2 min ago

Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate ...

Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay Thursday, June 21, we're rounding up your most-Houston selfies. That can be anything from you rolling down the hill at the Miller Outdoor Theatre, posing at the NASA's Johnson Space Center or watching a 'Stros game at Minute Maid Park - Houston Astro's Game. Email them to: Fernando.Alfonso@chron.com

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    Houston: We need your selfies! To celebrate #NationalSelfieDay Thursday, June 21, we're rounding up your most-Houston selfies. That can be anything from you rolling down the hill at the Miller...
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50 min ago

Jose Altuve is now the leading vote-getter am...

Jose Altuve is now the leading vote-getter among all major league players in fan balloting for the All-Star Game.

    Astros' Jose Altuve gains overall lead in MLB All-Star fan balloting
    Published 11:56 am, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Jose Altuve is now the leading vote-getter among all major league players in fan balloting for the All-Star Game. Seeking his fourth consecutive All-Star start at second base, Altuve has garnered 1,572,101 votes, according to a second ballot update released Tuesday.
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1 hour ago

Do you know what "slab" means?

Do you know what "slab" means?

    A guide to slang Houstonians use, visitors don't understand
    Updated 3:21 pm, Saturday, February 17, 2018 The words Bayou City, Space City and Clutch City all mean the same thing to a local, but to visitors none of those words mean Houston. People who live in H-town have their own lingo that to non-locals may as well sound like a completely different language.
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1 hour ago

Get ready to go dry:

Get ready to go dry:

    League City restricts water use due to Interstate 45 construction
    League City has issued mandatory water restrictions to allow for the relocation of the main water line supplying the west side of the city.
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2 hours ago

Some of these photos date back to the 1930s:

Some of these photos date back to the 1930s:

    Old photos paint a picture of Houston's greater East End
    Houston's East End district is home to some of our favorite things. Here, you'll find Houston classics like the original Ninfa's and El Tiempo Cantina, plus new hot spots, such as former Astros player Hunter Pence's gamer cafe Coral Sword.
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2 hours ago

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office invest...

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigated an area for several hours where a body was found in a pond off Texas 242. https://chrn.cl/2MBafZ4

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    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office investigated an area for several hours where a body was found in a pond off Texas 242. https://chrn.cl/2MBafZ4
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3 hours ago

The river of lava is "100 feet across and mov...

The river of lava is "100 feet across and moving quickly."

    Hawaii volcano feeding fast-moving 100-foot-wide river of lava
    The Hawaii Army National Guard flew over Kilauea on Sunday for a close-up view of the latest activity around the erupting volcano and captured dramatic footage of a lava channel.
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3 hours ago

Hmmmmm...still seems a bit too low 🤔

Hmmmmm...still seems a bit too low 🤔

    Texans' DeAndre Hopkins ranked 13th in NFL Network top 100 list
    Updated 8:36 am, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 He was voted the 13th-best player in the league in an annual NFL Network poll conducted through player balloting. Hopkins caught 96 passes last season for 1,378 yards, leading the NFL with 13 touchdown catches. He caught passes from three quarterbacks: Deshaun Watson, Tom Savage and T.J.
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4 hours ago

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?:

HAVE YOU SEEN THEM?:

    Police seek help finding suspects in death of Missouri City couple
    Six months after the back-t0-back slayings of a Missouri City couple, police are turning to the public for help, offering up a $5,000 reward for information in the unsolved murders.
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4 hours ago

During the month of May, Houston police arres...

During the month of May, Houston police arrested 31 drivers on felony alcohol charges.

    HPD arrests dozens on felony DWI charges in May
    During the month of May, Houston police arrested 31 drivers on felony alcohol charges. Some were charged with driving while intoxicated with a child in the vehicle and many were charged with their third DWI. Driving while intoxicated in Texas is typically a misdemeanor on the first two offenses.
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5 hours ago

The actor said while it was an honor to be re...

The actor said while it was an honor to be recognized for playing a superhero, it was more important to "acknowledge the heroes we have in real life."

    On a big night for 'Panther,' Boseman honors real-life hero
    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) - The MTV Movie & TV Awards gave "Black Panther" its first taste of awards glory, with Marvel's blockbuster taking home four honors including two awards for its star, Chadwick Boseman. Boseman quickly handed off his best hero award to James Shaw Jr., who wrestled an assault-style rifle away from a gunman in a Tennessee Waffle House in April.
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5 hours ago

Their outrage and call for reforms come after...

Their outrage and call for reforms come after nearly 2,000 minors were separated from adults in the six weeks following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement of the zero-tolerance approach to illegal border crossings.

    All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border
    NEW YORK (AP) - All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy that has led to the separations.
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6 hours ago

No. 12!!!! The Houston Astros did it again! ...

No. 12!!!! The Houston Astros did it again! DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2lhsB4T

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    No. 12!!!! The Houston Astros did it again! DETAILS: https://bit.ly/2lhsB4T
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6 hours ago

Harvey's still having an impact on Houston.

Harvey's still having an impact on Houston.

    Want Houston to fix your street, park or library? Harvey may delay the job
    The full impact of Hurricane Harvey on Houston's capital spending plans is coming into focus as city officials propose their annual five-year projects plan. It is difficult to track incremental delays and schedule shifts among the 500 airport, utility, streets, drainage, police, fire, health, library, parks and other projects in the city's Capital Improvement Plan, but it is hard to miss the weight being given to the storm.
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6 hours ago

😂😂😂

😂😂😂

    San Francisco brewery releases 'LeBron Tears' beer
    Draymond Green isn't the only one who gets to troll LeBron James after the Warriors' win over the Cavaliers in this year's NBA Finals.
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6 hours ago

Harris County is under a flash flood watch un...

Harris County is under a flash flood watch until 7 p.m.:

    Flash flood watch in effect through Tuesday evening
    Much of southeast Texas is under a flash flood watch through this evening as a slow-moving storm passes through the area. The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 3 inches of rain, but warns that up to 6 inches is possible. Widespread flooding is not expected, though meteorologists flagged several counties where bands of flash flooding could occur.
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7 hours ago

The second Slowpokes is expected to open in f...

The second Slowpokes is expected to open in fall 2018, almost two years after the original location's debut.

    Slowpokes coffee bar expanding to Kirby Grove
    Slowpokes, the casual neighborhood coffee and wine bar in the Oak Forest/Garden Oaks neighborhood, will open a second shop in the Upper Kirby District later this year. Slowpokes announced Monday that its partners (Juan Carlos Rubiralta of Levure Bakery and Mazen Baltagi of Chapman & Kirby and Christian's Tailgate, and Afif Baltagi) will lease 1,833 square feet at Kirby Grove, 2925 Richmond, with patio seating fronting Levy Park.
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8 hours ago

More like filet-o-trash, amirite?

More like filet-o-trash, amirite?

    McDonald's employees share the 6 menu items they'd never eat
    Sorbis/Shutterstock McDonald's' menu has tons of options for customers. And McDonald's crew members themselves have their own frequent picks - as well as orders they tend to avoid. Business Insider spoke with a number of current and former McDonald's employees about the menu items that they're not crazy about, for whatever reason.
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9 hours ago

In February 1942, two months after the attack...

In February 1942, two months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issued an executive order forcing 117,000 people of Japanese descent into prison camps.

    What life inside Japanese internment camps was like
    In a Sunday Washington Post article, Laura Bush called the separation of migrant families "immoral" and compared it to the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. The former first lady isn't the only voice drawing parallels to the ugly moment of American history.
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10 hours ago

10 hours ago

"It’s exciting to be bringing an event to the...

"It’s exciting to be bringing an event to the Humble, Atascocita and the entire Lake Houston area. We’re growing and trying to do new things.”

    Margaritas and music arrive to Humble Civic Center for the first time
    Margaritas, music and hula dancing arrived in Humble for the first-time festival. The Summer Showdown Music and Margarita Festival took place Saturday, June 16 at the Humble Civic Center. This event was the for the event planning company, Showcase Kingwood, outside of Kingwood the company's director, Allyson Mansfield said.
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11 hours ago

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly sit atop Ka...

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly sit atop Kawhi Leonard's wish list of trade destinations.

    4 Kawhi Leonard trade scenarios that could affect the NBA draft
    Updated 8:51 am, Monday, June 18, 2018 Speculation about a blockbuster deal that would have far-reaching ripple effects in the NBA ran rampant Friday after sources told the Express-News that Kawhi Leonard wants out of San Antonio.
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11 hours ago

Con artists may post listings for properties ...

Con artists may post listings for properties they do not own, are not currently available.

    How to avoid common vacation house rental scams
    As more people choose property rentals for vacation accommodations, scammers have found ways to take advantage of them. Con artists may post listings for properties they do not own, are not currently available, or that mislead the consumer with dishonest photos.
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12 hours ago

As of now, Sunday night's show was their last...

As of now, Sunday night's show was their last ever in the Bayou City region.

    Slayer fans say goodbye to the band at Sugar Land's Smart Financial Centre
    With "Angel of Death" cocktails flowing at the concession stands and merchandise with flaming skulls and inverted crosses selling out at the venue kiosks, thrash metal legends Slayer said goodbye to Houston.
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12 hours ago

Asia Society recently hosted Bank of America...

Asia Society recently hosted Bank of America's Women's Leadership Series, "Women in Fashion," which brought together Dao, Khanh and two other designers, Becky Hollands and New York-based designer Naina Shah.

    Asia Society celebrates women in fashion
    Working in fashion is fabulous, for sure, but it's not for the weary. Just ask local designer Chloe Dao, who won "Project Runway " Season 2 and has owned and operated her Rice Village boutique for more than a decade.
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13 hours ago

Apart from being the youngest housemate for t...

Apart from being the youngest housemate for this season, there are plenty of unique things to know about the Lone Star native.

    Meet the 'Big Brother' season 20 contestant from Texas
    Published 2:57 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 "Big Brother" has officially announced the cast for season 20 of the competition game show and of the 16 new house guests, one young lady is from Texas.
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13 hours ago

"I've met moms held in cells w/ their young k...

"I've met moms held in cells w/ their young kids before you take them. Seen the kids behind cyclone fences after you've 'unaccompanied' them"

    Trump official denies separating families. O'Rourke fires back: I've seen it myself
    Texas congressman Beto O'Rourke corrected a Trump official on Monday after she falsely claimed the administration does not have a policy of separating families at the border. Over the weekend, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen scolded media and advocacy groups on Twitter for "misreporting" asylum and immigration issues, ultimately concluding: "We do not have a policy of separating families at the border.
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14 hours ago

Few things are better than a walk-off win 🤘😎

Few things are better than a walk-off win 🤘😎

    Alex Bregman's walk-off double gives Astros 12th straight win
    They started righthanded reliever Ryne Stanek at Minute Maid Park. After his perfect five-up, five-down outing, lefty Johnny Venters, righthander Matt Andriese, southpaw Jose Alvarado, righthander Diego Castillo and righthander Chaz Roe got the Rays through the eighth inning with a 4-3 lead.
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14 hours ago

Bisou will take the place of Taverna, the rec...

Bisou will take the place of Taverna, the recently closed restaurant from the Dallas-based Lombardi Family Concepts

    Owners of Cle nightclub to open Bisou restaurant at River Oaks District this fall
    Houston nightlife operator Cle Group is taking a big step on the local hospitality scene with the announcement of its first restaurant concept, Bisou, set to open this fall at River Oaks District, 4444 Westheimer. Bisou will take the place of Taverna, the recently closed restaurant from the Dallas-based Lombardi Family Concepts, which also operates Toulouse Café and Bar at River Oaks District.
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14 hours ago

Keeping up with the Kontroversies

Keeping up with the Kontroversies

    Kim Kardashian sparks cultural appropriation controversy at the MTV Movie Awards
    See photos of the stars at the MTV Movie Awards.
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14 hours ago

Sports talk host Jayson Braddock said station...

Sports talk host Jayson Braddock said station management is 'going to go in a different direction.'

    Sports talk hosts Jayson Braddock, Sean Jones part ways with 790 AM
    Jayson Braddock said he and former Oilers defensive lineman Sean Jones, who have hosted together for the last 11 months on the iHeart Media-owned station, received word of their termination in a brief meeting with station management shortly before they were scheduled to begin their Monday afternoon program.
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15 hours ago

The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to mor...

The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to more than 150 for sex trade-related crimes in 2018.

    Houston police arrested more than three dozen suspects on sex trade-related crimes in May
    The Houston Police Department has released mugshots for 39 men charged with allegedly soliciting a prostitute in May. The 39 arrests bring HPD's grand total to more than 150 for sex trade-related crimes in 2018.
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15 hours ago

"When it comes to defending America, it is no...

"When it comes to defending America, it is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space,"

    Trump announces plans for Pentagon to create 'Space Force'
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump announced Monday he is directing the Pentagon to create a new "Space Force" as an independent military service branch aimed at ensuring American supremacy in space - though he may have limited power to develop a new military command.
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16 hours ago

Burgers with a view:

Burgers with a view:

    Hubcap Grill's new Seabrook location edges closer to opening
    There is good news for Bay Area diners who have a hankering for decadent, greasy cheeseburgers with exotic toppings like peanut butter and Cheetos. Hubcap Grill, Ricky Craig's beloved burger chain, is getting ready to open its newest location in the area along NASA Parkway in Seabrook.
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16 hours ago

They might be scary to look at, but they're j...

They might be scary to look at, but they're just trying to do their job, okay

    Yes, there are tarantulas in the Houston area but they probably don't want to hurt you
    This week a family in a neighborhood in Missouri City discovered a gang of tarantulas in their backyard, leading locals to get the creeps in short order. On Thursday KTRK-TV spoke with residents that found three Texas brown tarantulas behind their home, leading some of the community to fret over the furry, fearsome-looking spiders with bad PR.
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17 hours ago

It looks more like a hotel than a house:

It looks more like a hotel than a house:

    Resort-like Houston-area house with nearly 12,000 square feet hits the market
    A gigantic 11,738-square-feet home resting on 35 acres in Montgomery County is on sale for $4.5 million. The home on 20040 Keenan Cut Off Road boasts four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a rustic swimming pool, according to the listing on Houston Association of Realtors (HAR) website.
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17 hours ago

Hint: It's related to marriage.

Hint: It's related to marriage.

    Why apartment rents are so high
    LAS VEGAS -- In 1960, almost half of all U.S. households were made up of married couples with children. Almost six decades later that figure has fallen to less than 20 percent. "The percentage of folks living alone has drastically increased," Caitlin Walter of the National Multihousing Council said last week at the National Association of Real Estate Editors' annual conference.
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17 hours ago

The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne...

The rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was just 20 years old.

    XXXTentacion, Rapper and Producer, Killed in Drive-By Shooting at 20
    Rapper and producer XXXTentacion died in South Florida on Monday. He was 20. XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot in a drive-by shooting earlier in the day. He was transported to an area hospital where he lapsed into a coma and later died from his injuries, the Broward County Sheriff's Office confirmed via Twitter.
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18 hours ago

“I know she’s not an American citizen. But sh...

“I know she’s not an American citizen. But she’s a human being. She’s a child. How can they treat her this way?” (via ProPublica)

    Listen to children who've just been separated from their parents at the border
    Updated 6:46 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 The desperate sobbing of 10 Central American children, separated from their parents one day last week by immigration authorities at the border, makes for excruciating listening. Many of them sound like they're crying so hard, they can barely breathe.
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18 hours ago

Check out Texas' own 'Fish Whisperer' as he c...

Check out Texas' own 'Fish Whisperer' as he catches an 8-foot alligator gar in the Trinity River this past week. https://chrn.cl/2MDiGmO

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Check out Texas' own 'Fish Whisperer' as he catches an 8-foot alligator gar in the Trinity River this past week. https://chrn.cl/2MDiGmO
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18 hours ago

The caller reported seeing the body in the po...

The caller reported seeing the body in the pond located near the Atkinson Heavy Truck Repair.

    MCSO investigating body reportedly found off Texas 242
    The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate an area where a body was reportedly found in a pond off Texas 242 on Monday, police said. MCSO was called to the 11120 block of Texas 242 at approximately 3:40 p.m. According to authorities, the caller reported seeing the body in the pond located near the Atkinson Heavy Truck Repair.
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18 hours ago

EXCLUSIVE: Houston Texans running back D'Onta...

EXCLUSIVE: Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman discusses his rehab and when he expects to hit the field. https://chrn.cl/2JWUgmk

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    EXCLUSIVE: Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman discusses his rehab and when he expects to hit the field. https://chrn.cl/2JWUgmk
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19 hours ago

This has to be one of the most interesting Ho...

This has to be one of the most interesting Houston homes on the market now:

    Houston condo for sale has pennies embedded in its floor and old hospital lab tables in the kitchen
    An "industrial glam" condo for sale on Houston's south side near Brays Bayou is all the rage right now among real estate watchers in the city. The property in the Braeswood area comes with real pennies embedded into the floor of the master bedroom and a salvaged U.S.
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19 hours ago

There are some major changes in the works:

There are some major changes in the works:

    Warden demoted as Texas prisons announce plan to review policy, ban disciplinary quotas
    A Texas prison warden was demoted and transferred this month even as officials announced plans to boost officer training, review disciplinary policies and explicitly ban the sort of quota system that sparked a statewide audit.
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19 hours ago

BREAKING:

BREAKING:

    Ted Cruz introducing legislation to keep migrant families together
    Senator Ted Cruz said he is planning on introducing legislation this week to keep migrant families together. "All Americans are rightly horrified by the images we are seeing on the news, children in tears pulled away from their mothers and fathers," Cruz said in a statement. "This must stop. Now.
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20 hours ago

He's filling in at another station:

He's filling in at another station:

    Sports talk radio host Adam Clanton to return to 610 AM as fill-in host
    Sports talk radio host Adam Clanton will return to KILT (610 AM) as a fill-in host and will handle other duties with the Entercom all-sports station, program director Ryan McCredden said Monday.
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20 hours ago

PSA to all bobcats: do not mess with DeDe unl...

PSA to all bobcats: do not mess with DeDe unless you want to catch those hands

    'It was either me or the cat': Georgia woman kills rabid bobcat with her bare hands
    DeDe Phillips grew up in the country, and she knew all about bobcats - including how they kill. "They go for your jugular," the Georgia woman recently told OnlineAthens. "[B]ecause when they can get the vein you're dead in a couple of minutes." That intel on the wildcat's attack plan may have been what saved Phillips' life.
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20 hours ago

LATEST: A man was flown to the hospital last ...

LATEST: A man was flown to the hospital last night after he was shot at a Crosby home where he allegedly arranged to meet a woman he'd met through email. https://chrn.cl/2t6xO3Y

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LATEST: A man was flown to the hospital last night after he was shot at a Crosby home where he allegedly arranged to meet a woman he'd met through email. https://chrn.cl/2t6xO3Y
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21 hours ago

In his first five years, Luhnow drafted and d...

In his first five years, Luhnow drafted and developed Carlos Correa, Alex Bregman and Lance McCullers Jr.

    Astros extend contract, promote general manager Jeff Luhnow
    Updated 3:39 pm, Monday, June 18, 2018 The Astros have extended general manager Jeff Luhnow's contract until 2023 and promoted him to president of baseball operations. Luhnow joined owner Jim Crane at a news conference announcing the extension prior to Monday night's game at Minute Maid Park.
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