15 min 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

29 min 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"
    https://www.chron.com

59 min 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

1 hour 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

1 hour 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

2 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

2 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

2 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.
    https://www.chron.com

3 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

5 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.
    https://www.chron.com

5 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

5 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

6 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

6 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

6 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

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

8 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

9 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

9 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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9 hours ago

Her attorneys claim that the Texans cheerlead...

Her attorneys claim that the Texans cheerleaders supervisor assaulted her by using duct tape to "physically (tape) down her sides under her uniform without her consent".

    Another former Texans cheerleader prepared to join lawsuit against team
    Another former Houston Texans cheerleader who says that cheer director Alto Gary applied duct tape to her stomach before a 2017 game is prepared to join one of two lawsuits filed against the team over payment and workplace issues, according to attorney Gloria Allred.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where t...

Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where to start? Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide, comparing two of their top sellers - the RAV4 and the 4Runner. Explore inventory here: http://bit.ly/2MP5sTT (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Needing to buy a new SUV but not sure where to start? Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat with this episode of #WhatARide, comparing two of their top sellers - the RAV4 and the 4Runner....
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9 hours ago

The Highway 59 bridge project is ahead of sch...

The Highway 59 bridge project is ahead of schedule...but there are going to be some closures this weekend.

    TxDOT targets June 30 for completion of repairs on Hwy. 59 bridge near Humble, Kingwood
    The Texas Department of Transportation said they are ahead of schedule for repairs on the Eastex southbound mainland bridge over the San Jacinto River in Kingwood and Humble. During Hurricane Harvey, the main channel of the San Jacinto River shifted, impacting the mainlanes bridge on Highway 59/69 and damaging the foundation of the bridge.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The beef should be discarded or returned to p...

The beef should be discarded or returned to place of purchase.

    Central Texas company recalls nearly 500 pounds of beef
    LOTT, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas company has recalled 489 pounds (221.81 kilograms) of frozen raw ground beef that may be contaminated with E. coli. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Texas Natural Meats of Lott produced the beef on Aug. 8, 2017. The problem was discovered Tuesday during routine sampling.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

    Rockets take De'Anthony Melton with No. 46 pick in draft
    Updated 10:49 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 The Rockets went bargain hunting with their draft pick in the middle of the second round and with the unusual circumstances of De'Anthony Melton's sophomore year at USC, they might have found one.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

A producer on the show says Barr agreed to th...

A producer on the show says Barr agreed to the settlement to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members when "Roseanne" was canceled last month.

    ABC orders 'Roseanne' spinoff for fall minus Roseanne Barr
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC, which canceled its "Roseanne" revival over its star's racist tweet, said Thursday it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr relinquished any creative or financial participation in it, which the network had said was a condition of such a series.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

He had some strong words for the person respo...

He had some strong words for the person responsible.

    Nazi graffiti artists 'need to be sucking in the stench of incarceration,' police chief says
    A top cop north of Houston has a strong suggestion for a vandal who painted swastikas and an "SS" symbol underneath a highway overpass. "They need to be sucking in the stench of incarceration," Patton Village Police Chief Shannon Sharp said on the police department's Facebook page Thursday night.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I...

The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I-10 westbound after Pederson during rush hour Friday morning.

    Sealy man dead in vehicle fire on I-10 west in Katy
    A Sealy man died when his car went up in flames after he rear-ended an 18-wheeler on I-10 in Brookshire, according to Sgt. Stephen Woodard of the Texas Department of Public Safety. The fiery wreck shuttered all main lanes of I-10 westbound after Pederson during rush hour Friday morning.
    https://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have...

Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have struck gold, scientifically speaking.

    Peer inside the discovery of the world's first 'manta ray nursery' off the Texas coast
    Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have struck gold, scientifically speaking. Scientists recently discovered the world's first known manta ray nursery, or habitat for juvenile manta rays. "The juvenile life stage for oceanic mantas has been a bit of a black box for us, since we're so rarely able to observe them," said marine biologist Joshua Stewart in a prepared statement.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The fleeing driver jumped out of his car at a...

The fleeing driver jumped out of his car at a grassy area and ran away through the woods

    Man on the run after police chase in SE Houston
    A man is on the run after an early morning police chase in southeast Houston. Harris County Constable's Office Precinct 8 authorities starting following a Chevy SUV along I-45 south around 2 a.m. until the driver lost control near Fuqua and veered off the road, authorities said.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

One of the robbers shot him in the leg with a...

One of the robbers shot him in the leg with a shotgun when he refused to give them a necklace

    Homeless man shot at NE Houston car wash
    A man believed to be homeless was shot in a robbery Thursday night at an abandoned car wash in northeast Houston, authorities said. Gunfire broke out after 10:30 p.m., when two men pulled up to the car wash on Hirsch and East Toliver.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states ...

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states and now require the collection of sales taxes in online purchases. Here's what that means in Texas.

    How the Supreme Court ruling on online sales taxes affects Texas online shoppers
    The U.S. Supreme Court's latest ruling regarding online sales taxes means you'll be paying more for most items sold online. Amazon already collects sales taxes in Texas on items it sells in states where they have a physical presence, including Houston. It does not always collect sales taxes on items sold by third party sellers on its site.
    https://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

This tool also lets you see water levels near...

This tool also lets you see water levels nearby in real time

    Houston areas that received the most rain this week
    The rains in Houston are supposed to let up Thursday, but the Harris County Flood Control District has an interactive tool to show you just how wet things got this week. The Harris County Flood Warning System allows you to type in your addresses and see water levels nearby in real time using 163 rainfall gages around the county.
    https://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

The list was made by looking at the estimated...

The list was made by looking at the estimated cost of a three-day vacation for a family of four and an individual

    Two Texas cities named among the most affordable U.S. travel destinations
    Published 4:07 pm, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Personal finance company, SmartAsset released a list for the most affordable travel destinations in the U.S., and two Texas cities made the cut.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

It will include raised medians and multiple o...

It will include raised medians and multiple overpasses.

    $100 million FM 1960 widening projects includes 3 overpasses in Atascocita
    A roadway expansion project to widen FM 1960 between Humble and Atascocita is progressing through the design process. According to TxDOT district design engineer, Jeanne Javadi, the project, which runs from FM 1960 Business in Humble to west of the McKay Bridge over lake Houston, is separated into a west and east segment.
    https://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

    Record number of Texans to travel for July 4 -- despite higher gas prices
    A record number of Texans are expected hit the roads and airports in the upcoming July 4 weekend as a strong economy helps drive travel up. AAA Texas reported Thursday that 3.4 million Texans will get in cars, airplanes, buses and trains between July 3 and July 8, a 5.7 percent increase over 2017 an the highest number since AAA started tracking the data 18 years ago.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Despite Texas' steadily growing Hispanic popu...

Despite Texas' steadily growing Hispanic population, non-Hispanic whites will remain the majority for at least the next 40 years.

    Hispanics in Texas slated to become majority population by 2022
    It's no secret that Texas has a large Hispanic population. Thanks to the integration of the culture we now have tacos, Tex-Mex and Selena, and as the population continues to grow the state will continue to adapt as we have in the past.
    https://www.chron.com

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