57 min 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:

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    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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1 hour 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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1 hour ago

This resort-like property for sale in River O...

This resort-like property for sale in River Oaks offers high-class amenities that make staying in shape and entertaining guests seem effortless.

    Ultra-swanky River Oaks home has amenities to die for
    Don't just go to the country club. Become the country club instead. This resort-like property for sale in River Oaks offers high-class amenities that make staying in shape and entertaining guests seem effortless. Listed at just under $8 million, the home at 9 West Lane is located in River Oaks' ultra-swanky Tall Timbers section.
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2 hours ago

BREAKING

BREAKING

    Man shot at southwest Houston apartment complex
    A gunshot victim was driven to his brother's house in southwest Houston after being shot at an apartment complex Tuesday. The 6:15 p.m. gunfire drew police to an apartment complex in the 7400 block of Bissonnet Street, according to authorities.
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2 hours ago

He is the 7th inmate executed in Texas in 201...

He is the 7th inmate executed in Texas in 2018

    San Antonio man executed for murder, robbery
    HUNTSVILLE - A San Antonio man convicted in the robbery and murder of a Southeast Side convenience store owner was executed Tuesday evening despite pleas from the victim's son to save his life. Christopher Anthony Young, 34, received the lethal injection after his lawyers tried to win a last-minute stay from Gov.
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2 hours ago

There is a saying in the tattoo community tha...

There is a saying in the tattoo community that if you want a tattoo bad enough, it won't hurt that much.

    It's National Tattoo Day: Here's how much your next tattoo will hurt according to a pain level chart
    No matter where on your body you get tattooed there is sure to be pain involved.
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3 hours ago

His cousin, who works as an assistant at the ...

His cousin, who works as an assistant at the transitional living complex, said, "He was on the right track, but something happened."

    Suspected serial killer the 'perfect' tenant, his landlord said
    Theresa Williams said their last encounter was sometime last week. She spotted Rodriguez as he was leaving the complex with two hampers. She said he told her he was going to wash his clothes, and she lovingly warned him not to get into trouble. "Don't worry, Mama-T," she recalled Rodriguez saying.
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3 hours ago

Yuummm...?

Yuummm...?

    Lab-grown meat could be in restaurants in 3 years
    BERLIN (AP) - A Dutch company that presented the world's first lab-grown beef burger five years ago said Tuesday it has received funding to pursue its plans to make and sell artificially grown meat to restaurants from 2021. Mosa Meat said it raised 7.5 million euros ($8.8 million), mainly from M Ventures and Bell Food Group.
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3 hours ago

"Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand...

"Today I proudly, happily and healthily stand here as someone who will continue to always lead by example as I tirelessly advocate for the betterment of those in need."

    Report: Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams checked herself into a mental health facility
    Michelle Williams, formerly of Destiny's Child, has reportedly checked herself into a mental health facility. "For years I have dedicated myself to increasing awareness of mental health and empowering people to recognize when it's time to seek help, support and guidance from those that love and care for your wellbeing," she said in a statement to TMZ.
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3 hours ago

Houston Restaurant Weeks is coming! Plan out ...

Houston Restaurant Weeks is coming! Plan out this year's food journey with these recommendations.

    Best bets for 2018 Houston Restaurant Weeks
    Hundreds of restaurants available for brunch, lunch and dinner during the 2018 Houston Dining Weeks from Aug. 1 through Sept 3
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4 hours ago

It may be hard to imagine but there was a tim...

It may be hard to imagine but there was a time before air conditioning...

    How Houstonians have beaten the heat over the years
    It's always been hot. We've just found better ways to beat the heat.
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4 hours ago

A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been...

A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been captured and is in custody, according to the Houston Police Department. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is alleged to have committed three murders, a shooting, a home invasion and car thefts. Read more: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

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    A man wanted in a deadly crime spree has been captured and is in custody, according to the Houston Police Department. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is alleged to have committed three murders, a shooting, a...
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4 hours ago

A look at the Astros stars and their wives wa...

A look at the Astros stars and their wives walking the red carpet before tonight’s All-Star Game--> https://chrn.cl/2NYciHx (Photo: Mike Lawrie, Getty Images)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A look at the Astros stars and their wives walking the red carpet before tonight's All-Star Game--> https://chrn.cl/2NYciHx (Photo: Mike Lawrie, Getty Images)
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5 hours ago

"She was racing against time to save her fath...

"She was racing against time to save her father as anyone with a heart of gold would have."

    A 7-year-old survived her father's car crash. She died searching for help.
    A 7-year-old girl was looking for help in the dark when she died trying to save her dad. It was about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. DeSandra Thomas was riding in her father's car when he crashed into an abandoned vehicle along I-94 in Romulus, Michigan, lost control and went off the highway and through a fence, according to Michigan State Police.
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5 hours ago

Investigators do not believe foul play is sus...

Investigators do not believe foul play is suspected. A final determination will be made after the Galveston County Medical Examiner's Office performs an autopsy.

    Woman found dead outside Galveston County business
    Police in Galveston County are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found Saturday night. Officers with the Clear Lake Shores Police Department were called to a business in the 900 block of FM 2094 around 7:30 p.m. to reports of a person down.
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5 hours ago

From the Houston Chronicle: Mitesh Patel met ...

From the Houston Chronicle: Mitesh Patel met his dad's killer the day before his scheduled execution

    Execution of San Antonio man likely to proceed tonight
    Mitesh Patel, whose story of forgiveness and activism has received national attention, met his father's murderer Monday, the day before the man is to be executed. Patel, who wants death row inmate Christopher Anthony Young to live, had sought a meeting with Young since late June when Patel publicly came forward to support Young's bid for clemency.
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5 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was live...

LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL
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Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle is live ...

LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVE PRESS CONFERENCE: The Houston Police Department discusses the arrest and ongoing investigations into suspect Jose Gilberto Rodriguez. STORY: https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL
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6 hours ago

It's not clear what charges he'll face yet, b...

It's not clear what charges he'll face yet, but state records reveal a violent and troubled past.

    Here's what we know about suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez
    After allegedly sowing seeds of violence across northern Harris County in a dayslong crime spree, suspected serial killer Jose Gilberto Rodriguez was arrested early Tuesday after a short police chase.
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6 hours ago

Judge Judy out-earned Clooney:

Judge Judy out-earned Clooney:

    Among highest paid celebs, one delivers quite a punch
    Reuters Floyd Mayweather, a former 147-pound boxer, punches well above his weight when it comes to wealth accumulation. Mayweather outmuscled the likes of George Clooney, Kylie Jenner, and The Rock to sit atop Forbes' list of the highest-earning celebrities. Mayweather earned over $275 million for his 2017 fight against UFC star Conor McGregor.
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7 hours ago

225 employees lost their job in this bankrupt...

225 employees lost their job in this bankruptcy closure, 52 of them were in Houston.

    Koontz-Wagner shuts its doors after bankruptcy filing
    Koontz-Wagner Custom Controls Holdings, a manufacturer of control room equipment for the oil, gas and electrical industry, shut its doors last week after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, putting 225 employees out of work, including 52 in Houston. The company had four locations, including two in Indiana, one in Idaho and one on Bourgeois Road in Northwest Houston.
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7 hours ago

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

Memorial Park Conservancy works to preserve Houston’s largest park and to continually enhance its unique combination of amenities, recreation, and natural beauty. Click to learn how you can help Memorial Park today.

    Hands of Houston - Martha Turner Sotheby's
    Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty believes in shaping a stronger community, so each of us is committed to giving back through Houston's charitable organizations.
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7 hours ago

Back at the White House on Tuesday, the presi...

Back at the White House on Tuesday, the president told reporters that he said he meant he doesn't see why Russia "wouldn't" be responsible.

    The Latest: Trump claims 'strength' in talks with Putin
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 3:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says he entered negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin "from a position of tremendous strength" because of a "booming" U.S. economy and strong military.
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7 hours ago

I bet Rob Lowe has some wild stories

I bet Rob Lowe has some wild stories

    Rob Lowe schedules a Houston appearance to tell stories
    Rob Lowe is taking his act on the road. The actor's one-man show, "Stories I Only Tell My Friends: LIVE!," is heading out on a national tour with a stop in Houston on Sept. 22 at the Revention Music Center. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster.com.
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8 hours ago

Texans flexed and showed off their glistening...

Texans flexed and showed off their glistening muscles this past weekend in the Coastal Bend:

    Photos: Competitors show off their physiques at South Texas bodybuilding expo
    Texans flexed and showed off their glistening muscles this past weekend in the Coastal Bend. Fitness enthusiasts gathered Saturday, July 14, 2018, for the Battle on the Bay Fit Expo at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi. Competitors in the bodybuilding categories competed to qualify for a national event to earn their pro cards.
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8 hours ago

Sometimes it pays to be inked.

Sometimes it pays to be inked.

    Taco Cabana rewarding tattooed customers for one day only with special discount
    San Antonio-based Tex-Mex chain Taco Cabana has a deal that roughly 4 in 10 adults in the United States will find very pleasing. On Tuesday July 17, between 3 p.m. and midnight, customers with tattoos can get 20 percent off their order at Taco Cabana locations.
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9 hours ago

Which is your favorite?

Which is your favorite?

    In honor of National Ice Cream Day, we ranked the best flavors of Blue Bell
    Most people don't need an excuse to eat ice cream, yet, here we are, on National Ice Cream Day. On this blessed holiday, ordained by Ronald Reagan in 1984, Americans everywhere swing by the store to pick up a pint or two of their favorite frozen treat.
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9 hours ago

She spoke out after her sentencing.

She spoke out after her sentencing.

    S.A. woman gets 33 years for forced group sex with adopted daughter, who was used as surrogate mom
    A San Antonio woman accused of participating with her husband in repeated sexual assaults of their adopted daughter was sentenced to 33 years in prison. Laura Castillo was arrested in San Juan, Texas, in June 2017. She pleaded guilty on Friday to three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
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10 hours ago

The two Woodlands men have been identified.

The two Woodlands men have been identified.

    La Porte plane crash victims identified as Woodlands men
    Two Woodlands men who died in a plane crash in La Porte on Sunday have been identified, according to police. John Stewart Boyd, 93, and Gary Stewart Boyd, 64, were confirmed by the Harris County Medical Examiner's Office as the occupants of the plane that crashed at 9 a.m. July 15.
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10 hours ago

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez updates the...

Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez updates the public after deputies took Jose Rodriguez into custody. Gonzalez is wanted for allegedly killing three people. https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez updates the public after deputies took Jose Rodriguez into custody. Gonzalez is wanted for allegedly killing three people. https://chrn.cl/2JvGgPL
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11 hours ago

This Astros game should sell out quickly...

This Astros game should sell out quickly...

    Astros schedule a fourth World Series ring giveaway day
    The Astros are giving fans a fourth shot at getting their replica World Series championship ring. The Astros will give rings to every fan at the game against Oakland on Monday, Aug. 27 at Minute Maid Park.
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11 hours ago

A group of women went to a bar where they ind...

A group of women went to a bar where they indulged in alcoholic beverages and went back to one of the women’s house.

    Conroe woman accused of biting woman's nose, swallowing remnants
    A Conroe woman is charged with assault after police say she allegedly bit off a portion of woman's nose and swallowed it during an altercation last week. Jessica Collins, 41, was arrested by Harris County Precinct 4 Constable's Office deputies early Friday morning after responding to an assault call in Harris County.
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11 hours ago

This is the aftermath of a propane tank and a...

This is the aftermath of a propane tank and a generator exploding. The fire that led to this explosion is still under investigation. More details: https://chrn.cl/2uCSUXK (Photo by Roman Forest Police Department)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This is the aftermath of a propane tank and a generator exploding. The fire that led to this explosion is still under investigation. More details: https://chrn.cl/2uCSUXK (Photo by Roman Forest...
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12 hours ago

It’s easy to give out good grades, when the A...

It’s easy to give out good grades, when the Astros have a five-game lead in their division:

    Grading each Astros player at the All-Star break
    As the Astros take a little breather - except for the six guys on the American League All-Star team - at the All-Star break, they can rest easy knowing they have a five-game lead in the American League West. Of course, at last year's All-Star break, the Astros had a 16.5-game lead on a putrid division.
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12 hours ago

A Corpus Christi man is calling the 14-FOOT h...

A Corpus Christi man is calling the 14-FOOT hammerhead shark he reeled in the "catch of multiple lifetimes."

    Corpus Christi man makes hammerhead catch of 'multiple lifetimes' at Padre Island National Seashore
    A Corpus Christi man and his friends saw the shark catch of "multiple lifetimes" at Padre Island National Seashore turned to disappointment Saturday afternoon, the man said on Facebook. The 14-foot hammerhead was his largest catch to date, and the first - out of hundreds caught during his 20 years of shark fishing - that did not survive, Poco Cedillo said.
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13 hours ago

He allegedly held a gun to his wife’s head, f...

He allegedly held a gun to his wife’s head, fled, returned and holed up in a Fort Bend County home.

    Man sparks SWAT scene in Fort Bend County after altercation with wife
    Houston police detained a man Tuesday morning after he allegedly held a gun to his wife's head, fled, returned and holed up in a Fort Bend County home. The drama began Sunday, when the man and wife got in an argument that escalated, said Capt. Larry Baimbridge of the Houston Police Department.
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13 hours ago

What do you think about the gimmick?

What do you think about the gimmick?

    Dinosaur Days: How a T. Rex Costume Helped Dress Up a Texas Home
    Over the top, yes, but it does catch the eye. A little imagination and T. Rex costume takes the listing for this lake house in Granbury, TX, to a new level. provided by Remember the real estate agent who dressed up in a panda suit to try and sell a home in Spring, TX?
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14 hours ago

“He wanted to kill her. But he wanted to kill...

“He wanted to kill her. But he wanted to kill all those she loved first, so that she would suffer that much more before she died.”

    Wife expected to testify against husband in Houston death penalty trial over `honor killings'
    A Jordanian immigrant, who was married in her teens and came to the U.S.
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14 hours ago

Dozens of unmarked graves were found near Sug...

Dozens of unmarked graves were found near Sugar Land:

    'They lived a hard life': New details emerge about remains found at Fort Bend ISD construction site
    As Fort Bend ISD Superintendent Charles Dupre visited a construction site where dozens of unmarked graves were found near Sugar Land, he thought about the lives of the people buried there. Archaeologists have determined that the remains found so far are of African-Americans, all but one of whom was male.
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14 hours ago

UPDATE: The suspect has reportedly been arres...

UPDATE: The suspect has reportedly been arrested. HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?: Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is an accused serial killer who should be considered "armed and dangerous." DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2uz9SGi

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    UPDATE: The suspect has reportedly been arrested. HAVE YOU SEEN HIM?: Jose Gilberto Rodriguez is an accused serial killer who should be considered "armed and dangerous." DETAILS:...
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15 hours ago

Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia h...

Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which he declined to criticize Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    The Latest: Trump dismisses idea of compromising intel
    HELSINKI (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin (all times local): 4:20 a.m. President Donald Trump is dismissing suggestions that Russia has compromising intelligence about him after a news conference in which Trump declined to criticize President Vladimir Putin for Russian interference in the 2016 U.S.
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15 hours ago

Alex Bregman has a brief, but memorable Home ...

Alex Bregman has a brief, but memorable Home Run Derby

    Astros' Alex Bregman exits Home Run Derby after first round
    WASHINGTON - Alex Bregman's scintillating stay in the Home Run Derby was brief. The 5-foot-10 Astros third baseman, dwarfed by the burly competition which surrounded him, bowed out after dropping a thrilling first-round matchup with No. 5 seed Kyle Schwarber, 16-15.
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16 hours ago

The accused leader, whose volatility forced h...

The accused leader, whose volatility forced him to be locked in a safehouse by his own cartel, will begin trial.

    Trial to begin in Texas for accused former Zetas leader
    An alleged former leader of Mexico's bloodthirsty Zetas cartel is going on trial Monday in Waco, accused of conspiracy to traffic multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana and cocaine inland through South Texas and laundering millions of dollars in proceeds.
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17 hours ago

He had been out of prison for just five days ...

He had been out of prison for just five days when he hijacked a public transit bus at knifepoint in 1987, forcing the driver to drive around town while he raped and murdered the only passenger. He was originally deemed too insane to execute, but now is scheduled to be executed this fall. Read more here: https://chrn.cl/2LnYuV5 (Photo: TDCJ)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    He had been out of prison for just five days when he hijacked a public transit bus at knifepoint in 1987, forcing the driver to drive around town while he raped and murdered the only passenger. He...
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18 hours ago

Paramore really busted out an acoustic cover ...

Paramore really busted out an acoustic cover of Passionfruit last Friday???? Check out the full review of Friday's concert here--> https://chrn.cl/2mn2ESd (Photo: Jamaal Ellis / The Houston Chronicle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Paramore really busted out an acoustic cover of Passionfruit last Friday???? Check out the full review of Friday's concert here--> https://chrn.cl/2mn2ESd (Photo: Jamaal Ellis / The Houston Chronicle)
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19 hours ago

You're looking at $4.8 million worth of illeg...

You're looking at $4.8 million worth of illegal drugs that were found inside a man's tires. Story: https://chrn.cl/2uEJyL4 (Photo: APD)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    You're looking at $4.8 million worth of illegal drugs that were found inside a man's tires. Story: https://chrn.cl/2uEJyL4 (Photo: APD)
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20 hours ago

Here are 25 popular careers pay a six figure ...

Here are 25 popular careers pay a six figure salary: https://chrn.cl/2zG4sPw

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Here are 25 popular careers pay a six figure salary: https://chrn.cl/2zG4sPw
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20 hours ago

Fresh ramen manufacturer Sun Noodle is consid...

Fresh ramen manufacturer Sun Noodle is considering building a production facility in the Houston area and some of Houston's top ramen chefs are saying Sun Noodle's Houston expansion would elevate the city's culinary credentials. Read more here: https://chrn.cl/2L1tv52 (Photo: Mark Mulligan / Houston Chronicle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Fresh ramen manufacturer Sun Noodle is considering building a production facility in the Houston area and some of Houston's top ramen chefs are saying Sun Noodle's Houston expansion would elevate the...
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21 hours ago

Ummmm not cool, Philly.

Ummmm not cool, Philly.

    Report: 76ers' bid to hire Rockets GM Daryl Morey fails
    Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was a target for the 76ers vacant general manager position, but were unable to lure him from the Rockets, the New York Times reported Monday. The Times story said the 76ers were "rebuffed" in their efforts, but did not indicate whether the Rockets denied permission to interview Morey, who is under contract through the 2021-22 season, or if Morey rejected any overtures.
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