29 min ago

'Tis the season for package thieves

'Tis the season for package thieves

    Constable: Houston thieves arrested minutes after stealing packages
    The Harris County Constable's Precinct 4 arrested a man and woman minutes after they allegedly stole packages from the front of a Houston home. John Robert Nalback, 33, and Beth Elaine Butzke, 35, were arrested Dec. 9 after they allegedly stole packages from a home on New Hampton Drive, the Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said in a news release.
    http://www.chron.com

49 min ago

Do you agree?

Do you agree?

    'Last Jedi' more of the same, with a wicked lightsaber smackdown
    There's an ultra-cool light-saber fight scene in "The Last Jedi," the latest edition in the Disney marketing colossus known as "Star Wars," that might make even the more ambivalent moviegoers sit up and take notice.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions LIVE right now. Get your questions in for the General!

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your @HoustonTexans questions right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below.
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1 hour ago

Among the surprises? Jordan Peele not being n...

Among the surprises? Jordan Peele not being nominated for his screenplay or direction for the hit movie "Get Out". What do you think of this year's nominees?

    No female directors, 'Big Sick' and other Globes surprises
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The sweet romantic comedy "The Big Sick" and female directors were among the more surprising shut outs from the Golden Globe nominations Monday, which, as usual, includes many expected and worthy choices among some that are more peculiar.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

This morning marked the first time HPD used t...

This morning marked the first time HPD used the controversial 'PIT' method. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu Do you agree with the tactic? This is how it works:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This morning marked the first time HPD used the controversial 'PIT' method. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu Do you agree with the tactic? This is how it works:
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1 hour ago

PLEASE SHARE: You could earn up to $5,000 for...

PLEASE SHARE: You could earn up to $5,000 for information that leads to an arrest or charges.

    Man accused of beating woman and injuring a child wanted by Houston police
    A man accused of hitting a woman and causing harm to his stepson after pushing him is considered a fugitive and wanted by Houston police and Crime Stoppers. According to a release, Eli Escamilla assaulted his wife and seven year-old stepson at their home in their 5800 block of N.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The Houston icon's support now reaches as far...

The Houston icon's support now reaches as far west as California:

    Houston's Mattress Mack ships beds to trainers who lost hundreds of horses in California wildfires
    Mattress Mack, an avid horse lover, has shipped more than 60 mattresses to horse trainers and workers in California's San Diego County where at least a dozen elite thoroughbred race horses have died due to the wildfires.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The pastor will soon take over a church in So...

The pastor will soon take over a church in South Carolina after five years in Houston.

    Lakewood Church associate pastor John Gray to make a move to South Carolina in 2018
    One of the most popular pastors at Lakewood Church will soon move to South Carolina to take the reins at a new church. After five years of work in Houston, Pastor John Gray announced his upcoming life change via an Instagram posting Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The Houston oil producer has agreed to buy th...

The Houston oil producer has agreed to buy thousands of acres for nearly $1 billion in the coveted Delaware Basin:

    Oasis Petroleum in $946 million deal for Delaware Basin land
    Oasis Petroleum has agreed to buy thousands of acres for nearly $1 billion in the coveted Delaware Basin in a cash and stock deal. The Houston oil producer said it would snap up 20,300 net acres in the West Texas oil patch from San Antonio explorer Forge Energy.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The shooting was deemed an apparent accident....

The shooting was deemed an apparent accident.

    Man shot at Cypress-area gun range
    A man was shot Tuesday morning at the Cypress-area Hot Wells Shooting Range. Just after 9 a.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the gun range in the 24800 block of Northwest Freeway for a shooting deemed an apparent accident.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

UPDATE: He died at an area hospital.

UPDATE: He died at an area hospital.

    Man shot at Cypress-area gun range
    A man was shot Tuesday morning at the Cypress-area Hot Wells Shooting Range. Just after 9 a.m., the Harris County Sheriff's Office responded to the gun range in the 24800 block of Northwest Freeway for a shooting deemed an apparent accident.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The civic leader was an architect, urban plan...

The civic leader was an architect, urban planner and mayoral candidate.

    Peter Brown, former Houston councilman, dies at 81
    Former Houston city councilman, mayoral candidate and civic leader Peter Brown has died, his family said Tuesday. Brown, an architect and urban planner, was 81.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

She said they also have many friends who are ...

She said they also have many friends who are black.

    Moore's wife: 'One of our attorneys is a Jew'
    MIDLAND CITY, Ala. (AP) - The wife of embattled Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore fought back against accusations that her husband doesn't support blacks or Jews, saying at one point that one of their attorneys "is a Jew."
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Have you seen this man? He was caught on tape...

Have you seen this man? He was caught on tape, in broad daylight, taking a package from a north Houston home.

    Houston thief caught on video struggling to steal heavy package from front of home
    A homeowner in North Houston captured a thief on video nearly falling down while trying to steal a package from her front porch Friday. The footage was captured at 3:12 p.m. in a north Houston subdivision, near George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the homeowner told Chron.com Monday night via Reddit and email.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

This the first time HPD uses the controversia...

This the first time HPD uses the controversial pursuit tactic, which involves nudging the rear corner of a vehicle, behind the back wheel, to stop the car. Do you think police should be using the 'PIT' method?

    Houston police stop fleeing suspect using new pursuit tactic
    Houston police saw an opportunity to use the department's new, controversial maneuver to end in-progress vehicular pursuits for the first time during early morning hours Tuesday, after a man led police on a chase all across Houston.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Right now on the app, a flight from Aspen to ...

Right now on the app, a flight from Aspen to Houston (the day before Christmas Eve) for seven people would cost $910. Who would you invite on the private jet rental?

    Houston start-up wants to be the 'Uber for private jets'
    Sick of commercial travel? Have some money to burn? TapJets is here to help, if you would like to fly in style and without a hassle from the TSA. Imagine "Uber for private jets" and you get close to the idea for TapJets, according to CEO Eugene Kesselman.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Now you can fly like a highroller with just f...

Now you can fly like a highroller with just few taps in an app.

    Houston start-up wants to be the 'Uber for private jets'
    Sick of commercial travel? Have some money to burn? TapJets is here to help, if you would like to fly in style and without a hassle from the TSA. Imagine "Uber for private jets" and you get close to the idea for TapJets, according to CEO Eugene Kesselman.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The campaign ended after the boy's mom was ac...

The campaign ended after the boy's mom was accused of racist Facebook posts:

    Keaton Jones GoFundMe Drive Halted Over Concerns About Bullied Boy's Mom (Exclusive)
    The administrator of a GoFundMe drive that has collected nearly $60,000 for bullied child-turned-viral sensation Keaton Jones has halted the drive after Jones' mother, Kimberly Jones, was accused of racism. Joseph Lam, the 37-year-old New Jersey man who initiated the campaign, said he didn't know the family, but wanted to make sense of the situation and make sure everyone had Keaton's interests at heart.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Suspect Chaitanya Cherukuri was arrested and ...

Suspect Chaitanya Cherukuri was arrested and faces charges of burglary of a habitation, stalking and voyeurism.

    San Marcos woman holds alleged stalker at Taser-point after waking up to him in her apartment
    Updated 10:31 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 A San Marcos woman awoke to find a man crouched at the foot of her bed, then detained the man using a stun gun until police arrived, authorities said. Chaitanya Cherukuri, 24, was arrested and faces charges of burglary of a habitation, stalking and voyeurism.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The truck reportedly came speeding out of now...

The truck reportedly came speeding out of nowhere, T-boning the pickup. Some of the witnesses included fellow church-goers:

    Man killed in apparent drunk-driving accident while driving home from church
    Updated 8:11 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A Magnolia-area church goer is dead following a crash that may have been caused by a drunk driver, Montgomery County officials said. The Magnolia Fire Department responded to a major accident along Hardin Store Road near a railroad crossing around 8:30 p.m. Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Houston's cream of the crop:

Houston's cream of the crop:

    Houston's best elementary, middle and high schools for 2017
    Houston's public schools may study the same curriculum, but not all perform the same. Children at Risk, a nonprofit organization that studies Texas' public education system, recently released its annual rankings for the Lone Star State's best elementary, middle and high schools.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

See Montrose and the Museum District dating b...

See Montrose and the Museum District dating back to the 1920s.

    What life was like along Montrose Avenue in Houston 30-50 years ago
    From the Museum District north to Montrose, historical photos from the Houston Chronicle archive give us a glimpse of life in the area several decades ago. Art students lounge in Bell Park in the 1980s, the Allen Parkway gets new overpasses in the 1950s and church members celebrate a brand new children's playground in the 1960s.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A group of seven to ten masked men raided the...

A group of seven to ten masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine:

    Masked men carry ATM straight out of Houston hotel lobby
    Published 5:58 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 A group of seven to ten masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine early Tuesday morning, Houston police said. The men entered the Marriott Hotel in the 1700 block of South Loop West about 2:30 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

If you report suspicious activity like this, ...

If you report suspicious activity like this, car dealers could get into trouble.

    Criminal charges follow 'curbstoning' car sales investigation in Harris County
    Investigators in Harris County have issued citations in several cases of "curbstoning," a form of fraud where vehicle dealers place cars on the side of the road for sale. The vehicles, which may appear to be owned by private sellers, can help dealers skirt local and state regulations on car sales, according to the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Over the past two years, colleges in Texas an...

Over the past two years, colleges in Texas and across the nation have frequently been targeted by hate groups. What, if anything, should campus officials do?

    Hate groups that have made their way to college campuses
    Hate groups and prominent members of the alt-right movement have been testing the limits of free speech by visiting college campuses over the years. Alt-right is defined as an offshoot of conservatism which mixes racism, white nationalism, anti-Semitism and populism, or, more simply, a white nationalist movement.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

This Houston-area doc is among the first in t...

This Houston-area doc is among the first in the state registered to prescribe medical marijuana oil:

    Montgomery County doctor is 1 of 7 in state registered to prescribe medical marijuana oil
    Dr. Benny Wang readily admits he did not know much about medical marijuana when many of his epileptic patients began asking him about cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD in the marijuana industry. "I think most doctors are like me, I was unaware of the potential benefits of this treatment," Wang said of CBD oil.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The driver was a 19-year-old Beaumont man who...

The driver was a 19-year-old Beaumont man who was not wearing a seatbelt.

    DPS: Driver reported as dead was resuscitated at hospital
    Updated 3:59 pm, Monday, December 11, 2017 A driver previously reported as dead following a crash in Bevil Oaks was resuscitated at the hospital, the Department of Public Safety clarified in a statement. Authorities were called to the single-vehicle crash on Texas 105 near Reines Road around 5 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The officer's leg was reportedly crushed betw...

The officer's leg was reportedly crushed between the door of the car and it's frame when the truck rammed him.

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

10 hours ago

He was allegedly trying to get into her Green...

He was allegedly trying to get into her Greenspoint apartment.

    Victim wrests kitchen knife from her ex, stabs him in torso
    Police say a woman grabbed a kitchen knife from her ex-boyfriend, who allegedly forced his way into her apartment, and stabbed him in the torso during a fight in Greenspoint. Houston Police say they're investigating the stabbing, which happened just after midnight Sunday in the 17400 block of Imperial Valley, but no charges have yet been filed.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

"Our goal is to move through this process qui...

"Our goal is to move through this process quickly and emerge as a stronger, more focused organization that is better positioned to succeed in the rapidly changing retail environment."

    Houston-based Charming Charlie files for bankruptcy protection
    Houston-based Charming Charlie filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Friday in an effort to overhaul its operations and reinvigorate its remaining jewelry and accessories stores as it closes stores nationwide. The company said in a press release that it had entered a restructuring support agreement with most of its lenders and shareholders.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Do you have an Alexa?

Do you have an Alexa?

    Is Alexa really eavesdropping on you?
    I've gone all-in on Amazon's line of Alexa-powered speakers, installing them throughout my home and buying them for family members. We use them to play music and news, tell jokes and get the weather. And I get to talk to a computer like I'm Captain Picard in Star Trek.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

"There are some things you can't simulate in ...

"There are some things you can't simulate in a building in Houston."

    Trump signs NASA directive aiming at moon, Mars and beyond
    WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump, weighing in to the politics of space, on Monday signed Space Policy Directive - 1, urging NASA to return Americans to the moon and encourage human space exploration to Mars and beyond. The White House directive, amplifying recent congressional direction, came with the backing of several Texas congressmen with close ties to the U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

12 hours ago

"This is our baby. This is our family."

"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

13 hours ago

Simone Biles wasn't the only cheerleader on t...

Simone Biles wasn't the only cheerleader on the NFL sidelines this weekend.

    NFL cheerleaders from Week 14
    Although Simone Biles got plenty of attention, cheerleaders around the league were doing their best to keep the home crowds entertained.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Warning: The details in this story are graphi...

Warning: The details in this story are graphic.

    AP Investigation: Rape of Rohingya sweeping, methodical
    UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) - The newlyweds were asleep in their home in western Myanmar in June when seven soldiers charged in. The woman, a Rohingya Muslim who agreed to be identified by her first initial, F, knew enough to be terrified.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Queens of the Stone Age frontman issued two a...

Queens of the Stone Age frontman issued two apologies, "I don't have any excuse or reason to justify what I did. I was a total d**k. I want to be a good man but last night I definitely failed."

    This is the moment Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme appeared to kick a photographer
    Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for KROQ The lead singer of Queens of the Stone Age appeared to kick a photographer at a concert on Saturday. Photographer Chelsea Lauren said Josh Homme "looked at me, smiled and then kicked me." Homme said he was "in a state of being lost in performance" and didn't mean to kick her.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"I don't know. It was not me. It was not me."...

"I don't know. It was not me. It was not me."

    Airline made passenger put out cigarette. She threatened to kill everyone on the plane.
    Southwest Airlines says it all started with a cigarette. A passenger was smoking in the bathroom somewhere between Portland and Sacramento on Saturday, according to the airline, and had gone so far as to tamper with the smoke detector. So a flight attendant barged in on the woman, according to KOIN 6.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

It isn't a new phenomenon, but is happening m...

It isn't a new phenomenon, but is happening more and more often.

    Boats full of dead people from North Korea keep showing up in Japan - here's why
    Dozens of ships containing dead bodies have washed up in Japan recently. All the evidence indicates that the "ghost ships" are coming from North Korea. It isn't a new phenomenon, but is happening more and more often. One expert told BI it could be because of food scarcity in North Korea.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"People are going to have a much tougher time...

"People are going to have a much tougher time this year raising money, especially down ballot."

    Filing is over -- now the hard part begins for Texas political candidates
    As the filing period closed Monday for who's in and who's not as candidates for next year's elections, incumbent Republicans picked up a long string of challengers, most of them Democrats. Incumbent Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has 10 Democrats vying for his job, a recent state record, plus one little-known Republican.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Another bad Texas driver strikes again.

Another bad Texas driver strikes again.

    Another classic example of bad San Antonio driving captured in Facebook post
    http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Another-classic-example-of-bad-San-Antonio-12418597.php
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

See the before-and-after shots of the famous ...

See the before-and-after shots of the famous Houston house, which is now welcoming the public for overnight stays:

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

15 hours ago

The filing comes right upon the two-year stat...

The filing comes right upon the two-year statute of limitations for filing a claim.

    Jailed rape victim who sparked Jenny's Law sues hospital for allegedly conspiring with the county
    The rape victim jailed to secure her testimony against her attacker two years ago launched a new civil suit on Monday, this time targeting the doctor and hospital that allowed prosecutors to take her away and lock her up.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours 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

15 hours 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

16 hours 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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16 hours 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

16 hours 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

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