12 min ago

Many come with grand, dramatic architecture a...

Many come with grand, dramatic architecture and steeples making it hard to forget they were churches and synagogues at one time.

    Former churches for sale: These holy properties can be yours
    A recent Realtor.com article showed off just how many churches are for sale across the country, including Texas. Last week, the site showed off a similar address in San Marcos where the former Fort Street Presbyterian Church had been converted into law offices.
    http://www.chron.com

32 min ago

A study shows that decluttering and storage a...

A study shows that decluttering and storage are key to remodeling projects.

    Kitchen trends: Style going more contemporary
    We just couldn't stand our kitchens, so we did something about it. That about sums up the reasons for most of the kitchen remodeling jobs in the past year, according to a new Houzz survey.Some 41 percent of homeowners said they just couldn't stand their old kitchens when asked way they started a remodeling project.
    http://www.chron.com

51 min ago

Sadly the new Ford Ranger won't be there.

Sadly the new Ford Ranger won't be there.

    Ford bringing some killer cars to the Houston Auto Show
    The Ford Motor Company is bringing a handful of new models to the Houston Auto Show this week for fans of the motor brand to get up close and personal with them. The 2019 Mustang Bullitt, inspired by the anniversary of the classic Steve McQueen movie of the same name, will roll into Houston's NRG Center.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Happy birthday!

Happy birthday!

    One of America's favorite toys turns 61 today
    America's most throwable toy, the Frisbee, turns 61 years old today. Wham-O, the toy company behind Slip 'N Slide, Silly String and Hacky Sack, released the Frisbee on Jan. 23, 1957. Originally, the Frisbee was a tin pie dish created in Bridgeport, Connecticut by the Frisbie Pie Company in 1871, according to History.com.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

This home looks like a small village:

This home looks like a small village:

    Massive $85M SoCal Estate Is Unlike Any Mansion on the Market
    Located in the hills of Westlake Village, just northwest of L.A., and covering over 33 acres, this massive mansion features a range of awesome amenities. Lisa Johnson Mandell, provided by Published 5:30 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 While Hollywood movers and shakers are known for lavish mansions priced in the multi-millions, the veritable village that movie producer and tech titan Thomas Tull recently put on the market for $85 million is beyond compare.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Before there were express lanes and self-chec...

Before there were express lanes and self-checkout.

    Vintage photos: Peek into what Texas' grocery stores, diners used to look like
    Before Whole Foods, Wal-Mart and H-E-B, Texas' grocery stores looked quite a bit different from the mega-chains we all know now. Based on vintage photos from Getty Images and Houston Chronicle archives, Texas' grocery stores varied from well-organized, shelved general stores to sidewalk markets and street carts with select products.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Many seem to think it was a sweet gesture, bu...

Many seem to think it was a sweet gesture, but would you like someone tracking you down this way?

    Internet identifies waitress for Texas A&M quarterback after he asks them to find her
    Twitter is notorious for finding people when users ask for help, and Twitter users have done it again. Texas A&M quarterback Nicholas Starkel asked his nearly 12,000 followers to ask for help in finding a waitress in College Station. DATABLE: Meets Houston's 33 most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes "I need some help Aggieland!
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2 hours ago

How would you react to something like this?

How would you react to something like this?

    Fake cops rob Texas City apartment complex
    Published 2:53 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Texas City police are investigating a robbery where two men posed as police officers to try and gain access into victims' apartments. Shortly before 2 a.m.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

"We're hoping by the end of this year we'll c...

"We're hoping by the end of this year we'll convert part of this facility over to an assembly area and we'll be assembling initially 22 cars a year."

    DeLorean Motor Company poised to produce its 'Back to the Future' car in Houston this year
    The DeLorean Motor Company hopes to start production on its iconic time travelling vehicle from "Back to the Future" in Houston before the end of the year. This announcement was made by Stephen Wynne, CEO of DeLorean, in a video produced by KPRC2 Monday.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The snubs and the surprises:

The snubs and the surprises:

    Oscar surprises: Horror and a superhero earn love from the Academy
    As always, there were some surprises and snubs in the Oscar nominations. The Academy's acknowledgment of horror films and a surprise nod for a superhero movie, while Tom Hanks was shut out of the nominations, was among the surprises.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

RIP Big Mama

RIP Big Mama

    Deceased family chicken honored with loving obituary in College Station
    This week, the mourning family of a beloved chicken in the College Station area was honored with a loving obituary in The Eagle, the town's newspaper. Big Mama, as she came to be known, was rescued by a family after they learned that she was due to be put down after her Houston owners could no longer keep her.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical c...

A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical condition after his home became engulfed in flames, killing his animals. http://bit.ly/2Dx7lne (Kirk Sides)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Friendswood man is reportedly in critical condition after his home became engulfed in flames, killing his animals. http://bit.ly/2Dx7lne (Kirk Sides)
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3 hours ago

Two days only!

Two days only!

    Sandwich King's food truck pulls into Houston
    Food Network star Jeff Mauro, co-host of "The Kitchen," will roll his new sandwich truck promotion into Houston later this week for two days of sandwich ideas and wine pairings for the Super Bowl. A collaboration with Yellow Tail, the Australia wine giant, the Yellow Tail Food Truck Tailgate Tour will stop in Houston Jan.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be f...

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be forced to miss more than half of their minor league seasons.

    Astros' Jon Singleton, Dean Deetz suspended after failed drug tests
    Astros minor leaguers Jon Singleton and Dean Deetz were both hit with lengthy suspensions after another failed drug test Tuesday. Deetz, a righthanded reliever who was added to the Astros' 40-man roster this offseason, received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Remains found in wall of Heights home identified as those of Mary Cerruti, missing homeowner
    Ending a mystery that drew nationwide attention, the Harris County medical examiner has identified the remains found last March in the wall of a Heights bungalow as those of Mary Cerruti, the missing woman who had owned the home years before.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the i...

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm
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4 hours ago

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

    HPD: 18-wheeler falls from Eastex Freeway onto East Freeway
    Published 4:20 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 An 18-wheeler fell from the Eastex Freeway onto the East Freeway Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department. The wreck has forced the shut-down of an eastbound shoulder and left lane of the East Freeway, according to Houston Transtar.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent...

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt
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5 hours ago

What do you make of the advertisement that in...

What do you make of the advertisement that includes the hashtag #PleaseStand?

    AMVETS claim NFL rejected Super Bowl ad because it says 'please stand'
    A veterans group is crying foul after they said the NFL is refusing to run their advertisement in a program to be handed out at the Super Bowl. The advertisement features two soldiers, an American flag and the hashtag #PleaseStand.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked windo...

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9.

    Man with dollar sign tattoo over his eye wanted for burglary, domestic violence
    A 34-year-old Cincinnati man with a giant dollar sign tattooed on his face is wanted by police on aggravated burglary and domestic violence charges. Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9, according to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Crime Stoppers.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the h...

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the hospital, she began vomiting non-stop.

    Texas five-year-old receives nearly 40 doses of anti-venom for snake bite
    A five-year-old Texas girl is recovering from a traumatic snake bite she received last Sunday. Emily Rose Oehler was playing at Longhorn Cavern State Park roughly 60 miles northwest of Austin when a diamondback rattlesnake struck her on the ankle, according to KXAN.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

As the population increases and the demand fo...

As the population increases and the demand for plastics remains high, pollution will be in the Gulf of Mexico a long, long time.

    How plastic pollution is hurting the Gulf of Mexico
    For years, scientists have reported on the extent of plastic pollution in far-off places of the world. But a new effort is revealing just how extensive "plastic soup" is in the Gulf of Mexico.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

6 hours ago

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hot...

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hotel and smelled marijuana.

    Marilyn Manson band member arrested downtown on pot possession charge day before show at Aztec
    A band member for Marilyn Manson was arrested in downtown San Antonio on a marijuana charge the night before a show at the Aztec Theatre, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of ...

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of Houston culture:

    Houston's Mini-Mural Street Art Program is Expanding
    Houston's mini-mural program continues to turn heads, commissioning area artists to transform traffic control boxes into colorful reminders of the city's culture. (Street art for real, on the streets.) The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs announced Monday that its selection panel has added 45 artists to the roster of painters, after reviewing 551 open-call submissions.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Store managers earn an average yearly salary ...

Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year.

    In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience
    In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Five workers are presumed dead, including one...

Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan. "At this time we have moved from a rescue mission to a recovery mission."

    Five declared dead in Oklahoma rig explosion
    Updated 11:15 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan, after an explosion ripped through a drilling rig in Oklahoma, triggering the nation's deadliest oil and gas incident in several years. The drilling rig is owned by Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy, which employed three of the deceased.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegation...

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegations, police said.

    Pearland child care worker charged with indecency with a minor
    A child care worker at the Goddard School in Pearland has been charged with indecency with a child after investigators say he gave hugs and inappropriately touched a student late last year.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

How do you feel about schools named after Con...

How do you feel about schools named after Confederate members?

    Texas school votes to change name of school named after Confederate general
    A Texas school named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee is looking to minimize it's association with the southern army that lost the Civil War. Robert E. Lee Elementary School is being renamed Lee Elementary School after a 4-3 vote from the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday, according to Amarillo.com.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

This could be a big blow to our local economy...

This could be a big blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A blow to our local economy:

A blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

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

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

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

"The women of this country these days need so...

"The women of this country these days need some icons. If they think I'm one, I'm happy about that."

    Naomi Parker Fraley, who posed for iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' portrait in Alameda, dead at 96
    Updated 10:19 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 Naomi Parker Fraley, the real "Rosie the Riveter," died Saturday, the New York Times reports. Though Fraley's name remained obscure for most of her 96 years, her likeness became an iconic symbol during World War II.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ...

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ignoring stop signs? These are some of the signs police look for with drunk drivers:

    New report calls for lowering BAC levels from .08 to .05, getting stricter on alcohol laws
    Updated 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A study released last week from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for the lowering of the blood alcohol concentration level from .08 to .05.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The (other) downside to your cheeseburger add...

The (other) downside to your cheeseburger addiction:

    Your burger habit could be under threat
    Flickr/@kevinv033 Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process. Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wif...

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wife and fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that morning.

    Family releases detailed account of morning mother of 3 was gunned down by estranged husband
    The Army veteran who slayed his estranged wife--Sarah Alexis Furey, a 9-year veteran corpsman of the U.S. Navy who in Afghanistan--and then fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that fateful morning, according to a statement from her family.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally us...

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims.

    Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property including cellphones, computers and jewelry, officials said.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confe...

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa
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11 hours ago

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while...

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while he was buying deer. "Then I thought, wouldn't it be nice if he had a girlfriend."

    Lumberton man has been raising kangaroos for 20-plus years
    In the kitchen of his Hardin County home, Perry Viator filled and heated small bottles, while 6-month-old Hannah and Lucy hopped back and forth through the living room, their long tails sliding across the carpet behind them.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The final moments of his life echoed through ...

The final moments of his life echoed through the courtroom as audio from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial.

    Final moments of police sergeant's life echo through courtroom
    The final moments of Patton Village Police Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner's life echoed through the courtroom as the radio transmission from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial Monday. Nee, 30, of Kingwood, faces four felony charges - two charges of evading arrest/detention causing death and two charges of evading arrest/detention causing serious bodily injury.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one perso...

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one per...

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly...

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly and knowledgeable.

    Urgent care centers with great reviews in your neighborhood
    Illnesses can't tell what day or time it is, and rarely does the flu or strep throat show up when the primary care physicians are open. In the evenings and on weekends, suburban Facebook groups are full of requests for urgent care recommendations.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The search for five missing workers resumed n...

The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy. Authorities said they are still searching the surrounding woods to see if anyone had fled into the area. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n4oDx9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy....
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13 hours ago

Are you going to get up early and get your fr...

Are you going to get up early and get your free Chick-fil-A tomorrow morning?

    Chick-fil-A giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast on Wednesday
    Chick-fil-A fans have a reason to get up early on Wednesday as restaurants in the Houston area are giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast. The free breakfast giveaway starts at 6 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m. at participating locations.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

    The Latest: Best director Oscar nominations announced
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 6:05 a.m. The Oscar nominees for best director have been announced by the film academy.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The ranch was initially created by the famous...

The ranch was initially created by the famous KLOL duo to help kids dealt a bad hand.

    Stevens and Pruett ranch prepares to open foster home for girls in Rosharon
    The Stevens and Pruett Foundation for Children and Animals in Rosharon has evolved since it was founded in 1994 by Houston radio legend Jim Pruett and his wife, Joy. The 38-acre ranch is preparing to again welcome children and teenagers from the foster-care system and give them a permanent home on land that also offers a sanctuary for abused horses.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but t...

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but tell, me, how can I forget? I can no longer tie shoes, fasten my earrings, or dress myself.”

    Owners of pit bull that ripped off San Antonio woman's arm hear verdict
    With two shouted orders to "look at me," a woman maimed by her neighbors' pit bull in a 2017 attack addressed the dog owners in court Monday to tell them how her life was forever changed after their pet ripped off her arm and part of her face. "I'm missing an arm.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A road rage incident that caused one car to c...

A road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass ended in gunfire.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near ...

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail. Some time after, there was a road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chron.com

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