28 min ago

The toll transactions in question occurred be...

The toll transactions in question occurred between January and April. Check your bills.

    EZ TAG customers billed by mistake after using toll roads in Harris County
    If you're a Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) EZ TAG holder and received a bill in the mail, you may need to disregard it. A system error that originated with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) TxTAG tolling system resulted in customers receiving bills in error, HCTRA spokeswoman Roxana Sibrian said in a news release.
    https://www.chron.com

58 min ago

After their day game, several Houston Astros ...

After their day game, several Houston Astros made their way to the Houston Rockets playoff game.

    Justin Verlander, Kate Upton courtside at Rockets playoff game
    The Astros finished beating the Angels at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. A little more than four hours later, Justin Verlander - the pitcher who beat the Angels - was sitting courtside with his wife Kate Upton at the Rockets game at Toyota Center.
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1 hour ago

Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate this summ...

Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate this summer when her ex-boyfriend broke into her house, killed her and then himself.

    San Antonio high school seniors had troubled relationship prior to murder-suicide, friends say
    Updated 9:11 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Clarissa Riojas was set to graduate from Highlands High School this summer. The 18-year-old planned to continue her education at the University of the Incarnate Word. And her championship-winning high school dance team was scheduled to perform at this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
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1 hour ago

His last words show he didn't seem to have mu...

His last words show he didn't seem to have much remorse.

    Texas gang member executed for killing girl, grandmother
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prisoner on Texas death row for killing a 5-year-old girl and her grandmother in a gang-related shooting at a child's birthday party in Fort Worth a decade ago was executed Wednesday evening. Erick Davila received lethal injection for using a laser-sighted semi-automatic rifle to spray bullets at about 20 people - more than a dozen of them children.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

See who will be there.

See who will be there.

    Britney Spears, Bruno Mars to headline United States Grand Prix
    After some crazy driving, Britney Spears will drive motorsports fans crazy with a post-race concert Oct. 21 at the Formula 1 Pirelli United States Grand Prix in Austin. Bruno Mars will perform Oct. 20 during the race weekend at Circuit of the Americas. The headliners were announced earlier today.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

So cool!

So cool!

    Travis Scott's new sneaker pays tribute to the Oilers
    Published 2:38 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Earlier this month, we got a glimpse of Travis Scott's latest sneaker collab and after the success of his reimagining of the Air Force 1, the hype surrounding his next project is very real.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, s...

Stormy Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, said Cohen's filing was a "stunning development."

    Trump lawyer says he'll plead the Fifth in porn actress case
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - President Donald Trump's personal attorney said Wednesday he will assert his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a civil case brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.
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3 hours ago

No word yet on if the case was settled out of...

No word yet on if the case was settled out of court.

    Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing Wednesday. The two sides have agreed that the suit, filed in January, should be dismissed, with each side bearing its own attorneys' fees.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

“He was always a little different.”

“He was always a little different.”

    Daughter babysat for accused East Area Rapist, shocked parents say
    CITRUS HEIGHTS, Sacramento County - Jeannie and her husband, Bob, were nervous Wednesday as they waited to hear back from their daughter. Standing on a crowded residential street here, several doors down from the brown house blocked off by police tape, they still hadn't figured out how they would break the news to her.
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4 hours ago

4 hours ago

On Wednesday, the company reported a 49 perce...

On Wednesday, the company reported a 49 percent jump in revenue for the first quarter.

    Facebook's privacy scandal appears to have little effect on its bottom line
    Published 4:08 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Facebook has weathered many past scandals - including outcries over misinformation on its site and Russian interference on its platform ahead of the 2016 presidential election - with hardly any effect on its business.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Her son says a supervisor cursed at her as sh...

Her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.

    Family: Delta tied woman with disability to wheelchair
    ATLANTA (AP) - A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with a blanket when they didn't have a chair that could accommodate her disability, and her son says a supervisor cursed at her as she wept.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The robbery took place in February, according...

The robbery took place in February, according to the sheriff's office.

    Four gunmen sought in east Harris County family's home robbery
    Authorities are seeking tips leading to four masked men who robbed a family at gunpoint in their east Harris County home in February. The four men demanded money and valuables from residents at their home in the Plantation at Woodforest subdivision at 4:45 pm. Feb. 28, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The suspect was a police officer in the area ...

The suspect was a police officer in the area at the time of the crimes.

    DNA match catches alleged 'East Area Rapist,' who murdered 12, raped 45
    A onetime cop who's been living quietly in the Sacramento suburbs was fingered Wednesday as the "East Area Rapist," with authorities saying DNA helped link him to a string of at least 12 slayings and 45 rapes that terrorized communities in the Bay Area and across California from 1976 to 1986.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The Houston Rockets will play either the Utah...

The Houston Rockets will play either the Utah Jazz or the Oklahoma City Thunder in the next round of the playoffs.

    Rockets roll past Timberwolves to finish off first-round series with rout
    Perhaps James Harden is right. Maybe there is some "switch" somewhere the Rockets flip and emerge transformed.
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6 hours ago

"I don't agree with everything Trump does. I ...

"I don't agree with everything Trump does. I don't agree 100% with anyone but myself."

    Rapper Kanye West calls Trump 'my brother,' says they share 'dragon energy'
    Kanye West reaffirmed his affection for President Donald Trump on Wednesday, calling him "my brother" and saying the two share "dragon energy." West's comments on Twitter came amid renewed attention on social media and elsewhere in recent days about the rapper's feelings about the president.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

🤢

🤢

    Inspectors see 'large quantities of roaches among plates' at Mediterranean restaurant
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 18-25)
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The 82-year-old Wayne Graham has been at Rice...

The 82-year-old Wayne Graham has been at Rice for 27 seasons.

    Rice won't bring back baseball coach Wayne Graham
    Graham, 82, is in the final year of his contract. He won Rice's sole national championship in 2003. In 27 seasons at the school he's earned 21 conference championships, more than 1,150 victories, and a 2012 College Baseball Hall of Fame induction.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. ...

"Hi I'd like to speak to Kris Jenner please. Yes, it's an emergency."

    Twitter reacts to Kanye calling Trump 'my brother'
    Rapper Kanye West sent the internet into a frenzy on Wednesday after posting a series of tweets about Donald Trump. "You don't have to agree with Trump but the mob can't make me not love him," he wrote. "We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts tod...

Seasons two of The Handmaid's Tale debuts today (April 25). *grabs popcorn* 🍿

    'The Handmaid's Tale' comes back to Hulu for second season
    Hulu's first major original hit show, "The Handmaid's Tale" is gearing up to debut its second season on Wednesday, April 25.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

One man was injured and another arrested afte...

One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    One man was injured and another arrested after a crash this morning in the Garden Oaks area, Houston police said. https://bit.ly/2qXWgn9
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8 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    1 injured in west Houston shooting
    At least one person was shot at the apartment complex Wednesday evening in west Houston, police said. Houston police were called to an apartment complex in the 2400 block of Gray Falls Drive, near the intersection of Westheimer Road and Kirkwood Road, around 8:45 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Online dating tips to start using now...

Online dating tips to start using now...

    Stop texting the eggplant emoji
    Sending that first message in an online dating back-and-forth can be rough. In fact, a new survey, released this week by dating platform Plenty of Fish found that the stakes feel so high, 20 percent of singles enlist a friend to draft an introduction.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

JD don't play.

JD don't play.

    Jack Daniel's sues Houston and Dallas-based spirits companies for infringement
    A Houston-based spirits company and its Dallas partners are being sued by the Jack Daniel's brand for allegedly lifting its trademarks for an "inferior" product. Jack Daniel's filed the infringement suit April 20 in a U.S. District Court in California against both Dallas' Dynasty Spirits and Houston's Gulf Coast Distillers.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 ...

There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018.

    33 local women compete for Houston Texans cheerleader spots
    There's a good chance you know one of the 33 Houston-area women who hope to become a Texans cheerleader in 2018. Finalists from Pearland, Cypress, Santa Fe and other parts of town are among 55 women currently collecting votes from the public online, before the final cheer roster is determined.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

Happy birthday to the Texas icon! 🍰

    Houston's own Renee Zellweger celebrates her 49 birthday
    Published 2:52 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Katy-native and girl-next-door icon Renee Zellweger turned 49 years old on Wednesday, April 25. Before becoming Bridget Jones, the Texas actress was widely known as Dorothy Boyd from the 1996 film, "Jerry Maguire."
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – E...

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply. https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check Out New Zealand's Version of Austin - Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply. https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest
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10 hours ago

More than 180 years and 6,000 miles of paved ...

More than 180 years and 6,000 miles of paved asphalt later, Houston's streets have amassed an impressive history since the city was founded in 1836.

    How Houston's most iconic and often traveled streets got their names
    Operas, "Gone With The Wind," and space are just some of the topics that have inspired many street names in Houston.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The...

The lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The Post Oak hotel is the new spot uptown to live out champagne wishes and caviar dreams.

    First look: Bloom & Bee at The Post Oak
    There will never be a day where it's not spring at Bloom & Bee. The spirit of the season is in constant cultivation at the lobby restaurant at Tilman Fertitta's The Post Oak hotel, a new spot uptown to live out champagne wishes and caviar dreams. Yes, Bloom & Bee has plenty of bubbles to go with $290 an ounce beads.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

    Revamped ShareLunker program a big success
    Most of the million-plus Texas anglers who primarily target largemouth bass, the nation's most popular sport fish, will brag that their state is home to the most abundant, diverse and high-quality bass fisheries in the country. Early results from the 2018 ShareLunker program give those anglers and the Texas fisheries managers who oversee those fisheries ammunition to support that claim.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Check out this incredible renovation of this ...

Check out this incredible renovation of this Houston home. https://bit.ly/2HsHbjr

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check out this incredible renovation of this Houston home. https://bit.ly/2HsHbjr
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11 hours ago

The statue disappeared from a storage room at...

The statue disappeared from a storage room at UT back in 1919.

    The story behind a lost statue honoring victims of Galveston's deadly 1900 hurricane
    A statue honoring victims of Galveston's deadly 1900 hurricane has been missing for nearly 100 years and the search is on to learn its whereabouts. Florentine sculptor Pompeo Coppini created "Victims of the Galveston Flood" that same year, in honor of the thousands who died in Galveston when that monstrous storm came ashore.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

New excerpts from the NFL meeting between pla...

New excerpts from the NFL meeting between players and owners show more statements from Houston Texans owner Bob McNair about player protests.

    Texans owner Bob McNair urged players to stop kneeling, offered to work together
    Updated 1:46 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 During a meeting between NFL owners, players and executives in October, Texans owner Bob McNair urged owners and players to build unified stance on the controversial national anthem issue. McNair, a frequent target for criticism for a series of remarks, reportedly told the players that they should encourage their colleagues to stop kneeling during the national anthem.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Tacos, cheesesteaks, barbecue and pizza - wha...

Tacos, cheesesteaks, barbecue and pizza - what's your favorite?

    Try these Heights restaurants that will make your mouth water
    The Heights has you covered for date night, brunch, work lunches and quick dinners, and if you live and work in the area, you can ride your bike to all of these things.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

You might have seen some of these guys playin...

You might have seen some of these guys playing at your local high school football stadium, and now they'll be selected in this week's NFL Draft.

    Former Houston high school stars in the 2018 NFL Draft
    The NFL Draft isn't loaded with local Houston talent at the top of the draft. In fact, we'll probably go through the entire first round with just one area guy - SMU receiver Courtland Sutton, who starred at Brenham High School - getting selected.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Child struck by school bus near Baytown
    A 10-year-old boy was struck by a Goose Creek CISD school bus Wednesday afternoon, district officials confirmed. The boy ran in front of the school bus around 4:50 p.m. in the 1500 block of Squire Drive and was struck, according to GSCID Director of Communications Beth Dombrowa.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

All for a good cause. Make your Thursday dini...

All for a good cause. Make your Thursday dining plans now.

    Dining Out for Life set for April 26
    Forty Houston restaurants are participating in this year's Dining Out for Life, a fundraiser for AIDS Foundation Houston on April 26. On that day the restaurants have pledged to donate a percentage of sales to the foundation which provides services to nearly 6,000 men, women, and children affected by HIV/AIDS.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

He was transported directly from jail to the ...

He was transported directly from jail to the 76ers game.

    Meek Mill gets out on bond, parties with Kevin Hart, 76ers during playoff game
    On Tuesday, rapper Meek Mill was released from Pennsylvania State Correctional Facility and he didn't hesitate to have fun while out of jail on bond. After his release, the 30-year-old, whose real name is Robert Williams, issued a statement on Instagram thanking his family and public advocates - who included Philadelphia Mayor Jum Kenney, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and rapper Jay-Z.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Jose Altuve cracked up laughing when his Hous...

Jose Altuve cracked up laughing when his Houston Astros teammates pranked him after he hit his first home run of the season today.

    Astros' Jose Altuve gets joking silent treatment after HR
    It took him 102 at-bats, but Jose Altuve finally hit his first home run of the 2018 season. Then, his teammate shunned him. Jokingly, of course. When Altuve blasted Nick Tropeano's slider over the left-field wall in the sixth inning, he pointed towards the Astros dugout as he trotted up the first-base line.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Being hospitalized didn't stop him from showi...

Being hospitalized didn't stop him from showing the city some appreciation.

    George H.W. Bush thanks Houstonians for their support on Twitter
    George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized with a blood infection since the day after Barbara Bush's funeral, but that didn't stop him from showing the city some appreciation.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

RIP

RIP

    'Stalwart' police horse dead after 15 years with Houston Police Department
    A veteran Houston police horse who witnessed two Super Bowls and countless interactions with the public died earlier this week, authorities said. Janie - a 19-year-old Belgian mare - suffered from an inflamed intestine and died Sunday, surrounded by her current and former police officer handlers.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle with Mar...

When you think of Montrose, do you think of country music? David Keck, co-owner of Goodnight Charlie’s, explains why he loves Montrose and why it makes the perfect spot for Houston’s newest honky tonk. #MTSIR #MyPerfectHouseton

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    When you think of Montrose, do you think of country music? David Keck, co-owner of Goodnight Charlie's, explains why he loves Montrose and why it makes the perfect spot for Houston's newest honky...
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14 hours ago

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and ...

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season in the Houston Astros' win today.

    Justin Verlander shines in Astros' win over Angels
    Published 3:59 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Justin Verlander undertook a meticulous spring training, focusing on the minute and mundane. There was a priority on detail, not satisfied with ensuring his right arm and overall conditioning. Starting seasons strong hasn't been his forray. Until now.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstell...

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstellar Plasma Sounds," "Lightning on Jupiter," and "Ultra Cold Liquid Helium."

    Have you heard NASA's eerie soundtrack of space sounds?
    Published 7:45 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Six months ago NASA released a soundtrack of space sounds, but it seemed like hardly anyone noticed. According to the Soundcloud page, scientists were able to convert captured radio emissions to creepy sound waves.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

It took two people to replace Lindsey Bucking...

It took two people to replace Lindsey Buckingham.

    Classic-rockers Fleetwood Mac coming back to Houston without a longtime member
    Longtime member Lindsay Buckingham left the group earlier this year.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from it...

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu
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15 hours ago

The shooter remains at large and a police hel...

The shooter remains at large and a police helicopter is searching the area around the crime scene.

    Police: Teen fatally shoots 18-year-old girlfriend before killing himself in San Antonio
    Updated 11:46 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A 19-year-old man shot and killed his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend at a Southeast Side apartment complex Wednesday morning before killing himself in the woods behind the buildings, police said. Police have not identified the victim or shooter but said they ended a romantic relationship about a week ago.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over contro...

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations

    Houston ISD nixes partnership plans, risking school closures or state takeover
    Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations, the district's administration announced Wednesday, a decision that puts HISD at risk of forced campus closures or a state takeover of its locally elected school board.
    https://www.chron.com

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