34 min ago

His business made him a billionaire, but it a...

His business made him a billionaire, but it also made him a lot of enemies

    Billionaire couple from Toronto were murdered by multiple people, private investigators believe
    Private investigators believe a prominent billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people two days before their bodies were discovered, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday, citing a source "with direct knowledge of the parallel probe" into the deaths of Honey and Barry Sherman.
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1 hour ago

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tigh...

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tight end Ben Watson are also nominated.

    Texans' J.J. Watt a finalist for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
    Published 3:51 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 For his philanthropic efforts to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has been named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Watt helped raise $37 million through an online fundraising initiative he launched.
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2 hours ago

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole g...

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole golf course, a dog kennel, a chapel, an art gallery, and a private airport.

    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million Texas ranch ranks as one of the world's most expensive homes for sale
    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million property in Texas' panhandle is one of the world's most expensive estates for sale in the world.
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3 hours ago

The film was designed, said the director, to ...

The film was designed, said the director, to be constructed from “television news footage without a single true statement in it.”

    'Our New President' Brings Huge Dose of Fake News to Sundance
    One day after Donald Trump handed out his Fake News Awards, the Sundance Film Festival kicked off with a film that genuinely sets a new standard for falsehoods - because director Maxim Pozdorovkin's documentary is based on the Russian propaganda generated during the presidential election that put Trump in power.
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5 hours ago

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred ...

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred truck for urban dwellers looking for something rugged, but sleek enough for city streets.

    See what the new Ford Ranger will look like in 2019
    Updated 1:42 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 This week, the new 2019 Ford Ranger made its first appearance at the Detroit auto show. Going on sale spring of 2019, the small pickup truck is Ford's most recent foray into the market which is already teeming with midsize models like the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.
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5 hours ago

The world ain't hatin now

The world ain't hatin now

    Houston rapper Chamillionaire speaks out on viral email offering help to family of deported man
    Houston rapper Chamillionaire wants to help the family of a man -a father of two - who was just deported after spending 30 years living in the U.S. Chamillionaire was specifically moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, 39, who was profiled by the Detroit Free Press' Niraj Warikoo Monday.
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6 hours ago

Does anyone have any predictions on who is go...

Does anyone have any predictions on who is going to win Super Bowl LII?

    Memes celebrate Patriots, Eagles' huge wins
    Today we were reminded to never count Tom Brady out and that Nick Foles is an honest-to-goodness gunslinger. The stage is now set: the Eagles and the Patriots will square off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Naturally, Halle Berry was among the dozens o...

Naturally, Halle Berry was among the dozens of celebs that slayed the red carpet.

    Celebrities at the 2018 SAG Awards: The best and worst red carpet looks
    See which celebrities were named the best and worst dressed at the 2018 SAG Awards.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

For the people who have never been on the wro...

For the people who have never been on the wrong side of the law, all they have to go on are works of fiction or documentaries to understand what it's like on the inside.

    Get a look at the most notorious prisons in American history
    They've been the subject of books, movies, songs, and TV shows. Prisons are where the condemned do hard time or live out their last days on death row. Pop-culture has made stars of prisons around the country like San Quentin, Folsom, Attica, and most-famously, Alcatraz Island.
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7 hours ago

Did one of your photos make the cut?

Did one of your photos make the cut?

    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.
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8 hours ago

Students at Texas A&M University went viral o...

Students at Texas A&M University went viral on Twitter after posting a video of them pushing a colleague on the ice of a frozen pool. http://bit.ly/2EXoQJM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Students at Texas A&M University went viral on Twitter after posting a video of them pushing a colleague on the ice of a frozen pool. http://bit.ly/2EXoQJM
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8 hours ago

"I had no gray hair 15 years ago."

"I had no gray hair 15 years ago."

    Before-and-after photos show how dramatically presidents have aged while in office
    AP As President Barack Obama reflected on his time in office, he had a way of acknowledging his waning time in the position: A joke about his graying hair. "Right now, we are waging war under authorities provided by Congress over 15 years ago - 15 years ago," he said during a speech reflecting on his administration's counterterrorism strategy.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Hotel Alessandra Houston was slated to open l...

Hotel Alessandra Houston was slated to open last year, but the wait was worth it.

    Take a look into Hotel Alessandra's newly-completed Presidential Suite
    Originally slated to debut just before Houston's Super Bowl in 2017, Hotel Alessandra's Presidential Suite is now completed and will soon start booking high-rolling visitors.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

At what age do you let your child have a soci...

At what age do you let your child have a social media account?

    Apple CEO Tim Cook says he wouldn't let a child use social media
    Anyone remember Ping - Apple's "music-oriented social network," the hot new thing back in 2010? No, we're not surprised if you don't. It flopped - hard - and shut down after just a couple years. Apple seems to have ceded the social media landscape to Facebook since then.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Tickets go on sale soon.

Tickets go on sale soon.

    Journey, Def Leppard coming to Houston
    Journey and Def Leppard are teaming up for a summer tour that will stop at Houston's Toyota Center on Sept. 1. Promotional materials for the tour were a little over the top: "Promising to be the Tour of the Year ..." Journey guitarist Neal Schon was more measured: "So many hits."
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Clarkson also said, "I'm a well-rounded indiv...

Clarkson also said, "I'm a well-rounded individual with a lot of character, so I think it's fine."

    Kelly Clarkson says she's "not above' spanking her children
    Musician and mother-of-two Kelly Clarkson revealed in a recent interview that she disciplines her daughter with spankings. During an interview posted on Radio.com, the 35-year-old Fort Worth-native said, "I'm not above a spanking, which people aren't necessarily into. And I don't mean, like, hitting her hard; I just mean a spanking.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of ...

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first production Chevrolet truck, so General Motors is looking to make a big splash in the market.

    Chevy fans will get to the see new 2019 Silverado at the Houston Auto Show
    Chevy fans, listen up. The 2019 Chevy Silverado will make its first ever appearance in Houston at the upcoming Houston Auto Show, starting Jan. 24 at NRG Center. RELATED: Redesigned Chevy Silverado pickup loses weight, gains size The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the very first production Chevrolet truck, so General Motors is looking to make a big splash in the market.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Are you ready for another one Houston?

Are you ready for another one Houston?

    Cold front's on the way: In Houston, winds shift late Sunday
    After a warm, wet afternoon, a cold front will move through the Houston area late Sunday, making way for a cooler, dryer Monday. Sunday's rains will continue into the evening, said National Weather Service forecaster Mikki Hathaway. Expect isolated thunderstorms and gusting winds later Sunday evening.
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11 hours ago

Though Pickens, a famous fitness buff who onc...

Though Pickens, a famous fitness buff who once challenged President Barack Obama to an exercise competition, is still involved in his business affairs, his retirement ends a larger-than-life career.

    T. Boone Pickens, a Texas-size businessman, calls it quits
    Late last year, T. Boone Pickens was back at it, drilling for oil. On his 65,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle, an expanse full of wildflowers and rolling hills, Pickens, 89, had erected a $6 million rig and started pumping fracking fluid into the earth.
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11 hours ago

Jaguars couldn't hold against the defending c...

Jaguars couldn't hold against the defending champions.

    Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl with win over Jaguars
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Tom Brady shook off a hand injury and threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Danny Amendola with 2:48 remaining, rallying the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl with a 24-20 comeback victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC championship Sunday.
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11 hours ago

Some of these don't look "average."

Some of these don't look "average."

    Houston's average home list price is roughly $290,000. This is what that buys in town
    Houston home sales hit some record highs last year despite the devastating effects of Hurricane Harvey. Single-family home sales rose throughout the metro area when compared to the year before, especially among homes priced between $250,000 and $500,000, according to the Houston Association of Realtors.
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12 hours ago

His cause of death hasn't been announced but ...

His cause of death hasn't been announced but it was well-known he was struggling with liver and kidney failure

    Fredo Santana, Chicago-Based Rapper, Dies at 27
    Fredo Santana, the Chicago rapper who emerged with his cousin Chief Keef, has died at the age of 27, according to media reports. The cause of death was not immediately disclosed, but the rapper (born Derrick Coleman) posted on Instagram last October that he had been hospitalized with kidney and liver failure.
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12 hours ago

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat i...

Rodent droppings, condemned meat and a gnat infestation. And those aren't the worst health inspectors saw at local restaurants last week.

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
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13 hours ago

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even...

After Harvey a hard situation has gotten even worse.

    Houston ISD proposes drastic changes to school funding, magnet programs
    Houston ISD officials said Saturday the district will need to cut about $200 million from its 2018-19 budget to bring spending in line with an increasingly gloomy financial outlook. In an equally momentous move, Houston ISD officials also proposed far-reaching changes to how the district operates its magnet and school choice systems, some of the boldest moves to date by second-year Superintendent Richard Carranza.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas ne...

Do you know anyone who lives in this Texas neighborhood? Its city officials are asking locals to submit their old photos.

    Alamo Heights preserving city's history in digital vintage photo archive
    Officials are in search of any old photos, maps or memorabilia "that can take someone back in time" for an online archive, said Jennifer Reyna, city secretary. The idea is that once the vintage keepsakes are published online, anyone can look at them and see how Alamo Heights has changed through the years, she said.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The judge told him she would have given more ...

The judge told him she would have given more time if she could have.

    Tech reporter guilty of rape scheme gets nearly 3 years
    Defying the prosecutors' recommendation, a King County Superior Court judge gave a Seattle-based tech reporter who pleaded guilty to raping several women the top of the sentencing range allowed by the state.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bow...

Who's your money on for winning the Super Bowl this year?

    Here are the betting odds Vegas gave teams for the past 20 Super Bowls
    Football fans will be eager to watch the games this weekend as the Jacksonville Jaguars travel to Foxborough to battle the Patriots while the Philadelphia Eagles head to Minnesota for a spot at the Super Bowl against the Vikings.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"It's my expert medical opinion that the pres...

"It's my expert medical opinion that the president's got a rockin' bod with a perfect amount of cushion for the pushin'," Beck Bennett's Dr. Jackson.

    'SNL' mocks President Trump's medical exam
    Aidy Bryant kicked off this week's "SNL" in character as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, presenting the briefing on the results of Donald Trump's physical. Or, more specifically, the discussion of "how not fat the president is." Bryant brought out Beck Bennett as physician Dr. Ronnie Jackson, who seemed overly preoccupied with how physically attractive Trump is.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Rest in peace

Rest in peace

    Jim Rodford, ex-bassist of The Kinks and The Zombies, dies
    LONDON (AP) - Former Kinks bassist Jim Rodford has died after a fall. He was 76. The Zombies, the group Rodford had played with since 1999, confirmed the death of the British musician on their Facebook page Saturday. Zombies co-founder Rod Argent says his cousin and longtime bandmate was a "magnificent bass player."
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Quicker than a Texas history course:

Quicker than a Texas history course:

    Movies you need to see to understand Texas
    Texas is a big state with a lot of history, but you can't always read a book to fully understand the Texas psyche.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

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

More on this breaking story

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and...

Former slaves, Native Americans, veterans and original settlers are all buried here.

    Tamina community hopes to save submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery
    Beneath ice, mud and at least a foot of water, the headstones of former slaves, Native Americans, veterans, law enforcement officials and original settlers of the Tamina community peeked through the surface of the now-submerged Sweet Rest Cemetery Saturday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

He needs medication for an acute condition.

He needs medication for an acute condition.

    Houston man reported missing more than a week after last seen buying tires
    A Houston man has been reported missing more than a week after he disappeared, according to Texas EquuSearch. Gregory Jones Sr. was last seen Jan. 12, when he bought tires for his car and left for his mother's home in Houston.
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16 hours ago

These expensive homes include history and fam...

These expensive homes include history and famous former owners in the list price:

    River Oaks homes built for iconic Houstonians
    Houston's poshest enclave, River Oaks, has an impressive collection of on-the-market properties being marketed to One Percenters.. Houston's poshest enclave, River Oaks, has an impressive collection of on-the-market properties being marketed to One Percenters. What makes this summer's market distinct, however, is the number of properties with impressive back-stories, many of which were built for some of the city's most prominent historic figures.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

UPDATE: The boy has been found.

UPDATE: The boy has been found.

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Police are desperately searching for this lit...

Police are desperately searching for this little boy

    Police: Man shoots, kills mother of three Sunday morning; flees with their 2-year-old son
    Updated 12:15 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 A confrontation between an estranged couple ended in the death of a mother of three children and a manhunt for the father who police say fled with couple's 18-month-old son after shooting the woman, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The white tigers will be joining 77 other cat...

The white tigers will be joining 77 other cats like these below

    North Texas sanctuary gets 2 white tigers housed illegally
    WYLIE, Texas (AP) - Two white tigers housed illegally have been seized and placed in the care of a North Texas exotic animal sanctuary. Officials at the In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Educational Center in Wylie say Texas state wildlife officials contacted the sanctuary about 30 miles (48.28 kilometers) northeast of Dallas after finding the tigers at an undisclosed location.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Photos of the couple's amazing wedding have s...

Photos of the couple's amazing wedding have surfaced on instagram.

    Astros outfielder George Springer marries Charlise Castro
    After helping the Astros win their first World Series, outfielder George Springer took the next big step in his life: he married personal trainer Charlise Castro on Saturday. Photos of the couple's ceremony surfaced on a California wedding planner's Instagram. The photos show the beautiful couple walked down a white-flower covered aisle.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal...

A fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students.

    Officials: 5th grader mistakenly gave pot candy in school
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Officials at an Albuquerque charter school say a fifth-grader mistook her parents' medicinal marijuana for candy and passed it out to other students. KRQE-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico, reports the Albuquerque School of Excellence student handed out the pot edibles last week before teachers noticed her acting strangely.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Here's your chance to try a local favorite

Here's your chance to try a local favorite

    Best-kept secrets of Houston's suburbs
    If you're making a trek to the outskirts of town, it's the perfect opportunity to try a local favorite. We asked readers across the Houston area to share the best-kept secrets of their neighborhoods.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

She managed to make it to a pizza place after...

She managed to make it to a pizza place after she was shot

    Woman shot in chest outside Houston nightclub
    A woman was shot in the chest near the Eden nightclub in west Houston early Sunday, according to police. A dispute turned to gunfire around 3 a.m. in a parking lot across from the hotspot at Richmond and Unity.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

"Our expectations and values are clear. We wa...

"Our expectations and values are clear. We want to make sure our (football) program is winning but absolutely to the best ethical standards."

    UH president Renu Khator makes first comments after hiring of former Baylor assistants
    Updated 9:41 am, Sunday, January 21, 2018 University of Houston president Renu Khator said Saturday she was comfortable with the findings of an external investigation to sign-off on the hiring of two ex-Baylor football assistants. Khator said the university "did our job" by conducting a thorough investigation before coach Major Applewhite added Kendal Briles and Randy Clements to his coaching staff on Jan.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Despite being shot multiple times the victim ...

Despite being shot multiple times the victim is in stable condition

19 hours ago

Saw and torches failed to obstruct some of th...

Saw and torches failed to obstruct some of the $500,00 wall prototypes.

    APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S.
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20 hours ago

Which bad habits annoy you the most when you'...

Which bad habits annoy you the most when you're on the road?

    Texas traffic rules you're probably not following
    When it comes to road rules, it seems some people just make their own. When it comes to road rules, it seems some people just make their own. In an effort to help through social media, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office recently posted the following on Facebook: The post also provides a handy diagram for visual learners.
    http://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Jenny Kelley has 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs ...

Jenny Kelley has 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.

    ART FEEL: Meet Woodlands copslay artist Miss Jenny Kelley
    An art maven's weekly fix of the local arts scene: what to see, what to hear, what to do, who to meet and musings about how art makes people feel-their ArtFeel. Meet Miss Jenny Kelley, a Woodlands cosplay artist with 100 costumes, 70 shoe pairs and 40 wigs in her closet.
    http://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

A store employee took action, throwing what a...

A store employee took action, throwing what appears to be a gold bowl at one of the suspects.

    2 sought in $2M jewelry theft from Sugar Land store
    Police are looking for two men who stole jewelry valued at $2 million from a Sugar Land store. The men are seen on surveillance video Sugar Land police released on Thursday from the Jan. 10 heist at Hutton's Jewelry & Gifts.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

These schools may be among the best in Americ...

These schools may be among the best in America.

    Five Houston-area schools nominated for prestigious national award
    Five bayou city schools are worthy of being considered some of the best in the nation, according to state education officials. On Wednesday, the Texas Education Agency nominated 26 schools to compete in the running for the national Blue Ribbon honor, an award that recognizes schools for their exemplary progress and student achievement.
    http://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Yup, these masterpieces exist.

Yup, these masterpieces exist.

    Houston's most unique and crazy food trucks
    It seems like a new food truck pops up in Houston every week, with each one more wild than the last. The mobile eateries range from weird burgers to the fusion of two different cuisines.
    http://www.chron.com

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