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United brings iconic aircraft to Houston one final time before it's retired

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United brings iconic aircraft to Houston one final time before it's retired


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New York Post pokes fun at Houston with Kate Upton ad

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New York Post pokes fun at Houston with Kate Upton ad


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Video: Houston store manager jumps in getaway vehicle to stop beer thief

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Video: Houston store manager jumps in getaway vehicle to stop beer thief


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Lecrae returns to Houston for a hometown show

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Lecrae returns to Houston for a hometown show


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Houston baby smashes Whataburger instead of cake in first birthday photo shoot

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Houston baby smashes Whataburger instead of cake in first birthday photo shoot


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Pink announces second Houston show

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Some rainfall expected for Houston in lieu of Hurricane Nate

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Some rainfall expected for Houston in lieu of Hurricane Nate


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Judge halts execution of man known as Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer"
HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- A judge on Wednesday halted the scheduled execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" hours before it was to be carried out. Anthony Allen Shore was to be put to death Wednesday evening for the killings of four female victims, but the judge withdrew the execution warrant just hours before Shore was set to die   Read More ...
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District judge grants 90-day stay of execution for Tourniquet Killer
Updated 4:12 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 A Harris County district judge approved a stay of execution hours before a condemned serial killer was set to die in Huntsville state prison later Wednesday, according to Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg. The 90-day stay was granted following a request from the Montgomery County district attorney as serial killer Anthony Shore became embroiled in a last-minute scheme to confess to another death row inmate's crime, officials said Wednesday   Read More ...
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Craft: EPA administrator should see Houston's post-Harvey pollution firsthand.
Perhaps when EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is in Houston this week to speak at an oil and gas industry forum, he also will address the trail of disasters left behind by the inaction of his agency during and after Hurricane Harvey. Perhaps he will take a few deep breaths near the Arkema chemical plant in Crosby, where 20 emergency responders became ill breathing smoke-filled air after floodwaters cut power and wiped out the backup generators at the facility   Read More ...
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Photo of Houston mom looking younger than her 18-year-old son goes viral, people demand answers
A photo of a Houston mother-son duo has gone viral after her son shows off his youthful mother, who is "pushing 50 years old" but looks like his "twin." On Oct. 12, Houston resident Kemonte Guthrie, 18, shared a selfie with his mom, Angela Williamson, with the caption," My mom is pushing 50 years old and still looks like my twin   Read More ...
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Man known as Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer' set to die
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to killing four female victims from 1986 to 1995 after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada, whose body was dumped in a Houston Dairy Queen's drive-thru lane, was matched to his DNA   Read More ...
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Houston area’s ‘Tourniquet Killer’ set to die
Huntsville, Texas — A man who became known as the Houston area’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to killing four female victims from 1986 to 1995 after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada, whose body was dumped in a Houston Dairy Queen’s drive-thru lane, was matched to his DNA   Read More ...
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Man known as Houston area's 'Tourniquet Killer' set to die
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A man who became known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" because of the way he strangled his victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to killing four female victims from 1986 to 1995 after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of 21-year-old Maria del Carmen Estrada, whose body was dumped in a Houston Dairy Queen's drive-thru lane, was matched to his DNA   Read More ...
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Texas to loan Houston $47M to replace bridges after Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas will provide a $47 million no-interest loan to Houston to replace eight bridges west of downtown that block the flow of floodwaters during heavy downpours, according to a newspaper report. The city will forward the money from the Texas Water Development Board to the Harris County Flood Control District so that bridge replacements along Brays Bayou can begin in March   Read More ...
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Texas to loan Houston $47M to replace bridges after Harvey
HOUSTON (AP) — The state of Texas will provide a $47 million no-interest loan to Houston to replace eight bridges west of downtown that block the flow of floodwaters during heavy downpours, according to a newspaper report. The city will forward the money from the Texas Water Development Board to the Harris County Flood Control District so that bridge replacements along Brays Bayou can begin in March   Read More ...
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United brings iconic aircraft to Houston one final time before it's retired
Longtime employee Rolando Nolasco had flown on every single United Airlines plane except for the iconic Boeing 747. As the world's first wide-body passenger plane, this "Jumbo Jet" was the first to make air travel affordable and convenient. United has flown them for 47 years, NASA modified two 747-100s into Shuttle Carrier Aircraft and the Air Force One fleet trusted the planes to transport presidents   Read More ...
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Art League Houston patrons toast Lynn Goode and Trevor Doyle Hancock
Colorful crowd celebrates two Texas art icons at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District Updated 11:27 am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guests of the Art League Houston's annual gala could hardly contain their excitement. And why should they? The 15th anniversary fete – whimsically-themed "Myth & Symbol" – set two distinctive goals: laud venerable icons Trenton Doyle Hancock and Lynn Goode, and raise some funds   Read More ...
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Houston guy's Nintendo-loving T-shirt company continues to thrive
Almost a year after debuting his first creation, this local shirt maker is still riding high on a wave of Houston nostalgia. Designer Tyler Fatherree became a city sensation in late 2016 when his shirt that turned the state of Texas into a "Super Mario 3" map, specifically the first world that gamers had to beat in one of the most beloved video games of the 1990s, hit Instagram   Read More ...
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Houston retailers on the brink of extinction
One of the common reactions to the news this week that Sears will be closing its iconic Midtown location in Houston was, "It's still open?" Sears, like many big-box retailers, has suffered greatly as consumers have moved their spending habits online. The Sears closure is part of the company's plan to shutter hundreds of locations nationwide. The more-than-a-century-old company has closed about 180 stores this year   Read More ...
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Art League Houston patrons toast Lynn Goode and Trevor Doyle Hancock
Colorful crowd celebrates two Texas art icons at Hotel ZaZa in the Museum District Updated 11:27 am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Guests of the Art League Houston's annual gala could hardly contain their excitement. And why should they? The 15th anniversary fete – whimsically-themed "Myth & Symbol" – set two distinctive goals: laud venerable icons Trenton Doyle Hancock and Lynn Goode, and raise some funds   Read More ...
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Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson Is A Legitimate MVP Candidate [Opinion]
Deshaun Watson came into his rookie season as the backup quarterback for the Houston Texans. That changed in a hurry as the starter, Tom Savage, struggled right off the bat and was replaced by Watson. Not only has Watson won the starting job, he has been one of the most productive quarterbacks in the league. Throughout the first six games of the season, Watson has completed 61   Read More ...
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A New America: Four storylines that show why the immigration debate matters in Houston
Staff, Houston Chronicle. Updated 11:43 am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 President Donald Trump has empowered federal authorities to deport immigrants here illegally, promised to punish so-called sanctuary cities and is pushing Congress to start funding a complete wall along our southern border. Fearful of being exposed and sent back to countries that may no longer be familiar or welcoming, immigrants are withdrawing even more into the shadows   Read More ...
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Sherita Perez uses heartache to fuel her Houston sound
Sherita Perez uses heartache to fuel her Houston sound Updated 12:44 pm, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Sherita Perez says her story is one of "absolute suffering and rising up out of the ashes." "My life was really awful," says Perez, a musician who grew up in Texas City inside what she calls a cycle of violence and poverty. "I was always sick   Read More ...
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Associated Credit Union relocates Alvin branch
Associated Credit Union of Texas has relocated its Alvin branch to 1450 FM 1462. A grand opening will be held Nov. 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The branch relocated from inside the Alvin Kroger in September. The League City-based credit union is open to residents of the Galveston, Brazoria and Harris counties and surrounding areas.   Read More ...
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Ranked: Fastest-growing school districts in Houston area
Two of the Houston area's largest charter school networks are among the region's fastest-growing districts, followed by several small to mid-size suburban districts, according to newly released data from the Texas Education Agency. The two charter districts were followed by three mid-sized traditional public school districts: Alvin, New Caney and Tomball. Katy ISD added the most total students, with about 2,500 more enrolled in 2016-17, an increase of about 3   Read More ...
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Houston-area school district Photoshops homecoming queen's hair color, apologizes, edits photo again
The teen's hair color was purple in the photo and they changed it to brown. Published 9:34 am, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Photoshop fails are called out constantly by the internet, though this time it was a Houston-area high school school caught altering a photo of their homecoming court because of the queen's purple hair, reports say. On Friday, Sept. 29, North Shore Senior High School crowned Kasson Abdullah and Ebony Smith as their homecoming king and queen, respectively   Read More ...
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Reader nominations: These are Houston's worst streets with the most potholes
The most elegant of convertible Aston Martins begins a new chapter with the introduction of the eagerly-awaited DB11 Volante. Joining the DB11 Coupe, which was launched to wide acclaim last year, the new DB11 Volante sets new standards of performance, innovation, engineering and style to create the definitive open-top Sports GT. Powered by a new 4.0-litre twin-turbo 510PS V8 engine, the DB11 Volante is built around the all-new bonded aluminium structure first seen in the DB11 Coupe   Read More ...
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Ranked: Fastest-growing school districts in Houston area
Two of the Houston area's largest charter school networks are among the region's fastest-growing districts, followed by several small to mid-size suburban districts, according to newly released data from the Texas Education Agency. YES Prep Public Schools and KIPP Houston added the greatest percentage of students in 2016-17, both growing by nearly 8 percent, according to a Houston Chronicle analysis of the state data   Read More ...
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Houston-area "Tourniquet Killer" set to die
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man who became known as Houston's "Tourniquet Killer" because of his signature murder technique on four female victims was set for execution Wednesday evening. Anthony Allen Shore confessed to the four slayings after a tiny particle collected from under the fingernail of a 21-year-old murder victim was matched to his DNA. The lethal injection of Shore, 55, would be the seventh this year in Texas and the 21st execution nationally, one more than the total number carried out in the U   Read More ...
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McNair statue planned as permanent fixture at NRG Park
Deck: antenna light. 13 on 15 always 4 lines for 1 column Updated 8:13 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Texans owner Robert McNair soon could loom a little larger at the county-owned NRG Park, with a statue of him likely headed for the stadium's entrance. First, however, the Harris County Sports and Convention Corp. must decide how to accept the privately donated statue for placement on public land   Read More ...
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Houston area's best new restaurants, according to Yelp reviewers
Whether its poor service, bad quality or long waits, new restaurants can be a gamble. Luckily, Houston Yelp reviewers have put their taste buds on the line. Using Yelp's algorithm, listed the 20 best new restaurants in the Houston area. Of the eateries on the list, none are more than a few months old. Locations range from downtown to the suburbs, like Spring or Katy   Read More ...
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VIDEO: Three young men caught on surveillance armed as they rob Houston gas station
Published 6:33 pm, Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Police are asking for your help in identifying three men responsible for aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon. Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division released surveillance video showing the robbery at a Valero at 1303 W. Mount Houston in Houston on Oct. 11. According to the video, two of the men entered the store holding up handguns with their faces wrapped in T-shirts   Read More ...
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Heat map shows Houston's favorite biking and running spots
Houston may not be known as a biking city, but it still has plenty of areas where riders thrive. Strava, a running and cycling GPS app, collected data from users to create a nifty heat map showing America's most popular biking and running spots. When examining Houston, it's clear the Bayou City is a little bare bones when it comes to cycling infrastructure, especially compared with Austin, whose urban center is more heavily navigated by cyclists   Read More ...
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State water board approves $47M loan to speed up Project Brays
The Texas Water Development Board on Tuesday approved a $47 million no-interest loan to the city of Houston that will be used to speed up long-awaited flood control improvements on Brays Bayou. Under a plan announced earlier this year, the city will give the money to Harris County Flood Control to replace eight bridges that create flooding chokepoints during heavy rainstorms, a key park of long-delayed Project Brays   Read More ...
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Houston suburb makes list of America's best cities to live in
One Houston suburb has been named one of the 50 best American cities to live in, and is among the top three in Texas, according to a new study released by the . Atascocita came in at No. 21 on the list in the report that surveyed U.S. Census data for 590 cities with populations of 65,000 or more in 2016   Read More ...
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11 Houston billionaires make Forbes richest American list
Houston's richest mostly got richer as 11 billionaires earned spots on Forbes annual list of the 400 richest Americans. Of the 11 billionaires who kept a spot on the list this year, nine saw their fortunes rise. Tilman Feritta, who added the Houston Rockets to his portfolio after the list was calculated, saw his net worth shoot up 30 percent to $3   Read More ...
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Pearland-area worker rescued Tuesday after falling into manhole
A worker in the Pearland area was rescued Tuesday morning after falling 15 feet down a manhole at an industrial facility, the City of Pearland reported in a press release. The Pearland Fire Department responded to the Galperti, Inc. site at 160 Southbelt Industrial at 6:01 a.m., city spokeswoman Sparkle Anderson said. Galperti is in an unincorporated area of Harris County and manufactures fittings and flanges for the oil and gas, chemical, power generation and pipeline industries   Read More ...
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Sister of notorious Houston serial killer: 'He should be killed'
Gina Shore feels it in her bones: There must have been more. Sure as the tick-tick of the clock winding down her brother's final hours. Certain as the needle the state of Texas will slip into his arm. Fixed as the gruesome fates of the four girls he raped and murdered. "I know in my heart without a doubt that there are more," she said   Read More ...
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Video: Police search for Houston cell phone store robber
Published 5:40 pm, Monday, October 16, 2017 Police are asking for your help in identifying the suspect responsible for an aggravated robbery of a Metro PCS store in Houston. Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department's Robbery Division are reporting that on Oct. 11 a man entered the Metro PCS at 12804 East Freeway. In the video, you can see that he approached an employee at the front counter while gripping what appeared to be a handgun in his right hand and demanded the money from the cash register   Read More ...
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Skip the fake haunted houses and visit some of Houston's really 'haunted' places
Updated 5:36 pm, Monday, October 16, 2017 This October, you don't have to head to a haunted house to get your fright in, because dozens of reportedly haunted locations are sprinkled throughout the Houston area. From restaurants to lofts and libraries, there are numerous locations where legendary ghosts are rumored to still walk the halls. Considering some of Houston's oldest buildings date back centuries, it's understandable for legends of haunts and horrors to arise   Read More ...
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Harris Teeter emphasizes food safety after former worker allegedly sprays feces in SC store
Several departments of a Harris Teeter store in Charleston reopened Monday, after officials say a disgruntled former employee on Sunday sprayed what is believed to be feces on fresh produce. This is the first time the Matthews-based grocer has experienced such an incident, spokeswoman Danna Robinson told the Observer. Officials in Charleston said the contaminant was feces, she said, although that will be confirmed through test results   Read More ...
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Houstonians react to remarkable fall weather after cold front blows in
Houstonians woke up to temperatures in the low- to mid-60s Monday morning as northern winds blew in overnight and residents quickly took to social media to express their feelings about fall arriving in the Bayou City. The online reactions were mixed with love for the cooler temperatures, while others said the fall feeling won't last. Still more joked that 60 degrees isn't considered fall weather in other parts of the country   Read More ...
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Houston ranks really low on list of cities competing for Amazon HQ, says study
Updated 11:24 am, Monday, October 16, 2017 The nationwide bidding war for Amazon's second headquarters has Houston leaders pitching the city as a diverse and dynamic marketplace, one with big industrial players and an emerging tech sector – the perfect place to plant seeds for new technological breakthroughs. But a new report says Houston would rank low on Amazon's wish list   Read More ...
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One killed, one injured after southwest Houston gunfire
Gunfire in southwest Houston late Sunday left one man dead and another with gunshot wounds to the chest. Police were called about 10:30 p.m. to the 9200 block of Bissonnet, said John Cannon, spokesman for the Houston Police Department. The man who was killed was dead by the time officers arrived. The injured man was in stable condition early Monday, according to HPD   Read More ...
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Houston, get ready for another sign of fall as a cold front blows in Monday morning
Published 5:08 pm, Sunday, October 15, 2017 Sunday, Houston temperatures reached into the nineties, but that heat will soon be extinguished as a cold front blows in from the north. Houstonians will wake up to temperatures in the mid to low 60s Monday morning as northern winds blow through the area from 12 to 17 miles per hour overnight. The high on Monday will reach 76 with a low of 56, according to the National Weather Service   Read More ...
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Browns downward spiral continues in Houston: Dan Labbe's instant analysis
HOUSTON, Texas -- They say everything's bigger in Texas. The egg the Browns laid on Sunday at NRG Stadium is certainly in the discussion for one of the biggest they've laid in a season full of them. The Browns fell to the Texans, 33-17. For the second straight season and the third time in team history, the Browns are 0-6. The other time was 1999, and it's never good to have your current season mentioned in the same breath as that expansion year   Read More ...
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