15 min ago

There are 2,000 “registered residents” who ar...

There are 2,000 “registered residents” who are said to have free healthcare, education and at least $250,000 in savings.

    The richest village in China is one of the most mysterious places on earth
    The citizens of Huaxi, the "communist utopia," are very wealthy but aren't allowed to speak to the press. The village was once a poor farming community but is now considered a multi-billion-dollar conglomerate in steel and shipping markets. T here are 2,000 "registered residents" who are said to have free healthcare and education.
    http://www.chron.com

35 min ago

Ryland Ward loves Christmas cards. See how yo...

Ryland Ward loves Christmas cards. See how you can send him one.

    Young survivor in church shooting loves getting cards, family says
    A five-year-old boy who survived a church shooting in Sutherland Springs is receiving Christmas card from strangers wanting to help him celebrate the holiday while stuck in the hospital..
    http://www.chron.com

55 min ago

Houston Police Department is investigating a ...

Houston Police Department is investigating a triple shooting at a West Houston apartment complex where a Nintendo-playing session turned into a gunfight. http://bit.ly/2iPDqdo (OnSceneTV)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Police Department is investigating a triple shooting at a West Houston apartment complex where a Nintendo-playing session turned into a gunfight. http://bit.ly/2iPDqdo (OnSceneTV)
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1 hour ago

The U.S. destroyer USS Ward sank on Dec. 7, 1...

The U.S. destroyer USS Ward sank on Dec. 7, 1944.

    Paul Allen expedition shares first images of sunken WWII destroyer
    Published 1:42 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2017 At the bottom of the Pacific Ocean, near Ponson Island in Philippines, rests a notable piece of American history. It was there that the U.S. destroyer USS Ward finally sank on Dec.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

That's a lot of Double-Doubles:

That's a lot of Double-Doubles:

    The 35-year-old billionaire president of In-N-Out Burger is selling her California mansion for $19.8 million - here's a look inside
    Matthew Michaels, provided by Published 12:56 pm, Thursday, December 7, 2017 After five years in her mansion, billionaire president Lynsi Snyder is moving out. The heiress of the fast food burger chain listed her California's San Gabriel Valley home for $19.8 million. The area is home to the first In-N-Out restaurant and In-N-Out University.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Houston's event scene was nowhere near boring...

Houston's event scene was nowhere near boring this year.

    From the Super Bowl to music fests to Astros' championship win, this is how Houston partied in 2017
    Houston's event scene was nowhere near boring during 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

At this week's winter meetings, the Houston A...

At this week's winter meetings, the Houston Astros will look to improve their bullpen, but that could be done by adding another starting pitcher.

    Who the Astros could target in free agency
    The Astros haven't made any big moves at this week's winter meetings - which just started Monday morning - but don't expect the World Series champions to stay quiet for long. On Monday, Astros general manager told the Houston Chronicle's Jake Kaplan: "We're going to do something.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The newly weds have shared photos of their fa...

The newly weds have shared photos of their fairytale wedding in Tuscany. Have you seen them yet?

    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

2 hours ago

Some of the rooms are as much as $12,000 per ...

Some of the rooms are as much as $12,000 per night!

    Photos: Go inside Houston's most expensive luxury hotel suites
    From the oh-so-comfy robes, the spacious showers to the beautiful views, some of the most luxurious hotel suites in Houston come with a rate way higher than the thread count in the imported sheets. The team at Chron.com reached out to the city's top luxury hotels for a peek inside their most-expensive suite in the hotel.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

This year's top sports feature nearly every s...

This year's top sports feature nearly every sport imaginable, from Formula 1 racing to rugby.

    The best sports photos from 2017
    This year's top sports feature nearly every sport imaginable, from Formula 1 racing to rugby.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

There were bizarre murder plots, shocking cas...

There were bizarre murder plots, shocking cases of animal cruelty and heists gone wrong.

    The stories that rocked Houston's suburbs in 2017
    Although Hurricane Harvey was the story of the year across the Houston area, these non-hurricane headlines thrust Houston neighborhood news into the national spotlight throughout 2017. There were bizarre murder plots, shocking cases of animal cruelty and heists gone wrong. Politics in both Pearland and Pasadena sparked discussions on social media.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Usually this homeowner dedicates his front ya...

Usually this homeowner dedicates his front yard to the Houston Texans, but well...

    Astros fan in Pearland celebrates World Series win with amazing Christmas display
    A Pearland guy joined a handful of other Houston-area residents who have dedicated their front lawn Christmas decorations to the Astros' epic World Series run. Clint Richardson is the current star of the Green Tea subdivision in west Pearland, turning his lawn into a celebration of all things Astros in 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Please share!

Please share!

    Have you seen this missing 11-year-old Houston child?
    Police are searching for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Sunday night in southeast Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Buress reportedly asked officers why he was b...

Buress reportedly asked officers why he was being arrested. One officer said, "trespassing," but he wasn't charged with that.

    Comedian Hannibal Buress arrested on intoxication charge
    MIAMI (AP) - A Florida newspaper reports that comedian Hannibal Buress was arrested on a disorderly intoxication charge after an encounter with a police officer. The Miami Herald first reported that 34-year-old Buress was booked into Miami-Dade jail at 1:57 a.m. Sunday and posted bail just before 6 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Actress Carrie Fisher was also a brilliant wr...

Actress Carrie Fisher was also a brilliant writer. We look back at some of her most memorable quotes. Read more of them here: http://bit.ly/2C4JhDM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Actress Carrie Fisher was also a brilliant writer. We look back at some of her most memorable quotes. Read more of them here: http://bit.ly/2C4JhDM
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4 hours ago

She presented her boyfriend with an infant gi...

She presented her boyfriend with an infant girl and said: "This is our baby. This is our family."

    Woman charged in pregnant neighbor's death pleads guilty
    FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota woman pleaded guilty Monday in the killing of a pregnant neighbor so she and her boyfriend could keep the baby, though officials are still saying little about how the victim died.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Prosecutors said Pamela Sue Kahlden, 50, woul...

Prosecutors said Pamela Sue Kahlden, 50, would leave multiple voicemails per day, sometimes more than 10.

    Sugar Land woman to serve jail time for making 'vile' calls to ex-husband's girlfriend
    A jury sentenced a Fort Bend woman to 30 days in jail and 12 months probation on Monday after she made dozens of "hateful" phone calls to her ex-husband's girlfriend in 2015. Prosecutors said Pamela Sue Kahlden, 50, would leave multiple voice mails per day, sometimes more than 10, according to a Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office news release.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

A man was hospitalized Monday morning after a...

A man was hospitalized Monday morning after accidentally shooting himself during a fight and then slitting his wrists.

    SAPD: Man shoots self during fight, flees to go slit his wrists
    Published 6:21 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 A man was hospitalized Monday morning after accidentally shooting himself during a fight and then slitting his wrists. The man is considered a suspect in the incident despite wounding himself twice, as he pulled the gun during the fight.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

An in-depth look at when and how different pa...

An in-depth look at when and how different parts of the Houston area reacted to to Hurricane Harvey's devastation:

    Nature ruled, man reacted. Hurricane Harvey was Houston's reckoning
    Inside a squat, brick building at the base of Barker reservoir, Richard Long tossed and turned in his cot near midnight. Dread and adrenaline kept him from drifting off. Water levels at the Addicks and Barker dams west of Houston, the city's primary defense during a major storm, were rising faster than he'd seen in his 38 years with the U.S.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

6 hours ago

Are "smart-home" trends here to stay? Corey C...

Are "smart-home" trends here to stay? Corey Chao, an Innovation Manager at Reliant Energy, joins Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Houston to highlight perks smart home technology and features provide homeowners. #BuyorSell (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Are "smart-home" trends here to stay? Corey Chao, an Innovation Manager at Reliant Energy, joins Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Houston to highlight perks smart home technology and features...
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6 hours ago

"Yes there is more than seven."

"Yes there is more than seven."

    A serial killer's creepy post-conviction message: There are more victims
    With six words penned to his local newspaper, serial killer Todd Kohlhepp gave voice to the fears of investigators and anyone else worried that a missing loved one had become a victim of South Carolina's infamous murderer: "Yes there is more than seven."
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A 200-pound Mastiff will likely be put down a...

A 200-pound Mastiff will likely be put down after hospitalizing a man Sunday. Do you think the dog should be put down?

    200-lbs. Mastiff punctures man's artery; will likely be put down
    Published 6:35 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 A 200-pound Mastiff will likely be put down after hospitalizing a man Sunday on the Northwest Side. Police said the dog, owned by a family of four in the 8700 block of Silver Quail, bit the man's arm and clamped down as he opened its kennel around 10:30 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

"Me being cute vs. me being cute," the colleg...

"Me being cute vs. me being cute," the college student said of her before-and-after photos.

    Houston native cyberbullied online for wearing makeup, responds to haters flawlessly
    A 19-year-old Houston native is standing up against cyber bullies in the best possible way after they targeted her for wearing makeup. Victoria Katei, 19, is student at Southern Methodist University and puts on makeup in the morning. DRAMATIC CHANGE: Incredible before and after photos of glamour models On Nov.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Most music acts put their touring on ice duri...

Most music acts put their touring on ice during December. But that doesn't mean the bookings shut down:

    New shows: Jack Johnson, Kesha & Macklemore
    Most music acts put their touring on ice during December. But that doesn't mean the bookings shut down. In fact, the winter lull is when a lot of musicians announce their tour dates in the coming year.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Students at four storm-damaged Houston ISD el...

Students at four storm-damaged Houston ISD elementary schools wouldn't return to their home campuses until at least 2020:

    Houston ISD proposes demolishing, rebuilding 4 storm-damaged schools
    Students at four storm-damaged Houston ISD elementary schools wouldn't return to their home campuses until at least 2020 under a district proposal for replacing the structures announced Monday. The $126-million plan calls for the four campuses -- Braeburn, Kolter, Mitchell and Scarborough elementary schools -- to be demolished and rebuilt at their current locations.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle created ...

Which do you prefer? Click on a photo to cast your vote for either Lights in the Heights or White Linen Night: Check out this year's Lights in the Heights: http://bit.ly/2iS6DV8

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8 hours ago

A Nintendo-playing session turned into a gun ...

A Nintendo-playing session turned into a gun fight at a West Houston apartment, which resulted in a triple shooting.

8 hours ago

Costumed water lovers ventured out in the col...

Costumed water lovers ventured out in the cold in Katy:

    Typhoon Texas polar plunge sends brave souls down freezing slides
    Costumed water lovers ventured out in the cold Saturday to take part in the Katy Polar Plunge at the Typhoon Texas Waterpark. The annual event raises money to benefit Special Olympics Texas athletes in the greater Houston area. Participants were urged to wear costumes for the plunge, as they slid down on of Typhoon Texas' tube slides into the freezing water below.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Officers found a woman's body partially cloth...

Officers found a woman's body partially clothed on the side of a street in southwest Houston. http://bit.ly/2iVlUEJ (Godofredo Vasquez and METRO Video)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Officers found a woman's body partially clothed on the side of a street in southwest Houston. http://bit.ly/2iVlUEJ (Godofredo Vasquez and METRO Video)
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9 hours ago

The dispute, which began with the arrest of t...

The dispute, which began with the arrest of three black students who tried stealing wine from Gibson's, is now a heated lawsuit:

    Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town
    OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) - Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has turned bitter amid hotly disputed accusations of racism, roiling a school and town long known for their liberal politics.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

He's responded to the allegations:

He's responded to the allegations:

    Mario Batali Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women; Removed From ABC's 'The Chew'
    ABC removed celebrity chef Mario Batali from "The Chew" after four women accused him of sexual misconduct and groping over two decades. Three of the four women were Batali employees. The accusations were first reported by Eater on Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

A Salvadoran immigrant is a step closer to a ...

A Salvadoran immigrant is a step closer to a possible execution date despite claims of intellectual disability:

    Salvadoran immigrant convicted in Houston double murder loses in Supreme Court
    A Salvadoran immigrant convicted in a Houston double slaying in 2000 lost a late-stage appeal on Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court, moving him one step closer to a possible execution date despite claims of intellectual disability. Gilmar Guevara was sentenced to death 16 years ago after fatally shooting two store clerks during an unsuccessful burglary attempt from which he fled empty-handed.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The star quarterback for the Houston Texans l...

The star quarterback for the Houston Texans lets it be known that he wants Bill O'Brien to be his coach next season.

    Deshaun Watson shows support for Texans coach Bill O'Brien
    With the Texans limping to the finish line and guaranteed to finish with their first losing season since 2013, there is much talk about coach Bill O'Brien's job security. Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson let his feelings be known on the subject when he sent out a tweet supporting his coach Monday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Ha...

"Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Have you ever taken photos here?

    Houston's most beautiful streets now off limits to photographers
    When photographer Oscar Herrera showed up to shoot Avynn Ramos' quinceañera photos last weekend, they were met by the signs, "Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Some welcome. Ramos had been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Do...

"Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Do you agree or disagree with the decision?

    Houston's most beautiful streets now off limits to photographers
    When photographer Oscar Herrera showed up to shoot Avynn Ramos' quinceañera photos last weekend, they were met by the signs, "Welcome to Broadacres; NO photo shoots." Some welcome. Ramos had been up since 6:15 a.m. Saturday getting false eyelashes applied and her hair and makeup done for the photos she hoped would be taken on a sun-dappled esplanade.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The suspects are accused of injuring several ...

The suspects are accused of injuring several people while escaping the store with cosmetics.

    2 accused make-up thieves in Spring arrested after allegedly pepper-spraying 73-year-old
    Two suspected make-up thieves accused of pepper-spraying a 73-year-old man are behind bars on aggravated robbery charges. Joshlyn Robinson, 19, and 20-year-old Mariah Le Ann Inman were both collared Friday for the Nov. 22 Walmart thefts and spray attacks.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Bill O'Brien gave a thorough explanation of w...

Bill O'Brien gave a thorough explanation of why the Houston Texans' Tom Savage went back into Sunday's game after suffering a vicious hit.

    If he'd seen video, Bill O'Brien says he wouldn't have played Tom Savage
    Published 10:07 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 In an impassioned and pointed breakdown of the events surrounding Texans quarterback Tom Savage suffering a concussion and briefly going back in the game Sunday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien kept emphasizing one thing: O'Brien said he would never have allowed Savage to go back in the game if he'd seen him on the ground with his arms twitching after absorbing a huge hit from San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Elvis Dumervil.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"Her voice was shaky and she was slurring a l...

"Her voice was shaky and she was slurring a little. She told me that she's diabetic."

    Texas Burger King employee helps save diabetic in drive-through
    An Amarillo Burger King employee became an unlikely hero Wednesday after helping a diabetic having an episode get some food. Rebecca Boening, 61, was driving on I-40 when her heart started racing and she started shaking, Boening told Chron.com Monday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly....

"They make fun of my nose. They call me ugly. They... put milk on me and put ham down my clothes, throw bread on me." Actors and athletes are rallying around the boy whose tearful video has gone viral:

    A boy shares the pain of being bullied - inspiring thousands to show him love
    While fighting back tears, young Keaton Jones couldn't stop asking one question: Why? "Just out of curiosity, why do they bully? What's the point of it?" he asks his mother while in the passenger seat of a parked car. "Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to them?
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The Texans plan to start T.J. Yates against t...

The Texans plan to start T.J. Yates against the Jaguars in the wake of starter Tom Savage suffering a concussion:

    Texans to start QB T.J. Yates against Jaguars
    Updated 9:15 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 The Texans plan to start backup quarterback T.J. Yates against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the wake of starter Tom Savage suffering a concussion against the San Francisco 49ers, according to coach Bill O'Brien. Yates threw two touchdown passes against the 49ers in relief of Savage, who remains under the NFL concussion protocol.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle with Mar...

Paul Friedman and Thomas Nguyen, two out of three co-founders of the renowned Peli Peli, tell us why Memorial is a great place to live! #MyPerfectHouseton

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Paul Friedman and Thomas Nguyen, two out of three co-founders of the renowned Peli Peli, tell us why Memorial is a great place to live! #MyPerfectHouseton
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12 hours ago

"How do you explain what 30 inches of rain lo...

"How do you explain what 30 inches of rain looks like?"

    'Worst night of my career': Houston officials made agonizing decisions as Harvey flooded city
    Nature ruled, man reacted. Hurricane Harvey was Houston's reckoning.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and Hall o...

Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles and Hall of Fame NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon have more in common than they may think.

    The insane stat behind that photo of Simone Biles and Hakeem Olajuwon
    Olympic gold medalist Simon Biles and Hall of Fame NBA player Hakeem Olajuwon have more in common than they may think. Both sport legends appeared at NRG Stadium Sunday to see the Texans face off against the San Francisco 49ers.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

A truck had crashed through the Houston showr...

A truck had crashed through the Houston showroom, damaging Porsche vehicles in the process. Police are searching for suspects:

    Police investigating failed smash-and-grab at Porsche dealership
    Updated 8:19 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 Police are investigating after would-be thieves crashed into a Porsche dealership in an apparent failed smash-and-grab early Monday morning. Just after 3 a.m. Monday, the Houston Police Department was called out to the Momentum Porsche dealership at 10155 Southwest Freeway.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

A truck had crashed through the showroom, dam...

A truck had crashed through the showroom, damaging Porsche vehicles in the process. Police are searching for suspects:

    Police investigating failed smash-and-grab at Porsche dealership
    Updated 8:19 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 Police are investigating after would-be thieves crashed into a Porsche dealership in an apparent failed smash-and-grab early Monday morning. Just after 3 a.m. Monday, the Houston Police Department was called out to the Momentum Porsche dealership at 10155 Southwest Freeway.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Were you there?

Were you there?

    Houstonians come out for annual Lights in the Heights celebration
    Published 3:36 pm, Saturday, December 9, 2017 Houston's annual Light in the Heights celebration took place on Saturday Dec. 9, 2017. The event - which started after a Heights residents was inspired after a visit to New Mexico's luminaria - is celebrating it's 25 year in the Bayou City.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A computer error that gave too many pilots ap...

A computer error that gave too many pilots approval to take vacation during the Christmas travel season is expected to cost $10 million.

    Pilot holiday computer glitch could cost American Airlines $10 million
    A computer error that gave too many American Airlines pilots approval to take vacation during the Christmas travel season is expected to cost the world's biggest carrier about $10 million, an industry expert said last week.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Searching for a new job? These places are hir...

Searching for a new job? These places are hiring now:

    The hottest job openings just posted to Glassdoor you can apply to today
    Updated 7:12 pm, Sunday, December 10, 2017 Looking for a job can be frustrating. From making sure you have your resume correct and knowing proper etiquette for contacting potential employers, to dressing correctly and not saying something dumb during an interview. And for people finding themselves in a protracted job hunt, discouragement always seems to be hanging over you.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The suspect in a gruesome triple homicide Fri...

The suspect in a gruesome triple homicide Friday in Northwest Houston has been captured:

    Man wanted in NW Houston triple homicide captured in Dallas
    The suspect in a gruesome triple homicide Friday in Northwest Houston has been captured, the Harris County Sheriff's Office announced early Monday morning. Jeffrey Duane Noble, 35, has been charged with capital murder in the slayings. After fleeing Houston in a red Honda Accord Friday, Noble was captured overnight in Dallas by the Dallas Police Department, HCSO said.
    http://www.chron.com

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