47 min ago

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: "Separatin...

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez: "Separating families harms children. To me, it's an affront to our American values."

    Chief Acevedo and other law enforcement slam Trump's family separation policy
    Law enforcement leaders in Houston and elsewhere joined in Sunday on condemning President Donald Trump's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents in recent weeks. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday that children should not be kept in immigration detention centers and said the current situation highlights Congress' failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
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1 hour ago

The project consists of twin five-span cable-...

The project consists of twin five-span cable-stayed concrete box girder bridges, each carrying four lanes of traffic.

    Project to replace Ship Channel Bridge at $1 billion cost will take 6 years to complete
    The Harris County Toll Road Authority has started work on a $1 billion project to tear down and replace the Ship Channel Bridge, with construction projected to last six years. The bridge, which is along the Sam Houston Tollway, between Highway 225 and I-10, currently carries 55,000 vehicles across it per day, ABC13 reported.
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1 hour ago

1 hour ago

Proponents say Drip Dynamics Mobile IV Lounge...

Proponents say Drip Dynamics Mobile IV Lounge can fix everything from hangovers to the common flu.

    Feeling the drip, drip, drip of the mobile IV craze
    Jaron Black is about to slide a needle into my arm while we're sitting in the back of his van. "You have very hearty veins," he says while prepping my skin for the insertion. This sounds bad, doesn't it? And even though this injection is going to produce a sense of euphoria, it isn't what you think it is.
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2 hours ago

Krista Cooper-Nurse says her face was fractur...

Krista Cooper-Nurse says her face was fractured about three weeks ago in a fight with her fiance, a police officer in Texas.

    Woman accuses fiance, a police officer, of assault
    A San Antonio police officer is under investigation for allegedly striking his fiancée in the face with a rock. Krista Cooper-Nurse said three weeks ago her fiance, Justin Ayars, fractured her face in three places, medical records show.
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2 hours ago

Did your workplace make the list?

Did your workplace make the list?

    Chronicle 100 shows Houston-area companies growing amid stabilizing oil prices
    Houston has emerged from the economic doldrums as oil prices have stabilized at healthy levels. This year's Chronicle 100 , an annual ranking of the area's top-performing companies, is beginning to look like the days before the 2014 oil bust.
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3 hours ago

No. 11!!!! The Houston Astros' 11-game winnin...

No. 11!!!! The Houston Astros' 11-game winning streak is the second-longest in franchise history.

    Astros sweep Royals to extend win streak to 11
    Their 11-game winning streak is the second-longest in franchise history. Only four other major league teams since 1990 have produced an undefeated road trip of 10 or more games.
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3 hours ago

Who were you rooting for?

Who were you rooting for?

    Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen.
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3 hours ago

The SUV was packed with 14 people and that 12...

The SUV was packed with 14 people and that 12 of those were ejected when the driver lost control

    SUV packed with undocumented immigrants chased by Border Patrol wrecks in S. Texas - 5 dead
    Updated 8:27 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 At least five people were killed when an SUV fleeing U.S. Border Patrol agents crashed near Big Wells, about 100 miles southwest of San Antonio, according to Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd.
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4 hours ago

4 hours ago

Even though he retired in 2016 after 30 years...

Even though he retired in 2016 after 30 years with the club, Bill Brown will fill in for Astros radio color analyst Steve Sparks during the team's three-game series against the Rays that begins Monday.

    Retired Astros broadcaster Bill Brown to return for Rays series
    Published 12:01 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Bill Brown will return to the microphone this week. The longtime Astros television play-by-play man who retired in 2016 after 30 years with the club, Brown will fill in for Astros radio color analyst Steve Sparks during the team's three-game series against the Rays that begins Monday.
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5 hours ago

It sometimes pays off to research that antiqu...

It sometimes pays off to research that antique that's been in the family for years.

    Vase found in old shoebox sold for roughly $19 million
    It's a story that won't come as a surprise to anyone who's watched enough Antiques Roadshow -an old, not-very-well-loved relic kept out of sight by a family that doesn't like it much, only to later learn it's worth a staggering sum of money.
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6 hours ago

"Incredibles 2" became the best animated open...

"Incredibles 2" became the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.

    'Incredibles 2' crushes animation record with $180 million
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a draught of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall.
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7 hours ago

7 hours ago

"Everything is Love" is a victory lap from a ...

"Everything is Love" is a victory lap from a couple who have mined their relationship for universal truths and then presented them as art. It's a fierce love letter to success, to family, to blackness - but, most of all, to each other.

    A guide to Beyonce and Jay-Z's surprise joint album 'Everything is Love'
    There is arguably no couple better at controlling their own press than Beyoncé and Jay-Z. When a video surfaced in 2014 showing Bey's younger sister Solange attacking her brother-in-law in an elevator, rumors of a strained marriage proliferated. Rather than battle the tabloids, the spouses used the gossip to fuel two critically beloved, commercially successful records: "Lemonade" and "4:44."
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8 hours ago

The man can really wear a suit.

The man can really wear a suit.

    Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner's University of Houston yearbook photo pops up on Reddit
    A photo of a dapper looking Sylvester Turner from the University of Houston's 1977 yearbook has drawn a lot of love on social media.
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9 hours ago

Look on with envy.

Look on with envy.

    Replica home of George Washington's Mount Vernon is for sale in Dallas
    A massive 10,511-square-feet property in Dallas that resembles George Washington's home, Mount Vernon, is for sale in Dallas for $14.9 million. The estate was once owned by oilman H.L. Hunt who, on Jan. 1, 1938, paid $69,000 for it, the Dallas Morning News reported.
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9 hours ago

"I've always been obsessed by the bus system....

"I've always been obsessed by the bus system. I like their logo and their coloring."

    Houston illustrator Jonathan Borthwick's visceral drawings grab the internet's attention
    Scottish artist and mechanical engineer Jonathan Borthwick, who has lived in Houston for about eight years, captured the internet's attention in late May with a drawing featuring a man leaning up against a bus sign. Some of Borthwick's other work, like that of his main inspiration, Ralph Steadman, is often politically motivated and aggressive.
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10 hours ago

Outrage over the separation of immigrant fami...

Outrage over the separation of immigrant families at the border mounted this weekend, with some of it - like Sunday’s protest - focused on the plans to turn a former warehouse turned homeless shelter into a residential facility housing small children.

10 hours ago

"It has been a privilege to bring you into my...

"It has been a privilege to bring you into my world and try and get you to work on time these past four years."

    KHOU traffic anchor Darby Douglas exits the Houston station
    Traffic anchor Darby Douglas has left KHOU after four years with the station. Douglas, who provided traffic reports for the station from 1996 through 2009, confirmed his latest exit on Facebook Wednesday morning when posting a photo with his fellow KHOU anchors. "It is with great sadness that I won't be with these guys tomorrow morning.
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11 hours ago

The people have spoken: Professional hockey a...

The people have spoken: Professional hockey and better public transportation.

    Always room for improvement: Internet says how Houston can be better
    A professional hockey team and a larger public transportation system were two of the most popular answers readers provided when asked, "What could Houston do better?" Our question was posted on Twitter an Facebook, garnering nearly 250 passionate responses.
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11 hours ago

Who knew Magnolia's home to such an amazing r...

Who knew Magnolia's home to such an amazing real-estate jewel?

    Magnolia mansion for sale is on private island
    Waterfront property is plentiful around the Houston area, but this home for sale on a private lake is different from the rest.
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11 hours ago

A new work week's upon us. Which also means: ...

A new work week's upon us. Which also means: A chance to sample fancy restaurants with cheap happy-hour deals:

    Houston's hot happy hours to check out now
    Some upscale establishments serving up $25 dishes may just have smaller portions for $5 during select times during the week. Newly opened East End Hardware now serving booze-filled sno-balls cocktails in Houston's East End For the full list of happy hours spots that offer great deals, see the gallery above.
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12 hours ago

The 10th anniversary was celebrated with cele...

The 10th anniversary was celebrated with celebrity guests:

    Miss Laredo pageant to celebrate 10th anniversary with celebrity guests
    Updated 2:30 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 Dozens of Laredo beauties will vie for the coveted crown of Miss Laredo this weekend. Roel Gonzalez, executive director of Laredo Pageant Production, promises that this year's Miss Laredo pageant will be a special event in celebration of its 10th anniversary.
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12 hours ago

Kids are so welcome at these restaurants, tha...

Kids are so welcome at these restaurants, that their meals are on the house:

    Houston-area restaurants where kids eat free
    Published 10:38 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Eating out can get expensive, especially during the summer when families tend to go out more often since the kids are out of school and people spend more time doing activities around town.
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13 hours ago

Former first lady Laura Bush: "I live in a bo...

Former first lady Laura Bush: "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."

    Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
    Published 7:53 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents.
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13 hours ago

Colleges, oil companies, and apartment comple...

Colleges, oil companies, and apartment complexes topped the list.

    Harris County businesses with the highest water bills in 2017
    With every sprinkler system, every toilet flush and every pair of washed hands, local businesses are racking up pretty big water bills. A look at the highest water bills in the area showed some area businesses paid more than $3 million for water usage alone in 2017.
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14 hours ago

Better carry that umbrella around with you th...

Better carry that umbrella around with you these next few days.

    Tropical showers expected to continue throughout the week
    Scattered storms hit the Houston area Sunday, and the rain is expected to continue throughout the week as a tropical wave approaches the coast. Parts of Southeast Texas could receive up to 6 inches of rain this week from a "large but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the west-central Gulf of Mexico," according to the National Hurricane Center.
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14 hours ago

"It's not that dumb people are having more ki...

"It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people, to put it crudely," on researcher said. "It's something to do with the environment, because we're seeing the same differences within families."

    IQ scores are declining. Scientists believe they know why.
    The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on Monday, questioned Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991. They found that for those who were born between 1962 and 1975, IQ scores gained nearly three percentage points each decade.
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14 hours ago

In today's space race, the adventurous scient...

In today's space race, the adventurous scientist has been replaced by the billionaire entrepreneur.

    What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the age of Elon Musk?
    HOUSTON - The journey to outer space for American astronauts for the past seven years has begun at a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan, deep in Central Asia. There, they pay homage to Russian cosmonauts and graciously participate in the rituals of their hosts, even the tradition of urinating on the right rear tire of the bus that ferries them to the rocket.
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15 hours ago

See how cargo used to travel from the 1800s t...

See how cargo used to travel from the 1800s to the 1950s.

    Historical photos of the Houston Ship Channel through the 1950s
    As industry and commerce in Houston has evolved, the 103-year-old Houston Ship Channel has evolved with it. The Port of Houston is the second-ranked United States port in total tonnage and the largest port in the State of Texas, according to statistics from portofhouston.com.
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15 hours ago

AMC said it had a positive working relationsh...

AMC said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.

    AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday. The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.
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16 hours ago

Rudy Giuliani stressed that President Donald ...

Rudy Giuliani stressed that President Donald Trump has not issued, would not issue and should not issue any pardons related to the Mueller probe while it is still ongoing, so as not to give the appearance that he has anything to hide.

    Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller's probe
    WASHINGTON - White House lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested Sunday that President Donald Trump might pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort if he is convicted - but only after special counsel Robert Mueller III has completed his investigation.
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16 hours ago

Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel owner and autho...

Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel owner and author of "The Art of the Pimp" Dennis Hof credits Donald Trump with inspiring his run for office as a Republican in Nevada.

    Moonlight Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada GOP primary
    Sue Ogrocki/AP Brothel owner Dennis Hof won the GOP primary in Nevada's 36th state assembly district, a safe Republican seat. Hof calls himself "The Trump of Parhump" and even wrote a book called "The Art of the Pimp," a play on President Donald Trump's best-seller "The Art of the Deal."
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

From Houston to Mexico City to Russia, they c...

From Houston to Mexico City to Russia, they cheered as Mexico defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, 1-0.

    Houstonians cheer Mexico to World Cup win
    Rain dampens watch party at Dynamo's Houston stadium.
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17 hours ago

At least five people are dead and several oth...

At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission.

    5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas
    BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) - At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. The SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The alleged "behaviors" took place earlier th...

The alleged "behaviors" took place earlier this spring, and earned the frat a two-year suspension.

    University suspends Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter after investigating 'actions'
    HAMDEN - Quinnipiac has suspended the university's chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon for two years after investigating "actions," according to the institution. "The university has suspended the chapter of the fraternity in question for two years following a thorough investigation regarding actions that occurred during the Spring 2018 semester," said John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, in a statement Thursday.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The wins just keep coming. Only four other ma...

The wins just keep coming. Only four other major league teams since 1990 have produced an undefeated road trip of 10 or more games.

    Astros sweep Royals to extend win streak to 11
    Their 11-game winning streak is the second-longest in franchise history. Only four other major league teams since 1990 have produced an undefeated road trip of 10 or more games.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Ever wonder what would happen if the U.S. pre...

Ever wonder what would happen if the U.S. pressed "the button?" Here's the answer.

    The US nuclear arsenal: A quick overview
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffrey Fields, University of Southern California - Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (THE CONVERSATION) Meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

See where the rain is at on our weather page....

See where the rain is at on our weather page.

    Houston Texas Weather
    Local weather information and news for the greater Houston area.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member o...

Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member of the family. The 345-pound elephant calf was born early Sunday morning. (Video credit: Jeremy Stewart / Houston Zoo) https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/345-pound-elephant-calf-born-at-Houston-Zoo-13001999.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member of the family. The 345-pound elephant calf was born early Sunday morning. (Video credit: Jeremy Stewart / Houston Zoo)...
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20 hours ago

Both Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Har...

Both Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez blasted the "zero tolerance" immigration policy over the weekend. The policy has led to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents in recent weeks.

    Chief Acevedo and other law enforcement slam Trump's family separation policy
    Law enforcement leaders in Houston and elsewhere joined in Sunday on condemning President Donald Trump's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents in recent weeks. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday that children should not be kept in immigration detention centers and said the current situation highlights Congress' failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

These photos have us wishing for a foodie day...

These photos have us wishing for a foodie day on the island.

    Galveston restaurants to try this summer
    Nothing makes you hungry quite like a trip to the beach, and with a new summer season comes new island food to try. Opening soon is Hearsay on the Strand, the "chic antique" spot that has already become a favorite at its other locations in Houston.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"Take advantage of every moment you have with...

"Take advantage of every moment you have with your father because, someday, he won't be there, and you'll feel as if pieces of your heart and soul are missing." - John McClain

    McClain: Memories of my father and his passion for sports
    The start of football season was special for all of us but especially for my dad because he loved the game so much at every level, particularly the NFL. The start of football season was special for all of us but especially for my dad because he loved the game so much at every level, particularly the NFL.
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21 hours ago

Researchers asked: What early parent educatio...

Researchers asked: What early parent education programs are out there to support fathers during the prenatal and postnatal periods? The result? Not many, according to this op-ed.

    Study: Fathers are forgotten by parenting programs
    Updated 5:00 am, Sunday, June 17, 2018 Fathers have a significant impact on their children's well-being - an impact that begins even before the child is born. In fact, studies have shown that fathers who are involved during pregnancy have healthier children.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Want to shop at Costco but don't want to fork...

Want to shop at Costco but don't want to fork over the membership fee? It's possible - but there's a catch.

    You don't need a membership to shop at Costco online - but there's a catch
    You don't need to be a Costco member to shop online. However, there's a catch - non-members have to pay a 5% surcharge on most online items, and some Costco online prices are up to 20% higher than the prices offered in-store. There are other ways to shop at Costco without being a member.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Germany became the third defending champion i...

Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.

    Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup
    MOSCOW (AP) - Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday. Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards.
    https://www.chron.com

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