9 min 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.
    https://www.chron.com

28 min 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.
    https://www.chron.com

48 min 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.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour 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."
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour 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.
    https://www.chron.com

2 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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2 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.
    https://www.chron.com

2 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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3 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.
    https://www.chron.com

4 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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4 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

4 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.
    https://www.chron.com

5 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.
    https://www.chron.com

5 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

6 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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6 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

7 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

7 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

8 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.
    https://www.chron.com

8 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

9 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

9 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

10 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

10 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

11 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

11 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.
    https://www.chron.com

12 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

13 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

13 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

13 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

14 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.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Houston Rockets star Chris Paul is looking fo...

Houston Rockets star Chris Paul is looking for a new place.

    Rockets' Chris Paul lists $7 million mansion
    Houston Rockets star Chris Paul is looking for a new place.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Many say it shows what "Fiesta is all about."...

Many say it shows what "Fiesta is all about."

    Oyster Bake photo of man chugging beer surrounded by San Antonio police officers goes viral
    Oyster Bake attendees got a picture that they say shows what "Fiesta is all about."
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

DREAM JOB ALERT:

DREAM JOB ALERT:

    Dream job: Harley-Davidson paid interns get a motorcycle too
    MILWAUKEE (AP) - Harley-Davidson is offering free motorcycles for those who join its summer internship program. Eight college students or recent graduates will have the enviable task of being paid to ride a Harley and share their adventures on social media. And the best part?
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The best socks in the oval office

The best socks in the oval office

    President George H.W. Bush's legendary sock game through the years
    In the history of America's presidents, no one has sported better socks than President George H.W. Bush. Bush's penchant for pretty socks was on display this weekend when the 93-year-old wore black socks with books printed on them in honor of his late wife, Barbara.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The best socks in the Oval Office.

The best socks in the Oval Office.

    President George H.W. Bush's legendary sock game through the years
    In the history of America's presidents, no one has sported better socks than President George H.W. Bush. Bush's penchant for pretty socks was on display this weekend when the 93-year-old wore black socks with books printed on them in honor of his late wife, Barbara.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The women told police they blacked out until ...

The women told police they blacked out until they woke up in their hotel room the next morning.

    SAPD: Tacoland bartender spiked women's drinks, sexually assaulted 2
    Updated 12:07 pm, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 A bartender at a Viva Tacoland was arrested Monday after two women told police he spiked their drinks and sexually assaulted them. Dillonger Hackett, 30, was arrested on a charge of sexual assault, San Antonio Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Michelle Ramos said.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The chosen pair will get $4,000 a month each....

The chosen pair will get $4,000 a month each.

    An airline is going to pay 2 friends $4,000 each per month to move to Iceland and travel the world, accommodation included
    Wow Air Icelandic budget airline Wow Air is seeking two people to move to Iceland and travel the world for free while producing content and travel tips for its website. The successful applicants will be paid a monthly salary to stay in an apartment in Reykjavik, which they'll use as a base for their travels.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

BREAKING: The disgraced ex-Congressman resi...

BREAKING: The disgraced ex-Congressman resigned this month in the face of an ethics probe against past allegations of sexual harassment.

    Abbott calls June 30 emergency special election to replace ex-Congressman Farenthold
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has called for an emergency special election on June 30 to replace former Congressman Blake Farenthold, a Republican who resigned this month in the face of an ethics probe into past allegations of sexual harassment.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Seems the golfer rustled the wrong feathers.

Seems the golfer rustled the wrong feathers.

    Goose attacks high school golfer, goes viral
    A round of golf went afoul after a goose attacked a Michigan high school player. Blissfield Athletics tweeted photos of the goose in flight, aiming straight at the fleeing golfer. He wasn't fast enough, however, and the bird took him down.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Over 250,000 people in the U.S. die from seps...

Over 250,000 people in the U.S. die from sepsis each year.

    Things you should know about George H.W. Bush's infection, aka sepsis
    Published 8:39 am, Tuesday, April 24, 2018 The day after his wife's funeral, former President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized with an infection Sunday, a family spokesman announced Monday. While little information is known about his condition, - other than a statement saying he was responding to treatment - much can be said about the dangers of his ailment.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation ...

The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation shared a video made with the former first lady to tout the group's work. https://bit.ly/2FautUJ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation shared a video made with the former first lady to tout the group's work. https://bit.ly/2FautUJ
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20 hours ago

He has been in the hospital for treatment of ...

He has been in the hospital for treatment of a blood infection.

    Former President George H.W. Bush still 'responding and recovering'
    Former President H.W. Bush, hospitalized Sunday with a blood infection, is still "responding and recovering," his spokesman said Tuesday.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Precinct 7 chief dies from sudden illness
    A Harris County Constable Precinct 7 chief died Tuesday from a sudden illness while at work, the department said. Goree Anderson, 65, was transported to Memorial Herman Hospital on Monday, the department said. He died Tuesday morning. Anderson worked in law enforcement for nearly 40 years, and served on Constable May Walker's Command Staff since 2005, the department said.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

This year Moody Gardens in Galveston turns 30...

This year Moody Gardens in Galveston turns 30 years old and is still known as one of the area's most popular tourist destinations.

    30 years ago Moody Gardens brought white sand and pyramids to Galveston
    This year Moody Gardens in Galveston turns 30 years old and is known as one of the area's most popular tourist destinations. It was in 1988 that tons of soft, white sand from Florida was barged into Galveston to create Palm Beach.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

This is at least the third time this month th...

This is at least the third time this month that a bicyclist has been hit and killed by a car in the Houston area.

    Bicyclist dead after being hit by dump truck near Rice
    A woman has died after a dump truck struck her while she was biking near Rice University, Houston police said. The dump truck hit the woman around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday in the 6000 block of Main, near Sunset, according to the Houston Police Department.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

"I felt we were discriminated against. It was...

"I felt we were discriminated against. It was a horrific experience."

    Golf club apologizes for calling cops on black women members
    YORK, Pa. (AP) - A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. "I felt we were discriminated against," one of the women, Myneca Ojo, told the York Daily Record.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

According to the library, normal operating ho...

According to the library, normal operating hours start Wednesday. Visitors can visit the burial site from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays.

    Here's how you can visit the grave of former first lady Barbara Bush at the Bush Library
    The former first lady has been laid to rest in College Station next to her young daughter.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

BREAKING: If the project goes as planned it s...

BREAKING: If the project goes as planned it should be ready for the public by Thanksgiving 2020.

    Houston's Jones Plaza to undergo a series of radical renovations
    Houston First Corp. and city planners announced an ambitious project Tuesday to again turn the Theater District's Jones Plaza into a destination and bring it further into the 21st century by redeveloping it with fundraising dollars. Words like "underutilized" have been used to describe the plaza, bounded by Smith, Louisiana, Texas and Capitol.
    https://www.chron.com

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