1 hour ago

"She told him 'I am headed down to Texas' and...

"She told him 'I am headed down to Texas' and he was supportive."

    First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.
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1 hour ago

This gives families crossing the border new h...

This gives families crossing the border new hope

    Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross into the US illegally with children for prosecution, official says
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Border Patrol will no longer refer migrant parents who cross into the United States illegally with children to federal courthouses to face criminal charges, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official told The Washington Post on Thursday.
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1 hour ago

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

LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny’s restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny's restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx
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1 hour ago

Today's National Selfie Day! Post your #selfi...

Today's National Selfie Day! Post your #selfie below and check out the best Houston spots to pose:

    To thine own self(ie) be true: The best spots in Houston to take selfies for National Selfie Day
    It's not like anyone needs a reason to post a selfie on social media, but June 21 gives us a great one. It's National Selfie Day. How is this different from any other day on social media? It's not, really, but having a designated day makes it sound all the more official.
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2 hours ago

The Houston Fire Department was at a house fi...

The Houston Fire Department was at a house fire at Idaho and Dumble in Houston this morning. https://chrn.cl/2yw0IQ3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Houston Fire Department was at a house fire at Idaho and Dumble in Houston this morning. https://chrn.cl/2yw0IQ3
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2 hours ago

What?!

What?!

    Did Houston deserve to be ranked second worst city in Texas to raise a kid?
    A recent Wallethub report looked at the best cities in Texas to raise a family, ranking 117 cities in the Lone Star State for their kid-friendliness. Surprisingly by Wallethub's standards the city of Houston ranked 116th, second to last to San Benito in the Rio Grande Valley.
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2 hours ago

How well do you *really* know Houston?

How well do you *really* know Houston?

    Test your city supremacy with our Houston Bingo Card
    Whether you're hugging Orbit at an Astros game or reciting Mike Jones' phone number, there are times you think to yourself, "This is so Houston." Heck, you'll likely think that at least once just entering the city and pulling up beside someone with swangas on their wheels.
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3 hours ago

Houston celebs take some of the best #selfie ...

Houston celebs take some of the best #selfie shots.

    Houston celebrities take some of the best selfies
    National Selfie Day is the one day of the year it's fine to be obsessed with looking at yourself.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

What do you think about this cover?

What do you think about this cover?

    Trump looks down at crying migrant child on new cover of Time
    The latest cover of Time magazine depicts President Donald Trump's immigrant family separation policy by showing Trump towering over a crying migrant child and staring down at her. The child on the cover is a 2-year-old Honduran girl who in a matter of days has become a symbol of the immigration debate in America largely due to a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and a San Francisco couple.
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4 hours ago

Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothi...

Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothing else, Keuchel strikes a classic pitcher's pose in the annual "Body Issue."

    Behind the scenes at Dallas Keuchel's Body Issue photo shoot
    Updated 9:28 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothing else, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel strikes a classic pitcher's pose in a photograph taken for ESPN The Magazine's annual "Body Issue."
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4 hours ago

"We've been here since 10 p.m. when we heard ...

"We've been here since 10 p.m. when we heard there were young people on flights coming from Texas."

    Hundreds flock New York City's LaGuardia to greet migrant children flown in from the border
    As Air Force One shuttled President Donald Trump back to Washington following a boisterous heartland rally, hundreds of people filled the terminals at the president's hometown airport. The spontaneous demonstration at New York City's LaGuardia was sparked by rumors of the arrival of migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Part of the agreement requires the restaurant...

Part of the agreement requires the restaurant to employ off-duty police officers and keep a tally of drinks consumed by customers.

    Bombshells sports bar allowed to sell alcohol in settlement requiring close monitoring
    Harris County prosecutors announced a settlement Wednesday that allows Bombshells a popular Gulf Freeway sports bar, to begin serving alcohol if it employs off-duty police officers and keeps a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

"The Little City That Could" earned the accol...

"The Little City That Could" earned the accolade for its resilience during Harvey.

    Katy finalist for 'Nicest Place in America'
    "The Little City That Could," a story about Katy and its residents helping each other in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, is a finalist in the Reader's Digest contest "Nicest Places in America." The story is by Trish Johnson, a longtime Katy resident who has written for local newspapers, including as a freelancer for the Houston Chronicle.
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5 hours ago

Remember "meeting" Koko?

Remember "meeting" Koko?

    Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46
    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
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5 hours ago

James Harden is expected to be named the NBA'...

James Harden is expected to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player next week, but until then he's living it up with his teammates on vacation.

    Rockets' James Harden living it up with teammates in offseason
    James Harden is expected to be named the NBA's Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, but until then he's living it up with his teammates on vacation.
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6 hours ago

His girlfriend requested that they both take ...

His girlfriend requested that they both take tests for sexually transmitted infections. After her test came back negative, he told her that his was also negative.

    Houston man who infected ex-girlfriend with HIV sentenced to 30 years in prison
    A Houston man who knowingly infected his ex-girlfriend with HIV after telling her he had no sexually transmitted diseases has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a Wednedsay plea deal. Karim Zakikhani, 34, admitted he had sexual intercourse with Sarita Anderson while aware he was infected with HIV, identified in Harris County court documents as a deadly weapon.
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6 hours ago

A suspect has been charged with murder, arson...

A suspect has been charged with murder, arson and abuse of a corpse.

    Body allegedly burned by former co-worker in S.A. was missing student, officials say
    The Bexar County Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday identified the 20-year-old man who was allegedly killed, set on fire in a North Side apartment and then found dead by firefighters responding to the blaze. Jared Vargas had been missing for three days prior to being discovered Monday in the apartment unit in the 7900 block of Jones Maltsberger Road.
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7 hours ago

They said the "executive order is only being ...

They said the "executive order is only being used as a political stunt to seem more compassionate."

    Houston advocates say Trump "reversal" on immigrant children doesn't reverse families' detention and criminalization
    The Houston landlord who leased a warehouse to a federal child care contractor said Wednesday has demanded that no children who were separated from their families at the border be housed in the facility.
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7 hours ago

They include 34 rabbits, 27 donkeys, four hor...

They include 34 rabbits, 27 donkeys, four horses, four cats, three dogs and one mule:

    73 animals rescued from Cypress property remain with SPCA
    The Houston SPCA this week was awarded custody of 73 animals rescued from a Cypress home earlier this month. At a hearing with Harris County Precint 1 Justice of the Peace David Patronella on Tuesday, Shirley Martinez, who stood with her son Christopher Martinez, was charged with abuse and neglect of these animals at her home in the 15000 block of Grant Road.
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8 hours ago

The ex-husband is on the run in Houston:

The ex-husband is on the run in Houston:

    Man accused in shooting of ex-wife's new boyfriend in SE Houston
    A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new boyfriend in the arm late Thursday in a Golfcrest apartment complex. The violence broke out just before midnight, when the suspect kicked in the front door of his ex-wife's second-story apartment near Golfcrest and the South Loop.
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8 hours ago

The Astros have become the first major league...

The Astros have become the first major league team to reach 50 wins!! GO 'STROS!!

    Astros use trio of homers to earn win No. 50
    George Springer slapped the dugout railing. Tony Kemp rose beside him, hand on head in disbelief. Jose Altuve trotted up the first-base line, the home run he launched still nowhere near its final resting place somewhere among the throngs of people populating the Crawford Boxes.
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8 hours ago

The property tax hike would have given Klein ...

The property tax hike would have given Klein ISD an additional $29 million, offsetting most of a budget deficit of more than $30 million.

    Voter rejection of tax hike could mean mass layoffs in Klein ISD
    Klein ISD could cut hundreds of teacher and staff jobs to offset a $30 million budget deficit after voters last week rejected a nine-cent property tax hike. The district's board of trustees will hold meetings Friday to discuss the looming budget crisis.
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9 hours ago

If you're looking for a job in Humble, you mi...

If you're looking for a job in Humble, you might be in luck.

    Humble ISD's 2018-19 budget includes 153 new staff positions
    Although the storm has passed and district facilities are in repair, Hurricane Harvey continues to have a lasting impact on Humble ISD. The storm caused a dip in property values that equated to about an $8 million loss of revenue from Humble ISD's $455.8 million 2018-19 budget, according to Mike Seale, the district's chief financial officer.
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9 hours ago

10 hours ago

For each crêpe sold with the Houston Food Ban...

For each crêpe sold with the Houston Food Bank logo, Sweet Paris will donate 33 cents to provide one school meal to a child in need.

    Katy's Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café opens its doors
    It was a sweet weekend for Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café as it celebrated its grand opening in La Centerra at Cinco Ranch with a ribbon cutting ceremony and trés délicieux cuisine. Representatives from the Houston Food Bank attended to announce their partnership with Sweet Paris in the "Eat Here, Feed There" program.
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11 hours ago

"Many of our city's most beloved and finest a...

"Many of our city's most beloved and finest architectural achievements, restaurants, residences and retailers call Uptown home. We will have a magnificent and grand boulevard to match."

    An Uptown for the 21st Century
    Updated 11:58 am, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Uptown's transformation reflects the vision of what 21st century urban life should be for all citizens. The vision is to rebuild Post Oak Boulevard into an exquisitely designed, grand boulevard while creating a beautifully landscaped pedestrian environment, preserving existing automobile lanes and substantially improving transit service to address the continuing growth of Houston.
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12 hours ago

🎶Cause if you should lose me, oh yeah, you'll...

🎶Cause if you should lose me, oh yeah, you'll lose a good thing🎶

    Empress of Gulf Coast Soul Barbara Lynn receives NEA honor
    Beaumont's Barbara Lynn was one of eight artists named today as recipients for the National Endowment for the Arts' National Heritage Fellowships. The honorees are chosen for "excellence of the artistic traditions found in communities all across the United States."
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13 hours ago

This is made entirely from matches 😮

This is made entirely from matches 😮

    Wearable art heats up the runway at For the Sake of Art gala
    It's hard to imagine a garment made of thousands of matches would be anything you'd want to wear. But Shirlette Thompson's creation at the For the Sake of Art gala and wearable art competition, benefiting the University Museum at Texas Southern University, was, well, sizzling on the runway.
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13 hours ago

The home has now seen a price drop from $2.84...

The home has now seen a price drop from $2.84 million to $2.44 million, according to an updated listing.

    Price slashed on former Cypress home of Anna Nicole Smith
    The former home of Anna Nicole Smith, on the market for about a year, has now seen a price drop from $2.84 million to $2.44 million, according to an updated listing. Smith, who died in 2007, lived in the home while she was married to elderly billionaire J. Howard Marshall, II.
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14 hours ago

The legislation will make Canada only the sec...

The legislation will make Canada only the second country in the world to make pot legal across the country.

    Trudeau: Canada to legalize marijuana on Oct. 17
    TORONTO (AP) - Marijuana will be legal nationwide in Canada starting Oct. 17 in a move that should take market share away from organized crime and protect the country's youth, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday.
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14 hours ago

The grand opening is set for July 4.

The grand opening is set for July 4.

    Henderson & Kane General Store opens in Old Sixth Ward
    For years John and Veronica Avila have shared a soft spot for Houston's old Sixth Ward. They admired the feel of the neighborhood with its Victorian homes, brick streets, and charming character tucked just off the Washington Corridor. Today, they have channeled that passion into a business in the heart of the Sixth Ward.
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15 hours ago

Once he was confronted by the employee, Lawre...

Once he was confronted by the employee, Lawrence was definitely...😎 shook

    Dunkin' Donuts employee attacked, detains suspect until deputies arrive
    A Klein-area Dunkin' Donuts employee detained a burglary suspect while being attacked with a crowbar until deputies arrived to make an arrest on Tuesday, authorities said. The employee arrived to work at 6127 FM 2920 in the early morning hours and found damage to the front door.
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15 hours ago

The famous Texas hotel renovated more than 35...

The famous Texas hotel renovated more than 35 rooms along with the exterior, which included replastering the historic and standard rooms, installing new HVAC systems, new roofing, and repainting the lodge's exterior.

    Famous Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park renovated and open for reservations
    Published 1:03 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 The notoriously hard-to-get-into Indian Lodge at Davis Mountains State Park is officially accepting reservations after finally completing months of expensive renovations.
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16 hours ago

This year, Texas' four biggest cities made th...

This year, Texas' four biggest cities made the grade

    Texas metros win big on 'America's best cities' ranking
    Texans are in luck. Residents living in any of the state's major cities are residing in some of the best big cities in America. This year, Texas' four biggest cities landed on the annual list of "America's best large cities," a ranking by municipal research site Best Cities.
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16 hours ago

Jarred Vanderbilt likely will be the 47th for...

Jarred Vanderbilt likely will be the 47th former Houston area high school star taken in the NBA Draft. Here's the complete list.

    All-time Houston area players taken in the NBA Draft
    Jarred Vanderbilt should add to the Houston high school basketball legacy of a local player being selected in the NBA Draft.
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17 hours ago

The post he shared read, "There are currently...

The post he shared read, "There are currently 765,000 children separated from their active-duty military parents."

    Texas Ag Commissioner Sid Miller compares separating migrant children to serving in military
    Texas' Agriculture Commissioner believes forcibly splitting apart migrant families can be compared to how families are separated when parents are serving in the military. On Wednesday, Republican incumbent and Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller shared a post that read, "There are currently 765,000 children separated from their active-duty military parents."
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17 hours ago

They will be required to employ off-duty poli...

They will be required to employ off-duty police officers and keep a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.

    Bombshells sports bar allowed to sell alcohol in settlement requiring close monitoring
    Harris County prosecutors announced a settlement Wednesday that allows Bombshells a popular Gulf Freeway sports bar, to begin serving alcohol if it employs off-duty police officers and keeps a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries ma...

The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days.

    CVS Health will now deliver prescriptions to your home
    CVS Health will make prescription deliveries nationwide to accommodate the heightened expectations of convenience from consumers. The nation's second-largest drugstore chain says it also will make home deliveries of other items, like allergy medicines, vitamins or household products. The service will cost $4.99 for deliveries made in one or two days.
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18 hours ago

I don't know...that seems like a lot to spend...

I don't know...that seems like a lot to spend on sneakers

    Rockets' P.J. Tucker estimates he spent $200,000 on sneakers last season
    The Rockets' P.J. Tucker is probably the biggest sneakerhead in the NBA, which is a league full of sneakerheads. In an interview with Complex that was published Tuesday, Tucker estimated that he spent "probably close to ($200,000)" on shoes in the past year.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

5,664-square-feet French stucco residence fea...

5,664-square-feet French stucco residence features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a swimming pool with outdoor seating and cooking areas.

    Stunning French stucco mansion for sale in Houston for millions
    A decadent 5,664-square-feet French stucco residence in Houston's Stablewood community has hit the market. The home at 8731 Crescent Gate Lane is on the market for $2.45 million. It features five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and a swimming pool with outdoor seating and cooking areas.
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19 hours ago

The Astros look poised to add to their collec...

The Astros look poised to add to their collection of hardware from the 2017 season.

    Astros nominated for several ESPY Awards
    Published 2:48 pm, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 One game and two players will join the entire Astros' 2017 team in contention for numerous ESPY Awards next month. The 2017 World Series champion Astros are among seven teams nominated for Best Team, ESPN revealed Wednesday morning, along with recognition for Jose Altuve and George Springer.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

In just five days, 250,000 contributors have ...

In just five days, 250,000 contributors have donated

    Facebook campaign to reunite immigrant kids in Texas with parents raises over $10 million
    A campaign to reunite immigrant children with their parents in Texas after being separated by President Donald Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy has become the largest ever single fundraising effort using the Facebook platform, surpassing the $10 million mark in just five days.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The PBS 'Nova' special ponders if the season ...

The PBS 'Nova' special ponders if the season of Harvey, Irma and Maria is the new normal

    'Rise of the Superstorms' looks back at Hurricane Harvey and the devastating 2017 summer
    If it's June, that means it's hurricane season and time to prepare for the next storm. PBS is assisting in this effort with an upcoming installment of its science series, "Nova." The episode, "Rise of the Superstorms," airing on KUHT/8 at 8 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

The sweet baby weighs a whopping 345 pounds:

The sweet baby weighs a whopping 345 pounds:

    Houston Zoo's newest baby elephant is pretty adorable
    The Houston Zoo's newest little baby isn't so little -- she's about 345 pounds, actually. Tilly, a newborn Asian elephant, took her first steps to greet the public on Tuesday. The 2-day-old elephant was followed closely by her 35-year-old mother, Tess.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Maybe our laughs sound better on record?

Maybe our laughs sound better on record?

    Comedian Gabriel Iglesias will record his next Netflix special in Houston
    Comedians have a long history of recording their best comedy sets in the Bayou City and Gabriel Iglesias is poised to be the next one. Later this year, the actor and comic will tape his next Netflix special in Houston at the Toyota Center.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

HOLD UP-- for just $100 anyone can just have ...

HOLD UP-- for just $100 anyone can just have their own dino egg?!?!?

    'Jurassic World' is a boon for one Texas business selling massive dinosaur ornaments
    Dinosaurs have become a big part of Frazier's Ornamental & Architectural Concret e in more ways than one. Since the 1950s, Frazier's has sold architectural concrete and decorative ornaments. The business moved to the corner of U.S. 290 and Texas 6 in Hempstead in 2000 and made its dinosaur ornaments a prominent fixture.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

"I Fear No Man And I Feel No Pain!" - Big Van...

"I Fear No Man And I Feel No Pain!" - Big Van Vader

    Former professional wrestling star Vader dead at 63
    Former professional wrestling star Vader died at age 63 Monday night. Vader's son posted on Twitter about his father's death Wednesday morning: "Around a month ago my father was diagnosed with a severe case of Pneumonia. He fought extremely hard and clinically was making progress.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Where do you stand on The Wave?

Where do you stand on The Wave?

    Houston Astros superfans debate merits of The Wave at Minute Maid Park
    Imagine the perfect night out at Minute Maid Park. The boys in orange and blue are whooping up on a team, maybe the one from Arlington, and slugger Carlos Correa is up to bat with the bases loaded. All is right in the world off of Texas Avenue.
    https://www.chron.com

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