1 hour 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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1 hour 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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1 hour 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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2 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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2 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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2 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.
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3 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.
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3 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.
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4 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.
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4 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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4 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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4 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

5 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.
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5 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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5 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.
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5 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.


6 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.
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6 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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6 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.
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6 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.
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7 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.
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7 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.
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7 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.
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8 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.
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8 hours ago

Get a unique perspective of the challenges on...

Get a unique perspective of the challenges on the border.

    Photos show intense border patrol work in Texas
    Intense photos taken from high up above the Rio Grande River give a unique look into the work by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents.
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8 hours ago

"I don't understand why I could still go in a...

"I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war."

    Florida shooting survivor implores Trump to pass stricter gun laws: 'Let's never let this happen again. Please. Please.'
    Screenshot/MSNBC Parkland high school student Sam Zeif, who survived last week's mass shooting, delivered an impassioned plea for stricter gun control during a White House listening session on Wednesday. "I don't understand why I could still go in a store and buy a weapon of war," he said.
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9 hours ago

How do you feel about our teachers packing he...

How do you feel about our teachers packing heat around our kids?

    Trump equivocates on arming teachers - Ted Cruz does not
    WASHINGTON - Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz seconded President Donald Trump's suggestion Thursday that schools would be safer if at least some teachers were armed. "It makes perfect sense that if teachers want to exercise their right to keep and bear arms, that it will only make schools safer," Cruz told a friendly audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the National Harbor in suburban Maryland.
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9 hours ago

University of Texas at Austin police recovere...

University of Texas at Austin police recovered two abandoned guns in two days this week from women's bathrooms.

    Students for Concealed Carry: Guns left in UT-Austin bathrooms 'anomaly'
    Students for Concealed Carry urged license-to-carry holders to "be mindful" of their firearms' location and condition at all times after University of Texas at Austin police recovered two abandoned guns in two days this week from women's bathrooms. "This type of incident most commonly occurs when a license holder is new to concealed carry or frequently changes his or her manner of carry in order to accommodate different styles of clothing," Quinn Cox, Southwest Regional Director of the group, said in a statement early Thursday.
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10 hours ago

Is 12 too young for a felony charge?

Is 12 too young for a felony charge?

    Girl, 12, charged with felony over social media threat
    A preteen in Iowa is facing a felony charge for allegedly threatening to shoot up a middle school Thursday. Police in Council Bluffs, Iowa - which is just across the Mississippi River from Omaha, Nebraska - said a female student, 12, was charged with Class D felony threat of terrorism, which carries a possible one-year sentence upon conviction.
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11 hours ago

Lol.

Lol.

    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.
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11 hours ago

Yikes.

Yikes.

    German figure skater slammed for performing to 'Schindler's List' score
    German figure skater Nicole Schott came under fire Thursday night after using the score to "Schindler's List" for her free skate performance. A number of Twitter users blasted Schott for being insensitive with her music choice. "NO ONE SHOULD BE SKATING TO SCHINDLER'S LIST!!!!!!!" USA Today Sports columnist Nancy Armour tweeted.
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12 hours ago

Would you eat this?

Would you eat this?

    Olive Garden's newest menu item, the Meatball Pizza Bowl, is startling
    Published 1:59 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Olive Garden's newest menu addition might be aiming to be the Turducken of Italian food. The exceptionally dense Meatball Pizza Bowl, as it's accurately called, is filled with mozzarella cheese and topped with tomato sauce and meat.
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12 hours ago

Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-playing "Americ...

Grace VanderWaal, the ukulele-playing "America's Got Talent" winner, opens the show.

    Imagine Dragons is bringing the thunder, again, to the Houston area
    The band's Evolve Tour was here in November and is coming back again.
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13 hours ago

😱

😱

    Gucci models walk the runway - with replica severed heads of themselves
    A short list of things typically seen at Milan Fashion Week: celebrities, glamorous outfits and impeccably coifed models. So the replica severed heads were a surprise. During Gucci's unveiling of its fall and winter collection on Wednesday, at least two models - one male, one female - walked the runway carrying eerily realistic replicas of their own heads.
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13 hours ago

🙄

🙄

    Millennials think adulting is hard, so they tweet about it.
    Some hope that adults would just start adulting silently. Updated 8:39 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Millennials made adulting a thing, but does anyone care? For the last few years, Millennials have had a bad rap for doing things that amuse only millennials... like tweeting about vapid accomplishments and then hashtagging it with the word, adulting.
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14 hours ago

Come and drink it.

Come and drink it.

    Lone Star Beer is honoring Texas history with millions of 'Come and Take It' cans
    One of Texas' favorite beer brands is honoring Texas history this season with unique packaging on cans and cases of beer. Lone Star has released special "Come and Take It" Independence Day cans in all Texas markets ahead of Texas Independence Day on March 2.
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14 hours ago

Some shows are still at risk of cancellation ...

Some shows are still at risk of cancellation however

    NBC renews two popular shows
    NBC renews "Superstore" and "America's Got Talent ."
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15 hours ago

A judge in Mexico ruled that this week's arre...

A judge in Mexico ruled that this week's arrest of an alleged top drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal.

    Mexico judge rules arrest of alleged cartel boss was illegal
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A judge in Mexico ruled Wednesday that this week's arrest of an alleged top drug cartel boss in a city bordering Texas was illegal. The Federal Judiciary Council said in a statement that prosecutors had sought to have the Feb.
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15 hours ago

Houstonians, take note. This is what they're ...

Houstonians, take note. This is what they're wearing at other rodeos this year.

    Top fashion trends at the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo
    Nothing says rodeo like cowboy hats, Wranglers and Ropers, but locals have taken western wear to the next level for the 2018 San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.
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16 hours ago

A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged t...

A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged this morning in what appears to be an attempted smash and grab, Houston police said. http://bit.ly/2EJkK8s

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged this morning in what appears to be an attempted smash and grab, Houston police said. http://bit.ly/2EJkK8s
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16 hours ago

These photos show the wealthy city in an enti...

These photos show the wealthy city in an entirely new way.

    Incredible drone photos of Dubai show the city from a new perspective
    Since humans aren't able to fly without help, drone photography gives us the opportunity to see the world through a bird's-eye point of view. Photographer and drone pilot Bachir Elie Moukarzel captures incredible drone photos from that bird's-eye view, but hovers straight above landmarks throughout the city of Dubai to capture the extreme details of the wealthy city's details with his Phantom 4 Pro drone.
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17 hours ago

Officials are asking for help identifying the...

Officials are asking for help identifying the young teen.

    Texas police search for information on notorious serial killer's mystery victim
    Published 12:47 pm, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Notorious Texas serial killer, Henry Lee Lucas, confessed to killing up to 3,000 people but was only convicted of 11 homicides. Among the 11 convicted deaths was that of an unidentified girl between the ages of 13 - 17, allegedly from Durham, North Carolina.
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17 hours ago

Few things are better than these.

Few things are better than these.

    20 Things people from Texas love to love
    Updated 3:46 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 It's no surprise that Texans love their state. And as everyone knows, there's a whole lot to love about The Lone Star State. With the start of rodeo season and warmer weather, there are plenty of things for natives to appreciate.
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17 hours ago

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said the...

Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision of clemency. Here, the family is reacting. (Video by Keri Blakinger/ Houston Chronicle) Read more: http://bit.ly/2GCANp6

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thomas Whitaker's family had already said their goodbyes and prayed as the time of his execution neared. Then, minutes before it was time for him to die, Governor Greg Abbott announced his decision...
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18 hours ago

Some of these are actually surprising.

Some of these are actually surprising.

    Celebrity couples that got married in secret
    Updated 10:01 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 Many celebrities try to keep their personal lives private, but some go the extra mile when it comes to protecting their special days. After Amy Schumer's surprise wedding shocked the internet, other celebrities who tied the knot in private began to rise to the surface.
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18 hours ago

If you are looking for a place to two step, l...

If you are looking for a place to two step, look no further than these classic Texas bars.

    The most iconic Texas bars you need to visit
    If you are looking for a place to bend your elbow this evening, look no further than these classic Texas bars. Bars like Gruene Hall in Gruene and Austin's Texas Chili Parlor embody the saloon and dance hall motifs. Click through the gallery above to find some under-the-radar, small-town watering holes mixed in with citified, ever-popular, ever-crowded hot spots.
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18 hours ago

Some cars depreciate in value faster than oth...

Some cars depreciate in value faster than others.

    The 9 cars you shouldn't buy used, and 8 cars you should absolutely buy used
    The conventional wisdom for car buyers is to skip the dealership's new vehicles and instead opt for lightly used models. That way you avoid the painful depreciation hit (11 percent of the car's price on average) that kicks in the minute you drive your shiny new wheels off the lot.
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19 hours ago

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it ha...

And at $179,500 it’s a lot of money, so it had better be good.

    The $175,000 Mercedes S63 AMG Convertible Is Cushy But Cutthroat
    (Bloomberg) -- The 2018 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG Cabriolet is the fastest, plushest yachtlike four-seater drop-top you can get for the money. And at $179,500 it's a lot of money, so it had better be good.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a...

The posh chain makes its Houston debut with a diverse menu. Check out the dishes:

    Fig & Olive menu romances France, Spain, Italy
    The view will be Galleria traffic not the glam beaches of the Cote d'Azur, but that doesn't lessen the excitement (too much) for the arrival of Fig & Olive. The New York-based restaurant with branches in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington, D.C., is set to open March 2018 in the former Saks Fifth Avenue space at the Galleria.
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