54 min ago

Ford F-250s are especially in danger of losin...

Ford F-250s are especially in danger of losing an important component to thieves.

    Truck tailgates being stolen around Houston area, Shenandoah police say
    Police in the Houston area have seen an increase in the theft of pickup truck tailgates recently, the Shenandoah Police Department said in a news release. "Trends show that suspects are targeting tailgates with built-in backup camera systems, with the Ford F-250 being at the top of the list," police said.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid o...

Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid off the most people so far this year, eight were in Harris County.

    These Texas businesses have laid off the most employees so far this year
    Of the top 20 Texas employers who have laid off the most people so far this year, eight were in Harris County. One of the eight employers that has yet to report its layoffs to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is Atlantic Coffee Solutions, which is expected to cut 279 workers in June.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

How weird would it be to see a Biggio batting...

How weird would it be to see a Biggio batting against the Astros one day? (Via the The New York Times.)

    Cavan Biggio, son of Craig Biggio, one of a trio of sons of MLB players tearing up the minors
    HARTFORD, Conn. - Craig Breslow is 37 years old, with a dozen years of experience as a left-handed reliever in the major leagues. He is pitching now for the Class AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats, just getting to know his teammates.
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2 hours ago

At one point, an officer can be heard saying,...

At one point, an officer can be heard saying, "I don't see nobody, which I don't imagine I would." Neither officer exited the vehicle at any point while the body cameras were recording.

    Police responding to dying student's 911 call stayed in their patrol car, body cam videos show
    Officers responding to a 911 call from a high school student trapped and dying in his minivan stayed in their patrol car after arriving on campus, according to body camera videos released by Cincinnati police Friday. The video comes a week and a half after the death of sophomore Kyle Plush.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

It's a BOY:

It's a BOY:

    The Latest: UK leader congratulates royals on birth of son
    LONDON (AP) - The Latest on the royal baby birth (all times local): 1:50 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has offered "warmest congratulations" to Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on the birth of their new son. May says that "I wish them great happiness for the future."
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Police are searching for the gunman. He had a...

Police are searching for the gunman. He had a medium-build and was wearing a Michael Jordan jersey and jeans.

    HPD: Off-duty Fort Bend deputies exchange gunfire with club patrons
    Houston police are searching for a man who exchanged gunfire with off-duty Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office deputies outside of a nightclub Monday morning. The shooting happened after midnight Sunday in the 3300 block of Raleigh, near South Freeway and Old Spanish Trail.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The court said this law “violates rights of t...

The court said this law “violates rights of too many third parties by restricting more speech than the Constitution permits.” Do you agree?

    Texas' 'revenge porn' law struck down by state appeals court
    AUSTIN - A Texas appeals court struck down the state's "revenge porn" law Wednesday, ruling the 2015 statute making it illegal to share intimate images the subject had reason to expect would remain private is overbroad and violates too many third parties' free speech rights.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The Houston company will have a combined 7 mi...

The Houston company will have a combined 7 million customers, including CenterPoint's 2.4 million in the local area.

    Centerpoint to buy Midwest utility for $6 billion
    CenterPoint Energy plans to buy Indiana utility Vectren Corp. for $6 billion, expanding its electric power and natural gas operations into Indiana and Ohio, it said Monday. The Houston power company's deal to purchase Vectren's outstanding shares for $72 a piece will increase the value of CenterPoint's assets to $29 billion as it operates regulated utilities across eight states and other energy businesses in 40 states.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A mother was arrested last night after she tr...

A mother was arrested last night after she tried to set her car on fire while inside with her three young daughters in southwest Houston.

    Woman arrested after setting car on fire with 3 children inside, police say
    A mother was arrested Sunday night after she tried to set her car on fire while inside with her three young daughters, Houston police said. The woman tried to ignite her car in the 4300 block of West Orem, in central southwest Houston, police said. The children, who are 9, 11 and 13, were unharmed.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

He called it a "selfish" act to avoid being k...

He called it a "selfish" act to avoid being killed.

    Man fought gunman: He 'was going to have to work to kill me'
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man who wrestled the gun away from the Waffle House shooting suspect in Tennessee said Sunday if he were going to die, the gunman would "have to work to kill me." Police are calling James Shaw Jr.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Yes, an apple can be considered contraband, a...

Yes, an apple can be considered contraband, apparently.

    A woman flying back from France brought an apple through Customs - it cost her $500
    An apple one day did not keep customs away, a Colorado woman has learned. Crystal Tadlock was given an apple sealed in a wrapper on her Delta flight from Paris on Wednesday. She was not hungry at the time and figured it would be a good snack for her second leg back to Denver, she told FOX 31 in Denver.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Some former supporters are now saying they ar...

Some former supporters are now saying they aren't looking that far ahead in the future.

    Opinion: It's becoming clear that Trump won't run in 2020
    It has been nearly three years since Donald Trump descended his faux-gold escalator to announce an improbable run for president, and Republican politicians seem just as baffled by the reality TV star's future as they were the day he first launched this publicity stunt gone wildly wrong.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Oh, Florida...

Oh, Florida...

    Police try to unlock phone with dead man's finger in Florida
    LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities went to a funeral home and used a dead man's finger to try to unlock his cellphone as part of their investigation. Thirty-year-old Linus Phillip was killed by a Largo police officer last month after authorities say he tried to drive away before an officer could search him.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the ce...

Despite the triple-digit temperatures, the celebs partied at Coachella.

    Back for more: Celebs return to Coachella for weekend 2
    For two weekends in April, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival attracts thousands who are willing to endure triple-digit temperatures for the chance to see dozens of their favorite artists perform live.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Vacation, anyone?

Vacation, anyone?

    Peek inside a Texas retreat where you basically stay in a private park
    A new Texas vacation rental property is opening their doors soon and they are bringing the glamping trend to the Hill Country.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

10 hours ago

She has won an Emmy and placed in the top 10 ...

She has won an Emmy and placed in the top 10 of the Miss America 2010 pageant.

    Former Miss Nebraska, Emmy-winner joins Houston's KPRC-TV
    Houston's KPRC 2 has just hired former Miss Nebraska 2009 Brittany Jeffers.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

This isn't the first time he's aligned with t...

This isn't the first time he's aligned with the right.

    Kanye West's embrace of a black Trump supporter not well-received
    Hip-hop artist Kanye West was criticized by the left for his support of Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential race. But anyone who thought that would lead him to walk away from conservative ideas found out recently that he instead may be doubling down.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Get smart

Get smart

    Get prepared for the SAT with these sample test questions
    The real reason for April showers are all the tears high school students around the country are shedding as they register for their SAT exams this month. The exam, which remains a crucial part in the college application process, will be administered May 5, according to CollegeBoard.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

She is charged with intoxication manslaughter...

She is charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.

    After crash that killed 3-year-old, Houston woman charged with intoxication manslaughter
    A Houston woman has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after a multiple-car crash Saturday that killed a 3-year-old boy. Lakendra Nicholson, 35, is being held in Harris County Jail on three charges, according to court records: intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Short summary: This episode left everyone eve...

Short summary: This episode left everyone even more confused.

    HBO's 'Westworld' returns for second season, social media reacts with incredible memes
    Fans of HBO's "Westworld" waited more than 16 months for the second season and many were left more confused by the end of the premiere on Sunday. Favorite characters, including Bernard, Dolores, and Maeve, returned and fans were thrilled to see their faces again.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

For those wondering, no she wasn't paid to gi...

For those wondering, no she wasn't paid to give her skincare products a shout out online.

    Houston fitness blogger shares before, after photos of her remarkable skincare transformation
    A Houston fitness blogger made international news after she bravely shared her skincare regimen with more than 62,000 followers on Instagram. Kerigan Pike, 21, was born and raised in the Houston area, but when she was growing up, her teenage acne took a toll on her self-confidence.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

It's National Poetry Month. So here's some aw...

It's National Poetry Month. So here's some awesome slam poetry of a NASA poet pondering how best to say 'I love you.' https://bit.ly/2qOM3IA

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    It's National Poetry Month. So here's some awesome slam poetry of a NASA poet pondering how best to say 'I love you.' https://bit.ly/2qOM3IA
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13 hours ago

A couple that rehabs together stays together....

A couple that rehabs together stays together.

    Kealia Ohai got the sweetest message from J.J. Watt before her first match back from an ACL injury
    Updated 5:18 pm, Sunday, April 22, 2018 Kealia Ohai returned to the pitch for the Houston Dash Sunday after suffering an ACL injury last June. And her boyfriend, J.J. Watt, sent the most adorable tweet ahead of Houston's match with the Orlando Pride.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

You'll want to dine at these Houston restaura...

You'll want to dine at these Houston restaurants:

    Pinks Pizza, Pappasito's and more make Houston's cleanest restaurants list
    See the list of Houston's cleanest restaurants from March.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

*In the best Omar from The Wire voice* You c...

*In the best Omar from The Wire voice* You come at Justin Verlander, you best not miss.

    Justin Verlander conducts master class in sign making, fires back at heckler
    The Astros have been getting the better of the White Sox all weekend long, so naturally some Chicago fans have grown a little restless [drunk] at Guaranteed Rate Field. Saturday night, as the White Sox were in the middle of allowing the Astros to score 10 runs for the second straight night, one fan took out her frustrations on the Astros.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

They showed off their tans on a Bermuda beach...

They showed off their tans on a Bermuda beach. They rode recreational vehicles over the desert sand. They got tribal tattoos. They made new friends. Then, they were arrested.

    She shared drug-smuggling vacation on social media. Now 'Cocaine Babe' is off to prison.
    A Canadian woman who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars. Melina Roberge, 24, was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds) of the drug into the Sydney Harbour in 2016, following an exotic weeks-long cruise that she and an accomplice documented on social media.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Hurricane Harvey wasn't Houston Police Depart...

Hurricane Harvey wasn't Houston Police Department Officer Sheldon Theragood's first time being a hero - he does that every day. But it may be his most memorable moment.

    HPD officer braves the bayou waters to save a homeless man
    Sheldon Theragood did not have much time to think, to assess the dangers of the rising waters of Buffalo Bayou as the rains from Hurricane Harvey made the waterway swell in its banks. He and fellow Houston Police Department officers made several attempts to rescue a trapped homeless man.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Know where to invest:

Know where to invest:

    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.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The ceremony was described as "exactly what B...

The ceremony was described as "exactly what Barbara Bush wanted."

    Photos from Barbara Bush's funeral show past presidents, first lady together with George H.W. Bush
    About 1,5000 people attended Barbara Bush's private funeral in Houston on Saturday and among them were past presidents, first ladies, and current First Lady Melania Trump.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The Houston Astros had another good offensive...

The Houston Astros had another good offensive day to finish off the sweep of the Chicago White Sox.

    Struggling Jake Marisnick sparks Astros to win over White Sox
    Jake Marisnick led off the five-run seventh inning of the Astros' 7-1 win on Sunday. He was without a hit in his last 22 at-bats. Twenty-seven of his 51 plate appearances this season ended in a strikeout and two more were added on Sunday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"We're all still in shock... It's crazy. I do...

"We're all still in shock... It's crazy. I don't know what else to say. It's horrible.

    A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder
    DOVER, N.Y. (AP) - What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly. A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

This socialite is making a name for herself i...

This socialite is making a name for herself in a big way.

    San Antonio's Maya Henry stole the show at posh Dolce & Gabbana fashion show in Mexico City
    Updated 4:50 pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018 Maya Henry has gone from a darling debutant to a Dolce & Gabbana model from San Antonio. The 17-year-old daughter of San Antonio's high-profile injury attorney, Thomas J. Henry, became a social media sensation after her $6 million quinceañera made national news in 2016.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The violent incident is believed to be unprec...

The violent incident is believed to be unprecedented.

    Water scooter gunmen fire at beach vendor in Mexico's Cancun
    CANCUN, Mexico (AP) - Gunmen on water scooters shot at a roving vendor on a beach in Cancun's glittering hotel zone Thursday, an incident believed to be unprecedented for the Caribbean city. Nobody was wounded. According to a police report, the afternoon shooting happened in front of a hotel in the heart of Cancun's resort-studded strip.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

You're going to have to wait in line, that's ...

You're going to have to wait in line, that's just the way it is.

    Disney World cast members share the 7 annoying things they wish park-goers would stop doing
    Walt Disney World employees, also known as cast members, are trained in the art of creating a positive experience for guests. But some visitors to the famed Orlando park don't make things easy for the people who work there. Business Insider spoke with eight former Disney World cast members to get an idea of the most annoying guest behaviors.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Students in the 8th grade class were asked to...

Students in the 8th grade class were asked to list the "positive" aspects of slavery.

    Publisher responds to controversial San Antonio slavery assignment
    Updated 11:43 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 The publisher of a textbook used in a San Antonio history class where students were given an assignment to list the "positive" and "negative" aspects of slavery said there was no connection between their materials and the worksheet.
    https://www.chron.com

19 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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20 hours ago

A customer is credited with saving lives afte...

A customer is credited with saving lives after wresting the gunman's weapon away.

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A gunman wearing nothing but a green jacket and brandishing an assault rifle stormed a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and shot four people to death before dawn Sunday, according to police, who credited a customer with saving lives by wresting the assailant's weapon away.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

BREAKING: Have you seen these kids?

BREAKING: Have you seen these kids?

    2 teens from Houston area escape from Texas juvenile prison
    Authorities are on the hunt for a pair of teens who escaped from a juvenile prison between Austin and Houston on Saturday night. Two 16-year-old boys from the Houston area slipped out of the Giddings State School around 9 p.m., according to the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Bad news for some of your favorite shows

Bad news for some of your favorite shows

    CBS sitcom appears to be running out of prayers
    CBS sidelines "Living Biblically" for reruns
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

It is surely one of the county’s more bizarre...

It is surely one of the county’s more bizarre criminal cases in recent memory.

    Ex-county employee gets 50 years in $1.25 million fajita theft
    An ex-employee of the Cameron County juvenile detention center was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for pilfering more than $1.2 million worth of fajitas. Gilberto Escamilla, 53, pleaded guilty to theft by a public servant in the 107th state District Courtroom in Brownsville in what is surely one of the county's more bizarre criminal cases in recent memory.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

You may have Houston pride, but how well do y...

You may have Houston pride, but how well do you actually know the lay of the land in the Bayou City?

    Think you know Houston? Put your geography skills to the test with our quiz
    You may have Houston pride, but how well do you actually know the lay of the land in the Bayou City? 360 Chicago said it surveyed people in Houston and nine other cities across the nation about the geography of where they live. Houstonians were given a grade of C-.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

It was a flight from hell.

It was a flight from hell.

    Plane passenger allegedly threw coffee at people, 'jumped on' air marshal's back
    A Delta Airlines passenger allegedly threw coffee at her fellow passengers and assaulted a federal air marshal during a flight from London to Salt Lake City. According to documents filed in a US district court Friday, 45-year-old Sarah Maria Beach was arrested on misdemeanor assault charges after she reportedly jumped on the back of an air marshal and "placed her hands on his head, neck, and jawline."
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

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🤢🤢🤢 🤮

    Roaches on the wall leaves Houston restaurant in trouble with health inspectors
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 11-18)
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

The Galveston-born boxer is in the news again...

The Galveston-born boxer is in the news again after President Obama refused to issue him a pardon

    Sylvester Stallone Prompts Trump to Consider Jack Johnson Pardon
    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump is considering a full, posthumous pardon for Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was convicted of racially tinged federal morals charges more than a century ago. "Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson," Trump said Saturday on Twitter.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

The blast was so massive that it leveled or d...

The blast was so massive that it leveled or damaged more than 1,000 surrounding buildings, shattered windows in Houston 40 miles away, and in Denver, over 900 miles away, a seismograph registered the explosion as if it were an earthquake.

    See historic, rare footage of the aftermath of the deadly 1947 explosion in Texas City
    The Texas Department of Public Safety still counts it as the deadliest industrial accident in U.S. history.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

"The only thing we know is that it was a fell...

"The only thing we know is that it was a fellow airman, which has made it all the harder to bear because they were like his brothers."

    Family seeks answers in Air Force stabbing death of Montgomery High grad in Guam
    More than a week after her son, Private First Class Bradley Hale, was laid to rest, Charla Hale continues to search for answers. A 2015 graduate of Montgomery High School, Bradley enlisted in the United States Air Force in 2016 and was assigned to Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Which is your favorite?

Which is your favorite?

    Houston's dog-friendly bars & restaurants to visit
    Houstonians know that when cooler temps roll around, it's time to seek out the closest patio and take advantage of the city's short-lived pleasant temperatures. Who better to invite for dinner and drinks than your dog? Although there are still several Houston restaurants that won't invite pets onto their patios, plenty have officially been granted the city's permission to do so.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

A woman was shot to death in south Houston on...

A woman was shot to death in south Houston on her way back from buying dinner at the store.

    Woman shot to death in south Houston on way back from buying dinner at the store
    A woman was killed Saturday night when she was attacked by a stranger in south Houston on her way home from buying dinner. The woman was returning from the store around 10:30 p.m. when a man approached her outside the Reed Parque Townhomes in the 2500 block of Reed.
    https://www.chron.com

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