35 min ago

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be f...

Both Houston Astros' minor leaguers will be forced to miss more than half of their minor league seasons.

    Astros' Jon Singleton, Dean Deetz suspended after failed drug tests
    Astros minor leaguers Jon Singleton and Dean Deetz were both hit with lengthy suspensions after another failed drug test Tuesday. Deetz, a righthanded reliever who was added to the Astros' 40-man roster this offseason, received an 80-game suspension without pay after testing positive for Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone, a performance-enhancing substance, in violation of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program.
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38 min ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Remains found in wall of Heights home identified as those of Mary Cerruti, missing homeowner
    Ending a mystery that drew nationwide attention, the Harris County medical examiner has identified the remains found last March in the wall of a Heights bungalow as those of Mary Cerruti, the missing woman who had owned the home years before.
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55 min ago

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the i...

Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Members of Bay Area groups charged into the ice-cold water of the Gulf of Mexico off Stewart Beach in Galveston on Jan. 20 during the to raise funds for Special Olympics. http://bit.ly/2n88yqm
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1 hour ago

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

Heads up for afternoon commuters.

    HPD: 18-wheeler falls from Eastex Freeway onto East Freeway
    Published 4:20 pm, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 An 18-wheeler fell from the Eastex Freeway onto the East Freeway Tuesday afternoon, according to the Houston Police Department. The wreck has forced the shut-down of an eastbound shoulder and left lane of the East Freeway, according to Houston Transtar.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent...

A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A head-on collision in Montgomery County sent three people to the hospital in critical condition and shut down Highway 105 for hours. http://bit.ly/2rDgANt
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1 hour ago

What do you make of the advertisement that in...

What do you make of the advertisement that includes the hashtag #PleaseStand?

    AMVETS claim NFL rejected Super Bowl ad because it says 'please stand'
    A veterans group is crying foul after they said the NFL is refusing to run their advertisement in a program to be handed out at the Super Bowl. The advertisement features two soldiers, an American flag and the hashtag #PleaseStand.
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2 hours ago

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked windo...

Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9.

    Man with dollar sign tattoo over his eye wanted for burglary, domestic violence
    A 34-year-old Cincinnati man with a giant dollar sign tattooed on his face is wanted by police on aggravated burglary and domestic violence charges. Mann allegedly climbed into an unlocked window and assaulted the victim on Jan. 9, according to the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Crime Stoppers.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the h...

A few miles into the hour-long drive to the hospital, she began vomiting non-stop.

    Texas five-year-old receives nearly 40 doses of anti-venom for snake bite
    A five-year-old Texas girl is recovering from a traumatic snake bite she received last Sunday. Emily Rose Oehler was playing at Longhorn Cavern State Park roughly 60 miles northwest of Austin when a diamondback rattlesnake struck her on the ankle, according to KXAN.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

As the population increases and the demand fo...

As the population increases and the demand for plastics remains high, pollution will be in the Gulf of Mexico a long, long time.

    How plastic pollution is hurting the Gulf of Mexico
    For years, scientists have reported on the extent of plastic pollution in far-off places of the world. But a new effort is revealing just how extensive "plastic soup" is in the Gulf of Mexico.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

3 hours ago

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hot...

The arresting officer was biking by Fox's hotel and smelled marijuana.

    Marilyn Manson band member arrested downtown on pot possession charge day before show at Aztec
    A band member for Marilyn Manson was arrested in downtown San Antonio on a marijuana charge the night before a show at the Aztec Theatre, police say.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of ...

Expect to see more of these colorful pops of Houston culture:

    Houston's Mini-Mural Street Art Program is Expanding
    Houston's mini-mural program continues to turn heads, commissioning area artists to transform traffic control boxes into colorful reminders of the city's culture. (Street art for real, on the streets.) The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs announced Monday that its selection panel has added 45 artists to the roster of painters, after reviewing 551 open-call submissions.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Store managers earn an average yearly salary ...

Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year.

    In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience
    In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Five workers are presumed dead, including one...

Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan. "At this time we have moved from a rescue mission to a recovery mission."

    Five declared dead in Oklahoma rig explosion
    Updated 11:15 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 Five workers are presumed dead, including one Texan, after an explosion ripped through a drilling rig in Oklahoma, triggering the nation's deadliest oil and gas incident in several years. The drilling rig is owned by Houston-based Patterson-UTI Energy, which employed three of the deceased.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegation...

The 23-year-old later admitted the allegations, police said.

    Pearland child care worker charged with indecency with a minor
    A child care worker at the Goddard School in Pearland has been charged with indecency with a child after investigators say he gave hugs and inappropriately touched a student late last year.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

How do you feel about schools named after Con...

How do you feel about schools named after Confederate members?

    Texas school votes to change name of school named after Confederate general
    A Texas school named after Confederate General Robert E. Lee is looking to minimize it's association with the southern army that lost the Civil War. Robert E. Lee Elementary School is being renamed Lee Elementary School after a 4-3 vote from the Amarillo Independent School District Board of Trustees Monday, according to Amarillo.com.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

This could be a big blow to our local economy...

This could be a big blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

A blow to our local economy:

A blow to our local economy:

    Sam's Club Houston store closures cost 470 jobs
    The closure of three Sam's Club locations in Houston will cost 470 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission reports. The Arkansas-based members-only wholesaler began shuttering 63 stores nationwide last week, including two locations in Houston and one in New Caney, as the company diverts its resources to e-commerce.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle shared H...

The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions LIVE. Get your questions in for the General!

    Houston Chronicle Sports
    The Chronicle's John McClain is answering your Houston Texans questions right now in his Texas Sports Nation chat. Please leave your question for the General in the comments below.
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5 hours ago

"The women of this country these days need so...

"The women of this country these days need some icons. If they think I'm one, I'm happy about that."

    Naomi Parker Fraley, who posed for iconic 'Rosie the Riveter' portrait in Alameda, dead at 96
    Updated 10:19 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 Naomi Parker Fraley, the real "Rosie the Riveter," died Saturday, the New York Times reports. Though Fraley's name remained obscure for most of her 96 years, her likeness became an iconic symbol during World War II.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ...

Stopping in a lane for no apparent reason or ignoring stop signs? These are some of the signs police look for with drunk drivers:

    New report calls for lowering BAC levels from .08 to .05, getting stricter on alcohol laws
    Updated 11:00 am, Tuesday, January 23, 2018 A study released last week from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine calls for the lowering of the blood alcohol concentration level from .08 to .05.
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6 hours ago

The (other) downside to your cheeseburger add...

The (other) downside to your cheeseburger addiction:

    Your burger habit could be under threat
    Flickr/@kevinv033 Producing meat is a resource-intensive and wasteful process. Pigs and cows require land to graze and crops to eat; water is used throughout the process. Climate change and a growing population will turn up the heat on these resources.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wif...

The Army veteran who killed his estranged wife and fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that morning.

    Family releases detailed account of morning mother of 3 was gunned down by estranged husband
    The Army veteran who slayed his estranged wife--Sarah Alexis Furey, a 9-year veteran corpsman of the U.S. Navy who in Afghanistan--and then fled with their 1-year-old child on Sunday had been "lying in wait" for her that fateful morning, according to a statement from her family.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally us...

A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims.

    Uber driver in US illegally charged with 4 California rapes
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Mexican man living in the U.S. illegally used his job as an Uber driver to target intoxicated young women and was charged Monday with raping, assaulting and robbing four victims, California prosecutors said. Alfonso Alarcon-Nunez drove women to their homes, assaulted them, and stole property including cellphones, computers and jewelry, officials said.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confe...

Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Houston's notorious 'Tourniquet Killer' confessed to 60 more rapes before his execution by lethal injection. His marked the first execution of 2018. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n3b9Sa
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7 hours ago

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while...

He bought his first kangaroo on a whim, while he was buying deer. "Then I thought, wouldn't it be nice if he had a girlfriend."

    Lumberton man has been raising kangaroos for 20-plus years
    In the kitchen of his Hardin County home, Perry Viator filled and heated small bottles, while 6-month-old Hannah and Lucy hopped back and forth through the living room, their long tails sliding across the carpet behind them.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The final moments of his life echoed through ...

The final moments of his life echoed through the courtroom as audio from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial.

    Final moments of police sergeant's life echo through courtroom
    The final moments of Patton Village Police Sgt. Stacey Baumgartner's life echoed through the courtroom as the radio transmission from the pursuit of suspect Garrett William Nee was played during the first day of trial Monday. Nee, 30, of Kingwood, faces four felony charges - two charges of evading arrest/detention causing death and two charges of evading arrest/detention causing serious bodily injury.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one perso...

BREAKING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one per...

DEVELOPING: Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky.

    Governor: 1 dead, many wounded in Kentucky school shooting
    BENTON, Ky. (AP) - Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday morning in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. In a tweet from a verified account, Gov. Matt Bevin said it happened at Marshall County High School in southwest Kentucky.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly...

Reviewers say these places are fast, friendly and knowledgeable.

    Urgent care centers with great reviews in your neighborhood
    Illnesses can't tell what day or time it is, and rarely does the flu or strep throat show up when the primary care physicians are open. In the evenings and on weekends, suburban Facebook groups are full of requests for urgent care recommendations.
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9 hours ago

The search for five missing workers resumed n...

The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy. Authorities said they are still searching the surrounding woods to see if anyone had fled into the area. DETAILS: http://bit.ly/2n4oDx9

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The search for five missing workers resumed near the site of a the fiery explosion of a drilling rig in eastern Oklahoma. The rig's owner is Houston contract driller Patterson-UTI Energy....
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9 hours ago

Are you going to get up early and get your fr...

Are you going to get up early and get your free Chick-fil-A tomorrow morning?

    Chick-fil-A giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast on Wednesday
    Chick-fil-A fans have a reason to get up early on Wednesday as restaurants in the Houston area are giving away free spicy chicken biscuits for breakfast. The free breakfast giveaway starts at 6 a.m. and lasts until 10:30 a.m. at participating locations.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

Rolling updates on all the big nominees:

    The Latest: Best director Oscar nominations announced
    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the announcement of nominees for the 90th annual Oscar nominations announced Tuesday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences from Beverly Hills, California (all times local): 6:05 a.m. The Oscar nominees for best director have been announced by the film academy.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The ranch was initially created by the famous...

The ranch was initially created by the famous KLOL duo to help kids dealt a bad hand.

    Stevens and Pruett ranch prepares to open foster home for girls in Rosharon
    The Stevens and Pruett Foundation for Children and Animals in Rosharon has evolved since it was founded in 1994 by Houston radio legend Jim Pruett and his wife, Joy. The 38-acre ranch is preparing to again welcome children and teenagers from the foster-care system and give them a permanent home on land that also offers a sanctuary for abused horses.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but t...

“As a Christian, I have to forgive you, but tell, me, how can I forget? I can no longer tie shoes, fasten my earrings, or dress myself.”

    Owners of pit bull that ripped off San Antonio woman's arm hear verdict
    With two shouted orders to "look at me," a woman maimed by her neighbors' pit bull in a 2017 attack addressed the dog owners in court Monday to tell them how her life was forever changed after their pet ripped off her arm and part of her face. "I'm missing an arm.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near ...

Two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail. Some time after, there was a road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

A road rage incident that caused one car to c...

A road rage incident that caused one car to crash on the Southmore Boulevard overpass ended in gunfire.

    Gunfire after road rage incident injures 2 in south Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Tuesday after a road rage incident in south Houston ended with a car crash and shots fired, Houston Police said. The incident started after two groups were leaving an unnamed club near the Southwest Freeway and Old Spanish Trail around 5 a.m., police said.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of...

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early this morning. This prompted a tsunami watch all along the west coast.

    Alaska hit by 7.9 earthquake; tsunami warning canceled
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 8.2 struck off Alaska's Kodiak Island early Tuesday, prompting a tsunami warning for a large swath of coastal Alaska and Canada's British Columbia while the remainder of the U.S. West Coast was under a watch.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Just like their two-legged owners, dogs can c...

Just like their two-legged owners, dogs can come down with a serious case of the sniffles.

    A contagious dog flu may be on the rise in the US
    Unsplash / freestocks.org Several cases of dog flu have been reported across the United States. Just like in humans, the virus presents with symptoms like sneezing and coughing. Canine flu cannot spread to other animals or to people, but it is contagious between dogs.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Those looking to rent a house in today's Hous...

Those looking to rent a house in today's Houston market will have to fork up nearly $1,800 per month.

    Renting a single-family house in Houston averages nearly $1,800 per month
    Those looking to rent a house in today's Houston market will have to fork up nearly $1,800 per month. December saw a mixed leasing market for locals. Single-family home rentals decreased by 3.6 percent, but rose in price to $1,745 per month.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Applications for help from residents of the H...

Applications for help from residents of the Houston-Galveston area accounted for 73 percent of the statewide total. About 40 percent of the requests from this area had been approved.

    Fewer than half of FEMA Harvey requests approved, data show
    Federal officials have approved emergency assistance for fewer than half of the Texans who applied after Hurricane Harvey, and hundreds of thousands of applicants' homes have not even been inspected - an essential step in the process, according to an analysis by a nonprofit group.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

She also accused him of trying to bait North ...

She also accused him of trying to bait North Korea into a war, putting both the military and the national security of the United States at risk. Do you agree with her comments?

    Senator who lost her legs in Iraq calls Trump 'a five-deferment draft dodger'
    WASHINGTON - In a Senate-floor speech Saturday, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., blasted President Donald Trump as a "five-deferment draft dodger" and accused him of trying to bait North Korea into a war, putting both the military and the national security of the United States at risk.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

48 percent of the homicides stem from gang vi...

48 percent of the homicides stem from gang violence and 25 percent from drug trafficking.

    Drug traffickers are pushing deadly violence to record levels in a tranquil corner of Latin America
    AP Photo/Kent Gilbert Deadly violence rose again in Costa Rica in 2017, continuing a sustained increase seen over the past few years. While Costa Rica's security situation is far better than its neighbors, homicides are at levels the country has never seen before.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

The star was on his 50th-anniversary tour.

The star was on his 50th-anniversary tour.

    Diamond says he has Parkinson's, retires from touring
    NEW YORK (AP) - Neil Diamond is retiring from touring after he says he was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. Days shy of his 77th birthday, the rock legend is canceling his tour dates in Australia and New Zealand for March. He was on his 50th anniversary tour.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Would you go to a Bill Cosby show?

Would you go to a Bill Cosby show?

    Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Bill Cosby performed in public for the first time since a sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, joking that he "used to be a comedian" and playing with a jazz band in his hometown as a retrial looms in his criminal sexual assault case.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

You'll want to be careful what you order.

You'll want to be careful what you order.

    Jimmy John's is being forced to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak - here's why an expert never eats the vegetable
    Jimmy John's is being asked to cut sprouts from the menu after a food poisoning outbreak. The Illinois Department of Public Health has asked the sandwich chain to stop serving alfalfa sprouts in the state until an investigation of a recent salmonella food poisoning outbreak is complete.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

Would you use this?

Would you use this?

    Heat-not-burn cigarette alternative faces US scrutiny
    WASHINGTON (AP) - A device that heats tobacco without burning it reduces some of the harmful chemicals in traditional cigarettes, but government scientists say it's unclear if that translates into lower rates of disease for smokers who switch. U.S. regulators published a mixed review Monday of the closely watched cigarette alternative from Philip Morris International.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Here's how.

Here's how.

    In-N-Out employees can work their way up to $160,000 a year with no degree or previous experience
    In-N-Out Burger pays its employees really well. Store managers earn an average yearly salary of more than $160,000, more than what the typical tech worker in Silicon Valley makes for the year. High wages for fast-food workers can lead to increased productivity, less employee turnover, and bigger profits in the long run.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

😂

😂

    Villagers put frozen 'meteor' in fridge - turns out to be airplane poop
    Indian villagers were so excited by a frozen "meteor" that crashed into a farmer's field Saturday that a few gathered pieces of the rock and stashed them in their refrigerators. Meteorites can be worth thousands of dollars, but this unidentified falling object was not from outer space.
    http://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Fail.

Fail.

    Hawaii's governor said he couldn't notify the public of the false missile alarm because he forgot his Twitter password
    Thomson Reuters Hawaii Gov. David Ige reportedly said he couldn't notify the public during the 38-minute false missile alarm because he forgot his Twitter password. The missile notification system was accidentally triggered last week after an employee mistakenly pushed the wrong button. Hawaii Gov.
    http://www.chron.com

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