58 min ago

Kids are so welcome at these restaurants, tha...

Kids are so welcome at these restaurants, that their meals are on the house:

    Houston-area restaurants where kids eat free
    Published 10:38 am, Thursday, April 12, 2018 Eating out can get expensive, especially during the summer when families tend to go out more often since the kids are out of school and people spend more time doing activities around town.
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1 hour ago

Former first lady Laura Bush: "I live in a bo...

Former first lady Laura Bush: "I live in a border state. I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. It is immoral. And it breaks my heart."

    Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border 'breaks my heart'
    Published 7:53 pm, Sunday, June 17, 2018 On Sunday, a day we as a nation set aside to honor fathers and the bonds of family, I was among the millions of Americans who watched images of children who have been torn from their parents.
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1 hour ago

Colleges, oil companies, and apartment comple...

Colleges, oil companies, and apartment complexes topped the list.

    Harris County businesses with the highest water bills in 2017
    With every sprinkler system, every toilet flush and every pair of washed hands, local businesses are racking up pretty big water bills. A look at the highest water bills in the area showed some area businesses paid more than $3 million for water usage alone in 2017.
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2 hours ago

Better carry that umbrella around with you th...

Better carry that umbrella around with you these next few days.

    Tropical showers expected to continue throughout the week
    Scattered storms hit the Houston area Sunday, and the rain is expected to continue throughout the week as a tropical wave approaches the coast. Parts of Southeast Texas could receive up to 6 inches of rain this week from a "large but disorganized area of showers and thunderstorms over the west-central Gulf of Mexico," according to the National Hurricane Center.
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2 hours ago

"It's not that dumb people are having more ki...

"It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people, to put it crudely," on researcher said. "It's something to do with the environment, because we're seeing the same differences within families."

    IQ scores are declining. Scientists believe they know why.
    The study, which was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America on Monday, questioned Norwegian men born between 1962 and 1991. They found that for those who were born between 1962 and 1975, IQ scores gained nearly three percentage points each decade.
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2 hours ago

In today's space race, the adventurous scient...

In today's space race, the adventurous scientist has been replaced by the billionaire entrepreneur.

    What does it mean to be a NASA astronaut in the age of Elon Musk?
    HOUSTON - The journey to outer space for American astronauts for the past seven years has begun at a Soviet-era launch site in Kazakhstan, deep in Central Asia. There, they pay homage to Russian cosmonauts and graciously participate in the rituals of their hosts, even the tradition of urinating on the right rear tire of the bus that ferries them to the rocket.
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3 hours ago

See how cargo used to travel from the 1800s t...

See how cargo used to travel from the 1800s to the 1950s.

    Historical photos of the Houston Ship Channel through the 1950s
    As industry and commerce in Houston has evolved, the 103-year-old Houston Ship Channel has evolved with it. The Port of Houston is the second-ranked United States port in total tonnage and the largest port in the State of Texas, according to statistics from portofhouston.com.
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3 hours ago

AMC said it had a positive working relationsh...

AMC said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.

    AMC Networks: Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chris Hardwick's cable talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels, AMC Networks said Saturday. The company said it had a positive working relationship with the host and producer but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations by his former girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra.
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4 hours ago

Rudy Giuliani stressed that President Donald ...

Rudy Giuliani stressed that President Donald Trump has not issued, would not issue and should not issue any pardons related to the Mueller probe while it is still ongoing, so as not to give the appearance that he has anything to hide.

    Giuliani suggests Trump may pardon Manafort after Mueller's probe
    WASHINGTON - White House lawyer Rudy Giuliani suggested Sunday that President Donald Trump might pardon his former campaign manager Paul Manafort if he is convicted - but only after special counsel Robert Mueller III has completed his investigation.
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4 hours ago

Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel owner and autho...

Moonlight Bunny Ranch brothel owner and author of "The Art of the Pimp" Dennis Hof credits Donald Trump with inspiring his run for office as a Republican in Nevada.

    Moonlight Bunny Ranch owner Dennis Hof wins Nevada GOP primary
    Sue Ogrocki/AP Brothel owner Dennis Hof won the GOP primary in Nevada's 36th state assembly district, a safe Republican seat. Hof calls himself "The Trump of Parhump" and even wrote a book called "The Art of the Pimp," a play on President Donald Trump's best-seller "The Art of the Deal."
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5 hours ago

From Houston to Mexico City to Russia, they c...

From Houston to Mexico City to Russia, they cheered as Mexico defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions, 1-0.

    Houstonians cheer Mexico to World Cup win
    Rain dampens watch party at Dynamo's Houston stadium.
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5 hours ago

At least five people are dead and several oth...

At least five people are dead and several others hurt as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. Most of the occupants were believed to be living in the country without legal permission.

    5 dead as SUV being chased crashes in South Texas
    BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) - At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas. The SUV went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting those inside, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.
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5 hours ago

The alleged "behaviors" took place earlier th...

The alleged "behaviors" took place earlier this spring, and earned the frat a two-year suspension.

    University suspends Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity chapter after investigating 'actions'
    HAMDEN - Quinnipiac has suspended the university's chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon for two years after investigating "actions," according to the institution. "The university has suspended the chapter of the fraternity in question for two years following a thorough investigation regarding actions that occurred during the Spring 2018 semester," said John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, in a statement Thursday.
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6 hours ago

The wins just keep coming. Only four other ma...

The wins just keep coming. Only four other major league teams since 1990 have produced an undefeated road trip of 10 or more games.

    Astros sweep Royals to extend win streak to 11
    Their 11-game winning streak is the second-longest in franchise history. Only four other major league teams since 1990 have produced an undefeated road trip of 10 or more games.
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6 hours ago

Ever wonder what would happen if the U.S. pre...

Ever wonder what would happen if the U.S. pressed "the button?" Here's the answer.

    The US nuclear arsenal: A quick overview
    (The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Jeffrey Fields, University of Southern California - Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences (THE CONVERSATION) Meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 12, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un committed to "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula."
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7 hours ago

See where the rain is at on our weather page....

See where the rain is at on our weather page.

    Houston Texas Weather
    Local weather information and news for the greater Houston area.
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7 hours ago

Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member o...

Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member of the family. The 345-pound elephant calf was born early Sunday morning. (Video credit: Jeremy Stewart / Houston Zoo) https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/345-pound-elephant-calf-born-at-Houston-Zoo-13001999.php

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    Meet Tilly, the Houston Zoo's newest member of the family. The 345-pound elephant calf was born early Sunday morning. (Video credit: Jeremy Stewart / Houston Zoo)...
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8 hours ago

Both Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Har...

Both Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo and Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez blasted the "zero tolerance" immigration policy over the weekend. The policy has led to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents in recent weeks.

    Chief Acevedo and other law enforcement slam Trump's family separation policy
    Law enforcement leaders in Houston and elsewhere joined in Sunday on condemning President Donald Trump's 'zero-tolerance' immigration policy, which is leading to the separation of thousands of young children from their parents in recent weeks. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said Sunday that children should not be kept in immigration detention centers and said the current situation highlights Congress' failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform.
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8 hours ago

These photos have us wishing for a foodie day...

These photos have us wishing for a foodie day on the island.

    Galveston restaurants to try this summer
    Nothing makes you hungry quite like a trip to the beach, and with a new summer season comes new island food to try. Opening soon is Hearsay on the Strand, the "chic antique" spot that has already become a favorite at its other locations in Houston.
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8 hours ago

"Take advantage of every moment you have with...

"Take advantage of every moment you have with your father because, someday, he won't be there, and you'll feel as if pieces of your heart and soul are missing." - John McClain

    McClain: Memories of my father and his passion for sports
    The start of football season was special for all of us but especially for my dad because he loved the game so much at every level, particularly the NFL. The start of football season was special for all of us but especially for my dad because he loved the game so much at every level, particularly the NFL.
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9 hours ago

Researchers asked: What early parent educatio...

Researchers asked: What early parent education programs are out there to support fathers during the prenatal and postnatal periods? The result? Not many, according to this op-ed.

    Study: Fathers are forgotten by parenting programs
    Updated 5:00 am, Sunday, June 17, 2018 Fathers have a significant impact on their children's well-being - an impact that begins even before the child is born. In fact, studies have shown that fathers who are involved during pregnancy have healthier children.
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10 hours ago

Want to shop at Costco but don't want to fork...

Want to shop at Costco but don't want to fork over the membership fee? It's possible - but there's a catch.

    You don't need a membership to shop at Costco online - but there's a catch
    You don't need to be a Costco member to shop online. However, there's a catch - non-members have to pay a 5% surcharge on most online items, and some Costco online prices are up to 20% higher than the prices offered in-store. There are other ways to shop at Costco without being a member.
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10 hours ago

Germany became the third defending champion i...

Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday.

    Mexico beats defending champion Germany 1-0 at World Cup
    MOSCOW (AP) - Germany became the third defending champion in the last 16 years to lose its opening match at the World Cup, falling to Mexico 1-0 Sunday. Hirving Lozano scored the lone goal in the 35th minute, picking up Javier Hernandez's pass inside the penalty area and beating Mesut Ozil before shooting past Manuel Neuer from 10 yards.
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10 hours ago

Maya Rivera and Ray Shawn Hudson Sr. vanished...

Maya Rivera and Ray Shawn Hudson Sr. vanished from Angleton on June 10, along with their son Ray Shawn Hudson Jr. Their bodies were found Saturday in Wharton County.

    Remains believed to be missing Angleton family found in Wharton County
    Three bodies believed to be a missing Angleton couple and their 5-year-old son were found Saturday in Wharton County. Maya Rivera, 24, and Ray Shawn Hudson Sr., 28, vanished from Angleton on June 10, along with their son Ray Shawn Hudson Jr. Texas EquuSearch spread word of the family's disappearance, and their car was later recovered in Rosenberg.
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10 hours ago

UPDATE: One man has been charged in the death...

UPDATE: One man has been charged in the deaths of the Angleton family. Maya Rivera and Ray Shawn Hudson Sr. vanished from Angleton on June 10, along with their son Ray Shawn Hudson Jr. Their bodies were found Saturday in Wharton County.

    Remains believed to be missing Angleton family found in Wharton County
    Three bodies believed to be a missing Angleton couple and their 5-year-old son were found Saturday in Wharton County. Maya Rivera, 24, and Ray Shawn Hudson Sr., 28, vanished from Angleton on June 10, along with their son Ray Shawn Hudson Jr. Texas EquuSearch spread word of the family's disappearance, and their car was later recovered in Rosenberg.
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11 hours ago

A woman was thrown from the car and later flo...

A woman was thrown from the car and later flown to the hospital in unknown condition. A man was rushed by ambulance to the hospital, also in unknown condition.

    2 hospitalized after car hit by train near Lake Houston
    Two people were hospitalized early Sunday after their car was hit by a train near Lake Houston. Around 2 a.m., the driver of the car tried rushing across a set of train tracks in front of an oncoming train near Old Atascocita and Fairlake.
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11 hours ago

An early morning fire wreaked major damage on...

An early morning fire wreaked major damage on a Houston hookah bar, according to authorities.

    Early morning fire wrecks Greater Third Ward hookah bar
    An early morning fire wreaked major damage on a Houston hookah bar, according to authorities. Firefighters arrived at the Bon Bon of Houston hookah bar just after 5 a.m. and found heavy smoke and flames pouring from the side of the building at Tierwester and Rosewood.
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12 hours ago

A man was shot to death in the street Saturda...

A man was shot to death in the street Saturday night during an argument at a subdivision just east of Katy.

    Man shot to death in street of west Harris County subdivision
    A man was shot to death in the street Saturday night during an argument at a west Harris County subdivision. Gunfire broke out just before 10 p.m. near Birchbank and Pebble Garden, after a 28-year-old who was visiting friends in the neighborhood came outside to meet a man and woman in the cul-de-sac.
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12 hours ago

A drunken man allegedly shot his friend in th...

A drunken man allegedly shot his friend in the face during a fight over whether he was too intoxicated to drive.

    Man shot in face after drunken dispute in SE Harris County trailer
    A drunken man allegedly shot his friend in the face during a fight over whether he was too intoxicated to drive. The dispute broke out late Saturday inside a trailer in southeast Harris County, near Genoa Red Bluff and Burke. The suspected shooter stopped by his friends' place around 11:45 p.m.
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13 hours ago

One man was hospitalized early Sunday after g...

One man was hospitalized early Sunday after gunfire broke out near a northwest Houston apartment complex.

    Gunman on the loose after one shot outside NW Houston apartment complex
    One man was hospitalized early Sunday after gunfire broke out near a northwest Houston apartment complex. Three men started arguing around 5 a.m. in the complex parking lot by West Gulf Bank and Antoine, according to authorities. At some point, one of the men went back in the Amir Apartments, retrieved a gun and started shooting at the other two.
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13 hours ago

This gorgeous estate could be yours for $3.1 ...

This gorgeous estate could be yours for $3.1 million.

    Magnolia mansion for sale is on private island
    Waterfront property is plentiful around the Houston area, but this home for sale on a private lake is different from the rest.
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14 hours ago

A shooting broke out at an all-night art fest...

A shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in New Jersey early Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, a local prosecutor said.

    1 dead, 20 injured in New Jersey arts festival shooting
    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Shooting broke out at an all-night art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, early Sunday, sending people stampeding from the scene and leaving one suspect dead and 20 people injured, authorities said. Many of the 20 injured were treated for gunshot wounds, Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri said Sunday morning.
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15 hours ago

"As the hours passed, it dawned on the mother...

"As the hours passed, it dawned on the mothers the kids were not coming back."

    Texas border agents tell migrant moms they'll bathe their kids. Instead, they separate them.
    Border agents in Texas have been of accused of deceiving immigrant parents in order to separate them from their children. A Boston Globe report detailing the Trump administration's policy of splitting apprehended migrant families features a conversation with a McAllen federal public defender that has gone viral.
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16 hours ago

"They were in essentially very large cages, p...

"They were in essentially very large cages, pods, cyclone fences 10-feet high with netting on the top," he said.

    Beto O'Rourke visits immigrant detention center: 'I can only imagine the terror they felt'
    El Paso congressman and Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke traveled to Texas' border on Tuesday to witness firsthand the separation of families under the Trump administration. In a video detailing his day in McAllen, O'Rourke said he met with a mother and her 7-year-old daughter in custody at one of the nation's busiest border patrol stations.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

"Call it what it really is. Concentration cam...

"Call it what it really is. Concentration camps."

    Movement to call migrant detention centers 'concentration camps' swells online
    Critics aren't doing their due diligence by labeling prisons for migrants "detention centers," a growing number of activists and critics argue.
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18 hours ago

Should the minimum wage be raised for the wor...

Should the minimum wage be raised for the working class?

    Minimum wage can't afford you a zero-bedroom home in Texas
    Texas politicians often boast about the state's cheap real estate, but not much thought is given as to who can actually afford it. On Wednesday, the National Low Income Housing Coalition released new figures on the gap between renters' wages and the cost of rental housing in the U.S.
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19 hours ago

The driver reportedly told the women that kis...

The driver reportedly told the women that kissing in an uber was illegal. Then he forced them to get out.

    Uber driver who booted 2 kissing women has license suspended
    An Uber driver who booted two kissing women out of his car had his livery license suspended on Tuesday. The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, which licenses about 180,000 drivers of car services and yellow cabs, called his behavior "ridiculous."
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20 hours ago

Scientists have directly imaged a stream of m...

Scientists have directly imaged a stream of material being shot out of a black hole for the first time. AND. IT'S. SUPER. COOL.

    Black hole drags star to dusty death
    Gulp. Burp. And so it goes in the cruel and carnivorous universe according to Einstein. Astronomers said on Thursday that they had seen a giant black hole in a nearby galaxy rip apart an unfortunate wayward star and spread half of it into a messy blaze of light and heat swirling toward doom.
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21 hours ago

How many of these have you visited?

How many of these have you visited?

    Unique places to vacation in Texas
    Native Texans are always proud to claim our Lone Star State heritage, and we're quick to share our familiarity with the state's history and geography. But even those of us who are fluent in Texan may find that there's some hidden nook left to discover, or maybe just a small town we can't get enough of.
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22 hours ago

When the agents allegedly boarded the bus, Sm...

When the agents allegedly boarded the bus, Smalls said she yelled, "I'm not showing you s---!" and urged fellow passengers to do the same.

    U.S. Border Patrol denies Calif. woman's claims she forced agents off Greyhound bus
    U.S. Border Patrol denies a California woman's claims that she forced officers off a Greyhound bus after invoking her constitutional rights.
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23 hours ago

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: A man was fatally sh...

INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: A man was fatally shot late Thursday in an apartment parking lot in southwest Houston. https://chrn.cl/2t0pwuq

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    INVESTIGATION CONTINUES: A man was fatally shot late Thursday in an apartment parking lot in southwest Houston. https://chrn.cl/2t0pwuq
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24 hours ago

They may not look like much, but they are def...

They may not look like much, but they are definitely worth trying.

    Houston's best hole-in-the-wall restaurants to try
    Published 5:01 pm, Saturday, March 31, 2018 Houston is full of small mom-and-pop shops that (though they may not look like much) are often the best places to go for some amazing food. People who go to these hole-in-the-wall spots can tell you they don't go for the aesthetic of the location, but rather the authenticity of the food.
    https://www.chron.com

25 hours ago

With summer in full swing, now is the perfect...

With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to pack up the family, grab some road-trip junk food, and explore the Lone Star State.

    Five Texas road trips perfect for families
    Published 1:19 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to pack up the family, grab some road-trip junk food, and explore the Lone Star State.
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26 hours ago

Who placed bets on Cruz winning? 😮

Who placed bets on Cruz winning? 😮

    Cruz edges out Kimmel in charity basketball game in Houston
    It was the Thunderdome from "Mad Max" or the coliseum from "Spartacus," if either Max or Sparty were two, middle-aged American men playing a slow-motion car-crash of half-court basketball for charity and political one upsmanship. Conservative Texas Sen.
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26 hours ago

In case you are planning on traveling this su...

In case you are planning on traveling this summer.

    The best, high-end hotels within 10 miles of a Houston airport
    Updated 5:04 pm, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Traveling can be a hassle, especially in peak seasons like the summer months, so finding a place to stay near a local airport can mean cutting down on some of that stress. However, trying to find a good Houston hotel close to either George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) or William P.
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27 hours ago

How many of you heard these growing up?

How many of you heard these growing up?

    Dadisms, fatherly advice you probably heard growing up
    Published 12:09 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 If you fell off your bike as a kid, most dads might tell you, "It's OK. Dust yourself off and try again." In the south, if you scraped your knee falling off your bike you probably heard something from your dad along the lines of, "Rub some dirt on it."
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28 hours ago

“This is one Juneteenth that is about making ...

“This is one Juneteenth that is about making people aware.”

    Juneteenth in Houston: Parade, prayer and sense of urgency
    The trappings of any summertime parade were there: the marching bands, the swivel-hipped cheerleaders dancing to a beat, the politicians waving from bunting-clad covertibles. Yet, this year's Houston Juneteenth festivities on Saturday - in a city at the beginning of the now national celebration to mark the emancipation of slaves - carried a distinct air of urgency.
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28 hours ago

See photos of the chic mid-century home.

See photos of the chic mid-century home.

    Retro Palm Springs-style house for sale in Texas
    Published 1:50 pm, Thursday, June 14, 2018 A Texas home for sale is bringing a little taste of Palm Springs to the Lone Star State. The four bedroom, three bath retro-style, mid-century Dallas home is listed at $750,000 and features extensive renovations by the current homeowner, a beautiful open-floor plan, and attention to detail.
    https://www.chron.com

29 hours ago

"We want every Netflix production to be a saf...

"We want every Netflix production to be a safe and respectful working environment."

    Report: Netflix crew members can't give 'lingering hugs,' stare for more than 5 seconds
    Published 1:46 pm, Friday, June 15, 2018 In the wake of a nationwide #MeToo reckoning, Netflix headquarters has reportedly released a new set of behavioral guidelines for film crews. Netflix crew members mustn't flirt, give "lingering hugs" nor stare at anyone for "longer than five seconds," according to a series of updated sexual harassment policies obtained by the Sun.
    https://www.chron.com

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