42 min ago

Police found the child crying in the backseat...

Police found the child crying in the backseat of the vehicle.

    Texas mom arrested after leaving crying toddler in car while partying at nightclub
    Published 10:33 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 A young West Texas mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her crying toddler in her vehicle while she partied at a nightclub. According to Odessa American, Itzel Vazquez-Barrera, now 23, went to an Odessa nightclub on Tuesday, April 17, to celebrate her birthday and left her 3-year-old son in the backseat of her Jeep.
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1 hour ago

The news comes after Reginald Moore, who over...

The news comes after Reginald Moore, who oversees a cemetery near the construction site, warned school officials to not build in the area.

    Nearly 80 graves found at Fort Bend ISD construction site
    Nearly 80 graves now have been discovered at the construction site of a Fort Bend ISD technical center, school district officials said. The news comes after Reginald Moore, who oversees a cemetery near the construction site, warned school officials not to build in the area because he believed more bodies could be buried nearby.
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1 hour ago

She successfully completed an emergency landi...

She successfully completed an emergency landing, sparing the lives of 148 people and averting a far worse catastrophe.

    She calmly landed the Southwest flight and broke barriers as a fighter pilot
    The pilot's voice was calm yet focused as her plane descended with 149 people on board. "Southwest 1380, we're single engine," Capt. Tammie Jo Shults, a former fighter pilot with the U.S. Navy, said. "We have part of the aircraft missing so we're going to need to slow down a bit."
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2 hours ago

One passenger bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the j...

One passenger bought in-flight Wi-Fi as the jet descended so he could say goodbye to his loved ones.

    A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling. Some passengers wondered if they would ever hug their children again.
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2 hours ago

The Muslim nurse was stabbed in the arm:

The Muslim nurse was stabbed in the arm:

    Sheriff's Office release sketch in stabbing where attacker shouted anti-Islamic slurs
    The Harris County Sheriff's Office on Thursday released the sketch of a man sought in the stabbing of a 31-year-old nurse while shouting anti-Islamic slurs. The stabbing has been labeled as a "possible hate crime." The woman, who was wearing a head scarf, was called a terrorist by the man, as well as other slurs.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The first-ever high five appears to have happ...

The first-ever high five appears to have happened in 1977, during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros:

    This photo shows the first ever high five - here's the surprising backstory
    ESPN, "The High Five" National High Five Day is Thursday, April 19. The first-ever high five appears to have happened in 1977, during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Houston Astros. After a home run, Dodgers outfielder Dusty Baker high-fived his teammate, Glenn Burke.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Chronicle exclusive: Riff Raff just released ...

Chronicle exclusive: Riff Raff just released a new single. Hear it here first:

    Premiere: Houston rapper Riff Raff is 'Posin' Taking Pictures' on new single
    Riff Raff has never been one to shy away from a camera. It makes sense, then, that his new single is called "Posin' Taking Pictures." The Houston-born rapper premieres his new single, above, exclusively on chron.com. It features Young Hu$tle. Give it a listen.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

He befriended two different families who had ...

He befriended two different families who had young children, including a toddler boy and an infant girl he met while window washing, and offered to babysit them.

    Children's hospital window washer who dressed as Spiderman to be jailed 105 years for child porn
    Jarratt A. Turner, 36, of Nashville, was sentenced to 105 years in prison after pleading guilty to multiple instances of production of child pornography and transportation of child pornography. One of the ways Turner found his victims was by dressing up as Spiderman while washing windows Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Steak, booze, and batting practice at Minute ...

Steak, booze, and batting practice at Minute Maid Park? We're in.

    How to spend $1 million in Houston in one day on just experiences
    Imagine having $1 million to spend over 24 hours in Houston, but nothing can be kept or owned when the day is done. It would be quite like the 1985 film "Brewster's Millions" where Richard Pryor is a minor league ballplayer who has to spend $30 million in 30 days to inherit $300 million.
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4 hours ago

Years ago, the mom found a horrific murder sc...

Years ago, the mom found a horrific murder scene: the two children were dead in the bathtub and the nanny was slashing her own neck with a kitchen knife.

    Nanny murder trial: Guilty verdict for caregiver who killed two children with kitchen knife
    Kevin Krim, a man battered by incredible grief for the last five years, walked into a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday, slipping into a seat in gallery's front row. The jury was set to announce a verdict in the murder trial of Yoselyn Ortega, the nanny accused of murdering Krim's two young children, Lucia, 6, and Leo, 2.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The deputy appears to be on the road to recov...

The deputy appears to be on the road to recovery.

    Constable deputy wounded in shootout walking again, according to Constable Mark Herman
    A Harris County deputy constable who was wounded in a Tuesday shootout seems to be on the road to recovery as he was walking with the aid of a walker late Wednesday night. The Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4 shared a photo of deputy Christopher Gaines on his feet early Thursday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

A map of the 7,500 high-water rescues during ...

A map of the 7,500 high-water rescues during Harvey suggests how ineffective Harris County's flood plain map is when it comes to predicting where Houston neighborhoods will flood.

    Map: In Houston neighborhood, 80 percent of high-water rescue calls were outside of flood plain
    High-Water Rescues By Neighborhood A map of the approximate 7,500 high-water rescues calls that came in during Hurricane Harvey further suggests how ineffective Harris County's flood plain map is when it comes to predicting where Houston neighborhoods will flood.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

CONGRATS, JJ Watt!!

CONGRATS, JJ Watt!!

    Texans DE J.J. Watt makes Time 100 most influential list
    Updated 8:15 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has been named as one of Time's 100 most influential people in the world. Watt was honored for his Hurricane Harvey relief effort in the Houston area and southeast Texas. He raised more than $37 million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shoo...

As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shook the basketball world Wednesday night, NBA players and fans took to social media to share their condolences and heartache.

    NBA players, fans react to the death of Gregg Popovich's wife, Erin
    Updated 7:34 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018 As news of Gregg Popovich's wife's death shook the basketball world Wednesday night, NBA players and fans took to social media to share their condolences and heartache.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthous...

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal a ATM this morning, making it the third burglary at a courthouse this week.

    Burglars target ATM in Baytown courthouse
    Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal a ATM Thursday morning, making it the third attempted burglary at a courthouse this week, according to television reports. The burglars smashed through a glass door at the Harris County Courthouse Precinct 3, on 701 Baker in Baytown, Metro Video reported.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, whic...

The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month.

    Largest maker of bump stocks will stop accepting orders
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The largest manufacturer of bump stocks, which allow semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like automatic firearms, announced Wednesday that it will stop taking orders and shut down its website next month. The announcement comes about a month after President Donald Trump said his administration would "ban" bump stocks, which he said "turn legal weapons into illegal machines."
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A freight train struck two empty cars that we...

A freight train struck two empty cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue this morning.

    Train hits two empty cars on tracks in Washington Avenue area
    A freight train struck two empty cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue Thursday morning. How the cars got on the railroad tracks is mostly unclear, said Lt. Larry Crowson of the Houston Police Department. Around 4 a.m., a Union Pacific engineer called Houston police about the accident, north of Washington near Shepherd.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The waterpark and surrounding property are fa...

The waterpark and surrounding property are facing foreclosure May 1 if a buyer cannot be found before then.

    Schlitterbahn's Corpus park has two weeks to find buyer or face foreclosure
    Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resorts co-owner Jeffrey Henry's recent indictment on second-degree murder charges has negatively affected efforts to sell its park and hotel on North Padre Island, a representative for a bankruptcy trustee said Tuesday. The waterpark and surrounding property are facing foreclosure May 1 if a buyer cannot be found before then.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling ...

Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling them they were fired:

    Here's the letter Sears sent workers telling them they were fired (SHLD)
    Getty/Scott Olson Sears is closing 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores. Most of the stores will close by April. The upcoming round of closures will leave the company with fewer than 940 stores, down from 3,510 six years ago. Kmart has been among the hardest hit by recent closures in the retail industry.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Maybe he just had a really bad cough?

Maybe he just had a really bad cough?

    Houston man found with 252 bottles of 'Purple Drank' ingredient promethazine, police say
    A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting more than 250 bottles of promethazine syrup, the main ingredient in the drug "Purple Drank." A Mobile County sheriff's deputy pulled over Dannon Vashon Jamison, of Houston, on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this week for a traffic violation.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle added 4 ...

Do you know a Hero of Harvey? Share their story and read the stories of others at https://www.chron.com/harveyhero.


11 hours ago

One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ra...

One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ranking captains is being allowed to retire with benefits following an investigation into a domestic disturbance that involved the officer and his wife.

    Sheriff's captain to retire following domestic disturbance investigation
    One of the Montgomery County sheriff's top-ranking captains is being allowed to retire with benefits following an investigation into a domestic disturbance that involved the officer and his wife at their Conroe home in August. According to Conroe attorney Steve Jackson, Capt. Bryan Carlisle submitted his resignation to retire following the investigation.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

He was found guilty on all counts.

He was found guilty on all counts.

    Bexar jury takes just 2 hours to find man guilty in abuse case involving kids tied up like dogs
    A Bexar County jury took about two hours Wednesday to find a man guilty in a horrific child abuse case involving two children who were bound by their ankles and wrists and tied like animals in the backyard of a Northeast Bexar County home in 2016.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The racist remark did not go unanswered.

The racist remark did not go unanswered.

    Alex Jones Blasted for Telling Unhappy African-Americans to 'Go to Africa' (Video)
    Alex Jones revived a centuries-old racial taunt Wednesday, telling African-Americans that if they aren't happy in the United States, they should go to Africa. "Again, if America is so bad - the whole thing is - why don't you go to Africa," said Jones.
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13 hours ago

The transformation is stunning.

The transformation is stunning.

    Unrecognizable Antonio Banderas bristles with intensity as Picasso
    The Spanish actor fully embraces role of iconic artist in the Nat Geo series "Genius."
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott h...

Kylie Jenner and her boyfriend Travis Scott had great seats for tonight's Houston Rockets game.

    Kylie Jenner, Travis Scott sit courtside at Rockets playoff game
    It's not unusual to see Travis Scott sitting courtside at a Rockets game. The rapper grew up in Missouri City and even was a Rockets ball boy as a teenager. On Wednesday, he brought along girlfriend Kylie Jenner to up the star factor at Toyota Center.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The Houston Rockets rolled over the Timberwol...

The Houston Rockets rolled over the Timberwolves to take control of their first round playoff series.

    Rockets go Green, blast Timberwolves for 2-0 series lead
    The Green light that Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni gives his gunners is not really named after one guy. He just made it seem that way.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The writer of the Sports Illustrated story th...

The writer of the Sports Illustrated story that correctly predicted the Houston Astros' destiny has a new book coming out about the team.

    New book Astroball will detail Astros' rise to title
    Moneyball was a big hit as a book 15 years ago and just as big a hit as a Brad Pitt-led movie eight years later. Now, we'll have Astroball. Ben Reiter, the same Sports Illustrated writer who wrote the 2014 story predicting the Astros would be the 2017 World Series champions, has a new book coming out - Astroball: The New Way to Win It All.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at ...

HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at the plate. Clear Springs baserunner Tyler Hendrickson tries to score a run past Friendswood catcher Payton Ditta on April 17. DETAILS AND PHOTOS: https://bit.ly/2qI53tc

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Check out this play at the plate. Clear Springs baserunner Tyler Hendrickson tries to score a run past Friendswood catcher Payton Ditta on April 17. DETAILS AND PHOTOS:...
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16 hours ago

As the old saying goes, "I wasn't born in Tex...

As the old saying goes, "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here as fast as I could!"

    When and why did the Bush family move to Texas?
    As the world mourns former first lady Barbara Bush, we look at why and how the family ended up in Texas so long ago. The history of the Bush family in Texas, a state so intertwined with their shared legacy and pedigree to this very day, dates back to World War II.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

One man died in an early morning crash near G...

One man died in an early morning crash near George Bush Intercontinental Airport that left his car upright, rooted in the ground. https://bit.ly/2vpNeUs

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    One man died in an early morning crash near George Bush Intercontinental Airport that left his car upright, rooted in the ground. https://bit.ly/2vpNeUs
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17 hours ago

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

    Texas red snapper season extended to 82 days, longest since 2007
    After more than two decades of seeing opportunities to catch and retain red snapper from federally controlled waters of the Gulf of Mexico increasingly restricted even as the popular reef fishes' once-struggling population soared, Texas' long-suffering offshore recreational anglers this week saw that pendulum swing slightly but significantly the other direction.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. ...

Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. Known as the "Bicycle House," it was featured in the Season 1 finale, titled "The Fifth Street Story."

    'Fixer Upper' Classic From Season 1 Is Listed in Waco for $350K
    Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market. Known as the "Bicycle House," it was featured in the Season 1 finale, titled "The Fifth Street Story." provided by Published 2:00 pm, Monday, April 16, 2018 Another "Fixer Upper" home is on the market!
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Spurs in mourning after death of Popovich's wife
    SAN ANTONIO - Erin Popovich, the wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, died Wednesday, the Spurs announced in a statement. "We mourn the loss of Erin," Spurs general manager R.C. Buford said. "She was a strong, wonderful, kind, intelligent woman who provided love, support and humor for all of us."
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The words "barn" and "elegant" don't seem lik...

The words "barn" and "elegant" don't seem like they go together, but a $1.8 million home for sale in Upper Kirby makes a convincing case for this combo.

    Upper Kirby home is barn on the outside, slick on the inside
    The words "barn" and "elegant" don't seem like they go together, but a $1.8 million home for sale in Upper Kirby makes a convincing case for this combo. This tall, sleek building on a corner lot stands out among the other traditional properties on the street.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

LOOK AT THIS LITTLE HOGLET!

LOOK AT THIS LITTLE HOGLET!

    Houston Zoo shows off brand new red river hoglet born on site
    On Wednesday the Houston Zoo shared photos and video of a tiny red river hoglet born at one of its most popular habitats. The hoglet was born April 9 to first-time mom Vidalia.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV...

Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million.

    Michelle Pfeiffer lists wonderful Woodside estate for $29.5M
    Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million. provided by Published 9:00 am, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Actress Michelle Pfeiffer and her husband, TV producer David E. Kelley, have listed their purr-fect Woodside, CA, estate for $29.5 million, according to W magazine.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Tex-Mex, pizza, Chinese food: Remembering the...

Tex-Mex, pizza, Chinese food: Remembering the foodie Barbara Bush:

    From Ninfa's to The Palm, Barbara Bush the 'foodie' savored Houston's dining scene
    There is ample evidence to suggest that Barbara Bush was a foodie even before the term for the modern gourmand was coined. "She appreciated good food and she would go to lengths to get what she wanted to eat," said Phyllis Mandola, daughter of the Houston restaurateur "Mama" Ninfa Laurenzo and wife of Tony Mandola of Tony Mandola's Gulf Coast Kitchen.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

20 hours ago

Creative builders are ushering in a fleet of ...

Creative builders are ushering in a fleet of iceberg homes, with hulking spaces concealed beneath the surface.

    Space-hungry Bay Area homeowners are hiding entire 'iceberg homes' underground
    Take a stroll down the 100 block of sleepy, residential Kellogg Avenue in Old Palo Alto and you'll see what appears to be a smattering of modest bungalows, their lawns peaceful with playing children and fallen leaves. But there's something deeper to Kellogg Avenue-much deeper.
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20 hours ago

He was a long way from Houston.

He was a long way from Houston.

    Houston man found with 252 bottles of 'Purple Drank' ingredient promethazine, police say
    A Houston man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly transporting more than 250 bottles of promethazine syrup, the main ingredient in the drug "Purple Drank." A Mobile County sheriff's deputy pulled over Dannon Vashon Jamison, of Houston, on Interstate 10 in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this week for a traffic violation.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

He denied allegations of lewd behavior in an ...

He denied allegations of lewd behavior in an Uber.

    Marin man represents himself in rape case, says he's innocent because accuser is '300 pounds'
    Updated 12:57 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018 A Marin County man on trial for rape said Thursday he could not have committed the crime because he's "a good-looking guy" and the alleged victim is "300 pounds," local media reported.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Moving.

Moving.

    Gripping photo of Wheeler County volunteer firefighters gains attention on social media
    A gripping photo of two volunteer firefighters resting as smoke and smog surround them is gaining interest on social media. Mark Marshall, a volunteer firefighter for Wheeler County, captured the photo of his fellow firemen, Braden Moore and Marcus Rose, resting as they were fighting a fire in neighboring Gray County.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

A new Texas vacation rental property is openi...

A new Texas vacation rental property is opening their doors soon and they are bringing the glamping trend to the Hill Country.

    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.
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22 hours ago

Be prepared to see a lot of more the scaly an...

Be prepared to see a lot of more the scaly animals out and about as the weather warms up.

    Police, parks and wildlife relocate aggressive alligator in Atascocita
    Warm weather means more alligator sightings in South Texas. On Monday, the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4 tweeted a photo of Texas Parks and Wildlife workers securing what it called an aggressive alligator. The reptile was picked up in the 17300 block of West Lake Houston in Atascocita.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on ...

A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of people including calls for help during robberies and homicides will spend 10 days in jail.

    Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of callers sentenced to 18 months probation
    A former Houston 911 operator who hung up on thousands of people including calls for help during robberies and homicides will spend 10 days in jail and 18 months on probation. Harris County jurors on Wednesday found Crenshanda Williams, 44, guilty of interference with emergency telephone calls.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

Who will you nominate?

Who will you nominate?

    We're looking for Houston's top fitness trainers, instructors
    Summer's coming and that beach-body won't magically get in shape from the sofa. Sometimes it takes a village, and great fitness trainers and instructors, to get in shape. Each year, I compile a list of some of Houston's favorite fitness pros.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Texas is full of parks for a good stargazing ...

Texas is full of parks for a good stargazing session, especially during International Dark Sky Week.

    The best places in Texas to stargaze during Dark Sky Week
    Published 3:22 pm, Tuesday, April 17, 2018 Texas is full of parks if you're in need of good stargazing session, especially during International Dark Sky Week. The week, which lasts through April 21, according to the event's website, was created to call attention to light pollution and its effects by a high school student in 2003.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

He is the first person in the world to receiv...

He is the first person in the world to receive a second face transplant, something that's led media to refer to him as the "man with three faces."

    Man with 3 faces: Frenchman gets 2nd face transplant
    LONDON (AP) - In a medical first, a French surgeon says he has performed a second face transplant on the same patient - who is now doing well and even spent a recent weekend in Brittany. Dr. Laurent Lantieri of the Georges Pompidou Hospital in Paris first transplanted a new face onto Jerome Hamon in 2010, when Hamon was in his mid-30s.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

She didn't mince words in a series of tweets ...

She didn't mince words in a series of tweets posted an hours after the former first lady's passing.

    Fresno State professor calls Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist,' stirs online backlash
    A Fresno State English professor didn't mince words in a series of tweets she posted an hour after the passing of the former first lady Barbara Bush. Randa Jarrar said Bush was smart and generous but also called her an "amazing racist" who raised a "war criminal."
    https://www.chron.com

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