30 min ago

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionair...

A helicopter crash claimed a Texas millionaire:

    Helicopter crash claims Texas millionaire, decorated pilots
    RATON, N.M. (AP) - Five friends, including a Zimbabwean opposition leader, traveling to a ranch in New Mexico died when their helicopter crashed in a remote area. Here's more about the prominent people on board: CHARLES RYLAND BURNETT III, 61 Born in England, Burnett was an investor and philanthropist with links to a wide range of businesses and a love of entertaining friends extravagantly.
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50 min ago

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to ex...

When NOAA set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, they found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers.

    NOAA reveals deep-sea images from the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico
    Updated 7:26 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 When the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set an underwater vessel out to explore the Gulf of Mexico, they were expecting to find a shipwreck. Instead, the Okeanos Explorer found a 40-foot shipping container including washing machines and freezers, according to the NOAA Facebook page and website.
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1 hour ago

Two roommates in the next room overheard the ...

Two roommates in the next room overheard the fighting and gunshots that followed.

    HPD makes arrest in Post Oak deadly shooting
    A Houston man has been charged with murder after a deadly shooting at an apartment complex on the city's southwest side. Authorities arrested Alberto Sanchez, 22, after the shooting at 4 a.m. Sunday at the Post Oak Manor apartments, 12111 South Post Oak off South Main.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

The FBI is searching for an allegedly violent...

The FBI is searching for an allegedly violent pimp who's a wanted fugitive for aiding a sex trafficking ring that amassed millions by brutally forcing women and girls to sell themselves in Houston cantinas

    Alleged sex trafficking fugitive wanted by FBI in cantina case
    It's been four years, but the FBI still wants to arrest an allegedly violent pimp who's a wanted fugitive for aiding a sex trafficking ring that amassed millions by brutally forcing women and girls to sell themselves in Houston cantinas.
    http://www.chron.com

1 hour ago

She brought her Japanese and Hawaiian influen...

She brought her Japanese and Hawaiian influence to Texas barbecue.

    The pioneering woman behind Driftwood's Salt Lick BBQ has died
    One of the founders of Texas barbecue favorite The Salt Lick, making great smoked meats since the late '60s, died this past week at the age of 104. Texas Monthly's BBQ czar Daniel Vaughn shared the sad news late Friday.
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2 hours ago

One of the people who died was a 19-year-old....

One of the people who died was a 19-year-old.

    Two dead, infant critical in crash off Texas 249 near Cypress
    Updated 3:42 pm, Monday, January 22, 2018 Two people are dead and an infant is in critical condition after a two-vehicle crash Monday afternoon in northwest Harris County. Three others were also hurt in the Texas 249 crash, including the one-year-old baby who was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Here are the top high school basketball playe...

Here are the top high school basketball players in the area that you should check out before the season ends.

    Houston's top high school basketball recruits
    Every year, the Houston area produces some of the top high school basketball talent in the country. This year, College Park's Quentin Grimes, who will play in the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game in March, tops the list. According to 247Sports, Grimes, who has signed with Kansas, is the 11th-ranked recruit in the country.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

NASA continues to receive backlash as to why ...

NASA continues to receive backlash as to why they booted a woman, who was set to be the first African American on the International Space Station crew, from her mission.

    NASA faces called for reinstatement of first African American on International Space Station crew
    The quest for answers as to why NASA booted a woman -- set to be the first African American on the International Space Station crew -- from her mission continued over the weekend, with an online petition and harsh words from her brother.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

Most of the village's residents live abroad a...

Most of the village's residents live abroad and only stay there during brief vacations.

    AP PHOTOS: Village of sprawling mansions empty most of year
    GOMILICA, Serbia (AP) - The tiny hamlet of Gomilica in western Serbia is full of sprawling mansions with dozens of rooms, sumptuous decorations and swimming pools - and most of the year they are empty. Most of the village's residents live abroad and only stay there during brief vacations.
    http://www.chron.com

2 hours ago

The snacking continues! (We're kidding, don't...

The snacking continues! (We're kidding, don't eat soap.)

    Nope, Tide PODS aren't being discontinued.
    Tide PODS are here to stay, despite rumors that suggest the internet-famous soap is being discontinued. A screenshot of a fake tweet recently alleged that Tide would be removing the product from shelves starting Feb. 1, saying the company "can't risk lives over having clean clothes."
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made have a...

The "Oscars" for the WORST movies made have announced this year's nominees:

    'Transformers: The Last Knight' and 'Fifty Shades Darker' Lead 2018 Razzie Award Nominations
    Not only did Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" disappoint at the box office, it disappointed enough to draw the attention of the Razzies. The umpteenth installment in the CG action franchise landed nine nominations for the 38th annual Golden Raspberry Awards on Monday, followed closely by eight for Universal's "Fifty Shades Darker."
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

Forrest Whitley, who graduated from San Anton...

Forrest Whitley, who graduated from San Antonio Alamo Heights High School just two years ago, already is the No. 10 ranked prospect in all of baseball.

    Astros have four prospects on Top 100 list
    The Astros' 20-year-old Class AA pitcher Forrest Whitley shot up the prospect rankings, moving all the way up to No. 10 in the latest rankings released by Baseball America on Monday. Whitley, who was the Astros' first-round pick out of San Antonio Alamo Heights High School in 2016, was ranked 57th in the publication's mid-season rankings last July.
    http://www.chron.com

3 hours ago

In the most active season in recent years, th...

In the most active season in recent years, the number of Texans dying from a flu-related cause has now doubled.

    Flu-related deaths in Texas double
    In the most active season in recent years, the number of Texans dying from a flu-related cause has now doubled. The Texas department of health this season is reporting the deaths of 2,355 people for whom the flu was an underlying or contributing cause, up from 1,155 such deaths two weeks ago.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

Defined as people born between 1995 and the m...

Defined as people born between 1995 and the mid-2000s, Generation Z has a markedly different approach to social media than the generations that preceded it.

    Millennials ruin everything, but it looks like Gen Z will be the ones to hurt Facebook
    Generation Z - the generation after millennials - is migrating away from Facebook in favor of other social media platforms. A recent estimate suggested a declining teenage user base for the social media giant, while Snapchat and Instagram's user base is surging.
    http://www.chron.com

4 hours ago

The Texas politician is facing years in priso...

The Texas politician is facing years in prison and millions in fines.

    Criminal fraud trial puts San Antonio Democrat Uresti's career on the line
    A lot is on the line for state Sen. Carlos Uresti as his criminal fraud trial commences with opening statements this morning in U.S. District Court in San Antonio. "This is about a person's life, a person's career and a person's family," Tab Turner, one of Uresti's lawyers, told jurors Thursday.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Good news for those who didn't get tickets fo...

Good news for those who didn't get tickets for the first Houston show:

    Justin Timberlake adds second Houston date
    Justin Timberlake has added a second Houston date to his The Man of the Woods Tour. The former boy-bander has added May 25 at Toyota Center to his itinerary. The May 23 date is sold out. Tickets for the second show go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday via the venue site .
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

Slayer is going on one last tour to destroy t...

Slayer is going on one last tour to destroy the rest of the world's hearing.

    Iconic thrash-metal act Slayer to call it quits
    According to a video posted on Monday, iconic thrash-metal act Slayer is going on a farewell tour in 2018. The band, active since 1981, is one of the loudest bands to ever hit the metal scene.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

The government shutdown inspired a flurry of ...

The government shutdown inspired a flurry of memes and reactions.

    How the internet reacted to 2018's brief government shutdown
    While the Senate voted to repoen the government Monday afternoon, that didn't stop the internet from jumping to conclusions and over exaggerating about what could have happened if the shutdown persisted. Democrats reached across the aisle to support a bill financing federal agencies through Feb. 8.
    http://www.chron.com

5 hours ago

According to a GoFundMe page, the woman was s...

According to a GoFundMe page, the woman was struck by "a highly aggressive form of Necrotizing Faciitis," a flesh-eating bacteria.

    Woman diagnosed with flu loses more than 30 percent of body due to flesh-eating bacteria
    An Arizona woman who thought she had the flu discovered she had something much worse when doctors told her she was being affected by a flesh-eating bacteria. According to news station KNXV-TV, Christin Lipinski, of Litchfield Park, was diagnosed with the flu and began viral treatment on Jan. 11.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Bats were reported at the Houston-area Walmar...

Bats were reported at the Houston-area Walmart as early as Jan. 8. Now, officials are taking a new step.

    Wildlife specialist to get rid of bats at Alvin store
    Walmart officials are one step closer to having a bat-free store in Alvin after reportedly hiring a wildlife specialist to help move the bats. A Walmart spokesperson told news station KTRK-TV on Sunday that the wildlife specialist was on site at the Alvin store, doing a "catch and release" of the bats.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

THE LATEST: The Senate has advanced a bill re...

THE LATEST: The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.

    The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.
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6 hours ago

THE LATEST: Several Democratic senators predi...

THE LATEST: Several Democratic senators predict a proposal to fund the government until Feb. 8 will move forward, overcoming a Democratic filibuster. That would clear the way for an end to the three-day shutdown.

    The Latest: Senate advances bill to reopen government
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the budget battle (all times local): 12:55 p.m. It looks like the government shutdown will end soon. The Senate has advanced a bill reopening federal agencies through Feb. 8 after Democrats relented and lifted their blockade against the legislation.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

He's reportedly involved in a gang-connected ...

He's reportedly involved in a gang-connected brothel that allegedly operated for eight years in a southwest Houston apartment complex.

    Alleged pimp tied to Gulfton gang brothel expected in court
    Published 8:27 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 Another defendant is expected in court Monday in a expansive federal indictment involving a gang-connected brothel that allegedly operated for eight years in a southwest Houston apartment complex. Walter Lopez, 26, will likely waive his rights to a detention hearing during his arraignment Monday at the federal courthouse in Houston, his lawyer, Brent Mayr, said.
    http://www.chron.com

6 hours ago

Three young children were found after being k...

Three young children were found after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight. Houston Police Department is still looking for the suspects. Here is the surveillance video below. http://bit.ly/2F2rPAz

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Three young children were found after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight. Houston Police Department is still looking for the suspects. Here is the surveillance video below....
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7 hours ago

She founded the legendary Texas barbecue outp...

She founded the legendary Texas barbecue outpost with her husband in the late 1960s:

    The pioneering woman behind Driftwood's Salt Lick BBQ has died
    One of the founders of Texas barbecue favorite The Salt Lick, making great smoked meats since the late '60s, died this past week at the age of 104. Texas Monthly's BBQ czar Daniel Vaughn shared the sad news late Friday.
    http://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

Sheriff's officials say there's been a shooti...

Sheriff's officials say there's been a shooting at a high school in a small town south of Dallas and a suspect is in custody.

    Sheriff: Shooting at Texas high school, suspect in custody
    ITALY, Texas (AP) - A suspect has been arrested after a shooting Monday morning at a high school in a small town south of Dallas, sheriff's officials said. The Ellis County sheriff's office said on Twitter that the "shooter is in custody" after the shooting in Italy, some 45 miles (70 kilometers) south of Dallas.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Experts say at any given moment there are ove...

Experts say at any given moment there are over 400 storefront sex businesses in Houston.

    Houston: City has 'more brothels than Starbucks'
    For eight years, at least thirteen undocumented women were allegedly trafficked by a family affiliated with the Southwest Cholos gang in a Gulfton-area apartment. "We have more brothels than we have Starbucks in our city," Robert Sanborn, president and CEO of Children at Risk, told the Houston Chronicle.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

A man police said they believe caused the de...

A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested.

    Driver charged in Christmas Day racing deaths
    Updated 9:04 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 A man police said they believe caused the deaths of two people during a high-speed race on Christmas Day has been arrested, the Harris County District Attorney's Office announced Monday morning.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer S...

Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others.

    Kendrick Lamar returning to Houston
    Kendrick Lamar announced dates for his TDE: The Championship Tour, which will include a stop at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands. Lamar's tour pairs him with breakout singer SZA. as well as ScHoolboy Q, Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and others. They'll play the Pavilion on May 19.
    http://www.chron.com

8 hours ago

The Texas native was the first meteorologist ...

The Texas native was the first meteorologist for ABC's "Good Morning America" program.

    Weather Channel co-founder dies; doubted climate science
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - John Coleman, who co-founded The Weather Channel and was the original meteorologist on ABC's "Good Morning America" during a six-decade broadcasting career but who later drew people's anger for his open skepticism about climate change being man-made, has died. He was 83.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m...

The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m. opening will win free doughnuts for a year.

    Krispy Kreme to open in Pearland
    Krispy Kreme will open in Pearland Town Center early Tuesday. The shop represents the chain's fifth area location since returning to the Houston market in late 2015 after a nine-year absence. The first 100 customers in line for the 6 a.m. opening will win free doughnuts for a year.
    http://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

"We are providing 3 pairs of Big Game tickets...

"We are providing 3 pairs of Big Game tickets, including airfare and hotel, for Texans who gave back in a big way during Hurricane Harvey and 1 pair of tickets to a first responder who went above and beyond the call of duty during Hurricane Harvey."

    Jim 'Mattress Mack' McIngvale is giving away Super Bowl tickets, because he's Mattress Mack
    It's 2018 and Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale is starting the new year off with generosity - of course, he's Mattress Mack. The Gallery Furniture store owner announced over the weekend that his business is partnering with iHeartMedia to send a few Texans to the Super Bowl on Feb.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

A confrontation between an estranged couple e...

A confrontation between an estranged couple ended tragically:

    Manhunt ends with self-inflicted gunshot after mother of 3 shot dead, child abducted
    Updated 8:12 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 6:30 p.m.: Local media is reporting the Guadalupe County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Richard Jose Concepcion has died from his wounds. Sheriff's office officials did not return phone calls Sunday night.
    http://www.chron.com

10 hours ago

"We have yet to reach an agreement on a path ...

"We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides." What do you think the compromise should be?

    Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
    WASHINGTON - The government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts Sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said shortly after 9 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

Good news this morning:

Good news this morning:

    Kidnapped kids found safe in Chinatown area
    Updated 6:20 am, Monday, January 22, 2018 Three young children were found early Monday after being kidnapped in a stolen vehicle overnight, Houston police said. About 2 a.m., the black Honda CR-V was stolen from a Shell gas station at Beechnut and Beltway 8 when a mother left the car running to go inside to pay for gas, said Houston Police Department Lt.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

She thought she was sharing candy, but it was...

She thought she was sharing candy, but it was special candy.

    Fifth-grader thought she brought gummy candies to school, but they were laced with marijuana
    A 9-year-old student in New Mexico gave fellow students gummies - only to realize later they were not ordinary candies. The candies had apparently been laced with tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the chemical responsible for how marijuana affects the brain, and were being used by the student's parents as medical marijuana.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The store of the future opens today:

The store of the future opens today:

    Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines
    The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle - letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
    http://www.chron.com

11 hours ago

The store of the future opens today

The store of the future opens today

    Amazon Go is finally a go: Sensor-infused store opens to the public Monday, with no checkout lines
    The first Amazon Go grocery and convenience store will open to the public Monday in Seattle - letting any person with an Amazon account, the Amazon Go app and a willingness to give up more of their personal privacy than usual simply grab anything they want and walk out, without going through a checkout line.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Update: He's been arrested.

Update: He's been arrested.

    Crime Stoppers offers reward for information about fatal shooting
    Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that helps authorities locate and arrest a man considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the fatal shooting late Saturday of a man in Kendleton.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

Any information given can lead up to a $5,000...

Any information given can lead up to a $5,000 reward.

    Crime Stoppers offers reward for information about fatal shooting
    Fort Bend County Crime Stoppers is offering up to $5,000 for information that helps authorities locate and arrest a man considered "armed and dangerous" in connection with the fatal shooting late Saturday of a man in Kendleton.
    http://www.chron.com

12 hours ago

😂

😂

    According to Business Insider, the ugliest buildings in Texas are in San Antonio
    Bland, ugly buildings here in San Antonio? Noooooo.
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13 hours ago

The effects of the shutdown over the weekend ...

The effects of the shutdown over the weekend were relatively limited - so far.

    Senate adjourns without deal to end government shutdown; vote postponed until noon Monday
    WASHINGTON - The government shutdown headed into its third day after frantic efforts Sunday by a bipartisan group of moderate senators failed to produce a compromise on immigration and spending. "We have yet to reach an agreement on a path forward that would be acceptable for both sides," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said shortly after 9 p.m.
    http://www.chron.com

13 hours ago

His business made him a billionaire, but it a...

His business made him a billionaire, but it also made him a lot of enemies

    Billionaire couple from Toronto were murdered by multiple people, private investigators believe
    Private investigators believe a prominent billionaire couple found dead in their Toronto mansion last month were murdered by multiple people two days before their bodies were discovered, Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday, citing a source "with direct knowledge of the parallel probe" into the deaths of Honey and Barry Sherman.
    http://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tigh...

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Ravens tight end Ben Watson are also nominated.

    Texans' J.J. Watt a finalist for Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year
    Published 3:51 pm, Sunday, January 21, 2018 For his philanthropic efforts to provide relief in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt has been named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Watt helped raise $37 million through an online fundraising initiative he launched.
    http://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole g...

The estate has a two-story pub, a nine-hole golf course, a dog kennel, a chapel, an art gallery, and a private airport.

    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million Texas ranch ranks as one of the world's most expensive homes for sale
    T. Boone Pickens' $250 million property in Texas' panhandle is one of the world's most expensive estates for sale in the world.
    http://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

The film was designed, said the director, to ...

The film was designed, said the director, to be constructed from “television news footage without a single true statement in it.”

    'Our New President' Brings Huge Dose of Fake News to Sundance
    One day after Donald Trump handed out his Fake News Awards, the Sundance Film Festival kicked off with a film that genuinely sets a new standard for falsehoods - because director Maxim Pozdorovkin's documentary is based on the Russian propaganda generated during the presidential election that put Trump in power.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred ...

The Ranger will be marketed as the preferred truck for urban dwellers looking for something rugged, but sleek enough for city streets.

    See what the new Ford Ranger will look like in 2019
    Updated 1:42 pm, Thursday, January 18, 2018 This week, the new 2019 Ford Ranger made its first appearance at the Detroit auto show. Going on sale spring of 2019, the small pickup truck is Ford's most recent foray into the market which is already teeming with midsize models like the Chevrolet Colorado and the Toyota Tacoma.
    http://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

The world ain't hatin now

The world ain't hatin now

    Houston rapper Chamillionaire speaks out on viral email offering help to family of deported man
    Houston rapper Chamillionaire wants to help the family of a man -a father of two - who was just deported after spending 30 years living in the U.S. Chamillionaire was specifically moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, 39, who was profiled by the Detroit Free Press' Niraj Warikoo Monday.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Does anyone have any predictions on who is go...

Does anyone have any predictions on who is going to win Super Bowl LII?

    Memes celebrate Patriots, Eagles' huge wins
    Today we were reminded to never count Tom Brady out and that Nick Foles is an honest-to-goodness gunslinger. The stage is now set: the Eagles and the Patriots will square off at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minnesota for Super Bowl LII on Feb. 4.
    http://www.chron.com

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