10 min ago

Officials at Crosby's Arkema chemical plant w...

Officials at Crosby's Arkema chemical plant were warned that the facility was at risk for flooding a year before Hurricane Harvey's deluge resulted in a chemical fire at the plant.

    Arkema officials were warned of flood risks a year before Hurricane Harvey
    Officials at Crosby's Arkema chemical plant were warned that the facility was at risk for flooding a year before Hurricane Harvey's deluge resulted in a chemical fire at the plant. Its insurer, Factory Mutual Insurance Co. (FM Global), also warned the company that parts of the facility sit in both the 100-year flood plain and the 500-year flood plain.
    https://www.chron.com

30 min ago

He gave a shout out to the "angels" lost in t...

He gave a shout out to the "angels" lost in the shooting.

    Justin Timberlake honors Santa Fe shooting victims during Houston concert
    Justin Timberlake took a few moments during his Wednesday night concert to acknowledge the victims of the Santa Fe High School shooting. Roughly midway through his two-hour show at Toyota Center, Timberlake asked the crowd to raise their cell phones into the air.
    https://www.chron.com

50 min ago

Trump says it is "inappropriate, at this time...

Trump says it is "inappropriate, at this time, to have this long-planned meeting."

    Trump cancels summit, citing 'open hostility' by North Korea
    WASHINGTON (AP) - In a dramatic diplomatic turn, President Donald Trump canceled next month's summit with North Korea's Kim Jong Un Thursday, citing the "tremendous anger and open hostility" in a recent statement by the North.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Needless to say, the reactions weren't always...

Needless to say, the reactions weren't always positive.

    'I'm done with the NFL': Twitter reacts to the new national anthem policy
    NFL owners threw some fuel on the fire that is the culture war surrounding protests during the National Anthem when they approved a new policy fining teams whose players do not stand for the anthem. Although NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said the policy was approved unanimously, 49ers owner Jed York said he abstained from the vote pending more feedback from players.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

1 hour ago

"Please, tell me when I didn't have an uphill...

"Please, tell me when I didn't have an uphill battle ... I am getting darned good at uphill battles."

    She could be Texas' first Latina lesbian governor - but can she win?
    Lupe Valdez made history on Tuesday after winning her party nomination for governor as the first openly gay and first Latina candidate. Yet, even as Valdez celebrated her win, she acknowledged what many frequently told her on the campaign trail. Unseating Gov. Greg Abbott in November is going to be tough.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The group - made up of students, civil rights...

The group - made up of students, civil rights activists, parents, law enforcement officials and advocates on both sides of gun control.

    Houston mayor names task force to help prevent gun violence
    The group - made up of students, civil rights activists, parents, law enforcement officials and advocates on both sides of gun control - has one task: to come up with ways to make schools and parks, neighborhoods and communities safer.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Five workers at the facilities were fired pri...

Five workers at the facilities were fired prior to the raid, including one who is suspected of having sexually assaulted a young girl.

    CPS director appears before judge; raided facilities remain open
    Child Protective Services Region 6 Director Leshia Fisher appeared in a Montgomery County courtroom Tuesday morning in response to a subpoena from 418th state District Court Judge Tracy Gilbert regarding the agency's handling of physical and sexual abuse reports of children at a residential treatment center for girls in Willis.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Officials say it may develop into a cyclone t...

Officials say it may develop into a cyclone this weekend.

    National Weather Service eyes tropical disturbance in Caribbean ocean
    The National Weather Service is keeping tabs on a tropical disturbance near the coast of Belize. The weather agency predicts the disturbance will move slowly north this week with a 60 percent chance to develop into a tropical cyclone during the weekend. Effects from the developing cyclone will be felt east of southeast Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

A Texas woman says a trooper sexually assault...

A Texas woman says a trooper sexually assaulted her. See a clip of the encounter and why her attorney apologized. READ: https://bit.ly/2GL3KyL

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Texas woman says a trooper sexually assaulted her. See a clip of the encounter and why her attorney apologized. READ: https://bit.ly/2GL3KyL
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3 hours ago

No, she didn't name her son Harvey, as her hu...

No, she didn't name her son Harvey, as her husband half-jokingly suggested.

    Expectant neonatal nurse works through Harvey - until her baby comes
    Someday, when Reid Thomas Dolan is old enough, he'll hear the story of his birth and why he was almost named Harvey. It will have hurricanes and flooding, evacuations and emergencies. There will be emotions held in check and tears shed in private. There will be a monster - and, of course, a hero.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

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    Houston jogger runs a Texas-shaped running trail around Rice University campus
    A Rice University graduate student recently found a way to run around Texas in about two and a half miles. Sort of. LONE STAR MAPS: 25 awesome maps that help explain Texas After finishing a recent run near Rice campus, accounting student Rustam Zufarov viewed his workout in that his GPS tracking app and saw his route roughly resembled the shape of Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Last year's assessment located 3,605 homeless...

Last year's assessment located 3,605 homeless people in the area. That number is now up to 4,143.

    Homelessness rose after Harvey, Houston-area census shows
    Homelessness in the Houston area increased after Hurricane Harvey, according to this year's annual Homeless Count and Survey released by the Coalition for the Homeless. The 2018 tally, released Wednesday, showed a significant uptick from last year in the number of homeless people in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery counties.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

"This case is disturbing and disgusting," She...

"This case is disturbing and disgusting," Sheriff Troy Nehls said.

    Mentor accused of indecency with a child at Fort Bend County juvenile detention facility
    A woman who volunteered as a mentor at the Fort Bend County Juvenile Detention Center is accused indecency with a child at the facility, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office reports. Deborah Helen Sutter, 64, of Rosenberg, was arrested Tuesday, May 22 and charged with indecency with a child, a second degree felony, the sheriff's office said in a Wednesday press release.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Go ahead and push back that brunch start time...

Go ahead and push back that brunch start time this weekend.

    People who sleep in on weekends avoid dying young, study suggests
    Sleeping in on a day off feels marvelous, especially for those of us who don't get nearly enough rest during the workweek. But are the extra weekend winks worth it? It's a question that psychologist Torbjorn Akerstedt, director of the Stress Research Institute at Stockholm University, and his colleagues tried to answer in a study published Wednesday in the Journal of Sleep Research.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

It only took the jury 45 minutes to decide.

It only took the jury 45 minutes to decide.

    Houston man gets 7 life sentences for 7 rapes
    A Houston man convicted of seven rapes was sentenced to seven life sentences on Wednesday, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said. Marquis Tate, 35, was found guilty days earlier of a 2015 assault during which he walked up behind a woman on Lyons Road, threatened her with a knife, drove her to a secluded area and then raped her, DA Kim Ogg said in a statement.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The bank is suing the restaurant empire after...

The bank is suing the restaurant empire after a security breach.

    Chase Bank sues Landry's for $20M over data breach
    JP Morgan Chase Bank is suing Landry's for $20 million in costs related to a 2015 credit card data breach affecting several of the Houston-based hospitality company's restaurants and entertainment venues.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

According to the initial report, the agent wa...

According to the initial report, the agent was attacked.

    Undocumented immigrant fatally shot by Border Patrol agent in Rio Bravo
    A U.S. Border Patrol agent fatally shot an immigrant who crossed the border illegally in Rio Bravo, about 13 miles south of Laredo, authorities said.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Spectators witnessed the release of 11 sea tu...

Spectators witnessed the release of 11 sea turtles back to the gulf in Galveston. Read the full story on houstonchronicle.com : https://bit.ly/2GKn2Ek

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Spectators witnessed the release of 11 sea turtles back to the gulf in Galveston. Read the full story on houstonchronicle.com : https://bit.ly/2GKn2Ek
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8 hours ago

“The last thing I remember is she got naked a...

“The last thing I remember is she got naked and she was in the tub with me"

    Former 'Bachelorette' star says she was drugged and 'accosted' during the show
    Meredith Phillips, a former star of ABC's "The Bachelorette," has come forward saying she was drugged and "accosted" during her time on the show. Phillips, who served as the Bachelorette on the show's second season in 2004, said in an interview on the Reality Steve podcast that a massage therapist for the show drugged and "accosted" her in the tub of the room where she was staying.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The first show sold out within minutes.

The first show sold out within minutes.

    Houston's The Suffers add second album release show
    The first one sold out in minutes.
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9 hours ago

9 hours ago

The show aired 1,454 episodes total.

The show aired 1,454 episodes total.

    'The Chew' Canceled by ABC After 7 Seasons
    ABC has canceled the daytime talk show "The Chew" after seven seasons and 1,454 episodes, the network announced on Wednesday. The move comes as the Disney-owned network plans to expand "Good Morning America" to a third hour in the afternoons.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

See which of Houston's top brass was there.

See which of Houston's top brass was there.

    Inside the Glassell School of Art's record-breaking benefit and auction dinner
    For many of the Glassell School of Art's 365 benefit and auction guests, last Friday night was their first spin inside of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's newly completed renovation project. And yes, magnificent galleries delighted at every literal turn, though two striking staircases wound up dominating conversation throughout the twilight dinner party - in a sense, that's exactly what mastermind Steven Holl intended.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Yet another music fest is coming to Texas.

Yet another music fest is coming to Texas.

    Corsicana creates a Lefty Frizzell festival
    The classic country music warble has prompted no small amount of analysis and contemplation because it yelped its way onto recordings in the 1920s and continued to be a thing into, well, at least the 1990s. That's pretty impressive span for a vocal tradition.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Road trip, anyone?

Road trip, anyone?

    S.A.'s Instagramable Flower Vault will remain open throughout the summer
    Published 1:32 pm, Tuesday, May 22, 2018 The Flower Vault has changed San Antonio's Instagram aesthetic since March, and though the business was only supposed to be open for a limited time the chance to snap photos there has not withered away. The Stone Oak studio provides five rooms designed for social media sharing and double taps.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Woah!

Woah!

    Here's what $2,000 in rent can get you in Laredo
    Two grand may afford you a studio apartment in the big city, but in Laredo, $2,000 in rent may have you living like a king.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Officials report that a man was shot and kill...

Officials report that a man was shot and killed after a group of men attempted to rob him at a gas station. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2LoGD0x

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Officials report that a man was shot and killed after a group of men attempted to rob him at a gas station. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2LoGD0x
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13 hours ago

The median house value in San Francisco is ne...

The median house value in San Francisco is nearly five times higher than one in Houston. 😱

    Houston vs. San Francisco: No competition when it comes to home prices
    In a matchup between Houston and San Francisco, there's one clear winner -- when housing is the game. The median value of a home in San Francisco -- $938,186 -- is nearly five times higher than one in Houston. At $3,200 a month, rents are double what they are here.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Boy, 6, dies after being found unresponsive in Baytown pool
    A 6-year-old boy died Wednesday night hours after being found unresponsive in a Baytown apartment complex pool, according to the Baytown Police Department. An 8-year-old girl, believed to be the boy's cousin, was airlifted along with the boy to Memorial Hermann Hospital. She is expected to survive, officials say.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Show-stopping salad? Our food critic says so....

Show-stopping salad? Our food critic says so.

    The crispy rice salad at Chris Shepherd's UB Preserv is a showstopper
    My very first taste of the new UB Preserv, chef Chris Shepherd's new incarnation of Underbelly, was so exhilarating I'm still thinking about it two weeks later. Crispy Rice Salad may not sound like a potential showstopper, but this version pretty much dances, sings and juggles ninepins for an encore.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Some are powerful. Some are poetic. Some are ...

Some are powerful. Some are poetic. Some are political.

    Vote, take risks, be fearless: Celebs offer advice to grads
    Work hard, be true to yourself, embrace diversity and seize the moment. It's the same advice graduation speakers have offered for ages, yet every year some addresses stand out. Some are powerful. Some are poetic. Some are political. This year, colleges have invited speakers ranging from Hillary Clinton to Chance the Rapper, each bringing their own life lessons.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Living in a trailer park never looked so styl...

Living in a trailer park never looked so stylish.

    Calif. family of 5 moves out of large house, into 150-square-foot trailer with stunning interior
    A California family of five has found happiness in a 150-square-foot-trailer parked on a two-acre plot of rural land. Ashley Petrone says she, her husband and three kids (ages 4, 7 and 9) were living in a spacious five-bedroom house squeezed onto a tiny piece of land in a Ventura County tract housing development only a year ago.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Tuesday night's win is sure to be added to th...

Tuesday night's win is sure to be added to this list.

    Ranking Rockets' most memorable road playoff wins
    For most of their history, the Rockets have showed an innate ability to be road warriors during the postseason. The latest instance came Tuesday night, when they rallied from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to stun the Warriors 95-92 to even the Western Conference finals at two games each.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

15 hours ago

"From the Desk of" is a Chron.com series deta...

"From the Desk of" is a Chron.com series detailing the workspaces of some of Houston's most prominent figures.

    From the Desk Of: Houston Ballet artistic director Stanton Welch's work space
    Doodles fill the notepad that Stanton Welch takes with him to each meeting. The drawings may appear like a bunch of jumbled triangles and squares, but for the 49-year-old artistic director of the Houston Ballet, they're schematics of imagined set design and costumes.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

He was trying to kick people out of the bar b...

He was trying to kick people out of the bar by pretending he would arrest them if they didn't comply.

    Pretending to be a U.S. marshal with a gun in a bar? Former Gulf Cartel leader's son admits guilt
    The son of the former Gulf Cartel leader pleaded guilty Tuesday to impersonating a U.S. Marshal while brandishing a pistol at a Brownsville bar in March, according to Houston-based U.S. Attorney Ryan Patrick. Osiel Cardenas Jr., 26, was arrested for public intoxication on March 14 after police responded to reports that a man was inside the SKY Bar and Lounge in Brownsville waving a firearm.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

When her cat Rosita accidentally ingested med...

When her cat Rosita accidentally ingested medicine meant for her dog, BluePearl veterinary technician Amanda Fernandez did what 2,999,999 people had done before her: She called the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center. “Thankfully, prompt medical attention and the guidance of APCC’s knowledgeable staff allowed Rosi to make a full recovery with ‘nary a hitch in her giddy-up,’ Amanda says.” Amanda and Rosi learned that they were APCC’s 3 millionth case when their call was answered, and they want to say, “thank you to the entire staff at APCC for doing what you do—all day, all night; every day, every night, without fail.” If you need to reach the Animal Poison Control Center, call (888) 426-4435. And by the way, most BluePearl hospitals also are open around the clock. Our veterinarians are experts on many toxic substances that pets get into, but we sometimes call the poison control hotline also. It's a great resource.

    The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center Celebrates 3 Millionth Case
    The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center recently hit a milestone when they assisted their 3 million caller, a pet parent whose Sphinx cat had ingested a high amount of toxic medication. Read more about this case, and how APCC helped save this cat's life.
    https://www.aspca.org

16 hours ago

We don't want to jinx this but there might be...

We don't want to jinx this but there might be a pattern here...

    Rockets' Gerald Green and his lucky Robert Horry throwbacks
    As part of his routine, the Rockets' Gerald Green shows up to arenas before games wearing a classic Houston sports jersey. More times than not, it's a throwback jersey, although he wore the black Dynamo kit before Game 1 of the Western Conference finals against the Warriors.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

The couple was suspected in 13 murders as wel...

The couple was suspected in 13 murders as well as numerous burglaries and bank robberies.

    On this day, outlaws Bonnie and Clyde were shot to death fleeing Texas, Louisiana police
    Updated 9:37 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 On May 23, 1934, hundreds of people gathered around a stolen Ford Deluxe that had just been riddled with bullets near Bienville Parish, La. Inside, covered in blood, were the bodies of wanted outlaws Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Oh, this is so not okay.

Oh, this is so not okay.

    Houston restaurant inspection citations for the week of May (17-22)
    City health inspectors find roaches in all stages of life on kitchen equipment Updated 12:04 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Roaches and flies found their way into several Houston restaurants resulting in some alarming discoveries. At a noodle restaurant, inspectors said they found German Cockroaches in all life stages in the reach-in cooler gaskets, under the bar and more.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

This is the largest listing for private groun...

This is the largest listing for private ground, water and surface rights in Texas right now.

    Over 30,000 acres of former industrial-use land for sale in Central Texas
    The largest listing for private ground, water and surface rights in Texas right now is for sale for $200 million in Central Texas. The 31,000-acre Sandow Lakes Ranch land is located near Rockdale, roughly 45 miles east of downtown Austin, and was previously used as an industrial facility for metal manufacturing firm Alcoa.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The players must “show respect for the flag a...

The players must “show respect for the flag and the anthem.”

    NFL adopts new anthem policy
    Updated 3:42 pm, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 NFL players can stay in the locker room during the national anthem but those who are on the field must "show respect for the flag and the anthem," the NFL announced today. Here is the NFL's new policy: 1.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Run as one.

Run as one.

    Relive the Rockets' big win through player celebration photos
    The Rockets won a game two days after losing to the same team in the same location by 41 points. The Rockets won a game that they trailed 12-0. The Rockets won a game despite Stephen Curry getting blue-flame hot and giving his team a 10-point third-quarter lead.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Magnificent galleries delighted at every lite...

Magnificent galleries delighted at every literal turn.

    Inside the Glassell School of Art's record-breaking benefit and auction dinner
    For many of the Glassell School of Art's 365 benefit and auction guests, last Friday night was their first spin inside of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's newly completed renovation project. And yes, magnificent galleries delighted at every literal turn, though two striking staircases wound up dominating conversation throughout the twilight dinner party - in a sense, that's exactly what mastermind Steven Holl intended.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes what ...

Houston Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes what he’s seen of quarterback Deshaun Watson in these first organized team activities. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2IJ2wWA

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien likes what he's seen of quarterback Deshaun Watson in these first organized team activities. For the full story: https://chrn.cl/2IJ2wWA
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19 hours ago

Accusers said he encouraged abused women to s...

Accusers said he encouraged abused women to stay with their husbands.

    Southern Baptist leader removed as seminary president following controversial remarks about abused women
    FORT WORTH, Texas - Prominent Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson has been removed from his job as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary amid an evangelical #MeToo moment: a massive backlash from women upset over comments he made in the past that are newly perceived as sexist and demeaning.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"It's time in Texas that we take action to st...

"It's time in Texas that we take action to step up and make sure this tragedy is never repeated ever again."

    How Texas' top lawmakers are explaining the Santa Fe shooting
    After experiencing some of the nation's deadliest mass shootings in less than a year, grieving Texans are in agreement: the bloodshed has got to stop, someway and somehow. "We need to do more than just pray for the victims and their families," Gov. Greg Abbott said following the Santa Fe shooting.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

It wasn't just about an alligator vs. a beave...

It wasn't just about an alligator vs. a beaver, they said.

    The finer points of Buc-ee's case that convinced jury of Choke Canyon's trademark breach
    Updated 11:10 am, Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Those in court during the spat over Texas roadside stop logos heard the finer points Buc-ee's made to convince a federal jury in Houston Tuesday that Choke Canyon's finger-licking alligator had violated its established buck-toothed beaver branding. It wasn't just about an alligator vs.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rocke...

Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors was a wild ride, even for these fans around town. Here's some takeaways: https://chrn.cl/2IHzff3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Last night's Game 4 between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors was a wild ride, even for these fans around town. Here's some takeaways: https://chrn.cl/2IHzff3
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