1 hour ago

Equipped with lake views and amenities for da...

Equipped with lake views and amenities for days, a Lakeside mansion has hit the market for $1.3 million

    Photos: Luxurious Laredo home with lake views hits the market for $1.3M
    If you're looking for your own border oasis, you may find solace near the water of Lake Casa Blanca in Laredo.
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1 hour ago

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https:...

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https://trib.al/x8v16Pm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas. 471,253 likes · 82,208 talking about this. Houston's hub for news and conversation. Like us to...
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1 hour ago

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to...

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to national prominence after a 53 second cell phone video was published last year showing Thompson, who had pinned Hernandez face down on the sidewalk, holding his neck in a chokehold on the walkway outside a Denny’s in the Crosby area.

    Jurors deliberate Houston man's fate in choking trial
    A jury began deliberations in the murder trial of Terry Thompson late Thursday, after his defense attorney and state prosecutors gave them dramatically contrasting arguments about how and why he put a young Houston father in a chokehold that cause his strangulation death.
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2 hours ago

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ...

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ahead but it's great to see him home."

    Watch: Santa Fe ISD officer receives hero's welcome after hospital release
    Police officers from League City and other departments gathered at the home of Santa Fe ISD Police Officer John Barnes, welcoming him after Barnes spent 33 days recovering at the hospital after he was shot in the line of duty in the Santa Fe High School mass shooting in May.
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2 hours ago

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, ...

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy counties.

    Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for severe flooding across South Texas
    As of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Corpus Christi had received in just three days almost triple the rainfall it normally gets for the entire month of June, according to the National Weather Service.
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2 hours ago

“It’s so important for people to know the hum...

“It’s so important for people to know the human spirit has so much to give. You get back so much when you give”

    Executive spurred to action after his house becomes a shelter for neighbors
    Dat Tran didn't know his Bellaire home had the highest elevation on the block until Hurricane Harvey hit. His was the only house that didn't flood. Tran's home was dry ground. In fact, a NBC news photo of a National Guardsman standing in Tran's front yard, surrounded by water, illustrated the widespread flooding for a world audience.
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2 hours ago

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

    'Shame on you, Sid Miller:' Opponent rips Texas Ag Commissioner over controversial comments
    Sid Miller's Democratic challenger issued a scathing statement on Thursday after the sitting Texas Ag Commissioner compared the separation of migrant children to serving in the military. "It is ignorant to compare the families of America's service members to the unconscionable situation that vulnerable migrant children are being subjected to, and especially insulting from someone who chose to NOT serve his country in the armed forces," Kim Olson said in a statement.
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3 hours ago

Who wore it best?

Who wore it best?

    Astros' Evan Gattis, Brian McCann bobblehead sells out in minutes
    Each month, the Astros are releasing an exclusive Bobblehead of the Month, and they've already become a hot item. The Astros are ensuring the exclusivity of each bobblehead by making just 150 of each version. On Thursday, the Astros released the June version featuring lookalikes Evan Gattis and Brian McCann wearing matching sweaters and posted Stepbrothers style with Gattis playing the role of John C.
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3 hours ago

Lookin' good, Houston!

Lookin' good, Houston!

    Readers share their best photos for National Selfie Day
    If there were a photo type to define the millennial generation, the selfie is certainly it. It's not too late to celebrate this informal holiday, which was allegedly founded four years ago by Texas radio DJ Rick McNeely.
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3 hours ago

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white v...

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.

    Katy Freeway HOV lanes blocked after car fire
    A car fire on the Katy Freeway's outbound HOV lane has some of the HOV lanes blocked, according to Houston TranStar cameras. Houston fire crews were called to the HOV lanes near Barker Cypress Road around 4:30 p.m. Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.
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4 hours ago

Well this stinks...

Well this stinks...

    Fecal bacteria levels at Texas beaches on the rise after rain-filled week
    Several beaches across Texas are reporting medium or high levels of bacteria after a stormy week across the state.
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4 hours ago

On Friday, the first of six "Hey LeBron" bill...

On Friday, the first of six "Hey LeBron" billboards will go up along Highway 59, near the Fountain View Drive exit.

    'Hey LeBron' billboards to hit Houston Friday
    What's it going to take to bring LeBron James to Houston? One local super fan hopes that his viral campaign can help bring the most sought-after player in the NBA to the Rockets. Greg Andrews, vice president and co-owner of S&S Industries, is launching a full marketing campaign aimed at showing James why he should pack up for HTown.
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4 hours ago

"If they wanted formally to consent, they can...

"If they wanted formally to consent, they can say, 'we consent.' What we think they should do is put their customer interests first and say, 'we don't consent unless there is probable cause or a warrant.'"

    As Border Patrol searches its buses, Greyhound is pulled into immigration uproar
    He was a 12-year Miami resident originally from Trinidad, taken off a Greyhound bus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by U.S. Border Patrol agents in January. She was a 60-something Jamaican national who had just met her granddaughter for the first time, whose Greyhound was stopped by Border Patrol.
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4 hours ago

Still time to pick a good spot for #ThirstyTh...

Still time to pick a good spot for #ThirstyThursday 🍻

    Best Happy Hour spots in Houston to get your food and drink on
    Eating or drinking out can get pretty pricey if one isn't careful. Luckily, bars and restaurants have invented a nifty marketing trick called happy hour, offering patrons cheaper prices at certain hours of the day.
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4 hours ago

He is facing a capital murder charge for his ...

He is facing a capital murder charge for his alleged role in a deadly home invasion

    Teen charged in deadly Greenspoint home invasion
    A teenager accused in the shooting death of a 55-year-old man in the Greenspoint area last year is now behind bars, officials said Thursday. Jonathan Vera, 17, is facing a capital murder charge for his alleged role in a deadly home invasion October 19, 2017, in the 200 block of Casa Grande.
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5 hours ago

Recent rainy weather is pushing back the open...

Recent rainy weather is pushing back the opening date, but it's still scheduled to open this summer:

    Big Rivers Waterpark grand opening postponed until July
    Big Rivers Waterpark & Gator Bayou Adventure Park will open in July due to recent inclement weather, according to a Big Rivers Waterpark Facebook post. "Due to recent inclement weather patterns and projections from the National Weather Service, it is with regret that we have decided to reschedule the Grand Opening date for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park into July," the Facebook post said.
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5 hours ago

Police at one Texas department opted not to c...

Police at one Texas department opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the DA's office for review.

    Domestic violence case involving SAPD officer passed to DA
    San Antonio police on Wednesday opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for review. Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée, Krista Cooper-Nurse, with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.
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6 hours ago

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that r...

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

    Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket
    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. The green, hooded military jacket had the words written graffiti-style on the back.
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6 hours ago

Parents: Beware of this scary condition where...

Parents: Beware of this scary condition where children appear fine after a day at the pool, only to have trouble breathing hours later.

    'Dry Drowning' signs that every parent should be aware of
    According to the American Osteopathic Association, dry and secondary drowning can occur after inhaling water through the nose or mouth. Here are the warning signs you should be aware of if your child has recently had a near-drowning experience, or inhaled a large amount of water: The AOA says if your child experiences any of these symptoms after a day in the water, pay close attention and call your doctor..
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7 hours 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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7 hours 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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7 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was 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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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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7 hours 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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8 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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8 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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8 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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9 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.
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9 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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10 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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10 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.
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10 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.
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11 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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11 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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11 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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12 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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12 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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13 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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13 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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14 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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14 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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14 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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15 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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15 hours ago

16 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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17 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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18 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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19 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.
    https://www.chron.com

19 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.
    https://www.chron.com

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