35 min ago

Settle down Houston.

Settle down Houston.

    In Oymyakon, Russia it's currently cold enough to shatter thermometers and freeze eyelashes
    Sorry Houston, but it's not as cold as it could be. That honor goes to Oymyakon, a Russian village in the Siberian region of Yakutia. It's named after the nearby Oymyakon River which translated means "unfrozen patch of water; place where fish spend the winter."
    http://www.chron.com

55 min ago

The Miz was the star of the show:

The Miz was the star of the show:

    WWE stars take over San Antonio ahead of Monday Night Raw
    Published 4:05 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 WWE Monday Night RAW will take over the AT&T Center tonight, but before the stars take to the ring, they adventured around San Antonio. Star Roman Reigns was spotted at the Alamo Quarry Market Gold's Gym while Titus O'Neil and Apollo Crews passed out flowers and tacos to a local TV station.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Some Texans had to improvise today:

Some Texans had to improvise today:

    When San Antonio residents don't own ice scrapers, they improvise
    San Antonians who braved icy roads this morning first had to figure out how to scrape the wintry precipitation off their windshields.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition.

Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition.

    Texas 18-wheeler makes brave attempt to climb icy hill. It doesn't go well.
    A Longview resident recently captured video that can only be described as "Ice Road Truckers: Texas Edition." Kristy Boyd happened to be filming the moment an 18-wheeler tried climbing up an icy road and lost control. The video shows the 18-wheeler slowly slide back down the hill before crashing into a stoplight.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Here are the jobs that will dominate 2018:

Here are the jobs that will dominate 2018:

    US News & World Report ranks the best jobs in 2018
    The health care industry dominates U.S. News & World Report's top 20 jobs for 2018. Seventeen of the top 20 jobs belonged to the medical field. Many of these jobs were in specialties like surgery, nursing, and physical therapy.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Houston-area researchers have developed an an...

Houston-area researchers have developed an anti-obesity drug shown to reduce fat without suppressing appetite. Could it work in people?

    Galveston researchers develop drug that shrinks fat ... in mice
    In a study that should give hope to overweight people unable to change their diet, Houston-area researchers have developed an anti-obesity drug shown to reduce fat and cholesterol levels without suppressing appetite. In mice, at least.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

WATCH: Friendswood police are seeking several...

WATCH: Friendswood police are seeking several suspects in a recent jewelry store burglary. They have recently arrested or charged three other burglary and robbery suspects. MUGSHOTS HERE: http://bit.ly/2mDjprZ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    WATCH: Friendswood police are seeking several suspects in a recent jewelry store burglary. They have recently arrested or charged three other burglary and robbery suspects. MUGSHOTS HERE:...
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2 hours ago

Stay safe on those roads!

Stay safe on those roads!

    Galleria closes early because of icy weather
    Houston's Galleria closed its doors at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, citing the region's ongoing winter snow storm. The uptown shopping mall is just one of the many Houston businesses that are closing early as a result of dangerous, icy road conditions.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Many schools in the area will be closed tomor...

Many schools in the area will be closed tomorrow.

    Majority of Houston-area ISDs announce school closures for Tuesday
    Updated 6:10 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 School districts that educate more than 1 million students across Houston metro area announced they will close Tuesday, Jan. 16 ahead of potential winter weather.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Do you still have power in your home or workp...

Do you still have power in your home or workplace?

    Thousands without power as temperatures drop in Houston
    Nearly 7,600 customers are without power in and around Houston as a major cold front drops temperatures in southeast Texas. CenterPoint Energy is reporting that 7,687 homes and businesses are in the dark as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, according to the company's online outage tracker.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

We'd love to see your ice storm photos; messa...

We'd love to see your ice storm photos; message us on Facebook with them!

    The best ice storm photos shared by Houston readers on social media
    Houstonians have shared photos of their pets, cars, and homes coated in ice on social media Tuesday.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A pet kangaroo was hopping down a Texas highw...

A pet kangaroo was hopping down a Texas highway and causes a police chase. http://bit.ly/2FLyCzJ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A pet kangaroo was hopping down a Texas highway and causes a police chase. http://bit.ly/2FLyCzJ
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3 hours ago

The agency will respond to situations where p...

The agency will respond to situations where people are stranded.

    Metro ending service at 5:30 p.m. due to 'dangerous road conditions'
    Metro is halting bus service at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, citing "dangerous road conditions." People should make arrangements to catch buses prior to 5:30, Metropolitan Transit Authority spokesman Jerome Gray said, adding that the agency will respond to situations where people are stranded. "The key is to get to those services as we are phasing them down," Gray said.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Around the country, 12 immigrants died in det...

Around the country, 12 immigrants died in detention in the 2017 fiscal year:

    Immigration detention deaths reach the highest total since 2009
    A Mexican immigrant's death near Houston after he was evacuated from the path of Hurricane Irma in September marked the end of the deadliest year for immigrants held in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody in nearly a decade.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

4 hours ago

The outgoing artistic director is accused of ...

The outgoing artistic director is accused of creating a toxic, abusive work environment that was allowed to continue for years.

    Alley Theatre in crisis as allegations continue to build
    The devastation Hurricane Harvey brought to the Alley Theatre could pale in comparison to the damage inflicted by a tsunami of allegations by more than a dozen current and former employees of Houston's Tony Award-winning resident company. A Chronicle story details how outgoing artistic director Gregory Boyd created a toxic, abusive work environment that was allowed to continue for years.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Police say one of the men claimed they "marri...

Police say one of the men claimed they "married" each other's young daughters.

    Members of alleged doomsday group accused of kidnapping children, sodomy
    Two members of an alleged doomsday group are accused of marrying each other's daughters and kidnapping them. News station KUTV reports Utah man Samuel Shaffer told police that he was betrothed to John Coltharp's daughter and that Coltharp was betrothed to his daughter. Both of the girls are between the ages of 7 and 8.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

We want to see what you're seeing during this...

We want to see what you're seeing during this winter storm. Send your photos to photos@chron.com or here on Facebook. (Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle) THE LATEST: http://bit.ly/2B8m1n2

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    We want to see what you're seeing during this winter storm. Send your photos to photos@chron.com or here on Facebook. (Photo: Jason Fochtman, Houston Chronicle) THE LATEST: http://bit.ly/2B8m1n2
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5 hours ago

Whose House?

Whose House?

    University of Houston coogs you've seen in movies, sports
    School is back in session at the University of Houston, and that means a new crop of upcoming graduates will soon go on to spread their wings. No doubt, many of them will enter the public eye, especially considering the number of Coogs currently learning -- last year, some 45,000 students enrolled with UH.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

For those who cannot stay put, here's some ad...

For those who cannot stay put, here's some advice about how to drive on ice.

    Tips for driving on icy roads from people who know
    Officials have sounded the alarm and encouraged people in the Houston area to stay off the roads as winter weather descends on the area. For those who cannot stay put, here's some advice about how to pull off driving on ice, culled from those who deal with frequently: The Minnesota Department of Public Safety.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide inves...

Harris County Sheriff’s Office Homicide investigators are releasing surveillance video of persons of interest in the double murder of a husband and wife. Please share the information: http://bit.ly/2DlX9NC

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Harris County Sheriff's Office Homicide investigators are releasing surveillance video of persons of interest in the double murder of a husband and wife. Please share the information:...
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6 hours ago

When there were rumors that the Houston Rocke...

When there were rumors that the Houston Rockets used a secret locker room entrance to try and fight the Clippers last night, hilarious memes started popping up.

    Internet has a blast with Rockets-Clippers near-fight
    The Rockets-Clippers game didn't end until the early hours of Tuesday morning, but the internet never sleeps, especially when there are rumors of Chris Paul using a secret entrance to try to get into the Clippers' locker room to fight.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez played and replayed surve...

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez played and replayed surveillance video of two persons of interest as he begged the public for help solving the "brazen, horrific" execution-style killing of a Spring couple.

    Persons of interest sought in Spring execution-style double murder
    Flanked by grieving relatives and silent investigators, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez played and replayed surveillance video of two persons of interest as he begged the public for help solving the "brazen, horrific" execution-style killing of a Spring couple.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Police are investigating a possible homicide ...

Police are investigating a possible homicide reported at a west Houston hotel this morning.

    Man found dead at west Houston hotel
    Published 10:49 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Police are responding to a possible homicide reported at a west Houston hotel Tuesday morning. A 911 call came in about 9:35 a.m. for a welfare check at the Galleria Inn & Suite, on the 9400 block of Westheimer, near Fondren, but when first responders arrived they found a deceased man, said Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

You might need to plan for dinner at home ton...

You might need to plan for dinner at home tonight:

    Houston restaurants suffer under the big chill
    Tuesday's winter blast took a chilly bite out of the Houston restaurant scene. Restaurants throughout Greater Houston shuttered or packed up shop early as temperatures fell below freezing and a winter storm warning kept workers home and forced school closures.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Kim Kardashian West: "We're incredibly gratef...

Kim Kardashian West: "We're incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true."

    Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl
    NEW YORK (AP) - It's a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate. Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline "We're so in Love" that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Officials are warning residents to stay off t...

Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to drop. (Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle) DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2B8m1n2

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to...
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8 hours ago

The Dave Matthews Band is kicking off their t...

The Dave Matthews Band is kicking off their tour in our backyard:

    Dave Matthews Band to launch tour in The Woodlands
    Once was the time a summer Dave Matthews Band tour was a given. Then the group took last summer off and its legion had to find something else to do. But the DMB's break lasted just one cycle, and the band has set a summer tour that launches in The Woodlands at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on May 18.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Reports of ice and "winter weather" are poppi...

Reports of ice and "winter weather" are popping up all over town, but how does today compare to snowfall in Houston throughout the years? Greenwood King Properties knows! #ForgottenDayHOU

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Reports of ice and "winter weather" are popping up all over town, but how does today compare to snowfall in Houston throughout the years? Greenwood King Properties knows! #ForgottenDayHOU
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8 hours ago

Houston has traded in their flash floods for ...

Houston has traded in their flash floods for a flash freeze.

    Houston reacts to wintry Tuesday as roads ice over and temperatures drop
    It's probably a laughing matter to the rest of the country, but it's common knowledge in Houston that the city's weather can be bipolar - especially when the high on Monday is in the 60s and the low on Tuesday is 23 degrees.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The teacher was arrested after a woman said h...

The teacher was arrested after a woman said her son confessed to having a sexual relationship with his former English teacher.

    Texas teacher accused of having sexual relationship with 16-year-old student
    A Texas teacher has been arrested and charged with having an improper relationship with a student after the 16-year-old teenager reportedly told his mother about the sexual relationship. Marisela Mendoza Winn, 39, taught at IDEA McAllen Public Schools and is accused of having sexual relations with a student who was in her English class.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Gov. Abbott just unveiled a plan to curb soar...

Gov. Abbott just unveiled a plan to curb soaring property taxes, calling for a 2.5 percent annual cap on revenue growth from property taxes in each taxing jurisdiction.

    Gov. Abbott proposes 2.5 percent cap on property tax revenues
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to curb skyrocketing property taxes in Texas, calling for a 2.5 percent cap on revenue growth from property taxes each year in each taxing jurisdiction.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Voter approval would be needed to exceed stat...

Voter approval would be needed to exceed state limit:

    Gov. Abbott proposes 2.5 percent cap on property tax revenues
    Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday unveiled a plan to curb skyrocketing property taxes in Texas, calling for a 2.5 percent cap on revenue growth from property taxes each year in each taxing jurisdiction.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Did you notice this fashion coincidence?

Did you notice this fashion coincidence?

    Houstonians are jubilant over two female meteorologists wearing the same dress
    The wintry weather and school closures aren't the only things that have gotten Houstonians excited Tuesday. NBC meteorologist Jennifer Reyna and KHOU's Chita Craft both wore the same dress Tuesday morning and the Internet can't deal. "2ladies w great taste," Twitter user @StonesiferAmy said. "What are the chances same dress same day."
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Houston police again used the controversial P...

Houston police again used the controversial PIT maneuver to stop an erratic driver. What do you think of the method?

    Police use PIT maneuver to stop erratic, dancing driver
    Police used the recently approved PIT maneuver to end a highway chase early Tuesday in northeast Houston. A spokesman said the driver was "dancing" and driving erratically and seemed to be "under the influence of some kind of substance."
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

A view from the top:

A view from the top:

    Get a bird's eye view of the city from high atop downtown Houston's Heritage Plaza
    The 53-floor Heritage Plaza building at 1111 Bagby is one of the most-recognizable in downtown Houston. Started in 1984 and completed three years later, it is renowned in architecture circles for its broad shoulders topped by a unique formation that looks like a crumbling Mayan ruin.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: "It's very...

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: "It's very deceiving, because some parts are OK right now and will get you to your destination. But the larger problem is the commute home. The worst is yet to come." DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2B8m1n2

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: "It's very deceiving, because some parts are OK right now and will get you to your destination. But the larger problem is the commute home. The worst is yet to...
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11 hours ago

The woman who recorded the marsupial wasn't s...

The woman who recorded the marsupial wasn't sure if her eyes were deceiving her at first.

    Pet kangaroo hopping down Texas highway causes police chase
    Cindy White had to double check that she was still in the Lone Star State when she almost hit a kangaroo in East Texas on Sunday. "It was just a crazy day. Thank goodness I got pictures, because no one would believe me," White told the Chronicle.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The elevations are projected to cost a total ...

The elevations are projected to cost a total of nearly $920,000, paid for almost entirely by FEMA.

    Houston City Council to consider more home elevation contracts
    City Council is poised to authorize contracts for three Meyerland-area home elevations Wednesday, the next step in a federally funded program local officials have criticized as slow and expensive.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

A 15-year-old girl accused him of raping her ...

A 15-year-old girl accused him of raping her for about a year, sometimes after he picked her up from school.

    San Antonio man accused of sexually assaulting 15-year-old after picking her up from school
    A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday after a 15-year-old girl accused him of raping her for about a year, sometimes after he picked her up from school.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

A girl escaped her family home, where she and...

A girl escaped her family home, where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up. Police found several children shackled to their beds with chains and padlocks in dark, foul-smelling surroundings.

    California teen leads deputies to parents' house of horrors
    PERRIS, Calif. (AP) - A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family's home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

A winter storm warning remains in effect acro...

A winter storm warning remains in effect across the region. Here's the latest:

    Freezing rain, sleet on the way as Houston remains under winter storm warning
    Updated 8:18 am, Tuesday, January 16, 2018 Officials are warning residents to stay off the roads today if they can, as the potential for freezing rain and sleet is only expected to grow as the hours roll on and the temperatures continue to drop.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"I think the death penalty was probably sough...

"I think the death penalty was probably sought in this case because it was a time when they were seeking the death penalty just for sport."

    Houston death row inmate behind 1995 double shooting loses federal appeal
    A Houston-area death row prisoner convicted of killing two men in a drug deal gone bad lost out Monday in a federal appeals court, a ruling that could move him one step closer to an execution date.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Officials are asking locals to avoid travelin...

Officials are asking locals to avoid traveling if possible. Temps are expected to continue to drop:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Officials are asking locals to avoid traveling if possible. Temps are expected to continue to drop:
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13 hours ago

Updated: Rice University and South Texas Coll...

Updated: Rice University and South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni are closed Tuesday. Here's the full list of school districts that are closed due to weather conditions:

    Majority of Houston-area ISDs announce school closures for Tuesday
    Updated 6:10 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 School districts that educate more than 1 million students across Houston metro area announced they will close Tuesday, Jan. 16 ahead of potential winter weather.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Update: Rice University and South Texas Colle...

Update: Rice University and South Texas College of Law Houston Alumni are closed Tuesday. Here's the full list of school districts that are closed due to weather conditions:

    Majority of Houston-area ISDs announce school closures for Tuesday
    Updated 6:10 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 School districts that educate more than 1 million students across Houston metro area announced they will close Tuesday, Jan. 16 ahead of potential winter weather.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Things got crazy after Monday night's Houston...

Things got crazy after Monday night's Houston Rockets game, including a near altercation inside the Clippers' locker room.

14 hours ago

Here's an updated list of school districts th...

Here's an updated list of school districts that have announced closures.

    Majority of Houston-area ISDs announce school closures for Tuesday
    Updated 6:10 pm, Monday, January 15, 2018 School districts that educate more than 1 million students across Houston metro area announced they will close Tuesday, Jan. 16 ahead of potential winter weather.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"You’re always told life gets hard, that ther...

"You’re always told life gets hard, that there’ll be dark times, but nobody prepares you for that.”

    Two survivors of the deadly massacre in Sutherland Springs tie the knot
    Unitia "Nish" Harris held up her daughter's wedding dress on Thursday, hours before she would get married: "So does she plan on an instant growth spurt?" The dress - colored a non-traditional black and decorated with intricate white flowers - would have been a good length for heels.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The video is shocking.

The video is shocking.

    Surveillance video shows car slamming into 2nd floor of dental office
    A crash that sent a car flying into the second floor of a Southern California dental office early Sunday was captured on surveillance video. The footage, from Santa Ana, looks a like a scene out of "The Fast and the Furious."
    http://www.chron.com

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