7 min ago

BREAKING: A Houston school is under a shelter...

BREAKING: A Houston school is under a shelter in place after administrators heard of a threat posted on social media.

    C.E. King High School under shelter in place after social media threat
    C.E. King High School in northeast Harris County is under a shelter in place after administrators heard of a threat posted on social media. The school is doing a compliance check, and law enforcement is at the school to investigate, according to a Sheldon Independent School District Facebook post.
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26 min ago

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla.

Houston is cheering for you, Alex Padilla.

    Ninfa's on Navigation's Alex Padilla advances to final round of chef competition on 'The Chew'
    Alex Padilla, executive chef of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation, has advanced to the final round of a national cooking competition on "The Chew." In the first round of "The Best Chef on the Block" contest, Padilla faced chefs Marcel Cotit of Los Angeles and Young Cho of Seattle and rose victorious after cooking his Fajita Burger made with outside skirt steak, grilled onions, poblano peppers, avocado, chipotle mayo, and Oaxaca cheese.
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45 min ago

Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all thre...

Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances.

    Three pet horse killings leave two little girls devastated in Liberty County
    Chicken Nugget, Sonny and Sunshine - all three were horses doted upon by 5-year-old girls in Liberty County. Now, they're all dead, each shot in the head under mysterious circumstances. Two little girls lost their pets, Chicken Nugget and Sonny, on Nov. 8 and Dec.
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1 hour ago

"We catch people of all walks of life. It's m...

"We catch people of all walks of life. It's mind boggling," McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

    Nearly 50 suspects charged in McLennan County Sheriff's Office prostitution sting
    The sting was part of a national effort to arrest more suspects linked to prostitution.
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1 hour ago

Police arrested a Tomball High School student...

Police arrested a Tomball High School student for a social media post that threatened a mass shooting at school.

    Tomball student arrested after social media post threatening school-shooting
    Police arrested a Tomball High School student Wednesday for a social media post that threatened a mass shooting at school. Corbin Pacheco, 17, is out on a $5,000 bond Thursday after he was charged with threatening to exhibit or use a firearm at school, a misdemeanor.
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1 hour ago

Happy Margarita Day, Houston! Taco Cabana is ...

Happy Margarita Day, Houston! Taco Cabana is marking the occasion with $3 margaritas and $2 off quesadillas all day.

    Taco Cabana is celebrating National Margarita Day with all-day happy hour
    Updated 8:40 am, Thursday, February 22, 2018 How does 24 hours of happy sound? That's what Taco Cabana is offering on Thursday for National Margarita Day. The chain's usual 4 to 7 p.m. happy hour special with $3 margaritas will last all day.
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2 hours ago

Behind the scenes at the Houston Astros pose ...

Behind the scenes at the Houston Astros pose for the camera:

    The Astros were serving looks on picture day
    Remember when you were a kid and your parents would make you get all dressed up for picture day? For many, the end product was a collection of awkward photos of you green-screened over various backgrounds.
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2 hours ago

Deputies launched "Operation Ice Storm" using...

Deputies launched "Operation Ice Storm" using undercover officers to identify methamphetamine dealers in the Central Texas rather than street-level users. The investigation revealed the dealers were peddling black-tar heroin along with meth. Deputies also discovered that several suspects were affiliated with the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas. FULL STORY: http://bit.ly/2GBn5mm


2 hours ago

A second area child died from flu-related cau...

A second area child died from flu-related causes earlier this month. The latest fatality brings Texas' pediatric death toll to seven.

    Second child in Houston dies from flu-related causes
    A second area child has died from flu-related causes, the Houston health department reported Wednesday. Health officials said a boy between the ages of 6 and 10 with pre-existing health conditions died in early February. They released no other details. The announcement follows by two days the Harris County health department's announcement of a girl's death this month.
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2 hours ago

After a verbal altercation, the customer stab...

After a verbal altercation, the customer stabbed the shop employee.

    Galveston tire shop customer stabs employee in the neck
    Galveston police are searching for a suspect who stabbed a tire shop employee in the neck Monday. The suspect was a customer at A&A Tire Shop in the 5700 block of Stewart Road, Capt. Joshua Schirard of the Galveston Police Department said in a press release.
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3 hours ago

While Trump listened to the survivors and the...

While Trump listened to the survivors and their parents' calls for stricter gun control, the president held a notecard apparently containing talking points. "I hear you," read bullet point No. 5.

    Trump holds notecard with apparent reminder to say 'I hear you' in meeting with shooting survivors
    Updated 6:11 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Survivors of the Parkland shooting that saw 17 people killed last week met with President Donald Trump on Wednesday to plead for greater protections of American schoolchildren from gun violence. While Trump listened to the survivors and their parents' calls for stricter gun control, the president held a notecard apparently containing talking points and social niceties.
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3 hours ago

Some government jobs pay $65,000 with generou...

Some government jobs pay $65,000 with generous benefits. See what each Texas state agency pays:

    What the largest state agencies pay employees in Texas
    Job hunting can be difficult, and in order to stretch your job-searching net as far as possible, be sure you don't forget state jobs. With a state as large as Texas, there are thousands of job opportunities available for seekers to pursue.
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3 hours ago

They jumped out of the car and took off runni...

They jumped out of the car and took off running without taking anything.

    Northline store damaged in possible attempted smash and grab
    A Northline Family Dollar store was damaged early Thursday in what appears to be an attempted smash and grab, Houston police said. Around 3:40 a.m., several people in a van smashed through the front of the discount store on West Parker at Yale.
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3 hours ago

he ramps will not reopen until the project is...

he ramps will not reopen until the project is completed in 2023.

    Interchange work closing Westpark access to I-69 HOT lane
    Users of the Westpark entrance and exit ramps to the Interstate 69 HOT lane will need to find another route for a few years. As part of the large rebuild of the I-69 interchange with Loop 610, crews will close the entrances and exits along Westpark at 9 a.m. Friday.
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4 hours ago

Texas drivers with unpaid tolls are about to ...

Texas drivers with unpaid tolls are about to get some relief.

    Texas drivers with unpaid tolls will get support from new law going into effect in March
    Texas drivers with unpaid tolls are about to get some relief thanks to a new law taking effect March 1. The law will limit the administrative fee a driver in Texas must pay to $4 a month, regardless of how many unpaid tolls they've racked up, the Austin American Statesman reported.
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4 hours ago

In a strange twist, Democratic gubernatorial ...

In a strange twist, Democratic gubernatorial front-runner Lupe Valdez skipped the forum at a Tuesday debate. What do you think of her explanation?

    Absent governor candidates somehow star in Democrat debate
    As the debate opened, Dallas businessman Jeffrey Payne said that people running for Texas highest office "need to show up" to face voters and participate in public forums like the debate at Southern Methodist University. Among those absent: Lupe Valdez, perceived by many as the front runner because she has the support of the Democratic Party elite.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Do you think our teachers should be armed?

Do you think our teachers should be armed?

    Trump suggests 'concealed carry for teachers;' Twitter explodes with reactions
    At President Trump's listening session on school shootings Wednesday, one of the most concrete solutions he proposed was the possibility of sending armed veterans into schools and allowing teachers to carry concealed weapons - comments that provoked a strong backlash, along with some messages of support, from politicians and survivors on social media.
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5 hours ago

Video of the groundbreaking for the next phas...

Video of the groundbreaking for the next phase of Wulfe & Company’s East Shore Place mixed-use development in The Woodlands. http://bit.ly/2EWtSK8

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Video of the groundbreaking for the next phase of Wulfe & Company's East Shore Place mixed-use development in The Woodlands. http://bit.ly/2EWtSK8
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5 hours ago

"Let the record show, if you choose to peddle...

"Let the record show, if you choose to peddle your poison in our county, we will hunt you down and work to prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law."

    Sheriff: Aryan Brotherhood members among 23 arrested in Central Texas meth sting
    Updated 3:56 pm, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 A yearlong undercover investigation into a suspected narcotics operation in Central Texas resulted in 23 arrests, according to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office. Deputies launched "Operation Ice Storm" in October of 2016, using undercover officers to identify methamphetamine dealers in the area rather than street level users, according to a news release.
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6 hours ago

"He is a Mexican citizen, which made it diffi...

"He is a Mexican citizen, which made it difficult for us to get him back. He was here illegally."

    Mexican immigrant accused in execution-style slaying of 2 Baytown teens extradited to U.S.
    A Mexican citizen accused in the execution-style killing of two Baytown teens in 2015 was finally brought back to Texas on Wednesday to face capital murder charges after fleeing the country more than two years ago. Brandon Alejeandro Flores, an unlicensed barber who is believed to have gang affiliations, was taken into custody at Bush Intercontinental Airport after the U.S.
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7 hours ago

Trump's love for fast food is well-documented...

Trump's love for fast food is well-documented, with his go-to order being two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake.

    Trump reportedly loves McDonald's because he has a 'longtime fear' of being poisoned (MCD)
    Donald Trump for President President Trump's McDonald's obsession is linked to his "longtime fear of being poisoned," reports Michael Wolff in his book on the Trump White House. Trump's love for fast food is well-documented, with his go-to order being two Big Macs, two Filet-o-Fish sandwiches, and a large chocolate shake.
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8 hours ago

The Texas-based movie-theater chain is going ...

The Texas-based movie-theater chain is going back to the future by going into the video-rental business. What do you think f their new venture?

    Alamo Drafthouse Opening a Video Rental Store
    Video Vortex in North Carolina to feature classic and hard-to-find titles Published 10:33 am, Wednesday, February 21, 2018 We're going to party like it's 1999, after all. The Austin-based Alamo Drafthouse movie-theater chain is going back to the future by going into the video-rental business.
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9 hours ago

Pollution is threatening a vast underground n...

Pollution is threatening a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world.

    Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world. Subaquatic archaeologist Guillermo de Anda said the cave system's historical span is likely unrivaled.
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9 hours ago

The 26-year-old started riding horses as a yo...

The 26-year-old started riding horses as a young girl and now is a top equestrian.

    Inside the glamorous life of Bruce Springsteen's daughter Jessica, an elite equestrian who's earned over $1 million in prize money competing against the daughters of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates
    Marc Serota/AP Images * Jessica Springsteen is the daughter of rock-and-roll artist Bruce Springsteen. * The 26-year-old began riding horses at a young age, and has become a top equestrian. * She reportedly has her eyes set on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. You might say that Jessica Springsteen was born to ride.
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10 hours ago

"... we saw these houses that weren't all kno...

"... we saw these houses that weren't all knocked over, but they were so soaked and filled with mud. It was eye opening in so many ways."

    'Ask This Old House' Houston visit airs Saturday
    Richard Trethewey and his "Ask This Old House" colleagues came to Houston in November and saw mud and mold, crumbling homes and a can-do spirit that's hard to replicate anywhere else. "We were glad to get down there and do that story. It's always so gripping," said Threthewey, the show's heating and plumbing expert.
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10 hours ago

Did you know they're in Houston bayous?

Did you know they're in Houston bayous?

    Otters making a welcome return to Texas waterways
    Don Greene was sick and weak, dying of pancreatic cancer. But that late-winter morning four years ago, my long-time friend fairly vibrated and glowed with excitement, wonder and just plain joy. "You're not going to believe what we've seen on the bayou," gushed Greene.
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11 hours ago

These eye-popping homes are all in Houston me...

These eye-popping homes are all in Houston metropolis.

    These are Houston's most over-the-top, luxury homes for sale right now
    They say everything is bigger in Texas and these Houston-area homes are the proof in the pudding. The homes the Chron.com team highlights in the gallery above, all are more than 12,000 square feet and are located throughout the Houston metropolis.
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11 hours ago

Every day we stray further from God's light.

Every day we stray further from God's light.

    Toy makers turn to the toilet for poop-inspired toys
    NEW YORK (AP) - Toy makers have gone to the toilet for their latest creations. Mattel, a company best known for its clean-cut Barbie dolls, is set to release a game called Flushin' Frenzy that sends a brown plastic poop flying into the air.
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12 hours ago

Two men are accused of using forklifts to ste...

Two men are accused of using forklifts to steal an ATM at a Chase Bank on Interstate 45 and Airline Drive, in north Houston. http://bit.ly/2FiOA4G

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Two men are accused of using forklifts to steal an ATM at a Chase Bank on Interstate 45 and Airline Drive, in north Houston. http://bit.ly/2FiOA4G
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12 hours ago

Apparently, Texas is also known for vanity an...

Apparently, Texas is also known for vanity and jealousy, according to the study.

    Texas named the most lustful state in America, according to new Wallethub study
    On Wednesday, Wallethub announced America's Most Sinful States for 2018, and Texas ranked high on the annual list. Overall, Texas landed in the 4th position as most sinful, but the Lone Star State was named the most lustful in all of America.
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13 hours ago

Instead of sniffing your food, taking a bite ...

Instead of sniffing your food, taking a bite and hoping for the best, learn how to tell when food should be kept and when it should be thrown out.

    Left your food out and don't know if it's still good? Here's what to keep and what to toss.
    We've all been there, the next morning after a hazy night, staring at the pizza left out on the table. Is it still good? For some people, pizza for breakfast is always a good idea and leaving it out for a good 12 hours just adds to the flavor.
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13 hours ago

#Relatable 😂

#Relatable 😂

    22 signs you definitely married a Texan
    Just in case being from Texas isn't enough. Updated 3:52 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 Getting married is great. You get the chance to experience things together and learn more about each other. Marrying a Texan is better. A Texan spouse will have some qualities not found anywhere else simply because he or she was raised in the Lone Star State.
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14 hours ago

Have you seen any of these men?

Have you seen any of these men?

    Three Shipley's Do-nuts robberies in Houston captured on video
    The Houston Police Department is searching for the men responsible for robbing three different Shipley's Do-nuts over the past three months. Police believe that two of the robberies, which occurred at 12405 Westheimer on Dec. 17 and 6602 North Shepherd Dr. on Dec. 18, were carried out by the same group of men.
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14 hours ago

It's only February, but we've already lost th...

It's only February, but we've already lost these shows:

    All the TV shows that have been canceled in 2018
    Netflix It's early in the year, but the list of canceled TV shows is already piling up. Networks haven't announced many cancellations yet with the exception of ABC, which canceled freshman sitcom "The Mayor" and "Once Upon a Time" (which was once a ratings hit). On the streaming side, things are a bit different.
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14 hours ago

FINALLY. 🍔

FINALLY. 🍔

    Shake Shack in Rice Village opens Feb. 28.
    Houston's love affair with Shake Shack is about to enjoy a new wave of romance when the Rice Village burger joint opens Feb. 28 at 6205 Kirby. The new Shake Shack (the third in Houston behind the original in the Galleria and a kiosk at Minute Maid Park) also promises to employ some local flavor.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The Duck Dynasty star plans on moving to Aust...

The Duck Dynasty star plans on moving to Austin to launch a food truck.

    "Duck Dynasty" star, Jep Robertson lists his 1.5 acre Louisiana home
    Updated 3:21 pm, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 Jep Robertson of "Duck Dynasty" has officially listed his 1.5 acre Louisiana home. The property, located in West Monroe on what is affectionately known as "Robertson Row," has six bedrooms, five full baths and has been seen on the show multiple times.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The popular chain is making its Houston debut...

The popular chain is making its Houston debut:

    Fig & Olive restaurant to open at the Galleria in early March
    Fig & Olive, the first of four new restaurants planned for the former Saks Fifth Avenue space at the Galleria, is set to open in early March. The coastal Mediterranean restaurant, which specializes in French, Italian, Spanish and North African cuisine, plans to open behind the curved Philip Johnson-designed facade of the former Saks.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

In case you missed this yesterday: You'll hav...

In case you missed this yesterday: You'll have to leave big purses and backpacks at home and pay up for concessions.

    Cinemark to ban large bags in theaters
    Cinemark is implementing a new bag policy beginning Thursday, Feb. 22. Bags or packages larger than 12 inches x 12 inches x 6 inches will not be allowed in the theater. The policy was adopted "in an effort to enhance the safety and security of our guests and employees," according to the company's website.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Worthing High School students battle Houston ...

Worthing High School students battle Houston Police officers on the dance floor during the first Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon, in Houston. Houston Police Department http://bit.ly/2EHFoFU

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Worthing High School students battle Houston Police officers on the dance floor during the first Police Officer Appreciation Luncheon, in Houston. Houston Police Department http://bit.ly/2EHFoFU
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16 hours ago

It hasn't been a month since the Parkland, Fl...

It hasn't been a month since the Parkland, Florida shooting, so some people are saying this councilman's move is insensitive.

    Controversy erupts online after Laredo councilman's parade appearance with heavy machine gun
    A local City Council member has been catching flack on social media after he rode in Saturday's Anheuser-Busch Washington's Birthday Parade with what looked like a loaded assault rifle attached to his car.
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17 hours ago

He's credited with saving at least 20 lives.

He's credited with saving at least 20 lives.

    15-year-old shot 5 times protecting classmates from gunfire
    PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) - A 15-year-old student who was shot five times during last week's massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is credited with saving the lives of at least 20 other students. A fundraising site says Anthony Borges was shot in both legs and his back while attempting to close and lock a classroom door last Wednesday.
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17 hours ago

She faces up to life in prison.

She faces up to life in prison.

    Texas woman admits to trafficking minors online
    A 24-year-old South Texas woman is facing up to life in federal prison after pleading guilty to trafficking minors online. Angela Marks, of Sweeny, pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday after being implicated in the scheme in February 2017.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

CoverGirl is making history with its newest m...

CoverGirl is making history with its newest model:

    Meet CoverGirl's first model with vitiligo, and she's from Texas
    CoverGirl is making history with its newest model, Amy Deanna. Deanna has vitiligo, a skin condition that causes the loss of melanin, a pigment which gives skin its color. She's the beauty brand's first model to have the condition. Deanna is part of the brand's new I Am What I Make Up campaign for the truBlend Foundation.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

He's been a school principal for 16 years.

He's been a school principal for 16 years.

    Judson ISD principal arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, unlawful possession of weapon
    The principal of Judson Early College Academy was arrested earlier this month on suspicion of drunken driving and unlawfully carrying a weapon, according to online jail records.
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18 hours ago

Here's a closer look at different marital ou...

Here's a closer look at different marital outcomes by each year of age, according to the most recent study:

    Here's when you're probably getting divorced
    Jason Merritt/Getty Images The Census Bureau tracks patterns in marital status by age among Americans. In recent years, older Americans are more likely to have been divorced, separated, or in a second or later marriage than in previous decades, while younger Americans are more likely to be never married or in a first marriage.
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18 hours ago

This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife ed...

This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife edition, take a look at a piece of history that is now completely revitalized. The River Oaks, an iconic residence, is bringing classic luxury to the 21st century. Small details like Poggenpohl cabinetry, Calacatta marble counters and world-class amenities are just a few of its perks. Click here to learn more: http://bit.ly/2EIDRzw (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This week on Building Houston, a CondoLife edition, take a look at a piece of history that is now completely revitalized. The River Oaks, an iconic residence, is bringing classic luxury to the 21st...
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19 hours ago

A trial juror said she feels betrayed by the ...

A trial juror said she feels betrayed by the clemency push.

    'The only way people are safe is if he is dead': Juror in Fort Bend death row case speaks out
    "Oh no," she thought, "we are still at risk from this man." A woman who once helped dole out a death sentence for the Sugar Land man slated for execution Thursday was distraught to learn of the parole board's rare recommendation for clemency a day earlier.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The two-time Latin Grammy winner suffered ano...

The two-time Latin Grammy winner suffered another stroke after a Texas concert.

    San Antonio Tejano star Michael Salgado suffered another stroke after concert
    Michael Salgado, the San Antonio-based singer of Tejano hits like Cruz de Madera and Palomita Blanca, was hospitalized after suffering a stroke last weekend.
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