1 hour ago

A Twitter post for National Siblings Day on A...

A Twitter post for National Siblings Day on April 10 clarified the mystery. Ken, by the way, also has a surname.

    Barbie has a last name - and people are beyond shocked
    Ekaterina_Minaeva / Shutterstock The Barbie Twitter account has revealed that the doll's last name is Roberts. She was apparently named Barbara Millicent Roberts when she was invented in 1959. However, like many famous people, she became known only by one name. Ken's full name is apparently Ken Carson.
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2 hours ago

They may not look like much, but these places...

They may not look like much, but these places are definitely worth trying.

    Houston's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants to try
    Published 5:01 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2018 Houston is full of small mom-and-pop shops that (though they may not look like much) are often the best places to go for some amazing food. People who go to these hole-in-the-wall spots can tell you they don't go for the aesthetic of the location, but rather the authenticity of the food.
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2 hours ago

The fleeing driver led police along Beltway 8...

The fleeing driver led police along Beltway 8 before giving up after completely shredding his tires.

    Wanted man leads Houston police on chase along Beltway 8, Katy Freeway
    A wanted man previously accused of assaulting police was arrested early Saturday after leading officers on a chase around Beltway 8. The pursuit began around 1:45 a.m. after Houston police officers ran the plates on a car in the 12900 block of Bellaire and realized the vehicle was listed as stolen and the driver was wanted for aggravated assault on a police officer in Fort Bend County.
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3 hours ago

He collapsed in the dugout during the sixth i...

He collapsed in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday night's game.

    White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered brain hemorrhage during Astros game
    Updated 5:01 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 CHICAGO - Tests revealed White Sox reliever Danny Farquhar suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm when he collapsed in the dugout during the sixth inning of Friday evening's game against the Astros.
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4 hours ago

Exiles in Miami say he would be a figurehead ...

Exiles in Miami say he would be a figurehead for continued Castro dominance.

    First clues emerge about Cuba's future under new president
    HAVANA (AP) - Miguel Diaz-Canel has been the presumptive next president of Cuba since 2013, when Raul Castro named the laconic former provincial official to the important post of first vice president and lauded him as "neither a novice nor an improviser," high praise in a system dedicated to continuity over all.
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5 hours ago

Zuri was 34 years old.

Zuri was 34 years old.

    Houston Zoo mourns death of silverback gorilla Zuri
    Zuri, a 34-year-old silverback gorilla who suffered from a heart condition, has died, Houston Zoo officials said. The nearly 400 pound, easy-going Western lowland gorilla was head of the family troop and father of 10. He could be seen most most afternoons in the habitat with Holli, Binti and Angel.
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6 hours ago

A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12...

A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12 of taking a weapon from an officer following an intense scene with law enforcement officials captured on body cam video. For the full video and story: https://bit.ly/2HhC1Ll

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Fort Bend man was found not guilty April 12 of taking a weapon from an officer following an intense scene with law enforcement officials captured on body cam video. For the full video and story:...
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7 hours ago

"Made sure she has a jacket so she doesn't vi...

"Made sure she has a jacket so she doesn't violate the Senate floor dress code requiring blazers. Not sure what the policy is on duckling onesies but I think we're ready."

    Awww: 10 days old, she makes Senate history in her pink cap
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Tiny Maile Pearl made Senate history Thursday without making a sound. The tightly wrapped 10-day-old baby, brought to the well of the chamber by her mother, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, became the first newborn to appear there, just one day after the Senate approved a new rule permitting it.
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8 hours ago

This is so sweet.

This is so sweet.

    George H.W. Bush wears socks with books in touching tribute to late wife, Barbara Bush
    About 1,500 friends and family honored and remembered the life of former first lady, Barbara Bush with an emotional funeral service at the St. Martin's Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday, April 21, 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Scientists say the "Kraken attack" may be ove...

Scientists say the "Kraken attack" may be over prime den property amid a shipwreck

    Two octopuses were caught battling thousands of feet under the Gulf of Mexico - and it looks like something out of a sci-fi movie
    NOAA Okeanos Explorer Scientists encountered an octopus battle under an unidentified shipwreck almost 6,000 feet below the Gulf of Mexico. The scene, which the scientists dubbed "Kraken Attack," looks like something out of a science fiction movie.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"Mrs. Bush raised a family, endured the loss ...

"Mrs. Bush raised a family, endured the loss of a daughter to leukemia and kept everyone and everything together." - Jon Meacham

    Four presidents among the 1,500 expected in Houston to honor Barbara Bush
    Updated 11:01 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Three former U.S. presidents were joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service Saturday in Houston. Some 1,500 friends and family members were invited to the service at the Bushes' longtime place of worship, St.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Three former presidents are joining former Pr...

Three former presidents are joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service in Houston.

    Four presidents among the 1,500 expected in Houston to honor Barbara Bush
    Updated 11:01 am, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Three former U.S. presidents were joining former President George H.W. Bush at a celebration of the life of his wife Barbara Bush at a funeral service Saturday in Houston. Some 1,500 friends and family members were invited to the service at the Bushes' longtime place of worship, St.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Nice!

Nice!

    Eerie photos show San Antonio's abandoned Lone Star Brewery 22 years after closing
    While Lone Star Brewery has sat vacant for more than two decades, it remains an iconic part of the Alamo City- so much so, that amateur artists have taken to spraying graffiti on its insides, new photos have revealed.
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13 hours ago

Little by little they are coming back.

Little by little they are coming back.

    Months after Harvey, see how the bat colony is faring at the Waugh bridge
    For years fluttering, flying black creatures of the night were stars every dusk under the bridge they called home. Thousands of Mexican free-tailed bats would emerge from their rest under the bridge in search of food to the delight of dozens and dozens of onlookers. Hurricane Harvey changed all that.
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13 hours ago

Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend S...

Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham will deliver eulogies for the former first lady at a private funeral Saturday in Houston. https://bit.ly/2HioKOz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Barbara Bush's son Jeb, her longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham will deliver eulogies for the former first lady at a private funeral Saturday in Houston. https://bit.ly/2HioKOz
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15 hours ago

Naturally, two trucks land on the top of the ...

Naturally, two trucks land on the top of the list.

    These are the best-selling vehicles in America so far in 2018, according to data
    Buying the best car for you can be difficult, but sometimes knowing what everyone else is buying can help you get started. After the first three months of 2018 passed, analysts at autoNXT compiled a report on the best-selling vehicles so far in 2018.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

"Please accept our deepest apologies,"

"Please accept our deepest apologies,"

    Southwest sends apology, $5K, to passengers on damaged jet
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Southwest has sent a letter of apology, a $5,000 check and a $1,000 travel voucher to passengers who were on a flight that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after an engine exploded. "Please accept our deepest apologies," Chairman Gary Kelly wrote in a letter dated April 18, a day after the accident.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Disgusting.

Disgusting.

    Teen Vogue Reporter: 'I Was Groped 22 Times' at Coachella While Covering Sexual Harassment
    Sexual harassment was rampant at this year's first Coachella weekend, Teen Vogue's Vera Papisova reported. "This year's Coachella experience was also full of moments I never saw on Instagram: being repeatedly violated by strangers," Papisova wrote in her report for the magazine.
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18 hours ago

Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of ...

Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president.

    AP PHOTOS: Former first lady Barbara Bush through the years
    Barbara Bush was a deeply rooted member of one of America's most recent political families. She also shared a distinction with one of its first. Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was one of only two first ladies who had a child who was elected president.
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19 hours ago

"This woman dedicated her life to educating c...

"This woman dedicated her life to educating children."

    About 2,500 mourners pay respects to Barbara Bush at viewing
    HOUSTON (AP) - His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.
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20 hours ago

Beto O’Rourke got more than 1,000 of his fait...

Beto O’Rourke got more than 1,000 of his faithful supporters to cheer the name “Donald J. Trump.”

    Beto O'Rourke turns to...Trump?
    On a college campus, at a meeting hall packed with legions of liberal Democrats whipped up into a frenzy about calls for universal health care and an end to college debt, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke got more than 1,000 of his faithful supporters to cheer the name "Donald J.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

As many as 50 inmates participated in the str...

As many as 50 inmates participated in the strike at one point.

    Huntsville prison hunger strike 'essentially' over, officials say
    Ten days after it began, the hunger strike at a Huntsville prison is "essentially" over, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice. Though Wynne Unit prisoners reported that as many as 50 inmates participated in the strike at one point, only one was still refusing food as of Friday morning, prison spokesman Jeremy Desel confirmed.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Police are searching for a doorbell bandit wh...

Police are searching for a doorbell bandit who has been recorded targeting homes in parts of southwest Houston and northwest Harris County. https://bit.ly/2vwpY7h

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Police are searching for a doorbell bandit who has been recorded targeting homes in parts of southwest Houston and northwest Harris County. https://bit.ly/2vwpY7h
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22 hours ago

The Border Patrol agent accused of killing hi...

The Border Patrol agent accused of killing his alleged lover and her infant child appeared in court for the first time Thursday.

    District attorney says Laredo Border Patrol agent is a flight risk in double homicide case
    The Border Patrol agent accused of killing his alleged lover and her infant child appeared in court for the first time Thursday, asking the judge to set a bond and seeking his release for lack of probable cause.
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23 hours ago

Striking images from the devastating floods a...

Striking images from the devastating floods affecting Hawaii:

    Rescue crews airlift hundreds stranded after Hawaii storm
    HONOLULU (AP) - Hundreds of people have been airlifted out of dangerous floodwaters on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, but authorities said Tuesday that others are still stranded at evacuation centers. The U.S. Army, National Guard, and the county airlifted more than 220 people Monday and are going back for more evacuations, local emergency management officials said.
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23 hours ago

They are offering a "resort" stay to those wh...

They are offering a "resort" stay to those who bring in real marijuana.

    Texas police offer 'resort' stay for people who bring in their marijuana
    Published 11:20 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 The Marshall Police Department in Texas won social media after sharing a hilarious 4/20 post on their Facebook page offering people a great "deal" today. The department is willing to check people's marijuana for them to make sure it's real and ensure they "have a safe 4/20 day."
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Yup. Mmmmmhmmmmmm.

Yup. Mmmmmhmmmmmm.

    The best fictional Texas cities we wish we could visit
    There exist a handful of fictional Texas cities in pop culture that would be ripe for visiting, that is, if they were actually real. Who wouldn't want to crack open a cold can of Alamo beer with Hank Hill and the guys out in Arlen? Or take in a high school football game in Dillon?
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

This Texans star definitely knows how to host...

This Texans star definitely knows how to host a party.

    J.J. Watt throws epic pool party for teammates at his house
    Houston Texans' star J.J. Watt just proved that he knows how to throw a party.
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24 hours ago

Police were called out to the home after the ...

Police were called out to the home after the man allegedly shot at his wife - but missed.

    Barricaded suspect found dead in Huffman home after shooting at wife, police say
    A gunman was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting at his wife in a Huffman home Friday night, authorities said. Houston police were called out to a shooting call in the 400 block of Fir Ridge Drive, off East Lake Houston Parkway on the east side of Lake Houston, around 7 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

See who's representing your hometown.

See who's representing your hometown.

    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

25 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 Houston 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

25 hours ago

Rex Tillerson doesn't need a vacation spot? T...

Rex Tillerson doesn't need a vacation spot? The Texas native and his wife recently re-listed their vacation property in Horseshoe Bay with a price cut.

    Ex-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Relists Texas Vacation Home With Price Cut
    Rex Tillerson doesn't need a vacation spot? The Texas native and his wife recently re-listed their vacation property in Horseshoe Bay with a price cut. provided by Published 9:00 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has found a new focus: real estate.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Suspect barricaded in Huffman home after shooting at wife, police say
    A man is holed up in a Huffman home Friday night after allegedly shooting at his wife, authorities said. Houston police were called out to a shooting call in the 400 block of Fir Ridge Drive, off East Lake Houston Parkway on the east side of Lake Houston, around 7 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Buying a home in Houston isn't for the faint ...

Buying a home in Houston isn't for the faint of heart and homebuyers want to know that the home they buy is going rise in value years down the road:

    Inner-Loop Houston neighborhoods where homes are expected to rise in value
    Buying a home in Houston isn't for the faint of heart and homebuyers want to know that the property they buy is going rise in value years down the road.
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26 hours ago

At least one of these is going to be converte...

At least one of these is going to be converted soon:

    The history behind Houston's oldest buildings
    Houston's historic Maxwell House plant on the East End will change ownership yet again. The buildings current owner, Atlantic Coffee Solutions, is going out of business and selling the building, which was erected in 1913 by Ford as a Model T assembly plant.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

The Spurs have released a tribute video for E...

The Spurs have released a tribute video for Erin, wife of Gregg Popovich, who died after suffering a long-term battle with an illness.

    Spurs release tribute video, picture of Erin Popovich
    Updated 5:03 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 The Spurs released a tribute video Thursday afternoon to honor Erin Popovich, who passed away at 67 the day before. Erin, wife of Gregg Popovich, died after suffering a long-term battle with an illness.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

Police said the man will ring doorbells and k...

Police said the man will ring doorbells and knock on windows to check if anyone's home before burglarizing the residence.

    Doorbell bandit recorded targeting homes in southwest Houston, northwest Harris County
    Police are seeking a doorbell bandit who has been recorded targeting homes in parts of southwest Houston and northwest Harris County. A man caught on home surveillance has been ringing doorbells and knocking on windows to check if anyone is home, according to the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

A spokeswoman for the station would not give ...

A spokeswoman for the station would not give further details for Vaughn no longer reports the weather for Fox 26.

    Meteorologist Lisa Vaughn is no longer employed at Fox 26
    A Houston meteorologist isn't delivering the latest weather forecast for Houstonians anymore and her employers are giving any details why. Lisa Vaughn's last day at KRIV-TV (Fox 26) was on April 26. A spokeswoman for the news station confirmed to the Houston Chronicle that Vaughn is no longer employed there.
    https://www.chron.com

28 hours ago

Students across the Houston area walked out o...

Students across the Houston area walked out of classes today to demonstrate in favor of gun law reform and reduced firearm violence. https://bit.ly/2JcDI98

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Students across the Houston area walked out of classes today to demonstrate in favor of gun law reform and reduced firearm violence. https://bit.ly/2JcDI98
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29 hours ago

At one point, MALUMA serenaded a female fan o...

At one point, MALUMA serenaded a female fan onstage and wrapped his arms around her neck, his hands and lips caressing her face during "El Perdedor."

    Reggaeton heartthrob Maluma fires up Sugar Land crowd
    Maluma has often rightfully been branded as part of reggaetón's new wave of stars. His music lays into the driving beats, and he plays into the genre's masculine energy. But the Colombian singer is more than that, too - a point he repeatedly proved during Thursday's sold-out show at Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

The internet is shocked to learn that Barbie ...

The internet is shocked to learn that Barbie and Ken actually have last names.

    Barbie has a last name - and people are beyond shocked
    Ekaterina_Minaeva / Shutterstock The Barbie Twitter account has revealed that the doll's last name is Roberts. She was apparently named Barbara Millicent Roberts when she was invented in 1959. However, like many famous people, she became known only by one name. Ken's full name is apparently Ken Carson.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

She was incoherent, had bloodshot eyes and co...

She was incoherent, had bloodshot eyes and could not balance herself.

    LPD: Intoxicated woman charged with child abandonment
    Published 6:23 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 A woman landed behind bars Wednesday for leaving her two children home alone while she was intoxicated at a local Applebee's, according to Laredo police. Priscilla Marisol Flores, 34, was charged with two counts of child abandonment with intent to return.
    https://www.chron.com

30 hours ago

The former first lady as you've never seen he...

The former first lady as you've never seen her:

    Intimate photos show Barbara Bush's unique spirit
    Barbara Bush has lived one of the most public lives an American can live. However in the small private moments of these photos, the remarkable life of a remarkable woman is revealed.
    https://www.chron.com

31 hours ago

Whoops.

Whoops.

    Astros' Evan Gattis discusses gaffe that led to triple play
    Updated 9:30 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 SEATTLE - From the back dining room inside the visitors clubhouse at Safeco Field, Evan Gattis entered the main room near his locker. "Does anyone want to talk to me about my dumba-- play," the designated hitter bellowed.
    https://www.chron.com

31 hours ago

UPDATE: A wrong-way suspected drunken driver ...

UPDATE: A wrong-way suspected drunken driver has died after crashing his car on the East Freeway Friday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. https://bit.ly/2HQqfEQ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    UPDATE: A wrong-way suspected drunken driver has died after crashing his car on the East Freeway Friday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. https://bit.ly/2HQqfEQ
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31 hours ago

This week on Building Houston, take a peak at...

This week on Building Houston, take a peak at a Katy community that offers something for everyone, Elyson. Learn more about their top-of-the-line builders, amenities and resident events here: http://bit.ly/2HCyVB0. Here's to a life well spent. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This week on Building Houston, take a peak at a Katy community that offers something for everyone, Elyson. Learn more about their top-of-the-line builders, amenities and resident events here:...
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31 hours ago

While some critics are in love with the film,...

While some critics are in love with the film, others say the premise is a bit demeaning.

    Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' is funny, endearing and humane
    Amy Schumer's trademark as a stand-up comic was self-delusion. She'd tell stories that supposedly showed how generous or socially concerned or irresistible she was and reveal the opposite. Now in "I Feel Pretty," that comic strategy is blown out to fill a feature-length movie that turns out to be not only funny but also endearing and humane.
    https://www.chron.com

32 hours ago

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avi...

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

    Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies
    NEW YORK (AP) - Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
    https://www.chron.com

32 hours ago

The Houston Police Department is ramping up s...

The Houston Police Department is ramping up security this weekend as dignitaries make their way to Houston to attend services for the late former first lady Barbara Bush:

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