30 min ago

While some critics are in love with the film,...

While some critics are in love with the film, others say the premise is a bit demeaning.

    Amy Schumer's 'I Feel Pretty' is funny, endearing and humane
    Amy Schumer's trademark as a stand-up comic was self-delusion. She'd tell stories that supposedly showed how generous or socially concerned or irresistible she was and reveal the opposite. Now in "I Feel Pretty," that comic strategy is blown out to fill a feature-length movie that turns out to be not only funny but also endearing and humane.
    https://www.chron.com

53 min ago

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avi...

The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman.

    Avicii, DJ-producer who performed around the world, dies
    NEW YORK (AP) - Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the Swedish performer, born Tim Bergling, was found dead in Muscat, Oman.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The Houston Police Department is ramping up s...

The Houston Police Department is ramping up security this weekend as dignitaries make their way to Houston to attend services for the late former first lady Barbara Bush:

1 hour ago

Political figures, family and friends are off...

Political figures, family and friends are offering an outpouring of love and support for the Bush family. https://bit.ly/2HhZ8kT

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Political figures, family and friends are offering an outpouring of love and support for the Bush family. https://bit.ly/2HhZ8kT
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1 hour ago

“There’s not a day or night that goes by that...

“There’s not a day or night that goes by that I don’t relive this scene.”

    Trucker involved in deadly incident with 39 immigrants sentenced to life in prison
    A Kentucky trucker who transported several undocumented immigrants from Laredo to San Antonio in a sweltering tractor-trailer, which resulted in the deaths of 10 people, was sentenced today to two concurrent life sentences without parole on each of two counts of conspiracy to transport undocumented immigrants for profit, resulting in death.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Have you ever called the cops after seeing so...

Have you ever called the cops after seeing something strange in your neighborhood?

    Friendswood cops: Suspicious behavior that merits a call to police
    Ever check your street at night and see the same car sitting out there for several hours? Friendswood police say this is suspicious behavior that could be linked to neighborhood crime. In its weekly crime report, the Friendswood Police Department lists this and several other circumstances that might be a good reason to call police.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Mourners wait to pay their respects to Barbar...

Mourners wait to pay their respects to Barbara Bush at Second Baptist and then will be taken by shuttle to St. Martin’s Church. https://bit.ly/2HhZ8kT

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Mourners wait to pay their respects to Barbara Bush at Second Baptist and then will be taken by shuttle to St. Martin's Church. https://bit.ly/2HhZ8kT
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3 hours ago

See the list of Houston's cleanest restaurant...

See the list of Houston's cleanest restaurants from March:

    Pinks Pizza, Pappasito's and more make Houston's cleanest restaurants list
    See the list of Houston's cleanest restaurants from March.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

She was captured last night at a South Texas ...

She was captured last night at a South Texas resort.

    Minnesota woman suspected of killing 2 captured in Texas
    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) - A woman suspected of killing her husband in Minnesota and a woman in Florida was captured Thursday night at a South Texas resort. Two federal deputy marshals arrested Lois Riess, 56, about 8:30 p.m. at a South Padre Island, Texas, restaurant, the U.S.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Areas north of Houston could see severe weath...

Areas north of Houston could see severe weather Saturday afternoon and night, bringing possible hail and high winds.

    Severe weather possible north of Houston on Saturday
    Areas north of Houston could see severe weather Saturday afternoon and night, bringing possible hail and high winds. The National Weather Service reported a "marginal" severe weather risk. If storms do hit, they could bring hail 1 inch in diameter and damaging winds traveling at more than 60 mph.
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The deal starts today (April 20).

The deal starts today (April 20).

    Here's how you can get free McDonald's fries on April 20 and April 27
    Published 7:33 am, Friday, April 20, 2018 For many, McDonald's french fries are considered the pinnacle of fast food fries, and for the next week, fans can get them for free. The deal will get people a free order of medium fries with a minimum of a $1 purchase and is running Fry-day, April 20 and April 27.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Students in the Houston area are preparing fo...

Students in the Houston area are preparing for mass campus demonstrations to protest gun violence:

    Houston-area students, schools prepare for walkouts to protest gun violence
    Students and education leaders across Greater Houston are preparing for mass campus demonstrations Friday to protest gun violence, part of a national day of activism and remembrance following February's school shooting in Florida. Tens of thousands of local students are expected to engage in on-campus demonstrations throughout the region, leaving class to participate in anti-violence rallies, letter-writing campaigns and assemblies devoted to victims of gun violence.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

This week's Houston restaurant report card:

This week's Houston restaurant report card:

    Roaches on the wall leaves Houston restaurant in trouble with health inspectors
    See this week's list of restaurants with violations (April 11-18)
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Part of the intense incident was captured on ...

Part of the intense incident was captured on three different body cams worn by police.

    Fort Bend man found not guilty of taking weapon from officer during intense scuffle with police
    Body cam footage from Rosenberg Police Department officers in Fort Bend shows a chaotic scene in August at a probation office where Zachary D. Brooks, 39, was apprehended and arrested on a warrant. Brooks was ultimately charged with taking a weapon from an officer. He was found not guilty by a jury April 12.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

A woman who was in the car had minor injuries...

A woman who was in the car had minor injuries. She said she had a couple beers before the wreck, and the man had “a whole lot of beers."

    Man in critical condition in suspected drunken driving crash
    A wrong-way suspected drunken driver is in critical condition after crashing his car on the East Freeway Friday morning, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The man was driving eastbound in the westbound lanes of Interstate 10, near Freeport Street in the Cloverleaf area, when around 2 a.m., he hit a concrete dividing wall, said Sgt.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Any map nerds out there?

Any map nerds out there?

    One of the most rare early maps of Texas debuts at Texas A&M
    The Texas A&M University Libraries recently acquired a rare first edition of Stephen F. Austin's own map of Texas, first produced in 1830. According to officials at the school, it is one of eight known to exist, and that makes it even more special. Donors gifted it to the school.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

MORNING WRECK: The Houston Fire Department ex...

MORNING WRECK: The Houston Fire Department extinguished an 18-wheeler that was on fire on the southbound lanes of Interstate 45. (Photo: Godofredo A. Vasquez/Houston Chronicle) DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2He47XC


7 hours ago

“Imagine how bad this could have been had it ...

“Imagine how bad this could have been had it not been uncovered before it got to a real hitman.”

    Pearland man tried to hire hitman to kill four people, DA says
    A Pearland man tried to hire a hitman to kill an ex-girlfriend and three other Houston residents, prosecutors said Thursday in announcing his arrest. Rajesh Bakshi, 54, was charged with four counts of solicitation of capital murder and is accused of trying to pay a professional killer to shoot a woman he had once dated, along with her boyfriend and parents, the Harris County District Attorney's Office said, in a news release detailing the case.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra B...

"Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland" makes its debut at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City on April 25 and will air on HBO later this year.

    Clip from HBO documentary on Sandra Bland is now available
    If you're curious about the new HBO documentary focusing on the controversial death of Sandra Bland, the Chicago woman who died in police custody in Waller County in 2015, a clip is now available to view.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

DEVELOPING:

DEVELOPING:

    Big rig fire closes North Freeway at Mount Houston
    A heavy truck burst into flames on Interstate 45 North Friday morning, closing all lanes of the freeway near Texas 249, according to Houston TranStar. At least six vehicles were involved in an accident linked to the fire, which happened around 5:15 a.m. in the inbound lane of the North Freeway.
    https://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Cops are probably watching on these Houston-a...

Cops are probably watching on these Houston-area roads.

    Don't speed in these neighborhoods; cops are probably watching
    There are some places around Houston where the locals instinctively let off the gas a bit, wary of a possible patrol car lurking around the bend. And, if a police officer is actually sighted, it's probably advisable to slow down even more just to be safe.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

13 hours ago

13 hours ago

He allegedly hit a public defender in the fac...

He allegedly hit a public defender in the face.

    Harris County inmate accused of punching his lawyer in the face
    A Harris County jail inmate is facing a new charge after he allegedly punched his lawyer in the face. Luciano Charles Olivarez was meeting with his attorney in the hold-over area inside the 701 San Jacinto jail Thursday morning when he hit public defender Danny Lacayo once in the face, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

15 hours ago

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car n...

A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car near the West Oaks Mall on last night, police said. https://bit.ly/2F0joFJ

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A pedestrian died after he was hit by a car near the West Oaks Mall on last night, police said. https://bit.ly/2F0joFJ
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15 hours ago

A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, n...

A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it.

    David Copperfield forced to reveal secret of vanishing trick in court
    A magician never reveals his secrets. Well, not unless a court mandates it. David Copperfield, 61, is currently in the midst of a civil jury trial in Las Vegas' Clark County District Court that began on Friday, following a negligence lawsuit filed against the illusionist by 58-year-old British chef Gavin Cox.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

A freight train struck two cars that were mys...

A freight train struck two cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue this morning. https://bit.ly/2JXe2ih

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A freight train struck two cars that were mysteriously sitting on the railroad tracks near Washington Avenue this morning. https://bit.ly/2JXe2ih
    http://www.facebook.com

16 hours ago

A man is dead after police say he was shot by...

A man is dead after police say he was shot by his own mother Wednesday night.

    Police: Mother fatally shoots son in Northwest Side house
    SAN ANTONIO - A man is dead after police say he was shot by his own mother Wednesday night on the North Side. San Antonio Police Department Sgt. Barry Smith said the man, 31, was fatally shot at about 9:15 p.m. in the 7000 block of Valley Trails.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthous...

Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal an ATM this morning, making it the third attempted burglary at a courthouse this week, according to television reports. https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Burglars-target-ATM-in-Baytown-courthouse-12847171.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Burglars broke into a Harris County courthouse to steal an ATM this morning, making it the third attempted burglary at a courthouse this week, according to television reports....
    http://www.facebook.com

17 hours ago

#BREAKING

#BREAKING

    Police: Suspect calls 911 after shooting brother in south Houston
    A suspected shooter called 911 to report his crime after gunning down his brother inside a south Houston home Thursday night, police said. Houston police officers were called out to a home in the 1200 block of Bayswater Drive, near Almeda-Genoa Road and the South Freeway, around 8:30 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

It may be a little hot in the summer, but Tex...

It may be a little hot in the summer, but Texas still has some awesome places to visit.

    Texas totally snubbed in US News & World Report's places for the 'best summer vacation'
    Published 12:15 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 U.S. News & World Report released its list of the best places for a summer vacation in 2018, but after a look through their picks, something seemed amiss. Not a single location is in Texas.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Just when you thought you've seen it all ...

Just when you thought you've seen it all ...

    Pickup almost falls off U.S. 290 overpass under construction
    A pickup truck driver nearly fell off a U.S. 290 overpass that's under construction after apparently driving through a construction zone, authorities said. Houston police were called out to the Northwest Freeway near Fairbanks North Houston Road around 1:40 p.m. to a reported crash in a construction zone.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Stephen F. Austin drew the map himself and fo...

Stephen F. Austin drew the map himself and for years it was the standard for Texas maps.

    One of the most rare early maps of Texas debuts at Texas A&M
    The Texas A&M University Libraries recently acquired a rare first edition of Stephen F. Austin's own map of Texas, first produced in 1830. According to officials at the school, it is one of eight known to exist, and that makes it even more special. Donors gifted it to the school.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Now that we've seen their schedule, how do yo...

Now that we've seen their schedule, how do you think the Texans do in 2018? 🤔🤔🤔

    A way too early prediction for the Texans' 2018 season
    We already knew who the Houston Texans would be playing in 2018 and where, but we didn't know when until Thursday night when the NFL released the schedule for the entire season. Now that we finally know what order when those games will be and which ones are scheduled for prim time, we can't make a better, more educated guess, of how the season will play out.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Do you own a home in one of these neighborhoo...

Do you own a home in one of these neighborhoods?

    Houston's hottest neighborhoods of 2018, according to real estate brokerage site Redfin
    Real estate brokerage site Redfin has released its predictions for the Hottest Neighborhoods of 2018 and has named Houston's top three neighborhoods as Lawndale-Wayside, Sea Isle, and El Lago. Lawndale is located east of the East Downtown neighborhood.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Where else can you see the Houston Astros' Ca...

Where else can you see the Houston Astros' Carlos Correa and George Springer as Brooks and Dunn, or Jose Altuve as Ice Cube?

    15 album covers reimagined with Astros players
    It may come as a shock to some of you, but there was a time when you actually had to leave your house to buy a physical copy of the music you wanted to listen to.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Two women were charged with criminal trespass...

Two women were charged with criminal trespassing after attempting to disrupt the business of Fisher Ham and Meat Co. in Spring.

    Animal rights activists arrested for protesting, trespassing at Fisher Ham and Meat Co.
    Three Spring women were arrested at Fisher Ham and Meat Co. for protesting, blocking traffic and, for some, criminal trespassing. Shelby D. Gibbs, 25, and Victoria R. Botchlett, 20, were charged with criminal trespassing Wednesday "in an attempt to interrupt the business," the Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 4 said in a news release.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Houston police arrested the driver and passen...

Houston police arrested the driver and passenger of a car that crashed after a short chase near Acres Homes this morning. https://bit.ly/2HgzAo2

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston police arrested the driver and passenger of a car that crashed after a short chase near Acres Homes this morning. https://bit.ly/2HgzAo2
    http://www.facebook.com

20 hours ago

The doctor is not currently a target of any c...

The doctor is not currently a target of any criminal investigation, federal prosecutors said in a letter to his attorney.

    Prosecutor: Prince thought he was taking common painkiller
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Prince thought he was taking a common painkiller but instead ingested a counterfeit pill containing the dangerously powerful drug fentanyl, a Minnesota prosecutor said Thursday as he announced that no charges would be filed in the musician's death.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Weather is the culprit. The plan is to do thi...

Weather is the culprit. The plan is to do this thing next month at a new venue.

    Great Texas BBQ Festival postponed
    The inaugural Great Texas BBQ Festival, which was to have taken place this weekend in Sam Houston Park downtown, has been postponed until next month. Organizers were concerned about the possibility of thunderstorms on Saturday.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

We are counting down the days to summer vacat...

We are counting down the days to summer vacation time.

    Yes, Houston has a nonstop flight to New Zealand (and many other destinations)
    Vacation time is getting close, and Houston's Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) has a lot of nonstop flights for international destinations.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

'THE WHOLE BUILDING SHOOK' Witness described...

'THE WHOLE BUILDING SHOOK' Witness described moments when Valero plant in Texas City exploded Thursday afternoon.

    Explosion, large fire at Texas City plant
    Updated 6:10 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 A large fire broke out Thursday afternoon at a Texas City plant, city officials said. The explosion was reported at the Valero plant on Loop 197 in Texas City, officials said. Witnesses said the explosion happened around 4:45 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – E...

Check Out New Zealand’s Version of Austin – Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply: https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check Out New Zealand's Version of Austin - Enter for a chance to win* two roundtrip economy tickets! T&C apply: https://www.airnewzealand.com/texas-contest
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21 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Explosion, large fire at Texas City plant
    Updated 6:10 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 A large fire broke out Thursday afternoon at a Texas City plant, city officials said. The explosion was reported at the Valero plant on Loop 197 in Texas City, officials said. Witnesses said the explosion happened around 4:45 p.m.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

There was something different about the conve...

There was something different about the conversation around the former first lady's passing:

    Experts: Barbara Bush may change discussion about end-of-life
    When former First Lady Barbara Bush died Tuesday, people spoke of the 92-year-old's legacy and her impact on the culture, both positive and negative. For the most part, it was the sort of talk that circulates any time a well-known person is lost. But there was something different about this conversation.
    https://www.chron.com

21 hours ago

Would you open your doors to three complete s...

Would you open your doors to three complete strangers in need? Meet the Koch family in our latest installment in our Heroes of Harvey series.

    Young Memorial family takes in three strangers stranded by Harvey
    As Hurricane Harvey brewed in the Gulf, three longtime friends were planning to make the most of a rainy weekend. Rosemary Colvin and Peggy Spann headed to Jimmie Davis' home in Nottingham Forest for a "House of Cards" marathon. Davis had lived in her home for 48 years, and it never flooded.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

A couple allegedly tortured and killed a 70-y...

A couple allegedly tortured and killed a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran in an attempt to gain access to his financial information. "We know the children were taken to where the body was burned and watched the body burn."

    Calif. couple allegedly tortured, killed Vietnam War veteran, burned body in front of children
    A couple allegedly tortured and murdered a 70-year-old Vietnam War veteran in Hanford, Calif. in an attempt to gain access to his financial information, police say. Kenneth Coyle, a retired contractor for Naval Air Station Lemoore first met Stacie Mendoza, one of the accused murderers, in a Hanford restaurant where she worked as a waitress, according to the Hanford Police Department.
    https://www.chron.com

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