24 min 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.
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1 hour 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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2 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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2 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.
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3 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.
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3 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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4 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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4 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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5 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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5 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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6 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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6 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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6 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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7 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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7 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.
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8 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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8 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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9 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.
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9 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.
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9 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.
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9 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.
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10 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

10 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

10 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.
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10 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

11 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.
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11 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

11 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

12 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

13 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

13 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

14 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

14 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

15 hours ago

Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle was live...

LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny’s restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny's restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx
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Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle is live ...

LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny’s restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    LIVESTREAM: Closing arguments begin in the murder trial of Terry Thompson, who is accused over choking death of Houston man outside Denny's restaurant. https://bit.ly/2IbWSLx
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15 hours ago

Today's National Selfie Day! Post your #selfi...

Today's National Selfie Day! Post your #selfie below and check out the best Houston spots to pose:

    To thine own self(ie) be true: The best spots in Houston to take selfies for National Selfie Day
    It's not like anyone needs a reason to post a selfie on social media, but June 21 gives us a great one. It's National Selfie Day. How is this different from any other day on social media? It's not, really, but having a designated day makes it sound all the more official.
    https://www.chron.com

15 hours ago

The Houston Fire Department was at a house fi...

The Houston Fire Department was at a house fire at Idaho and Dumble in Houston this morning. https://chrn.cl/2yw0IQ3

    Chron.com from the Houston Chronicle
    The Houston Fire Department was at a house fire at Idaho and Dumble in Houston this morning. https://chrn.cl/2yw0IQ3
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15 hours ago

What?!

What?!

    Did Houston deserve to be ranked second worst city in Texas to raise a kid?
    A recent Wallethub report looked at the best cities in Texas to raise a family, ranking 117 cities in the Lone Star State for their kid-friendliness. Surprisingly by Wallethub's standards the city of Houston ranked 116th, second to last to San Benito in the Rio Grande Valley.
    https://www.chron.com

16 hours ago

How well do you *really* know Houston?

How well do you *really* know Houston?

    Test your city supremacy with our Houston Bingo Card
    Whether you're hugging Orbit at an Astros game or reciting Mike Jones' phone number, there are times you think to yourself, "This is so Houston." Heck, you'll likely think that at least once just entering the city and pulling up beside someone with swangas on their wheels.
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16 hours ago

Houston celebs take some of the best #selfie ...

Houston celebs take some of the best #selfie shots.

    Houston celebrities take some of the best selfies
    National Selfie Day is the one day of the year it's fine to be obsessed with looking at yourself.
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16 hours ago

What do you think about this cover?

What do you think about this cover?

    Trump looks down at crying migrant child on new cover of Time
    The latest cover of Time magazine depicts President Donald Trump's immigrant family separation policy by showing Trump towering over a crying migrant child and staring down at her. The child on the cover is a 2-year-old Honduran girl who in a matter of days has become a symbol of the immigration debate in America largely due to a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and a San Francisco couple.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothi...

Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothing else, Keuchel strikes a classic pitcher's pose in the annual "Body Issue."

    Behind the scenes at Dallas Keuchel's Body Issue photo shoot
    Updated 9:28 am, Thursday, June 21, 2018 Wearing his glove, his beard and, well, nothing else, Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel strikes a classic pitcher's pose in a photograph taken for ESPN The Magazine's annual "Body Issue."
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17 hours ago

"We've been here since 10 p.m. when we heard ...

"We've been here since 10 p.m. when we heard there were young people on flights coming from Texas."

    Hundreds flock New York City's LaGuardia to greet migrant children flown in from the border
    As Air Force One shuttled President Donald Trump back to Washington following a boisterous heartland rally, hundreds of people filled the terminals at the president's hometown airport. The spontaneous demonstration at New York City's LaGuardia was sparked by rumors of the arrival of migrant children separated from their parents at the southern border.
    https://www.chron.com

17 hours ago

Part of the agreement requires the restaurant...

Part of the agreement requires the restaurant to employ off-duty police officers and keep a tally of drinks consumed by customers.

    Bombshells sports bar allowed to sell alcohol in settlement requiring close monitoring
    Harris County prosecutors announced a settlement Wednesday that allows Bombshells a popular Gulf Freeway sports bar, to begin serving alcohol if it employs off-duty police officers and keeps a computerized tally of drinks consumed by customers.
    https://www.chron.com

18 hours ago

"The Little City That Could" earned the accol...

"The Little City That Could" earned the accolade for its resilience during Harvey.

    Katy finalist for 'Nicest Place in America'
    "The Little City That Could," a story about Katy and its residents helping each other in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, is a finalist in the Reader's Digest contest "Nicest Places in America." The story is by Trish Johnson, a longtime Katy resident who has written for local newspapers, including as a freelancer for the Houston Chronicle.
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18 hours ago

Remember "meeting" Koko?

Remember "meeting" Koko?

    Koko, the gorilla who knew sign language, dies at 46
    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in her sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Santa Cruz mountains on Tuesday.
    https://www.chron.com

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