46 min ago

Deciding what to get for Valentine's Day can ...

Deciding what to get for Valentine's Day can be hard. After all, there's only so much chocolate you can buy.

    Texas' best spa resorts for a Valentine's Day getaway
    Valentine's Day is hard when it comes to what to get for your loved one. Afterall, there's only so much chocolate you can buy someone.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Find your new favorite in an unexpected place...

Find your new favorite in an unexpected place.

    Hidden dining scene: Gems we found in Houston-area neighborhoods
    Chain restaurants are fun, dependable and easy to find, but you don't want to wind up at a chain every time you go out, do you? It would be a shame to miss out on all of the tiny, weird, local options the Houston area has to offer.
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1 hour ago

Starting March 1, Delta will require owners t...

Starting March 1, Delta will require owners to show proof of their animal's health or vaccinations at least 48 hours before a flight.

    Good dog, bad dog ... Delta wants to know before you board
    DALLAS (AP) - Delta Air Lines will soon require owners of service and support animals to provide more information before their animal can fly in the passenger cabin, including an assurance that it's trained to behave itself. The airline says complaints about animals biting or urinating or defecating on planes have nearly doubled since 2016.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

Kacy Catanzaro, of San Antonio, is officially...

Kacy Catanzaro, of San Antonio, is officially taking "her first true steps to becoming a WWE Superstar."

    South TX woman officially signs contract with WWE
    Updated 2:37 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Kacy Catanzaro, of San Antonio, is officially taking "her first true steps to becoming a WWE Superstar," according to a news release. Catanzaro, the first woman to complete the American Ninja Warrior obstacle course and owner of Alpha Warrior Gym, has officially reported to WWE's NXT, the release reads.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Divers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula say they...

Divers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula say they have discovered the world's largest underwater cave.

    The world's largest underwater cave has been discovered - and may hold ancient Mayan secrets
    Published 12:03 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 Divers in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula say they have discovered the world's largest underwater cave. Underwater archaeologists discovered last week that the cave system known as Sac Actun, located near the beach town of Tulum, completely connects underwater to form a 216-mile-long cave.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

With credit for time served since his January...

With credit for time served since his January 2016 arrest, he could be eligible for parole as soon as July.

    Louisiana TV's 'Mr. Wonder' gets 5 years for child sex crime
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A man once known as "Mr. Wonder" to viewers of his children's television show was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison, nearly four decades after he vanished amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The 2018 Corolla review is out and it's bette...

The 2018 Corolla review is out and it's better than ever. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat for a VIP experience. To search for the perfect one to bring home here: http://bit.ly/2mT9krJ. (sponsored)

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The 2018 Corolla review is out and it's better than ever. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat for a VIP experience. To search for the perfect one to bring home here:...
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3 hours ago

2018 appears to be another banner year for To...

2018 appears to be another banner year for Toyota. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat to review the new Camry XLE, RAV4 XLE Hybrid and the Sequoia. Check out all inventory here: http://bit.ly/2mQ5C1t

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    2018 appears to be another banner year for Toyota. Fred Haas Toyota World puts us in the driver seat to review the new Camry XLE, RAV4 XLE Hybrid and the Sequoia. Check out all inventory here:...
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3 hours ago

Happy birthday Dolly Parton!

Happy birthday Dolly Parton!

    Country music legend and fashion icon Dolly Parton turns 72 years old
    Today legendary country star Dolly Parton turns 72 years old. She's known for her distinctive voice, build, and that blonde hedge of hair that seems to climb closer to God as the years go by. Born in 1946, Parton began her musical career picking on a guitar in her family's bare bones home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Breaking:

Breaking:

    Chef Bryan Caswell is out at Le Meridien Hotel's Oxbow 7
    Le Meridien Houston has parted ways with chef Bryan Caswell and his wife, Jennifer. The high-profile couple's Bryan Caswell Concepts was signed with much fanfare to create and manage the downtown hotel's marquee restaurant, Oxbow 7, along with its glossy rooftop lounge, Hoggbirds.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The water was especially cold as the temperat...

The water was especially cold as the temperature was around 24 degrees that night.

    Video: Texas A&M student pulls risky stunt on iced-over pool for $25
    This week's cold temperatures across Texas made for icy conditions that kept most people inside, avoiding the winter weather. But one group of Texas A&M students utilized the freeze for a chilling challenge and viral fame.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

A couple’s anniversary celebration ends in mu...

A couple’s anniversary celebration ends in murder, in what appears to be a home invasion. Yet, investigators think the suspect might be much closer to the victim. Will justice be delivered or denied? http://bit.ly/2mX4BW5

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    A couple's anniversary celebration ends in murder, in what appears to be a home invasion. Yet, investigators think the suspect might be much closer to the victim. Will justice be delivered or denied?...
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4 hours ago

"The main problem I have about this situation...

"The main problem I have about this situation is that (the media) knew about my suspension before me."

    Rockets' Trevor Ariza speaks about his suspension
    Rockets forward Trevor Ariza would not comment about the severity of the two-game suspension he received for entering the Clippers locker room on Monday. But he said he did takes issue with having to hear about it from media reports, rather than the NBA.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

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

"A Houston Chronicle review of medical records, court filings, hospital accreditation reports and records from state and federal regulators, and interviews with parents, portray an understaffed facility that has failed to watch over patients, leaving the most vulnerable among them open to further victimization."

    Rape allegations embroil Kingwood Pines psychiatric hospital in Houston
    The girl was one of two teens assaulted at the hospital that night by two other patients, according to a lawsuit filed recently in Harris County court. But the allegations were not the only concerns raised in recent years about patient safety at the 116-bed psychiatric hospital in Kingwood and its parent company, the for-profit nationwide chain, Universal Health Services Inc.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

4 hours ago

She's a nine-year veteran of the department.

She's a nine-year veteran of the department.

    SAPD: Officer caught shoplifting at Ingram Park Mall
    A San Antonio police officer was allegedly caught shoplifting on Thursday at the Ingram Park Mall, according to a release from the department.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

She was eight months pregnant when she was at...

She was eight months pregnant when she was attacked and beaten until she miscarried.

    3 in Dallas family get prison for stomping pregnant teen
    DALLAS (AP) - Three members of a Dallas family who beat a pregnant teen and stomped on her belly until she miscarried have been sentenced to prison. The Dallas Morning News reports that the now-19-year-old victim was eight months pregnant when she was attacked in 2013. She reported the attack in 2015.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Mmmmmm rectangular fish!

Mmmmmm rectangular fish!

    The story of how Luby's became a Texas comfort food staple
    Famous for its LuAnn platters, "square" fish planks, rich macaroni and cheese, and easy-going dining experience, Luby's has become a Texas comfort food staple. Now headquartered in northwest Houston, nearly every Texan has a memory of dining at Luby's with familly.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Susan Eads left her job at a Nassau Bay bar o...

Susan Eads left her job at a Nassau Bay bar on Aug. 30, 1983. Her body was found the next day in Seabrook.

    DPS seeks new leads in 1983 murder of Seabrook teen Susan Lee Eads
    The Texas Department of Public Safety is seeking new leads in the 1983 murder of 19-year-old Susan Lee Eads, whose body was found in a vacant lot in Seabrook. Eads disappeared after leaving her job at Charlie's Bar in Nassau Bay on Aug. 30, 1983.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The reactions to the...unique...name are hila...

The reactions to the...unique...name are hilarious.

    Kim Kardashian officially announces her baby girl's name
    Updated 1:19 pm, Friday, January 19, 2018 Kim Kardashian's third child was born Jan. 15 via surrogate. Fans everywhere have been speculating on what the baby girl's name would be, and after a cryptic Instagram post Thursday, many thought it would have something to do with Louis Vuitton.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Houston's CenterPoint Energy sent more than 7...

Houston's CenterPoint Energy sent more than 70 employees to Puerto Rico to support power restoration efforts this morning.

    Houston's CenterPoint Energy sends crew to Puerto Rico to restore power
    Houston's CenterPoint Energy sent more than 70 employees to Puerto Rico to support power restoration efforts on Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Do you think the sentence is fair?

Do you think the sentence is fair?

    Conroe woman gets life for dealing drugs
    A life sentence was handed down to Angela Ruth Mallone, 46, Thursday after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver and two other offenses in neighboring counties. Mallone was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped on Highway 105 in Conroe June 23, 2017.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

What their lives were like before the White H...

What their lives were like before the White House:

    Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner: The love story
    What you need to know about the couple. Updated 7:44 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 There is a lot to learn about the official first family of the United States, the Trumps. Many people know about the endeavors of the Trump kids individually, but what about the power couple Jared and Ivanka?
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

BREAKING: A Houston Chronicle investigation i...

BREAKING: A Houston Chronicle investigation into allegations of rape at Kingwood Pines psychiatric hospital in Houston found concerns about patient safety had been raised for years with state and federal regulators.

    Rape allegations at two Texas psychiatric hospitals
    A Houston Chronicle investigation into allegations of rape at Kingwood Pines psychiatric hospital in Houston found concerns about patient safety had been raised for years with state and federal regulators. A new lawsuit in Harris County claims two teens were sexually assaulted at Kingwood Pines, which is owned by the for-profit chain, Universal Health Services Inc.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

She's accused of stabbing and killing her boy...

She's accused of stabbing and killing her boyfriend after he forced his way inside an apartment she refused to let him enter.

    Houston woman charged with murder in boyfriend's stabbing
    Published 11:41 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 A 21-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the stabbing of her boyfriend at a Westchase apartment Sunday. Deaira Pitts is accused of fatally stabbing Michael Simmons, 27, multiple times after he forced his way inside an apartment she refused to let him enter.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

"I never thought I needed an apology from whi...

"I never thought I needed an apology from white people, but it felt like I was crying for my grandmother, my great-grandmother and all my people who endured and died because of hate in this country." What do you think of this approach?

    Marianne Williamson asked white people to apologize. She got it right.
    Marianne Williamson walked to the middle of the stage, paused for a second, then she asked all the black people to stand. The New York Times best-selling author, internationally known spiritual teacher and native Houstonian was in town recently for her "Love America Tour" at Unity of Houston.
    http://www.houstonchronicle.com

7 hours ago

The appearances on Sunday, Feb. 11 will come ...

The appearances on Sunday, Feb. 11 will come just before the opening of spring training.

    February TriStar show will feature 18 Houston Astros star past and present
    Astros fans will love this upcoming collectibles show at NRG Arena.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Have you seen the men in this surveillance fo...

Have you seen the men in this surveillance footage?

    2 sought in $2M jewelry theft from Sugar Land store
    Police are looking for two men who stole jewelry valued at $2 million from a Sugar Land store. The men are seen on surveillance video Sugar Land police released on Thursday from the Jan. 10 heist at Hutton's Jewelry & Gifts.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A Shipleys location had to be temporarily shu...

A Shipleys location had to be temporarily shut down due to roaches. Several other places ended up on this week's roundup:

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A Shipley Donuts location had to be temporari...

A Shipley Donuts location had to be temporarily shut down due to roaches. Several other places also ended up on this week's roundup:

    Houston Restaurant Violations (Jan. 11- 18)
    Before you head out for your next meal see this week's list of restaurants with violations (Jan. 11 - Jan. 18).
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Let your Kingwood friends know: It's back!

Let your Kingwood friends know: It's back!

    Kingwood H-E-B re-opens after five-month closure
    The recent ice storm threatened to once more postpone the re-opening of Kingwood's H-E-B, but store associates worked around the clock and were able to restock the shelves in a record nine days. The Kingwood H-E-B re-opened today after a five-month closure due to extensive flood damage from Hurricane Harvey.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

As he was just walking up to his truck at Sam...

As he was just walking up to his truck at Sam's Boat, it began moving. He did not have a passenger.

    Police trying to determine how man got pinned to wall by own vehicle
    Published 6:37 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 A man got pinned by his own vehicle against a wall near a Houston restaurant late Thursday night, but police still don't know how. Around 9 p.m., a man left Sam's Boat, a seafood restaurant on Richmond, and headed to his pickup truck, Houston police said.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

As he was just walking up to his truck, it be...

As he was just walking up to his truck, it began moving. He did not have a passenger.

    Police trying to determine how man got pinned to wall by own vehicle
    Published 6:37 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 A man got pinned by his own vehicle against a wall near a Houston restaurant late Thursday night, but police still don't know how. Around 9 p.m., a man left Sam's Boat, a seafood restaurant on Richmond, and headed to his pickup truck, Houston police said.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

One of Houston's most bizarre murder cases is...

One of Houston's most bizarre murder cases is getting the TV treatment.

    Houston woman convicted of murdering her husband subject of 'Dateline' episode
    Sandra Melgar, a 57-year-old widow convicted of killing her husband, Jaime Melgar, in 2012, is the subject of a new "Dateline" episode airing Friday. In one of Houston's more bizarre cases in recent years, a jury found Sandra guilty in August 2017 of stabbing her husband to death, staging a home invasion, and tying herself up in a closet in her northwest Harris County home.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototyp...

Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers:

    APNewsBreak: Border wall models thwart US commandos in tests
    SAN DIEGO (AP) - Recent assaults by tactical teams on prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed wall with Mexico indicate their imposing heights should stop border crossers, a U.S. official with direct knowledge of the rigorous assessment told The Associated Press. Military special forces based in Florida and U.S.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeb...

As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeback SZN hoodies today. Would you buy any of them:

    Johnny Manziel's Comeback SZN merch is here
    Updated 2:53 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 As promised Johnny Manziel released his Comeback SZN hoodies on Friday. In fact the Comeback SZN store went live at midnight and there is a lot more fans can buy besides those hoodies.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Do you think he should prevail?

Do you think he should prevail?

    As government shutdown looms, Al Green promises another Trump impeachment resolution
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Al Green said he will file new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Friday, citing Trump's "bigoted statements" and "onerous policies." It will be the Houston Democrat's third attempt.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Deputies confiscated more than 200 hydroponic...

Deputies confiscated more than 200 hydroponic marijuana plants, plus several large bags of marijuana.

    Deputies seize $300K of marijuana plants from Cypress grow house
    Updated 9:06 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 Deputies seized roughly $300,000 worth of marijuana plants from a home in Cypress late Thursday night, the Harris County Precinct 5 Constable's Office said. The Precinct 5 narcotics unit raided a grow house on the 8200 block of Polaris Point after conducting surveillance on the home for weeks, the constable's office said.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

Investigators determined that city officials ...

Investigators determined that city officials in Matamoros, Marines, and state and federal police lied in their statements in an effort to cover up the 2014 killings.

    Mexico rights group blames marines, police for 2014 killings of Texas siblings
    MEXICO CITY (AP) - A border mayor's paramilitary security team and Mexican marines were behind the disappearance and murder of four people, including three American siblings, the government's National Human Rights Commission charged Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

It's not all good news:

It's not all good news:

    Warmer weather coming this weekend
    After a week of ice and freezing temperatures, the weekend weather should offer some relief.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Graphic details from a horrific dog attack on...

Graphic details from a horrific dog attack on an elderly person. (Warning: Graphic images.)

    Jurors hear chilling 911 call, see photos of San Antonio senior mauled by dog
    "Let go! Let go," cried the boy in a video shown in court Thursday as he used a stick to try and stop a 70-pound pit bull named "Bully" that dragged, chewed, broke and tore at an elderly San Antonio woman's arm until a police officer shot the dog to death.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

In another talk show appearance, he expressed...

In another talk show appearance, he expressed dislike for the term "African-Americans."

    'I just don't like Muslim people': Trump appointee resigns after racist, sexist and anti-gay remarks
    An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media. Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Jeanette Epps was pulled off the team and wil...

Jeanette Epps was pulled off the team and will not be a part of the June launch.

    NASA removes first African-American woman set to be on space station crew
    Jeanette Epps, who was celebrated a year ago as the first African-American crew member scheduled to go on the International Space Station, was pulled off the team and will not be a part of the June launch, according to a statement from NASA released late Thursday evening.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

One of Trump's top lawyers reportedly organiz...

One of Trump's top lawyers reportedly organized a company to transfer a $130,000 payment to the adult-film star "Stormy Daniels." The payment was delivered in October 2016, just before Trump won the US election.

    Top Trump lawyer reportedly went extraordinary lengths to quietly pay porn star 'Stormy Daniels' $130,000
    Stephanie Keith/Reuters Michael Cohen, a lawyer to President Donald Trump, allegedly organized a private, Delaware-based limited-liability company to transfer a $130,000 payment to an adult-film star who said she had a sexual encounter with Trump. The film star, known as "Stormy Daniels," had reportedly talked to several news outlets about her story, which includes lurid details about the alleged 2006 affair with Trump.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Good news for Pearland residents:

Good news for Pearland residents:

    Pearland lifts boil-water notice
    Updated 6:37 am, Friday, January 19, 2018 The City of Pearland lifted its boil-water notice late Thursday night after providing state regulators proof that the water was safe to drink. Pearland residents west of State Highway 288 had been asked to boil their water since 7:45 Wednesday night after two of Pearland's water treatment facilities malfunctioned, causing water pressure to drop below state and federal regulations.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Here are the latest updates on this heartbrea...

Here are the latest updates on this heartbreaking story:

    Suspects in brutal murder of Spring couple held on no bond
    Updated 8:08 am, Thursday, January 18, 2018 The suspects in a brutal execution-style murder of a Spring couple were ordered detained on no bond during their bail hearings early Thursday. Prosecutors said during the hearing that one of the three suspects, 23-year-old Khari Kendrick, confessed to the murders and also implicated the two other men, 21-year-old Aakiel Kendrick and 20-year-old Erick Peralta.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

Bedbugs are one of the most stubborn pests ar...

Bedbugs are one of the most stubborn pests around. And they're in more Houston places than you'd think. “They are not seasonal pests, and only need blood to survive.”

    Houston ranks in Top 20 for bedbug infestations
    Once again, Houston ranks in the Top 20 for bedbug infestations, according to Orkin pest control. It could be worse: Baltimore took the No. 1 spot for the second year in a row and Dallas-Fort Worth rose to the Top 10 infested metro areas in 2018 for the first time.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

"These men act as if this is their business,"...

"These men act as if this is their business," a prosecutor said.

    A group of Texans flew to Boston to watch an NBA game. Then they went on a crime spree, police say.
    Prosecutors said a group of five Texas outlaws traveled to Boston in May to enjoy an NBA playoff game and conduct a two-day smash-and-grab crime spree throughout the city, reports the Boston Globe.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Yup.

Yup.

    Memes that sum up the job search process
    The Internet's meme magicians and comedians know looking for that next job can be an adventure. From that nerve-wracking start to having to figure out what to say in a cover letter, there are plenty of image macros that help summarize each step of the way.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Prosecutors filed charges of torture, child a...

Prosecutors filed charges of torture, child abuse, dependent adult abuse and false imprisonment. David Turpin was additionally charged with performing a lewd act on a child under age 14.

    Abuse in house of torture was 'severe, pervasive, prolonged'
    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - A California couple tortured a dozen of their children for years, starving them to the point that their growth was stunted, chaining them to their beds for up to months, preventing them from using the toilet at times and forbidding them from showering more than once a year, a prosecutor said Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

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