1 hour ago

Dozens of new restaurants have opened this ye...

Dozens of new restaurants have opened this year, offering Houston foodies a dazzling array of choices.

    Houston's top new restaurants to try in 2018
    Anyone who thinks the Houston restaurant dining scene is dying down hasn't been out eating. Dozens of new restaurants have opened this year, offering Houston foodies a dazzling array of choices. Everything from fried chicken and barbecue to upscale seafood and steaks to charming cafés and Italian trattorias.
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1 hour ago

"Last night 'Pennywise' rejected the gator's ...

"Last night 'Pennywise' rejected the gator's advances which allowed us to capture and safely have him relocated to an alligator farm in El Campo," police said.

    Fulshear police catch 6-foot gator dubbed 'Flewellen Terror' that kept escaping down drain
    A gator that has evaded Fulshear police by escaping down a neighborhood storm drain has finally been captured and relocated, the police department posted on Facebook.
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2 hours ago

From Texas-shaped cornbread to chicken fried ...

From Texas-shaped cornbread to chicken fried steak so big it hangs over the plate, here are some spots to check out.

    These are the most 'Texas' restaurants in the Lone Star State
    Updated 6:32 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 These are the places where the employees don't give you odd looks if you request an extra side of country gravy. And whether it's the size of the entree or the size of the selection, everything is, well, bigger. They're the most "Texas" restaurants in the state.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

SeaWorld is offering FREE ADMISSION this summ...

SeaWorld is offering FREE ADMISSION this summer.

    SeaWorld offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families throughout the summer
    Published 11:08 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 Starting today and running through July 4, SeaWorld San Antonio is offering free admission for U.S. veterans, retirees and their families. The offer includes other SeaWorld parks across the country and properties like Busch Gardens locations in Tampa Bay and Williamsburg. Each U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of de...

Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of decapitating his mother hit the market this month, even before the case made it to trial.

    Murderabilia for sale from Houston man accused of decapitating mother
    Murderabilia from a Houston man accused of decapitating his mother hit the market this month, even before the case made it to trial. Kyriakos Savvas Georghiou was charged with murder and aggravated assault in October, following a fatal knife attack that left his mother dead and his father wounded.
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3 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Officer-involved shooting reported near Magnolia
    Authorities in near Magnolia are investigating an officer-involved shooting Friday night. The shooting happened in the 14300 block of Stagecoach Road, about 9 miles south of Magnolia. Authorities with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office are investigating the shooting but did not release details immediately, including if there were any injuries.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Rockets fans can watch Saturday night's Game ...

Rockets fans can watch Saturday night's Game 6 at Toyota Center, and the proceeds will benefit the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund.

    Rockets to host Game 6 viewing party benefiting Santa Fe
    The Rockets will have a Game 6 viewing party at Toyota Center on Saturday night with all proceeds from the night going to the Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund. Game 6 of the Western Conference finals between the Rockets and Warriors starts at 8 p.m. Doors at Toyota Center will open at 7 p.m.
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4 hours ago

Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who d...

Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who dreamed of enlisting in the Army and died trying to save his Santa Fe High School classmates from gunfire, was honored as a hero and laid to rest Friday with military honors.

    Santa Fe victim Christian Riley Garcia remembered as hero, 'great kid'
    Christian Riley Garcia, the 15-year-old who dreamed of enlisting in the Army and died trying to save his Santa Fe High School classmates from gunfire, was honored as a hero and laid to rest Friday with military honors. A service that drew hundreds to Crosby Church was filled with nods to Riley's patriotism, love of God and devotion to family.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

No jinxes, please.

No jinxes, please.

    Academy Sports makes plans to open late to sell Houston Rockets Western Conference Finals gear
    No jinxes please.
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5 hours ago

"... When you have children in their natural ...

"... When you have children in their natural environment, it causes you to think about those victims a little more personally...it was shocking."

    Medical Examiner describes horrific aftermath of Santa Fe shooting
    Erin Barnhart, Chief Medical Examiner in Galveston County, has been in her profession for eight years but despite dealing with her fair share car wrecks, drug overdoses, and other tragedies, nothing could prepare her for what she witnessed inside of Santa Fe High School.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

I-10 traffic was backed up a bit, but not for...

I-10 traffic was backed up a bit, but not for the usual reasons ...

    A lost load of butchered pig heads made Houston traffic a little worse this week
    A lost load of butchered pig heads made the usual commute along I-10 extra fun on Thursday afternoon for travelers along the busy stretch of interstate. One Houstonian, Victoria Childs, was able to safely snap a photo of the bloody scene near the Campbell Road exit. It quickly became the talk of Houston Reddit.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

More than 500 high-water rescues were conduct...

More than 500 high-water rescues were conducted.

    Remembering Memorial Day 2015's costly, deadly flooding
    Looking back it was a dress rehearsal of sorts for what would come a few years later.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Check your route if you're heading to the pop...

Check your route if you're heading to the popular lake for Memorial Day.

    Canyon Lake Dam access road closed for public safety reasons
    Updated 11:08 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 The service road across the Canyon Lake Dam, known as the Vereda Real Scenic Walk, is currently closed for public safety reasons, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The road was closed on May 21, and it is unclear when it will reopen.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Video shows Ayesha Curry taking a cigarette f...

Video shows Ayesha Curry taking a cigarette from a Houston Rockets fan and throwing it in his direction last night. Today, she explained what happened, and the fan countered with his version of the story.

    Ayesha Curry elaborates on verbal altercation with Rockets fan after Game 5
    Ayesha Curry, wife of Golden State star Stephen Curry, went on Twitter and elaborated a bit on a verbal altercation involving her and a Rockets fan that was caught on video outside Toyota Center after Game 5 Thursday night. In the 26-second video a Rockets fan tells Ayesha Curry, "Ayesha, we're going to beat y'all at home.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

This is not his first run in with law enforce...

This is not his first run in with law enforcement.

    Conroe Police arrest man after alleged laundromat assault
    The Conroe Police Department arrested a 54-year-old homeless man on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after police say he allegedly threatened a woman with a knife at a laundromat Tuesday. Police arrested Earl Eugene Norton after responded to an assault call at the laundromat located in the 200 block of First St.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A woman who lives near the shooting disputed ...

A woman who lives near the shooting disputed the federal agency's account of the events --- via The New York Times

    Border Patrol Agent Kills Woman Who Crossed Border Illegally in Texas, Authorities Say
    A Border Patrol agent shot and killed a woman who had crossed the border illegally near Laredo, Texas, on Wednesday after the officer came under attack, federal authorities said. The officer was searching for "illegal activity" in a culvert on a residential street in Rio Bravo, a border town about 7 miles south of Laredo, when a group of unauthorized immigrants started to hit him with "blunt objects," U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

This escalated quickly

This escalated quickly

    Why the NRA's spokesperson thinks Houston police are watching her
    National Rifle Association spokesperson Dana Loesch wants to know if Houston's finest are watching her. The absurd notion comes from a lengthy Twitter feud with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo that began earlier this week. Last Friday, the chief made national headlines when he spoke out after the Santa Fe shooting and inadvertently joined the gun reform debate.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Some areas of the Texas coast are experiencin...

Some areas of the Texas coast are experiencing "high" levels of fecal bacteria.

    Some Texas beaches reporting high levels of fecal bacteria ahead of Memorial Day
    Updated 11:47 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 If heading to the beach is in your plans for Memorial Day weekend, you can check to make sure it's not one reporting high levels of fecal bacteria. The Texas General Land Office constantly tests water samples from Texas beaches and updates the results on Texasbeachwatch.com weekly.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on deat...

The 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children.

    Texas man on death row for decapitating 3 kids loses appeal
    HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected an appeal Wednesday from a 37-year-old Rio Grande Valley man on death row for stabbing and beheading his common-law wife's three children 15 years ago.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

BREAKING: Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss ...

BREAKING: Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors.

    Rockets' Chris Paul ruled out for Game 6 against Warriors
    Updated 11:34 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Rockets guard Chris Paul will miss Game 6 of the Western Conference Finals against the Warriors with a strained right hamstring. Guard Eric Gordon, who led the Rockets in scoring twice in the series including Thursday when he scored 24 off the bench, is likely to start.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"I paint... and I write books... which came a...

"I paint... and I write books... which came as a surprise to some people in New York who thought I couldn't read," Bush said during the Houston event.

    President George W. Bush gets candid at Holocaust Museum Houston's record $4.2 million dinner
    There hasn't been this much activity in downtown Houston since Super Bowl LI. Thursday night at the Toyota Center, the Rockets faced off against the Golden State Warriors in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals - even Justin Timberlake, with in-house concerts on Wednesday and Friday - snagged a court-side seat to cheer-on the showdown.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurric...

Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurricane season and summer celebrations. Stay up to date with it all with a subscription to your local news outlet: https://chrn.cl/2knSW0Z

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Summer is upon us. With it comes heat, hurricane season and summer celebrations. Stay up to date with it all with a subscription to your local news outlet: https://chrn.cl/2knSW0Z
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11 hours ago

BREAKING: The vacationing grandparents of a H...

BREAKING: The vacationing grandparents of a Houston boy were convicted Friday of aiding in an international kidnapping in a widely publicized dispute over an 8-year-old boy taken by his mother to Brazil in 2013.

    Jury returns split verdict in international kidnapping case involving Houston boy
    The vacationing grandparents of a Houston boy were convicted Friday of aiding in an international kidnapping in a widely publicized dispute over an 8-year-old boy taken by his mother to Brazil in 2013. The same federal court jury, however, acquitted the couple - Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes - of related conspiracy charges.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corn...

Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner and for many Texans that means escaping to destinations across the border.

    Update: State Department warns of dangerous destinations in Mexico for Memorial Day weekend
    The U.S. Department of State is warning road trippers and jet setters visiting Mexico to exercise increased caution and avoid travel in certain places. All 31 states in Mexico currently have warnings in place, while five states are listed as "Do Not Travel" under the Mexico Travel Advisory.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

About 11 prisoners were on the bus during the...

About 11 prisoners were on the bus during the crash, according to reports.

    Bus carrying inmates involved in crash in downtown Houston
    A police bus carrying inmates was involved in a crash in downtown Houston Friday morning. The accident happened on Polk and Chartres around 3:30 a.m., according to local television reports. Police believe a driver in another car caused the crash after they turned illegally and drove the wrong way, KTRK reported.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize...

Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize your plans for this 3-day weekend, Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU have put together a list of things you could include to honor the brave men and women for their service to our country. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Memorial Day Weekend is here! As you finalize your plans for this 3-day weekend, Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU have put together a list of things you could include to honor the brave...
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12 hours ago

The heat is on.

The heat is on.

    The hallmarks of a brutally hot Texas summer
    that summer temperatures have officially descended on Texas for the next few months we look at some of the hallmarks of the Lone Star State in the hottest months of the year.. [...] that summer temperatures have officially descended on Texas for the next few months we look at some of the hallmarks of the Lone Star State in the hottest months of the year.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

How bad is Chris Paul's injury?

How bad is Chris Paul's injury?

    Rockets' Chris Paul suffers apparent hamstring injury in Game 5
    Updated 8:42 am, Friday, May 25, 2018 Rockets guard Chris Paul suffered an apparent hamstring injury with just under a minute left in the Rockets' 98-94 win over the Warriors on Thursday. "He will be evaluated tomorrow," Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. "We'll be all right."
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer pla...

The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer plans to introduce "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community" workshops in June.

    Sephora hosts free makeup classes for Houston's transgender community
    Sephora will offer free makeup classes for transgender customers, who represent a growth market for retailers seeking to create a more diverse and inclusive brand. The San Francisco-based cosmetic retailer plans to introduce "Bold Beauty for the Transgender Community" workshops in June.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Texas gas station caught in online rage over ...

Texas gas station caught in online rage over American flag

    Texas gas station latest victim of 'shunned serviceman' online rage
    A South Texas gas station became the target of online vitriol known as "shunned servicemen" rage after a man took to Facebook and claimed it wouldn't fly the American flag due to fear of losing "foreigners' business."
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The wrongful death suit accuses the alleged g...

The wrongful death suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms.

    Family of teen killed in Santa Fe shooting seeks $1M in wrongful death suit
    The parents of a student killed last week during the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School are seeking $1 million in a wrongful death suit that accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms. According to the wrongful death suit, Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, the parents of junior Christopher Jake Stone, say that Dimitrios Pagourtzis' parents failed to properly secure their firearms from their son, allowing him unsupervised access.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents...

The suit accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms

    Family of teen killed in Santa Fe shooting seeks $1M in wrongful death suit
    The parents of a student killed last week during the mass shooting at Santa Fe High School are seeking $1 million in a wrongful death suit that accuses the alleged gunman's parents of permitting their son access to their firearms. According to the wrongful death suit, Christopher Stone and Rosie Yanas, the parents of junior Christopher Jake Stone, say that Dimitrios Pagourtzis' parents failed to properly secure their firearms from their son, allowing him unsupervised access.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Have these dog treats? Don’t feed them to you...

Have these dog treats? Don’t feed them to your pets

    Texas-based pet food company recalling dog treats due to potential high hormone levels
    A Texas-based pet food company is recalling treats that could cause weight loss and restlessness if pets consume them. Merrick Pet Care, of Amarillo, is recalling a limited amount of beef dog treats due to the possibly elevated levels of naturally-occurring beef thyroid hormone.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

One widely shared Instagram post said, "My ne...

One widely shared Instagram post said, "My new plan is to kill every American. I'm serious kill me now don't let me do it."

    UH police communication 'key' after flagged social media threat
    Communication within and outside of the University of Houston police department was "key" after multiple students flagged social media posts threatening violence earlier this year, an administrator said Thursday at the system's quarterly board meeting. The comments from Jim McShan, associate vice chancellor, come less than one week after a mass shooting at Santa Fe High School left 10 dead and 13 injured.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Nearly 18 years ago, he and six others pulled...

Nearly 18 years ago, he and six others pulled off the biggest prison break-out in Texas history.

    Convicted killer from infamous "Texas 7" prison escape gets execution date
    On December 13, 2000, seven desperate inmates pulled off the biggest prison break-out in Texas history. They busted into the prison armory, stole weapons and stormed out of the Connally Unit in a prison truck. After orchestrating two robberies in Houston, they headed up to the Dallas area.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The 26-year-old is charged with having an imp...

The 26-year-old is charged with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old male student

    Texas City teacher's aide accused of improper relationship with student
    A Texas City teacher's aide who allegedly had an intimate relationship with a student has been arrested, according to the Texas City Police Department report Crystal Nicole Alaniz, 26, of Texas City, is charged with having an improper relationship with an 18-year-old male student while she was working at the Woodrow Wilson Alternative Learning School.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

THIS is the most ambitious crossover event in...

THIS is the most ambitious crossover event in history

    Alejandro Fernandez and Los Tigres del Norte announce Houston date
    The Latin icons are teaming up for a night of anthems.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The volcano has been erupting since early May...

The volcano has been erupting since early May

    The 20 most stunning photos of lava flow from Kilauea in Hawaii
    As the Kilauea volcano continues to erupt on Hawaii's Big Island, photographer's are capturing Mother Nature's artistry in the lava that's flowing through forests, bubbling up from cracks in the Earth, spewing from steaming vents and pouring into the ocean.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Believe it or not, he still got the shot.

Believe it or not, he still got the shot.

    NASA photographer's camera melts after rocket launch, but he still got amazing pics
    Veteran NASA photographer Bill Ingalls' camera was torched Tuesday at the launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California-but he still got an awesome photo. Ingalls, who has been shooting launches since 1989, shared on Facebook that a small brushfire triggered by the launch melted the camera set up on a stand to chronicle the event.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the stre...

A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the streets of southeast Houston left one person dead and another injured.

    1 dead, 1 injured in related shootings in southeast Houston
    A roaming minutes-long gun battle in the streets of southeast Houston left one person dead and another injured Thursday night. Around 7:20 p.m., several people started exchanging gunfire in the 5100 block of Northridge Drive. One person was struck and hospitalized, said Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

And gun-control advocates call the strategy a...

And gun-control advocates call the strategy a smoke screen

    After mass shootings, NRA pins blame on familiar list
    In the aftermath of recent school shootings, a familiar pattern has played out in the debate over guns. Gun-control advocates push for tougher laws, including universal background checks to prohibiting the sale and possession of AR-style long guns.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Authorities also seized $6,102 cash and seven...

Authorities also seized $6,102 cash and seventeen counterfeit 100-dollar bills.

    Drugs, real and fake cash seized in Fort Bend County raid
    Authorities seized drugs, more than $6,000 in cash and counterfeit bills during an early morning raid on a home in Weston Lakes, the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office said. Two suspects, Alec McCann, 23 and Kiera Harrison, 22, face multiple charges after they were arrested on May 22 at about 6:15 a.m.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Yea, you read that right. DEFENSE, was key in...

Yea, you read that right. DEFENSE, was key in Thursday's victory.

    Chris Paul, defense carry Rockets over Warriors, to 3-2 series lead
    Chris Paul shimmied in Stephen Curry's face and danced in James Harden's while the Toyota Center crowd sang to Kiss. But he was not celebrating as much as feeling the possibilities that made his legs bounce and the crowd roar.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

J.J. Watt and a denim-clad fan (okay, it's Ju...

J.J. Watt and a denim-clad fan (okay, it's Justin Timberlake) were courtside for Rockets-Warriors Game 5.

    Justin Timberlake, J.J. Watt among celebrities at Rockets game
    With Justin Timberlake in town for a pair of concerts, courtside seats at Toyota Center had a little exta star power Thursday night. And, of course, it helped that he was sitting with Houston's sports power couple: J.J. Watt and Kealia Ohai.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

The Rockets lead the series 3-2 after Chris P...

The Rockets lead the series 3-2 after Chris Paul shimmied all over Golden State.

    Memes rejoice as Rockets win a wild Game 5
    Updated 11:20 pm, Thursday, May 24, 2018 As your read this, the Houston Rockets are one win away from the NBA Finals. Just sit with that for a moment. Chris Paul might have made some kind of deal with a dark spirit that allowed him to show up Steph Curry and lead the Rockets to a 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

This offer lasts until July 4.

This offer lasts until July 4.

    SeaWorld offering free admission to U.S. veterans and their families throughout the summer
    Published 11:08 am, Thursday, May 24, 2018 Starting today and running through July 4, SeaWorld San Antonio is offering free admission for U.S. veterans, retirees and their families. The offer includes other SeaWorld parks across the country and properties like Busch Gardens locations in Tampa Bay and Williamsburg. Each U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Better watch what you say around Alexa.

Better watch what you say around Alexa.

    An Amazon Echo recorded a family's conversation, then sent it to a random person in their contacts, report says
    A family in Portland, Oregon, received a nightmarish phone call two weeks ago. "Unplug your Alexa devices right now," a voice on the other line said. "You're being hacked." Apparently, one of Amazon.com's Alexa-powered Echo devices in their house had silently sent recordings to the caller without the family's permission, according to KIRO 7, a news station covering Seattle and western Washington state that first reported the story.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Houston police arrested a man who led officer...

Houston police arrested a man who led officers on a chase through northwest Houston and rammed into a police car. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2sbFjp3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston police arrested a man who led officers on a chase through northwest Houston and rammed into a police car. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2sbFjp3
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23 hours ago

Well it's about time.

Well it's about time.

    The Astrodome's long-awaited historical marker will be unveiled next week
    A big addition is coming to the Astrodome complex next week.
    https://www.chron.com

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