37 min ago

This cow is "woke."

This cow is "woke."

    'Hero cow' evades trip to slaughterhouse, swims to her freedom on island, injures captor in process
    As of Feb. 16, the cow was on its third week of living alone on the island.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

It's time to check the label of your dog's fo...

It's time to check the label of your dog's food.

    Two dog food brands pull products off shelves due to contaminants
    Two dog food brands have had their canned food pulled from store shelves after a harmful drug was found inside.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competiti...

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competitive, but Kevin Hart's awkward pregame musical and Fergie's strange national anthem was very very *kisses fingers*

    Memes have fun with 2018 All-Star Game
    That 25-minute long, four act musical with Kevin Hart to open the All-Star Game was interesting but Fergie absolutely butchering the national anthem was something else entirely. Before the game even started (by the way it was super competitive and very *kisses fingers*) the memes were abundant.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates ha...

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates had confirmed cases of mumps.

    Possible mumps infections shut down visiting again in parts of two Texas prisons
    Another possible mumps outbreak shut down visitation this weekend for some parts of two Texas prisons. A stomach bug impacted visiting at another three facilities, though Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said it is a "relatively small number" of prisoners affected.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Corpus residents may live on former bomb fiel...

Corpus residents may live on former bomb field:

    Army Corps warns Corpus residents that ammunition from bomb testing site may be on their property
    Updated 4:52 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Hundreds of residents in Corpus Christi received letters this month warning them they lived on an old defense site and may find old bombs and ammunition, city officials confirmed Thursday. Corpus Christi residents living near a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) on Padre Island were warned of its existence by the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Funny or too far?

Funny or too far?

    Texas lawyer releases Olympics-themed commercial
    Fort Worth's Bryan " Law Hawk" Wilson has produced a new commercial that combines his love for the winter Olympics with weight lifting and his disdain for terrorists. Wilson, 31, produced the commercial Sunday in the parking lot of a closed Subway in Fort Worth along with his friends.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in t...

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in the Heights:

    Local Foods is now open in the Heights
    Restaurateurs Benjy Levit and Dylan Murray seem intent on matching the Houston Height's rapid pace when it comes to debuting new restaurants. The team just launched their fifth Local Foods location at 714 Yale Street on Friday, Feb. 16 at the thriving Heights Mercantile urban market.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

One victim was shot in the face and another w...

One victim was shot in the face and another was shot in the chest.

    Drive-by shooting injures three in Sunnyside park, gas station
    Three men were injured Sunday in an incident that started in Sunnyside Park and continued with shots fired at a Texaco station on Bellfort. About 7 p.m., Houston patrol officers got a report that multiple shots had been fired at Sunnyside Park in south Houston, said Lt.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Know anyone wanting to work for a good compan...

Know anyone wanting to work for a good company? Point them here:

    Best places to work in Houston in 2018, according to Glassdoor reviews
    Every year job search and ranking website Glassdoor ranks the best companies at which to work, according to user reviews. In Houston, we house nearly 20 companies that are listed in the top 100 places to work for 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Booze is big business.

Booze is big business.

    Houston businesses that sold the most drinks in 2017
    Houston's stadiums topped the list of businesses with the most beer, wine and liquor sales in 2017. At the very top was the Toyota Center, home to the Houston Rockets, with more than $11 million worth of spirits sold in 2017, according to a Chron.com analysis of mixed beverage receipts from the Texas comptroller's office.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

"We may all be fighting over gun control but ...

"We may all be fighting over gun control but I think we can all stand united against Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem," wrote one Twitter user.

    National Anthem takes a beating at the NBA All-Star Game; Twitter disavows Fergie
    Published 7:56 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Someone call the ASPCA quick! And please, someone save those poor strangled ducks stuffed in a burlap sack that are apparently lodged in Fergie's throat. Just before tipoff at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game the pop star delivered one of the most unique renditions of the National Anthem, ever.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City'...

VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City's exclusive grand opening party. http://bit.ly/2Ctp8Xm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    VIP view: Go inside Hotel Zaza Memorial City's exclusive grand opening party. http://bit.ly/2Ctp8Xm
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5 hours ago

"I kind of feel bad for this lady. I don't kn...

"I kind of feel bad for this lady. I don't know her story, she doesn't know mine. It might have been a misunderstanding."

    She didn't expect her video of a screaming Delta passenger would go viral - now she feels bad
    The original video has more than 1.8 million views on Facebook alone, each one of them a hard lesson for Marissa Rundell. She filmed a woman who allegedly yelled at Rundell and her baby during boarding on a Feb.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Altuve? He hung out with Salt Bae:

Altuve? He hung out with Salt Bae:

    How the Astros spent their offseason according to Instagram
    The Astros may be World Series champions and big stars in this city, but that doesn't mean they don't like to take selfies and post photos on Instagram just like the rest of us.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sal...

It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sale again - but with a new look.

    Large Humble mansion gets modern face lift, listed again for $2.1 million
    It was on the market in 2016 and it's for sale again - but with a new look. Updated 3:54 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A home touted to be perfect for the athletically inclined with big bank accounts is back on the market with some modern upgrades.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

This move doesn't come as a surprise.

This move doesn't come as a surprise.

    Texans tell linebacker Brian Cushing they plan to release him
    Updated 7:13 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 The Texans have told inside linebacker Brian Cushing that he no longer figures into their defensive plans and will be released at some point before the new league year begins March 14. Cushing, 31, played nine seasons with the Texans and is the team's all-time-leading tackler with 664.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Record-setting

Record-setting

    'Black Panther' blows away box office with $192M weekend
    NEW YORK (AP) - A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning critical acclaim and groundbreaking cultural meaning pushed "Black Panther" to a record-setting $192 million debut in U.S. and Canada theaters, firmly establishing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark. The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Within a day, the post was shared more than 5...

Within a day, the post was shared more than 500 times.

    Texas man lists used dentures to Facebook sell group, the internet can't deal
    A Texas man's Facebook post is turning heads online because he is trying to sell a set of used dentures on the social media site. The extremely odd listing was posted Saturday afternoon and it says, " Yes, I will try to get actual size, so ...
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

If you can't wait for the rodeo, you could tr...

If you can't wait for the rodeo, you could try driving here

    J. Balvin's people can't stop dancing at the San Antonio rodeo
    Reggaeton star plays hit-filled set at AT&T Center
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

She still managed to be one of the best dress...

She still managed to be one of the best dressed at the event

    Blackout at the BAFTAs: The best and worst dressed celebrities
    Actresses decked out in black gowns and jumpsuits to stand in solidarity against sexual harassment and inequality.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

"The most prudent approach is to consider tha...

"The most prudent approach is to consider that CWD has the potential to infect humans."

    US health authorities say 'zombie deer disease' is spreading
    State officials in Minnesota say they are having a hard time fighting the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD). A deer with the illness, also known as "zombie deer disease," was recently found in Mississippi. CWD, which is spread by misfolded proteins known as prions, hasn't been known to infect people.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

If you want to drive your car for a long time...

If you want to drive your car for a long time, here are some to consider

    The most reliable vehicles you should consider buying in 2018, according to J.D. Power
    Published 4:28 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Toyota and its luxury brand Lexus had the most vehicles in this year's J.D. Power dependability study. The study measured the number of problems experienced per 100 vehicles over a 12 month period. Only 2015 models were studied. See the full list in the gallery above.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The alleged murder occurred on Friday.

The alleged murder occurred on Friday.

    Spring husband shot wife to death, police say
    A 32-year-old man is in custody after police said he shot and killed his wife in Spring on Friday, according to a statement from the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office. Rafael Leos has been arrested on murder charges for the slaying of Jessica Leos, 28, at a home in the 2300 block of Kylie Court.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Some of these, like the swastika are obvious....

Some of these, like the swastika are obvious. Others require some explanation.

    Hate symbols you should know according to the Anti-Defamation League
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) defines a hate crime as a "criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender's bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity."
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified

UPDATE: A suspect has been identified

    Man shot in head during argument inside Clear Lake Shores IHOP
    A man is in custody after shooting another man in the head early Sunday following an argument inside a Clear Lake Shores IHOP. A dispute broke out between two couples in separate booths at the Marina Bay restaurant location just before 3:30 a.m., according to Clear Lake Shores police Chief Kenneth Cook.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

This could be a huge improvement for traveler...

This could be a huge improvement for travelers:

    IAH unveils speedier security lanes for fliers
    The Houston Airport System on Thursday formally unveiled a $3.9 million automated screening lane system designed to alleviate a major headache of airport travel. Travelers in Terminal D at Bush Intercontinental Airport are less likely to get stuck behind families or pokey passengers digging for that 3.4-ounce, liquid-containing bottle at the bottom of their carry-on luggage.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

He's doubling down.

He's doubling down.

    LeBron says he 'will definitely not shut up and dribble'
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - LeBron James says he will not stick to sports. The Cleveland Cavaliers superstar reiterated his determination to speak out on social issues and the nation's political climate Saturday during his media availability for the NBA All-Star Game. "I will not just shut up and dribble," James said.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Delivery grocery shopping is about to get a l...

Delivery grocery shopping is about to get a lot better for HEB shoppers:

    H-E-B acquires Favor Delivery service
    H-E-B has acquired Favor Delivery, an Austin-based on-demand delivery service company. The San Antonio-based grocer announced Wednesday it will assume all of Favor's 140 employees and 50,000 contract delivery drivers, who shuttle online orders from restaurants and other stores to consumer's homes. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

If you're trying to lose weight this is actua...

If you're trying to lose weight this is actually counter-productive

    Why you should never eat light ice cream
    Erin Brodwin, provided by Published 10:47 am, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Sweet, creamy, and chilled, ice cream may well be one of the most uniquely satisfying and perfectly-engineered desserts. But that hasn't stopped food manufacturers from adulterating the original version. In at attempt to adapt to American diet trends, low-fat and light ice cream varieties plague grocery store shelves.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Houston's got a new shared work space with lo...

Houston's got a new shared work space with lots of Texas flair:

    Deal of the Week: The Work Well makes debut in northwest Houston
    Houston-based Caldwell Cos. is tapping into the demand for smaller offices and co-working spaces at The Work Well, a new concept unveiled in northwest Houston. The Work Well occupies 23,000 square feet - the entire third floor - of its office building at 13100 Wortham Center Drive near U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

People inside the apartment described the man...

People inside the apartment described the man as a "family friend"

    Man shot to death inside Westwood apartment
    A man was found shot to death early Sunday inside a southwest Houston apartment. Police responded to a call for shots fired at the Carlisle Apartments on Forum Park around 1 a.m. Inside one of the units, officers found a man who'd been fatally shot.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Luckily no one was hurt

Luckily no one was hurt

    Southwest Houston liquor store destroyed in overnight fire
    An overnight fire destroyed a strip mall liquor store in southwest Houston, according to the Houston Fire Department. Fire crews responded to the call at Hillcroft and Densmore around 3:20 a.m. and found smoke and flames pouring out of Ralston Liquor.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"We're studying things on such a fine scale t...

"We're studying things on such a fine scale that slight misalignments, caused by changes in temperature or even the rover settling into sand, can require us to correct our aim."

    NASA is sending a slice of Mars back to the Red Planet
    The Mars 2020 rover -- which will look for indicators of habitable conditions on the Red Planet and collect samples of rocks and soils for a return to Earth -- will include a Martian rock for use as target practice.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Police say she was "highly intoxicated."

Police say she was "highly intoxicated."

    Woman plows through wall of Harris County apartment complex
    A woman drunkenly crashed through the wall of an apartment early Sunday in southwest Harris County - then reportedly backed out and tried to leave. Around 2 a.m. a woman driving along Beechnut apparently thought she was turning onto a street when she plowed into the side of a building near Braes Acres, according to authorities.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Remember these?

Remember these?

    JNCO Jeans is closing shop, and liquidating all extra wide-legged pants
    If you want a relic of 1990s street culture in your closet, now's your chance. JNCO Jeans, the Los Angeles company specializing in extra wide-legged trousers, is closing shop, and liquidating all inventory at reduced prices.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time

He was not wearing a seat belt at the time

    Man dies when car mangled after crashing into tree
    A man died early Sunday after crashing into a tree in northwest Harris County. Jose Torres was driving along Kieth Harrow near Cairnvillage in his Dodge Charger around 2 a.m. when he veered out of the lane at a curve in the road, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"Congress can make changes, chooses not to, a...

"Congress can make changes, chooses not to, and therein lies my frustration," she told Chron. "If this post can make even one single person think about what they can do to solve the problem, then it was worth it."

    Woman mails check to congressman in the amount of 'thoughts and prayers' after mass shooting
    After hearing from politicians for years that they were sending "thoughts and prayers" in the aftermath of mass shootings, a Michigan woman had had enough. On Thursday, Fern Malila posted a photo of check she wrote to U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman (R), the congressman who represents her area, in the amount of "thoughts and prayers."
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

He took refuge with his daughter after a bull...

He took refuge with his daughter after a bullet tore through their window

    'It really could have hit me': Drive-by shooter wounds 1 as stray shot narrowly misses single father
    A gunman is at large after shooting a man walking down the street and narrowly missing a single father who took refuge inside the bathroom with his daughter early Sunday after a bullet tore through their north Houston bedroom window. "It really could have hit me," said James Dyer.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Hiring on the west side:

Hiring on the west side:

    Amazon to hire 400 employees at new Katy area facility
    Amazon seeks to hire more than 400 full-time employees to help pick, pack and ship customers' orders at its new facility in the Katy area. The jobs will be at Amazon's 1 million-square-foot fulfillment center at 31819 Highway Blvd. in Brookshire.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Two suspects were found leaving the business ...

Two suspects were found leaving the business with bags, while two more tried to make a run for it.

    4 arrested after botched burglary of north Houston Harley Davidson
    Four suspects were arrested early Sunday after a short chase following a botched burglary at a Houston-area Harvey Davidson, according to police. Officers responded to the business at 535 North Loop East around 4 a.m. and found would-be burglars leaving the building with bags. Both men were taken into custody.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

These are so #relatable.

These are so #relatable.

    People share hilarious memes of the 2018 Winter Olympics
    Updated 4:13 pm, Saturday, February 10, 2018 The 2018 Winter Olympics officially kicked off on Friday, Feb. 9, 2018, with the Opening Ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Athletes from more than 90 countries gathered to celebrate the opening of the games in a beautiful display of sportsmanship and unity.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"They are laughing their asses off in Moscow....

"They are laughing their asses off in Moscow."

    Trump vents frustration over Russia probe, rails against FBI
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Venting his fury over the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump on Sunday asserted that the Obama administration bears some blame for the election meddling, insisted he never denied that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 U.S. campaign and said "they are laughing their asses off in Moscow."
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The family that took the shooting suspect in ...

The family that took the shooting suspect in describe what life was like with him in their home

    The Latest: Students at school call for action from Trump
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:05 a.m. Students who survived the shooting at a Florida High School that killed 17 people are urging President Donald Trump and other leaders to do something to address gun violence.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

An argument between two couples turned critic...

An argument between two couples turned critical

    Man shot in head during argument inside Clear Lake Shores IHOP
    A man is in custody after shooting another man in the head early Sunday following an argument inside a Clear Lake Shores IHOP. A dispute broke out between two couples in separate booths at the Marina Bay restaurant location just before 3:30 a.m., according to Clear Lake Shores police Chief Kenneth Cook.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The boy has been living with family since his...

The boy has been living with family since his father was killed by an FBI agent.

    Judge makes decision in custody of son of Conroe man kidnapped, killed
    The son of a man kidnapped from his Conroe home and ultimately killed during an FBI raid will remain in the custody of family members where he has lived since his father died, a judge ruled Thursday.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Texas' flu death toll tops 4,000. But new sta...

Texas' flu death toll tops 4,000. But new state report suggests there's good news on the horizon.

    Texas' flu death toll tops 4,000
    The death toll now tops 4,150, but flu activity in Texas finally may be starting to level off, according to a new state report. Though the report emphasizes that it's too early to say Texas' season has peaked, it shows a second consecutive weekly decline in both the rate of hospital and doctor visits for flu-related reasons and the percentage of patient specimens testing positive for the virus.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Passengers captured the chaos on video

Passengers captured the chaos on video

    A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into a violent mess
    A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee. Carnival said it would investigate what happened after a video surfaced, showing the guards punching, kicking and threatening passengers during the worst of the fighting Friday.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Some physical and emotional scars they bear w...

Some physical and emotional scars they bear will never disappear.

    19 years later, Columbine High School massacre survivors say they still struggle and have debilitating anxiety
    AP In 1999, Columbine High School, in Littleton, Colorado, faced at the time the largest school shooting in American history. Nearly 20 years later, survivors still suffer debilitating side effects from the trauma of that day. Four Columbine survivors spoke with Business Insider about the aftermath of the tragedy, their efforts to help preempt future tragedies, and work with other survivors of mass shootings.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Oops

Oops

    NBC Olympic Blunder: Wrong Super-G Gold Medalist Declared Before Actual Winner Had Even Skied
    NBC made a giant-sized oopsie while covering the women's Super-G skiing competition at the Winter Olympics on Saturday by prematurely announcing the gold medal winner, who turned out not to be the winner at all!
    https://www.chron.com

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