1 hour ago

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

What do you think about the Rockets picks?

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

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

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

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

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

He had some strong words for the person responsible.

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

1 hour ago

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

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

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

1 hour ago

Marine biologists off the coast of Texas have...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It will include raised medians and multiple o...

It will include raised medians and multiple overpasses.

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

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

Will you be traveling for the 4th?

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

Despite Texas' steadily growing Hispanic popu...

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

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

Vague wording in an initial contract has allo...

Vague wording in an initial contract has allowed the Dynamo/ Dash to effectively monopolize youth soccer in the area and heavily control the use of publicly-funded sports fields

    Soccer field access creates dispute in The Woodlands
    According to a memorandum of understanding adopted between The Woodlands Township and the Montgomery County Dynamo/ Dash Youth Soccer Club in 2010 and renewed in 2016, the Club is "permitted" certain rights over the community's multipurpose fields.
    https://www.chron.com

7 hours ago

I guess even snakes can be snakes

I guess even snakes can be snakes

    Video: Bullsnake in West Texas uses mouth to imitate rattlesnake
    If you came across a 5-foot nonvenomous bullsnake, would you stop to enjoy it and possibly snap a video, or would you run? Some researchers with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department stopped for the video - and it was worth it.
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8 hours ago

The Trump administration made plans to house ...

The Trump administration made plans to house as many as 20,000 migrants on U.S. military bases, but officials gave differing accounts as to whether those beds would be for children or for entire families.

    Official: Hundreds of kids reunited with families since May
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - About 500 of the more than 2,300 children separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reunited since May, a senior Trump administration official said Thursday, as confusion mounted over the "zero tolerance" policy that called for the prosecution of anyone caught entering the United States illegally.
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8 hours ago

"I am grateful to have played a small role in...

"I am grateful to have played a small role in the conversations that have helped guide this extraordinary nation's destiny," he wrote in a June letter

    Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer-Winning Columnist and Political Analyst, Dies at 68
    Charles Krauthammer, a columnist for The Washington Post and Fox News commentator, died on Thursday after a losing battle with cancer, the Post reported. He was 68. The Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, long hailed as a leading voice in American conservatism, revealed in a letter earlier this month that he had just weeks to live after the return of a cancer he thought had been treated successfully.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking h...

Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.

    Domestic violence case involving SAPD officer passed to DA
    San Antonio police on Wednesday opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for review. Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée, Krista Cooper-Nurse, with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.
    https://www.chron.com

9 hours ago

Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includ...

Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includes creative office space, plus contemporary arts and retail space.

    Historic Main&Co project debuts new downtown creative office space
    Downtown's historic Raphael and Dorrance buildings, collectively known as Main&Co, are renovated and ready for new office and retail tenants. Houston-based NewForm Real Estate announced completion of the five-story mixed-use redevelopment on the corner of Main and Commerce in northern downtown. Located on the MetroRail line, Main&Co includes creative office space, plus contemporary arts and retail space.
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10 hours ago

The 231-193 vote included “no” votes from 41 ...

The 231-193 vote included “no” votes from 41 Republicans, including both immigration moderates and hardliners.

    House rejects conservative GOP immigration proposal
    WASHINGTON - House Republicans struggled to round up enough votes Thursday to pass sweeping immigration legislation that would fund President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, address family separations on the border, and offer protections for young immigrants brought into the country illegally as children, continuing an impasse that has vexed Congress for more than a decade.
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10 hours ago

From T-Swizzle to the Prince of Darkness, the...

From T-Swizzle to the Prince of Darkness, there will be a concert for everyone.

    The most anticipated concerts in Houston for 2018 (and a little beyond)
    The Houston concert calendar is filling up with big names for the rest of the year.
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11 hours ago

"They're not using it as a pesticide . . . th...

"They're not using it as a pesticide . . . they're using it as a rodenticide to kill the animals that will come and eat the plants,"

    Thirteen bald eagles were found dead in a field. This is what killed them.
    The 13 bald eagles were found lifeless on a Maryland farm more than two years ago, many with wings splayed, bodies intact, and talons clenched. Several were too young to have their species' distinctive white heads. And at least six, according to a federal lab report, had ingested a highly toxic pesticide that has been essentially banned from the U.S.
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11 hours ago

Some of the other businesses had their TABC c...

Some of the other businesses had their TABC citations restrained, which is when a company chooses to pass on the punishment to the specific employee responsible for selling alcohol to a minor.

    Houston businesses caught selling alcohol to minors since April
    Of all the Harris County businesses cited for selling alcohol to minors by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) since April, a Chipotle restaurant faced the highest fine. The restaurant at 7457 Southwest Freeway was fined $7,200 after TABC found it in violation April 18, according to publicly available documents.
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12 hours ago

They say they were beaten while handcuffed an...

They say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.

    Young immigrants detained in Virginia center allege abuse
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells.
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12 hours ago

The ring is beautiful!

The ring is beautiful!

    Houston Astros OF Josh Reddick proposes to girlfriend Jett Elkins at Space Center Houston on off-day
    It was an off day for the Houston Astros but far from it for outfielder Josh Reddick who had a very special day at Space Center Houston. Reddick and his girlfriend Georgette 'Jett' Elkins spent Thursday at NASA in a series of photos the Astros star documented on Instagram.
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12 hours ago

Eva purchased the home from Tom Cruise in 201...

Eva purchased the home from Tom Cruise in 2015 for $11.5 million and listed it for $14 million in 2017.

    Texas native Eva Longoria slashes $3 million off Hollywood Hills mansion
    Texas native and new mom, Eva Longoria has drastically reduced the price of her Hollywood Hills hideaway months after listing the luxe, 2.75-acre property.
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13 hours ago

Prevention is a major key.

Prevention is a major key.

    Tips on avoiding mosquitoes this summer
    Mosquitoes, the itching and biting pests of summer, want their next meal to be you. But there are ways to combat them, according to county health officials, master naturalists and the CDC. Prevention is key in avoiding mosquitoes. "A mosquito's life-cycle has four stages: egg, larva, pupa and adult.
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13 hours ago

Many questions linger about the case.

Many questions linger about the case.

    What we know -- and don't know -- about the 'Little Jacob' case
    Authorities on Wednesday said they had pieced together what happened to a 4-year-old Houston boy whose body washed up on a Galveston beach last fall. But many questions linger about the so-called "Little Jacob" case, the name given to the investigation by police when the child's identity was not known.
    https://www.chron.com

14 hours ago

Equipped with lake views and amenities for da...

Equipped with lake views and amenities for days, a Lakeside mansion has hit the market for $1.3 million

    Photos: Luxurious Laredo home with lake views hits the market for $1.3M
    If you're looking for your own border oasis, you may find solace near the water of Lake Casa Blanca in Laredo.
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14 hours ago

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https:...

How many can you mark off? READ MORE: https://trib.al/x8v16Pm

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle, Houston, Texas. 471,253 likes · 82,208 talking about this. Houston's hub for news and conversation. Like us to...
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14 hours ago

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to...

The circumstances of Hernandez’ death rose to national prominence after a 53 second cell phone video was published last year showing Thompson, who had pinned Hernandez face down on the sidewalk, holding his neck in a chokehold on the walkway outside a Denny’s in the Crosby area.

    Jurors deliberate Houston man's fate in choking trial
    A jury began deliberations in the murder trial of Terry Thompson late Thursday, after his defense attorney and state prosecutors gave them dramatically contrasting arguments about how and why he put a young Houston father in a chokehold that cause his strangulation death.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ...

"It's been a long road; he's got a long road ahead but it's great to see him home."

    Watch: Santa Fe ISD officer receives hero's welcome after hospital release
    Police officers from League City and other departments gathered at the home of Santa Fe ISD Police Officer John Barnes, welcoming him after Barnes spent 33 days recovering at the hospital after he was shot in the line of duty in the Santa Fe High School mass shooting in May.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, ...

The declaration applies to Aransas, Cameron, Hidalgo, Nueces, San Patricio and Willacy counties.

    Gov. Abbott issues disaster declaration for severe flooding across South Texas
    As of 7 a.m. Thursday morning, Corpus Christi had received in just three days almost triple the rainfall it normally gets for the entire month of June, according to the National Weather Service.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

“It’s so important for people to know the hum...

“It’s so important for people to know the human spirit has so much to give. You get back so much when you give”

    Executive spurred to action after his house becomes a shelter for neighbors
    Dat Tran didn't know his Bellaire home had the highest elevation on the block until Hurricane Harvey hit. His was the only house that didn't flood. Tran's home was dry ground. In fact, a NBC news photo of a National Guardsman standing in Tran's front yard, surrounded by water, illustrated the widespread flooding for a world audience.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

"Shame on you, Sid Miller"

    'Shame on you, Sid Miller:' Opponent rips Texas Ag Commissioner over controversial comments
    Sid Miller's Democratic challenger issued a scathing statement on Thursday after the sitting Texas Ag Commissioner compared the separation of migrant children to serving in the military. "It is ignorant to compare the families of America's service members to the unconscionable situation that vulnerable migrant children are being subjected to, and especially insulting from someone who chose to NOT serve his country in the armed forces," Kim Olson said in a statement.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Who wore it best?

Who wore it best?

    Astros' Evan Gattis, Brian McCann bobblehead sells out in minutes
    Each month, the Astros are releasing an exclusive Bobblehead of the Month, and they've already become a hot item. The Astros are ensuring the exclusivity of each bobblehead by making just 150 of each version. On Thursday, the Astros released the June version featuring lookalikes Evan Gattis and Brian McCann wearing matching sweaters and posted Stepbrothers style with Gattis playing the role of John C.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Lookin' good, Houston!

Lookin' good, Houston!

    Readers share their best photos for National Selfie Day
    If there were a photo type to define the millennial generation, the selfie is certainly it. It's not too late to celebrate this informal holiday, which was allegedly founded four years ago by Texas radio DJ Rick McNeely.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white v...

Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.

    Katy Freeway HOV lanes blocked after car fire
    A car fire on the Katy Freeway's outbound HOV lane has some of the HOV lanes blocked, according to Houston TranStar cameras. Houston fire crews were called to the HOV lanes near Barker Cypress Road around 4:30 p.m. Camera footage of the freeway shows a white vehicle caught fire.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Well this stinks...

Well this stinks...

    Fecal bacteria levels at Texas beaches on the rise after rain-filled week
    Several beaches across Texas are reporting medium or high levels of bacteria after a stormy week across the state.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

On Friday, the first of six "Hey LeBron" bill...

On Friday, the first of six "Hey LeBron" billboards will go up along Highway 59, near the Fountain View Drive exit.

    'Hey LeBron' billboards to hit Houston Friday
    What's it going to take to bring LeBron James to Houston? One local super fan hopes that his viral campaign can help bring the most sought-after player in the NBA to the Rockets. Greg Andrews, vice president and co-owner of S&S Industries, is launching a full marketing campaign aimed at showing James why he should pack up for HTown.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"If they wanted formally to consent, they can...

"If they wanted formally to consent, they can say, 'we consent.' What we think they should do is put their customer interests first and say, 'we don't consent unless there is probable cause or a warrant.'"

    As Border Patrol searches its buses, Greyhound is pulled into immigration uproar
    He was a 12-year Miami resident originally from Trinidad, taken off a Greyhound bus in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, by U.S. Border Patrol agents in January. She was a 60-something Jamaican national who had just met her granddaughter for the first time, whose Greyhound was stopped by Border Patrol.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Still time to pick a good spot for #ThirstyTh...

Still time to pick a good spot for #ThirstyThursday 🍻

    Best Happy Hour spots in Houston to get your food and drink on
    Eating or drinking out can get pretty pricey if one isn't careful. Luckily, bars and restaurants have invented a nifty marketing trick called happy hour, offering patrons cheaper prices at certain hours of the day.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

He is facing a capital murder charge for his ...

He is facing a capital murder charge for his alleged role in a deadly home invasion

    Teen charged in deadly Greenspoint home invasion
    A teenager accused in the shooting death of a 55-year-old man in the Greenspoint area last year is now behind bars, officials said Thursday. Jonathan Vera, 17, is facing a capital murder charge for his alleged role in a deadly home invasion October 19, 2017, in the 200 block of Casa Grande.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Recent rainy weather is pushing back the open...

Recent rainy weather is pushing back the opening date, but it's still scheduled to open this summer:

    Big Rivers Waterpark grand opening postponed until July
    Big Rivers Waterpark & Gator Bayou Adventure Park will open in July due to recent inclement weather, according to a Big Rivers Waterpark Facebook post. "Due to recent inclement weather patterns and projections from the National Weather Service, it is with regret that we have decided to reschedule the Grand Opening date for Big Rivers Waterpark and Gator Bayou Adventure Park into July," the Facebook post said.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

Police at one Texas department opted not to c...

Police at one Texas department opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the DA's office for review.

    Domestic violence case involving SAPD officer passed to DA
    San Antonio police on Wednesday opted not to charge one of its own officers with family violence, instead turning the case over to the Bexar County District Attorney's Office for review. Officer Justin Ayars is accused of striking his fiancée, Krista Cooper-Nurse, with a rock, fracturing her face in three places.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that r...

First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents.

    Melania Trump dons 'I really don't care, do u?' jacket
    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump wore a jacket that read "I really don't care, do u?" as she boarded a flight Thursday to a facility housing migrant children separated from their parents. The green, hooded military jacket had the words written graffiti-style on the back.
    https://www.chron.com

19 hours ago

Parents: Beware of this scary condition where...

Parents: Beware of this scary condition where children appear fine after a day at the pool, only to have trouble breathing hours later.

    'Dry Drowning' signs that every parent should be aware of
    According to the American Osteopathic Association, dry and secondary drowning can occur after inhaling water through the nose or mouth. Here are the warning signs you should be aware of if your child has recently had a near-drowning experience, or inhaled a large amount of water: The AOA says if your child experiences any of these symptoms after a day in the water, pay close attention and call your doctor..
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

"She told him 'I am headed down to Texas' and...

"She told him 'I am headed down to Texas' and he was supportive."

    First lady visits migrant children at Texas detention center
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Melania Trump made an unannounced visit to a Texas facility Thursday, talking with children and staff as she got a first-hand look at some of the migrant children sent there by the U.S. government after their families entered the country illegally.
    https://www.chron.com

20 hours ago

This gives families crossing the border new h...

This gives families crossing the border new hope

    Border Patrol will stop referring migrant parents who cross into the US illegally with children for prosecution, official says
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Border Patrol will no longer refer migrant parents who cross into the United States illegally with children to federal courthouses to face criminal charges, a senior U.S. Customs and Border Protection official told The Washington Post on Thursday.
    https://www.chron.com

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