55 min ago

Four-year-old Penny Boyle has never been to a...

Four-year-old Penny Boyle has never been to an Astros game, but she already knows more about the team than most kids AND she's eventually going to marry Astros pitcher Lance McCullers. http://bit.ly/2BMfceD

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Four-year-old Penny Boyle has never been to an Astros game, but she already knows more about the team than most kids AND she's eventually going to marry Astros pitcher Lance McCullers....
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1 hour ago

The unique dessert trend has finally landed i...

The unique dessert trend has finally landed in Houston.

    This raindrop cake is baffling Houstonians
    Bellaire cafe makes Instagram-worthy desserts Updated 10:36 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 At first glance, the rain drop cake is absolutely mesmerizing. It's squishy, supple, and you just want to poke it with your spoon. The consistency is far from a traditional cake, but more of a firm gelatin sitting on your plate.
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1 hour ago

Houston's El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe was br...

Houston's El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe was broken into early Wednesday morning, resulting in roughly $250 being stolen and multiple cats getting set free. One of the cats, Wink, is still missing. http://bit.ly/2CgQAf5 Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization - Houston

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston's El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe was broken into early Wednesday morning, resulting in roughly $250 being stolen and multiple cats getting set free. One of the cats, Wink, is still missing....
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1 hour ago

The shooting happened on the same day as the ...

The shooting happened on the same day as the Parkland school shooting that left 17 people dead.

    Texas police shoot man who disarmed possible church shooter
    Police in Amarillo shot an innocent man who helped foil a possible church shooting. The shooting happened shortly after 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Faith City Mission, a faith-based outreach organization. Police said Joshua Len Jones, 35, of Amarillo, barged into a church building at Faith City Mission, pulled out a gun and was holding about 100 congregants and church staff hostage.
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2 hours ago

Some car brands have lost customer loyalty ov...

Some car brands have lost customer loyalty over the years.

    Cars owners love and don't love, according to Consumer Reports
    Published 3:15 pm, Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Buying a car is a huge decision and commitment, so making an informed choice on what you want to drive for the next several years is highly important. Once they find a make the like, people usually stick to it.
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2 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Houston employees' personal information compromised during car burglary
    City of Houston employees' healthcare and Social Security data might have been compromised by a run-of-the-mill car burglary earlier this month, the city announced Friday. A laptop computer was stolen from a human resource employee's personal vehicle on Feb. 2, the city said.
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2 hours ago

You guys did a great job with all your differ...

You guys did a great job with all your different looks!

    Houstonians show off their best Go Texan Day outfits
    Updated 5:17 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 People across the Bayou City put their best Western foot forward in celebration of Go Texan Day 2018. In the spirit of tradition, the Friday before the first day of RodeoHouston is dedicated to showing off your Texan side and boy did Houston deliver.
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2 hours ago

It was the perfect way to mark the start of r...

It was the perfect way to mark the start of rodeo season.

    Splendora second-grader is mane event at Piney Wood's Go Texan Day
    Most students at Piney Woods Elementary School in Splendora arrived Friday morning by bus or automobile, but for second-grader Jadyn Thibodeaux, a different kind of horse-power helped her get to school. Sitting atop her quarter-horse Rusty and accompanied by her mother, April Butler, the 7-year-old was decked out in red, white and blue as she made the three-mile trek from Splendora Junior High to the Piney Woods Elementary campus.
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2 hours ago

Check the list before you go out to eat tonig...

Check the list before you go out to eat tonight.

    Pink and tan accumulations found in Schlotzsky's Deli ice machine
    See which restaurants made this week's (Feb. 15- Feb. 22) list of Houston restaurants with health code violations.
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3 hours ago

Congrats to chef Alex and The Original Ninfa'...

Congrats to chef Alex and The Original Ninfa's on Navigation!

    Ninfa's on Navigation's Alex Padilla wins national chef competition on 'The Chew'
    Alex Padilla, executive chef of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, won the final round of a national cooking competition on "The Chew." In the first round of "The Best Chef on the Block" contest, Padilla faced chefs Marcel Cotit of Los Angeles and Young Cho of Seattle and rose victorious after cooking his Fajita Burger made with outside skirt steak, grilled onions, poblano peppers, avocado, chipotle mayo and Oaxaca cheese.
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3 hours ago

Scammers are posing as employees via phone ca...

Scammers are posing as employees via phone call, text, email and even door-to-door.

    CenterPoint Energy warns customers about potential utility scams
    Published 2:38 pm, Friday, February 23, 2018 CenterPoint Energy customers are being warned to watch out for potential utility scams after people around the country have been targeted. The Houston-based company released a statement Friday warning customers to be extra vigilant for people posing as employees and using various tactics to make people believe they are behind on their bills.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

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Do you believe teachers should be armed with guns?

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4 hours ago

Horse riders pulling along wagons made their ...

Horse riders pulling along wagons made their way down different trails Friday to signify Go Texan Day, the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.http://bit.ly/2HFVgKY (Brett Coomer)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Horse riders pulling along wagons made their way down different trails Friday to signify Go Texan Day, the start of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.http://bit.ly/2HFVgKY (Brett Coomer)
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4 hours ago

Watch the video little Penny Boyle made showi...

Watch the video little Penny Boyle made showing off her knowledge of all things Houston Astros.

    Adorable little girl wants Astros birthday party and to marry Lance McCullers
    Four-year-old Penny Valigura has big future plans with the Astros. First, she's going to have an Astros-themed birthday party in June. Then, she's eventually going to marry Astros pitcher Lance McCullers. (No one tell her that McCullers and his wife Kara have been married since 2015.)
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Details are still coming in.

Details are still coming in.

    Harris County deputy injured in crash, is 'alert'
    A Harris County Sheriff's Office deputy was injured in a single-vehicle crash Friday morning. The deputy was near the intersection of Tidwell Road and East Beltway 8 around 7:30 a.m. when the crash occurred. He was taken to Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital in Humble and was "alert" during the ambulance ride, according to HCSO spokesperson Tibben Lewis.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle updated ...

Gregory-Lincoln Education Center students watch as the Texas Independence Trail Ride Association riders cross to Allen Parkway using Taft Street to greet the students on their way to Memorial Park, Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in Houston. (Photo: Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle ) MORE ABOUT THE TRAIL RIDERS: http://bit.ly/2HFVgKY


5 hours ago

The video images were "delayed 20 minutes and...

The video images were "delayed 20 minutes and nobody told us that."

    Video delays misled cops at Stoneman Douglas shooting
    Published 5:31 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Nearly a half-hour after Nikolas Cruz dropped his rifle and fled Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, police thought they were seeing him live on security cameras, still in the building. They were actually seeing images tape-delayed.
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5 hours ago

The White House is on lockdown after a passen...

The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier.

    White House locked down after vehicle strikes barrier
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is on lockdown after a passenger vehicle struck a security barrier. The U.S. Secret Service tweets that the vehicle "did not breach the security barrier of the White House complex." No shots were fired during the incident, the Secret Service says.
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5 hours ago

Scary! The snakes are nearly completely camou...

Scary! The snakes are nearly completely camouflaged among the foliage. Can you spot it?

    Parks department posts photo of rattlesnake den in Central Texas
    Updated 11:08 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 A photographer with a keen eye spotted a rattlesnake den in Lockhart State Park earlier this month. But when looking at the photo, you might not notice the slithering reptiles - they are nearly completely camouflaged among the foliage.
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5 hours ago

How well do you know your area?

How well do you know your area?

    Quiz: Can you recognize your Houston-area town from above?
    Flying into Houston, how long does it take to figure out what part of town you are looking at? Would you recognize your own city if you flew over it? Maybe this quiz can tell you the answer.
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5 hours ago

How well do you know your neighborhood?

How well do you know your neighborhood?

    Quiz: Can you recognize your Houston-area town from above?
    Flying into Houston, how long does it take to figure out what part of town you are looking at? Would you recognize your own city if you flew over it? Maybe this quiz can tell you the answer.
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6 hours ago

Rex the 2-year-old German shepherd is being c...

Rex the 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a “hero dog” for taking at least three gunshots while protecting his teenage owner from burglars. He is in stable condition at our BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Renton. In the intensive care unit, Rex is receiving pain medication, antibiotics, wound care and round-the-clock monitoring.

    Hero dog takes bullet for teenager in Des Moines home invasion
    SEATTLE, Wash. - When burglars violently broke into a Des Moines home mid-afternoon on Wednesday, a teenager hid in a closet and held on to his dog. But Rex - a 2-year-old German shepherd - ran downstairs to protect the 16-year-old. The dog confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody.
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6 hours ago

It's officially the start of the RODEOHOUSTON...

It's officially the start of the RODEOHOUSTON season. Where did you see the trail riders today? MORE ABOUT THE TRAIL RIDERS: http://bit.ly/2HFVgKY


6 hours ago

He was sentenced to 45 years in prison for i...

He was sentenced to 45 years in prison for images he created of himself molesting a 4-year-old child.

    Ex-day care worker gets 45 years for producing child porn
    A former day care worker in San Antonio was sentenced Thursday to 45 years in prison for images he created of himself molesting a 4-year-old child. Nicholas Andreas Gonzales Malven, 31, pleaded guilty last June to two counts of producing child pornography, which stemmed from the images he created while working at La Petite Academy day care on Spring Time Drive.
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7 hours ago

How many of you have tried this?

How many of you have tried this?

    Is putting peanuts in Coke really a 'Southern tradition?'
    Updated 9:02 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 Is putting peanuts in Coke really a "Southern tradition?" The short answer is, yes. Among the many traditions known to Southerners, putting the salty snack in the soda is actually among the more common traditions like comfort food and sweet tea.
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7 hours ago

Today is Go Texan Day! We bet you have your c...

Today is Go Texan Day! We bet you have your cowboy hat on but do you know why you're wearing it? Greenwood King Properties kicks up their boots and takes a look back at all things Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo throughout the years with #ForgottenDayHOU (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Today is Go Texan Day! We bet you have your cowboy hat on but do you know why you're wearing it? Greenwood King Properties kicks up their boots and takes a look back at all things Houston Livestock...
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7 hours ago

We can only hope this is a glimpse into JJ an...

We can only hope this is a glimpse into JJ and Kealia's future. 😍

    JJ Watt shares photo from brother Derek's wedding on Instagram
    Published 9:20 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 Congratulations are in order for one JJ Watt's younger brothers. Derek Watt - a fullback for the Los Angeles Chargers - tied the knot over the weekend, and JJ shared a photo of the stunning bride and groom on his Instagram. OMG YES: J.J.
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8 hours ago

They're splitting from Quanell X amid controv...

They're splitting from Quanell X amid controversial allegations.

    People's New Black Panther Party disassociates with Houston activist Quanell X
    The People's New Black Panther Party in Houston is splitting from local community activist Quanell X amid ongoing allegations that he has not delivered services to families he was paid to represent. Standing in the drizzling rain Thursday, three members of The People's New Black Panther Party said they are helping individuals recover money from Quanell and want to disassociate him from their organization.
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8 hours ago

Weekend plans made. 🍴

Weekend plans made. 🍴

    Hot new Houston bars and restaurants to check out now
    A slate of new restaurants recently cropped up in Houston, just in time for patio weather. Which bodes well for new Midtown bar and restaurant Holman Draft Hall, 820 Holman. Opened by the Kirby Group, which owns Wooster's Garden and Heights Bier Garten, this debut comes with an expansive, stylish covered patio ideal for people watching.
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8 hours ago

She was found dead in her apartment.

She was found dead in her apartment.

    Houston man charged with September murder of his girlfriend
    A 46-year-old Houston man has been charged with murder after he allegedly shot and killed a woman in September. John Castillo was arrested and charged with murder Thursday in the death of Lynda Polomo, 54, on Sept. 17, according to court records. The shooting occurred at 8217 Fulton St.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The local cafe, which also serves as a cat ad...

The local cafe, which also serves as a cat adoption agency, was broken into yesterday. The owners are still searching for Wink, a 9-year-old cat that was set free among several others.

    Houston's El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe burglarized, cat lost, $250 stolen
    Houston's El Gato Coffeehouse Cat Cafe was broken into early Wednesday morning, resulting in roughly $250 being stolen and multiple cats getting set free. Of the six cats living there and set free by the burglar around 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, one named Wink, 9, is still missing.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The men who made threats against the rapper, ...

The men who made threats against the rapper, who was previously convicted of a child sex crime, have been detained by police.

    Men tied to threats against Brooklyn-based rapper detained at San Antonio airport
    Three men were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with threats to impose "penitentiary rules" on Brooklyn-based rapper 6ix9ine if he performed at an area nightclub. San Antonio International Airport spokesman Rich Stinson confirmed that a group of men were taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Willie, before he got fun and weird.

Willie, before he got fun and weird.

    Hear Willie Nelson read the stirring William Travis letter written at The Alamo in 1836
    Prepare to hear two major Texas icons speak from across a century of history. This week marks 182 years since William B. Travis, lieutenant colonel of the Texas Army, wrote his famous letter to the citizens of Texas from inside the walls of the Alamo as it was under siege by the Mexican army commanded by Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

We don't want to jinx it but... the Rockets a...

We don't want to jinx it but... the Rockets are on a winning streak #RunAsOne. Take a look back at their longest winning streak in franchise history in this week's episode of #ForgottenDayHOU. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    We don't want to jinx it but... the Rockets are on a winning streak #RunAsOne. Take a look back at their longest winning streak in franchise history in this week's episode of #ForgottenDayHOU....
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10 hours ago

BREAKING: The child was removed from campus a...

BREAKING: The child was removed from campus and taken into custody.

    Alief elementary student accused of bringing loaded gun to school
    An Alief elementary student was accused of bringing a loaded gun to school Thursday, according to local television reports. The child, a student at Collins Elementary School in Alief Independent School District, was removed from campus and taken into custody, KHOU reported.
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10 hours ago

The energy engineering, technology and constr...

The energy engineering, technology and construction company, which focuses more on the offshore sector, has now eliminated almost 7,000 jobs in the past year.

    TechnipFMC cuts more than 3,000 jobs
    Updated 9:59 am, Friday, February 23, 2018 TechnipFMC cut more than 3,000 jobs worldwide in recent months as the company continues to adjust to a weaker offshore energy environment and the year-old merger a year ago of Paris-based Technip with Houston's FMC Technologies, company officials said.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Cruz also compared Democrats to Lisa Simpson,...

Cruz also compared Democrats to Lisa Simpson, which liberals took as a huge compliment.

    Ted Cruz Clowned for Saying Pop Culture's Biggest Idiot, Homer Simpson, Is a Republican
    On Thursday, Republican senator Ted Cruz tried to insult his political opponents by comparing them to Lisa Simpson, and Republicans to Homer Simpson. But the dis fell flat when his targets agreed with him completely.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

GO TEXAN: Today's the Friday just before the ...

GO TEXAN: Today's the Friday just before the rodeo's official downtown kickoff parade!

    40 photos that will fill you with Texas pride on Go Texan Day
    Go Texan Day is as good a day as any to celebrate the state that has given the world Willie Nelson, silicone breast implants, Dr Pepper, and Whataburger. You're welcome, world.
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11 hours ago

METRO is offering free rides to Houston area ...

METRO is offering free rides to Houston area polling locations. Ride FREE to cast your vote!


11 hours ago

The school's president says a school shooting...

The school's president says a school shooting didn't directly prompt the plan.

    North Texas school is getting a police station because 'horrific things can happen anywhere'
    A North Texas public charter school is getting a police substation on campus, not because of any specific school shooting incident, but because "horrific things can happen anywhere." The school board of Westlake Academy worked with the city council of Keller, which is north of Fort Worth, to get the plan for a Keller Police substation on the school's campus, according to CBS DFW.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We wa...

Share your Go Texan day photos with us! We want to feature y'all in a roundup of how Houston looked while donning their Lone-Star pride apparel. Send your images to photos@chron.com or message them to us here on Facebook.


12 hours ago

Another major retailer with Houston stores is...

Another major retailer with Houston stores is in trouble:

    Toys R Us is reportedly closing another 200 stores and laying off more workers
    AP Toys R Us is reportedly planning to close another 200 stores, as well as lay off a "significant portion" of corporate workers. The toy retailer already announced plans to close roughly 182 stores across the US. Toys R Us filed for bankruptcy in September, after struggling to compete with budget retailers like Walmart and e-commerce giants like Amazon.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

“Again, please be assured that we take any an...

“Again, please be assured that we take any and all threats very seriously, and even those remarks made as a ‘joke’ will be investigated and prosecuted accordingly."

    Police investigating rumors of shooting threat at La Porte High School
    La Porte Independent School District is investigating a social media rumor regarding threats of a shooting at the high school Friday. The district has no indication that the threats are credible, but additional police officers and administrators will be at La Porte High School today, the district said in a statement.
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12 hours ago

Check out the story to see if your model is a...

Check out the story to see if your model is affected.

    Instant Pot warns customers of overheated, melting pots
    Instant Pot is asking customers to check their unit's serial numbers after a certain product started to melt due to overheating. The product in question is the company's popular Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker. Customers are able to check if their unit is compromised by looking at the batch code, found on the underside of the product.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Oh-oh. Have you and your friends checked your...

Oh-oh. Have you and your friends checked your Instant Pots?

    Instant Pot warns customers of overheated, melting pots
    Instant Pot is asking customers to check their unit's serial numbers after a certain product started to melt due to overheating. The product in question is the company's popular Gem 65 8-in-1 Multicooker. Customers are able to check if their unit is compromised by looking at the batch code, found on the underside of the product.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The armed, on-duty school officer who never w...

The armed, on-duty school officer who never went inside to confront the gunman has resigned. "I am devastated. Sick to my stomach. He never went in."

    'Heartbreaking,' 'infuriating': Military veterans weigh in on the deputy who resigned over his actions in the Parkland school shooting
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images An internal review by a local sheriff's office indicated that Scot Peterson, the resource officer on duty during the Parkland shooting, failed to confront the gunman. Peterson is believed to have remained outside of the building while the shooting unfolded on Frbruary 14. Some people have criticized Peterson's conduct.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The armed, on-duty sheriff who failed to conf...

The armed, on-duty sheriff who failed to confront the gunman has resigned. "I am devastated. Sick to my stomach. He never went in."

    'Heartbreaking,' 'infuriating': Military veterans weigh in on the deputy who resigned over his actions in the Parkland school shooting
    Joe Raedle/Getty Images An internal review by a local sheriff's office indicated that Scot Peterson, the resource officer on duty during the Parkland shooting, failed to confront the gunman. Peterson is believed to have remained outside of the building while the shooting unfolded on Frbruary 14. Some people have criticized Peterson's conduct.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

After he murdered his mother and brother for ...

After he murdered his mother and brother for a $1 million inheritance, his father still fought to save Bart from execution. Gov. Abbott granted clemency just minutes before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m.

    Gov. Greg Abbott commutes death sentence minutes before Bart Whitaker's scheduled execution
    In an unexpected last-minute decision, Gov. Greg Abbott granted clemency to the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday, just minutes before he was to be strapped into the gurney in Huntsville. Thomas "Bart" Whitaker was sent to death row for targeting his own family in a 2003 murder-for-hire plot aimed at landing a hefty $1 million inheritance.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Subpar test scores or GPAs don't mean average...

Subpar test scores or GPAs don't mean average students can't get into elite universities.

    Texas universities named among the top A-plus schools for B students
    Published 4:50 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Finding a good college can be tough, especially for good students who don't have stellar test scores or GPAs. When it comes to top-tier schools, it seems like all hope is lost for students who weren't in the top percentile of their high school class, showed subpar Sat or ACT scores, or had average GPAs.
    https://www.chron.com

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