44 min ago

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and ...

Justin Verlander was excellent as always and Jose Altuve hit his first home run of the season in the Houston Astros' win today.

    Justin Verlander shines in Astros' win over Angels
    Published 3:59 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Justin Verlander undertook a meticulous spring training, focusing on the minute and mundane. There was a priority on detail, not satisfied with ensuring his right arm and overall conditioning. Starting seasons strong hasn't been his forray. Until now.
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1 hour ago

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstell...

Some of the "song" titles include "Interstellar Plasma Sounds," "Lightning on Jupiter," and "Ultra Cold Liquid Helium."

    Have you heard NASA's eerie soundtrack of space sounds?
    Published 7:45 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Six months ago NASA released a soundtrack of space sounds, but it seemed like hardly anyone noticed. According to the Soundcloud page, scientists were able to convert captured radio emissions to creepy sound waves.
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1 hour ago

It took two people to replace Lindsey Bucking...

It took two people to replace Lindsey Buckingham.

    Classic-rockers Fleetwood Mac coming back to Houston without a longtime member
    Longtime member Lindsay Buckingham left the group earlier this year.
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1 hour ago

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from it...

Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a bank in the Memorial area. https://bit.ly/2FheXGu
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2 hours ago

The shooter remains at large and a police hel...

The shooter remains at large and a police helicopter is searching the area around the crime scene.

    Police: Teen fatally shoots 18-year-old girlfriend before killing himself in San Antonio
    Updated 11:46 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 A 19-year-old man shot and killed his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend at a Southeast Side apartment complex Wednesday morning before killing himself in the woods behind the buildings, police said. Police have not identified the victim or shooter but said they ended a romantic relationship about a week ago.
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2 hours ago

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over contro...

Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations

    Houston ISD nixes partnership plans, risking school closures or state takeover
    Houston ISD leaders will not turn over control of its 10 longest-struggling schools to any outside organizations, the district's administration announced Wednesday, a decision that puts HISD at risk of forced campus closures or a state takeover of its locally elected school board.
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2 hours ago

The affected person is off campus, in stable ...

The affected person is off campus, in stable condition and will not return to the school "until no longer infectious."

    Case of tuberculosis confirmed at Texas high school
    Updated 12:39 pm, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 San Antonio Metropolitan Health District officials confirmed on Wednesday a case of tuberculosis at Brandeis High School in San Antonio. According to Metro Health, one individual contracted the infection, which typically affects the lungs.
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2 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four g...

PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four gunmen who they said robbed a family at gunpoint inside of their east Harris County home in February. https://bit.ly/2I4f9w5

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    PLEASE SHARE: Police are searching for four gunmen who they said robbed a family at gunpoint inside of their east Harris County home in February. https://bit.ly/2I4f9w5
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3 hours ago

#BREAKING: Bush has been moved into a regular...

#BREAKING: Bush has been moved into a regular patient room, where he's expected to continue his recover for several more days.

    Former President George H.W. Bush moved out of intensive care at Houston hospital
    Former President H.W. Bush has been transferred out of intensive care at Houston Methodist Hospital, according to a statement. Family spokesman Jim McGrath tweeted Wednesday that Bush, 93, has been transferred into a regular patient room, where he's expected to continue his recover for several more days.
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3 hours ago

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Get instant Houston breaking news alerts sent directly to your phone by texting CHRON to 77453.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Get instant Houston breaking news alerts sent directly to your phone by texting CHRON to 77453.
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3 hours ago

WHOOP!

WHOOP!

    The traditions, secrets and myths of Texas A&M University
    It's the stories behind everything on campus that makes the culture so intriguing to those on the outside. If a couple walks under that tree over there, they'll be together forever. If a student puts a penny on this statue over here, it's good luck.
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4 hours ago

Authorities have released the name of the 25-...

Authorities have released the name of the 25-year-old woman:

    Victim identified after woman's body found at Clear Lake Park
    Officials have identified a woman whose body was found at Clear Lake Park on Tuesday as 25-year-old Ashley George. The Harris County Sheriff's Office lists the case as a murder in a press release posted Wednesday morning. At about 4:15 a.m.
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4 hours ago

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unan...

Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unanimously and without discussion, approved a developer’s plan to build hundreds of homes in a west Houston flood plain:

    City Council unanimously backs plan to build homes in floodplain
    Mayor Sylvester Turner and City Council, unanimously and without discussion, approved a developer's plan to build hundreds of homes in a west Houston flood plain Wednesday. The vote will let the developers create a municipal utility district to issue bonds to pay for roads, water, sewer and drainage infrastructure on the former Pine Crest Golf Course, where homebuilder Meritage Homes and land developer MetroNational plan to build some 800 homes.
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4 hours ago

An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure...

An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure would make Bubba Gump proud! @Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU dish out details on the 50th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Do you know how this shrimping business tradition started? (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    An event happening in Kemah this weekend sure would make Bubba Gump proud! @Greenwood King Properties and #ForgottenDayHOU dish out details on the 50th Annual Blessing of the Fleet. Do you know how...
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4 hours ago

#BREAKING: City council must still approve th...

#BREAKING: City council must still approve the largest greenspace gift in Houston's history:

    Memorial Park restoration gets a $70 million boost
    Super-philanthropists Nancy and Rich Kinder, who have already donated $106 million to various greenspace projects across Houston in the last decade, have offered the Memorial Park Conservancy a $70 million grant, the largest single parks gift in the city's history.
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5 hours ago

"It's not too hot, not too cold, all you need...

"It's not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket."

    It's April 25, which means it's the 'perfect date'
    'All you need is a light jacket' on April 25, aka perfect weather day Published 8:07 am, Wednesday, April 25, 2018 It was a moment most people who watched the 2000 film, "Miss Congeniality" wouldn't soon forget, and a date that would go down in Hollywood history forever.
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5 hours ago

Five people, including four members of the le...

Five people, including four members of the leadership team, have now left the sheriff's office.

    Two more of sheriff's top brass resign
    Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Ken Culbreath and Capt. Kevin Ray both resigned Wednesday morning, marking the third and fourth members of Sheriff Rand Henderson's leadership team to depart within the past two months. Henderson confirmed the unrelated resignations to The Courier noting he has submitted information to the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office regarding both men but would not elaborate.
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5 hours ago

You don't have to leave the Lone Star State t...

You don't have to leave the Lone Star State to get a little taste of Hollywood.

    Dreaming of Hollywood? Visit these former movie sets in Texas
    If you want to experience the terror of the "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," you may want to travel to Kingsland, Texas, where Leatherface's house now sits. Although it's no longer occupied by a family of cannibals that prey upon weary road travelers, "The Chainsaw House" is now known as Grand Central Cafe, where movie fans can visit and eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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6 hours ago

Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public...

Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public space at the heart of Houston’s Theater District, may finally become a true people magnet courtesy of the second face-lift in its 51-year history.

    Jones Plaza to be redesigned as a 'game changer' for downtown Houston
    Jones Plaza, the often-empty, 1.5-acre public space at the heart of Houston's Theater District, may finally become a true people magnet courtesy of the second face-lift in its 51-year history.
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6 hours ago

"I love him, but he's got to wake up from whe...

"I love him, but he's got to wake up from wherever he's at right now."

    Reports: Houston father turns in his 18-year-old son after he 'brags about' breaking into 250 cars
    A Houston father decided to turn in his 18-year-old son after he confessed to breaking into hundreds of cars in the Austin area, where the son lives. In mid-April, Theodis Daniel spoke with his son, Cristian Daniel, over FaceTime and during the call, the 18-year-old told his father of his alleged crimes.
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6 hours ago

Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar, who spar...

Fresno State Professor Randa Jarrar, who sparked controversy after criticizing the late Barbara Bush on Twitter, will likely keep her job.

    Fresno state professor who called Barbara Bush an 'amazing racist' will keep her job
    A statement released Tuesday by Fresno State President Joseph Castro stated that while Jarrar's comments were "insensitive, inappropriate and an embarrassment to the university," she didn't violate CSU or university policies and "was acting in a private capacity and speaking about a public matter on her personal Twitter account."
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7 hours ago

They are in critical condition, as is the Hom...

They are in critical condition, as is the Home Depot employee who also was shot.

    Gunman wounds 2 Dallas police officers, store employee
    DALLAS (AP) - A man who shot and critically wounded two Dallas police officers and hurt an employee at a home improvement store led law enforcement on a high-speed car chase before he was captured in a late-night arrest.
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8 hours ago

The salary is different by police department ...

The salary is different by police department around the Houston area:

    How much new police officers make in the Houston area
    How much money would it take for you to join the force? Records obtained by Chron.com show that almost every law enforcement agency in Harris County is hiring. Some agencies even offer to pay for civilians to learn how to become a police officer, making the deal sound even sweeter.
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8 hours ago

The salary is different by department around ...

The salary is different by department around the Houston area:

    How much new police officers make in the Houston area
    How much money would it take for you to join the force? Records obtained by Chron.com show that almost every law enforcement agency in Harris County is hiring. Some agencies even offer to pay for civilians to learn how to become a police officer, making the deal sound even sweeter.
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8 hours ago

Michael Gene Jones, 18, is also accused in th...

Michael Gene Jones, 18, is also accused in the aggravated robbery of a deputy at a Porter gas station.

    Monday chase suspect also charged in 2016 attack on MoCo deputy
    A chase stretching two counties ended in northeast Houston on Monday night. The chase started at a Walmart store in Conroe, where police were called out to a reported theft. When they arrived, the suspect identified as Michael Gene Jones, 18, of Houston, allegedly hopped in a vehicle and sped away, Conroe police said.
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9 hours ago

Surveillance camera footage showed the thieve...

Surveillance camera footage showed the thieves placing the ATM in a large box truck and driving off.

    Forklift used to pry ATM from foundation
    Thieves used a forklift to pry an ATM from its foundation at a Memorial-area bank early Wednesday. Police responded to an alarm around 3:30 a.m. at the Houston Highway Credit Union in the 8100 block of Washington, north of the Katy Freeway, said Lt. Larry Crowson with the Houston Police Department.
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9 hours ago

Houston ISD board members adjourned late Tues...

Houston ISD board members adjourned late Tuesday without voting on a controversial measure to give up control over 10 low-performing schools after the meeting turned physical and police escorted members of the public — nearly all of whom opposed the plan — out of the room. DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2KdcT6f

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston ISD board members adjourned late Tuesday without voting on a controversial measure to give up control over 10 low-performing schools after the meeting turned physical and police escorted...
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10 hours ago

TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS: Harris County residents ...

TELL YOUR NEIGHBORS: Harris County residents who believe their property has been inappropriately valued have a strict deadline to challenge the appraisal.

    Deadline approaching to challenge property tax appraisals
    Harris County residents who believe their property has been inappropriately valued will have until May 15 to challenge the appraisal. Property tax protests are critical for many residents as the valuations set by the Harris County Appraisal District determine their property tax bills.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

A Houston police officer saw two cars driving...

A Houston police officer saw two cars driving next to each other at high rates of speed eastbound on Fuqua around 1:50 a.m.

    Two teens die in possible racing-related crash in SW Houston
    A Houston police officer saw two cars driving next to each other at high rates of speed, around 1:50 a.m., Houston Police Department Lt. Larry Crowson said. One of the drivers hit the other, causing the second car to spin out near Fuqua and Bathurst, he said.
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11 hours ago

Members of Mexico's most powerful cartel, Car...

Members of Mexico's most powerful cartel, Cartel Jalisco New Generation, may have confused the students with members of a rival drug cartel:

    Three Mexican film students were killed, their bodies dissolved in acid, authorities say
    Last month, three Mexican university students were filming a school project when they disappeared. The last time they were seen alive they were being forced into a car by two armed men dressed as police officers in Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city, in the western state of Jalisco.
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11 hours ago

The ad, as unappealing as it was, clearly did...

The ad, as unappealing as it was, clearly did the trick.

    Unappealingly hilarious Houston car ad goes viral
    A hilarious Houston car ad on Craigslist is spreading like wildfire on social media. The now-deleted 1999 Toyota Corolla ad kicks off by asking potential buyers: "You want a car that gets the job done? You want a car that's hassle free? You want a car that literally no one will ever compliment you on?
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

What do you think of the police department's ...

What do you think of the police department's approach?

    Police suspect-shame Dallas-area woman wanted for identity theft
    "What's been up?! We've obvi been looking all over for you! You've been laying low since we last saw you, which was using an innocent Southlake victim's identity to open up credit cards in person at a ton of stores in the metroplex."
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12 hours ago

Warning: Images are graphic.

Warning: Images are graphic.

    Report: More than 7,600 people killed in Mexico so far in 2018
    Published 9:27 am, Monday, April 23, 2018 A total of 7,667 people have been killed in Mexico so far in 2018, a 20 percent increase from the same period last year, Agence France-Presse reported. In the first four months of 2017, 6,406 were reported killed.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

A suspended Border Patrol agent is the accuse...

A suspended Border Patrol agent is the accused in the double murder of his girlfriend and son.

    Witnesses testify about homicide details during hearing that spanned 15 hours
    A suspended Border Patrol agent accused of fatally stabbing his alleged 27-year-old lover and their 1-year-old son was denied bond late Monday by a judge following a two-day hearing.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

This ruling will allow for new applicants to ...

This ruling will allow for new applicants to finally be accepted into the program.

    Judge rules against Trump administration in DACA case
    A federal judge ruled Tuesday that President Trump had offered no legal justification for canceling DACA protections for nearly 700,000 young undocumented immigrants, in a ruling that - for the first time - would require the administration to accept new applicants to the program. The ruling by U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Texas is appealing to preserve congressional ...

Texas is appealing to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory.

    Supreme Court seems divided over Texas redistricting
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court appeared divided Tuesday over Texas' appeal to preserve congressional and legislative districts that a lower court struck down as racially discriminatory. The justices heard arguments in the latest round of court action over Texas electoral districts that began in 2011.
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14 hours ago

:O

:O

    A pregnant woman tripped a 4-year-old boy on purpose. The Internet went crazy.
    It seems right out of a particularly mean-spirited Groucho Marx routine: A little boy sped through some plastic curtains, knocking them into the face of a pregnant woman eating near the door. The boy was rushing to collect some chopsticks from his parents, who own the spicy hot pot outlet, local media reported.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

It's the Starbucks episode all over again.

It's the Starbucks episode all over again.

    Golf course owner calls police on 5 black women he said were playing too slow
    Five African-American women say they were discriminated against at a Pennsylvania golf club when they were told they were taking too long on the course - and then the police were called. On Saturday morning, the women - who, according to local media, were experienced golfers and part of a group called Sisters in the Fairway - teed off at Grandview Golf Course in York County.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

15 hours ago

Would you buy his book?

Would you buy his book?

    Comey book sells more than 600,000 copies in first week
    NEW YORK (AP) - James Comey's "A Higher Loyalty" had a very big opening week. Flatiron Books announced Tuesday that sales topped 600,000 copies, a number that includes print, audio and e-books. The former FBI director's memoir has been one of the year's most anticipated releases and includes his accounts of investigating Hillary Clinton's emails and of his awkward encounters with President Donald Trump.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Good to know?

Good to know?

    How often you actually need to shower, according to science
    Daily showering can strip the skin's outer layers of moisture. Experts say three minutes is all you need to get clean. Soap up targeted areas, not every spot on the body. When was the last time you showered? If you're like most people, the answer is probably less than 24 hours ago.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

What do you think of his opinion?

What do you think of his opinion?

    McConaughey fears March for Our Lives will get 'hijacked'
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - A month after speaking at the March for Our Lives in his hometown of Austin, Texas, Matthew McConaughey says he supports some gun control but fears the youth-led movement could be "hijacked" by those hoping to eliminate all guns in the United States.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Mill was sentenced in November to 2-4 years i...

Mill was sentenced in November to 2-4 years in prison for probation violations.

    Rapper Meek Mill freed after high court order
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rapper Meek Mill walked out of prison Tuesday after Pennsylvania's highest court ordered him freed while he appeals decade-old gun and drug convictions. Following a five-month campaign by his supporters to get him out, the state Supreme Court directed a Philadelphia judge who had jailed him to immediately issue an order releasing him on unsecured bail.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

She is still waiting on indictment.

She is still waiting on indictment.

    Allison Mack released on $5 million bond
    BROOKLYN - A federal judge on Tuesday agreed to release television actress Allison Mack on $5 million bond as she awaits trial on an indictment charging her and NXIVM founder Keith Raniere with sex trafficking and forced labor.
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18 hours ago

And cue jokes now.

And cue jokes now.

    Uranus has a familiar odor, scientists say, and earthlings wouldn't like it
    Uranus stinks and there's scientific proof. Researchers confirmed Monday the seventh planet from the sun has an upper atmosphere full of one of the smelliest chemicals known to humans, hydrogen sulfide, according to study published by Nature Astronomy. The odorous gas is what gives rotten eggs - and human flatulence - their distinctive and unpleasant smell.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

HAPPENING NOW:

HAPPENING NOW:

    Skirmish at school board meeting leads to ejections
    A contentious Houston ISD vote to temporarily give control over 10 low-performing schools turned physical Tuesday night as police escorted the public - nearly all of which opposed the plan - out of the room and didn't allow it to return.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Drinking and dancing at the zoo coming soon.

Drinking and dancing at the zoo coming soon.

    Houston Zoo plans an adult-friendly series of monthly parties
    This year the zoo will be throwing monthly parties to encourage young adults to come out the attraction after dark.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Andy Warhol once drank Lone Star beers at Gil...

Andy Warhol once drank Lone Star beers at Gilley's.

    The time Fidel Castro came to Houston for barbecue and other Bayou City brushes with fame and infamy
    Houston has had plenty of famous and infamous visitors over the past 180 years plus. Some had stranger times in the Bayou City than others. Sure, plenty of famous people have come from around these parts (Patrick Swayze, Beyonce, that dude from the TV show about the nerds that live together) but when outsiders come and explore Houston, the tales and lore that follow in their wake are too interesting to ignore.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

They originally bought the home for $185,000 ...

They originally bought the home for $185,000 in 2003 and spent $600,000 on renovations and additions.

    Renovation of $2.2 million Houston home doubles square footage
    When Paula and Nikos Psihudakis first walked through their Houston home in 2003, it only took them 15 minutes to decide this was their pick. The couple was on a search for the house they would slowly renovate as a retirement investment property and chose the home at 802 Pinemont.
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