54 min 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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1 hour 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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1 hour ago

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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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1 hour 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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1 hour 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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2 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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2 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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3 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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3 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 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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8 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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8 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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8 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

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    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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9 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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9 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.
    https://www.chron.com

10 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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11 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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12 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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13 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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14 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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14 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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15 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.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Tinning had previously been denied parole six...

Tinning had previously been denied parole six times since she was first eligible in 2007, 20 years after she was convicted of murder.

    Notorious baby killer Marybeth Tinning getting out of prison
    Marybeth Tinning, the Schenectady woman convicted 30 years ago of killing her infant daughter and long suspected in the deaths of her other children, has been granted parole. Tinning, 75, could be released from prison as soon as next month.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

See who was at the birthday party:

See who was at the birthday party:

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias celebrates his birthday in Houston
    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias, known as "Fluffy" to fans, visited Houston over the weekend to celebrate his birthday. There was pizza, music and even a proclamation from Mayor Sylvester Turner at Toyota Center during the free event. Iglesias also used the appearance to promote his "One Show Fits All" performances, set for Sept.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A Houston utility company is bracing for a pe...

A Houston utility company is bracing for a peak event Tuesday as temperatures reach 99 degrees

    Houston power company bracing for peak event Tuesday due to heat wave
    A Houston utility company is bracing for a peak event Tuesday as temperatures reach 99 degrees. Frontier Utilities sent out an email alert to its customers Monday afternoon asking them to reduce their energy usage Tuesday between the peak hours of 2 -7 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Let's go!

Let's go!

    Texas' most underrated small towns to visit this summer
    More and more vacation-goers are choosing to road trip instead of fly to their destination, a recent survey shows. That's good news for hundreds of small Texas towns nestled in between the state's largest cities. With 1,200 unincorporated cities throughout the state, there's no shortage of quaint locations to stop at or even plan an entire journey around.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

In a statement posted to the Harris County Pc...

In a statement posted to the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Office's Twitter account, emergency crews were on the scene of the homicide and gas leak in the 20000 block of Rene Creek Court.

    Homicide, gas leak reported in Spring
    Authorities were evacuating residents in a section of Spring Monday evening following a homicide and gas leak. In a statement posted to the Harris County Pct. 4 Constable Office's Twitter account, emergency crews were on the scene of the homicide and gas leak in the 20000 block of Rene Creek Court.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Oh...okay, Kacey. We see how it is. You jus...

Oh...okay, Kacey. We see how it is. You just made the list 📝

    Texas country star announces Texas dates, snubs Houston and San Antonio
    Dallas and Austin are both lucky enough to get tour dates.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Watch the video for a be...

FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at The Courier's football preview section featuring players from 17 Montgomery County schools. https://chrn.cl/2LngMpo

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: Watch the video for a behind-the-scenes look at The Courier's football preview section featuring players from 17 Montgomery County schools. https://chrn.cl/2LngMpo
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18 hours ago

Mother Nature is all the way FED UP. Check ou...

Mother Nature is all the way FED UP. Check out this 300-foot high iceberg approaching Greenland. https://chrn.cl/2NSu8LU (Photo Scanpix Denmark / Karl Petersen / via REUTERS)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Mother Nature is all the way FED UP. Check out this 300-foot high iceberg approaching Greenland. https://chrn.cl/2NSu8LU (Photo Scanpix Denmark / Karl Petersen / via REUTERS)
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18 hours ago

Moms at this addiction center can bring their...

Moms at this addiction center can bring their kids to treatment, but many come in without extra clothes. This new “store” is free to help.

    Houston area Santa Maria Hostel opens non-transactional store for clients
    Santa Maria Hostel, Texas' largest multi-site residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment center, which specializes in keeping families together, held a grand opening on Thursday, June 28, of its non-transactional store, a partnership with Palais Royal, which is a part of Stage Stores.
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19 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle added 3 ...

Kate Wagner absolutely went in on some of Houston's gaudiest McMansions: "This is the middle child of home expansion..." Sheesh! Check out the rest of the homes Wagner roasted here--> https://chrn.cl/2JtsMUF (Photos: McMansion Hell)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle added a new photo.
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19 hours ago

A police officer who spoke to Baker in the am...

A police officer who spoke to Baker in the ambulance asked her if there was a baby or fetus in the dumpster. Baker responded something to the effect of "yeah I probably shouldn't have done that," the arrest affidavit states.

    Police arrest Texas mom who allegedly abandoned newborn in dumpster
    Hurst Police announced on Monday the arrest of a 28-year-old woman accused of abandoning her newborn baby in a dumpster last month. Police said Alyssa Hazel Baker went to her workplace at Souper Salad and gave birth to a baby inside the bathroom on the morning of June 15, according to an arrest affidavit.
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19 hours ago

Fans braved the heat to enjoy this show:

Fans braved the heat to enjoy this show:

    Ain't it fun: Paramore fans sing their hearts out at concert in The Woodlands
    Thousands of Paramore fans poured into Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on July 13 as part of the band's "After Laughter Summer Tour" with Foster the People. Paramore, best known for songs such as "Misery Business," "The Only Exception," "That's What You Get" and "Ain't It Fun," is made of up lead vocalist Hayley Williams, guitarist Taylor York and drummer Zac Farro.
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20 hours ago

Happy birthday, Lynn!

Happy birthday, Lynn!

    A look through Houston philanthropist, Lynn Wyatt's life as a Bayou City socialite
    Lynn Wyatt has made her mark on Houston in more ways that one. The iconic member of the community, fashionista, and philanthropist celebrated her birthday on July 16, and at 83 years old she shows no signs of slowing down her charitable works for the Houston community.
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20 hours ago

Maurice Hill sang a rendition of "Happy Birth...

Maurice Hill sang a rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Houston resident Cristala Poole after she bought him lunch last week. With the help of KTRK-TV (Channel 13), Cristala found Maurice downtown and gave him bags of hats, clothes, towels, soap and several tweed blazers. Full story: https://chrn.cl/2zGfoN4 (Photo Courtesy of Cristala Poole)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Maurice Hill sang a rendition of "Happy Birthday" to Houston resident Cristala Poole after she bought him lunch last week. With the help of KTRK-TV (Channel 13), Cristala found Maurice downtown and...
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20 hours ago

SO. CUTE. A rare 7-week-old white lion cub...

SO. CUTE. A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.--> https://chrn.cl/2zKdPxM

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    SO. CUTE. A rare 7-week-old white lion cub is on public display at an animal sanctuary in northeastern Texas.--> https://chrn.cl/2zKdPxM
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21 hours ago

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

Latest from the case of Brittany Burfield who has been missing since June 25

    Police seek Houston woman missing since June 25
    Houston police are seeking a woman who was last seen by her family about a week ago. Brittany Burfield, 37, was last spotted about noon on June 25. Her home is in the 8700 block of Ilona Lane, which is inside the Loop near South Braeswood and Stella Link.
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21 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Police believe Mattress One death may be linked to 2 earlier killings
    A man found dead Monday at a Mattress One store in north Houston appears to be linked to at least two other killings within the past week, Houston Police Lt. Humberto Lopez said at a news conference.
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21 hours ago

Tickets are $64-$129.50 and go on sale at 10 ...

Tickets are $64-$129.50 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday via Ticketmaster.

    Willie Nelson returns to Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land
    He's coming back. Again.
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21 hours ago

Here is Texas A&M Football head coach Jimbo F...

Here is Texas A&M Football head coach Jimbo Fisher during the SEC Media Days press conference. https://chrn.cl/2mlDQtF

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Here is Texas A&M Football head coach Jimbo Fisher during the SEC Media Days press conference. https://chrn.cl/2mlDQtF
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