48 min ago

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

Check your freezers!! And warn your friends too!

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

With each glowing travelogue written about Ho...

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

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

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

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

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

It's only getting worse...

It's only getting worse...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The victim was seriously injured but is expec...

The victim was seriously injured but is expected to survive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Several ticket prices have gone up for the 2019 season:

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

A man exchanged gunfire with two attackers wh...

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

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

The first inaugural class will graduate with ...

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

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

5 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Goodbye and ...

"Goodbye and thanks for all the fish."

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

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

7 hours ago

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

He is being held without bond.

He is being held without bond.

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

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

Peek at these politicians' weed-reform scorecards.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The company has ambitious plans for the new tower.

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

The win featured a record-setting 10 home run...

The win featured a record-setting 10 home runs between the two leagues.

    Astros' Alex Bregman, George Springer lead American League to win in All-Star Game
    At long last, the American League's best hitter solved his All-Star Game struggle
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12 hours ago

Two attackers approached the man’s wife as sh...

Two attackers approached the man’s wife as she was in the driveway and tried forcing her to take them inside the home.

    HPD: Man shoots alleged home invader in South Acres
    A man exchanged gunfire with two people who were trying to invade his South Acres home Tuesday night, Houston police said. One of the intruders fled, and the other was shot and injured. He is in serious condition at the hospital, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.
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12 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    HPD: Man shoots alleged home invader in South Acres
    A man exchanged gunfire with two people who were trying to invade his South Acres home Tuesday night, Houston police said. One of the intruders fled, and the other was shot and injured. He is in serious condition at the hospital, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department.
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12 hours ago

For the project to ultimately take shape in a...

For the project to ultimately take shape in a way that's depicted in the images, it will need support from an array of public entities, nonprofits and residents.

    Design concepts for Midway's East River take shape
    Architectural renderings that recently resurfaced of the proposed redevelopment of KBR's former home along an eastern stretch of Buffalo Bayou were created as part of last year's bid to lure Amazon's second headquarters to Houston.
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13 hours ago

Have you found one?

Have you found one?

    Painted rocks hidden throughout Kingwood
    While strolling on the greenbelt trails, or enjoying a day at the park, people may come across some colorful creations hidden throughout the Kingwood community. Painted rocks are popping up in public places around the Lake Houston area and beyond. About a year ago, Bryan Skaggs and Yvonne Skaggs created the Kingwood Rock Hunt Facebook group.
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14 hours ago

The school will be operated by a Houston-area...

The school will be operated by a Houston-area franchise owner who owns several Primrose schools.

    Greenway Plaza adds child care with new Primrose Schools lease
    Parkway Property Investments will bring an option for childcare to the Greenway Plaza office complex with the signing of a new lease with Primrose Schools. Primrose Schools has leased an 8,000-square-foot space for an early education childcare facility at 3 Greenway Plaza. The school will be operated by a Houston-area franchise owner who owns several Primrose schools.
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15 hours ago

"Whether it's West Nile, Zika, chikungunya or...

"Whether it's West Nile, Zika, chikungunya or other diseases, you need to protect yourself from mosquito bites"

    Galveston resident diagnosed with county's 1st human case of West Nile virus in 2018
    A young woman has been diagnosed with the first human case of West Nile Virus in Galveston County in 2018, officials said Tuesday. The patient, who is in her 20s and lives on Galveston island, was initially diagnosed with West Nile fever in late June after she exhibited symptoms that included chills, a headache, rash, loss of appetite, vomiting, muscle weakness, and vertigo, according to spokesman for the Galveston County Health District.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Police allegedly found thousands of dollars i...

Police allegedly found thousands of dollars in cash and credit card blanks hidden in a pouch underneath the girl's floor-length skirt. All of the credit card blanks had credit card numbers programmed into them.

    Friendswood police: Romanian child found holding thousands in cash, fraudulent credit cards
    An 18-year-old Romanian national and an 11-year-old Romanian girl detained in Friendswood are believed to be part of a large-scale criminal organization, Friendswood police said Tuesday. Fabrizio Victor Slatineo was arrested during a traffic stop Monday after police were alerted to the vehicle by bank employees who said the occupants made suspicious ATM transactions, police said in a release.
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17 hours ago

The Friendswood Police Department reports tha...

The Friendswood Police Department reports that hospital staff believe the substance could have been methamphetamine.

    Two Friendswood police officers hospitalized after alleged substance exposure
    Two Friendswood police officers were hospitalized last week after they were believed to be exposed to an unknown narcotic during a traffic stop. The Friendswood Police Department reports that hospital staff believe the substance could have been methamphetamine. The alleged exposure occurred during a traffic stop 7:32 p.m. Wednesday, July 13.
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17 hours ago

To display the painting, the curators had a s...

To display the painting, the curators had a special gallery built with a sign warning that the work “may elicit strong emotions.” Such warnings are relatively rare. From the Houston Chronicle:

    Houston artist's provocative painting prompts a warning label in Austin
    AUSTIN, Texas - The Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas at Austin knew it had a painting on its hands that required sensitivity: a 30-foot-wide panorama by Houston-based artist Vincent Valdez that imagined a modern-day Ku Klux Klan gathering. And a string of recent art-world controversies had emphasized the need for such curatorial caution.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

18 hours ago

Losses of civilian nuclear material are usual...

Losses of civilian nuclear material are usually disclosed but when the government loses nuclear bomb ingredients it stays mum.

    Plutonium went missing in Texas, but the government says nothing
    Two security experts from the Department of Energy's Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there.
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18 hours ago

The exhibit is called "The Spitzmaus Mummy in...

The exhibit is called "The Spitzmaus Mummy in a Coffin and Other Treasures from the Kunsthistorisches Museum"

    Wes Anderson co-curates Austrian art show
    I mean, it was bound to happen, right? Filmmaker Wes Anderson already applied his design sensibility to a precious bar in Milan. So curating an exhibit at a storied European art museum is hardly a departure for the Houston native.
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19 hours ago

Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppe...

Robert Plant, former lead singer of Led Zeppelin, added three Texas dates to his tour but H-Town's not one of them

    Houston gets overlooked on rock tour circuit -- again
    Robert Plant, the former lead singer of hard-rock heavyweights Led Zeppelin, announced new dates Tuesday on his current swing with his current outfit, Sensational Space Shifters. Three of the shows are in Texas so that's good news for Lone Star Plant fans, right?
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19 hours ago

New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu a...

New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu and Miya Shay, David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, Chris Brown and more at residence on Kirby Dr.

    Bastille Day celebration in River Oaks doubles as World Cup pre-party
    New Counsul General of France hosts Gene Wu and Miya Shay, David Leebron and Y. Ping Sun, Chris Brown and more at residence on Kirby Dr. Just one day before the French clinched World Cup victory, Houston's new Consul General of France Alexis Andres unknowingly hosted the ultimate pre-party - as in, prediction party.
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20 hours ago

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office gave th...

The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office gave the management at a strip center a chance to stop illegal activity and, according to the sheriff, they passed.

    Houston woman arrested for prostitution at spa in Richmond
    The Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office gave the management at a strip center a chance to stop illegal activity and, according to the sheriff, they passed. On July 17, detectives executed an arrest warrant at "A Spa," located at 1410 E. Highway 90A in Richmond, and arrested a woman for prostitution out of the massage parlor.
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20 hours ago

Here’s a closer look at the victims of a dead...

Here’s a closer look at the victims of a deadly crime spree that frightened residents across the city.

    Family and friends remember the victims of north Houston killing spree
    Pam Johnson was the glue that held her large family together, making them feel loved with frequent phone calls, notes and gifts. Allie Barrow was "an angel on earth," as one friend describes her - young, fun and planning to get married soon.
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21 hours ago

The former Fox News star recently listed his ...

The former Fox News star recently listed his 9,100-square-foot, 6-bedroom Westlake mansion for $5.9 million

    Glenn Beck is selling his Texas mansion for $5.9 million
    Conservative pundit Glenn Beck is selling off more of the luxuries he acquired over the years. The former Fox News star recently listed his 9,100-square-foot, 6-bedroom Westlake mansion for $5.9 million, according to Realtor.com. The estate's listing comes weeks after a Daily Beast report found Beck's multimedia company, TheBlaze, was experiencing another round of layoffs.
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21 hours ago

One of Houston's deadliest serial killers who...

One of Houston's deadliest serial killers who fit the FBI's definition was Dean "Candy Man" Corll who raped and killed at least 28 boys in the Houston area between 1970 and 1973.

    Serial killers in Houston's past
    Suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, a 46-year-old parolee, is accused in two slayings in Houston-area mattress stores, a home invasion, and the shooting death of a woman in her Cypress home last week. Rodriguez was arrested in Cy-Fair on Tuesday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

From the latest episode of Looped in on the H...

From the latest episode of Looped in on the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle's former Managing Editor Vernon Loeb recently took a new job in Washington, D.C. But before he left, he joined Nancy Sarnoff and Allyn West, for a look back at some of the biggest news stories that happened under his editorial watch--> https://chrn.cl/2LeTtkG Here is a small sample, where Vernon talked with Nancy about the state of downtown Houston:

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    From the latest episode of Looped in on the Houston Chronicle: The Chronicle's former Managing Editor Vernon Loeb recently took a new job in Washington, D.C. But before he left, he joined Nancy...
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22 hours ago

The "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month...

The "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month sentence if convicted as charged.

    Farrah Abraham charged with battery after hotel arrest
    "Teen Mom" alum faces a possible 18 month sentence if convicted as charged provided by "Teen Mom" alum Farrah Abraham faces a possible 18 months in jail, after being charged following her arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel last month.
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