9 min ago

Dominique Sachse and several other Houston so...

Dominique Sachse and several other Houston socialites dressed to impress for the black and white Ballet Ball downtown:

    Houston Ballet's "Swan Lake" Ball dances into a record-breaking $1.4 million gala
    Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake," the story of a Russian princess turned into a swan under an evil sorcerer's curse, left plenty of room for artistic interpretation; endings have ranged from catastrophic to romantic. On Saturday, Ballet Ball nailed both.
    https://www.chron.com

29 min ago

Some passengers locked themselves inside thei...

Some passengers locked themselves inside their cabins, others were kicked off the ship and security guards were brawling with vacationers:

    A Carnival cruise in the South Pacific descended into a violent mess
    A Carnival cruise devolved into near-anarchy during its 10 days in the South Pacific, with some passengers locking themselves inside their cabins, others kicked off the ship and security guards brawling with vacationers in a bare-knuckles melee. Carnival said it would investigate what happened after a video surfaced, showing the guards punching, kicking and threatening passengers during the worst of the fighting Friday.
    https://www.chron.com

59 min ago

Forget tiny homes, this is the new trend in T...

Forget tiny homes, this is the new trend in Texas housing:

    SE Texas gets trendy with room to spare
    Brian Curtis, who calls himself a "Git-Er-Done-Ologist," built his Silsbee "barndominium" in March 2011. The massive red structure includes a 4,000-square foot workshop and a 2,400-square foot living area. Curtis, a self-employed welder, goes to work every day without ever leaving his unusual home.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Police chased the suspect but could not keep ...

Police chased the suspect but could not keep up with his 130 mph speeds.

    Tow truck driver helps deputies catch Beltway 8 racer
    An alert tow truck driver helped deputies nab a racing driver early Sunday morning, authorities said. Deputies were patrolling Beltway 8 near Clay Road around 2:30 a.m. when they spotted a driver racing in the southbound main lanes, according to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

"There were immediate red flags: There was no...

"There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class..."

    'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking
    Updated 6:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Put Houston in your rearview mirror, if only ...

Put Houston in your rearview mirror, if only for a few hours.

    100 things to do within 100 miles of Houston
    When money and time are in short supply, nothing is more pleasing than a day trip. Short and often sweet, day trips provide a change in scenery, a family outing without distractions, the opportunity to share a childhood memory with a new spouse or the chance to rekindle a romance.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Drillers could find 20 billion barrels of oil...

Drillers could find 20 billion barrels of oil, undiscovered, but technically recoverable, buried beneath the Wolfcamp shale, a formation in the Midland section of prolific Permian Basin.

    See how West Texas oil business hub Midland has changed through the years
    One of the biggest success stories of the oil boom in the 20 th century is Midland, the modest town that turned into a veritable oasis of wealth in the middle of West Texas. Midland, which earned its moniker for being the midway railway point between Fort Worth and El Paso, was founded in 1881 when cattle shipping was the biggest business in town.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Are you an artist? Do you love Houston? Use y...

Are you an artist? Do you love Houston? Use your skills to show off your pride and your work could be featured on a billboard in the Houston area.

    Calling all Houston artists: Celebrate your city and have your work featured on a billboard
    The project aims to fill unrented billboards with art that celebrates Houston.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

"We tried getting the two for one special at ...

"We tried getting the two for one special at Black Panther. The manager was not having it."

    Watch: Two kids try to sneak into 'Black Panther' as one really tall man
    "We tried getting the two for one special at Black Panther. The manager was not having it."
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

After Parkland, a teacher wonders what our el...

After Parkland, a teacher wonders what our elected officials prefer to protect.

    Are Second Amendment rights more important than student lives?
    Photo: Gerald Herbert, STF An announcement came over the intercom. "This is a lockdown drill. I repeat: This is a lockdown drill." Immediately, all my students moved quickly to sit along the wall. They knew to go there, where they would be hidden if someone looked in the window or the door.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

3 hours ago

Just in time for spring training!

Just in time for spring training!

    There is a custom Houston Astros Jeep at a Houston dealership that fans will love
    Everyone knows that Houston is crazy for Jeeps and there is a custom Houston Astros Jeep at the Mac Haik Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealership off the Katy Freeway that fans will love. It might look great towing that Astros boat that was all the rage at the Houston Boat Show in January.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

More than 100 men were ensnared in the sting....

More than 100 men were ensnared in the sting.

    Harris County leads nation in prostitution sting before Super Bowl
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office edged out agencies like the New York Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department with 103 men arrested on charges of trying to buy sex during the National Johns Suppression Initiative.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

She wasn't the only customer returning the se...

She wasn't the only customer returning the seafood with the same issue:

    Woman claims fish purchased at Costco contained live, parasitic worm in package
    Updated 10:39 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A woman claims that a pack of Atlantic cod she purchased from Costco included one unwelcome addition: a live, wriggling parasitic worm. The Maryland-area Costco customer posted video of the squirmy discovery to Facebook Wednesday.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

There are four Houston restaurants on this ye...

There are four Houston restaurants on this year's top 10 of best new restaurants in Texas.

    Xochi named best new restaurant in Texas
    Texas Monthly on Monday announced that Xochi - chef Hugo Ortega's and restaurateur Tracy Vaught's Oaxaca-inspired restaurant in downtown Houston - is the No. 1 restaurant on the magazine's annual roundup of the 10 best new restaurants in Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The student who allegedly made the threat was...

The student who allegedly made the threat was home sick Monday with his mother.

    Houston middle school placed on lockdown Monday over social media threat
    A Houston middle school was placed on lockdown Monday morning for two hours after one of its students allegedly made a threat on social media. The threat was made specifically against Stevenson Middle School in southeast Houston, Houston ISD spokesperson Tracy Clemons told Chron.com.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Have you seen them?

Have you seen them?

    Police ask for help finding missing 11-year-old, 14-year-old
    Police are asking for the public's help finding two runaway children who disappeared in Houston last month. Julius Guevara disappeared Jan. 4, after he was last seen at the intersection of Liberty and Russell. He was wearing a gray sweatshirt, black basketball shorts and brown sandals.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Do you think the timing was insensitive?

Do you think the timing was insensitive?

    Missouri youth baseball team moves forward with AR-15 raffle
    NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri youth baseball team is moving ahead with a raffle of an AR-15 rifle despite criticism it received after a similar gun was used to kill 17 in a Florida high school.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A child in Harris County has died of flu-rela...

A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season.

    Harris County child dies of flu; first local case this season
    A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season, public health officials said Monday. The county provided no details about the death, citing confidentiality issues and respect for the privacy of the family.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died o...

BREAKING: A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season.

    Harris County child dies of flu; first local case this season
    A child in Harris County has died of flu-related causes, the area's first such death this season, public health officials said Monday. The county provided no details about the death, citing confidentiality issues and respect for the privacy of the family.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The thirst is real.

The thirst is real.

    'Black Panther' actor Chadwick Boseman shares revealing Rolling Stone cover, Twitter goes crazy
    "Black Panther" premiered over the weekend with record-setting results, bringing in an estimated $192 million for its three-day debut in North America, according to the Associated Press. While people are lining up to see the movie, just as many people are excited to see the cast outside of their movie role.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The couple who took in the Florida school sho...

The couple who took in the Florida school shooting suspect after his mother died says he told them he was sorry after the shooting.

    The Latest: White House supports better background checks
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the deadly Florida high school shooting (all times local): 11:15 a.m. The White House says President Donald Trump supports efforts to improve the federal gun background check system after a school shooting in Florida that killed 17 people.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Houston's effort to close a longtime strip cl...

Houston's effort to close a longtime strip club has erupted into a federal court showdown. Is the city's ordinance for sexually oriented businesses an unconstitutional "commercial bribery scheme"?

    Longtime Houston strip club challenges city's rules on sexually oriented businesses
    Houston's effort to close a longtime strip club has erupted into a federal court showdown over whether the city's ordinance for sexually oriented businesses is an unconstitutional "commercial bribery scheme."
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Susan Mize is accused of working with two tee...

Susan Mize is accused of working with two teen boys to plan a carjacking on the vehicle she and her father were riding in.

    Teen girl, accomplice arrested in alleged staged carjacking near Rayford Road
    Two teens remain behind bars, accused of carjacking the female's father in an attempt to get money. Susan Marie Mize, 17, was arrested late Saturday night after two males including the 16-year-old male approached the vehicle with Mize and her father inside near Rayford Road and used a gun to gain access to the car, authorities stated.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

TVs, getaways and tablets are some of the pri...

TVs, getaways and tablets are some of the prizes set to be part of the Easter egg hunt.

    Houston-area Easter egg hunt features $9,000 worth of prizes for adults
    This Easter egg hunt isn't for the kids. Adults vying for getaways, televisions, laptops and more are hoping to win big at the third annual Adult Flashlight Egg Scramble, organized by Lake Jackson Parks and Recreation.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Look at all the Houston Astros who somehow wi...

Look at all the Houston Astros who somehow will make more money than Jose Altuve in 2018.

    A look at each Astros player's contract in 2018
    The defending World Series champions upgraded the payroll a bit in the offseason - although the burden lightened with the subraction of Carlos Beltran's $16 million contract - and still are one of the favorites to win it all again.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A Houston-based oil and gas producer says it ...

A Houston-based oil and gas producer says it went out of business because it refused to pay $40 million in bribes to former officials and business partners of Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled energy company.

    Houston energy company says PDVSA corruption forced company out of business
    Harvest Natural Resources, a Houston based oil and gas producer, says it went out of business because it refused to pay $40 million in bribes to former officials and business partners of Venezuela's state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Witnesses told police that they saw a white v...

Witnesses told police that they saw a white vehicle fleeing the scene after the shooting.

    Man shot, killed at Walmart parking lot near Hobby
    One man was fatally shot Sunday night while parked at a Walmart near Hobby Airport, according to local television reports. The man was found shot in his car at Rowlett and Almeda Genoa around 10:30 p.m., KTRK reported. He died at the hospital.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"We may all be fighting over gun control but ...

"We may all be fighting over gun control but I think we can all stand united against Fergie's rendition of the National Anthem."

    National Anthem takes a beating at the NBA All-Star Game; Twitter disavows Fergie
    https://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/celebrities/article/National-Anthem-takes-a-beating-at-the-NBA-12623774.php
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Late last night, Trump shifted his focus to O...

Late last night, Trump shifted his focus to Oprah Winfrey, whose speech at the Golden Globes stirred talk of a potential 2020 Democratic presidential run.

    Trump lashes out over Russia probe in angry and error-laden tweetstorm
    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - President Donald Trump lashed out with fresh anger about the intensifying Russia probe over the weekend, accusing Democrats of enabling a foreign adversary to interfere in the 2016 election and attacking the FBI as well as his own national security adviser.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

In Houston there are 20 companies ranked amon...

In Houston there are 20 companies ranked among the best to work at this year:

    Best places to work in Houston in 2018, according to Glassdoor reviews
    Every year job search and ranking website Glassdoor ranks the best companies at which to work, according to user reviews. In Houston, we house nearly 20 companies that are listed in the top 100 places to work for 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

He's expected to be released before the new l...

He's expected to be released before the new league year begins March 14.

    Texans tell linebacker Brian Cushing they plan to release him
    Updated 7:13 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 The Texans have told inside linebacker Brian Cushing that he no longer figures into their defensive plans and will be released at some point before the new league year begins March 14. Cushing, 31, played nine seasons with the Texans and is the team's all-time-leading tackler with 664.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that ...

One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that will keep I-45 inbound closed through the early morning.

    Fatal motorcycle crash closes I-45 inbound at Parker
    One motorcyclist is dead in an accident that will keep I-45 inbound closed through the early morning. The wreck occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the North Freeway and Parker, according to local television reports. The motorcyclist and the driver of a pickup truck were racing on the freeway when they collided, Houston Police told KPRC.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

In honor of President's Day, we take a look b...

In honor of President's Day, we take a look back at how America's leaders looked in their younger years:

    Check out these young commander-in-chiefs this President's Weekend
    If you're more of a history buff than a love bug, ditch the romance and read up on the men who've held the most-regarded political position in the country, the President of the United States.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

See how the world's history was recorded thro...

See how the world's history was recorded through photos:

    World news photos: Gun violence, scandal and street party
    Published 1:08 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 Can this be our nation's last school shooting? Outrage in Florida over the murder of 17 people at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is building and the politicians in our nation's capital are having a tough time hiding from it.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Texas Children's Hospital doctors have succes...

Texas Children's Hospital doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2Bsc2fV

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Texas Children's Hospital doctors have successfully separated two identical twin girls conjoined at their chest and abdomen. For the full story: http://bit.ly/2Bsc2fV
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12 hours ago

These movies have some pretty cringe-worthy a...

These movies have some pretty cringe-worthy and disappointing moments.

    The worst comedies of all time
    When a comedy is truly great, the mere thought of its best scenes can make your sides hurt. Children's movies were not included, and neither were any movies that are not classified strictly as "comedies" (e.g. dark comedies, romantic comedies).
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

She relisted her stunning Texas mansion. Take...

She relisted her stunning Texas mansion. Take a look around:

    Selena Gomez Puts Her $3M Texas Mansion Back on the Market
    Pop singer and North Texas native Selena Gomez has put her 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Worth on the market again, for $3 million. Luke Stangel, provided by Published 9:00 am, Thursday, February 8, 2018 Pop singer and North Texas native Selena Gomez has put her 10,000-square-foot mansion in Fort Worth on the market again, for $3 million.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Authorities say after crashing a truck into a...

Authorities say after crashing a truck into a tree, one f the suspects fled to the hospital's chapel.

    Authorities ID 2 suspects arrested after police chase that caused lockdown at Woodlands hospital
    Updated 4:46 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 A pair of connected early morning police chases stemming from a vehicle theft on Saturday prompted CHI St. Luke's Health-The Woodlands Hospital to go on lockdown, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The symptoms mimic those of mental illnesses ...

The symptoms mimic those of mental illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia

    A 24-year old got a mysterious disease where her body attacked her brain - and scientists are learning it's more common than they thought
    There's a blank year in 26-year-old Caroline Walsh's once-spotless memory. She's pieced parts together from stories her friends have told her and a collection of photos on Facebook. But she cannot remember the day it all began - when her father found her in the middle of a seizure, her body writhing on the floor.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

This cow is "woke."

This cow is "woke."

    'Hero cow' evades trip to slaughterhouse, swims to her freedom on island, injures captor in process
    As of Feb. 16, the cow was on its third week of living alone on the island.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

It's time to check the label of your dog's fo...

It's time to check the label of your dog's food.

    Two dog food brands pull products off shelves due to contaminants
    Two dog food brands have had their canned food pulled from store shelves after a harmful drug was found inside.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competiti...

The NBA All-Star Game was unusually competitive, but Kevin Hart's awkward pregame musical and Fergie's strange national anthem was very very *kisses fingers*

    Memes have fun with 2018 All-Star Game
    That 25-minute long, four act musical with Kevin Hart to open the All-Star Game was interesting but Fergie absolutely butchering the national anthem was something else entirely. Before the game even started (by the way it was super competitive and very *kisses fingers*) the memes were abundant.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates ha...

At one point last year, roughly 10 inmates had confirmed cases of mumps.

    Possible mumps infections shut down visiting again in parts of two Texas prisons
    Another possible mumps outbreak shut down visitation this weekend for some parts of two Texas prisons. A stomach bug impacted visiting at another three facilities, though Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark said it is a "relatively small number" of prisoners affected.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Corpus residents may live on former bomb fiel...

Corpus residents may live on former bomb field:

    Army Corps warns Corpus residents that ammunition from bomb testing site may be on their property
    Updated 4:52 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2018 Hundreds of residents in Corpus Christi received letters this month warning them they lived on an old defense site and may find old bombs and ammunition, city officials confirmed Thursday. Corpus Christi residents living near a Formerly Used Defense Site (FUDS) on Padre Island were warned of its existence by the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Funny or too far?

Funny or too far?

    Texas lawyer releases Olympics-themed commercial
    Fort Worth's Bryan " Law Hawk" Wilson has produced a new commercial that combines his love for the winter Olympics with weight lifting and his disdain for terrorists. Wilson, 31, produced the commercial Sunday in the parking lot of a closed Subway in Fort Worth along with his friends.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in t...

Houston favorite Local Foods is now open in the Heights:

    Local Foods is now open in the Heights
    Restaurateurs Benjy Levit and Dylan Murray seem intent on matching the Houston Height's rapid pace when it comes to debuting new restaurants. The team just launched their fifth Local Foods location at 714 Yale Street on Friday, Feb. 16 at the thriving Heights Mercantile urban market.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

One victim was shot in the face and another w...

One victim was shot in the face and another was shot in the chest.

    Drive-by shooting injures three in Sunnyside park, gas station
    Three men were injured Sunday in an incident that started in Sunnyside Park and continued with shots fired at a Texaco station on Bellfort. About 7 p.m., Houston patrol officers got a report that multiple shots had been fired at Sunnyside Park in south Houston, said Lt.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Know anyone wanting to work for a good compan...

Know anyone wanting to work for a good company? Point them here:

    Best places to work in Houston in 2018, according to Glassdoor reviews
    Every year job search and ranking website Glassdoor ranks the best companies at which to work, according to user reviews. In Houston, we house nearly 20 companies that are listed in the top 100 places to work for 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Booze is big business.

Booze is big business.

    Houston businesses that sold the most drinks in 2017
    Houston's stadiums topped the list of businesses with the most beer, wine and liquor sales in 2017. At the very top was the Toyota Center, home to the Houston Rockets, with more than $11 million worth of spirits sold in 2017, according to a Chron.com analysis of mixed beverage receipts from the Texas comptroller's office.
    https://www.chron.com

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