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John McClain's and Aaron Wilson's 2018 NFL mock draft 5.0
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:00:00 +0100
The Chronicle's John McClain and Aaron Wilson make their mock draft with the first round, and the first three Texans picks.
Where the most potholes were filled in Houston in 2017
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:40:06 +0100
Houston's public works spent a lot of time filling potholes around Houston in 2017.
Tattoos could help identify body in abandoned Houston sewage plant
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:24:52 +0100
Authorities are hoping the public can help identify the body of a man who was found floating in an abandoned sewage treatment plant in Houston's East End on Tuesday.
Vanessa Vanjie Mateo talks 'Drag Race' exit, says she 'still had more shape than half the girls'
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:19:56 +0100
The queen talks about her brief run on the show, being part of the Mateo dynasty and what's next.
All the new food at Minute Maid Park this season
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 20:08:00 +0100
Aramark Executive Chef Dominic Soucie and the Astros are not playing around in the kitchen this season, but that's not really anything new.Chef Soucie and Aramark have been providing fans at Minute Maid Park with delicious ballpark food for a while now...they're...
Astros' Lance McCullers surprises cancer survivor at spring training
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:58:24 +0100
The Astros' Lance McCullers teamed up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to surprise Zachariah with a "Day in the Life of a Pitcher" at Fitteam Ballpark of the Palm Beaches, the Astros' spring training complex in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Man hospitalized after shooting near Houston Police Department storefront
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:43:09 +0100
A man was hospitalized late Friday morning after a shooting that happened feet away from a Houston Police Department storefront on the East Freeway.
Rockets' Chris Paul, Luc Mbah a Moute doubtful Saturday vs. Pelicans
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:21:34 +0100
The Rockets may be without guard Chris Paul and forward Luc Mbah a Moute for their weekend series against the New Orleans Pelicans and the Atlanta Hawks at the Toyota Center.
Four Houston highways to avoid this weekend
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:39:32 +0100
Houston highways will be riddled with construction this weekend. Check out the short list below to get some idea of which areas to avoid.
Eagles' Michael Bennett indicted in injury to elderly incident at Houston Super Bowl
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 18:09:38 +0100
Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and former Texas A&M and Alief Tayler High School star Michael Bennett was indictured by a Harris County grand jury Friday for a felony charge of injury of the elderly for an incident at the 2017 Super Bowl at NRG...
There was a time when the Houston Zoo passed off a rubber snake as a real one
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:32:00 +0100
Back in 1984 the Houston Zoo was a much different place than it is now.
Ohio State LB Chris Worley to visit Texans
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:03:22 +0100
Ohio State linebacker Chris Worley is scheduled to visit the Texans. A projected late-round draft target, Worley is also set to visit the Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Cincinnati Bengals.
Bragging leads to Texas man’s arrest nearly 30 years after killing
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:53:36 +0100
According to an arrest affidavit, William Weedman Jr. bragged about murdering Rusty Redman after telling initially telling police Redman shot himself in the head.
Source: Rockets to release center Brandan Wright
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:51:52 +0100
With center Brandan Wright unable to return from his knee issues this season, the Rockets will release Wright, who signed as a free agent last month, a person with knowledge of the move said.
Texans QB Deshaun Watson's 5 best plays during his rookie season
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:45:00 +0100
A look at five of Deshaun Watson's five best plays during his rookie quarterback season with the Texans.
Max Stassi makes Astros' roster spot as backup catcher
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:38:59 +0100
On Thursday, manager A.J. Hinch informed Max Stassi he will make the club as a backup to Brian McCann, whom Hinch unsurprisingly confirmed will start opening day against Texas on March 29.
By one metric, Astros tickets are priciest in baseball
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 16:17:52 +0100
Vivid Seats, a ticket brokerage firm based in Chicago, said this week the 2017 World Series champions have Major League Baseball's highest median ticket price in 2018, an average of $96 per seat, for tickets being offered for sale on its website.
Texans' Deshaun Watson throws T-shirts to fans at Rockets game
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 15:29:20 +0100
Texans star quarterback Deshaun Watson had excellent seats for the Rockets' 14th straight home win Thursday night - a 100-96 win over the Pistons.
Flood control district exploring plan to build massive tunnels to carry away stormwater
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:47:24 +0100
In what appears to be one of the most ambitious projects proposed in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, the Harris County Flood Control District is exploring the possibility of building massive, underground tunnels to carry flood waters from several Houston-area...
Texas adds 40,500 jobs in February
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:34:48 +0100
Texas employers expanded payrolls by 40,500 jobs in February, making it the 20th month of straight employment growth across the state, the Texas Workforce Commission said on Friday.
Houston reaches $40M settlement with pension actuarial firm
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:33:25 +0100
The city's outside counsel, Susman Godfrey, would collect $11 million, and $29 million would be deposited into the city's general fund.
Warriors' Stephen Curry ‘definitely’ still interested in owning part of Panthers
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0100
A day after he reportedly was part of a potential ownership group that backed out of a bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, Warriors point guard Stephen Curry reiterated his desire Thursday to have an ownership stake in his hometown NFL franchise. ...
Jennifer Garner goes full 'band nerd' on Instagram to wish Reese Witherspoon happy birthday
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:55:09 +0100
Today we learned that Jennifer Garner played saxophone in high school (and named her instrument Sally the Sexy Saxophone).
West Texas should get prepared for more sinkholes, new study says
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:17:41 +0100
Unexpected and somewhat scary, sinkholes never fail to interest people. A new study says that more might be coming to West Texas.
Nearly 50 people were charged with murder in Houston in 2017, records show
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 13:04:20 +0100
Records with the Harris County District Clerk's Office shows that the charges against each of the suspects are still active. None have been convicted of murder, as of late March.
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Meme Madness: Loyola-Chicago has the clutch 'Jean'
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 03:00:09 +0100
When the NCAA Tournament began it's 2nd round Saturday, everyone was still basking in the afterglow of UMBC's upset win over Virginia Friday night.It didn't take long for No. 11 Loyola-Chicago's 98-year-old super fan, Sister Jean to remind us that love...
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Heartbreaker: Michigan dagger at the buzzer eliminates UH from NCAA Tournament
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 04:28:51 +0100
WICHITA, Kan. – Add this to the University of Houston's list of NCAA Tournament heartbreakers.
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Texas A&M upends North Carolina to advance to Sweet 16
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:31:34 +0100
CHARLOTTE — The Aggies are headed to the Sweet 16 for the second time in three seasons, and they made it look easy.
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Texas looks to advance to fourth straight Sweet 16
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:41:07 +0100
Second-seeded Texas was nearly flawless in its 83-54 drubbing of 15th-seeded Maine Saturday at the Erwin Center. The Longhorns shot 62 percent from the floor, 75 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the free-throw line.
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Houston SWAT scene ends at southeast Houston condo
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 23:03:43 +0100
Police say the man was taken into custody without incident.
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After posting huge upset, UMBC guards turn eyes to Kansas State
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:34:00 +0100
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jairus Lyles says fellow UMBC guard K.J. Maura is "annoying" in practice. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber says the 5-8, 140-pound Maura is "a little pest" after studying him on game film. Maura breaks into a wide smile when relayed the...
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After posting huge upset, UMBC guards turn eyes to Kansas State
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:34:00 +0100
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Jairus Lyles says fellow UMBC guard K.J. Maura is "annoying" in practice. Kansas State coach Bruce Weber says the 5-8, 140-pound Maura is "a little pest" after studying him on game film. Maura breaks into a wide smile when relayed the...
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Dynamo settle for draw after allowing D.C. United comeback
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:17:55 +0100
BOYDS, Md. — Ben Olsen's emotions after D.C. United's 2-2 draw with the Houston Dynamo on Saturday swirled like the snow squall that struck Maryland SoccerPlex midway through the first half.
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Probably a good thing Virginia product Derek Fisher wasn't at camp today, Astros' A.J. Hinch jokes
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 20:47:57 +0100
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Derek Fisher's Saturday morning absence was planned, a reprieve he and a handful of Astros enjoyed following their three and a half hour, Friday evening journey to Tampa for a game against the Yankees.
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Toys R Us bankruptcy claims 18 stores in Houston area
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:59:55 +0100
Toys R Us will close 18 stores in the Houston area, putting 673,000 square feet of retail space on the market.
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Meme Madness: No. 16 UMBC makes history, upsets No. 1 Virginia
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 03:49:06 +0100
The second day of the NCAA Tourney was just as exciting as the first, but you knew that already because THIS IS MARCH.
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Texas A&M crushed by Michigan in Sweet 16
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 01:43:43 +0100
LOS ANGELES – Michigan's Duncan Robinson let fly with a 3-pointer from deep in the right corner late in the first half against Texas A&M, then kept his arm extended while holding the pose long after the ball had dropped through the net.
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Winning numbers for March 18, 2018
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 02:41:13 +0100
Lottery winning numbers TEXAS Lotto: 3/1749-48-4-38-25-26 Estimated jackpot $17.25 million Winning tickets None Next jackpot 3/21 $17.75 million Pick 3 morn.: 3/17 6-7-6 Sum: 19 Pick 3 day: 4-2-5 Sum: 11 Pick 3 even.: 9-7-1 Sum: 17 Pick 3 night: 9-4-9...
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TV-radio listings: March 19
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:30:00 +0100
Television Col. basketball Women's NCAA Tournament ESPN2 5:30 p.m. Col. basketball NIT: Stanford at Oklahoma St. ESPNU 6 p.m. Col. basketball Women's NCAA Tournament ESPN2 8 p.m. Col. basketball NIT: LSU at Utah ESPNU 8:30 p.m. Col. basketball NIT: W....
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Bareback rider J.R. Vezain wins Super Shootout at RodeoHouston
Mon, 19 Mar 2018 00:24:36 +0100
Bareback rider Jake Vold, who claimed the RodeoHouston Super Series title last year, is sidelined after knee surgery, and R.C. Landingham, who was second last year, is out with a torn rotator cuff.
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Police start manhunt after shots fired at officers in southeast Houston
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 21:38:47 +0100
Houston police are searching for a suspect after someone fired shots at officers in southeast Houston. No officer was struck, but three suspects have been arrested.
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Astros send Francis Martes to minor-league camp
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 19:41:14 +0100
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Among the five players Houston sent to minor-league camp on Sunday morning was Francis Martes, whom manager A.J. Hinch said has "an argument" to be in the Astros bullpen right now.
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Charlie Morton to start Astros' home opener
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:44:57 +0100
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — The man who sealed Houston's first World Series championship will be the center of its final celebration.
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East Regional: Villanova rolls past Alabama, into Sweet 16
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:32:00 +0100
PITTSBURGH - Jay Wright had some late-night restlessness because he could not turn off the TV as long as Virginia and UMBC were still playing. He met his Villanova team in the morning, and the players at the breakfast tables were buzzing over basketball's...
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UT women rout Maine to advance in NCAA Tournament
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 02:15:00 +0100
AUSTIN - The message on the whiteboard in the Texas locker was simple and direct: Rebound! The No. 2 seed Longhorns did that and a whole lot more - just about anything they wanted to, really - in dismantling No. 15 Maine 83-54 in the first round of the...
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Cody DeMoss wins second straight saddle bronc title at RodeoHouston
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 01:02:48 +0100
Cody DeMoss had just qualified for the $50,000 Shootout at RodeoHouston, but when the NRG Stadium camera found him walking back to the chutes, his mixed emotions were plainly visible.
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TV-radio listings: March 18
Sun, 18 Mar 2018 00:55:00 +0100
Television Col. baseball Minnesota at TCU FSSW 12:30 p.m. Col. baseball Texas Tech at Baylor FSSW& 1 p.m. Col. baseball Kansas at Texas LHN 1 p.m. Col. basketball Butler vs. Purdue CBS 11 a.m. Col. basketball NIT: Mississippi St. at Baylor ESPN 11 a.m. Col....
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Simone Manuel wins final individual event of her Stanford career
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 23:42:19 +0100
Sugar Land's Simone Manuel went out on top Saturday, capping her individual collegiate career with a gold medal in the 100-meter freestyle at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio.
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Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry: James Harden 'is the MVP'
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 22:44:59 +0100
NEW ORLEANS - The Pelicans are promoting star forward Anthony Davis for the Most Valuable Player, but at least one observer believes the race is already over.
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Opposites attract as Texas A&M meets DePaul in women's NCAA Tournament
Sat, 17 Mar 2018 21:49:02 +0100
COLLEGE STATION - Doug Bruno and Gary Blair are good friends off the court. Their coaching styles at DePaul and Texas A&M are very different. Their two teams will meet Sunday in the second round of the women's NCAA Tournament as the fourth-seeded Aggies...
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