51 min ago

🎶How do I, say goodbye...to what, we had🎶

🎶How do I, say goodbye...to what, we had🎶

    Southern Goods will not reopen in the Heights, chef joins high-profile restaurant group
    Southern Goods, the popular Houston Heights restaurant that has been closed since November, will not reopen. Chef-owner Lyle Bento had previously vowed to bring the restaurant back after an electrical fire destroyed the kitchen late at night on Nov. 5.
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1 hour ago

"I'm running to represent all of Texas, and i...

"I'm running to represent all of Texas, and if there is going to be a debate, town hall or other type of forum, we need to ensure a real discussion for all of Texas to hear"

    Lupe Valdez nixes Greg Abbott's debate offer, tells him: 'Stop hiding from Texans'
    AUSTIN - The dueling over the Texas gubernatorial debate has begun. A week after Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said he has accepted an offer for a televised Austin debate on Sept. 28, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Lupe Valdez said she has accepted an invitation to an October 8 debate at the University of Houston- and called on Abbott to "stop hiding from Texans" and accept her offer.
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1 hour ago

“They admitted in that report what everyone k...

“They admitted in that report what everyone knew: The agency’s response was inadequate, to put it mildly, and in the case of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, outrageously inadequate.”

    After Harvey, FEMA says it will do better in 2018 hurricane season
    WASHINGTON - A top Federal Emergency Management Agency official testified Wednesday that his agency has updated plans and procedures to prepare for the 2018 hurricane season after assessments, some of them internal, of failures during last year's string of epic natural disasters.
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2 hours ago

'Comfort Food Tour' will spotlight Ninfa's an...

'Comfort Food Tour' will spotlight Ninfa's and The Rosehill Beer Garden this Saturday

    Houston restaurants featured in new Food Network series
    Two Houston area eateries are featured in a new Food Network series, "Comfort Food Tour," hosted by Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, launching Saturday.
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2 hours ago

Was there ever any doubt? 😎

Was there ever any doubt? 😎

    Astros take home ESPY award for Best Team
    The Astros took home the award for Best Team at the ESPYs on Wednesday in Los Angeles, a fitting location for such an honor as the club won its first World Series title against the Dodgers to cap a magical 2017 season and playoff run.
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2 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Astros take home ESPY award for Best Team
    The Astros took home the award for Best Team at the ESPYs on Wednesday in Los Angeles, a fitting location for such an honor as the club won its first World Series title against the Dodgers to cap a magical 2017 season and playoff run.
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2 hours ago

Houston SWAT teams arrested a man who was hol...

Houston SWAT teams arrested a man who was holding a machete on the roof of a neighbor's house in Greater Inwood. https://chrn.cl/2JyU1Nt

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston SWAT teams arrested a man who was holding a machete on the roof of a neighbor's house in Greater Inwood. https://chrn.cl/2JyU1Nt
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3 hours ago

The investigation into these six men began on...

The investigation into these six men began on March 17 when the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office responded to a burglary of an ATM at the CVS located at 25110 Grogans Mill Road.

    Sheriff: Six gang members charged in ATM thefts in Harris, Montgomery counties
    Six men, who are documented gang members or known to have those affiliations, were arrested after a multi-agency investigation linked to ATM thefts in Montgomery and Harris Counties. Alexander Dandrey Clinton, 19; David Ray Nelson, 21; Frank Kelly, 20; Kerry Adam Moss, 19; Trevion Rayshad Jackson, 27; and Wallace Dwayne Thomas, 19; were arrested and charged with felony engaging in organized criminal activity on July 12.
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3 hours ago

Not-so-super villains steal from cast members...

Not-so-super villains steal from cast members touring with Marvel superhero show

    Van, dirt bikes stolen from cast members touring with Marvel superhero show
    A van and two dirt bikes were stolen from two cast members touring with Marvel Universe Live!, a stage adaptation of the classic comic book series playing through Sunday at NRG Stadium. Houston police do not know whether the stolen items are used in the show.
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3 hours ago

Have you noticed that CD (Certificate of Depo...

Have you noticed that CD (Certificate of Deposit) rates are increasing? Have you recently deposited money into a CD to take advantage of these higher rates? If so, please contact Andrea Leinfelder for an article she’s writing for the Houston Chronicle. Andrea can be reached at 713-362-7572 or andrea.leinfelder@chron.com. (Photo: Kellye Sanford illustration / Chronicle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Have you noticed that CD (Certificate of Deposit) rates are increasing? Have you recently deposited money into a CD to take advantage of these higher rates? If so, please contact Andrea Leinfelder...
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4 hours ago

The four victims hid inside a bedroom and the...

The four victims hid inside a bedroom and the male victim grabbed a gun and fired four shots into the ground. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, they were then able to get to a neighbor's home to call 911.

    Man posing as a CPS worker allegedly tried to take 3 children from Texas home
    A man was arrested on Saturday, July 14, after allegedly breaking into a Liberty County home under the false pretense that he worked for Child Protective Services and trying to take three children who lived there. According to ABC 13, Jimmy Dwayne Lackey, 37, is accused of entering the home and charging after an adult male who was also living there.
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4 hours ago

The more you know...

The more you know...

    Common tactics used in Houston scams
    When someone flags you down on a Houston highway, do you roll down your window? What if they pointed to your back tire? Would you pull over and talk then? In some cases, it could be the beginning of a common scam.
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4 hours ago

Pat Beverley on James Harden finally winning ...

Pat Beverley on James Harden finally winning MVP: “I honestly thought he should’ve got it the last 2 or 3 years.” Read about Beverley's Houston basketball camp, here: chrn.cl/2JzTACJ (Video by Parth Upadhyaya | Houston Chronicle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Pat Beverley on James Harden finally winning MVP: "I honestly thought he should've got it the last 2 or 3 years." Read about Beverley's Houston basketball camp, here: chrn.cl/2JzTACJ (Video by...
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4 hours ago

We've collected a batch of vintage photos of ...

We've collected a batch of vintage photos of some of the hotels that visitors loved staying at when they came to the area. Here's the The Flagship Hotel in Feb. 2002. It is now the site of the Pleasure Pier along the Seawall. More photos: chrn.cl/2zTsKFW (Photo: Rod Davis/San Antonio Express-News)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    We've collected a batch of vintage photos of some of the hotels that visitors loved staying at when they came to the area. Here's the The Flagship Hotel in Feb. 2002. It is now the site of the...
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5 hours ago

House Rep.: "The Scriptures clearly indicate ...

House Rep.: "The Scriptures clearly indicate that God charges civil authorities with preserving order, protecting citizens, and punishing wrongdoers"

    Texas Congressman says Bible is against amnesty for undocumented migrants
    In a recently published Breitbart article, San Antonio-area Rep. Lamar Smith argued the Bible supports "the rule of law" rather than amnesty for migrants. "The Scriptures clearly indicate that God charges civil authorities with preserving order, protecting citizens, and punishing wrongdoers," Smith wrote.
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5 hours ago

We ventured out around Houston's Inner Loop d...

We ventured out around Houston's Inner Loop during the lunch hour to record the temperatures on the ground at some of Houston's parks, hotels, and restaurants. Some places like a bench in Discovery Green clocked in at 144 degrees Fahrenheit.

    How hot are the hottest spots in Houston this summer?
    As a heat wave hovered over Houston on Wednesday, it was clear that while Houstonians love to refer as the city's most popular attractions as the "hottest" spots, those places are literally heating up in degrees Fahrenheit.
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5 hours ago

Several other Texas stars were also hit hard ...

Several other Texas stars were also hit hard by the fraud account purge.

    Selena Gomez loses over a million followers in Twitter purge
    In an effort to restore trust in the popular social media platform, Twitter decided to purge the network of millions of suspicious accounts on Thursday, July 12. According to the New York Times, the reform is to combat social media fraud in the form of users who have inflated their followers using automated or fake accounts in order to feign influence.
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5 hours ago

A husband is dead after a shooting and car cr...

A husband is dead after a shooting and car crash in east Houston. https://chrn.cl/2zSvFPg

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A husband is dead after a shooting and car crash in east Houston. https://chrn.cl/2zSvFPg
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6 hours ago

Imagine going on your morning jog and running...

Imagine going on your morning jog and running into a 7-foot gator. Nope. No, thanks. We'll just stay inside forever. Jogging is overrated anyway. Full story: chrn.cl/2JzQBKu (Photo: Fulshear Police Department)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Imagine going on your morning jog and running into a 7-foot gator. Nope. No, thanks. We'll just stay inside forever. Jogging is overrated anyway. Full story: chrn.cl/2JzQBKu (Photo: Fulshear...
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6 hours ago

Question: When you invite dogs to your weddin...

Question: When you invite dogs to your wedding, is a special stationary required?

    Dogs find homes at Victor couple's wedding, one still in need
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. -- A Victor couple shared their nuptials with family and friends this month.Sage and Rebecca Keber said their "I do's" on a beautiful summer day, surrounded by loved ones and some four legged guests. Rebecca and Sage Keber ho
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6 hours ago

Check your freezers!! And warn your friends t...

Check your freezers!! And warn your friends too!

    H-E-B issues recall for sherbet and ice cream brand
    H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall for two types of variety packs of Creamy Creations products, the company said in a statement. The variety packs in 3-ounce cups of ice cream (vanilla chocolate) and sherbet (orange lime) were potentially affected.
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6 hours ago

With each glowing travelogue written about Ho...

With each glowing travelogue written about Houston by hungry, adventurous outsiders its becoming apparent they might all be using the same Mad Libs template. So we made our own for everyone to use: chrn.cl/2L6cRB1

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    With each glowing travelogue written about Houston by hungry, adventurous outsiders its becoming apparent they might all be using the same Mad Libs template. So we made our own for everyone to use:...
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7 hours ago

Just when you thought it was safe to order ch...

Just when you thought it was safe to order chips and salsa...

    Tortilla chips spontaneously combusted at factory in Austin
    Turns out, tortilla chips can explode. According to a Facebook post from the Austin Fire Department Wednesday, firefighters were called to a tortilla chip factory at 6110 Trade Center Drive last week because cases of food waste from making tortilla chips spontaneously combusted, setting the building aflame.
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7 hours ago

It's only getting worse...

It's only getting worse...

    Texas' heat wave is going to be brutal this weekend, says National Weather Service
    Texas' scorching heat wave is no joke. The National Weather Service has issued five separate heat advisories for regions in north and central Texas. "It's a prolonged period of very high temperatures, it's definitely a heat wave," said NWS Houston-Galveston spokesperson Katie Magee.
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7 hours ago

You don't have to drive into town to enjoy Ho...

You don't have to drive into town to enjoy Houston Restaurant Weeks.

    Suburb restaurants to try during Houston Restaurant Weeks
    Whet your palate with our best-of-the-'burbs Houston Restaurant Weeks roundup.
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8 hours ago

"No beef in Texas? Really? You've got to be k...

"No beef in Texas? Really? You've got to be kidding me!"

    Texas ag commissioner rips WeWork over 'anti-beef policy'
    Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller didn't take kindly to the decision by WeWork -- headquartered in New York City! -- to discourage the consumption of meat by refusing to reimburse employees for meals that include pork, chicken or (shudder) beef. "No beef in Texas? Really? You've got to be kidding me!"
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8 hours ago

His name “Khalil” was circled on the receipt ...

His name “Khalil” was circled on the receipt with“We don’t Tip Terrorist” written across the top.

    Instead of tip, Texas server receives racist note
    One West Texas server's Facebook post went viral after he shared a photo of a receipt where the patrons denied him a tip but instead left a note. Khalil Cavil was waiting tables on Saturday at Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, when he discovered the patrons left a note on the receipt.
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8 hours ago

The gift is going to cover four years for 30 ...

The gift is going to cover four years for 30 students that will begin instruction at UH in the fall of 2020.

    Anonymous $3 million gift to fund tuition for UH med school's first class
    The University of Houston has received an anonymous $3 million gift to fund tuition for its planned medical school's inaugural class. The gift, to be paid in increments in advance of tuition due dates, will cover all four years for some 30 students that UH hopes will begin instruction in fall 2020.
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8 hours ago

She told the jury that in all, her husband pl...

She told the jury that in all, her husband planned to kill five people, including his daughter and four people close to her.

    Wife: Husband accused of two Houston-area 'honor killings' planned 3 more deaths
    The wife of a Jordanian man accused of two "honor killings" in Houston testified Wednesday that her husband believed the only way to recover his honor was to kill the man who his daughter ran away to marry.
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8 hours ago

The victim was seriously injured but is expec...

The victim was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

    Update: Woman stabbed during home invasion in La Porte had ties to suspect
    A La Porte man has been arrested after he allegedly stabbed a woman multiple times during a home invasion in La Porte, a police spokesman said. Police were called to the 10800 block of Dogwood just after 2 a.m. Wednesday to reports of a home invasion, according to La Porte police Sgt.
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9 hours ago

The term is supposed to describe voters who a...

The term is supposed to describe voters who are so angry and opposed to the U.S. president that they are incapable of seeing any good in what he does.

    Trump's diagnosis for critics: 'Trump Derangement Syndrome'
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump and his supporters have a new buzz phrase to diagnose his critics: "Trump Derangement Syndrome." The term is supposed to describe voters who are so angry and opposed to the U.S. president that they are incapable of seeing any good in what he does.
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9 hours ago

The mother of Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, now a ...

The mother of Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, now a suspected serial killer, speaks out:

    Mother of accused serial killer says son 'had a good heart'
    Every Sunday, Dolores Rodriguez knew she'd see her son. The now 46-year-old she adopted when he was 2 years old made it a point to visit her every week so they could catch up in their Cypress-area home. When they last spoke about two weeks ago, nothing in the conversation hinted to the horrific crimes he'd be accused of committing days later.
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9 hours ago

Several ticket prices have gone up for the 20...

Several ticket prices have gone up for the 2019 season:

    RodeoHouston increases ticket prices for 2019 season
    RodeoHouston just got a little pricier. Several ticket prices have gone up for the 2019 season, which runs Feb. 25-March 17. George Strait performs the final night, minus rodeo activities. Upper level tickets are now $20, up from $18 earlier this year. For the Strait performance, upper level tickets start at $50.
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10 hours ago

A man exchanged gunfire with two attackers wh...

A man exchanged gunfire with two attackers who approached his wife while she was in the driveway and tried forcing her to take them inside the home. https://chrn.cl/2LraNQ9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A man exchanged gunfire with two attackers who approached his wife while she was in the driveway and tried forcing her to take them inside the home. https://chrn.cl/2LraNQ9
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10 hours ago

The first inaugural class will graduate with ...

The first inaugural class will graduate with MDs and no student-loan debt.

    Anonymous $3 million gift to fund tuition for UH med school's first class
    The University of Houston has received an anonymous $3 million gift to fund tuition for its planned medical school's inaugural class. The gift, to be paid in increments in advance of tuition due dates, will cover all four years for some 30 students that UH hopes will begin instruction in fall 2020.
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11 hours ago

“I want to make sure the Patel family knows I...

“I want to make sure the Patel family knows I love them like they love me."

    San Antonio man executed for murder, robbery
    Christopher Young, with support from one victim's family, tried to get the governor to change his sentence to life without parole.
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11 hours ago

LATEST: Here's a look at how mattress stores ...

LATEST: Here's a look at how mattress stores are handling security, staffing after one of its employees was killed last week by a suspected serial killer in Houston. https://chrn.cl/2Lr654V

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LATEST: Here's a look at how mattress stores are handling security, staffing after one of its employees was killed last week by a suspected serial killer in Houston. https://chrn.cl/2Lr654V
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12 hours ago

"We have been called 'stupid,' 'weak,' 'a jok...

"We have been called 'stupid,' 'weak,' 'a joke' and 'pathetic,' all by our own president."

    'We will be equally culpable': Texas Republican calls for Trump's impeachment
    A Texas state Rep. is calling on fellow Republicans to impeach Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Jason Villalba penned a scathing opinion article on TribTalk listing his problems with the president and asking Republicans to "push him into the ash bin of history."
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12 hours ago

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, "park ...

According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, "park rangers are conducting more heat-related rescues than usual this summer." SHARE their tips for recognizing a heat stroke:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, "park rangers are conducting more heat-related rescues than usual this summer." SHARE their tips for recognizing a heat stroke:
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12 hours ago

Goodbye and ...

"Goodbye and thanks for all the fish."

I'll miss the 311, crime, and emergency reports. Not much conversation to miss. The news feed went to pot long ago.

See you on Nextdoor (but only if you're in one of my Nearby Neighborhoods).

12 hours ago

It has an observation tower at its center, to...

It has an observation tower at its center, to allow occupants to survey their 3-acres of lakefront land as the sun rises.

    Palace-like home guards 3-acre lakefront kingdom in Sugar Land
    If waking up each morning feeling like a monarch seems like a reasonable goal, this stone palace on a man-made lake in Sugar Land can get you there. There's even an observation tower at its center, to allow occupants to survey their 3-acres of lakefront land as the sun rises.
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13 hours ago

A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fi...

A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fight between groups of teenage boys in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2JvdM8F

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A 16-year-old was shot last night during a fight between groups of teenage boys in west Houston. https://chrn.cl/2JvdM8F
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13 hours ago

A 'Comfort Food Tour' spotlights Ninfa's and ...

A 'Comfort Food Tour' spotlights Ninfa's and The Rosehill Beer Garden.

    Houston restaurants featured in new Food Network series
    Two Houston area eateries are featured in a new Food Network series, "Comfort Food Tour," hosted by Mark Anderson and Ryan Fey, launching Saturday.
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14 hours ago

As All-Star Game MVP, the Astros’ Alex Bregma...

As All-Star Game MVP, the Astros’ Alex Bregman got to choose between a Camaro or a Colorado ZR2. He chose the Camaro and gave it to his mom after the game.

    Astros' Alex Bregman gives All-Star Game MVP car to his mom
    Alex Bregman is always prepared. So, when it came time for the All-Star Game MVP to pick between a Chevrolet Camaro SS Coupe and a trail-ready Colorado ZR2, he had already thought over the decision before the game even started. He was picking the Camaro and giving it to his mom Jackie.
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14 hours ago

He is being held without bond.

He is being held without bond.

    Houston-area crime spree suspect charged with 2 counts of capital murder
    The man accused of launching a deadly crime spree across the northern Houston area has been formally charged with two counts of capital murder. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a 46-year-old parolee, is being held without bond. The charges, both filed Tuesday, are in relation to the robbery and shooting deaths of Pamela Johnson and Edward Magaña.
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15 hours ago

Peek at these politicians' weed-reform scorec...

Peek at these politicians' weed-reform scorecards.

    Where Texas politicians stand on marijuana
    More than half of Texas' registered voters believe marijuana should be legalized, a recent poll discovered. As is the case with other issues, it appears the attitude of Texas' lawmakers and the public may not align in the matter of cannabis.
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15 hours ago

The dust brings with it a variety of implicat...

The dust brings with it a variety of implications for people and for the environment.

    Saharan dust creates health hazard, hurricane hindrance
    Repeated weather advisories regarding Saharan dust have been issued this month. Satellite models from NASA's Earth Observatory showed plumes of dust blowing across the Atlantic in late June-most of it originating from the Bodele Depression, a dried Saharan lake bed in northeastern region of the central African country of Chad.
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16 hours ago

"All who believe in this country's values mus...

"All who believe in this country's values must vote for Democrats this fall. ... History has its eyes on us."

    Ex-FBI chief Comey urges voters to support Democrats in fall
    WASHINGTON (AP) - James Comey, the FBI director who was fired last year by President Donald Trump, is urging voters to support Democrats in November's midterm elections. Comey says on Twitter that the "Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders' design that 'Ambition must ...
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16 hours ago

The company has ambitious plans for the new t...

The company has ambitious plans for the new tower.

    New tower slated for former Chronicle site downtown
    Hines is starting construction on its newest downtown tower, a 47-story skyscraper on Texas Avenue at the former site of the Houston Chronicle. The Houston-based, international real estate firm, which will move its own global headquarters to the building after more than 45 years in the Galleria area, said the design is focused on needs of office tenants to attract the best workers in their fields.
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