34 min ago

A convenience store clerk heard gunshots arou...

A convenience store clerk heard gunshots around 3:30 a.m., before a Metro driver walked up and said he'd been shot.

    Houston Metro driver shot near Frenchtown
    A Metro Lift bus driver was shot near Frenchtown Monday morning, Houston police said. The circumstances of the shooting aren't known. Houston police said a convenience store clerk heard gunshots at 2800 Quitman around 3:30 a.m., before a Metro driver walked up and said he'd been shot.
    https://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Attorneys for the state of Texas are trying t...

Attorneys for the state of Texas are trying to convince a judge every aborted, miscarried or ectopic pregnancy should end with a customary burial or cremation. Do you agree with the practice?

    Fetal burial trial marks a new chapter in Texas abortion debate
    AUSTIN - Just off the highway, a cool morning breezeblows through the quiet cemetery,up gentle hills and across the rows of gravestones commemorating babies never born. A nearby hospital sends the remains from failed pregnancies here to Assumption Cemetery. The bundles of tissue are often smaller than the palm of your hand.
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1 hour ago

"We apologize to Ms. Franklin for any embarra...

"We apologize to Ms. Franklin for any embarrassment or discomfort this situation may have caused."

    Houston's municipal court apologizes to Suffers vocalist scolded for taking wedding photos
    Houston's Municipal Courts Department has apologized to the lead signer of The Suffers, a Houston band, after she was told not to take photos of a couple getting married. Singer Kam Franklin chronicled the incident Monday in the courtroom of Judge Leigh F. Saint-Germain.
    https://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

"There is no question that dust disrupts the ...

"There is no question that dust disrupts the development of hurricanes, because dry air inhibits the development of thunderstorms that fuel a storm."

    African dust is 'kryptonite' for Houston's hurricanes
    Houston's hurricanes may have finally met their match in the form of African dust. This dust-which forms as clouds from the Sahara desert that travel across the Atlantic Ocean, into the Caribbean, and up through the Gulf into Texas-essentially acts as a form of "kryptonite" against hurricanes, Eric Berger, editor of the Space City Weather blog, told Chron.com Thursday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Inside the last Blockbuster left in America

Inside the last Blockbuster left in America

    'Why are you still here?': Inside the last Blockbuster left in America
    A man parked his motorcycle on the sidewalk Saturday morning, ruining the aesthetic of the last remaining Blockbuster in the continental United States. "You can't park there," general manager Sandi Harding told the man as he walked into the store in Bend, Oregon. "People are trying to take pictures."
    https://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Your move, Costco.

Your move, Costco.

    Costco sparked backlash after cutting one of customers' favorite items from the food court - and Sam's Club just responded by adding it to its own menu (COST, WMT)
    Sam's Club Sam's Club is going to start serving its Polish hot dog at all locations. The Polish dog will cost just 99 cents. Costco sparked backlash earlier this week when news broke that the bulk retailer would no longer sell the Polish hot dog in its food courts.
    https://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Two words: Exclusive. Content.

Two words: Exclusive. Content.

    7 reasons you should buy a PlayStation 4 instead of the Nintendo Switch
    BI Graphics Let's say you want to buy a modern video game console, and you have $300 to play with: What should you buy? For $300, you can buy a PlayStation 4 or a Nintendo Switch - both cost exactly $300, and offer unique gaming experiences.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

More than four burglars shattered through the...

More than four burglars shattered through the door of the gas station convenience store and took the ATM cash box

    Cash box stolen at Memorial convenience store
    Several masked burglars broke into a Memorial convenience store and stole a cash box from an ATM on Friday, according to Houston police. Officers got a call about the burglary around 3:10 a.m. in the 14000 block of Memorial Drive, at North Kirkwood.
    https://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

What lengths would you go to for free Chick-f...

What lengths would you go to for free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for a year? https://chrn.cl/2L0CdjW (Photo by Alan Warren | Houston Chronicle)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    What lengths would you go to for free Chick-fil-A sandwiches for a year? https://chrn.cl/2L0CdjW (Photo by Alan Warren | Houston Chronicle)
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7 hours ago

They also claim they keyboards will be quiete...

They also claim they keyboards will be quieter...but what if you liked how they sounded before

    Has Apple quietly fixed its sticky MacBook Pro keyboard problem?
    When Apple introduced its updated MacBook Pro laptops this week, the company touted that the keyboards had been tweaked to be quieter. Some users had complained they were too noisy while typing. The bigger beef about the MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards, however, is that keys could become unresponsive if even a tiny bit of dust got into their new butterfly-style mechanism.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

The photos from the World Bodypainting Festiv...

The photos from the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria are breathtaking. https://chrn.cl/2JvbE0M (Photo by Didier Messens | Getty Images)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The photos from the World Bodypainting Festival in Austria are breathtaking. https://chrn.cl/2JvbE0M (Photo by Didier Messens | Getty Images)
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8 hours ago

Charles Entertainment Cheese took Build-A-Bea...

Charles Entertainment Cheese took Build-A-Bear to school on Friday ---> chrn.cl/2zH9sDE

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Charles Entertainment Cheese took Build-A-Bear to school on Friday ---> chrn.cl/2zH9sDE
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8 hours ago

"I am lucky to have my hand."

"I am lucky to have my hand."

    Houston model and Instagram celebrity attacked by shark
    A trip to the Bahamas for one Houston model and Instagram celebrity turned into nightmare after she decided to swim with some nurse sharks. Katarina Zarutskie, 19, an international business and nursing student at the University of Miami, was on vacation in June with her boyfriend and family when they stumbled upon a beautiful pool of water.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

From the Houston Chronicle: A DNA test reveal...

From the Houston Chronicle: A DNA test revealed some deep family secrets.

    How I learned a decades-old family secret that rocked my world
    The mystery began - or, perhaps, more rightly began to end - with a phone call in early 2017. My son, Brian McGrath, 38, of McKinney, had a revelation and a question. The revelation was that he had been doing some family research on the genealogy website Ancestry.com.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

9 hours ago

It's ok to laugh.

It's ok to laugh.

    Texas police department showcases their best bloopers caught on camera
    A police department is Northeast Texas poked fun at some of its officers in a new video featuring a montage of their slip-ups. The video from the Carrollton Texas Police Department was posted on YouTube Tuesday and features dash cam footage of an officer fighting off a bug, tripping on the pavement during a traffic stop, and running into a glass wall.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Do you remember the first thing you ate at Wh...

Do you remember the first thing you ate at Whataburger? https://chrn.cl/2LbW3Ic (Photo by Hollis Johnson | Business Insider)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Do you remember the first thing you ate at Whataburger? https://chrn.cl/2LbW3Ic (Photo by Hollis Johnson | Business Insider)
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10 hours ago

This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and ru...

This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and runs out with a toolkit. Too bad he can't find his car. Full story: https://chrn.cl/2NfPvWz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This man walked into a Lowe's in Texas and runs out with a toolkit. Too bad he can't find his car. Full story: https://chrn.cl/2NfPvWz
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11 hours ago

This insanely cool street art is coming to to...

This insanely cool street art is coming to to Houston. And the best part...its free. https://chrn.cl/2upS5lH (Photo Courtesy of Nuit Blanche Houston)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This insanely cool street art is coming to to Houston. And the best part...its free. https://chrn.cl/2upS5lH (Photo Courtesy of Nuit Blanche Houston)
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11 hours ago

Probably too expensive.

Probably too expensive.

    Contemporary home for sale in Upper Kirby stuns with pool, modern finishes
    A sleek 4,386 square foot property in Upper Kirby is on sale for $1.6 million and perfect for the Houston car enthusiast. The contemporary home features five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a three car garage, according to Martha Turner Sotheby's International Realty agent Ashton Martini.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The tiny skoolie runs on solar power, has a l...

The tiny skoolie runs on solar power, has a living room, dining area, office, guest bed, bedroom and storage.

    Couple explains how they turned a school bus into the perfect vehicle to tour the United States
    The bus, dubbed Vicaribus, has been all over the United States in the past three months and is just the cutest skoolie I've seen.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

That's a pretty nice payday.

That's a pretty nice payday.

    John Cynn claims World Series of Poker title, wins $8.8M
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - The 2018 World Series of Poker champion is an Indiana resident and professional player who barely missed the cut for the final table two years ago. John Cynn won the series' marquee no-limit Texas Hold 'em main event Sunday in Las Vegas, surrounded by a cheering crowd that included his dad.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

uthorities are investigating an officer-invol...

uthorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday at an Alvin church in the 2100 block of West Lang Street.

    Officer involved in shooting at Alvin church
    Authorities are investigating an officer-involved shooting Sunday at an Alvin church, according to media reports. A police officer shot a man about 5 p.m. at Alvin Missionary Baptist Church in the 2100 block of West Lang Street, according to KHOU .
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Be sure to set your DVR!

Be sure to set your DVR!

    Kingwood resident to appear on Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters" next month
    It was no surprise to Kingwood resident Sloan Rinaldi that landing her Texas Q barbecue sauce in every H-E-B in Texas in 2016 would jump start her grill master journey. Now, the whole world will get a taste of Texas Q on Food Network's "Chopped Grill Masters," which debuts July 31.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

He is expected to face drunk driving charges,...

He is expected to face drunk driving charges, but authorities said he could also be charged with failure to stop and render aid. And, if an investigation finds that he ran the light, he could be hit with an intoxication manslaughter charge.

    Driver allegedly runs over man, drunkenly returns to scene to turn self in
    A Houston man is expected to face charges after he allegedly ran over a pedestrian Saturday night, then came back to turn himself in. Tirone Curtis was headed east in his SUV in the 15000 block of West around 9 p.m. when he hit a man walking in the crosswalk, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

13 hours ago

Previews for the upcoming season's hit series...

Previews for the upcoming season's hit series "Insecure," "The Deuce" and "Ballers" were shown to fans at the event.

    HBO launches 'Mixtapes and Roller Skates' in Houston
    Premium cable network HBO hosted the first stop of its "Mixtapes And Roller Skates" summer event series Saturday at Funplex, 13700 Beechnut Street, in Houston. Previews for the upcoming season's hit series "Insecure," "The Deuce" and "Ballers" were shown to fans at the event.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He...

This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He helped France win the World Cup on Sunday. What were you doing at 19? (Photo by Martin Meissner | Associated Press)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    This is Kylian Mbappe. He is 19 years old. He helped France win the World Cup on Sunday. What were you doing at 19? (Photo by Martin Meissner | Associated Press)
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14 hours ago

🐊 + 🐕 = A bad time at Lake Houston.

🐊 + 🐕 = A bad time at Lake Houston.

    Gator tries to eat pet at Lake Houston park
    Park patrons may soon see alligator warning signs at East End Park on the banks of Lake Houston. Kingwood Service Association officials say alligator sightings are not entirely uncommon for areas bordering Lake Houston waterways and have been reported many times over the years.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

This was Verlander's first time facing his fo...

This was Verlander's first time facing his former team since being traded to Houston last year.

    Tigers rough up Justin Verlander in Astros' loss
    John Hicks hit one of Detroit's four home runs off Justin Verlander, and the Tigers snapped a six-game losing streak with a 6-3 win over the Houston Astros on Sunday. Verlander (9-5) allowed a season-high six runs on six hits, striking out 12, as he lost his third straight decision.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

A teenage robbery suspect was shot by police ...

A teenage robbery suspect was shot by police Sunday morning after sticking up a gardener as he worked in a Northline yard.

    Robbery suspect shot by police in north Houston
    A suspect was hit in an officer-involved shooting Sunday morning in north Houston, according to police. No officers were wounded, and Houston police initially declined to say whether the suspect was wounded or killed in the shooting just after 8 a.m. in the 700 block of Doverside.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organize...

The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organizers are recruiting homes and homeowners for the next lineup.

    Weird Homes Tour recruiting homes for 2018 tour
    Winking hippos, a C3PO-like metallic mannequin, outlandish art and over-the-top murals have all won over judges at the annual Weird Homes Tour. The next tour is set for Oct. 6, and organizers are recruiting homes and homeowners for the next lineup.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Zsa Zsa — with her floppy tongue, crooked tee...

Zsa Zsa — with her floppy tongue, crooked teeth and pink manicure — won the annual contest on June 23

    World's ugliest dog dies weeks after winning title
    ANOKA, Minn. (AP) - A 9-year-old English bulldog has died just weeks after winning the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest. Owner Megan Brainard of Anoka, Minnesota, told NBC's "Today " that Zsa Zsa died in her sleep Tuesday. Brainard says the dog was staying with her father and he found she had passed away when he got up in the morning.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

This is so sad

This is so sad

    High school basketball star from San Antonio area died after falling asleep at the wheel
    Luis Gonzales grew up taking care of his mother, assisting her when she was bedridden while he was still young. Now, his mother is preparing to bury him. The 19-year-old from Poth, about 35 miles southeast of San Antonio, fell asleep while driving early Thursday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

16 hours ago

'Fixer Upper' has ended, but Magnolia Realty ...

'Fixer Upper' has ended, but Magnolia Realty is still going strong for Joanna and Chip Gaines. See inside their latest project, the rehab of the historic Midland Hotel in Central Texas.

    Chip and Joanna Gaines' Latest Listing Has 14 Bedrooms, and You Won't Believe Why
    Chip and Joanna Gaines' latest listing caught out eye because it has-count 'em!-14 bedrooms. Wanna wager a guess why? provided by Chip and Joanna Gaines seem to have some kind of magical ability to turn anything they touch to gold-whether it's a hit TV show, a home decor line at Target, or a vacation rental side biz that stays booked all year long.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading ...

An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading into the north side of the La Porte Municipal Airport just before 10 a.m. when it went down about 300 yards from the end of the runway.

    2 dead after plane crash near La Porte neighborhood
    Two people were killed after a small plane crashed Sunday morning near a La Porte neighborhood. An Experimental Kolb Twinstar II was heading into the north side of the La Porte Municipal Airport just before 10 a.m. when it went down about 300 yards from the end of the runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide t...

Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide their children when they show an entrepreneurial streak. In his upcoming book "Kid Start-Up," Cuban said parents can help their children by coming up with an action plan for their business idea.

    Mark Cuban explains the steps any parent should take when their child has an idea for a business - whether you think it's good or not
    "Shark Tank"/ABC Mark Cuban said it's up to parents to guide their children when they show an entrepreneurial streak. In his upcoming book "Kid Start-Up," Cuban said parents can help their children by coming up with an action plan for their business idea.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

See what it looks like inside the Honey Badge...

See what it looks like inside the Honey Badger's former hideout.

    Headed for Houston, All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu selling Arizona mansion for $1.4M
    After being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu-aka "Honey Badger"-is selling his suburban mansion near Phoenix for $1.4M.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

The guy in charge tells us what it's like in ...

The guy in charge tells us what it's like in this Q&A.

    Villager Q & A: Fred Everson, controller Emerald Lake nude resort
    Montgomery County is home to many cool places, sites and events, but in one corner of the county about 20 minutes from the heart of The Woodlands is a little known resort where visitors shed their clothes and enjoy the Southeast Texas sun and warm temperatures au naturel-Emerald Lake Naturist Resort and RV Park.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

Lauren Biggers reeled in the shark from the b...

Lauren Biggers reeled in the shark from the beach while her husband was out fishing 10 miles off the coast.

    Conroe woman lands big catch while on vacation at Surfside Beach
    A Conroe woman's unexpected catch - a shark - while vacationing at Surfside Beach has become a viral video sensation across the nation. To celebrate her husband's 30th birthday, Lauren Biggers along with friends and family rented a house along Surfside Beach at the beginning of July.
    https://www.yourconroenews.com

21 hours ago

The preservation idea proved to be "a complet...

The preservation idea proved to be "a complete disaster"

    8 endangered black rhinos die in Kenya after relocation
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - Eight critically endangered black rhinos are dead in Kenya after wildlife workers moved them from the capital to a new national park, the government said Friday, calling the toll "unprecedented" in more than a decade of such transfers.
    https://www.chron.com

22 hours ago

It's got homes for your friends, entertainmen...

It's got homes for your friends, entertainment, a garden and bass fishing. What more could you possibly need?

    Start your own little village at this Angleton ranch for sale
    The right person could conceivably produce many of the things they'd need to survive on this massive ranch for sale in Angleton, and have fun while doing so. The 74-acre property, listed at almost $1.6 million, consists of two tracts that may be purchased together or separately - 36 acres off County Road 32, and a secluded estate in back, where a main home and two guest houses sit on 38 acres.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Discovery Green and other venues are ready to...

Discovery Green and other venues are ready to host fans

    Where to watch Sunday's World Cup finale in Houston
    Soccer fans will gather at bars, barbecues and backyard gatherings around Houston on Sunday morning to watch the World Cup finale as 2-to-1 favorite France battles first-ever finalist Croatia for the coveted prize. Enthusiasts and Johnny-come-latelies may also join the merriment at the FIFA World Cup Watch Party at Discovery Green, where soccer clinics will be offered.
    https://www.chron.com

23 hours ago

Take a peek inside Honey Badger's former lair...

Take a peek inside Honey Badger's former lair.

    Headed for Houston, All-Pro Tyrann Mathieu selling Arizona mansion for $1.4M
    After being cut by the Arizona Cardinals, All-Pro safety Tyrann Mathieu-aka "Honey Badger"-is selling his suburban mansion near Phoenix for $1.4M.
    https://www.chron.com

24 hours ago

Be careful and watch out for cyclists!

Be careful and watch out for cyclists!

    Houston among the most dangerous cities for cyclists, study finds
    A new study shows there's still work to do when it comes to making Houston a more bike-friendly city. Your Local Security, a security business blog, recently named Houston among the top 10 most dangerous cities for cyclists. The study placed Houston at number six in the U.S., the only Texas city to make it to the top 10 most dangerous.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

On HoustonChronicle.com:

On HoustonChronicle.com:

    City of Baytown sues cancer-stricken firefighter to avoid paying insurance claims
    A firefighter battling cancer is being sued by the City of Baytown in order to deny paying him insurance coverage for his treatment over the last 18 months. Patrick Mahoney, a battalion chief for the Baytown Fire Department, was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in December 2016, forcing him to have half of his thyroid removed and undergo continued treatment, including thyroid hormone supplements and regular blood work.
    https://www.houstonchronicle.com

25 hours ago

The video is disturbing.

The video is disturbing.

    El Paso cop pulls gun on group of children, arrests cameraman
    An El Paso police officer is being investigated after video showing him threatening a group of children with a gun went viral. Filmed on Thursday, the video shows the El Paso Police Department cop detaining one child while yelling at others to get back.
    https://www.chron.com

26 hours ago

Further down the Democratic ballot, however, ...

Further down the Democratic ballot, however, things aren't as rosy.

    Beto O'Rourke is out-raising Ted Cruz. Other Texas Democrats? Not so much.
    Texas Congressman and Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke is sitting pretty. Further down the Democratic ballot, however, things aren't so rosy.
    https://www.chron.com

27 hours ago

The Kickstarter goal has already been reached...

The Kickstarter goal has already been reached.

    Fed up with wild districts, Texas siblings create gerrymandering board game
    A trio of Austin siblings are launching a board game to educate others, especially lawmakers, about gerrymandering. Josh, 17, and his 23-year-old twin siblings Louis and Rebecca Lafair grew up in one of the most gerrymandered districts in the Lone Star State.
    https://www.chron.com

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