36 min ago

Here comes traffic.

Here comes traffic.

    Houston among 3 finalists to host 2020 Democratic National Convention
    Houston is one of three cities still in the running to host the 2020 Democratic National Convention after party officials cut the list of potential sites in half. Mayor Sylvester Turner kicked off Wednesday's regular city council meeting with the announcement, noting that Milwaukee, Denver and the Miami area were the other remaining finalists.
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1 hour ago

The committee’s plan,presented this month, pr...

The committee’s plan,presented this month, proposes adding a high school, two junior highs and two elementary schools and replacing three existing elementary buildings.

    Alvin ISD considers $480 million plan for growth which includes five new campuses and replacements of others.
    Faced with skyrocketing growth, Alvin ISD trustees are considering a committee's recommendation to build multiple campuses, including another high school, within 10 years and to cover the cost through a Nov. 6 bond election for almost $480.5 million.
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2 hours ago

Take this quiz to see how you fare on basic f...

Take this quiz to see how you fare on basic facts related to northern Brazoria County’s heritage.

    Test your knowledge of Pearland area history
    How much do you know about the history of town where you live? For many, especially new residents, the past of communities such as Pearland, Alvin and Manvel may be a mystery. Which is too bad, since the once-rural communities are filled with stories of sturdy pioneers, eccentric characters and dramatic ups and downs.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Deborah Cox talks about her classic remixes, ...

Deborah Cox talks about her classic remixes, the importance of Pride events and what she learned from Whitney and Celine.

    Deborah Cox brings a dancefloor legacy to Rainbow on the Green
    Deborah Cox is usually referred to as a "Canadian R&B diva" or a seasoned theater performer in most reviews and profiles. Her résumé includes the huge 1998 hit "Nobody's Supposed to Be Here" and star turns in musicals "The Bodyguard," "Aida" and "Jekyll & Hyde." But Cox's biggest successes have been on the dance floor.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The groups allege in the suit that the school...

The groups allege in the suit that the school system and Superintendent have a "disturbing practice" of giving student information to immigration authorities.

    The Latest: Kansas welfare agency says children's needs met
    TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) - The Latest on the separation of immigrant children from their parents following President Donald Trump's order allowing them to remain with their parents (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Kansas' child welfare agency has concluded after an inspection that immigrant children housed in Topeka group homes are "having their needs met."
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

For more than three decades she fed, clothed ...

For more than three decades she fed, clothed and ministered to thousands of Houstonians through the Christian mission she built from the ground up.

    Mildred McWhorter, Houston's 'Mother Teresa,' founder of city missions, dies at 87
    For more than three decades, Mildred McWhorter fed, clothed and ministered to thousands of Houstonians through the Christian mission she built from the ground up. McWhorter, known as "Miss Mac" to the families she served, established what would become Mission Centers of Houston.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Dallas based AT&T earned the No. 5 spot on th...

Dallas based AT&T earned the No. 5 spot on the national ranking, behind Amazon, Apple, Google and Facebook for the most valuable brand.

    What are the most valuable brands in Texas?
    Texas is home to 50 of the nation's 500 most valuable brands, with Dallas-based AT&T again leading the list, a new study showed. Brand Finance, an independent brand valuation and consultancy, tallied the results using the latest international brand standards to determine its Brand Finance US 500 2018 report.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The River Oaks includes a limited inventory o...

The River Oaks includes a limited inventory of 79 residences spanning 18 floors with unobstructed, protected views of the city.

    The River Oaks unveils transformation of landmark address
    Developer Arel Capital has announced The River Oaks is officially open. The luxury high-rise condominium has been reimagined to evoke the sophisticated lifestyle reflective of Houston's most prestigious neighborhood. Nestled in three-acres of green space with manicured grounds, The River Oaks includes a limited inventory of 79 residences spanning 18 floors with unobstructed, protected views of the city.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"We invite people from everywhere (to attend)...

"We invite people from everywhere (to attend) and to know we are accepted here. We want to be an example for all suburbs that are predominantly conservative to know that LQBTQIA is accepted here."

    The Woodlands to host inaugural Pride Festival
    Pride is coming to The Woodlands. The Woodlands Pride , a nonprofit organization, has announced the area's first Pride Festival, set for Sept. 8 at Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive. The idea was conceived by CEO Jason Rocha, who reached out to community activists and formed a committee to organize the event.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

During the '90s artist Scott Swoveland's colo...

During the '90s artist Scott Swoveland's colorful murals were a part of its vibrant reputation

    Memories of murals outside departed Montrose gay bar Mary's still live on
    Just in time for Pride Week in Houston, we look back at a part of Bayou City LGBT history that is fading from memory. Just in time for Pride Week in Houston, we look back at a part of Bayou City LGBT history that is fading from memory.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Gangs' history of co-opting cultural symbols ...

Gangs' history of co-opting cultural symbols can have real-world consequences for non-gang affiliated people.

    That cool tattoo you want could be a local, or even international, gang symbol
    Gangs have had a tendency to ruin iconic tattoos for everyone. Houston's largest gang - Tango Blast - likes to use local emblems as identifiers. Those tattoos can range from the Astros' logo to the city skyline to Bayou City area codes.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The projected 13 million metric tons of metha...

The projected 13 million metric tons of methane emitted each year is the equivalent of about $2 billion in lost natural gas — enough to fuel about 10 million homes.

    Major methane study complicates plans of oil and gas industry
    U.S. oil and gas operations are releasing far more methane into the atmosphere than the federal government estimates, causing much more harm to the environment and undermining the case for cleaner-burning natural gas as bridge fuel to a carbon-free future, according to a comprehensive study published Thursday in the prestigious journal Science.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A handful of special construction tours will ...

A handful of special construction tours will be offered on Saturday, June 30, for Houstonians anxious to see what the new Cougars den will look like.

    See what the University of Houston's new Fertitta Center will look like soon
    Ahead of the late 2018 opening of the $60 million Fertitta Center, formerly the Hofheinz Pavilion, a handful of renderings have been released of what the final product should look like on the University of Houston campus. A handful of special construction tours will be offered on Saturday, June 30, for Houstonians anxious to see what the new Cougars den will look like.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Earlier this month, the sheriff's office rece...

Earlier this month, the sheriff's office received an anonymous tip that Flynt was a suspect in numerous crimes while at Humble PD.

    SJC deputy, former Humble PD officer arrested
    A San Jacinto County sheriff's deputy is facing criminal charges after he allegedly falsified his state-mandated personal history statement used when he sought employment with the department. According to San Jacinto County Sheriff Greg Capers, the deputy, Michael Lansing Flynt, was hired in January 2017 as a lieutenant for the Patrol Tactical Unit after retiring from Humble Police Department.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The "Faceless Bunker" house from Season 2 of ...

The "Faceless Bunker" house from Season 2 of "Fixer Upper" is now listed for $1.15 million.

    Faceless bunker from 'Fixer Upper' Season 2 on the market for $1.15M
    Can Chip and Joanna Gaines crest the million-dollar mark? The "Faceless Bunker" house from Season 2 of "Fixer Upper" is now listed for $1.15 million. provided by Published 9:00 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Chip and Joanna Gaines of "Fixer Upper" are known for performing makeover magic, but will the dynamic duo be responsible for million-dollar makeover magic?
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

A dome-shaped house called “Eye of the Storm”...

A dome-shaped house called “Eye of the Storm” has come on the market on Sullivan's Island, SC. It was built in 1991 specifically to weather hurricanes.

    See inside the $5 million, hurricane-proof dome home built to withstand any storm
    A dome-shaped house called "Eye of the Storm" has come on the market on Sullivan's Island, SC. It was built in 1991 specifically to weather hurricanes. provided by Published 2:30 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 A dome-shaped house called "Eye of the Storm" on Sullivan's Island, SC, is now on the market for the first time.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Historical photographs from the LIFE Picture ...

Historical photographs from the LIFE Picture Collection show how border officials rounded up and sent undocumented migrants home.

    What crossing the border looked like six to seven decades ago
    As the Trump administration deals with the fallout of separating migrant families, it's tough to imagine a time when the U.S.-Mexico border wasn't the militarized, heavily-watched line that it is today. And while its true the creation of the border holds a deeply violent past, for the most part, both neighbors have had a pretty relaxed international line.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Motorcyclist dead in southwest Houston crash
    A motorcyclist is dead after slamming into the side of a car in southwest Houston on Friday, June 22, 2018. Houston paramedics and police officers were called to the crash around 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of Hillcroft Avenue and West Orem Drive, near the Sam Houston Tollway and Fort Bend Parkway.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"The food will speak for itself"

"The food will speak for itself"

    '#5StarReview': Ayesha, Steph Curry respond to Houston fans trashing International Smoke on Yelp
    "Hey @ayeshacurry. Guess I'll have @EatAtSmoke in Houston 2 Myself twice next year. More Ribs and Shellfish and Burratta and Duck Wings And Instant Bacon And Salmon And Brussels Sprouts and fried Rice and Mac&Cheese and Cornbread and (did I say Ribs) for me! #5StarReview"
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11 hours ago

Students and parents can't be too happy...

Students and parents can't be too happy...

    Cypress-Fairbanks ISD to require clear backpacks in fall
    Students in Cypress-Fairbanks middle and high schools will be required to use clear backpacks in the fall as a response to recent school shootings and violence. In an email to parents, Superintendent Mark Henry wrote the district's newly established safety and security committee recommended the change as it considers additional steps to bolster campus' security measures.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

His attorneys tried to claim his veins were i...

His attorneys tried to claim his veins were in such poor condition that any attempts to execute him could end in a gruesomely botched procedure.

    Judge rejects Houston serial killer's claims he's too ill to be executed
    A federal judge this week rejected a Houston serial killer's argument that he should get a stay because he's in such bad health he can't be executed. Danny Bible is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday, but in recent weeks his attorneys have said the aging quadruple murderer has such bad veins that any attempts to execute him could end in a gruesomely botched procedure.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Chevy is rebooting an old favorite in 2019

Chevy is rebooting an old favorite in 2019

    Chevrolet's new Blazer coming in early 2019 will be made in Mexico
    New Chevy Blazers haven't been made since the second George W. Bush administration. That changes this year. At a special unveiling this week in Atlanta, top Chevrolet brass showed off one of its most anticipated new offerings -- the 2019 Blazer.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Exclusive breaking news from HoustonChronicle...

Exclusive breaking news from HoustonChronicle.com:

    Medicare to terminate funding for St. Luke's heart transplant program in Houston
    The federal Medicare program informed Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center on Friday that it would cut off funding to its heart transplant program in August, saying the Houston hospital has not done enough to fix shortcomings that endanger patients.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

12 hours ago

"John Moore's photograph broke my heart to se...

"John Moore's photograph broke my heart to see my daughter," he told Univision. "I just hope they are treated well. They are queens. It kills me to see them like this."

    Father of the crying immigrant child reveals she and her mother were never separated
    Updated 1:52 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 The crying immigrant girl in a photograph by John Moore has become the poster child for the immigration issue of children being separated from their parents and was even featured on the cover of TIME magazine.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

'Fox and Friends' host says immigrant childre...

'Fox and Friends' host says immigrant children shouldn't be treated like kids from U.S.

    'These aren't our kids': 'Fox and Friends' host says immigrant children shouldn't be treated like kids from 'Idaho or Texas'
    Amanda McKelvey The hosts of "Fox and Friends" continued their aggressive defense of President Donald Trump's controversial "zero tolerance" immigration policy on Friday morning. Host Brian Kilmeade argued that immigrant children separated from their parents by the government don't deserve the same treatment as American kids.
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13 hours ago

What a gorgeous view

What a gorgeous view

    Bridgeland to debut exclusive lakeside enclave of homes on half-acre lots
    Bridgeland will open a gated community with contemporary homes by two custom builders on the largest lots yet in the Cypress community. Situated in Parkland Village, the first phase of the Sheldon Lake development is designed for 24 houses, The Howard Hughes Corp. announced. Many of the half-acre lots will be on the lake.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

They're getting the band back together!!! Wel...

They're getting the band back together!!! Well...sorta

    Arian Foster, Andre Johnson team up for youth football camp
    For several years, Texans stars Arian Foster and Andre Johnson teamed up on the field as the top offensive players for the AFC South franchise.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

If it were to melt entirely, Antarctica store...

If it were to melt entirely, Antarctica stores enough frozen water to raise global sea levels by 190 feet

    NASA researchers: Arctic ice loss has tripled since 2012
    Antarctic ice loss is causing sea levels across the globe to rise faster now than ever before in history, a NASA and European Space Agency assessment found. The study, published in the journal Nature last week, examined Antarctic ice mass changes over 25 years, from 1992 to 2017.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The false claim appears to stem from a Januar...

The false claim appears to stem from a January 2016 Senate subcommittee report that investigated how the Department of Health and Human Services, under the Obama administration, placed thousands of unaccompanied children illegally entering the country.

    NOT REAL NEWS: Obama didn't separate 90,000 migrant families
    President Barack Obama did not oversee the separation of 90,000 migrant children and their parents at the U.S. border, contrary to a misleading online report and claims circulating on social media.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Police said there were no immediate reports o...

Police said there were no immediate reports of injuries.

    Houston police officer fires weapon at robbery suspect, no one injured
    Updated 3:09 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 Bullet casings and two large stacks of cash sprawled a Wells Fargo parking in northeast Houston after a failed robbery attempt Friday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

The officer fired several rounds toward the s...

The officer fired several rounds toward the suspect, who eventually jumped into a Mercedes SUV that sped away

    Houston police officer fires weapon at robbery suspect, no one injured
    Updated 3:09 pm, Friday, June 22, 2018 Bullet casings and two large stacks of cash sprawled a Wells Fargo parking in northeast Houston after a failed robbery attempt Friday afternoon.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

"I just don't understand, especially consider...

"I just don't understand, especially considering how sacred these buildings are, and what treasures they are to San Antonio. It just befuddles the mind."

    Vandals tag San Antonio missions with Melania Trump jacket quote
    Updated 11:28 am, Friday, June 22, 2018 Vandals spray-painted the San Juan and San Jose missions in San Antonio with the phrase "I don't care. Do you?" The words are an apparent reference to the jacket First Lady Melania Trump wore on Thursday ahead of a visit to an immigrant children's shelter on the U.S.-Mexico border, which said on the back "I really don't care.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The items include generators, welding equipme...

The items include generators, welding equipment, paint sprayers and chainsaws.

    Man accused of stealing $30,000 worth of merchandise from Home Depot stores
    A man has been arrested in connection with the theft of $30,000 of merchandise from 15 Houston-area Home Depot stores, according to the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 1. Juan Carlos Lopez, 32, could face charges of third degree felony theft, the office tweeted Friday.
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15 hours ago

She also received $148,850 in a settlement, w...

She also received $148,850 in a settlement, which she plans to use to start business while she attends school.

    Bikini-clad McKinney, Texas, teen who was tackled by police officer will finally get a pool party
    The incident happened June 5, 2015 when Dajerria Becton, then just 15 was at a pool party in McKinney, Texas. Police were called to a fight at the pool after a group of white people allegedly yelled racial slurs at some of the teens in attendance.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A spokesman for the family said that Spade’s ...

A spokesman for the family said that Spade’s father had been “in failing health” and was “heartbroken” over Spade’s death.

    Kate Spade's 'heartbroken' father dies on night before her funeral
    The father of Kate Spade, who was found dead of an apparent suicide at age 55 earlier this month, died Wednesday night, the night before the designer's funeral, the Kansas City Star reports. He was 89. In a statement sent to the Star just minutes before the funeral in Kansas City began Thursday, a spokesman for the family said that Spade's father, Earl F.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Have you seen her?

Have you seen her?

    14-year-old girl missing from The Woodlands, last seen at mall
    Montgomery County officials are searching for a missing 14-year-old girl who was last seen at a local mall. Andrea Ramos was last seen at the Woodlands Mall on Monday, June 18 according to the sheriff's office.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Time's up for Timeless

Time's up for Timeless

    NBC cancels 'Timeless' for the second time
    NBC canceled the time-traveling drama but is in negotiations for a two-hour finale.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Aside from the laced vaping oil, Houston poli...

Aside from the laced vaping oil, Houston police also recovered PCP, marijuana, synthetic urine, 18 gambling machines, large amounts of cash, alcoholic beverages and a number of credit cards in different names

    North Houston smoke shop temporarily closed after police find synthetic cannabinoids
    Harris County authorities won an order Thursday to shut down a north Houston smoke shop where owners allegedly ran a gambling operation, sold K2-laced vaping oil and stashed large amounts of drugs and cash in the store.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

SPOILER ALERT

SPOILER ALERT

    SPOILERS: What that 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' post-credits scene might reveal
    (Note: This post contains spoilers for the end of "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Read on at your own risk!) "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" finds its protagonists struggling to save the genetically engineered dinosaurs of the Jurassic World theme park from extinction.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Those cuts could translate into hundreds of t...

Those cuts could translate into hundreds of teacher and staff layoffs, as well as bone-deep reductions in central administration departments.

    Klein ISD looking for ways to cut millions from budget after tax hike voted down
    Klein ISD's Board of Trustees will meet Friday for an emergency budget update after voters rejected a property tax hike that could have pumped an additional $28.8 million into the district's coffers.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

She tweeted Friday: "It's shameful that dems ...

She tweeted Friday: "It's shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda. She was not separated from her mom. The separation here is from the facts."

    The Latest: Sanders say critics exploited crying girl photo
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on immigration legislation (all times local): 11:45 a.m. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Democrats and the news media exploited for political purposes a widely circulated photograph of a 2-year-old Honduran girl as her mother is searched near the U.S.-Mexico border.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The decision will likely dampen recent effort...

The decision will likely dampen recent efforts in San Antonio and Houston to impose bans on plastic bags.

    Texas Supreme Court strikes down city plastic bag bans
    Updated 11:59 am, Friday, June 22, 2018 AUSTIN - The Texas Supreme Court ruled Friday the city of Laredo can't impose a ban on plastic bags, endangering ordinances across the state put in place to reduce pollution. Following a legal challenge brought by business groups, the decision resolves a long-simmering battle over the bans on single-use bags.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Rocke...

Today marks the 24th anniversary of the Rockets' first championship. Do you remember where you were when H-Town became Clutch City? #TXSN

    Flashback: Rockets top Knicks for first NBA championship
    Almost a quarter-century. Hard to believe, but that's how long it's been since the Rockets won their first NBA championship. Today marks the 24th anniversary of the triumph over the Knicks in Game 7 of the 1994 Finals at The Summit.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

18 hours ago

Two of the most influential anti-abortion gro...

Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S. said their focus on abortion is so intense that they avoid wading into other issues.

    Muted reaction by 'pro-family' groups to family separations
    Even as many religious organizations, from liberal to conservative, denounced the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families at the U.S.-Mexico border, some major advocacy groups that depict themselves as "pro-family" declined to join in the criticism. Two of the most influential anti-abortion groups in the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Ice Cube: "We've got to salute the single mot...

Ice Cube: "We've got to salute the single mothers, so I'm here to spread a little love"

    Photos from Ice Cube's visit to Houston as part of youth basketball initiative, Big3 opening game
    Actor, rapper, and writer Ice Cube visited Houston this week as part of his BIG3 half-court basketball league. But before sitting court side, Cube, whose legal name is O'Shea Jackson, met with single mothers at a city library in Acres Homes.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooti...

A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new boyfriend in the arm late Thursday in a Golfcrest apartment complex.

    Man accused in shooting of ex-wife's new boyfriend in SE Houston
    A gunman is on the run after allegedly shooting his ex-wife's new boyfriend in the arm late Thursday in a Golfcrest apartment complex. The violence broke out just before midnight, when the suspect kicked in the front door of his ex-wife's second-story apartment near Golfcrest and the South Loop.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Where's your favorite TV meteorologist now?

Where's your favorite TV meteorologist now?

    These Houston TV weathercasters left, but where did they go?
    Nobody stays on the screen forever, but TV stations don't usually promote or say when one of their employees decides to walk away from the camera. Case in point, meteorologist Lisa Vaughn's abrupt departure from KRIV-TV. Vaughn hasn't said anything and neither is Channel 26 or its parent, Fox Television Stations.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

“We have to behave at home and stuff with our...

“We have to behave at home and stuff with our kids,” one grandmother said. “Not here.”

    Outings to Astros games keep Katy senior citizens young at heart
    On board the air-conditioned bus ambling east on Interstate 610 from The City of Katy Fussell Senior Center toward Minute Maid Park, more than 20 of the oldest and most passionate Astros fans turn their monthly bus trip into a septuagenarian summer camp adventure.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

19 hours ago

A Sealy man died when his car went up in flam...

A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire. https://chrn.cl/2yy9o8D

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire. https://chrn.cl/2yy9o8D
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