45 min ago

The shooter could face federal charges once a...

The shooter could face federal charges once apprehended.

    Postal worker shot, killed on Texas highway
    A United States Postal Service worker was shot and killed on a Texas highway early Monday morning, and police are still searching for the shooter. Dallas police responded to the reported shooting around 2:30 a.m. along Interstate 30 near downtown, according to WFAA-TV.
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1 hour ago

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    Cajun Army volunteers who met during Harvey to wed in Texas
    Somewhere between gutting houses and hauling off debris after Tropical Storm Harvey, two Cajun Army volunteers fell in love. Richard Gibbs, a Louisiana sheriff's deputy, and Patricia Goddard, a Michigan accounting clerk, crossed paths as unexpectedly as the devastation that brought them together in this small corner of Texas.
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1 hour ago

Known as "The Accountant," or "Mr. Polite," h...

Known as "The Accountant," or "Mr. Polite," he is now behind bars

    Gulf cartel boss captured in Mexican state bordering Texas
    CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) - An alleged top boss of the Gulf drug cartel was captured by Mexican marines Monday in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, which for years has been terrorized by gangland violence.
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2 hours ago

What would you do if you were hit with a bill...

What would you do if you were hit with a bill like that?

    $17K medical charge to pee in a cup
    A Texas woman was charged a total of $17,850 by a Houston lab for a urine screening that looked for a wide array of legal and illegal drugs that had nothing to do with her care, Kaiser Health News has reported. The typical charge for a routine urine test is rarely more than $200.
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3 hours ago

She's also made a bid for California governor...

She's also made a bid for California governor and tried out to be an Oakland Raiders' cheerleader in the past.

    She didn't do a single real trick: Silicon Valley skier games the system, draws ire at Olympics
    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) - The words left Liz Swaney's lips without an ounce of irony. No telling curl of the lips. No wink. Nothing. She meant them. All of them. "I didn't qualify for finals so I'm really disappointed," the 33-year-old Californian said after coming in last in the 24-woman field during Olympic women's halfpipe qualifying on Monday.
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4 hours ago

What do you think of their tactics to get law...

What do you think of their tactics to get lawmakers' attention?

    Outside White House, teens demonstrate for gun control after school shooting
    WASHINGTON - Seventeen high school students lay down for three minutes in front of the White House on Monday to represent the lives lost during the shooting at Florida's Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School and the amount of time it takes to buy a gun.
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4 hours ago

4 hours ago

The three were arrested in connection with th...

The three were arrested in connection with the alleged human trafficking of a minor

    Rabbi allegedly had sex with teen forced into prostitution
    EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) - A New Jersey rabbi and two New York City residents are facing charges in connection with the alleged human trafficking of a Pennsylvania teenager. Middlesex County prosecutors say 18-year-old Gabriella Colon and 23-year-old Richard Ortiz, both of the Bronx, coerced a 17-year-old Lancaster girl into having sex with roughly 30 men between Jan.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

So cool!

So cool!

    Incredible 19th century daguerreotypes show the faces of the Gold Rush
    After 1848, the prospectors came from all over to California for gold. The lot of them were hopeful, desperate, and ambitious - "the Forty-Niners," so they were called - and at a new museum exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa (accompanied by a new book), you can now come face to face with them.
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5 hours ago

Which movies would you add to this list?

Which movies would you add to this list?

    The worst comedies of all time
    When a comedy is truly great, the mere thought of its best scenes can make your sides hurt. Children's movies were not included, and neither were any movies that are not classified strictly as "comedies" (e.g. dark comedies, romantic comedies).
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

While those in Parkland mourn, the families o...

While those in Parkland mourn, the families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims are deciding how to honor their lost loved ones.

    Newtown unveils 13 proposed designs for Sandy Hook memorial
    NEWTOWN - As another American town reels from the savagery of a mass shooting, the families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims are deciding how to honor their 26 loved ones slain five years ago. The families are reviewing 13 designs for a memorial that draw on themes of life, death and rebirth in nature.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, w...

Four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, were shot outside a popular Texas steakhouse.

    SAPD confirm 5th victim in shooting outside Texas Roadhouse
    Updated 10:53 am, Monday, February 19, 2018 The victim count following a Sunday night shooting outside a popular Texas steakhouse increased to five Monday morning, according to San Antonio police. On Sunday night, police said four victims, including a a 6-year-old boy, had been shot outside Texas Roadhouse, in the 2800 block of Cinema Ridge.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst ...

"It was pretty distracting, kind of my worst nightmare happening at the Olympics."

    Wardrobe issues causes Olympic stress for French skaters
    GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) - The first notes of Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" had just played when Gabriella Papadakis suddenly became aware that people were about to see a whole lot more of her shape than she had planned.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

President's Day really got people talking.

President's Day really got people talking.

    People on Twitter use Presidents Day to wish for fictional presidents
    Twitters users have been using this President's Day as an excuse to pay tribute to Barack Obama, chastise Donald Trump, and pay tribute to fictional presidents like Josiah "Jed" Bartlet from "The West Wing." The hashtag #PresidentsDay2018 trended at the top of Twitter Monday.The holiday was established in 1885, History.com reported.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A fatal motorcycle crash closed the lanes on ...

A fatal motorcycle crash closed the lanes on I-45 this morning. Houston police said that the motorcyclist and the driver of a pickup truck were racing on the freeway when they collided. http://bit.ly/2EC0Lwm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A fatal motorcycle crash closed the lanes on I-45 this morning. Houston police said that the motorcyclist and the driver of a pickup truck were racing on the freeway when they collided....
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8 hours ago

This latest batch features a baby-faced Winst...

This latest batch features a baby-faced Winston Churchill, the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing and influential writer Virginia Woolf.

    Colorized historical photos bring decades-old history to vivid life
    A Brazilian artist who has made her name by colorizing poignant, well-known photographs is back with a new batch of colorized photos of some of the most famous people in history.
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8 hours ago

The Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez can becom...

The Houston Astros' Marwin Gonzalez can become a free agent after this season, but he says he'll try not to think about that once the season starts.

    Astros' Marwin Gonzalez to put his future out of his mind during season
    The Astros say they are leaving the inspiring 2017 season behind them so they may focus on repeating as champions, but Marwin Gonzalez cannot help but think about his future.
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8 hours ago

Amazing.

Amazing.

    Texas hospital lets transplant patients hold own hearts
    DALLAS (AP) - After years of working for cardiologists and vascular surgeons, Jane Poston held her own broken heart in her hands Thursday morning, literally. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports and, yes, her hands were shaking a little. "I didn't want to die," the 62-year-old Bedford heart transplant recipient said at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

For your daily dose of Houston pride.

For your daily dose of Houston pride.

    A guide to slang Houstonians use, visitors don't understand
    Updated 3:21 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 The words Bayou City, Space City and Clutch City all mean the same thing to a local, but to visitors none of those words mean Houston. People who live in H-town have their own lingo that to non-locals may as well sound like a completely different language.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The Houston Astros' Alex Bregman said he took...

The Houston Astros' Alex Bregman said he took steps this offseason to avoid the "Dad Bod."

    Astros' Alex Bregman hopes improved diet leads to even bigger 2018
    Alex Bregman replaced some unhealthful eating habits with meals of salmon, quinoa and kale. He was in great shape last season, but he is hoping to top his 19 home runs and .827 OPS by building more strength.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Vacation, anyone?

Vacation, anyone?

    The under-the-radar gems of Texas worth traveling to this spring break
    There are 268,580 square miles of land and water in the Lone Star State. With it being the second largest state in America, there are a lot of beautiful places to see in Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake" Ball dances into...

Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake" Ball dances into a record-breaking $1.4 million gala. http://bit.ly/2Fh7U2q

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake" Ball dances into a record-breaking $1.4 million gala. http://bit.ly/2Fh7U2q
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10 hours ago

Officers found a shotgun next to one of the v...

Officers found a shotgun next to one of the victim's body.

    Two dead in Galveston murder-suicide
    Two people are dead in an apparent murder-suicide in Galveston, detectives believe. Police were called around 1:45 p.m. Monday to a home in the 6700 block of Fairway Drive, just off Stewart Road west of 61st Street, with reports of a possible suicide.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Houstonians and visitors alike would love to ...

Houstonians and visitors alike would love to gaze out at Houston from a great height.

    Where are all of Houston's observation decks?
    It's a common complaint that Houston doesn't have any tall places to get a lay of the land. RELATED: What is at the top of the imposing Williams Tower? Houston, of course, doesn't have any mountains or hills to offer a good vantage point of the city.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

San Antonio police say the woman had left her...

San Antonio police say the woman had left her three children in the care of the boyfriend, 32-year-old Michael Cruz Arroyo, who police say was drunk at the time of the incident.

    Medical examiner identifies 4-year-old boy found dead in a hotel lying next to mom's boyfriend
    Updated 9:04 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 A 4-year-old boy found dead lying next to his mother's boyfriend at a hotel east of the AT&T Center Friday night died from blunt force trauma to the head and possible asphyxia, according to the Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

When a comedy falls flat, there are few thing...

When a comedy falls flat, there are few things more cringeworthy and disappointing. And these are the cringe-iest of all:

    The worst comedies of all time
    When a comedy is truly great, the mere thought of its best scenes can make your sides hurt. Children's movies were not included, and neither were any movies that are not classified strictly as "comedies" (e.g. dark comedies, romantic comedies).
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Here is the newest marshmallow! 🦄

Here is the newest marshmallow! 🦄

    Lucky Charms reveals a new marshmallow member, the unicorn
    Lucky Charms is going through some magical changes and for the first time in 10 years, the cereal is introducing a new and permanent marshmallow - the magical unicorn. Earlier in February, General Mills announced that it would be retiring the hourglass marshmallow, which has been a part of the sweet lineup for more than a decade.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The party included unlimited samples of 450 a...

The party included unlimited samples of 450 award-winning wines and food from more than 100 local chefs.

    2018 Uncorked Best Bites party kicks off Rodeo season
    They sauntered through NRG Center that was christened with pathways called Balthazar Drive, Jeroboam Street and Rehoboam Trail. And if those names don't ring a bell, they are like music to the ears of wine lovers who flocked to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo's 2018 Rodeo Uncorked!
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Restaurant employees lost an estimated $50 to...

Restaurant employees lost an estimated $50 to $100 in tips.

    Killen's BBQ seeks help in finding tip jar theft suspect
    Killen's BBQ staff and Pearland police hope the public can help them track down a man who was caught on camera, allegedly stealing the restaurant's tip jar last Friday. Kelley Seeberger Louis, who works at Killen's and is owner Ronnie Killen's fiance, posted surveillance video of the suspect on Facebook on Saturday, Feb.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Dominique Sachse and several other Houston so...

Dominique Sachse and several other Houston socialites dressed to impress for the black and white Ballet Ball downtown:

    Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake" Ball dances into a record-breaking $1.4 million gala
    Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," the story of a Russian princess turned into a swan under an evil sorcerer's curse, left plenty of room for artistic interpretation; endings have ranged from catastrophic to romantic. On Saturday, Ballet Ball nailed both.
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12 hours ago

Some passengers locked themselves inside thei...

Some passengers locked themselves inside their cabins, others were kicked off the ship and security guards were brawling with vacationers:

    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

13 hours ago

Forget tiny homes, this is the new trend in T...

Forget tiny homes, this is the new trend in Texas housing:

    SE Texas gets trendy with room to spare
    Brian Curtis, who calls himself a "Git-Er-Done-Ologist," built his Silsbee "barndominium" in March 2011. The massive red structure includes a 4,000-square foot workshop and a 2,400-square foot living area. Curtis, a self-employed welder, goes to work every day without ever leaving his unusual home.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Police chased the suspect but could not keep ...

Police chased the suspect but could not keep up with his 130 mph speeds.

    Tow truck driver helps deputies catch Beltway 8 racer
    An alert tow truck driver helped deputies nab a racing driver early Sunday morning, authorities said. Deputies were patrolling Beltway 8 near Clay Road around 2:30 a.m. when they spotted a driver racing in the southbound main lanes, according to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"There were immediate red flags: There was no...

"There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class..."

    'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking
    Updated 6:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Put Houston in your rearview mirror, if only ...

Put Houston in your rearview mirror, if only for a few hours.

    100 things to do within 100 miles of Houston
    When money and time are in short supply, nothing is more pleasing than a day trip. Short and often sweet, day trips provide a change in scenery, a family outing without distractions, the opportunity to share a childhood memory with a new spouse or the chance to rekindle a romance.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Drillers could find 20 billion barrels of oil...

Drillers could find 20 billion barrels of oil, undiscovered, but technically recoverable, buried beneath the Wolfcamp shale, a formation in the Midland section of prolific Permian Basin.

    See how West Texas oil business hub Midland has changed through the years
    One of the biggest success stories of the oil boom in the 20 th century is Midland, the modest town that turned into a veritable oasis of wealth in the middle of West Texas. Midland, which earned its moniker for being the midway railway point between Fort Worth and El Paso, was founded in 1881 when cattle shipping was the biggest business in town.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Are you an artist? Do you love Houston? Use y...

Are you an artist? Do you love Houston? Use your skills to show off your pride and your work could be featured on a billboard in the Houston area.

    Calling all Houston artists: Celebrate your city and have your work featured on a billboard
    The project aims to fill unrented billboards with art that celebrates Houston.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"We tried getting the two for one special at ...

"We tried getting the two for one special at Black Panther. The manager was not having it."

    Watch: Two kids try to sneak into 'Black Panther' as one really tall man
    "We tried getting the two for one special at Black Panther. The manager was not having it."
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

After Parkland, a teacher wonders what our el...

After Parkland, a teacher wonders what our elected officials prefer to protect.

    Are Second Amendment rights more important than student lives?
    Photo: Gerald Herbert, STF An announcement came over the intercom. "This is a lockdown drill. I repeat: This is a lockdown drill." Immediately, all my students moved quickly to sit along the wall. They knew to go there, where they would be hidden if someone looked in the window or the door.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

16 hours ago

Just in time for spring training!

Just in time for spring training!

    There is a custom Houston Astros Jeep at a Houston dealership that fans will love
    Everyone knows that Houston is crazy for Jeeps and there is a custom Houston Astros Jeep at the Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership off the Katy Freeway that fans will love. It might look great towing that Astros boat that was all the rage at the Houston Boat Show in January.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

More than 100 men were ensnared in the sting....

More than 100 men were ensnared in the sting.

    Harris County leads nation in prostitution sting before Super Bowl
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office edged out agencies like the New York Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department with 103 men arrested on charges of trying to buy sex during the National Johns Suppression Initiative.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

She wasn't the only customer returning the se...

She wasn't the only customer returning the seafood with the same issue:

    Woman claims fish purchased at Costco contained live, parasitic worm in package
    Updated 10:39 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A woman claims that a pack of Atlantic cod she purchased from Costco included one unwelcome addition: a live, wriggling parasitic worm. The Maryland-area Costco customer posted video of the squirmy discovery to Facebook Wednesday.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

There are four Houston restaurants on this ye...

There are four Houston restaurants on this year's top 10 of best new restaurants in Texas.

    Xochi named best new restaurant in Texas
    Texas Monthly on Monday announced that Xochi - chef Hugo Ortega's and restaurateur Tracy Vaught's Oaxaca-inspired restaurant in downtown Houston - is the No. 1 restaurant on the magazine's annual roundup of the 10 best new restaurants in Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The student who allegedly made the threat was...

The student who allegedly made the threat was home sick Monday with his mother.

    Houston middle school placed on lockdown Monday over social media threat
    A Houston middle school was placed on lockdown Monday morning for two hours after one of its students allegedly made a threat on social media. The threat was made specifically against Stevenson Middle School in southeast Houston, Houston ISD spokesperson Tracy Clemons told Chron.com.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Have you seen them?

Have you seen them?

    Police ask for help finding missing 11-year-old, 14-year-old
    Police are asking for the public's help finding two runaway children who disappeared in Houston last month. Julius Guevara disappeared Jan. 4, after he was last seen at the intersection of Liberty and Russell. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black basketball shorts and brown sandals.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Do you think the timing was insensitive?

Do you think the timing was insensitive?

    Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle
    NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died o...

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season.

    Harris County child dies of flu; first local case this season
    A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season, public health officials said Monday. The county provided no details about the death, citing confidentiality issues and respect for the privacy of the family.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

A child in Harris County has died of flu-rela...

A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season.

    Harris County child dies of flu; first local case this season
    A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season, public health officials said Monday. The county provided no details about the death, citing confidentiality issues and respect for the privacy of the family.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The thirst is real.

The thirst is real.

    'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman shares revealing Rolling Stone cover, Twitter goes crazy
    "Black Panther" premiered over the weekend with record-setting results, bringing in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America, according to the Associated Press. While people are lining up to see the movie, just as many people are excited to see the cast outside of their movie role.
    https://www.chron.com

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