34 min ago

A bullet went through a nearby house's bedroo...

A bullet went through a nearby house's bedroom where a mother, her 10-day-old baby and 3-year-old child were sleeping. Police are searching for the suspect:

    Man shot to death in car in southeast Houston
    Updated 6:35 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Police don't have any leads after an officer found a man shot and killed inside a car in southeast Houston early Wednesday morning. Residents on the 5100 block of Bataan near Jutland called police about 3:30 a.m., saying they heard gunshots, Houston Police Department Lt.
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54 min ago

She did it for no apparent reason.

She did it for no apparent reason.

    Police ID S.A. woman who allegedly stabbed police officer under chin, slashed Walmart employee
    Published 1:16 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Police have identified the woman who stabbed an off-duty Floresville police officer under his chin and slashed the face of a Walmart employee on Friday for no apparent reason.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Houston police are trying to determine if bot...

Houston police are trying to determine if both cases are related:

    Masked men steal ATM from Marriott hotel second night in a row
    Published 6:36 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 A mob of masked suspects waltzed into a Marriott hotel to steal an ATM for the second time in as many days, Houston police said. Around midnight Wednesday, the Houston Police Department got a call from the manager at the Courtyard by Marriott on the 9900 block of Westheimer, in Westchase.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Everyone welcome Hasani to Houston!

Everyone welcome Hasani to Houston!

    The Houston Zoo got an early Christmas gift: A new lion
    Christmas came a little early for the Houston Zoo this week as they welcomed a new lion into the family. The 400-pound male lion named Hasani came from the Oregon Zoo. The burly 3-year-old is currently getting used to his new habitat and the three resident lionesses.
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2 hours ago

I-10 East is down to two lanes near downtown ...

I-10 East is down to two lanes near downtown after five semi-trucks struck the Houston Avenue bridge overnight.

    I-10 East down to 2 lanes after 5 semis hit Houston Avenue bridge
    Updated 6:41 am, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 I-10 East is down to two lanes near downtown after five semi-trucks struck the Houston Avenue bridge overnight. Problems began just around 1 a.m. after an 18-wheeler towing a backhoe tractor on a flat bed hit the lower part of the bridge, Houston Police Department Lt.
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2 hours ago

Time for a new job? Here are the winners of...

Time for a new job? Here are the winners of the Employees' Choice Awards:

    The 25 best places to work in 2018, according to employees
    Glassdoor/Facebook Time for a new job? If the coming change in calendar year has you itching to do something different, jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor has you covered with this year's Employees' Choice Awards, which features the 100 best places to work in 2018 across the US.
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2 hours ago

Time for a new job?

Time for a new job?

    The 25 best places to work in 2018, according to employees
    Glassdoor/Facebook Time for a new job? If the coming change in calendar year has you itching to do something different, jobs and recruiting site Glassdoor has you covered with this year's Employees' Choice Awards, which features the 100 best places to work in 2018 across the US.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The biggest student populations in the Housto...

The biggest student populations in the Houston area can be found at these institutions:

    High schools in the Houston area with the highest enrollment in 2017
    The Cypress-Fairbanks and Klein Indepenedement School Districts each had the most high schools with the highest enrollments for the Houston area in 2017. At the top of the list was Galena Park ISD's North Shore High School with 4,754 students, according to data released by the University Interscholastic League (UIL).
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Students who learn to speak English as a seco...

Students who learn to speak English as a second language in Harris County schools speak more than 113 languages at home:

    ESL students in Harris County schools speak 113 languages
    Students who learn to speak English as a second language in Harris County schools speak more than 113 languages at home, from Afrikaans to Yoruba, according to the Texas Education Agency. That's more than anywhere else in the state.
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4 hours ago

The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Ant...

The biggest penguin today, the emperor in Antarctica, stands less than 4 feet tall.

    Ancient penguin was as big as a (human) Pittsburgh Penguin
    NEW YORK (AP) - Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins. The creature was slightly shorter in length and about 20 pounds (9 kilograms) heavier than the official stats for hockey star Sidney Crosby.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

He was accused of cheating at beer pong befor...

He was accused of cheating at beer pong before flying out a 4th-floor window to his death.

    Beer pong death wins family $15.6 million
    BRIDGEPORT - The family of a Stratford man, who went flying out of a 4th floor window to his death after being accused of cheating at beer pong, has been awarded $15.6 million.
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6 hours ago

A U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who marri...

A U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release has died.

    Ex-US deserter to NKorea who married Japanese abductee dies
    TOKYO (AP) - Charles Jenkins, a U.S. Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado in northern Japan on Monday and was taken to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead, a group representing families of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea said Tuesday.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A plumber who was on a losing streak at local...

A plumber who was on a losing streak at local casinos and faced eviction was found guilty of slaughtering a family of five:

    Plumber found guilty in slaughter of San Francisco family
    A 41-year-old San Francisco plumber who was on a losing streak at local casinos and faced eviction for not paying his rent was found guilty Monday of slaughtering a family of five inside their Ingleside neighborhood home after targeting them for robbery.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"I will not be silenced on this issue. Neithe...

"I will not be silenced on this issue. Neither will the women who stood up to the president ..."

    Trump says female senator 'would do anything' for money
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Fending off the renewed focus on sexual harassment allegations against him, President Donald Trump lashed out at Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Tuesday, declaring the New York Democrat and frequent presidential critic had come to his office "begging" for campaign contributions and "would do anything" to get them.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Facebook's latest experiment is playing a dan...

Facebook's latest experiment is playing a dangerous game with free expression in Cambodia.

    Facebook is conducting a dangerous experiment in Cambodia
    Facebook's latest experiment is playing a dangerous game with free expression in Cambodia. This fall, Facebook decided that it would develop an "Explore Feed" for six small countries, including Cambodia. The change means that posted content from non-personal pages of institutions, including from news publishers, no longer show up in users' default feed when they first open Facebook.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

"His motivation was not a mystery."

"His motivation was not a mystery."

    Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing
    NEW YORK (AP) - In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his apartment and hearing the suspect's his own words.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Facebook says it takes responsibility for how...

Facebook says it takes responsibility for how its platform is used and "was a very different company" when the executive worked there.

    Facebook responds to former exec who feels 'tremendous guilt' for what he helped make
    Brian Ach/Getty Facebook has responded to recent comments made by a former executive that criticized the company. Facebook says it takes responsibility for how its platform is used and "was a very different company" when the executive, Chamath Palihapitiya, worked there.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Houston Police Department used their new, con...

Houston Police Department used their new, controversial maneuver to end in-progress vehicular pursuits for the first time after a man led police on a chase all across Houston. http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu (OnScene.TV)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Police Department used their new, controversial maneuver to end in-progress vehicular pursuits for the first time after a man led police on a chase all across Houston. http://bit.ly/2z3vUEu...
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9 hours ago

Houston Police Department said that a group o...

Houston Police Department said that a group of masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine. http://bit.ly/2AvGgPX (OnScene.TV)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston Police Department said that a group of masked men raided the lobby of a Galleria-area hotel to steal an ATM machine. http://bit.ly/2AvGgPX (OnScene.TV)
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10 hours ago

Scathing, hilarious reactions

Scathing, hilarious reactions

    Best reactions and memes to Alabama's big election night
    On Tuesday, Alabama voters elected Democrat Doug Jones to the U.S. Senate in a stunning upset. The race was closely followed by national media, particularly because of reports of questionable behavior and/or sexual assault decades ago by Roy Moore involving several then-teen girls.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"He was just staring and staring," the costum...

"He was just staring and staring," the costumer said of a man tripping on hallucinogenic mushrooms.

    Desaturated Santa wins San Francisco SantaCon, freaks out drunk Santas
    Published 6:48 pm, Monday, December 11, 2017 San Francisco was a sea of red on Saturday - save for one noir-inspired Santa who sent some costumed revelers into hysterics with her all-gray getup. Christine Noel bucked the crimson trend during San Francisco's annual SantaCon pub crawl this weekend.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

This Texas city was rocked with teacher scand...

This Texas city was rocked with teacher scandals this year:

    Educator-student sex allegations that shocked San Antonio in 2017
    Updated 10:23 am, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Dozens of Texas teachers were investigated and arrested this year for allegedly being involved in inappropriate relationships with students. At least 6 teachers in the San Antonio-area were accused or found guilty of misconduct with a student in 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Just after leaving church, a man was killed i...

Just after leaving church, a man was killed in an accident deputies believe may have been caused by a drunk driver in Montgomery County. http://bit.ly/2AOdEhI (Scott Engle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Just after leaving church, a man was killed in an accident deputies believe may have been caused by a drunk driver in Montgomery County. http://bit.ly/2AOdEhI (Scott Engle)
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11 hours ago

One seat alone will not change the balance of...

One seat alone will not change the balance of power in the Senate.

    Polls close across Alabama as bitter Senate campaign ends
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - After all the charges, denials, claims and promises, Alabama voters have had their say. Polls closed across the state Tuesday night after a scandal-stained Senate election campaign that tested the limits of party loyalty in the age of President Donald Trump and - win or lose - promised significant political consequences for Republicans everywhere.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

There *has* to be a witness in the room to ma...

There *has* to be a witness in the room to make sure the baby is actually being born...

    50 royal baby traditions you didn't know existed
    Updated 8:37 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 It's not every day a royal baby is born, so when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced they were expecting baby No. 3, people went a little nuts on the royal-infant front.
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11 hours ago

Who's been serving booze in Houston the longe...

Who's been serving booze in Houston the longest? These local spots have:

    The bars and restaurants in Houston with the oldest TABC liquor licenses
    Who has been serving booze in Houston the longest? That's what Chron.com asked the Texas Alcohol and Beverage Commission (TABC) this week, in a quest to find out which locations in the Bayou City have been slinging drinks the longest.
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12 hours ago

See Montrose and the Museum District dating b...

See Montrose and the Museum District dating back to the 1920s.

    What life was like along Montrose Boulevard in Houston 30-50 years ago
    From the Museum District north to Montrose, historical photos from the Houston Chronicle archive give us a glimpse of life in the area several decades ago. Art students lounge in Bell Park in the 1980s, the Allen Parkway gets new overpasses in the 1950s and church members celebrate a brand new children's playground in the 1960s.
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12 hours ago

Which are you sad to see go from the whole li...

Which are you sad to see go from the whole list?

    Final goodbye to TV shows canceled or concluded in 2017
    The year 2017 is quickly coming to an end which means it's time to look back at the television shows that will not see 2018.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Too cute!

Too cute!

    Major freak out occurs after Houston gender reveal party turns into marriage proposal
    A Houston woman had more than one surprise in store at her baby's gender reveal party. On Sunday, Karina Argueta and Leonardo Chevez got together to show friends and family the sex of their unborn child. Unbeknownst to Argueta, the party also doubled as a stage for Chevez' marriage proposal.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

There are astounding ocean views from almost ...

There are astounding ocean views from almost every room, even the garage.

    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett slashes $3 million off Sea Cliff mansion
    Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett cut $3 million off the price of his oceanfront Sea Cliff mansion. The property at 308 Sea Cliff Avenue is now listed for $13 million. At 4,180 square feet, that's an ask of over $3,100 per square foot for the cliffside 1922 Neo-Classical four-bedroom.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Perfection is overrated, so let's lovingly ac...

Perfection is overrated, so let's lovingly accept these holiday glitches.

    Holiday expectations vs. reality
    With each new year comes the promise of holiday perfection. This time we promise ourselves that we'll find the perfect gifts for everyone, no one will be afraid to sit on Santa's lap, the family cards will look just the way we want, and no one will have to spend $200 at the post office for express tw0-day shipping.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

First look at the super-cool new East End res...

First look at the super-cool new East End restaurant Nancy's Hustle.

    First look: Nancy's Hustle in EaDo
    Houston foodies are hustling down to the EaDo district to check out what might be the year's most diverting and unexpected dining experience - a whip-smart restaurant with zero pretensions, plenty of panache, and food and drink from a group of highly experienced cool kids.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resor...

Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resort in Bandera County may be headed to foreclosure.

    Foreclosure may be looming for Bandera County's famed Flying L ranch
    Most of the famed Flying L Hill Country Resort in Bandera County may be headed to foreclosure. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Craig Gargotta in San Antonio on Monday signed an order allowing Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union to proceed with a foreclosure on 291 acres, representing the bulk of the guest ranch that opened 70 years ago.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Christmas came early at house Fertitta:

Christmas came early at house Fertitta:

    The Fertitta family's annual Santa's Elves Party turns into a white Christmas
    Christmas came early at house Fertitta. In addition to the Houston Rockets and Texas' first Mastro's Steakhouse, jolly old Saint Nick dropped a fresh batch of holiday snow (technically, freezing rain) on the 12th annual Santa's Elves bash. Seriously, how many Houston families score an NBA franchise, hotly-anticipated restaurant, and white Christmas party in the same season?
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

In case you don't feel like cooking ... or in...

In case you don't feel like cooking ... or in case you feel like drinking.

    Houston bars & restaurants open Christmas weekend 2017
    Updated 3:21 pm, Tuesday, December 12, 2017 No matter how much we love our families, an entire weekend of togetherness calls for a getaway with friends. While most restaurants and several bars will be closed on Christmas Day, Chron.com managed to find some fun local spots that will be open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
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14 hours ago

Where do you want to go in the new year?

Where do you want to go in the new year?

    For 2018 travel inspiration, check out Lonely Planet's best value destinations for the new year
    As the end of 2017 is fast approaching, the new promise of 2018 being a better year is looking brighter and brighter. While health and career goals are on some people's to-do lists, others' goals might be traveling more often to remote, beautiful places - while not breaking the bank, of course.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Yummm.

Yummm.

    Sweet Paris crêpe shop to open three more locations
    Sweet Paris Crêperie & Café plans to open three more Texas locations in the spring of 2018. The Houston-based restaurant, which opened in Rice Village five years ago, has other locations in CityCentre and Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico. Sweet Paris Katy will open an 1,824-square-foot restaurant with patio seating in La Centerra at Cinco Ranch at the Grand Parkway and Cinco Ranch Boulevard.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Police decided to use a K9 unit after the man...

Police decided to use a K9 unit after the man appeared nervous and allegedly told an officer inconsistent stories.

    Police: Man had 210 doses of heroin along with marijuana and methamphetamine
    Austin police say they found hundreds of doses of heroin along with marijuana and methamphetamine in a man's car after he drove recklessly across three lanes of traffic, causing other vehicles to apply their brakes. According to an arrest affidavit, Cory Patton, 24, had shaky legs and rapid speech after he was pulled over in north Austin on Dec 6.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

PLEASE SHARE: Houston police are searching fo...

PLEASE SHARE: Houston police are searching for this "high-risk" sex offender.

    Houston man with history of child sexual indecency added to 'Most Wanted' list
    Police added a 49-year-old Houston man to Texas' list of most wanted sex offenders on Tuesday. The Texas Department of Public Safety said John Wayne Stoneham is a "high-risk" sex offender wanted for violating his parole and failing to comply with the state's sex offender registry.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Deerbrook Mall is about to get fried.

Deerbrook Mall is about to get fried.

    #GetFried specialty French fry restaurant opening first Houston location
    A fast food franchise has announced its first Houston location, and French fry fans are going to flip. #GetFried, which bills itself as America's first "specialty French-fry cafe," has announced the sale of its first Houston franchise.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

News from around the world in photos:

News from around the world in photos:

    World news photos: Naked dinner, strange toilets, protests and more
    Updated 11:01 am, Monday, December 11, 2017 In some of the lighter news of the week, a newly opened restaurant requires patrons to leave their coats, pants and inhibitions at the door ... 8,000 people participated in Glasgow's annual Santa dash ...
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Planning a photo shoot? Remember the 'golden ...

Planning a photo shoot? Remember the 'golden rule,' they say

    City to Broadacres: Photography must be allowed
    Signs prohibiting photography on the shady esplanades of Broadacres have come down, after the city of Houston confirmed that the popular place for photo shoots is in the public right-of-way. Last week, the Broadacres Homeowners Association, frustrated at what they felt was abuse of the neighborhood greenspace, posted signs making their well-tended esplanades off-limits for those wanting to use it as a backdrop for wedding, engagement, quinceanera or other photos.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Some reports state she "lived with his body p...

Some reports state she "lived with his body parts for six months."

    Police: Woman accused of shooting husband, dismembering body
    BARBERTON, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say an Ohio woman shot her husband multiple times earlier this year and dismembered his body. Forty-nine-year-old Marcia Eubank has been charged with murder in the death of 54-year-old Howard Eubank. Records don't show an attorney for her.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

A Houston man was convicted in the 2015 shoot...

A Houston man was convicted in the 2015 shooting death of a 20-year-old Katy woman in a the parking lot of a CVS store.

    Houston man convicted in 2015 shooting death of Cinco Ranch High grad in CVS parking lot
    A Houston man charged with murder in the 2015 shooting death of a young Katy-area woman in a the parking lot of a Cinco Ranch CVS store was found guilty Monday afternoon, a spokesman for the Fort Bend County District Attorney's office.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

He mocked Trump on Facebook on his way to car...

He mocked Trump on Facebook on his way to carry out the attack with a message about the nation's safety.

    After NYC subway bombing, Trump slams 'chain migration'
    NEW YORK (AP) - A would-be suicide bomber's rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump's push to limit immigration.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Some Houston Texans players hit an Academy st...

Some Houston Texans players hit an Academy store this morning and treated local kids to a $200 shopping spree.

    Texans rookies treat kids to Christmas shopping spree
    Texans rookies spread some holiday cheer when they treated 14 chldren from the YMCA and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Houston to a shopping spree at Academy Sports + Outdoors on Tuesday morning. Each child was given a $200 gift card, which they used to go around the store with Texans players to pick out what they wanted to for Christmas.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Believe it or not in December of 1959, Housto...

Believe it or not in December of 1959, Houstonians were happy to be stuck in traffic. Learn about Bayou City's first light display during this episode of #ForgottenDayHOU with Greenwood King Properties.

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Believe it or not in December of 1959, Houstonians were happy to be stuck in traffic. Learn about Bayou City's first light display during this episode of #ForgottenDayHOU with Greenwood King Properties.
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18 hours ago

"Jingle bells, new paint smells, sheetrock al...

"Jingle bells, new paint smells, sheetrock all the way! Oh, what fun it is to ride in a work truck every day- Hey!"

    Houston couple still rebuilding from Hurricane Harvey turns a ladder into a Christmas tree
    A couple in northwest Houston is not letting construction in their home following damage caused by Hurricane Harvey stop them from getting into the holiday spirit. Walt Stone, 60, and his wife Mica decided to dress up a Werner ladder like a Christmas tree, complete with lights, ornaments, and power tools.
    http://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

A federal spokesman linked the vessel to the ...

A federal spokesman linked the vessel to the drug cartels.

    Narco sub filled with 3,800 pounds of cocaine intercepted by U.S. Coast Guard near Texas
    A vessel harboring 3,800 pounds of cocaine tied to drug cartels was recovered by the U.S. Coast Guard near Texas on Nov. 13, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The drugs were found in a self-propelled, semi-submersible vessel, which is a low-profile vessel designed to navigate lower in the water to avoid detection.
    http://www.chron.com

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