ago

If these don't make you smile or laugh, somet...

If these don't make you smile or laugh, something may be wrong.

    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

12 hours ago

If something appears to good to be true, it p...

If something appears to good to be true, it probably is.

    Bitcoins offer virtual wealth but very real risk
    Never invest in a business you do not understand. If something appears to good to be true, it probably is. Those are two wise and important rules to live by, and if you follow both, you'll stay far, far away from cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, including the new bitcoin futures market.
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12 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle is live ...

Take a peek this weekend's Day for Night, from the curator tour. The music/art fest kicks off Friday night through late Sunday night, with headliners Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Phantogram, among other major artists. WHEN YOUR FAVORITE ACTS WILL TAKE THE STAGE: http://bit.ly/2Bcz3nk

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Take a peek this weekend's Day for Night, from the curator tour. The music/art fest kicks off Friday night through late Sunday night, with headliners Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and...
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12 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was live...

Take a peek at this weekend's Day for Night, from the preview curator tour. The music/art fest kicks off Friday night through late Sunday night, with headliners Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Phantogram, among other major artists. WHEN YOUR FAVORITE ACTS WILL TAKE THE STAGE: http://bit.ly/2Bcz3nk

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Take a peek this weekend's Day for Night, from the curator tour. The music/art fest kicks off Friday night through late Sunday night, with headliners Nine Inch Nails, Radiohead's Thom Yorke and...
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12 hours ago

"He just got out there and got to catching fi...

"He just got out there and got to catching fish and got addicted."

    Freeport fisherman to be sentenced for catching red snapper without commercial license
    A Freeport man is set to be sentenced Friday in Houston federal court for lying to federal agents about a massive and unauthorized red snapper haul last March. Jamal Marshall, 36, who was only licensed for recreational fishing, pleaded guilty on Aug. 24 for lying to federal agents about hundreds of fish he'd brought in.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Relive 2017 through these amazing images.

Relive 2017 through these amazing images.

    Relive Houston's most memorable moments of 2017 through stunning Houston Chronicle photos
    Decades from now, old timers will recall 2017 as the year Houston faced its biggest challenge yet - and survived to tell the story. Houston Chronicle photographers were there for all of it.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"They are not serious, but they have caused m...

"They are not serious, but they have caused me to rethink my future."

    UT System Chancellor Bill McRaven to step down in May, regent says
    University of Texas System Chancellor Bill McRaven is leaving his position in May, university regent Steve Hicks said. McRaven, the retired Navy admiral who came to the UT System in 2015, asked to resign in a board meeting Friday, citing health issues, Hicks said.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Months later, no one has made a significant o...

Months later, no one has made a significant offer on the home. It remains popular on Airbnb however, according to reviews.

    'Fixer Upper' shotgun house for sale in Waco for $950,000 still on the market six months later
    A two-story, one-bedroom house featured on "Fixer Upper" has been listed for six months for nearly $1 million. The shotgun house at 624 S 7th Street in Waco has an asking price of $950,000 and remains popular on Airbnb, according to Realtor Jennifer Roberts.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"They travel, they spend, and they really kno...

"They travel, they spend, and they really know how to party. But at the end of the day, they are just your regular multi-millionaire family living in South Texas."

    Thomas J. Henry and family starring in their own YouTube-based reality show
    After San Antonio's top injury attorney, Thomas J. Henry, threw two back-to-back, multi-million parties for his teen children's birthdays, comparisons to reality TV families like the Kardashians started swirling and a newly debuted YouTube-based show may have cemented those similarities.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Every room in the house has water views.

Every room in the house has water views.

    Actress turns Black Rock 'mess' into waterfront masterpiece
    BRIDGEPORT - Kathryn Hays has been chasing the water for years. The retired actress - perhaps best known for the roughly 38 years she spent as Kim Hughes on the soap opera "As the World Turns" - has always wanted to live in a home with sweeping views of the water.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Tea + Victory will be stocked with more than ...

Tea + Victory will be stocked with more than 500 board games and staffers called Game Guides, game experts who will help customers select games and provide game tips and instruction.

    Tea + Victory board game cafe to open early 2018
    Construction is underway for what is being billed as Houston's first board game café, set to open early 2018 at 2030 E. TC Jester. Tea + Victory will be stocked with more than 500 board games and staffers called Game Guides, game experts who will help customers select games and provide game tips and instruction.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

People are NOT happy with him

People are NOT happy with him

    Matt Damon's Take on Sexual Misconduct Gets Twitter Riled Up: 'Extremely Disappointed'
    Matt Damon gave an interview on ABC News in which he talked about the sexual harassment scandals that have come to light in recent months - and now many fans are expressing disappointment in the actor's statements. "Extremely disappointed in Matt Damon, a father of 4 daughters, would find 'levels of sexual abuse' acceptable?
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The gym owner who allegedly started the blaze...

The gym owner who allegedly started the blaze that killed a Texas firefighter was indicted on five felony charge:

    Gym owner accused in death of San Antonio firefighter indicted on all charges
    Updated 11:30 am, Friday, December 15, 2017 The gym owner who allegedly started the blaze that killed a San Antonio firefighter was indicted on five felony charges, according to court records. Emond Johnson, 39, now awaits trial on a charge of arson, two charges of arson causing bodily injury, a charge of arson causing death and a charge of murder.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Get ready for some 🌧️

Get ready for some 🌧️

    Expect a rainy weekend, says National Weather Service
    Houstonians should keep an umbrella handy this weekend. The Bayou City will see roughly an inch of rain Saturday evening through Sunday morning, a forecast by the National Weather Service Houston-Galveston predicts. The storm system is expected to bring moderate rainfall to the Houston area with a chance for some minor street flooding, experts said.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Celebs who visited our sister city to the wes...

Celebs who visited our sister city to the west in 2017:

    Here are the celebrities who visited San Antonio this year
    Published 10:25 am, Thursday, December 14, 2017 Somewhere between international concert tours and TV show production, a whole list of celebrities made time to visit San Antonio throughout the year and create memories with locals. From Metallica and artists like Despacito singer Luis Fonsi to actors like Samuel L.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

WATCH: Houston Astros MVP George Springer joi...

WATCH: Houston Astros MVP George Springer joins Christmas carolers to help Hurricane Harvey victims. (megabus.com) http://www.chron.com/sports/astros/article/Astros-George-Springer-Christmas-carols-Hurricane-12434493.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: Houston Astros MVP George Springer joins Christmas carolers to help Hurricane Harvey victims. (megabus.com)...
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16 hours ago

For Houston, it was a year of highs and lows,...

For Houston, it was a year of highs and lows, of spectacle and disaster, of despair followed by triumph.

    Relive Houston's most memorable moments of 2017 through stunning Houston Chronicle photos
    Decades from now, old timers will recall 2017 as the year Houston faced its biggest challenge yet - and survived to tell the story. Houston Chronicle photographers were there for all of it.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Was it a piece of clothing or something else ...

Was it a piece of clothing or something else that forced Facebook to take her page down?

    Houston woman who made anti-Nazi coat has her store's Facebook page taken down
    Judy Masliyah's clothing store, My Flaming Heart, had its Facebook page removed by the social media giant without a clear explanation.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Only a little over 15,000 showed up to see th...

Only a little over 15,000 showed up to see the Oilers off...

    Today in 1996 the Houston Oilers played their last home game in Houston at the Astrodome
    For Houston football fans, Dec. 15, 1996 is a date that many would prefer to forget. That is the day the Houston Oilers played their final home game in Houston inside the Astrodome before fleeing with owner Bud Adams to Nashville.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

They're described as a "wealthy Mexican-Ameri...

They're described as a "wealthy Mexican-American family from San Antonio."

    Thomas J. Henry and family starring in their own YouTube-based reality show
    After San Antonio's top injury attorney, Thomas J. Henry, threw two back-to-back, multi-million parties for his teen children's birthdays, comparisons to reality TV families like the Kardashians started swirling and a newly debuted YouTube-based show may have cemented those similarities.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A woman was killed and a man wounded in a sho...

A woman was killed and a man wounded in a shooting at a North Side apartment complex:

    One killed, one critically wounded in shooting at Northeast Side apartments
    Updated 3:13 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 A woman was killed and a man critically wounded Friday afternoon in a shooting at a Northeast Side apartment complex. Officers responded to the shooting around 1:40 p.m. at the Silver Ridge apartment complex in the 8400 block of Quail Creek, which is in between Starcrest Drive and Perrin Beitel Road on Loop 410.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The fire is near Gallery Furniture.

The fire is near Gallery Furniture.

    Two-alarm fire near Bunk Bed World causing traffic blockage near I-45 and Tidwell
    Updated 3:09 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 A fire that erupted around 1:45 p.m. is causing traffic buildup near I-45 and Parker. The fire is located near the Bunk Bed World on the 5800 block of the North Freeway. According to the City of Houston active incidents page, the 211 incident is a two alarm fire.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Multnomah County confirmed that the man is no...

Multnomah County confirmed that the man is not married to Taylor Swift or anyone else.

    Oregon man claims Taylor Swift told him to stab stranger
    A 43-year-old Portland man was arrested Monday after stabbing a stranger with scissors because - he claimed - Taylor Swift told him to do it. Brent Shannon Thicksten was charged with first degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, and menace stemming from the incident near Northwest 3rd Avenue and Burnside.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The Bellmead man was charged with 1st degree ...

The Bellmead man was charged with 1st degree murder after his wife's head was found in their freezer.

    Texas man who beheaded wife and kept her head in a freezer sentenced
    A Texas man convicted of decapitating his wife and keeping her head in a freezer has been sentenced to 52 years in prison. According to McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna's Facebook page, Davie Dauzat plead guilty to murder on Friday as part of a plea deal.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

A Spring man was allegedly wrongfully detaine...

A Spring man was allegedly wrongfully detained in a courtroom by agents who mistook him for an undocumented gang member they were seeking.

    Lawyer: U.S. citizen wrongly detained by immigration agent in Houston courtroom
    A Spring man, free on bail, was wrongfully detained in a Harris County courtroom Friday by agents with the Immigration and Customs Enforcement office , his lawyer said. David Ochoa, 24, was handcuffed and put in leg shackles without a warrant when he arrived at court , according to his lawyer, Neal Davis.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

He is considered an extremely high-risk sexua...

He is considered an extremely high-risk sexual predator.

    Reward for one of Texas' most wanted sex offenders increased to $10,000
    Published 12:18 pm, Friday, December 15, 2017 Police have increased the reward for any information leading to the arrest of 26-year old Dakota Marcus to $10,000. Stewart is among the top 10 most wanted sex offenders in Texas and is December's "featured fugitive" for being an extremely high-risk sexual predator.
    http://www.chron.com

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